the Hebrew months. I've had 2 eye surgeries this summer and it looks like
a third one will be required. I'm determined to send this out while I can
still see well enough to.
As of Monday, July 28th, we will enter the most serious,
sober month of the Hebrew/Spiritual year. We anticipate a particularly
challenging month due to the last four weeks that have led up to the upcoming
one. The conflict in Israel is the most obvious indicator of what is
happening in the spirit realm. Almost everyone I've communicated with
lately is going through tremendous warfare ( related to finances, health,
relationships, jobs, churches, etc.). When you read the significance of
the month we're approaching, you'll understand why. Rest assured that
you're not the only one experiencing extreme warfare.
I share the seriousness of this season not to cause fear or alarm, but to
bring understanding, strategy, and insight that will see you through to the
- The Hebrew month of AV is from July 28 through August 27.
- Tribe of Simeon ~ "God hears me" (Genesis 29:33; 49:5-7)
- Hebrew alphabet letter: Sheen (meaning "teeth" or "to
consume"). Don't let the devil get his teeth into you.
- This is a historic time of tragedy.
- Take care not to miss God's promise this month through rash, impulsive
- Beware of deceit.
- Contend for peace.
- Be quick to hear and obey God.
- Actions driven by emotions will bring results, effects, and long-term
- Oppression from the Basilisk/Cockatrice spirit. This is an
infirmity and death spirit. Declare victory over attacks against
your safety and health ("Lead us not into temptation").
- Month for increased, intentional corporate intercession and
The term, "Dire Straits", (found in Lamentations
1:3) is taken from this month. What Israel and the Body of Christ
have suffered during this time frame over the centuries have led to the use of
this term. Another word for it is "The Narrows", much like the
birth canal or a body of water that must be forced through a very narrow place.
It is common to feel "squeezed" from every direction during this
time. Three weeks of this month are considered a time of mourning by
observant Jews, therefore no weddings or festive celebrations are held. In
addition, they do not cut their hair, wear new clothing, or eat meat during this
The 9th of Av is the most significant/somber day of the month (also
called Tish B'av). Many wars and injustices that have adversely affected
God's people have occurred historically on this date (which will fall on Tuesday,
August 5th). We recommend you follow the tradition of the
Israeli people and fast on that day (perhaps even taking a day off work to pray
I'd like to conclude by sharing a compilation of several prophetic words
given recently that speak directly to what is occurring. I believe it will
help you navigate the straits.
" I want to live a peaceful life just like anyone else. But in
reality there is conflict and this conflict is accelerating. The Lord says
to be more shrewd than our enemy. Understanding the reality of the war
around you is important as to whether you triumph or experience defeat.
The heavens, as well as the earth, are now in a new dimension of conflict.
Nations are in conflict. Generations are in conflict. Israel
is in conflict. If you are a covenant believer, submitted to the Lord Jesus
Christ and empowered by Holy Spirit, this war is affecting you in your daily
life some way!
The devil will come to you with a compromising agreement. Do not
compromise and do not agree with the enemy this month! My revelation will
cause you to stand and will produce a strength and a strategy you have not
Warfare can create great emotional upheaval. War causes our will to make
choices. This war is over boundaries. When our Lord overcame death,
hell, and the grave, He broke the headship of Satan in the earth. He
ascended, gave us gifts, and then called us to enforce this victory! Now,
we must enforce! The war of the Kingdom would be: denial versus
reality, stumbling versus standing, law versus grace, teaching versus
revelation, and soft religion versus Kingdom power. There is a triumphant
people who must choose today to enforce Kingdom principles on the earth.
Choose to triumph in your conflict." (Chuck Pierce)
In closing, I (Beth) would like to add a prophetic word the Lord is
impressing upon me strongly as I write this. I sense that your places of
former victories may be revisited by the enemy during this season. Battles
hard-fought and won will seem to unravel to the degree that you feel you
are right back where you started. Do not give into fear, dread, or
apprehension if that happens to you. Remind the enemy that you stand in
victory and will not allow him to reclaim one inch of the ground you battled to
win. He may create convincing circumstances to make it appear that
all is lost in that particular campaign. But as the song says, "Whose
report will you believe? We shall believe the report of the Lord!
His report says I am healed; His report says I am filled; His report says
I am free; His report says VICTORY!!" Stand firm and defend what is
rightfully yours. Submit to God, resist the enemy, and he will flee.
The Lord is a warrior; the Lord God mighty in battle! Let's
determine to come out of this battle with another ribbon on our chest - - - all
glory to The Captain of the Hosts!