New Territory – Ruling and Reigning with Yeshua Melchizedek

Shalom Pillars,

Here are the notes from last night's meeting. I am attempting to post all notes from meetings. Please enjoy and share if you want. Blessings!

Tonight I want to share a little about the Feast of Passover because it represents a pattern or cycle, we are entering and the Lord desires that we prosper and reap all the benefits available to us. It is a season for blessing if we understand what the Spirit is saying to the Church today. Passover is one of the 7 feasts of the Lord in which God instructed Moses to command the people to observe at their appointed times after they were delivered out of Egypt. The 7 feasts are prophetic pictures that point to Yeshua. The first 4 (spring feasts) have been fulfilled and the last 3 (fall feasts) have yet to be fulfilled. The 7 feast are:

Spring Feasts – Jesus came as the suffering servant or the humble servant – 1st coming

  • Passover – Jesus was our Passover lamb

  • Unleavened Bread – Jesus took our sin upon Himself, His body was broken that we might be made whole

  • First Fruits – On the third day Jesus was resurrected and is the first fruits of many brethren

  • Pentecost – After Jesus ascended into heaven the Holy Spirit was poured out on the 120 on the day of Pentecost

Fall Feasts – Jesus will return and be coronated as the victorious King of kings and Lord of lords, our Melchizedek High Priest will be coronated King of Righteousness and King of Peace – 2nd coming

  • Trumpets – With a trumpet call Jesus will return to gather His elect from the four corners of the earth

  • Atonement – As our Melchizedek, High Priest will take away our sins once and for all eternity

  • Tabernacles – God will tabernacle with us on the earth (heaven on earth). There will be no temple, God and the Lamb will be the temple.

For more information, see attachment: The Feasts of the Lord

These are the Feasts of the Lord, not the Feast of the Jews. There were no Jews when God commanded that they should be observed for perpetual generations.

Why bother observing the feasts? Simple, because God said to. It is a way of blessing for His people. They are holy convocations and appointed times (feasts).

Feasts/appointed times – mo’ed – a fixed time or season; an appointed time; a set time or exact time

Convocation – translated as assembly or ceremony. The Hebrew word for convocation is miqra and denotes a meaning more specific to “a rehearsal.”

It is God’s way of revealing who we are and where we come from. It is our heritage; our Hebraic Heritage. These are set times when God promised to visit us if we were obedient to meet with Him at these appointed times.

Leviticus 23:1-4, 14, 21, 31, 41, 43-44

1 And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, 2 "Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them: 'The feasts of the LORD, which you shall proclaim to be holy convocations, these are My feasts. 3 'Six days shall work be done, but the seventh day is a Sabbath of solemn rest, a holy convocation. You shall do no work on it; it is the Sabbath of the LORD in all your dwellings. 4 'These are the feasts of the LORD, holy convocations which you shall proclaim at their appointed times. ...

14 it shall be a statute forever throughout your generations in all your dwellings. ...

21 It shall be a statute forever in all your dwellings throughout your generations. ...

31 You shall do no manner of work; it shall be a statute forever throughout your generations in all your dwellings. ...

  • In other words, we should do our best to set time aside to meet with God and each other to celebrate what He did according to the feast we are observing. We should make time for God and not try to find time for Him.

41 'You shall keep it as a feast to the LORD for seven days in the year. It shall be a statute forever in your generations… 43 'that your generations may know that I made the children of Israel dwell in booths when I brought them out of the land of Egypt: I am the LORD your God.' “44 So Moses declared to the children of Israel the feasts of the LORD.

The feasts were never meant to be a way to God, Jesus is the only way to God and the feasts are meant to be signposts directing us to Him. The feasts are appointed times when God promised to visit His people. But we have to show up!

Remember, they are HOLY appointed times to meet with the Lord. They are family traditions. God loves His family gatherings at His appointed traditions. Psalm 133 gives us a visual of God being so blessed by His people dwelling in unity that He pours Himself out on them. In other words, His visits them.

Psalm 133:1-3

1 A Song of Ascents. Of David. Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! 2 It is like the precious oil upon the head, running down on the beard, the beard of Aaron, Running down on the edge of his garments. 3 It is like the dew of Hermon, Descending upon the mountains of Zion; for there the LORD commanded the blessing--Life forevermore.

The feasts also represent seasonal portals to heaven; open windows of heaven, or appointed times when God pours more of Himself out on us.

The feasts also represent a pathway God laid out for us to draw closer to Him.

Jeremiah 6:16-17

16 Thus says the LORD: "Stand in the ways and see, and ask for the old paths, where the good way is, and walk in it; Then you will find rest for your souls. But they said, 'We will not walk in it.' 17 Also, I set watchmen over you, saying, 'Listen to the sound of the trumpet!' But they said, 'We will not listen.'

Matthew 11:29

Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.

