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Sunday, November 14, 2010

When Will We Return to Messiah?


What is "The Way"?

We know that the man called John the baptizer was just like Elijah when he shouted "Repent, prepare the Way" at the Jordan River. He shouted:
"Make ready the Way of the LORD, make his path's straight." Luke 3:4
Paul followed the same way but few see that so we explore that in a future post about Galatians. For now read this:
"According to the Way which they call a sect I do serve the God of our fathers, believing everything that is in accordance with the Law and that is written in the Prophets." Acts 24:14
Yeshua walks in “the way” yet many that say they walk with Him do not know the meaning of these words: 
"I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me." John 14:6
In my Scripture studies, I found that that "the way" is based on the fact that our souls were created for God's way, not exile away from it. 

Adam lived some 900 years after his exile from the garden. All that time, knowing what he had done and what he was missing in Eden. We can rest assured he longed for his friendship with Te Father and his relationship with Almighty God. 

Like Adam, there is a longing in our hearts for the place of God, a desire we can't quite put our finger on. We thirst for the flowing water we have never tasted and the good fruit we have never eaten. That's why as children we all ask where did we come from, why are we here?

Today, we all hunger and thirst for the presence of our Creator. 

God says He declares the end from the beginning.

So David gave orders to gather the foreigners in the land of Israel, from whom he appointed stonecutters to prepare finished stones for building the House of God. 1 Chronicles 22:2

Then the king commanded, and they quarried great stones, costly stones, to lay the foundation of the house with cut stones. He was not allowed to finish the project, so Solomon’s builders and Hiram’s builders and the Gebalites cut them, and prepared the timbers and the stones to build the house. 1 Kings 5:17-18

Hiram had always been a friend of David. 1Kings 5:1

Yet, he was a Phoenician. The king of Tyre.  Hiram and Solomon made a covenant. 1Kings 5:12

The workers of Hiran and the Gebalite stone cutters were the Phoenicians that cut the foundation stone found below the Western Wall where one of the largest known building blocks in the world sits at one a million pounds.

It is amazing.

A Rabbi named Paul once asked: Do you not know that you are a temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?


We are all longing for redemption, a way to relationship with our Creator. 
It was once called "the way." 


The key to understanding "the way" of God is to understand He gives us His teaching and instruction for living because He loves us and it is "the way" we show Him our love and others. God teaches us His guidelines about how we are to live. He gave them to Israel and the sojourners with them. Yeshua lived them, but many think He started a new religion.

The way past the flaming sword is always between the Cherubim. The ark of the covenant is a picture of that. In Genesis 3:24, Scripture uses the phrase "So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life."

My question today is does that punctuation belong? After all there are no punctuations in Hebrew. What does this say?

"So he drove out the man and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims and a flaming sword which turned every way to keep the way of the tree of life."

The two Cherubim over the Mercy Seat and embroidered within the Temple curtains point to Genesis 3. They stand sentry in the Holy of Holies, just as the Cherubim in Genesis. The flaming sword is the Word of God which turns every way to keep the way of the tree of life. 

If you are a Christian, do you keep the way of Tree of Life? 

The way to the tree of life entails passing between the Cherubim. 

Yet, who can go there? They are in the most holy place. And there's that flaming sword Christianity contends with. You may ask, what do you mean by that?

If we are to be restored back to "the way" we must keep the way of the tree of life.  To do that, we must follow the one who walked in "the way" yet we say He did away the front of the Bible that established the way.

Yeshua is the Jewish Messiah.

To start our journey to the Promised Land, we must begin by restoring the truth. Part of that is friendship, a proper relationship of Christian and Jew.

This is a key part of loving and doing according to God's word, according to all of His teaching and instruction, all of His Torah that Jesus the Jew taught.

To begin, we must leave Babylon and her ways of worship which are not "the way" of Almighty God, but the ways of the deceiver who first spoke to Eve.

Some declare faith in Jesus of Nazareth as their Messiah, but have turned their back to the commandments of God and the Jewish people. Some declare support for the Jewish people and Israel, yet they seek a blessing while believing the Jewish people will be plunged into tribulation until they convert, while they are rescued and hiding out on a rapture cloud.

That's not the opinion of everyone but it prevalent.

Praise God, a remnant are now awakening and learning that the way, the instruction of the Torah is how we are to begin our journey, just as Israel did.  

Those that consider themselves a part of a replacement "church" must repent and commit to restoring proper relationship between Christian and Jew.

This is happening.

Perhaps this was first seen when The International Council of Christians and Jews was established by William Temple, the Archbishop of Canterbury following World War II. Not long ago, they issued another clarion call in 2009 to both Christian and Jewish communities around the world commemorating the anniversary of the Seelisberg Gathering in 1947 which examined how Christian theology had allowed the holocaust, the Shoah to occur:

"In the summer of 1947, 65 Jews and Christians from 19 countries gathered in Seelisberg, Switzerland. They came together to express their profound grief over the Holocaust, their determination to combat antisemitism, and their desire to foster stronger relationships between Jews and Christians. They denounced antisemitism both as a sin against God and humanity and as a danger to modern civilization. And to address these vital concerns, they issued a call in the form of 10 points to Christian churches to reform and renew their understandings of Judaism and the relationships between Judaism and Christianity."

Think about the Holocaust. Think about what William Temple examined.  

Change requires that each Christian truly understand one of the meanings of the rending of the Temple curtain when the Yeshua went to the grave for three days. By His resurrection, He passed between the Cherubim. Indeed, as the Temple curtain was torn, "the way" was made for eternal life.

Not only was He Jewish, the early believers were all Jewish. The disciples were Jewish, those who lived in and around Jerusalem were Jewish. The "lost sheep" that followed Him in the Galilee were all Jewish.

These Jewish people understood Yeshua the Messiah walked in "the way" of righteousness which is declared in the Torah and shown by love and deed for each other.

God wants to save us. That is what Psalms 118 tells us. Take a look at verse 14 in Hebrew:
עָזִּי וְזִמְרָת יָהּ; וַיְהִי-לִי לִישׁוּעָה
This verse is generally translated as: "The LORD is my strength and song; and He is become my salvation." The word "Lord" here is Yah so the words tell us:
"Yah is my strength and song; and He is becoming my salvation."
The beauty of the verse is that word salvation. It happens to be the name Yeshua ישׁוּעָה it is seen again in verse 21:
אוֹדְךָ כִּי עֲנִיתָנִי; וַתְּהִי-לִי לִישׁוּעָה

"I will give thanks to you because you have answered me and are becoming my salvation."
We must remember that Yeshua ישׁוּעָה made it very clear that we must repent. It may not be what you think. That word means return. But never simply take my word for it. Instead, get a second witness from the Scriptures. Open and study God's word and let it be your witness to the truth.

If we do not repent we will "miss the mark." In Hebrew, missing the mark is sin, it's the very definition of the Hebrew word. We can see that when we break the language barrier! Forgiveness tells us His blood can cover our sin, it serves as our atonement, so we must repent and return to Messiah. (See Hebrews 9:12)

The calling on our lives by God's own voice is to be a holy people (See Hebrews 13:12; 1 Peter 2:9 and 3:11). Our walk in "His Way" must also match our confession and our belief.

If we commit to living our lives daily for God but are against our brother this prevents us from functioning in Messiah's way. So as believers, while we may believe in His salvation grace and redemption, we must also learn to share that grace by doing.

These words are not quoted from the Old Testament.

A walk of repentance is the fruit of salvation, it puts oil in our lamps and makes the linen white. (Read Matthew 25:1-13 and Revelation 19:8)

A lack of repentance will lead to sickness and poverty, both spiritually and physically.

The God of Israel is a Holy God and will not mix unholiness with what is holy. Bitterness or any other sin will affect our relationship with God and others in every area of our lives.

We must remember this is how many Israelites lost their lives in the wilderness, they were bitter, their hearts were hard as they turned from His instruction, His Torah.

James admonishes us today from his words that were written almost 2,000 years ago about the definition of "faith" it is not just believing:
"Do not merely listen to the Word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says." James 1: 22
Repentance is a part of doing the word. It is a pivot point in our walk, it is a part of how we all are to return to Messiah to be His treasured possession. (See Exodus 19:5-6)

We can pray about all areas of our lives that we need health, a breakthrough or restoration, but if we don't repent, we can pray all we want. We must repent to see the blessing of our prayers.

What does this all mean?

It means that it is now time to repent and return to relationship with the Jewish people.

Repent and walk in the faith of the Kingdom path so that you can ready your lamp for your coming assignment.

God is a sovereign God. He is a loving God and He has provided a way to offer every person His salvation and His gift of love through Messiah Yeshua.

Shalom ya'll.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Forty Jubilees... End of the Exile?




In my Scripture studies, I found that Almighty God sets His seasons. Today is one of those appointed times. It is the 7th day of Tabernacles week and it's a very big deal on God's calendar.

So let's look back to another day, that day in a synagogue Yeshua declared "the acceptable year of The Lord" when He read from the scroll of Isaiah on a Sabbath in the synagogue of Nazareth. That's the place where He had likely attended each Sabbath as a young man. You can see the proof text of the announcement of the acceptable year promised in Isaiah 61:1-2 and fulfilled in Luke 4:18-19 as Yeshua read these prophetic words:
"The Spirit of The Lord [is] upon me; because The Lord has anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he has sent me to (1) bind up the brokenhearted, (2) to proclaim liberty to the captives, (3) the opening of the prison to [them that are] bound; (4) To proclaim the acceptable year of The Lord."
Just what is "the acceptable year" of The Lord?

If you ask me it's a Jubilee!!

Yeshua's public reading and His declaration afterward in that synagogue was the promise for a restoration given to Isaiah some 750 years earlier. Isaiah's scroll focuses on the declaration of a Jubilee, a "Yovel" Year... the acceptable year of The Lord to proclaim the favor of Almighty God that is to come.

The Jubilee (Yovel) promise is real. It is linked to the Promised Land and its people, and in the highest sense it is ultimately about freedom for the slave (to sin). The Jubilee includes a teshuvah return (repentance). It is about Israel, the land and its people because in the end, the garden planted by God will be restored to The Kingdom for its Creator and Owner, who is The King of the Universe!

This promise can be seen throughout the Scriptures if you dig in. It is embedded throughout the Bible and the last days picture is summed up at the end of the book of Revelation. It reveals the Fall Feasts and a Jubilee message of New Jerusalem woven within the visions of the Jewish disciple we call John.

Revelation's visions weave in messages of the Shemittah cycle that is based on counts of sevens sets of years to the Jubilee Year. The theme of seven is found throughout John's writing. The graphic storyline culminates with the promise of the return to Eden and the Tree of Life when slaves to sin are freed from the curse of death in resurrection life. Jerusalem is restored and Revelation points to the end of 120 Jubilees declared to Noah. It points to the Messianic age and Shemini Atzeret (8th Day):
"Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, bright as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb through the middle of the street of the city; also, on either side of the river, the tree of life with its twelve kinds of fruit, yielding its fruit each month. The leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. No longer will there be anything accursed, but the throne of God and of the Lamb will be in it, and his servants will worship him." Revelation 22:1-3
Both Judaism and Christianity agree in unity that the Messianic age will be a time of global peace and harmony, but before that time there will be a refining, a time of great trouble that will engage repentance and the end of the exile from Eden. 

Perhaps we might see that picture with forty jubilees. After all, the battles began before the Israelites ever crossed over into the promised land 40 years later.

Judaism and Christianity also both agree with the new covenant promise given by Isaiah that will be realized one day:
They shall beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks; nation will not lift sword against nation and they will no longer study warfare. Isaiah 2:4 
The wolf will live with the lamb, the leopard will lie down with the goat, the calf and the lion and the yearling together; and a little child will lead them. The cow will feed with the bear, their young will lie down together, and the lion will eat straw like the ox. The infant will play near the hole of the cobra, and the young child put his hand into the viper's nest. 
They will neither harm nor destroy on all my holy mountain, for the earth will be full of the knowledge of the Lord as the waters cover the sea. Isaiah 11:6-9
To learn about the great promise of the final Jubilee, we all have to return to the Bible's promise outlined in Leviticus 25 about the seven Shemittah year count to 50th year of Jubilee:
"So you shall not wrong one another, but you shall fear your God; for I am the LORD your God."
The events leading up to the Messianic age are described by Yeshua to be much like the days of Noah, and He also points to plague and pestilence, so the road will be increasingly difficult. We must not give up when the plague and pestilence arrives! Instead we should be on the watch for it and be careful. That plague may bring the mark of the beast into play.

Just like before the final Exodus, we will see the plagues. We will also see famine. This famine will be real. 

It will include a famine of reliance and trust in God's Word and if you ask me, the plagues and pestilence will be the result of that famine. In America, the head-on crash with glory began in the so-called Supreme Court in 1962 when prayer recital was outlawed. I call this famine number one.

In 1963, reading Bible passages was outlawed in our public schools, famine number two. In 1973, murder of the unborn by abortion was deemed legal, famine number three.

In 1980, the two tablets of God's covenant were broken in our courts. We banned the posting of the Ten Commandments in public school classrooms in famine number four. That day in November put a monumental crack in our nation that demands repentance.

In 1985, in famine number five we even outlawed moments of silence from our public schools when students prayed. In 1992, in famine number six we outlawed prayers at public school graduations. ceremonies. In 2000, Y2k was not the real news. We banned student-led pre-game prayers at public high school football games in famine number seven.

There will be more famine as America turns against God, but the good news is repentance will come to some.

You may have never heard about Yom Kippur in Sunday school, but the good news of the Kingdom is that the final Jubilee will begin on Yom Kippur.  We should know that because like a second witness, it is embedded in the Hebrew Bible and the Revelation storyline. In Revelation, it is shown to be like the days of Elijah when fire rained down on the prophets of Ba'al from God's Almighty's glory.

That means the prophets of Ba'al will return. The thing is, they already have, we just might not see them for who they are. Our nation and the world now promotes murder by abortion saying death before birth is a choice called family planning. You need to know, child sacrifice was embedded in the Ba'al worship cult as well as Molech worship. The wrong choice is nothing new.

Like the summary prophecy in Revelation that speaks of 12 tribes, Elijah honored the 12 tribes with the 12 stones he used to build the altar of The Lord before the fire of God fell on the priests of Ba'al:
"Elijah took twelve stones — according to the number of the tribes of the sons of Jacob".

"Then The Lord’s fire fell and consumed the burnt offering, the wood, the stones, and the dust, and it licked up the water that was in the trench. When all the people saw it, they fell facedown and said, “The Lord, He is God! The Lord, He is God!”"
That fire reminds me of the sulphur smell of Sodom that has a found smell in the air today. Just like the days of Elijah, in the end fire from heaven in one way or another will fall on those that oppose the Almighty One of Israel:
They went up over the breadth of the land, and surrounded the camp of the holy ones, and the beloved city. Fire came down out of heaven from God, and devoured them. Revelation 20:9
At that day to come, after the fire of judgment for those that do not repent, our planet in tribulation will enter into the Jubilee restoration of a remnant described in Leviticus. It is the promise recorded by Moses that is on full display in the book of Revelation. Check it out for yourself, read Revelation 21 and Revelation 22. 

There you will find the mirror imagery of the prophetic themes of Leviticus:
· Blowing a shofar.
· A return.
· Freeing slaves.
· No reaping or sowing needed.
· A harvest.
· Eat fruit directly from the field.
· A walled city, permanently transferred to its purchaser.
· The right of redemption and living securely.
· The clans (tribes/families), the redeemed of "all" Israel.
· Restoring property... Jerusalem the Most Holy covered in gold.
· Blessing in God's statutes and ordinances.
· The seventh year - the millennium.
· The eighth year - eternity.
· Heaven on Earth, the possession of its purchaser.
· All God's children are to be restored at this Jubilee, both Jew and non-Jew.
Many miss it but Revelation describes the good and ancient Jewish tradition of blowing of the shofar at the end of Yom Kippur when it was sounded to announce the Jubilee Year in line with the eternal instruction and teaching declared in Leviticus:
"But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished, as he hath declared to his servants the prophets." Revelation 10:7

"And the seventh angel sounded [the Yovel shofar]; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of His Messiah; and he shall reign for ever and ever." Revelation 11:15

"And the seventh angel poured out his bowl into the air; and there came a great voice out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, It is done." Revelation 16:17
The mystery of God to be finished is Messiah's arrival, He will bring in the ultimate Jubilee for those that believe it is His return and for those that think its His first trip. I believe the one that will blow that shofar is the one that read from the book of Isaiah in the synagogue described in Luke 4:16-20. 

Our Messiah is the High Priest in the Order of Melchizedek and He will lead the greatest Yom Kippur that will come when the kingdoms of this world become the kingdoms of the Lord.

In Jewish writings about Yom Kippur, we can see that two goats were brought before the High Priest and their election in the atonement ceremony were determined by casting lots. Two gold lots (think of them like dice) were placed in a golden bowl as the High Priest placed his hand on the head of each goat, then he reached into the bowl and pulled out one of the lots. 

That bowl of Yom Kippur is the bowl in the hand of the 7th angel (messenger) in Revelation...

Leviticus tells us that the goat chosen by casting the lot at Yom Kippur is to be led outside the city.

That will happen.

One is chosen as a goat “for the Lord” to be presented as a "peace offering" as commanded in Leviticus 16:7-10. The other, called “the scapegoat” because all the sins of each nation will be placed on its head, and that goat is led outside the golden city of Jerusalem.

This scene is the vision recorded in Revelation 20:10 and Revelation 22:15.

The chosen goat reminds everyone that atonement is required because only the shedding of innocent blood can atone for sin to end the curse of death on this planet. Revelation shows us the final Yom Kippur message that will unroll in the appointed time. The scape goat carries away the sins of the people, it makes an acceptable offering of peace with our Creator and each other.


The book of Revelation 'unveils' the Biblical mystery of
the Final Trumpet of the Yom Kippur Jubilee. 


The Jubliee teaches us about the restoration when liberty and justice will be given as the eternal presence on Earth is as it is in Heaven.

Get this... that is the very message of the Lord's Prayer. Re-read it and you'll see it there in plain sight.

When I decided to post this Forty Jubilee commentary, I knew my attempt to explain it could take some time and the truth is, I was not the best student in English class, so I tend to ramble... a-lot. My tendency is repetition with some disorganization from time to time, so much so, I even had trouble with the title to this commentary.

I thought about naming it "Seventy Jubilees." If you read through all you'll see here, you will see why, but I decided on the number "Forty" to honor the amazing synagogue reading of Yeshua recorded in Luke 4:20-21 almost forty Jubilees ago.

Here's why: the gospel story that unfolded on the Sabbath in that synagogue nearly 2,000 years ago tells us exactly what Yeshua (Jesus) did when He finished reading that excerpt from Isaiah's scroll in Nazareth.

Luke records the bema scene:
"And he closed the book, and he gave [it] again to the minister, and sat down.
And the eyes of all them that were in the synagogue were fastened on him.
And he began to say unto them, This day this scripture fulfilled in your ears."
There was a whole lot more going on than what meets the eye of the casual reader. Isaiah's words, ultimately Messiah's - - are based on the foundation to proclaim liberty that is found in the Kingdom constitution called the Torah:
“And you shall count seven Sabbaths of years for yourself, seven times seven years; and the time of the seven Sabbaths of years shall be to you forty-nine years. 
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.” Leviticus 25:8-10
At first glance, the message appears to be old and about the land of a family thousands of years ago, but it is not old at all and it is certainly not done away with, it's now and the future. The preparation for the Jubilee restoration has already begun in Israel. The Jewish people are there right now preparing the land for Messiah.

Paul wrote about a great restoration too in Ephesians 2, he wrote of one new man, one in Messiah. But the term Gentiles we see in verse 11 is not a good translation. The Greek word is "ethnos" as in non-Jew. The division of Jew and non-Jew that began about 40 Jubilees ago is now ending.

Noah Webster's 1828 Dictionary says: "GEN'TILE, noun [Latin gentilis; from Latin gens, nation, race; applied to pagans.] In the scriptures, a pagan; a worshipper of false gods; any person not a Jew or a christian; a heathen."

Mr. Webster points to a problem: idol practice is in the ethnos character. There's a heathern link, image-worshippers according to the 1880 McClintock and Strong Biblical Cyclopedia:

"As to the religion of heathenism, it is "a wild growth on the soil of fallen human nature, a darkening of the original consciousness of God's deification of the rational and irrational creature, and a corresponding corruption of the moral sense, giving the sanction of religion to natural and unnatural vices. "

Paul agrees with Noah Webster and McClintock, but he called the Ephesians “former Gentiles”… you once were separate, excluded "strangers" from Messiah and the identity of… Israel!
“Therefore remember that formerly you, the Gentiles… remember that you were at that time separate from Messiah, excluded from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world” Ephesians 2:11-12
Paul is saying a connection to Messiah is a connection to Israel. 

Jesus became famous throughout Israel after His Sabbath day Isaiah reading. Not only that, did you know Yeshua-Jesus taught from the Torah constantly?

That includes Leviticus. So much for being done away with.

One reason He did that is the fact that Leviticus gives us the hidden clues and outline for God's redemption and sanctification plan for the planet! Leviticus is eternal, never changing and prophetic. It's instruction and teaching was in the beginning of the exodus journey and it will be fulfilled in the end.

So, before we move, on let's look at another declaration given by Yeshua Ha-Mashiach. Many Christians find it difficult, so they skip right past the words Yeshua declared to His Jewish disciples:
"I was sent only to the lost sheep of Israel" (see Matthew 15:24).
Jesus also said:
"I have other sheep that are not of this sheep pen. I must bring them also. They too will listen to my voice, and there shall be one flock and one shepherd." (See John 10:16)
Jesus continues on about the "lost" and "other" sheep...
"My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one can snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all; no one can snatch them out of my Father's hand. I and my Father are one." (See John 10:25-30)
So, like a very dear, close friend of mine always asks... "when did the lost sheep, get lost?"

There are dozens of resources for historic information about the answer and the best is the Bible.

The Biblical record points to the lost sheep of the ten tribes of northern Israel taken hostage by the Assyrians.  There's no thus saith The Lord intended, but here's a brief summary of what lines up with history and the Bible. Please, don't jump off the commentary here, history is critical to our future because prophecy is like a prism, a chiasm-like cycle. Stay with this if you are willing to consider the sojourner גָּר (ger) in the wilderness journey with the tribes (family) of Israel.

Almighty God declared prophecy a cycle when told Isaiah He declares THE end from THE beginning (Isaiah 46:10).

The ancient northern Kingdom of Israel became "lost" when they were conquered by the Assyrian monarchs. That story started thousands of years ago with Tiglath-Pileser III (also known as 'Pul' in the Bible) and Shalmaneser V. There were others too including the Assyrian rulers Sargon II and his son and successor, Sennacherib.

These Assyrian men were responsible for the lost identity of Israel's northern Kingdom, or so history thought. The Assyrian assimilation took about 20 years as the ten tribes of Northern Israel were exiled by Assyria and became known throughout history as the "Ten Lost Tribes."

Sennacherib also invaded parts of the Southern Kingdom of Judah. Archaeological records beyond the Bible show us that he captured 46 fortified towns from Judah in the south, and presumably carried those people away into Assyria and beyond into "the nations." Jerusalem was besieged, but the great city was never fully taken by the ancient Assyrian warriors.

That siege was reserved for another "beast" another anti-Bible government.

In Scripture, the northern ten tribes became known collectively by the name "Ephraim" after their banishment from northern Israel by God's hand through the Assyrians. It all started around the year 740 BC when the tribes of Reuben, Gad and the eastern half-tribe of Manasseh were carried away in the first invasion. The Biblical account gives us at least two witnesses:
"And the Elohim (God) of Israel stirred up the spirit of Pul king of Assyria, and the spirit of Tilgathpilneser king of Assyria, and he carried them away, even the Reubenites, and the Gadites, and the half tribe of Manasseh, and brought them unto Halah, and Habor, and Hara, and to the river Gozan, unto this day." (See 1Chronicles 5:26)

"In the days of Pekah king of Israel came Tiglathpileser king of Assyria, and took Ijon, and Abelbethmaachah, and Janoah, and Kedesh, and Hazor, and Gilead, and Galilee, all the land of Naphtali, and carried them captive to Assyria." (see 2Kings 15:29)
It is believed by most scholars that the diaspora concluded in 722 BC, and notably the year it began might also be reckoned as a Shemittah Year, a seventh Sabbatical year of "ceasing" or letting go. The Shemittah comes to full focus in Leviticus 25:3-4:
When you enter the land that I am giving you,
the land is to cease, a Sabbath-ceasing to YHWH.
For six years you are to sow your field,
for six years you are to prune your vineyard,
then you are to gather in its produce,
but in the seventh year
there shall be a Sabbath of Sabbath-ceasing for the land,
a Sabbath to YHWH.
The Sabbath ceasing message is connected to Exodus 20:8-11:
Remember
the Sabbath day, to hallow it.
For six days, you are to serve,
and are to make all your work,
but the seventh day
is Sabbath for YHWH your God:
... For in six days
YHWH made
the heavens and the earth,
the sea and all that is in it,
and he rested on the seventh day;
therefore YHWH gave the seventh day his blessing,
and he hallowed it.
The Shemittah of 740 BC arrived during the initial deportation of Ephraim (northern Israel's ten tribes) which began when Samaria, the ruling city of the Northern Kingdom was finally taken by Sargon II. The siege was started by Shalmaneser V and lasted three years until it ended in the defeat of Ephraim's defenders according the scroll of Kings:
"Against him came up Shalmaneser king of Assyria; and Hoshea became his servant, and gave him presents. And the king of Assyria found conspiracy in Hoshea: for he had sent messengers to So, king of Egypt, and brought no present to the king of Assyria, as he had done year by year: therefore the king of Assyria shut him up, and bound him in prison. Then the king of Assyria came up throughout all the land, and went up to Samaria, and besieged it three years. In the ninth year of Hoshea the king of Assyria took Samaria, and carried Israel away into Assyria, and placed them in Halah and in Habor by the river of Gozan, and in the cities of the Medes." (see the record of 2Kings 17:3-6)

"And the king of Assyria did carry away Israel unto Assyria and put them in Halah and in Habor by the river of Gozan, and in the cities of the Medes: because they obeyed not the voice of the LORD their God, but transgressed his covenant, and all that Moses the servant of the LORD commanded and would not hear them, nor do them." (also see 2Kings 18:11-12)
Historically, the Bible records that King Hezekiah witnessed the destruction of the northern Kingdom of Israel by Sargon's Assyrians in 720 BC and an Assyrian cuneiform backs up the Biblical record as another witness. The cuneiform states that over 20,000 captives were taken from Samaria by the armies of Sargon II. That detailed record is literally set in stone as Sargon inscribed his initial campaign on the walls of the royal palace at Dur-Sarraku (Khorsabad):
"In my first year of reign the people of Samaria to the number of 27,290... I carried away. Fifty chariots for my royal equipment I selected. The city I rebuilt. I made it greater than it was before. People of the lands I had conquered I settled therein. My official (Tartan) I placed over them as governor. (L.ii.4.) (Luckenbill, Daniel David. Ancient Records of Assyria and Babylon)".
This is not just ancient history, because prophecy in the Bible is not linear, it cycles. What goes around comes around, the end is seen from the beginning. There's nothing new under the sun.

