The Month of Nissan
First Fruits Recap of the Month of Nissan, 5781
(Key points are underlined and written in bold print to be used as prayer points or declarations.)
The month of Nissan begins at sundown on Saturday evening, March 13th, 2021. Nissan is the first month of the twelve-month cycle for the Hebraic year. The word Nissan means “the beginning of miracles.” As this new season of Spring unfolds before us, we can see the miracle of new life blossoming around us. Position yourself to allow new life to come forth and flourish in you and set the course for your future.
This month we celebrate the Feast of Passover, the Feast of Unleavened Bread, and First Fruits. This is the month of redemption, so pray that you will walk in the full redemptive plan that God has for your life. Chuck Pierce says in A Time to Advance, “Redemption means that a price has been paid for you, which unlocks every prison door that has held you captive. Make a list of your prison doors and declare that you are opening and passing through each one.”
This is a great time to give an offering during the appointed feasts. The feasts are to be celebrated and honored, revealing who God is to every generation. These are times for us to pull aside, sit at His table, and experience more of Him.
“These are the feasts of the Lord which you shall proclaim to be holy convocations, to offer an offering made by fire to the Lord, a burnt offering and a grain offering, a sacrifice and drink offerings, everything on its day…”—Leviticus 23:37
“You shall keep it as a feast to the Lord for seven days in the year. It shall be a statute forever in your generations. You shall celebrate it in the seventh month… I am the Lord your God.”—Leviticus 23:41, 43
This month the heavens are declaring the glory of God by pointing to the lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world! The constellation for this month is Aries, the ram (the Passover Lamb). Each month God puts another picture of “His story” in the heavens. The Israelites were redeemed by putting the blood of the lamb over their doorposts so the death angel would pass over them. When we accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior, His blood is applied over the doorpost of our heart. We escape spiritual death and receive eternal life in Him. It’s very important that we express our heartfelt thankfulness to God for our deliverance! Take time to celebrate Passover this month and thank God for freeing you from the bondage of sin and that He continues to deliver you!
When we accept Jesus as our Savior, the Holy Spirit comes to reside in our spirit. This is a picture of the Hebraic letter associated with this month, called Hei. Hei is a prophetic picture of a window with the wind of God blowing down into us. We need a fresh wind of the Holy Spirit to blow on us during this month that we may blossom and bear much fruit.
The Lord is also calling us to rise up and praise Him during this month associated with the tribe of Judah. We know that Judah goes first in praise and worship. We also know that Judah is associated with apostolic leadership, and Judah is a warring tribe that knows how to operate with sound. This is also the time when kings go out to war. We must use discernment and have eyes to see where the enemy could enter our borders. We must war with our worship for our covenant promises and all that God says is ours. Ask God for a sound that will break you into a new dimension of victory and wholeness.
When God led Israel out of Egyptian bondage, they put their best foot forward as they headed to the Promised Land. Consider where God is leading you in the year ahead and put your best foot forward in strength and trust in Him!
Nissan signifies the New Year of Kings. We may see many political changes take place this month. Evaluate every political structure you are aligned with. Ask God if those structures are in alignment with His ways.
Nissan is linked with those who manage economic activities and performance. Jesus told Peter to go catch a fish and pay his taxes. This is the month to learn to fish. Ask God for His strategies to handle your economic activities according to His plans and purposes.
Nissan is associated with our speech. Be very careful about making negative confessions during this month. Those negative confessions can germinate inside you and bring you trouble the rest of the year!
This is also the month to look at our lives and see how we are positioned. Ask God to help you to align correctly. Pray that you will be in proper alignment with His plans and purposes for your life.
God bless you with every good thing that He has for you in the new 12-month cycle ahead! May you step boldly into the new year with your right foot of faith and may you see many miracles upon your path! Shalom!
All information in this Firstfruits Recap for the month of Nissan, whether a direct quote or paraphrase, has been taken from the book, “A Time to Advance,” by Chuck D. Pierce and “His Appointed Times,” by Christine Vales.