Dispelling Superstitions and Myths

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Torah Portion SHELACH – Bamidbar (Numbers) 13:1-15:41

A lying tongue hates those who are crushed by it. Proverbs 26:28a

Shabbat shalom dearly beloved!

A MYTH is a widely held but false belief or idea.

The Merriam-Webster dictionary describes it as follows:

An idea or story that is believed by many people but that is not true.

It is amazing how many people believe all kinds of myths and fables. These beliefs are destructive and they can dismantle relationships, they are based on FABLES and LEGENDS, on FALSE BELIEFS and FALSE IDEAS. It may be that all of us at one time or another have believed a false rumor or a false report that later on became a full fabled myth, destroying everything in its path.

MASS MURDER

No one takes it from Me, but I lay it down of Myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This command I have received from My Father. John 10:18

HitlerBelieving false stories based on narrow minded interpretations can block people from the path of salvation and it can even cause mass murder like in the case of Hitler’s extermination of Jews. Many Germans, Christians included believed that the Jews were to blame for the bad economy of Europe during the Second World War. They actually believed that the Jews were like a vermin that needed to be exterminated with rat poison. Most Christians at the time in every nation believed the fabled myth “The Jews killed Christ” so there is no forgiveness for them.

This myth was established by a well- known orator and Christian leader during the 4th Century who spread the destructive lie “All the Jewish People are guilty for killing Christ and for the sin of Deicide (killing God!) there is no expiation possible!” This myth propagated like wild fire and caused the humiliation, persecution, torment and extermination of millions of Jews!

For those who still believe it: 1. The Romans killed the Messiah under Roman orders, the Jews had no jurisdiction to execute the death penalty. 2. We all killed Him since He went to the Cross to pay for all our sins, both Jews and Gentiles. 3. No one killed Him as He Himself said that no one could kill Him and He laid down His life for us. (John 10:18)

HORNS AND A TAIL

I still remember a story my Mom told me when I was a kid. There was a young lady that came from the country -side of Chile to become our maid. When she met my Mom (who was about 1.45 m or less than 5 feet tall), she looked all around her on her backside and on top of her head. My Mom was quite puzzled to know what this young maiden was trying to find in her and asked her, “What are you doing?” The girl in turn said with consternation: “Where is your tail and where are your horns? The priest in the village told us that all you Jews are children of he devil and that you all have horns and a tail like the devil does”. It would be hilarious if it wouldn’t be so tragic and destructive!

BLOCK SALVATION

For I do not desire, brethren, that you should be ignorant of this mystery, lest you should be wise in your own opinion, that blindness in part has happened to Israel until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in. Romans 11:25

YeshuaHowever also many Jews have believed fables about Yeshua the Messiah, thus blocking salvation for them. Stories like Him being “a bastard kid that led a revolution”, to Him being a nice Rabbi that “Gentiles made into a god”, have stopped up the ears of our people for nearly 2 Millennia! The good news is that no Christians were exterminated because of these fables but for sure many Jews have been blinded due to these lies from seeing the Truth about Yeshua born supernaturally of Miriam from the House of David who was a Virgin at the time of His Birth fulfilling Isaiah’s prophecy.

Therefore YHVH Himself will give you a sign: Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and shall call His name Immanuel. Isaiah 7:14

Thus they have not been able to SEE Yeshua the Messiah but rather a distorted image of Him as a historical figure!

HATEFUL LIES

Palestinian AuthoritiesDo not keep silent, O God! For behold, Your enemies make a tumult;And those who hate You have lifted up their head. Psalm 83:1-2

Today there are many myths and fables concocted by the Palestinian Authorities equating Israel to Nazi Germany and Israelis to Nazis. Millions all over the globe believe those lies that are as removed from reality as the East is from the West. The purpose of these lies is the annihilation of Israel.

They have said, “Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation, that the name of Israel may be remembered no more.” Psalm 83: 4

THE TRUTH

But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you. Matthew 5:44

Israel is most probably the only country in the world that takes care of her wounded enemies! Israel has assisted wounded Palestinians, Syrians and Lebanese and treats in her hospitals many of our hostile neighbors!

ArabsThe Arabs inside of Israel are the most prosperous Arabs in all of the Middle East; they live in the most favorable conditions than anywhere else in any Arab country that you could mention! In Judea and Samaria as it was in Gush Katif in Gaza, the Israelis that have settled in our Biblical Land give jobs to potential enemies and they can feed their families. Everywhere else in the Middle East most people are poor with a great rate of unemployment. The only reason why no more jobs are given is because it has become extremely dangerous to hire Muslim/Arab (“Palestinian”) workers as too many terror attacks have come from those living among us!

How do myths and fables develop? Hitler said it and did it. These are his infamous words:

Tell a BIG LIE enough times and EVERYONE will believe it!

Lies about others are infringing on the Commandment:

You shall not bear FALSE WITNESS against your neighbor! Deuteronomy 5:20

Lies about others that become myths and fables are DESTRUCTIVE

A CONTROVERSIAL HAT

These last few weeks since I have been elevated to the position of Archbishop by Trans Atlantic and Pacific Alliance of Churches, I have “enjoyed” the written remarks of some judgmental people. One of them stands out especially. It is those that have judged me for wearing the Archbishop’s miter in the ceremony of Inauguration in Jerusalem. The said remarks mentioned that I “have submitted myself to “the fish god, Dagon since this hat represents Dagon, so I am under that demonic and pagan principality by wearing this hat and this attire”.

My brethren, let not many of you become teachers, knowing that we shall receive a stricter judgment. Yaakov (James) 3:1

I have no doubts that MANY believe this. But you see: It is not based on truth but rather INTERPRETATIONS. There is NO PROOF that the miter was patterned after the fish deity-dagon though it can resemble the fish head from ancient paintings. Also some of the crowns of ancient kings looked like the miter.

MAYBE IT IS OR MAYBE IT ISN’T!

When there is no SUBSTANTIAL PROOF all is a matter of INTERPRETATION. There is no palpable evidence that dagon is the source of the design of the hat. There are no historical writings that connect the pagan dagon with the design of the Bishops hat. It would be the same if we interpreted that every woman that wears a head cover is a Muslim and they have submitted themselves to Islam and to Sharia Law. Of course that would be an INTERPRETATION and an ASSUMPTION based on the fact that head covers look similar when worn by Christian, Hindu, Jewish or Muslim Women, especially the more modern ones.

BEWARE OF EMPHASIS ON EXTERNALS!

Queen EstherDo you look at things according to the outward appearance? If anyone is convinced in himself that he is Messiah’s, let him again consider this in himself, that just as he is Messiah’s, even so we are Messiah’s. 2 Corinthians 10:7

It would be the same if we judged Queen Esther for wearing a pagan Persian Costume to meet with the pagan King. We could say that she was under deception and that she submitted herself to their pagan treatment. I am sure that she wore a Persian Crown when she became Queen! However history amply proves that SHE WAS ON A MISSION. And she fulfilled her Mission as the whole nation of Israel was saved because of her OBEDIENCE!

You can rest assured that I have not submitted myself to any Dagon or Fish god principality but narrow –minded, self-righteous and immature believers tend to miss what YHVH is doing when they put too much emphasis on EXTERNALS!

TONGUES OF FIRE

Then there appeared to them divided tongues, as of fire, and one sat upon each of them Acts 2:3

BishopsThe truth is that the two tongues of this miter represent the Old (Tanach) and the New Testaments that Bishops are to teach from. To the Bishops I know it represents the TONGUES OF HOLY FIRE that rested on the heads of the Jewish Believers in Messiah when the Holy Spirit fell on them in Shavuot (Pentecost). There are many Bishops and Archbishops of different Christian Denominations that wear this hat without being baptized in the Holy Spirit, as it has become a tradition. In my case it is not a tradition, though the attire is traditional but rather a reality, I have been fully immersed, visited and filled with the Precious Holy Spirit, Ruach HaKodesh and He is the source of my strength, anointing and authority.

Some others could say that Bishops dressed in this traditional attire have killed Jews in past years. I am fully aware of that being a Jew myself but the attire had nothing to do with this, neither did the miter. In fact people in soldier’s uniforms, doctor’s gowns, police uniforms and even no uniform murdered many Jews. Then we should judge and excommunicate anyone wearing these garments, shouldn’t we?

Judge not, that you be not judged. For with what judgment you judge, you will be judged; and with the measure you use, it will be measured back to you. And why do you look at the speck in your brother’s eye, but do not consider the plank in your own eye? Matthew 7:1-3

THE STAR OF DAVID

Many people have judged the MAGEN DAVID or STAR OF DAVID as a demonic sign because it is found as “Solomon’s Seal” among the Free Masons. Free Masonry is a deceptive, Lucifer worshipping secret brotherhood that in the lowest degrees does “good works” and in its highest degrees worships Lucifer (name of satan before his rebellion against YHVH). Therefore since the Free Masons use the Star of David, it surely is of demonic origin. There are other assumptions about it but the point is that we need to be careful not to start a rumor that can be destructive and based on INTERPRETATION.

THE SIGNATURE OF MESSIAH?

“I, Yeshua, have sent My angel to testify to you these things in the churches. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, the Bright and Morning Star.” Revelation 22:16

The MAGEN DAVID is made of two superimposed triangles representing the SHIELD OF DAVID and possibly the signature of King David according to Paleo-Hebrew (Ancient Hebrew). It has also been interpreted as the Signature of Messiah Yeshua as one triangle points down (God came down and became flesh) and one points up (He ascended to Heaven after His resurrection). Since a triangle is THREE SIDED it could represent Elohim as a Tri-Une Being (Father, Son and Holy Spirit) and Adam (Man) as a Tri-Une being (Spirit, soul and body). So All Elohim (God) and All Adam (Man) is who Messiah Yeshua is.

Star of DavidUltimately every symbol and design may have been used by former generations that were pagan for one thing or another. These would include the Cross, the Star of David, The Moon and the Stars, different flowers, plants etc. Primarily satan is an imitator and he uses what The Almighty created and perverts it by giving it a twisted meaning. While we need to be careful not to wear or use something that is undoubtedly proven as a symbol of sin and death like the SWASTICA for example and other recognized occult and New Age symbols; we should refrain from taking things out of context and from starting a crusade against someone because of assumptions that may have distorted interpretations.

THE INFAMOUS BDS

The covenant which He made with Abraham, and His oath to Isaac, And confirmed it to Jacob for a statute, to Israel as an everlasting covenant,  saying, “To you I will give the land of Canaan as the allotment of your inheritance. Psalm 105: 9-11

The BDS crusade boycotting Israeli products from Judea and Samaria is born out of the fables and the myths that have been believed in the nations about the Land of Israel belonging to the Palestinians and not to the Jews as established in numerous Scriptures! As I said before; believing and acting upon them can be dangerous, destroy relationships and even lead to mass murder. We will do well in obeying YHVH’s Commandments:

DO NOT BEAR FALSE WITNESS AGAINST YOUR NEIGHBOR!

BDS crusadeAnd before we express our judgment over another, check your sources and research it thoroughly as there are many myths and fables going around and the tongue can cause a devastating FIRE!

See how great a forest a little fire kindlesYaakov (James) 3:5b

In any case we would do well in heeding to the warning words of Yeshua:

JUDGE NOT THAT YOU MAY NOT BE JUDGED!

AN IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER

Though we are not to judge by externals, it is very important to make sure that the way we dress gives glory to YHVH. Each one may have our own styles but we need to be very careful not to get dressed with worldly designs that expose our bodies in an unbecoming way (there are some parts that are to be reserved only for our husband or wife! HaleluYah!) And that goes for men and for women.

