Podcast Episode – The Omer

Hi Folks

In this episode I share my thoughts on counting the omer, connecting Passover and Pentecost and what it speaks to me this year.

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Betty is author of Beyond the Dalet blog and contributor on her ever growing teaching site Living Thru and Beyond and the prophetic voice of Thru the Dalet. Thank you for visiting me today. The Lord bless you and with all spiritual blessing in heavenly places.

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ.

Ephesians 1:3

Rosh Kodesh Nisan/Aviv

You can’t talk about Nisan without mentioning Passover. Passover is a big deal. It’s the main event associated with Nisan. Passover is a combined observance of the biblical feasts which includes Passover, the Feast of Unleavened Bread and the Feast of Firstfruits. Passover and Firstfruits are single day celebrations which Unleavened Bread is a seven day observance that begins the day after Passover. Like all Hebrew days, Passover begins at sundown the day before. So on Nisan 14 at sundown Passover begins. This year (2021) that coincides with Friday, March 26th. It can get a bit confusing but the combined feasts are often simply referred to as Passover. Unleavened Bread begins on Nisan 15 (Sunday, March 28, 2021) and Firstfruits is the following day Nisan 16 which also happens to begin the counting of the Omer. I’ll get into more on that later. For now I want to talk about the week of Passover. The Feast of Unleavened Bread (Matzot) is a seven day observance, ending at sundown on Nisan 21, Saturday, April 3, 2021.

The first day of the new month on the Hebrew calendar is called Rosh Kodesh. The new month begins on the night of the new moon. Back in the second temple era a new moon was only official when it was observed by two witnesses and officially declared by the Sanhedrin. The year begins in the Hebrew month known as Tishri. Tishri is in the fall. Like all things religious, there is controversy not only over exactly how to count the months and years, but what names are accurate. To avoid confusion I will refer to the most commonly accepted names and counting method.

Because the civil year begins in the month of Tishri identifying Nisan as the first month is confusing to say the least. In Exodus 12:2 it is recorded that God said to Moses; “This month is the beginning of months for you; it shall be the first month of your year.” It was a kairos moment. The children of Israel had reached a fullness of time juncture. God was in essence saying, “Everything leading up to today is over. We are closing the book on what has been. Now, we are beginning a whole new thing. It begins today. It begins with you. To drive home the point God reordered time. He changed the beginning. Everything shifted. No longer would they observe Tishri as the first month of the year. Now, Aviv later known as Nisan, was the beginning of months. You may have noticed that the Old Testament refers to the months such as the first month, the fourth month, etc. That counting begins with Aviv/Nisan as the first month. That is why Tishri is known as the seventh month.

In the same breath in which God declares a new beginning, He gives instructions that on the tenth of the month each household was to bring in a lamb and take care of it until the fourteenth. On the fourteenth of Aviv the lamb were to be slaughtered and blood applied to the doorposts and lintel of their households. God proclaimed: “Eat it in haste; it is the Lord’s Passover.” This was referring to the night in which the Lord would go throughout Egypt and the first born of every household would die. Only those households which have the blood of the lamb over the doorway would the Lord passover.

Click this link to read the about the first Passover as recorded in Exodus 12

The Lord’s Passover (Pesach)

This year the month of Nisan began on Sunday, March 14, 2021. There always seems to be something new that begins to rollout in the month of Nisan. It will be interesting to see where find ourselves by the middle of May. Passover begins at twilight on the fourteenth day of Nisan, and then the next day, the 15, begins the Feast of Unleavened Bread (matsot) and continues for seven days.

The feast of Weeks, Shavuot, identified as Pentecost in the New Testament, is fifty days after Passover. The days are counted beginning on Firstfruits (Bikkurim), the day after Passover, the second day of Unleavened Bread (matzot) NIsan/Aviv 16.

