The Cost of True Discipleship or Whom Are You Really Following?

Note: The Following Letter Was Originally Sent Out On Friday October 16th, 2015

I am writing the following – not to impress you – BUT TO TRY TO IMPRESS UPON YOU the lateness of the hour, the cost of discipleship and how 100% obedience to both the voice of the set-apart Spirit and the written word of Elohim is not optional. I am just a man – who has cried out with all my heart – to the one true and living Elohim – “Hineni!” – “Here am I!”

Here is a YOUTUBE video to a favourite song I loved to listen to as a child – “Hineni”. It is a Jewish word that expresses the fullness of the idea of what it means to say “Here am I.”

Today, as I am writing you this letter, I am still living in Jerusalem. As far as I know, my wife and I will be returning to the United States in just a few short hours. Unless you have been living in a cave – then I am pretty certain you that you at least have an idea of the escalating violence happening here in Jerusalem and throughout all of the land of Yisrael – as demonically controlled, Muslim terrorist continue to carry out their Jihad against innocent civilians.

Below are a few hyper-links – for those who would be interested in getting their information from news outlets here in the land. Please be warned that the video footage is very graphic and shocking, as it is unedited footage of the war being waged on the streets of Jerusalem and Israel – by the demon-possessed Palestinians against the set-apart Jewish people.

As I am writing, I consider the following facts pertaining to why I am presently here…

1. Neither my wife nor I have ever had any personal desire to come to Jerusalem. We both heard the voice of the Set-apart Spirit speak to our hearts that we would one day come here and pray for the land and the people – during a time of intense prayer and fasting from July 27th – August 12th 2012. Ever since that time we knew our steps would one day be ordered to come to the land of Israel to minister in prayer – and by faith we spoke of it often to one another and to others.

2. At the beginning of this summer we sensed Abba calling us to apply to go to Israel with a well-established ministry. However, in direct fulfilment of the word He spoke to our hearts at that same time – that ministry rejected our applications – along with an explanation that didn’t really make very much sense to us.

Note: Some might wonder why Father would want us to apply to go to Israel with a particular ministry when He knew the answer would ultimately be “No”. I honestly do not know the fullness of the answer to that question. However, from the beginning, we realized that submitting our applications was ultimately a test for all concerned and that some would pass – while others would fail. Interestingly enough, I actually ran into three of the leaders of that particular ministry including the very young man who was responsible for communicating that our application had been denied – just yesterday – while walking up Ben Yahudah St. Ha ha! Father does have a wild sense of humour!

3. Even though our application was ultimately rejected, both Jenn and I sensed the Spirit of Elohim burning within our hearts that we needed to go ahead and begin to plan a trip to Jerusalem anyway. At that time, we both prayed very specifically and then began to explore the possibility of coming to Israel – independent of an established ministry. Within a very short time, we felt as if the Spirit was speaking to us and confirming our steps through the circumstances of our travel arrangements working out very favourably on such short notice – especially, in regards to an apartment for the month and our airfare – and as an added bonus – a rental car.

Desiring to be 100% certain that this was definitely Yahweh’s will for us as well as His perfect timing – each of us prayerfully laid out multiple “fleeces” before Yahweh for confirmation – as is our usual custom. Within a matter of days, all of our “fleeces” had been answered affirmatively and we then shared with one another which “fleeces” the other had laid out. Incredibly, once again – all of our “fleeces” were pretty much the exact same – even though we never told the other what they were.

Note: There are at least two major reasons why most believers do not lay out “fleeces” before Elohim – in order that they may confirm the word He spoke to their hearts by His set-apart Spirit. First, they do not want to take the time to properly establish what the “fleece(s)” should be through prayer in the set-apart Spirit. Second, they refuse to completely submit their will to the out-come of the “fleece”, especially when the “fleeces” are not answered according to their heart’s desire.

I have seen many believers stumble, fall and fail miserably because they did not take the time to confirm what they believed to be the voice of the set-apart Spirit speaking to their hearts. Before I understood the power of the “fleece”, I was one of those believers too. As a matter of fact, the last major failure I had in ministry came about as a direct result of not humbling myself and laying out “fleeces” in order to confirm the word I falsely proclaimed was indeed from Yahweh. Hopefully, I have learned my lesson and will never make that same mistake again!

4. After we had been in Jerusalem throughout the feast of Yom Kippur and Sukkot, we prayed specifically once again and asked Father if we were to remain for the entire twenty-eight days or return to the United States a week early. Once again, we laid out our “fleeces” before Yahweh – without telling the other what they were – and once again all of our “fleeces” were answered affirmatively and that we were to continue to remain here in Jerusalem – regardless of the escalating violence and seemingly random, brazen terrorist attacks upon civilians.

5. Our current trip to Israel was completely funded by the political marketing work we have been blessed with while in the U.S.A. In addition to the considerable personal expense invested in this mission trip, we also missed out on an even more considerable amount of income we would have been able to save toward our next mission adventure. However, this is not the first time we have been called to sacrifice financially in order for us to go minister as ambassadors of the Kingdom of Yahweh Elohim.

When we first left for South Africa in October 2010 – we had an established business which provided us with an income of several thousand dollars a month. Within just a few short weeks of our arriving there – Father called us to resign our business position and completely trust in Him for our provision. After living by faith in S. Africa for a little over a year, we were extended the opportunity to return to the U.S.A. – all expenses paid in order to make a very substantial income over an approximate three month period – working in the political marketing field.

Once again, we laid out our “fleeces” inquiring whether we should stay or whether we should go and once again Father answered all of them and instructed us to stay and trust Him and His provision and protection. I fully realize that our experience in walking fully surrendered to the will of Abba Elohim is pretty much contrary to everything most of the main-stream Charismatic, Pentecostal and Word of Faith churches preach and teach – However, it is in full agreement with the words of our Master and Messiah Yahoshua and that is good enough for me.

“And He said to all, “If anyone would come after Me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow Me.” – Luke 9:23

Contrary to popular belief, Yahoshua (Jesus) did not come to die so I can have “My Best Life Now.” He died because I was born into sin and I need a Saviour!

“For Elohim shows His love for us in that while we were still sinners, Messiah died for us.” – Romans 5:8

He did not die so I could pursue a life of comfort and ease. He gave everything for me, so that I may in return give everything I am and everything I have – for Him.

“He died for all, that those who live might no longer live for themselves but for Him who for their sake died and was raised.” – 2Corinthians 5:15

Most of the time when we are truly walking by faith, we will never know the fullness of the answer to our various “why” questions – that will inevitably present itself from time to time. However, when we are truly surrendered to the will of the Father, then we really do not have to know the answer to any of our “why” questions – do we? A heart that fully trusts that the heart of the Father is ALWAYS for His children – never needs to understand “why” – especially when our total obedience did not seem to yield any expected result or preconceived outcome – according to our false expectation(s).

However, sometimes – out of His abundant favour and mercy – He allows us to catch just a glimpse of the “why” answer – as we continue to take the next step set before us in full obedience to His voice.

In the summer of 2012 Abba (Father) gave us a glimpse of exactly why we had one of the most peculiar (and many respects the hardest) betrothal and marriage testimonies we had ever personally heard of – even till this day. One day, as the veil was slowly removed from my eyes, I could “see” that every one of the five time frames of our 70 days of betrothal and marriage were an exact match – on a day for a year basis – and in the very meaning – according to my present understanding – of the revelation level of Daniel’s Seventy Weeks.

I had only just written concerning the prophetic and revelation levels of Daniel 9:24-27 the very week before and now almost three and a half years after we had married, my eyes were open to “see” that our 70 days of betrothed courtship was exactly what Father was using to confirm to me the revelation of what I had written. As I wept in tears, like Isaiah the prophet, I was completely undone and overwhelmed by His mercy, goodness and love toward me.

First He gave me the wife of my dreams (who seemingly compliments me in every way), then He gave me revelation and understanding of a very important and somewhat perplexing prophecy that is being fulfilled even in our day and finally He showed me how the entirety of our testimony of betrothal was meant to confirm the revelation given me. How could I not be undone by such extravagant love?

During this particular season of our lives we have also been privileged to “see” why it was necessary for us to remain in S. Africa and not return to the U.S.A. to work the 2012 Presidential election cycle. This very coming weekend the leaders that were established by Yahweh to maintain and grow the Yeshiva (Messianic Bible School) we planted in Lusaka, Zambia have been invited to the state house as V.I.P. guests of the newly elected President.

They will be participating in (as well as helping to lead) a national day of personal and corporate repentance. Since we originally established the Yeshiva, the work has multiplied and now there are four thriving Yeshivas. In addition, the government of Zambia has inquired how they may support the work and help it to flourish through the entirety of the nation! Hallelu-Yah! Yahweh our Elohim and Father has done great and mighty things for us!

As I begin to reflect on our time here in Jerusalem – praying and interceding for the land and the people, I realize once again that I only “see through a glass darkly.” We probably will not know the full impact of our obedience until we see Yahoshua face to face as we enter into His kingdom. At this point in my life and ministry, I am thankful that we do not have to always “see” the fruit of our labour in order to trust our Abba Elohim. Surely He who began this good work in us will be faithful to complete it until the day of Yahoshua haMashiach (Phil. 1:6)!

My dearest friends and family, may I ask you honestly, what is it that you are truly living for today? Is it to seek first His kingdom and His righteousness – which will bring forth eternal and incorruptible riches – or is it for the temporal things of this world that are passing away? Whose kingdom are you really building? Is it your kingdom or is it the kingdom that is built – not by human hands and will stand forever?

Jennifer and I are here in the land of Israel, at our own personal expense and sacrifice – completely surrounded by the enemy – out of a compulsion to obey our Father because of the love He has given us – whereby we love Him in return. We did not come here to preach, teach or assist in any humanitarian aid effort (although we ended up doing all three by heavenly arranged appointment(s) :0) )… As our calling was to come to pray and intercede for the land and for the people – for such a time as this.

I understand that it may seem completely foolish to most people that we would live a life of such simplistic child-like faith – as to listen and obey – the voice of Father. However, we know from the Scripture and from life experience that He delights to use the simple, the weak and the foolish things in the eyes of this world to confound the wise. While here, we have met several others who were also similarly called.

“Elohim chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; Elohim chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong; Elohim chose what is low and despised in the world, even things that are not, to bring to nothing things that are, so that no human being might boast in the presence of Elohim.” – 1Corinthians 1:27-29

What about you my friend, will you choose to say to Abba Elohim, “Here am I!” – “Hineni!”? Will you choose to commit to the cost of discipleship – whatever it cost? Will you choose to live your life – as if the hour is truly late and the time of the Bride is near – forsaking everything in this life and fully embracing the life that is to come? Will you consider complete obedience to Father as absolutely essential and not optional? Will you this day choose to serve the living Elohim with all of your heart, all of your soul and all of your strength? Will you listen and obey the voice of the Father, guarding every word and performing it by the power of the Spirit?

In closing, I did not write all that I have written to impress you – BUT TO TRY TO IMPRESS UPON YOU the lateness of the hour, the cost of discipleship and how 100% obedience to both the voice of the set-apart Spirit and the written word of Elohim is truly not optional. When the One True Groom comes for His Betrothed Bride of His Favour, may you too be found to be just a man (or woman) – who has cried out with all your heart – to the one true and living Elohim – “Hineni!” – “Here am I!”

Shabbat shalom and all my love!

His servant and yours,

Robert A. McDuffie – Gal. 6:14


Uncovering and Discovering the Hidden and Concealed Things

“The secret things belong to Yahweh our Elohim, but the things that are revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may do all the words of this law.” – Deuteronomy 29:29

“It is the esteem of Elohim to conceal things, but the esteem of kings is to search things out.” – Proverbs 25:2

Shalom Aleichem (Peace Be Unto You) our dearest Friends and Family in Yahoshua – from the capitol of the world – Jerusalem!

We are continuing to have a most wonderful time here during this festive season of Sukkot – despite the Feast of Tabernacles being severely marred by the two most recent Palestinian terrorist attacks carried against the Jews – in the area called the West Bank – this past Thursday and again here in the old city just yesterday. We continue to pray for the peace of this set-apart city and nation and all the saints, strangers, sojourners and children of the promise that live here and call this land of promise – “Home”.

Every place we have set our feet, since we have been here – we have had an overwhelming sense of awareness that our steps our being orchestrated and supernaturally ordered by Heaven. We have had many, many confirmations concerning a great many things Father has spoken to our hearts and revealed over the years. Our spirits have burned within us and we have repeatedly rejoiced to know once again that all of our steps our ordered by the One True Sovereign of the Universe!

Hidden In Scripture

More than anything, the seeming overwhelming theme of our time here has been “Preparing the Bride!” Just before we came here, my wife Jennifer was strongly impressed in her spirit by the words of Esther. –

“Now when the turn came for each young woman to go in to King Ahasuerus, after being twelve months under the regulations for the women, since this was the regular period of their beautifying, six months with oil of myrrh and six months with spices and ointments for women.” – Esther 2:12

Jenn had been specifically praying for confirmation as to whether or not this year would be particularly significant concerning the preparation of the Bride of Heavenly Favour and the Father gave her this verse as a “word in season”, which caused her spirit to leap and to rejoice. This verse seems to agree with the multitude of witnesses that we have personally heard that starting with Yom Teruah (Sept. 13th / 14th 2015) the bride would be made ready – for one full year – with the final preparations deemed necessary by Heaven for her to be taken into the wedding chamber – in fulfilment of the promise made to her by the Groom. (John 14:2-3)

Hidden In Plain Sight

Shortly after our arrival, we noticed a very large wedding dress swaying in the wind as it was suspended in close proximity to the Jaffa gate, which is one of the main entrances into the old city and to the “western wall”. When we first inquired of the locals and other tourists – no one seemed to know who had hung the dress and why it was placed there. Everyone said they had never seen the dress before in any previous year. In our hearts, we suspected the dress had some kind of connection to the greatly anticipated ‘wedding feast rehearsal’ of Sukkot – However, nobody could confirm or deny it.

