Because He Did Not Bring the Offering

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.

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Published: Apr 14, 2022

News Letter 5858-007
The 6th Year of the 4th Sabbatical Cycle
The 27th year of the 120th Jubilee Cycle
The 13th day of the 2nd month 5858 years after the creation of Adam
The 4th Sabbatical Cycle after the 119th Jubilee Cycle
The Sabbatical Cycle of Sword, Famines, and Pestilence
The 3rd year Tithe

April 16, 2022

Shabbat Shalom Royal Family of Yehovah,

Shabbat Shalom to the Royal Family of Yehovah,


Shabbat Zoom Meeting

There are many people in need of fellowship and who are sitting at home on the Sabbath with no one to talk to or debate with. I want to encourage all of you to join us on Shabbat, and to invite others to come and join us as well. If the time is not convenient then you can listen to the teaching and the midrash after on our YouTube channel.

What are we doing and why do we teach this way?

We are going to discuss both sides of an issue and then let you choose. It is the work of the Ruach (Spirit) to direct and to teach you.

The medieval commentator Rashi wrote that the Hebrew word for wrestle (avek) implies that Jacob was “tied”, for the same word is used to describe knotted fringes in a Jewish prayer shawl, the tzitzityot. Rashi says, “thus is the manner of two people who struggle to overthrow each other, that one embraces the other and knots him with his arms”.

Our intellectual wrestling has been replaced by a different kind of struggle. We are Wrestling with Yehovah as we grapple with His Word. It is an intimate act, symbolizing a relationship in which Yehovah and I and you are bound together. My wrestling is a struggle to discover what Yehovah expects of us, and we are “tied” to the One who assists us in that struggle.

Today, many say Israel means “Champion of God”, or better — the “Wrestler of God”.

Our Torah sessions each Shabbat teach you and encourage you to constantly challenge, question, argue against, as well as view alternative views and explanations of the Word. In other words, we are to “wrestle with the Word” to get to the truth. Jews worldwide believe that you need to wrestle with the Word and constantly challenge Dogma, Theology, and views or else you will never get to the Truth.

We are not like most churches where “The preacher talks and everyone listens.” We encourage everyone to participate, to question and to contribute what they know on the subject being discussed. We want you to be a champion wrestler of the Word of Yehovah. We want you to wear the title of Israel, knowing that you not only know but are capable to explain why you know the Torah to be true with logic and facts.

We have a few rules though. Let others talk and listen. There is no discussion about UFO’s Nephilim, Vaccines or conspiracy-type subjects. We have people from around the world with different world views. Not everyone cares who is the President of any particular country. Treat each other with respect as Fellow wrestlers of the word. Some of our subjects are hard to understand and require you to be mature and if you do not know, then listen to gain knowledge and understanding and hopefully wisdom. The very things you are commanded to ask Yehovah for and He gives to those who ask.

Jas 1:5  But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and with no reproach, and it shall be given to him.

We hope you can invite those who want to keep Torah to come and join us by hitting the link below. It is almost like a Torah teaching fellowship talk show with people from around the world taking part and sharing their insights and understandings.

We start off with some music and then some prayers and it’s as though you were sitting around the kitchen back in Newfoundland having a cup of coffee and all of us enjoying each other’s company. I hope you will grace us with your company someday.

Sabbath services begin April 16 at 12:30 PM EDT we will be doing prayers songs and teaching from this hour.

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Septennial Torah Portion

If you go to Torah Portion at our archived section, you can then go to the 5th year which is the 5th year of the Sabbatical Cycle, the one we are in now, as we state at the top of every News Letter. There you can scroll down to April 16, 2022, and see that this Shabbat we could very well be midrashing about

Exodus 36

Jeremiah 5-6

Proverbs 8

Acts 6-7:22

If you missed last week’s exciting discoveries as we studied that section you can go and watch past Shabbats on our media section.


Counting the Omer

It is amazing to realize we are already about to begin the 5th week of counting the Omer starting this Sunday. While other are about to begin their count.

Here are the Pslams for each of the days of the count.

Today is the seventh day of the fourth week of seven weeks. Today is the twenty-eighth day of the counting of fifty days from the day of the waving of the Omer on the morrow after the Sabbath. Today is Sabbath, the fourth Sabbath of seven Sabbaths. Today completes the fourth week of seven weeks.

Psa 67:1  Elohim does favour us and bless us, Cause His face to shine upon us. Selah.
Psa 67:2  For Your way to be known on earth, Your deliverance among all nations.
Psa 67:3  Let the peoples praise You, O Elohim, Let all the peoples praise You.
Psa 67:4  Let the nations be glad and sing for joy! For You judge the peoples uprightly, And lead the nations on earth. Selah.
Psa 67:5  Let the peoples praise You, O Elohim; Let all the peoples praise You.
Psa 67:6  The earth shall give her increase; Elohim, our own Elohim, blesses us!
Psa 67:7  Elohim blesses us! And all the ends of the earth fear Him!

Day Twenty-Eight | Longing For Yehovah | Psalm 63:1-8

1 O Elohim, You are my El; I earnestly seek You. My being has thirsted for You. My flesh has longed for You in a dry and thirsty land without water. (Psalm 63:1)
2 Therefore I have had a vision of You In the set-apart place, to see Your power and Your esteem. (Psalm 63:2)
3 Because Your kindness is better than life, my lips do praise You. (Psalm 63:3)
4 Therefore I bless You while I live. In Your Name I lift up my hands. (Psalm 63:4)
5 My being is satisfied as with marrow and fat, and my mouth praises You with singing lips. (Psalm 63:5)
6 When I remember You on my bed, I meditate on You in the night watches. (Psalm 63:6)
7 For You have been my help, and in the shadow of Your wings I sing. (Psalm 63:7)
8 My being has closely followed You. Your right hand did uphold me. (Psalm 63:8)

WEEK FIVE | 5

Day Twenty-Nine A Song of Thanksgiving Psalm 67:1-7

Today is the first day of the fifth week of seven weeks. Today is the twenty-ninth day of the counting of fifty days from the day of the waving of the Omer on the morrow after the Sabbath.

Psa 67:1  Elohim does favour us and bless us, Cause His face to shine upon us. Selah.
Psa 67:2  For Your way to be known on earth, Your deliverance among all nations.
Psa 67:3  Let the peoples praise You, O Elohim, Let all the peoples praise You.
Psa 67:4  Let the nations be glad and sing for joy! For You judge the peoples uprightly, And lead the nations on earth. Selah.
Psa 67:5  Let the peoples praise You, O Elohim; Let all the peoples praise You.
Psa 67:6  The earth shall give her increase; Elohim, our own Elohim, blesses us!
Psa 67:7  Elohim blesses us! And all the ends of the earth fear Him!

Today is the second day of the fifth week of seven weeks. Today is the thirtieth day of the counting of fifty days from the day of the waving of the Omer on the morrow after the Sabbath.

Psa 67:1  Elohim does favour us and bless us, Cause His face to shine upon us. Selah.
Psa 67:2  For Your way to be known on earth, Your deliverance among all nations.
Psa 67:3  Let the peoples praise You, O Elohim, Let all the peoples praise You.
Psa 67:4  Let the nations be glad and sing for joy! For You judge the peoples uprightly, And lead the nations on earth. Selah.
Psa 67:5  Let the peoples praise You, O Elohim; Let all the peoples praise You.
Psa 67:6  The earth shall give her increase; Elohim, our own Elohim, blesses us!
Psa 67:7  Elohim blesses us! And all the ends of the earth fear Him!

Day Thirty | Yehovah & His People (Part I) Psalm 78:1-16

Psa 78:1   My people, give ear to my Torah, Incline your ears to the words of my mouth.
Psa 78:2  I open my mouth in a parable; I utter riddles of old,
Psa 78:3  Which we have heard and known, For our fathers have related them to us.
Psa 78:4  We do not hide them from their children, Relating to the generation to come the praises of Yehovah, And His strength and His wonders which He has done.
Psa 78:5  For He raised a witness in Ya?aqo?, And set a Torah in Yisra’?l, Which He commanded our fathers, To teach them to their children;
Psa 78:6  That it might be known to a generation to come, To children who would be born, To rise up and relate them to their children,
Psa 78:7  And place their trust in Elohim, And not forget the works of ?l, But watch over His commands,
Psa 78:8  And not be like their fathers, A stubborn and rebellious generation, A generation which did not prepare its heart, Whose spirit was not steadfast to ?
Psa 78:9  The children of Ephrayim, armed bowmen, Turned back in the day of battle.
Psa 78:10  They did not guard the covenant of Elohim, And they refused to walk in His Torah,
Psa 78:11  And they forgot His deeds And His wonders which He had shown them.
Psa 78:12  He did wonders in the sight of their fathers, In the land of Mitsrayim, in the field of Tso?an.
Psa 78:13  He split the sea and caused them to pass through, And He made the waters stand up like a heap,
Psa 78:14  And led them with the cloud by day, And all the night with a light of fire.
Psa 78:15  He split the rocks in the wilderness, And made them drink, as from the great depths,
Psa 78:16  And brought forth streams from the rock, And caused waters to come down as rivers.

