Saturday, April 16, 2016

I Was Looking At A Post In The E Book I Wanted To Give An Example Of Content On The Site About The Lords Time Frame March to May- A Lesson From The River Of Ahava- Seeking God-March-April-May 2016

 A Lesson From The River Of Ahava- Seeking God-March-April-May 2016

This is one of many words given, it has much encouragement and warning.  

 
This is an easy to understand message, but it has some dual Prophetic insight to March-April-May 2016.

Ezr 8:15 And I gathered them together to the river that runneth to Ahava; and there abode we in tents three days: and I viewed the people, and the priests, and found there none of the sons of Levi.

Ezr 8:18 And by the good hand of our God upon us they brought us a man of understanding, of the sons of Mahli, the son of Levi, the son of Israel; and Sherebiah, with his sons and his brethren, eighteen;

Ezr 8:19 And Hashabiah, and with him Jeshaiah of the sons of Merari, his brethren and their sons, twenty;

Ezr 8:20 Also of the Nethinims, whom David and the princes had appointed for the service of the Levites, two hundred and twenty Nethinims: all of them were expressed by name.

Ezr 8:21 Then I proclaimed a fast there, at the river of Ahava, that we might afflict ourselves before our God, to seek of him a right way for us, and for our little ones, and for all our substance.

Ezr 8:22 For I was ashamed to require of the king a band of soldiers and horsemen to help us against the enemy in the way: because we had spoken unto the king, saying, The hand of our God is upon all them for good that seek him; but his power and his wrath is against all them that forsake him.

Ezr 8:23 So we fasted and besought our God for this: and he was intreated of us.

Ezr 8:28 And I said unto them, Ye are holy unto the LORD; the vessels are holy also; and the silver and the gold are a freewill offering unto the LORD God of your fathers.

Ezr 8:29 Watch ye, and keep them, until ye weigh them before the chief of the priests and the Levites, and chief of the fathers of Israel, at Jerusalem, in the chambers of the house of the LORD.

Ezr 8:30 So took the priests and the Levites the weight of the silver, and the gold, and the vessels, to bring them to Jerusalem unto the house of our God.

Ezr 8:31 Then we departed from the river of Ahava on the twelfth day of the first month, to go unto Jerusalem: and the hand of our God was upon us, and he delivered us from the hand of the enemy, and of such as lay in wait by the way.

Ezr 8:32 And we came to Jerusalem, and abode there three days.

Ezr 8:33 Now on the fourth day was the silver and the gold and the vessels weighed in the house of our God by the hand of Meremoth the son of Uriah the priest; and with him was Eleazar the son of Phinehas; and with them was Jozabad the son of Jeshua, and Noadiah the son of Binnui, Levites;

Ezr 8:34 By number and by weight of every one: and all the weight was written at that time.

Ezr 8:35 Also the children of those that had been carried away, which were come out of the captivity, offered burnt offerings unto the God of Israel, twelve bullocks for all Israel, ninety and six rams, seventy and seven lambs, twelve he goats for a sin offering: all this was a burnt offering unto the LORD.

Ezr 8:36 And they delivered the king's commissions unto the king's lieutenants, and to the governors on this side the river: and they furthered the people, and the house of God.

ISBE the River Ahava;

Ahava
a-hā´va (
אהוא, 'ahăwā'): The river in Babylonia
on the banks of which Ezra gathered together the Jews who accompanied him to Jerusalem. At this rendezvous the company encamped for three days to make preparation for the difficult and dangerous journey (Ezr_8:15). On reviewing the people and the priests Ezra found no Levites among them; he therefore sent to Iddo, “the chief at the place Casiphia,” a request for ministers for the temple.

A number of Levites with 220 Nethinim returned to the rendezvous with the deputation. Ezra had expressed to the king his faith in the protection of God; being, therefore, ashamed to ask for a military escort he proclaimed a fast to seek of God “a straight way.” To 12 priests Ezra assigned the care of the offering for the temple in Jerusalem. When all was ready the company “departed from the river Ahava,” and journeyed in safety to Jerusalem.

Gill:

Ezra 8:31
Then we departed from the river of Ahava, on the twelfth day of the first month, to go unto Jerusalem,.... The month Nisan, answering to part of March and part of April; this was two days before the passover began:

And the hand of our God was upon us; guiding, directing, and protecting them by his providence:

And he delivered us from the hand of the enemy, and of such as lay in wait by the way; either by intimidating them, that they dared not attack them, or by directing them to take a different road, whereby they escaped them, see Ezr_8:22.

Henry;

Ezra 8:21-23

Ezra has procured Levites to go along with him; but what will that avail, unless he have God with him? That is therefore his chief care. In all our ways we must acknowledge God, and in those particularly wherein we are endeavoring to serve the interest of his kingdom among men. Ezra does so here. Observe,

I. The stedfast confidence he had in God and in his gracious protection. He told the king (Ezr_8:22) what principles he went upon, that those who seek God are safe under the shadow of his wings, even in their greats dangers, but that those who forsake him are continually exposed, even when they are most secure. God's servants have his power engaged for them; his enemies have it engaged against them.

