Are We Straining Gnats??

Friday, September 24, 2010 TM

Shabbat Shalom Loved One! (Read this entire study- it will bring you help!)

Let’s assume we all know the exact seasons? SO WHAT! I will address that comment later but is it possible we have strained a gnat? Surely NOT US! (Mat 23:23) "Woe to you who are scribes and Pharisees-hypocrites! For you tithe mint and dill and cumin, and have neglected the weightier provisions of the Torah (law): justice and mercy and faithfulness; but these are the things you should have done without neglecting the others. (Mat 23:24) "You blind guides, who strain out a gnat and swallow a camel! (Mat 23:25) "Woe to you scribes and Pharisees- hypocrites! For you clean the outside of the cup and of the dish, but inside they are full of robbery and self-indulgence. (Mat 23:26) "You blind Pharisee, first clean the inside of the cup and of the dish, so that the outside of it may become clean also. (Mat 23:27) "Woe to you scribes and Pharisees- hypocrites! You are like whitewashed tombs which on the outside appear beautiful, but inside they are full of dead men's bones and all uncleanness. (Mat 23:28) "So you, too, outwardly appear righteous to men, but inwardly you are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness.

Let’s review last week’s study briefly, afterwards I would love to take us to an understanding that I believe I have been shown in my own soul searching and seeking Yahshua’s face in addressing the Rockets Fly issue: Where are the rockets flying you said YHWH told you would fly at the Feast of Trumpets 2010? Afterwards, I will touch on our expectations and then what I believe is a direction of vastly more importance to YHWH! (After much prayer and study these are the three possibilities I will review)

(1) I could say that I guess He didn’t really tell me that- but some deceiving spirit told me; but I do not believe that at all. I say in my defense that the voice I heard has never lied to me before; time will tell. So I confess- me hearing an evil spirit is a possibility.

(2) The rockets did fly but the date was the orthodox date for the Feast of Trumpets as from Wednesday evening (Thursday Biblically) through Sunday- 10 rockets were fired at Israel. However, why would YHWH emphasize “Rockets fly!” if it was as insignificant as rockets flying that did no real damage to Israel or Damascus or anywhere; that certainly would not meet my expectations- but again I confess rockets did fly is a possibility.

(3) We are not yet to the fall feast of trumpets 2010 is also a possibility. I have rec’d much mail from loved Ones around the world who believe that and I have also included a full quotation as possibility #3 from a Torah Keeping Congregation in Jerusalem:

Congregation of YHWH, Jerusalem, Po Box 832, Carteret NJ 07008

Greetings and Shalom in the wonderful names of Yahweh and Yahshua; I pray that all of Yah’s set apart saints are well. We continue to work hard here in Israel for the end time work of Yahweh in restoring His Holy Land. As the Jewish New Year and Holy days are just a week away, I wanted to once again bring up the subject of our brother Judah incorrectly starting the year this year in winter, before the turning of the year to spring/summer, after the vernal equinox.

What happens living here in Israel is that when a mistake like that is made it will throw off the whole agricultural calendar and being here- we can clearly see the mistake. It is no doubt that it is still summer in Israel and harvest time is NOT here. The temperatures have been in the 90’s or higher and there is no harvest yet for pomegranates, dates, figs, or olives. Most of the above fruits do not even have up to 20% harvest at present. The only fruit that has been in harvest is the grapes which always come in mid to late August. The bible is very clear what is the benchmark for the turning of the year; the equinox. Ex 34: 22 And you shall observe a Feast of Weeks for yourself, the first-fruits of the harvest of wheat; also the Feast of Ingathering after the turn (Tekufah) of the year. The word turn of the year in Hebrew is Tekufah. In Hebrew this word means the equinox. The feast of Sukkot was a celebration of the Israelites that if they obeyed Yahweh throughout the year, then they would receive His blessing in the fall harvest and after gathering in the harvest they would bring their fruits up before Yahweh and celebrate before Him in Jerusalem, His set apart city. It also stands to reason that if the fall equinox is the benchmark for keeping Sukkot, then the spring equinox would be the benchmark for Aviv and the start of the year.

Ex 13: 10 And you shall keep this ordinance (Passover) in its season, from year to year.

Since the harvest does not even begin until early September at the earliest, and lasts 3 to 4 weeks, and then it would take up to a week to even get to Jerusalem from many places in Israel, it stands to reason that the feast would have to be after the equinox, which is the changing point of the seasons. It is inconceivable that people would leave their harvest to fall off the trees and rot while they come empty handed to Jerusalem for an almost month’s journey roundtrip. Scripture and mere simple logic would tell you that the feast in the spring and fall would have to come after the harvest is in.

Lev 23: 10 Speak to the sons of Israel, and you shall say to them, When you come in to the land which I am giving to you, and have reaped its harvest, and have brought in the Omer, of the beginning of your harvest, to the priest.

When you put on a Hebraic mindset you will clearly see that Yahweh’s biblical calendar is both celestial and agriculture and fully revolves around the harvest of Israel. The feast in the spring and fall could only occur AFTER the harvest is in, which is AFTER the equinox. This is the way it was observed in biblical times. I have enclosed again for you the study I did on the Biblical calendar. I encourage each of you to pray to Yahweh and with a sincere heart and ask Him to guide you into the truth, which we all seek. Please know I am only writing this to try to help the brethren get a more full understanding of Yahweh’s biblical calendar from Israel and I am not criticizing or judging those who keep a different calendar. We wish our brother Judah a most blessed Holy day season for the different days they will be keeping from the biblical calendar.

