News Letter 5846-006
2nd day of the 2nd month 5846 years after creation
The 2nd Month in of the first year of the third Sabbatical Year
The Third Sabbatical Year of the 119th Jubilee Cycle
It is now the now the 14th day of Counting the Omer which began on Sunday April 4, 2010
April 17, 2010
Shabbat Shalom Brethren,
On Thursday April 15, 2010 the new moon was sighted from Israel by a growing number of witnesses. This makes Shabbat the 2nd day of the second month.
Sunday April 18 will be the 15th day of the counting of the Omer. But this Sunday, this 15th day of counting the Omer also represents the first day of the week and the first year of this third Sabbatical cycle.
The count to Pentecost each year is an annual reminder of exactly where we are in the Jubilee cycle. We are now in the 15th year which is represented by the 15th day of counting the Omer to Pentecost.
From the Trumpet.com last week were the following two articles.
Christian Science Monitor | April 6
They’re voracious, they’re costly, and they’re coming—again. Grasshoppers are expected to swarm Western states this summer in record numbers, gobbling up grasslands and costing cattle owners millions of dollars.
The more grass the hopping hordes consume, the less cows can eat. For ranchers, that means skinnier cattle and less money. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (usda) found an unusually high number of grasshoppers in its annual survey of the flying grass-eaters last fall. If the weather is warm in the coming weeks, the countless eggs laid by the grasshopper could turn into an epic infestation across Wyoming, Montana, Nebraska, Idaho, and South Dakota.
Ranchers are already coping with a tough economy and climbing oil prices. Now, they’re hoping that a cool, wet spring will wipe out many of the young grasshoppers, or nymphs, before they’re old enough to start their collective grasslands binge. … They’ll also eat wheat, alfalfa, barley, corn, and just about anything else they hop onto.
Those of you who are reading The Prophecies of Abraham will understand the seriousness of this next News Article.
Deutsche Welle | April 8
Berlin Divided Over the Presence of Warheads
As Russia and the U.S. signed a treaty to reduce their nuclear arsenals in Prague on Thursday, the German government was divided over when the remaining U.S. warheads should be removed from German soil. The removal of the arms is part of the coalition treaty between Chancellor Merkel’s Christian Democrats and the Free Democrats.
In its Nuclear Posture Review, the U.S. administration did not yet give the green light for the withdrawal of its nuclear warheads from Europe, including the 10 to 20 units still on German soil. But U.S. President Barack Obama signaled that those tactical weapons would be dealt with in separate negotiations with nato allies and others. …
However, many Christian Democrats aren’t exactly known to be staunch opponents of the deterrence strategy. They argue that as long as Russia doesn’t significantly reduce its arsenal of tactical atomic weapons, Germany should not rush things. … The leader of the opposition Greens in parliament, Juergen Trittin, said he sometimes had the impression that the government hadn’t realized the Cold War is over.
“Germany is a de facto nuclear power,” Trittin told Deutsche Welle. “Every morning, German pilots train the use of nuclear weapons.” …
Also in the news last Shabbat was a Magnitude 7.1 quake which hit Solomon Islands; Haiti, Chile, Baja, Indonesia and now Solomon Islands, all over 7 in magnitude. Then on Monday April 12, a 6.2 quake hit Granada Spain, on Tuesday another of 6.9 and 5.9 hit China near the Tibet border and the second volcano in one month erupted in Iceland melting a Glacier and causing a flood as well as shutting down all airlines in North-western Europe. If you had to flee Europe and this happened how would you do it? Do you have a plan ‘B’?
Again I remind you we are now in the first year of the third Sabbatical cycle of the last Jubilee cycle at the end of this age. Yahshua said of this cycle at the end of this age that there would be earthquakes, pestilences and famines. This third cycle has been recorded for the past 6 Sabbatical cycles in a row to have pestilences lasting 15 years and starting in the first year of this third Sabbatical cycle. Have you bought your copy of the book The Prophecies of Abraham yet? You can order one at https://sightedmoon.com/sightedmoon_2015/?page_id=601
Some of you have been commenting on my use of the name Yahovah instead of Yahweh as I have been using. First of all I am not going to get into any huge discussions about the name of our Creator. Each of you decides what you want to use. But I have come to my decision after listening to Keith Johnson explain it to me in both a personal face to face meeting and then in his book about the name. You can learn more about this at http://www.biblicalfoundationsacademy.com/ Do I know for sure what the name is? No. But I do the best I can based on the knowledge I have gained. I do not judge anyone for how they pronounce it either.
While in Jerusalem I was to meet certain people, and one was named Daniel. It did not work out. I had the Prophecies of Abraham book to give to him. In the end just before I left I gave the book to two men, Don and Mark, who were staying with me and would be there a week longer than I. These two men were going through customs in the USA on their way home when another man started up a conversation with them about the Shofars they were carrying. That man was Daniel.
In the conversation Daniel stated how he was to meet me and could not find me and how he was looking for my book. Don and Mark told him how they knew me and were staying with me in Jerusalem. Don and Mark realized they had the book that was to go to this man and realized that this was a divine appointment and gave the book to Daniel. After that they never saw each other again. Isn’t Yahovah great? What an amazing story and when I heard it I was blown away. Yahovah felt it was important enough to arrange this meeting between these men just so that Daniel could get the Prophecies of Abraham from them and to show us how He arranges things.
I look forward to see what Yahovah has in store for Daniel and his work that he is about to begin.
Have you got your copy of The Prophecies of Abraham yet?
Daniel Wrote this week to say this.
Shalom brother, just wanted to update you. I am on page 100 of your book and am totally floored by the information. In recent months I have been begging Yahuwah to give me wisdom concerning things to come. We have heard others such as Michael Rood’s Jonah code and have his calendar with all his end time scenario charts and they just don’t add up in my opinion. Also have had some others and their ideas but what Yah is showing me thru your book makes so much more sense right now. I truly believe Yah has led me to this, especially with the way i received your book. I wanted to ask you if Yahuwah has confirmed these things to you by any other witnesses? melanie and I plan on watching the video you have on the jubilee and sabbatical cycles hopefully this week. I will stay in touch brother. Once again thank you.
