Guest Spotlight: TOTW’s Brian Hoeck on Abib Barley and The Biblical New Year


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This year is going to be an odd one for many people.  I wish for that to be changed if possible.  I am under educated to be teaching on this subject, so I went to Brian Hoeck from TOTW to help shed some light on a subject with a lot of misinformation around it. Read this and find manumission from such. Thank Mr. Hoeck for taking the time to pray about this subject and bring His truth into more people’s lives, line upon line.




Q. Let’s talk about aviv barley. What does it mean for barley to be aviv?


A. The first mention of aviv in the Scripture is in Exodus 9, during the hail plague, and is reference to a stage of maturity of the barley.

Exodus 9:31-32 And the flax and the barley was smitten: for the barley was in the ear, and the flax was bolled. But the wheat and the rie were not smitten: for they were not grown up.

The barley was matured enough to harvest at this point, while the wheat was still in the grass stage. Please note this was no ordinary hail storm by the way.


Q. So, what does this have to do with determining the start of a Biblical new year?


A. Shortly after the hail plague, they left Egypt. It was the 15th day of the month (Numbers 33:3), and that month was referred to as the month of Aviv:

Exodus 13:4 This day came ye out in the month Abib.

We know from Exodus 12:2 that this month of the aviv is the beginning of months — that is, the first month of a new year:


Exodus 12:2 This month shall be unto you the beginning of months: it shall be the first month of the year to you.

We know this month contains the Passover and Feast of Unleavened Bread, and during this festival, there is the required offering of the first fruits of the new harvest:


Leviticus 23:10-11 Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When ye be come into the land which I give unto you, and shall reap the harvest thereof, then ye shall bring a sheaf of the firstfruits of your harvest unto the priest: And he shall wave the sheaf before יהוה, to be accepted for you: on the morrow after the Sabbath the priest shall wave it.

How do we know this first harvest is of barley, as opposed to say, wheat?

Well, for one, recall Exodus 9:31-32 — the barley matures well ahead of wheat. We also see that same order in the book of Ruth. But 2 Samuel specifically tells us that the barley harvest occurs in the first days of the harvest:


2 Samuel 21:9 And he delivered them into the hands of the Gibeonites, and they hanged them in the hill before יהוה: and they fell all seven together, and were put to death in the days of harvest, in the first days, in the beginning of barley harvest.


Line upon line. The barley had to be harvest ready by wavesheaf day. This is a major point for determining the new year.


Q. What do you mean by “harvest ready”? What stage does the barley have to be in for it to be used for Firstfruits?


A. This is an important point as well.

In Leviticus 2:14, we see that the FirstFruits offering was to consist of either parched aviv or karmel (which is fully ripened grain), so by “harvest ready,” I refer to this definition.  Image result for stages of barleyBarley that is at least aviv is harvest ready. On the other hand, Nehemia Gordon, and his ex-wife, Devorah, both make a false distinction between “aviv” and “harvest-ready,” as though aviv isn’t harvest ready — that only karmel (כרמל) stage is harvest ready. But this is not what Scripture states or illustrates. I ask of your audience to please note this well, because this is one of the issues that has led to the divide in the Aviv camps as to the start of the year.


Leviticus 2:14 And if thou offer a meat offering of thy firstfruits unto the יהוה, thou shalt offer for the meat offering of thy firstfruits green ears of corn dried by the fire, even corn beaten out of full ears.

Leviticus 2:14 also gives a better view of understanding just what aviv is: aviv grain is mature enough to “dry by fire” or “parch.” The heads must have substance to be able to be made into flour for the offering.


Q. How is barley used during the day of Firstfruits?


A. The harvest begins with the cutting of the omer. An omer, which is a dry measure of about 2.3 liters, of barley is cut and prepared for the first fruits offering.

This is another very important point. The question over when the barley can be harvested is at the heart of the Aviv divide. This is something the body needs to understand.

Prior to March of 2016, the Gordons had taught that the harvest of the barley could not begin prior to the wavesheaf — that is, the day of omer offering (which occurs on the Sunday during Unleavened Bread) But in early March of 2016, they presented a new and different view — that folks can harvest whenever, as the only restriction is that you cannot eat of it until wavesheaf day (Leviticus 23:14).

I surveyed a slough of historic Judaica and didn’t find a single example that matched this new view they presented. The normative practice of Judaism was that the harvest could not begin until wavesheaf day, and that the omer was to consist of the first harvested stalks of barley.


Leviticus 23:10-11 Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When ye be come into the land which I give unto you, and shall reap the harvest thereof, then ye shall bring a sheaf of the firstfruits of your harvest unto the priest: And he shall wave the sheaf before יהוה, to be accepted for you: on the morrow after the Sabbath the priest shall wave it.

Deuteronomy 16:9 Seven weeks shalt thou number unto thee: begin to number the seven weeks from such time as thou beginnest to put the sickle to the corn.


More importantly, brethren in Messiah, give utmost consideration to what the omer offering/firstfruits pointed to:


1 Corinthians 15:20-24 But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept. For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive. But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ’s at His coming. Then cometh the end, when He shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when He shall have put down all rule and all authority and power.


Paul relates the resurrection of Christ to His being the Firstfruits offering. In the “reality” (Messiah) of the yearly shadow, we find that He was not harvested before wavesheaf offering day, nor were any of the rest of the harvest. He is the first fruits from the dead, and no one has gone before Him.


As in the reality, so in the shadow:  The harvest does not begin until Wavesheaf Day, and it begins with the First Fruits!


Q. How then does the barley’s state of being aviv effect what new moon Yeshua’s army starts the year?


Simply, if the barley harvest would be ready to start by the potential wavesheaf day of the potential first month, then the new moon of that month marks the start of a new year.


I know this is different from what many have been taught. The Gordons’ teachings have been the basis for many peoples’ understanding of the “Aviv Calendar.” I appreciate that they spread word that we should look to the barley, but regrettably, false concepts were also spread:

* The barley must be aviv the 12th month
* The barley must be karmel by wavesheaf
* The barley can be harvested before wavesheaf

The Scripture does not teach any of these man-made rules — in fact, it illustrates the opposite – in Exodus, in Leviticus, in Joshua, in Ruth


Q. That leads to an important question: how does Joshua’s coming into the promised land on the same day that the Savior’s children entered and left the land of Egypt play into this?


