UNDERSTANDING THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE HEBREW MONTHS:
THE MONTH OF SIVAN
MAY 26 - JUNE 24 2017
If we only maintain a western concept of time, we will not understand what's going on "in God's time." Because of that, we can miss blessings. We strive in life. We strive in finances. We strive in trying to be successful. We strive in circumstances, jobs, family, decisions.
Once Jesus was crucified and resurrected, it unlocked mankind. And that's the way it can be for us. What brings trauma can bring greatness - if we understand God's timing.
Check this out:
Pentecost is during the Hebrew month of Sivan. The people in Acts 2 were faithful to observe Pentecost, year after year, seeing nothing in the sense of prophecy. BUT, in God's perfect timing, all of a sudden, heaven and earth connected in a new way. Peter, in his message to everyone after the Holy Spirit came on them in fire, mentions Joel 2.
In Joel, after the people have been called to repentance, a prophetic word comes forth. Now this is a people that have had 4 levels of locusts overtaking them. The palmerworm, cankerworm, caterpillar and locust. These worms swarmed them, crawled all over them, consumed them and chewed them up...in some creepy, worm-like way, we can relate.
Now that would be traumatic.
Joel relates God's response and promise in Joel 2:18-27.
Briefly God said, "I will take away the reproach, I will do great things, I will restore the years the worms have eaten, you shall never be ashamed and you will know that I am the Lord your God and none else." Verse 28 - "And it shall come to pass afterward..." That's where we are, we're in the afterward. Joel said, "I will pour out My spirit upon all flesh and your sons and daughters shall prophesy, old men shall dream dreams, young men shall see visions. Upon servants and handmaids I will pour out My spirit." Wow, it goes on, but here's the harvest word for 5777, "And it shall come to pass that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved..."
Just in case those worms didn't get the memo - SHOUT - I've got an afterward. I'm IN the afterward. God will activate things in you that are greater than what swarmed you, chewed on you, what consumed your body, mind, time and emotions, what made you the tail and not the head.
The month of Sivan and Pentecost is the time to receive the word of the Lord concerning God's promises expressed in Joel 2 and Acts 2.
"And when the day of Pentecost was fully come..." What a difference a day makes! Things can change in 24 yours. The night before, no promise. The next day, everything changes.
SIVAN AND PENTECOST DECLARATIONS:
• I ground myself in truth, not circumstances
• I am free from fear, worry and stress
• I am not a victim of worms
• I have an afterward
DeeAnn and I are thankful that you are who God made you to be. We are blessed to partner with you. We appreciate your generosity in giving, praying, sharing kingdom ideas and testimonies.
May this Pentecost be a significant time of experiencing the Holy Spirit like never before.
Sandy Newman and DeeAnn Ward