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If you have entered into covenant with the Almighty through the instructions (Torah) in his word, you have received of his Spirit. That Spirit is known in Scripture as the Spirit of Truth. He is God and he promises to lead us into ALL truth. If you haven't or do not know what God's covenant in the blood of Messiah is all about, we will gladly share those instructions with you so that as many of us as possible can prepare for the coming time of great trouble. There is true hope in these times, and it is all in knowing what YHVH has to say about all that is happening in the present-day world. We invite you to fellowship with us.
Francisco & Rosa Luna
A New Generation
"In Those Days"
(Jer. 50:4) In those days, and in that time, saith YHWH, the children of Israel shall come, they and the children of Judah together, going and weeping: they shall go, and seek YHWH their Eloheinu.
Century upon century and millennium upon millennium have passed, and the words of the Prophets, whose very same words provided the Apostles the precepts with which to establish a foundation, have been witnessing to us of "those days."
As I observe the world around us, I see that there is much concern from all walks of life for the adverse conditions that exist and those that are just now surfacing. The unbelieving world sees the natural aspects of the problem; and seeks ways to combat or restrain the erosion of the planet's systems that sustain life. It has felt the frustration and helplessness of watching its financial system bottom out, creating a major breakdown of the supply and demand chain, and resulting in unrest, joblessness; a lack of consumer confidence, continuously fluctuating markets, and a sense of undeniable fear that has people living a life of total uncertainty. From another perspective, the world teeters on the edge of another World War more closely than ever before. There is no doubt that there are those who are poised and willing destroy even their own lives to do all they can to achieve world dominion. A flood of hate has been unleashed from the dragon that comes in the form of words. These words incite to violence and destruction on many fronts and through many ideologies, but they all move toward the same goal; the fulfillment of "those days."
Crime runs rampant. Corruption has become the norm in high places. Across the entire globe, homosexuality is being forced into the mainstream of society and abortion and promiscuity are the theme of the television shows that this country exports via satellite to all parts of the world. Not to be outdone, other countries are competing for the "marketplace" by producing and exporting their own filth. The only ones keeping their corruption out of it are those countries whose hypocritical governments hide it behind a wall of secrecy and try to keep the rest of the world from knowing that their self-righteous attempts at presenting a "whitewashed" front include not addressing the bride burnings, raping of women by fathers, brothers, and so-called clergy within their religions. Racial hatred, serial murder, and a lack of justice are the order of the day. These are just a few of the factors that are smoldering just below the surface like a powder keg just waiting for the fuse to reach it. The strain of all the factors is beginning to show cracks in the system of man begun through disobedience. The world senses that something is coming, but cannot see through its darkness that it is hurtling at breakneck speed toward an unavoidable head-on collision with "those days."
"And in that time" YHWH has said, Israel and Judah TOGETHER shall seek YHWH with weeping.
My heart, inquisitive because of the Spirit that lives within it by grace, asks, "What will make Israel and Judah give up the things that divide them and decide to seek YHWH as one?" The present day paradigm of belief, as splintered and confused as it is, will not allow for this to occur now, because for many, it is more important to prove their own point than to listen or admit error; even when confronted with the evidence from the Holy Writings. "Spiritual Pride" hinders many who have no idea what is coming or of how it will affect what is today in such a horrific manner, that all pride and haughtiness will disappear along with many who were too proud to listen; and too stubborn to repent. This is not about those who reject God and His Word. This is about some who claim to believe, but want to believe according to their own concupiscence rather than according to the righteousness of the One Faith once delivered to the saints! Regardless of what the person calls him or herself, or what the name of his or her group is; self-righteousness always produces the same character traits of pride, haughtiness, unwillingness to learn, a desire to pound others into submission by using God as a club, and the need to defame and accuse anyone who does not agree with them. The rise of technology has provided us with an excellent platform for discovery of facts that align themselves with the truth of Scripture. Electronic aids now help us dissect and understand words in languages we do not speak because the information is at our fingertips. Careful use of the tools helps us follow the leading of the living YHWH, who indwells us, through the Written Word of Truth. We are beyond having to rely on any man's theory for our understanding.
