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News Letter 5852-008

The Shemitah Year

The 30th day of the 1st month 5852 years after the creation of Adam

The 1st Month in the Seventh year of the Third Sabbatical Cycle

The 3rd Sabbatical Cycle after the 119th Jubilee Cycle

The Sabbatical Cycle of Earthquakes, Famines and Pestilence

The Year of letting the land rest

The Sabbatical year that begins at Aviv 2016 to Aviv 2017

The 14th Day of Counting the Omer

April 9, 2016

Shalom to The Royal Family of Yehovah,

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Laws of the Shemitah Year
Again I am going to share with you the commandments for the Sabbatical year, maybe each week until you have it memorized. The Sabbatical year began with the sighting of the moon on the evening of March 10, 2016.

1)  Do not plant

2) Do not harvest

Lev 25:3  You shall sow your field six years, and you shall prune your vineyard six years, and gather in the fruit of it. 4  But in the seventh year shall be a sabbath of rest to the land, a sabbath for Jehovah. You shall neither sow your field, nor prune your vineyard. 5  You shall not reap that which grows of its own accord of your harvest, neither gather the grapes of your undressed vine. It is a year of rest to the land.

3) You can eat what grows on it’s own.

Lev 25:6  And the sabbath of the land shall be food for you, for you and for your servant, and for your slave woman and for your hired servant, and for your stranger who stays with you, 7  and for your cattle, and for the beast that is in your land, shall all the increase of it be for food.

4) Stock up on food in the 6th year.

Lev 25:20  And if you shall say, What shall we eat the seventh year? Behold, we shall not sow nor gather in our increase! 21  Then I will command My blessing on you in the sixth year, and it shall bring forth fruit for three years.

5) Forgive any debts people owed to you by Sukkot.

Deu 15:1  At the end of every seven years you shall make a release. 2  And this is the manner of the release. Every man who has a loan to his neighbor shall release it. He shall not exact it from his neighbor, or from his brother, because it is called Jehovah’s release. 3  You may exact it from a foreigner, but your hand shall release that which is yours with your brother,

6) Read the Torah out loud at Sukkot so all can hear it being read.

Deu 31:10  And Moses commanded them, saying: At the end of seven years, at the set time of the year of release, in the Feast of Tabernacles, 11  when all Israel has come to appear before Jehovah your God in the place which He shall choose, you shall read this Law before all Israel in their hearing. 12  Gather the people, men and women and the little ones, and your stranger who is within your gates, so that they may hear and that they may learn and fear Jehovah your God, and be careful to do all the words of this Law, 13 andthat their sons who have not known may hear and learn to fear Jehovah your God, as long as you live in the land where you go over Jordan to possess it.

We are now in the third week of the Sabbatical year. By now you should be off of all fresh fruit and vegetables. It only takes a few days for those fresh fruit and vegetables to reach those climates in winter. Now that the Last Day of Unleavened Bread has passed, you can stock up on your leavened products for the year. You should also stock up on Matzo Bread for next year.

And by now you should also have completed all your obligations to the widows, orphan, and Levites from your tithes for the 6th year that is now past.

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. 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.

Ask Yehovah to bless you for having completed this task and then ask Him to bless your efforts as you keep the Sabbatical year and keep your food safe from decay or flood or hydro black outs and from scavengers like rodents. Ask Him to protect it and to bless you for keeping His commandments.

Deu 26:12  When you have made an end of tithing all the tithes of your increase the third year, the year of tithing, and have given it to the Levite, the stranger, the fatherless, and the widow (that they may eat inside your gates and be filled), 13  then you shall say before Jehovah your God, I have brought away the holy things out of my house, and also have given them to the Levite, and to the stranger, to the fatherless, and to the widow, according to all Your commandments which You have commanded me. I have not broken Your commandments, neither have I forgotten. 14  I have not eaten of it in my mourning, neither have I putany of it away for unclean use, nor have I given of it for the dead. I have listened to the voice of Jehovah my God, and have done according to all that You have commanded me. 15  Look down from Your holy dwelling, from Heaven, and bless Your people Israel and the land which You have given us, as You swore to our fathers, a land that flows with milk and honey. 16  Today Jehovah your God has commanded you to do these statutes and judgments. You therefore shall keep and do them with all your heart and with all your soul. 17  You have today said that Jehovah is your God, and that you would walk in His ways, and keep His statutes and His commandments and His judgments, and listen to His voice. 18  And Jehovah has taken you today to be His peculiar people, as He has promised you, and to keep all His commandments, 19  and to make you high above all nations which He has made, in praise and in name and in honor, and that you may be a holy people to Jehovah your God, even as He has spoken.

May Yehovah bless each and everyone of you for keeping the Sabbatical year commandment and breaking the curses that are upon our nations because we have not kept them in the past.

Letters this week

Hi Joseph. I know that you have been disappointed lately because of attacks from so called friends and brethren. I can’t imagine how that must feel to have your differences played out in public.

However, be encouraged because even though I don’t know you personally as a father, grandfather, co-worker….I consider you a friend because of our common desire to please Yahovah. We only met once, briefly, in PA but I feel you have a heart that seeks truth.

