Truth — 03/12/2022
REAL PEOPLE with
laughing & weeping in one sound
March 10, 2022
Ezra 2 – 3 Romans 16
Ezra 3:13 So that the people could not discern
the noise of the shout of joy from the noise of the weeping of the people:
for the people shouted with a loud shout,
and the noise was heard afar off.
Romans 16:26 But now is made manifest,
and by the Scriptures of the prophets,
according to the Commandment of the everlasting God,
made known to all nations for the obedience of faith:
PEOPLE, NAMES, Past, Present, and Future… WHO are they? Why even read their NAMES?? In memorial, in respect, in HOPE of being together seated around the table at the Marriage SUPPER of The LAMB — THIS IS OUR FAMILY! Yes, the list of names is difficult to pronounce and Yes, it is easy to brush off these chapters in our Bible; and yet, the brief moment to remember these names is a reminder of how temporary our sojourn is on this planet… in this “far country.” Selah. Pause. Cry. Laugh. REMEMBER.
The HOUSE of GOD, Bet, beautifully explained in 7 short minutes:
The FIRST letter of the entire Holy Bible is Bet, HOUSE, in Genesis 1:1. It is ALL about ABBA’s HOUSE and HIS Family living therein. HIS descendants are as the sand of the sea and the stars of the galaxies and HE KNOWS them/us ALL by NAME! As mundane as it may seem, the reading of each name (in both Ezra 2 & Romans 16) the reading is our reverence for memorial of ABBA’s precious Children… who are eternal. Each, a container of The HOLY SPIRIT, not made with hands of stone; but, each a temporary tent/tabernacle for a weary traveler in this “far country” as we yearn to RETURN HOME. Yes, we cry… and we laugh… until the difference cannot be distinguished. May this sound rise as a sweet savor unto HIM Who IS our eternal FATHER in Whose HOUSE we long for.
As I read these Bible chapters this morning, I then came to the computer to write this devotional; and when I turned the computer on, our eternal Brother in Yeshua had sent this message:
My heart is saddened. My dog, Louise, and I went for a walk this afternoon (March 9th) and when I got back home, I checked my cellphone for any voice messages and text messages as when I am on a walk, most of the time, I do not get a cell signal living in the country. When I checked my cellphone, I saw a text message from a brother in Yeshua/Jesus. He said "Aaron passed away this morning." I called Craig and let him know this is a shock to my wife and I. It is hard to believe that Aaron has passed away. I think he was in his 30's. A few years ago when he was away from home, I had written him a couple of letters to let him know we are praying for him and to encourage him in his walk with the Lord.
Craig said his wife, Murline, went into Aaron's room this morning and then came to Craig and told him that she thinks he may be dead. Craig rushed into Aaron's room and checked and verified that indeed Aaron was dead. He was very cold. So, they do not know exactly when Aaron passed away. It may have been late on Tuesday evening or early on Wednesday morning. They do not know what caused Aaron's death at this point. It may be a day or so before they learn more about his death.
Before I sat down to write this to you, I was thinking about Aaron and the pain of loosing a loved one. Thankfully, my wife and I still have our only child, Kris. We all have suffered the loss of family members, friends, co-workers and extended family. It is never easy and depending on how close one is to the departed, it can be devastating. As I was thinking about Aaron, I felt tears welling up in my eyes as this is happening now as I write this to you. I look forward to the day when death will be swallowed up and be no more.
I am sending this email to you asking you to lift up Craig and Murline Miles at this time of their loss. They are in deep pain and they need all the prayers all of us can lift up for them at this time.
One last request. If you are able to help the Miles family financially, please do so at this link: Aaron Blake Miles Funeral Expenses Fund. As we all know, funerals are not cheap. Craig and Murline are my brother and sister in Yeshua/Jesus. They both are long time friends of my wife and I's. When we were having Sabbath meetings, they would travel to our home to join us in Sabbath meetings and Bible reading/study.
Thank you for your prayers for the Miles family and any financial support you are able to provide this precious family to help them with funeral expenses.
May our loving Heavenly Father embrace the Miles family at this time of their loss and may they both feel His loving arms embracing them.
In loving memory to Aaron Blake Miles,
Please excuse me while I weep.
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PASSOVER Chop Suey or LAMB?
March 8, 2022
Second Chronicles 36 Romans 12 – 13
Isaiah 52:14 As many were astonied at Thee;
HIS visage was so marred more than any man,
and HIS form more than the sons of men:
The PASSION… The movie… The scourge… The sharpened claws at the end of each whip strand… The brute of a Roman special forces soldier winding up for the thrust of the whip… The BITE of the claws and the RIPPING away of flesh as that BRUTE pulls back for another flail… the Theatre of Mel Gibson and the mindset of Roman catholicism with a ghastly good Friday carcass still hanging tortured on a crucifix… Is it possible to make this horror any more grisly???!!! …
Before you pick up that STONE to throw at me, PLEASE hear me out. Yes, things may possibly NOT be as they appear; and by that I mean, in 2018 MaraDale and I were personally invited to a far distant SUKKOT, of which the host said to the 30 or so in attendance, “If you are here, it was by special invitation, many of our fellowship do not even know where we are.” The host had already told me, “Rog, you think OUTSIDE the BOX.” That, only to say, I often DO think OUTSIDE the BOX and the following is no exception. If, for a moment, we can get a firm grip on just one strand of that whip – even one strand of the STRING THEORY — the flailing ACTION will fling us into another dimension:
What IS The BODY of CHRIST and what part of HIS BODY has been so marred more than any man, and HIS form more than the sons of men: ?
“More than any MAN” is a clue. We are not talking about created flesh. We are talking about ETERNAL Spirit! Paul is painting The PICTURER for us:
Romans 12:5 So WE, being many,
are one body in Christ,
and every one members one of another.
Please, let that soak in, even percolate through every fiber of your soul. The church TODAY, compared to the FIRST CENTURY CHURCH, is marred more than any man! The difference is beyond anything physical!! The difference is out-of-this-world and totally IN another dimension!!! Romans chapters 12 and 13 are what we SHOULD be, in TOTAL COMPLIANCE with TORAH, as Paul is quoting Moses and our Prophets:
Romans 13:7 Render therefore to all their* dues: tribute to whom tribute is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honour to whom honour.
* “their” is referring to “the higher powers” (in verse 1) of another nation; and in today’s vernacular, the US may very possibly be invaded by a GREAT KINGDOM of the EAST, who may very possibly brutalize us into humility as we have never known! While I was in Japan and Korea, in the 1960s, the RESPECT of Orientals, one for another, embraced my Spirit! O! if us arrogant Americans only hadda clue :o/ ABBA has a WAY of teaching HIS people!!!
