And this shall be the sign for you; blessed are you if you do them

Joseph F. Dumond

Isa 6:9-12 And He said, Go, and tell this people, You hear indeed, but do not understand; and seeing you see, but do not know. Make the heart of this people fat, and make their ears heavy, and shut their eyes; lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their hearts, and turn back, and be healed. Then I said, Lord, how long? And He answered, Until the cities are wasted without inhabitant, and the houses without man, and the land laid waste, a desolation, and until Jehovah has moved men far away, and the desolation in the midst of the land is great.
Published: Jul 21, 2011
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News Letter 5847-019
21st day of the 4th month 5847 years after the creation of Adam
The 4th Month in the Second year of the third Sabbatical Cycle
The Third Sabbatical Cycle of the 119th Jubilee Cycle
The Sabbatical Cycle of Earthquakes Famines, and Pestilences.

July 23, 2011

Shabbat Shalom Brethren,

We are now entering a three-week period of mourning for the First and Second Temples. We shall have more to say on this next week. Sometimes you read things many times and never see what is so obvious.

We remind you are once again that the time for booking and reserving your spot at the Feast is fast approaching. In Deuteronomy you are told to save a tithe to use for yourself at the Feast. And you are to enjoy the Feast to the fullest.

Deu 14:22 “You shall tithe without fail all the yield of your grain that the field brings forth year by year. 23 “And you shall eat before ???? your Elohim, in the place where He chooses to make His Name dwell, the tithe of your grain and your new wine and your oil, and of the firstlings of your herds and your sheep, so that you learn to fear ???? your Elohim always. 24 “But when the way is too long for you, so that you are not able to bring the tithe, or when the place where ???? your Elohim chooses to put His Name is too far from you, when ???? your Elohim is blessing you, 25 then you shall give it in silver, and shall take the silver in your hand and go to the place which ???? your Elohim chooses. 26 “And you shall use the silver for whatever your being desires: for cattle or sheep, for wine or strong drink, for whatever your being desires. And you shall eat there before ???? your Elohim, and you shall rejoice, you and your household. 27 “And do not forsake the L?wite who is within your gates, for he has no part nor inheritance with you.

This year I have joined up with Avi ben Mordechai to host Sukkot at the Five Star Ramat Rachel hotel in Jerusalem. Here is the link to this year’s Feast In Jerusalem, The Coming Home Study Tour;

To view the itinerary you can go to Please read it over carefully and note on this tour you will have three meals a day and the tours and a room at the Ramat Rachel for most of this tour.

If this tour is what your heart desires then please sign up at so that we can plan. We need to have a minimum of 15.

If you plan to wait until the last minute to decide then it will be too late. You need to register right away so final preparations can be made.

“And you shall use the silver for whatever your being desires: for cattle or sheep, for wine or strong drink, for whatever your being desires. And you shall eat there before ???? your Elohim, and you shall rejoice, you and your household.

Come Home and enjoy this Sukkot at Yehovah’s apple of His eye, Jerusalem.

I have invited Avi to write to you and share just a little of what is in store for you when you come.

Grandpa Joe Dumond asked me to contribute to his newsletter, some thoughts about our upcoming Sukkot 2011 Jerusalem program. I feel honored to do so.

No doubt, Sukkot in Jerusalem is a special time for huge numbers of folks. People come here from all walks of life, theology, and ideology; some making personal religious pilgrimages while others are here for some other undefined reasons. Perhaps for some, “just because” it feels right.

For me and my beloved wife Dina, Sukkot is a reminder of a spiritual principle; that our life in this physical world is much like that of dwelling in temporal tents, in a sense, as nomadic desert dwellers. Indeed, the Almighty, Eternal One of Israel has given us Sukkot to remind us that we are just “passing through” in life and that we should not get too attached to all of the physicality that this world often wants to hand to us on a silver platter, essentially tempting each of us to get comfortable with this life as we know it. The general philosophy of most people is this: if you really want to make your way in this world, you have to do it yourself, or as my step-mother used to say, “Pull yourself up by your own bootstraps.” However, life and success is not about “pulling yourself up by your own bootstraps,” as the old saying goes. Rather, the object lesson of the sukkah is to show us that we are all living in earthly tents and that we rely on the Creator and Master of Heaven and Earth to give us our daily bread; to teach us that we can’t be successful without Him; that we should store up treasure in heaven and not on earth; that we need Him for all of our daily sustenance, whether the package is perceived as large or small; that life is fragile and vulnerable to all the elements that surround us; that if we are going to learn anything about what real life is all about, then we should remember that the sukkah is about the temporal aspects of life as we seek to dwell in the glory of the Almighty. Interestingly, I think Sha’ul (Paul) put it best by saying the following:

For we know that if the earthly tent which is our house is torn down, we have a building from Elohim, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. For indeed in this house we groan, longing to be clothed with our dwelling from heaven; inasmuch as we, having put it on, shall not be found naked. For indeed while we are in this tent, we groan, being burdened, because we do not want to be unclothed, but to be clothed, in order that what is mortal may be swallowed up by life. Now He who prepared us for this very purpose is Elohim, who gave to us the Spirit as a pledge. (2 Corinthians 5:1-5)

I am certain that I could go on to write an entire chapter of thought on these awesome words. However, allow me briefly to focus on the last statement in verse 5:

Now He who prepared us for this very purpose is Elohim, who gave to us the Spirit as a pledge.

If we were to look at this in Hebrew, the term “pledge” is “Mashkon.” In modern Hebrew, a mortgage is called a Mashkanta.” However, what I want you to notice is that both words from the ancient Hebrew world and the modern Hebrew world are both derived from the Hebrew root Sheen Kaf Nun; a root that gives us the word “Shechinah” or the dwelling presence of the Spirit, which was shown to all Israel in the Mishkan; that is, the Holy House (i.e., “Temple”) that was called by His Name. This is the pledge that Sha’ul (Paul) was (is) speaking of; a pledge that promises us – all Israel, that the in-dwelling Shechinah (presence) of the Spirit was never meant to only dwell in the Mishkan of the Holy House of ancient days. The presence of the Spirit of the Holy One was also meant to dwell within each of us; in our Mishkan or Holy House – the body. The in-dwelling Spirit of YHWH’s presence (Shechinah) is Abba’s “promise to pay” (Mashkon) His obligation (Mashkanta) to the descendents of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, on the condition that we enter into His contract through the Torah of Moshe and through the Torah of Yeshua, the prophet like Moshe (Deuteronomy 18:15-19). In short, Sha’ul (Paul) is doing a rather brilliant play on words in Hebrew, helping us to understand that there is a spiritual connection between the Tent (Mishkan), the Spirit (Shechinah), and a pledge (Mashkon), which is nothing short of what we would call today a mortgage (Mashkanta) – a document of obligation that says, “I promise to pay.” Thus, the Spirit of YHWH has been given to each of us as a down-payment of His promise and obligation to pay His balance in full to all Israel. Therefore, let us walk in the Spirit and identify ourselves with the promise of the Father that He will deliver on His good Word. Of course, this leads us to one more thought: the connection between the Word and the Sukkot (Tabernacles) that we dwelt in, when we traversed through the desert for forty years!

In Hebrew, the term “desert” does not mean what most think it means; a dry, uninhabitable place. Not so in Hebrew. The term “desert” is from the Hebew word midbar, which is from the Hebrew root Dalet Bet Resh. You may recognize this from the term “WORD.” That’s right; the Word of God is related to the desert. Why? Because it was in our ancient desert wanderings where we truly learned to depend on the Word of God for 40 years. It was His Word that saved us; delivered us; took care of us; blessed us; disciplined us; gave us our daily sustenance. You see, in ancient Israel (and yes, even in modern Israel) the midbar (“desert”) is a place for grazing sheep. Shepherds know that sheep are not grazed in the cities; they are put out to pasture, to graze in the midbar – the desert. This obviously means that there is good food to eat in the desert but that it doesn’t grow from being planted and cultivated by man. Desert food grows from the blessings of YHWH, who brings the desert its rains in their proper time. Of course, we are like sheep (Ezekiel 34:30-31 and 36:10-12). Our desert food is the Word and our desert dwelling was and remains in the sukkah of the Word. However, we must be ever so careful to pay attention to false shepherds “out there” who regularly fleece the sheep; who take their food for themselves; who foul the good desert waters with their feet; who run the sheep around in circles on the mountains (a quite-literal reading of Jeremiah 50:6 in Hebrew).

My friends, this is what the festival of Sukkot is all about: following the true shepherd to the waters of the Word; feeding on the Word in the desert; walking in the Spirit of the Holy One; living in temporary shelters to remind ourselves that we too, through our own physical bodies, that we are just living in temporary structures designed to be a dwelling place for the regenerated spirit that He truly wants to freely give to each of us (Ezekiel 36:24-27).