Wedding Dress
However, thanks to the “miracle” of the world-wide-web, we were soon able to “discover” that the dress was a part of a major art exhibit that opened just four days before the first day of The Feast of Tabernacles. Following is a couple of excerpts from various articles we found – along with the links to the original source.

Motti Mizrachi – Engagement

“Engagement is based on a poem by Alexander Penn – Land, My Land. In the center of the work is a large white dress, decorated with lace, floating five meters in the air. A work of sculpture is placed beneath the canopy of the dress and in the background, Penn’s poetry will play. The work was inspired by the floating bride and groom in Chagall’s painting and it plays with the tension between disclosure and hiding, the tension between moving up and down, the tension of waiting.”

‘“What’s that huge white bridal dress floating over the Tower of David?”

That’s what visitors to Jerusalem’s Old City asked last week. The wedding gown, created by leading Israeli artist Motti Mizrachi, is part of the 2nd Jerusalem Biennale for Contemporary Jewish Art, an event that blew into town as the Sukkot holiday got underway.  Mizrachi, who lives and works in Tel Aviv, created the dress that floats majestically over the Tower of David, the main exhibition site of the Jerusalem Biennale, as part of an installation called “Betrothal.”’

“The Tower of David Museum hosts the main exhibition, “Jerusalem.Passages,” showcasing five large-scale projects by leading Israeli and international artists.

One of these is Motti Mizrahi’s “Engagement,” for which he created a huge wedding gown suspended by helium balloons, strapped down by ropes to keep the bottom of the dress about 4 feet above ground. On the last day of the Biennale, the dress will be set free to float over the Old City.”

“A five meter wedding dress art installation ‘Engagement’ by Israeli artist Motti Mizrahi is displayed in the Tower of David Museum during the Jerusalem Biennial at the Old City of Jerusalem, Israel, 29 September 2015.”

One of the first things I noticed as I began to read about “The Betrothal” art display was that the number five – which stands for favour – is all over the place in the various descriptions written. The dress is one of five major displays in the Jerusalem Passages. It is five meters tall. And the dress will soon be cut loose and set free to fly over the city on the last day of the art display, which will be the 5th day of next month. Five is one of the numbers most closely associated with the Betrothed Bride of Heaven’s Favour (Matt. 25:1-13).

The second thing that captured my attention was the description of this art work as follows, “the work was inspired by the floating bride and groom in Chagall’s painting and it plays with the tension between disclosure and hiding, the tension between moving up and down, the tension of waiting.”

Seeing as how this display went up right at the very time of the week-long celebration of Sukkot, which is primarily the rehearsal of the much anticipated, up-coming wedding feast (Rev. 19:6-10), one cannot help but make the prophetic connection between the two. Surely, the time of the Betrothed Bride of Heaven’s Favour is near at hand! In all of history, has there ever been this much tension (anticipation)… as the Bride continues to wrestle with what to make of all that has been revealed and yet continues to seek out that which remains concealed… as she desperately yearns to move up to the extravagantly prepared, promised wedding chamber and yet is continually pulled down by her flesh, the world and her adversary… as she is waiting… ever waiting for her betrothed Groom to appear and sweep her away – in His eternal embrace – as they float away into the air?!

Hidden In The Jerusalem Passages

While I was “investigating” the mysterious floating wedding dress, I soon “discovered” that yet another wedding dress was also among the five displays being featured in the Jerusalem Passages. This wedding dress was even more mysterious than the first. As I continued to read the description of the art work on display, I could not help but to be greatly intrigued and wonderfully amazed at how seemingly prophetic it is. Maybe you should just read the description for yourself.

Sigalit Landau – Wedding Dress


“A series of photographs documenting the process of consolidation of crystals on a black dress in the depths of the Dead Sea. The dress is a copy of the dress worn by Lea, the heroine of the play The Dybbuk, played by the legendary actress Hanna Rovina over four decades on the theater stage. Throughout the summer of 2014 Sigalit Landau and Yotam Frum followed the gradual accumulation of salt crystals on the dress which was sunk in the depths. The crystals return the Hasidic black dress to its original intent – a wedding dress.”

Wedding Dress Transformation

It truly is phenomenal to consider that a completely black dress was plunged into the Dead Sea and thus transformed into a stunningly beautiful white wedding dress! Did you note that the actress who wore the original dress did so for approximately four decades? I couldn’t help but think about how death has overtaken the Bride of Messiah for the greater part of the last forty Jubilee cycles – but very soon she will rise up from the depths in her stunningly beautiful white wedding dress!

Hidden Eclipses – 2016

On the first day of Sukkot, we seemingly joined the entire world, as we stayed up through the night and observed the super-moon, blood-red moon eclipse. With our backs toward the “Western Wall”, we watched throughout the early morning with our new found friends from Michigan, United States, Greg and Cheryl – whom we met our first full day here in Jerusalem. Most of the world is still completely unaware that there will be four more eclipse events on the feast days of Yahweh – starting with the first day of Aviv next year. I first wrote about these “hidden” events when I published the blog about “The Sign of Jonah and The Seventy Weeks of Daniel.”

In order, the following eclipse events will occur as follows – as first recorded in the summer of 2012…

A Total Solar Eclipse (The Sun Will Turn Dark Again) will occur on March 9th; which is the 1st of Aviv. This is the first day of the year on Yahweh’s moedim (set-apart feast) calendar.

A Pernumbral Lunar Eclipse will occur on March 23rd on the 1st High Sabbath of Unleavened Bread.

Also, Mercury (the Saviour planet) will go into super conjunction with the Sun at this same time.

“The Star of Bethlehem” will appear again (Jupiter and Venus will come into conjunction) in the constellation of Virgo – just 5 days before The Feast of the Trumpets of Yahweh, 2016. (5777 on the Hillel Calendar!!!)

An Annual Solar Eclipse (The Sun Will Darken) will happen on September 1st – which is Yom Teruah (The Feast of the Trumpets) on Yahweh’s moedim (set-apart feast) calendar.

A Pernumbral Lunar Eclipse will occur on September 16th on the 1st High Sabbath of Sukkot.

The main reason these four additional eclipse events are “hidden”, is because the overwhelming majority of those who presume to teach about the calendar have never personally studied how it works. Everyone I know of who teaches on the calendar has more than one fatal error that they have not yet been able to reckon. As far as I know, I am the only person who has accumulated the factual calendar data and has been able to reckon every known date from the 6th century B.C., the 1st century A.D. and the modern era – by the correct understanding of the set-apart calendar.

There is not one other calendar “expert” out there who can make this same claim and back it up with hard empirical data. I received the following letter in response to my last blog posting and I thought it fitting to go ahead and share it you at this time, as well as my response.

Dear Rob and Jenn, Thank you very much for your recent e-mail. The information you shared was incredible! Also, I was overjoyed to hear that you guys made it to Israel. Praise Yahweh! Can you explain to me in a little more detail how the Jewish people could be “off” by a month on their calendar for Yom Teruah in 2016? I do not understand that part. Thanks so much, Sue

Dear Sue, The reason the calendar is off – is simply because the calculations they are currently using were made over a thousand years ago and were only intended to preserve the set-apart calendar while they were in dispersion. Amazingly, the first time the calculations failed was in 1947/48! Anyway, according to 1st century writings contemporary to Yahoshua – the 1st day of Unleavened Bread (i.e. the 15th day of Aviv) had to fall on the evening of the first day after the spring equinox – from the time the moon was in conjunction. If it fell on the day of the equinox or before it – then they postponed the feast to the following month – so that the Passover was always celebrated in the spring of each year.

There will be a full solar eclipse on March 9th at the time of the conjunction next year. Thus the start of Unleavened Bread will be after the equinox occurs. Pretty simple really. Unfortunately, most believers have never bothered to study how the calendar works. I have known about the calendar being a full month off since 2009. I have known about the additional signs in the heaven on the set-apart calendar since 2012. One of the very first things the Ruach taught me when I first began this leg of my life’s journey (around 2001) was how the set-apart calendar works.

Shalom Aleichem to you, R

Even though I do not have a single blog post dedicated exclusively to the set-apart calendar, I do have two different blogs that go into a great deal of explanation concerning the calendar. In the comment section of both blogs I also give a great deal of additional follow-up commentary for clarification. I humbly commend both of these studies to you for the edification of your most set-apart faith and the esteem of our Elohim and His great and set-apart Name.

Hidden In History

One of the single greatest joys of coming to Jerusalem was our ascent to the top of the Mt. of Olives in order to worship and pray. Both Jenn and I could tangibly sense the presence of Yahweh’s set-apart Spirit the entire time we were there. If I could, I would set up a tent and live there for the rest of my days. Most believers do not even have the first clue just how important this geographical location is to our faith and history.

During my lifetime I have been extra-ordinarily blessed to be loosed from a multitude of the traditions of men while being simultaneously bound to the eternal truth of Yahweh. One of the teachers Father has greatly used in my life to “discover” many of the wonderful truths about the “hidden” meaning of the death, burial and resurrection of our Messiah, as well as the true location of the temple mount was the late Dr. Ernest L. Martin.

It was through Dr. Martin’s two master pieces, “The Secrets of Golgotha” and “The Temples Jerusalem Forgot” that I first became fully convinced that the prophetic words of Yahoshua haMashiach should be believed and exalted over every tradition of the Muslims, Jews, Roman Catholics, and Christians. Yahoshua the Messiah said what He meant and meant what He said and His Word alone should be the foundation of all that we believe and hold true. Listen and Hear!

“Yahoshua left the temple and was going away, when His disciples came to point out to Him the buildings of the temple. But He answered them, “You see all these, do you not? Truly, I say to you, there will not be left here one stone upon another that will not be thrown down.” – Matt. 24:1-2

“And as He came out of the temple, one of His disciples said to Him, “Look, Teacher, what wonderful stones and what wonderful buildings!” And Yahoshua said to him, “Do you see these great buildings? There will not be left here one stone upon another that will not be thrown down.” – Mark 13:1-2

“And while some were speaking of the temple, how it was adorned with noble stones and offerings, He said, “As for these things that you see, the days will come when there will not be left here one stone upon another that will not be thrown down.” – Luke 21:5-6

And when He drew near and saw the city, He wept over it, saying, “Would that you, even you, had known on this day the things that make for peace! But now they are hidden from your eyes. For the days will come upon you, when your enemies will set up a barricade around you and surround you and hem you in on every side and tear you down to the ground, you and your children within you. And they will not leave one stone upon another in you, because you did not know the time of your visitation.” – Luke 19:41-44

Based on the Word of Elohim alone, we can no longer hold to the propagated lie that the “Western Wall” has anything whatsoever to do with Herod’s temple. Not only did Yahoshua say that not even one stone of the temple would not be left unturned, He also emphatically stated that every single stone of the city – which existed during that time – would also be overturned. Not only do men not believe the words of Yahoshua, they also do not believe the eye witness account(s) of the noted Jewish historian Flavius Josephus – who gave a very detailed account of the total decimation of the temple and the city.

Truly there is a supernatural and marvelous blindness over the eyes and hearts of men and the nations have been completely veiled concerning the true geographical location of the temple. The weight of evidence that Dr. Martin has accumulated from the historical record(s), the geological records, the topographical record(s), the geographical records and the full counsel of the Scripture – truly boggles the mind! You can obtain your own copy of either of his books – as well as avail yourself to a great deal of his other fascinating research at the Associates For Scriptural Knowledge website.

Whether you have been to Jerusalem or not, make sure you take a good look at the artist rendering of what Herod’s temple would have looked like – according to the multiple eye-witness reports of the first century. It is posted on the home page of their web-site.


So why exactly is the top of the Mt. of Olives such an important and set-apart location for the saints of Elohim? First, it is the most likely location where our father Abraham offered up his son Isaac. Second, it is the reported location of the set-apart Miphkad altar – where the red heifer sacrifice was slaughtered and wholly burnt – and where all the ashen remains from the temple offerings and sacrifices where properly and completely disposed of. Third, it is the location where our Master Yahoshua was arrested. Fourth, it is the location where He offered up Himself as a free-will ascending offering. Fifth, it is the location where He ascended to Heaven. Sixth, according to Jewish history, it is the location where the shekinah cloud of esteem rested for three and a half years upon leaving the most set-apart place – directly before the temple was destroyed in A.D. 70. Finally, He is soon going to set His feet on Mt. Olivet at His victorious return – when He returns with His revealed Bride of Favour.

So much that has been previously hidden is now being revealed. Truly, truly there is nothing hidden that will not be revealed. (Luke 8:17) Even as daddy Mordechai – by the spirit of adoption – instructed his beloved daughter Hadassah to reveal that which was previously hidden / concealed (i.e. Esther means concealed) – so our Father in Heaven – by the spirit of adoption – is calling forth His daughter to no longer be concealed. One day very soon the Groom and the Bride shall be revealed and in that day – ALL ISRAEL SHALL BE SAVED!

Sincerely and In Love, His Servant and Yours,

Robert Arthur McDuffie – Gal. 6:14

Ps – Have you noticed how more and more the theme of many of the newly released worship songs are all about the Bride and Groom? I hope that this song blesses you as you think about that day!

