Radical Prayer #4: The Anointing of the Sons of Issachar

Radical Prayer #4: The Anointing of the Sons of Issachar | By Jamie Rohrbaugh | FromHisPresence.comFrom the archives: I first wrote about the anointing of the sons of Issachar several years ago. It has become more important than ever since that time.

We are in a season of many divine realignments. EVERY believer needs the Issachar anointing in order to not miss out on what God is doing.

So what is the Issachar anointing?

Did you know that, in the Bible, there was a unique group of people that always knew what to do and when to do it? A group of folks that had such perception and wisdom that a whole nation followed them and waited for their example?

It’s true. They were called the sons of Issachar, and they were one of the twelve tribes of Israel.

Check out what these bad boys (and girls) had going for them:

  • They studied the movements of the stars and planets and understood chronological time.
  • They were responsible for calling the whole nation together when the stars aligned, literally. (The Jewish feast days are approximately based upon the lunar calendar, with consideration also given to the movement of the sun. The nation had to gather to worship God on specific days on this heavenly calendar.)
  • When signs and wonders happened in the heavens (with the sun, moon, stars, etc), the sons of Issachar knew how to interpret the meaning of those events.

The sons of Issachar understood chronological time, but they also understood spiritual and political time.

  • The sons of Issachar could discern what God was doing and when He was doing it.
  • They knew when one move of God was ending and another one was beginning.
  • They could discern when a leader was falling and another leader was rising.
  • They could even tell you who the next leader should be. They knew who to follow and when to follow him or her.

Not only that, but the sons of Issachar also excelled in knowledge of God’s law. 

They were full of wisdom. In fact, God chose the sons of Issachar as one of the three tribes to go out in front of Israel whenever the nation moved. Judah (the praising people) went first; then Issachar (the wise and discerning ones) and Zebulun (the financiers). That’s quite a combination!*

The sons of Issachar were so sharp, and so spiritually astute, that the whole nation depended on them to know what they ought to do and when they ought to do it. 

 First Chronicles 12:32 tells us:

“of the sons of Issachar who had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do, their chiefs were two hundred; and all their brethren were at their command” (1 Chronicles 12:32).

(If you’re a geek like me, you can read some fascinating descriptions of the sons of Issachar from Matthew Henry’s Commentary (1708-1710) and Adam Clark’s Commentary (1831) at the bottom of this post.)

Look at these examples of how astute the sons of Issachar were:

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1. They supported a female ruler when it may not have been popular.

In the times when Israel was governed by judges, before it had kings (around 1100 BC or earlier according to some scholars), a woman rose up to judge the land. Her name was Deborah. Although women did have rights in Israel, it would still have been unusual for a woman to sit in authority over the nation.

Nevertheless, God was with Deborah. He placed her in authority, and the sons of Issachar knew it. Therefore, they sided with Deborah and went out to battle under her leadership. Pretty gutsy move! Why did they do it? Because they could discern the times and seasons, and they knew God’s hand was on her and it was her time to rule. They gained a great victory and freed the land from foreign rule as a result. (Read Judges chapter 5 for more.)

2. They supported King David before he became king–when he was NOT popular with King Saul, who was in power at the time.

Before King David–the 2nd king of Israel–began to reign, warriors from the 12 tribes started gathering to him. All the tribes were split in their support of David except for one tribe. The tribe of Issachar was united in their support of David, according to the passage quoted above from 1 Chronicles 12:32.

Why did all Issachar support David? Because they knew that God had called him to become king, and they knew that his time had come. They could discern the changing of the times. It worked out well, too. David became the next king, and remains the most famous king of Israel in all history to this day.

The sons of Issachar had something special.

Their ability to discern the times and seasons was an incredible advantage:

  • That ability gave them inside knowledge and understanding of God’s activities.
  • They were not taken by surprise when things happened.
  • They had influence as  a result of their unique ability to understand times and seasons.
  • They knew what Israel should do and when it should be done.
  • The nation followed their example.

The good news is:

You and I can have the anointing of the sons of Issachar! We can have the same ability to discern the times and seasons!

I first heard about the sons of Issachar about ten years ago, and I began praying for their ability (a.k.a. their “anointing” or gifting) right away. I can’t tell you how many times since then God has allowed me to discern times and seasons. There have been a number of times when I’ve felt the spiritual season shift–and I don’t mean slowly over time, either.

For example:

On May 25, 2014, I walked back into my house after the tattoo convention, and standing in my kitchen I felt the seasons change. I heard God say to me, “You have entered into a new season,” and I literally felt one door of time close, and another door of time open. It was that quick, and that literal… and it was confirmed later by this word from Doug Addison.

The events that followed proved that, sure enough, it was a new season. It contained a dramatic move of God in ways I haven’t talked about yet publicly.

That new season was shorter than I expected it to be. After a few weeks, I started seeing the numbers 11:11 everywhere. The number 11 means prophetic or a transition, and doubled numbers mean God’s established event. When I started seeing 11:11, God told me the season had changed again… and again, the events that have occurred in the last week have heralded the start of a new season.

God has answered my prayer over and over by allowing me to discern times and seasons. Have I reached perfection in this area? <insert laughing here> No, I’m sure that I haven’t! Nevertheless, discerning any time or season is a blessing that makes me more effective in my personal life, more effective in leadership, and  more effective in the Kingdom.

Here’s how you can obtain the anointing of the sons of Issachar:

1. Recognize that God is no respecter of persons.

  • Romans 2:11 says, “For there is no partiality with God.”
  • Acts 10:34 tells us, “Then Peter opened his mouth and said: “In truth I perceive that God shows no partiality.”

