Chesvan and the Number 8

As many of you know, Debbie and I have been on a journey for 19 years understanding our Jewish Roots in Christ Jesus.  We live our lives based on the Hebrew Calendar, the season and timing of our Lord.  Yesterday October 7, 2021 began the eighth Biblical Month of Cheshvan.  Here are some thoughts to help you focus, pray, and walk out the Biblical month of Chesvan:

The Alphabet: NUN-symbolizes Yeshua, King Jesus, Yeshua HaMashiach.  The first letter of the Hebrew alphabet is “Bet” and it is the first letter of Genesis 1:1, Beginning.  “Nun” is the last letter of the Hebrew alphabet and it is the last letter of Revelation 22:21, End.  This month focus on Yeshua, who is our beginning and end, Alpha and Omega, the first and the last.

The Tribe Chesvan represents “Manasseh.” Manasseh means: “For God has made me forget all my toil and all my father’s house.” Genesis 41:51.   This is the month of great grace and mercy.  Look for God working on your behalf to turn around the toil of your past.  Liken to when a mother toils hard for the birth of her child. But when the newborn child is laid on her chest she forgets the toil of labor.  God is restoring the years the locust have eaten.  He making the desert blossom and making water run in dry ground.  Let your faith increase and trust Father God.

The month of Messiah and New Beginnings:  The number “8” signifies eternal revelation and new beginning.  God does things in cycles.  A Greek mindset and understanding is linear, like a straight line: A, B, C, D.  The Hebrew mindset and understanding is cyclical.  God loves new beginnings.  Our salvation is a new beginning.  In Exodus at Passover God told the Israelites that he wanted to start for them a New Calendar, the month of Nissan, a new beginning from 400 years of bondage.  Revelation 21:5 says, “And he sat on the throne and said, ‘Behold I make all things new!’ And He said to me, Write: ‘for these words are true and faithful’.”

What God is saying through number 8 is God wants to change us from shattered and trembling victims to confidant overcomers who can truly do “all things through Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:13 Because 8 is the number of New Beginnings, through the Holy Spirit God inspired the writers of His Word to pen eight new things the Lord gives us through His New Covenant.

  1. A New Song (Psalms 96:1 and Revelation 5:5-9)
  2. A New Name (Isaiah 62:2 and Revelation 2:17)
  3. A New Heart (Ezekiel 18:31)
  4. A New Spirit (Ezekiel 11:19)
  5. A New Tongue (Mark 16:17 and Acts 2:4)
  6. A New Commandment (John 13:34)
  7. A New Heaven (Revelation 21:1)
  8. A New Earth (Isaiah 66:22)

Watch this:

  • Eight people were in the Ark when it rested on Ararat.  The Flood began in Cheshvan and ended the following year on Cheshvan.  Noah brought his sacrifice to God and God swore never again to flood the earth.
  • Circumcision was performed on the eighth day. Luke 2:21
  • King David was the eighth son of Jesse.
  • Aaron and his sons began ministry on the eighth day.
  • The word “born” was mentioned eight times in the conversation with Jesus and Nicodemus.
  • The word “water” was mentioned eight times in the conversation with the Women at the Well.
  • Elijah performed eight miracles.
  • Elisha performed sixteen miracles. 8 x 2= 16
  • Jesus rose on the eighth day. The first day of the week.
  • The title of Jesus, “Redeemer” shows up eight times in Scripture.
  • Psalms 119 is divided up in 22 sections with eight verses each.
  • Eight Women were prophets in the Bible
  • In Philippians 4:8 there are eight things to think upon: true, honest, just, pure, lovely, a good report, virtue and praise.
  • There are 16 Jehovah Titles in the Bible. 8×2=16

Jehovah Eloheim, the Lord eternal Creator

Jehovah Adonai, the Lord our Master

Jehovah Jireh, the Lord our Provider

Jehovah Nissi, the Lord our Banner

Jehovah Rapha, the Lord our Healer

Jehovah Shalom, the Lord our Peace

Jehovah Tsidkeenu, the Lord our Righteousness

Jehovah Saboath, the Lord of Hosts

Jehovah Shammah, the Lord is Present

Jehovah Elyon, the Lord Most High

Jehovah Rohi, the Lord my Shepherd

Jehovah Hoseenu, the Lord our Maker

Jehovah Eloheenu, the Lord our God

Jehovah Eloheka, the Lord your God

Jehovah Elohay, the Lord my God

Jehovah Mikkadeshkem, the Lord our Sanctifier

The name of Jesus has the numerical value of 888 in the Greek.

