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Thursday, September 26, 2013

Seven Skinny Cows Become Seven Fat Cows: The Fullness of the Gentiles

By Maria Merola אריאל
© Copyright Double Portion Inheritance, August 2013

Have you ever wondered about Pharaoh’s two dreams in Genesis 41:1-7 which were interpreted by Yahuwceph (Joseph) and how they point to Messiah?

Yahuwceph (Joseph) in Egypt was a prophetic “type” of Messiah, and he served under Pharaoh during seven years of plenty followed by seven years of famine.

It all began when Pharaoh’s had two dreams one night about seven skinny cows that were swallowed up seven fat cows. In order to understand these two dreams of Pharaoh, we must look at what cows represent in prophecy.

What do cows represent? 

These seven cows in Pharaoh’s dream represent the “Ten Northern Tribes of the House of Ephrayim.”

The House of Ephrayim is likened unto a “bullock,” and also a “heifer” in prophecy (Deuteronomy 33:17; Jeremiah 31:18; Hosea 10:11).

There are seven congregations in the book of Revelation who symbolize the “House of Ephrayim.” These seven congregations represent Gentile Christian Churches” that have been grafted into the olive tree of Yisra’el through Messiah’s blood covenant. However, they are warned to depart from their idolatry and lawlessness, or they will have their candlestick (menorah) removed by Messiah.

In Genesis 48:19, Yisra’el (Ya’aqob-Jacob) prophesied over his grandson Ephrayim that he would become “a multitude of nations.” In Hebrew, this phrase is “melo goyim” which means “fullness of the Gentiles or nations.”

Even though Yisra’el (Ya’aqob-Jacob) gave his two grandsons (Ephrayim & Manasseh) their true identity when he said “let my name be named upon them,” there was a time in history when these two grandsons would be scattered to the nations, and their descendants would forget their heritage with Yisra’el. 

Ya’aqob (Jacob) gave his son Yahuwceph (Joseph) “one extra portion above his brothers” or in other words “a double portion” of his inheritance (Genesis 48:22). This means that Joseph received the wealth of the heathen nations for an inheritance” (Psalm 2:8). Jacob also blessed Yahuwdah (Judah), his fourth son born to him by Leah, and gave him the “scepter” of a “law-giver” to rule over the other tribes. Judah received the “priestly and kingly blessing” of Melchizedek (Genesis 49:8-10, Hebrews 7:14).

Ephrayim became the tribal leader of the Ten Northern Tribes of Yisra’el who were later divorced by YaHuWaH in Jeremiah 3:8. In 1st Kings 12, King Jeroboam broke away from the House of David and he took ten of the tribes with him. King Jeroboam also forbade these ten tribes from making pilgrimage to Jerusalem to keep the appointed feasts. Instead, he set up golden calves at Mount Ephrayim and at Dan, and he invented brand new man-made holidays not ordained by YaHuWaH. It is because of these false pagan holidays that Ephrayim was eventually cut out of the covenant and he was called “Loammi” which means “not my people.”

Howshea (Hosea) 1:

9 Then said Elohiym, Call his name Loammi: for you are not my people, and I will not be your Elohiym.

10 Yet the number of the children of Yisra’el shall be as the sand of the sea, which cannot be measured nor numbered; and it shall come to pass, that in the place where it was said unto them, You are not my people, there it shall be said unto them, You are the sons of the living Elohiym.

11 Then shall the children of Yahuwdah (Judah) and the children of Yisra’el be gathered together, and appoint themselves one head, and they shall come up out of the land: for great shall be the day of Yizra’el (Jezreel)

*Note: this name of Howshea’s firstborn son is “Jezreel” which is #H3157 and it means “Elohiym sows.” This name is not to be confused with #H3478 which is “Yisra’el” and this name means “Elohiym prevails.”

Even though YaHuWaH sowed the nation of Yisra’el like seeds to the Gentile nations, he promised to bring them back again in the last days to their own land as seen in Hosea 1:11.

Howshea (Hosea) 8:8 Yisra’el is swallowed up: now shall they be among the Gentiles as a vessel wherein is no pleasure.

In Hosea 4:17, we are shown the reason why YaHuWaH would no longer be their Almighty one: “Ephrayim is joined unto idols: let him alone.”

