News Letter 5852-003
The Shemitah Year
9th 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 Third 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
March 19, 2016
Shalom to The Royal Family of Yehovah,
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 and that 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.
Here are the facts.
-uses the end of the 12th month to decide if the barley is Aviv or not.
-said the barley was in a dough stage or worm stage
-From this date with some few aviv and much in the dough stage to the wave sheaf day in April is 46 days. By then much of the barley will have reseeded.
-uses wave sheaf day to decide if the barley is aviv by that date to declare the new year.
-said the barley was in late dough stage.
-uses wave sheaf day to decide if the barley is aviv by that date to declare the new year.
-said the barley was in late dough stage.
-From March 11, The first day of the Month of Aviv until wave sheaf day is 16 days. The barley will go to Aviv ready in just ten days.
-The Month of Aviv means the Month, not just the first day or by the first day.
Lev 23:9 And Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying, 10 Speak to the sons of Israel and say to them, When you have come into the land which I give to you, and shall reap the harvest of it, then you shall bring a sheaf of the firstfruits of your harvest to the priest. 11 And he shall wave the sheaf before Jehovah to be received for you. On the next day after the sabbath the priest shall wave it. 12 And you shall offer that day when you wave the sheaf, a male lamb without blemish of the first year for a burnt offering to Jehovah. 13 And its food offering shall be two-tenths part of fine flour mixed with oil, a fire offering to Jehovah for a sweet savor. And the drink offering of it shall be of wine, the fourth part of a hin.
Lev 23:14 And you shall eat neither bread, nor parched grain, nor green ears, until the same day, until you have brought an offering to your God.It shall be a statute forever throughout your generations in all your dwellings. 15 And you shall count to you from the next day after the sabbath, from the day that you brought the sheaf of the wave offering; seven sabbaths shall be complete.
Deut 16:9 You shall count seven weeks to yourselves. Begin to count the seven weeks from the time you began to put the sickle to the grain.
The day you put the sickle to the Barley is the same day that you are to start harvesting the grain. No one could begin harvesting until the wave sheaf was completed. If they had to wait another 46 days then some farmers would lose their crops.
So how are you all doing?
It has been a week, has it not? I had a lot of discussions and many good people doing good studies as they, along with me, sought to search out the truth about the barley. Many learned a great deal from this controversy and it was a great blessing to those who did the research. Here are a few comments from one of our Facebook pages after I made our announcement.
Jan Sytsma I’ve learned so very much about Abiv, the MONTH of Abiv, The First Fruits offering requiring the Abiv AND NOT passover or New Month! I read and I read, yet we still read from tradition until someone with eyes to see…multiple people actually….put it together THEN our eyes are opened to see what was there all along! Thank you SO MUCH for persisting in finding the truth, Joseph Dumond.
Raphaela Ephramite I must say I learn more every year and expected some dissention as usual but it is really bad this year. Digging into scripture and diligently seeking to do this Yah’s Way gets harder as the path becomes more narrow. Thanks for the extra newsletter and all your prayerful consideration of the issues behind this very important topic, Joseph Dumond.
Patricia Armstrong We do owe a collective thank you to Joseph for not being a follower of the masses, and losing a bunch of sleep to scour the globe with the Scriptures in one hand and a prayer in the other to get this sorted out so that the great number of us who intend to follow this most important of years will get it right. I am not qualified to decipher it at all so it’s nice to read things like I am 4 years old so that this can sink in for me. One could just as easily have flung one’s hands in the air when the call for the New Year was so difficult to make, but Joe has taken the time to tend to all souls willing to learn.
Thank you ladies for the accolades. I did my research and I shared it with you. You were then to do your own research and that is what some of you did and by doing that you learned a great deal.
Unfortunately as always happens, many people get mad and begin to slander those who do not agree with them.
In the many discussions a certain spirit came out again among those who call themselves brethren. Raphaela Ephramite said this in one of her posts;
I am appalled at what I have seen the last several days with those who claim to be Yah’s set apart ones. The spring feast always bring much dissention, Hasatan hates us after all. But do we really need to play into his hands so well? Yeah, the barley reports were conflicting, anyone really expect any less? The Hebrew calendar had a 13th month calculated into it this year and two lunar eclipses are coming following solar eclipse that started the year for many of us..If you actually did your research and are comfortable with the decision you made for the new year, then leave everyone else alone unless they actually ask you why you decided on this date! May Yah baruk you and your family during the time you understand to keep His Appointed Times.
