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Yom Teruah 2017

The dates for Yom Teruah 2017 are Thursday, September 21st, 2017 and Friday, September 22nd, beginning the New Hebrew Year 5778.

Yom Teruah begins at sunset today, Wednesday, September 20th and ends at sunset Friday, September 22nd. (NOTE: Two days are listed, as only when two witnesses have seen the first light of the new moon can the moed begin. The actual Yom Teruah begins at that time.)

The Moedim are Dress Rehearsals for prophetic events. The fall moedim have yet to be fulfilled. Yom Teruah is the first of the fall moedim, and will be fulfilled when Yeshua returns to resurrect the dead and rapture his bride. Praise Yahweh and may this Yom Teruah be the day for fulfilling this prophecy.

Break out the shofars! Blow the Shofars. Blow them over 100 times using four different types of blasts. The fourth and final blast, the Tekiah Ha’Gâdôl, is known to the Jews as the “Last Trump”. It is at the last trump that Paul tells us that we are changed from mortal to immortal, from corrupt to incorrupt (1 Corinthians 15:52)!

Yom Teruah announces Yeshua’s wedding day, His coronation as King, and the Day of the Sounding of the Shofar. The blowing of the shofars declares the solemn warning that the gates of heaven are open and that the Court in Heaven is in session. The blowing of the shofars announces the day of the resurrection of the righteous dead and the taking up of the living righteous – the wakening blast!

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Favorite 37 The LORD is not Yahweh’s Name

Reprint of November 19, 2015…………………….. Mistaken Perceptions 3 – Yahweh’s Name Is Not “The LORD”

Exodus 20:7 – “You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain . . .”

In November of 2014 we looked at the mistaken perception that Yahweh is so holy that he cannot be anywhere that sin or evil exists – that he cannot confront sin or evil in person. In January of 2015 we looked at the mistaken perception that when scripture uses the name Yahweh it always and only means God the Father. Now, in December of 2015 we will look at the mistaken perception that when scripture uses the capitalized term, LORD, it is the name of Yahweh.

The LORD Is Not My Name
The name, Yahweh, has been edited out of most modern translations. Scripture uses the Hebrew word YHVH [יַהְוֶה H3068] in 5,911 verses in the King James, 5,897 verses in the NASB, and in all of those instances it is translated into the English term: The LORD. The English word Lord, however, is better translated by the Hebrew word Adonai [אֲדֹנָי H136] or the Greek word Kyrios [κύριος G2962]. It is only Jewish tradition that Yahweh’s name is too sacred to pronounce, so every time the original Hebrew uses the term YHVH, they substitute the word, Adonai. By doing so, they believe that they are obeying the command to not take the Lord’s name in vain (Exodus 20:7).

In My Name
LORD, and even GOD, are titles, not names! Yahweh does not command anyone to declare his titles, but he does expect all to declare his name. In the Older Covenant prophecies are spoken in the name of Yahweh, blessings are given in the name of Yahweh, prayers are offered in the name of Yahweh, and trust is placed in the name of Yahweh. In the Newer Covenant, Yeshua tells us to do all of these things in his name! Again, we see the same words applied to both Yahweh and Yeshua, for Yahweh and Yeshua are one. (See Deuteronomy 18:20, Ezra 5:1, 1 Chronicles 16:2b, Psalm 118:26, Psalm 129:8, Zephaniah 3:12, John 14:13, James 5:14, etc.).

My Name is Yahweh
The four letter representation God’s name, commonly called the Tetragrammaton, is composed of four Hebrew letters: Yod, Hey, Vav, Hey [YHVH – יהוה], meaning: the self existent one; also the proper name of the God of Israel.

In My Name
In Ancient Hebrew, every letter has meaning which is displayed pictorially by a symbol:
Yod יַ
Yod is portrayed by the symbol of an entire hand, from the wrist to the fingertips.
It Signifies the nailing at the wrist of Yeshua’s hands on the cross.
Hey ה
Hey is portrayed by the symbol of a man with arms raised.
It Signifies the outstretched arms of Yeshua on the cross.
Vav ו
Vav is portrayed by the symbol of a nail, peg or hook.
It Signifies the nailed hands and feet of Yeshua on the cross.

The four letters: Yod, Hey, Vav, Hey [יהוה] can be translated to mean:
• The Man With The Outstretched Arms and Nailed Hands Shall Be Revealed Twice.
• Behold the Nail, Behold the Hand.
• Behold the Nailed Hand.
The overall meaning of the word, YHWH is: salvation! Therefore, the four letters can also be translated to mean:
• Behold – The Nailed Hand Is Salvation.