Many people also use T- shirts advertising metal rock bands or other deathly things. Those should be burnt as they glorify the devil! We should not be a banner advertising satan’s agendas! A true change of heart will also manifest in the way we dress! However this is not to say that we all need to be dressed in uniform. Each one of us have different personalities and the Creator created us different.

Some well meaning people insist that women should not wear pants as this is a man’s garment. That is actually not true for in different cultures men have had skirts (Scotland) and dresses (all over the Middle East). And women have had pants or sharwals all over the middle east as well, India and other places. In our modern society pants are not relegated to men. So we need to be careful not to fall into a religious and dogmatic spirit but need to dress in modesty with COMMON SENSE according to the society where we live so no one will malign us unnecessarily and in all things we give glory to Yah and do not cause a stumbling block before others with seductive garments.

A rule of thumb is to pray and ask The Holy Spirit to help you dress and to ask another more mature believer to assist you with a constructively critical eye.

The same goes concerning cuttings or tattoos. The Word expressly says NOT TO DO IT!

You shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor tattoo any marks on you: I am YHVH. Leviticus 19:28

If you have already done it, go ahead and REPENT and never do it again. (1 John 1:9) Nowadays it is very easy with laser to also REMOVE THEM. Let us be marked by Adonai ONLY and not by any tattoos, not even “good ones”. Our bodies are Kadosh/HOLY and they are the Temple of the Holy Spirit.

Bishop Dominiquae & Rabbi BaruchBlessings from your Israeli Mentors and Friends,
Archbishop Dominiquae and Rabbi Baruch Bierman

For Zion’s sake I will not keep silent” Isaiah 62:1

Are you written in the book of life?

Book of Life

Are you written in the book of life?

Torah Portion BEHA’ALOTCHA – Bamidbar (Numbers) 8:1-12:16

And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Another book was opened, which is the book of life. The dead were judged according to what they had done as recorded in the books. Revelation 20:12

Shabbat shalom dearly beloved!

When Moses the Great Deliverer was mediating forgiveness from the Almighty to His People after they built a Golden Calf, he finally reached the point of no return when he said: “If you don’t forgive them blot me out of the Book that you have written”. YHVH answered that He will not blot Moses out but rather those who transgressed!

But now, please forgive their sin—but if not, then blot me out of the book you have written But now, please forgive their sin—but if not, then blot me out of the book you have written. Exodus 32:32

YHVH replied to Moses, “Whoever has sinned against me I will blot out of my book”. Exodus 32:33

This is one of the most revealing passages in the Holy Scriptures and it matches perfectly with the passages in the Book of Revelation in the New Testament. It is very enlightening that such a Book exists and that your life and my life depend on whether our names appear there or not. If it appears there, we shall be invited to the biggest event of all ages: The Marriage Supper of the Lamb!

If we do not appear in this book we shall be automatically transported to the darkest, most painful, most horrendous place in the entire Universe called “Hell” or “Gehenom” also called “the Lake of Fire”.

Anyone whose name was not found written in the book of life was thrown into the lake of fire. Revelation 20:15

This is the place of residence of satan, the fallen cherub that used to be called Lucifer.

How you have fallen from heaven, morning star, son of the dawn! You have been cast down to the earth, you who once laid low the nations!  You said in your heart, “I will ascend to the heavens; I will raise my throne above the stars of God; I will sit enthroned on the mount of assembly, on the utmost heights of Mount Zaphon. I will ascend above the tops of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most High.”  But you are brought down to the realm of the dead, to the depths of the pit. Isaiah 14:12-15

PitIn this PIT our only company will be satan, demons, pain, burning, worms and only horrible torment day and night. Those that think this is an “old folk legend” are deceiving themselves! The Bible is full of Scriptures about this and the evidence is very clear. Satan exists and so does Hell. One has to be blind to disbelieve the existence of satan. Just go to Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Memorial in Jerusalem, visit the Death Camps of Auschwitz and Birkenau in Poland. Go to the “Red Light District” in any city, visit some drug addicts, go to any mental hospital or jail and for sure you will be convinced that satan exists! And if he does so does hell!  The Word of God is clear about this: If we are not written in the Book of Life, we shall spend eternity “enjoying” evil, satan and torment. If you think that you are “good” consider what Elohim-God says about the “goodness of man”,

All of us have become like one who is unclean, and all our righteous acts are like filthy rags; we all shrivel up like a leaf, and like the wind our sins sweep us away. Isaiah 64:6

Not one of us can be written in the Book of Life unless we are thoroughly forgiven of our sins! Only through the Atonement Blood of Yeshua we can be forgiven, nothing else will do!

But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed. We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to our own way; and YHVH has laid on him the iniquity of us all. Isaiah 53:5-6

Book of LifeThose that will not believe, trust and follow Him in obedience to God’s Commandments will be condemned to eternal destruction, even if they did great things, they are still law breakers and have no blood atonement (Yeshua’s Blood) and no forgiveness, thus they will not be written in the Book of Life!

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. 1Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son. John 3:16-18

Eternity is a very long time and hell was never created for humans. Hell was the place of banishment and punishment of satan after he rebelled against the Creator through pride.

Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. Matthew 25:41

However all those that have decided to follow in the devils’ (satan) footsteps will have to spend eternity with the “father” that they have chosen.

Why is my language not clear to you? Because you are unable to hear what I say. You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies. John 8:43-44

Pride-The Major Sin That Keeps Humans from Being Written in the Book of Life.

PrideMost people say: “Only weak people need God”, I am strong so I do not need Him. Others say, “You have your god, I have my god, let us respect each other’s gods!” The sin of Pride threw Lucifer out of Heaven and the Presence and Service of the Almighty God of Israel and it keeps people from being written in the Book of Life! When Yeshua (Jesus) lived in Israel, He entered into the synagogue in his city Nazareth where everyone knew Him and opened the Book of Isaiah to read. The passage of Scripture that He read was very revealing!

The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me, because YHVH has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. Isaiah 61:1

The word “poor” in most translations is not correct as Hebrew uses “anavim” which means HUMBLE. So Yeshua said: “I have Good News for the HUMBLE!” the prideful cannot get this Good News! Most of the people of Nazareth missed His visitation because they were prideful! Pride keeps us from believing!

And he did not do many miracles there because of their lack of faith. Matthew 13:58

What was the Book that Moses, the Great Deliverer of Israel was mentioning? That Book is found in the last book of the Bible, the Book of Revelation in the Brit Chadasha (New Testament). It clearly connects faith in Yeshua, the Jewish Messiah, the Lamb of God that was slain so we can be forgiven as the only way to be written in “Elohim- the Creator’s Book”.

Anyone whose name was not found written in the book of life was thrown into the lake of fire. Revelation 12:15

Is YOUR name written in the Book of Life?

Remember that if your name is not written you will be in the company of demons, evil torment and horrendous pain for eternity.

The Son of Man will send out his angels, and they will weed out of his kingdom everything that causes sin and all who do evil.  They will throw them into the blazing furnace, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. Matthew 13:41-42

Do not believe the prideful “jokes” that it is much more “fun” in hell than in Heaven! If depression, schizophrenia, emptiness, pain, agony, grief and torment are “fun” in your eyes, then that’s the “fun” you will get! If being constantly eaten by worms is “fun” or burnt with fire is “fun”, then that’s the “fun” you will get!

And they will go out and look on the dead bodies of those who rebelled against me; the worms that eat them will not die, the fire that burns them will not be quenched, and they will be loathsome to all mankind. Isaiah 66:24

While world history and events clearly show us that we are in the Last Days, it is of utter importance to know whether your name is written in the Lamb’s Book of Life!

YeshuaAnd if it is written also understand that our names can be blotted out if we choose sin and rebellion! Only those that have put their faith and trust in the Jewish Messiah, Yeshua who was the Sinless Lamb that gave His life for the sins of all mankind, will be written in the Book! Those that have trusted in themselves, or in other gods of human liking will have a terrible surprise after they die and then it will be too late to change your mind! The only way to pass from death to life is faith in the Son of Elohim-God that spilt His Blood so you and I can LIVE!

For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.  Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son (Yeshua!). John 3:17-18

And the only way to stay written in that Book is to follow and obey Him all the days of our lives! It is not those who start the race are the winners, but rather those that finish the race that receive the crown! Maybe you started the race and quit? Your portion will be with the unbelievers!

And if your eye causes you to stumble, pluck it out. It is better for you to enter the kingdom of God with one eye than to have two eyes and be thrown into hell, 48 where “‘the worms that eat them do not die, and the fire is not quenched. Mark 9:47-48

It is only the HUMBLE that stay HUMBLE to the end to walk in obedience to the Messiah in spite of hardship, persecution and temptation that will find their names written in the Book of Life! It is only those that choose trust and faith in Him when the entire world is going the other direction that will soon rejoice and they will rejoice for eternity! While millions of others will be eaten by worms that never die, those that have humbled themselves to put their trust in Elohim through the person of His Son will be eating the best meal they have ever eaten: The Marriage Supper of the Lamb and we will be eating Heaven’s delicacies for all eternity!

Narrow GateEnter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.  Matthew 7:13-14

We must choose: To be eaten by worms that never die or to eat Heaven’s delicacies! To share the presence of wickedness, evil, torment, pain, depression , satan and demons or  Love, Authority, Joy, Peace, Shalom (wellbeing), ruling and reigning, Divine health and Heavenly Prosperity for eternity!

Then the angel said to me, “Write this: Blessed are those who are invited to the wedding supper of the Lamb!” And he added, “These are the true words of God.” Revelation 19:7

There are multitudes in the Valley of Decision and among them many Christians and many Jews! The time as we know it has been shortened, the Jewish Messiah is soon to return to Jerusalem and until He does, He is calling all those humble people that will listen to believe n Him, follow Him in obedience and be written in the Book of Life!

He is restoring the whole Church to the original Gospel as preached by the Jewish Apostles 2000 years ago!

He is calling all of us to be dressed in white and to remove all pagan influence, pagan feasts and religious deception. It is not religion that will save us but a walk of faith and obedience, holiness and righteousness with the Messiah, the only Way to be written in the Book of Life! (Order our book Eradicating the Cancer of Religion from the SHOP at www.kad-esh.org)

The one who is victorious will, like them, be dressed in white. I will never blot out the name of that person from the book of life, but will acknowledge that name before my Father and his angels. Revelation 3:5

Bishop Dominiquae & Rabbi BaruchYour Mentors and Friends in Israel,
Archbishop Dominiquae and Rabbi Baruch Bierman

For Zion’s sake I will not keep silent” Isaiah 62:1

The Kingdoms of the World

Torah Portion NASSO – Bamidbar (Numbers) 4:21-7:89

[Seventh Trumpet: The Kingdom Proclaimed] Then the seventh angel sounded: And there were loud voices in heaven, saying: “The kingdoms of this world have become the kingdoms of our Lord and of His Messiah, and He shall reign forever and ever!” Revelation 11:15 NKJV (Christ changed to Messiah)

Shabbat shalom dearly beloved!

ArchbishopOn the 14th of May 2016, in the Year of Jubilee and the 68thGregorian Calendar Anniversary of the establishing of the Miracle State of Israel, I was elevated to the position of Archbishop within TAPAC (Trans-Atlantic and Pacific Alliance of Churches) in the Holy City of Jerusalem, Israel in front of many Christian and Jewish witnesses. This is the highest position of Clerical Authority within this organization and most denominations of Christianity. This position carries a Kingly Authority within the Kingdom of the Religious System of Christianity. This makes me the First Jewish/Israeli Woman Archbishop in the world and as far as I know, maybe in history. This I say for the Glory of Yah (God) whom I have served throughout many tribulations and exciting moments since 1988!

