Month 7:1, Rosh Chodesh, Year:Day 5939:179 AM|
ROSH CHODESH VIII (Shibi'i haChodesh)
2Exodus 2/40, 4th Sh'mittah - Year 49/50,
USA Judgment - Day #T-26, Global Judgment - Day #T-113
Gregorian Calendar Monday 14 September 2015
Yom Teruah 2015
The End of an Aeon
Introduction to the Three-in-One Festival
Chag sameach Yom Teruah, chag sameach Rosh Chodesh and shabbat shalom Mishpachah! Welcome to what I sometimes call the three-in-one festival of Yahweh, to the wedding of Rosh Chodesh and Shabbat. This is the first of the autumnal (fall) festivals which, when they are literally fulfilled at the end of the age, will result in:
Yom Teruah vs. Rosh haShana
- 1. The Second Coming of Yah'shua the Messiah (Jesus Christ) represented by Yom Teruah (Trumpets);
- 2. The Final Judgment by Messiah represented by Yom haKippurim (Atonements);
- 3. The Marriage Feast of the Lamb represented by the seven days of Sukkot (Tabernacles); and
- 4. The Beginning of the thousand year-long Millennial Kingdom of Messiah represented by Shemini Atseret (Great Last Day).
The true Yom Teruah has been hijacked by the Talmudists and turned into a false new year festival which they call Rosh haShanah ('Head of the Year') that has caused - and is causing - great confusion when it comes to the start and finish of the current Sh'mittah or Sabbatical Year. The biblical new year always starts in the spring - Aviv 1 - and that applies to both the Sh'mittah (Sabbatical Year) and the Yovel (Jubilee Year) too. Talmudic Jews and Messianic Jews are expecting the current Sh'mittah to end at Yom Kippur and in consequence many are predicting the collapse to occur on 23 September this year when in fact it does not end until 7 April 2016! Why is this dangerous? Because when the predicted collapse, or World War 3 or some other disaster does not occur on the exact day, many will lose faith and expose themselves to great danger if they do not remain alert and prepared for what s coming and has already begun.
Events and Processes
Brethren and sisters, as I have said before many times, Yom haKippurim (Atonements) is important this year because it unleashes a PROCESS of judgments culminating in the Judgment of the United States on 10 October and of the rest of the world reaching its climax on 12 January 2016. Judgment does not occur in a 24-hour period of time even if certain judgment events will occur on particular days, like the fall of Jerusalem to the Babylonians in 587 BC or the fall of Jerusalem to the Romans in 70 AD. The Stock market will fall on a particular day and if America, or the EU, falls to a foreign power, it will likely surrender on a particular day.A judgment process may therefore be said to culminate on a particular day with a certain event. The exile of Judah in Babylon, which lasted 70 years, was a part of a Judgment process and lasted a very long time. As individuals we will all be judged on a certain day - the Day of Yahweh or 'Day of the LORD', to use the better-known designation, and indeed the whole earth.
Announcing the Yovel in Advance
This year in particular it is the task and responsibility of all the nevi'im (prophets) around the world to also warn the people today to make preparations for the Yovel or Jubilee Year which begins at the end of this Sh'mittah (Sabbatical Year) on Aviv1 - 7 April 2016 - too. But we will deal with that when we come to it. As for the details - what happens when - that He has not revealed to me, at least, only that what is coming is imminent. My calling today, and in the days, weeks and months ahead is to warn, warn and warn again.
A Day of Good and Bad News
Each year Yom Teruah is good news for the righteous and bad news for the wicked, and this year is no different in that respect. Those who have been making a full teshuvah (repentance) in preparation for the coming judgment at Yom haKippurim and have sought Yahweh's Face with all their might, mind and strength, and have surrendered themselves yet deeper to His Sovereignty over their lives, have everything to look forward to in spite of the calamities building up in the world at this time.
The End of an Aeon and Separation of the Good from the Bad
This year is very, very important because it represents the end of an aeon or age. The world is changing - Yah's people are growing up into the Light and the rest of the world is sinking deeper into the Darkness. Yom Teruah (Trumpets) this year represents a major widening or separation of the righteous from the wicked, and the Remnant from the main body of lukewarm Christians and Messianics. Those who are trying to be neutral and are doing nothing will be drawn further into the Darkness whether they like it or not.