A. Joshua 5 is an important section of Scripture for establishing the correct understanding of when the wavesheaf day is — the ancient debate over the meaning of “mimacharat hashabbat” (“the morrow of the Sabbath”) in Leviticus 23.

Joshua 5 gives us the fulfillment of Leviticus 23:10-14.

“When you come into the land…and reap the harvest thereof…” — Joshua brought them in to the land, and they reaped the harvest.

No, we don’t directly read of the children of Israel harvesting the barley, nor do we directlyImage result for joshua river jordan read of them bringing an omer of it to the priest, or of the priest waving it on their behalf. But, we do read that they ate the produce of the land on the 15th day of the 1st month, the month of the aviv:

Joshua 5:10-11 The children of Israel encamped in Gilgal; and they kept the Passover on the fourteenth day of the month at even in the plains of Jericho. They ate of the produce of the land on the next day after the Passover, unleavened cakes and parched grain, in the same day.

This could not be done until the firstfruits/wavesheaf was offered:


Leviticus 23:14 You shall eat neither bread, nor parched grain, nor fresh grain, until this same day, until you have brought the offering of your God. This is a statute forever throughout your generations in all your dwellings.

Please note that the grain they were eating on the 15th of Aviv was parched — this means it was aviv stage barley. If it was aviv on the 15th, then it was not aviv in the 12th month, over two weeks earlier. Contrast this with the Karaite’s rule.


Q. What about Boaz and Ruth’s meeting one another?


A.  In the book of Ruth, we find Ruth coming to Bethlehem in the beginning of the barley harvest:


Ruth 1:22 So Naomi returned, and Ruth the Moabitess, her daughter in law, with her, which returned out of the country of Moab: and they came to Bethlehem in the beginning of barley harvest.Image result for boaz ruth gleaning


Ruth is given permission to glean barley in Boaz’s field. Boaz had her join him during a meal and he presented her parched barley:


Ruth 2:14 And Boaz said unto her, At mealtime come thou hither, and eat of the bread, and dip thy morsel in the vinegar. And she sat beside the reapers: and he reached her parched corn, and she did eat, and was sufficed, and left.

What stage of barley is parched? Aviv.


Q. So many brethren missed the first month this year due to the misinformation, and with it, they missed Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread. What about the second Passover?


A. The second Passover has been a misplaced crutch for many this year, as it was in 2016. What I mean is, due to the confusion, many threw up their hands and said, “Well, at least there’s a second Passover,” as if that somehow bandages the issue. It doesn’t.

First of all, let’s read it:


Numbers 9:1-13And יהוה spake unto Moses in the wilderness of Sinai, in the first month of the second year after they were come out of the land of Egypt, saying, let the children of Israel also keep the Passover at His appointed season. In the fourteenth day of this month, at even, ye shall keep it in His appointed season: according to all the rites of it, and according to all the ceremonies thereof, shall ye keep it. And Moses spake unto the children of Israel, that they should keep the Passover. And they kept the Passover on the fourteenth day of the first month at even in the wilderness of Sinai: according to all that יהוה commanded Moses, so did the children of Israel. And there were certain men, who were defiled by the dead body of a man, that they could not keep the Passover on that day: and they came before Moses and before Aaron on that day: And those men said unto him, We are defiled by the dead body of a man: wherefore are we kept back, that we may not offer an offering of יהוה in his appointed season among the children of Israel? And Moses said unto them, Stand still, and I will hear what יהוה will command concerning you. And יהוה spake unto Moses, saying, Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, If any man of you or of your posterity shall be unclean by reason of a dead body, or be in a journey afar off, yet he shall keep the Passover unto יהוה. The fourteenth day of the second month at even they shall keep it, and eat it with unleavened bread and bitter herbs. They shall leave none of it unto the morning, nor break any bone of it: according to all the ordinances of the Passover they shall keep it. But the man that is clean, and is not in a journey, and forbeareth to keep the Passover, even the same soul shall be cut off from among his people: because he brought not the offering of יהוה in His appointed season, that man shall bear his sin.

These folks today are not looking to keep a second Passover because of “defilement by a dead body” or by being “in a journey far off” — they are clean, and are not in a journey. Numbers 9 does not apply.


They are confused and seeking a safety net.

Now, even if the “safety net” were in play for Passover, the fact is that there is no such contingency for Pentecost, Yom Teruah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot, or Shemini Atzeret.


Q. Are there any other questions you would like to address?  If you would like to add anything more please do so now.





Now that you, my reader, has been Scripturally and lovingly educated with a small yet, solid foundation on this very hot topic, I ask you, please make your decision after praying and studying on your own time with Abba, and with the guidance and Spirit you have found through this interview.


Now, now is the time to repent and walk righteously, and find His mercy in your repentance.  From faith to faith, grow, learn, share in The Savior.



Author: Brian C. Hoeck; Co-Author: TJ Griffin


Check more information and dive deeper:

Mr. Hoeck’s Ministry’s Web-Site

The Final Barley Report by TOTW

The Report Posted The Day After Aviv Was Found

A Video That Dives More Deeply Into Several Topics That Surround The New Year!


Here are the web sites to other searchers, and search watchmen and women on either side of the divide:

Devorah’s Date Tree

Nehemiah’s Wall

Yaweh’s Restoration Ministries

Abib of God


In ישוע (Yeshua)


Belief: Plurality, A Wandering Labor of Love


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You work tirelessly all day, mentally and emotionally confused, physically exhausted from hard work, under a hot sun, in a body whose legs will not want to walk in the morning. A body whose back is caking up from coagulated blood. Every movement hurts, only to find that the reason for all this is because Aaron and Moses had gone to speak with Pharaoh. Pharaoh’s reaction was, well, brusque.