1 Kings 8:36

then hear in heaven and forgive the sin of Your servants and of Your people Israel, indeed, teach them the good way in which they should walk. And send rain on Your land, which You have given Your people for an inheritance.

Psalm 116:7

Return to your rest, O my soul, For the LORD has dealt bountifully with you.

Isaiah 8:20

To the law (Torah – teaching, instructing, learning) and to the testimony! If they do not speak according to this word, it is because they have no dawn (no light, no revelation, no understanding of the ways of God).

Isaiah 28:12

He who said to them, "Here is rest, give rest to the weary," And, "Here is repose," but they would not listen.

Jeremiah 18:15

'For My people have forgotten Me, They burn incense to worthless gods and they have stumbled from their ways, from the ancient paths, to walk in bypaths, not on a highway,

Jeremiah 31:21

"Set up for yourself roadmarks, Place for yourself guideposts; direct your mind to the highway, the way by which you went. Return, O virgin of Israel, Return to these your cities.

Jeremiah 42:3

that the LORD your God may tell us the way in which we should walk and the thing that we should do."

There are 7 feasts. Prophetically, 7 is the number of completion or perfection. In my short and amazing journey with the Lord, I have come to believe, and this is my personal opinion, my revelation, my dawning of light at this time, that observing the feasts of the Lord is a form of spiritual warfare. The Lord has shown this Rhema word to me through three passages which He says for me are an unbreakable threefold cord. They are in Job 5, Matthew 7 and Job 14.

Job 5:17-27

17 "Behold, happy is the man whom God corrects; Therefore do not despise the chastening of the Almighty. 18 For He bruises, but He binds up; He wounds, but His hands make whole. 19 He shall deliver you in six troubles, Yes, in seven no evil shall touch you. 20 In famine He shall redeem you from death, And in war from the power of the sword. 21 You shall be hidden from the scourge of the tongue, And you shall not be afraid of destruction when it comes. 22 You shall laugh at destruction and famine, And you shall not be afraid of the beasts of the earth. 23 For you shall have a covenant with the stones of the field, And the beasts of the field shall be at peace with you. 24 You shall know that your tent is in peace; You shall visit your dwelling and find nothing amiss. 25 You shall also know that your descendants shall be many, And your offspring like the grass of the earth. 26 You shall come to the grave at a full age, As a sheaf of grain ripens in its season. 27 Behold, this we have searched out; It is true. Hear it, and know for yourself."

Matthew 7:13-14, 17-19

13 "Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. 14 "Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it. ... 17 "Even so, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. 18 "A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. 19 "Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.

Job 14:7-9, 14-17

7 "For there is hope for a tree, If it is cut down, that it will sprout again, And that its tender shoots will not cease. 8 Though its root may grow old in the earth, And its stump may die in the ground, 9 Yet at the scent of water it will bud And bring forth branches like a plant. ... 14 If a man dies, shall he live again? All the days of my hard service I will wait, till my change comes. 15 You shall call, and I will answer You; You shall desire the work of Your hands. 16 For now You number my steps, But do not watch over my sin. 17 My transgression is sealed up in a bag, And You cover my iniquity.

As for me, this journey started in 2004 at Church Without Walls in Tampa Bay, Florida, the church of Pastors Randy and Paula White. The church practiced giving God the first paycheck of the year as a first fruit offering that Randy and Paula would wave before the Lord as a sacrificial offering, thanking Him for our past provision and for His abundant outpour in the year to come. The offering set the tone for the entire year. It worked! God blessed it, and I am here today because of this revelation and tool God gave me.

Later, when I returned home from giving my first fruits offering for the first time, I wanted to learn more about what I had just done. I read about all the feast in Leviticus 23. The Lord spoke to me and said He wanted me to begin observing all the feasts, but I was too indoctrinated with replacement theology to recognize it really was God speaking to me. I had always been taught the feasts were the feasts of the Jews and that God did not require Christians to observe them. But God told me to observe them and the Bible says to him who knows to do good and does not do it, to him it is sin. I still did not begin to observe them because every leader in the church I spoke to discouraged me from doing it. They told me I would be returning to the Law and away from Grace.

Years later, 2013, the Lord told me He would take me to Israel before the year was over. Later that same day, He divinely sets an appointed time when I was to meet a woman by the name of Janice Sturkie. It was later that same year I went to Israel with her to make Aliyah, which means ascent or to ascend, to observe and celebrate my very first feast of the Lord, the Feasts of Tabernacles. It was my very first feast in my life to ever observe and the Lord saw to it that I observed it with Him in Israel! He is soooooo good. Janice today is a dear, dear friend. She is my mother and my sister because she does the will of my Father. On that first trip to Israel for the Feast of Tabernacles, she was the Holy Spirit leading me and guiding throughout the whole journey in the Land. It was as if God took out His old family photo albums to teach me about the family I hadn’t met yet and the place where my lineage began. It was at that time in Israel that God cut down the tree I had grown to be. He left only a stump, but before the trip was over, this stump who God cut down to the ground began to bud and bring forth new branches. He was calling me and I could now hear in a new way to answer Him according to His thoughts and His ways. And so, this amazing journey continues day…

How does this apply to today? Passover is coming upon us again. This year it will begin at nightfall March 30th and end on Shabbat April 7th.

