Happy Rosh Chodesh!! Happy New Moon !! 🎉🎉🎉🤗❤🙏
Today, at sunset marks the start of the third month in Hebrew calendar called Sivan. Depending on where you are situated the new moon may be observed from the 30th to 31st of May. ❤🙏 🎊
Interesting facts about the month of Sivan
- In the Torah , it is mentioned simply as the the third month , see Exodus 19:1
- The name Sivan is mentioned once in the bible in the book of Esther , see Esther 8:9
- On the third day of the month the LORD instructed Moses to “set a boundary”~ (hagbalah) for the people in the preparation for the coming revelation to be given 3 days later, which was the giving of the Torah. See Exodus 19: 9-15
- The first five days of the month of Sivan anticipate the day that the Torah was revealed to Israel at Sinai, namely on the 6th of Sivan which was at that time exactly 7 weeks after the Exodus from Egypt. I do not believe its a fixed day as some do, but rather that we always count from the Sabbath of first fruits until the 49th day.
- Most importantly this month commemorates the giving of the Holy Spirit/Ruach Ha-kodesh to the followers in Jesus/Yeshua after His ascension to Heaven 😊🎉🙏🎉
Numbers 10-10 : 10 "And in the days of your gladness, and in your feasts, and in your new moons, ye shall sound with the trumpets at your whole-burnt-offerings, and at the sacrifices of your peace-offerings; and there shall be a memorial for you before your God: I [am] the Lord your God.”
Psalm 81- 3 to 4: 3 Blow the trumpet at the new moon, in the glorious day of your feast. 4 For [this] is an ordinance for Israel, and a statute of the God of Jacob.”
The Purpose of the New Moon
- 🙏 Appreciate and thank God for what He is doing in your life
- ➡️ Repentance
- ❤ Receive a word from the Lord
- 🙌 Worship God
- 🎉 Have a feast
The commandment to sanctify the new moon of Sivan reveals our responsibility to sanctify (i.e. observe) biblical time in general. This implies that when we observe the month that the Torah was revealed to Israel , we are infact acknowledging that time itself is rooted in the biblical calendar with its divinely inspired cycle of holy days and feasts (i.e. the moedim).
May you have a blessed new moon 🤗🙏!
- Hebrew for Christians