Month 7:17, Week 3:2 (Shleshi/Bikkurim), Year:Day 5939:194 AM|
SUKKOT 3/7, 2Exodus 1/40
Gregorian Calendar: Friday 10 October 2014
Prophecies on NCAY and London
Continued from Part 1
Shalom kol beit Yisrael. This is an unscheduled davar (word) which I am directed to share with you today. In the midst of our Sukkot (Tabernacles) celebrations events march on in the world around us with the Ebola panic and the worsening situation in Syria and Iraq being on everyone's mind.
Two Prophetic Words
Four days ago, on 6 October, around 10 am, I received two devarim (words) from Yahweh which I did not understand until this morning, and it is on this third day of Sukkot (Tabernacles), which corresponds to the third day of the earlier spring festivals, and specifically Yom haBikkurim (Day of Firstfruits), that I am directed to share it with you.
For Mishpachah Lev-Tsiyon and NCAY
Though both of these devarim (words) were for myself and my family, they are also by extension, to those who are of this b'rit (covenant), and those who are choosing to ally themselves to it. So whether you are baptised, confirmed or just catechumens (investigators), this davar (word) is for you also. Let he who has ears, hear, and understand the Davar Elohim (Word of God) to the congregations and covenant members of NCAY:
Building the Spiritual Temple
The first is the third chapter of the second book of Chronicles which reads as follows:
Three Key Messages
"Now Solomon began to build the house of Yahweh at Jerusalem on Mount Moriah, where Yahweh had appeared to his father David, at the place that David had prepared on the threshing floor of Ornan the Jebusite. And he began to build on the second day of the second month in the fourth year of his reign.
"This is the foundation which Solomon laid for building the house of Elohim (God): The length was sixty cubits (by cubits according to the former measure) and the width twenty cubits. And the vestibule that was in front of the sanctuary was twenty cubits long across the width of the house, and the height was one hundred and twenty. He overlaid the inside with pure gold. The larger room he paneled with cypress which he overlaid with fine gold, and he carved palm trees and chainwork on it. And he decorated the house with precious stones for beauty, and the gold was gold from Parvaim. He also overlaid the house -- the beams and doorposts, its walls and doors -- with gold; and he carved cherubim on the walls.
"And he made the Most Holy Place. Its length was according to the width of the house, twenty cubits, and its width twenty cubits. He overlaid it with six hundred talents of fine gold. The weight of the nails was fifty shekels of gold; and he overlaid the upper area with gold. In the Most Holy Place he made two cherubim, fashioned by carving, and overlaid them with gold. The wings of the cherubim were twenty cubits in overall length: one wing of the one cherub was five cubits, touching the wall of the room, and the other wing was five cubits, touching the wing of the other cherub; one wing of the other cherub was five cubits, touching the wall of the room, and the other wing also was five cubits, touching the wing of the other cherub. The wings of these cherubim spanned twenty cubits overall. They stood on their feet, and they faced inward. And he made the veil of blue, purple, crimson, and fine linen, and wove cherubim into it.
"Also he made in front of the temple two pillars thirty-five cubits high, and the capital that was on the top of each of them was five cubits. He made wreaths of chainwork, as in the inner sanctuary, and put them on top of the pillars; and he made one hundred pomegranates, and put them on the wreaths of chainwork. Then he set up the pillars before the temple, one on the right hand and the other on the left; he called the name of the one on the right hand Jachin, and the name of the one on the left Boaz" (2 Chron 3, NKJV).
It is not my purpose to analyse this chapter as it pertains to this work today but to simply present it to you, to invite you to read before and after this chapter too, and to point out some salient facts. Firstly, to make a special note of the second day of the second month, which will be 19 May 2015 and to further note that this was the second day of the Jericho march. Secondly, to remember that in the B'rit Chadashah (New Covenant) we are building not a physical building in one location, Jerusalem, but a spiritual house wherever the qodeshim (saints, set-apart ones) may be. Thirdly, to recognise that Yahweh is the builder of the house, and not ourselves. Nevertheless, we are to order our lives in such a way that we are to walk after the divine tavnith or pattern. I am sure over the weeks that lie ahead we will have much to discuss about as pertaining to this passage of Scripture.
Finally, may I remind you of the verses immediately before this chapter, to which my attention was also drawn, that Solomon drew upon corvée or forced labour with which to build the temple from amongst the 153,000 aliens or non-covenant people living in the land - 70,000 load-bearers, 80,000 quarrying and 3,000 supervisors. More about that in a minute.
