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Sivan: Standing as One

Sivan is the third Hebrew month of the year. The first five days, we are keeping the command to count the Omer. These five days could represent the five books of the Torah. Then, the receiving of the commands is celebrated on the sixth day of Sivan which is Shavuot!

Shavuot, the Festival of Weeks, is the main event of Sivan. It is one of the all-time main events like Creation and the Exodus from Mitsrayim. Our forefathers and foremothers gathered as one at the foot of Mount Sinai ready and prepared to receive YAH’s laws as a people and nation, to preserve it for all time. That preservation included a special people that the Almighty chose for Himself to hear His voice and obey it. Then, they were to live it and teach it to each generation following forever! This is truly marvelous!

In Dibre haYamim Bet/2Chronicles 15:10, it tells of their offering to YAH for the deliverance and success that He gave them as they trusted in Him only - yes, Him alone! They entered into a covenant with YAH to seek Him with all their heart and with all their being. They too were as one. YAH was found by them, and He gave them rest all around.

When we trust only in YAH and seek Him with all that we are, then there is only one outcome, and that is our rest and our peace - for YAH is our peace and our rest. Tehillim/Psalm 62 says, “My being finds rest in Elohim alone; from Him is my deliverance. He alone is my rock and my deliverance.”

Sivan is the month of first-fruits. In 2 Dibre haYamim 31:3-8, we see Hizqiyahu telling the people to give the portion to the priests and to the Lewites so that they are strengthened in the Torah of YAHUAH. They brought large quantities of the first-fruits of grain, wine, oil, honey, and of all the increase of the field.

They also brought the tithe of all. The children of Yisrael brought the tithe of the cattle and sheep and set-apart gifts, and they gave heaps, heaps! Verse seven says, “In the third month they began to pile up the heaps, and they finished in the seventh month.”

In each of these three times, the people were as one! They were prepared to receive the Commandments as one. They all made the covenant to seek YAH with all their heart and being, and they all brought much provisions and tithes to strengthen the Torah of YAHUAH.

Everything and everyone have their beginning and conclusion in YAH. He provides everything that we need to start and be fulfilled in Him. We just have to trust in YAH!

May this month of Sivan be one of strengthening, provision, covenant, and fulfillment, as we are His treasured possession and His covenanted people. May He provide the heaps, heaps to do His work and will as we seek Him and share His goodness with all! Happy Sivan and Happy Shavuot!


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