Month 4:22, Week 3:7 (Shibi'i/Sukkot), Year:Day 5939:103 AM|
2Exodus 1/40, Omer Count Day 43/50
20/40 Fast of the Firstborn, 20/70 Firstborn Mourning
Gregorian Calendar: Friday 18 July 2014
The Golden Chalice
And Other End-Time Visions
Shabbat shalom kol beit Yisra'el and may the grace of our Master Yah'shua the Messiah (Jesus Christ) be with you all in ever increasing measure as the nations rapidly head for judgment. Shavu'ot (Weeks/'Pentecost') is in a week's time and a number of other prophetic countdowns are underway. Like no other time in recent history this is not a time to have your spiritual armour off and it is definitely not a time for laying back in any way. We are in the midst of the making of history and of the spectacular intervening hand of the Almighty at work.
I said there were multiple countdowns underway. This is the 43rd day of the Omer Count to Shavu'ot (Weeks) which is now only a week away. Have you been making spiritual preparations for it? Are you prepared to gather in order to meet with Yahweh to take or renew your covenants? Have you taken steps to make right what you have delayed doing? For now is most definitely the time. Today is also the 21st day of the 40-day fast of the Firstborn, the time during which Jacob's body was embalmed. It is also the 21st day of the 70-day period of mourning of the Firstborn, the time when Jacob was official mourned. For this is the time of dying to self so that Messiah might fully live within. Yet I see some of you, rather than dying, are still quibbling over fleshy things, some are amassing titles of self-honour, some continue to remain in rebellion against the Most High, some are still gambling that Yahweh will take care of everything while they themselves refuse to do anything. Legalism still stamps on the face of grace. Do you not understand the effect such behaviour has?
Vision of the Impacted Solar System
Five days ago (13 July) Yahweh showed me a vision of our solar system, or rather, a system resembling our solar system because I did not recognise any of the planets, and I saw them revolving around the central star or sun. It was speeded up so that an orbital year took place within a few seconds. And then suddenly each of the planets was impacted by an invisible force. Each impact caused ripples to emanate from the planet thus struck, like ripples of water after a stone has been thrown into a still pond, and as the ripples moved out, they impacted neighbouring planets which themselves violently reacted, causing their orbits to alter.
The Effect of Broken Communal Covenants
This was shown to me as a reminder of the impact of our behaviour on others who have taken the communal covenants of Shavu'ot (Weeks), for good and evil, for you will recall well the impact of Achan's theft of the consecrated treasures of Jericho on the nation as a whole when they went up to battle at Ai and were defeated (Josh.7). I do not think you have yet understood what a National Covenant is yet or you would be more careful in what you do and say. Invisible to the physical eye, all our actions impact one another because Yahweh is IN the Covenant of Shavu'ot (Weeks) as indeed He is in all qodesh (set-apart, holy) covenants.
The Experience of This Ministry
Our failure to abide our communal covenants in the late 1980's and early 1990's caused Yahweh to reject the first covenant He made with this work in 1987/8, and again in the 1990's when once more we failed to find echad (oneness) in emet (truth) and set-apartness (holiness). He left us to wander in the metaphorical wilderness for many, many years before calling us out again at the end of last year, which is why we have been called to die to self once again, so that we might be suitable vessels for the Sukkot (Tabernacles) Anointing that is coming.
The National Covenant of Messianic Israel
So I am sharing this vision as a warning not to be casual or indifferent to the invisible realities of this work, as our early members were, and which cost them dearly. We are being given another chance. So, please, remember that those who have entered the qodesh (holy, set-apart) covenant of Shavu'ot (Weeks) are not only regarded by Yahweh as individuals but also as a single community, and He blesses as well as judges us both as individuals and as a community. This is the reality of the National Covenant of Messianic Israel, but it cannot thrive unless there is a dying to independence and self-will. As one Christian writer so astutely noted, the opposite of love is not hate, but self. So there needs to be proper repentance amongst those who claim they are Israel but who in their hearts are not, because a judgment follows every Shavu'ot (Weeks), and that Day of Judgment is Yom haKippurim (Day of Atonements).