I pray for all of Yahweh’s true saints daily as I know that you pray for me.

B’Shem Yahshua,


Do I accept that as the correct manner of timing His Feasts? After some diligent study of my own- let’s look at the possibility: I obviously had only believed they only used the "month of the Abiv" Scripture to start the year; leaving out any reasoning or discussion of the Sanhedrin/witnesses that it still may be too early- as in 6 months the harvest has to be complete for the Fall Feasts to begin. I think there is a very strong possibility that the early accounting we have always used- may be wrong. Since it is just now 30% harvest ready in the last report, we may be too early. A few (2) have commented that Monte and Michael are confessed false prophets! (This originally comes from a Torah “Teacher” who teaches against praying in tongues as though it is evil!) Yikes- I wouldn’t want to even be close to that “Teacher” in an unrepentant condition when Yahshua judges! Out of fear, that servant has assumed Yahshua did not mean what He said: (John 7:37) Now on the last day, the great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, "If anyone is thirsty, let him come to me and drink. (John 7:38) "He who believes in me, as the Scripture said, 'From his innermost being (belly) will flow rivers of living water.'" (John 7:39) But this He spoke of the Spirit, whom those who believed in Him were to receive; for the Spirit was not yet given, because Yahshua was not yet glorified.

Then Yahshua teaches that don’t be fearful and expect that YHWH will give a snake or scorpion when we ask for the Holy Spirit. That is assigning the works of the Spirit to the demonic realm, as noted as snakes and scorpions; which the Scriptures testify of themselves is the demonic realm- (Luke 11:10) "For everyone who asks, receives; and he who seeks, finds; and to him who knocks, it will be opened. (Luke 11:11) "Now suppose one of you fathers is asked by his son for a fish; he will not give him a snake instead of a fish, will he? (Luke 11:12) "Or if he is asked for an egg, he will not give him a scorpion, will he? (Luke 11:13) "If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him?" (Luke 11:14) And He was casting out a demon, and it was mute; when the demon had gone out, the mute man spoke; and the crowds were amazed. (Luke 11:15) But some of them said, "He casts out demons by Beelzebul, the ruler of the demons."

Lastly, here is where we know that the demonic realm is represented by snakes and scorpions; (Luke 10:18) And He said to them, "I was watching Satan fall from heaven like lightning. (Luke 10:19) "Behold, I have given you authority to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing will injure you.

Understand, loved one that a spirit of fear is hasatan’s tool for keeping us in the flesh realm where we have no authority to overcome. Rejecting the power of His Spirit and trusting Him with our tongues would really mean we don’t believe Yahshua that He would not give us a snake or scorpion if we ask for His Spirit! Remember it is our tongue (that no man can tame- only YHWH can) that directs our very lives like a rudder on a ship or a bridle on a horse.

One last point on this is that the fearful will be tossed into hell’s flames along with the drunks, sorcerer’s etc. furthermore; it may put us as a lazy fearful servant that everything he thought he produced will be removed and given to an un-fearful servant (A servant who will produce fruit) when the King returns!

I emphatically do not consider either Monte or Michael to be false prophets in any manner. They, like us, are mere men and may miss it. They are trying to wake up people as “watchmen” by sounding the trumpet as they are required to by Scripture. Where is the mercy and compassion among the Torah Keepers? Based on Yahshua’s definition of a real believer; You will know them by their love (John 13:34) “A renewed command I give to you, that you love one another, as I have loved you, that you also love one another. (John 13:35) By this shall all know that you are my taught ones, if you have love for one another.You will not know them by the words they speak, their understanding of Torah, nor their wisdom or abilities, their vast knowledge and understandings, their tzis- tzis, their beautiful Tallit, or their desire to warn the brethren and judge other servants of the King! So our pointed question to ourselves is this: Do people know we follow Messiah Yahshua by our love? Do we gently restore such a one who is in error? Understand this simple truth loved one; we will do well to judge ourselves; because The Judge is at the door! We are all required to be Berean’s, and search out these matters for ourselves as I have ALWAYS contended. You, me, all of us will need to quit judging others and study these matters out for ourselves! Remember, in the manner you judge- you will be judged! Let’s let Him do all the judging. From one perspective, IF these men (or anyone for that matter) lead people away from Torah they are false prophets no matter what they say comes true or not. I don't think they qualify in that matter at least. I thank YHWH that He alone will judge me and along with us all; as He alone is the Lawgiver and judge and I don't have the right to judge another's servant. Was Isaiah a false prophet?

Isa 38:1 In those days Ḥizqiyahu was sick and near death. And Yeshayahu the prophet, the son of Amots, came to him, and said to him, "Thus said יהוה, ‘Set your house in order, for you are going to die and not live.’ "Isa 38:2 And Ḥizqiyahu turned his face toward the wall, and prayed to יהוה, Isa 38:3 and said, "I pray, O יהוה, please remember how I have walked before You in truth and with a perfect heart, and have done what is good in Your eyes." And Ḥizqiyahu wept bitterly. Isa 38:4 And the word of יהוה came to Yeshayahu, saying, Isa 38:5 "Go and say to Ḥizqiyahu, ‘Thus said יהוה, the Elohim of Dawiḏ your father, "I have heard your prayer, I have seen your tears. See, I am adding fifteen years to your days.

Unlike Isaiah (obviously), I have had no word from YHWH in change of plan about these matters, and knowing also, I have never been lied to by that voice before, I wait for YHWH’s vengeance or judgment. I expect He alone can judge His servants righteously.

