Turn to freedom our captivity and restore our fortunes, O YHVH, as the streams in the the Negev (South), are restored by the torrents. Psalms 126:4 AMP
Shabbat shalom dearly beloved:
This coming Shabbat we are celebrating the Feast of Passover and Matsa (Unleavened Bread) for seven days. We rejoice in Yeshua being our Passover Lamb through which both Jew and Gentile can be free from the bondage of sin and escape the coming judgment!
Purge out therefore the old leaven that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Messiah our Passover is sacrificed for us. 1 Corinthians 5:7 KJV
We remember that all of Israel was a slave in Egypt for 430 years until YHVH heard our cries and sent us a deliverer from among our people by the name of Moses to confront the wicked rule of Egypt on our behalf. Finally after 10 astounding plagues against Egypt YHVH set us free to start our journey back to our Covenant Land of Israel. We call this the Exodus and indeed the whole story is in the book of Exodus in the Holy Scriptures. We are commanded to celebrate Passover and Unleavened Bread forever!
And this day shall be unto you for a memorial; and ye shall keep it a feast to YHVH throughout your generations; ye shall keep it a feast by an ordinance forever. Exodus 12:14
ONE LAST CRY
And the sons of Israel sighed because of the bondage, and they cried out; and their cry for help because of their bondage rose up to Elohim. So Elohim heard their groaning; and God remembered His covenant with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Exodus 2:23,24
There is one last cry of the Jewish People to be released from bitter bondage of exile. This is the Cry of the Anusim. There is still one large Exodus awaiting the Jewish People. This is the Last Exodus, the Exodus of the Sephardic Jews that lost their identity due to the Spanish Inquisition since 1492.
And the exiles of this host of the sons of Israel, who are among the Canaanites as far as Zarephath, and the exiles of Jerusalem who are in Sepharad will possess the cities of the Negev. Obadiah 20 NASB
There are a people on earth that are becoming known at the speed of light! These are a hidden Lost and forgotten people that until recently not many knew about or even gave them a thought or a minute of prayer. The most surprising fact about these people is that they are descendants of Spanish Jews that lost their identity due to the horrors of the Spanish Inquisition (from 1492) that forced them to either convert to Christianity or be expelled out of Spain after 500-1000 years of living there.
A few of them, like my family chose to flee Spain relinquishing all our possessions but not being willing to relinquish our identity as Jews. Many more yielded to the threats and converted reluctantly while keeping their Jewishness under- ground. These were called the Conversos or the Crypto Jews. There was a large number of Portuguese Jews that were not even given the option to decide whether to convert or no, they were simply baptized en masse in the central square of Lisbon against their will. These are called the ANUSIM.
The ANUSIM are those who were forcibly converted in Spain or in Portugal against their will therefore they kept their Jewish traditions under penalty of death.
BNEI ANUSIM- THE DESCENDANTS OF THE ANUSIM
Then you will say in your heart, ‘who has begotten these for me, since I have been bereaved of my children and am barren, an exile and a wanderer? And who has reared these? behold, I was left alone; from where did these come?’” Isaiah 49:21 NASB
Statistics tell us that there are about 60 Million descendants of the general population of the Conversos, those Spanish Jews that decided to convert rather than be expelled from Spain. They carry well known Latin names such as Perez, Gonzalez, Lopez, Hernandez , Olivares and others that end in ES or EZ , S or Z at the end like Ruiz, Diaz and many more!
However among those 60 Million descendants there are a certain number of them that we would call the Anusim because they did not choose to convert, they were forced to do so and they kept the traditions of our ancestors alive yet with time (over 500 years!) they forgot their identity but the traditions remained. Many of them light candles on Friday night (start of Shabbat) and they do not why, or put a white table cloth and have a festive meal and do not know why, they mostly marry among themselves, keep some sort of version of Passover and again do not know why.
These traditions were kept at great cost. If any Christian-Catholic neighbor would notice them, they could report it to the Inquisition authorities, the Auto de Fe or the moving tribunal of the inquisition. They in turn would interrogate the culprit which would most likely end being burn alive in the central square of the city after horrendous tortures and terrible humiliations. The Auto de Fe of the Inquisition moved all over Spain but also it travelled to North and South America, to the new continent discovered by Cristopher Columbus. This Auto de Fe would reach all the way to countries such as Peru, Mexico and Colombia.
