Since we entered the Hebrew month of Cheshvan, (10/7/21) I have been experiencing a shift that has left a bit of a wake. Cheshvan is a time of things ending and new things beginning. It’s important to discern when there is a seasonal shift in the Spirit. As a result of the new spiritual shift I decided to take the first two weeks of Cheshvan to seek the Lord specifically for insight, direction and strategy for going forward. One of the first things the Lord did was remind me of the two verses He put on my heart for 5782.
Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert.Isaiah 43:19
And after you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to His eternal glory in Christ, will Himself restore you, secure you, strengthen you, and establish you.1 Peter 5:10
God is doing something new, not only in the broader body of Christ but in our personal lives as well. God is up to something even if we don’t have eyes to see it just yet. Sometimes we feel it in ways we can’t quite identify. I know that was true for me, at least in one area of my life. God has been showing me that a change is up ahead. That change is going to require me to think differently, plan differently and set new boundaries. In order for me to go forward in the new thing I’m going to have to make changes in my personal life. How I spend my time, even where I currently reside may have to change. Some aspects of what the Lord has called me to I cannot accomplish while restricted by my current circumstances. Vision that the Lord imparted to me many years ago is on the verge of bursting on the scene. In order to step into it I’m going to have to realign and reposition myself. I am going to need new instructions and new strategy.
In the past, I would have acted more hastily than I do these days. I have learned that while I may be picking up on an urgency in the Spirit it doesn’t mean I have to act immediately. While I am getting a sense of something happening right now, I don’t believe we are supposed to respond in haste. We need to stop, step back and assess what the Spirit is saying. We need to listen for new instructions. The instructions are for where we are going not for where we are right now. At the same time, I believe something is going to be rolling out in the weeks ahead, even by the end of Cheshvan. (Nov 5th begins the month of Kislev) I keep getting something about sitting at a new table by Thanksgiving. (Thanksgiving is Thursday, November 25, 2021.) While I can’t say what I know exactly what that means, the prophetic being what it is, I can say it represents a shift.
Have you ever heard the expression “the right person for the right chair”? Basically, it means the right person for the right job. Sometimes someone holds a particular job or position within a company, yet their expertise or gifting isn’t the right fit for the particular position (the chair in which they sit). When you have someone whose gifting fits the actual job they perform you have a great fit. It’s the right person for the right chair. Having said that, I keep hearing: “The right chair for the right person.” The sense I keep getting is that it is time for musical chairs. There is going to be some shifting and changing for the remainder of the month of Cheshvan as people continue to get repositioned and rearranged. This repositioning is for the purpose of going forward for the remainder of this peh decade (5780’s)
The shift will continue to make waves as people are rearranged. Some are going to see this rearrangement as nothing more than rocking the boat. However, the Lord is saying that these changes are absolutely necessary for going forward into the new thing He has already begun. There’s no stopping it now. It’s already in motion.
The rearranging and repositioning I see getting wrapping up with a bow during the Festival of Lights (aka Feast of Dedication/Hanukkah). Hanukkah begins Kislev 25 and ends Tivet 2. (sundown Nov 24- Dec 6) All this change and moving will have you in a whole new place by the onset of 2022. New jobs, new assignments, new direction, new vision for going forward. Take this time to seek the Lord for where you need to make changes in your approach, your interaction and your connections. God is going to be bringing new people into your path. This realignment comes with a reassignment for the next new thing God is doing in your life.
In the meantime, hold fast, don’t make any hasty movements. Seek the Lord now so that as you navigate the turn you won’t be caught off guard or unprepared. You will remain calm and sure as you make the shift ahead if you take the time now to seek the Lord for instructions. In the meantime, remember God is in control and He has you in the palm of His hand.