While the number of the anti-christ is 666. The Greek number of Jesus is 111×8.  In Greek the name of Jesus is “Iesous” equals 888. 

And finally, God revealed the sign of His covenant with a Rainbow in the eighth month of Chesvan.  God birthed the USA in 1976 (888×2=1,976.)  God birthed USA because our forefathers loved God. 

So, may this eighth month of Chesvan be for you and your family a month of New Beginnings creating in you New Birth in Yeshua, King Jesus. 

Shalom and Blessings from Jim and Debbie Laymon, Wellspring Israel.

(excerpts taken from Troy Brewers book, “Numbers that Preach.”)

This weeks Torah Reading Explained: Genesis 1:1 thru Genesis 6:8

This weeks Torah Reading Explained: Genesis 1:1 thru Genesis 6:8 The first word of Genesis 1, is the Hebrew word Beresheet, “in the beginning.” The first letter of Beresheet is the letter bet. When you look at the letter, it appears to be a house. The bet in Beresheet has a numerical value of two. Why would the first letter of the Bible have a numerical value of two? Because God created the world in twos.

He created heaven and earth. God created light and dark.

He created day and night and the sun and the moon.

He created the sea and dry ground.

God created man and woman.

The letter bet also represents blessing (bracha in Hebrew). Only when these two opposites come together is God’s blessing fully released. God will not bless woman and woman, or man and man. Notice He can only bless man and woman. This is why it says in Ephesians 5:31 and Genesis 2:24, “For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.”Beresheet can also be read “in the firstborn (or through the firstborn), God created world.” Bet is a picture of the world and the world existing in the firstborn Son, Yeshua-Jesus. In Him, we live and move and have our being (Acts 17:28).

The spiritual significance of the Torah, beginning with bet for us as followers of the Messiah, is that it also opens the word ben, or “son,” who is firstborn of the Father and is the Second Person (number two) of the Godhead. We, as believers in Yeshua King Jesus believe what is supported by Hebrews 1 and John 1. We believe original creation comes through the Son and new creation comes through the Son, the Messiah. He has already come and will come again.

Let’s go a bit deeper. As we’ve seen, when the letter bet is attached as a prefix to the word reisheet it can mean “through,” as in “Through the First, God created the heavens and the earth.” This reading makes reisheet the agent of Creation, which fits perfectly with John 1:1–3: “In the beginning was the Word. The Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. All things were made through Him, and apart from Him nothing was made that has come into being.”

Interesting enough, Beresheet has the numerical value in the Hebrew language of 931. Watch This:This numerical value is the Same as “Messiah” the first born of all creation (Col.1:15). (931)The number 931 also connects to death and resurrection through the Greek word egeiro (931). John 2:19, uses the word, “And in three days I will raise (this temple) up” (931). The phrase, “Adonai has made His Salvation known from Ps.98:2 also equals 931, which points back numerically to God creating the world due to the salvation of the first born.

Yeshua, King Jesus was God’s plan even before the foundations of this world, knowing He would become the sacrifice for man’s sin and disobedience.

You Can’t Make This Up but only God:The first letter of the Hebrew Alphabet is “Bet” and it is the first letter of Genesis 1:1. The last letter of the Hebrew Alphabet is “Nun.” Nun is the last letter of the Bible in Revelation which spells Amen. The first letter Bet and last letter Nun spells in Hebrew word “Ben” and “Ben” means “Son” in Hebrew. Here is the significance, from the first letter to the last letter in the Bible, everything in the Bible points to Yeshua, God’s son.