Be encouraged because when you are out front you take the punches more aggressively but you also make the most impact on the lives of people.

See, I would not be following Torah had I not seen your videos and heard you on the radio. You pounded truth in my mind and pulled me away from the deceptions that I was following. My family would be lost if Yahovah didn’t use you to be courageous enough to speak truth and if you were not humble enough to glorify the Father instead of yourself. The main reason I listen to you is because the message never seemed about you or your books or your knowledge but about Yahovah.

Please be encouraged. Yes there are those who hate you and everything you have to say, BUT there are those of us who appreciate you and applaud your courage. Yes courage comes with a price. I know you don’t consider yourself a prophet or boast about it, and you shouldn’t because no true biblical prophet ever wanted the job. They never glory in being the bearer of bad news. They never sought to be rich or popular. However, in this time.. for this season. …you have been chosen to be Yahovah’s mouth piece and spread His message of repentance and redemption. Therefore, you are in the seat of a prophet to proclaim Him to a world that rejects Him and all He commands.

I couldn’t do it. That is why He didn’t choose me. I am too afraid- too shy too timid to speak His unadulterated Word. I would cower and retreat instead of stand and proclaim and I am ashamed to admit that but it is true.

But you sir are a teacher and a prophet and rejection comes with the territory. You have the privilege of being heard, and followed, and respected above the common person like me but that comes with the price that your reputation will be slammed, your personal life will be scrutinized, and your platform is a target for attack by the enemy and those who serve him.

What would you rather have? A voice or no voice? I know you’d rather stand than cower, speak than be silenced, obey than reject Him, so pick yourself up up and dust yourself off and keep it moving. We need you!

Name a prophet who was not mocked, scorned or utterly rejected in his lifetime? Yet, the truths they were courageous enough to proclaim had a lasting impact.

I appreciate you. I respect you. I am proud of you. And as long a you proclaim Yahovah full and uncompromising Word instead of your opinions then I will listen because He chose you for “such a time as this!”

True teachers of Yahovah never appeal to the masses …..only the remnant!

May the peace and protection of our Father Yahovah be upon you and your family.

Shalom brother.

The Kol of the Shofar

In the history of the Americans, people would gather in what was called the commons in the centre of the village and express their complaints to others about the governing authorities. It was a rallying point for the people to come when alarms were sounded or to meet for festivals. At one point it was a tree that they would come and gather around, to hold their meetings. Long before that according to the Torah it was the Shofar being sounded that summoned the people.

Exo 19:13  There shall not be a hand to touch it, but that he shall surely be stoned or shot through; whether beast or man, it shall not live. When the trumpet sounds long, they shall come up to the mountain.

Recently I had the grandkids over for about a week. They got climbing in my office and found the Shofar. Lyla is 5 now and on her second try she was able to sound the shofar much better than any of the attempts I have ever made. Each time she blew it her eyes would just about come out. Then all the other grands would climb the stairs each and every time she blew it, to just stand there and listen to her blow it some more. She would do this first thing in the morning. Imagine this 5 year blowing this shofar of Grandpa’s, and all the other toddlers and crawlers scampering up the stairs and just standing there quietly as she blew it. Yes, they were for those few moments quiet, except for the blasting of the Shofar by Lyla.

The shofar produces some very mystical sounds, which have some very unusual properties. One of its properties is the ability to stir a heart to repentance.

Whenever I go to speak, many times there will be people there blowing the shofar. All of them together and all of them as loud as possible. The whole place is then silent and catches their breath after they have finished.

What is it about the sound of the shofar that calls us to return to Yehovah? To answer this question we must return to Gan Eden, that garden wherein we have the beginnings of everything.

After the first sin we find:

Gen 3:8 And they heard the voice (kol) of Jehovah God walking in the garden in the cool of the day. And Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of Jehovah God in the middle of the trees of the garden.

Exactly how does a “voice”, a kol, go “ walking”?

What I have found is that Torah was Yehovah’s plan for creation given to Israel through Moses at Mount Sinai in the presence of all the people of Israel. This plan was written out in the Torah. One worships Yehovah by studying this plan and putting it into practice, i.e. one  must walk (halak) in the Torah. Righteousness is, by definition, the state created by living according to the Torah, Yehovah’s plan. Our lives are defined by Torah regardless of where we live.

This particular Hebrew word for sound or voice, kol, resonates with another kol, the sound (kol) of the shofar:

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

This kol that we hear at Sinai is the same kol that went walking in Gan Eden right after the first sin. The kol that walked had a question:

Gen 3:9 And Jehovah God called to Adam and said to him, Where are you?

This question: “Where are you (Ayekah)?” was obviously not concerned with Adam’s physical location. After all, how can one hide from The One who is everywhere? This question must be asking a more profound question: ‘Ayekah?’ Where are you, where do you stand morally and spiritually, to what place are you directing your efforts?

The kol of Yehovah in the Garden of Eden looms significant because the shofar blessing on Yom Teruah, which reasonably could have stressed the “blowing” of the shofar, stresses the sound or voice, “lishmoah kol hashofar,” to hear (or internalize) the sound of the shofar.

The Rambam is quite explicit in altering the definition of the mitzva. He consistently defines the mitzvah as one of HEARING the shofar rather than BLOWING.

