Month 2:14, Week 2:6 (Sheshi/Kippur), Year:Day 5939:44 AM|
Van Staden Count 14/14
2Exodus 2/40, Omer Count Sabbath #2/5
Gregorian Calendar Saturday 2 May 2015
Late Pesach 2015
Invasion of the Courtyard
Chag sameach Pesach (Passover) to all those gathering in NCAY here in Sweden, in Kenya, in Ireland and elsewhere for this special Late Pesach (Passover) and may the grace and shalom (peace) of our Master Yah'shua the Messiah (Jesus Christ) be with you all.
Format of the Conference
A few words on the format here in Sweden before we get stuck in - East Africa will be having their own program tailored to their local needs though they will be sharing our main sermons. For those of you who are new, the format of the Passover Season, consisting of the three festivals of Pesach (Passover), Chag haMatzah (Feast of Unleavened Bread) and Yom haBikkurim (Day of Firstfruits) and their relationship to one another, is shown in this diagram (see below). As we shall not be going into the minutae (details) of the festivals this year we invite you to read up the websites that cover these extensively - they're linked (above) in the online text. If you would like a simple summary, please see Passover Made Simple for Evangelicals. We shall also be using the 2013 Haggadah Format for Messianic Evangelicals for the Passover meal this evening. Here, at Mishpachah Lev-Tsiyon (MLT) , we shall be assembling for four morning services at which a regular sermon will be delivered - today (before the Passover Meal this evening), the sabbath day tomorrow (Creation Calendar [CC] 2:15) on the first day of Chag haMatzah (Unleavened Bread), at Yom haBikkurim (Firstfruits) on the third day (CC 2:16), and the final day of Chag haMatzah (Unleavened Bread) which is an extra sabbath.
Regular Sabbath and Informal Meetings
We will also assemble for the regular sabbath on CC 2:22 (10 May) which is the 4th sabbath in the Omer Count) for a sermon too for those who remain with us, which is everyone, I think, since no one will be travelling that day obviously. We plan to have one extra informal, unstructured meeting on those four festival days and two informal meetings on the other Chag haMatzah (Unleavened Bread) days which of course are not sabbaths. We will gather for prayer, witness and worship as we did during the Great Dedication and hopefully we will have a footwashing session on one of those sessions too. Day CC 2:16 (Roman Wednesday) there will only be one session, in the evening, as we must replenish our larder then! If necessary, we can have a baptismal meeting on one of those unstructured occasions if anyone wants to do that and of course we will be available for counselling too. So that we can all get adequate rest and time to make daily preparations, I would ask that the main building be vaccated by 10 pm (2200) every evening for those not actually staying in it. Finally, you need to make sure if you have brought leavened products here to either have eaten them or got rid of them by sunset this evening and not to purchase or consume any leavened products until sunset on CC 2:21 (Roman Saturday). This only applies to products made with chametz or biological leaven or yeast .
The Late Passover
Though some of you have celebrated a Late Pesach (Passover) before because you were unavoidably prevented from attending the main one (because, for example, of a death in the family) or because you were spiritually unclean because of some pressing unresolved sin that disqualified you from eating the qadosh (holy, set-apart) meal, this is not the reason we are celebrating it this year.
The Great Dedication and the Reason for Passover Postponment This Year
Beginning a month-and-a-half ago, at Aviv 1 (the first day in the biblical calendar), we were commanded to assemble and in place of the regular Pesach (Passover) to spend a 16-day period purifying and rededicating the Tabernacle or Temple of Messianic Israel. And though we know of no one else as yet who was commanded to do the same thing, we have, I am happy to say, come across several others who have been led by the Ruach haQodesh (Holy Spirit) to proclaim that this Late Pesach (Passover), which follows the same tavnith (pattern) as the spring festivals in Aviv 1 only in the second month, has been set-apart by Yahweh for a great and important purpose that will never be repeated again until just before the Second Coming of Messiah in the next generation. It is more of that purpose that I must speak to you about today.
The Second Exodus
Those of you who are new to this work and what Yahweh is doing will have quite a bit of catching-up to do. Our calling and purpose is the gathering and preparation of the Remnant, also known as the 'elect', the 'firstborn' and the '144,000', inwardly (spiritually) and outwardly (physically) against the Final Mishpat Yahweh or Judgment of Yahweh against the nations, to gather this Remnant in its 12 tribal units around the world for their return to the Promised Land once it, and the neighbouring lands, have been cleansed of its inhabitants, to 12 separate locations, and for these 12 tribal entitities to return to the Promised Land to welcome the returning Messiah Yah'shua (Jesus), all the while preaching the simple Besorah (Gospel) of salvation to to all those who will receive it and gathering more of the Remnant of the Twelve Tribes. Again, for those of you who may be new, this is not a proclamation of the imminent return of Messiah (which is some years away yet) but a proclamation of the last-but-one Mishpat Yahweh in what is a continuing historical cycle of jugdments as nations ripen in inquity. Collectively we are a part of what we call the Second Exodus which others call the 'Last', 'Final' or 'Greater' Exodus' which began last year. This is the second year of an Exodus which will dwarf in scale the first Exodus of the House of Israel from bondage in Egypt as well as dwarfing in power that first exodus by many orders of magnitude.