Today is the third day of the fifth week of seven weeks. Today is the thirty-first day of the counting of fifty days from the day of the waving of the Omer on the morrow after the Sabbath.

Psa 67:1  Elohim does favour us and bless us, Cause His face to shine upon us. Selah.
Psa 67:2  For Your way to be known on earth, Your deliverance among all nations.
Psa 67:3  Let the peoples praise You, O Elohim, Let all the peoples praise You.
Psa 67:4  Let the nations be glad and sing for joy! For You judge the peoples uprightly, And lead the nations on earth. Selah.
Psa 67:5  Let the peoples praise You, O Elohim; Let all the peoples praise You.
Psa 67:6  The earth shall give her increase; Elohim, our own Elohim, blesses us!
Psa 67:7  Elohim blesses us! And all the ends of the earth fear Him!

Day Thirty-One | Yehovah & His People (Part II) Psalm 78:17-31

Psa 78:17  Yet they sinned still more against Him To rebel against the Most High in the desert.
Psa 78:18  And they tried ?l in their heart By asking food according to their desire.
Psa 78:19  And they spoke against Elohim. They said, “Is ?l able to set a table in the wilderness?
Psa 78:20  “Look, He struck the rock, So that the waters gushed out, And the streams overflowed. Is He able to give bread also? Would He provide meat for His people?”
Psa 78:21  Therefore Yehovah heard, and He was wroth; So a fire was kindled against Ya?aqo?, And displeasure also came up against Yisrael?
Psa 78:22  Because they did not believe in Elohim, Neither did they trust in His deliverance.
Psa 78:23  Yet He had commanded the clouds above, And opened the doors of the heavens,
Psa 78:24  And He rained down manna on them to eat, And He gave them the grain of the heavens.
Psa 78:25  Men ate bread of the mighty; He sent them provisions to satisfaction.
Psa 78:26  He made an east wind blow in the heavens; And by His power He brought in the south wind.
Psa 78:27  And He rained meat on them like the dust, And winged birds like the sand of the seas,
Psa 78:28  And let them fall in the midst of His camp, All around His Dwelling Place.
Psa 78:29  So they ate and were completely satisfied, For He brought them what they desired.
Psa 78:30  They had not turned away from their desire, Their food was still in their mouths,
Psa 78:31  When the wrath of Elohim came against them, And He killed among their fat ones, And He struck down the choice ones of Yisra’?l.

Today is the fourth day of the fifth week of seven weeks. Today is the thirty-second day of the counting of fifty days from the day of the waving of the Omer on the morrow after the Sabbath.

Psa 67:1  Elohim does favour us and bless us, Cause His face to shine upon us. Selah.
Psa 67:2  For Your way to be known on earth, Your deliverance among all nations.
Psa 67:3  Let the peoples praise You, O Elohim, Let all the peoples praise You.
Psa 67:4  Let the nations be glad and sing for joy! For You judge the peoples uprightly, And lead the nations on earth. Selah.
Psa 67:5  Let the peoples praise You, O Elohim; Let all the peoples praise You.
Psa 67:6  The earth shall give her increase; Elohim, our own Elohim, blesses us!
Psa 67:7  Elohim blesses us! And all the ends of the earth fear Him!

Day Thirty-Two | Yehovah & His People (Part III) Psalm 78:32-39

Psa 78:32  In spite of all this they still sinned, And did not believe in His wonders.
Psa 78:33  So He ended their days in a breath, And their years in trouble.
Psa 78:34  When He killed them, then they sought Him, And they returned and did earnestly seek ?l.
Psa 78:35  And they remembered that Elohim was their rock, And the Most High ?l their redeemer.
Psa 78:36  But they flattered Him with their mouth, And they lied to Him with their tongue,
Psa 78:37  For their heart was not steadfast with Him, And they were not true to His covenant.
Psa 78:38  But He, the Compassionate One, Pardoned crookedness, And did not destroy them. And many a time He turned His displeasure away, And did not stir up all His wrath.
Psa 78:39  For He remembered that they were but flesh, A passing breath that does not return.

Today is the fifth day of the fifth week of seven weeks. Today is the thirty-third day of the counting of fifty days from the day of the waving of the Omer on the morrow after the Sabbath.

Psa 67:1  Elohim does favour us and bless us, Cause His face to shine upon us. Selah.
Psa 67:2  For Your way to be known on earth, Your deliverance among all nations.
Psa 67:3  Let the peoples praise You, O Elohim, Let all the peoples praise You.
Psa 67:4  Let the nations be glad and sing for joy! For You judge the peoples uprightly, And lead the nations on earth. Selah.
Psa 67:5  Let the peoples praise You, O Elohim; Let all the peoples praise You.
Psa 67:6  The earth shall give her increase; Elohim, our own Elohim, blesses us!
Psa 67:7  Elohim blesses us! And all the ends of the earth fear Him!

Day Thirty-Three | Yehovah & His People (Part IV) | Psalm 78:40-55

Psa 78:40  How often they rebelled against Him in the wilderness, And grieved Him in the desert!
Psa 78:41  And again and again they tried ?l, And provoked the Set-apart One of Yisra’?l.
Psa 78:42  They did not remember His hand, The day when He redeemed them from the adversary,
Psa 78:43  How He worked His signs in Mitsrayim, And His wonders in the field of Tso?an.
Psa 78:44  He turned their rivers into blood, And they could not drink their streams.
Psa 78:45  He sent among them swarms of flies which devoured them, And frogs which destroyed them,
Psa 78:46  And gave their crops to the caterpillar, And their labour to the locust.
Psa 78:47  He destroyed their vines with hail, And their sycamore trees with frost,
Psa 78:48  And gave their beasts over to the hail, And their livestock to bolts of fire.
Psa 78:49  He sent on them the burning of His displeasure, Wrath, and rage, and distress, A deputation of messengers of evils.
Psa 78:50  He made a path for His displeasure; He did not spare their being from death, But gave their life over to the plague.
Psa 78:51  And He struck all the first-born in Mitsrayim, The first-fruits of strength in the tents of ?am,
Psa 78:52  Then made His own people go forth like sheep, And led them in the wilderness like a flock.
Psa 78:53  And He led them on safely, And they did not fear, But the sea covered their enemies.
Psa 78:54  And He brought them to the border of His set-apart place, This mountain which His right hand had gained,
Psa 78:55  And drove out nations before them, And allotted them a measured inheritance, And made the tribes of Yisra’?l dwell in their tents.

Today is the sixth day of the fifth week of seven weeks. Today is the thirty-fourth day of the counting of fifty days from the day of the waving of the Omer on the morrow after the Sabbath.

Psa 67:1  Elohim does favour us and bless us, Cause His face to shine upon us. Selah.
Psa 67:2  For Your way to be known on earth, Your deliverance among all nations.
Psa 67:3  Let the peoples praise You, O Elohim, Let all the peoples praise You.
Psa 67:4  Let the nations be glad and sing for joy! For You judge the peoples uprightly, And lead the nations on earth. Selah.
Psa 67:5  Let the peoples praise You, O Elohim; Let all the peoples praise You.
Psa 67:6  The earth shall give her increase; Elohim, our own Elohim, blesses us!
Psa 67:7  Elohim blesses us! And all the ends of the earth fear Him!

Day Thirty-Four | Yehovah & His People (Part V) Psalm 78:56-72

Psa 78:56  Yet they tried and rebelled Against the Most High Elohim, And did not guard His witnesses,
Psa 78:57  But they turned back And acted treacherously like their fathers; They twisted like a treacherous bow.
Psa 78:58  For they enraged Him with their high places, And moved Him to jealousy with their carved images.
Psa 78:59  When Elohim heard this, He was wroth, And greatly despised Yisra’el,
Psa 78:60  And He left the Dwelling Place of Shiloh, The Tent which He had set up among men.
Psa 78:61  And He gave His strength into captivity, And His comeliness into the hand of the adversary.
Psa 78:62  And He gave His people over to the sword, And He was wroth with His inheritance.
Psa 78:63  His young men were consumed by fire, And His maidens were not praised.
Psa 78:64  His priests fell by the sword, And their widows could not weep.
Psa 78:65  Then Yehovah awoke as one asleep, As a mighty man who shouts because of wine.
Psa 78:66  And He struck His adversaries backward, He put them to an everlasting reproach.
Psa 78:67  Then He rejected the tent of Yoseph, And did not choose the tribe of Ephrayim,
Psa 78:68  But chose the tribe of Yehudah, Mount Tsiyon, which He loved.
Psa 78:69  And He built His set-apart place like the heights, Like the earth He founded it forever.
Psa 78:70  And He chose Dawi? His servant, And took him from the sheepfolds;
Psa 78:71  He brought him in from tending the ewes, To shepherd Yacaqob His people, And Yisra’?l His inheritance.
Psa 78:72  And he shepherded them According to the integrity of his heart, And led them by the skill of his hands.


