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We’re well into the final four holydays of the 7th month now. Please feel free to search through Sept-October messages of previous years and you’ll find lots of timeless sermons and blogs.  I’ve reposted the series from 2013 on “Our Breathtaking Destiny – a truth many are missing. We certainly are much, much closer now to the clouds and sky rolling back like a scroll, and revealing our King of Kings and our Beloved Savior.  Hasten the day, Father, that you send back our Redeemer and let’s begin the 1000-year reign here on earth

The holydays, which begin in the Spring, reveal His wonderful plan of salvation, where eventually almost all will be saved. Some die-hard rebels will be burned up after a brief time period after the Millennium. Just see Revelation 20-22, but then YHVH creates the new heavens and new earth. A new universe!  Some believe this new universe will be composed entirely of spirit – so there will never be any decay, rust, destruction or death when that happens.  SO much to talk about!

You all have a WONDERFUL and safe Feast of Tabernacles and then the 8th day – picturing the all new beginnings!  Shalom, peace and blessings from our Father and Saviour to you all.  

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09-30-2017
by Philip Shields
Duration: 1 hr 16 mins 59 secs
The Wondrous POSITIVE meaning of the day. This is a holyday with rich meaning. Why – on Yom Kippur/Atonement – are we talking about atoning for sins again? Wasn’t that settled with Passover? And why do we fast? Who worked on this day and why? Why were there 2 goats? Are we giving Yeshua the full glory he deserves on this holyday? What is this day of Atonement all about? In this teaching we focus positively on the glorious good news of this day and focus on Yeshua all the way through.
09-29-2017
by Philip Shields
This CONCLUDES THE SERIES about the ultimate divine secret or mystery revealed. See it more clearly revealed in Genesis 1. Learn what must come before dominion on earth. Is God finished creating? Can there be more than one “God” Being and still recite Deuteronomy 6:4? Hints of more than one throughout scripture. What will your resurrection body be like? How this helps us to better appreciate Passover … and more.
09-28-2017
by Philip Shields
Duration: 1 hr 19 mins 58 secs
09-27-2017
by Philip Shields
Duration: 1 hr 19 mins 58 secs
Have you ever wondered why you were born? What’s the meaning and purpose of your life? What is our ultimate destiny? What’s this life really all about? Why is God called our “Father” and why are we called “children of God”? What’s eternity going to be like? Hear this message and find out the most exciting news from your own Bible. What YHVH (God) has prepared for you and me is beyond our wildest dreams. Hear a glimpse of the mysteries of God being revealed.
09-21-2017
by Philip Shields
Duration: 1 hr 19 mins 19 secs
Sept 2017 – reposted from October 2016 This year’s Feast of Trumpets falls on Sept 21 or 22, 2017, depending on which calendar you’re using. I am reposting the notes and audio from 2016, and everything applies except the dates I cite in the 2016 audio. This is a time of great joy and jubilation – as well as alarm – depending on the side you’re on. Sound the alarm, blow the trumpet, listen to the shofar blasts. But why is it called a day of clouds and gloominess? Why don’t we call it Rosh Hashanah and what is the Bible name for this day? Does the first resurrection happen on this day – or earlier in the spring, picturing those being called out now? When does Yeshua/Jesus land on the Mt of Olives? WHY is this day called a “memorial”? A day of remembrance of what?
09-16-2017
by Philip Shields
Duration: 1 hr 14 mins 14 secs
(and what he wants to do with/thru you) God our Father has always been very active, not just quietly in the background, especially in OT times as many believe. And he’s busy working in you. You’re in him and he’s in you. Yes, I’ll have sermons soon about the glory and greatness of Christ too! We hope this series has helped us see what a hard-working, involved, Supreme deity who has never changed – that we have as our own dear Father. Here we answer the questions from Philippians 2 about Christ “being equal” to the Father. Plus more scriptures showing “YHVH” (the LORD) could refer to either God the Father or the Messiah in the OT. We conclude with an examination of how deep God’s love is for you, and what He wants for you and could be doing in you – if we would just align with him. Praise our Great God and Father!
08-26-2017
by Philip Shields
Duration: 1 hr 14 mins 56 secs
This teaching will inspire and surprise you to see just how involved our God and Father is in our lives and in world events since Adam and Eve. We hope you feel God’s heart in this sermon as you see Him empowering Yeshua’s miracles and devising the plan of salvation as the Master Architect. How involved is God the Father himself in deciding who should be called now? Who decides who gets to be the Bride of the Son of God? And when is Christ coming back? Who makes all those decisions? What will it be like to meet God the Father personally face to face someday? When did God run? Enjoy your Father even as you worship Him.
