Sivan is the month of Pentecost (or Shavuot as it’s called in Hebrew). Pentecost is God’s 2nd yearly feast (Ex 23:14-17)….. the first is Passover (Pesach), then Pentecost (Shavuot) and finally Sukkoth (Tabernacles). Pentecost is the feast of harvest or weeks. It is a celebration of provision. It initially marked the ingathering of the wheat harvest. Wheat ready to harvest marked a new season. The provision from previous seasons could no longer sustain them in a new season. Pentecost on Mt Sinai God provided the revelation they needed to walk with Him and understand His ways — it marked a new season for them.
When the day of Pentecost arrived, they were all together in one place. And suddenly there came from heaven a sound like a mighty rushing wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. And divided tongues as of fire appeared to them and rested on each one of them. 4 And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance. ~ Acts 2:1-4
Pentecost (Shavuot) was not a new thing to the disciples… they celebrated it every year. In Acts 2 the church was born… marking a new season. A time to go into all the world with the gospel… the provision of the last season wouldn’t sustain them… so at Pentecost, God poured out His Spirit and released His miraculous gifts. It marked the beginning of the “one-new-man” — the new humanity empowered to do God’s works. Pentecost represents the release from Heaven of God’s provision in every area of our life. God uses it to equip us with new provision. When we celebrate Pentecost it actually unlocks and releases God’s provision for the new season. This month expect God to open doors of provision for you to equip you in a new season in your life.
But Sivan is more than just Pentecost….. Sivan is a month of receiving new boundaries….
At Sinai God began to set boundaries for His people. Boundaries help to define your identity… When God set boundaries for Israel He was defining them as a nation. Eph 1:5 says we are predestined for adoption as sons. The Rotherham translation says “in love marking us out beforehand unto sonship.” Predestined means to establish boundaries.. in dealing with people it means to determine their destiny. Our destinies were determined.. marked out in sonship. This is the position in Christ that He planned for us to walk in! This is a month to press into the revelation of the boundary He set for us in the position of sonship. Ask Him to extend your borders… to extend your territories as you walk as a son releasing the Kingdom.
Enlarge my territory…..
The tribe associated with Sivan is Zebulon. Zebulon was a tribe faithful to the Lord. Deuteronomy 33:18-19 Moses prophesies over Zebulon that they will partake of the abundance of the seas and of treasures hidden in the sand. In Genesis 49:13 Jacob prophesied that Zebulon would dwell by the haven of the sea. Their prophetic destiny was to engage in trade and become wealthy through commerce on the sea — their symbol is a ship….they are tied to the sea. In Joshua 19 when Israel entered the Promise Land, Zebulon was assigned a rich territory that was bordered by Asher, Naphtali, Issachar and Manasseh. It was a great problem but it left Zebulon with a problem… their prophetic destiny involved the sea… and here they were landlocked!
This month marks the end of the Spring season and we will enter into Summer. God arranged the tribes of Israel into an army. They went out in 3’s. The first camp was Judah, Issachar, and Zebulon. The tribe of Judah (Praise) always marched first, their call was to rule, to lead in battle and to worship. Worship and warfare always go together. Issachar knew the times, they were a prophetic tribe and also known as the Torah tribe because they knew the Word. Zebulon had the ability to prosper through godly systems of trade. These 3 tribal anointings are important in this season. We must be a people of praise, prophecy and prosperity. These are the blessings of this season.. and walking in these will allow the Lord to order our steps the rest of the year.