Romans 13:8 Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law [H8451 TORAH].
Romans 13:9 For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet; and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
Romans 13:10 Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law [H8451 TORAH and this is PRECISELY what Paul is quoting here!].
Romans 13:11 And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our Salvation [H3444 YESH-OO’-AW] nearer than when we believed.
What does HIS body lOOk like TODAY? It is marred more than any man! HIS body = HIS CHURCH is currently marred more than any flesh has EVER been mutilated! GOOD is called evil. Evil is called good. ABBA’s SABBATH has been changed to SUNday. Who gives HIS land a rest? Is this not the SHMITA year? Who even knows?! ABBA’s APPOINTED TIMES have been changed to sex god & goddess fertility rituals; and, in a great big hurry, we need to get back to the basics of the 3 Rs: Repent, Reconcile, Return to HIM, via HIS WAY within HIS Instructions for LIFE which is the only TRUTH!!! see John 14:6
The closer I get, the more clearly I see HIM RUNNING toward me with open arms for this, HIS prodigal son, RETURNING to HIM. HalleluYAH!!! As PASSOVER draweth nigh, what are we rehearsing? Is this not the night before the exodus? Are we, possibly, in the age of an exodus so great that:
Jeremiah 16:14 Therefore, behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that it shall no more be said, The LORD liveth, that brought up the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt;
Jeremiah 16:15 But, The LORD liveth, that brought up the children of Israel from the land of the north, and from all the lands whither he had driven them: and I will bring them again into their land that I gave unto their fathers.
These two verses have been cherry picked to support the GREATER Exodus plan, even as 1st Thessalonians 4:17 has been cherry picked to support the pre-trib rapture theory; however, let’s step back from the canvas and lOOk at a BIGGER picture being painted in spreading panoramic scenery throughout Scripture:
This is our ETERNAL Father speaking to us, HIS ETERNAL Children. The CHRONICLES of HIStory are taking us to the book of Ezra (and as Paul Harvey used to say) “the REST of the story”…. And through it ALL, יהוה YHVH IS adding HIS blessing to the SHAMA of HIS entire Holy Bible. Aw-mane’
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March 6, 2022
Second Chronicles 33 Romans 9
A dovetail joint or simply dovetail is a joinery technique most commonly used in woodworking joinery (carpentry), including furniture, cabinets, log buildings, and traditional timber framing. Noted for its resistance to being pulled apart, …
Our “Schoolmaster” (in this case, Second Chronicles) hammers away at the strength of a “dovetail” bond with our CREATOR juxtaposed with the fall-apart shambles of doing things our own way without HIS blueprints. If we may consider the Old Testament as our blueprints and the New Testament as our work-in-progress, let’s watch our master craftsman, Apostle Paul, as he tap-tap-taps with the hammer, lOOks at the blueprints, tap-tap-taps some more, constantly referring back to the blueprints. Unlike Apostle Paul, I tend to bend the nail and have to back up, pull it out and get things straightened out — as with Romans 9:6
Romans 9:6 Not as though the word of God hath taken none effect. …
“Not” and “none” are a double negative, kinda sorta like a bent nail that needs to be straightened out; and, this makes more sense to my simple mind:
Romans 9:6 as though the word of God hath taken effect. …
YES! The WORD of GOD hath taken effect! Hence we launch into the building of our dovetail bond between Old and New Testament for a sturdy singular unit, as Paul keeps referring back to the blueprints:
Romans 9:9 For this is The WORD of promise, At this time will I come, and Sara shall have a son.
Paul is quoting and directing our attention to the blueprints:
Genesis 17:19 And אלהים ELoheem God said, Sarah thy wife shall bear thee a son indeed; and thou shalt call his name Isaac: and I will establish MY covenant with him for an everlasting covenant, and with his seed after him.
Genesis 17:20 And as for Ishmael, I have heard thee: Behold, I have blessed him, and will make him fruitful, and will multiply him exceedingly; twelve princes shall he beget, and I will make him a great nation.
Genesis 17:21 But MY covenant will I establish with Isaac, which Sarah shall bear unto thee at this set time in the next year.
Paul tap-tap-taps a little more:
Romans 9:12 It was said unto her, The elder shall serve the younger.
Again, Paul is quoting and directing out attention to the blueprints:
Genesis 25:23 And יהוה YHVH the LORD said unto her, Two nations are in thy womb, and two manner of people shall be separated from thy bowels; and the one people shall be stronger than the other people; and the elder shall serve the younger.
Interesting, especially as we begin to see the dovetail bond of our FATHER’s personality:
Romans 9:13 As it is written, Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated.
“As it is written” WHERE? In our blueprints:
Psalm 5:5 The foolish shall not stand in Thy sight: Thou hatest all workers of iniquity [= withOUT TORAH! those who REFUSE to follow the blueprints!].
Psalm 11:5 יהוה YHVH the LORD trieth the righteous: but the wicked and him that loveth violence HIS soul hateth.
Malachi 1:2 I have loved you, saith יהוה YHVH the LORD. Yet ye say, Wherein hast Thou loved us? Was not Esau Jacob's brother? saith יהוה YHVH the LORD: yet I loved Jacob,
Malachi 1:3 And I hated Esau, and laid his mountains and his heritage waste for the dragons of the wilderness.
Our work-in-progress is moving from Genesis ahead to Exodus:
Romans 9:17 For the Scripture saith unto Pharaoh, Even for this same purpose have I raised thee up, that I might shew MY power in thee, and that MY name might be declared throughout ALL the earth.
WHAT Scripture? Ahhhh:
Exodus 9:16 And in very deed for this cause have I raised thee up, for to shew in thee MY power; and that my name may be declared throughout all the earth.
Our work-in-progress is ready for planning and sanding in prep for the finish:
Romans 9:25 As HE saith also in Osee, I will call them MY people, which were not MY people; and her beloved, which was not beloved.
Romans 9:26 And it shall come to pass, that in the place where it was said unto them, Ye are not MY people; there shall they be called the children of the living אלהים ELoheem God.
“Osee”? Ahhhh Hosea, Paul is quoting Hosea:
Hosea 2:23 And I will sow her unto ME in the earth; and I will have mercy upon her that had not obtained mercy; and I will say to them which were not MY people, Thou art MY people; and they shall say, Thou art my אלהים ELoheem God.
O! Yes! Paul reminds us of another of our genuine Prophets:
Romans 9:27 Esaias also crieth concerning Israel, Though the number of the children of Israel be as the sand of the sea, a remnant shall be saved:
“Esaias”? What meaneth “Esaias”?
