Spiritual Housekeeping

Spiritual Housekeeping

I enjoy reading the stories of the wandering of the children of Israel through the wilderness.   Their struggles are common to all of us. The children of Israel endured many trials along the way to the Promised Land.   Numbers 4:21, explains that the children of Israel’s journey through the wilderness was filled with many painful circumstances and traumatic events that left the soul of the people discouraged.

Numbers 4:21:

“And they journeyed from mount Hor by the way of the Red sea, to compass the land of Edom: and the soul of the people was much discouraged because of the way.”

In fact, Israel became so embittered and disillusioned in their journey that they began to complain against God and against Moses.  The people even complained about the supernatural provision {the manna} that God sent to their front door.  Numbers Chapter 21, declares that the complaint of the people became so bitter that the Lord sent serpents to punish them.

Beloveds, has your difficult life journey marred your soul with discouragement and weariness?  If so, you are not alone.  We are all tempted to become discouraged, weary, and impatient when we are faced with times of famine, drought, set-backs, illnesses, and attacks from the enemy. 

In this week’s scripture reading the children of Israel were ordered to inspect their homes to see if there were signs of contamination that would spread as a disease in the household.  Beloveds, we are going to do some spiritual housekeeping today! 

Today, let us take an introspective look at our spiritual house {our souls} so that we can be free from contamination, i.e. discouragement, oppression, depression, disillusionment, impatience, rejection, bitterness, and weariness. This contamination keeps us from being the healthy individuals that God desires us to be. 

Yeshua said in Mark 3:27, if anyone wants to enter a strongman’s house he must first bind the strongman.  Yeshua, has come to bind the strongman so that we can experience freedom in our souls!  Just as Moses, lifted up the bronze serpent in Numbers 21:9, so that Israel would find relief, likewise Yeshua was lifted up so that all who look to Him can find relief. 

Dwelling Among The Tombs

In Luke 8:26-38, there was a man who lived among the tombs.  The Bible is silent about this man’s history.  However, we can surmise that something occurred in this man’s life journey that left him wounded, oppressed, possessed, and dwelling among the tombs. 

Like this man, some of us have experienced horrible situations that left us wounded.  We are dwelling among the “tombs” of past hurts, pains, broken hearts, disillusionment, disappointments, tragedies, and failures. 

However, we can choose to use what happened in our live for the glory of the Lord.  We do not have to become bitter.  It’s a choice.  We can choose to rejoice in all things.  We have a choice to bear fruit in all things.    We can choose to wait until our change comes (Job 14:14b).

The Bible declares that Yeshua not only set the man at the tombs free, He restored this man’s IDENTITY and his PURPOSE.  The Bible declares that Yeshua commissioned this man to preach the gospel.  Beloveds, when you have been set-free, you can’t resist proclaiming God’s goodness. 

Luke 8:38-39:

“….Yeshua sent him away, saying,“Return to your home, and describe all that God has done for you. So he went away, proclaiming throughout the whole town all that Yeshua had done for him.”

Seasons of Redemption

Beloveds, we are entering a very POWERFUL season of redemption.  As we celebrate Passover and Yeshua’s Resurrection, let us be reminded that the POWER of Yeshua’s resurrection is at work in our lives today. 

Beloveds, if you have been battered by life’s hard journey I encourage you to soak in God’s presence during this season of Pesach.   In my spiritual walk, I have learned to not allow my soul to become discouraged in hard times.   In the name of Yeshua, I command my soul to be encouraged at all times.  Beloveds the strength we need for life’s hard journey does not come from within ourselves, but from God!    

When we have been wounded we need God’s intensive care.  Many of you know my testimony.  I am going to tell you my secret for thriving in the midst of life’s hard journey.  Following Yeshua’s example, I take regular intervals of consecration.  Every January, I begin the secular New Year with a season of consecration where I strategically pray into the New Year. 

In the spring, from Purim to Passover, I enter another season of prayer and consecration where I focus on restoration and redemption

From Passover to Shavuot (Pentecost), I’m in the presence of the Lord asking for new wine and new wine skins

From Shavuot to Yom Teruah, I enjoy the splendor of summer. 

From Yom Teruah to Sukkot I bask in an open heaven

Beloveds, I encourage you to spend time soaking in the presence of God during this season of Passover and Resurrection.  May God’s people everywhere experience healing and redemption from the pain of life’s hard journey so that we need not or no longer dwell among the tombs.   In Yeshua’s name – Amen. 

Psalms 107:2

Let the redeemed of Adonai say so—whom He redeemed from the hand of the foe.”

“I have been redeemed…..”

Healing Your Soul With Katie Souza – Episodes 1-50

She Bears Seed

She Bears Seed

Women of God, do you feel like you are about to GIVE BIRTH to something GREAT!  All you need is someone to believe in you.  Is there a promise inside of you just waiting for fruition?  Ladies, all you need is someone to get behind you and say PUSH! 

What does it mean to live our BEST LIFE?  To live your BEST LIFE is to walk in your God given PURPOSE.  God created each of us uniquely.  God placed within us a GIFT to serve humanity.  How you express that GIFT is your CALLING.  For some it is to TEACH.  For some it is to HEAL.  For some it is to show HOSPITALITY.  For some it is to show MERCY.  For some it is to administer JUSTICE.  For some it is to MOTIVATE.  For some it is to ADMINISTRATE.

PUSH:   Ladies, if you have a GIFT locked inside of you, get ready to BIRTH IT!  Don’t downgrade your dreams just to fit your reality.  UPGRADE your conviction to match your DESTINY!   Create your own opportunities!  Walk in your PURPOSE with CONFIDENCE as the REVOLUTIONARY woman that God has created you to be. 

The purpose of today’s teaching is to help you DEFINE your CALLING and your SPHERE of INFLUENCE.  Yeshua tells us in Matthew 10:14 that our sphere of influence may not be the people we think.  We must be open to the fact that God has destined us to reach the people that He wants us to reach. 

The biggest lesson I have learned in ministry is to accept my sphere of influence.  The worst feeling I have ever had is to have INSPIRATION and CREATIVITY locked on the inside of me and not be able to express it. 

So, I DISCOVERED WAYS to express my gift of INSPIRATION.  I host several bible studies. I volunteer with the homeless.  I mentor youth.   I motivate others to be the BEST EXPRESSION of themselves in God. 

I also blog and publish devotionals that have a GLOBAL IMPACT in spreading the gospel of Yeshua Messiah.  These devotionals reach people in Australia, the UK, Russia, Pakistan, China, Malaysia, Zimbabwe… all over the world. 

“Beloveds, CREATE OPPORTUNITIES to inspire others to walk in DEEP DEVOTION towards God!  That is your MINISTRY.  That’s your CALLING.  That’s your PURPOSE.” 

Beloveds, transformation matters!  As we move from one phase in our lives to the next, we should first draw close to God. God invites each one of us to spend time alone with Him in order to PURIFY our hearts, DEEPEN our relationship with Him, and to DISCOVER our PURPOSE. 

Beloveds, a woman who is with child has to GIVE BIRTH at some point.  Likewise, beloveds, we cannot remain full of potential forever!   At some point we have to BIRTH that PROMISE, RELEASE OUR POTENTIAL, and WALK IN OUR PURPOSE. 

PUSH: Today, I am your midwife to help you BIRTH your POTENTIAL! 

PUSH:  Go on with your FABULOUS self!  Start your business!  Make that career move!  Walk in your ministry!  Express your GIFT!  PUBLISH that book!  Live your BEST life!  Playing small doesn’t serve the kingdom of God.     