Christianity, Judaism, Islam and many others are types of “Kingdoms of this World”. They are not fully The Kingdom of God. Even though they have elements that match the principles of the Kingdom of YHVH, they are still what I would call “Mixed Kingdoms”, thus qualify to be classified as “Kingdoms of this World”. One day all the Kingdoms of this World will be incorporated into the Kingdom of God! For that to happen it is mandatory for their CONTENT and FUNCTION to become UNIFIED with YHVH’s Word and Spirit. In other words, every religious denomination, system, or Empire, financial or national, and any other Kingdom of this World, will have to undergo a serious TRANSFORMATION from within. This transformation will enable them to submit and surrender to the King of Kings and Adon Haadonim (Lord of lords), Yeshua the Jewish Messiah and Lion from the Tribe of Judah.

The Power to Influence

Being set in a position of authority, Kingly Authority within Christianity, gives me the power to influence from within so that this transformation can happen and the Scripture can be fulfilled. We are truly at the End of the Age and all Kingdoms will be judged. This is especially true for what we call The House of God.

For the time has come for judgment to begin at the house of God; and if it begins with us first, what will be the end of those who do not obey the gospel of God? 1 Peter 4:17

The House of God are those that consider themselves followers of the Savior that was crucified, buried and rose from the dead over 2000 years ago in Jerusalem, Israel. His real name is Yeshua, though many still call Him by the Greek name, Jesus Christ. He was, is and will be a JEW; By a Jew the world gets saved and by a Jew the world will be judged!

But one of the elders said to me, “Do not weep. Behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has prevailed to open the scroll and to loose its seven seals.” Revelation 5:5

Pure BrideOut of this necessary Judgment, from all the different denominations and Religious Kingdoms, a Purified Bride will be gathered. This Purified Bride will lead a dying world, by the Power of the Spirit, to the Source of Living Water-Yeshua Himself

And the Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” And let him who hears say, “Come!” And let him who thirsts come. Whoever desires, let him take the water of life freely. Revelation 22:17

This Bride will be UNIFIED by the Spirit of Truth and will fulfill the prayer of Messiah in John 17 when He prayed that Jew and Gentile will become ONE (Echad!) so the world will believe! Echad is Oneness in plurality, which means that this Bride will be comprised of people from every walk of life, from every Kingdom and every religious system, every tongue, tribe and nation!

And they sang a new song, saying: “You are worthy to take the scroll, And to open its seals; For You were slain, And have redeemed us to God by Your blood Out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation. Revelation 5:9

UNITY BY THE SPIRIT OF TRUTH

And I will pray to the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever— the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you. I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you. John 14:16-18

What will unify this Powerful Pure Bride, will be the Spirit of Truth. She will not be unified by color of skin, by any worldly dress code or by any cultural traditions. She will be unified by the Spirit of Truth alone, she will be sanctified by the Truth of Yah’s Word as interpreted by the Spirit of Truth- RUACH HAEMET! And Truth is not “truths”.

Sanctify them by Your truth. Your word is truth. “I do not pray for these alone, but also for those who will believe in Me through their word; that they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me. John 17:17, 20-21

Holy ScripturesMaybe many roads lead to Rome, but only ONE road leads to the Kingdom of God!

Yeshua said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me. John 14:6

And Yeshua being the Way, Truth and Life is a JEW! The Holy Scriptures were mostly written by Hebrews in Covenant with the Almighty through the Torah and Commandments that He gave them to share with all of Mankind! So this Purified Bride will stand in the Truth of the Biblical Hebrew Foundations forsaking the Roman mixture that crept into the Church during the 4th Century. The Eastern Roman Emperor Constantine, and the Council of Nicaea divorced her from the Jews and everything Jewish, including the very name of the Savior- YESHUA which means Salvation!

THE TRANSFORMATION OF THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH

Therefore, in order to be used by YHVH in the Transformation of the Religious Kingdom of Christianity, I have obeyed Him, and after much prayer accepted the position of Archbishop. As I did so, I was given the liberty as a Jewish Archbishop, to revise the liturgy of this powerful ceremony so my vows would match my Principles of Faith as an End Time Messianic, Apostolic, Prophetic Apostle-Prophet. I have been received into this honorable position in the full capacity of who I am, what I believe, and what I have represented since I have obeyed the Divine Call to Apostolic Ministry given to me from Jerusalem and the UK in 1989!

Queen EstherFor if you remain completely silent at this time, relief and deliverance will arise for the Jews from another place, but you and your father’s house will perish. Yet who knows whether you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this?” Esther 4:14

The Favor of YHVH has been upon me like it was upon Queen Esther in Persia, Prophet Daniel in Babylon and Joseph in Egypt who did not need to compromise their Godly Faith Principles in order to effectuate historic change in the ruling empires of their time. And for that I am grateful and give all the Glory to Yah!

MY MESSIANIC APOSTOLIC PROPHETIC VOWS

Here is a synopsis of my vows as I have proclaimed them in my Inauguration Ceremony as Archbishop of TAPAC.

The Archbishop-elect says:

 I, Adriana Dominiquae Bierman, do so affirm, and accordingly declare my belief in the faith which is revealed in the Holy Scriptures and instituted by Yeshua and his Jewish Apostles. I will use only the forms of service which are authorized or allowed by The Messianic tradition as anointed by The Holy Spirit and rooted and grounded in the principles of the Holy Scriptures. Fully understanding that the Church is in a process of restoration to the original Hebrew Foundations of Faith as grafted into the Olive Tree with the People of Israel. In every generation there are moves of restoration in order to restore all things as written in Acts 3:19 and I commit myself to submit, by the Grace of Yah, to all His ordained Moves of Restoration so as to walk in the full Truth of His Kingdom.

MY FIRST TEACHING AND ASSIGNMENT AS ARCHBISHOP

My first teaching after my Elevation Ceremony, during the Jerusalem Bishops Forum, was the comparison between the Pagan Feasts that have been adopted by Christianity and the original and Eternal Biblical Moadim or Holy Festivals, as depicted in Leviticus 23.

TAPACMy first assignment as Archbishop was given to me during the Jerusalem Bishops Forum by the President of TAPAC, the Hon. Archbishop J. Paul Hackman. This assignment is to write a book about “TAPAC THE ICON OF UNITY”, which is the vision of the organization. In the book I will expose Replacement Theology and call for Teshuva, Repentance, from all of its aspects in order to achieve the True Unity that Yeshua prayed for in John 17. This UNITY has been impossible to achieve since the Council of Nicaea was established, thereby divorcing the Church from its Jewish Roots and Hebrew Foundations and launching anti-Jewish persecutions throughout most of the last 1700 years!

Since we, as Bishops and Archbishops of TAPAC, share in the Global London Board of Recognized Bishops throughout EVERY denomination of Christianity, my book shall be given to all the influential Bishops and Archbishops on the Board. This will impact every denomination of Christianity with the Truth of the Gospel made in Zion, and with the urgent necessity to REPENT from Replacement Theology. This urgency to forsake Replacement Theology altogether is necessary as the Judgment of the Church is knocking at the doors of every Kingdom of this World and every Religious Denomination! In the midst of this coming Judgment a Mighty Revival and the Greatest Harvest ever seen is about to break out!

I consider myself privileged and humbled to be considered worthy to serve our King, Yeshua in this manner. I hope and pray that all of you, our Disciples, Partners and Friends, will stand together with me in prayer and support UNTIL ALL THE KINGDOMS OF THIS WORLD SUBMIT TO OUR JEWISH MESSIAH YESHUA!

Archbishop Dr. Dominiquae BiermanFor Yah’s Glory and For Zion’s sake I will not keep silent! Isaiah 62:1

Archbishop Dr. Dominiquae Bierman
President
Kad-Esh MAP Ministries
Revival from Israel to the Nations
www.kad-esh.org

TORAH AND SPIRIT

Special Shavuot Edition 2016/5776Special Shavuot Edition 2016/5776

Torah Portion SHAVU’OT – Bamidbar (Numbers) 1:1-4:30, 28:26-31; (Exo) 19:1-20:23

TORAH AND SPIRIT

“Do not quench the Spirit’s Fire.” 1 Thessalonians 5:19

Shabbat shalom and Chag Shavuot sameach to all our beloved friends and partners!

When we talk about Shavuot (Pentecost) we think of the outpouring of the Holy Spirit that happened in an Upper Room in Jerusalem about 2000 years ago! We remember how the Tongues of Fire rested on about 120 believers that started praying in unknown tongues and how this one single event has revolutionized the world ever since!

When the day of Shavuot (Pentecost) had come, they were all together in one place. And suddenly there came from heaven a noise like a violent rushing wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. And there appeared to them tongues as of fire distributing themselves, and they rested on each one of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit was giving them utterance. Acts 2:1-4

As usual YHVH did everything in PERFECT TIMING as Shavuot is one of the three Pilgrim Holy Feasts and most particularly the one that marks the receiving of the Ten Commandments, the Torah on Mount Sinai. Since the mark of the New Covenant is the Torah/Commandments of Yah written in the hearts of the believers what better time to empower the emerging Messianic Kehila (Congregation or church) in Jerusalem. What a confirmation of the New Covenant which is the Torah made Alive in Yeshua and written in our hearts and minds by the Holy Spirit!

“Behold, days are coming,” declares the LORD, “when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah, not like the covenant which I made with their fathers in the day I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt, My covenant which they broke, although I was a husband to them,” declares the LORD. “But this is the covenant which I will make with the house of Israel after those days,” declares the LORD, “I will put My law within them and on their heart I will write it; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people. Jeremiah 31:31-34

TORAH AND SPIRIT ARE ONE

Torah & SpiritIt is amazing to me that there would be any controversy at all about the connection between Torah and Spirit since they are both totally tied as ONE.

God is ONE; He cannot be divided though He manifests Himself as the Father, Son and Ruach HaKodesh (Holy Spirit). The Son, Yeshua is the Word made flesh and the Holy Spirit is also Elohim which writes the Word/Torah and Prophetic Writings in our hearts!

“I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may be with you forever; that is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it does not see Him or know Him, but you know Him because He abides with you and will be in you. “I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you.”After a little while the world will no longer see Me, but you will see Me; because I live, you will live also. “In that day you will know that I am in My Father, and you in Me, and I in you. John 14:16-20

Wherever the Father is, the Son is and wherever the Son is, the Ruach (Spirit) is so they function as ECHAD (Oneness in plurality!) in total UNITY!

And then Yeshua proceeds to connect the infilling of the Holy Spirit with “having His Commandments!” In other words the fulfillment of the New Covenant BOTH Torah and Ruach (Spirit!)

“He who has My commandments and keeps them is the one who loves Me; and he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and will disclose Myself to him.” John 14:21

THE KEY FOR KINGDOM SERVICE

YeshuaYeshua thought that receiving the FULLNESS of the Holy Spirit was so important that He admonished His disciples to wait in Jerusalem UNTIL they receive “the Promise of the Father”. Without the Fire/Power of the Holy Spirit the first believers were not allowed to witness, preach or win souls. The baptism in the Holy Spirit is essential for Service of any kind in His Kingdom and we are ALL called to SERVE and advance Yah’s Kingdom on earth!

Gathering them together, He commanded them not to leave Jerusalem, but to wait for what the Father had promised, “Which,” He said, “you heard of from Me; Acts 1:4

In essence, to reject the Baptism in the Holy Spirit is to reject Yeshua Himself and to choose a dead religion with no power! The Christianity that developed from the time of Constantine and the Council of Nicaea was both divorced from the Jewish Roots of the faith, the Torah and also lost the Holy Spirit, because the Holy Spirit is the Promise of the Father, the Ruach is the Blessing that we receive when we believe and are willing to follow at all costs! Yeshua Himself did nothing until He was immersed in water and in the Holy Spirit!

