Month 6:15, Week 2:7 (Shibi'i/Sukkot), Year:Day 5936:163 AM|
Gregorian Calendar: Saturday 1 September 2012
End Game & Psalm 22
Amazing Vision of the Heavenly Apples
Shabbat shalom kol beit Yisra'el! May the blessings of El Elyon, the Most High, be upon you as I bring three prophetic devarim (words) to and for this assembly and those who have been led to follow us.
I. Psalm 22
Dave Branon once asked his readers  which they thought was the most often quoted psalm in the B'rit Chadashah Scriptures (New Testament) and with few exceptions almost everyone thought it was Psalm 23. Only recently I made this psalm the focus of some deliverance counsel I was giving to someone receiving ministry from us, containing as it does some wonderful keys about how to deal with adversity with a spiritual mindset and how to rest on the promises of Yahweh. But, no, Psalm 23 is not the most often cited psalm in the Messianic Scriptures (New Testament) - it's the one before it, Psalm 22, which begins with that famous question:
These words of desperation not only poured out of David's mouth but were, as you know, repeated by Yah'shua (Jesus) on the cross (Mt.27:46; Mk.15:34) and have been repeated again and again by tens of thousands of Bible-reading believers who have felt their situation to be utterly hopeless and Yahweh to be far, far away. And I am sure that you, like me, have had occasion to find yourself in such a situation as would spontaneously cause you to cry out these words.
"My Elohim (God), My Elohim (God), why have You forsaken Me?" (Ps.22:1, NKJV)
There are millions today who still do, who like David are complaining:
Now we all know what Yahweh's response to David's adversity was. We know that he was delivered. And we all know what the Father's response to the mortal Messiah was. We know that He died and arose triumphant from the death that threatened to utterly swallow Him. And the millions of other talmidim (disciples) who over the centuries have made the same plea have likewise received deliverance in Yahweh's own way and in Yahweh's own timing that has made them stronger, more grateful and better equipped to be yet better talmidim (disciples).
"Why are You so far from helping Me, and from the words of My groaning? O My Elohim (God), I cry in the daytime, but You do not hear; and in the night season, and am not silent" (Ps.22:2, NKJV).
So if at any time you feel abandoned and if at any time you feel ignored, know that you are neither abandoned nor ignored. Your rational mind may conclude that, given the circumstances, the data does not compute with reality as you perceive it based on the limited information that you have. Your lev (heart) may be in blind panic and be causing your mind and soul to race around like a beheaded chicken. However, the consistent instruction of Scripture is that we do not, at the first level or at the foundations of the soul, live on the basis of the finite thoughts or the fickle emotions. We are to live by emunah (faith) in the Ruach (Spirit) which is not the same as the carnal mind and fallen lev (heart)!
For every plaintive cry that David expresses from his own finite, mortal soul, there is a spiritual response given him by the Ruach (Spirit) that reminds him of the character of Yahweh and what it is Yahweh promises to do to and for those who trust in Him. David clings to these promises and as a result is lifted out of his despondency:
So this is the Ruach's (Spirit's) answer to his earlier complaint. An interesting dialogue follows between David's own flesh and ruach (spirit), an answer being given to every complaint which he clings onto. Let's see what his next complaint is:
"But You are qodesh (holy, set-apart), enthroned in the praises of Israel. Our fathers trusted in You; they trusted, and You delivered them. They cried to You, and were delivered; they trusted in You, and were not ashamed" (Ps.22:3-5, NKJV).
In the first complaint, David declares his loneliness and sense of abandonment. In this one, he plainly sees that in his own strength he is nothing, and that people mock and hate him because he trusts in Yahweh. They literally "shoot out the lip", mockingly declaring that his emunah (faith) in Yahweh is in vain.
