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News Letter 5855-029

The 3rd Year of the 4th Sabbatical Cycle

The 24th year of the 120th Jubilee Cycle

The 28th day of the 7th month 5855 years after the creation of Adam

The 7th Month in the Third year of the Fourth Sabbatical Cycle

The 4th Sabbatical Cycle after the 119th Jubilee Cycle

The Third Year Tithe for the Widows and Orphans and Levites

The Sabbatical Cycle of Sword, Famines, and Pestilence

September 28, 2019

Shabbat Shalom to the Royal Family of Yehovah,

New Moon Eighth Month

I was wondering if any of you have noticed that we have just celebrated the Holy Days in the seventh month according to the Barley being Aviv in March. The Latin word for the seventh month is September. The Latin word for the eighth month is October and the Latin word for the Nineth Month is November and the Latin word for the ten month is December. Just wnated to point that little fact out to you.

Also we have had reports from Israel that rain was falling during and after Sukkot in the seventh month.

 

Dear Friends, Please join us in looking for the new moon this coming Sunday evening, September 29, 2019! Feel free to click the “Going” button on this Facebook Event, even if you will only be with us in spirit!

This observation will take place at the end of the 29th day of the previous month and is expected to be a very difficult sighting. A diagram explaining where to look for the New Moon from Israel for this observation has been included above for your convenience (click the image to enlarge).

If you successfully sight the new moon from Israel with your naked eye, please take a minute to complete this short form, so we can share your observation with everyone.

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* The New Moon Report will be sent as soon as possible following the observation. We ask for your patience and understanding while we confirm the sightings.

 

Hello all.

Please try and see the new moon from Israel on Sunday, Erev Rosh Hashana from sunset. The moon will be very hard to see but also very close to Venus.

Venus itself is hard to see but you can practice on seeing it 15-30 minutes after sunset in the coming days.

From western Europe and US the moon will be much easier to see on Sunday and from anywhere in the world very easy to see on Monday.

I would like to wish any of you and your families Shana Tova, Ktiva Ve’Chatima Tova, a new year of health, joy, happiness and success

ICEJ Rejection

On Thursday just before I flew out to Penticton, British Columbia, we recieved news from the ICEJ people in Jerusalem. They notyfied us that they would not be granting us a booth at their event this year, even though in our last correspondance I was left with the feeling we were in. I was exteremely disappoited. And so we have now been turned down for the ICEJ and the NRB. We do have an ad campaign on going at the NRB

I arrived in BC for the start of the Feast disappointed and not knowing what direction to begin to go in. After I recovered from my disappointment, I realized that on the very same day I was turned down, Joshua Shallenberger, who did our video series on the 2300 Day of Hell, wrote me asking if there was anything he could do for us. He was looking for more work. It would only be after I had finished in Penticton that I would realize that while Yehovah closed on door he was in fact opening up another. So We have begun to work with Joshua to do short 5 minute video teachings about the Jubilee cycles.

I want you to know that we are now aprroching 2.5 million views on our videos. The Donald Trump one is racing up very fast in views right now. You can help us by sharing these videos with others. And your watching of the ads and or clicking on the ads that come on our videos increases the income we receive from those ads. So thank you for this help as well. Once we begin the new videos please do share them and keep shareing them.

Feast of Trumpets

This is the Feast of Trumpets video recording. I have included my notes so you can follow along with the video recording of our zoom meeting online. But they are notes and I sometimes go away from them and skip sections. OR I can go off on a rabbit trail. BUt for the most part here are my notes as some have asked for them for all four High Holy Day Teachings.

We chatted for about 2 hours and the teaching begins and it lasts for about 1 hour and 30 minutes

 

 

The Mark of the Beast

 

 

Why do we need to know or understand what this mark is? Why is it important to me as an individual? What is it? What is this Mark?

I have read so many different ideas as to what the “Mark” is. This “Mark” has been said to be the Social security cards, or credit cards. Recently there has developed a pea size memory card which has on it all of an individuals information. Once this memory chip is inserted under the skin of the recipient then all they have to do is wave it in front of another machine and accounts would be debited or credited and or medical information instantly available. It could be used to locate an individual through the Global Satellite Tracking System. This technology sounded pretty good so I invested in the company thinking it would soon be very profitable. It dropped in price shortly thereafter and a year later after I sold it at break even, it tripled in price. So much for my investing astuteness.

Lets get back to the Bible and read what it says. After all everyone else is just speculating, but the Bible is there to help us understand.

In Revelation 13:1 Then I stood on the sand of the sea. And I saw a beast rising up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and on his horns ten crowns, and on his heads a blasphemous name. 2 Now the beast which I saw was like a leopard, his feet were like the feet of a bear, and his mouth like the mouth of a lion. The dragon gave him his power, his throne, and great authority. 3 And I saw one of his heads as if it had been mortally wounded, and his deadly wound was healed. And all the world marveled and followed the beast. 4 So they worshiped the dragon who gave authority to the beast; and they worshiped the beast, saying, “Who is like the beast? Who is able to make war with him?” 5 And he was given a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies, and he was given authority to continue for forty-two months. 6 Then he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme His name, His tabernacle, and those who dwell in heaven. 7 It was granted to him to make war with the saints and to overcome them. And authority was given him over every tribe, tongue, and nation. 8 All who dwell on the earth will worship him, whose names have not been written in the Book of Life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world. 9 If anyone has an ear, let him hear. 10 He who leads into captivity shall go into captivity; he who kills with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.

11 Then I saw another beast coming up out of the earth, and he had two horns like a lamb and spoke like a dragon. 12 And he exercises all the authority of the first beast in his presence, and causes the earth and those who dwell in it to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed. 13 He performs great signs, so that he even makes fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men. 14 And he deceives those who dwell on the earth by those signs which he was granted to do in the sight of the beast, telling those who dwell on the earth to make an image to the beast who was wounded by the sword and lived. 15 He was granted power to give breath to the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak and cause as many as would not worship the image of the beast to be killed. 16 He causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, 17 and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. 18 Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man: His number is 666.

We often over look or we just plain forget that the Book of Revelation is a book written to reveal the end time events to us. Revelation 1: 1 The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave Him to show His servants–things which must shortly take place.

Notice, that it is a revelation or revealing from Yahweh to Yahshua to give to us His servants. It is not a book of hiding things. Not to those who obey and keep the testimony of our Creator in Heaven.
It is of utmost importance for us to understand:

He causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, 17 and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name

Let us do a simple Bible study. First go to a concordance and look up ‘mark of’. I use Crosswalk.com . And I first notice in Job10:14 ‘If I sin, then You mark me, And will not acquit me of my iniquity.’ So here Job is saying we are marked by Yahweh if we sin.
We read in Ps 37:37 -“Mark the blameless man, and observe the upright; For the future of that man is peace” , here we see the blameless and upright man is also marked.

Next in Eze 9:4 -“and the Lord said to him, “Go through the midst of the city, through the midst of Jerusalem, and put a mark on the foreheads of the men who sigh and cry over all the abominations that are done within it.” -, again a mark on the forehead by Yahweh who morn over the evil being done.

We now have the following 6 verses in Revelation concerning the mark– Re 13:17 – and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.

Re 14:11 -And the smoke of their torment ascends forever and ever; and they have no rest day or night, who worship the beast and his image, and whoever receives the mark of his name.”

Re 15:2 – And I saw something like a sea of glass mingled with fire, and those who have the victory over the beast, over his image and over his mark and over the number of his name, standing on the sea of glass, having harps of God.

Re 16:2 – So the first went and poured out his bowl upon the earth, and a foul and loathsome sore came upon the men who had the mark of the beast and those who worshiped his image.

Re 19:20 – Then the beast was captured, and with him the false prophet who worked signs in his presence, by which he deceived those who received the mark of the beast and those who worshiped his image. These two were cast alive into the lake of fire burning with brimstone.

Re 20:4 -And I saw thrones, and they sat on them, and judgment was committed to them. Then I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for their witness to Jesus and for the word of God, who had not worshiped the beast or his image, and had not received his mark on their foreheads or on their hands. And they lived and reigned with Christ for a thousand years.

Next we are going to look up the word “signs”. There were 83 verses given, so I looked for signs that related to hands and foreheads.
We read in Exodus 13:1-10 -1 Then the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, 2 “Consecrate to Me all the firstborn, whatever opens the womb among the children of Israel, both of man and beast; it is Mine.” 3 And Moses said to the people: “Remember this day in which you went out of Egypt, out of the house of bondage; for by strength of hand the Lord brought you out of this place. No leavened bread shall be eaten. 4 On this day you are going out, in the month Abib. 5 And it shall be, when the Lord brings you into the land of the Canaanites and the Hittites and the Amorites and the Hivites and the Jebusites, which He swore to your fathers to give you, a land flowing with milk and honey, that you shall keep this service in this month. 6 Seven days you shall eat unleavened bread, and on the seventh day there shall be a feast to the Lord. 7 Unleavened bread shall be eaten seven days. And no leavened bread shall be seen among you, nor shall leaven be seen among you in all your quarters. 8 And you shall tell your son in that day, saying, ‘This is done because of what the Lord did for me when I came up from Egypt.’ 9 It shall be as a sign to you on your hand and as a memorial between your eyes, that the Lord’s law may be in your mouth; for with a strong hand the Lord has brought you out of Egypt. 10 You shall therefore keep this ordinance in its season from year to year.
Here we have a sign that would be on our hand and a memorial in our forehead (between our eyes). What is that sign? It was the keeping of Passover in chapter 12 and here in chapter 13. It is the keeping of the days of Unleavened Bread. A sign that we are to keep from year to year.

Exodus 31:12-18 And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, 13 “Speak also to the children of Israel, saying: ‘Surely My Sabbaths you shall keep, for it is a sign between Me and you throughout your generations, that you may know that I am the Lord who sanctifies you. 14 You shall keep the Sabbath, therefore, for it is holy to you. Everyone who profanes it shall surely be put to death; for whoever does any work on it, that person shall be cut off from among his people. 15 Work shall be done for six days, but the seventh is the Sabbath of rest, holy to the Lord. Whoever does any work on the Sabbath day, he shall surely be put to death. 16 Therefore the children of Israel shall keep the Sabbath, to observe the Sabbath throughout their generations as a perpetual covenant. 17 It is a sign between Me and the children of Israel forever; for in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, and on the seventh day He rested and was refreshed.’ ” 18 And when He had made an end of speaking with him on Mount Sinai, He gave Moses two tablets of the Testimony, tablets of stone, written with the finger of God.
Deuteronomy 6:1 – “Now this is the commandment, and these are the statutes and judgments which the Lord your God has commanded to teach you, that you may observe them in the land which you are crossing over to possess, 2 that you may fear the Lord your God, to keep all His statutes and His commandments which I command you, you and your son and your grandson, all the days of your life, and that your days may be prolonged. 3 Therefore hear, O Israel, and be careful to observe it, that it may be well with you, and that you may multiply greatly as the Lord God of your fathers has promised you–‘a land flowing with milk and honey.’
4 “Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one! 5 You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength. 6 “And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart. 7 You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up. 8 You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. 9 You shall write them on the door posts of your house and on your gates.

Deuteronomy 11:1 – “Therefore you shall love the Lord your God, and keep His charge, His statutes, His judgments, and His commandments always……….18 “Therefore you shall lay up these words of mine in your heart and in your soul, and bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. 19 You shall teach them to your children, speaking of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up. 20 And you shall write them on the door posts of your house and on your gates, 21 that your days and the days of your children may be multiplied in the land of which the Lord swore to your fathers to give them, like the days of the heavens above the earth. 22 “For if you carefully keep all these commandments which I command you to do–to love the Lord your God, to walk in all His ways, and to hold fast to Him– 23 then the Lord will drive out all these nations from before you, and you will dispossess greater and mightier nations than yourselves. 24 Every place on which the sole of your foot treads shall be yours: from the wilderness and Lebanon, from the river, the River Euphrates, even to the Western Sea, shall be your territory. 25 No man shall be able to stand against you; the Lord your God will put the dread of you and the fear of you upon all the land where you tread, just as He has said to you.
Ezekiel 20:10-26 “Therefore I made them go out of the land of Egypt and brought them into the wilderness. 11 And I gave them My statutes and showed them My judgments, ‘which, if a man does, he shall live by them.’12 Moreover I also gave them My Sabbaths, to be a sign between them and Me, that they might know that I am the Lord who sanctifies them. 13 Yet the house of Israel rebelled against Me in the wilderness; they did not walk in My statutes; they despised My judgments, ‘which, if a man does, he shall live by them’; and they greatly defiled My Sabbaths. Then I said I would pour out My fury on them in the wilderness, to consume them. 14 But I acted for My name’s sake, that it should not be profaned before the Gentiles, in whose sight I had brought them out. 15 So I also raised My hand in an oath to them in the wilderness, that I would not bring them into the land which I had given them, ‘flowing with milk and honey, the glory of all lands, 16 because they despised My judgments and did not walk in My statutes, but profaned My Sabbaths; for their heart went after their idols. 17 Nevertheless My eye spared them from destruction. I did not make an end of them in the wilderness. 18 “But I said to their children in the wilderness, ‘Do not walk in the statutes of your fathers, nor observe their judgments, nor defile yourselves with their idols. 19 I am the Lord your God: Walk in My statutes, keep My judgments, and do them; 20 hallow My Sabbaths, and they will be a sign between Me and you, that you may know that I am the Lord your God.’ 21 Notwithstanding, the children rebelled against Me; they did not walk in My statutes, and were not careful to observe My judgments, ‘which, if a man does, he shall live by them’; but they profaned My Sabbaths. Then I said I would pour out My fury on them and fulfill My anger against them in the wilderness. 22 Nevertheless I withdrew My hand and acted for My name’s sake, that it should not be profaned in the sight of the Gentiles, in whose sight I had brought them out. 23 Also I raised My hand in an oath to those in the wilderness, that I would scatter them among the Gentiles and disperse them throughout the countries, 24 because they had not executed My judgments, but had despised My statutes, profaned My Sabbaths, and their eyes were fixed on their fathers’ idols. 25 Therefore I also gave them up to statutes that were not good, and judgments by which they could not live; 26 and I pronounced them unclean because of their ritual gifts, in that they caused all their firstborn to pass through the fire, that I might make them desolate and that they might know that I am the Lord.” ‘
With the preceding verses, we can easily see that the mark of Yahweh is the keeping of his laws, Sabbaths and Holy Days. When we keep them they become a sign on our Hand and a Sign between our Eyes, or in our mind, which is also on our heart. ‘The hand’ signifies the way we live-our way of life, the way we work or conduct ourselves. ‘Between our eyes’ signifies the way we think and how we will treat others. It is our heart, our innermost being, our thoughts.
Those who will not keep the laws and Sabbaths of Yahweh, have the mark of the beast as a sign on their hands and on their foreheads.

Read this in the following verses. Re 7:3 – saying, “Do not harm the earth, the sea, or the trees till we have sealed the servants of our God on their foreheads.”

Re 9:4 – They were commanded not to harm the grass of the earth, or any green thing, or any tree, but only those men who do not have the seal of God on their foreheads.

Re 13:16 – He causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads,

Re 14:1 – Then I looked, and behold, a* Lamb standing on Mount Zion, and with Him one hundred and forty-four thousand, having His Father’s name written on their foreheads.

Re 20:4 – And I saw thrones, and they sat on them, and judgment was committed to them. Then I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for their witness to Jesus and for the word of God, who had not worshiped the beast or his image, and had not received his mark on their foreheads or on their hands. And they lived and reigned with Christ for a thousand years.

Re 22:4 – They shall see His face, and His name shall be on their foreheads.

2 Thessalonians 2:1 – Now, brethren, concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our gathering together to Him, we ask you, 2 not to be soon shaken in mind or troubled, either by spirit or by word or by letter, as if from us, as though the day of Christ had come.
3 Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition, 4 who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped, so that he sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God. 5 Do you not remember that when I was still with you I told you these things? 6 And now you know what is restraining, that he may be revealed in his own time. 7 For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only He who now restrains will do so until He is taken out of the way. 8 And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord will consume with the breath of His mouth and destroy with the brightness of His coming. 9 The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders, 10 and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved. 11 And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie, 12 that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

Notice here in Thessalonians that the mystery of lawlessness (not keeping Yahweh’s Laws) is at work. The lawless one is Satan performing signs and lying wonders, unrighteous deceptions on those who would not love the truth of Yahweh and keep his laws. On them Yahweh will send strong delusion that they should continue to believe a lie.
What Lie? Satan is the father of all lies.
Joh 8:44 -You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it.

If you are not keeping the commandments then you are a liar if you also say you obey Yahweh. 1Jo 2:4 – He who says, “I know Him,” and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.

Now, what is the mark of the beast? I have clearly shown you using scriptures what the mark of Yahweh is and how it is on our HAND and BETWEEN OUR EYES or on our foreheads. So you pretty much know what I am going to say is the mark of the beast. But I need to prove it to you without leaving any wiggle room to doubt.

There are today 6 billion people on the earth today – give or take a few. Over the past 6 thousand years of human history there are, or were multiple billions.
Today, as in the past, the vast majority of Europe and both North and South America are Catholic or Protestant. The Middle East is and has for most of the last 15 hundred years, been Muslim. Asia is both Muslim and Hindu with Buddhism and Confucianism. Russia is part of Europe and Catholic. Which part of the world are Sabbath keepers? Up until 1948 none. Then the state Israel was born. There have also been a very, very small number of Jews and other Sabbath keepers scattered throughout Europe and North America, in comparison. I think we can agree on this.
So now we go and look at Revelation. Re 12:9 – So the great dragon was cast out, that serpent of old, called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was cast to the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
John said that Satan deceives the whole world. The WHOLE WORLD. Not just a few. Yahshua Himself warned the Apostles and us in Matthew 24:4 And Jesus answered and said to them: “Take heed that no one deceives you. 5 For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will deceive many
We now know that Satan deceives the whole world, and Yahshua says that many will come in His name and deceive many.
Notice in Re 6:2 – And I looked, and behold, a white horse. He who sat on it had a bow; and a crown was given to him, and he went out conquering and to conquer.
You should make note of the fact that in Revelation, the 4 horsemen are interpreted by Yahshua in Mat 24. The first horse, although white, representing religions was not Yahshua, but false religion. These false religions conquered their way by force.

You are well aware of the follow scriptures in Matt 7:7-29. 7 “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. 8 For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened. 9 Or what man is there among you who, if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone? 10 Or if he asks for a fish, will he give him a serpent? 11 If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask Him!

12 Therefore, whatever you want men to do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets. 13 “Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. 14 Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.

15 “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. 16 You will know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes from thorn bushes or figs from thistles? 17 Even so, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. 18 A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. 19 Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 20 Therefore by their fruits you will know them.

21 “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. 22 Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ 23 And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’ 24 “Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock: 25 and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock. 26 But everyone who hears these sayings of Mine, and does not do them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand: 27 and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it fell. And great was its fall.” 28 And so it was, when Jesus had ended these sayings, that the people were astonished at His teaching, 29 for He taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes.
Now, concerning the mark of the beast, we should be looking for a mark that would cause us to not obey the Laws of Yahweh. If Yahweh’s mark was the Sabbath and the Feast days as shown to us in Leviticus 23, then Satan’s mark would be one that causes us to rest on another day besides the Sabbath and to worship on other holy days other than the Feast days that Yahweh has ordained. This would be the mark of the beast; keeping other days holy that were not set apart by Yahweh

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2 Thessalonians 2:9 – The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders, 10 and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
Here, we see Satan is lawless, not a keeper of Yahweh’s Laws. He has power in lying wonders and unrighteous deceptions.

We read in Dan 7:25 – He shall speak pompous words against the Most High, Shall persecute the saints of the Most High, And shall intend to change times and law.
Here again, we have Satan changing the mark of Yahweh by changing the time and the laws. The days we are to worship Yahweh are changed to other days and then we are told to worship Yahweh on these new days.

I have asked many times, and to date, no one has shown me a scripture or any scriptures that supports Sunday worship, or Christmas, or Easter, or Friday worship, or lent, or any other day that the “Christian or Moslem” world keep to celebrate. These are the days that are the mark of the beast. They are the days that the whole world keeps in honor of its god, making it a mark on their hand and a sign between their eyes or on their forehead.

The mark of Yahweh is His Sabbaths and Holy Days. Satan who has deceived the whole world, seeks to change times and laws that would cause the whole world to believe in pagan religious beliefs and not to believe in the true worship as Yahweh has set out in the scriptures.

Satan has successfully lied to the world and the world has believed the lie. How about you? I can write to you many proofs showing how Christmas and Easter and other beliefs are pagan, but you may not believe me. But to those that want the truth look each one up in any reputable encyclopedia and you’ll see. Satan has deceived the whole world and you too, by changing Yahweh’s Holy Days as laid out in Leviticus to other days and calling them god’s days.

Listen to what Yahweh says in Amos 5:21 “I hate, I despise your feast days, And I do not savor your sacred assemblies. 22 Though you offer Me burnt offerings and your grain offerings, I will not accept them, Nor will I regard your fattened peace offerings. 23 Take away from Me the noise of your songs, For I will not hear the melody of your stringed instruments. 24 But let justice run down like water, And righteousness like a mighty stream. 25 “Did you offer Me sacrifices and offerings In the wilderness forty years, O house of Israel? 26 You also carried Sikkuth your king And Chiun, your idols, The star of your gods, Which you made for yourselves. 27 Therefore I will send you into captivity beyond Damascus,” Says the Lord, whose name is the God of hosts.

Do a study on Sikkuth and Chiun. They are Molech and Ishtar, Christmas and Easter, and Israel was worshiping them beforeYahshua was ever born.

Alexander Hislop exposes all these lies of Satan with many multiple proofs in his book The Two Babylons. The Two Babylons or The Papal Worship Proved to be the Worship of Nimrod and His Wife By the Late Rev. Alexander Hislop

Revelation 13:18 – Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man: His number is 666.
When we let scriptures interpret scripture you can see that the mark of Yahweh is the keeping of Yahweh’s Laws. We belong to His system of Government. The Mark of the beast is keeping the laws of the beast, which are the laws of Yahweh corrupted. These then belong to the beast government. Yet they believe they are following the true God and are deceived.
In addition to this understanding that scripture has now shown you, we are also told concerning the number 666, in Rev 13:18, to calculate this number and that it is the number of the man.
From The Two Babylons by Alexander Hislop :

Chapter VII
Section V
The Name of the Beast, the Number of His Name–
The Invisible Head of the Papacy
Dagon and the Pope being now identified, this brings us naturally and easily to the long-sought name and number of the beast, and confirms, by entirely new evidence, the old Protestant view of the subject. The name “Lateinos” has been generally accepted by Protestant writers, as having many elements of probability to recommend it. But yet there has been always found a certain deficiency, and it has been felt that something was wanting to put it beyond all possibility of doubt. Now, looking at the subject from the Babylonian point of view, we shall find both the name and number of the beast brought home to us in such a way as leaves nothing to be desired on the point of evidence. Osiris, or Nimrod, whom the Pope represents, was called by many different titles, and therefore, as Wilkinson remarks, he was much in the same position as his wife, who was called “Myrionymus,” the goddess with “ten thousand names.” Among these innumerable names, how shall we ascertain the name at which the Spirit of God points in the enigmatical language that speaks of the name of the beast, and the number of his name?

If we know the Apocalyptic name of the system, that will lead us to the name of the head of the system. The name of the system is “Mystery” (Rev 17:5). Here, then, we have the key that at once unlocks the enigma. We have now only to inquire what was the name by which Nimrod was known as the god of the Chaldean Masteries. That name, as we have seen, was Saturn. Saturn and Mystery are both Chaldean words, and they are correlative terms. As Mystery signifies the Hidden system, so Saturn signifies the Hidden god. *

* In the Litany of the Mass, the worshippers are taught thus to pray: “God Hidden, and my Saviour, have mercy upon us.” (M’GAVIN’S Protestant) Whence can this invocation of the “God Hidden” have come, but from the ancient worship of Saturn, the “Hidden God”? As the Papacy has canonized the Babylonian god by the name of St. Dionysius, and St. Bacchus, the “martyr,” so by this very name of “Satur” is he also enrolled in the calendar; for March 29th is the festival of “St. Satur,” the martyr. (CHAMBER’S Book of Days)
To those who were initiated the god was revealed; to all else he was hidden. Now, the name Saturn in Chaldee is pronounced Satur; but, as every Chaldee scholar knows, consists only of four letters, thus–Stur. This name contains exactly the Apocalyptic number 666:–

S = 060
T = 400
U = 006
R = 200
If the Pope is, as we have seen, the legitimate representative of Saturn, the number of the Pope, as head of the Mystery of Iniquity, is just 666. But still further it turns out, as shown above, that the original name of Rome itself was Saturnia, “the city of Saturn.” This is vouched alike by Ovid, by Pliny, and by Aurelius Victor. Thus, then, the Pope has a double claim to the name and number of the beast. He is the only legitimate representative of the original Saturn at this day in existence, and he reigns in the very city of the seven hills where the Roman Saturn formerly reigned; and, from his residence in which, the whole of Italy was “long after called by his name,” being commonly named “the Saturnian land.” But what bearing, it may be said, has this upon the name Lateinos, which is commonly believed to be the “name of the beast”? Much. It proves that the common opinion is thoroughly well-founded. Saturn and Lateinos are just synonymous, having precisely the same meaning, and belonging equally to the same god. The reader cannot have forgotten the lines of Virgil, which showed that Lateinos, to whom the Romans or Latin race traced back their lineage, was represented with a glory around his head, to show that he was a “child of the Sun.” Thus, then, it is evident that, in popular opinion, the original Lateinos had occupied the very same position as Saturn did in the Mysteries, who was equally worshipped as the “offspring of the Sun.” Moreover, it is evident that the Romans knew that the name “Lateinos” signifies the “Hidden One,” for their antiquarians invariably affirm that Latium received its name from Saturn “lying hid” there. On etymological grounds, then, even on the testimony of the Romans, Lateinos is equivalent to the “Hidden One”; that is, to Saturn, the “god of Mystery.” *

* Latium Latinus (the Roman form of the Greek Lateinos), and Lateo, “to lie hid,” all alike come from the Chaldee “Lat,” which has the same meaning. The name “lat,” or the hidden one, had evidently been given, as well as Saturn, to the great Babylonian god. This is evident from the name of the fish Latus, which was worshipped along with the Egyptian Minerva, in the city of Latopolis in Egypt, now Esneh (WILKINSON), that fish Latus evidently just being another name for the fish-god Dagon. We have seen that Ichthys, or the Fish, was one of the names of Bacchus; and the Assyrian goddess Atergatis, with her son Ichthys is said to have been cast into the lake of Ascalon. That the sun-god Apollo had been known under the name of Lat, may be inferred from the Greek name of his mother-wife Leto, or in Doric, Lato, which is just the feminine of Lat. The Roman name Latona confirms this, for it signifies “The lamenter of Lat,” as Bellona signifies “The lamenter of Bel.” The Indian god Siva, who, as we have seen, is sometimes represented as a child at the breast of its mother, and has the same bloody character as Moloch, or the Roman Saturn, is called by this very name, as may be seen from the following verse made in reference to the image found in his celebrated temple at Somnaut:

“This image grim, whose name was LAUT,
Bold Mahmoud found when he took Sumnaut.”
BORROW’S Gypsies in Spain, or Zincali
As Lat was used as a synonym for Saturn, there can be little doubt that Latinus was used in the same sense.

The deified kings were called after the gods from whom they professed to spring, and not after their territories. The same, we may be sure, was the case with Latinus.

While Saturn, therefore, is the name of the beast, and contains the mystic number, Lateinos, which contains the same number, is just as peculiar and distinctive an appellation of the same beast. The Pope, then, as the head of the beast, is equally Lateinos or Saturn, that is, the head of the Babylonian “Mystery.” When, therefore, the Pope requires all his services to be performed in the “Latin tongue,” that is as much as to say that they must be performed in the language of “Mystery”; when he calls his Church the Latin Church, that is equivalent to a declaration that it is the Church of “Mystery.” Thus, by this very name of the Pope’s own choosing, he has with his own hands written upon the very forehead of his apostate communion its divine apocalyptic designation, “MYSTERY–Babylon the great.” Thus, also, by a process of the purest induction, we have been led on from step to step, till we find the mystic number 666 unmistakably and “indelibly marked” on his own forehead, and that he who has his seat on the seven hills of Rome has exclusive and indefeasible claims to be regarded as the Visible head of the beast.

Revelation 17:1-6 – Then one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came and talked with me, saying to me, “Come, I will show you the judgment of the great harlot who sits on many waters, 2 with whom the kings of the earth committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth were made drunk with the wine of her fornication.” 3 So he carried me away in the Spirit into the wilderness. And I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast which was full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns. 4 The woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet, and adorned with gold and precious stones and pearls, having in her hand a golden cup full of abominations and the filthiness of her fornication. 5 And on her forehead a name was written: MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH. 6 I saw the woman, drunk with the blood of the saints and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus. And when I saw her, I marveled with great amazement.
Now you must do the math and add things up. Yahweh’s mark is the keeping of the laws and His Sabbath and Holy Days. The mark of the beast, who is a liar and changes the laws and times, has changed the days to be worshiped as commanded by Yahweh to other days. Christmas, Easter, lent and whatever else you want to include. The number of the man is 666 and it’s Nimrod who is represented by the first white horse going forth to conquer as a false religion. His name was changed down through the ages until his authority was taken on by the Pope. The Pope is the head of the great whore and the mother of harlots. Those other harlots are none other than the Protestants and Anglicans and Presbyterians and Lutherans and the list goes on and on. Satan has deceived the whole world. The many and not the few. How about you? Are you possibly deceived? Are you wearing the mark of the beast by keeping Sunday as the Lord’s Day, and Christmas and Easter? Are you rebelling against Yahweh by not obeying Him and wearing His mark as His sign between you and Him? That is, keeping Holy the Sabbath Days as stated in Leviticus?

The word sealed in Revelation 7:4 is Strong’s Number: 4972 Browse Lexicon
Original Word Origin
sfragivzw from (4973)
Transliterated Word TDNT Entry
Sphragizo 7:939,1127
Phonetic Spelling Parts of Speech
sfrag-id’-zo Verb

Definition
to set a seal upon, mark with a seal, to seal
for security: from Satan
since things sealed up are concealed (as the contents of a letter), to hide, keep in silence, keep secret
in order to mark a person or a thing
to set a mark upon by the impress of a seal or a stamp
angels are said to be sealed by God
in order to prove, confirm, or attest a thing
to confirm authenticate, place beyond doubt 1d
of a written document 1d
to prove one’s testimony to a person that he is what he professes to be 
Right hand — symbolic of ones actions and ones behavior. Your Character
Foreheads — symbolic of ones mind and thoughts. Your Heart.
Those who “worship the first beast” will therefore not be worshipping Yahweh, even though they will likely be deceived into believing that they are . Instead, they will be worshipping the Beast and following the Beast’s commands.
John 16:1 – “These things I have spoken to you, that you should not be made to stumble. 2 They will put you out of the synagogues; yes, the time is coming that whoever kills you will think that he offers God service. 3 And these things they will do to you because they have not known the Father nor Me. 4 But these things I have told you, that when the time comes, you may remember that I told you of them.