We must each work out our own deliverance. The degree that people are tearing each other apart for doing what they believe and understand to be right according to their due diligence is appalling. We are supposed to be Yah’s set apart ones. How about we actually act like it and demonstrate the fruit of the spirit which begins with love? Some were baiting others for confrontational purposes. The tares once again rise up. Who cares what the subject is, but how you deal with those of a differing opinion is what counts. Do it in love instead of commanding the earth to open up and swallow those who do not agree with you.
I have been in non-stop discussions about the barley Thursday to Tuesday evening, non-stop and also on the phone and via emails. It has been good to see so many working this out and trying to figure it out. We even had a number of the leaders in discussions on two occasions that I was involved in. Each sharing and discussing the barley trying to resolve if it to be aviv by the first or by wave sheaf day. Some changed their positions and others did not. But we did it in love seeking Yehovah’s will and not that of the majority.
But there are some who are not mature in the faith and they want to slander and ridicule anyone who differs from their opinion. Then the fighting begins and the divisions start. Why do you do this? Why are you so ignorant and have no love for your brother? I have had many people say evil things about me this week because I was not in agreement with them. Why should this be?
Nehemiah and I are still good friends. I have not talked with Keith or Yoel, but I believe we are still good friends, also. Schalk and Elsa will also be keeping an April Passover and we remain good friends too. Why are some of you now saying derogatory remarks about me for making my decision based on the facts that I shared with you. There are other facts that I am not at liberty to share but they will come out in time.
A comment was sent to me stating that in all of this there was a Samaritan Spirit going on.
I did not know what that meant so I looked it up and when I read it I began to cry. And twice when I thought about it the next day, I again began to bawl and had to pull over and stop driving.
Do you know why the Jews were kicked out of Jerusalem and the temple destroyed? I am not able to find the quote but they say they were expelled because they did not have love for one another. At the destruction there were three groups fighting each other in Jerusalem while the Romans were still outside. And the Jews were slaughtering each other. It was also a Shemitah Year and they had food stored up from the 6th year just like many of you have now done and are about to complete. Because they did not agree one group would try to burn up the other groups food storage and vice a versa. Are you any different than they?
Are we not doing the exact same thing to one another with our words?
As we approach Passover and the Days of Unleavened Bread, have you considered just how far we have strayed from Yehovah? Think about it. You are to be deleavening your homes as we approach Passover and the Days of Unleavened Bread. You are putting the sin out of your lives, but you can’t love your brethren. Yehovah called them the same as He called you. Whether you were first or last called, you get the same reward. Why are you a stumbling block to others in the faith?
Rehoboam was the King of Judah and raised the taxes of Israel. Jeroboam rebelled against these taxes and led Israel away from Judah and thus began the divided Kingdom of David and Solomon. Jeroboam then changed the festival date to the 8th month of the year so that Israel would not associate with those Jews and maybe return back to keeping the Feasts with them. He then set up calves and said they were god.
When I was there on tour with Avi Ben Mordichai a few years ago, I began to cry as I prayed for our sins which started here at this place. I could not stop crying as I tried to pray for what we, Ephraim, had done and continue to do to this day.
The Samarian Spirit.
Israel lived in the north and the land was known as Samaria. When Israel was removed from the land in 723 B.C, Assyria then replaced them with other people who became known as the Samaritans. They too worshiped a god the way they all wanted. Not the way Yehovah commanded. They too, knew better that those Jews.
Let’s now read about this spirit that we Ephriamites have. It is explained to us in a few verses in Hosea. I would urge you to read all of Hosea but we will just look at few now.
The prophet Hosea wrote, “Then the iniquity of Ephraim was uncovered, and the wickedness of Samaria. For they have committed fraud” (Hosea 7:1), “Your calf is rejected, O Samaria! My anger is aroused against them–How long until they attain to innocence? For from Israel is even this: A workman made it, and it is not God; But the calf of Samaria shall be broken to pieces” (Hosea 8:5-6), and “Samaria is held guilty, for she has rebelled against her God. They shall fall by the sword, Their infants shall be dashed in pieces, and their women with child ripped open” (Hosea 13:16).
How long until we will get past our guilt and attain the innocence we once had before Yehovah? How long?