Again this week I would like you to watch Rabbi Machlis at http://www.youtube.com/user/MachlisPresents and watch the A Yom HaShoah. I want you to hear the silence and the sombreness of the message. This is what Judah suffered. But as the Rabbi says we all suffered even though we were not there. I also want you to keep in mind that Ephraim is about to suffer this same fate in just 10 years time. Keep this in mind as you watch the next video below. After this then watch the video of Israel’s Independence day again with Rabbi Machlis.
I also was sent a letter by a brother in Israel who commented on how none of the Israelite countries would allow the Jews to enter their countries when they were fleeing Europe before the war. He pondered what is going to happen when the Israel nations are fleeing; will they be allowed to come into the State of Israel by Judah?
Then once you have listened to Rabbi Machlis I would like you to watch this video from Bergen Belsen Prison camp and others. http://wejew.com/media/193/Hitchcock_Holocaust/ Get ready to be stunned. Never forget.
After The Last Day of Unleavened Bread last week I had a strange number of things happen to me and I ended up meeting many Brethren from the Chinese Community. They just wanted to hear my teaching on the Sabbatical and Jubilee years and the Prophecies of Abraham. One of them is looking to translate the book into Chinese.
From these meetings I learned of the Back to Jerusalem movement that the Chinese are conducting. You can learn more about this at http://www.backtojerusalem.com/video/btj919-W.html I then learned that there was one group of Sabbath keepers which I am trying to contact. You can read more about them at this article https://sightedmoon.com/sightedmoon_2015/?page_id=627
I have had many different emails this week, but here are just a few that came after last week’s News letter;
This was an excellent report. I am so pleased to hear of the accomplishments that you had because the Lord was with you.
Even before I read any of your communications, I knew that this was the year of Ephraim’s return………..
Nevertheless, I was thrilled to hear about the opportunity to learn Hebrew as a full time student.
Shabbat Shalom Joseph,
I’m sorry it took me so long to get back to you, but I just did get your video on my site as well as a couple links to yours. I often think about your timeline as it really is compelling. I also see you have your book out and will be ordering after shabbat.
I will send out a mass email to my site list to get the word out and hopefully drive some traffic to you. I’ve been following most of your emails that you send out to your list and have been impressed.
Have a great day,
I also got some like this. I find it hard to believe that people who believe these lies continue to read my news letter; I hope they will watch the video above and consider the things they say;
“I will not go to Israel until those edomites, khazars, etc. Leave” No name was signed to this.
Another went like this
‘We are Christians of the New Covenant God made. See Hebrews Chapters 8-10.
We are not Jews. Do not send us any more e-mails.
Another Sister wrote;
You wrote that the people were blaspheming YHWH’s name by NOT coming back home. I have a different opinion that I would like to share with you and ask that you give it some consideration.
Isn’t it the fact that the people are in diaspora that is causing the name of YHWH to be blasphemed? In other words, they have been forced to live outside Israel…for many years. The fact they have been forced to live outside the land has caused YHWH’s name to be blasphemed and given the enemy the ammunition to claim that YHWH is weak and unable to fulfill his promises to have His people live in His Land. So, the blasphemy then is having people is diaspora.
So, why are they in diaspora? DISOBEDIENCE. PAGANISM. AND MORE. This was the reason for the House of Israel getting kicked out of the land, and the HUGE majority of them are still practicing various forms of paganism and disregarding YHWH’s Torah. This is WHY they are still in diaspora…as a NATION they are still in disobedience and paganism.
I know how the numbers add up to 2010 being the end of the diaspora, but IF, as a NATION, the House of Israel is still not repentant….would He, could He, will He still bring them home. As in will He let them return with the same paganism for which he kicked them out? Ask yourself a big HHHMMM??? I know that some of us have gotten most of the “piggy” off of us…but we are still the minority in the House of Israel. The Christian-Evangelicals still way outnumber us Torah-believers.
The flip side of your last newsletter’s title is that it could encourage people to come back TOO soon. Everything has to be done in YHWH’s timing…or people get hurt. If you encourage (harangue) people into coming back to Israel before it is TIME FOR THEM (which only YHWH knows) then you could cause them pain and suffering.
And I Agree with this Sister. Brethren do not just follow any man or me. Prove what you believe and why are going to do what you do. But some are angry at me for reading what Ezekiel says; in the same way Christians become angry when you show them they’re sinning, brethren become angry when you show them they are doing something wrong. In this case blaspheming the name of Yahovah by not living in the land but as this sister correctly points out, we deserved to be out of the land because of our sins, and too many of us still have not cleaned out the leaven that is in our lives on a daily basis. Until we do that then we cannot expect to go home. So get the leaven out and stop procrastinating.
I was so very encouraged by your last newsletter and the account in The Land and your interactions with our brother Judah! It is so exciting/prophetic to see the “two sticks” exchanging love and information with one another. I am blessed to know you told them of the swell of Ephraimites who have returned to Torah and are anxious to return home. How awesome they are reading your articles at your website! The two sticks will become one, indeed.
I am moving in the direction to return, and i appreciated your encouragement to do so! We read some of your newsletter in our fellowship on Shabbat, as many of us are preparing to return. We have homes to sell and we like the idea of forming community together in the land—like Judah did through the kibbutzim. The idea of Kibbutz Ephraim makes me jump for joy! Perhaps yurts could work.
We are thoroughly enjoying the triennial schedule and are thrilled so many of Ephraim are reading it together. Who knows…maybe Judah will join in, eh?
I’d like to enroll in the study in the land program, but it’s still a matter of prayer. Thanks for sharing your account in the homeland and for bringing the good report! You’re a good spy. 🙂
And others like this one which is from someone who thinks they are saved because they have taken on a Hebraic sounding name;
This is quite the message you have sent. However, if Israel would let us come over there and would pay my way to get there, we would have gone long ago. Are you going to pay for tickets for my family and find a place for us to live there? You must be the mashiyakh (messiah) I have been waiting for. lol. Let me know when you have my tickets ready, because I’m sure you will foot the bill so that I won’t blaspheme the Name of YaH according to your false doctrine.
Here are some scriptures we all need to keep in mind. You will notice that the Ezekiel scriptures I quoted last week are again here. Consider what is being told to you. Ask yourself if you are still playing religion or if you are obeying Yahovah. I have a letter from one brother who is now back in the land and he shouted for joy when he read my letter about the curse being over and now is the time to go home. But it is not easy. Giving birth to a child is not easy; this is why they call it labour pains. Why would our return be easy, was Judah’s? No it requires work and effort and sacrifice and endurance. We need to pray for and help those who are already doing this.