This then is the kol that walks. This kol comes seeking the state of the soul of His beloved. This same kol approaches us at this time of judgment. This kol from the shofar “walks” to us, His beloved, and asks: Where are you?

Where do you my beloved bride stand? Will you now keep the laws of My Kingdom? Where do you stand?

Consider the meaning of the following commands. MKJV

Lev 23:24  Speak to the sons of Israel saying: In the seventh month, in the first day of the month, you shall have a sabbath, a memorial summons, a holy convocation.

Another version restates this summons as a blast of horns; JPS

Lev 23:24  Speak unto the children of Israel, saying: In the seventh month, in the first day of the month, shall be a solemn rest unto you, a memorial proclaimed with the blast of horns, a holy convocation.

Num 29:1  And in the seventh month, on the first day of the month, ye shall have a holy convocation: ye shall do no manner of servile work; it is a day of blowing the horn unto you.

Then when we get back into the land during that 50th year Jubilee in 2045 we are to do the following

Lev 25:9  Then shalt thou make proclamation with the blast of the horn on the tenth day of the seventh month; in the day of atonement shall ye make proclamation with the horn throughout all your land.

Where do you stand; are you now with Yehovah or are you still in this world? Are you listening for His calling? Are you keeping the weekly Sabbath from sunset Friday to sunset Saturday? Which Passover did you keep this controversial year? Did you prove it or just go with the crowd? Are you keeping His appointed times when He said to keep them? Did you complete the tithing to the widows in the 6th year? Are you keeping the Sabbatical year now which started at Aviv 2016?

The Kol of Yehovah is sounding. Are you listening? Do you hear His voice talking to you from His Torah? Are you hiding from His voice or are you drawing towards it?

The Liberty Pole

A Poem by Ralph Waldo Emerson written in 1837.

By the rude bridge that arched the flood,

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Their flag to April’s breeze unfurled,
Here once the embattled farmers stood,
And fired the shot heard round the world.

The foe long since in silence slept;
Alike the conqueror silent sleeps;
And Time the ruined bridge has swept
Down the dark stream which seaward creeps.

On this green bank, by this soft stream,
We set to-day a votive stone;
That memory may their deed redeem,
When, like our sires, our sons are gone.

Spirit, that made those heroes dare,
To die, and leave their children free,
Bid Time and Nature gently spare
The shaft we raise to them and thee.

 

This April 19, 2016 will be the 241st year since Paul Revere’s ride took place and the shot heard around the world happened. In 1994 I took my family to Boston and visited many of these places and saw the markers where the soldiers and militiamen fell on this fateful day. We were there for Sukkot that year.

When things are happening around us, it is not until after those events do we grasp the significance of them. As it was in 1775 and those years leading up to the American Revolution, so it is now with us as we draw closer to the end of this age. Our calling, do we realize how great it is, the facts that we understand the meaning of the Sabbath and the meanings of the Holy Days and how all of the Torah is wrapped in the Sabbatical and Jubilee year understanding? The Prophets and the Apostles wanted to know the many things you now take for granted.

How are the next chapters of the book of acts going to record the things you did to further the kingdom of Yehovah leading up to His coming at the end of this age? Or will you be like that one servant who hid his master’s talent and did not use it to gain more? You get to choose.

Shot heard around the worldFor those around the world who do not know the historic value of this event in 1775, let me lay out the details leading up to it. Also for those who do not know or understand, this is about the British Empire, also known as Ephraim in the Bible and the American colonies who are from the tribe of Manasseh, the brother to Ephraim, the sons of Joseph, the son of Jacob. Ephraim would be given the name or title of Israel. It is this simple but important fact that unravels many biblical prophecies.

Gen 41:50 And two sons were born to Joseph before the years of famine came, whom Asenath the daughter of Potipherah priest of On bore to him. 51 And Joseph called the name of the first-born Manasseh, saying, For God has made me forget all my toil and all my father’s house. 52 And the name of the second he called Ephraim, saying, For God has caused me to be fruitful in the land of my affliction.

Jacob’s name was changed to Israel by Yehovah and now Jacob passed his title or name on to the two boys.Jacob_Blessing_Ephraim_and_Manasseh_by_Benjamin_West-300x280

Gen 48:1 And it happened after these things, that one told Joseph, Behold, your father is sick. And he took with him his two sons, Manasseh and Ephraim. 2 And one spoke to Jacob, and said, Behold, your son Joseph comes to you. And Israel strengthened himself, and sat on the bed. 3 And Jacob said to Joseph, God Almighty appeared to me at Luz in the land of Canaan, and blessed me. 4 And He said to me, Behold, I will make you fruitful and multiply you. And I will make of you a multitude of people, and will give this land to your seed after you for an everlasting possession. 5 And now your two sons, Ephraim and Manasseh, who are born to you in the land of Egypt before I came to you into Egypt, are mine; like Reuben and Simeon, they shall be mine.