Conclusions
Isaiah 43:11 – “I, I am Yahweh, and there is no other Savior but me . . .”
Many (if not most) translations have edited out the name of Yahweh, replacing it with the term the LORD. Doing so gives the mistaken perception that when scripture uses the capitalized term, the LORD, it is the name of Yahweh, not a title, but just the opposite is true. Doing so directly disobeys Yahweh’s explicit command to declare his name to all peoples in the world.  Doing so virtually eliminates the message that Yahweh is the only name in which we have salvation.

Special Report – Harvey / Irma

We interrupt the posting of Favorites once again for a special report on some other interesting connections being made by many who are watching the signs.

Special Report – Harvey
On August 29, 2005 Hurricane Katrina hit the United States in between Texas and Alabama. One week before Katrina made landfall, Israel carried out the evacuation of 9,500 residents from Gush Katif and four Samaria communities. The Gaza evacuation had been supported and even urged upon Israel by the US. Bush, from Texas, and Rice, from Alabama, were the most vocal U.S. backers of the Gaza evacuation.

On August 21, 2017 Harvey was just a tropical storm. By the 24th it had become a Category 1 hurricane and a day later it had grown to a Category 4 hurricane before hitting landfall, only to become trapped between two high pressure systems. Only Yahweh can trap a Category 4 hurricane! At the same time this hurricane was forming President Trump’s Advisor and son-in-law, Jared Kushner, and his negotiating team were engaging in peace negotiations in the Middle East. The team went to Saudi Arabia and Qatar on August 21, to Jordan on August 22, to Egypt on August 23 and finally arrived in Israel for their meeting with Benjamin Netanyahu on August 24, 2017.

Really – Are You Kidding Me?
In 2005 Hurricane Katrina hits our southern border and New Orleans is being evacuated at the same time Gaza is being evacuated. Now, in 2017, Hurricane Harvey forms and drowns Houston during the same period that peace negotiations are again being discussed that will cause Israel to pay the price. How many coincidences can one dismiss before one gets a hint?

Special Report – Irma
On October 30, 1991 The Perfect Storm hits the Kennebunkport vacation home of President George H. W. Bush at the same time that Bush was opening the Madrid Conference to consider “land for peace” and Israel’s Middle East role.

On September 6, 2017 Hurricane Irma made landfall in the U.S. Virgin Islands, damaging President Donald Trump’s waterfront estate, called Le Chateau des Palmiers, on Plum Bay, St. Martin. Irma, once it begins to pummel South Florida may also damage the “Winter White House,” Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Florida. At the time of writing (9/10-4PM), Mar-a-Lago has only been evacuated in accordance with instructions from the local authorities.  Could Hurricane Irma be Yahweh’s response to the Trump administration efforts, in concert with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who is spearheading the effort, to demand that Israel return the $75 million in U.S. aid dollars that were awarded by Congress despite the Obama objections?  Irma has set a record for the strongest hurricane, with winds in excess of 185 mph, and has been labeled a Category 5+ hurricane. Most hurricanes can sustain that level of wind only for a few hours, but Irma has done so for more than 36 hours.

Really – Are You Kidding Me?
In 1991 The Perfect Storm hits our President’s home in Kennebunkport during the peace talks in Spain. Now, in 2017, Hurricane Irma hits our President’s home in Plum Bay during the same period that peace negotiations and aid defunding efforts are again being discussed that will cause Israel to pay the price. How many coincidences can one dismiss before one gets a hint?

Conclusions
Genesis 12:3 – “I will bless those who bless you, And the one who curses you I will curse.”
Has the United States been singled out for a special warning? Are these many events just mere coincidences, or are they perhaps dire warnings that time is up and the judgments described in scripture are about to unfold? Are we about to see the rapture of the Bride of Christ, the Psalm 83 war, the War of Gog of Magog, and the beginning of the seven year Tribulation period? Again, we do NOT set dates – Time will tell if these are just coincidences or dire warnings. Stay alert. The season of Yeshua’s return is near.

Favorite 36 The Name of God

Reprint of January 03, 2012…………………. The Name of God

Many believe that the name of God is The LORD, or Elohim, or Adonai. Scripture says that these words are just titles of God, not his name.

