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Joseph F. Dumond

Joe Started Sightedmoon in 2005 to assist him in spreading his understanding of the Sabbatical and Jubilee Years according to Torah.
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News Letter 5849-025
24th day of the 5th month 5849 years after the creation of Adam
The 5th Month in the Fourth year of the third Sabbatical Cycle
The Third Sabbatical Cycle of the 119th Jubilee Cycle
The Sabbatical Cycle of Earthquakes Famines, and Pestilences

 

August 3, 2013

 

Shabbat Shalom to Brethren,

We now have one and half months until Sukkot. Have you made you plans yet? Yehovah has commanded you to keep this feast each year. This is the only Faith in which you are commanded to have an 8 day holiday.

Lev 23:39 Also in the fifteenth day of the seventh month, when you have gathered in the fruit of the land, you shall keep a feast to Jehovah seven days. On the first day shall be a sabbath, and on the eighth day shall be a sabbath. 40 And you shall take the fruit of majestic trees for yourselves on the first day, branches of palm trees, and the boughs of thick trees, and willows of the valley. And you shall rejoice before Jehovah your God seven days. 41 And you shall keep it a feast to Jehovah seven days in the year. It shall be a statute forever in your generations. You shall keep it in the seventh month. 42 You shall live in booths seven days. All that are born Israelites shall live in booths, 43 so that your generations may know that I made the sons of Israel live in booths when I brought them out of the land of Egypt. I am Jehovah your God.

This fall I will be speaking for all 8 days during Sukkot in Tennessee. I will be explaining the Sabbatical and Jubilee years cycles and how they are found and are in fact key to understanding prophecy. If you do not know about the weekly Sabbath or the Annual Holy Days or about the Sabbatical Years then you cannot understand prophecy and you are guessing at best.

Those people, who do not keep these days or sacred appointments with Yehovah, do not know what prophecy is telling them and yet you want them to teach you. You are following people who do not know their bibles. Yes they can quote every scripture and verse, but they do not KNOW what it means.

Mat 15:13 But He answered and said, Every plant which My heavenly Father has not planted shall be rooted up. 14 Let them alone. They are blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.

Come out to Tennessee and hear what I have to say. Compare it with what you think you know, then decide.

But in case this is not enough for you, then we have just added Lucinda Gibbs Robinson author of Natural Herbal Therapy, which you can order at http://www.amazon.com/Natural-Herbal-Therapy-Lucinda-Robinson/dp/1460951131/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1375326251&sr=8-2&keywords=Lucinda+Gibbs+Robinson

Lucinda will be giving two teachings on cleansing yourself of parasites.

On top of this there is a planned Chili cook off and many other impromptu teachings planned. Not sure if we can get them all in, but they are planned.

Go to our Feast web site at http://poasukkot2013.weebly.com and then book your lodging. Look forward to seeing you there. We will be videotaping all of these to be shared later on.

This week I was sent an article by someone who has seen something most have missed in the peace negotiations between Israel and the PLO and the USA. Something that is very important to be aware of.

Before you read the two article next let me share with you what an Itfar meal is. This is from Wikipedia.

Iftar (Arabic: ?????? if??r “breakfast”), refers to the evening meal when Muslims break their fast during the Islamic month of Ramadan.
Iftar is one of the religious observances of Ramadan and is often done as a community, with people gathering to break their fast together. Iftar is taken right after Maghrib time, which is around sunset. Traditionally but not mandatory, three dates are eaten to break the fast in emulation of the Prophet Muhammad, who broke his fast in this manner. Many Muslims believe that feeding someone iftar as a form of charity is very rewarding and that such was practised by the Prophet Muhammad.

AH Qasmi provides this information for breaking the fast to say this prayer at the time of Iftar:[citation needed]
“Oh Allah! it is for thee that I observe fast and it is with Thine blessing that I break it.”

As you read the next two articles remember that prayer that was said before the meal and to WHOM the prayer is offered.
http://blog.beastwatchnews.com/2013/08/01/the-special-importance-of-the-iftar-meal-in-the-peace-process/
And at
http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/1.538651

I have a couple of emails I would like to share.

Hello again Brother Joseph.
What a testimony you have given regarding the influence of lust and porn in our world!!!
I too have struggled with this thorn in my flesh for many years. The moment you let your guard down, it creeps quickly back into your life. I grew up in a blue-collar neighbourhood, in a European family, where males were kings and women were second class. That old mind-set has haunted me my whole life and I still catch myself rating women that I see. Lots of negative influences and poor role models in my youth have helped keep this problem alive. It is basically a daily struggle to keep control of your mind. My father was a man that could not control his addictions and it wreck their marriage, his health and hurt the family. I very easily could have been just like him had it not been for my calling. My personality has been rewritten over the past 25 years by His Spirit. The old self didn’t go easily and still pops up now and again if I allow it. Thank you for letting me know that I’m not the only one that has struggled with this curse. Your words were edifying and your warning was received loud and clear. May Yah bless us both in overcoming all things so that He may be first in our lives.
Take care Brother!

Brethren and to those others who are called and struggle with this disease, you are not alone nor left on your own. The Curse of Balaam has been placed on us by Satan using sex to lure us away from Yehovah and to then be cursed by Him. But just as Pheneas stood up and did something about the evil taking place right in front of them, in order to stop the curse, so have we men stood up and are in the process of shoving a spear through this evil. It is not easy and it is not simple, but you must stand up and shove this spear in and kill this disease. If you need help then write me. The greatest power Satan has over you, a man, is to have you keep this thing a secret. You are going to need an accountability partner. Some one who can check you out at any time to see if your keeping your word and someone to talk about the struggle you as a believer deal with each and every day.

Good morning Joseph,
It is totally frustrating and sad but you are sooo right in warning us about the future! In the DW German News of this morning I had to hear that Pakistanies forced a high number of English girls into prostitution. The youngest was just 12 years old. And it is not yet war in London! They are looking for them in cafés or shops or on streets, give them sweets, then offer drinks and drugs. After that they belong to them. To a mother who was searching for her daughter these men said: They are just trash! It is heart breaking!

England wants to deal now with this problem. How will they do it? As more and more Moslems are coming into our countries.

Be blessed!

The war of religion has been ongoing and many of you had no idea. There are casualties and victims and you all need to wake up and become active in the fight against it or your family will also be hurt.

We have been sharing with you over the past couple of months some very depressing articles about the end times. Agenda 21 and the UN Charter of the Environment and Human rights. This was the act by which Balaam has undermined the Israelite nations by having them stoop down to the level of Gay Rights movement and the free sex age, which we are now in. This now then, just as it did with the Moabite women, would and will bring on us the curse from Yehovah Himself.

We also have been showing you how the Islamic faith is conquering the world for the next caliphate and many are trying to mix this with their own faith like chrislam. And last week we showed you how the booty of the victors will be our women as sex slaves to them.

