The Biblical Month of Adar

The biblical month of Adar is the twelfth month in the biblical calendar. It is the month of ‘the glorious presence of God in the dark cloud’ because the word ‘Adar’ means ‘glorious, darkness, cloud’.
Adar is the month that is aligned with Naphtali who was the sixth son of Jacob and the second son of Rachel’s maid Bilha, whose name means ‘timidity, modesty’.
Naphtali means ‘My battle’.
In a Biblical leap year, also called a ‘pregnant year’, the ‘additional’ month Adar I – Aleph is added to the regular month Adar, so that the regular month shifts to the second place and is called Adar II – Beth.
If we put together the letters of the two months within the time period of Adar, we get the Hebrew word ‘Ab’, which means ‘father’.
Thus, this ‘pregnant year’ reveals a special dimension of the Father who wants to bring forth His promise for us and to restore it where it has been lost.
The reason for this addition of a whole month in a leap year is that the biblical calendar is a ‘lunar calendar’. This means that the biblical calendar is based on the lunar year and is therefore about eleven days shorter than the ‘solar year’, which means that the biblical leap year helps to compensate for the shortened days every three years.
God, as Creator of the earth and the whole universe, has determined to connect the biblical feasts with the planets of the firmament (cf. Genesis 1:14-19), which means for us that the feasts fall in the corresponding seasons. Passover is celebrated in the spring, Shavuot in the summer, and Sukkot in the fall, so Adar II was added to secure the feasts in the proper time frame in the future.
Genesis 1:14-19:
14 And God said, ‘Let there be lights in the vault of the sky to separate the day from the night, and let them serve as signs to mark sacred times, and days and years, 15 and let them be lights in the vault of the sky to give light on the earth.’ And it was so.
16 God made two great lights – the greater light to govern the day and the lesser light to govern the night. He also made the stars.
17 God set them in the vault of the sky to give light on the earth, 18 to govern the day and the night, and to separate light from darkness. And God saw that it was good.
19 And there was evening, and there was morning – the fourth day.
Through this explanation, we can also see that the time frame of Adar I is the period of adjustment and correction in which an incurred loss is compensated to generate growth that continues into the future.
Naphtali, the Doe and His Beautiful Words
Naphtali is the sixth son of Jacob and is a doe or female deer that operates in acceleration and has a communication of splendor (cf. Genesis 49:21).
Genesis 49:21 (Blessing of Naphtali by Jacob):
21 Naphtali is a hind let loose: he gives goodly words.
It means that Naphtali brings forth words of beauty in order to unlock the locked realities of Heaven. The locked realities of Heaven are like the dark cloud that surrounds God. It is the darkness that protects the hidden things of God from the unholy.
Naphtali’s beautiful speech is capable to change atmospheres and he understands as well the principle of God’s justice (cf. Deuteronomy 27:13).
Deuteronomy 27:13:
13 And these tribes shall stand on Mount Ebal to pronounce curses: Reuben, Gad, Asher, Zebulun, Dan and Naphtali.
A curse from God is a prophecy of the realities that are present at the moment and how they will manifest themselves destructively in the future.
Naphtali is a female principle – bride of Christ who operates in her God given authority through Jesus Christ.
A doe can get out of ‘traps’ as ‘thick shrubbery’ by leaping which is a kind of floating into a higher dimension (cf. Psalm 18:33; Habakkuk 3:19).
Psalm 18:33:
33 He makes my feet like the feet of a deer; he causes me to stand on the heights.
Habakkuk 3:19:
19 The Sovereign Lord is my strength; he makes my feet like the feet of a deer, he enables me to tread on the heights.
This principle shows that Naphtali in his nature is capable to operate multi-dimensional. Naphtali is pregnant in his heart mind with the possibility of God by favor (Note: God’s word) in order to manifest it on earth (cf. Genesis 49:21 i.c.w. Luke 6:45a.c).
