Yom Teruah 2021

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Believe it or not, we have arrived at the most incredible time of year again, the time of year wherein God’s feasts ought to be more front and center in our lives. Last year, 2020, this time was filled with prayer and repentance events in Washington D.C., Plymouth, Massachusetts, Texas, California etc. And though it seemed unlikely we would ever round this corner again, we have, and are here in 2021. So, what will this holiday be like this year? Guess we’re going to find out!

What Is It?

To begin with, Yom Teruah is the first of the three Fall feasts of the Lord. Yom Teruah means, “the day (yom) of blowing or shouting (teruah)”. It is also referred to as Rosh HaShanah (meaning Head of the Year) and the Feast of Trumpets. The Jews claim that before the time of Moses and Mount Sinai this was known as the beginning (head) of the year. The Jews also consider this as the time when the creation of the world took place, specifically Adam and Eve (Mark Biltz’s Blood Moons, pg 82, 152). It is also the day when Noah stepped out of the ark onto dry ground (Mark Biltz’s Blood Moons, pg 36). They also claim that this is the head of the civil new year, while the religious new year begins in the month of Abib/Nisan in the spring (around our March). In 2 Kings 8:2 it is referred to as “the month of Ethaniam, which is the seventh month.” Ethanim means to be permanent, and since it is a plural word it probably referred to the holidays of the month rather than the month itself. However, this month on most Jewish modern calendars is called Tishri, though it is never called this in Scripture. Tishri is instead yet another adopted Babylonian name. That being said, God does not observe this as the head of the a year, nor does He recognize a “civil” year, but rather, calls it the seventh month. It is important to go with what God has said in His Spirit-inspired word, and not with the opinion of those who adopted the Babylonian mystical view of the calendar.

It says in Numbers 29:1, “And in the seventh month, and the first day of the month ye shall have an holy convocation [dress rehearsal]; ye shall do no servile work: it is a day [yom] of blowing [teruah] the trumpets unto you.”

It is the first day of what are traditionally referred to as Ten Days of Repentance and Awe, and is the day that people are continually made aware of the holiness and awesomeness of God.

The Tradition of the Shofar

On this day the shofar is blown 100 times. The Jews have established four different types of sounds emitted from the shofar on Yom Teruah, but God does not specify any of them in the Bible. God just refers to it as a day of blowing, which infers many times. Nevertheless, tradition has it that the three/four different sounds have names: Tekia (one long blast to get everyone to wake up), Shevarim (compared to the sound of weeping), Teruah (staccato sounds followed by a long blast that is urgent), Tekiah haGedolah (one very long blast, also referred to “the Last Trump.” Truly, from a Biblical standpoint, the name is Teruah, and that sound is urgent and demands attention.

The Shout

Before continuing, it must be said that Numbers 29:1 does not actually have the word trumpets or shofars in it, nor does Leviticus 23:24. The translators must have assumed that one is blowing something, and so they inserted a word in English that is not literally there in the Hebrew. At best the word would merely be implied. It is important to note that elsewhere in Scripture this word “Teruah” is a majority of the time translated as “shouts” of joy, joyful sounds, shouts of war, cries of alarm, war cries, and battle cries. Teruah is also used of trumpets in a handful of other instances signaling war or alarm, such as in Numbers 31:6.

The Timing

Now when does Yom Teruah begin? It’s always been said that no one knows exactly when. Why? Because this festival is based on the New Moon which is very difficult to detect, and there is only a small window of time that it can be seen. Throughout history it took two credible witnesses to declare the time when the sliver of the moon appears. Thus, this feast is known as the day when “no one knows the day or the hour” it begins. But, once the sighting time of the New Moon is agreed upon by two witnesses, the feast day officially begins. Even though modern calendars predict the new moon accurately, God’s way is for two witnesses to spot it and officially declare it.

Day of Repentance or Shouting:

What is the point of Yom Teruah? It is called a “memorial,” and is a call to remember God. And when we remember God, our sin comes to light. So, the obvious result of remembering God is repentance. It is a call for God’s people who’ve not already searched their hearts and fallen on their faces before God, to do so then. This is all preparation for Yom Kippur that follows, which is known as the Day of Atonement and/or Judgment. Remember, this is not a call to those who do not know God to repent. This is a call to believers to repent before a holy God, as seen in Joel 2. It pictures a day of deep remorse and overwhelming alarm and gut wrenching weeping.

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Oddly enough though, its name does not merely refer to calls to repentance, but shouts of joy. It is an enigma, for while one camp of believers may be weeping at calls of alarm in the light of remembering a holy God, the other camp is shouting war cries of victory. How strange to have so much difference in one word. I would therefore assess that if you’ve already repented and sought the Lord, then this holiday is a day of rejoicing and shouting for joy! If you have not yet repented with genuine brokenness and gut wrenching, heart-felt wailing, then now is the time. Either way, we are to lift our voices, and trumpet them towards heaven.

Fulfilled In-Part:

Jesus fulfilled the four spring feasts at His first coming. Will He not fulfill fulfill the last three feasts at His second coming? After all, “no one knows the day or the hour” this feast day will arrive. Is it possible that Jesus could return at this time? Actually, it is inevitable that Jesus’ return is immanent. Indeed, it will come as a thief in the night. Could it be now?

It does appear to me, that the Yom Teruah of 2020, was at least in part fulfilled. Incredibly as the Church called out to God desperately in repentance at various events across the nation, such as Jonathan Cahn’s The Return, Franklin Graham’s Prayer March, Pastor Jack Hibb’s week of prayer and fasting, Pastor Dana Coverstone’s call to daily prayer, and Carter Conlon’s call to pray at Plymouth, and the essence of Yom Teruah and Joel 1-2 began to come to pass. 

I know that many have thought that Jesus would return on Yom Teruah because of the trumpets that sound this day, and it is still possible. After all, 1 Thessalonians 4 states that the Lord Himself shall descend with a shout, the voice of the archangel, and the “trump” of God. “16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.18 Wherefore comfort one another with these words.” And Yom Teruah has everything to do with loud noises — shouting and shofars!

Though we are called to pray without ceasing and to watch unto prayer and to be vigilant always and to keep looking up, this holiday is a good reminder to return to or continue in this behavior. At this time, too many Christians are thinking that normal could return, that things could get better, that everything will be alright, that we all need to just try a little harder or vote for someone else. As they hope in this, and yes, even as they physically and legally fight for this, their spiritual vigilance has gotten fuzzy and prayer has tapered off. Thus, this holiday has come yet again as a reminder that we must surrender all; we must return to prayer; we must see the state of this nation and our world for what it is. May this holiday find you looking up with your eyes and hearts fixed upon Jesus, for our redemption is nearer now than last year at this time.

Looking up,

Holy Light Ministries

Food for Thought:

Could this be when the 2 witnesses appear of Revelation 11? After all, it takes two witnesses to confirm that this holiday can begin. Could this be when God sends His Son to go and get His Bride? After all, it is the day that no man knows. If He does indeed come for His Bride on that unknown day, surprising all as a thief in the night (1 Thessalonians 4:16-chapter 5), then it would definitely be a call for great alarm as portrayed in Joel 2. Could this be when they sound the trumpet in Zion, sound the alarm in God’s holy mountain, calling all to repentance because they missed the Day, and they know it? After all, would this not cause the greatest weeping, the deepest repentance, the most overwhelming alarm? We’ll see!

I will leave you with those thoughts at this time. My thoughts on this are still developing. My blessings to you all as you prepare for the SOON return of the King!!!

Sources:

Mark Biltz’s book, Blood Moons, check out this link: http://shop.elshaddaiministries.us/Blood-Moons_c17.htm

Perry Stone, Jr., “The Rapture Revelation: A Special Teaching Syllabus,” from the video set, “The Rapture Revelation.”

“8643: Teruah,” word study, https://biblehub.com/hebrew/8643.htm

Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible

The Complete Words Study Dictionary: Old Testament

“Why Babylonian Names for Jewish Months?” https://www.chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/987524/jewish/Why-Babylonian-Names-for-Jewish-Months.htm

Definitions of different names associate with Yom Teruah are presented in this article and the hope that we will be raptured during the present Yom Teruah…we’ll see! https://raptureandendtimes.com/2020/03/12/rapture-2020-the-feast-of-trumpets/?fbclid=IwAR3D6BtUpyxEqHva9aRraJeZA4XE5kEp6DAQAlVycKpyUOzyrwCNO5Qd91s https://torahresource.com/the-yearly-festivals/yom-truah-rosh-hashanah/embed/#?secret=l8J76hiDm5

God’s 3 Autumn Appointments

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free-bing-pic-gods-autumn-holidaysJesus fulfilled all four of the Spring feasts, but He has not yet fulfilled the three Fall feasts. However, He will, for they are not just feasts; they’re not just about food and parties and family. They are appointments that God has set in place, predestined before the beginning of the world. They are dress rehearsals for that which Jesus will fully and perfectly fulfill down to the last detail. “For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled,” Matthew 5:18. They are God’s appointed feasts and divine dress rehearsals. They are not Jewish. They are God’s. Therefore, as the people of God, let us pay attention to these feasts and be aware of their significance.

There are 3 Autumn appointments. Yom Teruah, Yom Kippur, and Sukkot.

The first is Yom Teruah, otherwise know as Rosh HaShanah and the Feast of Trumpets. Though it is known as the day of trumpets the word often translated trumpets in the Bible actually means “shouting”. It is the day that “no man knows”, for it falls on a new moon. The new moon must be sighted by two witnesses in order for this feast to officially begin. This day is followed by ten Days of Awe/Repentance in which all believers are to allow the Holy Spirit to search their hearts. These Books are mentioned in the book of Revelation (Rev 3:5; 20:12; 21:27; etc). More on Yom Teruah is found here: https://holylight4u.wordpress.com/2021/09/04/yom-teruah-2021/

Following the Days of Awe is Yom Kippur. This day is also known as both the Day of Judgment and the Day of Atonement. More on Yom Kippur is also found here: https://holylight4u.wordpress.com/2018/10/01/gods-holidays-yom-kippur/ and https://holylight4u.wordpress.com/2020/09/28/living-out-yom-kippur/

Finally Sukkot, otherwise known as Tabernacles for everyone is to live in homemade three sided booths at this time to commemorate coming up out of Egypt. It also commemorates God coming down to dwell in a tabernacle among them. This is a holiday that will be celebrated by all throughout the Millennium (Zachariah 14), and all will trek to Jerusalem once a year to celebrate it. This is the most joyous of all God’s holidays for it is all about light and laughter and singing and dancing and great joy. It is truly a time that not only looks back on the Jews camping in the wilderness, but looks forward for Christians to that joyous time when Jesus and physically, literally dwells among us and is the light in our midst! For more on this incredible holiday please check out this link: https://holylight4u.wordpress.com/2016/10/17/sukkot-festival-of-joy-and-light/

Come Quickly Lord Jesus! The Spirit and the Bride say, “Come!”

Looking up,

Holy Light Ministries

The Feast of Tabernacles: God Dwelling Among Us

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In Nehemiah 8 it is autumn (September/October), and perhaps it has begun feeling a little cooler. It is the first day of the seventh month, and thus is Yom Teruah. Thousands of men and women are gathered in Jerusalmen and are seated upon the ground. Then, Ezra the priest ascends to a special podium built for the occasion, the fragrance of spices (Cinnamon, frankincense and myrrh) from the Temple waft on the air. As Ezra takes his place and blesses the Lord aloud, everyone stands to their feet, raises their hands, bows their heads and lifts their voices in agreement. For hours they then stand silently and listen to the reading and explanation of the reading of God’s word. And the more they hear, the more they weep.

They have come from captivity. They do not have their own copies of the Bible. And the words of Scripture, that are sharper than a two-edged sword, divide between their souls and spirits, moving them deeply to tears. After dispersing, celebrating, eating and drinking and sharing with each other, they regather many times over the course of twenty two days to eagerly hear and learn more, and in so doing, come to realize that they have not kept the feast of Tabernacles for nearly a thousand years — since the days of Joshua!

Nehemiah 8 is incredibly special, and deeply profound. Before we continue to explain what the feast of Tabernacles is all about, please, be blessed as you read Nehemiah 8, even as the returned remnant of Nehemiah’s day were blessed and deeply touched when they heard the word of God.