No Such Thing as Spiritual Neutrality or Statis
Every Yom Teruah (Trumpets) Yah'shua (Jesus) comes in the form of a fresh anointing to true talmidim (disciples) through the Ruach haQodesh (Holy Spirit) and withdraws more of His Ruach (Spirit) from the lukewarm and disobedient. This is a process that cannot be stopped. You're experiencing it now though if you're asleep the realisation that you have descended further into darkness may suddenly, and shockingly, come at a moment when you are jolted by some calamity into the realisation that you have lost spiritual ground. People will choose to go one way or the other, whether they grow into the light or descend further onto the darkness, even when they make no choice at all, as they suppose, believing the lie that they can simply hold their ground by inactivity. No - and this is important - but not choosing darkness or light you are, in fact, choosing the darkness, because salvation and deliverance is a contintinous movement. Do not be deceived - the saved move ever closer to Yah'shua (Jesus), even if it is only in small increments, responding affirmatively to His drawing Ruach (Spirit) in their daily choices. There is a continuous pull of spiritual gravity on us and we can no more stand still than a stone can remain suspended in the air: it is either moving upwards under a propelling force or it is falling because the propelling force is absent. The Ruach (Spirit) is either moving on you or She isn't. You're either ascending or falling. That is the reality of the spiritual life and another reason the once saved, always saved doctrine is false.
Putting Salvation into Practice
Work is work and idleness is idleness. When Paul says "continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, for it is Elohim (God) who works in you to will and to act according to His good purpose" (Phil.2:12-13, NIV), he is not just describing salvation as a mental calculation as one might work out a mathematical problem - even though, of course, we do have to apply our minds - but he is primarily describing salvation as an exercise of the whole soul, as one might 'work out' in a gymnasium. At N.T.Wright explains in his incisive way:
Learning Stewardship and Responsibility
"Paul wants his hearers to think out for themselves, and put into practice, wise decisions as to what conformity to the Messiah's pattern looks like in this situation or that one, not just in obedience to clear moral norms - though there are obviously plenty of those - but in the practical reasoning that, aided by the spirit, learns the 'Messiah's mind' in day-to-day choices whose freedom only emerges once those moral norms are recognised (as one discovers the 'freedom' to drive around the countryside once the 'norms' of traffic rules are recognised). 'Work at bringing about your own salvation', he instructs them, not at all in the sense of 'save yourselves by your good works', as some have anxiously imagined, 'but figure out what your version of soteria (salvation) is going to look like in practice', as opposed to 'salvation' offered elsewhere. Think through what's going to be pleasing to the Lord', he says in Ephesians. 'Work it out.' 'Don't be foolish', he goes on, 'but understand what the Lord's will is.' 'Test everything', he tells the Thessalonians (1 Thes.5:21). This is what it will look like to discover, more as an art than a science, what sort of poiêma, a 'work of art', one is supposed to be, and hence what sort of 'good works' may have been prepared, ahead of time, for one to 'walk in'" .
There is this daily dynamic that a true, spiritually regenerated believer who has not fallen asleep and is slipping into apostacy, is walking in. There is a process with a goal in a saved soul, one that requires thoughts great and small that lead to great and small works. Together these add up, day by day, week by week, month by month, year by year and throughout a whole life, forming our character, propelling us in our exodus out of the darkness of the world, with all its complex allurements and deceptions, into the fullness of the light of the Kingdom of our Messiah, and it is our spiritual positioning - where we have arrived - that we are judged on every Yom haKippurim for each year. It's the time we meet with Yah'shua (Jesus), willingly or unwillingly, consciously or unconsciously, and give an account. We may not be physically standing in front of the Judge of the Universe, as we shall on the Day of Yahweh, consciously giving an account to determine where our final destination in the eternities will be, as our whole life in played back to us. That is not what is going to happen in a few days' time. But when Yom haKippurim rolls along, our spirit will stand before Him and account for the past year even if we are unconscious of it because we are wallowing in the flesh. This is why we, in this ministry, give account as cohenim (priests) to spiritual mentors in an interview every Yom haKippurim, so that we can have a dry run, as it were, of the Final Day of Judgment before the Creator, so that we may exercise our minds and hearts more consciously in these matters and learn what it actually is to be a steward of our gifts and callings.
