Month 1:1, Rosh Chodesh, Year:Day 5937:001 AM|
ROSH CHODESH I (Rishon haChodesh) SACRED NEW YEAR, AVIV 1
Gregorian Calendar: Wednesday 10 April 2013
Rosh Chodesh I, Aviv 1
New Year Proclamation to
All the House of Messianic Israel -
Prophetic Revelation on Covering
for the Day & Year of Blossoming
Continued from Part 1
"Then Moses went up into the mountain, and a cloud covered the mountain. Now the glory of Yahweh rested on Mount Sinai, and the cloud covered it six days. And on the seventh day He called to Moses out of the midst of the cloud. The sight of the glory of Yahweh was like a consuming fire on the top of the mountain in the eyes of the children of Israel. So Moses went into the midst of the cloud and went up into the mountain. And Moses was on the mountain forty days and forty nights" (Ex.24:15-18, NKJV).
Chag sameach Rosh Chodesh kol beit Yisra'el and the beginning of the Biblical New Year, the first day of the first month or Aviv.
I expect you are wondering why I have prefaced by sermon to you today by a passage of scripture that is tied up with the Festival of Shavu'ot (Pentecost) that is some way down the time-line yet. I am doing so because Shavu'ot, which is on 5 August, is going to be spiritually pivotal this year, and this passage is all about the special covering that surrounds Yahweh's presence whether on a mountain (as in this example) or in a living soul. I shall be both directly and indirectly pointing to it in my sermons and devotionals over the next few months for this reason.
Vision of the Burned Clothing
Today is 'Day Zero' in the 7-0-1 Revelation. I was up praying early this morning and was shown a vision. I saw next to me, a pile of ashes on the floor, the incinerated remains of my clothing. When I later got up I felt this strange tingling all over my arms and shoulders like I was wearing something invisible. I felt light and at shalom (peace). Something had happened that it was new, fresh and tov (good). Something hopefully was underway. It was then that I was told in outline what my message would be for you tomorrow, Day #1 in the 7-0-1 sequence.
Is Gad Also Sweden?
Just prior to this while I was meditating deeply on what had happened, I was given the following Scripture:
Of all the twelve tribes of Israel, Gad is probably the one I know the least about. There are many like Yair Davidy who believe that Gad is the nation of Sweden. I have always believed it was Naphtali and have taught as much. However, it's easy to forget that Sweden is, in actual fact, three Germanic nations consisting of Svealand (the Swedes), Götaland (the Goths or Geats) and the island of Gotland (the Gutes) with their own distinct geographical regions, which fused into a single monarchy. This is why the national emblem of Sweden consists of three crowns. So it may well be that there are two or more Israelite tribes in this land. I myself live in the Götaland area with its capital Göteborg (Gothenburg).
"Blessed be Gad, in his wide domain; he couches like a lion tearing an arm or a scalp. He chose the best [land] for himself, for to him was allotted a ruler's portion, when the chiefs of the people were assembled together. He did what Yahweh deemed right, observing the ordinances of Yahweh" (Dt.33:20-21, NEB).
I believe this passage of scripture, which appears in the Song of Moses (Dt.31:30-32:47), is a prophecy that particularly concerns our day and the rôle Scandinavia is to have in the very last days as a centre of revival and restoration. But I shall hopefully have more to say about this tomorrow.
A Message for the Remnant: Walkers Not Talkers
The message I am to give this morning, like yesterday's, is to the Remnant whether she be gathered or ungathered, delivered or undelivered, oppressed or free. It is for those who desire with all their levim (hearts) to surrender their lives fully to Yah'shua our Messiah (Jesus Christ), live every precept of New Covenant Torah without compromise as Gad did, who love and want to implement Divine Tavnith (Pattern), who desire to gather together with other like-minded souls in the twelve places Yahweh has ordained for the very end-time, who abhor the wicked world system, both secular and religious, and who are willing to be obedient to Yahweh even to the forfeiture of their lives if necessary. This is a message for the walkers, not the talkers.
