Newness and Change-Sacred Understanding

THE SHANNAH

HE CAME TO me at night.

“What is a year?” asked the teacher.

“Three hundred sixty-five days,” I answered.

“But in the sacred tongue of Scripture it’s more than that. It’s called the shannah. . . and it contains a secret. The word shannah is linked to the number two.”

“I don’t get the connection.”

“Shannah can mean the second, the duplicate, or the repeat. In the natural realm, in the realm of astrophysics and nature, the year is a repetition of what has already been . . . the revolving of the earth around the sun . . . the coming of winter, spring, summer, and fall . . . the blossoming of flowers and their withering away, the rebirth of nature and its dying, the same progression, the same replaying of what already was. So a year is a shannah, the repetition of the past. And now you have a new year before you. So what kind of year will it be?”

“What do you mean?”

“The nature of nature is to repeat, just as we live, by nature, as creatures of habit. We gravitate toward doing that which we’ve done before, the same routines and courses, even when those routines and courses are harmful to us. So what will the shannah, this coming year, be for you?”

“Well if the year means the repeat, I guess I don’t have much of a choice. It will be mostly the same as the one before.”

“But you do have a choice,” he said. “You see, the Hebrew shannah has a double meaning. It not only means the repeat . . . it also means the change.”

“How can the same word mean the opposite?”

“The same way the year ahead of you can be the opposite. The way of the world is to repeat—but the way of God is the way of newness and change. You can’t know God and not be changed by knowing Him. And His will is that the year, the shannah ahead of you, be not a time of repetition, but of change, of new beginnings, of new steps, of breaking out of the old ways and the old nature.”

“And if you want to see a year of new things, you must choose to live not in the natural and walk not by nature and all its oldness and repetitions. But you must choose to live in the supernatural and walk in the will and power of Him who makes all things new. Live on earth in the power of heaven . . . and you will walk in the newness of life . . . and the year ahead will be a shannah . . . of change.”
The Mission: Today, step out of your old ways, habits, and steps. Do what you’ve never done before but should have. Walk in the newness of the Spirit.

Isaiah 43:19; Romans 6:4; 2 Corinthians 5:17

The Shannah

Excerpt From: Jonathan Cahn. “The Book of Mysteries.” iBooks. https://itun.es/us/v7hZdb.l

Hope

Romans 5:2-5 “…through whom also we have obtained our introduction by faith into this grace in which we stand; and we exult in hope of the glory of God. And not only this, but we also exult in our tribulations, knowing that tribulation brings about perseverance, proven character; and proven character, hope; and hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us.”

May the hope described in the scripture above constantly provide us the reassurance that we need to carry on when times get tough. We do not give up, but instead we stay the course and know that God is in control. There are many times that we feel like giving up, as times get to be challenging. But we do not give in to the opposition or our adversary. We overcome by being strong of mind.

Let us stand as a full body by which all of our strength is in tact. The body is built to withstand troubled times. May we always focus upon the hope that will carry us on…We are to seek out change and the sacred understanding of God’s divine plan…Just like the Shannah…Key of Importance…

The Foretelling Days of Eternity

THE PRICE OF THE PRICELESS

IMAGINE,” SAID THE teacher, “if there was a treasure hidden in that field. Imagine it was worth a hundred times the value of everything you owned. But the field was for sale. And the asking price was equal to everything you owned. So you sell everything you have and purchase the field. The treasure is now yours. How much did it cost you to buy the treasure?”

“Everything I had.”

“No,” said the teacher. “It didn’t cost you anything.”

“But I had to pay for it with everything I had.”

“For the field,” he said, “but not for the treasure. The treasure was beyond your ability to buy, even with all your possessions. It was, in effect, priceless. And yet it was free. What I just told you was the parable Messiah gave of a man who buys a field in order to gain the treasure hidden within it. What do you think the treasure represents?”

“Salvation? Eternal life? The blessings of God?”

“All correct,” he said. “You can never earn or warrant God’s blessings, or His salvation, or eternal life. A million years of perfect works couldn’t purchase it. It’s priceless. And yet it’s given freely, apart from any work, undeserved, and solely by the grace of God. That’s the treasure. But there’s another side to the story. Though the treasure is free, it causes the man to go out and do everything he can, use everything he has, let go of everything he can let go of, and give everything he can give in response to having found the treasure. Salvation is the treasure beyond price and yet given freely to all who freely receive it. But the treasure is so great, that if you truly receive it, if you realize what you have, it will lead you to do everything you can, to use everything you have, and to give everything you can give in response to having found it.

If you’ve truly found this treasure (Like a Hidden/Secret Scroll), then it must lead you to love God with all your heart, mind, soul, and strength, and to love others as yourself, to forgive as you have been forgiven, to give as you have been given to, to make your life a gift of love, and to do all this in joy in light of the treasure that has now come into your life. If you’ve found the treasure that is beyond price and freely given, then live a life that is of the utmost of value and the greatest of worth, and do so freely. This is the way you possess the priceless.”

The Mission: In view of the treasure freely given, pay the price of the priceless. Give all you have and are. Live all-out. Apprehend the field.

Matthew 13:44; Luke 18:22; Philippians 3:7–8; 2 Peter 1:4

The Heavenly Exchange

Excerpt From: Jonathan Cahn. “The Book of Mysteries.” iBooks. https://itun.es/us/v7hZdb.l

THE NIGHT AND DAY PARADIGM

THERE WAS NO lesson that day. But then in the middle of the night he came to my room and woke me.

“Come,” said the teacher. “It’s time for the lesson. We’re going outside.”

I was half asleep and not thrilled at the idea, but, of course, I complied. He led me to a hill where we sat down in the darkness of the night.

“Which comes first,” he asked, “the day or the night?”

“The day,” I answered. “Night comes when the day is over.”

“That’s what most people would say. And that’s how most people in the world see it. Day leads into night. But it’s not how God sees it.”

“What do you mean?”