Here now, you learn that Moses and Aaron keep at it! They go before Pharaoh again, this time having a magic show contest which ends with the Egyptian water supply being turned into blood. What! That’s not something that happens every day. Indeed, nor is Image result for Pharaoheven spoken of. Most preternatural and surreptitious, and now look, the Nile River runs with blood, even more preternatural. Who knows how the Egyptians will react to that. Pigs.

Over the course of several months (possibly), as time tries to march on as it always has, there are many plagues. After the first few plagues the Egyptian magicians are unable to respond with their dark arts. How much blood have the dark magicians been shedding? Eventually, through locusts that are so thick that they block out light, gnats so fierce they stop daily activities, something as harmless as frogs even, you think, in great number halts life as you know it. Then hail. Such a thunderous hail storm rips through the land that the majority of the crops are destroyed. What is left behind from the hail is destroyed by the locusts. It seems Aaron and Moses had enough of being slaves. You wonder what it must have been like to be there, in Pharaoh’s courts, during the meetings and what Aaron and Moses were doing to cause The Savior to bring the plagues. Finally, after the Egyptians cry was heard from the heavens, you find yourself up to your eyeballs in Egyptian gold, silver, clothing, writing tablets, cooking utensils, farming equipment and traveling provisions, all willingly given to you by your Egyptian neighbors.

With all of these fine items you are next to the Red Sea, with a cloud between your camp and the camp of the angry Egyptians. They are ready to take you back to Egypt to rebuild their nation. Then, Moses.

From your vantage point near the sea, you see him with his flowing gray hair and beard, standing stoically at the edge of the water, robes curling in the wind. His hands stretched towards the heaven with staff. You notice the Red Sea begin to lose depth in front of him. For miles! The waters on either side of the shallowing path grow and then flow back into the sea. There is a long hallway of dry ground! Holy cow. Without thinking, like lemmings you and everyone around you begin the long journey across the Sea.

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Mouths agape and eyes wet with watery wonder, the occasional unknowing fish swims right through the wall of water and directly into the air, falling to the ground. A child picks the flopping thing up and throws it like a baseball at the wall of water. You watch it swim away with hurt pride, “Hmmff,” the fish seems to say, swimming quickly away from the embarrassing event.

Your whole camp makes it across the sea only to turn around finding that the Egyptians are now on the same path you are on, in order to overtake you and bring all of Moses and Aaron’s hard work to nothing. Then, you see Moses’ staff over the sea of Israelite heads. He is looking into the heavens and his mouth is speaking words. His expression concentrated and humble, praising The Savior with all of His strength even after a long and what should have been stressful journey. It occurs to you, maybe Moses has little to do with this being saved from Egypt, maybe our whole family of Israelites have done nothing to cause this to happen, you think. You see his hands and arms come down and towards each other while his body folds over in a crouched stoop, all in one momentus movement miraculously and maniacally bringing the sea back into itself. The Egyptian’s swallowed whole, never to be seen from again. The abrupt downfall of one of the most powerful nations ever to walk the face of our beautiful blue planet. Now nothing but a memory, strong, proud and monumental.

After witnessing all of these events, indeed living through them, how easy it would be to go to Moses and say to him

“I’m thirsty, Moses”
Or, “Moses, I’m hungry! Egypt had plenty, and this desert has nothing!”
Or, “Do something, Moses, why did you bring us here?”

Aaron and Moses were only used of Elohim, but not Elohim. Elohim took the time to explain to his children over and over again that it was Him who saved them from Egypt physically, and whether they liked it or not He was going to save them from Egypt mentally, spiritually, emotionally. The Elohim Who lovingly brought them out of Egypt was about to spend forty years lovingly bringing the Egypt out of them and their grandchildren out in the desert; or He would let them walk in circles until they figure it out; or allow them to pass from this life into the next as estranged children settlers who never made it out of the wilderness.

There is a reason our Isrealite brothers and sisters saw awesome miracles of Elohim, but never believed in Him. Never were saved. Never returned to Him and recognized Him as the source of life and target of worship. C.S. Lewis explains this well. “This” being the coming to Moses with their wants and needs instead of Elohim. Lewis makes this point in the book That Hideous Strength, the third book in The Ransom trilogy. If you have not read that book or listened to it on Audible it is worth listening to. It’s a skillfully written book that brings out a lot of existential points in relation to the truth of The Savior. Magic and crap is spoken of in the book, which I do not condone, but let’s not throw the baby out with the bathwater. Lewis makes a good point and in an eloquent way.

There is a scene where Jane, Dimble and Deniston, three of the book’s characters (it’s hard to say who the protagonist is, if there is a single protagonist) are out looking for Merlin, who had just been raised from death. Previously, Jane, Dimble, and Deniston along with all the manor at St. Anne’s had spent several chapters in conversation aboutImage result for Manor at St. Annes hideous strength Merlin: who Merlin was, what his role was for their cause, and why they needed to make him a team mate before their enemies did. They even discussed a plan on how they would retrieve him and bring him back to the manor.  We are talking about well learned people in intelligent conversation about a matter that their very lives and the lives of the people of the whole world are dependent on.

The three find themselves on the search for Merlin and are getting nearer and nearer to the place where they think Merlin will be found. Then, it dawns on them what they are doing, and that Merlin is IRL. As they get closer to Merlin, they begin to recognize that this mission they contrived and the man they had to capture was a being their mouths believed in, but it took coming near to Merlin for their hearts to recognize him as a reality.

Let’s set the scene: Jane, Dimble and Deniston are going through the woods, in the rain, at night with a torch to guide them. They walk through several different types of wood, getting closer and closer to what they believe is Merlin’s camp in a little dingle:

“The change from road to the field felt as if one had passed from a waking into a phantasmal world. Everything became darker, wetter, more incalculable. each small decent felt as if you might be coming to the edge of a precipice. They were following a track beside a hedge. Wet and prickly tentacles seamed to snatch at them as they went. Whenever Deniston used his torch, the things that appeared in the circle of it’s light: tufts of grass, Image result for merlinus ambrosius that hideous strengthruts filled with water, bedraggled yellow leaves clinging to the wet blackness of many angled twigs, and once the two greenish yellow fires in the eyes of some small animal had the air of being more commonplace than they ought to have been, as if for that moments exposure they assumed a disguise that they shuffled off again the moment they were left alone; They looked curiously small too. When the light vanished, the cold noisy darkness seemed a huge thing.

