TRANSITIONING From The Month of SWEETNESS, SWIFTNESS, COURAGE & LIFTING To The Month of MIRACLES!
Dearly Beloved Brethren in YAHUSHUA HA MASHIACH (JESUS CHRIST, not Yeshua!!!),
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*Today, Sunday 7th March 2021 marks the beginning of the final week of the 12th Hebrew month called Adar as per Exodus 12:1-2 (Ecclesiastical Year Calendar) and the 6th Hebrew month as per Genesis 1 (Civil Year Calendar).*
Ecclesiastical – use to count Biblical Festivals
Civil – uses to determine history of Creation in terms of time.
Next Sunday 14th March 2021 marks the beginning of the Hebrew month called Nisan a.k.a Abib or Aviv.
*The first day of the month is called in the Hebrew language: Rosh Chodesh (Head of the month) or The Santifying of the New Moon.*
(Num 28:11-13; Num 9; Gen 1:13-15)
This information can be found in the Book of Jasher/Upright Man (https://www.sacred-texts.com/chr/apo/jasher/56.htm).
The month of ADAR is the month of SWEETNESS TO ME and SWIFTNESS.
*Naftali/Naphtali, one of Jacob’s/Israel’s sons is the main figure of this month. He was as swift as a deer/doe.*
This is very true and proven during Jacob’s/Israel’s funeral at the Cave of Macpelah when Esau showed up and started to fight over ownership of the cave now that his brother had passed on.
The only thing that was to stop Esau from taking ownership of the cave purchased by Abraham for his descendants and his descendants was the paperwork given to Joseph as proof of ownership. These had been left in Egypt. The cave was in the land of Israel (known as Canaan at that time).
*So, since Naphtali was the swiftest, Joseph sent him to Egypt to collect paperwork and bring it to show Esau. Naphtali went and returned within 15 minutes or less.* When Esau saw that he was losing his claim, he started to fight against his nephews. In the end, he lost his head. Esau’s family members became afraid as thei leader had lost the battle so they fled, however they did not give up on waring against the Children of Israel from that day onwards. In fact, they went to Egypt on a few occasions to start battles against the Children of Israel.
It was after this battle that Israel was laid to rest. Esau did not truly forgive and let go. He still sought revenge at every opportunity possible, even at the point of his brother’s death. *Israel led a life of battle. It was a very challenging life.* HE had to be well equipped with YAH’S WORD always. *YAH says, Esau HE hates and Jacob/Israel, HE loves. HalleluYAH HalleluYAH HalleluYAH!*
TEFILLAH (PRAYER) – Naftali (Naphtali) – Adar
The New Moon is the Most Pivotal Day of the month because without it, we wouldn’t be able to know when any of the Biblical Holy Days are.
We are able to know which days are Holy and which days are not through the New Moon’s appearance in the sky.
The Bible begins with The Tree of Life – Genesis 2:
Genesis 2:9 Names of God Bible
9 Yahweh Elohim made all the trees grow out of the ground. These trees were nice to look at, and their fruit was good to eat. The tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil grew in the middle of the garden.
The Tree of life also shows up at the end of the Bible:
Revelation 22:1-2 Names of God Bible
22 The angel showed me a river filled with the water of life, as clear as crystal. It was flowing from the throne of YAH (GOD) and the lamb. 2 Between the street of the city and the river, there was a tree of life visible from both sides. It produced 12 kinds of fruit. Each month had its own fruit. The leaves of the tree will heal the nations.
In the future, in the New Millennium, every new moon will be honoured even by the tree of life as it knows when to produce new fruit which is at the beginning of the new month.
Ezekiel 46:1-3 New King James Version
The Manner of Worship
46 ‘Thus says the LORD YAHUVEH (YAHWEH) GOD: “The gateway of the inner court that faces toward the east shall be shut for six (A)working days; but on the Sabbath it shall be opened, and on the day of the New Moon it shall be opened.
EVEN AFTER THE MILLENNIAL REIGN OF YAHUSHUA HA MASHIACH (JESUS CHRIST, not Yeshua!!!) on earth, the New Moon will matter a lot. It will be honoured! Even in the New Heavens and New Earth, we will keep the New Moon!
YAH declares the following:
Isaiah 66:22-23 Names of God Bible
22 “The new heaven and earth that I AM about to make
will continue in MY presence,” declares Yahweh.
“So your descendants and your name
will also continue in my presence.
23 From one month to the next and from one week to the next
all people will come to worship me,” declares Yahweh.