There's a connection to the past and it prophetically cycles into our future - so take note, the Assyrian's are still here with a new name. They are three frogs, nations known by the modern names of Syria, Iraq and Iran interwoven with a chaos of terror ultimately against God's land. That hate terror extends today as it did long ago from Iran in the east to Turkey in the west.

Prophecy declares the Messiah of Israel will fulfill the ultimate promise of restoration of the Davidic kingdom, so the terrorists will fail when they try to wipe Israel off the map and push them into the sea.

No matter what Iran, Hamas, Hezbollah or others in jihadist land attempt, the tent of David will be reunited and restored one day and Jerusalem will be a city greater than its former glory and God's House of Prayer for all nations will be restored!!

It will be so because God said so. He created the heavens and the earth and He made a covenant promise with Abraham that the God Of Israel passed on to Isaac. Abba Father passed it on to Jacob. That covenant is the Holy Promised Land we now know as modern Israel. But it is not only that tiny land we know today, it is the land inheritance tracing Abraham's faith walk whose promise extends from the Euphrates to the edge of Egypt. 

Take a look at any mideast map of Abraham's journeys and you will see the entire land grant that started from Ur of the Chaldees that extended to the edge of Egypt. Abraham's footsteps are the true boundary lines.

It's no wonder those same boundaries have come into global prominence since 1948.


Since the days of Genesis and Balak until now, 
godless people have done everything in their power 
to curse the Jewish people and divide the land 
of the Jewish people.


Rest assured, a day is coming when Messiah, our Lord and our Savior is going return as a warrior in a cloud fire of glory to complete the assignment given to Joshua. Yeshua will restore "all" Israel within His Kingdom.

If you doubt it, that's OK, but check out Isaiah 11:
Then it will happen on that day that the Lord
Will again recover the second time with His hand
The remnant of His people, who will remain,
From Assyria, Egypt, Pathros, Cush, Elam, Shinar, Hamath,
And from the islands of the sea.

And He will lift up a standard for the nations
And assemble the banished ones of Israel,
And will gather the dispersed of Judah
From the four corners of the earth.

Then the jealousy of Ephraim will depart,
And those who harass Judah will be cut off;
Ephraim will not be jealous of Judah,
And Judah will not harass Ephraim.
Isaiah 11:11-13
The disciples knew this great promise from Isaiah. They understood the restoration of Ephraim and Judah. That's why they asked their Master Rabbi Yeshua the Nazarene this BIG question:
"Will you at this time restore the kingdom to Israel?" Acts 1:6
This question revealed the heart of their Kingdom gospel hope. They were looking for Kingdom restoration, yet many skip over their question, not realizing the hidden truth in it.

There is a 40 Jubilee window closing in on their question today.

The Biblical threads are all nearly woven in place and they need to be understood by watchmen. For that reason, this narrative is extensive and it may not be for you if you sit in a complacent corner of believing the future is not connected to the Bible despite God's word to the contrary and the hint of sulphur in the air.

The Biblical cycle of Jubilee "restoration" is a core Torah teaching that needs to be understood and Jesus set it in motion in that synagogue almost two prophetic days ago.

Since this is such a BIG DEAL IN THE BIBLE, it's VERY IMPORTANT for you despite the fact that the Jubilee may have fallen off your day timer, forgotten in time, but if you have found yourself "climbing the wall" of Jerusalem as a watchman, let's get started and consider what's ahead.

First, let's look further at the seven year Shemittah instruction.

It is a foundation of the Yovel, the Jubilee because there is no Jubilee without the seven Shemittah countdown, so the risk of Shemittah ignorance is huge!

The Shemittah 'rest' is a Sabbath year. It is the focus of the Torah's instruction about God's seven sevens, the 49 year time-cycle leading up to the grand 50th year. As noted, the Jubilee Year instruction given in Leviticus 25:8-19.

Not only that, an important instruction that will be fulfilled at the final Feast of Ingathering (Tabernacles) is The Kingdom of God has the good news:
And Moses commanded them, at the end of every seven years, at the set time in the year of release, at the Feast of Booths, when all Israel comes to appear before the LORD your God at the place that he will choose, you shall read this law before all Israel in their hearing. 
Assemble the people, men, women, and little ones, and the sojourner within your towns, that they may hear and learn to fear the LORD your God, and be careful to do all the words of this law, and that their children, who have not known it, may hear and learn to fear the LORD your God, as long as you live in the land that you are going over the Jordan to possess.” Deuteronomy 31:10-13
The thing to see here is that in the seventh Jubilee under God's instruction is to take precedence, and when that happens, sin debts will be banished!! It is the time that God will provide a renewal, a fresh start, free of "debt" as He focuses everyone attention on His Promised Land and His covenants.

Think about that for a minute. The Jubilee is astounding for tomorrow.

Consider too, where we are now.

It is pretty scary to realize not only has our highest court ruled against the Bible, we are experiencing the greatest sin "debt" in US history and it will do nothing but grow. Our national debt is an indicator of our spiritual condition as our crimes against God's Word are the real debt. It's scary to realize that the global debt vortex of tossing prayer and the Bible from our public schools ties to our adultery, homosexuality and abortion. These crimes are acceptable in our society now along with other false-god scenarios right here in the world's bread basket we call the United States of America.

Are we One Nation under God? Not exactly, not even close.

There's time, but not much. We can learn the lesson of the ten lost tribes and repent and I believe many will, but like ancient Ephraim, many will not!

Money is a reflection of our spiritual debt. Believe it or not, American debt spending will soon exceed our own GDP as reported by the U.S. Bureau of Public Debt. This debt 'storm' germinated from Bretton Woods in 1945 at the end of World War II. Interestingly, Bretton Woods' 70th year anniversary will arrive in the year 2015 and coincidentally the UN will hold its Jubilee General Session.

Don't lose heart. Remember these words from Psalm 9:9-11:
"The LORD also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble. And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee: for thou, LORD, hast not forsaken them that seek thee. Sing praises to the LORD, which dwelleth in Zion: declare among the people his doings."
Although they ignore it now, the governments of this world will learn to observe God's Word and follow His instruction to let go of all debt and sin, but it will require grave tribulation to wake us up. Those that govern the planet increase debt in opposition to God, but that will all change in God's Kingdom.

Today, in the U.S. alone, the face of our Federal debt clock spirals beyond comprehension like our sin with numbers so large that they have no real meaning and soon it will get much worse just like our spiritual condition that will lead us into disease. Our national debt is incomprehensible in both money and faith, in fact the coming trouble is so big we can't grasp its magnitude.

But this message is not about money, not at all. Daniel 5:25 gives us the handwriting on our wall:

“Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin”
Measure, Measure, Weigh, Divide.

Daniel explained the meaning: "This is the interpretation of the thing: MENE; God hath numbered thy kingdom, and finished it. TEKEL; Thou art weighed in the balances, and art found wanting. PERES; Thy kingdom is divided, and given to the Medes and Persians."

I'm afraid this handwriting will be seen across the planet with a link to Iran.

I'm not certain, but we must consider the writing on the wall.


This commentary is NOT about "setting" a date. 
It is about "keeping watch."


Here in America, unless we repent of our national sins, we will be weighed in the balance like Babylon of old. As I stated, we have a grave debt because we have thrown prayer and the Bible out of our public arenas, we have legalized immorality, pornography and mass murder by abortion just like the ancient Baal worshippers that pervaded in the allotment given to the tribe of Dan in northern Israel long ago.

Legalizing same-sex Sodom-like marriage is likely next on the horizon as many U.S. states now grapple with approving the sin of Sodom.

In fact, Vermont (September 1, 2009), New Hampshire (January 1, 2010) as well as Washington D.C. (March 3, 2010) have already legalized same-sex marriage as have ten other nations around the planet. For America, the next step away from God's mantel of protection may be as unavoidable as the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah. We are living in dark times and the smell of sulfur is on the horizon if America continues to choose to embrace deceptive sin as our Supreme Court decision of law.

My view: the final upharsin straw of plague will be our nation's stated goal to divide Israel to form a Palestinian State for peace and security while forgetting God's promise to Abraham.

The false god of money based on the worship of capital has caused many to wander from faith. Believe me I know -- I did this for many years. I'm afraid we will make that debt a part of the upharsin plan.

Not only that, many have pierced and tattooed themselves with a curse. God will number our kingdom with handwriting on the wall from Babylon if we do not repent, weighing America in His balance of justice when he finds us sick morally. Moral sickness will result in plague and pestilence unless we repent. God will toss our American kingdom into exile, we must repent!!

If we don't, God will use the nations that hate us like a winnowing fork because He declares the end from the beginning. The lesson from the Bible and history is that we must prepare for trouble as every national sin we adopt in our laws puts our nation deeper in our debt to sin and in harm's way of a curse of pestilence and plague that we are bringing on ourselves.

The good news... God's mercy and grace can forgive our sin if we return to seek Him and repent. Don't wait for the time of trouble to come, turn back now, before it's too late. Write your Congressman ask them to repent too and ask for the Almighty's mercy and grace. We must restore prayer and the Bible in our schools and public places and we must condemn and do away with abortion before its too late.

You can participate. Start by turn your life over to Messiah Yeshua and He will take away your debt to sin. Then get busy. Faith REQUIRES action!

This is a call for Judah too. These are not my words. As a nation, Israel will one day call out to Yeshua. Perhaps at the end of the 40 Jubilees they will say: 'LORD, save us! LORD, grant us success!" (Psalm 118:25) and He will, even greater they they have seen after the Holocaust!!

Yeshua declares this as He quotes from Psalm 118:26:
"Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who kill the prophets and stone those sent to you, how often I have longed to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, and you were not willing. Look, your house is left to you desolate. For I tell you, you will not see me again until you say, 'Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.'" Matthew 23:37-39 NIV
We have all turned the wrong way burdened with sin's debt but its time for restoration!


There is a direct link to this debt and our dimming morals.
We are 'falling away' just as Europe has before us.
The so-called church is crumbling one stone at a time.


We are becoming a modern reflection of ancient Babylon's moral bankruptcy. Our faith and morals have faded in America and abroad with each passing year.

In our generation, American entropy began when prayer was outlawed in our public schools during the 1960's. It accelerated in moral decay when murder by abortion was legalized in 1973, and get this, seven years later in 1980, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Ten Commandments were banned for display in our public schools! That is a covenant protection breaker and 40 years may be the time allowed before judgment begins to arrive.

Each of these is a mystery falling away before the tribulation countdown to the grand Jubilee.

During our near 50 year period of national moral "release," America’s share of the world’s GDP which was about 50% of global output after World War II.

Our GDP fell down the economic cliff to 25% of global GDP in the 1970's. It's now fallen to 22% with the 0% interest rate policies implemented during 2008. To pump us up in false hope, the Fed has pressed on with "quantitative easing" but in the end, our debt-enraged printing presses will release an economic death spiral. In the end, our monetary injections will only delay the inevitable, but this is to about money. It's about our moral condition, our spiritual landslide.

We all know our country's financial liabilities rose to the forefront of every news headline two years ago in 2008, just seven years after 9/11. Now, our debt exceeds any ability to repay without a Jubilee miracle. 

Worse than that, our moral crimes point toward the legalization of homosexual marriage, once again opposing God's Word and the Biblical teaching of marriage between a man and a woman that leads to life.

We are re-living the days when the families of Israel lived in slavery and unjust rule before the "Exodus" when children were murdered by a Pharaoh's decree. Exodus 1:22 shows us the words of the Pharaoh. It was not unlike the so called so-called supreme ruling of Roe v. Wade. Both give the death message, "throw the children into the Nile."

Step back and think about what may be happening before our eyes... same sex marriage will only lead to death like it did in Sodom. When there is no conception, there is no birth because there's no life posterity in homosexuality. Posterity is a Constitution promise and we are playing into haSatan's scheme, trying to kill ourselves in a deceptive suicide pattern we call "gay rights" and "family planning."

Children are the first commandment because they give life to the blue planet:
"So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply..." Genesis 1:27-28
Marriage was defined by our Creator:
"Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh." Genesis 2:24
To ignore God's word, much less His first instruction for man and woman to become one flesh is a grave sin that leads to death. If we legalize same-sex marriage you see me write against it he to sound the shofar again against a not so Supreme Court that makes bad choices and shout out another shofar of repentance to return to the things that remain which is God's Word.

Marriage is holy. We are embarking on a huge sin and I'm afraid this debt could bring on a "black" horse pestilence plague. The Revelation prophecy of the "black horse" is that its rider must go through great duress before repentance is heard. That reality is the result of moral decline and right now its a ticking time bomb.

A great revival requires repentance from this chaos. We must wake up and realize that God's way is the only way that remains!

Regarding all blessings and curses, our Creator means what He says. 

God gives the blessing and we bring the curses on ourselves.

On the blessing promise of the Jubilee, His words recorded by Moses in Leviticus still stand tall:
“You shall count seven weeks of years, seven times seven years, so that the time of the seven weeks of years shall give you forty-nine years. Then you shall sound the loud trumpet on the tenth day of the seventh month. On the Day of Atonement you shall sound the trumpet throughout all your land.

And you shall consecrate the fiftieth year, and proclaim liberty throughout the land to all its inhabitants. It shall be a jubilee for you, when each of you shall return to his property and each of you shall return to his clan. That fiftieth year shall be a jubilee for you; in it you shall neither sow nor reap what grows of itself nor gather the grapes from the undressed vines. For it is a Jubilee. It shall be holy to you.

You may eat the produce of the field. In this year of jubilee each of you shall return to his property. And if you make a sale to your neighbor or buy from your neighbor, you shall not wrong one another." Leviticus 25:8-14
Pay attention to God's promise!!

During the final Jubilee, we will not wrong one another, but it's after that Jubilee that He declares: the years may be many and you shall fear your God, for I AM The Lord:
"You shall pay your neighbor according to the number of years after the jubilee, and he shall sell to you according to the number of years for crops. If the years are many, you shall increase the price, and if the years are few, you shall reduce the price, for it is the number of the crops that he is selling to you. You shall not wrong one another, but you shall fear your God, for I am the LORD your God. "Therefore you shall do my statutes and keep my rules and perform them, and then you will dwell in the land securely." Leviticus 25:15-18
All is not doom and gloom. I have a question. Will the end of forty Jubilees since Capernaum mark the beginning of the end to Jerusalem's exile on the global stage? I think so because it s a sign of coming redemption.

You may not have ever noticed it before now but as stated, the Jubilee instruction of God's Torah contains a hidden message from The Lord's Prayer:
“Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
And forgive us our debts,
as we also have forgiven our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from the evil one."
Forgive our "debts" as we forgive our "debtors"... lead us not into temptation, "deliver us" from the evil one. This is all about healing and restoration. It's hard to understand it, but the "church" has persecuted Judah for nearly 2,000 years. That must end too, we must become friends.

Take note here, don't laugh this off: in Matthew 6:13, the Greek word for temptation is "peirasmos," it means "adversity, affliction and trouble." It also means "testing." In addition, that word "debt" is from the Greek word "opheilēma." It is defined as that which is justly or legally due... the Greek transliteration of "ponēros" is evil. 

Evil leads to the curse of hardship, a time full of peril causing pain and great trouble.

I pray you can see it's critical to look at the original meaning in the word treasures we can find in the Scriptures, they can open our eyes and knock off the blinders to the truth if we will just look and listen to them.

Some 1,500 years after the Lord's Prayer was taught on a hillside in Galilee whe Yeshua's fame spread up through Syria, the Protestant reformation began. That was 1517, it started with Luther's "95 Theses" but that reformation was not enough, we followed in the path of Constantine like Luther ended up doing and we removed great Jewish teachings. The Lord's prayer is one of them and its precepts have been foundational to Jewish faith for thousands of years.

The Church of England led a falling way and insisted on taking the books of 1 and 2 Maccabees out of Biblical publication in the 1800's as the "Apocrypha" was tossed out of our reformed memory.

The history of the Maccabees may not be considered Scripture, but the lessons found in these amazing manuscripts remain good and worth heeding today:
"Since, therefore, we are about to celebrate the purification, we write to you. Will you therefore please keep the days? It is God who has saved all his people, and has returned the inheritance to all, and the kingship and priesthood and consecration, as he promised through the law. For we have hope in God that he will soon have mercy upon us and will gather us from everywhere under heaven into his holy place, for he has rescued us from great evils and has purified the place." 2 Maccabees 2:16-18
Amazingly, Almighty God gave us His Torah, His teaching and instruction and in it, The Father gives us His Heavenly plan of restoration. The Torah is His Kingdom constitution and the Jubilee instruction found in Leviticus 25 defines the promise at the end of planet's debacle.

God's way is the only way to promise!

The Torah is God’s model for living on this planet and He gave it to "Israel" including the ger, the sojourners with them to live out and to teach to the nations of the world. That remains the assignment.

Take note of what you see in Leviticus, a Jubilee also has the purpose to proclaim freedom:
“And you shall sanctify the fiftieth year, and proclaim freedom throughout the land for all who live on it.”
The Jubilee is sanctified in the 50th year with freedom for all living under God's authority, not man's opinions and traditions. That release in freedom will occurs after the final seven year Shemittah count and it will be tied by God's voice to Messiah's Jubilee declaration long ago.

So, if you are willing, let's take the narrow road and another look at the Biblical record as God declared northern Israel’s (Ephraim’s) judgment for idolatry and sin debt. The days following the future Jubilee will prove to be the Biblical marker in "the beginning of the end" regarding the exile of God's word in the church. I do not mean the end of the world, not at all, and certainly not a 'rapture escape' as many proclaim, but the end of ignoring Torah and the beginning of healing the dividing wall between Jew and non-Jew.

After all, a Jubilee is a family reunion!! Ultimately, it will be the restoration of the division of the nations and Judah as plainly described in Isaiah 11.

One day, it will be the time to declare not the beginning of the end, but the end of wandering in the wilderness and that points to Forty Jubilees.

It is about the end of family galut [exile] as the children of God are separated from each other using Messiah as a dividing wall. One day, the end of the divide will wipe away the wall of separation between brothers. 

Today, we label ourselves as Jew and Gentile, but one day they will be before Messiah standing as "one new man."

We may not see this soon, but perhaps we will become aware of the beginning and rest assured, we will all see the Jubilee come forth one day. The prophets declare this truth.

Ezekiel writes about this miracle in these verses from Ezekiel 37:21-28:
"Thus saith the Lord GOD: Behold, I will take the children of Israel from among the nations, whither they are gone, and will gather them on every side, and bring them into their own land; and I will make them one nation in the land, upon the mountains of Israel, and one king shall be king to them all; and they shall be no more two nations, neither shall they be divided into two kingdoms any more at all; neither shall they defile themselves any more with their idols, nor with their detestable things, nor with any of their transgressions; but I will save them out of all their dwelling-places, wherein they have sinned, and will cleanse them; so shall they be My people, and I will be their God. 
And My servant David shall be king over them, and they all shall have one shepherd; they shall also walk in Mine ordinances, and observe My statutes, and do them. And they shall dwell in the land that I have given unto Jacob My servant, wherein your fathers dwelt; and they shall dwell therein, they, and their children, and their children's children, for ever; and David My servant shall be their prince for ever. 
Moreover I will make a covenant of peace with them--it shall be an everlasting covenant with them; and I will establish them, and multiply them, and will set My sanctuary in the midst of them for ever. My dwelling-place also shall be over them; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people. And the nations shall know that I am the LORD that sanctify Israel, when My sanctuary shall be in the midst of them for ever."

To begin to understand this miracle and the exile mystery, 
we have to believe God when He says 
He declares the end from the beginning.


In Egypt before the Exodus, Israel went through the tribulation of slavery before God called both native born and stranger out of the oppression into the wilderness. At that time, God instructed everyone on the scene how to walk near Him into the Kingdom. But some did not all listen along the way, so the journey took 40 years and a mystery is found in the scrolls of the Torah declared in the wilderness with a seven-year cycle declared by Almighty God.

To understand the judgment of northern Israel, it's important to know our Creator declared an initial period of judgment, a probation based on a penalty of 390 years. Just read Ezekiel 4:5-6 for yourself and you will see the original timeline, but because the House of Joseph aka “Ephraim” did not repent when given the chance during the trial period, so God’s multiplication of seven came into play.

The Lord is patient but time ran out, so the 390 years were multiplied seven times by the Torah requirement for additional judgment that stood against a 'harlot' people. This (7x) multiplier is shown at least four times in God's instruction manual (Leviticus 26:18, Leviticus 26:21, Leviticus 26:24 and Leviticus 26:28):
"And if ye will not yet for all this hearken unto me, then I will punish you seven times more for your sins."

"And if ye walk contrary unto me, and will not hearken unto me; I will bring seven times more plagues upon you according to your sins."

"Then will I also walk contrary unto you, and will punish you yet seven times for your sins."

"Then I will walk contrary unto you also in fury; and I, even I, will chastise you seven times for your sins."
Israel was warned they knew the rulebook but ignored it. God righteously multiplied the 390 years to a full period of judgment (7 x 390 = 2,730) due to the lack of repentance. So, did the the 2,730 conclude?

Perhaps the judgment factor of seven (7) is seen again in Revelation as the "Seven Judgments" during the Tribulation timeline that Jeremiah 30:7 calls "Jacob's trouble." God’s key number is seven, just as mankind was given the number six. Mankind was given life on the 6th day, so that man’s number. 

The thing is this: six always falls short of seven, always has, always will, just as “all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23).

The 7x penalty was also declared at a national level for the "captives" that Jesus (Yeshua) spoke of to be freed from sin while reading from the scroll of Isaiah in that Galilean synagogue. He spoke of sin, and He spoke of exile due to sin but he read the "declaration" promise of liberty:
"The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound..." Isaiah 61:1
If we dig deeper, we might see that in addition to ending spiritual captivity to sin, Messiah Yeshua is also speaking literally to those ten tribe "captives." He spoke from the words of Ezekiel and the history of the scattered family of the nations of northern Israel that had turned their back on God. Because of that, the northern tribes were exiled from the Promised Land some seven centuries before His Sabbath reading from the Isaiah scroll.

Keep in mind too, The Lord told Ezekiel to physically act out judgment timelines to show everyone His plan. This is how God always works with Israel. They literally live what God will ultimately accomplish for Israel and the adopted strangers joined with them. The reason, God wants to save the world, not just redeem a part of it, yet He chose to use one family to accomplish His goals for all. That is Judah.

They are a mystery witness to the nations (gowry) that consider themselves disconnected from Israel today.

Here's the thing. Almighty God instructed Ezekiel to lay on his right side for 390 days, one day each for the 390 years of iniquity by the northern tribes of Israel known in the Scriptures as the house of Ephraim who was one of Joseph's sons adopted by his father Jacob. That is why they are also called the house of Joseph.

The prophet literally lived out their judgment period on his side.

Paul wrote Timothy and told him this… “we must know that all Scripture is written for correction and for reproof.” Here, rabbi Paul is teaching anyone that will listen, that God is unquestionably serious about His word including His correction judgment. And just like Israel in the wilderness, God required that Ezekiel live out the future and the timeframe of reproof so we could understand His plan and trust His words today.

I believe it's the current generation, that's you and me, that are the final "generation" of Ezekiel's timeframe, after all, its been 2,720 years since the exile of Northern Israel by the Persians. The judgment timeline has expired.

So, we need to understand what that means. God repeats the importance of His (7x) judgments not just once, twice or three times but He repeats His warning of judgment four times (4x) in Leviticus for a reason! Let’s look again at His word for the proof. It is worth repeating because four is a Messianic number:
"And if you will not yet for all this listen to me, then I will punish you seven times more for your sins."

"And if you walk contrary unto me, and will not listen to me; I will bring seven times more plagues upon you according to your sins."

"Then will I also walk contrary unto you, and will punish you yet seven times for your sins."

"Then I will walk contrary unto you also in fury; and I, even I, will chastise you seven times for your sins." 
Again, see Leviticus 26:18, Leviticus 26:21, Leviticus 26:24 and Leviticus 26:28.
The Torah of God teaches us something very important, repetition means God is serious and plague is in the picture according to our sin. 

Four times we are told that judgment follows by a factor of seven and plague is certain so we have a problem too, it comes from our own Supreme Court. 

I'm not sure, but perhaps our Creator's use of 4 and 7 might point to us to another timeline:

Interestingly, "the Jewish sages" taught that at the end of a seven year cycle, the son of David will come to judge darkness. (It's not the Bible, but just look at Sanhedrin 97a).

Confused, don't be, you might want to pause and take a deep breath because we all need to know that due to our own national lack of repentance, by turning from God and by failing to return to God's ways, America and other nations may soon be suffering like a sick harlot if we continue to reject the walk of our Holy God. 

This is not my word and its not a prophecy, it is the way the Bible shows us God always warns people because He is a loving Father and He wants us to all repent and be well!

Listen to Him... WE MUST REPENT NOW!!

Hear and heed His warnings as we head toward the another Jubilee that follows a count of seven sevens. It's time to repent, to return to "the way" of Messiah and The Lord. His way remains, we must keep it.

As we have already seen, history tells us the Assyrian conquest of the ten tribes of Northern Israel occurred sometime "around" 722 BC, so this national chastisement, this banishment ended sometime "around" the Six Day War of 1967 !!

To understand that, we need to look at the Biblical or "creation" calendar vs. our western Gregorian calendar year. Use of the term Biblical calendar considers the concept of "prophetic time" as measured on a Biblical calendar year of 360 days.

Think back to 1967, as noted it was the year of the "Six Day War" and the year Jerusalem was restored to the 19 year old Jewish nation. Many people are familiar with this prophecy:
"Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy. Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince shall be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times." Daniel 9:24-25
Daniel declares that Messiah will make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy. Jesus did that and the timeline given was seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks (483) Biblical years after God's decree to rebuild Jerusalem.

Prophecy is like a prism, so there's much more to the wall building in a troublous time.

