November derived its name from the Latin word “Novem” meaning (9). It is the ninth 9th month of the Biblical sacred calendar (the month Chisleu/Kislev), the third 3rd month according to the civil calendar 5774 and the eleventh 11th month according to the Gregorian calendar. Though it became the 11th month, it retained its name when January and February were added to the Roman calendar.
October, November and December constitute the last quarter of the year following the Roman Gregorian calendar. It is the fall season moving into the winter. Except for human activity, the rest of creation is drying off, dying or falling away or going into hibernation in preparation for rest and recuperation during the long winter period. It’s the season when the seed must fall to the ground and begin to die (Joh 12:24). Only the barest necessities for survival remain and minimal energy is utilized.
During this period, there is heightened spiritual activity both for evil and for good. Few instances during the Bible times indicate this. It was during that 9th month that the children of Israel led by Ezra brought a level of quality repentance and restitution before YHVH for marrying foreign wives (Ezr 10.9). During that same month Prophet Jeremiah received a prophecy concerning YHVH’s judgment over Israel. It was a time of fasting. When King Jehoiakim heard the prophecy read from a scroll he rejected it and burnt it up (Jer 36:9,22). Prophet Haggai received significant words from YHVH (Hag 2:10,18) concerning blessings for a defiled people. Prophet Zechariah also received a word from HaShem during Chisleu concerning YHVH’s greater interest in justice and mercy rather than fasting/sacrifice.`
On the 1st & 2nd November in particular “All Saints” and “All Souls Day” are celebrated in honor of the dead (All Hallowmas). A time when the occult all over the world activate the mysteries of the graveyard to control, manipulate or destroy destinies.
Is it a wonder that this is a period where a lot of blood has been shed. e.g. the Russian and French revolutions which resulted in mass deaths, the Philippine-American war of 1899, Jewish-Arab war of 1947, the Australian independence war, the first Anglo-Boer war in 1880, the First World War, the Vietnam war, the all-out Israel-Gaza unrest of 2012 all started or came to a bloody end in November.
Other key events of this month include a rare hybrid eclipse occurring on the new moon of 3rd November 2013 which will also mark the beginning of the Al Hijra, the counterfeit 5-day Festival of Lights – Hindu Diwali, commencement of Moslem month of pilgrimage to Mecca. Hundreds of thousands of Moslem adherents make the annual holy pilgrimage to Mecca and Medina and it happens on the new moon. The beginning of the month also marks the 8 day Hanukkah/Chanukah festival from 24 Chisleu.Click Here to View as PDF