Month 11:1, Rosh Chodesh, Year:Day 5941:296 AM|
Gregorian Calendar: Wednesday 17 January 2018
Rosh Chodesh XI
The 1914 Prophetic Warnings
Chag sameach Rosh Chodesh kol beit Yisra'el and Mishpachah and welcome to this prophetic New Moon assembly for the beginning of the 11th month of the divine calendar. May our petition be, as we approach Yahweh for a Davar (Word) be that of King David:
From Faith to Shoes: The Hour is Late
"Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Thy sight, O Yahweh, my Rock and my Redeemer" (Ps.19:14, RSV).
Brethren and sister, the hour is now very, very late. I speak not of the hour before the Second Coming and Day of Yahweh, which are some years off yet, but of the penultimate judgment which I have been warning you about for some years now. Indeed, three mornings ago as I awoke I heard Elohim (God) say, quite distinctly, "FROM FAITH TO SHOES", meaning that having faith in this end-time message, which I have now been sharing for many years, is now no longer enough - we now have to walk it and share it.
Yahweh is About to Destroy
When Lot, aware of the judgment that was coming to Sodom and Gomorah, spoke to his prospective sons-in-law, his words were received in a way that is typical of that stubborness and unbelief that comes out of the pride of the flesh:
Today is the Day of Salvation
"'Up, get out of this place, for Yahweh is about to destroy the city.' But he seemed to his sons-in-law to be jesting" (Gen.19:14, RSV).
May I at once assure my listeners and readers that I am not jesting, not have I once jested, concerning the warnings I have issued about collapse and war. Five or more years ago my message may have sounded ridiculous to most but today it is far more credible. Just because Yahweh has been generous in giving us time to prepare does not mean that He has forgotten His warnings, nor does it mean that I have made all of these things up. The call to get right with Yahweh and to so save your soul is, of course, relevant no matter when. Salvation should never be postponed, no matter what, because our choice for or against it determines what kind of eternal future we're going to have. We none of us know when we will be taken home. Therefore:
The Unpredictability of Life
"I tell you, now is the time of Elohim's (God's) favour, now is the day of salvation" (2 Cor.6:2, NIV).
I know some of you in the last year have lost friends and family about your own age. Their passing has come as quite a shock and is a constant reminder of our mortality and of the tenuousness of physical existence. So you know just how unpredictable life can be. We are none of us guaranteed a fixed span of years.
But unbelief is, alas, a rather predictable response of the flesh to the Divine Message, and the flesh leads us to think that our way is best, or at least it leads others to think that; so, typically, we refuse to give in. Stubbornness is not, in any case, a respector of others' thoughts and ideas. When we know what Elohim (God) wants of us and refuse to do it, whatever it may be, we show our stubborn, rebellious nature against Yahweh. Stubbornness, in case anyone is in any doubt, is being unyielding, obstinately refusing to move, refusing to change. It is hardened resistance to others and to Yahweh Himself. Not only that, but stubbornness usually keeps us from doing what is best for us, and so in the end we just hurt ourselves.
How Much Evidence Do You Need?
How many of you have been stubborn in regard to the prophetic warnings which have been given many, many times now? How many of you still haven't seriously started getting in a store of food, water, medication, fuel, protection and got a place of refuse outside urban areas? How much more evidence do you need that conditions in the world are moving in the direction of collapse and war? Isn't the collapse Venezuela and other countries like it enough? Stubbornness is refusing to admit the emet (truth) even in the face of overwhelming evidence. Many are likewise resisting the life-saving doctrines of the Kingdom because they don't want the ways of Yahweh, but prefer their traditions, the ways they have always done things.
Two Ways to Respond
Yet there are two ways those who do respond affirmatively can respond. The first way is based on the desire for self-preservation and the preservation of our families - it's hedging your bets 'just in case'; the second, is based on the conviction of the emet (truth) of what Yahweh is saying as the result of purity and and the pursuit of an active prayer life, and is therefore a response first and foremost of obedience to the Divine Will. Both types of person will be saved - and that is better than not being saved, obviously - but only the pure and obedient are saved to prosperity in simcha (joy) in the day of crisis. But at least the one moved by self-interest will survive to live another day, even if he lives in fear.