"But I am a worm, and no man; reproach of men, and despised of the people. All those who see Me ridicule Me; They shoot out the lip, they shake the head, saying, 'He trusted in Yahweh, let Him rescue Him; let Him deliver Him, since he delights in Him!'" (Ps.22:6-8, NKJV)
Many versions of the Bible, like the one I am citing to you today, emphasise that this is s messianic psalm - which it absolutely is - and so presuppose that this is a dialogue between Yah'shua (Jesus) and Yahweh by capitalising the all the H's in the "He's" and "Him's". And, yes, this verse is describing the mockery of those who nailed Yah'shua (Jesus) to the cross, who did not believe in Him, seeing Him impailed and apparently helpless, not knowing that He would arise from the death which the cross imposed on him. But this is also David describing his own 'impossible' situation, when on the run from he rebellious son Absalom who had sezied power in Jersualem and who defiled the part of his family he was forced to leave behind. This is a mortal monarch's own agony just as it would become the agony of the Heavenly Monarch, Yah'shua the Messiah (Jesus Christ).
So what is the Ruach's (Spirit's) response to David's second complaint of being mocked by those who concluded he was finished?
In the same breath that David acknowledges that Yahweh took care of him as a helpless baby and is going do now, he 'reminds' Him that trouble is near and that no one is there to help him! Yes, we are helpless, but few recongise it, relying, as they suppose, on their own strength and resoursefulness, trying to go it alone. Half of the battle is seeing the reality which is a scary thing if you have no emunah (faith), and those who fail to exercise it are quick to turn to others who are living the same illusion as they are! This is equally foolish but is the default response of the flesh that refuses to surrender to Yahweh! And so, as he finishes one sentence full of Ruach (Spirit) with the opening words of unbelief, so David goes into the next complaint - and this time it's a long one as he bewails his situation:
"But You are He who took Me out of the womb; You made Me trust while on My mother's breasts. I was cast upon You from birth. From My mother's womb You have been My Elohim (God). Be not far from Me, for trouble is near; for there is none to help" (Ps.22:9-11, NKJV).
Here David not only feels the pressure of being surrounded by all his enemies but also picks up what the Messiah would experience centuries down the road when He was surrounded by the entire demonic host of hell as He was impailed on the cross. He senses the desperation and apparent hopelessness of it all. This is one of the most astounding prophecies of Scripture showing not only that Yah'shua (Jesus) intimately identified with our own suffering in general but that He identifies with our own suffering now and in the future, giving us assurance that we are not alone. But more importantly than that, perhaps, is the fact that He conquered this leering, mocking army of darkness, so He who is IN us may do exactly the same under His empowerment! David continues:
"Many bulls have surrounded Me; strong bulls of Bashan have encircled Me. They gape at Me with their mouths, like a raging and roaring lion. I am poured out like mayim (water), and all My bones are out of joint; My lev (heart) is like wax; it has melted within Me. My strength is dried up like a potsherd, and My tongue clings to My jaws; You have brought Me to the dust of death. For dogs have surrounded Me; the congregation of the wicked has enclosed Me. They pierced My hands and My feet; I can count all My bones. They look and stare at Me. They divide My garments among them, and for My clothing they cast lots" (Ps.22:12-18, NKJV).
Aren't badly demonised people so often like wild beasts when they come up against men and women of Elohim (God)? They little know what they are doing because their own nature - the image of Elohim (God) - has been submerged by the satanic nature which has assumed control of, and has power over, their own souls, leading them to believe that it is they who have these dark thoughts and feelings when it is actually an alien presence! Only when they start realising that this evil behaviour is not them do they in turn cry out with despair to be delivered! And that is why we must pray for them - our own enemies - because they are children of the Father who have lost their way through wrong choices. This is why Elohim (God) never entirely abandons us, waiting for us to be exhausted by the demonic lifestyle and to be desperate enough to cry: 'No more!'
"But You, O Yahweh, do not be far from Me; O My Strength, hasten to help Me! Deliver Me from the sword, My precious life from the power of the dog. Save Me from the lion's mouth and from the horns of the wild oxen!" (Ps.22:19-21a, NKJV).
David is not, though, like the heathen, and whilst he is in despair, he does call out to Yahweh for salvation - for deliverance!