They kill the saints thinking they are doing it for the glory of Yahweh. But notice something else. They put you out of the synagogues. This tells me that those who put you out are Sabbath keepers also. Is this possible? Could I be correct in this? Until recently I would not have thought this possible, but now I do.

Of all the points of Yahweh’s basic spiritual law, the Ten Commandments, the one that is questioned or ignored most frequently is the commandment involving the Sabbath. This is the commandment which Yahweh intended to be a special sign for His people as previously stated in Exodus 31:13. In fact, the Sabbath can be viewed as a test of a person’s willingness to be totally subject to Yahweh’s will for Christians. One sure way to prevent people from obeying Yahweh fully is to “alter times” by changing the calendar, as practiced throughout much of Europe and even achieved by civil legislation in Germany.

By doing this they change the Sabbath from Saturday to Sunday. You will no doubt have seen calendars with the 7th day as Sunday. This will mess up the Good Friday Easter Sunday tradition because if Sunday is the Sabbath, then the Mary(s) who came after the Sabbath was ended early on the first day of the week is all wrong.

Read John 20:1 – Now on the first day of the week Mary Magdalene went to the tomb early, while it was still dark, and saw that the stone had been taken away from the tomb. Do we now go for an Easter Monday? In some place they are now celebrating Easter Monday.
They will change everything to stay the same but they will not change their hearts to obey Yahweh!
One of the greatest deceptions ever produced by Satan on gullible men and women is that obedience to Yahweh is unnecessary for salvation. But notice one of the requirements for entry into this precious city of Yahweh. Revelation 22:14 – “Blessed are those who do His commandments, that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter through the gates into the city”

We are saved by grace, they claim, as justification not to obey the 4th commandment.
Stubbornly unrepentant and disobedient persons are excluded in Revelation 22:15 – But outside are dogs and sorcerers and sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and whoever loves and practices a lie.

1 John 2:3 – Now by this we know that we know Him, if we keep His commandments.

1 John 2:4 – He who says, “I know Him,” and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.

In Revelation 19:7 – Let us be glad and rejoice and give Him glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and His wife has made herself ready.” 8 And to her it was granted to be arrayed in fine linen, clean and bright, for the fine linen is the righteous acts of the saints. 9 Then he said to me, “Write: ‘Blessed are those who are called to the marriage supper of the Lamb!’ ” And he said to me, “These are the true sayings of God.”

The fine linen is the righteous acts of the Saints. What is this? Psalm 119:172 My tongue shall speak of Your word, For all Your commandments are righteousness.
173 Let Your hand become my help, For I have chosen Your precepts. 174 I long for Your salvation, O Lord, And Your law is my delight.

Yahweh’s law is righteousness and righteousness is the linen the church is to be adorned in.

Matt 22:1 – And Jesus answered and spoke to them again by parables and said: 2 “The kingdom of heaven is like a certain king who arranged a marriage for his son, 3 and sent out his servants to call those who were invited to the wedding; and they were not willing to come. 4 Again, he sent out other servants, saying, ‘Tell those who are invited, “See, I have prepared my dinner; my oxen and fatted cattle are killed, and all things are ready. Come to the wedding.” ‘ 5 But they made light of it and went their ways, one to his own farm, another to his business. 6 And the rest seized his servants, treated them spitefully, and killed them. 7 But when the king heard about it, he was furious. And he sent out his armies, destroyed those murderers, and burned up their city. 8 Then he said to his servants, ‘The wedding is ready, but those who were invited were not worthy. 9 Therefore go into the highways, and as many as you find, invite to the wedding.’ 10 So those servants went out into the highways and gathered together all whom they found, both bad and good. And the wedding hall was filled with guests. 11 But when the king came in to see the guests, he saw a man there who did not have on a wedding garment. 12 So he said to him, ‘Friend, how did you come in here without a wedding garment?’ And he was speechless. 13 Then the king said to the servants, ‘Bind him hand and foot, take him away, and cast him into outer darkness; there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’ 14 For many are called, but few are chosen.”
Notice that one came with no wedding garment. He was not dressed in the linen of righteousness! As I stated before, the linen of Righteousness are all of Yahweh’s commandments. Psalm 119:172
We are to have Yahweh’s commandments in our hearts or minds and in our actions, or on our hands. They are to be in everything we do; our very being – In all transactions and dealings with each other. It is to be who we are. We are to keep the spirit of the law and not just the letter of the law.

John 4:34 – Jesus said to them, “My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me, and to finish His work
To do Yahweh’s WILL and to do a work.
John 14:15 – “If you love Me, keep My commandments.

Matt 19:17 – So He said to him, “Why do you call Me good? No one is good but One, that is, God. But if you want to enter into life, keep the commandments.”

John 14:21 – He who has My commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves Me. And he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and manifest Myself to him.”

John 15:10 – If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love, just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and abide in His love.

Do you see what Yahshua, the Messiah said? Read it again in your own bibles. Blow the dust of them and read it yourself.
Luke 23:56 – Then they returned and prepared spices and fragrant oils. And they rested on the Sabbath according to the commandment.

Romans 7:12 – Therefore the law is holy, and the commandment holy and just and good.
1 John3:22 – And whatever we ask we receive from Him, because we keep His commandments and do those things that are pleasing in His sight.

1 John 3:24 – Now he who keeps His commandments abides in Him, and He in him. And by this we know that He abides in us, by the Spirit whom He has given us.

1 John 5:2 – By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and keep His commandments.

1 John 5:3 – For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments. And His commandments are not burdensome.

2 John 1:6 – This is love, that we walk according to His commandments. This is the commandment, that as you have heard from the beginning, you should walk in it.

Revelation 12:17 – And the dragon was enraged with the woman, and he went to make war with the rest of her offspring, who keep the commandments of God and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.

Revelation 14:12 – Here is the patience of the saints; here are those who keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus.

Revelation 22:14 – Blessed are those who do His commandments, that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter through the gates into the city.

If you do not have all of Yahweh’s Ten Commandments written on your heart and in your mind then you are part of the beast power. You will not be in the group rejoicing when Yahshua returns. You will be mourning the judgement about to come on the whole world. Remember, Satan has deceived the whole world. Is it possible that you, who are practicing your worshiping like the rest of the Christian world, might be deceived.

Revelation 22:14 -“Blessed are those who do His commandments, that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter through the gates into the city” Stubbornly unrepentant and disobedient persons are excluded Revelation 22:15 But outside are dogs and sorcerers and sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and whoever loves and practices a lie.

1 John 2:4 – He who says, “I know Him,” and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.

How much plainer can Yahweh state it to you?

Ever wonder why your prayers go unanswered? 1 John3:22 – And whatever we ask we receive from Him, because we keep His commandments and do those things that are pleasing in His sight.

Think, people, think! Yahweh does not want to see you suffer, but would love to give you all things as any good father does his own children. But why would you reward a rebellious child? You not wanting to obey all 10 commandments is the same as a rebellious child. It is the same as Yahshua, when he had taken on the sins of the world, Yahweh had to leave him. So he will leave you if you continue to sin.

Sin is 1John 3:4 -Whoever commits sin also commits lawlessness, and sin is lawlessness.

Ezekiel 18:4 – Behold, all souls are mine; as the soul of the father, so also the soul of the son is mine: the soul that sinneth, it shall die.

Ezekiel 18:20 – The soul that sinneth, it shall die.

No, the soul does not live forever in Hell or Heaven. It can die. It will die if it sins and does not repent. Sin is the breaking of the law, and the law is the Ten Commandments. All 10! The mark of the beast power are those that will not obey and keep the Holy Days!
When you obey He is sure to answer your prayers. Pray and Obey. It is that simple! Just Pray and Obey!
Having read this far you may be thinking in your mind that the mark of the beast are those who worship on any other day than the Sabbath. You are partly correct. But what of those, who out of self-righteousness and or ignorance, are keeping the Holy Days and the Sabbath, but are doing it on the wrong day? Some will argue Sunday is the Sabbath. Or Friday is the Sabbath. This paper is not going to argue this point at this time. The reader should prove all things beyond any doubts.

But I am suggesting that those who are keeping the Holy Days according to the Hebrew Calendar, according to the Conjunction Moon or Full Moon, or who celebrate just the day part of the Sabbath, and not the whole 24 hours, have allowed themselves to be deceived by Satan and are wearing the mark of the Beast.

This is very strong indeed. Have you proven all things? Do you know how to calculate the calendar according to scriptures? Or do you just allow some man or some group to tell you. Are you letting your reward depend upon others who could be right or wrong? Have you forgotten the scripture that says to work out your own salvation with fear and trembling? Philippians 2:12

Yahshua warned us in Mat 24:4 – “And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you! For many shall come in my name, saying I am Christ; and shall deceive many!–And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many”

If you do not prove all things and search out the truth, how can you ever tell who is deceiving you? How do you know I am not deceiving you? Trust no man. Remember Satan has deceived the whole world.

2 Cor.4:3-4 – But even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing, 4 whose minds the god of this age has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them.

Isaiah 45:19 says: “—I the LORD speak righteousness, I declare things that are right!” This verse alone proves that anything that is not of God is of Satan the Devil. Anything different from Yahweh’s way is a counterfeit! If a person does not worship Yahweh in Spirit and in truth, he is worshiping a false god which is Satan the devil! Knowing there are only two ways of life (Yahweh’s way and Satan’s way), it should be easy to find Satan’s counterfeit. This counterfeit is anything different from Yahweh’s Law! I do mean anything!!!

In Matt.24:24 it reads, “For then shall arise false Christ’s, and false prophets, and shall show great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall DECEIVE the VERY ELECT!” It must be asked. Can a church that keeps Sunday or other days of the week as the Sabbath day deceive you, the reader? Does Satan know how to deceive? For Satan to deceive the elect , it must be a group of people that believe as we do or close to it. Paul warned the Church of this very thing, “For such are false apostles deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. In addition, no marvel, for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed into the ministers of righteousness” (2 Cor.11:13-15). Paul is speaking about counterfeit churches that look like the true Church. Instead, it is Satan trying to deceive the elect!!! Paul recognized that ministers who perverted the True Gospel deceived the people. It was not another gospel; it was a perversion of truth. In other words, these people were deceived not by a different Gospel, but by some thing, they knew! The gospel was presented to them in a believable way; yet, it was a counterfeit made to look like true religion.

We know the true Gospel is “the Gospel of the coming Kingdom of God!” That is the gospel that Yahshua preached. Have you ever asked yourself what part the Holy Days play in the true gospel? Consider this: The seven Holy Days of Yahweh represent the plan of Yahweh for humankind from the Passover Lamb to the Great White Throne Judgement. These days represent and show how the Kingdom of Yahweh will come! They take us systematically to the Last Great Day. The Holy Days are the very heart of the Gospel. These Holy Days represent the good news of the coming Kingdom of Yahweh! It is most interesting, since the scattering of Yahweh’s Holy people, we have those who would pervert the Gospel of the Kingdom. This knowledge becomes clear as the Churches are postponingpostponing Yahweh’s Holy Days and accepting the Mark of the Beast, in their forehead and hand!

We read in Roman 1:18 – For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness,

19 because what may be known of God is manifest in them, for God has shown it to them.

How many Sabbath keeping groups, whether Jewish or Messianic or Church of God, tell you they are postponing the Holy Days every year. They do not. Yet it is possible and even easy for the youngest child who can count to know when these Holy Days occur.

The Jews have been postponing His Holy Days as well as the many groups that follow the Hebrew Calendar. Read the other articles on this web site. www.sightedmoon.com . The Glory of Yahweh and the Glory of Kings, Conjunction or Sighted Which?, Pentecost Hidden Meaning, and The Return of Yahshua and the Blowing of Shofar. These four articles will explain in detail how to determine the calendar of Yahweh as told in the scriptures.

After making a careful study of Yahweh’s word, you can prove that the Jews were never given the authority to postpone Yahweh’s Holy Days. Yahweh is the only one that can make Holy time. It is clear from the pages of Yahweh’s word which days are Holy and which ones are not. Satan is trying to DECEIVE the very ELECT!! Satan has taken something that Yahweh has made Holy, and something the ELECT recognizes and made a COUNTERFEIT out of it.

NOT ONLY IS FAILURE TO KEEP THE WEEKLY SABBATH, THE MARK OF THE BEAST, BUT FAILURE TO KEEP GOD’S ANNUAL HOLY DAYS AT THE APPOINTED TIMES, IS ALSO THE MARK OF THE BEAST!How Terribly sad it will be when Yahshua says to many of those who kept the Sabbath, and Holy Days at the wrong time ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’

PROVE ALL THINGS! HOLD FAST THAT WHICH

IS TRUE!!

The Day of Atonement

This is the Day of Atoenement teaching with my notes and the video recording of our zoom meeting online.

This teaching begins about 52 minutes in to the video. And is about 1 hour and 45 minutes long.

 

Atonement Gopherwood Tallit & Deception

O Jehovah, rebuke me not in Your anger, nor chasten me in the heat of Your fury.

Psa 6:2  Have mercy on me, O Jehovah, for I am weak; O Jehovah, heal me, for my bones are troubled.

Psa 6:3  My soul also is exceedingly troubled; but You, O Jehovah, how long?

Psa 6:4  Return, O Jehovah, return; deliver my soul; save me for Your mercy’s sake.

Psa 6:5  For in death there is no memory of You; in the grave who shall give You thanks?

Psa 6:6  I am weary in my groaning; all the night I make my bed swim; I melt my couch with my tears.

Psa 6:7  My eye is dim because of grief; it wastes away because of all my enemies.

Psa 6:8  Depart from me, all workers of iniquity; for Jehovah has heard the voice of my weeping.

Psa 6:9  Jehovah has heard my cry; Jehovah will receive my prayer.

Psa 6:10  Let all my enemies be ashamed and exceedingly troubled; let them turn back and be ashamed in a moment.

Yom Kippur: The Day of Judgment
If we view Rosh Hashanah as a the first day of a court case, then we likewise would see Yom Kippur as the day on which the verdict is handed down. The tension mounts as we near the Day of Judgment, and this can be seen in the liturgy as well. .

Forgiveness and Confessions
All five services on Yom Kippur include a section known as Selihot (forgiveness prayers) and another one called the Vidui (confessions). The Selihot include a basic confession of sins, an expression of our contrition, and reflections on God’s forgiving nature. We recite the 13 attributes, which are taken from a prayer that Moses recited in Exodus 34.

Exo 34:5  And Jehovah came down in the cloud, and stood with him there, and proclaimed the name of Jehovah.

Exo 34:6  And Jehovah passed by before him and proclaimed, Jehovah! Jehovah God, merciful and gracious, long-suffering, and abundant in goodness and truth,

Exo 34:7  keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, and who will by no means clear the guilty, visiting the iniquity of fathers on the sons, and on the sons of sons, to the third and to the fourth generation.

Exo 34:8  And Moses made haste and bowed toward the earth, and worshiped.

Exo 34:9  And he said, If now I have found grace in Your sight, O Jehovah, I pray You, let my Lord go among us. For it is a stiff-necked people. And pardon our iniquity and our sin, and take us for Your inheritance.

In it, we assert that God is a compassionate, patient, and righteous God. Included in the Vidui is the Ashamnu, which is an alphabetical acrostic of different sins we have committed. It is said in first-person plural, because while each individual may not have committed these specific sins, as a community we surely have, and our fates are intertwined on this day. We also read the Al Chet, which is a prayer that similarly lists transgressions we have made over the year. These two sections best reflect the theology of the day: We are in a state of self-reflection. We admit our sins fully, and even beat our breasts while doing so. We place our fates in God’s hands for God is Tov V’Salah (good and forgiving).

What Are the 13 Attributes?

The 13 Attributes of Mercy, according to the generally accepted are as follows:

– Yehovah is merciful before a person sins! Even though aware that future evil lies dormant within him.

– Yehovah is merciful after the sinner has gone astray.

– Yehovah-a name that denotes power as ruler over nature and humankind, indicating that Yehovah’s mercy sometimes surpasses even the degree indicated by this name.

– Compassionate (rahum)-Yehovah is filled with loving sympathy for human frailty does not put people into situations of extreme temptation, and eases the punishment of the guilty.

– Gracious (v’hanun)-Yehovah shows mercy even to those who do not deserve it consoling the afflicted and raising up the oppressed.

– Slow to anger (ereh apayim)-Yehovah gives the sinner ample time to reflect, improve, and repent.

– Abundant in Kindness (v’rav hesed)-Yehovah is kind toward those who lack personal merits, providing more gifts and blessings than they deserve; if one’s personal behavior is evenly balanced between virtue and sin, Yehovah tips the scales of justice toward the good.

– Truth (v’emet)-Yehovah never reneges on His word to reward those who serve Him.

– Preserver of kindness for thousands of generations (notzeir hesed la-alafim)-Yehovah remembers the deeds of the righteous for the benefit of their less virtuous generations of offspring (thus we constantly invoke the merit of the Patriarchs).

– Forgiver of iniquity (nosei avon)-Yehovah forgives intentional sin resulting from an evil disposition, as long as the sinner repents.

– Forgiver of willful sin (pesha)-Yehovah allows even those who commit a sin with the malicious intent of rebelling against and angering Him the opportunity to repent.

– Forgiver of error (v’hata’ah)-Yehovah forgives a sin committed out of carelessness, thoughtlessness, or apathy.

– Who cleanses (v’nakeh)-Yehovah is merciful, gracious, and forgiving, wiping away the sins of those who truly repent; however, if one does not repent, Yehovah does not cleanse.

We are in a state of self-reflection. We admit our sins fully, and even beat our breasts while doing so. We place our fates in God’s hands for God is Tov V’Salah (good and forgiving).

The Viddui, which means “confession,”  is a prayer recited just before Yom Kippur, and repeated many times throughout the holiday.

During the Viddui, worshipers gently beat themselves on the chest for each transgression listed. This action serves as a symbolic punishment for our hearts, which are ultimately responsible for leading us to sins of greed, lust and anger.

The Viddui includes the Ashamnu, an alphabetical acrostic of different sins we have committed. It is said in first-person plural, because while each individual may not have committed these specific sins, as a community we surely have, and our fates are intertwined on this day.

Text of Yom Kippur Viddui

[IFRAME tag removed] Text of Avinu Malkeinu

[IFRAME tag removed] True and False Fasting
Isa 58:1  Cry aloud, do not spare, lift up your voice like a ram’s horn, and show My people their rebellion, and the house of Jacob their sins.

Isa 58:2  Yet they seek Me daily, and delight to know My ways, as a nation that did righteousness, and one who did not forget the ordinance of their God. They ask of Me the ordinances of justice; they take delight in drawing near to God.

Isa 58:3  They say, Why have we fasted, and You do not see? Why have we afflicted our soul, and You take no knowledge? Behold, in the day of your fast you find pleasure, and crush all your laborers.

Isa 58:4  Behold, you fast for strife and debate, and to strike with the fist of wickedness; you shall not fast as you dotoday, to make your voice to be heard on high.

Isa 58:5  Is it such a fast that I have chosen? A day for a man to afflict his soul? Is it to bow down his head like a bulrush, and to spread sackcloth and ashes under him? Will you call this a fast and a day pleasing to Jehovah?

Isa 58:6  Is not this the fast that I have chosen? To loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed ones go free, and that you break every yoke?

Isa 58:7  Is it not to break your bread to the hungry, and that you should bring home the wandering poor? When will you see the naked and cover him; and you will not hide yourself from your own flesh?

Isa 58:8  Then shall your light break out as the dawn, and your health shall spring out quickly; and your righteousness shall go before you; the glory of Jehovah shall gather you.

Isa 58:9  Then you shall call, and Jehovah shall answer; you shall cry, and He shall say, Here I am. If you take the yoke away from among you, the pointing of the finger, and speaking vanity;

Isa 58:10  and if you draw out your soul to the hungry, and satisfy the afflicted soul; then shall your light rise in darkness, and your darkness shall be as the noonday.

Isa 58:11  And Jehovah shall always guide you and satisfy your soul in dry places, and make your bones fat; and you shall be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water whose waters fail not.

Isa 58:12  And those who come of you shall build the old ruins; you shall raise up the foundations of many generations; and you shall be called, The repairer of the breach, The restorer of paths to dwell in.

Isa 58:13  If you turn your foot because of the Sabbath, fromdoing what you please on My holy days, and call the Sabbath a delight, the holy of Jehovah, honorable; and shall honor Him, not doing your own ways, nor finding your own pleasure, nor speaking your own words,

Isa 58:14  then you shall delight yourself in Jehovah; and I will cause you to ride on the high places of the earth, and feed yourself with the inheritance of Jacob your father. For the mouth of Jehovah has spoken.

Ne’ilah: The Gates are Locked
It is the final service on Yom Kippur, Nei’lah – literally “locking” (of gates) – which paints an image of the gates of heaven closing, lending urgency to our prayers and our need for repentance and forgiveness. We begin the service with a piyyut that asks God to “open the gate” and let us enter so that we might have a final appeal before God’s decree is sealed. There is a silent Amidah prayer, like at all services, which is repeated by the cantor. Throughout Neilah, the language of being “written” in the book of life used thus far in High Holiday liturgy shifts, as we instead speak of being “sealed” in that book.

The final section of Ne’ilah includes a recitation of the Shema (“Hear O Israel.”) followed by recitation of these lines: Barukh Shem K’vod (“Blessed be God’s name.”) three times, and Adonai Hu HaElohim (“Adonai is our God”) seven times. We conclude with a long blast of the shofar.

Thus ends the period of the High Holidays. We begin with contrition and awe as we enter the courtroom for our trial. We end with the acceptance of our verdict, and the assertion that Adonai is our God-powerful, all knowing, and of course, compassionate.

Noah and Being Covered

The Day of Atonement

When I first began to share articles on the web, I wrote about my trip to Noah’s Ark. In that trip and subsequent research about the Ark, I wrote the following little bit of information.

Genesis 6:14 Make yourself an ark of gopherwood.

What is gopher wood?

While my attempt to put forth the truth of the matter on both gopher wood and its covering may be simple to understand, it most likely will be over the heads of those who hold most dear, their childhood memories of Noah cutting down trees and sawing them up to build the ark.

Again, From David Fasold’s The Ark of Noah pages 262-274

In the early 1900’s wooden ships reached their maximum length at which they would not buckle under the stress of going over the undulating waves. The 329-foot-long Wyoming was still 186 feet short of the length of the Ark. These ships could only travel along the coast in calm seas. They would break up in the high open seas or in storms.

So, to suggest that Noah’s Ark was totally made of wood and that it could survive the tumultuous and catastrophic deluge shaped like a box is insane.

The Ark was not constructed of wood. It was not made from cypress. It was not made from wood from a resinous tree, oleander, teak or pine.

No one can find any evidence of an ark on Mount Ararat because there is no such ark on that Mountain. In the same fashion no wood will be found on the outside of the boat shaped object on Mount Judi, because there is no wood to be found. Yet people continue to search on the ark for wood, when there is none.

The only wood in Noah’s Ark was the decking and those hogging-truss support poles, and the beams. Noah’s Ark was made from reeds.

John Metcalfe wrote in his book Noah and the flood “It is just another case of clerical bungling ecclesiastical translators being unable to resist the temptation to interpret what they thought the word might imply, rather than translate what it actually says”

He goes on to say “Gopher Wood? What that is no one knows, they only guess”

Genesis 6:14 “Make yourself an ark of gopherwood; make rooms in the ark, and cover it inside and outside with pitch.

The last part of this verse should be read cover it inside and outside with cover. The old King James says to “pitch it within and with out with pitch”

The Hebrew word for cover is kaphar, and it is used over one hundred times in scripture. It is also translated into English using over twenty alternate words. They refuse to use the literal meaning of the word, which is simply “cover”.

Gopher Wood is # 1613 “go-fer”; in the Strongs Concordance (SC) “From an unused root, prob. mean to house in; a kind of tree or wood (as used for building), appar. The cypress; -gopher.

It is interesting to note that SC # 1614 is gophriyth “gof-reeth; prop. Fem. Of 1613; prop. Cypress-resin; by anal. sulfur (as equally flammable): -brimstone.

This is extremely interesting as we can see how Strong was trying to make this word fit his understanding of what it meant. At the same time, we can see also that he did include two clues as to the true meaning of the word.

In the first we see the meaning as “to house in” in the second we see brimstone and sulfur.

Now let’s look at kaphar. (kaw-far) It is SC # 3722 a prim. Root; to cover (spec. with bitumen); fig. To expiate or condone, to placate or cancel; -appease, make (an) atonement, cleanse, disannul, forgive, be merciful, pacify, pardon, purge (away), put off, (make) reconcile (-liation).

This is the most amazing word. Do you not see what it is saying? The Ark is the lifesaving object that saved mankind. It is representative of Yehshua the Messiah. And just as the Messiah was pierced in the side so is the Ark of Noah. The housing that Noah lived in was his covering. Kaphar is the covering. It is the atoning, or cleansing of sin from the world.

Look at Sodom and Gomorrah. Their sin was covered with brimstone. Genesis 19:24 Then the Lord rained brimstone and fire on Sodom and Gomorrah, from the Lord out of the heavens.

The word brimstone here is SC # 1614 as explained above. I have brimstone in my collection from when I visited Sodom and Gomorrah. It does not look or smell like any type of wood.

In Isaiah 30:33 For Tophet was established of old, Yes, for the king it is prepared. He has made it deep and large; Its pyre is fire with much wood; The breath of the Lord, like a stream of brimstone, Kindles it.

Here brimstone is the same word as SC # 1614 and a stream of brimstone would be lava. Lava is in liquid form as it bubbles up from the ground or shoots out of a volcano and falls back to the earth, as in Sodom. When it cools it solidifies into a rock form.

Also note that in Genesis 14:10 and 11:3 they are both talking about the slime, and slime pits. This word is Chemar (khay-mawr); from # 2560; bitumen (as rising to the surface)-slime
#2560 chamar (khaw-mar) prim root ; to boil up; hence to ferment (with scum); to glow (with redness); as denom. To smear with pitch; daub, befoul, be red, trouble

This word is also translated in bibles as asphalt.

I could go on here for some time on this side line, but I will stick to the main point.

SC # 3723 is the word kaphar (kaw-fawr) from #3722; a village (as protected by walls); -village

SC # 3715 kephiyr (kef-eer) as covered by walls

This now leads us to the next word which is SC # 3724 kophar
(ko-fer) from #3722; prop. a (spec.) bitumen (as used for coating), and the henna plant (as used for dying); fig. a redemption-price; – bribe, camphire, pitch, ransom, satisfaction, sum of money, village

The Akkadian word for kaphar, is KPR and it is a mixture of pumice and bitumen, practically an asphalt cement mixture.

The word kaphar is interpreted in most twenty alternatives as “atonement”. If in over seventy cases it is sacrificial blood that is said to cover as an atonement or bring about reconciliation, the altar obviously was “covered”, but not with tar or tree sap! The covering seen as an atonement against judgement, and those under the “covering” in a state of reconciliation because of the atonement. This is beautiful and meaningful in its relationship to the believer but is not telling us the material we should expect to find literally covering the ark.

Utnapishtim (Noah) says to Gilgamesh, (The Gilgamesh Epic) “I smeared it with pitch inside and bitumen without.”

The Sumerians and Akkadians knew the difference. Bitumen would be a petroleum product and inside would be harmful to those inside. Pitch would then be a wood resin for preservation of the reeds and wood inside the ark. Today we can see it as plaster on the side of house.

In the Egyptian book of the Dead, the Papyrus if Ani gives a hieroglyphic account of unguents carried aboard the divine boat of Nu. Nu is Noah.

To sum this up the Ark of Noah, had built upon it, walls which covered over the deck. As if in a dome shape. This dome shaped wall was then covered in bitumen, which hardened into a brimstone, (cement) hard surface. Plaster

The Persian legends called Noahs Ark “Varunas House of Clay”

The Amerindians called it a stone canoe while the Japanese legends describe it as a stone or camphor wood boat. (camphor is defined as Whitish translucent crystalline substance with aromatic smell and bitter taste, used in pharmacy and as insect repellant)

Notice that the Arabic of Camphor is kafur which is similar to our kaphar. I also found some whitish substance which incrusted what I thought was petrified wood. Specimens were also collected and given to Anchor stones for assessment.

Again, from the Papyrus of Ani (plate XXII, line 20) the boat of Nu is said to be the colour green (reed?), for the divine chiefs. Make a heaven of stars washed and purified with natron and incense.

Natron is an important part of the composition of this mixture. It is in fact a catalyst in the hardening process. The cement like mixture could not turn as hard as stone if not for the bitumen, pumice, silicon, alumina, calcium, manganese, natron, and copper that was shaped over the reeds.

The alumina is chemically activated by adding the soda ( natron and lime), forming an aluminate of sodium, which reacts with the sodium silicate to form a zeolite or feldspathoide, a natural cement.

This whole process is called agglomerating stone. It has been reproduced and patented by Dr. Joseph Davidovits of the Geopolymer Institute, and is explained in detail in his book The Pyramids An enigma solved.

If we have any chemists, with a desire and ability to reproduce those things I have said here I would love to hear from you.

I have on a number of occasions said the ark was made from reeds. We shall now address this, briefly. The traditional vessel which was incised onto the earliest seals was of the divine boat of Nu. It was an â€~elep urbati’ which is Babylonian for reed ship. The Egyptian book of the dead refers to the reed ship which was used in going from one age to another. That is from Death to new life. It is referring to going from before the flood, death, to a new life after the flood.

The Days of Lot

Gen 18:16  And the men rose up from there, and looked toward Sodom. And Abraham was going with them to bring them on the way.

Gen 18:17  And Jehovah said, Shall I hide from Abraham the thing which I do,

Gen 18:18  And Abraham shall surely become a great and mighty nation, and all the persons of the earth shall be blessed in him?

Gen 18:19  For I know him, that he will command his sons and his house after him, and they shall keep the way of Jehovah, to do justice and judgment, that Jehovah may bring upon Abraham that which He has spoken of him.

Gen 18:20  And Jehovah said, Because the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and because their sin is very grievous,

Gen 18:21  I will go down now and see whether they have done altogether according to the cry of it, which has come to Me. And if not, I will know.

Abraham Intercedes for Sodom
Gen 18:22  And the men turned their faces away from there, and went toward Sodom. But Abraham still stood before Jehovah.

Gen 18:23  And Abraham drew near and said, Will You also destroy the righteous with the wicked?

Gen 18:24  Perhaps there are fifty righteous within the city. Will You also destroy and not spare the place for the fifty righteous that are in it?

Gen 18:25  Far be it from You to act in this manner, to kill the righteous with the wicked. And far be it from You, that the righteous should be as the wicked. Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right?

Gen 18:26  And Jehovah said, If I find in Sodom fifty righteous within the city, then I will spare all the place for their sakes.

Gen 18:27  And Abraham answered and said, Behold now, I have taken upon me to speak to Jehovah, who am but dust and ashes.