Consecration and Purification
One of my jobs is to prophetically warn. The other is to consecrate that part of the Remnant called to this work that they may purify themselves (2 Cor.7:1; Jas.4:8) and so be prepared for service. As it is written:
A Time of Garment-Washing
"So Moses went down from the mountain to the people, and consecrated the people; and they washed their garments" (Ex.19:14, RSV).
This waiting time has been - or ought to have been - an intense period of garment-washing, of getting sin out of your life and communing with Elohim (God). I don't know what you have all individually being going through but I can say that for me personally it has been a time of very intense, hard and somethmes frightening purification. Some of you may have been thrashed to within an inch of your lives. Yahweh has had to take me personally to the very borders of health and life in order to get my full attention. It has not been, and continues not to be, any fun, but you won't regret it.
Handling Other People Patiently
Our inter-personal relationhips have perhaps been the most challenged of all. When we aren't dealing with one another rightly it's often because we are not properly related to Yahweh. We may think we are but 'the test of the pudding is in the eating' of the way we handle other people, particularly those who may not see as clearly as we do or who have problems hearing the Davar Emet (Word of Truth). If you have been frustrated with the stubbornness or ignorance of others, particularly loved ones, recollect the Torah injunction:
Still Need of Maturation
"You shall not curse the deaf or put a stumbling block before the blind, but you shall fear your Elohim (God). I am Yahweh" (Lev.19:14, RSV).
Don't be impatient because others have not come as far as you have in your spiritual maturity or understanding of the Besorah (Gospel). We are all blind and deaf to some extent, else we wouldn't still have need of maturation, and we all know that's a lifetime's journey. Be longsuffering and patient (1 Cor.13:4ff.; Gal.5:22), even as Yahweh is with us. Give people the time to work out their salvation, even as you have received it of others who have likely been frustrated or annoyed with you. (Don't we all fail in this one sometimes?!)
Don't Claim to Be Yours What You Have Not Been Given
Do not claim credit for what Yahweh has given another man in order to seek glory or a following for yourself. We each have our spiritual inheritances over which we, and we alone, are stewards. More than once I have caught ministers borrowing my teachings and sermons and making them out to be their own, in order to impress their flocks, no doubt. To be sure, sometimes we forget to credit those we borrow material form, and that is only natural, but to deliberately claim a revelation you have not been given simply makes you a dishonest shepherd. Yahweh cannot use such men in the leadership of the Remnant because they will fall down at critrical moments and not be able to lead the people by revelation. Thus:
Don't Touch Boundary Markers
"In the inheritance which you will hold in the land that Yahweh your Elohim (God) gives you to possess, you shall not remove your neighbour's landmark, which the men of old have set" (Dt.19:14, RSV).
Stick to your calling, to your area of expertise given to you by Yahweh by grace, so that all may operate and meld together in their respective giftings as a single Body the echad (oneness) way Yahweh designed us to be. Leave the boundary markers of your sphere of giftedness where they are and do not claim what was not given to you. That is how false nevi'im (prophets) and teachers are born and why they come to lead their flocks astray.
You're Not Alone
Also never assume that you are alone. You may think you are the only one operating in a particular gift or calling but I tell you most assuredly that there are others with with the same gifting and revelation with whom, at some point, you will have to cooperate in order for Yahweh to get maximum effect from you all. Thus the navi (prophet) Elijah said:
Isolated is Not Good
"'I have been very jealous for Yahweh, the Elohim (God) of Heaven; for the people of Israel have forsaken Thy covenant, thrown down Thy altars, and slain Thy nevi'im (prophets) with the sword; and I, even I only, am left; and they seek my life, to take it away" (1 Ki.19:14, RSV).
