• Eddie Rogers, Minister

Truth — 08/07/2021


 

Wife enters singing Yeshua at her wedding and the supernatural happens


This was a Brazilian wedding.

 
 

The Armor of YHWH


We will pick up where we left off last week. This is Part 4 of 7. If you missed Part 1, Click HERE, Part 2, Click HERE, Part 3, Click HERE.


Feet Shod With the Gospel of Peace


Shaul (Paul) was remezing (reflecting or looking back) to Exodus Chapter 28:


31 And thou shalt make the robe [i.e., the robe worn underneath the ephod.] of the ephod all of blue. 32And there shall be an hole in the top of it, in the midst thereof: it shall have a binding of woven work round about the hole of it, as it were the hole of an habergeon, that it be not rent. 33 And beneath upon the hem of it thou shalt make pomegranates of blue, and of purple, and of scarlet, round about the hem thereof; and bells of gold between them round about: 34 A golden bell and a pomegranate, a golden bell and a pomegranate, upon the hem of the robe round about. 35 And it shall be upon Aaron to minister: and his sound shall be heard when he goeth in unto the holy place before the Lord [YHWH, Strong’s #H3068], and when he cometh out, that he die not.

(Exodus 28:31-35, King James Bible (KJV), emphasis and comments added)


Thy word [Torah] is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.

(Psalm 119:105, King James Bible (KJV), emphasis and comment added)


14 How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher [messenger]? 15 And how shall they preach, except they be sent [for that purpose]? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!

(Romans 10:14-15, King James Bible (KJV), emphasis and comments added)


This concludes Part 4 of 7 on our teaching on The Armor of YHWH.

 
 

MERINGUE BOOMERANG

July 30, 2021

Leviticus 23 Acts 7

as jumper cables, to get started,

this may be S-H-O-C-K-I-N-G

Job 6:6 Can that which is unsavoury be eaten without salt?

[per Leviticus 2:13, what is a “salt covenant”?]

or is there any taste in the white of an egg?

(Let’s get serious about the entire WORD of GOD and

put the foundation of PIE under the topping :o)))

Electricity seemed to tingle my entire being, as I read Leviticus 23 and

Acts 7 in tandem this morning — WOW! — ZAP!!! The jolt opened my eyes to things I have never seen before! Put on your rubber gloves and getta grip on this:

We all know about our FATHER’s Sabbath and how the pope changed it to SUNday, as affirmed by the Vatican’s own admission: (and if I may quote from “CHURCH AT THE CROSSROAD” the excellent book by our Brother Preston McNutt”)

Page 162:

“But let us hear it from the Mother Church herself: [this is a Priest talking!]

‘It is well to remind the Presbyterians, Baptists, Methodists, and all other Christians, that the Bible does not support them anywhere in their observance of Sunday. Sunday is an institution of the Roman Catholic Church, and those who observe the day observe a commandment of the Catholic Church.’ –

Priest Brady, in an address, reported in the Elizabeth, NJ ‘News’ on March 18, 1903. See This Rock”


Page 163:

Deny the authority of the Church and you have no adequate or reasonable explanation or justification for the substitution of Sunday for Saturday in the Third — Protestant Fourth — Commandment of GodThe Church is above the Bible, and this transference of Sabbath observance is proof of that fact.

- Catholic Record, September 1, 1923.”


Page 163:

Protestants… accept Sunday rather than Saturday as the day for public worship after the Catholic Church made the change… But the Protestant mind does not seem to realize that… in observing Sunday, they are accepting the authority of the spokesman for the Church, the pope.

- Our Sunday Visitor, February 5, 1950. See This Rock”

OK, so like, what does the WORD, “Sabbath,” mean? The seventh day, of course; and yet, this WORD is much RICHER (for the few who enter in :o))) As we enter into HIS rest, we accelerate into the Heavenly realm, as HE promised, when we honor our CREATOR’s HIGH SABBATHS!!! We enter the “SEASON OF OUR JOY.” Why? Because these are “Holy Convocations” which means, as defined by Strong’s lexicon:

H4744

מקרא

miqrâ'

mik-raw'

From H7121; something called out, that is, a public meeting (the act, the persons, or the place); also a rehearsal: - assembly, calling, convocation, reading.

These “rehearsal”(s) are precisely why Yeshua said:

Luke 19:42 [this is our MESSIAH telling US] Saying, If thou hadst known, even thou, at least in this thy day, the things which belong unto thy peace! but now they are hid from thine eyes.

Luke 19:43 For the days shall come upon thee, that thine enemies shall cast a trench about thee, and compass thee round, and keep thee in on every side,

[seen any news lately about Russia, China, Iran, et al, not to mention Covid?]

Luke 19:44 And shall lay thee even with the ground, and thy children within thee; and they shall not leave in thee one stone upon another; because thou knewest not the time of thy visitation.