However, the flood that has poured out of the dragon's mouth contains not only hate, but all manner of deceit as well. Many in their presumption are carried away of the flood into contrariness, lack of respect for the Word of God, and downright blasphemy because they are lovers of self more than lovers of YHWH. Unfortunately, the very medium that allows us to rediscover the facts of this faith and the historical truths that align themselves with it, also makes it possible for the enemy to disseminate not only his filth and debauchery, but also his misinformation and twisted logic. And that is where most people who dislike the word theology have their real problem. To them, theology is a set of theories put forth by men about God. Granted, even from before the coming of Messiah; that was the case with most forms of theology. However, theology, in its proper reference, means "The Logic of God." Something logical is anything in proper sequence. The precepts of YHWH's word, when in proper sequence, form the Logic of God known as the "One Faith." Is it not written, "YHWH is not the Author of confusion?" Then His precepts must of necessity align perfectly one with another "line upon line; precept upon precept." The way things are now, someone must be wrong, but it is not YHWH! We are experiencing "spiritual gridlock" because of false prophets and people who assume a role not assigned to them by the Author of the faith. They forget how the Spirit warns us against doing so when He says, "Let not many of you make yourselves teachers, knowing that we who teach will receive greater condemnation." Why, because we teach? No, because we made ourselves teachers without being called to be such. We need to know that every one of the ministries that Yahsh˙a gave as gifts to those He chose to prepare the saints for the work of the ministry is unique in its purpose. One does not choose for him or herself the calling. One is called, prepared, and approved exclusively by the Holy Spirit for the work that one is to perform. Or, is it not written, "Humble yourselves under the mighty hand of YHWH; that He may exalt you in DUE time?" We serve a living God. Let us honor and worship Him in Spirit and in Truth! This is "That Time" and it is time to raise a standard against the flood. That standard is TRUTH! Truth is absolute!
(Jer. 50:5) "They shall ask the way to Zion, with faces turned toward it, saying, 'Come, let us join ourselves to YHWH in an everlasting covenant that will never be forgotten.'
"They shall ask the way to Zion" because they do not know it, but they have turned their faces toward it because they understand that they must go there. And what is the reason that they seek to go to Zion? They are going to join themselves (become one with, be in, be indwelt by) to YHWH. How will they do that? By entering into an everlasting Covenant with Him that will never be forgotten. That is the Covenant in Messiah's blood! If the Testator died and rose again to live forever, then His Covenant is an everlasting Covenant!
(Heb 13:8) "Yahsh˙a HaMashiach is the same yesterday and today and forever."
And what does this Covenant say about those who have entered into it?
"But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living YHWH, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to innumerable angels in festal gathering, and to the assembly of the firstborn who are enrolled in heaven, and to YHWH, the judge of all, and to the spirits of the righteous made perfect, and to Yahsh˙a, the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood that speaks a better word than the blood of Abel. See that you do not refuse him who is speaking. For if they did not escape when they refused him who warned them on earth, much less will we escape if we reject him who warns from heaven."
HalleluYAH! If you have obeyed the terms of this covenant and you are born again of His Spirit, you can feel the power of the holy ground upon which you stand coursing through your whole being. Your shoes and filthy rags that represent your righteousness have come off and you are wearing a robe of righteousness named Yahsh˙a. Your feet are shod with the Good News. There is a flutter of wings of myriads of angels who are in full celebration because you are here. You are standing in Mount Zion. You have come to the Heavenly Jerusalem. You are now among the assembly of those who are enrolled in Heaven as the firstborn of YHWH. You stand in the presence of YHWH in full and complete acceptance by the blood that speaks better than Abel's. You are surrounded by the spirits of those righteous human beings who were made perfect. There is now a direct connection between earth and heaven. The Spirit of Him who is in heaven is in His people on earth and the authority of the kingdom is in their mouths. This is who YHWH says we are and let all those who cannot or will not believe it repent from their unbelief or take their chances outside of the kingdom. We have entered his rest and He is our Shabbat!
(Jer. 50:6) "My people have been lost sheep. Their shepherds have led them astray, turning them away on the mountains. From mountain to hill they have gone. They have forgotten their fold."
I also asked, "Why did they not know the way?" They got lost by following shepherds that led them astray. They were supposed to lead to a high place, but instead, these false shepherds led them to a lower place. They went from a mountain to a hill. Their fold has been in Mount Zion since the establishment of the New Covenant, but these false shepherds lead them everywhere but there. They led them backwards into self-righteousness and others lead them to the hills of Greece and Rome. They made them forget their true fold. The penchant for self-righteousness of these "shepherds" has been the reason Israel & Judah are not completely in Zion yet. These shepherds have refused to believe the good news of YHWH's gift of righteousness and have sought to establish their own. Where will these faithless shepherds appear in the judgment?
Oh, but YHWH's righteousness is about to shine forth from Zion. The new generation with a hunger for His righteousness is now awakening. They are born in a moment and they know who they are. They come forth with power because they are imbued with it from their birth. They understand quickly and easily assimilate truth. They do not come to qualify; they come fully qualified, accepted and they come quickly. Their weapons are mighty in YHWH and the secrets of the kingdom are theirs. They are heirs and joint heirs with Messiah. They are ONE in faith and knowledge! And the word of truth that the Ruach gave to a holy one will now come to pass:
(Rom 11:26, 27) And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob: For this is my covenant unto them, when I shall take away their sins.
Blessed be YHWH, the Mighty One of Israel; and Blessed be the Israel of YHWH!
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