19 Dec Hebrew Month of Tevet
Tevet, the 10th month of the Jewish calendar, begins December 19th. It is the start of the 4th season of months which include Tevet, Shevat, and Adar. This is a season of progressively increasing light as we pass the shortest day of the year on the 3rd of Tevet and from then on see the light of each day lengthen. So, as we move through this season we should expect to have the increasing light of prophetic revelation on our path. If darkness is overtaking us we should examine ourselves to see where we left the path of light and life.
The first time the tenth month is mentioned in scripture is in Genesis 8:5…“ the ark rested upon the mountains of Ararat. The water decreased steadily until the tenth month; in the tenth month, on the first day of the month, the tops of the mountains became visible.” (NASU) Even though the tops of the mountains were visible, it would be almost five more months before the earth was dry and God would speak to Noah to leave the ark. There will be a temptation to get ahead of what God is speaking in this season. Our dreams will be particularly important in discerning the timing of things ahead. It will be necessary to walk in higher levels of rest and peace to avoid stepping out into wars of our own making. Dan is the tribe for this month and his name means “to judge.”
Dan judged that the Philistines in the portion of land God gave them were too strong for them to overcome. They allowed fear to drive them from the destiny God had planned for them. Dan chose for themselves an easier portion of land to inhabit. We cannot let fear drive us from the place and portion God has planned for us. Faith and fear are at war in this season. Let your dreams reveal your fears and reinforce your faith this month.