Look at history. In 1535 AD, when Jerusalem was a part of the Ottoman Empire, Sultan Suleiman ordered the city walls of Jerusalem to be rebuilt. The re-construction started that year and concluded in 1538. The Sultan's walls are the Ottoman repairs we see today in Jerusalem at the Western Wall.

Those big bricks above the plaza are the work of Suleiman, not Solomon.

Amazingly, if we add threescore and two weeks (62) Biblical weeks of years to 1538, we arrive at 1966, the very year that preceded 1967 when the world witnessed Israel's victory during the Six-Day War as Jerusalem came under Israeli control exactly 100 years (two Jubilees) after British archaeologist Charles Warren led the British archaeology mission in Jerusalem to measure the city.

In 1867, Warren, a British archeologist and surveyor by trade conducted the first major excavations of Jerusalem. Warren discovered the lost City of David buried underground just south of the Temple Mount. His most renown discovery was a water shaft leading to Hezekiah's underground water tunnel. Today, it is named after him and it's known as Warren's Shaft. In 1876, he finally published his findings in a report with map illustrations of the survey for the General Committee of the Palestine Exploration Fund titled "Underground Jerusalem."

In it, Warren reports on his time spent in Jerusalem and he noted the population of Jerusalem estimating the large majority (50%) as 10,000 Jews. He even counted all the merchant shops in Jerusalem by their trade. He wrote and asked a curious question: 

"Of 62 tailors, 34 are Jews, 10 are Greek, 10 are Latin. Where do the Moslems get their clothes made?"

Fast forward from 1867 by 100 years, Yitzchak Rabin describes the moment Israeli soldiers reached the Western Wall on Wednesday June 7th 1967:
"There was one moment in the Six-Day War which symbolized the great victory: that was the moment in which the first paratroopers — under Gur's command — reached the stones of the Western Wall, feeling the emotion of the place; there never was, and never will be, another moment like it. Nobody staged that moment. Nobody planned it in advance. Nobody prepared it and nobody was prepared for it; it was as if Providence had directed the whole thing: the paratroopers weeping — loudly and in pain — over their comrades who had fallen along the way, the words of the Kaddish prayer heard by Western Wall's stones after 19 years of silence, tears of mourning, shouts of joy, and the singing of "Hatikvah."
One event in 1967 at the Western Wall has not been widely publicized. After reaching the wall, the Israeli military, without government orders to do so, proceeded to demolish the Moroccan Quarter that blocked direct access to the Wailing Wall. Bulldozers took down the run-down alley way sheds and structures including the old Sheikh Eid Mosque and one of Jerusalem's oldest Islamic schools. 

Everything was knocked down to make way for today's Western Wall plaza. If you are wondering why the IDF was inspired to move so quickly, Chaim Herzog, who later became Israel's 6th President describes the reason:
"When we visited the Wailing Wall we found a toilet attached to it... we decided to remove it and from this we came to the conclusion that we could evacuate the entire area in front of the Wailing Wall... a historical opportunity that will never return ... We knew that the following Saturday, June 14, would be the Jewish festival of Shavuot and that many will want to come to pray... it all had to be completed by then."
Get this: at the same time these momentous freedom events occurred at the Western Wall during the 50 day counting of the Omer to Pentecost in 1967, millions of young people in America and around the world were suddenly joining the “Jesus Movement.”

During the genesis of the "Jesus Movement" many young people started calling themselves "Jesus Freaks." These included many "hippies" turning away from the drug and sex culture of the day. They did this as a result of the "Jesus Movement" which by most accounts ironically began in 1967 with the opening of a small independent evangelical mission called the "Living Room" in San Francisco's Haight Ashbury district. The movement quickly spread across the West Coast and then swept the nation.

Another event arose at this same time that continues today.

Home churches began to explode in countries including China, Vietnam, India, Cuba, Brazil and Africa. These house churches began to increase in growing numbers in the Philippines and throughout Europe. The "house church movement" in China is also known as "the local churches" which began with Watchman Nee. 

Have you heard of him?

Today, the house church movement has encompassed large parts of the Muslim world too, hidden and protected behind doors due to the risks of hostility, persecution, arrest and even death. That reminds me of the doors that protected the first born in Egypt.

Believe it or not, nearly 50 years after the Jesus Movement began in San Francisco, Iran's capital city Tehran became a global focal point in the "house church" movement. The reason, Muslims need the real Jesus not the Isa of Islam. In Iran, discipleship is largely led by women turning from Islamic oppression to amazing women of bold faith and prayer in a church without walls. They all love Israel and the Jewish people too. They understand the truth, Yeshua the Jew is the Messiah of the God of Israel and God wants to save the world.

Incredibly, at the same 1967 time marker, many Jewish people began to call on the name of Yeshua as their Jewish Messiah. This began in home gatherings on the Sabbath across the globe including Israel. Yet, they do not walk away from their Jewish heritage.

Take note: the amazing thing is that all this started in 1967, some 2,720 years after the Assyrians took the "House of Israel" captive in 722 BC-740 BC. 

This calculation uses a Biblical calendar of 360 days and shows us that the Jubilee year of 1967 is a fulcrum point in prophecy and world events.

This is a Jubilee connection with spiritual revival around the globe after restoration began at the Western Wall in Jerusalem.

These amazing events are all linked to the word of the Prophets about the restoration of the whole House of Israel and the fallen tent of David including the prophetic messages seen in Ezekiel 36-37; Psalms 88:3, 115:12l Isaiah 63:7; Jeremiah 3:18, 18:6, 23:8, Jeremiah 31:31-33 and more.

And to top it off, most theologians, Jewish or not, agree that 1967 was a Jubilee Year.

For thousands of years, it was thought that the Jubilee timeline was lost. Yet, if we reconsider history and the Bible, we might begin to see that these events tie to the prophetic mystery of God's instruction to Ezekiel to lie on his side 390 days and bear iniquity at the walls of Jerusalem:


"Lie thou also upon thy left side, and lay the iniquity of the house of Israel upon it: [according] to the number of the days that thou shalt lie upon it thou shalt bear their iniquity."


"For I have laid upon thee the years of their iniquity, according to the number of the days, three hundred and ninety days: so shalt thou bear the iniquity of the house of Israel. And when thou hast accomplished them, lie again on thy right side, and thou shalt bear the iniquity of the house of Judah forty days: I have appointed thee each day for a year. 
Therefore thou shalt set thy face toward the siege of Jerusalem, and thine arm [shall be] uncovered, and thou shalt prophesy against it. And, behold, I will lay bands upon thee, and thou shalt not turn thee from one side to another, till thou hast ended the days of thy siege." Ezekiel 4:4-8
Incredibly, two Shemittah sevens (14 years) "after" the Jubilee events of 1967, the City of Jerusalem was restored as the Capital City of Israel in 1980. It was declared by the Knesset's passing of the Basic Law: Jerusalem Capital of Israel. This law was declared by The Knesset (the assembly) on July 30th in the same year we turned our backs in America against the Ten Commandments. Consider this: since 1980, say that more Jewish people have come to know the "Jewish" Jesus as Messiah Yeshua both in Israel and around the world than over the past 2,000 years.

But what about those forty years for Judah that were declared to Ezekiel??

Is it a coincidence that 40 Biblical years after 1967, the oldest and most respected Rabbi in Israel died at age 108? That was just four years ago in 2006.

I first read about Yitzchak Kaduri's amazing story in a magazine called "Israel Today" from an article by its editor Aviel Schneider. Kaduri lived in a very modest neighborhood in Jerusalem, yet some 300,000 people attended his funeral and rejoiced about his life. Get this: Kaduri was born in Baghdad, Iraq, the ancient home of the 70 year exile of Judah's captivity in Babylon, but Kaduri left Iraq in 1923 and died in Jerusalem no longer in exile.

The amazing rabbi left a handwritten note telling his followers he had met Mashiach (Messiah) and that he knew his name and he would reveal it.  Kaduri's simple handwritten note was:

ירים העם ויוכיח שדברו ותורתו עומדים 

When translated a year after his death it says: "He will raise the people and confirm that his word and law are standing."

The name formed by the first letter of each Hebrew word is what got the attention of everyone that knew of Kaduri, it spells the Hebrew name "Yĕhôshúa" יְהוֹשׁוּעַ that is the name many know as Joshua that is found over 200 times in your Bible including Nehemiah 8:17. It is the formal Hebrew name of Jesus that is shortened in Aramaic to Yeshua יֵשׁוּעַ.

I mention Nehemiah's verse because it seems to describes Kaduri's return from Iraq (Babylon) to his humble home in Jerusalem and the great celebration of his life at his funeral:
"The entire assembly of those who had returned from the captivity made booths and lived in them. The sons of Israel had indeed not done so from the days of Yehoshua the son of Nun to that day. And there was great rejoicing."
Perhaps, if we step back at look at the God picture, we can see that the Jubilee release is very real. Not only that, the physical restoration of Jerusalem is tied to the beginning of restoration of both Jew and non-Jew in friendship. We are in the beginning of the generation of the one new man, the children that believe in God and each other.

As we reconsider the monumental Jubilee events of 1967, let's look back 50 years to the Jubilee year of 1917. It was the year of the Balfour Declaration that set the foundation for the re-establishment of the state of Israel. Lord Balfour was like a modern day Cyrus.

So, what might we expect following the next Jubilee??

It will be about Jerusalem. The Bible tells us a Jubilee begins after the counting of 49 years (7 Shemittah years) and it is the year following, the 50th year (see Exodus 19:10-13). The counting to the Jubilee is debated among many as to whether the Jubilee stands alone as a 50th year or if it is inclusive of the first year of counting to the next. The issue, some say is that the fiftieth year is the first year of the next seven-year cycle of seven years of counting. Others disagree stating the 50th year stands alone, if you ask me God, has answered that question in Jerusalem.

The Jubilee year does not appear to stand alone and interrupt the Sabbath year cycle which is a sequence of seven years and a multiple of seven years.

Sir Isaac Newton studied the Scriptures endlessly and He wanted no interpreter to stand between his understanding and the Word of God, because of that he became fluent in Hebrew.

In his treatise on the book of Daniel he states: "... Daniel reckons by weeks of years, which is a way of reckoning peculiar to the Jewish years. For as their days ran by sevens, and the last day of every seven was a sabbath; so their years ran by sevens, and the last year of every seven was a sabbatical year, and seven such weeks of years made a Jubilee."

As to Jubilee counting, Newton sounds like a math genius if you ask me.

Each Jubilee count parallels the count up to 'Shavuot' (Pentecost). The Day of Pentecost (50th) is the feast of "Shavuot" that God declares to the world in Leviticus. This day is also called the Feast of Weeks. It arrives at the end of seven weeks or 49 days of counting up after the Sabbath following Passover, (not Easter by the way, but that another story).

Just like Shavuot, the Jubilee depends on the counting up of seven consecutive Sabbaths, but instead of weeks, the Jubilee is a count of seven weeks of years. The Jubilee is time dependent on the seventh "Sabbath" year counting. In this way, the Jubilee pattern uniquely aligned with Shavuot when the Spirit of God was poured out in Jerusalem on the Jewish disciples of Yeshua HaMashiach on the 50th day of the Omer Count.

That 50th Shavuot day, almost 40 Jubilees ago, God's Spirit poured out on Jerusalem at the Temple Mount over Messiah's emissaries like flames descending with the gifts of the Set-Apart Spirit to empower them to be a light to the world to spread the word of truth and declare their Jewish Messiah.

Believe it or not, the disciple that the book of Acts describes as speaking before the Jerusalem crowd at Shavuot that day was not named Peter by his Jewish parents, because both his name and nickname are not English. "The rock" is pronounced as Chephas was his nickname given by Yeshua. The name Peter is a derivative of the Greek Πετρος (Petros) meaning "stone" in Aramaic, but his give name was Shim'on bar-Yonah and he was never known as a "Christian" preacher, he was 100% Jewish, Torah observant and a follower of Yeshua in the way.

His fellow disciple that later led the congregation in Jerusalem was not called James either, his real name was Ya'aqov (aka Jacob). Other names of the disciples included: Yochanan (John), Mattithyahu (Matthew), Bar-Tolmay (Bartholomew), Yehuda (Judas), Tau'ma (Thomas) and Shim'on (Simon).

These men were all Jewish men from start to finish, they never started a new religion, they simply saw Yeshua as the Jewish Messiah.

That is critical if we want to understand the connection between the 49 days of the Omer Count up to Shavuot and the 49 years of counting up to a Jubilee, which means we have to think like a Jewish disciple. This is exactly what Sir Isaac Newton was pointing out. The (7 x 7) time frame is uniquely linked in the Hebrew Bible by the Almighty God of Israel, so we must pay attention to the treasures we are given in the Torah.

So, if we think like a Jewish disciple about the monumental events of the 1967 Jubilee and the Jubilee year that immediately preceded it, we might recognize the possibility that something monumental, perhaps earth shaking may lie before us in Jerusalem.

The 1967 Jubilee timeline is amazing, Israeli troops entered the Lions Gate on 6/7/67 during The Six Day War as Jerusalem once again became the capital of the nation born in a day on May 14, 1948 on the 20th day of the Omer Count.

Don't just look at your 1967 calendar, dig into the facts of history and the prophecy of Moses.

The book of Deuteronomy is the sermon Moses delivered 3,500 years ago at the end of the Exodus journey, it has 34 chapters. As Moses wrapped up his summary he declared what Mark Twain would actually report on in 1867 as he toured the holy land exactly 100 years before the restoration of Jerusalem in 1967. Twain wrote: 

"Of all the lands there are for dismal scenery, I think Palestine must be the prince. The hills are barren, they are dull of color, they are unpicturesque in shape. The valleys are unsightly deserts fringed with a feeble vegetation that has an expression about it of being sorrowful and despondent. The Dead Sea and the Sea of Galilee sleep in the midst of a vast stretch of hill and plain wherein the eye rests upon no pleasant tint, no striking object, no soft picture dreaming in a purple haze or mottled with the shadows of the clouds. Every outline is harsh, every feature is distinct, there is no perspective—distance works no enchantment here. It is a hopeless, dreary, heart-broken land."

You can verify this. Two years later at the trip, Mark Twain, a foreigner from a far land, published his newspaper reports that circled the globe in his book "Innocents Abroad."

Moses published his account in Deuteronomy 29:22-24:

"And the next generation, your children who rise up after you, and the foreigner who comes from a far land, will say, when they see the afflictions of that land and the sicknesses with which the LORD has made it sick-- the whole land burned out with brimstone and salt, nothing sown and nothing growing, where no plant can sprout, an overthrow like that of Sodom and Gomorrah, Admah, and Zeboiim, which the LORD overthrew in his anger and wrath-- all the nations will say, 'Why has the LORD done thus to this land? What caused the heat of this great anger?"

In 1942, the horrors of the Holocaust became known to the world on December 21st. The first report titled "The Massacre of the Jews" was reported by Varian Fry, and published in The New Republic magazine. Before that bold report, the Shoah genocide was hidden from the headlines. Now, its with us forever.

Moses writes in Deuteronomy 29:29: 

"The secret things belong to the LORD our God, but the things that are revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may do all the words of this law."

Following WWII, Israel was reborn as a nation in a day fulfilling Isaiah 66:8 and Jewish people around the world began the journey home.

Today Israel is one of the most prosperous nations on earth. The tiny nation leads the world in many areas. It has the second-largest number of startup companies in the world after the United States, and the third-largest number of NASDAQ-listed public companies. The Jewish population is over 7,000,000 and most think it was about 2,000,000 at the Exodus.

Moses writes in Deuteronomy 30:4-5:

"If your outcasts are in the uttermost parts of heaven, from there the LORD your God will gather you, and from there he will take you. And the LORD your God will bring you into the land that your fathers possessed, that you may possess it. And he will make you more prosperous and numerous than your fathers."

In 1967, the world witnessed a miracle. Newspapers called it The Six Day War. Jerusalem was reclaimed and restored. There are many accounts of miracles about The Six Day War, Arutz Sheva reports on a few of them

Moses writes in Deuteronomy 31:3-6:

The LORD your God himself will go over before you. He will destroy these nations before you, so that you shall dispossess them, and Joshua will go over at your head, as the LORD has spoken. And the LORD will do to them as he did to Sihon and Og, the kings of the Amorites, and to their land, when he destroyed them. And the LORD will give them over to you, and you shall do to them according to the whole commandment that I have commanded you. Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the LORD your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you."

It's time to know rabbi Shlomo Goren and his critical role in this.

On June 7, 1967 Israeli troops from "A" Company entered Jerusalem's Lion’s Gate and moved across the Temple Mount to the steps above the Wailing Wall as it was called at that time. They made their way through the Moroccan Quarter where access to the wall was only a few steps wide but Chief Military Rabbi Shlomo Goren led a prayer there clutching a Torah scroll in one hand and a shofar in the other. 

He then blew the shofar and the photos have become famous and a big part of Israel's modern history.

I do not think it was coincidental that Shlomo Goren was age 50 (born in non other than the Balfour Jubilee year of 1917) when he blew his shofar and declared:
"We have taken the city of God. We are entering the Messianic era for the Jewish people, and I promise to the Christian world that what we are responsible for we will take care of."
Rabbi Shlomo Goren

With that shofar blast, the city of Jerusalem was reunified and the Israeli flag adorned by the Star of David flew above the Western Wall and the City of David below as the the Messianic era became a part of the prophetic Jubilee clock. Look again and take notice as Rabbi Shlomo Goren blew the shofar and declared this:


"We are entering the Messianic era..."


He was right. Israel's Chief Military Rabbi Shlomo (Solomon) Goren declared the beginning of the era of Melech HaMoshiach Messiah the King in 1967.

Rabbi Shlomo Goren's shofar and his words still reverberate, yet the celebration of that sound was soon muffled by Moshe Dayan. Just 10 days after the sounding of the shofar, the Israeli Defense Minister entered the Al-Aksa Mosque above the wall and sat down on a Muslim prayer carpet with five leaders of the Supreme Muslim Council seeking "peace and security."

In that brief moment, by most accounts, with no one's authorization, Moshe Dayan took it upon himself to give control of the Temple Mount back to the Muslim Waqf of Jordan. I do not understand that at all, but I know God is in control and He has His plan in His right hand.

Rabbi Goren was right, there is a connection to Messiah and it was engaged by Jerusalem's Jubilee restoration.

Yeshua suffered in Jerusalem and now Jerusalem suffers as the Jewish people are in anguish not allowed to utter a prayer atop the Temple Mount in their capital city thanks to Dayan.

But there's more. The end of the 'Six Day War' in 1967 is connected to the future. The reason, a Jubilee is celebrated every 50 years.

There are important time connections in Israel, what will the next one be?
• The destruction of Jerusalem and the Temple in 587 BC (Av 9).
• The Temple repair was completed in 517 BC, 70 years after its destruction.
• Sir Charles Warren discovered the ruins of the ancient City of David in 1867.
• The First Zionist Congress met on re-establishing the stage for Israel on August 29, 1897 (Rosh Chodesh Elul 1).
• The Balfour Declaration on November 2, 1917. It was Cheshvan 17. WWI ended 9 days later on Cheshvan 26.
• General Allenby took Jerusalem on December 11, 1917. It was Kislev 26, the 2nd day of Hannukkah (War).
• Israel was declared by UN Resolution 181 on November 29, 1947. It was Kislev 16, 8 days before Hannukkah.
• The Temple Mount and Old City were retaken on June 7, 1967. It was Iyar 28, day 46 of the Omer Count to Shavuot during the Six Day (War).
What does this list have to do with looking forward to Jerusalem's next 50-year Jubilee?

We must see, important patterns are written in the Bible and because of that fact, they are scheduled in history past and future and as you seen, the proof is in God's Word. Not only that, if we look closely, we can see patterns and themes embedded within the weekly Torah portions the Jewish people have honored for thousands of years while we Christians forgot the Hebrew Bible calling it an Old Testament.

Regarding the 1967 Six Day War -- consider the facts on the Torah portions:
• On the Sabbath day before the Six Day War began the Torah portion was Bemidbar "In the Wilderness" Numbers 1:1-4:20. Here, the family census of the 12 tribes of Israel, the men age 20 years and up, "all those in Israel who are able to bear arms are counted.

• On the Sabbath day the Six Day War ended, the Torah portion was Naso "Lift Up" Numbers 4:21-7:89. In the Naso reading, God tells Moses to instruct the Israelites about the vows of a Nazirite and the Halftorah portion is Judges 13:2-35. It tells the story of Manoah's wife, she is promised to bear a son (Samson) that would save Israel from the Philistines. Manoah means "quiet rest."

Don't doubt God's word or His providence.

The Lord of Israel is the unchanging God of order and He declares the end from the beginning.

In just six years down the road, Wednesday, October 12, 2016 will mark another Yom Kippur on God's appointment book, that day will be another Day of Atonement and it will be time to sound a Yovel shofar again.

The word Jubilee comes from the Hebrew word 'Yovel', it literally means to sound 'a shofar blast.' That is why in the 50th year, the Jubilee that follows the seventh Shemittah is announced with a great "Yovel" shofar blast.

There is a prelude shofar leading up to the final Yovel trumpet blast. It's blown on the fall Feast Day that the Bible calls Yom Teruah. It is Trumpets Day, and a new moon. Jewish tradition has named it "Rosh Hashanah" which means the head of the year. Numbers 29:1 tells us what God wants us to do and what we are not to do, so mark your calendar for that day and get your shofar ready for your day of gladness and shouting for The Lord.

God willing, I will blow the shofar with my family and friends just as God has instructed:
"On the first day of the seventh month hold a sacred assembly and do no regular work. It is a day for you to sound the trumpets."
Take a quick look and you will see that a trumpet blast is described in Joshua 6:5 when the walls of Jericho, perhaps the oldest city in the world at the time, collapsed after Israel marched with the Ark of the Covenant around the city for seven days. 

The first six days, they marched around the city once each day and blew the shofar, but then on the seventh day, they marched around the walls of the city seven times and blew the shofar (trumpet) seven times. Then the walls fell. 

That Scripture portion prophetically points us toward the seven trumpets described in the Book of Revelation. Perhaps another wall will soon fall dividing Jew and Gentile.

Look at a map. The city of Jericho is located five miles west of the Jordan river's Allenby Bridge and it is seven miles north of the Dead Sea. In reading Exodus 19, we can see that only when the trumpet, the shofar yovel was 'mashak' or "drawn out" could anyone go up to the mountain 'after' the third day. This is prophetic and I believe it points us toward Hosea 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."
Take a look at the Biblical theme and consider the words given to us in 2Peter 3:8 as the apostle repeated the prophetic message of Psalms 90:4...
"Beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing a day is a thousand years".
A "day" can be a thousand years on God's calendar. We just have to step back to see it.

By that, we must consider that in Biblical time, the planet is fast approaching the end of the 2nd day or 40 Jubilees since Yeshua called out Andrew and Simon, both Jews and said: "Come follow me and I will send you out to fish for men. Many think the timestamp was around 28AD.

Not long after that, Yeshua walked on the Temple Mount and taught in Jerusalem almost two days or 2,000 years ago. To top it all off, we are approaching a period of 40, yes forty Jubilees since the day Yeshua began to explain the Torah's meaning throughout the land promised to Abraham.

The people in the land were blessed by Yeshua a day (1,000 years) after after Samuel anointed David as king by God's instruction as the Spirit of the LORD came upon David. Think about that.


We have to take notice of the time on God's clock, not ours. 
There is certainly no "thus saith The Lord" intended here, 
but we must look at historic patterns 
if we believe the Word of God.


Like I've said, there is certainly no "thus saith The Lord" intended here, just a watchman with eyes wide open, but I believe that the jubilee Balfour Declaration in 1917 for the land and the 'Six Day War' jubilee in 1967 for the Temple Mount, might tell us that we are approaching another monumental jubilee that will impact Jerusalem and the dry bones relationship of Christians and Jews.

The next jubilee will involve old challenges like those seen before. I am giving no absolute, just looking back at history. It takes no rocket scientist to see that if we just look at the the U.N.'s long standing goal to divide the land for peace and security that we need to reconsider what the Jewish rabbi Paul trained under Gamaliel, warned us of in his letter:
"While people are saying, "Peace and safety," destruction will come on them suddenly, as labor pains on a pregnant woman, and they will not escape." 1 Thessalonians 5:3
Jerusalem and the "status quo" of The Temple Mount is a big deal and it has a huge impact on the entire planet that cannot be ignored. The status quo is linked to talks of peace and security. That status quo is the longstanding policy that gives administrative control of the Temple Mount to Muslim religious authorities that include the Jordanian Waqf (Islamic trust).

I believe the "status quo" upheld by Moshe Dayan in 1967 may grieve Messiah more than the money changers (Matthew 21:12-13) because it only allows Muslim prayer atop the Mount, while making Jews and Christians united in prayer to the God of Israel subject to police arrest.

In the next Jubilee, I am praying for the mystery of Mashiach's two part mission: first as Messiah ben Joseph and then as Messiah ben David.

The crazy thing is that Judah's issue with Christians is due for the most part to the antisemitism of men and women that have rejected the Jewishness of Jesus,  the Torah of God and The Lord's Sabbaths replacing them with Replacement Theology. We ignore The Lord's Sabbath and His appointed Feast Days while adopting a replacement in Santa Claus and the Easter bunny with holiday ham. But that day is soon ending, restoration is on the horizon even if only for a remnant.

If you find this offensive perhaps it's time to ask a tough question, the truth can hurt, but it can heal. How many Christians do you know that honor The Lord's Sabbath and His appointed Feast Days? 

It is clear from the Scriptures that Jerusalem will be front and center from the words of Yeshua, His words about this are recorded in Matthew 24, Mark 13 and Luke 21 as He summarizes the sayings of the prophets.

The Temple Mount will be the world's focus just as it was prophesied in Matthew 24:15-22.

Yeshua will contend for those He loves. Scripture reveals an awakening that will provide great triumph and unprecedented restoration in the family of God before the arrival of King Messiah.

Every Christian needs to understand we are not separate from the Jewish people, the is unless we oppose Scripture. We are supposed to be brothers and sisters in the belief in the God of Israel. Romans 11 tells us that, and The Lord's return is dependent on the heart of the Jewish people - not a bizarre Greek minded rapture ride theory to abandon them.

Messiah is able to reconnect us but restoration begins with friendship and mutual respect. That must begin with Christian confession.

Revelation tells us of a scroll that is sealed within by seven seals and only Yeshua has the authority to open it as the lamb of God. Daniel's words were sealed too. Isaiah 12 tells us: "And the vision of all this has become to you like the words of a book that is sealed."