Isaiah 10:20 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the remnant of Israel, and such as are escaped of the house of Jacob, shall no more again stay [rely] upon him that smote them; but shall stay [rely] upon יהוה YHVH the LORD, the Holy One of Israel, in TRUTH [TRUTH is defined as TORAH in Psalm 119:142, and].
Isaiah 10:21 The remnant shall return, even the remnant of Jacob, unto the mighty אלהים ELoheem God.
Isaiah 10:22 For though Thy people Israel be as the sand of the sea, yet a remnant of them shall return: the consumption decreed shall overflow with righteousness.
Isaiah is still speaking and so is Paul:
Romans 9:29 And as Esaias said before, Except יהוה YHVH the LORD of Sabaoth had left us a seed, we had been as Sodoma, and been made like unto Gomorrha.
That was the tap-tap-tap echo of the hammering source:
Isaiah 1:9 Except יהוה YHVH the LORD of hosts had left unto us a very small remnant, we should have been as Sodom, and we should have been like unto Gomorrah.
GOD’s WORD is not flimsy particleboard snagged together with wiggle nails
GOD’s WORD is as the finest hardwood fastened together with dovetails for long lasting, even ETERNAL, function! And for the finishing touch, Apostle Paul says:
Romans 9:33 As it is written, Behold, I lay in Sion a stumblingstone and rock of offence: and whosoever believeth on HIM shall not be ashamed.
Referring, again, to our blueprints:
Isaiah 8:14 And HE shall be for a sanctuary; but for a stone of stumbling and for a rock of offence to both the houses of Israel, for a gin and for a snare to the inhabitants of Jerusalem.
March 6, 2022
Second Chronicles 33 Romans 9
A dovetail joint or simply dovetail is a joinery technique most commonly used in woodworking joinery (carpentry), including furniture, cabinets, log buildings, and traditional timber framing. Noted for its resistance to being pulled apart, …
Noted for its resistance to being pulled apart
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Shemot (Exodus) 27:1-8 And thou shalt make an altar of shittim wood, five cubits long, and five cubits broad: the altar shall be foursquare; and the height thereof shall be three cubits. And shou shalt make the horns of it upon the four corners thereof: its horns shall be of the same; and thou shalt overlay it with bronze. And thou shalt make its pans to receive its ashes, and its shovels, and its basins, and its fleshhooks, and its firepans: all the vessels thereof thou shalt make of bronze. And thou shalt make for it a grate of network of bronze; and upon the net shalt thou make four bronze rings in the four corners thereof. And thou shalt put it under the compass of the altar beneath, that the net may be even to the midst of the altar. And thou shalt make staves for the altar, staves of shittim wood, and overlay them with bronze. And the staves shall be put into the rings, and the staves shall be upon the two sides of the altar, to bear it. Hollow with boards shalt thou make it; as it was shown thee in the mount, so shall they make it.
YHVH has now taken us directly to the command for the construction of the brazen altar, which stands in the court, and is the very first thing you would see when entering the tabernacle area. Much of the description of this altar is previously described in earlier accounts of the furniture in the Most Holy Place and Holy Place, i.e., the wood and bronze. Bronze, as we have stated earlier, pictures judgment, and this altar is to be the ultimate place of judgment. This altar is to be called the altar of burnt offering (Shemot [Exodus] 30:28, Vayiqera (Leviticus) 4:7). This altar is to be distinguished from the altar of incense, which YHVH has chosen to mention after commanding the construction of this altar. This is for a good and proper reason, which we will discuss later in the lesson.
So, let us begin at the beginning of this altar. YHVH first instructs Mosheh to make an altar. The word for altar is mizebecha (מזבח). This word is built upon the verbal root zavach. Zavach is the Hebrew word for sacrifice, or offering. So, the altar is the noun and the sacrifice is the verb, or the action. The literal meaning of zavach, or offering, is to prepare something for a higher purpose. It is directly connected to the preparation of a meal to satisfy a guest. For example, an earlier event in Bere’shiyt (Genesis) presents this very picture:
Bere’shiyt 31:54 Then Jacob offered sacrifice upon the mount, and called his brethren to eat bread: and they did eat bread, and tarried all night in the mount.
Here we have the sacrifice being connected directly to the eating of a meal. When a bullock, a lamb, or a goat is offered upon this altar, YHVH is satisfied. We have the first such occasion of a burnt offering in Bere’shiyt [Genesis] 8:20 when Noach comes out of the ark and builds an altar. In Bere’shiyt 22:8,13, we have a wonderful, moving picture of what Yeshua‘ Himself will do on the antitype of the brazen altar, a tree, - a tree that He was nailed upon. In Bere’shiyt 22:8 we read that YHVH himself will provide the sacrifice instead of Isaac. Most Christian commentators see this as a statement of prophecy, that YHVH Himself will be that lamb in the form of Yeshua‘. The Hebrew there says, 'elohiym yir'eh-lo hashsheh. This is literally translated as ’Elohiym will see to it Himself the lamb. In other words, ’Elohiym will Himself provide the lamb. This in and of itself does not suggest that He would be the offering. But I would like to add another piece of information that I believe is not placed in the text by chance. It is the substitute for Isaac that I believe sheds some more light on verse eight.
In verse thirteen it reads:
Bere’shiyt 22:13 And Abraham lifted up his eyes, and looked, and behold, behind him a ram caught in a thicket by his horns: and Abraham went and took the ram, and offered him up for a burnt offering in the stead of his son.
This is an awesome statement. First of all, we have all the elements of the brazen altar. The wood, the ram, the horns, and a place called YHVH YIREH (יהוה יראה), or YHVH will see to it. Now, is it coincidence that of all the clean animals that are offerings, YHVH chooses the ram? The word for ram is ’ayil (איל). This word is the verbal root for the word ’Elohiym (אלהים). The word thicket is the Hebrew word savak (סבך). The Greek equivalent is perikukloo (περικυκλοω), which means to be surrounded, particularly by enemies (Luke 19:43). I find that the circumstances of Yeshua‘’s trial, surrounded by His enemies and subsequent crucifixion to be more than just comparable to what has taken place here. It is also interesting to me that the phrase, tachat b'no (תחת בנו) is used here. This is translated as "in the stead of his son". This phrase means that the ram was sacrificed in place of His son. I should not have to go into New Testament doctrine concerning Yeshua‘’s purpose of dying on the tree in our place. It is not the fact that He did do this that intrigues me. It is the constant reminder in Scripture of the nature of ’Elohiym's ways verses the nature of haSatan's way. One of the most oft quoted titles of hasatan is the antichrist. This word in Hebrew is the Mashiach Tachat, or the "instead-of Messiah". Hasatan's nature, since his fall in Yesha’yahu (Isaiah) 14, is to be "instead of God", to be in place of God in every way, and to convince the entire inhabited world of this, as well. However, YHVH's plan from the beginning necessitated that He would take upon flesh and die "in place of" man. YHVH must be the lamb.