“And all the people gathered themselves together as one man into the street that was before the water gate; and they spake unto Ezra the scribe to bring the book of the law of Moses, which the LORD had commanded to Israel.2 And Ezra the priest brought the law before the congregation both of men and women, and all that could hear with understanding, upon the first day of the seventh month [Yom Teruah]. 3 And he read therein before the street that was before the water gate from the morning until midday, before the men and the women, and those that could understand; and the ears of all the people were attentive unto the book of the law.4 And Ezra the scribe stood upon a pulpit of wood, which they had made for the purpose; and beside him stood Mattithiah, and Shema, and Anaiah, and Urijah, and Hilkiah, and Maaseiah, on his right hand; and on his left hand, Pedaiah, and Mishael, and Malchiah, and Hashum, and Hashbadana, Zechariah, and Meshullam.5 And Ezra opened the book in the sight of all the people; (for he was above all the people;) and when he opened it, all the people stood up:6 And Ezra blessed the LORD, the great God. And all the people answered, Amen, Amen, with lifting up their hands: and they bowed their heads, and worshipped the LORD with their faces to the ground.7 Also Jeshua, and Bani, and Sherebiah, Jamin, Akkub, Shabbethai, Hodijah, Maaseiah, Kelita, Azariah, Jozabad, Hanan, Pelaiah, and the Levites, caused the people to understand the law: and the people stood in their place.8 So they read in the book in the law of God distinctly, and gave the sense, and caused them to understand the reading.9 And Nehemiah, which is the Tirshatha, and Ezra the priest the scribe, and the Levites that taught the people, said unto all the people, This day is holy unto the LORD your God; mourn not, nor weep. For all the people wept, when they heard the words of the law.10 Then he said unto them, Go your way, eat the fat, and drink the sweet, and send portions unto them for whom nothing is prepared: for this day is holy unto our Lord: neither be ye sorry; for the joy of the LORD is your strength.11 So the Levites stilled all the people, saying, Hold your peace, for the day is holy; neither be ye grieved.12 And all the people went their way to eat, and to drink, and to send portions, and to make great mirth, because they had understood the words that were declared unto them.13 And on the second day were gathered together the chief of the fathers of all the people, the priests, and the Levites, unto Ezra the scribe, even to understand the words of the law.14 And they found written in the law which the LORD had commanded by Moses, that the children of Israel should dwell in booths in the feast of the seventh month:15 And that they should publish and proclaim in all their cities, and in Jerusalem, saying, Go forth unto the mount, and fetch olive branches, and pine branches, and myrtle branches, and palm branches, and branches of thick trees, to make booths, as it is written.16 So the people went forth, and brought them, and made themselves booths, every one upon the roof of his house, and in their courts, and in the courts of the house of God, and in the street of the water gate, and in the street of the gate of Ephraim.17 And all the congregation of them that were come again out of the captivity made booths, and sat under the booths: for since the days of Jeshua the son of Nun unto that day had not the children of Israel done so. And there was very great gladness.18 Also day by day, from the first day unto the last day, he read in the book of the law of God. And they kept the feast seven days; and on the eighth day was a solemn assembly, according unto the manner.” Nehemiah 8

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There is so much to say about the Feast of Tabernacles (Sukkot). This feast is so exciting that everything said about it is important and joyful. This I must say is my favorite of all God’s appointed times, for it is all about Jesus coming to live with us and set up His Kingdom here on earth!!! That which is related below is gathered from both Scripture and Jewish historical tradition. Mark Biltz is also an excellent source.

Leviticus 23:34-43 expresses what this day looks like to God. The Feast of Tabernacles was one of 3 feasts that the men were commanded to attend in Jerusalem. The women and children were very much invited, but all the men 20 and over were commanded to come (Exodus 23:17; Deuteronomy 16:16). Then, every seventh year, ALL were to attend and hear the reading of the law (Deuteronomy 31:10). It was in Jerusalem that everyone was to build temporary dwelling places called “tabernacles, booths, huts” that were 3 sided and made so that one could see the stars through the roof. The Jews specifically were and are to dwell in booths like this (Leviticus 23:34-43) to commemorate how they lived when God brought them out of Egypt. There are to be seven days of offerings (Numbers 29;12-38). The first day and the last day of the feast are to be days of rest.

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It is an 8 day feast that is all about lights, water, wind, great joy and God coming to dwell among us. It is all about light for it was at that time when the Jews would celebrate it from Jerusalem (even in Jesus’ day) and the lights of Jerusalem would be seen 20-40 miles in all directions. Those north in Galilee and west out onto the Mediterranean Sea would see the lights. Indeed, Jerusalem at that time of the year was referred to as “the light of the world”. In the temple court there were four tall candlesticks rising 7.5 stories into the sky. Each would be filled with gallons and gallons of oil continually so that all night the people could continue celebrating. It was at this time that Jesus stood up and declared in John 8:12, “I am the light of the world.”

Part of the ceremonies performed was that of the water libation wherein 8 priests, with singing and music and many following, would descend from Jerusalem to the Pool of Siloam to draw water with a golden pitcher. Then they would all march uphill back to the Temple with the water as well as a silver pitcher of wine. Once they reached the Temple they would pour the water into a cup on the brazen altar and the wine into another cup on the altar. While they poured out the water and the wine they would be singing Isaiah 12:3 which speaks of drawing water out of the wells of salvation. Furthermore, when the priests were pouring out the water and praying for rain in order to have good crops the following year, Jesus said, “If any man thirst, let him come to me and drink. He that believeth on me as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water” John 7:37-38. And interestingly enough, the name of Jesus–Yeshua–means salvation.

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While 8 priests were drawing the water from the wells of salvation, 8 other priests went out and cut down long (even up to 30 feet) branches of willow trees. Then, they along with a crowd, would travel back to Jerusalem waving the branches causing a great sound of a wind to blow. Not only this, but everyone else also held onto such branches and waved them about during the celebration. The Holy Spirit is depicted in the great feast through the wind caused by the willow branches being waved. The word for Spirit in Hebrew quite literally means, “wind, breath.” Thus, the wind being caused is symbolic of the blowing of the Spirit. Indeed, later on in Acts 2, the Spirit would come upon those in the upper room who were waiting for the promise of the Father like the blowing of a violent wind.

The first day God called a sabbath, and the eighth day was called a sabbath and a “solemn assembly”. The term “solemn assembly” is used 4 times regarding the 8th day of the feast of Tabernacles in Leviticus 23:36; Numbers 29:35; 2 Chronicles 7:9; and Nehemiah 8:18. One time regarding the 7th day of Unleavened Bread in Deuteronomy 16:8. One time regarding a nameless fall feast day in Isaiah 1:13, and two times in the book of Joel regarding a large, impromptu gathering for the sake of repentance and prayer in Joel 1:14; 2:15, which very well had to do with this season. The Hebrew noun for “sacred assembly” is atsarah (#6116) which means exactly that, “an assembly” for religious purposes, and also means, “to restrain, to shut in” to hold something back, to stop something, to keep something or someone in bondage. https://holylight4u.wordpress.com/2020/07/24/the-restraining-power-of-a-solemn-assembly/. Interestingly enough, the definition of the name “Church” in Greek means just that, “the called out, assembled ones.” For more info on this, please link up with this address: https://holylight4u.wordpress.com/2020/07/28/the-church-to-assemble-or-not-to-assemble/

The 8th day of the feast has been called Simchat Torah, which means, “rejoice in the teaching” or Word of God. For even as the people needed rain for their crops and were praying to God for that rain, the people also needed the Word of God to fall like rain and for the knowledge of the Lord to cover the earth as the water covers the sea (Isaiah 11:9). The Word of God is compared to water and rain. Their songs were taken from the Psalms and Isaiah, and their joy was in God their savior. And their rejoicing was not simply in good food, hanging out with friends, singing their favorite songs or in the hopes for the rains to come, but rather, their rejoicing was in the knowledge of God one day raining down upon all.

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This is a feast of great celebration and meaning. When the people actually celebrated it as they should, over 2 million people would be in attendance. Men would be dancing and juggling lit torches, while the sounds of singing filled the air and music wafted on the breeze. All week long people participated in God-ordained rituals, sacrifices, camping out under the stars, praying, feasting, dancing, singing, music, and then they did it all over again into the night and into the next day and the day after that. If anyone thinks that God is a stick in the mud and doesn’t know how to have fun, then they have not celebrated this feast! However, unlike all other parties, at this great party God was the focus, for it was about God coming down as the blessing of rain to dwell among humanity.

But, as depicted in Isaiah 2:1-5, Micah 4:1,2 and specifically in Zechariah 14 this is also a feast for the nations, for one day all nations during the Millennial reign of Yeshua ha Meshiach (Jesus the Messiah) will come up to Jerusalem to keep this feast. It is then that “He shall come down like rain on the mowed grass, like showers that water the earth. In His days the righteous shall flourish; and abundance of peace, until the moon is not. He shall also have the rule from sea to sea, and from the River to the ends of the earth,” Psalm 72:6-8. And “the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea,” Habakkuk 2:14. This appointed time is about one day soon and very soon that Jesus will come and dwell among us as King of kings and Lord of lords. May it be sooner than soon!

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The inspired, unchanging Word of God states that there is a God who still rides the whirlwind, who prepares hail for the day of battle, who still commands the wind and the waves, who sends the rain and snow, and who sits enthroned in unshakable majesty and power. In the midst of all that is coming, our Lord Jesus has not changed. He is still the same yesterday, today and forever! And He is still coming soon! Indeed, one day, Jesus will descend with a shout and His Bride will be caught up in the clouds to meet Him in the air.

Then, following a time of the most horrendous tribulation that this world shall ever know, also called Jacob’s Trouble, Jesus will set His feet down on the Mount of Olives, and after slaughtering the enemy that has gathered to prevent His arrival, He will set up His Kingdom that will have no end. He will be here. God with us, abiding with us, tabernacling among us…finally…at long last, physically here!

Though America is coming to a close, though Christians around the world are undergoing persecution and that persecution may very well intensify in the coming days and months, though a grave and evil vaccine that is not a normal vaccine has been and is being mandated in order to travel, be employed, and even go to the doctor, though great darkness is descending upon and encompassing the entire earth, this holiday – the Feast of Tabernacles – unlike all the other holidays gives us an even greater HOPE that there is a day coming when Christ will rule and reign and will judge the world in righteousness and the people with equity (Psalm 96 and 98).

Let us reflect deeply on that 8th day which is referring to a “solemn assembly,” and let us again be reminded that our assembly as the Church is imperative. It is non-negotiable, especially as the day of the Lord draws ever nearer. We as the body of Christ are God’s dwelling place. We as the solemn assembly of the Church are God’s Holy of Holies (1 Corinthians 3:16) where the Ark of the Covenant stands. May we live like it. May we act like it.

Let us also think on the fact that one day soon Jesus will physically be here among us. He is coming for real. This festival reminds us of this beautiful and powerful promise that will soon be fulfilled.

Jesus is coming SOON. The Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” Yes, come quickly LORD Jesus!!!!

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Yom Kippur: Day of Atonement

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Day of Atonement: High Priest Enters the Holy of Holies (free Pinterest pic)

We are in a very special time of year. Aside from the fact that it is the changing of the seasons, and the crisp feeling of autumn is in the air and the crunch of red and gold leaves are under our feet and the fragrance of apple cinnamon and pumpkin intoxicates our senses, it is also a time of God’s holidays. Now, there are seven holidays all together that are holy to the Lord. In Leviticus 23:1 it says that, “The Lord spoke . . . saying, “Speak to the people . . . and say to them, These are the appointed feasts of the Lord that you shall proclaim as holy convocations; they are my appointed feasts.”” These are not like our American holidays or other national holidays, for these holidays were set a part by the Lord. In the Hebrew language “feast” actually means “an appointment, a fixed time.” And when God calls them “holy convocations,” convocation actually means “a rehearsal.” Therefore, all of God’s holidays are God-ordained, divine appointments set by God on His calendar as dress rehearsals and foreshadowing that would be or will be fulfilled by Jesus.

The first of the fall festivals is Yom Teruah, the Day of Blowing, otherwise known as the Feast of Trumpets. In Leviticus 23:23-24 it says, “Then the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, “Speak to the children of Israel, saying: ‘In the seventh month, on the first day of the month, you shall have a sabbath-rest, a memorial of blowing of trumpets, a holy convocation.” Yom Teruah has been known for centuries as the day of “the Last Trump” for it is the last call to the nation to repent before the day of judgment/atonement Yom Kippur. For more on Yom Teruah visit this link https://holylight4u.wordpress.com/2021/09/04/yom-teruah-2021/

Leviticus 23:26-29 speaks of the second God-ordained, autumn feast called Yom Kippur, Yom meaning “Day” and Kippur meaning “Atonement.” “And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying: “Also the tenth day of this seventh month shall be the Day of Atonement. It shall be a holy convocation for you; you shall afflict your souls, and offer an offering made by fire to the Lord. And you shall do no work on that same day, for it is the Day of Atonement, to make atonement for you before the Lord your God. For any person who is not afflicted in soul on that same day shall be cut off from his people.” Furthermore, it is the ONLY day of the year that the high priest enters the Holy of Holies (Leviticus 16 and Hebrews 9) to apply blood to the Ark of Covenant for himself, his family, and the nation.

Yom Kippur in Scripture

In Exodus 32 we read of the first Yom Kippur. In this passage we see that Moses had come down from Mount Sinai with the Ten Commandments and found that the impatient, impetuous people were all naked and dancing around the golden calf they had made for themselves. After several things transpired, Moses tells the people he will go back up to the Lord to see if he might be able to make atonement for their great sin. We see this story in Exodus 32:30-34.