If God gave the sons of Issachar a special spiritual ability, He’s willing to give you and me the same ability.

2. Know that, in Christ Jesus, all the blessings God gave Abraham (and his descendants, the Jews) also belong to you.

  • Galatians 3:9 tells us: “So then those who are of faith are blessed with believing Abraham.”
  • Galatians 3:13-14 says, “Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us (for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree”), that the blessing of Abraham might come upon the Gentiles in Christ Jesus, that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.”

Because we are adopted into God’s family through Christ, we are entitled to all the blessings of Abraham. So now that you know you can have whatever God gave the Jews, you have only to…

3. Ask.

Ask God for the anointing of the sons of Issachar. Ask Him to give you the ability to discern the times and seasons and always know what to do.

All of God’s promises are available to us. All we have to do is ask!

4. After you ask, start paying attention.

  • When you “feel” like something new is about to happen…
  • When you feel reluctant to make a certain decision just yet because you feel like it isn’t quite time…
  • When you feel like you shouldn’t take on anything new right now, because you feel like a new door is about to open…
  • When God leads you to stand for something or someone that is Biblically supported, but isn’t popular…
  • When God starts to give you influence, and people follow your example…

That is the anointing of the sons of Issachar at work in you!

Are you ready to see the anointing of the sons of Issachar at work in your life? Go ahead and ask God for it now! Then leave a comment and tell me your thoughts on this. If you’ve already been praying for this, and have experienced it in your life, please tell me about that too!

Related: Read these posts to build your faith and help you pray for the radical blessings God promises in His Word!

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*Numbers 2:1-17

Adam Clarke’s Commentary (1831) contains this awesome passage about the sons of Issachar:

“Children of Issachar – According to the Targum they were all astronomers and astrologers: “and the sons of Issachar, who had understanding to know the times, and were skilled in fixing the beginnings of years, the commencement of months, and the intercalation of months and years; skillful in the changes of the moon, and in fixing the lunar solemnities to their proper times; skillful also in the doctrine of the solar periods; astrologers in signs and stars, that they might show Israel what to do; and their teachers were two hundred chiefs of the Sanhedrin: and all their brethren excelled in the words of the law, and were endued with wisdom, and were obedient to their command.” – T. It appears that in their wisdom, experience, and skill, their brethren had the fullest confidence; and nothing was done but by their direction and advice.”

Matthew Henry’s Commentary (1708-1710) says this about the sons of Issachar:

“They were men of great skill above any of their neighbours, men that had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do. They understood the natural times, could discern the face of the sky, were weather-wise, could advise their neighbours in the proper times for ploughing, sowing reaping, etc. Or the ceremonial times, the times appointed for the solemn feasts; therefore they are said to call the people to the mountain (Deuteronomy 33:19 ), for almanacs were not then so common as now. Or, rather, the political times; they understood public affairs, the temper of the nation, and the tendencies of the present events. It is the periphrasis of statesmen that they know the times, Esther 1,. Those of that tribe were greatly intent on public affairs, had good intelligence from abroad and made a good use of it. They knew what Israel ought to do: from their observation and experience they learned both their own and others’ duty and interest. In this critical juncture they knew Israel ought to make David king. It was not only expedient, but necessary; the present posture of affairs called for it. The men of Issachar dealt mostly in country business, and did not much intermeddle in public affairs, which gave them an opportunity of observing others and conversing with themselves. A stander-by sees sometimes more than a gamester. 2. They were men of great interests; for all their brethren were at their commandment. The commonality of that tribe having bowed their shoulder to bear (Genesis 49:15 ), the great men had them at their beck. Hence we read of the princes of Issachar, Judges. 5:15 . They knew how to rule, and the rest knew how to obey.”

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  1. Jim Wells says:

    Good word, Jamie. This makes me think about the Lord’s statement, ” you can discern the face of the sky, but you cannot discern the signs of the times.” Issachar was carried away by Assyria and the abilities were carried with them. Makes you wonder if Issachar had still been in the land at the time of Jesus, would there have been more recognition and acceptance of him?

    1. Interesting thought, Jim. I’m reminded of how all the tribes were eventually carried away, even the praisers… which would also speak to me how even the best gifts (e.g. worship) can be turned into performance and ritual without the right heart. “Having a form of godliness and denying the power thereof.” The way God disciplined Israel really should be a somber warning to all of us – to continue to check the state of our hearts, no matter how religious or prestigious we look on the outside.

      1. ANTHONY HAMMOND says:

        I enjoy this so very much.

        1. I want, I want, I want.

          Yes, I have experienced this probably more than I let it be known to myself and others.

          I want it to become real in my minds eye, not just a speculation of my brain.

      2. John Phindile Toyisi says:

        Hi. I have prayed and I am ready for gift.
        One interesting thing that God has done in my life this season, I am turning 55 years old in June 2020 and it is also Fathers day in South Aftrica, meaning I am sharing 3 doubles at the same time.

    2. This has really opened my eyes. Thank you so much. Blessings

      1. God bless you for this Spirit anointed article. More of God’s grace in your life and ministry.

    3. I am very thankful that i found this information about the sons of issachar God place in on my many weeks ago and i knew i had to learn more about them have the gift of of knowing what to do could only come from God and we need it for such a time as now

      1. God you are wonderful.I had a dream on the 5/6/2022.in this dream I was given a name in shona,funny to the natural mind but to my surprise this name was attached to the word anointing.I then knew it was not ordinary but had a spiritual meaning.When I searched I got the meaning that it referee to the Sons of Issachar anointing.There are certain dreams that appear to me and can not share.

