Sun-down Monday 18/05/2020 to sun-down Tuesday 19/05/2020 is Day 40 since the beginning of the omer count as well as FirstFruits festival.
Today, we commemorate YAHUSHUA’S Ascension to the Heavens!
HalleluYAH HalleluYAH HalleluYAH!
What happened on Ascension Day? Let us look into the Holy Biblical Scriptures:
Acts 1:6-11 New Living Translation
The Ascension of YAHUSHUA (JESUS)
6 So when the apostles were with YAHUSHUA (JESUS), they kept asking him, “LORD, has the time come for you to free Israel and restore our kingdom?”
7 HE replied, “The FATHER alone has the authority to set those dates and times, and they are not for you to know. 8 But you will receive power when the HOLY SPIRIT comes upon you. And you will be my witnesses, telling people about me everywhere—in Jerusalem, throughout Judea, in Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”
9 After saying this, HE was taken up into a cloud while they were watching, and they could no longer see him. 10 As they strained to see HIM rising into heaven, two white-robed men suddenly stood among them. 11 “Men of Galilee,” they said, “why are you standing here staring into heaven? YAHUSHUA (JESUS) has been taken from you into heaven, but someday HE will return from heaven in the same way you saw him go!”
YAHUSHUA HA MASHIACH had HIS final face-to-face/panim-a-panim conversation with HIS disciples in HIS earthly body (human form) on the Mount of Olives which is also known as the Olive Grove. Prior to this, close to here, HE was arrested in preparation for HIS crucifixion, death and resurrection. What are the implications of Mount Olives? Why there?
The Mount of Olives or Mount Olivet (Hebrew: הַר הַזֵּיתִים, Har ha-Zeitim; Arabic: جبل الزيتون, الطور, Jabal al-Zaytun, Al-Tur) is a mountain ridge east of and adjacent to Jerusalem’s Old City. It is named for the olive groves that once covered its slopes.
Reference: Mount of Olives – Wikipedia
Olives are known for producing oil (Olive Oil). They go through a process of being hard-pressed in order to produce the oil. The oil takes 8 days to produce as we have learned through the Festival of Chanukah (Hanukkah)/Dedication & Lights story. YAHUSHUA was crushed for 3 days after which HE came out triumphant over all evil! HE made a way for us where there seemed to be no way.
The same place where YAHUSHUA was arrested and the beginning of HIS crushing, HE ascended into the Heavens. HE returned to HIS Heavenly ABBA/FATHER with good news. Upon HIS Ascension, HE was Glorified. HE obtained a Glorified body.
John 17:1-5 New King James Version (NKJV)
YAHUSHUA (JESUS)Prays for HIMSELF To Be Glorified
17 YAHUSHUA spoke theWORDS, lifted up HIS eyes to heaven, and said: “ABBA (FATHER), the hour has come. Glorify YOUR SON, that YOUR SON also may glorify YOU, 2 as YOU have given HIM authority over all flesh, that HE [a]should give eternal life to as many as YOU have given HIM. 3 And this is eternal life, that they may know YOU, the only true ELOHIM (GOD), and YAHUSHUA HA MASHIACH whom YOU have sent. 4 I have glorified YOU on the earth. I have finished the work which YOU have given ME to do. 5 And now, O ABBA (FATHER), Glorify ME together [b]with YOURSELF, with the Glory which I had with YOU before the world was.
Revelation 1:9-20 New King James Version (NKJV)
Vision of the SON of YAH/ELOHIM (not Man)
9 I, John, [a]both your brother and companion in the tribulation and kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was on the island that is called Patmos for the WORD of ELOHIM and for the testimony of YAHUSHUA HA MASHIACH. 10 I was in the SPIRIT on the LORD YAHUVEH’S (YAHWEH’S) Day, and I heard behind me a loud voice, as of a trumpet, 11 saying, [b]“I AM the (ALEPH) Alpha and the (TAV) Omega, the First and the Last,” and, “What you see, write in a book and send it to the seven churches [c]which are in Asia: to Ephesus, to Smyrna, to Pergamos, to Thyatira, to Sardis, to Philadelphia, and to Laodicea.”