Here are scriptures telling us we will be going home. Please take note that if you do not go home on your own He will bring you back from Captivity. This means you must first go into captivity.
Also recall the teaching we had about the Parable of the wedding invitation; if you refuse to accept it at this time, and this is sent to Israel then He will send a sword to you and then the invitation is going to go to the gentile nations. I can already see this taking place. Just look on the map to see which gentile countries are coming back for more and more torah. Look at Asia look at India. They are hungry for the truth, are you? Accept the invitation now and don’t wait until the war comes and kills your loved ones.
I have also received an opportunity to translate the web site into many of these other languages and draw those looking for teachings on Torah back to this site. The cost is about $10,000 to reach 28 languages in which Billions of people speak could then read those things on this web site. Consider helping us in the cost of these and other projects.
Once again we have needs to pay for advertising, translations, and Aliyah as well as investments and maintenance. Well you help.
“They will return from the land of the enemy. So there is hope for your future,” declares the LORD. “Your children will return to their own land.
“Set up road signs; put up guideposts. Take note of the highway, the road that you take. Return, O Virgin Israel, return to your towns. How long will you wander, O unfaithful daughter?
This is what the LORD Almighty, the God of Israel, says: “When I bring them back from captivity, the people in the land of Judah and in its towns will once again use these words: “The LORD bless you, O righteous dwelling, O sacred mountain!” People will live together in Judah and all its towns—farmers and those who move about with their flocks. I will refresh the weary and satisfy the faint.”
“The days are coming,” declares the LORD, “when I will plant the house of Israel and the house of Judah with the offspring of men and of animals. Just as I watched over them to uproot and tear down, and to overthrow, destroy and bring disaster, so I will watch over them to build and to plant,” declares the LORD.
I will surely gather them from all the lands where I banished them in my furious anger and great wrath; I will bring them back to this place and let them live in safety. They will be my people, and I will be their God. I will give them singleness of heart and action, so that they will always fear me for their own good and the good of their children after them. I will make an everlasting covenant with them: I will never stop doing good to them, and I will inspire them to fear me, so that they will never turn away from me. I will rejoice in doing them good and will assuredly plant them in this land with all my heart and soul.
I will bring Judah and Israel back from captivity and will rebuild them as they were before.
If you stay in this land, I will build you up and not tear you down; I will plant you and not uproot you, for I am grieved over the disaster I have inflicted on you.
They will stumble repeatedly; they will fall over each other. They will say, ‘Get up, let us go back to our own people and our native lands, away from the sword of the oppressor.
“In those days, at that time,” declares the LORD, “the people of Israel and the people of Judah together will go in tears to seek the LORD their God. They will ask the way to Zion and turn their faces toward it. They will come and bind themselves to the LORD in an everlasting covenant that will not be forgotten.
But I will bring Israel back to his own pasture and he will graze on Carmel and Bashan; his appetite will be satisfied on the hills of Ephraim and Gilead. In those days, at that time,” declares the LORD, “search will be made for Israel’s guilt, but there will be none, and for the sins of Judah, but none will be found, for I will forgive the remnant I spare.
I will bring you from the nations and gather you from the countries where you have been scattered—with a mighty hand and an outstretched arm and with fury poured out.
For on my holy mountain, the high mountain of Israel, declares the Sovereign LORD, there in the land the entire house of Israel will serve me, and there I will accept them. There I will require your offerings and your choice gifts, along with all your holy sacrifices. I will accept you as fragrant incense when I bring you out from the nations and gather you from the countries where you have been scattered, and I will show myself holy among you in the sight of the nations. Then you will know that I am the LORD, when I bring you into the land of Israel, the land I had sworn with uplifted hand to give to your fathers.
This is what the Sovereign LORD says: When I gather the people of Israel from the nations where they have been scattered, I will show myself holy among them in the sight of the nations. Then they will live in their own land, which I gave to my servant Jacob. They will live there in safety and will build houses and plant vineyards; they will live in safety when I inflict punishment on all their neighbors who maligned them. Then they will know that I am the LORD their God.
I will bring them out from the nations and gather them from the countries, and I will bring them into their own land. I will pasture them on the mountains of Israel, in the ravines and in all the settlements in the land. I will tend them in a good pasture, and the mountain heights of Israel will be their grazing land. There they will lie down in good grazing land, and there they will feed in a rich pasture on the mountains of Israel. I myself will tend my sheep and have them lie down, declares the Sovereign LORD. I will search for the lost and bring back the strays. I will bind up the injured and strengthen the weak, but the sleek and the strong I will destroy. I will shepherd the flock with justice.
Therefore, this is what the Sovereign LORD says: I swear with uplifted hand that the nations around you will also suffer scorn. But you, O mountains of Israel, will produce branches and fruit for my people Israel, for they will soon come home. I am concerned for you and will look on you with favor; you will be plowed and sown, and I will multiply the number of people upon you, even the whole house of Israel. The towns will be inhabited and the ruins rebuilt. I will increase the number of men and animals upon you, and they will be fruitful and become numerous. I will settle people on you as in the past and will make you prosper more than before. Then you will know that I am the LORD. I will cause people, my people Israel, to walk upon you. They will possess you, and you will be their inheritance; you will never again deprive them of their children.
Therefore say to the house of Israel, ‘This is what the Sovereign LORD says: It is not for your sake, O house of Israel, that I am going to do these things, but for the sake of my holy name, which you have profaned among the nations where you have gone. I will show the holiness of my great name, which has been profaned among the nations, the name you have profaned among them. Then the nations will know that I am the LORD, declares the Sovereign LORD, when I show myself holy through you before their eyes.
“‘For I will take you out of the nations; I will gather you from all the countries and bring you back into your own land. I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you will be clean; I will cleanse you from all your impurities and from all your idols. I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. And I will put my Spirit in you and move you to follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws. You will live in the land I gave your forefathers; you will be my people, and I will be your God. I will save you from all your uncleanness. I will call for the grain and make it plentiful and will not bring famine upon you. I will increase the fruit of the trees and the crops of the field, so that you will no longer suffer disgrace among the nations because of famine. Then you will remember your evil ways and wicked deeds, and you will loathe yourselves for your sins and detestable practices. I want you to know that I am not doing this for your sake, declares the Sovereign LORD. Be ashamed and disgraced for your conduct, O house of Israel!
