News Letter 5854-005
The 2nd Year of the 4th Sabbatical Cycle
The 23rd year of the 120th Jubilee Cycle
The 11th day of the 2nd month 5854 years after the creation of Adam
The 2nd Month in the Second year of the Fourth Sabbatical Cycle
The Third Sabbath of Seven Sabbaths
The 4th Sabbatical Cycle after the 119th Jubilee Cycle
The Sabbatical Cycle of Sword, Famines, and Pestilence
April 28, 2018
Shabbat Shalom To the Royal Family,
What are we to learn from Counting the Omer?
What Does it mean?
Each year during the counting of the Omer, I point out the day during that count that matches the count in the Jubilee cycle. This year is the 23rd year of the Jubilee cycle. And the 23rd day this year falls on Monday April 30th.
Do you ever consider why Yehovah has you do some of the things He does?
Why count the Omer? Yes to know when Shavuot is. But what is another reason for counting the Omer? What are you to learn from doing this?
The counting to 50, Shavuot or Pentecost, is also an annual reminder of where we are in the Jubilee cycle.
Yehovah knew many would forget when the Jubilee years are unless He gave us a yearly reminder of them. The Jubilee cycle of 50 years is represented to us each year as we count the 50 days to Shavuot.
We have explained this in great detail and proven the facts to you in our book Remembering the Sabbatical year of 2016 of precisely when is a Jubilee year. Anyone can figure it out. All you need to do is go to 2 Kings 19:29 and read it and understand that Yehovah is giving you a scripture of precisely when a Jubilee year was. This event in 2 Kings 19:29 is one of only two times when the chronology of the Hebrew Kings lined up with and matched a known and proven chronology from another outside source. That source was that of Sennacherib of Assyria who recorded this event in his records.
That Assyrian recorded event was then added to many other Assyrian events that chronologist have been able to trace using history and archaeology and astronomical events to prove this chronology true and correct. Had it not been for the Assyrian chronology, we would have no records as to when the Hebrew Kings lived and reigned.
That year of 2 Kings 19:29 was and is 701 B.C. The 2nd year of letting the land rest was and is 700 B.C. and from this date alone you can trace every Jubilee year in history and in the future. But we are also given one, and only one other Jubilee year in the entire Bible. That year is the year Joshua enters the promised land and it has to match up to the Jubilee year that we get from 2 Kings 19:29. We show you this and how you can prove this in the book Remembering the Sabbatical year of 2016 and in our video series which you can also watch for free. I do hope you will watch them and learn these awesome truths Yehovah has given to us.
So with 2 Kings 19:29 alone we can know when all the Sabbatical and Jubilee years are in history and in the future. This is just amazing to understand and so exciting to know. You and I now have the means to know when Yehovah has declared another Sabbath. Just like the weekly Sabbath and the 7 annual Holy Days that we keep each year Yehovah has shown us when the Sabbatical year of rest is that we are to keep and prepare for and be excited about, in the exact same way we do for each Holy Day and each weekly Sabbath.
Some of you just kept your first one. How awesome was that?
Shavuot was the giving of the law at Mount Sinai. The laws of the Kingdom that all must keep to be in that same Kingdom. It is our Ketubah, or marriage vows that we must keep in order to be married to Yehovah. The Holy Spirit was also given at Shavuot in the book of Acts. That same spirit is now being poured out in these last days on all flesh as Joel said it would be.
Joel 2:28 “And it shall come to pass afterward
That I will pour out My Spirit on all flesh;
Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,
Your old men shall dream dreams,
Your young men shall see visions.
And also on My menservants and on My maidservants
I will pour out My Spirit in those days.
“And I will show wonders in the heavens and in the earth:
Blood and fire and pillars of smoke.
The sun shall be turned into darkness,
And the moon into blood,
Before the coming of the great and awesome day of the Lord.
The Law of Mount Sinai and the Spirit of Yehovah are connected.
Shavuot is also connected to the Jubilee year when we will be restored back to our own lands at that time. This takes place at Sukkot.
The Trumpets are blown at Atonement during the Jubilee year. They are not blown the year before as a warning as some teach, but they are blown during the Jubilee year at Atonement. This is when the shofars are sounded. Notice it says the trumpet of the Jubilee, not the trumpet of the year before the Jubilee.
Lev 25:9 Then you shall cause the trumpet of the Jubilee to sound on the tenth day of the seventh month; on the Day of Atonement you shall make the trumpet to sound throughout all your land. And you shall consecrate the fiftieth year, and proclaim liberty throughout all the land to all its inhabitants. It shall be a Jubilee for you; and each of you shall return to his possession, and each of you shall return to his family. That fiftieth year shall be a Jubilee to you; in it you shall neither sow nor reap what grows of its own accord, nor gather the grapes of your untended vine. For it is the Jubilee; it shall be holy to you; you shall eat its produce from the field.
“In this Year of Jubilee, each of you shall return to his possession.
Lest you confuse the Silver Trumpets with the Trumpet of the Jubilee, let me share this short commentary on it.
The blowing of the silver trumpets by Aaron and his sons has generally been taken to denote the preaching of the gospel. But the interpretation is a mistaken one, and arises from confounding the trumpet of jubilee (Leviticus 25:9; Luke 4:16) with the silver trumpet. Although bearing the same name in the English Bible, these are quite different instruments, and are called by different Hebrew names. The former is the shophar or cornet, which, as its name implies, was of horn, or at least horn-shaped; whereas the latter, the chatsotser, was a long straight tube of silver with a bell-shaped mouth. The true intention of the silver trumpets is distinctly enough indicated in the law before us. They were to be to the children of Israel for a memorial before their God (verse 10); the promise was that when the trumpets were blown, the people should be remembered before the Lord their God, and he would save them from their enemies (verse 9). In other words, the blowing of the silver trumpets was a figure of PRAYER (cf. Acts 10:4). An exceedingly striking and suggestive figure it is.
And what else does this Jubilee year represent?
As we have shown you in many other teachings, the Jubilee year is connected to the 8th Day that comes after the end of Sukkot. The 8th day is the day when Yehovah is to dwell with man on this earth. So the Jubilee year is the year we return to our original lands.
There was a Jubilee year in 1947. You are aware that the state of Israel was declared by the UN in November of 1947? That was a Jubilee year that began at Aviv in that same year.
Do you also realize that the year Joshua entered the promised land was also a Jubilee year? We show you this in our Sabbatical and Jubilee year charts.
What is the significance of the fall of Jericho in the Jubilee year?
Many believe that the story of the fall of Jericho is a prophecy of the future fall of Babylon, which will be a time of “Jubilee” when Yehovah’s people will be delivered. The seven priests blowing the Seven Trumpets look forward to the Seven Trumpets of Revelation 8 & 9 which introduce the Seven Last Plagues and the Second Coming of Messiah to deliver His people.
Joshua the son of Nun is also something you need to consider.
Joshua is the first person in Scripture to be given a name that is a compound name of the personal name of Yehovah. Moses combined the name Yehovah with the word Salvation. Literally, Joshua’s name means Yehovah Saves. Ye (J) ho (0) Shua (Shua) (J O SHUA) and from this we get Yehoshua which I have been calling Yehshua and many others call Jesus.
Hidden five times within the text of Joshua, Chapter 6, is the “Jubilee.” Yet this Good News is rarely understood by Christians because the translators deliberately mistranslated the Hebrew word, yobel, as “rams’ horn” instead of the proper word “Jubilee,” #3104 in Strong’s Concordance.
#3104 (Jubilee) is also arbitrarily mistranslated “blast” or “blasting.” (See Joshua 6:4,6,8,13)
Joshua 6:4 And seven priests shall bear seven trumpets of rams’ horns before the ark. But the seventh day you shall march around the city seven times, and the priests shall blow the trumpets.
Joshua 6:6 Then Joshua the son of Nun called the priests and said to them, “Take up the ark of the covenant, and let seven priests bear seven trumpets of rams’ horns before the ark of the Lord.”
Joshua 6:8 So it was, when Joshua had spoken to the people, that the seven priests bearing the seven trumpets of rams’ horns before the Lord advanced and blew the trumpets, and the ark of the covenant of the Lord followed them.
Joshua 6:13 Then seven priests bearing seven trumpets of rams’ horns before the ark of the Lord went on continually and blew with the trumpets. And the armed men went before them. But the rear guard came after the ark of the Lord, while the priests continued blowing the trumpets.
H3104 yo^be^l yo^be^l yo-bale’, yo-bale’
Apparently from H2986; the blast of a horn (from its continuous sound); specifically the signal of the silver trumpets; hence the instrument itself and the festival thus introduced: – jubile, ram’s horn, trumpet.
As you can see from the excerpts from Strong’s Concordance shown below, the word yobel ALWAYS means Jubilee, EXCEPT (of course) when the translators purposely DECIDED on their own to translate it arbitrarily as another word!
The word “ram” or “rams” in Hebrew is #352 in Strong’s Concordance, the Hebrew word ayil, meaning strength, a political chief, a ram (from its strength) or an oak or another strong tree. It is a TOTALLY different word from yobel.
The word “horn” in Hebrew is #7161 in Strong’s Concordance
The word #7782 is “trumpet” and is translated that way virtually everywhere in the Old Testament, EXCEPT here in Joshua, Chapter 6, where the story reveals the “Jubilee” message in the episode at Jericho.
Joshua 6:4 Also seven priests shall carry seven trumpets of Jubilee (rams’ horns) before the ark; then on the seventh day you shall march around the city seven times, and the priests shall blow the trumpets. 5 And it shall be that when they make a long blast with the Jubilee horn (rams’ horn) and when you hear the sound of the trumpet, all the people shall shout with a great shout; and the wall of the city will fall down flat, and the people will go up every man straight ahead. . .6 So Joshua the son of Nun called the priests and said to them, Take up the ark of the covenant, and let seven priests carry seven trumpets of Jubilee (rams’ horns) before the ark of the Lord.” 7 Then he said to the people, “Go forward, and march around the city, and let the armed men go on before the ark of the Lord.” 8 And it was so, that when Joshua had spoken to the people, the seven priests carrying the seven trumpets of Jubilee (rams’ horns) before the Lord went forward and blew the trumpets; and the ark of the covenant of the Lord followed them. . .13 And the seven priests carrying the seven trumpets of Jubilee (rams’ horns) before the ark of the Lord went on continually, and blew the trumpets; and the armed men went before them, and the rear guard came after the ark of the Lord, while they continued to blow the trumpets.
The Jubilee trumpet was supposed to be sounded on the Day of Atonement in that 50th year, before the Feast of Tabernacles, which was a seven-day feast and represents the wedding of the bride with Yehovah. Why is the Jubilee Trumpet blasted on Atonement before Sukkot? What does it mean?
In Joshua 6:19 Yehovah instructed the Israelites regarding the plunder from the conquest of Jericho:
19: But all the silver and gold and articles of bronze and iron are holy to the Lord; they shall go into the treasury of the Lord.
Yehovah said that the gold, silver, bronze (brass) and iron were ALL His and should go into the Lord’s treasury. These are the same metals of the statue in Nebuchadnezzar’s dream in Daniel 2, and represent ALL the nations of the world. Joshua is here prophesying that all the kingdoms of this world will come into Yehovah’s “treasury.”
This law of gold and silver and its significance is repeated in Haggai 2:8,9:
8: The silver is Mine, and the gold is Mine,” declares the Lord of hosts. 9 “The latter glory of this house will be greater than the former,” says the Lord of hosts, “and in this place I shall give peace,” declares the Lord of hosts.
