Month 1:1, Rosh Codesh, Year:Day 5941:1 AM|
Gregorian Calendar: Tuesday 28 March 2017
Alea Iacta Est - The Die is Cast
Chag sameach Rosh Chodesh and a blessed New Year - welcome to the month of Aviv, the month of blossoms and the first month of the year. Sunrise this morning also marked the end of the Year of Yovel or Jubilee which we will not see again for another half century and almost certainly not before the Second Coming of our Messiah. It may well have been the last Yovel of this dispensation and the very last opportunity for the nations to make teshuvah (repent) before judgment.
The Trump Presidency
I know many of you are wondering if the ascent of the Trump Presidency is going to make a difference to the outcome of the Judgments that we know have already started. Though Trump himself has made some good reforms they are too little and too late. I know we all had high hopes but as Yahweh showed me in recent vision, Trump's hands are tied and the only way they could have been released would have been if there had been national repentance, not to mention his bondage to Freemasonry.
Nationalism is Not Repentance
There has been a resurgence of populism, nationalism and patriotism but not of repentance. Without repentance the other two are vaccuous. Trump has not addressed key moral issues and the ones he has attempted to tackle, like mass pedophilia which in the USA alone accounts for hundreds of thousands of children disappearing annually who are used in barbaric satanic rituals by establishment leaders in the political and corporate worlds, have met - as they have every time an attempt to unmask and prosecute is made - with walls of silence and intimidation. There is a limit to what one man can do when the whole establishment is against him and when he is himself tied to it in so many ways.
The Wicked Will Not Escape
This does not mean that those in high places are going to get away with their wickedness, it just means that the peaceful means of doing so - through the rule of law - are in effect over. Though some prosecutions here or there may be successful, they will barely scratch the surface of the problem that is bringing such curses on the nations. Hoardes of guilty ones will escape the law but they will not escape Yahweh. In the absence of righteous and effective law-enforcement, judgment has to come by other means - the destructive and cleansing force of the fire of Yah:
Little Cause For Optimism
"Pangs of agony will seize them;
they will be in anguish like a woman in labour.
They will look aghast at one another;
their faces will be aflame.
See, the Day of Yahweh comes,
cruel, with wrath and fierce anger,
to make the earth a desolation,
and to destroy its sinners from it...
I will punish the world for its evil,
and the wicked for its iniquity;
I will put an end to the pride of the arrogant,
and lay low the insolence of tyrants" (Is.13:8b-9,11, NRSV).
I do not wish to prick any bubbles of optimism but I'm afraid I have to say that nothing substantially has changed. You may see some small changes here and there but the élites remain embedded in, and in firm control of, the 'Deep State', a euphemism for the evil power wielded by the shadowy government of the élites over the instruments of state and commerce. You will see continuing exposure and more repressive measures taken to keep the lid on the whole can of worms that is the satanic cabals.
The Die is Cast
I have titled today's address, 'Alea Iacta Est - The Die is Cast', spoken by Julius Caesar when he crossed the River Rubicon, thus irreversibly committing himself to civil war. Likewise the end of the Yovel (Jubilee), which concluded this morning, and the Sh'mittah (Sabbatical) the year before, also signals an irreversible act, the crossing of a river, and signals that a judicial decision has been reached in Heaven which cannot now be revoked, which must now be executed.
Nothing Can Stop the Judgment Now
Today the die is cast - today the decision of the Heavenly Court must begin to be carried out and nothing can halt it. The execution will not occur in a day, though there may be some very dramtic events indeed, but over several months and years that will lead, ultimately, to the Great Tribulation, the Second Coming and the Final Mishpat Yahweh or Judgment of Yahweh.
Relying on Supernatural Provision
That said - since we cannot sidestep it - we need to get our eyes off the world as it spirals into destruction and onto the One who controls the destiny of all nations in His hands. We must concern ourselves with witnessing, gathering and discipling, and learn to do it in the same way as the first apostles and evangelists did. We must start relying on supernatural provision as they did too and that means operating in Yahweh's will because only when we are in His will will He provide supernaturally.
For God's Work?
This must inevitably mean the end of todays's self-appointed 'apostles', 'evangelists', 'preachers' and 'teachers' who, when they discover they have no means to pay for their food, rent, materials, employees, etc., and the bills start piling up, begin begging for donations 'for God's work' which is in reality their own.
No Begging Allowed
They seem to miss that vital truth that you never see anyone in the Bible begging for the provisions of Yahweh's work. There is simply no precedent for this method of operation. In fact, the Bible characterises begging as an act of the wicked and never of the just:
"May [the wicked man's] children wander about and beg; may they be driven out of the ruins they inhabit" (Ps.109:10, NRSV).
"I have been young, and now am old, yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken or their children begging for bread" (Ps.37:25, NRSV).
Yah'shua (Jesus) never told us to freeload off others nor beg for money for 'God's work'. If you believe the Scriptures and are doing what Yahweh wants you to do in the work of the Kingdom, then you will not live in a perpetual state of financial emergency. Yes, you may have to cut back and cut out the non-essentials and live a simpler life but you will not be forsaken.
