2018 SHAVUOT THE FEAST OF WEEKS
BEGINS THE EVENING OF SATURDAY MAY 19TH AND
ENDS THE EVENING OF MONDAY MAY 21ST
THE OUTPURING OF THE RUACH HA KODESH (THE HOLY SPIRIT)
YAHveh (LORD) I thank you that Leviticus 23 outlines your appointed Feasts. These are Your appointed times. They are divine appointments by which You, YAHveh have called Your people to meet with You. When You call, You show up. You bring the blessing to the obedient who come. This is one of the three holy Feasts that YAHveh (the LORD) requires all of His firstborn people to appear before Him. They were to make pilgrimage leaving everything behind, to go and seek the Holy One of Israel and to bring Him many offerings to fulfill His requirements that they might be in His presence. We had our Passover and Unleavened Bread not very long ago and during that season Firstfruits. We know that YAHshua (Jesus) fulfilled all the appointed Feasts of YAHveh. We see Him clearly as He is in the Feasts- the Messiah of Israel. The depth of His heart is expressed in the fulfillment of these feasts.
Shavuot is the last feast that has been prophetically fulfilled of the seven. YAHshua was crucified as the Passover Lamb, He was buried on Unleavened Bread on the exact time prescribed in the Torah, and He rose as that First Fruit; as that wave offering. As the Israelites were bringing in the spring harvest, the harvest of YAHveh could not be touched until the first fruits of it were offered to YAHveh (the LORD). YAHshua was the first fruit as we read in 1 Corinthians 15:20, to rise from the dead. “But now Messiah is risen from the dead and has become the first fruit of those who have fallen asleep”. He was the first fruit of those who are resurrected. There will be a resurrection of all souls as Daniel said, “Some to everlasting life and some to everlasting death” (Daniel 12:2). YAHshua (Jesus), our first fruits, is the fulfillment of YAHveh’s promise that there is hope for those who walk in His ways. When He rose, He appeared to Mirium (Mary Magdalene) and He said, “Don’t touch Me I haven’t gone to the Father yet” (John 20:17). That first fruit offering could not be touched by humanity until it was waved before the Master of the harvest. YAHshua was waved in the presence of YAHveh declaring to all humanity that there is resurrection for all who believe and there is resurrection for those who don’t believe. The truth will testify against and for, it depends on what we do and how we stand before the King.
Fifty days have passed since YAHshua became the first fruit of the Spring barley harvest. It was the beginning of the harvest. It was a small harvest compared to the summer harvest, the wheat harvest Shavuot, which will be a greater harvest of souls. When YAHshua rose He did come back to His disciples, He went through the walls of that room and He said, “Shalom Peace be with you; as the Father has sent Me, I also send you” (John 20:21) and He breathed upon them. The very life that breathed this world into existence breathed the life and power of the Ruach Ha Kodesh (the Holy Spirit) into His disciples, to be a first fruit to receive the Ruach Ha Kodesh. He said, “RECEIVE the Ruach Ha Kodesh” (John 20:22). Peter was transformed , they were all transformed, because shortly after that Peter became an eloquent spokesman instead of a clumsy coward. By the power of the Ruach Ha Kodesh, a first fruits of the recipients of the promise that YAHshua had spoken of. The promise that when He had left He would send the Counselor. He would send One to clothe us with Power, His very Presence.
The rabbi’s consider this whole season from Passover, Unleavened Bread the barley harvest, Firstfruits and Shavuot the wheat harvest to be all connected. They are all connected, they have all been fulfilled prophetically by YAHshua (Jesus). We are in the summer harvest right now. Much has been accomplished by YAHveh and much has been accomplished by the enemy. Every harvest has wheat and every harvest has tares. At the time of harvest there will be many bundled up as tares. We are in that great summer harvest before that greatest harvest of all the Ingathering in the Fall at Sukkot, but right now we are at Shavuot to see how it is fulfilled and to how it points to YAHshua.
This is the only appointed day of YAHveh that doesn’t have a date. He said count fifty days, count seven times seven weeks after the morrow of the Sabbath. There are High Sabbaths, it does not mean sundown Friday night to sundown Saturday it is the High Sabbath of Firstfruits. He made it clear the morrow after the Sabbath of FirstFruits from that day count 7 X 7 forty nine and the morrow after the fiftieth day that will be Shavout or the Feast of Harvest. YAHshua is interested in harvesting souls. All these harvests pointed past an agricultural harvest to the harvest of souls. This is as the rabbi’s recorded in the Talmud and Josephus said, “this is the conclusion of the Passover.” That which was begun at the shedding of the blood of the Lamb and as we continue on we will see that YAHshua concluded His work on earth at Pentecost the Greek name meaning fifty.
We have known it has Pentecost but truly Shavuot is its original name. There were three things that were outlined in Scripture for Shavuot. The Jewish people in Deuteronomy 16:9-12 were instructed to offer a freewill offering, rejoice before YAHveh and to remember that YAHveh had freed them from Egyptian bondage. These are the things we are to remember. We have come here we have offered a free willed offering. That is a continual giving Him our lives. We have rejoiced before Him and He will remind us more and more how He has freed us and brought us in as a harvest for His name sake and glory. Jew and Gentile “one new man” (Ephesians 2:15).
