Iyar—The Second Month of the Hebrew Year 5782 May 2–May 30, 2022; Counting the Omer (Days 16–45)
Be Sure to Understand the Times—We Are Newly Anointed and Have Crossed into Harvest!
1. Counting the Omer (49 Days to Pentecost—see Leviticus 23:15–21). The Israelites were told to count for 49 days. This would bring them to the time of the wheat harvest and the Feast of Pentecost. What is so important about counting? God wanted them to change their thinking. They had been set free from slavery and now were His people. We too have been set free from sin and death by Jesus. Likewise, we’re not merely “slaves who have been set free,” but we truly need to know He is leading us with purpose. We are His ekklesia.
In the April 20th update, I wrote how the Lord made it clear to me that my seven days and nights of quarantine weren’t an accident, but were like the ordination/consecration of Aaron in Leviticus 8:33. God wanted me to note carefully the changes He had wrought for me. That is an example of why we should count the 49 days to Pentecost. The Lord wants us to know He is leading us with purpose.
2. The Issachar month. See 1 Chronicles 12:32, which states, “The sons of Issachar who had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do.” Compare this with Ephesians 5:15–17 which enjoins us to understand our times . This year’s Passover (2022) was historic. We crossed over into new anointing for great harvest. Let’s keep our minds focused on this. As we do, we trust the wind of the Holy Spirit to blow away the chaff and hindrances of old mindsets that would hinder us.
3. The month of radiance, where light increases (the days are getting longer). Just as natural light increases during the spring, see that God wants to give you more revelation about yourself and your circumstances. God wants us to shine. This is the time of Isaiah 60:1 . We are rising and shining because the light of the Lord’s glory is shining on us.
4. The month linked with natural healing. We should expect that God will heal some through natural means. Exodus 15:26 states, “I am God, your healer [Jehovah Rapha].” A good “activation” or exercise this month is to bring any long-standing illness or weakness before the Lord daily this month. Watch for healing that will have happened by the month’s end.
5. A month where you will see your snares. Why did the Israelites fall so easily into the snare of murmuring and complaining? When a crisis arose, instead of expecting a fresh miracle, they quickly fell into fear and unbelief and voiced it with murmuring. The main issue was they wouldn’t change their thinking. In a crisis, they always reverted back to a slave’s mindset and felt that God wasn’t involved. So be sure to know the truth—we are His people and have an everlasting covenant with Him. He has anointed us and we have crossed into great harvest. Be sure to think that way. Proverbs 23:7 states, “For as he thinks in his heart, so is he.”
6. The month of the Hebrew letter “vav” [ו]. This is a month that links the Month of Redemption and the Month of Giving. (If you move correctly during this month, the rest of the year connects properly.) Your prosperity is linked with this month. Definitely ask the Lord for what gift you should bring him. Remember, each of the three feasts is a time of special giving. We read, “Three times a year all your males shall appear before the Lord your God in the place which He chooses: at the Feast of Unleavened Bread, at the Feast of Weeks, and at the Feast of Tabernacles; and they shall not appear before the Lord empty-handed” (Deut. 16:16).
7. The month of the constellation of Taurus, the bull. Look and observe introspectively to find a place of improvement so that strength manifests. Don’t get discouraged and stop when you discover weaknesses. Remember the Lord has made you strong (like the bull/ox) and you can keep moving ahead. The gospel of Mark is symbolized by the ox, and it emphasizes Jesus as servant. One of the easiest ways to keep moving ahead is by continuing to serve.
8. A month to deal with your soul (mind, will, and emotions). Make sure these three things—mind, will, and emotions—are aligned with God. One way of keeping them aligned is through our speech. Be careful to use words that release grace (Eph. 4:29) .
9. A month to understand secrets (Issachar). Thank God that He will show you keys of healing, keys of advancement, and keys to handle complicated situations. Also remember that “the secret of the Lord is with those who fear Him (or He confides in those who fear Him)” (Ps. 25:14).
10. The month of thought. God permeates the mind (the thinking process of the heart). If our emotions are wrong, we won’t be able to think clearly. God will send healing as we choose not to murmur and complain. We will find Him putting His thoughts into our minds.
11. A month of spiritual advice. We need to be prophetic during this time. If we don’t exercise our gifts, somebody else will. Prophesy regularly this month.
12. The month of the right kidney and conscience (will and thought). Kidneys are linked with emotions, thought processes, and adrenaline processing. Fear affects the kidneys. God starts dealing with our consciences. The conscience is a window between spirit and soul. A clean conscience helps us with revelation. “I thank God, whom I serve with a pure conscience, as my forefathers did, as without ceasing I remember you in my prayers night and day” (2 Tim. 1:3, emphasis added). A clean conscience helps us with revelation. We are cleansed by the blood of Jesus. “How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without spot to God, cleanse your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?” (Heb. 9:14). Let’s let this month be a time of much healing of kidney problems.
(Note: The source material comes from my 2006 notes taken from a series of lectures [on CD] given by Chuck Pierce [Glory of Zion]. I highly recommend his website for more materials and more in-depth explanations. –Ron Sawka)
 “See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be unwise, but understand what the will of the Lord is” (Eph. 5:15–17).
 “Arise, shine; for your light has come! And the glory of the Lord is risen upon you” (Isa. 60:1).
 “Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but what is good for necessary edification, that it may impart grace to the hearers” (Eph. 4:29).