The 11th Biblical Month of Sh’vat

This past Sunday night Began the 11th Biblical Month of Sh’vat/Shevat: Here is some insights to the Biblical month of Sh’vat.

Last month was the month to Grow Up in the biblical calendar. This month of Sh’vat is the month to Grow Down as to grow your walk with God deep. A picture of this month is Psalms 1. Psalms 1 is a comparison of two people. One, who is like a tree planted by the water who does not wither and the other person who’s leaf fades away and does not prosper.

Psalms 1 says, “Blessed is the man Who walks not in the counsel of the [a]ungodly,
Nor stands in the path of sinners, Nor sits in the seat of the scornful;
2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD, And in His law he [b]meditates day and night.
3 He shall be like a tree Planted by the [c]rivers of water,
That brings forth its fruit in its season, Whose leaf also shall not wither;
And whatever he does shall prosper.

To Grow Deep this month one should look to who they are allowing to influence them. This is the month to be influenced by the Holy Spirit. A tree needs nourishment to grow deep roots. According to Psalm 1 that river is the Holy Spirit. Who is brining You Water? Of course, this is the month of Living Water, King Yeshua. Allow the washing of the Word of God to cleanse you and wash you this month.

Another way to grow deep roots is through fertilizer. Fertilizer is food for the root system. Psalms 1 tells us that is meditating on the Word of God and delighting in the Law of God is spiritual fertilizer. How do we do that? Meditating on God’s word both day and night.

Debbie and I pray this prayer every morning. “Father, my mind is renewed by the word of God. Therefore, I forbid thoughts of failure and defeat to enter my mind.”

Another words, this is the month to Eat the Word of God. How is your appetite? We are not to be like the other man in Psalms 1 who sits in the seat of sinner and meditates on worldly pleasures. Instead, we are to hunger and thirst after righteousness. To grow deep spiritual roots this month we are to train our appetite to crave God’s word. Oh, Taste and see that the Lord is good. Yum!

This is the month to Consider your Decisions. This is the month to walk in Righteousness. Righteousness means, “Right Standing with God.” There is no way we can be righteous in and of ourselves. That is why, Yeshua, King Jesus went to the Cross. He is righteous so we can be in right standing with God. That is a lot to think about. Again, be like a tree planted by the water/Holy Spirit.

The month of Sh’vat corresponds with the Tribe of Asher. The tribe of Asher were farmers. They knew how to cultivate and grow lush fruit and vegetables. Have you seen the fruit in Israel? They are Big and Juicy. This is the month for you to be in Goodness, Fatness, and God’s Pleasure. This is the month of Provision just as the tribe of Asher provided food for all of Israel. A phrase we should be repeating daily in this month is. “MY BLESSINGS ARE ON THE WAY!”

Finally, this is the month to let your Roots awaken to the “RIVER OF LIFE.” How many remember the song, “I’ve got a river of life flowing out of me. Cause the lame to walk and the blind to see. Opens prisons doors, sets the captive free. I’ve got a river of life flowing out of me. Spring up, Oh well, Splish, Splash! I’ve got a river of life flowing out of me. That is a picture of this month.

Our prayer for you this month is: In the Name of Yeshua, King Jesus I am like a tree planted by the rivers of water. I bring forth fruit in my season, my leaf will not wither, and whatever I do will prosper. The grace of God makes my mistakes to prosper. Psalms 1:3.