The fear which Dimble had felt at the first began to trickle into the minds of the others as they proceeded. Like water coming into a ship from a slow leak. They realized that they had not really believed in Merlin till now. They had thought they were believing the Pendragon in the kitchen, but they had been mistaken. The shock was still to take. Out here with only the changing red light ahead and the black all ’round, one really began to accept as fact this tryst with something dead, and yet not dead. Something dug up, exhumed from that dark pit of history that lay between the Romans and the beginning of the English. It was an age, not a man that awaited them in the horrible little dingle.”

Like the protagonists in the scene by Clive Staples Lewis, some of us proclaim we believe. Some of us believe our very own claim.  Some of us even teach the claims that our hearts do not actually accept as reality, thinking that we do. Deep within us, we still, in our unsearched hearts, are under the illusion of a lie that was breathed into us, from birth, by Satan’s army. Our Israelite brothers and sisters displayed their unfortunate unbelief time and time again whilst wandering for water in Elohim’s wilderness. Elohim provided. His mission for them, and us, transcends water and food though. As the artist Lucious wrote in His song:

“Silver and gold will vanish away
But a good education will never decay
He sent I as a messenger so here what I say.
Silver and gold will vanish away
But trust in Ya is the only way
It is the only way.”

In Exodus Ch. 16 Aaron and Moses understood that they were not the source of the power, awesome and mighty, coming through them. They not only understood this but undertook the awesome and difficult responsibility Elohim gave them of daily reminding the people that although they wanted to lift up and worship their potentates, that their praises would be misplaced if found with Moses or Aaron. Eventually divesting them of their relationship with Him: the only way out.

Here in Ch. 16 of the historical account of the great Exodus we see how important it was to Aaron and Moses that the people recognize, believe in, and follow the truth that The

Image result for desert wandering israelite Savior and His power is the source of those manifestations took place during that trying and awesome time for the Israelites, our brothers and sisters.

<Then Moses and Aaron said to all the children of Israel, “At evening you shall know that YHVH has brought you out of the land of Egypt. And in the morning you shall see the glory of YHVH; For He hears your murmurings against YHVH. But what are we, that you murmur against us?”> Also, Moses said, <”This shall be seen when YHVH gives you meat to eat in the evening, and in the morning bread to the full; for YHVH hears your murmurings which you make against Him. And what are we? Your murmurings are not against us but against YHVH”>

Although Aaron said only <”But what are we, that you murmur against us?”> and Moses said <”And what are we? Your murmurings are not against us but against YHVH”> They both said the same thing using different words, while Aaron was inferenceing the concept, and Moses out-rightly spoke the concept.

The repetition here shows what the point needing to be understood was. The repetition shows the importance of the concept. Moses and Aaron were not playing games. Their relationship with Elohim, and their very lives were dependent on getting the message across and yet, spoken plainly, it still fell on many deaf ears. There is a lot going on in just those few sentences in regards to the power of the words that Aaron and Moses’ tongues spoke, like: how easily, once one has seen and understood that YHVH is the source, did the people slide back into destructive thought processes; The mercy Elohim has; What a good leadership the people had in Elohim through Moses and Aaron who loved them and fought spiritually for them even when they showed hatred, wickedness, and all sorts of backbiting; and, the striving of The Savior’s love for us even when we don’t even come close to showing a sliver of deserving it.

The people’s constant seeking help from people instead of Elohim shows the point: That even though His words are ever on the lips, does not mean that His truth has been prepared a home in the heart. You see, Satan uses people’s own lips, their own thoughts even, to lie to their very own hearts. For without belief in the heart, there is no faith, and without faith, salvation lacks. Put your trust in His work and walk in His understanding.


There were two men who decided to purchase and build a homestead without taking out any loans or going into debt.  Both men saved a meager amount and bought a spit of land.  One man bought a large piece of land, spending almost all he had with barely enough left to buy a small tent to live in while he began building his home.  The other man bought a modest spit of land and used the remainder of his money to buy a yurt to live in while building his homestead. A few years passed, and both men worked diligently towards saving for materials and building their homes with spare time.  The man who bought a tent, in time, gave up, tired and unable to continue living in a tent he got a loan to finish building his homestead.  The man with the Yurt was able to persevere in his work and diligently worked, saved, and built his homestead without borrowing.

We all know about the prophet Jonah.  In apologetics, Jonah is sort of the “Don’t ya think believing a whale swallowed a man is where we should draw the line?” book in God’s Holy Word.  The fact of the matter is, whether or not the historical account of Jonah is useful for story telling, it is also 100% true.  Jonah got swallowed by a great fish.  Jonah preached in Ninevah.  The people in Ninevah got healed.  Jonah got angry.

The idea of Jonah being swallowed by a great fish tends to overshadow a very important, many very important messages and life lessons that aid us in evangelizing, in relationships with strange nations, and a relationship with The Savior.  One lesson is that God can work in spite of what’s going on in the heart of the worker.  That’s right, in spite, of the worker’s heart.  You see, Jonah’s job was to manumit the people of Ninevah from under the authority of sin. Jonah’s boss, The Savior, wanted to disenthrall Ninevah; But, He sent Jonah.  Jonah hated Nineveh.  Jonah hated the people of Nineveh.  Yet, in spite of all this God forced Jonah to go to that city, prophecy, and have a hand in saving the people of Nineveh.

When the people of the city repented, Jonah went out to the edge of the city where God provided a broom tree for him to rest under.  Jonah was elated about that broom tree. It was because of the shade that the broom tree provided.  Jonah would have rested under the shadow of that tree but God then sent a worm to destroy the tree as a real scorcher was on the horizon.  The hot sun beat on Jonah that day and he was tired, angry, obdurate. Jonah went to bed that night knowing the following day he would be protected in the shadow of that tree.  I wonder if his belly was full with much food?