Our eternal Brother Stephen is giving us a COMPLETE review of what we should knew :o))) Poor grammar? We should know this stuff. Why have we not KNEWEST??? BIG religion has a HIStory of ignoring the finer points of ABBA’s Instructions for LIFE and the WAY to LIVE it! Yes, Saturday, the seventh day, is MONUMENTAL! It is a memorial of ALL HE has done for us, in six literal days; and yet, HE has promised us things yet to come — even as HE promised the first advent of our MESSIAH — REHEARSED in YeHoVaH’s FEASTS for over 1,000 years; and when it happened, the religious leaders missed it because they were not worshiping our CREATOR in SPIRIT and TRUTH. Plain and simple. The 4 spring FEASTS of YeHoVaH are all about Yeshua’s first coming. They should have known! The autumn FEASTS of YeHoVaH are all about Yeshua’s SECOND COMING!! WE SHOULD KNOW!!!


Leviticus 23 is our Instructions for KNOWING! Acts 7 is Stephen reminding us!! As is usually the case, BIG religion is KILLING the messenger, and so it is today. For those who think they are smarter than GOD and can ignore HIS INSTRUCTIONS for LIFE by cherry picking single BIBLE passages to support their meringue religion, for shame! Do yourself the favor of your LIFE and read Leviticus 23 & Acts 7. You’ll be glad you did!!!

YeHoVaH IS adding HIS blessing to the reading of HIS entire Holy Bible. AMEN!!!

Rog

Shema (Hear & Obey) YeHoVaH's instructions for Yeshua is coming soon. Read ALL YeHoVaH'S BOOK!

 

TRULY – NEWLY — RULY

How do you say JULY

and what is Communism??

July 29, 2021 :o)))

Leviticus 19 — 22 Acts 2 — 6

Rhythm & Blues from your hat to your shoes because roses are red and here’s the gOOd NEWS:

Decades ago in my junior college Social Philosophy class, a fellow student said, during open class discussion, “GOD is a Communist.” I said nothing; but, that upset me! As the years went by and I pondered that statement, slowly, very slowly, the concept of YHVH being a “Communist” (with all the current hype about “community”) slowly that bazaar concept began coming into focus for me — maybe I’m full of baloney — you be the JUDGE :o)))

Acts 2:44 And all that believed were together, and had all things common;

common,” community, communism — are we bending a RULE or BREAKING it?? To add fuel to this FIRE, we see that the HUMAN FACTOR is the proverbial “fly-in-the-ointment” as we read:

Acts 5:1-2 But a certain man named Ananias, with Sapphira his wife, sold a possession, And kept back part of the price, his wife also being privy to it, and brought a certain part, and laid it at the apostles' feet.

Most of us have heard sermons on this withholding of “community” wealth (for the sake of personal gain) and how Ananias, along with his wife Sapphira, conspired to bilk the FELLOWSHIP of Believers and how the Holy Spirit revealed this to Peter and how The ALMIGHTY slew both of these self-aggrandizing scammers. I’ve heard it preached that these two SAW the glory in what Barnabas did and wanted that glory, as explained:

Acts 4:36 And Joses, who by the apostles was surnamed Barnabas, (which is, being interpreted, The son of consolation,) a Levite, and of the country of Cyprus,

Acts 4:37 Having land, sold it, and brought the money, and laid it at the apostles' feet.

Didjah catch that WORD, “Levite”? let’s lOOk again:

Acts 4:36 And Joses, who by the apostles was surnamed Barnabas, (which is, being interpreted, The son of consolation,) a Levite, and of the country of Cyprus,

Here (in my opinion) is what this has to do with the proverbial “price-of-tea-in-China”:

Be it China, Europe, Africa, these United States of America or Lower Bongo-Bongo — The WORD of GOD still applies to ALL PEOPLE (as our chapters in Leviticus 19 -22 repeatedly includes us, “the strangers” among the Children of ISRAEL) and ABBA’s WORD never changes; for example, the covenant with Adam that he/we will work by the sweat of our brow for food and have to deal with weeds and thorns still applies to us today. The covenant of HIS rainbow in the sky still means that HE will never again destroy the entire Earth with a global flood. Israel being re-born a nation on May 14, 1948 is a reminder of HIS “everlasting” covenant with Israel and THEIR LAND which is even marked by the soles of their feet and the Hebrew letter Qof etched in stone, to THIS DAY, in Saudi Arabia! Today, Isra el has been re-born as a nation for the first time since 70 A.D. (as foretold in GOD’s EVERLASTING WORD) and Israel CURRENTLY has the first standing army since King David and is currently being surrounded by the nations mentioned by namein these last days as foretold in Ezekiel 38 & 39. I find it easier and easier to understand the NEW Testament the more I understand the TaNaKh (OLD Testament). Our Messiah NEVER told us to abandon the TaNaKh; but, HE ALWAYS directed out attention to the TaNaKh, in perfect harmony with Moses who said:

Deuteronomy 18:17 And YeHoVaH said unto me [Moses], They have well spoken that which they have spoken. [What have they well spoken? This is very important to research and UNDERSTAND. YES, INDEED!]

Deuteronomy 18:18 I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brethren, like unto thee [Moses], and will put MY WORDs in His mouth [YESHUA’s]; and He shall speak unto them all that I shall command Him.

All too many religions teach that their Jesus came with a different gospel — for shame! Question: What do you do with Matthew 23:3? THIS QUESTION deserves an answer!

