The hype and talk of Israel’s annexation of the West Bank, meaning the Jordan Valley and Judea and Samaria, is at an all time high. Unfortunately, it is causing much division not just in the world, but in the Body of Messiah in particular. We believe this is playing right into the hand of the fallen kingdom of darkness, when instead we should be in one accord according to the Word of Adonai. As the Great I Am knows and declares the end from the beginning (Isaiah 46:10), and Scripture tells us the end from the beginning, we too have the great privilege and opportunity to come into agreement with the heart of the Father by declaring and decreeing that which is written. This is not a political statement, but a Biblical one. The Bible clearly tells us that the Promised Land is just that, a promise of the Most High to Israel, a promise that has not lost its strength or authenticity over time. YHWH is not One that He would lie. The boundaries of that Land are clear (Genesis 15:18-21), and we know the covenant was not made null and void because it is written that Israel after being scattered to the nations will return (Deuteronomy 30:2-4). The fullness of the restoration of Israel is foretold and written, so why do we as believers so often oppose it? It will come to pass and we can do nothing to stop it, and why would we want to as it is the will of Elohim? The deed of the Land was given by the King of kings Himself, and it was distributed to Israel according to His will.
Bnei-Yisrael, “How long will you be slack about going in to possess the land which Adonai, the God of your fathers, has given you? Joshua 18:3
“Go and walk through the land and describe it, then return to me, and I will cast lots for you here before Adonai in Shiloh.” Joshua 18:8
So the men went, passing through the land, and described it in a scroll, town by town, in seven parts. Then they came to Joshua at the camp at Shiloh. Joshua 18:9
Then Joshua cast lots for them in Shiloh before Adonai, and there Joshua apportioned the land to Bnei-Yisrael according to their divisions. Joshua 18:10
So let us pray in one accord in this critical moment aligning with the will of Hashem for the complete restoration of the Land promised to Israel which they have returned to as it is written would come to pass. If the Great I Am tells you He is going to give you a million dollars are you going to start bothering Him about the details of how, or just say yes and amen? How Abba Father will go about restoring completely the land of Israel is up to Him, and it will be done, but as for us as His children, our hearts cry should always be “Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven”, and clearly it is the Father’s will that Israel be completely restored. On that we can all agree as believers, so let that be our prayer and declaration according to Scripture for the complete restoration of Eretz Israel that was promised by the Creator of heaven and earth. It means nothing less than the fulfillment of Ezekiel 36 and the coming closer of the return of Yeshua! Let us not encourage Israel to be slack in possessing the Land which Adonai, the God of Israel, has given to Israel as Joshua said, but instead encourage it according to the promises of YHWH. God bless Israel and its complete restoration, not annexation, but restoration. Shabbat Shalom 🕊
Inspired by the ancient emblem of the House of King David, the royal six petal flower is the identical symbol found at the ruins of the true birthplace of Yeshua Ha’Mashiach, son of David, Son of God, in Efrata (Bethlehem). The circle at the center of the flower is Zion, the center of the world, the apple of the Father’s eye, whilst the letter Yod sits at its heart, the first letter of YHWH, Yeshua, Israel, Jeshurun (Jerusalem). Branching off from the place Adonai has chosen as His Holy Habitation, the six petals represent the nations aligning with Jerusalem through 6 regions: The Middle East, Africa, Greater Asia, Europe, The Americas, and Oceania. The circle encompassing the emblem represents the boundaries of the earth, as well as the eternity of YHWH Who has no beginning or end. Around the circle sits twelve diamond-shaped dots, one for each of the twelve tribes of Israel returning home to the promised Land after 2,000 years of exile in the nations. At the bottom of the logo is an ancient Hebrew inscription originally written by a Jewish Scribe from Jerusalem that says “Align With Jerusalem”, inspired by and in the spirit of Psalm 132:13. The entire logo is a blueprint of the natural and spiritual highways and by-ways activated and interconnected, bringing the Gospel of Peace from the ends of the earth back to Jerusalem as the remnant bride manifests the divine designs of heaven preparing the way for the King of glory.
At Align With Jerusalem, we have received the assignment from Abba Father as Apostolic Scribes to write secrets, mysteries, and revelations given by the Holy Spirit regarding Mount Zion, the Biblical Months, and the Feasts of the Eternal (Moe’dim).
