I grew up with a lot of Jewish traditions stuck in me as a teenager. I used to attend a synagogue near my home, called ‘Rodef Shalom’ or in English, the ‘Pursuer of Peace’!

Little did I know that later in life I would pursue Jesus Himself, who became my Prince of Peace in 1973, when I was Born Again.

So today, April 13, 2021, we enter the Hebrew month of Iyyar. The second month of the Hebrew year.

The month of Iyyar links Passover to Shavuot, and so brings us from birth to betrothal as it were. Shavuot is nothing but ‘weeks’. But remember the counting of the ‘Omer’? The Omer or ‘sheaf’ was a harvest offering brought to the Temple on the second day of Passover (Lev 23:9-14).

There is then a further command in the Torah, that from the day when the Omer was brought, seven weeks were to be counted, and on the 50th day a festival was to be celebrated (Lev 23: 15-21). This festival was later called Shavuot, ‘The Feast of Weeks’ because it falls on the day after the seven weeks (Seven Sabbaths), have been counted. Sounds familiar?

Lev 23:15,16

15 And ye shall count unto you from the morrow after the sabbath, from the day that ye brought the sheaf of the wave offering; seven sabbaths shall be complete:

16 Even unto the morrow after the seventh sabbath shall ye number fifty days; and ye shall offer a new meat offering unto the LORD.

So, from Passover, the Shavout, or the weeks counted would be 49 weeks. Or to put it clearly 50 days.

What happened 50 days after Passover? The greatest event in not only Jewish history but also in the foundations of the Church of Jesus. Namely the giving of the Ten Commandments to the Israelites through Moses on Mount Sinai.

But today we have entered the month of Iyyar.

Every Hebrew month has a unique sense attributed to that month and corresponds to a different part of our lives here on earth.

The special sense of this month is ‘hirhur’ — thinking, ruminating, repenting and returning. It is a term that refers more to the thoughts of the heart than to the thoughts of the head.

History tells us that shortly after the Exodus, the hungry and thirsty Israelites reached a well of bitter water. Moses cast a tree into the water, and it miraculously became sweet. God then promised that if Israel followed His ways, He would be their Healer.

Ex 15:26

And said, If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the LORD thy God, and wilt do that which is right in his sight, and wilt give ear to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am the LORD that healeth thee.

The Hebrew Bible says this so clearly…listen in:

“the diseases I have placed on Egypt I will not place upon you, for I am God your Healer (אני י‑י רפאך).”

The acronym for this last phrase spells out the name of the month of Iyyar (אייר), thus indicating that Iyyar is a promising time for healing.

And again, God repeats Himself…

Deut 7:14,15

14 Thou shalt be blessed above all people: there shall not be male or female barren among you, or among your cattle.

15 And the LORD will take away from thee all sickness, and will put none of the evil diseases of Egypt, which thou knowest, upon thee; but will lay them upon all them that hate thee.

March/mid-April is called Iyyar, the barley harvest. This was a month of flowers, and it was the greenest and considered the most beautiful of all the months. During this month the harvesting begins in the Jordan valley and on the coastal plain. The fruit trees are in full blossom.

I prophesy, a time of healing for you. A great month of abundance and fulness. A month where God will not only take away your sicknesses but will keep you and your family protected at all times. For as in the natural so in the spiritual!

Keep your heart with all diligence and your mind stayed on God and His Glorious Word.