We know that Jerusalem below is not a true and exact copy of what is in the Heavens. Jerusalem below is secular and its collective population is focused on seeking after the ways of the world and its ideology. Nonetheless, as a collective body of true Israel, we are a people of the Book – the manifest Torah of Moshe and thus, we are living, breathing copies of Jerusalem above; at least, we are supposed to be. However, in this life we know that things are not always as they appear. We are a spiritual people trying to live in a physical world and naturally; there will be conflicts and battles to overcome as we fight the good fight against the flesh and against the world. But in the end, the battle will be overcome and the declared victory will go to YHWH, the Creator of Heaven and Earth, who has given to each of us the pledge of the Ruach HaKodesh – the Spirit of the Holy One, so that we can each learn to trust in the Word and rely on YHWH to teach us that any religion of man is a religion of death. The true faith is manifest as we learn to walk in the Spirit and listen to the Spirit as it guides us in the ways of Torat Moshe (the Torah of Moses) by that still small voice, saying, “go this way; go that way; do this; do that; follow this path; don’t go here, go here; apply these words this way, not that way….” But we must learn not to think of Torat Moshe simply as the Law given by a certain historical man within the context of Israelite history. Rather, we should look to the meaning of Moshe’s name, given in Exodus 2:10, when Pharaoh’s daughter said “for I drew him out of the water.” In a sense, we have all been drawn out of the lower waters of this world (born out of the amniotic fluid of mother), and we must learn to prepare our hearts to be born from the waters above, by the in-dwelling of that still small voice of the Spirit, that leads us through the midbar (wilderness), through the trials and tribulations of life, in our temporary dwellings, our body-vessels. Torat Moshe (the written Torah of Moses) was (and remains) the divine conduit for the Upper Waters of truth. This is where we must truly start our lives all over again and become “born from above” (Yochanan 3:7; Galatians 4:26). This is the true essence of the Renewed Covenant that Yeshua re-inaugurated for us, to fulfill that which was spoken of in Exodus 20:19-20; a truth that the prophet Yirmeyahu expanded on, saying in the Name of YHWH, “for they will all know Me, from the least of them to the greatest.” (Jeremiah 31:34). It is not that just a select few have special divine knowledge and are selectively chosen to pass some of it along to the masses. We all have access to the whole truth of the Torah and we should all actively seek that knowledge for the purpose of serving one-another, not ruling over one-another. There is no reason to tolerate man-made “power-grabs” in the Kingdom of Elohim.

This year, in Jerusalem 2011, at the divine festival of Sukkot, we will take one more itty bitty baby step towards learning to live in this true faith of the Renewed Covenant and we shall do it by collectively gathering together in Jerusalem below, to manifest the reality of the Divine Torah as it lives in the Jerusalem above. We invite you to come and join us and together, we can take this journey! We’ll dwell in our own privately constructed group sukkah (not rabbinically certified); we’ll take our meals together; we’ll tour the land and learn the Bible on-location together; we’ll come to understand and appreciate each other; we’ll seek the good of one another in the bond of shalom. These things and so much more! Please, come join us. If you cannot make it to Jerusalem this year, 2011, then at the very least, try to come together with others that may be gathering for Sukkot celebrations in your country, state, city, or locality.

Shalom and Blessings from the soon-to-be City of the Great King
Avinoam ben Mordechai

We all need to dig deeper and tell more people about the Sabbatical and Jubilee years or there will not be a USA for us to come home to. Last week I told you that the Bible belt was getting hammered with this current drought. Here is more news to this effect. We all need to get this teaching to them. It is not just up to me, but you also have a part in sharing these truths. Tell them about the DVD and The Prophecies of Abraham. Do it on line in the chat rooms, at the church picnics and in person. Anyway you can, to let these people know why these things are happening and how they can change the outcome. That outcome is with their deaths for being disobedient to the one who told us in the bible to let the land rest every 7th year.

One Lady from Thailand wrote; ‘I am studying your tracts. It is most amazing how comforted and enriched I am through it. Thanks so much.
Shabbat Shalom!

Another wrote from South Africa and to many others the following which I have only taken two paragraphs of his lengthy email,
Dear ‘grandpa’ Joseph Dumond, Messianic and Hebrew Roots Teachers and other Torah obedient believers, as well as christians,

This email is in reaction to the latest Sighted Moon newsletter, as usual most informative and worthwhile reading…………

Let’s move on as ‘grandpa’ Joseph advises in his newsletter (all though it’s not with regard to this particular subject). Let’s quit the milk and go for the stake. His newsletters are full of Torah knowledge and they are a blessing to most all of us. But there are many of us in South Africa who have moved on and away, distancing ourselves from Shaul’s teachings.
South Africa

The next Sabbatical year begins at Aviv just before Passover in 2016 and will end at Aviv in 2017. Are you planning on how you will be keeping it or will you be planning on how you will endure the punishment that is to come for not keeping it again this time.

Those punishments still to come are pestilence, war cannibalism and enslavement of your wife and children. Sex slaves to be more to the point. Stop and consider this when you ignore why the events that are happening in your own back yard escalate.

Joe 3:1 “For look, in those days and at that time, when I turn back the captivity of Yehud?ah and Yerushalayim, 2 then I shall gather all gentiles, and bring them down to the Valley of Yehoshaphat. And I shall enter into judgment with them there for My people, My inheritance Yisra’?l, whom they have scattered among the gentiles, and they have divided up My land. 3 “And they have cast lots for My people, and have given a young man for a whore, and sold a girl for wine, and drank it.

You children will be turned into prostitutes, if you ignore the Sabbath, the Holy Days of Lev 23 and the Sabbatical years. The Next Sabbatical year begins in 2016; are you planning on keeping it?
The heat and the drought are so bad in this southwest corner of Georgia that hogs can barely eat. Corn, a lucrative crop with a notorious thirst, is burning up in fields. Cotton plants are too weak to punch through soil so dry it might as well be pavement. Farmers with the money and equipment to irrigate are running wells dry in the unseasonably early and particularly brutal national drought that some say could rival the Dust Bowl days. …

The pain has spread across 14 states, from Florida, where severe water restrictions are in place, to Arizona, where ranchers could be forced to sell off entire herds of cattle because they simply cannot feed them. In Texas, where the drought is the worst, virtually no part of the state has been untouched. City dwellers and ranchers have been tormented by excessive heat and high winds. In the Southwest, wildfires are chewing through millions of acres.

Last month, the United States Department of Agriculture designated all 254 counties in Texas natural disaster areas ….

More than 30 percent of the state’s wheat fields might be lost, adding pressure to a crop in short supply globally. Even if weather patterns shift and relief-giving rain comes, losses will surely head past $3 billion in Texas alone ….

Most troubling is that the drought, which could go down as one of the nation’s worst, has come on extra hot and extra early. It has its roots in 2010 and continued through the winter. The five months from this February to June, for example, were so dry that they shattered a Texas record set in 1917 …. Oklahoma has had only 28 percent of its normal summer rainfall, and the heat has blasted past 90 degrees for a month. …

Climatologists say the great drought of 2011 is starting to look a lot like the one that hit the nation in the early to mid- 1950s. … But this time, things are different in the drought belt. With states and towns short on cash and unemployment still high, the stress on the land and the people who rely on it for a living is being amplified by political and economic forces, state and local officials say.

As a result, this drought is likely to have the cultural impact of the great 1930s drought, which hammered an already weakened nation. …

I got an email from a couple who are great grandparents. She is legally blind and she had this say.

hello grandpa Dumond
this is a little note from great grandma Heide
first I would like to thank you for the wonderful articles.
I recently bought your book, the prophecies of Abraham.
since I’m legally blind it will be slow going but cant wait to finish the book.
the Jubilee years are a new concept for me. it makes so much sense it is frightening. it is contrary to what I was taught. my husband and I been in the Hebrew roots for many years. myself, I stopped the pagan holidays 41 years ago (xmas, easter etc ) under lots of persecution.

Brethren she is blind and yet she can see the importance of the Sabbatical years and Jubilee cycles. I have offered to call and answer any question they have.

Do you brethren see the need to share this important subject? It is best explained in the DVD and the book but you too can do it by speaking out. The most crucial thing is that you start to do it. Do not come to the persecution and suffering for something you did not do. I pray you are found guilty of sharing the truth, I pray they find you guilty of teaching the Torah, the Sabbath the Annual Holidays and the Sabbatical years. May you be found guilty of teaching the truth and not of hiding in your closet hoping not to be found.

Another man from prison wrote having hear me on the radio and he wants to teach the Prophecies of Abraham and the Sabbatical cycles to his inmates. May Yehovah bless and guide him.

