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Battleground Earth 15: Yom Teruah and Justice - David Mitts

23Again the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, 24“Speak to the sons of Israel, saying, ‘In the seventh month on the first of the month you shall have a rest, a reminder by blowing of trumpets, a holy convocation. 25‘You shall not do any laborious work, but you shall present an offering by fire to the LORD.’” (Leviticus 23:23-25 (NASB))
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In these unjust times, God has made time in His schedule to connect with us and allow us to activate His kingdom reality. We are entering into the Fall Feasts of the Lord, beginning today with the first Yom Teruah.What I want to explore beyond the basic understanding that the Feasts of the Lord are His feasts and His events and to access them as a breakthrough in justice in these admittedly unjust times.
I know that on the surface, blowing a shofar or raising a shout to the Lord may seem disconnected from justice but eating a cracker or drinking a bit of wine or juice could also seem disconnected from the sacrific…

Battleground Earth 14: Vows and Inheritances - David Mitts

"And Jephthah made a vow to the LORD, and said, "If You will indeed deliver the people of Ammon into my hands, then it will be that whatever comes out of the doors of my house to meet me, when I return in peace from the people of Ammon, shall surely be the LORD's, and I will offer it up as a burnt offering.""  Jdg11:30-31 (NKJV)
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Last chapter we shared about the issue of legitimacy, rejection, and the forging of a leader through the fires of rejection. Jephthah was born outside of the wedding covenant to Gilead and an unnamed harlot, an ishahzona”.  We saw how rejection was an essential part of destiny for Jephthah and how leaders are often built out of the fires of affliction.
Jephthah was raised up as a Judge in Israel to deliver Israel from the Ammonites, whose name means the mob.The mob employs the power of bullying and rejection.It was the mob that screamed “crucify him” about Yeshua.
"So they cried…

Battleground Earth 13: The Issue of Legitimacy - David Mitts

"Now Jephthah the Gileadite was a valiant warrior, but he was the son of a harlot. And Gilead was the father of Jephthah."  Jdg11:1 (NASB)
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Legitimacy has been a challenge for many people. Feelings of the shame that comes from illegitimacy can affect the way we see ourselves and our claim on the victories in our lives. What is legitimacy really all about? With respect to ourbirth, legitimacy is determined by the marriage covenant of the parents.When a child is conceived in a marriage covenant, as a boundary generated by the pledges of 2 individuals and through them two lineages, the child is celebrated as the legitimate fruit of that covenant.
So, what happens when a child is birthed outside of the boundaries of covenant?This is often named as an illegitimate child. In this chapter we will look at such a person, a hero who experienced the label of illegitimacy, its consequences, and had to overcome it to fulfill the cal…