The Name Of God
Exodus 3:15 – “Thus you shall say to the sons of Israel, ‘Yahweh (יהוה YHVH [H3068]), the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has sent me to you.’ This is my name forever, and this is my memorial-name to all generations.”
Exodus 9:16 –“For this purpose I have raised you up, that I may show my power in you, and that my name may be declared in all the earth.”
Numbers 6:27 – “Put my name upon the children of Israel, and I will bless them.
Ezekiel 39:7 – “My holy name I will make known in the midst of My people Israel; and I will not let My holy name be profaned anymore. And the nations will know that I am Yahweh (יהוה), the Holy One in Israel.”
Psalm 148:13 – “Let them praise the name of the LORD, for his name alone is exalted
Malachi 3:6 – “I Am Yahweh (יהוה), I do not change . . .

In Exodus, when Yahweh met Moses at the burning bush, he commanded Moses to make known His name to the people in Egypt and to all peoples of the earth. In Numbers, he commands Moses to pronounce his name upon the Israelites. In Ezekiel, he further clarified that His name, Yahweh (יהוה), is to be made known to all nations. That name had two parts which are:
• I AM – Hâyâh [הָיָה H1961] meaning: I exist, I am, I am self existent; that is: to be
• YHVH – Yahweh [יַהְוֶה H3068]

The four letter representation God’s name, commonly called the Tetragrammaton, is composed of four Hebrew letters: יהוה YHVH, meaning: the self existent one; also the proper name of the God of Israel. It is variously translated as: Yehovah / Jehovah, or Yahveh / Yahweh. The letters in the Tetragrammaton can be rearranged to spell the words:
• היה Hâyâh [H1961] He Was
Hâyâh is the past tense, meaning “was.”
• הָוָה Hâvâh, or hôvêh [H1934] He Is Now
Hâvâh, is the present tense, meaning “is”
• יהיה yihiyêh [H3068, from H1961] He Will Be
Yod before a verb changes tense from past to future. Was becomes “will be”

The four letters that make up the name of Yahweh are: Yod, Hey, Vav, Hey [יהוה H3068], can be translated to mean:
• The Man With The Outstretched Arms and Nailed Hands Shall Be Revealed Twice.
• Behold the Nail, Behold the Hand.
• Behold the Nailed Hand.
The overall meaning of the word, Yahweh is: salvation! Therefore, the four letters can also be translated to mean:
• Behold – The Nailed Hand Is Salvation

Yahweh is:
Yahweh Elohim – Yahweh our God [יְהֹוָה אֱלֹהִים H3068 H430] Deuteronomy 6:4
Yahweh Rapha – Yahweh That Heals [יְהֹוָה רָפָא H3068 H7495] Exodus 15:26
Yahweh Qadash – Yahweh Who Sanctifies [יְהֹוָה קָדַשׁ H3068 H6942] Exodus 31:13; Ezekiel 37:28
Yahweh Rapha – Yahweh Who Will See To It [יְהֹוָה רָאָה H3068 H7200] Genesis 22:8, Genesis 22:14
Yahweh Tsaba – Yahweh of Hosts [יְהֹוָה צָבָא H3068 H6635] 1 Samuel 1:3
Yahweh Nissi – Yahweh Our Banner [יְהֹוָה נֵס H3068 H5251] Exodus 17:15

Yeshua / Yahweh
Philippians 2:9 – “Yahweh highly exalted him, and bestowed on Yeshua the name which is above every name.”
Hebrews 13:8 – “Yeshua (יְהוֹשׁוּעַ [H3091]) Ha’Mashiach (מָשִׁיחַ [H4899]) is the same yesterday and today and forever.”
The same admonition is applied to Yeshua – we are to pray, bless, and give thanks in his name, Yeshua, not by his titles!

Conclusions
Psalm 69:30 – “I will praise the name of God, Yahweh, with song and magnify him with thanksgiving.”
God’s name, יַהְוֶה, Yahweh, firmly establishes His eternal nature and that He is the same yesterday, today, and for all eternity. He is loving, merciful, gracious, and desires that not one will perish. Place your faith in Him and His promises and receive eternal life.