The book ends with the young prophet being asked a question.

God had caused a vehement east wind to blow on Jonah while the sun beat on him and Jonah grew faint and wished to die! “It is better for me to die than to live.”  said Jonah

“Is it right for you to be angry about the plant?” YHVH asked Jonah.

“It is right for me to be angry, even to death!”

“You have had pity on the plant for which you have not labored, nor made it grow, which came up in a night and perished in a night.  And should I not pity Nineveh, that great city, in which are more than 120,000 persons who cannot discern between their right hand and their left, and also much livestock?

Part 4/4: The Savior King


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The Savior was a good leader. He was not forcing people into coming to Him. He suffered for people, had patience and kindness with people, even when there was not enough time in the day for everyone. He would stay up all night with them and then when the work was done, He would go find a quiet place and spend personal time with Father God. Some would find Him, be healed and go on about their lives with fond memories and a fear of Him. Some would find Him and strive with Him for days, some weeks or even months, dropping their lives to follow Him.

The Jewish people have a special place in Satan’s world. He has made a very complicated matrices of thought patterns, ancestral detritus, habits, and beliefs that make it nearly impossible for a Jew to believe that The Son is Lord, and that Father God raised Him from the dead. None the less, somehow God has made them such that they carry the words of truth, the oracles of God, and live by certain moral standards that cause them to reflect important aspects of Who God is. The Savior overcame these things, personally, for Himself. He was a Jew born of Jewish parents.

The Savior, being the bread of life, the propitiation of perfection, made to take all sins, would also make Him a Jew who was not only well acquainted with the commands, but kept them perfectly. Not just for His sake, but to please Our Abba YHVH too. In those commands there is a scripture that says <I am strangers and sojourners with you.>  The Savior without a doubt knew that part of Scripture.

What incredible faith He has. The Long suffering He is willing to endure to save His people. The kindness He harbors is perfect. The great determination and perseverance He has is fantastic. The Jewish people were being oppressed in a very harsh way. Their own cousins, uncles, and brothers were in leadership positions and were kahooting with the Roman oppression. Both their enemies and their cousins, uncles, and grandfathers were laying heavy and oppressive burdens upon their shoulders.

After a certain sermon on a mountain, the people’s love for Their Mashiach erupted and they began to push to make Him king.  They were ready to be saved!  And He could have changed everything for them. Think of that. He had the chance to be made king (palace, concubines, riches, glory, fame, the whole nine and a half yards baby). Not only did He have the chance, but He had both the social swing, eloquence, and grace to pull it off. To pull it off well, even. Instead, He went into hiding so as to keep Himself from being made king by force.  He is strangers and sojourner’s with us ya’ll.  And The land will not be bought and sold forever.Image result for tzitzit

You see, God’s way is mysterious. He tells us to give a man our coat if he steals a shirt. In that very same way when Adam and Eve were stolen, He gave Satan much more than what was stolen. We learn in various chapters and many verses that Satan is the ruler of the world. Satan has lordship over the principalities of the world, he is indeed even god of the world and YHVH gave him that authority. Fearing and trembling, we are made in hopes that we will find our way out from under that oppression and into the arms of The Savior. Satan is indeed powerful beyond imagination, but not to fear, just as in life we have to suffer evil for a season, that good might prevail in the end, the same holds true for The Savior’s kingdom, even the part of His kingdom that is currently Satan’s: for <The land will not be bought and sold forever, for He is stranger’s and sojourner’s with us.>

Father’s Son, The Commander of The Lord’s Army, is returning, and indeed has already won the war. The question is, (W)whom is it that you serve? Have you chosen The Savior, or are you being beguiled into believing that you are not serving Satan?

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Part 3/4: Yeshua is Greater Than Abraham


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In John Ch. 8 Yeshua was in big trouble. He had a whole crowd of people questioning His authority. Without them knowing that His authority was not of Himself it would be much more difficult for people to trust His words, and ultimately be broken free from bondage. Yeshua frequently found Himself being pushed around because He had nobody among the authority of the high priests, saducees or pharisees that would vouch for Him. And those who did were most likely not treated well.

Yeshua had done many great works and in many different ways. In fact His Father has made Him heir unto all things. Was Abraham, of whom He claims to be greater, one who could or would even claim to be as great as that? Heir unto all things? Did Abraham place disobedient Jonah in the belly of a whale? Did Abraham bring down the walls of Jericho and answer Joshua with “I am the commander of The Lord’s army,” when Joshua asked “Are you for us or against us?”

Was it Abraham who stormed in during a war between five kings with only three hundred men to save his nephew lot? How about when Abraham walked on water before His disciples after the question of the enemy was embedded in their minds: “Is Image result for Greater than Abrahamthis man really claiming to be greater than Abraham?” No, I do not remember Abraham doing those things. And those things He was company to was not of his own strength. Was it Abraham who took your sins within Himself, and poured out His life to bring you from living for death and into living and fighting for life?” No, that was not Abraham. That was, is, and always will be Yeshua, Who lives and reigns as The King of kings and Lord of lords.

Let’s look at how Yeshua handled His defense against the pharisees. There were so many things He could have done and said to cause their focus to shift away from arguing against Him. Look at where His focus was at all times. Yeshua is a master fisherman, casting His hook out and into the stream of their thoughts and then reeling them back to what His focus never averted from, ever.

<Then spake Yeshua again unto them, saying, “I am the light of the world, he that follows Me shall not walk in darkness but shall have the light of life.”>

Abraham never would have claimed something like that. <The pharisees therefore said “You bear record of Yourself, therefore Your record is not true.”>

<Yeshua answered and said unto them, “Though I bear record of Myself, yet My record is true for I know from where I came, and where I am going. But you cannot tell from where I come or where I am going. You judge after the flesh. I judge no man. And yet if I judge, My judgement is true.>

The following is a partial documentation of Yeshua’s conversation with His people in the treasury. If you crack open that Bible of yours and turn to John Ch. 8 verses 12-20 you will see the whole conversation. Yeshua is a master psychologist, sprinkling threats for disobedient thinking and promising life for obedient thinking and actions into His explanations and rebuddels to people’s hardened hearts. The same curses and promises that were given to His people so long ago and recorded in Deuteronomy 28.

