News Letter 5852-029
The Shemitah Year
The 1st day of the 7th month 5852 years after the creation of Adam
The 7th 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 March 10, Aviv 2016 and goes to Aviv 2017
September 3, 2016
Shabbat Shalom to The Royal Family of Yehovah,
As we go to post this News Letter, we are indeed very excited about the New Moon being sighted. Will it be seen Friday night or Saturday night? Will the 7th month begin on Shabbat or the 1st day of the week?
This week I could have greeted you with Chag Sameach (KHAHG sah-MEHY-ahkh)
Hebrew. Literally, joyous festival. This is an appropriate greeting for just about any holiday, but it’s especially appropriate for Sukkot, Shavu’ot and Pesach (Passover), which are technically the only festivals (the other holidays are holidays, not festivals).
I could also greet you with L’Shanah Tovah (li-SHAH-nuh TOH-vuh; li-shah-NAH toh-VAH)
Hebrew. Lit. for a good year. A common greeting during Rosh Hashanah and Days of Awe. It is an abbreviation of L’shanah tovah tikatev v’taihatem (May you be inscribed and sealed for a good year).
So Chag Samech and L’shanah Tovah to each and every one of you.
Once I have received the word from Israel then I will come back to this post and update it as to when the moon was sighted and when the Feast of Trumpets begins. So come back to this page in about 6 hours time.
“The New Moon of the Seventh Month Has been Sighted”
New Moon sighted at 7:30 pm from Jerusalem by Rivka Biderman and shortly thereafter by Cassandra Conroy. Yom Teruah begins at sunset!
Photo by Rivka/Becca Biderman (Thanks, sister!)
Rivka is a seasoned Moon sighter often noted as reporting the moon for Nehemiah. She wrote in posting of this picture, “7:30 pm near the Kinneset in Jerusalem. What a spectacular evening.
We checked for Nehemiah’s post on this and we have not received anything. Which most likely means he has not seen it. Dr. Roy Hoffman may have seen it but will not report until after the Sabbath. Having now sent the initial News Letter, I have now received a post from Nehemiah confirming the picture Rivka has sent.
So here you have an excellent example as to why the Jews always kept Yom Teruah for two days just be sure.
So the Feast days for this fall will be as follows. Have a great Feast and Chag Semeach.
Yom Teruah / Day of Trumpets – begins at sunset tonight (Sept 2nd – 3rd, sunset to sunset)
Yom Kippur / Day of Atonement – begins Sunday, Sept 11 at sunset through Monday, Sept 12 at sunset
Feast of Tabernacles – begins Friday, Sept 16th at sunset (1st High day aligns with the weekly Sabbath)
Eighth Day Assembly – begins Friday, Sept 23rd at sunset (High day aligns with the weekly Sabbath)
“Solar Eclipse preceded the Feast of Trumpets”
There was a solar eclipse on Sept 1, 2016 preceding the Feast of Trumpets. James Relf is arriving in Burundi just as this Solar Eclipse ends. You can watch it at this link. It would appear that Yehovah is going to be making a grand announcement as James arrives to begin this work in Africa. Talk about a grand entrance.
Then there will be a lunar eclipse to precede Sukkot. And then quite possibly another solar Eclipse to begin the new year Feb 27, 2017. You can watch it at this link.
This makes 6 Blood and dark moons during the Holy Days of Passover and Sukkot 3 years in a row. And 4 Solar Eclipses to start the year or on Trumpets as well.
Watch the video or get the book and learn more about what they mean and why we are screaming out this warning since 2005.
Just so you know, in the year 2020 on June 5 and on July 5th, there will be Penumbral eclipse of the moon. This is dark or dark Yellow moon coming after the 49th year of the Covenant made with many expires, or on week as Daniel 9:27 states. Shavuot 2020 is expected to be on Sunday May 31st. The Covenant made with many was created June 5-16, 1972 in Stockholm Sweden and is today known as the UNEP.
“James Relf is on HIs way to Burundi Africa”
I just dropped James off at the airport. (Wednesday Evening) He is now on his way to Burundi.( and arrived Friday morning) He wrote the following while waiting for his flight to depart.
Well, the time has come and I am finally on my way to Burundi. In doing some research I found out that the Country of Burundi has turned down the SOGI laws Joe speaks of in the Curse of Balaam teaching, was refused by Burundi, which in our opinion is the main reason why we are going now. We believe that because they turned it down, YHVH is going to bless them and show them more of His Torah by having me go and share with them what they need to do now. This is the process. First we do something in obedience, then we are tested to see if we will stand with the choice, then he blesses us more.
I am very honored to be doing this for YHVH and Sightedmoon, and will do my best to share only the truth of Torah and what YHVH has opened my eyes to during this last three months while i prepared for this trip. To be honest in my zest to go I wrote over 17 messages and then threw them all out after YHVH got my attention and wanted me to go in another direction for these people. So now I go with a new 10 lessons prepared with them in mind. Interestingly, 10 represents, instruction and commandments in Torah, which is what I am going to share with them and the importance in these last days of being obedient now more than ever.
I will do my best to keep everyone up to date as the days go by. I would like to thank all those who have and are praying for me for YHVH’s intervention as I prepare myself to speak His message to them as He intends.