Some wrote in to say I was nuts and a mad man. They could be right. But then on Sunday the following article appeared online from June 7, 2013 in the British News papers. I was and I am spot on once again. Now consider the news and what this faith wants to do with the victims of war. You all need to read this article. It is astounding.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2000292/Men-allowed-sex-slaves-female-prisoners-job–WOMAN-politician-Kuwait.html

Men should be allowed sex slaves and female prisoners could do the job – and all this from a WOMAN politician from Kuwait
By DAILY MAIL REPORTER?UPDATED: 15:38 GMT, 7 June 2011

A Kuwaiti woman who once ran for parliament has called for sex slavery to be legalised – and suggested that non-Muslim prisoners from war-torn countries would make suitable concubines.

Salwa al Mutairi argued buying a sex-slave would protect decent, devout and ‘virile’ Kuwaiti men from adultery because buying an imported sex partner would be tantamount to marriage.

And she even had an idea of where to ‘purchase’ these sex-salves – browsing through female prisoners of war in other countries.

The political activist and TV host even suggested that it would be a better life for women in warring countries as the might die of starvation.

Mutairi claimed: ‘There was no shame in it and it is not haram’ (forbidden) under Islamic Sharia law.’

She gave the example of Haroun al-Rashid, an 8th century Muslim leader who ruled over an area covered by modern-day Iran, Iraq and Syria and was rumoured to have 2,000 concubines.

Mutairi recommended that offices could be opened to run the sex trade in the same way that recruitment agencies provide housemaids.

She suggested shopping for prisoners of war so as to protect Kuwaiti men from being tempted to commit adultery or being seduced by other women’s beauty.
‘For example, in the Chechnyan war, surely there are female Russian captives,’ she said.

‘So go and buy those and sell them here in Kuwait. Better than to have our men engage in forbidden sexual relations.’

Her unbelievable argument for her plan was that ‘captives’ might ‘just die of hunger over there’.

She insisted, ‘I don’t see any problem in this, no problem at all’.
In an attempt to consider the woman’s feelings in the arrangement, Mutari conceded that the enslaved women, however, should be at least 15.

Mutairi said free women must be married with a contract but with concubines ‘the man just buys her and that’s it. That’s enough to serve as marriage.’

Her remarks, made in a video posted on YouTube last month and carried by newspapers in the Gulf states in recent days, have sparked outrage in cyber-space from fellow Kuwaitis and others in the wider region.

‘Wonder how Salwa al Mutairi would’ve felt if during the occupation (of Kuwait) by Iraqi forces, she was sold as ‘war booty’ as she advocates for Chechen women,’ tweeted Mona Eltahawy.

Another tweeter, Shireen Qudosi, told Mutairi ‘you’re a disgrace to women everywhere’.

For Muna Khan, an editor at the Saudi-owned Al Arabiya television station, the ‘icing on the cake’ of Mutairi’s ‘preposterous views’ was her assertion that her suggestions do not conflict with the tenets of Islam.

Mutairi said that during a recent visit to Mecca, she asked Saudi muftis – Muslim religious scholars – what the Islamic ruling was on owning sex slaves. They are said to have told her that it is not haram.

The ruling was confirmed by ‘specialized people of the faith’ in Kuwait, she claimed.

‘They said, that’s right, the only solution for a decent man who has the means, who is overpowered by desire and who does not want to commit fornication, is to acquire jawari.’ Jawari is the plural of the Arabic term jariya, meaning ‘concubine’ or ‘sex slave’.

One Saudi mufti supposedly told Mutairi: ‘The context must be that of a Muslim nation conquering a non-Muslim nation, so these jawari have to be prisoners of war.’

Concubines, she argued, would suit Muslim men who fear being ‘seduced or tempted into immoral behaviour by the beauty of their female servants’.

You all must know by now that those things that people like Joel Osteen and Oprah Winfrey teach on peace and prosperity are not what is coming. That is to state it and then claim it.

http://www.svchapel.org/resources/articles/22-contemporary-issues/620-joel-osteen-and-the-prosperity-gospel

Such rhetoric should sound familiar to anyone even faintly aware of the Word of Faith Movement, often termed “the prosperity gospel.” This group has been infiltrating evangelicalism for decades and is now the fastest growing segment of Christianity in the world. Some have estimated that up to 90 percent of those claiming to be Christians in Africa are of the prosperity gospel variety.

Well-known personalities within the movement include Kenneth Hagin (deceased), Kenneth Copeland, Robert Tilton, Paul Yonggi Cho, Benny Hinn, Marilyn Hickey, Frederick Price, John Avanzini, Charles Capps, Jerry Savelle, Morris Cerullo, Joyce Meyer and Paul and Jan Crouch.
As implied by the title “Word of Faith,” the supporters of this movement believe that faith works like a mighty power or force. Through faith we can obtain anything we want — health, wealth, success, or whatever we please. However, this force is released only through the spoken word. As we speak words of faith, power is discharged to accomplish our desires.

Many of you brethren subscribe to these lies these people teach and just like chrislam (mixing Christianity in with Islam) you mix these false teachings in with the truth of the Torah. And you do this as do they, all at the expense of the truth.

We have been showing you the current situation of the world scene as it is right now. From the UN creating laws that only the western nations adhere to. These are human rights for those the bible clearly says are sinning by keeping the gay and lesbian lifestyle. This is all covered up by saving the environment and now we have gay marriages taking place across our nations. But not in the Muslim nations. Hmmmm.

We have shown you what Yehovah has promised is going to come to those who do not keep the Sabbath, or the Holy Days or the Sabbatical years. These are those things that MARK us as belonging to Yehovah. They are His mark on us. Satan’s mark is Sunday worship or Friday and all the other holidays we now have like Christmas and Easter and Halloween.

Prosperity is not promised to those who will not keep the appointed time with the creator of the universe. Even though the sinners prosper does not mean they are good. Nor does it mean you are good if you are prospering.

The Nation of Israel was blessed not because they were good, no they were blessed because Yehovah had made a promise to Abraham that they would be and He had to keep that promise which He now has done. Israel did not “name it and claim it”.

Yehovah has sent fishers of men to you who have patiently shown you the Torah in order to persuade you to come back and keep it with Yehovah.

But you would not listen and you would not turn back. Instead you mocked and belittled those He sent you and you then killed them.

Yehshua said this to you.

Mat 22:1 And Jesus answered and spoke to them again by parables, and said, 2 The kingdom of Heaven is like a certain king who made a marriage for his son. 3 And he sent out his servants to call those who were invited to the wedding; and they would not come. 4 Again he sent out other servants, saying, Tell those who are invited, Behold, I have prepared my dinner; my oxen and fatlings are killed, and all things are ready. Come to the marriage. 5 But not caring, they went their ways, one to his field, another to his trading. 6 And the rest took his servants and treated them spitefully, and killed them.

We have shown you how the Muslim faith comes in the beginning as a small group and are “the religion of peace” when they are the minority. And as they grow and become the majority they then begin to force and subjugate their host nation until they have conquered it. And once they do that then how they enslave the female who are not muslim.

No this is not what they are teaching you, those who promote the prosperity lie to you.

Read the rest of Matthew 22 now.

Mat 22:7 But when the king heard, he was angry. And he sent out his armies and destroyed those murderers, and burned up their city. 8 Then he said to his servants, The wedding is ready, but they who were invited were not worthy. 9 Therefore go into the exits of the highways, and as many as you shall find, invite them to the marriage.

