Shalom-shalom; peace in the name of Yeshua. This is Crystal Sharpe and welcome to the Ancient Scrolls program.
What you heard was the sound of the shofar, and the shofar always announced a movement. At the movement of the Ark of the Covenant, Moses would shout: “Rise up, O LORD! Let Your enemies be scattered, and let those who hate You flee before You.”
Shema, O America, the Lord our God, the Lord is One. The first commandment is to love the Lord Your God with all Your heart, with all Your soul and with all Your strength. Deuteronomy 6:4
We thank You that You are the King of the Universe. You are the King of heaven and earth. The earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof; the world and those who dwell therein.
We bless You, Almighty King of Hosts! Your Name is above every name and situation. Psalm 138
I will praise You with my whole heart; before the gods I will sing praises to You. I will worship toward Your holy temple. And praise Your name for Your lovingkindness and Your truth; for You have magnified Your word above all Your name. Though I walk in the midst of trouble, You will revive me; You will stretch out Your hand against the wrath of my enemies and Your right hand will save me, The LORD will perfect that which concerns me; Your mercy. O LORD, endures forever; do not forsake the works of Your hands.
I ask that You cleanse me from all unrighteousness that my prayers may not be hindered. We continually ask that Your righteousness and justice will prevail over the deep darkness of this nation.
There is a strong delusion that is upon this nation because it has lost its love for Your truth. We pray that the darkness will be pushed back; the principalities, powers, rulers of the darkness and spiritual wickedness in high places.
I want to thank You, Father, that a reporter covered the story of children used for sex trafficking, not just in this state—but the nations. I thank You, for the other brave journalist that reported 57 priests having molested children. Our churches are full of the depths of hell, and there is no contrition from the Catholic Church for what has been done to these children. The only thing I hear is a lot of deceptive language that says nothing at all. I see no repentance or remorse.
The churches look more like those five churches in Revelation. The message from Yeshua to them 2000 years ago was to repent. Father, we are an undone people addicted to our lusts! We are addicted to food offered to idols! We are addicted to the false prophetess Jezebel. Help us to repent of it, to turn our minds and our bodies from food offered to idols and our sexual sins.
Return Your pure Word to the pulpits, remove from Your churches the stain of its sexual sins, its hatred of each other, its gross negligence of the poor and the widowed among their own pews, the prideful ambitions to be recognized with titles, and to sit in the upper most seats in the assemblies and conferences. There must be leaders but there must not be pride and self-promotion.
We pray for President Trump, and his protection. We pray that You would release to him Your Spirit of knowledge, understanding, wisdom, might, counsel and the fear of the Lord. We pray that he would receive a revelation of You.
We pray for Israel. Israel is the heart of the world, all the eyes of the nations are on Israel; they conspire to destroy the apple of Your eye which is an indirect way to attack You. We ask that You reveal Your hidden strategies to Israel. We thank You, that Israel will eventually accept Your only begotten Son, Yeshua.
We pray all these things in the name of Yeshua who paid a great price for us. Amen.
Some months back the Father commissioned us to announce that we are in the end days. We continue to bring forth messages that will prepare the remnant for Yeshua’s soon return.
Today we are going to focus on some events in Israel that may show us how close we are in the timing of His return. The coming of Yeshua after all, centers on events in Israel. This week what I have been seeing are some indicators that Israel is advancing more into those prophetic markers established by the Word.
Israel becoming a nation set the world on a timer of sorts that the end of this age or the end of days had begun. Israel became a nation on May 14, 1948 in Tel Aviv, Jewish Chairman David Ben-Gurion proclaims the State of Israel, establishing the first Jewish state in 2000 years. The Romans had dispersed the Jews in the nations in 70AD at the destruction of Jerusalem and the Beit haMikdash which is Hebrew for the Second Temple.
After centuries of persecution and pogroms, there was a Zionist movement that was established in the late 19th century in the Russian Empire. There was an influential political pamphlet called “The Jewish State” which argued that the establishment of a Jewish State was the only way of protecting Jews from anti-Semitisim. These were the first steps for Israel to become a nation and to begin their prophetic journey.
There was a collapse of the Ottoman Empire during WWI and Britain took over Palestine and they in 1917 issued the Balfour Declaration which declared its intent to establish a Jewish homeland in Palestine. The League of Nations authorized it in 1922. The Arabs and Jews openly fought each other. The United Nations in November 1947 voted to partition Palestine. The Palestinian Arabs along with their Arab neighbors fought for control of all of Palestine. By May 14, 1948 the Jews had secured full control of their UN allocated share of Palestine and some Arab territory as well. It was this day that the Brits withdrew and the state of Israel was proclaimed. The next day forces from Egypt, Transjordan, Syria, Lebanon and Iraq invaded Israel and lost. From this came a peace agreement.
