News Letter 5853-026
The 1st Year of the 4th Sabbatical Cycle
The 22nd year of the Jubilee Cycle
The 1st day of the 7th month 5853 years after the creation of Adam
The 7th Month in the First year of the Fourth Sabbatical Cycle
The 4th Sabbatical Cycle after the 119th Jubilee Cycle
The Sabbatical Cycle of Sword, Famines, and Pestilence
September 22, 2017
L’shanah tova tikkatevu May you be inscribed and sealed for a good year.
This is the common greeting to make to each to other during these ten days of Awe which begin on this the first day of the 7th Month. The day that begins at a day and hour no man can know.
It is very interesting that now as we enter this final 10 days of the 40 days of repentance, we should begin to greet each other with the expression that they should be sealed. It is also said that “May Your name be found in the book of life.”
Let’s read Revelation 7:1-4
After these things I saw four angels standing at the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, that the wind should not blow on the earth, on the sea, or on any tree. Then I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living God. And he cried with a loud voice to the four angels to whom it was granted to harm the earth and the sea, saying, “Do not harm the earth, the sea, or the trees till we have sealed the servants of our God on their foreheads.” And I heard the number of those who were sealed. One hundred and forty-four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel were sealed:
Is it not amazing to you how the winds are just a howling now with all these hurricanes coming across from Africa like bowling balls one after another? Have the 4 angels been let loose? Have the servants of Yehovah been sealed on their foreheads? The angels have struck Houston, and then Florida along with the Caribean Islands being hit repeatedly.
As we spoke of in Africa just two weeks ago, we showed them the mark of Satan is 666 and it is on their hands and on their foreheads. To know that mark you have to know what the mark of Yehovah is.
And we read over and over in the Torah and in Ezekiel 20 that the mark of Yehovah, the sign of Yehovah are His Sabbaths. The weekly Sabbath from Sunset Friday to sunset Saturday. The Holy Days of Lev 23 and the Sabbatical and Jubilee years of Lev 25. Are you keeping all of these Sabbaths? Do you have the sign of Yehovah on your hand, by not working on the Sabbath or the Holy Days, this is the way you earn a living? Then on your forehead, the way you think about Yehovah and His Sabbaths and how you study on these days?
So if Yehovah’s mark is the Sabbaths, then Satans mark is Sunday and Christmas and Easter and any other “holi day” not found in Lev 23. And that mark of Satan includes Chanukah and Purim. Do not add to the Torah. Period. Which mark is on your hand and on your forehead?
But in that greeting is something else.
Rev 20:11-15 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. Then Death and Hades were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And anyone not found written in the Book of Life was cast into the lake of fire.
May your name be found in the book of Life.
Since the Solar Eclipse August 21, 2017, which preceded the 1st of Elul, the 6th month and the start of the 40 days of repentance, we have had Harvey and the great flood of Houston. Have you considered all the disasters that have come in just the past 30 days to this earth? Maybe the angels are at work. Check out this list.
- Wildfires across the USA and Canada,
- Cat 5 Harvey Hurricane Houston.
- Wild Fires in Tunisia
- Flash Floods in Cameroon
- Tropical Cyclone Franklin Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico
- Flooding in Nigeria
- Mud Slides in Sierra Leone
- Cholera outbreak in Chad
- Land Slides in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
- Floods the Central African Republic
- Dengue Fever Pakistan
Cat 5 Hurricane Irma – Affected countries: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba (The Netherlands), British Virgin Islands, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Guadeloupe (France), Haiti, Martinique (France), Montserrat, Puerto Rico (The United States of America), Saint Barthélemy (France), Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Martin (France), Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Sint Maarten (The Netherlands), Turks and Caicos Islands, United States Virgin Islands
- 8.1 Earthquake Mexico/Guatemala
- Typhoon Doksuri – Thailand, Viet Nam
Cat 5 Hurricane Maria – Affected countries: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba (The Netherlands), British Virgin Islands, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Guadeloupe (France), Montserrat, Puerto Rico (The United States of America), Saint Barthélemy (France), Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Sint Maarten (The Netherlands)
- 7.1 Earthquake Mexico City
- Floods South Sudan
All of this and Jose is still off the coast of the USA and we still have the North Korea and the USA threatening to Nuke each other to smithereens. And there are still 10 days left until Atonement.
Oh yes, I almost forgot. Sept 23, this Sabbath is the Rapture according to many Christians. I do hope you mark all of those who predicted this event this Sabbath. When will you stop chasing after every new wind of doctrine that comes along? We are told what to do. But no one wants to do it.
Right at the end of Lev 26 after the long list of curses that will come upon you if you will not obey is this scripture.