The Scope of the Second Exodus: Seas
In terms of location, the journeys will be longer and far more dramatic in this Second Exodus. In the First Exodus the children of Israel had to travel from the Nile Delta into Canaan, a really very tiny distance as the crow flies of only about 350 kilometers or 250 miles. This Second Exodus will be from the 12 gathering points around the globe, from here in Scandinavia, from South America, North America, East Africa, West Africa, Southern Africa, Russia, India, China, Australia, the Philippines and from many other places, a distance of many thousands of kilometers or miles in some cases. Instead of that tiny Red Sea , some of these immigrants will have to cross entire oceans such as the Atlantic and the Pacific, but also smaller stretches of water such the Bering Straits (linking Alaska to Siberia) and the South China Sea (linking China to the Philippines).
The Scope of the Second Exodus: Mountains
They will have to cross mountains and mountain-ranges that dwarf Mount Sinai in comparison. They will cross the Andes, the Himalayas, the Alps and the Ethiopian Highlands amongst others. They will cross vast and mighty deserts like the Saharah and the Gobi, which are many times larger than the tiny Sinai desert that the first Israelites had to cross. This last generation will experience miracles the likes of which the world has never seen before, so fantastic will they be that in subsequent generations, when they gather, as we do, to commemorate Pesach (Passover), they will not recall the miracles of the first Israelites but of the second. This is all prophesied in the Bible. They will experience partings of rivers and great seas. They will experience land rising up out of the ocean before them, the sudden appearance of vast tracts of ice across large bodies of water, so that they can cross dryshod. They will experience great and mighty jungles 'parting' before them, and mountains splitting so that they can move through them. Some will be carried by incredible flying vehicles the likes of which we have not seen yet. Some will fly without vehicles of any sort, some will transmaterialise like the apostle Philip did which we spoke about at the East African Mission 18 months ago. And all of these things will happen according to the emunah (faith) of individuals and groups in their journey home. This may sound like fantasy or science fiction to most of you but I promise you that some of you younger ones will experience these things and you will remember these my words when they happen. There will be miracles of such vast power and of such diversity that the generations after them will have an entire Millennium to recount them all!
The Miracles of the Last Generation
Before you get carried away by your imaginations, though, let me interject some soberness into the proceedings, though I assure you I am speaking very soberly already. These predictions will be riddiculed and mocked by unbelievers and believers alike. Sadly, the vast majority of believers, whose emunah (faith) is weak and who no longer believe in the miraculous, will simply whither in terror when these things happen. Do you want to hear more? Do you want to know how small handfulls of the Remnant will defeat armies and weapons of mass destruction? Do you want to know about the twelve gathering places - the cities of refuge - and how Yahweh will protect them against all the modern and sophisticated technology that wicked governments will throw at them? Do you want to know of the pillars of fire by night and glouds of glory by day (Isaiah 4) that will accompany these fantastic journeys that you young ones, if you remaim faithful, will experience? And yet you will be 'doing' none of these things yourselves - these will be the almighty works of the Father above, Yahweh-Elohim, the Creator of this Universe, done through you. Shall I tell you about the incredible healings you will witnesses? Of bodies blows to pieces being reassembled by the power of the Ruach haQodesh (Holy Spirit)? Of severed limbs and even heads being restored to the martyrs? You do not even know the tiniest particle of what Yahweh will do for that Remnant in the last generation. But it will, as I said, be according to your emunah (faith), for without it these things cannot - and will not - happen.
Not All at Once
This isn't going to happen overnight, brethren and sisters. You will not be walking around doing your daily tasks in Mancha, or Arvika, or wherever you live now, and suddenly find these things happening all at once. These miracles will grow in magnitude and power step by step as your emunah (faith) grows step-by-step. You will have trials and tribulations, great challenges and sufferings, as the emunah (faith) of the end-time Remnant is birthed degree-by-degree. The mechanism of emunah (faith) will be the same then as it is now. The Besorah Chayim or Gospel Life will not change. Divine tavnith (pattern) will not change which is why you must apply your emunah (faith) in divine tavnith (pattern) line-upon-line, precept-upon-precept, just as you are doing now. And I am sorry to say that we tend to be slow learners. Why are we slow learners? Because we are so accustomed to - so familiar with - listening to, and obeying, the flesh. We love it, we trust it, we worship it. It's a whole load of useless baggage. Get rid of it voluntarily, now!
