“In the sixth month, God sent the angel Gabriel to a town in Galilee called Nazareth.” Luke 1:26
The month of June is the 6th month of the year. It is not just at the center of the calendar year, but also at the heart of God’s creation. It is said that the number 6 is the number of man and represents human weakness.
This is because God created man on the 6th day; the one creation of God, created after His image and likeness and which He considered to be VERY GOOD (Genesis 1:31), showed weakness and failed the test of obedience (Genesis 3:6). However, as recorded in the Holy Scriptures, divinity has often responded to humanity significantly in the 6th month; the month that reminds man of his place and weakness.
Haggai 1:1 records that the Word of the Lord came to Zerubbabel in the 6th month. Receiving a Word from God brings us instruction, conviction, correction, direction and certainty. Also, Angel Gabriel announces to Mary that she has found favour before the Lord in the 6th month, according to Luke 1:26. The favour of God will open doors for us and usher us into dimensions of untold grace and glory.
Again, Ezekiel 8:1 recounts how the hand of the Lord fell upon Ezekiel in the 6th month. The victorious righteous hand of God is not only our defense but also sets us apart and anoints us for exploits. This could be your story too if you would seek Him and catch His attention in this 6th month.
Remember, your weaknesses notwithstanding, a sure WORD from the Lord can set you on a path of FAVOUR, and the HAND of the Lord will fall on you for a transformation, in this 6th month.
Like Zerubbabel, may the Word of the Lord come to you in this 6th month. Like Mary, may you find favour before the Lord in this 6th month. Like Ezekiel, may the hand of the Lord fall on you in this 6th month. In the matchless name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
Samuel A. Coffie