The tribe of Ephraim/Month of Tishrei 5778


Tishrei: 30 days - October
Alphabet: LAMED — which signifies the aspiration to return to your absolute source — “Teshuvah”
Tribe: Ephraim — “be fruitful and multiply”
Characteristics: The 7th month and all sevens are important: “completion, fullness.” The month of the “Fall Feasts” – Returning to God and experiencing His Glory. The month to “touch” – Mt. 9 — Remember the woman who pressed through to touch Him. The month linked with awakening and removing that which would keep you from returning.
Constellation: Libra (the scales) — where the deeds of man are weighed and judgement is released.
Color/Stone: Black/Black Onyx or Agate
The month Tishrei begins the autumn season. The three autumn months—Tishrei, Cheshvan, Kislev—correspond to the three tribes of the camp of Ephraim—Ephraim, Manasseh, Benjamin—which were situated to the west of the Tabernacle.

In the Bible, Tishrei is “the month of the strong” or “the month of the ancients.” With respect to the reckoning of years, Tishrei is the first month of the year. In the reckoning of the months, Tishrei is the seventh month, the month of completion and perfection.

Tishrei is the month of “fall feasts,” when we are to return to God and experience His glory.

Tishrei is associated with the constellation Libra (the scales) which pictures the deeds of man weighed and judgement released. This is a month to concentrate more on the justice system than you do in other months.

The month of Tishrei is the month of Ephraim, the second son of Joseph. Ephraim went before the firstborn Manasseh, sort of like Jacob and Esau. This is the month to be fruitful and multiply.

As the seventh month, Tishrei is the month of the Head of the Year, Rosh Hashanah. All 7’s are dear to the Lord and are dedicated to the Lord, so this month is the dearest month.

Tishrei is the month of reflected light, which is different than what we see in April when we have the light of the sun. This is the light of the moon, which changes our environment, the way we process time, the way we work, the way crops grow, and the way we harvest.

Tishrei is associated with the Hebrew letter, LAMED—which signifies the aspiration to return to your absolute source. During this month, decree that the things that have been scattered will be returned to you.

This month is linked with arousal and awakening, as well as with bitterness, which keeps you from returning to the Lord. A lot of people don’t process bitterness right. During the first month at Passover, you ear bitter herbs to be reminded of the bitterness of the past so you can move on through to the future. At the Head of the Year, you want to be sure you are cleansed of all bitterness.

This is the month of Leviathan, which signifies the aspiration to return to your absolute source. At the Head of the Year you need to ask the Lord how you are to get to the place where you are sure you are flowing in what He is doing.