Prodding the Remnant into Action
Last Aviv 9 many of you had a foretaste of what Yahweh wants and expects. It was marvelous to us and it was great, but it was nothing compared to what is expected of you still. Of your own free will you will not pursue your emunah (faith) to the extent that will be required for the fullness of the Ruach (Spirit) of the Second Exodus because the soul of man is lazy and indolent. He does not like to stretch himself, he would rather be comfortable with the banal. He likes the easy life. And so, because man has that natural tendency, Yahweh will progressively prod the Remnant into responding in emunah (faith) by sending him one difficulty after another so that he is forced to respond. He will permit war, terrorism, famine, plagues, persecultion, illness and all those things we fear and loathe to come very close to us until we complete making teshuvah (repent) and exercise the kind of emunah (faith) that is needed. And yes, you will come face-to-face with giants and strange creatures such as the first Israelites did - the Anakim giants (e.g. Dt.1:8), the descandants of the Nephilim giants (Gen.6:4; Num.13:33) of the pre-flood era. People will say they are demons, and in a way they are, only they are demons which physically manifest themselves and occupy the bodies of hybrids. Those of you in Africa know a little bit of what I am talking about for some of you have seen how humans can turn into wild animals using witchcraft. Oh, and in case I forgot to mention them, I must throw in dinosaur-like creatures as well. Yes, some of you may be chuckling and some even openly laughing but you will not laugh when all of these things have to be faced and conquered by your emunah (faith) in Yah'shua (Jesus) our Messiah.
Witchcraft in Africa
A word on witchcraft which is approaching epidemic proportions in Africa today. You can understand how nominal believers still cling onto witchcraft traditions but what is more disturbing is seeing widespread use of witchcraft amongst active 'Christians'. When Christian rituals are viewed as forms of protection then you know the spirit of witchcraft is still present. Mothers cover the beds of their children with 'the blood of Jesus' to ward off witches and evil spirits. It is 'poured' on roads to ward off the witches who cause accidents. But these, brethren and sisters, are doctrines of demons. At all costs our African missions must resist the temptation to interpret the Bible in terms of established local traditions and beliefs. Another mistake is made, often by secularised Westerners operating in Africa, is to dismiss witchcraft as mere superstition. This is just as dangerous. Coming to Yah'shua (Jesus) is not enough if you don't make a conscious effort to abandon local tradition and adopt the Hebrew way of life through Torah-obeedience. This is not a small job for the elders because witchcraft is the traditional way of explaining any untimely death, especially of young people, even if the cause is a traffic accident or disease. It is used to explain infertility and the breakdown of relationships (marriages, friendships), to explain why job promotions have not taken place, and political setbacks. People live in fear of being bewitched by envious relatives and friends. Demonic powers are real in witchcraft (Ac.13:6-11; 16:16-18) but not every bad happening is attributable to them . The important thing is that it has to be 100% removed through active, ongoing discipleship until the Hebraic worldview is fully embraced. It also means that ministers must be fully trained in deliverance.
The 'Little' Miracles of the First Exodus
So today, and over the next 8 days, I shall not be talking about the comparitively insignificant Ten Plagues of Egypt, the parting of the Red Sea, the miracle of the quail, the swallowing of the rebels into the ground, the brazen serpent healing, the miraculous pouring of water out of rocks in the desert and many others. I shall not be talking about the parting of the tiny Jordan River or the conquest of that piddly little fortress called Jericho, because none of these things are big enough to build up the emunah (faith) that you will need for what is to come. Yes, Yah'shua (Jesus) was speaking symbolically when He said that we need the emunah (faith) that can command mountains to be hurled into the sea:
Throwing Mountains into the Sea
"Yah'shua (Jesus) replied, 'I tell you the emet (truth), if you have emunah (faith) and do not doubt, not only can you do what was done to the fig tree, but also you can say to this mountain, 'Go, throw yourself into the sea,' and it will be done. If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer'" (Matt.21:21-22, NIV).
But He wasn't just being symbolic. How modernists love allegorise everything! You will experience that too. But it won't happen until you absolutely need to do it, to save your life and the lives of your fellow travellers as you journey across the planet to the Land of Israel. You will not be allowed to do it for your casual amusement, to entertain your flesh, or to boast. You will receive whatever you ask for if you are in the Ruach (Spirit) and it is according to Yahweh's will.
First Year of the Second Exodus: Did You Prepare?
Your journey - your Second Exodus - began last year last Pesach (Passover). Nothing much happened then, did it? It was the first stirrings of a slumbering people. But you were alarmed by world events. I told you then, as I have been telling you for years, to physically prepare by getting food, water, medicine and other essentials stored to last you from one year to 14 months. How many of you have done that? How many of you have even tried? How many of you have done it half-heartedly expecting those who have prepared to rescue you because of your negligence and disobedience? Don't ever forget the parable of the Ten Virgins which was meant to warn us of the folly of such an indolent and disbelieving attitude.
Taking Prophetic Warnings Seriously
It is, I know, hard to take such prophetic calls seriously when everything seems to be going on 'as normal'. That's what ante-Diluvian generation thought of Noah's 'crazy' warnings of a worldwide flood. But over the course of the last year you have seen that what is now happening in the world is far from 'normal'. The international situation has got worse and worse. We have been on the brink of a Third World War now for months, if indeed it has not already started in the form of skirmishes on the periphery like Yemen, Iraq, Syria and Nigeria.