After being baptized, Yeshua came up immediately from the water; and behold, the heavens were opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending as a dove and lighting on Him. Matthew 3:16

The Enormous Importance of praying in “Tongues”

TonguesThe most controversial manifestation of Holy Spirit infilling is “Tongues”. It has caused more strife than any other manifestation for the simple reason that satan hates it as it is the MOST POWERFUL WEAPON in our spiritual walk! When we are full of the Ruach HaKodesh and pray in tongues, our lives become prophetic and empowered. Praying in tongues enables us to walk in prophetic revelation all day long and not in our own reason and logic! In whatever situation we find ourselves as we start praying in tongues, the Holy Spirit starts flowing and bringing us God’s Power and Wisdom into that situation. When our own words are not enough, praying and SINGING in tongues elevate us in Worship to the Heavenly dimension and the Presence of Yah (God) increases in our lives! One of the major causes for defeat and unbelief in the lives of the believers is because they barely pray in tongues or not at all. There are two major ways to strengthen and increase our faith: Meditating and Declaring the Word and praying in Tongues!

But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit. Jude 20

Every time Shaul/Paul the Apostle refers to “praying in the Spirit” it refers to praying in tongues as opposed to “praying in the understanding”. Praying in Tongues is not just a gift of the Spirit; it is the manifestation that we are filled with the Spirit! There is another gift called the Gift of Tongues which is a Prophetic Gift for exhortation in an unknown tongue (can be unknown to the people present or can be angelic).

What is the outcome then? I will pray with the spirit and I will pray with the mind also; I will sing with the spirit and I will sing with the mind also. 1 Corinthians 14:15

It is obvious that there are Angelic Tongues since it is written:

If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but do not have love, I have become a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. 1 Corinthians 13:1

Angelic HostTherefore we realize that speaking/praying/singing in Tongues mobilizes the Angelic Host on our behalf! When we communicate in Angelic Language, it is God’s Word that we are communicating in a Prophetic Manner and the Angels obey it!

Bless YHVH, you His angels, Mighty in strength, who perform His word, obeying the voice of His word! Psalms 103:20

When we do not know how to pray (most of the time we don’t!) then as we pray in Tongues with strange sounds and with groaning, we allow the Precious Ruach HaKodesh to INTERCEDE through us! Then we can have those prayers “hit target”, the Angelic Army is mobilized as the Will of Elohim is prayed through. This brings about a tremendous release in our spirits!

In the same way the Spirit also helps our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we should, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groaning too deep for words; and He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He intercedes for the saints according to the will of God. Romans 8:26, 27

Praying in Tongues releases all the other prophetic gifts such as Word of Knowledge, Word of Wisdom, Prophesy and so on. In other words praying/singing/speaking in tongues causes a release of the Spirit of Prophesy in our lives and we become empowered witnesses of the Messiah!

“For the testimony of Yeshua is the spirit of prophecy.” Revelation 19:10b

The reason why the devil has fought it so much is because he is afraid of us becoming empowered witnesses that can dismantle and destroy the works of his evil kingdom of darkness! When we are full of the Spirit of Prophecy, assisted by the Angelic Host many people get saved and set free! When I preach in many places, YHVH gives me a Word of Knowledge or Wisdom that brings miraculous healing. Most of the time I do not even lay hands on the people for healing, the Angels do the work as I release the Word because I am empowered by the Spirit of Prophecy!

In my last trip, I was preaching and then the Lord stopped me and I felt a terrible grief in my heart. Then Yeshua showed me that someone in the crowd of about 800-1000 people was contemplating suicide. I immediately stopped the service and called that person to come forth! A woman came running to the stage where in this case I did lay hands on her, her entire body shook, she fell on the floor under Yah’s Power and she rose totally healed after 20 years of clinical depression! These kinds of occurrences are not an exception; they are the RULE in our lives and ministries! That is why the devil hates us so much because we preach BOTH Torah and Spirit, that is the FULLNESS of the New Covenant and of the Messiah!

The way that I stay full of the Spirit is by praying most of the day in Tongues and Meditating and Declaring the Word of Adonai! That was also the secret of Apostle Shaul’s/Paul’s Power.

I thank God, I speak in tongues more than you all. 1 Corinthians 14:18

When we truly love Yeshua and we want to obey Him, we desire to commune with Him in a more intimate manner and to be empowered for service. That is only possible when we are baptized/immersed in the Holy Spirit, no manner of religious devices can take the place of His Fire and Power! We are in the End Times and the need for true empowered and obedient believers is huge! In fact without the infilling of the Holy Spirit you will not be ready as His Bride (men and women).

OilThen the kingdom of heaven will be comparable to ten virgins, who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. Five of them were foolish, and five were prudent. “For when the foolish took their lamps, they took no oil with them. Matthew 25:1-3

In Hebrew the Oil represents the Holy Spirit. Every time that Biblical Prophets anointed kings with oil, the Ruach HaKodesh would come upon them! (1 Samuel 16:13, 1 Kings 1:39)

To quench the fire of the Spirit by despising its GIFTS and MANIFESTATIONS because of unbelief, logical reasoning or making light of it is very serious!

Do not quench the Spirit; do not despise prophetic utterances.1 Thessalonians 5:19, 20

When we lose our faith, trust and joy in the midst of adverse circumstances we quench the Spirit, also when we are ungrateful and do not pray continually.

That is why praying in tongues is so wonderful! You can pray in tongues quietly under your breath or loudly throughout the whole day while you are doing other things. In fact if you pray continually in the Spirit/Tongues your mind will be sharper and you will be much more productive and have all kinds of supernatural help!

Rejoice always; pray without ceasing; in everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Messiah Yeshua. Do not quench the Spirit. 1Thessalonians 5:17-19

Blaspheming against the Holy Spirit is the only sin that Yeshua said would not be forgiven!

Therefore I say to you, any sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven people, but blasphemy against the Spirit shall not be forgiven. “Whoever speaks a word against the Son of Man, it shall be forgiven him; but whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit, it shall not be forgiven him, either in this age or in the age to come. Matthew 12:31-32

JudgementEvery time that we make light of the gifts and manifestation of the Spirit and especially praying in Tongues, we are in great danger of JUDGMENT! When we call the works of the Spirit including praying in Tongues “of the devil” we are already blaspheming! Rejecting the Holy Spirit in any capacity is rejecting Messiah Himself! We must be careful to honor and embrace the Holy Spirit in all His Fullness! When we do not understand some spiritual manifestation, it is better to be humble and pray for the Lord to show us and to give us discernment rather than criticize or judge without knowledge. Suspicion and criticism is not discernment, it is flesh Humility is the key in spiritual matters, and we have much to learn!

A few years ago, a Peruvian sister called me because she wanted to get baptized in the Holy Spirit. She had accepted the Message of the restoration of original Gospel “made in Zion” with Jewish Roots of the Faith and the Torah but was not full of the Spirit yet! She was so hungry for the Truth (Yeshua!) and the Presence (Ruach HaKodesh) of Elohim! She was going through a very hard time in her life and marriage. She called me from the USA near the hospital where her husband was hospitalized with a terminal disease. I prayed for her over the phone from Israel and the Spirit came mightily upon her! She started to weep, laugh and prayed in tongues. I did not know that she was outside in the SNOW when the Fire of the Holy Spirit fell on her and melted all the cold out of her heart and took all the grief and anxiety away! HalleluYah!!!

Holy SpiritIt is time to defrost the entire Church and especially the Messianic Movement with the Fire of the Holy Spirit! Then we will be able to walk in obedience to the Living Torah, Yeshua HaMashiach and be TRUE WITNESSES of His Kingdom! It is time to REPENT of all pride against the Holy Spirit’s Gifts and Manifestations and RESTORE the Glory of the FIRST Messianic Congregation in Jerusalem nearly 2000 years ago! Then and only then we can make Israel jealous to have her Messiah back and invade the nations with His Glory!

It will come about after this that I will pour out My Spirit on all mankind; And your sons and daughters will prophesy, your old men will dream dreams, Your young men will see visions. “Even on the male and female servants I will pour out My Spirit in those days. Joel 2: 28, 29

It is time to UNITE Torah and Ruach, the Word and the Spirit, the Fruits and the Gifts, Man and Woman, Jew and Gentile, Love and Power for the time of the restoration of all things has come! Yeshua is returning to Jerusalem soon!

A blessed and Holy Spirit empowered Shavuot to all!

Shavuot falls this year on the Eve of the 11th to the eve of the 12th of June.

Bishop Dominiquae & Rabbi BaruchYour Mentors and Friends in Israel,
Archbishop Dominiquae and Rabbi Baruch Bierman

For Zion’s sake I will not keep silent” Isaiah 62:1

We must stop mocking God!

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We must stop mocking God!

Torah Portion BECHUKOTAI – Vayikra (Leviticus) 26:3-27:34

Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, this he will also reap. Galatians 6:7

Shabbat shalom dearly beloved:

So many people that profess love to Elohim-God actually mock Him daily, weekly, monthly or yearly and they don’t even know they are doing so! This may be catching you by surprise since you had no idea about this or maybe you did but religion has stopped the ears of many! The Word of Adonai tells us that IGNORANCE is a killer and a destroyer!

My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge because you have rejected knowledge; I also will reject you from being My priest. Since you have forgotten the law of your God, I also will forget your children. Hosea 4:6

Lack of knowledge on ANY subject of Yah’s Laws can destroy us. The first thing that happens is that the Royal Priesthood anointing is removed from us!

But you are A CHOSEN RACE, A royal PRIESTHOOD, A HOLY NATION, A PEOPLE FOR God’s OWN POSSESSION, so that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light. 1 Peter 2:9

Ignorance of Elohim’s Commandments will cause us to violate them right and left and instead of being His Royal Priests we are like any other sinner!

Second thing that happens is that He FORGETS our children! This is a sign of a broken covenant!

Know therefore that YHVH your Elohim, He is God, the faithful Elohim, who keeps His covenant and His loving-kindness to a thousandth generation with those who love Him and keep His commandments. But repays those who hate Him to their faces, to destroy them; He will not delay with him who hates Him, He will repay him to his face. Deuteronomy 7:9-10

Now this is disastrous, because in our society the biggest onslaught of satan is against our children. The attack is so fierce that if YHVH forgets our children they will have no hope for salvation, they will be completely lost! In the midst of this tremendous warfare in a society full of filth, I want to make sure that Elohim REMEMBERS my children!

So, “loving God” is not a romantic affair, it is an OBEDIENT issue! Many people profess to love Him but they do not OBEY Him. Yeshua repeated the word of the Father on this matter in a clear manner in the Book of John!

If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love; just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and abide in His love. John 15:10

In Galatians 6:7 the Apostle Shaul-Paul says some very strong words to the Galatians. He said STOP MOCKING GOD! STOP BEING DECEIVED!

Religious ChurchYou may remember that the Galatians were a “religious bunch” that fell into legalism. So, they were very religious but actually kept on breaking Elohim’s Commandments as all religious people do. They have the “form of godliness” but deny the power thereof!

Paul rebuked these legalistic believers in many areas but one of the strongest areas is in the area of FINANCES and HONOR!

The one who is taught the word is to share all good things with the one who teaches him. Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, this he will also reap. Galatians 6:6-7

The Lord is mocked when people do not support their pastors and teachers of the Word with every good thing.

In other words when you eat spiritual food, you need to reciprocate with a financial blessing. Most people are dishonoring Yah (God) and His ministers by NOT giving their tithes and offerings! This is a very serious issue that is causing CORRUPTION all over the Body of Yeshua!

For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life. Galatians 6:8

MentorWhen someone mentors you and assists you spiritually and you don’t reciprocate financially “every good thing”, you will not be able to profit to the full from the spiritual impartation! That means that you put your flesh FIRST! You are willing to PAY for your fleshly needs and buy yourself a meal but are not willing to honor your teacher/mentor/pastor with your finances so that he/she will be well provided for. Paul calls this MOCKING GOD!