Columbus was a Christian from a Jewish family that had converted much before the Spanish Inquisition started. Contrary to most beliefs, what moved him to do his voyages to discover new land for the Crown of Spain was not his patriotism but rather his concern for his Jewish People. In fact all of his journeys were funded not by Spanish money but by Jewish money of some prominent Jews that supported him so he could fill his boats with Converso-Jews (New Christians as they called them) or Marranos (meaning “pigs” as they were also called). Columbus purpose was to take these Converso Jews as far as possible from the ever seeing eyes of the Spanish Inquisition in order to rescue them from its grip. Nevertheless eventually the Auto de Fe began to visit all the new lands and colonies established by Columbus and his peers so the terror continued throughout the Americas, both North and South America.
THE END TIME RESTORATION
For I will take you from the nations, gather you from all the lands and bring you into your own land. Ezekiel 36:24
In the last 20 years YHVH has been moving to restore these lost Jews, the Anusim to the bosom of Israel; both to their identity as Jews and to the Land of Israel. I was sent in 1994 to Toledo in Spain where the Spanish Inquisition started and from where my Sephardic Ancestors were expelled. Sepharad is the Biblical term for Spain and a Sephardic Jew is a Spanish Jew. At the time I did not know that I was interceding for the Anusim as I was repenting for the sins of my Spanish Jewish ancestors and also mourning the loss and the horrors that they suffered. I prophetically called them home to Israel and to the God of Israel! A while later the Ruach Adonai (Spirit of the Lord) revealed to me that I was prophetically calling the Anusim home. I believe that this powerful time of heart breaking intercession in Toledo began to create a Reality of Restoration and therefore the Return of the Anusim was set in motion first in the spirit and then in the natural!
In 2002 I was led by the Spirit to do the first Prophetic Convocation in Israel for the Restoration of the Sephardic Jews. I was joined by Dr. Dell Sanchez who has written two very important books on the subject: The Last Exodus and Alyah. He, himself is a son of Anusim (Ben Anusim) and has been committedly working for the restoration of our people. It was during this prophetic convocation that I cried out to YHVH to give us 6 Million Anusim (a tithe of the 60 Million!) to return to Zion and to settle the Negev!
6 Million lost Sephardic Jews as a restitution for the 6 Million Jews that we lost during the Nazi Shoa (Holocaust) in Germany and all of Europe during WW2!
HASTENING THE ANUSIM’S RESTORATION!
Then said the YHVH unto me, Thou hast well seen: for I will hasten my word to perform it. Jeremiah 1:12 KJV
However the restoration of the Anusim has been very slow and actually too slow. The Israeli authorities that are fast recognizing the existence of the Anusim, do not allow them to make Alyah (return, come up and immigrate to Zion) without them being converted into Orthodox Judaism. A few Anusim have done this conversion that is quite long and arduous and it certainly cannot answer the need of conversion of millions of them. In fact converting them to Orthodox Judaism is a type of violation since most of Israel is not Orthodox and these Anusim have been forced to convert before to a religious system. We must understand that being a Jew is both an ethnic issue as well as a belief system in the Torah as given to Moses. However among us Jews there are many expressions of this belief system and Orthodox Judaism (being the most extreme) is only ONE of them!
Also among the Jews that have been allowed to make Alyah (immigrate) there are hundreds of thousands of them that are not religious in any form. In the 1990’s after the fall of the iron curtain about 1 Million of Russian Jews returned to the Land of Israel! The majority of them had absolutely no religious upbringing and had no knowledge of their own Jewish history or traditions nevertheless they were accepted in the Land as equal fellow Jews without any need of conversion!
Moreover in the 60’s there was a large group of people that called themselves “The Black Hebrews” from the USA that claimed to be part of the tribe of Judah that went into exile after the Fall of Jerusalem to Rome in year 70 AD. Though they were Christians, they fought and they won and they are now residing in the Land of Israel without any need for conversion. They live today in the Negev town of Dimonah leading their own lifestyle as a very close sect with its own traditions.
None of these were required to convert so why the Anusim?
The Anusim’s Return will lead to Messiah’s Return
And the exiles of Jerusalem who are in Sepharad will possess the cities of the Negev. The deliverers will ascend Mount Zion to judge the mountain of Esau, and the kingdom will be YHVH’s. Obadiah 20, 21
Satan is deathly afraid of the Anusim. The return of the Sephardic Jews to Israel and their settling in the Negev is the last sign before Messiah’s return! If he manages to delay or obstruct the return of the Captives of Jerusalem from Sepharad (Spain), he will manage to delay or obstruct the return of Messiah to rule and reign for 1000 years!
Anusim or Islam?
And the exiles of Jerusalem who are in Sepharad will possess the cities of the Negev. Obadiah 20b
The Negev is the South Desert of Israel and it comprises 55% of the land.
