Thy Loving Kindness Endures Forever

Shabbat Shalom! Notes from Wellspring Israel’s teaching video last night.

The Israelites believed in Moses being the deliver. They had been in bondage for 400 years. But when Pharaoh hardened his heart and made things much more difficult for the slaves, they lost their breath. Exodus 6:9-10, “So Moses spoke accordingly to the Children of Israel; but they did not heed Moses because of shortness of breath and hard labor.”

This passage may not say much to you so let me expound a little for you to see this picture. The harder life gets because of the pharaoh’s in our lives…it is hard to believe. The enemy has a way of constricting one’s life to where they cannot walk in hope, faith, and belief. This was the very scenario of the Children of Israel.

Could this be you or someone you know? There is hope.

When Moses ask the Lord, “who should I say sent me?” God answered, “YHVH/AdonaI” the one with Loving Kindness. When life hits us hard THY LOVING KINDNESS IS BETTER THAN LIFE.

In Hebrew the numerical value of YHVH is 26. There were 26 generations from Adam to Moses. Ten generations from Adam to Noah. Ten generations from Noah to Abraham and 6 generations from Abraham to Moses. In Exodus 6:2-3, “The Lord said to Moses, I am the Lord, I revealed myself to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob by the name El Shaddai but my name (YHVH/Adonai) the Lord was not known to them(Children of Israel.)”

Just like then, God wants to reveal Himself to us as Adonai/YHVH, Thy Loving Kindness. In Psalms 136 David writes of Adonai as being His love endures forever. Twenty six in Hebrew is derived from two numbers 13 X 2=26. The number 13 is the value of Hebrew words (echad) One and (ahavah) love. Together they equal 26.

Significantly, God revealed Himself to Israel as YHVH when they were at the lowest of emotions and life where they could not even breathe. God was saying to Moses, tell them I am to them, “Loving Kindness.”

If you find yourself just like the Children of Israel today, there is HOPE! In Psalms 136, David writes 26 times, “His Love Endures Forever.” Take the time to read Psalms 136 today. It will give you breath so you can breathe again and not be constricted.

I think it is not a coincidence that Covid constricts one’s breath in the physical. Thus constricting our society of work, worship, gathering, socializing, and travel. I myself am not going to allow the spirit of Pharaoh/Covid to constrict my breathing so I can’t see God’s hope, vision, and destiny. I’m singing the song today, “THY LOVING KINDNESS IS BETTER THAN LIFE.” Will you sing it with me? Shabbat Shalom!
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The 11th Hour, November 3, 2020

We are at the 11th hour:

As I was preparing for my Wellspring Israel ministry Facebook post this morning November 1, 2020 I heard the Lord ask, “what month is today in the Gregorian Calendar?” I said the 11th month of November. I knew He was asking me for me to study my Hebrew alphanumerical resources, because He didn’t ask the question for Himself. But for me to share.

The number 11 in scripture is a revelatory number. Eleven can be a number of judgment or a number of blessings. Number 11 in judgement has to do with the unbelief and disobedience of man that brings disorder, thus judgement. On the other side the number 11 has to do with man’s faith and obedience in return brings God’s Blessings. The number of 11 is made up of two numbers in scripture 6 the number for man or flesh and 5 the number for God’s grace. Like in Joshua’s day I believe God is watching to see which side America stands. “Choose this day who you will serve. For me and my house we will serve the Lord.”

So we find ourselves in America at the 11th hour. The eleventh hour has to do with URGENCY, where we will either receive God’s blessings or God’s judgments. In scripture,God is speaking some positive things concerning the number 11.

Hebrews 11 is known as the Hall of Faith. Without going through the study of Hebrews, Hebrews is all about a better covenant not made with hands, but made through Yeshua, King Jesus. The eleventh chapter in Hebrews is a history lesson of the people who followed God by FAITH and in return they and their family for generations walk in God’s Grace and Favor. In Hebrews 11 there are 11 people or groups of people God says are in His Hall of Fame for the Faith. They are: Abel, Enoch, Noah, Abraham & Sarah, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, Moses, Rahab, Gideon & Barak, and the Prophets: Samuel, Jepthah, David and Samuel.

