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Happy Women's Month!

Happy Rosh Chodesh – A Month to Leap - It's Adar II, A Leap Year

Adar II is the 13th month of the Hebrew Calendar, which only occurs during a leap year.   Adar means ‘strength and power’.  Adar is linked to the zodiac sign Pisces’ the fish alluding to prosperity. Adar is the last month of the year, which is the month the Hebrews crossed over the Red Sea.     It is remembered during the time of Esther, and it is the month Purim is celebrated. 

In a Jewish leap year, which occurs seven times in a 19-year cycle, there is a month inserted after the month of Adar I termed “Adar II”; this only occurs in leap years. This aligns the lunar months with the solar year, ensuring that the holidays fall in the proper seasons.

This is the month we just celebrate and bask in the blessings of God. It is a month of joy, happiness, prosperity, miracles, and the woman.  As we focus on Women’s Month, let us celebrate our mothers, sisters, aunts, cousins, and friends.

When women are around there is joy, happiness, prosperity, and miracles.

  • Because of Mary, we celebrate the birth of Jesus. It's a time of joy, happiness, prosperity (3 Kings), and miracles.

  • Esther a nobody becomes somebody and receives a miracle from God. She flipped the script, saved the Jews from extinction, and gained prosperity.

  • Deborah the prophet, led Barak into a miraculous defeat

  • Dinah, Leah's only daughter took a walk alone and was raped, but not despaired or forgotten.

This month’s stories are about brave and broken women.  Ordinary women, God used to perform miracles and change history. Esther's story teaches women to grow, pray, be humble, wise, and fight.  Dinah teaches us to be careful when men want us to come see them alone in their bedroom, including family. Deborah teaches us how to have faith, hear from God, and be bold about it. Mary, teaches us to be faithful and steadfast.

Finally, Adar is the month we celebrate Purim, remember the story of Queen Esther and Mordecai, how they called for the nation of Israel to fast and pray as their weapons of war.  By doing so, God heard their cry, thwarted the plans of Haman, and saved the Jews from another holocaust.  Study the book of Esther and join Jews and Messianic believers all over the world as we celebrate what God has done, does, and will do. During Purim, the Jews dressed in costumes with masks to symbolize how they were hiding from Haman, but through prayer and fasting, they took the masks off. 

I challenge women everywhere to take the masks off, be free in Christ, eat, drink, and be merry. Celebrate your victory in Christ Jesus for He has already won.  Make Purim special.  Invite some women over to celebrate your victories, pray, and encourage one another. Stand strong in the Lord.

Jeremiah 9:17-25 says, "Thus saith the LORD of hosts, Consider ye, and call for the mourning women, that they may come; and send for cunning women, that they may come:". Women win from their knees. March forward; let nothing stop your progress.

Happy Rosh Chodesh!

May it be your will Lord our God and God of our fathers, that you renew for us a good month in our Lord Yeshua the Messiah. Amen.

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