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Holy Day Projected Dates 2018


Below, you will find our projections for the days/dates of the Holy Days observances for the calendar year 2018. We realize our projections are not necessarily in alignment with the generally recognized and accepted Jewish/Orthodox calendar for the upcoming year. We base our projections, as we have done for many years now, on our understanding of The Word itself with as little influence as possible from man-made traditions. If you have legitimate, sincere questions concerning our projected dates, we will gladly entertain them and respond as best we can. Shalom


Day 1, 1st Month               April 16 2018 (begins the evening of the 15th)

Passover (14th day)           April 29 (begins the evening of the 28th)

Unleavened Bread            April 30 – May 6 (begins the evening of the 29th)

Shavuot/Pentecost          June 17 (begins the evening of the 16th)

Yom Teruah                       Oct 9 (begins the evening of the 8th)

Yom Kippur                        Oct 18 (begins the evening of the 17th)

Sukkot                                 Oct 23 – 29 (begins the evening of the 22nd)

The 8th Assembly               Oct 30 (begins the evening of the 29th)


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Posted by on January 26, 2018 in Uncategorized


No Buying and Selling ? When? How?

Back in September and October of 2017, we posted some articles concerning crypto-currencies, bitcoin, etc (and we talked about it during Sukkot) and asked if anyone else saw anything ‘prophetic’ about this concept. We were NOT then nor are we now encouraging involvement in these online currencies. We WERE and ARE saying is could this this be a precursor of things to come that ARE prophetic, a type and shadow of concepts of that are alluded to in Biblical prophecy.

Everyday people from literally around the world, farmers, producers of crops and flocks and herds, both large and small, wanting some way to track their goods and their finances down to the seed and the penny, and it was ‘out of the hands’ of the powers that be. It wasn’t the stock exchanges and banks that wanted this, rather it was wanted and sought after by grass-roots folks as an alternative to the traditional system . . . something ‘different’ and ‘better’. . . . creating ‘money’ and ‘wealth’ out of thin air, online, with nothing backing it.

So, ‘the people decided’ (laodicea) to create something of value out of nothing and then use that ‘nothing’ as the standard, extending value to something that has no value. (another version of the Emporer’s new clothes ?).
Could this be a failed forerunner of things to come? Could this be just the first installment of a series of attempts to create a system ‘outside of the system’ , a maze within a maze? An attempt to stay out of one pit and literally create another into which to fall?

Scripture says there is eventually coming a system whereby your/our ability to buy and sell can be easily controlled, tracked and manipulated. And although, ultimately it will have spiritual ramifications, it will first take place in the physical financial realm. (first the physical, then the spiritual)

We need to have eyes to see and ears to hear in these days.

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Posted by on January 17, 2018 in Uncategorized


To Barley or not to barley . . . is that the question?

‘To barley or not to barley . . . is that the question?’

Here is a little bit of interesting information from the Scripture concerning ‘barley’.

We want to preface this article with this statement. We do recognize that at times in this HR camp it is easy to get caught up into information rather than substance. We also understand the importance of unity over uniformity. With that said, we must be sure we are united upon a solid foundation of Biblical truth. The Word Says what It Says and we must dig a little to make sure that what we profess and practice is grounded solidly and solely on the information in The Word led by the Spirit. YES, we most certainly must love each other in the process. But what we practice and profess (because of love for each other and love for our Father) must be based on valid,solid Biblical information.

The word ‘barley’ (seorah – sheen, ayin, resh, hey) appears only four times in the first five books of the Bible. This word ‘barley’ appears once in Exodus where we are told the barley as well as the flax was destroyed (hint, hint) , once again when Scripture indicates the monetary value of a certain amount of barley seed, once more in Numbers 5:15** where it tells us ‘barley is as a reminder of sin’ (hint, hint) and fourthly, in Deuteronomy, where barley is mentioned as part of the description of the Promised Land.

** “ . . . he shall bring her offering for her, the tenth of an ephah of barley meal;  . . . for it is an offering of jealousy . . . a reminder of iniquity.” (Num 5:15)

Early on, Scripture describes and makes a distinction concerning ‘fine flour’ and from what it is made. From a practical and experiential perspective, bakers understand that it would be extremely difficult to derive ‘fine flour’ from barley, since it is such a rough, coarse grain and is sometimes actually used as livestock feed. (1 Kings 4:28) In Numbers 5:15 above, you actually see a mention of barley as meal rather than barley as flour. If you’ve ever baked, you readily recognize the difference.