Our Prayer here at Wellspring Israel is that you and all your family experience Yeshua, King Jesus as both the beginning and the end. Blessings and Shalom! (excerpts copied from Rabbi Jason Sobel)

Everyone Is A Christian Until It Gets Biblical

The Name of God is forming on the Eastern Gate with Hyssop. YHVH-יהוה. Not only this but the dead sea turned blood red on this past Yom Kippur. Hyssop in the Torah was used for the sprinkling of Blood. Jesus second coming will happen and He will step through the Eastern Gate, the Gate Called Beautiful. Ezekiel 43:1-5, “Afterward he brought me to the gate, the gate that faces toward the east. 2 And behold, the glory of the God of Israel came from the way of the east. His voice was like the sound of many waters; and the earth shone with His glory. 3 It was like the appearance of the vision which I saw—like the vision which I saw when [a]I came to destroy the city. The visions were like the vision which I saw by the River Chebar; and I fell on my face. 4 And the glory of the Lord came into the [b]temple by way of the gate which faces toward the east. 5 The Spirit lifted me up and brought me into the inner court; and behold, the glory of the Lord filled the temple.”

Now watch this, In 1541 the King of Ottoman Empire, Sultan Suleiman closed off the Eastern gate because he had heard the prophecy of Yeshua, King Jesus. He even put a Moslem cemetery in front of it because he knew no Holy man would dare place his feet among the dead. Well, he didn’t know that our Messiah, King Jesus was victorious over death and the grave on the Cross. Come ON!

According to Ezekiel 44, Suleiman closing off the Eastern gate was fulfilling a prophecy. Ezekiel 44: 1-3 says, “Then He brought me back to the outer gate of the sanctuary which faces toward the east, but it was shut. 2 And the Lord said to me, “This gate shall be shut; it shall not be opened, and no man shall enter by it, because the Lord God of Israel has entered by it; therefore it shall be shut. 3 As for the prince, because he is the prince, he may sit in it to eat bread before the Lord; he shall enter by way of the vestibule of the gateway, and go out the same way.”

The Eastern Gate will be opened again when Yeshua, King Jesus comes back through it. God is speaking are you listening. Everyone is a Christian until things get Biblical. Wellspring Israel

An Invitation For King Jesus to Inhabit Your Life

Feast of Tabernacles 5782/2022

John 1:14, And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.

The word “dwelt” in the Greek means Tabernacled. As we begin the Feast of Tabernacles, the third Feasts of the Fall, Leviticus 23 we are to focus on Yeshua, King Jesus Tabernacling with us to behold His Glory.

Tabernacling is the difference between visitation and Inhabitation. God inhabiting or merely visiting your circumstances. Visiting denotes one is a guest. Inhabiting denotes someone who lives or resides in your place. As a visitor you have to be invited and the person who is inviting the guest decides whether or not to let them in or when to let them in. Revelation 3:20, “Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me.”

We choose whether or not to answer the door. We choose the circumstances to invite Him in. We choose the timing. You know, we choose: My house is not clean. I don’t have enough food on the table. I’m not ready for the guest.

Tabernacles is different. In Tabernacles we are so desperate for God to move in our lives we are no longer concerned about the mess, chaos, and the storm we are in. We are so hungry for God to move in our lives and breathe upon our circumstances that we welcome Him in to live with us, to dine with us, to rest with us, and speak peace to our storm.

Mark 4: 35-30 says, “On the same day, when evening had come, He said to them, “Let us cross over to the other side.” 36 Now when they had left the multitude, they took Him along in the boat as He was. And other little boats were also with Him. 37 And a great windstorm arose, and the waves beat into the boat, so that it was already filling. 38 But He was in the stern, asleep on a pillow. And they awoke Him and said to Him, “Teacher, do You not care that we are perishing?” 39 Then He arose and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Peace,[g] be still!” And the wind ceased and there was a great calm. 40 But He said to them, “Why are you so fearful? How[h] is it that you have no faith?” 41 And they feared exceedingly, and said to one another, “Who can this be, that even the wind and the sea obey Him!”

So, as we celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles, starting at sunset this September 20, 2021 we are to not just invite Yeshua, King Jesus into our boat/life/circumstances but ask Him to Inhabit them. I need a Habitation of his Glory to speak to the storm and winds of life. BE STILL! In Hebrew, that means an emphatic command of Peace Be. When God spoke in Genesis 1, He said, Light BE! That is an emphatic command. May the God of “PEACE BE” inhabit your life this Feast of Tabernacles. Shalom
Wellspring Israel

Why Should We Fast on Yom Kippur?

