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The Valley of Achor for a Door of Hope

"Turn you to the strong hold, ye prisoners of hope: even to day do I


declare that I will render double unto thee." Zechariah 9:12
Have you ever felt that the burdens you carry are too heavy for you to bear? That
Yahshua was not hearing your prayers or responding to your petitions? That you
were just overwhelmed or alone in your situation? Such things caused me to seek
Yahshua for a renewal of His hope in me and a better understanding of how to hold
on to it.
The Scriptures are full of references to Yahshua's love, His longsuffering, and His
mercy; where His arm is outstretched to save. The Book of Hosea is one example of
this. The word "Hosea" literally means salvation.
Yahshua had instructed the prophet Hosea to marry a harlot so that he would
understand first-hand how Yahshua felt about Israel's idolatry. He could have just
given Hosea the words to proclaim, but Yahshua is more practical than that. He
often places us in tough situations to give us a personal testimony that can
transform his words from being mere recitations to being spoken from the heart by
the power of His Spirit. It is the difference between talking about how Yahshua
whom you believe can do anything versus telling about how Yahshua whom you
know has brought you through everything. If we never have a time of testing, then
we will never have a testimony or a personal revelation of Yahshua's delivering
power of which to speak. This is how we grow from faith to faith, as we go on to
walk with Yahshua and see His deliverance in various aspects of our lives.
Although an unfaithful wife must have been a painful burden to carry, this is what
Yahshua did with Hosea. As a result, the Book of Hosea tells the beauty of how the
love of Yahshua can take an idolatrous harlot and make of her a pure Bride. In
speaking of the blessings Yahshua would bestow on Israel when she turned back to
Him, Hosea says in part:
"And I will give her her vineyards from thence, and the valley of Achor for a door of
hope: and she shall sing there, as in the days of her youth, and as in the day when
she came up out of the land of Egypt. And it shall be at that day, saith the LORD,
that thou shalt call me Ishi; and shalt call me no more Baali." Hosea 2:15-16
Sometimes, you read things in Scripture that just make you go, "Huh?" This was
one such passage for me. It sounds like such a beautiful promise, yet as I looked
more closely, it presented some questions. Why is the valley of Achor a "door of
hope"?
The definition of Achor (`Akowr) : trouble, disturbance; the valley of trouble where
Achan and his family were stoned.
The valley of Achor was a large, fruitful and pleasant valley near Jericho, on the very
entrance into the land of Canaan.

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The first time we hear of it in Scripture is not a happy time. Yahshua was giving the
city of Jericho into the hands of Israel, but had instructed them not to take of the
accursed things in the city. Yet Achan (which means troubler in Hebrew) did just
that and brought a curse upon all of Israel. When found out, Yahshua led Joshua to
do the following:
"And Joshua, and all Israel with him, took Achan the son of Zerah, and the silver,
and the garment, and the wedge of gold, and his sons, and his daughters, and his
oxen, and his asses, and his sheep, and his tent, and all that he had: and they
brought them unto the valley of Achor.
And Joshua said, Why hast thou troubled us? The LORD shall trouble thee this day.
And all Israel stoned him with stones, and burned them with fire, after they had
stoned them with stones. And they raised over him a great heap of stones unto this
day. So the LORD turned from the fierceness of his anger. Wherefore the name of
that place was called, The valley of Achor, unto this day." Joshua 7:24- 26
And so I asked the Lord, "Why is this valley "a door of hope"? Where is the hope in
this? Why is this the door through which we must enter to receive Yahshua's
blessings?"
"Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man
love the world, the love of the Father is not in him." I John 2:15
The valley of Achor is associated with Israel's release from the world: both their
captivity to it (outward bondage of Egypt in Hosea 2) and their love for the things in
it (inward bondage of Achan in Joshua 7). The valley of Achor represents our
deliverance. It is the "door of hope" that we - like - can overcome the world and all
that is in it, so that we may enter into the promises of the Father!
"Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold,
but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber. But he that
entereth in by the door is the shepherd of the sheep. To him the porter openeth;
and the sheep hear his voice: and he calleth his own sheep by name, and leadeth
them out...Then said Yahshua Meshiach unto them again, Verily, verily, I say unto
you, I am the door of the sheep. All that ever came before me are thieves and
robbers: but the sheep did not hear them. I am the door: by me if any man enter in,
he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture." John 10:1-3, 7-9
Yahshua Meshiach is the door; He is leading us out...out from the bondage of the
world. He is our hope in that He is our Deliverer (Hebrews 6:17-20; I Timothy 1:1).
He is the means by which we are freed from enslavement to the world, and thereby
from the Yahshua who rules it (II Corinthians 4:4).

