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     August: (Elul 6th month) Month of                     the way by which you went. Return, O virgin of
                Repentance                                 Israel, Return to these your cities.

In the Hebrew calendar, Elul is the sixth month and                       Repentance and Selichot
falls on our calendar in August. Six is preparation day
for the Sabbath Rest – a day of man and the double         This ritual for the new moon of Elul incorporates the
blessing of manna. Nisan, the month of Passover, is        practice of blowing the Shofar (ram’s horn) during
the first month and Elul is the sixth month of “prepa-     Elul. The blowing Shofar is a wake-up call to sleep-
ration” for the high holy days in the seventh month of     ers, designed to rouse us from our complacency. It is
Tishri. This 6th month is placed between the two           a call to repentance. As the month of Elul draws to a
great sins past and the coming judgment future. The        close, the mood of repentance becomes more urgent.
6th month Elul follows the Golden Calf incident            Prayers for forgiveness called Selichot are added to
(Idolatry) in 4th month of Tammuz and the 12 Spies         religious services. The entire community, including
evil report in the 5th month of Av. (Faithless Unbe-       men, women and older children, attend the first
lief) The future Trumpets and Atonement follow in          Selichot service, and the rabbi gives a sermon.
7th month of Tishri when judgment comes.
                                                       A fundamental part of the Selichot service is the
One derivation of the word “Elul” means “search” or recitation of the “Thirteen Attributes,” a list of
“inspect”, alluding to the nature of our task during   God’s thirteen attributes of mercy that were revealed
this month. Another rabbinical interpretation of       to Moses after the sin of the golden calf (Ex 34:6–7):
“Elul”: “Elul” means “returned with,” specifically     Lord [1], The Lord [2], God [3], merciful [4], and
with those Jews who returned to Israel after the 70-   gracious [5], long-suffering [6], abundant in goodness
year Exile in Babylonia/Repentance. It is this mean-   [7] and truth [8], keeping mercy unto the thousandth
ing that ties to the Temple rebuilding of the month of generation [9], forgiving iniquity [10] and transgres-
Elul, as well as Gods commands to Haggai during the sion [11] and sin [12], who cleanses [13].
month of Elul.
                                                       Occurrences of the A-L-V-L (Elul) in Scripture
This month Elul, whose constellation is the Maiden,
commonly called Virgo, is set aside for Repentance or      The letters are Aleph — Lamed –Vav– Lamed Occur
spiritual return. Rebecca is the first one called in       4x as acrostics and 1x as a named month. What
scripture as a “Betulah” a virgin — whom no man            starts out as a lesson in Repentance in Torah ends
had known. In Genesis 24:16. The First mention in          with union and restoration with the King in Song
scripture of anything defines its use and meaning.         of Songs.
This first mention of a future bride of Isaac, a type of
Messiah, holds huge significance for the church            Repentance/deliverance from sin nature
today. Our theology was written in Genesis and the
Gentile bride of the Messiah was no mystery.          1) Deut 30:6 And the LORD thy God will circum-
                                                      cise thy heart, and the heart of thy seed, to love the
The scripture that the sages related to the Maiden is LORD thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy
“…Return, O Maiden of Israel, return to these cities soul, that thou mayest live. Those 4 words start with
of yours!” (Jeremiah 31:20) The call to the virgin is E-L-U-L and the context is of a time after God drove
Go back – the road markers will point out where she Israel into the nations. A new nature is promised them
left the path and guide her back to her beloved. Jer  and we are partakers through Yeshua of that promise
31 v 21 Set up for yourself road marks, Place for     when we are given a new heart. He did not come to
yourself guideposts; Direct your mind to the highway, make bad men good but make dead men live.
                                                           Repentance/deliverance for unintentional sin
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2) Ex 21:13 And if a man lie not in wait, but God          The King is in His field — The month is described
deliver him into his hand; then I will appoint thee a      as preparation for the divine coronation on the Feast
place whither he shall flee. E-L-U-L spelt again.          of Trumpets: It is like a king who, before he enters
(A reference to the cities of refuge established for the   the city, the people of the city go out to greet him in
unintentional man slaughterer – forgiveness for unin-      the field. There, everyone who so desires is permitted
tentional sin. The Cities of refuge are an escape of the   to meet him; he receives them all with a cheerful
coming wrath and judgment, so repentance is an             countenance and shows a smiling face to them all.
escape of judgment. “Father forgive them for they          And when he goes to the city, they follow him there.
know not what they do” ….are the words that trans-         Later, however, after he enters his royal palace,
form the murder of our Savior into manslaughter. So        none can enter into his presence except by
we have the opportunity to repent and flee to Him our      appointment, and only special people and select indi-
City of refuge, for He is our refuge. Soon He is to        viduals. So, too, by analogy, the month of Elul is
return as the Avenger of blood.                            when we meet God in the field.