Would you like to be on the winning team? Choose this day who you will serve. For King David there were 11 mighty men of valor. They were kind of like his Secret Service who fought the enemy and were victorious. They were: Ezer, Obadiah, Eliab, Mishmannah, Jeremiah, Attai, Eliel, Johanan, Elzabad, Jeremiah, Makbannai.

The Greatest Hero of All was Yeshua, King Jesus. He was 33 years of age when He defeated three foes of his children, you and I. He defeated three little kings that Satan uses day and night to destroy and wear down people. These little kings are sin, death, and the cross. Each one of these little kings brings chaos and disorder which represents 11 but God, through King Jesus defeated them once and for all Colossians 2:11-15. Three times eleven(3 x 11=33)

In the book of Revelation the promises of God are only for those who OVERCOME. In the end King Jesus is going to come and mop up and destroy every work of Satan and his cohorts. Did you know the word “overcometh” is mentioned 11 times in Revelation? Not only that, but the word “overcome” is mentioned 22 times in the Old Testament. You can’t make this stuff up! Isaiah 22:22 is known as the Keys of David to Open doors and to Shut doors. Twenty two is 11 doubled. So we can also see God’s Double Blessing to govern in the heavenlies God’s righteous mandates here on earth.
So I’ve written this to show you we are living at THE ELEVENTH HOUR here in America.

Will the people of God, the church, and the body of Christ stand up and be counted? Will be a Church in the last days that is salt and light or will be a church that gathers but does not have a Head? This November 3rd, 2020 will tell the story. There are many churches in America. In fact you can find one on every street corner. It saddens me to say that many of these churches are not the Bride, the body of Christ. They have become a gathering of Satan. They are really monsters having a body but being headless. Not every church, nor steeple belongs to Yeshua, King Jesus. A headless church/body is useless, dead, and good for nothing, Revelation 2 and 3. When something belongs to King Jesus it is supposed to be used for Christ’s purpose. Pastor Troy Brewer has said, “When something or someone is out of order through disobedience and Christ is not first, God will judge it and stamp the number 11 on it.”

This Tuesday the eleventh month and third day of 2020 we get to choose disorder or blessings for our Nation. For me and my house we will choose to serve the Lord. How about you and your house? Shalom! Wellspring Israel

God’s Got This!

PEACE: Genesis 1 through Genesis 6:8

This week”s Torah Reading begins with The Creation story in Genesis 1 and goes through the Genesis 6:8. Before God(Elohim) made Eve He told Adam not to eat of the fruit of the Tree of Good and Evil, because if you do you will surely die. It is interesting that the serpent ask Eve if you eat of it you surely won’t die, not Adam. The serpent tempted Eve in the Garden. The devil tempted Yeshua in a desert. Let that contrast sink in.

Eve’s temptation centered around three realities—the fruit was:

  1. Good for food (even though she could eat of any other tree)
  2. A delight to the eyes
  3. To be desired to make one wise (Gen 3:6/ESV)

Now compare the three temptations that Yeshua successfully overcame:

  1. Turn stones into bread (food to eat after He hadn’t eaten for 40 days)
  2. Throw Himself down and put on a supernatural rescue show (look impressive)
  3. Worship the satan in exchange for control of the world’s kingdoms (success)

Eve may have “fallen,” but her Seed would rise to the occasion in a strikingly similar encounter thousands of years in the future. The enemy may be “shrewder than any animal of the field” (Gen 3:1), but he has no original material—he merely repackages the same old stuff. Through Yeshua, we can face life’s multiplied temptations victoriously. The Lord’s victories in the desert and on the cross reached their culmination as He stood, gloriously resurrected, in a garden (once again).

Elohim in the Hebrew language has the alpha numeric number of “86”. Elohim describes God as the all-powerful Omnipotent One who has absolute power and control over everything. The fact that both Elohim and hateva (“nature”) have the same numerical value (86) underscores this concept. Elohim (86) is the One who created and has complete power over all creation (86).

Yeshua came in the flesh and tabernacle with us (this is another reason why it is important to celebrate Sukkot) Yeshua is Elohim’s Son. Yeshua, like His Father has the same characteristics. Thus Yeshua has the power and authority to overcome nature(hateva “86”).

As I have been quarantined for the past 10 days with Covid Yeshua, has the Omnipotent power over the natural disease of Covid. If he can speak to the wind and storm and say “Shalom”(peace), He can speak to anything in this natural realm with authority. Be encouraged that no matter what you are going through in the natural realm, Elohim and Yeshua has GOT THIS. SHALOM!

