Monday, November 14, 2005

More on Messiah's return

I am in the process of doing a study on how and what Yahshua taught from the Torah and the Old Testament as a whole. I'm using the book of Matthew, going chapter by chapter. I was looking at Matt.3, the reference to John the Baptist using the harvest of wheat analogy, and I stumbled upon something that may be included in the overall picture of Messiah's return.
If you look in Exodus 9, you will find the account of hail mixed with fire falling on Egypt. Note that in this account, in verse 31, it indicates that the BARLEY was destroyed, because it was abib, but, in verse 32, the wheat and rye were NOT destroyed because they were not grown up. This again indicates around the time of what would later become PASSOVER, the spring of the year.
More as it is revealed.....

Sunday, November 06, 2005

Return of Messiah

America, church, its time to come out of Babylon. Its time for the bride to go out to meet the bridegroom. Its time to repent of all the paganism that has been accepted as 'religion' and 'doctrines of man'. Its time to return to the purity of the Word, to keep His commandments and His testimony.

What does it mean to come out of Babylon? Yahshua gave some clues...'If you would be perfect, go sell your things, pick up your cross, and follow Me.(Mark 10:21)' 'Do not be concerned with cares of this world, so that the day come upon you unaware(Luke 21:34)'. "You cannot serve both Yah and mammon." The prophets also spoke about this.....

Hos 5:13 When Ephraim saw his sickness, and Judah saw his wound, then went Ephraim to the Assyrian, and sent to king Jareb: yet could he not heal you, nor cure you of your wound.

Hos 5:14 For I will be unto Ephraim as a lion, and as a young lion to the house of Judah: I, even I, will tear and go away; I will take away, and none shall rescue him.

Hos 5:15 I will go and return to my place, till they acknowledge their offence, and seek my face: in their affliction they will seek me early.

Hos 6:1 Come, and let us return unto YHWH: for he hath torn, and he will heal us; he hath smitten, and he will bind us up.

Hos 6:2 After two days will he revive us: in the third day he will raise us up, and we shall live in his sight.

Hos 6:3 Then shall we know, if we follow on to know YHWH: his going forth is prepared as the morning; and he shall come unto us as the rain, as the latter and former rain unto the earth.

Hos 6:4 O Ephraim, what shall I do unto thee? O Judah, what shall I do unto thee? for your goodness is as a morning cloud, and as the early dew it goeth away.

Hos 6:5 Therefore have I hewed them by the prophets; I have slain them by the words of my mouth: and thy judgments are as the light that goeth forth.

Hos 6:6 For I desired mercy, and not sacrifice; and the knowledge of Elohim more than burnt offerings.

Hos 6:7 But they like men have transgressed the covenant: there have they dealt treacherously against me.

Hos 6:8 Gilead is a city of them that work iniquity, and is polluted with blood.

Hos 6:9 And as troops of robbers wait for a man, so the company of priests murder in the way by consent: for they commit lewdness.

Hos 6:10 I have seen an horrible thing in the house of Israel: there is the whoredom of Ephraim, Israel is defiled.

Hos 6:11 Also, O Judah, he hath set an harvest for thee, when I returned the captivity of my people.

Psa 89:46 How long, YHWH? wilt thou hide thyself for ever? shall thy wrath burn like fire?

Yahshua said that He longed to bring a fire judgement to the world and set up His kingdom....

Luk 12:49 I am come to send fire on the earth; and what will I, if it be already kindled?

Luk 12:50 But I have a baptism to be baptized with; and how am I straitened(constrained) till it be accomplished!

We know there has been a spiritual fire going on for the last 2000 years, but there is to be a physical fire judgement as well...

2Pe 3:2 That ye may be mindful of the words which were spoken before by the holy prophets, and of the commandment of us the apostles of the Messiah:

2Pe 3:3 Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts,

2Pe 3:4 And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.

2Pe 3:5 For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of Yah the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water:

2Pe 3:6 Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished:

2Pe 3:7 But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.

2Pe 3:8 But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with YHWH as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.

2Pe 3:9 YHWH is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.

2Pe 3:10 But the day of YHWH will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.

2Pe 3:11 Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness,

2Pe 3:12 Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of YHWH, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat?

2Pe 3:13 Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.

2Pe 3:14 Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless.

So where did the prophets speak of a physical fire?