Possible Hidden Signs (Of The Times) That You May Have Missed

Shalom Aleichem (Peace Be To You) on this most set-apart day of Yom Kippur (The Feast of Atonement – 5988),

Today, I am writing you from Jerusalem, Israel – the capitol of the world. What a joy it is to be here in the set-apart city on this most set-apart of days. By the providence of Heaven, we left Fort Myers, Florida on Sept. 17th and arrived at Tel Aviv on Sept. 18th. I am fairly certain that this is the eighth time as a couple that we have sojourned over these two dates – through no effort on our own – since October 2010.

Eight is a number which denotes life, complete renewal and is most closely associated with Yahoshua haMashiach. Speaking of the number eight, I thought you might be interested to know that the stock market crash during the first week of the month of Elul (the last month of the civil year according to the Scriptures – Lev. 25) yielded the number 888 when combining the losses of Thursday August 20th (358 points) and Friday August 21st (530 points).

The first thing I thought of when I read this headline is that historically this exact number has been closely associated with our Saviour and Master. (A quick google search will verify this to the sceptical mind, as a plethora of differing articles by various authors will soon be found.) The second thing I considered was that these two dates fell exactly on the last two days the market would be open in the constellation of the Lion of Yah-hudah (i.e. – Judah) and the next time the market would be open would be on the second day of the Betrothed Virgin Maiden constellation.

I immediately began to prayerfully consider the possibility that the Master of the Universe was communicating yet again through the world’s most famous financial index and the heavenly Mazzaroth – which Abba originally created to proclaim the everlasting covenant of His favour. Tragically and most unfortunately, the whole world has perverted Father’s original intent and re-named it the Zodiac. Many of you are already keenly aware that Elohim has spoken many times in these last days through major media events, the financial markets, major sporting events, major disasters (whether “natural” or man-made) and a vast array of very peculiar signs in the heavens.

However, I have often privately thought that many / most of the signs during this present seven year cycle might not be as notable as the previous two seven year cycles because once the pattern has been established, Elohim usually then changes it up – as to not be predicted and found out by men. Many of you are aware that the last two times the market fell considerably was on the exact same day of the set-apart calendar – exactly seven years apart. In both 2001 and in 2008 the market fell exactly 7% on the 29th day of Elul – the last day of the civil calendar year. (Leviticus 25)

In 2008 it fell exactly 777.7 points and this very number was the headline of almost every major news-paper in the western world on the day of the feast of trumpets. In addition, at the exact time the market closed the papal calendar that day was proclaiming the year 2008 – while the rabbinical calendar was proclaiming the year 5769 – which had only just begun six hours earlier – at sunset – Jerusalem time. When added together these two calendar years proclaimed a total of exactly 7777. Ten days later the market would fall again on Yom Kippur. It fell exactly 678.910 points for a percentage loss of 7.3%

As I was praying and meditating over this much less obvious sign and any message(s) it may be proclaiming, the question formed in my mind, “Why did this exact point drop of 888 happen over exactly two days?” The answer came to me immediately as I heard in my spirit, “Two days with My Son are as two thousand years and two thousand years are as two days. You are now at the end of almost two thousand years since My Son first began His ministry on earth and He is coming again very soon to take His betrothed virgin bride into the wedding chamber He has prepared exclusively for her.” (John 14:2-3)

*Note: If the market drop of 888 points had happened on a single day, it would have been the largest single day point drop in Dow Jones history. At the time, the 530 point drop on Friday, August 21st, was the ninth largest single day point drop in Dow Jones history. The primary meaning of the number nine according to Scripture is Truth and Finality. It is also interesting to note that on both of the days the market fell all of the numbers added up to values of eight. I.e. 358 points on Thursday = 3 + 5 = 8 + 8 and 530 points on Friday = 5 + 3 = 8 – the total being three separate eights.

At this stage in my life, I normally do not pay very much attention to the financial markets. However, now that Father had my attention, I determined to pay more attention to the market as the first day it would be open again would be – as stated above – in the Betrothed Virgin Bride constellation. With great anticipation I would look up the Dow Jones at the closing of the market each day and I would soon be quite amazed at what I would discover.

However, before I share with you what I discovered, I would like to take the time to share a couple other insights I gained by further thinking upon exactly what two days these events occurred on. First of all it was the 5th and 6th days of the week. I.e. Thursday and Friday. Five is the number which represents heavenly favour and six is the number which represent mankind – especially as it pertains to his fallen nature. When you add both of these numbers together the sum is eleven which represents heavenly judgment.

This message could be interpreted, “Favour to man (I.e. the bride of His favour) – final judgment is pronounced.”

Also, this two day event happened over the 6th and 7th days of the month of Elul on the set-apart calendar. Once again, six pertains to man and most people know that the number seven pertains to perfection in Heaven. When you add these two numbers together the sum is thirteen. Thirteen is primarily the number pertaining to rebellion. However, it can also pertain to the bride of Yah’s favour. 5 (the Bride of Favour) + 8 (all things new in Yahoshua) = 13

This message could further be interpreted, “Man (6) will soon be perfected (7) and transformed into the bride of heaven’s favour (13) and then all the nations will foment a final / great rebellion (13) – revolting against the Judge and Judgment made – before the millennial reign is established.”

Earlier in the week, I had read an article – published by the on-line news source WND – about a controversial prophecy given by Jeremiah Johnson. Both the prophecy and the article were both concerning Donald Trump’s candidacy for President of the United States of America. If you are interested in reading the article, I have included the link directly below.

While I personally do not believe there will ever be another constituted President of the United States, due to a personal revelation that was given to me from Heaven above,** I sincerely began to pray and reflect on if the name Donald Trump could signal anything prophetically. The article had already pointed out that the word trump is used twice in the New Testament Scriptures to signify the rapture of the bride / resurrection of the saints. (1Cor. 15:52 & 1Thes. 4:16) I had to admit that it was very interesting to say the very least. However, I made a mental note that the article made no mention of the meaning of the name Donald and its possible inference to the last trump event.

Later that evening, as I was walking and praying; I began to contemplate that to “Don” something – according to the first meaning in Webster’s dictionary – meant to put something on. E.g. An article of clothing. While “ald” could also be spelled auld which refers to something old. I.e. “Auld Lang Syne” Could it be that sometime during this presidential election cycle the Bride of Heaven will put on the new man (don her wedding garments) and put off the old (auld) corruptible man at the sounding of the last trump?

As of this writing Donald Trump is still the odds on favourite to be the Grand Old Parties nominee for the President of the United States. He is a political outsider and in many ways is considered anti-establishment by the current Republican party leadership. He is also considered to be politically incorrect and altogether against the current Washington D.C. / American status quo. He is unashamedly saying that America is a Christian nation (as opposed to a Muslim one) and calling her to return to her former greatness.

Consider the following – Isn’t the Virgin Bride of Messiah – the oldest and grandest party there is? I.e. The party of the saints of Elohim at the first resurrection. At the end of time – isn’t it true that the Virgin Bride of Betrothal will be in first place – as she co-rules with her king for a thousand years? Isn’t the Virgin Bride supposed to be anti-establishment. I.e. In the world and not of it. Isn’t the Virgin Bride supposed to be anti-political correctness and anti-status quo – as we cry loud and spare not calling for repentance, revival and the restoration of all things – calling the saints to loose ourselves from all our sins and become great once again – by the power of the set-apart Spirit?

** Exactly one week after the Feast of Shavuot (I.e. – Pentecost) the Spirit spoke expressly to my spirit and said, “American Pharoah is going to win the Belmont Stakes running away.” Not knowing why the Spirit spoke this, I immediately replied, “Are you telling me this because you desire me to place a bet on the horse?” The Spirit replied, “No, I am telling you this because this is to be a sure sign to you that Barak Obama will be the last constituted president of the United States. I want you to tell your wife and daughter and make sure to be accountable that I do not want you to place a bet on this horse race.”

Note: I did not consider it to be gambling, since Father revealed to me who the winner was – a full six days before the race was ever run.

Needless to say, I immediately testified to both my wife and daughter what the Spirit spoke to my heart that morning, I did not place a bet on the race and on the seventh day – American Pharoah became the first Triple Crown winner in 37 years – running away with an easy victory at the Belmont stakes – exactly as Abba had spoken to me by His Spirit six days earlier.

Yahweh is speaking very loudly and clearly in these last days. However, very few are listening. Even fewer are interpreting His messages correctly and fewer still are proclaiming it faithfully. There is one faithful watchman who has been a pretty consistent listener, interpreter and proclaimer over the last decade or so and that is brother Joseph Herrin. His parable’s blog has shed a lot of prophetic insight concerning many prophetic events that are happening in our time. Here are a couple of links to articles he wrote concerning the race horse American Pharoah and his prophetic connection to President Obama.

On the first day the market was open in the Betrothed Virgin Bride constellation (Monday, August 24th), the market would drop an astounding 588 points by the days end – surpassing the previous day of open trading as the ninth biggest point drop in history and making the previous Friday’s point drop the tenth biggest. However, that is only because it recovered significantly before the market closed. Ten minutes after the opening bell the market dropped a whopping 1089 points – otherwise it would have ended at the number one position. The emergency stop trade measures that manipulatively keep the financial markets from free-falling altogether were activated an incredible 1200 times that day!!!

When you add up the 5 (favour) + 8 (all things new) + the 8 (all things new) you end up with the sum of 21. Twenty-one is definitely a number that would represent the Betrothed Virgin Bride of Heaven’s favour – whom the Lion of Yahudah is returning to receive unto Himself – as it represents 3 x 7 = 21. At the last trumpet the bride is going to be perfectly perfected (3) and meet the perfect Groom of Heaven (7) in the air and by His favour (5) all things will be made new for the Bride (8) and for the Groom (8) as they are enraptured with one another for the first time and forever.

The numbers seven and three are inextricably linked together all throughout the Scriptures. Seven represents perfection in Heaven and three represents perfection on earth – as it is the number of the resurrection from the dead. There are three sevens that make up 21 and 777 is the number most closely associated with the Father, the Son and the Spirit – Yahweh Elohim Echad (One).

The second day of the Virgin Bride constellation the market closed down again – 205 points – yet another seven. It is my personal belief that the two days of continued down turn in the first two days of the Virgin constellation represent the reality that the world will attempt to continue in vain to buy, sell and trade after the Bride has been raptured (as though nothing truly significant really happened – Luke 17:28-30) and right up until the One True Sovereign returns with His One True Warrior Bride following. (Revelation 19) The U.S. financial market “correction” during this time was not the only significant index suffering major point haemorrhaging. During this same time frame many of the international market indexes also experienced tremendous loss and volatility – most notably the Chinese markets which reportedly lost approximately half their value in less than three months.

It is my presently held belief that exactly one year after the Virgin Bride has been raptured (Deuteronomy 24:5) the Groom and Bride will receive into their family all those who look upon Him (whom they have pierced) with saving faith and they will become the children of the 1,000 year kingdom. (Zech. 12:10 & 2:8-13). It is also my presently held belief that up to 1/3rd of the remaining population of the world will be saved at the return of the King – not just the natural born Yahudim. (I.e. The Jews)

I believe it to be possible that this could be the meaning of the second seven (2 + 0 + 5 = 7) – the perfection of the children of the Millennial Kingdom. This seven is made up of a five (favour) and a two (division and unity). The children of the Kingdom will be divided (2) from the enemies of the King and united with the Groom and the Bride (2) – by the favour of Heaven (5) and thus be perfected for all eternity (7)!

I will conclude this part of this blog with the message I believe Heaven is proclaiming through the following two days of the market’s activity. On Wednesday, August 26th, 2015 the market shot up 619 points. Oddly enough, most of the major news outlets carried the story that the market was up about 620 points – even though it was not even close to rounding up to that additional percentage point. Either way, this was the third biggest point gain (three is the number for resurrection) in any single day in the history of the Dow Jones.

It was on the third day (three is the number for resurrection) the market was open in the Virgin constellation that the market went up an astounding 619 points – 6 + 1 + 9 = 16! Sixteen is further reduced to yet another seven! 1 + 6 = 7! Also, the number 620 would add up to another eight! I personally believe this message is speaking of Heavenly perfection being established on Earth and all things being made new for the 1,000 year Kingdom of Shalom.

Finally, the market leaped upward the following day by 369 points – a truly peculiar number at first glance – which seemingly contains much mysterious meaning and significance. My first impulse upon learning the market closed up 369 points was to check and see how many days it was from the time the market closed (Jerusalem time) until Sept 1st 2016 – which is the next true Yom Teruah of Yahweh. I.e. The Feast of the Trumpets! Wouldn’t you know it – from the date the market closed (Jerusalem time) until the date of the eve. of the next Feast of Trumpets is exactly 369 days!

Amazingly, this 369 point increase happened on exactly the 5th day (favour) of the Betrothed Virgin Bride constellation – as the constellation itself started on Sunday August 23rd. This was also the 13th day (the number of the Bride) of the month of Elul. Taken together, I believe the message could very well be – all things will be made new for the Virgin Bride of Betrothal in just 369 days. Allegedly, the most brilliant scientist of the 21st Century – Nikola Tesla – said, “If you only knew the magnificence of the 3, 6 and 9, then you would have a key to the universe.” Wow!

Since the summer of 2012, it has been my personally held belief that the Feast of the Trumpets 2016 will in fact be the rapture of the bride and the Feast of The Trumpets 2017 will in fact be the raptures of the tares (the sons of the devil) and the wheat (the sons of Elohim) – respectively. I am not saying that all of these messages are 100% confirmation – affirming this belief. However, it does seem too awfully coincidental to me. Just as the Feast of Passover is all about personal salvation / atonement; the Feast of the Trumpets is all about personal judgement.