Gen 18:28  Perhaps there will be five lacking from the fifty righteous. Will You destroy all the city for lack of five? And He said, If I find there forty-five, I will not destroy it.

Gen 18:29  And he spoke to Him yet again, and said, Perhaps there shall be forty found there. And He said, I will not do itfor forty’s sake.

Gen 18:30  And he said, Oh let not Jehovah be angry, and I will speak. Perhaps there shall be thirty found there. And He said, I will not do it if I find thirty there.

Gen 18:31  And he said, Lo now, I have taken upon me to speak to Jehovah. Perhaps there shall be twenty found there. And He said, I will not destroy it for twenty’s sake.

Gen 18:32  And he said, Oh do not let Jehovah be angry, and I will speak only once more. Perhaps ten shall be found there. And He said, I will not destroy it for ten’s sake.

Gen 18:33  And Jehovah went His way as soon as He had left off talking with Abraham. And Abraham returned to his place.

Under The Shadow of His Wings

Part two

Under the Shadow of His Wings

Under the Shadow of YHWH’s Wings: The Tallit (The Jewish Prayer Shawl)

Psa 91:1  He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall rest under the shadow of the Almighty.

The word for secret place is;

se?ther / sithra?h

BDB Definition:

1) covering, shelter, hiding place, secrecy (noun masculine)

1a) covering, cover

1b) hiding place, shelter, secret place

1c) secrecy

1c1) secrecy (of tongue being slanderous)

2) shelter, protection (noun feminine)

And the word for Almighty is Shadday. El Shaddai. Yehovah. Dwelling in the shadow of Yehovah.

Psa 17:8  Keep me as the pupil, the daughter of the eye; hide me under the shadow of Your wings,

Psa 17:9  from the face of the wicked who strip me. Those against my soul, My foes, encircle me.

This word hide is;

sa?thar

BDB Definition:

1) to hide, conceal

1a) (Niphal)

1a1) to hide oneself

1a2) to be hidden, be concealed

1b) (Piel) to hide carefully

1c) (Pual) to be hidden carefully, be concealed

1d) (Hiphil) to conceal, hide

1e) (Hithpael) to hide oneself carefully

I would like you to consider this verse in Isaiah 16:3 about being hidden at the end of this age.

Isa 16:3  Take counsel, do judgment; make your shadow as the night in the midst of the noonday; hide the outcasts; do not betray the fugitive.

Isa 16:4  Let my outcasts dwell with you, Moab; be a shelter to them from the face of the destroyer; for the extortioner is at an end, the spoiler ceases, the oppressors are consumed out of the land.

Psa 63:7  Because You have been my help, therefore in the shadow of Your wings I will rejoice.

Mal 4:2  But to you who fear My name, the Sun of Righteousness shall arise, and healing will be on His wings. And you shall go out and frisk like calves of the stall.

Mat 23:37  O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the one killing the prophets and stoning those who are sent to her, how often would I have gathered your children together, even as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, and you would not!

What does it mean to “abide under the shadow of the Almighty”? What does it mean to “hide under the shadow of [His] wings”?

The Wings of the Talit.
In Numbers 15 there is an account of a man that broke the Sabbath by picking up sticks on the Sabbath:

Num 15:32  And while the sons of Israel were in the wilderness, they found a man gathering sticks on the sabbath day.

Num 15:33  And those who found him gathering sticks brought him to Moses and Aaron and to all the congregation.

Num 15:34  And they put him under guard because it had not been clearly said what should be done to him.

Num 15:35  And Jehovah said to Moses, The man shall surely be put to death. All the congregation shall stone him with stones outside the camp.

Num 15:36  And all the congregation brought him outside the camp and stoned him with stones, and he died, even as Jehovah commanded Moses.

Tassels on Garments

Num 15:37  And Jehovah spoke to Moses saying,

Num 15:38  Speak to the sons of Israel and command them that they make fringes in the borders of their garments throughout their generations, and that they put upon the fringe of the borders a ribbon of blue.

Num 15:39  And it shall be to you for a fringe, that you may look upon it and remember all the commands of Jehovah, and do them; and so that you do not seek after your own heart and your own eyes, after which you prostitute yourself,

Num 15:40  that you may remember and do all My commands, and be holy to your God.

Num 15:41  I am Jehovah your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, to be your God. I am Jehovah your God.

This command is further described in Deuteronomy 22:12:

Deu 22:12  You shall make for yourself tassels on the four corners of your cloak with which you cover.

The word corner is

ka?na?ph

BDB Definition:

1) wing, extremity, edge, winged, border, corner, shirt

1a) wing

1b) extremity

1b1) skirt, corner (of garment)

(JPS)  Thou shalt make thee twisted cords upon the four corners of thy covering, wherewith thou coverest thyself.

I want you to note that the thing that is covering us is to have or does have these Tzit Tzits

In numbers 15:38 the word Fringes is

H6734   (KJC)
????

ts??ytsith

Total KJV Occurrences: 4

fringe, 2

Num 15:38-39 (2)

fringes, 1

Num 15:38

lock, 1

Eze 8:3

ts??ytsith

tsee-tseeth’

Feminine of H6731; a floral or wing like projection, that is, a fore lock of hair, a tassel: – fringe, lock.

Please note that the word, “fringes(s)” is translated from the Hebrew word, “tsiytsith”:
Strong’s H6734, tsiytsith {tsee-tseeth’} feminine of H6731; a floral or wing-like projection, i.e. a forelock of hair, a tassel: – fringe, lock.

Strong’s H6731, tsiyts {tseets} or tsits {tseets}; from H6692; properly glistening, i.e. a burnished plate; also a flower (as a bright color); a wing (as gleaming in the air): – blossom, flower, plate, wing.

Please note the words, “borders” and “quarters” are translated from the Hebrew word, “kanaph”:
Strong’s H3671, kanaph, and edge or extremity; specifically, A WING, a quarter, border, corner, overspreading, feather[ed].

Here is the source for the concept of coming under the wings of the Almighty. In Judaism, men, (and a growing custom for women, too), wear a prayer shawl during their worship. The prayer shawl is called a tallit. In the corners of the prayer shawl are knotted fringes [Strong’s H6734, tsit tsit {tseet tseet}].

Taking Hold of the Hem of His Garment.

Being Jewish and observant of the Torah, our Savior and the disciples wore clothing with four corners and the “tsit tsit,” fringes, in the corners (wings). In several texts of the New Testament we read of a custom (that shall shortly be supported from Scripture) of “taking hold of the hem/border of another’s garment.”

Mat 14:34  And when they had passed over, they came to the land of Gennesaret.

Mat 14:35  And recognizing Him, the men of that place sent to all that neighborhood, and brought to Him all who were diseased.

Mat 14:36  And they begged Him that they might only touch the hem of His robe. And as many as touched were made perfectly whole.

Mar 6:53  And crossing over, they came into the land of Gennesaret and drew to the shore.

Mar 6:54  And when they had come out of the boat, at once knowing Him,

Mar 6:55  they ran all around that neighborhood, and began to carry on cots those who were sick, wherever they heard He was.

Mar 6:56  And wherever He entered, into villages or cities or country, they laid the sick in the streets and begged Him if only they might touch but the fringe of His garment. And as many as touched Him were made whole.

Mat 9:20  And behold, a woman, who had a flow of blood for twelve years, came up behind Him and touched the hem of His garment.

Luk 8:43  And a woman who had a flow of blood twelve years (who had spent all her living on physicians, and could not be healed by any)

Luk 8:44  came behind Him and touched the border of His garment. And instantly her flow of blood was staunched.

Strong’s Concordance states the following regarding Strong’s G2899:
“Strong’s G2899, kraspedon, the extremity of a thing, edge, skirt, margin; the fringe of a garment; in the NT a little appendage hanging down from the edge of the mantle or cloak, made of twisted wool, a tassel,..: The Jews had such appendages attached to their mantles to remind them of the law.”

From this definition it is clear that the various persons were reaching and grasping a hold of the Tsit Tsit, the tassle(s), on the corners of the Savior’s mantel. And, in doing so, they were being healed!

What prompted such a curious behavior?

Taking Hold of the Covenant.

We now turn to the Scripture evidence for the behavior recorded in the Gospel passages above of taking hold of the fringe, the tassels of the Savior’s mantle. We have already explained that “fringes,” tassels, with a thread of blue were to be put into the corners, wings, of the garments that Israel wore FOR THE PURPOSE OF REMEMBERING ALL THE COMMANDS, STATUTES AND JUDGMENTS THAT YEHOVAH HAS COMMANDED ISRAEL TO DO.

In Exodus 15:26 we read that obedience to Yehovah’s commands would place the believer in the place where Yehovah would not lay upon Israel any of the diseases that Egypt suffered:

Exo 15:26  And he said, If you will carefully listen to the voice of Jehovah your God, and will do that which is right in His sight, and will give ear to His commandments, and keep all His Laws, I will put none of these diseases upon you, which I have brought upon the Egyptians; for I am Jehovah who heals you.

Yehovah is the One that “heals you.” But, the condition is based upon obedience to Yehovah’s commandments, and statutes.

In the story of Ruth we read an interesting insight:

Rth 2:11  And Boaz answered and said to her, It has been fully shown to me all that you have done to your mother-in-law since the death of your husband, And you left your father and your mother and the land of your birth, and have come to a people whom you did not know before now.

Rth 2:12  May Jehovah repay your work, and may a full reward be given you from Jehovah, the God of Israel, under whose wings you have come to trust.

Again the word wings is

H3671   (Brown-Driver-Briggs)

????

ka?na?ph

BDB Definition:

1) wing, extremity, edge, winged, border, corner, shirt

1a) wing

1b) extremity

1b1) skirt, corner (of garment)

Ruth had abandoned the paganism of her family. She had adopted the laws and customs of Israel. But, more than this, she had come to trust in Yehovah Elohim of Israel. Boaz spoke of her as having come under His wings.

She now stood in the shadow of Yehovah coming under His covenant.

The evidence of Ruth’s faith and relationship with Yehovah was shown in her practice of Torah. In the book of Ruth, chapter 2, verses 2 and 3, Ruth gleans from Boaz’ field.

Rth 2:2  And Ruth of Moab said to Naomi, Let me now go to the field and glean ears of grain after him in whose sight I shall find grace. And she said to her, Go, my daughter.

Rth 2:3  And she went. And she came and gleaned in the field after the reapers. And she happened to come upon a part of the field of Boaz, who was of the kindred of Elimelech.

Lev 19:9  And when you reap the harvest of your land, you shall not wholly reap the corner of your field. And you shall not gather the gleaning of your harvest.

Lev 23:22  And when you reap the harvest of your land, you shall not completely reap the corner of your field. When you reap the gleaning of your harvest, you shall not gather. You shall leave them to the poor and to the stranger. I am Jehovah your God.

The word Corner in both these verses is Peah H6285   (Brown-Driver-Briggs)
????

pe?’a?h

BDB Definition:

1) corner, edge, side, quarter, extremity

1a) corner

1b) side

While the Torah does not use the word, kanaph, regarding gleaning from the corners of a field, Boaz makes the association of the Hebrew word, peah to the Hebrew word, kanaph, when Boaz spoke of Ruth’s practice of Torah by linking Ruth’s observance of Torah in gleaning from the corners of Boaz’ fields to the commanded remembrance of Yehovah’s laws in the Tsit Tsits (fringes) in the wings (corners) of Israel’s garments to the concept that this meant that Ruth had come under the wings of Yehovah Himself.

Let’s look at how this concept is the idea of the “protective care” of the Almighty. Boaz goes on to marry Ruth. In a Hebrew marriage ceremony, a special “mantle” called a “hoopah” is used. The bride comes under her husband’s “covering” which is also understood as “his tent.” She comes under his headship and rule and tent, as her husband is under the headship and rule of Yehovah and under “His Tent.”

Isaiah 61:10 describes this covering and its association to the marriage ceremony.

Isa 61:10  I will greatly rejoice in Jehovah, my soul will be joyful in my God; for He has clothed me with the robes of salvation, He covered me with the robe of righteousness like a bridegroom adorns himself with ornaments, and like a bride adorns herself with her jewels.

Revelation 19:7-8   (MKJV)
7  Let us be glad and rejoice and we will give glory to Him. For the marriage of the Lamb has come, and His wife has prepared herself.

8  And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white. For the fine linen is the righteousness of the saints.

Revelation 7:9-14   (MKJV)
9  After these things I looked, and lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, out of all nations and kindreds and people and tongues, stood before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, with palms in their hands.

10  And they cried with a loud voice, saying, Salvation to our God sitting on the throne, and to the Lamb.

11  And all the angels stood around the throne, and the elders, and the four living creatures, and they fell before the throne on their faces and worshiped God,

12  saying, Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving and honor and power and might be to our God forever and ever. Amen.

13  And one of the elders answered, saying to me, Who are these who are arrayed in white robes, and from where do they come?

14  And I said to him, Sir, you know. And he said to me, These are the ones who came out of the great tribulation and have washed their robes, and have whitened them in the blood of the Lamb.

Our Savior’s name in Hebrew is “Yehshua,” meaning “in Yehovah is salvation,” or, “Yehovah saves.” In Hebrew (Strong’s H3442), in Nehemiah 8:17, Joshua’s name is rendered, “Yeshuwa” {yay-shoo-ah’}. (Or, legitimately abbreviated, “Y’shua.”) Being clothed with the “garments of salvation,” is to be clothed with the garments of Y’shua. This becomes significant when the Messiah comes bearing the name, in part, “salvation.”

Keep this point in mind as we will be coming back to it.

To this point we have discussed the idea of coming under the garment of salvation and the idea of coming under the shadow of Yehovah’s wings. In the following texts we learn of the concept of “taking hold of the covenant.”

Isa 56:1  So says Jehovah, Keep judgment and do justice; for My salvation is near to come, and My righteousness to be revealed.

Isa 56:2  Blessed is the man who does this, and the son of man who lays hold on it; keeping the sabbath, from defiling it; and keeping his hand from doing any evil.

Isa 56:3  And do not let the son of the stranger, who has joined himself to Jehovah, speak, saying, Jehovah has utterly separated me from His people. And do not let the eunuch say, Behold, I am a dry tree.

Isa 56:4  For so says Jehovah to the eunuchs who keep My Sabbath, and choose things that please Me, and take hold of My covenant;

Isa 56:5  even to them will I give within My house and within My walls a hand and a name better than of sons and of daughters; I will give them an everlasting name that shall not be cut off.

Isa 56:6  Also the sons of the stranger, who join themselves to Jehovah to serve Him, and to love the name of Jehovah, to be His servants, everyone who keeps from defiling the Sabbath, and takes hold of My covenant;

Isa 56:7  even them I will bring to My holy mountain, and make them joyful in My house of prayer. Their burnt offerings and their sacrifices shall be accepted on My altar; for My house shall be called a house of prayer for all peoples,

Isa 56:8  says the Lord Jehovah who gathers the outcasts of Israel, Yet I will gather beside him his gathered ones.

Remember how the command to wear fringes on the corners of one’s garments came immediately after a man was caught picking up sticks on the Sabbath. The knotted fringe, tassel, had its immediate, contextual role of “keeping the Sabbath from polluting it.” In Isaiah 56:6, just as Ruth spiritually came under Yehovah’s “wings” when she trustingly ordered her life after Yehovah’s laws, so in Isaiah 56, the strangers, and “anyone,” that join themselves to Yehovah, to serve Him (obey Him) are described as “taking hold of my covenant.” This metaphorical, or spiritual concept has its literal symbolism in being able to physically take hold of the border of one’s garment and hold the tsit tsit; taking hold of the symbol of Yehovah’s laws represented taking hold of Yehovah’s covenant. This concept is confirmed in the following passage:

Zec 8:20  So says Jehovah of Hosts: There yet shall be peoples and inhabitants of many cities;

Zec 8:21  and the residents of one shall go to another, saying, Let us go at once to seek favor of the face of Jehovah, and to seek Jehovah of Hosts; I will go also.

Zec 8:22  And many peoples and strong nations shall come to seek Jehovah of Hosts in Jerusalem and to seek the favor of the face of Jehovah.

Zec 8:23  So says Jehovah of Hosts: In those days ten men, out of all languages of the nations, shall take hold, and will seize the skirt of a man, a Jew, saying, We will go with you, for we have heard that God is with you.

Taking hold of the “kanaph” of the Jew is to take hold of Yehovah’s covenant. Taking hold of the “kanaph” of the Jew is symbolic of the trusting willingness to come under the shadow of the Almighty in obedience to all His commandments, statutes and judgments.

Psa 36:7  How precious is Your loving-kindness, O God! And the sons of men take refuge under the shadow of Your wing.

When we combine the insights found in Ruth 2:11, 12, with Psalm 36:7 we learn that the commandments, statutes and judgments of Yehovah are associated to His “excellent kindness.” In trusting obedience, we come under the shadow and protection, the loving kindness of His wings.

This protection concept is also taught in Psalm 17:8:

Psalms 17:8(ASV)  Keep me as the apple of the eye; Hide me under the shadow of thy wings,
In Exodus 15:26, we read that covenantal relationship with Yehovah included deliverance from the diseases that were laid upon Egypt.

Exo 15:26  And he said, If you will carefully listen to the voice of Jehovah your God, and will do that which is right in His sight, and will give ear to His commandments, and keep all His Laws, I will put none of these diseases upon you, which I have brought upon the Egyptians; for I am Jehovah who heals you.

In Malachi 4:2, the concept of the care of Yehovah’s wings and healing are combined:

Mal 4:2  But to you who fear My name, the Sun of Righteousness shall arise, and healing will be on His wings. And you shall go out and frisk like calves of the stall.

Combining the concepts that the four cornered garment with the “tsit tsits,” fringes, in the corners, wings and the willing obedience of Yehovah’s commands is to take shelter under the protective care of the Almighty, with the concept of “taking hold of My covenant” and taking hold of the wing, corner of His garment, and with the concept that there is healing in Yehovah’s wings-combining these concepts is why the people took hold of the fringe of Yehshua’s garment. This was the Messiah. His name was Yehshua, meaning Yehovah saves, or Yehovah’s salvation. They took hold of the tassel on the “wing” of the garment of the man whose name meant “salvation.” They took hold of the wings of that garment for the Messianic promise was that there would be “healing in his wings.”

The Tallit (Prayer Shawl) and Healing AFTER the Crucifixion.

Some might think that the commands in Numbers 15:37-41 and Deuteronomy 22:12 have been abolished and not to be observed, especially by most Chrisitan believers. But the following study shows that the four cornered garment, especially the kind used in formal worship, was involved with miraculous healings years after the crucifixion of our Savior.

In John 11:44 we learn of a Hebrew custom to wrap the face of the deceased with his prayer shawl, his tallit, with its fringes in its wings, corners:

Joh 11:43  And saying these things, He cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, Here! Outside!

Joh 11:44  And he who had died came out, bound hand and foot with sheets, and his face was bound with a cloth. Jesus said to them, Untie him and let him go!

This practice was also observed in the burial wrapping of our Savior:

Joh 20:3  Therefore Peter and that other disciple went forth and came to the tomb.

Joh 20:4  So they both ran together. And the other disciple outran Peter and came first to the tomb.

Joh 20:5  And stooping down he saw the linens lying, yet he did not go in.

Joh 20:6  Then Simon Peter came following him and went into the tomb. And he saw the linens lying there.

Joh 20:7  And the grave-cloth that was on His head was not lying with the linens, but was wrapped up in one place by itself.

Notice the sanctity that the Savior gives to the “napkin” that had been wrapped around His face and head. The fact that He separated the “napkin” from the regular linen burial clothes shows that it was “holy” for the priests were to teach the people the difference and the setting apart of those things that were “holy” from those things that were common.**

I cannot emphasize enough that this is AFTER the crucifixion, that the Savior is setting apart this “napkin.” The reason why the Israelites wrapped their heads in their prayer shawls was because of their belief in the resurrection and respect for the Shekinah glory of Yehovah. In veiling their faces even in death, the Hebrew believer showed respect for the resurrecting glory of Yehovah. Moses had veiled his face because of the glory of Yehovah radiating upon it.*

Further, to be wrapped in one’s prayer shawl, tallit, was to show that even in death, the believer was “hiding under the shadow of the Almighty’s wings.” The Strong’s Concordance number for “napkin” in the above texts is Strong’s G4676, soudarion. This word shows up, translated as “handkerchief,” in Acts 19:11, 12:

Act 19:11  And God did works of power through the hands of Paul,

Act 19:12  so that even handkerchiefs or aprons from his skin being brought onto the sick, the diseases were released, and the evil spirits went out of them.

“And the diseases departed from them”[!!!] This is years after the crucifixion of our Savior! Yet, the Holy Spirit continues to heal the sick, just as the sick had been healed when they took the hem of the Savior’s garment prior to His death. The commanded symbol of being under the healing wings of Yehovah and corresponding willingness to obey all Yehovah’s commandments, statutes, and judgments was still binding. The blessing of healing that came by yielding in faith to the care, protection, and healing of being “under the wings” of the Almighty continued.

Observing the Biblical Feasts:

The Special Sense of Being Under the Shadow of the Wings of Yehovah.

Having established the continuing, binding obligation of the commands in Numbers 15:37-41 and Deuteronomy 22:12 to wear the four cornered garment with the tassel and the thread of blue in the corners, we now turn to the special relationship of the observance of the Biblical Feasts as being under the shadow of YHWH’s wings.

“16. Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday [feastday], or of the new moon, or of the sabbath [days]: 17 Which are a shadow of things to come; .” Colossians 2:16, 17.

Colossians 2:16, 17 informs us that “feast days, new moons and Sabbaths” are a “shadows of things to come.” This text alone does not make the feasts to be associated to the concept of being under the shadow of Yehovah’s wings. But, the following information makes Passover to be the beginning of the overshadowing of Yehovah over Israel.

Exo 12:3  Speak to all the congregation of Israel, saying, In the tenth of this month they shall take to them each man a lamb for a father’s house, a lamb for a house.

Exo 12:4  And if the household is too little for the lamb, let him and his neighbor next to his house take according to the number of the souls, each one, according to the eating of his mouth, you shall count concerning the lamb.

Exo 12:5  Your lamb shall be without blemish, a male of the first year. You shall take from the sheep or from the goats.

Exo 12:6  And you shall keep it up until the fourteenth day of the same month. And the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill it in the evening.

Exo 12:7  And they shall take some of the blood and strike on the two side posts and upon the upper door post of the houses in which they shall eat it.

Exo 12:12  For I will pass through the land of Egypt this night, and will smite all the first-born in the land of Egypt, both man and beast. And I will execute judgments against all the gods of Egypt. I am Jehovah.

Exo 12:13  And the blood shall be a sign to you upon the houses where you are. And when I see the blood, I will pass over you. And the plague shall not be upon you for a destruction when I smite in the land of Egypt.

“The verb “pass over” has a deeper meaning here than the idea of stepping or leaping over something to avoid contact. It is not the common Hebrew verb, a-bhar, or ga-bhar, which is frequently used in that sense. The word used here is pasah, from which comes the noun pesah, which is translated Passover. These words have no connection with any other Hebrew word, but they do resemble the Egyptian word pesh, which means “to spread wings over” in order to protect.

Arthur W. Pink, in his book Gleanings in Exodus, sheds light on this. Quoting from Urquhart, he states:

“The word is used.in this sense in Isa. 31:5: ‘As birds flying, so will YHWH of Hosts defend Jerusalem; defending also He will deliver it; and passing over (pasoach, participle of pasach) He will preserve it’. The word has, consequently, the very meaning of the Egyptian term for ‘spreading the wings over’, and ‘protecting’; and pesach, the L-rd’s Passover, means such sheltering and protection as is found under the outstretched wings of the Almighty. Does this not give a fulness to those words .”O Jerusalem! Jerusalem..How often would I have gathered thy children together, as a hen does gather her brood under her wings.’ (Luke 13:34)?.this term pesach is applied (1) to the ceremony. and (2) to the lamb.The slain lamb, the sheltering behind its blood and eating of its flesh, constituted the pesach, the protection of G-d’s chosen people beneath the sheltering wings of the Almighty”

..It was not merely that Yehovah passed by the houses of the Israelites, but that He stood on guard, protecting each blood-sprinkled door! [“Yehovah.will not suffer the destroyer to come in.” Exodus 12:23b.”] Ceil and Moishe Rosen, Christ in the Passover, Why Is This Night Different?, Copyright 1978 by Moody Press, Chicago, pages 21-23.

All the rest of the Biblical Feasts follow Passover. With Passover begins the shelter of the blood of the covenant. With Passover follows the rest of Yehovah’s Feasts. Following the Passover, Yehovah in the pillar of cloud by day, and the pillar of fire by night, overshadowed Israel for forty years. At the baptism of Yehshua the Holy Spirit “overshadowed” the Savior. The baptism occurred at the Feast of Tabernacles. It is in relation to the observance of the Feasts that the Torah is taught and learned. The Feasts serve as a servant for the education of Israel of the terms of the covenant. The various “coverings” of the Mosaic Tabernacle are symbols of aspects of Yehovah’s covering(s). Winged angels are on the Mercy Seat. Winged angels are embroidered in the curtains of the Sanctuary. The whole system of the Hebrew Economy is about the winged protection of Yehovah.

In 1Corinthians 5, we read:

“7. Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us:
8 Therefore let us keep the feast [of unleavened bread], not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the unleavened [bread] of sincerity and truth.” 1Corinthians 5:7-8.

Now stop and think about all the things you have learned from sightedmoon.com in the past couple of months and the past year leading up to each of the Holy Days. And for some of you in the past number of years.

Today we are talking about the Atonement, the covering and coming under the wings and being in the shadow of the Most High Yehovah.

In Israel when a bride is married she encircles her husband 7 times.

Do you remember the word Shanah.

Gen 6:3  And Jehovah said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, in his erring; he is flesh. Yet his days shall be a hundred and twenty years.

H8141   (Brown-Driver-Briggs)

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sha?neh / sha?na?h

BDB Definition:

1) year

1a) as division of time

1b) as measure of time

1c) as indication of age

1d) a lifetime (of years of life)

You have the weekly Sabbath every 7 Days

You have the counting of the Omer 7 Sabbath and then the Feast of Shavuot after.

You have the 7 annual Holy Days coming in the 1st and 7th months

1st Day of Unleavened Bread which again is for 7 days.

7th Day of Unleavened Bread

Shavuot

Feast of Trumpets of Yom Teruah

Day of Atonement Yom Kippur

The Feast of Sukkot the 1st day but again it is for 7 days in length

The Eighth Day Feast. Shemini Atzeret

You have the Sabbatical Year every 7th year

You have 7 Sabbatical years and then you have a Jubilee year

You have 20 Jubilee years to make one Millennial Day and you have 7 Millennial Days

By Keeping the Sabbath and the Holy Days and the Sabbatical Years you are sevening yourself to Yehovah.

He paid for your sins at Passover and rescued you.

He gave you His Torah, the Ten Commandments at Shavuot and then His Holy Spirit as His engagement gift when we all agreed to obey Him.

He came in the flesh at the Feast of Trumpets and will come again on this very same day.

Today The Day of Atonement our sins which were paid for at Passover are blotted out and forgotten. The Bride has made herself spotless and is now white and ready for the wedding.

The Wedding Party is what the Feast of Sukkot is all about and then it is followed by the Eighth Day Shemini Atzeret.

The cloud that came down at Shavuot is; well lets read it first.

Exo 19:15  And he said to the people, Be ready for the third day. Do not approach a woman.

Exo 19:16  And it happened on the third day in the morning, that there were thunders and lightnings, and a thick cloud upon the mountain. And the voice of the trumpet was exceedingly loud, so that all the people in the camp trembled.

Exo 19:17  And Moses brought the people out of the camp to meet with God. And they stood at the lower part of the mountain.

Exo 19:18  And Mount Sinai was smoking, all of it, because Jehovah came down upon it in fire. And the smoke of it went up like the smoke of a furnace, and the whole mountain quaked greatly.

Exo 19:19  And when the voice of the trumpet sounded long, and became very strong, Moses spoke, and God answered him by a voice.

Exo 19:20  And Jehovah came down upon Mount Sinai, on the top of the mountain. And Jehovah called Moses to the top of the mountain, and Moses went up.

This Cloud that covered Mount Sinai was the Shekinah Glory. This was Yehovah who had just led them out of Egypt

Exo 13:17  And it happened, when Pharaoh had let the people go, God did not lead them by the way of the land of the Philistines although that was near. For God said, Lest the people repent when they see war, and they return to Egypt.

Exo 13:18  But God led the people around, by the way of the wilderness of the Red Sea. And the sons of Israel went up armed out of the land of Egypt.

Exo 13:19  And Moses took the bones of Joseph with him. For he had strictly sworn the sons of Israel, saying, God will surely visit you, and you shall carry my bones away from here with you.

Exo 13:20  And they moved from Succoth and camped in Etham, in the edge of the wilderness.

Exo 13:21  And Jehovah went before them by day in a pillar of a cloud, to lead them the right away, and by night in a pillar of fire, to give them light, to go by day and night.

Exo 13:22  He did not take away the pillar of the cloud by day, nor the pillar of fire by night, from before the people.

After Israel had agreed to the marriage vows and the blood sprinkled on them.

Exo 24:9  And Moses went up, and Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel.

Exo 24:10  And they saw the God of Israel. And there wasunder His feet as it were a paved work of a sapphire stone, and as the essence of the heavens for clearness.

Exo 24:11  And upon the nobles of the sons of Israel He did not lay his hands. Also they saw God, and ate and drank.

Exo 24:12  And Jehovah said to Moses, Come up to Me in the mountain, and be there. And I will give you tablets of stone, and the Law, and commandments which I have written, so that you may teach them.

Exo 24:13  And Moses rose up, and his attendant Joshua. And Moses went up into the mountain of God.

Exo 24:14  And he said to the elders, You stay here for us until we come again to you. And behold, Aaron and Hur are with you. If any man has any matters to do, let him come to them.

Exo 24:15  And Moses went up into the mountain, and a cloud covered the mountain.

Exo 24:16  And the glory of Jehovah abode upon Mount Sinai, and the cloud covered it six days. And the seventh day He called to Moses out of the midst of the cloud.

Exo 24:17  And the sight of the glory of Jehovah was like devouring fire on the top of the mountain in the eyes of the sons of Israel.

Exo 24:18  And Moses went into the midst of the cloud, and went up into the mountain. And Moses was in the mountain forty days and forty nights.

Yehovah told Moses he would meet with him above the Mercy Seat in the Tabernacle once it was built

Exo 25:22  And I will meet with you there, and I will talk with you from above the mercy-seat, from between the two cherubs on the ark of the testimony, of all things which I will give you in commandment to the sons of Israel.

Then once Moses had finished the Ark and the Tabernacles Yehovah came and dwelt there with them in it.

Exo 40:34  And the cloud covered the tabernacle of the congregation, and the glory of Jehovah filled the tabernacle.

Exo 40:35  And Moses was not able to enter into the tabernacle of the congregation because the cloud stayed on it, and the glory of Jehovah filled the tabernacle.

