The Menorah (seven-branched lamp-stand) represents Jews who follow Yeshua (Jesus) and the fish signifies Gentiles who follow Yeshua. Listen to discover from which scripture the early church developed the symbol and what is its prophetic meaning
The Almond trees are blossoming in Israel
The almond tree is blossoming.
The almond his Hebrew means, to be alert, eager and ready. It is always the first tree to blossom in the spring, and now all over Israel, it is a symbol of resurrection life after the winter.
The lampstand with seven branches has Almond buds and flowers on it. The seven branches of the Lampstand represent the seven spirits of God.
The Spirit of the Lord will rest on him—
The Spirit of wisdom and of understanding,
the Spirit of counsel and of might,
The Spirit of the knowledge and fear of the Lord—
3 and he will delight in fear of the Lord.
We light up the world with the light of God when we are alert, eager and ready, and waiting for the Spirit,
Paul, the apostle, said to “earnestly desire the spiritual gifts, especially that you may prophesy”.
The word “Earnestly” is the same word for Almond, so to be the first, to be before all the other trees that blossom, is how to connect to the Spirit of God.
Wheel within a Wheel
This teaching will be deep and intricate but SO essential for you in these days, for your eschatological understanding.
They will be in sequence, so you will need to be sure to follow them in that way, not just dipping
into one you might find more intriguing than another!
You may need to pause the audios at times to study the scriptures and identify mistranslations where appropriate.
A pen and paper will be useful to take notes for later study, too.
I really hope this introduction has whetted your appetite for more and made you eager to search these things with me, in pursuit of truth and understanding of things which have not, up until now, been fully comprehended.
God bless you all in this journey of revelation with me.
Do you want to get deeper into the matter?
Hidden truths of Passover
Hidden Foundational Truths in Passover (Pessach)
This month is the first month of the year! It is the Hebrew month called Nissan.
This is Nissan 14. This evening, at sunset, we celebrate the Evening of Pessach (Erev Pessach) and the 7 days following, called the Feast of Unleavened Bread.
Arduous preparation for Passover starts weeks before the feast because we are instructed to have no leaven in our homes! Everything needs scrupulously examined and cleaned.
It is a huge inconvenience and hard work, since, for 14 days beforehand, you need to stop bringing into your house a wide range of food.
Supermarkets stop selling some of our favorite foods; you would be surprised to know just how much food contains leaven.
You walk into the supermarket and certain ranges of foods are completely covered up. This continues right through the full week of Unleavened Bread following Passover.
Why this deliberate and stringent focus on leaven?….Leaven symbolizes sin, 1 Corinthians 5:8
“Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.”
We must rid ourselves of all sin.
This annual Jewish re-enactment of getting rid of all leaven has brought us a well-learned understanding that sin needs to be removed.
The once-a-year breaking the cycle of leaven (sin), throughout the thousands of years past, is such a necessary understanding in the Jewish mind.
For believers in Yeshua, this is a daily awareness and a daily thankfulness to Him for dealing with sin on our behalf. It’s our responsibility then to be aware of keeping ourselves clean.
“For I am the LORD your God. Consecrate yourselves therefore, and be holy, for I am Holy.”Leviticus 11:44
1 Peter 1:16
2 Corinthians 7:1
…perfect holiness through the fear of God
God gives us visual aids.
If I teach you a truth and show you a picture, you have a much better chance of remembering.
If you act out the truth in a play, you have a thousand times better chance to remember, And, if you act it out every year a million times, you quite simply don’t forget!
When I teach on-site in Israel and you take photos of my visual aids, you get home, look at the pictures, and the teaching will come back to your memory.
Each of the tribes of Israel has a symbol – a picture – a visual aid.
God was so intent that we get a clear, visual picture of this truth. He determined that a violator of the truth was cut off from his people – no inheritance in the land – which means no participation in temple worship, sacrifices etc. that’s how serious He is about sin!
“Seven days shall there be no leaven found in your houses: for whosoever eats that which is leavened, even that soul shall be cut off from the congregation of Israel, whether he be a stranger, or born in the land.”