And immediately, because he has exercised this emunah in El Elyon, the Most High, the Ruach (Spirit) rushes back into him and he declares:
Now comes the answer, assurance and the declaration of his emunah (faith) which is far longer than his earlier complaints and with which he ends his moment of the blues:
"You have answered Me" (Ps.22:21b, NKJV).
The people to be born are Messianic Israel, since this work of atonement by Messiah is of an Israelite, for Israelites and by an Israelite, Yah'shua the Messiah (Jesus Christ). Yahweh is with those who are suffering for righteousness' sake and hears those who call upon Him even if it may seem that He does not. He has a care for the poor and promise that those who seek Him will be so filled with the Ruach (Spirit) as to spontaneously praise Him even whilst difficulties are round about them. He promises:
"I will declare Your name to My brethren; in the midst of the assembly I will praise You. You who fear Yahweh, praise Him! All you descendants of Jacob, glorify Him, and fear Him, all you offspring of Israel! For He has not despised nor abhorred the affliction of the afflicted; nor has He hidden His face from Him; but when He cried to Him, He heard. My praise shall be of You in the great assembly; I will pay My vows before those who fear Him. The poor shall eat and be satisfied; those who seek Him will praise Yahweh. Let your lev (heart) live forever! All the ends of the world shall remember and turn to Yahweh, and all the families of the nations shall worship before You. For the kingdom is Yahweh's, and He rules over the nations. All the prosperous of the earth shall eat and worship; all those who go down to the dust shall bow before Him, even he who cannot keep himself alive. A posterity shall serve Him. It will be recounted of Yahweh to the next generation, they will come and declare His righteousness to a people who will be born, that He has done this" (Ps.22:22-23:1, NKJV).
He does not leave us ignorant of His will if we truly want to know it. However, it does require some effort and sincerity on our part coupled with a willingness to obey once our ignorance of that will has been dispersed:
"Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know" (Jer.33:3, NKJV).
The silence we experience in prayer is sometimes because we are not desperate enough to know Him or His will because the spirit behind such casual or semi-casual searching is usually that of not willing to be obedient when we actually come know the emet (truth). Would you tell someone something they needed to know if they didn't really want to know it, of if you knew that they would do nothing about it?
"You will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your lev (heart). I will be found by you, says Yahweh..." (Jer.29:13-14a, NKJV).
Yesterday a woman got quite passionate with me in a dialogue about her support of Zionism and I knew that engaging her in a discussion was pointless because she did not want to know the facts. She had defined Zionism in that idealistic sort of way that she wanted to believe and was not willing to know the emet (truth) of what it really was. She had clearly invested so much of her lev (heart) into her belief and did not want to know if she was wrong. She didn't want to know why I believed what I did and behaved in the way of those who follow a false belief blindly, by making ad hominem (personal) attacks against me, accusing me of being a racist (amongst other things), which of course I am absolutely not. Nevertheless that is how people protect lies, a symptom that authentic talmidim (disciples) must become expert at identifying so that they are not dragged into futile and unspiritual controversy. We are to be open to whatever emet (truth) Yahweh wants to share with us through whatever instrument.
That is how Yahweh wants us, and David was a man of such a lev (heart). He genuinely wanted the emet (truth) and demonstrated that by his willingness to change direction in his life after making mistakes, large and small. He was teachable and correctible. Many are not. Those who are like David are described in Ezekiel as "lost" but "broken" - meaning they have passed the acid test of discipleship, namely, they possess a "a broken spirit, a broken and a contrite lev (heart)" (Ps 51:17, NKJV) - whereas those who do not are described in Ezekiel as being "fat and strong":
Self-reliance or over-confidence in our own abilities is rarely a good recipee for finding out the will of Yahweh. These people do not want to know the emet (truth) because they are protecting their own fantasy world built on lies. For their own good, and the good of others whom they influence, Yahweh brings them to judgment.
"I will seek what was lost and bring back what was driven away, bind up the broken and strengthen what was sick; but I will destroy the fat and the strong, and feed them in judgment" (Ezek.34:16, NKJV).
