Av—The Fifth Month of the Hebrew Year 5780 (July 22 – August 20, 2020)
The Lord, the Lion of Judah, is roaring for us (Joel 3:16) We must also “roar” in faith. Our roaring/praise becomes a covering of the Lord, and God begins to unlock things for us. Let this be a month of joyful, powerful praise. When He roars, it’s because He wants His voice to be heard. Things will shake. He will be our stronghold.
Av is assigned to the Tribe of Simeon, which means “to hear; to be concerned.” We want to be concerned that we are able to continue moving ahead. Simeon messed up, just like Reuben (the previous month) who was unstable. Pray, “Lord, I am not unstable; neither will I mess up like Simeon—who chose revenge/unforgiveness, as well as going at it alone. I ask for spiritual discipline to not agree with demons about myself. Rather, I choose to believe You, Lord, and what You say about me. I want Your patterns to be rooted in me. This month in particular, weed out the tendency to ‘do it by myself’ instead of walking with You and the people You’ve provided.”
It's the month that you decide on what you have heard. You need to make a decision. “Will I just hear what God has told me, or will I actually do it?” Be sure to meditate on what God is telling you so that it is integrated in you (1 Tim. 4:14) 
Av is called the “low-point month.” Historically, bad things have happened to Israel on the 9th of Av. A few examples follow. First, Av 8 (July 29) is when the ten spies gave a negative report, and Av 9 is when the people cried out and decided not to enter the Promised Land. Second, the first temple was destroyed by the Babylonians on Av 9 in 423 B.C. Third, the Romans destroyed the second temple on Av 9 in 69 A.D. Fourth, the Jews were ordered out of England on this date in 1290. Fifth, the Jews were expelled from Spain in 1492 on this same day.
The point isn’t to be fearful about this date (because Paul told us not to regard one day above another [Col. 2:16]) , but that we should take it as a reminder to be on guard as watchmen on the wall (Isa. 62:6)  Peter told us, “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour” (1 Pet. 5:8).
It's the month of the Hebrew letter tet [ט], which resembles a womb. Certain good things will be birthed. Tet has a numerical value of "nine" and represents goodness. We are also in the season of "Dire Straights" and during this season we can feel "squeezed" on both sides just as a baby in the birth canal is squeezed during contractions. It is a time of great pain, emotionally and physically but be encouraged, joy comes in the morning because God is birthing something new in us. Be encouraged and strengthened by His Word.
Av is the month where God destroys so that He can reconstruct. Ask the Lord to destroy the old foundations and structures that are hindering you and the moves of God from advancing. It's a time to finish things that God has called us to FINISH, and to finish well. There is a finishing anointing on us now to empower us to move into the things God wants to START new in us.
The month where the earth begins to contract. Watch for earthquakes. The secret of the pregnancy begins to move into the earth realm. When you hear of earthquakes, know that God is getting ready to birth something.
This month Holy Spirit will convict us that there is an iniquity to be confessed. However, we do not need to not let it continue. You must decide to change for the better, or you will gradually get worse. Pray, “Lord, show me my iniquities so that they can be uprooted.” Declare, “Lord, I am changing for the better. Thank you that by the Holy Spirit I can change."
It's the month where the kingdom advances through partnership. Be very aware of your partnerships. Watch them. This is more than just connections. Be supportive of the partnerships God has given you.
Av is the month of predestined connections. This means that God has connections preordained for you that will manifest and will really help you to move ahead. As we align ourselves with those whom God brings, then we will also be in alignment with the angels, and our way will be easier.