National Covenants: Governments are Failing to Repent
Have you understood what is really going on in the world at this time and how this relates to the cycle of the festivals? The whole world, and the nations within, is being tested to see if they are abiding their national covenants. The world is under judgment, and you see the terror that has been unleashed everywhere - in the Middle East, in Nigeria and Kenya, in the Ukraine, and no one is repenting. At Shavu'ot (Weeks), even though they may be ignorant of it, there is a demand by heaven that the nations return to their covenants and give proper freedom to their citizens within a context of righteous law, yet the governments are doing the very opposite. They too are coming under judgment. And as each nation descends into anarchy, so those nations impact their neighbours, and so the shock waves of lawlessness spread around the globe, in the manner Yahweh showed me in the vision of that solar system. But if governments will not repent, what then should the qodeshim (set-apart, holy ones, saints) be doing? Making preparations!
Preparedness - Time is Practically Out
I have spoken to you about spiritual preparedness, but what about temporal and physical preparedness? If your physical preparedness isn't well underway and heading for its completion within days or weeks, you need to know that soon it will be too late. You need to be prepared in other ways too as the government tries to demonise organic food by either claiming it harbours dangerous viruses or without offering any explanation shuts down organic farms as it already happening in the USA. Whatever you do, don't fall for the scare stories and make sure you are using non-GMO heirloom seeds for the propagation of your food. Make intelligent and spiritual choices as to what to grow and what to store and who to tell, if anyone. Just don't give the state the excuse they're look for to confiscate what you have. Be sure in any case to pray over your food with emunah (faith) for its purification. And be sure to store plenty of water or have a safe source at hand - the writing is already on the wall for California as the state dries up. There are almost certainly going to be massive shortages of everything and with economic collapse planned to coincide, this will leave those who have not prepped totally helpless and dependent on the government. Please also be sure to make provision for after the collapse is over so you have something to start afresh with. You're not going to want to be involved with the government 'help' programs after this is all over and you definitely do not want to go to the government begging for food and shelter.
Vision of the Golden Chalice & the Judgment of Babylon
I want you to see the inter-connectedness of everything that is going on as I share with you more visions Yahweh has given me over the past week. Three days ago (15 July) I woke up to a vision of a large golden chalice or intricately shaped cup. This vision has a double meaning. On the one hand it bespeaks the judgment of the Babylon as we read in the Tanakh (Old Testament):
The Golden Cup of the Whore of Babylon
"Flee from Babylon! Run for your lives! Do not be destroyed because of her sins. It is time for Yahweh's vengeance; He will pay her what she deserves. Babylon was a gold cup in Yahweh's hand; she made the whole earth drunk. The nations drank her wine; therefore they have now gone mad. Babylon will suddenly fall and be broken. Wail over her!" (Jer.51:6-8, NIV).
Also in the Messianic Scriptures (New Testament):
"Then the malak (angel) carried me away in the Ruach (Spirit) into a desert. There I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast that was covered with blasphemous names and had seven heads and ten horns. The woman was dressed in purple and scarlet, and was glittering with gold, precious stones and pearls. She held a golden cup in her hand, filled with abominable things and the filth of her adulteries. This title was written on her forehead: MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF PROSTITUTES, AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH. I saw that the woman was drunk with the blood of the qodeshim (saints), the blood of those who bore testimony to Yah'shua (Jesus)" (Rev.17:3-6, NIV).
