Month 12:22, Week 3:7 (Shibi'i/Sukkot), Year:Day 5939:340 AM|
2Exodus 1/40, Messianic Countdown 72/37
Gregorian Calendar Thursday 5 March 2015
Clean and Unclean III
Preparing to Board the the Ark!
Continued from Part 2
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Shabbat shalom kol beit Yisra'el - may His grace always attend us, may His Light shine brightly on the Derech (Way) we are walking on, may His power cleanse us of all ungodliness, may His assurance radically deepen our emunah (faith) and may the urgency of the hour awaken the last of the sleepers in the Remnant and galvanise them into action. And if you have been leaving things to the proverbial 'last moment', please understand that that 'last moment' is now here. If you have been procrastinating or delaying, perhaps because you are seeking for a sign that all of this is not the fancy of man but actually a Davar Elohim (Word of God), I pray that Yahweh will give you what is needed to strengthen your emunah (faith) before what is soon to erupt will deny you any posible chance of doing what you ought to have already done and what you ought to be doing now.
The Flood Began in the Second Month
I pray that the Ruach (Spirit) may rest on me today as last week because my message is once again a sober one. I have been doing a lot of prayerful meditating on what I believe to be an important revelation for the coming year ahead. This last week, for me, has been one more of digestion and gradual realisation of the activity of Yahweh-Elohim rather than any sudden revelation in a vision or direct prophetic word. And it began when Brother Gabriel Ljungstrand of the Sweden Mission pointed out to me that the Flood of Noah began on the 17th day of the second month, which this year - and on the cycle we have been commanded to follow - is on the fourth day of the Late Passover Season, and specifically on the third day of Chag haMatzah (Feast of Unleavened Bread) (5 May). That was the day that Noah and his family were ordered aboard the ark, when Yahweh shut the door supernaturally behind them, and the seven days of violent and persistent raining and flooding began.
Pre- and Post-Flood Calendars
Before you go looking into any prophetic significance into the third day of Chag haMatazah (Unleavened Bread) I need to point out to you that the calendar in those days was slightly different - months were of exactly 30 whole days in length and the solar year was 360 days. There were twelve months in every year and therefore no leap years with an extra 13th month. The science behind this I have talked about previously and so I won't go into that today. Since the Creation Calendar was correctly observed by Noah, the exact day he and his family 'launched the ark', as it were, would have been within a day or two of the 3rd day of the Chag. In other words, it would have fallen within the Late Pesach (Passover) season that we have been commanded to observe this year, as Hezekiah was commanded too.
Critically Important Prophetic Happenings
There is a huge temptation, on account of the flesh, to 'see' prophetic things into events which aren't there so we must tread with caution. Believers, sadly, do it all the time. My purpose today is not so much to give you a detailed prophetic map, which I don't yet have but which is being unfolding as and when we need it (step-by-step as I mentioned last time), but to convince you that we most definitely are in a critical prophetic cycle, that things can and must be done urgently, and that the current prophetic cycle is a repetition of general and specific cycles. You will see an emerging divine tavnith (pattern) that will leave you in no doubt as to what Yahweh is doing in our time and on this particular year. You will see the link between Aviv 1 and the Dedication of the Spiritual Temple of Messianic Israel, the countdown, the importance of the Second Month and the Late Pesach (Passover), how Sukkot (Tabernacles) is an important prophetic hinge, and why next year's Pesach (Passover) and the Second Month next year are also important. Indeed, even after all of this has played out, you will have a deeper perception of the importance of the festivals as prophetic markers in general and will understand the importance of each month (and therefore each Rosh Chodesh or New Moon) based on your understanding of the importance of the Second Month. Indeed, you will, I pray, see the importance of sacred time-keeping for the well-being of the soul spiritually, mentally, emotionally and physically in this dark world we live in. You will see how everything beautifully interconnects but first you must be willing to let go of old, limited perceptions and let Yahweh personally do the reforming.
All Eyes on the Great Flood
While most of the evangelical and messianic world is focussed on the mythical 'rapture', on the Second Coming of Yah'shua (Jesus), the rebuilding of the useless and uncommanded Talmudic temple in Jerusalem (that will serve the ends of Antichrist forces), the coming of the Antichrist and such things, the Remnant is looking at the GREAT FLOOD OF NOAH.
Multiple Concurrent Judgments Happening Now
The Flood was, of course, a great global baptism and cleansing. It was a terrible cataclysm for, and judgment of, the human race for its apostacy. We know, because Yahweh has told us in no uncertain terms, that a judgment of the world is imminent and that it is about to be executed in power, that it is not the Final Judgment (even though carnal believers, locked into false prophetic markers concerning Israel, are trumpeting it as such), that judgment begins with us (that began months ago with us as individuals) - first, as the Remnant (which is what Aviv 1 this year is for), then Believers in general (beginning with Messianics, then evangelicals and then the rest - though there is a certain amount of concurrency or overlap), and finally unbelievers.
