Date: 05/01/2013 Issue Number: 298
This will be the first of two studies. First, we will study the laws of citizenship in order to obtain a clearer understanding of how to become a lawful citizen of Israel. Secondly, we will study the laws of rulership in order to see who is eligible to rule.
In each of these questions, we must take into account the differences between the Old Covenant and the New. These distinctions are less pronounced in considering the question of legal citizenship, as we will see. However, when we deal with the requirements of …
Date: 04/01/2013 Issue Number: 297
Last November I was led to do an eight-day fast (with green juice) from November 6-13. Its purpose was to petition the Divine Court to fulfill the ninth sign of Elisha that is found in 2 Kings 4:42-44.
These signs began shortly after we issued the Elijah-Elisha revelation on April 12, 2009, the last day of the Passover conference that year. We had seen the first eight signs fulfilled every couple of months quite regularly, climaxing in July 2010 with the eighth sign. However, then the bottom seemed to drop out, an…
Date: 03/01/2013 Issue Number: 296
Last month we focused upon the great Commandment about loving God, which is explained in terms of the first five commandments in the law. The second tablet of the law, containing the final five commandments teach us how to love our neighbor as ourselves.
The Sixth Commandment
Deuteronomy 5:17 says, “You shall not murder.” It is self-evident that if we are to love our neighbor, we ought to not to murder him. But the simple commandment does not distinguish between premeditated murder and accidental ho…
Date: 02/01/2013 Issue Number: 295
When a lawyer asked Jesus about the most important commandment, we read in Matthew 22,
37 And He said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind. 38 This is the great and foremost commandment. 39 The second is like it, You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”
The first five commandments express the manner in which we are to love God, while the last five command-ments set forth the manner in which we are to love our neighbor as oursel…
Date: 01/01/2013 Issue Number: 294
The Year of Awakening is ending. Now we are entering the Year of Release.
The idea of “release” is linked primarily to the release of the second dove in Leviticus 14:7, which speaks of the second work of Christ. Recall that the first dove was killed in order to picture the first work of Christ when He came to die in order to pay for sin and to give us immortality.
The second dove was to be dipped in the blood of the first and to be released into the open field. Matthew 13:38 says, “the field is …
Date: 12/01/2012 Issue Number: 293
On Monday, October 29, 2012 Hurricane Sandy brought in the new Prophetic Year. The previous year, known as the Year of Awakening, will phase out between now and the first of January.
I do not yet know precisely the name of the year ahead, but I believe it has to do with getting up after awakening out of sleep, getting dressed, and going to work. I believe that the year ahead will prove to be the time when we begin to be sent out in a greater way to fulfill whatever callings we have been given.
Date: 11/01/2012 Issue Number: 292
I spoke on this topic at the Tabernacles conference in St. Louis a few weeks ago and thought it was important enough to put this into print for a wider audience.
Is Justice a Duty?
The law is clear that judges have a duty under God to dispense justice. In other words, they must rule as the law of God prescribes. Once they have determined guilt or innocence, a judge does not have the discretion to deny the rights of either the victim or the guilty party.
We see this portrayed in Exodus 23:3 and 6,
3 nor shall …
Date: 10/01/2012 Issue Number: 291
In the third chapter of Deuteronomy, Moses mentioned Mount Hermon in verse 8 while talking about Israel’s conquest of Og, king of Bashan, and Sihon, king of Heshbon. These were both giants, and at least one ancient account tells us that they were brothers. Sihon’s bed frame was said to be 4 x 9 cubits (vs. 11), or about 15 feet long.
The territory of these two kings was on the east side of Mount Hermon. Bashan extended from Gilead in the south to Mount Hermon in the north. Heshbon was just south of Bas…
Date: 09/01/2012 Issue Number: 290
When God created the heavens and the earth, He worked for six days and rested the seventh.
His work set a prophetic pattern for 7,000 years of history. That which is recorded as the main work during each day of creation became also the main theme as God continued His work in Kingdom history.
2 Peter 3:8 says,
8 But do not let this one fact escape your notice, beloved, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.
This was a reference to Psalm 90:4,
4 For a thousand years i…
Date: 08/01/2012 Issue Number: 289
On Saturday, July 14, Chad, Brad, and I were led to go to the downtown area of St. Paul, Minnesota to issue some decrees from the Divine Court. We did not know the full significance of this until afterward, when God began to reveal what we had done and why He had led us in this manner. But before I explain the significance of this, let me walk through the steps that we took on that day.
We met at a coffee shop about 9:30 a.m. to plan our day and to share what revelation we had received up to that point. Then we …
Date: 07/01/2012 Issue Number: 288
On Sept. 11, 2011, the tenth anniversary of the Twin Towers demolition, President Obama went to that location (called “Ground Zero”) and read Psalm 46,
1 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
At the same time, Operation Jericho began in the Twin Cities here in Minnesota, ending seven days later on Sept. 17, 2011 with a march (or drive) around the loop formed by I-494 and I-694. This symbolized Israel’s march around Jericho seven times in order to bring down the walls.
Date: 06/01/2012 Issue Number: 287
In our last study we established that we have come to the prophetic time in history where we are to be about our Father’s business. Of course, as individuals, we have always carried this mandate—ever since Adam. But in the course of history, there is also a specific time frame that will see the culmination point of this “business.”
God’s business is farming. He created the earth to be His farm, and we—His children—are the heirs of that farm, joint-heirs with Christ, who is…