Saturday, August 19, 2023

Headline News for Shabbat August 19, 2023: The King is in the Field!

By Maria Merola אריאל 
© Copyright Double Portion Inheritance, August 2023

Last night on August 18, 2023 @ sundown, began the biblical new moon, which was sighted in Jerusalem. This month is a prophetically significant month in the year, because it is the 6th Hebrew month called Elul. Before I explain the significance of this month, I want to address some confusion in the body of Messiah, about how to determine a biblical new moon. 

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What Constitutes a Biblical New Moon?

Psalm 81:3 is better understood, by consulting the entire counsel of Scripture. From the following passages, we understand that there are three Pilgrimage Feasts in the year. 

Therefore, Psalm 81:3 is delineating three separate and distinct purposes for blowing the shofar. 

*Note: I have added brackets and the word “and” to help the reader understand this passage better: 

Tehilliym (Psalm) 81:3 Blow up the trumpet in the new moon, [and] in the time appointed, [and] on our solemn feast day. 

1.) Blow the shofar at every new moon (twelve months in the year).

 2.) Blow the shofar at the three appointed times or Pilgrimage Feasts @ the full moon (three times in the year). 

3.) Blow the shofar on the other non-Pilgrimage Feasts (weekly and annual Sabbaths). 

Another corroborating witness in Scripture (which helps us understand Psalm 81:3) does use the word “and” in between each of the times that King Solomon offered up burnt offerings on the altar:

Dibrey ha’Yamiym Shaniy (2nd Chronicles) 8:13 Even after a certain rate every day, offering according to the commandment of Mosheh (Moses), ON THE SABBATHS, and ON THE NEW MOONS, and ON THE SOLEMN FEASTS, THREE TIMES IN THE YEAR, even in the FEAST OF UNLEAVENED BREAD, and in the FEAST OF WEEKS, and in the FEAST OF TABERNACLES. 

Once again, there are three separate, and distinct times for offering up burnt offerings in the Temple: 

1.) On the weekly and annual sabbaths. 

2.) On the new moons (the sliver). 

3.) On the three Pilgrimage Feasts @ the full moon (Unleavened Bread, Feast of Weeks, Tabernacles). 

Shemoth (Exodus) 23:14 Three times you shall keep a feast unto me in the year. 

Shemoth (Exodus) 23:17 Three times in the year all your males shall appear before YHWH Elohiym. 

Debariym (Deuteronomy) 16:16 Three times in a year shall all thy males appear before YHWH your Elohiym in the place which he shall choose; in the feast of unleavened bread, and in the feast of weeks, and in the feast of tabernacles: and they shall not appear before YHWH empty: 

Melakiym Rishown (1st Kings) 9:25 And three times in a year did Solomon offer burnt offerings and peace offerings upon the altar which he built unto YHWH, and he burnt incense upon the altar that was before YHWH. So he finished the house.

The Month of Elul on the Hebrew Calendar

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Messiah’s Baptism & Forty-Day Fast Leading Up to Yom Kippur

To listen to the 4-part series on Rumble, see these links:

Messiah’s Baptism & Forty-Day Fast Leading Up to Yom Kippur, Part 1

Messiah’s Baptism & Forty-Day Fast Leading Up to Yom Kippur, Part 2

Messiah’s Baptism & Forty-Day Fast Leading Up to Yom Kippur, Part 3

Messiah’s Baptism & Forty-Day Fast Leading Up to Yom Kippur, Part 4

The month of Elul is the sixth month on the Hebrew Calendar, and it is called “Chodesh ha’cheshbon, which is a month of accounting.

The name of the month Elul is spelled with four Hebrew Letters, Alef-Lamed-Vav-Lamed which is said to be an acronym of “Ani l’dodi v’dodi li.” This is translated “I am my Beloved’s and my Beloved is mine,” a quote from Song of Songs 6:3, where the Beloved is YaHuWaH, and the “I” is his covenant bride, Yisra’el. 
In Aramaic (the vernacular of the Jewish people at the time that the month names were adopted), the word “Elul” means “to search,”
which is appropriate, because this is the time of the year when we search our hearts and farmers search for the harvest. The first day of the sixth month of Elul is often referred to as “The King is in the Field.” 

The Hebrew Month of Elul is called “The month of Repentance.” It is sometimes called “The month of Mercy,” or “The month of Forgiveness.” 

My favorite thing about this month is that it is known as “The King is in the field.” In Scripture, the King of Judah would leave his palace during the month of Elul, and he would set up camp in the field. This gave the common peasant a chance to approach him “face-to-face.” For the remainder of the year, the king lived in a palace protected by guards and iron gates. To have an audience with the king, one had to be summoned. 

Should one approach without being summoned, they would die (Esther 4:11). The only exception, is if the king extended the golden scepter to you, and spared your life. If the king did invite you to the palace, there was a certain protocol (to learn how to approach the king properly. 