Since every Jubilee is linked in the end to seven, seven-year periods, I want to ask, is a prophetic "seal" to be broken before the 40th Jubilee?
"Now I watched when the Lamb opened one of the seven seals, and I heard one of the four living creatures say with a voice like thunder, “Come!” And I looked, and behold, a white horse! And its rider had a bow, and a crown was given to him, and he came out conquering, and to conquer." Revelation 6:1-2
I can't answer this question about conquering, open the seal or the scroll, none of us can. 

Once again, there is ABSOLUTELY no thus saith The Lord here, we cannot put our Creator or His calendar in a box - He alone is the sovereign Almighty, Lord King of the Universe.

But, we can open our eyes wide and keep our eyes are on Jerusalem.

We are not to be fearful of the future, the Bible promises restoration and healing in the end not obliteration. There is a historical pattern of restoration along the Jubilee timeline that we can look back and look forward to.

We saw it in 1917, when British General Allenby fought the "Battle of Jerusalem" and led the British Empire's "Jerusalem Operations" the Ottoman Empire fell. Allenby secured Jerusalem and his heroics occurred 800 years (noteably 16 Jubilees) after the Mamluks occupied Jerusalem in 1250 AD. The Mamluks were conquered in 1517 by the Ottoman Turks. After that, the Ottomans occupied Jerusalem for 400 years (8 Jubilees) until Allenby's troops arrived triumphant in 1917.

We saw the restoration pattern re-emerge 40 years later in 1947 following the horrors of the Holocaust.

Six months after a November vote of the U.N. set the stage for the modern state of Israel, war broke out in May 1948 as five Arab nations sought the destruction of tiny newborn Israel, but the Arab war horse that poked the apple of God's eye failed big time. We saw restoration again in 1967 during the Six Day War when once again, five Arab nations that rejected the right of the Jewish people to the land planned a mission to destroy again, but Israel uncovered the plot and moved in triumph again and Israel's land control expanded three-fold. Miracles happen when a nation puts its faith in Almighty God.

The war began as Israel's planes obliterated Egypt's air force. In a bizarre twist, Egypt switched out it communications equipment as could not exchange information with their Arab allies.

Today, the hatred is led by Iran, aka the ancient Persians and their proxies. That is why we must watch and be sober as Iran plots against Israel with the stated goal to wipe them off the map.

The year 2017 will mark 500 years (10 Jubilees) since the conquering Mamluks took control of Jerusalem. This must be important because Jerusalem is important!

We need to remember too that when The Lord God gave Israel victory in the wilderness of Sinai with the companions and sojourners coming out of the slavery of Egypt. They entered the Promised Land after wandering 40 years along a 11 day route according to Deuteronomy 1:2. Some 500 years later, around 1000 BC, Israel marched again taking on an ancient Jebusite stronghold we know as Jerusalem. 

The Temple Mount was purchased by King David when he paid for Araunah's threshing floor and erected an altar to The Lord God of Israel atop Mt. Moriah. Its the same place where The Lord spoke to Abraham. It is the location of Isaac's binding and Yeshua's teaching.

Today, it remains front and center and it is a burdensome stone.

The Bible tells us King David reigned 33 years in Jerusalem after a seven year stay in Hebron. King David's reign lasted a total of 40 years (see 2Samuel 5:1-15). There's that number 40 again! Coincidentally, David's 40-year reign started at the site of the modern day "Massacre of Hebron." In 1929, the Hebron Arab riot and terror put an end to the ancient Jewish community at the burial site of the Patriarchs, but it too will be restored one day.

Bible prophecy exploded on the world scene a few short years later in 1947. The Jewish people were promised a nation state by declaration of the United Nations on November 29, 1947. Twenty years later in 1967, the city of Jerusalem was restored to the land 'of promise' and the Temple Mount was once again before the world as exclusive Muslim prayers atop Moriah stopped for a day.

Perhaps, the Temple Mount control did not last because... the presence of the ultimate King of Salem (Peace) was missing from the scene and the "status quo" for the Temple Mount was not challenged by the one that overturned the tables of the money changers and chased them out of the Temple courts.

Can you see the prophetic pattern?

Good will win. The battle battle of good vs. evil, light vs. darkness, Esau vs. Jacob and Radical Islam vs. everyone else continues as Jerusalem remains unrecognized internationally as the capital of Israel.

One thing is sure, that will change too and we will see legal battles and many religious and political struggles including saber rattling from Iran, but The God of Israel has a plan of redemption so we must remember the restoration promises found in the Bible even if we do not understand them.

Now years after 1967, the Temple Mount is managed by the 'status quo' of the Islamic Waqf by Israeli consent. The Waqf has basically held its grip on the Temple Mount since the Muslim reconquest of Jerusalem in 1187 AD in one form or another. 

In the year 1187, the Muslim siege of Jerusalem began. That siege lasted from September 20th to October 2, 1187 as the Old City eventually surrendered to Saladin when Balian of Ibelin handed over the keys of the Tower of David much like Moshe Dayan returned the keys to the Temple Mount to the Waqf in 1967.

Get this, since NASA gives attention to the details we might miss, we should note that according to NASA, on Passover April 5, 1186 a total lunar eclipse occurred. It was followed by another total lunar eclipse on the first day of Tabernacles on September 30, 1186. Then again on March 26, 1187 AD a partial lunar eclipse occurred on Passover before Jerusalem surrendered its keys to Islam. Another partial eclipse followed again on Tabernacles September 19, 1187 AD. the day before the siege began. 

It was the first Feast day of the holy week of the 7th Biblical month that year.

We might consider that these "partial" lunar eclipses may point to the "partial" time that Muslim prayers to Allah will rule at at the Temple Mount?

Whether they do or not, those prayers will not last according to the Word of God. The time of the trespass of the Gentiles began to close in 1967 whether they know it or not. One day, the walls of the Al Aksa Mosque and the Dome of the Rock will "fall" just like the walls of Jericho and God's House will again become the 'House of Prayer' for all nations following The Lord God of Israel, not another because the name Allah has no right there.

On that future day, the stone blockade at the Golden Gate of Mercy in the middle of the present day eastern wall will fall. The gate has been closed since the Ottoman Sultan 'Suleiman the Magnificent' sealed it up in stone in 1541 AD and put a graveyard in front of it. Suleiman sealed the gate because he had heard s this will be the gate through which Messiah will enter the Temple Mount as King.

Suleiman thought he could usurp prophecy. The Ottomans knew of this Messianic promise, so they built a Muslim cemetery in front of the Golden Gate to try block the way with death planted in the soil, but here's the thing, they forgot about the resurrection power of Almighty God!

For now, the Temple Mount remains a daily flash-point between the Jewish and the Muslim world as the Al Aqsa Mosque sits on the Temple Mount. The Dome of the Rock rests nearby, next to the ancient location of The Temple. On the west side of the complex stands the Western Wall. It is a place of prayer at the foundation of God's House. Yet, Jews and Christians are not allowed to utter a prayer on top of the Temple Mount, only down below at the wall. The reason, Muslim prayer to Allah is reserved as the "status quo" and the mountain remains desolate of prayer to The Lord much like a Jebusite stronghold.

But that desolation will not last because The Lord God El Elyon says this... "My house is a house of prayer." 

Perhaps no one knows the exact year of the Jubilee.


But history repeats, prophecy is a cycle and 
the historic events of 1917 and 1967 
prophetic events are coming to Jerusalem


In 1967, Israel won the "Six Day War" by God's hand and Israel regained the Temple Mount, but incredibly they did not hold it for The Lord's House. Yet, this prophetic period nearly 50 years ago, awoke many “believers” and "nonbelievers" around the world to God's promised Messiah.

As we have seen, one great awakening was the 'Jesus Movement'. It started at the same time and not only that, importantly a remnant of Christians began to return in repentance to honor the Torah and give up errant dispensational, replacement theologies as they sought God's teaching and instruction for perhaps the first time in 1,700 years.

People saw prophetic promises in the headlines as God's Spirit moved into action across the globe. Because of that, many Christians who had unwittingly separated themselves from the Jewish people (and the front of the Bible) began to turn back in repentance. Many began to show their love for the Jewish people and pray for Israel. A small Christian remnant even returned first to the 7th day Sabbath (Shabbat). and the Feasts of The Lord. 

Believers like me began to show their love to the God of Israel and unconditional love for the Jewish people despite their differences. Since then, a remnant of Christians have even awakened to the fact that kosher isn't just Jewish, it's God’s wellness plan and He has not changed His mind about anything or done away with His instruction for living near like Him. 

Torah study groups are springing up everywhere and people as grasping at the hem of a garment to study Torah with Jewish people in fulfillment of Zechariah 8:23. The miracles are not over, neither is prophecy. It's alive and well, not old and done away with.

HalleluYah, the rebuilding of the gates of friendship with the Jewish people has begun!

Not only that, as noted earlier, after the Temple Mount and a small portion of the Temple's foundation wall was restored to Israel when Goren's shofar was blown, a small portion of Jewish people from around the world also began to hear the foundation call of the Spirit as a remnant awakened and opened their eyes to Yeshua haMashiach (the anointed one) as the veil was torn so that they could see that Jesus is the Jewish Messiah. 

That is exactly what Rabbi Goren declared at the Western Wall of The Temple Mount in 1967 without knowing it:
"We are entering the Messianic era for the Jewish people..."
Many Jews around the world and in Israel have begun to know the suffering Messiah ben Joseph as the "One" Messiah promised by the prophets that would return again as Melech HaMoshiach Messiah the King and lion of the tribe of Judah. 

Bottomline, a spiritual healing from blindness has begun after the shofar was blown on June 7, 1967 for both Jew and Christian!

Ever since that day, a remnant of Jewish people across the planet have realized that Yeshua will indeed return to Jerusalem as Messiah ben David, King and High Priest in the order of Melchizedek. Many others are still looking for Messiah and many Jews have turned to see caring Christians as their lost brothers despite their argument about Yeshua. This is based in a prophetic love of the land of Israel its people and belief in the God of Israel.

Not only that, many Muslims have incredibly begun to follow Jesus (Isa) across the Middle East. They have had no written word to teach them of Messiah because Bibles are illegal in most Muslim lands, so Yeshua has begun to show up engaging the prophecy of Joel 2:28 in visions and dreams!!

At a time throughout the Islamic world, when many Muslims are responding to the call to global jihad, a small remnant are opening their eyes to horrific persecution and tribulation in the name of Islam. They are literally seeing Jesus for who He really is. They see He's not Isa the son of Mary or just a prophet, but He's the Jewish Messiah.

Because of the difficulties ahead, we must pray and have faith that this spiritual revival will continue and swell to increase.

God's peace plan promised to Abraham will triumph in the end despite any goal to divide the land, and because of that, we will see the greatest revival in all history. It has begun as Jewish people recognize that Christians are much like the sojourner "ger" of the mixed multitude that went with them in the exodus journey.

Today, sojourners seek to honor the Torah lifestyle declared by The Lord in the wilderness because we have come to see the light of Messiah's sinless Torah life. He never turned His back on God's written Torah and many seek to walk in His example and teaching to live out the Torah... and "sin no more" (see John 5:14 and John 8:11).

Many may have ignored it, but Hebrews 10:26-29 tells us of this truth:
"For if we go on sinning deliberately after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, but a fearful expectation of judgment, and a fury of fire that will consume the adversaries. Anyone who has set aside the law of Moses dies without mercy on the evidence of two or three witnesses. How much worse punishment, do you think, will be deserved by the one who has trampled underfoot the Son of God, and has profaned the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified, and has outraged the Spirit of grace?"
As an assembly, a congregation following Messiah, we must have faith and that includes the walk (halacha) declared by Moses:
For the assembly, there shall be one statute for you and for the stranger who sojourns with you, a statute forever throughout your generations. You and the sojourner shall be alike before Y-H-W-H. One Torah and one rule shall be for you and for the stranger who sojourns with you.” Numbers 15:15-16
Faith is not just a belief, it is evidenced by a way of life, a love of Torah walking in the ways of Yeshua. Like Rahab said: "Y-H-W-H your Elohim, he is Elohim in the heavens above and on the earth beneath" and that includes everyone and everything.

Consider this important fact about the responsibility of the Jewish people as they prepare the land for the return of Messiah. Yeshua gave the world a prophecy stating when He would return. Many may have missed it, but its plain as day in the account of Matthew and the focus is on the Jewish people and Jerusalem:
For I tell you, you will not see me again, until you say, 'Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.'" Matthew 23:39

'Baruch haba b'Shem Adonai.'
There is good reason for Yeshua's prophecy to mark His return with the words of Jewish people.
'Baruch haba b'Shem Adonai.'
So, get ready for your Jubilee assignment and choose to walk in the righteous path of Messiah and be a true friend to the Jewish people.
"Nun - Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. I have sworn an oath and confirmed it, to keep your righteous rules." Psalm 119:105-106
Yeshua was sinless and He fulfilled this Psalm, if we want to be like Him, we should be. Isaiah tells us of a great prophetic sign of our Messiah's redemption will be an unparalleled outpouring of the Holy Spirit in repentance and revival to walk in the light of the Lord's Torah:
Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee. For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the LORD shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee. And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising. Isaiah 60:1-3
A great end time pouring out of the Holy Spirit was also prophesied by the prophet Joel. He called the revival, the return to God's word by the Spirit of God as “the latter rain” in Joel 2:23. You can participate in this prophecy or just sit in the stands.

Do it today, get out of the bleachers, seek out Messiah Yeshua in the Torah and seek someone to share your walk on the road to Emmaus. As you do, look for a divine appointment to help someone. Be a good Samaritan, be a part of this miracle of restoration. If you will take the first step, Yeshua will finish the journey with you along the road, but you must take the first step.

Our purpose is the greatest command in the Torah, it is the greatest instruction according to Yeshua (Jesus). That command is to:
“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.” Luke 10:27
Now, let's turn back again to the prophet Ezekiel and that judgment period.

Ezekiel lived some 150 years after the northern Kingdom tribes were dispersed from the Promised Land by the Assyrians after they had rebelled against God and His instructions for kingdom living. Ephraim’s punishment had already begun when Ezekiel was given the 390 year judgment timeline and they (Ephraim, i.e. the divided north) were “no more a people” of "the" Kingdom because they had defiled the land of their heritage with self serving idol worship, child sacrifice and the rejection of the Feasts of The Lord declared in the Torah.

Does this sound familiar??

Let's take a closer look at the words of Hosea:
“then He said, “Call his name Lo-Ammi, for you are not My people, and I am not for you.” Hosea 1:9
This is an amazing part of the story of "all" Israel, because Hosea is now speaking to the "lost sheep" scattered in a future time and place.

We have seen that Ezekiel gave us the specifics of Ephraim's judgment timeline, and God reveals that there are two parts to the duration of each punishment period for iniquity. Y-H-W-H God declared this timeframe in Ezekiel 4:4-6:
“And lie on your left side, and you shall put the crookedness of the house of Israel on it. As many days as you lie on it, you shall bear their crookedness. “For I Myself have laid on you the years of their crookedness, according to the number of the days, three hundred and ninety days. And you shall bear the crookedness of the house of Israel.”
As we have noted, a “double punishment” came seven time upon Ephraim when the northern 10 tribes would not repent of their idolatry and paganism.

The Bible tells us that Y-H-W-H God is adamant, that He is "jealous" and that Israel is to have “no other elohims” [gods] before Him, so they received a double judgment because they are a firstborn son:
With weeping they shall come,
and with pleas for mercy I will lead them back,
I will make them walk by brooks of water,
in a straight path in which they shall not stumble,
for I am a father to Israel,
and Ephraim is my firstborn. Jeremiah 31:9
Note too, that the witness of Jeremiah says that a double punishment marks Ephraim’s punishment. Jeremiah 16:17-18 declares:
"For My eyes are on all their ways; they have not been hidden from My face, nor has their crookedness been hidden from My eyes. And FIRST I shall repay DOUBLE for their crookedness and their sin, because they have defiled My land with the dead bodies of their disgusting matters, and have filled My inheritance with their abominations."
Using the Biblical base of 390 years of crookedness and doubling that number, we see that Ephraim was first repaid "double" with a punishment of 780 years. In mercy, this allowed a second chance, another time for parole if you will. The point in history that we can establish as the "beginning" of this phase of Ephraim’s judgment is about 734 BC before the more common date of the conclusion of the exile in 722 BC. 

This earlier timeframe is based on the historical period when the 'tribe' of Manasseh, as well as the 'tribes' of Gad and Reuben were banished from the Promised Land when they were carried off by the Assyrian Empire's hoard of armies.

If we look 780 years forward in history from 734 BC, the calendar brings the end of that double judgment period to the year 46 AD. If we calculate 780 years from the final fall of Samaria in the year 722 BC, we come to the year 58 AD. Think about what was happening during the timeframe of 46 AD to 58 AD after Messiah Yeshua’s life, death and resurrection...


This was the time that none other than the Apostle Paul was on his ministry journey preaching to the lost Gentiles in Asia Minor in places like Syria, Cyprus, Galatia, Ephesus, Corinth, Thessalonica, Colossae, Philippi and even Rome!


I hope you can see that the end of the double judgment matches the timeframe of the beginning of the salvation of "the nations.”

Let's consider some comments about that word “Gentile” from Richard C. Trench's 'Synonyms of the New Testament' that states this about the word: Gentile or "Λαός: "a word of rarest use in Attic prose, but occurring between one and two thousand times in the Septuagint is almost always there as a title reserved for the elect people, the Israel of God." (pg. 367)

Think about this too, the Strong's Lexicon gives us another description for the word "Gentile":
"a nation, people, 1) usually of non-Hebrew people, 2) of descendants of Abraham, 3) of Israel."
Did you see that? Mr. Strong's use of the words... "of Israel"? It matches up with Mr. Trench.

In Exodus 19:6 God says that the Children of Israel will be "a kingdom of priests and a holy nation", that is, goy kadosh.

Most say Paul was sent only to the “Gentiles”... if we consider the witness of Mr. Strong and Mr. Trench, we might see he was also sent to the elect of ancient scattered Israel while in exile among the nations. If you want to know where these Strong and Trench came up with this concept, you don't have to do too much research. Just go to the Torah in Genesis. There you will find that Jacob (Ya’akov) is told by God that his descendants will become (nations) in Genesis 35:11.

The Jewish rabbi Shaul (aka Paul) understood this when he became the apostle to the nations. Paul, like the Jewish disciples, used the instruction book of Yeshua to look for the lost sheep of the House of Israel. These include the people that the Bible refers to as "Ephraim" that was lost as a firstborn son, a prodigal son among the Gentiles after the scattering that followed Solomon's rule.

Paul was under the same mandate that Yeshua described as His mission from God to the Samaritan woman at the well:
"I was not sent except to the lost sheep of the house of Israel." Matthew 15:24.
Shocking?

Yes, I know it is.

Especially for those that have not considered this or for those that are gravely mistaken when they say "the church" replaced Israel. Take a look at Zechariah’s prophecy in light of Messiah Yeshua’s incredible declaration:
"Thus says the LORD of hosts: “In those days, ten men from the nations of every tongue shall take hold of the robe of a Jew” saying, ‘Let us go with you, for we have heard that God is with you.’" Zechariah 8:10
Does Messiah’s "lost sheep" statement make more sense now?

Paul knew something critically important:
"Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Messiah." Galatians 3:16

"For as many of you as have been baptized into Messiah have put on Messiah. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Messiah Yeshua. And if you be Messiah's, then you are Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise." Galatians 3:27-29
Wait.. before you go on, let's re-read that.
"Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Messiah." Galatians 3:16

"For as many of you as have been baptized into Messiah have put on Messiah. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Messiah Yeshua. And if you be Messiah's, then you are Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise." Galatians 3:27-29
The prophecy of Zechariah 8:10 is tied to the parable of the ten men from among the nations that find their Jewish Messiah Yeshua and their connection to the Jewish people in fulfillment of Moses words:

"Observe them carefully, for this will show your wisdom and understanding to the nations, who will hear about all these decrees and say, "Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people." Deuteronomy 4:6 

As you consider all this, keep in mind that God's Word says that the people God calls "Israel" included the "ger" גָּר the sojourners and the foreigners with them. This is because of grafting or adoption. Moses used the word by inspiration to name his firstborn son Gershom, for he said, “I have been a sojourner in a foreign land.”

Ezekiel gives God's word concerning the return and inheritance of the sojourners, the "Ger" to the promised land:
"You shall allot it as an inheritance for yourselves and for the sojourners who reside among you and have had children among you. They shall be to you as native-born children of Israel. With you they shall be allotted an inheritance among the tribes of Israel. In whatever tribe the sojourner resides, there you shall assign him his inheritance, declares the Lord GOD." Ezekiel 47:22-23
Isaiah confirms this:
"For the LORD will have compassion on Jacob and will again choose Israel, and will set them in their own land, and sojourners will join them and will attach themselves to the house of Jacob." Isaiah 14:1
So, let go of your religious, theological hat, because a "Ger" wind is stirring toward Jerusalem and leading toward reconciliation with the Jewish people. Soon, I pray they may welcome the ger toshav in Israel. I pray the Knesset will recognize this one day and change the Israeli laws of Aliyah to align with Isaiah.

Ezekiel and Isaiah's prophecies stands on the firm ground of Leviticus 17 that it is clear about this truth just as Joshua 8; 2 Samuel 22 and many other Scriptures are. The adopted "sojourners" out of Egypt walking side by side with the Hebrew family of Jacob included other nations that were with them in Egypt. Together they followed the pillar of fire of the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. They too were a witness to the ten plagues and the power of the right hand of God and they were there at the mountain when Almighty God declared the covenant of Ten Word outline at Sinai for everyone.

Simply put, the Torah was given as a covenant to all of the assembly at Sinai, both native born and sojourner alike, even those that weren't there at the time according to Moses in Deuteronomy 29:14-15. 

They were all afraid when they heard the Ten Commandments trumpeted to them by the voice of God. Because of those words followed by the oath to keep them, they were grafted into the assembly, if you will adopted much like Ephraim and Manasseh into the family of God.

If you do not agree, your argument is with Joshua, he was there not me - he confirms this:
"And all Israel, sojourner as well as native born, with their elders and officers and their judges, stood on opposite sides of the ark before the Levitical priests who carried the ark of the covenant of the LORD, half of them in front of Mount Gerizim and half of them in front of Mount Ebal, just as Moses the servant of the LORD had commanded at the first, to bless the people of Israel." Joshua 8:33
King Solomon even counted sojourners in the census when it was time to do the heavy lifting to build the Temple:
"Then Solomon counted all the resident aliens who were in the land of Israel, after the census of them that David his father had taken, and there were found 153,600." 2Chronicles 2:17
Paul teaches more about this adoption in Israel's census in Romans 9, Romans 10 and Romans 11 because there is no such thing as replacement theology, its a lie, but there is adoption if you seek to walk in covenant and follow the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob in the way of the Jewish Messiah.

As we have seen, incredibly, the timing of the beginning of Paul’s ministry was 780 years after Ephraim’s double punishment for idolatry began. At this time, Messiah King Yeshua established the renewal covenant of redemption, a time to write the Torah on men's hearts so we must know the redemptive work of Yeshua is now -- after the double punishment God declared.

God does not change, His word stands... forever!

To understand this, we have to read, believe and do the Scriptures, not add to or take away from them. The proper concept of change is that you and I are to change and return to "the faith which was once delivered." 

Let’s look further into the words given to Hosea, a prophet to the northern Kingdom and remember, resurrection will occur:
"From the power of the grave I ransom them, from death I redeem them. Where is your plague, O Death? Where is your destruction, O Grave? Repentance is hidden from My eyes." Hosea 13:14
Because there was no national repentance from the house of Ephraim, they got lost among the Λαός; pagan Gentiles. The ten tribes of northern Israel had cursed themselves and multiplied their own punishment seven times more under God's Torah principle. Ephraim brought the time of punishment on himself as he evoked The Lord's seven times multiple rule of Leviticus which became another timeline for punishment. 

Let’s look at this once again, it is important:
"And after all this, if you do not obey Me, then I shall punish you seven times more for your sins. And if you walk contrary to Me, and refuse to obey Me, I shall bring on you seven times more plagues, according to your sins,... then I also shall walk contrary to you, and I Myself shall smite you seven times for your sins... then I shall walk contrary to you in wrath. And I Myself shall punish you seven times for your sins."
Read Leviticus 26:18; Leviticus 26:21 and Leviticus 26:24 again. The message is the same.

Yet, Ephraim was given "a break." These two judgment periods ran concurrently with each other, they were not added together.

Like a child who has been grounded, Ephraim was destined to be the recipient of judgment from our Heavenly Father. The good news is that on a national level, the 2,730 years of punishment that began around 722 BC have now expired and the Temple Mount and the City of Jerusalem have been returned to Israel and there's more good to come in this restoration.

When The Lord God declares a judgment, we can be sure it will come to pass to its full measure, even to the day that He declares. In other words, what we sow, we will reap... period. The Torah declares both blessings and curses, a double edged sword. Yeshua always taught the Torah whether we recognize it or not. That's why this is true:
In his right hand he held seven stars, from his mouth came a sharp two-edged sword, and his face was like the sun shining in full strength. Revelation 1:16
God told Ephraim that He would put her away and give her a “bill of divorce”, this was Ephraim’s judgment… a "divorce" from God's face AND from His Promised Land as the hidden ones became... "not a people" losing their identity among Gentiles. That is why many "so called" Gentiles, not recognizing the law of Biblical adoption, lost their identity in the family name of "Israel," but the blessing of Jacob is being restored to both native born and stranger.
"And I saw that for all the causes for which backsliding Israel had committed adultery, I had put her away and given her a certificate of divorce”. And Israel, who is called Ephraim by God would be scattered among every nation of the globe." Jeremiah 3:8

"And I scattered them among the Gentiles, and they were dispersed throughout the lands. I have judged them according to their ways and their deeds." Ezekiel 36:19
And while they were wandering among the nations for the past few thousand years, many lost their identity. Ephraim became “Lo Ammi,” meaning “Not a People.”
"… for you are not My people, and I am not for you." Hosea 1:9
Perhaps this is a message from the Bible that you may have never known before. That is because like lost Ephraim, Christians have been divorced from the Jewish people, the Promised Land and they accepted their exile while rejecting the "Torah" calling it an Old Testament and a law done away with, “hung on the cross.”

But the good news is, the gospel of the restoration of the Kingdom is that the instruction of the  Torah was not the law hung on the cross... yet a law was hung there all right, it is the judgment of the death penalty for deliberately and purposefully breaching God's instruction. Yeshua's resurrection overcame that curse we brought on ourselves.