Mourn and be joyful for Jerusalem Isaiah 66:10
“Rejoice for Jerusalem and be glad for her …rejoice greatly with her, all you who mourn over her.”
Rejoice and mourn at the same time? What does this mean?
Why is the prophet commanding the Gentiles to rejoice and to mourn?
Observing Jerusalem this very day, it is easy to mourn, but how are we to rejoice?
In verse 11 the phrase “…that they may…”, in the Hebrew, is very strong.
It means “…in order that…”; it is a condition with a promise.
This is the promise “…so that you might suck and be satisfied from her consolations; so that you
may delight in the abundance of her glory…” (Verses 11-13)
The future blessings of the Gentile Church are solidly connected to sharing YHWH’s love and burden for Jerusalem.
Jerusalem determines whether one comes into God’s glory and consolation or into his wrath.
Regarding those who aren’t connected to Jerusalem, verse 15 says he comes swiftly, and the slain of YHWH will be many. (Verse 16)
Jerusalem is surely the dividing line of blessings in these last days.
Today, it is easy to focus on the mourning, but what about rejoicing for her?
I know the Lord is about to inject a new and deeper revelation to all of you who really love and mourn for Jerusalem and who partner with YHWH in not resting until this city is full of “Salvation as a burning torch.” (Isaiah 62:1)
The commandment to rejoice with Jerusalem is indescribably deeper than Israel winning a war with Iran, or driving out the Palestinian terrorists, who lust for her destruction.
It is much more than that Israel should gain all the territory promised to Abraham, or even that Jerusalem becomes the head of the nations, with Yeshua, Himself, ruling physically from His chosen City.
It is about an amazing glory and consolation that is predestined for this city!
YHWH is now calling Gentiles to get a vision of this glory and partner with the Great Creator, in order, with Him, to bring His great plan into reality.
Born from Above (Begotten)
It is very important to listen to this intro before starting the “Born from Above” sub series.
After listening to the audio above, please proceed to the next three lessons.
Also, the whole introduction is transcripted below if you would like to read while you are listening!
Transcript of Intro:
This is an introduction for the lessons on Being Born From Above. It also serves as an overall introduction. One thing I have learned during my extensive experiences of guiding tour groups for a long time (and I have guided Muslims and Christians, as well as people from one extreme to another of Christianity), is that when you present someone with a new truth, which undoubtedly is a truth, quite often the first reaction of the person is to attack you. Usually they think later as it settles in, but believe me it has happened many times.
So, usually I warn people ahead of time, and I say “Look, you know, I am saying some things here that are going to be new to you… And if you have any holy cows, (because most of us do), put them in the back paddock. And especially if they are old bulls, they are slightly more dangerous than the cows.”
So, as I said before, the Words of God have been entrusted to the Jewish People. This is a calling which is irrevocable. God clearly states in the Word that we are all equal, Jew and Gentile, but then Paul says: “Well, what advantage is there of being a Jew?” He further states that the Jews are entrusted with the Words of God. That’s an advantage, but it doesn’t mean we are not equal. Look at a man and his wife. They are supposed to complement one another. For example where there is two, they are supposed to be gifted in different areas, so that they can help one another in each of their blind spots. And it is the same when you hear two people singing a duet, its beautiful, because they have different types of voices and when they’re singing together in harmony there is a real beauty about it.
And if you listen to my teaching on the five stones, David killed Goliath with one stone, but he took 5 stones from the river. During this teaching, I am referring to Jesus being our foundation stone, but the cornerstone is Jew and Gentile, and we complement one another. For a Gentile not to listen to a Jew, is equivalent to a man not listening to his wife. Just implying that you are totally irrelevant, you know every I’m the boss, and you’ve got nothing to contribute. But of course, Gentiles have got something to give us as well.