Matthew 23:1 Then spake Jesus to the multitude, and to his disciples,

Matthew 23:2 Saying, The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses' seat:

Matthew 23:3 All therefore whatsoever they bid you observe, that observe and do; but do not ye after their works: for they say, and do not.

That sounds like a “Commandment” to me; and what adds fuel to this fire, HE says:

John 14:15 If ye love Me, keep My Commandments.

Do we love HIM? Did HE come with different Commandments than that of HIS and our FATHER which art in Heaven?? Selah (Pause) and Muse (Think)

Speaking of Deuteronomy 18:18, about our MESSIAH coming and teaching us — S-C-R-E-E-C-H… STOP! Back up.

What is Moses talking about in Deuteronomy 18? ! lOOkie:

Deuteronomy 18:1 The priests the Levites, and all the tribe of Levi, shall have no part nor [land] inheritance with Israel: they shall eat the offerings of YeHoVaH made by fire, and HIS inheritance.

Deuteronomy 18:2 Therefore shall they have no [land] inheritance among their brethren: YeHoVaH is their inheritance, as HE hath said unto them.

Barnabas is a “Levite”! Our MESSIAH came to bring us back to the Instructions of our never-changing ALMIGHTY GOD and Barnabas, knowing who he is in relationship with ABBA FATHER is REPENTING (of the Takanot, man-made laws, of the religious leaders and he is obeying the instructions of our never changing GOD by), selling his land (which the Levites were never given) and presenting ALL the proceeds to the “community” of BELIEVERS. What, pray tell, are Ananias and Sapphira DOIN’ ??? !!! Where does it refer to this goof-ball couple as being Levites? NADA! It does not say that. Let’s getta grip on The TRUTH = The TORAH = The WORD of GOD given to us via Moses and RE-given to us via THAT Prophet from among our BRETHREN — YES! YESHUA ha MASHIYACH/Jesus the Christ. I, for one, love HIM and love keeping HIS Commandments. HalleluYAH!!!

YeHoVaH IS adding HIS blessing to our reading and KEEPING of HIS

entire Holy Bible!

Rog

Shema (Hear & Obey) YeHoVaH's instructions for Yeshua is coming soon. Read ALL YeHoVaH'S BOOK!

 

THANK YOU ABBA FATHER

Which Art In HEAVEN!

July 26, 2021

Leviticus 17 & 18 + Acts 2

Lev 17:8 And thou shalt say unto them, Whatsoever man there be of the house of Israel, or of the strangers which sojourn among you [this is me :o) and maybe you :o))], that offereth a burnt offering or sacrifice,

Lev 17:10 And whatsoever man there be of the house of Israel, or of the strangers that sojourn among you [this is me :o) and maybe you :o))], that eateth any manner of blood; I will even set MY face against that soul that eateth blood, and will cut him off from among his people.

Lev 17:13 And whatsoever man there be of the children of Israel, or of the strangers that sojourn among you [this is me :o) and maybe you :o))], which hunteth and catcheth any beast or fowl that may be eaten; he shall even pour out the blood thereof, and cover it with dust.

Lev 19:34 But the stranger [this is me :o) and maybe you :o))] that dwelleth with you [the 12 Tribes of Israel] shall be unto you as one born among you, and thou shalt love him as thyself; for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt: I am the LORD your God.

This is at Mt Sinai in Saudi Arabia AND

for ALL the WORLD, ALL NATIONS & TONGUES

AGAIN, at Mt Moriah in Jerusalem

after the ascension of our MESSIAH on HIS Feast of SHAVUOT = PENTECOST

as HE Instructed us to observe in Acts 1:3 & 4

BERCAUSE:

AGAIN, flaming tongues of FIRE, the same as on Mt Sinai

came down from HEAVEN

from our NEVER CHANGING GOD

to ALL people, including us “strangers

Acts 2:8 And how hear we every man in our own tongue, wherein we were born?

Acts 2:9 Parthians, and Medes, and Elamites, and the dwellers in Mesopotamia, and in Judaea, and Cappadocia, in Pontus, and Asia,

Acts 2:10 Phrygia, and Pamphylia, in Egypt, and in the parts of Libya about Cyrene, and strangers of Rome [who are coming out of those who changed our FATHER’s 7th day to the 1st SUN god day see “VATICAN ASSASSINS” (which reveals the same oath sworn by Jesuits, Knights of Columbus, Freemasons, and Utah Mormons) by Eric Jon Phelps at https://www.academia.edu/37056067/Vatican_assassins_by_Eric_John_Phelps], Jews and proselytes,

Acts 2:11 Cretes and Arabians, we do hear them speak in our tongues the wonderful works of God.

And finally, our Apostle Peter is talking to YOU and to ME:

Acts 2:38 Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of YESHUA Mashiyach (Jesus Christ) for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.

Acts 2:39 For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.

Thank YOU ABBA PAPA for calling me.

B’shem YESHUA

(in the name of Jesus)

for teaching us YOUR WAY of LIFE by YOUR TRUTH = TORAH = Instructions

by which our MESSIAH LIVES

AMEN!!!