Genesis 49:21 (Blessing of Naphtali by Jacob):
21 Naphtali is a hind let loose: he gives goodly words.
Luke 6:45a.c:
45a A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart,… 45c For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of.
This reveals that his speech is the vehicle in order to bring the non-existent into existence.
In all the births of the sons of Jacob, we can read about their mothers’ conversations with themselves according to their personal circumstances, which led to the identity of their sons, but with one exception, namely Benjamin.
Only with Benjamin the instruction of the father changed the identity of the son, which was given by the self-talk of his mother Rachel (cf. Genesis 35:18).
Genesis 35:18:
18 And it came to pass, as her soul was in departing, (for she died) that she called his name Benoni: but his father called him Benjamin.
As mentioned before the dimension of Naphtali includes to move on the heights of God and to speak beautiful words as well being equipped with favor and blessing.
Furthermore Naphtali is called to posses the west (back) and the south (right) (cf. Deuteronomy 33:23; Habakkuk 3:19).
Deuteronomy 33:23 (Blessing of Naphtali by Moses):
23 And of Naphtali he said, O Naphtali, satisfied with favor, and full with the blessing of the LORD: possess the west and the south.
Habakkuk 3:19:
19 The LORD God is my strength, and he will make my feet like hinds’ feet, and he will make me to walk upon mine high places. To the chief singer on my stringed instruments.
The Thick/Dark Cloud and the ‘glistening’ Words of Naphtali
In accordance to God’s word, the Lord appeared to Moses on mount Sinai in ‘a dark and thick cloud’ that is in Hebrew (‘Ab’) described as ‘a dark cloud, a threshold or stairs on which a person is going to a portal’ (cf. Exodus 19:9.16-20).
Exodus 19:9.16-20:
9 And the LORD said unto Moses, Lo, I come unto you in a thick cloud, that the people may hear when I speak with you, and believe you for ever. And Moses told the words of the people unto the LORD. …
16 And it came to pass on the third day in the morning, that there were thunders and lightnings, and a thick cloud upon the mount, and the voice of the trumpet exceeding loud; so that all the people that was in the camp trembled.
17 And Moses brought forth the people out of the camp to meet with God; and they stood at the nether part of the mount.
18 And mount Sinai was altogether on a smoke, because the LORD descended upon it in fire: and the smoke thereof ascended as the smoke of a furnace, and the whole mount quaked greatly.
19 And when the voice of the trumpet sounded long, and waxed louder and louder, Moses spake, and God answered him by a voice.
20 And the LORD came down upon mount Sinai, on the top of the mount: and the LORD called Moses up to the top of the mount; and Moses went up.
The dark cloud represents in this context the spirit of the fear of the Lord which leads to the beginning of wisdom (cf. Psalm 111:10).
Psalm 111:10:
10 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do his commandments: his praise endures for ever.
The spirit of the fear of the Lord is linked to the color purple and the number ‘7’ (cf. Isaiah 11:2).
Isaiah 11:2:
2 And the spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD; …
The color purple as well the number ‘7’ are the signs for the accomplished priesthood and kingship of Jesus Christ in that we are called to live in (cf. Revelation 1:5; Revelation 5:10; 1 Peter 2:9).
Revelation 1:5:
5 And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood, …
Revelation 5:10:
“… 10 You have made them to be a kingdom and priests to serve our God, and they will reign on the earth.”
1 Peter 2:9:
9 But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.
The spirit of the fear of the Lord is the influence of God that brings us into accountability for position.
The fear of the Lord does not mean to be frightened in any way, but rather to have an understanding of the reverence, the wonders, the majesty, the power, and the dominion of God in life.
The Spirit of the Lord’s fear contains all that God encompasses. It instructs us about the areas of holiness, intimacy, worship, reverence and justice.
Furthermore, the Spirit of the fear of the Lord teaches us how to gain access and bring divine order and its application towards the world around us (cf. Proverbs 22:4).