The King is Yehovah and the wedding is the one you are invited to with our Groom the Messiah. The army that Yehovah is sending according to the Sabbatical and Jubilee cycles comes in the cycle of war which is the 4th curse and it begins in 2017 and goes for 7 years until 2023 the Sabbatical year that come after 2016.

That Army is made up of the Muslim hoards and they will be united with or directed by the Iron fist of Assyria who are the German people today. This is the toes of iron and clay. Arab means mixture which is what the iron is with the clay.

WAR IS COMING!!! And it is Yehovah that is sending it to you Israel, to you the USA and UK and Canada and Australia and New Zealand; because you would not come back to keeping the Torah at the request of those fishers of men. So now the hunters gather and the hunters cometh and you will be the prey and you will be the victim.

The reason the hunters come is the same as the reason the fishers of men were sent. So that you would turn back to Yehovah and keep the Torah. You refused the Fishermen and now the hunters will treat you so bad that you will beg for Yehovah to come and help and He will not hear you until you repent, which means you must begin to keep Torah and mean it.

Deuteronomy 30:1-3 “And it shall be, when all these words come upon you, the blessing and the curse which I have set before you, and you shall bring them back to your heart among all the gentiles where ????your Elohim drives you, 2 and shall turn back to ????your Elohim and obey His voice, according to all that I command you today, with all your heart and with all your being, you and your children, 3 then ????your Elohim shall turn back your captivity, and shall have compassion on you, and He shall turn back and gather you from all the peoples where ???? your Elohim has scattered you.

Please now go and read the Hunters Cometh at “The Fishers & Hunters Cometh

THE HUNTERS AND THE FISHERS Jeremiah 16:16:
“Behold I will send for many fishers, saith Yahweh, and they shall fish them; and after will I send for many hunters, and they shall hunt them from every mountain, and from every hill, and out of the holes of the rocks.”

Matthew 4:19:
“And he said unto them, Follow me and I will make you fishers of men.”

At this juncture, we can no longer say no one ever told us who the “hunters” are, or the people for whom they were “hunting”! As a matter of fact, our Redeemer made it quite clear who the people were to whom He was sent when He instructed His disciples, Matthew 10:5-6:
“5 These twelve Yahshua sent forth, and commanded them, saying, Go not into the way of the Gentiles (heathen), and into any city of the Samaritans enter ye not: 6 But go rather to the lost sheep of the HOUSE of Israel.”

This passage is reinforced by Yahshua the Messiah Himself when He said, Matthew 15:24:
“… I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel.”

This coincides perfectly with Amos 3:2 where Yahweh speaks of Israel:
“You only (Israel) have I known of all the families of the earth …”

These passages also in accord with Deuteronomy 7:6 where it states:
“For thou art an holy (set apart) people unto Yahweh thy Mighty One: Yahweh thy Mighty One hath chosen thee to be a special people unto himself, above all people that are upon the face of the earth.”

This is the same idea brought forth in, and conveys the same meaning as 1st Peter 2:9 which says:
“But ye are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar (set apart) people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light.” (Check Exodus 19:5-6)

The same concept is expressed in Psalm 147:19-20:
“19 He sheweth his word unto Jacob, his statutes and his judgments unto Israel. 20 He hath not dealt so with any nation: and as for his judgments, they (the non-Israelites) have not known them.”

Again, the same thought is advanced in Deuteronomy 14:2, which says:
“For thou art a people set apart unto Yahweh thy Mighty One, and Yahweh hath chosen thee to be a peculiar people unto himself, above all the (other) nations that are upon the earth.”

For another rendering of the same basic precept, Isaiah 41:8 says the following:
“But thou Israel, art my servant, Jacob whom I have chosen, the seed of Abraham my friend.”

You Israel are a chosen race, chosen by Yehovah to be His own.

For this phase of the article, I will quote from Howard Rand’s Study in Jeremiah; pages 81-82 entitled “Fishers And Hunters” (I will use Yahweh (Tetragrammaton) instead of God):

“Yahweh sets forth the method by which He will bring Israel back to Himself. This is a most important prophecy for in sending for fishers and hunters the way in which Israel is to be awakened to spiritual values and to the need of obeying His Covenant is revealed to Jeremiah:
“Behold, I will send for many fishers, saith Yahweh, and they shall fish them; and after will I send for many hunters, and they shall hunt them from every mountain, and from every hill, and out of the holes of the rocks. (Jeremiah 16:16)

“Who are these fishers and hunters and what is the particular task each is to perform in the respective fishing and hunting periods? The sending of these two groups designated as fishers and hunters indicates that there are two entirely different methods by which an appeal would be made to Israel. A fisherman patiently waits as he undertakes to snare the fish in a net or catch it on a line, but the hunter tramps through the woods and over the hills and mountains exerting energy and strength as he travels in search of his especially selected prey. Actually Jeremiah prophetically referred to the two distinct phases of the Gospel in their respective appeals to Israel for the purpose of bringing them back to covenant relationship with Yahweh. The first would require fishers and the period of their fishing is clearly defined by the events of the Gospel Age. The second would require hunters and the period of their activity would be at the end of the Gospel Age. This is demonstrated by the activities of those who have sought to establish the identity of Israel in these last days, hunting out the evidence and tracing Israel from Palestine, throughout her years of wanderings, to the present time. History reveals how faithfully the predicted fishing and hunting missions have been carried out by those chosen of Yahweh for each purpose.”

1Sa 13:6 When the men of Israel saw that they were in danger (for the people were distressed), then the people hid in caves, in thickets, in rocks, in holes, and in pits.

1Sa 14:11 So both of them showed themselves to the garrison of the Philistines. And the Philistines said, “Look, the Hebrews are coming out of the holes where they have hidden.”

Isa 2:19 They shall go into the holes of the rocks, And into the caves of the earth, From the terror of Yahweh And the glory of His majesty, When He arises to shake the earth mightily.

Isa 42:22 But this is a people robbed and plundered; All of them are snared in holes, And they are hidden in prison houses; They are for prey, and no one delivers; For plunder, and no one says, “Restore!”

From these scriptures above you can see that it is Israel who is hiding in the holes of the earth. And it is from there that they are snared or captured and placed in prisons. We are the prey that these others seek with no one to rescue us.

As we have read in Jeremiah Yahweh has for thousands of years sent men to teach us the truths of scriptures. We all had a choice as to whether or not we would act on those things we heard. Now as we approach the end of this age, which you can see in the Sabbatical and Jubilee Charts and you can buy at https://sightedmoon.com/sightedmoon_2015/?page_id=509 or you can order the book The Prophecies of Abraham at https://sightedmoon.com/sightedmoon_2015/?page_id=601 to learn these things in depth.

As we are now in the end of this age, Yahweh is about to unleash the Hunters who will hunt us, Israel, out from where ever we are hiding. The Sabbatical Cycle for the sword which is war is just 7 years away from us. Just seven years.

Jer 16:16 “Behold, I will send for many fishermen,” says the Lord, “and they shall fish them; and afterward I will send for many hunters, and they shall hunt them from every mountain and every hill, and out of the holes of the rocks.