Lev 26 :40-45 ‘But if they confess their iniquity and the iniquity of their fathers, with their unfaithfulness in which they were unfaithful to Me, and that they also have walked contrary to Me,
and that I also have walked contrary to them and have brought them into the land of their enemies;
if their uncircumcised hearts are humbled, and they accept their guilt—
then I will remember My covenant with Jacob, and My covenant with Isaac and My covenant with Abraham I will remember;
I will remember the land.
The land also shall be left empty by them, and will enjoy its sabbaths while it lies desolate without them;
they will accept their guilt, because they despised My judgments and because their soul abhorred My statutes.
Yet for all that, when they are in the land of their enemies, I will not cast them away, nor shall I abhor them, to utterly destroy them and break My covenant with them;
for I am the Lord their God.
But for their sake I will remember the covenant of their ancestors, whom I brought out of the land of Egypt in the sight of the nations, that I might be their God:
I am the Lord.’ ”
MAt 7:21-23 “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. 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?’ And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’
The following is an excerpt from The Trumpet Brief.
Examples are everywhere of how other news sources miss the real significance of events. They fail to understand WHY God is allowing or bringing these disasters. They do not recognize any of it as punishment or correction. And they take no responsibility for the egregious sins that are provoking God’s wrath!
Jesus Christ chided people for failing to discern the signs of the times (Matthew 16:1-3). The SIGNS of His Second Coming are all around us—yet that same blindness afflicts virtually the whole world today. And most of the news media are the most blind of all!
That is why we feel such a responsibility to give you this understanding. God actually holds us accountable to proclaim it, in an effort to save people!
If you saw someone you cared for carelessly heading into a disaster, wouldn’t you try to stop him? Wouldn’t you shout a warning, or do anything you could to save him?
As the Prophet Amos said, “The lion hath roared, who will not fear? the Lord God hath spoken, WHO CAN BUT PROPHESY?”
There is a lot of bad news in the world today. But if you discern the signs of the times, it is not depressing. It is corrective to recognize the chastening of God. It is exciting to realize that God is REAL and ALIVE and ACTIVE in carrying out His plan. It is moving to see events fulfilling the Bible’s prophecies.
And it is extremely inspiring to know what these signs actually SIGNAL: the very soon coming of Jesus Christ in power to set this sin-sick world RIGHT!
L’shanah tova tikkatevu May you be inscribed and sealed for the Kingdom of Yehovah.
The New Moon has been Sighted
The new moon of the 7th month was sighted this evening, September 21, 2017 from Israel! The above photo was taken by Devorah Gordon from our observation point in Jerusalem.
* From Givat Zeev by Willie Ondricek at 6:46pm.
* From Jerusalem by Devorah Gordon at 6:54pm, followed by Gil Ashendorf, Anthony Garcia, John Loewen, and Mickie White.
* From Ramle by Yossi Gaber at 6:54pm.
* From Poriyya Illit at 6:57pm by Briana Varela, David, Emily, Victor, Isabel, Rebeka, Moshe, Natanyah & Giliyah Varela
* From Arad by Tamara Afor at 6:59pm.
* From Herodion by Bruce Brill at 7:00pm.
This means that at Sunset Thursday begins the 1st day of the 7th Month. This is also the Feast of Trumpets Or the Feast of Shouting, Yom Teruah. It is the day and hour no man knows and on this day the Messiah will come just as He did on this day in 3 BC when He was born Sept 11, 3 BC. It is the birthday of Yehshua. The real-time when the Christmas story takes place without all the Christmas trappings.
Last week it would seem I have mistakenly stated the wrong days for some of the Feasts days in this 7th month. This was a test to see if you’re checking up on me. Apparently, some of you are. Awesome. LOL.
So to make sure we get all the Feasts at the right time. Here is a free Calendar you can download and print or view.
And here also is another one from http://www.torahcalendar.com/Calendar.asp?YM=Y2017M7
Trumpets Thursday Sunset Sept 21- Friday Sunset Sept 22
Atonement Saturday Sunset Sept 30-Sunday Sunset October 1 No Eating or Drinking
Sukkot Thursday, Oct 5 Sunset – Friday, October 6 Sunset
Shemini Atzeret sunset Oct 12- Friday Sunset October 13
If any of you are still thinking about going to Israel for Sukkot. We have about 30 joining us for our one-day tour to Joshua’s Altar and the other sites where Israel set the ark. I am at the Abraham Hostel and you can contact me via email or come there to see me. Tour is set to go on Oct 9.
This evening I also went out and looked for the new crescent moon. I have taken pictures every 7 minutes, so you can see how hard it is to see at first and then about 1/2 hour later.
This first picture is when I first saw the moon at 7:28 PM
The next is 7:42
The next one is 7:49
And this is the last one at 8:00 PM. Now go back to the first one and compare. Chag Sameach Family.
