Begins at sunset 11/24/22 and ends at sunset 12/24/22. This year the first day of Kislev begins on Thanksgiving and the last day ends on Christmas Eve! Isn’t that amazing?
1 Chronicles 29:14, “Everything we have has come from You, God, and we give You only what You first gave us!” Since the first night of Kislev begins on the holiday of Thanksgiving, I wanted to release this scripture and also encourage you to read Psalm 100, known as a psalm of thanksgiving.
Now, welcome to the new Hebrew month of Kislev! It is the 3rd month on the civil calendar and the 9th month of God’s spiritual calendar. One of the keys to walking in God’s blessings, is to walk with an understanding of God’s calendar. He designed a calendar to help us stay in step with Him as we move through time. Each month is a prophetic season. Therefore, the goal is to live in sync with God’s timing so we can prosper.
The word Kislev means trust, hope, and security. Which leads us right into the letter associated with Kislev, Samech. Samech means to trust, support, and come full circle! The pictograph of Samech looks like womb. A womb certainly encapsulates the essence of trust, hope, security, and coming full circle! In the natural, this month is the darkest time of the year because the days are shorter. Many biblical scholars believe that during this darkest month, Jesus (The Light of the world) was conceived! John 1:4, “And this light never fails to shine through the darkness……Light that darkness could not overcome!” Psalm 78:7, “So each generation should set it’s HOPE anew on God, not forgetting His glorious miracles and obeying His commands.” God wants you to enter into new levels of trust this month. So spend time in your secret or hidden place and ask Holy Spirit to help you break out of old patterns of mistrust that hinder your walk with the Lord. Then, come full circle and praise God for a victorious deliverance of anything that separated you from Him!
Kislev is the month of dreams. Many dreams are found throughout scripture. The book of Job chapter 33, describes sleep as a state in which God can open the ears of men to His voice. Psalm 127:2 says, “God can provide for His devoted lovers even while they sleep.” Througho