Illustrative Brushes With Officialdom
Most people these days have no concept of what stewardship and accountability are because it is rarely demanded of anyone any more. And that is as true in the churches and messianic assemblies as it is in the secular society. Indeed, if you have had any kind of brush with officaldom in your life, you will know how eagerly they are willing to pass the buck when it comes, for instance, to a complaint.
A Swedish company has supplied me with three defective greenhouses that cannot be built, which I paid for with a lot of money, but they never answer my complaints. Insurance companies are notorious for their 'small print' in which they effectively wriggle out of any obligations which appear plainly stated in the big text. Yes, I have been swindled by insurance companies too, as I am sure you have. These are examples of a failure to accept responsibility. They are examples of a failure to exercise scripturally-mandated stewardship and accountability. And whilst people may believe that by their cleverness and craftiness they can wriggle out of their responsibility like slippery snakes in this life, they absolutely can not do that in the Final Judgment and they do not escape it each year either.
No Escaping Judgment
It does not matter whether you choose to observe Yom haKippurim or not. It does not matter that you have no awareness of it. It does not matter whether you are not a Christian or not because this law is set into the very fabric of creation. The Judge exists and the Judge judges. Believer or unbeliever, messianic or non-messianic, it is irrelevent what you profess because you will be judged, whether you like it or not.
Your Salvation or Lack Thereof is Plainly Visible
But the result will be plain enough, if not you you, then to many of your friends who whom you, especially those who are walking in the Light. They will see your decline, they will notice your moodiness, your hostility to emet (truth), your disdain of law and accountability, your mean-spiritedness and a thousand other indices, large and small. Your decline will be visible to someone and it is certainly visible to the One who made you and watches over you. And likewise, the same will be true if you have advanced in the Light by working out your salvation diligently. You will have become more mature, your charater will have become more mellow, you will have become wiser, more loving, more grateful and appreciative of your blessings, kinder, more forgiving, gentler, a better servant, a harder worker, and all the markers of righteousness that Scripture speaks of. These things will become visible, if not to yourself (because you are foucssed on others rather than yourself) then certainly to those who know you.
Choices That Add Up Into Character
I remember one young man who works in a shop we frequent in our home town here in Sweden. Some of you will know who I am talking about. He was cheerful, helpful and a pleasure so converse with. The vaccation came and went and he returned and his countenance was darkened. He was more withdrawn, surly, his smile was gone, he had become someone else. I do not know what happened to him but it was more than evident that he has made bad choices and had lost something precious in the interim. Such changes happen to believers and unbelievers alike because all of us are either expanding or contracting in righteousness based on the numerous daily choices we make. Some changes are gradual and some sudden. And it does not matter whether we experience good or evil on the outside of our lives, we are not destined by fate to be destroyed in our character by them if they are evil.
Indices of Savedness
The destiny of our soul rests on how we react to situations. Whether we forgive those who wrong-do us or whether we chose to be angry and bitter; whether we react with kindness or cruely; whether we get up and move on or whether we stubbornlly bury our feet in the ground and sit down, refusing to to more forward. In these matters, irrespective of our circumstances, we have very real choices we can make that will enhance our character or damage it. The devil never makes us do these things - he is incapable of making us do anything that we do not ourselves choose to do. We may have no control over losing a job, getting divorced, losing a loved one in death, or any of the numerous painful and hard things that happen to us in life. But we do, absolutely, have the choice to react positively or negatively to them. We have the power and ability and freedom to choose who we are going to be, and that is the index or sign of our savedness or lostness.