The Feast of Firstfruits

9And the LORD said to Moses, 10“Speak to the Israelites and say, ‘When you enter the land that I am giving you and you reap its harvest, you are to bring to the priest a sheaf (omer) of the firstfruits of your harvest. 11And he shall wave the sheaf before the LORD so that it may be accepted on your behalf; the priest is to wave it on the day after the Sabbath. Leviticus 23:9-11

The Feast of Weeks/Shavuot

see also: (Acts 2:1–13)

15From the day after the Sabbath, the day you brought the sheaf of the wave offering, you are to count off seven full weeks. 16You shall count off fifty days until the day after the seventh Sabbath, and then present an offering of new grain to the LORD. Leviticus 23:15-16

What many refer to as Pentecost is known as Shavuot, the Feast of Weeks. Pesach/Passover is connected to Shavuot/Pentecost through the counting of the omer. It is not so much a count down as much as an accumulation of days. Fifty days after the children of Israel left Egypt on the day after the Lord’s Passover, the Lord descended in their presence on Mt. Sinai. The days leading up to that event are remembered through the counting of the omer.

The Passover was just the beginning. God started life over for the children of Israel when He led them out of bondage and brought them to Himself at Sinai. That journey began in the month of Aviv. Their lives began anew. Every year they would celebrate the Passover as a remembrance of what God had done to deliver them from slavery.

According to Hebraic counting of the years, it was in the year 2448 (1313 BCE), that the first Passover took place. This is the Hebrew year 5781. That means the Lord’s Passover took place 3333 years ago according to the Hebrew calendar. I find it amazing that both Jew and Gentile alike, not only acknowledge Passover, but many partake in a Messianic Seder focusing on Christ our Passover lamb. (see 1 Cor. 5:7)

For you know that God paid a ransom to save you from the empty life you inherited from your ancestors. And it was not paid with mere gold or silver, which lose their value. It was the precious blood of Christ, the sinless, spotless Lamb of God. 1 Peter 1: 18-19 NLT

I will discuss more on the Passover and the Seder meal in future posts.

Aviv/Nisan was a time of new beginnings. Life was reordered. When Jesus hung upon the cross He once again changed the order. Jesus reordered the reorder when He celebrated the Passover with His disciples. On the eve before His crucifixion He said: (see Luke 22)

When the hour had come, Jesus reclined at the table with His apostles. And He said to them, “I have eagerly desired to eat this Passover with you before My suffering. For I tell you that I will not eat it again until it is fulfilled in the kingdom of God.” After taking the cup, He gave thanks and said, “Take this and divide it among yourselves. For I tell you that I will not drink of the fruit of the vine from now on until the kingdom of God comes.” And He took the bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, “This is My body, given for you; do this in remembrance of Me.” In the same way, after supper He took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in My blood, which is poured out for you.”

Do THIS in remembrance of ME

Prior to the night of THE LORD’S PASSOVER circa Yeshua/Jesus, the Passover meal was done in remembrance of that first Passover in Egypt. When Jesus made the statement, “Do this in remembrance of Me,” in essence He was saying: Now when you celebrate the Passover, don’t rehearse your deliverance from slavery in Egypt. Celebrate with reference to the deliverance I, the first born of God, am securing for mankind as I lay My life down as the Passover Lamb. THIS IS THE LORD’S ONCE AND FOR ALL PASSOVER delivering mankind from the slavery of sin and bondage to satan.

He did not enter by the blood of goats and calves, but He entered the Most Holy Place once for all by His own blood, thus securing eternal redemption. Hebrews 9:12

Do not call to mind the former things; pay no attention to the things of old. Behold, I am about to do something new; even now it is coming. Do you not see it? Indeed, I will make a way in the wilderness and streams in the desert.

ISAIAH 43:18-19

In the month of Aviv/Nisan not only did God change the order of time He changed everything. It is during the month of Nisan that salvation through Christ, deliverance from the punishment of sin, our eternal redemption was secured when Jesus took upon Himself the sin of the world and became our Passover Lamb. ALL THINGS ARE INDEED MADE NEW

In this month of Nisan may the Lord give you eyes to see how Jesus is, even now, reordering your life and setting you on a new course, free from bondage and the things of the past.

May the LORD bless you and protect you. May the LORD smile on you and be gracious to you. May the LORD show you his favor and give you his peace.

Numbers 6:24-26 NLT

The Month of Shevat, Forgetting What Lies Behind

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SHEVAT – 5781

2020 is finally behind us and we are already three months into the Hebraic year of 5781. We are approaching the Hebrew month of Shevat. Rosh Kodesh Shevat begins sundown tonight. [Wednesday, January 13, 2021] Shevat is the eleventh month on the Hebrew calendar and typically coincides with the Gregorian month of January.