08-05-2017
by Philip Shields
Duration: 1 hr 14 mins 57 secs
The Bible speaks of all-night-long prayers and short prayers. Both have their time and place. This teaching discusses both. Have you or I ever prayed all night long? But when we have formed a strong bond with God, even short prayers of a few seconds in length, can be life changing. Do you pray 10-20-30x every day? This teaching shows you how. Why pray often? Is your LIFE, the temple of God’s spirit, seen as “God’s House of Prayer”? This teaching focuses on some of the most powerful short prayers in the Bible and how your own life can be transformed by frequent conversations with your Maker every day. You may find your whole view of prayer changes with this message.
07-22-2017
by Philip Shields
Duration: 1 hr 8 mins 12 secs
Part 1 of 2 In the Old and New Testaments Without intending to, many people diminish the glory of God – or Christ – by not realizing how active BOTH have been from before the creation of Adam and Eve. Was the One we know as “God the Father” active in the Old Testament – or is it entirely true that “the God of the Old Testament was Christ”? In this 2-part sermon you will be surprised what scripture actually says about God Most High, our Father. When “God” is mentioned in the OT, is that only Christ, or only the Father? Is Christ the only Creator? Is Christ the only Savior? What about the Father – is HE also called Creator, Savior and other titles? How can Christ be God and the Father be God – and yet there be only ONE God? Are Christ and his Father equal in authority? You’ll appreciate our wonderful heavenly Father – and Yeshua -- more than ever with this teaching, backed by numerous scriptures.
06-25-2017
by Philip Shields
Duration: 54 mins 7 secs
2 John 8. Do you look to God to reward you for good deeds you do and kindnesses you show? Or is it self-serving to seek after a reward, or glory and honor from our God who has already given us so much? Which is right? Learn what God Most High says about rewards and what pleases and displeases Him. Learn WHY God likes to reward. Perhaps you’ll be inspired by this message to get to work serving God and doing works of kindness more than ever before – as you seek a FULL reward.
06-17-2017
by Philip Shields
Duration: 49 mins 5 secs
While referring to our Creator, we often just say “God”. But there are 150 scriptures that refer to “MY God” and many more that refer to “your God” or “our God” or “our Father”, “my Redeemer” and more. This sermon is about the power that happens as we own the relationship offered us by our Abba. We pray this message will cause you to think and reword how you refer to our awesome God and Savior.
06-14-2017
by Philip Shields
“Father’s Day” is coming up in America. This message was delivered originally in 2010. Do you have a loving relationship with the ultimate Abba or Father of all those filled by his spirit — our heavenly Father? Though there are references in the Old Covenant of our God also being a Father, the real breakthrough came in the new covenant with the coming of the Son of God, formerly the eternal Word of God. Learn how even the Hebrew alphabet points to our Father. You’ll also learn of “the Ultimate Father’s Day” of the ages.
06-03-2017
by Philip Shields
Series: Prophecy
Duration: 1 hr 19 mins 16 secs
Yeshua said, "I go prepare a place for you". This message explains the astonishing connection of John 14 with Pentecost. Are we going to heaven to get married or not? What does Pentecost have to do with weddings involving the Living God? Learn how the weddings of Jesus' day picture what God is doing so his Son has a wonderful home for his Bride when he marries her. Where will the Wedding Supper take place? Where is that exciting home and huppah bridal chamber for the Bride? Are the ten virgins of Matthew 25 the same as the Bride? And what does all this have to do with Pentecost? It's time to find out!
06-02-2017
by Philip Shields
Duration: 1 hr 19 mins 23 secs
Hear your Love Story, your "goel" Redeemer, Gleanings and threshing floor times...it's all here. On Pentecost (Shavuot in Hebrew), the book of Ruth is often read and discussed. Why? Find out in this teaching. Learn about YOUR kinsman redeemer, your "goel" - your eternity depends on it. Are you in a "threshing floor" time of your life? Learn what that means. Learn the lessons of courage and faith that remarkable Ruth will teach us all. We'll read this book with a spiritual outlook as we apply famines of the word of Yehowah, and marriage of set-apart believers to their King. This short book is really not just about Ruth and Boaz - but about you and your marriage to your King, your divine Redeemer.