Special Note

Last week I added a couple of other notes to the end of the News Letter THE SAPPHIRE BENEATH HIS FEET.

I think those two notes have caused me to rethink those things I know and the awesome potential they reveal. Make sure you check them out.


The Barley

Passover on the Hillel Calendar is April 15, 2022.

Those of you keeping the Crescent Moon and Barley to begin the year according to Devorah’s Date Tree will be celebrating Wave Sheaf Day on April 24, 2022. April 24, ????? Really???? Has anyone checked the Barley? Does anyone care about why we even look for the barley in the first place? How much barley will be left on April 24th? Have you demanded any of those who search for the barley to do a follow-up report? Ask them to report on the first fields that were Aviv, not the last ones. And if they don’t have you bothered to learn about the barley?

Just imagine going out into the fields after the sunsets and trying to harvest the barley for wave sheaf day.

The only way you can do that this year in 2022 on April 24th is to do it in your imagination. The Barley shattered weeks ago and is long gone. Randy Cates and I along with Becca Bidermand were eyewitnesses in the land of Israel this year. We saw it for ourselves and we posted videos about it and let everyone know the barley was indeed Aviv back in March. We posted all the following videos.

Yes we even had time to have some fun and laugh.

But seriously the Barley was shattering on our last report which was the day before Wave Sheaf Day in March. We have all these videos and the final one by Becca on April 5, 2022, showing the state of the barley and how it is reseeding itself.

What is left now is not the first fruits. What are you going to offer Yehovah, nothing but your disrespect to His commands and His authority?

Some will try and justify themselves and say this is the second Passover. Do not be deceived. The Second Passover is for those who had touched a dead person or were on a journey. Not for those who just did not keep it. Read carefully what you are told in Verse 13.

Num 9:6  And there were certain men who were defiled by the dead body of a man, so that they could not prepare the Passover on that day. And they came before Moses and before Aaron on that day.

Num 9:7  And those men said to him, We are defiled by the dead body of a man. Why are we kept back that we may not offer an offering of Jehovah in its appointed time among the sons of Israel?

Num 9:8  And Moses said to them, You wait, and I will hear what Jehovah will command about you.

Num 9:9  And Jehovah spoke to Moses saying,

Num 9:10  Speak to the sons of Israel, saying, If any man of you or of your generations shall be unclean because of a dead body, or in a journey afar off, he shall still keep the Passover to Jehovah.

Num 9:11  They shall keep it the fourteenth day of the second month at evening, eating it with unleavened cakes and bitter herbs.

Num 9:12  They shall leave none of it until the morning, nor break any bone of it. According to all the ordinances of the Passover they shall keep it.

Num 9:13  But the man that is clean, and is not in a journey, and holds back from preparing the Passover, even the same soul shall be cut off from among his people. Because he did not bring the offering of Jehovah in His appointed time, that man shall bear his sin.

Num 9:14  And if a stranger shall live among you, and prepares the Passover to Jehovah, he shall do according to the ordinance of the Passover, and according to its ordinance. You shall have one ordinance, both for the stranger and for him that was born in the land.

What is the offering that you are to bring before Yehovah at Passover?

H7133   (Strong)
קֻרְבָּן    קָרְבָּן

qorbân    qûrbân

kor-bawn’, koor-bawn’

From H7126; something brought near the altar, that is, a sacrificial present: – oblation, that is offered, offering.

The word qorban is translated as the Oblation offering 11 times.

Lev 2:4-5 (2), Lev 2:7, Lev 2:12-13 (2), Lev 3:1, Lev 7:14, Lev 7:29, Lev 22:18, Num 18:9, Num 31:50

When you check each of the scriptures above, they mean both those things sacrificed and the meal-offering or the Wave Sheaf Offering.

What Yehovah is saying here in Numbers 9:13 is very very terrifying because you did not make the offering of Yehovah AT HIS APPOINTED TIME. Yehovah’s Appointed time.

It is that serious.

If you are going to just brush off that the Barley was Aviv in March and blame it on the views of others then you have no excuse. You failed to do your homework and verify their reports with the pictures they are showing you. I have done that in past years. You could have done that. But this year I actually went over to check for myself. And I shared it with you all. I confirmed what Becca was saying. Randy and I together confirmed it.

So then you ignore our videos and our Newsletters so you can feel justified. Now you get to deal with the consequences of your decision.

Num 9:13  But the man that is clean, and is not in a journey, and holds back from preparing the Passover, even the same soul shall be cut off from among his people. Because he did not bring the offering of Jehovah in His appointed time, that man shall bear his sin.

You may not know the real meaning of the importance of the Barley. You do know that the lamb killed at Passover represented Yehovah/Yehshua. In the exact same way that the Lamb represented Yehovah, the barley also represents something that explains to you the entire plan of salvation and where you fit into it. If you have not yet read our teaching on The Hidden Meaning of Pentecost then do so now.

Then again on the other hand when you read Revelation 12:17 the dragon makes war with those who keep the commandments. But those others who also kept the commandments fled as the woman into the wilderness. Why did the others not flee with the woman who was protected? Why did they not go with her? Why? Are they keeping the Holy Days at the wrong time? After all we know we must flee at Passover. Why did they not flee?

If they do not keep the Wave Sheaf Day and make that offering at the proper time, then yes indeed they will be cut off just as you are warned in Numbers 9. Take this seriously, because you have been warned.


In The Mail

Hi Joseph,
Thank you for your follow up with Becca and checking the state of the fields (4th apr) As I thought, the barley will now quickly ‘disappear’ as the weather warms and within a few weeks the remnants of grains/plants will literally disappear. So there won’t be anything left by April Passover…let along an Adar Gimel!
So yes retrospectively looking back on all the info I believe you/Becca have really nailed things down for the correct timing as a March Passover. (As they say retrospect is a wonderful thing)
Sorry to hear you are stuck in Jordan with covid. At least you get a forced rest! get well soon…I assume you still have that Red Sea view…what a blessing.
If you are planning a follow up trip to Saudi Arabi please keep us in mind as we would love to have an opportunity to visit Mt Sinai etc.
Regards
Peter

Dear Joseph

My Name is Bill ….., I am 80 years old, + still a member of the United Church of God, I joined the World Wide Church of God in 1980.

I am retired + don’t have much income, but I would still like to donate some money to The Widows. (Our Church does not do this. If possible I would like this to go to the Widows in Ukraine. (Otherwise, you Choose)

Thank you

Bill

Dear Joseph:

Enclosed is a donation for Sighted Moon Ministries. I always look forward to your Newsletters-you cram so much as you can into them. You are teaching me to pay attention to details especially when it comes to the Calendar.

The Messianic folks around me are all saying that this year is the Schmittah year because the Jews in Israel have said so. I will celebrate it next year by laying fallow the farmland I inherited from my parents.

Not sure how you get everything done- you must work on very little sleep. Praying for your work to continue and that all will go well for your wife in her cancer treatment.
Sincerely
M.K. Bishop.


“The Feast of Oaths, what does it mean?”

This is chapter 5 of our book The 2300 Days of Hell. We urge everyone to get it and learn the many things we have shared in it. In fact, this book The 2300 Days of Hell was going to be called the 70 Shabua of Daniel. But no one knew what Shabua meant and it failed to raise enough interest for people to buy it, so we changed the name.

Chapter 5 | What Does “Weeks” Mean?

24 “Seventy weeks are decreed for your people and for your set-apart city, to put an end to the transgression, and to seal up sins, and to cover crookedness, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up vision and prophet, and to anoint the Most Set-apart. 25 Know, then, and understand: from the going forth of the command to restore and build Yerushalayim until Messiah the Prince is seven weeks and sixty- two weeks. It shall be built again, with streets and a trench, but in times of affliction. 26 And after the sixty-two weeks Messiah shall be cut off and have naught. And the people of a coming prince shall destroy the city and the set-apart place. And the end of it is with a flood. And wastes are decreed, and fighting until the end. 27 And he shall confirm a covenant with many for one week. And in the middle of the week he shall put an end to slaughtering and meal offering. And on the wing of abominations he shall lay waste, even until the complete end and that which is decreed is poured out on the one who lays waste.1” [Footnote: 1Matthew 24:15 (Daniel 9:24-27)]

We are now over 200 pages into this subject of Daniel’s 70 Weeks and yet, we have only covered the first seven words of this prophesy.

