Tammuz—The Fourth Month of the Hebrew Year (5775), June 18–July 16, Hebrew Year 5775
Note that every Hebrew month is linked with the following things:
- A letter of the Hebrew alphabet
- A constellation. Psalm 119:1–3 says that the heavens declare the glory of God. We can fail to understand this and and fall into either occultism or humanistic rationalism.
- One of the twelve tribes of Israel
- One of the five senses
- A limb or an internal organ
- A development of “threes”
- A month to see and establish the brilliance of your righteousness. Plenty of negative things occurred during this month. We need to counteract it through praise and declaration. See Isaiah 58:8, Psalm 112:4, and Daniel 12:3. Regarding the “negative things,” Jerusalem fell to the Babylonians during this month (Jer. 39:2). However a “positive thing” is that Ezekiel saw the glory of God during Tammuz (Ezek. 1:1). Believe to see the glory of God.
- The month of tribe of Reuben. He lost his inheritance as firstborn. Reuben is an example of someone with great potential—but because he did not deal with his basic issues, failed to excel. Ask the Lord to help you deal with issues that are holding you back. It is part of aligning with God. Genesis 49:3–4 describes Reuben: beginning of power; excellence and dignity; unstable as water.
- We can shine (be brilliant through worship), or we may develop a golden calf. Idolatry can “kick up” during this month. Ask the Lord to take your worship to a new level. Note that Moses’ face glowed after being with the Lord. Also notice that people worshiped the calf (Exod. 32:1). They couldn’t accept delay. Read Ezekiel 1:1, and ask to see the glory of the Lord.
- A month to either accept your calling or speak an evil report of who you are. We have a choice of which it will be. People fall into negativity because do not know how to speak out who they are and what they are about. You must like yourself; if you don’t, then is something about the Lord you don’t like. Look at past prophecies of who you are and declare them during this month. They will be like seeds you sow which will bring a great harvest three months later (Feast of Tabernacles).
- The month of letter chet [ח], which means “light radiating from your eyes.” The devil tries to put this light out. Chet is also tied to the number “8”—which signifies new beginnings; it also is referred to as the letter of “life.” It can also mean “sin.” Through this letter, God is showing us that we can, and must, choose correctly so that we don’t fall into negativity. See Isaiah 42:6, and Revelation 1:14.
- The “filmstrip” month. You can watch your life progress. Therefore, stop and make any necessary adjustments. Ask the Lord to show you how you might end up if you are not careful to walk with Him.
- This month is linked with the constellation of the crab. Our shell must be removed so we are vulnerable. If you do not allow yourself to be vulnerable, you will become hardened, and can’t enter into next level of growth. Ask the Lord to remove any hardness or shells from you.
- A month to guard your heart—what you feel and think, as well as your eyes—what you allow yourself to see. “Behold, I set before you today a blessing and a curse” (Deut.11:26). See also Deuteronomy 30:15, “I have set before you today life and good, death and evil.”
- The month of the right hand—the aligning covenant. See Song of Solomon 5:2–12. Remember your covenants—the right hand has to do with relationships and covenants. Affirm the relationships you are to keep. Let God lead and align you with new relationships. Ask the Lord for new level of intimacy with Him.
(This material comes from my 2006 notes taken from a series of lectures [on CD] given by Chuck Pierce [Glory of Zion]. I highly recommend his website for more materials and more in-depth explanations. —Ron Sawka)