Shevat is the fifth month of the civil year starting in Tishre and the eleventh month of the ecclesiastical year on the Hebrew calendar starting in Nisan. It is a winter month of 30 days. Shevat usually occurs in January–February on the Gregorian calendar.
Numbers 28:11-13 Tree of Life Version (TLV)
Rosh Chodesh: New Moon
11 “On the first of the month you are to present to Adonai a burnt offering of two young bulls, one ram, and seven flawless male lambs a year old, 12 with three tenths of an ephah of fine flour mixed with oil as a grain offering with each bull, and two tenths of an ephah of fine flour mixed with oil as a grain offering with the ram, 13 and with each lamb a tenth of an ephah of fine flour mixed with oil for a grain offering, a burnt offering as a pleasing aroma, an offering by fire to Adonai.
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Themes of the Hebrew Month of “Shevat”:
- “Becoming Fruitful in the Month of Trees!”
- Righteousness becomes your foundation
Note that the Ancient Hebrew people saw everything as part of an on-going flow of revelation from the CREATOR to HIS People. By paying attention to that revelation, they were enable to prosper incredibly in every season!
SHEVAT is the 11 month of the year when counting from Nissan/Nisan/Abib as per Exodus 12:1-2 and the 4th month when counting from Tishri/Tishrei as per Genesis 1.
On the Gregorian calendar, the Hebrew month of SHEVAT usually begins in January and spills over into February.
To the Jews/Israelites, every month is of Holy Prophetic Significance, a NEW HOLY PROPHETIC SEASON. It was therefore important to see what YAHUVEH ELOHIM Almighty has to say about it.
SHEVAT is the Hebrew month associated with the Hebrew letter:
The Hebrew word “TZADIK / TZADIQ” comes from this Hebrew letter “Tsade”. This word means “RIGHTEOUSNESS / THE RIGHTEOUS ONE”
In Shevat, righteousness becomes your foundation. Check your foundation to ensure that there are no cracks in it!
The main reason as to why the issue of foundations is mentioned here is because this the month of trees and fruitfulness!!!
This is the month to develop the plan for sustaining generations. How will your OLIVE TREE blossom? Where is the legacy developing?
Psalm 1 Names of God Bible (NOG)
1 Blessed is the person who does not
follow the advice of wicked people,
take the path of sinners,
or join the company of mockers.
2 Rather, he delights in the teachings of Yahweh
and reflects on his teachings day and night.
3 He is like a tree planted beside streams—
a tree that produces fruit in season
and whose leaves do not wither.
He succeeds in everything he does.[a]
4 Wicked people are not like that.
Instead, they are like husks that the wind blows away.
5 That is why wicked people will not be able to stand in the judgment
and sinners will not be able to stand where righteous people gather.
6 Yahweh knows the way of righteous people,
but the way of wicked people will end.
Note that the Righteous man is likened to a tree… This tree does things according to YAH’S/ELOHIM’S timing (not his or her own timing! The tree’s foundation is also very good.
Psalm 11:3 King James Version (KJV)
3 If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?
If you desire verse 3 to be fulfilled in your life (and not verse 4 of Psalm 1), then YAH’S/ELOHIM’S TORAH (which is also YAHUSHUA the MASHIACH/MESSIAH) has to be your best friend!!! See Joshua 1:8.
Shevat is the month of the River! This is the month to awaken to the WATER OF LIFE! This is the month of the River of Healing of YAH/ELOHIM to flow!
PRAYER: May you be healed in every area of your life both physically and spiritually this month in YAHUSHUA’S name!
As the River rises, you can cross over and flourish! Be on the look out regarding those who are bringing water to you this month. Ask yourself and enquire spiritually who is bringing water to you.
Shevat is also the month of pleasure; that is to say happiness and eating what is delicious.
Holy Biblical Scriptures that come to mind in relation to this month’s theme are as follows:
Yahweh Elohim made all the trees grow out of the ground. These trees were nice to look at, and their fruit was good to eat. The tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil grew in the middle of the garden.
Then he said to the man, “You listened to your wife and ate fruit from the tree, although I commanded you, ‘You must never eat its fruit.’ The ground is cursed because of you. Through hard work you will eat food that comes from it every day of your life. Then Yahweh Elohim said, “The man has become like one of us, since he knows good and evil. He must not reach out and take the fruit from the treeoflife and eat. Then he would live forever.”
After he sent the man out, Elohim placed angels and a flaming sword that turned in all directions east of the Garden of Eden. He placed them there to guard the way to the tree of life.
Suppose two people go into the woods to cut wood. As one of them swings the ax to cut down a tree, the head flies of f the handle, hits, and kills the other person. The one who accidentally killed the other person may run to one of these cities and save his life.
Wisdom is a tree of life for those who take firm hold of it. Those who cling to it are blessed.
The fruit of a righteous person is a tree of life, and a winner of souls is wise.
Delayed hope makes one sick at heart, but a fulfilled longing is a tree of life.
A soothing tongue is a tree of life, but a deceitful tongue breaks the spirit.
“Let the person who has ears listen to what the Spirit says to the churches. I will give the privilege of eating from the tree of life, which stands in the paradise of God, to everyone who wins the victory.
Between the street of the city and the river there was a tree of life visible from both sides. It produced 12 kinds of fruit. Each month had its own fruit. The leaves of the tree will heal the nations.
“Blessed are those who wash their robes so that they may have the right to the tree of life and may go through the gates into the city.
If anyone takes away any words from this book of prophecy, God will take away his portion of the tree of life and the holy city that are described in this book.