“ . . . and unleavened bread and unleavened cakes mixed with oil, and unleavened wafers spread with oil; you shall make them of fine wheat flour (chittah coleth). (Exo 29:2)

From this point on, virtually each time ‘fine flour’(coleth) is mentioned, the word ‘wheat’ (chittah) is not present, since it has already been determined and established that ‘fine flour’ is ‘wheaten’.  (Principle of First Mention)

There are examples in Scripture that illustrate a distinction between ‘fine flour’ and barley.  Here are a few.

Then Elisha said, “Listen to the word of YHVH; thus says YHVH, ‘Tomorrow about this time a measure of fine flour shall be for a shekel, and two measures of barley for a shekel, in the gate of Samaria.'” (2Ki 7:1)

And it came about just as the man of God had spoken to the king, saying, “Two measures of barley for a shekel and a measure of fine flour for a shekel, shall be tomorrow about this time at the gate of Samaria.” (2Ki 7:18)

Again in 2 Kings, we see a clear distinction between the bread of first fruits ( fine flour) and barley loaves.

“Now a man came from Baal-shalishah, and brought the man of God bread of the first fruits (bikkurim), twenty loaves of barley (seorah) and that of the garden growth, orchard or plantation in his sack. And he said, “Give to the people that they may eat.” (2Ki 4:42)

And he shall bring it to Aaron’s sons the priests: and he shall take thereout his handful of the flour ( Hebrew – coleth – fine flour) thereof, and of the oil thereof, with all the frankincense thereof; and the priest shall burn the memorial of it upon the altar, to be an offering made by fire, of a sweet savour unto the LORD: (Lev 2:2)

Now, let’s ponder some things for a few moments.

Leading up to the first Passover, God said He would execute judgment on all the gods of Egypt and strike down all the first born in the land, both man and beast, that were not covered by the blood over the door. He delivered His people from their bondage (sin) and their taskmaster (the enemy) and delivered them out, which is a picture of God’s reconciliation and His ultimate defeat and destruction of sin.

The barley was destroyed at the time leading up to Passover, an allusion to God delivering us from bonds of sin.  In Numbers 5, the woman is suspected of sin and she is brought forth to be either delivered or judged, and barley is part of the offering as a reminder of sin. See any connection between the destruction of the barley and the ‘destruction of sin’ of which barley is a reminder?

Yeshua is the wave offering (the resheet omer – the First Sheaf) that is presented ‘that I/you can be accepted’. (Lev 23:11). “By oppression and judgment He was taken away; And as for His generation, who considered That He was cut off out of the land of the living, For the transgression of my people to whom the stroke was due?” (Isa 53:8) The wording  of this passage would indicate He was cut down prematurely, ahead of the remainder of the crop, a crop which comes due around the time of Shavuot/Pentecost.

If the two loaves of Shavuot/Pentecost (Lev 23:17) represent the ‘I/you that can now be accepted/acceptable’, and those two loaves are made of ‘coleth’ (fine flour – wheat), and they are the first fruits (habikkurim) , then it would follow that the First Sheaf (Yeshua – the resheet omer of Lev 23:11) that was cut down out of the land of the living on behalf of the first fruits (habikkurim – us) would also need to be wheat.

Hopefully, we understand this one simple truth. ‘Fine flour’ is an allusion and representation of Yeshua. He is the ‘First Sheaf’ that is presented to our Father so that the rest of the crop (us) can be acceptable to Him.  Therefore we too can become ‘fine flour’ for we too are wheat,  just as was Yeshua, the First Sheaf, Who presented Himself on our behalf on the Day of the Resurrection.

“Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. 5 For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall also be in the likeness of the resurrection.” (Rom 6:4-5)

And remember, you cannot have fine flour until first the wheat is crushed . . .

“ He was pierced through for our transgressions, He was crushed for our iniquities . . . (Isa 53:5)

“But YHVH was pleased To crush Him (Yeshua) . . .” (Isa 53:10)

And because He was The First Sheaf of the wheat that was crushed into fine flour, and we are planted, raised and seated with Him, we too are wheat become fine flour.