The judgment for sin is death and it began outside Eden, yet as the prophets declare, it was finished at the Passover tree in the First Fruits resurrection. By God's grace anyone, Jew or not that repents and chooses Messiah Yeshua as the Passover offering can "eat of the tree of life" shown to us by the bread and wine of the Passover. With Messiah, you too can receive the gift of eternal life like Him because Jesus did hang the penalty of the death for you and I on the cross in a voluntary giving of His life as a substitute offering so that the harlot could enter into covenant relationship.

Mankind's failing has a salvation solution, accept the gift of life, believe the penalty for sin was annulled on the cross by Yeshua according to the promise given to Isaiah:
Your covenant with death will be annulled; your agreement with the realm of the dead will not stand… Isaiah 28:18
The path to the tree of life can be restored to mankind by Yeshua's blood on the wood that empowers us to walk in eternal life tomorrow and today in God's commandments of righteousness for all that believe and confess this truth. (see Revelation 22:14)

Perhaps Peter (the rock) as modern Bible translators call him summarized it best:
"He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed. For you were straying like sheep, but have now returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls." 1Peter 2:24-25 ESV
The humble, suffering servant Messiah ben Joseph foretold in Isaiah 53 is Yeshua of Nazareth. He fulfilled the Torah curse and annulled its judgment that began in the garden for all that will look to Him as Savior and Messiah. This is shown to us in the healing blessing of tree of life described in Genesis 3:22 and Revelation 22.

Only God can do this. Only the Creator can restore life and relationship as He intended from the beginning in the story of a tree of life.

The decree of exile from Eden's garden shown to us in Genesis 3:23-24 will be annulled at King Messiah's return to Earth as the lion of the tribe of Judah, Messiah ben David. Yeshua is the Aleph and Tav, the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty. Even so, Amen.

Messiah the Priest King will come with the glory cloud of fire, the Shekinah of God will return and everyone will see Him, including all like me that pierced Him and nailed His heel and hands on the tree by our sin. All nations will lament, mourn and cry out because of Him. When that happens, Halleluyah the final Aliyah will begin for "all" Israel both native born and grafted in.

The death penalty was given in the beginning for the harlot-like adultery of deliberately and willfully opposing God’s teaching and instruction. Purposeful disobedience to God's voice of instruction is shown by the Scriptures to be like adultery and it is a grave sin. For someone to commit adultery, to seek their own pleasure instead of following a promise opens the door to the ultimate consequence for sin that is from the deceiver, the serpent haSatan. But there is grace for mankind it demands a choice. Leviticus 20:10 as well as Deuteronomy 22:22 and Proverbs 6:32 are like a parable, they give us the bottomline:
"If a man is found sleeping with another man's wife, both the man who slept with her and the woman must die."
Yet, God's mercy is described by Jeremiah, this penalty for 'the harlot bride' was annulled by Messiah the Son of God conceived by a woman by the miracle of the Spirit of God. He was born in Bethlehem and He bore our iniquities against God. Yeshua died and arose in resurrection near Jerusalem as the eternal living Torah, the Word of God. 

You too can be restored to Zion. Jeremiah 3:1-15 tells us this.

Look at verse 8: "And I saw, when for all the causes whereby backsliding Israel committed adultery, I had put her away, and given her a bill of divorce, yet her treacherous sister Judah feared not, but went and played the harlot also. Now verse 14, "Turn, O backsliding children, saith Yahweh: for I am married unto you: and I will take you one of a city, and two of a family, and I will bring you to Zion."

The Bible explicitly says that God hates divorce (Malachi 2:16), but nowhere does the word of God say that God hates remarriage. Restoration is good. God does not view a renewed marriage as invalid or adulterous. Marriage can be forever, even after divorce.

Obviously, the adulterous bride Israel and the sojourners with them saved by God cannot return to full relationship unless she is spiritually re-married, otherwise Almighty God would be breaking His own law (Deuteronomy 24:3).

Anyone can return to The Lord through Yeshua the Messiah. When you accept Yeshua as your savior, you are grafted back into family of God and become a part of the sojourners with the commonwealth of Israel (look at Ephesians 2). This is how lost souls are able to remarry and return to The Lord' family and the way of life. 

Yeshua is the door (John 10:9). Yeshua is the way, the truth, and the life (John 14:16).

Death, which is utter separation from our Creator God is seen in the law of divorce from God's presence and it is the rule of Eden engaged by Adam and Eve as they broke God's instruction. The separation from God is the law that can now be declared as "finished" thanks to Yeshua.

Resurrection is a mystery, and this is ultimately why God gave us His instruction in the Torah about the adulterous wife. As the 'husband" Yeshua has the authority to 'unwind' the wrong decision of the "bride" to afflict the soul.
"But if her husband hath utterly made them void on the day he heard them; then whatsoever proceeded out of her lips concerning her vows, or concerning the bond of her soul, shall not stand: her husband hath made them void; and the LORD shall forgive her. Every vow, and every binding oath to afflict the soul, her husband may establish it, or her husband may make it void." Numbers 30:1213
It is Abba Father's parable teaching in the Torah that says the woman (bride) found guilty of adultery may not marry another while her first husband he is "still alive". In Jewish teaching, for the purpose of permitting a bride to remarry, written documents must exist that testify to the husband's death. The New Testament provides this witness for Messiah.

A dilemma was raised in Jeremiah 5 and Messiah Yeshua suffered vengeance for mankind as Eden's promised solution shown in Genesis 3:15 through the appointed first "visit" when the authority, the head of the serpent, haSatan was bruised once and for all at the Spring Feast season 2,000 years ago:
"Shall I not visit for these [things]? saith The Lord: and shall not my soul be avenged on such a nation as this?" Jeremiah 5:9
The prophecy of the timing of Messiah's "visit" according to the holy timeline given to Daniel is amazing and powerful, almost beyond belief as to its accuracy and tie to the declaration for the restoration of Jerusalem. 

Daniel's timeline proves Yeshua came so that "harlot-like" lost sheep could be found by the Shepherd and re-married as "the bride of Messiah"! Yeshua died by the free-will offering of His life and the unchanging word given to Moses to deliver to Israel and the sojourners with them. It is mind-bending to know Almighty God promised to finish the penalty in the beginning by crushing the head, the authority of the deceiver, and the authority over the world given to him by Adam.

Here's why: God is life!!

His word, His Torah is the "book of life" we are to live by in blood covenant with the God of Abraham, Issac and Jacob. Messiah represents the "Tree of Life" for which we may freely eat and live eternal with The Father. This life principle of Torah is the reason we must believe these words:
For I The Lord do not change, therefore you, O sons of Jacob are not consumed. Malachi 3:6
The sons of Jacob will not be consumed. Hitler's Holocaust failed and The Torah is not done away with the faith of the Jewish Messiah, it is upheld in every way. God's Torah remains and in the love of our Heavenly Father, we get to honor His instruction. That's the ultimate message from the Jewish teacher Paul in Romans 3, not me, read it all for yourself again and take notice of Paul's amazing conclusion.

Many Christians miss these truths because they only listen to verse excerpts from Paul's letters thinking they are new verses shouted from a pulpit about a new religion, but I encourage you to read the complete message of the Bible in its full context and not accept any division of Scripture. 

God tells us to never add to or take away from His word so do it, tear that blank page out of your Bible if you divide it between a so-called Old and New Testament. In summary Paul writes:
"Do we then overthrow the law [Torah] by this faith? By no means! On the contrary, we uphold the law [Torah]." Romans 3:31
The letter writer Paul and Torah teacher repeats this critical message about the law of sin and death with simplicity so all can understand. Its in Romans 8:
There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Messiah Yeshua. For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Messiah Yeshua from the law of sin and death. Romans 8:1
So you might ask, what does all this have to do with a Jubilee?

Ephraim received a 'just sentence' of 2,730 years that expired in 1967. And perhaps the most bizarre part of this penalty is that Ephraim would not recognize just "who" he is during the time period of dispersion and wandering away from God’s straight path. Ephraim's own self identity was lost like a Gentile just as Hosea prophesied, he became Lo Ami and lost his identity.

What am I encouraging you to consider about Paul's mission and teaching?

Simply, Paul expounds on the the Lo Ami concept in Romans 9, Romans 10 and Romans 11 as he teaches from the words of Hosea and Isaiah.

Many Believers simply label themselves as Gentiles not knowing their full identity in their adoption as The Lord’s children, a people that the God of Israel calls "Israel". 

You are no longer Lo Ami in Messiah.

Until the nation of Israel was born in a day in 1948, and Jerusalem was restored in 1967, many could not believe what we can read about Israel and the sojourners with them in the writings of the Torah and the prophets as well as Paul.

All the while we were reading about ourselves and our future too.

If you are tossing this aside, stop now and go read Paul's teaching in Romans for yourself and then re-read the letter again slowly and methodically without any previous bias.

One reason many have not recognized their identity in Scripture is that we have followed Jesus in belief but not in Torah truth, but we must do both, it's God's teaching and instruction for life in His Kingdom.

What do I mean by not following Jesus in Torah truth?

If you haven't noticed by now, the Germanic Old Norse word 'law' doesn't fit the Hebrew concept of 'Torah'. Think about this... if Christians believe Jesus is perfect, what is the standard?

The Torah, plain and simple. He is the living Torah.

When we say He did not sin, we are acknowledging He did not break the Torah once, instead He expounded on it in the spirit of truth.

Yet, unlike Jesus, I think I am safe to say, most Believers like have ignored God's weekly set apart day, His creation Sabbath, yet Jesus said He is Lord of the Sabbath. Instead, we re-arranged it on our own Roman calendar. We chose Sunday and then got away from God's ordained day of rest as we separated ourselves from Yeshua's Jewishness. We did the same thing with the Sabbath and the Feast Days of The Lord. The "church" fathers mis-labeled them as done away with and we believed them as we mistakenly separated ourselves from all things Jewish including God's appointed days and heaven forbid, the ways of Jesus the Jew. 

We even made up our own holidays [holy days] as we moved away from God's ordained appointments and His chosen people, a people chosen to live by His word.

Over the millennia, we replaced the holy days as we persecuted the Jewish people for honoring them. We even renamed the appointed days of The Lord aligning our worship with the ancient, pagan, polytheistic beliefs of Gentiles that originated in Babylon and morphed into Egyptian, Persian, Greek, Roman, Celtic and Druid traditions that pervade a multi-denominational "church" in the traditions of Christmas, Lent, Easter and even Halloween.

But many were innocent, we didn't know, but now there's no excuse.


We lost our identity.
Many Christians have inherited mis-information from Constantine 
about God's convocations and His appointed Holy Days.


Ephraim's judgment window has passed now, it's time to repent and get back in line with God’s ways, His calendar, His Sabbath, His appointed Feast times and reconnect with the Jewish people.

It's time to wake up, repent and return to God's ways in your sojourner's adoption into the family of God identity.

God's instruction for living was never "hung on the cross," never done away with -- it is for for all of God's chosen children, native born and sojourner. Matthew 5 proves it, read it for yourself, no jot or tittle has been done away with. Make no mistake, Biblical observance sets God’s people apart. The Bible, all of it gives us our identity. That's one reason God called His Sabbath day "a sign" for His people.

We need to believe Paul too:
"Do we then overthrow the law [Torah] by this faith? By no means! On the contrary, we uphold the law [Torah]." Romans 3:31
Whether intentional, or in ignorance, we must all come to realize that the spiritual ramification of separating ourselves from the Jewish people and the Torah of the God of Israel is a big problem. It's the same mistake that Ephraim committed in northern Israel after Solomon died. Just look in your Bible, it is in the name "Israel" that there is a heritage in adoption. Not only that, the land of "God of Israel" that is a Kingdom gift to the Jewish people. Messiah is returning to Jerusalem, not Washington DC or Paris or London. That's why the Jewish people are there to prepare it for Messiah.

So,  grab the hem of a Jewish brother. Read the whole Bible, rest on the Sabbath, celebrate the Feasts, be a friend.

As has been shown, this is what Paul actually teaches. Read Romans 9, read it all - for yourself!
"...For not all who are descended from Israel belong to Israel, and not all are children of Abraham because they are his offspring, but “Through Isaac shall your offspring be named.” This means that it is not the children of the flesh who are the children of God, but the children of the promise are counted as offspring." Romans 9:6-8
The southern Kingdom called Judah, have throughout time faithfully have maintained their identity in the name Israel and they have stayed connected to the Torah, the oracles of God. Paul teaches about this:
"Then what advantage has the Jew? Or what is the value of circumcision? Much in every way. To begin with, the Jews were entrusted with the oracles of God. What if some were unfaithful? Does their faithlessness nullify the faithfulness of God? By no means!" Romans 3:1-4
Many Christians have turned away from the Torah but wake up if you are still asleep. Millions of Jews have returned to the Promised Land that was declared a nation in a "single day" under U.N. Resolution 181. Incredibly, a remnant there see Christians that love them and Israel, they see Christians that have returned to Torah’s purpose to provide a blessed life for those who walk in it. That is a great life witness in faith!

It was impossible for death to hold Yeshua. Instead, He used the tribulation of death to bring new life and He will return to Jerusalem as Messiah ben David. As we consider this monumental truth, let's go back again to the historic U.N. vote that was recorded on November 29, 1947. Its culmination came six months later on May 14, 1948 when David Ben-Gurion declared the State of Israel and President Truman agreed. Nineteen years after the nation in a day was born, Jerusalem and the Temple Mount were reunited with Israel on June 7, 1967.

Judah has now been restored to Jerusalem, but (the nations) of believing brothers in the God of Israel sojourning beside them have not been re-united as one new man - just yet, but Isaiah 66:12 promises it will happen:
"For thus says the LORD:
Behold, I will extend peace to her like a river,
and the glory of the nations [gowy גּוֹי "Gentiles"] like an overflowing stream".
This glory of the Gentiles, the "fullness of the Gentiles" that Paul wrote about still remains out of plain sight of most of Christianity... it is a mystery to be uncovered, and it starts with the nations that turned to Messiah are now returning to the Torah that Yeshua kept and taught. Many so-called Gentiles have unwittingly adopted pagan ways but that too is now ending. The time of "eating pig’s flesh" is coming to an end (see Isaiah 66:17) as they see God's Sabbath and His Feast Days all point us to the Jewish Messiah.

Just as Joseph was hidden in the view of his brothers in Egypt, the analogy is that Ephraim (of the nations) if you will, is still hidden from Judah, but God's promise to Isaiah as well as Amos 9:11 and even Acts 15:16-19 proclaims that the Tabernacle of David will be restored. Praise God, that means all nations as sojourners with them will be reunited in faith one day like an overflowing river.

HalleluYah both "Jew and Joe" will be one in Messiah comforted in Jerusalem!


The good news is this: The Lord is seeing repentance as a remnant people across the globe are awakening and returning to God's teaching and Torah principles.


The time of Christians scattered and lost in exile among the ways of Gentile nations is ending. The work of the Spirit has already begun, "He will remove godlessness" just as God declared to Isaiah:
"I was ready to be sought by those who did not ask for me; I was ready to be found by those who did not seek me. I said, "Here I am, here I am," to a nation that was not called by my name. I spread out my hands all the day to a rebellious people, who walk in a way that is not good, following their own devices" Isaiah 65:1-2
The prophet goes on and declares another promise from God:
"For I know their works and their thoughts, and the time is coming to gather all nations and tongues. And they shall come and shall see my glory, and I will set a sign among them. And from them I will send survivors to the nations, to Tarshish, Pul, and Lud, who draw the bow, to Tubal and Javan, to the coastlands far away, that have not heard my fame or seen my glory. And they shall declare my glory among the nations. 
And they shall bring all your brothers from all the nations as an offering to the LORD, on horses and in chariots and in litters and on mules and on dromedaries, to my holy mountain Jerusalem, says the LORD, just as the Israelites bring their grain offering in a clean vessel to the house of the LORD. 
And some of them also I will take for priests and for Levites, says the LORD. "For as the new heavens and the new earth that I make shall remain before me, says the LORD, so shall your offspring and your name remain. From new moon to new moon, and from Sabbath to Sabbath, all flesh shall come to worship before me, declares the LORD." Isaiah 66:18-23
Ezekiel is a second witness to this promise. Paul taught on this when he wrote to the Romans:
"I do not want you to be ignorant of this mystery, brothers, so that you will not be conceited: A hardening in part has come to Israel, until the full number of the Gentiles has come in. And so all Israel will be saved, as it is written: “The Deliverer will come from Zion, He will remove godlessness from Jacob.… Romans 11:25-26
Many innocently confuse the "fullness" of the Gentiles" thinking it only means a time of full measure or count of former Gentiles coming into the knowledge and belief of Jesus as Savior or as people trampling down Jerusalem and pray to a false god. It's true, but perhaps that only touches the surface of Paul's message. The word "fullness" is "plērōma" and it provides a deeper meaning.



The fullness refers to walking in the way, 
the Torah walk of the Jewish Messiah Jesus.



Paul was revealing an amazing prophecy of today as many have not only come to know the Jewish Messiah in great numbers, but we are returning to an understanding of the Jewish roots of Biblical faith because the job at hand is to join hands with Judah even if we do not understand it:
“I ask instead: Did Israel not understand? First, Moses says: "I will make you jealous by those who are not a nation; I will make you angry by a nation without understanding." Romans 10:19

“I ask then, did they stumble so as to lose their share? Absolutely not! However, because of their trespass, salvation has come to the Gentiles to make Israel jealous.” Romans 11:11

“I am speaking to you Gentiles. Inasmuch as I am the apostle to the Gentiles, I magnify my ministry, in the hope that I may provoke my own people to jealousy and save some of them.” Romans 11:13-14
The multitudes that Paul wrote about are coming from the blessings of Jacob on Joseph's adopted sons Ephraim and Manasseh. Remember the House of Joseph led by his sons were born in Egypt and they had an Egyptian mother. Their maternal grandfather was a pagan priest, but despite that Ephraim and his brother Manasseh were grafted into Israel by Jacob. Paul writes:
"Lest you be wise in your own sight, I want you to understand this mystery, brothers: a partial hardening has come upon Israel, until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in." Romans 11:25:
Today, stony hearts are being softened as God is writing His Torah on our hearts in the promise of the Jeremiah 31:31 covenant. And at the same time, Judah's hardened heart is softening toward his brothers in friendship and relationship. Judah without knowing it is becoming a powerful witness for the fullness of the believer returning to the Jewish roots of the faith of Jesus the Jew.

The two sticks of God's olive tree are being rejoined by the lovingkindness of The Lord.

The Bible shows us this mystery if we just look.

Shifting gears, I am a rank amateur as an astronomy buff, (no, NOT astrology). My interest in God's heavenly creation handiwork led me to a teaching on the upcoming Feast Day eclipse window of 2014-15 from Pastor Mark Biltz of Bonney Lake, Washington a couple of years ago when Jeff Morton, a member of the El Shaddai congregation shared the message with me. The more I thought about it, the more I realized that Pastor Blitz was on to something that we need to know about the timing of the coming eclipse tetrad.

I decided to place it here for you to consider if you have not heard about it. There's a key message that has already been noted:

"If you are Messiah's, then you are Abraham's seed
And heirs according to promise." Galatians 3:29

Those words are monumental. I hope to show you more about that as you read on and forgive me as I continue to repeat several key concepts already noted, the reason: there are some things we need to unwind.

Smack in between the bookends of the coming tetrad of the four consecutive "Feast Day" full lunar eclipses that Pastor Biltz teaches about, the world will see a 'triple' series of six (6) full Moons with no partial lunar eclipse 'in between'. My view is perhaps the timing of this sequence is related to a blessing.

Paul describes 'the end' time of Abraham's seed exile as declared in the Bible including Ezekiel 4:1-6 and Leviticus 26:14-46.

Thats's a judgment period that many Christians may have missed by not believing the identity that Paul was sharing with the Romans. This concept is not designed to be sensational speculation for a gullible few and certainly not you, so hang in there for a while longer for the bigger picture. It seems a bit complicated, but I will do my best.

These coming four full lunar eclipses, like the four winds around the globe - will begin with: 

1) A Passover red moon eclipse visible directly over the USA and 1/4 of the planet will witness it on April 15, 2014. The first eclipse will not be visible across most of Europe, East Africa or Russia. 

2) The next eclipse on the first day of Tabernacles moves west as it appears on October 8, 2014 directly over the Pacific ocean, again covering 1/4th of of Earth. It too will not be visible over any part of Europe, the Middle East or Africa but it will be visible at dawn on the US west coast horizon. 

3) The third eclipse in the tetrad series will occur further west over the Pacific on Passover April 4, 2015 as the pattern repeats and moves west around the four corners of the globe. It will be seen in the far east Orient including Japan and large parts of China and eastern Russia. 

4) Finally, the fourth and final full lunar eclipse will appear in the heavens on September 28, 2015 on the first day of Tabernacles centered directly above the mid-Atlantic ocean between Europe and North America. This final eclipse will be visible in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and western Russia as the cycle of the Feast Day bookend tetrad sequentially encompasses the four corners of the globe. 

If you would like to get a graphic view of the "four wind" locations of the tetrad eclipse series just visit NASA's Eclipse page or if you want to see how our Solar System will beautifully align try another view at my page entitled: God's Timepiece.

Please keep in mind, there is nothing intended in this commentary with any goal to forecast the future, but one thing many may have missed is the simple fact that each of the tetrad eclipse windows is locked into a pattern that has been built into the solar system since creation!

That fact is huge. Nothing is random, but these red blood moon Feast Days are not what we are to be ultimately looking for. 

What we are to seek is the Heaven and Earth Creator.

The question though is: does the pattern mean anything? I certainly do not know, but as Pastor Biltz points out, recent tetrad eclipse windows connected to Jewish Feast Days have recently coincided with huge blessings for Israel, and we should know that heavenly events are significant if you have ever read and believed the words of Revelation 13. 

All in all, during the coming tetrad Feast Day series, there will actually be eight eclipses, four are solar and four lunar. Here's the schedule and take note, the Feast Day seasons will be intersected by a Shemittah Year:
1) April 15, 2014 Total Lunar Eclipse Feast of Passover Nisan 15

2) April 29, 2014 Annular Solar Eclipse on Day 11 of the Omer Count

3) October 8, 2014 Total Lunar Eclipse on Feast of Tabernacles Tishrei 15 and the Shemittah Year begins 15 days earlier

4) October 23, 2014 Partial Solar Eclipse seven days after Shmini Atzeret

5) March 20, 2015 Total Solar Eclipse on Nisan 1 which begins the count to Passover

6) April 4, 2015 Total Lunar Eclipse Feast of Passover Nisan 15

7) September 13, 2015 – Partial Solar Eclipse on Feast of Trumpets Tishrei 1 as the Shemittah Year ends

8) September 28, 2015 Total Lunar Eclipse Feast of Tabernacles Tishrei 15
Six months (aka six 'moons') after the first total lunar eclipse on Passover, April 15, 2014 (Nisan 14), the Biblical Fall Feast calendar will start and notably, the Shemittah (Sabbatical) year will end on September 14, 2015 marked by another eclipse just as the Feast of Trumpets begins. 

Ten days later, the Jubilee Year will begin with the sound of a shofar on Yom Kippur, so remember:
"And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years" Genesis 1:14
That says: Let them be for signs, and for seasons...

If we are to understand God's times and seasons, we have to reconnect with the Bible's calendar the Jewish people rely on, not a Pope's to understand the times and seasons, the moedim, the appointments of our Creator are tied in the end to blessings and redemption. They are the festivals of The Lord God. So, Almighty God is using the tetrad He created to point us all back to His Feasts.

The fourth and grand finale lunar eclipse will occur on the first day of the week long annual celebration of the Feast of Tabernacles (Sukkot) in 2015. NASA shows it will be a red Super Moon" because it will occur at lunar perigee. That's the orbital point when the Moon is at its closest point to Earth and it will appear 15% larger in the night sky. 

Another Super Moon will occur earlier during the North Pole's full solar eclipse of March 20, 2015 and it will be the first day of Nisan (Aviv in the Bible). It is month one. God declared it as the first month in Exodus 12:2 when God ordered prophetic time to align to His Feast Days.

Aviv 1st is also the day God instructed Moses to set up His Tabernacle in the midst of the congregation (Exodus 40:2). A year later it marked the time window that God declared the Passover is to be kept as a memorial forever (Numbers 9:1).

Not only that, its the same day King Hezekiah sanctified the House of the LORD after it was repaired (2 Chronicles 29:17) and it was the day Ezra left Babylon by the decree of king Artaxerxes to return to Jerusalem to prepare Hezekiah's heart to: 

1) seek the Torah of The LORD
2) to do it, and 
3) to teach it (Ezra 7:9-10).

It's also the day that lots or 'pur' were cast in Esther 3:7.

There is no thus saith The Lord here, but my thinking is we need to watch whether we understand what to watch for or not. It's time to follow the teaching of Jesus, it's time to watch and look to God’s calendar and His signs in the skies, that have been set in motion and order since creation.

A spectacular sight will be seen on the Tabernacles eclipse of 2015. It will be the only full lunar eclipse on this Feast Day tetrad that will be visible in Jerusalem. It is fitting that it will be a super moon to signal in the next Jubilee Year from Jerusalem!

Something is up and I believe it is linked to a future blessing in Jerusalem, not a disaster.

Will we see a prophetically historic time of triumph like the Jubilee of 1967, as a sign affecting the people God calls Israel? I don't know. What can we expect? I DON'T KNOW, but I do know this:
"It is the glory of God to conceal things, but the glory of kings is to search them out." Proverbs 25:2
No matter what is in store, today is the time for all nations and all people to search out the salvation and the sovereignty of Almighty God. After all, Israel is front and center in God's eyes.

I am blowing my trumpet as loud as I can about this: Jesus was born in the family line of Judah, He lived among the Jewish people, He was circumcised on the eighth day and all of His disciples were Jewish. Jesus observed the Torah perfectly throughout His life. He taught from the scrolls of Moses, the Prophets and the Writings. That was His ministry. He even showed up in Jerusalem at The Temple during Hanukkah, the Feast of Dedication.

He taught about salvation at the water libation ceremony known in Hebrew as Nissuch Ha-Mayim. He did this during the celebration of the Feast of Tabernacles as He stood and shouted to the big crowds surrounding the altar:
On the last and greatest day of the Feast, Jesus stood and said in a loud voice, "If anyone is thirsty, let him come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, streams of living water will flow from within him." John 7:37-38
Jesus died at the Feast of Passover and He was resurrected on First Fruits. He is Messiah Yeshua and He will return to celebrate the Feast of Unleavened Bread. 

Yeshua lives in the authority of our High Priest King and He gave an assignment to His talmidim (disciples) just as Isaiah declared:
"I will also make You a light for the Gentiles, that You may bring My salvation to the ends of the earth.” Isaiah 49:6
That prophecy has more to come... 


