This evening at sundown begins the 9th month of Biblical Calendar and 3rd month of Israel’s civil calendar, Kislev. Kislev is the month of rest and trust. It is the month to rest in all that God has promised and trust Him to bring to fruition. The name Kislev derives from the Hebrew word kesel1 (כֶּסֶל), which means either “security,” or “trust.”
Kislev is the month of dreams. During the Torah reading of this month the Torah refers to more Dreams than at any other time. Joseph was a dreamer and the Torah tells the story of Joseph dream and the drama with it but finally the fulfillment.
Kislev is the month of sweet sleep. It is the month to develop sweet peaceful sleep patterns. Sleep depends on the tranquility and restfulness that comes from feeling trust and security in God and His Divine providence. At the end of Leviticus, we find the blessing, “And you shall dwell securely in your land. And I shall give peace in the land, and you shall lie down without fear….”
To have a sense in sleep suggests something we all ascribe to achieve. The word “sense” (חוּשׁ) itself is cognate to “quickness” (חִישׁ) implying that a person who has a well-develop sleep and fall asleep quickly.
Kislev is the month of a Rainbow. Last month was the month of Noah and the flood. The Rainbow was the Covenant promise from God that He would never flood the earth again. This is the month to remember God’s covenant through Yeshua His son.
Kislev is the month when MARY was conceived by the Holy Spirit. Yeshua was born at Tabernacles. Chanukah is on the 25th day of Kislev which is nine month prior. Kislev is the month of the Holy Spirit birthing In you. Birthing new promises, business, ministry, hope, or faith. Birthing that which has laid dormant in your life.
Kislev is the month of Chanukah and the miracle of restoration and divine provision. The story of a small priestly Jewish family that resisted and over threw the Greco Roman Empire. After they cleansed the temple of the Roman’s worship of Greek mysticism, the Macubees re-established the worship of Elohim. There was only enough oil to light the lamb stand in Holy of Holies for one day until they could press enough olives. God provided oil supernaturally for eight days. This is the month to trust and rest in God’s supernatural provision and victory.
Kislev is the month of the tribe of Benjamin who were skilled archers. Like the artillary or snipers in this day, they could handle the bow and arrow decisively and quickly. They were skilled in warfare defeating the enemy. This is the month of using the word of God and prayer to defeat your enemy.
May God sanctify you and set you apart to accomplish all He has for ordained for you and your family this month of Kislev, 5779. Shalom