“‘This is what the Sovereign LORD says: On the day I cleanse you from all your sins, I will resettle your towns, and the ruins will be rebuilt. The desolate land will be cultivated instead of lying desolate in the sight of all who pass through it. They will say, “This land that was laid waste has become like the garden of Eden; the cities that were lying in ruins, desolate and destroyed, are now fortified and inhabited.” Then the nations around you that remain will know that I the LORD have rebuilt what was destroyed and have replanted what was desolate. I the LORD have spoken, and I will do it. “This is what the Sovereign LORD says: Once again I will yield to the plea of the house of Israel and do this for them: I will make their people as numerous as sheep, as numerous as the flocks for offerings at Jerusalem during her appointed feasts. So will the ruined cities be filled with flocks of people? Then they will know that I am the LORD.” The hand of the LORD was upon me, and he brought me out by the Spirit of the LORD and set me in the middle of a valley; it was full of bones. He led me back and forth among them, and I saw a great many bones on the floor of the valley, bones that were very dry. He asked me, “Son of man, can these bones live?” I said, “O Sovereign LORD, you alone know.” Then he said to me, “Prophesy to these bones and say to them, Dry bones, hear the word of the LORD! This is what the Sovereign LORD says to these bones: I will make breath enter you, and you will come to life. I will attach tendons to you and make flesh come upon you and cover you with skin; I will put breath in you, and you will come to life. Then you will know that I am the LORD.” So I prophesied as I was commanded. And as I was prophesying, there was a noise, a rattling sound, and the bones came together, bone to bone. I looked, and tendons and flesh appeared on them and skin covered them, but there was no breath in them. Then he said to me, “Prophesy to the breath; prophesy, son of man, and say to it, ‘This is what the Sovereign LORD says: Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe into these slain, that they may live.” So I prophesied as he commanded me, and breath entered them; they came to life and stood up on their feet—a vast army. Then he said to me: “Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel. They say, our bones are dried up and our hope is gone; we are cut off. Therefore prophesy and say to them: ‘this is what the Sovereign LORD says: O my people, I am going to open your graves and bring you up from them; I will bring you back to the land of Israel. Then you, my people, will know that I am the LORD, when I open your graves and bring you up from them. I will put my Spirit in you and you will live, and I will settle you in your own land. Then you will know that I the LORD have spoken, and I have done it, declares the LORD.’ ”
And say to them, ‘this is what the Sovereign LORD says: I will take the Israelites out of the nations where they have gone. I will gather them from all around and bring them back into their own land. I will make them one nation in the land, on the mountains of Israel. There will be one king over all of them and they will never again be two nations or be divided into two kingdoms.
(Prophecy to Gog and Magog) After many days you will be called to arms. In future years you will invade a land that has recovered from war, whose people were gathered from many nations to the mountains of Israel, which had long been desolate. They had been brought out from the nations, and now all of them live in safety.
“Therefore this is what the Sovereign LORD says: I will now bring Jacob back from captivity and will have compassion on all the people of Israel, and I will be zealous for my holy name. They will forget their shame and all the unfaithfulness they showed toward me when they lived in safety in their land with no one to make them afraid. When I have brought them back from the nations and have gathered them from the countries of their enemies, I will show myself holy through them in the sight of many nations. Then they will know that I am the LORD their God, for though I sent them into exile among the nations, I will gather them to their own land, not leaving any behind. I will no longer hide my face from them, for I will pour out my Spirit on the house of Israel, declares the Sovereign LORD.”
For the Israelites will live many days without king or prince, without sacrifice or sacred stones, without ephod or idol. Afterward the Israelites will return and seek the LORD their God and David their king. They will come trembling to the LORD and to his blessings in the last days.
Although they have sold themselves among the nations, I will now gather them together. They will begin to waste away under the oppression of the mighty king.
They will follow the LORD; he will roar like a lion. When he roars, his children will come trembling from the west.
And everyone who calls on the name of the LORD will be saved; for on Mount Zion and in Jerusalem there will be deliverance, as the LORD has said, among the survivors whom the LORD calls.
“In those days and at that time, when I restore the fortunes of Judah and Jerusalem I will gather all nations and bring them down to the Valley of Jehoshaphat . There I will enter into judgment against them concerning my inheritance, my people Israel, for they scattered my people among the nations and divided up my land.
I will bring back my exiled people Israel; they will rebuild the ruined cities and live in them. They will plant vineyards and drink their wine; they will make gardens and eat their fruit. I will plant Israel in their own land, never again to be uprooted from the land I have given them,” says the LORD your God.
“I will surely gather all of you, O Jacob; I will surely bring together the remnant of Israel. I will bring them together like sheep in a pen, like a flock in its pasture; the place will throng with people. One who breaks open the way will go up before them; they will break through the gate and go out. Their king will pass through before them, the LORD at their head.”
In the last days the mountain of the LORD’s temple will be established as chief among the mountains; it will be raised above the hills, and peoples will stream to it. Many nations will come and say, “Come, let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob. He will teach us his ways, so that we may walk in his paths.” The law will go out from Zion, the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.
“In that day,” declares the LORD, “I will gather the lame; I will assemble the exiles and those I have brought to grief. I will make the lame a remnant, those driven away a strong nation. The LORD will rule over them in Mount Zion from that day and forever.
“But you, Bethlehem Ephrata, though you are small among the clans of Judah,
out of you will come for me one who will be ruler over Israel, whose origins are from of old, from ancient times. “Therefore Israel will be abandoned until the time when she who is in labor gives birth and the rest of his brothers return to join the Israelites. He will stand and shepherd his flock in the strength of the LORD, in the majesty of the name of the LORD his God. And they will live securely, for then his greatness will reach to the ends of the earth.
At that time I will deal with all who oppressed you; I will rescue the lame and gather those who have been scattered. I will give them praise and honor in every land where they were put to shame. At that time I will gather you; at that time I will bring you home. I will give you honor and praise among all the peoples of the earth when I restore your fortunes before your very eyes,” says the LORD.