In the Mail This Week
Shalom Brother Joseph, So you will be travelling to burundi africa this sept. 1 & 2? I will be organizing a chain of prayer and fasting during those two days YHVH will be using you in that country. In support of your presence there so that the anointing and power of YHVH will go with you. I believe that you have a real message to deliver just like what had happened in the Philippines last october 2015. Just like the torah revolution in the Philippines this work has just begun. There’s more doors that will be open. At times I’m exhausted in going in and around different places to teach the ” Law of YHVH” mostly to christian believers. Before these christians can even believe in what we are teaching, it will take months and even years before their minds and hearts will be open to keeping the Sabbath and most hardly the Sabbatical year. These ain’t an easy task. But because the strong work of the Ruach HaKodesh (Holy Spirit) in our hearts we are His bondservants. Our love for YHVH surpasses the challenges and hardship that we endure in bringing this message of hope. To obey YHVH requires lots of faith. I know and I can feel that you have a braveheart. You can do it. So do I. Last shabbat I taught at MLTC about the torah portion “shoftim-Judgments”. That YHVH loves justice. And one of the primary thing that YHVH requires is keeping His Sabbatical Years. Keeping the Shemitah brings justice to the poor, the less fortunate, wealth transfer and economic balance and many more…. This hidden wisdom in keeping the Sabbatical years have been hidden even in the minds of the Messianic torah keepers in and around the world. Just like you , I believed in keeping the sabbatical years even outside of the land of Israel, even in the Philippines because the earths belong to YHVH. Somehow theres hope. Living in a third world country like the Philippines you can feel the spirit of poverty everywhere. There’s seems to be no hope from one president to the next. Situation here doesnt really change for most people. Knowledge of the YHVH commandments gives us hope and a better future if not today perhaps in the Millennial Kingdom , all our hopes and dreams will be realised. Lets move on…. till YESHUA returns to rule and reign with His torah beginning in Jerusalem to the ends of the earth.
Me and several other brethren will be praying and fasting while you are ministering in Africa. Specifically for success of ministry there. That’s our support for you and your team
brother aike aizon bondservant of Yeshua the Messiah MLTC Mandaluyong city Philippines
Hi JoeI just read your newsletter, wow. I am so blessed by telling Yah’s people what’s happening in the world, and how it relates to the blessings and curses. I can’t believe how dramatic the weather is. Thanks for the biblical insight into this Joe.SincerelyBonnie Stever
Shabbat shalom joe,
Just wanted to let you know I’m praying for a very safe and good trip to Africa for you and James. May Yah be with you every moment and inspire your teachings 100%. And open many ears and hearts to receive His words and act on them.
It’s an awesome thing you are doing.
And here’s some hugs (((( ))))
Joseph & James,
[I was not sure if this message was something appropriate or too long for the new “comment” feature that you have at the end of the newsletters on the website. I figure that you get a lot of emails, and that I should use this new feature as an example to others, but I wanted to send it your way directly first. Also, I’d like to keep my last name undisclosed, as well if it is something that you feel should be copied over to the comments.]
Thank you for the report on your recent trip to Burundi. The reaction of the people there to the truths delivered by you both has been both humbling and encouraging. These peoples’ willingness to examine their own beliefs and conditions and most of all the Scriptures anew are an example to us all.
James may have wondered why he was not able to do as much as planned because of illness. In my opinion, people need to hear the message of truth from more than one individual. When there is only one messenger, folks sometimes tend to honor the messenger more than the message. James presence on the trip eased your reception, but his illness forced them to hear the message from another’s lips. Also, just having a friend along from where you are from can make all of the difference in the world – even being sick, just having James along was no doubt a blessing.
This trip obviously wore both of you out, but it was likewise obviously and definitely worth it. Also, on a related note: As I told you when I first started making financial donations to your efforts, it was very difficult for me emotionally (ie: sending money via PayPal to a guy whom I have never met that ran a website in another country… oh, dear). I never told you of the hurdles that I went through concerning PayPal fraud alerts (which in the end were harmless and unnecessary) that I dealt with when donating to the financing of sending James the first time to Burundi. It made me physically sick at the time… cold sweats, trips to the bathroom, etc. However, I knew this was a spiritual thing that I was struggling with and overcame my emotions at the time. Your reports in this newsletter and previous ones concerning the work in Burundi have definitely turned my silly struggle over this into a blessing in continuing to observe that what you are doing is completely and financially legit and overwhelmingly productive for the Kingdom.
