April 27–May 25
1. The Issachar month. See 1 Chronicles 12:32, “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 enables us to keep moving ahead instead of just passing time. Redeeming the time actually means that lost opportunities and chances begin to be restored. It also means that the fulfillment of God’s plans and promises begin to come quicker. In a sense, our future starts coming toward us instead of being “far off.” God wants us to see each day, week, and month as a fresh cycle of new things He wants to bring into our lives and bless us with. It’s especially important this month as we count down the days to Pentecost (forty-nine days from Passover) to meditate on all that He did during Passover.
2. The month of radiance, where light increases (it’s spring and the days are getting longer). Just as natural light increases, see that God wants to give you more revelation about yourself and your circumstances. If darkness tries to overtake you, this month you say “no” to it. Declare an increase in revelation. Isaiah 60:1 says the glory of the Lord will radiate off of us. We need to “light up” this month.
3. The month linked with natural healing. We should expect that God will heal some things through natural means. “I am God, your healer [Jehovah Rapha]” (Exod. 15:26).
4. A month where you will see your snares. A major snare is murmuring and complaining. Note that this promise comes during a time of murmuring. The Healer was manifested to help. When we murmur, we open ourselves up to sickness, and it’s as if getting sick becomes scheduled on our calendar. Conversely, we must choose not to complain; rather, choose faith and expectancy in His promises.
5. The month of the Hebrew letter vav. 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. Vav is the tent peg. We can bring heaven to earth. Jael drove the peg into Sisera’s head (Judg. 4:21). God’s judgment was executed through her. Be very clear in your spirit that God has set you free. Drive that stake into the ground.
6. The month of the constellation of Taurus, the bull. (Yes, this is one of the signs of the zodiac. But we have to remember the occult can only mimic the real. Psalm 19:1 states, “The heavens declare the glory of God.”) Look introspectively to find a place of improvement so that strength manifests. Keep moving—like a bull. Rely on the Lord and keep moving. The gospel of Mark is likened unto the ox, the servant. Keep moving in serving.
7. A month to deal with your soul—your mind, will, and emotions. Make sure these three things are aligned with God. Don’t let negative emotions remain.
8. A month to understand secrets (Issachar). Thank God that He will show you how to do new things this year. 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).
9. The month of thought. God permeates the mind. If our emotions are in a state of disarray, we won’t be able to think clearly. God will send healing to your thought processes.
10. A month of spiritual advice. We need to be prophetic during this time. If we don’t exercise our gifts, someone else will. Prophesy regularly this month.
11. 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. Your conscience is the window between spirit and soul. A clean conscience helps us with revelation. The blood of Jesus flows in us and brings cleansing, even to our DNA.
(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)