Month 4:29, Week 4:7 (Shibi'i/Sukkot), Year:Day 5937:118 AM|
SHABBAT 4:4, SHAVU'OT, 7 Sabbaths + Omer Count Day #50
Gregorian Calendar: Monday 5 August 2013
Waiting for the Great Hinge of Change
UNDERSTANDING THE COVENANT & PREPARATIONS
"Then [Yah'shua (Jesus)] said to them, 'These are the words which I spoke to you while I was still with you, that all things must be fulfilled which were written in the Torah (Law) of Moses and the Nevi'im (Prophets) and the Psalms concerning Me.' And He opened their understanding, that they might comprehend the Scriptures. Then He said to them, 'Thus it is written, and thus it was necessary for the Messiah to suffer and to rise from the dead the third day, and that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in His name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. And you are witnesses of these things. Behold, I send the Promise of My Father upon you; but tarry in the city of Jerusalem until you are endued with power from on high'" (Luke 24:44-49, NKJV).
Shabbat shalom and Chag Sameach Shavu'ot kol beit Yisra'el! Welcome to this annual moed (appointment) of Yahweh known also as the Festival of Weeks and Pentecost. It is not one of the spring festivals, as it is almost universally miscalculated by both Messianic and Talmudic (non-Messianic) Judaism, but is biblical Israel's summer festival belonging to end of the fourth biblical month . What this means is that most festival-keepers have already observed this many weeks too early and have missed a priceless opportunity to meet with Elohim (God) to receive His Davar (Word) for this pivotal time.
The Day's Program
We will be having two sessions today - one in the morning and the second in the afternoon - as we have quite a bit to cover and I won't want everyone to be overwhelmed. I also want to give opportunity to those who are ready for Shavu'ot but who have not yet been baptised, so that they can be baptised before the Shavu'ot covenant-taking this afternoon. So this will be the format of today's assemblies.
Time to Be Very Sober
For some months now I have felt that this day would be a critical one for all of us. Important decisions need to be made today and really ought to have been made before you came to assembly here. The word 'important' is perhaps too mild a word because what we face in only a short period of time will change all of our lives permanently. And I don't just mean this ministry of believers in general - I mean the whole world. What follows this summer festival, and the autumn (fall) ones in a few weeks, is going to make or break millions of people. Though I hope sobriety marks every prophetic statement I am called to give at these special times - and I will probably have more to say about this at Rosh Chodesh in a couple of days' time - I hope you sense a greater degree of sobriety in my voice than usual.
The Responsibility of Being a Prophetic Teacher
It is not uncommon or untypical of those given a prophet davar (word) to be ignored or scorned, as you well know. Part of this is the fault of the carnal nature and the spirit of doubt which it nurtures, and part of it is the fault of the false prophets of all faiths who invariably get it wrong because they are not listening to the true Elohim (God). Having been burned once for being presumptuous, I am hyper-careful, because I fear the consequences of saying anything in Yahweh's Name that may be wrong and therefore of the flesh. And by 'consequences' I do not mean the scorn of people, because I long ago ceased to care about that, but the wrath of Yahweh who is not only a righteous, loving and gracious Elohim (God), but also a just one. There are always consequences for sin, and grave consequences for willful, unrepentant sinning, especially for teachers of the Davar (Word), for as it is written: "let not many of you become teachers, knowing that we shall receive a stricter judgment" (James 3:1, NKJV). I am accutely aware of the responsibility of delivering messages such as these, therefore.
On the Weighing Scales
The last few days have been of great struggling for me personally as I have allowed myself to be weighed on the scales of His righteousness and emet (truth). And the weighing continues. Thanks to one of the brethren who is visiting with us for this moed I have received another important key to the festivals and especially to this one of Shavu'ot (Weeks, Pentecost) which I must share with you before we get into other matters, as it will explain much of what may seem explicable to us in terms of our sufferings.
The Three Fruits Festivals
There are, as you know, three annual harvest festivals which we are commanded to observe, though only one of them - the first - is actually named as such. They are the barley, wheat and grape harvests and correspond to Yom haBikkurim, Shavu'ot and Sukkot, and traditionally known as Firstfruits, Weeks or 'Sevens' (not 'Pentecost') and Tabernacles/Booths, respectively. These are the first-fruit, second-fruit, and third-fruit feasts of barley, wheat and grapes, and correspond to the spiritual fruits of the believer who has been walking in obedience to the mitzvot (commandments) and in the Ruach haQodesh (Holy Spirit).
The bringing forth of these 'fruits', however, comes at a price. At Yom haBikkurim (Firstfruits) the barley is winnowed with a fork by being tossed into the air in order to separate the grain out from the chaff. This is a comparitively gentle exercise compared with what follows with the wheat and the grapes. Now wheat may not be separated from its chaff by merely tossing it into the air with a winnowing fork but must be violently thrashed on the ground. Sometimes even more drastic separation methods must be used, but the point is that it is a more violent process than that of the purification of barley. If you are to guard, abide and live the mitzvot (commandments) identified with Shavu'ot, you must be prepared to be thrashed, and not merely 'tossed'. Finally, how is the juice separated from the grapes at Sukkot? By being trampled underfoot by men in the winepress! This is even more violent than being 'thrashed' at Shavu'ot. This 'trampling', with its important prophetic associations, is a large subject that I will deal with at the autumnal (fall) festivals. Just be aware for now that to be a true talmid (disciple) and to be purified means - to become an overcomer - to be winnowed, thrashed and trampled in order to separate out from the flesh that which is qodesh (holy, set-apart) to Yahweh. And the means by which this is accomplished are varied.
When Will the Financial Collapse Come?
With that thought tucked in the back of your mind, I am going to move on temporal matters today and then work my way onto spiritual ones so that we end on the right note for this qodesh or set-apart fourth festival of Yahweh. I have been advising you all to have your preparation for economic collapse ready by anywhere between the end of July and September. None of us knows exactly the day it will happen and so I have not given pinpoint dates, because I honestly don't know, and Yahweh has not told me anything beyond what I have already said. Those who have been wise, though, will have completed the bulk of their preparations by now. And I have said, you should have provisions from between three months and a year so that you and your families can survive during the period of chaos that will follow such a collapse that will include 100% devaluation of all fiat currencies, major war that will include famine and nuclear contamination. So you will need alround preparation.
