The Second Month

The second month of the Jewish Lunar Calendar is the month of Iyar. This name is not found in the Bible. The second month is thought to have been so named during the Babylonian Captivity.

There are several interesting events that occurred in the second month:

The theme of these events is very interesting. The journey from Sinai was a step up to a new level in the history of the Children of Israel, and began the same month, Iyar. The foundation of Solomon’s Temple indicates a step up to a new level. Prior to this, the Lord’s Ark of the Covenant “dwelled” in the Tabernacle, a tent. The later rebuilding of the Temple was a step up from captivity, deportation and destruction.

In 1948 David Ben Gurion, the Prime Minister of Israel, declared Israel a state, in the second month, Iyar, of the Jewish Calendar. This was a large step up from over 1800 years of being deported from the Promised Land and wandering the world over. Ben Gurion made the Declaration on May 14th. The next day, May 15th, the Israeli War of Independence began with attacks from the “peaceful” Arabs.

In 1967 the “peaceful” Egyptian army was gathered on the Western border of Israel. On June 5th the Israeli air force surprised the Egyptians, Jordanians, Syrians and Iraqis by attacking them first. The famous Six Day War began. It was the second month, Iyar, of the Jewish Calendar. Gershon Solomon, of The Temple Mount Faithful, reports supernatural events that occurred during this short war. It was he who blew the Shofar on the traditional Temple Mount when the Israeli army captured Jerusalem on the third day of the war. The gaining control of Jerusalem was an enormous step up for the Children of Israel.

In 2018 the second month, Iyar, begins April 16th. In view of events taking place in the world today, perhaps an occurrence leading to another step up for Israel will take place. Watch Israel! May the Lord be praised forever.

For an interesting and detailed history of the Six Day War and the events leading up to it, please click HERE.

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