Like kind produces like kind . . . Wheat produces wheat. Wheat produces fine flour. Fine flour produces good bread. Yeshua, The Living Word, is the seed, the bread of heaven, the bread of life that quickens the dead and brings life.  His life, death and living again produces life in us.

By the way, did you ever stop to consider that of all the grains that Matzah for Passover could be made from, it is made from Wheat.

And then there’s the 5 Barley Loaves and 2 Fishes . . .

5 Barley Loaves

‘5’ is the number for mercy and grace . . .

‘a fifth part’ is the redemption price – literally a double tithe

Joseph in Egypt – bring in a fifth part for each of the seven years . . . Gen 41:43;  47:24, 26;

`But if he wants at all to redeem it (his tithe), then he must add one-fifth to it’s value. Lev 27:13;

Barley – Exodus 9:31 we are told the Barley was destroyed in Egypt (along with the flax – folly, weakness) during the time of the plagues, which preceded the time of the Passover.

Barley is used in Numbers 5:15  as ‘a reminder of iniquity’ and the only time in the books of Moses that barley is mentioned directly as being used in an offering.

5 Barley Loaves – the ‘reminder of iniquity’; iniquity – that for which we must and can receive mercy, grace, reconciliation and redemption.

2 Fishes

Jacob’s (Israel’s) words of the blessing of Ephraim and Manasseh” The Angel who has redeemed me (Yeshua) from all evil, Bless the lads; Let my name be named upon them, And the name of my fathers Abraham and Isaac; And let them grow* (dagah) into a multitude in the midst of the earth.” (Gen 48:16)

*Grow – Hebrew ‘dagah’ – increase as fishes do. (dag – fish)

“Behold, I will send my fishermen, says YHVH . . .” (Jeremiah 16:16)

Then He said to them, “Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.” (Mat 4:19)

In these 5 loaves and 2 small fish we see reconciliation and redemption from the folly of iniquity through our Father’s mercy and grace for those that will be His – the two sticks, the two donkeys, the two leavened loaves, the two fish.

ust as an interesting side note. Referencing a letter dated 1983, written by Mr. N. Bar-Droma, the then Director of Field Crops Dept, Ministry of Agriculture, State of Israel, there is an intriguing statement concerning barley and wheat. Although both crops are planted normally in winter, around November, they are harvested at differing times. The barley would be ripening around the time of Passover whereas the winter wheat would be ripening around the time of Shavuot/Pentecost. Sometimes, based on temps and precipitation, barley may not be ripe for use in baking bread until end of April or mid-May, which was the case in 1983. If the barley crop was required for the wave offering during the week of Unleavened Bread, Passover could not have been observed until late April or mid-May.

And Elohim said, “Let there be LIGHTS in the firmament of the heavens to divide the day from the night; and let them be for SIGNS and SEASONS, and for DAYS and YEARS; (Gen 1:14)

There is no mention of ‘earth signs’ or plant signs’. Simple . . . Just read The Book to find out What The Word Says. Shalom

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Posted by on January 13, 2018 in Uncategorized



REMINDER AND UPDATE . . . Brad Scott of Wildbranch MInistry will be with us thursday and friday january 11 &12, 7:00pm in the First Southern National Bank Community Ballroom, upstairs above the BlueBird Cafe, 202 W. Main St., Stanford KY. (entrance is around back).
For those interested in purchasing any of Brad’s materials while he is with us, the doors and a ‘MarketPlace’ will be open at 6:30pm. The MarketPlace will also be open after the evening meeting on thursday until everyone has had opportunity to peruse the merchandise. There will NOT be a MarketPlace on friday evening due to Sabbath. You can also purchase items online from their website virtually anytime.
Since our brother Brad does not normally eat an evening meal prior to evening meetings, we ask all who can and will to participate in a potluck meal after each meeting with a main dish, side dish or dessert and your favorite beverages. Coffee and bottled water will be provided.
There will be a free-will offering received each evening to support Brad and Carol in the ministry to which they have been called.
In addition, we appreciate your financial assistance (separate from the free-will offering) in covering the necessary expenses involved in hosting the meetings.
If you have any questions, contact us here, by PM, or text/call us at 859 582 5525.
Shalom – J&R

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Posted by on January 3, 2018 in Uncategorized

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