Boqer Or (Good Morning Light)!

Shalom Friends and Warriors,

This is an early morning reconnaissance report concerning the times and seasons we are in and how we all need to rush to the assistance of the nation of Israel in this late hour. Though Israel and its IDF make up the most powerful army in that theatre of the Middle East right now…they are still totally dependent on Divine intervention from Heaven to survive and thrive as was prophesied by the ancient Hebrew prophets of the 8th and 7th century BC. And this is exactly where you and I come into our destiny…and it has to do with the God given ability to stand in the gap and defeat the enemy in tactical warfare by the current prevailing winds of the Holy Spirit known as the Justice of God (see Is. 59:14-60:3).

In this season of God’s justice, we are now noticing the true 5 fold ministry gifts (Eph. 4 and Ps.68) being raised up and separated from the Kingship monarchy pattern of harlotry leadership (Hosea 8:4 and 9:15). And these ministry gifts that are the only ones approved by God are known as the “Judges” or military prophetic champions and deliverers who work in direct sync with The Lord Jesus and not the hierarchy of man-made leadership. Great signs and wonders that effect whole regions and nations occur when these ministry gifts (i.e. judges) are released from the control and fear of man and launch out into their divine destiny for war (The Desert Shepherd Warriors)!

However, before many can come to the aid of the nation of Israel in this late hour there must be some final “refinement” from the thorns of our modern culture that have been allowed to grow in God’s hydroponic garden for war (i.e. us). Let’s be briefed and challenged by this very ancient yet relevant utterance from the 7th Century BC prophet Jeremiah.

“For thus says the Lord to the men of Judah and Jerusalem, break up your fallow ground and do not sow among the thorns. Circumcise yourselves to the Lord and remove the foreskins of your heart, men of Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem. Lest my wrath go forth like fire and burn with none to quench it, because of the evil of your deeds. Declare in Judah and proclaim in Jerusalem, and say, ‘Blow the trumpet in the land; cry aloud and say, assemble yourselves and let us go into the fortified cities.’” (Jer. 4:3-5 NASB)

Is this text just an old saying (i.e. OT) as some would express, and thus not relevant to the current fad of the “Apostolic/Prophetic” movement of those who only believe that NT prophesy is for edification and comfort? Let us therefore dig deeper and examine the context…

  1. The backdrop of this prophetic utterance is during the time that Jeremiah is warning God’s people that Judah is going to be invaded and destroyed from an army coming down from the North. (This is exactly what is happening today with Iran and its evil proxies of Syria, Hezbollah, and Hamas).
  2. In Chapter 3, Jeremiah has been pleading with the people to return and Abba will heal their backsliding with some of the most prolific Hebrew words ever seen in the OT prophetic writings! (Our modern Western culture has been also graced with an abundance of teachings and deep waves of Abba’s love and renewal. Yet, apostasy and Christian divorce is still at an all time high!)
  3. Jeremiah pleads with the men to break up their fallow ground or as is better seen in the literal Hebrew, “Plow for yourselves plowed ground”. (This phrase is an indictment to those of us that think we have repented and are in right communion with God better now put the plow blade back into our hearts once again!)
  4. Jeremiah also says to not sow among the thorns! What is this? (This is exactly the parable that the Jesus The Commander and Chief said was the way to understand all the mysteries of the Kingdom of God…if you understand the parable of the sower! Read now Matthew 13!)
  5. Thorns represent those who hear the Word but the worries of this age and the deceitfulness of wanting to become rich…choke the Word not just the person! (This is the dead and unusable foreskin that develops over believer’s hearts that must be circumcised. And if you look up the references of Matthew 13 to Isaiah 6 you will notice that it is this process which brings about a hardening of the conscience; blindness of the eyes; dullness of the ears; and thus inability to believe the new thing God is doing!)
  6. This thorny lifestyle is what brings the judgment of God on His people and is precipitated by the sounding of the Trumpet (i.e. shofar) as the final warning…. (Have you noticed not only how many believers have been buying shofarot the last decade, but have you also noticed how many ministers do not understand what they represent and some are even hostile and criticize their usage in their services! They have become so hardened and choked by the thorns they do not even want to listen to the final warnings of God in His mercy to them!)
  7. And when this process is nearing its end then the tornado type winds of judgment are released…. (Notice Jer. 4:11-13 is the signal of the changing of the winnowing winds of the threshing floor to cleanse…to the strong and devastating winds of the tornado’s. See also Nahum 1 and then our media page for the Tornado vision teaching.)

So how can you and I help Israel in this late hour against the Prince of Persia (i.e. Iran) and forces of evil that want to destroy her off the face of the earth? Plow up the fallow ground in your hearts once again! Remove the dullness of hearing by circumcising your hearts! And the best way to do this is to remove and flee the cares of this life, entertainment, the pursuit of riches, and the life of ease! Then you will be vessels fit and prepared for the Master’s use in this end time battle for Israel’s salvation! Those who take head to the sound of the shofar in this hour will have the awesome privilege of seeing Israel’s salvation! It is going to be glorious (read Romans 11)!!!!

This is the simple yet profound briefing this morning and may The Lord of the Armies of Heaven bless you in these very serious heart endeavors!!!

In His Service for Your Faith,

Scott & Dalit Holtz