This is what the LORD Almighty says: “I will save my people from the countries of the east and the west. I will bring them back to live in Jerusalem; they will be my people, and I will be faithful and righteous to them as their God.”
I will signal for them and gather them in. Surely I will redeem them; they will be as numerous as before. Though I scatter them among the peoples, yet in distant lands they will remember me. They and their children will survive, and they will return. I will bring them back from Egypt and gather them from Assyria. I will bring them to Gilead and Lebanon, and there will not be room enough for them. They will pass through the sea of trouble; the surging sea will be subdued and all the depths of the Nile will dry up. Assyria’s pride will be brought down and Egypt’s scepter will pass away. I will strengthen them in the LORD and in his name they will walk,” declares the LORD.
“On that day I will make the leaders of Judah like a firepot in a woodpile, like a flaming torch among sheaves. They will consume right and left all the surrounding peoples, but Jerusalem will remain intact in her place. “The LORD will save the dwellings of Judah first, so that the honor of the house of David and of Jerusalem’s inhabitants may not be greater than that of Judah. On that day the LORD will shield those who live in Jerusalem, so that the feeblest among them will be like David, and the house of David will be like God, like the Angel of the LORD going before them. On that day I will set out to destroy all the nations that attack Jerusalem.
In the mail this week was the following great little article from a sister in Israel. She does not want her name published so I will leave it off, but read this article and then we will have our Triennial study this week.
Right Hand (yamina) The Hand of Authority
So what is behind my wanting to study garments and right hand?
Several years ago when I read the following verses, Ex.4:6-7, I wondered what was the significance of this sign. It wasn’t saying anything to me, so would the people or pharaoh see any sense to it.
Then because Moses hand was leprous when we get into the story further and Miriam becomes leprous because she didn’t accept Moses leadership, I wondered if that was related to this in some way.
Then the other day when I read Psa. 74:11 Why do you hold back your hand, your right hand? Take it from the folds of your garment and destroy them! I wondered is this related to that sign that Moses was given.
About the same time as the Exodus passage brought questions to my mind I wondered if Is. 52:10-53:1 was related to the message in Exodus.
Now after looking at a lot of scriptures that have to do with right hand and arm I think I am beginning to see a picture that gives understanding to this sign.
I have left the scriptures I looked at, at the bottom of this message. When the word ‘hand’ is used by itself the Hebrew word ‘yad’ is used. This word can stand for the entire arm including the hand. They do have a word for hand that means hand exclusively but it rarely is used.
However, when the English words ‘right hand’ or ‘left hand’ is used there is no word for ‘hand’ in the Hebrew. That word is understood by the context and the words ‘right’ and ‘left’. So in the verses below when the word ‘yad’ is used for ‘hand’ I have put it at the end of the verse. You will see in your English translations that ‘arm’ is used for it.
Now there is another word that is used some of the time for the word ‘arm’ and it is used without the idea of ‘hand’. This word seems to be used in places where the strength of the Lord’s arm is being emphasized. However, there are a few places that used ‘yad’, but most of them used ‘zroa’ and I have placed it at the end of the verse if that was the Hebrew word that was used. I have done this so that you may meditate and study this with more thought.
In Moses’ story the Lord tells him to put his hand (yad) inside of his cloak. So his hand is hidden but when he took it out, it was leprous.
This disease represents something unclean and sinful. In the culture it could be any one of several disease of the skin. In other words, the sin was manifested on the skin. Doctors say, that problems of the skin many times indicates a problem inside of the body.
The Lord tells Moses to put his hand back into his garment. Now it is hidden again. It sounds like magic art and the magicians would say it is. However, this time when he pulls it out it is clean again.
With this sign and the sign of the rod becoming a snake he is making a statement to both the Israelites and the king of Egypt. What does the sign say?
To me it is saying, I have hidden authority that you know nothing about and there is no negative thing that can affect me. With a rod that swallowed the other snakes/rods, it shows that his authority supersedes all other authority.
But I think it is telling a story beyond that immediate situation. Let’s look at the Isaiah 52:10 and 53:1 scriptures. In verse 10 it says the Lord will lay bare his holy arm/zroa so that everyone can see. So everyone sees his holy arm but do they believe?
In recent days I mentioned that the vav letter in the middle of YHVH means the messiah/man is hidden in God. So YHVH says that he made his arm/messiah visible to all the nations. When he revealed his arm the first time. Did anyone believe it was his arm.
No, not many believe in him. He came to his own but they didn’t receive him. Why? For one thing he was a man. The next thing is that he took on the sins of the world. He looked leprous, how could he be related to God? This is why in Isa. 53 it asks the question, “to whom is the arm of the Lord revealed?” Who sees it and if they do, do they know that it is the arm of the Lord? If it looks leprous, it will not seem to be the Lord’s arm.
Therefore, because he was not accepted, he abandoned his own people. See Micah 5 and Zechariah 11. In other words, he became hidden in the folds of God’s garments again. In Psalm 74:11 someone is praying that God would take his hand out of his garment and destroy their enemies.
When Moses took his hand out the second time, it should have been a sign to the king of Egypt that if he continued as an enemy of God he would be destroyed.
When Yeshua the Messiah comes the second time, it will not be good to be his enemy for he will come in the power and might of God Almighty. If any of us are wondering about his rights and authority, we see it illustrated in many ways and many times throughout God’s Word.
This makes me stand in awe of God, for his Word and deeds are telling us his intentions and purposes over and over again in many ways. We are getting closer to the time when he will reveal his arm again and as we get near to that event, we will see more and more in his word about it, so that we will humble ourselves before him.
Furthermore, when Yeshua was came out of the grave was not the second time God’s arm was being revealed because he was only seen by his disciples and those who loved him. Then he commission them to go out and find the lost Israelites. He sent the gift of the Father so that they would be empowered to do this. This was the servant going out to gather and restore the tribes of Israel, the house of Jacob.
I have had Christians say to me, I don’t need to go to the land because I am going to be with him and rule and reign with him.
I say to them, that I am still in the flesh and I am still growing in his faith and grace to be like him. Until I am like him he is not going to show up and ask me to rule and reign with him. He wants me to show my desire to be in his government by taking a lowly place in his land and love his land and people. This will show him whether I love him with all my heart and strength and my neighbor as myself.
Many are called but few are chosen. We also choose by faith what we want, and that makes a difference in what we get.
