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Shemitah the year of Release

Is there a word today in American churches more threatening than shemitah?

Why has this time brought such fear into the hearts of many? Since the tragic day of 9/11, pulpits nationwide have obsessed with this and other signs that this generation is living in the “last days”. These “world shaking events” suggest that we are living in “prophetic and troubling times”. It seems that at the mere mention of the word ‘shemitah’ all we hear is doom and destruction. Is that what God is saying?

I say “No!” God is not out for divine retribution, but for release and restoration of His chosen people. The warnings and lessons of history bring to light what God has done in previous shemitah cycles. God does not determine our future from our past but, rather, our future is determined by a heart of repentance and obedience to the very Word of God.

The appointed feasts of God, and the shemitah – an appointed time of rest and restoration – are designed to bring us, His people, freedom, prosperity, and success in our world as we take Torah to the nations. The feasts of the Lord and the Lord’s shemitah were not dismissed with the destruction of the Temple in 70 CE. They are as relevant today as they were 3500 years ago.

We find that the shemitah is really our release from indebtedness and bondage. The signs in the heavens are only an indication that God is still present in the world and in the lives of His people. Even in our times of trouble and in these tribulation events, God is ever the same. He never changes. The prophet Jeremiah said, “Lord, your mercies never fail; they are renewed every morning: great is Your faithfulness” (Lamentations 3:22-23).

As in the day when God presented us the Torah of life He again gives us the choice: will we choose life or death?

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Building a Nation Volume 4

Every human has a purpose but not every human discovers that purpose which would lead them to their potential. Purpose is the very reason for your existence but the potential inside of you can change the world.

Purpose serves in the seen realm, potential, in the unseen realm. But how does one find and successfully operate in that potential? Everything you do in life is tied to your potential. Contained within you is the potential to change the world. What would the world have lost had you never been born?

Come along on this wild ride as Rabbi Messer teaches us how a culture can take over a nation; how there is a war raging over the control of our soul; and why it is necessary to find our purpose and not be afraid to fail on our way to fulfilling our potential. Learn the differences between your soul and spirit as well as how to navigate the pitfalls of success and the growth opportunities of failure. Gain valuable tools to take Torah to the nations and, thus, build the nation that Yahweh has envisioned all along.


Building a Nation Volume 2 - Hebrew roots teachings

Building a Nation Volume 2

A covenant nation with a covenant God.

Rabbi Messer masterfully defines words we may know to illustrate concepts we may not. The remnant will have the faith of Yeshua and Torah! The author of our faith mirrors to us our authenticity and authority. We are in rehearsal for being given the Land and walking as a royal family.

As Deuteronomy 30:1-4 declares;

“Now it shall come to pass, when all these things come upon you, the blessing and the curse which I have set before you, and you call them to mind among all the nations where the LORD your God drives you,
2 “and you return to the LORD your God and obey His voice, according to all that I command you today, you and your children, with all your heart and with all your soul,
3 “that the LORD your God will bring you back from captivity, and have compassion on you, and gather you again from all the nations where the LORD your God has scattered you.
4 “If any of you are driven out to the farthest parts under heaven, from there the LORD your God will gather you, and from there He will bring you.
5 “Then the LORD your God will bring you to the land which your fathers possessed, and you shall possess it. He will prosper you and multiply you more than your fathers.
(Deu 30:1-5 NKJ)

Shema Israel.