PUSH:  Go on with your BEAUTIFUL self…   Your TALENTED self….  Your INTELLIGENT self…  Give BIRTH to what God has put on the inside of you.   You don’t know the global impact that you will have in reaching the world for Yeshua by just walking in your PURPOSE.   Women of God, it is time to BIRTH your DESTINY! 

Psalms 139:16:

“Your eyes saw me when I was unformed, and in Your book were written the days that were formed—when not one of them had come to be.”

Jeremiah 29:11:

“For I know the plans that I have in mind for you,” declares Adonai, “plans for shalom and not calamity—to give you a future and a hope.”

“May Abba fulfill all the dreams that He dreamed when He created you!”

Worship Experience:

Martha Munizzi – I know The Plana

The Tragedy of Ahithophel: A Saga of Betrayal, Bitterness, & Revenge

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I love reading the stories of the Old Testament.  I can relate to the stories, because the people are flawed… much like we are.  They find themselves in impossible situations… much like we do.  The stories of the Old-Testament are better than any box-office thriller.  One of my favorite people in the bible is King David.  I glean so much wisdom from his victories and his failures. 

THE DEEP ROOTS OF BITTERNESS

Mathew 5:21-25a:

“You have heard that it was said to the people long ago, ‘You shall not murder,and anyone who murders will be subject to judgment.’ But I tell you that anyone who is angry with a brother or sister will be subject to judgment. Again, anyone who says to a brother or sister, ‘Raca,’ is answerable to the court. And anyone who says, ‘You fool!’ will be in danger of the fire of hell.  Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother or sister has something against you; leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to them; then come and offer your gift.  Settle matters quickly with your adversary….” 

Today, let’s take a look at one of the saddest stories in the Bible. The story is about a man named Ahithophel.  Throughout history Ahithophel has been compared to Judas Iscariot and has been labeled “the man who betrayed King David” … but there is so much more to his story.  Ahithophel was really a good man… a man who was betrayed by a friend…. a man who became bitter… and that bitterness led him to a tragic end.

From our expose’ on the tragedy of Ahithophel, we will see that bitterness left unchecked often will produce a murderous spirit.  We are no different when we look for opportunities to gossip, slander, and make back-handed compliments about those who we are angry with.  Jesus tells us that we are in danger when we reach this place.

WE HAD THINGS IN COMMON

2 Samuel 16:23:

“And the counsel of Ahithophel, which he counselled in those days, was as if a man had inquired at the oracle of God: so was all the counsel of Ahithophel both with David and with Absalom.” 

I Chronicles 27:33:

“And Ahithophel was the king’s counselor: and Hushai the Archite was the king’s companion.”

1 Chronicles 27:33 tells us Ahithophel’s rank in David’s court.  Ahithophel was one of David’s most cherished and trusted advisers.  It seems difficult to understand how this highly beloved and esteemed friend could become a traitor.  Let’s keep reading, the answer is in the scriptures. 

Our first clue:

2 Samuel 11:2-3:

“And it came to pass in an eveningtide, that David arose from off his bed, and walked upon the roof of the king’s house: and from the roof he saw a woman washing herself; and the woman was very beautiful to look upon.  And David sent and enquired after the woman. And one said, Is not this Bathsheba, the daughter of Eliam, the wife of Uriah the Hittite.”

Now we know that Bathsheba is the daughter of Eliam.  Now, let’s find out who was Eliam.  Our final clue is found in the list of David’s Mighty Men in 2 Samuel 23:34(b), “…Eliam son of Ahithophel the Gilonite.”  

Eliam is one of King David’s Mighty-Men.  These men were radically loyal to King David.  These men loved King David. They would give their life for King David.  They were David’s skilled assassins.     Now, we see a clear picture, Bathsheba was Eliam’s daughter and Ahithophel’s grand-daughter. 

BETRAYED

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This is where the tragedy begins.  You know the story.  David defiles Bathsheba; the daughter of Eliam, who had risked his life in the service of the King; the grand-daughter of Ahithophel, the one in whom he had taken sweet counsel.

The etymological root of Bathsheba’s name Bathshua “daughter of my prosperity” gives us a clue of how much this beautiful young woman was adored by her fathers.  I am sure that careful attention had been given to the planning of her future.  Her marriage to the young military officer, Uriah, no doubt arranged by her father, would have provided Bathsheba with a secure and honorable life.  Ahithophel’s grand-daughter had been defiled and disgraced by his best friend, King David.

Had this been any other adulterous couple, both would have been stoned to death. Instead, careful planning went into covering up their sin. Including, David having Uriah killed.

So, we now understand Ahithophel’s fury towards David. David crossed the line. From this tragedy we learn that in friendships it is good to have “defined boundaries” so that we walk carefully with one another in the utmost respect, love, and wisdom.

I have seen men tolerate a lot of differences, but when a man’s family is threatened, it is a man’s instinctive behavior to protect and defend his family. Ahithophel knew the king very well. Ahithophel knew that King David’s initial intentions towards Bathsheba were not honorable and were motivated by passion and lust. 

Isn’t it ironic, that the enemy often uses the people closest to us to break our hearts?  The person you let your guard down for…  The person you trusted with your secrets….  The person you laughed with… the person you cried with… your prayer partner… your confidant… your friend.

At times, no amount of vetting could prepare us for the sting of betrayal.  The crippling pain that comes from betrayal is indescribable.  How to get over is no easy task.  My prescription has always been to scream out to God in tears and stay in His presence until He takes away the sting, mends my broken heart, dries my tears, caresses my soul, and restores my joy. 

Psalms 55:12-14:

“For it is not an enemy who reproaches me; Then I could bear it. Nor is it one who hates me who has exalted himself against me; Then I could hide from him.  But it was you, a man my equal, My companion and my acquaintance.  We took sweet counsel together, and walked to the house of God in the throng.” 

Unfortunately, people do not come with warning labels.  We cannot control the actions of others.  We will suffer some hurt in this life. Yet, I am a witness, that God does take away the sting… and you will find your way to sing again, to laugh, and to love again. 

HOLDING A GRUDGE

“Betrayed by his friend the king… Ahithophel saddled his donkey and returned to his home in Giloh….”

2 Samuel 13:12:

“Absalom sent for Ahithophel the Gilonite, David’s counselor, from his city, even from Giloh, while he was offering the sacrifices. The conspiracy was strong; for the people increased continually with Absalom.”

We hear from Ahithophel again about ten years later, shortly before Absalom’s rebellion.   For ten years, Ahithophel nursed his offenses, stoked the fire of his pain, and fanned the flames of the injustice done to him.  The hurt became hate and grew into a big, hairy, gnarling monster of a grudge with teeth.

It is a myth that times heal all wounds.  Time just causes wounds to fester.  The sting of betrayal is like serpents bite leaving a deadly venom that if left uncheck could eventually destroy you – as it did Ahithophel. 

We all have our stories…  Hurt is real.  Pain is real.  Jesus does not dismiss the wrong done to us.  However, we miss God when we demand justice…. “Well, you say someone has to pay”… Jesus already paid.  Jesus covers the offense, the offender, and the offended with His precious BLOOD – and if we stay in His presence He will bring us to a place of lasting peace. 

For ten years, Ahithophel, sat in his house, and waited for the opportune time to strike at David.  Yet, little did Ahithophel know that during those ten years, David was dealing with the consequences of sin.  We cannot be the victim, the judge, the jury, and the executioner.  GOD IS IN CONTROL – and He handles these hard situations for better than we can. 

A TRAGIC END

“Be very careful when your enemies and your friends… become friends…. You just may become the casualty that they both have in common.” 