According to very up to date internal statistics, it is largely known by the government of Israel that the Negev is in danger. If we do not settle the Negev with Jews and Israelis at the speed of light we will lose most of it to Islam! The Bedouins, the nomadic tribes that have settled all the different deserts of the Middle East are fast becoming militant Muslims, are building mosques in the Negev and are squatting over large portions of Israel’s land claiming ownership. They are also reproducing very fast as there is no birth control among them. They are constantly attacking and robbing the already established Israeli farms and some framers are hanging on a thread almost ready to relinquish the land! Statistics predict that in about seven (7!) years from now the Negev may be predominantly Moslem. This would pose a very real threat to the existence of Israel and to cities such as Beersheba, Arad, Dimona and Eilat that would be completely cut off the rest of the country!
Yet YHVH said that the captives of Jerusalem that were in Sepharad (the Anusim!) will possess the cities of the Negev and not the Moslems!
The reason for this dangerous state of affairs is the reluctance of the Israeli government to receive the Anusim quickly without any need of conversion at all just like the Russian Jews were! There are many thousands of them that would be willing to come and make Alyah immediately if the doors of Israel were opened!
HEAR THE CRY OF THE ANUSIM!
For the sake of YHVH’s Prophetic Word to be fulfilled and the preservation of the Negev (55% of the land of Israel) as Israeli we must act and we must act quickly! Seven years is not a long time!
Can you hear the Cry of the Anusim?
Can you hear the Cry of the Negev?
Can you hear the Cry of YHVH?
Can you hear the Cry of Yeshua wanting to return?
He will only return after the Sephardic-Anusim return to their people and to their land and possess the cities of the Negev!
The deliverers will ascend Mount Zion to judge the mountain of Esau, and the kingdom will be the YHVH’s. Obadiah 21
What are we assigned to do to hasten their return and the return of Messiah?
We are assigned to facilitate this End Time Move through:
- Prayer Towers in the Negev
- Publications to the nations
- Preparation of the Anusim teaching Jewish Roots, Jewish history and Hebrew
- Publicity to influence the Israeli government
PRAYER MOVES MOUNTAINS
Therefore I say to you, all things for which you pray and ask, believe that you have received them, and they will be granted you. Mark 11: 24 NASB
The most urgent assignment is to establish THREE Prayer towers immediately in the Negev.
Only a committed Prophetic Prayer Movement will be able to release the full Exodus of the Anusim back home! Everything must be established in the spirit before it manifests in the natural! That is the order of Yah’s (God’s) Kingdom!
And you, son of man, prophesy to the mountains of Israel and say, ‘O mountains of Israel, hear the word of YHVH. Ezekiel 36:1 NASB
Truly I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says is going to happen, it will be granted him. Mark 11:23 NASB
Our Prophetic Prayer/Praise Presence will halt the advance of Islam and will create a bridge for the return of the Anusim. It will move on the heart of the Israeli government because the hearts of kings is in the hand of YHVH!
The king’s heart is like channels of water in the hand of YHVH; He turns it wherever He wishes. Proverbs 21:1
We must establish a headquarters for the Ministry in Ashkelon, the North Gate of the Negev, another prayer Tower in Beersheba the Capital of the Negev (that was released from Moslem Turkey by the Anzacs in 1914) and we must establish firmly the already existing Prayer Tower in Eilat, the South Gate of the Negev. We have sowed spiritually into these three key locations but need to establish a solid and powerful prayer presence that will be like torrents in the wasteland, torrents of the Spirit!
AFIKIM BANEGEV PRAYER PROJECT
Restore our captivity, O YHVH, as the streams in the South (Afikim Banegev). Psalms 126:4 NASB
The Word for Streams or Torrents in the Negev is AFIKIM BANEGEV which also means inroads in the Negev, making a way where there seems to be no way.
The wilderness and the desert will be glad, and the Arabah will rejoice and blossom; like the crocus. And the ransomed of YHVH will return and come with joyful shouting to Zion, with everlasting joy upon their heads. They will find gladness and joy, and sorrow and sighing will flee away. Isaiah 35:1 NASB
Can you hear the Cry of the Anusim for us to make AFIKIM BANEGEV and facilitate a way for them to return?
Turn to freedom our captivity and restore our fortunes, O YHVH, as the streams in the South (AFIKIM BANEGEV), are restored by the torrents (of prayer!). Psalms 126:4 AMP
This Friday night as we celebrate Passover let us declare:
LESHANA HABBA BYERUSHALAYM AND BANEGEV TO THE ANUSIM!
Next year in Jerusalem and the Negev for the Anusim!
A blessed Passover and Feast of Unleavened Bread to all of you!
“For Zion’s sake I will not keep silent” Isaiah 62:1
Bishop Dominiquae and Rabbi Baruch Bierman