Exo 40:36  And when the cloud was taken up from over the tabernacle, the sons of Israel journeyed on in all their journeys.

Exo 40:37  But if the cloud was not taken up, then they did not journey until the day that it was taken up.

Exo 40:38  For the cloud of Jehovah was upon the tabernacle by day, and fire was on it by night, in the sight of all the house of Israel, in all their journeys.

We read in Jeremiah about the New Covenant that many Christians say they will obey.

The New Covenant

Jer 31:31  Behold, the days come, says Jehovah, that I will cut a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah,

Jer 31:32  not according to the covenant that I cut with their fathers in the day I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt; which covenant of Mine they broke, although I was a husband to them, says Jehovah;

Jer 31:33  but this shall be the covenant that I will cut with the house of Israel: After those days, says Jehovah, I will put My Law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people.

Jer 31:34  And they shall no more teach each man his neighbor and each man his brother, saying, Know Jehovah; for they shall all know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them, says Jehovah. For I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sins no more.

It is very interesting to read this. I will put my Law in their hearts and minds. Hmmm.

Deuteronomy 30:6   (MKJV)
6  And Jehovah your God will circumcise your heart and the heart of your seed, to love Jehovah your God with all your heart and with all your soul, so that you may live.

Deu 6:4  Hear, O, Israel. Jehovah our God is one Jehovah.

Deu 6:5  And you shall love Jehovah your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.

Deu 6:6  And these words which I command you this day shall be in your heart.

The ten Commandments are the Ten words

Exo 20:1  And God spoke all these words, saying,

H1697   (Brown-Driver-Briggs)
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da?ba?r

BDB Definition:

1) speech, word, speaking, thing

1a) speech

1b) saying, utterance

1c) word, words

1d) business, occupation, acts, matter, case, something, manner

Is it no wonder that the circumstances of the command to wear the Tsit Tsits (tassels) on the corners, wings, of the four cornered garment, was made for the purpose of guarding the transgression of the Seventh-day Sabbath, the first of Yehovah’s Feasts?!! Here is the link to the Fourth Commandment and to the concept that Yehovah’s Word, “Debar” (the Hebrew word translated as “commandment” in the phrase, Ten Commandments) is a “covering” and a “place” of protection for those who will seek Yehovah’s sheltering care.

Isa 51:16  And I have put My Words in your mouth, and I have covered you in the shadow of My hand, that I may plant the heavens and lay the foundations of the earth, and say to Zion, You are My people.

I will put my Debar in their mouths.

Who said this? Yehovah!

Joh 1:1  In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

Joh 1:2  He was in the beginning with God.

Joh 1:3  All things came into being through Him, and without Him not even one thing came into being that has come into being.

Let say this again for you because many of you are into replacement theology.

Joh 1:1  In the beginning was the Word Debar, and the Debar was with Yehovah, and the Word Debar was Yehovah.

Joh 1:2  He was in the beginning with God.

Joh 1:3  All things came into being through Him, and without Him not even one thing came into being that has come into being.
Genesis 1:1 Yehovah created all things.

Joh 1:14  And the Word Debar Yehovah became flesh, and tabernacled among us. And we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and of truth.

Today The Day of Atonement is the Day Yehovah Covers over our sins with the atoning blood that was shed for us because of our sins against Yehovah. To those who have grabbed hold of the Tzit tzit on the fringes of His Garment here in the outer edges of His fields.

Right now, you are standing in the shadow of the one who paid the price that you were supposed to pay for the sins you have committed whether you knew it or not.

Example: I did not know this was a school zone and yet you were caught doing a 100 in this school zone. You are guilty and to be punished or fined. But someone stepped in and paid the price you were to pay.

Lets now look at the one making this shadow for us to hide in. The one whose blood covered the altar Atoning for our sins. In doing so I want you to understand just how great a price was paid for you. And in understanding this you understand why we Fast on this day in the same way those who have lost a loved one stop eating for days on end.

The Blood Covenant

Who made the covenant with Abraham?

Yehovah did.

God’s Covenant with Abram

Gen 15:1  After these things the Word of Jehovah came to Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram, I am your shield and your exceeding great reward.

Gen 15:2  And Abram said, Lord God, what will You give me, since I am going childless, and the steward of my house isthis Eliezer of Damascus?

Gen 15:3  And Abram said, Behold, You have given no seed to me. And behold, one born in my house is my heir.

Gen 15:4  And behold, the Word of Jehovah came to him saying, This one shall not be your heir. But he that shall come forth out of your own bowels shall be your heir.

Gen 15:5  And He brought him outside and said, Look now toward the heavens and count the stars, if you are able to count them. And He said to him, So shall your seed be.

Gen 15:6  And he believed in Jehovah. And He counted it to him for righteousness.

Gen 15:7  And He said to him, I am Jehovah that brought you out of Ur of the Chaldees, to give you this land to inherit it.

Gen 15:8  And he said, Lord God, by what shall I know that I shall inherit it?

Gen 15:9  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.

Gen 15:10  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.

Gen 15:11  And when the birds of prey came down upon the carcasses, Abram drove them away.

Gen 15:12  And it happened as the sun was setting, and a deep sleep fell upon Abram. And, behold, a horror of great darkness fell upon him!

Gen 15:13  And He said to Abram, You must surely know that your seed shall be a stranger in a land not theirs, and shall serve them. And they shall afflict them four hundred years.

Gen 15:14  And also I will judge that nation whom they shall serve. And afterward they shall come out with great substance.

Gen 15:15  And you shall go to your fathers in peace. You shall be buried in a good old age.

Gen 15:16  But in the fourth generation they shall come here again, for the iniquity of the Amorites is not yet full.

Gen 15:17  And it happened, the sun went down, and it was dark and behold, a smoking furnace, and a burning lamp passed between those pieces.

Gen 15:18  In the same day Jehovah made a covenant with Abram, saying, I have given this land to your seed, from the river of Egypt to the great river, the river Euphrates,

Gen 15:19  the Kenites, and the Kenizzites, and the Kadmonites,

Gen 15:20  and the Hittites, and the Perizzites, and the giants,

Gen 15:21  and the Amorites, and the Canaanites, and the Girgashites, and the Jebusites.

Who made the covenant with all of Israel? The Engagement Ketuba Covenant?
Yehovah.

Exodus 19 and Exodus 20.

Both of these were blood covenants

A blood covenant is an agreement between to or more parties and they agree to the terms of the deal and that if one or the other breaks this covenant then the other party or parties has the right to take revenge by killing you and spilling your blood. They were very serious.

This is what Yehovah said to Abraham. If I do not bless you and all your descendants as I have said then you will have the right to kill  Yehovah. Abraham had not said anything Yehovah did this of His own accord.

Then at Mount Sanai He laid out the laws and rules of the arrangement between Yehovah and Israel and both agreed to it about 5 times Israel we will do all that is stated in the law. Blood was springled over them. They had a meal, the 70 elders and Then Moses went up to receive the written ketuba, the ten commandments on stone from Yehovah.

It was a done deal. There was no other person or group of people involved. Yehovah and Israel period.

But Israel broke the covenant many times generation after generation all the way down to our time now. Yehovah has a legal and legitimate claim to come and destroy us for not keeping our part of the agreement. He has more than kept His part. But we have not kept our.
We desrerve to die!

But Yehovah loves us so much that He came HImself and He died in our stead. He did not send someone else to die for HImself. He died in our stead because He made the agreement. Not the Holy Spirit and not the Son.

How to deceive the whole world

Satan has deceived the whole world and maybe even some of you.

Rev 12:9  And the great dragon was cast out, the old serpent called Devil, and Satan, who deceives the whole world. He was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.

He has done this because he has shown himself to the world as God.

Isa 14:13  For you have said in your heart, I will go up to the heavens, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God; I will also sit on the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north.

Isa 14:14  I will go up above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the Most High.

If Satan is going to be like the Most High, if he is going to be like Yehovah Himself, then how will we be able to recognize Satan and tell Him apart from Yehovah.

Even today people worship Satan thinking it is Yehshua.

Deu 6:4  Hear, O, Israel. Jehovah our God is one Jehovah.

Hear, O Israel – shema Yisrael, Yehovah Eloheinu, Yehovah achad.

There are not two nor three members of the God Family. Yehovah is one God.

Psa 19:14  Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in Your sight, O Jehovah, my Rock and my Redeemer.

Isa 43:1  But now so says Jehovah who created you, O Jacob, and He who formed you, O Israel; Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name; you are Mine.

Isa 43:3  For I am Jehovah your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior; I gave Egypt for your ransom, Ethiopia and Seba for you.

Isa 43:10  You are My witnesses, says Jehovah, and My servant whom I have chosen; that you may know and believe Me, and understand that I am He. Before Me no God was formed, nor shall there be after Me. 11  I, I am Jehovah; and there is none to save besides Me. 12  I have declared, and have saved, and I have shown, when there was no strange god among you; therefore you are My witnesses, says Jehovah, that I am God.

Isa 43:14  So says Jehovah, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel; For your sake I have sent to Babylon, and have brought down all of them asfugitives, and the Chaldeans, whose shout is in the ships. 15  I am Jehovah, your Holy One, the Creator of Israel, your King.

Isa 44:6  So says Jehovah, the King of Israel, and His redeemer Jehovah of Hosts; I am the first, and I am the last; and besides Me there is no God.

Isa 48:17  So says Jehovah, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel, I am Jehovah your God who teaches you to profit, who leads you by the way that you should go.

Isa 54:5  For your Maker is your husband; Jehovah of Hosts is His name; and your Redeemer is the Holy One of Israel; the God of the whole earth shall He be called. 6  For Jehovah has called you as a woman forsaken and grieved in spirit, and a wife of youth, when you were rejected, says your God. 7  For a little moment I have left you; but with great mercies I will gather you.

Zec_12:10  And I will pour on the house of David, and on the people of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of prayers. And they shall look on Me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for Him, as one mourns for his only son, and shall be bitter over Him, as the bitterness over the first-born.

Joh_19:34  But one of the soldiers pierced His side with a lance, and instantly there came out blood and water.

Joh_19:37  And again another Scripture says, “They shall look upon Him whom they pierced.”

“and they shall look upon (see what the Aleph and Tav is pointing at ta) me whom they have pierced”

This is a picture of the Messiah of Israel who is pierced for our transgressions, the Aleph and the Tav points to Yehovah the Messiah of Israel.

In Revelation we read that Yeshua is calling Himself, “the pierced one” and also the aleph and the tav. the alpha and omega.

Revelation 1:7 Behold, He is coming with clouds, and every eye will see Him, even they who pierced Him. And all the tribes of the earth will mourn because of Him. Even so, Amen.

Yeshua is the only one who claimed to be the Aleph and the Tav, the beginning and the end, the alpha and the omega and by doing so was in fact declaring He was Yehovah who has said He was the aleph Tav, the beginning and the end.

Even in the Peshitah in 1 Peter 3:15 we read how the Apostles also knew who the Messiah was.

1Pe 3:15  but sanctify Master Yehovah the Mashiyach in your hearts. And be ready for a vindication before everyone who demands of you an account of the hope in your faith.

Yehovah is our redeemer and our saviour. Yehovah is the one we are to be praying to. Yehovah is the one who hung on the tree at Passover. Yehovah is our Messiah that we are going to marry. Praying to anyone else or replacing Yehovah with anyone else causes Him to be jealous.

Yehshua said Joh 14:8 Philip said to Him, Lord, show us the Father, and it is enough for us. 9 Jesus said to him, Have I been with you such a long time and yet you have not known Me, Philip? He who has seen Me has seen the Father. And how do you say, Show us the Father? 10 Do you not believe that I am in the Father and the Father in Me? The Words that I speak to you I do not speak of Myself, but the Father who dwells in Me, He does the works.

Yehshua is telling Philip that He, Yehshua was also the Father. They are the same, not two and not three. But one and the same person.

“Behold, this is our God; We have waited for Him, and He will save us. This is Yehovah; We have waited for Him; We will be glad and rejoice in His salvation.” – Isaiah 25:9

The word for Salvation is H3444
???????
yesh-oo’-aw
Feminine passive participle of H3467; something saved, that is, (abstractly) deliverance; hence aid, victory, prosperity: – deliverance, health, help (-ing), salvation, save, saving (health), welfare.

For I am Yehovah your God, The Holy One of Israel, your Savior. – Isaiah 43:3

“You are My witnesses,” says Yehovah, “And My servant whom I have chosen, That you may know and believe Me, And understand that I am He. Before Me there was no God formed, Nor shall there be after Me. I, even I, am Yehovah,
And besides Me there is no Savior. – Isaiah 43:10-11

The word Savior here is H3467
????
yaw-shah’
A primitive root; properly to be open, wide or free, that is, (by implication) to be safe; causatively to free or succor: – X at all, avenging, defend, deliver (-er), help, preserve, rescue, be safe, bring (having) salvation, save (-iour), get victory.

Read these verses again. Besides Yehovah THERE IS NO SAVIOR. So who is Yehshua?

Thus says Yehovah: “.They will plead with you, saying: ‘Surely God is in you, and there is no other, no god besides Him.'” Truly, you are a God who hides Himself, O God of Israel, the Savior. All of them are put to shame and confounded; the makers of idols go in confusion together. But Israel is saved by Yehovah with everlasting salvation; you shall not be put to shame or confounded to all eternity. For thus says Yehovah, who created the heavens (he is God!), who formed the earth and made it (he established it; He did not create it empty, He formed it to be inhabited!): “I am Yehovah, and there is no other. I did not speak in secret, in a land of darkness; I did not say to the offspring of Jacob, ‘Seek me in vain.’ I Yehovah speak the truth; I declare what is right. “Assemble yourselves and come; draw near together, you survivors of the nations! They have no knowledge who carry about their wooden idols, and keep on praying to a god that cannot save. Declare and present your case; let them take counsel together! Who told this long ago? Who declared it of old? Was it not I, Yehovah? And there is no other god besides Me, a righteous God and a Savior; there is none besides Me. “Turn to Me and be saved, all the ends of the earth! For I am God, and there is no other. By Myself I have sworn; from My mouth has gone out in righteousness a word that shall not return: ‘To Me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear allegiance.’ – Isaiah 45:14-23

“Yet I am Yehovah your God ever since the land of Egypt, And you shall know no God but Me; For there is no Savior besides Me.” – Hosea 13:4

To whom will you liken Me and make Me equal, and compare Me, that we may be alike? .for I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like Me, .I bring near My righteousness; it is not far off, and My salvation will not delay; I will put salvation in Zion, for Israel My glory.” – Isaiah 46:5,9,13

For My own sake, for My own sake, I do it, for how should My Name be profaned? My glory I will not give to another. “Listen to Me, O Jacob, and Israel, whom I called! I am He; I am the first, and I am the last. – Isaiah 48:11-12

Rev 1:10 I came to be in the Spirit in the Lord’s day and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet, 11 saying, I am the Alpha and Omega, the First and the Last. Also, What you see, write in a book and send it to the seven churches which are in Asia: to Ephesus, and to Smyrna, and to Pergamos, and to Thyatira, and to Sardis, and to Philadelphia, and to Laodicea. 12 And I turned to see the voice that spoke with me. 13 And having turned, I saw seven golden lampstands. And in the midst of the seven lampstands I saw One like the Son of man, clothed with a garment down to the feet, and tied around the breast with a golden band. 14 His head and hair were white like wool, as white as snow. And His eyes were like a flame of fire. 15 And His feet were like burnished brass having been fired in a furnace. And His voice was like the sound of many waters. 16 And He had seven stars in His right hand, and out of His mouth went a sharp two-edged sword. And His face was like the sun shining in its strength. 17 And when I saw Him, I fell at His feet as dead. And He laid His right hand upon me, saying to me, Do not fear, I am the First and the Last, 18 and the Living One, and I became dead, and behold, I am alive for ever and ever, Amen. And I have the keys of hell and of death.

It is Yehovah who is the FIRST AND THE LAST. Yehovah.

Rev 22:12 And behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give to each according as his work is. 13 I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the Ending, the First and the Last. 14 Blessed are they who do His commandments, that their authority will be over the Tree of Life, and they may enter in by the gates into the city.

Deu 6:4 Hear, O, Israel. Jehovah our God is one Jehovah.

People quote this and say this out loud and then in the same breath go on to say that Yehovah is a plurality of two or three gods or more. But this is not what scripture says. He is not two gods or a trinity. Yehovah is One and He is the one that we nailed to the tree because of our sins.

Joh 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God. 3 All things came into being through Him, and without Him not even one thing came into being that has come into being. 4 In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. 5 And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overtake it.

Joh 1:9 He was the true Light; He enlightens every man coming into the world. 10 He was in the world, and the world came into being through Him, and the world did not know Him. 11 He came to His own, and His own received Him not. 12 But as many as received Him, He gave to them authority to become the children of God, to those who believe on His name, 13 who were born, not of bloods, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but were born of God. 14 And the Word became flesh, and tabernacled among us. And we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and of truth.

It was Yehovah who was that Word, He was that Torah and it was Yehovah who is the one and only God and it was Yehovah who became flesh.

It is Yehovah who is going to come on Trumpets.

Isa 12:2 Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid for the LORD JEHOVAH is my strength and my song; He also has become my salvation.

Yehovah my Salvation is Yehovah my Yehshua.

Yehshua means Yehovah is Salvation.

This then brings us to the Day of Atonement and the events that took place on this day.

Let Nancy Beebe Read this

Lev 16:4  He shall put on the holy linen coat, and he shall have the linen breeches on his flesh, and shall be girded with a linen girdle, and with the linen miter he shall be dressed. These are holy garments. And he shall wash his flesh in water and put them on.

Lev 16:5  And he shall take from the congregation of the sons of Israel two kids of the goats for a sin offering, and one ram for a burnt offering.

Lev 16:6  And Aaron shall offer his young bull of the sin offering which is for himself, and make an atonement for himself and for his house.

Lev 16:7  And he shall take the two he-goats and present them before Jehovah at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation.

Lev 16:8  And Aaron shall cast lots on the two he-goats; one lot for Jehovah and the other lot for Azazel.

On one lot was written ???  Lashshem, for the Name, i. e., ????  Jehovah, on the other was written ?????? Laazazel, for the Scape-Goat: then they put the two lots into a vessel which was called ???? kalpey, the goats standing with their faces towards the west. Then the priest came, and the goats stood before him, one on the right hand and the other on the left; the kalpey was then shaken, and the priest put in both his hands and brought out a lot in each: that which was in his right hand he laid on the goat that was on his right, and that in his left hand he laid on the goat that was on his left; and according to what was written on the lots, the scape-goat and the goat for sacrifice were ascertained.

This reminds me of what is written in Mathew

The Final Judgment
Mat 25:31  But when the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the holy angels with Him, then He shall sit on the throne of His glory.

Mat 25:32  And all nations shall be gathered before Him. And He shall separate them from one another, as a shepherd divides the sheep from the goats.

Mat 25:33  And indeed He shall set the sheep on His right hand, but the goats off the left.

Mat 25:34  Then the King shall say to those on His right hand, Come, blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.

The rest of Lev 16 that I want you to read is this

Lev 16:9  And Aaron shall bring the goat on which Jehovah’s lot fell, and offer it for a sin offering.

Lev 16:10  But the goat on which the lot fell to be the complete removal shall be presented alive before Jehovah, to make an atonement with him, to let him go for a complete removal into the wilderness.

This Goat is to offered up as a Sin Offering. We were also told that at Passover you could use either a lamb or a goat

Exo 12:5  Your lamb shall be without blemish, a male of the first year. You shall take from the sheep or from the goats.

The real life experience when this is take place is told to us in Revelation. There is no mistaking who the Azael Goat represents. It is not Yehshua as some say. It is Satan as scriptures show us.

Rev 20:1  And I saw an angel come down from Heaven, having the key of the abyss and a great chain in his hand.

Rev 20:2  And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, who is the Devil and Satan, and bound him a thousand years.

Rev 20:3  And he cast him into the abyss and shut him up and set a seal on him, that he should deceive the nations no more until the thousand years should be fulfilled. And after that he must be loosed a little time.

Then this same Day of Atonement exercise takes place again for the very last time at the end of the 7th Millennium

The Defeat of Satan
Rev 20:7  And when the thousand years have expired, Satan will be loosed out of his prison.

Rev 20:8  And he will go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle. The number of them is as the sand of the sea.

Rev 20:9  And they went up over the breadth of the earth and circled around the camp of the saints, and the beloved city. And fire came down from God out of Heaven and devoured them.

Rev 20:10  And the Devil who deceived them was cast into the Lake of Fire and Brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet were . And he will be tormented day and night forever and ever.

This same event is also shown to us in the Parable of the Wedding which is what Sukkot is representing.

The Parable of the Wedding Feast

Mat 22:1  And Jesus answered and spoke to them again by parables, and said,

Mat 22:2  The kingdom of Heaven is like a certain king who made a marriage for his son.

Mat 22:3  And he sent out his servants to call those who were invited to the wedding; and they would not come.

Mat 22:4  Again he sent out other servants, saying, Tell those who are invited, Behold, I have prepared my dinner; my oxen and fatlings are killed, and all things are ready. Come to the marriage.

Mat 22:5  But not caring, they went their ways, one to his field, another to his trading.

Mat 22:6  And the rest took his servants and treated them spitefully, and killed them.

Mat 22:7  But when the king heard, he was angry. And he sent out his armies and destroyed those murderers, and burned up their city.

Mat 22:8  Then he said to his servants, The wedding is ready, but they who were invited were not worthy.

Mat 22:9  Therefore go into the exits of the highways, and as many as you shall find, invite them to the marriage.

Mat 22:10  So the servants went out into the highways and gathered together as many as they found, both bad and good. And the wedding was filled with reclining guests.

Mat 22:11  And the king coming in to look over the guests, he saw a man there who did not have on a wedding garment.

Mat 22:12  And he said to him, Friend, how did you come in here without having a wedding garment? And he was speechless.

Mat 22:13  Then the king said to the servants, Bind him hand and foot and take him away, and cast him into outer darkness. There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

Mat 22:14  For many are called, but few chosen.

That man without the wedding garment is Satan who will not put on the white robes of Righteousness. Those who will not grab hold of the Tzit Tzit of Yehovah, the Cloud , the Chuppah that is our covering, our Atonement our Yeh Shua will be cast out.

May Your Name Be Found in the Book of Life

Judgment Before the Great White Throne
Rev 20:11  And I saw a great white throne, and Him sitting on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away. And a place was not found for them.

Rev 20:12  And I saw the dead, the small and the great, stand before God. And books were opened, and another book was opened, which is the Book of Life. And the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.

Rev 20:13  And the sea gave up the dead in it. And death and hell delivered up the dead in them. And each one of them was judged according to their works.

Rev 20:14  And death and hell were cast into the Lake of Fire. This is the second death.

Rev 20:15  And if anyone was not found having been written in the Book of Life, he was cast into the Lake of Fire.

Rev 21:26  And they shall bring the glory and honor of the nations into it.

Rev 21:27  And there shall in no way enter into it anything that defiles, or any making an abomination or a lie; but only those who are written in the Lamb’s Book of Life.

Rev 22:12  And behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give to each according as his work is.

Rev 22:13  I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the Ending, the First and the Last.

Rev 22:14  Blessed are they who do His commandments, that their authority will be over the Tree of Life, and they may enter in by the gates into the city.

Rev 22:15  But outside are the dogs, and the sorcerers, and the fornicators, and the murderers, and the idolaters, and everyone who loves and makes a lie.

Rev 22:16  I, Jesus, have sent My angel to testify these things to you over the churches. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, the bright and Morning Star.

Rev 22:17  And the Spirit and the bride say, Come! And let the one hearing say, Come! And let the one who is thirsty come. And he willing, let him take of the Water of Life freely.

Rev 22:18  For I testify together to everyone who hears the Words of the prophecy of this Book: If anyone adds to these things, God will add on him the plagues that have been written in this Book.

Rev 22:19  And if anyone takes away from the Words of the Book of this prophecy, God will take away his part out of the Book of Life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which have been written in this Book.

Rev 22:20  He who testifies these things says, Yes, I am coming quickly, Amen. Yes, come, Lord Jesus.



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1st Day of Sukkot

We flew out to Penticton British Columbia for the first half of Sukkot this year and we presented the 120 Jubilee cycles to a number of people who had never heard this before. And I have now put pressure on this small group to realize just how close to the end we are and that things might not remain the same for very long. Our teaching on this first day of Sukkot was for the most part repeated on the Eighth Day Feast.

Here Bernard is contemplating the entire 120 Jubilees before I have explained it. He gave me a hand to set it up.

Below is our group at Penticton and you can see just how large the banner is and it did make a great impact on those here.

Art Isted who picked me up and dropped me off at the Airport showed me his sunflower he had grown beside his driveway. I beleive th ehead was over 18 inches across and the height of the Plant was 12.5 feet tall.

Last Great Day

This is the Last Great Day teaching with my notes and the video recording of our zoom meeting online.

This terqaching begins about 52 minutes in to the video. And is about 1 hour and 45 minutes long.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t9pj85NaRiw

Prayer Open our eyes to see your wonderful truths hidden in your Torah.

We are learning to come to know Torah. To come to know Yehovah.

The 5 foolish virgins knew about God. They healed and cast out demons built mega churches, but they did not keep the Torah, they did not keep the Sabbath or Holy Days and they did not know Yehovah.
Mat 7:15-24

A Tree and Its Fruit

Mat 7:15  Beware of false prophets who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.

Mat 7:16  You shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes from thorns, or figs from thistles?

Mat 7:17  Even so every good tree brings forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree brings forth evil fruit.

Mat 7:18  A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruits, nor can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.

Mat 7:19  Every tree that does not bring forth good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.

Mat 7:20  Therefore by their fruits you shall know them.

I Never Knew You

Mat 7:21  Not everyone who says to Me, Lord! Lord! shall enter the kingdom of Heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in Heaven.

Mat 7:22  Many will say to Me in that day, Lord! Lord! Did we not prophesy in Your name, and through Your name throw out demons, and through Your name do many wonderful works?

Mat 7:23  And then I will say to them I never knew you! Depart from Me, those working lawlessness!

Build Your House on the Rock

Mat 7:24  Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on a rock.

 

25:1-13

The Parable of the Ten Virgins

Mat 25:1  Then shall the kingdom of Heaven be likened to ten virgins, who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom.

Mat 25:2  And five of them were wise, and five were foolish.

Mat 25:3  The foolish ones took their lamps, but took no oil with them.

Mat 25:4  But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.

Mat 25:5  While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept.

Mat 25:6  And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom comes! Go out to meet him.

Mat 25:7  Then all those virgins arose and trimmed their lamps.

Mat 25:8  And the foolish said to the wise, Give us some of your oil, for our lamps have gone out.

Mat 25:9  But the wise answered, saying, No, lest there be not enough for us and you. But rather go to those who sell, and buy for yourselves.

Mat 25:10  And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came. And they who were ready went in with him to the marriage, and the door was shut.

Mat 25:11  Afterwards the other virgins came also, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us.

Mat 25:12  But he answered and said, Truly I say to you, I do not know you.

Mat 25:13  Therefore watch, for you do not know either the day or the hour in which the Son of Man comes.

 

How do we know Yehovah?

 

1Jn 2:3  And by this we know that we have known Him, if we keep His commandments.

1Jn 2:4  He who says, I have known Him, and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.

1Jn 2:5  But whoever keeps His Word, truly in this one the love of God is perfected. By this we know that we are in Him.

1Jn 2:6  He who says he abides in Him ought himself also to walk even as He walked.

 

How do you come to know Yehovah? It begins with his signs which when you do them seal you and identify you as His.

 

7th Day Sabbath

And

The 7 Annual Holy Days.

 

1 1st Day of Unleavened Bread Passover

2 7th Day of Unleavened Bread

Why are there 7 Days for this Feast? What are you being shown and taught in doing this for 7 Days?

 

3 you then count 7 Sabbaths to arrive at the 50th Days of Shavuot or Pentecost.

 

Again why 7 Sabbaths.

 

4 Feast of Trumpets- The Feast No one Knows- The birthday of Yehshua

 

5 The Day of Atonement.

 

6 Feast of Tabernacles. Sukkot for 7 days.

 

Again why 7 Days. Notice that all three Chags have 7 as a main theme. A chag are the three main feasts that we are to go up to Jerusalem each year. 7 Days of Unleavened Bread. 7 Sabbaths for Shavuot. And 7 Days of Sukkot

 

7 Shemini Atzeret. The 8th Day Feast. The most important Feast to which all the other Feasts point to.

 

Then we also have every 7 years a sabbatical year

 

Then again, every 7 Sabbatical years is followed by the 50th year which is the Jubilee Year.

This is directly related to Shavuot.


WHAT DOES ALL THIS MEAN? AND HOW DOES THIS TEACH US TO KNOW YEHOVAH?

 

This Feast of Sukkot we are celebrating represents the wedding Feast. It is a party of 7 days for the wedding.

 

IN a Jewish wedding the bride walks around the groom 7 times. Do you know why?

 

When Israel walked around Jericho, they circled it for 7 times. Do you know why 7 times?

 

Let’s look at the Feast themselves for a moment and see if we can understand why.

 

 

Passover- Sins forgiven -Paid for- The Exodus Event- putting sin out of our lives for 7 days represented by yeast.

Wave sheaf day during those 7 days represented the raising of the Saints from the dead on this Sunday Morning the 1st day and the 8th day of the week.

 

7th Day of Unleavened Bread Crossing of the Dead Sea by Israel.

Shavuot- The giving of the Ten Commandments- The giving of the Holy Spirit- The Marriage Ketubah between Yehovah and Israel.

 

Trumpets-The birth of Yehshua. Coming again to Judge

 

Atonement Sins are blotted out – Saints Sealed in the Book of Life- Sealing has to do with the Sabbaths- Satan locked away for 1000 years – Azazel Goat taken away with the sins of Israel upon its head.

 

Sukkot the Marriage celebration

Matthew 22. Satan is still at this party and is found at the end of it.

 

8th Day Feast. Check out of Hotel. Pay bills. Get on plane or start your drive home.

 

It is the most important Feast day. We will explain tomorrow.

 

You have 7 Feasts. And  for the most part, they all revolve around the number 7


Why?

 

The answer is found in Gen 21

 

A Treaty with Abimelech

Gen 21:22  And it happened at that time, Abimelech and Phicol, the commander of his army, spoke to Abraham, saying, God is with you in all that you do.

Gen 21:23  Now therefore swear to me here by God that you will not deal falsely with me, nor with my son, nor with my son’s son. Do to me according to the kindness that I have sworn to you, and to the land in which you have lived.

Gen 21:24  And Abraham said, I will swear.

Gen 21:25  And Abraham reproved Abimelech because of a well of water which Abimelech’s servants had violently taken away.

Gen 21:26  And Abimelech said, I do not know who has done this thing, neither did you tell me, neither have I even heard of it, except today.

Gen 21:27  And Abraham took sheep and oxen and gave them to Abimelech, and both of them made a covenant.

Gen 21:28  And Abraham set seven ewe lambs of the flock by themselves.

