The Month of Kislev
Chuck Pierce said on Sunday, November 15, 2020, during the worship time of the First Fruits service, “Kislev is a month to decode mysteries. There are many things we don’t know. God is with us. We must take a step to decode that thing we are very uncertain about. It’s going to take a step, balancing the knowns we know, and all of a sudden that which you were uncertain in, you will find a new solution.”
Kislev is associated with the Hebrew letter SAMEKH. We can tell the meaning of a letter by its shape. SAMEKH is a picture of a circle, ring or repeating cycle. This is the month to come full circle, to confront those things that defeated us in the past, to have a second chance at missed opportunities. God is a God of second chances. Don’t miss your opportunity this time. Missed opportunities can come back around but so can old enemies, so be on guard.
This is a month to break out of old cycles. Many are trapped in destructive cycles, but God wants to set us free.
God also wants us to come full circle in our trust and confidence in Him. Trust Him with those things that you don’t know or understand yet. He will help you to find the right solutions and answers you need.
Kislev is associated with the constellation Sagittarius (the archer). It is a month to shoot straight and move quickly. Like an archer, there may be times we need to cut our losses and move on! This month is a time to fight against empires and cultures. It is also a month to develop our war strategies and to have a prophetic revelation for war.
During the month of Kislev, the days become shorter and the darkness is longer. Because it is a month of physical darkness, the Jews say it is a month of dreams and night visions. Kislev is a month to be aware of your dreams. If God speaks to you in a dream this month, pay attention to what God is saying to you!
This is also a month to look at your sleeping patterns. Are certain thoughts or past events resurfacing in your sleep and causing you to lose sleep? Deal with those issues that God brings up during the night. You need your sleep to be healthy!
During this month of darkness, we celebrate Chanukah – the Feast of Lights. Chanukah is a feast for the Jews and Christians, as well. This feast is mentioned in the New Testament. Jesus gave a special Chanukah message – our God is a God of miracles! This is a time to declare that Jesus is the light of the world and a month to let your light shine!
The Jews consider Kislev a month of the womb. This is the month that the Holy Spirit moved on Mary’s womb and Jesus was conceived. It is a month for the river of God to flow from your innermost being.
This month is also associated with the tribe of Benjamin. This tribe was the gifted in the art of the bow. They could shoot skillfully with either hand and not miss.
Benjamin was Jacob’s youngest son. Rachel, Benjamin’s mother, died in childbirth. She named her son Benoni (son of my pain) but Jacob renamed him Benjamin (son of my right hand). After Jacob thought he lost his favored son, Joseph, he put all his attention and fears on Benjamin. He was very fearful of losing him, so he overprotected him. This kept Benjamin from coming into his destiny. Eventually he did overcome and enter his destiny. God gave him a second chance so he could overcome those things that defeated him in the past. Many times, we wonder why God did not shelter us from very difficult circumstances or battles. He has a purpose for those difficulties, and He wants us to gain strength to overcome and be victorious.
Sometimes we can get branded with an identity God did not choose for us. This is a month to come into your new identity. If you have been held captive by fear, God wants to set you free this month. Ask God to show you any habit or patterns that are holding you in that old identity. Clear your conscience and receive your new identity.
In this decade of Pey, it is important to guard the words of your mouth. That is key for coming into your new identity. This is a time of confession and decree. What you say now will determine your future! Our confession for the month of Benjamin: God has not given me a spirit of fear, but of power, love and a sound mind. II Timothy 1:7.
When you feel the attack of the enemy coming, or you feel that cloak of fear, you say, “No Satan! God has not given me a spirit of fear, but of power, love and a sound mind.” Then you are resisting the devil and he will flee from you. You will sense that fear moving away. Ask God to bring you into your true identity this month and God will give you courage and peace.
Chuck Pierce showed a video clip at the end of the First Fruits service on November 15, 2020 of the garden at Glory of Zion and how it grew and prospered over the past year. Chuck said that in the word our heart and mind is equated to the land. The garden is a good example of what God wants to do with our heart and mind in coming full circle this month. Chuck ended with this prophetic word: “God says I am bringing a divine transference this month. I am calling that Benjamin nature of yours into Judah. As you praise, as you worship, as you extend your hand, that best of you will shift and cause your land to prosper.”
All information in this First Fruits Recap on the month of Kislev, whether a direct quote or paraphrase, has been taken from the book, “A Time to Advance” by Chuck D. Pierce and from the message by Dr. Robert Heidler, “The Month of Kislev – The Month to Discover Our True Identity.” (November 20, 2020)