These metals will be “refined” in the “fire” of His judgment with the goal of correction, “returning to righteousness” (Ps 94:15).
I used to think that Israel marched around Jericho during the 7 days of Unleavened Bread. But having now learned about the Yobel trumpet they made as they circled Jericho, I now suspect but can’t yet prove it, that they marched around Jericho once each week counting up to Shavuot and then on the 7th week they went around 7 times and then shouted. Again that is my own opinion. This would then connect the Yobel Trumpets being blasted with the counting of the Omer to Shavuot.
Israel counted the years as they wandered in the wilderness. They counted the 40 years until the time of the curse had expired. Moses knew that the curse expired when the Jubilee year arrived. They were, in fact, counting the Omer in a yearly manner. In the same way, we count down for a rocket launch, we are to count the Omer down in an expectation of something that is about to happen.
The first time was to when the Torah was given at Mount Sinai and Yehovah came down in the cloud.
Exodus 19:16-20 On the morning of the third day there were thunders and lightnings and a thick cloud on the mountain and a very loud trumpet blast, so that all the people in the camp trembled. Then Moses brought the people out of the camp to meet God, and they took their stand at the foot of the mountain. Now Mount Sinai was wrapped in smoke because the Lord had descended on it in fire. The smoke of it went up like the smoke of a kiln, and the whole mountain trembled greatly. And as the sound of the trumpet grew louder and louder, Moses spoke, and God answered him in thunder. The Lord came down on Mount Sinai, to the top of the mountain. And the Lord called Moses to the top of the mountain, and Moses went up.
The second great event on this 50th day is the giving of the Holy Spirit.
Acts 1:4-5 And while staying with them he ordered them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the promise of the Father, which, he said, “you heard from me; for John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now.”
Acts 2:1-21 When the day of Pentecost arrived, they were all together in one place. And suddenly there came from heaven a sound like a mighty rushing wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. And divided tongues as of fire appeared to them and rested on each one of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance.
Now there were dwelling in Jerusalem Jews, devout men from every nation under heaven. And at this sound the multitude came together, and they were bewildered, because each one was hearing them speak in his own language. And they were amazed and astonished, saying, “Are not all these who are speaking Galileans? And how is it that we hear, each of us in his own native language? Parthians and Medes and Elamites and residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya belonging to Cyrene, and visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes, Cretans and Arabians—we hear them telling in our own tongues the mighty works of God.” And all were amazed and perplexed, saying to one another, “What does this mean?” But others mocking said, “They are filled with new wine.”
Peter’s Sermon at Pentecost
But Peter, standing with the eleven, lifted up his voice and addressed them: “Men of Judea and all who dwell in Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and give ear to my words. For these people are not drunk, as you suppose, since it is only the third hour of the day. But this is what was uttered through the prophet Joel:
“‘And in the last days it shall be, God declares,
that I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh,
and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,
and your young men shall see visions,
and your old men shall dream dreams;
even on my male servants and female servants
in those days I will pour out my Spirit, and they shall prophesy.
And I will show wonders in the heavens above
and signs on the earth below,
blood, and fire, and vapor of smoke;
the sun shall be turned to darkness
and the moon to blood,
before the day of the Lord comes, the great and magnificent day.
And it shall come to pass that everyone who calls upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.’
This year as we count the Omer towards Shavuot we also have a yearly reminder of which year we are in, in the Jubilee cycle. 2018 is the second year of the 4th Sabbatical cycle. It is also the 23rd year of this Jubilee cycle. This corresponds to the 23rd day of counting the omer and is the second day of this coming week, Monday, April 30, 201.
We are counting down the years remaining in this Jubilee cycle until we arrive at the 7th Millennium. This 7th Millennium begins in 2045 because we know and have done the chronology of Genesis and our modern history and we know where we are in time. This means there are just 26 years left until the Jubilee year of 2045 and the start of the 7th Millennium of rest which Hebrews speaks of that we are to enter.
Hebrews 4:1-14 Therefore, while the promise of entering his rest still stands, let us fear lest any of you should seem to have failed to reach it. For good news came to us just as to them, but the message they heard did not benefit them, because they were not united by faith with those who listened. For we who have believed enter that rest, as he has said,
“As I swore in my wrath,
‘They shall not enter my rest,’”
although his works were finished from the foundation of the world. For he has somewhere spoken of the seventh day in this way: “And God rested on the seventh day from all his works.” And again in this passage he said,
“They shall not enter my rest.”
Since therefore it remains for some to enter it, and those who formerly received the good news failed to enter because of disobedience, again he appoints a certain day, “Today,” saying through David so long afterward, in the words already quoted,
“Today, if you hear his voice,
do not harden your hearts.”
For if Joshua had given them rest, God would not have spoken of another day later on. So then, there remains a Sabbath rest for the people of God, for whoever has entered God’s rest has also rested from his works as God did from his.
Let us therefore strive to enter that rest, so that no one may fall by the same sort of disobedience. For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart. And no creature is hidden from his sight, but all are naked and exposed to the eyes of him to whom we must give account.
This is speaking of that 7th Millennial rest. It represented each week by the 7th day Sabbath of rest. This is why we need to keep this Sabbath of rest so that we are ready and able to enter the 7th Millennium of rest spoken of here in Hebrews. In fact all the Holy Days of Lev 23 point to this rest and to His Kingdom. When you do not keep them you cannot understand these things.
But before that 7th Millennium begins Satan must be locked away. He is locked away on the Day of Atonement, another one of the Holy Days spoken of in Lev 23. His Kingdoms of gold, silver, brass and iron (Babylon, Media-Persia, Grecian and Roman Empires), must be destroyed as Jericho was destroyed with a mighty shout. Is the blasting of the Yobel Trumpets on Atonement in the Jubilee year a reminder of the fall of Jericho?
The Torah was given on Shavuot. The Holy Spirit was given on Shavuot. 3 Million Israelites and non-Israelites heard the voice of Yehovah on Shavuot.
The TORAH is LIFE. The Holy Spirit is life. The breath of life. You need to keep it in order to have LIFE!
Proverbs 4:22 For they are life to those who find them,
And health to all their flesh.
Yehovah’s desire is to dwell with us here on earth, and this is the great meaning of the 8th Day Feast after Sukkot, but we must obey the laws of the Kingdom if we are going to understand Yehovah’s purpose. Those laws and our obedience to them are what gives us life. But there is more to this great event. Read again about this day in Exodus when Yehovah came down to the earth. Read how it shook and just how piercing the trumpet blasts were.
Exodus 19:16 Then it came to pass on the third day, in the morning, that there were thunderings and lightnings, and a thick cloud on the mountain; and the sound of the trumpet was very loud, so that all the people who were in the camp trembled. And Moses brought the people out of the camp to meet with God, and they stood at the foot of the mountain. Now Mount Sinai was completely in smoke, because the Lord descended upon it in fire. Its smoke ascended like the smoke of a furnace, and the whole mountain quaked greatly. And when the blast of the trumpet sounded long and became louder and louder, Moses spoke, and God answered him by voice. Then the Lord came down upon Mount Sinai, on the top of the mountain. And the Lord called Moses to the top of the mountain, and Moses went up.
We have explained to you about the wave sheaf that takes place during the days of Unleavened Bread and how Yehshua came out of the grave. All those saints who had died in the faith before that day in 31 C.E. also came back to life and came out of the graves and walked into Jerusalem as we are told in Mathew 27:50
And Jesus cried out again with a loud voice, and yielded up His spirit.
Then, behold, the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom; and the earth quaked, and the rocks were split, and the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep were raised; and coming out of the graves after His resurrection, they went into the holy city and appeared to many.
Yehshua came out of the grave at the end of the Sabbath. This was the start of the 1st day of the week. That event took place at the wave offering and this is why He told Mary not to touch Him as He had not yet ascended to the Father in Heaven to present the wave offering, which is done at 9 AM Sunday morning.
Notice that He came out of the grave at the end of the 7th Day. He is going to come back at the end of the 7th Millennium. The 8th day is about Him dwelling with us on this earth. Not in Heaven but here on this earth with a new Jerusalem. Again the wave-sheaf of the Days of Unleavened Bread and the wave sheaf of Pentecost all point to this same understanding. And when you do not keep these Holy Days nor Sabbatical and Jubilee years nor the weekly Sabbath you do not and cannot understand these amazing truths. If you did then you would not be looking for a rapture with every alignment of stars or each new teaching that someone who does not obey these commandments teaches. It is time we all began to obey. They never were nor are just for the Jews. They are for all mankind so that we all can know His truths.
There is another wave offering of wheat that takes place at Shavuot. This is the one we are striving to be a part of.
The next wave offering is Shavuot. We should be shouting this out. We should be yobeling this awesome news.
When will we see our loved ones who died before us? When will we see our parents or spouses and children who died in the faith?
Everyone in the faith who has died since Yehshua ascended up to heaven that wave Sheaf day in 31C.E. up until when He comes again to collect us at the end of this age, is going to be raised up at this time. These will be collected at the end of the 6th Millennial day in the final year of the Great Tribulation at Shavuot in the very near future. We are counting down to this time right now as we count the Jubilee years the same as we count the omer to Shavuot.
1 Cor 15:50 Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; nor does corruption inherit incorruption. Behold, I tell you a mystery: We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed— in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. So when this corruptible has put on incorruption, and this mortal has put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written: “Death is swallowed up in victory.”
“O Death, where is your sting?
O Hades, where is your victory?”
The sting of death is sin, and the strength of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
This trumpet is the trumpet sounded at Shavuot, not the Feast of Trumpets as many assume. This Trumpet at Shavuot is for the raising of the dead in the faith to meet Him in the air and those of us who are still alive will then be changed to also be raised up.
1 Thess 4:13 But I do not want you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning those who have fallen asleep, lest you sorrow as others who have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who sleep in Jesus.
For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord will by no means precede those who are asleep. For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord. Therefore comfort one another with these words.
Notice what you are told in Revelation about the 144,000. You have Yehovah’s voice as thunder or a trumpet blast. The redeemed are first fruits which is what Shavuot is all about.
Rev 14:1 Then I looked, and behold, a Lamb standing on Mount Zion, and with Him one hundred and forty-four thousand, having His Father’s name written on their foreheads. And I heard a voice from heaven, like the voice of many waters, and like the voice of loud thunder. And I heard the sound of harpists playing their harps. They sang as it were a new song before the throne, before the four living creatures, and the elders; and no one could learn that song except the hundred and forty-four thousand who were redeemed from the earth. These are the ones who were not defiled with women, for they are virgins. These are the ones who follow the Lamb wherever He goes. These were redeemed from among men, being firstfruits to God and to the Lamb. And in their mouth was found no deceit, for they are without fault before the throne of God.
Names are very important in the ancient Hebrew world. They usually reflected the significant character, history, or meaning of that to which they were attached. Three separate names were used by the Hebrew Scriptures for the Feast of Shavuot, which in the Hebrew means: “Weeks.” Each name emphasized a different facet of its observance. The most common Hebrew designation was Hag Hashavuot, meaning: “The Feast of Weeks.”Sheva means seven, shavu’ah means week, and Shavuot means weeks. Shavuot was called the Feast of Weeks because seven weeks were counted from the Feast of First Fruits until the observing of this feast.
