SIVAN FIRSTFRUITS

This Monday, June 3rd, will begin the third month of the Hebrew Covenant Calendar, known as the month of Sivan.  Sivan means “glorious!”

It was during the month of Sivan in the Old Testament that God revealed His glory (fire) at Mt. Sinai, giving us the Tablets of Covenant (Ex19).  It is during this same month in the New Testament that the Holy Spirit came upon the disciples in the upper room as they spoke with “tongues of fire” as God wrote the Tablets of Covenant on their hearts and minds (Acts 2).IMG_4702

I asked Reese Mueller, who drew this picture representing this month in our Hebrew Covenant Calendar 2019, to share his inspiration.  This is what he said:

“I had just started doing art at the time of drawing this, so I didn’t really know what to draw.  But I got inspired thinking about Moses going up Mt. Sinai and remembering the fire.  Then I remembered the pillar of fire that protected the children of Israel from the Egyptians.  So I wanted to draw the “fire of God” as looking powerful and as our protector.”

I like how Reese captured the fire in the form of a “person,” known as the Holy Spirit of God, who dwells within each believer to comfort them and fill them with His glory.

Sivan is the month associated with the tribe of Zebulun, known for their wisdom in business.  Zebulun quite often was able to supply provision for all the tribes, and because of their location in Promised land, became a gateway for God’s people to prosper in trading.

This month is a time to reflect and be thankful for God’s provision of His Word written on our hearts, as well as the Holy Spirit of fire that empowers us to prosper and overcome as “sons and daughters” of God.

God promises us provision in many ways, and shows us in His Word how He always comes through.  Let’s take a look at a few examples.

God’s provision came supernaturally for the children of Israel in the desert, through manna and quail, and water springing out of a rock (Ex. 14-17) to help them journey through the wilderness.

“Behold, I will stand before you there on the rock in Horeb; and you shall strike the rock, and water will come out of it, that the people may drink.” (Ex. 17:6). 

Provision came supernaturally through Jesus as He laid hands of the sick, caused nets to be filled with fish, tax money to be found in the mouth of a fish, and fed the 5,000 with fish and loaves.

“Nevertheless, lest we offend them, go to the sea, cast in a hook, and take the fish that comes up first.  And when you have opened its mouth, you will find a piece of money; take that and give it to them for Me and you” (Matt. 17:27).

In Acts 2, we read how the disciples and met in the upper room in one accord, and suddenly God filled them with His provision of power and truth that caused 5,000 witnesses to give their life to Jesus.

“And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting.  Then there appeared to them divided tongues, as of fire, and one sat upon each of them” (Acts 2:3).

We then go on to read how all these followers of Christ came together again in one accord, surrendering all of their belongings for the greater goodness of the needs of the people. In return, God overwhelmed them with His supply to go and become His witnesses to His truth and glory.

“Now all who believed were together, and had all things in common, and sold their possessions and good, and divided them among all, as anyone had need.  So continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they ate their food with gladness and simplicity of heart, praising God and having favor with all the people.  And the Lord added to the church daily those who were being saved” (Acts 2:43-47).

Today, we have access to not only that great supply of provision, but even greater!  As more Christians have multiplied in the earth, we have more believers to come in one accord to influence the nations!  We are also living in the times that are forming a corporate (national) movement of God’s provision of glory filling the earth.

We are also awaiting the FULLNESS of God’s provision when we receive glorified bodies and can then go from heaven to earth as Jesus did after His resurrection.

“So when this corruptible has put on incorruption, and this mortal has put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written: Death is swallowed up in victory” (1 Cor. 15:54).

It will be a glorious day, and one in which we can take time this month to thank God for that provision to come.

“For if what is passing away was glorious, what remains is much more glorious” (2 For. 3:11).

There is a time when provision meets us at the turning point in our destiny to move us forward.  Let’s set our hearts to enter into the gateway of His provision to do the work He has called each of us to do.  Whether it is in business or ministry, or even personal, let’s stir our faith up this month that God has and will supply ALL of our needs, according to His riches and glory.

As you sow into the needs of others, expect the gateways of God’s goodness to pour back to you in fullness of measure.  This month, we are reminded that this is HIS promise.  I believe this year specifically, business opportunities that will influence the community they are in will enter into great provision.  There is also an anointing to step into seats of government so that His provision is used for good and not evil, to govern with righteousness and truth and not against God’s ways.

Dwell in His presence and receive His provision!

 

 

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