05-27-2017
by Philip Shields
Duration: 1 hr 13 mins 44 secs
What are your sabbath days like? Holy, enjoyable, refreshing, restful and happy – or a drag and boring? This message explores how to make the sabbath a more productive and holy time. We explore why I call it your “date” with your future husband Yeshua. How would you prepare for a date with Christ? Why am I calling it a “date” or “appointment”? Should you buy anything on the sabbath? Is any work allowed? What personal activities would be recommended – and which ones not? All this and more are in this message. Let others know about this topic. We all could use it.
05-20-2017
by Philip Shields
Duration: 1 hr 12 mins 2 secs
All through our lives, there are things that cause us to fear and worry. We are in the last days when perilous times shall come. Even great patriarchs of the Bible had fears and worries. What should we do when faced with terrifying situations and possibilities? What are you afraid of? How do we deal with the times when we see God is going to allow us to go through prolonged pain, illness and suffering – and maybe even death to loved ones or to ourselves? 7 Keys to having victory over fears and worries.
05-09-2017
by Philip Shields
Series: Sabbath
Duration: 1 hr 9 mins 57 secs
Though originally posted in 2008, the material in this sermon series is timeless. Whether you keep the 7th day Sabbath or not, I urge you to hear this 3-part series. I promise, it will be worth your time. Most Christians believe the 7th Day Sabbath was changed to Sunday in the New Testament to honor the resurrection of Jesus. This 2 or 3 part series will address the major issues: Has the Sabbath been fulfilled and therefore no longer required? Was the Sabbath in force before Mt. Sinai? Is the Sabbath a more important commandment than others? Was the Sabbath just for Israel and not Gentiles? How can we even be sure which day now - since Creation - is the 7th day? This first sermon will challenge long held notions, no matter from which camp you come!
05-09-2017
by Philip Shields
Series: Sabbath
Duration: 1 hr 17 mins 23 secs
Recorded originally in 2008, you’ll find this 3-part Sabbath series helpful information. Do you worship God out of tradition – or according to God's word? This message will encourage you to freshly examine the Sabbath of God. Did Jesus really break the Sabbath? Did He and the apostles change the 7th Day Sabbath to Sunday worship to honor the resurrection? Or, is there now no Sabbath required in the New covenant, because Jesus is our rest? Did the New Testament Gentiles keep the Sabbath? Will the Sabbath be kept forever and ever? These and more will be addressed in this message.
05-09-2017
by Philip Shields
Series: Sabbath
Duration: 1 hr 20 mins
Recorded originally in 2008, you’ll find this 3-part Sabbath series helpful information. We explore and explain various scriptures some use to tout their teaching that God's Sabbath commandment has either been annulled or fulfilled in Christ. Jesus warned us not to minimize God's commands by our traditions (Mark 7:7-13). We end with a brief summary of how the 4th century "Christian" practices regarding Sabbath/Sunday worship had become quite different from Sabbath practices observed by the earliest believers, which we studied in sermon #2. We pray this message will help dedicate you to obeying God's 4th commandment instead of popular custom.
04-15-2017
by Philip Shields
Duration: 1 hr 19 mins 1 sec
"On the first of the weeks" after Yeshua's crucifixion, He ascended as the Wavesheaf offering, sanctifying the rest of the harvest of souls so that WE could be accepted by Father. Wavesheaf day is not a holyday, but IS a significant day. Learn about the exciting meaning of Wavesheaf day. Also learn exactly when Yeshua's (Jesus) resurrection took place. (This sermon was originally given in 2014 but it’s message is timeless. Focus especially on the last half of the sermon.)
04-09-2017
by Philip Shields
Duration: 1 hr 6 mins 7 secs
This is the Passover service for those of you wishing to have one conducted for you, or if you need some notes to guide you. You will find the transcript and summary here. The first 2 pages are the instructions of how to set up a local Passover service. Then pages 3-12 are the actual transcript of the service in case the local host would like to read and conduct the service himself. Have a solemnly joyful and meaningful Passover and may our Father's Spirit be with you. And praise the love of our father and of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ (or Yeshua, his Hebrew name). This is not a traditional Jewish Seder service, but a Christian Passover using footwashing and the emblems of the matzah and wine, and Yeshua's last words.
04-07-2017
by Philip Shields
Duration: 1 hr 18 mins 33 secs
Yeshua came as a Jew. But Jews for the most part reject him as the Messiah. Why? Don’t be so hard on the Jews. There are strong reasons why they find it hard to receive him as their Savior or Messiah. We WILL see more and more Jews come to recognize and accept their Jewish Savior. This sermon will help you understand where they’re coming from. If you’re a Jew listening to this, I’d love your comments and feedback.