YeHoVaH IS adding HIS blessing to the reading of HIS entire Holy Bible. Amen.

Rog

Shema (Hear & Obey) YeHoVaH's instructions for Yeshua is coming soon. Read ALL YeHoVaH'S BOOK!

 

MEDICAL JOURNAL

Peer Review

July 24, 2021

Leviticus 13 — 15 John 21

In summary:

Leviticus 15:32 This is the Law [H8451 TORAH = Instructions, of our NEVER changing GOD] of him that hath an issue, and of him whose seed goeth from him [see First John 3:9], and is defiled therewith;

Leviticus 15:33 And of her that is sick of her flowers [see Matthew 9:20, Mark 5:25, & Luke 8:43], and of him that hath an issue, of the man, and of the woman, and of him that lieth with her that is unclean.

With a Peer Review:

John 21:24 This is the disciple which testifieth of these things, and wrote these things: and we know that his testimony is true.

Joh 21:25 And there are also many other things which YESHUA did, the which, if they should be written every one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that should be written. Amen.

FEED MY SHEEP

(John 21)

Shabbat shalom.

YeHoVaH IS adding HIS blessing to the reading of HIS entire Holy Bible. AMEN!

Shema (Hear & Obey) YeHoVaH's instructions for Yeshua is coming soon. Read ALL YeHoVaH'S BOOK!

 

NAPKIN ETIQUETTE

July 23, 2021

Leviticus 12 John 20

John 20:7 And the napkin, that was about HIS [Yeshua’s] head,

not lying with the linen clothes,

but wrapped together [G1722 & G1507 neatly folded] in a place by itself.

Modern Etiquette: Keep up your professional image at dinner


“… . If you need to leave the table temporarily, place your napkin in your chair and push your chair back under the table [in a place by itself] - this signals to the wait staff that you will be returning to the table… . At the end of the meal, loosely [NOT neatly folded] place the napkin to the left of the plate. Do not refold it - this signals to the wait staff that you have finished your meal.” [and that you will NOT be returning]

Our MESSIAH IS RETURNING!!!

In America, “napkin” was translated from the Greek:

G4676

σουδάριον

soudarion

soo-dar'-ee-on

Of Latin origin; a sudarium (sweat cloth), that is, towel (for wiping the perspiration from the face, or binding the face of a corpse): - handerchief, napkin.

However, decades ago, our Canadian friend told us that she is a bit offended by “napkin” and prefers “serviette” because, in Canada, a “napkin” is for feminine hygiene :o/

Definition of serviette

chiefly British

: a table napkin

Hygiene? Hygiene is what Leviticus chapter 12 is ALL ABOUT, especially regarding BIRTH. Separation, cleanliness, purification, and atonement — these things were done at MESSIAH’s birth AND at HIS resurrection [G386 resurrection = second birth] from the grave — HE signaled with HIS napkin that HE IS COMING BACK!!

YeHoVaH IS adding HIS blessing to the reading of HIS entire Holy Bible. AMEN!!!

Rog

Shema (Hear & Obey) YeHoVaH's instructions for Yeshua is coming soon. Read ALL YeHoVaH'S BOOK!

 

Bible Teachings

 
  1. The Hebrew Root of Spirit (Here we explore the Hebrew understanding of the word "spirit.")

  2. The Hebrew Root of Sabbath (Come and take a brief look at the Hebrew root of the word “sabbath”.)

  3. The Hebrew Root of Holy Convocation (Scripture tells us in a few places that specific days are a holy convocation. Often this word is translated as an assembly; but is that the best way to define it? Is that the Hebrew Root of a holy convocation?)

 

Hebrew Words Defined


The Church Part 3

by Brad Scott


I hope and pray that I have given some fundamental background to the word church. The conclusion to this matter is very simple. The church, as it is commonly used in Scripture, is an assembly of people who believe and follow YHVH. In the New Testament it is called the body of the Messiah - Ephesians 1:23; the children of God - Yochanan (John) 1:12; the faithful in Yeshua‘ the Messiah - Ephesians 1:1; believers - 1 Timothy 4:12; saints - Romans 1:7; Avraham's seed - Galatians 3:29; a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, and a peculiar people - 1 Kefa (Peter) 2:9; and a host of other titles. In the Tanakh [Old Testament], the assembly (church) is called believers of YHVH - Bere’shiyt (Genesis) 15:6, Divre-Hayamim Bet (2 Chronicles) 20:20; Avraham's seed - Mizemor (Psalm) 105:6; the faithful - Havakuk (Habakkuk) 2:4; a royal priesthood, a holy nation, and a peculiar people - Shemot (Exodus) 19:5-6; and a host of other titles. The most frequent title is Israel.