30 Now it came to pass on the next day that Moses said to the people, “You have committed a great sin. So now I will go up to the Lord; perhaps I can make atonement for your sin.”31 Then Moses returned to the Lord and said, “Oh, these people have committed a great sin, and have made for themselves a god of gold!32 Yet now, if You will forgive their sin–but if not, I pray, blot me out of Your book which You have written.”33 And the Lord said to Moses, “Whoever has sinned against Me, I will blot him out of My book.34 Now therefore, go, lead the people to the place of which I have spoken to you. Behold, My Angel shall go before you. Nevertheless, in the day when I visit for punishment, I will visit punishment upon them for their sin.”

So, Moses reascends the mountain for 40 more days, and it is said that at the end of it as Moses descends the mountain with second set of Commandments, that this was God’s mercy extended to the people on the first Yom Kippur. While Moses was on the mountain those 40 more days, the people were to be preparing their hearts and lives for God’s judgment.

Later, Jesus would be in the Wilderness, fasting and being tempted by the devil for 40 days. Just as Moses went into the mountain of Sinai for forty days, Jesus went out into the wilderness for forty days. After all, Jesus is the predicted “Prophet” that Moses said would be like him (Deuteronomy 18:15-19) and yet is far greater than Moses (Hebrews 3:1-3).

In Luke 4:13-30 we find an incredible story following Jesus’ fast and temptation in the wilderness. But, there is something amazing in this story that I missed for years. Yom Kippur is everywhere if you know for what to look. Let’s take a look!

13 Now when the devil had ended every temptation, he departed from Him until an opportune time.14 Then Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit to Galilee, and news of Him went out through all the surrounding region.15 And He taught in their synagogues, being glorified by all.16 So He came to Nazareth, where He had been brought up. And as His custom was, He went into the synagogue on the Sabbath day, and stood up to read.17 And He was handed the book of the prophet Isaiah. And when He had opened the book, He found the place where it was written:18 “The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, Because He has anointed Me To preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives And recovery of sight to the blind, To set at liberty those who are oppressed;19 To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord.”20 Then He closed the book, and gave it back to the attendant and sat down. And the eyes of all who were in the synagogue were fixed on Him.21 And He began to say to them, “Today this Scripture is fulfilled in your hearing.”22 So all bore witness to Him, and marveled at the gracious words which proceeded out of His mouth. And they said, “Is this not Joseph’s son?”23 He said to them, “You will surely say this proverb to Me, ‘Physician, heal yourself! Whatever we have heard done in Capernaum, do also here in Your country.’ “24 Then He said, “Assuredly, I say to you, no prophet is accepted in his own country.25 But I tell you truly, many widows were in Israel in the days of Elijah, when the heaven was shut up three years and six months, and there was a great famine throughout all the land;26 but to none of them was Elijah sent except to Zarephath, in the region of Sidon, to a woman who was a widow.27 And many lepers were in Israel in the time of Elisha the prophet, and none of them was cleansed except Naaman the Syrian.”28 So all those in the synagogue, when they heard these things, were filled with wrath,29 and rose up and thrust Him out of the city; and they led Him to the brow of the hill on which their city was built, that they might throw Him down over the cliff.30 Then passing through the midst of them, He went His way.”

We’ve read this story before and have probably heard sermons on it at some time or another. But, what was happening here has probably been lost on us because we did not know about God’s holidays and the scripture passages that were read on those holidays. The fact that Jesus read Isaiah 61 meant beyond a shadow of a doubt that it was Yom Kippur. This then meant that it was the Fall season. This also meant that Jesus had been out in the Judean wilderness for forty days in the heat of summer. This also meant that Jesus was essentially telling them that their Jubilee passage of Isaiah 61 was now fulfilled through Him. In other words, Jesus was their Jubilee who had come to set the captives free, and it was the “acceptable year of the Lord.” Interestingly enough, Jesus ended His reading of Isaiah 61 mid sentence. He did not finish the sentence which reads, “and the day of the vengeance of our God.” He did not finish the passage because the day of judgment has not yet come. However, the day of the Lord’s atonement had come through Jesus, and was fulfilled that day in their hearing. The day of the Lord’s vengeance, even as seen in the book of Revelation, is still in the future and is coming and will be fulfilled in Jesus.

But there’s more…

In Luke 4 we read of Jesus being pushed and pulled and pummeled to the edge of a cliff. This is significant and is directly linked to Yom Kippur as well. Historically, on Yom Kippur, two goats were selected, both without blemish. One was selected to be sacrificed in the Temple for the people while the other was selected to be what was called the “scapegoat.” Now, it was on the “scapegoat” that all of the sins of the people were placed. After this ceremony was conducted, the “scapegoat” bearing all the sins of the people was marched out of town where it was to be released into the wilderness. The problem was, the scapegoats didn’t stay in the wilderness, but instead kept coming back into town! So, they decided to make sure that the goat died, because they did not want their sins returning to them. Thus, certain people were selected to drive the goat into the wilderness where they would drive it off of a cliff.

Well, in Luke 4 it is the holiday of Yom Kippur and Jesus has just read Isaiah 61 and has declared Himself to be their atonement, their deliverance and has also gravely offended his listeners by saying they have no faith and are as bad as their unbelieving forefathers. Thus, His audience decided to treat Jesus as their “scapegoat.” It’s as if they were saying, “Are you really saying our atonement? Are you really saying you’re our deliverer? Well then, let’s see if you mean it! How dare you say you’re a prophet and can save us! Here, put actions to what you’re saying and die like the scapegoat! See how you like being a prophet now!” They were furious, and they in a blind rage treated Jesus like the scapegoat of Yom Kippur when they attempted to drive Him off of the cliff.

But…God had other plans. Jesus was not the scapegoat. He was the Passover Lamb, and would lay down His own life as a ransom for many when the time was God’s appointed time, not man’s.

Christians and Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur is the most solemn day of God’s feasts and is the holiest of His holy days, and is the final day of what are called “the Days of Awe” (which are 10 days sandwiched between Yom Teruah and Yom Kippur). It is and has historically been a day of fasting and prayer. However, it is not merely a Jewish holiday. It is God’s holiday that will one day be fulfilled, and therefore it applies to Christians today.

Though many adhere to fasting on Yom Kippur, the Bible does not specifically mention physically “fasting” on this day. Truly, the fast that God requires of us as Christians is not necessarily a physical one, but is something deeper as found in Isaiah 58. In Isaiah 58:3-10 we read of the Jews who were keeping Yom Kippur by fasting, but God was not pleased with them at all because the fast He requires is not simply a bodily one, but is one wherein our hearts are changed and our actions follow. Let us take seriously what the following scriptures say and take them to heart until they become faith in action. We as Christians need to take seriously the call to humble ourselves before our God, to confess our own individual sins and to pray for God to clean house in His Church. He is coming again soon for a Bride without spot and without wrinkle (Ephesians 5:27).

Isaiah 58 reads, “3 ‘Why have we fasted,’ they say, ‘and You have not seen? Why have we afflicted our souls, and You take no notice?’ [referring to Yom Kippur] “In fact, in the day of your fast you find pleasure, And exploit all your laborers.4 Indeed you fast for strife and debate, And to strike with the fist of wickedness. You will not fast as you do this day, To make your voice heard on high.5 Is it a fast that I have chosen, A day for a man to afflict his soul? Is it to bow down his head like a bulrush, And to spread out sackcloth and ashes? Would you call this a fast, And an acceptable day to the Lord?6 “Is this not the fast that I have chosen: To loose the bonds of wickedness, To undo the heavy burdens, To let the oppressed go free, And that you break every yoke?7 Is it not to share your bread with the hungry, And that you bring to your house the poor who are cast out; When you see the naked, that you cover him, And not hide yourself from your own flesh?8 Then your light shall break forth like the morning, Your healing shall spring forth speedily, And your righteousness shall go before you; The glory of the Lord shall be your rear guard.9 Then you shall call, and the Lord will answer; You shall cry, and He will say, ‘Here I am.’ “If you take away the yoke from your midst, The pointing of the finger, and speaking wickedness,10 If you extend your soul to the hungry And satisfy the afflicted soul, Then your light shall dawn in the darkness, And your darkness shall be as the noonday.”

I John 3:16-18 agrees wholeheartedly with Isaiah 58 when it says, “16 By this we know love, because He laid down His life for us. And we also ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.17 But whoever has this world’s goods, and sees his brother in need, and shuts up his heart from him, how does the love of God abide in him?18 My little children, let us not love in word or in tongue, but in deed and in truth.”

And James 2:15-17 agrees with both Isaiah 58 and I John 3 when it says,“15 If a brother or sister is naked and destitute of daily food,16 and one of you says to them, “Depart in peace, be warmed and filled,” but you do not give them the things which are needed for the body, what does it profit?17 Thus also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.”

Let us as Christians therefore, keep Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, in the way that God requires: with a change of heart toward our brothers and sisters in Jesus. Let us humble ourselves and repent; let us chose to love one another; let us build each other up as the Day of the Lord draws near. Indeed, let us live out John 13:34-35 which reads, “A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.35 By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.”


A Throne Was Set In Heaven

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September 9, 2021, two evil proclamations were announced: the U.S. President’s vaccine mandate to employers of 100+ employees https://www.newsbreak.com/news/2365905727833/sweeping-new-vaccine-mandates-for-100-million-americans?noAds=1&_f=app_share&s=a8, and New South Wale’s (NSW) Chief Health Officer’s statement regarding tracking and tracing in the New World Order https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/16096082/australian-health-chief-covid-world-order-conspiracy/. Twitter has been abuzz regarding the New World Order statement, and what it could possibly mean, and many Americans are wondering about what type of world they are living in after hearing the new sweeping vaccine mandate given to employers by their federal government. It seems that the minds of those who are apart of the “free world” are spinning after such surreal news. And then on top of this, on September 10th Moderna announced a single shot possibility in which many vaccines will be combined into one. https://www.msn.com/en-us/health/medical/moderna-announces-positive-pre-clinical-data-for-single-shot-combining-covid-rsv-flu-vaccines/ar-AAOgZxM It seems that things just keep getting worse and worse.

As many are still hearing about this and are taking it in, wondering about the certainty of their jobs, the fate of their families, the precarious nature of their lives, the future of this nation, whether or not they’ll be able to go to school or get a degree or pay off their car loan, house mortgage, etc., and wondering where they could possibly go to get away from all the insanity, my heart turns to Revelation 4.

“…a throne was set in heaven, and One sat on the throne.3 And He that sat was to look upon like a jasper and a sardine stone: and there was a rainbow round about the throne, in sight like unto an emerald.4 And round about the throne were four and twenty seats: and upon the seats I saw four and twenty elders sitting, clothed in white raiment; and they had on their heads crowns of gold.5 And out of the throne proceeded lightnings and thunderings and voices: and there were seven lamps of fire burning before the throne, which are the seven Spirits of God.6 And before the throne there was a sea of glass like unto crystal: and in the midst of the throne, and round about the throne, were four beasts full of eyes before and behind.7 And the first beast was like a lion, and the second beast like a calf, and the third beast had a face as a man, and the fourth beast was like a flying eagle.8 And the four beasts had each of them six wings about him; and they were full of eyes within: and they rest not day and night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come.”

Day and night, God is still on His immovable, ancient, unshakable throne. Day and night, God is still being worshiped. In the past. In the present. In all days and nights to come in the future. Our God reigns, and is still the One who Job says, “removeth the mountains, and they know not: which overturneth them in his anger.6 Which shaketh the earth out of her place, and the pillars thereof tremble.7 Which commandeth the sun, and it riseth not; and sealeth up the stars.8 Which alone spreadeth out the heavens, and treadeth upon the waves of the sea.9 Which maketh Arcturus, Orion, and Pleiades, and the chambers of the south.10 Which doeth great things past finding out; yea, and wonders without number.11 Lo, he goeth by me, and I see him not: he passeth on also, but I perceive him not.12 Behold, he taketh away, who can hinder him? who will say unto him, What doest thou?” (Job 9:5-12)

Thus, as we all experience various levels and types of emotion regarding these most recent announcements, let us hold fast to the One who does not fade nor fail, the One whose strength is made perfect in our weakness (2 Corinthians 12:9), the One whose ways are not our ways nor are His thoughts our thoughts (Isaiah 55:8), the One who appoints world rulers and also brings them down (Daniel 2:21), the One who does not change (Malachi 3:6) and is forever God clothed in majesty and strength (Psalm 90:2; Psalm 93). And when all pompous new world order rulers of this present darkness will not even amount to a speck of dust in our memories, our great and glorious eternal God will still be seated upon His rainbow encircled throne with its lightning and thunder and fiery lamps of the eternal seven spirits of God, to the tune of worship and adoration forever without end.

Hold on, children of the Most High God! Jesus is coming soon! Let’s be ready!

Looking up,

Holy Light Ministries

P.S. Thank you to my cousin who inspired this article when I received a picture of the verse from Revelation 4:8.