YAH kind of repeats what HE said in Genesis:
Psalm 104:19-21 Names of God Bible
19 He created the moon, which marks the seasons,
and the sun, which knows when to set.
20 He brings darkness, and it is night time,
when all the wild animals in the forest come out.
21 The young lions roar for their prey
and seek their food from GOD.
The New Moon is really there to mark Seasons and Times.
The Full Moon tells us when the Biblical festivals start.
Psalm 89:20Names of God Bible
20 I found my servant David.
I anointed him with my holy oil.
21 My hand is ready to help him.
My arm will also give him strength.
22 No enemy will take him by surprise.
No wicked person will mistreat him.
23 I will crush his enemies in front of him
and defeat those who hate him.
24 My faithfulness and mercy will be with him,
and in my name he will be victorious.[a]
25 I will put his left hand on the sea
and his right hand on the rivers.
26 He will call out to me,
‘You are my Ab, my El, and the rock of my salvation.’
27 Yes, I will make him the firstborn.
He will be the Most High to the kings of the earth.
28 My mercy will stay with him forever.
My promise to him is unbreakable.
29 I will make his dynasty endure forever
and his throne like the days of heaven.
30 “If his descendants abandon my teachings
and do not live by my rules,
YAH’S Promises will never fail!
In the days of old, The Children of Israel would light a fire on top of a hill for everyone to see worldwide as a signal that the New Moon was visible in the Holy Land, Israel and as a result, the New Month had been ushered in. The nation of Israel was given the responsibility by YAH to do this.
However, unfortunately, the Roman Catholic Church hated the fact that Israel was in-charge so they created a new calendar. The Israeli Calendar was reviewed and amended a few times. The final one is The Roman Gregorian Calendar.
We are to keep ourselves Holy after YAH has made us Holy!
Leviticus 20:7-8 Names of God Bible
7 “Live holy lives. Be HOLY because I AM YAHWEH your ELOHIM. 8 Obey my laws, and live by them. I AM YAHWEH who sets you apart as HOLY.
YAH picked us out of the crowd and separated us to HIMSELF.
Leviticus 20:26 Names of God Bible
26 Be my HOLY people because I, YAHWEH, AM holy. I have separated you from other people to BE MY VERY OWN.
Leviticus 18:30 Names of God Bible
30 So you must follow MY INSTRUCTIONS. Don’t live by the standards of the people who lived there before you. What they do is disgusting. Never become unclean that way. I am YAHWEH your ELOHIM.”
We are required to separate ourselves from the world for we are no longer of the world! We are not to go back into it!
PRAYER OF SANCRIFICATON OF THE NEW MOON:
The Tribe of Naphtali is associated with the month of Adar.
Naphtali, one of Jacob’s sons is considered Jacob’s Trusted Messenger.
Genesis 49:21 Names of God Bible
21 “Naphtali is a deer set free
that has beautiful fawns.
He gives words of elegance. Naphtali is seen a person of elegance. Back then, notes were tied to the horn of a deer after which it was let lose. They would run back to their natural habitat. The people to whom the notes were addressed to would find the notes and read the. The deers were therefore considered to be MESSENGERS OF GOOD NEWS!
Isaiah 52:7 Names of God Bible
7 How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of the messenger
who announces the good news, “All is well.”
He brings the good news,
announces SALVATION (YAHUSHUA),
and tells Zion that its ELOHIM rules as king.
Song: OUR GOD Reigns:
Interestingly, the land apportioned to Naphtali in the Land of Israel was the very first area to produce fruit from the trees.
Deuteronomy 33:23 Names of God Bible
23 About the tribe of Naphtali he said,
“The people of Naphtali enjoy YAHWEH’S favor
and are filled with YAHWEH’S blessings.
They will take possession of the lake and the land south of it.”
*The name and word, Naphtali means to twist or wrestle.*
Leah was wrestling with YAH over having another child.
The very word, Prayer is Tefillah in the Hebrew language.
The Prayer Boxes placed on the forehead are called Tefillin (Deuteronomy 6:4-9).
The very same letters that make up the word Naftali also make up the words Tefillah and Tefillin.
The Naphtali (Naftali in Hebrew) implies to wrestle with YAH in prayer.
Psalm 42:1 Names of God Bible
For the choir director; a maskil[a] by Korah’s descendants.
1 As a deer longs for flowing streams,
so my soul longs for you, O ELOHIM.
2 My soul thirsts for ELOHIM, for EL CHAY.
When may I come to see ELOHIM’S FACE?
WHEN AM I GOING TO COME AND APPEAR BEFORE YAH?