Yom Kippur/Yeshua/Baptism

“G’mar chatima Tova” is Hebrew for the greeting, “may your name be written in the Book of Life”, the traditional greeting during Yom Kippur(Day of Atonement.). Day of Atonement began tonight at sundown and continues until tomorrow evening, September 28th at sundown. It is the Highest Holy Day in the Biblical Calendar. First of all Yeshua is our Atoning Sacrifice, Hebrew 9: 11-15.

Secondly it is the work of Yeshua, King Jesus’ work on the cross that seals our redemption and breaks the yoke of sin and it’s curse.

It was at Yom Kippur Yeshua, King Jesus was Baptized in the Jordan:

Therefore, leaving the discussion of the elementary principles of Christ, let us go on to perfection, not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward God, of the doctrine of baptisms, of laying on of hands, of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment. And this we will do if God permits.
Hebrews 6:1-3

We’ve been taught Baptism is a testimony of a inner work. But that is just not all of the reason for Baptism. If that is true, then why was Yeshua, King Jesus Baptized? Because there was no sin in Him. He was the perfect Lamb of God. During Yom Kippur ever Jewish person presented himself for Baptism. They knew that going into water was

  1. BREAKING OFF OF ALL LIMITATIONS
  2. BREAKING OF ALL CURSES BROUGHT ABOUT THROUGH DISOBEDIENCE
  3. BREAKING OF THE FAILURE MINDSET

He came up out of the water and the Holy Spirit rested upon Him. His Father said, “this is my Son whom I am well pleased.”

Every Jewish person believe Messiah would come on Yom Kippur. And He did! At Yom Kippur Yeshua became the Lamb of God and Atonement all man’s sin.

The Mikvah was the Baptismal tank in the Temple. Every priest before they ministered would go into the water, in the Mikvah, including Yeshua.

According to John 3, without being born of water, cutting off all the limitations of the world(earth) womb, you cannot be born of the Spirit.

This afternoon we baptized over 30 people cutting all limitations off of them for the new year, 5781. It was a glorious time of God’s weighty glory upon all who participated. I challenge you before tomorrow night at sundown to enter into the Mikvah(Baptism) and allow God to cut off your limiatations of this past year so you may walk in the blessings of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. In Hebraic thought, Tomorrow evening God’s book of Life and Book of Record will be sealed for another year. It is during this 24 hour period God determines fo us His Blessing to be poured out.

If you have a pool, bathtub, shower, or a bowl by faith enter into the Mikvah and experience God’s freedom and deliverance. Shalom!

This Week’s Torah Reading, September 27-October 3

THIS WEEK’S READINGS: Sukkot
TORAH

Sunday / Leviticus 22:26-33 Monday / Leviticus 23:1-3 Tuesday / Leviticus 23:4-8 Wednesday / Leviticus 23:9-14 Thursday / Leviticus 23:15-22 Friday / Leviticus 23:23-32 Saturday / Leviticus 23:33-44

Haftarah: Zechariah 14:1-21

New Covenant: Luke 2:1-20

The New Year 5781 A Year To Open Your Mouth and Breathe

5780’s and 2020’s ARE THE DECADE OF DECLARATION. To Open Your Mouth and DECLARE DOUBLE FOR YOUR TROUBLE. Declare, I WILL BE FRUITFUL AND MULTIPLY!

Today is the First day of the Biblical month of Tishri. Those who know what the Spirit is saying and set their days upon the season, timing, and days to the Feasts of the Lord realize today is a weighty day of God’s Holy Presence as we close the door on this past year, 5780 in the Biblical Calendar.

This past Friday night at sundown we enter into the New Year of 5781. The Hebrew language is so colorful and pictorial in meaning deeper than our English language. The Number “80” is a picture of a mouth wide open. So starting Friday nightwe entered in the year and decade of the MOUTH WIDE OPEN!

Pey” is the Hebrew letter for the number 80, a picture symbol of a mouth. Discerning when to speak and when to be quiet will be a critical component during the next decade if we are to see the Kingdom of God growing in our lives and our world through our declarations of faith. The Hebrew letter “Ayin” (the eye) gives insight, but it is the “Pey” (mouth) that gives insight expression. Wisdom is the key.

