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Welcome to Light on the Rock

God’s spring holydays are here – and soon gone – before we know it.  As you know, we – like the early believers --keep God’s holy days which Yeshua the Messiah and his followers all kept.  I hope we’re focusing on the Christ – which all the holydays point to.  Yeshua is our Passover, He is the Lamb of God slain to take away the sins of the world,  HE is our unleavened bread, HE is our Resurrection and our LIFE.  He is the Messiah, the Christ, the promised Anointed One.  HE is our righteousness.   HE is our Redeemer, our Saviour, King, Lord, Leader as well as our Beloved older brother.  And he is the Beloved Son of God Most High, who is his father, and your father.  Can we be more blessed than that?  Come Lord, come.  Enjoy this website.  If it’s blessing you, please spread the word and let others know about our site and how we glorify our Light on the Rock that HE is.

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04-16-2018
by Philip Shields
Duration: 1 hr 11 mins 15 secs
In the time between the first Passover and Pentecost, YHVH gushed water from the Rock after it was smitten. Forty years later, He does it again but this time Moses is told to SPEAK to the Rock. Why the difference? Why were Israel’s elders on the rock with Moses the first time, and not the second time? Why did Moses’ disbelief in this instance keep him from entering the Promised Land? And what does all this have to do with us today? Originally posted in 2014, this timeless message will make you ponder a lot of things in your relationship with our Father and Yeshua.
04-07-2018
by Philip Shields
Duration: 1 hr 8 mins 7 secs
After Passover and Days of Unleavened Bread, ask yourself: “How FEROCIOUSLY am I fighting what’s wrong in my life, the sins I have allowed to remain in me?” What happens if we don’t root them out? What drastic actions are you willing to take? HOW do we gain the victory over sins that have plagued us all our lives? Is it even possible to be rid of all sin in this life? What warnings does our God give us about cohabiting with unconquered sin? What’s the path to sure victory? All this and more in today’s sermon.
04-02-2018
by Philip Shields
Duration: 1 hr 19 mins 1 sec
Given originally in 2014, this message is timeless, especially if you focus on the last half of the sermon. Three days and 3 night after Christ’s death, he rose again, and then ascended to heaven “on the first of the weeks" after Yeshua's crucifixion. Our Messiah 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. Any modern dates given in this message applied to 2014, but you’ll get the important points. Philip
03-29-2018
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.
03-24-2018
by Philip Shields
Duration: 1 hr 2 mins 14 secs
Yes, put out the physical leaven before Passover. But are we AS diligent in searching out the SPIRITUAL leaven in our hearts? I refer to the more serious leaven of hidden sins, secret sins, bad habits that don’t glorify God and areas of our lives where we need to change? Is a FAST in order to help us do a deep spiritual cleansing and spiritual deleavening? In what areas of our lives do we need to make changes? Where do we need overcoming to take place? Remember to BE ready for Passover, examine ourselves and take the Passover joyfully in a worthy manner. This sermon will help you do that.
03-17-2018
by Philip Shields
Duration: 1 hr 19 mins 58 secs
This is a re-post of the timeless message of the Pre-Passover sermon of April 2014. This message is not only about Yeshua's blood, but also about Father's love, whose idea it was to find a way to wash away ALL our sins in the blood of His Word, who became flesh - Yeshua (Jesus). You'll appreciate the crimson thread of the promise of the blood of Christ woven through scripture. You'll need the printed notes to see the diagrams, signs and photo as you hear the audio. I'm sorry I spoke so fast to get thru it all. See what the camp of Israel looked like from the air. Hear something intriguing about Golgotha. Be inspired by the "hidden-in-plain sight" message the pagan Pilate put over the head of our Messiah. . . and much, much more. Embrace Father's love. Receive our Savior's loving sacrifice, amen.
03-09-2018
by Philip Shields
Duration: 1 hr 5 mins 41 secs
Passover and the spring holydays will soon be upon us. Are you ready? Do you have to get ready? Don’t let Passover sneak up on you without a lot of thought. Or are you missing our Father’s and our Beloved Yeshua’s love for us because we’re listening to Satan’s messages of unworthiness and failure? May you be blessed in your Passover preparation with this message of our God’s great love for you. Hallelujah! Praise our loving God and review how to have your best Passover ever.