The prophet Joel understood that in the last days it would not be just a select FEW that would experience the Holy Spirit but that YAHveh (the LORD) in mercy would pour out His Ruach Ha Kodesh (Holy Spirit) upon all flesh. Men and women, sons and daughters, men servants and maid servants, they would be recipients of His Ruach Ha Kodesh. The prophet Joel said they would become His mouthpieces they would prophesy. To prophesy is to open your mouth and speak the very words of YAHveh. The very words that bring life and set the captives free. He sent His spirit so that you can speak by His spirit the oracles of YAHveh. “To the law and to the testimony if you do not speak according to the words of Yahveh you have no light in you” (Isaiah 8:20). It requires the Ruach Ha Kodesh. Only the Ruach Ha Kodesh- the Spirit of YAHshua, is strong enough to overcome the flesh that has its own tendencies, its own words, its own thoughts, its own desires, its own ambitions, its own inclinations. Without that Ruach Ha Kodesh (the Holy Spirit) living and dwelling and overpowering our flesh we can not fulfill the very purpose for which we are here.
YAHshua has given us everything. He has given us His blood to cleanse us, He has given us His righteousness that we might go into the presence of YAHveh Almighty, and He has given us His Ruach Ha Kodesh that He will teach and lead us. He will convict us of sins and He will speak through us, prophesy through us and work wonders. YAHshua said that if He did not leave His Counselor, the Comforter, His Ruach, would not come (see John 16:7). But when the Spirit would come that we would be not only His ambassadors on this earth but His instruments through which even greater signs and wonders would be done for His Father’s name sake. But first things first.
You do not read of the account of many miracles other than through YAHshua until after the great outpouring of the Ruach Ha Kodesh and then the accounts come of the disciples walking, moving, breathing and having their existence in the Spirit allowing YAHshua to manifest His glory in signs and wonders in words of truth that set the captives free, open the blind eyes, to complete the work that YAHshua began on this earth. It is His gift. It is His promise. He said it is His promise to us and to our children. The Ruach (the Spirit) -Ha Kodesh (that separates). It literally separates us out of this world, out of commonness, out of profane things, out of worthless things unto the holy and the precious. We are to walk in that holiness and preciousness in the might and power of His Spirit.
If we do not have His Spirit we will be mimicking by our own flesh that which we understand and comprehend with our finite mind that YAHshua did. On top of that there is a counterfeit spirit out there working mightily as YAHshua warned to manifest signs and wonders as Pharaoh’s magicians did. (see Matthew 24:24) So we either have the flesh mimicking YAHshua (Jesus) or we have the enemy’s power bringing forth signs and wonders.
Most important of all if we ask YAHshua for that gift of the Ruach Ha Kodesh (Holy Spirit) He gives it, so that He can fulfill that purpose of His life manifesting through us on this earth that others will see Him, hear Him, observe His majesty and His miracles, and be drawn by the reality of His presence out of this doomed world into life eternal.
We are at a time now where many many souls have come in and many many tares have grown up. I looked at my garden at the beginning of summer and a dear friend who does gardening came over and he said, “I can not believe how many weeds have grown up in your garden. He said it is a botanical masterpiece of weeds. He is a horticulturist graduate from Purdue and was in awe of the medley of weeds that had grown up in my garden. Yet I have a gorgeous garden but it had not been tended to because it was winter. Summertime is the time to get the weeds out for the purity of the harvest to be made ready. Shavuot the bringing forth of the first fruits of the wheat harvest, that guarantees that the whole summer harvest will be good will be acceptable, halleluYAH!
As in first fruits in the spring the omer of barley was to be waved but for the first fruits of the wheat harvest something unusual two loaves of bread equal measurements in each one and each were to have leaven (sin) were to be waved with two spotless male lambs. The Lamb that had shed His blood once again comes to the light to represent our sin offering. YAHveh was showing His people through this appointed time that one day the harvest would consist of two loaves and those two loaves represent the Jew and the Gentile. The summer harvest. The summer harvest two loaves with leaven–that is us. They look exactly the same to YAHshua there is neither Jew or Gentile for all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of YAHveh. We are all in need of the mercy of YAHveh who is a consuming fire and as we place ourselves on His altar He will purify and cleanse us of the sin (leaven) with the blood of the Lamb which is also brought before the King of Glory with the two loaves for the blood.
Equal in His sight. Equal in His sight, though the power of the Spirit, through the power of the blood. Through the mercy of YAHveh who has called all men to disobedience that He might display His great mercy upon them all as we read in Romans 11.
Two Loaves HalleluYAH this is us.
YAHveh sees no difference but
He sees the Lamb
and He sees the blood of the Lamb
and the sin is taken away
and the mercy of YAHveh is exalted halleluyah!