Favorite 35 Rapture Wrap-Up

Synopses of October 20, 2016…………. The Rapture Wrap-up

Over the last couple of years, beginning in 2012, the pre-tribulation Rapture parallels, patterns, pictures, and types have been documented. And all point to a very noisy, loud, full on, joyous, heart warming, momentous, glorious occasions, not some quiet, private celebration between the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Today we take a quick look at the major topics in our wrap-up of the Rapture:

Parties and Other Celebrations
Our documentation began with a look at a celebration like no other in which we discovered that Yahweh loves a parade and loves to show off. Heaven celebrates every single time a sinner repents (Luke 15:10). Heaven celebrated with a triumphal parade when Yeshua won the victory over sin, hell, the devil, and death (Colossians 2:15 and Ephesians 4:8). We then looked at the wedding patterns, first at Mount Sinai, then at the Jewish Wedding Ceremony and found out that it is indeed a dress rehearsal for The Rapture.

Our Findings: We found that all three of these celebrations are very noisy, loud, full on, joyous, heart warming, momentous, glorious occasions, not some quiet, private celebration between the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

Definitions
We also looked at definitions of the Hebrew words. The term, caught-up, is the Greek word harpazō [ἁρπάζω G726] (1 Thessalonians 4:17). Harpazō, means to be seized or plucked up by force, to catch (away, or up), pluck, pull, or to take by force. This term then became the words rapiemur, rapturo, or raptus in the Latin, which becomes the word Rapture in English. Greek to Latin to English!

The term, departure, or falling away, is the Greek word apostasia (2 Thessalonians 2:3). Apostasia [•πoστασα G646] is a compound of two words. Together they mean: a physical standing away from, or separation away from, or a going out from among, never an apostasy, falling way, or rebellion from an ideology.

Our Findings: We found that the apostasia is a physical moving away, and that there are many examples of resurrections and raptures throughout scripture. Many even appear to have “advance notice” of the times and seasons in which they will occur. When The Rapture occurs, it may be that some of you will be simply caught up and some will have to be yanked out of here!

The Departure Before The Tribulation
Scripture reveals a loud return of Yeshua Ha’Mashiach during the final sounding of the last trumpet and the instantaneous transformation of believers into immortality prior to their ascension into the clouds and then into heaven itself. The “gone in an instant” image makes for great reading, for simply good fiction, but is not supported by scripture. Paul informs tells us that this seven year period will not come unless The departure comes first (2 Thessalonians 2:3-4), the temple is rebuilt, and the antichrist is revealed.

Our Findings: We found that the Rapture patterns clearly show that it will be a visible event, that it will take time from beginning to end, and that it will be clearly able to be watched as it transpires, and that it follows a distinct sequence of events.

The Horses, People and Patterns
Enoch was the first to be raptured in the body, and that event set the pattern for all future bodily raptures in scripture Elijah was the second to be raptured and Yeshua was the third. Enoch, Elijah, and Yeshua were all witnessed as they were raptured, all involved advance notice and horses. Numerous people have also been raptured in the spirit. Most come as a surprise and only the person involved is affected – either there are no witnesses or those present have no idea what is happening.

We further found that Yahweh is not a god of disorder and chaos, but a god of order and organization. He establishes a pattern for the raptures: the removal, is always the first in the series of events. A time of continued warning ensues, then the disaster strikes. The pattern is: removal, revelation, ruination. The pattern is: departure, depiction, destruction. We even found that the pre-tribulation pattern is evident in the series of the Moedim. That pattern is: death, burial, resurrection, giving of the spirit, rapture, judgment, millennial reign.

Our Findings: All bodily raptures thus far involve advance notice, horses, and witnesses. Several involve whirlwinds, but not all. This pattern tells us that without doubt the Bride of Yeshua will be raptured by white horses as well. It is safe to declare that when there is no presence of horses, chariots of fire, whirlwinds, or witnesses who see a bodily rapture then it is only a rapture In the Spirit. All raptures follow a set pattern.

The Overcomer and The Crown
The person who overcomes is a person who has prevailed, risen above, triumphed over, or defeated the catastrophes, disasters, heartbreaks, misfortunes, and tragedies of this world. This person has taken Yeshua into his heart – they are faithful and will never deny their faith in Yeshua. This person is charitable, is longingly waiting for Yeshua to appear, prayerful, engaged in service to others. This person is anything but lukewarm, and has washed his robes in the righteousness of Yeshua.

Our Findings: The overcomer is a chosen, peculiar person who Yahweh calls his own possession. The overcomer has triumphed over the world through the blood of Yeshua. The overcomer is faithful and will never deny their faith in Yeshua. The overcomer is zealous for good works, not slothful. The overcomer receives many rewards including eternal life in the times to come. The Crown of Righteousness is only available for those who are longingly awaiting Yeshua’s return.