A Warning to Those Who Are Gambling: The Wise and Foolish Virgins
I am directed to warn you again that if you have not done anything, that the consequences for you will not at all be unlike the fate of the five foolish virgins who neglected to provide oil for themselves. If you have not got a decent food, water, medical and precious metal storage in you are not only engaging in a terrible gamble with your life but you are foolish and will bitterly regret it because most people who have taken steps, like ourselves, will not be able to take care of your needs any more than the five wise virgins were able to share any oil with the foolish ones. And the reason will not because of a lack of desire to help because people simply won't be able to. Resources are going to be scarce. Parents will not be taking food out of the mouths of their children to feed their friends and brethren who refused to heed the warnings that have been made to them. Please do not make the mistake of assuming that you will be taken care of if you have refused to invest your resources in preparation. I have said this before and I will say it again because the foolish virgins always ask, cajole or demand to be looked after. The wise ones will always refuse because they won't survive if they don't. So you have been warned, and more than once, I am bound to say. Our answer, if you come begging, will be the same as that given by the wise virgins:
Yahweh Will Enable You to Get Provisions
"And the foolish [virgins] said to the wise, 'Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out.' But the wise answered, saying, 'No, lest there should not be enough for us and you; but go rather to those who sell, and buy for yourselves'" (Matt.25:7-9, NKJV).
There is not a true believer who is incapable of making adequate provision even if he thinks he does not have the resources because Yahweh will provide the one who makes the choice to obey. This I guarantee. My family had no surplus with which to make preparations at all and yet when we set ourselves to the task, by making calculated sacrifices, it started coming together. So making the excuse that you did not have the means to buy and store will not work. Go and do it now - start or finish your prepartions because there is a little time left, even if not very much. But do not - I repeat, do NOT - delay any longer! Yahweh will bless those who are serious about this because the next stage is the United Order of All Things in Common which I spoke about recently.
20 June 2013 Was a Dry Run of the Global Financial Collapse
So how much of a time margin do we have? At least to the middle of December, but maybe longer, though I wouldn't count on it. Assume you have no more than 4˝ months. You may have more - perhaps a year, or even longer, but I wouldn't gamble on it. How do I know? Because the élite had a dry run for financial collapse on 20 June of this year. They told Chairman Bernanke of the US Federal Reserve (the private back that prints American dollars) to publically announce that the Fed would probably start slowing down on the printing of money. The élite wanted to know whether their plan to collapse all currencies at the same time would work around the world.
The 20 Percent Slump
This announcement caused widespread panic on the markets, as they knew and calculated it would. A large Chinese bank ran out of liquidities and had to be bailed out by the Beijing government. At the same time, the seven-day 'repo rate', the benchmark rate for funding costs between banks, surged from 3.3% to 12.33%. The result was that banks were unable to trade with one another. Consequently, over the last month, the US market sharply fell, with the Japanese market dropping by 20% and the US gold market dropped by 20% also, with Chinese stocks dropping 19.69%, which is also around 20%. Copper, which is a premier asset, dropped by nearly a similar amount of 18%.
The Dummy Run Was a Success
In other words, brethren and sisters, the élite artifically collapsed the economy  by around 20% to see if they could get a uniform response globally. Their test run worked according to plan. They now know that they can collapse every currency totally everywhere as and when they want to once one or two 'loose ends' have been tied together. That is why I say you should not count on waiting longer than by the end of the year to get your preparations ready. It might even be sooner that 4˝ months for all that I know.
The Lie of Obamacare
If you're American, you have to be prepared medically by 1 January 2014 because that is when the so-called Obamacare act goes into force. From that day onwards only second-rate health care will be available to poor Americans because this is not a 'health care' act - it's simply a means of control people through forced unemploymemt and impoverishment. Apart from eating sensibly (that is, looking after your body properly) and stocking essential medicines, you need to make alternative health care arrangements outside the USA in Mexico, Canada or elsewhere. There are lots of alternatives but one that has been recommended to me for you, specially in the field of cancer treatment, is the practice of Dr.Rodrigo Rodriguez . And for those who have not taken steps to protect themselves from nuclear radiation, they are going to need radiation therapy too if it's not already too late for them. West coast USA and Canada are already radiation hazard zones and if you are living there, or anywhere on the Pacific Rim, you should have started taking iodide tablets and eating foods that can treat radiation. I am not joking and if you don't believe me, do some research.
Your Last Chance to Be Ready
At some point you will concretely, positively and beyond any question of a doubt NOT be able to do anything about preparedness. It will be too late. This may be your last window of opportunity. And if you have not made preparations you stand to lose everything - your home, your savings, your health...everything - and you will join those who already have. One thing I 100% guarantee - the collapse is coming, and you don't need to be a prophet to say that. It's inevitable, it's unavoidable, because debt now exceeds extant wealth by many orders of magnitude. It can never be paid off, which means the bubble will burst as it always has done in the past, only this time it's going to be global and far more destructive. Anyone with any economic common sense will tell you that - you don't need to take my word.
The Hinge Event Season
You will forgive me for taking so much time on this subject this morning but I don't want to see any of you homeless, starving or facing deadly illness. My home, which has very limited resources that must be squeezed out of a small pension, certainly cannot become a refugee centre to all and sundry so please don't expect it to be. Every man is responsible for his own household. Shavu'ot (the Feast of Weeks) is a 'hinge' festival and the collapse, you will agree, is a major 'hinge' event. Yahweh has made provision if you will do what He says. And remember, it was too late for the foolish virgins to go and buy oil when the wise ones, who only had enough for themselves, rightly refused to share theirs.
The Meaning of the Hinge Festival
Having shared this important 'last hour' message about personal preparedness, I must now move on to share some thoughts with you about this 'Hinge Festival' of Shavu'ot which is very much has to be viewed like a two-way mirror, or a two-sided coin, in order to properly understand it in its Old and New Covenant settings. We can summarise it in two ways or in two parts as:
- 1. The Communal Betrothal Covenant of the Believer whose terms of marriage from the Bridegroom, Yah'shua (Jesus), are rigorous Torah-obedience; and
- 2. The Communal Empowerment by Grace of the uniplural Believer-Bride by the Divine Bridegroom, commonly known in Christian circles as the 'Pentecost Endowment' (though we are trying to drop the word 'Pentecost' in this ministry now because it is both misleading and not what the word Shavu'ot means, which is 'weeks' or 'sevens').
The Communal Nature of Shavu'ot
I underline the word 'communal' in both parts of this divine arrangement because this is not a 1-to-1 arrangement between an individual and Yahweh (as it is in the Spring festivals) but is an allegorical kind of polygynous arrangement whereby the believer enters the Messianic Family of believers as one of many - it is the entry into a Nation (Israel) with a National Law (Torah) and a Sovereign-King (Yah'shua/Jesus).
The Orthodox Christian View
So whenever we appoach this divine moed or appointment with Yahweh we have to realise its two inseparable components. Now 'orthodox Christianity' - and by that I basically mean the Catholic, Protestant and Eastern Orthodox religions - regard 'Pentecost' (as they inacccurately refer to it) as solely the second part of this equation - the empowerment by a 'baptism of the Spirit and of Fire' which also marked the beginning of the Christian Church. For them it is viewed, for the most part, as the substitution of the old betrothal covenant for the new one of the Spirit no longer involving the 'letter of the Law' or any sort of ketubah or written contract as Shavu'ot unquestionably was at Sinai.
