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.)
"GOD, YOU ARE GREAT! You are OUR GOD, and we are YOUR PEOPLE! You have been faithful to us in this past month and we know that you will be faithful to us in this new month just beginning. So we celebrate YOU, Lord! We dance in advance. We worship you. And we thank you that you gave us Your Son Jesus!"
The words Rosh Chodesh mean head (beginning) of the month. It's a celebration cycle that God initiated.
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.
Click above to replay Embassy of Zion's most recent
"FIRST!" gathering on Zoom. And click here to see the notes, watch over the revelation, and make the decrees in faith.
Click Here (or photo above) to see this month's
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.
This month of cheshvan/ the tribe of manasseh
Cheshvan is the eighth of the twelve months of the Jewish calendar. The number “8” signifies eternal revelation and new beginning. Cheshvan is linked with the tribe of Manasseh.
This month is a time to allow the fragrance of God to begin to permeate your soulish nature. Many people with a Greek mindset think that God is dealing only with spiritual issues, and they do not make the connection of body, soul and spirit. God sanctifies us spirit, soul and body.
Seeking first the Kingdom...