I get so excited about entering into a new Hebrew month. Studying the Hebrew months helps us receive prophetic understanding on how the Lord orders our steps throughout the year. Each month has a unique purpose and is designed by God to release a blessing in your life. Genesis 24:1 says that Abraham was blessed “in all things”.. that means he was blessed in EVERY AREA of his life. Galatians 3:13-14 says that Jesus redeemed us from the curse of the law and blessed us with the same blessing he promised to Abraham…. God wants your blessing to be as full and complete (in all things) as Abraham’s was. We walk in this blessing by having a Hebrew mindset. When you learn to think like God, you begin to prosper and walk in the blessing. In April 2014, I began thinking about what the months of the year on our calendar mean to me. No coincidence since April is a month associated with the tribe of Issachar, who was the tribe anointed to understand times and seasons as well as what to do in those times. The months to me reflect my life… birthdays, anniversaries, deaths, losses, and of course since we farm, our harvest seasons… some of these things good, and some sad. This gregorian calendar connects you to the earth realm. It is great for tracking our life events but to know God’s schedule of events it’s good to understand His calendar…. the Hebrew calendar. His calendar is full of hope and causes us to reach for those higher things.. causes us to be God focused… Kingdom minded. Some months on the Jewish calendar are designated as sad months, not full of hope at all! But as you study them further, you begin to see God’s original plan for them and prophetically begin calling forth His redemptive plans for each month. Adar though is one of those REALLY good months… in fact so good, that the Jews designated it as the only double month on Leap Years (or pregnant years as it’s called in Hebrew)… on those years (which is this year) we get Adar I and Adar II.
Adar I begins today Feb 10th and goes through March 10th. And then we begin Adar II on March 11th – April 8th. The name Adar means “exalted“, “praised“, “power“, and “strength” According to the rabbis, when Adar enters, joy and happiness enter with it. It is the final month of winter and also the final month of the year (on the Hebrew feast calendar)… an end to a season. It is a month of celebration as we celebrate Purim (March 23rd this year). It’s a month of divine reversals, of curses overturned. This is a time for evil decrees set against you to be broken.
Naphtali is the tribe associated with this month. The prophecies spoken over Naphtali are in Gen 49:21 “Naphtali is a free running doe, he speaks delightful words” and Deut 33:23 “Naphtali is abounding with the favor of the LORD and is full of his blessing;”.
This month let us choose to walk in joy and happiness.. in celebration … experiencing His divine turnarounds in our lives. Let us walk in freedom speaking “delightful words”… His words.. thereby enjoying the fullness of His abundant favor and full blessing.