You know the rest of the story…

2 Samuel 17:14:

“…For the LORD had appointed to defeat the good counsel of Ahithophel, to the intent that the LORD might bring disaster upon Absalom.”

Absalom and Ahithophel plotted against King David, to take the scepter of Israel… and end King David’s life.  The Bible indicates that God had to intervene in Ahithophel’s counsel, or David would have been killed.

“The purposes of God are always far greater than the men whom He uses to bring about His purpose.  “

King David was not a perfect man.  But he was the man God had chosen to lead Israel.  The house of David would also be the house in which the Messiah would come.  God would defend His interest in Israel and in David no matter what. 

Seeing that Absalom’s fate was doomed….  Ahithophel knew that he was a dead man walking…. it was just a matter of time that King David would return to Jerusalem and to the throne.  So Ahithophel, this powerful man, who once upon a time, walked closely with God, and with the king, returned to his home, put his affairs in order, and took his own life.  

2 Samuel 17:14:

“When Ahithophel saw that his advice had not been followed, he saddled his donkey and set out for his house in his hometown. He put his house in order and then hanged himself.” 

Nothing good ever comes out of bitterness….

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More Prayer Points:

“Father I release {person’s name} from the offense they have caused me.  Jesus, I bring us both to the foot of the cross where your Blood covers their sins and my sins.  I forgive {person’s name}. 

Father, please help {person’s name} to forgive me.  Please help me to forgive
{person’s name}.

Father, please remove every form of bitterness from our hearts.

Father, please take away the sting and erase the memory from the offense from the recesses our souls 

Lord, fill us with Your joy, Your love, and Your peace until we can love one another like You love us. 

In Jesus name – AMEN.”

Worship Experience:

The Sacrafice of Praise

Greetings Beloveds,

In Leviticus Chapter 9, Moses and Aaron gather specific offerings to bring before the Lord. The entire community of Israel came forward and stood before the Lord as Moses requested.

Leviticus 9:6:

Moses said, “This is what Adonai commanded that you shall do, so that the glory of Adonai may appear to you.”

Moses and Aaron blessed the people and offered a sacrifice. Then, FIRE fell from heaven and consumed the sacrifice! God revealed His glory to all the people, they shouted for joy, and fell on their faces before the Lord!

It would have been nice if we could just end the story there. However, the rest of this Torah portion serves as a warning, that humanity often has the tendency to take matters into our own hands instead of following God’s instructions.

In last week’s message (Fire on the Altar: Burning With Passion for God) God gave the Kohanim [Priests] specific instructions on how to oversee the altar and burnt-offerings. God also gave the Kohanim specific instructions on how to keep the perpetual flame burning continuously. However, this week, God warns the Kohanim of offering “strange fire.”

Leviticus 10:1-2:

Now Aaron’s sons Nadab and Abihu each took his own censer, put fire in it, laid incense over it, and offered unauthorized fire before Adonai—which He had not commanded them. So fire came out from the presence of Adonai and consumed them. So they died before Adonai.”

The Sacrifice of Praise

Beloveds, I can tell you a lot about fire. I have been a Spirit-filled believer for nearly 30-years. I received Yeshua in a fiery Pentecostal church where God gave me a strong foundation. When it comes to fire, passion, and zeal, I am as fiery as they come.

Over the years, I have seen the PRESENCE of God move in ways that left worshipers wrecked under the POWER of God. Likewise, I have also seen spiritual leaders disrupt God’s move and bring disorder, chaos, and even destruction because they offered strange fire instead of pure worship.

In our scripture reading, God revealed His GLORY to the entire community! The FIRE of God fell from heaven and consumed the sacrifice! The people REJOICED and they all fell on their faces before the Lord!

Now, I have experienced some fiery revival services, but I doubt if any of us can say that we have ever experienced God’s presence in a manner that is described in Leviticus Chapter 9.

In our scripture reading, God’s intentions to visit His people were very straight forward. Even God’s instructions to Aaron and the Kohanim were very simple. Basically, God said, to the Kohanim, if you bring the sacrifice, I will bring the FIRE to consume the sacrifice!

I wonder what Nadab and Abihu were thinking when they chose to bring their own incense and their own fire to attempt to consume the sacrifice themselves. BIG MISTAKE!

Beloveds, we also make this mistake when we forsake God’s instructions and follow strange practices with an attempt to engage spiritually outside of God’s limits.

Nadab and Abihu perished because they didn’t adhere to the Lord’s precepts in bringing the proper sacrifice before the presence of our holy God.

Likewise, today Yeshua, is the ultimate sacrifice. Yeshua is the Lamb of God who redeems us from sin and eternal destruction. Yeshua is the ONLY WAY to salvation. Today, there are many like Nadab and Abihu who attempt to find their own spiritual path outside of God’s protection. The Bible clearly tells us that this line of thought only leads to destruction.

Hebrews 4:12:

There is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved!”

In this week’s scripture reading, God delighted in revealing His GLORY to His people. Likewise, today, God delights in revealing His GLORY to us.

Beloveds, the instructions for entering God’s presence is simple; embrace Yeshua our ultimate sacrifice!

Hebrews 13:15:

Through Yeshua then, let us continually offer up to God a SACRIFICE OF PRAISE —the fruit of lips giving thanks to His name.”

Worship Experience:

The Atomic Power of Prayer: Rules of Engagement

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Dr. Cindy Trimm
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Praying Your Way To Breakthrough

There is a spiritual battle going on and God has given us Rules of Engagement through His Word to help us walk in God’s power and authority.

Strategic Prayer Warrior and Intercessor, Dr. Cindy Trimm is a sought-after transformational leader. She has earned a distinguished reputation as a catalyst of change and voice of hope to the nations.

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Pray With Me – Intercession

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Commanding Your Morning
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Reaching Full Maturity
A Life of Fulfillment
A Pace Called There
A Seven Fold Blessing
The DNA of Destiny
Developing Standout Character
The Grace For Accelerated Growth
What’s Your Assignment
Stand and Let God Fight Your Battle
Moving In God’s Divine Timing
Identity
Think Like A Visionary
Pushed Into Our Place of Power
A Place Called Tomorrow
Discover Where You Truly Belong
Your Spiritual Covering
The Role of Your Spiritual Father & Mother
Divine Mentorship
The Protocol of Submission
Walking In Your Dreams
Set Your Vision Higher

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Advanced Spiritual Warfare: Possessing The Gates of Victory

Advanced Spiritual Warfare: Possessing The Gates of Victory

The Jewish celebration of Purim begins at sundown tonight (3/20/2019). Purim is the celebration of the victory the Jewish people experienced from the plot of Haman to annihilate the Jews while in captivity in the Medo-Persian Empire found in the book of Esther.  In this biblical account, God demonstrated His unique and sovereign protection and preservation of His chosen people – through whom it had been prophesied that our Savior would come.

Why is Purim Important to Believers?

The Bible tells us that the stories and events recorded therein serve as examples to us of how we should live at the end of time.

1 Corinthians 10:11:

“Now all these things happened to them as examples, and they were written for our admonition, on whom the ends of the ages have come.”

The story of Purim is filled with lessons about God’s sovereign providence, as well as principles of ultimate justice and vindication against our enemies.  God will never leave us in the hands of our enemies. His assistance will overcome all advantages of number and strength of those that defy those who put their trust in Him. 

In this season of redemption and breakthrough, may every assignment of the enemy that has fought against your peace, fought against your breakthrough, and fought against your purpose FALL after the order of HAMAN!

I declare over you this day that you shall have PEACE. You shall have JOY. You shall walk upon God’s HIGH PLACES!

If you have been contending for a breakthrough in any area in your life, there is an open heaven during this season of redemption. 