II. The State of the World & the End Game
With so much happening in the world right now I know that many of you are anxious for some guidance and encouragement. We'll start with the good news which is that the vision of the rainbow that I shared with you last sabbath was fulfilled for us as a family, Yahweh maintaining his covenant to enable us to raise our children in His admonition by being granted permission to educate them at home, the only family in this country currently allowed to for non-medical reasons. So we want to begin today by thanking Him for fulfilling His promise and by encouraging you to trust that he takes care of those who honour Him and take His Torah injunctions seriously. he keeps His Davar (Word)
The world crisis is accellerating at breakneck speed now as the élite desperately tries to implement its one world dictatorship. I pray that you have got everything in order in your homes or at the very least that you are now earnestly gettign things in order for your families. I counsel those of you who still live in cities to have dry run evacuations to wherever it isn in the country you are planning to go and to in particular petition Yahweh with that full lev (heart) that I was earlier speaking about. This is not some game. It's for real, particularly in America but also in Europe and elsewhere too.
It's obvious, as you follow the news, that the élite are trying to provoke a civil uprising by being as oppressive as they can get away with so that they can then justify martial law and assume complete control. They want plausible grounds for a coup d'état by claiming a need to 'restore order- - theirs, of course. Such revolt also gives them the pretext (lie though it is) to lump the large majority minority who believe in non-violent change (whom of course they are arming and directing to some extent) together with those who are in the minority on the extreme right and left who want to take up arms, and so suppress both. That is why in particular we as believers have to be very careful with whom we associate or be seen to be associated with and why at some point they may have to disengage from the political struggle altogether and rather leave all to the direct action of Yahweh Almighty. You can take it as given that some libertarian groups are thoroughly infiltrated by the enemy.
I want to particularly remind everyone that we are strongly counselled not to take up arms save, in the extreme situation, in the defence of our own families. We are not here to promote revolution nor to be inspired by secular examples of revolution in the past for we must also remember that the reason Yahweh is permitting this state of affairs is precisely because men, because of their sinning, have brought it upon themselves. We are not here to defend that. Our buisness, first and foremost, is to persuade people to repent and embrace Yah'shua (Jesus)! Since it is more than obvious that men are not going to do this, any struggle for political and social liberty must ultimately be in vain because even if you do theoretically overthrow the tyrant you replace it with a power structure peopled by those involved in the very kind of violence that Yahweh condemns. Nations or new governments founded in bloody uprisings do not usually fare well. So it's a Catch 22 situation. It therefore is of the greatest importance for believers to know when, and when not, to be engaged in political and social action with unbelievers. Where that dividing line between action and non-involvement lies, for each situation and in each country, is not for me to say. That is between each family head and his Elohim (God). I would counsel those who listen to and read me not to go and put their name to any organisation dealing with deceit or which is fomenting violence. Having nothing to do with such. In the heat of aroused passions it is not uncommon for otherwise level-headed people to get roller-coasted into doing things they would never otherwise do. And we are potentially entering into civil war situations which the élite are masters at both creating and exploiting. Don't get caught unnecessarily in their dragnet but make sure you are under Yahweh's covering in His power and totally in His will.
I have noticed that the UFO Sentinels are back in the sky here though they may well have been around all summer but were not visible owing to the fact it has been light at night here. For those of you not familiar with the problem, take a look at A Visitor By Night and Lucifer's Sentinels. One new thing I have learned about these devices is that they are manipulating our psyches - see my article, Unwelcome Neighbours by beaming sound and electromagnetic waves at us with a view to manipulating our behaviour. I had an experience only a few nights ago around midnight when I felt this energy violently impacting me that woke me up. It was the strangest experience, a bit like being 'booted up' because I felt these surges of energy going through me again and again affecting my level of conscious-awareness. It must have happened about 10 times before finally ceasing. The nearest I have experienced to this in the past was a time when a repentant satanist I was helping get out of a devil-worshipping cult was trying to probe my mind with her demonic powers and was shocked when she got rebuffed which I explained was due to the blood-covering of Messiah. She was shocked because she had never experienced this before as she possessed strong psychic powers and couild read people's minds with the greatest of ease. I remember feeling the violent impacts of her probings.