The Concealment and The Church
This separation of righteous and unrighteous is clearly stated in the scriptures. Numerous examples are noted of righteous people being delivered from calamity or destruction while the unrighteous or evil are punished (Genesis 6; Genesis 18:25-19:29; Joshua 6:22-23; Hebrews 11:31); whereas the unrighteous are kept under punishment for the day of judgment (2 Peter 2:9). Likewise, the image of being hidden behind closed doors or in a secret place for the righteous during Yahweh’s wrath is a reality clearly stated in scripture (Psalm 27:5; Psalm 45; Isaiah 26:20; Matthew 25:1-13). The bride is gone and cannot be found (Song of Songs 6:12-14). Even the Jewish Wedding Ceremony agrees: the bride is concealed behind closed doors for seven days!

Our Findings: We found that scripture is very clear that the Bride of Yeshua will be taken away before the wrath of Yahweh is poured out and will be hidden in the secret places – the door will be shut and no one else can enter. She will be looked for, but cannot be found. These images are a perfect representation of a concealment after the Rapture, which will take place before the Tribulation period.

The Rapture Party
Many assume and teach that the Rapture will be a very quiet, secret event. We have found that just the opposite is true. Scripture is filled with parties: weddings, parades, and angels having a hootenanny when a sinner repents. Celebrations are held for: the feasts, for being chosen, for dedications, for reading of Torah, for giving thanksgiving and praise, for victory in Yeshua, for the captives having been brought to a better, more wonderful captivity, fathers holding parties, and a lot of feasting, thanking and praising.

Yahweh’s parties, the moedim, are the best parties in town. Nobody does them better! Enough meat to feed an army – lamb, beef – roasted, boiled, barbequed, as it were. Loaf upon loaf of breads, some baked with leaven, some without. And the wine – gallons and gallons of wine – the best wine in the world. Yahweh brings the best of the best to his parties, never second rate. The Rapture will be the best party of all, and it hardly sounds like quiet, unnoticed event.

Conclusions
Titus 2:13 – “We look forward with hope to that wonderful day when the glory of our great Lord and Savior, Yeshua Ha’Mashiach, will be revealed.”
The Rapture is real. It is indeed, our blessed hope. The patterns depict a pre-tribulation rapture without any shadow of doubt. The door has been opened and the Bride of Christ has been taken to Heaven, the crowns have been given, the Bride is clothed in white (Revelation 4), and the songs are being sung (Revelation 5). The redeemed whom Yeshua has purchased are present and accounted for. The Bride will be given its Sabbath rest as a result of Yeshua’s shed blood, and sings new songs to confirm this fact while enjoying being in Heaven (Revelation 15:3).

 

Favorite 34 Rapture Party and Celebration

Synopses of 8/25/2016; 12/31/2012,… Rapture Party and Celebration

Are you looking forward to the Rapture / Resurrection with joy, with a living hope, and overwhelming gladness? Are you expecting a glorious, noisy, stupendous party? Or are you simply expecting to be taken up with nary a whimper, leaving your clothes behind in a crumpled heap? The image of an instantaneous rapture has been popularized in our minds for quite some time, but this is not the pattern that scripture leads me to expect.

Yahweh’s Parties

Yahweh’s parties, the moedim, are the best parties in town. Nobody does them better! Enough meat to feed an army – lamb, beef – roasted, boiled, barbequed, as it were. Loaf upon loaf of breads, some baked with leaven, some without. And the wine – gallons and gallons of wine – the best wine in the world. Yahweh brings the best of the best to his parties, never second rate. And they hardly sound like quiet, unnoticed affairs.

Take Shavuot for instance. When Shavuot occurred in Jerusalem, instituting the Age of Grace and the Church Age, the people hearing of this accused the disciples of being “full of sweet wine” (Acts 2-13). Peter quickly corrects them saying “It is only nine a.m. in the morning!” Wouldn’t you be joyful if you had just been indwelt by the Ruach Ha’Kodesh? I would. Sounds like a noisy, joyous, glorious occasion to me!

And how about Yom Teruah. Trumpets and shofars blaring, wedding day of the Messiah, coronation of Messiah as King, resurrection of the righteous dead and the taking up of the living righteous. Sounds like a noisy, joyous glorious occasion to me!

