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ROSH CHODESH (I Rishon haChodesh) SACRED NEW YEAR, Aviv 1
2Exodus 1/40, Messianic Countdown 72/29
Gregorian Calendar Friday 20 March 2015
Rosh Chodesh I, Aviv 1
Cleansing the Temple of Tresspasses I
Introduction to the New Year
Chag sameach Rosh Chodesh and a blessed New Year to all the qodeshim (saints, set-apart ones) and friends of NCAY internationally from Mishpachah Lev-Tsiyon to all those assembling according to the mitzvot (commandments) to both observe Rosh Chodesh (New Moon) and the special Cleansing and Dedication of the Temple of New Covenant/Messianic Israel. And of course the Sh'mittah or Sabbatical Year has also started. This message comes to you three days late on account of my original New Moon sermon being accidentally erased before it could be completed and shared with you. Given the importance of this time and the amount of work put into it, I plummeted into a deep depression and only began fully emerging out of it as Yahweh began showing me precisely what it was He expected of His people at this time. Then some of you abroad started pleading for some direction and I realised that it was time to explain both His will and what has happened here at MLT over the last three days. We have been in much prayer and deep study of the Davar (Word) to bring this message to you.
Vision of the Burning Cathederal
Perhaps before I do that I should share an important vision I had this morning of the fourth day of Aviv which marks the half way point of the cleansing of the Courtyard of the Temple. It was of a burning cathedral of orthodox Christendom - which denomination I cannot tell - but definitely an offshoot of the Harlot Church that has combined the original Besorah (Gospel) with paganism and political power. I think it no accident that only a couple of days ago one of the largest denominations in America, the Presbyterian Church, made an announcement that it has redefined marriage to be inclusive of unkosher and abominable practices in Yahweh's sight. Whatever the prophetic significance of that, it seems to have combined with many other events to tip the balance, annulling grace and bringing judgment firmly down on that whole family of apostate bodies calling themselves after Messiah's Name.
The Division of 'Messianic' and 'Christian' is One of Pride
One other thing that simultaneously became clear to me this morning after I had seen the vision was that the Judgment of Messianic Israel is, in fact, not just those who call themselves 'messianic' but ALL who claim to be Christian or Messianic. Why? Because all are Torah-obedient (or disobedient) to one degree or another. All are one Body, no matter what they call themselves, and Yahweh views them as such, 'messianic' or non-'messianic'. The MAIN thing that Yahweh cares about at this time is therefore the cleansing of the Remnant. He has sent His Ruach (Spirit), inviting viā the proclamations made made through us and others, and directly by the Ruach (Spirit) to the hearts and consciences of all who claim to be followers of His Son - from the nominal to the zealous - to make urgent teshuvah (repent) now! All attempts to put 'messianics' higher than 'evangelicals' and other Christians are not pleasing to him since there is Torah-disobedience in both camps as well as Torah-obedience in both. Further, both follow false traditions and both are often guilty of applying weights and measures in the wrong way. So we must stop using artificial labels as an excuse for promoting self-righteousness and condemning others.
A Triple Witness: Flee from Babylon!
We at MLT assembled here at Rosh Chodesh - on the first day of the biblical year, at Aviv 1 - and three of us did so with the independent identical message from Yahweh in the form of Scriptures - the first from Brother Ljungstrand, the second from Sister Brachman and the third from myself:
Mobilising for War
"Depart! Depart! Go out from there (Babylon),
Touch no unclean thing;
Go out from the midst of her,
You who bear the vessels of Yahweh.
For you shall not go out with haste,
Nor go by flight;
For Yahweh will go before you,
And the Elohim (God) of Israel will be your rear guard" (Isa.52:11-12, NKJV)
"Flee from the midst of Babylon,
And every one save his life!
Do not be cut off in her iniquity,
For this is the time of Yahweh's vengeance;
He shall recompense her.
Babylon was a golden cup in Yahweh's hand,
That made all the earth drunk.
The nations drank her wine;
Therefore the nations are deranged.
Babylon has suddenly fallen and been destroyed.
Wail for her!
Take balm for her pain;
Perhaps she may be healed.
We would have healed Babylon,
But she is not healed.
Forsake her, and let us go everyone to his own country;
For her judgment reaches to heaven and is lifted up to the skies.
Yahweh has revealed our righteousness.
Come and let us declare in Zion the work of Yahweh our Elohim (God)" (Jer.51:6-10, NKJV)
"The burden against Babylon which Isaiah the son of Amoz saw.
'Lift up a banner on the high mountain,
Raise your voice to them;
Wave your hand, that they may enter the gates of the nobles.
I have commanded My sanctified ones;
I have also called My mighty ones for My anger --
Those who rejoice in My exaltation.'