        God feel me with this anointing
        Thank you for this blog

    4. I am so thankful and grateful to the Holy Spirit for directing me to read this very important and anointed message. Yesterday I found on Facebook an article about the Sons of Issachar and I was curious to know more about them because I can’t remember ever hearing about them the way you explained it. My prayer is that God will fill me with the Issachar anointing to be able to discern the right timing and season for a shift or a change in my spiritual walk with God. To increase in me the Spirit of Godly Wisdom, Knowledge and Understanding.
      Thank you for this article I am super blessed reading it🙏❤

  2. Savanna. Morgan says:

    I really enjoyed this word…

  3. Hi I just watched a gentleman on Benny Hinn’s program discuss the annointing of the sons of Issachar-I’d never heard of this. I found your page and your expounding and prayer was very helpful! Thank you.

    1. Praise God! Thank you for letting me know, Canjie! This Issachar anointing has been one of the key things I have prayed for that I believe has had the most impact on my life, ever. Discerning the times and seasons is so crucial. I pray God would pour out this anointing on you today! In Christ, we have all good things!
      Thank you for reading my blog! 🙂

      1. Christabel says:

        Thank you so much. This was a huge blessing.

    2. I enjoyed your word.it is do important that we know the season and time that we live in.thank you so much for sharing

      1. Elaine Van Buren says:

        Oh my goodness my life will never be the same in Jesus name amen. Elaine

  4. CLIVE NJAMBA says:

    thank you for the word as it has come at a very right time, it is important to know and understand the time and season that we are living in so that we can do the right things that are according to Gods plan.
    we hear of the legalization of same sex marriage and the removal of the ……God schools in the US and other countries in the world, the rise of feminist groups that literally question Gods very existence, questioning Gods sovereign order of thing. And many other things happening around the globe. but if i or someone knew and understood, then such would offer counsel.
    kindly pray for me, i need is anointing, i need this gift ….am craving for this toooooooo much, well because am so tired of going the wrong way, doing wrong/ right things at a wrong time.
    PLEASE PRAY FOR ME, I NEED THIS ANOINTING

    1. Hi Clive, thanks so much for reading and sharing. I’m glad this post encouraged you. I also want to encourage you to ask God right away for this anointing! Our Daddy God is ready and willing to give you this gift because Jesus purchased for you all the same blessings God gave Abraham and Abraham’s descendants. So, all you have to do is ask Him, and He will give it to you! He is a good, good Father and the Giver of good and perfect gifts! He will bless you right now. 🙂
      Have a wonderful day!

      1. CLIVE NJAMBA says:

        i need you you to comment on homosexuality and the times that we are living

  5. Osy Anyanwu says:

    2016 is my year of Issacharic Spirit and Anointing; You message proved that i was in the right direction. I will keep in touch as God fills me with this anointing.
    God bless as we look forward to 2016!

    1. Amen! And He will; in Christ, we have the same blessings God gave to the children of Abraham. I would love to hear about what He shows you sometime! Happy New Year!

      1. Thaddeus Molden says:

        I have read the article on the son’s of Issachar and prayed that prayer thanks for your obedience sincerely appreciate ,

        1. Ambrose Okoko says:

          God bless you real good.
          This message has given me a direction.
          Ambrose.

  6. Lisa Green says:

    I’m so happy that the Holy Spirit lead me to hear, about the issachar anointing, because I have been praying for God to lead me in the year of 2016 so that I would know what to do in the year2016, I just didn’t know what the anointing was called. PS GOD is so GOOD!

    1. I’m glad you’ve been praying that, because we’re in a season where God is downloading major strategies, blueprints, plans, techniques, and technical knowledge for the next thing He’s moving us into. I bless you with wisdom in Jesus’ name, and that He would instruct you and teach you in the way you should go! 🙂 and to have fun along the way! 🙂
      Thanks so much for reading!

  7. Julie Miller says:

    Thank you so much for the article on the Issachar anointing, God has just literally opened my eyes to this as I studied the word today. I have been asking God for wisdom and discernment as I am going through so much transition in my life right now. Your article has blessed me so much and I know God is showing me that I need to pray for this anointing. Bless you Julie

  8. Found this site as I was studying Issachar anointing. I pray for wisdom and discernment and know that I am blessed but want more of Him.

  9. JoAnn Bainbridge says:

    Today is 1/22/16! I awoke early this morn. About 6a.m. With hearing these words on my heart and mind, as if an Angel of the Lord had whispered this to me, study the Son Of Issachar. I had asked for this annointing in March of 2015. Probably, over the year
    Forgot about being persistent in my watchfulness of asking, but out of the dawn of the morning and Angel reminded me again! Some how I found your webpage and enjoyed it and wonder if there is a bible study that you might recommend on this?
    Thanks God Bless,

    1. Amen! I’m so sorry I missed your comment, JoAnn. My site has been in limbo for a couple of weeks while I changed hosts and everything has been messed up. 🙁 Anyway, I am not familiar with any particular Bible study on the Issachar anointing, but simply praying for it (and keep praying!) is probably the best thing you can do. I pray for the anointing of the sons of Issachar often, and I believe the Lord has answered that prayer but I keep praying for more. 🙂 There’s always more! 🙂

  10. God had me step out to honor & I was/am aware of the cost of being a catalyst for change. It is worth it! This blog after I had stepped was confirmation of obedience.
    Thank YOU for being HIS mouthpiece! Many blessings to you & your family.

  11. Jennifer Marsh says:

    I have been asking for Isachar, anointing over me , my husband and children. I pray God do it mighty. In Jesus name.