The primary meaning of the feast was reflected in the Hebrew name, Yom Habikkurim, or the “Day of First Fruits,” since Shavuot was the day on which the first fruit offerings of the summer wheat crop were brought to the Temple:
“And you shall celebrate the Feast of Weeks, that is, the first fruits of the wheat harvest, and the Feast of Ingathering at the turn of the year. Exodus 34:22 NASB
Thus, Shavuot marked the BEGINNING of the SUMMER WHEAT HARVEST even as Israel’s earlier Feast of First Fruits marked the beginning of the SPRING BARLEY HARVEST.
The third designation, Hag Hakatzir (hog ha kot-seer) or “The Feast of Harvests,” reflected the fact that this festival was the official beginning of the summer harvest season. In addition to the biblical designations, the Talmud and Josephus referred to this festival as Atzeret, meaning: “CONCLUSION.” They viewed Shavuot as the conclusion of the Passover season and of the seven-week spring harvest since there are no other major Jewish holy days until the autumn.
It is the position of sightedmoon.com that we are in the final Jubilee cycle of this 6th millennial day of mankind. We are about to begin the 7th Millennium of rest in 2045 with the Jubilee year that year.
But Yehoshua said;
Matt 24:21 For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the world until this time, no, nor ever shall be. And unless those days were shortened, no flesh would be saved; but for the elect’s sake those days will be shortened.
We believe Satan will be locked away at Atonement in 2033 which is the same time in the Jubilee cycle as the Flood of Noah and as the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah.
Luke 17:26 And as it was in the days of Noah, so it will be also in the days of the Son of Man: They ate, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all. Likewise as it was also in the days of Lot: They ate, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they built; but on the day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven and destroyed them all. Even so will it be in the day when the Son of Man is revealed.
We also believe that this time is at the end of the Great Tribulation because that is when the 144,000 are raised up.
Rev 7:9 After these things I looked, and behold, a great multitude which no one could number, of all nations, tribes, peoples, and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, with palm branches in their hands, and crying out with a loud voice, saying, “Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!” All the angels stood around the throne and the elders and the four living creatures, and fell on their faces before the throne and worshiped God, saying:
“Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom,
Thanksgiving and honor and power and might,
Be to our God forever and ever.
Then one of the elders answered, saying to me, “Who are these arrayed in white robes, and where did they come from?”
And I said to him, “Sir, you know.”
So he said to me, “These are the ones who come out of the great tribulation, and washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. Therefore they are before the throne of God, and serve Him day and night in His temple. And He who sits on the throne will dwell among them. They shall neither hunger anymore nor thirst anymore; the sun shall not strike them, nor any heat; for the Lamb who is in the midst of the throne will shepherd them and lead them to living fountains of waters. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.”
So on the day of Shavuot in the year 2033, just 15 years from now, at the end of the Great Tribulation all those Saints that died after Yehshua came out of the grave in 31 AC up until this date in 2033, will be raised up. Along with them your loved ones, your spouses and your parents and your children who have died in the faith will be raised up at this time.
“O Death, where is your sting?
O Hades, where is your victory?”
The sting of death is sin, and the strength of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
How awesome is the plan of Yehovah? How blessed are we to know it and understand it? Thanks be to Yehovah for His mercies. This is why you need to be counting the Omer each year and keeping each of the Feasts as they come during the year and keeping the weekly Sabbath each week. This is why you need to keep the next Sabbatical year in 2023 also.
So that you can know and understand the plan of Yehovah and be a part of that plan.
In the Mail
Shabbat shalom Joe,
You’ll be happy to know that I have now plowed right through “where are you going to flee to” .
Man, what an exhaustive study. I could only handle going over a bit everyday, otherwise nothing sank in.
And….. now I see this weeks letter is a LONG one too ?
I’m not starting it for a couple days, my brain needs a rest, ha ha.
I am pretty convinced with all the material you gave that Ophir is indeed the Philippines. As I told you I had heard that a couple years ago but didn’t feel too interested about it.
It’s funny tho, I have always had a great liking for the Philipinos. We have many here in our community, they work in the fast food places. They are hard workers indeed, they all send their money back home for their families. And they are always so friendly and cheerful. We had one join us for Shabbat services, he played guitar and sang. Then he moved to Lethbridge . We all loved him.
I have a few questions tho, the biggest one is, if these islands were so fabulously rich with gold and other treasures back then in the time of Solomon, then why are they so desperately poor now ?
Why do you not think the Muslims will move into these islands too? Like they are in malaysia which is a neighbour?
Joe, you know I believe you are a highly annointed servant of Yehovah. I think that would certainly put you into the category of a Prophet. And I know you by your fruits.
Much shalom and prayers and hug.
Let me answer these two questions. Yehovah is the one who blessed Israel and all the 12 tribes. It was not our brilliance or whit nor good fortune. It was Yehovah who blessed us. It was also Yehovah who did not bless other nations. It was HIs choice. Now at the end of this age, Yehovah has removed the blinders that prevented the Philippines from seeing the truth. Now they are seeing it by the busload everywhere. So before they had poor management.
As to the Muslim question. Yes, Malaysia and Indonesia as well as Mindanao have a large Muslim presence but they are looking to the many who are teaching them the bible today. What is to happen to them when the Beast rules with Islam as the national religion. I am not sure. I am sure that this is one of the places we are going to be brought back from. I do know it is not going to convert because we are told in Isaiah that they will be Levitical Priests. That is not Islam. And that means they must be able to practice the truth and be supported by the Nation itself. We must have faith in Yehovah.
Your work in the Phillipines is exciting. Thank you for sharing.
I don’t know what you are, prophet, Elijah, teacher… I only know that you are the most doggedly Berean Biblical spokesperson anywhere. You prove everything you say and while I sometimes am frustrated with your thoroughness, I trust your teachings.
I live in Cambodia. I have no congregation and the only people I have to speak with regarding Biblical matters are conspiracy theory mongers who resist the Bible. They listen to me but have no interest in reading your works. I have made some progress with a couple of people but they have no background in the Bible. They have no doctrine to dispute. It has taken me 3 years to get them to accept that the Bible is not pure myth. My frustration is overwhelming at times.
I am under-educated and lack the clarity of mind to teach myself, to organize the truth in such a way as to be able to teach it. I need help. I need to be with people who know and understand. I need a congregation. Reading and watching videos is not enough. I need real human contact.
I want to go to the Philippines and study with people like Pastor Aike. It is not very far from here and even though I live on a very small budget, I believe I can arrange the money to travel and perhaps with the help of the congregation and Yahowah, I can find an affordable place to live.
Can you put me in touch with someone who can help me sort out where to go and how to live on very little money? Do you know someone who you consider knowledgeable and capable of teaching me?
I pray that you feel inclined to help me. And I pray that Yahowah will guide me and help me. My only desire is to learn and teach the truth.
Prophet Joe has spoken brethren and you ignore his warnings at your own peril. Prophet Joe has fulfilled the requirements of a prophet with his ministry and Yehovah is using him in these last perilous days of mankind. I know he is reluctant to call himself a prophet because as he stated in his newsletter, prophets have been killed throughout history. I might even venture to say he might be one of the two witnesses, but only time will tell that. In the mean time, get yourselves ready to flee to the place of safety, the Phillippines which has been identified as the final place of refuge before the four horsemen wreak havoc on humanity.
A greater than HWA is here and that is Prophet Joe. You know HWA was called an apostle and some thought he was a prophet as well. He brought many closer to the truth but Prophet Joe has the whole truth that even HWA and the WCG didn’t. We are also closer to the end and hence why Prophet Joe is screaming out like a voice in the wilderness for everyone to hear. Well who has heeded his message the most? The Philippines and Burundi, the mouth of the Nile. “My people perish for lack of knowledge!” Prophet Joe’s message is one of life and death. Choose life and choose the Philippines as your refuge from the horrors to come!
I remember thinking that Mr. Armstrong was sent in the spirit of Elijah. All those coming from the CoG’s splinters remember how he often spoke about 21 basic Truths that set the Body a part from the world. I was not yet called when he was still alive but I often watched the old TV programs and anything and everything that he wrote. When I think about Mr. Joseph Dumond the story of Elisha comes to my mind. How he was given a double portion of the Father’s spirit. The story sort of fits this ministry in my opinion. There no doubt in my opinion that Joseph Dumond is a prophet of the Most High Elohim. He been given a great commission
Without this site I would of been destined to watch my love ones perish and or many other great horrors. Maybe I will still will but at least I have a fighting chance so I am very thankful for all the fruits this site has provided me in learning about the Sabbaths to the land and so on.
Happy Sabbath all;
To me you are a Prophets, Prophet. Meaning you are letting me know how to test and prove all things. You are giving history and bible verses that i have had trouble, in the beginning of my walk, to connect. I remember a few years before I met you, i had ? about sabbatical years, after reading Leviticus : 25 . I wonder how to keep them and to apply them to my life.Then I met you and you put it all together for me. I study your work and you made it easy for me . I did not have to prove you right or wrong, everything you said fail into places with what I was all ready reading and what I was longing for .
YOU made it easy .. I do test, if it don’t fit scripture then I ? it, and find out why it don’t.
On another note, here in the last few months, before your news letter on the eastern Islands. Me and some friends has been talking about retirement , and I told them i was going to retire in the Philippines. I don’t know why i picked this land or how i am going to get there, but it is a desire to be there.
I do have my sins to overcome and I am tested every day and I fall short some times. I do hold his Commandments, all of them in my heart and try to keep them. The liar dose whisper in my ear, what did Yehovah say, did he really say that. It amaze me we fall for the same old lie and he dose not change it..
Shalom my friend
Update on Kenya
Dear Brethren you are about to read two emails from Kenya and Burundi. This past Winter Bishop Telesphore went to teach the people of Kenya about the Sabbatical and Jubilee years and the Holy Days and the weekly Sabbath in order to understand how close we are to the end of this age. The work is vast and the distances far. Telesphore appointed Bishop Eliphas Mugao Mitugo to learn these truths and then to teach them to those around him, to help Telesphore not have to travel so much back and forth.
As you know we have been supporting this work in Burundi and now it has spread to Kenya. And as you well know we have been supporting the work in the Philippines and have reported to you last week and again this week just how well our recent visit to the Philippines has gone and how successful it has been. That has resulted in a request for us to go to Indonesia. And now our work in Burundi has developed a request for us to go to Kenya.
Here in this picture Bishop Telesphore is showing the Jubilee Cycles and the 2300 Days of Hell to Bishop Moses Masengo also of Kenya.
Dear Joseph Dumond,
Thanks for the teachings of the Revelation of the End times about Blessings and curses that we got through the teachings by Bishop Telesphore from Burundi!!
Now we are studying both old and New Testament and we are getting blessed!
It was good news to hear and read how it is important to keep the commandments and the Sabbath as a sign of Yahweh!! It was new to us to study sabbatical years and Jubilee cycles!
I received the book 2300 days of Hell and it very powerful.
Am following your news letters on your website sightedmoon.com
I would love you to come and empower us to be able to teach this truth. We would love every single person including the government in Kenya to know this truth and keep so that we be blessed.!
Am in Contact with Bishop Télesphore.
Thanks and be blessed
Bishop Eliphas Mugao Mitugo!!
Shalom to you James.
The message of Torah is growing in Burundi, Rwanda, DRC and Kenya. I was invited by Bishop Eliphaz Mitugo from Kenya to teach again this truth. I have spent two weeks in Kenya teaching and Bishop Eliphaz yesterday sent an email to Joseph Dumond asking him for a visit in the country of Kenya to emphasize and empower the Bishops, pastors and deacons who already have received the message of Torah. I have appointed Bishop Mitugo Eliphaz to coordinate this truth in the country of Kenya and to make a strong core team that will help him to reach in many provinces as well.