“If the day leads to night, then everything goes from light to darkness. Everything gets darker. Everything is in the process of darkening. And so is the way of the world. We go from day to night, from youth to aging, from strength to weakness, and ultimately from life to death. From day to night. It’s the way of the world, but it’s not the way of God. When God created the universe, it was not day and night.

It is written, ‘There was evening, and then there was morning.’ The day began with night. There was night and then there was day. In God, it is the night that comes first.”

“So that’s why Jewish holidays always begin at sunset.”
“Yes, and not only Jewish holidays, but every biblical day. Each day begins at sunset. There is evening and then morning. The world moves from day to night. But in God, it is the opposite. It goes from night to day . . . from darkness to light. The children of this world live from day to night. But the children of God live from night to day.  (Key Point) They are born again in the darkness and move to the day.

And if you belong to God, then that is the order of your life. You are to go from darkness to light, from weakness to strength, from despair to hope, from guilt to innocence, from tears to joy, and from death to life. And every night in your life will lead to the dawn. So live according to God’s sacred order of time . . . that your entire life be always moving away from the darkness and to the light.”

As he said those words, the first light of daybreak appeared and the night began yielding to the day.

The Mission: What darkness is in your life, the darkness of fear, of sin, of problems, of gloom? Today, turn away from it and to the light of day.

Genesis 1:3–5; Psalm 30:5; Ephesians 5:8; 1 Peter 2:9; 2 Peter 1:19

The Night and the Sunrise

IN HIS DEATHS

WE WERE IN the Chamber of Scrolls, examining again the scroll of Isaiah, the fifty-third chapter. He began reciting one of its passages.

“‘He made His grave with the wicked . . . and with a rich man in His death . . .’ It’s describing the Suffering Servant, the Messiah who dies for our sins. His death will be linked to criminals and to a rich man.”

“He made His grave with the wicked.’ So Messiah was crucified in the midst of criminals, among wicked men, and He was buried in the tomb of a rich man.”

“Yes,” said the teacher, “and there’s more . . . a mystery you can only see in the original language. If you read almost any translation of Isaiah 53, it will say ‘in His death.’ But it doesn’t really say that. What it does say, in the original language, is so big, and so cosmic, it’s hard for any translator to do it justice.”

“And what does it say?”

“In the original Hebrew it says ‘in His deaths.’” (Key Point of Reference to Comprehending the Crucifixion)

“What does that mean?”
“Remember, in Hebrew, to render a word that should be singular as plural is a way of signifying that the reality behind the word is so unique, so intense, so extreme, or so colossal that the word alone cannot contain it.”

“So in other words, His death . . .”

“Is such a unique reality, such an extreme reality, such an intense reality, and such a colossal reality that the word death cannot even begin to approach it. What happened in His death goes beyond anything we can express with our words or comprehend with our thoughts.”

“But plural can actually mean plural.”
“Yes. But it’s a singular combined with a plural. ‘In His death’ would make sense as would ‘in their deaths.’ But it doesn’t say either. It says ‘in His deaths.’ That breaks the rules. What is it revealing?”

“That Messiah would die not just His death, one death, but many deaths. He wouldn’t die for Himself but for all. His would be the one life that dies the death of all.”

“Yes,” said the teacher, “including yours. Your death, and the death of all who read the words of the prophecy . . . Every death is contained inside that plural word. It is the witness in black and white that your old life and the judgment thereof is finished . . . in His deaths.”

The Mission: One of the deaths in His deaths is the death of your old life. Give that which is old a eulogy and a burial. Be finished with it and be free.

Isaiah 53:9; Romans 5:18; 2 Corinthians 5:14–15

In His Deaths…

THE MAGNITUDE OF THE SUN

IT WAS EARLY morning. The teacher took me on a journey to the city through the desert riding on camels. The purpose was to pick up supplies for the school. But, of course, he had more than one purpose in mind.

“One thing I want you to do,” he said, “keep watch over the sun.”
It was a strange directive. I did my best, noting from time to time its position in the sky. At the journey’s end, upon our return, he questioned me.
“What did you see?” he asked.

“Nothing,” I answered. “Nothing of note. The sun was just the sun.”
“I imagine,” he said, “that at times it was obscured by the mountains, the trees, and the buildings of the city. But otherwise, I imagine it stayed the same, certainly the same size. I would also imagine that the landscape was continually changing, everything was changing around us except for the sun.”

“That’s true,” I said. “But isn’t that the way the sun works?”

“Yes, but why is that the way the sun works?” he asked. “It’s because . . . although a mountain or a house or even a hand can appear bigger than the sun and can, for a time, obscure it, the reality is that the sun’s true magnitude, its actual size, is so enormous, so colossal, that the highest mountain on earth is as nothing in comparison. It doesn’t appear so in the short run, but it becomes clear over the long run. Even in our little journey, everything we saw completely changed, the hills, the mountains, everything but the sun. And if we had traveled thousands of miles, it wouldn’t have made a difference.

The sun’s colossal magnitude is manifested by its changelessness.”

“And what does it reveal?” I asked.

“Two thousand years ago, Messiah said, ‘I am the Light of the World.’ Since that time, ages have begun and ended, continents and civilizations have been discovered, kingdoms and empires have risen and fallen, kings and luminaries have appeared and passed away. And some of these have, for a moment, seemed larger. For a time they obscured the figure of the Nazarene. But in the long run, over the course of the long journey, they’ve all passed away. Everything has changed . . . except Him. All the rest lies in ruins and rubble or in the pages of history . . . but He remains unchanged, undiminished . . . as central, as pivotal, and as colossal as He has ever been. Everything changes but Him. He is the sun. And the immensity of His magnitude . . . is manifested by His changelessness.”

The Mission: Today, see all things in view of the big picture. Whatever problems or issues you have are small in comparison to Him and will pass away in the magnitude of the Son.