“Seventy weeks are decreed for your people.”

I have explained who Daniel’s people are. They are all of Israel and I have explained who they are today. They are the descendants of the Celtic people and they are the Nation of Britain and the British Commonwealth—as well as the United States of America and the State of Israel. It is extremely important to understand who this prophecy is speaking about.

I have already shown you why the 70 Weeks is not 70 x 7—which would give you an invalid total of 490 years. People have been using this information for every time of trial for over the past 2,000 years and it has never proven true. Nor will it. It cannot be plugged into any current theories and it also falls short in the context of using it to rectify and bridge any remaining gaps in the so-called “Gap Theory.”

So what then is the answer to this riddle of riddles?

It is actually quite simple and it comes from a proper understanding of the words spoken. When you understand this word “week,” the meaning is extremely deep. Prepare to have the tent pegs of your mind stretched as we begin by examining the word “weeks” for insight and clarity.

Here is this first sentence again with the Strong’s Hebrew notes:

24 SeventyH7657 weeksH7620 are determinedH2852 uponH5921 thy people. H5971 (Daniel 9:24)

The word “seventy” is very easy to understand and it is: H7657350—shib?? ym shib-eem’

Multiple of H7651: Seventy: Seventy, threescore and ten (+ -teen).

But remember, it is the word “weeks” that is the primary focus of this chapter. When you look it up in Strong’s Concordance, you immediately find there are a number of words to investigate.

H7620—shaw-boo’-ah, shaw-boo’-ah, sheb-oo-aw’
Properly passive participle of H7650 as a denominative of H7651: Literally

sevened, that is, a week (specifically of years): Seven, week.

H7650—shaw-bah’

A primitive root; properly to be complete, but used only as a denominative from H7651: To seven oneself, that is, swear (as if by repeating a declaration seven times): Adjure, charge (by an oath, with an oath), feed to the full [by mistake for H7646], take an oath, X straitly, (cause to, make to) swear.

H7646—saw-bah’, saw-bay’-ah

A primitive root; to sate, that is, fill to satisfaction (literally or figuratively): Have enough, fill (full, self, with), be (to the) full (of), have plenty of, be satiated, satisfy (with), suffice, be weary of.

H7651—sheh’-bah, shib-aw’

From H7650: A primitive cardinal number; seven (as the sacred full one); also (adverbially) seven times; by implication a week; by extension an indefinite number: (+ by) seven ([-fold], -s, [-teen, -teenth], -th, times). Compare H7658.

H7658—shib-aw-naw’

Prolonged for the masculine of H7651: Seven: Seven.

Above then you have the definition of this word commonly known as “weeks.” Before I say anything further to influence your thoughts one way or another, I will first have you look where else this same word is used in the Bible. Strong’s Concordance maintains it is used a total of nineteen times. In eleven of these nineteen instances, we are provided with a clear example of the word and its proper meaning.

H7620 shaw-boo’-ah, shaw-boo’-ah, sheb-oo-aw’ 350 Strong’s Concordance, Esword.

Total KJV Occurrences: 19 Weeks (15)

Exodus 34:22 (1), Leviticus 12:5 (1), Numbers 28:26 (1), Deuteronomy 16:9-10 (3), Deuteronomy 16:16 (1), 2 Chronicles 8:13 (1), Daniel 9:24-26 (5), Daniel 10:2-3 (2)

Week (4)

Genesis 29:27-28 (2), Daniel 9:27 (2)

Our first example in Exodus plainly reveals to us it is speaking of the “Feast of Weeks.”

22“And perform the Festival of Weeks for yourself, of the first-fruits of wheat harvest, and the Festival of Ingathering at the turn of the year.” (Exodus 34:22)

The second verse the word “weeks” is found in is Leviticus 12:5, but it does not meet the criteria of what I am talking about here. However, the next verse in Numbers does and clearly, it too is talking about the Feast of Weeks.

26 “And on the day of the first-fruits, when you bring a new grain offering to Yehovah at your Festival of Weeks, you have a set-apart gathering, you do no servile work.” (Numbers 28:26)

The fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh verses resulting from our word search for the word “weeks” originate in the Book of Deuteronomy and they too, without a doubt, are speaking about this Feast of “Weeks.”

9 “Count seven weeks for yourself. Begin to count seven weeks from the time you begin to put the sickle to the grain. 10 And you shall perform the Festival of Weeks to ???? your Elohim, according to the voluntary offering from your hand, which you give as Yehovah your Elohim blesses you.” (Deuteronomy 16:9-10)

16 “Three times a year all your males appear before Yehovah your Elohim in the place which He chooses: at the Festival of Unleavened Bread, and at the Festival of Weeks, and at the Festival of Booths. And none should appear before Yehovah empty-handed.” (Deuteronomy 16:16)

Our eighth usage of the word “weeks” is found again in 2 Chronicles. Are you seeing a pattern here?

13 “… even as the duty of every day required, offering according to the command of Mosheh, for the Sabbaths, and for the New Moons, and for the appointed times three times a year: the Festival of Unleavened Bread, and the Festival of Weeks, and the Festival of Booths.” (2 Chronicles 8:13)

Up to this point, all of the examples given to us are decidedly talking about the Feast of Weeks with one exception. The Scriptures that follow are the ones we are determining their proper meaning concerning the 70 Weeks of Daniel 9. Out of the nineteen verses with the word ‘weeks,’ there are twelve which describe to us the Feast of Weeks, with seven of those occurrences taking place in the very set of scriptures we are examining — that is, Daniel 9:24-26.

24 “Seventy weeks are decreed for your people and for your set-apart city, to put an end to the transgression, and to seal up sins, and to cover crookedness, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up vision and prophet, and to anoint the Most Set-apart. 25 Know, then, and understand: from the going forth of the command to restore and build Yerushalayim until Messiah the Prince is seven weeks and sixty two weeks. It shall be built again, with streets and a trench, but in times of affliction. 26 And after the sixty two weeks Messiah shall be cut off and have naught. And the people of a coming prince shall destroy the city and the set-apart place. And the end of it is with a flood. And wastes are decreed, and fighting until the end. 27 And he shall confirm a covenant with many for one week. And in the middle of the week he shall put an end to slaughtering and meal offering. And on the wing of abominations he shall lay waste, even until the complete end and that which is decreed is poured out on the one who lays waste.” (Daniel )9:24-27

There are also four more verses where the word “week” is found. Daniel 10:2-3 (2), Genesis 29:27-28 (2), which in both instances is speaking of an actual 7 day period of time. In Chapter 11, I will present to you the two instances of the word ‘week’ that are found in Daniel 9:27 again, in the context of part of the verses we are examining. This is very remarkable.

Given the fact that many of you may not know what the “Feast of Weeks” is exactly, I will now direct you to Leviticus 23 where we are told of each of the Festivals we are to keep according to Yehovah’s Biblical Calendar with His holy, appointed times.

5 “In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month, between the evenings, is the Passover to Yehovah. 6 And on the fifteenth day of this month is the Festival of Unleavened Bread to Yehovah—seven days you eat unleavened bread. 7 On the first day you have a set-apart gathering, you do no servile work. 8 And you shall bring an offering made by fire to Yehovah for seven days. On the seventh day is a set-apart gathering, you do no servile work.” (Leviticus 23:5-8)

9 And Yehovah spoke to Mosheh, saying, 10 “Speak to the children of Yisra’e?l, and you shall say to them, ‘When you come into the land which I give you, and shall reap its harvest, then you shall bring a sheaf of the first-fruits of your harvest to the priest. 11 And he shall wave the sheaf before Yehovah, for your acceptance. On the morrow after the Sabbath the priest waves it. 12 And on that day when you wave the sheaf, you shall prepare a male lamb a year old, a perfect one, as a burnt offering to Yehovah, 13 and its grain offering: two-tenths of an ephah of fine flour mixed with oil, an offering made by fire to Yehovah, a sweet fragrance, and its drink offering: one-fourth of a hin of wine. 14 And you do not eat bread or roasted grain or fresh grain until the same day that you have brought an offering to your Elohim—a law forever throughout your generations in all your dwellings.’” (Leviticus 23:9-14)

15 “‘And from the morrow after the Sabbath, from the day that you brought the sheaf of the wave offering, you shall count for yourselves: seven completed Sabbaths. 16 Until the morrow after the seventh Sabbath you count fifty days, then you shall bring a new grain offering to Yehovah. 17 Bring from your dwellings for a wave offering two loaves of bread, of two-tenths of an ephah of fine flour they are, baked with leaven, first-fruits to Yehovah.18 And besides the bread, you shall bring seven lambs a year old, perfect ones, and one young bull and two rams. They are a burnt offering to Yehovah, with their grain offering and their  drink offerings, an offering made by fire for a sweet fragrance to Yehovah. 19 And you shall offer one male goat as a sin offering, and two male lambs a year old, as a peace offering. 20  And the priest shall wave them with the bread of the firstfruits, a wave offering before Jehovah, with the two lambs. They shall be holy to Jehovah for the priest. 21  And you shall proclaim on the same day that it may be a holy convocation to you. You shall do no work of labor. It shall be a statute forever in all your dwellings throughout your generations. (Leviticus 23:5-21)

You are commanded to keep the Passover. Then, from the Sunday during the Days of Unleavened Bread, you are to count seven Sabbaths and after the seventh Sabbath you are to count to the fiftieth day.