12 Then I turned to see THE VOICE that spoke with me. And having turned I saw seven golden lampstands, 13 and in the midst of the seven lampstands One like the SON of ELOHIM (not Man), clothed with a garment down to the feet and girded about the chest with a golden band. 14 HIS HEAD and HAIR were white like wool, as white as snow, and HIS EYES like a flame of fire; 15 HIS FEET were like fine brass, as if refined in a furnace, and HIS VOICE as the sound of many waters; 16 HE had in HIS right hand seven stars, out of HIS MOUTH went a sharp two-edged sword, and HIS COUNTENANCE was like the sun shining in its strength. 17 And when I saw HIM, I fell at HIS FEET as dead. But HE laid HIS right hand on me, saying [d]to me, “Do not be afraid; I AM the First and the Last. 18 I AM HE who lives, and was dead, and behold, I AM alive forevermore. Amen. And I have the keys of [e]Hades and of Death. 19 [f]Write the things which you have seen, and the things which are, and the things which will take place after this. 20 The [g]mystery of the seven stars which you saw in My RIGHT HAND, and the seven golden lampstands: The seven stars are the [h]angels of the seven churches, and the seven lampstands [i]which you saw are the seven churches.
YAHUSHUA HA MASHIACH made way for us to receive the RUACH HA KODESH (WISDOM, COMFORTER, DIVINE PRESENCE OF YAH, HELPER, PEACE/SHALOM, ADVOCATE) into our spiritual bodies.
This is what YAHUSHUA is saying to us:
John 14:15-31 New King James Version (NKJV)
YAHUSHUA (JESUS) Promises Another HELPER
15 “If you love ME, [a]keep MY commandments. 16 And I will pray the ABBA (FATHER), and HE will give you another [b]HELPER, that HE may abide with you forever— 17 the RUACH (SPIRIT) of TRUTH, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees HER nor knows HER; but you know SHE, for SHE dwells with you and will be in you. 18 I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you.
Video: Thomas Tallis – If ye love me – The Cambridge singers
Video: T Tallis, If Ye Love Me, Vox Luminis
I find it interesting that as YAHUSHUA HA MASHIACH is about to introduce the subject of RUACH HA KODESH, HE firstly talks about HIS Commandments. What does this tell us?
RUACH HA KODESH (HOLY SPIRIT) whose Name from the foundations of the earth is SHKINYINYAH GLORY has a strong connection with YAH’S Commandments.
THERE IS A VERY STRONG RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN YAH’S COMMANDMENTS AND RUACH HA KODESH and interestingly, THEY ARE BOTH GIVEN TO US ON THE SAME DAY – SHAVU’OT/WEEKS/PENTECOST!
Both RUACH HA KODESH and the Ten Commandments/TORAH are a seal of betrothal and marriage to YAH Almighty!
Revelation 7:1-4 New King James Version
The Sealed of Israel
7 After these things I saw four angels standing at the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, that the wind should not blow on the earth, on the sea, or on any tree. 2 Then I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living ELOHIM (GOD). And he cried with a loud voice to the four angels to whom it was granted to harm the earth and the sea, 3 saying, “Do not ELOHIM (GOD) on their foreheads.” 4 And I heard the number of those who were sealed. One hundred and forty-four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel were sealed:
Ephesians 1:13-14 New King James Version
13 In HIM you also trusted, after you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation; in whom also, having believed, you were sealed with the RUACH HA KODESH (HOLY SPIRIT) of promise, 14 who[a] is the [b]guarantee of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, to the praise of HIS GLORY.
Ephesians 4:30 New King James Version
2 Corinthians 1:21-23 New King James Version
23 Moreover I call ELOHIM (GOD) as witness against my soul, that to spare you I came no more to Corinth.
Why ascend to the Heavens on the 40th day and why allow 10 days preparation for the in-filling of RUACH HA KODESH?
Well, YAH knows best in full.
The Meaning of Number 40:
Mentioning 146 times in Scripture, the number 40 generally symbolizes a period of testing, trial or probation.
During Moses’ life he lived forty years in Egypt and forty years in the desert before YAH selected him to lead his people out of slavery.
Moses was also on Mount Sinai for 40 days and nights, on two separate occasions (Exodus 24:18, 34:1 – 28), receiving YAH’S laws. He also sent spies, for forty days, to investigate the land YAH promised the Israelites as an inheritance (Numbers 13:25, 14:34).
The prophet Jonah powerfully warned ancient Nineveh, for forty days, that its destruction would come because of its many sins.
The prophet Ezekiel laid on YAH’S right side for 40 days to symbolize Judah’s sins (Ezekiel 4:6).
Elijah went 40 days without food or water at Mount Horeb.
YAHUSHUA was tempted by the devil not just three times, but many times during the 40 days and nights HE fasted just before HIS ministry began. HE also appeared to HIS disciples and others for 40 days after HIS resurrection from the dead.