What about Yonah? He proclaimed destruction in 40 days. Was he a false prophet? Not on your life- but it certainly appears he did not hear YHWH:

(Jonah 3:2) “Arise, go to Ninewĕh, that great city, and proclaim to it the message that I am speaking to you.” (Jonah 3:3) And Yonah arose and went to Ninewĕh, according to the word of יהוה. Now Ninewĕh was a great city before Elohim, of three day’s journey. (Jonah 3:4) And Yonah began to go in to the city on the first day’s walk. And he cried out and said, “Yet forty days, and Ninewĕh shall be overthrown!”

But the King of Nineveh proclaimed fasting and repentance and look what actually happened;

(Jonah 3:7) And he proclaimed and said throughout Ninewĕh, “By decree of the sovereign and his nobles: No man or beast, herd or flock, shall taste whatever – let them not eat, let them not even drink water. (Jonah 3:8) “But let man and beast be covered with sackcloth, and call mightily to Elohim. And let each one turn from his evil way and from the violence that is in his hands. (Jonah 3:9) “Who knows whether Elohim does turn and relent, and shall turn away from the heat of His displeasure, so that we do not perish?” (Jonah 3:10) And Elohim saw their works that they turned from their evil way. And Elohim relented from the evil which He had said He would do to them, and He did not do it.

Last week's teaching pretty well summed up the 3 possibilities. It did make me research a certain Hebrew word and I am not certain again how it is spelled but in essence it is Tekufah--turn of year (H8622 and H5362). I researched it in NASB with Strong’s, the Transliteration, King James w/strong’s, Revised Webster’s Version, The Biblia Hebraica Stuttsgartensia w/strong’s, the Interlinear, Hebrew old testament w/strong’s, and many more of Exodus 34:22 stating that after the Fall Harvest is brought in THEN (AFTER- the turn of the year) you may have the end gathering. I looked at all of these as referenced and did not find one that disagreed with this position. At last check the harvest was at less than 30% ripened for harvest. Did you read the Congregation of Jerusalem's letter above from last week's Torah Study? This is what made me to see the real probability that we are 1 month early. But in all fairness, I indicated all 3 possibilities. He has ever lied to me before so I humble myself and wait for His vindication or punishment! If I misled- I will surely repent!

OK Truth searcher, those are the three possibilities as I see them. Read on about 10-10-10! Looks like I will be keeping the fall feasts; Feast of Trumpets, Day of Atonement (Yom Kippor), and Sukkot twice this year! WHY? You may ask. Again, I realize this one thing; I don’t break fellowship with our brothers and sisters- or judge them, whether we disagree concerning how to even say the name, when the Feast dates are, or whether are not we are even awakened to the restoration of His Biblical Feasts as appointments and Moedim or shadow pictures as teaching things to come- we are brothers and sisters belonging to Yahshua and we are not the Judge. There is truly only one Lawgiver and one Judge and we are not capable of judging another’s servants. Since He is in charge of restoring all things, let’s understand clearly that until He gives the revelation and understanding we may all be WRONG about the times and seasons- even if we don’t realize it. Let’s actually do that thing He commanded His body to do: LOVE ONE ANOTHER AS HE LOVED US! Understand this, if we don’t walk in His love and compassion for the least of us, we are unknowingly preparing our hearts and ears to hear Him say; “DEPART FROM ME!” Yes, I agree we are supposed to understand the times and seasons (Moedim-Appointments-Feasts of the LORD) as Sha’ul (Paul) stated about “They will say PEACE AND SAFETY” which is another reason we may see some sort of Mideast Peace Agreement shortly also:

(1Th 5:1) Now, brothers, as to the times and the seasons, you do not need to be written to. (1Th 5:2) You yourselves know very well that the day of יהוה comes as a thief in the night. (1Th 5:3) For when they say, “Peace and safety!” then suddenly destruction comes upon them, as labor pains upon a pregnant woman, and they shall not escape. (1Th 5:4) But you, brothers, are not in darkness, so that this Day should overtake you as a thief. (1Th 5:5) For you are all sons of light and sons of the day. We are not of the night or of darkness. (1Th 5:6) So, then, we should not sleep, as others do, but we should watch and be sober. (1Th 5:7) For those who sleep, sleep at night, and those who get drunk are drunk at night. (1Th 5:8) But we who are of the day should be sober, putting on the breastplate of belief and love, and as a helmet the expectation of deliverance. (1Th 5:9) Elohim did not appoint us to wrath, but to obtain deliverance through our Master יהושע Messiah… Coincidentally, it may mean the Feast of Trumpets this year will be 10-10-10! How ironic I thought as this thought flooded my spirit as I awoke the second time this morning at 5:30 am. This is now what I expect; October 10, 2010 or 10-10-10 Rockets fly somewhere serious. Could I be wrong? ABSOLUTELY- I certainly hope so, because we need more time to repent and prepare our hearts, souls and physically!

SO WHAT! Let’s now assume we do understand the times and seasons of these appointment with our King! SO WHAT! We have underestimated hasatan’s deception. We (Torah Keepers) have for the most part- out of fear; rejected any power or supernatural signs and wonders as demonic. We know that there will be many demonic signs done by the wicked one in these end times so out of our own fears, we reject ALL supernatural! So, how do we expect YHWH to deliver us into His power and deliverance that we do exploits in His name and have power over all the power of the enemy? SO WHAT! We know the times and seasons, but have rejected the power of His Spirit as demonic? Who will our helper be? We will not save ourselves by walking out the Torah even as well as the Pharisees (who may I remind us- memorized the entire Torah-many by the time they were 13- some reports by age 20) (Mat 5:20)For I say to you that unless your righteousness surpasses that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven.