Despair Is Not An Option!

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Today, listening to Pastor JD Farag’s Prophecy Update in which he had referred to an anonymous person who had written in, saying they had been strongly tempted to just completely give up and commit suicide, I was reminded of a quote from a book by Lucy Maud Montgomery called Anne of Green Gables. In it, one of the characters said something like, “I’m in the depths of despair. Have you ever been in the depths of despair?” The other then said that they had not ever experienced despair because, “To despair is turn one’s back on God.”

Today, I am not about to go into the technical definitions of words. I am not a psychologist nor a psychiatrist nor a social worker. So, this article is not going to argue semantics nor psychology. Rather, I am a chaplain, and my heart is the word of God. Thus, I will approach this topic from that perspective.

What I am writing about here is this…. For you who are going through the depths of despair, know this. Suicide is NOT an option.

You who are not a Christian, you do not want to commit suicide. If you think hopelessness is consuming you now, then you’ve got some concept of what an eternity of it will look like. Do you want an eternity of what you are feeling right now? If you pull the plug now, that is exactly what you will get. Forever. Outside of Christ, this is your future. You do not want this, do you? Aren’t you wanting to run from hopelessness??? Suicide is not the right direction. To run toward suicide is like running back into a burning building. There is no hope in there, and never will be!!! The enemy is seeking to destroy you for eternity. Do not play into his hands. Jesus came that you might have life and life more abundantly. No, this does not mean earthly wealth or fame. It does mean unshakable peace and unspeakable joy and all that you will ever need, even your daily food. Jesus wants to save you from despair, from your present hell and from your eternal hell. Will you let Him? All you have to do is call on His name and you will be saved.

Christian, suicide is NOT an option. And really, despair is not an option either. There is no room for despair in God. Let me remind you of something. Is our God not still the One who parted the Red Sea? Is He not the one who answered Elijah with fire from heaven? Is He not the one who directed the stone into the forehead of Goliath? Is He not the one who surrounded Elisha and his servant with the heavenly host and blinded the Syrian army? Is He not still the same God who created the heavens and the earth in all of its intimate detail? Is He not the same God who sent His only begotten Son Jesus to die for our sins and be resurrected in order to make us new creations in Christ? Are we not holy and set a part? Are we not the body and Bride of the living and returning Christ?

Lift up you eyes, you who are weary and heavily burdened. Cast your care upon the Lord, for He cares for you (1 Peter 5:7). He cares for you. I’ll say it again. He cares for you. Let that sink into the soil of your heart and produce the fruit that is worthy of His glory (Matthew 13).

When we are Christians, our life belongs to God, not to us. He formed each of us in your mother’s womb (Psalm 139). Jesus died for each of us – for you. That is how priceless you are, how treasured you are. No matter how horrific your situation is, no matter how hopeless or murky you may think it is, there is no hopelessness in God. Why are you trusting in the words of your enemy? Is Satan worthy of your faith? Why not instead lean heavily on the promises of God? He is worthy of the weight of your faith.

You know what? Nothing can take you from the hand of God – except you. That is why the enemy is turning you upon yourself. So, here’s the deal. Stop it. Stop looking down upon yourself. Actually, stop thinking of yourself at all. In Jesus’ name, stop it.

Instead of looking at yourself, we as Christians are commanded to set our minds on things above, not earthly things (Colossians 3:2). How do you think on things above? Read the word. Think on what is written therein, for there is life there, there is peace there, there is hope there. “6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.”

“To be careful for nothing” means to not be anxious, to not be worried, but instead, to set our hearts and minds on all that is true, pure, and worthy of praise. In other words, we are to set our minds on Jesus. For who else is so worthy, pure and true?

“25 To whom then will ye liken me, or shall I be equal? saith the Holy One.26 Lift up your eyes on high, and behold who hath created these things, that bringeth out their host by number: he calleth them all by names by the greatness of his might, for that he is strong in power; not one faileth.27 Why sayest thou, O Jacob, and speakest, O Israel, My way is hid from the LORD, and my judgment is passed over from my God?28 Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding.29 He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength.30 Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall:31 But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.” (Isaiah 40:25-30) You’re going to “wait” and have your hope all wound up in something. Why not let it be wound up in God?

Did you know that the tribulations you are enduring are to produce hope not destroy it? “1 Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:2 By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.3 And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience;4 And patience, experience; and experience, hope:5 And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.” (Romans 5:1-5)

Jesus is coming soon, beloved Christian and dearly loved non-Christian. Jesus is coming back just like He promised, and His return is immanent. And the enemy – Satan, the devil, Lucifer, the demonic, all that is evil – is out to steal, kill and destroy you before He can snatch you.

Christian, you have been given overcoming power in the name of Jesus, that you might trample every demonic serpent and scorpion. “19 Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.20 Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven.” He has given you authority over every demon, over ever thought of despair that raises its ugly head. “For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh:4 (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;)5 Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ…” It is time to pull down those strongholds, to cast down those vain imaginations, to bring into captivity every thought. We’ve been delivered from the power of darkness and been translated into the Kingdom of His dear Son (Colossians 1:13). Let us not, therefore, live like we are still under the power of Satan in his kingdom of dark hopelessness and despair!!!!

Get up!!! Warrior of God! Arise, child of the living God!! Shake off the lies. Wash off the grime and slime of Satan with the Word of the Life!!! Dearly beloved Bride, “present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” (Romans 12:1-2). Yes, the storm is raging. Yes the waves are high. Yes the wind is crazy strong. But, Jesus is still in the boat. I repeat, Jesus is still in the boat!!! Do you really think the boat will sink with God in it????? So, then, why are you trying to jump overboard????

I pray for each Christian who is despairing: be set free in Jesus’ mighty name! I pray that you take every thought captive to the obedience of Christ. In agreement, I pray with you that the lies of the enemy are broken off of you right now, and that the light of God’s truth breaks through. Our God who is light within light clothe you with the armor of light. I pray that you set you mind on things above, that you turn your eyes upon Jesus who is the author and perfecter of your faith, that you will be refreshed and that your mind and strength will be renewed as you hope in the Lord. I pray that the prison cell in which you find yourself is shaken like the one in which Paul and Silas sat. I pray that you sing at the top of your lungs like they did, that you are unafraid of the darkness like they were unafraid, and that the prison doors are swung wide for you even as they were for them. May He teach your hands to war that you might bend a bow of iron, and gird you with strength even as you hope in Him — for you will not be ashamed!!!

And as for you, unbeliever, would you like to be free? You have read above about the authority that a Christian has in the name of Christ. Without Christ, you have no authority, no power, no hope. Only in the name of Christ can you overcome. So, I call you today, to submit your life to Christ, to surrender all, to repent, and call upon the name of the Lord Jesus and be saved. Jesus not only came over 2000 years ago to live, die for our sins and be resurrected that we might have eternal life, but is coming again. Only this time, He is not coming to die, He is coming to rule and to reign. He is calling to you. Will you believe? Today is the day of salvation. “9 …if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.11 For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.” (Romans 10:9-11). For, “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” (1 John 1:9) Jesus loves you. Just believe.

I pray for you who would believe, that the scales fall from you eyes, that you will be brought to a knowledge of the truth, that you’ll believe and be saved, that you’ll be snatched out of the kingdom of darkness into the Kingdom of light.

I will say it again, Jesus is coming soon. It is time to be ready!

With urgency,

Holy Light Ministries

“For thou wilt save the afflicted people; but wilt bring down high looks.28 For thou wilt light my candle: the LORD my God will enlighten my darkness.29 For by thee I have run through a troop; and by my God have I leaped over a wall.30 As for God, his way is perfect: the word of the LORD is tried: he is a buckler to all those that trust in him.31 For who is God save the LORD? or who is a rock save our God?32 It is God that girdeth me with strength, and maketh my way perfect.33 He maketh my feet like hinds’ feet, and setteth me upon my high places.34 He teacheth my hands to war, so that a bow of steel is broken by mine arms.35 Thou hast also given me the shield of thy salvation: and thy right hand hath holden me up, and thy gentleness hath made me great.36 Thou hast enlarged my steps under me, that my feet did not slip.37 I have pursued mine enemies, and overtaken them: neither did I turn again till they were consumed.38 I have wounded them that they were not able to rise: they are fallen under my feet.39 For thou hast girded me with strength unto the battle: thou hast subdued under me those that rose up against me.40 Thou hast also given me the necks of mine enemies; that I might destroy them that hate me.” (Psalm 18)

Encouraging Links

“Can’t See the Forest for the Trees,” Prophecy update by Pastor JD Farag, https://www.jdfarag.org/bible-prophecy?sapurl=LytkNmtjL2xiL21pLys2OXJqNDg2P2VtYmVkPXRydWUmcmVjZW50Um91dGU9YXBwLndlYi1hcHAubGlicmFyeS5tZWRpYS1zZXJpZXMmcmVjZW50Um91dGVTbHVnPSUyQjgyeXhwOGY=

Warning of Pastor Coverstone

Coverstone’s Warning for those who prefer to read rather than listen to a video

“Pastor Dana Coverstone Dream: Get Ready To Fight Or Die,” https://z3news.com/w/pastor-dana-coverstone-dream-ready-fight-die/?fbclid=IwAR3siuLF2vnTdXzaJ_xOznfsA5DelrbMIKdVpMKi-NRXbyKRanUZYb3VzYU

In God We Trust?

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There are two very important questions to be asked at this time in history as the world goes mad and all “heck” breaks loose. When Jesus returns will He find faith in the earth? And, in whom do we really trust?

I have been reflecting on the situation in Afghanistan, and that led me to further reflect on other persecuted Christians around the world, and Americans who may lose their jobs due to the vaccine mandates and on American Christians who have actually taken the jab. Who are we trusting?

It seems that now is a crisis of faith moment, a testing of our faith, a trying in the fire of affliction. This is when we find out not just what we are made of, but what we really believe and who really has our trust.

On our U.S. money is the statement, “In God We Trust.” But is it? Or have we trusted in money? Have we trusted in our job? Has money and our job been our security? Oh, we talk a good game, saying our faith is in God who provides for us. But, so often we have deceived ourselves into believing that our faith is in God when really it is in America, the Constitution, the rule of law, our political leaders, our doctors, our surgeons, our medications, our job, our bank account, our military, our family and on and on. Is it any wonder that we crumble? Is it any wonder that so many succumb to fear? Is it any wonder that some would rather take the jab than lose their job or their special privileges or their insurance money or their ability to go to the doctor or get surgery?

Were the Alfghans trusting in American troops or God for their needs, their protection, their hope? And what of poor, sick Chinese Christians who had been receiving money from the government only to have it cut off unless they would worship the president of China? Are the Chinese Christians going to surrender Jesus for insulin or food? Are the Alfghan Christians going to crumble because the U.S. military is gone, or are they going to remain steadfast knowing that their protector and provider is and always has been God? How about American Christians facing vaccine mandates?

It’s time to stop playing games with God. It’s time to mean what we say. It is time to really surrender all: all our money, all our time, all our hopes, all our confidence, all our bodies, all of our job, all of our education. It’s time to place it on the altar. After all, it’s not really ours. We are simply the stewards of God’s money, God’s time, God’s gifts, etc. We must quit clinging to the things of Earth – for the Earth is passing away. It is time to let the Spirit of God search our hearts and know what lurks in the deep corners of its chambers. In the words of David in Psalm 139, “Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts:24 And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.” Let us not be found to be trusting in chariots or horses like the Israelites, but instead be trusting in our God. As David also says, “Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the LORD our God,” (Psalm 20:7). Really if we trust in anything above God, it is idolatry. Plain and simple.

There is so much more coming to us in here in America, so much more. Should the Lord tarry, more baffling events are about to unfold before our very eyes. Let’s get our hearts right now. Let’s get our eyes on Jesus now. Let’s not be shaken now. Let’s choose to trust in God and in Him alone NOW.

In the Roman army their shields had to be oiled or else they would crack. And a Roman soldier did not want a cracked shield or else they would be a dead soldier. Secondly, they would saturate their shield with water before battle. Why? Because the enemy often lit their arrows on fire. Thus, a dry cracked shield would ignite in flames. However, a well oiled, watered shield would not.

Our shield as Christians is that of faith (Ephesians 6). But, our shields are on the verge of cracking unless we oil them by being filled afresh with the Holy Spirit and water them with the Spirit inspired word of the living God. Without this, our faith is cracked and ready to catch fire with the fiery darts of the enemy who is out to steal, kill and destroy us. For more on the shield of faith please refer to this link: https://holylight4u.wordpress.com/2018/10/01/we-are-at-war-the-shield-of-faith/

I want to remind us of Matthew 6. Mr. Tony Koretz of A Minute To Midnite quoted this passage from Matthew tonight, and I felt it quite fitting. It’s actually what spurred me on to publish this brief message tonight. “24 No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.25 Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?26 Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?27 Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature?28 And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:29 And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.30 Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?31 Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?32 (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.34 Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof,” Matthew 6:24-34.