Gen 21:29  And Abimelech said to Abraham, What are these seven ewe lambs which you have set by themselves?

Gen 21:30  And he said, For you shall take these seven ewe lambs from my hand, so that they may be a witness to me that I have dug this well.

Gen 21:31  This is why he called that place Beer-sheba, because they swore, both of them, there.

Gen 21:32  So they made a covenant at Beer-sheba. Then Abimelech and Phicol, the commander of his army, rose up. And they returned to the land of the Philistines.

Gen 21:33  And Abraham planted a tree in Beer-sheba, and called there on the name of Jehovah, the everlasting God.

Gen 21:34  And Abraham lived in the Philistines’ land many days.

 

The word to swear is

 

H7650   (Strong)

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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.

 

H7651

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sheba?    shib?a?h

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.

 

to seven oneself, that is, swear 

Each time the woman walks around her husband on her wedding day she is declaring, swearing an oath to him.

Israel did the same thing when they entered the land and walked around Jericho 7 times.

 

1 Each time you keep the 7th Day Sabbath you swear an oath. You are satiating yourself in Him. You are sevening yourself.

 

2 Each time you keep the 7 Days of Unleavened Bread you swear an oath. You are satiating yourself in Him. You are sevening yourself.

 

3 Each time you Count the 7 Weeks to Shavuot you swear an oath. You are satiating yourself in Him. You are sevening yourself.

 

4 Each time you Count the 7 Days of Sukkot you swear an oath. You are satiating yourself in Him. You are sevening yourself.

 

5 Each time you Count the 7 Years to arrive at the Sabbatical year you swear an oath. You are satiating yourself in Him. You are sevening yourself.

 

6 Each time you count the 7 Sabbatical years to arrive the 50th year, you swear an oath. You are satiating yourself in Him. You are sevening yourself.

 

7 Each time you count the 7 Millennial Days you swear an oath. You are satiating yourself in Him. You are sevening yourself.

 

IN doing all of this you are You are sevening yourself. You are Saba-ing yourself. You are Sheba-ing yourself.

 

Sukkot is about the wedding. The 7 Millennial Days are like the 7 days of Unleavened Bread for the Bride to get the spots and wrinkles out. To Remove Sin from ourselves and from mankind as a whole. To prepare for the wedding but it is not the wedding. That is the 8th Day.

Look at 7 Millennial charts. file:///Users/Sightedmoon/Downloads/TimeLine_From_Adam_newlayout_all_pages_CMYK.pdf

 

This is how you know Yehovah. The Feasts are His being. They show us who He is and what His essence is all about. When we 7 ourselves we are identifying to Him and the world that we are His in the same way the bride walks around her husband seven times. So do we each time we keep each of these 7 times when we seven ourselves in every way.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now let’s work through the time leading up to today the 7th day of the Feast of Sukkot and learn more about Yehovah.

Jesus at the Feast of Booths

Joh 7:1  After these things Jesus walked in Galilee, for He did not desire to walk in Judea, because the Jews sought to kill Him.

Joh 7:2  And the Jewish Feast of Tabernacles was near.

Joh 7:3  Therefore His brothers said to Him, Move away from here and go into Judea, so that Your disciples also may see the works that You do.

Joh 7:4  For no one does anything in secret, while he himself seeks to be in public. If you do these things, reveal yourself to the world.

Joh 7:5  For His brothers did not believe in Him.

Joh 7:6  Then Jesus said to them, My time has not yet come, but your time is always ready.

Joh 7:7  The world cannot hate you, but it hates Me because I testify of it, that its works are evil.

Joh 7:8  You go up to this feast; I am not yet going up to this feast; for My time is not yet fulfilled.

Joh 7:9  And having said these things to them, He remained in Galilee.

Joh 7:10  But when His brothers had gone up, then He also went up to the feast, not openly, but as in secret.

Joh 7:11  Then the Jews sought Him at the feast and said, Where is He?

Joh 7:12  And there was much murmuring among the crowd concerning Him, for some said, He is a good man; others said, No, but he deceives the crowd.

Joh 7:13  However, no one spoke openly of Him, because of the fear of the Jews.

Joh 7:14  Now about the middle of the feast, Jesus went up into the temple and taught.

Joh 7:15  And the Jews marveled, saying, How does this man know letters, not being taught?

Joh 7:16  Jesus answered them and said, My doctrine is not Mine, but His who sent Me.

Joh 7:17  If anyone desires to do His will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it is of God, or I speak from Myself.

Joh 7:18  He who speaks of himself seeks his own glory, but he who seeks the glory of Him who sent Him is true, and no unrighteousness is in Him.

Joh 7:19  Did not Moses give you the Law? And yet not one of you keeps the Law! Why do you seek to kill Me?

Joh 7:20  The crowd answered and said, You have a demon! Who seeks to kill you?

Joh 7:21  Jesus answered and said to them, I have done one work, and you all marvel.

Joh 7:22  Because of this Moses gave you circumcision (not because it is of Moses, but of the fathers,) and you circumcise a man on the sabbath day.

Joh 7:23  If a man receives circumcision on the sabbath day so that the Law of Moses should not be broken, are you angry at Me because I have made a man entirely sound on the sabbath day?

Joh 7:24  Do not judge according to sight, but judge righteous judgment.

Can This Be the Christ?

Joh 7:25  Then some of those from Jerusalem said, Is this not the one they seek to kill?

Joh 7:26  But lo, he speaks publicly, and they say nothing to him. Perhaps the rulers truly know that this is the Christ indeed?

Joh 7:27  However, we know this one, from where he is; but when Christ comes, no one knows from where He is.

Joh 7:28  Then Jesus cried in the temple as He taught, saying, You both know Me, and you know from where I come. And I have not come of Myself, but He who sent Me is true, whom you do not know.

Joh 7:29  But I know Him, for I am from Him, and He has sent Me.

Joh 7:30  Then they sought to seize Him, but no one laid ahand on Him, because His hour had not yet come.

Joh 7:31  And many of the crowd believed on Him, and said, When the Christ comes, will He do more miracles than these which this One has done?

Officers Sent to Arrest Jesus

Joh 7:32  The Pharisees heard that the crowd murmured such things concerning Him. And the Pharisees and the chief priests sent officers to seize Him.

Joh 7:33  Then Jesus said to them, Yet a little while I am with you, and then I go to Him who sent Me.

Joh 7:34  You shall seek Me and shall not find Me. And where I am, you cannot come.

Joh 7:35  Then the Jews said among themselves, Where is he about to go that we shall not find him? Is he about to go to the Dispersion of the Greeks, and to teach the Greeks?

Joh 7:36  What saying is this that He said, You shall seek Me and shall not find Me, and where I am, you cannot come?

Rivers of Living Water

Joh 7:37  And in the last day of the great feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, if anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink.

Which Day is the Last Day of the Feast. Is it Today or Tomorrow? Many believe it is the 8th Day Feast.

You are about to learn when this is.

Joh 7:38  He who believes on Me, as the Scripture has said, “Out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.”

Joh 7:39  (But He spoke this about the Spirit, which they who believed on Him should receive; for the Holy Spirit was not yet given, because Jesus was not yet glorified.)

 

The Water Libation Ceremony, known as Nissuch Ha-Mayim in Hebrew, was one of the most popular parts of the celebration of the Feast of Tabernacles. This ceremony followed the daily sacrifices. It is no longer practiced today but it was being practiced during the Second Temple era and during the time of Jesus Christ. Jesus used this ceremony to make a bold statement.

Description Of Ceremony:

One reason the water libation ritual was so popular in Second Temple days was the accompanying ceremony of the water drawing, which took place at night when water was drawn from Siloam for the next morning’s water libation. Each day for seven consecutive days a priest would walk up a ramp leading to the bronze altar located in the Temple Court and pour a jug full of water into a bowl that drained into the altar.

The ceremony of the water drawing was a jubilant occasion. The Mishna states, “He that has never seen the joy of the [ceremony of the water drawing] has never in his life seen joy.” (Sukkah 51a) As the ceremony took place, Levite’s played lyres, trumpets, harps, cymbals, and other instruments, while other Levite’s sang. In the Temple area, three golden candlesticks nearly 75 feet high were lit by young boys climbing tall ladders, and the light from these candlesticks could be seen throughout all Jerusalem. Respected men of faith danced and sang in front of these candlesticks while carrying burning torches. As the ceremony progressed through the night, the priest blew the shofar three times. In the manner of the text of

Isaiah 12:3, “Therefore, with joy shall ye draw water out of the wells of salvation,”

The Lord Is My Strength and My Song

Isa 12:1  And in that day you shall say, O Jehovah, I will praise You; though You were angry with me, turn away Your anger, and You shall comfort me.

Isa 12:2  Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid for the LORD JEHOVAH is my strength and my song; He also has become my salvation.

Isa 12:3  And with joy you shall draw water out of the wells of salvation.

Isa 12:4  And in that day you shall say, Praise Jehovah! Call on His name; declare His doings among the people, make mention that His name is exalted.

Isa 12:5  Sing to Jehovah; for He has done excellent things; this is known in all the earth.

Isa 12:6  Cry out and shout, O dweller of Zion; for great is the Holy One of Israel in your midst.

 

H3444   (Strong)

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yeshu??a?h

yesh-oo’-aw

Feminine passive participle of H3467; something saved, that is, (abstractly) deliverance; hence aidvictoryprosperity: – deliverance, health, help (-ing), salvation, save, saving (health), welfare.

 

the evening was characterized by exuberant joy. It was a wonderful occasion that no one wanted to miss.(1)

Sometimes Rabbis would perform acrobats and juggle flaming touches as part of the festivities.(2)

There were so many precious commandments to be fulfilled in the Holy Temple during the holiday of Sukkot, and they were so time-consuming, the Talmud notes that there was practically no time left for sleeping!

“Rabbi Yehoshua ben Chanina said: During the days of the water libation ceremony, we barely got to sleep at all. The first hour of the day saw us attending to the daily offering; following this we were engaged in prayer – afterwards, the additional offering. Then we ate, and it already became time to attend to the afternoon service. And this was followed by the celebration of the festival of the water libation, which lasted the entire night, and we would begin again” (Jerusalem Talmud, Sukkah 5).

Men, women and children participated in the immense joy of the water libation – some directly, while others stood and watched. Special elevated balconies were constructed to enable the righteous women of Israel to watch the wise men of the Sanhedrin as they danced.

At dawn, the assembly proceeded with melody and song to the spring of Shiloach, at the foot of the walls of Jerusalem. One priest carried with him a special golden decanter and filled it with the sparkling spring water. Then the congregation ascended again to the Temple, led by the priest who bore the golden vessel. Arriving at the Temple, he brought the decanter up to the altar, and poured the water into the silver cup at its corner.

This ceremony is connected to the rainfall of the coming year, and it was accompanied by yearning and prayers for blessing on the earth and its produce. On a deeper level, it was also directly connected to the reception of prophetic inspiration.

 

Some interpreted the passage in Deuteronomy 14:26 to mean it was good to spend one’s tithe money on food or liquor or whatever delicacies one might desire for the purpose of eating and rejoicing in the presence of the Lord.(2)

Tithes

Deu 14:22  You shall truly tithe all the increase of your seed that the field brings forth year by year.

Deu 14:23  And you shall eat before Jehovah your God in the place which He shall choose to place His name there, the tithe of your grain, of your wine, and of your oil, and the first-born of your herds and of your flocks, so that you may learn to fear Jehovah your God always.

Deu 14:24  And if the way is too long for you, so that you are not able to carry it, or if the place is too far from you, which Jehovah your God shall choose to set His name there, when Jehovah your God has blessed you,

Deu 14:25  then you shall turn it into silver and bind up the silver in your hand, and shall go to the place which Jehovah your God shall choose.

Deu 14:26  And you shall pay that silver for whatever your soul desires, for oxen, or for sheep, or for wine, or for strong drink, or for whatever your soul desires. And you shall eat there before Jehovah your God, and you shall rejoice, you and your household

Deu 14:27  and the Levite within your gates, you shall not forsake him, for he has no part nor inheritance with you.

Deu 14:28  At the end of three years you shall bring forth all the tithe of your increase the same year, and shall lay it up inside your gates.

Deu 14:29  And the Levite, because he has no part nor inheritance with you, and the stranger, and the fatherless, and the widow, who are inside your gates, shall come, and shall eat and be satisfied, so that Jehovah your God may bless you in all the work of your hand which you do.

 

Significance Of Ceremony:

It is important to know something about this water. It was taken from a spring just east of Jerusalem called the Spring of Gihon. This spring may have been used to anoint David’s son, Solomon, King of Israel (1 Kings 1:45). King Hezekiah later redirected the water of this spring into the city of Jerusalem through a long underground conduit known as Hezekiah’s Tunnel. Within the walls of Jerusalem, the waters of Gihon ran into a pool named the Pool of Siloam.

Waters from the pool of Siloam were used in the ordinance of the red heifer described in Numbers 19, where Moses was instructed to mix “running” (lit. living ) water with the ashes of the red heifer. The water had to be fresh, able to give life, not stagnant. This mixture of water and ashes was sprinkled on those who had become unclean to purify them. This same Pool of Siloam is also referred to in the New Testament.

It was to this pool that the Lord Jesus sent a man, blind from birth, to wash off the clay that He had applied to the man’s eyes. After washing in the pool, the man received his sight (John 9:6-7).

The Pool of Siloam not only held historical significance, but in Jewish tradition it also had a prophetic connotation. First, the Jewish Scriptures speak of a time when, like water poured “upon him that is thirsty, and floods upon the dry ground,” God will pour out His Spirit upon all flesh (Isaiah 44:3). Because the waters of Siloam were used to anoint the kings of the house of David, and that anointing was symbolic of the Holy Spirit coming upon an individual (1 Sam. 16:13), the living waters of Siloam became associated with the outpouring of the Holy Spirit.

Second, this outpouring is to take place during the days of the Messiah, the anointed one, a descendant of King David, through whom salvation will come to Israel. Based on Isaiah 12:3, the Pool of Siloam became known as the “well of salvation” and was associated with the messianic age. Thus, to the Jewish people of the Second Temple days, pouring water on the altar at the Feast of Tabernacles was symbolic of the Holy Spirit poured out during the days of the Messiah.

This custom became a controversial issue between the Sadducees and the Pharisees. When Alexander Jannai, who was both king and high priest and a follower of the Sadducees, publicly refused to pour the water on the altar, the congregation became so enraged that it pelted him with etrogim (fruit) (Sukkah 48b, Antiquities 13.13) In the aftermath of this incident, he is said to have massacred more than 6,000 of his fellow Jews.(3) This occurred approximately 95B.C.

Messiah In The Water Libation Ceremony:

Finally, on what was probably the last day of the feast known as Hoshana Raba,(May have occurred one day later on Shemini Atzeret) the climax of the entire week, Jesus made what some believe to be His greatest proclamation.

On the last and greatest day of the Feast, Jesus stood and said in a loud voice, “If anyone is thirsty, let him come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, streams of living water will flow from within him.”(John 7:37-38)

This was no statement secretly whispered in the dark corner. The text says that Jesus “stood” to make His announcement, and He “cried” meaning He spoke with a loud voice. He wanted everyone to hear the good news. The stunned crowd did hear and they knew what He meant.

Jesus was declaring that He was Messiah and that everyone who would believe in Him would receive the gift or indwelling of the Holy Spirit, the “living water,” not measured in terms of a trickling spring, the Spring of Gihon, but a flowing river-even numerous rivers!(1)

Jesus was saying in effect “I am the reality that the water in this ceremony symbolizes-the true life giver through whom the Holy Spirit is also given.”(4)

Some may have also been familiar with Ezekiel’s prophecy of the Holy Spirit (Ezek. 36:24-27).

Even though this ceremony is not practiced today because there is no temple, the liturgy can still be found in some Jewish prayer books. One prayer said during the Sukkot holiday reads

“Please God! Those who pour water before you, from the springs of salvation may they draw water, save now and bring salvation now.(5)

Eze 36:24  For I will take you from among the nations and gather you out of all lands, and will gather you into your own land.

Eze 36:25  And I will sprinkle clean waters on you, and you shall be clean. I will cleanse you from all your filthiness and from your idols.

Eze 36:26  And I will give you a new heart, and I will put a new spirit within you. And I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you a heart of flesh.

Eze 36:27  And I will put My Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you shall keep My judgments and do them.

It for this reason that I mikveh in the Gihon spring each time I go to Jerusalem. I submerge myself 7 times in the Gihon spring.

For this reason, again I mikveh myself in Penticton in the clear clean lake of Okanagan Lake. Running water.

Herein lies the true secret of the “festival of the water libation,” states the Jerusalem Talmud: the great joy was in the receiving of prophetic inspiration. For the Hebrew word for the “drawing” of the water, sho’eva, also indicates drawing in a different direction – the drawing down of prophetic enlightenment. Thus “whoever has never seen the celebrations of the Festival of the Water Libation, has never experienced true joy in his life” – for it was here that prophets like Jonah the son of Amitai received their prophecy. The Jerusalem Talmud relates that Jonah was not expecting any revelation, but merely arrived at the festival of the water libation along with all the other holiday pilgrims. He was so overcome with joy that he received Divine inspiration… and in turn, there can be no greater joy than this.

 

 

So we have deviated from our text. Lets get back to John 7

 

Rivers of Living Water

Joh 7:37  And in the last day of the great feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink.

Joh 7:38  He who believes on Me, as the Scripture has said, “Out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.”

Joh 7:39  (But He spoke this about the Spirit, which they who believed on Him should receive; for the Holy Spirit was not yet given, because Jesus was not yet glorified.)

Division Among the People

Joh 7:40  Then when they heard the Word, many of the people said, Truly this is the Prophet.

Joh 7:41  Others said, This is the Christ. But others said, Does the Christ come out of Galilee?

Joh 7:42  Has the Scripture not said that Christ comes from the seed of David and out of the town of Bethlehem, where David was?

Joh 7:43  So a division occurred in the crowd because of Him.

Joh 7:44  And some of them desired to seize Him, but no one laid hands on Him.

Joh 7:45  Then the officers came to the chief priests and Pharisees. And they said to them, Why have you not brought him?

Joh 7:46  The officers answered, Never did any man speak as does this Man.

Joh 7:47  Then the Pharisees answered them, Also, have you not been deceived?

Joh 7:48  Is it not true that not any of the rulers or of the Pharisees have believed into him?

Joh 7:49  But this crowd, not knowing the Law, is cursed.

Joh 7:50  Nicodemus said to them, (he who came to Jesus by night, being one of them),

Joh 7:51  Does our law judge the Man before it hears Him and knows what He does?

Joh 7:52  They answered and said to him, Are you also from Galilee? Search the scriptures and see that a prophet has not been raised out of Galilee.

The Woman Caught in Adultery

Joh 7:53  And they each went to his own house.

Joh 8:1  But Jesus went to the Mount of Olives.

Joh 8:2  And early in the morning He came again into the temple, and all the people came to Him. And He sat down and taught them.

Joh 8:3  And the scribes and Pharisees brought to Him a woman taken in adultery. And standing her in the midst,

Joh 8:4  they said to Him, Teacher, this woman was taken in adultery, in the very act.

Joh 8:5  Now Moses in the Law commanded us that such should be stoned. You, then, what do you say?

Joh 8:6  They said this, tempting Him so that they might have reason to accuse Him. But bending down, Jesus wrote on the ground with His finger, not appearing to hear.

Joh 8:7  But as they continued to ask Him, He lifted Himself up and said to them, He who is without sin among you, let him cast the first stone at her.

Joh 8:8  And again bending down, He wrote on the ground.

Joh 8:9  And hearing, and being convicted by conscience, they went out one by one, beginning at the oldest, until the last. And Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst.

Joh 8:10  And bending back up, and seeing no one but the woman, Jesus said to her, Woman, where are the ones who accused you? Did not one give judgment against you?

Joh 8:11  And she said, No one, Lord. And Jesus said to her, Neither do I give judgment. Go, and sin no more.

I Am the Light of the World

Joh 8:12  Then Jesus spoke again to them, saying, I am the Light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.

 

During the Feast of Tabernacles (Sukkot) there was a great ceremony called the “Illumination of the Temple,” which involved the ritual lighting of four golden oil-fed lamps in the Court of Women. These lamps were huge menorahs/candelabras (seventy-five feet high) lighted in the Temple at night to remind the people of the pillar of fire that had guided Israel in their wilderness journey. All night long the light shone their brilliance, it is said, illuminating the entire city.

In celebration and anticipation, the holiest of Israel’s men danced and sang psalms of joy and praise, before the Lord. This festival was a reminder that God had promised to send a light, the Light, to a sin-darkened world. Yehovah promised to send the Messiah to renew Israel’s glory, release them from bondage, and restore their joy. Imagine that you are in ancient Jerusalem during the Feast of Tabernacles. Visualize seeing these massive menorahs giving a tremendous amount of light. Now imagine the impact of the words said by Yehshua in the Temple courtyard when he announced, “I am the Light of the world.”

Yehshua is the Light, the source of illumination to bring the lost out of darkness. Yehshua declared himself to be the Light of the world. It is not clear from the text when this incident happened, but it was some time between the Feast of Tabernacles and the Feast Of Dedication both of these celebrations focused on light.(1)

“When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life” (John 8:12).

During this ceremony the priests and Levite’s would use their own worn out clothing for wicks. Some believed that the light represented God’s Shekinah glory that once filled the temple.(2)

The light that was above the Tabernacle in the Wilderness was Yehovah and here Yehshua is declaring that He is Yehovah, that same light of the world. This is so awesome to understand.

 

Joh 8:13  Therefore the Pharisees said to Him, You bear record concerning yourself; your witness is not true.

Joh 8:14  Jesus answered and said to them, Though I bear record concerning Myself, My witness is true. For I know from where I came, and where I go. But you do not know from where I came, and where I go.

Joh 8:15  You judge after the flesh, I judge no one.

Joh 8:16  And yet if I do judge, My judgment is true; for I am not alone, but I and the Father who sent Me.

Joh 8:17  It is also written in your Law that the testimony of two men is true.

Joh 8:18  I am one who bears witness of Myself, and the Father who sent Me bears witness concerning Me.

Joh 8:19  Then they said to Him, Where is your father? Jesus said to them, You neither know Me nor My Father. If you had known Me, you would have known My Father also.

Joh 8:20  Jesus spoke these words in the treasury, as He taught in the temple. And no man laid hands upon Him, for His hour had not yet come.

Joh 8:21  Then Jesus said again to them, I go away, and you shall seek Me and shall die in your sins. Where I go, you cannot come.

Joh 8:22  Then the Jews said, Will he kill himself? Because he says, Where I go you cannot come.

Joh 8:23  And He said to them, You are from beneath; I am from above. You are of this world; I am not of this world.

Joh 8:24  Therefore I said to you that you shall die in your sins, for if you do not believe that I AM, you shall die in your sins.

Joh 8:25  Then they said to Him, Who are you? And Jesus said to them, Even the same which I also say to you.

Joh 8:26  I have many things to say and to judge of you, but He who sent Me is true, and I speak to the world those things what I heard of Him.

Joh 8:27  They did not understand that He spoke to them of the Father.

Joh 8:28  Then Jesus said to them, When you have lifted up the Son of Man, then you shall know that I AM, and that I do nothing of Myself, but as My Father has taught Me, I speak these things.

Joh 8:29  And He who sent Me is with Me. The Father has not left Me alone, for I always do those things which please Him.

Joh 8:30  As He spoke these words, many believed upon Him.

The Truth Will Set You Free

Joh 8:31  Then Jesus said to the Jews who believed on Him, If you continue in My Word, you are My disciples indeed.

Joh 8:32  And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

Joh 8:33  They answered Him, We are Abraham’s seed and were never in bondage to anyone. How do you say, You will be made free?

Joh 8:34  Jesus answered them, Truly, truly, I say to you, Whoever practices sin is the slave of sin.

Joh 8:35  And the slave does not abide in the house forever, but the Son abides forever.

Joh 8:36  Therefore if the Son shall make you free, you shall be free indeed.

Joh 8:37  I know that you are Abraham’s seed, but you seek to kill Me because My Word has no place in you.

Joh 8:38  I speak what I have seen with My Father, and you, then, do what you have seen with your father.

You Are of Your Father the Devil

Joh 8:39  They answered and said to Him, Abraham is our father. Jesus answered them, If you were Abraham’s children, you would do the works of Abraham.

Joh 8:40  But now you seek to kill Me, a man who has told you the truth which I have heard beside God; this Abraham did not do.

Joh 8:41  You do the deeds of your father. Then they said to Him, We are not born of fornication; we have one father, even God.

Joh 8:42  Jesus said to them, If God were your father, you would love Me, for I went forth and came from God; for I did not come of Myself, but He sent Me.

Joh 8:43  Why do you not know My speech? Because you cannot hear My Word.

Joh 8:44  You are of the Devil as father, and the lusts of your father you will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and did not abide in the truth because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks of his own, for he is a liar and the father of it.

Joh 8:45  And because I tell you the truth, you do not believe Me.

Joh 8:46  Which of you convicts Me of sin? And if I say the truth, why do you not believe Me?

Joh 8:47  He who is of God hears God’s Words. Therefore you do not hear them because you are not of God.

Before Abraham Was, I Am

Joh 8:48  Then the Jews answered and said to Him, Do we not say well that you are a Samaritan and have a demon?

Joh 8:49  Jesus answered, I do not have a demon, but I honor My Father, and you dishonor Me.

Joh 8:50  And I do not seek My own glory, but there is One who seeks and judges.

Joh 8:51  Truly, truly, I say to you, If a man keeps My Word, he shall never see death.

Joh 8:52  Then the Jews said to Him, Now we know that you have a demon. Abraham and the prophets are dead, and you say, If a man keeps my Word, he shall never taste of death.

Joh 8:53  Are you greater than our father Abraham, who died? And the prophets are dead; whom do you make yourself?

Joh 8:54  Jesus answered, If I glorify Myself, My glory is nothing; it is My Father who glorifies Me, of whom you say that He is your God.

Joh 8:55  Yet you have not known Him, but I know Him. And if I should say I do not know Him, I would be a liar like you. But I know Him and I keep His Word.

Joh 8:56  Your father Abraham rejoiced to see My day, and He saw and was glad.

Joh 8:57  Then the Jews said to Him, You are not yet fifty years old, and have you seen Abraham?

Joh 8:58  Jesus said to them, Truly, truly, I say to you, Before Abraham came into being, I AM!

Joh 8:59  Then they took up stones to throw at Him. But Jesus hid Himself and went forth out of the temple, going through the midst of them, and passed on by.

Jesus Heals a Man Born Blind

Joh 9:1  And passing by, He saw a man who was blind from birth.

Joh 9:2  And His disciples asked Him, saying, Master, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?

Joh 9:3  Jesus answered, Neither has this man nor his parents sinned, but that the works of God might be revealed in him.

Joh 9:4  I must work the works of Him who sent Me, while it is day. Night comes when no man can work.

Joh 9:5  As long as I am in the world, I am the Light of the world.

Joh 9:6  And when He had spoken these things, He spat on the ground and made clay from the spittle. And He anointed the eyes of the blind man with the clay.

Joh 9:7  And He said to him, Go, wash in the pool of Siloam (which translated is Sent). Therefore he went and washed and came seeing.

Joh 9:8  Then the neighbors and those who had seen him before, that he was blind, said, Is this not he who was sitting and begging?

Joh 9:9  Some said, This is he. Others said, He is like him. He said, I am he.

Joh 9:10  Then they said to him, How were your eyes opened?

Joh 9:11  He answered and said, A man called Jesus made clay and anointed my eyes and said to me, Go to the pool of Siloam and wash. And going and washing, I received sight.

Joh 9:12  Then they said to him, Where is he? He said, I do not know.

Joh 9:13  They brought him who once was blind to the Pharisees.

Joh 9:14  And it was a sabbath when Jesus made the clay and opened his eyes.

Joh 9:15  Then again the Pharisees also asked him how he had received his sight. He said to them, He put clay upon my eyes, and I washed, and I see.

Joh 9:16  Therefore some of the Pharisees said, This man is not from God, because he does not keep the sabbath. Others said, How can a man, a sinner, do such miracles? And there was a division among them.

Joh 9:17  They said to the blind man again, What do you say about him, for he has opened your eyes? He said, He is a prophet.

Joh 9:18  But the Jews did not believe concerning him, that he had been blind and had received his sight, until they called the parents of him having received sight.

Joh 9:19  And they asked them, saying, Is this your son, whom you say was born blind? How then does he now see?

Joh 9:20  His parents answered them and said, We know that this is our son, and that he was born blind.

Joh 9:21  But by what means he now sees, we do not know. Or who has opened his eyes, we do not know. He is of age, ask him. He will speak for himself.

Joh 9:22  His parents spoke these things because they feared the Jews, for the Jews had already agreed that if anyone confessed that He was Christ, he should be put out of the synagogue.

Joh 9:23  Therefore his parents said, He is of age, ask him.

Joh 9:24  Then a second time they called the man who was blind and said to him, Give glory to God. We know that this man is a sinner.

Joh 9:25  He answered and said, Whether He is a sinner, I do not know; one thing I do know, that being blind, now I see.

Joh 9:26  Then they said to him again, What did he do to you? How did he open your eyes?

Joh 9:27  He answered them, I have told you already, and you did not hear. Why do you want to hear it again? Do you also desire to be His disciples?

Joh 9:28  Then they reviled him and said, You are his disciple, but we are Moses’ disciples.

Joh 9:29  We know that God spoke to Moses, but we do not know from where this man is.

Joh 9:30  The man answered and said to them, Why, this is a marvelous thing, that you do not know from where He is, and He has opened my eyes.

Joh 9:31  But we know that God does not hear sinners, but if anyone is God-fearing and does His will, He hears him.

Joh 9:32  From everlasting it was not heard that anyone opened the eyes of one who was born blind.

Joh 9:33  If this One were not of God, He could do nothing.

Joh 9:34  They answered and said to him, You were altogether born in sins, and do you teach us? And they cast him out.

Joh 9:35  Jesus heard that they had cast him out; and finding him, He said to him, Do you believe on the Son of God?

Joh 9:36  And he answered and said, Who is He, Lord, that I might believe on Him?

Joh 9:37  And Jesus said to him, You have both seen Him, and it is He who is speaking with you.

Joh 9:38  And he said, Lord, I believe. And he worshiped Him.

Joh 9:39  And Jesus said, I have come into this world for judgment, that they who do not see might see, and that they who see might be made blind.

Joh 9:40  And those of the Pharisees who were with Him heard these words, and said to Him, Are we also blind?

Joh 9:41  Jesus said to them, If you were blind, you would have no sin. But now you say, We see. Therefore your sin remains.

I Am the Good Shepherd

Joh 10:1  Truly, truly, I say to you, He who does not enter into the sheepfold by the door, but going up by another way, that one is a thief and a robber.

Joh 10:2  But he who enters in by the door is the shepherd of the sheep.

Joh 10:3  The doorkeeper opens to him, and the sheep hear his voice, and he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out.