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Judea and Samaria in modern-day encompass 10 cities to the North, East, and South of Jerusalem, 11 cities if you include East Jerusalem. This land goes all the way up to the Border with Jordan on the eastern border with Israel which is made up of the Jordan River and the Dead Sea.
Are Judea and Samaria controlled by Israel?
Yes and no. There are three types of areas within Judea and Samaria:
Area A: Constitutes 18 percent of Judea and Samaria. The PA (Palestinian Authority) controls most affairs in this area, including internal security.
Area B: Comprises about 21 percent of Judea and Samaria, the PA controls education, health, and the economy.
* In both areas, Israeli authorities have full external security control. This means that the Israeli military retains the right to enter these areas at any time, typically to raid homes or detain individuals under the pretext of security. About 2.8 million non-Israelis live in Areas A and B whose major cities and towns are Hebron, Ramallah, Bethlehem, and Nablus.
Area C: Comprises about 60 percent of Judea and Samaria. It is also the site of the vast majority of the more than 200 Jewish settlements in Judea and Samaria, where more than 400,000 Israeli settlers live.
What does Annexation Mean?
Annexation simply means all of the territory and those living in the annexed area will be under Israeli law and it will officially become a sovereign territory of the Israeli State.
How much of Judea and Samaria will be Annexed?
Roughly 22% of Judea and Samaria will be annexed, almost all of which is part of the Jordan Valley and the Northern half of the Dead Sea that acts as the border with Jordan. This is almost all completely Area C land.
Why does Israel control this land Militarily?
During the 1967 Six-Day War Israel defeated the combined attacking forces of Syria, Jordan, and Egypt doubling their territory in 6 days. Part of that territory is what we know of in the Bible and more normally today as Judea and Samaria. Since then Israel has maintained complete Military control of the area, only now receiving support from the United States to go through with its partial annexation.
* For the fulfillment of Bible Prophecy, Israel will have to have complete sovereignty over the Land Adonai promised Abraham in Genesis 15:18-21, and again in Exodus 23:31. This is not political, it is a promise of Almighty God and He is not one that He would lie. Ezekiel 36 prophecies the restoration of Israel and the Jews to the promised Land as well as the salvation of the Jews. The annexation of Judea and Samaria is one step closer to that prophecy being fulfilled which began 72 years ago when Israel was re-established. Ezekiel 37 then goes on to the end of that restoration with the return of Yeshua. That is how close we are!
* Judea and Samaria make up the gateway of the Gospel of Peace to the nations. Yeshua told His disciples as the last thing before His ascension in Acts 1:8, “But you will receive power and ability when the Holy Spirit comes upon you; and you will be My witnesses [to tell people about Me] both in Jerusalem and in all Judea, and Samaria, and even to the ends of the earth.” The fact that it is now about to become an official part of Israel once again is a big loud bright sign from heaven that the Gospel of Peace is coming soon back from the ends of the earth, through Judea and Samaria, and finally to Jerusalem.
* Judea and Samaria are the very beginning of the founding of Israel starting with Abram. According to Genesis (12:6–7) Abram “built an altar to the Lord who had appeared to him… and had given that land to his descendants” at Shechem. The Bible states that on this occasion, God confirmed the covenant he had first made with Abraham in Harran, regarding the possession of the land of Canaan. Jacob then bought the same land and dug a well there (Genesis 33:18-20). It is where Israel buried the Bones of Joseph (Joshua 24:32) and where Joseph’s tomb is to this day. It is also the site of Israel’s first Capital City (Joshua 21:20-21), and is situated directly between the mountain of cursing and blessing. In the New Testament, Jacob’s Well in Shechem is the place Yeshua publicly began His ministry (John 4:4-42).
* Other very important Biblical sites within Judea and Samaria are the tombs of Joshua, Samuel, Rachel, as well as the cave of the Patriarchs that is said to house the remains of Abraham, Issac, Jacob, and their wives, Sarah, Rebekah, and Leah. As you can see according to the Scripture this is not annexation, but restoration.
The Deal of the Century
What should we as Believers think about the Deal of the Century?
If you have kept up with the very detailed and confusing political process of the Israeli-Arab Peace process over the last 50 years you will have strong opinions about the Deal of the century no matter what your politics may be. There are some things we like and do not like. Some things in the deal are Biblical and others are not. Here is the real point, The so-called Palestinians will never take the deal because they have shown after more than 50 years of failed peace plans that giving them more land does not create peace, and a two-state solution is not realistic to people who refuse anything less than the complete removal of all Israelis from the pre-1948 borders, meaning gone completely from the land.
