The Scriptural New Moon!

“And Elohim said, “Let lights come to be in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night, and let them be for signs and appointed times, and for days and years, and let them be for lights in the expanse of the heavens to give light on the earth.” And it came to be so. And Elohim made two great lights: the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night, and the stars.  And Elohim set them in the expanse of the heavens to give light on the earth, and to rule over the day and over the night, and to separate the light from the darkness. And Elohim saw that it was good. And there came to be evening and there came to be morning, the fourth day.” ~Genesis 1:14-19

What word grabs your attention in Genesis 1:14-19?

Yes, you got it: LIGHT!

It is important to understand that the Creator put the LIGHTS
in the expanse of the heavens for:
1. Signs
2. Appointed Times
3. Days
4. Years

Obviously Signs are meant to be Seen!
The Greater Light (sun) governs the day.
The Lesser Light (moon) governs the night.

To Him who made great lights,
For His kindness is everlasting;
The sun to rule by day,
For His kindness is everlasting;
The moon and stars to rule by night,
For His kindness is everlasting. ~Psalm 136:7-9

The Appointed Times refer to the Creator’s Calendar. (Leviticus 23)
In many ways the sun and moon are like the 2 hands on clock determining the timing of different events on His Calendar.

One of those scheduled events are the New Moons!

“And in the day of your gladness, and in your appointed times, and at the beginning of your months, you shall blow the trumpets over your burnt offerings and over your peace offerings. And they shall be a remembrance for you before your Elohim. I am יהוה your Elohim.” ~Numbers 10:10

To better understand New Moons we should look closer at a few words that are in association with it.

First off, the Hebrew word for moon is yarach ירח Strong’s #H3394 and is used about 26 times and is the literal word for moon, but it can also refer to a “month” as well.

The Hebrew expression for New Moon or the Head of the Month is Rosh Chodesh or Rosh Chodeshim if referring to the Head of Month(s).  As is the case in Exodus 12:1, 2:

“And יהוה spoke to Mosheh and to Aharon in the land of Mitsrayim, saying,“This month (Chodesh) is the beginning of months (Rosh Chodeshim) for you, it is the first month (Chodesh) of the year for you.” ~Exodus 12:1, 2

Rosh is Strong #H7218 ראש = head, chief, top, or beginning
It is also interesting to look at the meaning of each Hebrew letter that makes up Rosh:

ר = head
א = ox, strength, first
ש = teeth, fire (the shin literally look like “teeth of fire”)

We can also see the word “ash” אש which means “fire” contained within the word Rosh ראש.

We can see from the word Rosh that it could be represented as the:
Head – First – Fire, or the Beginning of Fire (fire obliviously produces light)

Chodesh Strongs #H2320 חדש = Month, New Moon
Chodesh comes from the root Chadash Strong’s #H2318 חדש = Renew, Repair, Refresh
Check out how the Lexicon describes Chadash:

The fuller meaning of Rosh Chodesh (New Moon):
The Beginning of the fire, the renewal of light, as a sharply polished splendid sword!

Many are unaware that the moon is the faithful witness in the sky that points to something much greater than often perceived:

I will not violate My covenant, nor alter the word that has gone out of My lips. Once I have sworn by My set-apart-ness, I will not lie to David: His seed shall endure throughout the ages, and his throne as the sun before Me. It shall be established throughout the ages like the moon, like the faithful witness in the sky. Selah.” ~Psalms 89:34-37

The New Moon literally points to the GOOD NEWS!

The moon witnesses to the birth, death, and resurrection of יהושע Messiah!
(More on this later)

There is a LOT of historical information on the “sighting of the New Moon”, for the sake of time I’ll just list a few below:

1. The Temple Institute
2. The Sanhedrin Committee
3. Book of Enoch “And on the first day she is called the new moon, for on that day the light rises upon her.”

Also Philo who was a prominent Jewish leader who lived in Alexandria from about 20 B.C.E. to about 50 C.E. and was a contemporary of both יהושע the Messiah and Paul.  In his Treatise on the Special Laws, Book II, XI (41), Philo discusses the Scriptural observances. Note how he describes the new moon:
“[It] is that which comes after the conjunction, which… [is] the day of the new moon in each month.” In his detailed discussion of the new moon, Philo describes what constitutes a new moon: “…at the time of the new moon, the sun begins to illuminate the moon with a light which is visible to the outward senses, and then she displays her own beauty to the beholders.