Look at the land of Babylon - Iraq and Syria - and see what the Islamic Caliphate (ISIS) is doing. Its warriors are crazed with blood, slaughtering everyone, including their own. They are literally drunk with blood-lust. And this happened very suddenly, ISIS apparently appearing out of nowhere. And now, as I speak, there is the Israeli-Gaza/Hamas war and all the blood-letting there. But do not be decived by the labels. As the American CIA created Al-Qaida, so the Israelis created Hamas - the nations are all involved one way or another, some more than others, and they are all coming under judgment because of their blood-lust. If you have not read it, please read MISHPAT YAHWEH: Judgment Against the Nations now so that you understand what is happening
Believers as Vessels
You and I are vessels or cups - our beings contain either good or evil, Yahweh or Satan. What kind of vessel are you?
Vessels of Honour or Dishonour
"The solid foundation of Elohim (God) stands, having this seal: 'Yahweh knows those who are His,' and, 'Let everyone who names the name of Messiah depart from iniquity.' But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and silver, but also of wood and clay, some for honour and some for dishonour. Therefore if anyone cleanses himself from the latter, he will be a vessel for honour, sanctified and useful for the Master, prepared for every good work. Flee also youthful lusts; but pursue righteousness, emunah (faith), ahavah (love), shalom (peace) with those who call on Yahweh out of a pure heart. But avoid foolish and ignorant disputes, knowing that they generate strife. And a servant of Yahweh must not quarrel but be gentle to all, able to teach, patient, in humility correcting those who are in opposition, if Elohim (God) perhaps will grant them teshuvah (repentance), so that they may know the emet (truth), and that they may come to their senses and escape the snare of the devil, having been taken captive by him to do his will" (2 Tim.2:18-26, NKJV).
Are you a vessel or cup of honour or dishonour? Are you a vessel that Yahweh can use or are you using the vessel of your life for your own selfish ends? What are you pursuing? And is what you do evidence of that pursuit or is it just wishful thinking? Do you remember that your vessel exists not for the pursuit of selfish pleasure but to do the good will of your Master, Yah'shua the Messiah (Jesus Christ)? If you are truly consecrated to Yahweh by your Shavu'ot (Weeks) Covenant, are you His instrument, or are you using this sacred vessel - your body - as Belshazzar did when he used the captured sacred golden vessels from the Temple to glorify himself and the false gods which he worshipped?
Belshazzer Defiles the Gold and Silver Temple Cups
Let me remind you what happened.
The Writing on the Wall
"Belshazzar, when he tasted the wine, commanded that the vessels of gold and of silver that Nebuchadnezzar his father had taken out of the temple in Jerusalem be brought, that the king and his lords, his wives, and his concubines might drink from them. Then they brought in the golden vessels that had been taken out of the temple, the house of Elohim (God) in Jerusalem, and the king and his lords, his wives, and his concubines drank from them. hey drank wine and praised the gods of gold and silver, bronze, iron, wood, and stone" (Dan.5:1-4, NKJV)
The prophet Daniel then rebuked him saying:
A Latter-Day Darius is About to Rise
"'O king, the Most High Elohim (God) gave Nebuchadnezzar your father kingship and greatness and glory and majesty. And because of the greatness that he gave him, all peoples, nations, and languages trembled and feared before him. Whom he would, he killed, and whom he would, he kept alive; whom he would, he raised up, and whom he would, he humbled. But when his heart was lifted up and his spirit was hardened so that he dealt proudly, he was brought down from his kingly throne, and his glory was taken from him. He was driven from among the children of mankind, and his mind was made like that of a beast, and his dwelling was with the wild donkeys. He was fed grass like an ox, and his body was wet with the dew of heaven, until he knew that the Most High Elohim (God) rules the kingdom of mankind and sets over it whom he will. And you his son, Belshazzar, have not humbled your heart, though you knew all this, but you have lifted up yourself against the Master of heaven. And the vessels of his house have been brought in before you, and you and your lords, your wives, and your concubines have drunk wine from them. And you have praised the gods of silver and gold, of bronze, iron, wood, and stone, which do not see or hear or know, but the Elohim (God) in whose hand is your breath, and whose are all your ways, you have not honoured.'