What the proposition of the Deal of the Century does is give Israel legitimacy over the territory it won during the 1967 6-Day war, specifically the Golan Heights and the Jordan Valley. This allows Israel to move forward with the annexation of the Land with support from a world superpower, the United States. Simply put, it is allowing for the process of the restoration of the land of Israel to take place which Ezekiel 36:24-27 says will also lead to the hardened hearts of the Jews being made flesh as Paul spoke of in Romans 11:25-26 , and being filled with the Holy Spirit. We are speaking not only about the restoration of the promised Land, but also about the salvation of Israel!
To be clear, the Jordanians have always since the 6 Day War been the custodians of the Temple Mount. That has not changed, and according to the Deal of the Century that will not change. There has been a lot of rumor and speculation about who will be the custodian of the Temple Mount if the Deal of the Century goes through. Secret talks and deals have been sai to be going on making people ask, will it be the Turks, the Saudis, will it continue to be Jordan, or is the Vatican somehow going to have control over the Temple Mount? Here is why it doesn’t matter and what we should really be keeping an eye out for.
No matter what, we know that one of the crucial signs of the end times is the building of a literal physical third Temple in Jerusalem according to Daniel 9:27, Mathew 24:15-16, 2 Thessalonians 2:3-4, and Revelation 11:1-2. The fact that a third Temple will be built is Biblical, but it does not mean we as Believers should sacrifice animals as worship. That should be very obvious as the blood of Yeshua was the last sacrifice once for all (Hebrews 10:1-18). It simply means these things will happen and be a clear sign of the beginning of Tribulation. What’s more, the sure-fire sign the first 3 1/2 years of tribulation has begun is made clear in Revelation 11:3-7 with the appearance of the two witnesses in Jerusalem who prophesy for 3 1/2 years before being killed by the beast who comes up out of the Abyss. The fact of the matter is, it will come to pass that the third temple is built, there will be a renewal of animal sacrifices, and when they stop it will be because the abomination of desolation, the Antichrist, has sat in the Temple proclaiming he is God at the 3 1/2 year mark of the seven-year tribulation of the end times before the return of Yeshua.
Let’s not get caught up in how Biblical prophecy will come to pass, but rather be very aware as to when it comes to pass so as not to be deceived. What is happening in the heavenly places should be what concerns us, because our closeness with the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit is what will never leave us guessing or uncertain of what he is doing and about to do. The prince of the air, satan is working double-time to make sure we are more glued to the news of the world instead of being focused on the News of the Kingdom. If we don’t see what has been bound and loosed in heaven, then we can’t know what we should bind and loose on earth (Matthew 16:19). The devil loves this and will continue playing his game until the bitter end to lead as many astray as possible. We as believers get to hate the devil, and we have been born again as a new creature of the Holy Spirit in order that we can be in Yeshua and Him in us having overcome sin and death, enabling us to live a life that exposes, steps on, and delivers the world from his plans, schemes, and demonic strongholds to reveal the living God of Israel, Perfect Love. This should be our focus, and as we delve into the Word of YHWH the things that are happening around the world will no longer surprise us or worry us, but simply tell us where we are on the Biblical timeline and give us an understanding of the times and seasons and what to do.
We pray this post gave clarity and insight into many questions that fellow brothers and sisters in Yeshua have asked, and most of all to realize that we are living in the most exciting times in history that is the culmination of Scripture and the soon return of Yeshua the Messiah.
From now until the time of the annexation of Judea and Samaria, which will be possible starting on July 1st, we are being called to join together as the global Body of Yeshua to press in praying for the leaders of Israel and their advisors, for the peace of Jerusalem and Israel as tensions may very well rise in the region, and very importantly for the salvation of Israel in this important apex of time in the Biblical timeline. Adonai bless you and keep you Kingdom Family.
At this point in time with all of the uncertainty and seeming chaos in our own nations it is easy to forget to pray for the peace of Jerusalem and the salvation of Israel. This is not something we can afford to forget as it directly effects our nations as well. Don’t let the silence of activity in the natural deceive you into thinking the enemy is not hard at work in the Promised Land and in Zion, the place YHWH has chosen as His holy habitation (Psalm 132:13). In fact, at this very moment Israel is at its most important juncture since its restoration 73 years ago. Israel is on the verge of some of its most important decisions that will immediately effect its future in a major way domestically, on the world stage, and especially in its Biblical destiny in these end times.