As you can see, the number one reason why YaHuWaH sent the House of Ephrayim away to the nations, is because of their false pagan holidays. Today, the American Christian Church is no different, for they are celebrating all the same holidays offered up to Baal or Moloch, which is why the national sin of abortion continues. The spirit behind abortion is embedded in all of the pagan holidays that have their origins from the Tower of Babel. These holidays today are called: Christmas, Easter, Valentines Day, Halloween etc. Many Christians protest against abortion, yet they unknowingly are perpetuating the spirit behind abortion when they continue to keep these abominations:

Amowc (Amos) 5:

21 I hate, I despise your feast days, and I will not smell in your solemn assemblies.

22 Though you offer me burnt offerings and your meat offerings, I will not accept them: neither will I regard the peace offerings of your fat beasts.

23 Take you away from me the noise of your songs; for I will not hear the melody of your viols.

24 But let judgment run down as waters, and righteousness as a mighty stream.

25 Have you offered unto me sacrifices and offerings in the wilderness forty years, O house of Yisra’el?

26 But you have borne the tabernacle of your Moloch and Chiun your images, the star of your god, which you made to yourselves.

27 Therefore will I cause you to go into captivity beyond Damascus, says YHWH, whose name is The Elohiym of hosts.

Yeshayahuw (Isaiah) 1:14 Your new moons and your appointed feasts my soul hates: they are a trouble unto meI am weary to bear them.

The nation of Yisra’el became known as “Gentiles” (Goyim) when they were sent away to the nations by YaHuWaH. As you can see from the image of Moloch, above, it looks like a golden bull or a cow with the body of a man. In Psalm 22, King David wrote a Messianic prophecy that seems to intimate about our Messiah when he hung on the tree:

Tehilliym (Psalm) 22:12 Many bulls have compassed me: strong bulls of Bashan have beset me round.

The “bull” being symbolic of the House of Ephrayim who had assimilated into the Gentile Nations, is obviously about how the Romans (Gentiles) were mocking him while he hung on the tree. Even the House of Judah who shouted “Crucify him!” were also behaving as Gentiles at this point, for teamed up with the Romans to kill their own Messiah.

This is the very same image of a bull with the body of a man is worshiped today in Freemasonry, called “baphomet.” The entire structure of Americas religious and political leadership is based on the principles of Freemasonry and Satanism. America is no different than the nation of Yisra’el (Ephrayim) when they began to imitate and practice the same abominations of the heathen nations, and they were behaving more like bulls (animals) than humans. As we read the rebuke that YaHuWaH had for the House of Ephrayim, I cannot help but see the striking similarity between America and Ephrayim:

Howshea (Hosea) 9:

13 Ephrayim, as I saw Tyrus, is planted in a pleasant place: but Ephrayim shall bring forth his children to the murderer.

14 Give them, O YHWH: what will you give? give them a miscarrying womb and dry breasts.

15 All their wickedness is in Gilgal: for there I hated them: for the wickedness of their doings I will drive them out of mine house, I will love them no more: all their princes are revolters.

16 Ephrayim is smitten, their root is dried up, they shall bear no fruit: yea, though they bring forth, yet will I slay even the beloved fruit of their womb.

17 My Elohiym will cast them away, because they did not hearken unto him: and they shall be wanderers among the nations.

However, in the last days, we shall see Ephrayim become full or fat with the olive oil that comes from the House of Yahuwdah (Judah), for he will return to YaHuWaH and he will forsake his idols. Pictured here is the prophet Hosea and his backsliding whoring wife, Gomer returning to him. Gomer symbolizes backsliding Ephrayim (Yisrael) returning to YaHuWaH:

Howshea (Hosea) 14:

I will heal their backsliding, I will love them freely: for mine anger is turned away from him.

5 I will be as the dew unto Yisra’el: 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.

7 They that dwell under his shadow shall return; they shall revive as the corn, and grow as the vine: the scent thereof shall be as the wine of Lebanon.

Ephrayim shall say, What have I to do any more with idols? I have heard him, and observed him: I am like a green fir tree. From me is your fruit found.

Yahuwshuwa ha’Mashiyach was sent to restore the House of Ephrayim back to the marriage covenant after the Assyrians were used to chastise them. In Ephesians 2, Sha’uwl (Paul) declared that those who were once “afar off” were at one time “Gentiles in the flesh” but they are now part of the “Commonwealth of Yisra’el!” Paul wrote that they are no longer “strangers or foreigners!”

Messiah Yahuwshuwa came to bring these “lost sheep” of the House of Ephrayim back to the covenant and to restore them back to his Sabbaths, his true name and his seven feasts!