Egypt provoked Israel by closing the Straits of Tiran to their shipping in early part of 1967 and mobilized its forces along the border. On June 5, 1967 Israel performed some preemptive military airstrikes that destroyed Egypt’s airfields. After other strategic military maneuvers Israel had won this battle and gained east Jerusalem which they annexed to west Jerusalem.
It was necessary for Israel to regain Jerusalem for this is the place where Yeshua upon His return would enter the city through the east gate. This is the second step.
The third step was to make Jerusalem the capital of Israel and that was done by President Trump on December 6, 2017.
Following this on July 18, 2018 Israel passed a bill where they would possess the right for self-determination. I will name a few items on this bill that I thought were important:
- Land of Israel belongs to the Jewish people only (it was two states before belonging to Jews and Arabs)
- Israelis must work to complete ingathering the exiles. This is a prophetic term pertaining to the end of the age when the dispersed Israelites would return to the land, further more, the law makes official Israel’s connection to the Diaspora
- Jerusalem is the undivided capital of Israel
- Jewish settlement of the Holy Land is now a national value and will be officially encouraged by the government further bringing Israel back on track for God’s prophetic program of Israelites possessing the land
- The changed the official name of Israel from “State of Israel’’ to just Israel.
These laws were passed without the sanction of the UN. They thundered with boycotts and sanctions against Israel. The Arabs still being pawns of course by Satan and their brothers in religion created havoc and mayhem on the border. So it has taken years for them to come this far. 2000 years to be established by the League of Nations 1947. Another 20 years to capture Jerusalem 1967. 50 years later Jerusalem is declared the Capital of Israel. It has taken years, it has been a slow process, but the scripture is being fulfilled even though the Jew hating-God hating scoffers said it would never happen. Over a billion voices in the world were not able to stop what the Word said would happen. All the hatred from the Arabs, all their military strategies, all their support from the nations failed them.
I am saying if God be for you, who can be against you. Who would have thought against such odds that Israel would continue to exist? God spits in the devil’s eyes.
The fifth step is to regain the Temple Mount. The Temple Mount is a plateau area in Jerusalem where the Arab Dome of the Rock sits. It is the place where Herod’s Temple existed. The Jews have sovereignty over the mount but is administered by the Muslim Waqf (religious trust). People are allowed to visit the mount, but are not allowed to pray to God. It is a source of contention at times with the Muslims murdering security personnel there.
My opinion is that eventually Israel will take complete control of the Temple Mount (either by laws or by force—both maybe), and the Arabs will not prevent the Jews from occupying it as they please. It is riveting what is going on Israel. At times it has been slow motion activity there in the Middle East; because God has had to deal with nations, leaders, there were some who had to die and get out of the way in order for Israel to fulfill scriptures. But now what is going on is very provocative. It appears that there is this speed up of events.
The sixth step is performing the daily sacrifices to the Lord, because in Daniel 11, speaks of the daily sacrifices being taken away and this antichrist would place there the abomination of desolation. This would be involving the UN, the nations, the God-hating nations. Some would say that Daniel 11 was fulfilled with Antiochus epiphanies and the Maccabee revolt, but the word is alive, He honors His word above His name and scriptures can be fulfilled multiple times.
This week I had received several emails from rabbis in Israel that are just intriguing in light of the scriptures. One such email contained a message that “the Sanhedrin called out to the 70 nations to join in the consecration of the altar for the Third temple. A full dress reenactment of the daily sacrifice was held and a representative of a South American nation who attended was the recipient of a miraculous fulfillment of the Messianic promise of the ingathering of the exiles. (Remember the bill that was passed on July 2018 concerning the ingathering of the exiles!) This south american representative was a christian from Guatemala, Mario Adolfo Flores, whose grandmother was Jewish. The rabbis of the Sanhedrin helped dress him with the tefillin which is a commandment of the highest order. This is a highly unusual order, number one, the guy was a Christian, and it is not permissible for gentiles to wear the tefillin that houses the name of God.
After months of intensive study, the Sanhedrin ordered a stone altar built, scheduling its dedication to take place on the last day of Hanukkah just outside of the walls of the Old City in Jerusalem.
The square altar is nine feet square and five feet high and is constructed of aerated concrete. The material was ruled to be fit for use in the Temple.” The altar is said to weigh some four and half tons. The article went on to say the sacrifice for the altar was done at another location, and the pieces transported to the altar to be consumed.