The noise of a multitude in the mountains,
Like that of many people!
A tumultuous noise of the kingdoms of nations gathered together!
Yahweh of hosts musters
The army for battle.
They come from a far country,
From the end of heaven --
Yahweh and His weapons of indignation,
To destroy the whole land" (Isa.13:1-5, NKJV)
Considering what is happening in the world with the mobiliation of NATO and Russian armies for war in Europe, we should not be surprised if we witness in the days ahead the destrusction of the current Babylonian system - which is economic, military and spiritual - along with those nations that represent and promote this system through its controlling élites. In case anybody is in any doubt, the three headquarters of the Babylonian World System are in Washington DC, the City of London and the Vatican. If you need further persuasion to get the last of your prepping completed in the next 3-4 weeks then I fear you will not listen and it is already too late.
Final Days of Prepping
One of our brethren in Germany, who had no financial means to get anything in, suddenly received a windfall though unusual and wholly unpredictable circumstances, and is even now frantically trying to complete his preparations. What you have in your larder, augmented by wildly growing garden produce that is not rendered useless by radiation or other poisons and can be protected against thieves, what water you have stored, medical supplies, fuel for healing in winter, and so on, has in all likelihood got to last you from one year to 14 months. That is the reality wherever you may be though obviously there are going to be variations in different areas and regions of the world.
The Collapse of the Babylonian Economy
The three scriptures I have shared with you all were not sought after - all three of us opened up our Bibles and these are the passages they opened up to. You may make of these three witnesses what you will. We do not need them to be reminded that we are, in any case, by default, commanded to forsake Babylon and all her ways and that includes not only the spiritual harlotry or her faith but also her economic scam. The debt of debtor nations like the United States and European Union is now so enormous (multiple trillions, many times more than each country's GDP) that all attempts to delay the final and terrible crash, by endlessly printing money ('quantitative easing'), are pretty much at an end. Suddenly the markets will crash and your money will be worth cents on the dollar, and even then you probably won't be able to get it out of the banks when they foreclose. The West is bakrupt and no amount of fiat currency is going to alter that. And whether we like it or not, the Chinese and Russian-led BRICS consortium is to be the new - and probably final - financial system before it too one day collapses for the same reasons. The only way you're going to survive is to have two currencies, food and other essentials being the most important (with which to barter) and precious metals with which to trade (with those prepared to trade in silver and gold - not everyone will, so food and medicine is the most important - and in many parts of the world, weapons and ammuniction) and with which to start again after all these woes have passed.
No Longer 'Messianic' or 'Evangelical'
Our business during the 16 days of Temple Cleansing and Dedication is centred on purging such sin as remains in our own souls, so that the Enemy has no handle on us in the days of anarchy and violence, and the anointing and separation from the Body Politic, as it were, of Christendom and Messianism. One of the main themes of the sermon which I lost was that we have got to be prepared to stand apart - be separate from - all corrupt forms of Christianity and Messianism. And what that means in practice is that we are commanded to no longer view ourselves - in thought, lifestyle or deed - as 'Messianic', 'Protestant', 'Evangelical' or any other categorisation. Every true believer has to come OUT of these - completely - and identify himself totally - 100 per cent - with either NCAY or with other bodies who have been given the same commission as we have. They may not even have names as we do but may consist of those who have gathered out of the Babylonian churches and messianic congregations and are simply waiting on Yahweh. Some may have leaders, some may not. Whoever you are, know that you have a home here if you have been called as we have.
Vision of the Wolf
On the morning of Aviv 1, on the first of our three daily assemblies, I was shown a vision of a wolf. It was staring at me, lean and mean, with a predatory look in its eyes. This was the first of several visions, a warning that the Enemy has his eye on all true believers with a view to destroying them if he can. Therefore all must be on alert and be active in the tasks set by Yahweh over the 16 days of this cleansing and dedication, so the wolf has no possible means of going for anyone's throat. So be vigilent, brethren, and attentive and obedient to the Ruach (Spirit).
Further Enemy Attempts
Today - on the fourth day - two of us independently had prophetic dreams about the Enemy's interest in what we are doing at this cleansing and his attempts to gain access but I shall speak no more of this so they do not know what we know. Certainly today (Aviv 4) a very noteworthy thing happened that I will speak more of toward the end, Yah willing.
Vision of the Hebrew and Aramaic Words
The second and last of the several visions I saw on the first day of Aviv consisted of hundreds of Hebrew and Aramaic words that were coming from where I was standing and were receeding in the distance. These represent the pure Davar Elohim of Word of God that Yahweh is sending to and from us out into the world. We have certainly had some amazing times studying the Davar (Word) these last four days with much expertise to enrich us. We have an urgent and important commission and witness to warn those who will listen and to comfort and strengthen those who are determined to now follow Elohim (God) in all things, no matter the cost, for as we shall see sacrifice is an essential component of this cleansing.
