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 Asher/Month of Shevat
|Shevat:||30 days - January, February|
|Alphabet:||TZADIK — symbolizes the “righteous one”|
|Tribe:||Asher – pleasure, happiness, delicious, fatness; beware of the delicacies of the king.|
|Characteristics:||This month righteousness becomes your foundation. This is a month to develop the plan of sustaining the generations. How will your olive tree blossom? Look for those who are bringing pitchers of water to you. This month shout, “My blessings are on the way!” This month what you are tasting and meditating on produces the life or nourishment for your future.|
|Constellation:||Aquarius (the water carrier) — your roots awaken to the water of life.|
|Color/Stone:||Light Olive Green and Yellow/Citrine Quartz or Peridot|
Shevat is the eleventh of the twelve months of the Jewish calendar. This month is linked with the tribe of Asher, which pictures pleasure, happiness, delicious, and fatness. During this month, you should beware of the delicacies of the king. You might want to do a Daniel fast this month.
This month is a time to develop a plan to sustain the generations. The best question to ask yourself this month is: “How does your olive tree blossom?” Read and meditate on Psalm 1 this month.
The Hebrew letter for this month is TZADIK, which symbolizes the “righteous one.” This month your righteousness must be your foundation. Jehovah Tzidkenu is one expression of this month.
This is the time to connect with the trees in your field. Look at your field and see what is planted there. Who is planted in your field? Are the trees in your field ready to bear fruit? Shevat is called the month of the new year of trees.
Aquarius, the water-bearer, is the constellation for this month. This is the month where the river touches the roots, and the roots awaken to the water of life. Thinks of Rebekah and the woman at the well. Who is bringing water to you? Carefully consider how you make decisions during this month, if you are not being watered. You may also want to position yourself to be watered in a new way.
Shevat is the month to shout, “My blessings are on the way!” This is the key for this month. There is a shout within you that says you see your wagons of supply coming. You see the water pots coming to quench your thirst.
This is a good month to partake of food. When you complete your fast, God will show you how to eat in a different way. If you go through a fasting process in January, you will reprogram your body on eating by February. If you get messed up in January, you will probably be messed up for a while. What you taste and eat produces life, or nourishment, for your future. That is why we need to be sure to eat the Word, so our bodies are healed and properly aligned. Then we will be able to digest whatever God gives us to eat during the following months.