Month 10:1, Rosh Chodesh, Year 5935:259 AM|
Rosh Chodesh X (Maaser haChodesh)
Gregorian Calendar: Sunday 25 December 2011
Rosh Chodesh X
A Prophetic Word in the Valley of Decision
Chag sameach Rosh Chodesh kol beit Yisra'el! May the Father be given all glory in our deliberations, meditations and worship today as we honour Him especially and seek for His revelation for the month ahead. For those of you who still aren't sure what Yahweh's rules are for Rosh Chodesh, this day is like the Sabbath day only you are allowed to travel freely and cook.
"Multitudes, multitudes, in the valley of decision! For the day of Yahweh is near in the valley of decision" (Joel 3:14, RSV).
I have a very clear word for you all for the month ahead. The silent time is over, brethren and sisters, which I expect is more of a relief to me than it is to you but which nevertheless I hope will provide you with some assurance, hope, direction and keys for the immediate future. I can only share part of what Yahweh showed me in vivid detail this morning as much of it is for me personally and my family but let me at least give you the essential elements.
To begin with, the flood waters are arising and they are coming to every doorstep. If your foundations are good, and if you are built on Yah'shua the Messiah (Jesus Christ), are walking in His mitzvot (commandments) and are seeking for emet (truth) in your life, you have nothing to worry about. If you are walking in the Derech (Way) of the Besorah (Gospel) of Yah'shua the Messiah (Jesus Christ) then you should shortly expect a delivery of fish. And by fish I mean people, for every believer is called to be a "fisher of men" (Mt.4:19; Mk.1:17).
In my dream this morning I saw a huge flood whose waters practically came up to our doorstep. I feared flooding but there was none. Nevertheless in the basement were many workers who were gutting, cleaning and remoddeling. Huge containers of dark grey sludge lay outside from the cleaning operations, reminding me of the contents of the 'Slough of Despond' in John Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress. This I knew was uncleanness and sin being removed from my own life as well as being a picture of Yahweh's current operations on all serious talmidim (disciples). Previously I have dreamed of people using my home to run factory operations without my knowledge or consent and as a result not even paying rental. These were now gone. This whole operation was not under my control and so I did not investigate it further. I just knew that what was happening was tov (good).
A great deal was shown me of what is about to happen. I saw the sign outside the building - the ministry as well as my personal life - and it has changed into two. In addition to the main sign, which was a metal plate hanging on a horizontal pole projecting from the front wall of the house, that has always proclaimed our fivefold mission, was a second one immediately next it by the wall which I had never seen before, and on it was a picture of a large fish. It advertised that this was a place of refuge for fish (people).
As the flood waters rose, caused by ferocious storms far away from us, people began to arrive in large numbers and assembled in the house, in two large rooms where they took shelter and to whom we ministered. After the storm died down and the flood waters abated, so a great many of them disappeared without so much as announcing their departure - they left in the same way that they had come. Some remained, though a very small proportion of the whole, and these continued with us in the ministry. This is what we expect from scriptural tavnith (pattern):
There were a number of incidents that are worth repeating. Firstly, there was a man, whom I did not recognise, but whom I could see in some way represented the system - a state official. He was on a high place, well dressed, and looking down at me as one claiming toqef (authority) over others. He reminded me that the Government owned the fish. I can only assume that many, if not all, of those who left after the storm, accepted that lie by returning to government ownership which, of course, is absolutely false in terms of the One who created us and has prior claim over us. However, the state does have a kind of ownership over us if we give it the legal rights by acknowledging this false toqef (authority). And though Yahweh has delegated some authority to the state - the right to collect taxes, for example - He has absolutely not given the state paternal rights which He alone has. We are given the liberty to choose whether He is our Sovereign or whether little elohim (gods) with ambitions to be big Elohim (God) are to be. And in the very last days in particular, we know that mankind will face the utimate test and challenge as to whom it chooses to belong to. I will state categorically on behalf of myself - and I ask every true believer to do the same - that I totally reject state ownership over any part of my person. What, after all, is the state anyway? A group of unbelievers, many of whom are the devil's own talmidim (disciples) - admitting ownership by the state is therefore admitting ownership by these lovers of self and of darkness. And shame on anyone calling himself a 'Christian' or 'Messianic' who acknowledges any other Sovereign than Yahweh for that is the ultimate apostacy - it is receiving the Mark of the Beast on your forehead and hand.
