News Letter 5853-010
The 1st Year of the 4th Sabbatical Cycle
The 22nd year of the Jubilee Cycle
The 30th day of the 2nd month 5853 years after the creation of Adam
The 2nd Month in the First year of the Fourth Sabbatical Cycle
The 42nd day of Counting the Omer
The 4th Sabbatical Cycle after the 119th Jubilee Cycle
The Sabbatical Cycle of Sword, Famines and Pestilence
May 27, 2017
Shabbat Shalom to our Family around the world
The following is the New Moon report from Devorah’s Date tree. The New Moon was not seen as of this posting.
At this time, we are not aware of anyone who sighted the new moon from Israel this evening, May 26, 2017. We will of course send out an update should reliable positive reports come in later. If we do not receive any new reports, tomorrow evening, May 27, 2017, will be the beginning of the 3rd month by default. The above picture was taken at moonset, notice how bright the sky still was at that time.
I want to begin with the meetings held in Jerusalem Israel this past weekend called the 2017 Shavuot COI Reconciliation Conference Jerusalem May 21-23, 2017.
In the weeks leading up to this event, I was asked to join up with others whom I respected and to put my support and that of Sightedmoon.com behind this “Great Cause”. The person writing me was Bruce Brill, who last I understood was a Karaite. I had no idea he was a part of this COI Conference based on his letter to me until I saw his name at COI as one of the presenters.
I have kept silent about this cause, which my friend Stephen Spykerman is one of the founding members along with Ovadyah Avrahami, because of past events which I am now going to share. Actually, I have shared these events in the past as they occurred. But was not going to write about this event until I read my own News Letter from last week which hit me like a rock.
Yes, I normally read my own NewsLetter each week after it is posted to the public to refresh myself of what I had written. Most Newsletters are written one two or even three weeks before. They then get reworked the week they are to be posted and then edited by Laura the night before. Laura is the one who knows how bad my spelling is and rarely if ever gets thanked for doing this job for me and for you. So I do thank her for this and the feedback she provides from time to time.
But this first part of this News Letter was written by me way back in 2012. It was then published in my book Remembering the Sabbatical year of 2016 near the end of the book. Back in 2010 or 2011, I had written to you about my many experiences with one Rabbi Feld who is on the board of directors with COI. He would later ask me to remove his name from all my publishings as it was causing him a lot of trouble. Also on this board is Professor Liebenberg of South Africa. Professor Liebenberg was the one who wrote the Nobel committee to nominate the Prophecies of Abraham for that prize because of the things we were then teaching about Sabbatical and Jubilee years and the whole history of man inside that time frame. We are still teaching these things with even more depth and understanding now.
Also on this board of directors is Stephen Collins who has some of the greatest teachings on the history of the 10 Lost tribes I have ever read. I have quoted him at length in the past. I can highly recommend all of his books. Also listed as one of the board members is Gene Porter who was on our Tour in 2010 in Jerusalem. He is the radio host of NCI Radio of which I have been on in the past.
I also see David Sloss from what used to be our fellowship in Hanover Ontario, is also going to be one of the speakers at this event.
Let me give you some background information here before I get to the point of this article.
In 2009 we hosted a Feast site at the Petra Hostel in Jerusalem for all those who had been rejected or kicked out of other churches or groups for believing in the Torah. This event was organized by Amanda who did all the work at the Petra and myself who organized all the speakers that we had each day of this event. One of those who came to meet me that year was Stephen Spykerman. He was and is a great orator. He read one of my articles that I had written and it had many of us all teary eyed. Stephen had also written many books about the Ten Lost Tribes. Nehemiah Gordon was one of our key speakers as was Ephraim Franks who organized the Ephraimites in 2014 to march in the march of Nations held in Jerusalem at Sukkot that year. In 2014 at this time I was talking to people at the ICEJ conference about our books I had written. This was the first time Ephraimites could march in this parade as Ephraimites.
In 2010, Stephen along with Amanda and myself organized another Feast at the Petra for those who had been kicked out of all other groups. The Feast in 2009 was amazing. The one we did in 2010 was even better with bus trips and speakers. Again Nehemiah spoke, but this time Stephen introduced us to one Rabbi Feld whom I had met each time I came to Israel during the year 2010. I came all three times in 2009 and 2010. In 2010 Stephen and I wanted to make a Peace Offering to Yehovah on behalf of the donors from Sightedmoon. We did not know who to give it to or how to give and eventually it was donated to Rabbi Feld’s work. Many times Rabbi Feld met with me and I never felt good about the outcomes of those meetings. He did take The Prophecies of Abraham from me, but I am not sure he ever read it. Eventually, I just stopped meeting with him.
Stephen Spykerman also was the person in 2009 to push me to publish The Prophecies of Abraham and he is the person endorsing it on the back cover. It was released in 2010 and Rabbi Feld got one of the very first copies.
Also in 2010, Amanda was able to get an upland course set up at Ariel University. We felt this was the start of something big for Ephraim to learn Hebrew and for us to spend a full year in Israel. By the time it was set up I was not able to go. If I pulled out my money though, the whole thing was to fall apart. So I left it in and someone from Germany was given a free ride. It would be a few years before one of the other organizers would pay it back to me.
At Passover 2011 in Jerusalem, I was to find out that something was not right. A letter was written to Nehemiah informing him he would no longer be allowed to speak at our Feast gathering. I was extremely upset about this which was done without my knowledge. I then contacted Amanda and Stephen. And they supported the letter in favour of having Rabbi Feld speak and other Rabbis. It was at this time that I decided I could no longer support this work in Jerusalem that was created to allow those rejected from other groups, which was now rejecting people from speaking. I parted with them and began to work with Avi ben Mordechai and met James Relf on this tour in 2011.
That same year the upland course was having more and more visits from one Rabbi Feld. I was sent reports of those in the course feeling pressure to convert to Judaism so they could stay in the land full time. Although Amanda denied it to my face she did deny Yehshua and convert to Judaism through the support of Rabbi Feld. Stephen would have to give up all his teachings if he wanted to become Jewish. He could not do that and returned to the UK.
This was the end of the upland course at Ariel university. During this same time, one of those mentioned above told me they would begin to pray for my death to come quickly because I was not going to agree with or submit to Kol Hator. At this time others began to write and threaten me privately and publicly.
Through all of this Stephen and I have remained friends. He continued to promote his books which we also promoted through sightedmoon.com.
I would co-host tours with Avi in 2011 and 2012. 2013 I spoke in Tennessee and made the videos we now have. 2014 I was at the ICEJ event promoting the books. 2015 I was in the Philippines teaching and 2016 I hosted a tour in Jerusalem. But since 2011 I have stayed away from Rabbi Feld and those working with him.