And I am now again crying as I think about it and how far we have gone from Yehovah.
We Ephraim are such idiots. Fighting and bickering over so many things. Will we ever get past our guilt to our innocence? When I read that scripture I was floored and it has stuck with me. Will He ever forgive us for leaving 2945 years ago? There are not enough Bullocks to offer up for our past. Hosea too says we are going back to Egypt and to Assyria. We do that in captivity. Are you going to argue and hate your fellow slave as they are beaten or when you are beaten because they have a different understanding of some scriptures? Or will you finally be able to show and have empathy for those who do not understand?
Judah has stuck it out. And so many of us think we are much better than those Jews. We have no Yehshivas to train our kids in Torah from the time they can go to school. We have no communities that practice Torah. Many of us do not even have homes where Torah is taught. We have no Temple to send teachers out to train us. Hell, none of us can speak Hebrew. We learn a few words and think we are Jews now. Again we are such idiots. Most of us have no clue how quiet the streets are on Shabbat in Jerusalem.
We are all so stupid and conceited. We have no teachers and the ones we do have we do not support and continually attack. Yet we were at one time His First Fruits.
Yes, we were His first Fruits.
Jer 2:3 Israel was holiness to Jehovah, and the firstfruits of His increase. All that devour him shall offend; evil shall come on them, says Jehovah.
Yehovah says evil shall come on those of you who devour His First Fruits. If you are devouring His sheep, His brethren, then evil is coming for you. Think about it.
Many people also said to me why should we listen to any Karaite? They are Jews and do not believe in the Messiah. This and many more anti-Semitic comments. Do you also forget that Judah too are His First Fruits?
Have you forgotten the parable about the prodigal son?
Luk 15:11 And He said, A certain man had two sons. 12 And the younger of them said to his father, Father, give me the portion of goods that is coming to me. And he divided his living to them. 13 And not many days afterward, the younger son gathered all together and went away into a far country. And there he wasted his property, living dissolutely. 14 And when he had spent all, there arose a mighty famine in that land. And he began to be in want. 15 And he went and joined himself to a citizen of that country. And he sent him into his fields to feed pigs. 16 And he was longing to fill his belly with the husks that the pigs ate, and no one gave to him. 17 And when he came to himself, he said, How many hired servants of my father abound in loaves, and I perish with hunger! 18 I will arise and go to my father, and will say to him, Father, I have sinned against Heaven and before you 19 and am no more worthy to be called your son. Make me like one of your hired servants. 20 And he arose and came to his father. But when he was still a great way off, his father saw him and had compassion, and ran and fell on his neck and kissed him. 21 And the son said to him, Father, I have sinned against Heaven and before you, and am no more worthy to be called your son. 22 But the father said to his servants, Bring the best robe and put it on him. And put a ring on his hand and shoes on his feet. 23 And bring the fattened calf here and kill it. And let us eat and be merry, 24 for this my son was dead and is alive again, he was lost and is found. And they began to be merry. 25 And his elder son was in the field. And as he came and drew near the house, he heard music and dancing. 26 And he called one of the servants and asked what these things meant. 27 And he said to him, Your brother has come, and your father has killed the fattened calf because he has received him safe and sound. 28 And he was angry and would not go in. Therefore his father came out and entreated him. 29 And answering he said to his father, Lo, these many years I have served you, neither did I transgress your commandment at any time. And yet you never gave me a kid so that I might make merry with my friends. 30 But when this son of yours came, who has devoured your living with harlots, you have killed for him the fattened calf. 31 And he said to him, Son, you are always with me, and all that I have is yours. 32 It was right that we should make merry and be glad, for this brother of yours was dead and is alive again; and was lost, and is found.
Who is the older son? It is Judah and Judah is always with Yehovah and all that He has is Judah’s. Should you all be so hell bent against the Jew in your comments and trying to convert the Jew to your Jesus?
Whom did Yehshua tell the apostles to go and teach? The lost sheep of Israel.
Mat 10:5 Jesus sent out these twelve, commanding them, saying, Do not go into the way of the nations, and do not enter into any city of the Samaritans. 6 But rather go to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. 7 And as you go, proclaim, saying, The kingdom of Heaven is at hand.
Mat 15:24 But He answered and said, I am not sent except to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
The word ‘lost’ here does not mean that they became lost and no one could find them among the nations. The last is the Greek word apolllumi and means those who perish or are dying.