Other Parties

Weddings
In a Jewish wedding, the groom’s party arrives at the bride’s house with loud shouts, often accompanied by the blowing of a shofar or trumpet. The bride would first hear of her bridegrooms presence outside her home through the loud, noisy calling of the bridegroom’s friends – “Your groom is on his way to lift you up and carry you to the new home; come out and join him so we can start the ceremony!” This sounds like a noisy, joyous, glorious occasion to me!

Parades
Paul tells us that armies would make a public display of captives, weaponry, and trophies that were seized during war on foreign soil (Colossians 2:15). Every item displayed was exposed to all to view and enjoy in an openly, blatantly, publicly performed parade. It was a momentous, loud, full on celebration that was celebrated by both emperor and subjects. When Yeshua triumphed over Satan, he also held a parade (Ephesians 4:8). In these two verses Paul uses four Greek words: Apekduomai (ἀπεκδύομαι) means a complete spoiling, stripping, or disarming of an enemy. Deigmatizō (δειγματίζω) denotes the display of captives, weaponry, and trophies that were seized during war. Parrēsia (παρρησία) means an openly, blatantly, publicly performed parade. Thriambeuō (θριαμβεύω) specifically means a triumphal parade.   These were no quiet celebrations, attended by just a couple of the emperor’s closest friends! Once again a noisy, loud, full on, joyous, heart warming, momentous, glorious occasion.

Repentant Sinners
Heaven celebrates every single time a sinner repents (Luke 15:4-7). When the prodigal son returns home, the father sees him from afar, runs to meet him, then commands his servants to bring out the best robe, sandals, and his ring, to kill a fattened calf, roast it, and then celebrate. (Luke 15:20-24). The celebration was so loud, in fact, that the older son could hear its noise even out in the fields, and came to investigate (Luke 15:25). This sounds like noisy, joyous, glorious occasions to me!

Other Celebrations
Scripture tells us of many other celebrations. Celebrations are held for: the feasts, for being chosen, for dedications, for reading of Torah, for giving thanksgiving and praise, for victory in Yeshua, for the captives having been brought to a better, more wonderful captivity. We escape floods, famine, walls falling down, the tribulation. We are kept from the wrath about to engulf the Earth. We are invited to a wedding and hidden away when the door is shut. We are given festal clothing. Angels celebrating, fathers holding parties, and a lot of feasting, thanking and praising. This sounds like a lot of joyous, noisy, exuberant celebrating to me, not at all like a lot of private, quiet affairs!

The Blessed Hope Called The Rapture
Titus 2:13 – “We look forward with hope to that wonderful day.”
1 Peter 1:6-7 – “In this you greatly rejoice, despite immediate trials, for there is wonderful joy ahead.

Throughout the Newer Covenant, we see an image of the meeting with Yeshua Ha’Mashiach upon resurrection as a blessed, joyful, wonderful event. At the resurrection, we receive our immortal, incorruptible bodies in which we will spend eternity. When Yeshua returns, he will shout, the archangel will shout, and Yahweh’s voice will sound like a trumpet. Yeshua will not come all the way to the Earth, but will wait for us to join him in the clouds.

All of Heaven was involved, giving praise for Yeshua’s victory over Ha’Satan, fully, openly, and loudly celebrating. This was no quiet, private celebration between Yahweh, Yeshua, and the Ruach Ha’Kodesh. Just imagine how great the parade and celebration will be when Yeshua raptures his entire Bride and brings them home to his Father’s house in Heaven!! This sounds like a noisy, joyous, glorious, happy, cheerful, festive, and singing our hearts out occasion to me!

Conclusions
The Rapture, the gathering together in the clouds, is accompanied by Yeshua shouting, an Angel speaking in a loud voice, and the trump (voice) of Yahweh. When the Rapture occurs it may be that some of you will be simply caught up and some will have to be yanked out of here! Which person will you be? It is my prayer that you will accept Yeshua as your Lord and savior, and be one who goes willingly when He calls out: “Come up here.”

The Church/Bride of Yeshua will be given its Sabbath rest as a result of Yeshua’s shed blood, and sings new songs to confirm this fact while enjoying being in Heaven (Revelation 15:3). And I highly doubt that these songs will be sung quietly and slowly like some funeral dirge. Does this sound like a quiet celebration to you? Not likely – I don’t think so! Undoubtedly the rapture will be a very noisy, joyous, glorious, happy, cheerful, heart warming, festive, and singing our hearts out stupendous occasion!