All who are judged worthy of the first resurrection will be changed incorruptible at this time – either into the Bride of the Kingdom (Yom Teruah 2016?) or the Children of the Kingdom (Yom Teruah 2017?). Ironically, the next Feast of Trumpets will fall in a year where for the sixth time the feasts will not be celebrated in the correct month – since the southern portion of the Promised Land of Yahudah was returned to the Yahudim. Amazingly, the first time the Hillel calendar was off by a full month was in 1948. This calendar of tradition was seemingly accurate with its mathematical calculations – made more than a millennial before – until the very year the land was returned to the Yahudim. I.e. The Jews.

On Yahweh’s set-apart calendar the day the land was returned to Yahudah in 1948 was the evening of Shavuot (I.e. The Day of Penetecost). While on the calendar of rabbinical tradition that day is a non-event date. It is because of the Hillel calendar tradition that additional signs in the heavens are either being altogether missed or entirely ignored. On Yah’s set-apart calendar, there will be another full solar eclipse on the first day of Aviv, which will mirror the full solar eclipse of 2015. Some earnestly believe that the tetrad of blood moons (all falling on the first day of the spring and fall feasts of Yahweh) in 2014 / 2015 and the sun turning dark on the first day of Aviv in both 2015 and 2016 could very well be a prophetic fulfilment of the prophecy found in Joel 2:31.

“The sun shall be turned to darkness, and the moon to blood, before the great and awesome day of Yahweh comes.”

There will be yet another eclipse event on the Feast of Trumpets 2016 (exactly fulfilling the Matt. 24:29 prophecy?), which will match the event that happened just ten days ago on Yom Teruah 2015 (exactly fulfilling the Isa. 13:9-10 prophecy?) Ironically, because of rabbinical tradition, if the rapture of the Virgin Bride of Favour happens on that day, most people will not even be aware that it is Yah’s appointed time for the Feast of Trumpets. Sadly, most devout Yahudim will be preparing to enter into month of Elul (30 days of repentance and fasting – which some ultra-orthodox extend for another ten days through the Feast of Yom Kippur) and will not even know that they are a full month behind the set-apart schedule appointed by Heaven.

I personally believe it is very possible that so few will be raptured in the western part of the world that many will adamantly deny it even happened at first – especially the so called leaders of the church. However, when things get bad enough they will probably eventually humble themselves and repent of their may sins like never before. I strongly believe it is quite possible that devout and yet unregenerated Muslims, Roman Catholics, Christians, Mormons, Jehovah Witnesses, Yahudim, etc. etc. will ALL be a part of the last call – at the return of the One True King of Israel!

The true month of Elul in 2017 will begin on the occasion of another full solar eclipse. I believe this is the appointed time when one third of the devout and moralistic religious world will sincerely repent and desperately cry out to the Saviour – not knowing if they have even been heard – until the King victoriously returns with His Bride. Again, this is what I sincerely believe to be true. If any / all this happens – then I will have been proven correct in my understanding. If it doesn’t happen – then I will have been proven wrong in my understanding. I am not prophetically proclaiming in the name of Yahweh here. I am simply stating my presently held convictions. It is that simple!

However, there are three more possible signs on earth and in the heavens that I would like to discuss briefly before I sign off. First, exactly 15 days after the 21st day of the first month – which was the last day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread – there was a great earthquake in Nepal, Kathmandu. 17 days later there was yet another powerful earthquake in the same region. Why should these two earthquakes be considered a possible sign of the coming of the Messiah, you might sincerely ask?

In the book of Haggai chapter 2:1 it refers specifically to the 21st day of the 7th month according to the king’s (civil / non-religious) calendar. In verse 6 Yahweh says that He will shake the heavens and the earth once more and then He repeats this promise in verse 21 – at the time of the end. Not once but twice, within 30 days of the prophesied date, the tallest mountain in the world was so violently shaken that it killed a reported 7-9 thousand people and it was reduced in its height by a full meter.

Secondly, on August 28th, exactly five days (as in the five wise virgins?) before the Feast of Trumpets, on the eve. of Sept 1st, the planet Jupiter (the King planet) and the planet Venus (the Mother planet) will come into conjunction in the Betrothed Virgin Bride constellation. Could this be the very sign of the Son of Man that Yahoshua spoke of – when He foretold His return on the Mt of Olives? (Matthew 24:30) There are many who believe that the conjunction of these two planets in the constellation of the Lion of Yahudah is the Star of Bethlehem spoken of in the Good News accounts.

Below, I have provided the link to a 5 minute video presentation concerning this very valid possibility.

Finally, the planet Venus (the bright and morning star) will be in conjunction with the royal star Regulus – while the constellation Orion (the conquering King) will be standing fully erect in the night sky exactly vertical to the top of the great pyramid of Egypt – where the cap-stone has been missing for time immemorial. (Luke 20:17 & 1Peter 2:7) When will this event happen? Why – It will happen on Yom Teruah 2017!

In conclusion, I know that most of those who have read thus far are thinking, “What about this and what about that?” – concerning the fulfilment of end-times prophecy – as they cannot comprehend the possibility that we ALL might have been deceived concerning our present understanding of eschatology. I know, I know… Most of us simply cannot believe it when we are first told that every single variation of modern end-times scenarios comes from the perversion of Scripture and the interpretation of Scripture – which we all learned from the Roman Vatican Army called the Jesuits.

The Jesuit’s mission – from its inception – is to destroy Protestant Christianity and turn all to the indentured service of the Jesuit Black Pope. I.e. Not Pope Francis – rather, Francis’ boss – Adolfo Nicolas, Superior General of the Society of Jesus. I.e. The Jesuits! No matter how much information I present, the average person cannot seem to grasp that most of the prophecies concerning their eschatological beliefs have been wondrously and marvellously fulfilled in every exact detail. They simply have not been taught the figurative = literal method of interpreting Scripture and then to consistently follow the chronological time-line of history – as it pertain to the saints of Elohim.

Thus, almost all the universally held eschatological understanding of the saints from the 16th – through the 20th century were all but lost in the 21st century. Even when presented with the truth, almost every single believer simply cannot let go of their Jesuit indoctrination. Dr. Kent Hovind – one of the great creation apologists of our day – famously said, “If you ask the wrong question, then you will always get the wrong answer.”

What if… All this time we have been arguing about pre-trib, mid-trib, post-trib and even pre-wrath – all based on the supposition of a literal seven year time frame that simply does not exist – except in the text books and Bible notes of dispensationalist? Most believers would NEVER believe that there is in all actuality NO seven year time line called the “Great Tribulation” at the end of time – no matter how much time and energy exhausted to show them otherwise. The only reason men believe in a seven year end-times scenario is because that is what they have been “brainwashed” to believe by the tortuous manipulation of the text and interpretation of Daniel’s seventy weeks.

For those who are truly interested I have included a few links below for your edification – that you may know what time it is and that you may prepare your heart to receive the One True Bride Groom of Heaven with all the esteem, honour and praise that He alone deserves…

Finally, I would like to take this opportunity to ask your forgiveness. If I have offended you in any way and / or sinned against you – I ask you to freely extend to me the very same mercy you have also received because of the death, burial and resurrection of our Saviour. If you are inclined to do so, please take the time to let me know if there is any specific sin which I have sinned against you so that I may ask for your forgiveness and have the opportunity to repent before Yahweh, be reconciled to my brother / sister and make provision for any needed restitution and / or restoration.

May Abba bless you and keep you. May He shine His face upon you and cause you to know His favour. May He lift His countenance upon you and give you His eternal, abiding and never ceasing shalom!

Sincerely and in Love, His servant and yours,

Robert Arthur McDuffie – Gal. 6:14

Ps – This year is 5776 according to tradition. When you add this number together 5 + 7 + 7 + 6 = 25, which would be 2 + 5 = 7. From my own personal, extensive study of the set-apart calendar, I have come to strongly believe that the present year is 5988. When added together 5 + 9 + 8 + 8 = 30, which would be reduced to 3. Once again, we see the numbers three and seven inextricably connected.

Below is a link to a very fascinating short video (12:22) concerning the “Torah codes” and the year 5776.  (I find it extremely interesting to note that on Yom Teruah (Sept. 1st, 2016) the year of tradition will be 5777).

What time and season are we presently living in? Would you believe it if I told you that every single numerical pattern in the Scripture converge on the same year? Would you believe it if I told you that every revelation picture revealed in these various patterns all reveal the second coming of Yahoshua?

Is it possible the mystery of Daniel’s Seventy Shavua (weeks) was actually fulfilled at the prophetic level – when Herod’s temple was destroyed in 70 A.D.? Is it possible that the revelation level of this prophecy began with the decree that a “Jewish” state should be “created” and a portion of the Promised inheritance returned to the Yahudim (Jews) and that this level of fulfilment will be fulfilled by Yom Teruah 2017? I.e. Seventy Years? Is it possible that the prophecies found in Daniel 9:25-26 has NOTHING whatsoever to with the Messiah being crucified – as we have ALL been indoctrinated to believe? All these questions are marvellously answered in the following study.

Finally, is it possible that every single prophecy concerning the anti-Messiah has been marvellously fulfilled, against all conceivable odds, and yet what every single fundamental Protestant, Baptist and Evangelical theologian held to be universally true for more than three full centuries – has been seditiously usurped by Jesuit infiltration?

The answer is Yes! Yes! Yes!

In much the same way that most of present day Judaism refuses to see the 48 major messianic prophecies wondrously fulfilled in Yahoshua haMashiach’s first appearing; the saints of the living Elohim refuse to see every one of the dozens of major prophecies wondrously fulfilled concerning the historical anti-Messiah.

Note: The mathematical odds that Yahoshua haMashiach is not the Messiah is 1 to 10 to the 157th power. That is the number 10 with a 157 zeros behind it. It would take the sum total of the known universe to illustrate what these impossible odds would look like. The same can be said concerning the mathematical impossibility of all the prophecies which have been fulfilled in the very seat of the anti-Messiah of the Scriptures – but who would dare possibly believe it?

A Father’s Legacy – A Parable Blog

Many times throughout my life, I have experienced the voice of the Spirit speaking to me profound spiritual truths through movies, main-stream media and major world events. Whereas, I have often shared the message(s) spoken to me with those closest to me; I have never attempted to communicate the messages via my blog and e-mail distributions. This is my first inspired attempt at doing so.

For the past two or three years, I have been an avid reader of Joseph Herrin’s “Parables Blog”. ( Joseph has a very unique gift for discerning prophetic messages being communicated through the main stream media and then communicating them to his readers through his writings. I have long maintained that the King of the Universe is still speaking to His people today – just as He has done in every generation previously.

It is my belief that our Father is speaking by His Spirit through major world events (e.g. the recent earthquakes that twice shook Mount Everest), major sporting venues (I.e. the Super Bowl) and select movie and television productions. I also believe He speaks through major happenings in the financial markets (e.g. some of the largest percentage and point drops in the history of Wall Street have occurred on His set-apart appointed times (as recorded in Lev. 23) of Yom Teruah (the Feast of Trumpets) and Yom Kippur (the Feast of Atonement)) – as well as the multitude of celestial events which have manifested over the last seventy years or so.

Note: Many of these celestial events are also manifesting on His set-apart appointed times in the years 2014 and 2015. E.g. The four blood moons are being revealed on the first day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread and the first day of the Feast of Tabernacles in both years. Also, the first day of the month of Passover (called the month of Aviv) begins with a full solar eclipse in both 2015 and 2016.

Since the turn of the 20th century, our society has been overtaken with every medium of constant distraction and amusement. Since the end of the Second World War, the people of the western world in particular have experienced more personal free time than any other recorded generation in history. Between the endless bombardment of amusing distractions and the new found supply of free time, we have become a people almost completely deafened to the voice of the Spirit via His revealed Word (i.e. the Scriptures), His people (i.e. pastors, teachers and preachers) and the prayers of His people.

Permit me to illustrate. Imagine we are standing together on a busy subway platform. As we are engaged in our conversation, a subway train passes by at full speed. No matter how loud we shout at each other, the deafening noise produced by the passing train makes it impossible to hear what the other is saying. Is it any wonder that the One True Sovereign of the Universe is willing to communicate to us via any and every medium possible to proclaim to us the end-times we are presently living in and the deep eternal truths of His Word?

I have zero doubt that our Saviour and Master is still speaking, however, is anybody really listening?

I find it more than a little interesting that the very first time I find myself writing a parables blog of my own it is about a fictional championship horse. Why is this interesting you may ask? It is interesting because of late Joseph Herrin has been writing extensively about American Pharoah, the recent Triple-Crown winner of the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness and the Belmont Stakes.

While I was reading the above post the Set-Apart Spirit spoke plainly to my heart and said, “American Pharoah is going to win the Belmont Stakes and this will be a sign to you that Obama is the last President the United States will ever know.” I replied, “Since you have revealed to me who the winner is, do you want me to place a bet on the horse?” (I did not consider this to be gambling, since the Spirit had already revealed to me the outcome of the race.) “No, I do not want you to place a bet”, He answered, “I want you to tell this to your wife and daughter.”

I immediately obeyed the voice of the Spirit and relayed to my wife and daughter what I had just heard by the Spirit – making sure to be fully accountable to the instruction that I was not to place a bet on this horse race. Seven days later, the word I had been given came to pass. Obama will surely be the last President the good ole’ U.S. of A. will ever know.