G622 apollumi ap-ol’-loo-mee
From G575 and the base of G3639; to destroy fully (reflexively to perish, or lose), literally or figuratively: – destroy, die, lose, mar, perish.
The Apostles, all of them Jews, were sent to find us and rescue us from death which we were certain to find for not keeping the Torah, and the prodigal son shows us we do finally go back and Judah is there. He did not have to convert to Jesus. We had to return to Torah.
We have been warned about these days. Paul is not speaking about the world and yet he is, but he is also speaking of those Tares who act like they are your brethren.
2Ti 3:1 Know this also, that in the last days grievous times will be at hand. 2 For men will be self-lovers, money-lovers, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3 without natural affection, unyielding, false accusers, without self-control, savage, despisers of good, 4 traitors, reckless, puffed up, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, 5 having a form of godliness, but denying the power of it; even turn away from these. 6 For of these are those who creep into houses and lead captive silly women loaded with sins, led away with different kinds of lusts, 7 ever learning and never able to come to the full knowledge of the truth. 8 But as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so these also resist the truth, men of corrupt mind, reprobate concerning the faith. 9 But they shall proceed no further. For their foolishness shall be plain to all, as theirs also became.
If any of these traits can be found in you, then now is the time to repent. Do it now. Passover is about to begin, whether you keep it in March or April does not matter now. If you have insulted your brother, if you have belittled your brethren for not being on the same page with you, if you have hurt someone feelings then you need to repent and go to them before it festers. I know none of you will do this, but that does not stop me from saying it.
Mat 5:21 You have heard that it was said to the ancients, “You shall not kill” –and, “Whoever shall kill shall be liable to the judgment.” 22 But I say to you that whoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be liable to the judgment. And whoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be liable to the sanhedrin; but whoever shall say, Fool! shall be liable to be thrown into the fire of hell. 23 Therefore if you offer your gift on the altar, and there remember that your brother has anything against you, 24 leave your gift there before the altar and go. First be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift.
1Co 13:1 Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I have become as sounding brass or a tinkling cymbal. 2 And though I have prophecies, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so as to move mountains, and do not have charity, I am nothing. 3 And though I give out all my goods to feed the poor, and though I deliver my body to be burned, and have not charity, I am profited nothing. 4 Charity has patience, is kind; charity is not envious, is not vain, is not puffed up; 5 does not behave indecently, does not seek her own, is not easily provoked, thinks no evil. 6 Charity does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices in the truth, 7 quietly covers all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. 8 Charity never fails. But if there are prophecies, they will be abolished; if tongues, they shall cease; if knowledge, it will be abolished. 9 For we know in part, and we prophesy in part. 10 But when the perfect thing comes, then that which is in part will be caused to cease. 11 When I was an infant, I spoke as an infant, I thought as an infant, I reasoned as an infant. But when I became a man, I did away with the things of an infant. 12 For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall fully know even as I also am fully known. 13 And now faith, hope, charity, these three remain; but the greatest of these is charity.
Mat 7:16 You shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes from thorns, or figs from thistles? 17 Even so every good tree brings forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree brings forth evil fruit. 18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruits, nor can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. 19 Every tree that does not bring forth good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 20 Therefore by their fruits you shall know them. 21 Not everyone who says to Me, Lord! Lord! shall enter the kingdom of Heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in Heaven. 22 Many will say to Me in that day, Lord! Lord! Did we not prophesy in Your name, and through Your name throw out demons, and through Your name do many wonderful works? 23 And then I will say to them I never knew you! Depart from Me, those working lawlessness!
Joh 13:34 I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. As I have loved you, you should also love one another. 35 By this all shall know that you are My disciples, if you have love toward one another.
Well, we ever get past the guilt to our innocence? That is such a sad commentary of us today.
This coming week there will be a dark moon over North America on March 23 as we begin the Passover Preparation day. A dark moon is a full moon that is dark brown or dark yellow. In Jewish Mythology it is a warning of famine. Again, this fall at Sukkot will be another dark moon. This will be the 6th Lunar Eclipse on the High Holy Days in a row. 4 Blood Red moons in 2014 and 2015 on the High Holy Days and not these two in 2016 the Shemita year. It is time to read our book or watch the video about the Blood Moons and begin to warn others while you can.