This is not the time to do a detailed study of Israel. We will do that another time. I will deal later with the fact that Israel is the name of the nation of people who YHVH foreknew would accept his words and preserve them. They are the name, as a nation, of people who would be YHVH's assembly. They are YHVH's assembly (church) as a nation of people. That "nation" of people now is called the body of the Messiah (Christ). YHVH foreknew that the assembly called Israel would fall into unrighteousness and unbelief, and they would reject Him for a foreknown period of time. But they would reject Him as a nation. He also knew that they would return to Him as a nation. In the meantime, individuals, whether Hebrew or of the nations, would come to know this same Messiah, by the preaching of the gospel, and be individually planted into the one and same Messiah. Israel as a nation is still in unbelief. Virtually all the prophecies in the Tanakh [Old Testament] concerning Israel speaks of them coming back to the land as dry bones and then at some point will be restored by faith in the Messiah (Yechezeq’el (Ezekiel) 37). This assembly is referred to again as the nation Israel. Meanwhile, there is still only one assembly. There has always been one assembly. There are not two assemblies with different means by which to enter. Entrance into the one assembly has always been by faith only. This is very clearly taught in Ephesians chapter two, verse 21. The building that YHVH is constructing is in two sections. The foundation and the structure are built together, "in whom all the building fitly framed together grows into an holy temple in YHVH." More on this at a later time.


Before we move on to our next word I need to take the time to correct a misstatement I made in part 2. The Devariym [Deuteronomy] 4:10 reference is not the first mention of the term qahal (church, assembly). As I have said in the past the first mention is very important. The first mention sets the foundation for what a word is going to mean, especially symbolically, for the rest of Scripture. The very first mention of qahal is in Bere’shiyt [Genesis] 28:3. Verse 3 reads in the Hebrew, "veel shadday yevarek ‘oteka veyapherka veyarebeka vehayiyta lo qehal ‘ammim". This reads in the English as "And may El Shaddai bless you and make you fruitful, and add to you and may you become an assembly of nations." Here, YHVH is foretelling that the seed of Avraham is to come through Yitzchaq (Isaac) and Ya‘aqov (Jacob) and eventually to produce the Messiah. YHVH's church is always HIS assembly. It has many names throughout the Scriptures, but it is always His assembly. It did not begin in Acts chapter 2. The believers in Acts 2 were gathered to OBSERVE a feast to YHVH, Shavuot, or the Feast of Weeks, not to BEGIN the assembly. This leads us to ask the obvious question. What is the promise they were waiting for? It has been traditionally taught that the promise was the inaugural appearance of the Ruach haQodesh (Holy Spirit). But this is a huge oversimplification, not to mention leading to the erroneous belief that the Ruach haQodesh was not working in the salvation of believers in the Tanakh. There are several more words that need to be properly defined before we tackle this subject.


Next time, we will research the word repentance. This word, more than any other, must be defined from its origin. This word has been so twisted and mangled, that it bears little or no resemblance to its original meaning, and has misled literally millions of so-called Christians. We are going to get a little controversial, but I believe with all that is in me that YHVH is crying out to His church today to turn from their wrong ways and turn back to His ways. See you next time.


Shalom Alecheim! [Peace be upon you!]


Related


For additional study on Ecclesia verses Church, I encourage you to check out this study:


Ecclesia vs. Church

Why Understanding the Difference is Critical to Our Future

 

Shabbat sunset over Haifa, Israel


Keeping the Sabbath

by haRold Smith

a citizen of the Commonwealth (Ephesians 2:19)


Part One


"You shall not take the name of YaHoVeH your Elohim in vain, for YaHoVeH will not hold him guiltless who takes His name in vain." Exodus 20:7


"Remember the Day, the Shabbat, to set it apart for YaHoVeH." Exodus 20:8


"And Yeshua came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up. And as was His custom He went to the synagogue on Shabbat..." Luke 4:16


One of the basic tenets of faith is listed in the third of the Ten Words (commonly called the "commandments" - click on highlighted words to view content) which says to not take YaHoVeH's Name "in vain". While most consider that an injuction against swearing, the Hebrew word translated as the English "vain" is shav' actually means "emptiness, vanity, falsehood" and is used again in Deuteronomy 5:20 to be translated as the English "false". To say that the name of YaHoVeH is "The LORD" is to make a false statement - and that is the definitive injuction of YaHoVeH. What is extremely ironic is what YaHoVeH declared to Jeremiah - once we understand that the word "Baal" means "Lord." Therefore, to call Him "LORD" instead of "YaHoVeH" is to worship Him falsely - in vain.


"You do not have, because you do not ask. You ask and yet fail to receive,

because you ask with wrong purpose and selfish motives." (James 4:2-3)


The dictionary defines vanity as something that is used or done for selfish purposes. YaHoVeH is trying to say that when we attempt to force our will and desires into the realm of the spiritual, the atmosphere of faith He needs to operate in becomes nullified; hence, we can not be "pleasing" to Him because we have not sought after Him and His will first. It is possible to appropriate His Word and utilize it for our own selfish purposes - but when we do, we are taking His Name in vain. Most who do this are not of the understanding that self-imposition or self-determination is also at the heart of witchcraft. To keep us from having 'vain imaginings' we must cast down those imaginations and every high thing, every thought, that exalts itself against the true knowledge of YaHoVeH, which is denying self and bring those thoughts into captivity unto the obedience of Yeshua - in conformity to the Life He exampled for us to live. To deny one's self means to disregard, to lose sight of and forget himself and his own interests. (2 Corinthians 10:5) By praying vainly, we can actually find ourselves praying in opposition to His Plans and Purposes - at which point we will not be held guiltless, meaning that we place ourselves in a position to become subject to a spirit of Deception.