This year’s COI conference was preceded by another conference in 2016 called the COY Conference also held in Jerusalem.
I had said to Stephen this year that I would like to speak at this conference. He said the slate is already full and yet I do see many on there who are speaking but do not have near the readership that we do at sightedmoon.com which now has about 10 million hits to all of our venues. Stephen also said that many of those at this event “Hate my Guts” and I know this to be true with the exception of a very few.
So why do I bother to write to you about this event in which I am not welcome and about people that will not keep the commandment of Yehovah and keep the Sabbatical year? Why do I care about this event?
Because as it grows it is going to affect each of you and it will grow. I love Stephen, I truly do. But I have to share this.
With that background now explained to you let me share what was told to me and is in our book Remembering the Sabbatical year of 2016. I will quote the book but interject along the way.
There have been many things, which have taken place to date that I am currently at a loss to explain. I am now going to share with you these life-changing events in order to better show you how Yehovah has been very much at work in and a part of all of this.
I first began to question the validity of the Sabbath in 1982 and after proving it to be true, I began attending the Worldwide Church of God in Toronto, Canada. In 1994, I left this denomination as they began to return to the church teachings I had formerly stopped patterning my life after.
I then returned to working seven days a week for a time before I felt this huge hole in my innermost being. I began a day and night study to relay the foundation of all I had thought I believed in, not using any church literature. As I engaged in these studies, I began to write them down in article format.
In 1996, which I did not know at the time was the Jubilee Year, I learned of Noah’s Ark and spoke at length to one Ron Wyatt on the phone just one year prior to his death in 1998. I was studying many things during this time and writing down everything I was learning along the way. I had an insatiable desire welling up from deep within me to prove everything from Noah’s Ark to even the Messiah.
Then, in 2001, 9/11 took place and I thought the end was about to begin, so I returned to the United Church of God-one of over 800 offshoots of the Worldwide Church of God that came into existence after 1994. I was there for a season and during that time, they let me write for their church newspaper and their Good News magazine. I felt truly blessed by the magnanimous response from my readership and so many telling me how much they looked forward to reading my articles and contributions. The United Church of God was also grooming me to become a deacon during this time from 2001 until 2006 when I finally left.
In my researching and intensive study, I came under heavy conviction over the sins I was still engaging in and unable to stop doing. I felt spiritually sick and cut to the quick to where I felt I would never become a true, died in the wool, member of Yehovah’s Kingdom if I kept it up.
In 2004, I read Daniel’s confession in the following passage:
Then I set my face toward the Lord God to make request by prayer and supplications, with fasting, sackcloth, and ashes. And I prayed to the Lord my God, and made confession, and said, “O Lord, great and awesome God, who keeps His covenant and mercy with those who love Him, and with those who keep His commandments, we have sinned and committed iniquity, we have done wickedly and rebelled, even by departing from Your precepts and Your judgments. Neither have we heeded Your servants the prophets, who spoke in Your name to our kings and our princes, to our fathers and all the people of the land. O Lord, righteousness belongs to You, but to us shame of face, as it is this day—to the men of Judah, to the inhabitants of Jerusalem and all Israel, those near and those far off in all the countries to which You have driven them, because of the unfaithfulness which they have committed against You.
“O Lord, to us belongs shame of face, to our kings, our princes, and our fathers, because we have sinned against You. To the Lord our God belong mercy and forgiveness, though we have rebelled against Him. (Daniel 9:3-9)
We have not obeyed the voice of the Lord our God, to walk in His laws, which He set before us by His servants the prophets. Yes, all Israel has transgressed Your law, and has departed so as not to obey Your voice; therefore the curse and the oath written in the Law of Moses the servant of God have been poured out on us, because we have sinned against Him. And He has confirmed His words, which He spoke against us and against our judges who judged us, by bringing upon us a great disaster; for under the whole heaven such has never been done as what has been done to Jerusalem.
“As it is written in the Law of Moses, all this disaster has come upon us; yet we have not made our prayer before the Lord our God, that we might turn from our iniquities and understand Your truth. Therefore the Lord has kept the disaster in mind, and brought it upon us; for the Lord our God is righteous in all the works which He does, though we have not obeyed His voice. (Daniel 9:10-14)
And now, O Lord our God, who brought Your people out of the land of Egypt with a mighty hand, and made Yourself a name, as it is this day—we have sinned, we have done wickedly!
“O Lord, according to all Your righteousness, I pray, let Your anger and Your fury be turned away from Your city Jerusalem, Your holy mountain; because for our sins, and for the iniquities of our fathers, Jerusalem and Your people are a reproach to all those around us. Now therefore, our God, hear the prayer of Your servant, and his supplications, and for the Lord’s sake cause Your face to shine on Your sanctuary, which is desolate. O my God, incline Your ear and hear; open Your eyes and see our desolations, and the city which is called by Your name; for we do not present our supplications before You because of our righteous deeds, but because of Your great mercies. O Lord, hear! O Lord, forgive! O Lord, listen and act! Do not delay for Your own sake, my God, for Your city and Your people are called by Your name.”(Daniel 9:15-19)
After reading this, I felt I had to repent and cry out to Yehovah in like manner. This passage began to prick my conscience the more I meditated upon it, to the point where, as I stated at the beginning of this book, I wrote out all my sins and made an appointment to meet with my pastor and confess my sins to him back in December of 2004. It took me the better part of two hours to read the entire account and he was willing to listen to it impartially and not judge me. Finally, someone knew my secret sins and was going to hold me accountable. A great weight had been lifted-or so it seemed.
It was shortly thereafter that I then learned about the debate between the Sighted Moon people, namely the Karaites and the Conjunction Moon adherents, namely the Hebrew Calendar devotees. I was quick to see the importance of learning all I possibly could about this, as it determined the beginning of the month and the count to each of the Holy Days of Leviticus 23. But, at that time, I was unable to prove which one was right.
After wrestling with it the entire winter and with Passover being only two months away, I prayed in earnest to Yehovah for an answer. He then led me to Isaiah 7 and Revelation 12. After that, He led me to the following passage in Matthew:
36 But concerning that day and the hour no one knows, not even the messengers of the heavens, but My Father only. (Matthew 24:36)
And it dawned on me that we could know when; we could not know the actual day and this is because this is speaking of the Feast of Trumpets, which depicts the day of the Messiah’s triumphant return.260 This was the day Yehshua was born on.
“Because you cannot know the day …” is a Hebrew idiom, which is indicative of the Feast of Trumpets. This then means the month begins with the Sighted Moon and not the Conjunction Moon currently being used in the Hebrew Calendar. I would later learn how this Hebrew Calendar came to be.
