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Gregorian Calendar: Monday 5 April 2016
Chag haMatzah IV 2016
5. Vision of East Coast USA
and Zebulon in South Africa
Continued from Part 4
Chag haMatzah sameach mishpachah and welcome to the fourth day of the feast. Like yesterday, this is a report from a prayer and discussion assembly in which we discuss new visions, revelations and insights followed by prayer as moved by the Ruach (Spirit).
Vision of the Crescent Over the Eastern American Seaboard
Around 7.30 am this morning, while lying quietly on my bed and not thinking about anything in particular, a vision opened up to me of a vision of a map of the east coast of the United States. A large stationary crescent lay on the map, its upper tip extending from Long Island, new York City to its lower tip which envelloped Florida, with its locus in the western Atlantic Ocean. The entire coastline between these two points was enclosed within the crescent. As I looked closely at the crescent, I could see thousand upon thousands of what looked like black dots (though at first I thought they were people) moving aimlessly around the area covered by the crescent. There was considerable activity inside it but none on the outside of the crescent. It was as though this was an exclusion zone of some sort into which nothing could enter and from which nothing could leave. The area encompassed, as far as I could tell, Long Island, New Jersey, Washington DC, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, North and South Carolina, georgia and Florida with perhaps parts of Pennsylvania and some other neighbouring states.
Interpreting the Vision in Part
I cannot, at this stage, say exactly what this means because Yahweh has not told me. My impression was that this somehow represented a zone of entrapment and therefore, presumably, to be avoided. About all I can do at this time is to note that this zone contains two of the the three places in the USA that absolutely needed to be avoided (and therefore evacuated) by the Remnant because of the extreme danger they will come to pose to both life and limb, namely, New York City and Washington DC (the third, not in this area, being Southern California).
Yahweh's Mystery Revelation
As I lay in complete stillness trying to make sense of this vision for a few minutes, asking Yahweh to reveal His will for me for this day, I heard Him, say: "EPHESIANS ONE, NINE EIGHT". What was unusual was that, like Jacob reversing his hands on Manasseh and Ephraim to give the firstborn blessing to the younger instead of the elder, Yahweh here reversed verses 8 and 9, instricting me to read them in reverse order:
The Meaning of Mysterion
"9. And He (Yahweh) made known to us the mystery (secret) of His will (pleasure) which He purposed in Messiah (Yah'shua/Jesus) 8. that He lavished on us with all wisdom and [spiritual] understanding" (Eph.1:9,8, NIV).
The "mystery" (mysterion) herein referred to by the apostle Paul is not usually understood to be a new doctrine per se but rather "a penetrating insight gained through a combination of scripture and reflection on the gospel" , in other words, the gift of revelation:
New Depths for the Remnant
"A mystery for [Paul] was not a different thing, a separate category of knowledge from 'ordinary' Christian truth. The term became, rather a way of flagging up the fact that some aspect of the gospel conveyed (a) a startling perspective on reality which other worldviews would not have imagined, (b) a perspective which would transform the faithful beholder and (c) a perspective which would join up the dots in the otherwise opaque eschatological plan of God" .
As in 1 Corinthians 15:15, the "mystery" was not something completely different truth to the teaching he gave in the preceding 50 verses on the future bodily resurrection of man based on the bodily resurrection of Yah'shua (Jesus) Himself. Rather it was "a new angle of vision on the same point" . Thus when "mystery" is being spoken of in Scripture, some 'new esoteric truth' is not necessarily being pointed to but rather a new depth on what has already been revealed in Messiah. In analysing a parallel "mystery" passage in Romans 16:23, A.G.Roth, who works from the Aramaic New Testament MSS, believes that "the gelyana d'araza or "revelation of the mystery" refers to the Spirit of Mashiyah (Messiah) living within the inner person of each soul"  in the form of the seven abilities, faculties or giftings that operate within the Messianic Community:
The Seven Giftings of the Mystery
"We have different gifts, according to the grace (undeserved loving kindness, unmerited favour) given us [by Yahweh]. If a man's gift is prophesying, let him use it in proportion to his emunah (faith). If it is serving (ministering), let him serve; if it is teaching, let him teach; if it is encouraging (consoling, exhorting), let him encourage; if it is contributing (giving) to the needs of others, let him give generously; if it is leadership (ruling), let him govern diligently ("with energy" - KNT); if it is showing mercy ("doing acts of kindness" - KNT), let him do it cheerfully" (Rom.12:6-8, NIV).
