I sent out a newsletter earlier this month about the significance of the Total Solar Eclipse crossing over the United States of America and how it is a sign for us to repent as did Nineveh after they had a similar experience which also prepared them to receive Jonah’s message of repentance.
The Total USA Solar Eclipse happened on August 21st, a Monday. As I begin the writing for this newsletter it is August 26th, the 7th Day Sabbath established and literally set in stone with the other commandments by our Creator.
Looking out the window, I saw people cutting off the berries from the Saw Palmetto bush in my yard. I was concerned about this because I had told someone a few weeks previous that when the berries were ready I would let them know. I went outside and shared with them that I was glad to see them collecting the berries for medicine, but that this bush that I have been taking care of for many years was in need of my permission to be harvested from. They said that they were sorry; however, they didn’t give back the berries they took. I left that between them and the Almighty and forgave them.
I went back into the house and thought I should check my Prickly Pear Cactus now since it also has many medicinally wonderful fruits on it. While looking at the Succulent Cactus that has taken over 10 years to grow, I noticed that what was extremely healthy looking a few weeks ago was suddenly deteriorating. Upon closer look I noticed a red caterpillar on one of the green pads. Then I noticed several red caterpillars. Several of the pads and some of the fruits were completely infested and turned to goo. So I went inside and got scissor tongs to cut off as many still good fruits as I could, even though, they hadn’t turned purple yet. I put them into the refrigerator until I could fit them into the freezer properly so that we could use them later. I stood at the door thinking how awful that was and feeling upset, yet thankful that I was alerted to it.
Since that was taken care of, it was time to go into our Bible Lesson which included how the Father uses Solar Eclipses. While reflecting upon the recent Solar Eclipse, my son Daniel and I started talking about Jonah. At the mention of his name it suddenly dawned on me that this was a teaching moment from Father.
Remember when Jonah preached repentance to the people of Nineveh? He was reluctant to preach to them who were Israel’s enemy because he knew they would repent. After preaching to them he went outside the city and a plant grew for his shelter. Soon after a worm ate it up causing him frustration. That’s when the Father spoke to His prophet Jonah. He asked him how could he be concerned about the worm eating the shelter plant He provided for him, but not concerned about the people He created.
That is when I realized today's situation happened for a reason.
I was upset at what the men had done to the Saw Palmetto Bush that I had been manicuring. What they did, however, was actually a blessing in disguise because it led me to go check the Cactus plant. And finding the bright red worm caterpillars devastating my once thriving plant caused me great concern. After taking great care to rid all the infected cactus pads, replanting healthy ones elsewhere, picking all the fruits, and then beginning to converse with Daniel about the previous Solar Eclipse … Ruach HaQodesh, The Holy Spirit spoke to my heart so wonderfully....Jonah was upset too, but was he upset for the right reason? Thinking about Jonah it led me to be thankful for those whom I have reached out to about this season of repentance that we are experiencing wherein the Father wants us to be as the Goodman of the house who is aware of what is happening because he is watching… Please don’t let this season come on you unawares. There are so many parallels happening and we need to be a people of understanding.
I don’t recall seeing those caterpillars here before. What brought the invasive caterpillar? It came from the ocean side. When we were at the beach a few weeks ago one of the children thought to bring it home even though I asked them not to. That one caterpillar turned into 100s within a few weeks and caused great damage to a thriving Cactus plant. It goes to show how one act of curious disobedience has the potential to cause great damage. Rather may we be a people of Obedience because one act of Obedience can lead to many knowing abundant blessing. I think about the documentary I watched last night on Charles Spurgeon and how he walked into a Methodist church. Up to that point he was seeking God, but felt so down because he couldn’t feel His presence in his life. The Methodist preacher spoke directly to him and said that all he needed to do was look: l-o-o-k. With that revelation Spurgeon was finally freed from the striving and felt accepted by God and has since shared the message of hope inspiring many to be touched with the Gospel for the next two centuries so far.
LOOK UP: FOR YOUR REDEMPTION DRAWS NIGH! HALLELUYHWH!
If you are being blessed with this reading, I want to take you further into the revelation of Ruach HaQodesh. Tears just want to flow from my eyes as I think how much Father loves His children and wants to bring us into His wondrous love. It is amazing how we are supernaturally able to tune into His voice after studying, praying and fasting daily.
Get ready because this is amazing and goes to show you how good it is to have morning devotions.