Later in this same chapter, Yeshua is again pleading with men to recognize Him as being Lord and accept Him into their hearts to save them. Shouldn’t be too hard right? The high priests were not treating people very well and neither were the Romans, yet He worked with great strength and through great tribulation and trials to save even the oppressors. And get this. He saved even some of the oppressors! What a needle to thread!

<“He that is of God hears God’s words, you therefore hear them not, because you are not of God.”>

<Then answered the Jews, and said unto Him, “Say we not well that you’re a Samaritan and have a devil?”>

… < “And I seek not My own glory…Verily verily if a man keep My saying He will never see death.>

<Then The Jews said to Him, “Now we know that You have a devil, Abraham is dead and the prophets, and You say that if a man keep Your sayings he won’t taste death. Are You greater than our Father Abraham, which is dead? And the prophets are dead, Who do You make Yourself?”>

Now, to a group of people who had no televisions, magazines, books, or any media to keep themselves busy, were wholly concentrated in scripture, the reply that Yeshua gave them here is plainly admitting to them that He indeed is God:

< Yeshua said to them, “With absolute certainty, I tell you before Abraham was, I am”> And rightly so as His authority was descended upon Him directly from His Father for He did those things that pleased His Father. Imagine if a man who was not God was proclaiming the same truths to them! What is the crime in being greater than Abraham? There is not a crime there and a vast openness between Abraham’s journey towards perfection and YHVH’s perfection for multitudes of people to fill.

You see, Abraham did not walk on water, neither did Moses or the Israelites that had Image result for Yeshua Walking on waterbeen saved after seeing many great miracles performed in Egypt. In fact in order to tell His disciples that He indeed was greater than all the greats, He healed the sick, cast out demons, made the dead to rise, fasted 40 days and 40 nights in the desert, rebuked raging storms and many other very marvelous works that sang the song of the works done by YHVH, connecting those things to what He was doing before their very eyes. Yeshua is a wonderful counselor and great physician. He is a righteous, holy and good Father, and no suffering done under His tutelage will be done in vain if you stay walking in faith. Let your faith grow and produce good fruit for every tree that does not produce good fruit will be cut down. It then will be cast into the fire.

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Part 2/4: The Savior’s Multi-Witness Testimony


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Did you know that The Word of God, The oracles that were given to the Jews to protect throughout their generations, The Bible, was quietly spoken of in the books and letters that were to make up the text before it even existed?

In Luke Ch. 1 it begins quite clearly speaking of a group of writings that bear witness of The Savior. <Inasmuch as many have undertaken to compile a narrative of the things that have been accomplished among us, just as those who from the beginning were eyewitnesses and ambassadors of The Word have delivered them to us, it seemed good to me also, having followed all things closely for sometime past, to write an orderly account for you, most excellent Theoplolis, that you may have certainty concerning the things you have been taught.> Now, I know that Theopolis was most likely the name of a man to whom this letter was written personally. I beg the question, was the author of this letter aware that the name “Theoplois” means “lover of Elohim?” If I had to guess I would say “Yes.”

Instead of wrestling with that information, let me ask you to file that away for further investigation at a later date. Currently we are focusing on the fact that all these books, letters, songs, rulings and regulations, historical references, and life advice all boil down to one thing: A testimony of The Savior. The Bible is a witness of the character of Yahova and His Most Precious Son.

When The Savior was alive in the form of a man, who lives and dies once, He could not point to a higher authority, understood by most earthlings, while saying, “I Am Who I Am because this person or group of people recognize Me as such.” John, Isaiah, Jeremiah they all had the same problem. They could not go before their king at the time and say “Hey, you guys need to check yourselves. You see, this higher authority has recognized me as the ambassador to bring you the news that your imperfections are causing major problems. You need to go through the difficult work of learning the lessons that will right some of your wrongs both for yourself and for those under your authority. Not to mention the rest of humanity”

In the eyes of the kings and ruling authorities of the Israelites, they were the highest authority because YHVH had made them the higher authority. There is one example of a righteous king who was given his authority through The Savior and took His correction well. This example that comes to mind is when king David was rebuked by way of parable, and rather brusquely, through the prophet Nathaniel. David repented, was forgiven, and took his punishment like a man. David did not even have to be told that Nathan was coming in the authority of The Invisible Higher Power. David’s faith was incredible.

The same cannot be said for some of the authorities of the Jews in Israel during The Savior’s days. The Savior told them that those who came before Him bore witness of Him. He was challenged: “Your witness isn’t any good because You are bearing witness of Yourself.” No no no, ruling authorities, you have it somewhat wrong. In the book of John, after healing a man on the Sabbath, His authority was questioned and He pointed to where His authority comes from. He also pointed to Who He truly is. He began by agreeing with His accusers where they were right and then He showed them where they were wrong. <If I bear witness of Myself, My witness is not true.> You see there, He was showing them where they were right. Now, He began to show them what it was they had been failing to see. <There is Another that bears witness of Me; and I know that the witness which He witnesses of Me is true.> One Witness Who He can always rely on, check.