John 8:12; Ephesians 3:16–19; Hebrews 13:8

Two Thousand Years Ago

THE MATRIX

WE WERE OUTSIDE at night and, as we often enjoyed doing, looking up at the stars.
“Your life began in darkness,” he said, “in the darkness of the womb. It was once all you knew, your entire life, your entire world. If you had been asked then to describe life, you would describe it as being dark, warm, and wet. And if someone tried to tell you that there was more to life, another life, another world, outside the womb, a world of stars and grass, of flowers and faces, of sand castles and setting suns, what would you have thought?”

“I guess I wouldn’t have believed it. I wouldn’t have been able to fathom it.”

“But would there be a way that you could have known that this other life, this world beyond the womb, actually existed? What evidence would you have had within the womb of that which was beyond the womb?”

“I don’t know.”

“You,” said the teacher. “You would be the evidence . . . you, dwelling in darkness yet with eyes made to see color and light . . . with no ground to walk on, yet with feet made to run . . . with no air to breathe and yet with lungs made to breathe air and a voice box with which to speak into the air . . . with no one’s hand to hold, yet with two hands made to hold and be held by the hand of another. You yourself would be the evidence of the life beyond your life in the womb and the world beyond your world. Your very being was the evidence of a world yet to come, and yet you were surrounded by a much smaller world that was unable to answer what was within you.”
“And this reveals . . .”

“When you hear of a world beyond this world and a life beyond this life, when you hear of heaven, you’re hearing of it as a child in the womb. You’ve never seen it or touched it. And yet everything within you was made to know this world and live within it . . . a heart made for a love that is perfect and without condition, a soul yearning for that which is eternal, a spirit longing to dwell in a place of no death, no fear, no tears, no darkness, and no evil. And yet you live in a world of imperfection, of corruption, of pain and evil, of darkness and the absence of love. And as it was in the womb, so too this world can never answer the longings of your heart or the purpose for which you came into existence. And every tear, every sorrow, every disappointment, every unfulfilled longing is just a reminder that you’re not home, and that you were made for something more, to be a child of heaven . . . and that this life is only the beginning of real life and the matrix of the world to come.”

The Mission: Take all the unfulfilled longings, needs, and desires of your life and turn them away from the worldly and to the heavenly.

Psalm 139:13–16; Romans 8:22

The Matrix World

LORD OF THE TWO VANISHING POINTS

WE WERE STANDING in what had to be the largest open expanse I had yet seen in that desert. It was late in the day. The western sky had grown orange with the setting of the sun.

“It’s as if you can almost see forever,” said the teacher. “Do you know how to say forever in Hebrew?”

“How?” I replied.

“L’olam. It means forever . . . and yet more than forever. It means that,” he said, pointing to the sunset. “L’olam literally means to the vanishing point. God is forever. God is l’olam, to the vanishing point. So if God takes our sins on the cross, where does He take them to?”

“To the vanishing point,” I said.

“Yes, and so God took our sins to the vanishing point and vanished with them . . . l’olam, to forever away, an eternity away, and beyond.”

“Beyond forever?”
“It could be said. You see, God is not only to forever. God is from forever, in Hebrew, m’olam. So He not only takes our sins from here to eternity, but from eternity to eternity . . . the distance from forever and to forever.”

“As far as the east is from the west,” I said.

“Yes, just as the scapegoat carried away the sins of the people on the holiest day of the year . . . It was from the west to the east, the plane of infinity . . .”

“To the vanishing point.”

“How far,” he asked, “is the distance between God and us, between His holiness and our sinfulness?”

“It’s infinite,” I replied.

“And that’s why we could never save ourselves. That’s why it had to be God Himself . . . as

He alone is from the vanishing point and to the vanishing point, m’olam l’olam, from forever and to forever.

It’s the distance of God . . . and the distance of His love for you. And in the prayers of Israel He is called Melekh Ha Olam, the King of the Universe. But it also means King, the Sovereign of the Vanishing Point. As it is written, ‘From the rising of the sun, to the setting of the same, the name of the Lord is to be praised.’”

“From everlasting to everlasting, forever . . . and forever.”

The Mission: Ponder the length of God, the breadth of your salvation, and the love God has for you that spans from everlasting to everlasting.

Psalms 103:12; 113:3; Ephesians 3:18–19; 1 John 1:9

The Days of Eternity

Excerpt From: Jonathan Cahn. “The Book of Mysteries.” iBooks. https://itun.es/us/v7hZdb.l

The TISHRI Revelation…

THE MASTERWORK

THE TEACHER TOOK me around the back of the common hall where there was a blank canvas on a wooden easel and, to its right, a second wooden easel on which rested a beautiful and intricate painting of a landscape.

“Your assignment,” he said, “is to copy this painting.”

“But I don’t know how to paint.”

“That’s the challenge,” he replied. “I’ll be back in a few hours.”
For the rest of the afternoon I tried my best to reproduce what I saw on the canvas. But for all my efforts, the result looked like something a preschooler would have done. When the teacher returned, there was a long silence as we both stared at my work.
“You won’t forget this lesson,” he said. “You were trying to reproduce the work of a master. Most of those in the kingdom do the same thing.”

“Copy paintings?”

“Try to reproduce the righteousness of God. They know what’s right and good and holy. They know what a godly life looks like. And they try to live it. The goal is worthy. But the way they go about achieving that goal is wrong.

They’re doing what you just did, trying by their own abilities to reproduce the work of the Master. And to do that is to compete with God. And if you could do that, you wouldn’t need God. Only God can do the works of God. And a holy life is the work of God.”

“Then how can we do it,” I asked, “if God is the only one who can?”
“Then that’s the key. God must do it. And you must let Him.

Key Point: Imagine if, instead of trying to copy this painting, you were given the artist’s heart and mind, his skills, and his spirit. Then it wouldn’t be a struggle, nor would it be a copy. It would be as if the master was painting through you. Therein lies the key.

Don’t compete with God by trying to copy His  works. But learn the secret of letting God work His works in everything you do. If you live with the heart of God, you’ll do the works of God. If you live by the Spirit of God, you fulfill the will of God. Move in His moving. Love in His loving. Live in His living, and be in His being. As for that painting you did . . .”