I wrote to you last week about the amount of work I am able to have right now here in Canada. I received this email last Shabbat, which I want to share with you. Breaking into their teaching they said;

You should care for the Almighty made the following promise. “I will bless those who bless you, and I will curse him who curses you.” {Gen 12:3} This promise applies to the State of Israel; and Hebrew individuals.

Though, let’s just take the State of Israel; for the Quartet includes; the USA, the EU, Russia and the UN. Bearing in mind America is a member; the Quartet’s goal is to form a Palestinian State within in Israel; as east Jerusalem as its capitol. Hence, may I remind you; the Almighty has promise to destroy any nation; who dares to do harm to Jerusalem. {Zec 12:9} Yes, this includes America as well.

Although, lets return back to G-d’s promised to bless those, who will blesses Israel, and to curse those who curses Israel, for the United States’ economy is on a verge of a major depression. While just across the border; Canada is experiencing a boom.

Why is this; how can this be explain? Granted Obama’s policies; contributed to Americas’ atrocious economy. However, Obama has thrown Israel under the bus time after time; upon assuming the Oval office. This isn’t so with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper; who is a staunch supporter of the State of Israel. Hence, the Canadian economy is the envy of the world. Oh by the way; Israel’s economy is also booming; now I wonder why?

Another wrote to say
Isn’t this another testimony of backing Israel!! If only America would stand with not dividing up Israel we could see our economy come together. We shall see some great catastrophes in September if we push for separation. For those of you who have not read Eye to Eye: Facing the Consequences of Dividing Israel by William R. Koenig I would highly suggest it….

All of the most costliest catastrophes in history occurred or began on the very same day or within 24-hours of U.S. presidents Bush, Clinton and Bush applying pressure on Israel to divide the land.

Brethren this September the UN votes on the right for Palestinians to have their own state in the land of Israel with Jerusalem as their capital. The USA has the right to veto this vote.

Now consider what has already happened around the world in major ways. Earthquakes have rocked many parts of the world in this third Sabbatical cycle as was foretold. I would expect one this fall in the US if the USA endorses the P.A.

Also in the fall is Hurricane season and the USA has had some bad ones in recent years. Again if the USA endorses the P.A., I would also expect some devastating hurricanes this year the very same day these political events take place.

I will be sending a copy of this to the Prime Minister of Canada and thanking him for his supportive stance with Israel. And yes we are flat out in construction here.

We talked about this and other things on Jono this past week. You can listen to the show at

This spring I told you that the riots in Egypt were the first step to the invasion of Israel by the King of North. Many of you then bought and read The Prophecies of Abraham to learn how I knew this.

The fall of Egypt has led or is about to lead to the Muslim Brotherhood taking control of this strategic and powerful nation right on the border with Israel.

We then watched as the Muslim riots spread to all the nations around Israel. Just so happens to be about 10 of them.

The important thing is that this is what Daniel told us in Dan 11:40 “At the time of the end the sovereign of the South shall push at him, and the sovereign of the North rush against him like a whirlwind, with chariots, and with horsemen, and with many ships. And he shall enter the lands, and shall overflow and pass over, 41 and shall enter the Splendid Land, and many shall stumble, but these escape from his hand: Ed?om, and Mo’ab?, and the chief of the sons of Ammon. 42 “And he shall stretch out his hand against the lands, and the land of Mitsrayim shall not escape. 43 “And he shall rule over the treasures of gold and silver, and over all the riches of Mitsrayim, and Libyans and Kushites shall be at his steps.

When we use this information of Daniel and also from Isaiah; we get a good picture of what is about to come.

Isa 19:2 “And I shall stir up Mitsrites against Mitsrites, and they shall fight, each one against his brother, and each one against his neighbour, city against city, reign against reign. 3 “And the spirit of Mitsrayim shall vanish within them, and I destroy their counsel. And they shall seek the idols and the mutterers, the mediums and the sorcerers. 4 “And I shall deliver the Mitsrites into the hand of a cruel master, and a fierce sovereign to rule over them,” declares the Master, ???? of hosts. 5 And waters shall fail from the sea, and the river wasted and dried up. 6 And the rivers shall stink, and the streams shall be weak and dried up. Reeds and rushes shall wither.

Does some of this not sound like the News headlines from this spring?

Now add Isa 20:3 And ???? said, “As My servant Yeshayahu has walked naked and barefoot three years for a sign and a wonder against Mitsrayim and Kush, 4 so does the sovereign of Ashshur lead away the captives of Mitsrayim and the exiles of Kush, young and old, naked and barefoot, with their buttocks uncovered – the shame of Mitsrayim. 5 “And they shall be afraid and ashamed of Kush, their expectation, and of Mitsrayim, their boast.

All of this together is what we are currently watching happen on the news right now. Egypt rioted and fought amongst themselves. A new Government of the Muslim Brotherhood is about to take over in Sept and will begin to push at the North, at Europe. This is the King of the North.

Again read Daniel ‘and the land of Mitsrayim shall not escape. 43 “And he shall rule over the treasures of gold and silver, and over all the riches of Mitsrayim, and Libyans and Kushites shall be at his steps.

Europe under NATO is already fighting Libya; But there is also a huge other event taking place that will cause the European Union to finally unite. This is the collapse and bankruptcy of Italy and Greece, and Spain.

After Greece, Italy has the highest public debt compared to GDP ratio of any nation in the eurozone. Italy’s total outstanding debt amounts to roughly €1.6 trillion. By comparison, Greece’s is about €345 billion, while Portugal and Ireland each have roughly €150 billion in public debt. Why is this important? Basically it means Italy, unlike the other three, is simply too big to bail out.

This week, the call for a better leadership structure grew much louder. Under its current structure, solutions to the eurozone’s financial woes are hashed out among the finance ministers of member states. In practical terms, this means 17 finance ministers sit down at a big table and try to agree on how to fix Europe’s money problems. Obviously, this generally doesn’t work. Cognizant of this reality, and with Europe perilously close to collapse, a growing number of European officials now believe it’s time for member states to turn their finances over to a governing European authority.

European Central Bank executive Lorenzo Bini Smaghi is one such advocate. “The crisis has shown that the euro is an incomplete construct and needs to be completed,” he stated this week. “Member states could transfer to a supra-national agency the right to issue their debt.”

Fearing the collapse of the euro, financial pundits are even coming around to the idea. “The endgame is probably fiscal union because [the crisis] is just going to move from one country to the next,” said Gary Jenkins, head of fixed income at Evolution Securities. Evans-Pritchard wrote this week that “Germany must now be willing either to buy or guarantee Spanish and Italian debt, AND IN DOING SO TO CROSS THE RUBICON TO FISCAL AND POLITICAL UNION …” (emphasis added throughout).

Such a development would be COLOSSAL—easily the most extreme step toward the federalization of European finance in history.
You can read the rest of this article at

The Banking crisis in Europe will lead to one Federal Government ruling over all of Europe. This is huge and necessary for Prophecy to come to a close at the end of this age.

We read in Dan 7:23 “This is what he said, ‘The fourth beast is the fourth reign on earth, which is different from all other reigns, and it devours all the earth, tramples it down and crushes it.

This last and final empire will trample down all the earth.

Recapping we have Europe coming together through this crisis; we have Egypt coming to power and becoming zealous in their desire to remove Israel from the land. We have Libya being attacked by the Kings of the North right now. But we still have little to no news from Kush the other part of this prophecy in Daniel 11.

Hmmm…. read what is going on in Sudan right now. Then look at the map of Africa and note where Egypt and Sudan are and how strategic they are to the whole Mediterranean and Red Sea for naval routes. And keep in mind that Germany, Poland and France signed an agreement on July 5 to create a new 1,700-strong EU battle group, to be ready for action in 2013.

According to the Sabbatical cycles, the year 2013 matches up to the year in Abraham’s day when the Kings of the North all came against Sodom and Gomorrah and defeated them and led away Lot. This is when I expect this European army to invade Egypt And overflow into the Promised Land for protection of Israel and to keep Peace from a radical Muslim Brotherhood.
July 12, 2011 | From

South Sudanese independence works powerfully in the interests of European imperial elites. By Ron Fraser

Described as “one of the least developed regions on Earth,” South Sudan officially became the 54th African state on Saturday, and the world’s 196th nation-state.

The division of Sudan into two separate nations is welcomed by the elites within Germany and the Vatican as it plays right into the hands of European imperialists. There are at least three vital reasons for this:
• Oil
• Strategic location
• Religion

In respect of the first reason, both Chinese and EU interests have vied for some time for the reliable flow of oil to their respective economies. Though China has borne the brunt of developing the infrastructure to transport the oil in South Sudan to Port Sudan in the north for shipment abroad, Germany’s proximity to Sudan gives it the edge in influencing government policy as the new nation develops. It also allows for the rapid deployment of EU “peace keeping” battle groups to the region, something that the German defense establishment, together with other EU defense elites, is currently working speedily to develop.