Gen 48:8 And Israel beheld Joseph’s sons, and said, Who are these? 9 And Joseph said to his father, They are my sons, whom God has given me in this place. And he said, Please bring them to me, and I will bless them. 10 And the eyes of Israel were dim for age; he could not see. And he brought them near him, and he kissed them and embraced them. 11 And Israel said to Joseph, I had not thought I would see your face, and, lo, God has showed me also your seed. 12 And Joseph brought them out from between his knees, and he bowed his face to the earth. 13 And Joseph took them both, Ephraim in his right hand toward Israel’s left, and Manasseh in his left toward Israel’s right hand. And he brought them near to him. 14 And Israel stretched out his right hand, and laid it on Ephraim’s head, who was the younger, and his left on Manasseh’s head, crossing his hands. For Manasseh was the first-born. 15 And he blessed Joseph and said, May God, before whom my fathers Abraham and Isaac walked, the God who fed me all my life to this day, 16 the Angel who redeemed me from all evil, bless the lads. And let my name be named on them, and the name of my fathers Abraham and Isaac, and let them grow like the fishes into a multitude in the midst of the earth. 17 And Joseph saw that his father laid his right hand on the head of Ephraim, and it was evil in his eyes. And he held up his father’s hand to remove it from Ephraim’s head to Manasseh’s head. 18 And Joseph said to his father, Not so, my father. For this is the first-born. Put your right hand on his head. 19 And his father refused and said, I know, my son, I know. He also shall become a people, and he also shall be great, but truly his younger brother shall be greater than he is, and his seed shall become a multitude of nations. 20 And he blessed them that day, saying, In you shall Israel bless, saying, God make you as Ephraim and as Manasseh. And he put Ephraim before Manasseh. 21 And Israel said to Joseph, Behold, I die. But God shall be with you, and bring you again into the land of your fathers.

There were a number of things leading up to the American War with Great Britain that we need to briefly look at.

Parliament_Stamp_Act1765The Stamp Act 1765 (short title Duties in American Colonies Act 1765; 5 George III, c. 12) was an act of the Parliament of the Great Britain that imposed a direct tax on the colonies of British America and required that many printed materials in the colonies be produced on stamped paper produced in London, carrying an embossed revenue stamp. Printed materials included legal documents, magazines, playing cards, newspapers and many other types of paper used throughout the colonies. Like previous taxes, the stamp tax had to be paid in valid British currency, not in colonial paper money. The purpose of the tax was to help pay for troops stationed in North America after the British victory in the Seven Years’ War and the French Indian War. The Americans said there was no military need for the soldiers because there were no foreign enemies on the continent, and the Americans had always protected themselves against Native Americans. They suggested it was rather a matter of British patronage to surplus British officers and career soldiers who should be paid by London.

The Stamp Act was very unpopular among colonists. A consensus considered it a violation of their rights as Englishmen to be taxed without their consent — consent that only the colonial legislatures could grant. Their slogan was “No taxation without representation.” Colonial assemblies sent petitions and protests. The Stamp Act Congress held in New York City was the first significant joint colonial response to any British measure; it petitioned Parliament and the King. Local protest groups, led by colonial merchants and landowners, established connections through Committees of Correspondence that created a loose coalition that extended from New England to Maryland. Protests and demonstrations initiated by a new secret organization called the Sons of Liberty often turned violent and destructive as the masses became involved. Very soon all stamp tax distributors were intimidated into resigning their commissions, and the tax was never effectively collected.

Opposition to the Stamp Act was not limited to the colonies. British merchants and manufacturers, whose exports to the colonies were threatened by colonial boycotts, pressured Parliament. The Act was repealed on March 18, 1766 as a matter of expedience, but Parliament affirmed its power to legislate for the colonies “in all cases whatsoever” by also passing the Declaratory Act. There followed a series of new taxes and regulations, likewise opposed by the colonists.

The episode played a major role in defining the grievances — later clearly stated within the text of the Indictment of George III  section of the Declaration of Independence— and enabling the organized colonial resistance that led to the American Revolution in 1775.

The Sons of Liberty was an organization of American colonists that was created in the Thirteen American Colonies. The secret society was formed to protect the rights of the colonists and to fight taxation by the British government. They played a major role in most colonies in battling the Stamp Act in 1765.  Although the group officially disbanded after the Stamp Act was repealed, the name was applied to other local Patriot groups during the years preceding the American Revolution.

In the popular imagination, the Sons of Liberty was a formal underground organization with recognized members and leaders. More likely, the name was an underground term for any men resisting new Crown taxes and laws.  The well-known label allowed organizers to issue anonymous summons to a Liberty Tree, “Liberty Pole”, or other public meeting-place. Furthermore, a unifying name helped to promote inter-Colonial efforts against Parliament and the Crown’s actions. Their motto became “No taxation without representation.”

The Liberty Tree was a famous elm tree that stood in Boston near Boston Common, in the days before the American Revolution (1776–1783). In 1765, colonists in Boston staged the first act of defiance against the British government at the tree. The tree became a rallying point for the growing resistance to the rule of Britain over the American colonies and for that reason it was felled by British soldiers in 1775.

