Having just arrived in Delhi, I sense the Lord say “Unprecedented openings.” We are in a time for God to open up new opportunities.
The month of October corresponds to the 8th month of the Hebrew calendar, Cheshvan. Eight is the number that represents both endings and closures, as well as opening up of new beginnings.
This month is represented by the tribe of Manesseh. What does this mean? Genesis 41:51 says that ‘Joseph named his first born Manasseh and said it is because God has made me forget all my trouble and all my father’s household.’
I have a strong sense that this month will be a time to declare the blessing of Manasseh over our lives: “It’s time to forget the difficulties, the narrow places, the troubling times of hardship.” Speak out: “It’s time for the blessing of new beginnings.”
I believe this will be a month to speak into the new things that God wants to do. Decree Isaiah 43:18-19: ‘Forget the former things, do not dwell on the past; see I am doing a new thing, now it springs up, do you not perceive it?’
This is a month for increased revelation regarding the new things God is bringing to birth. This corresponds to the prophetic word we received during Tabernacles conference, that there would be 10 times more revelation in this year ahead.
Last week when I took some time out to go to the island of Patmos in order to seek God for this increase of revelation, I had a clear indication from the Lord that the door that was open to John was also open to us, so we might know what God has stored up for our future. It’s time to take out our prophetic words and begin to ask God for fresh revelation.
The second thing I felt God was saying at this time was from Exodus 15:23; having come out of Egypt, the children of Israel reached Marah. ‘When they came to Marah they could not drink its water because it was bitter. Moses cried out to the Lord and he showed him a piece of wood. He threw it in and the waters became sweet.’
This is a time to embrace the cross in a new way so that what you have come through that has been bitter and brought no refreshing will be so transformed by the power of the cross to become sweet and refreshing. Decree out, ‘The bitter has become sweet.’
I believe there will be a new sweetness as you read the word and it will become like honey to you, Psalm 19:10 says ‘More to be desired are they than gold, even much fine gold; sweeter also than honey and drippings of the honeycomb.’
In 1 Samuel 14 when Jonathan ate honey, it speaks of his eyes being brightened. As you receive the honey, increased revelation, speak into your new beginning, and ask for the favour of God.
My prayer for you is that this truly would be a month for moving on from what you have come through in your past to move into your new beginning.
Decree: ‘Bitter will be turned to sweet, the former things will be forgotten and the new will be birthed.’
This is the month to celebrate the new.