The whole idea of the burnt offering is to satisfy the sin problem before entering anywhere else in YHVH's house or tabernacle. This is the Creator's way. The Father dwells between the cherubim above the mercy seat, keeping watch over the ark of the testimony. There was only one way the priests could approach the laver, enter the Holy Place, eat the life-sustaining bread, stand before the light of the menorah, and burn incense on the golden altar. They must give their whole being through the sacrifice of the burnt offering at the entrance to the court. This is one reason why Yeshua‘ said that He was the way, the truth and the life, and only by Him could one come to the Father. The brazen altar was the only way. YHVH would always know if this altar was circumvented. The cloud in the incense from the golden altar that covered the mercy seat, was to be mixed with the burning coals taken from the brazen altar (Vayiqera [Leviticus] 16:11-13). YHVH would know from the smell of the incense that the brazen altar was passed by. The word "burnt offering" is actually taken from one Hebrew word. This word is ‘alah (אלה). It means to rise up, or to go up. This word is commonly used to describe the act of going back to Israel. To go to Jerusalem is to go up, to make aliya. To leave Jerusalem, and to go anywhere else, is to go down. Anyway, the smoke from the offerings would rise up to YHVH to be a sweet savor in His nostrils. Not because YHVH enjoys the sacrifice, but because this means that someone has given himself entirely to YHVH and a child has been redeemed.
I wish to talk about the brazen altar in two parts. I want to talk about Nadav (Nadab) and Avihu (Abihu), and the dangerous condition of modern Christianity today. I believe that the "church" is filled with Nadav's and Avihu's today. There is a strange fire burning across our nation. A strange smoke rising up to YHVH's nostrils. It is a stench. It is a handful of incense without the ashes of the brazen altar. It is the current paradigm of our religious culture. It began a long time ago.
Shalom Alecheim! [Peace be upon you!]
Unless one finds the origin of a subject, one will invariably arrive at illogical conclusions. Such is the nature of the theme we are about to illustrate. In fact, it would be difficult to find another topic so nearly wrenched out of shape. We find reference to this topic at James 5:7: “Be patient therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the Master. Behold, the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for it, until he receive the early and latter rain.”
Here the early and latter rain represent firstly the rain of seed time at planting and secondly the rain of ripening before the harvest: the first fell in Judaea about the beginning of our November after the seed was sown; the second toward the end of our April as the ears began filling out in preparation for the full harvest, as their crops developed during the winter and early spring. It is obvious that this passage typifies the beginning of the ekklesia [the Called Our Ones known as the Church.] period and extends until the time of Yahshua’s Second Advent, with a long dry season between the two rains. Most good farmers are aware that a moderate dry spell after the seed has been planted can be beneficial, causing the plants to develop a vigorous root system so that when the rains finally come the crop will produce an abundant yield.
This may be a strange way to look back on the history of the ekklesia, but this is what James and the prophets before him were alluding to. The reader needs to differentiate between the early and latter rain, as each are different in their respective nature. In other words, we are not instructed to reenact the events at the Day of Pentecost as a pattern of our worship. While there were miraculous phenomena at Pentecost, as recorded in Acts (such as speaking in tongues), it was only an earnest (down payment) of the Spirit. At the Day of Pentecost there were gathered many good-fig-Judahites from many lands speaking diverse languages, and a miracle was provided in both the speaking and the hearing for that event to be a success. The present-day Pentecostal and charismatic movements have made a mockery of the original happenings recorded at Acts 2. Nor do the present-day Pentecostals and charismatics allude to Old Testament passages in order to explain why a Pentecost in the first place. Pentecost in the Old Testament was a feast day mandated for Israelites only, whereas today’s Pentecostals and charismatics invite every unclean race to gather with them.
While Pentecost was a very important event in our Israelite history, it only served as a beginning. We Israelites, as a people, had been divorced and completely separated from Yahweh with no hope. Yahweh had married the twelve tribes of Israel, but Israel proved to be unfaithful to her husband, whereupon He could only divorce them. By law the only way He could remarry them back to Himself was that one or the other spouse had to die. That is the very purpose Yahweh came in the flesh, as Yahshua to die so he could purchase them back as their Kinsman Redeemer. But that purchasing back could not take place until His death officially took place. Pentecost was the beginning of that process, but as yet there was not a messenger to take “the good news” to the formerly divorced twelve tribes. To accomplish this objective, Paul was chosen to take the Gospel to the lost Israel nations (mistakenly translated by the Latin term “Gentiles”). And by the way, Paul was one of the twelve apostles, as at 2 Corinthians 11:5: “For I suppose I was not a whit behind the very chiefest apostles.” 2 Corinthians 12:11: “I am become a fool in glorying; ye have compelled me: for I ought to have been commended of you: for in nothing am I behind the very chiefest apostles, though I be nothing.” Thus, if Paul was not behind the very chiefest apostles, he became one of the twelve.
In addition to this, Yahshua Christ personally chose each and every one of His twelve apostles, as Matt. 10:1 makes quite clear, and can also be found at Luke 6:12-16. For anyone who takes these two passages seriously – that every apostle was chosen personally by Christ – it would have ruled out Matthias, which I have believed all along. Rev. 21:14 rules out there being 13, so either Matthias or Paul must be disqualified, and it surely can’t be Paul. Paul was “Lamb” chosen and Matthias was not.
Not only did Yahshua Christ personally choose his twelve apostles, but it was to them (and not to today’s Pentecostals and charismatics) that He gave “power against unclean spirits to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease”, Matt. 10:1. It is true that elsewhere in the New Testament, others are called “apostles”, as at 1 Corinthians 12:28, but they are called “apostles of the church”, a nondescript term with a general meaning. It is one thing to be an apostle of Yahshua Christ personally sent by Him, but quite another to be an apostle of the church sent by a body of believers. Scripture lacks any record of miracles having been done by any apostles of the church.
Paul let it be known to the Galatians what kind of an apostle he was: “Not sent from men, nor through the agency of man, but through Yahshua Christ, even Yahweh the Father, who raised Him from the dead” Gal 1:1. The original twelve (with Paul replacing Judas rather than Matthias) had a nontransferable commission to reveal doctrine and found the ekklesia. When the pastoral epistles set forth the principals for a lasting leadership, mention is made of elders and deacons rather than apostles. The Pentecostals and charismatics want the role of apostle, which is a position no longer to be given. Only pride could motivate such a desire.
