The Kohen Gadol’s Message For New Moon 🌙 New Year Aviv [Nisan] 5779.
Happy New Year New Moon.
May the peace, abiding peace of the Lord our God rest and abide upon us all! Amen!
Can you feel it? Be quiet for a minute, can you feel it? The tangible essence of freedom, of liberation, of triumph?
Can you hear it! Listen, the shouts of liberation, the noise of rejoicing, the sounds of victory?
Listen, it is in the air, it is palpable, it is coming, it will come without a doubt, because Aviv (Nisan) brings with it, the liberation and redemption that The HaShem our God proclaimed as an eternal and perpetual blessing and ordinance for His people as a blessed assurance.
We are in the great month of Redemption. Aviv. Say it loudly! Aviv! Aviv of redemption, Aviv of deliverance, Aviv of power, Aviv of conquest, Aviv of the great Passover! The day HaShem struck a difference in the land of Egypt between His people and the slave maters.
Yes, this is the great month of Aviv.
The great month of the greatest evolutionary and revolutionary, awe inspiring event of the entire human history – The Exodus. The event that changed the narrative of the children of Jacob, the grand children of Isaac, the descendants of Abraham, of whom God spoke to Abraham and said:
“Know of a surety that thy seed shall be a stranger in a land that is not theirs, and shall serve them; and they shall afflict them four hundred years; and also that nation, whom they shall serve, will I judge; and afterward shall they come out with great substance.”
God fulfilled that promise He made to Abraham four hundred and thirty years later, in the month of Aviv through the leadership of His servant, Moses, our teacher whom He raised to be the vessel through whom His faithful promise to His friend and servant Abraham was accomplished. In those days, HaShem spoke to Moses and Aaron sand said:
“This month shall be unto you the beginning of months; it shall be the first month of the year to you.”
God further ordained a feast in this month and season, Passover, the feast of redemption, the festival of deliverance. HaShem spoke regarding this to Moses and said:
“In the tenth day of this month they shall take to them every man a lamb, according to their fathers’ houses, a lamb for a household; and if the household be too little for a lamb, then shall he and his neighbour next unto his house take one according to the number of the souls; according to every man’s eating ye shall make your count for the lamb. Your lamb shall be without blemish, a male of the first year; ye shall take it from the sheep, or from the goats; and ye shall keep it unto the fourteenth day of the same month; and the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill it at dusk. And they shall take of the blood, and put it on the two side-posts and on the lintel, upon the houses wherein they shall eat it. And they shall eat the flesh in that night, roast with fire, and unleavened bread; with bitter herbs they shall eat it. Eat not of it raw, nor sodden at all with water, but roast with fire; its head with its legs and with the inwards thereof. And ye shall let nothing of it remain until the morning; but that which remaineth of it until the morning ye shall burn with fire. And thus shall ye eat it: with your loins girded, your shoes on your feet, and your staff in your hand; and ye shall eat it in haste–it is HaShem’S passover. For I will go through the land of Egypt in that night, and will smite all the first-born in the land of Egypt, both man and beast; and against all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgments: I am HaShem. And the blood shall be to you for a token upon the houses where ye are; and when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and there shall no plague be upon you to destroy you, when I smite the land of Egypt. And this day shall be unto you for a memorial, and ye shall keep it a feast to HaShem; throughout your generations ye shall keep it a feast by an ordinance for ever.”
This is a law, this is a covenant. God spoke and affirmed it for a law and testament upon us. Therefore let not the false teachings out there phase you, nor even the preponderance of their vain doctrines, they don’t speak according to the oracles of God, they are teaching from the vanities of their hearts, and not according to the law of God; neither were they sent by Him.
May I also, being motivated to inspire our hearts in steadfastness towards the keeping, and faithfully too, encourage you to keep every word that proceeded out of the mouth of God for therein lie our salvation and redemption. This same redemption was made manifest when God, with a mighty hand, delivered our forefathers from the bondage and slavery of Egypt. And He will do it again in our generation!
Let us not be deceived, let not our hearts be dampened or discouraged. Let us not despair, let’s us not look upon the waxing of the wicked slave maters and the oppressors and worry when our redemption will come, because the hour has come, the day is upon us, the months of Aviv has come! Look up to the mountains and behold our the chariots of fire carrying the armies of the Lord!
As I conclude this message, I want you to remember and hold to heart what HaShem our God spoke and said unto our fore fathers, in those days, and it is written in the Torah:
“Ye shall make you no idols, neither shall ye rear you up a graven image, or a pillar, neither shall ye place any figured stone in your land, to bow down unto it; for I am HaShem your God. Ye shall keep My sabbaths, and reverence My sanctuary: I am HaShem. If ye walk in My statutes, and keep My commandments, and do them; then I will give your rains in their season, and the land shall yield her produce, and the trees of the field shall yield their fruit. And your threshing shall reach unto the vintage, and the vintage shall reach unto the sowing time; and ye shall eat your bread until ye have enough, and dwell in your land safely. And I will give peace in the land, and ye shall lie down, and none shall make you afraid; and I will cause evil beasts to cease out of the land, neither shall the sword go through your land. And ye shall chase your enemies, and they shall fall before you by the sword.”
This is a promise, this is a blessed assurance, and it fills me with so much passionate zeal that our security and peace in all circumstances, in every situation is firmly assured by our God and He will NOT hand us over to our enemies. Let us therefore, purpose to diligently do as the Lord has commanded us so that our blessings and redemption shall come; let us not make no idols, neither rear up graven images, to bow down unto it. Let us walk diligently in the Lord’s statutes and commandments, and do them, so that the Lord will give us rains in their seasons, and we shall eat our bread in peace, in safety and security in our lands. So that HaShem will give us peace in our land according to His faithful promise which He commanded us through the mouth of His prophet, saying:
“And seek the peace of the city whither I have caused you to be carried away captive, and pray unto HaShem for it; for in the peace thereof shall ye have peace.”
Therefore, let peace and justice reign, let freedom burst through the streets, in every village and cities. Let our hearts be strengthened for the redemption of God is sure, the days of the wicked will surely come to an end, it can no longer prosper for HaShem will deliver and give His people redemption and victory! But we MUST do our part by being.
Welcome to Nisan
Break free from the shackles of bondage for this is the season of redemption, of liberation of triumph, of glory, of joy because the Egyptians you see today you shall see them no more!
The mouth of God has spoken, and so shall it be!
Rejoice for Passover Comes!
Happy New Year New Moon.