In recent talks with the United States, one of the main issues discussed has been about China and Israel’s strategic relations with it. It is clear that China is using every means necessary through coercion, outright theft, bribery, and throwing around its economic weight as leverage to accomplish its goals. Those goals are the reason to be worried. Let’s be clear about who China is run by and why those goals are contrary to everything we as believers stand for. China is clearly the most authoritative, invasive, and controlling government in the world. The hopes for its democratization died a long time ago, and its recent move to take full control over Hong Kong is the nail in the coffin. Through its vast infrastructure of facial recognition technology and artificial intelligence, China is now a dictators paradise. Dissent against the Communist party is now able to be destroyed in a moments notice without the ability to spread. If Hitler, Lenin, or Stalin had this technology they would still be in power today, and it should give the world at large pause to see the monster that is growing before our very eyes. The Body of Messiah in China has been and continues to be brutally persecuted, and any worship that is not state run is illegal. It is well documented the extreme measures the Chinese government has gone to eradicate true believers form society because they are a “risk” to the absolute power of the CCP (Chinese Communist Party). This persecution is still strictly enforced. Every religion is brutally suppressed, and as an example of the lengths the Chinese Communist party will go to, just look at the more than 1 million Chinese muslims who were sent to “re-education” camps in Northwest China because the artificial intelligence controlling the surveillance systems there said they showed irregular behavior. This is same place where all internet is controlled by the government allowing only websites that are OK’d by the Communist Party and who also censor all social media within China have completely destroyed the freedom of speech for 1.4 billion people as well as erased and re-configured history to the Communist parties liking. This is who we are talking about. This is who is taking great interest in Israel and is now set to build Israel’s roads, railway system and have control over Israel’s ports and other vital infrastructure. To be clear, we are not taking about the millions of Chinese believers who continue to weather constant persecution in China, who love, and pray for the peace of Jerusalem and the salvation of Israel and come to bless Israel. However we must not be naive to the fact that essentially the red carpet is being rolled out for the dragon to enter Israel, not just in the natural, but also in the spirit. This is a major prayer point as we pray for Israel, that the dragon would be stopped at the gates of the nation as we use the key of David (Isaiah 22:22) to shut all doors that imperils Israel and her destiny in these crucial times.
Judea and Samaria
The other huge point of prayer involves the annexation of Judea and Samaria. With the recent discussions with Saudi Arabia and other Middle Eastern nations, Israel has come very close to securing open diplomatic relations and normalization with traditional enemies of Israel. This is the good news. However, these diplomatic gains are under threat of completely collapsing if and when Benjamin Netanyahu and the Knesset vote for the annexation of Judea and Samaria. To be clear the annexation of Judea and Samaria is perfectly aligned with the restoration of Israel as it is part of the land that Adonai promised Abraham, Issac and Jacob. This puts Israel and believers who are praying for the restoration of Israel, both physically (Geographically), and spiritually for the salvation of the Jews between a rock and a hard place. On top of that, Israel has been having secret meetings with Saudi Arabia to have a role in the supervision of the Temple Mount to counter the recent infiltration of Turkey on both the Temple Mount and the so called “Palestinian Territories”. While both the annexation of Judea and Samaria, as well as the recent diplomatic gains with formerly hostile neighbors are good, what is the direction in which we should be praying? The answer is, no matter what we “think” is the right decision our first prayer should always be that Abba’s perfect will be done in Israel on earth as it is in heaven no matter how that plays out in the natural. As we go to the heavenly places, being citizens of heaven, we also see that Judea and Samaria are the heartland of Israel, where Abraham bough Shechem, the same place of Joseph’s tomb and Jacob’s well where Yeshua revealed Himself as Messiah to the Samaritan woman. Judea and Samaria and the Eastern gates of Israel through which the Gospel of Peace went forth in to the nations, and through which it is coming back. Pray for the Father’s wisdom for Benjamin Netanyahu and the leaders of Israel’s government to make the right decision according to the Great I Am as nothing less than the salvation of Israel is at stake.
