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April Newsletter

Chag Sameach and Happy Pesach to one and all!

As we all huddle together in our homes this seder night, knowing that even in Israel there is a ban on people leaving their homes as well, we can’t help but see the Almighty’s guiding hand. Historically, this year is also the very same time as the first Passover in Egypt. Nisan 14 was on a Wednesday and while everyone was quarantined in their home for their own survival it just so happens pretty much the whole world is on lockdown. In the US, it is to be the worst week for deaths as well. Only God, the Master conductor, could coordinate such timing and bring all these events to everyone’s collective memory. We even have the Locust plague recently in the Middle East. Many are asking what is the LORD trying to tell the whole world and His people more particularly with all of this?

On Purim, last month, we had a supermoon. This week at Passover we have another supermoon that will be the closest for the whole year followed by another supermoon on Rosh Hashanah as well! I believe this has definitely got the attention of those who have ears to hear what He is saying and eyes to see what is happening. May we all have hearts to understand.

I will be teaching what I believe God is saying the end of this month on the Shabbat of April 25th when the teaching covers the combined Torah portion of Tazria/Metzorah or the teaching on biblical leprosy. After that, we will have finished the book of Revelation and I plan to launch into teaching the books of Ezra and Nehemiah as I believe we are in the times of rebuilding the Temple again!

Amazingly we just may see an actual Pesach sacrifice this week and not just a re-enactment as they are only waiting on government approval – if they can even form a government!

Check out this short youtube video where I explain the shemitah cycles and Daniels 70th week and share it around!

The next Shemitah year begins not this year, but next year on Rosh Hashanah of 2021 with the new 7 year cycle beginning on Rosh Hashanah of 2022, two years from now. Accordingly, the following 7 year cycle will begin on Rosh Hashanah 2029.

We live in prophetic times and now is the time to make the light of the Torah be magnified like never before around the world!

Please hear what the Word of the LORD was to an ancient generation whose time parallels ours:

Isaiah 42:18-21 Hear, you deaf, and look, you blind, that you may see! Who is blind but my servant, or deaf as my messenger whom I send? Who is blind as my dedicated one, or blind as the servant of the Lord? He sees many things, but does not observe them; his ears are open, but he does not hear. The Lord was pleased, for his righteousness’ sake, to magnify his law and make it glorious.

This is what God is all about! We need to restore His teachings as it goes on to say:

Isaiah 42:22,23 But this is a people plundered and looted; they are all of them trapped in holes and hidden in prisons; they have become plunder with none to rescue, spoil with none to say, “Restore!” Who among you will give ear to this, will attend and listen for the time to come?

God is looking for people who want to say “Restore” referring to His ways. In Hebrew the phrase “for the time to come” refers to the last days!

We are even told in the time of Yeshua:

Acts 3:19-21 Repent therefore, and turn back, that your sins may be blotted out, that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord, and that he may send the Messiah appointed for you, Yeshua, whom heaven must receive until the time for restoring all the things about which God spoke by the mouth of his holy prophets long ago.

The concept of Tikkun Olam refers to the restoration of all things. So this Passover let us contemplate what God is telling us what is important to Him!

Happy Passover!

Pastor Mark Biltz