In the last days, Ephrayim will be joined back to the House of Yahuwdah (Judah) according to Ezekiel 37:16-17, and they will no longer be called “Two Houses of Yisra’el” but they will have one king (Messiah) and they will be one house again united under him.  

The history of the“Two Houses of Yisra’el” provides the foundation for us to understand Pharaohs two dreams.

In Genesis 29:18-20, we learn that that Ya’aqob (Jacob) worked for seven years in order to be married to Rachel. However, on the night that he was supposed to be married to Rachel, he discovered that he had been tricked into marrying Leah instead. When Ya’aqob asked his father-in-law, Laban “why did you trick me?” Laban replied “fulfill Leah’s week and I will give you Rachel also” (Genesis 29:27).

Thus, Ya’aqob (Jacob) married Leah first, and then after seven days, he was able to marry Rachel as well (Genesis 29:28). However, he did agree to work yet another seven years for Rachel. 

Ancient Hebrew Betrothal

In an ancient Hebrew betrothal, the young man would go to the home of his beloved, and he would “knock on the door,” (Revelation 3:20). If the young woman opened the door, and invited the young man into the home for supper, that was a sign that she was agreeing to his marriage proposal. At this point, the young man would present a written marriage agreement to his beloved, called a “ketubah,” and her father would “write his name,” on the agreement, to solidify the engagement. Revelation 14:1 says that the 144,000 have “Fathers name written in their foreheads.” This was done to seal the marriage covenant. Jeremiah 31:31 says that the bride will have the Towrah (Mosaic Law) written in her heart and mind as part of the Renewed Covenant. The bride, the groom, and the father would then eat a meal together that included bread and wine to seal the engagement. 

After this, the bridegroom would go away to “prepare a place,” for his bride in his fathers house. Our Messiah said that he was going away to prepare a place for his bride in his Fathers house (John 14:2). The groom would build an apartment as an addition to his fathers house. This would explain why the bride “Follows the lamb, (the bridegroom) wherever he goes, to his Fathers house,” on Mount Zion in the New Jerusalem (Revelation 14:1). The bridegroom would then leave his Father's house to go and take his wife to himself. 

The bride and groom would elope, and go away for “seven days” into a set-apart place called the “chuppah” or bridal chamber (Psalm 19:5, Joel 2:16). Following their seven-day honeymoon in the grooms fathers house, the couple would return to the brides home for yet another seven days to celebrate the wedding reception with their friends and and family. In the future, the bride will return with Messiah riding on white horses in Revelation 19. They will then celebrate “The Marriage Supper of the Lamb” during the week of Sukkot or Feast of Tabernacles.

Thus, the total amount of days for an ancient Hebrew wedding was fourteen days, (seven days for the honeymoon, and another seven days for the wedding reception). This is the reason why both Jacob & Joseph worked for two sets of seven years. Their ministries represented two brides (each represented by seven years) for which our Messiah came to redeem.

In the future, the bride of Messiah (typified in Leah) will be married first to the bridegroom on the Feast of Trumpets (Yom Teruah). This bride will immediately go to Mount Zion in the New Jerusalem for a seven-day honeymoon in the chuppah. Revelation 14:1 says that “The Lamb, and the 144,000 (his redeemed bride) are standing on Mount Zion, having Father’s name in their foreheads.Revelation 14:4 identifies these 144,000 as being “wise virgins” (Matthew 25:6-7), for they are not defiled by the Mother Harlot Church (the woman in Revelation 17). This first bride is called “The first-fruits unto Elohiym and to the Lamb,” for she follows the lamb wherever he goes. And where does the bridegroom go? To his Fathers house in the New Jerusalem!

In Jeremiah 30:7, we read about an end-time prophecy called “Jacob’s Time of Trouble.” In Genesis 31:41, Jacob described his 20 troublesome years with Laban, citing fourteen years for both Leah & Rachel, and another six years for his cattle. At the end of these twenty years of trouble, Jacob left and took his family. These 20 years of trouble correlate to the three fall feasts which begin on the 1st day of the 7th month of Tishri and culminate on the 21st day of the 7th month of Tishri. The first day of Tishri begins in the evening at the sighting of the new moon, and thus, the first day was spent sanctifying the moon. Therefore, the festivities did not begin until the 2nd day of Tishri. Our Messiah was born at sundown, at the end of the 1st of Tishri (just as it was about to become the second day of Tishri). In the future, the bride of Messiah will also be born into her new resurrected body at the end of the first day of Tishri. Thus, we can see that from the 2nd day of the seventh month, until the 21st day of the seventh month, these twenty days detail what is called “Jacob’s Time of Trouble” (Jeremiah 30:7). 