You had to dress correctly, speak correctly, and have proper mannerisms; your presentation had to be flawless. Once inside the palace, you were ushered through the many intimidating gates, corridors and chambers that lead to the throne room. Even the Queen of Sheba passed out when she came before King Solomon (1st Kings 10:4-5).

However, once per year (in the month of Elul), the king would come into the field. He would leave his palace, and go out among his people, and set up his royal tent in the field near a town. All who wanted to see him were welcome.

There is a hint about our Messiah in the account of King David who was hiding in the field for three days, because he was afraid of King Saul, (for he sought to take David's life).

In the eyes of the Father, David was the legitimate king, while Saul had already disqualified himself, and thus the anointing departed from him. David was then chosen by the prophet Samuel (by direct orders from Yah).

King David is a Prophetic Type of Messiah in the Field

What we are about to learn from this account of David & Jonathan, is that these two men are likened unto the Two Witnesses in Revelation 11:3-15. The Two Witnesses will complete their ministry at the end of 1,260 days, (which culminates in the 6th month of Elul); and their resurrection will take place after 3.5 following their death, which is during the Feast of Trumpets, at the seventh trumpet blast, which means in the seventh month (Revelation 11:15).

What we see, is that King Shaul (Saul) is a prophetic picture of the beast or the Anti-Messiah (who kills the two witnesses). David is obviously a picture of the real Messiah, Yahuwshuwa (the true king). And Jonathan, is his close confidant, his servant. Shaul expressed his desire to kill David, and even threw a javelin at his own son, because Jonathan showed his loyalty towards David, by defending him.

Jonathan typifies those who are loyal to their Messiah, (the true king). David, (a tyoe of Messiah), was in the field hiding for three days. At the end of those three days, the two witnesses are raised back to life (after being killed by the beast). This is just like Shaul (Saul) who showed his desire to kill David, and almost killed his own son, Jonathan.

1st Samuel 20:5 And Dawiyd (David) said unto Yahuwnathan (Jonathan), Behold, tomorrow is the new moon, and I should not fail to sit with the king at meat: but let me go, that I may hide myself in the field unto the third day at evening

1st Samuel 20:24 So David hid himself in the field: and when the new moon was come, the king sat him down to eat meat.

1st Samuel 20:27 And it came to pass on the morrow, which was the second day of the month, that Dawiyd's place was empty: and Shaul said unto Yahuwnathan (Jonathan) his son, Wherefore comes not the son of Jesse to meat, neither yesterday, nor to day?  

1st Samuel 20:27 And Yahuwnathan (Jonathan) answered Shaul, Dawiyd (David) earnestly asked leave of me to go to Bethlehem:  

1st Samuel 20:29 And he said, Let me go, I pray you; for our family has a sacrifice in the city; and my brother, he has commanded me to be there: and now, if I have found favour in your eyes, let me get away, I pray you, and see my brethren. Therefore he comes not unto the king's table.  

1st Samuel 20:30 Then Saul's anger was kindled against Yahuwnathan (Jonathan), and he said unto him, You son of the perverse rebellious woman, do not I know that you have chosen the son of Jesse to your own confusion, and unto the confusion of your mother's nakedness?  

1st Samuel 20:31 For as long as the son of Jesse lives upon the ground, you shall not be established, nor your kingdom. Wherefore now send and fetch him unto me, for he shall surely die.  

1st Samuel 20:32 And Yahuwnathan (Jonathan) answered Shaul his father, and said unto him, Wherefore shall he be slain? what has he done?  

1st Samuel 20:33 And Shaul cast a javelin at him to smite him: whereby Yahuwnathan (Jonathan) knew that it was determined of his father to slay David

1st Samuel 20:34 So Yahuwnathan (Jonathan) arose from the table in fierce anger, and did eat no meat the second day of the monthfor he was grieved for David, because his father had done him shame. 

By carefully following the timeline of the Exodus, we can deduce that the month of Elul is the same time when Mosheh (Moses) went to Mount Sinai to prepare the second set of tablets after the incident of the golden calf (Exodus 32; 34:27-28). He ascended on Rosh Chodesh Elul and he descended on the 10th of Tishri, at the end of Yom Kippur, when repentance was complete. The 1st day of Elul commences a period of 40 days where Moses prayed for YaHuWaH to forgive the people after they committed adultery with the golden calf. After this, the commandment to prepare the second set of tablets was given. 

Could this be the reason why our Messiah fasted during these very same forty days? Could it be that he was also preparing to present the very same commandments that would be written upon the heart of his bride for Yom Kippur? You see, in Ancient Hebrew Wedding Custom, the bride was to have the ketubah (written marriage agreement) on her at all times, or else she could not enjoy intimacy with her husband. This explains why YaHuWaH promised to “write his Towrah” (laws) in the heart of his bride (Jeremiah 31:33; Hebrews 8:10; 10:16).

Traditionally, the Yahuwdiym (Jews) celebrate a time of fasting and repentance for “forty days.” This is the time that foreshadows the preparation for the bride to meet her bridegroom on the “Feast of Trumpets” (Yom Teruah), and on Yom Kippur(Day of Atonement). 

