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It’s time . . .

Rhonda and I have been involved first-hand in hands-on organized ministry work for the better part of over 40 years, with over 15 years of that committed to teaching, discipling and mentoring concerning the Hebraic/Biblical roots of ‘The Faith once for all delivered to the set-part people of God’. In the year 2000, God began to wean us away from our denominational setting, taking us to a place in our lives so as to have our undivided attention. As He more securely grounded us in His Scripture,  He spoke to us a very simple mandate – ‘disciple those I send in the Truth of My Word’. This was around the time all the computers were to ‘run amuck’, and although Y2K was a wake-up call rather than ‘the end’, it prompted us to consider more seriously  the concept of, not only spiritual preparation, but physical, practical preparation under God’s leadership.

Seven years ago, Rhonda began to ask the question of our Father, ‘What do we do and where do we go in light of what is coming on the earth?’ One year later Abba lead us to a 32 acre tract of land off the beaten path, that we eventually purchased with our retirement money, making the piece of land debt-free. After the purchase, some close friends brought a couple interesting facts to our attention that had evaded us during the purchase process, a process much to lengthy to detail here, but a process in which we saw Abba’s Hand time and time again.

Now there was a supposed boundary dispute on this property, and although we were aware of the dispute, there was something about it we had not seen. It was pointed out to us that, when the survey plat was properly oriented North and South, the disputed boundary (a dispute which has since be resolved) was on what would be the northwest side of the eastern boundary, or, ‘the west bank’ of the property, if you will. There was another ‘coincidence’ that we had not noticed up to this point.  When our friends properly oriented the survey plat, we immediately noticed a recognizable shape – a striking and uncanny similarity to the current day map of the Land of Israel. ‘The plat looks like Israel’, people exclaimed. There are many more confirmations we could relate if time allowed . . . angelic manifestations, words of knowledge and words of wisdom spoken over and about this parcel, a parcel that has come to be known ‘Goshen’.

And then again, our Father breathed a very simple statement into us- ‘Prepare a place for the time when a people will need a place’. So, for the past six years, Rhonda and I and a handful of others have been slowly chipping away at this rugged, undeveloped piece of land that was barely navigable on foot back then. And although many (not all) of that ‘handful’ or no longer with us for differing reasons, for Rhonda and I and the few that remain, the vision is still clear and the work goes on, slowly but surely , emphasis on the ‘slowly’(and the ‘surely’ part does wane from time to time, for the spirit is willing but, at times, the flesh is weak).  Financial support has diminished severly in the past year, although we are EXTREMELY thankful to our Father for the small handful of ‘Faithful’ that support us when they can. But the laborers are few, and although the fields are white, the skies are darkening beyond the horizon and the work must be done while there is still time to work. For the past 4 years, (and beginning our 5th winter here) Rhonda and I have been living on site in a 34 ft camper, continuing the work and keeping the Land debt free.  And just for the record, we are both in our middle 60’s, attempting to live off our social security income and putting everything we are and have into the work here. And God gets ALL the credit and the glory. In all this, there is one thing we have come to understand. It is ironic how the seeming delay of disaster can usher in, at times, the manifestation of complacency. But God is not slack concerning what He has said He will do and what will come.

Up to this point, we have shared the work here merely by word of mouth, through and by those we felt led in which to confide. Now, here in our little valley, we find ourselves in a point of decision. And we have decided the time has come, if you will, to fish or cut bait and to proclaim a ‘whosoever will’. This past election presented a momentary window of reprieve and opportunity for the Body of Messiah, in this nation at least, in these last days. But that window will not stay open for long. The time has come to pick up the pace, to get work completed and projects finished, under the leadership of our Father, His Spirit and His Right Hand. It is time to learn, understand and manifest the concept of community . . . like-minded individuals and families that have the vision to prepare, not just for themselves, but for others, others that will need a place of safety and security in a season of insecurity and uncertainty . . . like-minded people that understand the reality of those things coming on this nation and this globe, that understand the time and season we are in and are willing to put their/our treasure where the heart and vision are. Laborers are needed, finances are needed, resources and materials are needed, intercessors are needed, and commitment is needed. Commitment . . . now there’s word that gets thrown around quite a bit. Commitment is a difficult concept to understand and explain at times. We once heard it stated this way – “If you want to understand the difference between involvement and commitment, just take a look at a plate of steak and eggs. The chicken was ‘involved’, but the steer was committed.” Did you catch the difference?