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Released Into Destiny

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Defeating Haman

Defeating Jealous Spirits

Silencing The Accuser

Dismantling Satanic Agendas

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Advanced Spiritual Warfare: Defeating The Kundalini Spirit

The Kundalini Warning

What is Kundalini? The Kundalini or serpent spirit (in Greek, puthon or python;  see Acts 16:16) is a demon that attempts to crush the human spirit and inhabit a human body. The Kundalini and the Python spirit are one in the same.  Knowingly or unknowingly, many who practice yoga, occult practices like: witchcraft, fortune telling, new age, acupuncture, and other eastern philosophies, and medical practices will awaken the Kundalini spirit in order to gain a greater (false) sense of well being, peace, awareness, and spiritual knowledge. Yahweh is opposed to these practices.

We are spiritual beings, we either belong to God’s Kingdom or the kingdom of darkness (Satan’s kingdom). When we expose ourselves to darkness, we are connecting/yoking with the kingdom of darkness.  Those who practice or have practiced yoga and eastern meditations and healing practices have knowingly or unknowingly awaken the Kundalini / python spirit, i.e. witchcraft.

How Does The Kundalini / Python Spirit Manifest?

The Kundalini / python spirit attacks the prophetic, the apostolic, and the authentic move of God.  Let’s take a look at the following scripture reference:

Acts 16:16-17:

“Now it happened, as we went to prayer, that a certain slave girl possessed with a spirit of divination met us, who brought her masters much profit by fortune-telling. This girl followed Paul and us, and cried out, saying, ‘These men are the servants of the Most High God, who proclaim to us the way of salvation.’ And this she did for many days”

Notice, how the python spirit in the girl who followed Paul and Silas harassed them.  The python spirit will counterfeit the Holy Spirit and will often attack “the authentic” move of God.  If you are a prophetic person, you have likely experienced a python attack. The python attack is meant to discredit you, to raise questions concerning your authenticity and your devotion to God

Beloveds, when you experience this kind of attack, do not panic or retaliate, this is what the python spirit expects of you.  This attack is meant for you to misrepresent God by operating in the soulish realm (the emotions).    BE STILL!! Get into the word of God.  Get into the presence of God in praise and worship. 

The python attack is meant to silence you, confuse you, and slander you, so that the work of God would have no effect in your life.  You have to be methodological in your strategy to overcome the python spirit.   Today, we are going to look at how to identify, resist, and overcome this spirit.   

What is the Python Spirit After?

Just as the serpent (Satan) attempted to usurp God’s authority in the garden with the enticement of knowing good and evil, likewise the serpent spirit today attempts to usurp God’s authority, twist God’s truth, and perpetuate the counterfeit through demonic powers and ungodly intelligence. God warned Adam not to eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil and we should take heed likewise.

The python spirit knows it has no authority in the life, marriage, family, home, business, church, and city that prays, so it works to distract people from praying and getting into God’s presence, so the purposes of God are not established in a person’s life.

The python desires to kill, steal, destroy (John 10:10). The python spirit will attempt to crush your spirit, devour your destiny, silence your prayer life, and silence the HIGH PRAISES OF GOD.

Apostle Paul was on his way to the house of prayer when the python spirit attacked. Python doesn’t want you in the place of prayer (in the presence of God) because when you are engaging in Spirit-led prayer you’re doing damage to the kingdom of darkness. The enemy knows that your authority in Yeshua is what sets you free from oppression—and sets others free around you.

Note: It is necessary to point out that the Kundalini / Python spirit is a counterfeit spirit. The Kundalini spirit mimics the Holy Spirit. In many cases, only discernment can expose the counterfeit. We will cover this shortly.

Apostle Paul had a strong relationship with Yeshua and a strong prayer life. Yet, he still had to overcome principalitiespowers, and rulers of the darkness of this age and spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places (Ephesians 6:12) which tried to hinder his walk with God. Likewise, we will have to confront these spiritual forces in Yeshua’s name.

In Acts Chapter 16, the python spirit had a stronghold in Philippi. When Apostle Paul headed for the house of prayer, this spirit launched its attack against him—a distraction followed by a full-blown attack that aimed to take him out of his purpose.

The python spirit attempts to distract you with attackstrials, and persecutions. Again, python’s ultimate goal is to put you in bondage and thwart your purpose. You may be going through the motions but your spirit feels crushed because of ongoing spiritual python attacks.

Loosed From Python’s Grip

When you rise up in your God-given authority against python, the battle often intensifies. In (Acts 16:16-17), Apostle Paul through the power of Yeshua cast the demon out of the girl, which meant her masters could no longer profit from her false prophecies and fortune-telling.

Acts 16:19:

“They seized Paul and Silas and dragged them into the marketplace to the authorities.”

From there, Paul and Silas, were falsely accused, had their clothes torn off, were beaten with rods, and thrown into prison. Paul and Silas were in physical pain. They had been publicly humiliated. They were slandered and maligned. They were in the grip of the python spirit. Does this sound familiar? If so, perhaps you have experience python’s spiritual attack.

“Note: Whenever I experience an attack of this magnitude, I find it is best to move slowly. If you encountered a serpent in the natural, you would walk away very slowly – very carefully. Likewise, when I encounter the python spirit, I move very slowly, very strategically, and very carefully. If you are experiencing a python attack you must be very careful and prayerful in your decisions. Take a season off to just worship God. ”

Now, imprisoned, after a python attack, Paul and Silas had several options:

  • They could lick their wounds.
  • They could complain to one another about their situation.
  • They could meditate on the persecution and decide to abandon their purpose in exchange for being set free.

However, Paul and Silas didn’t do any of that. Thank God, they left us a model for how to break free from the python spirit!!

Acts 16:25-26:

“But at midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them. Suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken; and immediately all the doors were opened and everyone’s chains were loosed.”

Prayer, Praise, & Worship

Your prayerpraise, and worship is what the python spirit is trying to silence. However, prayer, praise, and worship is the key to your freedom. The prayer-hating python spirit drew its attention to Paul and Silas and distracted them from their apostolic mission. The python spirit persecuted them sorely, and even put them in literal bondage. But Paul and Silas didn’t stay there. They prayed and praised their way through—and so can you.

Shake It off Into the Fire

Acts 28:3-5:

But when Paul had gathered a bundle of sticks and laid them on the fire, a viper came out because of the heat, and fastened on his hand.  So when the natives saw the creature hanging from his hand, they said to one another, “No doubt this man is a murderer, whom, though he has escaped the sea, yet justice does not allow to live.”  But he shook off the creature into the fire and suffered no harm.”

So, how do you move on from a python attack?  Beloveds, believe me, I know that this is easier said than done.  But just as Apostle Paul shook the serpent off into the fire,  we are going to have to “Shake It Off Into The Fire” as well.  Beloveds, the purpose of the python’s attack is to derail you.  You must stay on course.  You must not become offended.  Remain focused. We have a work to do for the kingdom of God

Rooting The Python Spirit Out of Your Church And Your City

The prayers and praise of Paul and Silas set the captives free, but that spirit of python was still reigning over the city when they left for the next leg of their mission. The python spirit can reign in a life or a region where people are ignorant of the devil’s devices (see 2 Cor. 2:11).

We need revelation from the Holy Spirit about what is operating in our lives, in our churches, communities, and in the regions we live in order to ultimately root out the python spirit and set up a guard against its re-entry by our authority in Yeshua.

Note: Although many have come to understand python’s life-squeezing, crushing, breath-stealing tactics, we too often fail to engage Spirit-led prayer that would render this principality powerless.