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"These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world
ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world." John
16:33
Just as Israel went through this valley before they could enter into the Promised
Land, so must we experience this deliverance in order to walk in the new covenant
promises of Yahshua: a resurrected life.
As Hosea says above, the valley of Achor is the door of hope through which we
know Yahshua, not only as our Lord (Baali), but as our Husband (Ishi). Just as in a
marriage relationship, we are brought into intimate communion with Him as His
Bride and become one with Him. Such is our hope; it is not of this world and neither
can it be taken away by this world.
Hope (tiqvah): a cord; a hope or expectation
"For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts
of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end [hope]." Jeremiah
29:11
We may have circled in the Wilderness of Sin for what seemed like an eternity as
Yahshua dealt with our idolatry and taught our hands to war, but there comes a time
when we have been prepared to enter into the promises. There comes a time when
we come through the Valley of Achor as we are crucified to the world - and it to us leaving behind the dead body of the old man (the troubler), so that we can truly
move on in the promise of the power of new life in . This is the beauty of the cross
(of which the valley of Achor is a type).
When Yahshua was hung on the tree all that is written was part of our Father's plan
for us to witness in the Holy Scriptures. When we yield our lives to the Father's
hands, we also have this comfort. We can know that - no matter what we go
through our Father is working out His plan for our deliverance and for our good!
"Then he said unto me, Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel:
behold, they say, Our bones are dried, and our hope is lost: we are cut off for our
parts. Therefore prophesy and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord YAHSHUA; Behold,
O my people, I will open your graves, and cause you to come up out of your graves,
and bring you into the land of Israel." Ezekiel 37:11-12
The death of the cross may seem like agony, it may feel like Yahshua has forsaken
us...but He has not. Don't focus on what you are going through but where Yahshua
is taking you. It is even the joy of what lay ahead after the cross which gave
Yahshua Meshiach the strength to endure it, and that same hope will also give us
strength (Hebrews 12:2). Yahshua Meshiach has come to set the captives free and
whom the Son sets free is free indeed. Yahshua is a Deliverer, and He is delivering

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us! He is bringing us into His promises of new life, which requires the death of the
old Adamic nature.
Sometimes it may feel as if you are hanging by a thread - but then again,
sometimes that thread is all you need; for a three-fold cord is not easily broken
(Ecclesiastes 4:12b). It is this same cord, this same hope, which saved the harlot
Rahab and her family.
In preparing to take the city of Jericho, Israel sent a few men to spy out the land.
They were taken in and given shelter by the harlot Rahab, who also helped them to
escape their pursuers from Jericho. In return, the men promised to save her and her
family if she obeyed their instructions:

"Behold, when we come into the land, thou shalt bind this line of scarlet
thread in the window which thou didst let us down by: and thou shalt
bring thy father, and thy mother, and thy brethren, and all thy father's
household, home unto thee... Joshua 2:18
And she said, According unto your words, so be it. And she sent them away, and
they departed: and she bound the scarlet line in the window...
And Joshua saved Rahab the harlot alive, and her father's household, and
all that she had; and she dwelleth in Israel even unto this day; because
she hid the messengers, which Joshua sent to spy out Jericho." Joshua 6:25
The word "line" in the above text is the same as the word translated "hope" in
Hosea describing the Valley of Achor. We are saved by hope (Romans 8:24)!
Rahab's hope allowed her to be transformed from a harlot to a woman of faith, even
becoming one of the ancestors of Yahshua Meshiach (Matthew 1:5). As we saw in
Hosea, Yahshua's love is able to transform even those with the heart of a harlot into
pure brides for . There is a journey that Yahshua is taking every ian through;
molding us into a Bride without spot or blemish. This is the power of Yahshua's
salvation.
Hold on to the promise...hold on to the hope...hold on to the blood-stained, threefold cord which is an anchor to our souls and binds us to , making us His own. The
valley of Achor is a door of hope for it is the path to our deliverance.
"I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the LORD in the land of
the living. Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine
heart: wait, I say, on the LORD." Psalms 27:13-14