Poles were often erected in town squares in the years before and during the American Revolution. Some colonists erected liberty poles on their own private land (such as in Woburn, Massachusetts—the pole raising there is re-enacted annually). An often violent struggle over liberty poles erected by the Sons of Liberty in New York City raged for 10 years. The poles were periodically destroyed by the royal authorities (see the Battle of Golden Hill), only to be replaced by the Sons with new ones. The conflict lasted from the repeal of the Stamp Act in 1766 until the revolutionary New York Provincial Congress came to power in 1775. The liberty pole in New York City had been crowned with a gilt vane bearing the single word, “Liberty”.

In Boston in the late 1760s, the stirrings of what became the American Revolution began as residents grew angry about the heavy taxation to which they were subjected. With the Townshend Acts of 1767, the British placed taxes on imported goods, including glass, lead, paint, paper, and tea. To enforce the acts, they imposed a heavy military presence on the Massachusetts colonists that exacerbated tensions between the local populace and representatives of the crown. On March 5, 1770, British sentries guarding the Boston Customs House were surrounded by jeering Bostonians slinging hard-packed snowballs. The small group of soldiers lost control when one of their regiment was struck. Despite explicit orders to the contrary, they shot into a crowd of civilians, killing three and injuring eight others, two of them mortally. This sensationalized portrayal of the skirmish was engraved, printed, and sold by future Revolutionary War hero Paul Revere. Revere copied the print from a design by Henry Pelham for an engraving later published under the title “The Fruits of Arbitrary Power, or the Bloody Massacre.” Revere’s print appeared on or about March 28, 1770. Among those injured in the massacre was the African-American sailor Crispus Attucks.

TeaPartyCommonsIn November 1773 the merchant ship Dartmouth arrived in Boston harbor carrying the first shipment of tea made under the terms of the Tea Act. This act authorized the British East India Company to ship tea (of which it had huge surpluses due to colonial boycotts organized in response to the Townshend Acts) directly to the colonies, bypassing colonial merchants. Passage of the act prompted calls for renewed protests against the tea shipments, on which Townshend duties were still levied. Revere and Warren, as members of the informal “North End Caucus”, organized a watch over the Dartmouth to prevent the unloading of the tea. Revere took his turns on guard duty, and was one of the ringleaders in the Boston Tea Party of December 16, when colonists (some disguised as Indians) dumped tea from the Dartmouth and two other ships into the harbor.

April 14, 1775 – Massachusetts Governor Gage is secretly ordered by the British to enforce the Coercive Acts and suppress “open rebellion” among colonists by using all necessary force.

April 18, 1775 – General Gage orders 700 British soldiers to Concord to destroy the colonists’ weapons depot.

That night, Paul Revere and William Dawes are sent from Boston to warn colonists. Revere reaches Lexington about midnight and warns Sam Adams and John Hancock who are hiding out there.

At dawn on April 19 about 70 armed Massachusetts militiamen stand face to face on Lexington Green with the British advance guard. An unordered ‘shot heard around the world’ begins the American Revolution. A volley of British muskets followed by a charge with bayonets leaves eight Americans dead and ten wounded. The British regroup and head for the depot in Concord, destroying the colonists’ weapons and supplies. At the North Bridge in Concord, a British platoon is attacked by militiamen, with 14 casualties.

British forces then begin a long retreat from Lexington back to Boston and are harassed and shot at all along the way by farmers and rebels and suffer over 250 casualties. News of the events at Lexington and Concord spreads like wildfire throughout the Colonies.

April 23, 1775 – The Provincial Congress in Massachusetts orders 13,600 American soldiers to be mobilized. Colonial volunteers from all over New England assemble and head for Boston, then establish camps around the city and begin a year long siege of British-held Boston.

May 10, 1775 – American forces led by Ethan Allen and Benedict Arnold capture Fort Ticonderoga in New York. The fort contains a much needed supply of military equipment including cannons which are then hauled to Boston by ox teams.

May 10, 1775 – The Second Continental Congress convenes in Philadelphia, with John Hancock elected as its president. On May 15, the Congress places the colonies in a state of defense. On June 15, the Congress unanimously votes to appoint George Washington general and commander-in-chief of the new Continental Army.

June 17, 1775 – The first major fight between British and American troops occurs at Boston in the Battle of Bunker Hill.  American troops are dug in along the high ground of Breed’s Hill (the actual location) and are attacked by a frontal assault of over 2000 British soldiers who storm up the hill. The Americans are ordered not to fire until they can see “the whites of their eyes.” As the British get within 15 paces, the Americans let loose a deadly volley of musket fire and halt the British advance. The British then regroup and attack 30 minutes later with the same result. A third attack, however, succeeds as the Americans run out of ammunition and are left only with bayonets and stones to defend themselves. The British succeed in taking the hill, but at a loss of half their force, over a thousand casualties, with the Americans losing about 400, including important colonial leader, General Joseph Warren.

July 3, 1775 – At Cambridge, Massachusetts, George Washington takes command of the Continental Army which now has about 17,000 men.

July 5, 1775 – The Continental Congress adopts the Olive Branch Petition which expresses hope for a reconciliation with Britain, appealing directly to the King for help in achieving this. In August, King George III refuses even to look at the petition and instead issues a proclamation declaring the Americans to be in a state of open rebellion.

July 6, 1775 – The Continental Congress issues a Declaration on the Causes and Necessity of Taking Up Arms detailing the colonists’ reasons for fighting the British and states the Americans are “resolved to die free men rather than live as slaves.”