Concerning the second reason why South Sudan independence is vital to EU elites, we have previously highlighted the strategic importance to the EU imperial project of Sudan and its Red Sea peripheral neighbors.

The Bundeswehr is presently deployed in North Sudan and in Ethiopia, and the Deutsche Marine in the coastal waters off the Horn of Africa as well as in the Mediterranean.

These deployments plus those of the Bundeswehr in Afghanistan and Uzbekistan provide increasingly vital toeholds to Germany in the strategic effort to surround Iran in preparation for a stronger presence in the region when Iran takes over Iraq, pending the U.S. withdrawal from that country. Germany and China simply cannot permit any prospect of Iran shutting down access to the transit of oil through the Persian Gulf.

The German and Chinese economies have become so mutually dependent on each other that this demands each works to protect the other’s interests in the vital Middle East oil triangle.

This all speaks volumes for the rising strength of German-Chinese political connections and argues not only for the continuing German military presence in the region, but also for the future strengthening of that presence.

The trade-off for Germany securing this region will be Beijing granting it access to the international ports that China controls. This temporary cooperation between Germany and China will prove to be devastating to the Anglo-Saxon nations at the time of the prophesied siege by the resurrected German-dominated Holy Roman Empire during its period of greatest strength and aggression (Revelation 17:12-13).

The third reason why South Sudan independence works to the favor of EU elites is the prospect of the enhanced cooperation and eventual control of the South Sudanese oil economy that it presents through control of the minds of the masses in that country. The Vatican highlighted this by sending a high-powered delegation to South Sudan’s independence celebrations. Holy See Press Office Director Fr. Federico Lombardi S.J. on Friday released the following declaration: “Tomorrow, July 9, the new Republic of South Sudan will be proclaimed in the city of Juba. For this solemn occasion, the Holy Father has sent an official delegation headed by Cardinal John Njue, archbishop of Nairobi and president of the Kenya Episcopal Conference. The delegation, which will also include Archbishop Leo Boccardi, apostolic nuncio to Sudan, and Msgr. Javier Herrera Corona, secretary of the apostolic nunciature to Kenya, will bring the authorities of the new state, and all its citizens many of whom are Catholic, best wishes for peace and prosperity.”

The same statement highlighted that “The Holy See … has had stable diplomatic relations with the authorities of Khartoum since 1972 and will give due consideration to any request from the government of Southern Sudan …; at the same time she expresses the hope that those peoples will enjoy a journey of peace, freedom and development.”

It is interesting to note that during the time that the Vatican State “had stable diplomatic relations with the authorities of Khartoum” (capital of Islamic North Sudan), the Sudanese government oversaw the death of nearly 2 million people and displacement of some 4 million in southern Sudan as a result of raids by northern Islamists. The Vatican certainly did not permit this slaughter to interrupt its strategic “stable diplomatic relations” with Khartoum. Vatican diplomacy is specifically geared to enhance its long-term goal, yet another resurrection of the Holy Roman Empire.

The International Federation for Human Rights reported that barely two months ago, “border disputes escalated into armed clashes in Abyei when the Northern troops took possession of the region, displacing more than 110,000 people fleeing the fighting.” Such incidents indicate that peace between north and south in Sudan will only come under the oversight of a “peace keeping” force supplied by a third party. Germany and attendant EU battle groups will stand ready to fill that gap.

The German government-sponsored news source Deutsche Welle recently showcased an opinion piece headlined “Berlin should lead by example to help South Sudan,” written by Thorsten Benner, co-founder and associate director of the Global Public Policy Institute in Berlin. Benner is also a leading professor at the Berlin-based Hertie School of Governance, which is tasked with educating German and EU elites in how to increase EU imperial dominance globally. In the Deutsche Welle column, Benner declared that “Germany should lead by example and within a European framework increase its military and civilian contribution. … Germany should also push for a stronger coordination of the flood of assistance activities on the ground” (July 8).

Benner further noted that Germany was in pole position to powerfully influence developments in Sudan due to its enhanced role in the United Nations over the next six months: “What’s more, Berlin during its current presidency of the UN Security Council should also push for realistic goals for the mission in South Sudan.”

Watch for Germany and the Vatican, with diplomatic support from China, to work to shape events in Sudan in the months ahead. It may well be that, like events on the Ivory Coast, South Sudan may effectively become a vassal African state to the imperialist European Union, none other than the seventh and final resurrection of the Holy Roman Empire!

And last here is news of the two leading groups joining forces for this upcoming invasion of the Holy Land. It is time you ordered the book The Prophecies of Abraham and study out the Sabbatical cycles and know the deep prophetic teachings they contain. You can order it at Stop putting it off. Prophecy is marching on whether you believe it or not. Prophecy is given to show how great Yehovah is who gave it and in
order for you to save your life.

Resumption of Iran-Egypt Ties
Speaking to FNA, former spokesman of Muslim Brotherhood Kamal al-Halbawi called on Iran and Egypt “to take the necessary steps” to get rid of such problems and hurdles placed by their opponents to impede resumption of their ties. He reminded [it of] the friendly and age-old relations between Iranian and Egyptian nations, and called for faster diplomatic activities between the two sides.

“The Egyptian nation supports and welcomes Iran’s anti-Zionist stance because the two nations view formation of the Zionist regime on the Palestinian territories as a brutal act and against the interests of the regional nations and Muslims,” Halbawi noted. “Both nations underline the necessity for Muslim nations to maintain solidarity and unity to annihilate this cancerous tumor (Israel),” he reiterated.

After the collapse of Hosni Mubarak’s regime, the Iranian and Egyptian officials voiced their interest in the resumption of diplomatic relations between the two countries and Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi officially invited the then Egyptian Foreign Minister Nabil Al- Arabi to pay a visit to Tehran.

The Iranian foreign minister and his former Egyptian counterpart also held a meeting in Bali, Indonesia, in spring. During the meeting which took place on the sidelines of a ministerial meeting of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), the two diplomats conferred on ways to promote the bilateral relations between Tehran and Cairo, and stressed the need for continued consultations in this regard.

Al-Arabi had earlier announced that Cairo would soon open a new page with Iran.

Brethren you are witnessing the Kings of the South come together and the political manoeuvring of the King of the North over the oil reserves of Africa. Watch these events as they work towards the year 2013, but also keep in mind that this is part of the deception that Satan must provide in order to if possible deceive the very elect. Will you be deceived? You are if you believe in the 2017 Daniel Timeline promoted by many leading Messianic groups. Get The Prophecies of Abraham and know.


Triennial Torah Portions

We now return to our 3 1/2 year Torah studies which you can follow online.

Ex 25      Isaiah 37-39      Ps 144-145       John 13

Ex 25

Here in chapter 25 is the very subject we have been talking about in recent News Letters; The Tithe. But here in Exodus 25 Yehovah does not command the people to tithe. No what does he say?

Exo 25:2 “Speak to the children of Yisra’?l, that they take up a contribution for Me. From everyone whose heart moves him you shall take up My contribution.

Here it is again in the NKJV
Exo 25:1 And Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying, 2 Speak to the sons of Israel that they bring Me an offering. You shall take an offering from every man that gives it willingly with his heart.

Take note that this word willingly is H5068 ??? na?dab naw-dab’
A primitive root; to impel; hence to volunteer (as a soldier), to present spontaneously: – offer freely, be (give, make, offer self) willing (-ly).

But there is no commandment to tithe to a church.

Now we read of plans for the construction of the tabernacle, where Yehovah said He would dwell on earth with the Israelites. Notice some points that one may otherwise quickly read over.

Certain offerings were given by the Israelites. Only the offerings that were given willingly were to be accepted. Yehovah does not want us to give of necessity or with a begrudging attitude, but cheerfully and thankfully (2 Corinthians 9:7).

The Ark of the Testimony, elsewhere called the Ark of the Covenant, would contain the two tablets of the Ten Commandments-indeed, they were apparently the only items that were actually in the Ark (see 1 Kings 8:9). While Hebrews 9:4 does seem to say that the golden pot of manna and Aaron’s rod that budded were in the Ark, it has been speculated that there was perhaps some kind of satchel attached to the side of the Ark containing these items. (Some have suggested that the pot and rod were originally in the Ark and then removed. But it seems unlikely that someone would have lifted the Ark’s lid and trifled with its contents-except perhaps for the one period in which it was taken by the Philistines and then peered into by the men of Beth Shemesh, 1 Samuel 6:19. However, God supernaturally made sure of the Ark’s return from Philistia and struck the men of Beth Shemesh for merely looking inside the Ark. He mentions nothing about them taking any items from inside-and why would He not have ensured their return also. Still, it is possible that the manna and rod were in the ark to start with and later turned up missing.)