So it behoves us to know who are the hunters, now that we know we are the hunted.?Ge 10:9 He was a mighty hunter before Yahweh; therefore it is said, “Like Nimrod the mighty hunter before Yahweh.”?We are also told of another hunter in, Ge 25:27 So the boys grew. And Esau was a skillful hunter, a man of the field; but Jacob was a mild man, dwelling in tents.

Right here in Genesis you are being told who the King of the North is and who the King of the South is. They are Nimrod and Esau. If you go to this URL you will see the News Letters from the very first year of this web site where you can scroll down to each of the following articles and study this in more detail.

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News Letter 5843-047 2025 The King of The South
News Letter 5843-048 2020 The King of the North. Who is He? Daniel 11
News Letter 5843-049 2154 The Whore and The Beast
News Letter 5843-050 2290 The Seven Resurrections of The Fourth Empire
News Letter 5843-051 2369 Germany and Assyria are the Same People
News Letter 5843-052 2441 The Hammer of Thor Which Breaks in Pieces- The Swastika News Letter 5843-053 2455 The King of the North and the South Unified in Satan

Pr 6:5 Deliver yourself like a gazelle from the hand of the hunter, And like a bird from the hand of the fowler.

Deuteronomy 30:1-10 “And it shall be, when all these words come upon you, the blessing and the curse which I have set before you, and you shall bring them back to your heart among all the gentiles where ????your Elohim drives you, 2 and shall turn back to ????your Elohim and obey His voice, according to all that I command you today, with all your heart and with all your being, you and your children, 3 then ????your Elohim shall turn back your captivity, and shall have compassion on you, and He shall turn back and gather you from all the peoples where ???? your Elohim has scattered you. 4 “If any of you are driven out to the farthest parts under the heavens, from there ????your Elohim does gather you, and from there He does take you. 5 “And your Elohim shall bring you to the land which your fathers possessed, and you shall possess???? it. And He shall do good to you, and increase you more than your fathers. 6 “And ????your Elohim shall circumcise your heart and the heart of your seed, to love ????your Elohim with all your heart and with all your being, so that you might live, 7 and ????your Elohim shall put all these curses on your enemies and on those who hate you, who persecuted you. 8 “And you shall turn back and obey the voice of ????and do all His commands which I command you today. 9 “And ????your Elohim shall make you have excess in all the work of your hand, in the fruit of your body, and in the fruit of your livestock, and in the fruit of your ground for good. For ???? turns back to rejoice over you for good as He rejoiced over your fathers, 10 if you obey the voice of ????your Elohim, to guard His commands and His laws which are written in this Book of the Torah, if you turn back to ????your Elohim with all your heart and with all your being.

Before you can come back from Captivity you must first go into captivity and it is the hunters who will gather you up from the rocks and holes in the ground where you hide and they will take you by force, they will lie in wait for you and capture or kill you as they go about gathering you all up. Read carefully the following verses.

Ps 56:6 They gather together, They hide, they mark my steps, When they lie in wait for my life. Ps 59:3 For look, they lie in wait for my life; The mighty gather against me, Not for my transgression nor for my sin, O Yahweh.?Ps 94:21 They gather together against the life of the righteous, And condemn innocent blood.

Isa 11:12 He will set up a banner for the nations, And will assemble the outcasts of Israel, And gather together the dispersed of Judah From the four corners of the earth.

Isa 56:8 Yahweh, who gathers the outcasts of Israel, says, “Yet I will gather to him Others besides those who are gathered to him.”
It will not just be the Israelites who are gathered only but those who are obedient to Torah from other nations as well.

Isa 43:5 Fear not, for I am with you; I will bring your descendants from the east, And gather you from the west;

Jer 23:3 “But I will gather the remnant of My flock out of all countries where I have driven them, and bring them back to their folds; and they shall be fruitful and increase.

Jer 29:14 I will be found by you, says Yahweh, and I will bring you back from your captivity; I will gather you from all the nations and from all the places where I have driven you, says Yahweh, and I will bring you to the place from which I cause you to be carried away captive.

Jer 31:8 Behold, I will bring them from the north country, And gather them from the ends of the earth, Among them the blind and the lame, The woman with child And the one who labors with child, together; A great throng shall return there.

Jer 31:10 “Hear the word of Yahweh, O nations, And declare it in the isles afar off, and say, ‘He who scattered Israel will gather him, And keep him as a shepherd does his flock.’

We have read in recent weeks that the Isles far off are none other than England and the British Isles.
Jer 32:37 Behold, I will gather them out of all countries where I have driven them in My anger, in My fury, and in great wrath; I will bring them back to this place, and I will cause them to dwell safely.

Compare the anger and fury Yahweh speaks of in Lev 26 where He is telling us of the curses He is going to send on us and the order they will come in. After Aviv 2010 we are to begin the third Sabbatical Cycle and the third curse of Pestilence. The fourth curse is the sword when Yahweh sends the hunters in fury. But also take note that in the parable of those who are invited to the wedding that the King which is in fact Yahweh that he sends his armies in fury after those who were invited rejected that invitation by the fishermen and in fact killed those who were sent. This is shown to you in Mathew 22 and we have spoken of it to you a couple of times now in past News Letters.

Eze 22:20 As men gather silver, bronze, iron, lead, and tin into the midst of a furnace, to blow fire on it, to melt it; so I will gather you in My anger and in My fury, and I will leave you there and melt you. 22 Yes, I will gather you and blow on you with the fire of My wrath, and you shall be melted in its midst.

In the days of Nimrod the mighty hunter he had two legs to his dominion. One was under Asshur and the other was under Babylon. After Nimrod fought with Cush, Cush left and took over Egypt.

So we have all three pagan systems coming from Nimrod. ?Asshur was the first to reach out and try to claim world dominion.
But Daniel begins his prophecy after Asshur is gone and Daniel starts with Babylon and the image of gold.

To see the maps and picutres you will have to go to the PDF page.

After Assyria came the Babylonian System.

After the Babylonian Empire came the Greco Macedonian Empire

Then after the Greco Macedonian Empire came the Holy Roman Empire

The Holy Roman Empire has led to the current European Union 2007

You can see how Catholic Europe was a part of this Roman Empire that goes right back to the beginning with Nimrod as the founder.
You can also see that the Macedonian and Medo-Persian Empires as well as the Babylonian Empire are all currently controlled by the Muslim Religion of today.

Just as Nimrod was a mighty Hunter of Men so are all these nations that have come after him. These are the hunters that Jeremiah is referring to.
Re 6:2 And I looked, and behold, a white horse. He who sat on it had a bow; and a crown was given to him, and he went out conquering and to conquer.
This verse is talking about false religion. The white horse is conquering. It is not fishing, it is out there actively hunting with the bow. You will also know that Yahshua is not described with a bow but with a sword that comes from his mouth.

Now when we read Psalm 83 we can know who these hunters are that are being talked about.

