Month 6:12, Week 2:4 (Revee/Shavu'ot), Year:Day 5940:160 AM|
2Exodus 1/40, 70/70 Firstborn Mourning
Gregorian Calendar: Saturday 6 September 2014
Turned Away by an Angel
Continued from Part 11
Mourning of the Firstborn
"A sinner will not accept criticism; he will find precedents to justify his choice" (Sirach/Ecclus. 32:17, NEB)
Today is the last day of the Mourning of the Firstborn for the death of the Jacob nature, the fallen Adamic, carnal flesh. Making teshuvah (repenting) for following the carnal nature is one thing, but putting it to death is no easy matter. It is painful and it results in permanent dislocation of one part of the soul as a memorial of its deadly nature, just as Yah'shua (Jesus) memorialised the penalty He paid for our sins by retaining the imprints of the nails in his hands and feet, and the spear wound in his side. For Jacob, renamed Israel for having overcome, it was a permanent limp, the result of a dislocation he suffered whilst wrestling with the Malakh Yahweh  (Angel of the LORD) who of course was Yah'shua (Jesus) Himself.
No Overcoming, Incomplete Teshuvah
We can only imagine how history would have been different if Jacob had not prevailed and overcome. Sadly, there are many believers - far too many of them - who choose not to wrestle with their sinful natures, do not prevail, and do not overcome because they will not struggle unto death - they will not make proper teshuvah because their repentance is not complete.
Consequences of Refusing to Repent
It seemed appropriate to share part of a prophetic dream my wife had some days ago in connection with the approaching festival of Sukkot (Tabernacles, Booths) and what happens to those who, because they will not repent, do not make it. This was not a pleasant experience for her, as it is not for me relating it, but we do absolutely have to know the consequences of a refusal on our part to come with Yahweh summonses us. You will understand, I hope, after I have shared this sober witness with you, why it is critically important to attend Yahweh's moedim (appointments) - and especially the three Pilgrim Feasts - according to the mitzvah (commandment) in Torah - why those who attend must come properly prepared - and why you must get the timing correct by following the correct biblical calendar. As the Parable of the Ten Virgins  teaches, those who don't turn up prepared or at all are not admitted to the Marriage of the Lamb, which is the Festival of Sukkot (Tabernacles).
The Prophetic Dream of the Sukkot Anointing
In the prophetic dream the qodeshim (set-apart ones, saints) had gathered the day before the start of the Sukkot (Tabernacles) Season (which lasts 8 days) but one talmid (disiciple) had refused to come. While he was absent a great anointing fell upon the celebrants. They were filled with a new simcha (joy) and shalom (peace). Moreover, they could not have foreknown what it was going to be like for after the anointing they received a completely new spiritual direction. All who came and were thus anointed were unable, because of the world situation, to return to what they had been doing before, and chose to remain, be discipled and prepared for their new calling.
The Wailing of Rejection
Whether the next day, or further into the Sukkot Season, or after, the man who had refused to come returned, expecting to be received. We looked on him with alarm because we knew, since he had not received the anointing, that he could not be admitted and we wondered how we would break the news to him. But we did not have to worry. As he tried to open the door and enter into the Mishkan (Temple), represented by Kadesh-biyqah (MLT/NCAY headquarters in Sweden), a malak (angel) blocked his way and he was physically unable to enter the building. Though he tried and tried again he could not get through the door which was blocked by the (to him) invisible malak (angel). Realising that he was locked up, he began to wail as the awful realisation came upon him that he had not only been excluded by Yahweh from the blessings of this end-time work but that also he would have to face the consequences of being unprotected in the world outside the Mishkan (Temple) of Yahweh, a world which by then was in anarchy, a world in which he knew he would die. It was, according to my wife, a most dreadful sight to behold, seeing a man rejected because he would not be obedient - he refused to make teshuvah (repent):
The Enormity of Rebellion
"There will be wailing and gnashing of teeth" (Matt.13:50, NKJV).
The enormity and seriousness of this revelation weighed heavily in both our hearts for several days afterwards, because it was so terrible seeing a soul denied access to the Kingdom, its blessings and protection because of stubborn pride and a refual to repent. It soberly reminded us that none of Yahweh's mitzvot (commandments) are ever to be taken lightly and that there are serious and often deadly consequences for rebellion against any part of Torah. It caused me personally to reflect back on some of the similar rebellions we had witnessed in the early days of this ministry and what has since happened to those souls who persisted in defying El Elyon, the Most High . Though in visions I was shown that a few of these early rebels would eventually repent and return return, most would not but chose to perish.
Overcome by the Blood of the Lamb
Will you make teshuvah (repent) at this critical time, when the justice of Heaven is being meeted out on the wicked, or will you partake of their judgment uncovered by the Blood of the Lamb?
Time is short.
"They overcame [the accuser of the brethren] by the blood of the Lamb and by the davar (word) of their testimony; they did not love their lives so much as to shrink from death" (Rev.12:11, NIV).
Continued in Part 13
 Jacob declared that He had wrestled with both a "man" and with Elohim (God) Himself, and had prevailed: "When Jacob was left alone; and a Man wrestled with him until the breaking of day. Now when He saw that He did not prevail against him, He touched the socket of his hip; and the socket of Jacob's hip was out of joint as He wrestled with him. And He said, 'Let Me go, for the day breaks.' But he said, 'I will not let You go unless You bless me!' So He said to him, 'What is your name?' And he said, 'Jacob.' And He said, 'Your name shall no longer be called Jacob, but Israel; for you have struggled with Elohim (God) and with men, and have prevailed.' Then Jacob asked, saying, 'Tell me Your name, I pray.' And He said, 'Why is it that you ask about My name?' And He blessed him there. And Jacob called the name of the place Peniel: 'For I have seen Elohim (God) face to face, and my life is preserved'" (Gen.32:24-30, NKJV). Whilst this is literally true in one sense (as it was the pre-incarnate Yah'shua/Jesus he had wrestled with), you also need to remember that when a Superior (Yahweh) commissioned an agent (Yah'shua/Jesus, the Malak of Yahweh's Presence) to act on His behalf, the agent was, in olden times, always regarded as the superior or person Himself. This is important to realise when identifying Elohim (God) and Their agents in Scripture
 See the account of the Ten Virgins in Matthew 25:1-13 and the Revelation on the Ten Virgins in the Olive Branch, Section 207
 The Third Rebellion, as it has come to be known amongst us, was an evil fruit of existentialism and saw the ministry decimated in Norway and its relocation to Sweden where it has since grown and changed beyond recognition. Worse, though, was what happened to the rebels over the years and their return to the world system and abandonment of Messiah. It has always been a sober object lesson to us in what never to do