The python spirit is a major influence in many churches and in many regions. Let’s take Florida for instance, with an influx of Caribbean cultures the entire state of Florida is a hodgepodge of various expressions of witchcraft. The python spirit is so spiritually active in this state that it has manifested with an overrun of natural pythons in the Everglades.

Freedom from python demands a deep level of intercession. It starts with repentance and works its way into travailing prayer by the leading of the Spirit of God (Rom. 8:26-27).

We need to pray to the righteous Lord who “has cut in pieces the cords of the wicked” (see Ps. 129:4). When the python spirit attacks, we need to repent for our sins—and the sins of our cities—churches… that have allowed python to become a stronghold.

We must ask God to surround us with songs of deliverance in His presence (Psalm 32). We must pray that Yeshua cut in pieces this coiling spirit, and to roast it by FIRE!

IMPORTANT NOTE: Beloveds, never get caught up in spiritual giftings. There are false prophets in the Church today that are awakening the “Third Eye.” They are able to give prophecies that are so accurate that the prophecies are called “Forensic Prophecies.” However, prophecies that are given by awakening the “Third Eye” is the Kundalini Spirit, NOT the Spirit of God.

A Counterfeit Spirit (Kundalini) In The Church (by Jonas Clark)

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“Beloveds – Let’s not assume that every spirit that operates in a church is the Holy Spirit. “

“Traveling has provided me an opportunity to experience many things while seeing the ministry of the Holy Spirit in lots of different circumstances. I’ve seen some things recently that look like the Holy Spirit but are not. There is a counterfeit Holy Spirit entering Christian churches. One of my first experiences was in a particular church service. The minister was preaching, praying, and prophesying. It looked like the Holy Spirit, and His nine gifts of the Holy Spirit was moving, but something was wrong.

There was a clash in my spirit, and I just couldn’t enter into the service. My spirit was not in agreement. I even felt like my spirit was warring against something unseen. It didn’t make sense to my head because everything looked right. As the service progressed I stayed in prayer then suddenly I saw it, the Holy Spirit opened my eyes, and I saw another spirit on this preacher. It was one of the highest occult spirits I have ever seen. It was a serpent looking reptile curled around this man’s spine and laying across his shoulders. It was difficult to see because it camouflaged itself becoming transparent at times.

Later I asked the intercessors with me if they had a witness to what we saw and heard. Like me, they confirmed that the preaching was good, but something was wrong. They just didn’t know what it was. I told them what the Lord showed me. This person is a popular Christian speaker, writer, and television guest in America. I was very grieved in my spirit after this experience. This man was not flowing in the Holy Ghost but another spirit. I believe the name of this counterfeit Holy Ghost is Kundalini. Kundalini is a New Age serpent spirit.”

Kundalini (Python) Symptom Can Include:

  • Kundalini symptoms: uncontrollable pain, Sensitivity to sound, light, smell, and proximity of other people,
  • Kundalini symptoms: Persistent anxiety or anxiety attacks, due to lack of understanding of what is going on.
  • Kundalini symptoms: Insomnia.
  • Kundalni symptoms: Energy loss, Impaired concentration and memory, a crushed spirit.
  • Kundalini symptoms: Experiences of possession and poltergeist phenomena.
  • Kundalini symptoms: Burning hot or ice-cold streams moving up the spine.
  • Kundalini symptoms: Titillation of the genital area, spine, or head.
  • Kundalini symptoms: Tension or stiffness of neck, and headaches. Constant choking
  • Kundalini symptoms: Feeling of over pressured within the head.
  • Kundalini symptoms: Vibrations, unease, or cramps in legs and other parts of the body.
  • Kundalini symptoms: Mystical/religious experiences, revelations, and/or cosmic glimpses.
  • Kundalini symptoms: Parapsychological abilities: Light phenomena in or outside the body.
  • Kundalini symptoms:  psychotic breakdown.
  • Kundalni  symptoms schizophrenic issues.
  • Kundalni symptoms: suicidal thoughts, urges to cut or self mutilate,  manic high spirits or deep depression, fear of death or insanity, mood swings, overwhelming waves of anxiety, anger, guilt.
  • Kundalini symptoms and Mental Side Effects: Temporary mental confusion and difficulty with work tasks. Ritualistic behaviors. Impulsive desires to uproot one’s life. Feeling a connection with entities or guides from other dimensions. Psychotic symptoms, i.e.,hearing sounds. Scattered thoughts, indecisiveness.
  • Kundalini symptoms and physical sickness: EMP, Multiple Chemical Sensitivity, internal bleeding without cause, Pains in varying locations throughout the body which can be severe with no known reason for pain, Stomach disorders and other digestive tract problems. Symptoms of adrenal exhaustion.
  • Kundalini symptoms and visual problems: Temporary blindness. Diminished vision. Extreme sensitivity to light. Acute vision. Twitching between the brows.
  • Kundalini symptoms such as changes in eating patterns: Major appetite swings – may or may not have impact on weight.

Additional Resources

POWERFUL VIDEO MESSAGE – Overcoming Kundalini Powers and the Attack of the Python Spirit – Click Here – Jennifer LeClaire

The Kundalini spirit can affect your health, family, finances, destiny, and area of your life. These resources are essential if you have ever practiced yoga, eastern meditation, astrology, acupuncture, and other occult practice OR you live in a region where the Kundalini spirit is prevelant OR you attend a church were the Kundalini spirit is in operation.

Repentance Prayers: Break The Power of the Kundalini Spirit – CLICK HERE

Deliverance From Kundalini (Kanaan Ministries) – CLICK HERE

Click here to download a free chapter of Jennifer LeClaire’s book, Satan’s Deadly Trio: Defeating the Deceptions of Jezebel, Religion, and Witchcraft.

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Resources For This Article:

  • Author Jennifer LeClaire – Charisma Magazine – September 24, 2014 and October 4, 2014
  • Jonas Clark (www.Jonasclark.com)

Fire on the Altar – Burning With Passion For God

Keep The Fire Burning

Greetings Beloveds,

The Book of Leviticus serves as a reminder that requirements are necessary.  We often need to be reminded of how good God is and how unfaithful we can become when left to our own devices.  The Levitical law serves a reminder that our actions can draw us closer to God. 

Today, let us take a look at God’s instructions concerning the burnt offering found in (Leviticus Chapter 6).

Leviticus 6:6:

“Fire is to be kept burning on the altar continually—it must not go out.” (TLV)

Adonai commanded that the fire on the altar must not go out. The fire on the altar was to burn continuously day and night. 

Before we talk about the importance of this perpetual flame, let’s take a look of the significance of the burnt offering.  (Exodus 29:38-44) explains that the burnt offering honored God’s holiness and invited His presence.  As a constant reminder of God’s presence, the priests were to keep the fire for the burnt offering kindled continuously.  It is interesting to note, that although the flame was preserved by the priests, it was God who sent the FIRE that consumed the sacrifice!

In (Exodus 19:6), God describes His children as a kingdom of priests.  As God’s servants it is important that we not only keep the fire of God burning on the altar of our own hearts, we should also inspire others to burn with passion for God.

Burning With Passion For God

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Yeshua warns us in (Mathew 24:12) that the love of many would grow cold.  People always ask me how I stay so exuberant for God.  My response is that like any relationship, our relationship with God involves work.   By nature, I am a very effervescent and gregarious person.  My excitement level can go from zero to one hundred in seconds.  It doesn’t take a lot to keep me inspired.  However, one of the ways that I keep the fire of God burning in my heart is to daily commune with God in praise, worship, and adoration.  