The Second Prophetic Word: London
The second Davar Elohim (Word of God) pertains specifically to the City of London at this time but more generally wherever we may be, and is the first and second chapters of the book of Joshua which the first reads as follows:
Obedience Torah Essential to Survival
"After the death of Moses the servant of Yahweh, it came to pass that Yahweh spoke to Joshua the son of Nun, Moses' assistant, saying: 'Moses My servant is dead. Now therefore, arise, go over this Jordan, you and all this people, to the land which I am giving to them -- the children of Israel. Every place that the sole of your foot will tread upon I have given you, as I said to Moses. From the wilderness and this Lebanon as far as the great river, the River Euphrates, all the land of the Hittites, and to the Great Sea (Mediterranean) toward the going down of the sun, shall be your territory. No man shall be able to stand before you all the days of your life; as I was with Moses, so I will be with you. I will not leave you nor forsake you. Be strong and of good courage, for to this people you shall divide as an inheritance the land which I swore to their fathers to give them. Only be strong and very courageous, that you may observe to do according to all the Torah (Law) which Moses My servant commanded you; do not turn from it to the right hand or to the left, that you may prosper wherever you go. This Book of the Torah (Law) shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success. Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for Yahweh your Elohim (God) is with you wherever you go.'
"Then Joshua commanded the officers of the people, saying, 'Pass through the camp and command the people, saying, 'Prepare provisions for yourselves, for within three days you will cross over this Jordan, to go in to possess the land which Yahweh your Elohim (God) is giving you to possess'.'
"And to the Reubenites (France today), the Gadites, and half the tribe of Manasseh (Germany/Austria today) Joshua spoke, saying, 'Remember the davar (word) which Moses the servant of Yahweh commanded you, saying, 'Yahweh your Elohim (God) is giving you rest and is giving you this land. Your wives, your little ones, and your livestock shall remain in the land which Moses gave you on this side of the Jordan. But you shall pass before your brethren armed, all your mighty men of valour, and help them, until Yahweh has given your brethren rest, as He gave you, and they also have taken possession of the land which Yahweh your Elohim (God) is giving them. Then you shall return to the land of your possession and enjoy it, which Moses Yahweh's servant gave you on this side of the Jordan toward the sunrise.'
"And they answered Joshua, saying, 'All that you command us we will do, and wherever you send us we will go. Just as we heeded Moses in all things, so we will heed you. Only Yahweh your Elohim (God) be with you, as He was with Moses. Whoever rebels against your command and does not heed your words, in all that you command him, shall be put to death. Only be strong and of good courage'" (Josh 1, NKJV).
We are herein reminded of the absolute necessity of remaining - or repenting and finally becoming obedient to - all of B'rit Chadashah Torah or New Covenant Law. Total compliance, as a fruit of our enunah (faith) in Yah'shua (Jesus) is required if we are to prosper and be delivered in whyatever crisis may come to our doors. All must walk faithfully in their assignment received of Yahweh, acting in concert as one Sukkot Bride, as echad. Three tribes, which are already 'in the land', are reminded of their obligation to assist the other tribes in the establishment of their own territory. This means assisting those others who come to us in the months ahead to become established in their areas.
The Rahab Story
Now we shall remind ourselves of the second chapter's contents:
Covenanting With Non-Covenant People Who Assist Us
"Now Joshua (Yah'shua) the son of Nun (Fish) sent out two men from Acacia Grove to spy secretly, saying, 'Go, view the land, especially Jericho.' So they went, and came to the house of a harlot named Rahab, and lodged there. And it was told the king of Jericho, saying, 'Behold, men have come here tonight from the children of Israel to search out the country.' So the king of Jericho sent to Rahab, saying, 'Bring out the men who have come to you, who have entered your house, for they have come to search out all the country.' Then the woman took the two men and hid them. So she said, 'Yes, the men came to me, but I did not know where they were from. And it happened as the gate was being shut, when it was dark, that the men went out. Where the men went I do not know; pursue them quickly, for you may overtake them.' (But she had brought them up to the roof and hidden them with the stalks of flax, which she had laid in order on the roof.) Then the men pursued them by the road to the Jordan, to the fords. And as soon as those who pursued them had gone out, they shut the gate.