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"Neither will I be with you any more, except ye destroy the accursed thing
from among you."
Joshua 7:12
Back to "Listening to Yahshua's Lessons"
Do you know what happened in the Valley of Achor? It's a sad story in the Bible. The
Israelites had just made it to Yahshua's promised land. They had just won a glorious
victory at Jericho. They were fearless against their enemies ... until they went to
battle the people of Ai. The Israelites were so confident that they were going to
easily defeat Ai, they decided not to send their whole army, but only about three
thousand men. But, when the Israelites reached Ai, they fled from before their
enemies because Yahshua was not with them any more.
What happened? I thought Yahshua would never leave His people. I thought Yahshua
was going to subdue kingdoms for His people. What the Israelites didn't know was
that there was sin in the camp.
There was this man, Achan, of the Tribe of Judah, who had seen a beautiful
Babylonian garment, two hundred shekels of silver and a wedge of gold. Not only
did he see these spoils of war after defeating Jericho, but it says that he "coveted"
them (Joshua 7:21). But, the sin didn't stop there. He entertained that sin and
allowed it to grow. He not only coveted these "accursed" items, but he took them.
But, he was savvy enough not to parade these items to all his Israelite friends. He
took them and buried them under the earth in the middle of his tent. He knew what
he did wasn't right. But, you have to wonder how much enjoyment he found in
those beautiful items buried in dirt, always fearful that someone might find out.
What a life, huh? Sort of like sin today, it looks like it will be fun, but, the wages of
sin is death (Romans 6:23).
But, because of this one man's sin, Israel fell before the people of Ai, the city that
they were supposed to easily defeat. After the embarrassing defeat, Joshua and the
elders fell upon their faces and sought Yahshua all day (how often do we today
prostrate ourselves before Yahshua all day until we hear from Him?). And Yahshua
said, "Wherefore liest thou thus upon thy face? Israel hath sinned, and they have
also transgressed my covenant which I commanded them: for they have even taken
of the accursed thing, and have also stolen, and dissembled also, and they have put
it even among their own stuff. ... thou canst not stand before thine enemies until ye
take away the accursed thing from among you." (Joshua 7:10-11, 13)
You should read the whole story in chapter 7 of Joshua. One by one, the tribes and
families of Israel were brought before the Lord. Achan did not confess his sin until he
was pinpointed by Yahshua. Then, he finally confessed what he had done.
Unfortunately, it was too late. By the commandment of Yahshua, Achan, his whole
family and everything he owned was stoned and burned by the Israelites in the
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the sinner. In Achan's case, he hurt all the Israelites and destroyed his whole family
and himself.
This seems very gruesome to us today. In the days of Moses and Joshua, the people
were living under commandments and judgement. Today, because of our Lord
Yahshua, we are living under the grace of Yahshua. We don't face punishments of
that sort. But, these stories are still important examples for the church today. "Now
all these things happened unto them for examples: and they are written for our
admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come." (1 Corinthians 10:11)
How does this affect us today? Are we going to steal some gold, silver or fancy
duds? Probably not. But, we can bury sins deep in our hearts, sins that no one else
can see. Those of us who are savvy ians, we know how to act amongst our brethren.
We know when to smile, when to clap our hands; we know how to raise our arms in
praise, talk in tongues; we know how to act in front of the pastor. We can do
everything that's expected of us and look like perfect ians on the outside and have
sin buried deep in our hearts, where we think no one can see it. But, Yahshua sees
it. Yahshua knows it's there. And you will not be able to get true victory in your life
until you "take away the accursed thing from among you."
What happens is we first see that accursed thing that looks all so beautiful. Then,
we start to entertain thoughts about it. Wouldn't it be nice ... then, covetousness
enters into our hearts. We get to wanting that thing so badly it consumes us. Next
thing we know, we try it. But, we can't tell anyone at church; they'd be shocked. So,
we hide it. Can't really even enjoy it because we're trying to balance between a
phony ian facade and the pleasures of sin. "No man can serve two masters."
(Matthew 6:24)
Whoever commits sin, is the servant of sin (John 8:34). So, you have to
make up your mind, do you want to serve Yahshua or sin?
The sad thing is, you can stop your entire church from victory because of your
hidden sin. You can destroy your family because of hidden sin. It doesn't matter how
well you think you've hidden it in the recesses of your heart, Yahshua sees it.
Whatever it takes, we have to get rid of any sin in our camp. Do you realize that
Yahshua cannot, by His word, answer your prayer if you regard sin in your heart?
"If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me" Psalm 66:18
That means you're looking at it, you're entertaining the thought of sin in your heart.
You may not have carried through yet, but you're thinking about it; you're regarding
it.
Yahshua said it even stronger, "If you look on a woman to lust after her, you've
already committed adultery with her in your heart." (Matthew 5:28) The Lord is
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originates in the heart. It doesn't matter how well we can hide it from everyone
else, it's there. Maybe you never even act upon it in the flesh, but if it's in your
heart, it will rob you of victory in Yahshua.
The bottom line is that it has to be expelled from the heart. Yahshua said,
"If your right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: for it is
profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that
thy whole body should be cast into hell." (Matthew 5:29) In other words,
whatever it is, we've got to do whatever it takes to get rid of it.
Remember, Yahshua is always here to help you in all your needs. "Lead us not into
temptation, but deliver us from evil" is built into the Lord's prayer. Yahshua will not
let you be tempted above what you are able to handle; he will always make a way
for you to escape (1 Corinthians 10:13). He will help you overcome if you will be
honest with him, confess it and ask for His help to purge it from your life. The Lord
ever lives to make intercession for us (Hebrews 7:25). He is always a very
present help in the time of need. When we are being tempted is a very
needy time. "Yahshua is our refuge and strength, a very present help in
trouble." (Psalm 46:1)
You know, Psalms is not only a book of praise and worship, but some of the most
beautiful, heartfelt prayers may be found in Psalms. If you want to learn how to
pray, hang out with David (and other psalmists) in Psalms. That man prayed.
Here are a few examples of how he asked Yahshua to cleanse him from the heart
out. By the way, one of the most beautiful psalms of David in which he asks Yahshua
to cleanse him (after he committed murder and adultery) is the entire Psalm 51.
Read the whole psalm, but here are a few select verses.