Concerning the hurricanes affecting my country, the USA… I wrote an email recently concerning the [LGBTQxyz] “pride” abomination festivals which you published on your website. I could write similar comments about the Florida Keys, as the path of the eye of the hurricane Irma literally took a sharp turn to make landfall over the Keys and travel shortly along them before moving up towards the mainland. Yes, Key West does have a Key West “Pride” website boasting their recent festival that is worse than any other that I have ever seen (multiple ads with partially naked men advertising “the best gay resort in the world”)… but, multiple other towns all over this country have these “pride” things now. Folks can choose to ignore these signs. However, as you know, Luke 21:25 says that signs in the sun and moon and this roaring and tossing of the seas will be among the signs to look for… and Leviticus 26:19 (mentioned in your newsletter) does speak of breaking one’s pride.
So, if one is willing to look a little deeper into the message/sign/etc of the recent hurricanes, here’s an extra bit of information that I have not heard or seen anyone else publish anywhere (admittedly, I realize some might see this as a bit of a stretch, but I found this interesting concerning the current Sabbatical cycle that we are in):
Meaning of names (from various baby name websites) of the recent hurricanes:
Harvey – Battle Worthy, Eager for Battle
Irma – War goddess (from the German “irmin”)
Jose – Derivative of “Joseph” from Hebrew meaning YHWH will add/increase
Katia – Derivative of the royal name Katherine meaning Pure
The people of Burundi apparently recognize the list of curses that you read them. Your teaching of that was exactly on target. They recognize the results of obedience and disobedience. They’ve not had the blessings that we have had to make them as proud as us. They’ve not had the pride of power. I don’t know enough history about the Corinthians, but I wonder if this what the Apostle Paul was dealing with when he was writing the Corinthians concerning topics such as boasting and sexual immorality? I can guess, though, that Corinth in Greece was a prosperous part of the Roman Empire at the time. Are prosperous Christian countries like the USA just too proud to recognize the results of obedience and disobedience? I hope not all of us.
I hope Mike will copy this to the newsletter comment section so everyone who reads it in the future will see these comments. ANd please I hope many more of you will share your thoughts there.
All over North America and Europe are Fall Fairs. There are various reasons as to why they started up. I did find them mentioned as far back as the days of the Roman Empire.
Let me make this suggestion to you that they are the remnants of the Feast of Tabernacles. I cannot urge each of you strong enough to find a way to get out of your house and to go to a Feast site no matter who is hosting it. Just get out to it and meet people and do something to celebrate this week of festivities.
You are commanded to be Joyful during this week.
Duet 16:13-15 “You shall observe the Feast of Tabernacles seven days, when you have gathered from your threshing floor and from your winepress. And you shall rejoice in your feast, you and your son and your daughter, your male servant and your female servant and the Levite, the stranger and the fatherless and the widow, who are within your gates. Seven days you shall keep a sacred feast to the Lord your God in the place which the Lord chooses, because the Lord your God will bless you in all your produce and in all the work of your hands, so that you surely rejoice.
2 Chronicles 7:8-10 At that time Solomon kept the feast seven days, and all Israel with him, a very great assembly from the entrance of Hamath to the Brook of Egypt. And on the eighth day they held a sacred assembly, for they observed the dedication of the altar seven days, and the feast seven days. On the twenty-third day of the seventh month he sent the people away to their tents, joyful and glad of heart for the good that the Lord had done for David, for Solomon, and for His people Israel.
Psalm 81:1-4 Sing aloud to God our strength;
Make a joyful shout to the God of Jacob.
Raise a song and strike the timbrel,
The pleasant harp with the lute.
Blow the trumpet at the time of the New Moon,
At the full moon, on our solemn feast day.
For this is a statute for Israel,
A law of the God of Jacob.
Do not stay in your home and be miserable this week. You are commanded to safe a tithe of your income and to then spend that Tithe on yourself for this week. You are commanded by Yehovah to take these 8 days and have a holiday at a place He has set up. What religion tells you to tithe to yourself? And to spend the money on yourself. Only Yehovah does.
Deut 14:22-27 “You shall truly tithe all the increase of your grain that the field produces year by year. And you shall eat before the Lord your God, in the place where He chooses to make His name abide, the tithe of your grain and your new wine and your oil, of the firstborn of your herds and your flocks, that you may learn to fear the Lord your God always. But if the journey is too long for you, so that you are not able to carry the tithe, or if the place where the Lord your God chooses to put His name is too far from you, when the Lord your God has blessed you, then you shall exchange it for money, take the money in your hand, and go to the place which the Lord your God chooses. And you shall spend that money for whatever your heart desires: for oxen or sheep, for wine or similar drink, for whatever your heart desires; you shall eat there before the Lord your God, and you shall rejoice, you and your household. You shall not forsake the Levite who is within your gates, for he has no part nor inheritance with you.
Yehovah wants you to take 10% of your income and spend it on yourself. To spend it on whatever your heart desires. He wants you to rejoice with Him. How AWESOME IS THAT!!!?