The sun, moon and stars, which collectively are the basis for determining the calendar are, according to the account of creation as recorded in the book of Genesis, for the purpose of being signs. (Hebrew word oth see image above) They also are for indicating appointed times (moed.) Often translated with the English word: seasons, the word moedim, plural of moed, does not refer to the seasons of spring, summer, fall and winter. Moedim refers not only to appointed times but also appointed places. Moed indicates an appointment. Our Creator has embedded within the natural cycle of the calendar signs, that serve as beacons and signals, as well as, pointing out appointed times. These appointed times are not limited to the Feasts of the Lord. [Pesach, Shavuot and Sukkot] They encompass the entire calendar. Rosh Kodesh, the new moon, is one of these moedim.

This is the general word for “sign,” and it covers the entire range of the English term and the Greek word semeion. On the pedestrian end of the scale it includes what amounts to a “signboard” or “standard” (Num 2:2). It also includes such important concepts as the rainbow “sign” to Noah –

(quote from Theological Wordbook of the Old Testament. Copyright © 1980 by The Moody Bible Institute of Chicago. All rights reserved. Used by permission.)

The Month of Shevat

One sign embedded in the month of Shevat is the concept of preparing for crossing into something new which is just ahead, but as yet still unseen. Shevat isn’t about defining what is coming as much as it is about accessing where you’ve been and what has brought you to this place knowing that something new is on its way.

This is the time to come to a place of accepting the things which have ended while waiting for the new thing to begin. Change is inevitable. Nothing is going to prevent the new thing from coming despite the fact that we can’t see evidence of it yet in the natural.

I’m not there yet, nor have I become perfect; but I am charging on to gain anything and everything the Anointed One, Jesus, has in store for me—and nothing will stand in my way because He has grabbed me and won’t let me go. 13 Brothers and sisters, as I said, I know I have not arrived; but there’s one thing I am doing: I’m leaving my old life behind, putting everything on the line for this mission. 14 I am sprinting toward the only goal that counts: to cross the line, to win the prize, and to hear God’s call to resurrection life found exclusively in Jesus the Anointed. 15 All of us who are mature ought to think the same way about these matters. If you have a different attitude, then God will reveal this to you as well. 16 For now, let’s hold on to what we have been shown and keep in step with these teachings.

Philippians 3:12-16 [The Voice]

Grieve losses and look forward

Shevat is a time to identify and come to terms with the things which fading away or have ended and will never be the same again. It is a time to move through any lingering grief. When grief seizes our heart it has the potential to prevent us from moving forward into what God has for us. This is a time to move through grief rather than allowing it to keep us frozen.

While grief can keep us stuck it also has the potential to propel us forward. In order to move into what God has for us in the days and years ahead we need to move through grief. When we haven’t allowed ourselves to grieve a major loss it debilitates our life in some way. Ungrieved loss can postpone our restoration and prevent us from moving into something new.
When we move through the stages of grief rather than letting our emotions immobilize us, we shift out of sorrow and mourning and into acceptance and hope. We begin to look forward to something new.

As long as we are emotionally stuck in our loss we can’t see our way forward. Even if we can’t see the new thing that is coming just yet we can have hope that something new is on its way.

New Resources are on the Way

During Shevat a flow that is carrying new life has begun. Though it is as yet unseen, it has begun. Right now it is a tiny trickle carrying nutrient and new resources you will need for the fruitful labor in the year ahead.

Time to Check the Map

Like a rest stop on a road trip, Shevat is like the place where we stop and check the map before changing highways and going in a new direction.

Take a break. I’m one of those people who loves to drive straight through when I’m on the road. However, as I’ve gotten older I have come to appreciate the little stops along the way. A rest stop refreshes and sharpens our senses so we can back on the road. It doesn’t have to be a long rest. Sometimes all it takes is a quick break, empty some things, fill up others and a look at what changes might be up ahead.

The End of an Era – Miriam, Aaron and Moses – A Prophetic Picture

Biblically, in the fortieth and final year of their wilderness journey Moses summed up the journey in the wilderness so far. That address was given on the first day of the eleventh month (Shevat). (Deut. 1:3) Earlier that year, in the first month (Nissan) Miriam, Moses’ sister died. (Num 20) Then, on the first day of the fifth month (Av), Aaron the High Priest and Moses’ brother also died (Num 33.38). Shortly after Moses’ address, on the seventh day of the twelfth month (Adar) Moses died. Everyone the nation looked to for guidance, direction and provision was gone within the scope of one year.