“It’s a mess,” I said. “And I think I’ll keep it . . . as a reminder.”

“Live by the Spirit of the Master,” said the teacher, “and that which you do will be a masterpiece.”

The Mission: Today, instead of focusing on the works of God, seek to live in the heart and Spirit of God—and you will accomplish the works of God.

Ezekiel 36:27; Galatians 5:16, 22–25; Philippians 1:6; Hebrews 13:21

The Poem of God….

PRUNE THYSELF

WE RETURNED TO the garden where we first saw the man who was trimming the branches.

“Do you remember what you saw here?” asked the teacher.
“The man trimming the branches,” I answered. “The pruning.”

“And what is the purpose of pruning?”
“Pruning removes the branches from a tree that hinder its fruitfulness or its well-being, to allow it to become as fruitful as possible.”

“Pruning, therefore, is critical to living a fruitful life in God, so God prunes the lives of His children. But in order to live a fruitful life, you must also be part of the process. You must learn also how to prune yourself.”
At that, he led me over to a tree in need of trimming. He handed me two of the gardener’s tools, a pruning hook and a pair of pruning shears.
“Do you see this?” he said. “It’s a diseased branch. If it’s not cut off, it will harm the tree. Any action, course, or habit of sin in your life is a diseased branch and will hinder you from living a fruitful life in God. Prune it off.”

So I did.

“And this here is a dead branch, once fruitful but now detrimental to the tree’s health. Any action or expenditure of energy in your life that produces no fruit, even if it once did, is a dead branch. You must prune it off.”

So I did.

“And these branches here are hindering the tree by blocking sunlight from the tree’s most fruitful branches. So in your life, anything you do that keeps you from receiving from God, from dwelling in His presence and His Word, is a hindering branch.” He pointed downward. “And these branches here are too low. They stand for all the low pursuits, indulgences, and actions that drain away your time and energy from the higher things to which God has called you. Cut them off. Cut them all off,” he said.

“From my life?”

“Absolutely. But from the tree as well, as an object lesson. Cut them all off. It will not harm the tree, but help it. So it is with your life. By giving up, you will gain. Make it a continual practice, and you will become spiritually healthy, strong, great, and fruitful. Prune thyself . . . and you will bear much fruit.”

The Mission: Today, identify in your life the dead branches, the diseased, the hindering, the wasteful, and the low—and cut them off. Prune thyself.

Mark 1:35; 10:29–30; John 15:1–5

The Secrets of Pruning I–III…

THE TISHRI REVELATION

THE TEACHER LED me into one of the smaller rooms within the Chamber of Scrolls.
“Tishri,” he said, “is the most intense of Hebrew months . . . the month that closes the sacred Hebrew year. And if the sacred Hebrew year holds the mystery of the age, then the closing month of the sacred year, Tishri, will hold the mystery to the closing of the age. And could it be that Tishri also holds the mystery to the closing of God’s Word itself?”

“The closing of the Bible? The Book of Revelation?”

“Yes, could the month of Tishri hold the mystery of Revelation?”
At that he retrieved one of the scrolls and unrolled it on the wooden stand.
“The Book of Revelation,” he said, pointing to the scroll. “Tishri is the seventh month of the sacred year, seven, the number of completion. And what do we find in the Book of Revelation? It’s saturated with the number seven. And how does Tishri, the seventh month, open up?”

“With the Feast of Trumpets?”

“‘And I saw the seven angels,’ said the teacher as he read from the scroll, ‘who stand before God, and to them were given seven trumpets. ‘ 

“What do we see in the Book of Revelation? The Feast of Trumpets. And what else is Tishri? Yom Kippur, the Day of Judgment. And what do we see in Revelation? ‘The hour of His judgment has come.’ And as man and God stand face-to-face on Yom Kippur, so too in the Book of Revelation. In the month of Tishri, God is proclaimed King. So too in Revelation. And in Tishri comes the Feast of Tabernacles, the greatest of celebrations, the kingdom feast, and the time of tabernacling with God in the Holy City. So Revelation closes with God’s kingdom on earth, celebration, and God tabernacling with His people in the Holy City, as it is written, ‘Behold the tabernacle of God is with men.’”

“You forgot one,” I said. “Tishri closes with Shemini Atzeret, the mystery day.”

“Yes,” said the teacher, “the day that speaks of eternity. And so Revelation closes with the same day, the day of eternity . . . ‘and they shall reign forever and ever.’ You see, the purposes of God have only perfect endings. And so for those who let Him write their story, the ending is the same . . . perfect. Their ending . . . is heaven.”

The Mission: In the end, we will appear in the light of God with nothing hidden. Prepare for that day. Remove all darkness. Live now in total light.

Leviticus 23:23–44; Revelation 8:2; 14:7; 19:16; 20:4; 21:3; 22:5

The Lion of Tishri….

THE PURPLE MYSTERY

THE TEACHER WAS holding a purple cloth and running it through his fingers as if inspecting it. He then placed it in my hands.

“The color purple,” he said. “It was woven throughout the Tabernacle, on the veils and curtains, even in the garments of the priests. Now look at the cloth I gave you. It’s purple. It should be made up of purple threads, but it’s not. If you look closely, you won’t find any.”

So I examined it. And as he had said, I was unable to find in the cloth a single purple thread. Instead, it was made up of tiny blue and red threads finely woven together.
“Purple is the joining of blue and red. And if you looked at the veils of the Tabernacle, you would find the colors blue, purple, and red. The colors appear in the instructions for building the Tabernacle over and over, the same three colors and in the same order ‘blue, purple, and scarlet.’”

“Why?”

“The Tent of Meeting was the place of the joining, the reconciliation, the meeting of two realities, God and man.”

“And so the colors represented God and man?”

“Blue is the color of the sky, the heavens . . . representing the heavenly, God. So the blue is first.”

“And the color red . . . scarlet?”