"Now before they lay down, she came up to them on the roof, and said to the men: 'I know that Yahweh has given you the land, that the terror of you has fallen on us, and that all the inhabitants of the land are fainthearted because of you. For we have heard how Yahweh dried up the mayim (water) of Yam Suf See of Reeds/Red Sea) for you when you came out of Egypt, and what you did to the two kings of the Amorites who were on the other side of the Jordan, Sihon and Og, whom you utterly destroyed. And as soon as we heard these things, our hearts melted; neither did there remain any more courage in anyone because of you, for Yahweh your Elohim (God), He is Elohim (God) in heaven above and on earth beneath. Now therefore, I beg you, swear to me by Yahweh, since I have shown you kindness, that you also will show kindness to my father's house, and give me a true token, and spare my father, my mother, my brothers, my sisters, and all that they have, and deliver our lives from death.' So the men answered her, 'Our lives for yours, if none of you tell this business of ours. And it shall be, when Yahweh has given us the land, that we will deal kindly and truly (faithfully) with you.'
"Then she let them down by a rope through the window, for her house was on the city wall; she dwelt on the wall. And she said to them, 'Get to the mountain, lest the pursuers meet you. Hide there three days, until the pursuers have returned. Afterward you may go your way.' So the men said to her: 'We will be blameless of this oath of yours which you have made us swear, unless, when we come into the land, you bind this line of scarlet cord in the window through which you let us down, and unless you bring your father, your mother, your brothers, and all your father's household to your own home. So it shall be that whoever goes outside the doors of your house into the street, his blood shall be on his own head, and we will be guiltless. And whoever is with you in the house, his blood shall be on our head if a hand is laid on him. And if you tell this business of ours, then we will be free from your oath which you made us swear.' Then she said, 'According to your words, so be it.' And she sent them away, and they departed. And she bound the scarlet cord in the window.
"They departed and went to the mountain, and stayed there three days until the pursuers returned. The pursuers sought them all along the way, but did not find them. So the two men returned, descended from the mountain, and crossed over; and they came to Joshua the son of Nun, and told him all that had befallen them. And they said to Joshua, 'Truly Yahweh has delivered all the land into our hands, for indeed all the inhabitants of the country are fainthearted because of us'" (Josh 2, NKJV).
Once again the details we can discuss another time but for now I am directed to make you aware of the fact that there will be Rahab's coming to us, who are spiritual 'prostitutes'  but who will be willing to assist us if we covenant with them to spare their lives in the troubles that will have escalated to the point where very large numbers of people will perish. We are - as directed by the Ruach (Spirit) and provided certain criteria are met  - to offer such people protection from the tribulation and death that will be all around, as the nations are brought to judgment for their sins, as Jericho was, in return for their protection as we metaphorically 'spy out the land' in our own situation. I was in much prayer about this this morning and this Yahweh laid most emphatically aupon my heart.
Vision of the Box of Sea
Finally, I wish to share with you one other thing that Yahweh shared with me this morning before we continue with our Creation Gospel seminar. I understood very clearly, when I awoke at 6.30 am this morning, and as I am sure you will be the first to agree with me, that we are far from completing our teshuvah (repentance). There are many things yet left undone which will be our undoing if we do not squarely deal with them now, even at this time of joyful celebration at Sukkot (Tabernacles). As I, myself, was confronted with my own sins as yet undealt with because I had been blinded to them, he opened up a vision to me of what I can only describe as a casket or box with a lid which was of equal thickness to the lower section it was covering. As the lid opened up, so I saw that both parts - the lid and the bottom - were filled with mayim (waters), and the mayim (waters) were like the sea, and extended toward me, and beyond me, and to my left and to my right, and I could see the waves on the surface of the mayim (waters) which were being invisibly stirred. And He said to me that these were the mayim (waters) in which we were to immerse ourselves, even unto death in teshuvah (repentance), so that all impediments to a full endowment of the Ruach (Spirit) might be washed away upon our choosing to immerse ourselves.
These are not like any time this generation has experienced, especially in the West. Preparedness is every sphere - material as well as spiritual - is of the utmost importance. Covenant obedience to New Covenant Torah will be a matter of life or death when death and mahem surround us in what were preciously cosey hamlets, villages, towns and cities. Keep your eyes on London, and if you are a Londoner, keep your eyes on Yah'shua (Jesus) and be sure to move yourself, your family and your friends when you get the witness. We are called to behave with honour, ahavah (love), compassion and strictness - this will be a time to keep cool and keep connected to Yahweh. Obedeience to his every instruction, executed exactly on time and in the right place, will be essential to qualify for the overcoming remnant. This has been a sobering revelation, more is coming. Amen.
Continued in Part 3
 There is also a tradition that Rahab was an inn-keeper, not a prostitute
 Great care must be taken not to enter covenants with those who deceive in order to save their lives, as Joshua did with the Gibeonites who pretended not to be Canaanites (Josh.9:3-26