Lord of Hosts, You’re With Us!!

If you have not read any other posts concerning the Bney Yosef Congress, you MUST read this one. Chatting via email after the conference with Julie Bennie, who, along with her husband Bobby, minister to Yah via Waves of Worship Flag Ministry, it emerged that the march Pete speaks of was Divinely Choreographed. The couple did not come at anyone’s invitation. They came by faith with the sole desire to bring honor to our King. Further, they had to deal with spiritual attacks on their vehicle in order to be there.

scarlet cord.jpgAbba choreographed every step of that great day when the Articles of Declaration were signed. The flag worship was most definitely holy spiritual warfare. The hair was standing on my arms! I have never seen camo flags! Each bore a bright red bling strip, reminding me of the blood of the Passover lamb, Rahab’s scarlet cord, the scarlet thread tied around Peretz’s wrist, and, of course, the blood of Messiah.

As the words to Ps. 46 were being sung with gusto by the entire assembly, Bobby was instructed by Abba to lead the march, symbolically hacking the enemy into pieces with the camo flags. It was powerful! Julie explained to me that later Bobby felt the LORD showed him it was a picture of Him taking us into the land promised to Ephraim!!!! Amen! The LORD of HOSTS is with us! Thanks Pete, for bringing back this truly AWESOME moment! And, by the way, today is Julie and Bobby’s EIGHTH wedding anniversary!


At the B’ney Yosef North America Summit, the debates and discussions were over.  After weeks and weeks of hard work, hours of prayer and countless emails, we had arrived at the point where we felt the Lord leading us.

At the front of the room, carefully laid out on a table, were eight copies of the Articles of Declaration, already affirmed, with Sharpies laying next to them awaiting signatures.  It was Sunday, March 6, 2016 and the room at the Clearwater Marriott in St. Petersburg, FL was packed.

IMG_20160306_094809749Anticipation was high as we entered worship with a dance circle in the middle rear of the room and raised hands all around.  The Presence of the Spirit was palpable, but none of us expected what was about to happen!

Exodus Road, part of the worship team, began to sing in a chant, ‘Halleluyah, Halleluyah, Halleluyah, Halleluyah.’  Because they had played…

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Ephraim Frank on the Sanballot spirit

walls broken downWritten in 2004, the following article, written by Ephraim Frank, posted on Etz B’ney Yosef, stands as a solemn warning that the plans to rebuild will not go unhindered. As it was in the days of Ezra and Nehemiah, we, too, must hold our swords in one hand and our trowels in the other as we work together to protect the infant that was born in Tampa on March 6 and rebuild the northern kingdom of the House of Israel. “And our adversaries said, ‘They will neither know nor see anything, till we come into their midst and kill them and cause the work to cease’” (Nehemiah 4:11). The Sanballot attitude of being “deeply disturbed” over the king’s plan to allow the restoration of Jerusalem is as prevalent today as it was in the days of Nehemiah. Now it makes sense why, after I repented of my sins in 1998 and began to hungrily read my Bible, it was the Book of Nehemiah that over and over drew my attention.

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History of Ephraim and Manesseh by Linda Watson

Linda Watson, a history buff from New Orleans, has spent years researching the history and migration of Jacob’s descendants. Her website 12tribehistory.com is brimming with articles and radio archives. You can hear her programs on Hebrew Nation Radio, both live and by podcast. In light of the recent B’ney Yosef Summit and the birth of the nation of Ephraim, it seems appropriate to post Linda’s fascinating findings. As with everything else, do your own research. Books by Steven M. Collins and Yair Davidy are a good place to begin.

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SC National Shabbat: March 19

Anybody want to go with me?


Our next South Carolina National Shabbat is fast approaching and promises to be better than the first, a tough order!!

You will recall that the first SC National Shabbat, December 5, 2015, drew about 225 like-minded Messianic and Hebrew roots believers from across SC for a day of worship, dancing, fellowship and fun!  Well, it is time to do it all again, only we expect a larger crowd.  Venue has changed! Entirely indoors with plenty of room to dance and fellowship, this promises to be a really neat place.