The Feast of Trumpets (Yom Teruah) symbolizes the wedding between Ya’aqob (Jacob) and Leah for seven days. Then, on the Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur), it symbolizes the wedding of Ya’aqob (Jacob) and his beloved Rachel. Five days later on the Feast of Tabernacles (Sukkot) will commence the seven days of feasting with the guests from the Gentile nations who are saved, yet they are not the bride. 

In Leviticus 16:14-19, the instructions for the High Priest every year on Yom Kippur are detailed. The High Priest (Kohen Gadowl) would mix the blood of a bullock (symbolic of Leah) and the blood of a goat or lamb (symbolic of Rachel) together, and then he would sprinkle the “mixed blood” on the mercy seat with his finger “seven times!”

Interestingly, the name “Rachel” means “lamb” and the name “Leah” means “cow.” Also, the Ten Northern Tribes of the House of Ephrayim were likened unto a “bullock or a heifer” in prophecy. The Two Southern Tribes of the House of Judah were likened unto a “lamb or a goat” in prophecy (Zechariah 10:3; 2nd Chronicles 29:21).

Rachel’s body was buried in Bethlehem-Judah, and so she is the “mother” of the House of Yahuwdah (Judah), even though it was Leah who gave birth to Yahuwdah (Judah). After King Herod killed the baby boys under two years old, the prophecy in Jeremiah 31:15 was repeated in Matthew 2:18 where it says “Rachel, weeping for her children for they were not.” This is because Rachel’s son Yahuwceph (Joseph) had a dream that all of his brothers were going to bow down and serve him (Genesis 37:9-10). And so the sons of Leah, Bilhah & Zilpah (the two handmaidens) all served Joseph after they were reunited to him in Egypt many years later. Hence, Joseph ruled over the ten brothers who plotted to kill him. 

Judah attempted to save Joseph from being killed when he suggested to the  brothers that they could sell him to slave traders in Egypt (Genesis 37:26-27). Joseph’s younger brother Benjamin was still an infant at the time, and he was not present when the ten brothers plotted to throw him into a pit. 

Years later, Judah promised his father Ya’aqob (Jacob) that he would become “Benjamin’s keeper forever” (Genesis 43:9). To this day, Judah & Benjamin are now part of the Two Southern Tribes of Judah where Rachel’s body was sown into the soil. From this we see a prophetic picture of Yahuwshuwa Messiah who will rule over the entire House of Yisra’el when he returns. The Ten Northern Tribes of the House of Ephrayim will bow down to Yahuwshuwa and serve him in the same way that Joseph’s ten brothers bowed down and served him in Egypt.

In the same way that Ya’aqob (Jacob) had to work a total of 14 years for both of his brides (Leah & Rachel) and then he worked another 6 years for Laban’s cattle, these 20 days symbolize the days of the Fall Feasts of YaHuWaH.

The Feast of Trumpets (Yom Teruw’ah) is on the 1st day of the 7th Month of Tishri

The Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur) is on the 10th day of the 7th Month of Tishri

The Feast of Tabernacles (Sukkot) is on the 15th day of the 7th Month of Tishri and it lasts for 8 days until the 22nd day of the 7th Month of Tishri.

The first two days of the Feast of Trumpets is a “waiting period” for the bride will be “caught up” to meet the bridegroom “on the third day” just like the two witnesses in Revelation 11:11-15, whose dead bodies are laying in the streets for “three and a half days” before they are raised up “at the seventh and last trumpet!”

Both brides (typified in Leah & Rachel) will become only one bride when Messiah returns on Yom Kippur. For it is at this time that the High Priest would “mix the blood” of these two animals (bullock and goat), and this means that both families (Leah & Rachel, Ephraiym & Judah) will become only one family or one stick (Ezekiel 37:16-17) in the hand of YaHuWaH at Messiah’s return! Yahuwshuwa is our High Priest, Melchizedek, and he will make both Houses “one new man!” (Ephesians 2:15).

We are going to see how these two periods of “seven years” of Ya’aqob (Jacob) working for his brides and Yahuwceph (Joseph) working two sets of seven years for Pharaoh relate to our Messiah, and the final end-time scenario.

The first thing that will observe is that the Hebrew word for “feast” is “mowed” (#H4150) and it also means “conventionally one year.” This means that “seven years” are equivalent to “seven feasts.”