Just prior to Miriam’s death the provision of water which had been sustaining them dried up. Miriam’s death signified that the bitter cup they were given as a result of their unbelief had now been drunk to the dregs. The season in the wilderness was wrapping up. They were going to be moving on. But all they could see was that their current provision had ended. They would be getting their sustenance in a new way after this. They were going to have to believe God in new ways for a new source of provision. The way had closed up in preparation for the new way to be opened up.

What we have grown to depend and rely on is changing. Sometimes our current source of income doesn’t cover all needs. Maybe it is because we’ve lost our income. Sometimes it is just because we have greater needs than our current supply can cover. It can be quite unsettling and upsetting. It stretches us to trust in ways we haven’t had to until now. Sound familiar? It is important during these times to remember that God has us in the palm of His hand. We need to trust God that there is something new coming even if we can’t yet see it.

Not only did the Israelites have to believe for new provision before leaving the wilderness, they also had to deal with the death of Aaron. Aaron had served as High Priest since the institution of the Tabernacle forty years prior. Eleazar, Aaron’s son has recently been anointed to take his place. (Num. 20:25-29) The children of Israel mourned the death of Aaron for thirty days.
In many ways Aaron represents our current church experience. Change is upon us whether we like it or not. We are in the changing of the guard.

Aaron means light bringer. Aaron represents understanding and insight established in our past and current experience. The name Eleazar means God is helper. This will mean having to trust Holy Spirit beyond our current understanding and past experience. Our understanding will have to come in a way that goes beyond where we’ve been. We are going to have to see where we are going, even though we aren’t there yet.

Eleazar represents the Spirit of Truth

15 “If you love Me, you will keep My commandments. 16 “And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may be with you forever; 17 that is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it does not behold Him or know Him, but you know Him because He abides with you, and will be in you. 18 “I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. 19 “After a little while the world will behold Me no more; but you will behold Me; because I live, you shall live also. 20 “In that day you shall know that I am in My Father, and you in Me, and I in you. 21 “He who has My commandments and keeps them, he it is who loves Me; and he who loves Me shall be loved by My Father, and I will love him, and will disclose Myself to him.”

John 14:15-21NASB

Just as Moses prepared the people for his departure, Jesus prepared His followers. He let them know that even though they weren’t going to have access to Him in quite the same way, God already had a plan. He was going to send the Holy Spirit to not only be with them but to be in them. (v.17) Things were going to be very different than they had up until that point. Everything was about to change. The disciples had no idea what was coming. When they were forced to walk through the horrific events that were about to take place these words were the furthest thing from their mind. That’s human nature. We don’t always remember the words that the Lord has spoken to us prior to life changing events. But in time Holy Spirit will bring them to mind. We can trust that God is our helper even in the face of difficult and unsettling circumstances.

Moses My Servant is Dead

Moses my servant is dead. Now then, you and all these people, get ready to cross the Jordan River into the land I am about to give to them–to the Israelites.

Joshua 1:2

Joshua, was anointed with the spirit of wisdom (Deut. 34:9-12) not so he could lead the people the same way Moses had. Joshua was not Moses 2.0. He was not a Moses wannabe. He didn’t take Moses’ place. He was elected by God to lead in an entirely different manner than Moses had. He was a different leader, with a different commission and a different anointing. He led the people in an entirely different direction than Moses had. Moses was anointed to deliver the people out of bondage. Joshua was anointed to bring the people into the fullness of the promise. The first thing Joshua did was bring them across to the other side of the Jordan. The transition from Moses to Joshua begins in Shevat.

Out with the Old

We are in a time when the old is dying before the new is visible. It is during these times that our faith is tested and shaken. It can be easy to freak out when the things we have been depending on are suddenly gone.

God is our help. He is the One who is carrying us through these difficult times. As the things we have held dear to our hearts seem to be dying all around us we need to take time to grieve the losses. Ask the God of all comfort (2 Cor. 1:3) to help us cope with the losses which have invaded our lives. Be kind to yourself. Give yourself time to grieve and heal from the losses you have suffered. Take a break and get off the road, so to speak. Take the time to get filled up before going forward. You’ll be glad you did. Check the map, get your bearings. Ask God for signs and signals to point you toward the new direction.