Days of Teshuva 2017

The Days of Teshuva begin at sunset today, Elul 1st, Tuesday, August 22, 2017 and end at sunset Saturday, September 30th.  (NOTE: August 22nd on the secular, or pagan calendar, is the first of Elul on Yahweh’s calendar in the Hebrew Year 5778.)

2 Peter 3:9 – “The Lord is not slow about His promise, as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing for any to perish but for all to come to repentance.”

Teshuvah 2017
Joel 2:13 – “Tear your heart . . . and turn to Yahweh, your God; for he is gracious and merciful.”
Ezekiel 14:6 – “Thus says Yahweh, ‘Repent, turn away from your idols and turn away from all your abominations’.”

The words translated “turn” and “turn away” are the Hebrew word, shüv [שׁוּב H7725]. Teshuvah comes from the word shüvah, [שׁוּבָה H7729], which in itself comes from the root word, shüv. It means: to turn back, to return. Teshuvah means going back to one’s roots in Yahweh/Yeshua, returning to the true Adam before sin came into the world. It consists of several steps in the Jewish tradition including recognition and admission of the wrong doing and past shortcomings, followed by a renunciation of the action and a firm resolution to change in the future. Teshuvah requires restitution to the wronged party and a promise not to repeat the offense. It also expresses a sincere desire to return to an un-fallen or sinless state.

The forty days of Teshuvah represent the second forty days that Moses spent on Mount Sinai after the Golden Calf incident. This year the days of Teshuvah began at sunset on Sunday, August 20th, 2017 and end at sunset on Saturday, September 30th, 2017. The first thirty days ending on Yom Teruah is generally known as the Time of Repentance.

Ten Days of Repentance
Aseres Yemei Teshuvah, or the Ten Days of Repentance are the last ten days starting on Yom Teruah (beginning at sunset on Thursday, September 20th, 2017) and leading up to the day of Yom Kippurim. The first two days of Aseres Yemei Teshuvah are the two days of Yom Teruah, and the third day is the Fast of Gedalia. Beginning on the second day, the shofar is blown every day as a warning to return to Yahweh in repentance. The tenth day is the last day of Teshuvah, the day of Yom Kippurim. Those who are neither totally righteous nor totally wicked will have until Yom Kippurim to repent.

The last ten days are also known as the Days of Awe, a term that is more commonly known as the Days of Jacob’s Trouble and represent the tribulation period that will purge the Earth of evil. If you only count the days between Yom Teruah and Yom Kippur the number of days is seven, the same as the number of years in the tribulation period!

Yom Teruah
Joel 2:1 – “Blow you the shofar in Zion, And sound an alarm in my holy mountain!

On Yom Teruah, also known as Yom Ha’Din the trumpets declared the solemn warning that the gates of heaven are open and that the Court in Heaven is in session. It is the day when all must pass before Yahweh to be judged for their actions of the last year, when the books are opened and he determines their fate for the next year. At that time, all people will be put into one of three classifications:
• The totally righteous are sealed and separated for life with Yahweh, Yeshua, and the Ruach Ha’Kodesh.
• The totally wicked are sealed to face the wrath of Yahweh during the tribulation period and then will be separated from him throughout all eternity.
• The fate of the people that are neither totally righteous nor totally wicked is not yet sealed at this point.

Yom Teruah, the Dress Rehearsal for the Rapture has come and gone, and Yahweh has given the unbelieving more time to repent and call on his name before he raptures his bride and the Tribulation Period begins. Yom Kippurim quickly approaches.

Yom Kippurim
Joel 2:1 – “Let all the inhabitants of the land tremble, for the day of Yahweh comes, it is close at hand.”

The tenth day is the last day of Teshuvah, the day of Yom Kippurim. The Feast of Yom Kippurim symbolizes the final writing of the verdict that each person listed in the Book of Life is a righteous one, a tzaddik (צַדִּיק), or is forever separated from Yahweh. There are but a few days left to repent and return, to teshuvah. May full use of this time lest you be separated forever and consigned to the Lake of Fire for all eternity.

Conclusions
1 John 1:9 – “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”

The Days of Teshuva, followed by The Days of Awe, also known as the Aseres Yemei Teshuvah, or the Ten Days of Repentance, are in full swing. There are but a few days left to repent and return, to teshuvah. My prayer for you is that you will make full use of this time lest you be separated forever and consigned to the Lake of Fire for all eternity.