For thirty years now, I have struggled with the English Translation of the Bible, and that what I teach on being born from above, is a fact. You know the word “again” in “being born again” is just not in the New testament. The translators have put it in. So, I am coming to give you the indisputable truth. If you go back to the original languages, it’s just not there. So what are you going to do; how are you going to interpret the truth?
That’s a different matter. What’s your interpretation on it? For instance, the central part of Jesus’ teaching is that if you try to save your soul, you will lose it and if you lose your soul, you’ll save it. But the modern translations have put the word “life” in instead of “soul”. This is very dangerous. It makes it out that this central part of Jesus teaching, is only relevant for martyrs who get killed, and then they go to heaven afterwards. But it’s the soul and not your life, and it’s a process. This is the only teaching of Jesus which are recorded four times; Matthew records it twice, Mark once, Luke twice, and John once. But it is mentioned 6 times in 4 different places. There is absolutely no other equivalent when Jesus says: If you save your soul, you lose it, you’ve got to take up the cross. That’s the central part of our gospel, so we are receiving the goal of our faith and the salvation of our souls.
Let’s just look at the word “soul”. It appears in the King James Bible 753 times, but it is translated “life” when it shouldn’t be 117 times. This one word “nefesh” in Hebrew is translated “person” when it shouldn’t, 29 times. It’s translated “mind” 15 times when it shouldn’t. There is a difference between mind and soul in Hebrew. It’s translated “heart” 15 times when it shouldn’t be. This is the King James Version. It’s translated “appetite” twice and it is translated “themselves” 3 times. It’s further translated as “desire” 4 times, and “dead” 5 times.
In the first 10 chapters of Genesis, the word “the”, in English is put in when it shouldn’t 256 times. And believe me, you can go in some of the places and it changes the whole meaning of the scriptures by adding the word “the”. So, we can do it together.
When you listen to these teachings, in Part One, I focus on the “seed” as being born from above. In the second teaching, I focus on the word “born”, which really should have been translated “begat,” because the Western mind refers it to a mother. One of the questions that comes up is your eternal security, saved or once saved always saved. We have to take all the scriptures into context. I am teaching that being born from above is a process. And straight away people think well you know, how much of a process does there need to be for me? Which is a genuine question. But one thing is for sure, if you think that by just receiving the Holy Spirit and having a born again experience, is your gateway to heaven, then THAT is totally out of context with a whole lot of other scriptures. It’s a process for us to go deeper. When we abandon one idea and go to another, it creates new questions all the time. But, we have to run with the truth, and we’ve got to love the truth. And I am not getting into the issue “once saved always saved”, because it is not an issue with me. I just live and preach the gospel which I try to live everyday.
Ok, so people relate salvation to the born again experience, that’s not true for a start. Because, if you read the book of John, whenever he says, “Born Again” he refers to eternal life, not to salvation. Being born from above, or the wrong translation born again is never, ever-ever connected to the word salvation. But, today contemporary Christianity has wrongly connected them. I am going to teach salvation in another part in another lesson and there you will see that salvation isn’t eternal life. It isn’t your eternal security. It is something that happens here on earth. It is your “azozo”, it’s your being made whole, it’s your being disconnected from the world, but it is not eternal life. Salvation is focusing on something that happens to you here on this earth.
Also in the book of John it says that believing in Jesus is enough. Well, in Greek it says to believe into Him. It is not believing on Him. Imagine a circle, believing on it is just believing that Jesus is the Son of God. It is not enough. He says you have to believe into me. We have to put on Christ. So, you might say, “Well, how much of a process do I have to go through?” Mmmm that is not the question at the moment. The first stage is just to bring to your understanding that it is a process. And, as I said before, this is in total harmony with all the other scriptures. The once born again and saved and always saved is out of context with other scriptures. You will find this especially in John chapter 12, if you love your soul, you lose it, and if you hate your soul you will keep it “into” eternal life. The key to eternal life is actually bearing the cross daily and losing your soul life.