Life is not easy. It wasn't intended to be. Neither was it designed to be a place of leisure and entertainment, even if we need some of this to rest and relax. Life is an obstacle course, a training ground for the soul in which is makes the choices that determine its future. If we are miserable and unhappy it is not because we were fated to be miserable and unhappy. Yes, bad things happen, and there's little or nothing we can do about most of those, but who we are is our own choice - always. We have a Saviour who is available to us who is more than ready to lift us out of despondency and into simcha (joy) even if we are suffering in a concentration camp as Corrie ten Boom did. If we wallow in self-pity and self-entitlement it is because we choose to do so, not because we are helpless, and no one can lift you up but yourself. Yes, there are helpers, companions and friends willing to help you up but they cannot contract your leg muscles for you. You must do the getting up. And, yes, it can be a very, very hard struggle. What we absolutely cannot do, yes, Yah'shua (Jesus) will do for us, and many a time He carries us without us even being aware of it. And Good Samaritans may be sent into your life to help you. But Good Samaritans are never sent to be substitutes for your own effort. They may insert thenmselves as the missing planks in the bridges you need to cross but at some point you have to repair that bridge yourself.
12 Hours of Hellish Pain
Two nights ago I went through hell for 12 hours with some of the worst continuous pain I have experienced in my life. I thought I would perish as all hope of medical relief vanished. I struggled, I pled, I begged, and nothing happened as I bent up double with stomach pain. My family wanted to help but knew they could do nothing but pray. One suggested I go to hospital but I knew they could not help, and I declined. I did not realise it at the time but I was trying to make my own contribution to the deliverance process that only the Saviour can do. Then Yahweh spoke to me. "Stop struggling and sit at the end of your bed". I did so. Then the psalm came into my mind:
The First Miracle
"Be still, and know that I am Elohim (God)" (Ps.46:10, NIV).
Trust me, it is hard to be still when you're in agony and are terrified that you haven't done something you need to, fearing that you might die or something. So I stopped struggling even though my body wanted to writhe. I became still. Spontaneously, under the movement of the Ruach (Spirit), I started repeating over and over again, "I release all to You". Instantly, the pain dminished by a half and my body began to relax. I went and told my family, who had been praying for me, and they rejoiced. Exhaused, I crawled back into bed and slept. A few hours later I woke up with even more agony, this time from chronic fibromyalgia pains, and started the struggle again. I went to the end of my bed, expecting to repeat the same deliverance as before, but nothing happened. "Be still" didn't work. "Releasing all" didn't work and I was surprised - shocked - horrified. Why not? Because it was not His instruction to me this time. It was my own.
The Second Agony and Repentance
So I tried to lie down again. Impossible, the pain was too great. I sat on the side of my bed facing my Chinese camphorwood chest on which I keep a New Testament. I asked what to do. He told me to turn to Ephesians 3 and reminded me of something He had said to me the afternoon before (this was about 3 or 4 am). When I had asked Him the cause of my illness then He had spoken a Latin word to me, purposefully in Latin so that I would know this was from Him and not my own imagination, because I didn't know what it meant though I vaguely remembered having heard it sometime before in the distant past. (It's in the old King James version). It doesn't matter what that word was other than I knew it was a call to make teshuvah - to repent. So in agony, doubled up in pain, and thoroughly exhausted from both the present struggle and the previous one, broken and helpless, I bent forward and began to confess my sins in prayer, and offered on the altar of sacrice everything I possessed, even they which was most precious to me, being willing to release them to Him, not knowing whether He would return them to me or not. I offered my family, my ministry, everything I had written over the past 30 years, my vast website, all that was lawful, precious and important to me. And I meant it. There was no time to be fearful that He might not return some or all of these things. But in my heart of hearts I had made the decision that it was more important to me to commune with Him face-to-face, to know His perfect will without the slightest shadow if doubt, than to own anything else in this Universe.
The Second Miracle and a Command
Instantly, the pain lifted by about half once again, but I continued to pray, because I was not fully in my physical body which was so weak and exhausted but somewhere inbetween. I just knew the worst of the pain was not there anymore. But I was so much in the Ruach (Spirit) I did not care or even notice any more. Not sure whether I was awake or asleep I continued to pray. I brought to my mind the 33rd chapter of Ezekiel, parts of which I had quoted not so long ago in a devotional, and He reminded me that if I did not warn the people of what was to come, that I would be accountible. If I issued the warnings I would be guiltless and their condemnation would be entirely their own. And that is a fearsome responsibility, I don't mind telling you.