It was not until July 1776 when the Continental Congress declared the 13 colonies free and independent states from Great Britain. It is this date that is celebrated today.

2300-Days-Book-CoverNow, I just wanted to share this with you. I shared this history with you in order to show you something that you need to be aware of.

Since 2005, we have been warning you that a major war was coming in the 4th Sabbatical cycle of this current Jubilee cycle, somewhere between 2017 and 2023. And we have been telling you that the USA is going to be decimated in this coming war. We base this on the 4th curse of Lev 26.

Lev 26:23  And if you will not be reformed by Me by these things, but will still walk contrary to Me, 24  then I will walk contrary to you and will punish you seven times more for your sins. 25  And I will bring a sword on you that shall execute the vengeance of the covenant. And when you are gathered inside your cities, I will send the plague among you. And you shall be delivered into the hand of the enemy.

We also warn you in our book The 2300 Days of Hell, based on the Daniel 9:24-27 prophecy, that in the middle of this 120th Jubilee cycle, which is also the 70th Jubilee cycle or 70th week since Yehovah told Moses to go and get my people, which we spoke of last week in our News letter. That in the middle of this 70th week or 70th Jubilee cycle, Israel, all 12 tribes will be destroyed. Once again I urge you all to get this book and read it and share it with your family and loved ones.

The chart below is the current Jubilee cycle. You can see that the 4th Sabbatical cycle begins in 2017 and goes to the Sabbatical year of 2023. In the middle of this Jubilee Cycle just as the prophecy of Daniel warns is the year 2020. That year of 2020 is both in the middle of this Jubilee cycle and the middle of the 4th Sabbatical cycle of the curse of war.

Some say 2017 is a Jubilee year. Yet they are not keeping the 49th year as a Sabbatical year now based on their own wrong conclusions. The next Jubilee year will be 2045-2046.

We can only warn you of what is coming. We cannot make you take action. The Kol is sounding. The middle of this 70th Jubilee cycle will be Shavuot. The Kol is sounding. Are you going to rally around the one place where this message is being sent from, the liberty pole if you will, Sightedmoon.com? The KOL is sounding and it grows louder with each Holy Day and each year that passes. The attacks in Paris, the attacks in Belgium. The mass immigration or invasion of Europe; the KOL is sounding. Nuclear facilities have been watched by these Belgium cells, the KOL is sounding. We have been saying the same thing over and over since 2005. We wrote of the Islamic world rising up in The Prophecies of Abraham in 2010 and our News Letters in 2008 and 2009. The prophecy of Joseph in prison which we have shared here a few times now warns of an attack on Rome which is what ISIS has declared it will do. The KOL is sounding.

I am asking you, plain and simple, to get behind the one source that has consistently been telling you of these things because of our understanding of the Sabbatical and Jubilee year cycles. No one, NO ONE else has shown you these things nor explained the blood moons to you as we have. Some are now copy cats in whole or in part, but they do not lead you in this understanding. I have set out before you our goals this winter. Little response was heard from you. Will you now, today and from this day forward, faithfully support sightedmoon.com with your donations to help us get this work done as it should be done around the world? We need your help week in and week out so that we can do this work full time, from now until the end of this age. Will you help? Will you rally around this place of liberty, which is what the Torah gives you when you obey it. Has any other group proven to you from your own bible when the Sabbatical and Jubilee years are? Yet we have and we are asking you for your on going and continuous support to do this work.

The KOL is sounding and it grows louder and louder. What are you going to do?

Let me now show you things that no one else is teaching you. Things you are only going to learn here. And this is why you should consider supporting us.

I also want you to notice from this chart that the years 2014 and the year 2015 as well as the year 2016 have something going on at Passover and Sukkot each year. That is six years in a row. There were Lunar Eclipses on the High Holy Days of Passover and Sukkot in each of these years.

Passover 2014

Sukkot 2014

Passover 2015

Passover 2015

A Blood Moon warns that war is coming and the Dark Moons warn that famine is coming.

Again let us look at Lev 23 and see what else Yehovah warns us will come to us if we do not obey.

Lev 26:23  And if you will not be reformed by Me by these things, but will still walk contrary to Me, 24  then I will walk contrary to you and will punish you seven times more for your sins. 25  And I will bring a sword on you that shall execute the vengeance of the covenant. And when you are gathered inside your cities, I will send the plague among you. And you shall be delivered into the hand of the enemy. 26  When I have broken the staff of your bread, ten women shall bake your bread in one oven, and they shall deliver you your bread again by weight. And you shall eat and not be satisfied. 27  And if you will not for all of this listen to Me, but will walk contrary to Me, 28  then I will walk contrary to you also in fury. And I, even I, will chastise you seven times for your sins. 29  And you shall eat the flesh of your sons, and the flesh of your daughters you shall eat.

Blood Red Moon turns red as it passes through the earth’s shadow. It goes from silver to dark yellow and then to red as the sun’s rays are refracted, allowing only the red rays to strike on the moon.