SO WHAT? Here is the real SO WHAT for those of who claim to love Him by walking in obedience. 1 John 2:6 says this: “the one who claims to live in him must walk as he walked.” Consider with me; the same spirit that was on Elijah will come again according to Yahshua, and it was that spirit that also rested on John the Baptist. John’s name (Yah Chanan) literally means Yah’s mercy in Hebrew. We remember what John came preaching: REPENT! The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand- that is the only way to receive Yah’s mercy. He is coming. We must make ourselves ready if we really expect to be a bride.

So here is the question to you and I that must be addressed before we stand in His presence: if someone from our past or present came into the room as we were eating a meal- would that person’s presence change our heart rate in any way? Would it make us uncomfortable? If so it is likely we need to forgive that person. ALL OF THEM! No, we don’t have the power to forgive the sin, only Yahshua can do that- we must separate the person from the sin or transgression done against us and ask Yahshua to nail it to His stake (cross). Yes, all of them, even if that person is dead and cannot walk into the room with us. Take a moment right now and obey Yahshua who warned us, (Mat 6:14) "For if you forgive others for their transgressions, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. (Mat 6:15) "But if you do not forgive others, then your Father will not forgive your transgressions. Remember Stephen’s words to those who were not even asking for forgiveness; (Act 7:59) they went on stoning Stephen as he called on the Lord and said, "Lord Jesus, receive my spirit!" (Act 7:60) Then falling on his knees, he cried out with a loud voice, "Lord, do not hold this sin against them!" Having said this, he fell asleep. Remember also to really walk like Yahshua walked and enter in to all of His promises given when the Kingdom of Heaven actually activates in our lives NOW on this earth as it IS in Heaven; we must walk as Yahshua walked. Here is my second witness for us to do what He said and walk as He walked: (Luke 23:34) and יהושע (Yahshua) said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do.” And they divided His garments and cast lots. (Luke 23:35) And the people were standing, looking on, and the rulers also were sneering with them, saying, “He saved others, let Him save Himself if He is the Messiah, the chosen of Elohim.”

As we also walk in obedience and repentance in unconditionally forgiving people and allowing Messiah to nail their sins to the tree (As we actually plead for them on their behalf to the Father) we now qualify for all His benefits! YHWH will protect, direct, heal, and provide those that will walk by his Spirit and not just the letter of the law but the Spirit of Torah! We now begin to learn how to walk by the Spirit and not the flesh realm as the flesh (natural way- eye for an eye etc) which only guarantees failure and death! Let’s call on the living Elohim and seek the truth of His Spirit while He may be found! These are the Days of Elijah- Let us become the true Bride which now makes herself READY!

Here are the Torah Scriptures for this week: Tabernacles

Leviticus 22:26—23:44; Numbers 29:12-16; Zechariah 14:1-21;

Revelation Chapter 21:1-8; Joel Chapters 1, 2, and 3

(Lev 22:26) And יהוה spoke to Mosheh, saying, (Lev 22:27) “When a bull or a sheep or a goat is born, it shall be seven days with its mother. And from the eighth day and thereafter it is acceptable as an offering made by fire to יהוה. (Lev 22:28) “But do not slaughter a cow or a sheep and its young on the same day. (Lev 22:29) “And when you bring a slaughtering of thanksgiving to יהוה, bring it for your acceptance. (Lev 22:30) “It is eaten that same day leave none of it till morning. I am יהוה. (Lev 22:31) “And you shall guard my commands and do them. I am יהוה. (Lev 22:32) “And do not profane my set-apart name, and I shall be set-apart among the children of Yisra’ĕl. I am יהוה, who sets you apart, (Lev 22:33) who brought you out of the land of Mitsrayim, to be your Elohim. I am יהוה.” (Lev 23:1) And יהוה spoke to Mosheh, saying,

