Literally, Rosh Hodesh is the head of the month. Naturally, it falls on the first of the month. As with all Jewish dates, the calendar date named the first of any month begine the previous evening at sunset. Evening and morning, one day. Genesis 1.
The “WHY” and “HOW” of celebrating each Hebrew Month:
- This is one of the primary ways God has for us to grow.
- God’s redemptive plan is written in the heavens (Psalm 19, Psalm 8:1-3) and the heavens declare it. It’s like His word is in a circuit (Psalm 19:6).
- We need to know and believe the blessings of each month.
- As we declare them, they begin to manifest in our lives.
- Agree and declare the blessings that He has for us: this is one way that we are to be co-laborers with Christ (2 Corinthians 6:1).
In the Jewish Calendar, God has assigned special blessings for each month, and these blessings can be appropriated by prayer and declarations on Rosh Hodesh evening. Each Hebrew month has specific blessings for us to enter into. We need to know these and declare them and pray them. This is how we co-labor with the Lord (2 Corinthians 6:1). As we walk in God’s timing we enter His cycle that pulls us upward and into abundance.
In Hebrew times, these blessings were released by the priests during the “head-of-the-month celebrations,” which were called “Rosh Chodesh.” This was also time to bring first fruit offerings. Emperor Constantine outlawed these monthly celebrations, along with the three major feats (Passover, Pentecost, and Tabernacles), as part of an attempt to divorce the church from its Jewish roots. His doing so may have been the single greatest factor in the rapid decline of the Early Church. As the Lord is restoring the Church today, we find that He is reconnecting us to these Hebrew roots.
The blessings for each month can be found by clicking on the name of the month in yje Calendar Cycle View Page.
Be blessed as you read, pray through, and declare these blessings for yourself and your family. Praying and declaring these blessings over myself, family and ministry the past 4 years has brought incredible blessing. Be blessed!
I am so thankful that the Lord has given us understanding of Rosh Chodesh (the head of the month/First Fruits celebration), which was a vital part of Hebrew worship. I have found that as I am aware of these “ways that God is working and wants to bless us each month,” my faith level just seems to keep increasing. Elsewhere, Chuck Pierce said this will bring us into “overflow” in our lives, and it might take about 3.5 years. I am in my fifth year of following this First Fruits prayer guide, and have definitely found myself in “overflow.”