Truth — 08/14/2021
The Armor of YHWH
The Shield of Faith
We cannot see the shield of faith. Our shield is Yeshua! We must have faith (or trust) in Him and the Word of Promise He has given us!
“1 After these things the word of the LORD [YHWH, Strong’s #H3068] came to Abram in a vision, saying, “Do not be afraid, Abram, I [YHWH] am your shield; Your reward [for obedience] shall be very great.” 2 Abram said, “Lord GOD [YHWH, Strong’s #H3069], what reward will You give me, since I am [leaving this world] childless, and he who will be the owner and heir of my house is this [servant] Eliezer from Damascus?” 3 And Abram continued, “Since You have given no child to me, one (a servant) born in my house is my heir.” 4 Then behold, the word of the LORD [YHWH, Strong’s #H3068] came to him, saying, “This man [Eliezer] will not be your heir but he who shall come from your own body shall be your heir.” 5 And the LORD brought Abram outside [his tent into the night] and said, “Look now toward the heavens and count the stars—if you are able to count them.” Then He said to him, “So [numerous] shall your descendants be.”6 Then Abram believed in (affirmed, trusted in, relied on, remained steadfast to) the LORD [YHWH, Strong’s #H3068]; and He counted (credited) it to him as [This was crucial to YHWH’s plan of salvation, as can be seen in Romans Chapter 4. There was simply no way that anyone except Yeshua could ever be sufficiently righteous to meet YHWH’s standards and avoid condemnation. Having faith in YHWH and placing one’s trust in Him was not in itself something that could be a substitute for perfect righteousness, but YHWH graciously determined to accept faith as an equivalent for that righteousness nonetheless. So, in a sense, Abraham—and all believers since him, who are his spiritual descendants—received righteousness on credit and the bill for that righteousness was paid for by the death of Yeshua on the cross.] righteousness (doing right in regard to God and man).”
(Genesis 15:1-6, Amplified Bible (AMP), emphasis and comments added)
This concludes Part 5 of 7 on our teaching on The Armor of YHWH.
KEEP ON TRUCKIN’
August 7, 2021
Numbers 4 Acts 16
(Click on above picture for link.)
We don’t haul fresh produce in a livestock trailer and we don’t send an oil field rig-up truck to haul plate glass windows — yet — “The TABERNACLE” of our HOLY SPIRIT is ALL-TOO-OFTEN being hauled in a proverbial garbage scow. Case in point: An old “has-been” can’t afford to retire “pastor” told me that the word, “retire” is not in the Bible. Neither is the word, “Christmas” and so much for our “argument from silence.” I digress. If only the “false prophets” knew their BIBLE — they would know the clear teachings of how “… to do the work in the Tabernacle of the Congregation.”
Numbers 4:3 From thirty years old and upward even until fifty years old [HELLO!], all that enter into the host, to do the work in the tabernacle of the congregation.
Numbers 4:23 From thirty years old and upward until fifty years old [HELLO! hello] shalt thou number them; all that enter in to perform the service, to do the work in the tabernacle of the congregation.
Numbers 4:30 From thirty years old and upward even unto fifty years old [do I hear an echo?] shalt thou number them, every one that entereth into the service, to do the work of the tabernacle of the congregation.
Numbers 4:39 From thirty years old and upward even unto fifty years old [ECHO echo], every one that entereth into the service, for the work in the tabernacle of the congregation,
Numbers 4:43 From thirty years old and upward even unto fifty years old, every one that entereth into the service, for the work in the tabernacle of the congregation,
Numbers 4:47 From thirty years old and upward even unto fifty years old, every one that came to do the service of the ministry, and the service of the burden [in today’s vernacular, “call in the truckers!” It’s time to “KEEP ON TRUCKIN’”] in the tabernacle of the congregation,
The motto, when I drove for YELLOW FREIGHT, was “JUST IN TIME — FACTORY FRESH.” How much more important is the transport of “tabernacle of the congregation”? And, when do the drivers retire??