"Then from his presence the hand was sent, and this writing was inscribed. And this is the writing that was inscribed: Mene, Mene, Tekel, and Parsin. This is the interpretation of the matter: Mene, Elohim (God) has numbered the days of your kingdom and brought it to an end; Tekel, you have been weighed in the balances and found wanting; Peres, your kingdom is divided and given to the Medes and Persians.
"Then Belshazzar gave the command, and Daniel was clothed with purple, a chain of gold was put around his neck, and a proclamation was made about him, that he should be the third ruler in the kingdom.
"That very night Belshazzar the Chaldean king was killed. And Darius the Mede received the kingdom, being about sixty-two years old" (Dan.5:18-30, NKJV)
Do you understand what is happening, and what is about to happen, in the world today? The current conglomerate of rulers are symbolically 'Balshazzar' and they stand under imminent judgment. How unlike the previous generation of 'Nebuchadnazzar'! They are drinking from the sacred vessels and are about to be judged to death, and they will be replaced by a new ruling conglomerate represented by Darius. The war you see worldwide will not diminish until this has been accomplished. Do you know who the latter-day 'Darius' is? He who has eyes, let him see, even if it is not to his liking. The fact that his name (which may be a title) means 'Lord' or 'Master' may give you a clue. Whoever he was, he replaced the Babylonian system with an entirely new one, the Persian, appoined 120 rulers over his empire with three presidents, of whom one was Daniel himself, and was their chief (Dan.6:2). This means that in the régime change that follows the fall of the current Illuminists, there will be a prominent one who is an authentic believer, rather like Joseph of Egypt, as the second most powerful man in the land. More could be said about this interesting ruler  and his No.2 but there are other matters I must bring to your attention today in the short amount of time I have left.
Vision of the Glass Wings
The writing is on the wall for the good and the evil and this leads me to a vision I am to share with you this morning. I saw one of the large white walls here in this house and it was bare. And then I saw a wing made with glass of intricate beauty that was upon the wall and was fastend to what looked like a glass disk. To its right was another mirror image glass wing, similarly fasted to a glass disk, the two wings of a bird, and they were separated by perhaps two or three feet. These two disks were, moreover, also one disk, so they were 'both/and' unnaturally separated from each other, like the nature of our relationship to Yahweh as individuals in the covenants of the spring festivals and as a single nation in the covenant of Shavu'ot (Weeks). As I looked at these extraordinarily beautiful transparent wings, the work of great craftsmanship, so they slowly started moving toward one another, and it was clear that very soon they would be joined at the disk and be echad (one). That was when the vision ended.
The Two Wings of Restoration
Brethren and sisters, as the world and its nations descend into the abyss of war and bloodshed, so the Body of Messiah is forming, and the two wings - Messianic and Eveangelical - are coming together as one in the Covenant that is this work, and is why we are called 'Messianic Evangelicals'. This is a perfect union of Torah (Law) and of Messiah, of Works and Grace, of Justice and Mercy, the right wing being Messiah and grace and the left being Torah (Law). The two wings have historically been shaped separately since the separation of Israel and Judah and their respective explusions, but are now coming together, so they also represent the spirits of Joseph-Ephraim and of Judah. But of whom do they consist?
Vision of the Brick Furnace
It was then a second vision was opened up to me and I saw a small brick furnace. The door was open and I could see that the fierce heat within it was now dissipated. And I heard a voice speak to me, the Davar Elohim (Word of God), and it said; "The furnace of Affliction and Tribulation". As I peered into the furnace, I saw a humble brown pot or vessel, and it was already glazed and shining. What is the meaning of this? Those who are of those glorious wings and the godly golden chalice are of themselves nothing very spectacular, just humble pots, shaped by the hand of the potter  and having had the lusts of the flesy nature burned out of them by the trials and tribulations of their separate lifes, so that they might be ready for union as the Bride. There is no pretentiousness or boastfulness in them, they are but humble vessels of clay, but together they are the Golden Chalice in Yah's Hand, the diametric opposite of that golden cup in the hand of the Whore of Babylon.