So I now had a test to pass in front of me. We are told in Exodus how Yehovah uses the Sabbath to test His people. So here you have a situation where the Passover season is just about to begin and my test was: which calendar was I going to keep? The un-biblical “Conjunction Moon” I had been following the past twenty-three years, or the biblically sanctioned Sighted Moon Method by which to begin the month?
I was still not 100% sure, so I decided to keep both Passovers on both days, and two Holy Days for the Days of Unleavened Bread and two more at the end of the Days of Unleavened Bread. Then the controversy really began because the Passovers would now be one month apart due to the barley being ripe early. This meant I had to keep the Holy Days of two calendar systems one month apart. So I set my mind to do both and to see for myself which one was right. This meant I was going to keep two Pentecosts, two Feast of Trumpets, two Day of Atonements and two Feasts of Tabernacles. And I did this.
As soon as I kept the first Passover according to the Sighted Moon Method with the barley being Aviv in Israel and before I had kept the second one, Yehovah revealed to me the Sabbatical Years.
I was wowed over this. I had been looking into this on and off for almost twenty years up until this point and now, “Voila!” there it was right in front of me as I read of the Sabbatical Years and Jubilee Cycles as explained by Qadesh La Yahweh Press. And then I realized the curses that also lined up with this and began seeing it on the nightly news everywhere.
I tried to tell my pastor at the United Church of God, but he and the other elders did not want to hear me out on this or with regard to any of the other things I was learning.
I then wrote the article, Time’s Up! No More Excuses, in an effort to try and explain some of this, but I had not yet been asked the hard questions people ask in order to justify not keeping the Sabbatical Year.
As the Feast came in 2005, I decided to go with a group in New Hampshire who were keeping the Feast according to the barley and the Sighted Moon. I asked if I would be able to talk to someone about the Sabbatical Years and sent them my article entitled, Time’s Up! No More Excuses. They wrote back and told me I had to teach this at the Feast that year, which was less than a month away.
I had never spoken at a Feast or Festival before and was scared to do so. They had me speak on the opening night. There were about fifty people presiding and I did a miserable job at presenting it. I went back to my tent and just cried.
That night I put a fleece out before Yehovah that if this was truly His message, He would make an opening in the speaking schedule as it currently was full with no wiggle room for anyone else. The very next morning as I entered the hall, the host was visibly upset. I went to talk to him and asked him what was wrong. He told me that one of his key speakers had just backed out and that this created three main teaching spots that were now vacant. I roared with laughter and then proceeded to explain to him what my prayer the night before had been all about. He wanted me to begin teaching that very same day, but I declined. I told him in three days’ time I would be ready.
I then went and fasted for the entire time up to and including when I spoke. I also rewrote the entire message and prayed the entire three days.
At the onset of my presentation, there were over 100 people present and I remember like it was yesterday how not one person got up and moved the entire four hours while I presented this information to them. One fellow by the name of Steven Denke, who would later become a close friend, sat in the audience with an incredulous look upon his face the entire time. No one had heard anything like this before. They had kept the Sabbath and the Holy Days according to the Sighted Moon and the barley being Aviv, but never did they think they were still sinning because they had failed to keep the Sabbatical Years nor had they connected them to the curses happening then which are still happening now.
Yehovah had blessed my mouth, given them ears to hear and they “got” the message.
I then began to try and share this message and teaching with all the Church of God groups I could find, but was met with a great deal of resistance because I was not an elder, deacon or someone who had been raised up in the ministry.
For the second Feast I had determined in my heart to keep that year (2005), I was going to Israel for the first time on a tour with Don Esposito’s group. We went to The North and to The South. I was very much in awe of The Land and met so many people who actually knew their Bibles-at least they knew more than I did. While in Eilat, which is the southern tip of Israel, I was able to present this teaching for the second time to Don and about twelve others who joined us. Sadly, however, it was not well received.
On the last day of the tour, Don took us to the riverbed where David had, as a shepherd boy, picked up the stone he slew Goliath with. After reading the story, Don paused and then asked, “Who amongst you will stand in the gap? Which one of you are going to stand up and take on Goliath, despite the odds stacked against you and defend Yehovah’s Torah and His way of life, come what may?”
I can remember saying to myself out loud that I would. I would stand up and do whatever needed to be done. Suffice it to say, I had no idea what I was in for. I was just responding to a question at the end of a Holy Land “tour of a lifetime.”
On the last day of this tour, I went to where the Temple once stood in the Old City of David near the Gihon Spring. It was about 5:30 am and the streets were empty. I went there to pray to Yehovah to thank Him for an awesome tour of His Land and for allowing me to finally see it for the very first time. I was, in fact, saying my goodbyes as I fully believed I would never be able to possibly afford to come back again.
The sun had not yet risen and the place where I was praying overlooked the Kidron Valley and was halfway down to the Gihon Spring. The hill in front of me was very steep and on that hill, I suddenly saw two men stand up. I must have missed them before with my eyes closed praying. As I watched them, they began to walk up the hill in strides that seemed effortless. They then both jumped the railing just down the stairs from me and one began walking toward the Gihon Spring and the other came and stood at the edge of the platform I was praying on and fixed his gaze upon the Kidron Valley and never once looked at me.
I thought I was about to be mugged, so I clenched my fist just in case. I finished my prayer with one eye open, watching this guy closely the entire time. I said goodbye to Yehovah and left keeping an eye on this guy in case he followed me up the stairs. I went back to the group and finished the tour and then flew home.
By the end of that tour, Don had inspired and challenged me to engage in some deeper studies of the things he had spoken about on the tour. Once I had finished these studies, I could not believe what I had uncovered and had to come back to Israel in 2006 again for Sukkot.
I tried to speak to everyone I could about Israel and how awesome my first visit there was and also, about the things I was learning with regard to the Sighted Moon and the Sabbatical Years. By July of 2006, my pastor of the United Church of God asked me to come to a meeting and I thought this was going to be the perfect time to explain the Sabbatical Years without being interrupted.
But he had asked me to come to the meeting for no other reason than to determine if I wanted to keep attending. He then told me I had to stop talking about the Bible and the things I was studying. I was floored. I could not talk about these things at home with my unconverted wife, and now I was told I couldn’t talk about them at church? What was I to do? Needless to say, my feet left that meeting and the rest of my body followed.
I contacted a certain individual and told him I had to get an Internet site up and running right away. The Internet was fairly new at this time so I did not know how to go about it. While we both were talking, he asked me what I wanted to call it. I said “The Berean Truth” site. Neither one of us could figure out how to spell “Berean” however. But, because we were also working on the moon logo, he proffered, “Why not call it “sightedmoon.com?” I took an instant liking to his suggestion and that was the beginning of my website. During the course of that very same week, I was asked not to come back by my pastor. I then posted all the articles I had researched on my new website and that is how it all started.