Change of Covenant + Completed Torah
There has, of course, been a change of Covenant - the Old Covenant established for Moses has, indeed, passed away, as we are told in the Epistle to the Hebrews, and has been replaced by an entirely New Covenant or B'rit Chadashah. But 'Covenant' and 'Torah' are not the same thing. Far from the Torah being abolished, Yah'shua (Jesus) emphatically taught that it has been "filled up" or "fulfilled", that is, brought to completion but by no means replaced. There is therefore an incomplete Torah belonging to the old Covenant of Moses and there is a completed Torah belonging to the New Covenant of Messiah (Christ).
Shavu'ot Began at Pesach
So when we look at New Covenant Shavu'ot, we are not simply looking at what happened on the Day of 'Pentecost' in that Upper Room, critical though that event was, and is: we are looking also at a Christian Betrothal Covenant whose terms are New Covenant Torah. And finally, we are not looking at two events that took place on the same day - we are looking at a New Covenant that came into effect the day that Messiah died. In other words, the New Covenant was inaugurated at Pesach (Passover) and became 'spiritually activated', as it were, some days later, at Shavu'ot (Weeks/Pentecost) itself. So actually we are looking at a process that began on the first day of the spring festivals and was completed on the fourth. All that happened between Pesach (Passover) and Shavu'ot must be seen as one single, progressive event consisting of several steps. Shavu'ot is the first of two climaxes, the first consisting of the Baptism of the Ruach haQodesh or Comforter while the Bridegroom is awaited, and the second of the long-anticipated coming together and union with the Bridegroom! There has been a long wait both between Pesach and Shavu'ot, and between Shavu'ot and Sukkot.
The Wrong Timing of Shavu'ot
There is a reason that the true timing of Shavu'ot has taken so long to restore too - why it is being shown to us right at the end of the Last Days, and it is all tied up with that really tough thing we are often called to so which is to learn how to patiently WAIT. As I mentioned at the beginning, Messianic Jews and non-messianic Jews alike observed this festival weeks ago. Each and every one of them have counted off 50 days from Yom haBikkurim (Day of Firstfruits)  instead of 7 sabbaths + 50 days. It is from this error of only counting '50 days' that we get the word 'Pentecost', pente meaning 50. 'Centicost', or 100 days, would be nearer the truth, as the wait is nearly twice as long between Yom haBikkurim and Shavu'ot. All those who observe the wrong calendar are going to be a day or so out because of the New Moon miscalculation too, and on top of that they are going to be about 1˝ months too early if they only count 50 days, and on top of that - as has happened this year - they can be an extra month early if they miscalculate or forget the 13th month. This happens to be one of those years when they are about 2˝ months too early. They are way out which is why they are so unprepared for what is about to happen.
The Rapture and Second Coming
Why is this important? Not just because it means that nearly everyone has missed the correct annual Shavu'ot since the Pharisees took over Moses' Seat but because spiritually it means that people tend to get ahead of Yahweh. They're out there anouncing a day of the second coming, or the rapture, or some other important prophetic event, and then will go away disappointed and disillusioned when Yahweh doesn't turn up with the expected events. There's always someone predicting when Yah'shua (Jesus) is coming back and every one of them has got it wrong. They claim to have been given 'keys' to understanding Scripture which others don't have and say they can accurately calculate the date of the Second Coming. Mormons, Jehovah's Witnesses, Seventh-Day Adventists, Evangelicals and scores of others have tried to do this and they have all failed . We're not supposed to know the day of Messiah's return, even He, Yah'shua (Jesus), as Elohim (God) doesn't know it - it's Yahweh the Father's own closely guarded secret (Mk.13:32). Why do believers presumptuously believe that Yahweh will tell human beings in advance but not His own Son? All we do know is the time of year it will happen, namely, at Yom Teruah or the Day of Trumpets, which is the fifth festival that comes later in the autumn (fall).
Third World War and the Destruction of 'Israel'
We are about to experience a Third World War in which nuclear weapons will probably be used and in which the modern state of Israel will be wiped out. There will be a Middle East conflagration. What will not happen is that any rapture will occur before or after these events and neither will Yah'shua (Jesus) be returning. Christians and Messianics alike are going to be totally confused and either start losing their faith or succumbing to various false teachings like Preterism which teaches that Yah'shua (Jesus) has already returned or that the Milennium is already here (as the Catholics teach).
The Importance of Our Message
I HAVE SAID THIS NUMEROUS TIMES ALREADY AND I WILL SAY IT AGAIN MOST EMPHATICALLY: THIS IS NOT THE GREAT TRIBULATION, ACTUAL OR IMMINENT, AND YAH'SHUA (JESUS) IS NOT ABOUT TO RETURN IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS, WEEKS, OR YEARS.
Rather, I have said that the enemy will suffer a defeat, a major setback in his plans, that there will be a powerful manifestation of the Kingdom of Elohim (God) during or afterwards causing an initial separation between true believers and counterfeit ones. This separation will not initially be along Torah lines but along the line of spiritual regeneration and nominal belief but will quickly move into a Torah separation too because this is a Shavu'ot Awakening and Endowment and concerns these things and the Ruach (Spirit) will bear witness of it. I have to repeat this many times and I ask you to remember it and share with with those who are teetering on the edge of losing their faith because they have been taught, and believed in, false doctrines. There will be a lot of traumatised Christians and Messianics seeking for anchors for their souls.
Vision of the Hand: The Friends and Enemies of Believers Revealed
Yesterday morning, while I was meditating on my bed and considering a line of Scripture I would share with my unbelieving neighbours what my attitude as a believer was toward them - "peace, goodwill toward men" (Luke 2:14, NKJV) - I was shown a vision of my right hand. The nails of the thumb, index finger, and middle finger were painted a bright red, with the fourth and fifth (little, 'pinkie') fingers left unpainted in their natural state. I knew immediately what the vision meant: two out of every five persons today would remain friendly with believers and three out of five would be hostile. I also understood that the different fingers represented the different kinds of people situated in society today and, in the case of the first three fingers, their attitudes to various institutions:
|Fingers of the Hand
||People who esteem|
|Index (2nd) Finger
|Middle (3rd) Finger
||Love beauty, creativity, relationships|
|Fifth (Pinkie, Little) Finger
In other words, the friends of believers at this time will be - and are - those who still set a premium on love, beauty, creativity, relationships and intuition - the people who are not slaves to institutional authority but who recognise that true authority - as Yah'shua (Jesus) Himself taught - is from the inside.
Learning to Wait
We are told about 45 times in Scripture to patiently wait on Yahweh or "wait on the Lord" as the orthodox Western translations put it. In one representative passage King David says:
Waiting Strengthens the Heart
"Wait on Yahweh; be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your lev (heart); wait, I say, on Yahweh!" (Ps.27:14, NKJV).