1 O Elohim, do not remain silent! Do not be speechless, And do not be still, O ?l! 2 For look, Your enemies make an uproar, And those hating You have lifted up their head. 3 They craftily plot against Your people, And conspire against Your treasured ones. 4 They have said, “Come, And let us wipe them out as a nation, And let the name of Yisra’?l be remembered no more.” 5 For they have conspired together with one heart; They have made a covenant against You – 6 The tents of EdTom and the Yishma??lites, Mo’abT and the HagTarites, 7 GebTal, and Ammon, and Amal?q, Philistia with the inhabitants of Tsor, 8 Ashshur also has joined with them, They have helped the children of Lot. Selah. 9 Do to them as to MidTyan, As to Sisera, As to YabTin at the wadi Qishon, 10 Who perished at ?ndor, Who became as dung for the ground. 11 Make their nobles like Or?bT and like Ze’?bT, And all their princes like ZebTah???? and Tsalmunna, 12 Who have said, “Let us take possession of the pastures of Elohim For ourselves.” 13 O my Elohim, make them as whirling dust, As stubble before the wind! 14 As a fire consumes a forest, And as a flame sets mountains on fire, 15 So pursue them with Your whirlwind, And frighten them with Your storm. 16 Fill their faces with shame, And let them seek Your Name

You have all these Arab nations and one which is not Arab. It is Assyria which is Germany. This is the joining together of the King of the North and the King of the South to destroy Israel for ever. These are the hunters who are coming for you.

But before that time comes we still have the opportunity to fish.

Mt 4:18 And ?????, walking by the Sea of Galil, saw two brothers, Shim?on called K?pha, and Andri his brother, casting a net into the sea, for they were fishermen. 19 And He said to them, “Follow Me, and I shall make you fishers of men.” 20 And immediately they left their nets and followed Him. 21 And going on from there, He saw two other brothers, Ya?aqobT the son of ZabTdai, and Yoh????anan his brother, in the boat with ZabTdai their father, mending their nets. And He called them, 22 and immediately they left the boat and their father, and followed Him. 23 And ?????went about all Galil, teaching in their congregations, and proclaiming the Good News of the reign, and healing every disease and every bodily weakness among the people.

Mr 1:16 16 And walking by the Sea of Galil, He saw Shim?on, and Andri his brother, casting a net into the sea, for they were fishers. 17 And ?????said to them, “Come, follow Me, and I shall make you become fishers of men.” 18 And immediately they left their nets and followed Him. 19 And having gone on a little from there, He saw Ya?aqobT the son of ZabTdai, and Yoh????anan his brother, and they were in the boat mending their nets. 20 And immediately He called them, and leaving their father ZabTdai in the boat with the hired servants, they went after Him.

Lu 5:2 He saw two boats standing by the lake, but the fishermen had gone from them and were washing their nets. 3 And entering into one of the boats, which belonged to Shim?on, He asked him to pull away a little from the land. And He sat down and was teaching the crowds from the boat. 4 And when He ceased speaking, He said to Shim?on, “Pull out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch.” 5 And Shim?on answering, said to Him, “Master, we have toiled all night and caught none, but at Your word I shall let down the net.” 6 And when they did so, they caught a great number of fish, and their net was breaking, 7 and they motioned to their partners in the other boat to come and help them. And they came and filled both the boats, so that they were sinking. 8 And when Shim?on K?pha saw it, he fell down at the knees of ?????, saying, “Depart from me, for I am a man, a sinner, O Master!” 9 For astonishment had seized him and all those with him, at the catch of fish which they took, 10 so too were Ya?aqobT and Yoh????anan, the sons of ZabTdai, who were partners with Shim?on. Then ?????said to Shim?on, “Do not fear, from now on you shall catch men.”

It is the word of Torah that we use to bait our hooks with. This is the bread we use. Again look at the Hunters and know who they are; The King of the North and the King of the South Assyria and the Muslim nations.

La 3:52 Mine enemies chased me sore, like a bird, without cause.

Read carefully what is to happen to you once you’re captured by the Hunters. Pay close attention to verse 10.

Lamentations 4 1 How dim the gold has become, The fine gold changed! The stones of the set- apart place Are scattered at the head of every street. 2 The precious sons of Tsiyon Who were weighed against fine gold, How they have been reckoned as clay pots, The work of the hands of the potter! 3 Even jackals have presented their breasts, They have nursed their young. The daughter of my people has become as cruel, As ostriches in the wilderness. 4 The tongue of the infant has clung To the roof of its mouth for thirst; Children asked for bread, No one breaks it for them. 5 Those who ate delicacies Have been laid waste in the streets; Those who were brought up in scarlet Have embraced dunghills. 6 And the crookedness of the daughter of my people Is greater than the punishment of the sin of SedTom, Which was overthrown in a moment, And no hands were wrung over her! 7 Her Nazirites were brighter than snow And whiter than milk; More ruddy in body than rubies, Their cut like sapphire. 8 Their appearance has become blacker than soot; They have become unrecognised in the streets; Their skin has shrivelled on their bones, It has become dry, it has become as wood. 9 Better off were those pierced by the sword Than those pierced by hunger; For these pine away, Pierced through for lack of the fruits of the field. 10 The hands of the compassionate women Have boiled their own children; They became food for them In the destruction of the daughter of my people.11 ???? has completed His wrath, He has poured out His burning displeasure. And He kindled a fire in Tsiyon, And it consumed her foundations. 12 The sovereigns of the earth did not believe, Nor any of the inhabitants of the world, That an adversary and enemy Would enter the gates of Yerushalayim. 13 It was because of the sins of her prophets, The crookednesses of her priests, Who shed in her midst the blood of the righteous. 14 They staggered, blind, in the streets; They have defiled themselves with blood, So that no one was able to touch their garments. 15 They shouted at them, “Away! Unclean! Away! Away! Touch not!” When they fled and staggered, They said, among the gentiles, “They shall stay no longer.” 16 The face of ????scattered them. He no longer regards them. They showed no respect for the priests Nor favour to the elders. 17 While we exist, our eyes are consumed, Watching vainly for our help. In our watch-tower we watched for a nation That could not save. 18 They have hunted our steps From going in our streets. Our end was near, Our days were completed, For our end had come. 19 Our pursuers were swifter Than the eagles of the heavens. They came hotly after us on the mountains And lay in wait for us in the wilderness. 20 The breath of our nostrils, the anointed of ????, Was caught in their pits, In whose shadow we had thought To live among the gentiles.

Micah 7:2 The faithful man has perished from the earth, And there is no one upright among men. They all lie in wait for blood; Every man hunts his brother with a net.

Isaiah 54:6 “For ????has called you like a woman forsaken and grieved in spirit, like a wife of youth when you were refused,” declares your Elohim. 7 “For a little while I have forsaken you, but with great compassion I shall gather you. 8 “In an overflow of wrath I hid My face from you for a moment, but with everlasting kindness I shall have compassion on you,” said ????, your Redeemer. 9 “For this is the waters of Noah???? to Me, in that I have sworn that the waters of Noah???? would never again cover the earth, so have I sworn not to be wroth with you, nor to rebuke you. 10 “For though the mountains be removed and the hills be shaken, My kindness is not removed from you, nor is My covenant of peace shaken,” said ????, who has compassion on you.

Jer 29:14 14 ‘And I shall be found by you,’ declares ????, ‘and I shall turn back your captivity, and shall gather you from all the gentiles and from all the places where I have driven you, declares ????. And I shall bring you back to the place from which I have exiled you.’