A Multitude of Woes Being Unleashed
As we have discussed many times over the last year, and indeed before that, the judgment is going to consists of a multitude of different woes - a veritable kaleidoscope of devilry as the Enemy is permitted to to his part - that will include war, terrorism, faminine, epidemics, radioactive contamination and dead oceans, government oppression, earthquakes, sinkholes, destructive meteorite showers, violent solar flares, HAARP, tsunamis, UFO/nephilim interference, the Nibiru fly-by, and so forth. That is why for the last few years I have been urging you to store up food and other essentials for at least a whole year (two more than likely) and to find out from Yahweh where you are to be and to make sure you are there when you need to be, with your families. In a moment you'll understand why more so than before. The 'Great Train', the 'ark' of the Remnant, is ready to leave the station for its journey over the next couple of years, and if you're not on board mentally, spiritually and practically, great woe and calamity awaits you.
The Remnant Must Understand the Sequence of Events
There is a sequence of events that is about to unfold that the Remnant must understand. I speak not of what is happening in the world, which by demonic design is choas and unfathomable in its totality at present - incomprehensible, save in the general sense to all but Elohim (God) and the demonic powers that are orchestrating it (we try to keep you abreast of the main developments in my accout at Facebook and in other groups) - what I speak of is the sequence of events that is germaine to those on the metaphorical 'Ark'. We need to know, step-by-step - at least in very general terms at this stage - what to expect. It is important to remember, and to keep on reminding ourselves and others, that this is not the 'Great Tribulation' but a foreshadowing of it, the penultimate 'Tribulation' for the qodeshim (saints, set-apart ones) and for the world.
A Dress Rehearsal of the Final Great Tribulation
It's a dress rehearsal, and in spite of attempts by the false pop 'prophets' to identify Obama as the final 'Antichrist', using the powers of their own carnal intelligence - and as they did with Gorbatchov some years ago - he is not. He is one of many 'antichrists' running rampant in the USA and the world at present. And while he is carrying out great moral, spiritual and physical destruction, he (like Cameron, Merckel, Netanyahu and all the other cronies or the New World Order) is but a minion - a puppet - of greater masters who are themselves in the dark about so many things going on around them. So don't be deceived and don't be panicked. Stay in the 'Ark' and everything will be made clear step-by-step.
Last Chance to Get On Board
As I said, I will not be speculating on what I do not know, and neither should you. Yahweh will give us the details nearer each event. Our business is to get on board and to stay on board. Once the 'flood' starts you won't, in any case, in in any doubt any longer. Yahweh is stretching your emunah (faith), probably as never before - or is about to - and will continue to do so. Some quit long ago, some are quitting now even as I speak and - tragically - many will quite literally hours before the 'big event'. So may I, most urgently, plead with you to take deeply to heart the words of the apostle Paul to the Thessalonians when he said:
"Concerning the coming of our Master Yah'shua the Messiah (Jesus Christ) and our being gathered to Him, we ask you, brothers, not to become easily unsettled or alarmed by some prophecy, report or letter supposed to have come from us, saying that the day of the Master has already come. Don't let anyone deceive you in any way, for that day will not come until the rebellion occurs and the man of Torahlessness (lawlessness) is revealed, the man doomed to destruction. He will oppose and will exalt himself over everything that is called Elohim (God) or is worshiped, so that he sets himself up in Elohim's (God's) temple, proclaiming himself to be Elohim (God).
"Don't you remember that when I was with you I used to tell you these things? And now you know what is holding him back, so that he may be revealed at the proper time. For the secret power of Torahlessness (lawlessness) is already at work; but the one who now holds it back will continue to do so till he is taken out of the way. And then the Torahless (lawless) one will be revealed, whom the Master Yah'shua (Jesus) will overthrow with the ruach (breath) of his mouth and destroy by the splendour of His coming. The coming of the Torahless (lawless) one will be in accordance with the work of Satan displayed in all kinds of counterfeit miracles, signs and wonders, and in every sort of evil that deceives those who are perishing. They perish because they refused to love the emet (truth) and so be saved. For this reason Elohim (God) sends them a powerful delusion so that they will believe the lie and so that all will be condemned who have not believed the emet (truth) but have delighted in wickedness.
"But we ought always to thank Elohim (God) for you, brothers loved by the Master, because from the beginning Elohim (God) chose you to be saved through the sanctifying work of the Ruach (Spirit) and through emunah (belief, faith) in the emet (truth). He called you to this through our besorah (gospel), that you might share in the glory of our Master Yah'shua the Messiah (Jesus Christ). So then, brothers, stand firm and hold to the teachings we passed on to you, whether by word of mouth or by letter.
"May our Master Yah'shua the Messiah (Jesus Christ) Himself and Elohim (God) our Father, who loved us and by his grace gave us eternal encouragement and good tikveh (hope), encourage your hearts and strengthen you in every good deed and word" (2 Thess 2, NIV).
Preparing for the 'Flood' and After
We are, you must also remember, not only being prepared for the 'flood' but for its aftermath. We will have far more to do after the metaphorical waters have abated than we have in getting ready for it. Noah's entire focus was two-fold:
The Armour of Elohim, Spiritual Warfare and UFOs
- 1. Building the ark; and
- 2. Warning the people.