Ever since Obama first became President of the U.S.A., the Set-Apart Spirit has continually spoken to my heart that he will be the last President in U.S. history. Just as the One True Sovereign of Yisrael is coming to rule and reign upon the throne as the 44th recorded king in the history of constituted Yisrael. Obama is sitting upon his throne as the 44th president of the recorded history of the constituted United States. It is truly a matter of type versus anti-type.

Note: In no way am I implying that Obama is the anti-messiah who is revealed in Daniel 7:21-25 or Revelation 13:1-10 – nor do I believe such nonsense. I KNOW who the anti-Messiah of the Scripture is due to the fulfilment of ALL the prophecies concerning him and it is most definitely not Obama! Amazingly enough, almost all of the protestant church leaders were in unanimous agreement with this assessment for over two-hundred fifty years of church history.

Recently I was watching a DVD called “Dreamer” with my family. This movie came out about ten year ago and stars Kurt Russel, Elisabeth Shue, Dakota Fanning and Kris Kristofferson. It is a five star, family-friendly, tear jerking and heart-warming story. If you have not seen it, I encourage you to give it a try. I promise you that you and your family will be blessed.

While I was watching the movie, I was absolutely captivated by three key scenes, as I realized this movie was proclaiming the message of “The Power of Deliverance” from the perspective of the perpetrator and not the victim of the “crime” committed. Always before, I have written and related the message of “The Power of Deliverance” from the stand point of the transgressed – not the transgressor.

Note: “The Power of Deliverance” is a book I have previously written and published on-line. It is my life’s message and ministry.

The main character of the story is Ben Crane. He is a Kentucky horse-man; the son of a Kentucky horse-man. At the beginning of the movie we find Ben down on his luck, over-extended, over-worked and soon to be unemployed. Like most men in his position, he is living a one-dimensional life focused on work, work and more work – to the neglect of his relationship with his only daughter, his lovely wife and estranged father – who lives next door on the same property.

Due to a series of unforeseen events – a pure-breed, injured filly unexpectedly comes into all their lives and becomes the catalyst by which the entire family begins to communicate with one another and quickly learns to be a family again. In many ways, this event in the Crane family is very similar to when a man becomes a born-again follower of Yahoshua haMaShiach (Jesus the Messiah). Hope springs anew, love begins to blossom and the first flames of faith are kindled in the heart of both the man and his family (Acts 16:31) – because he has taken the first step of faith on this new found narrow pathway. (John 14:6 & Matt. 7:13-14)

As I began to become engrossed in the plot of the movie, the first scene that truly arrested my spirit was a pivotal scene where Ben’s daughter, Cale Crane (Dakota Fanning), accidentally overhears a conversation between her mother Lilly (Elizabeth Shue) and father (Kurt Russel). In the scene, he openly confesses that the only reason he made the split-second decision, which would end up leading to their seeming insurmountable financial crisis, was because his daughter Cale was present.

This scene reminded me of how when we first step out in faith as new believers, we sometimes childishly believe that everything will work out for us just because we have recently become the sons of the living Elohim. Out of our false sense of entitlement, when things do not work out the exact way that we thought they should, we then begin to moan and groan, mumble and complain, find fault with others and even falsely accuse the person(s) closest to us. As new babes in Messiah, we very rarely pray and seek His counsel and wisdom first. When everything is seemingly going all wrong, we often get seriously side-tracked on our walk of faith and sometimes we even become completely derailed for a season. (Matt. 13:3-8)

Upon hearing she is the primary reason for her family’s present troubles – by her father’s own confession – Cale’s spirit is immediately breached / crushed / broken. According to the Scriptures, the perverse tongue is one of two primary causes of the wounded / broken spiritual man.

“A wholesome tongue is a tree of life: but perverseness therein is a breach in the spirit.” – Proverbs 15:4

The Hebrew word for breach is Strong’s H7667 – sheber. This word is translated 44 times in the “Old Testament”. 21 times it translated – destruction. 5 times it is translated – breach. It is also translated – hurt, affliction, bruised, breaches, breakings, broken-footed, broken-handed, crashing, interpretation, vexation.

The breach in the spirit caused by the perverse tongue creates a virtual, unseen chasm the size of the Grand Canyon in the spiritual man of every man, woman and child who has ever been afflicted by it. It is a chasm so wide and so deep that no man is able to pass over and no one can repair it by his own strength and power. This is the root of the tree that will eventually bear the fruit of all addiction and on-going, perpetual destructive behaviour patterns.

Out of the deep brokenness of her spirit, Cale impulsively saddles up the horse they call Sonador (aka Dreamer) so they can run away together. Inadvertently, her dad spooks the horse and it then takes off like a shot – putting young Cale’s life in imminent and mortal danger.

According to the Scripture our words have the power to bring forth life and to also cause death.

“Death and life are in the power of the tongue.” – Proverbs 18:21a

Even though Cale’s daddy did not intend to wound his daughter to the depth of her soul and thus breach her spirit with the words he spoke – never-the-less he did. His words caused the wound that directly led to the near death experience of his beloved daughter.

As fathers and husbands, how many times have we intentionally or unintentionally spoken the words which sowed death into the spiritual man of the very ones we love the most? How many times have we let our words carelessly pass over our lips and breed destruction and death into the spiritual realm of our sons, daughters and wives? Surely the Scriptures are true and every man is a liar – including myself.

Hear the Word of Yahweh!

“Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth! And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire of hell. For every kind of beasts, and of birds, and of serpents, and of things in the sea, is tamed, and hath been tamed of mankind: But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison.” – James 3:5-8

Amazingly, in the very next scene, the very father that caused the breach in little Cale’s spirit is now selflessly laying down his life to save his daughter’s. This is the enigma of being an earth-bound husband and father. In one moment of time we can go from being the number one enemy of our beloved’s soul – through the cutting words we have spoken – to the number one action-hero that saves the day.

As mere mortal husbands and fathers, we love our wife and children, but we struggle to express that love in meaningful and practical ways which connect with them on a regular and continual basis. Many times we fail miserably and due to the great wickedness of our tongue we even inflict deep wounds in their spirit with the words we speak. The breach in the spirit is what remains – whether the words we spoke were intended to be hurtful / harmful or not. However, whenever heroic exertion is needed, we men do not think twice of endangering ourselves and even laying down our lives for the provision, protection and salvation of the very family we have only recently afflicted.

O’ the irony!

Most unfortunately, the father-turned-hero never apologizes to his daughter for the words he spoke, which directly led to her very life being in peril and the need for his heroics in the first place. He never admits he was wrong for speaking a false witness against his daughter and he never humbles himself to ask for her forgiveness. Unfortunately, this is all too often exactly what us believers do in regards to our closest and personal relationships.

More often than not our pride and ego will not let us be held to account for the words we have spoken and the wounds we have inflicted upon those we love the most. Our mule-headed stubbornness does not want to admit that our choice words were the very dagger by which we pierced the heart and wounded the one we love the most. All too often we go to bed angry and upset with one another and we wake up the next day and carry on as though NOTHING ever happened the day before. Like actors on a stage we pretend we have done nothing wrong. The Scripture calls us a hypocrite when we act this way as believers and we all know that our Master hates hypocrites! (Read Matthew 23 if you have any doubt.)

As believers we are called to own up to every transgression we have committed whether our transgression was committed intentionally or unintentionally. As husbands and fathers we need to take personal responsibility for every word we have spoken, which has wounded / breached / broken the spirit of our wife and children first – and then to our fellow man too. Only then, will we truly be worthy to be the set-apart priests and kings of the Most High.

Amazingly, the very incident which put young Cale’s life in danger also opens up an unexpected door of unforeseen opportunity. Just when all hope seemed lost, a miracle manifested before their very eyes! The thoroughbred horse they thought would never run again, due to a severe leg injury incurred while racing, was now running at full speed; with no sign of slowing down and no sign of strain or struggle as it sprinted away.

So many times, this is exactly what happens in the struggling believer’s life. Just when all hope seems lost; our Heavenly Father sends us a life-line and renews our strength. He demonstrates His miraculous power in ways we cannot even begin to imagine or think (Ephesians 3:20) – just because He can and because he loves us so very much.

Shortly after this miracle happened, another completely unforeseen and unexpected circumstance caused Cale’s spirit to be broken / breached yet again. This time her father’s decision, although seemingly a very conservative and strategic course of action, ended up causing her to know a deep and abiding sorrow of the heart – even to the depths of her soul and spiritual man. Poor Cale’s spirit was absolutely crushed once again due to her father’s lack of foresight. The “sorrow of the heart” is the second of two swords mentioned in Scripture which will absolutely wound the spirit and leave a breach – another virtual grand canyon of the soul.

“by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken.” – Prov. 15:13b (KJV)
“by sorrow of heart the spirit is crushed.” – Prov. 15:13b (ESV)

Lest you doubt the severity of the damage a crushed / broken spirit causes consider the following Scriptures.

“a crushed spirit dries up the bones.” – Prov. 17:22b (ESV)

“The spirit of a man will sustain his infirmity; but a wounded spirit who can bear?” – Prov. 18:14 (KJV)

In many ways Ben’s decision making ability is just like the new believer who reasons with his mind concerning the best course of action to take and which decision he should make. Sometimes we will even pray first and seek out the counsel of other like-minded believers. However, at the end of the day; will we wait patiently until we have received the answer from Heaven? Or will we go ahead and move forward with our decided course of action according to mere human reasoning and worldly understanding?

At first, Cale’s dad doesn’t want to take responsibility for his actions. While trying to explain why he had to break his promise to his daughter, he ends up losing his cool and berating his daughter with his “welcome to the real world of race horses and horse-racing” speech. In so many ways this is exactly how we respond when things do not work out the way we had originally planned. We blame the outcome of our decision on “fate”, “bad luck” and even on our Creator and Redeemer, Himself – with the definitive exclamation – “It must have been the Sovereign will of Providence!”

Most of the time, our stubborn human pride simply refuses to accept responsibility for the decisions we have made and their unintended outcomes. Pride will ALWAYS bring a man low. (Prov. 29:23) We have to humble ourselves first and repent of our sin, before our Father will further act on our behalf. (James 4:10 & 1Peter 5:6) Sin is sin! Whether we committed our “crime” out of ignorance, wilfully and / or presumptuously; all sin must be repented of and forsaken.

In Ben’s Crane’s case, he gave his word to his beloved daughter and then unintentionally broke it – when their race horse was “accidentally” sold at a claimers race. In a million years, he NEVER believed this would be the final outcome of his decision. However, he should have! Logically, if he thought the previously lamed, thoroughbred filly had any value and potential whatsoever – then so might the next professional horseman.

This is the nature of all pride. It blinds us to the seemingly obvious. Of course hind sight is always 20/20 vision! That is why we need to be sure we have heard from the Spirit before we make any decision – whether to the left or right.

While Ben Crane is still holding onto his freshly wounded pride and a life-time of pain, his wife reminds him that he must attend the parent-teacher conference at their daughter’s school. Once at the conference, he is asked to come to the front of the room and read his daughter’s creative writing assignment, out-loud in front of everyone. As he is reading, he is soon greatly convicted by his daughter’s words, which he instinctively knows are really all about him.

This part of the story made me think of how the Spirit will convict us of our sin(s) while we are reading the Scriptures or hearing them read. (Romans 10:17) Just like Ben’s character, very rarely do we stop and listen to ‘the still small voice’ of the Spirit when we are “managing just fine” on our own. Too often it is only when we have seemingly hit rock bottom that we begin to open up our hearts and listen to what our Father in Heaven has to say about our present circumstance.

By the time Ben is finished reading, he is overcome with remorse, as the full gravity of the “crimes” he has committed against his own daughter finally sinks in. He knows that mere words are not enough to make things fully right. He is fully cognizant that a mere apology and “I’m sorry” will not be adequate to repair the breaches in the spirit of his beloved Cale.

Not only does Ben go to his daughter and tenderly admit he was wrong for the “mistakes” he made with a sincerely apology (she quickly forgives him of course), he also sacrificially scrapes together every last dime he has available in order to make right the wrong which he has done. To Cale’s great delight her father surprises her with a special delivery of the once-lost, beloved race-horse “Dreamer” as a gift – to do with as she pleases.

In the present age of the church, most of us who are led to real repentance and full reconciliation with Yah and man rarely ever consider the other two R words of Scripture. Restoration and Restitution! Restoration and restitution are two of the most over-looked words in all of Scripture. As much as it depends on us, we are called to restore whatever we have stolen and make restitution for whatever cannot be restored.

Mere words without actions are not worth very much. As men of the kingdom we have an obligation to carefully consider the damage we have done and the wounds we have afflicted. We need to humbly pray and ask our Father in Heaven for wisdom as how we are to repair the breaches we have helped to create in the spirit of our wife and children.

Once Ben has fully repented of his transgressions, reconciled with his daughter and fully restored that which he stole – he and his family never face another challenge and live happily ever after.

I am only kidding!

As a matter of fact, the entire family continues to be tested through every conceivable trial. Some members of the family faced the trials of endurance with greater faith (namely Cale, her mom and her grandfather) while her dad continues to struggle up until the very end. One moment he meets a seemingly insurmountable challenge with unshakeable faith and determination and the next moment he is over come with fear, worry and anxiety.

Isn’t that just like us? One moment we are absolutely confident in our faith in our Heavenly Father and our relationship with Him and the next moment we are questioning everything we believe to be true. One moment our faith is unshakeable and then the next we are greatly shaken.

Through each trial Ben becomes more and more transparent and vulnerable and learns that he does not have to carry all the load of life by himself anymore. Each time his faith begins to wane… every time his heart begins to doubt… He finds further encouragement to take the next step of the journey from those who love him the most – his family.