Waiting may at times be tough but it does have the positive effect, if we do not lose hope and give up, of "strengthen[ing] the lev (heart)", that most unruly centre of our innermost being that does not always conform to what our mind demands of it. The search for emet (truth) is always a collaboration between the mind, the lev (heart) and the ruach (spirit)...and arguably the physical body too, especially if you are exhausted or ill. Learning to wait, sometimes for very long periods of time, is an integral part of Yahweh's purposed plan in our character development:
Abarahm and Sarah's Long Wait
"Rest in Yahweh, and wait patiently for Him; do not fret because of him who prospers in his way, because of the man who brings wicked schemes to pass. Cease from anger, and forsake wrath; do not fret -- it only causes harm" (Ps 37:7-8, NKJV).
Abraham and Sarah had to wait until they were almost 100 years old before Yahweh fulfilled His promise to continue the messianic seed. It required some pretty astonishing miracle-working too. He often expects us to wait for the fulfilment of His Davar (Word) such that we are forced to, first, cross the line of probability, then one of improbability, and then one of impossibility, because only in that way is emunah (faith) matured. As Yah'shua (Jesus) said:
Why the Long Wait for Shavu'ot
"With men this is impossible, but with Elohim (God) all things are possible" (Matt.19:26, NKJV).
Learning to trust in Him more and more completely, and to surrender to Him more and more completely, is what this walk is all about. So when Yahweh asks us to wait seven sabbaths plus 50 days before He will grant us a Betrothal Covenant, it is for a longer wait than we might have dreamed of or hoped for. The laundry must remain in the washing machine of purification a bit longer to be thrashed about more thoroughly to allow the washing powder of the Ruach (Spirit) to penetrate more deeply to ensure a perfect wash from all sinful dispositions. And even then it is not over, for then He asks us to prepare for another 'three months' before He calls us to the Marriage Feast of the Lamb...which is effectively our entire lifespan on earth. OUR WHOLE LIFE ON EARTH IS ONE OF WAITING AND CLEANSING OF SOME SORT OR ANOTHER because we are just passing through to the objective of our existence - the consummation of our desire, the end of our testing. All the testings we go through are to reveal to us whether we love Him as much as we claim we do! For those who do not wait invariably give up and return to the world.
The Eight Overcomings
Will you, then, patiently suffer the eight cleansings or the eight overcomings of the Book of Revelation represented by the seven annual festivals plus the Last Great Day of Shemini Atseret? You see, there is no grand highway into the Kingdom of Heaven as the charismatics preach, and you do not ride into it in a Mercedes Benz - it is a narrow path, very narrow indeed, and the entrance is low so that you must crawl on all fours in total humility to complete the final part of the journey. Does not Scripture teach this plainly?
The Demands of Shavu'ot
People give up on this spiritual journey for a number of reasons and one of them is because they have swallowed the lie that we can become a part of the Bride of the Messiah without signing the ketubah or Betrothal Contract and without living it living it in real time and space as an overcomer. Far too many Christians arrogantly believe that "all you need is love" - they deny that obedience, patience, long-suffering, loving and overcoming the carnal nature is required after salvation to abide in the Divine Presence. That is why Shavu'ot is pivotal - it's why it is the great hinge festival because it demands that that we bind ourselves to obeying our Heavenly Father's Torah as the condition for admittance to candidature to being fully wed to our Master. It is the sign of true ahavah (love), for as Yah'shua (Jesus) insisted:
And we can only do that through the baptism of fire and of the Ruach haQodesh (Holy Spirit) - it is impossible to do alone.
"If you love Me, keep My mitzvot (commandments)" (John 14:15, NKJV).
Spirit-Baptism Without Torah-Obedience is Meaningless
What this means is that being baptised in the Ruach (Spirit) is meaningless without keeping the terms of the ketubah, the Betrothal Contract, the one revealed at Sinai and brought to completion by Yah'shua (Jesus) - because that is what the baptism of the Ruach (Spirit) is given to us for, to enable us to keep it.
Tokens of the Shavu'ot Covenant: Tzitzit and Head-Coverings
In our younger or 'spring' years we are not held accountable for our deeds, our parents assume accountability and responsibility for us. If a young boy damages some neighbour's property, Dad pays for it, not the boy, because he is not old enough or able to. But when we come of spiritual age, which ought to be around 12 years of age, if we have been walking with Yah'shua (Jesus) since the day we chose Him and marked it in water baptism, then we should mark it by entering the Shavu'ot Covenant, the 'confirmation' of our initial baptismal choice when we were born again or spiritually regenerated following our decision to follow Him at Pesach. It becomes our Bar/Bat Mitzvah, the day we outwardly memorialise our covenant by receiving tizitzit or tassels as men and headcoverings as women. It is the day we start growing up into becoming becoming a full man or woman (which is realised at age 20) as we move away from being mere boys or girls, and assume responsibility for mitzvot- or commandment-obedience before Yahweh. And it is at each Yom Kippur that we are weighed in the balance for our faithfulness or lack of it before Elohim (God).
The Great Waiting and Preparation
Furthermore, entering covenants with Yahweh in this manner, as is required of every Israelite, whether Old Covenant or New, is not something we ought dread or loathe. It is a great privilege, a big step into spiritual manhood and womanhood, something for which we should anxiously wait and prepare with great patience and longing. For we are waiting for nothing less that our allegorical Betrothal to the Heavenly Groom! Even this is but preparation for a second wait and a second preparation, as we wait for His calling us to the Heavenly Feast and our full Marriage.
The Cross and the Ruach Without Torah?
But, alas, in every age of rebellion and hatred of Elohim (God) there is a loathing for law and a preference for anarchy. We see it today. How many people do you know who have a passion for heavenly law? Most regenerated believers have a passion for what Yah'shua (Jesus) has done for them on the Cross, and for the gift of the Ruach haQodesh (Holy Spirit), but how many of them can additionally cry out as David did:
Yahweh is Saviour!
"Oh, how I love Your Torah (Law)! It is my meditation all the day" (Ps.119:97, NKJV).
Have we forgotten that this is the Law of the Bridegroom as well as the Law of the Father of the Bridegroom? Have we forgotten that Yah'shua (Jesus) taught nothing that His Father didn't give Him to teach? His very own Name - Yah-shua - was testimony that Yah is our Salvation! Our Heavenly Father is our Saviour as He Himself testified:
Yah'shua (Jesus) is ultimately the Salvation of His Father, not something apart from His Father. He brought His Father's salvation to us as the One appointed by the Head to die on the cross, atone for our sins, and be resurrected. And that Head was the one David adored, along with His Torah. That has never changed and can never change. And this is what Shavu'ot teaches us by juxtaposing the Baptism of the Ruach haQodesh (Holy Spirit) and of Fire alongside the Betrothal Covenant to be obedient to Torah, the Eternal Law of our Heavenly Father. They are two sides of the same coin, the outer (Torah) and inner (Ruach) aspects of it, respectively.