Drawn to Ezekiel
At 6 am I was aware that the pain from this latest attack was all gone. I was completely still and at shalom (peace), if totally exhausted. I went to the bathroom, opened my Bible, feeling a strong urging of the Ruach (Spirit) to read the Book of Ezekiel from beginning to end. For during those two hours I had been led to understand that I was moving out of a Jeremiah-type ministry into an Ezekiel-type one, and I was anxious to know what that might mean in practice.
A Revelation on the Greatness of Yahweh-Elohim
I began with the first chapter, being very much deeply in the Ruach (Spirit) still after my two-hour encounter, and I read that mysterious chapter in which the navi (prophet) is given an extraordinary vision of the Throne of Elohim (God). In the past I have read that chapter not understanding at all what it meant, toying initially (many years ago back in the 1970's) with J.E.Blumrich's theory that Ezekiel saw a spaceship  and latterly that what the navi (prophet) saw was so other-worldly that he simply expressed himself in abstract, poetic images. But as I read the first chapter this time, I was there, experiencing what the navi (prophet) had experienced. It blew my mind, I was in deep awe and fear, for I not only sensed the immense POWER of the Almighty but became aware that all my attempts to frame him in a mental and emotional reference was hopelessly inadequate. What Ezekiel saw was literal, and I saw it in the Ruach (Spirit) too, and I began to know Yahweh in way I had never known Him before. I shrank in size, by several orders of magnitude, and He increased proportionately. It was incredible. I was dumb-struck. I continued reading, my rear-end by now having a deep circular red impression on it, and started the second chapter, and I knew something of what was about to come to pass in the world to the children of Israel - to rebellious believers. My work would, in large measure, be to them hereon.
Health Back to 'Normal'
I will say no more of that experience for I share these things with you to encourage you in our current quest. My health is back to where it was, for now, and I have come to understand that, whatever the precise causes are, that for this season I am to be on my knees and raining, on those I am called to minister to, whatsoever I receive from El Elyon (the Most High).
The Coming Exile of Believers
I will say this, in connection with my Ezekiel experience, that believers are about to go into an exile, whether in America or elsewhere, and that the needs will be great. Right now our eyes are focussed on the displacement of refugees from the Middle East, but had you ever considered that believers themselves might come to be displaced and become exiles too, and in lands hostile to them? And whilst we know that many of the refugees are jihadists making their way to Europe to spread Islam by violence, a good many are simply desperate to find safety, and we will be judged how we treat the latter.
The Current Refugee Crisis
We must not package the good and evil together and paint them all with the same brush. For one thing, that is itself wrong. For another, we too may find ourselves in the exact same position once all the calamities of the immediate future have played out. Have you even considered that? As you treat others - with hostility, with indifference, or whatever - so you too will likely be treated. So be careful how you respond to these huge population movements, the greatest since the Second World War, whether here in Europe or the United States. Yahweh, remember, is permitting this, and for many purposes too grand for us to presently comprehend.
A Modern Application of a Prophecy of Noah
Recall, if you would, this prophecy of Noah that he uttered after the Ark had landed, and which in the New Covenant has nothing to do with race!
Japheth in the Tent of Shem
"May Elohim (God) extend the territory of (yaph, make space for ) Japheth;
may Japheth live in the tents of Shem,
and may Canaan be his slave " (Gen.9:27, NIV).
These are the three spiritual divisions of humanity that correspond to the saved and the obedient (Shem), the saved and the disobedient (Japheth) and the unsaved and disobedient (Canaan), to the three degrees of glory and to the three resurrections spoken of by Paul (1 Cor.15:41-42a). When Ezekiel ministered to the House of Judah in Babylon, he was ministering to rebels who had once, in their earlier days of obedience, been of the spiritual house of Shem but were now, because of apostacy, of the spiritual house of Japheth. Japheth dwelling in the tents of Shem is for the blessing of Japheth, so that he may be ministered to by Shem in his disobedience that per chance he might repent. This covering is only for the purpose of witness - an act of grace - and is not permanent, being conditional upon repentance. Though the Shemites (Semites) were a race, that includes both the Israelites and Ishmaelites (Arabs and others), blood is so throroughly mixed and dispersed that it would probably be true to say that every human being is now a mixture of all three groupings. For New Covenant purposes, then, Shem is a spiritual condition, not a racial one.