The Four Sacrifices of the the Cleansing of Messianic Israel
On the first day Brother Ljungstrand reminded us that there are 'sacrifices' that are required of us:
The Spiritually Overweight
PART 1 - Ministry of the Courtyard
- 1. The Tresspass Offerings for specific sins (Cleansing);
- 2. The Sin Offerings for the sinful nature (Cleansing);
PART 2 - Ministry of the Sanctuary - Holy Place
- 3. The Peace Offerings (Dedication)
- 4. The Meal Offerings (Dedication)
PART 3 - Ministry of the Sanctuary - Holy of Holies
- 5. The Burnt Sacrificial Offerings for total dedication (Dedication); and
What these Old Covenant types represented is what Yahweh wants of us these 16 days. Sister Hayden, citing Pastor Francis Chan, pointed out to us that believers generally have a tendency to get so overweight spiritually because they have received so much teaching and yet return home with their lives still a mess and with no shalom (peace). They are just consuming, expecting to be nursed, without doing anything. Every man, woman and child must seek Yahweh for themselves and not expect to just be spiritually spoon-fed by leaders! This is why people keep coming for prayer again and again and are experiencing no change in their lives.
Preparing to Stand in Priesthood
This testimony is true. A large part of our ministry is teaching and people have happily come to be fed but so often nothing changes because people have grown fat and comfortable on the words of priestly intermediaries. They do little or nothing for the Kingdom. Not that the cohenim (priests) in NCAY have ever sought, or wanted, to be intermediaries but this tends to be the lazy default way of the flesh. This gathering has clearly identified this problem in those called to be a part of the Remnant and this has to change now or every man must be a navi (prophet) in his own - and in his family's - life. Like the Dead Sea which receives living water from the Sea of Galilee viā the River Jordan but gives none out to do useful work on its way to the sea, so Brother Ljungstrand pointed out that this is the tendency of lazy souls refusing to enter into their priestly calling. The result is a dead, salty inland sea with barely any life save in the brackish estuaries where fresh water meets salt. Most aquatic life is barely surviving in these small areas. But Yahweh is driving them out - and will drive them out - in the days ahead because every one of us will find ourselves in situations where important - and sometimes life-and-death - decisions have to be made and having only Yahweh to guide us! We will not always be able to counsel and share as we are doing now.
Serving Only Those We are Called to Serve
So this feeding frenzy without service for the ministry that leads to spiritual glutony has to end and every brother and sister must share in order to live in Messiah Yah'shua (Jesus), in whatever form that sharing may take. It is impotant, moreover, not to share indiscriminately, but to share only with those Yahweh calls us to share, whether it be of our testimony, time, resourses or whatever. Everybody in this time will have needs, which will be endless and unmeetable, and if we try to save the world we, and our families, will be destroyed. Therefore everyone has to be discerning. It is a matter of life-and-death. We 'owe' nobody anything, nobody has any 'rights'. We are to give only as Yahweh commands us to give, otherwise we will pay a heavy price and cause those who are ready for ministry, and in real need of it, to suffer. This is a strict warning - do not trust your sinful hearts, however pious and loving your feelings may seem to be, but trust only in the revelation of Yahweh to you. Thousands must have been crying and begging Noah to let them on the ark, and if he had let his fleshy 'compassion' get the better of him, he would have taken cursed seed on board and filfilled Satan's plan to destroy the Messianic Line. It is absolutely not - I repeat emphatically - >NOT for us to decide who is of the Remnant, who to shelter, who to feed, who to minister to. Again I say, we must not decide in our self-righteousness otherwise we cannot remain on the Ark, we cannot be called into the Remnant.
The Uprooting and Replanting of NCAY: The Prophetic Dream
I shared with MLT on Aviv 1 one of the many times this ministry has been uprooted and replanted because of disobedience and failure to be Torah-compliant in the past and shared with them the prophetic dream I had in 1996, nearly 20 years ago. I am going to share part of that with you again:
Birthday of the Remnant
"I dreamed that I was besides the sea and as I looked inland I could see that it had recently been flooded by the sea. Everywhere there was debris lying around as though a great storm or tital wave had struck the coast. A little inland I saw a tree which had been uprooted and was lying on the ground. Amazingly, though, the soil had not been washed away from its roots; a very large clump of earth was attached to the roots as though it had been removed from a very large plant pot indeed.
"Quite suddenly the Presiding Matriarch (of NCAY - the late Aslaug Mjųlsvik) appeared on the scene, and with her bare hands, picked up the tree and carried it off. I understood that she was going to replant it. Her entire concentration was occupied with this singular task and it was clear that she was not going to allow anything to sidetrack her from it" (Olive Branch 414:1-8).