In Kenya, many people are hungry for this truth as there is many heresies there. I got many invitations in Kenya and I went with the Books of 2300 Days of Hell and leave with them. I have reported this to Joseph Dumond this morning. So I am going back tomorrow after 12 days in Kenya.
I was supposed to go to Brother Henry Mate to meet with his group but I didn’t make it due to the financial means and long distance. I invited him to come to Nairobi to attend my training and one of his family was seriously sick so he didn’t make it but I promised him to go to train his team in May but all depends on YHVH’s direction. Brother Henry Mate was corresponding with Joseph Dumond.
May Yahweh bless and keep you
Brethren we have our donation page set up so you can help us by using PayPal in many different denominations. We have also set up a GOFUNDME account to help us raise the funds we need to organize this work, so that a group of people can do this full time in the Philippines and anywhere else this work is needed to go. The fields are already ripe for the harvest but the labours are few. I can no longer afford to fund this work and as many of you know I work a full-time job digging ditches to do pay my bills and to help this work. This work is growing and I need help. If I continue to take time off of work to go and spend the weeks and or months in these places I will lose my job.
We also have a person who would like me to go to Surinam in South America.
We have people who have now volunteered to help in various jobs in this ministry and they are a great help. We have many of you who pray for me and this work daily and the miracles and the doors that are opened to us are unbelievable.
Now this work is requiring me to go for more than just a week or two at one of the Feasts. Now it is requiring me or James and Aike to go and spend weeks and even months there teaching full time, working with the Bishops and Pastors and brethren so they can understand the Holy Days and the Sabbath and the Sabbatical years. They do not always have access to the internet. Some do not have any access. So they require people on the ground in those places.
Many of you have already contributed. I am not asking for any more from you. I am asking for you all to pray for a miracle. We do need a large financial or corporate backing that is reliable and dependable to pay for our airfare and lodging and travel as well as to pay our bills that are ongoing at home while we are away. We are looking for long-term support to do this work in full strength.
For me to go to the Philippines during those two weeks, I lost three weeks pay. The bills at home did not stop.
We are not asking you to go into debt for this work. We are not asking you to risk your savings for this work. But we are asking all of you to do your part and support this work if you are not already doing so. It does not matter what country you are in, there is a way for you to help. Find that way and help us share this work. Please.
The Followup Results In the Philippines
Shalom brethren from www.sightemoon.com
Peace in the name of YEHOVAH thru His son Yeshua Jesus the Messiah.
I’m brother aike mesias (FB name) overseer of Messiah the Living Torah Ministries located in Mandaluyong city, Philippines. I’m reporting from Mindanao , the third largest Islands compose of Davao City, Digos City , General Santos City and Cagayan De Oro city and many other more cities and provinces. If you have seen the news last 2016, Marawi city in Mindanao was literally destroyed after ISIS militants who wants to established their own Sharia law ( caliphate), fought against government troops for several months. Marawi city was totally destroyed, which is a result of extreme islamists and their religious fanaticism.
Joseph Dumond in his first visit in the Philippines in October 2015 had warned us about this when he had an opportunity to meet the Christian military generals personnel , thru their organization headed by General Esel Soriano.
This time Joseph and our ministry have partnered to bring blessings of YEHOVAH’S holy Torah to Mindanao Islands thru the avenue of biblical end time prophecies which is the expertise and God given gifting given to brother Joseph Dumond. Shofar so good ! The evidence of any ministries is the fruits that it produces.
Last April 5 and 7 in Digos city and Davao city, Joseph and I have work together to make an event called “ Mindanao Prophetic Conference,” with the theme of “what is the role of the Filipino believers in the End Times?”. Hundreds had responded and have attended the said event. Joseph delivered Yehovah’s fresh revelation based on the books of prophet Isaiah regarding the role of the Filipinos in these end times. And even after had already left for Canada, at least 3rd number of the participants are returning to our follow up torah teachings regularly held in Davao City twice a week ( Wednesday night and during the sabbath day), as well as in Digos city. I can see that these filipino Christian believers and pastors are hungry to learn more. This is unlike what I’ve have seen in the greater Luzon Islands in the southern and northern part of Manila. People here in Mindanao are humbler people. Barely has any pastors I met here for the first time have fought against me about doctrine at all, they would sit down and listen for teachings, 3 to 4 straight long hours and not complain. You won’t see this anywhere else. Mindanao Islands is the food basket of the Philippines, perhaps it’s not land only that is fertile but the hearts of the people here are fertile as well ( see in the bible parable of the seed and sower, its the heart that matter).
One of our main goal here in Mindanao is to help the people understand and learn YEHOVAH’s Feasts days in Leviticus 23, as well as to pursue torah learning and observance in the regular basis. Mind you beloved brethren and friends, this ain’t an easy work! I have been in this torah restoration movement since 2006 and I have led a few hundreds to torah observance, but it took me literally 11 solid years to be able to maintain constant relationship, fellowship and regular teachings sessions with the people I have worked with. Of course, its worth the long wait, but what I’m saying is that here in Mindanao its different, just after a few teachings sessions, people are now ready to wanting to celebrate the feast days. We won’t be waiting for long time anymore, Yehovah’s Holy Spirit is moving fast, he wants the people here to celebrate the feasts days now, immediately. HALLELYAH !
New group in general santos city
In fact, last shabbat of April 21, our core group in Davao City compose of several pastors have unanimously agreed to celebrate the upcoming feast of Shavuot/Pentecost on May 27 in the heart of the city. We have a venue already, different committees have been agreed upon ( food, music team, teachers, and promotional duties) .
Core groups in Davao city came back to study torah
We will be reaching and inviting many others to join. This is all awesome and great. I won’t be working all alone anymore, Yehovah’s has given us humble precious souls that will be helping organize this upcoming Feast of Shavuot event.
Yesterday, I talked to Pastor Mark of Digos, he said to me that his entire congregation will celebrate the Feast of Pentecost in Digos city and will be inviting all the pastors who have attended Joseph Dumond teachings last April 5. Wow, talking about strong conviction by the Holy Spirit, this is it , its happening right before our eyes.
To my surprise which Yehovah’s always do to us anyway. A couple by the name of Pastor Jonathan and Pastora Imelda of General Santos, who had attended Joseph Dumond teaching’s in Davao and Digos city alike, have contacted me last Monday and invited me to go to General Santos city to teach them about the feasts. I gave in to the invitation and the following day, Tuesday, I went to visit them in General Santos city and taught them about the Festivals of YEHOVAH. Now these couple are so excited of organizing Feast of Shavuot in General Santos. We are scheduled to meet elders and leaders of the churches in the regions of Sarangani province to propose a simultaneous celebration of the Feast of Shavuot on May 26 to 27. Wow. One Spirit One Torah for all.
This is unity of the spirit, my brothers and sisters and friends of Sightemoon.com. Thank you for being one with us in spirit and in truth.
More surprises, Joseph Dumond knows this, Pastor Lee of Davao whose wife is Indonesian, who has strong connections to Christian Indonesian ministries are sharing this message to the Indonesian Christian communities here in Davao city. They are proposing for Joseph and I to go to Indonesia to teach on November this year. Exciting times are coming folks, this YEHOVAH’s spirit at work here, we need just to be in line with His perfect will and constantly obey his instructions for living a blessed life, His torah for all Israel and the nations grafted in. This is the good news of the Kingdom.
More exciting times ahead of us! Thank you beloved prophet Joseph Dumond for being YEHOVAH’s servant and for being selfless in teaching us about the end times and about the things that are to happen in the very next few years. You are sent by YEHOVAH to our beloved nation the Philippines. It is confirmed by the fruits of the souls that are returning to torah in the places that you have visited.
Thank you to all sightemoon.com volunteers and staff like sis Pauline and James. Thank you YEHOVAH bless you and your family. Thank you dear sightemoon.com subscribters brothers and friends for your willfull donation. YEHOVAH knows your heart and will bless you for blessing the ministiry of www.sightedmoon.com as Joseph Dumond is helping also the work in end time torah revival in the Philippines and some parts of the world.
YEHOVAH IS GREAT !
Brother aike Mesias, MLTC
Joe’s Personal Diary from the Philippines
Shalom Brethren I wanted to give you another perspective on the recent speaking tour of the Philippines. I want you to see all that goes on and to understand just how hard this work is. Many people only see us on stage or afterwards for a few minutes and do not realize all the work that goes into this before and during our time there.
On the second half of our tour of the Philippines, we headed down to Mindanao. Brother Earl Yavin tagged along with us in order to hear those things I was teaching and to get to know me better, after having heard so much about me beforehand from the brethren at MLTC. Towards the end of the southern tour, Earl would write the following.
Brother Joseph, I am very thankful for the opportunity from you and Brother Aike to come and see what you do behind the scenes for your ministry when you travel around the world. You are a very hard worker and people look at you as a Star but they don’t see your hard work. I am very impressed to see how humble you are you don’t sleep in fancy hotels like people think with limousine service. I noticed at the end of the day you are very tired, after a hard day’s work. I was very glad to be apart of your trip here in Davao and Digos Philippines. Brother Earl
So let me share with you the rest of the story. You have heard from Brother Aikes assessment of the events that took place and I agree with them. But there was so much more that happened and I want to share them so that we have a record of them.
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
I went to work today and worked the full day wanting to be tired before I got on the plane so that I would sleep and wake up in the morning when I arrived in Hong Kong and be on the proper sleep schedule. After work, I came home and prepared to pack my bags. My plane left at 1:50 AM and I had to be at the airport at airport 3 hours ahead of that time. I was there, parked the car at the airport parking and took the train shuttle to the terminal, for about 10 PM. Cleared customs and the x-ray machines and was waiting for my flight. I really wanted to go to sleep by now.
I was going to fly Cathay Pacific to Hong Kong.
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
I fell asleep on the plane very quickly and missed the evening meal. I woke up to see it dawning and I thought we must be getting close to Hong Kong as we were to arrive at 5 AM local time and it was beginning to dawn. Then I checked the plane map to see where we were. We were over the North pole and what I was seeing was the sun dawning on the north pole. The North pole is just now coming out of the months of darkness for 24 hours each day.
I arrived in Hong Kong at 5 AM and could see the sun rising over the city as we waited in the terminal. Would have liked to have time to go visit this city. We then left Hong Kong at 7:20 AM flying to Manila Philippines by 9 40 AM local time. This aircraft was made for Filipinos as I could hardly get my legs in the seat without jamming them through the seat in front of me. We are not in Kansas anymore Todo.
By the time I cleared customs and collected my bags to get out front Aike was just pulling up. It was perfect timing. Aike was excited to see me and we began our conversation as though we had never been apart. After all, we have been talking on FB for the past two years.
We stopped at MLTC where I dropped off one of my bags full of books and DVD’s that they were going to sell and give away. Then Aike brought me to the Apartment I was given by one of the brethren and to this day I do not know who this person is to thank them for it. He told me to get rested and He would be back for me later.
I got a call later that I should go out and get something to eat on my own as Aike was tied up moving things up to the camp we were going to meet in that weekend.
So out the door I go, on foot and I began to look for a place to eat. I had walked a good distance and then horror set in. I had no internet or calling card to contact Aike. I had no idea of the name of the place I was staying in and I had made so many lefts and rights I was not sure I would be able to get back. But I did find a place to eat and I was able to find my way back in the dark.