Wellspring Israel

LAST SHABBAT OF 2021 and Thoughts of New Year 2022

Twenty Second verse in Old Testament: And God blessed them, saying, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth.” Genesis 1:22

Some 20:22 Scriptures:

‘You shall therefore keep all My statutes and all My judgments, and perform them, that the land where I am bringing you to dwell may not vomit you out. Leviticus 20:22

Now the children of Israel, the whole congregation, journeyed from Kadesh and came to Mount Hor. Numbers 20:22

And the people, that is, the men of Israel, encouraged themselves and again formed the battle line at the place where they had put themselves in array on the first day. Judges 20:22

Now when they began to sing and to praise, the LORD set ambushes against the people of Ammon, Moab, and Mount Seir, who had come against Judah; and they were defeated. 2 Chronicles 20:22

In his self-sufficiency he will be in distress;
Every hand of [e]misery will come against him. Job 20:22

Do not say, “I will [d]recompense evil”;
Wait for the LORD, and He will save you. Proverbs 20:22

And when He had said this, He breathed on them, and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit John 20:22

The key of the house of David
I will lay on his shoulder;
So he shall open, and no one shall shut;
And he shall shut, and no one shall open. Isaiah 22:22

“Men of Israel, hear these words: Jesus of Nazareth, a Man attested by God to you by miracles, wonders, and signs which God did through Him in your midst, as you yourselves also know Acts 2:22

The Hebrew Number Twenty Two: Personal Revelation

There are 22 letters in the Hebrew Alphabet

There are 22 chapters in the Book of Revelation

“Light” is used 22 times in the book of John. The 22nd time John uses the word he is quoting Jesus as saying, “I have come as a Light into the world.”

The Golden Lamp Stand had 22 flowering Almond buds. Exodus 25:31-40 THE LAMP OF HIS PRESENCE.

Remember we are still in the decade of the Hebrew Number 80 Peh (rhymes with day) which in Hebrew is a picture of the mouth. May you speak of Yeshua, King Jesus being the Light and live God’s Manifest Presence. This New Year 2022 is a year where you actions must line up with your mouth.

Two is the Hebrew number for witness, power, and God’s Manifest Presence. Twenty Two is double witness, power and God’s Presence. Shabbat Shalom!

Wellspring Israel

Tevet 10, Asarah B’Tevet Fast

Understanding our Jewish Roots of Christianity: When we understand the Bible from a Hebrew mindset we can see so many parallels, types, and shadows of God’s word. Today is the 14th day of December. But in the Biblical Calendar it is the 10th day of the month called Tevet. This day in the Biblical calendar is a fast day. It is known as Asarah B’Tevet. Just like today for years God has sent His prophets to warn Israel about the impending destruction of Jerusalem if they didn’t mend their ways. But Israel derided the Prophets as bearers of false information. They even went so far as to kill one prophet.God is speaking to the church today.

I used to think years ago that prophetic ministry died when the last apostle died. But then I read in Ephesians 4:11-16 Paul mentions the fivefold ministry to the church today; Apostles, Prophets, Evangelist, Pastors, and Teachers. They are to equip the body of Christ today. To the remnant of church today, they have ears to hear what God is speaking through His Prophets. I don’t listen or watch Main Stream Media to know what is going on. I listen to the prophetic voices what they are saying and how it lines up on God’s word in the Bible.

What the Prophets Jeremiah and Zechariah had warned finally happened on the 10th day of Tevet. Today is that anniversary when the armies of Babylonian emperor Nebuchadnezzar laid siege to Jerusalem. That was in the year 425 BC. Like God, He is ever presently patient waiting for the nation to repent. The destruction of the temple with the Holy of Holies did not take place for another 30 months. For me the application of this fast day called, Asarah B’Tevet is several:

1. I fast today to remind the enemy that I dedicate my life (body, mind, and spirit) for God’s glory and work

2. I fast today to repent of earthly mindsets that invade my discipleship being contrary to God’s word and will in my life.

3. I fast today in thanks that God has been full of grace and mercy toward me and my family.

4. I fast today in thanks that even in God’s Judgement He always restores

5. I fast today for the strength to stand against the evil schemes of this world that wants to come against my God given freedoms.

6. I fast today so my family, everyone of them will know Yeshua, King Jesus and believe Him For Eternal life.

If you are listening, the Prophets are speaking today. We are living in the day where no longer is medical field by and large about saving lives instead thru the pharmaceutical companies they are pushing pills and the “powers to be” agendas. No longer are our children being educated but instead they are being indoctrinated. No longer does the government represent us instead they represent special interest and their pet projects. But there is a remnant of people across the world who are listening to the voice of Holy Spirit. A remnant of God’s people praying, repenting, and worshipping for God’s Kingdom to come here on earth. God is raising up an army. Shalom!