Proverbs 22:4:
4 Humility is the fear of the Lord; its wages are riches and honour and life.
The good, beautiful speech of Naphtali means for us today that we should be ready to receive the ‘glistening words’ of God through our intimate relationship with Him in the dark cloud. By doing so, we are able to transmit God’s wisdom and goodness to those around us.
The Hebrew word for ‘goodly’ is ‘shepher’ and is derived from the Hebrew root word ‘shâphar’ which means ‘to glisten’.
Naphtali, the Light Principle of the End
The land of Naphtali in link with the land of Zebulun are the recipients and carriers of the manifested light of Jesus as Messiah (cf. Matthew 4:13-16).
Matthew 4:13-16:
13 Leaving Nazareth, he went and lived in Capernaum, which was by the lake in the area of Zebulun and Naphtali – 14 to fulfill what was said through the prophet Isaiah: 15 “Land of Zebulun and land of Naphtali, the Way of the Sea, beyond the Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles – 16 the people living in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of the shadow of death a light has dawned.”
Naphtali is the light principle of the end as he is the last tribe of the last unit of the tribes of Israel to direct to the new beginning of eternal life in resurrection power (Note: Zebulun – third tribe of the first unit of the tribes of Israel) in accordance to Revelation 21:6.

Revelation 21:6:
6 He said to me: “It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. To the thirsty I will give water without cost from the spring of the water of life.
The Season of the Lot and the ‘Tail’
The biblical month of Adar is linked to the feast of Purim, the word ‘Pur’ means ‘lot’, where Haman the adversary of the people of Israel tried to destroy the Israelites by casting ‘the lot of time’. The ‘pur – lot’ fell on the 13’th of Adar (cf. Esther 3:7), but God rescued them through His intervention by the wisdom of Esther so that Haman and his family got judged and died.
Esther 3:7:
7 In the twelfth year of King Xerxes, in the first month, the month of Nisan, the pur (that is, the lot) was cast in the presence of Haman to select a day and month. And the lot fell on the twelfth month, the month of Adar.
This means for us today, that the month of Adar and Purim is a sign that we should break decrees which are set against us in order to secure the generations (cf. Esther 9:21-28).
Esther 9:21-28:
… 21 that they should celebrate annually the fourteenth and fifteenth days of the month of Adar
22 as the time when the Jews got relief from their enemies, and as the month when their sorrow was turned into joy and their mourning into a day of celebration. He wrote to them to observe the days as days of feasting and joy and giving presents of food to one another and gifts to the poor.
23 So the Jews agreed to continue the celebration they had begun, doing what Mordecai had written to them.
24 For Haman son of Hammedatha, the Agagite, the enemy of all the Jews, had plotted against the Jews to destroy them and had cast the pur (that is, the lot) for their ruin and destruction.
25 But when the plot came to the king’s attention, he issued written orders that the evil scheme Haman had devised against the Jews should come back on to his own head, and that he and his sons should be impaled on poles.
26 (Therefore these days were called Purim, from the word pur.) Because of everything written in this letter and because of what they had seen and what had happened to them,
27 the Jews took it on themselves to establish the custom that they and their descendants and all who join them should without fail observe these two days every year, in the way prescribed and at the time appointed.
28 These days should be remembered and observed in every generation by every family, and in every province and in every city. And these days of Purim should never fail to be celebrated by the Jews – nor should the memory of these days die out among their descendants.
The lot of God as the guidance of the Holy Spirit is falling in this season on the ‘tail’, because it is the month of Adar that finishes the holy year within the cycle of redemption to come in sync with the cycle of blessing (cf. Psalm 16:6; Proverbs 16:33).
Psalm 16:6:
6 The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; surely I have a delightful inheritance.
Proverbs 16:33:
33 The lot is cast into the lap, but its every decision is from the LORD.
The time frame connected with the tribe of Naphtali points to the moment when God’s people come to their fullness, moving towards the perfection of the capacity to produce. It is the time when the righteous, those who are in God, begin to move in the dimension of their perfection through Jesus Christ (cf. Colossians 1:28)
Colossians 1:28:
28 He is the one we proclaim, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone fully (Note: perfect) mature in Christ.