"For many are called, but few are chosen"
We must therefore begin this month - and every Rosh Chodesh that follows - by renewing our Shavu'ot covenants, and declaring as men that Yahweh alone is our Sovereign Owner! Then our wives can be safely owned and protected too. We acknowledge our financial obligations to the state for the purpose of protecting us and providing certain services in the absence of Yahweh's Theocracy, but no more. My personhood - body and spirit - is mine to choose to give to whom I will, but I choose to freely return to Yahweh through His Son Yah'shua the Messiah (Jesus Christ) what is rightfully His, the One who died for me and paid for my transgressions against Him and who gives me my shalom (peace) and chayim (life). That is my choice. It's my choice today on this set-apart Day, Yahweh's own Day - Father's Day - and I pray it will be yours too. The rest of the world has already decided to whom they are giving themselves, and authority over their lives - to popes and Roman Emperors like Constantine, antichrists like Nimrod, pagan deities like Tammuz, and ultimately to Satan himself when they observe Satan's Day, the day running parallel with this one, whether it be Christmas or Hanukkah.
Let me remind everyone that we are commanded to assemble today to hear the prophets because it is Rosh Chodesh and we are not commanded to ever do anything else on this day unless it is Yom Teruah. Yahweh has organised His Calendar to make sure that it cannot coincide with any other day so that His people can give Him their undivided attention. And I guarantee that those making other observances today will not be hearing Him because they will be tuned to another wavelength altogether. This means that they will not have received their instructions for the coming month, one which I believe is going to be critical for everyone's life in the days ahead. Believers are going, alas, to learn the hard way the price to be paid for not doing things Yahweh's way. Obedience must be learned now, even as Yah'shua (Jesus) learned it, suffering, but without sinning:
Yahweh told me much more this morning which I cannot share though I will give a pointer for those who are tuned into the Ruach (Spirit) today, who are not indulging in pagan abominations in the name of Christianity or Judaism, and who respect Yahweh's moedim (appointments). This is the pointer for those to whom it is given to understand:
"He learned obedience by the things which He suffered. And [was] perfected..." (Heb.5:8-9a, NKJV).
Today's passage, "Multitudes, multitudes, in the valley of decision! For the day of Yahweh is near in the valley of decision" was given me five days ago for today. The word "multitudes" does not simply mean 'a large number of people' but is also used of armies (Judg.4:7; Dan.11:11-13) as well as whole peoples or nations (Ezek.32:12,16,18,20,22,26). The image that is being conveyed by the prophet Joel is of masses of people thronging onward, blindly, to their own destruction:
"A union between Ireland and Norway does not look hopefull, and its fruits few in spite of every possible advantage, yet it will be the courrier that collects an important key from France and brings it home".
The place where these people are gathered is called "the valley of decision", meaning, 'sharp, severe judgment'. It is also known as the "Valley of Jehoshaphat", meaning "the valley where Yah judges", or literally, 'cuts and decides', indicating the strictness of Elohim (God):
"Why do the nations rage, and the people plot a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against Yahweh and against His Anointed (King-Messiah)" (Ps.2:1-2, NKJV).
Many people think the Tribulation has begun or is about to begin, that 'Armageddon' is round the corner, and that Yah'shua (Jesus) is about to come back. I have repeatedly had to step in and say that this is not correct. We are a generation away from that. However, as everyone with their eyes open knows, the world appears to be heading toward the abyss with dictatorships springing up like weeds in the West, with the West behaving like a terrorist organisation and waging wars across the globe, with Syria and Iran being threatened following the destruction of Iraq, Libya and Egypt. And my guess is that the Edomite Zionist State in the Middle East will probably fall within the next two decades and be wiped out, which will upset not only the Jewish community but throw Evangelicals and Messianics into theological confusion because of their misidentification of prophetic markers in the Bible. The Apocalpyse is not about to begin, as I have said, even though it will come. Rather, there is to be a terrible judgment against the enemies of Yahweh, with defeat for the Úlites and the warmongering leaders of the West and elsewhere, that will give the people of Yahweh a breather before the real terror begins. This, indeed, will be the last opportunity for those who claim to be 'Christians' or 'Messianics' to get it right this time. If they don't, and don't do as they are commanded, it will be too late to them.
"I will also gather all nations, and bring them down to the Valley of Jehoshaphat; and I will enter into judgment with them there on account of My people, My heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations; they have also divided up My land" (Joel 3:2, NKJV).
You have a prophetic word about this today, and a warning to make your last moment preparations. Many will come because of the storm that is either about to come or that is already in the world but is about to escalate and reach a crescendo - a storm that will have repercussions for all of us. Now that the hype behind Elenin and Nibiru is behind us, we can focus on what really matters.
The good news, as I have said, is that those who love and trust Yahweh, obey the Torah and cling to the Son of Elohim (God), our Redeemer, are going to be fine. Stay where you are (unless Yahweh gives you clear personal directives to do otherwise), don't panic when you see the world about to be consumed by a conflagration of war, and keep praying, worshipping and trusting. We will be here for you if you need us.