Reconciliation between an errant Bride and the King        Also, during Elul, Psalm 27 is recited after prayers in
of the Harvest                                             the synagogue. “A psalm of David — the Lord is my
                                                           light and my salvation… for he will hide me in his
3) The name of the month (spelled ELUL = Alef              tent.” ((During up the coming judgment)) By
Lamed Vav Lamed) is said to be an acronym of “Ani          implication we need to have already found light and
l’dodi v’dodi li,” “I am my Beloved’s and my               salvation to be hidden in His tent during judgment.
Beloved is mine,” a quote from Song of Songs 6:3.
In Aramaic (the vernacular of the Jewish people at the     4) Then Moses and the Israelites sang this song to the
time that the month names were adopted), the word          Lord. They said: I will sing = E L UL in the Hebrew.
“Elul” means “search,” which is appropriate, because       (Exodus 15:1) Purpose for Israel’s deliverance was
this is a time of year we should seek Him, while He        to worship God! (Ex. 7:16; 8:1; 8:20; 9:1; 9:13) So
may be found.                                              after the Baptism//Repentance of Israel into the sea
                                                           and coming out of and the separation from Egypt (the
The whole book of the Song of Songs is about the           world) they broke out in song and worship.
King in the field//harvest and a sleepy bride who
needs to repent and come to work with Him in a sum-        Dates of Elul in Scripture
mer harvest.. This is the month that the “King is in
His field” and can be approached before He is on His       Start of Temple Re-building and the Finishing the
throne and court is in session. For too soon comes the     Wall that set apart Jerusalem
fall judgments – The harvest is past, the summer is
ended, and we are not saved. Jer.8v20. Notice the          Haggai 1v 14 And the Lord stirred up the spirit of
summer is the grain harvest and in the fall God will       Zerubbabel, governor of Judah, and the spirit of
turn His attention to Israel, that vineyard and the fig    Yeshua the son of Jehozadak, the high priest, and the
tree which He planted.                                     spirit of all the remnant of the people; and they
                                                           came and worked at the house of Jehovah of hosts,
This is the time when the Eternal King leaves the          their God, (15) In the four and twentieth day of the
heavenly throne and descends to inspect this world.        sixth month, (ELUL) in the second year of Darius
This is the period when we are closest to God, and         the king. Temple rebuilding started in Elul.
God is most receptive to our prayers. We look to the
words of the prophet Isaiah, who said, “Seek God           That same worship echoed in Jerusalem after the
when He is at hand; Call upon Him when He is               sanctification and the setting apart of Jerusalem was
near” (Is 55:6).                                           completed in the month of Elul. As we read in
                                                           Nehemiah, “The wall was completed on the twenty-
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fifth of Elul (sixth month) after fifty-two days. It     started a worldwide revival that influenced the
happened that when all our enemies heard this, and all   Wesley’s. The revival spilled on the shores of the
the nations around us saw, they fell greatly in their    USA in 1730 under the preaching of Whitefield and
own eyes, for they realized that this work was           Edwards. This swept the North East of the USA.
accomplished by our G-d.” (Nehemiah 6:15–16)
                                                         70 years went by….
It was a time of desiring truth (8:1) Ne 8:1 And all
the people gathered themselves together as one man       August 1831 – Second Great Awakening (1830’s
into the broad place that was before the water gate;     and 1850’s) Church membership in 1800 Kentucky
and they spake unto Ezra the scribe to bring the book    was only five percent of the population and on the
of the law of Moses.                                     frontier; immoral activities appeared nearly as ram-
                                                         pant as they do today. Ministers of the day lamented
It was a time of separation (9:2) Ne 9:2 And the         the profaning of the Sabbath, prevalence of vulgarity
seed of Israel separated themselves from all foreign-    in speech and action, rampant fraud, drunkenness,
ers, and stood and confessed their sins, and the iniqui- gambling, lewdness, and an overall disinterest in spir-
ties of their fathers                                    itual matters. Travelers began arriving on Friday,
                                                         August 6, 1801 amidst a downpour of rain. About
It was a time of true worship (9:3) Ne 9:3 And they 12,000 persons, 125 wagons, 8 carriages, 900 com-
stood up in their place, and read in the book of the     municants. Patterson writes, “suppose so large a
law of Jehovah their God a fourth part of the day; and congregation assembled in the woods, ministers
another fourth part they confessed, and worshiped        preaching day and night; the camp illuminated with
Jehovah their God.                                       candles, on trees, at wagons, and at the tents…..