04-01-2017
by Philip Shields
Duration: 1 hr 19 mins 36 secs
Passover will be here soon. In Luke 22:20 Yeshua (Jesus) said the cup was the New Covenant in His blood. This sermon will help you make a more conscious connection between the New Covenant and the Passover emblems. What makes the New Covenant “new” or “better”? Is it really just the same as the Old Covenant minus the Aaronic priesthood, sacrifices and temple? Learn how it’s much, much more than that. Can we be saying we’re in the New Covenant and yet be acting like we’re still in the Old Covenant? Reposted from Feb 2015 when it was first given.
03-11-2017
by Philip Shields
James 5:16 says the fervent prayers of righteous people are the ones that “avail much”. ARE our prayers “fervent”? Do you feel you could use a pep talk to put more spark and fervency into your praying? This teaching defines fervency in prayer and gives several examples of fervent prayer. Can a silent prayer be fervent? Do fervent prayers have to be loud, long, or animated? Find out, from scriptural examples.. Many of us could benefit from this teaching about the power of fervent prayer.
02-25-2017
by Philip Shields
Duration: 1 hr 19 mins 36 secs
Almost everyone professing to be a Christian knows that Christ, the son of God, died for our sins and thereby took away the death penalty of our sins. That’s already deeply profound. In this teaching we explore several other deeply meaningful things he did for us. What else was taken away when he took away our sins? But do you and I LET him take all of these other things away, or do we insist on clinging to some consequences of sin? Let this Passover be more meaningful because of understanding the depth and totality of Christ’s sacrifice.
02-04-2017
by Philip Shields
Duration: 1 hr 19 mins 27 secs
our name is special and yet the Almighty is going to give us 3-4 brand new names in His kingdom. What is a “name”? Why do we need new names? What will your new names be? We’re given some strong clues. WHO will be those receiving new names? Will your name include your Father’s and mother’s names – and more? Where will you be given those names? Find out all this and more in this encouraging message. Hear the audio with notes. Though originally given in 2004, this sermon has been totally updated with new material. So if you heard it before, you’ll be inspired to hear it again.
12-17-2016
by Philip Shields
Only those who are led by our God’s Spirit are children of God (Romans 8:14). Too many of us are led by our own emotions, fears, concerns, public opinion, or even by our church or pastor – anything or anyone but the holy spirit! In this sermon discover what “being led by” God’s spirit looks like, how it happens, and what can stop it. What does it mean to be led by the spirit, according to scripture? This is such an important topic.
11-20-2016
by Philip Shields
President Kennedy once famously said ‘Ask not what your country can do for you but what you can do for your country”. What CAN you and I do about our country and the perils it faces? What about the most recent US election? Should we just remain quiet and do nothing in such a time as this – or is our God looking for more from us? Or should we just say we are part of the heavenly city and just have nothing to do with our physical country? This message applies to people from anywhere in the world.
11-08-2016
by Philip Shields
Duration: 52 mins 21 secs
This message was recorded on Nov 6, a day and a half before the US elections. Holding any office of leadership is a huge responsibility, and especially if you’re President of the USA. This message speaks of God’s heart for our leaders and how He would like to our leader lead. The material here will apply equally to all of us who are being called to be part of the Royal Priesthood. Also: how should the people of the country view the new President, once we know who it is?
11-05-2016
by Philip Shields
Duration: 1 hr 19 mins 36 secs
Jeremiah 31:31-34 says “all will know Him, from the least to the greatest” when our King of kings returns to rule the earth with his Bride. Will that happen quickly and automatically? What role will the Bride of Christ play? Do you know him now intimately? How important is it to really know him? What kind of world will we inherit at first? As the Bride of Christ you will play a major role in leading the world to come to know their new King. In this sermon, you’ll hear some exciting examples of how you will help bring this about through the love of God exercised in your leadership as a spirit immortal leader. God speed this day.
10-29-2016
by Philip Shields
Duration: 41 mins 42 secs
What do children of Holy God have in common with vampires, witchcraft and the hooliganism often associated with Halloween? Find out about the pagan origins of this season and how God warns His children to have nothing to do with works of darkness, and to "Come out of her, My People".
10-21-2016
by Jeff Niccum
Series: Prophecy
Duration: 1 hr 7 mins 3 secs
We know from Revelation 20:1-3 that Satan is bound and put away during the entirety of the 1000-year reign of Christ on the earth. But why does it say later in that chapter that after the 1000 years are up, Satan is released once more, and once again he deceives millions. WHY would God release this evil leader of demons? Find out why in this fascinating sermon by Jeff Niccum.