“One new man” as we read in Ephesians 2. We will read that because we are to remember on this day the deliverance from bondage. Remember the three things: We were to come and rejoice before YAHveh (the LORD). We were to bring a free will offering. Our free will offering is that we are here. We have put aside other things to obey YAHveh and to be here on this Sabbath of Sabbaths. As He beseeches us continually to present our lives as a free will offering. Freely we have received from Him. Our lives are not our own. Freely we give Him back everything and present our lives back to Him that through the power of His blood and the power of His Spirit He can continue to pour out freely through us if we are willing to freely give all that He has given us. So we have the free will offering rejoicing before YAHveh and remembering. That word remembering, the Jews were always taught and told to remember, not to forget, teach it to your children, drum it into their heads. Drum it into your own mind. Wear the tallit for the Jewish men that the commandments and the Torah’s regulation would be always upon them. That they would remember YAHveh (the LORD). That they would remember His decrees and walk in them. As the tallit has the blue stripes significant of the shekinah. When you walk in obedience you are under the canopy of YAHveh. The four corners of the tallit called the sitis sitis are the Yod Heh Vav Heh that spell His name. We walk under the protection, the name of YAHveh is a high tower and the righteous run to it and are safe. HalleluYAH! A little diversion, but nevertheless important.
But the word remember that YAHveh (the LORD) freed us from bondage from the Pharaoh, the Prince of this world and in Ephesians 2 which is the magnification of this aspect of the two loaves and the remembering what YAHveh has done, as for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins a loaf filled with leaven and the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient. The enemy loves our disobedience he has more of a playground by which to manifest his works. YAHshua (Jesus) loves our obedience because He has more of a conduit of which to pour His life that others might live. Only through the spirit can we do that.
All of us lived gratifying the cravings of our sinful nature. All of us; all human nature is the same. A craving is a craving it means you want something more than YAHveh. We have all sinned, we are all puffed up, we all have flesh and like the rest we were “by nature objects of YAHveh’s wrath” (Ephesians 2:3) but because of YAHveh’s great love for us, who is rich in mercy, “made us alive in Messiah even when we were dead in transgressions” (Ephesians 2:5). “It is by grace you have been saved” (Ephesians 2:8). As the priests took the loaves and raised them up. YAHshua our High Priest raised us up to cover the leaven through the power of His blood to take us out of this world, out of the domain of darkness, out of the rulership of Satan as He raised us up and waves these loaves before the Father and says, “Even though they are sinners I died for them, I ever stand before You to make intercession on their behalf as they cry out for forgiveness for the leaven to be covered by the blood and they become as Apostle Shaul said, “an unleavened loaf”(1 Corinthians 5:7).
HalleluYAH YAHshua (Jesus) does this day and night on our behalf that we can be waved ultimately as sinless. The Scripture says that this bread could not be put on the altar because nothing with leaven could be placed on YAHveh’s holy altar. It could not be put there. But through the power of the sanctifying blood we can be put on His altar and be TRANSFORMED into vessels that will be used by His outpoured Spirit for holy and noble purposes. Thank you YAHshua!
YAHveh raised us up with Messiah, He seated us with Him in heavenly realms in order that in the coming ages He might show the incomparable riches of His grace expressed in His kindness to us in YAHshua Messiah. “For we are YAHveh’s workmanship” (Ephesians 2:10). He takes us, He sees sin in each one of us, He has no favoritism, when He looks at the two loaves being raised up, saying, “Which one of these is Jewish? Which one of these is not Jewish? All have the sin. All need the blood. All need the Messiah and the riches of His glory.” For we are His workmanship created in Messiah Yahshua WHY? To do good works by our flesh? No it would be nothing but a good work. Works that YAHveh prepared in advance for us to do. We are His workmanship, as He takes that leaven out, as it is waved before Him as we are in the presence of the King and He covers that sin with the blood of YAHshua (Jesus), we become His handiwork created to fulfill His good purpose.
I marvel, all of heaven’s host marvel, and all of Satan’s demons are aghast at what YAHshua did. Now, the word remember. Shavuot we are here to remember the deliverance from bondage. Therefore “remember you who are Gentiles by birth and called uncircumcised by those who call themselves the circumcision that done in the body by the hands of men remember that at that time you were separate from Messiah excluded from citizenship in Israel and foreigners to the covenants of the promise without hope and without YAHveh in the world” (Ephesians 2:11-12) Remember that, you must remember that, so few do. Replacement theology says the Almighty is finished with Israel because they rejected Messiah. Replacement theology is the most puffed up loaf and it refuses to be waved before the King of Glory, to be humbled and washed. It says, “we have replaced Israel”. This is a safeguard to remember. We all must remember what YAHveh has done for us lest the harvest will be more chaff, more weeds that wheat. The humble He lifts up HalleluYAH!–The unleavened loaf.
“Remember that at that time you were separate excluded, foreigners without hope without YAHveh but now in Messiah you who once were far away have been brought near through the blood of Messiah” (Ephesians 2:13). This is a cause of great rejoicing for those who were excluded, this is a call for rejoicing for natural born Jews for apart from the blood there is no hope for redemption. “For He Himself is our shalom who has made the two one (Ephesians 2:14)” (Jew and Gentile two loaves,) and has destroyed the barrier the dividing wall of hostility His purpose was to create in Himself “one new man” out of the two thus making peace and in this one body to reconcile both of them to YAHveh through the stake by which He put to death their hostility. He came and preached peace to you the Gentiles who were far away and peace to those who were near. For through Him we both have access to the Father by one spirit (Ephesians 2:15-.18).