15 “And from the morrow after the Sabbath, from the day that you brought the sheaf of the wave offering, you shall count for yourselves: seven completed Sabbaths. 16 Until the morrow after the seventh Sabbath you count fifty days, then you shall bring a new grain offering to Yehovah.” (Leviticus 23:15-16)

In Christendom this is referred to as Pentecost—Pentecost Sunday to be exact. It is also known in Hebrew as Shavuot.

In Luke we can read of this time when the counting of the weeks was taking place.

And it happened on the second chief Sabbath, He went through the grain fields. And His disciples plucked the heads of grain and ate, rubbing them in their hands. (Luke 6:1)

When you look up the word for the chief Sabbath in the Strong’s Concordance it tells you the following.

G1207 deuteroprotos dyoo-ter-op’-ro-tos

From G1208 and G4413; second first, that is, (specifically) a designation of the Sabbath immediately after the Paschal week (being the second after Passover day, and the first of the seven Sabbaths intervening before Pentecost): – second . . . after the first.

Shavuot is the plural of shabua. The Jewish Feast of Pentecost, or Festival of Weeks, is called in Hebrew, Shavuot.

The Festival of Weeks, commonly shortened to Shavuot (Weeks). Shavuot is the plural of shabua. A shabua in Hebrew is a collection of seven (just as a decade is a collection of ten in English). Shavuot in this instance is a collection of seven seven-day weeks.

The word “weeks” is the plural of the word “week.” Our word in Daniel 9:24 is the plural word and in Hebrew this word “week” is “Shabua” and the plural for “Shabua” is “Shabuot” or “Shavuot”—the “v” and “b” sounding the same.

Shavuot or Shabuoth

n. the Hebrew name for Pentecost
[from Hebrew sha?bhu?`o?th , plural of sha?bhu?a?` week]

It stands to reason then, to say that this verse is saying Seventy Shavuot. The following passage in Jeremiah is also a point of interest not noted earlier that is deserving of merit.

24 And they do not say in their heart, “Let us now fear Yehovah our Elohim, who gives rain, both the former and the latter, in its season. He guards for us the appointed weeks of the harvest.” (Jeremiah 5:24) Here in Jeremiah this word “weeks” is called SHAVUOT.

So, instead of saying “Seventy weeks are decreed for your people,” you could say “Seventy Shavuot are decreed for your people.”

I will now take you on a bit of a detour to help you gain an even deeper understanding of what Shavuot is really all about. To some people it is simply the day when Yehovah gave the Ten Commandments to Moses and the Nation of Israel and although this is true, it is not the whole truth (Exodus 19-20). To most Christians this is the day the Holy Spirit was imparted to the Apostles in Acts 2 and this is also true, but what most people do not realize is what this day means to Yehovah Himself. We have three names for the Feast of Shavuot—also known as the Feast of Pentecost.

  1. 1. Chag haKatzir—Festival of the Harvest (Exodus 23:16)
  2. 2. Yom Habikkurim—Day of First-fruits (Numbers 28:26)
  3. 3. Chag haShavuot—Festival of Weeks (Deuteronomy 16:10)

The least common name connection to Shavuot, however, is “The Feast of Oaths.” 355This is adapted from a PowerPoint teaching by my friend Rico Cortez of: http://wisdomintorah.com 356http://thekeyofknowledge.net/downloads/Feasts/daniel-shavuot-feastofoaths.pdf

But getting back to where we were, let us now look at the definition of the word “weeks.”

H7620—Taken from Brown-Driver-Briggs, sha?bu?a? / sha?bu?a? / shebu??a?h, BDB Definition:

1. Seven, period of seven (days or years), heptad, week 1a. Period of seven days, a week
1a1. Feast of Weeks
1b. Heptad, seven (of years)

Part of Speech: Noun masculine, a related word by BDB/Strong’s Number: Properly, passive participle of.

H7650—As a denominative of H7651. Same word by TWOT Number: 2318d
Just like in the beginning, we are led to another root word that ties into the word

“week” or “Shabua” and this is the word “Shaba.” H7650—Brown-Driver-Briggs ????, sha?ba, BDB Definition:

1. To swear, adjure.

1a. (Qal) sworn (Participle)
1b. (Niphal)
1b1. To swear, take an oath.
1b2. To swear (of Elohim by Himself). 1b3. To curse.

1c. (Hiphil)
1c1. To cause to take an oath.
1c2. To adjure, Part of Speech: Verb

H7650—Strong’s ????, sha?ba, shaw-bah’

A primitive root; properly to be complete, but used only as a denominative from H7651; to seven oneself, that is, swear (as if by repeating a declaration seven times): adjure, charge (by an oath, with an oath), feed to the full [by mistake for H7646], take an oath, X straitly, (cause to, make to) swear.

By investigating just these three Hebrew words (H-7620, H-7650 and H-7651) alone, which stem from the word “Shavuot,” we now have a sound basis and very strong case for seeing the correlation between the three Hebrew words and their connection to the “Feast of Oaths.” When you seven yourself, you are making an oath.

We read in The Book of Customs:

The Book of Jubilees, an ancient text that survived in part in the Dead Sea Scrolls and in its entirety in the ancient Ethiopian language Ge’ez, gives an entirely different spin on Shavuot. The word ‘shavua,’ (or) ‘week’ is a near-homonym to the word for ‘oath’ (‘shevuah’), and the anonymous author of Jubilees says that Shavuot was, in fact, the “Feast of Oaths.”

Nissan Mindel confirms this meaning of Shavuot in his book:

Shavuot means not only ‘weeks’ but also ‘oaths.’ The name indicates the two oaths, which G-d and the Jewish people exchanged, upon the day of the Giving of the Torah, to remain faithful to each other forever.

What does “swearing an oath” mean in the light of Ancient Near Eastern Covenant structure and context? The answer to this is revealed to us in Exodus, Chapters19-24— the tenets of which are drawn up in a Suzerain-Vassal Covenant Treaty format.

357The Book of Customs, A Complete Handbook for the Jewish Year by Scott-Martin Kosofsky, p. 164 358The Complete Story of Shavuot by Nissan Mindel, p. 72, Kehot Publication’s Society (November )1998
ISBN-10: 0826603211 ISBN-13: 978-0826603210

A Suzerain-Vassal Treaty is a conditional covenant where a great King or Nation (Suzerain) rules over a Lesser Servant King/Nation (Vassal)—whereas the Vassal himself pledges or vows an oath of love and loyal allegiance alongside of upholding all the commitments laid forth by the Great King-Suzerain. While this was common knowledge in the Ancient Near East within covenant making between nations, we can now begin to see just how much more depth a Covenant Kingdom has in the Eyes of our Creator.

A Suzerain Treaty requires that the following seven conditions be fulfilled:

  1. 1. Identification or Preamble of those involved in the treaty.
  2. 2. Prologue listing deeds performed by the Suzerain King already done forthe Vassal nation.
  3. 3. Commitments to be honored by the Vassal for the duration of thetreaty.
  4. 4. Terms for the annual reading to the nation of the treaty as wells asterms to renew allegiance to the treaty and the Suzerain.
  5. 5. Divine witness to the treaty. In our case, YHWH would be our Witness.
  6. 6. Blessings for obedience and Curses for disobedience to the CovenantTreaty.
  7. 7. A Ratification Ceremony with oaths and a sacrificial meal to showparticipation of those involved in the Covenant Treaty.

“Oath of Compliance”

From George E. Mendenhall’s, Ancient Israel’s Faith and History359 description of the sixth typical section in common ANE Treaty structure.

A treaty is a text but an oath is the actual mechanism whereby the text is ratified and brought to life, no longer just words in a document but a functioning reality in the lives of actual people. We have ample evidence of treaties concluding with rituals of compliance, usually spoken oaths but sometimes physical gestures. In much the same way, treaties today are ratified by signatures and handshakes activating the new relationships and its terms. It should not be surprising that the biblical story of the Covenant at Mount Sinai reaches its climax with the escaped slaves pledging to abide by the covenant obligations thereby defining and activating themselves as the people of YHWH (See Exodus 24: 3-8).