Though this pertained to time many years ago when we were uprooted and replanted, it is one of those cyclical prophecies that repeats itself down the line until certain conditions are fulfilled and it is no longer is repeated. This is not only NCAY's very last chance to get purged but the very last chance of all believers to be cleansed so as to qualify for the Remnant because this is the official birthday of the Remnant in these latter-days. That is right, this is the time, this is the day and it will never be repeated again. Though, as before, some will fall away and some will come, this Temple Cleansing and Rededication is for the last time before Messiah returns in the next generation, and is as such, then, as important as though Yah'shua (Jesus) was returning in this generation! Make no mistake, this is not a game, it is not a theological exercise, this is for real, and if you still do not believe me, you will in the months and immediate years ahead. Just be sure you're on the Ark. Just be sure you're cleansed and dedicated else you will look back and beat your chest with bitter wailing, assuming you have survived what is coming.
The Three Fields
Now this prophetic dream is important for many reasons. It is important because we are undergoing our last replanting - this is the third and final mission field in my own life, but the first of the Remnant as a whole. I was shown many years ago in a prophetic dream of the three fields, each one progressively larger, the first very small, and the third quite large. At the time I was looking at the second field, which was also quite small, and was our second harvest. The third pertains to what is coming now and in my remaining years.
The True Order of Women's Priethood
The second reason this vision is important is because it underscores the importance of the priestly ministry of the sisters. The Royal Melchizedek Priesthood is for all who will covenant to be obedient to the Torah that their husbands or fathers guard. And though men and women have separate and different ministries, they are also overlapping ministries to a very large extent. We ordained women from our very beginning in the 1980's but we did not always know the full and correct divine tavnith or pattern which often resulted in hazy lines of authority and spiritual dysfunction. Today we have the full revelation, which I think most of you are conversant with.
A Patriarchal Order
This Remnant is Patriarchal in the sense that the basic unit of every congregation is the family with the father-husband as its cohen (priest) and head. Nevertheless, every wife is also by default a cohenet or priestess under her husband's authority, both at home and - when called and trained - in the Local Assembly. Her priesthood is an extension of his priesthood and can only operate with his mandate and blessing. She can serve in any office (except as an overall presiding officer, save in a temporary or provisional capacity) provided she is under the proper dominion of a believing husand - submissive and obedient in ahavah (love), in all things qodesh (holy, set-apart) and kosher (clean) - and provided the husband accepts full responsibility for her including her priesthhod violations.
The Priestess in the Local Assembly
If she is out of order in the local assembly, for example, only her husband can discipline her - and if he fails to do so as is required then it is he who is to be disciplined by the local assembly elders as though he had committed his wife's transgression! And if a wife is unrepentant, then he must annul her calling until she has made matters right, just as the messianic assembly can nullify his calling until he has made matters right. This is a big and critically important subject for the Remnant that I want to simply remind you of here today, and of the importance of wives to be properly positioned under their husbands at home and in the messianic assembly, and unmarried daughters (and sons under the age of 20) under the covering and authority of their father. The devil hates it and stirs up rage in those who hate true lines of spiritual toqef (authority). Any other pattern than the divine one is counterfeit and will allow the Enemy to enter families and congregations to cause havoc. So please make careful note. The Remnant allows for no other tavnith (pattern). It's not negociable.
The Remnant in Tavnith
It is important that we are clear about all divine tavnith (pattern). Without it the Remnant cannot stand or operate in the Sukkot Anointing. As Brother Ljungstrand reminded us when he quoted Psalm 24:
The Righteous Overcomers
"Who may ascend into the hill (mountain) of Yahweh?
Or who may stand in His qadosh (holy, set-apart) place?
He who has clean hands and a pure heart,
Who has not lifted up his soul to an idol,
Nor sworn deceitfully. Yahweh,
And righteousness from the Elohim (God) of his salvation.
This is Jacob, the generation of those who seek Him,
Who seek Your face" (Ps.24:3-6, NKJV)
Here Jacob - Israel - is defined as the generation of those who seek Yahweh's face - direct one-on-one communion. It's how Jacob overcame, and without seeking that face there is no overcoming, no conquering of sin or the sin nature.
This lines up with a davar (word) that Yahweh gave me this morning - a mitzvah (commandment) for our morning assembly:
Fearful Consequences Rejecting the Sukkot Anointing
"Let all who worship images, who vaunt their idols, be put to shame" (Ps.97:7, NEB).