No one can pay for the Word or for the anointing but the Biblical principle is ALWAYS: Spiritual for Material!

This is Yah’s Law and it is so from CREATION!

When we repent and return to the Almighty the FIRST issue of repentance and returning to His ways is in our giving of tithes and offerings!

‘A son honors his father, and a servant his master Then if I am a father, where is My honor? And if I am a master, where is My respect?’ says the LORD of hosts to you, O priests who despise My name. But you say, ‘How have we despised Your name?’ Malachi 1:6

In what way have we offended you Abba???

But when you present the blind for sacrifice, is it not evil? And when you present the lame and sick, is it not evil? Why not offer it to your governor? Would he be pleased with you? Or would he receive you kindly?” says the LORD of hosts. Malachi 1:8

Some people give, but it is not pleasing unto Yah. They do not give their tithes, first fruits or best offerings. They give the “leftovers” and they do God a “favor”. This is very OFFENSIVE to the Living God!

“But now will you not entreat God’s favor, that He may be gracious to us? With such an offering on your part, will He receive any of you kindly?” says the LORD of hosts. Malachi 1:9

And we wonder why our prayers are not answered and why the Word that is preached from the pulpit does not profit us? Simply because many are MOCKING GOD!

Some people spend more money buying for themselves a hamburger than blessing a preacher that teaches the Word to them!

IsraelAnd in the same manner the whole Church has a debt to pay: To the preachers that preach/teach/write and admonish us with Yah’s Word. And also to Israel! Israel is the Spiritual Mother of all the nations! From believing Israelis men and women the nations have received Elohim’s Word and the Savior Messiah Yeshua. The same principle of reciprocity applies here, SPIRITUAL FOR MATERIAL.

For Macedonia and Achaia have been pleased to make a contribution for the poor among the saints in Jerusalem. Yes, they were pleased to do so, and they are indebted to them. For if the Gentiles have shared in their spiritual things, they are indebted to minister to them (Israeli believers!) also in material things. Romans 15:26-27

This is the Prophetic Word for the hour,

STOP MOCKING GOD AND PAY YOUR DEBTS TO HIM!

Begin from TODAY to honor your pastors and teachers of the Word wherever they may be. And start repaying the DEBT to Israel by your financial GIVING to the believers in the Land!

Does this OFFEND you? Or is this TRUTH causing you REPENTANCE?

The TRUTH always reveals where our HEART is!

For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. Matthew 6:21

“The eye is the lamp of the body; so then if your eye is clear, your whole body will be full of light.”But if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light that is in you is darkness, how great is the darkness!

A bad eye is from a Hebrew idiom that means a STINGY PERSON!

SupportWhen we are stingy toward the Almighty by not supporting His Ministers our body is full of darkness and corruption sets in just as Galatians 6:8 tells us. We have no authority against the enemy!

For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life.

When you take care of yourself and your own needs but do not honor Yah’s Ministers that is called: “Sowing to the flesh”. And of the flesh you will reap corruption. The Word spoken will not help you because you have not honored God by not honoring His Ministers!

The highest idolatry is “the love of Mammon”, both poor and rich alike are sinning in this. The poor because he does not honor the Ministers of Elohim by giving tithes and offerings like the widow’s mite! And the rich because they can give plenty but they do not honor Yah with their finances!

“No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to one and despise the other You cannot serve God and wealth. Matthew 6:24

It is high time to REPENT for MOCKING GOD in Yeshua’s Body and for loving Mammon and honoring our flesh MORE than honoring His Word and His Servants that sacrifice their lives to bring it!

It is also time to REPENT and start repaying the debt towards Israel, don’t you think?

This will bring breakthroughs in our spiritual walk, in our finances, in our children and families and we will start experiencing a renewed ANOINTING and REVIVAL!

Let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we will reap if we do not grow weary. Galatians 6:9

Bishop Dominiquae & Rabbi BaruchYour Mentors and Friends in Israel,
Archbishop Dominiquae and Rabbi Baruch Bierman

For Zion’s sake I will not keep silent” Isaiah 62:1

The Fourth Watch of the Night

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Torah Portion BEHAR – Vayikra (Leviticus) 25:1-26-2

Now on the first day of the week Mary Magdalene came early to the tomb, while it was still dark, and saw the stone already taken away from the tomb. John 20:1

Shabbat shalom dearly beloved:

Throughout my years in ministry Yah (God) has always returned me to the simple truth that seeking Him BEFORE the sunrise is the most effective way to find Him!

The First to get Revelation and Authority to Preach!

Miriam (Mary) from the City of Migdal (Magdalene) knew these foundational truths as all praying Jews do. In Israel the “morning prayers” are done before sunrise and normally in the synagogues at about 4 AM. This is called in the Brit Chadasha (New Testament); The Fourth Watch of the Night.

And in the fourth watch of the night He came to them, walking on the sea. Matthew 14:25

forth-watch-1When the Holy Temple in Jerusalem was up, the priests had watches that they needed to keep so the fire would not die on the Altar. Also when the guards or the “Watchmen” would watch over the city against enemies or thieves, they had certain customary watches. The First Watch of the Night started at 6 PM, the First Watch of the Day started at 6 AM. All watches were three hours long. Thus the Fourth watch of the night was every night from 3-6 AM. At 6 AM would start the first watch of the morning. From this we can gather that Miriam came to the Tomb and was the first one to meet the Risen Lord during the Fourth Watch of the Night!

If you want to be the FIRST to get revelation and receive the commissioning, authority and anointing to preach to leaders, then seek Him while it’s yet night. Seek Him during the Fourth Watch of the Night! Miriam was the FIRST preacher of the Resurrection and she preached to the Disciples (all men!)! She was a woman sent by the Lord Himself to preach to the male leaders that He had chosen! She was the First one to preach the Risen Messiah to the Sons of Israel!

Yeshua said to her, “Stop clinging to Me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father; but go to My brethren and say to them, ‘I ascend to My Father and your Father, and My God and your God.’” Mary Magdalene came, announcing to the disciples, “I have seen the Lord,” and that He had said these things to her. John 20:17-18

The 4th Watch of the Night!

disciplesSeeing them straining at the oars, for the wind was against them, at about the fourth watch of the night He came to them, walking on the sea; and He intended to pass by them. Mark 4:48

In the previous Scriptures we can see that the disciples were doing their very BEST to obey Yeshua’s instructions to GO to the other side of Lake Kinneret (Sea of Galilee) but the winds were contrary and they seemed to be rowing and toiling in vain! How many times have you tried to obey Yah’s will to the BEST Of your ability and you seem to be advancing NOWHERE? You know that He called you and yet adversity comes your way and blocks you and stops you again and again! What to do? There is a solution: Seek Him during the Fourth Watch of the Night so He can do the “rowing of your boat” (Ministry). If He told you to do something you surely can’t do it by your own strength, even if you spend all your energy “trying”. We need to have His INTERVENTION!

There is a big battle that happens during the 4th watch of the Night! It is the time when most people are deep in sleep and the enemy takes advantage of our vulnerability and attacks. Most nightmares occur at this time and also most crimes and suicides are culminated during this time. In the case of the disciples, “the winds were contrary”. In Hebrew it is the same word for WIND and for SPIRIT. The word is RUACH. We could say that “the spirits were against them or contrary” another word for CONTRARY is the word ADVERSE. In Hebrew the word for adversity is STANÍ Meaning SATANIC. The name for our archenemy, the Adversary, the devil is HaSatan or SATAN.

So, we could paraphrase this scripture as follow,

Seeing them straining at the oars, for there was a satanic spirit fighting them at about the fourth watch of the night He came to them, walking on the sea; and He intended to pass by them. Mark 4:48

Every time that we try to do Yeshua’s work we can count on it that there will be satanic opposition, there will be adversity and opposition so fierce that it will try to make us QUIT! Wake up and commune with Him on the 4th Watch of the Night and see the Victory every time!

Then He got into the boat with them, and the wind stopped; and they were utterly astonished. Mark 4:51

Walking on waterWhen we are awake and talking to HIM on the 4th Watch of the Night, we receive faith for the miraculous, we are enabled to “walk on the water”. They were not advancing with the help of a good boat and Peter advanced faster “walking on the water!”

And in the fourth watch of the night He came to them, walking on the sea. Matthew 14:25

Peter said to Him, “Lord, if it is You, command me to come to You on the water.” And He said, “Come!” And Peter got out of the boat, and walked on the water and came toward Yeshua. Matthew 14:28-29

Sometimes all our devices and plans to advance His Kingdom in the work that He has entrusted us with are useless! Even if they are “professional” and we have all the necessary skills, gifts and state of the art administration. We just need something else to help us; we need a Miraculous Advance, something out of the ordinary! We need to walk on the water! But how can we get the faith to do something extraordinary that had never been done before? We must hear His voice CLEARLY. That is possible during the Fourth Watch of the Night!

“I love those who love Me; and those who diligently seek Me will find Me.” Proverbs 8:17

In most Bibles there is a wrong translation here. It does not say in the Hebrew “diligently” or “early”, it says MESHACHARAI or those who seek me BEFORE DAWN.

The word Shachar in Hebrew is DAWN. So this verse really says:

“I love those who love Me (wisdom!) and those who seek Me before dawn (fourth watch of the night!) will find Me!” Proverbs 8:17 (paraphrased from Hebrew original).

When you find Him, you find Wisdom and all the rest shall follow, HalleluYah!!!

Changing the Winds of Adversity to Winds of Favor!

Blessed is the man who listens to Me, watching daily at My gates, waiting at My doorposts. “For he who finds Me finds life and obtains favor from YHVH. Proverbs 8:34- 35

Seek YeshuaThose that seek Yeshua (Wisdom) before the sun is up during the 4th watch of the night will find Him and He will change the Winds of Adversity, the satanic storms for Miraculous Occurrences for the Winds of Favor of YHVH will be upon them! Notice that it says to do it “daily” in other words it is not enough to do it once, or once in a while. In order to obtain His Wisdom and Favor we must make it a spiritual discipline to wake ourselves up some time between 3-6 AM to confer, commune and talk to Him! Sometimes you may be completely exhausted but nevertheless put the alarm clock on and lie in bed communing with Him. Ask Him for the Grace to seek Him when all of you would like to stay asleep and He will grant it to you if you are determined to honor Him and find Him! Do what you can and He will do what He can! Sometimes you will commune for hours and sometimes for minutes, He will lead you!

When I remember You on my bed, I meditate on You in the night watches, for You have been my help and in the shadow of Your wings I sing for joy. Psalms 63:6-7

Rejoicing under the Shadow of His Wings!

Bishop Dominiquae & Rabbi BaruchYour Mentors and Friends in Israel,
Archbishop Dominiquae and Rabbi Baruch Bierman

For Zion’s sake I will not keep silent” Isaiah 62:1

The Spirit of Prophecy or World Opinion? Home/Shabbat Letter/English Shabbat Letter/The Spirit of Prophecy or World Opinion?

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Torah Portion EMOR – Vayikra (Leviticus) 21:1-24:23

“Worship Elohim; for the testimony of Yeshua is the spirit of prophecy.”  Revelation 19:10b

Shabbat shalom dearly beloved!