A Hard Wait
All of you, without exception, have had a long, trying and tiring waiting period, sometimes under harsh conditions, and have wondered when your deliverance and calling would come. Some of you are still wrestling with the meatier doctrines of the Kingdom and though you are willing to do what is right, no matter the cost, you are equally anxious not to make mistakes you will regret because you have perhaps followed men who had promise but who turned not not at all what you hoped they would be. You are passionate for emet (truth) but circumspect, ready to serve but don't want to follow any self-promoting charlatans bent on carving out personal kingdoms, alarmed by world trends but not wanting to succumb to hysteria, so you have held your ground where you are.
Hot Potatoes and Lashon Hara
Many of you have come searching here only to flee because of those 'hot potato' teachings I mentioned. Indeed, some of you have been scared off, run away, and returned later. Some of you have done this several times! Many of you have come across nasty lashon hara or evil-speaking levelled against us and have rightly been concerned not to get involved with any work that might be tainted by gross sin or false teaching. And whilst we are strictly commanded not to listen to gossip, slander and tale-bearing, we are also commanded to test everything and to test those leaders claiming to have been called of Elohim (God). Some of you have even put on on-line disguises to do that testing!
Seeking and Testing
If you are a father concerned about your family, you are absolutely right to test and to take the time you need before the Ruach (Spirit) bears affirmative witness where you are to go and serve. Most of you have been serving alone with your families, or remaining in your old churches and assemblies, awaiting a clear Davar Elohim (Word of God) to move on. In this you have done right. I shall be speaking more of this tomorrow which, even though it is not a moed (appointment) of Yahweh, is a day I am to devote speaking to those called up to this work. I will hopefully have a word by tomorrow evening.
Preparing for the Year Ahead and Physical Prepping
My purpose today is to prepare the Remnant for the year ahead and guide you in the steps you must take to secure the safety of your families. I am not going to talk to you about physical preparation or 'prepping' as I have done that ad nauseam over the last few years. Those who still have not done anything are not likely to do much, or anything, now. If you are still prepping, aim to be finished at the very latest by the end of June. I am not saying that that is exactly when there will be 'collapse', though it might well come then, but that this is a very clear impression I am getting from the Ruach (Spirit) to be ready by. It could be a Cyprus-like event like the banks confiscating all your savings or it might be something else or a combination of different things. I don't know as Yahweh has not chosen to make me a party to that kind of information. I would certainly not want to have much, if anything, in any bank account by then, and don't mean to. I deposit only enough to pay monthly bills.
Obama's Microchipping Program
I also hope that none of you in America (for the moment) is seriously considering accepting Obama's compulsory RIFD chips in the upper right arm if and when he tries to force them on the populace in connection with 'Obamacare'. The implanting of non-biological devices, whether for tracking, behaviour modification or containing medical information, is a serious business not just because of these functions, but can be used - as they are in satanism - for 'marking' people for demonic control. Unless it's a pace-maker or some other essential medical device, you absolutely do not want any kind of implants in your body, if for no other reasons they are known to induce cancer!
My message today is, however, about spiritual 'prepping' and in particular instructing fathers and husbands on their legal rights and obligations under New Covenant Torah to ensure their families are properly covered. It follows that if you think the Torah has been 'done away with' or 'nailed to the cross' that you'll neither listen nor believe what I am going to say, in which case this message is not for you and you must deal with what is already here and is coming without that protection. I do not envy you.
Types of Covering
There are three areas of covering that I wish to cover now, all of which are important.
Those who have been born again and spiritually regenerated, who have repented of their sins and received free pardon and an infilling of the Ruach haQodesh (Holy Spirit) by emunah (faith) are covered by the blood of Messiah in the general sense. This spiritual transformation is explained in the symbolic meaning behind the Spring Festivals of Pesach (Passover), Chag haMatazah (Unleavaned Bread) and Yom haBikkurim (Firstfruits).
Receiving Messiah is a three-fold covenant which you are expected to renew each year at the appointed times. They consist of the following:
Once Saved, Stay Saved!