As North American Van Lines, United Van Lines, Allied Van Lines, et al, use packing blankets to protect our family heirlooms in transport — protective coverings for the transport of “the tabernacle of the congregation” are being INSTRUCTED; and not only that, these coverings are COLOR CODED!!!
Numbers 4:7 And upon the table of shewbread they shall spread a cloth of blue, and put thereon the dishes, and the spoons, and the bowls, and covers to cover withal: and the continual bread shall be thereon:
Numbers 4:8 And they shall spread upon them a cloth of scarlet, and cover the same with a covering of badgers' skins, and shall put in the staves thereof.
Numbers 4:9 And they shall take a cloth of blue, and cover the MENORAH [which is of EXTREME IMPORTANCE — clear at the other end of the book, in: Revelation 2:5 Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy MENORAH out of his place, except thou repent.] of the light, and his lamps, and his tongs, and his snuffdishes, and all the oil vessels thereof, wherewith they minister unto it: …
on our color wheel
the mix of
scarlet and blue
Numbers 4:13 And they shall take away the ashes from the altar, and spread a purple cloth thereon:
Let’s lOOk at this in Acts chapter 16:
Acts 16:13 And on the Sabbath [HARK! That’s TODAY, August 7, 2021!!] we went out of the city by a river side, where prayer was wont [“wont” means G3543 the usual for the obedient, hence “prayer”] to be made; and we [our Apostle Paul and Timotheus] sat down, and spake unto the women which resorted [assembled see Matthew 18:20 For where two or three are gathered together in MY name, there am I [this is our MESSHIA speaking!] in the midst of them. as these women were “resorted”] thither.
Acts 16:14 And a certain woman named Lydia, a seller of purple, of the city of Thyatira, which worshipped GOD, heard us: whose heart the Lord opened, that she attended unto the things which were spoken of Paul [who “attended unto the things which were spoken of” The ALMIGHTY via Moses and YESHUA per Deuteronomy 18:15].
Deuteronomy 18:15 [Moses is foretelling the 1st Advent of our MESSIAH, by telling us] YeHoVaH thy God will raise up unto thee a Prophet [even YESHUA] from the midst of thee, of thy brethren, like unto me [Moses]; unto HIM ye shall hearken [SHEMA = hear and obey];
Last evening, MaraDale and I watched “Shabbat Night Live” and, for me, the punch-line was about the “Nicene Creed” and what it BLATENTLY OMITS! Let’s examine:
I believe in one God,
the Father almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
of all things visible and invisible.
I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ,
the Only Begotten Son of God,
born of the Father before all ages.
God from God, Light from Light,
true God from true God,
begotten, not made, consubstantial with the Father;
through him all things were made.
For us men and for our salvation
he came down from heaven,
and by the Holy Spirit was incarnate of the Virgin Mary,
and became man.
WHAT’S MISSING HERE?!!!
For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate,
he suffered death and was buried,
and rose again on the third day
in accordance with the Scriptures.
He ascended into heaven
What happened to what HE TAUGHT??? What happened to “The ACCEPTABLE YEAR OF THE LORD”? What happened to The 70 Week MINISTRY of our MESSIAH GOD??? To add insult to injury, New Age religions preach a 3 ½ year ministry of Jesus and this is tethered to an ADDED verse (not in the original manuscripts) of John:
John 6:4 And the passover, a feast of the Jews, was nigh.