3 And Mosheh came and related to the people all the Words of ???? and all the right-rulings. And all the people answered with one voice and said, “All the Words which ???? has spoken we shall do.”4 And Mosheh wrote down all the Words of ????, and rose up early in the morning, and built an altar at the foot of the mountain, and twelve standing columns

359Ancient Israel’s Faith and History by George E. Mendenhall, p. 69, Section 6

for the twelve tribes of Yisra’e?l. 5 And he sent young men of the children of Yisra’e?l, and they offered burnt offerings and slaughtered peace slaughterings of bulls to 6.???? And Mosheh took half the blood and put it in basins, and half the blood he sprinkled on the altar. 7 And he took the Book of the Covenant and read in the hearing of the people. And they said, “All that Yehovah has spoken we shall do, and obey.”8 And Mosheh took the blood and sprinkled it on the people, and said, “See, the blood of the covenant which Yehovah has made with you concerning all these Words.” (Exodus 24:3-8)

Speaking on the Covenant at Sinai and Near Eastern covenants Rene Lopez360 says:

Foundationally, Beri’t (“covenant”) signifies a binding agreement between two parties… The function of Beri’t is basically that of an oath, commitment, or bond between two parties.

The oath. At the conclusion of a covenant, the vassal usually uttered an oath. This gave assurance to the suzerain that the stipulations of the treaty would be kept. Furthermore, an oath ceremony also served to secure bilateral faithfulness of the parties.361

Oaths were usually uttered at the conclusion of a treaty, which implied acceptance of its terms. However, Israel invoked an oath in Exodus 19:8, “All that the YHWH has spoken we will do,” before hearing the covenant. Then, after hearing the covenant in 24:3, 7, they consented again.

So oaths and stipulations are correlated expressions of the concluded covenant itself, or the oath is the divine sanction of the agreement as affirmed in the covenant declaration and as laid down in the stipulations. 362

We can read of this “Oath” made by our King, our Suzerain, Yehovah at Shavuot, during the Feast of Weeks at Mount Sinai.

3 And Mosheh went up to Elohim, and ???? called to him from the mountain, saying, “This is what you are to say to the house of Ya’aqob?, and declare to the children of Yisra’e?l: 4 ‘You have seen what I did to the Mitsrites, and how I bore you on eagles’ wings and brought you to Myself. 5 And now, if you diligently obey My voice, and shall guard My covenant, then you shall be My treasured possession above all the

360Israelite Covenants In the Light of Ancient Near Eastern Covenants (Part 2 of 2) by Rene? Lopez, p. 1 http://chafer.nextmeta.com/files/v10n1_5lopez_covenants2israelite_covenants.pdf
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peoples—for all the earth is Mine—6 and you shall be to Me a reign of priests and a set-apart nation.’ Those are the words which you are to speak to the children of Yisra’e?l.” 7 And Mosheh came and called for ???? the elders of the people, and set before them all these words which commanded him. (Exodus 19:3-7)

The Covenant Yehovah forged with His chosen ones at Mount Sinai is intricately intertwined with a direct Oath and Covenant made by Yehovah with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.

15 And the Messenger of Yehovah called to Ab?raham a second time from the heavens, 16 and said, “By Myself I have sworn, declares Yehovah, because you have done this, and have not withheld your son, your only son, 17 that I shall certainly bless you, and I shall certainly increase your seed as the stars of the heavens and as the sand which is on the seashore, and let your seed possess the gate of their enemies. 18 And in your seed all the nations of the earth shall be blessed, because you have obeyed My voice.” (Genesis 22:15-18)

Is this not exactly what Paul is talking about also in Hebrews 6?

13 For Elohim, having promised Ab?raham, since He could swear by no one greater, swore by Himself, 14 saying, “Truly, blessing I shall bless you, and increasing I shall increase you.”15 And so, after being patient, he obtained the promise.16 For men do indeed swear by the one greater, and an oath for confirmation is for them an end of all dispute.17 In this way Elohim, resolving to show even more clearly to the heirs of promise the unchangeableness of His purpose, confirmed it by an oath, 18 so that by two unchangeable matters in which it is impossible for Elohim to lie, we might have strong encouragement, we who have fled for refuge to lay hold of the expectation set before us,19 which we have as an anchor of the life, both safe and firm, and entering into that within the veil,20 where Yehovah has entered as a forerunner for us, having become High Priest forever according to the order of Malkitsed?. (Hebrew 6:13-20)

The Covenant that Yehovah made with Abraham as described in Genesis 15 is a Blood Covenant, of which you would do well to understand. Abraham wanted to know what his great reward was because he had no children.

7  And He said to him, I am Yehovah that brought you out of Ur of the Chaldees, to give you this land to inherit it.8  And he said, Lord God, by what shall I know that I shall inherit it? 9  And He said to him, Take Me a heifer of three years old, and a she-goat of three years old, and a ram of three years old, and a turtledove, and a young pigeon. 10  And he took all these to  himself, and divided them in the middle, and laid each piece against one another; but he did not divide the birds. 11  And when the birds of prey came down upon the carcasses, Abram drove them away. (Genesis 15:7-11)

17 And it came to be, when the sun went down and it was dark, that see, a smoking oven and a burning torch passing between those pieces. 18 On the same day Yehovah made a covenant with Ab?ram, saying, “I have given this land to your seed, from the river of Mitsrayim to the great river, the River Euphrates.” (Genesis 15:17-18)

Here you have an oath that began with Yehovah making a promise to Abraham, and this oath was in turn, spoken to Isaac and Jacob and was finally ratified in blood at Mount Sinai 50 days after the Passover and the Exodus by the people themselves agreeing to it. Many people already know the passage in Romans below by heart, but few, if any, understand what it really means. We read in Romans, Chapter 10:

9 That if you confess with your mouth the Master Yehshua and believe in your heart that Elohim has raised Him from the dead, you shall be saved. (Romans 10:9)

This word “confess,” means something entirely different than just saying the name of Jesus out loud. It is the Greek word G3670  homologeo? hom-ol-og-eh’-o

From a compound of the base of G3674 and G3056; to assent, that is, covenant, acknowledge: con-(pro)-fess, confession is made, give thanks, promise.

Taken in context this means one who is “confessing”/“professing” a genuine faith in Yehshua. Also, one who is coming into Covenant and binding themselves by oath with Him and agrees to the Covenant Yehshua presented at Mount Sinai. As the “Lesser King” or “Master” to the Suzerain Yehovah, Yehshua’s Covenant is the same as the Father’s, which means you are entering into an agreement to keep and be loyal to the Torah and you are then reconciled to Him and restored back into the Kingdom! Remember we showed you earlier that Yehovah is Yehshua.

When you confess in the Messiah as Romans 10:9 says, you are in fact admitting that you have broken the commandments made at Mount Sinai and want to come back into that covenant arrangement. You want to be forgiven your sin of not keeping this covenant agreement.

Keep in mind that in Ancient world culture and context, when a covenant was cut between a Suzerain and vassal, that meant that as long as the vassal was keeping the commitments of the covenant with the King, no one else could come against that nation or vassal without having to face the full Sovereignty of the Suzerain King and all of his resources.

On the other hand, it also meant that if the vassal broke the commitments of the Covenant, the Vassal would suffer the consequences invoked by the Suzerain King.

The entire Book of Deuteronomy is structured as a typical Suzerain-Vassal Covenant Document, which is a more detailed reiteration of the Covenant at Mount Sinai to the second generation in the wilderness prior to entering Eretz Yisrael (the Promised Land).

When you confess your sins you are, in fact, admitting to having broken the Covenant made at Mount Sinai and are wishing to return to the terms of that Covenant as originally agreed. By doing this, you escape the curses that you are now under.

Avinu, Malkeinu (Our Father, Our KING) states HIS oath to Israel again in Chapter :29

9  Therefore, keep the words of this covenant and do them, so that you may act wisely in all that you do. 10  You stand today, all of you, before Yehovah your God; your captains of your tribes, your elders, and your officers, all the men of Israel, 11  your little ones, your wives, and your stranger that is in your camp, from the cutter of your wood to the drawer of your water; 12  so that you should enter into covenant with Yehovah your God, and into His oath, which Yehovah your God makes you today; 13  that He may establish you today for a people to Himself, and that He may be a God to you, as He has said to you, and as He has sworn to your fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob. 14  Nor do I make this covenant and this oath with you only, 15  but with him who stands here with us today before Yehovah our God, and also with him that is not here with us today. (Deuteronomy 29:9-15)

Those who confess the name of Yehshua, as we are told in Romans 10:9 which we just read, confess to breaking this Covenant and want to come back and begin to obey it.

The nation of Israel, our ancestors, gave an Oath to obey three different times. Three times we swore to keep all that Yehovah had said concerning the Covenant. The first time again, was prior to hearing the Commandment by Yehovah.