Well, I'm here to tell you that you're not alone, that there are others who are thinking the same things! And though Yahweh can, and may possibly, use you separately from others, there is greater strength in numbers. Companies of qodeshim (saints, set-apart ones) are better than isolated individuals, which is why we are to operate in congregations or spiritual families. Don't flatter yourself into thinking that you are an 'extra special' John the Baptist or Elijah when you may not be, and are cutting yourself off from blessings in keeping yourself to yourself. Don't rob yourselves and others of blessings. And though most, if not all, of the Remnant must have wilderness wanderings for the purpose of purification, they are never intended to be permanent, with very, very rare exceptions. We weren't made to be alone.
Going to Yahweh For Counsel
Of course, there are times when we have to get our counsel solely from Yahweh without the help of others. A lot of you are facing some extremely hard choices and know they cannot get counsel or answers from other men or women. King Hezekiah faced such a time, you will remember, when the mighty Assyrian army surrounded his capital, threatening to destroy it and his kingdom. We read:
"Hezekiah received the letter from the hand of the messengers, and read it; and Hezekiah went to the House of Yahweh, and appeared before Yahweh" (2 Ki.19:14, RSV).
Decisions which you may perhaps have been postponing, because you can find no suitable human advisors, need now to be taken by your appearing before Yahweh alone and really trusting Him. Every head of household must habitually do this because he is supposed to, as the cohen (priest) of his wife (or wives) and children. You have got to do this, and if you are a single mother, or indeed a single adult without a spiritual family, you will need to do the same if for no other important reason than to find out to which spiritual family or congregation you are to go. And though some of the stronger ones may make it alone to the eventual places of gathering, most will only manage to do so by means of joining with other groups with whom they may enjoy blessed companionship and can journey in greater safety. For as Job was to discover in his time of trial and tribulation:
Leaving the Persistently Disobedient Behind
"My kinsfolk and my close friends have failed me; the guests in my house have forgotten me" (Job 19:14, RSV).
If you go to unbelievers or disobedient believers, then they're not Remnant material, and they will only counsel you to destruction, which is where they themselves are headed. So you need to know early on who is Remnant material and who is not. I expect some of you have been shocked to see some they thougtht were of the Remnant abandoning true teachings and making compromises in order to please or find imagined safety amongst kinsfolk and close friends. It is to be expected and you will see more of it as false Remnanteers reveal who they really are. I know how often I have been severely disappointed. It will be painful but you cannot remain with them and so be led into the pits into which they have chosen to fall. Warn, entreat and invite but if they will not come with you, you must move on without them and go to the place Yahweh has directed you to. Staying in Sodom just before the brimstone descends is not an option for the wise.
Wolves in Sheep's Clothing Everyhwere
Please also be very careful with false prophets. Only recently a sister shared with me how she and her family were deceived by a wolf in sheep's clothing. They sold up and left their lives behind in order to gather with him. He lied to them and effectively used them for slave labour. Only by the miraculous interventions of Yahweh did they make their escape but not before they nearly lost their lives. I know of groups who have 'headed for the hills' only to find that the 'shepherd' was not guided by the Ruach (Spirit) but by his own faulty scriptural calculations. People had likewise sold up but the prophetic timetable he shared turned out not to be prophetic. People burned in that way rightly become sceptical but unfotunately can become so turned off that when a true man of Yahweh tells them to gather, their default will be to ignore him. There are wolves everywhere which is why you have got to seek Yahweh with all diligence and get to know Him. Not all of these people will have malicious intent, mind you - many are just honestly deceived because they made false assumptions and believed in wrong teachings.
Battles to Fight and Win
Those who are following Yahweh and not the flesh of man may in any case find themselves in dangerous situations in their journeyings but the result of their battles will be assured in their favour:
Selecting Yahweh's Selection of Spouse
"So Joab and the people who were with him drew near before the Syrians for battle; and they fled before him" (1 Chr.19:14, RSV).