- 1. Accepting the Blood of the Lamb, Yah'shua (Jesus), as your perpetual covering as represented by Pesach (Passover);
- 2. Covenanting to remove all sin out of your life as represented by Chag haMatazah (Unleavaned Bread) by making teshuvah (repenting), forsaking sin and making restitution where possible; and
- 3. Covenanting to follow the Messiah all the days of your life as a faithful talmid (disciple) by remaining immersed in Him - and only Him - as your perpetual Derech (Way), Emet (Truth) and Chayim (Life), as represented by Yom haBikkurim and the ordinance of baptism.
Because it is possible to fall away and walk out of your salvation through rebellion and loss of emunah (faith) - there is no such thing as 'Once Saved, Always Saved' - the festivals are given by Yahweh for covenant renewal at the appointed times according to the Creation Calendar at which time special spiritual blessings are made available because of obedience and physical blessings because of alignment with nature. Initial salvation (or 'salvation past') is free and unearned - we could never purchase it by our deeds - but we are required to maintain that salvation by walking in obedience to our covenants and to Yahweh's mitzvot (commandments). Therefore the apostle said:
Maintaining Salvation in the Present
This is salvation-present which, as you can see, requires effort.
"Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling; for it is Elohim (God) who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure. Do all things without complaining and disputing, that you may become blameless and harmless, children of Elohim (God) without fault in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world, holding fast the Davar Chayim (Word of Life)" (Phil.2:12-16, NKJV).
Finally Yah'shua (Jesus) Himself reminds us that salvation is not finalised until the end of life:
If you don't endure - if you don't repent when you renew your covenants, keeping your eyes on Messiah, - you will not stay saved.
"He who endures to the end will be saved" (Matt.10:22, NKJV).
Spring Covenants of Youth and Immaturity
These three covenants are private and personal. They are the beginning of our walk with Messiah. These may with some justification be termed the Covenants of Youth. When likened to marriage, they are to be viewed as an Engagement to Messiah - not Betrothal and not full Marriage.
Shavu'ot and Citizenship
However, that is not the end of the matter, as Evangelical Christianity would have you believe, for we must move into the next dimension to the Communal Covenant. This is where Shavu'ot plays a pivotal rôle. Here we enter into our allegorical betrothal to Yah'shua (Jesus) by entering covenants of obedience to the mitzvot (commandments) of Torah and where we enter into spiritual and temporal Kingdom of Israel as citizens.
From Evangelical Christian to Messianic Israelite
An Evangelical Christian is one who is born-again. A Messianic Israelite is an Evangelical Christian who has ceased being single in Messiah but entered, by covenant, into the Corporate Body of Messiah. To do so means living a distinctive lifestyle. Here those sins we have covenanted to forsake and foreswear at Chag haMatzah, which are summarised in the Two Great Commandments to love Yahweh with all your lev (heart) and your neighbour as yourself, are laid out clearly and specifically as the Ten Devarim or Commandments as a summary of the many hundreds of others that we are to learn and implement as evidence of our ahavah (love) for Him.
Torah-Obedience is the Evidence of Our Love for Messiah
The Path That Leads to Becoming the Bride
"Whoever believes that Yah'shua (Jesus) is the Messiah is born of Elohim (God), and everyone who loves Him who begot also loves him who is begotten of Him. By this we know that we love the children of Elohim (God), when we love Elohim (God) and keep His mitzvot (commandments). For this is the ahavah (love) of Elohim (God), that we keep His mitzvot (commandments). And His mitzvot (commandments) are not burdensome. For whatever is born of Elohim (God) overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world -- our emunah (faith). Who is he who overcomes the world, but he who believes (trusts) that Yah'shua (Jesus) is the Son of Elohim (God)?" (1 John 5:1-5, NKJV).
Every Shavu'ot (Pentecost, Weeks) according to the true calendar, the qodeshim (set-apart ones, saints) are commanded to assemble and renew their covenants, or to enter covenants for the first time by becoming Bar or Bat Mitzvah. By faithfully adhering to this betrothal covenant the talmid (disciple) prepares for full marriage at Sukkot (Tabernacles). Only then does he or she qualify to be a member of the Bride of Christ to inherit the first resurrection.