(Lev 23:2) “Speak to the children of Yisra’ĕl, and say to them, ‘the appointed times of יהוה, which you are to proclaim as set-apart gatherings, my appointed times, are these: (Lev 23:3) ‘Six days work is done, but the seventh day is a Sabbath of rest, a set-apart gathering. You do no work it is a Sabbath to יהוה in all your dwellings. (Lev 23:4) ‘These are the appointed times of יהוה, set-apart gatherings which you are to proclaim at their appointed times. (Lev 23:5) ‘In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month, between the evenings, is the Passover to יהוה. (Lev 23:6) ‘And on the fifteenth day of this month is the Festival of Unleavened Bread to יהוה – seven days you eat unleavened bread. (Lev 23:7) ‘On the first day you have a set-apart gathering, you do no servile work. (Lev 23:8) ‘And you shall bring an offering made by fire to יהוה for seven days. On the seventh day is a set-apart gathering, you do no servile work.’ ” (Lev 23:9) and יהוה spoke to Mosheh, saying, (Lev 23:10) “Speak to the children of Yisra’ĕl, and you shall say to them, ‘When you come into the land which I give you, and shall reap its harvest, then you shall bring a sheaf of the first-fruits of your harvest to the priest. (Lev 23:11) ‘And he shall wave the sheaf before יהוה, for your acceptance. On the morrow after the Sabbath the priest waves it. (Lev 23:12) ‘And on that day when you wave the sheaf, you shall prepare a male lamb a year old, a perfect one, as a burnt offering to יהוה, (Lev 23:13) and its grain offering: two-tenths of an ĕphah of fine flour mixed with oil, an offering made by fire to יהוה, a sweet fragrance, and its drink offering: one-fourth of a hin of wine. (Lev 23:14) ‘And you do not eat bread or roasted grain or fresh grain until the same day that you have brought an offering to your Elohim – a law forever throughout your generations in all your dwellings. (Lev 23:15) ‘And from the morrow after the Sabbath, from the day that you brought the sheaf of the wave offering, you shall count for yourselves: seven completed Sabbaths. (Lev 23:16) ‘Until the morrow after the seventh Sabbath you count fifty days, then you shall bring a new grain offering to יהוה. (Lev 23:17) ‘Bring from your dwellings for a wave offering two loaves of bread, of two-tenths of a ĕphah of fine flour they are, baked with leaven, first-fruits to יהוה. (Lev 23:18) ‘And besides the bread, you shall bring seven lambs a year old, perfect ones, and one young bull and two rams. They are a burnt offering to יהוה, with their grain offering and their drink offerings, an offering made by fire for a sweet fragrance to יהוה. (Lev 23:19) ‘And you shall offer one male goat as a sin offering, and two male lambs a year old, as a peace offering. (Lev 23:20) ‘And the priest shall wave them, besides the bread of the first-fruits, as a wave offering before יהוה, besides the two lambs. They are set-apart to יהוה for the priest. (Lev 23:21) ‘And on this same day you shall proclaim a set-apart gathering for yourselves, you do no servile work on it – a law forever in all your dwellings throughout your generations. (Lev 23:22) ‘And when you reap the harvest of your land do not completely reap the corners of your field when you reap, and do not gather any gleaning from your harvest. Leave them for the poor and for the stranger. I am יהוה your Elohim.’ ”

Feast of Trumpets and Yom Kippur- Atonement- Sukkopt/Tabernacles

(Lev 23:23) And יהוה spoke to Mosheh, saying, (Lev 23:24) “Speak to the children of Yisra’ĕl, saying, ‘In the seventh month, on the first day of the month, you have a rest, a remembrance of blowing of trumpets, a set-apart gathering. (Lev 23:25) ‘You do no servile work, and you shall bring an offering made by fire to יהוה.’ ” (Lev 23:26) And יהוה spoke to Mosheh, saying, (Lev 23:27) “On the tenth day of this seventh month is the Day of Atonement. It shall be a set-apart gathering for you. And you shall afflict your beings, and shall bring an offering made by fire to יהוה. (Lev 23:28) “And you do no work on that same day, for it is the Day of Atonement, to make atonement for you before יהוה your Elohim. (Lev 23:29) “For any being who is not afflicted on that same day, he shall be cut off from his people. (Lev 23:30) “And any being who does any work on that same day, that being I shall destroy from the midst of his people. (Lev 23:31) “You do no work – a law forever throughout your generations in all your dwellings. (Lev 23:32) ‘It is a Sabbath of rest to you, and you shall afflict your beings. On the ninth day of the month at evening, from evening to evening, you observe your Sabbath.” Tabernacles- Sukkot- Let’s all go build our mangers! (Lev 23:33) And יהוה spoke to Mosheh, saying, (Lev 23:34) “Speak to the children of Yisra’ĕl, saying, ‘On the fifteenth day of this seventh month is the Festival of Booths for seven days to יהוה. (Lev 23:35) ‘On the first day is a set-apart gathering, you do no servile work. (Lev 23:36) ‘For seven days you bring an offering made by fire to יהוה. On the eighth day there shall be a set-apart gathering for you, and you shall bring an offering made by fire to יהוה. It is a closing festival, you do no servile work. (Lev 23:37) ‘These are the appointed times of יהוה which you proclaim as set-apart gatherings, to bring an offering made by fire to יהוה, a burnt offering and a grain offering, a slaughtering and drink offerings, as commanded for every day – (Lev 23:38) besides the Sabbaths of יהוה, and besides your gifts, and besides all your vows, and besides all your voluntary offerings which you give to יהוה. (Lev 23:39) ‘On the fifteenth day of the seventh month, when you gather in the fruit of the land, observe the festival of יהוה for seven days. On the first day is a rest, and on the eighth day a rest. (Lev 23:40) ‘And you shall take for yourselves on the first day the fruit of good trees, branches of palm trees, twigs of leafy trees, and willows of the stream, and shall rejoice before יהוה your Elohim for seven days. (Lev 23:41) ‘And you shall observe it as a festival to יהוה for seven days in the year – a law forever in your generations. Observe it in the seventh month. (Lev 23:42) ‘Dwell in booth (Sukkoth’s- mangers) for seven days; all who are native Yisra’ĕlites dwell in booths, (Lev 23:43) so that your generations know that I made the children of Yisra’ĕl dwell in booths when I brought them out of the land of Mitsrayim. I am יהוה your Elohim.’ ” (Lev 23:44) Thus did Mosheh speak of the appointed times of יהוה to the children of Yisra’ĕl.

Another witness- Tabernacles – when Yahshua dwells with His people!

(Num 29:12) ‘And on the fifteenth day of the seventh month you have a set-apart gathering, you do no servile work. And you shall observe a festival to יהוה seven days, (Num 29:13) and you shall bring near a burnt offering, an offering made by fire a sweet fragrance to יהוה: thirteen young bulls, two rams, fourteen lambs a year old, perfect ones they are, (Num 29:14) and their grain offering: fine flour mixed with oil, three-tenths of an ĕphah for each of the thirteen bulls, two-tenths for each of the two rams, (Num 29:15) and one-tenth for each of the fourteen lambs, (Num 29:16) and one male goat as a sin offering, besides the continual burnt offering, its grain offering, and its drink offering.