The Truth About Modern Israel
I was commanded to issue a Mishpat Yahweh - a Judgment of Yahweh - against the nations last year - there have been several such 'appendices' over the last 12 months. You need to study them again and all the following mishpatim (judgments) that have been issued since. Most of you have either no idea or no emunah (faith) in the things that have been told you. The Zionists - Christian, Jewish and Messianic alike - will adamantly refuse to believe that the Republic of Israel is soon to be wiped off the face of the map, even as the Muslims have dreamed of, but not for their demonic reasons. They have been too busy scouring the Bible for prophecies to support their false belief system, such as the prediction that Damascus will be wiped out any time now. When the Israelis let off a small nuclear device in Damascus their hopes were raised. And they still hope that Iran will be nuked. Indeed, the whole area north of Israel, and South, will be wiped out - the whole area will be devoid of settled human life for some time as it is readied for the return of the Twelve Tribes. Those Jews who survive the destruction will flee their short-lived nation and return to the nations from whence they come. Most will return to the Ukraine, the place their Khazar ancestors came from. Their true identity will be revealed.
Nations to Split or Disappear
Those who have stolen land must return to their place of origin. And because this must happen, there will be vast upheavals in the nations. And do not suppose that the Republic of Israel is the only nation that will cease to exist. Some of the countries you love so dearly - your homelands - will cease to exist too, and I don't just mean politically, as they are brought to judgment for their sins. Some nations, or parts thereof, will be drowned under the sea. Many believers say there will be no more flooding since the Flood of Noah but Yahweh never said that - He simply said there would not be a universal flood again. Now I know the emet (truth) is just too awful to imagine - I can't imagine my own country, the United Kingdom, splitting up into separate countries again, and I expect some of your Americans balk at the thought of the Union breaking up into two, three or four countries, but I would suggest such a scenario is not unlikely whether as the result of civil war or because of the rearrangement of territories because of those nations' incorpration into larger entities like the North American Union and the European Union, or because of permanent flooding . I can see how, for example, Nigeria might split just as Sudan has done. I can see how the eastern part of Kenya might break away and join Somalia. We shall see. Certainly I believe at some point Eastern Africa will at some point physically break off from mainland Africa along the Great Rift Valley and become an island.
Judgment of Religions and Atheism
There will be judgment of religions too, great and small, as all that is false is thrashed, from liberal Christianity to élitist Messianism to the Moloch-worshipping Jews and Muslims, the idol-worshipping Hindus, and the self-worshipping Buddhists, New Agers and and Atheists. You will see it happen and in unexpected ways.
The Need for Multiple Prophets With the Same Anointing
How, you may ask, do I know these things? By the same method that all of you receive revelation - through careful and diligent study of the Davar (Word), through visions, theophanies, prophetic dreams and a careful observation of human nature, world events and science. You are all called to be nevi'im (prophets) if you claim to be either Israel or of the Remnant. That was Moses' dream (Num.11:29) and it is still Yahweh's intention so that there is always a multiplicity of testimony and not just the testimony of one man or a handful of men. As the Remant grows up in the true anointing which began on Aviv 9, the testimony of just a few will not be enough in this final chapter of human history. You have all got to arise. And, yes, at any one time there will be older and younger nevi'im (prophets), there will be mature and immature nevi'im (prophets), there will be more spiritual and less spiritual nevi'im (prophets), but nevi'im (prophets) there will be, not for their own sake, but because the Body of Messiah absolutely needs them.
Removing the Cancer of Lawlessness
The world has to see genuine nevi'im (prophets) at work, not all the false lawless ones in the current Body of Messiah - that Body which is now coming under judgment for all its wickendess. All that nonsense - that evil - coming through the charismatic churches and others, has to be exposed, and the false believers have to be thrashed to within an inch of their lives until they repent or fall away completely. The cancer of lawlessness has to be beaten out of them for Yahweh will not put up with it any longer. All the muttering and squirming of these false witnesses shall be exposed, all the false tongue-speaking, all the false miracles, all the false healings - there is so much of it - and lazy, lawless and indolent man is lapping it all up up because the doctrines these false teachers spew out does not challenge them into any kind of real emunah (faith) of discipleship at all - it leads them into worship of the flesh.
Bringing Down the False Prophets and Apostles
So all those false nevi'im (prophets), apostles, and other 'great' men and women, have to be brought low, for they do not worship the true Elohim (God). They are pagans dressed up as Christians, leading the Body astray - they must either stand their ground and be cut down in judgment or they must be driven fully into the paganism of the emerging One World Religion that is already forming around you. So warn them, and warn them soberly - in ahavah (love), yes, but also in strictness, not compromising an inch, telling them they must make teshuvah (repent) and live the Torah lifestyle or perish for mocking Yahweh.