The Promise to the Faithful
I have much to say about this next week at Shavu'ot (Weeks) when we gather for our summer conference to renew our covenants and to seek a preparatory anointing for the Great Anointing yet to come at Sukkot (Weeks). In the meantime let us consider the promises made to those who are willing to be humbled by the fires of adversity and to occupy humble stations devoid of self-glory for the sake of all glory to Messiah and to Yahweh His Father!
"O people of Zion...you will weep no more. How gracious He will be when you cry for help! As soon as He hears, He will answer you. Although Yahweh gives you the bread of adversity and the water of affliction, your teachers will be hidden no more; with your own eyes you will see them. Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, 'This is the way; walk in it.' Then you will defile your idols overlaid with silver and your images covered with gold; you will throw them away like a menstrual cloth and say to them, 'Away with you!'
"He will also send you rain for the seed you sow in the ground, and the food that comes from the land will be rich and plentiful. In that day your cattle will graze in broad meadows. The oxen and donkeys that work the soil will eat fodder and mash, spread out with fork and shovel. In the day of great slaughter, when the towers fall, streams of water will flow on every high mountain and every lofty hill. The moon will shine like the sun, and the sunlight will be seven times brighter, like the light of seven full days, when Yahweh binds up the bruises of his people and heals the wounds He inflicted" (Isa.30:19-26, NIV).
We are being here promised a kind of Land of Beulah such as John Bunyan speaks of in his allegory, Pilgrim's Progress. This is a foretaste of Paradise before the hardest part of our journey, the crossing of the River of Death en route to Mount Zion and the Celestial City. Nevertheless, we must all first face the chaos that lies ahead in the immediate future as the world system as we knows it collapses economically, socially and materially. The important thing is, first, survival, and second, prospering during the chaos and also in the aftermath of collapse. But you have got to be earnest - deadly earnest - about this, and that first of all means believing because there are far too many believers still with their heads in the sand, refusing to believe that it can be any worse than it already is. I shudder when I think of the suffering and misery that they, and their families, are going to have to go through, not to mention those who actually die from starvation, exposure, radioactive and chemical poisoning, war, disease, or end up in government-controlled concentration camps, never to emerge again. You cannot play Russian Roulette - so I pray that you will get on your knees and repent - get right with Yahweh - and prepare in deadly earnest, both spiritually and physically, while there is yet some time. Read over the many articles and sermons that we have published over the past two or three years in which we give much counsel. If you do nothing, do not expect kind-hearted souls to show you charity because they, for the most part, won't be able to help you even if they wanted to. The signs are all around you - respond to them, be proactive. I do not know how many more warnings I will be issuing here but when I stop you'll know it has already happened and it will already be too late. So respond now, and fast. And may the Master Yah'shua (Jesus) guide you and sustain you. Amen.
 See Cyrus King Of Persia aka King Darius The Mede, Son of Ahasuerus
 "Shall what is formed say to him who formed it, 'He did not make me'? Can the pot say of the potter, 'He knows nothing'? (Isa.29:16, NIV). "Yet, O Yahweh, You are our Father. We are the clay, You are the potter; we are all the work of Your hand" (Isa.64:8, NIV). "But the pot he was shaping from the clay was marred in his hands; so the potter formed it into another pot, shaping it as seemed best to him. Then the word of Yahweh came to me: 'O house of Israel, can I not do with you as this potter does?' declares Yahweh. 'Like clay in the hand of the potter, so are you in My hand, O house of Israel'" (Jer.18:4-6, NIV). "Does not the potter have the right to make out of the same lump of clay some pottery for noble purposes and some for common use?" (Rom.9:21, NIV)