The Three Coverings
I rehearse all of this sacred tavnith because it is clearly important. For at each of the three seasons of festivals - spring, summer and autumn (fall) - come three progressive coverings, all of which are important. Clearly a woman who is married is more covered than one who is bethrothed who is more covered than one who is dedicated or engaged because there is greater committment, greater engagement and greater melding the longer and deeper the relationship is in true tavnith (pattern). I underline tavnith because covering is undone by false patterns of being just as our salvation is only real if there has been real conversion and is not merely the fruit of lip-service.
Adequate Spiritual Protection is Essential to Survival
This may sound merely 'theoretical' at first until you test it in real life where the believer is constantly under assault. The one who is weakly covered soon yields to the pressures of the enemy to conform to the dominant spirits of the world. Like someone working with radioactive materials in protective clothing only a proper spiritual covering renders proper spiritual protection. And the world is getting more and more dangerous to live in as man curses the land and everything he touches by his surrender to, and indulgence in, that Torah-rebellion that leads wickedness and demonic infestation. Not only does the believer stand in great of need of personal covering by virtue of his personal relationship to Yah'shua (Jesus) but also national covering by virtue of his place in Messianic Israel. A larger branch is always better protected than a small one.
The Calendar is Vitally Important
A word about the Calendar. There are those who are very liberal who say that it is impossible to come to unity about the divine calendar and that Yah'shua (Jesus) will 'fix it' when He returns. Until then we must be 'tolerant' of one another's various interpretations. As a result some have made compromises and have even chosen what I consider to be an 'ecumenical' calendar of sorts. They are wrong. There is nothing ambigious about Yahweh's Calendar if you strictly adhere to Scripture and reject all man-made traditions. Yahweh does not ask us to do the impossible. There is nothing complicated about it. And it does absolutely matter. So we cannot afford to be liberal. We are to assemble at the appointed times in all generations. We do not acknowledge that the modern Talmudists occupy the 'Seat of Moses' and therefore we do not follow their corrupt calendar. In Yah'shua's (Jesus) day the Sadducees occupied that Seat and observed the correct Calendar unlike the Pharisees. Yah'shua (Jesus) transferred toqef (authority) from the Sadducees to the Apostles. So as far as toqef (authority) is concerned, we are apostolic. We do not follow after the errors of Judaism.
It's Not So Hard
If it wasn't too hard for the ancients (when they weren't in apostacy) then it isn't too hard for us to confirm and live the Creator's Calendar. One of the signs of Messianic Israel is gathering at the appointed times for covenant-making, worship and communion. This year, if you don't get it right, you'll be gathering for Shavu'ot nearly three months too early!
THE THREE CONFLICTING CALENDAR SYSTEMS FOR 2013
The Creation Calendar Re-links Man Back to Nature
I must emphasise most strongly that assembling on the right days and at the right times establishes the discipline required of spiritual growth and maturation because to Yahweh they are all one. He does not separate physcial from spiritual, for they are echad (one) to Him as they should be to us. Indeed, the thing that makes Yahweh's luni-solar calendar different from all the other ones is that it purposefully links man to the Creation - to nature! That is a subject all in itself that I will address another time. So, yes, we are supposed to be connected to nature - not to worship it, of course (or, even more ridiculously as some silly solar sabbatarians assert, to worship the moon), but walk in harmony with it as Yahweh ordained in the beginning in Eden. For those of you interested in health and food, you will find this topic especially interesting. One of the reasons we are so ill (aside from all the poison we are eating, drinking and breathing, and aside from the sinning that breaks covenant and opens us up to enemy attack) is because we have become disconnected from the creation itself which Yahweh never intended. Here the New Agers, who are basically earth-worshippers, are a step ahead of the solar sabbatarians. Being connected to Yahweh through Yah'shua (Jesus) and to His Creation is what completes man because that is the what we were built for! So much wisdom becomes available to the soul in harmony with both as the Creator intended.