Yahshua is coming! He will fight for us so we now make ourselves ready!

(Zec 14:1) See, a day shall come for יהוה, and your spoil shall be divided in your midst. (Zec 14:2) And I shall gather all the gentiles to battle against Yerushalayim1. And the city shall be taken, the houses plundered, and the women ravished. Half of the city shall go into exile, but the remnant of the people shall not be cut off from the city. Footnote: 1Joel 3:2, Zeph. 3:8, Rev. 16:14. (Zec 14:3) And יהוה shall go forth, and He shall fight against those gentiles, as He fights in the day of battle. (Zec 14:4) And in that day His feet shall stand upon the Mount of Olives, which faces Yerushalayim on the east. And the Mount of Olives shall be split in two, from east to west, a very great valley, and half of the mountain shall move toward the north and half of it toward the south. (Zec 14:5) And you shall flee to the valley of my mountain – for the valley of the mountains reaches to Atsal. And you shall flee as you fled from the earthquake in the days of Uzziyah sovereign of Yehuḏah. יהוה my Elohim shall come – all the set-apart ones with you. (Zec 14:6) And in that day it shall be: there is no light, it is dark. (Zec 14:7) And it shall be one day which is known to יהוה, neither day nor night, but at evening time there shall be light. (Zec 14:8) And in that day it shall be that living waters flow from Yerushalayim1, half of them toward the eastern sea and half of them toward the western sea, in summer as well as in winter. Footnote: 1Rev. 22:1-2. (Zec 14:9) And יהוה shall be Sovereign over all the earth1. In that day there shall be one יהוה, and His Name one. Footnote: 1Isa. 24:23, Dan. 2:44, Rev. 11:15. (Zec 14:10) All the land shall be changed into a desert plain from Geḇa to Rimmon south of Yerushalayim, and she shall be raised up and inhabited in her place from Binyamin’s Gate to the place of the First Gate and the Corner Gate, and from the Tower of Ḥanan’ĕl to the winepresses of the sovereign. (Zec 14:11) And they shall dwell in her, and there shall be no more utter destruction1, but Yerushalayim shall be safely inhabited. Footnote: 1Mal. 4:6. (Zec 14:12) And this is the plague with which יהוה plagues all the people who fought against Yerushalayim: their flesh shall decay while they stand on their feet, and their eyes decay in their sockets, and their tongues decay in their mouths. (Zec 14:13) And it shall be in that day that a great confusion from יהוה is among them, and every one of them shall seize the hand of his neighbor, and his hand rise up against his neighbor’s hand. (Zec 14:14) And Yehuḏah shall fight at Yerushalayim as well. And the wealth of all the gentiles round about shall be gathered together: gold, and silver, and garments in great quantities. (Zec 14:15) So also is the plague on the horse and the mule, on the camel and the donkey, and on all the cattle that are in those camps – as this plague. (Zec 14:16) And it shall be that all who are left from all the gentiles which came up against Yerushalayim, shall go up from year to year to bow themselves to the Sovereign, יהוה of hosts, and to observe the Festival of Booths.

My dear friend Gilbert Vincent has a tee shirt made about this: Keep the Feasts- OR Be a Feast! (Come birds of the air and eat etc)

(Zec 14:17) And it shall be that if anyone of the clans of the earth does not come up to Yerushalayim to bow himself to the sovereign, יהוה of hosts, on them there is to be no rain. (Zec 14:18) And if the clan of Mitsrayim does not come up and enter in, then there is no rain. On them is the plague with which יהוה plagues the gentiles who do not come up to observe the Festival of Booths. (Zec 14:19) This is the punishment of Mitsrayim and the punishment of all the gentiles that do not come up to observe the Festival of Booths. (Zec 14:20) In that day “SET-APART TO יהוה” shall be engraved on the bells of the horses. And the pots in the House of יהוה shall be like the bowls before the altar. (Zec 14:21) And every pot in Yerushalayim and Yehuḏah shall be set-apart to יהוה of hosts. And all those who slaughter shall come and take them and cook in them. And there shall no longer be a merchant in the House of יהוה of hosts, in that day.

He will indeed dwell with us! See!

(Rev 21:1) And I saw a renewed heaven and a renewed earth, for the former heaven and the former earth had passed away, and the sea is no more. (Rev 21:2) And I, Yoḥanan, saw the set-apart city, renewed Yerushalayim, coming down out of the heaven from Elohim, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. (Rev 21:3) And I heard a loud voice from the heaven saying, “See, the Booth of Elohim is with men, and He shall dwell with them, and they shall be His people, and Elohim Himself shall be with them and be their Elohim. (Rev 21:4) “And Elohim shall wipe away every tear from their eyes, and there shall be no more death, nor mourning, nor crying. And there shall be no more pain, for the former matters have passed away.” (Rev 21:5) And He who was sitting on the throne said, “See I make all matters new.” And He said to me, “Write, for these words are true and trustworthy.” (Rev 21:6) And He said to me, “It is done! I am the ‘Aleph’ and the ‘Taw’, the Beginning and the End. To the one who thirsts I shall give of the fountain of the water of life without payment. (Rev 21:7) “The one who overcomes shall inherit all this, and I shall be his Elohim and he shall be my son. (Rev 21:8) “But as for the cowardly (fearful), and untrustworthy, and abominable, and murderers, and those who whore, and drug sorcerers, and idolaters, and all the false, their part is in the lake which burns with fire and sulphur, which is the second death.”