James is also landing in Burundi either at the same time or just after they have a complete Solar Eclipse.: http://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/solar/2016-september-1
On June 30, 2016 Burundi, one the smallest of nations in Africa stood up against the UN and the UNEP of Human rights and voted against the SOGI laws.
The United Nations Human Rights Council, in a defining vote, adopted a resolution on June 30, 2016, on “Protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation, and gender identity,” to mandate the appointment of an independent expert on the subject. It is a historic victory for the human rights of anyone at risk of discrimination and violence because of their sexual orientation or gender identity, a coalition of human rights groups said today. This resolution builds upon two previous resolutions, adopted by the Council in 2011 and 2014.
The Core Group of seven Latin American countries – Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Mexico, Uruguay – and 41 additional countries jointly presented the text.
The resolution was adopted by a vote of 23 in favor, 18 against and six abstentions.
Results of the vote
Voting in favor of the resolution
Albania, Belgium, Bolivia, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, France, Georgia, Germany, Latvia, Macedonia, Mexico, Mongolia, Netherlands, Panama, Paraguay, Portugal, Republic of Korea, Slovenia, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Venezuela, Vietnam
Voting against the resolution
Algeria, Bangladesh, Burundi, China, Congo, Cote d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Maldives, Morocco, Nigeria, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Togo, United Arab Emirates
Abstaining on the resolution
Botswana, Ghana, India, Namibia, Philippines, South Africa.
And now that Burundi has voted against this law, and been outvoted on it, Yehovah is now sending James on behalf of Sightedmoon.com to teach them about the Sabbatical years, the Sabbath, and the Holy Days.
Our contact there was good friends with the last president of Burundi and is also good friends with the now current President. At the end of this week of Teaching James will speak with Government leaders about the curse of Baal Peor and these end times and UN and SOGI.
Last year we could not go in December as planned. But the vote had not yet happened. Now Yehovah sees how they voted and has made it possible for James to go and teach over 65 Pastors the Sabbath and Holy Days and Sabbatical year from 5 countries and also the Leadership in Burundi. Yehovah has arranged this. There is no way we could do it. Similar to how things developed in the Philippines last Sukkot. All Glory is to Yehovah who shows mercy on all nations that obey Him.Boost post
“The Shemitah year of 2016”
You have now completed the first half of the Sabbatical year. May Yehovah bless you with Knowledge and understanding and wisdom as you obey His commandments. Way to go Brethren.
The fall Feasts will be as follows:
Friday Sept 2, 2016 to Saturday Sept 3, 2016 will be the Feast of Trumpets if the moon is sighted. If not then the next day, Sunday, will be the Feast of Trumpets.
Assuming the moon is sighted then Atonement will be sunset Sept 11 to sunset Sept 12.
The Feast of Sukkot will begin on Friday evening Sept 16 and Saturday Sept 17.
The 8th Day will be Friday Sunset Sept 23, to sunset Saturday Sept 24, 2016
Pray to Yehovah and ask Him to reveal to you the truth as to when the year began and when to keep the Feasts.
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.
Deut 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.
We have linked you to the News Letter with the laws you are to read just by clicking the link above.
Deut 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, 13and 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.
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.
Deut 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 blackouts 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 put any 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 every one 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.
“Feast of Trumpets”
This Feast of Trumpets as we have shown you in past News letters is the day our King comes for us. He is coming as a warrior to put down Satan which takes place on the Day of Atonement. Again we have explained these things to you in recent News Letters. This takes place over the 10 days of awe, and is 10 years of war upon the nations of the world.
When Yehshua said;
Mat 24:42 Therefore watch; for you do not know what hour your Lord comes.
He was referring to this very day. The Feast of Trumpets, a day no man can know the day or the hour of and once again you have these scriptures ringing before you testifying to the fact that the months begin by the sighted crescent moon. No one knows if the moon will be sighted this Friday night or Saturday night. No one can know. It should be sighted, but there could be overcast skies. Yehovah is the one to make it visible or not. So we wait on Yehovah the same as we do for the Barley to begin the year.
Paul wrote also about this season.
1Th 5:1 But of the times and the seasons, brothers, you have no need that I write to you. 2 For you yourselves know accurately that the day of the Lord comes like a thief in the night. 3 For when they shall say, Peace and safety! Then sudden destruction comes on them, as travail upon a woman with child. And they shall not escape. 4 But you, brothers, are not in darkness, that the Day should overtake you like a thief.
Because you keep the appointed times of Yehovah, you will know the meaning of each Holy Day, which Christians refuse to keep. Just by this simple understanding, each one of you can know the times when Yehovah is going to act. He is going to act at this time on this day warring against the nations and corralling Satan until He is locked away on the day of Atonement.
Isa_34:6 The sword of Jehovah is filled with blood; it is made fat with fatness, with the blood of lambs and goats, with the fat of the kidneys of rams; for Jehovah has a sacrifice in Bozrah, and a great slaughter in the land of Edom.
