Cheshvan: Your New Beginning

Cheshvan is the eighth month on the Hebrew calendar and represents a new beginning and life. Jesus said, “I have come so that they may have life, life in its fullest measure,1” that’s what existed in the garden of Eden and was lost through temptation and sin. 

John 10:10 NKJV “The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.”

Because of Jesus, the enemy can’t steal from us anymore, so why do so many believers struggle in relationships, growing in faith, and walking in God’s best for them? Hosea 4:6 says, “My people are destroyed because of a lack of knowledge.” Jesus said, “If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. 32 And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.2

Noah entered the ark in Cheshvan, and the flood also stopped the following year in the same month. Noah found grace in the eyes of God and was saved3 – that’s a new beginning a year later!

Likewise, Abraham had a new beginning when God told him to “leave his father’s house and go to a land I will show you”. Salvation is a new beginning and that beginning should lead to growth. Growth and revelation are what the eighth month is all about.

During these next thirty days approach the Scripture expecting to gain revelation. Move forward this month. Cheshvan corresponds with the Tribe of Manasseh, whose name means to forget, and leap up and away4. Let the revelation you receive this month, move you out of your past, and into the future God has for you.

Each month on God’s calendar has a purpose. This month has no holidays or fasts in it. Could it be that God wants you so busy receiving revelation that He chose not to put feasts and fasts in this month? Use this month, set aside time, seek God’s Kingdom and ways this month and see what He has for you. 

  1. John 10:10b CJB
  2. John 8:31-32 NKJV
  3. The Hebrew Month of Cheshvan
  4. Strong’s H#4519

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