The Hebrew Month of Iyar

04.16.18 | by Sandy Newman by DeeAnn Ward

UNDERSTANDING THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE HEBREW MONTHS:
THE HEBREW MONTH OF IYAR
APRIL 16 – MAY 14 2018

Iyar is the month of “time.” Iyar is a transition month. The essence of time is that it is transitional. Time is always moving. It’s a certain time, it’s another time. Time is not static – ever. Time is on the move. Time is in constant transition. So, it’s time for you and I to go forward.

Passover has passed. We should have passed over, transitioned from captivity to freedom. We are moving from chronos to kairos. We are just living our life (chronos), then we go through a transition and hit kairos (God’s opportune time). In that moment, everything changes.

Let’s talk about chronos. You’ve heard the term – “Father Time.” It’s an old man with a hook in one hand and an hourglass in the other. This represents there is no control over circumstances. Life basically is taking us to death. The sands of time will run out and the death hook will come and snatch us out of this life.

Let’s talk about kairos. Kairos can be represented by a Greek statue with wings on its feet and back and scales in its hands. The picture is that it’s poised for a divine opportunity that’s sure to come. Kairos is the “opportune” time, the moment when everything changes. No doubt it’s going to happen.

Here’s a great example:
In the old days, ships used to carry cargo and were gone for months and even years at a time. After the mission, when the ship got close to the harbor, the men could see the land, they could even see their homes with family standing on the shore in anticipation. They had to wait for a certain time (kairos) when the tide rose so they wouldn’t hit bottom in the shallow channel. When the lookout realized the tide was coming, he would shout, “opportune, opportune.”

Everyone knew what that meant. The men set the sails and got the ship ready to move. When the tide came, they were prepared for the tide – they were prepared for the moment. It would take them into the harbor. They were ready for their opportune moment.

You’ve heard the expression, “when my ship comes in.” Most of the time we use that for an excuse when we are broke and don’t have a plan. “When my ship comes in” was a saying that came from the wives that sent their husbands and sons on ships to the sea. While the ships were at sea, they would have to borrow money to live. The people they borrowed from would say, “when are you going to pay?” “When my ship comes in.” It wasn’t some cute little saying like we use today. They KNEW their ship would come in and when it did, everything would be taken care of. Everything would change---Kairos!

Kairos is not just general time. It’s God’s opportune window of time that you have come to. We have hit opportunity. Check it out – opportunity – a favorable combination of circumstances in time and place.

DeeAnn and I declare over you this month that your ship will come in. That ship could be full of healing, full of peace, full of hope, full of finances, full of favor, full of help…
T – transition
I – into
M – more than
E – enough
It’s time to transition into more than enough. We say El Shaddai, the God of more than enough, is moving in your behalf this month.

Bless you for your prayers, your offerings, your encouragement, your friendship. We bless you with God’s timing: time to heal, time to grow financially, time to enjoy life, time to receive, time to conceive, time to write, time to build.

In God’s Time,

Sandy Newman and DeeAnn