As we are coming to the End of an Age, I have heard the Father telling me this: “There are far too many opinions”. We are indeed in the age of “Opinion”. Most talk shows in the TV is about getting more and more “experts” and opinionated people to fill the minds of the viewers with endless theories about everything! But my question is where are the Saints of the Most High that are filled with the Spirit of Prophecy? The opposite of human opinions is Yah’s (God’s) will and His will is conveyed and communicated via the Spirit of Prophecy! That is the Living Testimony of His Living Word, Yeshua! I am really not interested in my own opinion! I desire to know Yah’s Will, what a difference! But the spirit of Humanism has permeated society and the People of God in it! Most people express their opinions about things; very few speak from the Spirit of Prophecy! The knowledge of the infamous Tree of Knowledge brings about many opinions as the fruit of that tree is only ambivalence and confusion! This is best described by Shakespeare’s well known character Hamlet in his famous line,

“To be or not to be, that is the question!”

We can also remember the heart braking scene of a woman with a rose as she pulls all the petals saying “He loves me, he loves me not, he loves me, and he loves me NOT!”
The Word of Elohim tells us that in this End of Times, knowledge will increase (Not the knowledge of YHVH but the Knowledge from the Tree of Knowledge). An increase in knowledge brings also an increase of opinions, which brings an increase of confusion!

But as for you, Daniel, conceal these words and seal up the book until the end of time; many will go back and forth, and knowledge will increase. Daniel 12:4b

Apostle Paul speaks about a false knowledge and warns Timothy about it!

O Timothy, guard what has been entrusted to you, avoiding worldly and empty chatter and the opposing arguments of what is falsely called “knowledge”. 1 Timothy 6:20
Furthermore he warned Timothy of the kind of people that will be in the Last Days (our 21st century days!)

But realize this, that in the last days difficult times will come. For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, revilers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy, unloving, irreconcilable, malicious gossips, without self-control, brutal haters of good treacherous, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God. 2 Timothy 3:1-4

These terrible kinds of people will be filled with knowledge and will think themselves to be very wise because they know so many things! This passage of scripture describes our 21st Century society so perfectly!

“Always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.” 2 Timothy 3:7

CREATOR OR “Big Bang”?

TruthWhy is it that the 21st Century people are so full of opinions, so full of knowledge and yet so FAR from the Truth? Why is it that the same spirit of this world permeates so many churches and synagogues world -wide? Because they do not WORSHIP ELOHIM (God) but rather a god of their own making a god based on their intellectual or spiritual knowledge of the Creation but not of the Creator.

They know how to clone human beings but they do not know WHO created them!

Because if they knew who Created Man instead of having more and more opinions about the “Big Bang” or the religion called “Evolution” they would have to be accountable to Him! Yes they would have to REPENT, RETURN to Him and to His ways!  All of a sudden they will not be able to call “good” something that is evil such as fornication, homosexuality, blasphemies, rebellion, witchcraft, impurity, uncleanliness, idolatry, gambling, the love of Mammon and self righteousness. All of a sudden they would have to realize that what one sows, one reaps! In the same way that if you sow tomato seeds, you will reap only more tomatoes, when one sows rebellion, one will reap judgment. If one sows seeds of immorality, you will only reap curses! (Read Deuteronomy 28, a very enlightening chapter!). The knowledge from the Tree of Knowledge has caused humankind to believe the lie that Elohim is not a God of absolutes! As if He is ambivalent, “depends how you look at it”, “everyone has their opinion” they say. The Eternal Word tells us that YHVH is NOT interested in our opinions! He knows that man cannot save himself from iniquity, sin and death so He sent His only begotten Son to save man! No opinions can atone for the sins, iniquities, rebellions, pride, immorality and idolatry of humanity!

All of us like sheep have gone astray, each of us has turned to his own way; but YHVH has caused the iniquity of us all to fall on Him. Isaiah 53:6

FLAT OR ROUND EARTH?

Flat or round earth?Amazingly enough during the middle Ages or rather the Dark Ages, everyone had their opinion about the earth. Some thought it was flat, oval, square and they invented all kinds of theories about it! Until Christopher Columbus came and contested all their nonsense with the PURE Word of the Almighty that proved that Planet Earth is ROUND! Thanks to the Spirit of Prophecy that brought light to the studies of Christopher Columbus we now cover the GLOBE with people travelling, sailing, flying and even on hot air balloons! But before the REVELATION came, people insisted that their stupid opinions were RIGHT!

It does not take great revelation to realize that the Law of Gravity is an absolute law and that if we defy it foolishly by jumping from the 10th floor of a building down, we will surely die! In the same way the WILL OF YAH (God) is an absolute law. He will never change His will for people’s opinions even if they have many degrees! His Will is in His Word but in order to be able to know it, we must KNOW HIM PERSONALLY! We must become WORSHIPPERS of Elohim (God), and then His Spirit of Prophecy will flow in our lives and will bring revelation to our spirit about His Perfect Will.  Since the Spirit of Prophecy is the Testimony of Yeshua, all those who have that spirit working in them will recognize Yeshua as the ONLY way for the redemption and salvation of Mankind, to the Jew First and then to all Nations!

Yeshua said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me”. John 14:6

YeshuaThis is an absolute; it is not a matter of opinion and anyone (Jew or Gentile) that will choose to KNOW YHVH (GOD) above all opinions will find Him! Anyone that will humble their hearts to lay aside what they think they know and will search for the only TRUTH (not truths!) will find Yeshua the Jewish Messiah. It is not a matter of opinion that He was born in Israel 2000 years ago and that He fulfilled many prophecies about the coming Messiah, Anointed King and Redeemer. No one has ever been able to fulfill the prophecies given about Him hundreds and even thousands of years BEFORE His miraculous birth!

For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us; and the government will rest on His shoulders; and His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace. There will be no end to the increase of His government or of peace, on the throne of David and over his kingdom, to establish it and to uphold it with justice and righteousness from then on and forevermore. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will accomplish this. Isaiah 9:6, 7

A Child that is also Mighty God and Everlasting Father? The only one that fits is Yeshua and this prophecy was given to Isaiah the Jewish Prophet over 500 years before the miracle birth of Yeshua that many call “Jesus”. The Prophet Jeremiah under the influence of the Spirit of Prophecy, prophesied the New Covenant that will be given to the Jewish People, the People of Israel!

Behold, days are coming,” declares YHVH, “when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah, not like the covenant which I made with their fathers in the day I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt, My covenant which they broke, although I was a husband to them,” declares YHVH.  “But this is the covenant which I will make with the house of Israel after those days,” declares YHVH, “I will put My law within them and on their heart I will write it; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people. Jeremiah 31:31-33

This was written hundreds of years before Yeshua was crucified by the Romans in Jerusalem! This is not a matter of opinion but a matter of TRUTH brought forth by the Spirit of Prophecy!

For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world might be saved through Him.  He who believes in Him is not judged; he who does not believe has been judged already, because he has not believed in the name (Yeshua) of the only begotten Son of God. John 3:17-18

THE RESTORATION OF ISRAEL IS NOT A MATTER OF OPINION!

In the same manner the Will of Elohim-God about Israel’s restoration and redemption is not a matter of “opinion”. His perfect Will is clearly stated in His Word written by the Prophets of old that wrote under the influence of the Spirit of Prophecy THOUSANDS OF YEARS before the establishing of the State of Israel!

YHVH appeared to him from afar, saying, “I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore I have drawn you with loving-kindness.  “Again I will build you and you will be rebuilt, O virgin of Israel! Again you will take up your tambourines, and go forth to the dances of the merrymakers.  “Again you will plant vineyards on the hills of Samaria; the planters will plant and will enjoy them. Jeremiah 31:3-5

The Hills of SamariaThe Hills of Samaria is called the “West Bank” by politicians today but the Almighty God of Israel still calls them “The Hills of Samaria”! And whoever, whatever nation or religious group that will oppose the Almighty in this His Perfect Will to AGAIN restore Israel in her own Promised Land will find himself/herself/themselves in the Valley of Judgment.

Draw near, O nations, to hear; and listen, O peoples! Let the earth and all it contains hear, and the world and all that springs from it.  For YHVH’S indignation is against all the nations, and His wrath against all their armies; He has utterly destroyed them, He has given them over to slaughterIsaiah 34:1-2

Why has He has given the nations to the slaughter? Why His wrath?

For YHVH has a day of vengeance, a year of recompense for the cause of Zion. Isaiah 34:8

This is not my “opinion”; this is His Eternal Prophetic Word! The UN can discuss the matter and express the opinions of all the nations represented, unfortunately for them YHVH will have to judge every “opinion” contrary to His perfect Will and Word. He is the Ruler of the Universe and He “calls the shots”. Human opinions mean absolutely NOTHING to Him. He loves us enough to have His only Son die for us that we may live but He absolutely does NOT honor our opinions on anything! He only honors His Prophetic Word! That is a sobering thought isn’t it? We have a FREE Self Will to disagree with Him BUT if we do, we will suffer for it eternally.  We have freedom to rebel just like Adam had, but the results were catastrophic! “This is not fair you say? This is not true Democracy!”

The Creator of Heaven and EarthIt is time to wake up folks! The Creator of Heaven and Earth, The Lord of the Armies, YHVH T’Zevaot, Yeshua, is NOT an “Elected President”. He is The King of the Universe! When satan rose against Him, He threw the most important “Covering Cherub” down to earth! When Adam sinned against Him, He threw him out of the Garden of Eden.

And the great dragon was thrown down, the serpent of old who is called the devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him. Revelation 12:9

After 2000 years of painful, tormenting exile being persecuted and killed in the name of Christianity in the most inhumane ways and now in the name of Islam and Ala, Israel will be restored in FULL! And those nations/peoples that oppose it will be destroyed in FULL! Is that my opinion? No, that is His Prophetic Promise! His desire is that ALL will REPENT and come to the FULL knowledge of the SON, the Jewish Messiah and to the LOVE and SUPPORT of His family, the Jewish People, ISRAEL!

YHVH will possess Judah as His portion in the holy land, and will again choose Jerusalem.  “Be silent, all flesh, before YHVH; for He is aroused from His holy habitation.” Zechariah 2:12-13

He is calling ALL of opinionated humanity to be silent before His Prophetic Will! It is time to lay down ALL of our opinions and LISTEN only to His Spirit of Prophecy.

For Zion’s sake I will not keep silent, and for Jerusalem’s sake I will not keep quiet, until her righteousness goes forth like brightness, and her salvation like a torch that is burning. Isaiah 62:1

Bishop Dominiquae & Rabbi BaruchYour Mentors and Friends in Israel,
Archbishop Dominiquae and Rabbi Baruch Bierman

For Zion’s sake I will not keep silent” Isaiah 62:1

The Counting of the Omer

Omer

The Counting of the Omer

Torah Portion KEDOSHIM – Vayikra (Leviticus) 19:1-20:27

You shall also count for yourselves from the day after the Sabbath, from the day when you brought in the sheaf of the wave offering; there shall be seven complete Sabbaths. Leviticus 23:15

Shabbat shalom dearly beloved!

Counting of the Omer (or Sefirat Ha’omer, Hebrew: ספירת העומר) is a verbal counting of each of the forty-nine days between the Biblical Holydays of Passover and Shavuot. This tradition derives from the Torah commandment to count forty-nine days beginning from the day on which the Omer, a sacrifice containing an omer-measure of barley, was offered in the Temple in Jerusalem, up until the day before an offering of wheat was brought to the Temple on Shavuot.

Counting of the OmerThe Counting of the Omer begins on the second day of Passover (the 16th of the first month or Nisan) for Rabbinic Jews and after the weekly Shabbat during Passover for Karaite Jews, and ends the day before the holiday of Shavuot, the ‘fiftieth day.’ We believe that the Counting of the Karaite Jews is the right one as it adheres to the Torah Commandment and not to rabbinical traditions!

WHO ARE THE KARAITE JEWS?

