We are now in the 10th Biblical month of Tevet. Debbie and I have learned to live our lives upon the God’s seasons, times, and days. God is revealing to the remnant an understanding of the times we are living. The following is how we pray, prophecy, worship, give, and live in the month of Tevet/December 2021. May it be a blessing to you and yours.
TEVET, Characteristics of The Tenth Month of the Biblical Calendar:
Tevet is the 10th month of the Biblical Calendar: Ten is the Hebrew number for “Order” and “Testimony.” It is the month to GROW UP! Interesting that we started the year 2021 with the theme to Grow Up. In the natural 21 is the age when a person reaches adulthood so to speak. You know when you turn 21 you are able to legally do things you couldn’t do before. The year 2021 has been the year for the body of Christ to Grow Up. The year to mature. 1 Corinthians 13 says, “When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I understood like a child, I thought I was a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things.”
As we close the year of 2021 the focus of the Biblical month of TEVET is Maturity. I find that interesting, don’t you? The way we mature is not by hardship but by the Word of God. God matures through knowing and applying His Word and loving us. King David the Psalmist wrote, “Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and light unto my path.” So this month focus is: A TIME TO GROW UP!
How do we grow up? The Hebrew Letter for this month is “Ayin” which is a picture of an eye. Ayin means let your good eye see (war) against your evil eye. It has to do with your focus/vision in this month. An Eye to know good and discern the bad. To watch and discern. To see with your good eye so that your life is like a living spring, to SPRING UP!
The letter Ayin represents the Hebrew number of 70. Seventy in Hebrew gematria is a picture of seeing. We are now in the decade of the 80’s in the Biblical calendar. Eighty is the number for “Pei” or “Mouth.” We are in the Biblical Year of 5782, the decade of the mouth. To grow up and mature we must see, have a vision before we open our mouth. Ephesians 4:6 says, “be angry and sin not.” Habakkuk 2:2 says, “write the vision down…” This is the war between our good eye and an evil eye. This is the month to over come evil with good.
Another characteristic of the month of TEVET is it’s associated with the Tribe of Dan. Each tribe of Israel corresponds with a biblical month. Twelve Tribes of Israel and twelve Biblical months. Every tribe has a redeemed purpose and an unredeemed curse. For Dan, Israel/Jacob blessed his Fifth son with a blessing to Judge, to Rule, and to Mature. The tribe of Dan were great warriors. They were able to take down an enemy by lying in secret; like a snake or viper can bite the hoofs of a horse and cause it to stumble thus throwing off it’s rider. Genesis 49:17. They were always stationed at the rear of the battle, known as the “rear guard.” The tribe of Dan were also great artisans. They were able to craft metal into swords, shields, arrows, and hammers. In the wilderness they were instructed to build the furniture and furnishings of the Tabernacle of Moses. But in the book of Judges we see their unredeemed side. They did not come to Israel’s rescue to fight in the battle rather they stayed in their ships, Judges 5:17. This month be careful not to be driven by your emotions or fleshly desires.
A famous person from the tribe of Dan was Samson. He was a mighty warrior but his downfall was his fleshly desires. His vision was not mature but was carnal and it cost him. He was driven by his bad eye. The eye of his flesh and emotions. Emotions are given by God. But they are to be an Alarm Clock not to be lived by.
I find it ironic Samsons eyes were gouged out and he was blinded. The very strength of a mature person to see with a “good eye”, Samson was blinded in the physical because of his bad eyes. Once he lost his vision in the natural he saw with his spirit eyes and defeated the enemy by pulling down the pillars, thus killing himself but won the victory.
Finally, Tevet is a month not to fear but to fast. In fact on the tenth day of this month is a fast called, Asarah B’Tevet, a day of repentance and fasting. In the book of Esther, Queen Esther fast and prays for the victory of Israel and the edict of their holocaust to be overturned. It is in the month of Tevet that Queen Esther is fasting.
My prayer for you this month is Ephesians 1:17-19, 17 that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him, 18 the eyes of your [f]understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints,”
Shalom! Wellspring Israel