I want to focus once again on the meaning of this the Feast of Sukkot just like we have been doing for Trumpets, being the birth of Yehshua and the day He is to come back on and Atonement being the day when Satan is locked away and our judgment day.
The Feast of Sukkot is for seven days and it represents the wedding feast of Israel to Yehovah and this is why we are to rejoice. It is OUR WEDDING WEEK to Yehovah. This is the conclusion to the covenant made at Mount Sinai. Mount Sinai was the betrothal or engagement of Israel to Yehovah which took place on Shavuot or the Feast of Pentecost. Israel said they will do all that Yehovah has commanded five times.
Many Christians quote Hebrews about entering into that rest with God. But do they ever stop and actually read this part of the bible? Let us now read it and understand it.
Hebrews 4:1-13 Therefore, since a promise remains of entering His rest, let us fear lest any of you seem to have come short of it. For indeed the gospel was preached to us as well as to them; but the word which they heard did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in those who heard it. For we who have believed do enter that rest, as He has said:
“So I swore in My wrath,
‘They shall not enter My rest,’ ” although the works were finished from the foundation of the world.
For He has spoken in a certain place of the seventh day in this way: “And God rested on the seventh day from all His works”; and again in this place: “They shall not enter My rest.”
This rest that Christians want to enter is stated right here as being the Seventh Day Sabbath. Yet they will not keep it.
Since therefore it remains that some must enter it, and those to whom it was first preached did not enter because of disobedience, again He designates a certain day, saying in David, “Today,” after such a long time, as it has been said:
“Today, if you will hear His voice,
Do not harden your hearts.”
For if Joshua had given them rest, then He would not afterward have spoken of another day. There remains therefore a rest for the people of God. For he who has entered His rest has himself also ceased from his works as God did from His.
Let us therefore be diligent to enter that rest, lest anyone fall according to the same example of disobedience. For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are naked and open to the eyes of Him to whom we must give account.
Each week we rest on the Sabbath not working or doing our own business or employing anyone else to do work for us. Each week we enter that rest spoken of in Hebrews. But Yehovah was not talking just about the weekly Sabbath rest. Most people know that this is speaking of the millennial rest that we are to enter. That is the seventh Millennium.
If the seventh Millennium is likened to the weekly Sabbath then why do Christians abhor it so much? Why will they not practice each week what they say they want to do for the seventh Millennium? That is as Hebrews says, to enter into His rest.
In the chart below we have used the Gregorian years to reckon by and counted each Jubilee Cycle by 49 years. We are currently at the end of the 6th Millennium and about to enter the 7th Millennium of His Rest. We are in the year 2017 right now at this writing and the 7th Millennium begins with the 120th Jubilee year in 2045. That is just 28 years from now.
Sukkot is a seven-day celebration of the wedding. Let’s take a look again at what Yehshua said during this time.
In John 7:2 we are told this is the Feast of Tabernacles also known as Sukkot. Then in John 7:37-39 Yehshua said on the last day, the seventh day of the Feast;
On the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink. He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.” But this He spoke concerning the Spirit, whom those believing in Him would receive; for the Holy Spirit was not yet given, because Jesus was not yet glorified.
Where have the scriptures said this?
Isaiah 12:1-6 And in that day you will say:
“O Yehovah, I will praise You;
Though You were angry with me,
Your anger is turned away, and You comfort me.
Behold, God is my salvation, (Yehshua)
I will trust and not be afraid;
‘For the Lord Yehovah, is my strength and song;
He also has become my salvation.’ ” (Yehovah has become my Yehshua)
Therefore with JOY you will draw water
From the wells of salvation. (Yehshua)
And in that day you will say:
“Praise Yehovah, call upon His name;
Declare His deeds among the peoples,
Make mention that His name is exalted.
Sing to Yehovah,
For He has done excellent things;
This is known in all the earth.
Cry out and shout, O inhabitant of Zion,
For great is the Holy One of Israel in your midst!”
These words of Isaiah were sung on this day. They sang these words and were so ecstatic with joy during this ceremony, which was accompanied by trumpets, that it was said, “Whoever had not witnessed it had never seen Rejoicing at all.”
On the last day of the feast of tabernacles, the Jews used to bring water in a golden pitcher from the fountain of Siloam, and pour it, mingled with wine, on the sacrifice on the altar, with great rejoicing. This is the allusion in Yehshuas’ words on “the last day of the feast”. The pouring out of water indicated repentance as shown to us in 1 Samuel.
1 Samuel 7:5-6 And Samuel said, “Gather all Israel to Mizpah, and I will pray to the Lord for you.” So they gathered together at Mizpah, drew water, and poured it out before the Lord. And they fasted that day, and said there, “We have sinned against the Lord.” And Samuel judged the children of Israel at Mizpah.