Here’s why we must clean up now as you have read! Jacob’s Trouble- just ahead!

(Joe 1:1) Here is the word of יהוה that came to Yo’ĕl son of Pethu’ĕl. (Joe 1:2) Hear this, you elders, and give ear, all you inhabitants of the land! Has this ever been in your days, or even in the days of your fathers? (Joe 1:3) Relate it to your children, and your children to their children, and their children to the generation after them. (Joe 1:4) What the gnawing locust left the swarming locust has eaten, and what the swarming locust left the crawling locust has eaten, and what the crawling locust left the consuming locust has eaten. (Joe 1:5) Wake up, you drunkards, and weep. And wail, all you drinkers of wine, on account of the new wine, for it has been cut off from your mouth. (Joe 1:6) For a nation has come up against my land, strong, and innumerable. Its teeth are the teeth of a lion, and it has the fangs of a lioness. (Joe 1:7) It has laid waste my vine and splintered my fig tree. It has made it entirely bare and cast it away, its branches became white. (Joe 1:8) Wail like a maiden girded with sackcloth for the husband of her youth. (Joe 1:9) The grain offering and the drink offering have been cut off from the House of יהוה. The priests, servants of יהוה, have mourned. (Joe 1:10) The field is ravaged, the ground has mourned, for the grain is ruined, the new wine has dried up, the oil fails. (Joe 1:11) The farmers are ashamed the vinedressers wail over the wheat and over the barley, for the harvest of the field is destroyed. (Joe 1:12) The vine has dried up, and the fig tree droops, pomegranate, also palm, and apple tree, all the trees of the field are dried up, because joy has dried up among the sons of men. (Joe 1:13) Gird yourselves and lament, you priests. Wail you attendants of the altar. Come lie all night in sackcloth, you attendants of my Elohim. For the grain offering and the drink offering are withheld from the house of your Elohim. (Joe 1:14) Set apart a fast. Call an assembly, gather the elders, all the inhabitants of the land, into the House of יהוה your Elohim, and cry out to יהוה.

The DAY is at hand!

(Joe 1:15) Alas for the day! The Day of יהוה is near and it comes as destruction from the Almighty. (Joe 1:16) Is not the food cut off before our eyes, joy and gladness from the House of our Elohim? (Joe 1:17) The seed has rotted under their clods, storehouses are laid waste, granaries are broken down, for the grain has withered. (Joe 1:18) How the beasts moan! The herds of cattle are restless, because they have no pasture. The flocks of sheep also perish. (Joe 1:19) I cry to you יהוה, for fire has consumed the pastures of the wilderness, and a flame has set on fire all the trees of the field. (Joe 1:20) Even the beasts of the field cry out to you, for the water streams are dried up, and fire has consumed the pastures of the wilderness.

Sound the Shofar- Blow the Trumpet! Warn the loved ones to repent!

(Joe 2:1) Blow a ram’s horn in Tsiyon, and sound an alarm in my set-apart mountain! Let all the inhabitants of the earth tremble, for the day of יהוה is coming, for it is near: (Joe 2:2) a day of darkness and gloom, a day of clouds and thick darkness, like the morning clouds spread over the mountains – a people many and strong, the like of whom has never been, nor shall there ever be again after them, to the years of many generations. (Joe 2:3) Ahead of them a fire has consumed, and behind them a flame burns. Before them the land is like the Garden of Ěḏen, and behind them a desert waste. And from them there is no escape. (Joe 2:4) Their appearance is like the appearance of horses, and they run like steeds. (Joe 2:5) As the noise of chariots they leap over mountaintops, as the noise of a flaming fire consuming stubble, as a mighty people set in battle array. (Joe 2:6) Before them peoples are in anguish, all faces become flushed. (Joe 2:7) They run like mighty men, they climb the wall like men of battle, everyone goes on his way, and they do not break ranks. (Joe 2:8) And they do not press one another- everyone goes in his path. They fall among the weapons, but they do not stop. (Joe 2:9) They rush on the city, they run on the wall. They climb into the houses they enter at the windows like a thief. (Joe 2:10) The earth shall tremble before them, the heavens shall shake. Sun and moon shall be darkened, and the stars withdraw their brightness. (Joe 2:11) And יהוה shall give forth His voice before His army, for His camp is very great, for mighty is the doer of His word.