Yielding to Yahweh's choice for marriage companions is essential if you don't want your family and heart torn down the middle, for one who is not in Yahweh or submitted to His will in all things will draw you away from safety and, like Lot's wife, who hankered after her former life, risk destruction. Therefore, as it is written:
"House and wealth are inherited from the fathers, but a prudent wife is from Yahweh" (Prov.19:14, RSV).
A carnal husband will lead you and your children to destruction in these dangerous times and an imprudent wife will distract from the Kingdom and drain him of time, energy and resources in her carnal desires to be pleased. What will happen to such a woman?
Families While the World Staggers and Reels
"Yahweh has mingled with her a spirit of confusion; and they have made Egypt stagger in all her doings" (Is.19:14, RSV).
The world will stagger and reel in the imminent time of confusion, collapse and destruction, and those who follow after the world's way will do the same. Therefore choose the partners Yahweh has chosen for you even if at first the match may seem unlikely or impossible. Yahweh knows best. Otherwise family life will be all but impossible in the dark days ahead. There must be complete unity between husbands and wives, and children must obey their parents without waivering, if the family is to remain intact in days of tribulation and persecution. Otherwise it will be better to be single.
Prepping in Time
Those believers who refuse to relinquish their stubbornness to quit or change jobs, move homes, create a storage program against the times of famine and disease, according to Yahweh's instructions to them, will bitterly regret their complacency and unbelief. So don't procrastinate, get prepped. Just because the collapse doesn't happen all at once, or when you expect it, doesn't mean it isn't going to happen any more than the Great Flood did not come after Noah's first public preaching to a disbelieving generation. He was building and warning for decades. We do not have so long. So do not be foolish and fulfil the prophecy of Ezekiel in your life:
Stand and Prophesy
"The fire has gone out of its stem, has consumed its branches and fruit, so that there remains in it no strong stem, no sceptre for a ruler" (Ezek.19:14, RSV).
Then is not the time to be a burned out stem, but to stand in power in the court of Yahweh's House as His messenger:
The 1914 Vision
"Then Jeremiah came from Topheth, where Yahweh had sent him to prophesy, and he stood in the courtyard of Yahweh's House" (Jer.19:14, RSV).
This is the message that Yahweh has for His Remnanteers today and do you want to know the unusual way in which it came about? Six days ago, as I was awakening, I saw an intense vision of the number "1914" in very large numerals. You will recall that this was the year the first world war broke out, the 100th anniversary of the end of which will be in November this year. There is prophetic significance to this.
How Today's Message was Birthed
And then three days ago, Yahweh told me to write a message about the imminent judgment using only scriptures from the 19th chapters and 14th verses of the Tanakh (Old Testament) books. With the exception of my introduction, every single scripture quotation is from every book of the Tanakh (Old Testament), with the exception of about two, that has a 19th chapter and 14th verse. And they are nearly all in the order in which they appear in our Protestant Bible. I was actually quite astonished to see how between them they contained Yahweh's clear message.
A Word for Myself
And then, as a personal word for me, I read:
as indeed I am, and have been, for some time now, though in this passage David was feigning it. So there you have it. I have never received a davar (word) like this before.
"And when Saul sent messengers to take David, [Michal] said, 'He is sick'" (1 Sam.19:14, RSV)
Why 1914? Like I said, this is the centeenary of that ghastly fratricidal war that negatively changed European civilisation forever, a war that should never have happened. The Second World War, which came 5 years later, took the physical, moral and spiritual destruction to an even more horrific level, which in turn will lead to the final - and ghastly - Third World War, if it hasn't already started, given that so many parts of the world seem now to be in perpetual war.
Please be sensible, if not for yourselves then at least for your families, and end the procrastination. Seek Yahweh earnestly and turn your faith into 'shoes' - into decisive action. It could save your life. We are literally out of time and if we are not prepared, it will not go well for us. It is time to gather for the firstborn harvest, so let us to it with songs of everlasting simcha (joy). Amen.