Prophetic Word: You Are Positioned for Glory and Blessing by FAITH MARIE BACZKO for Charisma News
I recently took some time off to fast and pray through the fall feasts on the Jewish calendar to hear from the Lord regarding a shift I sensed would be coming after the Feasts—and how to be positioned for it! I would like to highlight a passage of Scripture God has laid on my heart over very many years that I sense He is now putting some weight on.
‘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'” (Hag. 2:18-19, NKJV).
We have just entered the month of Kislev on the Jewish calendar that falls from November through to December. 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 this relates to a rebuilding of relationships, especially amongst leaders that God is about to use in significant ways—the gaps must be closed.
Through the prophets Haggai and Zechariah, his contemporary, God admonished Israel, the governor, the priests and everyone to finish the work of building the House of God and warns 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 that cannot be shaken will remain—these are things 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” (Hag. 2:6-7).
In the book of Haggai, the fixed date, the 24th day of Kislev—the ninth month is highlighted four times where the word of the Lord came to the prophet to say that God would bless Israel from this day forward: “But from this day I will bless you.” On Kislev 24, the Maccabee revolt ended when they defeated the enemy; they cleansed and rededicated the temple on Kisev 25. There was a cleansing of the idols and a rebuilding of the altar of worship, as revealed in the historical account in the book of Maccabees 4.