So, in what or who is our faith? Jesus after telling the story of a poor widow who persistently presented her case before an unjust judge, asked the poignant question, “when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?” (Luke 18:8).

Like a book that’s hard to put it down even when it’s over, it is difficult to shake the dust of this Earth off us. But, we must in order to pick up the sequel which is far better than the first, for it’s all about a conquering, eternal King of a majestic Kingdom that will never pass away and a Bride of resplendent beauty who will reign with Him forever.

Jesus is coming soon. Let’s be found with hearts like Job who declared upon losing everything but his wife and his life, “Though He slay me, yet will I trust Him…” (Job 13:15). After all, “the trying of your faith worketh patience.4 But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing” (James 1:3-4). And let us also say with the three Hebrews who were about to be thrown into the fiery furnace, “…our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and He will deliver us out of thine hand, O king.18 But if not, be it known unto thee, O king, that we will not serve thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast set up.” And as Joshua said, “Choose this day whom you will serve… but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord” (Joshua 24:15). May Jesus find this kind of trust in us. May He find faith in us.

Scrub out those spots, Bride of Christ! Iron out those wrinkles. Shake out that dress. Fix up you hair. Get on your jewels. Our Beloved is coming! Let’s be ready!!!!

Pray for Afghan Christians

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Please, remember our Afghan Christians who have been abandoned by America — but not by God. And please, may they not be forgotten or abandoned by Christians who read/watch the article/video below. And as you remember to pray for Afghan Christians, remember also to uphold all of our persecuted brothers and sisters in prayer. Things are intensifying worldwide. But, God is greater, is still their Provider, and will never leave them nor forsake them.

Jesus is coming soon! Let’s pray that the Bride will not give up nor give in, but will be ready!!!

Blessings in Christ,

Holy Light Ministries

“Afghan Christian: ‘We Are Not Leaving the Field; We Will Fight Harder and Continue God’s Work’,” August 23, 2021, https://christiannews.net/2021/08/23/afghan-christian-we-are-not-leaving-the-field-we-will-fight-harder-and-continue-gods-work/?fbclid=IwAR0nIWTltUOVccVBWCDccxk1wbzTI5D_btex2Ksd0chl_KApMx-cS7HAK-U

Quote: “My friends, we record this video as a testimony. We want it to remain in history. We want to be remembered by our friends and loved ones that today we have been left in the field by ourselves. But we are not leaving the field, we will fight harder and will continue God’s work.”

The Misuse of Romans 14 and 1 Corinthians 8-10

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A web that was spun around and through the Body of Christ over the past few decades is now coming to light, and it is thick, strong, and sticky. It is a web that for a long time remained hidden in the shadows, but those shadows no longer exist. 2020 removed those shadows. And though the brooding darkness hovers overhead like a gathering storm, there is still light in the Body of Christ that is still exposing and confounding that darkness. What is troubling is that there are many in the Body, including the leadership, that remain entangled in that demonic web of deception, even now. But, I pray that their eyes will be opened to the truth that is there to set them free.

In recent days I have been reading of too many pastors and other commentators misusing the Scripture regarding meat sacrificed to idols in both Romans and 1 Corinthians in order to make a point about the vaccine. I even received an email (a bulk email) myself from a former pastor of mine. He, like a good many others, nearly always take the tact that the ones who are against something are of the weaker conscience, and those who are for something are of the stronger conscience. They then either conclude that we as Christians are to quit judging each other regarding gray areas OR we are to love each other OR both.

Romans 14:1-3 is often quoted, “1 Him that is weak in the faith receive ye, but not to doubtful disputations.2 For one believeth that he may eat all things: another, who is weak, eateth herbs.3 Let not him that eateth despise him that eateth not; and let not him which eateth not judge him that eateth: for God hath received him,” and 1 Corinthians 8:9-13 which says, “9 But take heed lest by any means this liberty of yours become a stumblingblock to them that are weak.10 For if any man see thee which hast knowledge sit at meat in the idol’s temple, shall not the conscience of him which is weak be emboldened to eat those things which are offered to idols;11 And through thy knowledge shall the weak brother perish, for whom Christ died?12 But when ye sin so against the brethren, and wound their weak conscience, ye sin against Christ.13 Wherefore, if meat make my brother to offend, I will eat no flesh while the world standeth, lest I make my brother to offend.

With those two passages they will then go on to make the point of application that we are not to judge one another’s choice to take the vaccine or not to take the vaccine. We are to love each other even when we do not agree on such ‘gray areas’. Taking the vaccine is violating the conscience of some believers, and Christians who have had the vaccine ought to show them compassion even if they do not understand. Plus, those who are not taking ought to be gracious with those who have. No matter whether one takes the shot or does not take the shot, the Biblical response is to be loving and compassionate. So long as what is done is done in faith and with thankfulness, then we must not condemn one another’s decision. Thus, the leadership are in the usual position of calling the Body to be non-judgmental and tolerant.

But, dear pastors and others who are using these passages to make this point, here’s the deal. The vaccine is not a non-judgmental gray area, nor is not taking the vaccine merely a matter of violating one’s conscience. Meat sacrificed to idols is a serious thing, and not to be taken lightly.

But, for the sake of argument, let’s just say that it was merely a matter of conscience. How then should the “strong” Christians respond to the “weak”? Well, according to Paul under inspiration of the Holy Spirit, they ought not to have taken the vaccine in deference to those who are weaker. The Apostle Paul said that he’d rather go without meat his lifetime so as not to cause his brother to be wounded in his faith. How would the weaker brother be wounded in his faith? He/she would be wounded by either turning from Christ or would end up eating meat in unbelief and without thankfulness and thus, would be sinning. Therefore, those Christians at this present time who have taken the vaccine in faith and with thankfulness, ought to have forgone (waived) their liberty for the sake of those who are the so-called weak. It is quite clear from both passages that there are times when the strong are to give up their liberty for the sake of the weak. But, has this been called for in the Church? No, this is not taught. Instead, the strong to do what they want, the weak fall, and everyone is called on to plain and simply get along, even at the expense of truth.

And that is what the sticky web is all about: stifling the Truth in the name of being non-judgmental.

The Bible however, does not teach this. It is quite the opposite. The Body of Christ is taught to reprove, rebuke, and exhort with patience and sound doctrine. Second Timothy 4:1-4 says, “1 I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom;2 Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;4 And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.” Furthermore, Jesus said that He is the Truth (John 14:6) and the Holy Spirit whom He sent to indwell us is called the Spirit of Truth (John 15:26).

The suffocation of truth is strongly linked to the spirit of antichrist as Daniel 8:12 reveals, “12 And an host was given him against the daily sacrifice by reason of transgression, and it cast down the truth to the ground; and it practised, and prospered.”

So, what is the truth in the situation regarding the vaccine? Are Romans 14 and 1 Corinthians 8-10 actually applicable? Since “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:17 That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works,” (2 Timothy 3:16-17), what are the true points of Romans 14 and 1 Corinthians 8-10?

Threefold Points of Romans 14 and 1 Corinthians 8-10

1.) What we eat with thanksgiving or what we do with thanksgiving is done unto God, and each of us will be accountable before God who is our Master. Thus, we are not to judge each other regarding non-holiness/non-salvation issues. If two believers differ on an issue yet neither one of them is going to fall into sin by giving in to something they cannot do in faith, then they are to agree to disagree and not despise each other. So, quit judging, and quit fighting.

2.) However, we are to judge (make a judgment call) whether or not what we are doing will or is causing another to stumble and fall by emboldening them to do something without thanksgiving and without faith. Everything we do is not only for God’s glory (because we are His servants) but is also done for the edification of our fellow believers. This takes selflessness and unadulterated agape love. It is better to go without than to cause another to sin because of your liberty.

3.) And finally, there is a warning to those who consider themselves strong and liberated and knowledgeable. These are to beware lest they fall. Christians are not to presume that they are spiritually safe no matter what they do and call it faith. No. Not only can such liberty lead to another believer falling, but can lead to that liberated Christian’s fall. Thus, it’s better to do without than to inadvertently commune with devils and commit idolatry.

Indeed, all of the advice that Paul gives in both Romans 14 and 1 Corinthians 8-10 is actually to the “strong” believer. They are the ones who are to give up their rights for the sake of the “weak.”

Is Partaking in Thankfulness and Faith Enough?

In 1 Corinthians 10, Paul references the example of the children of Israel who had seen God’s wonders firsthand in Egypt, had seen the walls of water of the Red Sea on either side of them as they passed through on dry ground, who had drunk water from the Rock and eaten bread from heaven (manna), those same people broke off their jewelry and had a golden calf idol formed and called it Jehovah God. Even so, the Corinthian believers who were going up to the idol temples for business and fellowship and eating meat sacrificed to idols were not only causing their weaker brothers and sisters in Christ to stumble because of their liberty but were in danger of falling themselves.

How were they in danger of falling? I mean, wasn’t it permissible to eat meat sacrificed to idols? The Apostle Paul warns them that what they are doing in the idol temples when the meat was being sacrificed and then partaken of was actually communion with the devils behind the idols. And one cannot partake of both the Lord’s supper and the table of demons any more than the Israelites could worship a golden calf even if they did call it Jehovah God.

Were the Corinthians thankful for the meat in the idol temple? Yes. Were they eating it in faith. Yes. But their faith was as misguided as the Israelites who ate and drank and rose up to play around their idol, and as reprehensible and unacceptable as drinking blood or committing sexual immorality whether done in faith or with thankfulness or not. Partaking with faith and thankfulness is not always enough. Sometimes it is polluted no matter how you look at it. A little manure in a batch of cookies still taints the entire batch. Even if you eat it in faith and with thanksgiving you’re still eating baked goods with manure in them.

The same is true of the vaccine.

How so?

Did you know about the aborted fetal cells being used in the research for the vaccines? Did you know about the aborted baby cells that actually end up in the product? Is partaking of aborted fetal cells ever acceptable even if done with thanksgiving and the name of the common good?

Perhaps you say that aborted fetal tissue is not actually in the vaccine you’ve taken or will take, but aborted fetal cells were only used in the research for it and was necessary for the making of the vaccine. Really? Do you hear the defense you just used? How can something so immoral and reprehensible be deemed acceptable? How is it that leaders like Pat Robertson, Gordon Robertson, Franklin Graham, numerous pastors and leaders around this nation and the world dare to shrug this off? Did you even know that countless little unborn children between the ages of 3-6 months old were extracted from their mother’s womb and then savagely sliced and diced by scientists in nothing short of an Occult ritual (think Molech/think Aztecs) for the sake of extracting the very cells that were used in vaccine research?

My point is this. To partake of this vaccine, is to partake of the sacrifice. For, is this not akin to what the Corinthians were doing going up in the idol temple? Is this not the same as partaking of the table of demons? After all, the baby was sacrificed on the altar of Science, used in the production of vaccines which in turn wound up in the serum of the vaccine which in turn is partaken of by Christians in their arm.

Did God ever approve of child sacrifice? No. Would God’s gift to His Church therefore be a vaccine that utilizes sacrificed fetal cell lines in any capacity?

The Web Ever So Skillfully Woven

This is not merely a matter of conscience. This is not a matter of free choice. This is not a matter of being non-judgmental. This is not about getting along even when we disagree. Romans 14 and 1 Corinthians 8-9 cannot be applied here. This is not a gray area. Its’ not innocent like that! However, 1 Corinthians 10 can be applied to the situation at hand, for it seems that this is a case of misplaced trust and inadvertent idolatry. Oh the web of deception knitted with adept handiwork.

“But I have a few things against thee, because thou hast there them that hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balac to cast a stumblingblock before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed unto idols, and to commit fornication…Repent; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth,” (Revelation 2:14, 16).

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ who are reading this, I am going to be very blunt with you right now. Please, please, do not allow the enemy to lull you into a false sense of security, thinking that with this vaccine all will return to normal. This is a trap, and is a way to get Christians to commit idolatry and partake of the modern meat sacrificed to idols – the vaccine.

Jesus is coming soon. Let’s repent and be ready.

In earnest,

Holy Light Ministries

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“To summarize, if the in vitro lab test is part of the production manufacturing protocol, and it almost certainly is, then the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines are no different ethically than the AstraZeneca vaccine or any other vaccine grown in fetal cell lines. In both cases, the production of the vaccine depends on the ongoing use of the illicit fetal cell line. To accept the vaccine means accepting the continued use of cells originating from an aborted child. Given the horrifying way aborted children are still being butchered for scientific research, this is not a time for complacency.”

“Moms have a saying about evil when kids want to argue that a little wrong should be okay. “It’s like poop in brownies. If I baked you a pan of brownies and told you that I accidently got some of the baby’s poop in the mix while stirring the batter, would you eat a brownie from the pan?”

Obviously, no. It does not matter if there is the tiniest smudge of poop, or if there is one or two bigger chunks, nobody is having it. In the professional realm, we call this “zero-tolerance.” A company that has a zero-tolerance policy for sexual abuse, for example, is not going to engage in a debate about whether one case of employee abuse is acceptable while two or three would cross a line. None of it is acceptable.