These two feast days, I believe represent the marriage of two different brides typified in Leah & Rachel to Ya’aqob (Jacob). In John 10:16, our Messiah spoke of having “two folds of sheep,” when he said the following words “And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd.

These two folds of sheep are none other than what Isaiah 8:14 describes as “Both Houses of Yisrael.” The Two Southern Tribes of Judah & the Ten Northern Tribes of Yisrael are referred to in prophecy as as “The Stick of Ephraim & the Stick of Judah” (Ezekiel 37:16).

True to prophecy, our Messiah said in John 10:16 that he would make both sheepfolds “one fold,” just as Ezekiel also foretold that both Houses of Yisrael would become “one stick,” in the hand of YaHuWaH in the last days (Ezekiel 37:19). This event will culminate during the last ten days of the “Great Tribulation,” (which will only last for three and half years). 

During these last ten days of tribulation, our Messiah will make these two houses only one house, and one bride. These last ten days are often referred to by the Yahuwdiym (Jews) as “The Ten Days of Awe” (Revelation 3:10).

At the final Jubilee on the “last great day” of the 6th millennium, and going into the “Sabbath Millennium,” this will commence during the 7th Hebrew month called “Ethanim or Tishri!”

The Feast of Trumpets commemorates the “ushering in of the king,” and it is a time for us to prepare our hearts for the Fall Feasts of YaHuWaH.

The two themes of the month of Elul have to do with accounting and preparation of the heart. In Aramaic the word Elul means “searching.”

Tehilliym (Psalms) 139:23 Search me, O Elohiym, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts:

It was during this time of year that Yahuwchanon (John) the Immerser (Baptist) began preaching repentance in the wilderness: 

Mattithyahuw (Matthew) 3:

1 In those days came Yahuwchanon (John) the Immerser (Baptist), preaching in the wilderness of Yahuwdah (Judaea),

2 And saying, Repent you: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.

3 For this is he that was spoken of by the prophet Yeshayahuw (Isaiah), saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare you the way of YHWH, make his paths straight.

The Hebrew word for “repent” is as follows:

#8668 tshuwa’ah tesh-ooaw or tshuah; from #7768 in the sense of #3467; rescue (literal or figurative, personal, national or spiritual): deliverance, help, safety, salvation, victory.

The next two words are the root words that make up this word for repent (tshuwah):

#3467 yasha yawshah to be open, wide or free; to be safeavenging, defend, deliver, help, preserve, rescue, be safe, bring salvation, save, get victory.

#7768 shava shawvah: to be freefreedom from trouble; cry aloud, shout.

*Note: since the Hebrew letter “Vav” was originally called a “Waw,” and it makes the “long u sound,” the word “shava”should actually be pronounced as “shauwa” and it phonetically sounds like: “sha-oo-ah.”

These three words above, all paint a picture of what is happening during the 40 days of fasting and repentance starting on the 1st of Elul (the 6th month) and leading right up to the 10th day of the 7th month of Tishri on Yom Kippur (day of covering). We first see that John the Immerser (Baptist) was “crying out” (shauwa) for the nation of Yisra’el to repent by exclaiming “tshuwa!” 

This was the time of year when Yisra’el was being called to prepare for the Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur). The Day of Atonement is a day of salvation (yasha) for those who repent, but it is a day of avenging or “vengeance” for those who are not ready and have not washed their garments in the blood of the lamb. 

For forty days, Yisra’el would always prepare their hearts during this season of repenting. It was a time to “make the crooked paths straight” and to ask forgiveness from those whom you may have wronged.

Yahuwshuwa admonished us not to bother bringing a gift to the altar until we go and make peace with our brother:

Mattithyahuw (Matthew) 5:24 Leave there your gift before the altar, and go your way; first be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift. 

To those who repent and make the crooked paths straight (correct the wrongs that they have committed), the Day of Atonement will be a day of “acceptance” by YaHuWaH. However, for those who do not humble themselves and repent, it will be a day of “vengeance.” 

On the future Day of Atonement when Messiah returns in Revelation 19:2, he will “avenge” the blood of his set-apart ones (his bride). It is for this reason that he read only the first half of Isaiah 61:2 at the end of his “forty days of fasting” in the wilderness:

Yeshayahuw (Isaiah) 61:2 To proclaim the acceptable year of YHWH, and the day of vengeance of our Elohiym; to comfort all that mourn.

Speaking of the Day of Vengeance, there is a false day of vengeance that is brewing right now, because Donald Trump is a false Messiah, and he is being slated as the one who will return with a vengeance.

As of August 18, 2023, President Trump has been Indicted in Georgia for trying to overturn the Election results of 2020. 

We are being told that he has ten days to turn himself in to be arrested:

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As many of you already know, I have been sharing prophetic insights on this for three years, ever since the events of January 6, 2021, as I believe that these events were carefully orchestrated to usher Trump into his role as an Antichrist Dictator in these last days. 

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