Get this: they have a high priest, Rabbi Baruch Kahane, and he instructed the other priests in their altar functions. Their functions are allotted by lots.
Now from the rest of the article it seems this altar can be disassembled and and reassembled at a moment’s notice should the need arise. Some are saying it would take something like 15 minutes to assemble. I never would have thought I would see this happening in my life time.
Then I got an email from Rabbi Tuly Weisz who established Israel365, and is a news publisher of “Breaking Israel News” has planned to create a royal crown that will be presented to Yeshua, the Messiah-King, upon His arrival in Jerusalem. People of understanding know we are in the end days and the preparations for the King are being made already. This is profound what we are seeing in Israel.
The altar being finished and the reenactment of the sacrifices there is huge news. The altar represents the world.
Let’s read the fifth seal. When Yeshua opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain for the Word of God (torah), and for the testimony (this testimony is Yeshua) which they held.
And they cried with a loud voice, saying: How long, O Lord, holy and true, until You judge and avenge our blood on those who dwell on the earth
Then a white robe was given to each of them; and it was said to them that they should rest a little while longer, until both the number of their fellow servants and their brethren, who would be killed as they were, was completed.
The altar represents the world, every corner has a horn, four horns encompass the entire four corners of the world.
When the priest stands at the altar he quotes Psalm 24:
The earth is the Lord’s and all its fullness, the world and those who dwell therein.
At the beginning of every program I quote this verse.
I am going to end the program. Rico Cortes will sing the Aaronic blessing in Hebrew from Numbers 6:24-26.
If it is God’s will I will be here next program. Remember to walk by faith and not by sight. Do two things this week: love and forgive. Ask God to cleanse you from all unrighteousness every day. Keep your spiritual garments clean from wrinkles, spots and blemishes. Love God, love your neighbor.
I am going to have to end the program here soon. Revelation 11
Then I was given a reed like a measuring rod. And the angel stood, saying, “Rise and measure the temple of God, the altar, and those who worship there.
But leave out the court which is ouside the temple, and do not measure it, for it has been given to the Gentiles. And they will tread the holy city underfoot for forty-two months.
And I will give power to my two witnesses, and they will prophesy one thousand two hundred and sixty days, clothed in sackcloth. (this 31/2 years)
Some years ago, my memory fails me on the timing, but a replica of the temple altar was created. Then stones were gathered and numbered for the production of the altar that will be used for sacrifices. Well, the last day of Chanukkah that altar was dedicated.
This week I had received several emails from rabbis in Israel that are just intriguing in light of the scriptures.
One such email contained a message that the
The daily sacrifice consisted of a morning and evening offering of a lamb, a meal offering, and libation of wine.
srael had been a no nation since being taken captive by Babylon. They had been under the rule of several nations: Babylon, Persia, Greece and the Romans. But in the 20th century a strange event occurred and Israel became a nation. There are nations/people who are still spitting out resentment and anger that the Lord allowed this to happen.
Several weeks ago, I received a couple of emails from a couple of rabbis in Israel. These emails came at different times but had the same message of their anticipation of the war of Gog and Magog. Apparently there was a prophetic conference in Israel where rabbis and teachers of the Word met to discuss those passages in Ezekiel concerning the war of Gog. They understand this war to occur before the coming of Messiah. It would be the one event to usher in the kingdom of Messiah. I am talking about the new millennium. There appears to be this stirring of excitement that in their generation they are going to see the coming of Messiah.
I admit to having some limited knowledge concerning Gog. In any church I had attended, I cannot recall anyone ever teaching on Gog.
Because these rabbis possessed a certain amount excitement of Yeshua’s soon coming I thought it may be the time to begin to familiarize ourselves with those passages connected to it.
The first time some ten years ago I read about Gog was in the Book of Revelation chapter 20 which begins: Now when the thousand years have expired, Satan, will be released from his prison 8. and will go out to deceive the nations which are in the four corners of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them to battle, whose number is as the sand of the sea. They went up on the breadth of the earth and surrounded the camp of the saints and the beloved city, And fire came down from God out of heaven and devoured them. 10. The devil, who deceived them, was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone where the beast and the false prophet are. And they will be torment day and night forever and ever.
This was my introduction to Gog, and I thought for me to understand it more fully I would have to understand it from the historical writings of the books of the Bible. So I
Usually what I do is give a historical background from several sources so that it will put some flesh on the teaching; it will have some roots
This time today, on this program we are going to teach on it some, and I will teach it from a Jewish perspective, because after all, Israel has had the Word since the Covenant given at Mt Sinai. There were Gentiles who would submitcalled the God-fearers that would show up.
The Word was given to them first.