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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.

Summary: The tribe of Simeon/Month of Av

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.

TIf 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.

Because of their sin on that date, Israel spent forty years in the wilderness. At the end of that time, God, in His grace, gave them a second chance to enter. (God is the God of second chances.) But they never truly repented of the sin. So every year the cycle comes back around, and the window of destruction opens again.

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!

Av is a month to hear and understand. You must decide what you have heard. If a word has been given and you decide not to heed the word, this is the month where your consequences begin.

Av is associated with the constellation of Leo (the lion). This is the month the Lion roars (Amos 3:8). This is one of the most incredible prophetic months. When the lion—the people of God—roar, a prophetic covering is created. Amos 3 is about unlocking what is above you and the sound that begins to resound in the earth realm.

Av is the month for the divine will of the Father to be executed. God allows things to be destroyed so He can rebuild. During this month, the earth begins to contract, so we must watch for earthquakes and where they are occurring.

The Hebrew letter for the month of Av is the letter TET. (In Hebrew, AV means, “father.”) The letter TET in Hebrew is a picture of a womb. Certain things will be conceived this month. In the month of Av, the secret of the pregnancy begins to move in the earth realm. God’s prophetic people can experience the word before it manifests. This will also help you see how the Bible is written to show us how covenant works.

This is the month where kingdom advances through partnership. Again, be very aware of your partnerships during this month. Watch your alignments.

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.