Beside the Ark was placed the Book of the Covenant (Deuteronomy 31:26). All the items mentioned are “testimonies”-as if witnesses providing evidentiary testimony in court-of God’s miraculous intervention for the children of Israel. Placed on top of the ark was the mercy seat, another “testimony” of God’s everlasting mercy, which represented His very throne.

God also gave understanding of the appearance of the cherubim, part of the angelic realm created in service to God. Embroidered patterns of cherubim were also woven into the curtains of the tabernacle (Exodus 26:1). The artistic representations of these wondrous creatures, which are described in greater detail in the book of Ezekiel, were the only “images” of heavenly beings permitted in God’s worship system. They were, of course, not to be worshiped. And it is clear that there was no image of God in all of the tabernacle accoutrements-as was so common in pagan temples.

The showbread, constituting 12 loaves for all the tribes of Israel, is itself described more fully in Leviticus 24:5-9. Its name derives from its symbolic placement before the face of God. Other translations render it “bread of presence” or “bread of the Presence.” That is, it was in the presence of God, just as the nation of Israel was-since God’s presence was among them.

The last verse of the chapter informs us that Moses was not only told how to make the implements, but he actually “saw” a heavenly pattern for them. Indeed, the book of Hebrews assures us that the tabernacle and the items within it were “copies of the things in the heavens” (see 8:5; 9:11, 23-24).

I want to also point out to you that the Menorah is made with seven lamp stands not 8 or 9 as the Chanukah celebration would have you believe. It is 7 and no more. Do not add to Torah. Also note that the Menorah is made to look like an almond tree. This is because the Almond tree represents the tree of life. It was on this tree that Yehshua was hung.

We also read from Alfred Edersheim

It is most instructive to mark the order in which the various ordinances about the Tabernacle and its furniture were given to Moses. First, we have the directions about the Ark, as the most holy thing in the Most Holy Place; (Exodus 25:10-22) then, similarly, those about the table of shewbread and the golden candlestick (25:23-40), not only as belonging to the furniture of the Holy Place, but because spiritually the truths which they symbolized – life and light in the Lord – were the outcome of God’s Presence between the cherubim. After that, the dwelling itself is described, and the position in it of Ark, table, and candlestick. (Exodus 26)

Then only comes the altar of burnt-offering, with the court that was to surround the sanctuary (27:1-19). We now enter, as it were, upon a different section, that of ministry. Here directions are first given about the burning of the lamps on the seven-branched candlestick (27:20, 21); after which we have the institution of, and all connected with, the priesthood. (Exodus 28; 29) The last, because the highest, point in the ministry is that about the altar of incense and its service (30:1-10). This symbolized prayer, and hence could only come in after the institution of the mediatorial priesthood. Thus far it will be noticed, that the arrangement is always from within outwards – from the Most Holy Place to the court of the worshippers, symbolizing once more that all proceeds from Him Who is the God of grace, Who, as already quoted in the language of St. Augustine, “gives what He commands,” * and that the highest of all service, to which everything else is subservient, or rather to which it stands related as the means towards the end, is that of fellowship in prayer – the worshipful beholding of God.

Isaiah 37-39

Isaiah 37:2-39:8; 2 Kings 18-20; 2 Chronicles 29-32
These three different books all speak to the same historical events in the life of Hezekiah. That is the invasion of Judah by Sennacherib, the extension of Hezekiah’s life by 15 years, the turning back of the sundial by ten degrees.

The most important thing here which most people do not pay any attention to is the thing Isaiah says.

Isa 37:30 “And this shall be the sign for you: This year you eat such as grows of itself, and the second year what springs from that, and in the third year sow and reap, plant vineyards, and eat the fruit of them.

It was also during this time that King Hezekiah became deathly ill.

Isa 38:1 In those days H?izqiyahu was sick and near death. And Yeshayahu the prophet, the son of Amots, came to him, and said to him, “Thus said ????, ‘Set your house in order, for you are going to die and not live.’ ” 2 And H?izqiyahu turned his face toward the wall, and prayed to ????, 3 and said, “I pray, O ????, please remember how I have walked before You in truth and with a perfect heart, and have done what is good in Your eyes.” And H?izqiyahu wept bitterly. 4 And the word of ???? came to Yeshayahu, saying, 5 “Go and say to H?izqiyahu, ‘Thus said ????, the Elohim of Dawid? your father, “I have heard your prayer, I have seen your tears. See, I am adding fifteen years to your days.6 “And out of the hand of the sovereign of Ashshur I shall deliver you and this city, and protect this city.” ’

According to Jewish tradition, the victory over the Assyrians and Hezekiah’s return to health happened at the same time, the first night of Passover.

Wikipedia tells us that Hezekiah was king of Judah during the invasion and siege of Jerusalem by Sennacherib in 701 BC. Wiki also says ‘Hezekiah was the 14th king of Judah.[1] Edwin Thiele has concluded that his reign was between c. 715 and 686 BC.[2] He is also one of the most prominent kings of Judah mentioned in the Hebrew Bible.’

Edwin Thiele, The Mysterious Numbers of the Hebrew Kings, (1st ed.; New York: Macmillan, 1951; 2d ed.; Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1965; 3rd ed.; Grand Rapids: Zondervan/Kregel, 1983). ISBN 0-8254-3825-X, 9780825438257, 217.
So now if we take 686 BC and add 15 years to this we come to 701 BC.

Listen to what Edwin R. Thiele has to say from his own book page 67.

Assyrian Chronology back to the beginning of the ninth century B.C. rests on a highly dependable basis. The various items essential to a sound chronology were present, and so scholars have been able to produce a sound chronological system for that nation. |

The Assyrian year is measured by lunar months and solar years…

The Assyrians possessed a system of eponymous years that serves a similar purpose as do the Seleucid and Christian era, and the Olympic periods of Greece in the custom of dating. From a period early in their history-possible from the very beginning of the kingdom-to the end, the Assyrians followed the practice of each year appointing to the office of eponym or Limmu, some high official of the court, the governor of a province, or the king himself. The Limmu held office for a calendar year, and to that year was given the name of the individual occupying the position of Limmu. Historical events in Assyria were usually dated in terms of these limmu’s.

In addition to these limmus lists we also have Ptolemy’s Canon which gives precise and accurate data concerning the chronology beginning from 747 BC. And since the Assyrian Eponym canon carries us down to the year 648 B.C., it will be seen that this overlap can be used to double check each list for accuracy. This is proven to be accurate.

Having established that then we have two dates in Hebrew history that coincide with these known and well documented limmus list.

In these lists of Assyrian kings they name Ahab as one of the Kings of the Westland who came to fight against Shalmaneser III in the year 853 BC at the battle of Qarqar.

The only other date we have to which to tie in the Hebrew Chronology with another known and proven chronology such as the Limmu list is the year 701 B.C. In the Taylor Prism, Sennacherib states that he had shut up Hezekiah the Judahite within Jerusalem, his own royal city, like a caged bird.

That year was 701 BC.

All of this is extremely important in proving that the year in which Isaiah gave the prophecy to Hezekiah;
Isa 37:30 “And this shall be the sign for you: This year you eat such as grows of itself, and the second year what springs from that, and in the third year sow and reap, plant vineyards, and eat the fruit of them.

Read again in

2Ki 19:29 ‘And this is the sign for you: This year you eat what grows of itself, and in the second year what springs from that, and in the third year sow and reap and plant vineyards and eat their fruit.

Hezekiah and the people of Judah were at this time keeping the Sabbatical and Jubilee years. We know this because what Isaiah was saying to Hezekiah was in direct relationship to the 49th year that they were now in, the year 701 B.C. and the 50th year that was coming next year in 700 B.C.

And it is from this along with the other known Sabbatical years history records that we are able to accurately say without hesitation that 1996 was the last Jubilee years and that 2009-2010 was the last Sabbatical year making 2016-2017 the next Sabbatical year. Are you getting ready for it?

Ps 144-145

Psalm 144 is the last in the sequence here of five psalms of David seeking rescue from foes, in this case referring to treacherous foreign enemies in a time of war or the threat of war. It contains a number of similarities with David’s great victory song found in 2 Samuel 22 and Psalm 18. As the victory song evidently came late in David’s life, after all his foes were subdued, and Psalm 144 was written while David still needed deliverance from foreign enemies, it would appear that the victory song borrowed elements from Psalm 144 rather than the other way around. In fact, there is more in the specific wording of both songs to confirm this, as we will see.

