The Month of Cheshvan

2022 – 5783

Cheshvan is the eighth month on the Hebrew calendar. Eight signifies revelation and a new beginning. This is a month to ask God for new revelation for a new beginning. God is about taking us into the new, about us walking in the new, about us becoming new, and about pouring out His new mercies upon us every morning (Lamentation 3:22,23) Ask God to bring a new beginning in your life where you need it. And if you can’t think of any area where you need a new beginning, then allow the Holy Spirit to show you anything you need to repent of. When we confess our sin, His blood will wash us clean, and we will receive a new beginning.

This month is associated with the tribe of Manasseh. Manasseh was one of the most blessed tribes of Israel. The blessing that Jacob pronounced on Manasseh and Ephraim was so extravagant that it became the standard by which blessings were measured. Expect blessing this month! Manasseh was Joseph’s oldest son who was born in Egypt. Joseph’s life had been filled with pain and hardship, but God was with him and God vindicated him. When Manasseh was born Joseph said it made him forget the pain of his past. This is a month to forget the pain and sorrows of the past and to receive hope for a new beginning in our life, in our circumstances, and in our relationships. “Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us.”(Philippians 3:13b-14 NLT)

Cheshvan is associated with the Hebrew letter NUN, which symbolizes the Messiah. The Jews call Cheshvan the month of Messiah. They say the month is reserved for Him because there are no holidays or feasts this month. The Jews believe that the third temple will be inaugurated or dedicated during the month of Cheshvan. So, this is a month for us to pray for the Jews! Pray that they will come to know the Messiah as their personal Savior.

This is the month that you must war with words. Words that are not spoken correctly can go into the inward parts of our stomach and cause stomach issues. When we stuff hurtful words inside of us and bury them, we can develop issues in other parts of our body, as well. You can develop a nagging headache, a pain in your neck or shoulders, a pain in your side, a pain in your chest, or anywhere in your body and it can be from words or situations that you have not dealt with correctly. Ask God to show you if you have stored anything inside you. He will reveal it. His Word tells us, “No weapon formed against you shall prosper and every tongue which rises against you in judgement, you shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord and their righteousness is from me.” (Isaiah 54:17)

Chuck said to speak to your inner being and yell, “I am satisfied,” and push out anything in you that is dissatisfied. I would add to what Chuck said and declare over your body, “I am satisfied that this issue has been removed from me. It is no longer stored in my body. I am free from the effects of these incorrect or hurtful words, in Jesus Name.” When we deal with these words, Jesus can push out anything in you that was hurt, offended or dissatisfied. Deal with it, get rid of it, and you may get rid of a physical symptom that you couldn’t get rid of before.

This month is also known as the month of Noah because it was in this month that the great flood took place. In the story of Noah we see two different aspects of God – His judgement and His grace. God is a very patient and loving God and He does not like to bring judgement. He gives every opportunity for repentance before judgement comes. But this is a month to remember that eventually judgement does come. “As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man.” (Mathew 24:37 NIV) God also gives grace, and as great judgement covered the earth, Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord. As we walk in righteousness before God, we will find grace poured out upon us for the days ahead. Jesus is our ark of safety and the One in whom we are to abide.

The flood actually began on the 17th of Cheshvan and ended the following year on the 27th of Cheshvan. The story of Noah that occurred during this month shows us several things – the reality of judgement, the grace of God, and a new beginning. The next day after Noah came out of the ark, he offered a sacrifice to God. The Bible says that God found it to be a soothing aroma to His nostrils. God’s response to Noah’s sacrifice was covenant. God promised never again to destroy the earth with a flood. The sign of His covenant promise was the rainbow. I shared this quote before but it’s worth repeating. “We must never forget what the rainbow stands for and not confuse it with one of the sins that actually brought the flood.”

A flood uncovers things and shows the roots underneath. This is a month to deal with root issues. Allow the Holy Spirit to put His finger upon the root issues He wants to deal with in your life. This is a good month to go through a time of deliverance to deal with those root issues. You can talk to John or Sheryl about deliverance or you can get Robert Heidler’s book, Set Yourself Free. It’s a manual for self-deliverance. I found the book to be very helpful. I wanted to go through deliverance as a spiritual tune-up but because of my work schedule and distance, I decided to use Robert’s book as a guide. I can tell you that if you come before the Lord with a sincere heart, he will show you what needs to be dealt with in your life. Deal with your root issues this month!

Cheshvan is connected to the fragrance of myrrh. Myrrh is a fragrance that was used in ancient times and was one of the gifts given at the birth of Jesus by the Wise Men. We see in the Bible that Myrrh was an ingredient of the consecrated incense used in the first and second temples in Jerusalem, and it was also listed as an ingredient in the holy oil used to anoint the tabernacle, high priests and kings. Myrrh symbolizes purification, grace and peace. Esther was bathed in Myrrh for six months before being presented to the king (Esther 2:12) This month allow the purification process of the Holy Spirit to prepare you for more intimacy with Jesus our King. As I pass this Myrrh oil around the room, take a deep breath and smell the oil and ask the Holy Spirit to begin the purification process in you for a more intimate relationship with Jesus that will permeate your mind, will and emotions and your body. Just as Noah’s sacrifice after getting out of the ark was a sweet smelling fragrance unto the Lord, may our intimate relationship with Jesus bring about a beautiful aroma that pleases our Heavenly Father.

This month is linked with the constellation of Scorpio (the scorpion). The scorpion and the snake are both symbols for this month. Jesus said to His disciples, “I give unto you the power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy; and nothing shall by any means hurt you.”( Luke 10:19) This is a key month to stand in your authority. Satan wants to get an upper hand but we need to tell him, “As a representative of Christ, I am about to stomp my heel and crush your head, in the Name of Jesus!” I encourage you to rise up and walk in the authority Jesus has given us over the enemy through His mighty name and His shed blood. We’re going to end this recap by doing something together. We’re going to say a few declarations together and then stomp our heel!

  • I declare that I will receive new revelation for the new beginnings that God has for me, in Jesus Name! STOMP
  • I declare that no hurtful words will remain in me. With God’s help, I will deal with them and allow God to remove them from my body, in Jesus Name. STOMP
  • I declare that I will forget the pain and sorrow of the past. I won’t relive it, or repeat it and I will expect blessing to come my way, in Jesus Name. STOMP

God bless you all in the month of Cheshvan and expect blessing to come your way!