Pey Aleph 5781
Abba started speaking to me about the meaning of every Jewish year since 2006, but it was getting stronger in 2013.
"Of Issachar, men who had understanding of the times." 1 Chronicles 12:32
About two days ago I felt He's prompting me to inquire for the coming year. I was asking Him, "Abba, what's the meaning of 5781?"
This morning He revealed the meaning as I was in His presence.
I saw a pair of scale as I was looking for Abba. He was holding it.
"What do you see?" He asked me.
"A pair of scale, Abba." I answered Him.
As I started to ponder what it would mean, He went on and asked me, "What do you think it means?"
"Well, scale speaks about judgement." I said.
And suddenly all the pieces He had shown me until then started to be pieced together. I don't know how to explain to you but it's like there's this spiritual catalogue within me where He stores His words, revelations, signs, prophecies, dreams, and often when I received them, I didn't always understand why or what it would mean, but I knew they're living words and the Holy Spirit will just "extract" them in due time.
So suddenly Libra came to my mind. Now, the enemy always distort the thing of God. Abba created the stars, what we call astronomy today, but the devil distorted it as astrology, which is a no-no for us believers to touch. The story of salvation is in the stars - it starts with Virgo the virgin (Mary) and ends with Libra (judgement in the book of Revelation).
Afterward, He reminded me about the date for Rosh Hashanah 5781, the Jewish New Year, or what we also call as The Feast of Trumpets. I searched for the date and it falls on 18 September 2020. Interestingly, Libra constellation starts on 22 September. So I thought, "Hmm, it has a few days gap. Rosh Hashanah does not exactly fall on Libra period."
Pey Aleph 5781
More on that below, but first let's talk about the year of 5781.
Hebrew calendar is unique not only because Abba ordained it, but because every number is actually a word.
We are now in the decade (80) of "Pey" (mouth) since last September, leaving the decade (70) of "Ayin" (eye). The time of internship, how I like to call it, is over and now it's time to put into practice what the Lord has taught us by speaking and releasing authority.
And the number one here is "Aleph" in Hebrew, which means ox.
Ox is one of the four faces of Jesus as depicted in the book of Ezekiel and reflected in the gospel of Mark. Ox speaks about the tireless Messiah, whose focus is doing the will of Abba.
This is what the Spirit told me:
It's time to get working. Do only what Abba commissions us to do (the only way to do that is by knowing our real identity and the divine purpose He has set for us since the beginning). Let your light shine before men, that. they may see your good works, and glorify your Father, which is in heaven (Matthew 5:15-16).
Speak only what Abba tells us to speak.
"Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God." Matthew 4:4
Do not be concerned about being "politically correct" or offending people, but speak with boldness the Living Word that Abba gives us. Until we are willing to embrace His word, which is sharper than any sword, His glory will not flow within us.
Don't just be hearer of the word, but be the doer so we won't be shaken and will be like a house built upon the rock (Matthew 7:24-27):
Therefore whosoever hears these sayings of mine, and does them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: and the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.
And every one that hears these sayings of mine, and does them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand: and the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.
"Tell My people."
Back to vision of a pair of scale. After I said judgement, Abba told me, "Judgement is coming and it will start first with My people. Tell My people."
"Judgment is coming and it will start first with My people."
Remember the writing on the wall story in the book of Daniel chapter 5? The wicked king saw writing on the wall and called Daniel to interpret it, and Daniel did:
And this is the writing that was written, Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin.
This is the interpretation of the thing: Mene; God hath numbered thy kingdom, and finished it.
Tekel; you are weighed in the balances, and you are found wanting.
The king was weighed on a scale and he was found not weighty enough.
This year is what many of His servants acknowledge as the period of grace. Not to be used for slacking, but for preparation. Famine will start in 2021, or if you are like me, I believe in following the Jewish calendar, which means it will start in 5781. The famine will be so great and last for seven years - just like in the story of Joseph.
For me personally, Abba has been telling me to focus on the essential, and that is to spend as much time with Him - in His presence, in His word, throughout the day and in everything I do. Gradually I have been pruned by Him: stop wasting time watching TV, drop that activity, don't worry about that relationship, and so on. And I find myself walking in greater rhythm with Him, where I am becoming more productive, yet restful.
But the grace period is coming to an end soon. His people will soon be weighed on a scale to find out if they have the weight of His glory or not.
The bigger picture
So what must we do? You might ask.
Before I get into that, let's look at the bigger picture of the coming New Year.
Rosh Hashanah is basically the first day of the seventh month in the Hebrew calendar, what is known as Tishrei. We know that seven is God's perfect number, Abba rested on the seventh day after He had finished the creation work.
But Rosh Hashanah (1st of Tishrei), also called the Feast of Trumpet, is not the only Jewish big holiday in Tishrei, there are are two other: The Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur) on the 10th and The Feast of Tabernacle (Sukkot) on the 14th. (I am not going to detail the history of all those feasts in this blog, you will have to read and study your Bible.)
The Day of Atonement or Yom Kippur has been the climax of the three feasts and is known as the most significant event in Jewish calendar. Jesus has been giving His revelation to Prophet Bob Jones and Prophet Bobby Conner known as the Shepherd's Rod during Yom Kippur every year.
And remember when I said that there's a few days gap between this year's Rosh Hashanah and Libra start date? Abba told me that the warning (sounds of trumpets) has to be given first, before the judgment starts (which will start at Yom Kippur (28 September, which is within Libra's period). Wow.
What's also interesting is that there are three significant events happened in the month of Tishrei recorded in the Old Testament:
10th: Abba gave Moses the second set of the Ten Commandment after he broke the first in his anger over Israelites' sin. This was the first Yom Kippur in the history and marked a great repentance of the nation Israel.
8th: dedication of the temple that Solomon built for Abba. Today, we are the temple of His Holy Spirit.
17th: Noah's ark rested on the mountains of Ararat - this signifies divine rest after the judgement was done.
Repent, dedicate, rest
Friends, judgement is coming and it will start with those who are in His house. Turn away from sins/ rebellions and re-dedicate yourself to Jesus.
Abba said that there will be test before the judgement takes place (makes sense, for something to be judged, a test must be done). No one enters into the divine rest without passing the test of faith. Start preparing for the test that Abba will find you weighty.
Start seeking Him and believe that Abba wants to reveal who you really are in Him and the purpose He has set for you. He will reveal it to you if you really mean it in wanting to know and then, to serve Him.
Don't waste time and start redeeming time. Be where God wants you to be. Stop doing activities, however good they may seem to be, that He doesn't want you to do. Jesus calls this vanity.
Famine and perilous time is coming, may our faith in Him is so strong that we do not lose our crown (Revelation 3:11).
We are left with exactly five weeks before Rosh Hashanah 5781. Not a coincidence for the number five means grace - and Abba asked me to write this as soon as possible, hence I am doing that right now.
The Spirit has spoken, let those who have ear to listen, listen well.