"Wash me thoroughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin. For
I acknowledge my transgressions: and my sin is ever before me. Against
thee, thee only, have I sinned, and done this evil in thy sight: that thou
mightest be justified when thou speakest, and be clear when thou
judgest."
Psalm 51:2-4
"Behold, thou desirest truth in the inward parts: and in the hidden part thou shalt
make me to know wisdom. Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: wash me,
and I shall be whiter than snow. "
Psalm 51:6-7
"Create in me a clean heart, O Yahshua; and renew a right spirit within
me. Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from
me. Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free
spirit. Then will I teach transgressors thy ways; and sinners shall be
converted unto thee." Psalm 51:10-13

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"Who can understand his errors? cleanse thou me from secret faults. Keep back thy
servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me: then
shall I be upright, and I shall be innocent from the great transgression. Let the
words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O
Yahshua, my strength, and my redeemer." Psalm 19:12-14
"I acknowledge my sin unto thee, and mine iniquity have I not hid. I said, I will
confess my transgressions unto the Yahshua; and thou forgavest the iniquity of my
sin. Selah." Psalm 32:5
And the Lord answered me and said, Write the vision and engrave it so
plainly upon tablets that everyone who passes may (be able to) read (it
easily and quickly) as he hastens by (Habakkuk 2:2)
Ezekiel 37 Valley of Dry Bones..