The Pentecostals and charismatics make fools of themselves in their attempt to relive Acts 2 all over again, mistakenly believing that the latter rain is but more of the same. Rather, the latter rain is as different from the early rain as harvest is from sowing, or as sowing is from harvest. The Pentecostals and charismatics, by trying to resurrect Pentecost, are like gardeners in Ohio or Michigan trying to plant tomatoes in their garden in September, or a farmer trying to harvest wheat before the kernels are fully developed. Solomon said that there was a time and season for everything, and the time and season for Pentecost is in the past, while now we must wait patiently for the latter rain. I believe that we are experiencing it today in the Israel Identity Message, though there remain some kinks to be untangled, which I will address later.
Not only has the Day of Pentecost come and gone, but the time for prophecy is in the past. Many Pentecostals and charismatics consider themselves prophets on par with the Old Testament prophets. This reveals an appalling ignorance of 1 Cor. 14:3: “But he that prophesieth speaketh unto men to edification, and exhortation, and comfort.” This amounts to forth-telling rather than foretelling. The gifts mentioned at 1 Cor. 12:7-10 were primarily for the apostolic era.
John wrote the book of Revelation, and that ended the work of the prophets. Therefore, anyone who claims he is a prophet today is a downright liar (Heb. 1:1-2). We have in our Bibles all the prophecy we are ever going to get. But that doesn’t annul the Spirit-given gift of understanding the prophecy already given. Speaking in general, we as a people don’t understand the prophecies we already have, let alone following some uninspired wannabe prophet that can only lead us astray. And the Pentecostal and charismatic movements are full of them! Therefore, all that the Pentecostal and charismatic movements can offer are false words of knowledge and prophecies that fail! They’re phony from the get-go, and they’re attempting to plant at harvest time.
Before we leave the subject of the original twelve apostles, we must ascertain why they were unique. And if you don’t understand the term “unique”, it means being the only one of its kind. So if anyone is likening one’s self with the original twelve, he is deceiving himself and blowing his own importance thoroughly out of proportion. Each apostle’s call was unique; their office was unique; their ministry was unique; and the miracles they performed were unique. Unquestionably, the apostles were a special breed, and they had no successors. The age of the apostles and what they accomplished is forever in the past, and the only thing which is left to us today is to build on the foundation they laid for us. But the Pentecostals and charismatics want to rebuild the apostle’s foundation to their own specifications. Not only was the office of the apostles unique, but they were given absolute authority. The apostles’ authority was even greater than that of the other prophets before them, whose utterances have been proven over and over for their accuracy and authenticity, such as Daniel.
When the apostles spoke, there was no quarrel in reply, except on occasion between them, and no outsiders were given voice, as their final decision on a matter stood. Not some “infallible” pope’s, and there are a lot of romish catholics who are charismatics and somehow remain catholic. The apostles were proved, and they were recognized by their followers, as the revelatory agents of Yahweh. Jude well said at verse 17: “But you, beloved, remember ye the words which were spoken before of the apostles of our Master Yahshua Christ.” You will notice here that Jude didn’t direct us to take heed of the phony words of the then future Pentecostals or charismatics. Jude’s admonition at verse 17 is still effective today, and we have no excuse as we now have the printed page in spite of the romish church.
To demonstrate that the phenomena of speaking tongues at Pentecost was unique to the early apostolic age, I will quote from the “Ten Homilies on the First Epistle of John”, The Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers of the Christian Church, Philip Schaff ed., vol. 7, where Augustine states his understanding:
“In the earliest times, ‘the Holy Ghost fell upon them that believed: and they spake with tongues,’ which they had not learned, ‘as the Spirit gave them utterance.’ These were signs adapted to the time. For there behooved to be that betokening of the Holy Spirit in all tongues, to shew that the Gospel of God was to run through all tongues over the whole earth. That thing was done for a betokening, and it passed away. In the laying on of hands now, that persons may receive the Holy Ghost, do we look that they should speak with tongues? Or when we laid the hand on these infants, did each one of you look to see whether they would speak with tongues, and, when he saw that they did not speak with tongues, was any of you so wrong-minded as to say, These have not received the Holy Ghost; for, had they received, they would speak with tongues as was the case in those times? If then the witness of the presence of the Holy Ghost be not now given through these miracles, by what is it given, by what does one get to know that he has received the Holy Ghost? Let him question his own heart. If he love his brother the Spirit of God dwelleth in him.”
Augustine further wrote at “Lectures or Tractates on the Gospel According to St. John”, Ibid., 195:
“How then, brethren, because he that is baptized in Christ, and believes on Him, does not speak now in the tongues of all nations, are we not to believe that he has received the Holy Ghost? God forbid that our heart should be tempted by this faithlessness. Certain we are that every man receives: but only as much as the vessel of faith that he shall bring to the fountain can contain, so much does He fill of it. Since, therefore, the Holy Ghost is even now received by men, some one may say, Why is it that no man speaks in the tongues of all nations? Because the Church itself now speaks in the tongues of all nations. Before, the Church was in one nation, where it spoke in the tongues of all. By speaking then in the tongues of all, it signified what was to come to pass; that by growing among the nations, it would speak in the tongues of all.”
Therefore, when one reads the 12th chapter of 1 Corinthians, one should consider to whom, why, when, where, and under what circumstances it was written. It should be obvious that the instruction of 1 Cor. 12 was written for people shortly after the Day of Pentecost, and that these experiences were fresh in their minds.
We need now to go to Joel 2:23, where Joel prophesied in part of the Day of Pentecost: “23 Be glad then, ye children of Zion, and rejoice in Yahweh your singular-Elohim: for he hath given you the former rain moderately, and he will cause to come down for you the rain, the former rain, and the latter rain in the first month. 24 And the floors shall be full of wheat, and the vats shall overflow with wine and oil. 25 And I will restore to you the years that the locust hath eaten, the cankerworm, and the caterpillar, and the palmerworm, my great army which I sent among you. 26 And ye shall eat in plenty, and be satisfied, and praise the name of Yahweh your singular-Elohim, that hath dealt wondrously with you: and my people shall never be ashamed. 27 And ye shall know that I am in the midst of Israel, and that I am Yahweh your singular-Elohim, and none else: and my people shall never be ashamed. 28 And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions: 29 And also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out my spirit.”