The number forty can also represent a generation of man. Because of their sins after leaving Egypt, YAH swore that the generation of Israelites who left Egyptian bondage would not enter their inheritance in Canaan (Deuteronomy 1). The children of Israel were punished by wandering the wilderness for 40 years before a new generation was allowed to possess the promised land.
YAHUSHUA, just days before HIS crucifixion, prophesied the total destruction of Jerusalem (Matthew 24:1 – 2, Mark 13:1 – 2). Forty years after his crucifixion in 30 A.D., the mighty Roman Empire destroyed the city and burned its beloved temple to the ground.
How does the number 40 relate to humility?
YAH allowed the ancient Israelites, from time to time, to be harassed and dominated by certain enemies in order to chastise and humble them for their sins.
The Philistines, in the southern and western parts of Israel’s land, harassed them from 1105 to 1065 B.C. YAH’S resolution to the harassment was Samson (see Judges 13:1, 1 Samuel 7:13, 15 – 17).
Additional info on the Biblical Meaning of 40
The Bible was written by forty different people.
Those called of YAH NOW are under probation, or judgment, based on how they live by every word of YAH.
In summary, the number 40 signifies:
We can conclude that YAH chose Day 40 for YAHUSHUA HA MASHIACH to ascend to the Heavens because HIS best friends whom HE was to leave behind, that is HIS disciples would live, lives of testing, trial, probation, humility and judgement until they passed on to eternity. The same goes for us who have accepted YAH’S Salvation and walk faithfully in YAHUSHUA’S footsteps.
YAHUSHUA HA MASHIACH had deposited so much in them and then commanded them to spread HIS Gospel to the uttermost ends of the earth. This was their coommission.
The next question is to answer is: Why 10 days of preparation for receiving RUACH HA KODESH?
The Meaning of Number 10:
In the Bible, the number 10 is used 242 times. The designation “10th” is used 79 times. Ten is also viewed as a complete and perfect number, as is 3, 7 and 12. It is made up of 4, the number of the physical creation, and 6, the number of man. As such, 10 signifies testimony, law, responsibility and the completeness of order.
In Genesis 1 we find the phrase “ELOHIM (YAH) said” 10 times, which is a testimony of HIS Creative Power. ELOHIM gave the 10 Commandments to man. Ten therefore represents man’s responsibility to keep the commandments.
A tithe is a 10th of our earnings and is a testimony of our faith in the LORD YAHUVEH (YAHWEH).
The Passover LAMB was selected on day 10 of the 1st month (Exodus 12:3), as was YAHUSHUA, the LAMB that takes away the sins of the world (John 12:28 – 29; 1 Corinthians 5:7).
Day 10 of the 7th month is also the Holy Day known as the Day of Atonement. This unique day of fasting pictures the removal of Satan, the author of sin, before the Millennial reign of YAHUSHUA begins (Revelation 20:1 – 2).
The last great world-ruling kingdom of man under Satan is symbolized prophetically by the 10 toes of Daniel 2 and the 10 horns of Revelation 13 and 17.
How is the number 10 related to the Exodus?
The 10 plagues YAH sent on ancient Egypt, in order to free HIS people, represented HIS complete and total judgment of the pagan empire.
- The Nile River is turned into blood
- Plague of Frogs
- Plague of Lice
- Swarms of Beasts
- Plague on the Cattle
- Great storm of hail, thunder and lightening
- Darkness over the entire land for three days
- The death of the firstborn of both man and beast
According to John 14, RUACH HA KODESH is to constantly (amongst other things) guide us by reminding us of YAH’S instructions (TORAH/Law/WORD) so that we don’t go in the wrong direction.
In summary, Number 10 represents:
- completeness of order
Note that ten commandments were given to us on Mount Sinai on SHAVU’OT/Weeks which is 10 days from the day of YAHUSHUA’S Ascension.
- What I gather from this study of number 10 is that, for each day of preparation, the Disciples of YAHUSHUA who waited on the infilling of RUACH HA KODESH were to spend some time each day in repenting for transgressing against YAH – one commandment per day for ten days.
- 10 days of preparation because they would bear a great testimony to give to the rest of the world as we saw in Acts 2:14-39.
Matthew 28:18-20 New King James Version
18 And YAHUSHUA came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to ME in heaven and on earth. 19 Go [a]therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the FATHER and of the SON and of the RUACH HA KODESH, 20 teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” [b]Amen.
