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"In This Jewish Month of Kislev, Be Positioned for Blessing & Glory!" By Faith Marie Baczko

 

 

 

Recently, I took some time off to fast and pray through the fall feasts on the Jewish calendar. I did this to hear from the Lord regarding a shift I sensed would be coming after the feasts, and to know how to be positioned for it! I would like to highlight a passage of Scripture that God has laid on my heart over many years, which I sense He is now putting some weight on.

 

The Month of Kislev

 

"Consider now from this day forward, from the twenty-fourth day of the ninth month, from the day that the foundation of the LORD's temple was laid—consider it: Is the seed still in the barn? As yet the vine, the fig tree, the pomegranate, and the olive tree have not yielded fruit. But from this day I will bless you." (Haggai 2:18-19)

 

We are in the month of Kislev on the Jewish calendar. It falls from the beginning of November through to the beginning of December, respectively. This is a very special month for many reasons. In the month of Kislev, Nehemiah received word of the condition of Jerusalem and cried out a mountain-moving prayer to the God of Israel, asking for favor from the king, that he might return to rebuild the walls of the city. I believe that this relates to a rebuilding of relationships, especially among leaders whom God is about to use in significant ways. The gaps must be closed.

 

Through the prophet Haggai and his contemporary, Zechariah, God admonished all of Israel, including the governor and the priests, to finish the work of building the house of God. He also warned of a coming day when He would shake everything and overthrow the power of all nations. The book of Hebrews confirms this passage and adds that only the things which cannot be shaken will remain—the things that are founded in Christ!

 

"For thus says the LORD of hosts: 'Once more (it is a little while) I will shake Heaven and earth, the sea and dry land; and I will shake all nations, and they shall come to the Desire of All Nations, and I will fill this temple with glory,' says the LORD of hosts." (Haggai 2:6-7) 

 

Kislev 24 - the Fixed Date

 

In the book of Haggai, the fixed date, the ninth month—Kislev 24—is highlighted multiple times. The word of the Lord came to the prophet to say that God would bless Israel from that day forward: "...But from this day I will bless you" (Haggai 2:19). On Kislev 24, the Maccabean Revolt ended when they defeated the enemy. They cleansed and re-dedicated the temple on Kislev 25. There was a cleansing of the idols and a rebuilding of the altar of worship as revealed in the book of Maccabees 4.

 

"So the whole army was assembled and went up to Mount Zion. There they found the temple abandoned, the altar profaned, the gates burned down, the courtyards grown up in a forest of weeds, and the priests' rooms torn down. In their sorrow, they tore their clothes, cried loudly, threw ashes on their heads, and fell face down on the ground. When the signal was given on the trumpets, everyone cried out to the Lord.

 

"Then Judas ordered some of his soldiers to attack the men in the fort, while he purified the temple. He chose some priests who were qualified and who were devoted to the law. They purified the temple and took the stones that had been defiled and put them in an unclean place. They discussed what should be done with the altar of burnt offerings, which had been desecrated by the Gentiles, and decided to tear it down so that it would not stand there as a monument to their shame.

 

"So they tore down the altar and put the stones in a suitable place on the temple hill, where they were to be kept until a prophet should appear and decide what to do with them. Then they took uncut stones, as the law of Moses required, and built a new altar like the old one. 

 

They repaired the temple, inside and out, and dedicated its courtyards. They made new utensils for worship and brought the lampstand, the altar of incense, and the table for the bread into the temple. They burned incense on the altar and lit the lamps on the lampstand, and there was light in the temple! They placed the loaves of bread on the table, hung the curtains, and completed all the work." (1 Maccabees 4:37-51)

 

The miracle of the increasing supply of oil for the rededication of the temple supernaturally lasted eight days, when they possessed only a small cruse. Kislev 25 became the day upon which the feast of Hanukkah was established.

 

In another related and significant event of history (on Sunday, December 9, 1917), the British forces, led by General Allenby, defeated the enemies of Israel—the Ottoman Empire—liberating Jerusalem for the first time in many centuries. That date on the Jewish calendar was also the twenty-fourth day of the ninth month, the month of Kislev! The Jewish soldiers that were in the British army were able to celebrate Hanukkah in their newfound freedom, with joy and with the blessings of God.

 

In this notable month of Kislev, on December 6, 2017, President Donald Trump announced the United States' recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital and moved the U.S. embassy to this city. After two thousand years, the city of Jerusalem was returned to its God-ordained position as the eternal capital and city of the great King, as momentum presently builds and accelerates toward an explosive climax of the history of this land and its peoples. 

 

 

Building the House of God

 

"Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of drunkenness to all the surrounding peoples, when they lay siege against Judah and Jerusalem. And it shall happen in that day that I will make Jerusalem a very heavy stone for all peoples; all who would heave it away will surely be cut in pieces, though all nations of the earth are gathered against it." (Zechariah 12:2-3)

 

These accounts are all related to the re-establishing of God's purposes in Jerusalem, and God's desire for the return of His people (both Jew and Gentile) to build and complete the house of God. This is the era we are presently living in, and God is calling His leaders and saints to return to build the house of God—one that is founded on His Heart and His mind; blueprinted by Him, its great Architect.

 

The Month of Dreams

 

Jewish writings declare that Kislev is the month of dreams. I believe we are now at the beginning of the fulfillment of dreams we have long held dear to our hearts; dreams that are united to release God's purposes in this hour.

 

On Kislev 24/November 27 - Get Ready to Shift!

 

In 2021, Kislev 24 falls on November 27 at sundown. I sense God is saying, "Get positioned and ready for things to begin to shift for you.”

 

God is now releasing His angels to take you to a higher level; to open doors for you that only He can, that you may fulfill the destiny He has prepared for you, from eternity past, in this momentous hour of history!

 

 

 

 

By Faith Marie Baczko, Executive Director

Headstone Ministries International | Schools of The Last Wine

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Website: www.headstoneministries.com 

 

 

 

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