“In Hebrew, the word for man is adam. Adam comes from the Hebrew word for red. Red is the color of the Middle Eastern earth from which man came. And scarlet red is the symbol of sin and guilt. Red is the color of man . . . So then what is purple? Purple is the joining of blue and red. And so it speaks of the joining of God to man, heaven joined to earth. But for there to be purple, it must be a total joining . . . the joining of all that is holy to all that is not, all of God to all that is us . . . to all that is you. . . so totally joined that God will appear as sin. And as that total joining drew near, the Heavenly One was beaten and mocked and made to wear a crown of thorns . . . And then He was covered with a with a robe. And do you know what kind of robe it was? It was a purple robe . . . a purple robe to cover the One in whom heaven and earth, God and man, blue and red . . . become completely one . . . purple.”

The Mission: Today, join all that is red to all that is blue. Join all that is ungodly to God and God to the ungodly—so much so, it becomes purple.

Exodus 26:31; John 19:1–6; Philippians 4:5–7; 1 Timothy 1:15

The Purple Mystery I–IV…

Excerpt From: Jonathan Cahn. “The Book of Mysteries.” iBooks. https://itun.es/us/v7hZdb.l

Understanding Daniel’s Lessons Concerning Different “Energies” in the World…and Heavenly Realms…

“Daniel’s Prayer for His People”

1In the first year of Darius the son of Ahasuerus, of Median descent, who was made king over the kingdom of the Chaldeans– 2in the first year of his reign,

I, Daniel, observed in the books the number of the years which was revealed as the word of the LORD to Jeremiah the prophet for the completion of the desolations of Jerusalem, namely, seventy years.

3So I gave my attention to the Lord God to seek Him by prayer and supplications, with fasting, sackcloth and ashes. 4I prayed to the LORD my God and confessed and said, “Alas, O Lord, the great and awesome God,

who keeps His covenant and lovingkindness for those who love Him and keep His commandments, 5we have sinned, committed iniquity, acted wickedly and rebelled, even turning aside from Your commandments and ordinances.

6″Moreover, we have not listened to Your servants the prophets, who spoke in Your name to our kings, our princes, our fathers and all the people of the land.
7″Righteousness belongs to You, O Lord, but to us open shame, as it is this day–to the men of Judah, the inhabitants of Jerusalem and all Israel, those who are nearby and

those who are far away in all the countries to which You have driven them, because of their unfaithful deeds which they have committed against You. 8″Open shame belongs to us, O Lord, to our kings, our princes and our fathers, because we have sinned against You.

9″To the Lord our God belong compassion and forgiveness, for we have rebelled against Him; 10nor have we obeyed the voice of the LORD our God, to walk in His teachings which He set before us through His servants the prophets.

11″Indeed all Israel has transgressed Your law and turned aside, not obeying Your voice; so the curse has been poured out on us, along with the oath which is written in the law of Moses the servant of God, for we have sinned against Him. 1

2″Thus He has confirmed His words which He had spoken against us and against our rulers who ruled us, to bring on us great calamity; for under the whole heaven there has not been done anything like what was done to Jerusalem.

13″As it is written in the law of Moses, all this calamity has come on us; yet we have not sought the favor of the LORD our God by turning from our iniquity and giving attention to Your truth. 14″Therefore the LORD has kept the calamity in store and brought it on us; for the LORD our God is righteous with respect to all His deeds which He has done, but we have not obeyed His voice.

15″And now, O Lord our God, who have brought Your people out of the land of Egypt with a mighty hand and have made a name for Yourself, as it is this day–we have sinned, we have been wicked.

(16) “O Lord, in accordance with all Your righteous acts, let now Your anger and Your wrath turn away from Your city Jerusalem, Your holy mountain; for because of our sins and the iniquities of our fathers, Jerusalem and Your people have become a reproach to all those around us. 17″So now, our God, listen to the prayer of Your servant and to his supplications, and for Your sake, O Lord, let Your face shine on Your desolate sanctuary.

18″O my God, incline Your ear and hear! Open Your eyes and see our desolations and the city which is called by Your name; for we are not presenting our supplications before You on account of any merits of our own, but on account of Your great compassion.

19″O Lord, hear! O Lord, forgive! O Lord, listen and take action! For Your own sake, O my God, do not delay, because Your city and Your people are called by Your name.”

“Gabriel Brings an Answer”
20Now while I was speaking and praying, and confessing my sin and the sin of my people Israel, and presenting my supplication before the LORD my God in behalf of the holy mountain of my God, 21while I was still speaking in prayer, then the man Gabriel, whom I had seen in the vision previously, came to me in my extreme weariness about the time of the evening offering. 22He gave me instruction and talked with me and said,

“O Daniel, I have now come forth to give you insight with understanding. 23″At the beginning of your supplications the command was issued, and I have come to tell you, for you are highly esteemed; so give heed to the message and gain understanding of the vision.

“Seventy Weeks and the Messiah”

24″Seventy weeks have been decreed for your people and your holy city, to finish the transgression, to make an end of sin, to make atonement for iniquity, to bring in everlasting righteousness, to seal up vision and prophecy and to anoint the most holy place. 25″So you are to know and discern that from the issuing of a decree to restore and rebuild Jerusalem until Messiah the Prince there will be seven weeks and sixty-two weeks; it will be built again, with plaza and moat, even in times of distress.

26″Then after the sixty-two weeks the Messiah will be cut off and have nothing, and the people of the prince who is to come will destroy the city and the sanctuary. And its end will come with a flood; even to the end there will be war; desolations are determined.

27″And he will make a firm covenant with the many for one week, but in the middle of the week he will put a stop to sacrifice and grain offering; and on the wing of abominations will come one who makes desolate, even until a complete destruction, one that is decreed, is poured out on the one who makes desolate.”

(The Power of the Highest Realm)

“Daniel Comforted”-Battles in Heavenly Realms

10Then behold, a hand touched me and set me trembling on my hands and knees.

11He said to me, “O Daniel, man of high esteem, understand the words that I am about to tell you and stand upright, for I have now been sent to you.” And when he had spoken this word to me, I stood up trembling. 12Then he said to me, “Do not be afraid, Daniel, for from the first day that you set your heart on understanding this and on humbling yourself before your God, your words were heard, and I have come in response to your words.