For the Day of יהוה is great and very awesome, and who does bear it? (Joe 2:12) “Yet even now,” declares יהוה, “turn to me with all your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping, and with mourning.(Joe 2:13) And tear your heart and not your garments, and turn back to יהוה your Elohim, for He shows favor and is compassionate, patient, and of great kindness, and He shall relent concerning the evil. (Joe 2:14) Who knows – He might turn and relent, and leave a blessing behind Him, a grain offering and a drink offering for יהוה your Elohim? (Joe 2:15) Blow a ram’s horn in Tsiyon, set apart a fast, and call an assembly. (Joe 2:16) Gather the people, set the assembly apart, assemble the elders, and gather the children and nursing babes. Let a bridegroom come out from his room, and a bride from her dressing room. (Joe 2:17) Let the priests, servants of יהוה, weep between the porch and the altar. And let them say, “Spare your people, O יהוה, and do not give your inheritance to reproach, for the gentiles to rule over them. Why should they say among the peoples, ‘Where is their Elohim?’ ” (Joe 2:18) And let יהוה be jealous for His land, and spare His people. (Joe 2:19) And let יהוה answer and say to His people, “See, I am sending you the grain and the new wine and the oil, and you shall be satisfied by them. And no longer do I make you a reproach among the gentiles. (Joe 2:20) “And the Northerner I shall remove far from you, and drive him away into a dry and deserted land, with his face toward the eastern sea and his rear toward the western sea. And his stench shall come up and his smell rise, for he has done greatly.” (Joe 2:21) Do not fear O soil, be glad and rejoice, for יהוה has done greatly! (Joe 2:22) Do not fear, you beasts of the field, for the pastures of the wilderness shall spring forth, and the tree shall bear its fruit, the fig tree and the vine shall yield their strength. (Joe 2:23) And you children of Tsiyon, be glad and rejoice in יהוה your Elohim, for He shall give you the Teacher of Righteousness, and cause the rain to come down for you, the former rain and the latter rain, as before. (Joe 2:24) And the threshing-floors shall be filled with grain, and the vats shall overflow with new wine and oil. (Joe 2:25) “Then I shall repay you the years that the swarming locust has eaten, the crawling locust, and the consuming locust, and the gnawing locust, my great army which I sent among you. (Joe 2:26) “Then you shall eat – eat and be satisfied – and shall praise the Name of יהוה your Elohim, who has done with you so wondrously. And my people shall never be put to shame. (Joe 2:27) “And you shall know that I am in the midst of Yisra’ĕl1, and that I am יהוה your Elohim and there is no one else. And my people shall never be put to shame. Footnote: 1See Isa. 24:23. (Joe 2:28) “And after this it shall be that I pour out my Spirit on all flesh. And your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men dream dreams, your young men see visions. (Joe 2:29) “And also on the male servants and on the female servants I shall pour out my Spirit in those days. (Joe 2:30) “And I shall give signs in the heavens and upon the earth: blood and fire and columns of smoke, (Joe 2:31) the sun is turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the coming of the great and awesome day of יהוה. (Joe 2:32) “And it shall be that everyone who calls on the Name of יהוה shall be delivered1. On Mount Tsiyon and in Yerushalayim there shall be an escape2 as יהוה has said, and among the survivors whom יהוה calls. Footnotes: 1Acts 2:21, Rom. 10:13. 2Isa. 4:2-3, Obad. v. 17, Rev. 14:1.

They will scatter us, be He will gather us and yes; they soon part His land in a divide Jerusalem “peace” deal! Get ready for earthquakes and the Great Lakes dividing our land USA!

(Joe 3:1) “For look, in those days and at that time, when I turn back the captivity of Yehuḏah and Yerushalayim, (Joe 3:2) then I shall gather all gentiles, and bring them down to the Valley of Yehoshaphat. And I shall enter into judgment with them there for my people, my inheritance Yisra’ĕl, whom they have scattered among the gentiles, and they have divided up my land. (Joe 3:3) “And they have cast lots for my people, and have given a young man for a whore, and sold a girl for wine, and drank it. (Joe 3:4) “And also, what are you to me, O Tsor and Tsiḏon, and all the coasts of Philistia? Are you repaying me? And if you are repaying me, I would swiftly and speedily return your reward on your own head. (Joe 3:5) “For you have taken my silver and my gold, and brought my treasures into your temples, (Joe 3:6) and the people of Yehuḏah and the people of Yerushalayim you have sold to the sons of Yawan, to remove them far from their borders. (Joe 3:7) “See, I am stirring them up out of the place to which you have sold them, and I shall return on your own head what you have done, (Joe 3:8) and shall sell your sons and your daughters into the hand of the people of Yehuḏah, and they shall sell them to the Sheḇaites, to a nation far off. For יהוה has spoken.” (Joe 3:9) Proclaim this among the gentiles, “Prepare for battle! Wake up the mighty men, let all the men of battle draw near, let them come up. (Joe 3:10) “Beat your ploughshares into swords and your pruning-hooks into spears let the weak say, ‘I am strong.’ ” (Joe 3:11) Hasten and come, all you gentiles, and gather together all around. O יהוה let your mighty men come down here. (Joe 3:12) “Let the gentiles be aroused, and come up to the Valley of Yehoshaphat. For there I shall sit to judge all the gentiles on every side. (Joe 3:13) “Put in the sickle, for the harvest has grown ripe. Come, go down, for the winepress is filled, the vats overflow, for their evil is great.” (Joe 3:14) Crowds (Multitudes), crowds in the valley of decision! For the day of יהוה is near in the valley of decision. (Joe 3:15) Sun and moon shall become dark, and stars shall withdraw their brightness. (Joe 3:16) And יהוה shall roar from Tsiyon, and give forth His voice from Yerushalayim. And the heavens and earth shall shake, but יהוה shall be a refuge for His people, and a stronghold for the children of Yisra’ĕl. (Joe 3:17) “Then you shall know that I am יהוה your Elohim, dwelling in Tsiyon, my set-apart mountain1. And Yerushalayim shall be set-apart, and foreigners shall not pass through her again. Footnote: 1See v. 21 and Isa. 24:23. (Joe 3:18) “And it shall be in that day that the mountains drip with new wine, and the hills flow with milk. And all the streams of Yehuḏah shall be flooded with water, and a fountain flow from the House of יהוה and water the wadi Shittim. (Joe 3:19) “Mitsrayim shall become a ruin, and Eḏom a ruin, a wilderness, because of violence done to the people of Yehuḏah, whose innocent blood they shed in their land. (Joe 3:20) “But Yehuḏah shall dwell forever and Yerushalayim to all generations. (Joe 3:21) “And I shall avenge their blood, which I have not avenged. And יהוה shall be dwelling in Tsiyon!”

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