Karaite Judaism or Karaism meaning “Readers of the Hebrew Scriptures”- is a Jewish movement characterized by the recognition of the Tanakh alone as its supreme legal authority in Halakhah (practice), as well as in theology. It is distinct from Rabbinic Judaism, which considers the Oral law, the legal decisions of the Sanhedrin as codified in the Talmud and subsequent works to be authoritative interpretations of the Torah. It is thought to have arisen in the 7th-9th centuries CE in Baghdad and possibly in Egypt.

Karaites maintain that all of the divine commandments handed down to Moses by Elohim-God were recorded in the written Torah, without additional Oral Law or explanation. As a result, Karaite Jews do not accept as binding the written collections of the oral tradition in the Mishnah or Talmud. When interpreting the Tanakh, Karaites strive to adhere to the plain or most obvious meaning (peshat) of the text; this is not necessarily the literal meaning, but rather the meaning that would have been naturally understood by the ancient Israelites. Peshat means SIMPLE or non-complicated.

Truly I say to you, unless you are converted and become like children, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 18:3

SHAVUOT AND PENTECOST

ShavuotShavuot is also called the Feast of Weeks because of the counting of seven weeks since Passover and was also renamed “Pentecost” in Christian circles. Pentecost is derived from the Greek word for 50 and indeed when the Day of Shavuot came on the 50th Day since the Counting of the Omer, the disciples of Yeshua were all in one accord and then the Ruach Hakodesh (Holy Spirit) fell on each one of them as tongues of fire!

When the day of Pentecost (Shavuot!) had come, they were all together in one place. 2 And suddenly there came from heaven a noise like a violent rushing wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. 3 And there appeared to them tongues as of fire distributing themselves, and they rested on each one of them. 4 And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit was giving them utterance. Acts 2:1-4

Therefore both the Torah and the Outpouring of the Holy Spirit on the original Kehila (Early Church) happen on the 50th day since the day after weekly Shabbat within Passover on the Feast of Shavuot. 50 always represent full restoration, freedom and Jubilee!

JubileeYou shall thus consecrate the fiftieth year and proclaim a release through the land to all its inhabitants. It shall be a jubilee for you, and each of you shall return to his own property, and each of you shall return to his family. Leviticus 25:10

Receiving the Word (Torah) and the Spirit (Ruach) on the same day brings us the utmost freedom and to complete restoration! So Shavuot is an exciting Feast of fulfillment, freedom and restoration! It is also the Feast of First Fruits of the wheat harvest.

You shall celebrate the Feast of Weeks, that is, the first fruits of the wheat harvest. Exodus 34:22a

THE MEANING BEHIND THE COUNTING OF THE OMER

And he shall wave the sheaf (Omer of barley) before YHVH, to be accepted for you; on the morrow after the Sabbath (within Passover) the priest shall wave it. And ye shall count unto you from the morrow after the day of rest, from the day that ye brought the sheaf of the waving; seven weeks shall there be complete; even unto the morrow after the seventh week shall ye number fifty days; and ye shall present a new meal-offering unto YHVH (two wheat loaves at Shavuot). Leviticus 23:11, 15.16 KJV

The idea of counting each day represents spiritual preparation and anticipation for the giving of the Torah, which was given by God on Mount Sinai at the beginning of the second month (Sivan), at the same time as the holiday of Shavuot. Thus the Counting of the Omer demonstrates how much a Jew desires to accept the Torah in his own life like a convict that marks an x on every day that passes until his day of deliverance! It is not for nothing that King David wrote a love letter to the Torah in the longest Psalm in the Bible!

My soul is crushed with longing after Your ordinances at all times. Your testimonies also are my delight; they are my counselors. Psalms 119:20, 24

Counting of the OmerThe word OMER besides being the term for a measure of barley it also means the speech or the spoken word. Again we see how in Hebrew one word can mean the whole world!

The Counting of the Omer happens therefore since the Omer (certain measure) of (first fruits of) barley is presented at the Temple (during Passover) and until the two loaves of (first fruits) wheat bread are presented at the Temple 50 days later. So during these 49 days we count the days until the OMER (spoken word) of Elohim becomes WRITTEN TORAH on Mount Sinai on the 50th day!

Here is a Prophetic Instruction that can change your life!

Is there anything that you are struggling with that you cannot change? Declare the Word of YHVH with faith and expectancy every day for 49 days, and expect that on the 50th day it would be written in your heart! Take the word that He has spoken to your life, a word of instruction and promise and declare it for 49 days every day and see how your life comes to a place of total change and transformation!

So will My word be which goes forth from My mouth; It will not return to Me empty, without accomplishing what I desire, and without succeeding in the matter for which I sent it. Isaiah 55:11

When we “count the Omer” declaring His Word, fear and doubt will vanish from our hearts and when that happens miracles happen!

Truly I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says is going to happen, it will be granted him. Mark 11:23

Could it be that the disciples that gathered in the Upper Room were counting the Omer in prayer, rehearsing again and again the words that Yeshua told them?

But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be My witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest part of the earth.” Acts 1:8

And as they were repeating and declaring these words all of a sudden the Holy Spirit fell? They were eagerly waiting and praying and actively believing and declaring the Omer (the spoken words of Yeshua when He was with them!) and then a Mighty Rushing Wind….

UNITY-ECHAD BRINGS REVIVAL!

When the day of Pentecost (Shavuot) had come, they were all together in one place. 2 And suddenly there came from heaven a noise like a violent rushing wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. Acts 2:1-2

RuachThey were keeping the Commandments of the Father, Counting the Omer, in prayer and in one accord, keeping the Spoken Commandment (OMER!) of the Son and then the Ruach (Spirit) fell on all of them! This is the outcome of true UNITY- Echad, unity in plurality based on Truth and Obedience to the OMER, to the Commandment. The Father, the Son, the Ruach are Echad and the disciples were Echad! The Written Omer (Torah) of the Father, the Spoken Omer of the Son and the Power of the Holy Spirit fell confirming BOTH OMERS! The Commandment of the Father to count the Omer and to keep the Feast of Shavuot on the 50th Day and the Commandment of the Son to wait until the Power to walk in obedience to the Omer of the Father and the Son would come from on High!

Gathering them together, He commanded them not to leave Jerusalem, but to wait for what the Father had promised, “Which,” He said, “you heard of from Me; 5 for John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now.” Acts 1:4, 5

As we eagerly wait for Shavuot to come counting the Omer, remembering and declaring the Words of the Father and of the Son, may we be rewarded with a fresh new outpouring of the Holy Spirit in all of our lives! And may we be found faithful as we keep PRAYING FOR REVIVAL IN ISRAEL!

For Zion’s sake I will not keep silent, and for Jerusalem’s sake I will not keep quiet, until her righteousness goes forth like brightness, and her salvation like a torch that is burning. Isaiah 62:1

A happy and blessed Counting of the Omer season!

Bishop Dominiquae & Rabbi BaruchYour Mentors and Friends in Israel,
Bishop Dominiquae and Rabbi Baruch Bierman

For Zion’s sake I will not keep silent” Isaiah 62:1

A word for the hour between Passover and Shavuot

  • Basics of Faith

A word for the hour between Passover and Shavuot

Torah Portion ACHAREI MOT – Vayikra (Leviticus) 16:1-18:30

GO BACK TO BASICS

But I have this against you, that you have left your first love. Therefore remember from where you have fallen, and repent and do the deeds you did at first; or else I am coming to you and will remove your lamp stand (position and authority) out of its place–unless you repent. Revelation 2:4-5

Shabbat shalom dearly beloved:

I have been meditating on the fact that many wonderful servants of Yah (God) are suffering at the moment with all kind of family problems, financial problems, diseases and so on. Most of those I am talking about are the best of the best, the ones that have stuck with Yeshua through thick and thin, true overcomers!

This is what the Spirit of Elohim told me one morning 6 years ago:

Childlike faith“Stick to childlike faith like a bulldog with a bone! Let go of all anxiety, stress, fear and doubt. I am a good God and I reward those that diligently seek Me and serve Me. The enemy has but a short time and he has come with fury to steal, kill and destroy in My ranks. He is targeting My chosen servants, My most favored vessels, those that I have gifted with great anointing, gifts and talents to take My Bride through much trial and tribulation. The enemy has come to weed My ranks. The weariness of battle, the seeming delays of the fulfillment of My Promises, the many set- backs, disappointments, betrayals and curve balls that the enemy has sent have causes My chosen servants to suffer greatly. Their suffering is real but the enemy is seeking to steal their joy, faith, love and trust in Me. Come back to basics says YHVH, come back to total faith and trust and I will heal you of any residues from past battles. Exhale all bitterness, mistrust and disappointment. Inhale My WORD afresh. I am giving you a renewed anointing to worship Me SIMPLY (and not only with PA’s and all kinds of electronics). I am bringing you back to BASICS, to forgiveness, love, trust and childlike faith. My promises will not delay says YHVH when you come back to BASICS. Many of you have questions that are rooted in doubting My goodness. Those questions are hindering My Spirit from healing you! Remember that I said that ‘All things work together for good to those that love Me and are called by Me?’ Your regrets are hindering My forgiveness. I did not expect you to be perfect, just to be willing to be perfected by Me. Forgive yourself, forgive others and return to Me as if this is your first day in My Kingdom. Forget the hurt and pain of past battles and defeats and come to Me like a New Born Child. In My embrace I will heal you, quiet your fears and anxieties and cause you to trust Me again. With Me you are not a “great minister” or a “seasoned warrior” (even though you are!), with Me you are only My child and during this time of fierce battles for your soul you will find refuge in the Shadow of My Wings. I will speak to you a fresh word of encouragement and a fresh new direction. Remember how you were willing for Me to use you in “whatever?” Return to that attitude and you will be surprised at My goodness and the fresh new anointing in you! The very anointing that will flow through you to heal others will also heal you. I am calling you back to intimacy and trust, to lose your life that you may find it. Forgive yourself, forgive your disappointments. Be still (Harpu-Relax! Let Go!) and know (YADAH intimately know) that I am Elohim, your Creator that will Recreate you IF you let Me. Come and receive My rewards My Faithful Ones!” 7th of May 2010, Israel.

On top of it I received these Scriptures:

Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but YHVH delivers him out of them all. Psalms 34:19

Your word I have treasured (hidden as a treasure under a secret code) in my heart, that I may not sin against You. Psalms 119:11

I understood that YHVH was calling us to believe His word implicitly without a doubt or a question and totally disbelieve (not deny!) what we call “reality”.

I acknowledge that my reality is that my son was in the hospital for 4 months in critical condition but I disbelieve that this is the true Reality.

The True Reality is that the enemy tried to kill him but YHVH is working on something we can’t see to bring my son to Himself because He said:

Assuredly, the evil man will not go unpunished, but the descendants of the righteous will be delivered. Proverbs 11:21

He visited me with a promise, a clear Word in 1990 (26 years ago!)

Thus says YHVH, “Restrain your voice from weeping and your eyes from tears; For your work will be rewarded,” declares YHVH, “And they will return from the land of the enemy.”There is hope for your future,” declares YHVH, “And your children will return to their own territory. Jeremiah 31:16-17

TIME of the fulfillmentHe did not tell me the TIME of the fulfillment of this promise. When we expect Him to do it in OUR timing and He does not, we get terribly disappointed and hurt, anxious and bitter, grief sets in and it affects our health, our finances, our relationships and ministries. The Timing and the Way is in His hands! We are not to judge it but as Ecclesiastes says: “He makes everything beautiful in His own timing! Until that timing comes, God is working on “something” though we may not know what it is!

He has made everything beautiful in its time. He also has planted eternity in men’s hearts and minds [a divinely implanted sense of a purpose working through the ages which nothing under the sun but God alone can satisfy], yet so that man will not find out the work which God has done from the beginning even to the end. Ecclesiastes 3:11

If you have lost childlike faith and trust because His promises don’t seem to come to pass, remember us Jews who declared EVERY Passover “next year in Jerusalem” for 2000 years! 2000 years later YHVH kept the Word that He gave through Ezekiel and Isaiah that He will return us to the Land and He did it in ONE DAY after 2000 years on the 14th of May 1948!