First of all, anyone who respects The LORD’s HIGH HOLY days would capitalize Passover; and furthermore, it is The LORD’s Passover, not merely “the Jews’.” FIRST CENTURY copies of the book of John have been found, in THIS generation, as originally written in HEBREW, and John 6:4 is not in there. AGAIN, “The JONAH CODE” by Michael Rood explains, in detail, the sequence of events during our MESSIAH’s 70 week ministry — “The ACCEPTABLE YEAR OF THE LORD.” As I said, yesterday, this is a MUST SEE:
Without the rehearsals of our LORD’s Feasts/Moadim/APPOINTED TIMES, we have no clue about BIBLE Prophecy! Most prophecy teachers, today, can’t even get Acts 16:13 right :o/ Let’s lOOk again:
Acts 16:13 And on the Sabbath [HARK! That’s TODAY, August 7, 2021!!] we went out of the city by a river side, where prayer was wont [“wont” means G3543 the usual for the obedient, hence “prayer”] to be made; and we [our Apostle Paul and Timotheus] sat down, and spake unto the women which resorted [assembled] thither.
Whatever you’re haulin’
KEEP ON TRUCKIN’
As we are rapidly approaching that ETERNAL PORT OF ENTRY, Hey DRIVER! Whatcha got under that tarp of blue, scarlet, and “purple cloth thereon” ???
Our DOT JUDGMENT draweth nigh! AND:
YeHoVaH IS adding HIS blessing to the reading of HIS ENTIRE Holy BIBLE. AMEN!
Shabbat shalom and Shavua tov (Sabbath peace and hava good Week :o)
And this popped up :o))) Pastor Gary Simons
about: “Which Commandments Should I Obey?”
AWEsome message! by Gary
Shema (Hear & Obey) YeHoVaH's instructions for Yeshua is coming soon. Read ALL YeHoVaH'S BOOK!
WITH HAT IN HAND
Keeping The Charge of the Sanctuary
(with) hat in hand [idiom]
In a meek or submissive manner. (The removal of one's hat is typically a gesture of respect or deference.) I can't believe I have to go back to my old boss with hat in hand and ask for my job back.
see Luke 15:11 – 24 especially verse 21 & 24 about me :o))
August 6, 2021
Numbers 3 Acts 15
Dearly Beloved, “with hat in hand,” I pen my thoughts in grief for the families:
(this just in, last evening)
Aug 05, 2021 6:18 PM
“SCOTTSBLUFF — The Nebraska State Patrol family is mourning the sudden loss of Trooper Nicholas Goodwin #73. Trooper Goodwin, 37, passed away today in Scottsbluff. He was a 14-year veteran of the Nebraska State Patrol and served in the Carrier Enforcement Division, stationed in Scottsbluff.
“Our entire Nebraska State Patrol family is grieving today,” said Colonel John Bolduc, Superintendent of the Nebraska State Patrol. “Trooper Goodwin was a dedicated public servant and a close friend to many of our teammates. Notably, Nick was a rock for our agency, as well as the family of Trooper Jerry Smith, upon Trooper Smith’s passing in 2019. Nick’s family, as well as Jerry’s family, are in our hearts at this sad time.”
Trooper Goodwin was found early this afternoon inside his patrol vehicle, outside the NSP office in Scottsbluff, with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. NSP has requested that the Scottsbluff County Sheriff’s Office conduct an investigation into the incident.
NSP asks for privacy for Trooper Goodwin’s family and for the NSP family as we grieve his loss. Memorial services are pending.”
and my “eternal” SPIRIT is crying. WHY is suicide running rampant in these United States of America? WHY have so many lost all HOPE?? What has happened to the CONSTITUTION of our CREATOR’s KINGDOM???
Psalm 100:1 A Psalm of praise. Make a joyful noise unto YeHoVaH, all ye lands.
Psalm 100:2 Serve YeHoVaH with gladness: come before HIS presence with singing.
Psalm 100:3 Know ye that YeHoVaH HE is ELohim: it is HE that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are HIS people, and the sheep of HIS pasture.
Psalm 100:4 Enter into HIS gates [see Revelation 21:12*] with thanksgiving, and into HIS courts with praise: be thankful unto HIM, and bless HIS name.
Psalm 100:5 For YeHoVaH is good; HIS mercy is everlasting; and HIS TRUTH [TORAH per Psalm 119:142] endureth to all generations.