As we close the Day of Atonement/Yom Kippur tonight at sunset should this be a day we as believer’s should fast which is mentioned in Leviticus 16? Here are some thoughts. The Jewish people fast on this day for God to remember them this past year. To have mercy on them and forgive them of all wrong as a benevolent Father because since 70 AD when the Temple was destroyed there has been no shedding of blood. As believers God updated and up graded that Covenant of Shedding of blood from Abraham, God providing a lamb instead of Isaac, the blood of bullocks and goats, to Yeshua, King Jesus, Hebrews 9.

Secondly, Fasting is a choice on this day to remember God’s covenant of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob through Yeshua, King Jesus. We don’t have to fast but we get to fast.

Thirdly, it puts us as believers in a position to hear from heaven and receive God’s mercies for a new year. It has to do with our posture. A Biblical example of this in Esther chapter 2, where Esther had to bathe in oils to prepare herself to have an audience with the King, the parable of the Marriage Supper in Matthew 22 where the man did not come dressed for the banquet and the king had his servants bind him and cast him to outer darkness, and King Hezekiah in 2 Kings 20 was sick on a sick bed positioned himself prostrate crying, humbling himself asking for healing and God gave him 15 more years. It is all about our posture and position in asking.

Finally we should fast in this day asking God to show our elder brother Israel, the Jewish people an awakening to see and accept Yeshua as their Messiah. That according to Ephesians 1 and 2 the Gentile would provoke the Jew our elder brother to jealousy so the last day revival, the one new Man would take place. And they would see the revelation knowledge of Yeshua as Messiah.

May our Father in Heaven pour out His mercies on you and bless you and your family. Shalom! Wellspring Israel

Rejoice That Your Name is Written In the Lamb’s Book of Life

Tonight at Sunset begins God’s Appointed Day of Atonement/Yom Kippur. To Understand this Highest Holy Day is to know that this is the day when God seals the Book of Records and Lambs Book of Life for another year 5782.

Revelations 20: 11 Then I saw a great white throne and Him who sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away. And there was found no place for them. 12 And I saw the dead, small and great, standing before [c]God, and books were opened. And another book was opened, which is the Book of Life. And the dead were judged according to their works, by the things which were written in the books. 13 The sea gave up the dead who were in it, and Death and Hades delivered up the dead who were in them. And they were judged, each one according to his works. 14 Then Death and Hades were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second [d]death. 15 And anyone not found written in the Book of Life was cast into the lake of fire.

Moses knew who originated the Book of Life. When he pleaded with God atop Mount Horeb after the children of Israel committed the great sin of the golden calf, he cried, “Alas, this people has committed a great sin, and they have made a god of gold for themselves. But now, if Thou wilt, forgive their sin—and if not, please blot me out from Thy book which Thou hast written!” (Exodus 32:31, 32.) So God Himself is the author and keeper of the Book of Life.What is recorded in the book? According to the Bible, everything! King David remarks that even his tears are entered in that heavenly journal. (Psalm 56:8.) The Psalmist also speaks of the fact that the days that were ordained him were written in God’s book before he was even born. (Psalm 139:16.) And who will be blotted out of the book? God’s response to Moses’ plea for the children of Israel was “Whoever has sinned against Me, I will blot him out of My book.” (Exodus 32:33).

The good news is that Yeshua, King Jesus is our defense attorney and even though everything we’ve ever done is in the Book of Records and screams, QUILTY, He is standing in the court room of Heaven (Revelation 12) defending us against the accuser of brethren saying ACQUITED! Jesus sprinkled His own Blood on the Mercy Seat wiping away the handwriting against us, paying the debt/price for our sins, Colossians 2:14. If like me, you have trusted in Jesus death, burial, and resurrection for eternal life and turned from you wicked ways in repentance/Teshuvah, then your name is written in the Lambs Book of Life. Next to your name is NOT QUILTY! Wow, that means Satan, the accuser of the brethren has NO LEGAL RIGHTS! Can I get an Amen?