  12. Prophet dawn campbell says:

    I read your message and was so bless

  13. Keta Smith says:

    This is encouraging- I am praying for the. Sons of Issacar anointing.

  14. In light of the MANY recent horrific events taking place in our nation, not only the awareness of this and receiving it in the body of Christ is crucial FOR our nation. My friend just yesterday reminded me of the Sons of Issachar and then I see this awesome teaching today. Thank you.

    1. Thank you for reading, Maria. We’ve got to discern the times and seek God’s face, humbling ourselves and praying and turning from our wicked ways, so that God can hear from Heaven, forgive our sins, and heal our land. God, have mercy.

    2. Pastor Nico says:

      GOD BLESS YOU. This has helped me to prepare a sermon about The Issachar Annoiting.

    3. VUSALA SUVARNA RAJU says:

      Sir greetings in jesus name . I am SUVARNA RAJU from India . Thank for the sermon on Issachar’s anointing . I am blessed .

  15. Hi, God is so amazing and His timing is perfect! I came across your site because I was looking for info on The Sons of Issachar. I was reading your post about how God spoke to you regarding you entering into a new season and then confirmed it. You said you kept seeing the numbers 11 11. Well, before I got to that part, I had gone into the kitchen and saw the numbers 11:11 on the clock, and I immediately thought that there was something spiritually significant about it. I return to reading your post and saw your comments I mentioned above. I said, WOW..WOW..I knew God intended for me to reach your site. I was just asked the day before by an Elder in my church about being a part of the team that ministers to the people coming for food and clothing. I believe this is prophetic and God’s timing in my life. I know God has a call on my life and I believe that I am beginning to see it unfold. Also, 8 is the number of new beginnings and I came across your page on 8/1, and seeing your comments on 11 11 and me seeing the time 11:11 is a message from God to me that I am transitioning into a new season. I am glad that God led me to your site. Thank you and may God continue to bless you with His Presence.

  16. Elaine Clay says:

    Hello Jamie, thanks for sharing. This truly blesses me. I had been selected to be part of a team of women named the daughters of Issachar. Had no clue about,Issachar so it was put in my,spirit to study and seek revelation regarding this tribe. Many things in your blog hit home with me. This entire year has been so transitional for me and I lacked understanding as,to why. The only thing I have been hearing God say is for me to surrender to the transitions because He is in the midst of them. I pray with expediency for the Issachar anointing with God’s revelation of what it is. In reading your teaching about it, I believe that I have walked somewhat in this anointing without clear understanding as to what this is that God has released within me. It’s almost like God puts something within me and then says NOW come learn about what I am doing in you. Thank you so much for releasing this fresh revelation in which I have received. God bless this woman of God and thank You for allowing her to hear Your voice and her obedience to release in Jesus Name Amen.

  17. Elaine Clay says:

    I see you attend Abba’s House in Chattanooga. I grew up in that city. My son’s Uncle and Aunt Ron and Audrey Jones are long time members there. I attended a Benny Hinn conference there years,ago. I also have attended a few services there. I live in Atlanta. God bless you Jamue.

  18. God bless you Jamie, this page has blessed me. Would you say that the anointing of the sons of Issachar is the same as the spirit of discernment or, are they different operations of the same spirit?

    God bless you In Jesus Mighty Name

    Paula

    1. Paula, hi. That’s a great question. I really believe they are different. Discernment of spirits is the ability to “smell” or distinguish actual spiritual beings–whether the Holy Spirit or the devil’s minions. The anointing of Issachar is related to timing rather than beings. So I would say they are different.

  19. Jenell Colemlan says:

    Jenell C. from Houston, TX .

    I was looking up some information on the Issachar Anoiting, for homework.
    We have to give the attributes and characteristics of these powerfull brothers in the Lord. I tell you your information is so on time that I knew God
    had me to read all of the information. This is soooooooooooooo delicious with word and scripture. That is how I look for my information it has to
    backed with the word of God. Keep up the good works of God

    Blessings
    Jenell

    1. Hey Jenell, I’m so glad this was helpful. It’s definitely all about the Word of God! I live and breathe it. 🙂 And I thank Abba Father for blessing you today. Have a wonderful day!

  20. Greetings Jamie,
    this is quite amazing; a friend pointed out that she had googled the Issachar anointing and as I asked the Lord to grant me that anointing many years ago, I decided to give it a try too and found your blog.
    Found your teaching interesting and helpful – had no idea that the Issachar tribe watched political/public developments so closely 😉 – I have been an avid follower of political developments in South Africa where I live and now also the USA since the recent election.
    Also blessed to learn that Judah precedes Issachar and then the financiers – sooo significant for our situation currently.
    Back in 1997 or 1998 I was enjoying His presence and nothing else while watching a beautiful sunset when He suddenly said : BIGGER PICTURE ~ WIDER PERSPECTIVE. I had no idea until now what to make of that: I sense strongly in the Spirit that things are about to shift dramatically in most areas of the world – and have felt that all of 2016.
    The Lord also directly called me to be a Deborah back in 2009 – and confirmed it 3x independently.
    Wonder whether she also had the Issachar anointing, besides the back-up of the tribe, as she berated Barak for not obeying the Lord’s instruction and also knew the exact moment when he had to attack ? (Judges 5).
    The fact that Issachar and Deborah were linked blew me away !!
    You may be very interested in Loren Sandford’s “Prophetic Word 2016” on his PERSONAL web page. (link for this video is at the bottom of that page)
    Those 57 minutes which I was nudged to listen to yesterday evening gave a whole NEW perspective of where we find ourselves in these days and what God’s plan is – far removed from the usual prophetic word.
    What revelation !!
    God bless ! Barbara

    1. Hi Barbara! Thank you so much for reading this post. It’s wonderful to hear about how God is speaking to you about Issachar! I encourage you to keep pressing into God and asking Him for more of this anointing to discern times and seasons. Also, ask Him to help you learn how to use this gift. 🙂 And He will!

