Awakened at 1:45 a.m. on May 24, 2022, I sensed the Spirit wanted me to get my journal and write what the Lord had to say to me. I have kept this word to myself for the past few days, but now feel released to share it. Here is what I heard:
"Evil shall increase over the Earth. Watch Israel. I will show my signs and wonders over Israel. Wars are coming to the Earth even as you discerned from the blood moon I placed in the sky. You were watching and that is good. This is a time more than ever for my watchmen to keep watch.
You were right also to lay down all your future plans for you do not know what is coming. One day at a time, child. Each day has enough trouble of its own. Do not worry about tomorrow! Just listen. Listen to My Spirit. My Spirit will guide you. Inquire of Him for every decision, every step.
I have your husband in my hands. I am giving you signs. I know you are tired. I know your strength is fading. Persevere. Die to yourself. These light and momentary troubles are achieving for you an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. Fix your eyes on what is unseen, since what is seen is TEMPORARY but what is unseen is ETERNAL. I AM the Eternal One. I do not leave or forsake you.
Continue to gather food. For a short time it shall be needed. I AM the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. Look for Me. Watch for Me, for I AM coming soon. Keep your heart from judging and from criticism. The worldly Church is imperfect. My people perish for lack of understanding and vision. They do not understand My Holiness, My Purity and My Severity. Judgment is Mine and it shall be meted out upon the earth according to My Word. Those who are righteous will shine like the brightness of the heavens and those who lead many to righteousness like the stars forever and ever. Keep leading others to righteousness.
I see you keeping every Sabbath holy. This is a delight to My heart! Let it continue to be a witness to others. The Sabbath is STILL my sign of My Covenant so you may know that I AM YHVH who makes you holy. Worship Me! Sing to Me! Praise Me! Let praise be upon your lips at all times.
You will see My glory as I call other nations to judge Israel and to judge America. My judgments are at the door. I will show My greatness and My holiness and I will make Myself known in the sight of many nations. Then they will know that I AM God. Many will perish in this time. But you, child, you must seek Me with all your heart and all your mind and all your soul and I will be with you always, to the very end of the age.
Do not fall into fear. The pestilence, famine, war, disease and death I have written about is already in the Earth. But I have told you these things so that in Me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble, but take heart! I have overcome the world."
Shabbat Shalom, dear friends. I hope this word was a blessing to you!
And so we are "counting the omer" again, counting off the 50 days from Passover to Shavu'ot (Pentecost), as we are commanded in Leviticus 23:15-16. I have written before about the profound meaning of this ancient commandment, which God gave the Israelites, but it bears repeating. Biblically, Passover occurs at the BARLEY harvest and Shavu'ot occurs at the WHEAT harvest. Barley was thought of in ancient times as animal fodder - and so it can represent the "animal nature" or the flesh. Wheat, however, represents fine flour, the ingredient in a fragrant, lovingly-baked loaf of bread, to be waved before the LORD as an offering. These fifty days should be a journey of moving from the flesh-nature to the Spirit; from seeking our own way, to walking in the righteous ways of Yeshua, who lived out and demonstrated the perfect walk of Torah. In these fifty days we are to be asking the Holy Spirit to show us the dross that must be burned off; we must submit to the work of the Refiner's Fire, so that we can be molded into the image of our Master. They are to be days of deep self-examination and prayer. As we study in the Word and grow in our understanding of Yeshua's teaching on righteous living, we are changed. Our hearts grow softer. We stop getting offended all the time, as we become slow to anger and quick to forgive.
Then we reach the 50th day, which is always the glorious day of Shavu'ot (the Feast of Weeks) or Pentecost. It was on this Feast day that the Holy Spirit was poured out on many who had gathered in Jerusalem from foreign nations. Acts Chapter 2 describes this awesome display of God's power in the mighty wind, the "tongues of fire," and the incredible outpouring of spiritual gifts as people began speaking in other languages. I have been pondering how wonderful, and how like our God it is, to pour out the gifts of His Spirit after the people have kept fifty days of counting the omer, seeking His ways and His righteous commandments.
Psalm 63:1: Oh God, you are my God; early will I seek You. My soul thirsts for You, my flesh longs for You in a dry and thirsty land where there is no water. So I have looked for You in the sanctury, to see Your power and Your glory.
Acts 2:5 says, "And there were dwelling in Jerusalem Jews, devout men, from every nation under heaven. And when this sound occurred, the multitude came together, and were confused because everyone heard them speak in his own language."
These devout men from all the nations far and wide had gathered in Jerusalem to keep the Feast of Shavu'ot. They were surely seeking the Holy One of Israel, and endeavoring to keep HIS feast days and His commands - and He met them there in power and in glory! Hearing the Gospel preached to them in power by Peter, they repented and were baptized by fire and water and received salvation in Yeshua, the Messiah. It had been fifty days since Passover and they had been counting the omer, making the journey from barley to wheat, from the flesh nature to the Spirit-nature - and the Lord meets them there, even as He says: "I love those who love Me and those who seek Me diligently will find Me." (Prov. 8:17)
Seek the Lord diligently, my friends while we are still in these days. Ask Him to reveal to you what must be changed in your heart. He will meet you there.
Kelly Ferrari Mills