Ex. 4:6 Then the LORD said, “Put your hand inside your cloak.” So Moses put his hand into his cloak, and when he took it out, it was leprous, like snow. (yad)
Ex. 4:7 “Now put it back into your cloak,” he said. So Moses put his hand back into his cloak, and when he took it out, it was restored, like the rest of his flesh.
Is. 52:10 The LORD will lay bare his holy arm in the sight of all the nations, and all the ends of the earth will see the salvation of our God. (zroa)
Is. 53:1 Who has believed our message and to whom has the arm of the LORD been revealed?
Gen. 48:11 Israel said to Joseph, “I never expected to see your face again, and now God has allowed me to see your children too.”
Gen. 48:12 Then Joseph removed them from Israel’s knees and bowed down with his face to the ground.
Gen. 48:13 And Joseph took both of them, Ephraim on his right toward Israel’s left hand and Manasseh on his left toward Israel’s right hand, and brought them close to him.
Gen. 48:14 But Israel reached out his right hand and put it on Ephraim’s head, though he was the younger, and crossing his arms, he put his left hand on Manasseh’s head, even though Manasseh was the firstborn.
Gen. 48:15 Then he blessed Joseph and said, ¶ “May the God before whom my fathers Abraham and Isaac walked, the God who has been my shepherd all my life to this day, the Angel who has delivered me from all harm—may he bless these boys. May they be called by my name and the names of my fathers Abraham and Isaac, and may they increase greatly upon the earth.”
Gen. 48:17 When Joseph saw his father placing his right hand on Ephraim’s head he was displeased; so he took hold of his father’s hand to move it from Ephraim’s head to Manasseh’s head.
Gen. 48:18 Joseph said to him, “No, my father, this one is the firstborn; put your right hand on his head.”
Gen. 48:19 But his father refused and said, “I know, my son, I know. He too will become a people, and he too will become great. Nevertheless, his younger brother will be greater than he, and his descendants will become a group of nations.”
Gen. 48:20 He blessed them that day and said,“In your name will Israel pronounce this blessing: ‘May God make you like Ephraim and Manasseh.’”
So he put Ephraim ahead of Manasseh.
Ex. 15:6 “Your right hand, O LORD, was majestic in power. Your right hand, O LORD, shattered the enemy.
Lev. 8:23 Moses slaughtered the ram and took some of its blood and put it on the lobe of Aaron’s right ear, on the thumb of his right hand and on the big toe of his right foot.
1Kings 2:19 ¶ When Bathsheba went to King Solomon to speak to him for Adonijah, the king stood up to meet her, bowed down to her and sat down on his throne. He had a throne brought for the king’s mother, and she sat down at his right hand. (shows authority in this anointing.)
Psa. 16:8 I have set the LORD always before me.
Because he is at my right hand, I will not be shaken.
Psa. 16:11 You have made known to me the path of life;
you will fill me with joy in your presence,
with eternal pleasures at your right hand.
Psa. 20:6 Now I know that the LORD saves his anointed; he answers him from his holy heaven with the saving power of his right hand.
Psa. 44:3 It was not by their sword that they won the land, nor did their arm bring them victory; it was your right hand, your arm,
and the light of your face, for you loved them.
Prov. 3:16 Long life is in her right hand; in her left hand are riches and honor. (right hand represents the unseen, the left hand represents things that can be seen.)
Is. 44:20 He feeds on ashes, a deluded heart misleads him;
he cannot save himself, or say,
“Is not this thing in my right hand a lie?” (speaking of false gods.)
Is. 45:1 ¶ “This is what the LORD says to his anointed, to Cyrus, whose right hand I take hold of to subdue nations before him and to strip kings of their armor, to open doors before him so that gates will not be shut:
Is. 48:13 My own hand laid the foundations of the earth, and my right hand spread out the heavens; when I summon them, they all stand up together.
Is. 62:8 The LORD has sworn by his right hand and by his mighty arm: “Never again will I give your grain as food for your enemies, and never again will foreigners drink the new wine for which you have toiled;
Is. 63:12 who sent his glorious arm of power to be at Moses’ right hand, who divided the waters before them, to gain for himself everlasting renown,
Ex. 15:16 terror and dread will fall upon them. By the power of your arm they will be as still as a stone— zroa
Num. 11:23 The LORD answered Moses, “Is the LORD’S arm too short? You will now see whether or not what I say will come true for you.” yad
Deut. 4:34 Has any god ever tried to take for himself one nation out of another nation, by testings, by miraculous signs and wonders, by war, by a mighty hand and an outstretched arm, or by great and awesome deeds, like all the things the LORD your God did for you in Egypt before your very eyes? yad and zroa
Deut. 7:19 You saw with your own eyes the great trials, the miraculous signs and wonders, the mighty hand and outstretched arm, with which the LORD your God brought you out. The LORD your God will do the same to all the peoples you now fear. Yad
Psa. 98:1 Sing to the LORD a new song, for he has done marvelous things; his right hand and his holy arm have worked salvation for him. (hand is implied and zroa is used for arm.
Song 2:6 His left arm is under my head,
and his right arm embraces me. (arm is implied. It could say ‘hand’ instead of ‘arm’ but context makes the translator choose ‘arm’.)
Is. 30:30 The LORD will cause men to hear his majestic voice and will make them see his arm coming down with raging anger and consuming fire, with cloudburst, thunderstorm and hail. (zroa)
Ezek. 30:21 “Son of man, I have broken the arm of Pharaoh king of Egypt. It has not been bound up for healing or put in a splint so as to become strong enough to hold a sword. (zroa)
Triennial Torah Cycle
This week we are looking at the Triennial Torah readings which you can download at https://sightedmoon.com/sightedmoon_2015/?p=622
Year # 1 Date
17/04/2010 Gen 5 Josh 12-14 Ps 9 Mat 7:13 – 8:34
We are now reading the genealogy of men from Adam to Noah. Most people skip right over this as unimportant. The first thing you should notice is that the promise that Yahovah made to Adam has now occurred. Adam died.
Genesis 2: 15 And ???? Elohim took the man and put him in the garden of ?d?en to work it and to guard it. 16 And ???? Elohim commanded the man, saying, “Eat of every tree of the garden, 17 but do not eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for in the day that you eat of it you shall certainly die.”
