The Red Heifer

Raise a Red Heifer in Israel / לגדל פרה אדומה בארץ ישראל.(Numbers 19). The opening video discusses a subject that is all too often missing from many sermons and Sunday School lessons. The Jewish temple in Jerusalem was destroyed by the Romans in the year 70 A.D. The Jews look forward to the rebuilding of the temple so that they conduct temple worship, thereby following the Law. However, most Jews don’t know that such a temple will be built during the first part of the tribulation by unsaved Jews, under the approval of the anti-christ.

Jewish temple worship will be allowed by the anti-christ after the tribulation temple has been constructed but, soon after, the anti-christ will restrict the Jews from conducting all requirements of their worship, as is directed by the Law. It is important to understand that nothing that relates to the tribulation temple will be Holy, and that the tribulation temple will not be inhabited by God. The significance of God to the tribulation temple is that God will allow it to be built; has inspired prophetic writing about the temple and certain prophetic events that will take place in relation to the temple; and that it will be replaced by a truly Holy millennium temple when Christ returns to earth at the end of the tribulation to set up His Kingdom. It is important to know that in the eternal state, “no temple” will be present (eternal state: new heaven, new earth, new Jerusalem…Rev 21:1-2).

Keeping the Law involves much more than following the ten commandments. The Law is written in the books of Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy, beginning with Exodus 12.

Exodus 12:14 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

Feast of Unleavened Bread

14 ‘Now this day will be a memorial to you, and you shall celebrate it as a feast to the Lord; throughout your generations you are to celebrate it as a permanent ordinance.

Consider the Law, “its recipients and temple aspect:”

The 613 commandments (Hebrew: תרי”ג מצוות‎‎, taryag mitzvot) are a list of all the commandments given to Jews in the Torah.

Today, because the Temple has been destroyed and there is no longer a theocratic state of Israel, many of the 613 commandments cannot be observed.2 Rabbi Israel Meir Kagan (d. 1933) listed 77 positive mitzvot and 194 negative mitzvot which can be observed outside of Israel today.3 1

Only Jews were involved in their deliverance from Egyptian bondage. Only Jews were given the Sabbath. Only Jews were present when God gave the ten commandments to Moses. At the time that the events of Exodus through Deuteronomy were taking place, people were living on the Pacific coast of Asia and in North and South America; there was no way that the law would be known by those groups of people.

Keep all of the law, or keep none of the law.

James 2:10 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

10 For whoever keeps the whole law and yet stumbles in one point, he has become guilty of all.

The Law was given by God to the Jews, but Christ fulfilled the requirements of the Law.

Matthew 5:17 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

17 “Do not think that I came to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I did not come to abolish but to fulfill.

The articles that I wrote on the feasts show Christ fulfilling the law. However, there is no salvation in keeping the law, only by being born again (John 3:3).

Let’s consider the Red Heifer and the Law. If God told the Jews to do anything; that was a commandment, and a part of the Law. If we think that we must follow the law, we must also come to grips with the requirements of animal sacrifices, such as that which we see written in the ordinance of the Red Heifer.

Numbers 19:1-10 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

Ordinance of the Red Heifer (This is part of the Law)

1 Then the Lord spoke to Moses and Aaron, saying, 2 “This is the statute of the law which the Lord has commanded, saying, ‘Speak to the sons of Israel that they bring you an unblemished red heifer in which is no defect and on which a yoke has never been placed. 3 You shall give it to Eleazar the priest, and it shall be brought outside the camp and be slaughtered in his presence. 4 Next Eleazar the priest shall take some of its blood with his finger and sprinkle some of its blood toward the front of the tent of meeting seven times. 5 Then the heifer shall be burned in his sight; its hide and its flesh and its blood, with its refuse, shall be burned. 6 The priest shall take cedar wood and hyssop and scarlet material and cast it into the midst of the burning heifer. 7 The priest shall then wash his clothes and bathe his body in water, and afterward come into the camp, but the priest shall be unclean until evening. 8 The one who burns it shall also wash his clothes in water and bathe his body in water, and shall be unclean until evening. 9 Now a man who is clean shall gather up the ashes of the heifer and deposit them outside the camp in a clean place, and the congregation of the sons of Israel shall keep it as water to remove impurity; it is purification from sin. 10 The one who gathers the ashes of the heifer shall wash his clothes and be unclean until evening; and it shall be a perpetual statute to the sons of Israel and to the alien who sojourns among them.

19:1–10 The provision given for the preparation of the “water of purification” (cf. Lev. 12–15) (MacArthur Study Bible note).

19:3 Eleazar. The son of Aaron was a deputy High-Priest who was in charge of the slaughter of the red cow. outside the camp. The red cow was killed outside the camp of Israel and its ashes were stored there as well (see v. 9). Hebrews 13:11–13 picks up the image of “outside the camp” as it relates to Christ’s death outside of Jerusalem (MacArthur Study Bible note).

19:16-19. This ritual pictured the cleansing power of the blood of Christ (Heb 9:13-14; 1 John 1:7-9) (Ryrie Study Bible).

A description of the tribulation temple is, as follows:

Revelation 11:1 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

1 Then there was given me a measuring rod like a staff; and someone said, “Get up and measure the temple of God and the altar, and those who worship in it.

“the temple of God.” Refers to the Holy of Holies and the Holy Place, not the entire temple complex (cf. v. 2). A rebuilt temple will exist during the time of the Tribulation (Dan. 9:27; 12:11; Matt. 24:15; 2 Thess. 2:4) (MacArthur Study Bible note).