* (“the HOLY Jerusalem, descending out of Heaven from ELohim,” per verse 10)
Revelation 21:12 And had a wall great and high, and had twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels, and names written thereon, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel: [NO Gentile gates! NO man-made CONSTITUTION!! ONLY HIS !!!]
The false doctrine, being preached around the world, that we are no longer under HIS “law” (more accurately INSTRUCTION = CONSTITUTION = TORAH) is bringing us to our knees with lawLESSness! Through the lens of our entire Holy Bible, we see our CREATOR telling us, OK — you don’t want MY Law — I’ll show you what society is without MY LAW!!! And here we are, without GOD’s LAW and suicide running amok!
Whose blood is on OUR hands? Hummm…
On a more pleasant note:
As I opened my BIBLE this morning, to Numbers chapter 3, it is about
Keeping The Charge of the Sanctuary
Are we gonna — or not? What is the protocol, for Keeping The Charge of the Sanctuary?? Are WE (our physical bodies) not The SANCTUARY??? An autopsy reveals the internal organs of our human body as being in direct correlation with the TABERNACLE which GOD instructed Moses to build in the wilderness. The chambers of our heart take us into the HOLY of Holies. The BLOOD, is our LIFE. The filters, the garbage disposal, the power generation plants, the AMAZING ability to think and to move and to worship HIM or do our own thing… It’s all in our “court” and that’s what Numbers 3 is saying:
Numbers 3:26 And the hangings of the court, and the curtain for the door of the court, which is by the tabernacle, and by the altar round about, and the cords of it for all the service thereof.
Numbers 3:37 And the pillars of the court round about, and their sockets, and their pins, and their cords.
But, NO! That was done away with — or was it? Is our GOD NEVER-changing or is HE a mealy-mouthed wishy-washy (can’t keep a promise) game-changer? As absurd as that sounds, it appears to me that most folks are existing by that non-Biblical creed! What happened to The FIRST Century CHURCH? My hat is off, as I take to heart the imperative information of WHY we are in this chaotic dilemma, presented superbly by Michael Rood in his 5-part series, “The JONAH CODE.” A MUST SEE:
Turning to Acts 15, we see the FIRST Century Church in DISagreement! JAMES gives us the moment of reconciliation:
Acts 15:13 And after they had held their peace, James [see the book that bears his name :o)) because JAMES] answered, saying, Men and brethren, hearken unto me:
Acts 15:19 Wherefore my sentence is, that we trouble not them, which from among the Gentiles are turned to ELohim:
Acts 15:20 But that we write unto them [Gentiles coming to the TRUTH = TORAH], that they abstain from pollutions of idols [which have slithered into the New Age church in the form of Pagan fertility rituals], and from fornication [the ACT of those rituals], and from things strangled [eat Kosher], and from blood [thou shalt NOT murder! As ABBA FATHER has told us in HIS never changing TORAH = Instructions for abundant LIFE].
Acts 15:21 For Moses of old time hath in every city them that preach him, being read in the synagogues [G4964 assemblies, churches] every Sabbath day [to learn the complete INSTRUCTINS of our CREATOR; but for starters, DO WHAT JAMES IS TELLING us!].
Second verse same as the first. Ignore the teachings of our ALMIGHTY CREATOR, SPOKEN by HIM and WRITTEN by HIM at Mt Sinai; and when the people said that to hear HIS voice any more would kill them, HE said:
Deuteronomy 5:24 And ye [Israel AND all the “strangers” of the “mixed multitude” “graffed in among them” whom Apostle Paul is speaking in Romans chapter 11] said, Behold, YeHoVaH our ELohim hath shewed us HIS glory and HIS greatness, and we have heard HIS voice out of the midst of the fire [see Acts 2:1-3 ! for the instant re-play :o))]: we have seen this day that ELohim doth talk with man, and HE liveth.
Deu 5:25 Now therefore why should we die? for this great fire will consume us: if we hear the voice of YeHoVaH our ELohim any more, then we shall die.
