This is a prophetic word for July 2020 – Cross Over to the Other Side!
The Month of Tammuz
We are in the fourth month of the Jewish calendar, called Tammuz.
Historically the month of Tammuz was not a joyful month for Jewish people. For three weeks Orthodox Jews withdraw themselves from any pleasurable activity – no listening to music, no weddings, no dancing, no taking vacations. They call it “Three Weeks of Sorrow” or the “Fast of Tammuz”.
Why? Many calamities happened to the Jewish people between the 4th and the 5th month.
In the month of Tammuz Moses came down from Sinai with tablets upon which were written Ten Commandments. When he saw the Jews worshiping the golden calf, he cast the two tablets out of his hands, and broke them. In the month of Tammuz, the first temple was destroyed by Babylonians. In the month of Tammuz, another temple was destroyed by the Romans under Titus. In the month of Tammuz King Manasseh, who was one of the worst kings of the kingdom of Judah, had an idol placed in the Holy Sanctuary of the Temple.
As you study Israel’s history, there are a lot of tragic, sorrowful events that have happened in the month of Tammuz.
What about you? Are events or situations around you make you feel sad? Are your past mistakes, decisions making you feel guilty? Do you feel you are going through weeks of sorrow?
The Lord has promised in Psalm 30:11 that God will turn your mourning into joyful dancing. He will take away your clothes of mourning and clothe you with joy.” (NLT)
The enemy will always point at your mistakes, what you did wrong. The way to move forward and breakthrough sorrow is worship.
Who do You Worship?
In the month of Tammuz, we need to be careful who or what we worship. Jewish people instead of worshipping God and trusting Him for their deliverance and breakthrough chose to worship their own ideas which led them to sorrow and grief.
God wants You to Be His Spokesman
The Lord says “if you separate the precious from the vile [cleansing your own heart from unworthy and unwarranted suspicions concerning God’s faithfulness], you shall be My mouthpiece.” – Jeremiah 15:19 AMP. In another version it says, “If you speak good words rather than worthless ones…” (NLT)
Do you want to be God’s spokesman? Do you want to be a person of influence? If yes, then watch what you say. Confess the right words into your life. Cleanse your heart from all unworthy suspicions concerning God’s faithfulness. You see a breakthrough or not, God is still faithful and He will remain faithful. Unwarranted suspicions can bring you to worshipping your own ideas about yourself or your life. But instead, agree with God’s call upon your life and believe that He is faithful to fulfil His promises.
Especially now, with all this negative news we must be careful what we say. There are so many worthless complaints, words spoken through the media. We can easily absorb negativity. When you speak evil reports about yourself, it will create a negative atmosphere around your life. You do not want Tammuz to repeat in your life over and over again, do you?
Hebrew Letter “Chet”
The Hebrew letter associated with the month of Tammuz is “Chet”. The numerical value of “Chet” is 8.
God has been talking to me about this letter since the beginning of January 2020. I came to Him with the question probably many of you had asked Him too, “Why can’t we, the church, still not do the works You had been doing, Lord. You said we would do even greater things. What are we missing? What are those stumbling blocks which prevent us from doing greater things? Those who came to You were healed. Why don’t we have the same results as You had or Your disciples had?”
The same night, the Lord gave me a vision. In that vision, there was number 18: number 8 represents the letter “Chet” and number 10 represents the letter “Yud”. Chet and Yud make the word Chai . It means: alive, life. We are also in the Hebrew Year 5780. It also contains number 8 or the letter “Chet”.
Are You Limiting Yourself?
Number 8 talks about one step above the natural order, higher than nature and its limitations. What the Lord was saying through that vision was that we are still limiting ourselves. It is not that we are incapable of doing greater things. We are more than capable, but in our mindsets, we still have worthless suspicions concerning God’s faithfulness and concerning His plans for us.
Yes, you know that God loves you. But when the trials come, do you still believe that He is going to finish what He has started in your life, finish what He has promised to you? Do you believe that no storm will be able to stop God’s plan for your life? Do you trust the Lord that when you lay your hands on the sick they shall recover?
The word “Life” in Hebrew is “Chayim” חַיִּים. It is plural. In the middle of this word, there are two “Yuds”. We only come to life when we are in union with Christ. Jesus was in union with the Father. He did only what He saw His Father was doing. The letter “Yud” looks like an arm . It means work, action, worship.
The Lord wants you to be His spokesman, His representative. He wants you and Him to work together. In order to see things moving in your life, you need to take action. In Daniel 11:32 it says, “but the people who know their God shall stand firm and take action.” Jesus and you are companions. When you take action, He will take action. Follow the example of Jesus – Jesus took actions!
Fear is the Enemy
The pictograph of the letter “Chet” looks like a ladder. It indicates that we are able to go above and beyond limitations, breaking through nature. Through that vision, God gave me at the beginning of this year, He said we have the ability to rise and go beyond nature.
The Lord is telling us that nothing can limit us unless we limit ourselves. The worst enemy of human beings is fear.
Here are a few quotes about fear:
Fear of self is the greatest of all terrors, the deepest of all dread, the commonest of all mistakes. From it grows failure. Because of it, life is a mockery. Out of it comes despair.” — David Seasbury
“Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.” — Dale Carnegie
“The eagle has no fear of adversity. We need to be like the eagle and have a fearless spirit of a conqueror!” — Joyce Meyer
“God did not give us a spirit of fear and timidity, but He has given us a spirit of power and of love and of calm and well balanced mind and discipline and self-control.” – Apostle Paul (2 Timothy 1:7 AMPC)
Cross Over to the Other Side!
Number 7 is eternal, infinite. Number 8 is beyond any normal, beyond the natural order, beyond nature and intellect. The Lord wants you to cross over and live beyond any normal life.
The letter “Chet” is a doorway, the opening of a pathway. The letter “Chet” indicates the crossing over, action, worship, movement. We move from one space to another.
And I declare – By faith in Jesus, you cross over from death to life! By faith in Jesus, you cross over from fear to courage! By faith in Jesus, you cross over from sorrow into joyful dancing! By faith in Jesus, you cross over from poverty into financial freedom! By faith in Jesus, you cross over from old life into a New Life!
I speak Chai into your life! Cross Over and Be Alive unto God in union with Jesus! Amen.
Shalom & Blessings,