Daniel discusses the covenant that will be made between the anti-christ and the unsaved Jews, during the first half of the tribulation, which will also be broken by the anti-christ during that same first half of the tribulation. Those whom are present on earth during the tribulation will be Jews and gentiles which do not know Christ as Lord and Savior at the time of the rapture of the church; they are “left behind,” to come under the persecution of the anti-christ and the judgments of God. However, they still will be able to come to Christ in saving faith, and be born again, during the tribulation. The cutoff time for tribulation dwellers to be born again will be at the time that Christ returns to earth at the Battle of Armageddon.

Daniel 9:27 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

27 And he will make a firm covenant with the many for one week, but in the middle of the week he will put a stop to sacrifice and grain offering; and on the wing of abominations will come one who makes desolate, even until a complete destruction, one that is decreed, is poured out on the one who makes desolate.”

27: “he,” relates to the anti-christ, per MacArthur Study Bible.

27: middle of the week. This is the halfway point of the 70th week of years, i.e., 7 years leading to Christ’s second coming. The Antichrist will break his covenant with Israel (v. 27a), which has resumed its ancient sacrificial system (MacArthur Study Bible note).

27: “sacrifice and grain offering.” That part of temple worship will be allowed by the anti-christ, and then not allowed by the anti-christ for the Jews to have as a part of their temple worship (Ryrie Study Bible).

The following offerings are part of the Law (“Lev” is the book of Leviticus).

Burnt Offering: Lev 1:1-17, 6:8-13. Unblemished bull; male sheep or goat; male of female dove/pigeon.
Grain Offering: Lev 2:1-16, 6:14-23. Flour or grain.
Peace (Fellowship) Offering: Lev 3:1-17; 7:11-38. Unblemished bull/male or female sheep/goat.
Sin Offering: Lev 4:1-5:13; 6:24-30. Unblemished bull/male or female goat.
Guilt (Trespass) Offering: Lev 5:14-6:7; 7:1-10. Unblemished ram.

27: “abominations…one who makes desolate.” The Antichrist will cause abomination against Jewish religion. This violation will desolate or ruin what Jews regard as sacred, namely their holy temple and the honoring of God’s presence there (cf. 1 Kin. 9:3; 2 Thess. 2:4). Jesus refers directly to this text in His Olivet discourse (Matt. 24:15). See note on 11:31 (MacArthur Study Bible note).

27: “the consummation.” God permits this tribulation under the Antichrist’s persecutions and ultimately triumphs, achieving judgment of the sin and sinners in Israel (12:7) and in the world (cf. Jer. 25:31). This includes the Antichrist (11:45; Rev. 19:20), and all who deserve judgment (9:24; Matt. 13:41–43) (MacArthur Study Bible note).

The last half of the 70th week of Daniel begins, with the following time line of events.

Joel 3:9-10 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

9 Proclaim this among the nations: Prepare a war; rouse the mighty men! Let all the soldiers draw near, let them come up! 10 Beat your plowshares into swords And your pruning hooks into spears;

(My note)”Beat your plowshares into swords,” (a time of war, “the tribulation,” preceding the Kingdom Age).

Consistent with the events of Joel 3:9-10, will be God’s judgments that will be poured out on the earth, for the purpose of drawing unsaved Jews to Christ, and judging sin (Daniel 9:24; MacArthur Study note on Joel, History Theme). Those judgments are listed in Revelation 6:1-16:21 (Ryrie Study Bible). Seal Judgments (Rev 6:1-8:6). Trumpet Judgments (Rev 8:7-9:21). Bowl Judgments (15:1-16:21).

The end of the 70th week of Daniel. The return of Christ, with His raptured saints, for the Battle of Armageddon and for setting up the Kingdom Age/Millennium.

Revelation 19:11-14 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

The Coming of Christ

11 And I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse, and He who sat on it is called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and wages war. 12 His eyes are a flame of fire, and on His head are many diadems; and He has a name written on Him which no one knows except Himself. 13 He is clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His name is called The Word of God. 14 And the armies which are in heaven, clothed in fine linen, white and clean, were following Him on white horses.

The Kingdom Age follows the triumph of Christ over the forces of Satan in the Battle of Armageddon. Those present during the Kingdom Age will be redeemed Jews and gentiles. Anyone that is redeemed is anyone whom will have been born again, “during any time preceding the time of the return of Christ at the Battle of Armageddon.”

Isaiah 2:1-5 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

God’s Universal Reign

1 The word which Isaiah the son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem.

2 Now it will come about that In the last days The mountain of the house of the Lord Will be established as the chief of the mountains, And will be raised above the hills; And all the nations will stream to it.
3 And many peoples will come and say, “Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, To the house of the God of Jacob; That He may teach us concerning His ways And that we may walk in His paths.” For the law will go forth from Zion And the word of the Lord from Jerusalem. 4 And He will judge between the nations, And will render decisions for many peoples; And they will hammer their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation will not lift up sword against nation, And never again will they learn war.
5 Come, house of Jacob, and let us walk in the light of the Lord.

2:1–5 The first of 3 pictures of Zion (Jerusalem) in this discourse that depicts her future exaltation. (MacArthur Study Bible note).

4. Notice that the time will be one of future peace, “hammer swords into plowshares.” This time will be the Kingdom Age, also known as the millennial reign of Christ. This time of peace will follow the time of tribulation, as described in Joel 3:9-10, as follows (My note).

