Solar Eclipse August 21, 2017- Av 29, 5777
I am excited that we recently witnessed the tetrad of blood lunar eclipses on consecutive Pesach- Passovers and Sukkoth- Tabernacles in 2014 and 2015 and now we are looking forward to a total solar eclipse on August 21, 2017. Four TOTAL LUNAR ECLIPSES happened on April 15, 2014; October 8, 2014; April 4, 2015 & September 27, 2015
Solar eclipses represent judgement on a nation. Long ago Ninevah experienced a solar eclipse and knew that it indicated judgement. But, YHWH sent his prophet Jonah to them and they repented and judgement was offset until they went wayward into wickedness again 120 years later.
This is exciting for us here in America. Many are pronouncing doom and gloom judgement. But, we as a land of opportunity and promise have been founded solidly upon Biblical principles and have brought His Divine WORD to the nations. In 1776 our country, solely, experienced a solar eclipse across the nation and that is the year we became the United States of America! And now we are expecting Total Solar Eclipse from Oregon through to South Carolina. And then we are expecting another total solar eclipse in seven years on April 8, 2024 from Southern Texas to Maine. (An annular eclipse is set for Oct 24, 2023 from Oregon to Texas which also makes an X.) This marks our country the USA with an X- the ancient symbol of the last letter of the Hebrew Alefbet which represents Mark, Sign, COVENANT.
I believe our Father is marking us as His own!
You can see the maps on the NASA.gov site.
I believe our Creator is wiping out the wickedness of the land and bringing purity to it again! HalleluYHWH!
A spirit of REPENTANCE is going to be felt upon this land and RESTORATION to HIS COVENANT is going to be known.
I believe it is going to start in the prisons.
He is raising up righteous leaders to represent Him in the Earth and we have a significant role in advancing His Kingdom.
In 1492 when the Spanish Jews were expelled from Spain, Christopher Columbus set out to for a new land. Columbus wrote in the upper lefthand corner of his letters to his son Diego a Hebrew blessing using the Hebrew letters Beit Hey -b'ezrat YHWH which means 'with the help of YHWH'- he was Italian Jew! In 1492 under the discretion and direction of Ruach HaQodesh- The Holy Spirit he discovered the Promised Land. The Jewish people now had a new home.
Look at the word Jerusalem- what is in the midst of it? USA! We are a type of Promised Land! We exhibit the qualities of the Promised Land! HalleluYHWH!
Don’t think that God has forgotten us or put us to the side. He loves us and is getting ready to bring His mighty presence to us in an extraordinary way!
There may be and probably will be judgement and degrees of tribulation within our country for the horrible sins we have committed against the unborn and one another; but, I believe, He is cleaning house and we are here to take part and serve Him through this great restoration- through the great revival of sincere repentance we are about to experience.
He is bringing us back to His Ways. Eyes are opening up. Scales are coming off the eyes and ears of those who sincerely are His people. They are hearing Him calling to them as a Lion roaring and calling to the West to return to His ways and His Holy Days. They shall walk after YHWH- יהוה : he shall roar like a lion: when he shall roar, then the children shall tremble from the west. -Hosea 11:10
No longer an unruly calf unaccustomed to the yolk. -Jeremiah 31:18
He is calling us to REMEMBER and OBSERVE. We remember with our minds and we observe with our hands.
Our Father’s mark is upon our foreheads as we remember His Ways and His mark is upon our hand as we observe His Holy Days! He is MARKING US to be HIS people of the COVENANT! HALLELUYHWH!
In Exodus 34 right along within the giving of the tradionally known 10 commandments He calls us- remembering and observing His Holy Days of Pesach- Passover, Habikurrim- Firstfruits, HaMatzoth-Unleavened Bread, Shavuoth- Feast of Weeks - Pentecost, Yom Teruah- Day of Trumpets, Yom HaKippurim- Day of Atonement and Sukkoth- Tabernacles. When we walk in His Holy Set Apart ways then is His Sign, His Seal upon us!!
He is bringing us back full circle so that we may be a blessing as Abraham’s seed to all the earth! Galations 3:28 says we are one in Abraham - we are one new man! There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free man, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Messiah Yahshua.
The Solar Eclipse happens at the end of the 5thBiblical month known as Av. Then the 6th month begins on Rosh Chodesh- the month of ELUL. Elul is a significant month that signals repentance for 40 days to Yom Hakippurim- Day of Atonement, Day of the Covering- the Day the Book of Life is opened wherein those who are covered by the righteous blood of the Lamb of Yahshua HaMashiach and walking in His testimonies look forward to hearing our name written in it.
How amazing that the Solar Eclipse leads into the 40 day season of repentance.
The biblical month that opens after the Solar Eclipse- ELUL אלול - stands for a beautiful acronym- Ani L’Dodi V’Dodi Li – My Beloved is Mine and I am my Beloved’s! –Song of Songs 6:3
HalleluYHWH! As we prepare our heats in Teshuva- repentance, let us look boldly, confidently and humbly to the Father of Lights with Whom there is no shadow of turning!
“When Israel was a child, I loved him, and out of Egypt I called my son. But the more they were called, the more they went away from me. They sacrificed to the Baals and they burned incense to images. It was I who taught Ephraim to walk, taking them by the arms; but they did not realize it was I who healed them. I led them with cords of human kindness, with ties of love. To them I was like one who lifts a little child to the cheek, and I bent down to feed them. “Will they not return to Egypt and will not Assyria rule over them because they refuse to repent? A sword will flash in their cities; it will devour their false prophets and put an end to their plans. My people are determined to turn from me. Even though they call me God Most High, I will by no means exalt them. “How can I give you up, Ephraim? How can I hand you over, Israel? How can I treat you like Admah? How can I make you like Zeboyim? My heart is changed within me; all my compassion is aroused. I will not carry out my fierce anger, nor will I devastate Ephraim again. For I am God, and not a man—the Holy One among you. I will not come against their cities. They will follow YHWH; he will roar like a lion. When he roars, his children will come trembling from the west. They will come from Egypt, trembling like sparrows, from Assyria, fluttering like doves. I will settle them in their homes,” declares יהוה. Ephraim has surrounded me with lies, Israel with deceit. And Judah is unruly against God, even against the faithful Holy One.-Hosea 11 (KJV)
Read all the way through to Hosea 14:9 which says, Who is wise? Let them realize these things. Who is discerning? Let them understand.
The ways of יהוה are right; the righteous walk in them, but the rebellious stumble in them.
This shabbat is Shabbat Nachamu- Sabbath of Comforting and is the first of seven Sabbaths before Yom Teruah- Day of Trumpets.
Today my fourth youngest son Daniel was honored to attend Student Ambassador Training for his school to help the incoming younger students. And my youngest son Timothy turns three years old in almost two weeks. He is near 400 books read in the 1000 books before Kindegarten program. Today he attended a VBS at Emmaus church where I was invited to teach Hebrew and share in song four years ago. I asked him what was his favorite part of the day. He was genuinely laughing about it and in his two year old grammar answered me, "My brother (He calls all boys his brothers- how we can learn from this!) said, 'There is a baby in our class!' but I said, 'I am a real big boy!'" Real big boy means not a baby! I laughed along with him and admired his recalling the whole event. I had heard the little boy who was probably a year older say that, but since he was further up in the line of children walking to the classroom, I didn't hear Timothy's blessed reply.
And guess what the theme this week is at his VBS that we were invited to?
How appropriate for this very season!
Love and Hugs, Leslie Ann