As I stated before, the early rain at Pentecost was only an earnest (partial payment) of all of these things, and Peter was not incorrect for citing Joel, but the greater part of Joel’s prophecy has not yet come to pass, and that is where most Bible students miss the point. Notice how Joel states, “... he hath given you the former rain moderately ...” It says here: “... the floors shall be full of wheat, and the vats shall overflow with wine and oil ...” Yes, we have this situation, but our enemy controls all the markets, with the farmer getting little more than a token for his labor and investment, while the bad-fig-jew takes all the profit. And now that the supermarkets have put the mom and pop stores out of business, the b-f-j’s control the price at both ends. Not only that, by having complete control of the food business, they raise the prices for the Whites and then give food stamps to the beasts of the field. This is not only happening in the area of food, but also medicine, energy, education and housing. As yet we haven’t realized “... I will restore to you the years that the locust hath eaten, the cankerworm, and the caterpillar, and the palmerworm, my great army which I sent among you.” Once the jew-locust, jew-cankerworm, jew-caterpillar, jew-palmerworm is no longer with us we will be able to experience the latter rain. This will amount to 2,700 years worth of restoration. [MY NOTE: When the author says "jew-locust, jew-cankerworm, jew-caterpillar, jew-palmerworm," he is referring to those Jews who are a mix - those who "call" themselves Jews but they have no Jewish blood running through their blood veins and there are those who are real Jews who are a part of the Cabal-the evil ones serving their daddy Satan.]
But the greatest restoration will be: “And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all [Israelite] flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions: And also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out my spirit.” This blessing is already being realized in the Israel Identity movement to some degree and will continue as we are sprinkled with clean water. We are told at Ezekiel 36:25:
“Then will I sprinkle clean water upon you, and ye shall be clean: from all your filthiness, and from all your idols, will I cleanse you.”
Though we realized a limited purification with the Reformation, it is only through the Israel Identity movement that we can observe any great progress in this type of cleansing. Therefore, I am convinced that the Israel Identity movement is the very essence of the prophesied latter rain. The people coming into the movement are all muddied up with the errant doctrines of nominal churchianity, and when subjected to Yahweh’s sprinkling, the moist dirt starts to roll down, forming streaks of clean mixed with streaks of mud.
As a result, there are mud-streaks of universalism, mud-streaks of one-seedline, mud-streaks of no-Satan dogma, mud-streaks of outright disapproval of Yahshua’s name to mention a few. And, in addition, mud-streaks of pride. It should be quite apparent that Peter’s referral to Joel was only to the early rain and not the latter rain. That the early rain was only an earnest is stated at 2 Cor. 5:5: “Now he that hath wrought us for the selfsame thing is God, who also hath given unto us the earnest of the Spirit.” Therefore, the recent charismatic movement and the Pentecostals of the last 150 years have little comprehension of either the former or latter rain foretold by Joel. When we finally experience the latter rain in its fullness it will dwarf the early rain in comparison, and be received only by Israelites. Others need not apply.
The Pentecostals and charismatics make the claim that Peter believed as they do, and if living today, he would be one of them. They will usually start with their perverted concept of the baptism of the Spirit. They will demand that one experience various phenomena, such as speaking in tongues, feelings of euphoria, visions, and emotional outbreaks of various kinds, and those who have not experienced such accompanying phenomenon are not considered Spirit-filled, but rather immature, carnal, disobedient or otherwise incomplete Christians.
Most Pentecostals and charismatics will demand their experiences to take precedence over the Bible, and if the Bible doesn’t support their experiences, the Bible be damned. If one examines magazines, books and television programs sponsored by these movements, one will find they emphasize “visions”, “dreams”, “words of knowledge”, “private messages from God” and other personal experiences, often obliterating Scripture entirely out-of-context in the process.
But is this the kind of demeanor that Peter promoted? We find the answer at 2 Peter 1:19-21: “19 We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts: 20 Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. 21 For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.”
Notice here the words “sure word”, which are 180 degrees opposite of experience theology. A belief system based on experience theology would be better left to mysticism, which essentially it is. “Experience theology” is akin to the “if it feels good, do it” philosophy similar to the sex orgies under every green tree spoken of in the Old Testament and which is so prevalent among many of today’s Pentecostals and charismatics.
by haRold Smith
a citizen of the Commonwealth (Ephesians 2:19)
"There was a rich man who was clothed in purple and fine linen, gaily living in splendor every day. At his gate had been laid a beggar named El'azar who was covered with sores. He would have been glad to eat the scraps that fell from the rich man's table; but instead, even the dogs would come and lick his sores. In time the beggar died and was carried away by the angels to Avraham's side; the rich man also died and was buried.
In She'ol, where he was in torment, the rich man looked up and saw Avraham far away with El'azar at his side. He called out, 'Father Avraham, take pity on me, and send El'azar just to dip the tip of his finger in water to cool my tongue, because I'm in agony in this fire!' However, Avraham said, 'Son, remember that when you were alive, you got the good things while he got the bad; but now he gets his consolation here, while you are the one in agony. Yet that isn't all: a deep rift has been established between us, so that those who would like to pass from here to you cannot, nor can anyone cross over from there to us.'
He answered, 'Then, father, I beg you to send him to my father's house, where I have five brothers, to warn them; so that they may be spared having to come to this place of torment too.' But Avraham said, 'They have Moshe and the Prophets; they should listen to them.' However, he said, 'No, father Avraham, they need more. If someone from the dead goes to them, they'll repent!' But he replied, 'If they won't listen to Moshe and the Prophets, they won't be convinced even if someone rises from the dead!'." Luke 16:19-31
Throughout the Tanakh (renamed OT) events and circumstances are often described using a form of phrasing called "figurative imagery" - language used to represent objects, actions and ideas in such a way that it appeals to our physical senses. Since the word "imagery" is associated with mental pictures, imagery makes use of particular words that create visual representation of ideas in our minds. So it is we find the continued usage of figurative imagery in the Messianic Writings (NT) of these Hebrew authors drawn from a Hebrew mindset influenced by Hebrew culture who understood how wording could invoke a mental image to convey the sense of what they were writing about. The Hebrew Yeshua frequently used this Hebrew technique in His parables to illumine a particular truth He was trying to convey as He is in this parable of Lazarus. What is amazing to see is how, because this is the only parable recorded in which Yeshua places a proper name upon one of the characters, people read into it as though it actually happened to support the uniquely Christian theological stance of there being a Heaven a Hell and an Immortal Soul (click on highlighted words to view content). This theological stance can be seen in most of our modern translations that insert the word "Hades" into the text in verse 23 when it should simply end with "the rich man died and was buried". By adding this phrase, we see the danger of eisegesis (reading into the text) rather than exegesis (reading out of the text - reading what the words actually say) when we project our own preconceived ideas onto the text and call the process "Biblical interpretation." Metaphor, allegory and symbolism are problematic when approaching scripture because the Tanakh does not speak in purely symbolic, abstract concepts - there is always a literal reality at the core of the subject, which is only then interpreted in a symbolic way to underscore and enhance the truth contained in that reality. In fact, without any explicit statement from the text telling us otherwise, any attempt to override what the words actually say and mean will inevitably be found to simply be the opinion of the translator. The paradigm the translator brings to the text will lead him to find exactly the evidence he needs to support his opinion (metaphor, allegory or symbolic approach). Why do we suspect that the text has been tampered with? Several reasons bring us to that conclusion. First of all, as mentioned earlier, "Hades" was added to the text. We can be assured of this fact because "Hades" is a Greek mythological god of the underworld - not found anywhere in Hebrew scripture. Secondly, Thayer's (New Testament Greek-English Lexicon) reveals that part of its definition of Hades is "unseen" - which is the precise definition of the Hebrew word, she'ol, as unseen "in the grave" without any reference to punishments or rewards (in spite of Strong's insistence otherwise). Job certainly entertained no hope of revivification.