Isa 63:1 Who is this who comes from Edom, with dyed garments from Bozrah, this One adorned in His clothing, bending down in His great power? I who speak in righteousness, great to save. 2 Why is Your clothing red, and Your garments like one who treads in the winepress? 3 I have trodden the winepress alone; and of the peoples there was no man with Me; for I will tread them in My anger and trample them in My fury; and their blood will be sprinkled on My garments, and I will stain all My clothing. 4 For the day of vengeance is in My heart, and the year of My redeemed has come.
Mic_2:12 I will surely gather all of you, O Jacob; I will surely gather the remnant of Israel. I will put them together like the sheep of Bozrah, like the flock in the midst of their fold. They shall be in commotion because of men.
Amo 1:11 So says Jehovah: For three transgressions of Edom, yea for four, I will not turn away from it. Because he pursued his brother with the sword, and cast off all pities, and his anger tore without end, and he kept his wrath forever. 12 But I will send a fire upon Teman, which shall devour the palaces of Bozrah.
Read what Revelation says of this very same time, the Feast of Trumpets.
Rev 19:1 And after these things I heard a great sound of a numerous crowd in Heaven, saying, Hallelujah! Salvation and glory and honor and the power to the Lord our God! 2 For true and righteous are His judgments. For He has judged the great harlot who defiled the earth with her fornication, and He has avenged the blood of His servants out of her hand. 3 And secondly they said, Hallelujah! And her smoke rose up forever and ever. 4 And the twenty-four elders and the four living creatures fell down and worshiped God sitting on the throne, saying, Amen! Hallelujah! 5 And a voice came out of the throne, saying, Praise our God, all His servants, and the ones fearing Him, the small and great. 6 And I heard as the sound of a great multitude, and as the sound of many waters, and as the sound of strong thunders, saying, Hallelujah! For the Lord God omnipotent reigns! 7 Let us be glad and rejoice and we will give glory to Him. For the marriage of the Lamb has come, and His wife has prepared herself. 8 And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white. For the fine linen is the righteousness of the saints. 9 And he said to me, Write, Blessed are those who have been called to the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he said to me, These are the true sayings of God. 10 And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said to me, See, do not do it! I am your fellow servant, and of your brothers who have the testimony of Jesus. Worship God, for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy. 11 And I saw Heaven opened. And behold, a white horse! And He sitting on him was called Faithful and True. And in righteousness He judges and makes war. 12 And His eyes were like a flame of fire, and on His head many crowns. And He had a name written, one that no one knew except Himself. 13 And He had been clothed in a garment dipped in blood, and His name is called The Word of God. 14 And the armies in Heaven followed Him on white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean. 15 And out of His mouth goes a sharp sword, so that with it He should strike the nations. And He will shepherd them with a rod of iron. And He treads the wine press of the wine of the anger and of the wrath of Almighty God. 16 And He has on His garment, and on His thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS. 17 And I saw one angel standing in the sun. And he cried with a great voice, saying to all the birds that fly in mid-heaven, Come and gather together to the supper of the great God, 18 so that you may eat the flesh of kings, and the flesh of commanders, and the flesh of strong ones, and the flesh of horses, and those sitting on them, and the flesh of all, both free and slave, both small and great. 19 And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth and their armies, being gathered to make war against Him who sat on the horse, and against His army. 20 And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet doing signs before it, (by which he deceived those who had received the mark of the beast), and those who had worshiped his image. The two were thrown alive into the Lake of Fire burning with brimstone. 21 And the rest were slain by the sword of Him who sat on the horse, it proceeding out of His mouth. And all the birds were filled from their flesh.
My King is not some long haired wimp going around saying peace, peace when there is no peace. No, my King is a King of action and justice and vengeance and protection. Most of the christian world has been deceived and are worshipping the Azazel Goat and do not know it.
We have explained in our book The 2300 Days of Hell how the descendants of Israel are going to be attacked starting in 2020. Shavuot 2020. And from that time until the Two Witnesses begin to prophesy is 2300 days or 6 1/4 years. This is Trumpets 2026.
But Yehovah begins to act on Edom as I understand it in 2024. The year that represents The Feast of Trumpets. Read what Yehovah is going to do to Edom at that time.