Isn’t this what we are called to do as the eternal family of the King? Aren’t we supposed to confess our struggles one to another? (James 5:16) Aren’t we supposed to carry one another’s burdens? (Gal. 6:2) Aren’t we supposed to encourage one another to continue on another day and not to give up… (Heb. 13:3) To overcome and endure to the end that we may receive an eternal and imperishable reward? (1Peter 1:4)

By the time the film comes to a climatic and fulfilling close, Ben has learned to walk by faith – not by sight, love his family in word and deed, honour his father, enjoy the journey and treasure the fleeting moment(s), say “No!” to his fears, loose himself from his double-mindedness and commit to his belief(s) 100%. Most importantly, his life has been transformed forever and he now has a life-legacy worth passing onto the next generation.

No longer will the Crane family legacy be one of brokenness and loss – due to the brokenness of spirit. Forever more their legacy will be one of “the repairers of the breach” (Isaiah 58) through true repentance, reconciliation, restoration and / or restitution. What will your family legacy be?

Sincerely and in love,
Robert Arthur McDuffie – Gal. 6:14

An Open Letter To Kent Hovind

Dearest Friends and Family, I recently wrote the following letter to Dr. Kent Hovind of Creation Science Evangelism Ministries.  Due to the extreme uncertainty of his present situation, I do not know if he will receive it or not.  It is my hope that someone / anyone will make sure that he receives this letter as well as the attached studies.  I feel the message to be of great importance and that he urgently needs to receive it as soon as possible.

Thanks, R

Dear Kent,

Shalom, shalom and choicest messianic greetings to you.  I do not know if you remember me or not, however, I sure do remember you.  By the favour of Heaven in my life your seven-part creation seminar came into my life in either 1999 or 2000.  Like a fresh drink of water from a desert oasis spring in a dry desert land the VHS tapes were pure refreshment to my soul.

I immediately began to share the creation seminar with anybody and everybody who would listen.  At first I began to invite people into my home in order to show them the videos.  Then I began to duplicate the VHS tapes (and later the DVDs) and freely share them with anyone who would receive them.   Who knows how many lives have been transformed through the message proclaimed in the Creation, Evolution, and Dinosaurs Seminar – as we have shared it all over the USA and many parts of the world. (I.e. South Africa, Indonesia, Botswana and Zambia)

In 2005 and in 2006, I brought my children to Dinosaur Adventure Land.  They had the most wonderful time playing with their hero (Dr. Dino) on the playground, learning how to make long distance flight paper airplanes from their hero and eating the best snow cones ever – made by their hero.  Not only are you the hero of my children, you are my hero too.

From the time of your arrest until the very present I have always defended you and your innocence against the charges you were wrongfully charged with – as well as the often repeated lie of tax evasion.  If only I had a dollar for every time I have heard that slanderous false witness against you.  I even defended you and Jo in an entire chapter of my auto-biographical book – Crossing Over.

I told Eric (your son) at the beginning of this present trial that it all seemed pretty clear and straight-forward to me.  The United States Government has chosen to teach all of the children under its rule the godless lie of evolution.  In direct opposition to this, you taught us how to defend the Scriptural position of the six-day creation account – without apology and how to successfully expose the atheistic lie!  You helped to create a world-wide army of critical thinkers and that made you a very dangerous person.

In addition, you exposed the wickedness of the FEDERAL GOVERNMENT in regards to the Federal Reserve Bank, the IRS, FEMA, Social In-Security, etc, etc!  Truly you were not only a well-spoken evangelist and apologist for creationism, but also a true statesman and a patriot of the American ideal.  It is no wonder that the UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT made you their number one target!  It is so painfully obvious (at least to those of us who understand) that we are in a war between light and darkness, good and evil, big government and independence.

Even so, I cannot help but believe that there has always been another reason that you have been incarcerated which is known only to our Heavenly Father and perhaps a few select others – like myself.

Kent, I myself was falsely accused and subsequently detained in a county jail for a full twenty months while I awaited trial.  I would probably be in prison right now, except a man whom I have known and loved for the last fourteen years kept saying to me, “You need to pray and get a revelation as to why you are here.”  Each time he said these words to me, I would think to myself, “I know why I am here.  I do not need a Heaven sent revelation to tell me why I am here.  I am here because of the lies of two of my sworn enemies and the wickedness of the heart of the STATE Prosecutor to believe them – even though there is no supporting evidence.”

After 18 months of detainment and a plethora of unexplainable delays in going to trial, I finally humbled myself and cried out to Heaven and inquired as to the “real” reason I was being held captive.  To my amazement and blessed surprise, I received an immediate answer that absolutely shocked me to the core.  I had grievously sinned against Yahweh and I had been completely blinded as to the nature of my sin against Him from the first day – until the day I sought for revelation.

I immediately repented of my sin through tears and much laughter – with a heart of gratitude and thanksgiving for the mercy I had found.  In less than two months I went to trial and after less than ten minutes of deliberation I was found not guilty by the jury. (Yahweh even picked each of my jury members for me by placing tongues of fire on their heads that only I could see.)

I am fully convinced that if Yahweh had not revealed to me the root of my affliction before I went to trial, then I would have ended up in prison – just like you.

To be honest, it did not occur to me that there might be another reason – as to why you are in prison – until sometime after your sentencing.  In 2009, I began to run into different people all across this country who all had a very similar testimony as mine – in regard to personal communication they had each had with you.  However, the fact that you had rejected each one of us and the message Yahweh put in our mouths to share with you was not in itself a punishable crime – I do not believe.

Sadly and most unfortunately, you began to mock the revelation shared with you (by myself and several others) – publicly.  I was not aware that you had done this until I began watching the latest edition of the questions and answers portion of your seminar.  It is one thing to disagree with a fellow believer concerning a differing theological position; it is quite another thing to proudly and subtly mock their position – especially, if the entire council of Scripture supports their understanding and only church tradition supports yours.

Of course I am speaking of the matter of the Seventh Day Sabbath.  No, I am not a member of the SDA Church – nor have I ever been.  (I grew up Southern Baptist)  I came into the knowledge of honoring the Seventh Day Sabbath strictly from reading the Scriptures.  I do not believe I am any more saved because I honor the Sabbath day.  I was radically born again when I was only five years old and I know that I know that I know that I was / am / and forever will be saved by His favour through faith alone!

I do not believe that I am any better than you because I honour the Sabbath.  I do not believe you are any more wicked than I for not keeping the Sabbath.  However, I do believe that you will be held accountable for destroying the Scripture with your very own words in your zeal to defend your indefensible position concerning the Sabbath day.

It never ceases to amaze me how when someone else is taking Scripture out of context you will readily / rightfully point out their error in doing so in order to defend the correct position according to the full council of the Scriptures, however, you will then turn right around and just as readily take Scripture out of context in order to defend your incorrect position against the full council of the Scripture.

Example One: You use Exodus 16:29 as your proof text that no one is to go out of their dwelling place on the Sabbath at anytime, anywhere – forever.  This could not possibly be the meaning of what is stated within context – for the following reasons.

  1. It was a command given to a specific people – at a specific time – within a specific context.  The people were the twelve tribes of Yisrael.  The place was the wilderness of Sin.  The very specific context of the story was in relation to going outside early in the morning on the Sabbath in order to collect manna.  This is so unbelievably obvious, that it really makes me wonder why there is so much undue prejudice in your heart – so as to blind you so completely.
  1. If it truly was a sin to be outside one’s dwelling place on the Sabbath (1John 3:4 plainly states that sin is the transgression of the commandments of Yahweh), then our Messiah most definitely sinned by going outside on the Sabbath and He would have then been disqualified from being the Messiah – due to His imperfection.
  1. All the people of the land would have been transgressing the commandment to stay inside their dwellings when He walked the earth.  He would have been guilty of the sin of silence for not calling anyone to repent of not staying in there dwelling places on the Sabbath.  Again, He would have thus been imperfect and therefore disqualified to be our Messiah.

Example Two: You use Nehemiah 9:13-14 as the proof text that the Sabbath was first revealed at Mt. Sinai and that Nehemiah was making a declarative statement that up until this time no one knew of or honoured the Seventh Day Sabbath.  Again, this cannot possible be the plain meaning of what Nehemiah was actually declaring due to the reality of what we know was declared and revealed in Exodus 16.  The Seventh Day Sabbath was commanded to be honoured more than a month before they ever reached Mt. Sinai.  A clear contradiction to your explanation of the meaning of Neh. 9:13-14

Example Three: You use 1Corinthians 16:2 as a proof text that the first century believers considered the first day of the week as the primary day for the assembling the saints.  Nowhere in this verse is there any suggestion of a meeting taking place on the first day.  You are reading into the text according to your present conviction and prejudice.

The first century life was typified by a hand to mouth lifestyle for the commoner and it was the custom of the day for men to be paid a daily wage.  If this was not the case, then our Messiah would not have used the parable of the vineyard owner and the workers who all received the same wage at the end of the day.  The apostle was simply reiterating the principle found all throughout the Scripture – the first fruits belong to Yahweh – not the leftovers.  Each man was to set-aside and store up from the wages he received on the first day of the week.

Ironically, this correct understanding actually proves the opposite to be true of what you have believed and proclaimed.  The first century believers all kept the Seventh Day Sabbath and they went about their daily / weekly routine beginning anew on the first day of the week.

Dearest brother, if you will but humble yourself and prayerfully reconsider everything you believe to be true concerning the Seventh Day Sabbath – according to the context of the full council of the Scripture and not the prejudice of your own heart – then I know you will come to the same / similar conclusion you came to concerning the pre-tribulation rapture theory.   The Scriptures are correct – our present belief is what needs to be corrected.

I have included one study at this time for your review.  I will begin to send the other studies I have written on a daily basis until I have sent you all that the Spirit has instructed me to share with you.

I presently believe that there is still yet one other reason as to why you have been falsely incarcerated and supernaturally detained – even beyond your present sentence.  It is my prayer that you will humbly receive the additional revelation by the Spirit and then you will be released back into the harvest fields.  For the work is still great and you are a great worker.

We continue to pray for you and your family.  All our love,

Robert Arthur McDuffie – Gal. 6:14



I personally know of at least nine distinctly different prophetic voices that have proclaimed the revelation of the rapture of the bride and / or the second coming of the Messiah as being within the time frame of Sept 1st 2016 (Feast of Trumpets 5777) and September 20th 2017 (Feast of Trumpets 5778). I will list each person / ministry below at the conclusion of my very brief summary – as follows.

From a learned, noted Rabbi who lived many centuries ago to a simple lay-man in rural Oklahoma to a virtuous, spirit-filled 15 year old young lady from South Africa it seems evident to me that Yahweh has revealed His secrets once again to His servants (Amos 3:7). Although I too am just a simple lay-man, I have also received a very unique revelation concerning this exact same time frame. To the best of my knowledge all nine people have the following common denominators…

1) They honor the seventh day Sabbath with an up-right heart. 2) They love the whole house of Yisrael and long to see its full restoration realized. 3) They love the Father and the Son and desire to worship Him in spirit and in truth. 4) They love to call upon the Father and the Son by Name. 5) They have renounced every form, figure and fashion of replacement theology – to the best of their knowledge and understanding.

However, just because at least nine different people from very different geographic locations, education levels and socio-economic back grounds have received and proclaimed the same revelation doesn’t necessarily prove that their proclamation is true. Unsurprisingly, as a generalization, all nine unique proclamations have been completely discounted as false without any prayerful scrutiny or discerning of spirit by those who have heard of it.

Unfortunately, yet almost fully predictably, most of Christendom has never really seriously considered the possibility that any of these prophetic voices might have actually received a supernatural revelation from Heaven as they have all been universally indoctrinated to believe that all such revelation is impossible – according to the Scriptures. I.e Matt. 24:35-36, Mark 13:31-32, etc, etc.

Most tragically, due to the treasonous high-jacking of eschatology by the Roman Catholic Jesuit Army, most of Christendom does not know or believe what is revealed by the Scriptures – concerning the last days we are presently living in. They do not know that every single variation (without exception) of the last seven year scenario is tainted / spoiled / perverted by false eschatological teachings that have been successfully introduced into every single sect of Christianity by the Jesuit anti-reformation army – over the last five centuries.

(Mostly through our denominational, “Nicolaitan” Bible-colleges and seminaries.)

Prophetic revelation that has been providentially revealed and proclaimed since the closing of the cannon of the Scriptures (I.e. The Revelation) is not at all to be compared to that which was revealed to His servants while the cannon was being compiled. Sadly, from personal experience, I know all too well – what it is like to try to make my present eschatological beliefs fit the revelation given me.

It is for this very reason, I can greatly empathize with at least five of my fellow proclaimers. When our expectation of what we thought should of happened during the seven years leading up to the Feast of Trumpets 2016 / 2017 did not work out we did not know what to say or do. It is so awkward and most humbling to be so certain and bold about something and then to be proven so completely wrong in everything you thought you understood.

In my own case, I immediately and forthrightly repented for empathically proclaiming a false time-line in the name of Yahweh and I know of at least one other ministry that has also apologized – even though they never claimed to be prophesying and made it perfectly clear they were only offering a possible scenario. I.e. 119 Ministries

As for the rest of the remaining four voices, they haven’t said very much over the last few years and have for the most part been conspicuously quiet concerning the revelation given them. I can’t say that I blame them. It is not easy to admit (much less explain why) nothing seems to be adding up (eschatologically speaking) as we continue our relentless march to the revealed time. (I.e. A minimum of 17 months away and counting…)

Here is a compiled list of the nine different prophetic voices. I hope you will prayerfully consider each one and how even though they each had / have a very different perspective of Scripture – they still ended up with the same revelation.