Dr Miles Jones with Dr Richard Harvey Part 1 - Discussing "Sons of Zion verses Sons of Greece" Vol 1
Video 1 of 3 on a discussion of how the survival of the Hebrew Gospels are being rediscovered following Supersessionism, also called replacement theology and thoughts on Post-supersessionism; Dr Miles Jones meets Dr Richard Harvey direct on day 1 of landing in the UK for a 30 day European expedition in search of the earliest surviving copies of Hebrew Gospel manuscripts. Dr. Richard S. Harvey is an expert on Messianic Judaism (He is a Messianic Jew himself), who has worked for years to reconcile the mainstream Christian Church with the Messianic Church.
In this part 2 of Dr Miles Jones first meeting with Dr Richard Harvey on day 1 of his travels flying direct from Texas to England, on a 30 day European expedition in search of the earliest surviving copies of Hebrew Gospels manuscripts, we pickup the interview with discussion on what is the Supersessionism that replaced the scriptural narrative of God's plan of redemption through the set apart people of Israel, with a universal Church doctrine.
In the final part 3 interview between Dr Miles Jones and Dr Richard Harvey the discussion turns to the idea of Post Supersessionism as a theological framework in which healing from the past indoctrinations of supersessionism (replacement theology) can be supported. Playing a part perhaps in the fulfilment of that prophecy between the Sons of Zion and the Sons of Greece. Zechariah 9:13.
March 9, 2022
In 2 Thess 2:6-7 we are introduced to a force that is preventing the Antichrist from coming upon the earth. There has been tremendous debate about who or what this restraining force is. Many scholars have speculated as to the identity of the restrainer, but the 3 primary candidates for the restraining force are the Holy Spirit; Michael the archangel, and a surprising suggestion: Satan himself may be restraining the coming of Antichrist. Watch this Nelson Walters video for a complete analysis of who is the Restainer.
March 8, 2022
In the times when Yeshua walked through Judea and Galilee, the Roman Empire exercised control over the land. They collected taxes, controlled transportation and movement, imposed restrictions of all kinds and decided who lived and who died.
It was in this same setting that Yeshua preached about the Kingdom of Heaven. But unlike the redemption that everyone expected at that very moment in order to be freed from the unbearable Roman oppression, through political change and the coronation of a Jew (Yeshua) over Israel, the Messiah was speaking of another Kingdom.
A Kingdom that was possible to access at that very moment; regardless of who the emperor or the president of a country was; a kingdom that could not be damaged by the hand of man nor does it age with the passage of time. A Kingdom that existed before Creation and will continue to exist when everything is finished; the Kingdom of Heaven; the Kingdom of God.
To escape the system of the Beast, we must first realize that whatever happens around us on planet Earth, in this physical world, does not change in the slightest the power and sovereignty of the Creator over the entire Universe.
Paths of Old - Ancient Paths
Jeremiah 6:16; 18:15; Acts 15:21
“Thus said יהוה (Yahweh), “Stand in the ways and see, and ask for the old paths, where the good way is, and walk in it; and find rest for yourselves....” (Jeremiah 6:16)
“But My people have forgotten Me, they have burned incense to what is false, and they have stumbled from their ways, from the ancient paths, to walk in bypaths and not on a highway.” (Jeremiah 18:15)
Regular public reading of the Torah was introduced by Ezra the Scribe after the return of the Jewish people from their Babylonian captivity (c. 537 BCE), as described in the Book of Nehemiah 8. In the modern era, adherents of Orthodox Judaism practice Torah reading according to a set procedure they believe has remained unchanged in the two thousand years since the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem (70 CE).
“For from ancient generations Mosheh has, in every city, those proclaiming him – being read in the congregations every Sabbath.” (Acts 15:21)
Leviticus ויקרא (Vayikra = Vah-eek-rah)
Meaning = “and He called”
Bible readings for March 12, 2022. In the 3rd solar month of the Hebrew 13th month of Adar Bet (March/April).
And he called
Torah: Leviticus 1:1—6:7 (Chumash: Leviticus 1:1—5:26); Deuteronomy 25:17-19
Haftarah: (Shabbat Zachor) (Sabbath before Purim) (Remembering Amalek) Isaiah 43:21—44:23; 1 Samuel 15:2-34
Brit Chadashah: Romans 8:1-13; Hebrews 10:1-39, 13:10-16
Prepare for Shabbat's Torah parashah covering Leviticus 1:1–5:26 named Vayikra (וַיִּקְרָא)— Hebrew for “and He called,”. This is the 24th weekly Torah portion in the annual cycle of Torah readings and the original name for the Book of Leviticus. The parsha for today lays out the laws of 5 different sacrifices and offerings we call (קָרְבָּנוֹת, korbanot) and it is from this Parshah of Vayikra we derive 16 new mitzvot commandments!
If you are interested in downloading the annual Torah reading schedule with projected new moon sightings, Feast Days, click HERE.
Three Year Bible Reading Schedule
Genesis to Revelation
Genesis 27:1-46 | Judges 12:1-15 | Psalm 29:1—30:12 | Isaiah 31:1—32:20 | Matthew 27:1-66
If you are interested in downloading the complete 3 year Bible reading schedule, click HERE. You can break up your Bible reading into 5 days of your choosing or combine the above readings of your choice.