Oba 1:1 The vision of Obadiah. So says the Lord God concerning Edom: We have heard a message from Jehovah, and a messenger is sent among the nations: Rise up, even let us rise up against her for battle. 2 Behold, I have given you to be small among the nations; you are greatly despised. 3 The pride of your heart has deceived you, dwelling in the clefts of the rock, his dwelling is lofty; saying in his heart, Who shall bring me down to the ground? 4 Though you rise high like the eagle, and though you set your nest between the stars, I will bring you down from there, says Jehovah. 5 If thieves came to you, if destroyers by night (how you have been cut off!), would they not have stolen until they had enough? If the grape-gatherers came to you, would they not leave gleanings? 6 How Esau is searched out! His hidden things are sought out! 7 All the men of your covenant have dismissed you to the border; the men who were at peace with you have deceived you, and have overcome you. They are setting your bread as a snare under you; there is no understanding in them. 8 Shall I not in that day even destroy the wise out of Edom, and understanding out of the mount of Esau, says Jehovah? 9 And your mighty ones, O Teman, shall be afraid, so that each man from the mount of Esau may be cut off by slaughter. 10 Shame shall cover you from the violence against your brother Jacob, and you shall be cut off forever. 11 On the day of your standing on the other side, on the day that the strangers were capturing his force, and foreigners entered his gates and cast lots for Jerusalem, even you were like one of them. 12 But you should not have looked on the day of your brother on the day of his alienation; nor should you have rejoiced over the sons of Judah in the day of their ruin; nor should you have enlarged your mouth in the day of distress. 13 You should not have entered into the gate of My people in the day of their calamity; also, you should not have looked on his evil in the day of their calamity. Nor should you have sent out against his force in the day of his calamity. 14 Nor should you have stood on the crossways to cut off those of him who escaped; nor should you have shut up his survivors in the day of distress. 15 For the day of Jehovah is near on all the nations; as you have done, it shall be done to you. Your reward shall return upon your head. 16 For as you have drunk upon My holy mountain, so all the nations shall drink forever. Yes, they shall drink, and they shall swallow, and they shall be as though they had not been. 17 But upon Mount Zion shall be those who escaped; and it shall be holy. And the house of Jacob shall possess their own possessions. 18 And the house of Jacob shall be a fire, and the house of Joseph a flame. And the house of Esau shall be for stubble. And they shall kindle in them and burn them up. And no survivor shall be to the house of Esau; for Jehovah has spoken it. 19 And those of the south shall possess the mountain of Esau and the low country of the Philistines. And they shall possess the fields of Ephraim and the fields of Samaria; and Benjamin shall possess Gilead. 20 And the exiles of this army shall go to the sons of Israel who shall possess the land of the Canaanites to Zarephath; even the exiles of Jerusalem who are in Sepharad shall possess the cities of the south. 21 And deliverers shall go up into the mountain of Zion to judge the mountain of Esau; and the kingdom shall be to Jehovah.
Who is it that is actually going to do this? “And the house of Jacob shall be a fire, and the house of Joseph a flame. And the house of Esau shall be for stubble.”
Assyria, Germany is going to take over and then unite with the Islamic nations of North Africa and the Middle East according to Daniel 11. The 12 tribes of Israel will then be destroyed by this Beast Empire but a remnant will survive. And then Edom will be utterly destroyed and not one will survive.
Watch, that is the motto of the Feast of Trumpets. Watch, for you do not know the day or the hour. But when we read the verses before it we are told some other news.
Luke 17:26 And as it was in the days of Noah, so it also shall be in the days of the Son of Man. 27 They ate, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark; and the flood came and destroyed them all. 28 So also as it was in the days of Lot: they ate, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they built; 29 but the day Lot went out of Sodom, it rained fire and brimstone from the heaven and destroyed them all. 30 Even so it shall be in the day when the Son of Man is revealed. 31 In that day he who shall be on the housetop, and his goods in the house, let him not come down to take them away. And likewise, he who is in the field, let him not return to the things behind. 32 Remember Lot’s wife. 33 Whoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it, and whoever shall lose his life shall preserve it. 34 I tell you, in that night there shall be two in one bed, the one shall be taken, and the other shall be left. 35 Two shall be grinding together, one will be taken, and the other left. 36 Two shall be in the field, one will be taken, and the other left. 37 And they answered and said to Him, Where, Lord? And He said to them, Wherever the body is, there the eagles will be gathered together.
Mat 24:36 But of that day and hour no one knows, no, not the angels of Heaven, but only My Father.
Mat 24:37 But as the days of Noah were, so shall be the coming of the Son of Man. 38 For as in the days before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day Noah entered into the ark. 39 And they did not know until the flood came and took them all away. So also will be the coming of the Son of Man. 40 Then two shall be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left. 41 Two shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left. 42 Therefore watch; for you do not know what hour your Lord comes. 43 But know this, that if the steward of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched and would not have allowed his house to be dug through.
Mat 24:44 Therefore you also be ready, for in that hour you think not, the Son of Man comes.
Mat 24:45 Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his Lord has made ruler over His household, to give them food in due season? 46 Blessed is that servant whom his Lord shall find him doing so when He comes. 47 Truly I say to you that He shall make him ruler over all His goods. 48 But if that evil servant shall say in his heart, My Lord delays His coming, 49 and shall begin to strike his fellow servants, and to eat and drink with the drunken, 50 the Lord of that servant shall come in a day when he does not look for Him, and in an hour which he does not know. 51 And He shall cut him apart and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites. There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
Shavuot 2020, the 2300 Days of Hell begin. They end Trumpets 2026.
2024 The Feast of Trumpets and judgment on the world begins.
2033 Atonement is when Satan is locked away after 3 1/2 years of Tribulation.
The two Witnesses preach from Trumpets 2026 until they are killed at Passover 2030.
Passover 2030 is when the 3 /12 years of Tribulation begin.
Many go around claiming to be watchers on the walls. If you do not see the sword coming, if you are not one of those screaming about the war that is in front of us, then what are you doing? Stop pretending to be a watcher on the wall and get out there and warn the people. This is our job, so warn them.
“Feast of Sukkot What does it represent?”