13″But the prince of the kingdom of Persia was withstanding me for twenty-one days; then behold, Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me, for I had been left there with the kings of Persia. 14″Now I have come to give you an understanding of what will happen to your people in the latter days, for the vision pertains to the days yet future.”

15When he had spoken to me according to these words, I turned my face toward the ground and became speechless. 16And behold, one who resembled a human being was touching my lips; then I opened my mouth and spoke and said to him who was standing before me, “O my lord, as a result of the vision anguish has come upon me, and I have retained no strength. 17″For how can such a servant of my lord talk with such as my lord? As for me, there remains just now no strength in me, nor has any breath been left in me.”

18Then this one with human appearance touched me again and strengthened me.

19He said, “O man of high esteem, do not be afraid. Peace be with you; take courage and be courageous!” Now as soon as he spoke to me, I received strength and said, “May my lord speak, for you have strengthened me.” 20Then he said, “Do you understand why I came to you? But I shall now return to fight against the prince of Persia; so I am going forth, and behold, the prince of Greece is about to come.

21″However, I will tell you what is inscribed in the writing of truth. Yet there is no one who stands firmly with me against these forces except Michael your prince.”

Excerpt From: The Lockman Foundation. “New American Standard Bible.” iBooks. https://itun.es/us/l81Tw.l

Omega of BC and Alpha of AD

The Book of “Mysteries” by Jonathan Cahn

“THE BRIDE IN THE TENT

BEHOLD THE CALAH,” said the teacher, as he drew my attention to a young woman in the tent village. “It’s how you say the bride in Hebrew. Do you remember when the bridegroom made his visit? It was for her.”

“And yet she’s still here,” I said. “She’s the bride but not yet married.”

“In the Hebrew wedding, the bridegroom journeys to the house of the bride. There, in that house or tent, the covenant is made. They are from that moment on considered bride and groom, husband and wife. But the bridegroom must then leave the bride and her house and journey back to where he came from. The two are joined in the covenant of marriage. But they don’t see each other until the day of the wedding. They spend their time preparing for that day.”

“But for the bride, it seems as if nothing’s changed. She still lives with her family in that tent. She’s still doing her daily chores. Her surroundings are the same. Her life is the same. She’s married, but what’s changed?”
“She’s changed,” he said. “She is now the calah!”
“I don’t understand.”

“Two thousand years ago the Bridegroom journeyed to the house of the bride, God journeyed to this world, to our house, to our lives. And, likewise, it was to make a covenant. According to the mystery, the bridegroom must leave the bride’s house and return home. So Messiah then left this world to return to His dwelling place. So these now are the days of the separation. The Groom now dwells in His house, heaven. And the bride dwells in her house, this world. So we, the bride, now dwell in this house, this world. So you, in your life, still dwell in the same tent. That which is around you still looks the same and feels the same. Your life, your circumstances may look unchanged. But something very big has changed . . . you . . . not the tent . . . not the world around you . . . but you. And thus you are no longer of the world. You belong to the Bridegroom. You’re free. You’re the calah!”

The Mission: Live this day as the bride in the tent—as one no longer bound by your circumstances, but belonging to the Bridegroom—free of this world.

John 17:9–18; 2 Corinthians 11:12; 1 Peter 2:11–12”

“THE MYSTERY OF SUMMER

THE DAY WAS hot and marked by the gusts of scorching desert wind. We were sitting on a hill overlooking a field that belonged to one of the agricultural settlements. It was now filled with laborers harvesting its grain.

“The age has unfolded,” said the teacher, “according to the mystery of the Hebrew calendar, with each prophetic event foreshadowed by a Hebrew holy day. But where in the age are we now?”

“Where did we leave off?” I asked.

“What was the last of the Hebrew holy days to have already been fulfilled?”

“Shavuot, the Feast of Pentecost.”

“So then, if we want to know where we are in the age, we have to look at what took place in the Hebrew year after Shavuot, Pentecost. At the end of Shavuot, the Hebrews went out from Jerusalem to their fields and vineyards to reap the long summer harvest. They would labor throughout the summer months until the return of the holy days in autumn. They would then finish the harvest and return again to gather before the Lord in Jerusalem.”

“So if Pentecost, Shavuot, was the last holy day to be fulfilled, then . . .”

“Then now is the summer of the age, now is the time of the summer harvest. Just as Shavuot was the time of going forth from Jerusalem out to the fields of harvest, so it was on Shavuot, Pentecost, two thousand years ago, that the apostles went forth from Jerusalem to bring salvation to the ends of the earth. The field is the world . . . the season is the age . . . and the harvest is salvation, the gathering in of new life. And what did Messiah say of the present age?”

“He said that now was the time of the harvest . . . the time to go out and reap.”

“And did you know that in Hebrew the word for harvest, kayitz, also means the summer? So we are now in the summer of the age, the summer harvest. And that means that your primary goal must be to reap eternal life, to spread the word of salvation, to go out into world and save the lost. Make that your aim. For the days of the harvest are numbered. And the time to reap new life and save the lost comes only once. Therefore, go out and reap all you can in the time you have . . . until we all appear in Jerusalem . . . at summer’s end.”

The Mission: It is the summer of the age. Make it your aim this day to reap the harvest all around you. Bring forth salvation and bring in eternal life.

Proverbs 10:5; John 4:35–36; Matthew 9:37–38

“THE ALPHA OMEGA MAN

WE WERE SITTING on the sandy plain just beyond the school grounds. Using a wooden stick, the teacher began drawing symbols in the sand. The first appeared to be the capital letter A. The second looked something like a horseshoe.