And now we read in Chapter 5 that Adam died having lived 930 years. I have been teaching people that one millennial day is not 1000 years as the Apostle Peter claims.
2 Peter 3: 8 But, beloved ones, let not this one matter be hidden from you: that with ???? one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.
And as you can plainly read it does say a day is as thousand years. I am telling you that the apostle has rounded this up from the Jubilee year cycle. I have no leg to stand on so let me explain.
Each Sabbatical cycle is made up of 49 years not 50. As we work this out 49 X 20 would be 980 years and would be one millennial day. I am saying that Peter has rounded up from 980 to say a thousand years is as one day. It is easier to say a thousand years, than to say 980 years is as one day.
This is my explanation and from a strictly scriptural point of view based on what the Apostle Peter wrote, I have no support. But from a Sabbatical and Jubilee point of view I have much support. When you plot all of the known Sabbatical year as recorded in history down, you can only count from one to the other by 7. If you try to do it using 50 years it never works. I am explaining this here for you so that you know I have nothing to hide. Some of you have questioned this in the past.
I want you to note the Adam did not live longer than the 980 years. In fact in the very same day that he ate of the tree of knowledge of good and evil he did die. Also note that no one lived past 980 years ever. In the same light when Yahshua says to the thief on the tree that he would be with Him (Yahshua) in heaven, Yahshua was speaking of a millennial day. This was the fourth millennial day and when Yahshua went up on the wave sheaf day, He led a host of captives with Him. One those captives of the grave was this thief.
It is in reading this chapter 5 that Noah was able to learn a very important message from Yahovah. I have stated this in one of my first News letters. You can read it there at https://sightedmoon.com/sightedmoon_2015/?page_id=158 How Noah Knew the End was near.
I have often asked how does Yahovah talk to us. Here is one of the answers to that question.
In Chapter 12 we review all those kings defeated by Moses (verses 1-6) and Joshua (verses 7-24). There were 31 kings altogether according to verse 24 under Joshua, not counting Og and Sihon who were killed under Moses. We find the defeat of Kings Og and Sihon on the east side of the Jordan in Numbers 21:21-35. Those victories came under the leadership of Moses. The victory over Jericho (verse 9) was under Joshua’s leadership in Joshua 6. Joshua then went on to take Ai on his second attempt in Joshua 7-8. The remainder of these victories came in Joshua 10-11.
Yahovah reminds Joshua “There’s a lot more to do!” and then says that Joshua is old. Verses 1-7 indicate the land that is yet to be conquered, and then we get a recap of the land already allocated to Reuben, Gad and the half-tribe of Manasseh in verse 8-12. Verse 13 tells us that a couple of Canaanite tribes were not driven out as Yahovah had commanded. Interestingly enough, we see from II Samuel 3:3 that David’s son Absalom was, “…the son of Maacah the daughter of Talmai king of Geshur.” As a matter of fact, Absalom fled to Geshur and hid out there from David in II Samuel 13:37.
We find a reference to “Zion” in this Psalm. The first time Zion is mentioned in the Psalms is Psalm 2:6 but this occasion of David taking Jebus is the first time Zion is mentioned in 2 Samuel 5. This is the geographical location of Jerusalem and today is known as the City of David. This is where I conduct many of my tours and this place specifically became the place of worship during David’s reign; the temple was built there. David captured this city from the Jebusites in II Samuel. 1 Chronicles 11:5 Then the inhabitants of Jebus said to David, “You shall not come in here!” Nevertheless David took the stronghold of Zion (that is, the City of David).
2 Samuel 5: 6 And the sovereign and his men went to Yerushalayim against the Yeb?usites, the inhabitants of the land. And they spoke to Dawid?, saying, “Except you take away the blind and the lame, you are not going to come in here,” thinking, “Dawid? is not going to come in here.” 7 But Dawid? captured the stronghold of Tsiyon, the City of Dawid?. 8 And Dawid? said on that day, “Anyone who smites the Yeb?usites, let him go by the water-shaft and take the lame and the blind, who are hated by Dawid?’s being.” That is why they say, “The blind and the lame do not come into the house.” 9 And Dawid? dwelt in the stronghold, and called it the City of Dawid?. And Dawid? built all around from the Millo and inward. 10 And Dawid? went on and became great, and ???? Elohim of hosts was with him.
In this Psalm we see the rewards of the righteous from Yahovah and the judgment against the wicked.
Unlike Psalm 6, David calls for very harsh treatment against his enemies in this Psalm as he calls for their destruction. That seems to lend further evidence to the notion that David differentiated in his Psalms with regard to the nature of the enemy. It appears that when his enemies were family or near family, he prayed that they would just go away and leave him alone; when he considered them heathen, he prayed for their destruction.
To those who have gone the City of David tour with me read carefully the following remember what was said about the time of the Macabees. If you do then this will be very informative. For the rest of you, you will have to come and take the tour with me.
Zion (Hebrew: ?????; Tiberian vocalization: ?iyyôn; transliterated Zion or Sion) is a term that most often refers to Jerusalem and by extension, the Biblical land of Israel. The word is found in texts dating back almost three millennia. It commonly referred to a specific mountain near Jerusalem (Mount Zion), on which stood a Jebusite fortress of the same name that was conquered by David and was named the City of David.
The term Zion came to designate the area of Jerusalem where the fortress stood, and later became a metonym for Solomon’s Temple in Jerusalem, the city of Jerusalem and generally, the Promised Land to come. According to the Hebrew Bible and Old Testament, God dwells among his chosen people.
Some consider the small hill in Jerusalem (whether Mount Moriah, the Temple Mount, or another hill) to be what is meant by the Biblical phrase “Daughter of Zion” — with the location of the actual tall mountain (as described in the Psalms) remaining mysterious. Another cryptic verse, Zechariah 4:7, seems to refer to this hill, but is also ambiguous, depending on the punctuation. In Hebrew it reads “Mi attah Har-haGadol lifnei Zerubbabel l’mishor…”; the plain text has no punctuation, but the Masoretic Text puts a pause following Har-haGadol, to mean “Who are you, great mountain? Before Zerubbabel, [you will become just] a plain…” However, if the pause is placed following Zerubbabel, it would mean instead “What are you, “great mountain” before Zerubbabel? [You are just] a plain…” Since this hill is where Zerubbabel built the Second Temple, it appears to be a reference to the “Daughter of Zion” (the hill), as distinct from Zion (the mountain).