Eze 20:34 “And I shall bring you out from the peoples and gather you out of the lands where you are scattered, with a mighty hand, and with an outstretched arm, and with wrath poured out. 35 “And I shall bring you into the wilderness of the peoples, and shall enter into judgment with you face to face there. 36 “As I entered into judgment with your fathers in the wilderness of the land of Mitsrayim, so I shall enter into judgment with you,” declares the Master ????.

Mt 23:37 -“O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the one who kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to her! How often I wanted to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you were not willing!

Because you were not willing to be taught by fisher men, HE is about to send hunters instead!
And we are told in Ezekiel that He is going to remove everyone from their homes; and only 10% of them will be brought into the land of Israel.

Isaiah 58:1 CJB ?Shout out loud! Don’t hold back! Raise your voice like a shofar! Proclaim to my people what ?rebels they are, to the house of Ya’akov their sins.

Ezekiel 20:38 CJB?I will rid you of the rebels who are in revolt against me – I will bring them out from the land ?where they are living, but they will not enter the land of Isra’el; then you will know that I am YAHWEH.’ ?Ezekiel 5:1 “Now you, human being, take a sharp sword; and use it like a barber’s razor to shave your head and beard. Then weigh the hair on a balance-scale, and divide it up. 2 A third of it you are to burn in the city when the days of the siege are over. Take another third, and hit it with your sword all around the city. Scatter the last third to the wind, and I will pursue them with drawn sword. 3 Also take a few hairs and tie them up in the folds of your garment. 4 Again, of these take some; throw them in the fire, and burn them up; from there a fire will come out against the entire house of Isra’el. 5 “Here is what Yahweh ELOHIM, says: ‘This is Yerushalayim! I have placed her in the middle of the nations; countries can be found all around her. 6 But she has rebelled against my rulings and committed wickedness more than the nations, against my laws more than the countries around her; because they have rejected my rulings and not lived according to my laws.’ 7 “Therefore here is what Yahweh ELOHIM, says: ‘Because you have outdone the nations around you by not living according to my laws or following my rulings or even following the rules of the nations around you,’ 8 therefore here is what Yahweh ELOHIM, says: ‘I too am against you, yes, I; and I will execute judgments among you while all the nations look on. 9 Moreover, because of all your disgusting practices, I will do things to you that I have never done before; and I will never do such things again. 10 Parents among you will eat their children, and children will eat their parents! I will execute judgments among you and scatter to all the winds those of you who remain. 11 For, as I live,’ says Yahweh ELOHIM, ‘because you defiled my sanctuary with all your detestable things and disgusting practices, therefore I swear that I will cut you off – my eye will not spare, I will have no pity. 12 A third of you will die from plague or be consumed by famine inside [Yerushalayim]; a third will fall by the sword all around [Yerushalayim]; and a third I will scatter to all the winds and pursue with the sword.’ 13 In this way my anger will spend itself, my fury against them will die down, and I will be satisfied. Then, when I have spent my fury on them, they will know that I, YAHWEH, have spoken out of my zeal. 14 ‘I will make you a ruin and an object of reproach among the nations around you, in the sight of all passing by. 15 When I execute judgments and furious punishments among you in anger and fury, [Yerushalayim] will be an object of reproach, derision and horror, and a lesson to warn the nations around you. I, YAHWEH, have announced it. 16 I will send upon them the deadly, destructive arrows of famine, which I will send to destroy you. I will make the famine worse for you by cutting off your food supply. 17 Yes, I will send famine and savage beasts upon you to leave you without children; plague and bloodshed will sweep through you; and I will bring the sword upon you. I, YAHWEH, have spoken it.'”

Brethren we have less than 7 years to finish our fishing. After that the hunters come and they will shoot first and ask questions after maybe. Are you getting ready? Do you not see all these scriptures which are pointing to this very moment in time in which you are living? It is time to stop rebelling and doing it your way. It is now time to obey Torah and keep the Commandments. It is time to keep the Sabbath Holy as we are told to do; It is time now to begin to keep the Holy Days as we are told in Lev 23 and not one other that is not found there; it is time to repent from not keeping the Sabbatical years.

It is time brethren, it is High time.


Triennial Torah Cycle

We continue this weekend with our regular Triennial Torah reading which can be found at?https://sightedmoon.com/sightedmoon_2015/files/TriennialCycleBeginningAviv.pdf

03/08/2013      Deut 29      2 Chron 21-25      Revelation 11-12

 

The Land Covenant (Deuteronomy 29)

Here, on the verge of crossing into the Promised Land, an additional covenant is made between God and “the children of Israel in the land of Moab, besides the covenant which He made with them in Horeb”—i.e., Mount Sinai (verses 1, 14). Many refer to this as the Land Covenant. (Some call it the Palestinian Covenant but the name Palestine was not used until Roman times—and that to spite the Jews.) As pointed out before, a covenant is simply a contract or an agreement between two or more parties. It is not identical to the law on which a covenant is based. Since a covenant is merely a contract, it should not surprise us that when Israel broke a covenant by violating the law on which the covenant was based, God would make a new covenant with Israel based on the same or similar laws. In fact, God made at least three covenants with the entire nation of Israel in the book of Exodus, not just one, as some have erroneously concluded (compare Exodus 24:1-8; 31:12-18; 34:10, 27).

Here, in Deuteronomy 29, God made still another covenant. It was to apply to future generations as well as the people of that day (verses 15, 25). But God had not yet given the people “a heart to perceive and eyes to see and ears to hear” (verse 4). He therefore knew that they would not obey Him, and He warns them that the “curses of the covenant written in this Book of the Law” would come on them for their disobedience (verses 20-21, 27; compare 31:15-29). Still, despite their lack of spiritual conversion, the laws God had revealed to them would have enabled the nation of Israel to build a just and equitable society and be richly blessed even if they would have kept only the letter of the law, which they could have followed (29:29). Yet, more often than not, they failed in that also.

 

Joash Becomes King of Judah (2 Chronicles 23; 2 Kings 11:4-21)

In the seventh year of the reign of evil Queen Athaliah, Jehoida the priest, with the support and protection of the “captains of hundreds” of the army and the Levites and the “chief fathers of Israel,” anointed Joash to be the new king of Judah. This was done on the Sabbath (2 Chronicles 23:4, 8). Joash was seven years old when he was appointed and proclaimed to be the new king (2 Kings 11:21, 12). Jehoida had Queen Athaliah killed by the captains of the army (2 Chronicles 23:14-15). He then “made a covenant between the Lord, the king, and the people, that they should be the Lord’s people, and also between the king and the people” (2 Kings 11:17; 2 Chronicles 23:16 adds that the priest was also a party to this covenant.)

Note that two agreements (covenants) were made: one between the Lord, the king and the people, rededicating themselves to God; and a second between only the king and the people. This second covenant was apparently a rededication to constitutional monarchy, in which the king is not above the law. Jehoiada was engaged in reestablishing right government in Judah after the disastrous reigns of Ahaziah and Athaliah. A feature of that reestablishment was settling Judah’s government upon its original ground—that of a limited monarchy established under Samuel’s superintendence when he “explained to the people the regulations of the kingship” (1 Samuel 10:25, NIV).