"I, even I, am Yahweh, and besides Me there is no Saviour" (Isa.43:11, NKJV).
Bringing Prophecies Together
Brethren and sisters, there is a great deal of revelation that I am constrained by the Ruach (Spirit) to share with you today, so this will be a longer assembly than usual which is why we are dividing it into two sessions. There are some important past and present revelations and prophecies that must be tied together. That is why we are commanded to assemble on this qodesh (set-apart, holy) moed (appointment).
A Prophetic Word from 1999
Just before the turn of the century, Rick Joyner, a believer with a prophetic calling, wrote a book called, The Call , in which he shared an important prophetic Davar (Word) from Elohim (God) to him for the Body. Yesterday evening one of the brethren drew my attention to a part of of this prophecy that ties in with what is currently happening. You will, I hope, see what I mean as I read it to you and see how it ties with various prophetic visions that have been given to me over the past few weeks. This is what Yahweh spoke to him - remember this was 14 years ago:
Part of a Rick Joyner Prophecy on Yahweh's Army
The Gentiles Trample the Courtyard of the Temple
"I have allowed you to see a little into the future. I am sending you to those who are called to prepare My army and lead it . These are the ones who have been fighting the battle on the mountain. These are the ones who have met the army of the accuser and remained faithful. These are the ones who have watched over My people and protected them at the risk of their own lives. They are called to be leaders in My army who will fight in the great battle at the end and will stand without fear against all the powers of darkness.
"As you can see, this army is marching, but there will be times when it camps. The camping is as important as the marching. It is the time for planning, training and sharpening skills and weapons. It is also time for those in the first group to walk among the second and for the leaders of the second group to walk among the third group, finding those who can be called to the next level. Do this while you can, for the time is near when Revelation 11:1-2 will be fulfilled, and those who want to be called by My name but who do not walk in My ways will be trodden underfoot. Before the last great battle, My army will be holy, even as I am holy. I will remove those who are not circumcised of heart and the leaders who do not uphold My righteousness. When the last battle is fought, there will be no third group as you see here." 
First let me quote Revelation 11:1-2 to you:
The Symbolic Temple or Body of Messiah
"Then I was given a reed like a measuring rod. And the malak (angel) stood, saying, 'Rise and measure the temple of Elohim (God), the altar, and those who worship there. But leave out the court which is outside the temple, and do not measure it, for it has been given to the Gentiles. And they will tread (trample) the holy city underfoot for forty-two months (3˝ years)" (Rev.11:1-2, NKJV).
This has nothing to do with any literal, physical temple, as most of you by now know, since the gentiles would not trample just the courtyard and leave the temple building itself unmolested. The never did so in the past. So this has nothing to do with any claimed Jewish 'restored temple' in Jerusalem which will be an antichrist structure. Let us consider the three spiritual areas in question:
The Lawless Ones of the Third Army Group
- 1. The Temple Building (with the Holy Place and the Holy of Holies);
- 2. The Temple courtyard; and
- 3. The city of Jerusalem in which the Temple is found.
What are these? 'Jerusalem' here is nothing to do with the literal physical city in Palestine/Israel since the temple and its court cannot be literal, as we have seen. The city itself represents the people of Elohim (God) but not those who are cohenim (priests) - the ordinary people. Under the New Covenant, in which all are called into the Royal Priesthood, these would symbolise those people who have not yet presented themselves for priesthood service, for whatever reason. In the passage of Revelation we are looking at, they are trampled down by the Enemy. They are those 'born' into the faith, as it were, but who have never been regenerated because they have not as yet chosen to follow the Messiah. The temple court represents authentic followers who have made a choice for Yah'shua (Jesus), the Holy of Holies of the Temple representing the Sukkot (Tabernacles) qodeshim (saints), the Holy Place of the Temple representing the Shavu'ot (Weeks) qodeshim (saints), and the Temple Courtyard representing the Pesach (Passover) qodeshim (saints). These are, in Rock Joyner's prophecy, the third, first and second armies or groups, respectively, of which, you will recall, the third (the Court) was utterly destroyed by the Enemy. These of the third group are those who have been born again or spiritually regenerated but who do not walk in Yahweh's ways, being lawless and rebellious, refusing to walk in Torah-obedience. They have not come up to the Shavu'ot (Weeks) Covenant, even though they say they are 'bapised in the Holy Spirit', yet they walk in a lawless, psychic counterfeit. These have no protection against the enemy, like those who are not regenerated (born again) at all. This is a very large number of evangelical Christians who, though 'saved', are disobedient and are without the protection afforded by the hedge of the mitzvot (commandments). Of these Yahweh says in Joyner's prophecy:
The Great Disciplining and Dispersion
My Own Vision of the Destruction of the Court
"You will come to a time in the future when you see My army exactly as it is now. At that time, you will feel My burning anger. Know that I will no longer abide those who remain in the condition of the third group. Then I will stop the march of the entire army until those in this group have been disciplined to become soldiers or dispersed. I will discipline those in the second group to cast off their evil ambitions and live for Me and My Truth. Then My army will march forth, not to destroy, but to give life. I will be in the midst of them to tread My enemies under this army's feet. I am coming to be the Captain of the Host!" 
At this juncture I want to remind you of another vision I was shown in early June that directly connects to Revelation 11:1-2 and the trampling by the gentiles of the courtyard of the temple:
The Only Place of Safety: In the House of Yahweh
"I was standing outside my home here, in the same place where the seedlings were, where the Tree of Life had been, and a number of other things depicted in recent visions, and I was looking up into the sky. Someone was with me though I never saw who it was. The clouds were dark and there was not a great deal of light but enough to be able to clearly see things, as one might expect at early dusk. I was facing in the direction of my late mother's house. Something was happening in the sky that was immensely huge and powerful. I could hear the deep rumblings but they were not the rumblings of a regular storm or of thunder. Something was going on up there, it was alive, and like nothing I had experienced before. There were dull lights of some kind, but not lightning, like something stirring. Whoever it was who was with me, I shouted to them: "RUN!" I did not say where they should run because I somehow knew it was not my place to do so. They would have to choose. I'm not clear what happened in the seconds immediately after I shouted that command but I remember seeing someone I know in some sort of vehicle like a chariot pulled by many hourses - not just a couple or even four but at least six or eight horses, and that person was frantically fleeing with all his might in the direction of my late mother's house and beyond, but away from my own house. There may have been someone else going in that same direction too, by some other mode of transport, or none at all, but I could not see who it was.
