The Hebraic Month of Av
The very word, “AV” means
“Father, Will, Desire”!
This is the month our heavenly Father’s desire and will comes forth in your life!
Where there is a will – there is a way!
Hebrews 10:7“Then I said, ‘Behold, I have come To do Your will, O God— To fulfill what is written of Me in the scroll of the book.’”
It’s the month the Lion roars! This is probably one of your most incredible prophetic months. When the Lion roars and when the people of God roar, it creates a prophetic covering that will propel you into possession of your land and the promises of God. This month is so strategic for us that I felt that we needed to release this month as a NOW WORD to the Body of Christ! It is a month of predestined connections.
The Lord will roar from Zion and thunder from Jerusalem; the earth and the sky will tremble. But the Lord will be a refuge for his people, a stronghold for the people of Israel. NIV
7 Surely the Sovereign Lord does nothing without revealing his plan to his servants the prophets. 8 The lion has roared — who will not fear? The Sovereign Lord has spoken — who can but prophesy? NIV
The Star Cluster of the month is Leo (Lion):Av is the month of the constellation of the Lion. Psalm 19:2 states the heavens declare the glory of God. This is the month the LION roars [Amos 3:8]! It is the month of Sovereign happenings, divine will of Father taking place, and apostolic fathering. Father God begins to execute and carry out things based on what we have responded to. The Lion of Judah is roaring for us (Joel 3:16). We must “roar” in faith. Our roaring/praise becomes a covering of the Lord, and God begins to unlock things for us. Let this be a month of joyful, powerful praise.
The Tribe of the month is Simeon (To Hear): to be concerned; time of rectification of Hearing. Simeon is the only Tribe that inherited land within another tribe. Simeon inherited its land within the land of the Tribe of Judah. There is a prophetic picture here: Out of the midst of your praise (Judah) comes (Simeon) hearing. “Faith cometh by hearing; hearing the Word.” The prophetic (the heart, mind and council of God) Word of God will come to you in the midst of your praise…the roar…will cause the prophetic word to spring forth which will set the course for your future.
The Sense of the month is Hearing: Decide what you have heard and if you will heed it. The month that you decide on what you have heard. You need to make a decision. “Will I just hear what God has told me, or will I actually do it?”
Ears that hear and eyes that see — the Lord has made them both. NIV
He who has ears, let him hear. NIV
This is definitely a crossroads place for us. Will you hear and obey, and thus enter in to your birthright and destiny? The ancient paths are God’s Ways.
This is what the Lord says: “Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls. But you said, ‘We will not walk in it.’ 17 I appointed watchmen over you and said, ‘Listen to the sound of the trumpet!’ But you said, ‘We will not listen.’ NIV
“Simeon and Levi are brothers — their swords are weapons of violence. 6 Let me not enter their council, let me not join their assembly, for they have killed men in their anger and hamstrung oxen as they pleased. 7 Cursed be their anger, so fierce, and their fury, so cruel! I will scatter them in Jacob and disperse them in Israel. NIV
We want to be concerned that we are able to continue moving ahead. Simeon messed up, just like Reuben who was unstable. He was called an “instrument of cruelty” (Gen. 49:5). We are grafted into the great inheritance God has for us. However, when there is instability in the bloodline, we need to develop spiritual discipline—demons will try to convince you to align with and to agree with them. (For example, “I guess I am just weak,” or, “Hot tempered is just how I am.”) The enemy understands how to use our iniquitous patterns to pull us back. When we agree with Satan’s iniquitous plan, it gets rooted in us.
See to it that no one misses the grace of God and that no bitter root grows up to cause trouble and defile many
“Lord, I am not unstable; nor will I mess up like Simeon (who chose revenge and unforgiveness). I receive the grace of God to forgive and release any anger, resentment or bitterness in Jesus Name. I ask for the help of Holy Spirit, the Spirit of discipline to not agree with demons about how I see myself or others. Rather, I choose to believe You, Lord, and what you say about me and others. I want Your patterns to be rooted in me. I ask that patterns of giving up, and making easy instead of right choices, would be exposed in my life and uprooted in Jesus Name.