Also interesting in this reading is that when Joash was crowned he “stood by his pillar” (2 Chronicles 23:13)—2 Kings 11:14 reads “a pillar.” Israel’s kings, according to the custom (2 Kings 11:14), were crowned in a ceremony involving a “pillar.” This pillar was apparently a matsebah, a standing stone. It is interesting to note that Britain’s sovereigns are also crowned in a ceremony involving a “pillar”—Jacob’s stone. The Hebrew in these passages is even more interesting, for it literally says the king stood “upon his pillar.” Britain’s monarchs are also crowned “upon” a pillar stone—sitting upon it (i.e., upon a throne that contains it). Thus, though slightly modified, the custom still prevails thousands of years later. Indeed, the royal house of Britain is a continuation of the very same dynasty of ancient Judah—the dynasty of David (see “The Throne of David: Its Biblical Origin and Future,” www.ucg.org/brp/materials).

As a consequence of renewed commitment to God under Joash, the people destroyed the center of Baal worship in Judah (2 Kings 11:18; 2 Chronicles 23:17), and they reinstituted the proper sacrificial worship system, as commanded “in the Law of Moses” (verse 18). But, as we will see, some idolatry remained in the land.

Joash’s Apostasy; Elisha’s Last Signs (2 Chronicles 24:15-27; 2 Kings 12:17-21; 13:3-11, 14-25)
In Judah: Judah’s leaders once again depart from the truth. Jehoiada had provided a great deal of strength and encouragement. The nation respected the results of his work. But as is so often the case, the other leaders didn’t appreciate the means to that end—obedience to God—and soon sank back into idolatry. Again, God took action to show them how wrong they were. He had warned them through Moses about what would happen (Leviticus 26:17; compare verse 8).

The really sad part of the story is that of King Joash. From the time he came to the throne as a seven-year-old boy, Jehoiada had been almost an adoptive father to him, even having chosen his wives (2 Chronicles 24:3). And Joash had done so well in restoring proper worship in Judah. Yet he “comes across as a man of weak character. As long as Jehoiada lived, he followed the Lord. But with the priest gone, the king was just as easily led into sin. The measure of our children’s character is not how they behave while they are at home, but the choices they make after they leave!” (Bible Reader’s Companion, note on verse 17). Incredibly, the king, who had been like a son to Jehoiada, ended up killing Jehoiada’s actual son for giving advice he didn’t like. This was his own cousin (22:11; 24:20). “This once-good king had sunk to the level of his evil grandmother Athaliah (see 22:10), despite decades of past faithfulness to God” (Nelson Study Bible, note on verse 24).

This should serve as a warning to us all. In the end, Joash was murdered. But he “was excluded from the royal cemetery because he fell far short of the Davidic ideal (see 21:20). Ironically, Jehoiada, who was not a king at all, was buried among the kings because of his faithfulness to God and to God’s chosen king (v. 16)” (same note). There are other examples in Scripture of apostasy following the removal of an influential righteous figure. The apostle Paul, for instance, knew that apostasy would follow his own death. And sadly, this pattern has persisted.

In Israel: While Joash was starting to rebuild the temple in Judah, Jehoahaz was coming to the throne in Israel. But his rule was nothing like what was happening in Judah. Jehoahaz continued in the sins of Jeroboam, as Jehu had. The reduction of Israel’s power as divine punishment was severe (see 2 Kings 13:7), “a far cry from the time when Ahab alone could muster two thousand chariots for the allied forces at Qarqar” (The Expositor’s Bible Commentary, note on verse 7).

The next king of Israel was Jehoash (or Joash) and he too persisted in wrongdoing. In 2 Kings 13:14, “Jehoash’s cry over the aged Elisha repeats the words of Elisha spoken when Elijah was taken up to heaven (2:12). Thus, both at the beginning of his ministry and at its conclusion, Elisha is unmistakably linked to his mentor Elijah. The grief of Jehoash at the impending death of Elisha shows that, like his father Jehoahaz (see vv. 4, 5), this Israelite king possessed some genuine spirituality. The line of Jehu had its good moments and received some reward from the Lord (see 10:30). However, none of this line or any other of the kings of Israel served God with all their heart (see 10:31)” (Nelson, note on 13:14).

A slightly different take on Jehoash’s grief is explained the The Bible Reader’s Companion: “Even the wicked king Jehoash wept at the death of Elisha, but only because he was a national resource; the equivalent of a chariot army! Yet even this cry shows a lack of faith. Elisha died [or, at this point, was dying]. But God lived [—a point illustrated by the miracle of Elisha’s bones]…. Let’s not make the mistake of trusting in God’s ministers, and not in God” (note on verse 16).

Before his death, Elisha asked Jehoash to shoot an arrow and then to strike some arrows on the ground. “This section describes a symbolic act that Elisha had Joash perform to ensure victories over his enemies; the king was only partly successful in completing the task. Elisha’s symbolic act of putting his hands on the king’s hands should have alerted the king that the aged prophet was conveying a divine blessing on him. Jehoash’s halfhearted compliance with Elisha’s instructions exposed his weak faith and illustrated God’s unfavorable evaluation of his character (v. 11). God’s dying prophet was rightly disturbed. Although God would allow Israel to defeat the Aramean army three times, their victory would be incomplete” (Nelson, note on verses 15-19).

After this, Elisha died. But the miracles associated with him didn’t stop. God had one more dramatic sign: the raising of a dead man who came in contact with Elisha’s remains. “There was no magic in Elisha’s bones, but a demonstration of the power of God associated with his servant” (note on verse 21). “The juxtaposition of this event with the account that precedes it makes it clear that herein was another divinely intended sign for Jehoash and Israel; God was the God of the living, not the dead (cf. Luke 20:38), not only for Elisha [who would one day be resurrected] and the man who had [now] been restored to life, but for Israel as well. Israel could yet ‘live’ if she would but appropriate the eternally living God as her own. The entire episode was, further, a corroborative sign that what Elisha had prophesied would certainly come to pass. Only a living God could guarantee such a thing (cf. Isa 44)” (Expositor’s, note on 2 Kings 13:21). “This miracle should have reassured Jehoash that God intended to rescue Israel from the deadly grip of Aramean domination (see v. 25)” (Nelson, note on verse 21).

“In accordance with Jehoash’s striking the ground three times with arrows (v. 18), God gave Jehoash victory over the Arameans only three times. Yet God graciously overruled Jehoash’s inadequate faith by granting Israel full victory over the Arameans during the reign of his son Jeroboam II” (note on verse 25).

Joash’s Apostasy; Elisha’s Last Signs
(2 Chronicles 24:15-27; 2 Kings 12:17-21; 13:3-11, 14-25)

In Judah: Judah’s leaders once again depart from the truth. Jehoiada had provided a great deal of strength and encouragement. The nation respected the results of his work. But as is so often the case, the other leaders didn’t appreciate the means to that end—obedience to God—and soon sank back into idolatry. Again, God took action to show them how wrong they were. He had warned them through Moses about what would happen (Leviticus 26:17; compare verse 8).