The true, Holy Temple of God will be established for true worship of God, and will be placed in Jerusalem by God.

Ezekiel 37:26 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

26 I will make a covenant of peace with them; it will be an everlasting covenant with them. And I will place them and multiply them, and will set My sanctuary in their midst forever.

Holy, and uninterrupted, worship will take place in the Millennial Temple.

Zechariah 14:16 King James Version (KJV)

16 And it shall come to pass, that every one that is left of all the nations which came against Jerusalem shall even go up from year to year to worship the King, the Lord of hosts, and to keep the feast of tabernacles.

The historical background can be found in Lev. 23:33–36; Num. 29:12–38; Deut. 16:13–17. In addition to the Feast of Tabernacles, two other feasts will be celebrated in the Millennium, i.e., 1) Feast of the New Year (Ezek. 45:18–20) and 2) Passover (Ezek. 45:21–25). (MacArthur Study Bible note).

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Let the Weight of Your Glory Fall – by Paul Wilbur.wmv

The Holy of Holies, also known as the Most Holy Place, is the inner room of the Tabernacle, and also the Temple…(more)
There will also be the Most Holy Place in the millennial Temple (Ezekiel 41:4, 42:13, 45:3, 48:12).

For those of us whom are born again believers in Christ, we are the temple of God, with all of God’s Holiness dwelling within our born again spirit (1 Corinthians 3:16).

In the eternal state of the new heaven, new earth and new Jerusalem there will be no temple:

Revelation 21:22 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

22 I saw no temple in it, for the Lord God the Almighty and the Lamb are its temple.

When Christ was on Earth, he never went into the inner room of the Temple; He was, “The Most Holy.” Neither will there be a true Holy of Holies in the tribulation temple; God will not occupy a Satanic inspired temple.

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Israel – Zechariah 2:8

The Murder Of Six Million Jews – German National Socialism – The Rise of the Nazis – History – National Socialism (German: Nationalsozialismus), more commonly known as Nazism (/ˈnɑːtsiɪzəm, ˈnæt-/), is the ideology and practices associated with the Nazi Party – officially the National Socialist German Workers’ Party (Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei or NSDAP)

Zechariah 2:8-9 The Message (MSG)

8-9 God-of-the-Angel-Armies, the One of Glory who sent me on my mission, commenting on the godless nations who stripped you and left you homeless, said, “Anyone who hits you, hits me—bloodies my nose, blackens my eye. Yes, and at the right time I’ll give the signal and they’ll be stripped and thrown out by their own servants.” Then you’ll know for sure that God-of-the-Angel-Armies sent me on this mission.

Most of the videos that are posted on this page are done so without comment. The first four videos show the inhumanity of the Nazi party. The Nazi party was a political party; it was voted into office by the German people, and took control of the government of Germany, to include its military.

Jewish children Singing “Hatikvah” the early 1930’s – A comment from a You Tube Viewer: “IM crying. They sing the first version of “Hatikvah” the “religious” one. They have a heavy European accent. They were all killed in the Holocaust. I’m in tears and crying.”

Jewish children in the Holocaust

Holocaust – A comment from You Tube, Ken Burns, Published on Jul 25, 2012, Leopold, Burnett Miller, Dwain Luce and others discuss the horror of the Holocaust and how it haunts them still. To learn more about “The War” visit:

Ship Full of Holocaust Survivors Sing Hatikva in 1945

Aaronic Benediction Hebrew Blessing Hebrew & English Version

What caused Dr. Jimmy DeYoung to focus on the nation of Israel?

Why is there so much anger against the Jewish people?

Genesis 12:1-3 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

The Call of Abram

1 The Lord said to Abram: Go out from your land, your relatives, and your father’s house to the land that I will show you. 2 I will make you into a great nation, I will bless you, I will make your name great,
and you will be a blessing. 3 I will bless those who bless you, I will curse those who treat you with contempt, and all the peoples on earth will be blessed through you.

Genesis 15:18-21 The Message (MSG)

That’s when God made a covenant with Abram: “I’m giving this land to your children, from the Nile River in Egypt to the River Euphrates in Assyria—the country of the Kenites, Kenizzites, Kadmonites, Hittites, Perizzites, Rephaim, Amorites, Canaanites, Girgashites, and Jebusites.”

Genesis 28:10-17 New International Version (NIV)

Jacob’s Dream at Bethel

10 Jacob left Beersheba and set out for Harran. 11 When he reached a certain place, he stopped for the night because the sun had set. Taking one of the stones there, he put it under his head and lay down to sleep. 12 He had a dream in which he saw a stairway resting on the earth, with its top reaching to heaven, and the angels of God were ascending and descending on it. 13 There above it stood the Lord, and he said: “I am the Lord, the God of your father Abraham and the God of Isaac. I will give you and your descendants the land on which you are lying. 14 Your descendants will be like the dust of the earth, and you will spread out to the west and to the east, to the north and to the south. All peoples on earth will be blessed through you and your offspring. 15 I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go, and I will bring you back to this land. I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you.”

16 When Jacob awoke from his sleep, he thought, “Surely the Lord is in this place, and I was not aware of it.” 17 He was afraid and said, “How awesome is this place! This is none other than the house of God; this is the gate of heaven.”

