This is a word the Lord wanted me to release for this hour, as it pertains to the New Year (based off the Jewish calendar) for 2013. It was actually given in the year 2012 to other individuals the Lord led me to send it to, but it is now gaining further momentum in this season, and the Lord has also revealed other pieces to it through many of us that meditated on it over the past year.
It is important to understand that the Lord related the ‘Jesus January’ term as coinciding with the Jewish year based off what many think is the actual dates for 2013 when He referred to various celebrations. However, God has made it clear to many of us that the dates are off in the Jewish calendar (by man’s understandings, which God allowed). Instead the beginning of the New Year in God’s eyes is about to begin. We are about to enter into it. With all this being said, it will make more sense as you go through this word what God is really saying is about to occur, starting very soon. It also is confirmed with many other things God’s already been revealing to us, that He’s had us put on the site.
Here are parts of the word (sent out July 5, 2012):
Two days ago while laying in bed awake a bird landed on the window sill, and I distinctly heard it speak. It was as if I could hear it chirping as it would normally, but I got ‘English’ interpretation of what it was saying (like when one is able to interpret tongues). This is what the bird said, “JESUS JANUARY.”
Until recently, with the help of other brethren, and further interpretation from the Holy Spirit to my husband and I, did we really understand what God was getting at. The Lord began to outline some things further when He gave this term, which I will get into more in the writing here, but what He has shown is He related the January in His statement (through the bird) to the Gregorian calendar January and brought the Jewish meaning together with it; in order to explain what He was going to do in the Jewish year 2013, spiritually.
Additional parts of the word:
The Lord had me looking up the Jewish calendar of what’s going on in January 2013 and it showed Tu’B’Shevat (the New Year of the Trees), January 26th 2013. It is considered a minor holiday, but of course very prophetic. Many of us have gotten a lot of things over the years with trees and the Lord has been allowing me to see my spiritual body form into different forms, one as being a tree, over the past few months. My husband has been experiencing this as well. In addition, the Lord showed me an amazing vision of Him as a giant tree which I actually got to feel the trunk and the bark (Tree of Life). We’ve also been experiencing our legs forming into roots and who knows, maybe some of you may experience this in the future days as well.
There are some Scriptures that stand out to me regarding this word I got because I really felt the Lord revealing to those of us, beginning next year…it will be a New Year of Jesus…all about Jesus (Jesus’ Year). The year of fully grown mature trees of life in Him, that will reign with Him (Psalm 92:12; Psalm 1:3; Psalm 52:8; Psalm 72:7; Psalm 104:16; Psalm 144:12; Proverbs 11:28; Isaiah 65:22; Jeremiah 17:8; Ezekiel 17:23; Hosea 14:5-6; Numbers 24:5-7). A year of establishment for those that have truly been planted by Him.
The Lord recently brought up these Scriptures associated with this word also, referring to 2013 as becoming an acceptable year of the Lord (what HE considers an acceptable time, according to His plan):
Isaiah 61:1-3 (Read also the entire chapter as it goes into further detail of what’s to come):
“The Spirit of the Lord God is upon Me,
Because the Lord has anointed Me
To preach good tidings to the poor;
He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted,
To proclaim liberty to the captives,
And the opening of the prison to those who are bound;
2 To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord,
And the day of vengeance of our God;
To comfort all who mourn,
3 To console those who mourn in Zion,
To give them beauty for ashes,
The oil of joy for mourning,
The garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness;
That they may be called trees of righteousness,
The planting of the Lord, that He may be glorified.”
So He came to Nazareth, where He had been brought up. And as His custom was, He went into the synagogue on the Sabbath day, and stood up to read. 17 And He was handed the book of the prophet Isaiah. And when He had opened the book, He found the place where it was written:
18 “The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me,
Because He has anointed Me
To preach the gospel to the poor;
He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted,
To proclaim liberty to the captives
And recovery of sight to the blind,
To set at liberty those who are oppressed;
19 To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord.”
20 Then He closed the book, and gave it back to the attendant and sat down. And the eyes of all who were in the synagogue were fixed on Him. 21 And He began to say to them,“Today this Scripture is fulfilled in your hearing.” 22 So all bore witness to Him, and marveled at the gracious words which proceeded out of His mouth. And they said, “Is this not Joseph’s son?”