Now compare this to the outpouring of the Holy Spirit in the last days.
Zechariah 12:10-14, 13:1 “And I will pour on the house of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem the Spirit of grace and supplication; then they will look on Me whom they pierced. Yes, they will mourn for Him as one mourns for his only son, and grieve for Him as one grieves for a firstborn. In that day there shall be a great mourning in Jerusalem, like the mourning at Hadad Rimmon in the plain of Megiddo. And the land shall mourn, every family by itself: the family of the house of David by itself, and their wives by themselves; the family of the house of Nathan by itself, and their wives by themselves; the family of the house of Levi by itself, and their wives by themselves; the family of Shimei by itself, and their wives by themselves; all the families that remain, every family by itself, and their wives by themselves.
“In that day a fountain shall be opened for the house of David and for the inhabitants of Jerusalem, for sin and for uncleanness.
There shall be a latter outpouring of the Spirit like the former one on Pentecost.
Joel 2:28-29 “And it shall come to pass afterward
That I will pour out My Spirit on all flesh;
Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,
Your old men shall dream dreams,
Your young men shall see visions.
And also on My menservants and on My maidservants
I will pour out My Spirit in those days.
This outpouring of the Holy Spirit takes place just before the end of the 6th Millennium as we enter into the 7th Millennium. It is taking place right now, today and the fact that your understanding these Holy Days and what they mean is proof that His Spirit has been poured out on you. Just a few years ago you would have nothing to do with any of this.
Revelation 7:13-17 Then one of the elders answered, saying to me, “Who are these arrayed in white robes, and where did they come from?”
And I said to him, “Sir, you know.”
So he said to me, “These are the ones who come out of the great tribulation, and washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. Therefore they are before the throne of God, and serve Him day and night in His temple. And He who sits on the throne will dwell among them. They shall neither hunger anymore nor thirst anymore; the sun shall not strike them, nor any heat; for the Lamb who is in the midst of the throne will shepherd them and lead them to living fountains of waters. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.”
Again we are talking about the Feast of Sukkot and how it represents the marriage celebrations. They party for 7 days and it is during this time that the bride has made herself ready. We read about this in Revelation 19:1-9
After these things I heard a loud voice of a great multitude in heaven, saying, “Alleluia! Salvation and glory and honor and power belong to the Lord our God! For true and righteous are His judgments, because He has judged the great harlot who corrupted the earth with her fornication; and He has avenged on her the blood of His servants shed by her.” Again they said, “Alleluia! Her smoke rises up forever and ever!” And the twenty-four elders and the four living creatures fell down and worshiped God who sat on the throne, saying, “Amen! Alleluia!” Then a voice came from the throne, saying, “Praise our God, all you His servants and those who fear Him, both small and great!”
And I heard, as it were, the voice of a great multitude, as the sound of many waters and as the sound of mighty thunderings, saying, “Alleluia! For the Lord God Omnipotent reigns! 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.” 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.
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 Last Great Days of the Feast is represented or it represents the 7th Millennium. The one the book of Hebrews says we are to strive to enter into. It is the time when we have put away our sinful ways and repented by the outpouring of the Holy Spirit, by the pouring out of the water libation on this day as our sins are washed away. Do you get this? Does it register with you what is going on here?
I want you to look at the chart again and notice that the Temple of Yehovah built by Solomon was finished at the end of the 3rd Millennial day in the year 967 BC. It was then destroyed in 70 C.E. which is almost at the end of the 4th Millennial Day. Yehshua also was compared to the Temple.
John 2:17-22 Then His disciples remembered that it was written, “Zeal for Your house has eaten Me up.”
So the Jews answered and said to Him, “What sign do You show to us, since You do these things?”
Jesus answered and said to them, “Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.”
Then the Jews said, “It has taken forty-six years to build this temple, and will You raise it up in three days?”
But He was speaking of the temple of His body. Therefore, when He had risen from the dead, His disciples remembered that He had said this to them; and they believed the Scripture and the word which Jesus had said.
Just as the Temple was destroyed on the 4th Millennial day, Yehshua was also killed on the 4th day of the week and placed in the tomb just before the 5th day was to begin. He was in the grave for 3 days and 3 nights and came out just at the end of the 7th Day of rest. The women came to anoint the body at the start of the first day while it was still dark.
Yehshua is not going to come back until when? The end of the seventh Millennium just before the 8th Millennium begins. Why?
We are told that at the end of the seventh Millennial rest, Satan is going to be set loose. He is bound just like we are shown with the two goats on the day of Atonement and bound for 1000 years. You can read this in Lev 16 and you should so you can compare it to what we are about to read in Revelation. It is the same thing.