The Jewish people are not just preparing Israel for Messiah's return.
The Jewish people will return to their Jewish Messiah.
That will awaken the world that is asleep in sin and antisemitism. 


So, if you consider yourself a believer, join with Judah: rest on the Sabbath, celebrate every Passover Feast and all the Feast Days because you get to. Do what Jesus did.

The Biblical truth is The Lord's declaration for His appointments in Leviticus 23 is straightforward. The Holy Days are "set apart" by The Lord and they apply to everyone that follows Him in covenant forever in all generations whether Jew or former Gentile, native or sojourner with Israel. 

They are set in time and marked by the moon as The Lord's appointments and they will occur on God's calendar marked by His creation in heaven so open your eyes and your heart.

The Father in Heaven appointed the Jewish people to bring forth the Messiah, carry the gospel message to the nations of the world, so sign up -- honor the Torah and the Feasts of The Lord!!

Now let's consider those Forty Jubilees... End of the Exile?

The Biblical purpose of a Jubilee Year is a time of "restoration." As I have said... again there is certainly no "thus saith The Lord" intended by any of these observations, but if we just look at the structure of the tetrad patterns, we can understand the possibility that these heavenly events are linked to Yeshua's declaration of an acceptable year to come.

Thousands of years ago, Ephraim separated himself from Judah. Does that sound familiar?

Pause for a minute, let that soak in...

Historically, without realizing it, many Christians have called things Jewish that honor God, they have said this in distain. Churches have rebranded themselves like ancient Ephraim did and turned away from the Jewishness of Jesus. I know, I once did too. This is not a condemnation, it's a fact, a confession and it's time for repentance NOW, time to turn back from the exile. Turn back to the Torah and the ways of Yeshua.

If we can understand the history of Ephraim who turned away from Judah and Jerusalem, we can look in the mirror and see a picture of ourselves!

The separation we've held distancing our Christianity from all things Jewish is linked to the ultimate penalty of a division that began when Northern Israel (Ephraim aka the House of Joseph) was taken away from the Promised Land by the Assyrians. 

As we've seen, a key Scripture that points toward this restoration is found in Ezekiel 37:15-28 and it gives us an amazing Jubilee promise that must not remain a mystery as it speaks of Ephraim and those associated with him. It is worth repeating again:
"The word of the LORD came to me: “Son of man, take a stick and write on it, ‘For Judah, and the people of Israel associated with him’; then take another stick and write on it, ‘For Joseph (the stick of Ephraim) and all the house of Israel associated with him.’ And join them one to another into one stick, that they may become one in your hand.

And when your people say to you, ‘Will you not tell us what you mean by these?’ say to them, Thus says the Lord GOD: Behold, I am about to take the stick of Joseph (that is in the hand of Ephraim) and the tribes of Israel associated with him. And I will join with it the stick of Judah, and make them one stick, that they may be one in my hand. When the sticks on which you write are in your hand before their eyes, then say to them, Thus says the Lord GOD:

Behold, I will take the people of Israel from the nations among which they have gone, and will gather them from all around, and bring them to their own land. And I will make them one nation in the land, on the mountains of Israel.

And one king shall be king over them all, and they shall be no longer two nations, and no longer divided into two kingdoms.

They shall not defile themselves anymore with their idols and their detestable things, or with any of their transgressions. But I will save them from all the backslidings in which they have sinned, and will cleanse them; and they shall be my people, and I will be their God.

My servant David shall be king over them, and they shall all have one shepherd.

They shall walk in my rules and be careful to obey my statutes. They shall dwell in the land that I gave to my servant Jacob, where your fathers lived. They and their children and their children’s children shall dwell there forever, and David my servant shall be their prince forever.

I will make a covenant of peace with them. It shall be an everlasting covenant with them.

And I will set them in their land and multiply them, and will set my sanctuary in their midst forevermore. My dwelling place shall be with them, and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.

Then the nations will know that I am the LORD who sanctifies Israel, when my sanctuary is in their midst forevermore.”

Ezekiel shows us that we must dig into the idea of 
the "acceptable year", to do that let's take an even closer look 
at Luke's account of Yeshua's declaration.


Remember, it was during that Sabbath day reading in the Nazarene synagogue that in Jewish tradition, following the morning reading of the Torah portion, the haftarah was to be read by the maftir, a person that is called to "arise up" (maftir aliyah) to read the haftarah after the weekly Torah portion. This is the passage from the books of the prophets that relates to the Torah portion read that week.

That day the maftir that was called up to read was Jesus:
"And Yeshua returned in the power of the Spirit into Galilee: and there went out a fame of him through all the region round about. And he taught in their synagogues, being glorified of all. And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up: and, as his custom was, he went into the synagogue on the Sabbath day, and stood up for to read. And there was delivered unto him the book of the prophet Isaiah. And when he had opened the book, he found the place where it was written,

"The Spirit of The Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, To preach the acceptable year of The Lord."

And he closed the book, and he gave it again to the minister, and sat down. And the eyes of all them that were in the synagogue were fastened on him. And he began to say unto them, "This day is this scripture fulfilled in your ears." And all bare him witness, and wondered at the gracious words which proceeded out of his mouth. And they said, 'Is not this Joseph’s son?'" Luke 4:14-22
Again, no thus saith The Lord, but I think that it is reasonable to understand that Yeshua, "as was His custom," read that Sabbath day from the scroll of Isaiah in the Nazareth synagogue in keeping with the Jewish TaNaK study cycle established perhaps at the time of Ezra that continues today. If He read on the annual parsha cycle that year, he read from the portion called "Nitzavim" that ties with the haftarah reading of Isaiah 61. 

He was there that day purposefully that Sabbath day and He knew its haftarah portion was not random.

The Spirit of God was poured out on the synagogue leader that day to ask Yeshua to read from the prophet. Importantly, in that synagogue, it was just "a week" before the year he would begin to do the assigned work of Messiah and heal the blind and sick and declare liberty.

And not only that - - these words from the Torah portion "Nitzavim" which is Hebrew for "ones standing" which includes Deuteronomy 29:9–30:20 had just been read in that synagogue before He unrolled the Isaiah scroll in His hands. Those words are:
You are standing today, all of you, before the Lord your God: the heads of your tribes, your elders, and your officers, all the men of Israel, your little ones, your wives, and the sojourner who is in your camp…”
Yeshua said He came for the captives. He also said He came for the lost sheep... it was by no coincidence Jesus taught in Galilee, the ancient land grant of the "lost tribes" that included Dan, Naphtali, Manasseh, Gad, Issachar, Zebulon and Asher.


So, here is the kicker... was the 'acceptable year' also declaring a future prophetic Jubilee for a people that were counted in the census of Moses and given a portion of Israel as an inheritance for the sojourner too?

Today, the Galilee area is a contentious place, dominated by many that seek to divide the land and establish a Palestinian State. So consider this... there is an old Jewish teaching, that says "scattered" Israel will one day be able to return (make aliyah) to the Promised Land during none other than a Jubilee Year. 

This teaching is spelled out in Scripture, it is based on the words of Leviticus and its stated in the Jewish "Gemara" which means "study" in Aramaic: (see Talmud - Mas. Arachnid 32b), it comments that the law of Jubilee (Yovel) will apply in the Promised Land once again when all the tribes of Israel are restored to the Promised Land:
"And ye shall proclaim liberty throughout the land unto all the inhabitants thereof, i.e., [only] at the time when all the inhabitants thereof dwell upon it, but not at the time when some of them are exiled".
Debate this all you want, but Scripture gives this prophecy in Leviticus. It declares this:
"And you shall consecrate the fiftieth year, and proclaim liberty throughout the land to all its inhabitants. It shall be a Jubilee for you, when each of you shall return to his property and each of you shall return to his clan..." Leviticus 25:10
Here, 'clan' is the Hebrew word 'mishpachah'. The word mishpachah means: "family, tribe, people or nation."

The fact is the words of Leviticus are true, so if we were to use modern vernacular we can simply call the clan, the 'family' of Israel, i.e. God's children native or adopted.

And, if we dig into history, we can look back to Judah's return to Jerusalem following the Babylonian captivity as a historical time marker in God's Jubilee Year calendar. Like 1967, when Jerusalem was restored, the return from Babylon is thought by most Bible scholars to have occurred during a Jubilee year, sometime around 536 BC. 

We must all look forward to another Jubilee someday.

It will mark the onset of a holy time when Christians join the mishpachah of Judah in the land welcomed as ger toshav in Israel.  So, a change of heart may be on the horizon.

One of the changes for Christians is we must destroy the idols under our terebinth tree (check out Genesis 35:4). To engage the fullness, Christians are returning to the heart of Torah. A remnant are no longer rejecting the Hebrew Bible as old and they understand the land will be released for them to sojourn with their brothers.

Now, if we set aside the Palestinian conflict for a moment as an obstacle, the simple fact is that most "non-Jewish" immigrants as defined by Israeli law cannot obtain legal citizenship in Israel. This is because one must currently prove Jewish descent by one's mother or provide a conversion certificate under the Israeli law of aliyah.

There is one other long-term option, that if one establishes a business that contributes to the Israeli economy over many years that this can yield a potential path to citizenship, but that is a very arduous and legally complicated process without guaranty. So, the fact today is that most non-Jewish people that honor Torah cannot obtain citizenship in the land of Israel, at least not yet.

Perhaps one day Israel will open their arms and laws to recognize and welcome the ger toshav in Israel as sojourners with them just as they did when Moses led the first exodus. The "ger" then had the same goal, to leave the oppression of Egypt and follow the God of Israel with them.

They were all on the journey together... to become a citizen in the Promised Land.

Many Christians today are like the Ger of yesterday, they love Israel, they love the Jewish people and do not judge them on belief or disagreement as they seek to honor the Torah, follow The Lord and restore relationships.

The end of the exile is about restoring the world, including both Jew and Ger.

I am not saying the restoration described by the prophet Ezekiel (Ezekiel 34-37) will be declared by the approval of Israeli legislation has to occur at the end of Forty Jubilees, but I do believe that the end of exile declaration is reserved for the time of redemption.

The prophecies of Ezekiel point to a time when all will serve 'the' descendant of David, the son of God as their King. The King's decree will end the division that began in 1Kings 12:31. This promise is seen in Jeremiah 3:18, 5:11, 11:10, 31:3; Zechariah 8:13, Isaiah 8:14 and Isaiah 11:12-13 as well as many other prophets just as Moses promised in Deuteronomy 30:1-3.

Here's the thing, if we will just forget what we think we know for a moment and look to the truth shown in the Bible from the scroll of Exodus, we can see that if one followed the God of Israel and chose His covenant instruction, they were all, whether native born or sojourner considered a part of the family - God's children, adopted by faith in action.

The same faith as Abraham.

This big message in the Bible has been forgotten by many. Yet, we seen adoption plainly at the end of Jacob's life in the Genesis account. We know his two grandsons were not the children of a Jewish mother. Look closely at this Knesset, Manasseh and Ephraim were the sons of an Egyptian mother. Their mother was Asenath the daughter of Potipherah, the pagan Egyptian priest of On, yet Jacob adopted them!

By Israeli rules today, ger toshav are not eligible for citizenship inheritance. In fact, the Jubilee is not a part of any Israeli law either, but the rules will be changed one day by the King's decree.

The unchanging word of God is clearly important today for the stranger (Ger) that by faith sojourns with Israel, honors the Sabbath and celebrates the Passover redemptive work of Messiah. He or she is joined to Israel "like a native of the land." Hey Knesset members, read Exodus 12:48 for yourself:
"But if a stranger sojourns with you, and celebrates the Passover to the LORD, let all his males be circumcised, and then let him come near to celebrate it; and he shall be like a native of the land..."
Remember too, the words of Moses we can all read tell us that once the Jubilee is announced by the Yom Kippur trumpet blast, the call of "all Israel" will be engaged to return according to God's Kingdom Constitution, the Torah. That includes not only Judah, Benjamin and the Levites, but all the other lost tribes and the sojourners and strangers (the Ger) of the nations with them that choose to follow the God of Israel.

When Jacob was very old, he called Joseph to his bedside and asked to bless his two sons, but Joseph did not know about the coming adoption. Jacob told Joseph that his grandsons, are like sons to him and... "Ephraim and Manasseh shall be mine like Reuben and Simeon. Then another big surprise, Jacob deliberately switched the normal order of blessing the first son. Instead, Jacob gave his adopted son Ephraim, the "greater" blessing of the firstborn son. Not only that, Jacob prophesied that Ephraim's descendants would be "among" the nations.

The Hebrew term he used was m'loh ha goyim, or "fullness of the gentiles." Now you know where Paul came up with that phrase!

This is the same term that Paul used in Romans 11:25, when speaking of the final redemption when "all Israel will be saved." Paul is not speaking of "the gentiles" as we normally think of them (separate from Israel) when he used this phrase m'loh ha goyim. As a Torah teacher, he was referring to the return of the exiles that sojourned with Israel like the teaching of the prodigal son.

Like Joseph, many m'loh ha goyim exiles want their bones to return home.

Many sojourners are looking foreword to the coming of King Messiah. Jews are looking forward to His first coming, but He is the very same Messiah that we both look forward to!!

Yeshua the Jew first came as the humble servant Messiah ben Joseph and He will return as Messiah ben David, the King to call all exiles home to His Kingdom.

Strangely, in a mysterious way, we are already "one" in Messiah, but we just don't realize it... yet. Just as the sons of Jacob did not recognize Joseph in Egypt, they came to know who he was. The same will be true for the Jewish people that do not yet recognize Messiah just yet.

The long journey home began with Abraham who crossed over from Ur of the Chaldees. Yes, Abram was from Ur, and get this, it was a pagan Gentile idol worshipping false god nation. Still, Abram was called out by God, so he left and crossed over. He 'became' the first Hebrew by his faith and action and he received a new identity as Abraham.

Issac was his son and Jacob his grandson that received the name Israel as a blessing from God after an all night struggle. Jacob came out of that wrestling match (Genesis 32:24-28) as a new man with a new name.

Jacob was a new man and even his walk was changed by his struggle. Jacob never let go and seventy of his family went with him down to Egypt due to famine in the land of Canaan, and his family journeyed out of Egypt some 3,500 years ago. All of them left who were saved by the blood of the Passover lamb, both native born and stranger.

That exodus included the Egyptians and others who chose to follow the God of Israel and walk out of slavery with the family of Israel. The sojourners were granted a place in the land with Israel. After that, God's prophetic instruction was given to Ezekiel:
You shall allot it as an inheritance for yourselves and for the sojourners who reside among you and have had children among you. They shall be to you as native-born children of Israel. With you they shall be allotted an inheritance among the tribes of Israel. Ezekiel 47:22
Can you just imagine what would happen if today's nation state of Israel defined their land inheritance the way God does?

The land would be open to all that walk in covenant with El Shaddai. So let us: “Put away the foreign gods that are among you and purify yourselves and change your garments. Then let us arise and go up (make Aliyah)" Genesis 35:2-3

If you do not believe Biblical history and its prophetic promises, your should. Read the words according to the record of Moses in Exodus 12:48-49 and Numbers 15:15-16 for yourself and if that is not enough, read the prophets including Isaiah 56:3-8 and Ezekiel 47:22... Bottomline, "all of Israel" including the adopted, ingrafted sojourners and strangers with them will hear the final Jubilee trumpet as one new man.

The Bible's Jubilee teaching will put the world on the threshold of the greatest exodus in the history of mankind.

Now let's shift gears because we need to look at the seventy weeks.

Those words are found in Daniel 9:24:
"Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy."
This is tied to 70 Shemittahs. 

We know because it says so, but it's missed in Sunday school class because we forgot the seven-year cycle of debt forgiveness when the church father's declared the instructions concerning the Shemittah as old and done away with. They are declared and repeated in Exodus 21:2; Exodus 23:10–11; Leviticus 25:1–7; Deuteronomy 15:1–6; and Deuteronomy 31:10–13. They are repeated because they are very important, not done away with.

Hillel the Elder forgot too and helped develop the idea of pruzbul to protect lenders and effectively reduce the loan forgiveness requirements of Shemittah. The last chapter of Tractate Shevi'it in the Mishna and the Jerusalem Talmud give the details. 

Daniel was one of the survivors of Nebuchadnezzar's attack on Judea and Jerusalem. He was a Jew. He knew all about the meaning of "weeks" of sevens and the great importance of the Shemittah. He knew all about the failure to honor the Shemittah year of rest for the land because he knew this was reason for the 70 year exile to Babylon because he studied the words God gave to Jeremiah.

So let's reconsider the 70 “sevens” shown to Daniel.

The Shemittah year is the end of a seven year cycle and the Jubilee year is the end of seven Shemittah. It's time to consider the sevens of Daniel have multiple fulfillment. 

First, the 70 “sevens” point to the first coming of Messiah as a humble Savior. Look at the number 490, do you see the simple pattern? It's the Shemittah (7 x 7) countdown multiplied by ten.

The account of Luke describes three objectives noted by Daniel and read by Yeshua, the humble Messiah who came:
1) to bring in everlasting righteousness,
2) to seal up the vision and prophecy, and
3) to anoint the most Holy.
There's nothing written about the hope of re-establishing the Kingdom of David. Even the disciple of Yeshua expected that as the goal of Messiah's first coming but it's not a part of Messiah's ministry as the humble servant and lamb of God. They asked Him about this after the resurrection:

"So when they had come together, they asked him, "Lord, will you at this time restore the kingdom to Israel?" He said to them, "It is not for you to know times or seasons that the Father has fixed by his own authority." Acts 1:6-7

The Jubilee countdown to Messiah noted by Daniel is about righteousness and anointing. Its in the timeframe is linked to The Almighty's decree in Haggai 1:1-2 to return to the Promised Land with compassion.

Regarding the decree and timeline given, it is tied to the promise of Almighty God. His decree is also recorded by Zechariah and it contains a measuring line, this measuring line is also a time line that points to Messiah's first coming by Daniel:
Therefore thus says the LORD, “I will return to Jerusalem with compassion; My house will be built in it,” declares the LORD of hosts, “and a measuring line will be stretched over Jerusalem.” Zechariah 1:16
Daniel 9:26 links to these words in Zechariah. It is the base line of this decree that really counts. No question, the decrees of Cyrus, Darius and Artaxerxes are critically important and a part of the big picture, but Daniel writes:
"Then after the sixty-two weeks the Messiah will be cut off..."
Cyrus' decree isn't the only one to focus on. Cyrus is like a base runner and he is still a big deal in the Bible, yet he only a base runner for the ONE at bat ready to hit the grand slam.

It's God's decree that scores on Daniel's timeline for Messiah's Passover week trial.

Daniel's “sevens” point to a Jubilee cycle. They also "hint" to the end of Ephraim's judgment and banishment from the Promised Land for their choice of iniquity. 

The first of 70 Jubilees according to a Biblical counting started when God’s children crossed the Jordan River and entered Canaan.

As noted earlier, it's been almost 40 Jubilees from Messiah's reading of the first half of Isaiah's prophecy. That's the reason, the title of this commentary was chosen.

Every serious Bible student knows the book of Daniel zeroes in on a period of weeks of years. Numbers are important. Consider these:

The Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur) on September 14, 2015 will occur 2,520 weeks or 49 Biblical years following the 1967 reunification of Jerusalem after Israeli paratroopers entered the gates of the Old City and General Shlomo Goren reclaimed the Temple Mount with his shofar. The troops brought the city under Israel's name for the first time in nearly 2,000 years on June 7th, a period that ties 70 AD to 1967. That monumental day in 1967 marked the first time that the Temple Mount was not under a Gentile power since 70AD. 

Daniel and his fellow country men were taken to Babylon in great distress but there's something about Nebuchadnezzar's attack against Jerusalem in 586 BC that Bible scholars don't always point out. It was not only the year Babylon's King Nebuchadnezzar destroyed the Temple that Solomon built, but if my math is right, some 666 "Biblical" years later, in 70 AD, the Roman Legions of Titus destroyed the Temple that Ezra rebuilt and Herod remodeled. 

That number 666 sticks out like a sore thumb if you have read Revelation.

Just as Daniel was told, the Temple was destroyed "after" the Messiah had come. That 9th of Av destruction by Nebuchadnezzar and Titus is linked by 666 years. 

Daniel's timing also points to the year after Artaxerxes issued a decree to Nehemiah to rebuild the walls and gates and restore the holy city of Jerusalem as seen in Nehemiah 2:1-8. The witness of Daniel records these words:
"Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince shall be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times. And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined." Daniel 9:25-26
Now, let's take another look into the prophetic book of Daniel, and the writing on the wall:
“Then from his presence the hand was sent, and this writing was inscribed. Again, this is the writing that was inscribed:

Mene, Mene, Tekel, and Uparsin.

This is the interpretation of the matter:

Mene, God has numbered the days of your kingdom and brought it to an end;
Tekel, you have been weighed in the balances and found wanting;
Peres, your kingdom is divided and given to the Medes and Persians.”

Then Belshazzar gave the command, and Daniel was clothed with purple, a chain of gold was put around his neck, and a proclamation was made about him, that he should be the third ruler in the kingdom.

That very night, Belshazzar the Chaldean king was killed." Daniel 5:45-30
That day was the 16th day of Tishrei, the second day of the week-long Tabernacles festival. It is a part of Chol HaMoed, a Hebrew phrase meaning "weekdays of the festival" and in 2015 this same day will perfectly match with the day after the 4th Blood Moon eclipse coming on September 28, 2015.

Is something is up other than the eclipse?

Every Jubilee arrives "after" 49 years or seven consecutive Shemittah years. Although there is some debate, many believe that the year following the 49th year, or the 50th year, is a Jubilee and it is also the beginning of another 49 year count to the next 50th year Jubilee as well as the beginning of the next Shemittah year.

As noted, just five days after the 2015 Yom Kippur Feast Day (Atonement Day) the world will view the last of the four lunar eclipses of this tetrad series on the first day of Sukkot (Tabernacles) and it is worth repeating that Jerusalem will see a red supermoon eclipse on that Feast Day. 

Interestingly, the next supermoon lunar eclipse won't happen there again in Jerusalem until 2033.  The date will be April 14th, it will be Passover the day and the eclipse will be right above Jerusalem and last 49 minutes. It will be preceded by a solar eclipse two weeks earlier by a solar eclipse on March 30, 2033 on Adar 29 centered above the North Pole.

That Passover is a big day because 2033 may very well mark 2,000 years since the Passover of Yeshua.

Is it time to remember Genesis 1:14?

As I have said, I do not know how the next Shemittah or Jubilee will play out, but we can know that it will be on God's calendar and Jerusalem will be front and center. Many may look for the construction of the Temple prophesied by Isaiah 2:1-5 and Micah 4:1-4. Personally I do not expect that. I could be wrong as I am often, but I think that is a work to be supervised by King Messiah just as Solomon was the general contractor of the first Temple.

I do think Ezekiel 45 ties in to the coming Messianic Jubilee in which the land is be allotted according to the following inheritance:
“When you allot the land as an inheritance, you are to present to the LORD a portion of the land as a sacred district, 25,000 cubits long and 20,000 cubits wide; the entire area will be holy. Of this, a section 500 cubits square is to be for the sanctuary, with 50 cubits around it for open land. In the sacred district, measure off a section 25,000 cubits long and 10,000 cubits wide. In it will be the sanctuary, the Most Holy Place." Ezekiel 45:1-3
It's time to be a watchman on the wall, praying for the Peace of Jerusalem no matter what happens!

The Psalmist exhorts us:
"Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee." Psalm 122:6
Some tend to spend post more time on Facebook or Twitter than we do exploring God's word. If this describes you, change your ways, we all need to dig into the voice of our Creator and tell others, there we can find the clues on a greater exodus as described in Isaiah 27:13...
"So it shall be in that day: the great trumpet will be blown; they will come, who are about to perish in the land of Assyria, and they who are outcasts in the land of Egypt, and shall worship the Lord in the holy mount at Jerusalem."
Outcasts will join brother Judah at the time of the return of Messiah Yeshua, but Scripture shows us that the world will go through more trouble. The reason, the world needs to repent and for some reason that's the only way God gets our attention. When things are good we forget about God.

The promise is God will be there, to save:
"For it shall come to pass in that day," says the Lord of hosts, "that I will break his yoke from your neck, and will burst your bonds; foreigners shall no more enslave them. But they shall serve the Lord their God, and David their king, whom I will raise up for them. 
Therefore do not fear, O My servant Jacob," says the Lord, "Nor be dismayed, O Israel; for behold, I will save you from afar, and your seed from the land of their captivity. 
Jacob shall return, have rest and be quiet, and no one shall make him afraid. For I am with you," says the Lord, "to save you; though I make a full end of all nations where I have scattered you, yet I will not make a complete end of you. But I will correct you in justice, and will not let you go altogether unpunished." Jeremiah 30:8-11
Once again, there is certainly no thus saith the Lord by my voice as to what may be on the horizon. I am just looking at the prophetic patterns and themes of Scripture and we can all see the same words.

I am looking forward to the coming Pesach-Sukkot Feast Day tetrad cycle of 2014-2015, and just after them are three more interesting lunar eclipse dates headed our way. Let's look at them as shown by NASA:

1) January 31, 2018
2) July 27, 2018
3) January 21, 2019

Something is up. Both January 31, 2018 and January 21, 2019 connect to another Jewish tradition, they mark Tu B'Shevat, the new year for trees. The day of Tu B'Shevat marks the cut-off date in the Biblical calendar for eating the fruit of a tree in Israel that is at least three years old (see Leviticus 19:23).

Sound weird?

Well according to the Talmud, this day, Tu B'Shevat marked the beginning of the "grape harvest" while Yom Kippurim marks the end of the "grape harvest." And before we forget, Revelation 14:19 mentions none other than a "grape harvest" during the latter day time of God's judgment that I regret to say includes pestilence according to our deeds:
And I will kill her children with pestilence, and all the churches will know that I am He who searches the minds and hearts; and I will give to each one of you according to your deeds. Revelation 2:23 NASB 

I looked, and behold, an ashen horse; and he who sat on it had the name Death; and Hades was following with him. Authority was given to them over a fourth of the earth, to kill with sword and with famine and with pestilence and by the wild beasts of the earth. Revelation 6:8 NASB 

"For this reason in one day her plagues will come, pestilence and mourning and famine, and she will be burned up with fire; for the Lord God who judges her is strong. Revelation 18:8 NASB
Here's another thing, Revelation refers to key events in Jerusalem because Jerusalem is the focal point of the Bible. It has to be noted that the modern state of Israel became an "official" sovereign state in the year 1948 and some simple math shows us that the year 2018, will mark 1948 years from the destruction of Jerusalem and the Temple in 70AD.