God is going to do this through His people He has anointed for this time to proclaim His salvation, ones He has chosen or appointed for such a time as this. There are other titles of this chapter, Isaiah 61, mentioned in various versions, which indicate what this is going to be like exactly. Here are a few clues in their titles: The Good News of Salvation, Exaltation of the Afflicted, The Lord’s Message of Freedom, The Good News of Victory, Announce Freedom to All Captives. What does this acceptable year mean? David mentioned in Psalm 69, what God has plans for in His year, for His people.
But as for me, my prayer is to you, O Lord.
At an acceptable time, O God,
in the abundance of your steadfast love answer me in your saving faithfulness.
14 Deliver me
from sinking in the mire;
let me be delivered from my enemies
and from the deep waters.
15 Let not the flood sweep over me,
or the deep swallow me up,
or the pit close its mouth over me.
16 Answer me, O Lord, for your steadfast love is good;
according to your abundant mercy, turn to me.
17 Hide not your face from your servant;
for I am in distress; make haste to answer me.
18 Draw near to my soul, redeem me;
ransom me because of my enemies!
In this upcoming acceptable year God is going to fulfill His commitment to His Son Jesus (His Word, John 17:6-26) AND HIMSELF.
if we endure, we will also reign with Him;
if we deny him, He also will deny us;
13 if we are faithless, He remains faithful— (this is speaking of being faithful to Himself, what He has ordained already in His plan or will)
for He cannot deny Himself. (God cannot deny His Son or His Spirit, as what was prayed in John 17, and what He planned through His people from the beginning)
God does not have to be faithful to us, but to His Son because of what He spoke in John 17. It is to honor His name. And if His Son truly abides in you then He will have to be faithful to His Spirit in you because They are One. It is not us He is being faithful to, but Himself and His Son. This is in order to reveal His union or covenant, to proclaim unity among the brethren demonstrating the union of the Godhead or the fullness of God (Colossians 2:6-15), and to strengthen/demonstrate the love of the Father in His sacrifice He offered on behalf of our lives…God’s mercy. He gave up a part of Himself in order to graft it back in (Romans 11:17-27). It is the faith of Christ, His Spirit, that grafts us into Himself; not of our own doing but God’s doing.
There were also some other things from the Jesus January word mentioned which gives additional understanding and encouragement to those He’s ordained. Here’s more of the word:
From the research the Lord had me come across it describes Tu B’Shevat as a new year for the purpose of calculating the age of the trees of tithing. This would coincide with Leviticus 19:23-25, which explains that fruit from the trees may not be eaten during the first three years. The fourth year’s fruit is for God, following that, you can eat the fruit. In this time each tree is regarded to have matured one year as of Tu B’Shevat. So, if you planted a tree on Shevat 14, it starts its second year the next day, but if you plant it two days later, on Shevat 16, it does not reach its second year until the next Tu B’Shevat.
God has revealed that during the extended period of time where the calendar seems to be off (but God isn’t off), He’s used this period to plant His Seed and mature it in His people further in the good ground, IN ORDER to allow for a great harvest by His Power (Mark 4:8), in addition to expose the false or dead seed (because of the ground or earth; an individual’s infertile ground due to various spiritual hindrances, Mark 4:1-7) and expose the lazy servants that didn’t do what God expected them to do with their talent or Seed, the Holy Spirit’s leading (Matthew 24:14-30). God has also used this ‘delay’ and I say that lightly as more so His grace period, as a time of warning to those that have continued to walk in pride, so that they may examine themselves to get right, before the exposure of their true heart intentions. However, if they do not take heed, He will STILL fulfill His word. He will do it by fulfilling this Scripture; as not one of His words will return to Him void:
Jesus said to them, “If you were blind, you would have no sin; but since you say, ‘We see,’ your sin remains.
This will show the lack of true repentance and full obedience unto the Lord by the Spirit in those that claim to walk in the faith. God has allowed this blinding because of their self-assurance (not truly by the Spirit’s leading) to occur. However, He can use this humbling and exposure as a way to really show these individuals where they have fallen short, so that MAYBE God will grant them the heart to repent of this and show His mercy to them (2 Timothy 2:25-26). If He allows this, then they will truly see themselves as God saw them in their sin and really want to change from their wicked ways for good, by His Spirit’s leading in all things, a real repentant life in Christ.