However, “Daughter of Zion”, and a variety of other names like “Daughter of Jerusalem”, might also be interpreted as referring to Jerusalem and the Jewish people personified, instead of a geographical feature.
In the New Testament the Daughter of Zion is the bride of Christ, also known as the Church, according to Paul. In this sense the lower hill with the temple mount is of course the Daughter of Zion as a geographical or ‘earthly’ manifestation of spiritual reality, as well as the lively and alive place of the human congregation.
Mathew 7:13- 8:34
Once again we are being told of the fruit of the good and bad trees. We have already discussed this fruit in Galatians 5 and that you and I are those trees.
And here is the strong medicine for those who say they do not have to obey Yahovah and keep the Torah. 20 “So then, by their fruits you shall know them – 21 “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Master, Master,’ shall enter into the reign of the heavens, but he who is doing the desire of My Father in the heavens. 22 “Many shall say to Me in that day, ‘Master, Master, have we not prophesied in Your Name, and cast out demons in Your Name, and done many mighty works in Your Name?’ 23 “And then I shall declare to them, ‘I never knew you, depart from Me, you who work lawlessness!’
What is lawlessness? 1 John 3:4 Everyone doing sin also does lawlessness, and sin is lawlessness. So if you do not keep the law, which is the commandments then you will find out that you never knew Yahshua.
John 14: 15 “If you love Me, you shall guard My commands.
John 15:10“If you guard My commands, you shall stay in My love,1 even as I have guarded My Father’s commands and stay in His love.
Exodus 20:6For I, ???? your Elohim am a jealous ?l, visiting the crookedness of the fathers on the children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate Me, 6 but showing kindness to thousands, to those who love Me and guard My commands.
I John 5: 2 By this we know that we love the children of Elohim, when we love Elohim and guard His commands. 3 For this is the love for Elohim, that we guard His commands,1 and His commands are not heavy,
2 John 5 And now I ask you, Kuria, not as though I wrote a fresh command to you, but that which we have had from the beginning: that we love one another. 6 And this is the love, that we walk according to His commands.1 This is the command, that as you have heard from the beginning, you should walk in it.
Mathew 5: 19 “Whoever, then, breaks one of the least of these commands, and teaches men so, shall be called least in the reign of the heavens; but whoever does and teaches them, he shall be called great in the reign of the heavens.
Mathew 19:17 And He said to him, “Why do you call Me good? No one is good except One – Elohim. But if you wish to enter into life, guard the commands
Revelation 22: 13 “I am the ‘Aleph’ and the ‘Taw’, the Beginning and the End, the First and the Last. 14 “Blessed are those1 doing His commands,2 so that the authority shall be theirs unto the tree of life, and to enter through the gates into the city.
1John 2: 3 And by this we know that we know Him, if we guard His commands. 4 The one who says, “I know Him,” and does not guard His commands, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. 5 But whoever guards His Word, truly the love of Elohim has been perfected1 in him. By this we know that we are in Him.
1 John 3: 22 And whatever we ask we receive from Him, because we guard His commands and do what is pleasing in His sight
Maybe if you’re not keeping the commandments then maybe this is why your prayers go unanswered.
Revelation 12: 17 And the dragon was enraged with the woman, and he went to fight with the remnant of her seed, those guarding the commands of Elohim and possessing the witness of ????? Messiah.
Revelation 14:12 12 Here is the endurance of the set-apart ones,1 here are those guarding the commands of Elohim and the belief of ?????.2 Footnotes: 1In 12:17 they are called “the remnant”
In Mathew 8:4 we are told that Yahshua told the Leper to go and do as Moses has commanded. We read in Deuteronomy 24:8 8 “Take heed in an outbreak of leprosy, that you carefully observe and do according to all that the priests, the Levites, shall teach you; just as I commanded them, so you shall be careful to do.
Those things that were to be done are explained in Lev 13 and 14 which is at the heart of the Torah. Having just read that we are to keep the commandments if we are going to Love Yahovah and Yahshua does this sound like the type of man many Christians teach has done away with the law. No it does not. It does sound like many Christians who teach this do not know or understand that Yahshua was a Jew and kept the Torah because He never sinned. And as we have just read Sin is the transgression of the law.
The 613 Mitzvot
We now continue with the next 7 of the 613 laws from http://www.jewfaq.org/613.htm
29. Not to carry tales (Lev. 19:16) (CCN77). See Speech and Lashon Ha-Ra.
16 ‘Do not go slandering among your people. Do not stand against the blood of your neighbour. I am ????.
30. Not to cherish hatred in one’s heart (Lev. 19:17) (CCN78). See Love and Brotherhood.
. 17 ‘Do not hate your brother in your heart. Reprove your neighbour, for certain, and bear no sin because of him.
31. Not to take revenge (Lev. 19:18) (CCN80).
18 ‘Do not take vengeance or bear a grudge against the children of your people. And you shall love your neighbour as yourself. I am ????.
32. Not to bear a grudge (Lev. 19:18) (CCN81).
18 ‘Do not take vengeance or bear a grudge against the children of your people. And you shall love your neighbour as yourself. I am ????.
33. Not to put any Jew to shame (Lev. 19:17) (CCN79).
17 ‘Do not hate your brother in your heart. Reprove your neighbour, for certain, and bear no sin because of him.
34. Not to curse any other Israelite (Lev. 19:14) (by implication: if you may not curse those who cannot hear, you certainly may not curse those who can) (CCN45).
14 ‘Do not curse the deaf or put a stumbling-block before the blind, but fear your Elohim. I am ????.
35. Not to give occasion to the simple-minded to stumble on the road (Lev. 19:14) (this includes doing anything that will cause another to sin) (CCN76).
14 ‘Do not curse the deaf or put a stumbling-block before the blind, but fear your Elohim. I am ????.
“Champions get knocked down. They just don’t stay down. It’s not what knocks you down that changes you. It’s what makes you get back up that does. Winning is not the result of not failing, it’s the result of not quitting. Your success will only be as significant as what your recoveries have taught you. God doesn’t use the perfect, He uses the recovered. (Ps 37:24, Phil 3:14) Barry Cook