7 years = 7 feasts!

Our Messiah fulfilled all 7 feasts at his first coming and he will fulfill them again at his second coming!

Hence, 7 skinny cows who swallowed up 7 fat cows symbolize how our Messiah would fulfill 7 feasts at his first coming for the “7 skinny cows.” The seven skinny cows symbolize the “Lost Sheep of the House of Ephrayim” who were still in exile at his first coming. The House of Yahuwdah (Judah) was preventing them from coming back to the land and to the covenant by their many man-made rules and traditions. These lost sheep were symbolic of “skinny cows” because they had “leanness of soul.”

When the children of Yisra’el were in the wilderness, YaHuWaH gave them what they wanted when they asked for quail, but it brought “leanness to their soul,” because they still had a murmuring and complaining attitude:

Tehilliym (Psalm) 106:15 And he gave them their request; but sent leanness into their soul.

In Amos 8:11, we read that YaHuWaH was going to send a famine in the land, but not a famine of bread or water, but a famine of hearing the word of YaHuWaH:

Amowc (Amos) 8:11 Behold, the days come, says YHWH Elohiym, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of YHWH.

The Ten Northern Tribes of the House of Ephrayim became like “skinny cows” because they were not feeding on his word! This is why Yahuwshuwa came to feed his sheep with his word. He also commanded Keefa (Peter) to feed his lambs (John 21:15).

But at Messiah’s second coming, the “7 fat cows” represent “the fullness of the Gentiles!”

What does this mean? If Ephrayim was named “Yisra’el” by his grandfather, then how can he be called a “Gentile?”

Do you remember what happened to Ephrayim in the book of Hosea? He was “joined to idols” and because of this, he was sent to the Gentile Nations. But in the last days, The Ten Northern Tribes of the House of Ephrayim who are still in the nations, will return to the Father and his Towrah (instructions), and he will be cleansed by Messiah’s blood, just like the prodigal son in Luke 15.

Thus, we can see that Messiah fulfilled all 7 feasts at his first coming for the 7 skinny cows (symbolic of the lost sheep) of Ephrayim or former Gentiles. And at his second coming, the Gentiles will be “full” or “fat” when they begin to obey the Towrah or instructions of the Heavenly Father once again. The term “fullness of the Gentiles” means that those born-again believers in the nations who think that they are “Gentiles” will be “brought near” to the covenant through Messiah’s blood and they will no longer be called “Gentiles” for they will then come into the “fullness of their identity!” These Gentiles will no longer behave like bulls but they will begin to behave like sheep (typified in the House of Judah). In other words, the House of Ephrayim will begin to behave more like the House of Judah by obeying Towrah!

The 7 fat cows at Messiah’s second coming represent the 7 congregations in the book of Revelation who are now coming into the “fullness” of their identity!

Yahuwshuwa has “reversed the curse” of Egypt! Instead of 7 skinny cows swallowing up 7 fat cows in the days of Joseph, Messiah will cause 7 fat cows to swallow up 7 skinny cows!

This means that the 7 fat cows at his second coming (fullness of the Gentiles) will supersede the 7 skinny cows at his first coming. We shall see in the verses below, that Leah represents the skinny and weak cows, but Rachel represents the beautiful and fat cows. Notice the similarity in the wording used in the King James Version vernacular:

Bereshiyth (Genesis) 29:17 Leah was tender eyed; but Rachel was beautiful and well favoured.

Now, let us compare Pharaohs dream to the above verse to see the similarity:

Bereshiyth (Genesis) 41:

1 And it came to pass at the end of two full years, that Pharaoh dreamed: and, behold, he stood by the river.

2 And, behold, there came up out of the river seven well favoured kine (heifers) and fatfleshed; and they fed in a meadow.

*Note: Rachel was well-favoured and so were these seven well-favoured heifers (kine) in Pharaohs dream.

In both of these passages (Genesis 29:17 & Genesis 41:2), the same Hebrew words are used to describe Rachel as well as the well-favoured heifers.

The Hebrew word for “well” is “yapheh” (#H3303) and the Hebrew word for “favoured” is “mareh” (#H4758).

#3303 yapheh yaw-feh’ from 3302; beautiful (literally or figuratively): beautiful, beauty, comely, fair (-est, one), + goodly, pleasant, well.

#4758 mar’eh mar-eh’ from 7200; a view (the act of seeing); also an appearance (the thing seen), whether (real) a shape (especially if handsome, comeliness; often plural the looks), or (mental) a vision:-- apparently, appearance(-reth), as soon as beautiful(-ly), countenance, fair, favoured, form, goodly, to look (up) on (to), look(-eth), pattern, to see, seem, sight, visage, vision.