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6 Armageddon – Feast Of Tabernacles

The Appointed Times: Jesus in the Feasts of Israel. “Accordingly, the Torah functioned as a custodian until the Messiah came, so that we might be declared righteous on the ground of trusting and being faithful. But now that the time for this trusting faithfulness has come, we are no longer under a custodian.” For in union with the Messiah, you are all children of God through this trusting faithfulness; because as many of you as were immersed into the Messiah have clothed yourselves with the Messiah, in whom there is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor freeman, neither male nor female; for in union with the Messiah Yeshua, you are all one. Galatians 3:24-28 Complete Jewish Bible (CJB). This passage relates to the spiritual state that all of us acquire once we have been born again.

Messianic Jewish Reflections on the Feast of Tabernacles. Excerpts from Day of Discovery’s, “The Appointed Times, Jesus in the Feasts of Israel, Part IV.” In this video teaching three Jewish-born men, whom are now born again believers in Christ, discuss the Feast Of Tabernacles which will begin at sunset on September 23, and will continue through sunset on September 30, 2018 (Sunday through Sunday).

In the following video a Rabbi discusses Sukkot, which is also known as the Feast Of Tabernacles and the Feast of Booths. Notice that a sukkah is a booth, and is a walled structure covered with organic material. On the holiday of Sukkot, Jewish people spend time in the sukkah, treating it like their home-away-from-home. See the last link for additional information.

September 19, 2018 Sukkot Thought From B’nai Jaocb Synagogue

This week’s Sabbath will precede Sukkot. Sabbath will begin at Sunset on Friday, September 21, 2018, and will last until sunset on Saturday, September 22, 2018. As stated above, Sukkot begins at sunset on Sunday, September 23, 2018, and will last until sunset on Sunday, September 30, 2018.

Women Light The Shabbat Candles.

Jewish Women Lighting Shabbat Candles. A woman (Mary) brought the Light of the world (Christ), “into the world” (Luke 2:7; John 1:9).

Consider the two links of information that come from, which is a Jewish website.
Sukkot 2018 (September 23-30, 2018)
Sukkot is a weeklong Jewish holiday that comes five days after Yom Kippur. Sukkot celebrates the gathering of the harvest and commemorates the miraculous protection G‑d provided for the children of Israel when they left Egypt. We celebrate Sukkot by dwelling in a foliage-covered booth (known as a sukkah) and by taking the “Four Kinds” (arba minim), four special species of vegetation.
The sukkah is a walled structure covered with organic material. On the holiday of Sukkot, Jewish people spend time in the sukkah, treating it like their home-away-from-home. As described in the Torah, the sukkah evokes the temporary dwellings the Israelites inhabited on their way out of Egypt.

Consider the following verses that illustrate the Feast of Tabernacles.

Jews Celebrating The Feast Of Booths

Deuteronomy 16:13-16 New American Standard Bible (NASB) (Lev 23:33-43; Num 29:12-38

Jews To Celebrate The Feast Of Booths

13 “You shall celebrate the Feast of Booths seven days after you have gathered in from your threshing floor and your wine vat; 14 and you shall rejoice in your feast, you and your son and your daughter and your male and female servants and the Levite and the stranger and the orphan and the widow who are in your towns. 15 Seven days you shall celebrate a feast to the Lord your God in the place which the Lord chooses, because the Lord your God will bless you in all your produce and in all the work of your hands, so that you will be altogether joyful.

Male Jews were required to go to Jerusalem each year to celebrate the Feast of Booths. Notice that male Jews were also required to go to the Feast of Unleavened Bread and Feast Of Weeks/Pentecost each year. Consider the Jews that were present in Jerusalem in Acts 2:1-6.

16 “Three times in a year all your males shall appear before the Lord your God in the place which He chooses, at the Feast of Unleavened Bread and at the Feast of Weeks and at the Feast of Booths, and they shall not appear before the Lord empty-handed.

Christ celebrates the Feast Of Tabernacles.

John 7:2 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

2 Now the feast of the Jews, the Feast of Booths, was near

Christ invites Jews to believe in Him for salvation.

John 7:37-39 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

37 Now on the last day, the great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, “If anyone is thirsty, let him come to Me and drink. 38 He who believes in Me, as the Scripture said, ‘From his innermost being will flow rivers of living water.’” 39 But this He spoke of the Spirit, whom those who believed in Him were to receive; for the Spirit was not yet given, because Jesus was not yet glorified.

My comment.

The Feast Of Tabernacles relates to the forty-year period that the Jews were in the wilderness on their way to the promised land. During that time, the Spiritual Presence of God was with the Jews, and sustained them. As it relates to the end times, during the millennium/Kingdom of God, Christ/Messiah, whom is God with us (Isaiah 7:14/Matthew 1:23-25), and “King of Kings, and Lord of Lords” (Revelation 19:16) will rule and reign over all of the born again people of all times, from Jerusalem, for the thousand-year millennium (Revelation 20:4-6), and will sustain them. During the time of the Jewish wilderness experience, God spiritually “tabernacled” with the Jews. During the millennium, Christ will physically “tabernacle” with all of the redeemed of all ages.

Christ invites all whom do not know Him as their Lord and Savior to invite Him to tabernacle within their spirit, now! All that is needed is to accept His call to believe in Him as Lord and Savior.

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6 Armageddon – Yom Kippur – Live Or Die

Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, September 18-19, 2018, is perhaps the most important holiday in the Jewish calendar. It marks the end of a period of introspection and repentance. No work is performed, and most of the holiday is spent in prayer (This video was recorded in 2017, which is the reason for the variance in festival dates).