When the time comes, (and it will come) obviously not all will come here for their ‘safe place’. But for those that ARE to come here, it must be ready. This specific work here is not for everyone, but there are those that ARE to be part of this work here.  So, If the Lord would have you be a part of this work, to support it financially, sacrificially and physically, to intercede, to pray and to labor with us in this work, then we want you, your place is here and the time is NOW . . . We must all work the work He has called us to while there is day, for the night comes when no man can work. If God has called you to be a part of this work, it is time to put your hand to the plow and not look back, but rather, look up, for our redemption draweth nigh. And until then, however long that is and whatever must be endured, the time to pray and give and labor and prepare, is NOW.   May our Father bless you and yours in the days to come. Shared from our hearts to yours in Yeshua’s Name – Jerry & Rhondacamp-of-israel-image

 
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Posted by on January 12, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

More Questions than Answers . . .

More questions than answers . . .
Most are aware by now of the upcoming meeting in France of a 70 nation coalition on January 15th to discuss their version of the future of the nation of Israel. Hopefully, most understand the number ‘70’ as being a number that always has ‘global community’ implications. And again, most are probably aware of the prophecies concerning God’s judgment on the nations for ‘dividing His Land’, an event and action that must take place officially at some future point, although we realize, for all intent and purposes, the nation of Israel and city of Jerusalem IS divided already. (Joel 3:2)
The question that keeps crossing our minds concerns the ‘three frogs’ of Revelation 16. The only other reference to ‘frogs’ in Scripture is in the account of the plagues of Egypt in Exodus chapter 8, as well as a reference in the Psalms ( Psalm 78:45 & 105:30) to the events in Egypt. We understand frogs were worshiped IN ancient Egypt as ‘gods’ with supposed connections to both fertility and the underworld, which would make them ‘demonic by association’ and they are obviously unclean.
Revelation 16 speaks of three demonic, unclean spirits that appear as frogs, coming out of the mouths of the dragon, the beast and the false prophet respectively, and these demonic spirits are they which God allows to draw the leaders of the nations of the earth into the valley of Jehoshaphat for the battle. We are NOT suggesting this meeting on the 15th is for war planning or war games against Israel, but IS significant in light of other events, both world-wide and in the middle east.
So what are your thoughts? What or who are these ‘frogs’? The Apostle Paul indicates the ‘mystery (secret doctrine and/or power) of lawlessness (which would be the spirit of the lawless one) was at work in his day ( 2 Thess 2:8-ff) and the lawless one would be revealed in the proper time. Can we assume the secret doctrine and spirit that has manifested in the work of these three frogs is obviously already at work and will increasingly manifest, showing itself in things like this upcoming meeting and other events prophesied and yet to occur ?
Your thoughts?

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Posted by on January 11, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

Upcoming Shabbat Get-together . . .

Back in December, many of us gathered from various places in the area for a ‘Come-Together Shabbat Get-together’ in Stanford. It was an enjoyable time of fellowship and praise and worship. Many asked if we could ‘do it again’. So, how about another ‘Come-together Shabbat Get-together’ on Shabbat February 11th, at the same location as last time – The BallRoom about the BlueBird Cafe in Stanford. The meeting will begin at 1:00pm with a time of Fellowship, Worship and Praise, Discussion, Prayer and ministry, concluding with a potluck meal. We ask everyone to bring a main dish, and either a side dish or dessert and a beverage of your choice. Coffee and bottled water will be on hand. if you would like to help with the cost of the building, we thank you. if you play an instrument and would like to share with the group, please contact us by PM or text and come prepared. We might have a messianic jam session. 🙂 Doors will open at noon. We NEED to know how many are coming so, PLEASE, RSVP. Do not assume we know you are planning to attend. . 🙂 It was a great time and good Spirit last month. God answered prayers. Come this time with expectation. Shalom – J&R

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Posted by on January 9, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

Projected Holy Day Dates for 2017

PROJECTED HOLY DAY CALENDAR DATES FOR 2017

(make your vacation plans now!)

Pesach – Passover and the Week of Unleavened Bread – begins the evening of Monday April 10th through the evening of April 17th. The 11th is the first full day of Chag HaMatzot ( Feast of Unleavened Bread). The first and seventh day are ‘high sabbaths’, but you are allowed to cook on each of those two days specifically for those two days.