Do not let COVID-19 be a smokescreen that keeps you blind from the blatant and obvious agenda of the dragon through China in Israel. It is no coincidence that China is making extremely aggressive and precise political and economic moves while the rest of the world struggles with containing the pandemic that China let escape to the rest of the world while shutting down Wuhan to the rest of China, while continuing to allow flights to leave from Wuhan to the rest of the world. China is being just as calculated in Israel and this should not be a surprise to us given the way the CCP runs the country. Secondly, the restoration of Judea and Samaria is the most important thing to happen in Israel since Jerusalem became part of Israel again after the 6-Day war of 1967. Its prophetic implications are nothing less than the explosion once again of the Gospel of Peace in Israel. As you pray for the Shalom of Jerusalem and the salvation of Israel please keep these things at the forefront of those prayers as Yeshua does not want us to be ignorant of such things, but rather aware so that we can intercede specifically. Join with the global body of Messiah as watchmen on the walls and guardians at the gates of Israel and Jerusalem during this crucial moment in Israel’s history. Adonai bless you and keep you!
What if we told you the Biblical person Ruth, the word Torah, and the Turtle dove are all intricately connected to Israel receiving the Torah on Mount Sinai, the outpouring of the Holy Spirit in the upper room on Mount Zion, the preparation of the Bride of Messiah (Kallah Mashiah), and the return of Yeshua? In both meaning and expression, this is the greatest love story of all time of the most unexpected people becoming the foundations and fulfillment of the purification of the Bride and the coming of the Bride Groom. Watch as the tapestry of Biblical prophecy is knit together miraculously by society’s most unlikely characters through faith and redemption both before and after the death and resurrection of Yeshua. Read until the end to see a major mystery unlocked as we combine both the Hebrew name Ruth and the word Torah culminating in the fulfillment of Scripture as we know, the greatest love story of all time.
When Ruth accompanied her mother in law to Bethlehem her position could not have been more desperate. She was a foreigner, a widow, and unable to bear children. Making her situation even worse, she wasn’t just any foreigner, but a Moabite at that meaning Israelites were forbidden to marry her according to (Deuteronomy 23:4). This meant that technically Namoi’s sons who were now dead had broken the law when they married Ruth and Orpah while living in the land of Moab. So to say she had few prospects is an understatement.
When Boaz set his mind to marrying Ruth however, he knew something the other Israelites had seemingly overlooked, a mystery he understood from personal experience from his mother, Rahab. Yes, Boaz’s mother was Rahab the prostitute from Jericho who had saved the two spies because of her faith in the God of Israel (Joshua 6:25, Hebrews 11:31, Matthew 1:5). Before Boaz could marry Ruth, there was one relative of his that was first in line to be able to redeem the land of Naomi, but it would also require him by law to marry Ruth as well. He refused due to not wanting to go against the above-stated law, and therefore against Adonai. This played perfectly into the Boaz’s hand who was next in line by blood to redeem Naomi’s land and therefore marry Ruth. He knew intimately that it was not by law that his mother Rahab had been accepted as part of Israel, but rather by faith in the God of Israel which was credited to her as righteousness. In the same way, Ruth was an eligible citizen of Israel by faith when she told Naomi in Ruth 1:16 “Where you go, I will go, and where you lodge, I will lodge. Your people will be my people, and your God, my God.” Boaz in this way redeemed Ruth from the curse and took her as his beloved bride. This is a picture of the gentiles being grafted in (Romans 11:11-31), as well as a foreshadowing of Yeshua redeeming the world from the curse of sin and death, to the Jew first and then to the Gentile.
The miracle of Rahab and Ruth is further deepened when upon Boaz redeeming Ruth at the gate of Bethlehem, the elders in attendance released a profound prayer and prophecy that Ruth would be like Rachel and Leah, the two who built the household of Israel and that their house would be like the house of Perez whom Tamar bore to Judah, because of the offspring which the Lord will give you by this young woman” (Ruth 4:11-12).
It is true that like Rachel, Sarah and Rebecca before her were barren and unable to have children, and the same was true of Ruth, hence the reason she had no children with her former husband, Naomi’s son, and why it says in Ruth 4:13 “and Adonai enabled her to conceive”. It was by a miracle of Adonai that all of these women had children, as well as Ruth who gave birth to Obed, the Grandfather of King David. Clearly Ruth was not only like Rachel, but also like Tamar (Genesis 38), a foreign woman who was a widow of the sons of Judah, but was redeemed and gave birth to Perez, Judah’s son and heir (Genesis 38:27-30). All of the women mentioned gave birth to sons who were the direct lineage of Yeshua. Sarah the barren, Rebbeca the Barren, Rachel the Barren, Tamar the foreigner who was twice widowed and played the prostitute, Rahab the prostitute, and finally Ruth the widowed, barren foreigner cursed to never marry again. All of these women have one thing in common, it was by faith in Adonai that they all conceived and became matriarchs of Israel all the way until Mary’s miraculous conception of Yeshua. Just like everything started with Abraham by faith so it continued all the way down the line to Yeshua Who came to fulfill the “Law” and everyone after His death and resurrection.