At the Feast of Tabernacles in 2006, I went back to Israel again and met many more brethren from around the world who were excited, studying, learning, and growing, just like me. I conducted my explorations at night and early in the morning. I was trying to prove the books I had read to be true or false as to the actual location of the Temple.
By the middle of the week, I had eliminated all the other potential sites and had taken a number of people on some small tours. There was only one place left to go at this point and this had to be the location of the crucifixion site for the Messiah. I attended a lesson led by Don and was just about to depart when a lady told me I had to hear her out. She had recently just had a dream about me and simply had to share it with me.
As a rule, I do not believe in dreams and am inclined to think those who tell others of their dreams are a bit loony. I was trying to ignore her and she grabbed my arm and pulled me closer to her and said, “Listen. I dreamed that Yehovah was drawing you closer to Himself.” I asked her what it meant? She did not know, but she just had to tell me “That Yehovah was drawing me to Himself”
I said, “Thank you,” and thought she was nuts. I then embarked upon my quest for the crucifixion site. Much to my surprise, I found it. But I could not be 100% sure, as there was no missing tomb and I could not find it anywhere. Yet, everything else lined up with what Josephus had said about the Temple.
Near the end of this tour, I brought some ladies over to the very same place and showed them what I had found and explained how. When they began to look around, one of them called me over to where she was standing and exclaimed, “Look at this!” And, lo and behold, it was an elaborate tomb with seven sepulchers inside. Moreover, it was just yards from the place I concluded to be the crucifixion site. I was beyond excited.
It was also on this trip that Don offered all of us an opportunity to mikveh (get re-baptized) in the Gihon Spring. The year before he did it in the Jordan, but it was green with sewage and I adamantly refused to get in the water. But the Gihon Spring was pure water that came roaring up right out of the ground. I and a number of others were immersed that day and I remember the fellow who laid hands on me afterward while praying for my gifts to be enhanced. I did not think I had any gifts. Yet this was, in truth, what he had prayed.
Since that time, I have not been able to shut up about the Sabbatical and Jubilee Years. I have also been writing my weekly newsletters nonstop ever since Passover of 2007. I figured I only had enough material to write seven newsletters up to Pentecost that year. To date, as of 2012, there are now over 300 articles online-not all of them written by me.
I had now gone to Israel two times in my life and once again never conceived I would ever go back again. I had also just been kicked out of my church and, apart from the creation of my website, I was not exactly sure what to do next.
A friend then asked me to take him to Israel with me to show him all the things I had found and was talking about. He kept bugging me until I relented. In 2007, I again went to Jerusalem for Sukkot. That year, we booked our room right on the crucifixion site and my friend could not understand why we were staying there.
Each day I showed him all the things I had learned. Day by day we eliminated each of the traditional sites by exposing the facts found in the history books. By day three, he was ecstatic about all he was learning and wanted to mikveh in the Gihon Spring as I had. I also wanted to mikveh again in the Gihon Spring. While we were talking, a gentleman from France asked to join us and so the three of us raced down the path to the Gihon Spring to be the first ones in the spring to perform the mikveh.
In Leviticus, it says that for each purification ceremony each thing that was required was done seven times and then the eighth time it was acceptable to Yehovah.
I told my friend from New Zealand this and we determined we would submerge ourselves seven times each and then once more for a total of eight times. When I was done, he followed suit and I then washed my new Tallit (Jewish prayer shawl) eight times over. We then prayed quietly. The man from France only watched and never mikveh’d. But he began to get excited and said, “What is happening?”
As we looked around, we were about twenty feet from the entrance into the waters of the Gihon Spring. We were in an underground tunnel that King Hezekiah had dug in 701 B.C. The air temperature was constant, but all around us a fog was forming and it was getting thicker and thicker as we looked on.
My friend Nevil asked me what was going on and I said I did not know. We could not even see our hands in front of us and each of us had become totally obscured by the fog yet we were all just a couple of feet apart.
While we were pondering the meaning or the cause of the fog that had just enveloped us, we began to hear footsteps from inside the tunnel coming toward us. This was very weird as we were the first ones in the tunnel. Again, each of us asked the other what was going on and no one had the slightest clue. We started to walk in the direction of the footsteps which kept getting louder. Then suddenly, they stopped and the cloud lifted and we could all see each other again. Without uttering a single word, we all walked the rest of the way out of the tunnel and then back up to our rooms where we hung out our Tallits to dry on the Mount of Olives. It was noon before we would begin to talk about it, but we never were able to make sense of what had just happened.
The following year, I had decided to come once again to Israel in 2008. This time around, despite what little stock I take in dreams, it was I who had a dream. Three weeks before I came, I had a nightmare, no less. I dreamed I was in a German concentration camp as a P.O.W. (Prisoner of War). This was a war, still yet to come, set in the future. I and another fellow had asked the guards if we could go into this one building. We did and then when we came out my “master guard” was across the street from us diagonally speaking and began to yell at us and I did not understand him. But when he began to untie his whip, I understood and we both dropped to our knees and began to yell out, “We are guilty! We are guilty! WE ARE GUILTY!”
Each time he would crack the whip, it would snap right on the hairs of my nose, ears, and cheeks. The whip never hit me, but the cracking of it was deafening. My guard cracked that whip twelve times and each time I screamed, “We are guilty!” The twelfth time, I yelled I was guilty and the whipping stopped. I awoke from the nightmare drenched with my own perspiration and my wife, whom I yelled at for not waking me, never heard a thing.
When I woke up, I knew the man in the dream doing the whipping was Yehshua and that is why He never actually struck me. But the part that was so upsetting to me was His face. It was the very same face of the man who had stood beside me in 2005 as I prayed above the Gihon Spring. He was right there and I did not recognize Him.
I returned to Israel in 2008 and gave a private tour of the things I had discovered and was also talking about.
At Passover in 2009, I had the privilege to meet the man who was going to be making the Korban (Corban) offering on the Temple mount on behalf of the Sanhedrin. I found him to be very interesting and wondered if this was going to start a “holy war” when he did it. It turned out that he was prohibited from making the Korban offering by the courts of Israel.
It was also in 2009 that I did a series of newsletters about the life of Abraham. People began to tell me I had to put all of the information contained within this newsletter series into one book so that it could be viewed all in one place instead of spread out over the course of so many newsletters. In response, I began to work on The Prophecies of Abraham at this time.
In 2009, many of us ended up staying at the Petra Hostel in the Old City. During our stay, we decided to organize our very own Feast site for those who were no longer allowed to fellowship with any of the other groups. We had walking tours and speakers each night and on one occasion there was a turnout of 175 people in all coming to the Petra to keep the Feast. We became the talk of the town that year and it was one of the best Feasts ever. This was also my first Sabbatical Year and I was determined to keep all three feasts in Israel that year and I did.