These are, of course, not merely outward things that we give our allegiance and obeissance to in flagrant idolatry but every heart-attitude - every desire - which places itself above Yahweh, King Yah'shua (Jesus) and His Kingdom. Those who have receive the Sukkot Anointing are past such idolatry because their minds, hearts and bodies are firmly established. Such receive a more sure word of prophecy, they walk in Light not available in the Shavu'ot (Pentecostal) Anointing and therefore cannot have the excuse to plead ignorance. So sacred a trust is this Shavu'ot Anointing that there are fearful consequences for those who subsequently choose to walk away from it:
A Passage That Terrifies
"For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted the heavenly gift, and have become partakers of the Ruach haQodesh (Holy Spirit), and have tasted the good Davar Elohim (word of God) and the powers of the age to come, if they fall away, to renew them again to repentance, since they crucify again for themselves the Son of Elohim (God), and put Him to an open shame" (Heb.6:4-6, NKJV).
This passage has terrified all of us at some time or another - I don't know how many people have come to me fearful that they have denied the Ruach haQodesh (Holy Spirit) unto damnation. The key word here is "tasted" which means to 'eat' and 'experience' the substance of the Davar (Word). That is real 'knowing', not memorising Scriptures. Once the Scripture is alive to you - once you are experiencing it for real in the heavenly realm, bringing you a sure existential knowledge of its emet (truth) that is beyond emunah (faith), and and if you then you choose to deny it as though it had never happened, then you are in serious trouble. Then you have every reason to be fearful of a terrible judgment.
The Responsibility of Knowing
Let me illustrate. If a man is plotting to commit a crime and wants to share his plans with me and I refuse to listen, then I cannot possibly testify against him once he commits it if called upon to do so by the civil authorities. If he tells me his plan and the authorities question me, and I lie to the authorities, I am in big trouble. If I say nothing or openly lie, I am an accomplice to the crime. Once you know, you are under obligations.
The Chance to Say No
I told Sister Brachman during one of the assemblies that it was a huge responsibility hearing and coming to a knowledge of the things she was hearing. It is important we always know what we are getting ourselves into and that we are given an opportunity to say, 'No more! I don't want to hear another word!' and then leave, for then we are no longer responsible. The emet (truth) in words is one thing but once the those devarim (words) penetrate heart and spirit and we know that emet (truth) within, we can no longer say, 'No more! I don't want to hear another word!' and then proceed to deny what we have experienced. Once we know, we become accountable. Then we are in grave danger of denying the Ruach (Spirit) with all that that implies.
No Srtragglers in the Kingdom
That is why I often invite people to flee from us if they are not prepared to shoulder the responsibility of taking the emet (truth) onboard. And though many have fled this work, having obtained such a witness, and have then chosen to blame me or the ministry for their suffering afterwards, the emet (truth) is that they are in denial of their own choices and are simply blame-shifting. I personally would rather they had never come, and that is why we do not make it easy to join us. And we absolutely cannot do that with Yahweh for we are responsible for choosing what we have received in our essential being. The Kingdom admits no stragglers - you're either in or out - and if you're pretending you're in when you're not, you will either have to make teshuvah (repent) and get in properly or the Kingdom will spit you out.
An Advance Deposit of the Millennial Ruach
The writer of Hebrews speaks of "the power of the age to come", that is to say, the Millennial or Sukkot Age which had not been ushered in during New Testament times and won't be ushered in until Messiah reterns. Nevertheless the Remnant are to be an advance deposit of it and must walk in the world - in the midst of this evil age - with it, and know the extreme contrast of the two. You can't have one foot in the Shavu'ot Anointing and another in the evil world, let alone one in the Sukkot and one in the Shavu'ot Anointing. It's one or the other. There are no half-baptisms, no half covenants - you can't be in two at the same time, as many messianics are trying with their 'Renewed' covenant. The Old is a corpse and was wound up at Calvary - we're now in the New.
The Power of the Age is a Point of No Return
So the "power of the age" is coming - now. It's not here yet as we can all tesify, though perhaps some individuals have. We're still in the cleansing and haven't entered the 'hot wash' yet! Once the Sukkot Anointing does come then, as Brother Ljungstrand pointed out, this is the 'point of no return'. We can never go back. If you have come up to the Remnant when it's empowered, and later depart from it, you won't be able to return to where you were before - there's no 'Shavu'ot' or earlier Anointing to fall back on.
The Fear of Yahweh Essential to the Sukkot Anointing
It is not possile to fall away from the Sukkot Anointing and be renewed. To fully take that on board, to really understand exactly what is being said here, requires a real fear of Yahweh for the responsibility is great. So don't desire this casually. Your salvation may have been free but to be a partaker of this final Anoitning is going to cost you absolutely everything you've got or might get. We, as teachers of the Davar Elohim (Word of God) know that we shall be judged more strictly than the rest of you (jas.3:1), but I would not care to be judged as a lapsed recipient of the Sukkot Anointing. So make sure you absolutely know what you're getting into, and know that the price for the glory and power of that Anointing is your eternal salvation if you walk away from it.