Determining the Hebrew Month
A Hebrew Month begins at the moment of sunset the evening the moon’s crescent first becomes potentially visible to the naked eye in Jerusalem, assuming ideal sighting conditions without smog, haze or clouds.

A great tool” for determining Hebrew Months past, present, and future can be found by clicking on the picture below:


The Return of the Prodigal Son

15 “And he went and joined himself to one
of the citizens of that country, and he sent
him to his fields to feed pigs.
16 “And he was longing to fill his stomach
with the pods which the pigs were eating,
and no one gave to him.
17 “But having come to himself, he said,
‘How many of my father’s hired servants
have bread enough and to spare, and I am
perishing with hunger!
18 ‘Having risen, I shall go to my father
and say to him, “Father, I have sinned
against the heaven, and before you,
~Luke 15:15-18

…In these LAST DAYS the Prodigal Son is starting to “come to his senses” and “having Risen” wants to “Return” to his FATHER’s HOUSE!

 

Leaving Babylon Series (Part 1 – Part 5)

Brother Todd Bennett gives some great
insights for those “Leaving Babylon”. . .

Enjoy and Shabbat Shalom!!

Part 1
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B50AEtKuys4

Part 2
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hqt3bcENiUY

Part 3
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y7aztQVemGU

Part 4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_JwUp-SwyU

Part 5
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TCLbcKo7dz0

 

Thyroid – The Canary in the Coal Mine

The Thyroid is the spark plug for energy production it controls the rate of energy production, maintains body temperature, helps regulate children’s growth, and profoundly affects brain chemistry, influencing moods and emotions.

When it comes to your health

How is your Canary doing?

Note: Often times hypothyroidism is caused by an autoimmune disorder called has Hashimoto’s disease, in which the immune system attacks and destroys thyroid gland tissue.

Do you suffer from a number of the symptoms above?

If So, DON’T WASTE ANOTHER DAY feeling lousy…

Click on the picture below to Restore Your Health TODAY!

 

A Sabbath Parable and Prophecy for the LAST DAYS!

Luke 15:8-10
8 “Or what woman, having ten silver coins, if she loses one coin, does not light a lamp and sweep the house, and seek diligently till she finds it?
9 “And having found it, she calls friends and neighbours together, saying, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found the coin which I lost!’
10 “I say to you, in the same way there is joy in the presence of the messengers of Elohim over one sinner repenting.”

The Woman = Yisrael

The Woman had 10 coins, but lost one coin…

Ten Silver Coins = The Ten Commandments (Words)

“The Words of  יהוה are clean Words, Silver tried in a furnace of earth,
Refined seven times.” ~Psalm 12:6

“And He made known to you His covenant which He commanded you to do, the Ten Words, and He wrote them on two tablets of stone. ~Deuteronomy 4:13

The Ten Words:
1. ‘I am  יהוה your Elohim who brought you out of the land of Mitsrayim, out of the house of bondage. ‘You have no other mighty ones against My face. ~Deuteronomy 5:6, 7

2. ‘You do not make for yourself a carved image, any likeness of which is in the heavens above, or which is in the earth beneath, or which is in the waters under the earth, you do not bow down to them nor serve them. For I,  יהוה your Elohim, am a jealous El, visiting the crookedness of the fathers upon the children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate Me, but showing kindness to thousands, to those who love Me and guard My commands. ~Deuteronomy 5:8-10

3. ‘You do not bring the Name of יהוה your Elohim to naught, for יהוה does not leave him unpunished who brings His Name to naught.
~Deuteronomy 5:11

4. ‘Guard the Sabbath day, to set it apart, as  your Elohim commanded you. ‘Six days you labour, and shall do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath of יהוה your Elohim. You do not do any work – you, nor your son, nor your daughter, nor your male servant, nor your female servant, nor your ox, nor your donkey, nor any of your cattle, nor your stranger who is within your gates, so that your male servant and your female servant rest as you do. ‘And you shall remember that you were a slave in the land of Mitsrayim, and that יהוה your Elohim brought you out from there by a strong hand and by an outstretched arm. Therefore יהוה your Elohim commanded you to observe the Sabbath day.
~Deuteronomy 5:12-15