More of the Jesus January word:
When He had me bold the areas describing the Tu B’Shevat holiday, the Lord gave me the additional understanding about the terms. . “For the purpose of calculating the age of the trees for tithing,” that reveals the year of great rewards for ‘reaping what people have sown,’ and their fruits of labor at a greater scale (this can include both what many may consider good rewards in prosperity but also not many rewards without great prosperity, based off what was produced of either the Spirit OR the flesh—which would not be good rewards to them). This will include all kinds of prosperity returned for good seed planted (by Him, of course)–Malachi 3:1-12; 2Corinthians 9:5-6; Proverbs 11:25; Proverbs 19:17; Proverbs 22:9; Galatians 6:7-10). It says that the fourth year’s fruit is for God, “and after that, you can eat the fruit.” This sounds very similar to a few Scriptures: Revelation 2:7–meaning if you OVERCOME in coming into the fullness, you will be able to eat of the fruits of God’s paradise or His heavenly gifts…whatever they may be that He chooses to release for you; Revelation 22:14–some versions of this verse indicate that one may have ‘rights to the tree,’ or be able to approach it and eat of it, or consume what’s being offered from it and prosper abundantly by what Life offers—what Christ has to offer; Revelation 22:2–Healing will come with the trees; Ezekiel 47:12; Zechariah 14:6-9–in all seasons, meaning those that are His will no longer go without because their King will provide for them. Here’s another custom they do, other than PLANT TREES during this holiday…
There are a few other observances coordinating with this holiday. One custom is to eat a new fruit on this day, or to eat from the seven species mentioned in the Bible as abundant in the land of Israel (Deuteronomy 8:7-9). Again, the Lord had me bold the clues…”they eat a new fruit on this day,” (Proverbs 18:21–if you love Life (Christ), you’ll eat the fruit of it; Isaiah 37:30-32–out of the depths, we will eat of His fruits, the depths of His knowledge, Psalm 42:7; Psalm 139:6-12; Romans 11:33; Isaiah 43:19-21–the NEW THING is the FRUIT of HIS labor through His true people and we will consume of it for the rest of our days and it will be revealed and known. The 7 species represent the 7-fold Spirit of God–Isaiah 11:2. A species by definition is a class of individuals with a common characteristic–these 7 Spirits are the characteristics of One God; also referring to the promises of God, Deut. 8:1-10; the menorah represents the Tree of Life, which has 7 branches to it.
God is about to reveal openly what HE HAS DONE in private with those He has appointed and planted for His choosing (Matthew 6:4; Exodus 15:17), as just like when a tree is planted, it can best be accomplished in private or in the secret places of your heart or within, with God which only He can see and choose to reveal to others if He wants (Psalm 119:11; Psalm 31:20; Deuteronomy 4:29-31). This would produce the great harvest by His doing just like what was described in the parable of the mustard seed (which would eventually grow into a tree, Matthew 13:31-32). Just like in the olive tree, to facilitate germination it goes through a process of rotting (a form of death) before it begins to truly grow (John 12:24). This would also emphasize the oil in your lamps as being important (Matthew 25:1-13) as referring to the olive tree and being filled with the Holy Spirit through obedience. Characteristics of the olive tree reveal why this is so important.
The olive tree is very robust, drought, disease, and fire resistant. This would make someone who is like this spiritually because of the Holy Spirit, able to stand in the coming days under trial. If they have been trained fully in His leading then it will be apparent by their testimony and characteristics as above in the nature of God and His 7-fold Spirit. The trees are also known to live a long life (Psalm 1:3; Psalm 106:5). What’s even more true about the olive tree which is parallel to the Life of Christ is, the root system is very strong and able to regenerate itself even if the above-ground structure is destroyed (John 2:19; Matthew 26:61; John 10:18; Isaiah 11:1; Romans 15:11-13; Luke 19:39-40; Matthew 10:28). In other words, no one will be able to kill the Life of Christ in His people. As it’s the Power of God and the Wisdom of God (1 Corinthians 1:24) and no man is greater than Him. This Power will be revealed or exposed in the acceptable year of the Lord, as appointed in this Jesus January, or beginning this Jewish year.
His Spirit has aligned in the earth (His people) and in the heavens and there will be signs. This would be God’s order of things…Him aligning earth (His people) as it is in heaven (by His Spirit). For it is the time, the beginning, of the acceptable year of the Lord to reveal the glory of God.
Are you going to be prepared in all humbleness through self-examination of one’s heart, thankfulness, and be led fully in all things by His Spirit (oil in your lamps)? Or are you going to have to be humbled by His great Power in the acceptable year of the Lord?
Hear what the Spirit is saying…