Now some of you may know that sound weapons have been in existence a long time now. We know that sound waves aimed at people at 4 Herz and below sends them to sleep and at 6 Herz above agitate them. Obviously the higher the frequency, the more oppressive and harmful. It's my belief that these sentinels are, amongst other things, being used in this capacity on a massive scale to manipulate citizenary and keep them docile during any élite actions, or perhaps even neutralise them if they are hostile. So I think I experienced something of that last Wednesday night which was unsuccessful because of the blood covering I own through emunah (faith, trusting) in Yah'shua the Messiah (Jesus Christ).
The Absolute Necessity of Divine Covering
I mention thuis today because we are absolutely going to have to have this covering to survive what is going to be thrown at us. We face not just the devilish works of fallen man with all his wealth and advanced technology but also the supernatural power of a determined spiritual enemy who seeks mankind's utter ruination and destruction because we are made in the very image of the Elohim (God) he loathes. The plans of the enemy are diabolical in the extreme - they mean, if they can, to rapidly kill millions of people in the months ahead. In America alone they plan to wipe out about 50 to 60 million people in the cities which is about the maximum that can be processed in FEMA detention camps. Though these camps will initially be used to ostensibly feed refugees from the cities during the deliberately provoked civil unrest there, their real purpose will soon become apparent. From the promise of being safe havens, they will soon be revealed to be worse than the Nazi death camps like Auschwitz and Ravensbrück and the Soviet and Red Chinese gulags which between them claimed around a hundred million lies last century over several decades. The modern versions of these are far more deadly, sophisticated and efficient. I had even heard about a secret operation called Operation Yard Farming in which the élite-controlled US Air Force plan to carpet bomb the five most anti-NWO states, namely, Texas, Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama and Georgia. One thing is for sure, this will only be prevented if Yahweh intervenes. In the meatime, the €uro could melt down within a month or shortly thereafter, especially if the German High Court declares EU bailouts to be illegal on 12 August. And when that happens, the US dollar will not be far behind.
Those of you who have been researching what's actually going on, bypassing the heavily controlled and NWO-owned media, will understandably be alarmed and perhaps even feel overwhelmed. Most will remain in denial about what is about to be unleashed but when it finally unfolds in all its ghastiliness, they will be unable to deny reality for much longer. The bubbles of their own self-protectionist illusions will pop. Then hearts will faint, unable to cope with it all, because they do not have the supporting strength of Messiah within them. It's actually already started as those who have been made homeless and who cannot put food on their tables (about one out of every five American families according to one statistic I have seen) already know. The assassinations and arrests of war veterans and opponents of the globalists are another sign of the accelerating march toward civil war and anarchy leading - if the enemy succeeds - to complete dictatorship.
III. Vision of the Apples
Today I have a vision I want to share with you that has occupied my mind for many days now and is of such profound implication and depth that I am not sure I will have time to explain it all. But I intend to make a start. In the midst of so much gloom, I hope it will be an encouragement to you. It is both personal and general for the whole Body of Messiah. I have shared it with several brethren in different ministries who have some experience with dream and vision interpretation and, with some minor variations, they have all basically come to the same conclusions as I have.