The really sad part of the story is that of King Joash. From the time he came to the throne as a seven-year-old boy, Jehoiada had been almost an adoptive father to him, even having chosen his wives (2 Chronicles 24:3). And Joash had done so well in restoring proper worship in Judah. Yet he “comes across as a man of weak character. As long as Jehoiada lived, he followed the Lord. But with the priest gone, the king was just as easily led into sin. The measure of our children’s character is not how they behave while they are at home, but the choices they make after they leave!” (Bible Reader’s Companion, note on verse 17). Incredibly, the king, who had been like a son to Jehoiada, ended up killing Jehoiada’s actual son for giving advice he didn’t like. This was his own cousin (22:11; 24:20). “This once-good king had sunk to the level of his evil grandmother Athaliah (see 22:10), despite decades of past faithfulness to God” (Nelson Study Bible, note on verse 24).

This should serve as a warning to us all. In the end, Joash was murdered. But he “was excluded from the royal cemetery because he fell far short of the Davidic ideal (see 21:20). Ironically, Jehoiada, who was not a king at all, was buried among the kings because of his faithfulness to God and to God’s chosen king (v. 16)” (same note). There are other examples in Scripture of apostasy following the removal of an influential righteous figure. The apostle Paul, for instance, knew that apostasy would follow his own death. And sadly, this pattern has persisted.

In Israel: While Joash was starting to rebuild the temple in Judah, Jehoahaz was coming to the throne in Israel. But his rule was nothing like what was happening in Judah. Jehoahaz continued in the sins of Jeroboam, as Jehu had. The reduction of Israel’s power as divine punishment was severe (see 2 Kings 13:7), “a far cry from the time when Ahab alone could muster two thousand chariots for the allied forces at Qarqar” (The Expositor’s Bible Commentary, note on verse 7).

The next king of Israel was Jehoash (or Joash) and he too persisted in wrongdoing. In 2 Kings 13:14, “Jehoash’s cry over the aged Elisha repeats the words of Elisha spoken when Elijah was taken up to heaven (2:12). Thus, both at the beginning of his ministry and at its conclusion, Elisha is unmistakably linked to his mentor Elijah. The grief of Jehoash at the impending death of Elisha shows that, like his father Jehoahaz (see vv. 4, 5), this Israelite king possessed some genuine spirituality. The line of Jehu had its good moments and received some reward from the Lord (see 10:30). However, none of this line or any other of the kings of Israel served God with all their heart (see 10:31)” (Nelson, note on 13:14).

A slightly different take on Jehoash’s grief is explained the The Bible Reader’s Companion: “Even the wicked king Jehoash wept at the death of Elisha, but only because he was a national resource; the equivalent of a chariot army! Yet even this cry shows a lack of faith. Elisha died [or, at this point, was dying]. But God lived [—a point illustrated by the miracle of Elisha’s bones]…. Let’s not make the mistake of trusting in God’s ministers, and not in God” (note on verse 16).

Before his death, Elisha asked Jehoash to shoot an arrow and then to strike some arrows on the ground. “This section describes a symbolic act that Elisha had Joash perform to ensure victories over his enemies; the king was only partly successful in completing the task. Elisha’s symbolic act of putting his hands on the king’s hands should have alerted the king that the aged prophet was conveying a divine blessing on him. Jehoash’s halfhearted compliance with Elisha’s instructions exposed his weak faith and illustrated God’s unfavorable evaluation of his character (v. 11). God’s dying prophet was rightly disturbed. Although God would allow Israel to defeat the Aramean army three times, their victory would be incomplete” (Nelson, note on verses 15-19).

After this, Elisha died. But the miracles associated with him didn’t stop. God had one more dramatic sign: the raising of a dead man who came in contact with Elisha’s remains. “There was no magic in Elisha’s bones, but a demonstration of the power of God associated with his servant” (note on verse 21). “The juxtaposition of this event with the account that precedes it makes it clear that herein was another divinely intended sign for Jehoash and Israel; God was the God of the living, not the dead (cf. Luke 20:38), not only for Elisha [who would one day be resurrected] and the man who had [now] been restored to life, but for Israel as well. Israel could yet ‘live’ if she would but appropriate the eternally living God as her own. The entire episode was, further, a corroborative sign that what Elisha had prophesied would certainly come to pass. Only a living God could guarantee such a thing (cf. Isa 44)” (Expositor’s, note on 2 Kings 13:21). “This miracle should have reassured Jehoash that God intended to rescue Israel from the deadly grip of Aramean domination (see v. 25)” (Nelson, note on verse 21).

“In accordance with Jehoash’s striking the ground three times with arrows (v. 18), God gave Jehoash victory over the Arameans only three times. Yet God graciously overruled Jehoash’s inadequate faith by granting Israel full victory over the Arameans during the reign of his son Jeroboam II” (note on verse 25).

Revelation 11

In Chapter 11, John is given a measuring rod and instructed to measure the Dwelling Place of Elohim, the altar, and the people worshipping in it. But the outside court he is instructed not to measure because it is to be given over to the gentiles. The outer court is given to them to trample under foot for forty two months.

Next, we are introduced to the two witnesses of the Revelation. They will prophesy 1,260 days in cloths of mourning (sackcloth). The two witnesses are the two olive trees and the two lampstands that are standing before the Elohim of the earth. These witnesses have authority to cause drought (shut up the heaven). They can also turn water to blood, to smite the earth with plagues. Once their witness has ended, the beast of the pit of the deep will make war with them, overcome them, and murder them.

Their dead bodies will lay in the street of Jerusalem and all the world will rejoice over their deaths. The world rejoices because the witness of these two were making the world miserable due to the conviction, drought, plague, and truth. Their bodies will lay in the streets for three and a half days and will not be buried.

Then, after three and a half days, the Spirit of life will return unto them and they will be raised from the dead. There will then be great fear from all those who witness this event. They will be called in an audible voice to “come up here” (to heaven). Then a great earthquake and a tenth of the city of Jerusalem will fall along with 7,000 men killed. The rest will then finally praise Elohim.

This is the second woe. The seventh messenger sounded and there was a proclamation in heaven concerning the reign of the Master Yeshua. Then the time of the dead to be judged and servants to be rewarded was also proclaimed. The Dwelling Place was opened and the ark of His covenant was seen in His Dwelling Place.

Revelation 12

The virgin was seen in the heaven. She was clad with the sun, the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars. She was pregnant and cried out to give birth. Another sign in heaven – a great, fiery red dragon having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns on his heads was seen.

This dragon caused a third of the stars of heaven to fall to the earth and he stood ready to devour the child the woman was preparing to deliver. She bore a male child. He was to shepherd all nations with a rod of iron, and he was caught away to Elohim and to His throne.

These scriptures are speaking of the constellations which can be seen in the night sky every night around the world. All you have to do is to look up.

The woman fled into the wilderness and there was nourished and protected by Elohim for 1,260 days. A battle in heaven ensues between the dragon and his minions and the servants of YHWH. The dragon and his army were defeated and was thrown out and expelled from heaven and will no longer accuse the children of Elohim.

The dragon, being thrown down to earth, begins to persecute the woman. He tried to overcome her, but she was protected and the dragon is all the more enraged. He went on to fight with the remnant of her seed, which are: those guarding the commands of Elohim and possessing the witness of Yeshua Messiah.

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