Here is the view from my apartment on the 28th floor overlooking Manila.
I would later find out that the two blue lines in the picture below was the place where MLTC met and was just a 30 minute walk for me if had known.
Thursday, March 29, 2018
The Next morning Aike called me and was tied up and told me to go for breakfast and he would come for me about Noon.
This time I got the address of the place I was staying in and the phone number and then they sent me to Makati Street to find a restaurant. So off I went looking for a place to eat and I found a Jolibee. Now the Jolibee is like our Mac Donalds and whenever Aike is introducing me he always gets the audience to say after him the Jubilee which is what I teach. And they say it and Aike says, say it again and they do then he says someone is saying Jolibee. And the whole room laughs. Whenever I say the same joke no one gets it. It is a running joke between Aike and me. How I can’t tell a good joke.
So now I have had breakfast at a Jolibee. And I walk back to the room. See the map below as to where I was in relation to each other.
Aike picked me and we went to MLTC to pick up a few things and we were going to take them up to the camp which is the Boy Scout Camp or Los Banos in Laguna. This is about a 2-hour drive and Aike has already made at least one trip to this campground bringing up the supplies that are needed to make this weekend a success.
Mount Makiling, or Mount Maquiling, is a dormant volcano located on the border of Laguna province and Batangas on the island of Luzon, Philippines. The mountain rises to an elevation of 1,090 m (3,580 ft) above mean sea level and is the highest feature of the Laguna Volcanic Field. The volcano has no recorded historic eruption but volcanism is still evident through geothermal features like mud spring and hot springs. South of the mountain is the Makiling-Banahaw Geothermal Plant. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) classifies the volcano as potentially active.
As we drive up here there are hundreds of thermal heated springs that many tourist and locals visit along the way. We did not have time to do this on this trip. Maybe next time. But I have not lost the fact that Aike has brought to the top of a live volcano to talk.
Once we got to the camp I could see that a lot of preparation had already been done in making this a great site to speak at. The decorations that were made and then brought up here and then set up by many of the brethren of whom I do not know many of their names. Many of the pictures are taken by Joey Fernandez. At MLTC there is a core of women and men who are the backbone of MLTC. This allows Pastor Aike to do what he does best and that is to teach and teach other groups. It frees him up so much. And the one who leads this group without admitting to it is Aike Wife Florence.
She brings to my mind what is said in Proverbs 31. Indeed this can be said of many of the women here at MLTC. Each time I have been here for one of the Feast Days they have knocked it out of the park. They did for Sukkkot in 2015 and they have done it again for Passover in 2018. It is again testimony to the heart of the Philippines in wanting to worship Yehovah with their whole heart. I am once again humbled to be here and greatly honoured to be a speaker for them.
Proverbs 31:10-31 An excellent wife who can find?
She is far more precious than jewels.
The heart of her husband trusts in her,
and he will have no lack of gain.
She does him good, and not harm,
all the days of her life.
She seeks wool and flax,
and works with willing hands.
She is like the ships of the merchant;
she brings her food from afar.
She rises while it is yet night
and provides food for her household
and portions for her maidens.
She considers a field and buys it;
with the fruit of her hands she plants a vineyard.
She dresses herself with strength
and makes her arms strong.
She perceives that her merchandise is profitable.
Her lamp does not go out at night.
She puts her hands to the distaff,
and her hands hold the spindle.
She opens her hand to the poor
and reaches out her hands to the needy.
She is not afraid of snow for her household,
for all her household are clothed in scarlet.
She makes bed coverings for herself;
her clothing is fine linen and purple.
Her husband is known in the gates
when he sits among the elders of the land.
She makes linen garments and sells them;
she delivers sashes to the merchant.
Strength and dignity are her clothing,
and she laughs at the time to come.
She opens her mouth with wisdom,
and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.
She looks well to the ways of her household
and does not eat the bread of idleness.
Her children rise up and call her blessed;
her husband also, and he praises her:
“Many women have done excellently,
but you surpass them all.”
Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain,
but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.
Give her of the fruit of her hands,
and let her works praise her in the gates.
After walking around here for a bit and visiting many people we had supper in the outbuilding that again the women of MLTC had taken over and turned into a large kitchen. There is a custom here that the host of an event provides the food for the guest. And as many of the guests will be coming on Shabbat, all the food is being prepared ahead of time.
This is the outbuilding that they did all the preparations in and you can also see where many of them slept for this weekend.
I found it odd to see just how close they all camped to one another. But this is a community and brethren and from what I saw they all love one another. I had a lot of fun with these ladies and kept asking them why they believed in this or that and when they answered I asked again they would say this or that as there answer. I was forcing them to go deep to find the source of why they do this way of life. It was fun and they could not get over how many times I would ask why.
Also in the campground was a TV Evangelist who had a crusade going on right beside us in the open field. We would be singing out loud later trying to drown out the 2000 or so people who were also camping for his event. And some of the ladies took advantage of this and began to pass out flyers to them all about the guest speaker they had which was me.
After we had eaten and Aike was comfortable with the way things were coming along we headed back for the two-hour trip back to Manila. Along the way, we got a phone call from Bishop Butch Belgica and the next thing I know we are on our way there to see him. but I think Aike had to drop off the ladies with us and then go back over to the Bishops house. We got there about midnight and he was waiting for us with a meal and to talk. I could hardly keep my eyes open and one of his pastors fell asleep during the conversation. LOL, but it was very good to see him again and to share what we had learned and were about to present to the brethren.
I think we got home about 1:30 AM
Friday, March 30, 2018
It is now Friday and you can see all that we have done and all the travelling and preparations for this Passover weekend. Some of the people kept it on Friday and Saturday. I and some others were keeping it, Sunday night and Monday. So I was getting confused as to who was doing what when. And then on top of this are the Good Friday and Easter Sunday, people. So there are lots of people doing some sort of worship this weekend. But I was confused as to who was doing what. So I had to stay focused on my schedule for each of the Holy Days.
Aike picked me up early Friday and I was told I had to do a teaching at MLTC. But I thought they were all up at the camp. Some were and others were here who could not go up. So I taught them for the first time the message I had on where do we flee to. It could have just as easily been called the End Time role for the Philippines.
Afterwards, my friend from both Thailand and Japan Melynda Ito got right to work at passing out booklets and books and DVS to those who wanted them. Melynda was on tour with me and Avi in 2010 or 2011. I forget now which year. But it was on one of those years that she and Joey Fernandez and Corette Buri and other were there that I gave my first teaching on the wedding invitation of Matthew 22 and telling the people at that time that this invitation to Israel was now taken away and given to the Gentiles to fill those seats. And sure enough, the reactions to the message I am giving is being well received by the Gentiles and hardly at all by those who the DNA descendants of the 12 tribes of Israel. And I learned on this trip that even Aike was there at Avi’s house the same time we were there in 2010 for Sukkot. Aike did not tour with us that year. But even then, our paths were crossing.
Now Melynda was the one who did not want to dance with the Torah Scroll on Shemini Atzeret. She did not think it was right and she prayed about it while the rest of us did Dance with the Scrolls which represent our Groom. AS she prayed the people brought the scrolls up to the wallflower area. That those too shy to dance with the scrolls and that is where Melynda was sitting. Her prayer was for Yehovah to show her Himself if this was something she should do. I could see her eyes filled with tears as the scroll came to her and I knew her prayers were answered even though I did not know her prayer. That was a very special memory for me and I am glad to share it now after not seeing her for 8 years.
After the presentation, Aike took me out for something to eat at the Elijah house and coffee shop to have a Filalphel. It was a quiet time before the storm of the weekend and for us to strategise and plan the events that we had coming up this week. Aike had rated my presentation, as he always does, with about a 94% out of 100% on the scale of how good it was. Aike is good at marketing and I am good at researching and presenting it.
While we were there sitting Aikes phone never seems to stop as he checks messages and makes calls to make sure all is OK for the next event.
It was while we were sitting here that Aike got this call from one Bishop Hernando Bruce PhD, ED.D, D.D., The president of Bruce Harvard Christian College General Santos City on the island of Mindanao. He had been fasting and praying for a guest speaker for his graduating class and once he had finished praying he saw an ad on facebook about my coming speaking tour in Mindanao. He asked Aike if I would be able to come and speak.
The time he had wanted me was the same time I was to be flying back to Manila and then to Toronto. The Bishop agreed to pay for our ticket on a later flight if I could come. And I would be the first speaker and Manny Pacquaio was going to be the second speaker. This just so happened to be the very person Aike and I have been reaching out to since our last trip here. So if I am the presenter, not only would I meet Manny but he would also hear our presentation. This was indeed a Godsend. So we agreed once we saw that the Bishop was serious and bought our return ticket.
Both Aike and I were very excited as this sort of thing happened the last time we were here and now once again we could see Yehovah’s hand involved in the events that were now beginning to unfold. We were very excited, to say the least. Jumping up and down and thanking Yehovah for what He was going to do this next week and a half.
We then went back to MLTC and picked up the last of the things and jammed them into the little van of Aikes. And then we had to take three other people with their luggage in the van. It was to say the least packed.
When we got there I had thought I was to have a room to myself. But that is not the Filipino way.
In my room were Aike and Joey and another person and this married couple and me. Six of us and they just kept bringing more mattresses to lay on the floor. We once again had supper with the group as the sunset and the Sabbath began. It was great to be with everyone here. Even in our room, as crowded as it was, it was great not to be alone. And only one toilet so we really had to judge our timing in there and showers and all.
I think I made a presentation this evening. Looking back now 3 weeks later it is all a blur. Looking at the pictures. I am just not sure. But I do think I did present something this Sabbath evening.
Saturday, March 31, 2018
This is now the big day. The large crowd of about 300 had come. Mostly pastors and those who had recently begun to keep the Sabbath and Holy Days. For some this was there first Passover weekend. Bishop Belgica was also going to be one of the speakers today. And He was following the Hebrew Calendar.
Here we have singers and Flag bearers and Dancers. There are more pictures but I just want to give you a sample of this day.
Here we have Pastor Aike introducing me to speak in the morning session. Aike has some long introductions and the more he learns from me the longer his introductions get. I have to tell him to stop stealing my lines or I will have nothing left to say. But I am thrilled to know he is getting it. And able to explain it after hearing it one time from me. You can see me at the far corner waiting and waiting to begin the teaching LOL.
The picture below is from all the Pastors who had declared to teach the Torah from now on. They had a diploma and I was one of the witnesses to this graduating class. It was a very good thing they did here in front of everyone publicly declaring their service to Yehovah.
After this, we broke for lunch.
Then again we have Pastor Aike introducing Bishop Butch Belgica for the afternoon teaching. Then When Bishop Belgica was talking I know he was getting the whole crowd to laugh but he kept referring to me when he got them to laugh and they roared at times. But he did it all in Pinoy so I could not understand. All was done in good fun. This weekend event was done in co-operation of the Group that Bishop Belgica leads. They are called The Lord’s Vineyard Covenant Communities. The theme has been to promote unity and not those things that divide us. This has been a very good fit. Do look up the links as they are shared here so you can see just who this family is that Yehovah has brought into my life now.
After the Bishop had finished I was then beginning to explain how everyone there could understand the charts and learn about the 70 Jubilee cycles from Moses until our time now. We walked through the crowd and went from table to table to try and make sure everyone knew how to read the charts and to understand. I also had Rob Navarro get up and go around and help explain as did Aike. This session was also recorded but we have not yet got the videos. I will upload them to youtube once I get them. Rob is going to try and make the charts into an app so everyone will have them.