Deu 5:26 For who is there of all flesh, that hath heard the voice of the living God speaking out of the midst of the fire, as we have, and lived?
Deu 5:27 Go thou [Moses] near, and hear ALL that YeHoVaH our ELohim shall say: and speak thou unto us ALL that YeHoVaH our ELohim shall speak unto thee; and we will hear it, and do it. [but, DID THEY? DO WE?!]
Deu 5:28 And YeHoVaH heard the voice of your words, when ye spake unto me [Moses]; and YeHoVaH said unto me, I have heard the voice of the words of this people [as well as a few of us TODAY], which they have spoken unto thee: they have well said all that they have spoken [in pledge of obedience, but…].
Hence, Moses went up into the MOUNTAIN and spoke face-to-face with our CREATOR and in two forms of communication Moses told us AND wrote to us ALL that our GOD wants of us. Will we SHEMA (hear and obey) ?
What EXACTLY is The CONSTITUTION of HIS Kingdom and are we preparing to be residents there in THAT City of Revelation 21:12???
These are, indeed, as it was in the daze of Noah!
See Hebrews chapter 4 — seriously.
As the sun sets on this 6th day, may we remember the memorial of HIS work.
SHABBAT TOV SHALOM (Peace Good Sabbath :o)))
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!
AND HIS HOST …
August 5, 2021
Numbers 2 Acts 14
Well respected Bible scholars/theologians [namely in this case Dr. Michael Heiser at:
(and also the late Dr. Chuck Missler)], say that Earth and ALL of creation is a “digital simulation” of the “UNSEEN REALM” of GOD’s THIRD Heaven. HOST? What does “”HOST” mean? The first Biblical use of this WORD is in:
Genesis 2:1 Thus the heavens and the earth were finished,
and all the host of them.
Although we ARE being invited to THE DINNER of all dinners by The HOST of all hosts (which by-the-way, ROME has forbidden us to attend) the first use of this WORD “host” in Genesis 2:1 is defined by the James Strong Hebrew lexicon as:
From H6633; a mass of persons (or figurative things), especially regularly organized for war (an army); by implication a campaign, literally or figuratively (specifically hardship, worship): - appointed time, (+) army, (+) battle, company, host, service, soldiers, waiting upon, war (-fare).
A primitive root; to mass (an army or servants): - assemble, fight, perform, muster, wait upon, war.
When our Apostle Paul said to Timothy and to you and to me:
1 Timothy 6:12 Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses.
2 Timothy 4:7 - 8 I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness [“CROWN”? ROYALTY?? YES, INDEED! see First Peter 2:9*], which the Lord, the righteous JUDGE, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love HIS appearing.
*1 Peter 2:9 - 10 But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy [set APART from ALL Pagonism] nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of HIM who hath called you out of darkness into HIS marvellous light: Which in time past were not a people, but are [of the other 70 nations scattered from the Tower of BABEL ] now the people of ELohim: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy [NOW being “graffed in among them” (Israel) per Romans chapter 11].
Our Apostle Paul is not pulling the proverbial rabbit out of a hat. He IS directing our attention to Numbers chapter 2 ! lOOkie:
(1) Numbers 2:4 And his host, ….
(2) Numbers 2:6 And his host, ….
(3) Numbers 2:8 And his host, ….
(4) Numbers 2:11 And his host, ….
(5) Numbers 2:13 And his host, ….
(6) Numbers 2:15 And his host, ….
(7) Numbers 2:19 And his host, ….
(8) Numbers 2:21 And his host, ….
(9) Numbers 2:23 And his host, ….
(10) Numbers 2:26 And his host, ….
(11) Numbers 2:28 And his host, ….
(12) Numbers 2:30 And his host, ….
