Monthly Archives: March 2015
“As they approached Jerusalem and came to Bethphage on the Mount of Olives, Yeshua sent two disciples,
2 saying to them, “Go to the village ahead of you, and at once you will find a donkey tied there and a colt with him. Untie them and bring them to me.
3 If anyone says anything to you, tell him that the Lord needs them, and he will send them right away.”
4 This took place to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet:
5 “Say to the Daughter of Zion, ‘See, your king comes to you, gentle and riding on a donkey and a colt, the foal of a donkey.’ ” (Zechariah 9:9)
6 The disciples went and did as Yeshua had instructed them.
7 They brought the donkey and the colt, placed their cloaks on them, and Yeshua sat on them.
8 A very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, while others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road.
9 The crowds that went ahead of him and those that followed shouted, “Hosanna to the Son of David!” “Baruch haba b’Shem YHVH- Blessed is he who comes in the name of YHVH!” “Hosanna in the highest!”” (Mat 21:1-9)
As we approach the time of Messiah Yeshua’s final entrance into His Holy City before His crucifixion as our Shelem, we prepare to ‘remember His death until He comes again’ as well as look forward to His triumphal return. May YHVH bless you and yours with His Shalom and Presence on this His Sabbath Day. Shabbat Shalom
In this week’s program, as we inch closer to Passover and Chag HaMatzot – The Feast of Unleavened Bread – we take a look at ‘The Crown of Thorns’ from a little different perspective. We also discuss just a little concerning the age-old debate of “Law versus Grace’.
Blessings & Shalom – J&R
Some why’s and how’s of Passover basics for the upcoming Feast. Shalom –
There are two words in the Hebrew pronounced ‘barak’, one being the word for ‘lightning’ and one the word for ‘blessing’. The one spelled with the equivalent ‘k’ hebrew letter is ‘blessing’ and the one with the equivalent ‘q’ hebrew letter is ‘lightning’. The word in Luke 10:18 would correspond to the Hebrew word for ‘lightning’ spelled with the equivalent ‘q’ sounding letter. Obama spells his name with a ‘K’. The equivalent to that in Hebrew would be the word ‘barak’ or ‘blessing’. Literally, Barak Obama’s name means he has the ‘blessing of the high place’. If you remember, Obama showed the icons he carries in his pocket he received from differing religious groups around the world when they ‘prayed’ for him to be elected. They are idols from pagan ‘high places’ around the globe and he carries them . . . must be a coincidence . . . he’s not the anti-christ, but he is helping to lay the groundwork . . . AND Obama IS God’s ‘man for the hour’ . . . so what does that say concerning the ‘hour’ in which we find ourselves ?
In Revelation there are seven trumpets. In the pattern of the Feasts of the Lord there are ‘seven trumpets’, one trumpet being blown at the beginning of each of the seven months within that calendar of feasts. The seventh, or last trumpet if you will, is also the Feast of Trumpets and that which sounds the alarm and announces a great event. On the 10th day of this seventh month is the Day of Atonement. The Scripture describes a ‘great slaughter in Bozrah’ and a time when Messiah tramples the grapes outside the city. It speaks of His arrival on the Mount of Olives and requiring all the nations to come up for Sukkot – The Feast of Tabernacles – and He rules with a rod of iron from Jerusalem. The season of the return of Messiah Yeshua is the season of the fall feasts of our heavenly Father. To understand the times and events that surround us and those that are to come we must have a working understanding of the Torah, the commandments, the Sabbath and the Feasts of YHWH. This is one of the reasons Rhonda and I teach what we teach. Without the foundational understanding of these principles of our Father – an understanding that comes through obedience, observance and adherence – we cannot fully understand and recognize what is happening and what is coming. It’s like having a roadmap. Without an understanding of the legend and all the symbols on the map we cannot use to in the way it was intended. Without the foundational knowledge of the legend on the map, we cannot read the signs along the way and perhaps not even know what road we are on. In these days and times, to be walking through life without the ability to truly read the signs and understand them can put God’s people literally in the wrong place at the wrong time. There is a reason God admonishes us through His prophet Malachi to ‘remember the Torah of My servant Moses.’ And please remember, that passage is ‘endtime’ , the time in which we find ourselves.