Then in the late afternoon, as the sun was setting on this Sabbath day, I began to teach them about Baal Peor and it was at this time that Atty Jeremiah Belgica who had run for Manila Councilor in 2016, came in and I asked him to come up and explain this to the crowd. Jeremiah was the first person I met in 2015 and we had the same message. Mine was from the bible and his was from the nation’s point of view all about SOGI and Baal Peor.
After he had spoken, I then showed them how these day today are the same as the time just before Israel was to go into the promised land because they were messed up in Baal Peor which is just another name for LGBT rights which is what we have today just before we enter the 7th Millennium and they had the charts to see just how close we are to the end.
And that was the end of this teaching session. We then took hundreds of pictures with many people who wanted a picture with me. This is Jeremiah and Butch Belgica Aike Mesais and Myself.
Sunday, April 1, 2018
We again slept with 6 people in our room last night and went around and met with the many there. But today everyone was leaving to go back to their homes. I thought I was going to be talking but no, not today. We had a nice breakfast with this gentleman Ramon Barretto and his son Ian and fiance Yafe Shalom and asked Yehovah to bless them and guide them as they go forward in their lives. Very nice family.
Aike was busy packing up the van and driving it back to Manila. Again that is a two-hour drive one way and he was coming back for another load and me. I was oblivious to this as I was busy talking to so many people this morning. Melynda and I sat down to catch up and for me to hear from her that she understood and believed the things I was teaching about the Philippines. There are always some people who are able to hold a lot of weight with you. I do not know how it happens and why some and not others. But Melynda is one of those and her words mean a lot to me for some reason. So I thank her for this special talk.
Now that I had some time to walk around, we found what is called in the Philippines, a Nara tree, These are the trees that Hiram brought back from the land of Ophir along with the gold and the Queen of Sheba to help buiold the Temple in Solomons time. These trees are only found this part of Asia. Look at how huge it is. The tree is resistant to termites and has a nice smell to the wood and last a very long time.
We did not know Aike had to go back and forth to Manila. That was a four-hour return trip. Others had brought some things but Aike had the lions share. We still had all these ladies and all our luggage to get into the two small vans to get back. But somehow they were able to do it. The ladies in one van as Aike and I had to go and do one more thing and the ladies had something of a surprise for me to prepare.
After Arriving back in Manila we had to unload the van of all the gear at MLTC. Again Aike had already made one trip this morning to do this very same thing. Now we are doing it again. He then told me we were going to stop by Atty Jerimiah’s dedication for his Daughter. So there I was in the underground parking lot changing my blue jeans for my dress clothes and getting ready to be presentable.
They do not baptize the children but they do have a dedication. It is at these things that the god-parents are chosen and acknowledge publicly that should anything happen to the parents all of these godparents will step in and help to ensure the child is raised properly after that.
I come from a family where we have just one set of godparents for each child. But here they have about 30 to guarantee the child will not suffer a loss should they lose their parents. I was quite amazed and pleased to see this.
When I arrived, we met Eunice and Atty Jeremiah who greeted me and sat me at the head table alongside Senator Win Gatchalian, a born-again Christian. We did not have much time to meet and talk because I was then asked to do the opening prayer for this dedication in which was about 150 people. On my right was a lady who was the head of large Christian group and across from me a couple who served on the supreme court, Sarah Sarmiento and Marlon Tronqued. I do not recall their names. Besides the Senator was the head of large electric corporation installing the solar panels for a mega project here in the Philippines. Basically, a whos who here and they all came out for this dedication.
A short while later Senator Grego Belgica would come and join me for a few moments during the evening. He was just returning this very moment from Mindanao where he attended the birthday party of President Duterte. It just so happened that Senator Grego and the President shared the same birthday together. And as we said last week Senator Belgica was just appointed to the anti-corruption body of the Philippines Government.
We were supposed to have a radio show interview but it did not take place due to his being away and my schedule not working with his. Senator Belgica asked me which Biblical character was represented in him. I right away said, King David. I see in this young Senator a fighting spirit that seeks justice and wants to obey Yehovah. And that is what I told him. He was hoping I would say the Prophet Daniel who was also in politics. But I see a King David spirit in this man. I also warned him about the dangers in front of him as he continues with the job just assigned to him.
I had hoped to have more time to talk with him but maybe next time we can have a deeper heart to heart on his radio show. Pray for this man. Yehovah has placed him in this position for a reason. He and his family respect the things I have said on both this trip and the last one.
After this short meeting with these people we departed. I was tired and for me, it was now the start of the Passover Meal and the 1st day of Unleavened Bread. The Belgica’s had kept the Passover Friday night and this was a regular day for them. I thought Aike was taking me home. Instead, we went back to MLTC. And to my surprise, the ladies who had earlier been up at the camp had come back to MLTC and prepared the Passover meal. I was deeply moved and so humbled.
In all the commotion I thought I was going to be the only one to keep it alone. I was so blessed to have such great company with me.
I was asked to conduct the seder and we all took turns reading the event of the Exodus until about 11 PM. Aike had fallen asleep and I could not keep my eyes open. It had been a great day and a great surprise and I was truly blessed by those who had thought of me and this special time.
Monday, April 2, 2018
This was the first day of Unleavened Bread. And it was to be a very busy teaching day. One of the people that had heard me this past Sabbath had asked if I could come to their Assembly and the only day was going to be tonight and they were very excited about this and this was a breakthrough to another major group. But first thing in the morning I had to go to The 700 Club and present these truths to them.
But as I prayed in my room I began to realize just how real this message is. Everyone that was hearing it was joyful and happy for the Philippines, but it was the White Anglo Saxons who were going to be wiped off the face of the earth. My people. My relatives, my family members, my cities, my province and my countrymen. They are about to be wiped out and I can see the blessings being taken away from us and given to the Filipinos beacuase of our acceptance of the LGBT lifestyle and accepting of Gay Marriage and all the mess that comes from that and their rejection of SOGI.
The Filipino people are so humble and respectful and polite and they are seeking Yehovah so much and singing praises to His name just as Isaiah says. The many still in the churches are misdirected but they are changing as they see the truth pointed out to them.
I have been warning of the coming war for the 12 tribes of Israel since 2005 and now, this morning, the reality was setting in. And I began to cry and sob like I have never cried before. I was heaving and gasping for breath as I cried for my people. The white Anglo Saxons who have had all the blessings and never appreciated Yehovah and now are doing away with him in all our institutions. I cried for so long this morning.
The message I have been giving for years was now coming to pass as I could clearly see the prophecies of Isaiah being given to the Philippines. They are good people and I cried more for my people who do not want to hear these things I have to say. Here, in the Philippines, Aike can easily get 100 or 500 to come out with very little effort, but back home we have to scratch to get 50 to come out and we are happy when 20 show up. I cried for some time and begged Yehovah to be merciful on us and my family.
Mathew 221:15 The Parable of the Wedding Feast
And again Jesus spoke to them in parables, saying, “The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who gave a wedding feast for his son, and sent his servants to call those who were invited to the wedding feast, but they would not come. Again he sent other servants, saying, ‘Tell those who are invited, “See, I have prepared my dinner, my oxen and my fat calves have been slaughtered, and everything is ready. Come to the wedding feast.”’ But they paid no attention and went off, one to his farm, another to his business, while the rest seized his servants, treated them shamefully, and killed them. The king was angry, and he sent his troops and destroyed those murderers and burned their city. Then he said to his servants, ‘The wedding feast is ready, but those invited were not worthy. Go therefore to the main roads and invite to the wedding feast as many as you find.’ And those servants went out into the roads and gathered all whom they found, both bad and good. So the wedding hall was filled with guests.
“But when the king came in to look at the guests, he saw there a man who had no wedding garment. And he said to him, Friend, how did you get in here without a wedding garment?’ And he was speechless. Then the king said to the attendants, ‘Bind him hand and foot and cast him into the outer darkness. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’ For many are called, but few are chosen.”
I began to teach this parable back in 2010 when Avi ben Mordechai and I joined up to do tours in Israel together. Over half the group on this tour were from Asia. Joey Fernadez of MLTC was one as was Melynda Ito from Japan, and formerly from the Philippines, who has come to the Philippines this year to hear this message. Corette Buri was another one who was there from Thailand and formerly from the Philippines who was able to understand our message early, and then has gone on to find a way to get me to come to the Philippines in 2015, which was then through Aike and MLTC. And I have recently found out from Aike, that he too was at Avi’s house that same year in 2010, during Sukkot at the same time we were doing this tour.
Even back then Yehovah was drawing us together.
I want you to remember this parable as I will come back to it. So although I had begun to teach this parable back in 2010 with half the group being from Asia at that time, I had not fully accepted it. Today, I recalled all the times I have been rejected by groups who keep the Sabbath and Holy Days not to mention those who keep Sunday. All the meetings we have conducted coast to coast in the USA and in Canada and how few there are that come out and even fewer that come back. How few there are from these same Anglo Saxon nations that are willing to sponsor our teachings all around the country and the world. How hard it has been to get them to read our Newsletters and join us on Facebook. This week alone we have had almost 800 from the Philippines follow and like us on Facebook.
I see just how enthusiastic the Filipinos are to learn and to understand and how many come out at each meeting and many of them are pastors and people who were keeping Sunday the week or month before. And now they are hungry to learn the truths. I see how many of them go to the donation box and fill it with eagerness, whenever they are asked to donate. And many of them are young.
I am thinking on all of this as I bawl for Israel, my people who have clearly rejected Yehovah and His Sabbatical and Jubilee years, His Holy Days and Weekly Sabbaths. I just could not stop crying. It is real and I can plainly see it taking place before us. I can plainly see the army of Assyria being raised up again in Germany who have taken in all these Muslim immigrants from Syria. Assyria, by the way, used to occupy the lands now called Syria. So I have no doubts that they might even be kindred people.
And I think of the atrocities that the Germans did to the 6 million Jews slaughtered in WW II and I think about how ruthless they were to the Russian and also on the western fronts to all the territory that the Germans occupied. Then today how ISIS has tortured and raped and executed so many Christians in Syria and I can’t stop crying as I see it coming to my people in North America, Britain and Australia.
And I think of Aikes words how Manila was good and Mindanao was even hungrier for these teaching because of the recent war and the recent typhoons. And Aike saying over and over this is really happening. the people are really excited and coming out and his phone never stops ringing. And I cry all the more for my people who have no idea what is coming to them and how hard it is going to be for them in these disasters and wars that being sent by Yehovah. They have zero interest to learn about Him.
Aike came for me about 7 AM. The van was packed with the things Aike was going to pass out at the 700 Club. Melynda, Corette and Florence were packed into the back with young Moshe and I was in the front with Aike and we were off to the 700 Club. The van was electric with anticipation of me going to speak on National TV and to all of Asia. The ladies were all talking and laughing. Aike was telling me the key things to say about the Senate Bill and SOGI.
I was kind of oblivious to them all. I was still sombre from the thoughts of my prayers this morning and collecting my thoughts and pondering my notes. It was this prayer this day that would direct the things I was to now say from this point on.
We arrived and were met by Peter Kuirus and his wife Christine.
Last Sukkot I was giving a tour of Joshua’s Altar and a group had asked if they could join us on this tour. I had no idea who they were except that they were from Asia.