Another Crazy Conspiracy Theory That No Longer Is Crazy: School Has Children Use Pizza Toppings To Describe Their Sexual Likes And Dislikes. Where Have We Heard Pizza Being Used as Code for Sexual Activity With Underage Children Before? IN DR. THOMAS HORN’S BEST-SELLING INVESTIGATIVE BOOK SABOTEURS
March 7, 2022
As part of their Diversity Education, California forced students to worship five aztec gods by chanting the same chants used in sacrifices.
March 6, 2022
The Satanic Temple is fighting against Christian-focused after-school clubs — and children are in the crosshairs. Lauren Green, chief religion correspondent for Fox News, reports on the latest developments among these competing points of view. The Satanic Temple recently opened an after-school “Satan Club” in a Moline, Illinois, elementary school, as part of its nationwide campaign to push back against the Christian Good News Clubs offered to schoolchildren after regular-hour classes. Parents protested outside the Jane Addams Elementary School in Moline when the first after-school Satan Club met there last month. Last Thursday, a few people came out to protest the club’s second meeting as well. It’s why some say that spiritual warfare is now taking place in America’s public schools. The Satanic Temple is not hiding the fact that it created the clubs to take on the Christian club called the Good News Club — which has become its No. 1 nemesis. Said Greaves, “The after-school Satan Clubs were conceived of in order to give an alternative to [the] religious indoctrination [of] after-school programs.” Reece Kauffman, president of Child Evangelism, which operates the Good News Clubs, said of the Satanic Temple, “I cannot tell you what’s in their hearts, but they certainly are doing work that would be contrary to the Good News of Jesus Christ…
AS THE SECOND COMING OF SATURN WITH HIS BLOODTHIRSTY GODS NEAR… Public Schools Are Determined To Prepare Kids For Sacrifice With Their “Unrelenting Campaign To Demonize Young Minds”
The good news is that California education authorities have been forced to drop part of the Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum (ESMC) that encouraged public school students to pray to bloodthirsty Aztec deities that demanded slicing out human hearts along with flaying victims and wearing their skin. But such studies are needed, the devoutest left-wingers insist, to help teach children about the systemic racism that supposedly defines America. Worshiping gods that belong in torture-porn horror movies will somehow advance diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism, the board of education reasoned when it approved the nearly 900-page ESMC in March 2021, making California “the first state in the nation to offer a statewide ethnic studies model for educators,” the board boasted at the time. Under pressure from the Thomas More Society, a highly effective national public interest law firm that filed a lawsuit last year on behalf of angry parents and the Californians for Equal Rights Foundation, the state agency agreed in January to nix parts of the Aztec devotions. The bad news is that the overall destructive Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum bursting with virulent anti-Americanism will continue and flourish with California law mandating it to spread dramatically in coming years…
Timothy Alberino and L.A. Marzulli discuss the enigmatic elongated skulls of Paracas, Peru, the Nephilim giants of Canaan, and the mysterious Phoenicians.
Therefore thus says the Lord God of Israel against the Pastors who feed My people: “You have scattered My flock, driven them away, and not attended to them. Behold, I will attend to you for the evil of your doings,” says the Lord. JEREMIAH 23:2
In this video, author C.J. Lovik discusses the 2520 End Times prophecy dates with the Berisheet prophecy dates and reveals an amazing truth hidden between the two.
March 8, 2022
This article is written from the teachings on the 3-Disc DVD entitled, Ezekiel 38: When God Defends Israel, the Coming Russian-Iranian Led Invasion of the Promised Land.
The DVD unpacks Ezekiel 38:13 to unmask the mysterious modern-day identities of ancient Tarshish and their young lions, or "villages" in some translations.
Additionally, it examines their specific roles within the prophecy. If Tarshish is the UK and the young lions are partially represented by the USA, then the ramifications for the future of America are staggering!
Ezekiel 38 and 39 involves at least fifteen participants in the prophecy. They are:
1.) The Victor: God,
2.) The (intended) Victim: Israel,
3.) The Invaders: Magog, Meshech, Tubal, Persia, Ethiopia, Libya, Gomer, and Togarmah.
4.) The Protestors: Sheba, Dedan, the merchants of Tarshish and their Young Lions.
The prophecy informs that, in the latter years the invaders will attack Israel to capture plunder and booty. They covet Israel's economic prosperity and conspire militarily to confiscate this livelihood as part of their spoils of war. As the victor, the Lord prevents this from occurring by utilizing supernatural means to defeat these invaders.
Meanwhile, as the epic event unfolds, the protestors complain about the evil intentions of the invaders. Their protests are lodged in the questions in Ezekiel 38:13 quoted below. Ultimately, after the invaders are conquered, Israel graduates from being the intended victim and instead becomes the resultant benefactor.
"Sheba, Dedan, the merchants of Tarshish, and all their young lions will say to you, 'Have you come to take plunder? Have you gathered your army to take booty, to carry away silver and gold, to take away livestock and goods, to take great plunder?" (Ezekiel 38:13)
The modern-day equivalents of these protestors today are commonly understood and taught to be:
Dedan: Saudi Arabia and perhaps parts of the Gulf Cooperative Council (GCC) Arab Gulf States,
Tarshish: Either the UK or Spain,
Young Lions: Either the colonies that came from the UK, namely North America, or the offshoots of Spain, mainly the Latin American countries.
Ezekiel 38:13 imparts several important clues to the reader. One of them is that the merchants (of Tarshish) are concerned about the motives of the invaders. They are not referred to as soldiers, politicians, athletes, entertainers, etc., but as merchants. The Hebrew word used by Ezekiel is clearly talking about commerce.
Being labeled as merchants in Ezekiel 38:13 insinuates that at least some of the protestors have commercial interests at stake within Israel at the time of the Magog invasion. This is not a new phenomenon. According to Ezekiel 27:12, Tarshish has been conducting foreign trade in the Middle East for centuries.
The Seals of Revelation
Four Part Series Part One—Who is Worthy to Open the Scroll?
No one but Jesus can open it—or even look inside!! Revelation is only understood when Jesus chooses to reveal the true meaning in the last days.
Revelation 5:2-3 And I saw a mighty angel proclaiming in a loud voice, “Who is worthy to break the seals and open the scroll?” But no one in heaven or on earth or under the earth could open the scroll or even look inside it.
Revelation 5:4-5 I wept and wept because no one was found who was worthy to open the scroll or look inside. Then one of the elders said to me, “Do not weep! See, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has triumphed. He is able to open the scroll and its seven seals.”
Revelation 5:9-10 And they sang a new song, saying: “You are worthy to take the scroll and to open its seals, because you were slain, and with your blood you purchased for God persons from every tribe and language and people and nation. You have made them to be a kingdom and priests to serve our God, and they will reign on the earth.”