A REMINDER – Our Passover Gathering 2015 will be held friday April 3rd, 6:30 pm at the Junction City First Baptist Church building. Doors will open at 6:00 pm and the Seder will begin promptly at 6:30. The meal will be ‘Potluck’, just as we have done in the past. We ask everyone to bring a salad or side-dish and dessert, enough for your family and extra to share since we will have visitors. The meat will be provided. Please remember the food must be ‘leaven-free’ and Biblically clean. If you’re unsure as to what that entails, please feel free to contact us. We MUST have an RSVP no later than Friday March 20th. There is a cost for the use of the building and a box will be available to receive donations to help with expenses. Or, if you prefer, you may send your contribution in advance to ‘Prodigal Ministries International POBox 332 Danville KY. 40423. Remember – ‘Messiah is our Passover, therefore keep the Feast’ . . . ‘For the keeping is the sign between ME and you,’ says Our LORD. Shalom
I know we are not the only ones to pick up on this, but felt it was worth posting. This afternoon Rhonda and I had the privilege to be on the air with Daniel Holdings and Pastor Mark Biltz of El Shaddai Ministries. Bro. Mark mentioned about the timing of PM Netanyahu’s speech to Congress and something clicked that had not come to mind until that point. Not only was the PM here speaking to the US Congress on the eve of Purim, he was also here seeking and garnering support for Israel against Iran – modern-day Persia – the same enemy Mordechai and Esther sought protection against when she went before King. Yes, Xerxes was the king of Persia, but an evil element within Persia sought the destruction of God’s people. Once again we see how obedience can make all the difference in the outcome for the people of YHWH. Haman was an agagite – a descendant of Agag,king of the amalakites. God declared there would be war against the amalakites to the end. Israel was supposed to wipe them out. King Saul did not, and due to his disobedience, descendants of Agag the amalakite survived. That spirit and seed of the serpent was alive and well in Haman the agagite. Disobedience DOES make a difference.
CORRECTED LIST . . .THERE WAS A TYPO . . .
Projected Feast and significant date schedule for 2015
Full Solar Eclipse – March 20th, 2015 (Aviv 1)
Pesach/Passover – This Year, if the date projections are correct , the First Day of Unleavened Bread will be Saturday April 4th with Passover being the evening before, Friday, April 3rd, 2015. ( Aviv 14 and 15)
Blood Moon – April 4th, 2015; the 3rd of this current Tetrad (Aviv 15 – High Sabbath)
Shavuot/Pentecost – Based on our understanding of Scripture and the projected dates for Passover and Chag HaMatzah ( Feast of Unleavened Bread) the date for Pentecost ( Shavuot ) will be sunday May 24th, 2015, beginning the evening before. –
Tisha B’Av – July 26th, 2015, beginning the evening before . . .
Partial Solar Eclipse – September 13th, 2015 (Elul 29, Tishri 1)
Yom Teruah/Feast of Trumpets – September 14th, 2015 (Tishri 1) beginning the evening before . . .
Blood Moon – September 27/28, 2015 ( Tishri 1) ; * note – according to NASA, this is the only blood moon of this current Tetrad series that is visible from the Land of Israel proper.
Sukkot/Feast of Tabernacles – September 28th, 2015 ( Tishri 15) beginning the evening before . . .
Shemini Etzeret/The 8th Day Assembly – October 5th, 2015 (Tishri 22) beginning the evening before . . .
Channukah/Feast of Dedication – December 7th – 14th, 2015
Our Passover Gathering 2015 will be held friday April 3rd, 6:30 pm at the Junction City First Baptist Church building. Doors will open at 6:00 pm and the Seder will begin promptly at 6:30. The meal will be ‘Potluck’, just as we have done in the past. We ask everyone to bring a salad or side-dish and dessert, enough for your family and extra to share. The meat will be provided. Please remember the food must be ‘leaven-free’ and Biblically clean. If you’re unsure as to what that entails, please feel free to contact us. There is a cost for the use of the building and a box will be available to receive donations. Or, if you prefer, you may send your contribution in advance to ‘Prodigal Ministries International POBox 332 Danville KY. 40423. ‘Messiah is our Passover, therefore keep the Feast’ . . . ‘For the keeping is the sign between ME and you,’ says Our LORD. Shalom