Naphtali was and still is courageous:
Judges 5:18 Names of God Bible
18 But Zebulun mocked death,
and Naphtali risked his life on the battlefield.
It is interesting that the TORAH Portion, Terumah is what we read and study on the First Day of the month of Adar. Why?
Terumah means Heave Offering – set apart for building the Tabernacle (and Temple). This event occurred for the very first time on the first day of the month of Adar. The process of taking an offering from what you have and setting it apart for YAH implies that you make it HOLY unto YAH ALMIGHTY so by the time you lift it up to HIM, it is already HOLY!!!
Exodus 25:1-2 Names of God Bible
Gifts for Use in the Tent of Meeting
25 Yahweh said to Moses, 2 “Tell the Israelites to choose something to give me as a special contribution. You must accept whatever contribution each person freely gives.
Terumah comes from two separate root words – impliing taking apart from what you have and then lifting it up to YAH thereby making it HOLY.
Ezekiel 32:1-2 Names of God Bible
A Funeral Song about Pharaoh
32 On the first day of the twelfth month in the twelfth year, Yahweh spoke his word to me. He said, 2 “Son of man, sing a funeral song for Pharaoh, king of Egypt. Tell him,
‘You think you are like a lion among the nations.
Instead, you are like a crocodile in the water.
You splash around in the water.
You stir up the water with your feet.
You make the streams muddy.
As a matter of fact, the WORD OF YAH almost always came to HIS Prophets on the New Moon.
YAH judged Egypt on Adar 1.
The Children of Israel were required to make a contribution to the maintenance of the Temple – as Temple Tax
Ezra 6:14-16 Names of God Bible
14 So the Jewish leaders continued to make progress because of the message from the prophet Haggai and Zechariah, the grandson of Iddo. They finished building as the Elah of Israel had ordered and as Cyrus, Darius, and Artaxerxes (the kings of Persia) had ordered. 15 This temple was finished on the third day of the month of Adar in the sixth year of King Darius’ reign.
The Temple Is Completed and Dedicated
16 Then the people of Israel, the priests, the Levites, and the others who had returned from exile celebrated at the dedication of Elah’s temple.
The Temple which had been destroyed was re-dedicated on 3rd Adar.
This is why to this day the Temple Tax is collected in the month of Adar. When we fastforward to YAHUSHUA’S Time on earth.
Matthew 17:24-27 Names of God Bible
Paying the Temple Tax
24 When they came to Capernaum, the collectors of the temple tax came to Peter. They asked him, “Doesn’t your teacher pay the temple tax?”
25 “Certainly,” he answered.
Peter went into the house. Before he could speak, YAHUSHUA asked him, “What do you think, Simon? From whom do the kings of the world collect fees or taxes? Is it from their family members or from other people?”
26 “From other people,” Peter answered.
YAHUSHUA said to him, “Then the family members are exempt. 27 However, so that we don’t create a scandal, go to the sea and throw in a hook. Take the first fish that you catch. Open its mouth, and you will find a coin. Give that coin to them for you and me.”
Moses’ birthday and death day is 7th Adar.
Purim is 14th – 15th Adar – Esther 3;9.
Ezekiel 32:1-2; 17
Ezekiel 32:17 Names of God Bible
The Egyptians Will Join the Other Nations in the Grave
17 On the fifteenth day of the month in the twelfth year, YAHWEH spoke his word to me. He said,
Ezekiel 32:28 Names of God Bible
28 “You Egyptians will be crushed with the godless people, and you will lie with those who were killed in battle.
*ADAR – TO LIFT UP!*
Now The Priestly Blessing:
Yevarechecha ADONAI YAHUVEH, V’Yishmerecha
Ya’er ADONAI YAHUVEH Panav Eleycha, ViChoneka
Yisa ADONAI YAHUVEH Panav Eleycha, V’Yasem Lecha Shalom B’Shem YAHUSHUA, Amen!
May the LORD YAHUVEH bless thee and keep thee.
May the LORD YAHUVEH shine HIS FACE toward thee, and be gracious unto thee.
May the LORD YAHUVEH lift HIS FACE toward thee, and give thee peace., in YAHUSHUA’S Name, Amen!
Biblical History: Adar
1st Adar – *The plague of 3 days of darkness which was the 9th tool placed during this month when the Israelites were still being held captive in the land of Mitzrayim (Egypt).* Exodus 10:23
This started on the 1st of Adar, six weeks before the Exodus.