Yesterday was the 10th day of the 10th Biblical Month of Tevet

It was a fast day of Asarah B’Tevet.  Many you mentioned that I posted this too late for them to fast.  I encourage you to under the leadership of Holy Spirit to choose a day to fast. (see my previous Face Book post.)

The number 10 has to do with God’s perfect Order.  How God carries out His timelines. How God carries out His perfect plans and purposes.  Ten is all about the Kingdom.  In fact the first mention of Kingdom in the Bible is in Genesis 10:10. When God uses the number 10 it is all about the Kingdom of God is coming. 

In rabbinic thought, 10 relates to an integrated system: a full set of individual parts combined to make up a communal whole, typifying holiness and the resting place of the Shekhinah, THE PRESENCE OF GOD.

In the Bible, the number 10 is used 242 times. The designation “10th” is used 79 times. Ten is also viewed as a complete and perfect number, as is 3, 7 and 12. It is made up of 4, the number of the physical creation, and 6, the number of man. As such, 10 signifies testimony, law, responsibility and the completeness of order.

In Genesis 1 we find the phrase “God said” 10 times, which is a testimony of His creative power. God gave the 10 Commandments to man. Ten therefore represents man’s responsibility to keep the commandments. A tithe is a 10th of our earnings and is a testimony of our faith in the Lord.

The last great world-ruling kingdom of man under Satan is symbolized prophetically by the 10 toes of Daniel 2 and the 10 horns of Revelation 13 and 17.

Appearances of the number ten

Ten generations of man lived on the earth before the flood waters came and swept away all those who were disobedient. Noah, the tenth generation, was 600 years when he and seven other family members entered the ark.

The number 10 is a very significant number in the Bible.  The word eser (עֶשֶׂר) is almost identical in Hebrew spelling to osher (עֹ֫שֶׁר) meaning wealth, which gives this word a strong link to the tithe, the tenth part that is dedicated to God.

The original meaning of the word is thought by some to be gathering, collection or union.

It is considered the number of divine perfection.  Much in Scripture and Jewish tradition also suggests the meaning of eser to be completion and perhaps order, law and responsibility.

Consider, for instance, the following:

  • 10 things were created on the first day of creation, and ten things were created on the sixth and final day of creation.
  • 10 generations passed from Adam to Noah and ten generations from Noah to Abraham.
  • 10 plagues went forth in Egypt before God freed the Hebrews from their enslavement.
  • 10 commandments were given by God on Sinai.  (Exodus 20:1–17)
  • On the 10th of the first month, the Passover lamb was selected.  (Exodus 12:3)
  • 10 times 10 silver sockets formed the foundation of the Tabernacle.  (Exodus 38:27)
  • The 10th (tithe) is holy to the Lord.
  • 10 days of Awe or Repentance fall between Rosh Hashanah (the Festival of Trumpets on Tishri 1) and the holiest day of the year on Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement on Tishri 10).  During this period, we seek forgiveness for our sins from God and man, as well as wisdom as to how we might lead better lives.
  • 10 toes in Daniel 2 and 10 horns in Revelation 13 and 17 symbolize the final ruling kingdom of man.
  • Daniel and his three friends were 10 times better than the magicians and astrologers (Daniel 1:20).
  • 10 men are necessary to form a quorum for Jewish group prayer and worship, indicating a communal whole.  In Hebrew this is called a minyan and it comes from the Hebrew root maneh (מנה), meaning to count or to number.
  • 10 assembled Jews creates a unity called Knesset Yisrael (Congregation of Israel), and 10 are required to be present when something is to be publicly witnessed.  This gathering of 10 is called a tzibbur.  Perhaps that is part of the reason why the evil report of the 10 spies, who failed to see God’s power and provision, held more weight than the report of Joshua and Caleb:

“And they gave the children of Israel a bad report of the land which they had spied out, saying, ‘The land through which we have gone as spies is a land that devours its inhabitants, and all the people whom we saw in it are men of great stature.’”  (Numbers 13:32)

  • 10 lepers cried out to Yeshua (Jesus) for healing, and He sent them to the priests in order that they could be declared clean.