We both have access. Lifted up as indistinguishable, sinners because our High Priest lifts up both Jew and Gentile alike pouring out His blood and mercy upon each one of us. That together Jew and Gentile cleansed in the blood, walking in righteousness will display the riches of His glory as a new creation called “one new man.” Consequently you the Gentiles are no longer foreigners , praise be to YAHveh you are no longer outcasts.
WE praise You YAHveh (LORD) for Your mercy! You will have mercy upon whom You will have mercy. The glory goes to You who poured out Your blood that we both, Jew and Gentle be cleansed of the leaven in our lives to become a holy batch without leaven!
A new batch ONE TOGETHER indistinguishable neither Jew nor Gentile, both circumcised in heart. Both walking in obedience to YAHveh – mercy upon us all. He shows no favoritism. Consequently you are no longer foreigners or aliens but fellow citizens with YAHveh’s people members of YAHveh’s household.
Who are YAHveh’s household? YAHshua said, ”My household, My brothers, My sisters, My mother are those who do the will of Yahveh My Father (see Matthew 12:50). That’s YAHveh’s household! Those who do the will of YAHveh the Holy One of Israel. He told Israel you haven’t born fruit so I am going to give it to a people who will. Their fruit for My glory the “one new man.” Jew and Gentile a mystery revealed an indistinguishable blending uniting of Jew and Gentile through the power of the blood that broke down that wall of division that as “one new man” in His hand the riches of His mercy, grace, and glory would be made manifest. That TOGETHER we would reflect Him and TOGETHER we would bring Him glory. The wall of hostility YAHshua (Jesus) broke it down and by our love for one another the world would know that we are His disciples. Praise be to YAHveh! Love prevails. It is His love that poured out His life to make us one for the riches of His glory! Neither Jew nor Gentile!
There are a lot of Messianic congregations. We do not call this a Messianic congregation for a very good reason. Because too many so called Messianic congregations are very proud and arrogant about being Jewish believers and it is ok if the Gentiles want to come in but you are still second class citizens. That’s not Yahveh. THAT IS NOT WHAT YAHSHUA DIED TO MAKE. HE DIED TO MAKE US ONE – INDISTINGUISABLE ONE NEW MAN.
The devil works overtime to erect that wall, one way or another, and we must guard our hearts. We must guard it with the love of YAHshua (Jesus). “Consequently you are no longer foreigners or aliens but fellow citizens with YAHveh’s people and members of YAHveh’s household built on the foundation of the apostles and the prophets with Messiah YAHshua Himself as the chief cornerstone. In YAHshua, the whole building, (we being not only loaves but living stones Jew and Gentile) jointly fit together” (Ephesians 4:16). YAHveh looks at the building. YAHshua came to fulfill that which His father David began to build a temple for the name of YAHveh Almighty in which the glory of the King of Israel would dwell, so that both Jew and Gentile could bow before the King of Glory. A temple of which we as living stones, just like these two loaves, He looks at the building. Do you yield in His hands? Do you allow the Master Carpenter to take you and to fit you together in His body and to fill you with His spirit? That the glory of the latter temple as Haggai saw “would be greater” than all the temples of old.
THIS IS THE TIME. THESE ARE THE TEMPLES. WE ARE THE STONES. He is jointly fitting the remnant, the consecrated stones, those of the household of YAHveh who do His will, building His temple on the right and holy ancient foundation of Biblical Truth so that this last great temple, made of Jewish and Gentile living stones will transcend any glory that the prophets ever beheld.
“In Him the whole building is joined together and rises. HalleluYAH He is raising us up His building is being raised for His desire, His workmanship His good purpose to be fulfilled as we yield His temple RISES. HalleluYAH. An edifice greater than Herod’s temple, the marvel of the world and yet every stone Yahshua said would be cast down and it was. And every stone of “Christianity” that filled and permeated with leaven and error demolished. But the true temple built of the living stones, jointly fit together by Yahshua, it is rising as He is building it on the true foundation OF THE PROPHET’S WORDS, OF THE JEWISH APOSTLES AND WITH YAHSHUA HaMASHIACH the holy one of Israel AS THE CHIEF CORNERSTONE. Who commands us that if we love Him we will do the will of His Father. That is the temple of Yahveh and that is the one where the shekinah is coming more and more by the breath of His Spirit, by the breath of His Ruach Ha Kodesh being poured out more and more upon each one of us that we will conform as those living stones that can be jointly fit together in which His glory will dwell to His praise honor and glory! HalleluYAH! Rising up to the heavenlies for all of heaven’s hosts to rejoice in the workmanship of Yahveh.
The enemy hates it and he has built a counterfeit that is built on another foundation and it is not purified stones and it is stones that have been deceived and have not been in the hand of the Holy One of Israel. They have been in the hand of angels of light, wolves in sheep’s clothing. A counterfeit work on an erroneous foundation, that like the temple of Herrod it will be leveled. It will be leveled.
“And in Him you too are being built together to become a dwelling in which YAHveh the Holy One lives by His Ruach ha Kodesh” (Ephesians 2:22). A dwelling to be filled by the enemy? It has got to be filled with something it cannot be left vacant; it is to be filled with His Ruach Ha Kodesh, His Holy Spirit.