The Stiff-Necked First Exodus Israel
Following the Exodus and crossing of the Red Sea and the arrival at Mount Sinai and the receiving of the Torah (Law), Moses prayed to Yahweh and asked for forgiveness for his stiff-neckedness people:
"'Yahweh, Yahweh-Elohim, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abounding in goodness and emet (truth), keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, by no means clearing the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children and the children's children to the third and the fourth generation.' So Moses made haste and bowed his head toward the earth, and worshiped. Then he said, 'If now I have found grace in Your sight, O Yahweh, let my Master, I pray, go among us, even though we are a stiff-necked people; and pardon our iniquity and our sin, and take us as Your inheritance" (Ex.34:6-9, NKJV).
The Future Promise
Of course, that generation never did see its inheritance and Moses' prayer was not heard precisely because of persistent and habitual sin. However, immediately after this Yahweh did make a promise which was not fulfilled in Israel at that time, not in any other time since, and if so, then only partially. Remember, the people had already experienced numerous marvels, including the 10 plagues of Egypt and the parting of the Red Sea. This is the promise He made:
A Covenant of Marvels for the Remnant
"And He said: "Behold, I make a b'rit (covenant). Before all your people I will do marvels such as have not been done in all the earth, nor in any nation; and all the people among whom you are shall see the work of Yahweh. For it is an awesome thing that I will do with you" (Ex.34:10, NKJV).
This is the little spoken of, let alone recognised, Covenant of Marvels that Brother Ljungstrand reminded us of on the first day. Of course, there have been lots of marvels or miracles since this time to our own but nothing on the scale that belongs to the Sukkot Anointing. This is one of the promises given to those who will fully die to self, live for Yah'shua (Jesus) and walk obediently in the mitzvot (commandments). That there will be a need for such marvels and miracles will become the more readily apparent as we witness the world disintegrating into anarchy, where civil government breaks down in many parts of the world and where gang law rules, as in modern-day Somalia, for instance, or in the ISIS-controlled lands of the Middle East and West Africa.
The Solar Eclipse and the Great Change
I should probably mention in passing, so that our account is complete, that we witnessed the eclipse on Aviv 1 though we saw very little as the weather was overcast. It heralded no specific event in the world that I know of but certainly marked a change in the invisible that will progressively manifest outwardly. It's course across the north Atlantic symbolically depicted a separation of the Old World from the New World as was shown to me in a vision in 2011. One kind of sunlight was blotted out to symbolically indicate a new kind of light coming into the world in the form of the Sukkot Anointing. It was only an 85% partial eclipse here, reminding us that these are not the last days of the End Time but the penultimate ones. The whole world is shifting gear and it was marked by 20 March 2015 on the Gregorian Calendar.
Doom of the Israeli Republic
We spent the first part of the afternoon session on Aviv 1 contemplating a modern context for Isaiah 13:1-5 (concerning the doom of Babylon), namely, events in the Middle East. Since the Israeli Republic, which is not true Israel but an Edomite counterfeit (the true Israel is the corporate Torah-obedient believers in Messiah), is a part of the Babylonian System and is doomed, we should expect its eventual demise in spite of the protestations of the fanatical and blinded Zionists in both the Jewish and Christian camps. Those parts of the West Bank not directly under Israeli Control but under the Palestinian Authority (which several countries have now recognised as an independent state on equal par with the Israeli entity), has opened the way for takeover by Muslim extremists which would directly threaten the security of the Jewish State. It was this fear that caused Israelis to vote the right-winger and war-monger Benjamin Netanyahu back into power.
40 Plus 40 Years Probation Ending
The Jewish Republic is fast approaching it's 80th birthday, in 2018, assuming it makes it that far, which is a double 40 year period. The Edomite powers were rejected in 1988 when after 40 years they failed to establish a nation aligned to Yahweh's purposes. Esau cannot mimick Jacob/Israel but on account of Jacob's deception appears to be being given a double mandate of 80 years in which to prove that he can govern in righteousness. He hasn't as his treatment of the Palestinians and others has demonstrated. The Jewish Republic, like all the other Western Babylonian nations, is fast unravelling, and once America crumbles - as it will - the artificial State in the Middle East will crumble with it. Since Netanyahu's re-election, Obama has been sending clear signals that the special arrangment between the two nations is coming to an end.
Zionism, the Terminal Illness
Sadly, those under the Zionistic delusion will not finally see the emet (truth) until this happens. Many will lose faith, having put it in the arm of flesh, on visible things, on the earthly Jerusalem, instead of the New Jerusalem above (Gal.4:26). This particular form of idolatry, which absolutely prevents those aspiring to the Sukkot Annointing to come up to it, is one of the worst amongst believers of the current age and has bred such virulent pride, hardness-of-heart and arrogance. Zionism is a terminal illness and must be repented of totally as a condition of admission to the Remnant.