This is the open vision I saw on the 9th Day of the 6th Month (26 August 2012):
Trees in scripture represent people and trees full of fruit represent their fruitfulness that comes about as a result of their emunah (faith, trusting) in Yah'shua (Jesus) and their obedience to Torah. To understand more about this symbolism, please see the many articles on Yahweh's Garden. However, the fruits that are shed in this vision are not just those which have gradually formed and ripened over time because of the faithfulness of Yahweh's servants but the vast majority come directly from Heaven! Yahweh rewards us not only because of our emunah (faith) and obedience but also showers us with blessings unsought for and totally unmerited! Notice that these fruits far, far outnumber anything that we may individually produce so that only Yahweh can be given the credit, so that we have nothing to boast of because of our own works. So whilst Yahweh provides for us in ways that we have grown to understand and expect, He also provides for us in ways that we have not. That is part of the miracle of being in relationship with such a generous and bountiful Elohim (God). Yah'shua (Jesus) Himself reminds us why we never have to worry about His provision in all cicumstances, great and small:
I am standing in our orchard of apple trees (which are nearly ripe in real life) when suddenly thousands of apples descend out of heaven, along with those in the actual apple trees there themselves, covering the lawn with ripe apples. As far as I can tell they are in perfect condition and this all happens within about 2-3 seconds. It's so sudden it takes my breath away.
Pagan Symbolism of the Apple Tree
"Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?
"And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendour was dressed like one of these. If that is how Elohim (God) clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will He not much more clothe you — you of little faith? So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own" (Mt.6:25-34, NKJV).
The apple is a rather interesting fruit in biblical symbolism. It has nothing whatsover to do with the fruit of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil that Eve - and then Adam - ate causing the Fall. The Bible does not tell us what fruit it was and it certainly does not say that it was an apple . This is an occult-influenced Catholic superstition and probably the result of the core of an apple which is shaped like a five-pointed star (occult pentagram) when cross-sectioned. Gypsies call this the 'star of knowledge'. So, no, the apple has nothing to do with temptation and sin even if popular cultural myth would have you believe so. We must remember that the occult has its counterfeits, with its false Tree of Knowledge being the Greek goddess Hera's life-giving apple-tree in the Garden of the Hesperides, the equivalent of the Biblical Tree of Life but with inverted spiritual properties - instead of bringing death as Yahweh says, this counterfeit Tree of Life brought life and knowledge, like the Celtic goddess's life-giving apple trees in Avalon. Like the Gnostics, these pagans believed that what Eve did was good and that the serpent did mankind a service.
Magic apples conferring immortality and rebirth abound in the symbolism of pagan religion and are quite clearly a satanic inversion of the Tree of Knowledge which is combined and therefore confused with the Tree of Life. The Norse goddess Idun kept all the gods alive with her magic apples which is why the Norsemen buried apples with their dead. King Arthur was taken by the 'triple goddess' (Hecate) to Avalon, the 'apple-land' of eternal life. So there is a great deal of lore about apples that exalt Satan and his consort(s) that have even found their way into modern Western culture. The 'bobbing-for-apples' game at Halloween connects to the ancient Celtic ritual whereby apples consumed at Halloween could show a young person the dream image of his or her future spouse. So don't 'bob apples'!  Indeed, it was believed by these heathen that abortion could be procured by writing the palindromic charm sator arepo tenet opera rotas on an apple and eating it.
All associations of thw apple with the Tree of Knowledge are therefore demonic lies calculated to distort and obscure an important biblical symbol.
Here we must let the Bible interpret its own symbols and dismiss manmade traditions. Jacob, who became Israel, is described by Yahweh as "the apple of His eye" (Dt.32:10, NKJV) which is an Hebraic idiom meaning that He loved him very much and took care of him, an expression still used in the Middle East today.
The apple tree itself has a very special symbolic meaning indeed as we learn from the Song of Solomon:
Here the apple tree, like the fig tree, denotes protection. In the East, babies and little children (as also the sick and weary) are put under apple or fig trees to protect them from the sun, the shadow being considered cool and refreshing. The apple, then, is symbolic of ahavah (love), beauty, protection and tender care. Those who are beloved are, as we have seen, spoken of as the "apple of the eye":
"Who is this coming up from the wilderness, leaning upon her beloved? I awakened you under the apple tree. There your mother brought you forth; there she who bore you brought you forth" (Song 8:5, NKJV).
It is perhaps for this reason that the apple is the most coveted of all fruits in the Hebraic culture.
"Let not the apple of thine eye cease from shedding tears" (Lam.2:18, Aram.).