Joh 10:4  And when he puts forth his own sheep, he goes before them, and the sheep follow him. For they know his voice.

Joh 10:5  And they will not follow a stranger, but will flee from him, for they do not know the voice of strangers.

Joh 10:6  Jesus spoke this parable to them, but they did not understand what it was which He spoke to them.

Joh 10:7  Then Jesus said to them again, Truly, truly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep.

Joh 10:8  All who came before Me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not hear them.

Joh 10:9  I am the door. If anyone enters in by Me, he shall be saved and shall go in and out and find pasture.

Joh 10:10  The thief does not come except to steal and to kill and to destroy. I have come so that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.

Joh 10:11  I am the Good Shepherd. The Good Shepherd lays down His life for the sheep.

Joh 10:12  But he who is a hireling and not the shepherd, who does not own the sheep, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and runs away. And the wolf catches them and scatters the sheep.

Joh 10:13  The hireling flees, because he is a hireling and does not care for the sheep.

Joh 10:14  I am the Good Shepherd, and I know those that are Mine, and I am known by those who are Mine.

Joh 10:15  Even as the Father knows Me, I also know the Father. And I lay down My life for the sheep.

Joh 10:16  And I have other sheep who are not of this fold. I must also lead those, and they shall hear My voice, and there shall be one flock, one Shepherd.

Joh 10:17  Therefore My Father loves Me, because I lay down My life so that I might take it again.

Joh 10:18  No one takes it from Me, but I lay it down from Myself. I have authority to lay it down, and I have authority to take it again. I have received this commandment from My Father.

Joh 10:19  Then a division occurred again among the Jews because of these words.

Joh 10:20  And many of them said, He has a demon and is insane. Why do you hear him?

Joh 10:21  Others said, These are not words of one who has been possessed by a demon. A demon is not able to open the eyes of blind ones.

I and the Father Are One

Joh 10:22  And the Feast of Dedication took place at Jerusalem, and it was winter.

Joh 10:23  And Jesus walked in the temple in Solomon’s Porch.

Joh 10:24  Then the Jews encircled Him and said to Him, How long do you make us doubt? If you are the Christ, tell us plainly.

Joh 10:25  Jesus answered them, I told you and you did not believe. The works that I do in My Father’s name, they bear witness of Me.

Joh 10:26  But you did not believe because you are not of My sheep. As I said to you,

Joh 10:27  My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.

Joh 10:28  And I give to them eternal life, and they shall never ever perish, and not anyone shall pluck them out of My hand.

Joh 10:29  My Father who gave them to me is greater than all, and no one is able to pluck them out of My Father’s hand.

Joh 10:30  I and the Father are one!

Joh 10:31  Then the Jews took up stones again to stone Him.

Joh 10:32  Jesus answered them, I have shown you many good works from My Father; for which of these do you stone Me?

Joh 10:33  The Jews answered Him, saying, We do not stone you for a good work, but for blasphemy, and because you, being a man, make yourself God.

Joh 10:34  Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your Law, “I said, You are gods?”

Joh 10:35  If He called those gods with whom the Word of God was, and the Scripture cannot be broken,

Joh 10:36  do you say of Him whom the Father has sanctified and sent into the world, You blaspheme, because I said, I am the Son of God?

Joh 10:37  If I do not do the works of My Father, do not believe Me.

Joh 10:38  But if I do, though you do not believe Me, believe the works so that you may know and believe that the Father is in Me, and I in Him.

Joh 10:39  Then they again sought to seize Him, but He went forth out of their hand.

Joh 10:40  And He went away again beyond Jordan into the place where John baptized at the first, and He stayed there.

Joh 10:41  And many came to Him and said, John indeed did no miracle, but all things that John said concerning this One were true.

Joh 10:42  And many believed on Him there.

You have just read the entire events around Sukkot and the events during that time leading up to the 8th Day. And then on the 8th Day. The Feast of Dedication. This is not the Chanukah of the 9th month on the 25th day. No this is Sukkot in the 7th month.

 

The Sacrifice of Seventy Bulls

During Sukkot in the time of the Holy Temple, a unique sacrifice was offered on the altar – with a unique intention.

In chapter 29 of the book of Numbers, the Bible outlines the sacrifices that are to be offered over the span of the holiday.

Offerings for the Feast of Booths

Num 29:12  And on the fifteenth day of the seventh month you shall have a holy convocation. You shall do no laboring work, and you shall keep a feast to Jehovah seven days.

Num 29:13  And you shall offer a burnt offering, a fire offering, of a sweet savor to Jehovah: thirteen young bulls, two rams, fourteen lambs of the first year. They shall be without blemish.

Num 29:14  And their food offering shall be flour, mixed with oil, three tenth parts to every bull of the thirteen bulls, two tenth parts to each ram of the two rams,

Num 29:15  and one tenth part to each lamb of the fourteen lambs;

Num 29:16  and one kid of the goats for a sin offering, besides the continual burnt offering, its food offering, and its drink offering.

Num 29:17  And on the second day you shall offer twelve young bulls, two rams, fourteen lambs of the first year without spot;

Num 29:18  and their food offering and their drink offerings for the bulls, for the rams, and for the lambs, shall beaccording to their number, according to the law;

Num 29:19  and one kid of the goats for a sin offering, besides the continual burnt offering and its food offering, and their drink offerings.

Num 29:20  And on the third day eleven bulls, two rams, fourteen lambs of the first year without blemish;

Num 29:21  and their food offering and their drink offerings for the bulls, for the rams, and for the lambs, shall beaccording to their number, according to the law;

Num 29:22  and one goat for a sin offering, besides the continual burnt offering and its food offering and its drink offering.

Num 29:23  And on the fourth day ten bulls, two rams, fourteen lambs of the first year without blemish;

Num 29:24  their food offering and their drink offerings for the bulls, for the rams, and for the lambs, shall be according to their number, according to the law;

Num 29:25  and one kid of the goats for a sin offering, besides the continual burnt offering, its food offering, and its drink offering.

Num 29:26  And on the fifth day nine bulls, two rams, fourteen lambs of the first year without spot;

Num 29:27  and their food offering and their drink offerings for the bulls, for the rams, and for the lambs, shall beaccording to their number, according to the law;

Num 29:28  and one goat for a sin offering, besides the continual burnt offering and its food offering and its drink offering.

Num 29:29  And on the sixth day eight bulls, two rams, fourteen lambs of the first year without blemish;

Num 29:30  and their food offering and their drink offerings for the bulls, for the rams, for the lambs, shall be according to their number, according to the law;

Num 29:31  and one goat for a sin offering, besides the continual burnt offering, its food offering, and its drink offering.

Num 29:32  And on the seventh day seven bulls, two rams, and fourteen lambs of the first year without blemish;

Num 29:33  and their food offering and their drink offerings for the bulls, for the rams, and for the lambs, shall beaccording to their number, according to the law;

Num 29:34  and one goat for a sin offering, besides the continual burnt offering, its food offering, and its drink offering.

Num 29:35  On the eighth day you shall have a solemn assembly. You shall do no laboring work.

Num 29:36  But you shall offer a burnt offering, a fire offering of a sweet savor to Jehovah: one bull, one ram, seven lambs of the first year without blemish;

Num 29:37  their food offering and their drink offerings for the bull, for the ram, and for the lambs, according to their number, according to the law;

Num 29:38  and one goat for a sin offering, besides the continual burnt offering, and its food offering and its drink offering.

Num 29:39  You shall prepare these to Jehovah in your appointed seasons, besides your vows and your free-will offerings, for your burnt offerings, and for your food offerings, and for your drink offerings, and for your peace offerings.

Num 29:40  And Moses told the sons of Israel according to all that Jehovah commanded Moses.

 

Counting the number of bulls that are offered over the seven day period, we find that the total number was seventy. And in chapter 10 of the book of Genesis, there are seventy nations mentioned. These are the primordial nations, sometimes referred to as the “seventy languages,” which represent all humanity. The Talmud (BT Sukkah 55:B) teaches that the seventy bulls that were offered in the Holy Temple served as atonement for the seventy nations of the world. Truly, as the rabbis observed, “if the nations of the world had only known how much they needed the Temple, they would have surrounded it with armed fortresses to protect it” (Bamidbar Rabbah 1, 3).

Here we can already sense that inherent within the very nature of the holiday, an inexorable bond – as expressed through its sacrificial requirements – links it to the earth’s peoples. Sukkot was mandated by the Creator Himself to be a holiday for all the world.

Prophecies of the End of Days

The haftorah, the section of the prophets read in the synagogue on the first day of the festival, comes from the 14th chapter of the book of Zechariah. This prophecy deals with the end of days, when the nations of the world will all gather together to do battle against Jerusalem. At the culmination of this, the L-rd will be King over all the earth.

Before continuing, it would be most beneficial for the reader to study the entire chapter in the book of Zechariah. Here is a brief scan at some of the key verses:

“Behold, a day of G-d is coming, when your spoils will be divided in your midst.

For I will gather all nations to do battle against Jerusalem…

Then G-d will go forth, and fight against those nations…

On that day, His feet will stand on the Mount of Olives…

On that day there will be neither bright light, nor thick darkness,

But it will be one continuous day known as G-d’s…

G-d will be King over all the earth; on that day G-d will be One and His name One.

All the land will become a plain… but Jerusalem will remain elevated on its site…

Men will dwell in it… Jerusalem will dwell in security.”

This prophecy contains elements of a theme which recurs many times throughout the Bible: the idea that not everyone will merit to survive the awesome judgment of the end of days, but only a remnant – both of Israel and of the nations. Here, the prophet tells us that all the nations will gather together to wage war against Jerusalem.

He goes on to tell us that G-d will smite all those who stood against Jerusalem with a horrible plague; He will cause a great confusion to fall on them. But of those who have survived this time, the prophet has this to say:

Then every one who remains of all the nations which came up against Jerusalem will go up each year to worship the King, the L-rd of Hosts, and to keep the Festival of Sukkot. But if any of the nations of the earth does not come up to Jerusalem to worship the King, the L-rd of Hosts, there will be no rain upon it. If the family of Egypt does not go up and enter, there will be no rain on them; there will be the plague with which G-d will smite the nations that do not come up to keep the Festival of Sukkot. This will be Egypt’s punishment, and the punishment of all the nations that do not come up to keep the Festival of Sukkot.”

Thus we see that the mark of separation, that which will distinguish those who remain after that awesome battle, is the single fact that they will celebrate the holiday of Sukkot. And a stern warning is issued to those who do not observe it.

The Final Judgment – and Sukkot

A similar thought is echoed by the Oral Tradition. The Talmud (BT Avoda Zara 3) relates that in the end of days, all the nations of the world will express a desire to repent, and G-d will judge them through the commandment of building a sukkah… He will give this single commandment to the entire world to fulfill.

Now I want you to be aware of something else as we close this session.

 

Water Flowing from the Temple

Eze 47:1  And he led me again to the door of the house. And behold, water came out from under the threshold of the house eastward. For the front of the house is east, and the water came down from under the right side of the house, at the south side of the altar.

Eze 47:2  And he led me out by the way of the north gate, and led me around the way outside to the outer gate, by the way facing the east. And behold, water was trickling out of the right side.

Eze 47:3  When the man went out eastward, and a line in his hand, he measured a thousand cubits. And he passed me through the water. The water was to the ankles.

Eze 47:4  And he measured a thousand cubits, and passed me through the water, water to the knees. And he measured a thousand, and passed me through water to the loins.

Eze 47:5  And he measured a thousand; and there was a torrent which I was not able to pass; for the water had risen, water to swim in, a torrent that could not be passed.

Eze 47:6  And he said to me, Son of man, have you seen? And he led me, and caused me to return to the bank of the torrent.

Eze 47:7  When I returned, then behold, on the edge of the torrent were very many trees, from here and from there.

Eze 47:8  And he said to me, These waters go out toward the eastern circuit, and go down into the Arabah, and go into the sea. They are brought out into the sea, and the waters shall be healed.

Eze 47:9  And it shall be that every living soul which swarms in every place, there where the two torrents go, that soulshall live. And there shall be very many fish, because these waters shall come there. And they shall be healed. And all shall live where the torrent goes.

Eze 47:10  And it will be, the fishermen shall stand on it from En-gedi even to En-eglaim, a spreading place for nets shall be there. Their fish shall be according to their kinds, like the fish of the Great Sea, very many.

Eze 47:11  Its swamps and its marshes shall not even be healed; they shall be given to salt.

Eze 47:12  And all trees for food shall go up by the torrent, on its bank on this side, and on that side. Its leaf shall not fade, nor its fruit fail. It will bear by its months, because its waters come out from the sanctuary. And its fruit shall be for food, and its leaf for healing.

 

This is speaking of the Gihon Spring that is to flow from beneath the Temple of Yehovah. But it is not possible to that now. Something else must first take place.

 

The Coming Day of the Lord

Zec 14:1  Behold, the day of Jehovah comes, and your spoil shall be divided in your midst.

Zec 14:2  For I will gather all nations to battle against Jerusalem; and the city shall be taken, and the houses plundered, and the women raped. And half of the city shall go into exile, and the rest of the people shall not be cut off from the city.

Zec 14:3  And Jehovah shall go out and fight against those nations, like the day He fought in the day of battle.

Zec 14:4  And His feet shall stand in that day on the Mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the east, and the Mount of Olives shall divide from its middle, from the east and to the west, a very great valley. And half of the mountain shall move toward the north, and half of it toward the south.

Zec 14:5  And you shall flee to the valley of My mountains; for the valley of the mountains shall reach to Azal. And you shall flee as you fled from before the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah. And Jehovah my God shall come, and all the saints with you.

Zec 14:6  And it will be in that day, there shall not be light; the glorious ones shall shrink.

Zec 14:7  And it will be one day which shall be known to Jehovah, neither day nor night; but it will happen that at evening time it shall be light.

Zec 14:8  And it shall be in that day, living waters shall go out from Jerusalem; half of them shall go toward the eastern sea, and half of them toward the western sea. In summer and in winter it shall be.

Zec 14:9  And Jehovah shall be King over all the earth; in that day there shall be one Jehovah, and His name shall be one.

Zec 14:10  All the land shall be turned as a plain from Geba to Rimmon south of Jerusalem. And it shall rise and dwell in its place, from Benjamin’s Gate to the place of the First Gate; to the Corner Gate, and from the Tower of Hananeel to the king’s winepresses.

Zec 14:11  And they shall dwell in it, and there shall never again be a shutting in, but Jerusalem shall dwell safely.

Zec 14:12  And this shall be the plague with which Jehovah will strike all the peoples who have fought against Jerusalem. Their flesh shall rot while they stand on their feet, and their eyes shall rot in their sockets. And their tongue shall rot in their mouth.

Zec 14:13  And it shall be in that day a great panic of Jehovah shall be among them And they shall each one lay hold of his neighbor, and his hand shall rise up against the hand of his neighbor.

Zec 14:14  And Judah also shall fight at Jerusalem; and the wealth of all the nations all around shall be gathered, gold, and silver, and clothing in great abundance.

Zec 14:15  And so shall be the plague of the horse, the mule, the camel, and the ass, and of all the beasts which shall be in these tents, like this plague.

Zec 14:16  And it shall be, everyone who is left of all the nations which came up against Jerusalem shall go up from year to year to worship the King, Jehovah of Hosts, and to keep the Feast of Tabernacles.

Zec 14:17  And it shall be, whoever will not come up from all the families of the earth to Jerusalem to worship the King, Jehovah of Hosts, even on them shall be no rain.

Zec 14:18  And if the family of Egypt does not go up, nor come in, they shall have no rain, but the plague with which Jehovah shall strike the nations who do not come up to keep the Feast of Tabernacles.

Zec 14:19  This shall be Egypt’s offense, and the offense of all the nations who do not come up to keep the Feast of Tabernacles.

Zec 14:20  In that day there shall be on the bells of the horses, HOLY TO JEHOVAH. And the pots in Jehovah’s house shall be like the bowls before the altar.

Zec 14:21  Yea, every pot in Jerusalem and in Judah shall be holy to Jehovah of Hosts. And all those who sacrifice shall come and take of them, and boil in them. And in that day there shall no longer be a trader in the house of Jehovah of Hosts.

 

The River of Life

Rev 22:1  And he showed me a pure river of Water of Life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb.

Rev 22:2  In the midst of its street, and of the river, from here and from there, was the Tree of Life, which bore twelve fruits, each yielding its fruit according to one month. And the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.

Rev 22:3  And every curse will no longer be; but the throne of God and of the Lamb will be in it, and His servants will serve Him.

Rev 22:4  And they will see His face, and His name will be in their foreheads.

Rev 22:5  And there will be no night there. And they need no lamp, or light of the sun; for the Lord God gives them light. And they will reign forever and ever.

The Eighth Day- Shemini Atzeret

This is the Eighth Day teaching with my notes. I forgot to record it so I only have my notes.

 

 

 

The Eighth Day Feast

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOlUJ3yPdQI

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7U6js9OkV2c

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JO4qWWR6jyM&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR2MyHGlQsoBYOL697wOP0oarprfvYeq_qjrL3GRUYxFM605jQ5SD3wBQvQ

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QVojd3QhMS4

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NkGnhGjzFYo

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cwvsEmrYqnE

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bEoOErDM9_M

 

 

 

https://sightedmoon.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/49-Year-Millennial-Week.pdf

We have learned that Yehovah has said in Revelation that the Lamb was slain from the foundation of the world. How is that?

 

The First Beast

Rev 13:1  And I stood on the sand of the sea, and I saw a beast coming up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns. And on its horns were ten crowns, and on its heads was the name of blasphemy.

Rev 13:2  And the beast which I saw was like a leopard, and its feet like those of a bear, and its mouth like the mouth of a lion. And the dragon gave him its power and its seat and great authority.

Rev 13:3  And I saw one of its heads as having been slain to death, and its deadly wound was healed. And all the earth marveled after the beast.

Rev 13:4  And they worshiped the dragon who gave authority to the beast. And they worshiped the beast, saying, Who islike the beast? Who is able to make war with it?

Rev 13:5  And a mouth speaking great things was given to it, and blasphemies. And authority was given to it to continue forty-two months.

Rev 13:6  And it opened its mouth in blasphemy toward God, to blaspheme His name and His tabernacle, and those dwelling in Heaven.

Rev 13:7  And it was given to it to war with the saints and to overcome them. And authority was given to it over every tribe and tongue and nation.

Rev 13:8  And all dwelling on the earth will worship it, those whose names have not been written in the Book of Life of the Lamb slain, from the foundation of the world.

Rev 13:9  If anyone has an ear, let him hear.

Rev 13:10  He who leads into captivity will go into captivity. If anyone will kill with the sword, he must be killed by a sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.

The Second Beast

Rev 13:11  And I saw another beast coming up out of the earth. And it had two horns like a lamb, and he spoke like a dragon.

Rev 13:12  And it exercises all the authority of the first beast before him, and causes the earth and those dwelling in it to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.

Rev 13:13  And it does great wonders, so that it makes fire come down from the heaven onto the earth in the sight of men.

Rev 13:14  And it deceives those dwelling on the earth, because of the miracles which were given to it to do before the beast, saying to those dwelling on the earth that they should make an image to the beast who had the wound by a sword and lived.

Rev 13:15  And there was given to it to give a spirit to the image of the beast, so that the image of the beast might both speak, and might cause as many as would not worship the image of the beast to be killed.

Rev 13:16  And it causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark on their right hand, or in their foreheads,

Rev 13:17  even that not any might buy or sell except those having the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of its name.

Rev 13:18  Here is the wisdom. Let him having reason count the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man. And its number is six hundred and sixty-six.

 

The commentators on this verse are trying to rationalize it so that it makes sense to them. How could Yehshua have been slain from the foundation of the world?

 

IN searching them out I also saw this verse

 

Revelation 17:8   (MKJV)

8  The beast that you saw was, and is not, and is about to ascend out of the abyss and go into perdition. And those dwelling on the earth will marvel, those whose names were not written in the Book of Life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is.

 

The names found in the Book of Life have been there from the foundation of the world. WOWZERS.

 

Then I Saw this

 

Ephesians 1:4   (MKJV)

4  according as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love,

 

I had to stop here before I went off on another rabbit trail. I want to stay focused on the meaning of this day.

We have looked at the 7 days of Unleavened Bread and we showed you how it was representing the 7 Millennial Days of putting sin out of our lives.

 

If this statement is in fact true that the 7 Days of Unleavened Bread are representing the 7 millennial Days, then it stand to understand that before the 1st Day of Unleavened Bread, is the Preparation day which is the 14th and the day the Lamb is sacrificed and killed.

So the Lamb of God that was killed on the 14th before the 7 Days of Unleavened Bread was in fact slain before the foundation of the world which began with the creation of Adam in year of our Jubilee Cycles.

 

Then if this is a valid understanding the only other Feast with 7 days in it are the 7 Days of Sukkot. And it is then followed by the 8th Day Feast or Shemini Atzeret. What does this tell us?

 

Any ideas? Any guesses?

 

I have told you how Shemini Atzeret is the most important of all the Holy Days. Do you know why I say that? Do you know if it is true or not? Do you know what this Day represents?

 

Lets see if we can answer all of these questions and then some about this most amazing of Feasts.

First of all you should have just realized that the 8th Day Feast is connected or similar to the 8th Millennial Day.

 

Think about this for a moment.

 

Where is the first time you are shown another event amongst the Holy Days that deals with the 8th Day?

The Feast of Firstfruits

Lev 23:9  And Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying,

Lev 23:10  Speak to the sons of Israel and say to them, When you have come into the land which I give to you, and shall reap the harvest of it, then you shall bring a sheaf of the firstfruits of your harvest to the priest.

Lev 23:11  And he shall wave the sheaf before Jehovah to be received for you. On the next day after the sabbath the priest shall wave it.

Lev 23:12  And you shall offer that day when you wave the sheaf, a male lamb without blemish of the first year for a burnt offering to Jehovah.

Lev 23:13  And its food offering shall be two-tenths part of fine flour mixed with oil, a fire offering to Jehovah for a sweet savor. And the drink offering of it shall be of wine, the fourth part of a hin.

Lev 23:14  And you shall eat neither bread, nor parched grain, nor green ears, until the same day, until you have brought an offering to your God. It shall be a statute forever throughout your generations in all your dwellings.

 

The day after the Sabbath is the 8th Day and on this day during the Days of Unleavened Bread the first Fruits offering is made. It is also the First day of the Week.

 

A sheaf is an armful of standing stalks of Barley grain.

 

Yom Hanafat Ha’omer (Day of the Waving of the Sheaf). When the Temple stood this day marked the official commencement of the grain harvest (Dt 16:7) and sheaves of barley were cut and brought to the Temple as a wave-offering (Lev 23:9-14). This day also marks the beginning of the 50-day count to Shavuot (Pentecost; Feast of Weeks). Yom Hanafat Ha’omer is counted as Day 1 and Shavuot as Day 50.

It is for this reason as described in Lev 23 that we must have Barley that is ripe so we can make the wave offering on the morrow after the weekly Sabbath which is Sunday.

During the Passover season, which included the Days of Unleavened Bread, there was a special Wave Sheaf Ceremony that took place which had great significance.

The meaning of this ceremony is important; even though it is no longer performed since the Old Testament priesthood is no longer there.

  1. What is this sheaf called? (Leviticus 23:10).
    Note: The sheaf is called the “sheaf of the firstfruits” or the “wave sheaf”.
  2. Before they could reap of the harvest, were they to bring a sheaf of the firstfruits to the priest? (Leviticus 23:10).
    Note: Most modern Bible translations use the word “sheaf”, however, the priests did not wave a sheaf. The word “sheaf” is translated from the Hebrew word “omer”, which means a measurement of about two quarts or two liters. The Jews traditionally cut a sheaf, beat out the grain, then ground the first of the firstfruits into flour and offered an omer of that flour. (See Jewish Encyclopedia, article “Omer”.)

 

Note: Quoting from the book: “The Temple – Its Ministry and Services” by Alfred Edersheim, page 204-205:

“When the time for the cutting the sheaf had arrived,…. just as the sun went down, three men, each with a sickle and basket, formally set to work. But in order clearly to bring out all that was distinctive in the ceremony, they first asked the bystanders three times each of these questions: ‘Has the sun gone down?’ ‘With this sickle?’ ‘Into this basket?’ ‘On this Sabbath (or first Passover-day)?’ – and lastly, ‘Shall I reap?’ Having each time been answered in the affirmative, they cut down barley to the amount of one ephah, or ten omers, or three seahs, which is equal to about three pecks and three pints of our English measure. … Though one ephah, or ten omers, of barley was cut down, only one omer of flour, … was offered in the Temple.”

  1. Was the first part of the spring grain harvest to be waved before Yehovah to be accepted by Him? (Leviticus 23:11-12).
    Note: The word “wave” should be translated as “lift up or elevate”. The Tanakh (The Jewish Bible) translation translates verses 11-12 as: “He (the priest) shall elevate the sheaf before the Lord for acceptance in your behalf; the priest shall elevate it on the day after the Sabbath. (12) On the day that you elevate the sheaf, you shall offer as a burnt offering to the Lord a lamb of the first year without blemish”
  2. Was anyone permitted to eat of this early harvest before the wave sheaf was offered? (Leviticus 23:14).

Note: Now let’s notice the way in which Yehshua, the first of Yehovah’s spiritual harvest, became the fulfillment of the Wave Sheaf Offering.

 

  1. Who was the first to be resurrected from the dead? (Acts 26:23). Was He the first of the firstfruits of Yehovah’s spiritual harvest? (1 Cor. 15:20, 23; Col. 1:13-15, 18).
  2. How did the Apostle Paul in the New Testament see this concept of “firstfruits?” (1 Cor 15:20-23).
    Note: This scripture says: “Yehshua is risen from the dead, and has become the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep.” So, Yehshua was the very first to be “harvested” or “resurrected” from the dead.

 

  1. David was a man after Yehovah’s own heart (Acts 13:22) and will be in the Kingdom (Heb 11:32, 39). Had David already been resurrected and living in heaven before Yehshua had been resurrected? Acts 2:29-34. Note: David was still in his grave. Has any man ascended to heaven? (John 3:13).
    Note: No man could precede Yehshua into the presence of Yehovah the Father. No man could be “harvested” before Yehshua was presented as the “firstfruits” from the dead.

 

  1. Early in the morning after Yehshua had been resurrected, had Yehshua already ascended to the Father? (John 20:16-17). Notice that He told Mary not to touch Him because He had not yet ascended to Yehovah the Father.
  2. Are the disciples allowed to touch Yehshua later on the same day? (Matthew 28:9). This makes it plain and clear that Yehshua had gone to the Father in heaven and presented Himself to the Father in the period of time from early in the morning when He wouldn’t allow Mary to touch Him till this period of time that He was with His disciples.
  3. When was the wave sheaf offered? (Leviticus 23:11).
    Note: The wave sheaf was to be offered on the day after the Sabbath. At the same time that the priests lifted up the wave sheaf offering in the Temple, Yehshua had been lifted up to heaven (ascended), and was presented and accepted by Yehovah the Father. Like the wave sheaf offering, He was offered on our behalf.

 

What does this mean and where is represented for us to understand the meaning of it.

 

Eph 4:8  Therefore He says, “When He ascended up on high, He led captivity captive and gave gifts to men.”

Eph 4:9  (Now that He ascended, what is it but that He also descended first into the lower parts of the earth?

Eph 4:10  He who descended is the same also as He who ascended up far above all heavens, that He might fill all things.)

 

Psalms 68:18   (MKJV)

18  You have gone up on high; You have led captivity captive; You have received gifts for men, yes, for the rebellious also, that You might dwell among them, O Jehovah God.

 

Mat 27:50  And crying again with a loud voice, Jesus released His spirit.

Mat 27:51  And, behold! The veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. And the earth quaked, and the rocks were sheared,

Mat 27:52  and the tombs were opened, and many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep arose,

Mat 27:53  and coming out of the tomb after His resurrection they went into the holy city and appeared to many.

 

But Yehshua said no one has gone to Heaven.

Joh 3:12  If I have told you earthly things and you do not believe, how shall you believe if I tell you heavenly things?

Joh 3:13  And no one has ascended up to Heaven except He who came down from Heaven, the Son of Man who is in Heaven.

And yet we read in Revelation

The Scroll and the Lamb

Rev 5:1  And I saw a book on the right of Him sitting on the throne, written inside and on the back, sealed with seven seals.

Rev 5:2  And I saw a mighty angel proclaiming with a loud voice, Who is worthy to open the book and to loosen its seals?

Rev 5:3  And no one in Heaven, nor on the earth, nor under the earth, was able to open the book or to look at it.

Rev 5:4  And I wept very much, because no one was found worthy to open and to read the book, nor to look at it.

Rev 5:5  And one of the elders said to me, Do not weep. Behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has prevailed to open the book and to loose the seven seals of it.

Rev 5:6  And I looked, and lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four living creatures, amidst the elders, a Lamb stood, as if it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth.

Rev 5:7  And He came and took the book out of the right hand of Him sitting on the throne.

Rev 5:8  And when He had taken the book, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb, each one having harps and golden vials full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints.

Rev 5:9  And they sang a new song, saying, You are worthy to take the book and to open its seals, for You were slain and have redeemed us to God by Your blood out of every kindred and tongue and people and nation.

Rev 5:10  And You made us kings and priests to our God, and we will reign over the earth.

Rev 5:11  And I looked, and I heard the voice of many angels around the throne, and the living creatures and the elders. And the number of them was myriads and myriads, and thousands of thousands,

Rev 5:12  saying with a great voice, Worthy is the Lamb who was slain, to receive power and riches and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and blessing.

Rev 5:13  And I heard every creature which is in the Heaven and on the earth, and under the earth, and those that are in the sea, and all who are in them, saying, Blessing and honor and glory and power be to Him sitting on the throne, and to the Lamb forever and ever.

Rev 5:14  And the four living creatures said, Amen. And the twenty-four elders fell down and worshiped the One living forever and ever.

 

Who are these elders? When you look up the word it means ancestors. Those who have lived before us.

 

  1. Are Those who obey Yehovah also called firstfruits? (James 1:18, Revelation 14:4.)
    In Conclusion: The purpose of the Wave Sheaf Ceremony pertains as to when you start counting the fifty days in order to know when to celebrate the festival of Pentecost. The Feast of Weeks or Pentecost, which means “fiftieth”, is always to be observed on a Sunday, which is the fiftieth day after the cutting of the wave sheaf during the Feast of the Days of Unleavened Bread. The cutting of the wave sheaf pictures when Yehshua was cut out of the earth (tomb) and was resurrected. The waving, lifting up or elevating of the wave sheaf “omer” pictures Yehshua’ ascension to Yehovah the Father to be accepted by Him on our behalf. Yehshua is the first of the firstfruits.

 

 

That is the what took place on the 8th Day during the seven days of Unleavened Bread. WOW, what a revelation. By understanding this you should now know there is no Heaven where the dead all go when they die nor is there hell fire that is roasting the bad people now and waiting for more to come. NO! THEY ARE ALL DEAD AND AWAITING A FUTURE RESURECTION.