“As He was going into a village, ten men who had leprosy met Him.  They stood at a distance and called out in a loud voice, ‘Yeshua, Master, have pity on us!’  When He saw them, He said, ‘Go, show yourselves to the priests.’  And as they went, they were cleansed.”  (Luke 17:12–14)

Finally, and my favorite, In John, Yeshua, King Jesus underlined the pattern of ten found in the Bible by progressively making 10 “I Am” declarations:

  1. I am the Bread of Life (6:35, 48);
  2. I am the Bread that came down from heaven (6:41);
  3. I am the Living Bread (6:51);
  4. I am the Light of the world (8:12);
  5. I am One that bears witness of Myself (8:18);
  6. Before Abraham was, I am (8:58);
  7. I am the Door of the sheep (10:7, 9);
  8. I am the Good Shepherd (10:14);
  9. I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life (14:6); and
  10. I am the True Vine (15:1, 5)

May you be divinely aware in the Biblical Month of Tevet and the month the world celebrates the birth of our Messiah, King Jesus, He is the Great I Am.  Shalom

TEVET, Characteristics of The Tenth Month of the Biblical Calendar:

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 spiritually. 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

The Hebrew Number 12

Something interesting to think about today. Today in our calendar is 12-12-21. Many of you know I love the Hebrew language because it is an alpha numeric language.

Twelve is a very prophetic number and season if you understand the numerology of scripture. The number twelve in Hebrew is the number of perfect Government. Twelve is the last of the four numbers God uses to show His perfection. It is the number that God shows He is in control and actively ruling over something as King.

When God wants to show us He is ruling and there is a perfect plan. He likes to use the number 12 in his language.
It is impossible to separate those who govern from the governing of God. In another words every one who governs is governed by God. You see, God almighty is not just King but King of Kings. He is just not Lord but Lord of Lords. Revelation 16:19, “And he hath on his gesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.”

Twelve marks when God is in control of something. In Matthew 26:53 when Peter took things in his own hand and cut off the soldiers ear, Jesus said, He had the power to call 12 legions of angels.

Here are examples of 12 in scripture: Jacob had twelve sons and Israel had twelve tribes. It is interesting to note that Jacob and Israel are the same person. One is born of man, Jacob and the other is born of God, Israel, and God governs both of them perfectly.

Jesus had 12 disciples and set up the church with 12 teachable and yieldable men who would drop their careers and family to come and follow Yeshua.

That’s why the New Jerusalem has 12 gates and 12 foundations. There are also twelve pearls and 12 foundations associated with the New Jerusalem. The measure of the city is 12,000 furlongs and thickness of the walls are 144 cubits or 12 X 12.

The first recorded words of Jesus was at age 12.

There were 12 baskets of food left over when Jesus fed the 5000.

There were 12 spies sent out by Moses in Numbers 13

Elijah built an altar of 12 stones when he called the fire down from Heaven. 1 Kings 18

There are 12 Biblical months in a year because God rules over every year.

There are 12 major constellations because rules over all the heavens.

There are 60 minutes in an hour (12 X 5) and 60 seconds in a minute because God rules over every nano-moment that has ever been measured.

The number 24 (12 +12), There are 24 elders who circle around the Throne in Worship.

24,000 plus miles circle the the planet earth. Twenty four is a witness of God’s perfect Government. That is why the 24 elders fall down and worship him as they fly around the throne. Because they see him as King of Kings and Lord of Lords.

Twenty four is associated with the priesthood as David distributes the priest among 24 descendants of Aaron.