Lev 23:33 And Jehovah spoke to Moses saying, 34 Speak to the sons of Israel, saying, The fifteenth day of this seventh month shall be the Feast of Tabernacles for seven days to Jehovah. 35 On the first day shall be a holy convocation. You shall do no work of labor. 36 Seven days you shall offer a fire offering to Jehovah. On the eighth day shall be a holy convocation to you. And you shall offer a fire offering to Jehovah. It is a solemn assembly. And you shall do no work of labor. 37 These are the feasts of Jehovah which you shall proclaim to be holy convocations, to offer a fire offering to Jehovah, a burnt offering and a food offering, a sacrifice, and drink offerings, everything on its day; 38 besides the sabbath of Jehovah, and besides your gifts, and besides all your vows, and besides all your free-will offerings which you give to Jehovah. 39 Also in the fifteenth day of the seventh month, when you have gathered in the fruit of the land, you shall keep a feast to Jehovah seven days. On the first day shall be a sabbath, and on the eighth day shall be a sabbath. 40 And you shall take the fruit of majestic trees for yourselves on the first day, branches of palm trees, and the boughs of thick trees, and willows of the valley. And you shall rejoice before Jehovah your God seven days. 41 And you shall keep it a feast to Jehovah seven days in the year. It shall be a statute forever in your generations. You shall keep it in the seventh month. 42 You shall live in booths seven days. All that are born Israelites shall live in booths, 43 so that your generations may know that I made the sons of Israel live in booths when I brought them out of the land of Egypt. I am Jehovah your God. 44 And Moses declared the feasts of Jehovah to the sons of Israel.
Exo 23:14 You shall keep a feast to Me three times in the year. 15 You shall keep the Feast of Unleavened Bread. You shall eat unleavened bread seven days, as I commanded you, in the time appointed of the month Abib, for in it you came out of Egypt. And no one shall appear before Me empty. 16 Also the Feast of Harvest, the first-fruits of your labors, which you have sown in the field. Also the Feast of Ingathering, in the end of the year, when you have gathered in your labors out of the field. 17 Three times in the year all your males shall appear before the Lord God.
Exo 34:21 You shall work six days, but on the seventh day you shall rest. In plowing time and in harvest you shall rest. 22 And you shall observe the Feast of Weeks, of the first-fruits of wheat harvest, and the Feast of Ingathering at the year’s end. 23 Three times in the year your men shall appear before the Lord Jehovah, the God of Israel. 24 For I will cast out the nations before you and enlarge your borders. Neither shall any man desire your land when you shall go up to appear before Jehovah your God three times in the year.
Deut 16:1 Observe the month Abib, and keep the Passover to Jehovah your God. For in the month of Abib, Jehovah your God brought you forth out of Egypt by night. 2 And you shall therefore sacrifice the Passover to Jehovah your God, of the flock and the herd, in the place which Jehovah shall choose to place His name there. 3 You shall eat no leavened bread with it. Seven days you shall eat unleavened bread with it, the bread of affliction, for you came forth out of the land of Egypt in haste, so that you may remember the day that you came forth out of the land of Egypt all the days of your life. 4 And there shall be no leavened bread seen with you in all your borders for seven days. Nor shall any of the flesh which you sacrificed in the first day at evening remain all night until the morning. 5 You may not sacrifice the Passover within any of your gates, which Jehovah your God gives you, 6 but at the place which Jehovah your God shall choose to place His name in, there you shall sacrifice the Passover at evening, at the going of the sun, at the time that you came out of Egypt. 7 And you shall roast and eat in the place which Jehovah your God shall choose. And in the morning you shall turn and go to your tents. 8 Six days you shall eat unleavened bread. And on the seventh day shall be a solemn assembly to Jehovah your God. You shall do no work. 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. 10 And you shall keep the Feast of Weeks to Jehovah your God with a measure of a free-will offering of your hand, which you shall give according as Jehovah your God has blessed you. 11 And you shall rejoice before Jehovah your God, you, and your son, and your daughter, and your male servant, and your slave girl, and the Levite inside your gates, and the stranger, and the fatherless, and the widow, those among you, in the place which Jehovah your God has chosen to place His name there. 12 And you shall remember that you were a slave in Egypt. And you shall be careful to do these statutes. 13 You shall keep the Feast of Tabernacles seven days after you have gathered in your grain floor and your wine press. 14 And you shall rejoice in your feast, you, and your son, and your daughter, and your male slave, and your slave-girl, and the Levite, the stranger, and the fatherless, and the widow inside your gates. 15 Seven days you shall keep a solemn feast to Jehovah your God in the place which Jehovah shall choose. Because Jehovah your God shall bless you in all your increase, and in all the works of your hands, therefore you shall surely rejoice. 16 Three times in a year shall all your males appear before Jehovah your God in the place which He shall choose: in the Feast of Unleavened Bread, and in the Feast of Weeks, and in the Feast of Tabernacles. And they shall not appear before Jehovah empty, 17 but each with his gift in his hand, according to the blessing of Jehovah your God, which He has given you.
Why are we to gather 3 times a year? What does this mean?
We are told, and we should understand, the meaning of the wave offering at Passover. We have shared with you that this wave offering was the first time in history that human beings who had died were raised up and brought to Heaven by Yehshua. He led a host of captives with Him. This is the first Festival of the three we are to be taking part of.
The second wave offering is at Shavuot and it also has to do with humans. It will be at this time that all those who died since Yehshua rose from the grave until this event happens in the near future, and those of us alive, will be changed in the twinkling of an eye to meet Him in the air. This is the second chag or second time men will be brought back to life again to live with our Creator.