There is a significant relationship that exists between the Feast of Trumpets and The Day of Atonement. The feast of trumpets relates to the return of Christ to earth at the end of the Tribulation for the Battle of Armageddon (more correctly stated, “the campaign of Armageddon,” due to more than one battle that will have taken place), when He defeats the forces of Satan (Rev 19:11-21), and when He regathers the Jewish people, of whom had missed “the rapture/the catching up of believers in Christ” (John 14:16, 1 Cor 15:50-54, 1 Thes 4:13-18).

When the blowing of the trumpets occurs, the angels will gather the remaining Jews on earth, those of whom had missed the rapture (Matt 24:29-31). The Jews whom were born again during the Tribulation will be left behind to enter the Kingdom Age, also known as the Millennium. Those whom had not been born again will be taken to judgment, which begins with immediate death (Matt 24:27-28; 24:40-41/Luke 17:34-37), and ends with the Great White Throne Judgment (Rev 20:11-15); that judgment occurs at the end of the thousand-year millennium. The same reward and judgment will be afforded gentiles of the Tribulation (Matt 24:31-34, 41, 46). Therefore, “The Feast Of Trumpets” has a great place of significance in the study of the end times, as has the “Day of Atonement.”

Romans 11:26 states, “all Israel will be saved.” The verse relates to the nation of Israel being given the land of the Abrahamic covenant (Gen 12:1-3, 15:18-21). Only saved Jews will enter that land, and the Kingdom Age. The Kingdom Age will begin at the end of the tribulation. Saved, born again, Jews will enter the land that God stated in the Abrahamic Covenant. The requirement for anyone to enter the Kingdom is, “you must be born again” (John 3:3).

The fulfillment of the Day of Atonement is found in the second coming of Christ to earth, at the end of the tribulation (Matt 24:29-31; Zechariah 14:1-15; ). Key to understanding the time of the return of Christ to earth at the Battle of Armageddon is the need for the Jews whom are present on earth “to call on Christ” to return; this will happen because those Jews will have come to know Christ as their Messiah. Consider Psalm 118:26, Matt 23:39, “Blessed is He Who comes in the Name of the Lord.” See the closing video.

See the following Scofield Study Bible note, as he connects the Feast of Trumpets to the Day of Atonement.

Leviticus 23:24, Trumpets

The feast of Trumpets, Leviticus 23:23-25. This feast is a prophetical type and refers to the future regathering of long-dispersed Israel. A long interval elapses between Pentecost and Trumpets, answering to the long period occupied in the pentecostal work of the Holy Spirit in the present dispensation. Study carefully; Isaiah 18:3; Isaiah 27:13 (with contexts); Isaiah 58:1-14 (entire chapter), and; Joel 2:1 to Joel 3:21; in connection with the “trumpets,” and it will be seen that these trumpets, always symbols of testimony, are connected with the regathering and repentance of Israel after the church, or pentecostal period is ended. This feast is immediately followed by the day of atonement.

What is Yom Kippur? The Jewish High Holiday. In this article we will discuss the Jewish observance of Yom Kippur/Day Of Atonement. We will also explain the fulfillment in Christ of this holiest of all Jewish days.
“Yom Kippur/The Day of Atonement” (Sundown Tuesday, Sep, 18 until after nightfall on Wednesday, Sep 19.) Consider the following article that comes from, which is a Jewish website.

Yom Kippur In Brief

What: Yom Kippur is the holiest day of the year, when we are closest to G‑d and to the essence of our souls. Yom Kippur means “Day of Atonement,” as the verse states, “For on this day He will forgive you, to purify you, that you be cleansed from all your sins before G‑d.”

When: The 10th day of Tishrei (in 2018, from several minutes before sunset on Tuesday, Sept 18, until after nightfall on Wednesday, September 19), coming on the heels of Rosh Hashanah (the Jewish New Year, which is on the first and second days of Tishrei).

How: For nearly 26 hours we “afflict our souls”: we abstain from food and drink, do not wash or apply lotions or creams, do not wear leather footwear, and abstain from marital relations. Instead, we spend the day in synagogue, praying for forgiveness.

My Thoughts On Yom Kippur, The Day Of Atonement.

In relation to the Old Testament teaching of The Day of Atonement, we must understand that the Jews were faced with the reality of living or dying. The living aspect was a physical state of life that would be extended for another year, until the next Day of Atonement. For the Jews, death would result in a physical state of death. Neither living, nor dying, as related to the Day of Atonement, had any relationship with eternal spiritual life, or eternal spiritual death. As relating to spiritual eternal life or death, we will address those issues also in this article.

The Days Of Awe

Consider The Days Of Awe And The Book Of Life. The following information is important for believers in Christ to understand, as well as unbelieving Jews and all others whom do not know Christ as their Lord and Savior. Therefore, reinforcement is used in this article to provide a proper understanding of the subject.

The subject of having someone’s name blotted out of the Book of Life has often been improperly taught. During the days of their mortal life, Jews realize that God has all power over life’s physical existence, which has nothing to do with the Lamb’s Book of Life. The Lamb’s Book of Life contains all of the names of those whom have been born again, and whose eternity with God “is sealed” in the Lamb’s Book Of Life, and can never be removed. Unbelieving Jews believe that God makes a determination each year as to whom will live for another year and, “that decision,” will hold fast for another year. Jews use the Days Of Awe as a time of repentance to get right with others, and with God.

To be written in the Book of Life – To be sealed in the Book of Life.