Back to the Soil
I have found myself, since yielding to the Creation Calendar, being irresistably being drawn back to the soil. Our home is awash with sprouting plants as we plan out our biggest vegetable garden yet. But we are also discovering how little we know about existential nature and are having to learn a whole new way of being. It is what I have wanted to do for a very long time. We were not designed by Yahweh for the concrete jungle but for simple rural life: let "every one of you eat from his own vine and every one from his own fig tree, and every one of you drink the waters of his own cistern" (Isa.36:16, NKJV) and "everyone shall sit under his vine and under his fig tree" (Mic.4:4, NKJV). Coming from a city boy like myself who was once never more at home than in Kuala Lumpur, Oxford, or Oslo, this has been quite a big change though I had my mental prepping in rural Surrey too where fruit trees and a vegetable garden were a part of my teens. Most of us, in order to survive and be free from the planned slavery of the New Order, are being driven back to the land anyway where the Creation Calendar finds its natural home.
Aviv, the Month of Blossoming
The month of Aviv, which begins today, is the first month of the Creation Calendar and the only one specifically given a name by Yahweh . It means, literally, 'blossoming' or the Month of Blossoms. In spite of a planet collapsing economically, on the brink of a world war and being slowly poisoned to death by genetically-modified food, this is the Month of Blossoming for Yah's elect if they so choose it to be. I have said before that there is no heavenly or earthly reason for any of us to go under with the rest of mankind who refuse to trust in, or submit to, Yahweh. However, we must do things Yahweh's way and not according to the traditions of man.
Carry Only What You Are Supposed To
This means, also, that we must put our problems into perspective by not trying to carry what is supposed to be given to Messiah to carry. He is Deity, we are mere human and were not designed to carry crushing loads. He is our Deliverer and Saviour precidely because He is our sin-bearer. Whether because we are ignorant (not knowing the the parameters of the Besorah/Gospel) or prideful (because we want to be a 'messiah' of sorts when we are not) we are to allow Him to be both Master and our Passover Covering. We will not manage it without Him without becoming spiritual cripples because of enemy ravagings. Knowing our place in the Divine Hierarchy is therefore of the essence to survival and prosperity in this world of moral, ethical and spiritual decline. The Enemy will make it his supreme task to undermine your confidence and trust in the Sin-Bearer so that, like the Amalekites of old who trailed the stragglers amongst the Israelites in their wanderings through the Sinai desert, he can pick you off and destroy you.
The Man's Responsibility
Every one of you has a rôle in this scenario. We will begin with the men to whom has been given the responsibility of protection of the family. Because of your calling as family head, what you do will profoundly affect the securuity of your wives and children. If you abandon your high and qodesh (holy, set-apart) calling, they will suffer because of the way that Yahweh has established His order in Creation. If you don't deal with your sin issues you are exposing the very ones you love and who need your protection. And I am not just speaking of phsyical protection but about the man's calling to be the spiritual shield of his family against the darts of the enemy. This means he must get his attention off self and onto Messiah Yah'shua (Jesus).
Taking Back Manhood
Am I saying this is easy? Not necessarily, but what I am saying is that a grown man - one who 20 years old or more - is not a boy any longer and not longer has the right to behave like one and cannot be expected to be treated as one either. I realise that in this narcissistic age of self-worship and self-pity this will mean that boys will have to be rudely awakened and shaken until they step up and become the men Yahweh called them to be. This means men have got to awaken to their true gender, throw off the shackles of the artificial one that Marxist feminist secularism is trying to impose upon them in order to neuter them, and assume their divinely-appointed rôle as heads. He must assume his responsibilities, guard the mitzvot (commandments) Yahweh has given to him as a man and allow no-one to seize them from him, however unpopular that may make him and no matter what temporary conflict this may provoke. For repentance is never without a fight. He must take back the toqef (authority) that Yahweh has given him 'and the rest be damned'. If that sounds rude or brutal I make no apology for it for an emasculated man is of no use to anyone. He has to take back his masculinity - his manhood. And this is not so that he can behave like some autocratic feudal lord but so that He can protect and provide.