Another of YaHoVeH's Words that has come to be practiced vainly is the Sabbath. The English word "Sabbath" is derived from the Hebrew word Shabbat and is first found in Genesis 2:2-3 meaning, "to cease or stop, to rest". Established by YaHoVeH Himself, the very definition of Shabbat IS the seventh day - the Day of Rest. As mentioned in earlier articles, to keep something holy (Hebrew kodesh) merely means to keep it separate from the world - not some mystical cartwheel. YaHoVeH simply wants us to rest in and be with Him as He rested and by so doing, honoring Him with our obedience to His directive to keep His Day set apart to Him - not to change it. In researching the scriptures concerning the Sabbath, I found it as one of the Ten Words of Exodus 20:1-17. As I was reading through the ten, the Father tenderly whispered in my ear and said, "haRold, you don't have a problem with the other nine - what is wrong with this one?" Duh!! I have to tell you that as I continued my research, it came as quite an eye-opener to realize that Yeshua, being Hebrew, kept the Sabbath (Matthew 13:54, Mark 6:2, Luke 4:16) - as did the Hebrew Sha'ul (the apostle Paul, Acts 17:2, Acts 18:4). Words mean things, but in separating ourselves from the Hebrew perspective these words were written from, we lose much of what the words actually mean. The description of the Last Supper was actually a Sabbath Seder, not held on Easter's Good Friday but during the Hebrew feast of Pesach (Passover - see No Other God for detail). Scripture tells us that while Pesach is not a Sabbath but a "convocation" (in Hebrew it is called a mikra), it is still to be observed in the same manner as a Shabbat in that no ordinary work is to be performed. U'rchatz - washing of hands In John 13:4-12, the vessel Yeshua poured the water from and the basin used to catch the run-off described in the washing of the feet of the disciples was a two-handled cup and basin used to ceremonially wash the hands between the blessing over the wine and the blessing over the bread before the Shabbat meal was served. The purpose of this ritual washing (called u'rchatz) is not for physical cleanliness, but for spiritual purification. The cloth Yeshua was girded with to dry their feet was the towel passed around with the cup and basin to dry the hands. All of these elements are still passed around the Shabbat table today. A large chasm has emerged between what scripture says about the manner in which to keep Shabbat and all the ritualistic practices that have become associated with it because some Rabbi or doctrine of man decrees it to be so. Viewed from a Hebraic understanding, however, scripture reveals itself in remarkable ways that we in the West have simply lost to contemporary religious tradition.


Read More...

 

...nullifying the Words of YaHoVeH by the tradition of men


the Sabbath series

the Tradition of Men

by haRold Smith

a citizen of the Commonwealth (Ephesians 2:19)


Part Two


"Therefore, let no one act as your judge in regard to food or drink or in respect to a festival or a new moon or Sabbath days, things which are a [MERE] shadow of what is to come; but the substance belongs to Yeshua." Colossians 2:16-17


"Watch, that there not be one robbing you through philosophy and empty deceit, according to THE TRADITION OF MEN, according to the elements of the world, and not according to Yeshua." Colossians 2:8


After reading the article, Keeping the Sabbath (click on highlighted words to view content), Dan wrote, first quoting Colossians 2:16-17 above, then continuing with: "Jesus is our Sabbath. In Hebrews 4:9-10 it is said, 'There remains therefore a Sabbath rest for the people of God. For the one who has entered His (God's) rest has himself rested from his works, as God did from His.' So, we enter His rest through faith in Christ and rest in His finished work of the Cross, which is also God's rest we enter into.


