During corporate worship on 9/30, the Father revealed a golden staircase guarded by 2 angels and began calling us to “Come up here!” It wasn’t until later that I remembered we have just entered the Hebrew year 5778, the Year of the Open Door.
This morning, the Father said to me, “There are new realms and dimensions awaiting you as you behold My face and respond to My touch. There are resources at your disposal that you will have eyes to see, as you lock eyes with Me.
Do you feel the tug of heaven upon your heart? Do you feel its frequency resonating in you – sounding strong and clear and true? Do you hear Me calling your name? Arise, My love, My fair one, and come away. I have many things to show you… many mansions in My heart. A day in My courts really is better than a thousand, and, in the light of My countenance, things of earth really will be so small. Because they are.
So come with Me and sit awhile. Leave your tasks behind. Sometimes we work and sometimes we play. And even our work is play – not the heavy yoke of fallen earth. And sometimes we just sit and enjoy each other’s company, like 2 familiar friends who no longer need words. Come abide with Me in My garden. And there I will make all things new.
You have tried to “abide” down here and of course you have been unsuccessful. This realm is subject to the prince of the power of the air and is encoded with intricate and advanced schemes to separate us. But up here… up here, the air is clear. It’s heaven’s atmosphere. And you will ride on the wings of the wind. And you will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. And you will decree a thing and it is established.
You are called to behold My beauty, but that happens up here. Then… then, you will display Me to the world.
So, Moses, come up on the mountain. Come and see Me face to face. Come and behold the blueprint. Come and eat the scroll. Up here, in heaven’s atmosphere, is where rapid change takes place. Up here is where miracles are normal.
In past seasons, My glory came down. But now, My glory comes down through you. You are the carrier of My glory. You are My gate. Come and behold where you are seated. Come, become aware of your true home. Come and behold Me, dance with Me, lock eyes with Me. And watch earth bow to heaven, and time to eternity. For I have set eternity in your heart, and you will never be satisfied with less. Say goodbye to lower living. It’s time to step through the open door.”
I heard the Lord say, “You are not even a subject in My Kingdom. In the Kingdom of Heaven -Lords, Kings etc.. You are a Royal. Even the grass can hear when you are coming so why be a subject in a material realm with physical laws that are foreign to you.
On Earth as it is in Heaven. You ‘say’ it all the time.
You are Not a subject (serf, peasant) and you are Not subject to the things of Earth!!!”
I know I’m a Royal and so are you
I know I’m not a subject
and I know I’m not subject
-A Kiel Burns
The difference between quitting and failing….
Failing is simply, not doing something properly/ the way it was “supposed” to be done.
Failing is stopping short or your potential but still having your identity intact enough to complete it.
Quitting is failing to have the courage to fail ,and to go back to try again.
Quitting is pride. You quit ,whatever the task, to save yourself a little face.
Quitting is control, you won’t let whatever situation/task/or person get the best of you.
You usually quit something you feel defeated in.
Why let defeat dictate your outcome? Why let defeat control your destiny when you serve and walk with a King who has defeated the ultimate defeat, death?
Singing and music from instruments is amplified sound wave frequency. Because the sound waves are amplified it creates a greater power for manifestation through the words and emotions that are a part of every song.
There are rabbis that believe, when God created the universe, He sang it into being. I believe that when the new Heaven and new earth are formed God and His sons shall sing over creation, amplifying the desires of the heart of The Father they carry in them, to release creation from the bondage of evil and renew and restore it back to The Father’s original intent.
Musicians, be aware of the amplified power you release when you worship from a heart that is truly connected to The Father. I honor you for the great gift that has been placed in you, and the responsibility you take in stewarding it. When you worship, you take territory and administer the Kingdom of God and its dominion to an earth that is in bondage and desperately wants to be free.
“And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.”
Revelation 21:1 KJV
“For the earnest expectation of the creation eagerly waits for the revealing of the sons of God. For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it in hope; because the creation itself also will be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groans and labors with birth pangs together until now.”
Romans 8:19-22 NKJV
In accordance with Yeshua’s prayer that it would be “on earth as it is in heaven,” (Matthew 6:10), All Things Restored’s governmental structure consists of a Bench of Three (called a Beit Din) and a Bench of Seven. This is an earthly picture of the Trinity in the midst of the Seven Lampstands, the Seven Spirits of God who surround His Throne in heaven (Revelation 1:4, 12-13; Revelation 4:5).
Historically, every Jewish community was required to establish a Beit Din to decide any differences that arose in the community and to judge matters concerning money, thefts, losses, restitutions, immorality, new converts, and laying on of hands. Any town large enough to support both a Beit Din and a Bench of Seven could form a synagogue.
The number 10 in Scripture signifies government, and we see this pattern established first when Moses delegated his judicial powers, appointing “chiefs of thousands, hundreds, fifties, and tens,” reserving for himself only the most difficult cases (Exodus 18:13-22; Deuteronomy 1:15-17).
In Deuteronomy 16:18-20, we see that judges were established as the children of Israel entered the Promised Land: “You shall appoint judges and officers in all your gates, which the Lord your God gives you, according to your tribes, and they shall judge the people with just judgment. You shall not pervert justice; you shall not show partiality, nor take a bribe, for a bribe blinds the eyes of the wise and twists the words of the righteous. You shall follow what is altogether just, that you may live and inherit the land which the Lord your God is giving you.”
We also see this Divine pattern in Genesis 18, when God told Abraham that he would spare Sodom and Gomorrah if He found “10 righteous men” there.
Beit Din literally means “House of Judgment” or “House of Justice.” So we see that members of the Beit Din are to be well-schooled in the Word of God, so that they can function as judges, properly dispensing the justice of God.