This, up until now, has also been our entire focus. We have spent three decades building the Ark of correct theology and in warning the world. That, however, is now complete for the present needs even if more will come later. Today - this hour - as Brother Gabriel reminded me last night, is the time for "tak[ing] up the whole armour of Elohim (God), that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand" (Eph.6:13, NKJV). The 16 day dedication from Aviv 1 will in large part be occupied in doing just that. For the last two or three days we have been particularly aware of strong demonic assaults on all our family, and last night I noted the sudden increase in UFO activity again. This picture (see below) shows one of the craft (two in fact) separating and rejoining. So the tempo in the invisible war, with its physical manifestation, is increasing and you'll fully understand why in a minute. So get kitted up! This is no drill!
After the 'Flood'
Though the imminent 'Flood' will be a dramatic time all on its own, it is also important to look ahead after it is over - we will have a whole new 'world', as it were, to inhabit - a new spiritually endowed, prophetic, patriarchal lifestyle to live, and new missions to be actively engaged in. That is not to say that all of the old world and its system will be erased, because they won't. It may even appear, on the surface, that little has changed. The evil system, in spite of its apparently invincible and unstoppable global dominance and power, will be decimated and thrown into confusion and will take many years to recover from and to reconstruct. Old satanic élites will pass away and new ones will gradually come into being. They need not suppose that their underground cities will benefit them greatly.
The Last Great Spiritual Crusade
It will be during this time immediately after the 'storm' that the last great evangelism drive will get underway. There will still be 'old believers', if I can call them that, with their false ways, but the vast majority will progressively gravitate towards, and be integrated into, the new false philosophical, political and religious New Age-type paradigm as the gulf between them and the Remnant gets greater and greater. You will experience the process of the separation of the wheat from the tares (Mt.13), and of the sheep from the goats (Mt.25:32), which will not take place in one day but over many years.
Initial Cooperation With Others: Building Communities
There will be a certain amount of cooperation between us and them, at least practically, to begin with until we have acquired the necessary skills (like new techniques in farming, energy generation, and so on) so that we can learn to stand-alone and be totally self-sufficient in preparation for the Final Gathering. We will all be on a steep learning curve. The Remnant will be coming ever more out of the world system and the slave market in the cities. It will be a good time and from what Yahweh has told me there will be a wonderful ten years of much simcha (joy) and shalom (peace) before the first of many new storm clouds start appearing again. It will be a short respite, though, and many will be deceived into believing that Yah'shua (Jesus) has returned invisibly and inaugurated the Millennium. It is my understanding, therefore, that the Remnant will, for the most part, not be a part of the 'wage-slave' system but be building preparatory firstborn communities.
From Moses-Men to a Prophetic Community
This, then, is a very general overview of what to look forward to before I get into the sudden ratching up of the current crisis into its semi-apocalyptic phase. I think you will also see now why it is important for everyone to be sure in their own minds and hearts as to what is happening and not to rely on solitary prophetic voices like my own. That is why we have embarked on joint studies (like The Aviv 1 Quest) to which everyone was invited to have their input so as to get the bigger picture as well as the minutae that concern our being prepared. The 'old way' of Moses-men and solitary charismatic leaders will progressively give way to communal prophecy of the kind Moses dreamed of (Num.11:29), where every family patriarch is a navi (prophet) and every mother a nevia (prophetess) like Miriam (Ex.15:20), Deborah (Judg.4:4), Huldah (2 Ki.22:14), Noadiah (Neh.6:14) and the unnamed prophetess in Isaiah (Is.8.3).
The Rise of Prophetesses and Women's Ministry in True Order
These things have to be gifted by Yahweh with the appropriate Sukkot anointing, be in proper divine tavnith (pattern) and must then be grown and nurtured in divine tavnith (pattern) and not after the chaos of the old charismatics and liberals. Indeed, as you look at the nevia'im (prophetesses) you will nearly always find that they were (by implication) the wives of nevi'im (prophets) and that they were invariably gifted poets and singers too! Consider Miriam and her wonderful song! Nevia'im (prophetesses) are not, therefore, stand-alone ministers in the gift of prophecy but always in, and under, the unction of their navi (prophet) husbands (and, if unmarried, fathers). So much false prophecy has come out of antinomian Christendom - through both men and women - because of their being out of order, and this has led to great deception and psychic rather than Ruach-mediated inspiration. This is the time when you will see female apostles arising too - all 144 of them - and again they will usually be married to men who are apostles because of a shared endowment or unction. This gifting is already forming in its early stages now amongst the Remnant. I mention this to you as an interesting tidbit of what we can expect in its fullness in the post-'flood' period. I will have more to say about these, and many other related things, during the long time we are on the 'Ark'.