The "mystery", therefore, is a deepened awareness of Messiah in us and the empowering that we receive, through His grace and by our emunah (faith), that leads us into one or more of seven giftings:
The Purpose of the Giftings
- 1. Prophesying;
- 2. Serving, ministering;
- 3. Teaching;
- 4. Encouraging, consoling, exhorting;
- 5. Contributing, giving, sharing;
- 6. Leadership, ruling; and
- 7. Showing mercy, doing acts of kindness.
These things will occur in greater depth and with increasing frequency as the surrendered and overcoming Remnant is taken into the deepest chambers of the Heart of our Elohim (God), and it has been His will and great pleasure to have already given us many insights into His Ruach (Spirit) through Yah'shua (Jesus). And indeed, if we care to look back and see what we have been given, would it not be true to say that He has "lavished us" with considerable "wisdom and understanding" (Rom.1:8, NIV), not so that we might parade this or consume it upon our lusts but for the express purpose of inviting believers and unbelievers alike into the richness of His depths that we might be thus equipped to prophesy, minister, teach, encourage, share, lead and show mercy and by these means bring glory to He who sits upon the Throne! For they have not been given to bring us glory nor are they for the purposes of 'advertising' or 'selling' a ministry or church.
The Three Tribal Secrets
Brother Ljungstrand believes that this revelation goes even further than this and suggested that there is a mystery or secret that has been reserved for the Remnant which the Enemy knows nothing about. And because of his ignorance, notwithstanding the thoroughness and minutest detail he has gone into formulating his plan to overthrow the world and turn it into his domain, he is running blind in at least three major areas which the Josephite Remnant alone possesses knowledge and understanding of. Brother Ljungstrand reminded us of the the discussions we had during the Great 2015 Dedication, when we looked at the 12 gem stones of the Breatplate of the Cohen Gadol (High Priest), 9 of which Lucifer has intimate knowledge but 3 of which - corresponsing to the Joseph Tribes of Ephraim, Manasseh and Benjamin - he is completely ignorant and in the dark. He is of the belief, and I absolutely concur, that these mysteries are sealed up in spirits of those truly regenerated of these tribes in the Remnant. These "mysteries" or "secrets" are 'unrevealable' by words, cannot be taught by word of mouth, but can only be communicated by means of the Ruach haQodesh (Holy Spirit) in living esh (fire). Indeed, they manifest in this esh (fire), which is the proof of their presence, not the factoids of 'information' so beloved by messianics which is pridefully used by many of them to advertise their dead, intellectual 'authority'.
A Word for the Boers of South Africa
Finally, I wish, for the sake of our Boer brethren in South Africa, I wish to make known a little more the favour that Yahweh is about to pour out on the contrite and repentant of the Tribe of Zebulon in South Africa. They were oppressed by my people (Ephraim, Britain), then they oppressed their African brethren in the Apartheid period, and now they are being oppressed in their turn according to the law of sowing and reaping (Job 4:8). But now there is a calling and a promise:
The Sweden-South Africa Axis of Gathering
"Those who sow in tears
will reap with songs of simcha (joy).
He who goes out weeping,
carrying seed to sow,
will return with songs of simcha (joy),
carrying sheaves with him"
In the the flesh, they face a bleak future, but it is my task, and that of my co-workers in South Africa, to announce that the awakening of the Tribe of Zebulon begins here, in South Africa, to later move out to their ancestors in Holland when that country is oppressed along with the rest of Europe. Together with us here in Sweden, a nation now rapidly collapsing, we are to form the main axis of renewal and gathering of the Twelve Tribes of Messianic Israel.
No Colour Barriers in the Gospel
For those South Africans reading this I wish you to also know that there is a calling and arising to take place in all the races of South Africa. Yahweh is no respector of persons but He must -- and shall -- gather in an orderly manner according to Tribal characteristics. Zebulon is not, in any case, simply white Boers and white Dutchmen, but is mixed in with many races, including coloureds and blacks. The blood of Abraham is mixed together with all the nations of the earth! We are a mixed company, one and all. Yahweh cares not a fig as to the colour of your skin but as to the character of your heart!
These, then, have been some of the revelations, discussions and deliverations of this fourth day of Chag haMatzah. May you be blessed in Yah'shua our Messiah (Jesus Christ). Amen.
 N.T.Wright, Paul and the Faithfulness of God: Christian origins and the Faithfulness of God (SPCK, London: 2013), Parts III & IV, p.1233
 Ibid., p.1234
 Andrew Gabriel Roth, Aramaic English New Testament, Netzari Press, USA: 2012), p.496, foornote #95