The barley reports, although controversial this year, did have multiple witnesses showing that it was ripe for wave sheaf day. We had a dark moon for Passover 2016

 We have a dark moon for Sukkot 2016

A dark moon is a Dark Yellow Moon. It is not bright white or silver. It turns a dark yellow as it passes through the earth’s shadow.

As I was reading about Paul Revere’s ride, I decided to check the year it took place and compare that date as the start of the war of the Revolution of the Americas, and just see how it matched up with the curse of Lev 26.

As you can see from the next chart, not only is 1775 during the Sabbatical cycle of war, it is also in the middle of the cycle and in the middle of that Jubilee cycle.

Looking at the charts for the Sabbatical and Jubilee year cycles you can see that the year of 1775 was the middle of the 4th Sabbatical cycle. The same fourth Sabbatical cycle which is a warning for the curse of war as we are told in Lev 26.

Not only was the start of the American Revolution involving the 4th curse of Lev 26 and in the 4th Sabbatical cycle, but it even had blood moons and dark moons on the High Holy Days for those years, preceding this event warning the people of Yehovah of the coming sword.

Take a look at the following charts from NASA for the years leading up to 1775. When you see the dark area on the map of the world it generally means the moon would be in dark phase.

On June 17, 1775 was the first major engagement of Colonial troops against the British forces at the Battle of Bunker Hill, just one week after Pentecost or Shavuot which took place on June 4, 1775. This becomes interesting when we compare it to the way the covenant made with many began in 1972, the week after Shavuot. This covenant was just ratified in Paris in December, 2015 and all nations of the world signed on to it.

Having done all of this research, I then began to wonder about other major events in American history. When I looked at the landing of the Mayflower at Plymouth in 1620 I did not see anything that would lead me to add more information to the facts I already had. It was only after a little more digging that I discovered another war that took place that I had never hear of.

King Philip’s War, sometimes called the First Indian War, Metacom’s War, Metacomet’s War, or Metacom’s Rebellion, was an armed conflict between Native American inhabitants of present-day New England and English colonists and their Native American allies in 1675–78. The war is named for the main leader of the Native American side, Metacomet, who had adopted the English name “King Philip” in honor of the previously-friendly relations between his father and the original Mayflower Pilgrims.  The war continued in the most northern reaches of New England until the signing of the Treaty of Casco Bay in April 1678.

Metacom (c. 1638-1676) was the second son of Wampanoag chief Massasoit,  who had coexisted peacefully with the Pilgrims. Metacom succeeded his father in 1662 and reacted against the European settlers’ continued encroaching onto Wampanoag lands. At Taunton in 1671, he was humiliated when colonists forced him to sign a new peace agreement that included the surrender of Indian guns. When officials in Plymouth Colony hanged three Wampanoags in 1675 for the murder of a Christianized Indian, Metacom’s alliance launched a united assault on colonial towns throughout the region. Metacom’s forces enjoyed initial victories in the first year, but then the Native American alliance began to unravel. By the end of the conflict, the Wampanoags and their Narragansett allies were almost completely destroyed. Metacom anticipated their defeat and returned to his ancestral home at Mt. Hope, where he was killed while walking in the forest.

The war was the single greatest calamity to occur in seventeenth century Puritan New England and is considered by many to be the deadliest war in the history of European settlement in North America in proportion to the population. In the space of little more than a year, twelve of the region’s towns were destroyed and many more damaged, the colony’s economy was all but ruined, and its population was decimated, losing one-tenth of all men available for military service. More than half of New England’s towns were attacked by Native American warriors.

Once again we have war in the middle of the Jubilee Cycle, the 4th Sabbatical cycle of war, and Israel, the Ephraimites who descended from Jacob are destroyed for not obeying Yehovah.
I also found the following lunar eclipses that warned of the war and famine that was to come in the years prior and again these are on the crescent moon High Holy Days of Passover and Sukkot. There were many other blood moons and dark moons but they were not on the High Holy Days. .

What are we to make of all of this?

Yehovah is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow. He does not change.

Mal_3:6 For I am Jehovah, I change not. Because of this you sons of Jacob are not destroyed.

Heb_13:8  Jesus Christ the same yesterday and today and forever.

In 732 B.C. Assyria began to attack Israel and captured the three tribes of Reuben Gad and Manasseh and led them into captivity. In 725 B.C. Shalmaneser starts the siege of Samaria which would lead to its destruction and the deportation of the Israelite in 723 B.C.

Now take a look at the Jubilee cycle for when this event took place. Once again it is the 4th Sabbatical cycle, the one that contains the curse of war from Lev 26. Also take special note that the year when Shalmaneser began the siege is the middle of the Jubilee cycle and the middle of this 4th Sabbatical cycle.

723 BC

If Yehovah does not change then the Sabbath never changed. Nor did the keeping of the Holy Days nor the keeping of the Sabbatical years. He has not changed, but we His children – we changed and grew away from Him. All you have to do is repent now that you have heard these warnings. Do that and Yehovah will make His word known to you.

Pro_1:23  Turn at my warning; behold, I will pour out my Spirit to you; I will make my words known to you.

He has promised to pour out His spirit on all flesh in these last days.

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. 29  And also I will pour out My Spirit on the slaves and on the slave women in those days.