In (2 Samuel Chapter 6), the Bible tells us, that as the Ark of the Lord entered the City of David, King David praised God with all his might.  The Bible tells us that Michal (King David’s wife), looked out of a window, saw the king dancing before Adonai, and she despised him in her heart. 

As the Ark of the Lord entered the city, we are not sure what made King David praise God with all his might.  Perhaps King David remembered how God chose Him to be King over Israel when he was just a boy (1 Samuel Chapter 16).  Perhaps King David remembered how God was with him when he defeated Goliath (1 Samuel Chapter 17).  Perhaps King David remembered how God rescued him, the many times that his mentor King Saul tried to kill him (1 Samuel Chapters 19-24).  Nevertheless, if we went through what King David went through, we would praise God too. 

Beloveds, not everyone will understand your praise and there will be some that will even despise your breakthrough.  There will be times that when we attempt to put our best foot forward the enemy will come with his lies: “You are not good enough.  You are not qualified.  You are too short.  You are too tall.  You are too big. You are too thin.  You are the wrong gender.  You are the wrong color.  You look funny.  You don’t belong.”  The enemy has been whispering these lies to me all my life.  However, knowing who I am in God, my response to the enemy is:  SO WHAT!  BIG DEAL! TOUGH!  I AM A CHILD OF GOD!

1 Corinthians 1:27:

Yet God chose the foolish things of the world so He might put to shame the wise; and God chose the weak things of the world so He might put to shame the strong.”

Women of God, Adonai is worthy to be praised!  Has God ever rescued you?  Has God been good to you?  Has God picked up your broken pieces?  Has God given you beauty for ashes?  Has God made something beautiful out of your life?  Do not allow the enemy to silence your praise or extinguish the eternal flame that burns on the altar of your heart.   Boast of His goodness!  Burn with passion for Yeshua!  Yeshua knows you!  Yeshua sees you!  Yeshua loves you! 

Beloveds, I encourage you to be EVERYTHING God has created you to be!  When the enemy comes to condemn your praise, just respond like King David in (2 Samuel 6:21-22.)  “If you think I am praising God now, just wait see how I praise God, when God accomplishes what He is about to do.”

Jeremiah 9:22-23:

“Thus says Adonai: “Let not the wise boast in his wisdom nor the mighty boast in his might nor the rich glory in his riches. But let one who boasts boast in this: that he understands and knows Me. For I am Adonai who exercises lovingkindness, justice and righteousness on earth for in these things I delight.  It is a declaration of Adonai.”

Worship Experience:

Tasha Cobbs – Fill Me Up
Consuming Fire – Third Day

The Call

The Call

Leviticus 1:1−2:

“Now Adonai called to Moses and spoke to him out of the Tent of Meeting, saying: “Speak to Bnei-Yisrael, and tell them: When anyone of you brings an offering to Adonai, you may present your offering of livestock, from the herd or from the flock.”

Judeo-Christian history began with God’s call to Abraham, to leave his land and family and enter into covenant relationship with Him. Later, God called Moses to establish His people as a nation. 

There are many who were called into ministry and prophetic service throughout the scriptures.  In (1 Samuel 3), a small boy named Samuel, dedicated by his mother Hannah to serve God in the sanctuary at Shiloh, was called by God to be a prophet and judge to Israel. 

Also, there is a particularly vivid account of the prophet Isaiah’s call, a vision in which God was enthroned and surrounded by angels:

Isaiah 6:8:

“Then I heard the Voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?” And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”

Likewise, God calls His servants into ministry in our day.  We all have a different call.  We all have unique talents and skills that brings the glory of God to the world. The fact that we are here, in this place, at this time, with these abilities, is not an accident or a coincidence.  I believe that God’s divine providence orders our steps for His divine purpose.  There is work to do for the kingdom and Yeshua is calling us to it. 

Parashat Vayikra reminds me of the story of Dr.Viktor Frankl.  Dr. Frankl was a psychotherapist who survived Auschwitz during WWII. During his imprisonment, Dr. Frankl brought inspiration to those imprisoned with him at Auschwitz.  Dr. Frankl helped those who had lost all hope find strength in God to survive:    

“But in the darkness, I had acquired a sense of my own unique mission in the world. I knew then, as I know now, that I must have been preserved for some reason, however small; it is something that only I can do, and it is vitally important that I do it… In the solitary darkness of the “pit” where men had abandoned me, He was there. When I did not know His name, He was there; God was there.” 

How Do You Discover Your Call?

How do you discover your call?  Dr. Frankl explained that a calling has four characteristics:

First, your call is unique to you. We are not all called to be Billy Graham or Rav Shaul.  We will have varying degrees of influence in our ministries.  Nonetheless, take the sphere of influence that God has given you and do whatever it is that God has called you to do for His glory.  When our work is done, may we hear, “Well done My good and faithful servant.”  (Matthew 25:21)

Second, your call will often be displayed through your abilities.  As God’s children we all have something to contribute to the Body of Messiah. Each contribution is important, unique, and purposeful to bring glory and honor to Yeshua.  If you can sing – sing!   If you can dance – dance!  If you can bake cookies – bake cookies! 

Colossians 3:17:

“And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Yeshua, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.”

Third, walking in your call gives you joy and renewed energy.  I believe that the test of any calling is the love of the drudgery it involves. Real achievement requires back breaking preparation.  Professional athletes often train until exhaustion. Yet, the goal of excellence exhilarates the athlete with endurance.      

Fourth, your call will compel you to forsake ease and comfort and do what God has called you to do. 

Jeremiah 20:9:

“But if I say: “I won’t mention Him, or speak any more in His Name,”then it is like fire burning in my heart—shut up in my bones—I weary myself holding it in, but I cannot.”

Respond To God’s Call

Parashat Vayikra introduces us to the book of Leviticus, which details Israel’s offerings and sacrifices to God.  Beloveds, it takes sacrifice to walk in your calling.  You show me a man or woman used by God; I will show you an individual who has shed some tears and made some sacrifices. 

We all want a successful ministry right?  However, success is not the goal in ministry – obedience is the goal.  Take a look at Jeremiah, God called Jeremiah to be a prophet to Judah.  However, God warned Jeremiah that no one would listen to him, the people of Judah would reject him, and would even to try to kill him.   Yet, Jeremiah was successful in his calling.  How’s that for success? 

We all desire a platform to share God’s word right?  Take a look at Ezekiel. God gave him a platform.  As a prophetic act, God told Ezekiel to lay upon the walls of Jerusalem, shave his head, strip naked, bake bread over coals of dung, and prophecy to Israel that just as he was a reproach to look upon, so had Israel become a reproach to God!  How’s that for a platform?

How about Hosea?  God used Hosea’s private humiliation as a public display of His unconditional love towards His unfaithful people Israel.  Jeremiah, Ezekiel, and Hosea, are just three examples of those whose lives were emptied until the only thing that was left within them was OBEDIENCE towards God.

Beloveds, God has a call for each of us.  We all have a task to perform, a kindness to show, a gift to give, love to share, loneliness to ease, pain to heal, and broken lives to help mend. Respond to God’s call.  

Purim To Passover: Common Themes of Redemption

What is Purim?

Purim is the celebration of the victory the Jewish people experienced from the plot of Haman to annihilate the Jews while in captivity in the Medo-Persian Empire found in the book of Esther.  In this biblical account, God demonstrated His unique and sovereign protection and preservation of His chosen people – through whom it had been prophesied that our Savior would come.

According to biblical accounts one of the children of Israel’s most notorious arch nemesis is the Amalekites. 

