We participate in a prayer meeting once a month to mark each new Hebrew Month. Jan. 21st marked the beginning of the Hebrew month of Shevat.
The word Shevat (TZADIK) symbolizes “the righteous one”. Therefore this is the month to make sure the righteous one is your foundation. This is the month to renew your connection with the only righteous One. It is a great month to fast and review Psalm 1:
1 Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. 2 But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. 3 And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper. 4 The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away. 5 Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous. 6 For the Lord knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.(KJV)
Each Hebrew month is also associated with a Hebrew tribe. This is the month of the tribe of Asher, the 8th son of Jacob. The word Asher means “HAPPY”!! Asher’s inheritance was in some of the most fertile land in Canaan. This area was also where Jesus revealed Himself as the “BREAD of LIFE”. The tribe of Asher was among the most blessed of all the sons of Israel by Moses (see Gen. 33:24-25). Anna, the prophetess mentioned in Luke 2:36, can be traced back to the tribe of Asher. This patient widow, who devoted herself to prayer in the temple day and night, was blessed to see Jesus and announce Him to others. May we patiently and joyfully go forth into our world, which is hardly filled with joy, and announce the hope we have in the BREAD of LIFE!!
More information on Hebrew months and tribes can be found in:
A Time to Advance, Understanding the Significance of the Hebrew Tribes