Who has heard of such a thing? Who has seen such things? Can a land be born in one day? Or can a nation be brought forth all at once? As soon as Zion travailed, she also brought forth her sons. Isaiah 66:8

Under ConstructionWe are all “under construction” (Yes! Even us mighty Prophets, Apostles, Bishops, Pastors, Evangelists and Teachers!) He is building a stronger and more faithful and surrendered character in us and especially in those of us that would be considered Generals, Mayors or even Captains of His Army. For if we cannot be an example to the rest of the Body, who then can? We are assigned to EQUIP the Saints for the Works of the Ministry and that is not only with the Gifts of the Spirit but with the FRUIT also. Love, Patience, Faith and Joy are all FRUIT! The enemy has tried to devour our fruit in order to steal our gifts and leave us impotent to lead Yeshua’s Body on! (Galatians 5:22-26)

Shake the grief, bitterness, fear, anxiety, stress and disappointments and come back to the BASICS of faith, trust, prayer and worship says YHVH. The enemy can do nothing to those that are humble and simple in their faith says the Lord. My Word is TRUE!

Your Israeli mentors and friends that are praying for you!

Bishop Dominiquae & Rabbi BaruchYour Mentors and Friends in Israel,
Bishop Dominiquae and Rabbi Baruch Bierman

For Zion’s sake I will not keep silent” Isaiah 62:1

First Fruits of the year of Jubilee

  • Feast of First Fruits

First Fruits of the year of Jubilee

Torah Portion PESACH VII – (Exodus 13:17-15:26) (Numbers 28:16-25)

Then YHVH spoke to Moses, saying, “Speak to the sons of Israel and say to them, ‘When you enter the land which I am going to give to you and reap its harvest, then you shall bring in the sheaf of the first fruits of your harvest to the priest. He shall wave the sheaf before YHVH for you to be accepted; on the day after the Shabbat the priest shall wave it. Leviticus 23:10-11

Shalom and a Blessed Feast of Matza- Unleavened Bread to all!

This being the Year of Yovel (Jubilee) it makes it mandatory to understand the commandments that relate to normal years and to the Year of Jubilee, commandments that are connected with the harvest. Since both the Shmita Year and the Year of Yovel are years when no sowing, reaping and pruning is allowed, how are we to relate to the tithes and the first fruits? Moreover how are we to relate to it in the 21st Century in a non -agricultural society?

I believe that this is exactly what Paul meant when he said:

Who also made us sufficient as ministers of the new covenant, not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life. 2 Corinthians 3:6 NKJV

All the laws of Yah (God) are His Word and we are to relate to them with seriousness however we need to correctly interpret them for them to profit us today. This is what Paul meant when he said to Timothy:

All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness. 2 Timothy 3:16

All Scripture includes the Five Books of the Blueprint, which people call The Five Books of Moses. These are not the Books of Moses, they are the instructions YHVH gave to Moshe, Israel’s Deliverer to give to the Sons of Israel (including the Daughters!) and to the sojourners, or the Gentiles that join them.

The same law shall apply to the native as to the stranger who sojourns among you.” Exodus 12:49

TorahAll the Torah- Instructions-Laws of YHVH are His Word. Some of them we cannot obey today literally because they are in context, or they are for that certain season. However the SPIRIT of the Commandment lives on! That is why the Letter of the Law kills but the Spirit gives LIFE! Because if we relate to the letter without taking into consideration the context, the season and the historical setting, we can wrongly interpret laws and commandments and bring bondage instead of freedom. Yeshua brought the freedom of walking in intimacy with Him, rightly dividing the Word of Truth! The Word of Truth includes the First Five Books of the Bible and all the laws and Commandments of Elohim! But we need to rightly divide it and we need to be careful not to become dogmatic, rigid, religious or LAX (both ends!) so it can profit us for us to walk in righteousness! ALL Scripture should profit us so we can walk in righteousness which is in the Right Way! The Holy Spirit coupled with historical knowledge assists us in rightly interpreting His Word!

Should we be concerned to apply His Commandments to our life today? What a question! His Word is Eternal and it is the Most Precious Possession we have! It is more important than gold or diamonds and all riches of the earth! Just like miners risk their lives to mine gold or diamonds because it is so valuable, we should be willing to lose our lives in order to find the “nuggets” that are buried in Yah’s word! Always remembering that the Letter of the Law kills but the Spirit gives life!

Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant seeking beautiful pearls, who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had and bought it. Matthew 13:45-46 NKJV

Are you ready to delve into the true meaning of the First Fruits sacrifice?

Feast of First Fruit The Feast of First Fruit happens after the Shabbat. If Passover happens on Wednesday (4th Day of the Week) then the Feast of First Fruits would happen on Saturday evening after the Shabbat is over. Please remember that the Biblical Day always starts in the evening as described in Genesis 1. The purpose was to bring the first fruits of grain to the Priest so that the rest of the crops would be blessed. This was to be the FIRST of the First Fruits of the year as the Biblical Year starts in the month of Aviv (Called Nissan as well).

This is the month of Passover which is the First Feast of the Biblical Calendar Cycle. (See Leviticus 23). So the Month of Aviv, is a month of FIRSTS:

  1. First Month of the Biblical Calendar Cycle
  2. Passover on the 14th Day of Aviv is the FIRST Feast of the Holy Feast Calendar
  3. First fruits that occurs after the Passover during the Feast of Matza (Unleavened Bread) is the FIRST of all the First fruit sacrifices/offerings that are required.

Yeshua was raised from the dead on the Feast of First Fruits that falls within the Passover week and He indeed rose from the dead on the 3rd Day at the end of the weekly Shabbat. He was crucified on the 4thDay (Wednesday), then the Feast Day came and 3 days later, (Saturday sun set) he was raised from the dead as the FIRST fruits of the resurrection on the Feast of First Fruits.

YeshuaBut now Messiah has been raised from the dead, the first fruits of those who have fallen asleep.1 Corinthians 15:20

I personally believe that He was crucified, buried and resurrected on a Year of Jubilee. The Year of Jubilee is the Year of RELEASE of debts and slaves, is the Year of Redemption of lands that had been lost and people that had been enslaved (See Leviticus 25). In order to fulfill all righteousness He had to do all according to the Biblical Pattern. He also made the Jubilee proclamation when He preached in the synagogue in Nazareth. He said that this was the Year of YHVH’s Favor which is synonym to the Year of Jubilee.

THE SPIRIT OF THE LORD IS UPON ME, BECAUSE HE HAS ANOINTED ME TO PREACH THE GOSPEL TO THE POOR; HE HAS SENT ME TO HEAL THE BROKENHEARTED, TO PROCLAIM LIBERTY TO THE CAPTIVESAND RECOVERY OF SIGHT TO THE BLIND, TO SET AT LIBERTY THOSE WHO ARE OPPRESSED. TO PROCLAIM THE FAVORABLE YEAR OR THE LORD. Luke 4:18-9

He declared: Now this Scripture is fulfilled in your eyes!

Then He closed the book, and gave it back to the attendant and sat down. And the eyes of all who were in the synagogue were fixed on Him. And He began to say to them, “Today this Scripture is fulfilled in your hearing. Luke 4:20-21

This would mean that Yeshua was the Pessach Sacrificial Lamb that was offered as FIRST FRUITS of the Resurrection during the Feast of FIRST FRUITS of the Year of Jubilee!

He was the most potent First Fruits Offerings ever offered during the Feast of First Fruits! He was a COMPLETE SACRIFICE. He was not a partial sacrifice but He completely offered Himself in order to bring forth the full force of the Jubilee Promise:

RELEASE FROM DEBT AND SLAVERY and RETURN to the Original Inheritance Elohim gave Israel and ultimately ADAM!

And you shall consecrate the fiftieth year, and proclaim liberty throughout all the land to all its inhabitants. It shall be a Jubilee for you; and each of you shall return to his possession, and each of you shall return to his family.  Leviticus 25:10

FreedomWhat was the outcome of this Extravagant First Fruit Offering? The RELEASE of Mankind from our debt to the Almighty and complete Freedom from the slavery to sin. The total redemption of all human beings wherever they would be! The multiplication of this seed is LIMITLESS! Yeshua keeps on being multiplied inside of the hearts of all those who receive Him and surrender to Him. The Harvest of Yeshua as THE FIRST FRUITS offering of the Jubilee, the Year of YHVH’s Favor has been ongoing for about 2000 years and it will never stop!

How are we to relate to the Feast of First fruits today if Yeshua did it all? As I said before the Commandments of the Father are eternal but we need to know them in context. I am not in agriculture, neither are most of you therefore I need to seek for the Spirit of the Commandment!

Yeshua gave Himself as the sacrifice and as the First Fruits Offering during the Year of Jubilee. How are we to follow?

By doing exactly the same! By presenting ourselves before YHVH as a First Fruits Offering.

I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. Romans 12:1

As we do that He will accept us and will bless us as He blessed Yeshua when after He suffered, He was exalted! It is only those who abase themselves and surrender themselves to Adonai that can be elevated and exalted! The Year of Jubilee presents us with the opportunity of following in the footsteps of our Master in presenting ourselves, our possessions, our plans, our desires and all that we are as a First Fruits to YHVH.

And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross. Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name. Philippians 2:8-9

Then once the Year of Jubilee is over we can start a new 50 Year Cycle in a completely new place where we have never been before. A new place of Blessing, Power and Authority in order to be fruitful and multiply disciples just as Elohim commanded Adam and reiterated it through Yeshua when He said,

Go and make disciples of all nations!

The First Fruits of the Year of Jubilee is the most Potent Offering you can ever give and therefore we must be careful to offer all that He requires! If not we will miss the opportunity of endless harvest and multiplication! This is true about our lives as it is true of our possessions!

OfferingWhat is He requiring of you to give this Year of Jubilee? Remember that in order to have a RESURRECTION there has to be a death and a burial first. First a SEED needs to be put in the ground where it disappears from sight and then as it is buried, one day it springs forth, it rises from the dead and as the First Fruits are offered, the rest of its harvest will be blessed! It is the same in our lives and the same in our giving. However this being the Year of Jubilee, it is not a normal sowing or a normal harvest, it is a SUPERNATURAL occurrence. It happens in the spiritual realm and at the speed of light. That is why Yeshua’s death, burial and resurrection took only 3 days!

In the same way as we offer ourselves as the Jubilee-First Fruits offering, and all that we are and have to our Great High Priest, He will accept us and release His Favor upon our lives in the biggest dimension possible! And our Harvest will be endless!

A FIRSTFRUITS JUBILEE PRAYER

Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying: “Whom shall I send, and who will go for Us?” Then I said, “Here am I! Send me.” Isaiah 6:8

Abba father HINENI, here I am to do Your will and to offer myself as Your special First fruits Jubilee Offering during this Your Feast and this month of Aviv, to follow in the footsteps of Your Son Yeshua and my Messiah, who gave Himself totally to You! I give myself, all that I am and all that I have to You as a Living Sacrifice. Please accept me as the First Fruits Offering and release Your Favor upon my life that I can bring forth MUCH fruit for Your Glory, so my harvest will be ENDLESS! Amen!

I am here to say with the Prophet Isaiah:

HINENI – Here I am send me, use me, be glorified through me! In Yeshua’s Mighty name. Amen!

Bishop Dominiquae & Rabbi BaruchYour Mentors and Friends in Israel,
Bishop Dominiquae and Rabbi Baruch Bierman

For Zion’s sake I will not keep silent” Isaiah 62:1