Isa 30:26 Moreover the light of the moon shall be as the light of the sun, and the light of the sun shall be sevenfold, as the light of seven days, in the day that YHWH bindeth up the breach of his people, and healeth the stroke of their wound.

Isa 30:27 Behold, the name of YHWH cometh from far, burning with his anger, and the burden thereof is heavy: his lips are full of indignation, and his tongue as a devouring fire:

Isa 30:28 And his breath, as an overflowing stream, shall reach to the midst of the neck, to sift the nations with the sieve of vanity: and there shall be a bridle in the jaws of the people, causing them to err.

Isa 30:29 Ye shall have a song, as in the night when a holy solemnity is kept; and gladness of heart, as when one goeth with a pipe to come into the mountain of YHWH, to the mighty One of Israel.

Isa 30:30 And YHWH shall cause his glorious voice to be heard, and shall shew the lighting down of his arm, with the indignation of his anger, and with the flame of a devouring fire, with scattering, and tempest, and hailstones.

Isa 30:31 For through the voice of YHWH shall the Assyrian be beaten down, which smote with a rod.

Look at verse 26 for a moment...moon bright as the sun, sun is sevenfold. We know from Zech. 14 that He sets foot on the Mount of Olives, this is also testified in Acts 1 that He returns the same way He left. We also know that He comes like a thief in the night.(Mar. 13:35, 1Thes.5:2, 2Pe 3:10 and others). There are also references that this will be at the time of PASSOVER....

Mat 24:45 Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his Master hath made ruler over his household, to give them meat in due season?

Mat 24:46 Blessed is that servant, whom his Master when he cometh shall find so doing.

Luk 12:42 And Yahshua said, Who then is that faithful and wise steward, whom his Master shall make ruler over his household, to give them their portion of meat in due season?

Notice also that the reference in Luke comes while speaking about Messiah coming in the night watch(verses 37,38). If you understand the traditions of Pesach(passover), which includes the week of Unleavened bread, then this should also make sense to you...

Zep 1:2 I will utterly consume all things from off the land, saith YHWH. (Interestingly, some versions use the word 'SWEEP' for 'consume', perhaps because of this later verse)

Zep 1:12 And it shall come to pass at that time, that I will search Jerusalem with candles, and punish the men that are settled on their lees: that say in their heart, YHWH will not do good, neither will he do evil.

Zep 1:13 Therefore their goods shall become a booty, and their houses a desolation: they shall also build houses, but not inhabit them; and they shall plant vineyards, but not drink the wine thereof.

Notice the search with candles, with LIGHT, to find the leaven.

So, if He comes to the Mount of Olives at the time the moon turns as bright as the sun, whats going on on the OTHER SIDE of the planet? The opposite side of Israel is AMERICA. Think about it.

But, this is not the FIRST passover but the SECOND passover, a time which most people have forgotten was given in the LAW. This return at the second passover, on 'a day you do not know', because most people have not been observing passover PROPERLY. An example of this is given in 2 Chronicles 29-31, and it occurs in the FIRST year of King Hezekiah, a GOOD King in the eyes of Yah. Before you read through it, read the parable given in Matt. 22. You will find many parallels in that parable to the passages in 2 Chronicles. Note also that they had to observe the second passover because: 1)they were unclean, 2)there were not enough priests to handle the task, and, more important, 3)they had not observed the passover PROPERLY. Notice also what happened....they were so JOYFUL to observe it properly that they did it for TWO WEEKS instead of ONE. Do we have another example of a TWO WEEK celebration in scripture? Yes we'll find it in Gen. 30:21-30...THE MARRIAGE OF JACOB TO LEAH AND RACHEL. The importance of this: 1)Yahshua's life mirrored many aspects of Jacob's life, 2)Leah was mother to Judah, while Rachel bore Joseph, from which EPHRAIM came, both are the TWO sticks given in Ezekiel 37, 3)as you can see, this was a TWO WEEK MARRIAGE SUPPER. 4)The second passover occurs at the same timeframe that Noah entered into the Ark. The 2nd passover would occur at the 14th day of the second month. The flood judgement occurred during the second month: Noah was put into the ark on the 10th day, the flood started on the 17th day.

But there is still more evidence that He will return at passover. Notice what He tells His disciples at the 'last' supper....

Luk 22:15 And he said unto them, With desire I have desired to eat this passover with you before I suffer:

Luk 22:16 For I say unto you, I will not any more eat thereof, until it be fulfilled in the kingdom of Yah.

