MONTH OF IYAR
TRIBE OF ISSACHAR


Welcome to Iyar 5782!
 
The month of Iyar is the second month of the Hebrew calendar and is associated with the Hebrew letter “Vav” which means “connecting or linking.” It's a picture of a connecting-pin or nail. The first time we see the letter Vav is in the very first verse of the Bible. "In the beginning God “created” (vav - connected) the heavens and the earth."
 
We also see that Jesus when He was “nailed” to the cross, He re-connected, restored heaven and earth and established a connection for us to go directly to the Father! 
 
This is a time when the Lord wants to establish new things both in and around us. We see this throughout history: in 1 Kings we see the construction of Solomon's Temple established, in 1948 the state of Israel was re-established as a nation, and in 1967 Israel obtained Jerusalem all during the month of Iyar!
 
Ask the Lord HOW He wants to establish you in this season. Evaluate your connections and ask the Lord how/ with whom you are to connect? Make sure that you are properly aligned and fully connected to Him. 
 
To really understand Iyar, we need to look at what happened to Israel as they were coming out of Egypt. It was a time of transition from Egypt to Mount Sinai. And it was on this journey that God began to reveal His Covenant Secrets to them. We read in Ex 15 that when they came to the bitter waters of Mara they learned that God heals - so they called Him Yahweh Rapha. 
 
The Lord instructed them to throw a branch into the water, when they did, the waters were healed and they were able to drink it. For us we know that Jesus us our Branch, and He makes those bitter places sweet!
 
God is highlighting that aspect of Himself. Healer of your body, Healer of your soul, emotions, and your mind! Iyar is actually an acronym that spells out the phrase
"I Am the Lord your Healer!"
 
They got to know Him as the “God who Sees and Provides.” He provided food, water, a cloud to shield them from the sun during the day, and a fire to warm them by night. So they called Him - Jehovah Jireh. Take time this month to thank God for how He continues to provide for you!!
 
When the Israelites came to battle with the Amalekites, they learned a new dimension of Him as Jehovah Nissi - the Lord is my Banner of Victory! 
 
Who do you know Him as?
 
 
The word “wilderness” comes from the Hebrew word “Midbar." It means wilderness, but it also can mean: to speak, to lead, or counsel. So this month is a time where the Lord is not only revealing His Covenant secrets, but also wanting to speak with us, and giving us counsel on how to move forward!
 
We see this mirrored in the New Testament. It was in the month of Iyar, the month between the resurrection and the ascension where Jesus equipped His disciples for the task ahead! 
 
This was the month where the Disciples transitioned into Apostles!
 
How is the Lord transitioning you in this season? Press in for fresh revelation, ask Him to illuminate His Names to you in a new way.
 
This was the month that the manna fell in the wilderness! So be sure to press in for fresh manna and strategies as you move forward!
 
Dan. 2:22 tells us "He reveals deep and secret things..” and Jer. 33:3 promises “Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know”
 
This month is also associated with the tribe of Issachar who are known for their anointing to know the times, and to understand secrets. But Issachar was a tribe known for their knowledge of the law and for being scholars of the Torah. It’s no wonder they were so anointed to discern the times and what to do!
 
Prov. 6 gives us some insight about meditating on the law (Torah): “When you roam, they will lead you. When you sleep, they will keep you. When you awake, they will speak with you. For the commandment is a lamp, and the law a light..”
 
Surround yourself with plenty of light this month, and watch as paths that you haven’t seen before begin to open up before you!
 
Iyar is linked with our emotions and soul. Psalm 16:7 says: “I will bless the Lord, who has given me counsel. Yes, my heart instructs me in the night seasons” - That word heart is originally translated “kidneys” - so this is a good time to cleanse your emotions, soul and even your physical kidneys.
 
Speak to your soul and command it to incline and align with the Word of God!
 
We are also in the middle of “Counting the Omer” this month. (The 49 days between Passover and Pentecost) You might want to keep a countdown calendar so you and your family can count together the days left until Pentecost. Like a countdown to a big event, let the excitement build and the expectation arise!!
 
Because our God is a Good God and He LOVES to give Good gifts! 
 
Remember that we are in a PEY season so your words carry extra weight! Be sure to speak those things that the Lord is highlighting during Iyar, and ask the Lord for the Issachar anointing to not just know the times and season.. But what to do in them as well!
 
Some other Pey words for this season are Increase & visit and visitation - EXPECT the King to visit you in this season and for that visitation to bring increase! Pey is also the 17th letter in the Hebrew alphabet and 17 = Overcoming Victory, so EXPECT an Overcoming Outcome this year!!
 
And as you are watchful of world events remember that we are not just bodies of flesh and blood, but we are speaking spirits. So speak what God is revealing to your spirit, rather than what your physical eyes are seeing! Ask the Lord to fill your mouth with His Words, and decree His Decrees!


All information in this Firstfruits Recap on the month of ADAR, whether a direct quote or paraphrase, has been taken from the book, “A Time to Advance, Chuck Pierce and King of Kings

we are now celebrating the hebraic

know the times and the seasons