03-03-2018
by Philip Shields
Duration: 1 hr 19 mins 58 secs
This timeless message (2 parts) is a re-post from 2014, and a great way to prepare for Passover. We discuss the 2 sides of Passover: the incredible love of God as well as the incredible severity of God (Romans 11:22). Why does it take so much innocent blood to be shed in order to forgive sin? We explain. In Part 1 - we also introduce the beginning of "the crimson thread" throughout scripture pointing to the coming Messiah. For example, why did Isaac carry the wood to his own sacrifice? When was our Savior sacrificed - at least in God's mind? Also we go in depth into the many things our dear Father provides for us through the blood of His Son, the Christ (it's much, much more than just being forgiven of our sins). This sermon ends with us beginning to explore the nuances of Exodus 12. (To be continued in part 2).
02-17-2018
by Philip Shields
Duration: 1 hr 11 mins 3 secs
You know the greatest command is to love God with all your being. But now, have you fallen in love with Yeshua (Jesus)? Have you thought of such intimacy with your Redeemer? How does one fall in love with Him? Do you express your love, in these clear terms? I hope you find this to be a deeper element of coming to know your God and Savior.
02-03-2018
by Philip Shields
Duration: 1 hr 12 mins 56 secs
John Goddard famously made a list of 127 life goals, most of which he fulfilled. What did Apostle Pau say were HIS greatest life goals? What are yours? This sermon reveals our greatest quest – according to YHVH, Yeshua and Paul. Plus we discuss HOW to accomplish this quest. Yeshua says that this goal is what eternal life is all about. And God Most High says this is the goal He says is worth glorying about. Find out in this very important message
12-30-2017
by Jeff Niccum
Series: Prophecy
Duration: 1 hr 17 mins 44 secs
This lesson was first posted 7 years ago, but you’ll enjoy it today. God exists in eternity. There was nothing but the spirit dimension prior to the physical creation. Will the physical creation last forever, or will the reality of the universe revert back to only the spirit dimension? Is the physical creation the means to an end - and if so, what end? Based on clues from scripture, this message is a thought-provoking and fun hypothesis to ponder. This message also includes an intriguing analysis of the new Jerusalem. Enjoy. (Philip's note: This message is from Jeff Niccum, a friend and elder in WA state. From time to time, I'll try to add other messages for a change of pace.)
12-23-2017
by Philip Shields
Duration: 1 hr 5 mins 17 secs
Many of God’s children attend their church but don’t actively contribute to the growth of the body. Do you feel like you’re a contributing part of the Body of Christ? What IS your part? Do you know what gifts you’ve been given by the Holy Spirit? Are you using those gifts to help the Body grow in love? This teaching will help crystalize these concepts for you – for you surely do have a part to play, services to render and things to do in the sacred body of Christ.
11-25-2017
by Philip Shields
Duration: 1 hr 14 mins 51 secs
DON’T look back! “Remember Lot’s wife” Luke 17:32. This is such an important topic. Looking back can definitely affect your future. I believe most believers break Christ’s command from time to time not to do what Lot’s wife did. WE, like Lot’s wife, are warned not to look back. WE are warned to remember Lot’s wife. Find out some of the ways you may have never even thought of – on how we look back. What should we do instead? What does looking back show us and show God about us? What are the main ways we look back? Hear of God’s wonderful gift about this topic as well.
11-04-2017
by Philip Shields
Duration: 1 hr 42 mins 14 secs
This is the sermon I gave at the recent Feast of Tabernacles with a few edits. We all have a voice. Are you using it? Are you uniting it with other voices of children of God? Whose Voice is ultimately the ONE Voice we need to be speaking, representing and exhibiting? How the One Voice will help restore all things to the One WAY we are learning from our one Father. Enjoy and hopefully be refreshed by this message of hope and love.
10-20-2017
by Jeff Niccum
Series: Prophecy
Duration: 1 hr 7 mins 3 secs
This is a re-posting of a sermon by Jeff Niccum given in a previous year. 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.
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.
04-07-2017
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.

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