7 Adar (1393 BCE) – Birth of Moses
7 Adar (1273 BCE) – Death of Moses
13 Adar (474 BCE) – War between Jews and their enemies in Persia (Book of Esther, chapter 9).
13 Adar (161 BCE) – Yom Nicanor – The Maccabees defeated Syrian general Nicanor, in a battle fought four years after the Maccabees’ liberation of the Holy Land and the miracle of Hanukkah.
14 Adar (474 BCE) – Purim victory celebrated in the Persian Empire
15 Adar (474 BCE) – Purim Victory Celebrated in Shushan
17 Adar (522 BCE) – Yom Adar – the day the Jewish people left Persia following the Purim story
23 Adar (circa 1312 BCE) – Mishkan (Tabernacle of Moses) assembled for the first time; “Seven Days of Training” begin.
25 Adar (561 BCE) – Death of Nebuchadnezzar (Jeremiah 52:31).
27 Adar (561 BCE) – Death of Zedekiah in Babylonian captivity. Meroduch, Nebuchadnezzar’s son and successor, freed him (and his nephew Jeconiah) on the 27th of Adar, but Zedekiah died that same day.
ADAR TO NISAN…..
The month of Nisan is The Month of LION OF YAHUDAH (JUDAH)! HalleluYAH!
*The 1st of Nisan is Rosh Ha Shanah (New Year’s Day as per Exodus 12:1-3 as well as Rosh Chodesh.*
We celebrate the appearance of a new moon. The new moon usually appears in the shape of a thin crescent.
What is the New Moon all about?
The new moon is the phase of the moon that is invisible from Earth. The moon is situated between the earth and the sun so that the side that is illuminated by the sun’s rays faces away from us. The moon is still there; we just can’t see it.
Note that There was a Super Moon on Purim, Passover and Rosh Ha Shanah of year 2020. They were a sign that THE GREAT TRIBULATION a.k.a TIME OF JACOB’S SORROW/TROUBLE (Jeremiah 30:7) began last year 2020.
Ezekiel 46:1 – Talking about YAHUSHUA HA MASHIACH’S (JESUS CHRIST’S) Millennial Reign/Rule on earth.
Isaiah 66:22-23 – New Heavens New Earth, New Moon – during the Millennial Reign, everyday will be a Sabbath.
Psalm 104:18-21; Psalm 81:3-4
Psalm 89:20; 23-24; 28-29; 33-38
The New Moon is all about YAH and HIS Covenant With HIS SON David!
Gentiles can be grafted in but YAH will not replace Israel with Gentiles!!!
EVERYTIME WE SEE THE MOON IN THE SKY, WE ARE TO REMEMBE THAT YAH CREATED IT AS AN ETERNAL COVENANT WITH HIS PEOPLE, ISRAEL, HalleluYAH!
Question: Do we make ourselves Holy or YAH makes us Holy?
Well, YAH makes us Holy to HIMSELF (a.k.a Santifies us) and then we are to build on that by doing what HE has asked us to do.
Only YAH can set us apart and then we are to add to the Holiness foundation HE gives us. We can set ourselves apart but this different to what YAH implies by HE has set us apart out of all the peoples on earth..
The Month of Nisan:
Nisan 1 marks the beginning of a spiritual cleansing and renewal for the people of God. What had happened on the first day of the first month throughout history?
the first day of Nisan of that year “took 10 crowns:” It was
(1) the first day of the week;
(2) the first day the princes brought their offerings;
(3) the first day the Aaronic priesthood was put into effect;
(4) the first day of the Temple sacrifices;
(5) the first time a fire descended from heaven onto the altar;
(6) the first time that sacred foods were eaten in the Tabernacle;
(7) the first time that the Divine Presence rested amidst the people;
(8) the first day the priests conferred the priestly blessing;
(9) the first time it was forbidden to sacrifice to YAH (GOD) on ad hoc altars; and finally
(10) it was the first month of the new year.7
1st Nisan or Nisan 1:
The Great Patriarchs, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob died on 1st Nisan.
1st Nisan is the day on which the Tabernacle of Moses was Inaugurated, approved and blessed by YAH. YAH’S GLORY entered the Tabernacle and dwelt there, HalleluYAH!
YAH’S GLORY dwelt amongst HIS People, HalleluYAH HalleluYAH HalleluYAH!
The week of 14th to 21st Nisan is certainly a week of Miracles: Miracle after Miracle, HalleluYAH, HalleluYAH, HalleluYAH!!!
On 7th Nisan, Joshua was led to send 2 Children of Israel to check out Jericho as spies. When the spies returned, Joshua then crossed the Yarden (River Jordan) on 10th Nisan.