Ecclesiastes 1:4-7, 9

4 One generation passes away, and another generation comes; But the earth abides forever. 5 The sun also rises, and the sun goes down, and hastens to the place where it arose. 6 The wind goes toward the south, and turns around to the north; the wind whirls about continually, and comes again on its circuit. 7 All the rivers run into the sea, yet the sea is not full; to the place from which the rivers come, there they return again. ... 9 that which has been is what will be, that which is done is what will be done, and there is nothing new under the sun.

Genesis 8:22

22 "While the earth remains, Seedtime and harvest, Cold and heat, winter and summer, and day and night shall not cease."

God clearly is showing that He works in patterns, and through times and seasons. When we learn to recognize them, then we can begin to perceive what God is doing again or about to do again. We can then sync ourselves with Him and benefit tremendously.

Psalm 103:1-7

1 A Psalm of David. Bless the LORD, O my soul; And all that is within me, bless His holy name! 2 Bless the LORD, O my soul, And forget not all His benefits: 3 Who forgives all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases, 4 Who redeems your life from destruction, Who crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies, 5 Who satisfies your mouth with good things, So that your youth is renewed like the eagle's. 6 The LORD executes righteousness and justice for all who are oppressed. 7 He made known His ways to Moses, His acts to the children of Israel.

So what’s the big message you have for us tonight Samuel? Come on, spill the beans.

Here it is. I have been instructed by the Lord to command you to make yourself ready for the Passover is drawing near to you again. A window of opportunity called “deliverance from slavery and bondage to ____________.” You fill in the blank. Whatever Pharaoh calls himself in your life today, it may be – sickness, depression, poverty, addiction – you are about to be part of a mass exodus from Pharaoh’s darkness into Yeshua’s marvelous light. By faith, make yourself ready and in haste flee into the wilderness where God will meet with to covenant with you.

Exodus 12:1-14

1 Now the LORD spoke to Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, saying, 2 "This month shall be your beginning of months; it shall be the first month of the year to you. 3 "Speak to all the congregation of Israel, saying: 'On the tenth of this month every man shall take for himself a lamb, according to the house of his father, a lamb for a household. 4 'And if the household is too small for the lamb, let him and his neighbor next to his house take it according to the number of the persons; according to each man's need you shall make your count for the lamb. 5 'Your lamb shall be without blemish, a male of the first year. You may take it from the sheep or from the goats. 6 'Now you shall keep it until the fourteenth day of the same month. Then the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill it at twilight. 7 'And they shall take some of the blood and put it on the two doorposts and on the lintel of the houses where they eat it. 8 'Then they shall eat the flesh on that night; roasted in fire, with unleavened bread and with bitter herbs they shall eat it. 9 'Do not eat it raw, nor boiled at all with water, but roasted in fire--its head with its legs and its entrails. 10 'You shall let none of it remain until morning, and what remains of it until morning you shall burn with fire. 11 'And thus you shall eat it: with a belt on your waist, your sandals on your feet, and your staff in your hand. So you shall eat it in haste. It is the LORD's Passover. 12 'For I will pass through the land of Egypt on that night, and will strike all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and beast; and against all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgment: I am the LORD. 13 'Now the blood shall be a sign for you on the houses where you are. And when I see the blood, I will pass over you; and the plague shall not be on you to destroy you when I strike the land of Egypt. 14 'So this day shall be to you a memorial; and you shall keep it as a feast to the LORD throughout your generations. You shall keep it as a feast by an everlasting ordinance.

When we understand the meaning of the feasts, like Passover, we can begin to understand why Jesus said some of the things He said. When we see Him as the Passover Lamb of God, we know why Jesus said the following to His disciples.

John 6:53-68

53 Then Jesus said to them, "Most assuredly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His blood, you have no life in you. 54 "Whoever eats My flesh and drinks My blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day. 55 "For My flesh is food indeed, and My blood is drink indeed. 56 "He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood abides in Me, and I in him. 57 "As the living Father sent Me, and I live because of the Father, so he who feeds on Me will live because of Me. 58 "This is the bread which came down from heaven--not as your fathers ate the manna, and are dead. He who eats this bread will live forever." 59 These things He said in the synagogue as He taught in Capernaum. 60 Therefore many of His disciples, when they heard this, said, "This is a hard saying; who can understand it?" 61 When Jesus knew in Himself that His disciples complained about this, He said to them, "Does this offend you? 62 "What then if you should see the Son of Man ascend where He was before? 63 "It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing. The words that I speak to you