This repeated emphasis on our FATHER’s “HOST” is not mere filler fodder for a plumper book! This pertains to you and me and when our Apostle Paul speaks of:
Ephesians 6:13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
Most of us have been taught that Paul is referring to Roman soldier paraphernalia because the Greeks and Romans are vying for our attention while distracting us from our eternal GOD Who changeth NOT. Our Apostle Paul sat at the feed of DOCTOR Gamaliel (Acts 22:3 when Saul/Paul was still a Pharisee kicking against the pricks per Acts 9:5) and learned (directly from Yeshua, even at Mt Sinai in SAUDI ARABIA per Galatians 1:17 where Paul LEARNED) the importance of fighting the good fight as our FATHER is prescribing in Numbers chapter 2:
Ephesians 6:14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with TRUTH [“TRUTH” is defined for us in Psalm 119:142 as TORAH! (H8451) and that’s what we’re talkin’ ‘bout here.], and having on the breastplate of righteousness [THIS “breastplate” is defined for us in EXODUS 28:4 ! We are called to be The ROYAL PRIESTHOOD, right?];
And so goes our equipment for being about or FATHER’s business!!! We are NOT a rag-tag army; BUT, we ARE The ALMIGHTY”s well organized, well equipped, well trained SOLDIERS of “the cross” as we give our LIVES for HIM!!! Even unto death. From A to Z, from Alpha to Omega, MORE PRECISELY from ALEPH to TAV, our entire Holy Bible is about our call to “SUBDUE” (Genesis 1:28 H3533 “conquer, bring into subjection” or enemy, even hasatan, who entered the perfect GARDEN and DEFILED IT! THERE’S A WAR going on and has been from GENESIS ONE through REVELATION:)
Revelation 21:5 - 8 And HE that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And HE said unto me, Write: for these WORDs are true and faithful. And HE said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega [actually, originally written in HEBREW (see Shem Tov’s HEBREW Matthew, for starters https://www.amazon.com/Shem-Tovs-Hebrew-Matthew-Version/dp/1517778506 :o)), as these 1st Century manuscripts of the entire New Testament have been found IN THIS generation and our MESSIAH refers to HIMself as ALEPH and TAV as seen in Genesis 1:1 of the ancient Dead Sea scrolls], the beginning and the end [from Genesis 1:1 thru Revelation 22:21 and BOTH TESTAMENTS say emphatically: “Do NOT” add to or take away from HIS entire Holy Bible]. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of LIFE freely. He that overcometh [as an integral part of this well orchestrated “HOST”] shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be MY son. But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.
BE ALIVE !!!
AND HIS HOST …
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!
Part 1: 'In Messiah Yeshua' (This link provides access to 9 teachings.)
Hebrew Words Defined
by Brad Scott
This word will begin to shift our focus from this point on. I have prayed that what we have defined so far will give you a grasp of how the New Testament should be understood. Going back to the beginning and defining all the words and phrases spoken in it gives us a better, if not a proper, understanding of what the writers meant when they used these words. So many students of Scripture teach these concepts by starting in the middle of the book. As you can see, this omits the very foundation. Many recent scriptural creation ministries have been trying to tell Christians, and non-Christians alike, this same thing. You MUST go back to the beginning to understand what is being taught in the middle and the end. So it is with the next word that we will tackle.