"The force in the heavens above grew larger and more powerful and I knew that I could no longer remain where I was. I too fled but to my house, running with all my might up the concrete stairs and through the front door. I saw one of my family indoors and sensed others were around too as I slammed the door behind me. As it closed, whatever it had been up in the sky, descended down at great speed and with tremendous force, impacting the door outside with a blinding flash so that I could see nothing else, bringing me out of my sleep the moment it did so.
"To say that I had the fear of Elohim (God) in me after that would be an understatement, or at least it grew as the day wore on the more I thought about it. This was no 'little' thing - it was huge. I have seen and experienced many dramatic things in dreams and visions over the years but nothing quite like this. There was no standing around anymore. And there was certainly no more procrastinating. If I had remained outside a second longer, I might well have been roasted to a crisp, who can tell. But I was in the safety of the Beit Yahweh, the House of our Elohim (God) with my family."
Now in this prophetic dream my house represented the temple, and the garden or yard outside represented the court of the temple. The latter was no longer safe. The only place of safety was inside the temple! That is where we have to be spiritually or we will be metaphorically 'roasted to a crisp'.
Important Prophecy About to Be Fulfilled
Why am I repeating and emphasising this? BECAUSE THIS EVENT IS IMMINENT! It could happen any day, any hour. My dream was a warning from Yahweh to get out of the courtyard of the temple, where the third group or army is and close to being wiped out, and inside the House of Yahweh through the doors that represent the Shavu'ot covenant passageway into the Holy Place. And how does one do that? How does one join the second group in the Holy Place? By taking your Shavu'ot Covenant and obtaining an authentic 'Pentecostal' anointing - the CENTICOSTAL ANOINTING - the seven sabbaths + 50 days anointing, given to those who have discipline...the true talmidim (disciples)...because they surrender to Yahweh and His Torah!
The Turbulent Middle East
As I speak to you today, all the American Embassies are closed for several days, and America's top general is in the Republic of Israel discussing the Syrian and Iranian 'crises'. The Middle Eastern powderkeg could go up at any time.
Vision of the Red-Yellow Sky and Bombs
Yesterday afternoon, while I was resting on the sofa in our living room, a vision was opened up to me. In it the entire sky was a bright yellow and red as if it was on fire, not at dusk but mid-day. To the left, like part of a rainbow, was a grey arc, and in it an endless stream of bombs was pouring down to the ground. There was something surreal about the whole thing.
Two Concluding Visions
And now, finally, brethren and sisters, I come to the Davar Elohim (Word of God) given to me in two of three visions by Yahweh gave me this morning for this assembly.
The Woman Dancing Amongst the Wild Flowers
I saw a woman dancing in long grass amongst wild flowers. She seemed to be in her own world of bliss, thinking that she was in heaven. Yet the flowers were wild and the vegetation was so thick and tall that she could not see the ground at all or ahead of herself either for she was in the midst of this wildness. Then, quite suddenly, she stumbled on something hidden on the ground, and was felled, and could be seen no more. This is the believer who believes she is dancing in the Ruach (Spirit) but in truth is in the midst of lawlessness. She represents those believers who will not obey Yahweh's Law, to whom a strong delusion is sent, thinking that she is in His Ruach (Spirit) when she is in her own soul energy. She is completely blinded by this soul-power which moves her dance, her worship. All she sees is the wildness, thinking it is the cultivation of Yah's Kingdom when it is not.
Vision of the Chuppah
After a pause during which I meditated over what I had seen, a second vision was suddenly given me. This one took me by surprise. I was standing outside this very assembly room, facing the door, together with my son Josef. Unknown to me he had constructed a chuppah, that is, a canopy or tent under which Hebrew marriage covenants are conducted. Behind it was the door that leads into this room. I was astonished both at its presence and at its newness more than anything else, as it was totally unexpected. I noticed that the cloth that covered the supports was of two colours, white and purple, and that the purple cloth was somehow wrapped around the white cloth. Josef here symbolically represents Joseph of Egypt who was a messianic type, and therefore represents Yah'shua (Jesus), who has constructed a chuppah at the door of this assembly room to indicate that He has blessed it for its intended purpose on this the correct day of Shavu'ot. All who have entered into this room, therefore, have entered into set-apart Shavu'ot space.
No Bride of Messiah Without Shavu'ot Covenants
We have gathered here today to be reminded of all the these things we have so far talked about and to this afternoon invite baptised believers who are 12 years and older to enter into their spiritual Betrothal Covenants with Yah'shua (Jesus) if they desire to. They must understand what the Ten Commandments represent and acknowledge that they are a summary of all the other mitzvot (commandments) that they are called to guard and live. Entering the Shavu'ot Covenant is an absolute prerequisite to priesthood service in the House of Yahweh, to which everyone - men and women - are called. We have also gathered to invite those of us who have already taken these covenants to renew them, before witnesses, in the same way that we renew our baptismal covenants at Yom haBikkurim to follow Messiah all our days. Today we covenant to obey every law and statute of Messianic Israel, the Law and Teaching - or Torah - of our Heavenly Father, Yahweh - not in our own power, which is impossible, but in the Ruach haQodesh (Holy Spirit) which is promised to everyone who chooses to surrender to and serve Yah'shua (Jesus). Nobody - I repeat, nobody - can approach the inner Sukkot (Tabernacles) and enter the Marriage Feast of the Lamb as the full Bride, without doing this, without becoming accountable, and without being weighed as we are each Yom Kippur. And it is precisely here that the bulk of Christianity refuses to go any further, claiming the privileges and blessings of those who are obedient whilst remaining lawless and in rebellion. Let us not be like our ancestors who declared:
"The harvest is past, the summer is ended, and we are not saved!" (Jer.8:20, NKJV).
We will end the first part of this assembly now with song and prayer and then anybody who feels they are ready for their Shavu'ot Covenants and who has not been baptised can discuss any questions with me and be baptised. We will then assemble again for the concluding part of this moed (appointment, festival). May Yahweh guide you in your preparations! Amen.
THE SHAVU'OT COVENANT PRESENTED AND ENTERED
I welcome you back for the second and concluding part of this Shavu'ot Festival. Afterwards we shall feast and celebrate Yah's goodness to us! Then this evening those who have received this covenant, or have renewed it, will gather one last time to partake of the Lord's Supper which is the privilege of those who have entered their Bar or Bat Mitzvah, becoming Sons and Daughters of the Shavu'ot Covenant, as we are about to in a few minutes.
The Demand and Promise of Yahweh
Yahweh, speaking to the children of Israel before they took their first Shavu'ot covenant at Mt.Sinai, made the following demand and promise:
To which the people replied:
"Now therefore, if you will indeed obey My voice and keep My b'rit (covenant), then you shall be a special treasure to Me above all people; for all the earth is Mine. And you shall be to Me a kingdom of cohenim (priests) and a holy nation" (Ex.19:5-6, NKJV).