The mouth is the expression of the breath. Through our mouths the breath becomes vocalized. The main channel through which breath is exchanged is through the mouth, thus the mouth becomes a powerful expression of the Breath of the Holy Spirit. It can also become a powerful expression of our own breath. In the Hebrew alphabet “Pey” follows “Ayin,” which emphasizes that sight precedes expression. Those who have spent a great deal of time seeing what God is saying should have no difficulty in the next decade also expressing His thoughts in word and deed. Conversely, because the eyes are more emphasized than the mouth, those who are blind will speak blindly, an unceasing mindless chatter due to blind consumption.

What Should we Declare in this New Year 5781?

  1. Declare the Impossible IS Possible!
  2. Declare I am the Righteousness of God!
  3. Declare Thy Will Be Done!
  4. Declare Prayer is powerful! A Prophetic Word to the Church

The saints in Heaven are asking the army on earth to pray, not to retreat, or to leave the Church but to Pray for Her. To hold fast against the assails of the devil of which the gates of hell will not prevail! (Matthew 16:17-19).

Declare with me “I will widen my mouth in prayer to you O’ Lord! I will widen my mouth in repentance. I will widen my mouth against the lies and tactics of the enemy. I will widen my mouth to stand firm against the onslaught of hell against my family, church, and Nation. I will widen my mouth to pray for your Bride, your shepherds in the earth, and all your holy anointed ones. Grant me the Grace in prayer to stand firm until the Last Day.”

How we begin, sets the trajectory for the rest of the year!

Shalom Friends!

So much of our lives seem to have been canceled or put on hold as a result of the global pandemic. From the regular rhythms of church and school to celebrations like weddings and anniversaries, cancellations abound. But I have good news today: Yeshua and His Kingdom cannot be canceled! The Messiah and His mission continue to march on! His Holy Days have not been canceled! Join us on this Friday at 7pm on FB Live as we celebrate the Biblical New Year, 5781 with many believers both Jewish and Gentile.

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Why Should Christians Celebrate The Feast? Seven Blessings

In nine days begins The Feast of Tabernacles with The Blowing of Trumpets, Rosh Hashanah, September 19-20. Seven Blessings of Celebrating Feasts of Tabernacles. Why should Christians Celebrate The Feast? I thought that was a Jewish Tradition.

One of the most important observances of Torah is in the Biblical calendar when God tells the children of Israel: “These are the appointed feasts of the LORD that you shall proclaim as holy convocations; they are my appointed feasts” (Leviticus 23:2). No where in scripture does it say that the Feasts are Jewish only. He gave them to the Jewish people to celebrate Him. But through Yeshua the Gentiles have been grafted into the same blessings and observances. Romans 11:17

The Jewish people and Gentiles are to join in with God through Yeshua HaMashiac in sanctifying his holy days as they observe them in the manner he prescribed. The Apostle Paul writes in Romans, “The Jews were entrusted with the oracles of God” (Romans 3:2). Included in “the oracles of God” that have been entrusted to the Jewish people is the Sabbath and the festivals. Indeed, as Israel stood at the base of Mount Sinai God instructed the Jewish people in his calendar and gave the festivals for them to observe and pass on from generation to generation.

Moadim at Creation
However, before the instructions on the festivals are given to the Jewish people at Mount Sinai, we find the festivals mentioned in general at creation. Let’s turn to Genesis 1:14:
God said, “Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night. And let them be for signs and for seasons, and for days and years, and let them be lights in the expanse of the heavens to give light upon the earth.”

On the fourth day of creation God created the lights in the sky as markers for seasons, days, and years. However, we miss something in the Hebrew with almost all English translations. “Seasons” is the Hebrew word moadim (מעדים) and this is the first occurrence of the word. Moadim is the plural of mo’ed, which means, “a set time,” coming from the root ya’ad (“to set, designate,” יעד). David Rudolph, in a bulletin, “Festivals in Genesis 1:14, Tyndale bulletin 54, no.2(2003): 23-20, points out that in every other instance where the plural moadim appears in the Hebrew of the Torah English Bibles translate it as “festivals “ and argues that it should be translated as such here in Genesis 1 as well. In turn it would be rendered “And let them be for signs and for festivals, and for days and years.” This is how it is understood in Targum Pseudo-Jonathan:
And the Lord said, “Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens, to distinguish between the day and the night; and let them be for signs and for festival times, and for the numbering by them the account of days, and for the sanctifying of the beginning of months, and the beginning of years, the passing away of months, and the passing away of years, the revolutions of the sun, the birth of the moon, and the revolving (of seasons).” (Targum Pseudo-Jonathan to Genesis 1:14)