Psalm 144 opens with David praising God as his “Rock” (verse 1a), the word here also meaning “strength,” which could mean a stronghold or fortress. The same word appears at the beginning of Psalm 18 as “strength” (verse 1), but it is paired in the next verse with another word meaning “rock” (verse 2; compare 2 Samuel 22:2). Note also the references to God as “fortress” and “high tower” (Psalm 144:2; compare 18:2; 2 Samuel 22:2-3).

In Psalm 144:2 David refers to God as He “who trains my hands for war, and my fingers for battle” (144:1b). Compare the victory song: “He teaches my hands to make war” (Psalm 18:34; 2 Samuel 22:35). Thus David credits God for making him a successful warrior-king. The Nelson Study Bible suggests: “It is also possible that this psalm was used in the training of the army (as was Ps. 149). Warfare in ancient Israel was tied closely to the worship of God. Deliverance from the enemy was not just a task for tough soldiers, it was a matter of active piety” (introductory note on Psalm 144). As God’s earthly kingdom at that time, Israel and its human ruler battled foreign enemies at God’s command. Christians today, who wait for God’s future Kingdom, do not have this responsibility and therefore do not participate in physical warfare (compare John 18:36). Of course, God does teach us to fight spiritual battles against our spiritual enemies.

Verse 3 of Psalm 144, asking what is man (the Hebrew here connoting mortal man) that God should care for him, is nearly the same as Psalm 8:4. Actually, David evidently took this wording, as found in both psalms, from Job 7:17-18. In fact, the previous clause of that passage, “For my days are but a breath” (verse 16), is echoed in the next words of Psalm 144: “Man is like a breath; his days are like a passing shadow” (verse 4). “The Hebrew word translated ‘breath’ [here and in Job 7:16] is habel , the name of one of Adam’s sons (Abel), and the word translated ‘vanity’ thirty-eight times in Ecclesiastes. (See also 39:4-6, 22; 62:9; 78:33, 94:11.) The ‘shadow’ image is found in 102:11, 109:23, Job 8:9 and 14:2, and Ecclesiastes 6:12 and 8:13” (Wiersbe, Be Exultant, note on Psalm 144:1-4).

This presentation of the frailty of human existence sets up David’s plea for God’s powerful intervention. The imagery of the bowing down of the heavens, the flashing forth of lightning bolts as arrows and the rescue from great waters representative of foreign adversaries (verses 5-7) is all found in the victory song as well (compare 18:9, 14, 16-17; 2 Samuel 22:10, 15, 17-18). However, Psalm 144 asks for these things to happen, while the victory song shows them as already accomplished. Thus, the victory song is essentially praise and thanks for God answering the plea of Psalm 144—further demonstrating the order in which these psalms were composed.

Verse 8 and the recapitulation of the plea for deliverance in verse 11 seem to imply that the foreign enemies are violating some treaty or other agreement they had made with Israel.

David, anticipating deliverance and victory, says he will sing a new song to God (verse 9; compare 33:2-3; 40:3). This could refer to singing an old song with renewed joy and zeal. Yet in this case it may well refer to the composition of a completely new song—the best fit seeming to be the victory song of Psalm 18 and 2 Samuel 22. In the context of this new song is the reference to God as “the One who gives salvation to kings, who delivers David His servant from the deadly sword” (Psalm 144:10). Considering that the names of the psalmists are rarely included in the lyrics of the psalms, compare the victory song: “Great deliverance He gives to His king, and shows mercy to His anointed, to David and his descendants forevermore” (18:50; compare 2 Samuel 22:51).

Praying for God’s deliverance in faith, David can foresee strong, healthy children, prosperity, peace and contentment for God’s nation (Psalm 144:12-15). Such happiness, as verse 15 makes clear, is the reward of the people of God—both in this age and, in an ultimate sense, in the age to come.

It would be beneficial to read Psalm 18 or 2 Samuel 22 following Psalm 144 to see the intervention of God in answering David’s prayer.

Psalm 145, the last of the final collection of eight Davidic psalms (138-145), is a grand hymn of praise for God the Great King and His majestic reign and gracious acts-including the deliverance of His people. It serves as the closing frame of the five prayers of David seeking rescue from wicked enemies (140-144)-perhaps placed here as grateful and worshipful praise in collective response to God’s intervention in all these past situations and His faithfulness to continue intervening (compare 145:18-20). The hymn also serves to transition to the final five untitled psalms of Hallelujah (“Praise the LORD”) that close the book of Psalms (146-150). This psalm is specifically titled a “praise” or tehillah (derived from hallel )-the only psalm so titled. From the plural form of this word, tehillim, has come the traditional Hebrew name for the book of Psalms- Sefer Tehillim or “Book of Praises.”

David composed Psalm 145 in the form of an alphabetic acrostic, with each succeeding verse beginning with a succeeding letter of the Hebrew alphabet-with the exception, according to the Masoretic Text, of the letter nun. A number of modern versions, based on other texts, include an additional verse corresponding to this letter after verse 13 (though not numbered as a separate verse). However, this does not appear to be justified. As John Gill’s Exposition of the Entire Bible comments: ” This psalm is written alphabetically, as is observed on the title of it; but the letter ‘nun’ is here wanting…. Nor is the order always strictly observed in alphabetical psalms; in the thirty-seventh psalm the letter ‘ain’ is wanting, and three [letters] in the twenty-fifth psalm. The Septuagint, Vulgate Latin, Syriac, Arabic, and Ethiopic versions, supply this defect here, by inserting these words, ‘the Lord is faithful in all his words, and holy in all his works,’ as if they were begun with the word Nman, but they seem to be taken from Ps 145:17, with a little alteration” (note on verse 13).

David begins his hymn of praise with a powerful declaration that he will extol (exalt or lift up), bless and praise God every day forever and ever (verses 1-2)-demonstrating an understanding that he himself will live forever to render this worship. He then states the theme of his psalm: “Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised; and His greatness is unsearchable” (verse 3; compare Romans 11:33). David can compose praise from uncountable manifestations of God’s greatness: His nature, His creation, His plan of salvation, His dealings with mankind.

In verses 4-12 David mentions a number of ways that praise for God will be promulgated. He starts by declaring that praise for God’s awesome works will resound from one generation to the next (verse 4). This is accomplished as stories of God’s great acts are taught to succeeding generations. The passing on of such knowledge is primarily the responsibility of parents (compare Deuteronomy 4:9; 6:7).

Another means of transmitting this knowledge is through the recording of God’s acts for posterity, as was done in the Scriptures. In fact, observe next in Psalm 145 the back and forth of “I will meditate” (verse 5) and “Men shall speak” (verse 6a), “I will declare” (verse 6b) and “They shall utter” (verse 7). Modern Bible versions often eliminate these shifts, but they are clearly present in the Hebrew. Perhaps the idea here is that David is declaring God’s praises in this and other psalms-which others in later generations will sing and talk about.

David then inserts here God’s revelation of Himself through His character, essentially repeating God’s description of Himself to Moses as gracious, compassionate, full of mercy or loving devotion, slow to anger, and good (verses 8-9; compare Exodus 34:6-7). Similar wording may also be found in other psalms (e.g., 86:5, 15; 111:4; 112:4).

In the next verse (Psalm 145:10a), David says that all of God’s works will praise Him, echoing Psalm 19:1-3, where the evidence of God’s creative handiwork in the heavens “declares” God’s glory.

And a further method of the transmission of God’s praise is through the speaking of His saints-His sanctified people-whose task it is to proclaim His Kingdom and mighty acts to the sons of men, the people of this world (verses 10a-12). This is primarily accomplished today, as the New Testament makes clear, through the Church’s proclamation of the gospel of the Kingdom. Yet in an ultimate sense, this may picture the saints, when resurrected and glorified as kings and priests in God’s future Kingdom, teaching the gospel to all nations.

Verse 13, it should be noted, stresses the eternal nature of God’s Kingdom and dominion. We should realize that Scripture presents God’s Kingdom in three ways. In the first two senses it is a present reality. God is particularly the King of His people-both ancient Israel and spiritual Israel. Moreover, God is of course always and ever the King of the universe-Sovereign over all His created realm. Yet for the time being, God permits resistance to His rule. And this brings us to the third, future sense of God’s Kingdom. When Jesus Christ returns, He will set up God’s Kingdom over all nations, enforcing its laws throughout the world and leading everyone to accept God’s sovereignty or be removed. All these senses of God’s reign appear in the remainder of the psalm.

Verses 14-16 illustrate God’s compassion and goodness as, through His sovereign rule, He helps the needy and provides sustenance for all living things. Note that the word “gracious” in verse 8 is translated from hannun, meaning stooping in kindness to help (Strong’s No. 2587, from 2603). In verse 17 the word translated “gracious” is hasid (Strong’s No. 2623)-an adjective form of hesed (No. 2617), meaning loyal love or devotion. Indeed, in verses 17-20 we see God’s loyal love to His devoted people. He will answer their prayers and save them.