To bring this idea into the COVID-19 vaccine and aborted fetal cell line debate, I propose that the pro-life community get back zero-tolerance of the evil of abortion. Stop arguing about whether testing is better than production and specifically demand that all testing and production be ethically performed. Then focus energy on demanding an end to the use of aborted children in research and an end to abortion absolutely. As the Pontifical Academy for Life and the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith instruct, that should have been the guiding principle all along.”

“And you know what’s really alarming is that lack of outcry over human babies born alive at 5-6 months old so that their hearts can be attained beating. And they have to be beating to be used in the research that’s being done. If the heart has stopped beating it’s not useful. You cannot use it. And so these babies are delivered alive and their hearts cut out without anesthesia. I wouldn’t do that to a mouse.” Robert F. Kennedy Jr. at this point clarifies that this is a fetus that is 5 months old that is “live” birthed for this purpose. Dr. Deisher continues, “Their hearts are cut out. Or they cut through their faces to get good brain tissue.”

“Certain scientists will purchase the heart, another scientist would purchase the brain, and they purchase the legs, the eyes…the body parts are sold for research.”

  • The origin of the abortion-tainted vaccines, fetal cell line will sicken you – LifeSiteNews 1-12-21,” (interview of Pamela Aker by John-Henry Weston of Life Site News) January 14, 2021, https://www.bitchute.com/video/aogFUnP9C2O0/

“The spike protein by itself is in the words of one researcher ‘kind of floppy’. It doesn’t tend to keep its shape very well. And so scientists actually genetically engineered a spike protein that will keep its shape…and so this original design of this protein…they took that genetic information and they transformed cells to produce the spike protein…and that original experiment was done in HEK293 cells. So the spike protein that the vaccines code for was originally developed effectively in aborted fetal cells. And an additional way that the aborted fetal cells was used in the project is before they were going to inject this mRNA into a human being to see if you could get human cells to make coronavirus spike protein you would want to test that in cell culture, you’d want to test that in the laboratory because it’s a lot less expensive and dangerous than testing it in a human being…And so the cells that this was tested in were also HEK293 cells. And this has all been published in the literature…documenting that both of these vaccines used HEK293 in their testing…These also have to go through quality control testing…So the testing with these aborted fetal cells may actually be ongoing in the production of these vaccines.”

“There is a whole industry based on these aborted fetal cells in basic science research that I think people aren’t super familiar with.”

What is HEK293? Was it just one baby? And what about the other fetal cell lines such as WI-38, MRC-5, and PER.C6?

“For HEK293…people say ‘oh…there wasn’t documentation that that was an elective abortion…this is a bit disingenuous or ignorant on the part of these authors because in order to produce a viable cell line there’s a number of things that kind of go into that. And it is a very difficult thing to do…the number system that’s involved there (HEK stands for Human Embryonic Kidney) but 293 stands for…the 293rd experiment that this particular researcher did to develop a cell line. And that doesn’t mean that there were 293 abortions, but for 293 experiments you need far more than one abortion. And we’re talking probably hundreds of abortions.”

“Why couldn’t HEK293 have been just a spontaneous abortion? Why couldn’t it have just been a miscarriage? Because, you know, the hospital lost the documentation about this particular baby that was used to develop the cell line and so we don’t really know whether it was an elective abortion or a spontaneous abortion. Well, we have all the reason in the world to believe that it was actually an elective abortion that was done on purpose because the researchers who’ve been involved in this sort of thing have gone on record saying basically that you need to get that tissue within about 5 minutes of the abortion in order for it to be optimally viable. And if you wait an hour it’s useless…So this had to have been a baby that was aborted and they knew that that tissue was going to be used for research so they could get there within that 5 minutes to an hour window, preferably within the first 5 minutes in order to get that tissue preserved.”

(at 20 minutes and 40 seconds mark) “I was gonna say it’s even worse than that. Because – and this is where I always sort of issue a warning in case there are any little ears listening to me talk on a recording – because it’s a lot more graphic even that what I described. Because in a lot of cases the babies – because it is done on purpose for research purposes – so they will actually deliver these babies via Cesarian section. The babies are in some cases still alive when the researches start extracting the tissue, to the point where their heart is still beating and they are generally not given any anesthetic because that would disrupt the cells that the researchers are trying to extract. So, they are removing this tissue while the baby is alive, and in extreme amounts of pain. So, this makes it even more sadistic…likened to what the Aztecs used to do when they would consecrate their temples. They would literally rip out the beating hearts of the victims they were slaying on top of the temples and then sort of cast their bodies down the side. This is pretty much exactly the same thing that these researchers are doing.”

At the 17 minute mark she explains the cancer promoting “viral oncogenes” that “immortalize” (make it last longer) the aborted fetal cell line. And more info at about the 33-38 minute mark. “Oncogenes” according https://medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/viral+oncogenesis is the initiation of cancer, the development of a tumor. This is confirmed at the International Journal of Biological Science’s website: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2999850/

At about the 37 minute mark addressing adverse reactions including autism: “… but also it makes sense when you think about it from natural law if you’re going to do something as heinous as inject into yourself the remains of somebody who was murdered there’s going to be a natural consequence to that. Like you can’t just do that and not have any negative effects.”

“those who knowingly and voluntarily receive such vaccines enter into a kind of concatenation, albeit very remote, with the process of the abortion industry. The crime of abortion is so monstrous that any kind of concatenation with this crime, even a very remote one, is immoral and cannot be accepted under any circumstances…We are living through one of the worst genocides known to man. Millions upon millions of babies across the world have been slaughtered in their mother’s womb, and day after day this hidden genocide continues through the abortion industry, biomedical research and fetal technology, and a push by governments and international bodies to promote such vaccines as one of their goals…Bio-medical research that exploits the innocent unborn and uses their bodies as “raw material” for the purpose of vaccines seems more akin to cannibalism than medicine. We also ought to consider that, for some in the bio-medical industry, the cell lines of unborn children are a “product,” the abortionist and vaccine manufacturer are the “supplier,” and the recipients of the vaccine are “consumers.” Technology based on murder is rooted in hopelessness and ends in despair. We must resist the myth that “there is no alternative.”… The Lord said that in the end times even the elect will be seduced (cf. Mk. 13:22). Today, the entire Church must urgently seek to be strengthened in the doctrine and practice of the faith. In confronting the evil of abortion, more than ever [we] must “abstain from all appearance of evil” (1 Thess. 5:22). Bodily health is not an absolute value. Obedience to the law of God and the eternal salvation of the souls must be given primacy. Vaccines derived from the cells of cruelly murdered unborn children are clearly apocalyptic in character and may possibly foreshadow the mark of the beast (see Rev. 13:16).” (Bishop Athanasius Schneider is auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of St. Mary in Astana, Kazakhstan.)

“The most prominent cell line, called HEK 293, comes from an abortion performed in the 1970’s. It’s labeled 293 because that’s how many experimental attempts the researchers needed to get a working cell line. Therefore, though the abortion-to-experiment ratio is not precisely one-to-one, hundreds of abortions went into the project, even if they didn’t result in the working line.

HEK stands for human embryonic kidney. To harvest a viable embryonic kidney for this purpose, sufficiently healthy children old enough to have adequately-developed kidneys must be removed from the womb, alive, typically by cesarean section, and have their kidneys cut out. This must take place without anesthesia for the child, which would lessen the viability of the organs. Instead of being held, rocked, and comforted in the time intervening between their birth and their death, they have organs cut out of them alive.

There is no way that a spontaneous abortion could result in the cell line (as the kidneys cannot remain viable past the brief window in which they must be harvested) or that some brilliant researcher found a way for great good to come out of a rare tragedy by making use of a child’s body donated to science after it was aborted. The deliberate killing of an unwanted child (a little girl, in the case of HEK 293) took place in the tortuous manner it did precisely to obtain her organs for research. The harvest of her organs was the direct cause of her death, prior to which, she was a living child, outside the womb…”

…The information about how HEK 293 was created may call vividly to mind the current scandal of Planned Parenthood, who is selling human tissue to the highest bidder, and performing abortions in specific ways to obtain organs and preserve their viability—for the right price. Put more bluntly, the abortion industry performs vivisections on viable, healthy, and well-developed living children for massive profit, on a massive scale. What we are seeing now is the explosion of an industry trafficking in children’s bodies, which began with experiments in the 1970’s, including those on which the available COVID-19 vaccines rely.”

“To summarize, appropriation of evil in its strictest sense is not about contribut-
ing to, but about benefiting from evil. In cooperation cases, the obvious evil to be
done is prospective, while in appropriation cases the gravely wrong act has already
happened. However, the appropriator now becomes the principal agent (compared to
the cooperator, who remains an auxiliary agent), and is faced not so much with an
external and visible problem, but with a more internal and intangible one, of how to
justify his profiting from a grave evil already committed.” (pg 480, “The Ethics of HEK 293,” by Alvin Wong, MD. “https://www.pdcnet.org/C1257D43006C9AB1/file/5265B61D5497F52585257D94004802BB/$FILE/ncbq_2006_0006_0003_0077_0099.pdf

“Self-deception, the second moral hazard, occurs when the cooperator becomes
self-deluded about the nature of his or her own intentions in acting. Particularly
if working in very close quarters with the principal agent, it is very difficult for a
cooperator not to get swept up into the principal agent’s project in such a way
that he or she wills its success. If he or she is an employee of the principal agent,
the cooperator’s career advancement may very well be tied to such success.
Rather than candidly acknowledging a sea-change or a gradual shift in his or her
moral stance, the cooperator might simply develop an elaborate scheme of self-
deceiving rationalization instead… If another agent’s evil acts contribute in some way to our own objectives, par-
ticularly in an ongoing manner, it is difficult not to view them in a more positive light than we otherwise would. Moreover, it is tempting to accustom ourselves to the benefits that flow from appropriation that we would be inclined to decide against taking steps to eliminate the wrongdoing, if the opportunity presented itself… Similarly, self-deception about one’s motives is also possible in appropriation cases.” (M. Cathleen Kaveny, “Appropriation of Evil: Cooperation’s Mirror Image,” Theo-
logical Studies 61 (June 2000): 306 from “The Ethics of HEK 293,” by Alvin Wong, MD. “https://www.pdcnet.org/C1257D43006C9AB1/file/5265B61D5497F52585257D94004802BB/$FILE/ncbq_2006_0006_0003_0077_0099.pdf pg 482)


– A Voice for Truth web site:
https://avoicefortruth.com


– A Voice for Truth – Fetal Cells in COVIC-19 Vaccines:
https://avoicefortruth.com/covid-19-vaccines-using-aborted-fetal-cell-lines/


– A Voice for Truth – PDF containing list of vaccines using aborted fetal cells:
https://avoicefortruth.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/2021-US-Aborted-Fetal-
Cells.pdf


– A Voice for Truth – Infographics:
https://avoicefortruth.com/information-sheets/


– A Voice for Truth – 25-page white paper PDF, Abortion, the Human Fetal Cell Industry
& Vaccines:
https://avoicefortruth.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/White-Paper-Abortion-
Human-Fetal-Cell-Industry-Vaccines.pdf

More on the Passages of Romans and 1 Corinthians

Romans 14

The Christians in Rome were divided and debating certain issues, especially the eating of meat and feast days. Why? Likely because they were a mixed group of both Jews and Gentiles. The Jews were used to eating kosher foods and keeping certain feast days unto the Lord. They were likely stricter regarding what to eat or not eat, and would not touch meat from the marketplace that had been sacrificed to pagan gods. Instead, they ate only vegetables.

On the other hand, the Gentiles were used to eating meat from the marketplace that had been sacrificed in the pagan temples and knew nothing of the God’s Biblical feast days.

Both sides held strong convictions. Both sides ate their food thankfully. Both sides appear to have been secure in their beliefs. But, they were also harsh in their judgments of the other side, and drew in new converts to this fruitless, divisive dispute. Paul therefore makes it clear that each of them was the Lord’s servant, and they were here to please Him not people. Thus, they were to quit judging each other in these matters, for each will give an account before God (vs 11).

However, Paul states that Christians are to judge whether or not what they are doing is causing another to stumble or fall away. In this case, the Christian is not to let their “good be evil spoken of” (vs. 16) but instead are to avoid such liberty in order that they not cause another Christian be emboldened to do what they see as a sin, “for whatsoever is not of faith is sin” (vs 23). Thus, “It is good neither to eat flesh nor to drink wine, nor any thing whereby thy brother stumbleth, or is offended, or is made weak,” (vs 21). But this takes true selfless agape love – the style of love that regards another and perceives what is really going on in their brother or sister in Christ.

