The month of Tevet is the 10th month of the Biblical calendar, God’s calendar, and each month is symbolised with a Hebrew tribe. As we connect with our Biblical roots from God’s word, we align with God’s time; we place our time in God’s hands.
The number 10 speaks of administrative authority. The 10 commandments gave an outline of God’s administration for the people of Israel. A good administrator puts things in the right place and in the right order. If you have been clearing out your home or your office, it’s for a purpose – God is putting a new administrative order in place. He is instructing you with administrative authority, line upon line, precept upon precept to prepare you with strategy to succeed and in order to overcome every scheme of the enemy. He is releasing blueprints and direction from heaven. This next 3-month season is a time of planning, preparation and executing His strategies. Wisdom lays its foundations and builds its house. If your foundations are under attack, you need wisdom to topple the evil designs of the enemy so the house of your life can be strong and secure.
I have been teaching over the last few weeks how the enemy attacks us from the outside in, but we can overcome through the blood of the Lamb and the word of our testimony! We read in the New Testament in the ministry of Jesus, that unbelievers were delivered of demons, but for those of us who have put our faith in Christ we are instructed to humble ourselves under the mighty hand of God, resist the devil and he will flee from us; James 4:7. To resist means to withstand and fight against our opponent: when we push the enemy back then he is weakened – he is off balance, and topples: that’s the point of our greatest advantage!
Genesis 49:17 (Message) says:
‘Dan is only a small snake in the grass, a lethal serpent in ambush by the road; he strikes a horse in the heel, and brings its huge rider crashing down.’
Dan is the tribe represented this month: his name means judgement or decree. His name is associated with a serpent and a viper biting the horse’s heels. The Lord has given me such clear insight into the prophetic meaning for Dan this year and I believe that God is disclosing to us a strategy to unseat the strong. He is making judgements and decrees that unseat the strong! In Matthew 10 Jesus gives authority to His disciples, as He is giving it to us today. He commissions us with authority over unclean spirits, sickness and disease, and instructs us to be as wise as serpents and as harmless as doves.
Dan is a serpent along a path, a viper in the way, able to strike at the horse’s heel and cause the rider to fall backwards. God is going to cause you to move forward and gain ground, in order to secure your borders. I saw a viper when I was a boy, up on my grandfather’s farm in Scotland; it was hiding in the bog when we were cutting peat and it’s camouflage kept it hidden from me, but it knew the time to make the most impacting strike.
The Lord says, ‘I am unseating the strong: although he pretends to be secure and impregnable; though he appears to be gaining ground and moving forward. He will be overturned as God gives insight and strategies. When the enemy comes in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord will raise up a standard against him. The enemy wants you to go backwards but you will see him fall backwards!’
Now we see the key to understanding the serpent: it’s the key of wisdom. Wisdom will unseat the strong, and find the weakness, the Achilles heel in the enemy. You will become strong! You will be an overcomer!
‘Wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial and sincere. And a harvest of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace’ James 3:17
Solomon tells us in Ecclesiastes 9:11-16 that victory is not always determined by the strength or size of an army. A little city seemed to be an easy win for an opposing king, but a poor wise man in the city delivered it through wisdom. Wisdom is better than might.
1 Corinthians 1:24 says, ‘Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. For the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.’
Whatever you are going through, don’t be afraid! God is hiding you and preparing you to take the initiative ready to advance in prayer and action against the wiles of the enemy. God is positioning you in a place of empowerment so when you will gain the victory! He will position you for progress to move forward in the face of opposition!
Daniel 7:22 ‘The Ancient of Days came, and judgment was given for the saints of the Most High, and the time came when the saints possessed the kingdom.’
Decrees for this month
- I am positioned to overcome
- I am receiving wisdom
- I have victorious strategies
- I will move forward and gain territory
- I am entering my new season of increase
Blessings for this month ahead!