Joel 2: 17-32- Restoration

Hosea 2:15 - Valley of Achor (troubling) , Door of Hope.. Isaiah 60 - Arise, shine..
Mission statement: Romans 8
2 Chr 7:14: If My people who are called by My Name shall humble themselves, and
pray and seek, crave and require of necessity My face, and turn from their wicked
ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.
In brokenness before His Throne, corporate Praise and Worship in Spirit and in Truth
resulted in a glorious confirmation , 2 Chr 7:15-22 Now My eyes will be open and
My ears attentive to prayer offered in this place. For I have chosen and sanctified
(set apart for holy use) this house, that My Name may be here forever, and My eyes
and My heart will be here perpetually,
We believe the time for redemption, restitution and restoration has come, to that
which was once a valley controlled by the powers of darkness, death and
destruction, to be raised up as a valley of Hope

A new Way of Life Arise (from the depression and prostration in which
circumstances have kept you rise to a new life)! Shine (be radiant with the glory of
the Lord), for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you!
And nations shall come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your
rising.. (Isaiah 60)
Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit , says the Lord of Hosts ( Zechariah
4:6 )
- bring Hope, Stability, Order, Harmony, Justice, Truth, Righteousness and Love
- improve quality of life, bring job creation, network people and places

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- have good communication and relationships with one another
- help bring peoples dreams and visions to life
- bring people into a place where they can function in their gifts and talents
- prepare places of safety:
- to take care of the little ones, feed His lambs, to give them the Word, to defend the
poor and oppressed, take care of the widows and orphans, the lost and the wounded
and the hopeless (in both Spiritual as well as in the Physical)
- Defining Spiritual: Poor (poor in the Spirit), Oppressed, Widows backsliders,
Orphans (Fatherless)
- build people (uplift and restore to become living stones with whom He can build)
passionate and on fire for Him, emanating Yahshua's character.
- build the Ark
- reveal the real secret.
The secret is simply this:
Christ in you! Yes, Christ in you bringing with Him the hope of all the glorious things
to come.
May your spiritual experience become richer as you see more and more fully
Yahshuas great secret, Christ Himself! For it is in Him, and in Him alone, that men
will find all the treasure of wisdom and knowledge. (Col. 1:25-27 en 2:3)

- bring Glory to King Yashuah by helping people to understand how to take up their
cross and follow Him: Then Yahshuah said to His disciples, "If anyone desires to
come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me. For
whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will
find it.
(Matthew 16:24 25)- bring people back into communication and communion with
our Father The Eternal One through the Seven folded power of the blood of
Yahshua that resulted in the restoration of His Holy Spirit that enables us to live the
life of Overcomers.
- prepare for the deluge of Yahshuas Spirit (it will be like a Tsunami)
- build a net for harvest
- meet peoples needs as they occur daily

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- Co-labour with Yahshua and one another
- Prepare the way for His manifest Presence
- become the Salt of the earth and the Light in the darkness
- supply the resources, spiritual and natural to enable the people to mature
spiritually so that they would Glorify Yahshua the Meshiach, be fruitful and multiply
into a mighty army (Jol / Yahshuas Army) ready and equipped unto every good
deed.
- Coordinate a continuous flow of people into and out of the area ie. born again,
blood washed, Spirit filled, mature sons and daughters or people desperate for
salvation or restoration.
- Coordinate city and country wide Worship celebrations ie. Celebrating the seven
Annual
Festivals of Yahshua. Passover, Feast of the Unleavened Bread, Pentecost, Feast of
the Trumpets,
Day of Atonement, Feast of Tabernacles and the Last Great Day.
- bring unity in the Spiritual as well as in the Natural.
- raise a generation of saints to His Glory.
and the Sun of Righteousness shall arise with healing in His wings and His beams,
and you shall go forth and gambol like calves (released) from the stall and leap for
joy. (Malachi 3)
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Therefore, behold, I will allure her, and bring her into the wilderness, and speak
tenderly to her. And there I will give her her vineyards and make the Valley of Achor
a door of hope. And there she shall answer as in the days of her youth, as at the
time when she came out of the land of Egypt.
(Hosea 2:14-15)
Yahshua says he will allure his people into the wilderness. So often, Yahshua leads
his people to where it is dry, lonely, and dark in order to bring them to himself.
Yahshua has to bring us to a place where sin is no longer appealing, no longer
satisfying so that we might hate it and want more of .
When Israel arrived in the wilderness, Yahshua gave her her vineyards and [made]
the Valley of Achor a door of hope. And so it is for us today. There Yahshua will
bring us back to spiritual vibrancy and prosperity. He will take our trouble and turn it
into hope Achor in Hebrew means trouble. Valley of Achor references Joshua
7:10-26 and Achans sin of plundering spoils in battle. Achan had silver hidden in