The New Is Coming

There is an underground flow that begins in Shevat. Despite the winter freeze, deep beneath the surface a tiny flow is trickling in carrying resurrection life. The sign of the eleventh month (Shevat) is the assurance that new life is coming despite what death might be on the surface.

“I am sending you grain, new wine and olive oil, enough to satisfy you fully;”
A time of restoration is coming. A new supply is even now beginning to be released. It may start out incrementally but it will increase and suddenly bloom forth in time.

Joel 2:19

I say this because I know ·what [the plans] I am planning for you,” says the Lord. “I have good plans for you [ plans for your peace/security], not plans to hurt you [ for your harm]. I will give you hope and a good future.

Jeremiah 29:11 EXB

Heavenly Father, Grant your servants the grace to move through that which is ending. Help us to accept the changes and embrace the new things that you are bringing into our lives. Give us eyes to see you so we can follow you especially when it challenges our current understanding. Open our hearts to accept the new thing that you are doing and instill us with hope despite difficult circumstances. Amen


Audio Message

In this unscripted talk, Betty shares her thoughts and perspective on Hanukkah. She connects the topic with God at Sinai, and the Tabernacle as well as the heart of the New Testament Believer. This message is about 1hour and 20 minutes in length

A Talk about Hanukkah

Connecting Hanukkah, the Tabernacle at Sinai and the heart of the New Testament Believer

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Which came first?

Was it the Tabernacle or the Feasts, which came first? That is the question that launched my study of the scriptures about thirty odd years ago. It was the early 1990’s and the internet was not really accessible. There was no Google. That didn’t happen until 1998. Even if there was a way to search the net, there were not the multitude of site we have today.

Tabernacle of Moses

No, back then we looked things up the old fashioned way. That meant the library or Christian bookstore in search of resources. By the way, Christian bookstores were few and far between. I was lucky enough to live in Chicago, where Moody Bible Institute resides and they had a bookstore. Some churches had makeshift bookstores which was were I ran across a book that discussed the feasts of the Lord. That was a rare find at the time.

Hebraic Calendar

Messianic ministries like Zola Levitt offered CDs and eventually DVD’s of episodes. If you got on their mailing list you could order resources from them. There was Jewish Jewels. You could sign up for their newsletter. It was all slow learning and you couldn’t just study what you wanted. You were limited to whatever they happened to present at the time. The only alternative would have been to go to seminary or bible college. I couldn’t afford to do that so I relied upon the Lord to satisfy the longing of my heart.

I started with a thorough reading of the Torah, what Christians refer to as the Pentateuch. That’s the first five books of the bible; authored by Moses.

My guess was that the Tabernacle came first yet I read in Exodus 23 ,”Three times a year you are to celebrate a feast to Me.” (23:14) Then a little later in Exodus 25 the Lord commands Moses to build the Tabernacle. The thought of the feasts preceding the building of the Tabernacle intrigued me. And a lifelong study commenced.

Then in 2006 the Lord took me into a spiritual experience in which I was taken by the Spirit through the flaming whirling sword identified in Genesis 3.

He drove the man out and stationed the cherubim and the flaming, whirling sword east of the garden of Eden to guard the way to the tree of life.

Genesis 3:24

Upon passing through the flaming sword I knew by the Spirit that I had stepped into the original earthly tabernacle, established as a place where God could dwell with man in the earth. That place was known as the Garden of Eden. The problem was I couldn’t prove it. I didn’t possess the biblical expertise to dig into the scriptures to find proof. My quest went to a whole other level and I went into prayer. The answer to my prayer came in time.

I still don’t have language to describe what happened that day. It was as if my inner man was imprinted with spiritual blueprints. It was more than just an understanding of the structure itself. Every time I read the scriptures I started seeing elements of the tabernacle in less obvious places.

That experience caused the Tabernacle to become a more of a spiritual reality to me rather than an ancient earthly structure. It actually became a part of me. It was imprinted within me. I couldn’t get away from it if I tried. That didn’t mean I didn’t have to study. I actually studied more after that encounter than before.

What I will be sharing on Living Thru and Beyond all comes out of that initial encounter. In future posts I will share on the Feasts, the Tabernacle, Rosh Kodesh (the new moon celebration) as well as the priesthood, the Tribes and the heavenly constellations (the first calendar). Watch for new updates.

