In this month of Nissan two things are set in motion:
– it is the point in time when a king’s reign was dated from
– it is also the actual time when the tabernacle was erected in the wilderness.
From these two things, I believe the Lord is wanting to reveal to us important truths.
The Lord is saying, “The King rules by his words.” The Lord is ushering in a new season which you are about to enter; it will be a season of increased authority and what you speak out will be activated. This will be the time to take hold of those prophetic words which God has spoken and begin to declare them.
You will remember that in the life of Israel, God spoke to Abraham telling him that they would be in slavery for a 400 year period before they would be set free. In Genesis 15 v 13 Then the Lord said to Abram, “Know for certain that your offspring will be sojourners in a land that is not theirs and will be servants there, and they will be afflicted for four hundred years. But I will bring judgment on the nation that they serve, and afterward they shall come out with great possessions.”
It was not until Moses declared the words in the hearing of Pharaoh, “Let my people go that they may worship me in the wilderness”, that this period of 400 years was brought to an end and a new season began. It needed a decree based upon the prophetic word that had been given. Even though it was resisted initially there came a time when it was fulfilled, and that fulfillment was activated because someone – in this case Moses – spoke out a declaration. The time of your resistance is about to end!
I believe that in this month of Nissan we will learn how to put a guard over our mouths, the words that we speak out. We need to learn how to make good confessions and declarations that will open the way for us to walk into prophetic promises. This will also be a time when we will learn to silence negative confessions so that we will not be hindered from walking into the appointed place for us to take authority.
The second aspect of the month of Nissan was the setting up of the tabernacle in the wilderness after the Israelites had come out of Egypt. I believe this relates to a new priestly ministry that will have worship at its heart. I believe many have come through this difficult season where ministry has been about making bricks so that others may build with them, but now we’re coming into a place where we will build with uncut stones, those not fashioned but chosen and placed together. It is so important to know where you are placed and also where you are connected; this will be the key to moving with new authority that will be activated through worship and as we enter His presence we will hear clearly what the Lord is saying and declare those things we hear.
I sense the Lord is saying new spheres of influence will be opened up this season. You need to be aware of unexpected invitations and opportunities that come your way during the next 28 days. This will be the beginning of your springtime season. Many will come into a new expression of joyful worship as they realise that God has turned their mourning into dancing!
In this month of Nissan we will see both the king and the priest coming together as we celebrate the feast of Passover. As I’ve said, the reign of the King was marked from the feast of Passover but it was also this feast that marked the liberation of Israel to establish a place of worship for the glorious presence of God to come down. This place of presence was activated as Moses stepped into his authority and spoke out the prophetic promise.
I pray that this will be a month of kingly worship that releases the glorious presence of God over us and we take steps towards fulfilling God’s prophetic promises in our lives. You will be surprised by the release of resources because God is turning things around in your favour and even those who have opposed you will now begin to aid you as you advance into this year, ruling with new authority.
Blessings for Nissan