Thursday, the evening of April 27th, Iyar began and ends right before dusk on May 26th. In my previous post entitled, Hebrew Month: Nisan 5777, I told you all about why I wanted to begin to do posts about the Hebraic calendar, you can refer to that post here if you want more info. There’s one thing that I didn’t cover in that post and it was… that I’m not Jewish. I am Christian but I do believe that I worship a Jewish man named Yeshua (which translates to Jesus). I don’t believe in replacement theology (Jeremiah 31). I do believe in the One New Man (Ephesians 2) and I also believe that the first church began with Jewish people. (Glad we got that out of the way 🙂 )
I thought what better way to learn about my Lord and Savior than to study His background. After all, if you want wealth, you study wealth or study wealthy people. If you want to know about photography, again you study photography or photographers and so on. I thought the same should be true for this. I don’t want to blindly agree with religion because everyone else agrees. I wanted to find out what I was agreeing to and I couldn’t in my right mind say that I believe without having the foundational truths, right?
So, I aligned myself with people who were also on the same journey, *Jubilee Worship Center. Apostle Betty Bigesby didn’t understand why Christians by in large weren’t having results that the Bible says we can have. She advised us to stop reading it as a novel and began a series where we went through the Bible together starting at Genesis so that we could apply the principles literally but when we got to God’s Feasts, she realized she needed help. In walked my future mentor, Deborah Henderson. Mrs. Debbie studied under a Rabbi and was living the lifestyle of the One New Man in a Messianic Synagogue. This was about 5 or 6 years ago. I’ve learned so much since then but one of the most important was that our times had changed.
In 321, he (Constantine) legislated that the venerable day of the sun should be a day of rest for all citizens. In the year 323, he issued a decree banning Christians from participating in state sacrifices Furthermore, Constantine’s coinage continued to carry the symbols of the sun…More significantly, in 325 he summoned the Council of Nicaea, effectively the first Ecumenical Council (unless the Council of Jerusalem is so classified), most known for its dealing with Arianism and for instituting the Nicene Creed. Constantine enforced the prohibition of the First Council of Nicaea against celebrating the Lord’s Supper on the day before the Jewish Passover (14 Nisan) (see Quartodecimanism and Easter controversy). This marked a definite break of Christianity from the Judaic tradition. From then on the Roman Julian Calendar, (Gregorian) a solar calendar, was given precedence over the lunisolar Hebrew Calendar among the Christian churches of the Roman Empire.
-Wikipedia: Constantine The Great
Constantine, “a supposed to be Christian,” initially seemed like a friend to the Christians, who were being harshly persecuted and martyred at the time, by ending persecutions but later tore the church from its Hebraic roots causing the church to go into the Dark Ages. Realizing that not only the first church but Yeshua himself followed this calendar, Apostle Betty saw its importance and have been studying it ever since. If you are interested in learning more, I highly recommend Robert D. Heidler’s book, Messianic Church Arising.
My previous post discussed Nisan, the first month of the Sacred calendar and why I’m choosing to start with Nisan. Here are 2 reasons:
- It’s present-Last month I spoke about Nisan when it was actually Nisan and will continue to teach about that month in that specific month.
- Exodus 12:1-3 (Now the LORD said to Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, “This month shall be the beginning of months for you; it is to be the first month of the year to you. “Speak to all the congregation of Israel, saying, ‘On the tenth of this month they are each one to take a lamb for themselves, according to their fathers’ households, a lamb for each household.…
Some other tidbits you should know:
The tabernacle of Moses was in the midst of the Tribes of Israel. There were 12 tribes in all. Therefore, there were 3 on each side and the pairing was significant. As someone who wanted to approach God, you had to enter the tabernacle one way through the only entrance which was the gate on the East. The tribes on the East are (Judah (Nisan), Issachar (Iyar) and Zebulun (Sivan) )
Now that that’s out of the way, let’s move on to the significance of Iyar.
- Month of Natural Healing and Understand Secrets
- Body Part-Right Kidney (cleansing)
- Tribe-Issachar means reward or wages. As a tribe they knew the times and seasons and what Israel ought to do (1 Chronicles 12:32)
- Letter/Number-Vav (#6: number of man) Vav is a picture of a peg and means to connect
- Stone-Lapis (stimulates wisdom and good judgment)
- Constellation-Taurus (the bull)
- Exodus 15:26 “He said, “If you listen carefully to the Lord your God and do what is right in his eyes, if you pay attention to his commands and keep all his decrees, I will not bring on you any of the diseases I brought on the Egyptians, for I am the Lord, who heals you.”
- There’s no feast days in this month
- Iyar ranges from April to May
- Jacob prophesied that Issachar is a strong donkey bearing much, lying down between 2 burdens
So why would this be significant to you? When it’s April or May it’s just April or May during those times on the Gregorian calendar (The calendar we follow is a solar one charting from January-December, Monday-Sunday). There’s no significance unless you’re graduating, or it’s your birthday, married or some other important event happened but the Hebraic calendar is based off of the lunar (moon) cycle and is a roadmap given by God to His people so they would know what to ask for, look out for and/or be synced with.
During this time, it’s clear by the information that was given that God wants us to receive wisdom; we do this by asking for it (James 1:5). This is accessible because the Vav links or connects so as you ask for wisdom there is a special anointing released to connect it to us such as, by strategies. Ideally, you should pay attention to cleansing your diet for healing or even cleansing burdens. Although we may be strong as donkeys and bulls (equipped as beast of burden) God wants you to rest in Him for your reward. Also don’t forget about last month’s praise. Use praise to connect you to the strategy which will unlock understanding for healing and by using wisdom you will be rewarded.
I pray this was helpful to you and someway bares witness.
*Jubilee is located at: 496 Friendship Road Friendship, MD 20758
*Art Work by James Nesbit