Revelation 20:1-15 Then I saw an angel coming down from heaven, having the key to the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand. He laid hold of the dragon, that serpent of old, who is the Devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years; and he cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal on him, so that he should deceive the nations no more till the thousand years were finished. But after these things he must be released for a little while.
The Saints Reign with Christ 1000 Years
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. But the rest of the dead did not live again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection. Blessed and holy is he who has part in the first resurrection. Over such the second death has no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with Him a thousand years.
Satanic Rebellion Crushed
Now when the thousand years have expired, Satan will be released from his prison and will go out to deceive the nations which are in the four corners of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle, whose number is as the sand of the sea. They went up on the breadth of the earth and surrounded the camp of the saints and the beloved city. And fire came down from God out of heaven and devoured them. The devil, who deceived them, was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone where the beast and the false prophet are. And they will be tormented day and night forever and ever.
The Great White Throne Judgment
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. Then Death and Hades were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And anyone not found written in the Book of Life was cast into the lake of fire.
Yehovah is not going to rule over this earth while Satan is still around. It is only once Satan has finally been put away once and for all that the marriage can then take place. That only happens at the end of the 7th Millennium. That only happens at the time when Yehshua said “If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink. He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.” But until Satan is destroyed, just like Yehshua being in the grave for 3 days and 3 nights, Yehovah will not come back to this earth until the end of the 7th Millennium.
So who is to rule during this Millennial day of rest.
Hosea 3:4-5 For the children of Israel shall abide many days without king or prince, without sacrifice or sacred pillar, without ephod or teraphim.
God’s Charge Against Israel
Afterward the children of Israel shall return and seek the Lord their God and David their king. They shall fear the Lord and His goodness in the latter days.
Ezekiel 37:21-28 “Then say to them, “Thus says the Lord God: ‘Surely I will take the children of Israel from among the nations, wherever they have gone, and will gather them from every side and bring them into their own land; and I will make them one nation in the land, on the mountains of Israel; and one king shall be king over them all; they shall no longer be two nations, nor shall they ever be divided into two kingdoms again. They shall not defile themselves anymore with their idols, nor with their detestable things, nor with any of their transgressions; but I will deliver them from all their dwelling places in which they have sinned, and will cleanse them. Then they shall be My people, and I will be their God.
“David My servant shall be king over them, and they shall all have one shepherd; they shall also walk in My judgments and observe My statutes, and do them. Then they shall dwell in the land that I have given to Jacob My servant, where your fathers dwelt; and they shall dwell there, they, their children, and their children’s children, forever; and My servant David shall be their prince forever. Moreover I will make a covenant of peace with them, and it shall be an everlasting covenant with them; I will establish them and multiply them, and I will set My sanctuary in their midst forevermore. My tabernacle also shall be with them; indeed I will be their God, and they shall be My people. The nations also will know that I, the Lord, sanctify Israel, when My sanctuary is in their midst forevermore.” ’ ”
Jermiah 30:3, 8-9 For behold, the days are coming,’ says the Lord, ‘that I will bring back from captivity My people Israel and Judah,’ says the Lord. ‘And I will cause them to return to the land that I gave to their fathers, and they shall possess it.’ ”
‘For it shall come to pass in that day,’
Says the Lord of hosts,
‘That I will break his yoke from your neck,
And will burst your bonds;
Foreigners shall no more enslave them.
But they shall serve the Lord their God,
And David their king,
Whom I will raise up for them.
It will be King David who Yehovah is going to raise up and reign over us that will teach us the proper way to worship Yehovah during this 7th Millennial day of rest. Just like we all learn on the Sabbath by studying His word, King David will teach us and make us ready for the wedding at the end of the 7th Millennium after Satan is destroyed forever.
We read in John 7 on the last Great Day, the 7th day of the Feast, Yehshua made His statement about living waters, and it was during this time that they made the water libation ceremony from the pool of Siloam. This would have been for the afternoon service at 3 PM. All the sacrifices were done at 9 AM and 3 PM each day.
As we read the rest of Chapter 7 and then chapter 8 we see that Yehshua spent the evening after the 7th day on the Mount of Olives.
After sunset of the 7th day is the start of the 8th Day Feast. It is also known as Shemini Atzeret. In Israel today they sing and dance and REJOICE as they dance with the Torah scroll this evening. That Torah Scroll is Yehovah.
John 1:1, 14 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.
Let me write this so you can see it clearer.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with Yehovah, and the Word was Yehovah.
And the Word-Yehovah became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth. It was Yehovah that we crucified.
When you dance with the Torah Scroll it is as if you are dancing with your Groom Yehovah. This is the same day that in John 10:22 has called the Feast of Dedication. It was the 8th Day Feast also known as the day of dedication as this was the day Solomon dedicated the Temple and Yehovah came down and filled the Temple so much with smoke that the priests had to leave the temple area. This is not speaking of the Jewish Chanukah in December. Absolutely not!!!