I received a devotion from Rabbi Eckstein. In it was included the Hebrew word for Armor- SHIRYON. After reading the devotion I started meditating upon that WORD.
The first part of the word for Armor is SHIR and it means SONG.
The second part of the Hebrew Word is part of the first attribute ascribed to YHWH in HIS WORD – ELYON. Genesis 14:18-22 - In this instance it is the Priest of Salem Melchizedek Praising YHWH for a military victory when Abraham rescued Lot while he lived under the King of Sodom. ELYON means MOST HIGH. Numbers 24:16 speaks of the Most High. In Psalm 47:2 and 97:9 it is YHWH ELYON meaning YHWH THE MOST HIGH GOD.
Then I opened another devotion I woke up to from Jesus Calling about the ARMOR OF GOD and putting it all on according to Deuteronomy 31, 32 & 33 and Ephesians 6.
Then I went to my next devotion from Girlfriends in God and she is speaking about EL ELYON!
So here The Holy Spirit was comforting my spirit with what He was showing me through the completely different, yet related devotional material.
ARMOR = SHIRYON = SONG OF THEMOST HIGH
What does this mean? HE admonishes us in HIS WORD that HE is PRESENT IN THE PRAISES OF HIS PEOPLE! How often we see the worshippers -‘War-ship-pers’- go first and the enemy is defeated.
May His song be your armor! HalleluYHWH!
Do you see? When we worship Him He clothes us in righteous armor to be spiritual warship vessels of honor unto him forcefully advancing His kingdom on earth! WOW!
I know that is a lot to realize and take in. But, please continure further with me… this is so exciting!
First let us recap: SHIRYON = ARMOR = SONG OF THE MOST HIGH = WORSHIP = SPIRITUAL WARSHIP
Now, the second part of the Hebrew Word SHIRYON is YON and it means DOVE. The DOVE represents THE HOLY SPIRIT and the HOLY SPIRIT is the COMFORTER. The Dove descended FROM ABOVE, from the MOST HIGH, onto Messiah after he was baptized by John- YOCHANAN in Hebrew.
Now, why is this so important to understand in this season? Because it is of Messianic significance. A time of Messiah. There are several aspects to this sign, but I want you to see this one that RUACH is showing us today in this season.
JONAH’s names means DOVE.
After the Solar Eclipse in 763BC our Heavenly Father sent JONAH, symbolic of the DOVE, to bring the nation who was sinning into a baptism of repentance. They repented knowing that a Solar Eclipse means national judgement. John who was baptizing has the same Hebrew lettering as DOVE and as JONAH. They all have Yud, Waw, and Final Nun –YON.
Now, today, our beautiful land of the USA having just experienced a Total Solar Eclipse to open the season of prophetic repentance is so lovingly being admonished by our Heavenly Father to know a baptism of national repentance. May we obey and may the judgement be thwarted for us. This year is so prophetic for us in the USA -the way the Holy Days Moedim that our Father designed for us to know are happening. We are a type of Promised Land as I shared briefly in the last newsletter.
The Solar Eclipse happened before the Month of ELUL began which started the 40 days of TESHUVA REPENTANCE. This takes us to September 22ish when we celebrate YOM TERUAH DAY OF TRUMPET BLOWING. That takes us into September 23 on which from my understanding the events of Revelation 12 are lining up on and haven’t done so since the Creation. Then we go into September 30th the HOLIEST DAY OF THE YEAR- YOM KIPPUR- DAY OF ATONEMENT – on a High Shabbat, Sabbath Day, when we listen to the names of those being read from the BOOK OF LIFE. It is on this day at the culmination of the 40 days of repentance that the story of Jonah is read. Then we look forward to Sukkoth, Tabernacles October 6th– 13th.
THE ARMOR OF THE MOST HIGH
IS THE SONG OF THE MOST HIGH!
SO SING IT TO BE ARMORED BY HIM!
BE A WARSHIP!
FOCUSED ON THE HEAVENLY BATTLE-
FOR THE SALVATION OF OUR NATION.
PS. The gematria of YON is 66. There are 66 books of the Bible. It means revelation of God’s Word. The numerical value is 3 which means complete-fulfillment of God’s plans. Jonah was in the belly of the whale for 3 days as Messiah was in the earth for 3 days. We see here in the word for Dove – YON – the gematria and numerical value of the Hebrew letters show the work of the Holy Spirit who is represented as the Dove bringing revelation and showing the fulfillment! How eloquently put forth in this season of the sign of Jonah.
Love, Leslie Ann