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his tent and Joshuas men found it. Achan, his wife, his sons and daughters, and his
oxen, donkeys, sheep and all his possessions were stoned by Joshua and all of Israel
for their sin. They were stoned in the Valley of Achor (v. 24). They broke the very
command that Yahshua made in 6:17-19. Yahshua said, But you, keep yourselves
from the things devoted to destruction, lest when you have devoted them you take
any of the devoted things and make the camp of Israel a thing for destruction and
bring trouble upon it. But all silver and gold, and every vessel of bronze and iron,
are holy to the LORD; they shall go into the treasury of the LORD (vv. 18-19).
After Achan and all his family and possessions were stoned, Yahshuas anger was
lifted. In verse 26, it says, Therefore, to this day the name of that place is called
the Valley of Achor, because in verse 25, Joshua said, Why did you bring trouble
on us? The LORD brings trouble on you today.
So, in Hosea, when we read that Yahshua has made the Valley of Achor a door of
hope it is no small thing. He will take Israel from a place where they deserve to be
stoned because of idolatry, sexual immorality, false worship, and wicked hearts to a
place where hope is all they see.
In the same way, Yahshua has taken us from the trouble of our own sins that we
once were in as children of wrath and of disobedience and given us mercy found in
his Son Yahshua Meshiach. Yahshua took us from a place where we should have
been stoned to a place where reigns with the hope of glory. Only can lift the
trouble that we have on our hands because of our transgressions and give us life.
Now we can believe what Titus 3:7 says: Being justified by his grace we might
become heirs according to the hope of eternal life.
At the end of Hosea 2:15, it says that Yahshuas people will answer him when he
gives them this hope. When Yahshua gives his people back their vineyards and
gives them hope in spite of their trouble, they will answer to Yahshua, as in the
days of her youth (meaning when Yahshua and his Bride were first married), with
the song of Moses, a song of exodus from their sin. After Moses and the Israelites
crossed the Red Sea to escape Egypt, they finally sang praise to Yahshua for
deliverance (Ex. 15:1-21). This is the same song that all Yahshuas people will sing
before the throne for eternity (Rev. 15:3-4). This song in Revelation is called the
song of Moses, the servant of Yahshua, and the song of the Lamb. The song of the
Lamb. It is the song of Yahshua Meshiach, the one who bore all of our trouble in his
body of flesh on our behalf, so that we might have a true and lasting hope.

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Who is the Savior who brought Israel out of Egypt in Exodus? Yahshua Meshiach.
Who is the Savior that will bring Israel out of their idolatry in Hosea? Yahshua
Meshiach. Who is the Savior that has rescued us from the domain of darkness and
the kingdom of Satan? Yahshua Meshiach.
Of course, we can apply this same picture to our own lives as individual believers.
But in context, Yahshua was speaking this to Israel, yes? Israel is being forced more
and more into a narrow place of no escape where the threat of violence is everpresent. In this Valley of Achor the people of Israel are buffeted increasingly by a
flood of turbulence and fear from all sidesinternally from the Intifada and
externally by the nations of the world.
But in the midst of this fear, Yahshua of Israel is throwing the people of the Land a
lifelinea door of hope. This door is a move of the Spirit of Comfort that begins in
Israel and spreads over the whole earth. Here is your escape hatch, Israel! Here is
your ark of safety in the midst of the raging floodYahshua, the Meshiach of Israel.
Yahshua, your Redeemer and King. Open your eyes and see Him. Recognize Him
who called Himself the door. Take hold of this Rope and let Him pull you to safety!
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