10-19-2016
by Philip Shields
Duration: 1 hr 19 mins 15 secs
God “used to” reveal himself to men and women “in Bible times” through angels, and even from Christ himself. Others had dreams and visions. These happened both in the Old and New Testament accounts and even after Christ’s resurrection. Has God quit revealing himself and His will? Peter says in Acts 2 that he believed the Joel 2 prophecy was happening; that men AND women were speaking as led by the Holy Spirit. This sermon shows that God has not retired, has not gone mute, but in fact reveals Himself in many ways to those who have ears to hear and eyes to see. Be sure to print out the notes but also hear the audio – as so much more is in the audio than just the notes.
10-12-2016
by Philip Shields
Series: Prophecy
Duration: 1 hr 17 mins 52 secs
We know God is holy, righteous, perfect, majestic. Can God also be fun? What does He like to do, what IS He like? And when we are spirit like Him, what abilities and powers will we have? We hope this inspires especially young people to see your future with God in new light.
10-01-2016
by Philip Shields
Series: Prophecy
Duration: 1 hr 18 mins 6 secs
Are you excited about eternity and life as a spirit being in the resurrection? Or are you not so sure you want to live forever? When we're changed to spirit, what will our lives be like? Will it be fun? We know God is holy - - but is God fun? Will we enjoy eternity with Him? What do spirit beings do? Whether you're a teenager or a 92 year old, this message can rekindle your excitement about what God is offering you - as we explore your soon-coming life in the SPIRIT world!
09-18-2016
by Philip Shields
Duration: 1 hr 16 mins 54 secs
Is the azazel about Christ – or about Satan’s work? I wanted to get this topic out before most of you keep Atonement. I know there are some keeping the fall holydays a month early. Is the goal azazel a picture of Christ – or Satan? Various ones say it is one or the other. You might be surprised and it might be a major shift for some of you. But I hope the scriptural backing in this teaching will bring you to the right conclusion. Yeshua and Yeshua (Jesus) alone is our Redeemer, Atonement, Savior and the One who reconciles us back to God. He shares those roles with no one else. May this teaching leave you praising Yeshua as you prepare for the Fall holydays. You’ll never think of Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) as a dry or boring day ever again.
09-09-2016
by Philip Shields
Duration: 1 hr 12 mins 4 secs
Whether you’re a man or woman, I promise you – you will gain some inspiring insights into man-woman by this sermon. We decided to start with Christ and how he treated women, rather than start with the traditional passages in Ephesians, etc. We are to have HIS mind and be more and more like Him – in all areas. Which social taboos and rules did He break and ignore to show the way women should be treated? How did He treat repentant women of ill repute? How did He use women to spread the gospel in their own unique way? What areas can we perhaps change and grow in – as we see our Example before us? There’s also a lot in here about being single – and what YHVH ways to single men and women. Enjoy!
09-03-2016
by Philip Shields
Duration: 48 mins 16 secs
The 7th day of the Feast, or the 8th day holyday? John 7:37-39 With the Feast of Tabernacles coming shortly, I thought it would be timely to cover this topic. Is the “Last Great Day” really about the 8th day, the holyday after the 7 day Feast of Tabernacles, or is the “Last Great Day” about events pictured on the 7th day, the last day of the Feast? What does the 7th day picture? What happened on the 7th Day of the Feast that related to Yeshua’s electrifying statement and plea to come to Him and drink of Him (John 7:37-39)? Why was there a “Pierced One” on this day? Why was the Pool of Siloam involved? Was there any water on the 8th day holyday? This message may change the way you think of “the Last Great Day”.
08-27-2016
by Philip Shields
Duration: 1 hr 13 mins 16 secs
FREE the Holy Spirit to work in your fellowship. Is the true living God in religion? Did He ever form a religion? Or is he after relationship? Is the Holy Spirit free-flowing and actively working in your fellowship group and in your life? Do you hear the Shepherd’s voice (John 10:27)? Are you and your group led by the Holy Spirit? Do you see the gifts of the spirit at work in every member? What are your gifts of the spirit and are you allowed to use your gifts to edify your fellowship – or is that role exclusive to ordained ministers? This and much more in this intriguing message.
08-06-2016
by Philip Shields
Duration: 1 hr 13 mins 38 secs
What is God’s greatest miracle? Amazingly enough, it includes you and me and many more. Are you a partner in God’s miracle? Do we have the mind of Christ in the various ways he demonstrates this miracle? What did Yeshua say brings him so much joy – and why? Do you experience the same joy for the same reasons? May this teaching bless you as our Father calls more and more to his family.

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