"This argument appears to be the standard evangelical answer concerning Sabbath observance by those who embrace the idea that the Messianic Writings (re-named the NT) present a "new covenant" between God and man. However, in spite of its popularity, the phrase, "Jesus is our Sabbath", is not found in scripture. This is a clear-cut example of the use of eisegesis (reading into the text) rather than exegesis (reading out of the text) - projecting our own preconceived ideas onto the text and calling the process "Biblical interpretation" instead of simply reading the words for what they actually say and mean. This article advocates the position that a non-biased translation of Hebrews 4:9 and Colossians 2:16-17 commands Sabbath observance for the people of the God presented in scripture and advocated by His Son, Yeshua. The Greek word translated as the English "remains" in Hebrews 4:9 is the verb apoleipo and Thayer's Lexicon indicates that the Sabbath is "remains, is reserved" - meaning that it still remains. Apoleipo is in the present tense indicative mood. The present indicative asserts a statement of fact which is occurring while the speaker is making the statement. The Greek word translated as the English "rest" in this verse is sabbatismos which occurs just this once in scripture and it means a Sabbath observance. An examination of the original Greek text shows the use of the word "rest" to have been added by replacement theologians in an effort to hijack and change the commandment to keep the Sabbath into some kind of "spiritual faith" cartwheel. Words mean things, however, so the correct translation should be: "There is left behind a keeping of the Sabbath by God's people." Conservative scholarship dates the book of Hebrews from the mid to late 60's CE. The writer is expressing a statement of fact about keeping the Sabbath approximately thirty years after the resurrection of Yeshua. The definition of the English word "tradition" comes from the Greek word paradosis meaning to give up, to surrender. We give up access to the Truth when we surrender ourselves to someone else's interpretation of the Truth - consequently, we miss Truth altogether. Why do we embrace tradition? Because it is comfortable and it gives us a convenient place to point to for answers to things we neither entirely understand nor have the desire to sort out on our own. It is easier to place the responsibility on some teaching of men instead of going to the Father and digging it out for ourselves. The main component of this approach results in an embrace of the doctrines of others that are wrapped in their own interpretations. (1 John 2:27, 2 Peter1:20). The sole purpose of these articles is to encourage you to simply look at the words written on the pages of scripture for the meaning they contain in the light of the original language and the context they were assembled in with an appreciation of the Hebrew culture, mindset and perspective they were written from. The refusal to look at scripture just for what it says without overlaying a pre-conceived theological template upon it is the definition of tradition Yeshua gave in Mark 7:7-8. The embrace of tradition is the ONLY attribute Yeshua ever pointed to that He said would bring to "none effect" the Power of those Words in our lives (Mark 7:13). Reflecting on my early walk (then as a Christian), I remember hearing the verse from Colossians 2:8 above proclaimed as a warning against worldly views. Forty years later, I am quite sure that Paul meant nothing like the preacher I heard. Now, this is not an endorsement of the world's nihilism, but simply an illumination that Paul wrote to a particular audience and his message must be understood within that audience before we can draw out any trans-cultural applications.


The second verse of Colossians 1 tells us that this letter was addressed to the "saints and faithful brothers in Colossae". Throughout the Original Books (re-named the OT), those within the Hebrew family of Israel were addressed as the English word "saints" meaning "holy ones" - those set apart to the purpses of YaHoVeH. We also find the Greek word hagios also translated as the English "saints" in Colossians to mean the same. This is not a new word introduced into these NT letters, but is a "carry-over" from what was a familiar phrase written before to describe a particular people - those who are faithful in keeping the Words of YaHoVeH. The plural Greek word adelphoi (translated as the English "brethren") refers to siblings in a family. Paul wasn't writing about materialism, socialism, communism, fascism or the world's hedonism. He was writing about what it meant to become a follower of the Hebrew Messiah (not the "Christ" - that phrase had not yet been formulated) in a Hebrew synagogue in the Roman city of Kolossai in Turkey - the only place in the city where people congregated who worshipped the One True God of Israel, YaHoVeH. So, what were the "traditions of men" that concerned Paul enough to address them in this letter? Imagine yourself in that congregation. Every week, on the Sabbath, you attend a service where the Hebrew Scriptures were read and taught. You knew Moses. You knew Torah. In fact, you lived a Torah-observant life as best you could, celebrating the festivals, making a pilgrimage to Jerusalem if you could afford to do so, listening to the famous Pharisee, Rabbi Sha'ul (Paul), student of Gamaliel, explain your place in the Kingdom of YaHoVeH that has now been restored through the Resurrection of the promised Hebrew Messiah. Do you really think Sha'ul considered the Deuteronomic law to be the "traditions of men"? Impossible! Nothing in YaHoVeH's Word could be considered the "traditions of men" - in fact, every premise Sha'ul put forth was supported by the words of the Tanakh (re-named the OT) and used as his proof text. The traditions of men would have to be those proclamations and practices represented by the pagan environment. In other words, anything that opposed the Torah. Paul's warning to the Torah-observant community is to not be swayed by the claims of those who did not live according to the Torah - the lawLESS. Now think about how we have turned this verse from Colossians 2 (above) upside-down. Today we often hear this verse read the way it was presented earlier, as if Paul is telling believers not to follow the Torah. We interpret "traditions of men" to be the very instructions that YaHoVeH gave Israel. We think that keeping Sabbath, dietary laws, festivals, court proceedings and property rights according to Moses' revelation are traditions only for Jewish people that no longer apply to the "enlightened" Christian. Can you imagine the reaction of the synagogue if that's what Paul meant? They would have been flabbergasted. They would have gone away completely and utterly confused. How could this Torah scholar, this exemplary student of the most honored rabbi of the time, this man who claimed that he kept Torah his whole life, suddenly proclaim that the Scriptures were "traditions of men" (Acts 24:14, Romans 2:13, Romans 7:22)? No, I'm afraid that we are the ones who read it backwards. We are the ones who have been robbed by philosophy, empty deceit and the traditions of men. We are the ones who practice according to the elements of the world, those religious rituals which are nothing more than an accumulations of pagan beliefs that we have been taught are harmless additions to our belief structure.


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Nachash: Seed of the Serpent in Genesis


May 21, 2021


Nachash Seed of the Serpent is a Genesis Documentary by Trey Smith. An extended version and other films at: https://godinanutshell.com/


The word Nachash is the actual Hebrew word for serpent used in the Book of Genesis. Nachash actually has three uses in one.