You are to Be Aboard the Ark by 5 May
So let us get to the details of the coming journey and adventure. You are to be ready to be onboard the 'Ark' by the 17th day of the second month this year (Month 2:17, 5 May). That is to say, every individual, every family, and every congregation needs to have have everything ready - physically and spiritually. It is no coincidence, you will agree, that this date (5 May) comes after the two weeks mentioned by Brother François van Staden of the South Africa Mission (Month 2:1-14, 19 April-2 May) - at the end of the 72-day countdown! The 72-day countdown takes us to the first day of the Second Month (Month 2:1, 19 April) and the two weeks to the 14th day of the second month (Month 2:14, 2 May), which is the LATE PESACH (PASSOVER). Does anybody seriously believe this is a coincidence?
A Week Before the Flood...
A week before the flood, on the 10th day of the second month (Month 2:10, 28 April), many centuries ago:
"Yahweh then said to Noah, 'Go (hta) into the ark, you and your whole family, because (eta) I have (ytyar) found you righteous in this generation. Take with you seven of every kind of clean animal, a male and its mate, and two of every kind of unclean animal, a male and its mate, and also seven of every kind of bird, male and female, to keep their various kinds alive throughout the earth. Seven days from now I will send rain on the earth for forty days and forty nights, and I will wipe-ta from the face of the earth every living creature I have made" (Gen.7:1-4, NIV).
Selecting the Passover Lamb, Selecting the Remnant
Is it a coincidence, do you think, that it was on this 10th day of the second month (Month 2:10, 28 April), a week ahead of the start of the flood, when Yahweh gave the 'all aboard' instruction, that Yahweh commanded that the Pesach (Passover) Lamb was to be selected for the sacrifice of atonement? On this day, Yahweh selected Noah and his family too. Why? Because Noah was found "righteous in this generation". In other words, this is the day - and you can mark it on your calendars - that Yahweh will identify and therefore select those who are of the Remnant in our day who are found worthy to be on the current 'Ark', just as anciently the Passover Lamb was selected by the cohenim (priests). By then the Remnant will have been chosen and it will be too late for any others to come. For whilst "many are called, ... few are chosen" (Matt.22:14, NKJV). They may think they are chosen but they will be sorely disappointed.
When It Will Be Too Late for the Doubting and Disobedient
Many tried to get onboard the Ark when the flood started because they only started believing when it was obvious Noah had spoken the emet (truth). Brethren and sisters, if you refuse to believe until you have physical evidence to satisfy your carnal mind and heart that what we have been saying is true, IT WILL BE TOO LATE, because salvation (deliverance) is by emunah (faith) and not by sight (2 Cor.5:7). If you have a Plan B ready - an alternative, a planned escape if what, you believe, we have proclaimed might be false - if you have not given your heart over to this work by the testimony of the Ruach (Spirit) by this prophetic marker in the Creation Calender, you are already doomed to be outside the Ark and must fend for yourselves as best you can by your own cunning, physical strength and wits. And some of you will remember the vision I had some months ago of sometome trying to get into this house when the day of calamity came and they could not get in because they were barred by an invisible force. That person was weeping and crying because they could not get in! This will happen because there will always be spiritual camp-followers who are denied entry into the Tent of Safety - the Ark - who are in unbelief and who refuse to trust or take any risks until they have the evidence they crave before their eyes. But by then it will be too late.
The Sign Given to Hezekiah
Just look at the evidence, brothers and sisters. Look at all the dozens of amazing 'coincidences'. How many more signs do you need? We are entitled to some signs. Gideon asked for two signs and he got them. King Hezekiah was given two signs, wasn't he? The second sign, which is connected directly with this work of cleansing (I have already mentioned the first sign previously ), was given to Hezekiah when he was told by Yahweh through the navi (prophet) Isaiah that he was about to die and get his house in order. This prompted Hezekiah to break down into tears and beg to be spared death on account of his many good works and reforms in the nation of Judah. You will recall that Yahweh relented and said he would live another 15 years, but Hezekiah was scared and asked for a sign that these words of Isaiah were true. After all, it is a frightening thing to be told you are about to die, especially after you have just witnessed an incredible miracle in the slaughter by a malak (angel) of the Assyrian host (army) besieging Jerusalem, because you know for sure that Yahweh is real and carries out His Davar (Word) without fail! So Hezekiah knew he would die, because he knew Yahweh's Davar (Word) was what it claimed to be. So you can imagine him being apprehensive when he heard Yahweh revoke the death sentence, he wanted to be sure that the navi (prophet) hadn't made it up and so asked for a supernatural sign! This was a legitimate request and so this is what we read in the biblical account:
A Prophecy I Would Die at 60
"Hezekiah had asked Isaiah, 'What will be the sign (twa) that Yahweh will heal me and that I will go up to the temple of Yahweh on the third day from now?' Isaiah answered, 'This is (twah) Yahweh's sign to you (tam) that Yahweh-ta will do what he has promised: Shall the shadow go forward ten steps, or shall it go back ten steps?' 'It is a simple matter for the shadow to go forward ten steps,' said Hezekiah. 'Rather, have it go (tynrja) back ten steps.' Then the navi (prophet) Isaiah called upon Yahweh, and Yahweh made (ta) the shadow go back (tynrja) the ten steps it had gone down on the stairway of Ahaz" (2 Kings 20:8-11, NIV)
Pretty convincing stuff, isn't it?! You see, when your life is at stake - as it is now - you are entitled to a sign or two. And that is why you are getting them. I don't think it's any 'coincidence' that many, many years ago Yahweh told me I would die when I was 60 years old, and I told others of my family of this, so they knew, though most forgot this, including myself, just as I forgot the prophecy Yahweh gave me directly when I was a young man that my first marriage would last exactly 7 years - it happened to the very day. I am 60 years old now and will turn 61 at the end of this June. I have been feeling deathly ill for some time now and have pled Yahweh for more time to complete my work. Those of you who have been following my health know the tough time I have been going through. And I have been experiencing a turn-around and though I am far from out of the thick of it yet, having laboured under illness for many years now, I have noticed a change. Is this a 'coincidence'? Is it a 'coincidence' that at least one other brother (maybe there are more of you who have not told me) who has been seriously ill, and potentially fatally? We are entitled to some signs, but only within certain contexts, and this is one of them, but only if we have lived by emunah (faith) and mean to continue doing so, and only if we have striven consistently after righteousness, however much we may have failed.