No Place for Eccumenism
Your emunah (faith) will start to grow here. If you pat these false teachers on the back and tell them that all is well because you value their friendship more than the emet (truth) out of a misguided sense of eccumenism, you become a partaker of their sins. But do not be consumed by any fanatical spirit yourselves because if you do not admonish them in the true Anointing and Power of the Ruach haQodesh (Holy Spirit) you will only bring the wrath of Yahweh-Elohim upon yourselves and your flocks. I was invited to join a Messianic Ecumenical Group in Kenya that has deluded itself into believing that the doctrinal differences are not great enough to prevent fellowship and cooperation. We can fellowship with individuals who differ from us - of course - but we cannot be involved in groups or organisations who by their very nature are a covenant - even if unspoken and unwritten - and we cannot be a part of any grouping outside the Sukkot Anointing and hope to remain in Yahweh's favour. We have to be separate - qadosh - holy, or we will lose the anointing and find ourselves back in the Courtyard which, as I will show in a few minutes, is becoming a very dangerous place as far as the whole Body is concerned because it is no longer kosher (clean). So no compromise in that area, at least not in NCAY.
Let Go of All False Traditions Now
A little later on I will lead you in prayer that has been revealed through Brother François van Staden of the South Africa Mission so that your own purification can begin in earnest. You have got to stop doing what the charismatics, the messianics and other Christians have taught you in the past and live by the pure Davar Elohim (Word of God) and nothing else. You cannot imitate them in any way. You have to come before Yahweh with broken hearts and contrite spirits (Ps.51:17). You must let go of all your lawlessness. You must let go of your cherished false traditions and festivals. You must let go of your cherished talking in pentecostal- and charismatic-type tongues and let Yahweh give you real foreign languages so that you can preach the Besorah (Gospel) without the need of interpreters! You have got to immediately stop all the false 'spirit-slayings' of the heathen that the charismatics have adopted wholesale. It must end now! Because until you do, Yahweh cannot fill you with the New Things that He has purposed to do through you. It will be impossible. You have to lay every tradition at the foot of the cross and leave it there, never to take it up again. This must happen this Pesach (Passover) - it must happen today or you cannot enter into this great and marvellous work and anointing that Yahweh wishes to do amongst us over these next few days, building on the Aviv 9 Anointing. You cannot! And if you will not do these things, you must flee because the wrath of Elohim (God) will pursue and hound you for pretending to be a willing, submitted part of the Remnant when you are not.
Invasion of the Courtyard and Boarding the Ark
I started by telling you about the future but now I speak of today, because today is where it is all happening. Brethren and sisters, we are already under attack, and I can tell you that the invasion of the Courtyard has already started. I need to share an important vision with you - several, in fact. Before I do that, may I remind you that the boarding of the Ark began 5 days ago, on CC 2:10 (10th day of the second month of the Creation Calendar) or 28 April, the day the Paschal Lamb was selected for this Late Pesach (Passover). The door of the Ark closes in three days' time, the day after Late Yom haBikkurim (Day of Firstfruits), on the third day of Chag haMatzah (Feast of Unleavened Bread). Have you remembered that? Have you understood that? When that door closes, you're either onboard or not. You're either with us or against us. And I am not saying this to manipulate you - I hope you know that. Some may think I am sincere but deluded, but what more evidence do you need? Did not the Aviv 9 Anointing happen? Was not that a sufficient deposit of the Ruach (Spirit) to convince you that Yahweh is about to do a mighty thing amongst us? Alright, you may feel you have lost it, but I assure you it is there. Just turn away from the flesh and back into the Panim Yah'shua (Jesus) - the Face of Yah'shua (Jesus) - in the Sanctuary and you will see it is so. Frankly I do not care whether anyone believes me or not - you are free to come and go as you wish. No one is being spiritually or emotionally blackmailed. You may be right and I may be wrong. That is a distinct possibility. But you will be responsible for the choices you make and you must accept responsibility for the consequence of those choices.
Part 1 - VISION OF THE INVASION OF THE COURTYARD: THE DARK FOG
I told you that the Courtyard had already been invaded. Now I will tell you how I know that. What I am about to share with you now happened. It happened on the sixth day of the Jericho March, on CC 2:6 (24 April) early in the morning. A vision opened up to me and I found myself standing at a window of this house upstairs on the first floor (second floor in Scandinavia) looking out over our drive. There was this thick, black, impenetratable flog creeping very, very slowly towards this house, in the area representing the Courtyard of the Tabernacle. It was past the white concrete pillars that stand at the gate of this property. I could not see anything beyond it. Not a thing. As I saw it i was reminded of the darkness that struck Egypt:
The thick black fog in the vision had gone past the gates and was only a few yards from the house.
"Then Yahweh said to Moses, 'Stretch out your hand toward the sky so that darkness will spread over Egypt -- darkness that can be felt. So Moses stretched out his hand toward the sky, and total darkness covered all Egypt for three days. No one could see anyone else or leave his place for three days. Yet all the Israelites had light in the places where they lived" (Ex.10:21-23, NIV).