It is a Jewish belief that during the Days of Awe (Sep 9-19, 2018), that begin on Rosh Hashanah, and extend through the completion of the Day of Atonement, “through their repentance,” they can alter God’s decree that He issued on Rosh Hashanah, as to whom will live for another year. During the Days of Awe, Jews may greet each other with the following words.

“L’Shanah Tovah” (li-SHAH-nuh TOH-vuh; li-shah-NAH toh-VAH)
Hebrew. Lit. for a good year. A common greeting during Rosh Hashanah and Days of Awe. It is an abbreviation of L’shanah tovah tikatev v’taihatem (May you be inscribed and sealed for a good year). The second pronunciation above is the proper Hebrew pronunciation, but I more commonly hear the first pronunciation, which is Yiddish style. The greeting may also be spoken as, “may your name be found in the Book of Life.”

A verse that shows the removal of someone from the book of life, is as follows. (Please remember that the verse has nothing to do with a loss of eternal life with God.)

Exodus 32:32 New American Standard Bible

“But now, if You will, forgive their sin– and if not, please blot me out from Your book which You have written!”

MacArthur Study Bible note. 32:32 blot me out of Your book. Nothing more strongly marked the love of Moses for his people than his sincere willingness to offer up his own life rather than see them disinherited and destroyed. The book to which Moses referred, the psalmist entitled “the book of the living” (Ps. 69:28). Untimely or premature death would constitute being blotted out of the book. The Apostle Paul displayed a similar passionate devotion for his kinsmen (Rom. 9:1–3).

My note. Moses was telling God to take his mortal life; it was for a cause. There is nothing in this verse to say that Moses wanted his eternal life or spirit to be taken from him by God.

Ryrie Study Bible note: “book.” A register of the physically living. To be blotted out meant to experience an untimely death. By contrast, the NT book of life (Rev 13:8, etc) is the register of those who have eternal life.

It is incorrect to believe that because a person has been given a premature death by God, that such a person has lost their salvation, such as has been suggested in the case of Ananias and Sapphira (Acts 5:1-11). If that couple had been born again, they would not have been unborn, and would not have become unsaved. Once we have been born again, having come to belief in Christ as our Lord in Savior, our eternity with Christ has been sealed in the Lamb’s Book Of Life…forever (Ephesians 1:13, Revelation 3:5). The key question for each person is: “have you been born again; do you know Christ as your Lord and Savior?”

Let’s consider Ananias and Sapphira. It is obvious by their actions that they had become an embarrassment upon God’s people, and also upon God. The same thing can happen today. If a born again believer in Christ begins to act in a way that is embarrassing to God, such a backslider may be given, “a quick trip home,” to heaven. Such a person is acting like an unbeliever, and is an embarrassment upon the Gospel of Christ. Consider the following verse of consideration.

1 John 5:16 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

16 If anyone sees his brother committing a sin not leading to death, he shall ask and God will for him give life to those who commit sin not leading to death. There is a sin leading to death; I do not say that he should make request for this.

Death may refer either to spiritual or physical death, though physical death is probably the case in the above verse. The “Brother” does not lose his salvation, but leaves this life prematurely. For the unbeliever, “unbelief” in Christ is the sin that results in eternal spiritual death; its finality is realized after physical death occurs. (John 3:18)

Consider the following scriptures that tell of the Day of Atonement, and its fulfillment in Christ.

Leviticus 23:26-32 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

The Day of Atonement

26 The Lord spoke to Moses, saying, 27 “On exactly the tenth day of this seventh month is the day of atonement; it shall be a holy convocation for you, and you shall humble your souls and present an offering by fire to the Lord. 28 You shall not do any work on this same day, for it is a day of atonement, to make atonement on your behalf before the Lord your God. 29 If there is any person who will not humble himself on this same day, he shall be cut off from his people. 30 As for any person who does any work on this same day, that person I will destroy from among his people. 31 You shall do no work at all. It is to be a perpetual statute throughout your generations in all your dwelling places. 32 It is to be a sabbath of complete rest to you, and you shall humble your souls; on the ninth of the month at evening, from evening until evening you shall keep your sabbath.”

Also: Leviticus 16:1-34, Numbers 29:7-11.

MacArthur Study Bible note. 23:26–32 Day of Atonement. The annual Day of Atonement pointed to the forgiveness and cleansing of sin for the priests, the nation, and the tabernacle (see notes on 16:1–34).

MacArthur Study Bible note. Lev 16:34 once a year. The better sacrifice of Jesus Christ was offered once-for-all, never to be repeated (cf. Heb. 9:11—10:18). Upon that sacrifice all forgiveness of sin is based, including that of OT believers.

The fulfillment of the Day of Atonement comes through the Substitutionary Sacrifice by Christ.

Romans 11:26 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

26 and so all Israel will be saved; just as it is written, “The Deliverer will come from Zion,
He will remove ungodliness from Jacob.”

MacArthur Study Bible note. 11:26 all Israel. All the elect Jewish people alive at the end of the Tribulation, not the believing remnant of Jews within the church during this church age (see notes on vv. 5, 17). Since the remnant has already embraced the truth of the gospel (see note on v. 25), it could not be in view here, since it no longer needs the salvation this verse promises. The Deliverer will come out of Zion. See Pss. 14:7; 53:6; Is. 46:13. The Lord Jesus Christ’s millennial rule will be associated with Mt. Zion (see notes on Ps. 110:2; Heb. 12:22). Zion. See note on 9:33.