While the deliverance and preservation of God’s people in these verses happens today, the ultimate fulfillment of this passage will come with the establishment of God’s Kingdom on earth in the future, when the wicked who refuse to come under God’s loving authority will be destroyed (verse 20) and David’s praise will be part of a vast chorus of all people praising God for all time (verse 21).

John 13

John 13 is what we all read coming up to Passover each year and the crucifixion of Yehshua. I have noticed this one verse this time reading this chapter.

Joh 13:17 “If you know these teachings, blessed are you if you do them.

If you know to do the foot washing and then do it you are blessed for doing it. If you know to do other things and then do them and do not find excuses not to do them then you are and will be blessed for doing them.

If you know to keep the Sabbath is the right thing to do and then you keep it holy, you will be blessed for doing so. If you know the Holy Days of Lev 23 and then you do them as they come up, you will be blessed for doing them; The same for the Sabbatical year. When you know to do it and you do it you will be blessed.

A couple of weeks ago I wrote to you about tithing. It is not a commandment but it is a free will offering. I have been using my money to pay for advertising for the Prophecies of Abraham and to upkeep and move the web site.

Last week I decided to make a separate account and to tithe in to this account. This past week I have been given extra work moving heavy Equipment as I have told you. So by giving a tithe of my gross income, I have been given an extra 15 hours a week or a 25% increase in gross income.

Joh 13:17 “If you know these teachings, blessed are you if you do them.

You will not be blessed if all of this is just head knowledge so you can learn but never apply it. What does Timothy say? Always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth; and the reason why is because they knew the teachings but never applied them.

2Ti 3:1 But know this, that in the last days hard times shall come. 2 For men shall be lovers of self, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, thankless, wrong-doers, 3 unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, fierce, haters of good, 4 betrayers, reckless, puffed up, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of Elohim, 5 having a form of reverence1 but denying its power. And turn away from these! Footnote: 1See v. 13, Isa. 24:5-6, Mt. 24:12, Rom. 1:30-31, 2 Thess. 2:3-11.
6 For among them are those who creep into households and captivate silly women loaded down with sins, led away by various lusts, 7 always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. 8 And as Yoh?ane and Mamr? opposed Mosheh, so do these also oppose the truth – men of corrupt minds, found worthless concerning the belief;9 but they shall not go on further, for their folly shall be obvious to all, as also that of those men became.

Jas 1:21 Therefore put away all filthiness and overflow of evil, and receive with meekness the implanted Word,1 which is able to save your lives. Footnote: 1See Mt. 13:4-23. 22 And become doers of the Word, and not hearers only,1 deceiving yourselves. Footnote: 1See Mt. 7:24-27, Lk. 6:46-49, Lk. 8:21, Rom. 2:13, Heb. 4:11, Rev. 22:14. 23 Because if anyone is a hearer of the Word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks at his natural face in a mirror, 24 for he looks at himself, and goes away, and immediately forgets what he was like. 25 But he that looked into the perfect Torah, that of freedom,1 and continues in it, not becoming a hearer that forgets, but a doer of work, this one shall be blessed in his doing of the Torah. Footnote: 1See 2:12. 26 If anyone among you thinks he is religious, and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his own heart, this one’s religion is worthless. 27 Clean and undefiled religion before the Elohim and Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world.

Joh 13:17 “If you know these teachings, blessed are you if you do them.

We now continue to study the 613 laws of Torah which we can read at
We are doing 7 laws each week. We shall study laws 486-492
We also have commentary, with editing from me, again from

(486)An individual shall bring an offering if he is in doubt as to whether he has committed a sin for which one has to bring a sin-offering. This is called a guilt-offering for doubtful sins. “If a person sins, and commits any of these things which are forbidden to be done by the commandments of Yahweh, though he does not know it, yet he is guilty and shall bear his iniquity. And he shall bring to the priest a ram without blemish from the flock, with your valuation, as a trespass offering. So the priest shall make atonement for him regarding his ignorance in which he erred and did not know it, and it shall be forgiven him. It is a trespass offering; he has certainly trespassed against Yahweh.” (Leviticus 5:17-19) This is the bottom line to the Torah’s discussion of the asham, or trespass offering. It’s kind of depressing, if you think about it: we’re all guilty, even if we don’t realize how—even if we’re totally serious about being “Torah observant.” We’ve all inadvertently done things that violated Yahweh’s standards of behavior or holiness (note: they’re not the same thing). It’s a measure of His love that He provided even for these sins—the places where we fall short, even if we never become aware of them. Yahshua came to fulfill the Law—all of it, including this one.

(487)The remainder of the meal offerings shall be eaten. “This is the law of the grain offering: The sons of Aaron shall offer it on the altar before Yahweh. He shall take from it his handful of the fine flour of the grain offering, with its oil, and all the frankincense which is on the grain offering, and shall burn it on the altar for a sweet aroma, as a memorial to Yahweh. And the remainder of it Aaron and his sons shall eat; with unleavened bread it shall be eaten in a holy place; in the court of the tabernacle of meeting they shall eat it.” (Leviticus 6:14-16) In Mitzvah #476, we discussed the grain, or meal, offering (the minha) as covered in Leviticus 2. The next few entries will continue that discussion. (I would apologize for the helter-skelter organization of the subject matter, but the numbering system for these mitzvot, as I explained earlier, isn’t mine.) A small portion of the grain that was brought to the priests was to be burned—with all of the frankincense provided—“as a memorial to Yahweh.” The rest was to be used as food by the priests tending to their sacrificial duties at the Tabernacle or Temple. If I’m right about the meaning of the minha—that it represents our thankful acknowledgment of the resources and opportunities Yahweh provides for us, then it is clear that He expects us to tangibly advance the cause of His kingdom by meeting the needs of those who are functioning as priests in the world today—interceding between God and man. Since Calvary, of course, that description should fit every believer. That’s why Yahshua commanded us to “love one another as I have loved you.” (John 15:12)

(488)Do not allow the remainder of the meal offerings to become leavened. “…With unleavened bread it shall be eaten in a holy place; in the court of the tabernacle of meeting they shall eat it. It shall not be baked with leaven. I have given it as their portion of My offerings made by fire; it is most holy, like the sin offering and the trespass offering. (Leviticus 6:16-17) I honestly don’t know where Maimonides gets some of this stuff. Yahweh merely said to prepare the minha without leaven. The reason, as we have seen, is that leaven, or yeast, is a symbol for sin—it is something that tends to grow until it permeates the whole loaf—or the whole life. In the context of the grain offering, our thankfulness for God’s provision must be expressed in purity. Even Caiaphas understood that blood money could not honor God (see Matthew 27:6). It is blasphemous to thank God for what we have stolen.

(489)The High Kohein shall offer a meal offering daily. “And Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying, ‘This is the offering of Aaron and his sons, which they shall offer to Yahweh, beginning on the day when he is anointed: one-tenth of an ephah of fine flour as a daily grain offering, half of it in the morning and half of it at night. It shall be made in a pan with oil. When it is mixed, you shall bring it in. The baked pieces of the grain offering you shall offer for a sweet aroma to Yahweh. The priest from among his sons, who is anointed in his place, shall offer it. It is a statute forever to Yahweh. It shall be wholly burned. For every grain offering for the priest shall be wholly burned. It shall not be eaten.” (Leviticus 6:19-23) This is a corollary to the law of the minha, or grain offering, that we first saw in Mitzvah #476. There we saw that when the grain was presented to the priests by the worshipper, a
handful of it was to be burned on the altar as a memorial to Yahweh. The remainder was set aside as food for the priests.

Maimonides erroneously states that what is being described here is a daily offering. Though the NKJV version adds the word “beginning” in verse 19, it’s not actually there in the text—it should read, “…which they shall offer to Yahweh on the day when he is anointed.” And the word translated “daily” (tamiyd) actually means “perpetually” or “continually.” The passage is not speaking of a daily offering at all but an oft-recurring special occasion: days when male descendents of Aaron are anointed to serve as priests in the sanctuary. On these special days, one tenth of an ephah (which comes out to a little over two liters) of fine flour is baked with oil in a pan or griddle into cakes, which are then completely burned on the altar, half in the morning, and the rest that evening. The fledgling priest is to perform this ritual himself, making it his very first official act.

The symbols involved should be quite familiar by now. From the beginning to the end (reflected in the morning and evening rites) of the priest’s ministry, he is to thankfully acknowledge Yahweh’s provision (the grain offering). His priestly acts are to be guided by the Holy Spirit (the oil), for they’re a rehearsal of the Messiah’s redeeming sacrifice (the burning of the offering upon the altar). Thus the faithful ministry of the priest (the believer) brings pleasure to Yahweh.