When the Door Closes
So here we are, then, with some more remarkable 'coincidences'. May your emunah (faith) be strenghened! Will those who have been following us at a distance, and not committing, for one fear or another - perhaps because out of fear that this work is not of Yahweh but of man - perhaps because of the evil things said about us by some who have sought to destroy our reputation by foul means - perhaps because of the implaccable opposition of family members - whatever it is that is holding you back, will you now make a committment and put your name to this work? Will you demonstrate it in baptism, or ordination, or whatever it is you have been hestitating about, and pin your name to the colours on the mast of this Kingdom Ship? Because if you're waiting for calamity to come first, as some sort of evidence or proof, it will be too late. The 'flood' waits for no man. You have to be on the 'Ark' a week in advance, and that means you have to want to be on it and it means that you must be so living the Besorah (Gospel) that you can hear the revelation of the Ruach haQodesh (Holy Spirit) when Yahweh shouts, 'All aboard!' My voice won't be enough, the voices of other members of this work won't suffice, because you have got to hear Yahweh yourself. Seven days after that happens, when the 'Flood' starts, it will be too late to get off the fence. It will be too late to change your mind. When Yahweh slams the door of the 'Ark' closed, neither men inside nor man outside can open it. It isn't our boat, it isn't our project - it's all His. We're not the main thing - He is.
The Practicalities of Getting on Board
What does 'getting onboard' actually mean? What does it mean practically? It means entering the covenant of redeemed and cleansed Messianic Israel by dying to self and letting Messiah fully live in you, obeying His Torah and obeying His daily revelation to you. It means doing what you were told to do and not inventing excuses not to do it. It means slaying pride, running roughshod over stubbornness, shutting your ears to the protestations and pleadings of the flesh and becoming a true talmid (disciple) - no games, no playing, no compromises. It means being single-minded, full-hearted, spiritually-tuned and fully decked in Ephesians 6 armour. It means continuing to believe when Satan is doing all in his power to get you to doubt and give up. And if you have run away, it means making teshuvah (repenting) and getting on track pronto (fast) - no more delays, no more procrastinating, no more making excuses. You may well physically survive the 'flood' that's coming outside the 'Ark' but that doesn't mean you will necessarily survive spiritually - it doesn't mean your testimony will remain intact. In going through the hell that is coming in the world, you may indeed lose emunah (faith) altogether as so many survivors of the Holocaust did. Do you want to go that route? What good would it do you anyway if you managed to save your life outside the sukkah (tent, covering) of Yahweh's grace only to find your relationship with Him is decimated because of all the evil you witnessed and all the pain you suffered which was of no sanctifying benefit to your soul because of your disobedience and faithlessness, because you experienced it outside a state of grace? That is how atheism comes about, because you refused the 'Ark'; that is how Cain became a murderer for, though he gave of his best, it was not what Yahweh asked for (Gen.4:2ff.). Disobedience has dire spiritual consequences even for those who survive by unseen grace.
Find Out Which 'Ark'
Now I am not saying you have to necessarily join NCAY or come to MLT to 'get on board' unless Yahweh has specifically told you to - it maybe somewhere else, and if that is the case, be sure you're in the right place. I am not saying these things to blackmail you into committing to this ministry. We are not the 'Ark', we are only part of it, but we might be your 'Ark'. So find out. The main thing is to be on the Spiritual Ark but that doesn't mean there isn't a physical one. In fact, there has to be, because Israel is a community. You have to therefore be in that portion of Israel Yahweh has called you to.