Disclaimer – In no way am I endorsing any of these ministries or their various doctrinal / eschatological views. I am simply sharing their unique revelation concerning the possibility of the prophesied “rapture” / resurrection event(s) occurring in the very near future. I also do not necessarily agree with the method each individual came to their conclusions. However, I do believe that the Sovereign of the Universe is quite capable of revealing the correct sum – even when each addend is not necessarily correct.

Dewey Brewton – Daniel’s Time Line

Michael Rood – The Jonah Code

Thurston McCutcheon – No Longer Available

Rob Moore – In That Day

119 Ministries – Test Everything

Gerritt Nell – Hebrew People
Note: Even though I wrote out the linked study, the original inspiration came from Gerrit Nell and I gave him the full credit due. When I heard Gerritt speak in Johannesburg, S. Africa, he specifically gave the date of F.O.T. 2016 – from the revealed pattern given him. I still have the original audio file. If anyone would like to have it, I will do my best to send it to you.

Sarah Jubilee – Jubilee Awakening Blast

Robert McDuffie – Hebrew Restoration & Torah Insights (HRTI) Ministries

Rabbi Judah Ben Samuel



Questions To Provoke Much-Needed Critical Thought
When most people think of replacement theology – they think of the false doctrinal belief that the “New-Testament” “church” has replaced Israel of the “Old-Testament”. However, is that the correct and full understanding of replacement theology? If something, anything in the “Old-Testament” is replaced with something, anything in the “New-Testament” could that by definition be replacement theology?

If we believe that the eternally betrothed bride of Heaven of the “Old-Testament” (i.e. The Ten Tribes of the Northern Kingdom – Israel – Hosea 2:19-23) has been replaced by the “New-Testament” “church” (Ephesians 5:22-33) – could that be considered a kind of replacement theology? And a theology which contradicts the Scriptures no less – as does all replacement theology!

Note: Most people do not know that the “New-Testament” Greek word translated as “church” is the exact same / equivalent of the “Old-Testament” Hebrew word translated as “congregation / assembly / company / multitude”.

If we believe that the weekly day of rest (i.e. the seventh-day Sabbath, which Yahweh established at creation and then gave as a memorial that He alone is both our Creator and Deliverer – Exodus 20:9-11 & Deuteronomy 5:12-15), is only to be set-apart for / by the Jewish people and Sunday is to be honored / revered by “the church” as a day of rest – are we not replacing one day with another? Could this be considered a type of replacement theology?

If we believe that the post-flood, healthy, dietary provisions have been done away with (Genesis 6:19-7:3 & 9:3; Leviticus 11) and we are now free to eat that which science has consistently proven to be seriously incompatible (as food) with the human body – could this also be a form of replacement theology?

If we believe the set-apart feasts of Yahweh (Leviticus 23) are no longer to be honored and instead we celebrate and honour the feasts of pagan origins such as Christmas, Easter, Valentines, Birthdays, etc., could this be considered a form of replacement theology too?

If we are commanded to “Fear Yahweh… and swear by His Name” (Duet 6:13 & 10:20), “Praise the Name of Yahweh” (Psalm 113:1 & 135:1), “Bless the Name of Yahweh” (Psalm 103:1 & 104:1), etc., etc., then why do we consistently replace His Name with the LORD? Is this a kind of replacement theology?

While I am on the topic of names… Can you think of one single instance where an internationally known celebrity of the ancient world or even the modern world is translated into a completely different Name altogether? Neither can I. Then please tell me, why is it that it is OK to replace the Name of our Creator, Savior and Master with Jesus – when everyone who ever knew Him – knew Him as Yahoshua (Joshua)? Is this replacement theology?

I could go on and on… however, I think you pretty much get my point.


Ever since the first day of Creation right up to the present our Father in His infinite wisdom has been teaching us His spiritual law from the natural law. In other words, what we observe in the natural universe is often just as applicable in the spiritual realm.

Christians often speak of “adoption”, “citizenry”, being “grafted in” and how they are “the bride of Messiah”.

Question: Can you think of even one loving, fully-functional family who has two sets of rules by which to govern their household? I.e. One set of rules which apply exclusively to their natural-born children and another set of rules for their children of adoption?

Then why o’ why would we believe that our benevolent Heavenly Father has established two sets of rules for His family? I.e. One set of rules for Israel of the “Old Testament” and a completely different set of rules for the “church” of the “New Testament”. What is true in the natural is equally true in the spiritual.

Believe it or not, the Scriptures actually speak repeatedly and directly to this very doctrine.

There shall be one law for the native and for the stranger who sojourns among you.” – Exodus 12:49

You shall have the same rule for the sojourner and for the native, for I am Yahweh Your Elohim.” – Leviticus 24:22

“For the assembly, there shall be one statute for you and for the stranger who sojourns with you, a statute forever throughout your generations. You and the sojourner shall be alike before Yahweh. One law and one rule shall be for you and for the stranger who sojourns with you.” – Numbers 15:15-16

Yahweh Elohim made it perfectly clear that there would only be one set of rules for all the children of Israel – whether natural born or adopted.

Why then does Christianity assert that Yahweh would change His mind in the “New Testament” and create a completely different set of rules for all His newly adopted children? Does this seem fair to you? Does this seem like a good, just and merciful Father to you?

Question: Can you think of even one fully-functional, developed and prospering nation in the entire world over that has two sets of rules? I.e. One set of rules for the natural-born citizens and one for those who have immigrated?

Then why o’ why do we believe that Yahweh has two sets of rules for the citizens of His kingdom? Yahweh forbid!

“But He, knowing their thoughts, said to them, ‘Every kingdom divided against itself is laid waste, and a divided household falls.’” – Luke 11:17

Can you imagine if everyone who ever immigrated to the United States of America resolutely refused to follow the established laws of the land?

Note: Unfortunately, we are presently witnessing the chaotic result(s) of immigrants rejecting the laws of the land as Islamic Shariah law has displaced the local / regional / national laws of governing bodies all throughout Europe.

The Scriptures speak very clearly to the issue of the common citizenry which we now share and are partakers of with the nation of Israel. Wouldn’t it make perfect, logical sense that the rule of common law would be for everyone who belongs to the Kingdom?

“Therefore remember that at one time you Gentiles in the flesh, called “the uncircumcision” by what is called the circumcision, which is made in the flesh by hands remember that you were at that time separated from Messiah, alienated from the commonwealth of Israel and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope and without Elohim in the world. But now in Messiah Yahoshua you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Messiah. For He himself is our peace, who has made us both one and has broken down in His flesh the dividing wall of hostility by abolishing the law of commandments expressed in ordinances, that He might create in Himself one new man in place of the two, so making peace, and might reconcile us both to Elohim in one body through the cross, thereby killing the hostility. And He came and preached peace to you who were far off and peace to those who were near. For through Him we both have access in one Spirit to the Father. So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of Elohim.” – Ephesians 2:11-19

Question: The olive tree is the very specifically identified tree that we have been grafted into according to the Scriptures (Romans 11:13-26). Who is the only nation identified as an olive tree throughout the full counsel of the Scriptures?

Answer: Israel!

Only the nation of Israel is identified as the olive tree anywhere in Scripture!

Yahweh once called you a green olive tree, beautiful with good fruit.’ But with the roar of a great tempest He will set fire to it, and its branches will be consumed. Yahweh of hosts, who planted you, has decreed disaster against you, because of the evil that the house of Israel and the house of Judah have done, provoking Me to anger by making offerings to Baal.” – Jeremiah 11:16-17

O Israel, return unto Yahweh thy Elohim; for thou hast fallen by thine iniquity. Take with you words, and turn to Yahweh: say unto Him, Take away all iniquity, and receive us graciously: so will we render the calves of our lips. Asshur shall not save us; we will not ride upon horses: neither will we say any more to the work of our hands, Ye are our gods: for in Thee the fatherless findeth mercy. I will heal their backsliding, I will love them freely: for Mine anger is turned away from him. I will be as the dew unto Israel: he shall grow as the lily, and cast forth his roots as Lebanon. His branches shall spread, and his beauty shall be as the olive tree, and his smell as Lebanon. – Hosea 14:1-6

Has Israel Been Replaced By The Gentiles?

It was the ten tribes of the divided Northern Kingdom of Yisrael (1Kings 11 & 12) to whom Yahweh said the following…

“And I will sow her unto Me in the earth; and I will have mercy upon her that had not obtained mercy; and I will say to them which were not My people, Thou art My people; and they shall say, Thou art My Elohim.” – Hosea 2:23

The learned Pharisee quoted this exact passage in his letter to the Romans…

As indeed He says in Hosea, “Those who were not My people I will call ‘My people,’ and her who was not beloved I will call ‘beloved.” – Romans 9:25

The apostle Peter also quoted the same passage of Scripture in his letter to the exiles in dispersion…

“Once you were not a people, but now you are Elohim’s people; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.” – 1Peter 2:10

It was the ten tribes of the divided Northern Kingdom of Yisrael (1Kings 11 & 12) to whom Yahweh said the following…

“Yet the number of the children of Israel shall be like the sand of the sea, which cannot be measured or numbered. And in the place where it was said to them, “You are not My people,” it shall be said to them, “Children of the living Elohim.” – Hoshea 1:10

The learned Pharisee quoted this exact same passage in his letter to the Romans…

“And in the very place where it was said to them, ‘You are not My people,’ there they will be called ‘sons of the living Elohim.'” – Romans 9:26

Yahweh said to the children of Israel…

“You shall be to Me a kingdom of priests and a set-apart nation. These are the words that you shall speak to the people of Israel.” – Exodus 19:22

Peter similarly said to the exiles of the dispersion (1Peter 1:1) …

“But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a set-apart nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of Him who hath called you out of darkness into His marvellous light:” – 1Peter 2:9

Through the prophet Moses, Yahweh said to the children of Israel…

“For thou art a set-apart people unto Yahweh thy Elohim, and Yahweh hath chosen thee to be a peculiar people unto Himself, above all the nations that are upon the earth.” – Dueteronomy 14:2

“And Yahweh hath avouched thee this day to be His peculiar people, as He hath promised thee, and that thou shouldest keep all His commandments.” – Dueteronomy 26:18

The Learned Pharisee similarly said to his fellow labourer Titus…

“Who gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto Himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.” – Titus 2:14

Peter similarly said to the exiles in dispersion (1Peter 1:1)…

“But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a set-apart nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of Him who hath called you out of darkness into His marvellous light:” – 1Peter 2:9

Yahweh said to the children of Israel…

“You shall be to Me a kingdom of priests and a set-apart nation. These are the words that you shall speak to the people of Israel.” – Exodus 19:6

Peter similarly said to the exiles in dispersion (1Peter 1:1) …

“But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a set-apart nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of Him who hath called you out of darkness into His marvellous light:” – 1Peter 2:9

What about you? Have you embraced some form of replacement theology? Do you honestly believe that the two most revered Jewish Pharisees (i.e. Yahoshua / Jesus and Shaul / Paul) in human history actually taught something / anything replaced that which was proclaimed as the very Word of Elohim all throughout the “Old Testament”?

No Jewish man or woman in the “New Testament” ever advocated for the Jewish people to stop being Jewish and join a new religion called Christianity. No self-respecting, pious Jew would ever forsake the Torah (i.e. the Truth) – Psalm 119:142!
From the perspective of the Jewish believers who lived in Judea during the first century (A.D. / C.E.), the Christian Jesus and apostle Paul would have been the anti-Messiah and his false prophet – respectively.

History records that more than two million followers of Yahoshua of Nazareth were Jews, as of 70 A.D. / C.E. These are those that the historian Josephus records as fleeing to the mountains of Pella in the fall of 66 A.D. / C.E – as they were obeying the specific instructions of their Master as recorded in Luke 21:20-21. These are those whom historical records proclaim as the Nazoreans. These are those whom followed Yahoshua of Nazareth and were careful to keep all of the law of Moses – as it applied to Israel living in dispersion.

If you are of the mind or heart to know the truth about how Christianity has perverted almost all of the writings of the “New Testament” to make it seem to fit the doctrines of Christendom and replacement theology, then I would like to commend to you the excellent resources available at

“Time Is The Ally Of The Deceit” is available in both book and video format.

“Too Long In The Sun” is another excellent book authored by Richard Rives. is a very popular internationally recognized independent news web-site and they fully endorse and promote Richard Rives and his provocative teachings on a daily basis.

I trust that this communication has blessed you to critically think about what you believe and that you will carefully consider if you have believed any of the abominable lies of replacement theology in any / all of their many and varied deceptive disguises, masks and / or veils.

Sincerely and in Truth,
Robert Arthur McDuffie – Gal.6:14

Encouragement For The Journey

Shalom, shalom my dearest Family and Friends,

“Count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the proving of your belief works endurance. And let endurance have a perfect work, so that you be perfect and complete, lacking in naught. If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of Elohim, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it shall be given to him. But he should ask in belief, not doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind. For that man should not think that he shall receive whatever from the Master – he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.” ~ James 1:2-8

The mature warrior-bride listens and obeys the word of Yah, guards His every word and only does so by the empower of the Spirit, never relying on the arm of the flesh!

I want to encourage every recipient to prayerfully consider the message contained in these two short blogs.  He who has ears to hear, let him hear!

Part 1

Part 2





IN A WORD – YES!    … and NO!!