Creeping Darkness and Warfare Against the People
As I watched this I became aware of something very important, namely, that the judgment of Yahweh was necessarily not something sudden and dramatic - though it may well appear as such to those who come under its heavy hand - but was something very gradual, so slow, in fact, as to be inperceptible to all but those who are spiritually awake. This is very important to realise. This generation - at least a third of it, at any rate - is far more awake and conscious of the works of the Enemy than any other previously in history. So Satan has to work surrepticiously. He has to work craftily, in small increments, so as not be detected, like the frog slowly being boiled to death. Have you noticed how our liberties are being eroded little by little every day.
People are Asleep to the Very Real Danger: The Nepal Earthquake
People are so asleep they don't see it. Yet you have only got to compare the state of the world today with what it was a year ago to notice that there have been very great changes indeed. The United States is fighting for its very life, its very existence. Europe is doing the same. The Israelite nations are being judged first because they have so departed from the Besorah (Gospel). The West is in gross apostacy. Wickedness and immorality abound everywhere. But do nor relax if you are in Africa or Asia. Did you not see what happened in Nepal? That terrible earthquake, in the highest place on the earth - in the Himmalayas - was struck hard. It was a sign of what is to follow everywhere, starting in the high places of man's vain imaginings and idolatry. It began in a Hindu nation, in a country steeped in idolatry. It is but the beginning of the judgments that will afflict all nations, accross every ocean and in every continent. And it happened now, on the very doorstep of the Late Pesach (Passover). You feel compassion and sorrow for Nepal, as it right, but this is coming to the doorsteps of your own nations in divers way, man-made as well as caused by nature in upheaval as the earth responds to the cursings of the land caused by man's debased vileness and sin. It is a day of reckoning for all mankind.
The Ark is the Sanctuary
So I became aware of what this black fog represented. My own home was being used as a symbolic depiction of what is now happening though the photograph I took yesterday at sundown of part of the area I saw in vision makes we wonder (see picture at top). That's why you have to be on the Ark, the Ark is in the Courtyard as a Sanctuary, and the Courtyard is where you are not now supposed to be - you were supposed to have moved from it and into the Sanctuary/Ark at the beginning of this second Biblical month. So if you are still vacillating, now is the time to get on your face in mighty repentance and to get right with Yahweh! Time is fast running out for the Remnant being called and assembled. You must pin your colours to the mast of the Remnant or take your chances in your own boats. And if you do, I pray they are spiritually seaworthy or those boats may capsize.
Part 2 - THE VISION: THE GREAT PYRAMID OF THE KINGDOM ARISES
Back to the vision. So there I am standing at this little window upstairs in this house watching the black fog slowly creeping toward me. Then something extraordinary happens behind me. And though in the vision I am still facing the window and looking at the black fog, I am able to see from the vantage point of the one seeing the vision something suddenly and powerfully arise behind me. I see a pyramid arising through the floor from below me, but it is not your regular Egyptianm pyramid, but what is called a stepped-pyramid, like the ones commonly found in Meso-America though there are some to be found in Egypt and elsewhere around the world too. It was enormous! It arose suddenly and very high indeed so that it was towering above me. There was something on top of it but I am not permitted to share what that was right now, so please don't ask me.
The History and Meaning of Pyramids
Now I know that most believers have been told that pyramids are entirely 'pagan' and therefore unclean things. That is not correct. There are, of course, pagan pyramids. Lots of them. The Aztec and Mayan ones certainly were evil, and what happened on them (human sacrifice) was an abomination. The Egyptian ones were used for burying their Pharaohs and in the process hoped to be immortalised. But sacred geometry predated both the Meso-Americans, the Egyptians and even the ancient Greeks who had a mathemetical fascination in them. Indeed pyramids are to be found all over the world - in the Crimea, Indonesia, Bosnia and even under the sea in sunken cities of the Caribbean - there's one off, I believe, the Azores too. It is believed the ancient nephilim (human-fallen malak/angel hybrids) had something to do with them. Geometry and maths were, however, invented by the Creator, and we must never forget that. Satan simply took certain types and perverted their symbolism to mean something else .
PROPHETIC DREAM OF TROND STANDNES:
The Mountain in the Sea and the Arrival of the Kingdom
I have been shown several times that the pyramid symbolise a KINGDOM, a POWER and a TOQEF or AUTHORITY . What I saw arising bedind me was a symbol of the Kingdom of Yahweh-Elohim arising. Do you remember how we saw the White Horse Arising during the Great Dedication? This was a similar thing. This is the end-time Kingdom, over which the Remnant has been given the stewardship, arising out of obscurity. I can tell you when that Kingdom arrived because a Norwegian brother, Trond Standnes, saw it arrive the day before he met me and this work in a prophetic dream. This was back in about 1988 or 1989. I am going to let him tell you of his experience in his own words:
Meeting Yahweh's People
"There was a time when I both fasted and I prayed to my Heavenly Father, and one night dreamed this dream (I have previously not had the habit of remembering dreams, but this dream came like a bolt from the blue):
"I dreamed that I was in a waiting room with a handful of other men and women. It was evening and quite dark inside and outside the room. Two of the walls consisted of several large window panes. We had coats on and sat on some benches waiting for something that would happen outside the windows, and although none of us at the time was looking out of them, we knew there was sea out there. I knew all the people in the room, although I didn't notice their faces. Suddenly, a man stood up, looked out the window and said, 'Now you can see!', and then we all got up and looked out.