In that group was one Katherine Inocencio (Katah) the Executive Producer from the 700 CLub Asia who had hosted me in 2015. I sort of recognized her but it was Corette who was also on this same tour with us who told me who she was.
Kata would tell Peter this morning about this tour that she had with me and just how moving it was.
We were doing the tour and I was rushing everyone to hurry at each bathroom break. We were looking at each of the Giant Footprints where Israel had put up the Altar after they crossed the Joran river. I was very kine on this tour to see it all.
By the time we were to be at the marshalling area, we were too late. We had lost to much time at each stop. Our tour guide told us the military convoy had left without us and we would not be allowed to go in. I begged him to just keep going and see what would happen when we got there. Kata was sitting right there and was able to hear all the goings on.
The Tour guide was convinced we could not get in so he turned the bus around and we headed to something he thought would placate us after missing the highlight of the tour. I went back to my seat very disappointed. I then returned the money that Kata’s group had paid me as we were not able to deliver the goods.
A few minutes later we got a call that said we might have a 2% chance of getting in. I asked everyone to keep praying. Then we got another call that we might have 54% chance of getting in. So we turned the bus around with great cheers from all onboard. When we arrived at the gate we were told that there was a 98% chance we could go to the Altar. That 2% chance worried me. We drove in and the bus then turned around and drove back out. I asked what’s was wrong. They then turned the bus around again and we were then brought in by the captain of the IDF at this checkpoint.
Then at the Altar, it began to rain. It was cold and I was not dressed for a cold rain. The guide wanted to read the section in the bible about the altar and asked Yehovah for it to stop raining while he read this section. Immediately it stopped raining. And the moment he had finished it started to rain again. This is when we took this picture below. A very special memory. And a little bit later as we walked around the site. Kata gave me a high five signalling that she was getting just how great this day and this place was.
After we got on the bus to leave the cloud came down and was so thick we could not see ten feet in front of the bus. And we all thought of the cloud that came down on Mount Sinai. Again a very special time and Kata was telling Peter all of this as we met.
After we had talked in the office Peter led us up the stairs to the studio. By this time he had heard many titles given to me and wanted to introduce me properly on the show and asked me what title I preferred. I told him I have been called Doctor, evangelist, Pastor Reverend and Prophet. I told Peter the title I prefer is to be called a Servant of Yehovah and he really liked that one ans said it showed my humbled heart in doing what we had to do. And that is how he introduced me for the one-hour teaching I was to do for the people who worked at The 700 Club Asia.
After this presentation, Peter was taken aback and moved by the emotion I had shown and the conviction I had spoken with. He was very moved. And it showed in the interview we then had and after the interview with the prayers, he made for me and the many things he said to me. Peter even gave us a donation to help us further this message which I was not expecting.
We did not have much time to stay and visit after our airing. We had to get over to the Senate as we were to have a study with this group in the Senate.
Upon arrival, Aike dropped us off at the door and the guards told Aike to park his car outside on the street in a certain spot. So he did.
We then were brought inside and went through the security check and then met by Lawrence and I do not recall his last name. We had another lunch and then were escorted down to the office of Eduardo Garvida, the director IV Committee Affairs Bureau. Basically, they prepare all the bills and laws that are approved. At least that is how I understood it. Along with these two gentlemen were three other ladies from the same office. Lawrence apologized that many of the others who would normally be there were away on the Easter Week Recess. I assured him that if there was just one person there and they were interested I would teach the same message.
Both Eduardo and Lawrence told me they were sceptical of the things they heard I was saying. I thought this was perfect. Eduardo was also a Pastor.
So I did not tell them what the scriptures said. I asked Eduardo to read the scriptures and then I asked him what they meant. With each set of scriptures, he deduced which set of Isles was eliminated from what we were being told. First, the Caribean and the British Isles and the Greek Islands were not eligible because they were not east of Jerusalem. Then they concluded that Sri Lanka was not at the corner of the earth nor at the ends of the earth. This left them with the Japanese, Indonesian, Malaysian and Philippine Islands as the only candidates for these prophecies. Then they learned that Joktan was the father of Sheba and Ophir and that his name meant to be short and not highly thought of and one of the cities was called Kedar which means ashy coloured skin.
Both Lawrence and Eduardo were now scratching their heads and rubbing their eyes as they pondered these things. They knew they were being told from the scriptures that it was the Philippines. And they said it not me.
Then I asked them which nation of those remaining nations was Christian? And only one nation was.
As we left Lawrence took us to the Chamber where the Senate meets and we prayed for the Senators and the Bill 6312 which is about them passing the law making the Holy Days of Lev 23 legal statutory Holy Days so everyone could take them off. And for the Senate to turn down the SOGI bills. Then we left.
When we left the building, we walked out front to get the car and head to our next speaking engagement. But the car was missing. It was not there. Aike was checking to see what had happened. He had parked where he was told and there were no signs saying we could not park there.
He checked the local towing company and they had not taken it and he checked the police and they had not ticketed it and had it removed. But they did tell him about this rouge towing company that will just take a car and impound it and you have little recourse than to pay them. Aike called and sure enough, they had taken it. This company had towed his car to the far side of Manila, so they could charge the travel fees and then the storage fees. This company is also connected to one of the City councillors who gets a kickback.
Aike was furious. This was a legalized crime. And after about an hour of phone calls, we had to admit we were defeated and we flagged a taxi to take us to the next venue. Aike and the three ladies in the back as Aike steamed and me with young Moshe on my lap. Moshe fell asleep right away and became a dead weight. The taxi was about an hour drive. And this was still the first day of Unleavened Bread and the Sabbath.
We arrived late to the venue as the sunset. And the host was Pastor Roy Carandang. This was a number of groups coming together to learn what I had to teach. They were collectively known as the lover of Israel and they were very lively. But I was feeling exhausted and keep drinking orange juice to keep my energy up. We wrapped up at 10:30 PM after which Pastor Roy drove us all back to our places over an hour away. I got home close to midnight.
In this next picture, I was asking the audience if they thought they were Israelites. And then I showed them why they did not want to be Israel in these last days. Israel is about to be punished. This was a Messianic crowd and I was busting a few bubbles. But they got the reason why later when I showed them who the Philippines were and what their role in the end times is. Then they got excited.
After I had finished they prayed for me and my wife and family and over Israel who were about to be destroyed. These were very sincere and caring people and they truly moved me.
This is Alberto and Gina who I spoke about last week who are trying to get me with The International Prayer team to share this message. My Message is exactly what they have been praying for. I think it was this couple who have had dreams about ships and there were many of them and they did not know what it was about. I also met many others who have had the same dream about many ships. They got excited when I told them about the Ships of Tarshish.
Tuesday, April 3, 2018
This day was spent resting mostly. Aike had to spend the morning part finding his car and retrieving it. He sent Eliyahu dela Peña to come get me and take me back to MLTC about noon. We hung out around there for the afternoon and then had to catch a flight at 6:25 PM to Davao City in Mindanao.
It was during this time at the airport while we were waiting that I asked Aike if he knew why the Car was towed and why Yehovah had not protected it while we were doing His work? He said he too was thinking about that. I had asked if they were selling the books during the Sabbath at the camp? He said no and Florence had also said they were not to have been selling on the Sabbath. I then showed him how he had the hotel staff serve some of our meals on the Sabbath when they brought out the food. He had not thought of that.
Many of us think that as long as we do not work on the Sabbath that we have met the duty of the Sabbath.
Exodus 20:8-11 “Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days you shall labor, and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the Lord your God. On it you shall not do any work, you, or your son, or your daughter, your male servant, or your female servant, or your livestock, or the sojourner who is within your gates. For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested on the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy.
You are not to have your animals work for you on the Sabbath nor your children nor any servants or even those who do not know the Sabbath, the strangers within your gates. Those within your power of authority.
So you do not hire people to do work for you on the Sabbath. You do not hire people to make your beds on the Sabbath or make your food or hire people to drive you or fly you where you want to go. You do not hire people to serve you food or cook your food on the Sabbath.
Aike then told me a story that Joey had told him about me and Avi in Israel fighting over the keeping of the Sabbath. About going out to a restaurant on the Sabbath. Joey came back and told Aike they really had to up their keeping Holy of the Sabbath. I was honoured to know something I did had influenced Joey and the MLTC group even before I knew them.
I told Avi how after that restaurant episode in Israel, that by breaking the Sabbath we would have bus problems and driver problems and sewage problems and an accident on the bus and people began to get sick. I told Aike we had a huge opportunity here in the Philippines and if we screw this up by not obeying or not setting the example in the leadership that Yehovah would replace us with others. Or the blessings we had about meeting Manny Pacquaio might be taken away and we would not meet him or something else would happen. Aike agreed and said how much he wanted to keep on doing this work for His Kingdom. And he reflected on those things that we may have done that may have brought this on.
There are consequences for our sins. Sometimes we get hit hard for them. Other times blessings that we could have had, are taken away and we never know how close we could have come to that great blessing because it was removed by Yehovah.
As we flew into Davao City there was a huge lightning storm with lightning flashing down to the ground all around us. Once we landed our hosts commented about this flash rain and lightning storm that had just come as we were landing and flooded parts of Davao City. They said it was highly unusual. Brother Earl Yavin was also waiting for us at the airport and was going to join us for this part of our tour. We checked into our room and went out for supper with our hosts. We got home about midnight again. A very nice hotel with a lot of teak wood carvings in the cupboards and furniture.
We added a cot for Earl in our room.
Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Today we had a leisurely morning and breakfast with our hosts. I had heard about this mall that burned after President Dutuerte and His Daughter the Mayor of Davao were getting closer to the LGBT community. They also had two tropical storms come and turn into a typhoon in which over 200 people died in the flooding. At this Mall, about 40 people died and they were on their cell phones calling their parents and friend asking them to send help and how to get out of the mall, because they could not see with all the smoke. The Fire department did not enter the building from what I have been told.
Pastor Lee lost one of his nieces in this fire. it was a very sad story as he relaid it to us over breakfast.
It was just across the street from where we were staying so Earl and I went for a walk to see the devastation.
We checked out of this hotl and we were off to catch a bus to Digos City. It was about a 2 hour ride.
Before we got on the bus, we had to go through a checkpoint set up by the army. They had these most wanted posters up from all the ISIS people that had escaped from the Marawi war. And I have no idea where we are and where we are going. This is why I have included the maps in this report so I and you can know. In the map to Cagayan de Oro coming up you will see where Marawi is in relation to where we are travelling.
I have taken a lot of pictures along the way and you can see them on our photo album at the facebook sightedmoon.com page.
Here is one of the interviews on the bus as Aike analyzes our mission here.
We had some time after arriving for a quick lunch at the bus station.
Upon arriving in Digos City our host, Pastor Mark sent someone to come and pick us up. I am looking at Aike and wonder how in the world I am going to get into this let alone all three of us and our luggage. But they do get me in. Getting out is for later. But for now, I am in.
But this was not too bad some people ride what is called halal halal. I did not have to do this one. At least not yet.
Three of us in this one room. Many do not realize the things we do to get this work done. We do not live like kings and this is about when Earl realized that. Aike and I shared the bed and Earl had the mattress that went on the floor where Aike is presently standing. I am not complaining. Not at all. But I do want you all to know that we accept what is offered to us and make the best of each situation. Earl also said how hard we work to travel to these places and then do our presentations and answer questions and take pictures and Earl also saw just how draining that was on us. So I was glad to have Earl along to see these things and I thank him for his note he wrote above at the start of this diary.
