"Now the Lord said to Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, “This month, Nissan,
shall be the beginning of months for you. It is to be the first month of the year to you."
As we flip the pages of the Lord’s calendar, we have arrived at Nissan.
When the sun set on Tuesday, March 27th, 2017, we entered
more than a new month...we began a new year!
So... surprise it's a New Year!
But, is it really that surprising?
We can see newness of life springing up all around us.
Truly, all of creation does declare the glory of God!
Nissan means “the beginning of miracles.”
That alone is an encouraging way to start the year!
But wait…there’s more!
Nissan begins the season of deliverance and redemption.
The Lord loves us so much and wants us start the year in the
best way possible and that starting point is Passover.
He wants us to begin the year with our hearts fully established
in His love and forgiveness by the blood of the Passover Lamb, Yeshua.
He then calls us to rise, just as He rose on First Fruits,
putting our best foot forward in trust as we walk into the new year.
He also instructs utter our best words...praising and giving thanks,
joining The Lion of Judah, who roars before us in praise, parting "Red Seas"
and giving us courage to walk through into new territory.
Finally, the Lord signals to us with the Hebrew letter "Hei" symbolizing
the supernatural breath and wind the Holy Spirit, the Ruach Hakodesh.
He knows we are "but dust" and He bends down to breath
His new life into us, especially this starting point of the year.
So, let us be still before Him and allow Him to fill us afresh
so we can rise in His power as His new creation,
ready to move into the new with Him.
Nissan is really more than a new year... its NEW EVERYTHING!