Paul goes on to say in reading this then you will be able to understand my insight into the mystery of Messiah which was not made known to men in other generations as it has now been revealed by the Spirit to YAHveh’s holy apostles and prophets. This mystery is that through the truth- the good news the Gentiles are equal heirs, this is the mystery indistinguishably different all waved before the Holy One, all recipients of the glory of being in His presence in the riches of His glory. HalleluYAH equal heirs! Members together of one body (see Ephesians Chapter 3).
If we are members of one body we think alike because we have the thoughts of YAHshua (Jesus) and of the precepts and the commandments of YAHveh. He said, “I did not come to abolish the Law, not one jot or tittle will pass away, but I came to uphold it”(see Matthew 5:17-20), and when He sent His Spirit He sent Him so His true body could uphold it. Jew and Gentile alike, one new man upholding righteousness not by our might, not by our power which the Jews could never do- the flesh is incapable, but by the power of the Ruach Ha Kodesh that He sent and gives to us that we might uphold all righteousness. HalleluYAH!
Members together in one body and sharers together. We share together my brethren, as one new man before YAHveh. Indistinguishable before YAHveh covered in the blood. A mystery revealed, one new man in the promise of YAHshua Ha Mashiach (Jesus the Messiah). “For this reason I kneel before the Father from whom this whole family in heaven and earth derives its name. I pray that out of His glorious riches He strengthen you with power through His Spirit in your inner being” (see Ephesians 3:14-21). You were brought forth Jew and Gentile and Paul prayed that through the power of His spirit we would be strengthened to fulfill that high call to become a dwelling for the name and glory of YAHveh (the LORD).
“I pray that out of the glorious riches He may strengthen you with power through His spirit in your inner being so that Messiah may dwell in your hearts and I pray that you being rooted and established in love” (Ephesians 3:16-17). That is the mortar that holds the living stones together. YAHshua (Jesus) is not looking at who is the Jew? Who is the Gentile? He is looking to make sure the mortar is holding us together into that one temple that rises up to be filled with His glory and without that love it will be a crumbly mess. And His glory will depart. His love covers a multitude of our sins and the sins of our brethren. Are there any cracks in the mortar, do you have a judgmental critical nit picking spirit? Fix it to through the power of repentance and the power of the blood. YAHshua is a good temple builder. And I pray that you be rooted and established in love and may have power. His spirit is YAHshua and YAHshua is love. If you are filled with His spirit you have got the power of His love. If you do not have His love you do not have His spirit.
There are a lot of people out there who have as much knowledge of the scripture as the enemy; he knows it backwards and forwards. BUT They don’t have His spirit and they don’t have His love that jointly fits us together and allows us to be raised up and filled with His glory for His name’s sake. And I pray that you being rooted and established in love will have power together with all the saints to grasp (this is the foundational message to grasp) how wide, how long how high how deep is the love of Messiah” (Ephesians 3:18). HalleluYAH be no respecter of persons, He poured out His blood for all mankind, to the Jew first and to all Gentiles that together they would prove what that great glorious mystery is. “And to know this love that surpasses knowledge that you may be filled with all the fullness of YAHveh” (Ephesians 3:19). This is foundational, there is no temple apart from this truth. There is religion, there is good works, but it is not on the right foundation and the enemy relishes it because it is his workmanship.
YAHveh’s workmanship will never be defeated. It may not be obvious to many but to the remnant we, as Paul prayed, we will know the breath, depth, width and the height of His love that has caused this great mystery to be a reality and for us to be part of that reality. Jointly fit together on that foundation and love that we might be filled to the measure of all the fullness of YAHveh (the LORD. Don’t we want that? Do we want to hold onto the stench of flesh? All the fullness of YAHveh; individually and corporately as a body. That is why Paul said, “if you continue to judge and nit pick each other you are going to destroy one another but the love will bind you together.” (my paraphrase)
We need YAHshua’s (Jesus’s) love and it is manifested through one another as the mortar that holds us together in Him. “Now to Him who is able to immeasurably more (immeasurably more if we are looking in the right direction) that all we ask or imagine according to His power, the power of His Spirit, that is at work within us, to Him be glory and in the body through Yahshua Messiah and throughout all generations” (Ephesians 3:20-21).
The day of Shavuot when all of the pilgrims have made their journey to Jerusalem to bring the first fruit of the wheat harvest. Remember none of it could be eaten, they could not touch it until it was brought to YAHveh. As they were there, YAHshua’s little first fruit disciples had grown to 120 and they were meeting together in a upper room and a loud rushing wind and tongues of fire came upon them. While the Jewish pilgrims were in the temple there was a commotion, they heard that noise and they saw something that must have reminded them of Mt. Sinai when YAHveh came down and descended on it in fire. So He came! His Ruach HaKodesh came in fire! Shaul (Paul) quoted Jeremiah that YAHveh would have a new covenant and it would not be written on stone tablets but it would be written on our hearts and in our minds (see Jeremiah 31:33). When that fire of His presence came this time it was to engrave it on our hearts . The spirit came and not only did He engrave it on our hearts but he gave us the power to obey and uphold His commandments and to receive His promised covenant blessings to all who walk in obedience to His Torah and His commandments.
