BIBLICAL NEW YEAR by Pastor Henry Pillai
SCRIPTURE OF THE WEEK: EXODUS 12
Now the Lord spoke to Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, saying, “This month shall be your beginning of months; it shall be the first month of the year to you.”
We are in the first month of the biblical year, which is called Nisan (17 March-14 April). This is the time of the Spring feasts – Passover, Unleavened Bread and Firstfruits.
The root word for Nisan is ‘Nissim’, which means Miracles! So expect miracles in this season. Nissim also means Redemption! It’s a time to celebrate Redemption by the blood of Jesus, our Passover Lamb, and the Miracle of His resurrection!
Another Hebrew word for Spring is ‘Tishuvah’, which is also the word for Repentance. Repentance is turning away from a cold, dead season and moving into a season of Life. So this is the time to be cleansed from anything that held you in an old season, so you are free to move forward into God’s promise.
ALIGNING YOUR SEASONS TO PROSPER
Nisan is the season to Align your life to receive an Abundant Harvest! God’s goal for your life is ‘Harvest’. He wants your barns to be filled and your vats to overflow, to experience the fullness of His promised blessing. God also wants you to see a harvest of righteousness and a harvest of souls!
In every sphere of life, be sure you are aligned with the highest level apostolic anointing. God aligned the Israelites with Moses. Then under Moses’ LEADERSHIP, God took them to Sinai and taught them alignment in every area of life.
He aligned them PHYSICALLY! God put the Tabernacle in the centre and positioned the tribes around it. That meant, all the tribes were first aligned with God and were correctly aligned with each other. When all was aligned, it created a place where God’s glory could come and dwell in their midst!
God also aligned them with His TIMING! God never changes but His seasons do. What worked last season won’t always work this season. Each season has its own prophetic significance. That’s why, if we want to walk in God’s blessing, we need to align ourselves with God’s timing!
Nisan is always associated with the Tribe of Judah. God has an order for Victory – Judah goes first! Judah knew how to use sound for breakthrough. Judah overcomes strongholds! Judah was the tribe who repented first. Passover is so important because that’s when the Lord went to the cross, gave His life, to redeem You! He went because it was all about You! He went because He knew that you had a redemptive plan that only He, by His obedience could unlock into your bloodline. So when you submit your life back to Him, that redemptive plan starts in operation. When you celebrate Firstfruits, you’re assured of bringing it to fullness in your lifetime. You’re assured of pressing through into dimensions you could have never pressed through otherwise.
Let God align you in His season to experience the fullness of His Harvest!