1 Corinthians 8-9

First Corinthians 8-9 is essentially the same as Romans 14, only in the case of the Corinthians the two Christian groups at odds were those who had “knowledge” that idols were nothing, and those who still felt that idols were very real. Yes, the knowledgeable ones knew there are principalities and powers who are also called gods (vs 5), but Lord God is all that matters for He is supreme over all (vs 4 and 6). Therefore, these knowledgeable believers not only boldly ate the meat but ate it within pagan temples precincts. This was not only their way of dining out, but was often where business was conducted. So, since they knew that idols were nothing and there is only one true God, they felt at liberty to eat in the pagan temples.

However, there were other Corinthian Christians who still believed idols to be very real. Did they think the meat was tainted by these gods? Were they superstitious? The passage is not clear. But, they did not want to go up to the idol temples, and to do so would have been detrimental to them spiritually.

Thus, Paul emphatically states to the “knowledgeable” Christians, “take heed lest by any means this liberty of yours become[s] a stumbling block to them that are weak…when ye sin so against the brethren, and wound their weak conscience, ye sin against Christ,” (vss. 9 and 12). Paul then goes on for twenty-seven verses giving himself as an example of sacrificing one’s rights for the sake of the Gospel. Christians of the Western world would do well to learn from Paul regarding giving up their rights for the edification of other Christians. But, that is another topic for another time!

1 Corinthians 10

First Corinthians 10 explains that Christians are not ever so strong that they cannot fall into various forms of temptations, and one of those is that of idolatry. Paul goes on to explain that the Lord’s supper which we partake of is a communion with believers as well as with Christ because that which we partake of, namely the bread and juice, makes us intimately connected with each other and Jesus our sacrificial lamb. Even so, Paul informs, that the pagans partake of their pagan altar and commune with the demons behind the idol, and he thus states that “I would not that ye should have fellowship with devils. Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lord’s table, and of the table of devils. Do we provoke the Lord to jealousy? Are we stronger than He?” (vss 20b-22). Though the Corinthians believed that all things were lawful for them because they were free in Christ, Paul made sure that they knew that not all was expedient (appropriate) nor edifying.

However, Paul goes on to explain that if one was buying meat in the marketplace, one was not to ask questions as to where it came from, but were to buy it and eat it thankfully. That being said, if one were invited to an unbeliever’s house for dinner, and someone there said to the believer that the meat had been sacrificed to an idol, the believer was not to eat the meat out of respect for the one who informed. But otherwise, one was to eat meat with thanksgiving and in faith, because God had blessed them with it.

Deception in Plain Sight

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“Unto thee, O LORD, do I lift up my soul.2 O my God, I trust in thee: let me not be ashamed, let not mine enemies triumph over me.3 Yea, let none that wait on thee be ashamed: let them be ashamed which transgress without cause.”

On Monday, August 23rd, the FDA supposedly “approved” the Pfizer vaccine. The pdf approval letter is readily available online for your perusal.

I want to remind you of Jesus’ strong advisement to not be deceived (Matthew 24), and the fact that deceivers will get worse and worse as the day of the Lord draws near. The passage of 2 Timothy 3:13 is incredibly potent and applicable in our present situation. Quote, “But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.” These evil people are laboring intensely for the purpose of pain, sorrow and maliciously corrupts others. These in who are intent on the destruction of humanity, are coupled with seducers who are sorcerers (goes, 1114), which is a wizards who mutters spells, and whom “Plato mentions [are]…in company with pharmakeus (5332) which word is akin to pharmacist or druggist, meaning an enchanter with drugs, and sophistes, a cunning cheat.” Deuteronomy 18 speaks strongly against this practice. All in all, this deception is misleading and seducing, and causes one to wander off, like wandering stars (4105), which in Greek is the root for the word “planet” which are indeed, wandering stars. And wandering stars are not what we want to be, for they are doing what is contrary to a star’s nature. In Jude these are equated with false teachers, fallen angels, Sodom, and the like.

Thus, we must stay awake. We must remain vigilant. We must not fall prey to the tactics of the enemy. We must not allow ourselves to be lead astray in anything. After all, the enemy is still seeking to steal, kill and destroy whatever little sheep is not paying attention (John 10:10).

Why am I saying all this?

This FDA letter of approval is deceptive, for they are cunningly using slight of hand, a magician’s trick to get everyone to think that the vaccine is safe, effective and worthy of being mandatory. However, the EUA vaccine has not really been fully approved at all. And yet, businesses and schools are being called upon to make it mandatory.

Please, read the following article written by Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Dr. Meryl Nass which came out yesterday on the Children’s Health Defense website. It is truly eye opening, and beyond imperative that you know. I have portions of it below for your convenience. To read it in its entirety, please select the link below the quote.

He who has an ear to hear, let him hear what the Spirit is saying to the churches. The time is short. Jesus is at the door, and soon will be calling His spotless Bride home. Let’s not be deceived. Let’s be ready.

Sincerely,

Holy Light Ministries

“The FDA decrees that the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine under the EUA should remain unlicensed but can be used “interchangeably” (page 2, footnote 8) with the newly licensed Comirnaty product……the FDA pointed out that the licensed Pfizer Comirnaty vaccine and the existing, EUA Pfizer vaccine are “legally distinct,”…There is a huge real-world difference between products approved under EUA compared with those the FDA has fully licensed. EUA products are experimental under U.S. law. Both the Nuremberg Codeand federal regulations provide that no one can force a human being to participate in this experiment. Under 21 U.S. Code Sec.360bbb-3(e)(1)(A)(ii)(III), “authorization for medical products for use in emergencies,” it is unlawful to deny someone a job or an education because they refuse to be an experimental subject. Instead, potential recipients have an absolute right to refuse EUA vaccines
At least for the moment, the Pfizer Comirnaty vaccine has no liability shield. Vials of the branded product, which say “Comirnaty” on the label, are subject to the same product liability laws as other U.S. products…people injured by the Comirnaty vaccine could potentially sue for damages.Pfizer is therefore unlikely to allow any American to take a Comirnaty vaccine until it can somehow arrange immunity for this product.
Given this background, the FDA’s acknowledgement in its approval letter that there are insufficient stocks of the licensed Comirnaty, but an abundant supply of the EUA Pfizer BioNTech jab, exposes the “approval” as a cynical scheme to encourage businesses and schools to impose illegal jab mandates.
The FDA’s clear motivation is to enable Pfizer to quickly unload inventories of a vaccine that science and the Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System have exposed as unreasonably dangerous, and that the Delta varianthas rendered obsolete.
Americans, told that the Pfizer COVID vaccine is now licensed, will understandably assume COVID vaccine mandates are lawful. But only EUA-authorized vaccines, for which no one has any real liability, will be available during the next few weeks when many school mandate deadlines occur.
The FDA appears to be purposefully tricking American citizens into giving up their right to refuse an experimental product.
While the media has trumpeted that the FDA has approved COVID vaccines, the FDA has not approved the Pfizer BioNTech vaccines…And the FDA has not licensed any Moderna vaccine, nor any vaccine from Johnson & Johnson — so the vast majority, if not all, of vaccines available in the U.S. remain unlicensed EUA products.
Here’s what you need to know when somebody orders you to get the vaccine: Ask to see the vial. If it says “Comirnaty,” it’s a licensed product. If it says “Pfizer-BioNTech,” it’s an experimental product, and under 21 U.S. Code 360bbb, you have the right to refuse. If it comes from Moderna or Johnson & Johnson (marketed as Janssen), you have the right to refuse.
The FDA is playing bait and switch with the American public — but we don’t have to play along. If it doesn’t say Comirnaty, you have not been offered an approved vaccine.“

For more excellent, informative, up-to-date information, please go to the Children’s Health Defense Website:

https://childrenshealthdefense.org/

Please feel free to copy and paste the below into your search bar, and it will link you with the official FDA pdf version of their Pfizer approval letter.

August 23, 2021 Approval Letter – Comirnaty – August 23, 2021 Approval Letter – Comirnaty.pdf

For more information on the vaccine:

The link below has a plethora of helpful links and resources and information of the vaccines

The article below contains heartbreaking and shocking information (with numerous links) about aborted fetal cells being used in vaccines, and is a call to repentance

The link below is regarding the toxin Graphene Oxide, and mention of the lawsuit being taken to courts around the world on charges of “crimes against humanity.”

The link below includes helpful links on the right to refuse

“Gloriously Dark”

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“And as it was in the days of Noe [Noah], so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man.27 They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all. 28 Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded;29 But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all. 30 Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed,” (Luke 17:26-30).
37 But as the days of Noah were, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. 38 For as in the days before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, 39 and did not know until the flood came and took them all away, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be,” Matthew 24:37-39

Days of Noah

The world was anything but normal in the days of Noah, and yet the people acted as though it was completely normal. It was “abnormally” normal. They still married, fixed meals, partied, etc. Nevertheless, the fallen angels had taught people great wickedness, from the art of war to that of genetic manipulation. There were hybrids everywhere: animals, vegetables and human. But, the people just dismissed these godless mixtures, for all they wanted to do was have fun and for life to go on as it always had. So what if things were not as God wanted them to be — with seed producing only after its kind (Genesis 1:11-12, 21, 24-28). That was then. This was now.

To add insult to injury, the fallen angels had taken human wives and had children by them. These children were called the Nephilim, who were the giants of old, and these giants were hybrids by birth — part human and part angel. Though some of this information stated here is from various non-biblical, Jewish historical sources, enough is stated in the text of Genesis 6 that informs one of the fact that fallen angels, who are referred to as “sons of God” in the text, were marrying the daughters of men, and that children called Nephilim (meaning “the fallen ones”) were being born to them.

And as a note of clarification, to be a “son of God” means that one is a direct creation of God, like Adam. Thus, no human at that time of Genesis 6 could be called a “son of God.” There are very few places in the Old Testament that use the term “son of God”, and each time it is equivalent to an angelic being. This is true in the Septuagint which is a Greek translation of the Old Testament nearly 300 years before Christ (completed in 132 B.C.). It is interesting to note that Christians are called sons of God because via the born again experience, we are made direct creations of God — new creations in Christ!

But, I digress…

Days of Lot

Moving on, the days of Lot were no different than the days of Noah in the volume of their wickedness coupled with people living as though things were completely normal when they were anything but normal. People went to work, raised livestock, had parties, married, had babies, and harvested crops. However, sexual immorality was rampant, and sexual perversion was commonplace, specifically among the men — after all, ALL of the young and old men of the town surrounded Lot’s house the night the angels came to get him (Genesis 19). Think about that. During the day, it all may have looked quite normal. Then, the night came, and the men molested any and everyone, especially strangers in the town. Furthermore, they were proud, prosperous and had need of nothing, had too much free time, and with that free time committed abomination and abused the poor, widows and orphans. Ezekiel 16 explains, “49 Behold, this was the iniquity of thy sister Sodom, pride, fulness of bread, and abundance of idleness was in her and in her daughters, neither did she strengthen the hand of the poor and needy.50 And they were haughty, and committed abomination before me: therefore I took them away as I saw good.” And yet, they lived like everything was normal.

Today

Even so, TODAY people are trying to get back to normal, but things are anything but normal. Australia is back in martial law lockdown; Europe is a ticking time bomb of people protesting face masks and vaccine green passes; China and North Korea have ferociously intensified their persecution of Christians, and China is preparing for war with Taiwan; Afghanistan is a bloodbath; Germany is still reeling from catastrophic flooding; South Africa is in upheaval as is most of South America and Cuba; Canada has imprisoned pastors who dared to be real pastors, and Montreal is now in an uproar over vaccine green passes; and Israel, once seen as the beacon of hope in this perilous world, has been tightening the noose around the necks of the unvaccinated while enforcing green passes just to get back to normal.

Furthermore, in the name of science and the greater good, genetic experiments have been ongoing since at least the 1930s if not before. In the laboratory, researchers and scientists have been mixing and mingling genetically anything and everything, from food to animals to people. Not only this, but they have been sacrificing babies. That’s right. No, I’m not talking your basic evil abortion that vacuums the baby out of its mother’s womb. Rather, I’m referring to the kind wherein the doctor extracts the baby of about 5-6 months old via C-section, and then proceeds to cut it open while it is still alive causing great pain, and then doles out its organs one by one to scientific researchers. This is a pre-paid, pre-planned, sadistic slaughter on the altar of science, done in a way akin to the barbarism of the Aztecs and the worshipers of Molech. This is Occultism plain and simple.

From those aborted babies come what are called “cell lines” in which scientists grotesquely grow vaccines and/or in which they test the vaccines. These cell lines come from hundreds of aborted babies who were sacrificed in the same savage way. And it is inevitable that fragments of the cell lines get into the person who allows the vaccine to be injected into their body in the name of safety, for the sake of travel or going to school. Yes, this abomination has been happening, and is happening right now. https://holylight4u.wordpress.com/2021/08/15/an-abomination-in-the-temple-of-the-holy-spirit/

And then there is aggressive sexual deviance. Think Sodom. Think the men of all ages storming Lot’s door. Think about the great pride that riddled the city, the arrogance that brought them down to sulfur and mounds of salt. Think “gay pride”. Think the modern day San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus singing about coming for your children, converting them stealthily through any and all means necessary. (“”A Message From the Gay Community” Performed by the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus,” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ArOQF4kadHA.