The Well-Trodden Way of Judgment Once More
We are once more entering the 'orach or well-trodden way of Yahweh's mishpatim (judgments), even as it is written:
Good Harvests Within the Judgments
"Yes, in the 'orach (well trodden road, way) of Your mishpatim (judgments),
O Yahweh, we have waited for You;
The desire of our soul is for Your Name
And for the remembrance of You.
With my soul I have desired You in the night,
Yes, by my ruach (spirit) within me I will seek You early;
For when Your mishpatim (judgments) are in the earth,
The inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness.
"Let grace be shown to the wicked, (Isa.26:8-11, NKJV).
Yet he will not learn righteousness;
In the land of uprightness he will deal unjustly,
And will not behold the majesty of Yahweh.
Yahweh, when Your hand is lifted up, they will not see.
But they will see and be ashamed
For their envy of people;
Yes, the fire of Your enemies shall devour them"
There is nothing new in this. The world is reaping what it has sown in judgment because it has ripened in wickedness. Through this chastising, the people of the earth will learn righeousness, both believers who will not come up to the Remnant and those who yet refuse Yah'shua (Jesus) admission to their hearts. Thus in spite of the evil, there will, as Brother Ljungstrand pointed out, also be good harvests in the midst of these mishpatim (judgments).
Slavery Again for the Rebellious
Yah's people will wake up to their awful plight and start obeying again. However, this is still the Low Road and is a painful one for those who choose it. It is far better to choose the High Road of the Remnant. We have come to the point where Yahweh can no longer restrain judgment because of the prayers of the qodeshim (saints, set-apart ones). That is why many of our nations must be humbled and put into slavery for the arrogance of fleshy minds and hearts will not otherwise yield. It is no different really to the captivity of Israel in Assyria or Judah in Babylon. That is why Yahweh calls this "the well-trodden way of [His] judgments". Every generation thinks it is more righteous, more enlightened, more exceptional and more worthy of lenience for its sins than the previous one, but brutal reality awaits them.
Concern About Family and Friends
In the afternoon session of Aviv 1 Yahweh told me to "comfort, yes, comfort My people!" (Isa.40:1, NKJV). We're all concerned, obviously, about complacent and unbelieving family members in such dangerous times. Satan has had, and is having, a field day but the whole blame cannot be laid at his feet. Humanity has asked to be fooled because of its choices.
Nuclear War Pre-Planned
It's no accident that the secular April Fool's Day will be occuring in the middle of this countdown. People are getting their secular 'Fool's Paradise' and it's hardly a paradise. Illuninati bankster Rothschild has stated he wants nuclear war by 3 April, which is the first day of Chag haMatazah and it is only because of Yahweh's intervention that none has happened until now. One brave American general refused to press the button and was fired recently.
The Dream of Piling Dirty Dishes
Brother Rydin shared a dream in the afternoon session in which he found himself at a kitchen sink trying to wash up a vast number of dirty dishes and other items. They just kept piling up which overwhelmed him. This is clearly tied in with the cleansing we have all been called to and man's inability to do a thing about it apart from Yah'shua (Jesus).
The Potter Prophecies: Israel
The afternoon session ended with Brother Ljungstrand reminding us of Jeremiah's prophecies of the Potter and their application to our time now. First the prophecy concerning the northern tribes of Israel:
The Potter Prophecies: Judah
"The word which came to Jeremiah from Yahweh, saying: 'Arise and go down to the potter's house, and there I will cause you to hear My words.' Then I went down to the potter's house, and there he was, making something at the wheel. And the vessel that he made of clay was marred in the hand of the potter; so he made it again into another vessel, as it seemed good to the potter to make.
"Then the word of Yahweh came to me, saying: 'O house of Israel, can I not do with you as this potter?' says Yahweh. 'Look, as the clay is in the potter's hand, so are you in My hand, O house of Israel! The instant I speak concerning a nation and concerning a kingdom, to pluck up, to pull down, and to destroy it, if that nation against whom I have spoken turns from its evil, I will relent of the disaster that I thought to bring upon it. And the instant I speak concerning a nation and concerning a kingdom, to build and to plant it, if it does evil in My sight so that it does not obey My voice, then I will relent concerning the good with which I said I would benefit it'" (Jer.18:1-10, NKJV; cp. Rom.9:21).