8 And all the people answered together and said, “All that Yehovah has spoken we shall do.” So Mosheh brought back the words of the people to Yehovah. (Exodus 19:8)

The second time is at the ratification ceremony prior to the Offerings.

3 And Mosheh came and related to the people all the Words of Yehovah and all the right-rulings. And all the people answered with one voice and said, “All the Words which Yehovah has spoken we shall do.” (Exodus 24:3)

The third time is at the ratification prior to the sprinkling of the blood again making this a Blood Covenant.

7 And he took the Book of the Covenant and read in the hearing of the people. And they said, “All that Yehovah has spoken we shall do, and obey.” (Exodus 24:7)

I want to point out to you what was said in the last part of Deuteronomy. This covenant was made with those standing there at that time and also with those who were not yet born. That is with us today.

14 And not with you alone I am making this covenant and this oath, 15 but with him who stands here with us today before Yehovah our Elohim, as well as with him who is not here with us today.” (Deuteronomy 29:9- )15

Acts 2 is also an affirmation of the Covenant on Shavuot! And let me go even further and say that by keeping Pentecost or Shavuot, you are in fact, sevening yourself each year. You are reaffirming your commitment to the Covenant our ancestors made on our behalf back at Mount Sinai over 3,391 years ago in 1337 B.C.

1 And when the Day of the Festival of Weeks had come, they were all with one mind in one place.2 And suddenly there came a sound from the heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.3 And there appeared to them divided tongues, as of fire, and settled on each one of them. 4 And they were all filled with the Set-apart Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them to speak. 5 Now in Yerushalayim there were dwelling Yehudim, dedicated men from every nation under the heaven. (Acts 2:1- )5

1 And when the Day of the Festival of Weeks had come, they were all with one mind in one place. (Acts 2:1)

Many of you may know that there was a specific service and set of prayers done at the Beit HaMikdash (The Holy Temple) on Shavuot, including a recitation of the Ten Commandments.363

Everyone who was there at the Temple during the time of Shavuot was recommitting themselves to Yehovah and the Covenant that was made at Mount Sinai. All with one mind, in one accord and in one place!

Ancient Covenants were often ratified or enacted by the incorporation of multiple elements—some of which included the oaths spoken by both parties, usually followed by a sacrifice and a shared meal. Additionally, there were normally stipulations included in the Covenant that underscored the importance of reciting and reviewing the Covenant annually, and/or at the time of a new Vassal King in order for renewal and remembrance of the Covenant made with the Suzerain KING!

363Listen to Rico Cortes’s teaching on the Book of Acts, Part 3, Chapter 2

http://wisdomintorah.com/?s=study+on+the+book+of+acts+chapter+1&search_404=1

Each year at Shavuot, the Feast of Pentecost, we review the Ten Commandments found in Exodus 20 and expanded in Exodus 34.

The Covenant made at Mount Sinai was a Blood Covenant. Read what Henry Trumbull has to say on this.

A “covenant union in sacrifice” is an indefinite and ambiguous term. It may mean a covenant union wrought by sacrifice, or a covenant union accompanied by sacrifice, or a covenant union exhibited in sacrifice. But, in whatever sense it is employed, the fact remains true, that, wherever a bloody offering is made in connection with sacrifice and with covenanting, it is the blood-drinking, the blood-pouring, or the blood-touching, that represents the covenant-making; while eating the flesh of the victim, or of the feast otherwise provided, represents the covenant-ratifying, or the covenant-showing…364

Thus, at Sinai the formal covenanting of the Lord with His people was accompanied by sacrificing. Representatives of the people of Israel offered burnt-offerings, and sacrificed peace-offerings of oxen unto the Lord. Nothing is here said of the technical sin-offering, but the whole burnt-offering and the peace-offering are included. The blood- outpouring and the blood-sprinkling preceded any feasting. And as if to make it clear that “by sprinkling the blood” and not “by eating the flesh of the victim,” the “covenant union in [this] sacrifice was represented,” Moses took a portion of the blood and “sprinkled [it] on the altar,” and another portion “and sprinkled it on the people,” saying as he did so, “Behold the blood of the covenant, which the Lord hath made with you.” It was not until after this covenanting by blood, that the people of Israel, by their representatives, did eat and drink “in ratification, or in proof, or in exhibit, of the covenant thus wrought by blood.”

We have these exact same things spelled out to us in Exodus. It is Yehovah and the Nation of Israel making a Blood Covenant on the Day of Shavuot. Yehovah spoke these Commandments in person on Shavuot, so that all of Israel heard them in Exodus 20. He then wrote them on stone in Exodus 24.

1 And to Mosheh He said, “Come up to Yehovah, you and Aharon, Nad?ab? and Ab?ihu, and seventy of the elders of Yisra’e?l, and you shall bow yourselves from a distance. 2 “But Mosheh shall draw near to Yehovah by himself, and let them not draw near, nor let the people go up with him.” 3 And Mosheh came and related to the people all the Words of Yehovah and all the right-rulings. And all the people answered with one voice and said, “All the Words which Yehovah has spoken we shall do.”4 And Mosheh wrote down all the Words of Yehovah, and rose up early in the morning, and

364The Blood Covenant by Henry Trumbull, pp. 350-351, Kessinger Publishing (March 10th, 2003) ISBN-10: 0766139832 ISBN-13: 978-0766139831

built an altar at the foot of the mountain, and twelve standing columns for the twelve tribes of Yisra’e?l. 5 And he sent young men of the children of Yisra’e?l, and they offered burnt offerings and slaughtered peace slaughterings of bulls to Yehovah.. 6 And Mosheh took half the blood and put it in basins, and half the blood he sprinkled on the altar. (Exodus 24:1-6)

7 And he took the Book of the Covenant and read in the hearing of the people. And they said, “All that Yehovah has spoken we shall do, and obey.” 8 And Mosheh took the blood and sprinkled it on the people, and said, “See, the blood of the covenant which Yehovah has made with you concerning all these Words.” 9 And Mosheh went up, also Aharon, Nad?ab?, and Ab?ihu, and seventy of the elders of Yisra’e?l, 10 and they saw the Elohim of Yisra’e?l, and under His feet like a paved work of sapphire stone, and like the heavens for brightness. 11 Yet He did not stretch out His hand against the chiefs of the children of Yisra’e?l! And they saw Elohim, and they ate and drank.12 And Yehovah said to Mosheh, “Come up to Me on the mountain and be there, while I give you tablets of stone, and the Torah and the command which I have written, to teach them.” (Exodus 24:7-11)

And after Moses broke those stones, Yehovah wrote them again on both sides of the stone in Exodus 34.

This is exactly what the Apostle Paul is discussing in Chapter 9 of the Book of Hebrews, connecting the Ratification Ceremony at Mount Sinai with Yehshua, the Mashiach, our Redeemer and Mediator of the Renewed Covenant!

1 Now the first covenant indeed had regulations of worship and the earthly set-apart place. 2 For a Tent was prepared: the first part, in which was the lampstand, and the table, and the showbread, which is called the Set-apart Place. 3 And after the second veil, the part of the Tent which is called Most Set-apart, 4 to which belonged the golden censer, and the ark of the covenant overlaid on all sides with gold, in which were the golden pot that held the manna, and the rod of Aharon that budded, and the tablets of the covenant, 5 and above it the kerub?im of esteem were overshadowing the place of atonement—about which we do not now speak in detail. 6 And these having been prepared like this, the priests always went into the first part of the Tent, accomplishing the services. (Hebrews 9:1-6)

7 But into the second part, the high priest went alone once a year, not without blood, which he offered for himself and for sins of ignorance of the people, 8 the Set-apart Spirit signifying this, that the way into the Most Set-apart Place was not yet made manifest while the first Tent has a standing, 9 which was a parable for the present time in which both gifts and slaughters are offered which are unable to perfect the one serving, as to his conscience, 10 only as to foods and drinks, and different washings, and fleshly regulations imposed until a time of setting matters straight.(Hebrews 9:7-9)

11 But Messiah, having become a High Priest of the coming good matters, through the greater and more perfect Tent not made with hands, that is, not of this creation, 12 entered into the Most Set-apart Place once for all, not with the blood of goats and calves, but with His own blood, having obtained everlasting redemption. 13 For if the blood of bulls and goats and the ashes of a heifer, sprinkling the defiled, sets apart for the cleansing of the flesh, 14 how much more shall the blood of the Messiah, who through the everlasting Spirit offered Himself unblemished to Elohim, cleanse your conscience from dead works to serve the living Elohim? (Hebrews 9:11-14)