HalleluYAH for the sound of the rushing wind and the flames of fire, the spirit came, and wimpy cowardly Peter preached like a PHD Theology major and 3000 Jews were saved that day . Their hearts were pierced saying what do we do to be saved? And he was quoting Joel, “He who calls on the name of YAHveh (the LORD) shall be saved” (Joel 2:32). Receive the Ruach HaKodesh!
Mighty is the King, He is coming! He is coming and the whole world will acknowledge that He alone is the Savior, He alone is the Messiah, He alone is the King of Kings HalleluYAH, and the government shall rest eternally upon His shoulders! HalleluYAH, the governments of this world they are coming to an end and the government of Yahshua’s holy kingdom is coming. it is coming and the Bride is making herself ready. The righteous are becoming more righteous, the holy are becoming more holy, yet the vile are becoming more vile, the carnal are becoming more carnal, the religious are becoming more religious. The cry goes out, the sounding of the shofar from heaven, sounding the alarm in our ears to”come out of her My people and be thee separate” and be thee holy to YAHveh, for YAHveh is a holy Elohim (God) and calls us out through the precious blood of His Son to consecrate ourselves and make ready to ascend into His holy presence.
YAHshua, You are so close, You say You are as close as our breath, You are so close You say to kiss the Son. Kiss the Son, give Him your affections, your passion, kiss the Son! Praise Him, let Him envelope you in His love and in that love we will love Him, through that love we will obey Him. In obedience we will have more of Him. With more of Him we will be changed more quickly from glory to glory. Holy is He who has called us out of darkness into His great light. HalleluYAH for the great light, we do not walk according to the ways of this world where there is darkness, we have been taken out of this darkness by His mercy and grace, to walk in His ways with His light!
May you be as “those who have insight [who] shine brightly like the brightness of the expanse of heaven, and those who lead the many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever” (Daniel 12:3)
In His love and service,
Overview of The Biblical Feasts of Leviticus 23
The Biblical Feasts as outlined in Leviticus 23, are ordained holy days and are a symbolic picture of the entire redemptive plan of YAHveh, the almighty Creator. “These are the appointed times of YAHveh … a perpetual statute…” (vv. 31,41). Indeed, these prophetic festivals have much to teach all who desire to know their Maker and His eternal plan.
Traditional biblical scholarship acknowledges that YAHveh is the memorial name of the Creator. The title LORD or Adonai (Hebrew) used in most translations of the Bible, are substitutes for His original name YAHveh – Yod Hey Vav Hey (the Hebrew letters spelling His name), which was to be remembered forever (Exodus 3:15). The original divinely given name of the Messiah is YAHshua, meaning YAHveh is Salvation, known to many by the Greek rendered name of Jesus.
We are living in perilous and fearful times. The Bible foretold that these things would happen and it cannot be ignored that the prophesies of scripture are being fulfilled. Inspired by the Creator Himself, we can trust the Holy Bible. The One who created you, longs bless you with the knowledge of His love, purpose and plan for your eternal well being.
Messiah is the fulfillment of all the Biblical Feasts. YAHshua’s death and resurrection were the fulfillment of the Feast of Passover (Pesach) and the Feast of Firstfruits (Bikkurim). YAHshua, the Messiah, was crucified in Jerusalem as the perfect Passover Lamb at the hour that multitudes of Jews were sacrificing their “spotless male lambs” (Exodus 12:3-7.) For those who accept His sacrifice, His blood covers the door posts of their hearts and protects them from eternal death (Exodus 12:12). Yahshua was resurrected as fulfillment of the Feast of Firstfruits. He is “the firstfruits” of those to rise from the dead, promising resurrection and eternal life to those who are covered in His, the Passover Lamb’s blood (1 Corinthians 15:23.) Shavuot (Pentecost), biblically referred to as the Feast of Weeks, was fulfilled precisely on divine schedule when Yahshua poured out His Holy Spirit at Jerusalem exactly fifty days after the Feast of Firstfruits. On this day, three thousand Jewish souls were brought into the eternal kingdom of YAHveh. YAHshua’s sacrificial death opened the way for the promised blessings of Israel to be shared with believing Gentiles who through common faith in His cleansing blood would become united as “one new man” (Ephesians 2:15.)
The first of the three Fall Feasts, is the Feast of Trumpets. This Feast commonly known to the Jewish community as Rosh Hashanah (Head of the Year) but biblically as the Feast of Trumpets (Yom Teruah) or the Day of the Awakening Blast, is a feast calling ones attention to the need for humility and repentance. An integral part of this holy time is the blowing of the ram’s horn-shofar (trumpet), to alert the people that they must repent before a holy God who will judge sin and all who fall short of His righteousness. The shofar was made from a ram’s horn reminding the people that Abraham obediently put Isaac on the altar and YAHveh mercifully provided a substitute, a ram caught in a thicket. When the ram’s horn is sounded it reminds the people, that although YAHveh is warning them to come in humility and repentance, He is merciful to provide a way that their sins can be forgiven, a life for a life, a substitutionary sacrifice. Natural catastrophe requires and brings a loud warning to the people’s hearing urging them to escape and leave the path of destruction, to get out of harms way to a place of safety. Likewise in the spiritual a similar alert and loud warning goes forth from heaven to earth beseeching the people to repent and flee from the judgments that are coming!