- 10 days of preparation also speak of the responsibility that the disciples would bear as a result of receiving RUACH HA KODESH on SHAVU’OT. This is what YAHUSHUA said to them:
Acts 1:8 New King James Version
8 But you shall receive power when the RUACH HA KODESH has come upon you; and you shall be [a]witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”
What does divine completeness mean?
What appears as growth and progression is our increasing awareness of what has always been spiritually true. It is the law of divine completeness being manifested in our human experience. Completeness is not just a theoretical or intellectual concept. It is practical and provable in our everyday lives.
YAHUSHUA’S followers were left with great responsibilities. They sacrificed a lot to fulfil YAH’S Destiny set for them. They endeavoured to please YAH Almighty. They obeyed YAHUSHUA. They stayed in YAHrushalayim/Jerusalem in order to receive ABBA YAHUVEH’S (YAHWEH’S) Promise. ABBA YAHUVEH fulfilled HIS WORD! When they received ABBA YAHUVEH’S Promise, they changed, for example, Peter was very fearful and timid before receiving RUACH HA KODESH however when RUACH HA KODESH came upon him, Peter changed. He become very bold in an amazing way. RUACH HA KODESH presence in YAHUSHUA’S disciples caused pandemonium in Israel. A Great Revival/Awakening began in Israel and spread to the rest of the world. Those who rejected YAH’S Salvation and RUACH HA KODESH manifestation in YAH’S People started various battles against the believers in YAHUSHUA HA MASHIACH. Sadly, many lost their lives.
We that have accepted YAH’S Salvation and received RUACH HA KODESH and are endeavouring to walk faithfully in HIS footsteps have a responsibility also. We will be persecuted heavily particularly in these end times.
We’re going to spend the next 10 days left of the Omer Count waiting on YAH, seeking HIS Face much more.
We need a great outpouring of RUACH HA KODESH in our lives and world wide.
We need YAH’S intervention in this season of Satan’s darkness (pandemic).
Join us as we meet daily at 2 and 8. We read Psalm 120 as well as Exodus 20. We will also read Exodus 19 as well as Acts 2.
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John 14:25-31 New King James Version
The Gift of HIS Peace
25 “These things I have spoken to you while being present with you. 26 But the [a]HELPER, the RUACH HA KODESH (HOLY SPIRIT), whom the ABBA (FATHER) will send in MY NAME, HE will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you. 27 PEACE I leave with you, MY PEACE I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. 28 You have heard ME say to you, ‘I AM going away and coming back to you.’ If you loved ME, you would rejoice because [b]I said, ‘I EM going to the ABBA (FATHER),’ for MY FATHER is greater than I.
29 “And now I have told you before it comes, that when it does come to pass, you may believe. 30 I will no longer talk much with you, for the ruler of this world is coming, and he has nothing in ME. 31 But that the world may know that I love the FATHER and as the FATHER gave ME commandment, so I do. Arise, let us go from here.
Pesach a.k.a Passover this year fell on sun-down Wednesday 8th April to sun-down Friday 10th April. The FirstFruits festival this year was celebrated on sun-down Saturday 11th April 2020.
Interestingly, also, in this Roman Gregorian Calendar year 2020, Prophet Elisheva EliYAHU (Elisabeth Elijah) – YAH’S Elijah of new according to Malachai 4:5-6 had her birthday fall on a Shabbat which also happened to be the 10th day of the month of Nisan/Aviv on the Hebrew Calendar year 5780.
On the 10th day, YAHUSHUA HA MASHIACH was unknowingly selected as the suitable LAMB (perfect) to be sacrificed unto ABBA YAHUVEH 4 days later (on the Passover festival).
During Pesach/Passover as well as on Shabbat weekly, it is tradition to cry unto YAH Almighty to bring HIS Elijah/EliYAHU of new so that the end can come and our liberation can fully manifest physically in this earthly world. The link below gives some useful information:
The Number “4” (a.k.a “444”): Biblical/Spiritual Significance in Relation to “Eliyahu Ha Navi (a.k.a Elijah The Prophet)” in 2018
Video: Amightywind 26th Year face to face with Apostle Elisheva Eliyahu – See fun fireworks!
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We started counting the Omer of the sun-down Thursday 9th April 2020 and will finish on Thursday 28th May 2020 at which point it will be Day 49 and the festival of SHAVU’OT/Weeks a.k.a PENTECOST will commence.
OMER COUNTING: Year 5780/2020 (April-May) Guide