“In Isaiah 44,” he said, “it is written, ‘I am the First and the Last. Apart from me there is no God.’ God is the First of existence and the Last. And this,” he said, pointing to the first symbol, “is the Alpha, the first letter of the Greek alphabet. And this,” he said, pointing to the second, “is the last letter of the Greek alphabet, the Omega. These are the symbols of God. God is the Alpha, the Beginning of all things, and the Omega, the End of all things . . . the Alpha and the Omega, the source of all existence . . . and its object. So, in the last chapter of the last book of the Bible, the Book of Revelation, it is written, ‘I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End, the First and the Last.’”

“As in Isaiah,” I said.

“Yes, but in the Book of Revelation the words are specifically referring to Messiah. He is the Beginning and the End, the First and the Last, the Alpha and Omega.”

“I guess He’d have to be.”

“So what would happen if the Alpha and Omega came into the world?”

“He would become the Alpha and the Omega of the world?”

“He would become the Alpha and Omega of history . . . of time. His presence would cause time to divide and history to split in two. He would become the Omega, the End, of one age, and the Alpha, the Beginning, of the other . . . BC and AD . . . the Omega of BC and the Alpha of AD. He becomes the Alpha and Omega of history . . . and the Alpha and Omega of all who find Him. He divides, in the same way, the history of our lives. He becomes the Omega, the End, of our lives, our BC . . . and the Alpha, the Beginning, the new beginning of our AD . . . the new birth.”

The teacher then drew a line in the sand joining the Alpha and the Omega. “All time proceeds from the Alpha to the Omega. So the secret is . . . receive each moment of your life from Him the Alpha . . . and live each moment to Him the Omega. For He is the Alpha and Omega of existence . . . and the Alpha and the Omega . . . of you.”

The Mission: This day make Him your Alpha. Receive every moment from Him. And live every moment to Him as your Omega.

Isaiah 44:6; Revelation 22:13
Excerpt From: Jonathan Cahn. “The Book of Mysteries.” iBooks. https://itun.es/us/v7hZdb.l

The Connection Between the Beast and the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil…The Fall of Mankind…

Understanding the Doom of the Dragon, the “Beast” (Key Point: Symbolism…the mind of God…) and the False Prophet…(One World Religion-Radical Islam)

I would like to welcome all of you to this seminar, entitled, “The Beast: The Summary of The Seven Heads and Ten Horns.” This seminar is derived from the five-part seminar series “The Rising of The Beast Out of The Sea,” and is designed to give you a complete overview of the beast in Revelation, Chapter 13, verse 1, which reads:

And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.

This is one Scripture that will leave you mystified, if you don’t understand all of its symbolism in totality. (Key Point: “We have believed all kinds of things when it comes to this beast…”) Some of us may even be looking to see something like a big red dragon with wings and a serpent’s tongue, scales like a lizard, and claws like an eagle coming up out of the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. Well, today, we are here, once and for all, to dispel all false theories, and to reveal the truth of what this really means: from His rise out of the sea, seven heads, ten horns, and ten crowns, right down to the very names of blasphemy that are upon his heads.

 

Let us begin our journey through this Scripture with the phrase, “…and saw a beast rise up out of the sea (lake)….” In this phrase, we received a shocking revelation. We found that the word sea (s-e-a) derived from the word see (s-e-e-). As we studied this word from its etymological rendition, we found that the sea, from which the beast would rise up out of, is actually the See of Rome or the Roman Catholic Church….(Think About It for a minute…How do we connect the religion of Islam with churches that have been corrupted? not only the Roman Catholic Church, but ALL churches…)

Key Point: Other convincing documentation from our research of the word “sea” proved, beyond a reasonable doubt, that the rise of the beast out of the sea is all about establishing a one world religion-Islam….How might you envision this beast rising up out of the sea or lake?

And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast…

The word worship means “to take part in religious services.” Accordingly, we received the knowledge that those who take part in the religious services of the dragon are, indeed, worshippers of the “anti- christ.” So, our question was, Who is the dragon? The word dragon was defined as a mythical monster. When we broke down the words mythical and monster, we learned that the dragon is the supreme head of the One World Religion that claims to promote peace but is sheer deception and the worst of abominations to God and His Son…Note: Who have been crucified by this beast and who His Son has battled this entire time…”IF” he were here on earth…

 

Within the phrase, “…and ten horns…,” was identified a crucial event that shall usher in the New World Order. This crucial event that is forthcoming will be the turning point, and will result in a grave consequence: “a time of Great Trouble.”

We also went to (Key Reference) Mark, Chapter 13, verse 19: 12

 

For in those days shall be affliction, such as was not from the beginning of the creation which God, , created unto this time, neither shall be.

 

After this, we were left with no choice but to closely examine the phrase, “…and upon his horns ten crowns….” In this phrase, we found that horns has a total different meaning than that of the “ten horns.” Horns, in this phrase, disclosed to us that President George W. Bush is concerned with a group of nations (An Entity)/ (or leaders/heads of different nations) that are in the same area (Think about it…The Best Way to conceal the identity of the beast would be for it to exist the place you would least expect it…US soil possibly..,) and he shall take on an aggressive attitude against them, and shall even go to war with them. To understand why he is going to war with a group of nations that are in the same area, we examined his “aggressive” attitude.

 

The answer as to why we should not be afraid of their terror, neither be troubled as we suffer for righteousness’ sake is found in Romans, Chapter 8, verses 17 and 18:

And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint- heirs with Christ, ; if so be that we suffer with Him, that we may be also glorified together. If we suffer with , we shall also be glorified with Him. Continue with Verse 18:

 

For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.

The suffering, pain, distress, injury, and loss that we shall undergo, endure, and be subjected to in this present time is not even worthy enough to be compared to the GLORY which shall reveal in us.

We found out that upon his heads, which are the top officials of the FBI, Department of Justice, and the CIA–John Ashcroft, George J. Tenet, Condoleezza Rice, Dick Cheney, Colin Powell, and Donald Rumsfeld–could they have been forced to to publish inaccurate news about us; to generate false reports, create made up videotapes, and develop fake photographs of us. ( Money and Power….Remove it and what do you have?) 

