We had a blessed time viewing the eclipse this past Monday. We chose “Fields of the Wood” in Western North Carolina as our viewing spot. It is freely open to the public and sponsored by the Church of God in Prophecy out of Cleveland, TN. We always need to be ready both in-season and out-of-season. You never know what encounters await you. Pictured behind us is a Pastor of the Church of God in Prophecy. He pastors a fellowship in Lindale, GA. Husbands, you must realize that your wives have spiritual senses that you do not have. Reyyna was coaxing me to introduce myself to the Pastor after we heard him speaking about the prophetic signs dealing with the eclipse. Halleluyah, I listened and we went over and introduced ourselves. After seeing the Hebrew on our shirts (Od Yosef Chai – Yosef lives!), he said, “I know you understand what I am talking about.” Then we began sharing about each of our beliefs. The rapture came up and we said that we, instead, believed in the Exodus and the reunification of all of Israel’s tribes as spoken of in Ezekiel 37. Though he saw we were different, he deliberately came to our side of the walk way. He joined us in fellowship as we blew the shofar and read from Joel chapter 2. How you present yourselves to someone in the church is very important. We treated him as our brother and did not act superior or afraid that we would somehow get contaminated by being in his presence (Yes, I see those in this walk acting like that!). In doing so, we believe this pastor opened up his heart to us that day and we were able to plant seeds. We have an open invitation to his congregation to come and blow the shofar. He even invited us to help lead a Passover seder at his church, but we have plans to be in Israel during that time. Doors are opening and we must be ready. If we get off our lofty perches, Yah will do great things!!!
Below: Photo of a painting showing “Fields of the Wood”. We observed the eclipse at the peaked area in the upper right that forms a cross.
And here is a picture we took of the ten commandments.
Blessings Kol Yisrael,
Tzefanyah ben Yochanon
Let us be strong, let us be strong and let us
strengthen (encourage) one another!
Thank you Tzefanyah, doors are opening when we listen and obey.
What a novel idea.
Shalom my deeply beloved brother;
Awesome word on reaching out to others!
Sh’ma El’zar Natan
Stewart Larry Nathan
P.S. Wish I were there sharing with you and meeting that Pastor who appears from your comments to be an exceptional man of Elohim!
I pray continued blessings on your mission and you and your entire families!
You guys are great examples for all of us to follow!…….so appreciate your walk with Messiah Yeshua!