<Ye sent unto John and he bare witness unto The Truth.  But I receive not testimony from man: But these things, I say that you might be saved.> There is another witness, who received His witness from the previous witness, yet was a man just like themselves. Next, He begins to explain the listener’s relationship to the ladder of the two witnesses being called to remembrance:<He was a burning and shining light: and you were willing for a season to rejoice in His light.>

Then, The Savior refers to another witness more powerful than John, and for good reason if His listeners were of the sect of pharisees, saducees and herodians:<But I have a greater witness than that of John: for the works which The Father hath given Me to finish, the same works that I do, bear witness of Me, that The Father hath sent Me. And The Father Himself, which hath sent Me, hath born witness of Me.> Later in this discourse, The Son refers to yet another witness. The witness of The Scriptures that were written about Him, and given to the very Jews He was speaking with, given to those very Jews to protect from generation to generation.<Search the scriptures, for in them you think you have eternal life: and they are they which testify of Me.>

The remainder of this discourse you will not find me picking it apart and explaining what The Savior shows me. I invite you to close your eyes, put on a thankful heart and ask Him to testify of Himself to you within your own self, that you may be saved from the deceitfulness of the heart. That you may come to find more perfection, more abundant kindness and deeper fellowship with The Son. Remember Who is speaking and who He is speaking to: <Ye have neither heard His voice at anytime, nor seen His shape. And ye have not His word abiding in you: for Whom He hath sent, Him ye believe not. Search the scriptures, for in them you think you have eternal life: and they are they which testify of Me. If another come in his own name, him you will receive. How can you believe, which receive honor from one another, and seek not the honor that comes only from Elohim. Do not think that I will accuse you to The Father.  There is one who accuses you, even Moses, in whom you trust. For had you believed Moses, you would have believed Me: for he wrote of Me. But if you believe not his writings how shall you believe My words?>

You see, The witnesses of The Savior were everywhere spanning over great multitudes of time and space. Even great multitudes of people followed Him. He preached least in the temple and from the pulpit. He preached from the wilderness too. It did not take much to describe His character to those who were being oppressed and looking for Their Savior. It was those who were laying burdens on the backs of those who did not have the heart to lay burdens on the the weak.  The strong were being divested of their opportunity to see The Truth.  Divested of their opportunity to see The Truth because of their riches and comforts. Those who were laying burdens on others were the ones that were most difficult for The Savior: Not to show them the truth, but to help them to walk in it. They always saw it, at the very least, a glimpse.

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Part 1/4: The Spiritual Glass Ceiling


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The Savior dealt with a lot of leadership drama. For the most part, people hate leadership. He worked the works of Our Father. There were many before Him who had been given preternatural tasks great and small. The work that was given to The Savior was greater than anybody’s work. He had to deny His flesh more, fast longer, vessel secrets of The Word more eloquently, pray more deeply, suffer more and longer, and He had to shepherd more people but with less worldly resources. He was however, given more grace. With this being said, The Savior had to be perfected more too.
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Let’s look at the Jews and Israelites for a minute. A lot of the push back Our Savior received was from people who knew their word better than most people today could even imagine. The Savior was cursed and murdered, ultimately for truthfully exclaiming His character to some of those folks. The people would say “Are you claiming to be greater than our father Abraham?”

Let’s think about that for a minute. Our patriarch Abraham was a man being brushed up. Abraham started as a lump of clay, torn up by and tied down to sin and hate and unrighteousness just like all of us. When YHVH called Abraham He said “Go from your country and your kindred and your father’s house to the land that I will show you. And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you and make your name great so that you will be a blessing.”  Indeed, Abraham was a blessing and the work He did through him is still blessing people today, and will continue to bless people. YHVH continued telling Abraham, “I will bless those who bless you, and him who dishonors you I will curse; and in you all the families of the earth will be blessed.”

Those are some pretty serious promises right there. They aren’t just YHVH telling Abram that He will take care of him. It is YHVH telling Abraham that the entire world will be bent based upon how they treat Abraham’s family. Notice that it does not say “I have made of you a great nation,” or “Your name is great,” no no no, the implication here is that the both of them had a lot of work ahead of them in order to fulfill The Savior’s promise that He “will make of you a great nation.”  And indeed Abraham is our patriarch because he accomplished Elohim’s work put before him.

It goes to show that putting Abraham in a place of great honor is no mistake by anyone, including our Israelite brothers and sisters. We rightly honor our patriarchs. They were hard working, faithful, life giving beings who loved YHVH with a great deal of strength. Does it stop there though? Is it Abraham that saves us? No. In fact, if one were to put their faith in Abraham they would find a brusque response falling upon their ears on judgment day.

The people of Israel who pushed against The Savior had not been loving YHVH with all their heart, mind, and strength and therefore were given over to a debased mind. A mind that read and understood scripture but for the wrong reasons. Those who pushed against The Savior ultimately drew untruthful conclusions from very truthful sources. We see this same push back in almost every conversation John the Baptist had with his own disciples when The Savior showed up and showed Himself greater than John. John’s disciples would come to him saying, “Master, look, The Savior is being awesome and stepping all over our toes!” All John could do was say “Dude, listen to me: I am nothing and He is The Creator of The Freakin Universe, Man! You are insane to think I am going to try and get in His way! I must decrease and He must increase, bro.”

The Savior was given an opportunity to describe His character to the Israelites after healing a man by the pool at Bethesda. The people pushed back at Him because He was breaking man made laws that were based on His word, but were an adding to or subtracting from, sometimes both: a very grave sin. In defending Himself He was able to describe Who He is, “For as The Father raises the dead and gives them life, so also The Son gives life to whom He will. Elohim judges no one  but has given all judgement to The Son, that all may honor The Son, just as they honor The Father.”  It is at this point that the glass ceiling that people had put between them and Yeshua shows itself quite clearly. They were using a buffer between them and The Savior because their hearts were not right, because they were being called but weren’t submitting, they were wallowing as pigs in a mire and returning like dogs to their own vomit. It is despicable and will be cast out of The Kingdom, not welcome to sup with Him.

Yeshua strives to bring them into Him none the less: “You sent to John and he has borne witness of The Truth. Not that the testimony that I receive is from man, but I say these things that you may be saved.  He was a burning and shining lamp and you were willing to rejoice for a while in His light.”  Yeshua continues and rightly says “The testimony that I have is greater than that of John.  For the works that The Father has given Me to accomplish, the very works that I am doing, bear witness about Me, that The Father has sent Me.  And The Father Who sent Me has Himself borne witness about Me.”

Claiming to be greater than The Almighty One is blasphemy. But why do Jews and hqdefaultGentiles alike get angry when a man claims to be greater than a righteous, yet imperfect man? Being greater than an imperfect yet highly honored man, if true, should be encouraged, yet is met with social sparring and segregation even today.