"I was filled with awe when I saw a giant mountain that towered up from the sea, and I knew it had come down from heaven. There was now only a small amount of water left in front of this black, frightening mountain, which was covered with snow on the top half. I was very scared and woke up immediately after the dream, and lay thinking about this mountain with awe, though I do not clearly understand why. But I knew that the mountain was placed there by El Elyon (Almighty God)."
Having shared this dream with me, a complete stranger, the spirit of prophecy so filled me that I knew what it meant instantly. He relates my interpretation in his own account:
Why a Stepped Pyramid?
"'"The mountain you saw is the Kingdom of Elohim (God). The fact that it was night means there is little time left before Elohim (God) establishes His kingdom on earth (the Millennium). The waters means that you have been deeply emotionally involved in your quest for the true Messianic Community. The window pane that you saw through means that there has been a veil of understanding between you and Elohim (God). The people you were with in the waiting room you must find out for yourself.'
"I knew who the people in this room were, and met some of them again a few days later..." 
Those people the early Messianic Evangelicals, or 'New Covenant Christians' as we were better known as back then nearly 30 years ago. And here we are today. The mountain is now arising out of the sea, about to be made visible, this time depicted as a stepped pyramid. And there is reason why it is a stepped pyramid. And that reason is because the power and toqef (authority) of that kingdom will only be given to the qodeshim (saints, set-apart ones) one step at a time, as they are ready to receive it, according to their emunah (faith) and according to their Torah- and tavnith-obedience and preparedness.
One Step at a Time
That was what I was trying to convey to you at the beginning - simple, broad steps at first, becoming higher and narrower over time. I did not count the number of steps there were but I am guessing they correspond to the years leading to the Second Coming - one step for every year. Every year, as we diligently and inwardly (spiritually) as well as outwardly (physically) gather for the festivals, including the special times appointed such as the Aviv Dedication and the Late Pesach (Passover), we shall be weighed and judged at the appointed times to see whether we have been found worthy to climb another step of the Great End-Time Sukkot (Tabernacles) Anointing. When the Remnant has reached the summit, Messiah will return. In the meantime, our emunah (faith) will be tested and stretched so that we can grow and become progressively matured. And with each mounting opposition, so there will be a gifting of power in the Covenant of Wonders (Miracles) that is integral to the work of the Remmant. Remember, the giftings are not for our pleasure or entertainment, but for service in the Kingdom. The implication is that we are to be 'sent out' as His witnesses.
All Three Festivals This One Time Only
So this was one vision I saw and it pertains to now - these immediate days. There is more I need to share with you but it can wait until tomorrow when we assemble for the Sabbath and the first day of the Late Chag haMatzah (Unleavened Bread). Incidentally, we wouldn't normally observe more than the Pesach (Passover) meal at this time and we are only observing Chag haMatzah, Yom haBikkurim and the extra sabbath because we were commanded to postpone our spring observances to the second month. Only one moed (appointment) is usually observed in the second month, and that is the Late Pesach (Passover) meal. I make mention of that in passing as it is quite important. In the future, when a Late Pesach, it will just be the meal on CC 2:14. And the reason for that, I believe, is that the Pesach (Passover) meal encapsulates all the other annual festivals which we then celebrate as echad (one) every time we take the Master's Supper.
The Two Van Staden Prayers
I said we would finish today with two prayers written by Brother van Staden which I can testify are most definitely inspired by the Ruach (Spirit) both for this occasion. I recommend you make daily use of them hereafter, or if not daily, then at least once a week every Sabbath and at a minimum once a month each Rosh Chodesh. So our thanks to Brother François for being on the ball and hearing what Yahweh wanted Him to contribute to this time. That is what I mean by everyone operating in the prophetic gift, each according to their gifting and maturity. I will let Brother François introduce them for us:
Engaging into Effective Spiritual Warfare:
Praying for the Remnant - Introduction
Principles for spiritual warfare: the Prayer
"As we all know, these times are critical for the protection of members of the Remnant against the onslaught of Satan and it is very important for us to pray correctly and effectively against such attacks. Please take note that you should not engage in spiritual warfare if you were not commanded by Yahweh to do so. You can only engage in spiritual warfare if your General-in-Command, Yah'shua (Jesus), has instructed you to do so.
