Month 7:16, Week 3:1 (Rishon/Pesach), Year:Day 5940:192 AM|
2Exodus 3/40, Yovel - Year 50/50
Gregorian Calendar: Sunday 16 October 2016
Sukkot 2016 II
Cleansing the First Heaven
Continued from Part 1 (Sukkot 2016)
Continued from Part 1 (3 Heavens)
Chag sameach Sukkot kol beit Yisra'el and Mishpachah Lev-Tsiyon and welcome to the second day of the Festival of Tabernacles, and we welcome the Ruach haQodesh (Holy Spirit) amongst us again!
A Terrible Dream - Dead Men's Bones
Brethren and sisters, I woke up this morning after having a terrible dream. In the dream I was packing suitcases and one of them contained a dead persons's flesh and bones, each limb carefully wrapped in newspaper. When I awoke I was appalled and asked Yahweh what this dreadful dream could possibly mean, and He said to me, 'You are carrying dead men's flesh and bones'. And there and then I released all that baggage, which incidentally included kitchenware like knives and forks, things useless to the soul which we cannot in any case take with us when we die, things which had been my mother's - I was bringing them home from abroad in the dream, and Yahweh said, 'No. Give them to Me. You have no need of them.'
Recapitulating the Annual Festivals
Then I remembered that today, being the second day of Sukkot, corresponds to the second annual feast of Chag haMatzah or the Festival of Unleavened Bread in which we are commanded to get the sin out of our lives, as yesterday we recapitulated Pesach (Passover). Then it all started fitting together. What did we do yesterday? How did we begin? By sating 'No' to Satan and claiming back the lives that Yahweh had given to us with which to serve Him and not our flesh or the Enemy. We said, 'Enough. We want to break free,' just as the soul, realising its awful state, makes a decision for Yah'shua (Jesus), which is what Pesach (Passover) is all about as we start the journey to 'pass over' from 'Egypt' to the 'Promised Land' - from the land of lies, false religion and slavery to the New Jerusalem. Yesterday we chose to break free and choose to let go of all the dead baggage of sin.
Letting Go of the Baggage
At Chag haMatzah (Unleavened Bread) we covenent to purse a life of holiness or set-apartness by getting the leaven of sin out of our lives. This morning Yahweh showed me the baggage I was carrying - that useless, stinking, rotting junk we carry around with us, often from many generations as it is passed from parents to their children without their children even understanding or realising what it is they are receiving through the imitation of fears and all manner of sin-attitudes. It doesn't matter now neatly it is packaged - it's still junk. For me it was letting go of the dysfunctional baggage of my ancestors. I don't want it, I don't need it. You don't need yours. And today we must stand before Yah'shua (Jesus) and make the declaration that we are letting go of all of this trash by exercising emunah (faith) that He will do this, for He most assuredly does want to do this. It's why He died for us so that we would not have to carry these generational sin-loads any longer. And it's why He reminds every year at Chag haMatzah - and then again on the second day of Sukkot - to actually do it for real.
Doing It For Real
Last night I went to bed in a highly depressed and defeated condition, the state of the world and of mankind vividly portrayed to my soul, with the sense of hopelessness that comes of trying to do anything without Elohim (God). I could not pretend it was not there ... because that's how a 'believer' isn't supposed to be ... I had to admit that, in spite of previous declarations in emunah (faith), I still hadn't actually done it, and needed to recogsise it, in all its ugliness, and simply admit my helplessness. It's not for you or me to carry the world or any part there of! We're not Hercules, we're not Atlas. The job of carrying - of being burden-bearer - is the job of the Messiah, the Saviour, and to Him goes all the glory for carrying our sins and disposing of them. We will only be crushed to death under its unbearable burden if we insist on becoming little saviours ourselves for no man or woman can do this. We are not atoners and never can be, because we are not Elohim (God). We are creatures. We were created. There is no divinity within to be 'discovered' as the New Agers lie to us.
Therefore let us in our hearts, as individuals, as families and as a fellowship in Messiah, release all the baggage, declaring that we will not own the sin-baggage of our ancestors, not today, not ever. Instead we give it to Yah'shua (Jesus) in Yah'shua's (Jesus') Name. Amen!
