Shalom-shalom; peace, in the name of Yeshua. This is Crystal Sharp and welcome to the Ancient Scrolls program. January 6, 2019.

What you heard was the sound of the shofar, and the shofar, in ancient Israel, would announce specific movements according to specific sounds being uttered. Then 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

Let us go to prayer:

Father,

We thank You for being God, for being the King of the Universe, king over heaven and king over the earth. The earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof; the world and those who dwell therein. Psalm 24

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.

We confess the sins of this nations before You, Father: the murder of the unborn, child molestation, child sacrifice, human trafficking, adultery, idolatry, zoophilia—sex with animals, homosexuality, gender confusion, the land is defiled with sexual deviance and perversion, drug addiction, witchcraft, charismatic witchcraft, and greed. We are an undone people, a nation full of vices and hatred. The nation calls evil good and good evil.

We pray for the heroes of faith that are persecuted and martyred in the nations. They experience distress on a daily basis: hunger, torture and death. They are Your true children of faith.

We pray for president Trump as usual. We pray life over him, that Your Spirit of wisdom, knowledge and understanding would permeate him. We pray that he would be a seeker of You, of Your righteousness and justice. We pray he will not seek to divide Israel. We ask that he be protected, his wife, children and grandchildren. We look to You, Father, to deliver us because man does not possess the ability to save us. Father, You are the only solution to our many problems. Our problems increase every day.

We pray for Israel’s protection as the nations are conspiring to annihilate them. We pray that You give hidden strategies to them to overcome their enemies. We ask that every plan of the enemy will be exposed. There is coming a day when Israel will receive Yeshua as their King. We pray Yeshua will come quickly because the earth is full of violence. Deliver us, Father. In Yeshua’s name, Amen.

So let’s go over some news events for this program. The stock market has been gradually depreciating, and this is a pattern the nation saw in the latter part of the 1920’s. It gave out gasps until the final collapse on October 29, 1929. It has lost 4,000 points since the results of the November congress and senate elections.

The new Congress was inaugurated on the 3rd of January, and we will find that so many of the freedoms we once enjoyed under the Constitution will be conveniently and effectively banned as the system, the spirit, of the anti-christ takes control through the laws of this nation. The word in Daniel 7: 25 is clear that the antichrist will seek to change laws and times, it says: He shall speak pompous words against the Most High, and shall intend to change times and law, and then the saints shall be given into his hand for a time, times and half a time.

The Father has told us that persecution is at the door, and His judgments will become more painful across the globe as time progresses. The stock market is going to crash. We are looking for an outpouring of His Spirit and the tent pegs of His tent will be extended out to accommodate those who will experience the reality the nation has failed them; natural disasters will increase. I know hearing this is difficult for the flesh to comprehend, but I am required to give truth as the Father tells me. The word is being fulfilled every day.

But I must move on

Today we are going to go over a few more things concerning the red heifer and finish it out and if we have the time we will go over the altar and Revelation 11.

For a few programs we have been going over some events in Israel that look like indicators for the soon return of Yeshua. Certain passages in the Word have to be fulfilled before the return of Yeshua and the greatest indicator was their having to become a nation in spite of having been exiled and scattered among the nations. Then east Jerusalem was taken from the Arabs and annexed to west Jerusalem. Jerusalem was then made the capital of Israel in December 2017.

In 2018 there were a couple of significant events: one was the birth of the red heifer in September, a few days before Yom Teruah/Rosh haShannah and three months later in December, the replica of the Temple Mount altar was dedicated on the last day of Hanukkah. This caused ripples throughout the Christian community and the world.

The red heifer is now four months old and so far has held its status of being certified blemish free by the board of rabbis.

In the ancient past Israel required the ashes of the red heifer to cleanse the Temple Mount, Tabernacle, the vessels, the altar and the priests from any sort of contamination as result of having come in contact with the dead.

Some five years ago, my friend, Rita, had gone to the Temple Institute in Israel, and she was told that all the essential elements necessary for the functioning of the altar and the tabernacle is completed. All the vessels, the Menorah, the furniture, the ephod, the garments, their head dresses, the tabernacle can be erected in 7 days, the cohen or priests are being trained, they have a high priest, and they have an altar. They lack the temple mount and red heifer.  

As I mentioned earlier, it would be most significant if the red calf that is eligible right now would maintain its status. The Mishnah states that the red heifer cannot be less than three years old to be slaughtered and not older than five years of age according to Rabbi Meir. In two years, the year 2021, it will be old enough to slaughter and its ashes used for the purification of all the materials used in the cult service. If not in the year 2021, then it cannot be slaughtered no later than the year 2022 or 2023.

The next sh’mita cycle begins on September 7, 2021. Sh’mita is the law of release that the Lord instituted at Mount Sinai some 3500 years. The cycle of the Lord is the cycle of 7 years. The land was to rest in the 7th year for a year so that it could be restored, and debts were cancelled as well. Deuteronomy 15:1-2 and Leviticus 25. A new president will be inaugurated in office in 2021. This next sh’mita cycle will be an interesting one. The Red

If the red heifer maintains its status, the only thing left is the Temple Mount. The Temple Mount is under the administration of the Muslim Wagf, so the Jews are mostly prohibited to ascend to the Mount. Hours of visitation are given at the Muslims discretion. Once on the Mount, the Jews are prohibited to pray. This is been a source of contention for many years between the Jews and the Muslims. Muslims have their mosque The Dome of the Rock situated near to the where the former Temple stood. They thought they were building it on the exact place where the Temple stood before.

As long as the Muslims have administrative rights to the Temple Mount, there will not be any religious rituals or ceremony performed  there. There are two possibilities for Israel to obtain complete oversight of the Temple Mount: through war or to pass a resolution. We shall see.