This means that the festivals of Israel are first introduced and alluded to here in creation. Although the festivals were later committed and entrusted to the Jewish nation, they contain universal truths and applications for all mankind to celebrate. God set up these holy appointments with his people from the beginning of creation. It’s no wonder then that we find the festivals alluded to in the book of Genesis.

So, as we celebrate the Moadim (Festival or Feasts) of our Lord which is today the beginning of Feast of Tabernacles with Rosh HaShannah the Blowing of Trumpets, September 19-20, Yom Kippur, Day of Atonement, September 28, and Sukkot, Tabernacles, Oct. 3-9 let us be reminded of the SEVEN BENEFITS SPOKEN IN SCRIPTURE who honor God’s Holy High Convocations:

SEVEN ANOINTINGS OF THE FEAST OF TABERNACLES:

  1. Holy Spirit’s Glory and Power: John 7: 37-38
  2. Revelation and Illumination: John 8: 12
  3. Prosperity and 100 Fold Harvest: Malachi 3:8, Mark 4: 20
  4. Favor Psalms 118: 5-8
  5. Victory Over My Enemies: Psalms 118: 10-13
  6. Strength to Live and Not Die: Psalms 118: 14-17
  7. Abundant Joy and Rejoicing: Psalms 118: 24-29

Day 4 of Elul: The Law of Displacement

Day Of 4 of Teshuvah of Biblical month of Elul. Teshuvah means RETURN or REPENTANCE as in to the Lord. Blow your Shofar 4 times. The Number 4 in Hebrew has to do with Times and Seasons. Not only as to Summer, Fall, Winter, and Spring. But to do also with God’s Moadims: The yearly Feasts, Monthly new moons, and the weekly Shabbats.

The month of Elul has to do with the Law of Displacement: Light displaces darkness, you don’t get rid of it, just turn on the light, darkness must flee. Daniel said, “you get rid of evil by acts of righteousness.” Walk right and darkness will flee.

So what do you need to Displace over your life? Write in comments…

Father, in the name of Yeshua, King Jesus I displace:

Sickness with the Faith for healing.

Sin and disobedience with Repentance and confession.

Offense, Bitterness, and Hate with walking in forgiveness.

Jealousy and Covetousness with Thankfulness and Praise for what I have and where I live and work.

National Lawlessness and Rioting with Declaring Revival and Holy Spirit outpouring of God’s Love.

Division and Strife with Unity.

Deceit, falsehood, and lying with Truth and Light.

Destruction, Mayhem, and fighting with Peace, Protection, and Victory.

Speaking things that are not as though they are!
Speaking life disbursing darkness with your tongue.
Praying the opposite until wrong becomes right

Be Careful Your Sins Don’t Find You Out

Tonight at sundown begins the 12th Biblical month of Elul. This is very significant beacause it is the time of Return and Repentance called in Hebrew, “Teshuvah.” Thirty days from tonight is Rosh Hashanah beginning the Feast of Tabernacles and 10 days after Rosh Hashanah is Yom Kippur, Day of Atonement. So the next 40 days is a time of repentance and returning back to Adonai your Father.

Seasons and timing are very important in Hebraic thought and to God. During this 40 day period the story of the prodigal son takes place. That is why every day the Father watches to see if his rebellious son is coming home. Because it is the 40 days of return, Teshuvah.

This month is also known as the month when the King is in your field, the Book of Ruth in the Old Testament. In Hebraic thought, all other time of the year the King is in his palace. To have an audience with him one must go to the palace hoping he is accessible. But during this month the King comes to your field. This is the Timing and Season Yeshua, King Jesus May return. I will blog on the significance of Rosh Hashanah, the Blowing of Trumpets in a later blog this month.

Join Debbie and me as we Return by confession, repentance, and reading the book of Ruth this month. It is customary to blow the trumpet (shofar) every day for the next 40 days as an Alarm in preparation for the Day of Atonement is approaching.

“Be careful your sins don’t find you out! Shalom!