The name Simeon divides into two words: “Sham Avon” which means “there is an iniquity.” However, we do not need to not let it continue. It is time to reckon the flesh for what it is: utterly corrupt. You can’t change for the better on your own. The grace for change is upon us now. You either accept it or you will gradually disintegrate.
“Lord, show me my iniquities so that they can be uprooted.”
“I embrace the grace for change – reckoning myself crucified with Christ – the old man dead and buried. I am a new creature in Christ. I have been raised to a new life in Christ Jesus. The law of the Spirit of Life in Christ Jesus has set my free from the law of sin and death. Jesus Christ has redeemed me from the curse of the law. I am redeemed through the blood of Christ. I have been regenerated in Him. I have a new bloodline and family in Christ. Generational iniquities are uprooted, torn down, overthrown and completely destroyed in my life in the name of Jesus and by the power of Holy Spirit. Thank You, Father, that many are the plans in a man’s heart but Your purposes stand. In the name of Jesus and through power of the Holy Spirit, I am changed.”
The month of Av is the lowest point historically on the Hebraic calendar. It was during the month of Av that both temples were destroyed on the 9th. Same day, only years apart! It is also the time of the year that the 12 spies were sent into the Promised Land to scope it out. There were 10 spies that came back with an evil report – totally disregarding what God had said (Num 13:32). As a result, Israel wandered in the Wilderness another 40 years. Joshua and Caleb were the only two that held to the Word of God. They believed and confessed, “We are well able to take this land.” These men were the only 2 of their generation who ultimately entered in to take possession of the land! Whose report will we believe and confess! It is time to enter in to our promises!
Av is the month where God destroys so that He can reconstruct. Ask the Lord to destroy the old foundations and structures that are hindering you and the moves of God from advancing.
The word of the Lord came to me, saying, 5 “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.” 6 “Ah, Sovereign Lord,” I said, “I do not know how to speak; I am only a child.” 7 But the Lord said to me, “Do not say, ‘I am only a child.’ You must go to everyone I send you to and say whatever I command you. 8 Do not be afraid of them, for I am with you and will rescue you,” declares the Lord. 9 Then the Lord reached out his hand and touched my mouth and said to me, “Now, I have put my words in your mouth. 10 See, today I appoint you over nations and kingdoms to uproot and tear down, to destroy and overthrow, to build and to plant.” 11 The word of the Lord came to me: “What do you see, Jeremiah?” “I see the branch of an almond tree,” I replied. 12 The Lord said to me, “You have seen correctly, for I am watching to see that my word is fulfilled.” NIV
Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. 23 Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like a man who looks at his face in a mirror 24 and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like. 25 But the man who looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues to do this, not forgetting what he has heard, but doing it — he will be blessed in what he does. NIV
The Stone of the month is the Emerald:means to discern, hear. Description is Riches, to count, to multiply. The negative is counting and desiring money instead of focusing on Yahweh. Remember that God is your source. This is a time that Father God wants to bring increase and multiplication into your life. He is ready to bring you into your inheritance and your land that is flowing with milk and honey! Don’t get distracted by money. Watch the spirit of greed and mammon. You can’t serve God and mammon!
The Alphabet of the month is Tet – ט:It resembles the womb. Certain things will be conceived and given birth to this month. The image of tet is the coiling of a serpent. It represents potential power! You have a choice to give birth to the next cycle in your life, go to the next level, or like Simeon you can choose to not hear. This is the month where the earth contracts – the secret of the pregnancy begins to move into the earth realm. Watch for earthquakes. When you hear of earthquakes, know that God is getting ready to birth something. There will be a shaking and toppling of ungodly structures in your life. Alignment is very important! Aligning with the intercession of heaven: Jesus is interceding! Holy Spirit is interceding in us through our spirit man! Creation is interceding- longing for your reveal!
