The Significance of the month of
Kislev As we enter into the season of Kislev, I believe the Lord
wants to encourage us and even stretch us to cross over into deeper realms of
faith. The Lord began to speak to me concerning several things.
is the 9th month and symbolizes a time of trust and security. It
reflects a time to draw near to that which we trust and rely upon. So it is only
natural to ask, “With whom and Where does our trust lie?”. We ask this so that
as we stand as believers the principles upon which we will stand will have a
meaningful effect. So the Lev in the word Kislev carries an emphasis of the
“Heart.” The other word is security which balances upon the thought of obtaining
favor from the place of your security. It has also been a time where conflicts
were resolved or escalated based upon the base or the under-current that was
present beneath situations that arose in that season.
Lev also means
loving with a full heart. It is the rainy season in Israel, a type of cleansing
even a time of travail and in birthing the realm of the spirit. The tribe of
Benjamin is highly associated with this season. This month will bring to surface
or give birth to that which is hidden in God, in man’s hearts, and in one’s
convictions. Too much is being done and said with the absence of love, and the
fruit of what’s really in the hearts of people will only continue to come to the
The Lord said something to me which I feel spoke volumes. “If
my people’s life is governed by my instructions, teachings, and commandments;
then these attributes will yield more righteousness. Even more passion for me
and with that the willingness to rise up and fight for the manifestation of my
will in the earth.”
Prophetic Insights I
believe we must consider several things that are before us. Standing in this
place in time we will be faced with opportunities and challenges. This will be a
time where we can see a maximum yield spiritually that opens up greater
opportunities, because of the price that was paid in the midst of overcoming
difficulties further challenges us and changes us. It will even cause us to step
out and stretch ourselves in ways that will define areas of growth and maturity
in our lives. These opportunities as we face them can unveil great moments that
could shape us and open doors that we have not previously seen.
First Responders to the Lord’s Clarion call. As an army of prayer warriors it
will challenge us to cross over and step beyond what we are looking at and
instead create new avenues and expand our areas of growth by doing great
exploits. Not carrying a mindset of observation by sitting back to see what we
will see or what we will be on a day to day basis. This cross over is an entry
way to walking into a new level in faith by accepting the new challenges that
can greatly affect our future from a local stand point. As we deal with the very
things that will stand in our way, hinder our progress, and even try to sabotage
our growth potential as well as kingdom expansion.
The reason we must
take a good look at this, is because as we walk over into the January
1st we end upon the last day of Hanukkah. Walking through great light
and revelation that will be unveiled to us so that we can see our situations
from a different place as it is presented to us in 2017. As we stand at the door
of 2017, the 17 stands for victory over adversity. I believe it will be the
challenge to stand before obstacles and opposition in fervent prayer with
strength and impetus that could catapult us in the face of conflicts and
We sometimes find ourselves not riding the next wave of
what could potentially take us into becoming what we have been called to be. By
finding ourselves laying back we are taking a pass to stepping beyond where we
are to become who we have been called to be. The Lord gave me this analogy of
firemen in the station working on day to day activities. The firemen keep the
efficiency of the place where they are checking and rechecking equipment without
waiting until the fire. The diligence put in to what they do becomes what will
continue to improve who they are and what they are capable to
Our First Response is the order of the day. The Lord
showed me that we need the mindset not to question will there be a fire that
day, but to be prepared for the fire and put it out quickly and efficiently. For
us to be good, faithful, and efficient in what we do so that when conflict
arises we have the skill, the proper tools, and a heart to do great exploits. So
that we as people of prayer and principle knowing and understanding the word of
truth can go forth and do our due diligence.
We must operate as the army
of God in a responsible manner. As first responders to be able to answer the
call to rise up and become part of the solution to the conflicts for this hour.
Not as if we willed it or wanted it, but to respond to quell those things that
will try to keep us from being people of God. The earth is in travail. The
question is, "Will we rise to the call as the Body of Christ; through fervent
prayer making a stand against the principalities within our
When fire arises as First Responders we go to save the house.
The building and all that are in it and as many as we can or as many who will
allows us to help. Why? Because that is our goal. To make sure that none perish.
Saving as many as we can even those who started the fire knowing that God will
see to their punishment in manners that change their lives instead of destroying
it. We are the solution, but are we willing to move out of our place of
spectating to be who we’ve been called to be?
We are the army of
God. Prayer warriors with many battles before us to fight. Discern the type of
fight I speak of, because these victories will be won in the place of prayer.
The greatest battle we will fight will be on our knees. Praying not out of what
we think or feel, but according to the will of God, the word of God, and the
heart of God.
Being prepared means, we need to examine
ourselves and take a serious look as to who we are. We must inspect and make the
proper adjustments so that the Lord himself will strengthen and add more virtue
to us. Yesterday I spoke to a friend who is a real first responder. He is a
firemen and someone who loves the Lord with all His heart. We talked about the
adjustments that were being made in natural, but more so in the spirit. He
confirmed to me the diligence and dedication of what he lives and stands for,
then in the midst of the conversation. I heard something that confirmed so
strongly what the Lord had spoken. He made a reference to what His commander was
saying. He said, “Make sure you have your cold weather bag!” Well, that did it
for me I could hear the Lord say, “Will my people carry the right garments for
the season?”. Will our robes of righteousness and truth be carried with us?
Will we take off the spirit of heaviness and put on the garments of praise as we
attend to the work of the Lord? Will we wear integrity in the hour so that we
may pass over into open doors and receive divine favor?”.
will be it was the Lord whose grace and mercy has given us the victory in Him.
Our challenges will not end there, but if we rise up there will be things that
we will be able to avert. Answer the call of the Lord. He is waiting for you to
respond. Meet Him in the place of prayer and there He will equip you and take
you to the place where you are now prepared.