The Prophecies of Abraham was published in February 2010. And although I had never written anything except the News Letters, it has continued to be proven true in that it accurately mirrors the world events which have been taking place on the nightly news ever since.
Also in 2010, at Passover, a friend (Stephen Spykerman) and I went to Israel for the purpose of making a freewill offering to Yehovah. We did not know how exactly to do this, so we finally decided upon the giving of a gift to a Jewish charity teaching about the Ten Tribes.
In 2010, we did as we had done in 2009 and hosted a Feast at the Petra. In addition, we conducted a couple of bus tours. Once again, we had a big turnout. We had a host of guest speakers each night and, like the year before; it proved itself to be another awesome Feast.
A lady came up to me during this Feast to remember. She was a good friend and went on to say, “I had a dream about you last night.” Again I sighed, but she was a friend, so I listened. In her dream, all the leaders of the Hebraic Roots Movement were at a meeting in Jerusalem and they were all asking, “Where is Joe?” because I was not there. This lady then answered them in her dream saying, “He is in the outer courtyard, but can’t find the door to get in. But he will be coming as soon as possible.”
I asked her what it meant and she did not know. All she knew was that she felt compelled to share her dream with me. So I began to do some research. The outer courtyard was the courtyard of the Temple and this is where the lambs were sacrificed. The Door was and is Yehshua.
Now from the first dream of being drawn closer, when one makes an offering (or a freewill offering), that person is said to be drawing closer to Yehovah. So here I was in the outer courtyard making a freewill offering to Yehovah of myself-drawing closer to Him.
In 2011, there was a dispute, which caused us to separate from the Petra group. I then went with Avi Ben Mordechai and co-hosted a tour in Israel for the Feast. It was another amazing time for me.
During this Feast, as I taught about the Sabbatical Years, I explained how this message was going to be taken from the Ten Lost Tribes and shared with the Asian world. This is what was impressed upon me from my study of Matthew 22. What was so amazing was that over half the audience that year was from Asia and we were witnessing prophetic history in the making, taking place right in front of us.
I was unable to announce it to anyone before the Feast in 2011, but The Prophecies of Abraham had been nominated that year for a Nobel Prize, of which you can read about in Appendix “A.” My book did not win but it was nominated, which was a huge honor.
This year-the year 2012-the breach between us and the Petra group was finally repaired, so we agreed to work together for the Feast this year.
As you can see, each and every year I have gone to Israel, something truly remarkable and inexplicable has taken place or, if nothing else, we have all been blessed beyond words while experiencing one incredible time after another with one another. I wanted to share these things with you so that 1). I do not forget and 2). To show you how Yehovah is at work in our lives. I am no different than you. All I did was say, “Here am I Yehovah, send me. I will stand in the gap.” And somewhere in the midst of it all, my newsletter grew from being one in which no one read to one that has now caught the attention of over 11,000 readers who span the globe. The website is about to pass 2 Million hits and all of this since 2005 when I was first shown these truths, and then in 2006 when the website began and then from 2007 when I began to write on a weekly basis the News Letter for Sightedmoon.com.
John 10:1-18 “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who does not enter the sheepfold by the door, but climbs up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber. But he who enters by the door is the shepherd of the sheep. To him the doorkeeper opens, and the sheep hear his voice; and he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. And when he brings out his own sheep, he goes before them; and the sheep follow him, for they know his voice. Yet they will by no means follow a stranger, but will flee from him, for they do not know the voice of strangers.” Jesus used this illustration, but they did not understand the things which He spoke to them.
Then Jesus said to them again, “Most assuredly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep. All who ever came before Me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not hear them. I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture. The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.
“I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd gives His life for the sheep. But a hireling, he who is not the shepherd, one who does not own the sheep, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and flees; and the wolf catches the sheep and scatters them. The hireling flees because he is a hireling and does not care about the sheep. I am the good shepherd; and I know My sheep, and am known by My own. As the Father knows Me, even so I know the Father; and I lay down My life for the sheep. And other sheep I have which are not of this fold; them also I must bring, and they will hear My voice; and there will be one flock and one shepherd.
“Therefore My Father loves Me, because I lay down My life that I may take it again. No one takes it from Me, but I lay it down of Myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This command I have received from My Father.”
If you are coming into the Kingdom by any other means or ways other than through this door, then you are a thief and a robber. I want you to now read Zechariah.
Zechariah 12:10-14 “And I will pour on the house of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem the Spirit of grace and supplication; then they will look on Me whom they pierced. Yes, they will mourn for Him as one mourns for his only son, and grieve for Him as one grieves for a firstborn. In that day there shall be a great mourning in Jerusalem, like the mourning at Hadad Rimmon in the plain of Megiddo. And the land shall mourn, every family by itself: the family of the house of David by itself, and their wives by themselves; the family of the house of Nathan by itself, and their wives by themselves; the family of the house of Levi by itself, and their wives by themselves; the family of Shimei by itself, and their wives by themselves; all the families that remain, every family by itself, and their wives by themselves.
Now notice something. This is Yehovah who is speaking here. He says “I” will do these things. Then they will look upon “ME”. Me whom they have pierced. And then they are to mourn for Him.
Now consider the words of Proverbs 30:4
Who has ascended into heaven, or descended?
Who has gathered the wind in His fists?
Who has bound the waters in a garment?
Who has established all the ends of the earth?
What is His name, and what is His Son’s name,
If you know?
The answer here is Yehovah. He is the one in heaven and He is the one who came down from heaven. Yehovah is our redeemer.
Isaiah 41:14 “Fear not, you worm Jacob,
You men of Israel!
I will help you,” says the Lord
And your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel.
Isaiah 43:14 Thus says the Lord, your Redeemer,
The Holy One of Israel:
Isiah 44:6 “Thus says the Lord, the King of Israel,
And his Redeemer, the Lord of hosts:
‘I am the First and I am the Last;
Besides Me there is no God.
Isaiah 44:24 Thus says the Lord, your Redeemer,
And He who formed you from the womb:
“I am the Lord, who makes all things,
Who stretches out the heavens all alone,
Who spreads abroad the earth by Myself;
Isaiah 47:4 As for our Redeemer, the Lord of hosts is His name,
The Holy One of Israel.
Isaiah 49:7 Thus says the Lord,
The Redeemer of Israel, their Holy One,
Now read these next verses in relation to last week’s article about the husband carrying the women across the threshold.
Isaiah 54:4-8 “Do not fear, for you will not be ashamed;
Neither be disgraced, for you will not be put to shame;
For you will forget the shame of your youth,
And will not remember the reproach of your widowhood anymore.
