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Tammuz - The Month of Reuben (July/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 Reuben/Month of Tammuz

Tammuz:29 days - July/August
Alphabet:CHET, light radiating from your eyes
Characteristics:The month to guard your heart and your eyes (Deut. 11:26, 30:15-19). The “filmstrip” month - watch your progress and adjust. The month to WORSHIP…or develop a golden calf. This is a time for vision! See what you see and look again! Covenant alignment becomes very important. Notice all of your handshakes this month. (Song of Solomon 5:2-12).
Constellation:Cancer (the crab), remove the shell from your body. Declare that every shell around you will break, and you will become vulnerable to the Lord.

Tammuz is the fourth month of the Jewish calendar, which begins the summer season. The three months of this season—Tammuz, Av and Elul—correspond to the three tribes of the camp of Reuben, which include Reuben, Simeon and Gad, who were situated to the south of the Tabernacle.

During the month of Tammuz, Israel sinned by making the golden calf, which resulted in the breaking of the first set of tablets given to Moses by God. That very day, the 17th of Tammuz begins a three-week period—ending on the 9th of Av—which commemorates the destruction of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem.

The way to move through this month is through worship. If you are not brilliant in worship, then idolatry looms at your door. The golden calf can kick up this month. Be careful no to agree with the development of a “golden calf.”

Worship becomes a very important aspect of our spiritual life in Tammuz. Worship the Lord in “Spirit and Truth.” Watch your mouth and confess the best the Lord has for you. Agree with His call on your life. Do not speak an evil report. Accept you call and speak forth your destiny this month. If you are not careful, you will speak evil reports about yourself as a result of something created in the atmosphere.

This is the month of the letter CHET, which pictures light radiating from your eyes. The light that we have been working on through the other months needs to be seen in your eyes. You have to watch carefully this month because the devil will try to put out the light in your eyes.

Think of Tammuz as the “filmstrip” month. You can review the progression of your life and stop to make adjustments. God can also show you where you will end up if you don’t watch and make the necessary changes.

Tammuz is linked with the constellation of Cancer, the crab. This is the month where we take the shell off of our body, which makes us vulnerable. If you do not take the shell off, you become hardened and cannot enter your next level of growth. Declare that every shell around you will break, and you will become vulnerable to the Lord. Guard your heart and your eyes this month so that you won’t get thrown off course like Reuben.