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Av - The Month of Simeon (August)

BOOK: A Time to Advance

Understanding the Hebrew Tribes and Months

A Time to Advance, by Chuck Pierce with Robert & Linda Heidler, will help you learn to think like God thinks. As you study the Hebrew tribes and months, you will receive prophetic understanding of how the Lord orders your steps throughout the year. You will come to understand how God, from the past, develops His whole conquering army for today. You will also gain understanding on how each part moves together, as well as the redemptive quality of God's covenant plan for Israel.

Av:30 days - August
Alphabet:TET — resembles a womb — a month when earth contracts — the secret of pregnancy moves into the earth realm
Tribe:Simeon — to hear; be concerned
Characteristics:The month you metamorphose or disintegrate. The month the Lion roars. (Amos 3:8) The month where God destroys so He can reconstruct. Consider what you hear and determine how to develop a new level of discernment or oppose counsel and advice. Listen carefully! You will hear key impressions this month.
Constellation:Leo (the lion) — the divine will of the Father being executed

Av is the fifth of the twelve months of the Jewish calendar. The name Av literally means “father.” Av derives from the root, which means, “to will” or “to desire.”

This month is the “low point” of the Jewish calendar. The 9th of Av was the day the people of Israel chose to receive the negative report of the 10 spies and refused to enter the Promised Land. This date was also marked by the destruction of both the first and second Temples in Jerusalem.

If you study the history of the Jews, you discover that the Jews are caught in a cycle of destruction. Every year on the 9th of Av, a window of destruction opens over them. On the 9th of Av Israel chose to listen to the voice of UNBELIEF!

So, the month of Av was originally intended to be the month that Israel entered the Promised Land. God’s plan had been that every year Av would be a month to celebrate His goodness. God designed Av to be the month to celebrate entering into the Promise. But instead of believing God, the people agreed with unbelief and gave a negative confession. They said: “The enemy is too strong for us. We will all die!” They tasted the FRUIT of the land but refused to enter. They held back in unbelief and by doing that, they put themselves under a curse.

God still wants Av to be a month of blessing and celebration of His goodness. Av is a month that presents us with a CHOICE! So receive His Promise and mix it with FAITH this month!

The Hebrews associate Av with a new level of discernment. In this month you are developing a new level of discernment, or you are opposing counsel and advice. If you look back in your life, you can identify times when people gave you counsel and advice; but you thought you knew more than anyone else and did not act on the advice. Use wisdom, and allow the Lord to guide you and hone your discernment for these critical days ahead.