For your Maker is your husband,
The Lord of hosts is His name;
And your Redeemer is the Holy One of Israel;
For the Lord has called you
Like a woman forsaken and grieved in spirit,
Like a youthful wife when you were refused,”
Says your God.
“For a mere moment I have forsaken you,
But with great mercies I will gather you.
With a little wrath I hid My face from you for a moment;
But with everlasting kindness I will have mercy on you,”
Says the Lord, your Redeemer.
He is called the God of the whole earth.
And again in Isaiah 63:16 we are told Yehovah is our Father and redeemer.
Doubtless You are our Father,
Though Abraham was ignorant of us,
And Israel does not acknowledge us.
You, O Lord, are our Father;
Our Redeemer from Everlasting is Your name.
Yehshua told us to Pray to the Father and never once did He say to pray to Yeshua or to Jesus.
Luke 11:1 Now it came to pass, as He was praying in a certain place, when He ceased, that one of His disciples said to Him, “Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples.”
So He said to them, “When you pray, say:
Our Father in heaven,
Hallowed be Your name.
Your kingdom come.
Your will be done
On earth as it is in heaven.
Yehovah is the first and the last.
Isaiah 48:12 “Listen to Me, O Jacob,
And Israel, My called:
I am He, I am the First,
I am also the Last.
Rev 1:8 “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End,” says the Lord, “who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.” I, John, both your brother and companion in the tribulation and kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was on the island that is called Patmos for the word of God and for the testimony of Jesus Christ. I was in the Spirit on the Lord’s Day, and I heard behind me a loud voice, as of a trumpet, saying, “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last,” and, “What you see, write in a book and send it to the seven churches which are in Asia: to Ephesus, to Smyrna, to Pergamos, to Thyatira, to Sardis, to Philadelphia, and to Laodicea.”
Rev 1:17-18 And when I saw Him, I fell at His feet as dead. But He laid His right hand on me, saying to me, “Do not be afraid; I am the First and the Last. I am He who lives, and was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore. Amen. And I have the keys of Hades and of Death.
You can also read Rev 2:8
“And to the angel of the church in Smyrna write,
‘These things says the First and the Last, who was dead, and came to life:
Rev 22:12-14 “And behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give to every one according to his work. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End, the First and the Last.”
Blessed are those who do His commandments, that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter through the gates into the city.
When was Yehovah ever dead? When was Yehovah ever pierced as you are told in Zechariah? Yehovah is also our redeemer and besides Him, there is no other. The only way all of these statements can be true is if Yehovah was the one who was killed on the tree and pierced and died that day and then came back to life. If there is no other then there can be no one else to have done this.
Deut 6:4 “Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one! You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength.
Do Christians and those in the Hebrew Roots realize these facts? There is only one Yehovah and there is no other. Not two and not three. Does Judah realize that this one Yehovah is the one that we had killed and hung on a tree?
This Door that I am looking for while these two groups try to find some way to become unified is, in fact, Yehovah our Redeemer. Our Saviour.
Isaiah 12:2 Behold, God is my salvation,
I will trust and not be afraid;
‘For Yah, the Lord, is my strength and song;
He also has become my salvation.’ ”
Therefore with joy you will draw water
From the wells of salvation.
And in that day you will say:
“Praise the Lord, call upon His name;
Declare His deeds among the peoples,
Make mention that His name is exalted.
This word ‘Salvation is H3444 is Yeshua.
So what this verse is telling you is this. Behold Yehovah is my Yehshua.
Now consider the COI people who do not come by this threshold nor by Yehshua. Or they have two gods or even three.They are seeking to join with Judah by their own efforts.
They become wannabe Jews. They grow beards, start to keep Chanukah and Rosh Hashanah and Purim. They change their name from John to Yohanon or Elizabeth to Elishabah and start to talk in broken English and Hebrew. They put on Yamakahs and start to attend synagogues and begin to do all things Jewish. Women now cover their heads in an act of piety looking like Jewish women or the Amish.
Ephraimites realize just how far from the Torah and Yehovah we have been and seek to come back to Him. They see Judah and then try to imitate him in order to get closer to Yehovah.
Judah, on the other hand, is not seeking to learn about Yehovah our Messiah, Yehovah Yehshua (salvation), Judah is seeking to get Ephraim to convert to Judaism and that is what I see this COI is all about.
Judah, on the other hand, will say yes there are 12 tribes and yes you might be one of those 12 tribes, but in order to have a place here, you must convert to Judaism.
This is getting serious.
You must come through the threshold of the Mount of Offence and cross the Kidron into the city of David. You must come through the Torah, the commandments and cross over this threshold of the covenant and keep it. It was given to us by Yehovah and it was by His own blood that was spilled on that threshold that paid for us, that redeemed us. Yehovah is our Yehshua. Yehovah is our salvation. Yehovah is our saviour. And besides Yehovah, there is no other.
There are many who copy the Jews. The Black Hebrews are but one prime example. They will deny it and say they are the true Jews and that the ones in the State of Israel are false Jews. And they will quote the following verse as their proof text.
Revelation 3:7 “And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write,
“These things says He who is holy, He who is true, ‘He who has the key of David, He who opens and no one shuts, and shuts and no one opens”: “I know your works. See, I have set before you an open door, and no one can shut it; for you have a little strength, have kept My word, and have not denied My name. Indeed I will make those of the synagogue of Satan, who say they are Jews and are not, but lie—indeed I will make them come and worship before your feet, and to know that I have loved you. Because you have kept My command to persevere, I also will keep you from the hour of trial which shall come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth. Behold, I am coming quickly! Hold fast what you have, that no one may take your crown. He who overcomes, I will make him a pillar in the temple of My God, and he shall go out no more. I will write on him the name of My God and the name of the city of My God, the New Jerusalem, which comes down out of heaven from My God. And I will write on him My new name.
“He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.” ’
I am telling you that those who pretend to be Jewish and are not, those who call the Jews in the State of Israel as belonging to the House of Satan, those who do this whether white or black or any other skin colour are liars and will reap what they are sowing. The Jews in the state of Israel, are Judah! Ephraim, those of you who are of the other 11 tribes are not Jews and you are not Judah.
Ephraim, those of you who are of the other 11 tribes are not Jews and you are not Judah nor should you try to pretend you are.
So stop trying to be Jews and start to be those tribes of Israel from whence we come but this time in obedience. No matter what tribe you are you must obey Yehovah and Him alone and understand that He is that Door by whom we are to enter and no other way.
Again who is that Door? Yehovah is our redeemer and besides Him, there is no savior.
Let me now share with you this parable.