Dan 8:14 And he said to me, “For two thousand three hundred days, then that which is set-apart shall be made right.” 15 And it came to be, when I, Dani’?l, had seen the vision, that I sought understanding, and see, before me stood one having the appearance of a mighty man.

Dan 8:19 and said, “Look, I am making known to you what shall take place in the latter time of the wrath, for at the appointed time shall be the end.

Dan 8:23 “And in the latter time of their rule, when the transgressors have filled up their measure, a sovereign, fierce of face and skilled at intrigues, shall stand up. 24 “And his power shall be mighty, but not by his own power, and he shall destroy incredibly, and shall prosper and thrive, and destroy mighty men, and the set-apart people. 25 “And through his skill he shall make deceit prosper in his hand, and hold himself to be great in his heart, and destroy many who are at ease, and even stand against the Prince of princes – yet without hand he shall be broken. 26 “And what was said in the vision of the evenings and mornings is truth. And hide the vision, for it is after many days.” 27 And I, Dani’?l, was stricken and became sick for days. Then I rose up and went about the sovereign’s work. And I was amazed at the vision, but there was no understanding.

What you have just read; make special note of. The 2300 days of Daniel begins when the Priest are anointed for the worship in the upcoming Temple.

Like Satan, the little horn casts truth—Yehovah’s word and law (John 17:17; Psalm 119:142; 160)—to the ground. He causes the daily evening and morning sacrifices to cease and brings about the “transgression of desolation” to Yehovah’s sanctuary (verses 11-13). To what does this refer? On the spiritual level, Satan strives to end the prayers of Yehovah’s people and bring them to ultimate ruin—and he succeeds in this with some. Yet, on the physical level, the “transgression of desolation” is obviously parallel with the “abomination of desolation” set up by Antiochus Epiphanes as foretold in Daniel 11:31—an idolatrous desecration of the temple in conjunction with the ending of the literal sacrifices. Despite the past fulfillment of this prophecy, Yehshua made it clear that Daniel’s prophecy of the abomination of desolation was also to be fulfilled in an end-time context as the signal event preceding the Great Tribulation (see Matthew 24:15ff.).

Verse 14 of Daniel 8 states that the sanctuary would be cleansed after 2,300 “evening-mornings,” as the word “days” is literally rendered (NKJV margin, compare verse 26). Expositor’s notes: “This apparently precise period of time has been understood by interpreters in two different ways, either as 2,300 twenty-four-hour days (understanding ereb boqer, ‘evening morning,’ as indicating an entire day from sunset to sunset, like the similar expression in Gen[esis] 1), or else as 1,150 days composed of 1,150 evenings and 1,150 mornings [for a total of 2,300]. In other words, the interval would either be 6 years and 111 days, or else half of that time: 3 years and 55 days. Both views have persuasive advocates, but the preponderance of evidence seems to favor the latter interpretation. The context speaks of the suspension of the tamid (‘sacrifice’), a reference to the olat tamid (‘continual burnt offering’) that was offered regularly each morning and evening (or, as the Hebrews would reckon it, each evening, when the new day began, and each morning). Surely there could have been no other reason for the compound expression ereb boqer than the reference to the two sacrifices that marked each day in temple worship” (noted on verses 13-14).
There were three years from the temple desecration by Antiochus in 168 B.C. until its cleansing and rededication by the Maccabees in 165 (see 1 Maccabees 1:54; 4:52-53)—an event now celebrated by the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah. Yet since the prophecy is primarily for the end-time, it also seems that there must be a last-days application, either of 1,150 days or perhaps 2,300.

According to the Prophecies of Abraham then the Tribulation begins at Passover 2023. 3 years and 55 days earlier then is 2026 on the charts which is Jan 2027 just before Passover by 55 days. This corresponds with the end of the 7 years of plenty and the beginning of the 7 years of famine on Babylon and the beginning of the 3 ½ years when the Two Witnesses begin to speak out about Atonement 2026. There death will be the start of the Tribulation at Passover 2030.

(490)Do not eat of the meal offering brought by the kohanim. “For every grain offering for the priest shall be wholly burned. It shall not be eaten.” (Leviticus 6:23) If you don’t pay attention to the context, you’ll get hopelessly lost. Back in Leviticus 2:10, we read, “And what is left of the grain offering shall be Aaron’s and his sons’.” But here we’re instructed that “It shall not be eaten.” Chapter 2 described the grain offering in general. Here in Chapter 6, we’re receiving instruction concerning the grain offering to be presented upon the anointing of new priests. The key is in the phrasing: “Every grain offering for the priest…,” i.e., for the inauguration of his ministry, as we saw in Mitzvah #489.

(491)Observe the procedure of the sin-offering. “This is the law of the sin offering: In the place where the burnt offering is killed, the sin offering shall be killed before Yahweh. It is most holy. The priest who offers it for sin shall eat it. In a holy place it shall be eaten, in the court of the tabernacle of meeting.” (Leviticus 6:25-26) The entire fourth chapter of Leviticus is descriptive of the chata’t, or “sin offering,” and the instructions are summarized here in Chapter 6. The details vary, depending on whose sin is being atoned for: “If an anointed priest sins, bringing guilt upon the people” (4:2), or “If the whole congregation of Israel sins unintentionally, and the thing is hidden from the eyes of the assembly” (4:13), the sacrifice required is a young bull, symbolic of repentance from false doctrine. Third, if the sinner was a ruler of the people (4:22-26), the proper chata’t sacrifice was a young male goat, indicating his repentance from the sin as one in authority, yet under God’s authority. A fourth case was an ordinary Israelite individual: “If anyone of the common people sins unintentionally by doing something against any of the commandments of Yahweh in anything which ought not to be done, and is guilty” (4:27), then the sacrifice was a young female goat, an acknowledgment that the transgression is a failure to heed the leading of the Holy Spirit of God.

As we shall see, the sin offering (the chata’t—see also Mitzvot #480, #481 and #492) and the trespass (or guilt) offering (the asham—see Mitzvot #482, #483, #484, #486, and #493) are quite similar. Both covered unintentional sins. Indeed, we read that “The trespass offering is like the sin offering; there is one law for them both” (Leviticus 7:7), specifically in that the offering is to be eaten by the priests who perform the ritual. The principal difference between them seems to be that the chata’t was concerned with sins “against any of the commandments of Yahweh in anything which ought not to be done” (4:13), while the asham is a “trespass…in regard to the holy things of Yahweh” (5:15) including that which would require restitution to be made (see verse 16). The distinction is apparently that the chata’t covered shortcomings in behavior, while the asham dealt with lapses in holiness or ritual purity.

(492)Do not eat of the flesh of sin offerings, the blood of which is brought within the Sanctuary and sprinkled towards the Veil. “…Everyone who touches its flesh must be holy. And when its blood is sprinkled on any garment, you shall wash that on which it was sprinkled, in a holy place. But the earthen vessel in which it is boiled shall be broken. And if it is boiled in a bronze pot, it shall be both scoured and rinsed in water. All the males among the priests may eat it. It is most holy. But no sin offering from which any of the blood is brought into the tabernacle of meeting, to make atonement in the holy place, shall be eaten. It shall be burned in the fire.” (Leviticus 6:27-30) Some of the blood from the chata’t sacrifices for the unintentional sins of the priesthood or the whole congregation was to be brought inside the Sanctuary—into the first room, the Holy Place—and there the priest would dip his finger into the blood and sprinkle it seven times “before Yahweh,” after which he would “put some of the blood on the horns of the altar of sweet incense before Yahweh, which is in the tabernacle of meeting” (4:7, also 4:18). The remaining blood was to be poured out at the base of the big altar of burnt offering, outside the door of the Sanctuary, and the sacrifice was not to be eaten, but rather, “He shall carry the bull outside the camp, and burn it.” (4:21)

To eat, or not to eat: that is the question. I realize this is potentially all quite confusing. First we read, “All the males among the priests may eat it.” (6:29) But in the next breath, we hear, “But no sin offering from which any of the blood is brought into the tabernacle of meeting…shall be eaten.” (6:30) The sacrificial bulls atoning for the sins of the priesthood and the whole congregation are not to be eaten—these are the chata’t offerings whose blood has been brought into the sanctuary and sprinkled before the veil. But there is no such application of blood required for the goat sacrifices made by rulers or individual Israelites, so their chata’t sacrifices are to be eaten by the priests. The principle here is that the priests are not to benefit from their own sin or error. Further, it is presumed that if everybody has fallen into sin, the priesthood is to blame, for it is their job to lead the people in matters of faith and sound doctrine. This is a stern warning for us today: “religious leaders” trying to get rich by “tickling the ears” of a gullible world with trendy lies and half-truths are the objects of Yahweh’s displeasure. Priests must not profit from their own sin.