15 And because of this, He is the Mediator of a renewed covenant, so that, death having taken place for redemption of the transgressions under the first covenant, those who are called might receive the promise of the everlasting inheritance. 16 For where a covenant is, it is necessary for the death of the covenanted one to be established. 17 For a covenant over those dead is firm, since it is never valid while the covenanted one is living. (Deuteronomy 24, Numbers 5, Romans 7)*18 Therefore, not even the first covenant was instituted without blood. 19 For when, according to Torah, every command had been spoken by Mosheh to all the people, he took the blood of calves and goats, with water, and scarlet wool, and hyssop, and sprinkled both the book itself and all the people, 20 saying, “This is the blood of the covenant which Elohim commanded you.” (Hebrews 9:15-20)

21 And in the same way he sprinkled with blood both the Tent and all the vessels of the service. 22 And, according to the Torah, almost all is cleansed with blood, and without shedding of blood there is no forgiveness. 23 It was necessary, then, that the copies of the heavenly ones should be cleansed with these, but the heavenly ones themselves with better slaughter offerings than these. 24 For Messiah has not entered into a Set-apart Place made by hand—figures of the true—but into the heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of Elohim on our behalf, 25 not that He should offer Himself often, as the high priest enters into the Set-apart Place year by year with blood not his own. 26 For if so, He would have had to suffer often, since the foundation of the world. But now He has appeared once for all at the end of the ages to put away sin by the offering of Himself. 27 And as it awaits men to die once, and after this the judgment, 28 so also the Messiah, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, shall appear a second time, apart from sin, to those waiting for Him, unto deliverance. (Hebrews 9:21- 28)

As I have shown, Shavuot is also the portrait of an intimate, loving relationship between Yehovah and Israel. This is Israel marrying her KING, coming under the Chuppah of Mount Sinai, accepting the Ketubah (Wedding Contract) of the Creator of the Universe. Even though Yehovah would know that we would violate this marriage, that we would commit idolatry and spiritual adultery by going after other mighty ones, HE nevertheless instilled provisions for the complete Restoration of His Bride through Yehshua the Messiah!

It was also on Shavuot in Acts, Chapter 2 when a new facet of our Marriage Covenant was brought to life and became a reality when the Spirit of the Torah—the Ruach HaQodesh (Holy Spirit) was given and recognized as the counterpart to the Letter of the Torah that was given at Mount Sinai. The Ruach is our Seal from the KING that we have been marked for redemption to enter the Kingdom of Yehovah by the work of Yehshua the Messiah!

Did Yehovah our Groom, our King, give His Vassal-Israel a Signet/Wedding Ring, or a sign to the Nations that we, as His Bride, are married to the Great King in which accompanies the Seal of the Ruach HaQodesh?

13 And you, speak to the children of Yisra’e?l, saying, “My Sabbaths you are to guard, by all means, for it is a sign between Me and you throughout your generations, to know that I, Yehovah, am setting you apart. 14 And you shall guard the Sabbath, for it is set-apart to you. Everyone who profanes it shall certainly be put to death, for anyone who does work on it, that being shall be cut off from among his people. 15 Six days work is done, and on the seventh is a Sabbath of rest, set-apart to Everyone doing work on the Sabbath day shall certainly be put to  death. 16 And the children of Yisra’e?l shall guard the Sabbath, to observe the Sabbath throughout their generations as an everlasting covenant. 17 Between Me and the children of Yisra’e?l it is a sign forever. For in six days Yehovah made the heavens and the earth, and on the seventh day He rested and was refreshed.” 18 And when He had ended speaking with him on Mount Sinai, He gave Mosheh two tablets of the Witness, tablets of stone, written with the finger of Elohim. (Exodus )31:13-18

13 And you, speak to the children of Yisra’ e?l, saying, “My Sabbaths you are to guard, by all means, for it is a sign between Me and you throughout your generations, to know that I, Yehovah, am setting you apart.” (Exodus 31:13)

19 “I am Yehovah your Elohim. Walk in My laws, and guard My right- rulings, and do them. 20 And set apart My Sabbaths, and they shall be a sign between Me and you, to know that I am Yehovah your Elohim.” (Ezekiel 20:19-20)

The Fourth Commandment is the one part of The Law most will not keep. It includes the weekly Sabbath and the Annual Holy Days as listed in Leviticus 23 and it also includes the Sabbatical and Jubilee Years as told to us in Leviticus 25.

Before I move on, I must point out that the night before Passover in the year Yehshua was to be killed, He had a meal (His last Supper) with His disciples and told them that the wine represented His blood and that the bread represented His flesh. All the ingredients used to make a covenant; or, a Suzerain-Vassal Treaty.

27 And He took the cup and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, “Drink all of it. 28 For this is My blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.” (Matthew 26:27-28)

19 And He took bread and gave thanks, and He broke it and gave it to them, saying, “This is My body which is given for you, this do in remembrance of Me.” 20 In the same way He took the cup, after having dined, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in My blood, which is being poured out for you.” (Luke 22:19-20)

His body was not broken until that next day and His blood was spilled out on the ground in the exact same way an animal’s blood runs on the ground in a covenant treaty. This happened at the exact same time when the Passover Lambs were killed at 3pm on the 14th of Aviv and their blood spilled on the ground each year renewing the Covenant.

The Covenant that He was renewing was, again, the very same one from Mount Sinai, which He spoke to the Israelites. The same one which on the day of His Ascension on that Sunday Morning began the process of counting to the seven weeks of Sabbaths; the fifty days until Pentecost, or the time of swearing our oaths renewed again that we will keep the Torah, only now in a way that’s been written on our hearts. In other words, the Feast of Oaths is a time during which we seven ourselves to Yehovah again, as we are renewing our vows each year at Shavuot, again, also known as Pentecost.

And like a bride who has taken on the name of her husband, we are told not to take the name of Yehovah in vain. That is, we do not become His Bride only to keep dragging His name back down into the bog of idolatry we have been delivered out of. Instead, we are to renew our vows to keep those same laws spoken to us and given to us at Mount Sinai that Yehshua said were the two greatest Commandments. To love Yehovah which are the first four and to love your fellow man which are the last six.

Yehshua Himself told us:

15 If you love Me, keep My commandments… 21 He who has My commandments and keeps them, he it is who loves Me. And he who loves Me shall be loved by My Father, and I will love him and will reveal Myself to him. (John 14:15, 21)

I have now provided you with a sound basis and solid foundation by which to more closely and critically examine this word “weeks,” and with a much greater chance of you arriving at an accurate conclusion. In addition, I have shown you that “weeks” means the “Feast of Weeks”—also called “Shavuot.” I have also helped you come to understand how this is a very special time when we make a solemn oath to guard His Commandments in order to remain in His blessings. That being said let us now begin to understand what is being foretold in this prophecy. Keep in mind as we go forward that this Daniel 9 prophecy has a great deal to do with having broken the oath we agreed to at Mount Sinai and very little to do with the coming of the Messiah. I can’t stress this enough, for most of us have had it so deeply engrained within us to think it is the latter and not the former.

“Seventy weeks are decreed for your people.”

Seventy Shavuots are decreed for your people. A Shavuot is forty-nine days. Therefore, seventy forty-nines are decreed for your people.

70 x 49 = 3,430

Now when the Bible says a “year is as a day” as it does in Ezekiel,365 we then have 3,430 years to reckon with and not the 490 years that most try to rationalize. A Jubilee Cycle is also forty-nine years in length of time in the same way the Feast of Weeks is.

Now how do we prove that these 3,430 years, which are the same as seventy Jubilee cycles are in fact the correct way to understand what Daniel is saying; Seventy Shavuot or 70 weeks? We do so by those things we are now going to explain in the following chapters. By reading what these four verses actually do say and not dropping those sections that do not fit our theory. It all must fit without being forced and we will show you this in the coming chapters.

Let me interject here, as I am not including the rest of the book at this time.

We have broken that covenant. We the vassel kingdom have abandoned the Suzerain King. When I say we, I am speaking of our nations. And because we have broken the blood covenant that we agreed to at Mount Sinai, we give Yehovah permission to destroy us. This is what a blood covenant means and this is why the curses of Lev 26 are being sent one at a time every 7 years, because we sevened ourselves and He is now reminding us with one curse each seven years we refuse to return to the covenant as a nation.

Do you understand the importance of Counting the Omer, of keeping Shavuot and sevening yourself once again this year renewing your covenant with our Suzerain King Yehovah? Do you get it? Those who do not get it, and do not repent will get those curses of Lev 26 which we also agreed to if we would not obey. As we count the omer the rest of these days, consider very carefully the vows we made and review them. They are our ketuba, our marriage contract with Yehovah our husband.

 

2 Comments

  1. Dean Heckathorn

    Well stated. Thank you.

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  2. Paul collier

    Awesome thankyou je may Yahovah reveal more of Himself to us in the coming days as we all see His wonders coming true around us and in us shalom Paul

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