The music is going to be provided by dear friends of ours, the Washburns, from middle Tennessee.  We will also give a full report on the B’ney Yosef North America Summit.  My expectation is that we’ll have a very special video to share that is not yet released…  Other surprises lurk, too!!

If you are interested in attending and have…

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Job’s Daughters-A picture of Ephraim?

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Cathy Helms

March 11, 2016

In the particular read-through-the-Bible-in-a year-assignment which I happen to be following this year (recommended by Al McCarn), it so happened that the final chapters of the book of Job coincided with the readings for parshas Vayakhel and Pekudai, as well as the close of the Bney Yosef Summit in Tampa (March 4-6 2016).

The final verses of the book captured my attention when I noticed that Job’s three daughters are named in the text–but his seven sons, curiously,  are not. As the number three always reminds me of the resurrection of Messiah Yeshua, I was provoked to start digging into the meanings of the names. To my great surprise, a clear picture of returning Ephraim emerged. Come, please, examine what I have found.

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Just call me a Hebrew

Last weekend, while the presidential candidates wrestled, while the current administration pursued its unholy agenda of forming a Palestinian state, while the Supreme Court of the United States argued over the Texas abortion case, a birth took place in Tampa. The northern kingdom of the House of Israel, a.k.a. Ephraim, as the prophets frequently refer to it, has been officially resurrected with the signing of the articles of the Declaration of Dependence and the inauguration of the executive council and the committee of elders.

Many of us who have been walking as Abraham walked by pursuing obedience to God’s instructions, following the example of our Messiah, have come to the understanding that we are born again Hebrews. We, like Abraham who literally crossed the Euphrates to obey God’s call to leave Babylon, have also crossed over into a whole new lifestyle, purpose, and calling. In the process of coming out of Egypt and Babylon, we have struggled to identify ourselves and to explain to others why we do what we do.

For me it became crystal clear on the Fourth of July 2008, the day my granddaughter, Lily Catherine, was born. On that warm morning, sitting on the cabana in the foothills of North Carolina, waiting for news from my son, the flag pole which hosted both the American and the Israeli flags, drew my attention. The pleasant breeze had given way to a brisk wind, yet, incredibly, the American flag hung limply while the Israel flag waved proudly. It was an astounding picture and I knew Abba was informing me that while America is my home, I am a citizen of Israel. Not, mind you, a citizen of the modern, postage-stamp sized nation; but, a citizen of the commonwealth of Israel, whose destiny is to return to the land promised to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. This past weekend, it was made official. The northern kingdom has been resurrected. We can now declare that we are non-Jewish Hebrews.

Al McCarn, author of Give Me a Place Where I May Dwell, and co-host of Remnant Road, which can be heard live on Monday mornings at 11 EST and on podcasts on Hebrew Nation Radio, took his place as executive director of Bney Yosef North America. The following are his opening remarks to the some 200 delegates who attended last weekend’s momentous event.  Continue reading Just call me a Hebrew

A couple thoughts on the Summit

I am sure that Pete would agree the significance of last weekend in Tampa is beyond any human’s ability to adequately put into words; but his attempt is worthy your time.


It has been almost a year ago now that Kelly and I visited Adat Shalom Fellowship in Summerville, SC to explain why we were going to Ariel, Israel for the First B’ney Yosef National Congress.  After we spoke to the fellowship they had a time of prayer and dedication.  During that time several people came up to share a word they had received.  One gentleman came up and spoke several things, but there was one paragraph that shocked me and stuck with me.  It was a humbling and awe inspiring statement that drifted to the back of my mind and only over dinner last Sunday evening did it come rushing back drawing tears from my already red eyes.

He said,

…You have the face of one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence.  You could be in that famous painting.  You look just like one of those men….


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