Luk 22:17 And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and said, Take this, and divide it among yourselves:

Luk 22:18 For I say unto you, I will not drink of the fruit of the vine, until the kingdom of Yah shall come.

Mat 26:26 And as they were eating, Yahshua took bread, and blessed it, and brake it, and gave it to the disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is my body.

Mat 26:27 And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all of it;

Mat 26:28 For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.

Mat 26:29 But I say unto you, I will not drink henceforth of this fruit of the vine, until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father's kingdom.

This cup which He said He would drink in His Father's kingdom was the FOURTH cup, the cup of ACCEPTANCE, when we are accepted into His Kingdom.

Remember this is all about how THE LAW IS TO BE FULFILLED.

There are other general points to be considered when addressing His return:

1)He said He is King of the sabbath. The everlasting covenant of peace, which was given initially to Phinehas in Numbers 25, is given to those who bear the 'sword of the Word'.

2)Since there is to be no GATHERING on the sabbath(Num. 15:32), the bride(wheat) must be gathered BEFORE His return(the wheat shall be gathered in His barn(Mat.13:30). Where is His barn? How about BETHLEHEM? Notice in the first chapter of Ruth, that they came to BETHLEHEM at the beginning of the BARLEY HARVEST, which would have been at PASSOVER time.

3)As shown above, He brings a FIRE JUDGEMENT to the world. It is against scripture to kindle a fire on the sabbath(Ex 35:3), so this fire must come BEFORE the sabbath.

4)There will be NO MONEY on the sabbath. It is against scripture to buy or sell on the sabbath(Neh.10:31), and Isaiah speaks of this as well...

Isa 55:1 Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price.

Isa 55:2 Wherefore do ye spend money for that which is not bread? and your labour for that which satisfieth not? hearken diligently unto me, and eat ye that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness.

Isa 55:3 Incline your ear, and come unto me: hear, and your soul shall live; and I will make an everlasting covenant with you, even the sure mercies of David.

Now there is the spiritual application to this as well, but we know from other familiar prophecies that Yahshua's return crushes all the other kingdoms, and they are those based on money(Babylon, mammon).

I would warn those of you who think you will be 'raptured' out, that are just sitting and waiting for Yahshua to whisk you away....

Deu 29:18 Lest there should be among you man, or woman, or family, or tribe, whose heart turneth away this day from YHWH Elohim, to go and serve the elohim of these nations; lest there should be among you a root that beareth gall and wormwood;

Deu 29:19 And it come to pass, when he heareth the words of this curse, that he bless himself in his heart, saying, I shall have peace, though I walk in the imagination of mine heart, to add drunkenness to thirst:

Deu 29:20 YHWH will not spare him, but then the anger of YHWH and his jealousy shall smoke against that man, and all the curses that are written in this book shall lie upon him, and YHWH shall blot out his name from under heaven.

Deu 29:21 And YHWH shall separate him unto evil out of all the tribes of Israel, according to all the curses of the covenant that are written in this book of the law:

Deu 29:22 So that the generation to come of your children that shall rise up after you, and the stranger that shall come from a far land, shall say, when they see the plagues of that land, and the sicknesses which YHWH hath laid upon it;

Deu 29:23 And that the whole land thereof is brimstone, and salt, and burning, that it is not sown, nor beareth, nor any grass groweth therein, like the overthrow of Sodom, and Gomorrah, Admah, and Zeboim, which YHWH overthrew in his anger, and in his wrath:

Deu 29:24 Even all nations shall say, Wherefore hath YHWH done thus unto this land? what meaneth the heat of this great anger?

Deu 29:25 Then men shall say, Because they have forsaken the covenant of YHWH Elohim of their fathers, which he made with them when he brought them forth out of the land of Egypt:

Deu 29:26 For they went and served other elohim, and worshipped them, elohim whom they knew not, and whom he had not given unto them:

Deu 29:27 And the anger of YHWH was kindled against this land, to bring upon it all the curses that are written in this book:

Deu 29:28 And YHWH rooted them out of their land in anger, and in wrath, and in great indignation, and cast them into another land, as it is this day.

Deu 29:29 The secret things belong unto YHWH Elohim: but those things which are revealed belong unto us and to our children for ever, that we may do all the words of this law.

Bottom line to all this: be in Israel for passover next year, and plan to stay. You will be building a SPIRITUAL temple, a temple made without hands, in the land given to all those who follow the Word.