18 That’s why I don’t think there’s any comparison between the present hard times and the coming good times. 19 The created world itself can hardly wait for what’s coming next. 20 Everything in creation is being more or less held back. God reins it in 21 until both creation and all the creatures are ready and can be released at the same moment into the glorious times ahead. Meanwhile, the joyful anticipation deepens. 22 All around us we observe a pregnant creation. The difficult times of pain throughout the world are simply birth pangs. But it’s not only around us; it’s within us. The Spirit of God is arousing us within. We’re also feeling the birth pangs. 23 These sterile and barren bodies of ours are yearning for full deliverance. 24 That is why waiting does not diminish us, any more than waiting diminishes a pregnant mother. We are enlarged in the waiting. We, of course, don’t see what is enlarging us. 25 But the longer we wait, the larger we become, and the more joyful our expectancy. 26 Meanwhile, the moment we get tired in the waiting, God’s Spirit is right alongside helping us along. If we don’t know how or what to pray, it doesn’t matter. He does our praying in and for us, making prayer out of our wordless sighs, our aching groans. 27 He knows us far better than we know ourselves, knows our pregnant condition, and keeps us present before God. 28 That’s why we can be so sure that every detail in our lives of love for God is worked into something good. (from THE MESSAGE: The Bible in Contemporary Language © 2002 by Eugene H. Peterson. All rights reserved.)
18 “Come now, let us reason together,” says the Lord. “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool. 19 If you are willing and obedient, you will eat the best from the land; 20 but if you resist and rebel, you will be devoured by the sword.” For the mouth of the Lord has spoken.
Do I bring to the moment of birth and not give delivery?” says the Lord. “Do I close up the womb when I bring to delivery?” says your God.
So, as the Holy Spirit says: “Today, if you hear His voice, 8 do not harden your hearts NIV
The Organ of the month is the Left Kidney: The kidneys sift/filter blood. They “discern” waste and separate it out. The month of Av is a time for us to develop a new level of discernment. By this time, spiritual kidneys should be working. We should be discerning & responding to our spiritual leader. There should be no resistance to the leading of the Holy Spirit.
I will bless the LORD, who hath given me counsel: my reins also instruct me in the night seasons. (King James Bible – Cambridge Ed.)
I shall bless Lord Jehovah who counsels me and my kidneys teach me in the nights. (Aramaic Bible in Plain English (©2010)
I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you. NIV
“Thank you for a new level of discernment. Let this increase so I do not oppose you.”
Av is the month you go through metamorphosis or disintegrate.In the midst of your test, you will come face to face with Him.
This is the month where the Kingdom advances through partnership! It is the month of predestined connections. This means God has connections preordained for you that will manifest and will really help you to move ahead. Consider that as we align ourselves with those God brings. Be very aware of your partnerships. Watch them. This is more than just connections. Be aware and supportive of the partnerships God has given you. When our alignment is correct our way will be easier. Remember, that in praise you will be set at one with the Lion of the Tribe of Judah. Out of the midst of the roar will come the “now” Word of God for you to decree and declare: that you be established in your destiny and enter in to take possession of your land and the promises of God!
Father God, we acknowledge You and Your Kingdom plans and purposes for our lives. We set ourselves in agreement with Your will and desire for us. Cause our thoughts to become agreeable with Your will so that our plans may be established and have good success. For many are the plans in a man’s heart but it is Your purposes that stand. Let every iniquitous pattern be uprooted from our lives and families and let the power of the New Covenant in the blood of Jesus Christ permeate us. We thank You that every spiritual blessing is ours in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus. We thank You for land, seed, blessings, and that we possess the gates of our cities and the gates of our enemies. We receive the full rights of Sonship in Christ. You have the exact times and places set for us. You have given us a good land. We are well able to take possession of it through Christ and the power of Holy Spirit. We align ourselves and agree with the intercession of heaven, the intercession of Holy Spirit and the intercession of the earth that is calling us forth. We agree with every true prophetic Word and utterance over our lives, land, seed, and gates. We agree with all the days ordained for us that are written in Your book – let it be on earth as it is in heaven – Your kingdom come. We thank You for a different spirit like Joshua and Caleb that says we enter in and take possession of our land. We believe, we receive, we conceive and give birth to that which You have planted within us. It is delivery time. For no matter how many promises You have made, they are all “Yes” in Christ and it is through Him that we say “AMEN”!