What this means is that Rachel was beautiful to look at, but Leah was not. Similarly, the seven fat cows were beautiful to look upon, but the skinny cows were not. Now, we will also observe the similarity in words used to describe Leah as well as the “ill-favoured and leanfleshed” heifers.

Bereshiyth (Genesis) 41:

3 And, behold, seven other kine (heifers) came up after them out of the river, ill favoured and leanfleshed; and stood by the other kine (heifers) upon the brink of the river.

4 And the ill favoured and leanfleshed kine (heifers) did eat up the seven well favoured and fat kine (heifers). So Pharaoh awoke.

In Genesis 29:17, Leah was “tender-eyed” and this word for “tender” is the Hebrew word #7390 “rak” which means “weak, tender, faint-hearted.” The word for “eyed” is “ayin” which is #5869, and it means “an eye” but it also means “outward appearance, countenance.” This means that Leah was not pretty to look at or pleasing to the eye.

Similarly, in Genesis 41:3, the Hebrew word for “ill” is #7451 “rah’ah,” and it has the following definitions: “bad, evil, adversity, affliction, calamity, distress, misery, naughty, wicked, wrong.” Hence, the compound word “ill-favoured” means that these cows were bad-looking. These cows are also described as “lean-fleshed” and this word for “lean” is “daq” (#1851) in Hebrew which means “crushed, thin, dwarfed.”

One could say that Rachel was voluptuous and had a nicely shaped body, but Leah probably had anorexia and she looked pale, weak and too skinny. Because Leah was not as pretty, and she was unloved by Jacob, YaHuWaH compensated her with more children. 

In Pharaohs dream, the seven thin ears of corn were blasted by the east wind, and this sounds like the prophecy in Ezekiel 19:12, where it speaks of Jerusalem (the mother lioness) who raised up two lions whelps (Judah & Ephrayim), but her fruit was dried up by the “east wind.” 

What does the east wind represent? In Ezekiel 8:16, the men were worshiping the sun towards the east with their faces towards the east.This is because the sun rises in the east, and so those who worshiped the pagan sun-god would face the east while worshiping! In Hosea 12:1, it says that Ephrayim “feeds on wind and follows after the east wind.” Once again, this means pagan sun-god worship and all the false holidays that are offered up to Tammuz (Ezekiel 8:14).

In Ephesians 4:14, the Apostle Shauwl (Paul) warned about not being “tossed to and fro by every wind of doctrine by those who would try to seduce the sheep with deceiving teachings. The east wind therefore symbolizes pagan sun-god worship and all the false doctrines and pagan holidays that go along with it! 

Continuing with Pharaohs dream:

Bereshiyth (Genesis) 41:

5 And he slept and dreamed the second time: and, behold, seven ears of corn came up upon one stalk, rank and good.

6 And, behold, seven thin ears and blasted with the east wind sprung up after them.

7 And the seven thin ears devoured the seven rank and full ears. And Pharaoh awoke, and, behold, it was a dream.

Thus, we can liken the seven skinny and unattractive cows to the Ten Northern Tribes of the House of Ephrayim at Messiahs first coming. For at that time, many of them had not yet returned home after the Assyrian Captivity, and the Two Southern Tribes of the House of Judah were trying to prevent them from returning. In the story of the prodigal son in Luke 15, the younger son who squandered his inheritance typifies the House of Ephrayim and the skinny cows. The older brother symbolizes Judah, and he represents the fat cows. When the younger son returned home and repented, the older brother was not happy about it. The older brother (Judah) felt that he should not receive a double portion inheritance from the father, when he had squandered the first one.  

When the younger brother came home, the father killed for him the “fatted calf” or a fat cow! This means that the Heavenly Father wants to give the prodigal sons the same blessing as the older son, Judah! So when the House of Ephrayim returns to the Towrah (Fathers instructions), he will be joined to his older brother Judah and this is when he will become “fat.” This is what is meant by the “fullness of the Gentiles.” 

In Romans 11:25 Paul explained that “blindness in part happened unto Yisrael.” In other words, they were “weak-eyed,” like Leah. But when the Gentile believers in Messiah come into the fullness of their identity and they begin to obey the Towrah, that is when they will become full and fat with their inheritance. Paul also explained in Romans 11:17, that when the “wild branches” (Gentiles) partake of the root and the “fatness” of the olive tree (in other words, the anointing oil that comes from the olives), that is when they will become full or fat! 

