Month 6:9, Week 2:1 (Rishon/Pesach), Year:Day 5940:156 AM|
2Exodus 3/40, Yovel - Year 50/50 - Teshuvah 9/39
Gregorian Calendar: Saturday 10 September 2016
Soldier of Yahweh
Mobilising for Home Defence
Cahn Announces Collapse Date
It's official - the collapse is going to take place on 27 September...or so says Messianic Jewish Rabbi Jonathan Cahn, author of the bestselling books, The Harbinger and The Mystery of the Shemitah, who is just about to release a new tome, The Book of Mysteries.
I personally have no idea whether the collapse will occur on 27 September, 1 October or any other date - I just know it is coming very, very soon and that 1 October (Yom Teruah 2016) is of critical importance in terms of preparedness. Since Cahn has made mistakes of this kind before (because he uses the Rabbinical Calendar and not the biblical Creation Calendar), I should be cautious about his date-setting. Nevertheless, he could be right. The important thing is that you should be ready (food, water, medicine, weapons, etc.) by now anyway.
Do You Know How to Use Your Provisions?
It's important that you and your family start having drills or practice runs so that you know how to react to an emergency situation. How good is your First Aid? As a family, can you coordinate the use of weapons, in a military fashion? Have you worked out daily rations of food, how much water for drink, flushing toilets, washing, etc.? Are your walkie-talkies in order? (Communication is vital). Have you practiced escape routes? Do you have a plan for a radioactive alert (you should have a small Geiger Counter so that you can stay under cover until the worst is over and be taking potassium iodide). Have you figured out how to do laundry? Do you know your contingency plans for the depths of winter? How will you keep warm?
The Israelite Example
A small number of people with limited resources can withstand and overcome overwhelming odds by discipline, planning and of course confident emunah (faith) in Yahweh's provisions when they are acting in obedience to the instructions of the Ruach (Spirit). But He won't usually do what we can do for ourselves. When Israel fought enemy armies, sometimes He supernaturally took care of things so they didn't have to shoot a single arrow or wield a single sword, but more often than not they had to fight, make sacrifices, and trust Him for the outcome. The truly obedient leaders consulted with the nevi'im (prophets) to know whether they should go to battle or not. Sometimes they were commanded to come to terms with the Enemy if the odds were overwhelmingly against them and if they were in a state of apostacy. I pray none of you find yourselves in the latter situation because whilst you may save your life, you will find yourself in a position of servitude.
The Battle of Rorke's Drift
I have personally always found the Battle of Rorke's Drift (1879) inspirational, about which a movie was made called Zulu (1964). In it a force of 150 soldiers, many of whom were already wounded, held off a superior force of 4,000, thanks to good leadership, weaponry, tactics and raw courage . You and your family need to start planning and practicing routines, if you haven't already done so, so that you can operate as a single military-like unit. Are we not likened to "a good soldier of Messiah Yah'shua (Jesus)" (2 Tim.:3, NIV; also see Philem.2)?
Being a Good Soldier
In soldiering training and leadership is vital with clearly delineated lines of authority, things which should be second nature to Torah-obedient members of a family. If you don't have those clearly established, you had better repent, sit down with your family, explain the importance of divine tavnith and get it established pronto. The divinely-appointed line of command is vital in emergency situations. In retrospect, I am so glad now I had army training in Britain and Germany.
The wishy-washy, liberal believers are the ones who are going to fall apart. They will either flee or try to 'feed the crocodile' in the hope that they will be eaten last. And eaten they most certainly shall be. Lawless, wishy-washy Christianity isn't going to work during a collapse scenario. The feminists and others will be eaten for breakfast for our enemies will not be showing much in the way of mercy. We will love them in our hearts, so as mot to have our spiritual lives compromised, but we will not bring them under the tent of Messianic Israel.
You might not want to hear about soldiering in peace time but you'll be grateful for its training when the peace is rudely shattered. So get kitted up, inwardly and outwardly, walking in confidence and tiqveh (hope), trusting in your Fortress who is both within you and round about you.
"Yahweh of hosts (armies) is with us;
The Elohim (God) of Jacob is our refuge"
 I make no political judgments here, in spite of being British, and acknowledge the bravery of the Zulu people as well as the fact that the war was imperialistic. (Earlier the Zulus had beaten the British at the Battle of Isandlwana). I could have chosen any number of examples where bravery and discipline won the day. I mean nothing disparaging to my Zulu friends in using this illustration though I might mention the imperialism of Zulu King Shaka kaSenzangakhona if any of them try to point a finger at my people!