If you are following Enoch’s calendar you would know that the day of this writing is the Sabbath, and is the last day of the fifth week in the “Feast of Weeks.” One interesting fact of this seven week period leading up to the Feast of Firstfruits, was the prohibition instruction in the Torah about not eating any grain. I just heard a giant gulp!
Here is the quote, about which I have written …
And you do not eat bread or roasted grain or fresh grain until the same day that you have brought an offering [Wave Loaves] to your Elohim – a law forever in all your dwellings. (Lev 23:16)
What does this mean for us?
For some, it probably is “proof” that there are some “nuts” in the world. But for those with insight and understanding, it should mean that there will be no “harvest” (speaking of resurrection and eternal life) during this time.
And that is exactly what the Scriptures teach concerning those pesky seven “weeks” of Enoch’s vision. …
The “weeks” of Enoch’s vision, of course, are the ages of human existence that either end with some notable event, or during which something special happens.
We live in the time of the end of the Seventh Week, which was characterized by a period of time (almost 2000 years) of great apostasy. During this long time many big works were created – particularly religious and political. Great “religions” were formed to which the masses still turn. And “great” political structures were also conceived that promised, again to the masses, that the politicians of some “new” order are the “messiahs” of the masses. And among those works are cathedrals, large building complexes, volumes of major religious music, millions of books and manuscripts, multitudes of teachers, priests, and preachers, hugh choirs, congresses. parliaments, political parties and more.
But what has happened during all of these seven ages that was really significant was the calling out of the righteous and just. These lived like strangers in a foreign world, while they look forward to one that is to come — at the end of the “Seven Weeks!”
These lived their lives in hope of a certain future, when the kingdoms of this world will be taken from the rulers and given instead to the righteous. And this is something that neither the leaders of the religions and the nations do not want to hear.
One writer wrote that there will be twelve gates around the new Jerusalem, one for each of the twelve tribes of Jacob/Israel, but there will be no gates for either Catholics or Christians or any other religion.
Getting back to the harvest and “no grain” eating. This is to tell us that there will be no harvest during the seven weeks or ages. The harvest comes after the seven weeks are complete. And that would be the beginning of the Eighth Week, would it not?
Now this is a problem for some because the Eighth Week comes after the tribulation of the last three and a half years. Then there will be the resurrection and the gathering of both Israel, and those who joined with Israel spiritually. Hopefully, you are part of that group.
As I wrote before, this is not a reference to either Christians or the “Church” or any other group that is deeply immersed in one of this worlds “great” religions, which is also known as the Apostasy!
There is one small but growing group who has come to know, with some comfort and awe, that they are unique in this world. This group is beginning to take a renewed interest in the Torah and the Prophets, and our fathers like Enoch, and Shem, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. They are beginning to return to Yahua (“Who was, is, and will be”) of Elohim (“The Mighty Ones.”) They are beginning to understand that the one called Yahusha, or Yahushua was really Yahua manifested in the flesh to deliver all people from death.
They are also beginning to recognize that among the Lost Tribes of Israel that “Watchmen” are emerging and making their voice known in Ephraim! In Hebrew these are the Natsarim — the Branches or Watchmen.
From chapter 31 of Jeremiah, where the promise is given about a
New Covenant, are the words, “For there shall be a day when the watchmen [Natsarim] cry on Mount Ephraim, ‘Arise, and let us go up to Zion, to יהוה [Yahua] our Elohim.’ ” ” (31:6)
Ephraim was the leading tribe of the northern 10 tribes of House of Israel to whom Yahushua sent the disciples. To these disciples Yahushua said,”I am the vine and you are the branches [Netsarim].” Natsarim can mean both “branches” and “watchmen.” Therefore Yahua will finish that mission through His modern day Natsarim that He calls out today. This is also confirmed in Daniel 12, where it is prophesied that “MANY will be cleansed and made white and refined.”
The word “watchmen” is from the same root, Natsar [NTsR], from which we derive the words Natsareth, Gennetsaret, and Natsarim. Technically, our English pronunciation “Nazarene” is incorrect. The letter transliterated with a “z” in “Nazarene” is the letter tsadee [Ts] that carries the “ts” sound. This causes confusion with the word nazir[NZR], which uses a zayin (Z) and means something completely different.
Note: The Hebrew name of the town of “Nazareth” is really “Natsareth.” I have been there and it is one of the most beautiful places in Israel. It is raised up, and the hills nearby give a view of the Plain of Jezreel and the town of Megiddo (Har Megiddo or “Armageddon”. It is probably from this great view of this such a significant place in prophecy that “Natsareth” was given this name – the place of watching!
Obviously, Ephraim is not living there today as they were scattered among the gentiles. But Ephraim is alive in end time prophecies, like in Jeremiah 31, and in Ezekiel and others. In prophecy, Ephraim is synonymous with the “lost 10 tribes” and the “House of Israel.” And we must understand that these prophecies are not referring to “Jewish” people who are from the tribe of Judah and known historically as the “House of Judah.”
If you have been a reader of this blog, by now you should recognize, although this is strange to our ears, that I could, and so could you, be one of the Natsarim or a “Natsar” (NTsR, Strongs 5341), a “watchman” or “branch.” I did not nor could I appoint myself to this, but as time went on it became obvious to me that the messages I am writing fit the category. But, thankfully, I am not alone. There are others. And there have been others down through the ages.
But what follows is important and must be understood …
For years now I have been writing and publishing what I learned directly from the Scriptures. I did not seek out the material written by other authors. In fact, much of what from other writers did not support what I have written. A few even said I was “nuts.”
Obviously, I felt very alone in the world. And I wondered if I would ever find anyone else who learned the same things in the same way as I did. Also they should not have learned from me, and neither should I have learned from them. That is, until the time when we were ready to become acquainted.
This is a matter of testimony or witness. If we agree after being influenced by each other, then that is like bringing together two or more expert witnesses who knew about each others thoughts and ideas and collaborated. When that happens there is really only one expert witness, is there not?
But if what I have been learning and writing was in fact inspired and directed by the Holy Spirit apart from any other source, and the same was true of others. Then our words when viewed in the separate context of each other, will confirm the Truth. The Truth being guided by the Holy Spirit in each person apart from any other influence provides the expert testimony that only true witnesses can provide. This is the kind of testimony that will stand up in court.
The Torah (Instruction) is clear on this: “One witness does not rise up against any man for any crookedness or any sin that he commits. At the mouth of two witnesses or at the mouth of three witnesses a matter is established.” Deut. 19:15
What this is saying is that even though I write the Truth as it is revealed to me, it means nothing until someone else says the same thing, apart from me. Therefore, the word is established only after both separate testimonies agree.
So for those who understand the Scriptures and love Yahua/Yahushua and the Torah with all their “heart, mind, and soul,” this should not come as a surprise, should it? But it does sound strange, I will admit that. But when understood and desired, it should be welcomed, as a relief from the deceptions of religions, should it not?
The translation I use most often is called The Scriptures, and is published by the Institute for Scriptural Research (ISR) of South Africa.
There are many things where they and I agree and somethings where we disagree. But, as far as I know, I am unknown to them and this is the first time, on this Sabbath on Enoch’s revealed calendar that I read any of the material from their associates. The Scriptures is a good translation that probably irks the “established” religious leaders.
We are living in not only historical times, but also in a time about which all the prophets wrote, and for which the Torah was created. This is not a time to be taken lightly or to be trivialized by following after the works of the apostasy for which our age is known.