  21. Annette Brooks says:

    I thank God for you writing on The Anointing of the Sons of Issachar just received my Certificate of Completion from taking the class in 2016 Discerning Times &SeasonsAdvanced School Of Prophetic Training on January 20, 2017. Thank again for sharing your story also.

  22. Sandra farley says:

    thank u if u have daily emails please send thrm.thank u

  23. Thanks for this teaching, I shared a teaching On this among the Christian youth, personally got blessed and propelled to covet this gift.
    Glory to God for this long trending topic

    1. Thanks for reading, Atarah! Good to have you here in this community. I pray Father would bless you today, in Jesus’ name, and send His angels to watch over you!

  24. Jamie,

    Have been doing some study on the men of Issachar and your comments are enlightening, especially the link to Judges 5 and their unified support for Deborah.

    Their support and link to Deborah is very powerful, which leads me to this question. If Issacharites, i.e. “those who understand the times and know what to do”, were to be applied to role of being a grandmother today, who in this present day represents the grandmotherly Issachar insight of wisdom and experience?

    For sure Lois in the New Testament, the grandmother of Timothy, had the Issachar spirit, but who in your experience has the grandmotherly Issachar spirit of favor on them today?

    Best,

    KC

  25. Jamie, all I can say is that I’m glad I found you. Your anointing (your revelation, gift, and how you present it) resonates with me. All of a sudden I do not feel alone.

    Your sister in Christ,

    Eufaula

    1. Sounds like the Lord to me, Eufaula! He brings you the encouragement you need when you need it! So glad to be of service. All praise and credit go to Him!

  26. Stillstandingwife says:

    Good Morning sister!!!

    Wow, it’s funny how HE works isn’t it. Thank you Jesus for allowing me to read your daughters blog today, I must say I haven’t read it in a couple of weeks please don’t be offended. But I feel like I’m entering into a new season and I wonder if this is why I was drawn to read this. I keep seeing 2:22. Whenever I saw it I just thanked God but I can see that he is taking me to a different relationship in him. My prayers have changed towards how I’m praising him more then ever for my situation and thanking him for what his plan is eventhough I don’t know what it is, but I trust in whatever it is because I’m excited to fly like an eagle. I know gods hand is all over my life, my children’s and my wayward husband. I know God is going to save Claytons salvation and restore my marriage and I thank God he is going to remove this woman and give her his grace and understanding. I know God is creating the perfect messenger for my husband and he’s going to silence all others voices and let his be so loud there will be no confusion for Clayton to hear gods call to him to seek Jesus. Jesus is going to allow Clayton to put his life in Jesus hand and seek him first and then me as his wife and our boys. I praise god for his timing, because he has perfect timing. I thank God for you Jamie and all the life’s you are brining towards his truth. May he continue to bless you sister and all who read you Blog. Amen.

    1. I am not offended! Glad to see you back, though! I know the Lord will show you exactly what to do and when, and the timing of everything, sister! This anointing is for you, and He will give you wisdom beyond all need! James 1:5-6. I am praying for you!

  27. Robin Rush says:

    As I was reading this post, I said to myself, this sounds like some moments I’ve had. The Lord spoke ‘This spirit is in you’. Praise God for His Power and His Might!

  28. Raffeeza Soodoo says:

    Jamie, I need this Isacchar anointing in my life to keep me in check and balance of the time and season around me and my people. I have the gift of the spirit to discern but not time and season. I am thankful that Abba father is using your WiFi connection to connect to me on this wonderful subject. After reading your article, I saw a clearer picture of my stance under the authority and citizenship of heaven. I must enlighten you, that your name is not just Jamie you are an angel in the form of Jamie. You were sent to me in this season and time just as Deborah to bring about changes in my life. I firmly believe my atmosphere have already being shifted because God granted me favor by you angel Jamie.

    Thank you for standing with me angel Jamie.

    1. Hi there! “Angel” just means messenger, so I guess I’ll be a messenger! But all praise and credit go to God! He’s so good to speak to us and encourage us just when we need it!

  29. Thank you so much for this word. I’ve prayed and asked..in Jesus Name..Amen

  30. Mark Volmink says:

    Hi Jamie. I read your article above. Thank you.
    Can you send me more of your insights on ”understanding the times”?

    I live in South Africa , where we are experiencing a host of very complex political , social and economic challenges. I need to understand what God is saying to our nation, what new season God is planning for our country and what my role possibly is in that new season. Mark

  31. SHAUN HARDING says:

    Last year as I was doing some Bible reading and praying the word “Issachar” just popped into my head. I know it wasn’t me remembering a random name, it was way different to that. It was like a small, still voice just kind of put it there. So I started to research Issachar and find out all I could about him and the ensuing tribe. I still don’t fully understand why the name was given to me, and I’ve not been as assiduous in my studies since then, but it totally came flooding back into my thoughts yesterday. I read your piece on the anointing of Issachar and asked God for the gift, in earnest, once again. I then decided that it would be a good idea to share this with you, and your reading audience. I guess I’m looking for advice on the whole thing. I don’t think God talks to me a great deal, perhaps the odd thing here and there, but I try hard to search out the deep mysteries of the Bible (boy, that sounds somewhat overly dramatic, lol!!!!) This anointing would be awesome for me, so fulfilling I reckon. But what do I do? How do I go about receiving this wonderful gift? Would you guys pray for me and give me a spiritual leg-up? Thanks!!! 🙂