I am going to, very bluntly, tell you that without a scriptural understanding of repentance, you are not redeemed or reconciled back to YHVH. To put it more perfectly, as Sha’ul [Paul] would say, you are not saved. Repentance, as we will see, is the starting point of your salvation. This is the perfect place for hasatan to deceive. Pervert the beginning and all the rest of the house is on sand. I am sure that you have wondered why so many people answer altar calls and go right back to their vomit, so to speak. You saw them seek Him with tears, and still their lives did not change. Could there be a difference between sorrow for your sins and true repentance? Is scriptural repentance more than changing your mind? Is it different from just turning away from sin? When Yeshua‘ and Yochanan (John the baptizer) said to the P'rushim (Pharisees), "repent for the kingdom of heaven is at hand" what did they mean by repent? Do you really believe that the meaning of repent in the English or the Greek is what they meant? Do you believe that all 23,214 verses of teachings in the Tanakh (Old Testament) about this word is irrelevant? In the Tanakh, the Father teaches us His ways and sets the foundation for us. In Luke 2 verse 49, when they find Yeshua‘ teaching in the temple, He says to His parents, "Knew ye not that I must be about my Father's business?". In other words, my Father has taught me His ways and I am doing what He has taught me. He will carry on His father's profession. This only makes sense when you can see that this was Yeshua‘’s bar mitzvah. A Jewish boy's father spends 12 years teaching his son what is right and wrong. He teaches him Yah's ways. He teaches him his profession. Yosef was a carpenter, and Yeshua‘ was taught how to be a carpenter. When people watched Yeshua‘ build things, they saw the very nature of Yosef, as well. When he carved out the wood, they saw the skilled hands of Yosef in him. When his time came (bar mitzvah) and he was now a "son of the commandments", he was now responsible to continue His father's ways Himself. He was directly responsible to YHVH Himself. We must understand this father/son teaching in order to understand the Messiah. The Tanakh is replete with teaching on the fact that the Messiah will observe and follow His father's ways. He would not break one single commandment and not teach anyone else to break even the least of them (Mattityahu (Matthew) 5:19). In verse 52 of Luke 2, we see this confirmed when Luke says that Yeshua‘ increased in wisdom and stature, and in favor with ’Elohiym and man.
The English word repent can begin to be understood by the Greek word that it is translated from. This word is metanoeo. Greek lexicons generally define this word as a changing of one's mind or sorrow. The New Englishman's Greek concordance goes on to say that it is "a change of heart and mind away from self and sin, and towards God and holiness." This is getting much closer, but too many students and teachers stop right there and try to apply that definition to our present day lifestyle. Many commentaries on the subject are quick to mention that this turning away from sin also concludes with a turning to YHVH. But, as I have said so many times before, this means virtually nothing to us today. We have not been taught scripturally what it means to turn to YHVH. To modern Christians, this means acknowledging that Jesus is Lord, the devil is bad, the Jehovah's Witnesses are a cult, and Bill and Hillary are responsible for our moral decay! So, we must take this very important word back to its origin, to see how the Father has already defined it. Then we will know what Yeshua‘ means when He says it, as well.
The comparable word used in the Tanakh and the Hebrew culture is teshuvah. This word is generally translated 'to return', or to 'go back'. This is borne out from its verbal root shoov. The first use of this word sets the standard for how it is to be understood. In Bere’shiyt (Genesis) chapter 1 and 2 we have the creation and making of all things. Man is created perfect and without sin and given only ’Elohiym's word. He has no knowledge of good or evil. His instructions are only the word of ’Elohiym, and he is told to not eat of the other tree. When he does, he now is doomed to eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil and banned from the tree of life. This tree of life, the pure word of YHVH (Mishlei (Proverbs) 3:13-18, 11:30) is in the paradise of YHVH (Hitgalut (Revelation) 2:7). Adam is taken out of the garden and put in the place that he was taken out of, i.e. the ground (Bere’shiyt [Genesis] 3:23). This is because the garden of Eden is a place of living eternally. Had he remained in the garden and eaten from the tree of life, he would have lived eternally in a fallen state. ’Elohiym removes him from this place and puts him back from where he was taken and bans him from entering the garden. This also teaches us that Adam's physical body is not made from material in the garden but from the earth outside the garden, which was not created in the image of ’Elohiym but in the beginning. This means that Adam cannot live eternally in the garden, but can receive the Tree of Life IN him and have eternal life IN him. This brings Adam back to access to the Tree of Life (YHVH's word). Notice that the other tree (the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil) never appears in scripture again. Why? Because it is in all of us by inheritance. There is no need to reach out and take of this tree, it is there by nature. Keep in mind however, that the tree is there by nature, not necessarily the fruit. This is why the believer has two natures struggling inside of him. Ask Sha’ul. He will tell you. Okay, now back to repentance. It is no coincidence that the word shoov shows up so soon after Adams' rebellion. In chapter 3 we see the deception of Chava (Eve) and the transgression of Adam (more on this later). Adam and Chava then set the standard for the response of man to ’Elohiym's call for the rest of human history. ’Elohiym searches for him and calls him on the carpet, and man denies personal responsibility for disobeying Him. Chava quickly follows with the same denial that she has personally done anything wrong. Hasatan, being a serpent, hasn't a leg to stand on and says nothing. YHVH ’Elohiym will now spend His time drawing man back to His tree. He dramatically illustrates this in Adam's curse.