1Co 15:51 Behold, I speak a mystery to you; we shall not all fall asleep, but we shall all be changed; 52 in a moment, in a glance of an eye, at the last trumpet. For a trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall all be changed.
There is also a third time when men will be raised up from the dead and it takes place at Sukkot. The ingathering of the rest of those who had not qualified for the first two resurrections.
Rev 20:1 And I saw an angel come down from Heaven, having the key of the abyss and a great chain in his hand. 2 And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, who is the Devil and Satan, and bound him a thousand years. 3 And he cast him into the abyss and shut him up and set a seal on him, that he should deceive the nations no more until the thousand years should be fulfilled. And after that he must be loosed a little time.
This is what the Feast of Trumpets and the Day of Atonement are speaking towards. Yehovah takes Satan and has Him locked up for a 1,000 years. This event in directly in front of us and we are in the year 2016 and the final year of this 6th millennial day is 2044. Then begins the 7th Millennium. So Satan must be locked away before that time. We are saying that year is 2033 when he is locked away.
Rev 20:4 And I saw thrones, and they sat on them, and judgment was given to them. And I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for the witness of Jesus and for the Word of God, and who had not worshiped the beast nor his image, nor had received his mark on their foreheads, nor in their hands. And they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.
This verse has two parts to it. The first part are those who are raised up when Yehshua came out of the grave in 31 C.E. And he led a host with Him to heaven.
Luk_4:18 “The Spirit of the Lord is on Me; because of this He has anointed Me to proclaim the Gospel to the poor. He has sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim deliverance to the captives, and new sight to the blind, to set at liberty those having been crushed,
Deliverance of the captives are those captives in the grave.
Eph 4:8 Therefore He says, “When He ascended up on high, He led captivity captive and gave gifts to men.”
Take note of whom is being spoken of here.
Psa 68:17 The chariots of God are myriads, thousands of thousands; the Lord is among them, in Sinai, in the holy place. 18 You have gone up on high; You have led captivity captive; You have received gifts for men, yes, for the rebellious also, that You might dwell among them, O Jehovah God. 19 Blessed is Jehovah; He daily bears burdens for us, the God of our salvation. Selah. 20 Our God is the God of salvation; and to Jehovah are the issues of death.
The second part is about those who die at His coming and are killed by the beast. They will be raised up at His coming. This is the second wave offering of Shavuot. It is part of the first wave offering of Unleavened Bread. It is all part and parcel of the same offering. This is the first resurrection of the Saints spoken of in the next verse. These people, us, will live and reign with Yehovah a thousand years.
Rev 20:5 But the rest of the dead did not live again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection.
The rest of the dead are raised up at the end of the 1,000 years. This is what Sukkot represents. It is one of the meanings of Sukkot. Those who never knew of Sabbath and Holy Days or Sabbatical years will be brought back to life at this time. Those children that died before their times or parents that just never knew the truth. They will be raised up at this time and given the opportunity to know the truth and then choose whom they will follow. Satan will be set free for a short time to tempt them as we were and are now tempted.
Rev 20:6 Blessed and holy is he who has part in the first resurrection. The second death has no authority over these, but they will be priests of God and of Christ, and will reign with Him a thousand years. 7 And when the thousand years have expired, Satan will be loosed out of his prison. 8 And he will go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle. The number of them is as the sand of the sea. 9 And they went up over the breadth of the earth and circled around the camp of the saints, and the beloved city. And fire came down from God out of Heaven and devoured them. 10 And the Devil who deceived them was cast into the Lake of Fire and Brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet were . And he will be tormented day and night forever and ever.
Rev 20:11 And I saw a great white throne, and Him sitting on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away. And a place was not found for them. 12 And I saw the dead, the small and the great, stand before God. And books were opened, and another book was opened, which is the Book of Life. And the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works. 13 And the sea gave up the dead in it. And death and hell delivered up the dead in them. And each one of them was judged according to their works. 14 And death and hell were cast into the Lake of Fire. This is the second death. 15 And if anyone was not found having been written in the Book of Life, he was cast into the Lake of Fire.
As we explained before. the expression at this time of year is “May your name be found in the book of life.”
Now notice that all of this final and third resurrection takes place at the end of the 1,000 years. It is just before the 8th Millennium is to begin. This is extremely important to understand. Here is some additional reading for you to consider about this time period. The Sign, The Seal and The Secret.
Why the succa? What does it mean?
We are told to dwell in succas during Sukkot.
Lev 23:39 Also in the fifteenth day of the seventh month, when you have gathered in the fruit of the land, you shall keep a feast to Jehovah seven days. On the first day shall be a sabbath, and on the eighth day shall be a sabbath. 40 And you shall take the fruit of majestic trees for yourselves on the first day, branches of palm trees, and the boughs of thick trees, and willows of the valley. And you shall rejoice before Jehovah your God seven days. 41 And you shall keep it a feast to Jehovah seven days in the year. It shall be a statute forever in your generations. You shall keep it in the seventh month. 42 You shall live in booths seven days. All that are born Israelites shall live in booths, 43 so that your generations may know that I made the sons of Israel live in booths when I brought them out of the land of Egypt. I am Jehovah your God.