I'm not sure about you, I'm exhausted, but let's go to the finish.

As we've seen, the blessings of the Jubilee Year include the themes of “return” and “restoration” - to the proper place - in God's land according to God’s promise to Abraham and allotment. If we believe the words of the Bible, God's Jubilee centers its focus in the Promised Land.

Let’s look once again to God’s Word on this:
"And thou shall number seven Sabbaths of years unto thee, seven times seven years; and the space of the seven Sabbaths of years shall be unto thee forty and nine years. Then shall thou cause the trump of the Jubilee to sound on the tenth [day] of the seventh month, in the day of atonement shall ye make the trumpet sound throughout all your land. And ye shall hallow the fiftieth year, and proclaim liberty throughout [all] the land unto all the inhabitants thereof: it shall be a Jubilee unto you; and ye shall return every man unto his possession, and ye shall return every man unto his family." Leviticus 25:8-10

One of the primary themes of the 'yovel' Jubilee year is the emphasis on liberty and as the land owner, God determines its heritage and when it will change hands, not the UN, not the EU, not the US or Russia and certainly not The Quartet.


If we look deeper in Leviticus 25:23-55 we can see that the Torah emphasizes that the Promised Land and God's people both belong to Him. 

They do not belong to an earthly Pharaoh, they belong to The Lord God, the King of the Universe!

The Promised Land is not to be divided by men because is not belong to them, it does not belong to a Palestinian State either, it belongs to the God of Israel, and He gives it only to the family He calls Israel. Elohim God even sets the price for the use of His land in Leviticus 27:16-24 according to the silver shekel of His sanctuary.

Consider this too. Most scholars agree that Luke’s account of Yeshua’s Sabbath reading of Isaiah in the synagogue was declared by Yeshua sometime around the year 28 AD. Let's look at the record once again as we wrap up:
"And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up: and, as his custom was, he went into the synagogue on the Sabbath day, and stood up for to read And there was delivered unto him the book of the prophet Isaiah. And when he had opened the book, he found the place where it was written, The Spirit of the Lord [is] upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, To preach the acceptable year of The Lord." Luke 4:16-19
Again, count the years from that pronouncement, the timeline is Forty Jubilees... Are we near the latter end of the recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised?

Using simple math, we can know now are now approaching the 40th Jubilee from that Saturday Sabbath in the synagogue... Only God knows, but if you ask me, the next Jubilee has a tie to the day Jesus read from Isaiah nearly 40 Jubilees ago.

I love this old clip that I first saw in my high school days that depicts that great declaration in Nazareth recorded by Luke. It's only 3 and 1/2 minutes and it is well worth the time to watch and listen:

"HE HAS SENT ME TO PROCLAIM RELEASE TO THE CAPTIVES"

Leviticus gives us more to think about:
"Even if someone is not redeemed in any of these ways, they and their children are to be released in the Year of Jubilee, for the Israelites belong to me as servants. They are my servants..." Leviticus 25:54-55
As we have seen in Deuteronomy 15:1 the Hebrew word שְׁמִטָּה shĕmittah means release. So, we must ask: what did Jesus mean? "He has sent me to proclaim a Jubilee for the captives." Now, in Jewish tradition, let's ask a question...

Could 40 days in exile be tied to 40 Jubilees since Messiah's reading?

I ask because we know God told the prophet Ezekiel to lay on his side, "a day for each year," according to the time Israel spent in the wilderness. Not only that, the coming Jubilee year, may also mark 70 Jubilees from the first Jubilee celebrated within the Promised Land 49 years after all Israel entered the land by 'crossing over' the Jordan River log ago.

This timeframe could be VERY significant as the book of Daniel may well be referencing 70 'Feast of Weeks' (Shavuot) celebrations during 70 Jubilee years.

And, looking just seven years beyond today, we will be right on the verge of completing the 70th 'Feast of Weeks' (Shavuot) celebration since the U.N. declared the Jewish State a nation by U.N. Resolution #181 on November 29, 1947 (again see Daniel 9:22–27).

Looking back to the Bible, we can see that a timeline of judgment was measured for Judah. It was declared by God in Ezekiel 4:6:
"And when thou hast accomplished them, lie again on thy right side, and thou shall bear the iniquity of the house of Judah forty days: I have appointed thee each day for a year."
We know that forty (40) is always a key Biblical time period on God's prophetic clock. How do we know? It began in the wilderness!

At Sinai, Moses spent three [separate] forty day periods at the top Mount Sinai with God. During the first 40 days he received the first set of tablets with the 10 instructions of covenant written by the finger of God, which Moses broke upon seeing the sin of the golden calf idolatry. During the second 40 days, Moses pleaded with God to forgive the people of Israel for their idolatry.

At the end of the next 40 days, God told Moses to go down and cut a second set of tablets by his hand. Moses did this and then returned for the third and final set of 40 days with the empty stones prepared for God's own hand. On the 40th day of the third period atop the mountain, God pardoned Israel. Moses then descended down the mountain again with the Ten Commandments that had been broken. Once again the covenant was inscribed once on two stones.

So, we must consider the 40 Biblical Jubilee Years since Yeshua walked the shores of the Galilee and read from Isaiah. Could this mark a time that the House of Judah will begin to see Christians as a brother?

It is no coincidence that 40 Jubilees equals two prophetic ‘days’ or 2,000 Biblical years. For more on this, just read 2Peter 3:8, and don't forget, we have the promise of revival from the words of Hosea's prophecy:
"Come, and let us return unto The Lord: for he hath torn, and he will heal us; he hath smitten, and he will bind us up. He will revive us after two days; He will raise us up on the third day, That we may live before Him. Then shall we know, [if] we follow on to know The Lord: 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.

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. 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." Hosea 6:1-5
Let me say this once again... I am not declaring any absolutes here, many ancient prophetic times are mysteries not yet known, after all Daniel's scroll was sealed. But, I do feel led to describe some things to be considered from history and the words of the Bible. Everything must be carefully weighed. 

Everything must be tested by the word of God, not my word.

I am ALWAYS open to correction and reproof as that is one purpose of Scripture. I'm just a student, not the teacher. Write me if you can. We need to explore together.

Biblical logic may point us to fearful events arising after the coming Jubilee Year. Those may involve pestilence for an unrepentant world. Once again, this is no known forecast, no thus saith The Lord here, just a diligent evaluation of God's ultimate purpose to get our repentant and prepare the planet for the Jubilee and the acceptable year of The Lord.

God's word points us to look for restoration in each Jubilee. Ultimately, it is about "one new man" and it's about Paul's admonitions to the Galatians: "There is no longer Jew or Gentile, slave or free, male and female for you are all one in Messiah Yeshua" and in Colossians 3:11 "Here there is no Gentile or Jew, circumcised or uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave or free, but Messiah is all, and is in all." Galatians 3:28


The restoration to come is to be 
'One' in Messiah, 
all under the King.


One day, I believe this will be "THE" King's decree to 'release' the law of aliyah engaging His call to citizenship for all, both Jew and non-Jew, to join with Israel's King as one new man in the Kingdom of Heaven on Earth.

Perhaps not in my lifetime, but that prophetic blessed time shows us we must know God’s Jubilee (Yovel) definition given to Moses for the final Jubilee, the ultimate “year of return.” This is shown to us in Leviticus 25:13:
‘In this Year of Jubilee everyone is to return…’
Everyone who is called will come... to the King's land, the place of His name, Israel.

The Lord says:
"I am God, and there is none like me, declaring the end from the beginning and from ancient times..." Isaiah 46:8-9

"But do not overlook this one fact, beloved, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day." 2Peter 3:8
Considering those words, might we consider a couple of 'third day' prophetic parables?
“Then Yehoshua commanded the officers of the people, Pass through the host and command the people saying:

‘Prepare your provisions, for within three days you are to pass over this Jordan to go in to possess the land that YHWH your Elohim is giving you to possess.’” Joshua 1:11
The current Law of Return (Aliyah) was established by men on July 5, 1950, in the Knesset and the decree will be 70 years old in 2020. Is that important? 
"And a proclamation was made throughout Judah and Jerusalem to all the returned exiles that they should assemble at Jerusalem, and that if anyone did not come within three days, by order of the officials and the elders all his property should be forfeited, and he himself banned from the congregation of the exiles. Then all the men of Judah and Benjamin assembled at Jerusalem within the three days." Ezra 10:7-9

“Say to all the people of the land and the priests, When you fasted and mourned in the fifth month and in the seventh, for these seventy years, was it for me that you fasted?" Zechariah 7:5

"In the first year of his reign, I, Daniel, perceived in the books the number of years that, according to the word of the LORD to Jeremiah the prophet, must pass before the end of the desolations of Jerusalem, namely, seventy years." Daniel 9:2
One day a radical, earthshaking change will arrive as a call of aliyah for all who walk in the commandments of God and in the faith of Yeshua. These are the patient ones, the saints described in the prophecy of Revelation 14:12:
"Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus."
Will the laws of citizenship change before Messiah returns?

Perhaps, but I don't think the government of Israel will consider opening their citizenship door wider for the ger toshav in Israel. But, the Jewish people have huge hearts and they are leaders. They always have been. Here's one proof of the heart of the Israeli people... despite rocket fire from the Gaza, the Jewish people, like the good Samaritan, freely open their hospitals to treat injured Palestinians.

If a change in the law of return is coming in my lifetime, it will begin with a spiritual awakening as Christian and Jewish hearts awake and hear God's call to come together as brothers and sisters. This has already begun in many ways, and we have to know greater things will happen.

Return will REQUIRE a time to awaken people to a call of repentance back to follow Almighty God in the wilderness.

Isaiah 10 points to future events in the Middle East that we see building before us today laying the groundwork for the appearance of "the Assyrian" who will come against the land and the remnant of Judah as declared by the prophet. The Lord will personally judge "the Assyrian" described by Isaiah. He has a big problem.

The Lord has already gathered a remnant of Jacob (Isaiah 10:20 – Isaiah 12), which includes the Jewish people that that live on the coasts of Israel as prophesied by Zephaniah 2:7.
"And the coast shall be for the remnant of the house of Judah; they shall feed thereupon: in the houses of Ashkelon shall they lie down in the evening: for The Lord their Elohim shall visit them, and turn away their captivity." Zephaniah 2:7
Zephaniah shows the world that God will bring restoration. He will do it, even if we cannot see how it is possible.

To bring His redemption forth today, God is engaging a great awakening of friendship, a revival around the globe as "Jew" and "Joe" have begun to help each other and support each other in love. That is happening because God is calling a remnant around the world to the roots of the faith of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. 

God is calling forth others as a faithful witness about the Jewish Messiah as many "Believers" in Yeshu ha-Notzeri are beginning to understand the words of the Torah and the prophets as well as Paul:
"For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile." Romans 1:16
It is VERY encouraging for me to know Paul teaches the family name Israel includes adoption and ingrafting, it is about faith in God and walking in the ways of truth. That faith and action includes the strangers 'from Egypt.' This will only be fulfilled as outcasts join Judah when God sets forth His hand to accomplish it...
"And it shall come to pass in that day, that the Lord shall set his hand again the second time to recover the remnant of his people, which shall be left, from Assyria, and from Egypt, and from Pathros, and from Cush, and from Elam, and from Shinar, and from Hamath, and from the islands of the sea. And he shall set up an ensign for the nations, and shall assemble the outcasts of Israel, and gather together the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth.

The envy also of Ephraim shall depart, and the adversaries of Judah shall be cut off: Ephraim shall not envy Judah, and Judah shall not vex Ephraim. But they shall fly upon the shoulders of the Philistines toward the west; they shall spoil them of the east together: they shall lay their hand upon Edom and Moab; and the children of Ammon shall obey them." Isaiah 11:11-14
Today, the nation state of Israel declares itself a "Jewish" State and its strongest global support is from none other than the United States as well as a global pro-Israel community.

Are we the outcasts?

At the same time, many nations are turning against this tiny democracy and seek to destroy it or divide it, this may have a tie to the wind from the East as it did before the Exodus from Egypt. I think that wind is pestilence, but I could be wrong.

The thing is the Bible tells us the east wind came 'before' the seven years of famine in Egypt. It was linked to Joseph's prophetic interpretation of Pharaoh's dream:
"And the seven thin and ill favored kine that came up after them are seven years; and the seven empty ears blasted with the east wind shall be seven years of famine." Genesis 41:27
As we will just consider this, we should keep in mind that prophecies like Feast Days, repeat in a cycle. After all, God says that the end is declared from the beginning. The Bible shows us a cycle in the end, not a straight line.

This we do know: the Bible shows us that exodus (aliyah) to the Promised Land is set in stone for "all of faith" and when that happens, things will change.

Man's ways are full of obstacles of chaos, but Yeshua's focus is on Jerusalem, yours should be too! 

Jerusalem is to be the praise of the Earth. The Savior of the World will be King there and He cried about this city:
"Jerusalem, Jerusalem! She 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, yet you were not willing!

See, your house is left to you desolate.

For I tell you, you will never see Me again until you say, ‘He who comes in the name of the Lord is the blessed One’!”" Matthew 23:37-39
Jerusalem, Jerusalem! Your house is left to you desolate. As we have seen, the holy mountain, the Temple Mount has been claimed by Allah that blasphemes the God of heaven, trampled by those of Edom who kneel down facing Mecca, the city of the beast kingdom making it an object of slander. No Christian or Jew can legally pray there. It is a mountain desolate of prayer to The Lord.

Christian or Jew, if you attempt to move your lips and pray atop the mount today, you will be sent away, perhaps attacked or even jailed. If you don't believe that, book your flight today and go there and try it for yourself but don't call me I can't post bail!

When Jesus spoke of Jerusalem, he repeated the words of Isaiah 64:11-12:
"But you who abandon The Lord,
who forget My holy mountain,
who prepare a table for Fortune
and fill bowls of mixed wine for Destiny,

I will destine you for the sword,
and all of you will kneel down to be slaughtered,
because I called and you did not answer,
I spoke and you did not hear;
you did what was evil in My sight
and chose what I did not delight in."
It was God's plan to replant the Jewish people in Israel to prepare the land for Messiah and through the great tribulation of holocaust the faithful arrived in Israel in droves. So, consider the possibilities in the days ahead.

As stated over and again, I don't really know anything about coming events except the things declared by the prophets, but I know we must know what is declared in God’s "Jubilee" instruction and it is based on restoration.

As we have seen, God's word was given to Moses for the Jubilee Year (the yovel year), the teaching is that it is the "year of return." Again, this is shown plainly in Leviticus 25:13 and is well worth repeating:
"In this Year of Jubilee everyone is to return to his own property."
Not only is something stirring now in the Jubilee instruction about the land, there is an active step toward the promise of the restoration of one new man, one in Messiah.

When Abraham's son arrived on the planet, it just so happens that he showed up 40 Jubilees after Adam.

Messiah Yeshua was born through his family line and He arrived 40 Jubilees after that time. We are now approaching 40 Jubilees from the first coming of Messiah and some 120 Jubilees "years" since Adam. God had something to say about that fact to Noah: "And the LORD said, “My Spirit shall not strive with man forever, for he is indeed flesh; yet his days shall be one hundred and twenty years." Genesis 6:3

Not only that, during the exodus from Egypt, at the end of 40 years, all the families of Israel and the sojourners with them in the wilderness crossed the Jordan into the Promised Land.

One way or another, the Jubilee of Jubilees is coming our way one day!

Don't forget, Abraham journeyed into Canaan at God's instruction and His entire journey marked off the boundaries of the Promised Land. It wasn't his idea to leave Ur of the Chaldees. He was born and raised in the far south-eastern corner of Mesopotamia - far from Israel. Yet, he was called to the land.

During David and Solomon's days, the children of God were united as Israel, but they divided in conflict after Solomon's death, the Bible calls his own Judah and Ephraim, Judah and Israel as well as Judah and Joseph. Are you getting the picture?

We are approaching the ledge of the end time for all Israel. That ledge is overlooking a 120th Jubilee, the time that God told Noah would be when He would no longer "strive" with mankind:
"And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also [is] flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years." Genesis 6:3
The thing is, the 'olde' English King James translators used the word "strive" but the Hebrew words is דִּין diyn and more literally it means "plead" or "judge." Judgment is a problem ahead.

Noah's 120 years are not the length of a man's life. These are Jubilee "years"... and "judgment" is from the root of the Hebrew word "diyn." As duly noted above, God has judged Ephraim, the timeline of banishment for the sons of a Gentile mother from Egypt is over, we are near the end of the exile journey. It's time to rejoin Judah in the family.

One hundred twenty is a key. Deuteronomy tells us:
"So Moses continued to speak these words to all Israel. And he said to them, “I am 120 years old today. I am no longer able to go out and come in. The LORD has said to me, ‘You shall not go over this Jordan.’ The LORD your God himself will go over before you..." Deuteronomy 31:1-3
Forty is another.

Like the number 120, the number 40 is a big Scriptural pointer. It is seen some 146 times in Scripture and it always addresses a period of trial, correction, warning and testing.

The first time we see forty, the rain fell on the earth for 40 days and 40 nights while Noah was kept safely in the Ark. 

We also see that Moses spent 40 years in Egypt, 40 years in Midian and then 40 years talking to The Lord in the Wilderness.  The 10 spies spent 40 days investigating the Promised Land. Likewise Saul, David, and Solomon each ruled for 40 years. 

Jonah warned Nineveh for 40 days that they had to repent or suffer judgment. 

Ezekiel laid on his right side for 40 days to warn Judah of their sin. Elijah, like Moses fasted for 40 days at Horeb and Yeshua (Jesus) fasted for 40 days and nights before his ministry began.

Exodus 16:35 reveals 40 marks the end of the "wilderness wandering" period for the people of Israel:
"And the children of Israel did eat manna forty years, until they came to a land inhabited; they did eat manna, until they came unto the borders of the land of Canaan."
Consider the words of other verses of "forty" and the questions they should raise about the 120th Jubilee theme given Noah.

Is Messiah's time at the right hand of God linked to forty like Moses?
Exodus 24:18 And Moses went into the midst of the cloud, and gat him up into the mount: and Moses was in the mount forty days and forty nights.
While on the wilderness mountain, Moses fasted for 40 days. Messiah Yeshua did the same:
And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was afterward an hungred. Matthew 4:2
Perhaps these forty days in the mountain shows us Moses lived out a shadow picture of the forty Jubilees that Messiah has been at the Father's right hand in Heaven.
Numbers 13:25 And they returned from searching of the land after forty days. Numbers 14:33 And your children shall wander in the wilderness forty years, and bear your whoredoms, until your carcasses be wasted in the wilderness.
Are these forty Jubilees linked to overcoming replacement theology?
Joshua 5:6 For the children of Israel walked forty years in the wilderness, till all the people [that were] men of war, which came out of Egypt, were consumed, because they obeyed not the voice of The Lord: unto whom The Lord sware that he would not shew them the land, which The Lord sware unto their fathers that he would give us, a land that floweth with milk and honey.
Also, see Judges 13:1, it says: And the children of Israel did evil again in the sight of The Lord; and The Lord delivered them into the hand of the Philistines forty years.

Why did "traditional" Christianity not follow in God’s Torah way during these 40 Jubilees?
Psalms 95:10 Forty years long was I grieved with [this] generation, and said, It [is] a people that do err in their heart, and they have not known my ways:
They have not known my ways. In the past 40 Jubilees "the church" has promoted replacement theology. Can we ask, is there a tie to Egypt?
Ezekiel 29:12-13   And I will make the land of Egypt desolate in the midst of the countries [that are] desolate, and her cities among the cities [that are] laid waste shall be desolate forty years: and I will scatter the Egyptians among the nations, and will disperse them through the countries. Yet thus saith The Lord GOD; At the end of forty years will I gather the Egyptians from the people whither they were scattered:
The bottom line... Consider these words from the account of the Acts of the Apostles:
And when forty years were expired, there appeared to him in the wilderness of Mount Sinai an angel of The Lord in a flame of fire in a bush. Acts 7:30
Let's review something...

All nations must listen to Leviticus 26:21:
"And if ye walk contrary unto me, and will not hearken unto me; I will bring seven times more plagues upon you according to your sins."
It's time to get in step. 

The thing everyone must know is that there is a promise that God gives about the provision of Jubilee blessing to the faithful who follow His instruction and there is a curse for ignoring it.

The Lord's eyes are keenly focused on Jerusalem and ours prayers should be for the land of Israel, because it is:
"A land which the LORD thy God careth for: the eyes of the LORD thy God are always upon it, from the beginning of the year even unto the end of the year." Deuteronomy 11:12
There's a lot to consider here, and we have words from Ezekiel to read and learn from:
"In the twenty-fifth year of our exile, at the beginning of the year, on the tenth of the month, in the fourteenth year after the fall of the city on that very day the hand of the LORD was on me and he took me there. 
In visions of God he took me to the land of Israel and set me on a very high mountain, on whose south side were some buildings that looked like a city. He took me there, and I saw a man whose appearance was like bronze; he was standing in the gateway with a linen cord and a measuring rod in his hand
The man said to me, “Son of man, look carefully and listen closely and pay attention to everything I am going to show you, for that is why you have been brought here. Tell the people of Israel everything you see. I saw a wall completely surrounding the temple area..." Ezekiel 40:1-5
This must point us all to the need to look up so that we MIGHT KNOW what time it is on God's calendar because the appointed Feasts of The Lord are all set to the Creator's clock, not ours and before the next Jubilee God has placed His Feast markers above.

Since the beginning, the Feasts Days have been a sign post and banner in God's appointment book.

Because of that simple truth, we must not remain in ignorance. The Word of God says the wise will discern. Paul the Apostle says that we are called to 1) watch, 2) be sober and 3) to pray because we can in fact can understand the times and seasons of the Lord if we just turn to the Bible and look carefully, listen closely and pay attention.

If you love The LORD, you do not have to remain asleep in the dark when it comes to God's plan, you do not need to lose hope and be fearful either. Tribulation and a final great Jubilee are coming. 

We must watch for and patiently honor The Lord's 'moed' seasons and Feasts in faith because at some future time the Fall Feasts of The Lord WILL mark the season of Messiah Yeshua's return as King.

We must know God's appointments like the back of our hands. There should be no need for this commentary, no need to write that you need to honor God's Word. Like Paul says the thief in the night scenario is for the person that sleeps and ignores the watch:
"But of the times and the seasons, brethren, you have no need that I write unto you. For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night. For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.

But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief. You are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness. Therefore let us not sleep, as [do] others; but let us watch and be sober.

For they that sleep sleep in the night; and they that be drunken are drunken in the night. But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation. 
For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ, Who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him. Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also you do. And we beseech you, brethren, to know them which labour among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you; And to esteem them very highly in love for their work's sake. [And] be at peace among yourselves. 
Now we exhort you, brethren, warn them that are unruly, comfort the feebleminded, support the weak, be patient toward all [men]. See that none render evil for evil unto any [man]; but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all [men]. Rejoice evermore. Pray without ceasing." 1Thessalonians 5:1-17
There is no prophecy or thus saith The Lord from me in this commentary I believe there's a warning...

Based on what we have seen, the days ahead may very well mark a time of global chaos. 

I pray this is not so. Tribulation,  economic calamity and pestilence loom in the recesses of our planet. New pestilences arise each year... It seems they will appear on the horizon like a seal in Revelation's scroll.

No doubt, we will continue to see conflict and as always, the world will somehow blame everything on someone else including the failure of the so-called Mid East peace talks to divide the land for 'peace and security' to appease the Esau-like nation that formed the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) in 1964 with a goal to take the land.

The world headlines will also continue to declare conflict from Hamas, Hezbollah and potentially Iran as rockets from Gaza fall from the sky on the Promised Land.

I pray that the "Iron Dome" will do its job when called upon.

None of this is new, just read the headlines and the Bible for yourself, but there is something that is not front and center. It is the deep division of Islam.

The PLO was formed in 1964, by a group of Sunni Muslim Arabs. The PLO never existed before that time! If you are wondering why the Palestinians have never been welcome in nearby Syria or Lebanon, it is because both lands to the North are large Shiite communities funded by Iran. The Sunni are minorities there.

Radical Al Qaeda and its many offshoots are also Sunni and they regard Shiites as heretics, and the Sunni profoundly distrust Shiite groups like the Hezbollah of Lebanon and the Alawite President of Syria. Sunni and Shiite are like iron and clay, they do not mix.

Saudi Arabia and Iran oppose each other's religious ideals as they compete for influence and Islamic supremacy in the Middle East. Both nations are Muslim and both are governed by Koranic verse, but they are hostile toward each other due to the confrontation of their interpretations of faith so conflict is on the horizon. Further complicating the tension between Shiite and Sunni is the fact that Saudi Arabia's kings have maintained close ties with the U.S. and U.K. governments while Iran's leadership is founded on an anti-Western revolution. Yet both maintain aspirations for the leadership of Islam and they may play Israel like the tip of a sword between them.

This reminds us of the prayer of Jehoshaphat recorded in 2 Chronicles 20:10-12.
"Now behold, the sons of Ammon and Moab and Mount Seir, whom You did not let Israel invade when they came out of the land of Egypt (they turned aside from them and did not destroy them), see how they are rewarding us by coming to drive us out from Your possession which You have given us as an inheritance. O our God, will You not judge them?"
Jahaziel the son of Zechariah answers the prayer:
"Do not fear or be dismayed because of this great multitude, for the battle is not yours but God’s."
Conflict has been brewing for many years in the Middle East regions surrounding tiny Israel as the world seeks to divide the land under a so-called peace plan that has been pushed time and again by The Quartet of nations.


If you have not studied Psalms 83, you must...


In the modern NIV Bible translation, there are at least 18 verses that point to a prophetic description of a war by nations that will want to cut off the Jewish people from being a nation like the sons of Ammon and Moab and Mount Seir. This Psalm points to destabilization in Syria Iraq, Saudi Arabia as well as the radical Ayatollah leadership of Iran.

These nations point us to the three beasts of Revelation 13:1-5 and Daniel 7. Here's the thing: Syria is the leopard, Iraq the lion and Iran the bear.

These three as well as other nations that surround Israel have a long history of opposing the existence of the Jewish state and its people. They also oppose the 'hidden ones', who may represent Messianic Jewish Believers within the family of God that the radical terrorists of Islam also seek to destroy in the fashion of 9/11. In the end, Psalms 83 may point to the desolation of Damascus described in Isaiah 17:1 and a future engagement of an East-West war like the goat vs. ram battles described in Daniel 8.