"We have compiled a short spiritual warfare prayer which we found yielded effective results and breakthroughs. This prayer was compiled from a number of sources and is by no means the ultimate prayer for spiritual warfare. However, it worked well for us during the period of the Countdown. We hope that this prayer will have some value to our members."
Abba Yahweh, in the Name of Yah'shua the Messiah (Jesus Christ) of Nazareth, we declare that "no weapon forged against you [us] prevail, and [we] will refute every tongue that accuses [us]. This is the heritage of the servants of Yahweh, and this is their vindication from [us]," declares Yahweh" (Isa.54:17 NIV).
There are those who have been speaking and praying against us, or seeking harm or evil to us, or who have rejected us. We forgive them and having forgiven them, we bless them, "You have heard that it was said, 'Love your neighbour and hate your enemy'"(Mat 5:43 NIV), and "Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse" (Rom.12:14 NIV).
Abba Yahweh, we submit ourselves to You today in unreserved obedience. You Davar (Word) says, "Submit yourselves, then, to Yahweh. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you" (Jas.4:7, NIV). We now resist Satan and refuse to submit to his pressures, attacks, deceptions, and every instrument or agent he would seek to use against us today.
In Yah'shua' (Jesus') Name we resist Satan, drive him from us, and exclude him from us. We especially repel infirmity, pain, infection, inflammation, malignancies, allergies, viruses and every form of witchcraft. Abba Yahweh, we thank You that through the sacrifice of Yah'shua (Jesus) on the Cross, we passed out from under the curse and entered into the blessing of Abraham whom You blessed in all things ("He redeemed us in order that the blessing given to Abraham might come to the Gentiles through Yah'shua the Messiah (Christ Jesus), so that by faith we might receive the promise of the Ruach (Spirit)" - Gal 3:14 NIV, and "And Yahweh is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work." - 2 Cor.9:8, NIV).
We pray for special protection for each member of the Remnant and ask that You hide them from the Enemy. In the Name of Yah'shua the Messiah (Jesus Christ) we break all structures in the spiritual realm which have been brought up against every member of the Remnant. We break the structures into pieces in the Name of Yah'shua (Jesus) and we declare them null and void. Abba Yahweh, we ask that your Holy Fire consume the broken down structures. In the Name of Yah'shua the Messiah (Jesus Christ) we bind all demons and forces of the kingdom of darkness which were linked to these structures and we cast them into the abyss. We unbind and cleanse each member of the Remnant with the precious Blood of Yah'shua (Jesus).
We ask You now Abba Yahweh to cleanse the time and spaces we will occupy today with the precious Blood of Yah'shua the Messiah (Jesus Christ).
We pray this in the Name of Yah'shua the Messiah (Jesus Christ) our Saviour, Amen.
Prayer for Cleansing Land
Brother François has written this next prayer for the cleaning of the land on which we live and has appended these notes so what we are aware of what can and must be done:
Here is the prayer:
- 1. You pray from the angle of your stewardship you have over the land;
- 2. You can cleanse all that you own, control or rent;
- 3. By applying the Blood of the Lamb and your testimonies the land can be cleansed; and
- 4. We don't have to know about every detail of sin, iniquity or rebellion which was committed on the land. That is why you have to ask Abba Yahweh to open the Books from the beginning [In words, actions and attributes].
Abba Yahweh (God), in the Name of Yah'shua the Messiah (Jesus Christ) of Nazareth we stand before You today. Father, we have stewardship over this land and also the legal right to live on this land. We don't know who walked on this land. We don't know what they did from the beginning of time to the present, from the time the first human being committed sin on this land. Father, we ask You to open the Books from the beginning of time to identify every sin, iniquity and rebellion that has ever been committed on this land, and we now apply the Blood of Yah'shua the Messiah (Jesus Christ) of Nazareth to those sins so that they be cleansed from off this land. In the Name of Yah'shua the Messiah (Jesus Christ) of Nazareth, we command all demonic powers to leave this land now. Amen.
Brethren and sisters, we shall assemble for the Pesach Seder this evening. May it hold a new and special significance for us in the light of what has been said this morning. May Yahweh bless you and keep you until we assemble for this most qodesh moed (sacred appointment) then, in Yah'shua's (Jesus') Name. Amen.
Continued in Part 2
 The central or mother assembly of NCAY in Sweden
 See, What Actually is Scriptural Leaven?
 Properly, Yam Suf or Sea of Reeds
 See especially Samuel Waje Kunhiyop, 'Witchcraft' in Africa Bible Commentary: A One-Volume Commentary Written by 70 African Scholars (Wold Alive Publishers, Nairobi, Kenya: 2010), p.374
 See, for example, At Planet X Approaches...Is the USA About to Be Devastated? and Mega-Drought and the Judgment of California
 See A Question of Symbols and Magick
 See Zion's Pyramid and the Harvest and 'The MLT and NCAY Pyramids Compared' in Clean and Unclean I: Preparing for the Dedication
 'An Amazing Experience in Ytre Arna, Norway' in The Mountains Made Visible