The potential that resides in a believer in Christ will begin to manifest and move beyond the material into the actual spiritual.
The Alignment of Naphtali and the Principle of the Ladder
Naphtali is aligned with the tribes of Dan and Asher who belong to the last and fourth unit of the tribes of Israel. They are called ‘the rear guard’ and are placed in the north (see Numbers 2:25-31).
Asher (means ‘blessedness’) and Naphtali (means ‘my battle’) belong to the camp of Dan (means ‘judge’; cf. Numbers 2:25-31; Numbers 10:25-28). Dan is the leading tribe of this alignment.
These three tribes establish ‘the tail’ of the tribes of Israel and could also be viewed as the ‘last three stairs’ in the time cycle of God within the year cycle of redemption.
  1. Judge => righteousness; Isaiah 1:18-20
  2. Blessedness => favor; Job 5:11
  3. My battle. => Take the kingdom by force!; Matthew 11:12
Thus the time frame of Naphtali is a time that operates like a ‘ladder’ in order to bring angelic movements and connect distances and time because the tribe of Naphtali is linked to the 12’th biblical month within the cycle of redemption.
Naphtali is the fruit of his mother’s wrestling that opened a new realm of heaven.
This means involving God in faith to the point where we release our capacities into the greater manifestation of His favor. Through this, we enter into the provision of heaven, which means creating an atmosphere that can come into existence and manifest triumph on earth.
Behind the calling of Naphtali, namely to take possession of the west and south, lies also a mystery of God.
The West and the Eagle
The west is in a biblical context linked to the ‘back side’, because the east in a biblical context is connected to the front.
The west indicates a phase of time coming to an end and at the same time prepares the new beginning, the sunset as the beginning of the new day.
The face of the eagle of the four living creatures of God is linked to the west because it is at last mentioned in Ezekiel 1:10. The faces of the four living creatures of God are in the book of Ezekiel connected to direction in contrast to the book of Revelation where the beings are connected to position (cf. Revelation 4:7).
Ezekiel 1:10:
10 Their faces looked like this: Each of the four had the face of a human being (front-east), and on the right side each had the face of a lion (south), and on the left the face of an ox (north); each also had the face of an eagle (back-west).
Revelation 4:7:
7 The first living creature was like a lion, the second was like an ox, the third had a face like a man, the fourth was like a flying eagle.
The direction of the faces of the four living creatures of God in the book of Ezekiel are calling us to expect a time of God’s visitation in the midst of challenge whereby the position of the four living creatures of God in the book of Revelation gives us a new understanding about the ‘hierarchy’ and government of God.
It is the eagle that is linked to the spirit of the wisdom of God and the spirit of the knowledge of God.
The west is as well connected to the blessings of God and to the teaching about the mysteries of God (cf. Luke 12:54; Deuteronomy 32:2).
Luke 12:54:
54 He said to the crowd: “When you see a cloud rising in the west, immediately you say, ‘It’s going to rain,’ and it does.
Deuteronomy 32:2:
2 Let my teaching fall like rain and my words descend like dew, like showers on new grass, like abundant rain on tender plants.
The South and the Lion
The south is in a biblical context linked to the ‘right side’, because the east is connected to the front.
The south directs to the presence of great light and heat which is connected to drawing near to God (cf. Song of Songs 4:16).
Song of Songs 4:16:
16 Awake, north wind, and come, south wind! Blow on my garden, that its fragrance may spread everywhere. Let my beloved come into his garden and taste its choice fruits.
It is about the illumination of God as ‘The sun stands in the south at its highest point.’ and His holiness and victory over the enemy through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ at the cross (cf. Job 37:17; Luke 12:55; Psalm 118:15-16; Exodus 15:6.12).