Forty Days of Flooding
Let us return to the main scriptural account. Seven days after Noah was commanded to get everyone onboard, the floodwaters came, and they lasted 40 days and 40 nights. From the 17th day of the second month (Month 2:17, 5 May) to the 27th day of the third month (Month 3:27, 13 June) - "for forty days the flood kept coming on the earth, and as the waters increased they lifted the ark high above the earth. The waters rose and increased greatly on the earth, and the ark floated on the surface of the water. They rose-ta greatly on the earth, and all the high mountains under the entire heavens were covered. The waters rose and covered the mountains to a depth of more than twenty feet. Every living thing that moved on the earth perished -- birds, livestock, wild animals, all the creatures that swarm over the earth, and all mankind. Everything on dry land that had the ruach (breath) of chayim (life) in its nostrils died. Every living thing on the face of the earth was wiped out; men and animals and the creatures that move along the ground and the birds of the air were wiped from the earth. Only Noah was left, and those with him in the ark" (Gen.7:17-23, NIV).
The Forty Days of Egyptian Plagues
We don't have time to go into the prophetic significance of the number of 40 other than to remind you that the 10 plagues of Egypt lasted at least 40 days. Interestingly, this particular judgment was before Passover. 40, in this context, represents the judgment of the idolatrous Egyptians - see The Ten Plagues and the Symbolism of 10, 20 and 40. During this judgment of the Egyptian world, Israel was being prepared for her exodus from Egypt, just as in the Aviv 1 dedication we shall be being prepared for our exodus from the Spirit of Babylon.
It will, I hope, come as no surprise to you to learn that the the chapters from which the passages we are studying have been taken are saturated with alef-taw's (ta) - those of you reading this will have seen them already. Where they are not part of other words, they emphasise the destruction caused by the flood and the great rising of the waters in particular. Let's be in no doubt - this will not be a peaceful time.
Life Onboard the Ark During the 40 Days
The rain coming from the atmosphere and the waters rising from the depths of the earth  lasted for 40 days and 40 nights (Gen.7:24). This must have been a frightening time for all those on board. They would not have come on deck during this time but remained bundled inside and no doubt in deep and fervent prayer for their salvation from the raging storm outside. They would also have been looking after the animals and their own physical needs too. It is important we understand what this period of time is for in our particular situation. As I said, I am not going to speculate what the precise nature of the 'storm' might be because it might be different in different locations - or it might be identical (global nuclear war or maybe geophysical upheaval caused by meteorite/asteroid/comet impacts from Nibiru/Planet X or some other source). I haven't been told precisely though Yahweh has intimated Madeira many times. Or it could be a mixture of many things.
Riding the Storm
One thing is clear, though, and that is between 5 May (Month 2:17) and 14 June (Month 3:21) we need to consider the very real possibility that in many places - if not most or all - we will need to bunker down in the locations we have been called to go to in order to 'ride the storm'. This may, in effect, mean staying put and not venturing anywhere. I guarantee nobody went on deck in the ark during that terrible global storm and I hope the qodeshim (saints, set-apart ones) will use their common sense and 'stay' where they are too. The only direct revelation I have had about this (which could be literal or symbolic - or both, I'm still not sure), concerned my own family and how in the vision I saw we got inside our home just in time before a meteorite-like impact on the neighbour's house. Beyond that I cannot say any more yet. If we do right, we will be thousands of times better off than those outside the 'Ark', be in no doubt of that!
150 Days of Drifting
Noah and his family remained afloat for 150 days (Gen.8:24). We don't have time to examine the interesting gematric meaning of this number today as we have more important matters to examine. Would anyone like to guess - if they don't already know - where in the calendar 150 days takes us from Month 2:17 (5 May)? Right in the middle of the Festival of Sukkot (Tabernacles), on the third day of Sukkot (Month 7:19)!
A Calendar Discrepancy Again
"The water receded steadily from the earth. At the end of the hundred and fifty days the water had gone down, and on the seventeenth day of the seventh month (Month 7:17) the ark came to rest on the mountains of Ararat. The waters continued to recede until the tenth month, and on the first day of the tenth month (Month 10:1) the tops of the mountains became visible" (Gen 8:3-5, NIV).
There is a again a two day discrepancy between the ancient Creation Calendar and the modern Creation Calendar of a couple of days because of the change in the periodicities of the moon and sun. Month 7:19 (5th day of Sukkot), the day the Ark actually landed on Ararat, is the 148th day by our reckoning (29 September) instead of the 150th day by Noah's (1 October) because the solar year was shorter. This is believed by some to have been the result of an earlier encounter with Nibiru and by others to have been changes caused by the flood itself (discussed elsewhere). Whatever the cause we must expect 1-3 day discrepancies like this. More importantly is that this coincides with the Sukkot season at which we celebrate the Marriage Feast of the Lamb and at Shemini Arseret (the 8th day of the Season) the new Millennium.
A New Beginning
For Noah this was a 'new millennium' or 'new beginning' as it will be for the Remnant when our 150 days are up. Sukkot this year will mark a new beginning for NCAY once the world has been through the current judgment. However, just as Noah was still on the Ark, that does not mean that we will be ready for our world mission in earnest just yet. We must wait until the tops of mountains and hills become visible on the 224th day (Month 10:1, 11 December). Why? And what do they symbolise? And what are the steps immediately after that?