You were just told that it was to remind us of when Yehovah made us dwell in booths when He brought us out of Israel.
The word Sukka means the following.
H5521 su?kka?h sook-kaw’
Feminine of H5520; a hut or lair: – booth, cottage, covert, pavilion, tabernacle, tent.
The Sukkah symbolizes the Chuppah – the Jewish wedding canopy – of the renewed vows between God and the His People. Sukkot is called Zman Simchatenou – time of our joy- and mandates all of us to rejoice. Sukkot – the holiday of Joy.
In the wedding ceremony the Tallit is held up by four poles.
This Tallit represents the Shekinah Glory that was over top of Israel in the wilderness.
And what was Israel doing at Mount Sinai when this cloud covered them by day and was fire by night? This is when they made the vows to Yehovah. This is when they had their katuba, or marriage vows. Israel became betrothed to Yehovah at this time.
And three times the people said’
Exo 19:5 And now if you will obey My voice indeed, and keep My covenant, then you shall be a peculiar treasure to Me above all the nations; for all the earth is Mine. 6 And you shall be to Me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation. These are the words which you shall speak to the sons of Israel. 7 And Moses came and called for the elders of the people, and laid before their faces all these words which Jehovah commanded him. 8 And all the people answered together and said, All that Jehovah has spoken we will do. And Moses returned the words of the people to Jehovah. 9 And Jehovah said to Moses, Lo, I come to you in a thick cloud, that the people may hear when I speak with you, and believe you forever. And Moses told the words of the people to Jehovah.
Exo 24:3 And Moses came and told the people all the Words of Jehovah, and all the judgments. And all the people answered with one voice and said, All the words which Jehovah has said, we will do. 4 And Moses wrote all the Words of Jehovah, and rose up early in the morning, and built an altar below the mountain and twelve pillars according to the twelve tribes of Israel. 5 And he sent young men of the sons of Israel who offered burnt offerings, and sacrificed peace offerings of bulls to Jehovah. 6 And Moses took half of the blood, and put it in basins, and half of the blood he sprinkled on the altar.
Exo 24:7 And he took the book of the covenant, and read in the ears of the people. And they said, All that Jehovah has said we will do, and be obedient.8 And Moses took the blood and sprinkled it on the people, and said, Behold the blood of the covenant, which Jehovah has made with you concerning all these words.
Why Hakel every seventh year?
Last week we explained to you about the word Hakel or Gather the People. We are commanded to gather the people for Sukkot every 7th year and read the Torah.
Deut 31:9 And Moses wrote this Law and delivered it to the priests, the sons of Levi, who carried the ark of the covenant of Jehovah, and to all the elders of Israel. 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.
This was one of the last commands Yehovah gave to Moses who then gave it to the people. We are to read the Laws of the Torah, the covenant of our marriage vows every 7th year, to go over and be reminded of the vows we made. We study the Torah each Sabbath, which is symbolic of the reading of the Torah in the Sabbatical year. It is also symbolic of the time these vows will be completed at the actual marriage between us and Yehovah at the end of the 7th Millennium. The Eighth Day represents the consummation of the marriage.
The Book of Ecclesiastes, written by King Solomon – one of the greatest philosophical documents – is read during Sukkot. It amplifies Solomon’s philosophy on the centrality of God and the importance of morality, humility, family, friendship, historical memory and perspective, patience, long-term thinking, proper-timing, realism and knowledge. Ecclesiastes 4:12: “A 3-ply cord is not easily severed.”The Hebrew name of Ecclesiastes is Kohelet, which is similar to the commandment to celebrate Sukkot – Hakhel, to assemble.
The seven day duration of Sukkot – celebrated during the 7th month, highlights the appreciation to God for blessing the Promised Land with the 7 species (Deuteronomy 8:8): wheat, barley, grapes, figs, pomegranates, olive oil, and dates’ honey – 3 fruit of the tree, 2 kinds of bread, 1 product of olives, 1 product of dates = 4 categories. The duration of Sukkot corresponds, also, to the 7 day week (the Creation), the 7 blessings which are read during a Jewish wedding.
The Traditional Hebrew transliteration and English translation of the blessings follow:
- Blessed are You, Adonai our God, Ruler of the Universe, Creator of the fruit of the vine.
Phonetic Hebrew transliteration: Baruch Atah Adonai Eloheinu Melech Ha-Olam, boreh p’ri ha-gafen.
- Blessed are You, Adonai, our God, Ruler of the universe, Who has created everything for your glory.
Phonetic Hebrew transliteration: Baruch Atah Adonai Eloheinu Melech Ha-Olam, she-hakol barah lichvodo.
- Blessed are You, Adonai, our God, Ruler of the universe, Creator of Human Beings.
Phonetic Hebrew transliteration: Baruch Atah Adonai Eloheinu Melech Ha-Olam, yotzer ha-adam.
- Blessed are You, Adonai, our God, Ruler of the universe, Who has fashioned human beings in your image, according to your likeness and has fashioned from it a lasting mold. Blessed are You Adonai, Creator of Human Beings.
