Happy New Year! Today is Nisan 1 — the first day of the first month on the Biblical calendar. The Lord gave me a sweet song for this new year, from Psalm 48, called “This God is Our God.”
The Lord (YHVH) declared in Exodus 12:2, "This month shall be the beginning of months for you; it is to be the first month of the year to you." This is the month we are about to begin, called Nisan.
Nisan is "the month of redemption." In Nisan Jews celebrate three very important holidays (holy days):
- The Feast of Firstfruits
- The Feast of Unleavened Bread.
These together comprise "Pesach—the Festival of Deliverance." Nisan commemorates the deliverance of the children of Israel from almost 400 years of slavery in Egypt, through the mighty hand of the LORD! He guided them out of Egypt, across the Red Sea, through the wilderness to Mt Horeb where He gave them the Torah, and guided them all the way into the Promised Land. The song YHVH gave me for this Nisan 1 occasion is from Psalm 46, which closes with this powerful declaration:
For this God is our God for ever and ever: He will be our guide even unto death.” I end the song with, “He will be our guide forevermore!”