THE TURTLE DOVE (תוֹר) and THE BRIDE of SHAVUOT (PENTECOST)
The same Hebrew letters used in Ruth (רות), when spelled backward is Tor (תוֹר) meaning Turtle Dove. With the addition of the Hey (ה) at the end it becomes Torah (תורה). We find the word Turtle dove in the most interesting place in the Bible, namely the Song of Solomon the poetic discourse of love between the Bride and Groom. It is in Song of Solomon 2:11-14 where we find the turtle dove which just so happens to take us on the current and familiar journey of Shavuot.
The flowers appear on the earth once again;
The time for singing has come,
And the voice of the turtle dove is heard in our land.
The fig tree has budded and ripens her figs,
And the vines are in blossom and give forth their fragrance.
Verses 11 and 12 give us the exact timing of the year when the flowers are in bloom (Spring), the Turtle Doves are heard (May-June), and the fig tree blooming and the vines blossoming marks the beginning of the harvest season (Shavuot). The next two verses give us the exact location of the Bride and Grooms meeting place.
Arise, my love, my fair one,
And come away [to climb the rocky steps of the hillside].’ ”
“O my dove, [here] in the clefts in the rock,
In the sheltered and secret place of the steep pathway,
Let me see your face,
Let me hear your voice;
For your voice is sweet,
And your face is lovely.”
We see that hey begin climbing a steep mountain, but the next verse gives it away completely speaking about the clefts in the rock and the secret place of a steep pathway. Where else do we see this happening where the face is hidden? None other than Mount Sinai where the Torah was given to Israel where Moses was hidden in the cleft of the rock, where YHWH covered Moses’ sight so as not to see His face when He walked by. Solomon is speaking here clearly about the first meeting, the birth of the relationship between Adonai and His Bride Israel where he gave them the Torah, but that was just the beginning. When Yeshua died and resurrected, His last command was to spread the Gospel from Jerusalem, to Judea and Samaria and to the ends of the earth, this time including the rest of the Bride, the gentiles. In fulfillment of Romans 11:25-26 once the fulness of the gentiles comes in, Israel will be saved, both the natural and the wild branch grafted into the olive tree with Yeshua as its root, the Word Alive, the Groom who will soon return for His bride.
RUTH (רות) and TORAH (תורה) =
At long last we see the connection of Ruth and Torah. Yeshua is the Word (Torah) and when we connect the two words in Hebrew spelling Ruth from left to right and connect it with Torah spelled from right to left this is what you get.
Just like the foreshadowing of Ruth and Boaz as the Bride of Yeshua the Bridegroom who has redeemed the world from the curse of sin and death, we see how the combination of the two words Ruth and Torah (Yeshua the Living Word) come together to create the Menorah at the center of which is the light of the world Yeshua Ha’Masshiach. The Menorah was placed in the Temple of YHWH and was kept perpetually burning day and night, and as this Shavuot has just ended, it is essential that we be fully manifested as the sons of oil (Zechariah 4:14) to keep that fire burning day and night like flaming torches of the fire of the Holy Spirit from the ends of the earth back to Jerusalem. We are the Bride of Yeshua and as such it is our job to be sure there is always enough oil in our lamps so that we can run the race completely filled to overflow as one body, one Bride, both Jew, and gentile until the imminent return of Yeshua the King of glory. A new normal has come to the world and to the Body of Messiah, and now is the time for that global body to burn brighter and hotter than ever before in oneness and with great expectation of the supernatural becoming natural and the miraculous becoming normal. Now is the time when Adonai said in Joel 2:28 that He shall pour out His Spirit on all mankind, and Habakkuk 2:14 when the knowledge of the glory of Adonai will fill the earth as the waters cover the sea. Abba Father is refining us and purifying us like gold and silver in His fire so that we can offer up sacrifices of righteous worship to Him in Spirit and truth, in signs and wonders for His glory until the final trumpet blast when the Bride Groom is coming to take away His Bride. Adonai bless you and keep you mighty men and Women of Elohim! Let the fire fall!