A major part of the portion of Shelach is occupied with the story of the spies sent by Moses to the Land of Israel. Forty years later, now at the threshold of entry into the land, Moses’ successor, Joshua, sends two spies of his own into the city of Jericho.
In what seems to be a lesson learned from the failure of the previous spies, Joshua sent just two of the most trusted men in Israel on this mission. Although Scripture leaves them nameless, they are identified as Pinchas and Caleb.
Caleb had been together with Joshua in the first mission to the Land, and had remained faithful to YAH by resisting the test of discouraging the people from entering the Land as his colleagues had done. Pinchas had also stood up against all odds in an act of zealotry, when he publicly killed the leader of the tribe of Simeon and the Midianite woman with whom he was sinning.
The mission of the spies was to get a feel of the atmosphere that prevailed in the city now that the Israelites were about to enter. This knowledge, coming firsthand, would strengthen the people in preparation for battle. In addition, Joshua needed to know the the layout of the city to make its conquest most efficient.
10th Nisan was The first Shabbat HaGadol was celebrated by the Israelites in Egypt five days before The Exodus.
10th Nisan was the day on which the death of Miriam, 39 years after the Exodus.
10th Nisan was the day on which the Children of Israel crossed The Yarden (River Jordan).
On 10th Nisan, YAHUSHUA was selected as THE LAMB to be slaughtered on 10th Nisan. This was renamed Palm Sunday. It wasn’t a Sunday that it happened though. Rather, it was a Saturday – on Shabbat. YAHUSHUA rode on a donkey which had never been ridden before through the streets of Jerusalem while the Childeen of Israel waved Palm Branches at HIM.
Donkeys signify servanthood so YAHUSHUA was in essence trying to pass on the message to us that HE came not to be served but to serve.
*It was in this month, that THE KING OF THE JEWS – THE KING OF Kings and LORD of Lords, YAHUSHUA HA MASHIACH (a.k.a JESUS CHRIST, not Yeshua!!!) was betrayed, arrested, tortured, crucified, died and wasburied for the sake of humanity – all for the love of humanity, HalleluYAH HalleluYAH HalleluYAH!拾拾拾 *
*It was also duringthis month that the Children of Israel were deliveredfrom slavery in Mitzrayim/Egypt by a MIGHTY HAND, The MIGHTY HAND OF YAH, HalleluYAH HalleluYAH HalleluYAH!*
Esther’s First Banquette took place on this day.
Esther’s Second Banquette took place on this day.
YAHUSHUA’S Resurrection took place on The Festival of FirstFruits. This was the 17th Nisan. This was a Saturday just before sun-set.
Haman was hang on the gallows he had built for Mordecai.
*In this month, The Children of Israel crossed the Sea of Reeds (Red Sea).* The date was 21st Nisan.
The Egyptians set out against them on 17th Nisan and reached them some days later on which day, they crossed over to the other side by Faith in YAHUVEH (YAHWEH), HalleluYAH! Their freedom was sealed. The Egyptian chariots sunk to the bottom of the sea.
22nd – 28th Nisan
*In this month, we also remember the destruction of the Walls of Jericho after 7 days of walking around it.* It is our understanding from Biblical records that the Children of Israel started circling the walls of Jericho on 21st Nisan and finished on 28th Nisan.
Interestingly, it was on 21st Nisan years before that Isaac was circumcised was named as per YAH’S Instructions (Hebrew culture) Isaac entered into Covenant with YAH ALMIGHTY on the 8th Day of birth. The reason for this, is explained as follows:
Moses died on 7th Adar. Interestingly, 7th Adar was also his day of birth 120 years earlier. *After he died, the Children of Israel mourned him for 40 days.* So, from 7th Adar to 7 Nisan is 30 days and to 14th Nisan makes 40 days.
However, on 7th Nisan, Joshua was led to send 2 Children of Israel to check out Jericho as spies. When the spies returned, Joshua then crossed the Yarden (River Jordan) on 10th Nisan.
*They crossed over the Yarden on 10th Nisan which is 4 days before Passover (the second day of theFestival of Unleavened Bread), 40 years after leaving Egypt.*
Theyovercame the people of Jericho on 28th Nisan (one week after The Festival of Unleavened Bread).*
So, in this month, we celebrate deliverance from bondage to satan. HalleluYAH HalleluYAH HalleluYAH HalleluYAH HalleluYAH HalleluYAH HalleluYAH!
*So, as we transition into the Month of Nisan,let us use this last week of the month of Adar to pray that YAH continues to make our lives sweet and cause us to be tirelessly swift in all we do to GLORIFY HIM, in YAHUSHUA’S Name, Amen!*
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