The 5-fold ministry of Ephesians 4:11 is expressed through the officers of the Bench of Seven, as they govern their particular area and faithfully carry out the directions of the Beit Din.
Many believe that the early church maintained the structure of the Hebrew synagogue at first, simply adding the teachings of Yeshua. The New Testament does not prescribe a particular pattern or form of church government, leaving us organizational freedom, as long His principles of morality, love and wisdom are followed. We do see, however, from I Peter 5:2-3, that church government is not to be hierarchical or authoritarian in nature. Rather, authority is given in order to love, serve, protect, govern and to be an example, as Yeshua was for (and of) us.
In 2010, the Holy Spirit spoke to us very clearly through a message by Ian Clayton that God inhabits the shadow that resembles Him. So, two years later, when the Lord birthed All Things Restored, we knew that He was asking us to structure this ecclesia a little different than many churches today. It has been gloriously challenging, yet we feel the the grace and the pleasure of God as we are growing and learning to build according to His blueprint.
Let go of the fear of losing control. The last to go before the Cross. As you sleep, the gates of Heaven will open and pour into your spirit a New Song, yet familiar. Not a new season but a New Era I am releasing and restoring your desires of old, yet they are not old. For Me nothing is impossible. The suffering you have suffered, I suffered, but through the fire you are able to wear the armor I designed for you in the beginning, You are ready to battle for what was stolen- your inheritance in Me, your destiny. Your heart awakes to the desires that I placed in your heart before you were born. Surrender and one step of faith will open your eye gates to see, your ear gates to hear. I have prepared you for such a time as this…..
A DIVINE INVITATION
Right after the Lord birthed All Things Restored, He asked us if we would allow Him to align us with His times and seasons. Knowing that it was a Divine invitation, we said yes, having no idea what that really meant. This began a journey of learning about His appointed times and the precision and fluidity of His calendar, which is so different from the timetable of our society today. This place of discovery prompted us to begin doing our monthly new moon Love Feasts… a time of delicious food, amazing company and lots and lots of fun!
THE MOON AND THE MO’EDIM
The Bible does not clearly state that the month begins with the new moon. Yet Genesis 1:14 tells us that God created the sun, moon and stars for signs and seasons. And Psalm 104:19 specifically states that it is the moon that marks these seasons. The Hebrew word for seasons is “mo’edim,” which literally means “appointed times.” It is the same word used in Leviticus 23 to describe the feasts and holy days that God commanded Moses and the children of Israel to observe. The word used for new moon in Hebrew is “Rosh Chodesh,” which literally means “beginning, head, or renewal, thus “head of the month.” And in the Bible, the months were numbered rather than named. The Hebrew names we often hear became part of Jewish culture as a result of the Babylonian captivity.
WHEN IS THE NEW MOON?
Because the Bible does not clearly state how to calculate the new moon, there is much debate as to whether it is counted at the time of conjunction (when the earth, moon and sun are in a straight line) or at the time when the first visible crescent moon is seen in the night sky. But according to the book of Enoch, the sunset following conjunction is the beginning of the first day of the new month (Enoch 73:4). Many people are adamant that the new moon should be “observed,” but miss the fact that right before conjunction, a crescent moon can be seen in the east as the sun is rising.
BIBLICAL PATTERN: EVERYTHING BEGINS IN DARKNESS
Because the earth, moon and sun are aligned at conjunction, there is actually no moon visible in the night sky, and it may seem contradictory to call it a new moon. Yet, this actually fits the Biblical pattern of creation beginning in darkness (Genesis 1:1). In this chapter, we also see that the new day begins in the darkness of evening. Psalm 139:13 tells us clearly that life begins at conception and that we exist in the darkness of the womb long before we are seen by any eyes other than His. Hebrews 11:1 tells us that “faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” So, as an earthly picture of a heavenly reality, we know by faith that things exist first in the unseen realm and then simply manifest into visible dimensions.
WE’RE NOT UNDER THE LAW
Colossians 2:16-17: “So let no one judge you in food or in drink, or regarding a festival or a new moon or sabbaths, which are a shadow of things to come, but the substance is of Christ.”
In Christ, we are not under the law and are under no obligation to observe new moons and sabbaths. The old covenant was fulfilled in Christ, so the feasts, which are an earthly type and shadow of heavenly things, are demonstrations that Jesus fulfilled them all. When we choose to observe the feasts, we do not observe them in order to be righteous, but so that we can display Jesus to the world!
WE’RE NOT UNDER TIME
If we are in Christ, we have been given dominion over creation, which includes time, since time is a created thing. Time is a currency of earth, and God is teaching His sons the rhythms and the mysteries governing earth, so that we can rise above them, rule over them and advance His kingdom here. Understanding and celebrating his “mo’edim” (appointed times) is just one small part of this Divine school of understanding “how it works.”
A FEAST, A CELEBRATION
Traditionally, Rosh Chodesh (the new moon, or head of the month) was a joyous time of singing, dancing, Scripture reading and the partaking of a festive meal together.
COME JOIN US
So come join us as we step outside of our rigid calendar-driven lives and into the Father’s dancing rhythm. Come celebrate with us the mystery of His mo’edim. Come eat some scrumptious food with some of the friendliest people you’ll ever meet… and have the time of your life!
2017 Dates are as follows. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for times and locations.
4th Month: Saturday June 24th @ 5:00 pm @ The Clubhouse at New Covenant: 2360 St. John’s Bluff Road South, 32246
5th Month: Sunday July 23
6th Month: Monday August 21
7th Month: Wednesday September 20
8th Month: Thursday October 19
9th Month: Saturday November 18
10th Month: Monday December 18