Luke 15:11-31 Then He said: “A certain man had two sons. And the younger of them said to his father, “Father, give me the portion of goods that falls to me.’ So he divided to them his livelihood. And not many days after, the younger son gathered all together, journeyed to a far country, and there wasted his possessions with prodigal living. But when he had spent all, there arose a severe famine in that land, and he began to be in want. Then he went and joined himself to a citizen of that country, and he sent him into his fields to feed swine. And he would gladly have filled his stomach with the pods that the swine ate, and no one gave him anything.
“But when he came to himself, he said, ‘How many of my father’s hired servants have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger! I will arise and go to my father, and will say to him, “Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you, and I am no longer worthy to be called your son. Make me like one of your hired servants.” ’
“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. And the son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and in your sight, and am no longer worthy to be called your son.’
“But the father said to his servants, ‘Bring out the best robe and put it on him, and put a ring on his hand and sandals on his feet. And bring the fatted calf here and kill it, and let us eat and be merry; for this my son was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’ And they began to be merry.
“Now his older son was in the field. And as he came and drew near to the house, he heard music and dancing. So he called one of the servants and asked what these things meant. And he said to him, ‘Your brother has come, and because he has received him safe and sound, your father has killed the fatted calf.’
“But he was angry and would not go in. Therefore his father came out and pleaded with him. So he answered and said to his father, ‘Lo, these many years I have been serving you; I never transgressed your commandment at any time; and yet you never gave me a young goat, that I might make merry with my friends. But as soon as this son of yours came, who has devoured your livelihood with harlots, you killed the fatted calf for him.’
“And he said to him, ‘Son, you are always with me, and all that I have is yours. It was right that we should make merry and be glad, for your brother was dead and is alive again, and was lost and is found.’ ”
Look at the anguish on the Father’s face in the picture above as He greets His wayward son. That is how Yehovah is with each of us as we return to Him.
We Ephraimites were dead in our sins. Yehovah has, in these last days awakened us and is calling us from around the world. Just look around and be amazed at the many who are being called and learning these truths. Every day more and more new people are coming to the truth from all the corners of the world and even more will as each of us shares these truths with still others.
Yehovah is the one waking us up and He is the one calling us.
In the parable above it is Yehovah who is running to greet us. He, Yehovah is running to meet us. Not Judah. Run to Yehovah with open arms and accept our guilt for having been disobedient for the past 2700 years. Run to Yehovah.
Yehovah gave us a bill of divorce for our harlotry.
Jeremiah 3:6-15 The Lord said also to me in the days of Josiah the king: “Have you seen what backsliding Israel has done? She has gone up on every high mountain and under every green tree, and there played the harlot. And I said, after she had done all these things, ‘Return to Me.’ But she did not return. And her treacherous sister Judah saw it. Then I saw that for all the causes for which backsliding Israel had committed adultery, I had put her away and given her a certificate of divorce; yet her treacherous sister Judah did not fear, but went and played the harlot also. So it came to pass, through her casual harlotry, that she defiled the land and committed adultery with stones and trees. And yet for all this her treacherous sister Judah has not turned to Me with her whole heart, but in pretense,” says the Lord.
Then the Lord said to me, “Backsliding Israel has shown herself more righteous than treacherous Judah. Go and proclaim these words toward the north, and say:
‘Return, backsliding Israel,’ says the Lord;
‘I will not cause My anger to fall on you.
For I am merciful,’ says the Lord;
‘I will not remain angry forever.
Only acknowledge your iniquity,
That you have transgressed against the Lord your God,
And have scattered your charms
To alien deities under every green tree,
And you have not obeyed My voice,’ says the Lord.
“Return, O backsliding children,” says the Lord; “for I am married to you. I will take you, one from a city and two from a family, and I will bring you to Zion. And I will give you shepherds according to My heart, who will feed you with knowledge and understanding.
He wants us to come back. Yehovah wants us the prodigal son Ephraim to come back but we can only do that when we keep the Torah. We can only do that when we keep the Sabbath, the Holy Days according to the Barley being Aviv and the crescent moon to begin the year and the months. We can only come back when we are keeping the Sabbatical years. These Holy Set apart times are the things that mark us as His. These are our wedding rings. It is how He knows we are His and when we do not keep them or refuse to keep them at the proper time we become harlots.
Read Duet 30:1-6 “Now it shall come to pass, when all these things come upon you, the blessing and the curse which I have set before you, and you call them to mind among all the nations where the Lord your God drives you, and you return to the Lord your God and obey His voice, according to all that I command you today, you and your children, with all your heart and with all your soul, that the Lord your God will bring you back from captivity, and have compassion on you, and gather you again from all the nations where the Lord your God has scattered you. If any of you are driven out to the farthest parts under heaven, from there the Lord your God will gather you, and from there He will bring you. Then the Lord your God will bring you to the land which your fathers possessed, and you shall possess it. He will prosper you and multiply you more than your fathers. And the Lord your God will circumcise your heart and the heart of your descendants, to love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul, that you may live.
We must be obeying Yehovah while we are in these other nations. Only then will He bring us back. We cannot wait until we are “In the Land”.
Those people who insist we all keep the Hebrew calendar for unity’s sake are in fact telling us that we must go a whoring like them so we can all be the same. Yehovah tells us to come back to him. To keep the Holy Days at the proper time. To keep the Sabbatical years at the proper time. And we all are to keep these no matter where we live in the world.
When you keep the Sabbath on any other day other than from Sunset Friday to Sunset Saturday you are sinning. Should you keep the Holy Days at the wrong time, even though you are in the majority, you are sinning. If you keep the Sabbatical year at the wrong time or do not keep it, you are also sinning and sinners have nothing to do with Yehovah.
Read Hosea. We are told to return and to bring the words. We are not told to return and come through Judah. No!!! We are told to return and to bring the word so we can obey Yehovah.
Hosea 14:1-9O Israel, return to the Lord your God,
For you have stumbled because of your iniquity;
Take words with you,
And return to the Lord.
Say to Him,
“Take away all iniquity;
Receive us graciously,
For we will offer the sacrifices of our lips.
Assyria shall not save us,
We will not ride on horses,
Nor will we say anymore to the work of our hands, ‘You are our gods.’
For in You the fatherless finds mercy.”
“I will heal their backsliding,
I will love them freely,
For My anger has turned away from him.
I will be like the dew to Israel;
He shall grow like the lily,
And lengthen his roots like Lebanon.
His branches shall spread;
His beauty shall be like an olive tree,
And his fragrance like Lebanon.
Those who dwell under his shadow shall return;
They shall be revived like grain,
And grow like a vine.
Their scent shall be like the wine of Lebanon.
“Ephraim shall say, ‘What have I to do anymore with idols?’