    1. Hi there! Happy to pray for you! All you have to do to receive the anointing of the sons of Issachar from the Lord is to ask for it. 🙂 And as far as God talking to you, His name is the Word. He always has something to say. 🙂 We simply have to learn to tune our ears in to Him like satellite receivers–focusing on His voice, rather than on the noise of the world.
      Hope this helps! Glad to have you in this community!
      Jamie

      1. SHAUN HARDING says:

        Thank you, I appreciate the welcome, and most definitely appreciate the prayers!!!! Boy, my wife and I (we are newly weds) certainly need them right now. God bless you Jamie, this is a fascinating blog 🙂

    2. Alyshia Strickland says:

      I had a similar experience! I was asleep and heard the Lord speak the word/name, “Issachar”. It was as clear as a bell and I’ve never forgotten it! Like you, I didn’t understand it. I searched the Bible and found a few things, but let it fade… when I read the blessing of Issachar by his father, I was a little disheartened, but after learning about the gift of wisdom given to the sons of Issachar, I felt a little better, lol. At the end of the day, I believe there is a connection to my calling of being an intercessor, but I’m still not positive.

  32. Nilda de Blanco says:

    Hola Jamie, DTB y sigas siendo un instrumento poderoso en la manos de nuestro Padre..
    hace varios dias atras estaba orando por la uncion de los hijos de Isacar, y no tenia ni idea como orar ni mucho menos el conocimiento de ellos…
    Gracias a tu comentario me ha confirmado que tambien me pertenece a mi y a mi familia….DTb. agradecida poderoso yus enseñanzas,Desde Venezuela Zulia Maracaibo…
    me suscribi para recibir los estydios por correo…gracias por pensar en nosotros…

  33. I’m so glad to have found this site ,when I was younger I had a gift I could see and dream of things happening, but didn’t understand it was a gift no one told me, it went away, now that I’m older I would love for it to return. Pray for God will be done.

    1. Hi Ruth! The gifts and call of God are irrevocable (Romans 11:29), so you still have the gift. If you want to see it manifest again, all you have to do is ask the Lord–and begin to steward what you have/see/notice, even if it’s just little drops at first! Might consider grabbing my Intro to Prophetic Ministry 101 webinar. It would be of great help to you, I believe.

  34. James Owusu says:

    Hi Jamie, my friends call me Jamie too although I’m James. I dream a lot and most of my dreams happen exactly the way I see them. I get lost in the presence of God and the feeling is awesome. Recently I’ve been asking God about what action to take next in my life and it makes me agree with you that discernment and the Issachar anointing are different. I believe I have discernment but don’t completely know what the times bring always. To bring into more perspective, I believe the Issachar anointing has discernment already embedded in it. An additional scripture for the sons of Issachar is Genesis 49:14, 15. God bless you Jamie

  35. Hey Jaime, I believe you meant to type in Esther 1:13 when you wrote “It is the periphrasis of statesmen that they know the times, Esther 1,.” Have an amazing day! Thank you for this. I am so very grateful right now!!!! God bless you

  36. I have always been fascinated by the sons of Issachar and often my prayer to be like them. Your blog is so insightful and I am so blessed by it. Thank you and God bless!

  37. Wow,
    This really blessed me.
    I was looking for some materials to back up what I would share on Sunday and this popped up.
    I am fed and will feed others.

  38. I prayed the Issachar prayer and now I see numbers especially 444 or 2222 what does it mean

    1. Hi Missouri, I would encourage you to study how God uses numbers in the Bible to learn about this. I have resources in my Gumroad store about how to understand dreams and visions. One of those lessons is about the Biblical study of numbers. It would be a big help to you as you learn to interpret God’s signs and messages!

    2. The 144000 will be from the tribes of Israel of which Issachar is one

  39. Gabriela Cruz says:

    Hi, I just read your article and it is very revelatory. My friend just told me that I have this anointing but I don’t know how to stir it up. she said stir it up!! Do you have any suggestions?

  40. Christian says:

    thanks so much,i have been enlighten about Issachar generation,after reading the article,am so greatfull and I will put it To work.God bless u

  41. One of my dear friends, who is also a Pastor, was in my Sunday School class on yesterday. After it was over, he expressed how much he enjoyed the lesson. He then asked me if I had ever heard of the Sons of Issachar. I told him I knew Issachar was one of the twelve tribes. He then explained that they were men who had an understanding of the times and he then expressed I was meant to hear that. It really peaked my interest so I began looking up information about the Sons of Issachar and here I am. Even as I child, I had experiences of de je vu, dreams coming true; knowing what would happen before it actually did. My parents would hide things from me and I could go in their room, stand in the middle of the floor, and go right to where they hid them. Of course, as a child, I didn’t think much of it. But when I became a believer of Christ, things began to make sense. Your article is right on time 🙂 and it has inspired me to dig a little deeper into this anointing. Thank you so much and I pray that God continue to use you for your good and for His glory!

  42. Hi Jamie, i am deeply stirred by this information. Recently the Lord showed me that the direction of the wind had changed for our church.
    I have a strong conviction that the anointing of the sons Issachar is not an individual anointing (which can lead to personal glory) but a corporate anointing, which is for God’s purposes in the earth. The ‘sons’ of Issachar shows that the anointing belongs to a group of people who are far more effective than an individual in moving and directing a nation or nations. Thank you very much for this, and i can’t wait to do some more research, as i feel it is of extreme importance for this to anointing to be upon us in these turbulent times. I am in South Africa.