Deuteronomy 25:17-19:

“Remember what the Amalekites did to you along the way when you came out of Egypt.  When you were weary and worn out, they met you on your journey and cut off all who were lagging behind; they had no fear of God. When the LORD your God gives you rest from all the enemies around you in the land he is giving you to possess as an inheritance, you shall blot out the memory of Amalek from under heaven. Do not forget!”

Exodus 17:8-15 relates that Joshua fought against Amalek, under the direction of Moses.  Amalek was not destroyed in this battle, however, and at the end of this war Moses was ordered to write a reminder, that the Lord would one day blot out the memory of Amalek from under the heavens. 

In 1 Samuel Chapter 15, the Lord commanded King Saul to cut off the Amalekite, but in his disobedience King Saul spared Agag, the Amalekite king, and all that he considered to be good.  When God warns us to cut off a habit we too have the tendency to hold on to what we think is good.  This is the same sin of disobedience that caused Saul to have the Kingdom of Israel ripped from his hands. 

1 Samuel 15:9a:

“But Saul and the people spared Agag and the best of the sheep, the oxen, the fatlings, the lambs, and all that was good.”

I have heard it said that a wise man will kill what killed his father, but a foolish man will allow what killed his father to kill him.  God sits in the heavens and He sees things that we do not see.  God sees that there are situations that you must conquer before it conquer you!   God knew that the Amalekites would attempt to waste Israel and they did, every chance they got.  Likewise, the Lord knows the tricks that the evil one is up to in our lives.  We must conquer those things that are meant to conquer us. 

Although the prophet Samuel killed King Agag, the Amalekites were not completely destroyed.  Haman (in the book of Esther) was an Agagite, perhaps a direct royal descendant of King Agag, the Amalekite.  Had Saul obeyed God and wiped out the Amalekites there would have been no Haman left to fight. 

 Esther 9:24:

For Haman the Agagite, the son of Hammedatha, the enemy of all the Jews, had plotted against the Jews to destroy them, and had cast Pur that is, cast lots, to crush and to destroy them.” 

Why is Purim Important to Believers?

The Bible tells us that the stories and events recorded therein serve as examples to us of how we should live at the end of time.

1 Corinthians 10:11:

“Now all these things happened to them as examples, and they were written for our admonition, on whom the ends of the ages have come.”

The story of Purim is filled with lessons about God’s sovereign providence, as well as principles of ultimate justice and vindication against our enemies.  

Although, the Jewish population of Persia had favor with King Ahasuheres, the decree had gone out and bvb they still had to fight – but God was with them.

God will never leave us in the hands of our enemies. His assistance will overcome all advantages of number and strength of them that defy those who put their trust in God.

Esther 9:2-5:

“The Jews assembled in their cities in all the provinces of King Xerxes to attack those determined to destroy them. No one could stand against them, because the people of all the other nationalities were afraid of them. And all the nobles of the provinces, the satraps, the governors and the king’s administrators helped the Jews, because fear of Mordecai had seized them.  Mordecai was prominent in the palace; his reputation spread throughout the provinces, and he became more and more powerful. The Jews struck down all their enemies with the sword, killing and destroying them, and they did what they pleased to those who hated them.”

Purim – Passover:  Common Themes of Redemption

In closing, let’s take a look at the common theme of redemption found in the stories of Purim and Passover.

Haman’s foul plot to annihilate the Persian Jews took place on 13th of Nisan (Esther 3:7-12).  Queen Hadassah (Esther) and the Persian Jewish population prayed and fasted during Pesach in 474 B.C.

Also, both Purim and Pesach occurred outside the land of Israel (in Egypt and Persia). Both encounters involve the near extermination of the Hebrew people.  Both Moses and Queen Hadassah bring their petition before kings. 

Leo Trepp, the author of “The Complete Book of Jewish Observance” notes that Purim is a fulfillment of the saying from the Passover Haggadah:

“Not just one Pharaoh rose against us to exterminate us, but in every generation did they rise up to exterminate us, and each time the Holy One Blessed Be He has rescued us from their hands.”

As we prepare to celebrate Purim, Pesach, and our Lord’s resurrection, let us be encouraged that God, is at work to bring redemption to His people.  Every day, God is bringing us closer to the final redemption. 

During this season of, we cannot separate Messiah’s resurrection from the power that God demonstrated in delivering His people at Pesach and Purim.  The foundation of our faith stands on two things:  1) Yeshua is the son of God.  2)  Yeshua is the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world. 

John 1:29

“Behold, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!”

Over the centuries, there arose Pharaohs, “Hamans,” and worse, yet the people of God remain.  As surely as Purim and Pesach tell the stories of God’s redemptive work, all of creation eagerly awaits the day of Messiah. Beloveds, if you need Messiah today.  Today is the day of salvation!  Come Yeshua!  Come! 

Romans 8:22-23:

“For we know that the whole creation groans together and suffers birth pains until now—and not only creation, but even ourselves. We ourselves, who have the firstfruitsof the Ruach, groan inwardly as we eagerly wait for adoption—the redemption of our body.”

Prayers and Resources

Defeating Your Haman

An Open Heaven

5 Ways To Pray At Purim

The Re-gathering: Biblical Prophecy & The Lost Tribes of Israel: Module 10 – A Global Family

Imagine a global Judaism that transcends differences in geography and ethnicity. Discussions about “who is truly Jewish” will be replaced with celebration of the rich, multi-dimensional character of the Jewish people.

Throughout the Torah, there are references to a “redemption.”  Jacob tried to reveal the future date, but his ability to reveal it was withheld. The Prophet Daniel was also instructed not to disclose the “days to come.”  In this module we will go over the theme of redemption during the end times.

Genesis 49:1

“And Jacob called his sons and said, “Come together that I may tell you what is to befall you in days to come.”

Daniel 12:9

“He said, “Go, Daniel, for these words are secret and sealed to the time of the end.”

Daniel 11:35

“Some of the knowledgeable will fall, that they may be refined and purged and whitened until the time of the end, for an interval still remains until the appointed time.”

Daniel 12:4

“But you, Daniel, keep the words secret, and seal the book until the time of the end. Many will range far and wide and knowledge will increase.”

Numbers 24:17

“What I see for them is not yet, What I behold will not be soon: A star rises from Jacob, A scepter comes forth from Israel; It smashes the brow of Moab, The foundation of all children of Seth.”  

Isaiah 2:2

“In the days to come, The Mount of the LORD’s House Shall stand firm above the mountains And tower above the hills; And all the nations Shall gaze on it with joy. ”

Daniel 10:14

“So I have come to make you understand what is to befall your people in the days to come, for there is yet a vision for those days.”

Hosea 3:5

“Afterward, the Israelites will turn back and will seek the LORD their God and David their king—and they will thrill over the LORD and over His bounty in the days to come.”

Isaiah 53:5

“But he was wounded because of our sins, Crushed because of our iniquities. He bore the chastisement that made us whole, And by his bruises we were healed.”

Isaiah 2:4

“Thus He will judge among the nations And arbitrate for the many peoples, And they shall beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks: Nation shall not take up Sword against nation; They shall never again know war.”

Building God’s Family

Although I encourage you to find out about your history. What’s even more important than the past is TODAY! If you do not have a personal relationship with God and His son Yeshua, You can know Him today! Ask Yeshua into your life and make Him your Lord and Savior.

Here we find ourselves at the end of this wonderful journey. Now that we’ve reviewed the location of millions of people around the world claiming to be from the Lost Tribes, what are we going to do about it?

Through technology, a tremendous opportunity manifests to forge a great unity among these people. One social network, iTribe, is designed to map out and connect communities across the globe that identify with the tribes of Israel. 