5. ‘Respect your father and your mother, as יהוה your Elohim has commanded you, so that your days are prolonged, and so that it is well with you on the soil which יהוה your Elohim is giving you.
~Deuteronomy 5:16

6.
‘You do not murder. ~Deuteronomy 5:17

7.
‘You do not commit adultery. ~Deuteronomy 5:18

8.
‘You do not steal. ~Deuteronomy 5:19

9. ‘You do not bear false witness against your neighbour.
~Deuteronomy 5:20

10 ‘You do not covet your neighbour’s wife, nor do you desire your neighbour’s house, his field, nor his male servant, nor his female servant, his ox, nor his donkey, or whatever belongs to your neighbour.’ ~Deuteronomy 5:21

…Yisrael through disobedience and disbelief LOST the Sabbath!

יהוה has been like an enemy. He has swallowed up Yisrael, He has swallowed up all her palaces, He has destroyed her strongholds.
And He increases mourning and lamentations in the daughter of Yahudah. He has demolished His booth like a garden, He has destroyed His place of meeting.  יהוה has made the appointed times and Sabbaths To be forgotten in Tsiyon, And despises sovereign and priest In His raging displeasure. ~Lamentations 2:5,6

But in these LAST DAYS…many of scattered Yisrael are awaking up and starting to RETURN to יהוה!

Check out this prophecy from Deuteronomy 4:27-31:

27“And יהוה shall scatter you among the peoples, and you shall be left few in number among the gentiles where יהוה drives you.
28 “And there you shall serve mighty ones, the work of men’s hands, wood and stone, which neither see nor hear nor eat nor smell.
29 “But from there you shall seek יהוה your Elohim, and shall find, when you search for Him with all your heart and with all your being.
30“In your distress, when all these words shall come upon you in the latter days, then you shall return to יהוה your Elohim and shall obey His voice.
31“For יהוה your Elohim is a compassionate El, He does not forsake you, nor destroy you, nor forget the covenant of your fathers which He swore to them.

YOU SHALL SEEK…YOU SHALL FIND WHEN YOU SEARCH FOR HIM WITH ALL YOUR HEART AND WITH ALL YOUR BEING!!!

Let’s look at verse 30 again:
30“In your distress, when all these words shall come upon you in the latter days, then you shall RETURN to יהוה your Elohim and shall obey His voice.

In the Hebrew:
בצר לך ומצאוך כל הדברים האלה באחרית הימים ושבת עד־יהוה אלהיך ושמעת בקלו׃

The word RETURN in the Hebrew is normally Shub שוב Strong’s #H7725, spelled: shin-waw-bet.

However in verse 30 the word is spelled: waw-shin-bet-taw

Shin-bet-taw שבת, any guesses what that spells?

That’s right SHABBAT!

In your distress, when all these words shall come upon you in the latter days, then you shall RETURN (SHABBAT) to יהוה your Elohim and shall obey His voice.”

In THESE LAST DAYS, many are seeking and finding…The Truth:
יהושע Messiah and His Words!  Let’s rejoice with those who have found His-Sabbath-Rest !

“And having found it, she calls friends and neighbours together, saying, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found the coin which I lost!’
“I say to you, in the same way there is joy in the presence of the messengers of Elohim over one sinner repenting.”

It’s Time for many more to RETURN (REPENT) back to יהוה and His Ways – and Find Rest for their beings!

Shabbat Shalom!

In your distress, when all these words shall come upon you in the latter days, then you shall RETURN (SHABBAT) to יהוה your Elohim and shall obey His voice.” ~Deuteronomy 4:30

Health and Healing 101: Shema! (Hear & Obey His Voice)

Obedience = Blessings, Health, and Life

“And He said, “If you diligently obey the voice of יהוה your Elohim and do what is right in His eyes, and shall listen to His commands and shall guard all His laws, I shall bring on you none of the diseases I brought on the Mitsrites, for I am יהוה who heals you.” ~Exodus 15:26

Disobedience (Sin) = Curses, Dis-eases, and Death

“And it shall be, if you do not obey the voice of יהוה your Elohim, to guard to do all His commands and His laws which I command you today, that all these curses shall come upon you and overtake you: . . .

