Revelation 22:1-2 Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, flowing with water clear as crystal, continuously pouring out from the throne of God and of the Lamb. The river was flowing in the middle of the street of the city, and on either side of the river was the Tree of Life, with its twelve kinds of ripe fruit according to each month of the year. The leaves of the Tree of Life are for the healing of the nations.
The words Rosh Chodesh mean head (beginning) of the month. It's a celebration cycle that God initiated. He gives us a new month; we celebrate his goodness in advance, at the beginning of it.
Sometimes it’s called the "New Moon Festival" in the Bible. Together God’s people would watch for the sign of the new moon, hear from God through the prophets, and offer their first back to Him. When we give him our first pinch, he blesses the whole lump!
There are no rules about celebrating Rosh Chodesh "First Fruits", really. Free in Christ! According to Col 2 we resist judging others about how they celebrate; neither do we turn it into a legalistic burden on ourselves.
He is our Preeminent One! We seek His Kingdom FIRST, together. Contact us if you would like to celebrate Rosh Chodesh First Fruits with us via Zoom.
"GOD, YOU ARE GREAT! You are OUR GOD, and we are YOUR PEOPLE! You have blessed us in this past month!
And we know you will be faithful again in this new month! So we celebrate YOU, Lord! We dance in advance! And we thank you that you gave us Your Son Jesus!"
Why we love this
What a difference it makes to live a lifestyle of being in the right place, at the right time, doing the right thing!
What if you spent the first of your time this month joining with others in throwing the Lord a praise party, giving the first and best of your whole-hearted devotion and love, finding creative ways to give the first and best of the bounty in your life? And what if He would love it?!
Why? So that you would live aware of important differences from one month to the other, which could help put in order your time, energy, prayers, worship, and supply - and that would keep you moving forward instead of getting stuck in old cycles, feeling that one month just runs into the next.
And what if the whole thing was really His idea, ultimately to bless you right back? That’s the GREAT GOD HE IS! He sets this up to help us live in the cycle of His blessing, as in Proverb 3. (For more on the scriptural basis, click for a related article from our Q&A page.)
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Rosh Chodesh First Fruits Celebration from Glory of Zion.
WHAT MONTH IS IT?
Along with the Gregorian calendar, we also follow the Hebraic calendar, which contains the original timing that was followed in biblical times. Here, you can learn about the current month and gain an understanding of its significance in your everyday life.
The month of shevat/ the tribe of asher
This month is linked with the tribe of Asher, which pictures pleasure, happiness, deliciousness, and fatness. Beware of the delicacies of the king. You might want to do a Daniel fast this month.
It is a time to devleop a plan to sustain the generations. "How does my olive tree blossom?
Read and meditate on Psalm 1 this month.
This month your righteousness must become your foundation. Jehovah Tzidkenu.
It is also a time to connect with the trees in your field. Waht is planted there? Who is planted in yoru field? Are the trees in yoru field ready to bear fruit?
This is the month to shout, "My blessings ar eon the way!" There is a shout within you that says you see your wagons of supply coming. Who is bringing water to you? You see water pots comign to quench your thist.
Seeking first the Kingdom...