                                                         August 1801 — Cane Ridge Revival that transformed
Those are the reforms that will come to the people       the frontier and created what we call the Bible Belt.
called “Christian” who are by His name according to Between 1800 and 1803, the Kentucky Baptists
His purpose.                                             gained nearly 10,000 new members while the
                                                         Methodists reached more than 6,000 in just two years.
There is a month of E.L.U.L still coming — one last This swept the South and West of the USA. (Hint.…
Great Revival – for the first fruits. A people recon-    the NW has not yet been touched by historical
ciled to their God called to fellowship and to again     revival)
sing a song of Moses. The king is still in the field but
a short time.                                            210 (3x70) years went by …

So let us look if we can see any Repentance and          Now it has been another 210 years…… since the 2nd
Revivals marking the Month of Elul in history.           Great Awakening (3x70) ….or 490 (7x70) years since
                                                         Luther to 2010. The 1st Great Awakening prepared a
Luther nailed his 95 thesis to Wittenberg in 1517 and    nation for the Revolutionary war the 2nd Great Awak-
in 1520 published “The Babylonian Captivity of the       ening prepared us for the Civil War…..There is one
Church” which forever split him from Rome.               more Great move of God left to prepare a remnant for
                                                         the future numbers of our dead.
210 (3 x 70) years went by…
                                                         So the design looks like this:
          th
August 13 1727 Moravians and by 1730 in the
USA — The one I discussed in detail two months ago    • (A) 1520 – Luther – Babylonian captivity of
under UNITY is the Moravian Revival which started         the church…
the First Great Awakening (1730’s and 1740’s) .
The Holy Spirit filled a prayer meeting of 300 and 210 years
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   •   (b)1730 – 1st Great Awakening                    foundation of the old but work was stopped after
                                                        two years.
70 Years
                                                        It was another August, another month of Elul, that the
                    nd
   •   (b)1800 — 2 Great Awakening                      word of the Lord came to Haggai. It is time to finish
                                                        the house. It is time to restore all things. We need to
210 years                                               look past the changes of Constantine in 325. A.D. and
                                                        restore the faith taught and practiced by the Apostles
   •   (A) 2010 It has been 490 (70x7) years since      with only “Solo Scriptura” for our guide.
       Luther. Time to restore all things.
                                                        Haggai 1v 2 — These are the words of the Lord of
                 A-b-b-A Design                         armies: This people say, the time has not come for
                                                        building the Lord’s house.
Worldwide Move of God was followed by two minor
moves and now a Worldwide Move is due….                 Let us not be “This people” but may He call us “My
                                                        People”… Let us return to the Lord with the prayers
It has been 490 years since Luther wrote The Baby-      of Ps 27 and Ps 51 during the month of August (Elul)
lonian Captivity of the Church. Like an Ezra who
took 49,700 out of Babylon, Luther led a remnant out    Ps 27:4 One thing I have desired of the LORD, That
of Rome. He planted an altar of Grace, and “Saved by    will I seek: That I may dwell in the house of the
Faith” in the Sacrifice of Yeshua as the only altar,    LORD All the days of my life, to behold the beauty of
with baptism and communion our only sacraments.         the LORD, and to inquire in His temple.

Luther was anti-Semitic so we inherited his flaws:      David said I live in Cedar and God dwells in a tent.
                                                        His heart was right. Do you live 24 hours a day for
1) Replacement Theology (Church replaces Israel)        you and God gets 10 minutes of sleepy prayer time?
denies Romans 9–11. This leads to bad Eschatol-
ogy for Yeshua never fulfills the promises made to God has judged our McMansions and all the work of
Abraham and never sits on David’s throne and His our hands and found them wanting…..
Kingdom is never established on this earth. Rome
is left to rule the earth.                             Hag 1:9 You looked for much, and, lo, it came too lit-
                                                       tle; and when ye brought it home, I did blow upon it.
2) Use and validity of Law as done away with.          Why? Saith the LORD of hosts. Because of mine
Leads to Anti-Nomianism.                               house that is waste, and ye run every man unto his
                                                       own house. And by my order no rain came on the
3) Sabbath and the Holy Days of God are still a        land or on the mountains or the grain or the wine or
mystery to the Reformed church at large.               the oil or the produce of the earth or on men or cattle
                                                       or on any work of man’s hands…
The Reformation cried “Solo Scriptura” but Rome
laughs as we continue to observe changes they made. It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of an angry
Our obedience to their changes of scripture is proof   God.
we acknowledge their authority to change scripture
and the clear teachings of God. The altar Luther built The bride needs to make herself ready. Yeshua is a
has stood now 490 years as an incomplete work. As      city of refuge all of us who through sin have His
in Ezra’s day the altar stood alone. It was built on a blood on our hands. God bless you in this most
                                                       solemn month as we prepare for our soon coming
                                                       King. Seek Him now for He is in the field.
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