The Terms of the Covenant
"All that Yahweh has spoken we will do" (Ex.19:8, NKJV).
The following day Yahweh read out the Ketubah - the 10 terms of the Shavu'ot Betrothal Contract - as I now read them to you this morning:
(Sounding of the Shofar)
The Ten Devarim or Words
Become Acquainted with the Other Mitzvot
(1) "I am Yahweh your Elohim (God), who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. You shall have no other elohim (gods) before Me.
(2) "You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth - you shall not bow down to them nor serve them. For I, Yahweh your Elohim, am a jealous Elohim, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate Me, but showing mercy to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My mitzvot (commandments).
(3) "You shall not take the name of Yahweh your Elohim in vain, for Yahweh will not hold him guiltless who takes His name in vain.
(4) "Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it qodesh (holy, set-apart). Six days you shall labour and do all your work, but the seventh day is the Sabbath of Yahweh your Elohim. In it you shall do no work: you, nor your son, nor your daughter, nor your male servant, nor your female servant, nor your cattle, nor your stranger who is within your gates. For in six days Yahweh made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day. Therefore Yahweh blessed the Sabbath day and hallowed it.
(5) "Honour your father and your mother, that your days may be long upon the land which Yahweh your Elohim is giving you.
(6) "You shall not murder.
(7) "You shall not commit adultery.
(8) "You shall not steal.
(9) "You shall not bear false witness against your neighbour.
(10) "You shall not covet your neighbour's house; you shall not covet your neighbour's wife, nor his male servant, nor his female servant, nor his ox, nor his donkey, nor anything that is your neighbour's" (Ex.20:2-17, NKJV).
All the other mitzvot (commandments), which were read out afterwards, hang on these which are a summary of all. It is your responsibility to become acquainted with them, as they pertain to the New Covenant.
Invitation to Enter into the Shavu'ot Covenant
All those who have been baptised or who have already entered into this covenant previously at Shavu'ot, and who are wearing tzitzit (tassels) and headcoverings today in token of their obedience and submission to that covenant, or who are entering into that covenant today for the first time and are in a moment to be presented with their new tzitzit or headcoverings, should now repeat after me the words that I will speak. If you are not entering this covenant or are not baptised, you should not repeat them. The words which you will be repeating, even as they are written in the Torah, are as follows: "All the devarim (words) which Yahweh has said we will do". You must absolutely not repeat them if you do not intend to be faithfully obedient and accountable, for they are absolutely binding. You are free to covenant or not to - it is between you and Yahweh. No one will try to guilt you if you choose not to. When you repeat the words and accept the tokens of the covenant - your tzitzit (if you are a boy or man ) or headcoverings (if you are a girl or woman ) - you are binding yourself before Yahweh, before Yah'shua (Jesus), before malakim (angels) and this assembly of witnesses, whose responsibility is to hold you to account in strictness and loving kindness. You become a Citizen of Messianic Israel, bound by its laws. If you therefore now wish to enter into this covenant, which is binding for life, or to renew them if you have taken them before, please repeat the following words from Exodus 24:3 after me:
The Covenant Devarim
(Shavu'ot communicants repeat the covenant words)
(Tzitzit and Headcoverings are presented to new male and female covenanters)
"All the devarim (words) which Yahweh has said we will do" (Ex.24:3, NKJV).
Entering the Covenant a Second Time
After Moses had written all these devarim (words) down, which are presented for us in the Pentateuch or Books of Moses, they were read to the people, just as I have read the Ten Commandments to you. Then the people entered the covenant a second time, and repeated the words with a promise of obedience. Would those already under this covenant therefore repeat these words after me, even as they are written, a second time:
"All that Yahweh has said we will do, and be obedient" (Ex.24:7, NKJV).
(Shavu'ot communicants repeat the covenant words a second time)
The Blood of the Old Shavu'ot Covenant
After this had been done, we read:
The Messianic Blood of the New Shavu'ot Covenant
"And Moses took the blood, sprinkled it on the people, and said, 'This is the blood of the b'rit (covenant) which Yahweh has made with you according to all these devarim (words)" (Ex.24:8, NKJV).
Brethren and sisters, this was a type of the blood shed by Messiah Yah'shua (Jesus) on the cross for our sins, and is the blood of the B'rit Chadashah or New Covenant. That is why we no longer offer animal sacrifices. These covenants we have made were ratified by the sacrifice of our Master at Calvary 2,000 years ago, and it is under that blood that we are now covered in this New Covenant Shavu'ot, presented by the Eternal Cohen Gadol (High Priest), Yah'shua the Messiah (Jesus Christ) to Yahweh the Father.
This is a most sacred covenant we have entered, or re-entered, into today, for which we are strictly held accountable.
Forty Days on the Mountain
After the children of Israel entered this covenant, we read:
The Pattern and Construction of the Tabernacle
"Then Yahweh said to Moses, 'Come up to Me on the mountain and be there; and I will give you tablets of stone, and the Torah (Law) and Mitzvot (Commandments) which I have written, that you may teach them.' So Moses arose with his assistant Joshua, and Moses went up to the mountain of Elohim (God). And he said to the zaqenim (elders), 'Wait here for us until we come back to you. Indeed Aaron and Hur are with you. If any man has a difficulty, let him go to them.' 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.24:12-18, NKJV).
Thereafter Yahweh called on the people to make a voluntary offering so that the Tabernacle could be constructed (Ex.25:1ff.). That Tabernacle today is your physical body, which is a qadosh (holy, set-apart) temple, and together those who are a part of this covenant are a part of a greater temple, the Body of Messiah, ordered and organised according to the sacred tavnith (pattern), of which our homes are supposed to be a type too. Therefore at this time you should also rededicate your houses and your bodies to Yahweh and abide by the revealed tavnith (pattern) which is hidden up in the layout of the Tabernacle Moses was ordered to construct. Our study of this tavnith (pattern) is therefore of the greatest importance and will occupy a great many years. You should do so with the same zeal and dedication that David loved Yahweh's Torah. For remember the lesson of Shavu'ot, that has two sides - the baptism of the Ruach (Spirit) and of Fire, and the study of, and obedience to, New Covenant Torah.
Idolatry Because They Would Not Wait
Tragedy followed these marvelous events in the days of Moses in the wilderness for whilst he was up in the mountain communing with Yahweh for 40 days, the children of Israel grew impatient, would not wait for Moses to return, and broke the covenant by building and worshipping an Egyptian idol, Apis, in the form of the Golden Calf, with the utmost debauchery. The consequences of this rebellion were terrible and many perished. Therefore I admonish you to adhere faithfully to your covenants, to wait patiently on Yahweh, remembering the blessings that are contingent upon being obedient to them.