  • iTribe Phase I – Map out the tribes
  • iTribe Phase II – Disseminate content to and from and between communities across the globe (getting re-aquainted with each-other)
  • iTribe Phase III – Crowdfund pre-fabricated sustainable community systems to these tribes accross the globe
A consolidated course overview by Rabbi Harry Rozenberg.  

For more information on iTribe – Click Here

The Re-gathering: Biblical Prophecy & The Lost Tribes of Israel: Module 9 – The Trans – Atlantic Slave Trade

The Hebrew Diaspora & The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade

Isaiah 12:11-12:

“And it shall come to pass in that day, that the Lord shall set his hand again the second time to recover the remnant of His people, which shall be left, from Assyria, and from Egypt, and from Pathros, and from Cush, and from Elam, and from Shinar, and from Hamath, and from the islands of the sea. And he shall set up an ensign for the nations, and shall assemble the outcasts of Israel, and gather together the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth.”

If you are of African-American or Afro-Caribbean decent this message is to encourage you to know who you are in Messiah Yeshua (Jesus).

The Atlantic Slave Trade was more than just an atrocity it erased the identity, history, culture, and heritage of a multitude of people. In the 1970s Alex Haley’s book and film “Roots” inspired people of color to ask questions about their identity.

Afro Americans and Afro Caribbeans were the only people in the world without an authentic cultural identity. Prior to the era of genetic research the best we could say about ourselves was that we were descendants of African slaves. Despite our lack of true identity, African Americans and Afro Caribbeans birthed communities and a culture forged from our will to survive.

In recent years God has brought redemption through research and technological advancement that uncovered the past to tell a story of a strong, beautiful, and gifted people.

Knowing my origin has given me peace. Knowing where I came from helps me understand why I reach for the things in which I reach. For instance, my DNA analysis indicates that I am of Bantu origin. For several years I went on a quest to learn everything I could about the Bantu people.

One of the outstanding qualities of the Bantu is we are courteous. The Bantu are courteous in our contact with others and in our expressions of communication. A sense of humor and a pleasant smile is another outstanding characteristic.

The Bantu also has a deep sense of gratitude for kindness and generosity. The Bantu have a gift for languages. We are great communicators. The Bantu are friendly and sociable. We are peace loving people. However, if you are a fighter it would be wise to have a Bantu in your corner because whatever we do, we do victoriously.

The Bantu has a soul for music and the arts. Nature has given the Bantu remarkable patience. The Bantu are loyal to friends. The Bantu are very independent and industrious. We rarely have to be told to do anything. We do what needs to be done. This independence is due to the fact that tribal custom did not permit dependence on others. Also, the Bantu has a very spiritual and sensitive nature. That’s me in a nutshell.

It is interesting to note that the Bantus of the Congo/Cameroon and the Bantu speaking Lemba of South Africa claim to be of Semitic origin. There are many Semitic customs practiced by the Bantu that are still practiced today. See Module 8

The Trans Atlantic Slave Trade

The Trans Atlantic slave trade involved the transportation of enslaved African people, mainly to the Americas. The slave trade regularly used the triangular trade route and its Middle Passage. The slave trade existed from the 16th to the 19th centuries.

The slaves were either purchased from rival tribes or kidnapped by slave catchers. The enslaved were then transported to the Americas. The Middle Passage was the most dangerous part of the forced journey to the new world. Many died along the way due to disease.

Note: To review slave ship manifests and records – CLICK HERE

The majority of the enslaved were people from central and western Africa.  The economy in the Americas were dependent on the supply of free labor for the production of commodity crops and textiles.

According to historical accounts and records many African tribes fell victim to the Trans Atlantic Slave Trade. The tribes below claim to be of Semetic origin. Need more proof? Keep reading.

  • Ashanti – Ghana
  • Bantu – The Congo/Cameroon
  • Ewe – Ghana
  • Ibo – Nigeria
  • Katsena – Nigeria
  • Maroons – sent to Jamaica
  • Sefwi Wiawso – Ghana
  • Yoruba – Nigeria

The Igbo Slave Connection

Rabbi Harry Rozenberg

Although there was certainly a Semitic presense in west Africa, not all Africans that were captured during the Atlantic Slave Trade were from Semitic tribes. However, DNA testing has made it possible to identify what tribe one originates.

According to historical records a third of the enslaved population in the Americas were of Igbo ancestry. Which means that at least a third of African American’s today could have Semitic ancestry. See Module 8

This would explain the recent phenomenon of African Americans embracing their Hebrew roots.

Located near indigenous Igbo territory, the Bight of Biafra (also known as the Bight of Bonny), became the principal area in obtaining Igbo slaves. The Bight’s major slave trading ports were located in Bonny and Calabar.

It is estimated that a total of 1.4 million Igbo people were enslaved and transported across the Atlantic in the era of the Atlantic slave trade.

An African Man Who Could Read & Write Hebrew in 1897

The below Newspaper clipping from Houston, Texas (circa 1897) describes an African man who claimed to be Hebrew from a large Semitic community in Africa and could read and write the Hebrew language.

“A young African negro has been in this city for the last few days who claims to be a Hebrew. He is deaf and dumb. He carries a pad of paper with him and answers all questions by writing them in Hebrew and Loschen Khodish. What excites the most wonder is that he writes Loschen Khodish very rapidly. It is the language of the books of Moses, and is made a special study of, spoken and written with ease only by the rabbis and highly educated Hebrews.

“The negro was sent to one of the rabbis of Hartford, who is perfectly satisfied that he is a Hebrew. He says that he came from a large town in Africa, where there is a tribe of about 20,000 black Hebrews who speak Loschen Khodish and are quite prosperous. He also says that his father is a rabbi in that town, and that is why his father took the trouble to teach him to write these languages, which needed an extra amount of labor on account of his being deaf and dumb.

“He says his people not only write Loschen Khodish, but it is their speaking language as well. He left home a few years ago and has seen a good deal of the world. In each town he hunts up the Jewish section, and there they give him clothes, food and money.

“What surprises him, he writes, is that no Hebrew knows of his countrymen in Africa.”

Ethnic groups were fairly saturated in certain parts of the Americas because of planters preferences for certain African peoples. The Igbo were dispersed to colonies such as Jamaica, Cuba, Haiti, Barbados, the colonies in the future United States, Belize, Trinidad and Tobago among others. Elements of Igbo culture can still be found in these places. In the United States the Igbo were commonly found in the states of Maryland and Virginia.

Late 1400s: Hebrews Confirmed As Black and on The West Coast of Africa

The Next Step

Imagine a global Judaism that transcends differences in geography and ethnicity and celebrates the rich, multi-dimensional character of Semetic people around the world!

The awakening of the African American role in the Israelite legacy extends within a diverse cultural group. Many well known celebrities of African descent identify as being connected to the House of Israel.  Artists like Bob Marley and Kendrick Lamar used their platform to promote our Hebrew connections to Zion.

People of color, you are precious in the sight of God. You are brilliant, talented, blessed, and exquisite. There is no way that we could have survived years of oppression had it not been for God.

Let me say this, as an African American, I am appalled at the horrible derogatory entertainment that is promoted in African American communities.  Do not fill your minds with this garbage!  It’s TRASH!  This is a satanic agenda to CORRUPT and DEFILE beautiful, gifted, and strong people of color.

Although I encourage you to find out about your history. What’s even more important than the past is TODAY! If you do not have a personal relationship with God and His son Yeshua, You can know Him today! Ask Yeshua into your life and make Him your Lord and Savior.

Module 8: The Lost Tribes – Into Africa

Module 10: A Global Family – The Next Step

Slave Songbook: Origin of Negro Spirituals