(Disclaimer – All generalizations, theories and conclusions are the uniquely held perspective of the author and are presented herein for your prayerful consideration… I hope you’ll endure with me till the end and that you will be greatly edified in your faith.)

Please allow me a moment or two and let me explain my seeming contradictory answer…

Yes, I firmly believe that the Hebrew Roots / Messianic movement was / is the work of the Spirit of YHWH in these very last days and was bequeathed to the body of Messiah as a wondrous blessing straight from Heaven’s throne.  However, I also firmly believe that when left as an end unto itself, the Hebrew Roots Movement is 100% heretical and most of its adherents / advocates are somewhat deceived!

I am writing this article with the hopes of conveying three very profound, paradigm-altering ideas to every reader.

1.     1.  The Set-apart Spirit of YHWH has seemingly been diligently working over the last 500 years to completely restore a fully functional Tabernacle on earth, in preparation for the return of the one true Messiah, Yahoshua (Jesus). 

It is my personal belief that the born-again, spirit-filled body of Messiah is the Tabernacle where His Spirit dwells today, as this is what the Scripture teaches. (1Cor. 3:16-17)  It is also my personal belief that the living Tabernacle was complete and fully functional during the first century, from the time of Acts 2 forward. Moreover, just like the first Tabernacle (and later the Temple) suffered great deterioration over the first 530 years, so did the assemblies of the one true faith over the first five centuries A.D.

Note: From the time of the destruction of the first temple, the temple at Yarushalayim was never completely restored as there was no Ark of the Covenant.

2.      2.  Our overall lack of understanding concerning the fullness of the restoration work of the Spirit in these last days has been the primary catalyst for the many thousands of schisms that presently defines the world-wide assemblies of those who adhere to the one true faith of the Scriptures.

3.    3.  The correct understanding of the restoration work of the Spirit will hopefully comfort and encourage all the saints of every sect and denomination.  It is my hope that it will help every believer to make the needed transition for His entire elect bride to be able to work in full cooperation with what the Spirit is doing, in order to prepare us to receive the Groom of Heaven with the honour that He alone deserves.


What exactly is heresy anyways?  I believe that heresy is best defined as the over-emphasis of any one particular truth.  For example: If my nose was 30% larger than average; one might say that I have a heretical nose.  If the size of my nose was greatly disproportionate to the rest of my face, most people would unintentionally focus more on my nose than on any other part of my face.  As a direct result, when we parted company, the majority would remember my nose and probably forget the rest of my facial features.


Since around 2001, I am a born-again, spirit-filled believer in the Messiah of Yisrael who has been on an amazing and miraculous journey, as I sought to prayerfully answer the ageless question, “What is truth?”, from the authority of the full counsel of the Scriptures alone (Genesis – Revelation, per John 8:31-32), and the leading and guiding of the Spirit (John 14:26), with an upright heart (2Thes. 2:10). 


Once I committed to embark upon this perilous journey I was shocked and many times downright appalled by much of what I “discovered” along the way.  I do not believe it to be an understatement at all when I say that much of the history of the church is very dark and foreboding.  The quagmire we grew up referring to as the history of the church is nowhere near as black and white, or straightforward, as we like to pretend it to be.  The more accurate narratives reveal that much of our history and heritage is downright wicked and dare I say – even Satanic?


I am just one of many millions all over the world who have very recently been specifically called out to ask and answer the question, “What is truth?”  Unfortunately, most of us who have answered the call have allowed ourselves to become somewhat embittered and hardened along the way.  When the multitude of lies (which we fully believed to be the truth previously) were exposed (seemingly all at once), and we began to realize that the majority of the faith that we were practicing was born out of ancient traditions of paganism and not from the authority of the Scriptures, we quickly became disillusioned with all of Christendom. 

If not for the tender mercies of YHWH, I would have been swallowed up by my own wicked and deceitful heart a long, long time ago.  Like the overwhelming majority of the saints who have gone before me over the last 500+ years, I was so focused on the revelation before me that I was left completely blinded to the progressive revelation that had already been given to the generation(s) which preceded me.  It is for this very same reason that most of the Messianic movement has become completely heretical.

Without proper historical context, the primary emphasis of each additional movement of the Spirit, left unto itself, also became (will become) heretical.  Sadly, many of their proponents were / are.



325-1500 A.D. ~ THE UNIVERSAL ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH – Salvation by the prescribed works of the church – The one true faith seemingly died.



1525-1530 A.D. ~ THE BIRTH PANGS OF PROTESTANTISM – Justification by favour through faith – Emphasis on salvation – John Wycliffe, Jon Hus, John Calvin and Martin Luther

1765-1770 A.D. ~ Sanctification – Emphasis on personal holiness – George Whitfield, John and Charles Wesley

1885-1890 A.D. ~ Pentecostalism – Emphasis on the power of the indwelling Spirit

1945-1950 A.D. ~ Charismatic Movement – Emphasis on lay-leadership / discipleship

1980-1985 A.D. ~ Renewal Movement – Emphasis on worship, personal and cooperate

1995-2000 A.D. ~ Restoration – Emphasis on returning to the Hebrew roots of the faith

2007-2013 A.D. ~ Purification – Emphasis on preparing the bride for the return of the Heavenly Groom


Whether you agree with my identification of these seven distinct movements or not, I’d like you to carefully / prayerfully consider the following analysis and working thesis.

As a generalization…

Each world-wide movement was preceded by five years of forceful preaching by a small eclectic band – emphasizing that which was revealed by the Spirit before it really took off.

Each subsequent world-wide movement was rejected by the entrenched, seminary educated, professional clergy-man as being mostly false and even of the devil.

E.g. The Universal Roman Catholic Church flatly rejected as heretics those who would soon become known as Lutherans, Presbyterians, etc.  240 years later, many adherents of the established protestant church would then flatly reject as heretics those who would soon become known as Wesleyans, Methodists, etc.

This pattern has continued on with each subsequent movement that has followed. 

As an unintended result…

Each “new” movement was mostly carried forward by lay men with little to no formal education or training.  These men were characterized by their heavy reliance on the Word and the Spirit and thus they preached that which was revealed with tremendous power.

Each “new” movement was revealed in approximately half the time as the movement before it.  E.g. Whereas 240 years elapsed between the first and second movement, only 120 years elapsed between the second and third movements.

Each “new” movement was preferred by those who proclaimed it, to the partial or full exclusion of the movements which had preceded them.  To the heralders of each revealed movement of the Spirit, the “new” was surely better and preferred over the movement(s) before them. E.g. Most of the adherents of the Hebrew roots / Messianic movement no longer actively share their faith with a lost and dying world and could not even tell you the last time they purposely did so.  Seemingly, they have altogether forgotten the altar of justification and what the first all-important movement was all about!  It is for this reason, more than any other, I assert that the movement is mostly heretical.  


A careful examination of the seven world-wide movements of the Spirit seemingly reveals that each one corresponds with the seven implements of the tabernacle.

Directly behind the first veil of the tabernacle (which was idiomatically known as “The Way”) we will “discover”…

The Bronze Altar – Justification

The Brazen Laver – Sanctification

Directly behind the second veil of the tabernacle (which was idiomatically known as “The Truth”) we will “discover”…

The Seven Branched Menorah – Pentecostal Movement

The Table of Shew Bread – Charismatic Movement

The Altar of Incense – Renewal Movement

The Hand-held Censer – Restoration Movement

Note: The hand-held censer was only implemented on the Day of Atonement 

Directly behind the third veil of the tabernacle (which was idiomatically known as “The Life”) we will “discover”…   

The Ark of the Covenant – Purification Movement


If my analysis and working thesis of the seven movements of the Set-apart Spirit are proven correct, then I would like to propose the following, as a meaningful word of encouragement to the world-wide body and bride of the Messiah.

Yahoshua haMashiach, who is the same yesterday, today and forever, is coming very soon.  He is coming to receive His pure, spotless virgin bride and bring her into the wedding chamber which He has prepared for her. (John 14:2-3)

In a type and shadow picture, the high priest of Yisrael (which I personally believe represents the royal-priesthood of believers in this working thesis) enters into the most set-apart place on one exclusive day of the year – Yom Kippur (The Day of Atonement).  On this one particular day only, the high-priest of Yisrael is invited to come behind the “life” veil and experience a “face to face”, intimate encounter with the living Elohim of Heaven and Earth.

In order for the high-priest to enter into the “wedding chamber”, he must first take off all of his royal priestly attire and strip down to his linen shirt and breeches and nothing else.  Like a timid virgin bride wearing delicate lingerie on her honey-moon, the barefoot high-priest enters into the one place that no else in all of Yisrael was able to enter into.

It is my personal belief that the primary work of the Spirit of YHWH during these last few years, before the Messiah returns, is the purification of the bride.  This movement will be characterized by YHWH stripping away EVERYTHING from the elect-bride of His favour – that is not worthy of Him.  Just like the high-priest of Yisrael, it is His preference that we surrender everything to Him willingly and freely.

However, if we are the elect bride of His favour and we do not surrender all freely to Him, by the unction of His Spirit, then we better best believe that He will take away from us whatever it is that we are holding onto.  While the primary emphasis of the last movement of the Spirit is the purification of the mature-warrior bride of His desire, His intent from the beginning was that we would build Him a sanctuary. 

Are you presently going through a season of purification / fiery trials?  Does it seem as though just about everything is being taken away from you?  Have you recently felt that the only person in the pages of the Scriptures you could possibly relate to is Job?  Yes?!!  Then… REJOICE! REJOICE!  It very well could be that you are being purified from every desire of your flesh and every offering of this world, so that your only remaining all-consuming desire will be to enter into His presence at the time He returns for His bride.


Is there anything at all that presently has your heart and affection(s) that you know YHWH Elohim is calling you to surrender completely to Him?  It is YHWH’s desire that you would freely give up anything / everything that would keep you from being 100% unashamed at His appearing.  It is my prayer that you would do so today!

“Look out, brothers, lest there be in any of you a wicked heart of unbelief in falling away from the living Elohim, but encourage one another daily, while it is called “Today,” lest any of you be hardened by the deceivableness of sin.  For we have become partakers of Messiah if we hold fast the beginning of our trust firm to the end, while it is said, “Today, if you hear His voice, do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion.” ~ Hebrews 3:12-15   

Your servant and His,

Robert Arthur McDuffie ~ Gal. 6:14



 For your edification, here is the same teaching in video format.  Please note that the original presentation was recorded while we were ministering on the mission field of South Africa.  While the invitation to come to South Africa for a boot camp is not currently offered, we do openly accept invitations to travel to your area and present the boot camp teachings in your area.










Note: Much gratitude of heart to Dr Gerrit Nel, founder of Hebrew People, for the powerful insights he shared on the seven moves of the Spirit in relation to the Tabernacle in the wilderness.  The insights he shared at NG Kerk at Florida, South Africa, in early 2013, served as the foundation for this paper.

Mandela’s Funeral & The scandal of The Deaf Interpreter

Just a thought… And it is a VERY, VERY disturbing one at that… The “phony” interpreter for the deaf claims to have seen messengers sent from Heaven that descended from on high, who came to observe Mandela’s funeral, and that is the reason he was not able to interpret anything that was being said. He also claims that he was fearful out of his mind and therefore was not able to communicate intelligibly as a result.

The first, natural tendency is to think that this suggestion seems rather laughable and completely implausible. It is also tempting to think that the placement of this “fake” interpreter, “with an unknown history of severe mental disorder” (hint, hint, wink, wink) is simply the typical incompetence we have all learned to expect from the South African government.

However, YHWH is the one true Sovereign who reigns upon the throne and I would like to suggest that perhaps He actually did send His messengers to Mandela’s funeral and that the man is telling the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth – 100%.

Why do you think that YHWH would do this?

Well, consider for a moment… when He sent messengers to Babel – it was to witness / confirm that they were guilty of trying to overthrow His sovereignty and then to bring three distinct judgments upon the people. I.e. Confusion, the sword and severe mental impairment. (According to the combined accounts given in the Scriptures and the book of Jasher – which I do not claim to be the inspired Word of Yah.) YHWH also sent messengers to the cities of Sodom and Gomarah to confirm / witness that they were in total rebellion against Him and lawless in every way and then to bring judgment upon their depravity. (Genesis 18 & 19)

Could it be… that YHWH sent messengers (maybe the seventy watcher’s of the nations referred to in Daniel) to Mandela’s funeral to witness / confirm that all of the leaders of the world would recognize and honour (with great adulation) a corrupt, torah-less and wicked man and not give any of the esteem, honour and praise to the one true and living Elohim of the Scriptures (to whom it all belongs), Who alone has preserved the people of the land of South Africa (and the world – I might add) and kept them for these twenty years and six millennium besides?!

Yahweh has spoken through many of His servants the prophets that a time of very great trouble is presently at the door of South Africa and the entire world too. Several of them have stated that unprecedented trouble would commence with Mandela’s death. (Myself included)

I personally believe that the message of this very strange event is two-fold.

First ~ Their words were many and great, but they said absolutely nothing of any meaning, weight or value in the eyes of YHWH!

Second ~ The messengers have come and they have witnessed / confirmed that all the nations of the world have rejected the one true Messiah, Judge and King of the world and have instead given all the honour, praise and esteem to a mere mortal of whom no such honour was ever deserving.

The time of Ya’acob’s trouble is here! It is even at the door! I wish we’d all been ready… but alas it was not meant to be.

Shalom, shalom, Your servant and His, R

Ps ~ Oddly enough, the only reason the whole world knows about the presence of the messengers is because of the international scandal caused by the “phony” interpreter. Otherwise we would never have even known about it. Yah is truly Sovereign over all the affairs and dealings of men!


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