We still had that suitcase we have been dragging from Toronto with books and DVD’s that I have wanted to get rid of and this was the place Aike was going to get rid of them.
After we got settled in for a few moments then Pastor Mark our host comes and we have to go to the local radio station and do a one-hour live show that is broadcast on Facebook live. It was during this one-hour discussion that I saw Pastor Mark change. He had a light bulb moment. And he went from a so-so attitude to one where he sat up with pride because he now knew we were not talking religion but we were talking about him and the Filipino people and his very own family. This is when he began to get very excited and opened up and began to talk to me about many things.
I have come to love many in the Philippines. But Pastor Mark Yu in his humbleness and meekness is one I have come to love the most. He got it and he has no resources to go forward except his own mouth and studies. This radio show was a big changer for Pastor Mark.
After this, we went back to check the set up of the venue and then Pastor Mark took us to his place to meet his wife Yu Novie and his family and those who left the Southern Baptist Church to now begin to follow Torah and the Sabbath and the Holy Days. This is all brand new to them having only left about a month ago. This was also their first attempt at making unleavened Bread and they were keen on my trying it. It was thick and flat but man oh man was it good. Nothing like the cardboard stuff many of us have eaten for years. I could not stop eating it and they made so much of it that it fed everyone at the conference and then the next day when we went to the beach.
The white blanket hanging to the right is where the baby is sleeping and swung when he wakes up. Again I really enjoyed being with this family and talking to them the amount of time I did. These are those Yehovah is calling to be Priests in His Kingdom. Humble servants who have no airs about them. The children come to you and greet you and take your hand and place it up to their forehead as if to be blessed by you. It is also a great sign of respect and I had many an adult do this as well. Take my hand and bring it to their forehead. Deeply respectful people.
This was the poster they used and was outside the venue to attract people to come in.
As we prepared for bed I realized I had forgotten the two Barongs which are the Official Philippines dress shirts that I have been wearing. They were left in the closet in Davao City. Aike made a call and Pastor Lee and Pastor Johanan picked them up and brought them down to us to have before the meeting began the next day. They truly went out of their way to help us not in this one instant but for the entire time, we have been here.
Thursday, April 5, 2018
We spoke all day today and shared the exciting news for the Philippines. Aike actually gave me a 96% on my presentation. But I think I had some help in that area because as I spoke and delivered the warning about the curses, the earth shook and the lights and the camera and projector were all shaking. I thought it was the air conditioner blowing on them making them sway back and forth. We have not yet got the footage of this event but will post it when we do get it. It was a 6.1 earthquake that Yehovah had sent at this time.
Here is what Aike wrote about this event.
MINDANAO PROPHETIC CONFERENCE WITH Joseph Dumond of www.sigthedmoon.com was a success. JOSEPH SPOKE THIS MORNING ABOUT THE WARNING THAT IS TO COME, LITERALLY THERE WAS A 6.0 MAGNITUDE EARTHQUAKE AT DIGOS DAVAO DEL SUR. WHERE WE ARE AT. WOW. YEHOVAH IS CONFIRMING THIS END TIME MESSAGE. HALLELUYAH !
Pastor Lee and Brother Aike and Pastor Mark and Myself.
Friday, April 6, 2018
This morning we had to be up early in order for Pastor Mark to take us to the ocean for a swim. Pastor Mark has two modes of transportation. One is the yellow Tryc and the toher is the scooter. Aike wanted to head out on the scooter. I was not sure it could take us both.
Because we are heading back this afternoon to Davao we literally were heading to the ocean at the crack of dawn.
Marks family would join us later and brought us so much food to eat on this day. Again the unleavened bread was awesome.
I also came across the vendor selling pearls. So I bought my wife and daughter and daughter in law some pearl bracelets at this time.
After lunch, we were back on the bus heading back to Davao. We checked back into the hotel across the street from where we had stayed the last time. Sabbath was coming on and I had no idea what was in store for this weekend. After all, we had a double Sabbath with the weekly Sabbath and the 7th day of Unleavened Bread on Sunday. So I wanted to get some food and have it on hand to munch on so that we would not have to go out to eat. We did that and we were in the room just before sunset. I was at ease.
I saw a sign that there was a Church of God group keeping the Feast at this same hotel this weekend. So I left a note for the Pastor to contact me when he got in. About 9:30 that night I got a knock on the door and he had come to see who I was. We had a great talk and found a great deal of common ground and history. He has been in the World Wide Church of God since about the same time as I was. Now he was in charge of this off shout group.
I will be sending him the books and the teachings that I have been sharing here this week to him once I get home.
Saturday, April 7, 2018
The Sabbath and I was ready, way before Aike and Earl, so I walked over to the school we were going to be teaching in and began to meet the people coming in. It was an awesome day and I was relishing the success of this entire week. We were near the end of our time here and I just wanted to thank Yehovah for the blessings of meeting and seeing these people and their hearts that are for him. It was an honour for me. After we had completed they asked me to bless them so I did so Aaronic blessing for them.
Afterwards, two pastors came up to me and said I was Jewish. I said no I was not and asked them why they would say I was. They said because I always talked about Yehovah and never once spoke about Jesus. But the whole presentation was about Isaiah and who the Philippines people are. They were rejecting all I had said because I had not mentioned the name, Jesus. I am sure I did say Yehshua a couple of times, but still, they left having not heard anything.
I would relate this to Nehemia Gordon much later, who then responded with the funniest line I have ever heard. I hope he does not mind me quoting him. He then gave me one of the greatest comments. Those of you who do not know Nehemia, he is Jewish.
Are you saying I talk more about Yeshua than you do? Lol!
You are a tzadik! Keep doing what you are doing!
In the picture below Aike asked the blessing on the Bread, Unleavened Bread from Digos City and on the wine in Hebrew for the audience.
In this picture are many people who I would now call the Saints of Yehovah. Earl is in the red shirt. But there was this guy who asked a question about the Jubilee years at the start of the presentation and he kept saying Jolibee. He had the crowd laughing and I did not even try to tell that joke. So I picked on him and teased him the rest of the day. And he was a great sport about it. I got him to read the scriptures in Pinoy so they could understand. I asked him to reason out what they were saying and come to a conclusion. His name is Dennis and he is the third person from the left in the striped shirt. He is a missionary somewhere here and he got the message and believed it. Keep him in your prayers.
As I was talking in the afternoon, I see some people walking in the back and they are bringing in my suitcases. As I am talking I am wondering what is going on and did they get all my stuff as I had not packed and left things all around the room. I thought we were in the hotel until Sunday night. It is the Sabbath and the Last day of Unleavened Bread is about to begin. What is going on? We are in the Philippines and things change here all the time real fast.
Our Hosts were and are brand new to this way of life of obeying the Torah and they wanted to bless us. They had booked us a room at the Marco Polo Hotel for the night. I was being told this as we ate the leftover food from yesterday this evening. So they knew not to cook on the Sabbath and they were not going out so this was all great. The Marco Polo is an extremely plush Hotel. Pastor Lee dropped us off there and once we walked in they have many people rushing to grab our bags and take them to the room. And they will not let go of the bags. Then after some confusion at the front desk, we learned that the rooms were in my name and I had to sign in for them. They were already paid for and everything included. The problem was I could not have someone serve me or cook for me on the Sabbath so we did not take part in the breakfast. I was already troubled about using the front desk and having to sign in and the men taking our bags.
But these people had gone over and above to bless us with the nicest room they could get for us. I had a big bed and Aike had a big bed and Earl had a big Cot and we had lots of room and it was very nice. We had a great night sleep. We had a bathroom that was huge. Some of the places we have been in are so small that you have to sit on the toilet sideways in order to do your business. This was a very nice hotel.
Sunday, April 8, 2018
Sunday morning and we are munching on the food I had bought and the leftovers from the night before. We were all doing our emails and studies and relaxing. It was the High Holy Day. The 7th day of Unleavened Bread and Aike had nothing booked for me to speak at.
We got a phone call and they asked if we would like to go to the beach. Sounds innocent enough. So we sepnt the day with Pastor Lee and his family at the beach.
We left near the end of the Sabbath and they drove us to the bus depot. By the time we got there, the sun was set and darkness was upon us. Aike jumped out to see if we could find a quicker ride. We had about a 10-hour bus ride or so we were told. It was now 7 PM. He found a small van that was going and they told Aike we could be there in about 4 hours with them. So they grabbed our luggage and we began to follow them through the back alleyways and across the lots and through the dump to this van. We put our bags in and then they disappeared. Earl and I sat in the van and asked what was going on. They had left to go and get 7 more passengers to fill up the van. Earl and I could not sit straight and we were taking up two seats just to fit. If they got 7 more people it was going to be very tight. Aike left to go and check something. Earl and I were there in the dark away from the crowd and I was a bit uneasy.
Aike said they lied to him. It was going to take them the same time as the bus and these seats would not be good to sleep in so we grabbed our stuff and back through the alleyways to the bus station. Bought our tickets and had reclining seats and TV and wifi. This was a good call on Aike’s part. We would arrive at our final destination of Cagayan de Oro by 2:30 AM
Emails sent and updates are done I went to sleep.
Monday, April 9, 2018
It is now 2:30 AM and we have taken a taxi to the Pearl mount hotel. Check out the pictures. Bishop Hernando Bruce got out of bed at that time and came down to greet us and to make sure we got our rooms with no problems. I thought that was very kind of him.
There were supposed to be about 500 Pastors graduating from this college today and I had to get up and be ready for 8 AM.
After all the Graduates had walked down the procession and then the Bishops and the Doctorates and all the other officials, then bishop Bruce took me and walked with me down the aisle to the front.
Bishop Bruce told me he wanted me to talk for 2 hours. The Vice President said he thought I should speak for between 1/2 hour and 1 hour. So I tried to shorten it down to that time and convey to them the vision Yehovah has for them.
It should become obvious that Manny Pacquiao was not the other speaker and did not meet me nor hear the message I had to share. I was seated next to the Sultan Muhammad Issa Arcega who was given the floor after I spoke and he said that Jesus and Mohammad were the same or equal and that Allah was God of both. He then encouraged them to join the Muslim faith. He spoke in Pinoy so I did not know what he had said until Aike filled me in.
We were here all day with all the commencement ceremonies that took place this day.
Atty. James Dennis Gumpal was the other speaker and he joined me on the way back to Manila. I had the time and he wanted to learn about the Daniel 9 Prophecy which I shared with him while we waited for the plane.
By the time I got to Manila, it was midnight. And Rob Navarro had booked me a room near the hotel and picked me up and took me there. We talked until 4 AM and it was very nice to share with him all that had gone on and to answer his questions. I then went up to the room and showered and then got ready to leave for my flight back home. There was not the time to sleep on the bed. I had to stop over in Tokyo and with a 4-hour layover and then a 12-hour flight to Toronto.
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
I had a 4-hour layover in Tokyo and had to stay close to the phone charger. I did learn how to use chopsticks to eat rice. I have shared all of this with all of you so that you can understand all that goes into one of these speaking tours. I have not shown you the months of study and note preparations. But I have shown you the long hours and the situations that we find ourselves in as we go forward. Some are awesome and others not so good. But the main things is we keep going forward. Keep doing the job we have to do. And pray that others will join us and go forward with us.
Pray for the Philippines. They are brand new to much of this way of living. They are eager and excited and untested. They have few that are able to teach and need so many more. Pray for them. And pray for others in these other countries that are asking for help. We are not perfect, but we all strive for perfection.
Yehovah bless each of you and keep you. Shalom