 

Now lets look at the second time 8 is used for a Holy Day.

It is the Feast of Shavuot.

The Feast of Weeks

Lev 23:15  And you shall count to you from the next day after the sabbath, from the day that you brought the sheaf of the wave offering; seven sabbaths shall be complete.

Lev 23:16  To the next day after the seventh sabbath you shall number fifty days. And you shall offer a new food offering to Jehovah.

Lev 23:17  You shall bring out of your homes two wave loaves of two-tenth parts. They shall be of fine flour. They shall be baked with leaven, firstfruits to Jehovah.

Lev 23:18  And you shall offer with the bread seven lambs without blemish of the first year, and one young bull, and two rams. They shall be for a burnt offering to Jehovah, with their food offering, and their drink offerings, a fire offering of sweet savor to Jehovah.

Lev 23:19  Then you shall sacrifice one he-goat for a sin offering, and two lambs of the first year for a sacrifice of peace offerings.

Lev 23:20  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.

Lev 23:21  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.

Lev 23:22  And when you reap the harvest of your land, you shall not completely reap the corner of your field. When you reap the gleaning of your harvest, you shall not gather. You shall leave them to the poor and to the stranger. I am Jehovah your God.

 

This is another wave offering. It is much like the first wave offering then in meaning. Only this time it is wheat that is harvested and used to make the two loafs with leaven in them.

 

Yehshua spoke of wheat in parables and He was warning us to be on guard.

The Parable of the Sower

Mat 13:1  In that day Jesus went out of the house and sat by the seaside.

Mat 13:2  And great crowds were gathered to Him, so that He went into a boat and sat. And all the crowd stood on the shore.

Mat 13:3  And He spoke many things to them in parables, saying, Behold, the sower went out to sow.

Mat 13:4  And as he sowed, some seeds fell by the wayside, and the birds came and devoured them.

Mat 13:5  Some fell on stony places, where they did not have much earth. And they sprang up immediately, because they had no deepness of earth.

Mat 13:6  And the sun rising, they were scorched, and because they had no root, they withered away.

Mat 13:7  And some fell among thorns. And the thorns sprung up and choked them.

Mat 13:8  And some fell on the good ground and yielded fruit, indeed one a hundredfold, and one sixty, and one thirty.

Mat 13:9  He who has ears to hear, let him hear.

The Purpose of the Parables

Mat 13:10  And the disciples said to Him, Why do You speak to them in parables?

Mat 13:11  He answered and said to them, Because it is given to you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of Heaven, but it is not given to them.

Mat 13:12  For whoever has, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance. But whoever does not have, from him shall be taken away even that which he has.

Mat 13:13  Therefore I speak to them in parables, because seeing they see not, and hearing they hear not; nor do they understand.

Mat 13:14  And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Isaiah which said, “By hearing you shall hear and shall not understand; and seeing you shall see and shall not perceive;

Mat 13:15  for this people’s heart has become gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and they have closed their eyes, lest at any time they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them.”

Mat 13:16  But blessed are your eyes, for they see; and your ears, for they hear.

Mat 13:17  For truly I say to you that many prophets and righteous men have desired to see those things which you see, and have not seen them; and to hear what you hear, and have not heard them.

The Parable of the Sower Explained

Mat 13:18  Therefore hear the parable of the sower.

Mat 13:19  When anyone hears the Word of the kingdom and does not understand it, then the wicked one comes and catches away that which was sown in his heart. This is the seed sown by the wayside.

Mat 13:20  But that which was sown on the stony places is this: he who hears the Word and immediately receives it with joy.

Mat 13:21  But he has no root in himself, and is temporary. For when tribulation or persecution arises on account of the Word, he immediately stumbles.

Mat 13:22  And that sown into the thorns is this: he who hears the Word; and the anxiety of this world, and the deceit of riches, choke the Word, and he becomes unfruitful.

Mat 13:23  But that sown on the good ground is this: he who hears the Word and understands; who also bears fruit and produces one truly a hundredfold; and one sixty; and one thirty.

The Parable of the Weeds

Mat 13:24  He put out another parable to them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is compared to a man who sowed good seed in his field.

Mat 13:25  But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed darnel among the wheat and went his way.

Mat 13:26  But when the blade had sprung up and had produced fruit, then the darnel also appeared.

Mat 13:27  So the servants of the householder came and said to him, Sir, did you not sow good seed in your field? Then where have the darnel come from?

Mat 13:28  He said to them, An enemy has done this. The servants said to him, Then do you want us to go and gather them up?

Mat 13:29  But he said, No, lest while you gather up the darnel you also root up the wheat with them.

Mat 13:30  Let both grow together until the harvest. And in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, First gather together the darnel and bind them in bundles to burn them, but gather the wheat into my granary.

The Mustard Seed and the Leaven

Mat 13:31  He put out another parable to them, saying, The kingdom of Heaven is like a grain of mustard seed, which a man took and sowed in his field;

Mat 13:32  which indeed is the least of all seeds, but when it is grown it is the greatest among herbs and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and lodge in its branches.

Mat 13:33  He spoke another parable to them: The kingdom of Heaven is like leaven, which a woman took and hid in three measures of meal until the whole was leavened.

Prophecy and Parables

Mat 13:34  Jesus spoke all these things to the crowds in parables, and He did not speak to them without a parable,

Mat 13:35  so that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, “I will open my mouth in parables; I will utter things which have been kept secret from the foundation of the world.”

The Parable of the Weeds Explained

Mat 13:36  Then sending the crowds away, Jesus went into the house. And His disciples came to Him, saying, Explain to us the parable of the darnel of the field.

Mat 13:37  He answered and said to them, He who sows the good seed is the Son of Man;

Mat 13:38  the field is the world; the good seed are the sons of the kingdom; but the darnel are the sons of the evil one.

Mat 13:39  The enemy who sowed them is the Devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels.

Mat 13:40  Therefore as the darnel are gathered and burned in the fire, so it shall be in the end of this world.

Mat 13:41  The Son of Man shall send out His angels, and they shall gather out of His kingdom all things that offend, and those who do iniquity,

Mat 13:42  and shall cast them into a furnace of fire. There shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.

Mat 13:43  Then the righteous shall shine out like the sun in the kingdom of their Father. He who has ears to hear, let him hear.

 

 

We now have two 8th day events and both of them are about the rising from the dead those who have died. The first resurrection of saints took polace on Wave Sheaf day in the year 31CE when Yehshua came out of the grave and led a host of Saints with him.

 

The second one will be all those who have lived since Yehshua came back to life until now. This is all the Apostles and all those saints martyred over the centuries. The Waldenses, the Huguenots, The Paulicians and many others.

 

Mystery and Victory

1Co 15:50  And I say this, brothers, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God, nor does corruption inherit incorruption.

1Co 15:51  Behold, I speak a mystery to you; we shall not all fall asleep, but we shall all be changed;

1Co 15:52  in a moment, in a glance of an eye, at the last trumpet. For a trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall all be changed.

1Co 15:53  For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.

1Co 15:54  But when this corruptible shall put on incorruption, and when this mortal shall put on immortality, then will take place the word that is written, “Death is swallowed up in victory.

1Co 15:55  O death, where is your sting? O grave, where isyour victory?”

1Co 15:56  The sting of death is sin, and the strength of sin isthe Law.

 

 

I want you all to stop and ask yourself what is Yehovah doing by having us keep this command in Exodus 23


Exo 23:14
 
 You shall keep a feast to Me three times in the year.

Exo 23:15  You shall keep the Feast of Unleavened Bread. You shall eat unleavened bread seven days, as I commanded you, in the time appointed of the month Abib, for in it you came out of Egypt. And no one shall appear before Me empty.

Exo 23:16  Also the Feast of Harvest, the first-fruits of your labors, which you have sown in the field. Also the Feast of Ingathering, in the end of the year, when you have gathered in your labors out of the field.

Exo 23:17  Three times in the year all your males shall appear before the Lord God.

 

Again we are told this in Exodus 34


Exo 34:22
 
 And you shall observe the Feast of Weeks, of the first-fruits of wheat harvest, and the Feast of Ingathering at the year’s end.

Exo 34:23  Three times in the year your men shall appear before the Lord Jehovah, the God of Israel.

Exo 34:24  For I will cast out the nations before you and enlarge your borders. Neither shall any man desire your land when you shall go up to appear before Jehovah your God three times in the year.

 

And again in Deuteronomy

 

The Feast of Booths

Deu 16:13  You shall keep the Feast of Tabernacles seven days after you have gathered in your grain floor and your wine press.

Deu 16:14  And you shall rejoice in your feast, you, and your son, and your daughter, and your male slave, and your slave-girl, and the Levite, the stranger, and the fatherless, and the widow inside your gates.

Deu 16:15  Seven days you shall keep a solemn feast to Jehovah your God in the place which Jehovah shall choose. Because Jehovah your God shall bless you in all your increase, and in all the works of your hands, therefore you shall surely rejoice.

Deu 16:16  Three times in a year shall all your males appear before Jehovah your God in the place which He shall choose: in the Feast of Unleavened Bread, and in the Feast of Weeks, and in the Feast of Tabernacles. And they shall not appear before Jehovah empty,

Deu 16:17  but each with his gift in his hand, according to the blessing of Jehovah your God, which He has given you.

The Little Dipper

The Big Dipper

The next 8 day event is Sukkot followed by the 8th Day. This is the one we are striving to understand.

If the first two 8 day events that take place at Wave sheaf day and Shavuot are about the resurrection of the saints then the third Chag, the third Feast with 8 days in it might also be about the resurrection of people.

In that constellation of Cancer are three decans. The little and big dippers and then the third is the Good Ship Argo.

The Good Ship Argo

Now go back to Cancer and note that all of these are circular and like the Feasts are shanah or circular events. But they are also protections. The Feasts protect us and the fold protects the flocks.

Explain the events leading up the end of the 7th Millennium. Satan released and then thrown into the lake of fire. Everyone else judged. Great white throne judgment.

Simcha Torah means rejoicing with the Torah

Yehovah give dowry of Jerusalem to us.

Yesterday we showed you how the 8th Day Feast was called the Feast of Chanukah in John 10:22. Otherwise known as the Feast of Dedication.

1 Kings 8
Daniel 9:1

https://sightedmoon.com/what-is-yehovah-showing-us-on-the-8th-day/

We read in Lev 23 all of Yehovah’s Feasts or His Appointed Times when we are to meet with Him. Most of you will book off-time for a dentist or doctor’s appointment, but for the Creator of the Universe, too many people have no time to spend with Him. Yehovah created these special moments in time so He could be with you, yet you spend your Sabbaths rushing around, or shopping and eating in restaurants, or watching football or baseball or some other brain dead program on TV. You waste that time when Yehovah wants to be with you.

Have you considered the scripture?

Exo 25:8  And let them make Me a sanctuary, so that I may dwell among them.

Do you hear the deep yearnings of the heart of Yehovah in these beautiful words? This is the exposing of His very deepest of desires: “… that I may dwell among them!” These precious words should bring such joy, comfort, and encouragement to our hearts as we realize that it is Yehovah Himself who is longing to dwell among us!

Yehovah yearns to have an intimate relationship with each one of you. More than you ever imagined.

Rom 8:28  And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. 29  For whom He foreknew, He also predestinated to be conformed to the image of His Son, for Him to be the First-born among many brothers. 30  But whom He predestinated, these He also called; and whom He called, those He also justified. And whom He justified, these He also glorified. 31  What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?

This was the very heart of Yehovah in creation, as He created the heavens and the earth and all that is in them. Then at the close of that sixth day He made man, male and female. He created them in His own image and after His own likeness. He carefully and tenderly formed the body of Adam from the dust of the ground and then, placing His own mouth over the cold and lifeless face of Adam, He breathed into his nostrils the very breath of life, and Adam became a living soul! Yehovah Himself specially prepared a garden in Eden where He placed the man whom He had made, and in that Garden of Delight and Pleasantness, Yehovah walked with Adam and Eve and dwelt with them.

Gen 1:26  And God said, Let Us make man in Our image, after Our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the heavens, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over all the creepers creeping on the earth. 27  And God created man in His image; in the image of God He created him. He created them male and female.

Gen 2:7  And Jehovah God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul. 8  And Jehovah God planted a garden eastward in Eden. And there He put the man whom He had formed. 9  And out of the ground Jehovah God caused to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food. The tree of life also was in the middle of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil.

Gen 2:15  And Jehovah God took the man and put him into the garden of Eden to work it and keep it. 16 And Jehovah God commanded the man, saying, You may freely eat of every tree in the garden, 17 but you shall not eat of the tree of knowledge of good and evil. For in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die. 18 And Jehovah God said, It is not good that the man should be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.

We all know after this, how Adam and Eve sinned and by doing so moved all of us away from Yehovah. The truth of that account is so heartbreaking, but do we realize that the deep yearnings in the heart of Yehovah have never changed?

Joh 17:3  And this is life eternal, that they might know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.

“That they might know you.”  Do you think about this? The ‘they’ in this verse is you. This is Yehshua praying to the Father about you. Do you consider it when you walk away from one of His Appointments so that you can work at your job or do your own pleasure?

“That I may dwell among them”—this is the heart cry of Yehovah throughout both the Law and the Prophets! Check out the following verses.

Gen 17:7  And I will establish My covenant between Me and you and your seed after you in their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be a God to you and to your seed after you. 8  And I will give the land to you in which you are a stranger, and to your seed after you, all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession. And I will be their God.

Exo 25:8  And let them make Me a sanctuary, so that I may dwell among them.

Exo 29:45  And I will dwell among the sons of Israel, and will be their God. 46  And they shall know that I am Jehovah their God, who brought them forth out of the land of Egypt so that I may dwell among them. I am Jehovah their God.

Lev 26:11  And I will set My tabernacle among you. And My soul shall not abhor you. 12  And I will walk among you and will be your God, and you shall be My people.

Num 35:34  So do not defile the land which you shall inhabit, in which I dwell. For I Jehovah dwell among the sons of Israel.

Jer 31:1  At that time, says Jehovah, I will be the God of all the families of Israel, and they shall be My people.

Jer 31:33  but this shall be the covenant that I will cut with the house of Israel: After those days, says Jehovah, I will put My Law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people.

Jer 24:7  And I will give them a heart to know Me, that I am Jehovah; and they shall be My people, and I will be their God. For they shall return to Me with their whole heart.

Jer 30:22  And you shall be My people, and I will be your God.

Jer 32:38  And they shall be My people, and I will be their God.

Eze 11:19  And I will give them one heart, and I will put a new spirit within you. And I will remove the stony heart out of their flesh, and will give them a heart of flesh, 20  so that they may walk in My statutes and keep My ordinances, and do them. And they shall be My people, and I will be their God.

Eze 36:28  And you shall dwell in the land that I gave to your fathers. And you shall be My people, and I will be your God.

Eze 37:27  And My tabernacle shall be with them. Yea, I will be their God, and they shall be My people.

Zec 13:9  And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried. They shall call on My name, and I will answer them; I will say, It is My people; and they shall say, Jehovah is my God.

“That I may dwell among them”

This heart cry of Yehovah can be clearly heard in His declaring the name of Messiah as “Immanuel” or “God with us”

Isa 7:14  So, the Lord Himself shall give you a sign. Behold, the virgin will conceive and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call His name Immanuel.

H6005     ????????     ?imma?nu?’e?l     im-maw-noo-ale’

From H5973 and H410 with suffix pronoun inserted; with us (is) God;

Isa 8:8  And he shall pass through Judah. He shall overflow and go over; he shall reach to the neck. And the stretching out of his wings shall fill the breadth of your land, O Immanuel.

Mat 1:23  “Behold, the virgin shall conceive in her womb, and will bear a son. And they will call His name Emmanuel,” which being interpreted is, God with us.

Joh 1:14  And the Word became flesh, and tabernacled among us. And we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and of truth.

My heart aches as I think about these facts. “The Word (who was Yehovah) became flesh and dwelt among us!” And it is this same “Word” Yehovah, whom we nailed to the tree and murdered. He wants to dwell with us so much and yet we refuse to obey Him nor will we dwell with Him.

The New Testament also says over and over how much Yehovah wants to dwell with us.

Joh 14:16  And I will pray the Father, and He shall give you another Comforter, so that He may be with you forever, 17  the Spirit of Truth, whom the world cannot receive because it does not see Him nor know Him. But you know Him, for He dwells with you and shall be in you. 18  I will not leave you orphans. I will come to you.

Joh 14:23  Jesus answered and said to him, If a man loves Me, he will keep My Word. And My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our abode with him.

Last week over and over again we told you that the secret to gaining wisdom and knowledge and understanding, the secret to be loved by Yehovah and the only way to put on that righteousness that we need in order to be at the wedding is by obeying the commandments, His words. And we have just read it again.

2Co 6:16  And what agreement does a temple of God have with idols? For you are the temple of the living God, as God has said, “I will dwell in them and walk among them; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people.” 17  Therefore come out from among them and be separated, says the Lord, and do not touch the unclean thing. And I will receive you 18  and I will be a Father to you, and you shall be My sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty.

Rom 8:9  But you are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if the Spirit of God dwells in you. But if anyone has not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of His. 10  And if Christ is in you, indeed the body is dead because of sin, but the Spirit is life because of righteousness. 11  But if the Spirit of the One who raised up Jesus from the dead dwells in you, the One who raised up Christ from the dead shall also make your mortal bodies alive by His Spirit who dwells in you.

Eph 3:17  that Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, 18  may be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth and length and depth and height, 19  and to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge, that you might be filled with all the fullness of God.

Eph 4:4  There is one body and one Spirit, even as you are called in one hope of your calling, 5  one Lord, one faith, one baptism, 6  one God and Father of all, who is above all and through all and in you all.

2Ti 1:14  Guard the good Deposit given through the Holy Spirit indwelling in us.

Heb 8:10  “For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the Lord: I will put My Laws into their mind and write them in their hearts, and I will be their God, and they shall be My people.

1Jn 1:3  that which we have seen and heard we declare unto you, so that you also may have fellowship with us. And truly our fellowship is with the Father and with His Son Jesus Christ.

1Jn 4:12  No one has seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwells in us, and His love is perfected in us. 13  By this we know that we dwell in Him, and He in us, because He has given us of His Spirit. 14  And we have seen and testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Savior of the world. 15  Whoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwells in him and he in God. 16  And we have known and believed the love that God has in us. God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God in him.

And then in the closing chapters of the book of the Revelation we see this unrelenting pursuit of Yehovah triumphantly realized in words of victory as John writes, “And I heard a loud voice from heaven saying, ‘Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell among them, and they shall be His people. God Himself will be with them and be their God!’” Rev. 21:3 This is the will of Yehovah and His kingdom being fulfilled on earth as it is in heaven! This is what we are to pray for, as this is the unrelenting longing and pursuit of Yehovah; and He will be victorious!

Mat 6:10  Your kingdom come, Your will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven.

I believe that we can now all undeniably see that the heart of Yehovah for His people is “that I may dwell among them.”

Eph 2:18  For through Him we both have access by one Spirit to the Father. 19  Now therefore you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints, and of the household of God, 20  and are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the chief cornerstone, 21  in whom every building having been fitly framed together, grows into a holy sanctuary in the Lord; 22  in whom you also are built together for a dwelling place of God through the Spirit.

Again I say to you brethren and those who seek to be a part of the Kingdom of Yehovah, you must keep the commandments in order for Yehovah to dwell with us.

Joh 14:15  If you love Me, keep My commandments.

1Jn 2:3  And by this we know that we have known Him, if we keep His commandments. 4  He who says, I have known Him, and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. 5  But whoever keeps His Word, truly in this one the love of God is perfected. By this we know that we are in Him.

1Jn 5:2  By this we know that we love the children of God, whenever we love God and keep His commandments. 3 For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments, and His commandments are not burdensome. 4 For everything that has been born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that overcomes the world, our faith.

The 7th Day Sabbath

We read of these commandments in Exodus 20 when all of Israel agreed to keep them in a “blood covenant” at Mount Sinai.

Exo 20:1  And God spoke all these words, saying,

Exo 20:2  I am Jehovah your God, who has brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.

Exo 20:3  You shall have no other gods before Me.

Exo 20:4  You shall not make to yourselves any graven image, or any likeness of anything that is in the heavens above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.

Exo 20:5  You shall not bow yourself down to them, nor serve them. For I Jehovah your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the sons to the third and fourth generation of those that hate me,

Exo 20:6  and showing mercy to thousands of those that love Me and keep My commandments.

Yehovah shows grace/mercy to those

WHO KEEP THE COMMANDMENTS. IT IS THESE WHO LOVE ME.

Exo 20:7  You shall not take the name of Jehovah your God in vain. For Jehovah will not hold him guiltless that takes His name in vain.

Exo 20:8  Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.

Exo 20:9  Six days you shall labor and do all your work.

Exo 20:10  But the seventh day is the Sabbath of Jehovah your God. You shall not do any work, you, nor your son, nor your daughter, your manservant, nor your maidservant, nor your cattle, nor your stranger within your gates.

Exo 20:11  For in six days Jehovah made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day. Therefore Jehovah blessed the Sabbath day, and sanctified it.

When we then read Leviticus 23 we learn that there are more than just the weekly Sabbath. We also learn that the weekly 7th Day Sabbath is also an APPOINTED TIME, when we have an appointment to meet Yehovah.

Lev 23:1  And Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying, 2  Speak to the sons of Israel and say to them, The feasts of Jehovah, which you shall proclaim, holy convocations, even these are My appointed feasts. 3  Six days shall work be done, but the seventh day is the Sabbath of rest, a holy convocation. You shall not do any work. It is a Sabbath to Jehovah in all your dwellings. 4  These are the appointed feasts of Jehovah, holy convocations which you shall proclaim in their appointed seasons.

I do not want you all to forget that for the past two weeks and this week as well, we have only been talking about the Feast of the 8th Day. Chanukah and the Feast of Dedication and The Meaning of the Eighth Day-Part One

The Pattern Reveals Truths to Those who will Look

Now that we have shown you again the mystery of Shavuot and the wave offering, do you now see the pattern that is revealing more truths to you?

Wave Sheaf Day takes place on the 8th Day. What happened in this day. The First Fruits of the Saint who had lived and died before Yehshua were brought back to life and ascended to heaven with Him on that 8th Day. This took place during a time when we are to be putting sin out of our lives the same as we put leaven out of our homes.

Next, we have Shavuot taking place on the 8th Sabbath since the wave sheaf day. They are connected in many ways. Shavuot the law was given. Yehovah descended down on Mount Sinai.

Exo 19:16  On the morning of the third day there were thunders and lightnings and a thick cloud on the mountain and a very loud trumpet blast, so that all the people in the camp trembled. Then Moses brought the people out of the camp to meet God, and they took their stand at the foot of the mountain. Now Mount Sinai was wrapped in smoke because the LORD had descended on it in fire. The smoke of it went up like the smoke of a kiln, and the whole mountain trembled greatly. And as the sound of the trumpet grew louder and louder, Moses spoke, and God answered him in thunder. The LORD came down on Mount Sinai, to the top of the mountain. And the LORD called Moses to the top of the mountain, and Moses went up.

We also have the Holy Spirit being given to the Apostles on Shavuot.

Act 2:38  And Peter said to them, “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

Act 5:32  And we are witnesses to these things, and so is the Holy Spirit, whom God has given to those who obey him.”

We have explained to you about sevening of ourselves, which is like we are renewing our oath to obey each time we keep or do a sevening cycle.

We then talked to you about the cleansing for leporsy and we said;

Lev 14:7 And he shall sprinkle it seven times on him who is to be cleansed of the leprous disease. Then he shall pronounce him clean and shall let the living bird go into the open field. And he who is to be cleansed shall wash his clothes and shave off all his hair and bathe himself in water, and he shall be clean. And after that he may come into the camp, but live outside his tent seven days. And on the seventh day he shall shave off all his hair from his head, his beard, and his eyebrows. He shall shave off all his hair, and then he shall wash his clothes and bathe his body in water, and he shall be clean.
“And on the eighth day he shall take two male lambs without blemish, and one ewe lamb a year old without blemish, and a grain offering of three tenths of an ephah of fine flour mixed with oil, and one log of oil. And the priest who cleanses him shall set the man who is to be cleansed and these things before the Lord, at the entrance of the tent of meeting. And the priest shall take one of the male lambs and offer it for a guilt offering, along with the log of oil, and wave them for a wave offering before the Lord. And he shall kill the lamb in the place where they kill the sin offering and the burnt offering, in the place of the sanctuary.

The Blood of the bird is sprinkled 7 times. Then He is cleansed.

Lives outside his tent 7 days and then on the 7th day to shave his entire body.

Then on the 8th Day-a direct relation to Shemini Atzeret and the Jubilee year and Shavuot, the man is set where? At the entrance to the Tent, at the Threshold of the doorway. The place the lamb is killed, the place of the sin offering is outside the camp on the Mount of Offence. And they are to be waved as a wave offering.

Think of this in millennial terms.

We are outside the camp, the Kingdom of Yehovah for 7 millennia and then…..the 8th Millennium begins

Wave Sheaf Day is on the 8th Day. Life is given to the Saint. Shavuot is on the 8th Shabbat since wave Sheaf day and again the lives will be restored to those who have the Holy Spirit and they only get the Holy Spirit by keeping the commandments also given on this very same day.

Now consider the Jubilee year. It too is the 8th Holy Year in the Jubilee cycle.

Lev 25:10  And you shall consecrate the fiftieth year, and proclaim liberty throughout the land to all its inhabitants. It shall be a jubilee for you, when each of you shall return to his property and each of you shall return to his clan.

The meaning of this word is very interesting.

H1865   (Strong)  derôr  der-ore’

From an unused root (meaning to move rapidly); freedom; hence spontaneity of outflow, and so clear: – liberty, pure.

Then I looked at the pictographic meaning and got some more information.

H1865   (Ancient Hebrew)

H1865 = AHLB# 1089-B (c)

1089) rd (rd DR) ac: co: Circle ab:  The pictograph d is a door representing a moving back and forth. The r is the head of a man. Combined these mean “the back and forth movement of man”. A generation is one revolution of the family line. The Hebraic understanding of order is the continual cyclical process of life and death or renewal and destruction. This root can also have the meanings of circling around of something in a wide area or to cover a large area. (eng: adore – as honor)

  1. A) rd (rd DR) ac: co: Circle ab: A circling around as the flight of a bird or a dance.

Do you now remember what we taught you in our article on sevening yourself? Israel circles Jericho 7 times, the bride circles her husband 7 times at the wedding ceremony.

Liberty, the circling of our Grooms 7 times at the wedding that is to come, which is what Sukkot is all about. But here at Shavuot, we have sevened ourselves counting get Omer for these 7 Sabbaths or 49 Days. And now we are about ot enter Shavuot the 8th Day or the 8th Sabbath and it is connected to Liberty or a man at the door circling. Dare I say 7 times.

Let me ask you then who is at the Door and who is circling around?

Again I remind you to consider the Ancient Hebrew. Alef Bet Gimmel Dalet reading from right to left.

dgba

The Alef is Yehovah. The Bet is HIs tent, HIs Kingdom, the Gimmel is His Authority and the Door Again is through or how we are to enter His tent, His Kingdom. So who is the Rosh, the Head the r circling at the Door the d?

Now it time to read again

The Parable of the Prodigal Son

Luk 15:11  And he said, “There was a man who had two sons. And the younger of them said to his father, ‘Father, give me the share of property that is coming to me.’ And he divided his property between them. Not many days later, the younger son gathered all he had and took a journey into a far country, and there he squandered his property in reckless living.

And when he had spent everything, a severe famine arose in that country, and he began to be in need. So he went and hired himself out to one of the citizens of that country, who sent him into his fields to feed pigs. And he was longing to be fed with the pods that the pigs ate, and no one gave him anything.

“But when he came to himself, he said, ‘How many of my father’s hired servants have more than enough bread, but I perish here with hunger! I will arise and go to my father, and I will say to him, “Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son. Treat me as one of your hired servants.”’

And he arose and came to his father. But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and felt compassion, and ran and embraced him and kissed him. And the son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son.’

But the father said to his servants, ‘Bring quickly the best robe, and put it on him, and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet. And bring the fattened calf and kill it, and let us eat and celebrate. For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found.’ And they began to celebrate.

“Now his older son was in the field, and as he came and drew near to the house, he heard music and dancing. And he called one of the servants and asked what these things meant. And he said to him, ‘Your brother has come, and your father has killed the fattened calf, because he has received him back safe and sound.’

But he was angry and refused to go in. His father came out and entreated him, but he answered his father, ‘Look, these many years I have served you, and I never disobeyed your command, yet you never gave me a young goat, that I might celebrate with my friends. But when this son of yours came, who has devoured your property with prostitutes, you killed the fattened calf for him!’

And he said to him, ‘Son, you are always with me, and all that is mine is yours. It was fitting to celebrate and be glad, for this your brother was dead, and is alive; he was lost, and is found.’”

Do you see the Father, the Alef a circling the Door of His Tent?

But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and felt compassion, and ran and embraced him and kissed him.

Our Father is waiting for us to return to Him. He is circling the Door looking for our return. This is what is encompassed in the wedding ceremony and Sukkot and yet all of this is only dealing with the 7. We are talking about Shavuot and the 8th Holy Day, the 8th Day, the 8th Sabbath, the 8th Sabbatical year also called the Jubilee year. How do we tie them all together? How do we tie the circling or sevening of ourselves with the Holy Spirit being given and the Law being given and the resurrection of the saints the first time and then again for us at Shavuot in just a few years from now? What is the thing that ties all of this together?

Shemini Atzeret

We learn by keeping the Feast of Shavuot, Pentecost that the next wave offering is with wheat which is what we are supposed to be. And we learn in Revelation that this takes place in the last year of the Great Tribulation at Shavuot when the 144,000 are raised up And those who are asleep as Paul says will also be raised from the grave and those of us who are alive in the twinkle of an eye will be changed.

All of this takes place at Shavuot and it is not until you understand the Sabbatical Years and how the Holy Days fit in with the Sabbatical Years that you then understand this last year of the great tribulation takes place in the year 2033.

Your Christian stinken thinken has deceived you if your thinken when you die you then go to heaven at that same time. NOT TRUE!!

But we have explained this many times and I am not about to here. I want to talk about the Holy Day that many never keep. That many just ignore and do not consider. It is in fact what all the other Holy Days of Lev 23 are pointing to. The whole purpose of all the Holy Days are to get to this one.

Lev 23:33 And Jehovah spoke to Moses saying, 34 Speak to the sons of Israel, saying, The fifteenth day of this seventh month shall be the Feast of Tabernacles for seven days to Jehovah. 35 On the first day shall be a holy convocation. You shall do no work of labor. 36 Seven days you shall offer a fire offering to Jehovah. On the eighth day shall be a holy convocation to you. And you shall offer a fire offering to Jehovah. It is a solemn assembly. And you shall do no work of labor.

Lev 23:39 Also in the fifteenth day of the seventh month, when you have gathered in the fruit of the land, you shall keep a feast to Jehovah seven days. On the first day shall be a sabbath, and on the eighth day shall be a sabbath.