Spiritual Warfare Enjoined
Today I have a short but very important message. My purpose is to unblurr hazy lines and make distict lines even more distinct. I want to continue in the vein in which we started our meeting yesterday (unrecorded) in which - both at the beginning and the end - we made a commitment to believe what Yahweh has said in Scripture concerning the toqef or authority He has given believers. We prayed against the spirit of defeatism which has, in some measure, led to much sickness amongst us which has hampered our ministry. No more. We want no more of that. We wish to concede nothing to the Enemy. But first we need to understand the spiritual 'playing field' and the rules that operate there.
The Three Heavens Revisited
To do this, we must return to the important doctrine of the three heavens and today we must clearly understand who has dominion over what.
The Dominion Mandate Given to Man
We start with the 'first heaven' or earth. As Creator, Yahweh has dominion over everything. Nevertheless, He assigns stewardships or temporary dominions/authorities. Concerning the earth, He has made very clear to whom dominion and toqef (authority) has been given:
Satan Cast Out of Two Sphere
"Then Elohim (God) said, 'Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion (rule, authority) over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.' So Elohim (God) created man in His own image; in the image of Elohim (God) He created him; male and female He created them. Then Elohim (God) blessed them, and Elohim (God) said to them, 'Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue (kabash) it; have dominion over (rule, authority) the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth" (Gen.1:26-28, NKJV).
Every single living creature is under the de jure (legal) dominion of mankind, not to do whateoever he wants, but to responsibly take care of them, within a legal Torah framework. This planet was originally Satan's domain that was removed from him as a result of his rebellion and abuse of power, not to mention the corruption of nature, for which reason the stewardship was completely removed from him and his fallen malakim (angels) and given to man. Not only were Satan and the the demonic legions expelled from earth, but they were also cast out of the 'third heaven' where Yahweh and the faithful malakim (angels) still live, though Satan still has access to the Heavenly Council in order to make accusations against man. Satan and his hosts now dwell in the 'second heaven', over which he has authority for now.
The Three Authorities
The diagram below shows the three heavenly domains and their respective authorities:
Invasion of the Body-Snatchers
Satan is, of course, furious and intensely jealous because what was originally his domain was given to Adam and his descendants instead. He furiously seeks to undermine man's authority and mandate on earth by feeding him lies upon lies. By persuading man to rebel against Yahweh, they are relinquishing their divine mandate and giving it to Satan by inviting the demonic hosts - albeit it unconsciously (save by devil-worshippers) down to the first heaven and into human bodies who then serve as their proxies. By this means, Satan is able to effect an invisible invasion - a literal 'invasion of the body-snatchers' - by cohabiting with their human hosts and steering them into serving their own diabolical agenda. On the opposite 'side', the righteous, in submitting to the authority of Yahweh through His Son Yah'shua (Jesus), are inviting the Ruach haQodesh (Holy Spirit) and righteous malakim (angels) down to the first heaven to assist them as they engage in spiritual warfare:
Origins of War and Sickness
Why do I mention all of this in these terms? Because mankind still has the dominion mandate. The Davar (Word) spoken originally by Yahweh is still good and valid and we have the divine right to exercise the dominion mandate over both living things and the earth itself. We can call upon supernatural assistance in this realm provided our requests are within the boundaries established by Torah. Believers must stand ready to engage in spiritual warfare against the demonic principalities operating through other human beings who have invited them down here through sinning. And that is why there is perpetual war and sickeness in this dimension.
The warfare we are to wage is to be conducted under the direction of the Ruach (Spirit) and not by our own will because angelic armies are required and can only be sent by Yahweh and the Council. When I said yesterday that one of the tasks of the Remnant was to direct armies, it was these angelic armies I was referring to - not by the will of man but by the will of Elohim (God) in support of the creation mandate given to man to subdue the earth and expell the invader.