Taking Back Womanhood
A parallel battle faces the woman in today's Marxist unisexual society which seeks to defeminise her and put her in the unnatural rôle as breadwinner and family head or at least a co-head. She was not designed by Yahweh to be a covering but to be a nurturer. Yes, she is to guard and cover her children but that she can only sucecssfully do if she in turn is covered by her husband who is in turn covered by Messiah. This requires mutual surrendering or submission on the paryt of both men and women to Yahweh's Emet (Truth) - both to Messiah Yah'shua (Jesus) and to the Davar Elohim (Word of God) or Scriptures; and her surrendering to her husband in divine tavnith, and his surrendering to Yah'shua (Jesus) in the same tavnith (pattern). Both must be in tavnith in their respective spheres which must not be confused.
Give the Enemy No Foothold
These are not small responsibilities whether it be as one who leads or one who submits - whether it be the husband submitting to Yah'shua (Jesus) or the wife submitting to her husband in all areas, not selective ones. I repeat, when we refuse to operate our lives in this way we expose and hurt one another and offer the Enemy a foothold onto qodesh (holy, set-apart) spiritual, emotional, mental and physical territory. Many believers are going to be overwhelmed and destroyed because they refused to follow the divine order. I can't minimise that and if I were to, I would be doing you a gross disservice.
Know Your Torah
None of this is achievable without much prayer, Scripture study and conscious spiritual equipping. You have to discipline yourself to be regular and consistent in these things as you are in eating three square meals a day. This means that you must know your Torah responsibilities and privileges, know them well, and impliment them diligently. And if you don't know your Torah, let alone disbelieve it or have sucumbed to the lie that it has been 'done away with', you and your families are going to dearly suffer. I'll not mince my words here because I dare not, however unpopular they may be with the current philosophical, political and psychiatric fads of this uncovered, sin-drenched world that so many believers have foolishly embraced.
The Restoration of Covenants This Year
Supernatural covering and supernatural equipping is required to fight the battles ahead this year. Assembling both as saved individuals and covenanted Israelites at the appointed times according to the true Creation Calendar and not the false traditions of the Romanists and Jews is also vitally important. You need to get into the habit of walking in, and regularly renewing, your covenants. This year we are going to be incorporating them into the moedim.
Spiritual Power or the Gassing Off of Proud and Foolish Men
But the restoration of Messianic Israel is not just about the recovery of true doctrine and practice, vitally important though these are, but also the establishment of Qodesh (set-apart, holy) Family Order, and Clan Order, and Tribe Order, and National Order. For this to be accomplished there has to be real spiritual power and not just talk. If spiritual power is not manifest - something that comes solely by the Will of Yahweh and not of man - then all the pontificating, parading of organisations, playing around with new and iffy 'canons' of Scripture and high-and-mighty 'Beit Din's' will be seen to be nothing more than vaccuous works of proud and spiritually lifeless men with fancy Hebrew names and titles letting off a lot of gas.
Yahweh will work through those who are meek, filled with authentic ahavah (love) and of emunah (faith) in the proper Israelite family order and tavnith (pattern). Where the true spiritual mishkan or tabernacle of Elohim is, there the pillar of fire will be seen by night and the cloud by day, and no mistaking them either.
Believe it and expect nothing less.
"When Yahweh has washed away the filth of the daughters of Zion, and purged the blood of Jerusalem from her midst, by the spirit of judgment and by the spirit of burning, then Yahweh will create above every dwelling place of Mount Zion, and above her assemblies, a cloud and smoke by day and the shining of a flaming fire by night. For over all the glory there will be a covering. And there will be a tabernacle for shade in the daytime from the heat, for a place of refuge, and for a shelter from storm and rain" (Isa.4:4-6, NKJV).
"In that day the Branch of Yahweh shall be beautiful and glorious" (Isa.4:2, NKJV).
Continued in Part 3
 The names found in Judaism (e.g. Nisan, Tammuz) are all borrowed from Babylonian paganism