Job 37:17:
17 You who swelter in your clothes when the land lies hushed under the south wind, …
Luke 12:55:
55 And when the south wind blows, you say, “It’s going to be hot,” and it is.
Psalm 118:15-16:
15 Shouts of joy and victory resound in the tents of the righteous: ‘The Lord’s right hand has done mighty things!
16 The Lord’s right hand is lifted high; the Lord’s right hand has done mighty things!’
Exodus 15:6.12:
6 Your right hand, Lord, was majestic in power. Your right hand, Lord, shattered the enemy. …
12 ‘You stretch out your right hand, and the earth swallows your enemies.
The face of the lion of the four living creatures of God is connected with the south because it is mentioned in Ezekiel 1:10 with the right side. The lion of the four living creatures is linked to the spirit of the Lord and the spirit of the fear of God.
Find Supply in the ‘Hidden World’ and the ‘153’ Fish
The biblical month of Adar is the time frame where we should find our identity and supply in the invisible world like the disciples as they threw on the command of Jesus their net out and caught a large number of fish.
This large number of the catch of fish was ‘153’. The number ‘153’ is the numeric value of the Hebrew term for ‘sons of God’ (cf. John 21:5-6.11).
John 21:5-6.11:
5 He called out to them, “Friends, haven’t you any fish?” “No,” they answered.
6 He said, “Throw your net on the right side of the boat and you will find some.” When they did, they were unable to haul the net in because of the large number of fish. …
… 11 So Simon Peter climbed back into the boat and dragged the net ashore. It was full of large fish, 153, but even with so many the net was not torn.
In Matthew 17:27 Jesus commands Peter to throw the line of his fishing rod into the lake and tells him, that the first fish which he will catch has a four-drachma coin in its mouth to reduce the tax burden for Jesus and him.
Matthew 17:27:
27 “But so that we may not cause offense, go to the lake and throw out your line. Take the first fish you catch; open its mouth and you will find a four-drachma coin. Take it and give it to them for my tax and yours.”
The ‘first fish’ is linked to ‘the power/might of God’ because the number ‘1’ is related to the Hebrew letter ‘Aleph’. It is as well the letter of the ‘Father’.
If we put the supernatural relationship with the Father first, He will bring release into our personal financial system of supply (cf. Luke 12:31).
Luke 12:31:
31 But seek his kingdom, and these things (provision) will be given to you as well.
The apostle Paul writes to the Colossians to be united in love which is the love of the ‘hidden world’ – the first love of God to be enabled ‘to have the full riches of complete understanding in order that we may know the mystery of God, namely, Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.’ (cf. Colossians 2:2-3)
Colossians 2:2-3:
2 My goal is that they may be encouraged in heart and united in love, so that they may have the full riches of complete understanding, in order that they may know the mystery of God, namely, Christ, 3 in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.
Through this ‘hidden love’ we get access to the mysteries of Christ.
The Need to Look Higher
The supply of the ‘hidden world’ as the supernatural realm of Heaven can only be released in our lives if we set the eyes of our heart on the things above where Christ is and reigns as King of Kings who is seated at the right hand of God.
This is the battled area where we can better and fully understand what it really means to be hidden with Christ in the Father. With that kind of understanding we have the possibility to enter into a greater realm of His glory (cf. Colossians 3:1-4 i.c.w. Hebrews 11:6).
Colossians 3:1-4:
1 Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.
2 Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.
3 For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God.
4 When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.
Hebrews 11:6:
6 And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.
In Adar, this entry into a greater dimension of God’s glory is accompanied by the conclusion and sincere termination of a period of time, which requires our courage to take a ‘leap’. It is necessary to overcome existing obstacles in the royal favor, which is opened to us only in humility and advances God’s Kingdom in its expansion on earth (cf. Proverbs 22:11).
Proverbs 22:11:
11 One who loves a pure heart and who speaks with grace will have the king for a friend.
Amen and Amen.
In His Wisdom,
Daniel Glimm