יהוה smites you with wasting disease, and with inflammation, and with burning, and with extreme heat, and with the sword, and with blight, and with mildew.  And they shall pursue you until you perish. . .

יהוה shall smite you with the boils of Mitsrayim, with tumours, with the scab, and with the itch, from which you are unable to be healed.” ~Deuteronomy 28:15, 22, 27

‘See now that I, I am He,
And there is no Elohim besides Me.
I put to death and I make alive.
I have wounded, and I heal.
And from My hand no one delivers!
~Deuteronomy 32:39

Did you know we “get paid” when we sin?

“For the wages of sin is death…” ~Romans 6:23a

“Have I any pleasure in the death of the wrong?” declares the Master יהוה. “Is it not that he should turn from his ways, and live?”
~Ezekiel 18:23

יהוה is not slow in regard to the promise, as some count slowness, but is patient toward us, not wishing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.” ~2 Peter 3:9

TRUE REPENTANCE IS TURNING BACK TO יהוה AND GRABBING AHOLD OF HIS TORAH!

TRUE HEALING STARTS WITH TRUE REPENTANCE!

“AND SEE
, a woman who had a flow blood for twelve years came from behind and touched the tzitzit  of His garment. “For she said to herself, “If I only touch His garment, I shall be healed.” But יהושע turned, and when He saw her He said, “Take courage, daughter, your belief has healed you.” And the woman was healed from that hour.
~Matthew 9:20-22

Want healing?

Repent & Follow the King!

You Shall Not TRY (Aleph-Taw) YAHUAH Your Elohim

YAHUSHA WAS TRIED BY THE DEVIL

And YAHUSHA answering, said to him, “It has been said, ‘You shall not try יהוה (YAHUAH) your Elohim.” ~Luke 4:12

“Do not try יהוה (YAHUAH) your Elohim as you tried Him in Massah.”
~Deuteronomy 6:16

Deuteronomy 6:16 in the Hebrew:
לא תנסו את־יהוה אלהיכם כאשר נסיתם במסה׃

The identity of the את has been declared from the beginning and will be fully revealed at the end

 

Apostasy = Forsaking Moses (Torah)

Messiah יהושע’s disciples asked him:
“Say to us, when shall this be (the destruction of the temple), and what is the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age?” ~Matthew 24:3b

SIGN OF HIS COMING AND THE END OF THE AGE

And יהושע answering, said to them, “Take heed that no one leads you astray. “For many shall come in My Name, saying, ‘I am the Messiah,’ and they shall lead many astray. ~Matthew 24:4, 5

Interestingly the “MANY” are professing believers in the Messiah and come in His Name, but shall lead many astray.

The Apostle Paul mentioned the same thing in 2 Thessalonians  2:1-4:

“As to the coming of our Master יהושע Messiah and our gathering together to Him, we ask you, brothers, not to become easily unsettled in mind or troubled, either by spirit or by word or by letter, as if from us, as if the day of  יהוה has come.  Let no one deceive you in any way, because the falling away is to come first, and the man of lawlessness is to be revealed, the son of destruction, who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called Elohim or that is worshipped, so that he sits as Elohim in the Dwelling Place of Elohim, showing himself that he is Elohim.”

Let’s focus in on:
“Let no one deceive you in any way, because THE FALLING AWAY IS TO COME FIRST,”

Let’s look closer at “THE FALLING AWAY”:

Strong’s G646 apostasia = forsake, falling away, defection, and apostasy!

What’s Interesting is that Strong’s G646 apostasia is only used twice in the Scriptures and the second usage is quite telling…

So what is the destiny of the MANY apostates, who forsake Moses (Torah), and lead many astray?

MESSIAH’S WORDS
“Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Master, Master,’ shall enter into the reign of the heavens, but he who is doing the desire of My Father in the heavens.MANY shall say to Me in that day, ‘Master, Master, have we not prophesied in Your Name, and cast out demons in Your Name, and done many mighty works in Your Name?’ And then I shall declare to them, ‘I never knew you, depart from Me, you who work lawlessness!’
~Matthew 7:21-23