The Appearance of the Mountains
Mountains symbolise 'kingdoms' in Scripture. You may remember we talked about this two sabbaths ago when we saw that every husband and father is the head of a small family 'kingdom' symbolised by the pyramid. Each mountain (including Ararat), as it becomes visible, therefore represents a kingdom, and specifically (in relation to the flood) one that has been cleansed. Of what prophetic significance is the landing of Noah's ark on this particular mountain? Why Ararat specifically?
The Significance of Ararat
Today's Mount Ararat (actually a range of mountains) straddles the Turkish-Armenian border, and before that the Turkish-Soviet and before that the Turkish-Russian border. In ancient times Ararat was both a mountain and a kingdom, known in Assyrian as Urartu. The Assyrians attempted to conquer it, including by Sargon II (whom we met in our study of Hezekiah) but in vain. Only later was it subdued and destroyed by the Medes and incorporated into the Persian Empire. It was to this "land of Ararat" that the sons of Sennacherib fled after the murder of their father (2 Ki.19:37; Is.37:38). It was Sargon II, you will remember, who took the northern tribes of Israel into captivity and Sennacherib who besieged Hezekiah's Jerusalem. In Jeremiah's oracle against Babylon, the kingdom of Ararat is summonsed by Yahweh:
Modern Babylon, Her Destroyers and Armenia
"Lift up a banner in the land!
Blow the trumpet among the nations!
Prepare the nations for battle against her;
summon against her these kingdoms:
Ararat, Minni and Ashkenaz.
Appoint a commander against her;
send up horses like a swarm of locusts.
Prepare the nations for battle against her --
the kings of the Medes,
their governors and all their officials,
and all the countries they rule.
The land trembles and writhes,
for Yahweh's purposes against Babylon stand --
to lay waste the land of Babylon
so that no one will live there" (Jer.51:27-29, NIV).
There is currently a Mishpat Yahweh against the nation or nations representing Babylon today (the USA  and her NATO and Economic allies) - not the final judgment of Babylon but a very important latter-day Babylon nonetheless. Three kingdoms are singled out to execute judgment on Babylon - Ararat, Minni (Minai in Assyrian)  and Ashkenaz! All are were located in what is modern Armenia, itself a very ancient country. One of these in particular - Ashkenaz - will ring some bells, I am sure, asd the Ashkenazi (Eastern) Jews are descended from this tribe viâ the Khazars. The involvement of these people in America's and world affairs is known to you all, again another huge subject we don't have time to get into . The three executioners of Babylon - Ararat, Minni and Ashkenaz - were all, as I said, in the area of Armenia, and were either destroyed or enslaved by Persia (modern-day Iran). The area became known as the Satrapy of Armenia in the Persian Empire. You will be aware of the importance of Iran in today's current affairs. Armenia is known as Hayk in Armenian, the legendary patriarch of that nation and a great-grandson of Noah who defeated the Babylonian king Bel in 2492 BC and established his nation in the Ararat region. Theirs is an ancient nation with a long and varied history that some of you might like to research some day. The Muslim Ottoman Turks massacred 3 million of them (Christians) during the First World War. The élites tried to trigger a war between the USA and Russia in neighbouring Georgia not so long ago, before moving on to Ukraine, and today are trying to set up a rival Muslim Caliphate to ISIS in Turkey. So there's a lot going on in this area of the world and the fact that the original Ark landed on Ararat, and the fact that the modern 'Ark' is going to land on an 'Ararat' is not insignificant. I will leave the scriptorians and historians amongst you to follow up on that lead.
Events Leading to Disembarkation
After the 150 days the Ark of Noah comes to rest on Mt.Ararat during Sukkot (Tabernacles). Five months have passed but it is not until Rosh Chodesh (New Moon) of the 10th month (11 December) that the tops of other mountains start becoming visible. Forty days later (Month 11:4, 20 January) Noah "opened the window he had made in the ark and sent out a raven, and it kept flying back and forth until the water had dried up from the earth. Then he sent out a dove to see if the water had receded from the surface of the ground. But the dove could find no place to set its feet because there was water over all the surface of the earth; so it returned to Noah in the ark. He reached out his hand and took the dove and brought it back to himself in the ark. He waited seven more days and again sent out the dove from the ark. When the dove returned to him in the evening, there in its beak was a freshly plucked olive leaf! Then Noah knew that the water had receded from the earth. He waited seven more days and sent the dove out again, but this time it did not return to him" (Gen.8:6-12, NIV).
