By Guest Blogger: Larry Arey
Tammuz is the 4th month in the Holy calendar. This month starts the three summer months and is tied to the tribe of Reuben, who was the first son of Jacob and Leah. The tribe of Reuben were setup on the south side of the tabernacle when they made camp. Chet is the Hebrew letter associated with this month and it means “light radiating from your eyes”
In this month Moses sent out the 12 spies into the promised land and the golden calf was made, also both temples were destroyed this month. Israel has a commemoration starting on the 17th of Tammuz that last for 3 weeks for the destruction of the temples.
In our year 2018 the 1st of Tammuz is the 14th of June. With this being the beginning of the summer months, this is a time that your seed is already in the ground and this is a time of watering, weeding, and waiting. Be careful to not let Satan come and steal your harvest before it has time to put down good roots and grow. This is a good month to study the parable of the sower. (Matt 13:1-23, Mark 4:1-20, Luke 8:4-15.)
While Moses was on the mountain the Israelites got impatient and turned their hearts back towards Egypt and what they knew, and had an idol built. So we see Satan coming to steal the Word before it is even delivered. Tammuz is not a harvest month but one where your harvest could be lost.