The Month of Iyar
First Fruits Recap of the Month of Iyar – 5781
(Key points are underlined and written in bold print to be used as prayer points or declarations.)
Iyar is the second month on the Hebrew calendar. It is a month of transition. It connects the first month of Nissan, when the Jews left Egypt, to the third month of Sivan, when they arrived in Sinai and Torah was given. This was a time when the Jews transitioned into a new level in their relationship with God as He began to reveal His covenant secrets to them. Transition can be a difficult and scary time, but we do not need to fear. The Lord is near, and He will order our steps throughout the month.
It was during this month of Iyar that God showed His people His covenant secrets hidden in His many names. As the Israelites encountered difficult situations in the wilderness, God revealed Himself as Jehovah Rapha (I Am the Lord who heals), as Jehovah Jireh (the Lord who sees and provides), and as Jehovah Nissi (the Lord, my Banner of Victory.) When we know who God is and realize how much He loves us, we will learn the secret of running into His Name. To learn God’s covenant secrets, we need to seek Him. Press into God this month, meet with Him in the secret place, and ask Him to reveal His secrets to you so you can walk in a new level of revelation, blessing, and faith. (Daniel 2:21-22, Deuteronomy 29:29, Matthew 13:11, James 1:5.) As you face difficulties and adversity in your own life, take time to meditate upon these names of God and declare that you will see Him manifest as your Healer, your Provider, and your Banner of Victory.
This month is also known as a month of natural healing, which is different than miracles. Iyar is an acronym for “I AM God your Healer.” God wants to permeate our body with natural healing as He reveals Himself as Jehovah Rapha this month. The Hebrew word, “rapha,” means to completely make whole, to thoroughly mend and repair. Be careful of murmuring and complaining as Israel did, for this can open the door to sickness.
This month is associated with the letter VAV, which represents a connecting pin. If we move right this month, the rest of the year will connect properly. The VAV links the month of redemption (Nissan) with the month of giving (Sivan). Your prosperity is linked with how you react in this month.
This month is associated with the tribe of Issachar. They were a tribe that understood the times, knowing what Israel should do, and they understood the secrets of God. They are the connecting tribe between Judah and Zebulun. We need to know how we are to connect this month so we can determine our course for the year. We must respond within certain time frames, so we can advance into the next season. Our prosperity is linked with how we react in this month.
The constellation this month is Taurus, the bull. To the Jews, the bull is a symbol of strength. An ox is a strong animal that carries heavy burdens. The Lord is our strong Ox, our burden-bearer, and we need to cast our cares upon Him (Psalms 84:7) so we can move easier through this transitional month. As we rely upon the Lord, we will move from strength to strength. Ask the Lord where you can improve in your faith and trust in Him, so your strength can manifest and increase.
This month is associated with our conscience which has to do with our thought processes and our emotions. If our emotions are not right, negative feelings will permeate our thought processes. God wants to cleanse our conscience during this month. Cleansing comes by the alignment of the window of heaven with the window of our conscience. Pay attention to any issues that the Holy Spirit puts His finger upon in your soul – your mind, will, and emotions. Do not allow a hindrance to form which would keep you out of alignment and block the Holy Spirit from blowing His revelation into you! God wants us to be in alignment for the rest of the year.
Iyar is the month to receive spiritual advice. Make sure you are listening to true prophetic voices you can trust. The enemy will try to bring in a counterfeit and corrupt us as watchman. This is a month we need to advance during the watch. Ask God for a watching eye that looks inward and outward, for understanding of the times and seasons like the Tribe of Issachar, and for the secrets of God to be revealed to you as you get fresh revelation in the secret place with Him.
All information in this Firstfruits Recap for the month of Iyar, whether a direct quote or paraphrase, has been taken from the book, “A Time to Advance,” by Chuck D. Pierce and “His Appointed Times,” by Christine Vales.