Raysheet Omer – Day of the Wave Offering – Resurrection Day – Sunday April 16th, beginning the evening before. April 16th is Day One of the 50 days, counting down to the Day of Pentecost ( the counting down from the Omer)

Pentecost – Shavout – Feast of Weeks – Sunday June 4th is the 50th Day, beginning the evening before. (also a high Sabbath)

Feast of Trumpets – Yom Teruah – The Day of The Blast – Thursday Sept.21st, beginning the evening before. (also a high Sabbath)

Yom Kippur – Day of Atonement – from sundown Sept.29th through sundown Sept 30th. ( also a high Sabbath)

Sukkot – Feast of Tabernacles – 7 days, from sundown Wednesday Oct 4th through sundown Wednesday Oct 11th. (first full day is a high Sabbath )

Shemini Etzeret – The 8th Assembly – the first day of ‘forever’ – from sundown Wednesday Oct 11th through sundown Thursday Oct 12th. (also a high Sabbath).

We apologize for not posting the Scripture references for each listing above. Time dod not permit that this evening. We will provide those soon. Set your priorities and make your plans now. Don’t miss the blessing that comes with walking in these that are a pattern of The Gospel and Abba’s plan from before the beginning.  (if you have any questions or catch any typo’s , just give us a shout)  Shalom – J&R

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Posted by on January 3, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

You might want to read this . . .

UN Security Council Resolution 2334  Dec 23 2016

                  Resolution 2334 (2016)

 

 

                     Adopted by the Security Council at its 7853rd meeting, on 23 December 2016

 

 

The Security Council,

Reaffirming its relevant resolutions, including resolutions 242 (1967), 338 (1973), 446 (1979), 452 (1979), 465 (1980), 476 (1980), 478 (1980), 1397 (2002), 1515 (2003), and 1850 (2008),

Guided by the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations, and reaffirming, inter alia, the inadmissibility of the acquisition of territory by force,

Reaffirming the obligation of Israel, the occupying Power, to abide scrupulously by its legal obligations and responsibilities under the Fourth Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War, of 12 August 1949, and recalling the advisory opinion rendered on 9 July 2004 by the International Court of Justice,

Condemning all measures aimed at altering the demographic composition, character and status of the Palestinian Territory occupied since 1967, including East Jerusalem, including, inter alia, the construction and expansion of settlements, transfer of Israeli settlers, confiscation of land, demolition of homes and displacement of Palestinian civilians, in violation of international humanitarian law and relevant resolutions,

Expressing grave concern that continuing Israeli settlement activities are dangerously imperilling the viability of the two-State solution based on the 1967 lines,

Recalling the obligation under the Quartet Roadmap, endorsed by its resolution 1515 (2003), for a freeze by Israel of all settlement activity, including “natural growth”, and the dismantlement of all settlement outposts erected since March 2001,

Recalling also the obligation under the Quartet roadmap for the Palestinian Authority Security Forces to maintain effective operations aimed at confronting all those engaged in terror and dismantling terrorist capabilities, including the confiscation of illegal weapons,

Condemning all acts of violence against civilians, including acts of terror, as well as all acts of provocation, incitement and destruction,

Reiterating its vision of a region where two democratic States, Israel and Palestine, live side by side in peace within secure and recognized borders,

Stressing that the status quo is not sustainable and that significant steps, consistent with the transition contemplated by prior agreements, are urgently needed in order to (i) stabilize the situation and to reverse negative trends on the ground, which are steadily eroding the two-State solution and entrenching a one-State reality, and (ii) to create the conditions for successful final status negotiations and for advancing the two-State solution through those negotiations and on the ground,