Baptism of the Ruach haQodesh
Many, many centuries later, when the first believers were gathered together as we are today, those under the Shavu'ot Covenant who acepted Yah'shua (Jesus) as the Master and Deliverer, received the baptism of the Ruach haQodesh (Holy Spirit) in the following manner:
The Prophecy of Joel
"Now when Shavu'ot had fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. Then there appeared to them divided tongues, as of fire, and one sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Ruach haQodesh (Holy Spirit) and began to speak with other languages, as the Ruach (Spirit) gave them utterance" (Acts 2:1-4, NKJV).
The apostle Peter explained what had happened:
The Laying On of Hands
"Peter, standing up with the eleven, raised his voice and said to them...this is what was spoken by the prophet Joel:
(Acts 2:14-21, NKJV).
"'And it shall come to pass in the last days, says Elohim (God), that I will pour out of My Ruach (Spirit) on all flesh;
your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your young men shall see visions, your old men shall dream dreams. And on My menservants and on My maidservants I will pour out My Ruach (Spirit) in those days; and they shall prophesy. I will show wonders in heaven above and signs in the earth beneath: blood and fire and vapour of smoke. The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the coming of the great and awesome day of Yahweh. And it shall come to pass
that whoever calls on the name of Yahweh shall be saved'"
Thereafter those who were under Shavu'ot covenants and who accepted Yah'shua (Jesus) as their Elohim (God), Messiah, King, Redeemer and Deliverer, received the baptism of the Ruach (Spirit) from the apostles:
Manifestations of the Gifts
"Now when the apostles who were at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received the word of Elohim (God), they sent Peter and John to them, who, when they had come down, prayed for them that they might receive the Ruach haQodesh (Holy Spirit). For as yet [the Ruach/Spirit] had fallen upon none of them. They had only been baptised in the name of the Master Yah'shua (Jesus) . Then they laid hands on them, and they received the Ruach haQodesh (Holy Spirit)" (Acts 8:14-17, NKJV).
We read later of the apostle Paul doing the same thing:
Different Gifts for Different People
"Then Paul said, 'John [the Baptist] indeed baptised with a baptism of repentance, saying to the people that they should believe on Him who would come after him, that is, on Messiah Yah'shua (Christ Jesus).' When they heard this, they were baptised in the name of the Master Yah'shua (Jesus). And when Paul had laid hands on them, the Ruach haQodesh (Holy Spirit) came upon them, and they [supernaturally] spoke in foreign languages and prophesied" (Acts 19:4-6, NKJV).
This, then, is the crown of the Shavu'ot Covenant, namely, the Shavu'ot Anointing! This activates the spiritual gifts that Yahweh has given severally to the Body as we read:
Oridnance of the Chrism or Confirmation
"For to one is given the word of wisdom through the Ruach (Spirit), to another the word of knowledge through the same Ruach (Spirit), to another emunah (faith) by the same Ruach (Spirit), to another gifts of healings by the same Ruach (Spirit), to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another discerning of spirits, to another different kinds of languages, to another the interpretation of languages. But one and the same Ruach (Spirit) works all these things, distributing to each one individually as [the Ruach/Spirit] wills" (1 Cor.12:8-11, NKJV).
Those who have taken the Shavu'ot Covenant for the first time will now have hands laid on their heads, which we call 'Chrism' or 'Confirmation', which is the completion of the Bar/Bat Mitzvah ordinance, as we pray for the Ruach (Spirit) to be amongst the confirmands and upon us all in a deeper and fuller way, even as Yahweh wills!
Chrism/Confirmation of Candidates
Invitation to Communion
You are now authorised to partake of the Lord's Supper in this community and this we shall do this evening, Yah willing! May Yahweh bless this community, as we seel to love, honour and obey Him, even as we have promised, and even as it is written by the prophet Jeremiah
"Yahweh bless you, O home of justice, and mountain of holiness!" (Jer.31:23, NKJV).
I wish to now bless this community, at home and abroad:
"Yahweh bless you and keep you; Yahweh make His face shine upon you, and be gracious to you; Yahweh lift up His countenance upon you, and give you shalom (peace)" (Num.6:24-26, NKJV).
Those who have received this covenant and confirmation are invited to an assembly this evening to commune with the Master. Amen.
 For a detailed study of this important calendar issue, please see the articles that follow and check out the various links supplied: (a) Shavu'ot Preparations: The Right Place & A Right Heart; (b) Shavu'ot 2012: The Double Pentecost Truth; and (c) Paul's Shavu'ot Journey: Proof That the Biblical Omer Count is More Than 50 Days
 See, Lindsey Williams – Vortex Network News – Aurora Light & Doctor Whodini – June 2013
 Rodrigo Rodriguez, MD Facebook Group - recommended by Lindsey Williams
 Using the false Talmudic calendar which most times fails to set Yom haBikkurim correctly on several counts which they almost never set at Aviv 16, two days after Pesach (which is on Aviv 14) as Scripture instructs, because of their 'postponement' rules and because they calculate the New Moon on the basis of the first visible crescent instead of the divinely commanded conjunction
 Various excuses arew made to cover their errors. When Mormon's prophet Joseph Smith's prophecy failed, he claimed that their Jesus came 'privately' to one of their temples; when Jehovah's Witness leader Charles Taze Russel's prophecy failed, he claimed their Jesus came 'invisibly'; when Seventh Day Adventist leader Ellen White's prophecy failed, she claimed the date pertained to something else, the mythical investigative judgment' in heaven; and when numerous Evangelical Christian 'prophets' and 'evangelist' prophecies fail, they usually continue as though nothing had happened
 Rick Joyner, The Call (Morning Star Publications, Charlotte, NC: 1999)
 Please see my sermon, The Army of Elohim: A Vision of the Body of Messiah (22 July 2013)
 Rick Joyner, op.cit., pp.147-148
 Rick Joyner, op.cit., p.150
 Get Ready Now! A Warning Vision from Heaven, 'The Third and Main Prophetic Vision'
 These should be worn either on a belt, a scarf or some other item of clothing which is worn at all times during the day, preferably one that has four 'corners'. Tzitzit should ideally be presented to a boy by his father, if he is of the covenant, or by a spiritual father like a pastor or a near relative if he is of the faith if the father is not of the covenant or has passed away
 This should properly cover the hair and must be worn at a minimum when praying or prophesying but ideally at all times during the day. The headcovering should be presented to a girl by her father, if he is of the faith, or by a spiritual father if he is not, and be presented to a married woman by her husband whether he is of the faith or not, or by a spiritual father if her husband refuses.
 This is the ordinance and covenant of baptism that is of Yom haBikkurim or the Feast of Firstfruits, which are the fruits of one who has been born again after receiving Yah'shua (Jesus) as Master
 Shavu'ot 2011: You are as Good as Your Covenant
Comments from Readers
 "Very sobering and true" (DL, USA, 5 August 2013)