The Hebrew Month of ELUL
Characteristic of ELUL
SUMMARY: The Month of Elul
Elul:29 days - August/September
Alphabet: YUD - "Appointed mercy from the hand of God"
Elul is the month that "the King is in the field," approach Him and allow His countenance to shine on you. The month to fix what has been broken. The month to find your place in the company of the Lord. The month to run into the tower of might. The "mother" month - the month of nurturing. Faith requires action. This is a month of spiritual service, organization, and management.
The Hebrew month of Elul is the sixth of the twelve months of the Jewish calendar. Elul is called "the month of repentance," "the month of mercy," and "the month of forgiveness." This is the month that "the King is in the field."
Elul is the month of Gad. This is a good transitional month, being the last month of the old year, which precedes the "fall feasts." The days from the Feast of Trumpets to the Feast of Tabernacles are the holiest days in the biblical calendar. These are times to prepare ourselves to come into God's presence and glory. But before the feasts start, we have Elul.
Elul is the month of Gad, which menas "good fortune." There should be an expectation of good fortune throughout the month. Rewards will begin to manifest according to what you have done. The month of Elul is associated with the Hebrew letter YOD, which means that "God has appointed mercy from His hand."
This month is a time to run into the tower of might. There is a strength greater than yours that can encompass you, which is almost like a rest. Elul is the "point" month. We need to understand how something starts so we can get to the end of it. If we don't know how we got to where we are, we won't know how to move on to the next place. Ths is the month to be sure your emotions and actions are submitted to the Lord.