 

When we reveal to the world the handwriting on the wall (which we are already doing on the Internet), it served as a sign to President George W. Bush that his kingdom is just about FINISHED. Quite frankly, no one wanted to be persuaded that the end of  the kingdom is at hand, and neither does anyone want us to persuade the masses with our overwhelming evidence of truth about America as written in the Holy Bible.

Even more, regardless of the evil reports, made up videotapes, and fake photographs that shall be manipulated, using high technology and sophisticated computerization, to portray us as evil, has reserved those of us who truly belong to Him to not be moved by this slander campaign (Signs and Wonders). For we–the true followers of Christ- know that this slander campaign is not worthy neither can it be compared to the “glory” that shall be revealed in us…”We” who have remained true until the end…the called and the chosen…

This concludes our overview of Revelation, Chapter 13, verse 1. I hope that this has given everyone a broad overview of the events that are SOON to come upon us. And I pray that we will all be strong and courageous to stand against what is ahead. May the Holy Spirit be upon all of us to direct us, bless us, and keep us. Shalom…

You see, the Son of God, was called and chosen to be the one who would reveal all of this information and the identity of the monstrous entity that has deceived the entire world…

Key Note: The Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil…Could we combine this reference to the beast to the fall of mankind? Could we use the color code to help us identify the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil? Religious affiliation in our MODERN world…

Think about it like this…What color was Kryptonite? and what effect did it have upon Superman? The Savior of the World? There was a Brilliant mind behind it all…

Pay Attention: (End Times Prophecy)

Revelation 2:13

“I know thy works, and where thou dwellest, even where Satan’s seat is: and thou holdest fast my name, and hast not denied my faith, even in those days wherein Antipas was my faithful martyr, who was slain among you, where Satan dwelt…”

(Jesus understands this entity better than anyone because he has experienced it during his crucifixion…)

Key Reference: “The Harbinger”  by Jonathan Cahn:

Chapter 13-The Ninth Harbinger: The Prophecy…(Page 114…)

Chapter 16: The Uprooted (Page 145…)

Chapter 21: Eternity (Page 226…)

Chapter 22: The Last Seal (Page 238…)

Revelation 21:5

“And he that sat upon the thrones said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write, for these words are TRUE and FAITHFUL…”

 

 

Cutting Down the Deception…A Monstrous Power

Truth Revealed By God

Chapter: Chief Shepherd (Pages 88-92)

READ Revelation 3:7-8. And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write: He who is holy, who is true, who has the key of David, who opens and no one will shut, and who shuts and no one opens, says this: I know your deeds. Behold, I have put before you an open door which no one can shut, because you have a little power, and have kept My word, and have not denied My name (NASB).

READ 2 Thessalonians 2:10-12. …and with all the deception of wickedness for those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth as to be saved. And for this reason God will send upon them a deluding influence so that they might believe what is false, in order that they may all be judged who did not believe the truth, but took pleasure in wickedness (NASB).

 

READ Ezekiel 1:4-10. And as I looked, behold a storm wind was coming from the north, a great cloud with fire flashing forth continually and a bright light around it, and in its midst something like glowing metal in the midst of the fire. And within it were four figures resem- bling four living beings. And this was their appearance: they had human form. Each of them had four faces and four wings. And their legs were straight and their feet were like a calf’s hoof, and they gleamed like burnished bronze. Under their wings on their four sides were human hands. As for the faces and wings of the four of them, their wings touched one another, their faces did not turn when they moved, each went straight forward. As for the form of their faces, each had the face of a man, all four had the face of a lion on the right and the face of a bull on the left, and all four had the face of an eagle (NASB).

 

READ Isaiah 14:12-15. How you have fallen from heaven, O star of the morning, son of the dawn! You have been cut down to the earth, you who have weakened the nations! But you said in your heart, I will ascend to heaven; I will raise my throne above the stars of God and I will sit on the mount of the assembly in the recesses of the north. I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most High (NASB).

 

DEVOTIONAL

As we read these scriptures, we come to recognize that He, who holds the key to David, is the one who has access to the kingdom of God. This is the gate for the sheep and the entrance to our new life with Christ as our King. For He is the offspring of David and the Bright Morning Star. For those who believe in His name, there is salvation and glory awaiting them. God also tests those that have denied His Son and does not distribute clarity but allows them to believe in false religion. For these are those who shared in evil works and acts of deception!

 

 In Ezekiel, we see where God paints a picture for us to recognize His absolute authority and His creation. This image portrays the power of God and how He can create the most powerful of beings. I believe that this image also connects us to the New Jerusalem and Jesus. In Isaiah, we see where God has made it clear what happened during the fall of Satan or Lucifer. He deceived the nations and brought chaos as opposed to peace and truth. He also beheld himself above the Holy angels which have the power to save and protect God’s chosen people. We must be aware of false prophets and those that wish to destroy, as the son of the dawn is the son of destruction. Remember that the son of the dawn has been in control up until this point, but now it is time for Jesus to take over all things and to conquer the great destroyer and deceiver.

 

God’s Secret: Disclosing God’s Hidden Truths of the Bible

Chapter: Lord Of Glory (Pages 36…-“37”)

READ Mark 13:24-29:

But in those days, after that tribulation, the Sun will be darkened and the moon will not give its light, and the stars will be falling from heaven, and the powers that are in the heavens will be shaken. And then they will see the Son of Man coming in the clouds with great power and glory. And then He will send forth the angels, and will gather together His elect from the four winds, from the farthest end of the earth, to the farthest end of heaven. Now learn the parable from the fig tree: when its branch has already become tender, and puts forth its leaves, you know that summer is near. Even so, you too, when you see these things happening, recognize that He is near, right at the door. (J.NLT)

 

DEVOTIONAL

“The truth that Jesus brings cuts through all literature and determines the course of this world. The truth that will be revealed at his coming will be more powerful than any earthly individual. (Key point) It will be hard for many to hear, but a saving grace for all of those who have followed God and put their trust in Him. It is important to not be divided, but to become one body united in Christ. Do away with all false literature and focus on the truth. Look for the wisdom that Jesus brings.”