The shedding of apples in the vision is therefore a symbolic demonstration of Yahweh's ahavah (love) and tender care for His people. We are the metaphorical apples of His eye. He demonstrates this ahavah (love) practically in all sorts of ways, including the kind of deliverance that David sought in Psalm 22. His deliverance is not some small side-show, moreover, but is dramatic, especially when it seems as though the Enemy is about to overwhelm us by having our backs against a Red Sea as a murderous Pharoahonic army bears down on us or when we are surrounded by debased enemies as David was as a refugee, and as Yah'shua (Jesus) was on the cross. However, this deliverance only occurs if we stand our ground in emunah (faith) like the acorn waiting long enough to become a stately oak tree. Provided we do not flee but stand firm in emunah (faith) we will not only be delivered but the scale and speed of the delivery will verily take our breath away! Those of the firstborn can expect miracles of this nature to occur more often as the enemy steps up the scale and frequency of his attacks.
None of this deliverance is, of course, for our glory but for Yahweh's and to bear witness to, and spiritually strengthen, those who are being saved:
It is also for our assurance and comfort as the apple of His eye;
"So [as the result of Yahweh's intervention] shall they fear the name of Yahweh from the west, and His glory from the rising of the sun; when the enemy comes in like a flood, the Ruach (Spirit) of Yahweh will lift up a standard against him" (Isa.59:19, NKJV).
A Scripture which Yahweh gave me earlier in connection with my own trials at this time was reitterated by, and unbeknown to, one of the brethren whom I asked for interpretation of the apples vision:
"Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your Elohim (God). I will strengthen you, yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand" (Is.41:10, NKJV).
The abundance of the apples in the vision means that His own people will call upon Him and He will provide abundantly and in ways that we would not naturally expect. His salvation brings wholeness, healing and everything that works for our highest good. We too are supplied with our own manna and our own Red Sea crossings, even in the very end time when we are excluded from trade and commerce because we will not accept the devil's mark. He is more than able to provide.
"'Because he loves Me,' says Yahweh, 'I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges My Name....A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you. You will only observe with your eyes and see the punishment of the wicked. If you say, 'Yahweh is my refuge,' and you make the Most High your dwelling, no harm will overtake you, no disaster will come near your tent (family). For he will command his malakim (angels) concerning you to guard you in all your ways; they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone. You will tread on the lion and the cobra; you will trample the great lion and the serpent. He will call on me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honour him. With long life I will satisfy him and show him my salvation" (Ps.91:4,7-16).
We need to get used to provision in ways that are unfamiliar and unknown to the natural man as of now. The apples as symbols of His ahavah (love) are perfect because Yahweh is perfect, His Derech (Way) is perfect, His provision is perfect and His deliverance is perfect. Yahweh is in the business of making ways when there appears to be no way.
On another level, apples are seen also to refer to timely prophetic words spoken:
"Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning. Of His own will He brought us forth by the word of emet (truth), that we might be a kind of firstfruits of His creatures" (Jas.1:17-18, NKJV).
Thus the apples in the vision could also possibly refer to a flow of words spoken to people - words of ahavah (love). One of the brethren therefore made this commentary on the vision:
"Like golden apples in silver settings, so is a word spoken at the right time" (Prov.25:11, NKJV).
This is an important observation both for the Body as a whole when presented authentic devarim (words) from the prophets but also for families - here the wives and children arec required to receive the sonship messages from their husbands and fathers, even from the one who covers the tend underwhich they take refuge from the enemy's darts. Those who do not will not - and therefore cannot - mature spiritually. They remain stunted in their growth.
"...the term apple of the eye is used to describe someone precious and dear to God. If we could look into the pupil or "apple" of God's eye, we would see our reflection on a smaller scale. This to me speaks of sonship. So I believe that this flow of words is a release of messages of sonship. I believe that the trees in the orchard are people who when they receive the words and message of love and sonship, they mature in the Kingdom of God. It is a very awesome visio."
Another brother wrote to me:
Blessings come 'suddenly' in all sorts of ways from revelations and material increase to ourpourings of ahavah (love).