We are called to be spiritual people, not just fleshly temporal people of this world. We have a soul and that is the issue. Where is your soul going to be for eternity, will your name be written in the book of life? The scripture says, “The wages of sin is death but the gift of YAHveh is eternal life in Messiah YAHshua…” (Romans 6:23) and “without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness of sins.” (Leviticus 17:11 and Hebrews 9:22) The most holy day of Yom Kippur is the Day of Atonement, the day repentant sins are washed over, covered and removed by the blood of the ultimate and final sacrifice. The Messiah’s atoning blood averts YAHveh’s wrath upon man’s sins fulfilling all that Yom Kippur pointed to. “Now is the day of salvation if you hear His voice do not harden your heart.”
The celebration of Sukkot, the Feast of Tabernacles, is in remembrance of YAHveh’s provision of shelter for Israel as He led them during her wilderness journeys. This last great Biblical Feast speaks of Messiah’s first coming when He came to dwell (tabernacle) among His people. This feast will ultimately be fulfilled and enjoyed by a redeemed remnant of Jews and Gentiles who experience His kingship and holy presence forever. This feast is one of great rejoicing that can only be eternally experienced by those who have repented and are redeemed by the blood of YAHshua the Passover Lamb, who is the final Yom Kippur atonement for our sins. The Savior of our souls extends His invitation: “Whoever is thirsty, let him come; and whoever wishes, let him take the free gift of the water of everlasting life.” (Revelation 22:17)
THE HOUR IS LATE
WHICH PATH ARE YOU ON?
By Terrye Goldblum Seedman
Are you ready and waiting for your glorious soon coming Savior? Time is rolling up like a scroll and the Almighty’s sovereign proclamation to judge the world in righteousness and truth is an impending reality, as trustworthy as labor pains that come upon a pregnant woman. “Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice before Yahveh (God) for He is coming to judge the earth in righteousness and in His faithfulness.” (See Ps 96:11,13) Yahshua, the Savior has infinite love for all mankind, He “does not want anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance” receiving forgiveness through His sacrificial cleansing blood. (2Pe 3:9)
Regarding the last days, our Redeemer said in Luke Chapter 21, “Be careful, or your hearts will be weighed down with dissipation, drunkenness, and the anxieties of life, and that day will close in on you unexpectedly like a trap… Be always on the watch, and pray that you may be able to escape all that is about to happen, and that you may be able to stand before the Son of Man.” (Lk 21:34,36)
We must pay attention to our Savior’s warning against “dissipation” which is the squandering and wasting of our time, energy, and resources. Dissipation is also defined as selfish indulgence and the extravagant pursuit of pleasure. It denotes any diversion that entices us and draws us away from Yahshua and the high and holy calling He has for His redeemed children.
The clock is ticking, the grains of sand are falling in the hourglass; very little time is left! We are exhorted “to redeem the time for the days are evil.” (Eph 5:16) An important question is – What are you doing that is of eternal value at this most critical juncture in world history and its threshold into eternity? Most people are dulled and lulled into a stupor because of the varied enticements and preoccupations of this perishing world, including man-made religious agendas, which can deceive, if possible, even the elect. (See Mt 24:24)
Yahveh the Most High is continually crying out, “Come out of the world and be separate and holy.” (See 2Cor 6:17) He gave His Son to die on the stake at Calvary, to cleanse you of your sins and to purchase you with His precious blood. This is the unfathomable price He willingly paid to give you eternal life and deliverance from the powers of darkness and deception that rule this world system. True “born again” believers can no longer be half-hearted lip servers, who cater to the flesh’s cravings and longings for the things of this world. His Holy Spirit warns, “Do you not know that friendship with the world is hostility toward the Almighty? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of Yahveh (God).” (Jas 4:4) “Do not love the world nor the things in the world… the lust of the eyes and the boastful pride of life, is not from the Father, but it is from the world. The world is passing away, and also its lusts; but the one who does the will of Yahveh lives forever.” (1Jn 2:15-17)
The love and indulgence of self is an enemy to the love and service of Yahveh the Most High God. “The enemy comes to deceive the inhabitants of the earth.” (Rev 12:9) The Heavenly Father loves you and is trying to get your undivided attention, wholehearted devotion, and love filled obedience, lest you be ensnared in the world and suffer its coming judgments. Hear His heartbeat, “Open your ears, wake up, O sleeper, now is the day of salvation.” (Eph 5:14 and 2Cor 6:2)
“Humble yourselves in the sight of Yahveh.” Our righteous King longs to bring you to a place of “godly sorrow that leads to true repentance.” (2 Cor 7:10) He is faithful and just to cleanse and consecrate your repentant hearts with the precious blood of His Son. Judgment is coming upon all who walk according to the flesh and live to satisfy their selfish desires and self justified prideful, stubborn, and often rebellious ways.