You see, the spiritual glass ceiling is self inflicted, and can only be lifted by accepting, believing in, and acting upon Yeshua’s instructions and commands for you.

Please remember this when in your churches. The world needs acts of kindness even if the heart where the act is coming from is not true to YHVH. Religious games are played, and currently held “truths” of the Bible; current political correctness; and what is currently viewed as professionalism, matrix the point system. Those games will come to nothing, but will continue to be played and bless those who play them. We though, testify of The Savior with our hearts, minds and strength courageously.

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Write Worship in a Fallen World

Today is a marking place in history for a giant blow to the American ego.  It is a chance for us to humble ourselves, to recognize that we are not as in love with Jesus as we should be.  Let God change your mind about a sore, possibly infected subject.  He wants to place a soothing salve over that wound to bring clarity and healing.

Our God works in mysterious ways.  When we cut through all the red tape, we must see that The World Trade Centers was a monument erected and worshiped by some who are involved heavily in the economy such as those on Wall Street.   It represents our race as a whole worshiping the work of our own hands.  Let there be no mistake, God wants us to trade and live richly . . . in Him.  Thank you Jesus for taking down a pagan monument of our day, please help us to believe on You.

Many of the people who died and were affected by that tragedy are still in mourning and processing those feelings today. That was an awful day for everybody, some more than others.  The Trade Centers, for some, took on an almost anthropomorphic guise.  It was just metal and glass and things.

Please, do not let the sea of emotions that comes with death and fear and terrorism also take away discernment.  Who is orchestrating all things?  Who is it that uses His children’s enemies to chasten them?  Who is it that should be having monuments erected for Him and to Him regularly both in Spirit and in truth?  Let this be a reminder to keep our focus on Him even when nobody else is, while at the same time, bring us to know that His comfort is beyond mere human understanding, beyond measure.  For in Him all things were created, things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities. All things were created through Him and for Him. He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.

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When Does The Lord’s Day Begin?


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Lord, I ask that you open my reader’s spiritual eyes, causing them to see the world only just a sliver more closely to the way that You see it.  I ask that Your anointing be in them and that you give them people in their lives who are ready to and will be excited to hear the truth; While at the same time preparing them for those who are not as excited about the truth.  You are high and lifted up and Your Spirit rests more fully on those who love You.  We praise and worship Your holy name and appreciate Your Grace being with us.  Allow us to sight the fiery darts of the enemy before they arrive and keep Your armor upon us.


Have you ever wondered when it is that God starts and ends days?  When the clock strikes midnight right?  That is not the case, no no no.  In fact Scriptural, a day starts with the night- the very beginning of night.  To be more specific, a day starts with twilight.  The very start of twilight before it even seems to be twilight.

The sun is high in the sky and it’s rays are being blasted upon the earth.

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Flowers dance and shake

Rivers babble while puddles rise

Skin. Golden brown and warm to the touch

The clock spins and twilight’s call begins

Twilight’s call begins

Looking over the lake, clouds turn from marshmallows to fiery puffs. Yellow, molten red, pinks and blues, a flash of green and blues turn to dark purple. The sun waves as The Lake kisses it’s forehead goodbye for bringing us another day.  Twilight has called and a new day has begun.

It’s true.  <And the evening and the morning was the first day> second day, third day, each day begins and ends just as it was created.  You see, there are many people out Image result for pope gregory the 8ththere who have come to understand this, but in order to acquiesce society most still speak in terms of the Gregorian midnight to midnight way of keeping time. Deep down inside they long to reverence The Writers of Scripture and honor The Father by keeping Biblical time.

Many people who are of that fold are unsure as to whether or not a day begins with the sunset or sunrise.  This is a valid argument for various reasons.  One of those reasons is that the word evening comes from a Hebrew word that can be literally translated to “even.”  Even references the time when the sun has become even with the horizon.  Has the world gotten itself so mixed up that we call night evening in reference to the sun’s setting but Elohim meant for the day to begin with a sunrise?  The answer is a resounding “no” for those of you that are indeed seeking something that is foundational.

How can we be so sure?  There are many reasons in The Word that point to this.  But it cannot be clearer than in Exodus when The Lord tells about His Passover.  Not just a memorial of Passover, but the actual Passover itself when Moses was used of The Holy Image result for Passover in EgyptSpirit to lead Elohim’s children out of Egypt and into the desert. <They set out from Rameses in the first month, on the fifteenth day of the first month. On the day after the Passover, the people of Israel went out triumphantly in the sight of all the Egyptians…>

But that doesn’t say anything about night or day does it?  It sure doesn’t, but if you know anything about Passover you know that this pinpoints which “even” Adonai uses as the ambassador that ushers the slow and brilliant sweep that is one day turning into another.

The Israelites were told to begin their Passover meals “Between The Evenings.”  Most translations have used the terms “at even” or “twilight” to fill in a gap where they weren’t sure.  They werent’ sure what the original writing meant by “Ben Ha Arbayim,” literally translated to “Between The Evenings.”  Between The Evenings is a Hebrew figure of speech that means “The time period between the start of the sun’s decent from it’s peak to twilight after the even.”

That night, the Israelites were instructed to take some of the blood that spilled from their Passover sacrifice and place it over their lintels.  This was to be done before the nightfall.   Israelites, that year were instructed to stay inside their homes that night as The Lord’s hand passed through Egypt taking the first born of all without the blood on the lintels.  Pharaoh found his dead son the night of the fifteenth, and told the Israelites brusquely that it was time to high tail it out of there.

This still leaves a question as to whether or not the Israelites left during the night of the fifteenth or the day of the fifteenth.  One might argue that since the Israelites left “in the sight of all the Egyptians” it was during the day.  Another argument might be that Adonai told them to eat their meals that evening “in haste” with their sandals and belts on and THEIR STAFF IN THEIR HAND.  Why would He ask them to do that if they were going to fall asleep before leaving?  What do you think?  I want to hear your opinion on this, your post scripture reading opinion please.  Be respectful and honor one another and beImage result for Blood in a rainbow helpful instead of hurtful.  YHVH guide, bless and give provision to our conversation and subsequent days.  Amein.

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