John 8:12 Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.”
In “the treasury” where it was spoken (see on Joh_8:20) stood two colossal golden lamp-stands, on which hung a multitude of lamps, lighted after the 3 PM sacrifice, diffusing their brilliancy, it is said, over all the city. Around these, the people danced with great rejoicing.
It is under these conditions that Yehshua crieout, , “I AM THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD”
It was John who spoke of this light.
John 1:8-9 There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. This man came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all through him might believe. He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light. That was the true Light which gives light to every man coming into the world.
Isa 42:6 “I, the Lord, have called You in righteousness,
And will hold Your hand;
I will keep You and give You as a covenant to the people,
As a light to the Gentiles, Mal_4:2, etc.).
Yehovah was that Pillar of Light that they followed in the wilderness for 40 years.
Again the 8th Day is the 8th Millennium. It is at this time when Yehovah will appear to us after Satan is done away, at the end of the 7th Millennium.
Now read the gift to us from Yehovah on our wedding day of the 8th Day.
Rev 21:1-27 Now I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away. Also there was no more sea. Then I, John, saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from heaven saying, “Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people. God Himself will be with them and be their God. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.”
Then He who sat on the throne said, “Behold, I make all things new.” And He said to me, “Write, for these words are true and faithful.”
And He said to me, “It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. I will give of the fountain of the water of life freely to him who thirsts. He who overcomes shall inherit all things, and I will be his God and he shall be My son. But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.”
The New Jerusalem
Then one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls filled with the seven last plagues came to me and talked with me, saying, “Come, I will show you the bride, the Lamb’s wife.” And he carried me away in the Spirit to a great and high mountain, and showed me the great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God, having the glory of God. Her light was like a most precious stone, like a jasper stone, clear as crystal. Also she had a great and high wall with twelve gates, and twelve angels at the gates, and names written on them, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel: three gates on the east, three gates on the north, three gates on the south, and three gates on the west.
Now the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and on them were the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb. And he who talked with me had a gold reed to measure the city, its gates, and its wall. The city is laid out as a square; its length is as great as its breadth. And he measured the city with the reed: twelve thousand furlongs. Its length, breadth, and height are equal. Then he measured its wall: one hundred and forty-four cubits, according to the measure of a man, that is, of an angel. The construction of its wall was of jasper; and the city was pure gold, like clear glass. The foundations of the wall of the city were adorned with all kinds of precious stones: the first foundation was jasper, the second sapphire, the third chalcedony, the fourth emerald, the fifth sardonyx, the sixth sardius, the seventh chrysolite, the eighth beryl, the ninth topaz, the tenth chrysoprase, the eleventh jacinth, and the twelfth amethyst. The twelve gates were twelve pearls: each individual gate was of one pearl. And the street of the city was pure gold, like transparent glass.
The Glory of the New Jerusalem
But I saw no temple in it, for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are its temple. The city had no need of the sun or of the moon to shine in it, for the glory of God illuminated it. The Lamb is its light. And the nations of those who are saved shall walk in its light, and the kings of the earth bring their glory and honor into it. Its gates shall not be shut at all by day (there shall be no night there). And they shall bring the glory and the honor of the nations into it. But there shall by no means enter it anything that defiles, or causes an abomination or a lie, but only those who are written in the Lamb’s Book of Life.
The River of Life
And he showed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding from the throne of God and of the Lamb. In the middle of its street, and on either side of the river, was the tree of life, which bore twelve fruits, each tree yielding its fruit every month. The leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. And there shall be no more curse, but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it, and His servants shall serve Him. They shall see His face, and His name shall be on their foreheads. There shall be no night there: They need no lamp nor light of the sun, for the Lord God gives them light. And they shall reign forever and ever.
Here again is that river of life. Flowing waters.
The Feast of Sukkot is a celebration of the marriage that is about to take place to our Groom Yehovah. This takes place after Satan is thrown into the lake of fire. our Sins are washed away and we Israel and all those who have joined themselves to Israel have made ourselves ready during the Last Great Day, the 7th Millennium of rest under the leadership of the resurrected King David. Then on the 8th day or the 8th Millennium Yehovah then dwells with us on earth and gives the New Jerusalem as we have just read.
We just read how there would no more night there. Yehovah is the light. If there is no more night then the days never end and time as we know it ends. There is no ninth millennium. Yehovah now dwells with His bride on earth. He now dwells with us on earth.
This Last Great Day of the Feast and the 8th Day Feast are so exciting to understand and to be a part of.
This is why we rejoice during this week-long celebrations. So REJOICE and be merry in anticipation of our wedding to the Creator.