That is it. That is all we are told about this 8th day. Just that it is a Holy Day.

When I was with the Churches of God this was the day to check out of the hotel. To pay the final bill and pack up the car and as soon as that last song was sung, as soon as that closing prayer was said and the amen uttered, the mad dash to get on the road and going home took place.

In fact, people were so busy planning how to get out and on their way home that they rarely heard the message on this day. But most of them broke this SABBATH DAY by packing and paying bills and by not keeping it Holy. Some in fact never kept it at all especially when it prevented you from getting back to work having taken just 7 days off for the Feast.

You are commanded to keep Seven Days for Sukkot and then after the Last Great Day of the Feast, that is the 7th day then there is another Holy Day and it too is to be kept as Holy As Shavuot and the First high day of Sukkot or Passovers two holy days of Unleavened Bread or Atonement or Trumpets. But many never paid this 8th day the respect it deserves. And many still do not to this very day.

The Eighth Day: Eternal Life Offered to All

What does Yehovah have in mind for those who have never believed in the Messiah or understood any of Yehovah’s truth? How does the Creator provide for them in His plan?
The Bible makes abundantly clear in Acts 4.

Act 4:11 This is the Stone which you builders have counted worthless, and He has become the Head of the Corner. 12 And there is salvation in no other One; for there is no other name under Heaven given among men by which we must be saved.

This particular passage raises troubling questions for anyone who believes that Yehovah is desperately trying to save the whole world in this age. If this is the only time for salvation, we must conclude that Yehshua’s mission to save humanity has largely failed. After all, over the centuries billions of people have lived and died without once hearing the name of Yehshua. Even now thousands die every day never having heard of The Messiah.

In spite of the missionary zeal of so many over the centuries, far more human souls have been “lost” than “saved.” If Yehovah is truly all-powerful, why have so many not even heard the gospel of salvation? The traditional portrayal of the conflict between Yehovah and Satan over mankind leaves Yehovah on the losing side of the struggle.

What is the fate of these people? What does Yehovah have in mind for those who have never believed in the Messiah or understood any of Yehovah’s truth? How does the Creator provide for them in His plan? Are they lost forever without any hope of salvation?

We should not doubt Yehovah’s saving power! Let’s examine some common assumptions and come to an understanding of our Creator’s marvellous solution!

Resolving the dilemma

Paul tells us that Yehovah “desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth”

1Ti 2:3 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, 4 who will have all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.

Peter adds that Yehovah is “not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance”

2Pe 3:9 The Lord is not slow concerning His promise, as some count slowness, but is long-suffering toward us, not purposing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.

This is Yehovah’s overriding goal in dealing with mankind: He desires as many as possible to repent, come to the knowledge of the truth and receive His gift of salvation!

Yehshua explained how this will come to pass.

Joh 7:1 After these things Jesus walked in Galilee, for He did not desire to walk in Judea, because the Jews sought to kill Him. 2 And the Jewish Feast of Tabernacles was near. 3 Therefore His brothers said to Him, Move away from here and go into Judea, so that Your disciples also may see the works that You do. 4 For no one does anything in secret, while he himself seeks to be in public. If you do these things, reveal yourself to the world. 5 For His brothers did not believe in Him. 6 Then Jesus said to them, My time has not yet come, but your time is always ready. 7 The world cannot hate you, but it hates Me because I testify of it, that its works are evil. 8 You go up to this feast; I am not yet going up to this feast; for My time is not yet fulfilled. 9 And having said these things to them, He remained in Galilee. 10 But when His brothers had gone up, then He also went up to the feast, not openly, but as in secret. 11 Then the Jews sought Him at the feast and said, Where is He? 12 And there was much murmuring among the crowd concerning Him, for some said, He is a good man; others said, No, but he deceives the crowd. 13 However, no one spoke openly of Him, because of the fear of the Jews. 14 Now about the middle of the feast, Jesus went up into the temple and taught.

Here John 7 describes how Yehshua went to Jerusalem for the Feast of Tabernacles. He appeared publicly and stood in the midst of the people.

Joh 7:37 And in the last day of the great feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink. 38 He who believes on Me, as the Scripture has said, “Out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.” 39 (But He spoke this about the Spirit, which they who believed on Him should receive; for the Holy Spirit was not yet given, because Jesus was not yet glorified.)

Yehshua’s message recorded here most likely was given on the seventh and last day of the Feast of Tabernacles. Scholars vary on whether this was the seventh day or the day following. This is because Leviticus 23 says that the Feast of Tabernacles lasts for seven days yet is followed by an annual Holy Day immediately afterwards on “the eighth day” (verses 33-36, 39). But the weight of evidence and the series of events indicate that John 7 describes incidents on the seventh day while the setting moves to the eighth day in John 8 and 9.

The Eighth Day, the only name the Bible gives this day, has, based on the wording of John 7, come to be known to some as the Last Great Day. Yet it is evidently not “the last day, that great day of the feast” on which Yehshua spoke.

The Eighth Day, we should realize, is a separate festival with its own distinct meaning. Nevertheless, its attachment to the end of the Feast of Tabernacles shows that themes of the weeklong celebration carry over into it. And the words Yehshua spoke at the end of the Feast of Tabernacles anticipated not only what will happen during His 1,000-year reign, but also what will happen on an even greater scale immediately afterwards.

The symbolism of Yehshua’s teaching

What was the significance of Yehshua’s teaching about “living water”? In His day, according to tradition, during the Feast of Tabernacles, the priests would bring golden vessels of water from the Pool of Siloam on the south side of Jerusalem and pour it over the altar. Joyous celebration along with the sounding of trumpets marked this ceremony as the people sang the words of Isaiah: “With joy, you will draw water from the wells of salvation” (Isaiah 12:3). They were looking to Yehovah to provide needed rains for their crops and, in an ultimate sense, for Him to pour out His Holy Spirit on them.

Isa 44:3 For I will pour water on him who is thirsty, and floods on the dry ground. I will pour My spirit on your seed, and My blessing on your offspring;

Yehshua stood where all could hear Him and drew a lesson from the water, revealing that all who were thirsty could come to Him and be refreshed— forever. In Yehshua’s statement, too, the water represented the Holy Spirit, which those who believed in the Messiah would receive (John 7:39). He showed that the basic wants of spiritual thirst and hunger could be satisfied only by Him as “the bread of life” and the source of living water.

Joh 6:47 Truly, truly, I say to you, He who believes on Me has everlasting life. 48 I am the Bread of life. 49 Your fathers ate the manna in the wilderness, and died. 50 This is the Bread which comes down from Heaven, so that a man may eat of it and not die. 51 I am the Living Bread which came down from Heaven. If anyone eats of this Bread, he shall live forever. And truly the bread that I will give is My flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.

With all this in mind, we should ask: When would Yehovah’s Spirit become available to all who are spiritually thirsty? Consider that even though thousands came to believe in The Messiah soon afterwards, the vast majority of the ancient pagan world of His day still remained in darkness—as did most of the Jewish people. And not much has changed over the centuries, as even many of those who profess Christianity don’t really understand Messiah’s teachings.

Humanity still hungers and thirsts for the message Yehshua brought—and for the means to live as they ought to and find true happiness. Yehovah’s promise to “pour out My Spirit on all flesh” has not yet been fulfilled except in a small, preliminary way among the few He has called in this age. Only when Yehshua returns will this be fulfilled on a global scale. But billions have died with their deepest spiritual needs unrealized. When will they be refreshed by the life-giving power of Yehovah’s Spirit?

Joe 2:28 And it shall be afterward, I will pour out My Spirit on all flesh. And your sons and your daughters shall prophesy; your old men shall dream dreams; your young men shall see visions.

A physical resurrection to an opportunity for salvation

Many prophecies in Scripture speak of a restored and reunited nation of Israel. On one level this will be fulfilled when Yehshua returns and rules over Israel and all nations.

But notice another prophecy in Ezekiel

Eze 37:3 And he said to me, Son of man, can these bones live? And I answered, O Lord Jehovah, You know. 4 Again He said to me, Prophesy to these bones, and say to them, O dry bones, hear the Word of Jehovah. 5 So says the Lord Jehovah to these bones: Behold, I will cause breath to enter into you, and you shall live. 6 And I will lay sinews on you, and will bring up flesh on you, and cover you with skin, and put breath in you, and you shall live. And you shall know that I am Jehovah.

This passage describes Ezekiel’s vision of a valley full of bones. Yehovah asks,

“Son of man, can these bones live?” To which the prophet replies: “O Lord God, You know.” Yehovah then says to the bones: “Surely I will cause breath to enter into you, and you shall live. I will put sinews on you and bring flesh upon you, cover you with skin and put breath in you; and you shall live. Then you shall know that I am the Lord.”

In this vision a physical resurrection takes place. The account acknowledges the hopeless situation in which these people had found themselves:

“Our bones are dry, our hope is lost, and we ourselves are cut off!” (verse 11).

Their Creator, however, offers them the hope of a resurrection and the gift of the Holy Spirit in the setting of a reunited nation. In this dramatic vision, ancient Israel serves as the model for all peoples, whom Yehovah will resurrect to physical life. He said:

“Behold, O My people, I will open your graves and cause you to come up from your graves . . . I will put My Spirit in you, and you shall live” (verses 12, 14).

At this future time, Yehovah will make freely available the life-giving spiritual water of His Holy Spirit.

Yehovah will

“make a covenant of peace with them, and it shall be an everlasting covenant with them . . . My tabernacle also shall be with them; indeed I will be their God, and they shall be My people” (verses 26-27).

The apostle Paul also referred to this yet-future event:

“I say then, has God cast away His people? Certainly not! For I also am an Israelite, of the seed of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin. God has not cast away His people whom He foreknew” (Romans 11:1-2).

As Paul wrote, “all Israel will be saved” (verse 26).

Yet not only Israel, but all who have never had a chance to drink from the living waters of God’s Word and His Holy Spirit will, at last, be able to do so (Romans 9:22-26). God will freely offer them the opportunity for eternal life.

Rom 9:22 What if God, willing to show His wrath and to make His power known, endured with much long-suffering the vessels of wrath fitted to destruction; 23 and that He might make known the riches of His glory on the vessels of mercy which He had before prepared to glory; 24 whom He also called, not only us, of Jews, but also of the nations? 25 As He also says in Hosea, “I will call those not My people, My people; and those not beloved, Beloved.” 26 And it shall be, in the place where it was said to them. “You are not My people; there they shall be called sons of the living God.”

The Great White Throne Judgment

In Revelation 20:5 we read of two resurrections. The one that takes place at Shavuot with the Saints and the other at the end of the Millennium.

Rev 20:4 And I saw thrones, and they sat on them, and judgment was given to them. And I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for the witness of Jesus and for the Word of God, and who had not worshiped the beast nor his image, nor had received his mark on their foreheads, nor in their hands. And they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years. 5 But the rest of the dead did not live again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection.

John writes that “the rest of the dead did not live again until the thousand years were finished.” Here John makes a clear distinction between the first resurrection, which occurs at Christ’s second coming (verses 4, 6), and the second resurrection, which takes place at the end of the 7th millennial reign. Remember that the first resurrection is to eternal life. By contrast, Yehovah raises those in the second resurrection to a physical, flesh-and-blood existence.

John discusses this same second resurrection to physical life that Ezekiel wrote about:

“Then I saw a great white throne and Him who sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away. And there was found no place for them. And I saw the dead, small and great, standing before God, and books were opened. And another book was opened, which is the Book of Life. And the dead were judged according to their works, by the things which were written in the books. The sea gave up the dead who were in it, and Death and Hades delivered up the dead who were in them. And they were judged, each one according to his works” (verses 11-13).

The dead who stand before their Creator are all those who died never knowing the true God. Like Ezekiel’s vision of dry bones coming back to life, these people emerge from their graves and begin to know Yehovah. The books (biblia in Greek, from which we get the word Bible ) apparently are the Scriptures, the only source of the knowledge of eternal life. Finally, all will have an opportunity to fully understand Yehovah’s plan of salvation.

This physical resurrection is not a second chance for salvation. For these people, it is the first opportunity to really know the Creator. The resurrected are “judged according to their works, by the things which were written in the books” (verse 12). This judgment will involve a period during which they will enjoy the opportunity to hear, understand and grow in Yehovah’s way of life, having their names inscribed in the Book of Life (verse 15). During this time billions of people will gain access to Yehovah’s gift of eternal life.

This final commanded festival of the year shows how deep and far-reaching are the merciful judgments of Yehovah. Yehshua spoke of the wonderful truth depicted by this day when He compared three cities that failed to respond to His miraculous works with three cities of the ancient world:

“Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the mighty works which were done in you had been done in Tyre and Sidon [ancient pagan cities], they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes. But I say to you, it will be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon in the day of judgment than for you. And you, Capernaum, who are exalted to heaven, will be brought down to Hades; for if the mighty works which were done in you had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until this day. But I say to you that it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom in the day of judgment than for you” (Matthew 11:21-24).

The inhabitants of ancient Tyre, Sidon and Sodom—cities that had incurred the anger of Yehvoah for their depravity—will receive mercy in the day of judgment. Unlike Chorazin, Bethsaida and Capernaum of Yehshua’s day, these cities of old had little opportunity to know Yehovah. Yet He will ultimately resurrect these people just after the first 1,000 years of 7th millennium, including them in the time of judgment when even those who lived in bygone ages will be reconciled to Yehovah.

In similar examples, Yehshua refers to the people of the ancient pagan city of Nineveh, to the queen of the South (of Sheba) of Solomon’s time and again to ancient Sodom along with Gomorrah, these serving as the epitome of wickedness (Matthew 10:14-15; 12:41-42). Yehovah doesn’t tolerate perversion and sinfulness, but it is evident that He has not finished working in the lives of the people of these ancient generations. This requires that they be resurrected—brought to life again—and at last instructed in Yehovah’s ways.

Yehshua was describing a time during which people from all past ages—the long-dead people of the ancient Assyrian city of Nineveh and the biblical Queen of Sheba from Solomon’s time will rise with those from His generation and live at the same time.

Together they will all come to understand the truth about who The Messiah was and the purpose of life. It will be a time of universal knowledge of Yehovah. From the least to the greatest, all will know Him.

Hebrews 8:11 And they shall not teach every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the Lord: for all shall know me, from the least to the greatest.

Those whom Yehshua specifically mentioned, and countless more like them, will at last experience their opportunity for salvation.

This final period of judgment completes Yehovah’s plan of salvation for the world. It will be a time of love, deep mercy and the unsearchable judgment of Yehovah. The chance to drink of the life-giving waters of the Holy Spirit will indeed quench the deepest thirsts of men and women. This time of righteous judgment will bring back to life those long forgotten by humanity, but never forgotten by Yehovah.

What is the fate of those who die with no real knowledge of the Torah and the Plan of Salvation? What hope is there for the billions who have lived and died without the knowledge of Yehovah’s purpose? The Scriptures show that these are not cut off without hope. He will bring them back to life and give them their opportunity for eternal salvation!

Yehovah will see His plan through and bring many sons to glory.

Hebrews 2:10 For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings.

His promise to pour out His Spirit on all flesh will find its fullest manifestation. The thirst-quenching waters of the Holy Spirit will be available to all in the time depicted by the Eighth Day, the last of Yehovah’s annual festivals.

What a marvellous plan these biblical festivals portray. How great would be our lack of understanding without them!

Joel 2:28 And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions:

Now let us step back and think a little. Ok for some of you that will be a lot.

We read about Aaron and his sins being consecrated for the Preisthood in Lev 8 and as they are getting ready Moses tells them to stay inside the Tabernacle for 7 days.

Lev 8:33 You shall not go out of the door of the tabernacle of the congregation seven days, until the days of your consecration are at an end. For He shall consecrate you seven days. 34 As He has done this day, Jehovah has commanded you to do, to make an atonement for you. 35 And you shall remain at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation day and night seven days, and keep the charge of Jehovah, so that you do not die. For so I am commanded. 36 And Aaron and his sons did all the things which Jehovah commanded by the hand of Moses.

Lev 9:1 And it happened on the eighth day. Moses called Aaron and his sons, and the elders of Israel. 2 And he said to Aaron, Take a young calf for a sin offering, and a ram without blemish for a burnt offering, and offer before Jehovah. 3 And speak to the sons of Israel, saying, Take a kid of the goats for a sin offering, and a calf and a lamb of the first year, all without blemish, for a burnt offering. 4 Also take a young bull and a ram for peace offerings, to sacrifice before Jehovah, and a food offering mixed with oil. For today Jehovah will appear to you. 5 And they brought that which Moses commanded before the tabernacle of the congregation. And all the congregation drew near and stood before Jehovah. 6 And Moses said, This is the thing which Jehovah commanded that you should do. And the glory of Jehovah shall appear to you. 7 And Moses said to Aaron, Go to the altar, and offer your sin offering and your burnt offerings, and make an atonement for yourself and for the people. And offer the offering of the people, and make an atonement for them, even as Jehovah commanded. 8 Aaron then went to the altar and killed the calf of the sin offering, which was for himself. 9 And the sons of Aaron brought the blood to him. And he dipped his finger in the blood and put it on the horns of the altar, and poured out the blood at the bottom of the altar. 10 But he burned the fat and the kidneys and the lobe above the liver of the sin offering on the altar, even as Jehovah commanded Moses. 11 And he burned the flesh and the hide with fire outside the camp. 12 And he killed the burnt offering. And Aaron’s sons presented to him the blood, which he sprinkled all around on the altar. 13 And they presented the burnt offering to him, with the pieces of it, and the head. And he burned them on the altar. 14 And he washed the inward parts and the legs, and burned them on the burnt offering on the altar. 15 And he brought the people’s offering. And he took the he-goat, the sin offering for the people, and killed it and offered it for sin as the first. 16 And he brought the burnt offering and offered it according to the ordinance. 17 And he brought the food offering and took a handful of it, and burned it on the altar besides the burnt sacrifice of the morning. 18 He also killed the young bull and the ram for a sacrifice of peace offerings for the people. And Aaron’s sons presented to him the blood, which he sprinkled on the altar all around. 19 And they brought the fat of the young bull and of the ram, the fat tail, and that which covers the inward parts, and the kidneys, and the lobe above the liver. 20 And they put the fat on the breasts, and he burned the fat on the altar. 21 And the breasts and the right shoulder Aaron waved for a wave offering before Jehovah, as Moses commanded. 22 And Aaron lifted up his hands toward the people, and blessed them, and came down from offering the sin offering and the burnt offering and peace offerings. 23 And Moses and Aaron went into the tabernacle of the congregation, and came out and blessed the people. And the glory of Jehovah appeared to all the people. 24 And there came a fire out from before Jehovah, and burned up the burnt offering and the fat on the altar. And all the people saw and shouted and fell on their faces.

Do you see what has happened?

Aaron and his sons were purified for 7 days and then on the 8th day, Yehovah appeared to them and consumed the burnt offering. I believe this was Atonement when this took place.

The first and most important relationship described in the Torah relating to the Eighth Day is a covenant. For example, a male child is brought into the covenant on the eighth day. It is on the eighth day that the naming ceremony and the Brit Milah (circumcision) are conducted. This is significant because, without circumcision, the child is not considered fully Israel.

Lev 12:1 And Jehovah spoke to Moses saying, 2 Speak to the sons of Israel, saying, If a woman has conceived seed and has borne a male, then she shall be unclean seven days; as on the days of her menstrual impurity she shall be unclean. 3 And in the eighth day the flesh of his foreskin shall be circumcised.

For this reason, when David committed the adulterous sin with Bathsheba, the repercussions of his action caused him to lose the child before the Eighth Day. This loss resulted in David not being able to bring his child into covenant the way he and his forefathers had been brought into the covenant as commanded by the Torah (Gen 17:10-15). With David unable to perform his duty because of his uncleanness of sin, his child never reached the age naming in Israel.

In fact, this practice of secluding themselves for purification is spoken of in Lev 8:33-35. There is also a similar passage relating to the future in Eze 43:26-27 where Yehovah says:

“Seven days shalt thou prepare every day a goat for a sin offering: they shall also prepare a young bullock, and a ram out of the flock, without blemish. Seven days shall they purge the altar and purify it; and they shall consecrate themselves. And when these days are expired, it shall be, that upon the eighth day, and so forward, the priests shall make your burnt offerings upon the altar, and your peace offerings; and I will accept you, saith the Lord GOD.”

The final Torah relationship to the Eighth Day deals with acceptance for the purpose of fulfilling Yehovah’s will. For example, when the Torah states:

“When a bullock, or a sheep, or a goat, is brought forth, then it shall be seven days under the dam; and from the eighth day and thenceforth it shall be accepted for an offering made by fire unto the LORD” (Leviticus 22:27).

The passage makes it clear that sacrificial animals were to be left with the mother for a complete cycle of seven days. Then after the seventh day, and from that day forward they would be considered acceptable to be offered to Yehovah. So literally on the Eighth Day, they became acceptable. We talked last week about leprosy and mention it now again.

Lev 14:8 And he that is to be cleansed shall wash his clothes, and shave off all his hair, and wash himself in water so that he may be clean. And after that he shall come into the camp, and shall stay outside his tent seven days. 9 But on the seventh day he shall shave all his hair off his head and his beard and his eye-brows; even all his hair shall he shave off. And he shall wash his clothes. He also shall wash his flesh in water, and he shall be clean. 10 And on the eighth day he shall take two male lambs without blemish, and one ewe lamb of the first year without blemish, and three-tenth parts of fine flour for a food offering, mixed with oil, and one log of oil.

We read of the importance of the 8th day and even the 8th year in many places.

The “eighth day” is mentioned thirteen times in the Pentateuch: Ex 22:29/30; Lev 9:1; 12:3; 14:10, 23; 15:14, 29; 22:27; 23:36, 39; Num 6:10; 7:54; and 29:35. The eighth-year is mentioned in Lev 25:22. The number eight symbolized re-birth, restoration, and salvation.

Now consider that you have just counted 7 weeks of Sabbaths and that the 8th day after the seventh Sabbath is Shavuot.

At Sukkot you have 7 days and then you have the eighth day.

All of this is showing us the plan of salvation.

You have 7 Sabbatical cycles and then the 50th year is the Jubilee year.

All of this sevening and then the eighth is all tied in and related to each other.

Another one to consider. We are at the end of the 6th millennial day. And then the seventh begins.

Many people believe they will see Yehshua at the beginning of the 7th Millennium. But that does not fit any of the patterns from the Torah.

Knowing that Yehovah means Salvation and that Yehshua is Salvation then you all should be able to deduce that Yehovah is Yehshua. They are one and the same. So Yehshua is not coming back at the beginning of the Seventh to dwell on the earth.

But the 8th Day Holy Day shows us that Yehovah will dwell with man in the 8th Millennium.

Rev 21:23 And the city had no need of the sun, nor of the moon, that they might shine in it, for the glory of God illuminated it, and its lamp is the Lamb.

Rev 22:3 And every curse will no longer be; but the throne of God and of the Lamb will be in it, and His servants will serve Him. 4 And they will see His face, and His name will be in their foreheads. 5 And there will be no night there. And they need no lamp, or light of the sun; for the Lord God gives them light. And they will reign forever and ever.

It is in the 8th Millennium that Yehovah/ Yehshua will come and dwell on earth with man. It is at this time that the sun and the moon will not be seen because of the radiance of Yehovah/Yehshua from the throne in Jerusalem. For this reason, there is not a ninth Millennium.

Now, do you understand what all these 8s are pointing to when you read about sevening yourself and then you get restored on the 8th day? Now, do you understand why this 8th Day Holy Day is so important? It is the time when Yehovah will come to dwell on this earth and will reign here forever. It takes the earth 7 Millennial days to get ready, to be purified so that Yehovah can come and dwell here. He will not dwell with sin so it must be cleansed.

This is shown in all the purification teachings. But mostly when Aaron and his sons first got ready. They stayed in the tabernacle for 7 days and then sacrificed on the 8th day and then they Saw Yehovah devour the burnt offering. The whole congregation saw it. Why does no one celebrate this event? No instead they corrupt themselves and keep a pagan day and call it Chanukah which has nothing to do with anything Yehovah is doing.

We will see Yehovah on the 8th Millennial day and this is what the Jubilee Years and Shavuot show us. Are you getting ready?

That I May Dwell With Them

We did a series of News Letters 5 years ago. It is Shabbat and Shavuot. You have two Holy Days back to back and I am going to give you all some homework to do this weekend. I will be testing you all on this next week so study up. But I do want you all to read for sure Part Two The I May Dwell With them. For many of this is a review. For the new people, this is all brand new stuff. Having read all of what we have shared above, please do read part two. Just click on the link below.

Shavuot, the Holy Day you are all keeping this Sunday, May 12, 2019, shows us the day of our changing and meeting Him in the clouds at the end of the 3 1/2 years of Tribulation. This is the year 2033 C.E. It is also showing us of the time when we will be with Him in His Kingdom with the Torah to rule over us and His Holy Spirit in us. It is the true liberty as our Father eagerly awaits our coming as He paced back and fourth 7 times at the Door of the Kingdom as the Father of the Prodigal son eager looked for his return.

News Letter 5850-033 The Meaning of The Eighth Day Feast-Part One-Wisdom & Righteousness

News Letter 5850-034 The Meaning of The Eighth Day Feast-Pt 2-That I May Dwell With Them

News Letter 5850-035 The Meaning of The Eighth Day Feast-Pt 3-Hell

News Letter 5850-036 The Meaning of The Eighth Day Feast-Pt 4 Heaven

News Letter 5850-037 The Meaning of The Eighth Day Feast-Pt 5 Shavuot, Trumpets, Jubilee

News Letter 5850-038 The Meaning of The Eighth Day Feast-Pt 6 The Menorah

News Letter 5850-039 The Meaning of The Eighth Day Feast-Pt 7 Meaning of the Menorah

News Letter 5850-040 The Meaning of the Eighth Day Feast-Pt 8 Sukkot

News Letter 5850-041 The Meaning of the Eighth Day Feast -Pt 9 Written in the Stars

May Yehovah richly bless you with the understanding and knowledge and wisdom of each and every one of His Holy Days and all that they mean and represent in HIs Great Plan of Salvation.

Our Video Teaching on the 8th Day from the Philippines.

 

 

7 Comments

  1. Couple things come to me as I read the portion on the mark of the beast and saw the countdown for 8 months remaining.
    That countdown scared me. But as I read the whole mark of the beast portion I realized the destruction is for the rebellious.

    How many times have I asked to speak with the pastor of a church in my local area and first they are so nice and buddy buddy then after I explain how the Holy Spirit has taught me to value the commandments and even keep the Laws of Moses seriously (by the spirit of course not letter) the niceness goes away and all of a sudden they think I am trying to yoke them to the Law instead of them seeing the correct audience and context of the Gospel. I have been rejected by pastors so many times i really hurts to try and do it over and over and over again.

    I actually got a publisher calling me recently to write two books and the Lord God provide the work I needed to pay the deal off completely. These books have the potential to really bring Christians to their needs because I am trying to show them how we as a Church drifted so far from His standard. I actually met up with a local pastor yesterday. He maintained his niceness although the conversation got a little loud. And in the end, he prayed for me genuinely because he is a pastor. Anyways, I tried to explain the 1st century audience and context but that whole Roman Greco mindset really traps people as this pastor could not see past it.

    I felt sad as the read the mark of the beast portion and before you ever mentioned how the whole world was deceived, I thought it in my mind that the whole world is under these bewitched seduced state of mind. One truly must humble themselves completely to get out of it.
    Interesting that pastor I spoke with said the Law is summed up in two laws, Love God and Love your neighbors. It immediately said if Christians really really love God and love people then when they prayed their prayer would simply be:

    God teach me your will
    God teach me your desires
    God teach me what pleases you

    Without any other agendas

    This pastor agreed and was silenced.

    To say all this, I have nothing to boast in myself. The Lord God graciously allowed me to understand His Word and has blessed me during my walk to keep learning and and keep trying to share it.

    Thank you for your newsletters God bless you, your family, your team

  2. Hi Joseph!

    I forgot to mention it on the call but the rain began to fall 7 minutes before sunrise of the 8th day here at my camp in Glengary, WV, USA. I was literally giving thanks that the rains had come, before I had even prayed, as the light became day. We are exactly 7 hours behind Jerusalem here. So, it would have been 7 minutes before the the seventh hour there. I know, if you torture the numbers long enough, they’ll tell you anything! Still, I thought this was an amazing thing. I’d been praying for a confirmation from Yah all seven days of Sukkot that this was the correct time to keep the feast. Not as an evil generation for a gift or bread for the belly, but like the breeze as you pray outside, when you know in yourself, “That’s the still quiet voice of Elohim’s Ruach”. Then, at the end, after the last night in my hammock, in the woods ~ Behold! Water from heaven!

    He speaks to each of His children differently, because He knows us each by name. So then, let us be right, or let us be wrong, but either way, let us, with all our being, pursue the one who is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. Our only Creator, our only Redeemer, our Father and our King.

    Blessings to you and yours Joseph, and to all our brothers and sisters who diligently seek the Truth. Amen.

    btw – Robert M – You are not alone brother. I know many are going through the heartbreaking pain you are describing in both the church and Messianic movement. Be of good courage! For one plants and another reaps. We often don’t see the harvest from the seed we dropped a decade ago, but just as our tribes are NOT LOST to our Father, so the harvest is known by Him. He will show us all, one day soon, what He has done with the obedience of those who labor. Sure, we’re weak, and frustrated that we can’t seem to break through the delusion, but He is the one changing hearts and minds in quiet of the moments we have all experience ourselves, or we would also not yet be here. So, let me offer this encouragement that one of my brothers shared with me several years ago, “In the absence of new orders, soldier on!”

  3. Greetings family,
    I attempted to spot Crescent moon out of Truro Nova Scotia, Canada tonight September 29, 2019 but a cloud bank came in and refused to move. Will try again tomorrow evening.
    Spent the better part of this weekend reading this weeks article. Was. so grateful for all the notes. Got so much more out of them even after watching the zoom meeting a couple times over. Thanks so much for sharing them here with us.
    Have a blessed new moon day brethren
    Shalom from NS Canada

  4. The New Moon was sighted on September 29,2019 at 7:07 from Enos Corner, Indiana. (Near Evansville, Indiana). In attendance were Mr. and Mrs. Fullington and the cats, Ned and Pichol.
    To all the ‘Sooners’ out there – Happy Rosh Chodesh!
    To all the ‘Laters’ out there – Happy Yom Teruah!

  5. Just wanted to let you know Joseph, that I really enjoyed, and appreciated the zoom meetings. Thanks for taking the time to do them. Btw, in the first meeting you had said you had done one zoom meeting before teaching the calendar to a few people and that you weren’t really happy with how it went. I watched that one, around 4 hours long, if I remember correctly, it was that teaching that I finally got an understanding of how the charts work. The teaching was long enough and moved at a pace that gave me time to think about what was being said before you moved on to the next point. All that to say, it helped me a lot, thanks! Also, overcast here, not possible to see the moon. Shalom, Wilson from Lewiston, Idaho

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