Because the House of Ephrayim (Yisra’el) fell away from the Towrah (Mosaic Law), it meant that the besowrah (gospel) would be preached to the nations wherever they had been scattered:

Romiym (Romans) 11:12 Now if the fall of them be the riches of the world, and the diminishing of them the riches of the Gentiles; how much more their fullness?

And because the Good News would go to the nations to find these lost sheep from the House of Ephrayim, all of their “Gentile companions” would also hear the Gospel and be enriched by it as well.

When the House of Ephrayim come back to obeying the Towrah, it will result in “riches to the world”  because then the House of Judah will be “provoked to jealousy”  and they will accept Yahuwshuwa as their Messiah. And when this happens, it will also result in riches to the rest of the world!

Romiym (Romans) 11:25 For I would not, brethren, that you should be ignorant of this mystery, lest you should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Yisra’el, until the fullness of the Gentiles be come in.

In Romans 11:17-21, Paul uses a metaphor of the “natural branches” to describe the original branches of the olive tree (Yisrael) who were abiding in the vine (Messiah). But Sha’ul (Paul) uses the “wild branches” as a metaphor of the branches that were not part of the olive tree (Yisra’el), yet they are grafted into the tree when they have faith in Messiah. 

These two branches are symbolized by two sides of the menorah. The middle branch of the menorah represents Messiah. He told us that he is the main vine of the tree and his followers are his “branches” (John 15:5). 

Three of the branches represent the House of Judah (natural branches) and the other three represent the House of Ephrayim (wild branches). There are a total of six branches and they are both connected to the main branch or trunk of the tree, which is Messiah, the seventh branch. At creation, YaHuWaH created man-kind on day #6, hence it is prophetically fitting that there are six branches on a menorah attached to the middle or seventh branch. In Zechariah 4:2, we are shown that the two olive trees (symbolic of Judah & Ephrayim) give oil to the seven-branch menorah (symbolic of the seven congregations in Revelation). Yahuwshuwa even explained this mystery in Revelation 1:20 when he said that the “seven golden candlesticks are the seven assemblies.” 

This brings us to the seven feasts of Yisrael that we are commanded to keep forever. The seven-branch menorah in the Temple had to be filled daily with olive oil in order to keep it burning and giving light. The menorah is deliberately made to look like a tree. When all seven branches of the menorah are filled with olive oil, this means that all seven assemblies in the book of Revelation will be ready to meet the bridegroom. 

This is precisely why, Yahuwshuwa fulfilled all seven feasts at his first coming, for the seven “skinny cows” who were “ill-favoured” weak, sickly, and malnourished. Why were they malnourished? It is because they were not allowed to come near the Temple to hear the Towrah & Prophets. 

The House of Yahuwdah (Judah) invented man-made ordinances which kept the lost sheep from coming near the Temple. They actually built up a wall around the outer court of the Temple, and if any Gentile wanted to come near the Temple to hear the word of YaHuWaH being preached, they would be stoned to death. This is what Shauwl (Paul) was referring to in Colossians 2:14 when he said that Messiah came to “blot out the ordinances that were against us.” In Ephesians 2:14 he said that Messiah came to “break down the middle wall of partition” that divided the House of Ephrayim from the House of Yahuwdah (Judah). 

Yahuwshuwa Messiah abolished in his flesh “the enmity” (hatred) between these Two Houses of Yisrael (Jew & Gentile). At his second coming, Yahuwshuwa will also fulfill the seven feasts again (just like Jacob worked an additional seven years) for Rachel who typifies the House of Yahuwdah (Judah). In the same way that Yahuwceph (Joseph) fulfilled seven years of famine (for the skinny cows), Messiah fulfilled seven feasts for the lost sheep. But Messiah will also fulfill seven feasts again for the seven fat cows (typified in Rachel and the House of Judah).

But how can we be sure that he fulfilled all seven feasts at his first coming? 

In Revelation 19:10 it says that the “Testimony of Yahuwshuwa is the Spirit of Prophecy.”

The Seven Feasts are the “Testimony of Yahuwshuwa” because they declare his testimony as follows:

1.) Passover (Pesach): The death of Yahuwshuwa Messiah on the tree as our Passover Lamb.

2.) Feast of Unleavened Bread (Chag Matzah): The burial of Yahuwshuwa Messiah.