"Apples represent fruit, and trees represent men of different power or strengths depending on the size of the tree...The fact that they appeared to come down from heaven and it happened in 2-3 seconds (suddenly) would tell be that whatever the fruit represented in this dream it appears to be something good and from God, as God many times acts in suddenlies...They could also represent fruits of the Spirit as many times a fruit does represent this in dreams and visions."
We are so close to civil war, anarchy, financial collapse, starvation and all the evils that attend such things. We need to know our Protector more than probably at any other time. History is being made, life as we know it is being changed, and Yahweh's people are being taken to the next and penultimate phase of the End Time. Like I have said so many times before, this is not the start of the Great Tribulation or the Second Coming though I can see how it would appear to many to be so. That does not mean, though, that the enemy is going to be completely defeated and that life is going to go on as before. The old life is permanently ending. Yes, the enemy is doing to suffer a major setback to his plans but that does not mean that we can carry on as normal. There is going to be a substantial increase in suffering for most people, definitely a lowering of the standard of living, and a change in global politics. Right now there are spates of shootings going on in America designed to panic people into accepting government demands for total gun control, but they are nothing compared to what's coming. I beg you, if you have not got food, water, medical and other supplies in to do so NOW! Don't expect others to provide for you because they will barely be able to provide for their own, if even them. I know I won't be able to. People are literally going to starve here in the 'rich' West.
But this can be a glorious time for the people of Elohim (God) who trust and obey. However, you have to do your part. Repent, get right with Yahweh through Yah'shua the Messiah (Jesus Christ) and make sure you can survive the collapse as it gets underway. Once the banks close down, as they will, swallowing up all your savings, it will be too late to do anything!
May Yahweh show us all grace as we get things right. It's three weeks to Yom Teruah and to the autumn festivals the likes of which we will never have experienced before. May He look kindly upon you and your loved ones. Until next Shabbat! Amen.
 Dave Brannon, Forsaken? in Your Daily Bread (RBC Ministries, Camforth, Lancashire, England: Sep-Nov 2012), November 1.
 The Talmudic Jewish Passover Haggadah claims that the forbidden fruit was a fig. However, this tradition is almost certainly of pagan origin because the sycamore or wild fig tree (Greek sycos = fig) was viewed by the ancient Egyptians as the pagan version of the primal tree of life. According to the heathen Greeks Zeus (Satan) and Hera (or Europa) lay together under the sycamore tree, an event annually re-enacted at Knossos.
 I remember as a boy being revolted by this game whithout knowing why. The same invisible hand that watched over me as a youth also placed a disgust for Christmas, Easter, New Year's Day (1 January) and other Christianised pagan observances. Not until I became a believer and then a talmid (disciple) many years later did I understand why.
Comments from Readers
"In a moment.... Suddenly, the reward of your labor descends upon you. First comes the spiritual reward from the windows of heaven (revelation of his word, understanding and knowledge of God and His ways, then immediately comes the natural reward. For how can a man be trusted with money if he cannot be trusted with spiritual treasure? You have proven yourself trustworthy of both. This is so vast and so sudden that it is overwhelming what you witness God doing in your life" (BDI, USA, 12 September 2012)
"A friend of mine replied to the apple vision with this:
'The 'suddenly' you speak of reminds me of the 'suddenly' of Acts 2 when “Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting…” It reminds me of how God suddenly and unexpectly breaks into our lives and overwhelms us with his goodness.
'The apples that descended out of heaven speaks to me of God’s generousity toward us. You expected the apple trees to bear some natural fruit but God provided exceedingly and abundantly more fruit than what you could ask or think, pressed down, shaken together, and running over.
''It’s so sudden it takes my breath away' reminded me of Psalm 126: When [Yahweh] restored the fortunes of Zion,we were like those who dream. Then our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with shouts of joy. We are left speechless by His goodness. When His goodness passes before us, the deserts bloom; the lifeless staff of Aaron blossoms'" (PB, USA, 4 November 2012).