Phonetic Hebrew transliteration: Baruch Atah Adonai Eloheinu Melech Ha-Olam, asher yatzar et ha-adam betzalmo, b’tzelem dmut tavnito, vehitkon lo mimenu binyan adei ad. Baruch Atah Adonai yotzer ha-adam.
- Bring intense joy and exultation through the ingathering of Her children (Jerusalem). Blessed are You, Adonai, are the One who gladdens Zion (Israel) through Her children’s return.
Phonetic Hebrew transliteration: Sos tasis v’tagel ha-akarah, b’kibbutz bane’ha letocha b’simchaa. Baruch Atah Adonai, mesame’ach tzion b’vaneha.
- Gladden the beloved companions as You gladdened Your creatures in the garden of Eden. Blessed are You, Adonai, Who gladdens this couple.
Phonetic Hebrew transliteration: Sameach te-samach re’im ahuvim, k’samechacha yetzircha b’Gan Eden mi-kedem. Baruch Atah Adonai, mesame’ach chatan v’kalah.
- Blessed are You, Adonai, our God, Ruler of the universe, Who created joy and gladness, loving couples, mirth, glad song, pleasure, delight, love, loving communities, peace, and companionship. Adonai, our God, let there soon be heard in the cities of Judah and the streets of Jerusalem the sound of joy and the sound of gladness, the voice of the loving couple, the sound of the their jubilance from their canopies and of the youths from their song-filled feasts. Blessed are You Who causes the couple to rejoice, one with the other.
Phonetic Hebrew transliteration: Baruch Atah Adonai Eloheinu Melech Ha-Olam, asher barah sasson v’simcha, chatan v’kalah, gila rina, ditza v’chedva, ahava v’achava, v’shalom v’re’ut. Me-hera Adonai Eloheinu yishama b’arei yehudah u’vchutzot yerushalayim, kol sasson v’eKol simcha, kol chatan v’ekol kalah, kol mitzhalot chatanim me-chupatam, u’nearim mimishte neginatam. Baruch Atah Adonai mesame’ach chatan im hakalah.
The woman circles her husband 7 times during the marriage ceremony, again a reflection of the 7 millennium and the 7 days of Sukkot and of the 7 times around Jericho when they entered the land…
Sukkot is a universal holiday, inviting all peoples to come on a pilgrimage to Jerusalem, as expressed in the reading (Haftarah) of Zechariah 14: 16-19 on Sukkot’s first day.
Zec 14:16 And it shall be, everyone who is left of all the nations which came up against Jerusalem shall go up from year to year to worship the King, Jehovah of Hosts, and to keep the Feast of Tabernacles. 17 And it shall be, whoever will not come up from all the families of the earth to Jerusalem to worship the King, Jehovah of Hosts, even on them shall be no rain. 18 And if the family of Egypt does not go up, nor come in, they shall have no rain, but the plague with which Jehovah shall strike the nations who do not come up to keep the Feast of Tabernacles.
It is a holiday of peace -The Sukkah of Shalom. Shalom is one of the names of God. Shalem – wholesome and complete in Hebrew – is one of the names of Jerusalem (Salem).
One final note that was asked me this week on fb.
“When a man hath taken a new wife, he shall not go out to war, neither shall he be charged with any business: but he shall be free at home one year, and shall cheer up his wife which he hath taken.”
Sukkot is the wedding party and celebration. But the wedding and consummation take place in the 8 Millennium, after all of mankind has been reconciled to Yehovah by the end of the 7th Millennium. This is the whole meaning of the 8th Day Feast, Yehovah dwelling with us here on earth. So for that entire 8th Millennium, I would expect Yehovah to be completely with us all the time. Pretty awesome, I think.
After the 8th Millennium there is no 9th Millennium.
Rev 21:1 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth. For the first heaven and the first earth had passed away. And the sea no longer is. 2 And I, John, saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down from God out of Heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her Husband. 3 And I heard a great voice out of Heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they will be His people, and God Himself will be with them and be their God. 4 And God will wipe away all tears from their eyes. And there will be no more death, nor mourning, nor crying out, nor will there be any more pain; for the first things passed away. 5 And He sitting on the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And He said to me, Write, for these words are true and faithful. 6 And He said to me, It is done. I am the Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and the End. To him who thirsts I will give of the fountain of the Water of Life freely.
Rev 22:1And he showed me a pure river of Water of Life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb. 2In the midst of its street, and of the river, from here and from there, was the Tree of Life, which bore twelve fruits, each yielding its fruit according to one month. And the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. 3And every curse will no longer be; but the throne of God and of the Lamb will be in it, and His servants will serve Him. 4And they will see His face, and His name will be in their foreheads. 5And there will be no night there. And they need no lamp, or light of the sun; for the Lord God gives them light. And they will reign forever and ever. 6And he said to me, These sayings are faithful and true. And the Lord God of the holy prophets sent His angel to show to His servants the things which must shortly be done. 7Behold, I come quickly. Blessed is he who keeps the Words of the prophecy of this Book.
In that 8th Day, in that 8th Millennial day, Yehovah will dwell with us on this earth. His radiance will be brighter than the sun and there will be no more night. With no more night we cannot count the days. It will always be bright for ever. From this point on we go and settle the entire universe. How Awesome is our Yehovah?