The Temple Mount holds tremendous religious, historical, and traditional value to the Jews, and is the strategic place on where to place the Lord’s table—His altar. According to their traditions, the altar is to be placed on the exact spot from which the earth to create Adam was taken and where he later offered sacrifices to G-d, as did Cain and Abel. Noah is said to have sacrificed on the Temple and Abraham built the altar there to sacrifice Isaac. (Mishnah Torah, Hilcot Beit Habechirah 2.1) The altar’s location is so essential that when they built the Second Temple, they needed three prophets to vouch for the location they had planned.  (Chabad.org; Why Haven’t Jews Rebuilt the Temple?)

For years Israel has been a source of contention in the world, then it was Jerusalem; and in the future, the altar and Temple Mount will be a source of contention.

It has already begun with the dedication of the practice altar at Hanukkah last month.

What does the altar mean to the LORD? This is how I learned it from Rabbi Judah. The Tabernacle or Temple is God’s house, and the altar is His table. The Lord desired daily a morning and evening sacrifice of a lamb along with meal offering and a wine libation. So, here you see the elements of meat, bread and wine on His table, and this shows His hospitality; and He invites man to come and join Him at His table, to bring Your offerings.

The Altar is a symbol of the world, and the world belongs to God. The Altar is built with stones that have not cut by man, no metal being laid to it to fashion it. The ancient thought is that God made the stones to be used on the altar and everything that touches the stone and therefore this extends to the whole world, and all the world belongs to the Creator God.

The altar has four posts, one on each corner—4 always has reference to all that is created. It was the fourth day in Genesis that saw all the material creation finished. All the earth needed was to be replenished by creatures for the land and sea and mankind. Four also represents north, south, east and west. The four posts on the altar are called horns by the Jews. Horns represent strength, authority and power.

The message is concerning the altar is that it is the symbol of God owning the earth, the world. Revelation 6:9, When He opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain for the Word of God and for the testimony they held (these held Yeshua as their testimony, plus the Torah).

So you see this sense of ownership of the world, because His people everywhere are going to be slaughtered. I used to think the altar represented just Israel, but it does not—it represents the four corners of the world.

Now, it takes 7 days to establish the altar which consists of a bull and a goat every day. Then on the 8th day the daily sacrifices begin and as it continues the altar will be recognized by God as the place to meet with man. When a priest comes near the altar he begins the proclamation from Psalm 24: the earth is the LORD’s and the fullness thereof; the world and those who dwell therein. This Psalm proclaims God as the sovereign over the earth.

This will be the source of contention to the enemy. Israel will use this, the altar, to worship God, to adore Him, to acknowledge His sovereignty over the earth. This will be extremely irritating and annoying to the enemy, to see people worshiping God as sovereign. He will take direct issue with God concerning this. The Arabs will be upset because it will be an insult to their moon god to declare YHWH as sovereign, the apostate Christians will be horrified, the godless nations will be upset because Israel will be declaring there is a God. So what is the enemy to do? Get all the nations –the UN– to declare war against God. The antichrist will terminate, he will cause to cease the offerings to the LORD on the altar. This will begin the great tribulation.

Let’s take a look at Revelation 11 and then we will close the program. The chapter begins: 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 outside 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.

After this the two witnesses are killed by the antichrist, after three days the two witnesses are resurrected and an earthquake destroys a tenth of the city. This would be the second woe and then the 7th angel sounds making the announcement that the kingdoms of this world have become the kingdoms of God and His Son.

So John is given a reed to measure the temple of G-d, the altar and those who worship there. The act of measuring indicates a separation between the portion which God recognizes: the temple, the altar and the worshipers (the worshipers are the first court the priests, the second court would be the area where men could enter which includes the altar, the third court is the court of women where they worshiped God, and finally the fourth court is the area of the Gentiles, and the portion He rejects which are the Gentiles.

This area is being measured and symbolizes God’s interest in the Jewish people. The area is set for measurement because it is God’s will to begin the process of claiming what is His.

It is like the Temple Mount returns back to its former role as a threshing floor from which it came when King David purchased it from Ornan the Jebusite. I Chronicles 21 gives the history on this threshing floor becoming the area for the structure of altar and the Temple of God during King Solomon’s reign.

This measuring here in Revelation 11 is the preparation for the setting up of the altar. Once the Temple Mount is measured for the Tabernacle or Temple, the cornerstone will be laid and the altar measured for its construction, or assembling there. Once that is accomplished the Red Heifer will be slaughtered and everything purified.

This is God’s will because it is the program on which to begin the process of claiming what is His, that is for the new millennium, and this is His method of doing it even though the gentile Christians, those who are not really in covenant with Yeshua, they are the tares in church, or the apostate Christians prefer telling God on how to conduct the process.  But God has already written His Word on the manner, the procedure, on how to usher in the new millennium. He is doing His way and the apostates and the godless nations will help the antichrist fight God on His owning the world.

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.

 

The false prophets of Baal last month went into a rabid frenzy over the practice altar being dedicated. There was this  was expecting them to begin cutting themselves, and get expected them to begin cutting themselves like the false prophets on Mount Carmel

Joel 1:6 begins with a prophecy concerning a nation coming against His land. The nation is told to lament because the grain offering and the drink offering had been cut off from the house of the Lord: the priests mourn, who minister to the LORD. Gird yourselves and lament, you priests; wail you who minister to my G-d; for the grain offering and the drink offering are withheld from the house of your G-d. Consecrate a fast; call a sacred assembly; gather the elders and all the inhabitants of the land into the house of the LORD your G-d, and cry out to the LORD.  Alas for the day! For the day of the LORD is at hand; It shall come as destruction from the Almighty.

 

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.