NKJV Study Bible note. 11:26 All Israel does not mean that every individual in the nation will turn to the Lord. It means that the nation as a whole will be saved, just as the nation as a whole (but not every individual in it) was now rejecting the Lord.

Consider the substitutionary sacrifice of Christ for us.

2 Corinthians 5:21 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

21 He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.

Because of Adam’s sin, and the following curse that came upon all of God’s creation, we were born “to be sin”. Sin was our eternal state upon our becoming an embryo; we “were” fully sin, “spirit, soul and body.” Christ who, “was not sin,” became sin even though He “did not sin,” so that He could pay sin’s penalty on our behalf. We became the righteousness of God when we were born again. We were spiritually born again to spiritually dwell “in the Spirit of Christ.” (please notice the word “spiritually”)

Romans 3:25 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

25 whom God displayed publicly as a propitiation in His blood through faith. This was to demonstrate His righteousness, because in the forbearance of God He passed over the sins previously committed;

MacArthur Study Bible note. 3:25. propitiation. Crucial to the significance of Christ’s sacrifice, this word carries the idea of appeasement or satisfaction—in this case Christ’s violent death satisfied the offended holiness and wrath of God against those for whom Christ died (Is. 53:11; Col. 2:11–14).

The result of Christ’s becoming sin, “on our behalf,” is known as propitiation, per the Merriam Webster definition. Notice, “atoning sacrifice.”

Definition of propitiation

1 : the act of propitiating
2 : something that propitiates; specifically : an atoning sacrifice

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Please notice a correction that I made on the previous post about the feasts:

“6 To Armageddon – The Feasts – Rosh Hashanah/Feast Of Trumpets.”

The scriptural significance of “Rosh Hashanah/The Feast Of Trumpets” is discussed in the following video. However, I must provide a disclaimer. The video states that the Feast of Trumpets relates to the rapture of the church. However, the rapture of the church relates to “the church,” and not to Israel. The Feast of Trumpets, in truth, relates to the regathering of Israel at the end of the tribulation. Scriptures, and scripture comments, will explain my disclaimer.

Feast of Trumpets Explained in One Minute

Honor Due – Honor Given “The Dignified Transfer”

Sergeant Mycal L. Prince, Oklahoma Army National Guard,
Dignified Transfer: A fallen soldier’s final journey home

Parents, Tell Your Children, “We Are Americans – Don’t Take A Knee”


Published on Oct 9, 2011

When an American soldier dies overseas, they are returned to the U.S. the same way each time. Byron Pitts follows one fallen soldier in his final journey home in what the military calls a “dignified transfer.”

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6 To Armageddon – The Feasts – Rosh Hashanah/Feast Of Trumpets

How to light Shabbat candles? Beginning at sundown on each Friday, extending through sundown of the following Saturday, is the Jewish observance of the Sabbath, also known as Shabbat. A common greeting for the Sabbath is “Shabbat Shalom,” which means “Sabbath of Peace.”

The Sabbath was given by God to the Jews while they were in the wilderness, fleeing Egyptian bondage, on their way to the land that God promised to them in the Abrahamic Covenant. Neither Sabbath, nor feasts, nor any of the Law were given by God to any group of people, other than to Jews. The body of Christ (the church) can benefit from those three teachings but, the church is not bound by any of the law. See my two previous posts that discuss the Law. (“Israel – Covenant – Sabbath – Law – Messiah;” and “6 To Armageddon – The Feasts”).

The opening video has some very good teachable moments. The mother uses the term “mitzvah,” which means “command, “Mitzvah” can also mean “good deed.” The mother also discusses the lighting of each candle. She states that once a candle is lit, it can not be extinguished. Consider the Light of Christ. The light which shines through Him can never be extinguished. Concerning Shabbat. “Sabbath rest” is found in Christ (Matthew 11:28-30; Hebrews 4:1-11), which is entered into through belief in Christ.

It is true that a woman brought “the Light” into the world, with Mary being that woman who gave birth to Christ, the Messiah (Matthew 1:18:25, Luke 2:1-7), who was, and is, the Light of the world. The Light that Mary brought into the world shines the Light of Righteousness into a world that has been darkened by the darkness of sin. It is important to know that the Light of Christ enlightens all mankind of “the Light,” and of Righteousness (John 1:4-9). Notice that the mother waves her hands around the candles, “three times,” which is significant of the Triune God (“God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit.” Notice the Godhead being identified in John 14:26.)

On Sunday evening, following this weekly Sabbath, will be the beginning of the Feast of Rosh Hashanah/Feast Of Trumpets. The following video describes how Jews celebrate Rosh Hashanah.

How to Celebrate Rosh Hashanah

The following information about Rosh Hashanah comes from a Jewish website. Please notice that the website is not a Messianic Jewish Website.
Rosh Hashanah
Begins sunset of Sunday, September 9, 2018
Ends nightfall of Tuesday, September 11, 2018
No work is permitted.
The Month of Elul – August 12 – September 9, 2018
Fast of Gedaliah – September 12, 2018
Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish New Year. It is the anniversary of the creation of Adam and Eve, and a day of judgment and coronation of G‑d as king.

The scriptural significance of “Rosh Hashanah/The Feast Of Trumpets” is discussed in the following video. However, I must provide a disclaimer. The video states that the Feast of Trumpets relates to the rapture of the church. However, the rapture of the church, relates to “the church,” and not to Israel. The Feast of Trumpets, in truth, relates to the regathering of Israel at the end of the tribulation. Scriptures, and scripture comments, will explain my disclaimer.