Theological Works in Progress
Now I know that the Remnant is both scattered and diverse at the present. I would love to see uniform belief and practice in the details but that is not the reality because we are not only works in progress ourselves but we are also theological works in progress too.
Curse of the Charismatics
So many are still clutching on to the dead doctrines of men - doctrines that give no chayim (life) even if they may give a psychic kick that seems like spiritual chayim (life) at the time. The curse of the charismatics is still not burned out of the Remnant. And until it is, instead of the Everlasting Besorah (Gospel) we shall be administering a counterfeit psychic one - no doubt saying the right things, more or less, but still not operating out of the Ruach (Spirit).
Which Gospel Do You Preach?
The old ways of the churches have to be unlearned so the Sukkot Anointing can find a true home with the junk swept out that once cluttered it. So make your mind up which 'gospel' you intend to embrace and preach and stop congratulating one another over the false gifts:
A Change of Lifestyle Mandated
"Then I saw another malak (angel) flying in midair, and he had the eternal Besorah (Gospel) to proclaim to those who live on the earth - to every nation, tribe, language and people. He said in a loud voice, 'Fear Elohim (God) and give Him glory, because the hour of His judgment has come. Worship Him who made the heavens, the earth, the sea and the springs of water" (Rev.14:6-7, NIV).
We have also got to learn to stert living differently, not just for the duration of the 'collapse' but permanently. The old lifestyle is something we must let go of for good. And I don't just mean spiritually but temporally too.
A Principle to Abide By
Abide by the principle of not doing anything unless you actually have the means to do so. The Kingdom of Yahweh does not operate on credit like Babylon does. Yah'shua (Jesus) taught that the commander an army going out to battle carefully weighs the odds to make sure he could actually accomplish the task. If he sees that he cannot, he must come to an accommodation.
Do not exceed your means. Do not be so foolish as to "freely give" because you have "freely received" and expect someone else to finance you because you gave more than you could afford. Then you become a beggar and expect someone else to accept the responsibility of covering the debt you got into because of your imagined 'generosity' not to mention 'revelation' - how many cover their folly by claiming 'God told me' to do so and so and then imagine 'God' will tell someone else to cover for them when they get in debt?
A Commandment For a Specific Action
So many ministers forget that Yah'shua (Jesus) ended the mitzvah (commandment) to go out without "purse, bag or sandals" (Luke 22:35, NIV). That mitzvah (commandment) was temporary and to teach a point to the first talmidim (disciples). In fact, He told missionaries to be armed if they needed to be:
The Default Commandment is Be Prepared
"Then Yah'shua (Jesus) asked them, 'When I sent you without purse, bag or sandals, did you lack anything?' 'Nothing,' they answered. He said to them, 'But now if you have a purse, take it, and also a bag; and if you don't have a sword, sell your cloak and buy one'" (Luke 22:35-36, NIV).
Now that is not to say He might not again tell someone by direct revelation for a particular mission to go "without purse, bag or sandals" but unless He does, the default now is to properly finance the work - without begging - and make sure you can defend yourself. I guarantee after the Collapse that you will absolutely have to evangelise thus prepared because the world you are going to face will be dangerous.
There are specific tasks and general tasks and these must never be confused. Personally I believe that what Yah'shua (Jesus) called the Seventy (or Seventy-Two) evangelists to do will be re-commanded but until there is unmistakable revelation to do this, the default is to take provisions and protection. Don't make false assumptions. That means proper planning ahead, fend for yourselves, earn and carry money (as Paul did - Ac.18:3) and take protection. Don't make this someone else's responsibility because you were presumptuous.
The Times Will Come Again
When the times comes to repeat what the 70 (or 72) did, the miracles will accompany you. But until then, do not needlessly expose or endanger yourselves or others who look up to you for leadership. Rather "endure to the end" (Jas.5:11) like all other believers and don't give people false hopes. We must be patient and obedient. This is wisdom. Then you won't make the mistakes of those of the 'Rhema School' who assume (falsely) that every local or personal mitsvah (commandment) given by Yah'shua (Jesus) was absolutely and unequivocally for them without clear witness from the Ruach (Spirit). I think of those Korean believers who crossed a raging river, believing they could walk on water like Peter, and all drowned.
The 'Tossed Salad' Remnant
For now, the Remnant is like a 'tossed salad': individual identities and differences in belief exist and persist, and may remain crisply separate, while joining in a harmonious blend of good will and shared intents. Realise, though, that this is only temporary. The Remnant does has to come to true echad (oneness) at some point but that won't be as an uncooked salad but like a soup in a very hot 'melting pot' where blending has to take place. Only divine fire will accomplish that. And that is in part what tribulation is for.
So get ready for 'melt-down', brethren and sisters. A huge spiritual and temporal shift has started to take place of today. Be prepared for both some huge surprises and challenges. Yahweh is working and He is working well. Yield to Him, and watch Him change you. Whether you remain as a tossed salad or become a hot soup is up to you, of course. We're definitely in the echad soup business here but only Yahweh can do the blending. We are on the move again here at NCAY. Have a blessed New Year in Him. Amen.
Comments from Readers
 "Pastor, the inspiring word you gave us is appreciated. Thank you" (AMN, South Africa, 28 March 2017)