TODAY many are talking of “normal’ again, talking of travel again, talking of going to college, talking of hopes for next year, talking of the holidays to come, talking of going to ballgames, and the like. Most are ignorant (willfully or otherwise) and insensible to what is and has been happening, and are content to remain ignorant and insensible. Just like the days of Noah. Just like the days of Lot. Aside from millions being displaced because of natural disasters riddling nation after nation, violence escalating in large cities, the unborn still being sacrificially slaughtered, perversion persisting in our school curriculum and movies and online and in popular music, and protests over lockdowns, vaccine mandates, and green passes being ordered, people keep getting married, keep working, keep having parties and BBQs, going to state fairs, baseball games, and restaurants. Essentially, even though things are not normal, people are grasping for normal and acting as if all will get better soon.

Remember Lot’s Wife

But, Jesus goes on to say in Luke 17, “31 In that day, he which shall be upon the housetop, and his stuff in the house, let him not come down to take it away: and he that is in the field, let him likewise not return back.32 Remember Lot’s wife.33 Whosoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it; and whosoever shall lose his life shall preserve it.34 I tell you, in that night there shall be two men in one bed; the one shall be taken, and the other shall be left.35 Two women shall be grinding together; the one shall be taken, and the other left.36 Two men shall be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.37 And they answered and said unto him, Where, Lord? And he said unto them, Wheresoever the body is, thither will the eagles be gathered together.”

What is this passage about? Let’s take it from the top. Verses 31-33 is speaking about not clinging to this life, not holding on to normal. Lot’s wife missed Sodom. From Ezekiel 16 we assess that it was a very prosperous city. Everyone in the city and neighboring cities that associated with Sodom had plenty to eat, plenty to drink, plenty to wear, lots of parties, endless fun, and great excess and extravagance, and they were proud of it. Maybe she missed this. Maybe she missed the good old days and all that she had. The word “look” carries with it the idea of regarding with favor or care. In other words, she looked back with homesickness for Sodom.

Jesus warns that we are not to be like Lot’s wife. We are not to turn back. We are not to hold on to our things, to our good times, to our memories of this world that is passing away. We are not to cling to this life nor to life itself nor are we to seek to save it — even by a so-called vaccine. For whoever seeks to save their life will actually lose their life.

We can see this unfolding right now in our world. We’ve all been looking back like Lot’s wife. We’ve all desired “normal.” But, Jesus says, let it go.

Many have been afraid and have run to the vaccine in order to prolong their life and save themselves from an unseen germ. But, Jesus said, do not be afraid when pestilence comes (Psalm 91, Matthew 24), but rather, trust in Him as one’s deliverer. After all, would Jesus have one trust in godless science rather than Him? Would He have us to believe that He would use child sacrifice as a means of salvation? And yet people in their fear have run to science for the sake of saving their own lives or even those of another. But, their trust is misplaced and all about clinging to life.

The Night

Indeed, Luke 17:31-33 is happening right now around the world. Jesus called this time period “night” in verse 34 when He said “in that night.” Can it mean simply the time of day? Yes. But, when looking at this passage, it mentions night as the time when three things are happening: two are sleeping, two women are working, and two men are in the field working. Well people may sleep at night, but people do not work at night, especially in Jesus day when they did nout have electric lights or even solar powered lights. This “night” to which Jesus is referring more than likely is that metaphorical time when men get drunk (Luke 21:34-36; 1 Thessalonians 5:7), when all is morally and spiritually dark (Romans 13:12), when Jesus will come as a thief to those who are not expecting Him (1 Thess 5).

In the words of a man by the name of Adrian Rogers things are getting “gloriously dark.” And indeed, they are. For as this night closes in all around us, Jesus’ return for His Bride is all the more immanent.

Taken

Jesus continues in Luke 17, “34 I tell you, in that night there shall be two men in one bed; the one shall be taken, and the other shall be left.35 Two women shall be grinding together; the one shall be taken, and the other left.36 Two men shall be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.37 And they answered and said unto him, Where, Lord? And he said unto them, Wheresoever the body is, thither will the eagles be gathered together.”

What does this mean?

The meaning of this passage lies in the word “taken”. In the Greek this word (3880, paralambano) is comprised of two words: para (3844, “very close beside” — expresses great nearness that the English language cannot convey) and lambano (2983, “aggressively take, to take with the hand, to take what is one’s own to oneself, to seize”). The two words together means to be taken aggressively, to be taken or joined to the one taking, to be received near to the one seizing. Its verbal form is that of a future passive indicative. This means that the action of the verb is not being done by the person, but rather is being done to the person.

What ties this all together is the very cryptic phrase, “Wheresoever the body is, thither will the eagles be gathered together.” This is from Job 39 which states, “27 Does the eagle mount up at your command, And make its nest on high?
28 On the rock it dwells and resides, On the crag of the rock and the stronghold.29 From there it spies out the prey;
Its eyes observe from afar.30 Its young ones suck up blood; And where the slain are, there it is.””

We Are The Eagles

To put it succinctly: The body is Jesus, and the eagles are Christians. The Church is built upon the solid Rock of Christ (Psalm 27:5; Psalm 40:2; Song of Solomon 2:14; Matthew 7:24-27; Matthew 16:18; 1 Corinthians 10:4), just like the eagles nest on high and reside in the stronghold of the rock. As the Church we are to commemorate the death of Christ by partaking of the bread and wine, representative of His blood shed for us. After all, Jesus said, “53…Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, ye have no life in you.54 Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day.55 For my flesh is meat indeed, and my blood is drink indeed.56 He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, dwelleth in me, and I in him.57 As the living Father hath sent me, and I live by the Father: so he that eateth me, even he shall live by me.58 This is that bread which came down from heaven: not as your fathers did eat manna, and are dead: he that eateth of this bread shall live for ever.” Is this literal? No. But, it is spiritual. for Jesus was the spiritual bread, is the spiritual rock, and is the spiritual water. Unless we partake of Him by believing, will have no part in Him. Nevertheless, as you can see from the passage in John, Jesus is indeed, the body and the blood of Job 39:30 and Luke 17:37.

And we as the young eagles are called to be vigilant and watchful and discerning of the times, ever looking for Jesus’ immanent return, ever listening for His call. And that is exactly what Luke 17:34-36 is talking about. The “great snatch”, the “catching away,” “harpazo” in the Greek, the “rapture” in the Latin. After all, the ones sleeping and working are seized up close to someone. Who is that someone? Jesus.

Noah’s Seven Days of Waiting

But, as for now… we are in those “seven days” of Noah in Genesis 7:4, 10, the days just before God shut Noah in the ark. Perhaps, could it be, that we have been in this window of time, this seven days, wherein everything came to a stand still. Could this strange interlude that has been given us correspond to the seven days of Noah and his family and the animals being shut away in the ark? Since the days like the days of Noah precede Jesus’ REVELATION of Himself as reveals Himself as seen in the Book of Revelation, could it be that we are right now smack dab in the middle of those seven days of waiting?

When everything locked down in Care Centers/Rest homes/Assisted Living facilities back in mid-March of 2020 followed by schools and businesses and then families quarantining at home and weddings being canceled left and right, I felt STRONGLY from the Lord that He was giving that time of rest and confinement to get closer to Him, to close ourselves away with Him, to seek His face, to get back into His word, to return to our FIRST LOVE and to see that the time of His return was NEAR, even at the door. It was His gift of mercy to the Church specifically, that they might have time to wake up like the virgins of Matthew 25, and to make sure that their lamps have extra oil. He was taking what the enemy intended for evil and turning it for the good of His people. We all know that the enemy has set his snare to steal, kill and destroy the Church, to infiltrate with fear, to overcome with worry, to get their eyes off of the Lord’s SOON return, and to lay the groundwork, the foundation of the Beast System, the One World Order. But, mercifully God has given us time to rally, to shake ourselves, to wake up from our slumber, and to arise. He has given us time.

Warning and Encouragement

I implore you, do not look back on “normal” like Lot’s wife looked back on Sodom. We are living in the “days of Noah” and in the “days of Lot” that Jesus talked about 2000 years ago. We are seeing the new world order being established as all other constitutions of the world crumble like something yellowed, old and brittle. We are seeing the book of Revelation spring to life in living color as the 4 horses of Revelation 6 charge out of the starting gate and as we see persecution/martyrdom rise exponentially worldwide. Indeed, we are seeing the world shaking to and fro like a drunkard and everything fall apart (Isaiah 24), and the deep darkness just before dawn.

Yes, it is “gloriously dark”, for a thick spiritual darkness, inky black, is all around us. Some are asleep. Some are working. Some are ready. Some are not. And some are wondering why Jesus is delaying His coming. But I want to remind you that we are not defeated. We are not battling Satan from a position of defeat or weakness. We are not down to the last round of ammunition. We are not down to the last small group of rag tag, disheveled rebels. No. We are victors. We are winner. The enemy has been defeated.

I want to encourage you once more and remind you, Jesus said, “And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh,” (Luke 21:28). Walk with your heads up. Do not crumple. Do not bend. Do not break. Do not bow down to the golden image erected by our earthly rulers (Daniel 3), even those telling us to bow down to a syringe and science. Do not compromise. Quit acting like we have to capitulate from a position of weakness. Yes, it is dark — it is gloriously dark, so dark that our lights shine out all the brighter like the stars in the heavens just before break of day (Philippians 2:15). “Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee.2 For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the LORD shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee.” (Isaiah 60:1-2).

Our King is coming! Even so, come quickly Lord Jesus! The Spirit and the Bride say “Come!” (Revelation 22)

Looking up,

Holy Light Ministries

Sources:

“Billy Crone – The End of Humanity, Genetic Manipulation and Transhumanism Part 1,” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rxIa6lEGjLw

“Billy Crone – The End of Humanity, Genetic Manipulation and Transhumanism Part 2,” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ODxp84iMQ7U

“Red Pill Your Friends: The Human Farmers,” Really Graceful, (about Monsanto, pesticides, GMO foods, and basically what the elites don’t want you to know about what you’re eating. “Red Pill Your Friends Vol 1 is about the manipulation of the air we breathe, the food we eat, the remedies we take when we’re feeling ill, and our current status as the human guinea pigs of the world.”) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bwOQvZvmvb4

So You Wanna Take Down the Deep State?” Really Graceful, (more on Monsanto and Bayer’s Chemical romance, Agent Orange, the Nazi scientists brought to the U.S. to continue their research, GMO corn, Mitt Romney, Bain & Company, Inc., Israel’s Mossad, Jeffrey Epstein, etc), https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=caxOhKPfy3E

Bible Hub, https://biblehub.com

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http://rdo.psu.ac.th/sjstweb/journal/27-4/02-strawberry-gene.pdf

“Russia Suspends American Genetically Modified Corn over Cancer Fears – Facts Analysis,” http://www.hoaxorfact.com/health/russia-suspends-american-genetically-modified-corn-over-cancer-fears.html

Quote: “A group of independent experts at the University of Caen, headed by Mr. Gilles Eric Seralini, a French microbiologist conducted an experiment of genetically modified corn consumption in rats running for their full lifespan, i.e 2 years, and the results of this study were published in a scientific journal. The study examined 180 rats, by feeding them different amounts of a strain of weedkiller-resistant GM corn (NK603); water containing Roundup, which is the world’s bestselling weedkiller; and a combination of these two. After 2 years, 50 to 80 per cent of all the female rats that were fed the corn or weedkiller have developed at least one large tumour, compared with 30 per cent from a small control group. The study also reported that male rats in the treated groups were more likely to develop serious liver and kidney damage. In the images below, you can see pictures of couple of those rats developing cancerous tumors. The researchers think that consumption of this GM corn can increase the chances of breast cancer, liver and kidney damage in humans as well.”

“Dr. Thierry Vrain, a former research scientist for Agriculture Canada, who was designated to address public groups and reassure them that genetically engineered crops and foods were safe, has changed his position in the last 10 years. He explained that he has been paying attention to numerous studies coming from Europe, Russia and other countries, some from prestigious labs, published in prestigious scientific journals, that question the impact and safety of genetically engineered food. He says:

“I refute the claims of the biotechnology companies that their engineered crops yield more, that they require less pesticide applications, that they have no impact on the environment, and that they are safe to eat. The scientific literature is full of studies showing that engineered corn and soya contain toxic or allergenic proteins”

“Former Pro-GMO Scientist Speaks Out On The Real Dangers of GMO’s,” https://www.trueactivist.com/former-pro-gmo-scientist-speaks-out-on-the-real-dangers-of-genetically-engineered-food/

“COVID-19 Vaccine HEK293 Testing and Production Are Ethically Equal,” by Stacy Trasancos, https://cogforlife.org/2021/01/07/covid-19-vaccine-hek293-testing-and-production-are-ethically-equal/

The Children of God for Life website, https://cogforlife.org/