Dealing With Bacteria and Viruses
We must begin this warfare with our own bodies. This includes making teshuvah (repenting) for breach of covenant (breaking of mitzvot/commandments) and expelling the demonic beings invited down here from the 'second heaven'. But it also includes taking dominion of those pathogens like destructive bacteria and viruses that cause disease and death. Though these are not named, they are most certainly included within the cache of "every living thing", remembering that much corruption has been introduced into the system because of both the Fall and man's tampering with life (such as GMO's).
From Body to Home
Adam's mandate and stewardship as the gardener and tender of Eden is extended planet-wise to his descendants. We start with our own bodies and then extend that authority and cleansing to the land which we own and have our homes on. The fact that governments may claim to own the land that has already been paid for by the citizen and claim tax on it is irrelevent as far as spiritual realities and legalities are concerned. The mandate was given to Adam and his legal heirs are those who walk in the Ruach haQodesh (Holy Spirit). Governments in some places even claim to own the rain and water on land, another violation, since all is ultimately Elohim's (God's).
Preparing and Cleansing the Land
At Sukkot (Tabernacles) we give thanks to Yahweh for the harvest - the fruit and bounty - of the land. As we prepare to go into economic collapse we have to be prepared to live off the land directly ourselves and that means preparing it not only physically (and acquiring the farming skills to manage it successfully) but preparing it spiritually also. There are distinct promises in Torah concerning the land and its fruitfulness to those who are obedient but before this can happen the terriorital spirits/demons must be removed. To this end we recommend you consult our deliverance website.
Yahweh's talmidim (disciples) are in a state of spiritual war 24/7 all their lives and even though this is, as I said yesterday, a time to celebrate, we have to be ready at a moment's notice to engage in such warfare. The Enemy is certainly not going to be taking a vaccation. Family heads need to be rebuking the spirits being invoked and channelled down to earth from the 'second heaven' during the current satanic Samhain or 'Halloween' activities by ensuring that their spiritual sukkah or covering is over their families. Much sickness is being released at this time of the year and we must step into the breach to reclaim our authority over pathogens by expelling them from our midst and out of our bodies. So we are going to pray now and at the end I ask you to declare your emunah (faith) in what is said by saying 'Amen' with real intent and meaning.
Father Yahweh-Elohim, we come before You today to thank You that You love us.
You invite us into Your presence where there is fullness of simcha (joy) (Ps.16:11).
We call upon you, Yahweh-Rafa, because You are our Healer (Ex.15:26).
Yah'shua the Messiah (Jesus Christ) nailed our infirmities - our sicknesses, diseases and pain, both physical, psychic and spiritual - to the Cross of Calvary two-thousand years ago.
We declare, in emunah (faith), that our physical bodies, our psychic bodies and our spiritual bodies, must now line up with your eternal emet (truth) (Is.53:5).
Your Davar (Word) says that by the stripes of Yah'shua (Jesus) we were healed (1 Pet.2:24). The Bible says that He Himself took our infirmities and bore our sicknesses (Mt.8:17).
Your Davar (Word) is health unto my whole soul and strength to my bones (Prov.3:8).
You have revealed that it is your will that we prosper and remain in health even as our hearts prosper in You (3 Jn.2).
You are the Elohim (God) who forgives all our iniquities and heals all our diseases (Ps.103:3), temporal as well as generational.
You said in Your Davar (Word) that the prayer of emunah (faith) - of simple believing and trusting - will save the sick and that the Master will raise them up, and if he has committed any sin it will be forgiven (Jas.5:15).
Today we therefore declare that Yah'shua (Jesus) is Master (Lord) over our bodies which are His temples and to everything therein.
We speak to every cancer, virus, pathological bacterium, disorder, myalgia and disease that afflicts mankind, and every and any other compromising enemy of our bodies, spirits and psyches, and the demonic spirits that may have gained access through sin, and declare that we are now coming under the destructive and redemptive power of Yahweh-Elohim.
We speak to everyone here assembled, at home and abroad, who has emunah (faith) and is in the emunah (faith), desiring to be obedient in all the things of Yahweh, and that we are, because of His Davar (Word) and promises, supernaturally being healed and are recovering in the mighty Name of Yah'shua the Messiah (Jesus Christ), so that we may now be fully released in power for Kingdom service. Amen!
Continued in Part 3