  43. Thank you for this write ups

  44. Joel zhou says:

    I am living in Singapore I think I had a slight taste of how the Issachar announcing is like. I can prophecy which dates and time of a friend of mine to get into a job and also knowing when the disaster is striking in one of the country .
    This annointing is also teaches you the different between the good and bad one and warning of what is yet to come if u enter to a premise. Even when someone is about to cheat me I already know what is intending to do to me.

  45. Your post for the season that I’m in, have stirred, affirmed and taught me how the Issachar anointing is moving … thank you for blessing me Jamie …. AGAIN. 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼

  46. He rawe tēnei! This is awesome thank you.

    My pastor is teaching on the sons of Issachar and up until yesterday/Sunday Church in New Zealand i couldnt spell Issachar and unaware of his sons.

    Keen to learn about the favour of God on these people i launched into a study on the sons of Issachar this morning. Typed it up in google and a number of hits came up.

    Opened this and daraaah heaps of kōrero/interesting truths.

    Thank you.
    God bless you all,
    arohanui from Sonia in Hastings NZ

  47. Erika Respress says:

    I’m so grateful that I was led to this reading today. I’m overwhelmed at how true this is for me. It’s helped me to understand more clearly what has been taking place in my prayer life.

  48. Kocabelle says:

    I got this “sons of Issachar” in a dream. I really didn’t know anything about them. So I decided to google it in attempt to understand what the dream means. And I’m soooo glad I fell on this article on your blog. God bless you so very much. Thank you for sharing the discoveries of your long years of dealings on this subject with us. I understand a lot better what the dream means and I’m ready to pray according to God’s will. Thanks to you.
    Again, may Papa bless you plenty.

  49. Keep in mind there are actual sons of Issachar. Perhaps you can find them and help them. Peace and Blessings

  50. Christabel Oyin says:

    I am ending 2019 and reading your insightful and fantastic message. i encourage you with my comments and I will try to keep in touch to send support to your work for the Lord.

  51. This is very insightful. Thanks for sharing Jamie. Praying for this anointing for this year 2020. Happy New year.

  52. Luke D. Kure says:

    Wow! Thank you for the teaching.

  53. Bernard Maina says:

    This piece is awesome. It has greatly enlightened me. I have discovered that I possess traits of a word of discernment gift. It’s now apparent to me that I need to pray for the annoiting of the sons of issachar earnestly. I will henceforth pray diligently for the annoiting.
    Thank you so much and may God bless you for your eye enlightment sermon.

  54. Thanks for this informative information about Issachar. I was doing my bible study and wanted to know more about Issachar blessings and knowledge of God. Thanks for including prayers and scriptures with this blog. I pray blessings to you and your ministry.

    C.K.

  55. Insightful!
    Got a lot to pray about
    My best part was to ASK, and pay attention to what God is doing
    Thank you Jamie, i am blessed.
    Blessing from Nigeria

  56. Treava V Barnes says:

    I have been reading in the book of Genesis for the last month or so. This week I started hearing the Sons of Issachar. I’m thought to myself, why are you thinking about them? I never knew who they really were besides hearing in church.
    I have been assisting my pastor on a prayer line for about a month. Everyday I try to read 5 chapters of Genesis. Well didn’t I come across the blessing of Issachar. It came back to my mind about the Sons of Issachar.
    It blew my mind the things I learned in this article. I feel like God bless me with this mantle as a child and has helped me through out my life and career.
    My question is do I still pray for this anointing if I already feel I have this anointing?

  57. I woke up this morning wondering what I was going to read and study on and the sons of Issachar came to mind. I have heard and have started seeing preachers/teachers/apostles/prophets starting to speak on Issachar, but I haven’t stop until now to read or study about them. My problem is someone what similar to yours. I continue almost everyday see the numbers 8 16 and 9 11. I could be watching a game and the time would show that there is 8:16 or 9:11 left in a game. I would work and look at my watch and it would show 8:16 or 9:11. I got to the point that I try not to look at my watch, but then walk round the house and see it on the microwave or stove or someone would text me or call me at these times. I am trying my best to figure out why and what is so important about 8:16 (that is my birthday) and 9 11 (twin towers/emergency). But on top of this I have dejavue. When I can’t remember my dreams, but sometime later in weeks or months I feel as though I’ve seen this somewhere or been there and done that. I’ve been trying to figure out why this is happening, but keep running into walls. Maybe it has been revealed but I just can’t seem to grasp it or afraid to. Why me? This is my first time visiting this site and I’m glad I did. God bless

  58. Hi Jamie I thought I knew what I had to do to understand the timing of God. However, after reading this, I realized what I actually needed to know.
    thank you

  59. DEREK SMITH says:

    Dear Jamie, Thank you so much for study on the Son’s of Issachar. Very informative. Just as enlightening and informative is reading the comments from your readers. Read them all on this topic. Puts things in perspective. I have always asked God for wisdom from a teenager..in my early 60’s now. God has given wisdom and the discernment definitely comes with it. As I am involved with public office and seeking a more prominent role to serve my country, The Bahamas, through politics, I am really asking God for HIS magnification to specifics and timing with ideas, discernment in the direction HE wants not only me but my country to go.
    As a seed of Abraham through Faith in Christ Jesus; mines to ask. Pray for me and my country that my people would listen to the times and we follow God’s ways; like the Son’s of Issachar. Blessings to you and your ministry.
    May God give each seeker the desire’s of their hearts according to His Glory and not ours.