  1. Reaffirms that the establishment by Israel of settlements in the Palestinian territory occupied since 1967, including East Jerusalem, has no legal validity and constitutes a flagrant violation under international law and a major obstacle to the achievement of the two-State solution and a just, lasting and comprehensive peace;
  2. Reiterates its demand that Israel immediately and completely cease all settlement activities in the occupied Palestinian territory, including East Jerusalem, and that it fully respect all of its legal obligations in this regard;
  3. Underlines that it will not recognize any changes to the 4 June 1967 lines, including with regard to Jerusalem, other than those agreed by the parties through negotiations;
  4. Stresses that the cessation of all Israeli settlement activities is essential for salvaging the two-State solution, and calls for affirmative steps to be taken immediately to reverse the negative trends on the ground that are imperilling the two-State solution;
  5. Calls upon all States, bearing in mind paragraph 1 of this resolution, to distinguish, in their relevant dealings, between the territory of the State of Israel and the territories occupied since 1967;
  6. Calls for immediate steps to prevent all acts of violence against civilians, including acts of terror, as well as all acts of provocation and destruction, calls for accountability in this regard, and calls for compliance with obligations under international law for the strengthening of ongoing efforts to combat terrorism, including through existing security coordination, and to clearly condemn all acts of terrorism;
  7. Calls upon both parties to act on the basis of international law, including international humanitarian law, and their previous agreements and obligations, to observe calm and restraint, and to refrain from provocative actions, incitement and inflammatory rhetoric, with the aim, inter alia, of de-escalating the situation on the ground, rebuilding trust and confidence, demonstrating through policies and actions a genuine commitment to the two-State solution, and creating the conditions necessary for promoting peace;
  8. Calls upon all parties to continue, in the interest of the promotion of peace and security, to exert collective efforts to launch credible negotiations on all final status issues in the Middle East peace process and within the time frame specified by the Quartet in its statement of 21 September 2010;
  9. Urges in this regard the intensification and acceleration of international and regional diplomatic efforts and support aimed at achieving, without delay a comprehensive, just and lasting peace in the Middle East on the basis of the relevant United Nations resolutions, the Madrid terms of reference, including the principle of land for peace, the Arab Peace Initiative and the Quartet Roadmap and an end to the Israeli occupation that began in 1967; and underscores in this regard the importance of the ongoing efforts to advance the Arab Peace Initiative, the initiative of France for the convening of an international peace conference, the recent efforts of the Quartet, as well as the efforts of Egypt and the Russian Federation;
  10. Confirms its determination to support the parties throughout the negotiations and in the implementation of an agreement;
  11. Reaffirms its determination to examine practical ways and means to secure the full implementation of its relevant resolutions;
  12. Requests the Secretary-General to report to the Council every three months on the implementation of the provisions of the present resolution;
  13. Decides to remain seized of the matter.

 

 

 
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Posted by on December 29, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

Some additional intriguing numbers . . .

SOME ADDITIONAL INTRIGUING NUMBERS . . . It has been reported that John Kerry’s speech was 70 minutes in length . . . if true, that is interesting. He said he had 7 points to make – 7 – and then presented 6 points – 6 . Hopefully we all understand the number 6 to be the number of ‘man’ and we see man’s hand in the events in the middle east. But then the number 7 on the other hand, is a sign of God’s mark on something. ‘7’ in hebrew is ‘sheva’ which comes from the word ‘shava’ which means ‘an oath’. Each time we see the number 7, it should remind us that God has declared the last days from the beginning and puts His Mark – His 7 – on events to show His Hand in the process. God said His Land would be divided and woe to those by which it is divided. So how should we pray in these days? Pray as Abraham prayed – for mercy ‘for the ten righteous in the city’; mercy for this nation that was once considered by many to be a ‘city on a hill’ and has now become a knife in the back of our ally Israel, the apple of God’s eye. ShalomNoah's Ark Image

 
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Posted by on December 29, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

Something to ponder . . .

We have sensed in The Spirit (and stated) for a really long time that the end of this year and the beginning of the next will be dramatically significant in ways we cannot fully comprehend. We have stated since last year that we believe 2015-2016 to be the Schmittah and 2016-2017 to potentially be a Jubilee. The Jubilee ( the 50th year) is also the First year of the next 7-year cycle. What 7-year cycle have believers been discussing and looking forward to for centuries? We are NOT setting dates. We ARE calling on everyone to ‘watch the horizon’. These current events concerning the UN (The nations), Israel, the US, a gathering of 70 nations, are NOT coincidental by any stretch. We believe (based in Scripture) Yeshua’s first earthly ministry marked a Jubilee. We believe His second coming will conclude a 7-year cycle (Daniel’s 70th week and the 7 years of tribulation?) that begins with the marking of a Jubilee. (” . . . and the day of vengeance of our God . . .” Isa 61:2 – this is the part Yeshua did NOT read in the synagogue in Luke 4:19-20) Are we in those days ? ” I (YHWH) will gather all nations and bring them down to the Valley of Jehoshaphat (The Kidron Valley – the valley between The Temple Mount and the Mount of Olives). There I will enter into judgment against the nations concerning my inheritance – my people Israel – for they (the nations) have scattered My people among the nations and divided up My Land.” (Joe 3:2) Something to ponder . . . your thoughts? Shalom

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Posted by on December 29, 2016 in Uncategorized

 
 
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