Bere’shiyt [Genesis] 3:17-19 "... cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life; Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field; In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return."
There are a bunch of neat things here, but lets stay with our subject. The word return, used twice here, is the first occurrence of the word for repent. This is dovetailed with the 'fall' of Adam. The foundation of repentance is the return to where you came from. Adam came from the dust, and that is where he will teshuvah, or return to. The root of repentance is to go back to something. It is what we are to go back to, that is critical. Ponder this for awhile. Is not this repentance the constant cry of YHVH to His people always? When you read of all the terrible judgment poured out in the last days, is this because the nations did not acknowledge that Yeshua‘ was Master, or is it because they turned (shoov) from His ways? Do you seriously believe that YHVH created a whole new tree (Christianity) designed to go their own way, as well? Or can you see that YHVH grafted us into a set apart, righteous tree that has been here all along, and that the natural branches can return to that tree?
We will continue to clearly define this word next time.
Shalom Alecheim! [Peace be upon you!]
July 29, 2021
Could there be FAR MORE than our history classes have told us about the FOUNDING FATHERS? Could there be PROPHESIES embedded within the GREAT SEAL of the Unites States? Do they point to the arrival of the ANTICHRIST and a return of imminent terrifying pagan gods!?
Aug. 7, 2021
Aug. 4, 2021
Do not forget what the battle is all about. This is why so many are fighting for. History repeats itself. ...Those will go to hell. HELL, AWAKE US IF YOU DO NOTHING. PRAY FOR THOSE CHILDRE.
Please note here that there are many who "call" themselves Jews but there is not one drop of the blood of Judah in their body. There are many who have assimilated into the religion of the Jews which is Judaism.
In my study of the Scriptures (Genesis to Revelation), I learned when the tribe of Judah, Benjamin and some of the tribe of Levi were taken into captivity by Nebuchadnezzar, some of those of the tribe of Judah formed their own religion. At that time, they named it something like "Faith of our Fathers." Before Yeshua/Jesus came on the scene, they had changed the name of their religion to Phariseeism. After Yeshua ascended into heaven, they changed their name to Judaism. Now, they are known as Rabbinic Judaism. It is still the same religion. Only the name has changed over the centuries.
All religions on earth have been created by man. Nowhere from the book of Genesis to the book of Revelation will we find where Yahweh, His Son Yeshua/Jesus or any of His disciples started any religion. Yahweh only wants a personal one-on-one relationship with His Creation - mankind.
Please do not label all Jews as being bad as is being presented in this video. Plus, we must take into account that perhaps those doing all these evil things in the past up to today may not be "real" Jews. This is food for thought.
Aug. 9, 2021
This is the best explanation of how the enemy of your soul is using a vacksene* to remove your relationship with God from within your DNA.
This explanation is truth.
Remember that your own safety is dependent on the Blood Covering of the Lord Jesus Christ.
*misspelling is intentional
Aug. 12, 2021
AI is in the process of taking over every aspect of society. Self-driving cars, robotic surgery, lightning-fast communication, … it all sounds so good. But the Bible tells us how these seemingly helpful benefits to society will be used to usher in the dark agenda of the Antichrist in the future. Google, Facebook, Microsoft … unmanned drones, military robots, exploding dragonflies … where exactly is all of this high technology taking us? And where does the Mark of the Beast fit into this agenda?
Aug. 2, 2021