3.) First Fruits (Yowm ha’Bikkuwriym): Yahuwshuwa’s true resurrection day. He went into the lowest parts of the earth and brought before the Father “the first fruits” of men’s souls (Ephesians 4:8; 1st Corinthians 15:20-23; James 1:18; Revelation 14:4).

4.) Feast of Weeks (Shabuwoth) or Pentecost: Yahuwshuwa immersed (baptized) his followers with the Ruwach ha’Qodesh (Holy Spirit) and fire, as he promised; He also wrote the Towrah (Mosaic Law) in our hearts and minds as a sign of the Renewed Marriage Covenant.

5.) Feast of Trumpets (Yom Teruah): Yahuwshuwa’s true date of birth on September 11th 3 B.C. The Father “announced his son” with a great sound of a trumpet into the world. This will also be the future catching away of the bride at the “last trumpet,” (1st Corinthians 15:51-54) when she also is “born” into immortality; The first Adam was also born on the 1st day of the 7th month of Tishri as YaHuWaH “breathed into Adam the breath of life” on “the day of blowing.” Hence, it is fitting that Yahuwshuwa (the last Adam according to 1st Corinthians 15:45) would also be born on the 1st day of the 7th month of Tishri as well.

6.) Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur): Yahuwshuwa was circumcised as an infant on Yowm Kippur on the evening of the 9th day of Tishri (8 days after his birth on the 1st of Tishri) as a foreshadowing of the “sprinkling of his blood” on the mercy seat. At the age of 30, he also announced on Yowm Kippur that he was fulfilling Isaiah 61 as the “anointed one” who was to come. He proclaimed the “acceptable year YaHuWaH” as the High Priest, Melchizedek, when he began his ministry; He also became the sacrificial goat at his baptism, for baptism is a symbol of death (Romans 6:3-4). But he also fulfilled the pattern of the “scapegoat” by taking away sin into the wilderness for 40 days, never to return (as far as the east is from the west) for those who repent. When he emerged from the wilderness as our High Priest, he read the prophecy of Isaiah 61, declaring that he was now our kinsman redeemer, our High Priest after the order of Melchizedek (Luke 4:18-21).

*Note: Yom Kippur is the only feast that Yahuwshuwa fulfilled twice at his first coming. He first fulfilled it at his circumcision as an infant, and then at the beginning of his ministry as Melchizedek when he emerged from his forty-day fast in the wilderness as the scapegoat. Why did he do this feast twice? For the “twin goats!” The twin goats symbolize both Houses of Yisrael as well as the Heavenly Father and the Son.

7.) Feast of Tabernacles (Sukkoth): Yahuwshuwa dwelled in a sukkah with his parents during this seven-day feast shortly after his birth.

8.) Weekly Sabbath (Shabbath): Yahuwshuwa resurrected on Saturday night just before sundown (just before the first day of the week) “three days and three nights” after his Wednesday Passover crucifixion (in the midst of the week according to Daniel 9:27). This is why he declared “I am Master of the Sabbath.” Yahuwshuwa will fulfill the Sabbath Millennium 7,000 years from creation as 1,000 years of rest when he gives his bride a new incorruptible body. 2nd Peter 3:8 declares that “one day is like one thousand years with YaHuWaH.”

See this blog entitled “When Was the Real Messiah Born & Why Does it Matter.” 

This article gives undeniable proof that Yahuwshuwa Messiah was not born on the Feast of Tabernacles as traditionally taught by Messianics. He was born two weeks earlier on the Feast of Trumpets, and thus he fulfilled all seven trumpet blasts for seven months of feasts, as seen in Joshua 6:4-16. 

At his second coming, our Messiah he has yet to fulfill seven more trumpets from Revelation 8:2-6 for seven months of feasts. Just like Yaaqob (Jacob) and his son Yahuwceph (Joseph), who both fulfilled two periods of seven years (equivalent to seven feasts for two brides and two houses), Messiah has already begun to repeat this very same pattern. Yahuwshuwa has already fulfilled seven trumpets for months of feasts at his first coming, and he will fulfill seven trumpets for seven months of feasts again at his second coming!

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  1. "8.) Weekly Sabbath (Shabbath): Yahuwshuwa resurrected on Saturday night just before sundown" .. Miss Miryam, show me some where in Scripture occurs on Saturday!

  2. Bereshiyth (Genesis) 2:2 And on the seventh day Elohiym ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made.

    Bereshiyth (Genesis) 2:3 And Elohiym blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which Elohiym created and made.