The world focuses in on the hype, smoke and mirrors of a division of Israel for peace and the internationalization of Jerusalem that was proposed in 1947 as the Corpus Separatum. Just take a look at the names on the map.

The division that has been in headlines for forty years includes Judaea and Samaria... none other than the ancient land of mighty Ephraim. Today, we call it the West Bank. But 'The West Bank' is a new name, devised by Transjordanian and British diplomats following World War II. It hides the truth of Judea and Samaria from the world declaring the global lie of "occupation."

God's sovereign word, the Bible tells us about a calamity from the witness of three prophets:
The Lord sent a word into Jacob, and it hath lighted upon Israel. And all the people shall know, [even] Ephraim and the inhabitant of Samaria, that say in the pride and stoutness of heart, The bricks are fallen down, but we will build with hewn stones: the sycamores are cut down, but we will change [them into] cedars.

Therefore the LORD shall set up the adversaries of Rezin against him, and join his enemies together; The Syrians before, and the Philistines behind; and they shall devour Israel with open mouth. For all this his anger is not turned away, but his hand [is] stretched out still. For the people turneth not unto him that smiteth them, neither do they seek the LORD of hosts. Isaiah 9:8-13

In those days and at that time, when I restore the fortunes of Judah and Jerusalem, I will gather all nations and bring them down to the Valley of Jehoshaphat. There I will put them on trial for what they did to my inheritance, my people Israel, because they scattered my people among the nations and divided up my land. They cast lots for my people... Joel 3:1-4
Because of this, current events in Damascus, Syria and the nations surrounding Israel are critically tied to a yet future division followed by conflict in the Middle East that will adversely affect the world's nations that seek to divide the Promised Land. They have the real problem, not the Jewish people.

Perhaps the prophetic storyline of Esther and the Jewish remembrance on Purim each year, a month before Passover, a time when the plagues began in Egypt before the Exodus will be engaged. 

Only The Lord knows, but the fact is, Esther's story occurred in Susa, Persia - - today we call it Iran. So, it appears that modern Israel's darkest enemy - - Iran may well be involved directly or covertly in the gathering of nations against Israel and Jerusalem.

As noted, part of the land of Judea and Samaria that is proposed to be ceded to the PA we know as the West Bank is actually the land of Ephraim, the area of Israel just north of Jerusalem as seen on the ancient maps of the Promised Land.

Ezekiel was told by Almighty God that one day He will defer any longer:
Again the word of the LORD came to me, saying, Son of man, behold, they of the house of Israel say, The vision that he sees is for many days to come, and he prophesies of times that are far off.

Therefore tell them, Thus says the Lord GOD: There shall none of my words be deferred any more, but the word which I shall speak shall be performed, says the Lord GOD. Ezekiel 12:26-28
Irrespective of the outcome of the 2014-2015 eclipse cycle, God's word will be performed. Yet, if we step back and look at history, we can see the pattern of the four Feast Day "blood moons" has been historically tied to blessings for Judah and don't forget, Joseph saved his brothers in a time of great distress in the Promised Land.


The end days are about the restoration of the Tabernacle of David 
and the end of exile, not the end of the world.


The "end" will mark the "beginning" of the big Jubilee when the whole people that God calls by the royal family name "Israel", will one day unite together as one new man in the Kingdom. The end is a time that God told not only Jeremiah and Ezekiel about, but many other prophets including Moses, Zechariah and Malachi as to what would occur in the 'latter days'.

Let's look at the promised return shown in Zechariah 1:3 and Malachi 3:6-7:
Therefore say to them, Thus declares the LORD of hosts: Return to me, says the LORD of hosts, and I will return to you, says the LORD of hosts. Zechariah 1:3

“For I the LORD do not change; therefore you, O children of Jacob, are not consumed. From the days of your fathers you have turned aside from my statutes and have not kept them. Return to me, and I will return to you, says the LORD of hosts. But you say, ‘How shall we return?’ Malachi 3:6-7
The 'end of the exile' includes the sign of the return to Torah among the nations. Here's why we can know this:
"The secret things belong unto the LORD our God: but those things which are revealed belong unto us and to our children for ever, that we may do all the words of this Torah. And it shall come to pass, when all these things are come upon thee, the blessing and the curse, which I have set before thee, and thou shalt call [them] to mind among all the nations, whither the LORD thy God hath driven thee, And shalt return unto the LORD thy God, and shalt obey his voice according to all that I command thee this day, thou and thy children, with all thine heart, and with all thy soul; 
That then the LORD thy God will turn thy captivity, and have compassion upon thee, and will return and gather thee from all the nations, whither the LORD thy God hath scattered thee. If [any] of thine be driven out unto the outmost [parts] of heaven, from thence will the LORD thy God gather thee, and from thence will he fetch thee: And the LORD thy God will bring thee into the land which thy fathers possessed, and thou shalt possess it; and he will do thee good, and multiply thee above thy fathers." Deuteronomy 29:29; Deuteronomy 30:1-5
And the end will one day include a return to the Land. After all, Messiah is returning to Jerusalem.
"Therefore, behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that they shall no more say, The LORD liveth, which brought up the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt; But, The LORD liveth, which brought up and which led the seed of the house of Israel out of the north country, and from all countries whither I had driven them; and they shall dwell in their own land." Jeremiah 23:7-8

"Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Now will I bring again the captivity of Jacob, and have mercy upon the whole house of Israel, and will be jealous for my holy name; After that they have borne their shame, and all their trespasses whereby they have trespassed against me, when they dwelt safely in their land, and none made [them] afraid. When I have brought them again from the people, and gathered them out of their enemies' lands, and am sanctified in them in the sight of many nations; Then shall they know that I [am] the LORD their God, which caused them to be led into captivity among the heathen: but I have gathered them unto their own land, and have left none of them any more there." Ezekiel 39:25-28

"At that time will I bring you [again], even in the time that I gather you: for I will make you a name and a praise among all people of the earth, when I turn back your captivity before your eyes, saith the LORD." Zephaniah 3:20
You may be a naysayer regarding the comments in this commentary about the 40th Jubilee or the coming eclipse Feast season saying that the timing and past events are irrelevant, but consider these important facts:

The modern blessing declaration for Judah to enter "the land" occurred about a year before the world witnessed four consecutive Feast Day eclipses of the Moon. Check this for yourself. Many tie the them to the timing of the legal birth of the nation, but I think we should look closer as they and are more closely tied in time to another event.

The Israeli law of aliyah was established on July 5, 1950 by the Knesset, Israel's Parliament when they enacted "The Law of Return" 5710-1950 for Jewish people. It passed at the Knesset on July 5, 1950. In part it says:
"For the purposes of this Law, "Jew" means a person who was born of a Jewish mother or has become converted to Judaism and who is not a member of another religion."
But the faithful sojourner cannot be forgotten!

The first two in the 1949-1950 tetrad eclipse series occurred a year 'after' the nation of Israel was formed in May 1948.


The second set wrapped up right around
the date of the "The Law of Return"

● 1949 April 13 Total Lunar Eclipse Feast of Passover
● 1949 October 7 Total Lunar Eclipse Feast of Tabernacles
● 1950 April 2 Total Lunar Eclipse Feast of Passover
● 1950 September 25 Total Lunar Eclipse Feast of Tabernacles
Again, in 1967 just before the Six Day War which was fought between June 5th and 10th, when Israel took control of Jerusalem the eclipse sequence repeated as it began again with Passover. Take a look:
● 1967 April 24 Total Lunar Eclipse Feast of Passover
● 1967 October 18 Total Lunar Eclipse Feast of Tabernacles
● 1968 April 13 Total Lunar Eclipse Feast of Passover
● 1968 October 6 Total Lunar Eclipse Feast of Tabernacles
Preceding these two tetrads (1949/50 and 1967/68) of Passover-Tabernacles Feast Days there were five others since Jesus walked the earth:
● 1493/94
● 860/861
● 842/843
● 795/796
● 162/163
That totals seven Feast eclipse tetrads since Messiah leading up the next 2014/15 series. Interestingly, if we consider the modern connection between Israel and the United States and the fact that Christopher Columbus came to America in 1492 there may well be another Israel-America connection coming.

We are headed toward a Biblical "Jubilee" whether you know that or not, it may be connected in some way to the 2014/15 tetrad eclipse series. If so, this coming tetrad, the 8th in the last 2,000 years, might point us to a very critical time window for Israel, Jerusalem and the world.

What, if anything will happen one day?

The Bible tells us, read this law [Torah]:
And Moses commanded them, saying, At the end of every seven years, in the solemnity of the year of release in the feast of Tabernacles, When all Israel is come to appear before the LORD thy God in the place which he shall choose, thou shalt read this law [Torah] before all Israel in their hearing. 
Gather the people together, men, and women, and children, and thy stranger that is within thy gates, that they may hear, and that they may learn, and fear the LORD your God, and observe to do all the words of this law [Torah]: Deuteronomy 31:10-12
Mark your calendar, NASA shows us the next tetrad of four consecutive total blood Moon Feast Day eclipses will occur on the following appointed and ordained Holy Days of The Lord:
● 2014 April 14th Total Lunar Eclipse Feast of Passover
● 2014 October 8th Total Lunar Eclipse Feast of Tabernacles
● 2015 April 4th Total Lunar Eclipse Feast of Passover
● 2015 September 28th Total Lunar Eclipse Feast of Tabernacles
Put these Feast dates on your day timer, they are on God's and take advantage of the vacation days God declares too. He gives them to you as a free time to worship and consider His sovereignty and His blessing for Israel. If you haven't taken notice of these times before now, do so NOW... hear and fear the LORD your God.

This can all be pretty mind blowing but as noted, the 2014/2015 tetrad will be the eighth lunar tetrad (four) found on a Holy Day eclipse pattern in the last 2,000 years. The eighth. There have been many more tetrads, in fact there have been over 1,300 from NASA's counting of year 1 to 2001 but only eight of them coincide exactly with four consecutive 'Feast Days' since the time Jesus of Nazareth taught from Isaiah in that synagogue.

Biblically, the number eight (8) stands for the beginning of restoration, it points the purpose of the Jubilee.

When I considered the Forty Jubilees, I asked many questions... Will the end of 40th Jubilee be marked by a timetable of Earth news of blessing or will it be a time of conflict, chaos or pestilence?

I DON'T KNOW, but I DO KNOW we can rest assured in the sovereignty of Almighty God knows and we need to be prepared as He moves.

All I am doing here, is putting a few bits and pieces together, but many parts are missing, God's timing and actions are His. He alone is the Almighty sovereign God of Israel, and whether you believe it or not, the planet is His and all world events are on His schedule. He is in control.

I am glad Ezekiel and Jeremiah both speak of a great promise to come:
"Therefore behold, the days are coming," declares the Lord, "when they will no longer say, ‘As the Lord lives, who brought up the sons of Israel from the land of Egypt,’ but, ‘As the Lord lives, who brought up and led back the descendants of the household of Israel from the north land and from all the countries where I had driven them.’ Then they will live on their own soil." Jeremiah 23:7-8

"When I bring them back from the peoples and gather them from the lands of their enemies, then I shall be sanctified through them in the sight of the many nations. Then they will know that I am the Lord their God because I made them go into exile among the nations, and then gathered them again to their own land; and I will leave none of them there any longer. Ezekiel 39:27-28
As we look at the eclipse pattern, I believe our Creator is up to something, so like a Watchman, I will be looking up while praying for the peace of Jerusalem. Some may say it's rapture bus time, but I can't agree at that replacement theory nonsense. For more on that you may want to read: Is the Pre-Trib Rapture... a Golden Calf?

How about you... will you honor these upcoming Feast Days, and rest in the Shemittah and celebrate the Jubilee?

If you consider yourself a child of God and a disciple of Messiah, you need to know Romans 9 teaches that you are an adopted part of the family of the God of Israel and the Bible tells us that we are to remember His Feasts forever, so you will want rest in The Lord as you forgive the debts of others.

Why are we to consider and do these things? 

So that we may be ready, prepared and lined up on God's path. We may be headed toward a time of a time of great tribulation but there is restoration coming.

Messiah Yeshua repeated this old prophecy... "there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars." So, we must be humble and study God's words as they guide us toward the end of the exile.

God's signs are given to help His disciples know He is real so that we can draw closer to Him.

The time to ignore the Torah teaching of Jesus the Jew is over.

Perhaps its time we too we consider the possibility of the significance to the celestial events that are soon coming in the Feasts Days.

When Jerusalem was restored in 1967, and the blood moons were seen in the feast days in 1967-1968 and before that signs in the skies surrounding the appointed Feast Days occurred 'after' 1948. Notably, it was 1949 when the Armistice Agreement was signed and 1950 when the Tripartite Declaration was inked. These legal events, these declarations of law must be critical to understanding what may be coming.

As we wrap up, history shows us a lot has happened in and around Jerusalem and the Temple Mount is always the focus.

The Muslim Al Aksa Mosque was built on the Temple Mount in 1035 AD. In 1099, the First Crusade captured Jerusalem and took away the Temple Mount from Islam's control. But after battling King "Richard the Lionheart" the Muslim Sultan Saladin took it back in an agreement with the Treaty of Ramla in 1192, it was agreed Jerusalem would remain in Muslim hands but open to Christian pilgrimages. So, it is significant that the Passover-Tabernacles lunar eclipse pattern was occurring in 1186 AD.

Today, Saladin's treaty is still in effect on the Temple Mount, but that will change...

Let's shift gears and consider one more day, the Second Passover.

It helps us understand God's patience and His everlasting grace, a standing offer for a second chance and the Bible gives us this big clue, but it is easy to miss what God has granted to mankind in the 9th chapter of the book of Numbers.

Every story of the Bible has a divine purpose. This one has been hidden in plain sight, perhaps for a future purpose by Messiah Yeshua.

The Second Passover is known as "Pesach Sheni."

Pesach Sheni is literally translated as Second Passover and since the Exodus, it has occurred every year on the 14th day of Iyar, 30 days after the 14th of Nisan which was the day prescribed by God for bringing the Paschal lamb. In the Bible, before the exile to Babylon, the month was called Ziv (see 1 Kings 6:1, 6:37). Ziv in Hebrew means "light."

God's instruction for Pesach Sheni, the Second Passover is found in Numbers 9:1-14. The word of God on this promise came a year after the Israelites left Egypt as they were readying for the Passover but some were missing. So, the Second Passover allowed those that were unclean because of a dead person or away on a "distant journey" could participate whether alien and or native of the land.


Do you see the themes of the second Passover?


They are "second chance"... "death" and "distant journey." God tells us He gave us grace for His appointed times with mankind whether alien and or native. I may be putting myself out on a proverbial broken limb but perhaps, if we consider the theme of Pesach Sheni, the Second Passover might just point us to a future major event.

All people are called together to worship in spirit and truth, even the Samaritan woman knew that:
"God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth." The woman said to Him, "I know that Messiah is coming (He who is called Messiah); when that One comes, He will declare all things to us." Yeshua said to her, "I who speak to you am He." John 4:24-26
And, according to NASA's timetables, the next set of four consecutive full lunar eclipses "after" the supermoon that's wraps up the tetrad of 2014-2015 will be seen 18 years later on Pesach Sheni, and this time the eclipse series will be intersected by a full solar eclipse on March 30, 2033, two weeks before Passover 2033:
1) April 25, 2032 (one month after Passover - Pesach Sheni) lunar eclipse
2) October 18, 2032 (one month after Sukkot) lunar eclipse

Solar eclipse March 30, 2033

3) April 14, 2033 (Passover) lunar eclipse
4) October 8, 2033 (Supermoon eclipse on Tabernacles)
In Genesis, we can see it was one month after Sukkot when Noah was carried away by the wind [Ruach] to a high mountain where he waited as “the waters continued to abate until the tenth month; in the tenth month, on the first day of the month, the tops of the mountains were seen.”

Once again, there's no thus saith The Lord, but April 25, 2032 will mark another Second Passover of Pesach Sheni. It falls on the 14th day of Iyar, and on top of that, the Biblical year 2032-33 is thought to be another Shemittah Year. A Sabbath year that connects two days (2,000 years or 40 Jubilees) since the Passover week of Yeshua of Nazareth.

It is well worth repeating, Pesach Sheni is the “second” Passover given in Numbers 9. Our Father gives all a second chance and the implication of the second Passover is mind bending when we read the reason for the Second Passover was grace to allow for those that had touched death and were unclean OR had been on a "distant journey" to participate.
“If any of the people now or in future generations are ceremonially unclean at Passover time because of touching a dead body, or if they are on a journey and cannot be present at the ceremony, they may still celebrate the Lord’s Passover. They must offer the Passover sacrifice one month later, at twilight on the fourteenth day of the second month.”
As noted, a solar eclipse will fall between the Spring and Fall Feast days on May 9, 2032. It just so happens by strange coincidence, this particular annular eclipse will occur on "Jerusalem Day" or Yom Yerushalayim. It is a national holiday in Israel commemorating the 'reunification' of Jerusalem and the establishment of Israeli control over the Temple Mount in the aftermath of none other than the June 1967 Six-Day War!

What is the connection?

The eclipse patterns we will see beginning on the first Feast Day of 2014 will conclude 19 years later in 2033, and that timeline on our modern calendar will be some 2,000 years (2 days) or forty Jubilees after Messiah Yeshua's death, resurrection and journey to the realm of Heaven.

The themes of Pesach Sheni will all be in place as well as the prophecy of Joel 2 which describes a trumpet in Zion, the coming day of The Lord, a great number of people never before seen, a consuming fire, warrior ranks, an earthquake, the sun an moon grow dark, grace, a fast, a solemn assembly, a groom and a bride coming out, a promise of deliverance and an outpouring Spirit on all mankind, a time the sun will be turned into darkness and the moon into blood and it will come about that whoever calls on the name of the LORD will be delivered.

The two lunar eclipses in 2032 do not align on the first Biblical feast month of Nisan as they will in 2014-2015, because there is a month delay in 2032, so I may be blowing smoke in the wind, but I have to ask, is it possible that this is the prophetic day related to God’s word in Numbers 9:9-12 regarding Pesach Sheni marking the end of a forty Jubilee exile?
"And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, If any man of you or of your posterity shall be unclean by reason of a dead body, or [be] in a journey afar off, yet he shall keep the passover unto the LORD. The fourteenth day of the second month at even they shall keep it, [and] eat it with unleavened bread and bitter [herbs]. They shall leave none of it unto the morning, nor break any bone of it: according to all the ordinances of the Passover they shall keep it."
If 2032 is prophetically important in any way, we must also consider what Hosea 6:2 proclaims:
“After two days he will revive us; on the third day he will raise us up, and we shall live in his sight.”
As already noted, most scholars agree that Yeshua died and resurrected ‘between’ 30 and 33 AD. The most widely accepted dates in scholarship are thought to be April 7, 30 AD or April 3, 33 AD. So, if we look closely, perhaps the lunar eclipse that will occur a month after Passover 2032 might fit the Torah's theme of the second Passover (shown in Numbers 8) and point us toward the greater Exodus prophecies.

Here's more food for thought:

Revelation 13:5 describes forty two months. This is the same time period shown in Revelation 12:6 as a thousand two hundred and threescore days and in Revelation 12:14 described as a time, and times, and half a time or 1,260 days. This is preceded in Daniel 7:25 as a time and times and the dividing of time and in Daniel 12:7 as a time, times, and an half.

Many modern Bible scholars believe that these 1,260 days will mark half of the great tribulation period. I do not think that is correct, I can find no scriptural basis declaring a seven year tribulation, but I do know that Daniel 12:11 points to another time period that adds another month: 1,290 days at the time of the end.

Does Daniel's 1,290 days point us Joel and Pesach Sheni?

Perhaps, again I DO NOT KNOW, but if any of the timelines are related to God's ordained Second Passover of 2032, we might take notice and watch as Daniel 12:12 describes yet another prophetic timeline of 45 more days (1,290 + 45 = 1,335). Could this speak of the new moon (Rosh Chodesh) which will be the 1st day of Tammuz (June 9th) 2032, after all it falls 45 days later after the Second Passover (Pesach Sheni) that year?

The timeframes are:
1,260 days - Daniel 12:7
1,290 days - Daniel 12:11
1,335 days - Daniel 12:12
If the timeframes seen in Daniel and Revelation are related to a coming Pesach Sheni, then it is amazing that the Torah and Haftorah portions for the first Biblical month of Nisan includes these words from Ezekiel 45:16-17:
"All the people of the land shall give this oblation for the prince in Israel.

And it shall be the prince's part to give burnt offerings, and meat offerings, and drink offerings, in the feasts, and in the new moons, and in the sabbaths, in all solemnities of the house of Israel:

He shall prepare the sin offering, and the meat offering, and the burnt offering, and the peace offerings, to make reconciliation for the house of Israel.”
Bottomline, my question is could this extra 30 day time line play a role in the 2032 Pesach Sheni eclipse? As I have said, I certainly DO DON'T KNOW, but I just can't help but be reminded of Isaiah 46:10 as we consider the end of the exile: "I make known the end from the beginning."

The Feast Day eclipses of 2014-2015 will be important in the timeline of Israel - but it seems that this tetrad eclipse series may not stand alone.


Pesach Sheni may play a future role
of lovingkindness and grace as it did in the beginning.


Could it be that God ordained Pesach Sheni is the beginning of the 'First Exodus' for the 'Greater Exodus' as shown in Jeremiah 16?

Perhaps the pattern of the Second Passover "fits the bill." After all, Ephraim remains scattered, separated from brother Judah "on a journey far off" in the wilderness outside the Promised Land just as seen in the Torah teaching of Numbers 9:10.

The book of Mark may tell us what we can expect after "the moon shall not give her light." Before we read those words, let's go ahead and repeat what we have already noted above regarding the "four wind" locations of the 2014-2015 Feast Day eclipse series around the globe.

The 2032-2033 tetrad may not be the final sign of the four winds, it may be another rehearsal, but the words of Messiah Yeshua must be heeded as He warns us all to be on the watch. Jesus gives the disciple Mark reference to the same words he gave to John at Pathmos (Revelation 7:1) about four winds also described in Ezekiel 37:9; Daniel 7:2 and Zechariah 2:6:
"But take ye heed: behold, I have foretold you all things. But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, And the stars of heaven shall fall, and the powers that are in heaven shall be shaken. And then shall they see the Son of man coming in the clouds with great power and glory. And then shall he send his angels, and shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from the uttermost part of the earth to the uttermost part of heaven. Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When her branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is near: So ye in like manner, when ye shall see these things come to pass, know that it is nigh, [even] at the doors. Verily I say unto you, that this generation shall not pass, till all these things be done.

Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away. But of that day and [that] hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father. Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is. [For the Son of man is] as a man taking a far journey, who left his house, and gave authority to his servants, and to every man his work, and commanded the porter to watch. Watch ye therefore: for ye know not when the master of the house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cock crowing, or in the morning: Lest coming suddenly he find you sleeping. And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch." Mark 13:23-37
The question I am considering is a 2,000 year old question and it's the same question the disciples asked Yeshua just before He ascended to heaven:
“Lord, will You at this time restore the kingdom to Israel?” Acts 1:6
When the disciples spoke of this restoration, they understood it in the context of the many prophecies of the reunited nations of Israel under the Kingship of Messiah. As we have seen one prophecy is found in Ezekiel 37 as the scroll describes Ezekiel’s vision of a valley of dry bones. God asks Ezekiel, “Son of man, can these bones live?” to which the prophet replies, “O Lord God, You know” Ezekiel 37:3 and our response on this should be the same: “O Lord God, You know.”

Ezekiel recognizes God's sovereignty and authority as we should just as Yeshua told His disciples:
"No one knows the day or the time. The angels in heaven don't know, and the Son himself doesn't know. Only the Father knows." Mark 13:32 
God told Ezekiel to speak the word of the LORD to the bones and in this vision a shaking takes place. In this we are shown the hope of a resurrection also declared by Daniel 12:2, the gift of the Holy Spirit and a restored nation in Israel.
Then he said unto me, Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel: behold, they say, Our bones are dried, and our hope is lost: we are cut off for our parts. Therefore prophesy and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, O my people, I will open your graves, and cause you to come up out of your graves, and bring you into the land of Israel. Ezekiel 37:11-12
God's plans are His plans and it appears the Greater Exodus follows the resurrection and the time is not for us to know. That's the answer Jesus gave His disciples:
And he said unto them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power. Acts 1:7
So, in the end, while there may be no decree by man as I have hoped to open up Aliyah for all that choose to follow the God of Israel. That declaration is for another time and reserved for Messiah. Even so, I know God's promise of one new man and restoration in the land is secure:
And I will make them one nation in the land upon the mountains of Israel; and one king shall be king to them all: and they shall be no more two nations, neither shall they be divided into two kingdoms any more at all... Ezekiel 37:22
I pray you will keep the words of Psalms 19:1-6 in your heart:
The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork. Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge. [There is] no speech nor language, [where] their voice is not heard. Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them hath he set a tabernacle for the sun a bridegroom coming out of his chamber as a strong man to run a race. His going forth [is] from the end of the heaven, and his circuit unto the ends of it: and there is nothing hid from the heat thereof.
A final note...

As I have stated over and again, this commentary is not about setting dates or predictions, but I am looking toward a future day and it's important to remember it is only the blast of the "last" shofar on Yom Kippur, the final blast to be heard around the world that will signal the Jubilee. So, watch and look up.

Are you ready for that Jubilee is the real question?

Are you ready to hear the shofar and meet Messiah? If not, it is time to repent and return to God's covenant, return to hear and do His word and walk in the faith of His Kingdom path so that you can ready your lamp for your coming assignment.

God is a sovereign God. He is a loving God and He has provided a way to offer you eternal life and His salvation. You can accept His gift of life and believe on Yeshua.

Paul writes: "If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus (Yeshua) is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.

As Scripture says, “Anyone who believes in him will never be put to shame.” (Isaiah 28:16) For —the same Lord is Lord of all and He wants to richly bless all who call on him, for, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” Isaiah 10:9-13

Psalm 118:26 says: Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the LORD...

Baruch haba b'Shem Adonai.
If you are Messiah's, then you are Abraham's seed and heirs according to promise. Galatians 3:29
It is time to repent and return to God's covenant, return to hear and do His word and walk in the faith of His Kingdom path so that you can ready your lamp for your coming assignment.

God is a sovereign God. He is a loving God and He has provided a way to offer you His salvation through Yeshua. You can accept His gift of life, lovingkindness and grace. Believe on Yeshua.

Consider carefully what your life consists of, look at it and confess your sins, ask God's forgiveness and others you have wronged. Accept His gift of love and grace through Messiah Yeshua. If you do, tell others about it!

Shalom ya'll.