This Ezra believed with his heart, and with his mouth made confession of it before the king; and therefore he was ashamed to ask of the king a convoy, lest thereby he should give occasion to the king, and those about him, to suspect either God's power to help his people or Ezra's confidence in that power. Those that trust in God, and triumph in him, will be ashamed of seeking to the creature for protection, especially of using any sorry shifts for their own safety, because thereby they contradict themselves and their own confidence. Not but that those who depend upon God must use proper means for their preservation, and they need not be ashamed to do so; but, when the honor of God is concerned, one would rather expose one's-self than do any thing to the prejudice of that, which ought to be dearer to us than our lives.

The basic lesson is trust in our lord. Putting the house in order. A need of divine protection, it called for a fast, this 3 day fast was in March -month one, Nisan and part of April.

There was the true danger awaiting them on the travel to Jerusalem, but a fast and proclaiming no fear, our God is able to protect us. As Gill wrote;

and the hand of our God was upon us; guiding, directing, and protecting them by his providence:

And he delivered us from the hand of the enemy, and of such as lay in wait by the way; either by intimidating them, that they dared not attack them, or by directing them to take a different road, whereby they escaped them.

Note: a. Guidance, b. Direction, c. Protection

These three things and more, are called for in our day to day life, this message is concerning March-April Nisan, 2016.
The Prophecy was given, 'by May 2016 end, we would not recognize the USA as it now is', that is important to this lesson.

NOTE: I wrote March not May in the original post. Look below and you will see, it was a typo.
It would not have said right after, In March-May 2016.
 
Now some dual Prophecy and insight.

This is a call to fasting and diligent prayer. We do not come in fear of man, but of God. The threat was real, it was not a maybe , but certain, it was a call to trust and protection. In March-May- 2016 , leading up to this, we must seek the lord for direction. The lord will give direction, it could be another road as Gill said, or it could be another way then we are currently thinking.

It is striking that this event to go to Jerusalem was in in March the first month. March -April, is the real new year, not January or September, it is March, as God told Moses, man changed it, the lord did not.

March 2016 will be very hard, we will need the lords protection from today until we go to glory, this word is saying, we will need direction now, before March 2016. It comes by prayer and fasting, fasting is N.T. Theology. Prayer is naturally N.T. Theology, but many are praying so little when things are spiraling out of control.

I have posted before, 'we will need to cultivate and learn to hear the small still voice as it will be a matter of life or death, go there, stay here, take that road, do not take that road, go left, go right, run, hide, wait, duck, etc'. step by step help by the lords Holy Spirit the small still voice, this is a need NOW.

The lord has a direct word for you, and you must get your direct word from him, not man.
Where are the Levites today, the remnant grows smaller, many then, and now, do not want to go, they do not want change, they want to stay in Babylon, no change of routine, no change at all, but this is a call to change- with the lord's pillar by day, and fire by night, you must adapt and do whatever the lord says to you.

This message tells us in the coming 2016 year, we can have divine protection and direction.

We need this hearing with our ears what the Spirit of the lord is saying today, because DEC 2015 is not over yet, anything can happen, or nothing until Jan, 2016 , regardless of the given month, the year 2016, we will see ww3, economic collapse, and Judgments complete on the USA and the West, and other places.

Note: During this time frame the Brussels attack happened, Jan 2016 the stock market had its worse opening month in history,  and other events.

WE have read about the seven year cycles, this is interesting , every 80 years events happen, every 80 years historically there are great events, the last depression started 80 years ago, 2016 is the 80th year, with the 7 month historic cycle we can see every 80 years , I mean every 80 years all throughout history major events, so if history repeats, and it almost always does, we know 2016 will be a year of great events, not good ones.

Will you beloved heed the warnings and sound a holy alarm, sound a holy gathering, as in Joel, I would say it calls for this. A fast by the remnant.

Many times I asked for a fast, the lord gave it by prophecy, sadly no one did it, another time one person did it.


WE are at the river Ahava today, what they did in Ezra, we should do now.

Read the text again and again until you get it, that is O.T. how much more in the N.T. and in such a crises of judgments on us, and getting worse every single day.

What are you doing at your river Ahava? The remnant ones , not all, but many were not at that river than, and they are not today. It is the same as it was, it is not what the N.T. Teaches concerning the royal priesthood of ALL believers, where are the holy priesthood, where are the levites , the N.T. Priests of a house, where are they?

What are you doing at this river, are you seeking direction, protection, help, or are you just OK with your life as it is?

Think on this, we are all at that river today, and perilous times are on us and coming, I would say it's time to get serious .There is a time to leave this river in Babylon and move into the will of the lord and N.T. sound doctrine, that is the Jerusalem in our hearts.

Sister Sue Miller made a very good comment and I want to add it to the end of this message, great insight by my great friend, a Messianc Jew Sue said.

 Ahava"is also the Hebrew word for " love".
It leads me to this scripture: "Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God,the Lord is One. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give to you today are to be upon your hearts." Deuteronomy 6:4-6
We need to love God as never before and trust in Him. Yeshua is the living water.He is the river at Ahava leading us to eternal life.

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