  60. Debby Lee Macchione says:

    Thank you for the post of the Sons of Issachar. Yesterday (8/3/20) I woke up to hearing those words, “Sons of Issachar” and wasn’t sure what that was about! I found this post and it shed great light on what the Lord was saying to me. In the past I have ‘known’ things and not sure why, but they have prepared me for things happening in my life. I am praying for this anointing to come more upon me as I pray for our nation and the world. Thank you for your study and work. Blessings upon you!

  61. Emmanuel Ennin says:

    Thank you very much for your message. God bless you Please I have a question. when Jacob was blessing his children, he predicted Isacchar will be a slave but we now read about them as “people who have UNDERSTANDING and know what Israel ought to do and also their leaders were HEADS …What could have happened for people who were predicted to be slaves to become leaders.. “supposed slaves became Thinkers” ??

  62. Aurora Rodriguez says:

    We have just formed an intercessory prayer group called, “Union Intercessors.” The main purpose of the Group is to pray and intercede for the upcoming elections 2020. As we were praying one of the ladies asked who were the Sons of Issachar. My husband gave them a brief answer as to who they were in the Bible. Many years ago twice they prophesied over my husband and I that we would be like the Sons of Issachar. I am an intercessor and so is my husband we move in the gift of prophecy. We had forgotten about what had been prophesied over us years ago. I started to look up the Sons of Issachar this morning and came upon your teaching. I noticed in your teaching that you mention Deborah and how the sons of Issachar unified to support her. I am also under the Deborah anointing since 1993. I belonged to the Daughter’s of Deborah under John Paul Jackson’s mother, Ester. All of this is now going thru my thoughts as I am beginning to see a picture unfolding before me. As an Intercessor my main calling is to pray for America and Israel . I can see how important it is to activate this anointing in me for such a time as this and my husband.
    Thank you for your indepth teaching on the Sons of Issachar.
    Blessings, Aurora Rodriguez

    1. Hi Aurora, blessings to you! Thank you so much for standing in prayer for truth and righteousness! And, thank you for reading!
      Have a super day,
      Jamie

  63. alean dorsey says:

    Hi Jamie loved what you wrote about the sons of Issachar. I was sitting on the side of my bed on last evening and all of a sudden it dropped in my spirit Issachar. So from yesterday I have been trying to learn about the sons of Issachar. Don’t know why I am being directed in this path but your information has helped me out and as the prayers that are in this article I will write them down and pull them in my daily prayers as well. Thanks for your hard work and insight it has helped me understand the sons of Issachar a lot better.

  64. Rita R. Brav says:

    In my walk with God, I do not believe in coincidence. The date is November 11, lately its been popping in the FB page even in you tube and I do not know the significance of it other than an online shopping sale, but as I was browsing the net, there’s just a thought that tells me to look for the sons of Issachar and then I read your blog as I was searching for it. I was amazed by the date and its revelation. Thanks for allowing God to use you mightily and for sharing your wisdom with us. May God bless you and give you strength in all of your labors.

  65. Rita R. Brav says:

    In my walk with God, I do not believe in coincidence. The date is November 11, lately its been popping in the FB page even in you tube and I do not know the significance of it other than an online shopping sale, but as I was browsing the net, there’s just a thought that tells me to look for the sons of Issachar and then I read your blog as I was searching for it. I was amazed by the date you mentioned and its revelation. Thanks for allowing God to use you mightily and for sharing your wisdom with us. May God bless you and give you strength in all of your labors.

  66. Mathews Shumba says:

    Hello,this is so powerful, and you have open my spiritual eyes.bless you man of God for coming up with such teaching of Issachar anointing.

  67. Annanson John says:

    Timeless and timely prophetic teachings! Revealing and Relieving. Thank you Prophetess Jamie. As a matter of fact I am delivered from the fear of the study and topic of “astronomy and astrology”. This spirit ignorance and fear is gone! Hallelujah!

  68. Barbara Egbuwoku says:

    Thank you Jamie for giving so much light on the Sons of Issachar. In the last one year I have been praying to God to give me the vision for the future and then I stumbled into your message when I was asked to pray for the Issachar’s anointing during praying and fasting. This has opened my eyes and now I have asked my Father to endue me with the the wisdom to discern times and season. We live in a season where we need to have our game on on spiritual matters.

    God bless you.
    Barbara from Nigeria

  69. Thanks Jamie for this insightful article! I was looking for more information on the sons of Issachar, I was not aware that one could actually pray for the anointing of the spirit of the sons of Issachar.
    Thanks so much and more grace!

  70. I pray for the anointing of Issachar to discern the season of my promised. I heard Him in that ssmall voice telling me to study the 12Tribes of Israel.

  71. I love your teaching. Enlightening. I too asked for the anointing of the sons of Issachar in the Name of Jesus Christ. Thank you and God Bless you.

  72. I was listening to a message about swift response to God’s timing this morning and the anchor scripture was 1 Chronicles 12:32…..the sons of Issachar. More search brought me to your page and yes, I’m filled with more. Thanks and God’s blessings on your calling.

  73. This has been a blessing for me! One year ago June 2021 the Spirit of GOD placed me on a year long fast for the youth and those who have stepped out of the will of GOD through addictions and worldly concerns but the victims (loved ones) were crying out to HIM. My assignment included me starting a broadcast on social media discussing the Word according to how HE explained it to me. I was given the title: 11:11 . HE instructed me to continue until released me. I have not been released. I want more of HIM so asking for blessing of Issachar (somewhat already have) shall be strengthening to me in the journey I’m on presently! Thank you

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