And God said, “Let there be lights in the vault of the sky to separate the day from the night, and let them serve as signs to mark sacred times, and days and years,

Genesis 1:14 NIV
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To answer the question which came first we get our answer in Genesis 1. On day four of creation God created the sun moon and stars. That was the moment time began. The birthday of the calendar was day four of creation.

The planting of the Garden of Eden came afterward. (see Genesis 2) According to the account in Genesis the calendar was created, then man (the original priest unto God) and then the Garden of Eden (first earthly Tabernacle).

In future posts I will go into these subjects further. In the meantime. Read the scriptures. Pray and ask God to give you a revelation of Jesus Christ through His word. May the Lord grant you insight with understanding.

Be blessed

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The Building Plan

I’ve been working on my online presence since January 2019. I’m a bit slow by some standards. For me this has been a whirlwind. I have gone through multiple shifts, changes and turnarounds. At times it felt like getting stuck in one of those traffic circles that you can’t get out. Some days this work has been like a gentle refreshing breeze. Other days it has been gale force winds that have knocked me on my keister.

Today my objective is to just keep moving forward. I am a firm believer in daily chipping away at large overwhelming projects. And this has been huge for me. Staring into the future it feels a bit like I’ve bitten off more than I can chew. At the same time I know that I can accomplish what the Lord has commissioned me to do. My confidence is not in what I think I can manage but in stepping into the assignment the Lord has for me.

I’m still getting my bearings for this new site. So, these blog posts are more like journal entries. And that’s okay from my perspective. Sometimes we just need to process the process. Today, I am processing. Surprisingly I am also accomplishing. What I tried all day yesterday to accomplish came together in about 10 minutes today. Such is life.

In the coming months I will be working on content. Content, content and yes, more content. I believe in only going forward in what the Holy Spirit has empowered me to do. That empowerment comes emerging out of a place of rest and revitalization that comes from having spent time in communion with God. As much as the pile of work that looms ahead I will only produce what the Lord, by His Grace empowers me to do day by day.

Having said that, here’s the plan. This plan does not have a time constraint. I do have a couple of things that I would like to get done by certain dates. However, I have learned by walking with God that as much as I plan I submit that plan to God. His timing is not always what I have in mind. In those cases, His timing trumps mine. I let go of my agenda and embrace His.

Looking Forward

There are seven areas of study. The subjects interconnect with each of the others. They are presented independently yet are interdependent upon the others. The curriculum as a whole weaves a beautiful tapestry while establishing the servant of Christ with similar grid work to that of the first century believers.

Much of the subject matter initiates with the framework and content founded in the New Testament book of Hebrews. Through a thorough study of the Tabernacle, the Priesthood, as well as the biblical calendar we gain a deeper understanding of the redemption and atoning work of Christ. We seek to connect the Old and New Testaments to gain insight and understanding of God, His kingdom and our role as a kingdom of priests.

He has made us a Kingdom of priests for God his Father. All glory and power to him forever and ever! Amen. Rev 1:6

Now if you will obey me and keep my covenant, you will be my own special treasure from among all the peoples on earth; for all the earth belongs to me.  And you will be my kingdom of priests, my holy nation.’  Exodus 19:5-6

You are coming to Christ, who is the living cornerstone of God’s temple. He was rejected by people, but he was chosen by God for great honor. And you are living stones that God is building into his spiritual temple. What’s more, you are his holy priests. Through the mediation of Jesus Christ, you offer spiritual sacrifices that please God. As the Scriptures say, “I am placing a cornerstone in Jerusalem, chosen for great honor, and anyone who trusts in him will never be disgraced.” Yes, you who trust him recognize the honor God has given him. But for those who reject him, “The stone that the builders rejected has now become the cornerstone.” And, “He is the stone that makes people stumble, the rock that makes them fall.” They stumble because they do not obey God’s word, and so they meet the fate that was planned for them. But you are not like that, for you are a chosen people. You are royal priests, a holy nation, God’s very own possession. As a result, you can show others the goodness of God, for he called you out of the darkness into his wonderful light. “Once you had no identity as a people; now you are God’s people. Once you received no mercy; now you have received God’s mercy.” 1 Peter 2:4-10

  • Tabernacle Study
    • Structure
    • Priesthood
  • The Biblical Calendar
    • The cycles and appointed times
      • New Moon/Rosh Kodesh
      • The Feasts of the Lord
  • Twelve Tribes
  • Constellations (Christ as seen in the heavens)
  • Hebrew for devotional study

The goal at this point is to begin some of these courses by January 2021. Anyone interested in partaking of these courses email me at: betty@livingthruandbeyond.com or fill out the form on our contact page.