There is still hope for the Israelite nations today if they will make teshuvah (repent) for by nature Ephraim and his fellow tribesmen from the north are pliable and remouldable. But the choice to change direction has to be consciously and deliberately made otherwise the judgments must come to pass. They are guaranteed nothing because of their ancestry, something that Judah has stubornly refused to accept so far, and why he was permanently barred from ever forming a separate political entity again. We read in the same prophecy of Jeremiah:
Proof of the Illegitimacy of the Israeli Republic
"Thus says Yahweh of hosts: 'Even so I will break this people (Judah) and this city (Jerusalem), as one breaks a potter's vessel, which cannot be made whole again" (Jer.19:11, NKJV)
What this means is that no Judahite nation can ever be built again at Jerusalem and in Judah, in the same way that Jericho cannot be (Josh.6:26). When the nation of Israel is restored it will be for all twelve tribes as distinct peoples who believe in Yah'shua (Jesus) and not the amalgam claimed by Judaism and Messianic Judaism which reject the Two House doctrine. This means that the Holy Land - Canaan, Palestine, whatever you want to call it - is neither for Jews nor Islamists nor exclusively for 'Messianic Jews', so called - but for kol Yisra'el - all Israel. And that nation, with its 12 distinctive and separate tribes, has not yet returned to the land.
The Lands of the North Must be Emptied
Scripture tells us that when the northern tribes return it will be viā the location of the ancient Assyrian territories they were once held captive in, from whence they set out into Europe initially and thence into the whole world. That land - now known as Syria, Iraq and parts of Turkey and Iran - will have to be emptied before the tribes return. That may well be why Yahweh has permitted ISIS to be unleashed and why there are such massive movements of refugees. ISIS, created by the Republic of Israel and the USA to destabilise the region for its own geopolitical ends, will at some point be destroyed, most likely by the very powers that created it in the first place. So in the bigger picture there are reasons for what is happening there being allowed. For it is written:
Challenges of the Second Exodus
"Thus says Yahweh-Elohim: 'When I have gathered the house of Israel from the peoples among whom they are scattered, and am hallowed in them in the sight of the Gentiles, then they will dwell in their own land which I gave to My servant Jacob. And they will dwell safely there, build houses, and plant vineyards; yes, they will dwell securely, when I execute mishpatim (judgments) on all those around them who despise them. Then they shall know that I am Yahweh their Elohim (God)'" (Ezek.28:25-26, NKJV).
So there are mutliple reasons for the judgments taking place now and which are to come - they are judgments for sin and they are preparing the return home of the tribes. The return has to be accomplished under the Covenant of Marvels (Miracles) precisely because this return (including the return of the southern tribes of Judah and Benjamin from the south at the same time) will be far more challenging than the original first Exodus out of Egypt. The enemy won't just be Egypt and a few Canaanite tribes but the whole world with sophisticated weaponry who will be in league with nephilim and various angel-human hybrid races posing as aliens. The tribes will be led back supernaturally but on such a scale and in such a way as to make the First Exodus seem like a tea party by comparison. And this is why when Pesach (Passover) is celebrated in the Millennium they will not be commemorating the First Exodus but the Second.
Celebrating the Birth of Messiah
On the evening of Aviv 1 and during the evening assembly we had a very simple commemoration of the Birth of Messiah, the first of its kind. It was a very beautiful experience at which we sung 'O Holy Night'. Though the Birth of Messiah was at Pesach (there are some messianics who believe it was actually on Aviv 1 - most celebrate it at Sukkot and a few at Yom Teruah) we felt that the symbolism accorded well with the calling to assemble for cleansing that we are now pursuing as we can only approach the Throne of Grace on an even field of humility, dying to self so that Messiah can live in us. Whether we will do this again we are undecided about as this is not a divine moed (appointment) and we don't want new traditions creeping in that might result in any sort of duplication of the old pagan Christmas ones we long ago abandoned. People will start wanting to make cribs, decorate trees, have presents etc.. We lit a few candles, recounted the birth story and how important that birth was for the salvation of man, and how vulnerable we must be in coming to Messiah as the baby Yah'shua (Jesus) was potentially vulnerable to His enemies. So it was a simple affair. If we do continue it at all it is very unlikely that we shall be adding anything more.
Brethren and sisters, I cannot stress the utmost importance of this gathering for the Cleansing and Dedication of the Temple. It will never happen again in my lifetime and it will only happen one more time in the last generation before Messiah returns. What is decided here by Heaven seals this generation up - believers and unbelievers alike, determining its destination based on the choices it has made. What is decided at the end of it will determine whether you are to remain in the Court, the Holy Place or the Holy of Holies when your days are brought to an end. This ought to be time of the greatest repentance in your life, greater than any annual Days of Teshuvah because what follows this set-apart time is the judgment of this whole generation in real space and time - in the physical world as much as the spiritual. There are a few days left but there are not many. Do not delay a moment longer!
Continued in Part 2