Day 13: Be Swift to Praise! Remove the Mask of Sadness and Turn to Laughter!
Be blessed and filled with the Spirit of God. May you have favor with the Lord and favor with all that are in your path. This is the Month of Adar. The Lord designed time with a built-in blessing for us to claim and walk in. I want to bless you as you enter into the last month of the Hebrew Year. Next month we will fully "Passover" into this season of AYIN. There is great power in blessing. If you will receive the blessing of God each month, the power of the blessing will begin to work in your life and develop your identity. You will eventually go "from blessing to blessing until blessings overtake you."
Be swift to praise! Every month is linked with an understanding of one of the twelve tribes. Each tribe has a redemptive blessing. We are grafted into the blessings of Abraham and his descendants. This is a month linked with the tribe of Naphtali, "a deer (hind) let loose." The blessing of Naphtali included the concept of being swift and the ability to harvest quickly. The crops of the allotted land for this tribe would ripen swiftly. During the war with Sisera under Deborah's leadership, the valiant warriors of Naphtali were nimble, quick and played a leading role in Israel's victory. Naphtali was filled with praise because of the abundance of produce from its tribe's crops. They were more quick and agile than any other tribe and their communication secured Jacob's inheritance. On Galilee's mountains, this troop "brought good tidings" of Jesus (Isaiah 52:7).
One of the best verses to shout out loud this month is, The Lord will make my feet like hinds' feet (Psalm 18:33). We should decree that we will skip and jump on the mountains of the circumstances in our lives. We should decree that our fortunes can increase and become strong. This is the month that joy must increase so we are propelled into a season of deliverance.
Remove the mask of sadness and turn to laughter! This is the month of the sense of laughter, abounding joy, the power of barrenness being broken, the advantage of light over darkness, and witnessing how light and revelation break the power of darkness around us. Decree any curse that has been spoken and set against you will be overturned. Declare the bitter will become sweet. Shout,- "My fear shall laugh!" This is a month to celebrate. Declare deliverance from any deep hidden grief. Ask the Lord for joy and laughter to arise in your emotions. Declare your emotions are healed and restored.
Firstfruits Celebration for Adar: MY FEAR SHALL LAUGH! The FUTURE calls! This is the month of endings and beginnings. One of the reasons I am asking you to fast with us is so we are properly prepared for Passover, which falls in the "first of months." This is also the month of Purim, when the Jews celebrate their deliverance from Haman. After Esther's fast, she gained favor with the king and eventually saw the plans of the enemy turned back upon himself!