Living Thru and Beyond Launches

Living Thru and Beyond joins Betty Hall’s family of blogs

Join me in celebrating the launch of my new site, Living Thru and Beyond

Some of you might be asking what on earth does she need with yet another site. Right now, I don’t. I’m having a hard time keeping up with the two sites I already have. Here’s the problem with having multiple sites. It gets confusing after a while. What content goes on what site? Do I really NEEEEED all this? Actually, I do.

I started my first blog, Beyond the Dalet, in January 2019. Seems like a lifetime ago. I knew absolutely nothing about blogging. I don’t know all the technical stuff. I haven’t had time to learn all that. What I have learned is that nobody knows what a dalet is. Nor do they care. But that didn’t stop me. Beyond the Dalet focuses on the spiritual elements inherent in the Hebrew letter dalet. Dalet is the Hebrew word for door. Dalet, as with each of the Hebrew letters, is infused and empowered with a particular spiritual capacity. The dynamic faculty contained within the dalet is transfers, transports, and transitions God’s creation. It shifts us moving us from where we are to where we need to be, in step with the Spirit of the Lord.

Shifting, moving, changing and otherwise conveying, the force of dalet transitions God’s creation from one state of being to another. Like the apostle John on the isle of Patmos, saw a door standing open in heaven. He saw a dalet (Hebrew for door) in the Spirit. Upon seeing the dalet he was transported and transitioned from his earthly state of being to a spiritual one. He was literally transported in the Spirit from the earthly domain to the eternal kingdom of God. He transitioned from one state of being to another.

Visit Beyond the dalet

You could say that working on Beyond the Dalet has shifted, changed and transformed not only who I am as a teacher but transported me out of the living room to a larger audience.

While working on Beyond, I was being drawn by the Spirit to establish an online storehouse exclusively for prophetic words and revelatory insights. That was the birth of Thru the Dalet. It felt a bit repetitive at first. Since Thru the Dalet was established last year I wrote three books with prophetic insights into the Peh Decade. Peh is the Hebrew letter that represents the number 80. The current Hebraic decade is the 5780’s. 5781 began on September 19, 2020. My first book, First the Bear, then the Bull, a message to the bond-servants of the Lord, is available in PDF. Visit Thru the Dalet for more prophetic words, and pdf downloads.

5781 will bring more shifts, changes and transitions. The dalet is never static. Unlike a static and stationary door, dalet is constantly changing and transforming. Over the course of the coming year I will developing and making available my teachings on the Tabernacle and the Hebraic/biblical calendar.

The Tabernacle

Through the earthly imagery of the Tabernacle, and the Hebraic calendar, we step into the spiritual dimension and living beyond this earthly domain. Jesus provided access through the finished work of cross. The earthly Tabernacle/Temple, as well as, the Feasts, Rosh Kodesh are the shadow, the physical representation of the heavenly, the eternal. These earthly illustrations furnish us a lens through which we can view the Divine.

We pass through the door of the Tabernacle seeking to live and abide in Christ in the eternal kingdom of God.

  • The Feasts
    • Therefore do not let anyone judge you by what you eat or drink, or with regard to a religious festival, a New Moon celebration or a Sabbath day. These are a shadow of the things that were to come; the reality, however, is found in Christ. (Col. 2:16-17)
  • The Tabernacle
    • They serve a copy and shadow of the heavenly things. For when Moses was about to erect the tent, he was instructed by God, saying, “See that you make everything according to the pattern that was shown you on the mountain.” (Hebrews 8:5)
  • The Sacrifices (Levitical Law/Torah)
    • The old system under the law of Moses was only a shadow, a dim preview of the good things to come, not the good things themselves. The sacrifices under that system were repeated again and again, year after year, but they were never able to provide perfect cleansing for those who came to worship. (Hebrews 10:1)

I have a full schedule for the coming year. I also plan on starting a podcast that you can access right here. I’ll keep you posted.

Until we meet again,


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