The problem is with men; we do not accept that spirit and we fight against it and refuse to believe. I am seeing many today who are just starting this walk and they have learned so much so quickly. It just amazes me that what took me years and years to learn they pick up like nothing. And that is Yehovah’s spirit working on each and every one of you, and me, as well.

Mat_20:16  So the last shall be first, and the first last, for many are called, but few are chosen.

Mat_22:14  For many are called, but few chosen.

Where are you going to stand when all of this comes to pass?

Will you be the Paul Revere sent out in the middle of the night to warn the nations? Will you be the John Adams, or George Washington fighting for Yehovah? When that trumpet is sounded and it has already sounded, will you gather to the one that gives Liberty to All that OBEY HIM and keep the laws of the Kingdom now as we train for our positions in that Kingdom? Will you run to the front of the troops waving the flag of Liberty and freedom on the pole of Torah?

Where are we going to find you when that Trumpet Sounds warning of war?

It has already sounded, and we must warn the rest of the brethren that the King of the North along with the King of the South are about to attack us.

WHERE DO YOU STAND?

Counting the Omer

Counting Of the Omer WEEK THREE | Day One |

The Law of Yehovah |

Psalm 119:1-8

This first day will begin on the Sunday during the Days of Unleavened Bread. Today is the first day of the first week of seven weeks. Today is the first day of the counting of fifty days from the day of the waving of the Omer on the morrow after the Sabbath.

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

1 Blessed are the perfect in the way, who walk in the Torah of Yehovah! 2 Blessed are those who observe His witnesses, who seek Him with all their heart! 3 Yea, they shall do no unrighteousness; they shall walk in His ways. 4 You have commanded us to guard Your orders diligently. 5 Oh, that my ways were established to guard Your laws! 6 Then I would not be ashamed, when I look into all Your commands. 7 I thank You with uprightness of heart, when I learn the right-rulings of Your righteousness. 8 I guard Your laws; oh, do not leave me entirely! (Psalm 119:1-8)

 

Day Two |

Obedience To the Law of Yehovah |

Psalm 119:9-16

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

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

9 How would a young man cleanse his path? To guard it according to Your Word? 10 I have sought You with all my heart; let me not stray from Your commands! 11 I have treasured up Your word in my heart, that I might not sin against You. 12 Blessed are You, O ????! Teach me Your laws. 13 With my lips I have recounted all the right-rulings of Your mouth. 14 I have rejoiced in the way of Your witnesses, as over all riches. 15 I meditate on Your orders, and regard Your ways. 16 I delight myself in Your laws; I do not forget Your Word. (Psalm 119:16)

 

Day Three |

Happiness In the Law of Yehovah |

Psalm 119:17-24

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

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

Do good to Your servant, let me live and I guard Your Word. 18 Open my eyes, that I might see wonders from Your Torah. 19 I am a sojourner in the earth. Do not hide Your commands from me. 20 My being is crushed with longing for Your right-rulings at all times. 21 You rebuked the proud, cursed ones, who are straying from Your commands. 22 Remove from me reproach and scorn, for I have observed Your witnesses. 23 Though princes sat, speaking against me, Your servant meditates on Your laws. 24 Your witnesses also are my delight, my counselors. (Psalm 119:24)

 

Day Four |

Determination To Obey the Law of Yehovah |

Psalm 119:25-32

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

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

25 My being has been clinging to the dust; revive me according to Your Word. 26 I have recounted my ways and You answered me; teach me Your laws. 27 Make me understand the way of Your orders; that I might meditate on Your wonders. 28 My being has wept from grief; strengthen me according to Your Word. 29 Remove from me the way of falsehood, and favor me with Your Torah. 30 I have chosen the way of truth; Your right-rulings I have held level. 31 I have clung to Your witnesses; O Yehovah, do not put me to shame! 32 I run the way of Your commands, for You enlarge my heart. (Psalm 119:32)

 

Day Five |

A Prayer For Understanding |

Psalm 119:33-40

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

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

33 Teach me, O Yehovah, the way of Your laws, and I observe it to the end. 34 Make me understand, that I might observe Your Torah, and guard it with all my heart. 35 Make me walk in the path of Your commands, for I have delighted in it. 36 Incline my heart to Your witnesses, and not to own gain. 37 Turn away my eyes from looking at falsehood, and revive me in Your way. 38 Establish Your Word to Your servant, which leads to the fear of You. 39 Turn away my reproach which I dread, for Your right-rulings are good. 40 See, I have longed for Your orders; revive me in Your righteousness. (Psalm 119:40)

 

 

Day Six |

Trusting the Law of Yehovah |

Psalm 119:41-48

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

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

41 And let Your kindnesses come to me, O Yehovah; Your deliverance, according to Your Word. 42 So that I answer my reprover, for I have trusted in Your Word. 43 And do not take away from my mouth the word of truth entirely, for I have waited for Your right-rulings. 44 That I might guard Your Torah continually, forever and ever. 45 That I might walk in a broad place, for I have sought Your orders. 46 That I might speak of Your witnesses before sovereigns, and not be ashamed. 47 That I might delight myself in Your commands, which I have loved. 48 That I might lift up my hands to Your commands, which I have loved; while I meditate on Your laws. (Psalm 119:48)