I am going to explain this process more in the Third Lesson of the series about being born from above or being fathered from above. It is something to chew over. And as I said before, there indisputable truth is that there is no such thing scripturally as being born again as a one-time experience: “boom.” There’s no such thing as it. But, I will explain that as we go on. We receive the Holy Spirit, yes… we have that experience, yes… but, we’ve got to interpret it the right way with the scriptures. And we will do this, so just please have patience with these next three lessons in particular.
God bless you all with the truth, and let us love the truth… so that God himself doesn’t send us a “delusion” as it says in Thessalonians. The key to one of the safeguards against deception is to embrace the truth. Sometimes you have to embrace what you don’t know and put on the shelf what you do know. You know, I still have questions that are unanswered, and so do you… but, we hold on to what we do know and gradually, like a snowball, the truth accumulates and accumulates.
Halleluyah! Thank you! Enjoy the lessons in the Name of Yeshua. Amen!
Leaves for healing of the nations
The Leaves are for Healing of the Nations, Revelation 22:2
“In the midst of its street and of the city, on this side and that side of the river, was a tree if life producing twelve fruits: according to one month each yielding its fruit. And the leaves of the tree were for healing of the nations.”
Understanding this verse brings us back to the absolute foundational principle of our faith…the sacrifice of Jesus (Yeshua) on the cross.
This truth should govern us every day of our lives. Understanding and applying the truth of this verse is the very key to healing and complete wholeness in our lives.
” …the leaves are for healing the nations…”
Understanding this verse brings us back to the foundational principles of the centrality of the cross
Understanding this verse brings us another key to understanding the book of Revelation.
To impart the incredible truth behind this verse, I need to lay a foundation of teaching.
I will teach on these three subjects first:
1. The righteous ‘branch’ (the correct translation is a righteous ‘plant’), promised five times in the word of God. Jeremiah 23:5, 33:15, Is 4:2, Zechariah 3:8 and 6:12
2. The dominant colours of the Tent of Meeting (Tabernacle of Moses) Red, Blue, Purple, and linen.
3. Is the New Jerusalem an actual place?
Following these three teachings,, I will refer to the teachings of Yeshua and Paul, the apostle, and connect the revealed truth back to our verse in Revelation “…the leaves are for healing of the nations”
Stay with me…it’s a stunning revelation!
Tribulation Friend or Foe
“I John, who also am your brother, and companion in tribulation, and in the kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ.” Rev 1:9
In the New Testament, we are taught to glory (to boast in) only two things. The cross and tribulation. The cross isn’t effective without tribulation and tribulation doesn’t work without the cross.
What does tribulation mean and how should it be applied to our daily walk?
Find out by listening to the audio.
Phylacteries, Tzitzit… today at the Wailing Wall
Avner, Omri, Yahav and I at the Western Wall today
1. “And it shall be to you as a sign upon your hand and as a memorial between your eyes so that the Tora of YHWH may be in your mouth because with a strong hand YHWH brought you out of Egypt.” (Exod. 13:9)
2. “And it shall be to you as a sign upon your hand and as frontlets between your eyes because with a strong hand YHWH brought us out of Egypt.” (Exod. 13:16)
3. “And you shall bind them as a sign upon your hand and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes.” (Deut. 6:8)
4. “And you shall place these words upon your hearts and upon your souls and you shall bind them as a sign upon your hands and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes.” (Deut. 11:18)
(Note: Exod. 13:9 has zikkaron, “memorial”, instead of “frontlets”.)
Thus both the head and hand phylacteries contain four passages from Scripture which include these verses: Exod. 13:1-10, 11-16; Deut. 6:4- 9; 11:13-21
We are commanded to wear them. Why? and is the commandment to wear them applicable today? What can it teach us today? In coming lessons and blogs.
Biblical Feast in Israel 4th September
Our New Year is coming up on the 4th of September. In the New Covenant, it is called “The Feast of Trumpets”. From this day, we have 10 days of repentance before Yom Kippur.
This feast day is never called “New Year” in the bible and never “The Feast of Trumpets”. How confusing!
Translated literally in Hebrew the name of the feast doesn’t make sense in English.