The Commissioning of Ezekiel
This is what Yahweh told Ezekiel about those rebellious Judahites who had sunk low into the spirit of Japheth:
The Future of This Work
"He said to me, 'Son of man, stand up on your feet and I will speak to you.' As he spoke, the Ruach (Spirit) came into me and raised me to my feet, and I heard him speaking to me. He said: 'Son of man, I am sending you to the Israelites, to a rebellious nation that has rebelled against me; they and their fathers have been in revolt against me to this very day. The people to whom I am sending you are obstinate and stubborn. Say to them, 'This is what Yahweh-Elohim says.' And whether they listen or fail to listen - for they are a rebellious house - they will know that a navi (prophet) has been among them. And you, son of man, do not be afraid of them or their words. Do not be afraid, though briers and thorns are all around you and you live among scorpions. Do not be afraid of what they say or terrified by them, though they are a rebellious house. You must speak my words to them, whether they listen or fail to listen, for they are rebellious. But you, son of man, listen to what I say to you. Do not rebel like that rebellious house; open your mouth and eat what I give you'" (Ezek.2:1-8, NIV).
I should like to say more about this but there is not time today. Who is the rebellious house of Israel? Christians and Messianics who walk in their own counsel and after the lusts of their own hearts and not after the Davar (Word) of Yahweh-Elohim! As Yahweh redefines who we are to be in the spring you will come to understand better what we are called to do. NCAY as we knew it, in its brief rising, will either be gone or completely changed because our primary calling - or even our entire calling - will not be the business of congregation-raising. We are to become a prophetic ministry operating in the Spirit or Ruach of Ezekiel. This is what we are being prepared for, this is what we are to do. This is our calling.
The Nature of the Calling
Continuing from Ezekiel:
Vision of the Unmarked Plane
"Then I looked, and I saw a hand stretched out to me. In it was a scroll, which he unrolled before me. On both sides of it were written words of lament and mourning and woe. And he said to me, 'Son of man, eat what is before you, eat this scroll; then go and speak to the house of Israel.' So I opened my mouth, and he gave me the scroll to eat. Then he said to me, 'Son of man, eat this scroll I am giving you and fill your stomach with it.' So I ate it, and it tasted as sweet as honey in my mouth. He then said to me: 'Son of man, go now to the house of Israel and speak my words to them. You are not being sent to a people of obscure speech and difficult language, but to the house of Israel - not to many peoples of obscure speech and difficult language, whose words you cannot understand. Surely if I had sent you to them, they would have listened to you. But the house of Israel is not willing to listen to you because they are not willing to listen to Me, for the whole house of Israel is hardened and obstinate. But I will make you as unyielding and hardened as they are. I will make your forehead like the hardest stone, harder than flint. Do not be afraid of them or terrified by them, though they are a rebellious house.' And he said to me, 'Son of man, listen carefully and take to heart all the devarim (words) I speak to you. Go now to your countrymen in exile and speak to them. Say to them, 'This is what Yahweh-Elohim says,' whether they listen or fail to listen" (Ezek.2:9-3:11, NIV).
The exact nature of our calling will crystalise out over the months to come, but you now know the direction we are to go in. And in this connection, may I share with you a vision I had a week ago? Those in MLT have heard it already. I saw an unmarked and unpainted commercial airliner, silvery (metalic) in appearance, that had landed on some tarmac - there was no airport that I could see and an old-fashioned gangway was used for the passengers to disembark. The plane had emptied its passengers, about 150 at a rough estimate, though there might have been slightly more or less. They looked like officials though they were not dressed in suits and ties as most secular officials are. Indeed, their clothing was remarkably similar, if not uniform. They were standing near the plane where they had disembarked and were talking to one another, awaiting to assemble at some unknown place near by.
