Ola Ilori (9 May 2011)

Hi Paul,
Strictly sticking to the Word, Biblical Months were numbered and not given names.
"By the fourth month, on the ninth day of the month, the famine had become so severe...Now in the fifth month, on the tenth day of the month...in the twelfth month, on the twenty-fifth day of the month..." [Jer.52:6,12,31]
Names like Nisan, Iyyar and Sivan were adopted by the Jews from the Babylonians.
 It's important you understand, a New Month begins when the "silver sliver" of the moon appears for each Month.
This is true for all 12 Months of a Jewish Year, including the 1st Month, we call the Month of Nisan.
Using Barley crops to start the 1st Month of a Jewish Year is simply not Biblical and are unreliable.
That's why the Lord has given us the Sun and Moon to measure time.
"And God said, "Let there be lights [Sun and Moon] in the firmament of the heavens to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs and seasons and for days and years..." [Gen.1:14] 
What's important is that the harvest of crops begin in the Spring Season of every Year.
The reason why the Jewish Calendar is off by two Months is explained in an article below.
Do remain blessed,

Ola Ilori (27 Apr 2011)

Hi Doves,
The two major events that mark the times we are living in, as the End of the Age, was the re-birth of Israel in 1948, and the recapture of Jerusalem in 1967.
Israel was reborn as an independent Nation on the 14th of May 1948.
The 14th of May 1948 correctly fell on the 4th of Nisan, and not on the 4th of Sivan.
I believe that when Israel became a Nation on the 14th of May 1948, the Lord was making a proclamation to the Jews.
And that proclamation was that the Month of Nisan was to begin on that Month.
The Jewish Leaders should have then updated their Calendar, and acknowledge that Month as the Month of Nisan, and not kept it as the Month of Sivan.
 Unfortunately, this did not happen.
On the 7th of June 1967, IDF paratroopers advanced through the Old City toward the Temple Mount and the Western Wall, and brought Jerusalem’s holiest site under Jewish control for the first time in 2000 years.
The 7th of June 1967, correctly fell on the 28th of Nisan, and not on the 28th of Sivan.
On the 14th of May 2011, Israel will celebrate Her 63rd Year of independence, which just happens to fall correctly on the 10th of Nisan and not on the 10th of Sivan.
The 10th of Nisan in 33 AD was when the Lord rode into the City of Jerusalem, declaring that Day, a Day of Visitation.
Because the Jewish elders failed to acknowledge Him, they missed it!
"Now as He [the Lord on the 10th of Nisan 33 AD]
drew near, He saw the City and wept over it, saying,
"If you had known, even you especially in this your Day, the things that make for your peace!
 But now they are hidden from your eyes."
"For days will come upon you when your enemies will build an embankment around you, surround you and close you in on every side,
"and level you, and your children within you, to the ground, and they will not leave in you one stone upon another, because you did not know the time of your visitation." (Luke 19:41-44)
The 14th of May 2011 [10th of Nisan] is another Day of visitation for the Jews and Gentiles alike.
And from all indications the Jews and Gentiles [the apostate Church] are completely unaware of what's about to happen.
Israel and all the Nations of the World are about to enter into the final 7 Years of spiritual desolation known in the Word as "Jacob's Trouble"
I believe, from this Date, the Spirit of Christ is going to fall on all [Jews and Gentiles] those who are going to be raptured, and move them, for 7 Days, to start doing, whatever is necessary, to be ready for the rapture that will occur on the 20th of May 2011.