The journey and celebration of Shavuot (Pentecost) is as ancient as Moses and all of Israel in the wilderness at Mount Sinai. 7 weeks after fleeing from Egypt Israel finally arrived to the place Adonai chose to reveal Himself and the law to Israel, to make a blood covenant with them there for all time, the first Shavuot, the giving of the Torah when all of Israel with one voice said: “Everything Adonai has said we will do” (Exodus 19). Those were days of preparation and awe starting on the first day of the 3rd month (Sivan) leading up to the 6th day of the 3rd month (Sivan) when Adonai descended upon Mount Sinai in fire and the whole mountain shook violently. Also, equally as important, the Hebrew alphabet was given for the first time, the first alphabet in history that forever changed civilization from that day forth.
1,300 years later 120 believers in Yeshua the Messiah gathered together in the upper room of a house on Mount Zion with much the same posture as Israel and Moses that fateful day at Mount Sinai, in preparation with one mind and one purpose waiting for the gift that Yeshua had promised before He ascended to the right hand of the Father (Acts 1-2). With just as much intensity as at Mount Sinai, the Bride of Yeshua (Kallah Mashiah) was born the same day of the giving of the Torah on Mount Sinai “When suddenly a sound came from heaven like a rushing violent wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. There appeared to them tongues resembling fire, which were being distributed [among them], and they rested on each one of them [as each person received the Holy Spirit].And they were all filled [that is, diffused throughout their being] with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues (different languages), as the Spirit was giving them the ability to speak out [clearly and appropriately]” (Acts 2:1-4). Just as Adonai came in fire upon Mount Sinai, the Holy Spirit came in fire on Mount Zion. Just as Adonai gave the Israelites the first alphabet at Sinai, the Holy Spirit caused them to speak in other tongues on Mount Zion. Where once before a common language led men to build the tower of Babel, the Great I Am gave men the ability through the Holy Spirit to speak in all languages for His glory and the salvation of Israel and the nations.
After the Bride of Messiah was born on Mount Zion, Hebrews 12:18-19 tells us that we “have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to myriads of angels [in festive gathering],and to the general assembly and assembly of the firstborn who are registered [as citizens] in heaven, and to God, who is Judge of all, and to the spirits of the righteous (the redeemed in heaven) who have been made perfect [bringing them to their final glory],and to Yeshua, the Mediator of a new covenant [uniting God and man].” That’s right, our citizenship is now that of heaven, and no longer the earth, and as citizens of heaven, we should know what is going on in heaven in order to bring it into the reality of earth. This means that verses like “Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven” (Matthew 6:10), and “bind what has been bound in heaven and loose what has been loosed in heaven” (Matthew 16:19) should be commonplace. 120 people gave birth to a global Holy Spirit congregation of citizens of heaven, but is the Body of Messiah nowadays displaying the fruit of heavenly citizenship? A shaking has taken place with this COVID-19 that has affected the church in a major way, and it is a wake-up call to remember the way we are supposed to walk in the signs and wonders that Yeshua says should follow every believer (Mark 16:17-18). That brings us to today, a global Shavuot.
The traditions and practices of the Ekklesia are being shaken, and anything that is not from Adonai is being broken and destroyed as it was never part of Yeshua’s plan for His Bride in the first place. The Bride of Yeshua is being refined and purified for this season, and a remnant is arising from the shaking in every nation of the world unadulterated by traditions and man-made systems. Their expectation is at the minimum signs and wonders, and they believe wholeheartedly in the upper room experience for the whole world, the last great harvest, the latter rain before the tribulation, and the return of Yeshua. The unexpected ones, the nameless and faceless ones who merge together in every sphere of society working together for the glory of the Father and are paving the way for the return of Yeshua are being activated around the globe. Although Spirit-filled believers are by far the minority today, there are far more than the 120 it all started with. So if that was the explosion that came from so few, what does a global Shavuot have in store? What does it look like when entire nations are filled with the Holy Spirit? Our wildest imagination cannot fathom it, but rest assured you won’t want to miss it, or worse, come against it. Now is the time to shift our paradigm from the world’s to the Kingdom’s, from earthy to the heavenly if we are going to be a part of the end times wave of global salvation. This move of Adonai is not waiting for anyone, and if we do not raise up in our destiny to be a part of it, Abba will raise up someone else in our place. A New Normal is here. The question is which New Normal will you be a part of, the world’s or heaven’s? Hag Sameach!