The Van Staden Interpretation
Brother van Staden suggested that the plane represents purifiction, tested, and cleansed from worldly things and a sign of having been redeemed by the Blood of Messiah and having passed the test (Prov.25:4; 17:3; Num.3:51). The colour silver, he suggested, could also mean the provision of Yahweh (Dt.14:25) and might also be a warning to expect difficult circumstances which will challenge faith (Is.48:10). The plane, he added, might represent a spiritual movement, ministry, and activities inspired by the Ruach haQodesh (Holy Spirit). The group of people are unrelated to any church or spiritual organisation. The tarmac represents a non-official airfield or landmark. The officials are people of rank, maybe spiritual leaders. This is what our brother shared.
A New Mishpachah Arising
I believe he has understood the vision correctly. And as he said at the time, there is probably much more that could be added, including the possibility that some of these could be spiritual leaders leaving America because of the coming judgment. I cannot comment on that specifically because I do not know. But I can confirm that we are most likely in the process of leaving behind our organisations, such as they are or have been, and are coming together as a spiritual mishpachah or family. So you need not necessarily expect NCAY to be restored next spring, though precisely what Yahweh will do with that, I cannot say. What I can say is that MLT is to become a fellowship of nevi'im (prophets) and their families, without a label or organisation, which is why the plane was unmarked, and that is who those men were. These are the men who are arising in the Ruach (Spirit) and fellowship of the Ezekiel nevi'im (prophets).
From the Old Church System to the Melchizedek Family
The old church system, which has operated as a necessary stop-gap while the spiritual restoration gets underway, is to be replaced by the old Melchizedek and Patriarchal one in a B'rit Chadashah or New Covenant setting. Up until now we have, in part, followed that system because most are not ready to build a familial, congregational system because of the committments required. Most prefer the bedouin approach where committment is minimum as they move from one congregation or church to another which makes them feel the most comfortable. But families are not like that, and the Messianic Israelite one certainly isn't either. Families consist of all kinds of peraonalities but they are bonded together by a shared ahavah (love) and a shared rule or code of Torah-discipline. As with the festivals, we are three parts individual and four parts community. Believers from the ultra-individualistic West have yet to learn what true spiritual family or mishpachah is. This will be a difficult learning process until they realise that 'going alone' both doesn't work and mitigates against basic survival in the new aeon that is starting. The unfolding tribulation will change a lot of perspectives by showing - often the hard way, alas - what Yahweh empowers and what He does not. Brutal reality will demolish many fantasies and pretentions of righteousness.
Two Quantum Leaps
So it but remains for me today, in addition to sharing these things with you, to inform everyone that this year there will be a spiritual quantum leap up (for the righteous) and a corresponding quantum leap down (for the wicked) both because this is a Sh'mittah year and because it is the fourth Sh'mittah leading to a Yovel. It is my task also to announce the up-coming Yovel and to admonish you to prepare for that once the current Sh'mittah is at an end and the unfolding judgments have been fully executed and completed. Much is about to happen and it will be irreversible. We are to stand in readiness and move on into the new reality and our new calling. I will have more to say about this in the days ahead.
In the meantime, may Yahweh bless you and keep you on the narrow way as we forsake every and all broad ways that lead to destruction and which will cause much woe to those in the current judgment if they insist on remaining in them. Yahweh is calling not for repentance but for radical repentance! he is calling you all to forsake your old ways and make your way to the new road that is even now starting to form beneath the feet of the willing, the trusting, the loving, the disciplined and the dedicated. May you enjoy a blessed Yom Teruah! Amen.
 N.T.Wright, Paul and the Faithfulness of God, Parts III and IV (SPCK, London: 2013), p.1124
 J.E.Blumrich, The Spaceships of Ezekiel (Corgi, London: 1974)
 The Hebrew yaf is a play on the word Yafeth (Japheth), something that is lost in translation
 This passage has been much abused to justify the enslavement of black people (the descendants of Ham), racial segregation or other forms of mistreatment