This is why I celebrate God’s Appointed Day of Atonement on His Calendar. In the Old Testament every year the High Priest would go into the Holy Holies to sprinkle the blood of a Lamb for the Atonement of Israel’s sin for another year. All of Israel gathered in Jerusalem to see if the High Priests who was suppose to be ceremonially clean would make it out alive. When he came out he would say this Blessing, ““The Lord bless you and keep you; The Lord make His face shine upon you, And be gracious to you; The Lord lift up His countenance upon you, And give you peace.” ’Numbers 6: 24-26, and all of Israel would rejoice because their sin was atoned. On this Day of Atonement would you honor, celebrate, worship, and rejoice that your Name is written in the Lambs Book of Life?

Blessings and Shalom to you and your family.

The Blood of Yeshua Speaks a Better Word

This Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at sunset begins the High Holy Feasts of Yom Kippur. Why is Yom Kippur/The Day of Atonement considered the Highest Holy Day in the Biblical calendar? How is it more Holier than Yeshua, King Jesus Dying on the Cross? Since as Disciples of Yeshua and believers of His death, burial, and resurrection do we need to celebrate and honor The Day of Atonement? These are questions I have asked myself over the years.

For the answer God directed me to His word in Hebrews 9:1, “Then indeed, even the first covenant had ordinances of divine service and the earthly sanctuary. 2 For a tabernacle was prepared: the first part, in which was the lampstand, the table, and the showbread, which is called the [a]sanctuary; 3 and behind the second veil, the part of the tabernacle which is called the Holiest of All, 4 which had the golden censer and the ark of the covenant overlaid on all sides with gold, in which were the golden pot that had the manna, Aaron’s rod that budded, and the tablets of the covenant; 5 and above it were the cherubim of glory overshadowing the mercy seat. Of these things we cannot now speak in detail.”

According to Hebrew 9:4, there are three testimonies in the Mercy Seat from the Old Law: golden pot of manna, Aaron’s Rod, and the Two Tablets of the Ten Commandments. These three testimonies cry out for a sacrifice for the law to be fulfilled. If not for the Blood of Yeshua, King Jesus the Law would not be fulfilled for mankind because there is no longer in the natural the shedding of blood with sprinkling on the mercy seat for the atonement of sin. Hebrews 9 tells us that Jesus did this for all mankind.

When Jesus died on the Cross and was in the grave according to Colossians 2: 13-15 says, “And you, being dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He has made alive together with Him, having forgiven you all trespasses, 14 having wiped out the [i]handwriting of requirements that was against us, which was contrary to us. And He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross. 15 Having disarmed principalities and powers, He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them in it.”

When Jesus was in the grave before He went to Hell to disarm Satan and all his demons of their authority and legal right to mankind, Jesus as our High Priest sprinkled His own blood on the Mercy Seat cancelling and wiping out the handwriting requirements against us. This is why Yom Kippur/Day of Atonement is the Holiest of Days of all The Feasts of our Lord. Satan has no legal right through the Blood of Yeshua. Instead of the Law demanding judgement, the Blood of Yeshua sprinkled on the Mercy Seat has fulfilled the requirement for us. The Blood of Jesus Speaks a Better Word. Can get a Hallelujah?

How to Listen to the Voice of God and Live a Prophetic Lifestyle!

I was given an assignment of God to join the prayers of Intercessors in Memphis by going to each Hospital’s parking lot praying a divorce decree Against the Principality of Corona Virus and it’s spirit of fear, disease, and death that has exalted itself above Yeshua, King Jesus’ name and blood in this city. I prayed all morning in the Spirit how to strategize to do this.

I listened and followed Holy Spirit. For those of you who are prophetic and have ears to hear you will get this. I started in Olive Branch and took Airways toward 240. I took I-240 to Baptist Memorial. From Baptist Memorial I went to Germantown Methodist. From there I went down Poplar to St. Francis. Traveling back on 240 to Getwell, south back to Olivebranch. This is the route Holy Spirit took me.

Watch this:
I started at Olive Branch a place of peace, Shalom.
I travelled on the Airways of the Holy Spirit praying in the spirit on how and what to pray.
I took I-240, 2 is the number Of witness along with 40 the Biblical number for testing.
And Then I travelled back to Olive Branch a place of peace via Getwell.

God just spoke to me and said do you see the journey now I had you travel for your assignment? Wow! You can’t make this up. Do I have anybody in the Memphis area that will come in agreement for this Principality of Corona to be cast down? When you listen to God’s voice you can walk and live in a Prophetic lifestyle. Shalom

Wellspring Israel