Nachash:

As a noun, it means serpent.

As a verb, it means to divine; the nachash means the diviner.

As an adjective, it means shining; the nachash means the shining one.


Biblical Hebrew there is a strong connection between the ‘Nachash’ and dark supernatural forces. The Biblical Hebrew word for ‘sorcery’ or ‘witchcraft’ is serpent, meaning "Nachash".


So, this is a documentary on Genesis about that angelic, serpentine, shining one. We will also be looking at the Enuma Elish which also seems to tell us about this otherworldly Nachash serpent, called the Tiamat in Akkadian.


Genesis 3:

Now the serpent (Nachash) was more crafty (Arum) than any other beast of the field that the Lord God had made.


Nachash said to the woman, “Did God actually say, ‘You shall not eat of any tree in the garden’?” 2 And the woman said to the serpent, “We may eat of the fruit of the trees in the garden, 3 but God said, ‘You shall not eat of the fruit of the tree that is in the midst of the garden, neither shall you touch it, lest you die.’” 4 But the serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die. 5 For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”


Nachash: Seed of the Serpent has a run time of roughly 1 hour 35 minutes. This documentary is part II of the Genesis series by the God in Nutshell project.

 

Sagar Bead - Closing About


July 13, 2020


Will there be a price to pay for the rebellion and chaos that is so prevalent in our world today? Are there moral standards that have been ignored? Is wrath being stored to be unleashed upon those who have violated the moral code given by God? Can any similar circumstances be found in past Biblical history that will answer this for us?

 

God is One ... so why more than One?


June 10, 2020


Christianity affirms the existence of One God. However, the nature of God ... as Father, Son and Holy Spirit ... three in One, has been debated for nearly 2000 years. Why does the Bible present such a complex view of the Godhead? What does this mean for those who believe in Jesus Christ?

 

The DNA of GOD and the MARK of the BEAST


June 16, 2021


This is nearly a 4 hour video. One of the things he mentions is with this COVID-19 planned-demic, it is designed to "train" people for the coming Mark of the Beast System. The wearing of the mask, the social distancing, the washing of the hands is all occult rituals. Check these links out to learn more.

  1. Occult Ritual Transformation and Coronavirus: How Mask Wearing, Hand Washing, “Social Separation” and Lockdowns Are Age-Old Occult Rituals Being Used to Initiate People Into a New Global Order

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WOULD IT SHOCK YOU TO KNOW THAT:


A). The Global Ritual of Mask Wearing

B). The Global Ritual of Hand Washing

C). The Global Ritual of Social Distancing &

D). The Global Ritual of LOCKDOWN ARE ALL OCCULT IN ORIGIN!

 

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FALLING AWAY: America’s new religion is “Fake Christianity”


July 30, 2021


(OPINION) TWT – Earlier this month, the Western Journal reported that the “American Church Has Fallen: Shocking Poll Shows ‘Fake Christianity’ Has Supplanted the Biblical Worldview.”


Writing for the Journal, Rachel Bratton said this: “American Christianity has fallen. Thanks to cultural corrosion and a lack of biblical literacy, a new ‘fake Christianity’ is now being preached within the American church.”


“This counterfeit religion is Moralistic Therapeutic Deism,” stated Ms. Bratton, “a worldview that has quickly gained prominence and given many Americans a theology that looks nothing like historical Christianity, despite what they may claim.”


She then goes on to cite the recent work of George Barna, whose February survey showed that Moralistic Therapeutic Deism (MTD), or — watered-down, feel-good, fake Christianity — is the most popular worldview in the United States today.


“Christianity in this nation is rotting from the inside out,” states Mr. Barna. “MTD is essentially what I would call fake Christianity. Because it has some Christian elements in it, but it’s not really biblical, it’s not really Christian.”


And what is MTD exactly? Mr. Barna answers: “The moralistic perspective is we’re here to be good people and to try to do good…The therapeutic aspect is everything is supposed to be geared to making me feel good about myself, ultimately to make me happy.


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Dead Sea Scrolls, Nag Hammadi Books, the First Moment of UFO - Alien Disclosure, and the ARCHONS


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A world-wide revolution, rooted in Gnostic thought, is already underway as these ancient forbidden teachings are slowly seeping into the mass mindset. In 1945, a discovery was made in Nag Hammadi, Egypt, that is rewriting the history and destiny of humanity. These ancient scrolls offer a different telling of our origins and highlight a path for spiritual evolution that threatens the very foundations of the power elite. Our panel of experts explore the alien origins of Gnosticism, revealing the demonic-like forces that have exerted subtle influence over human civilizations since our inception. They also tell us how to reach a state of self-realization by navigating the celestial realms and transform into beings of light.

 

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Tribulation Pastors Flunking Out! (Taking Off the Gloves - Part 2)


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Many of today's tribulation Pastors are shirking their duty and failing to protect the flock. Instead, they are encouraging church folks to get the J-A-B...! And for this, they are guilty of spiritual treason! This message contains an open rebuke to all pastors and shepherds for this transgression! It also includes an important announcement from Nathan.



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