Chronology of the Flood
The flight of the raven and the three flights of the dove are all events on specific days that will occur. We must pay especial note to this chronology:
Prevailing Flood Phase
- 1. Day #001 - Flood begins (m2:17, Ge.7:10-11)
- 2. Day #040 - Ark is Lifted off Ground (m3:27, Ge.7:17)
- 3. Day #150 - Ark Lands on Mt.Ararat, Floodwaters Sources Restrained (m7:17, Ge.7:24-8:4)
Waning Flood Phase
- 4. Day #224 - Tops of Hills Made Visible (m10:1, Ge.8:5)
- 5. Day #264 - Raven Sent Out (m11:11, Ge.8:6-7)
- 6. Day #271 - Dove Sent Out, First Time (m11:18, Ge.8:8-9)
- 7. Day #278 - Dove Sent Out, Second Time (m11:25, Ge:10-11)
- 8. Day #285 - Dove Sent Out, Third Time (m12:3, Ge.8:12)
- 9. Day #314 - Waters Dried From Off The Land, Covering Removed (mAviv 1, Ge.8:13)
- 10. Day #371 - Land Completely Dried Out, Left Ark (m2:27, Ge.8:14)
The End of the Deluge and Back to 'Normality'
From this tavnith (pattern) we understand that things start settling back to 'normal' around 2 June 2016, in the second month (2:17), give or take a day or two. Or it might be a month earlier, in May, because it is a leapyear with 13th months next year here. At this stage we don't know the details of what this fresh start entails and I don't propose to speculate until Yahweh reveals what we need to know each step of the journey. We don't even know what the birds being sent out will respresent for us either but there is plenty of time to think about that. A great deal will be happening between now and the early summer of 2016 and we need not get that far ahead excect in whatever practical preparations need to be made. You have your prepping done for the 'flood' period, but have you made any plans for the post-'flood' period? 99.99% of the world will be impoverished by the cataclysms. That is where having land, property (however small) and storing precious metals come in so that you don't have to be a wage-slave of the system that survives but can be independent and have the means to establish a system of self-sufficiency. You don't need much land to do that if you build, for example, a permaculture or aquaponics system, though that takes time to establish. A wide range of eco-technologies exist that we can use but you must have the means to acquire it. Paper currency will be useless so either you must have convertible precious metals or have the equipment stored up in advance. If you've not done so, now is the time to use the remaining days to get that side of prepping in order. There's no point being on the 'ark' if you don't have the wherewithall to start again afterwards, as Noah has the animals and no doubt crop seeds and the like.
Having completed prepping for the 'flood' time and for the time imemdiately afterwards, like Joseph of Egypt who also knew what was coming in his day and stored grain for seven years, our immediate attention is to now be focussed on the 18-day dedication starting at Aviv 1. By next Sabbath the qodeshim (saints, set-apart ones) will have started gathering for this period of dedication. May Yahweh bless those who are travelling with safe journeys and may He continue to lead the Remnant of Messianic Israel into a full repentance leading to a full cleansing. Time is running out, and it is running out fast. This is a time of great opportunity for spiritual growth and expansion, a time for miracles and a foretasting of the blessings that will fall upon the last generation. This is a time of tiqveh (hope) for those who love and obey Yahweh with all their hearts, but a time of dread for those who do not. Amen.
Continued in Part 4
 2 Kings 19:29; Isaiah 37:30
 Scientists have recently confirmed that there are oceans of water beneath the earth's crust, thus validating the biblical account
 'America' is named after the Mayan, Aztec and Inca pagan cultic deity, Amaruca, meaning 'Land of the Plumed (Feathered) Serpent (Dragon)' (Lucifer/Satan) and not, as is usually claimed, after the Spanish explorer, Amerigo Vespuci, who adopted his first name after 'America' was in use. Amaruca is closely tied with heliolatry or sun-worship - see Secret Destiny of America - Land of the Plumed Serpent
 Meaning 'division', 'reckoned', 'prepared'
 See articles on Israel
Comments from Readers
 "I thought of the sermon a week or two ago where you spoke about the deception of the Rapture, and its warning how our time will be like that of the flood and how many will continue their lives and worldly pleasures blindly until they are overwhelmed and taken away (Matthew 24:36-44).
I was reminded of a vision Elohim gave the ministry in the past after a previous 'flood' it experienced of a tree (that represented the ministry) washed up after a great storm / flood that was replanted firmly replanted. I wonder if that vision may also have prophetic significance for this time?
I've also been thinking about the significance between flood and baptism, since the flood and baptism are both supposed to point to death and burial (before resurrection) and have thought about the significance of 'floods'/baptisms in our lives. I think we sometimes miss the point of the image. In the same way the flood devastated everything (except that which Elohim had specifically set apart for salvation), that Yah will sometimes assign floods/baptisms to our lives with the purpose of destroying everything - to kill and bury everything - so that only what He has chosen, prepared and protected will make it through to the other end.
I think sometimes we as believers ask for anointing or baptism of Ruach but miss what Yah'shua said about having to receive a baptism of fire first, or we merely think of it as poetic words. When we start experiencing those baptisms of fire or floods where everything in our lives seem to be devastated, killed and buried, we panic or don't react well, questioning or attacking Him.
I'm also reminded of the vision of the Valley of Dry Bones (Ezekiel 37:1-14), where it seemed hopeless for Israel - where it seemed that everything was dead and far gone, and all that was left was 'dry bones'. Yet, Elohim gave hope and comfort, saying He could and would raise those dry bones in His time, and make them something great - a mighty army - though it seemed hopeless, though everything was so far beyond dead. In our floods / baptisms, in our devastation and valleys of dry bones, we also need that hope - the trust that He will bring us through to the other side, and bring new life, no matter how dead and gone everything may seem to us" (DP, South Africa, 12 March 2015)