I have heard and observed him.
I am like a green cypress tree;
Your fruit is found in Me.”
Who is wise?
Let him understand these things.
Who is prudent?
Let him know them.
For the ways of the Lord are right;
The righteous walk in them,
But transgressors stumble in them.
Now allow me to show you when Israel, the 10 “lost” tribes are to be joined with Judah. Let me show you when those two sticks will be joined as one.
In our book The Prophecies of Abraham of which Rabbi Feld was given a copy, we are told of the 7 years of prosperity and the 7 years of famine that come upon Egypt. It was in the 2nd year of the famine when the rest of Israel recognized Joseph as their brother.
Gen 45:3-7 Then Joseph said to his brothers, “I am Joseph; does my father still live?” But his brothers could not answer him, for they were dismayed in his presence. And Joseph said to his brothers, “Please come near to me.” So they came near. Then he said: “I am Joseph your brother, whom you sold into Egypt. But now, do not therefore be grieved or angry with yourselves because you sold me here; for God sent me before you to preserve life. For these two years the famine has been in the land, and there are still five years in which there will be neither plowing nor harvesting. And God sent me before you to preserve a posterity for you in the earth, and to save your lives by a great deliverance.
When we compare that Sabbatical cycle with our own, all the events that take place in it match the events that are to take place in our time. The 7 years of plenty for the Egyptians or today they are the EU begins at the same time in 2020. The 2nd year of the famine is then the year 2028 which is the time when the remnant will be brought back to the land by the two witnesses. Only then will Judah recognize Israel as their brother.
In the chart below the 7 years of plenty begin in the year 1607B.C. and end in 1601 B.C. The 7 years of famine begin in 1600 B.C. and go to 1594 B.C. The second year of the famine is then 1599 B.C.
When we compare the above chart to our time now we can make the relationships. And this is what the Prophecies of Abraham show us over and over on my Jubilee cycles of the patriarchs.
Romans 11:1 I say then, has God cast away His people? Certainly not! For I also am an Israelite, of the seed of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin. God has not cast away His people whom He foreknew. Or do you not know what the Scripture says of Elijah, how he pleads with God against Israel, saying, “Lord, they have killed Your prophets and torn down Your altars, and I alone am left, and they seek my life”? But what does the divine response say to him? “I have reserved for Myself seven thousand men who have not bowed the knee to Baal.” Even so then, at this present time there is a remnant according to the election of grace. And if by grace, then it is no longer of works; otherwise grace is no longer grace. But if it is of works, it is no longer grace; otherwise work is no longer work.
What then? Israel has not obtained what it seeks; but the elect have obtained it, and the rest were blinded. Just as it is written:
“God has given them a spirit of stupor,
Eyes that they should not see
And ears that they should not hear,
To this very day.”
And David says:
“Let their table become a snare and a trap,
A stumbling block and a recompense to them.
Let their eyes be darkened, so that they do not see,
And bow down their back always.”
Israel’s Rejection Not Final
I say then, have they stumbled that they should fall? Certainly not! But through their fall, to provoke them to jealousy, salvation has come to the Gentiles. Now if their fall is riches for the world, and their failure riches for the Gentiles, how much more their fullness!
For I speak to you Gentiles; inasmuch as I am an apostle to the Gentiles, I magnify my ministry, if by any means I may provoke to jealousy those who are my flesh and save some of them. For if their being cast away is the reconciling of the world, what will their acceptance be but life from the dead?
For if the firstfruit is holy, the lump is also holy; and if the root is holy, so are the branches. And if some of the branches were broken off, and you, being a wild olive tree, were grafted in among them, and with them became a partaker of the root and fatness of the olive tree, do not boast against the branches. But if you do boast, remember that you do not support the root, but the root supports you.
You will say then, “Branches were broken off that I might be grafted in.” Well said. Because of unbelief they were broken off, and you stand by faith. Do not be haughty, but fear. For if God did not spare the natural branches, He may not spare you either. Therefore consider the goodness and severity of God: on those who fell, severity; but toward you, goodness, if you continue in His goodness. Otherwise you also will be cut off. And they also, if they do not continue in unbelief, will be grafted in, for God is able to graft them in again. For if you were cut out of the olive tree which is wild by nature, and were grafted contrary to nature into a cultivated olive tree, how much more will these, who are natural branches, be grafted into their own olive tree?
No matter what nationality we are, Yehovah is the one calling us now. We are to RUN to Him. We are not to run to the Jews who seek to dominate us with their version of the Torah. That is the Hebrew calendar. We are to bring the Torah Scrolls and by doing so we whether native born or Gentile will provoke the Jews to jealousy by our obedience. Yes, our obedience to the Torah and not the ORAL LAW or the pharisaical laws. We will keep the Crescent Moon Calendar as Israel all did up until the Temple was destroyed and not the Hebrew calendar. We will keep the Sabbatical years as Israel did up until the Temple was destroyed.
There is much we can learn from Judah if they seek to teach us the Torah and stop replacing them with the oral laws.
Matt 7:15-20 “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. You will know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes from thorn bushes or figs from thistles? Even so, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Therefore by their fruits you will know them.
Because I would not submit to the Jewish authorities back in those years as I shared with you at the start of this article. Because I would no longer keep the Hebrew calendar once I had proven the Crescent Moon began the month and not the conjunction; because I would begin my year as Exodus 12:2 says with the Barley being Aviv in order to have ripe barley for the Wave Offering during Passover and not start my year at Rosh Hashanah in the 7th month; because I follow many of the Karaite practices rather than the Pharisaical ones many in this group as noted above “Hate my Guts.”
John 13:34-35 A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.”
The Temple was destroyed in 70 C.E according to many because the Jews did not love one another. They had three factions, and those three factions killed more Jews amongst themselves in the lead up to the Temple being burned than the Roman Legions did once they breached the walls.They did not love each other.
They did not love each other.
What about you Brethren? Do you love one another? Do you love me? Do you love the truth more than anything else? Or are you going to compromise your faith in order to get into the land?
I Love Yehovah. He has called me to these truths and He has revealed them to me and not by any Jewish Rabbi. I know Yehovah was the one we killed on the tree and I know Yehovah is the Door by which we must cross that threshold into the Kingdom. And I know Yehovah will make a place in the Land for me when He is ready for Me to come home.
Again in the prodigal son, Judah the older brother is already there and is not happy we are being welcomed back after all the evil we have done. We were dead and are now alive because Yehovah has removed the veils from our eyes. We are not the tree. We have been grafted in either for the first time or after having been cut off. We are not the roots but are the branches and can be removed again. So keep the Torah and do it right and remain in the tree, but you must come through the Door which is Yehovah/Yehoshua.