The Month Of Salvation And The Inheritance
Nissan, the first month of the Biblical calendar is going to be one of great transition and inheritance. It is a month of great transition throughout Scripture from Israel’s deliverance from Egypt and crossing the Red Sea, Joshua and Israel crossing the Jordan into the Promised land, and the death and resurrection of Yeshua Ha’Mashiach. In other words, it a big deal. It is a month of Inheritance if you know what that inheritance is, if you claim it, and if you seize it. Joshua knew and did all three, but even still Israel refused to claim the fullness of the land Adonai promised to Abraham, Issac and Jacob (Israel).
As we celebrate Pesaj (Passover) this month, we are also celebrating the 2nd eternal Pesaj through the death and resurrection of Yeshua, and as we enter the month of Nissan we get to decide if we will take the fullness of our inheritance given by the Father through Yeshua, or continue wandering in the desert. It is the month of the tribe of Judah and yet the constellation in the sky in the ram (lamb). Both the Lion and the Lamb are on full display, during the same month the Lion of Judah and the Lamb that was slain take centre stage. Spring is now upon us, however, so many of us get stuck at square one because no one told us and we did not inquire what the fullness of our inheritance really is in Yeshua, and instead continue singing to the tune of I am a poor sinner the rest of our lives. This month we take the full journey with on decision of faith to go in step from slave, to wonderer, to ruler in both the natural and the Spirit.
A Glimpse Of Our Inheritance
Are we looking at your inheritance from a mountain top or from the shadow of a valley? If we don’t know we have been given something how can we claim it and take it, and if we do not walk the land how can we know what is in it? First, there is the pardon of sin through the blood of Yeshua and the promise of life everlasting, and for many that is as far as receiving our inheritance in Yeshua ever goes. Just sticking with one promise and going no further is the equivalent of Adonai saying I am giving you all of the land “from the river of Egypt unto the great river, the river Euphrates” (Genesis 15:18), but instead you only take Canaan, which happened.
However, the fullness of our inheritance in Yeshua is far far greater than most even dare to say for fear of falling short instead of wanting to shout it our for the joy of such an amazing inheritance. We are not only forgiven however, but also accepted in Yeshua, and what’s more we have been adopted as sons and daughters of God through that same acceptance we have freely gained through Yeshua (Ephesians 1:5). “And if [we are His] children, [then we are His] heirs also: heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ [sharing His spiritual blessing and inheritance], if indeed we share in His suffering so that we may also share in His glory” (Romans 8:17). That means, all things that belong to God, which is all things, belongs to you (1 Corinthians 3:22-23). Try to put that in a box.
From Safe to Shalom
We are saved by the blood of the Lamb, but we are also promised a continuous rest or shalom in Him even in the midst of adverse circumstances, but in order to truly have shalom in Him the fullness of faith in Adonai is required. Sometimes we give into doubt and fear, but that is not from Adonai, but as we rest in the full assurance of His promises for each of our lives as His children we can have the same shalom that Shadraq, Meeshack, and Abednigo did as they were in the flames.
Can we be like Jacob in the wilderness who while he slept Adonai said to him, “ I will give to you and to your descendants the land [of promise] on which you are lying” (Genesis 28:13)? As C.H. Spurgeon so eloquently said it, “If you can, by faith, lie down on a promise, and find rest in it, it is yours.” This month we go from simply safe to shalom in the immense promises of Adonai for our lives.
The Lion and the Lamb
The ram (lamb) is once again in the stars above us. As one year approaches after a global Pesaj (Passover) that happened as the whole world was on lockdown, we are reaching a fever pitch of the exposure of the fallen kingdom’s true plans and intentions around the world. But at the time were we feeling what the Israelites were feeling, or the opposite one year ago? The feeling of the Israelites after the blood of the lamb on their doorposts kept the Spirit of death away, and they were finally freed must have been an unreal feeling of joy and excitement. However, for Yeshua’s disciples, seeing Yeshua crucified on Pesaj was like seeing the Lion of Judah who was roaring on their behalf and empowering them to do the same for others being completely crushed.
Dismay was their reaction unlike the Israelites of the Exodus, but of course that all changed when Yeshua revealed Himself alive and reminded them all He had said about that very thing coming to pass. Have we forgotten that Yeshua is alive and not dead?! By the way we are re-acting as the Body of Messiah as a whole, would a non-believer wonder the same? As we enter to Nissan after one year since the global Pesaj (Passover), let us not enter this Biblical New Year in dismay or fear, but rather rejoicing and walking confidently in the shalom of the the Holy Spirit, the Living God of Israel, knowing the blood of the Lamb has made us a new creation, and that we are led by and have been given the power to roar and take dominion like the Lion of the tribe of Judah. His roar will shake the nations this Nissan, and we are joining Him.
From Flowering to Fruit: Adar to Nissan
Adar was the month when the almond trees blossomed, a sign that spring is on its way. Now we have entered into Nissan, when the leaves begin to appear on the trees and the fruit begins to arrive. Many will say, how is it possible that we can bear fruit in such a season? As we choose to rest in the promises of Abba, Father we will receive the triple blessing no matter the time or season, as Adonai brings blessing and rest even in the midst of distressing times. “You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows” (Psalm 23:5).
When the Israelites in the month of Adar were witnessing the plagues befall the Egyptians leading up to the month of Nissan when Pesaj (Passover) happened, they must have been feeling the same thing, wondering when is this going to end? How are we ever going to leave Egypt like the God of Israel promised us. At that point they knew the promise, but the end seemed a long way off. Whether this is the same for your business, ministry, family, job, or relationships at the moment, just remember Adonai has “plans for peace and well-being and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope” (Jeremiah 29:11). When COVID-19 first showed up, people knew almost nothing about it, there was panic, and fear because of the unknown. Now as we enter into Nissan once again, the unknown is now known yet the fear continues to be used the world over to syphon away our freedoms and distract us from what is really taking place behind the scenes all the white dividing us and driving a wedge between us with age old tactics of the fallen kingdom of darkness. Whether we believe in vaccines or not, or lockdowns or masks, is petty in comparison to what is coming, and we should be asking ourselves what drives our decisions and what gives us peace? What and who do we really believe, the word of the world or the Word of God? Which do we use to make our decisions and allow to change our mood and attitude? Two polar opposites emerge, and so too do we see it in society all around us. It is the hour to bear fruit, not to be the fig tree that does not. Yeshua is alive, and the time to take the inheritance is now.
The giants in the land say one thing while the God of Israel says another. Who will we bow to and believe this Nissan? Will it be the giants who Adonai said He will crush before Him, the ones who mock Him and His armies? Who will we believe and bow to? The inheritance before us is immeasurable and this is the time to take it for the glory of the Most High. Pesaj is once again upon us, and we get to choose how we will celebrate our Risen King Yeshua, not those who we are meant to fight against, namely “the rulers, the authorities, the powers of this dark world and the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms” (Ephesian 6:12).
This Nissan we see our inheritance from the mountain tops and swoop down to take it roaring like the Lion of Judah as He makes the impossible look easy in our obedience to His voice in the power of His great might. If God is for us who can be against us brethren? We look to the throne of YHWH in fear and awe, in adoration and worship, and when we look back down to the earth at the frailty of His enemies in comparison, we understand why “He who sits [enthroned] in the heavens laughs [at their rebellion]; The [Sovereign] Lord scoffs at them [and in supreme contempt He mocks them]” (Psalm 2:4). Let’s go up to the Mountain of Elohim together this Nissan and get on the same page as our God, the Master of the Universe, the God of Israel. Adonai bless you and keep you kingdom family!