Feast of Trumpets Explained in One Minute

Civil New Year – Regathering Of Israel

The Feast Of Trumpets has a two-fold purpose, per Ryrie and MacArthur study bibles.

Per the Ryrie Study Bible, “the Feast of Trumpets” celebrates the beginning of the Jewish civil new year. (Leviticus 23 note).

Per the MacArthur Study Bible, “the Feast of Trumpets” celebrates Israel’s regathering by Christ (Matt. 24:31, Leviticus 23 note). (My note: The regathering of Israel is not the same event as the Rapture of the Church, which precedes the regathering…John 14:1-6, 1 Corinthians 15:50-54, 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18).

Specific scriptures that relate to the Feast of Trumpets are shown in the following verses.

Leviticus 23:23-25 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

23 Again the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, 24 “Speak to the sons of Israel, saying, ‘In the seventh month on the first of the month you shall have a rest, a reminder by blowing of trumpets, a holy convocation. 25 You shall not do any laborious work, but you shall present an offering by fire to the Lord.’”

Note: MacArthur Study Bible. 23:23–25 memorial of blowing of trumpets. This feast, called the Feast of Trumpets, consecrated the seventh month (Sept./Oct.) as a sabbatical month (cf. Num. 29:1–6).

Note: NKJV Study Bible. 23:24 The seventh month … first day falls in mid-September. a memorial: Israel remembered God’s goodness, which was expressed in the covenant, and asked God to continue to remember that covenant. Blowing of trumpets marked solemn, joyful, and urgent occasions in ancient Israel.

Numbers 29:1-6 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

Offerings of the Seventh Month

1 ‘Now in the seventh month, on the first day of the month, you shall also have a holy convocation; you shall do no laborious work. It will be to you a day for blowing trumpets. 2 You shall offer a burnt offering as a soothing aroma to the Lord: one bull, one ram, and seven male lambs one year old without defect; 3 also their grain offering, fine flour mixed with oil: three-tenths of an ephah for the bull, two-tenths for the ram, 4 and one-tenth for each of the seven lambs. 5 Offer one male goat for a sin offering, to make atonement for you, 6 besides the burnt offering of the new moon and its grain offering, and the continual burnt offering and its grain offering, and their drink offerings, according to their ordinance, for a soothing aroma, an offering by fire to the Lord.

Note: NKJV Study Bible. 29:1–6 The celebration of the Feast of Trumpets involved blowing ram’s horns (contrast the silver trumpets in 10:2). Later, this festival became identified with the new year festival.

Numbers 10:2 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

2 “Make yourself two trumpets of silver, of hammered work you shall make them; and you shall use them for summoning the congregation and for having the camps set out.

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We Glorify The Lamb – Terry MacAlmon

Consider the words that are used to describe the prophesied Messiah/Christ.

The prophecy of the birth of Christ.

Isaiah 7:14 New American Standard Bible (NASB) (742 B.C.) (This “Name” prophecy was fulfilled in Matt 1:23)

14 Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, a virgin will be with child and bear a son, and she will call His name Immanuel.

The prophecy of the deity of Christ.

Isaiah 9:6 New American Standard Bible (NASB) (740 B.C.)

6 For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us; And the government will rest on His shoulders;
And His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.

The prophecy of Christ being, “God with us.”

Matthew 1:23 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

23 “Behold, the virgin shall be with child and shall bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel,” which translated means, “God with us.”

The acknowledgement of Christ being, “Lord and God.”

Consider the words of the Apostle Thomas, as he spoke to Messiah/Christ (33 A.D.)

John 20:28 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

28 Thomas answered and said to Him, “My Lord and my God!”

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When Did Jesus Say To Weep?

Lift Up Your Eyes!

These are some of the last words Jesus said before he was crucified.

As the soldiers led him away, they seized Simon from Cyrene, who was on his way in from the country, and put the cross on him and made him carry it behind Jesus. A large number of people followed him, including women who mourned and wailed for him. Jesus turned and said to them,“Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for me; weep for yourselves and for your children. For the time will come when you will say, ‘Blessed are the childless women, the wombs that never bore and the breasts that never nursed!’”
Luke 23:26-29 NIV

“Don’t cry about me,” Jesus was saying. “Cry because someday mankind will be so clueless about why I created them that they won’t understand children and families!”

This is part of why God created mankind, and it’s found in the first chapter…

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The Saluting Marine – A Patriot

Notice the correct position of the Marine’s right hand as he holds his salute.

“I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”

Citizens should stand upright and place the right hand over the heart while reciting the pledge. Men not in uniform should remove any nonreligious head covering.

This video has been used numerous times in my blog posts. With God’s help, it will continue to be one of my favorite ways of showing the greatness of The United States Of America.

To The Shores Of Tripoli

To The Shores Of Tripoli was a movie that was made about World War II during that war. The Marines who are shown in the video are examples of those who train to fight for our nation. World War II was a very critical period of time in our nation’s history. The Axis Powers of Germany, Japan and Italy had plans to conquer the world for their cause of world domination. Without the entry of the United States military forces into World War II, the objectives of the Axis powers would have been achieved. Consider some of the related facts that are included as a part of this post.

The following link will lead you to an account of the Bataan death march where the Japanese army captured 76,000 Filipinos and Americans. Japanese butchery, disease, exposure to the blazing sun, lack of food, and lack of water took the lives of approximately 5,200 Americans

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