So if you have never believed God is in control and has a plan for this world, our Nation, your family and even your life. Today 12-12-21,@12 am and 12 pm, it is a reminder that Adonai our Heavenly Father is in Control and Has Plan for You. Worship the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. Shalom, Wellspring Israel

Hanukkah Day 8

Hanukkah, Day 8: Tonight is the last night to light the Menorah. Interesting that the Story of Maccabees and Hanukkah took place during the 400 years of darkness between Malachi in the Old Testament and the Gospels in the New Testament when there was no witness. Hanukkah means, “Tell The Story.”

This past Thanksgiving was also the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower compact. In 1621 at Plymouth Rock the Pilgrims put a cross in the ground making a sacred covenant with God that America would be a God fearing Nation. The following is the sermon I preached today at Lewisville Community Church, Lewisville, TX. My Title was Hanukkah, Advent, and the Number 14:

Matthew 1:17
17 So all the generations from Abraham to David are fourteen generations, from David until the captivity in Babylon are fourteen generations, and from the captivity in Babylon until the Christ are fourteen generations.

Jesus:

  1. Born in Bethlehem (house of bread) Lives in Nazareth (the place of Shame)
  2. Family has to move to Egypt for 12 years to escape Jesus from being murdered. Twelve is the number of Government in the Bible and the Holy Spirit gave them divine direction for protection. The Wisemen brought gold, frankincense, and myrrh which provided for Joseph and his family in exile.
  3. Joseph has to send Mary away not to be stoned and Christ birth is surrounded by rumor. Joseph was the legitimate heir to the throne thru the line of David. Joseph had a visitation of an Angel in a dream to give direction.
  4. He is not received by His own family as the Son of God, the Messiah
  5. Herod ask Him, Are you the King of the Jews?
  6. He ask His disciples, Whom do men say that I am? Who do you Say that I am?
  7. On the cross they place His name and title, The King of the Jews, Nazareth (the place of shame.)

According to Matthew, after three sets of 14 generations, beginning with Abraham and going through David, then Babylonian captivity (Egypt) Jesus showed up.

God kept his promise!
Watch This:
Fourteen is the Hebrew number for the name of David.

The Hebrew words “gold” and “hand” have the numerical number of 14.

When you think of all the generations it took to keep the promise of the Messiah think about this, The word “to bear” and the word “shepherd” are used 14 times in the New Testament. HE HAS TO SHEPHERD HIS PEOPLE FROM GENERATION TO GENERATION TO BEAR THE PROMISES OF GOD. The word “Bear” means to put a demand on it. When you sit on a chair you put a demand on it and it bears you up. When you believe in the death, burial, and resurrection of Yeshua, King Jesus you are putting a demand on your Faith.

In the book of Proverbs the expression “the fear of the Lord” occurs 14 times.

Finally, the words “forgiveness and merciful” are found 14 times in the Bible.

14+14+14=42. Forty Two is the number in Hebrew that breaks a cycle. It shatters the glass ceiling. In the natural think Jackie Robinson, number 42 who broke the barrier of segregation in Major League Baseball.

Yeshua, King Jesus broke the cycle of sin, death, bondage, slavery, and the grave. After 42 generations Jesus Shows Up and says to the devil, “the party is over.”

Forty Two is the manifestation of the PROMISE OF GOD! Things are a certain way and the Promise of God shows up and all of a sudden everything changes.

As we end Hanukkah for another cycle and season there where 22 almonds on the Lamp Stand in Holy of Holies that represent Light. The number 22 represents Light. The word Light is mentioned in the book of John 22 times and the 22nd time mentioned, Jesus says, “I am the Light of the world.” There are 22 books of the epistles in the New Testament and 22 chapters in the book of revelations.

I think it is important to mention that we are about to enter into the year 2022. This Hanukkah season I believe has been a prophetic picture of what Jesus is saying to the church in 2022. Jesus is not only the Light of the world but you His remnant carry the Light of Jesus to the world. Shalom!
Wellspring Israel

A Time To Grow Up

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