We must “find out what pleases The almighty and do it.” (Eph 5:10) “For this you know with certainty, no immoral, or impure person, or covetous man, who is an idolater, or the cowardly, or those who practice magic arts, and everyone who loves and practices falsehood, has an inheritance in the kingdom of Messiah…” (See 1 Cor 6:9, Rev 21:8 and Rev 22:15) May the fire of His eternal presence bring conviction, compelling you to “cast aside every sin that so easily besets you.” (Heb 12:1) In order to be obedient and pleasing to our righteous King, we must “walk by the Spirit, so we will not carry out the desires of the flesh.” (Gal 5:16) “without holiness no one will ever see Yahveh (God).” (Heb 12:14) The Heavenly Father is purifying a redeemed remnant, to become as a beloved holy bride, who is preparing and longing to be with her soon coming eternal bridegroom. (See Jn 3:29 and Rev 19:7)
Are you eagerly preparing and longingly waiting for your Savior’s return? Are you making every effort to know your precious Redeemer more intimately in the spirit, adoring Him with an ever-increasing love, because He is becoming your utmost heart’s desire? Are the desires of His heart your interests? Apostle Paul said, “Many seek after their own interests, not those of Messiah Yahshua.” (Php 2:21)
Are you struggling with a conflict of interest? What is competing for your attention and affection? Are there cravings for other things that make you like an adulterer, idolater, and His enemy because He is not enough for you? Are the cares and preoccupations of daily life hindering your faith, love, and growing relationship to our great King and Redeemer?
Yahshua the Messiah said, “Make every effort (strive with all your being) to enter through the narrow door, because many I tell you, will try to enter and will not be able to.” (Lk 13:24-28)
True disciples must “count the cost” to forsake everything to follow the Good Shepherd on that narrow path that leads into His eternal righteous kingdom. The redeemed remnant will continue to “work out their salvation with fear and trembling” as they glorify the Father and bring the love and uncompromised truth of the Savior to a lost and dying world.
Yahshua continually cautions His disciples, “be on guard” against the deceptive pull of this world, including its man-tainted doctrines, traditions, and religious agendas that compromise and often nullify the very words of Yahveh His Father; the full counsel of the Old and New Testament Scriptures. “For this is the love of Yahveh, that we keep His commandments; and His commandments are not burdensome.” (1Jn 5:3)
He made it clear that although Many would want to, only a remnant- “a Few would enter that narrow gate and that narrow path that leads to eternal life.” (Mt 7:13-14) Messiah elaborates, “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ (‘Master, Master,’) will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven will enter. Many would say to Me on that day, ‘Master, Master,’ did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many miracles?’ “And then I (Yahshua)will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you who practice lawlessness (the breaking of Yahveh’s commandments).’ (Mt 7:21-23)
Our Savior described the tragic reality of so Many religious people who thought their destiny was sealed in the eternal Promised Land, His forthcoming Messianic kingdom. Instead the Many were assigned a place with the hypocrites where there will be everlasting “weeping and gnashing of teeth.” “Many are called but Feware chosen.” (Mt 22:14)
Our precious sacrificial Lamb has poured out His atoning blood to redeem you to be His very own, now and forever. He says, “Behold, I am coming soon and My rewards are with Me. I will give to everyone according to what they have done;” (Rev 22:12) whether by Messiah’s indwelling Holy Spirit, which brings eternal dividends, or by man’s vain, dead-end efforts. “There is a way which seems right to a man, but its end is the way to death.” (Pr 14:12)
Dear ones take your eyes off this dying world! Our Savior is crying out repent, “Look up, lift up your heads,because your redemption is drawing near.” (Lk 21:28) Our Heavenly Father’s infinite love, mercy, and grace, when humbly and wholeheartedly sought, will ensure that you will be “more than a conqueror through Yahshua Messiah” and endure victoriously to the end. To Him be all the praise, honor, and glory!
“Inasmuch as it is appointed for men to die once and after this comes judgment, so Messiah also, having been offered once to bear the sins of many shall appear a second time for salvation without reference to sin, to those(the few) who eagerly await Him.” (Heb 9:27-28) Don’t delay, make ready, be waiting, rejoice, he is coming soon!
I humble myself in prayer before You, Yahveh my Heavenly Father and Yahshua my merciful Savior,
I ask Your Holy Spirit to convict me of my many sins. Please help me to have true godly sorrow that leads to true life changing repentance. I confess that I have been selfish, stubborn, rebellious and prideful in many ways. Forgive me for my disobedience, my self-centeredness, and focus and desire for the things of this world. Please cleanse me with the blood of Yahshua the Lamb. I need Your help to make every effort to ascend on Your narrow path, I want to be part of the few, the redeemed righteous remnant, who seek and do Your will. Draw me so close to You that I will not be anxious or fearful in the midst of these perilous times. Give me a hunger and a thirst for righteousness, a desire to pray and read Your Scriptures, so that I may be obedient and holy to You in my words and actions. I want to redeem the time that is left; “Teach me to number my days, that I might present to you a heart of wisdom.” (Ps 90:12) I acknowledge that apart from You I can do nothing. Help me to have unshakable faith as I eagerly wait for Your return and eternal kingdom. Thank you for hearing and answering my prayer. In Yahshua’s Name.