• Eddie Rogers, Minister

Truth — 09/04/2021


Mashiach ben David dance demonstration


This is a Hebraic dance developed for the song "Mashiach ben David" (Hebrew for "Messiah son of David") by Lenny & Varda Harris from the album "Renah"

http://www.lennyandvarda.com. (The music artist has granted permission for use of the soundtrack.)

A Study of Matthew 23:2-3 And More


This is Part 1 of Part 6 of our study on A Study of Matthew 23:2-3 And More.


Pharisaism Exposed


1 Then Jesus spoke to the crowds and to His disciples, 2 saying: “The scribes and Pharisees have seated themselves in Moses’ chair [of authority as teachers of the Law]; 3 so practice and observe everything they tell you, but do not do as they do; for they preach [things], but do not practice them. 4 The scribes and Pharisees tie up heavy [I.e. detailed instructions of rabbinic interpretations of the Law.] loads [that are hard to bear] and place them on men’s shoulders, but they themselves will not lift a finger [to make them lighter]. 5 They do all their deeds to be seen by men; for they make their phylacteries (tefillin, Small cases containing Scripture passages, worn on the left arm and the forehead.) wide [to make them more conspicuous] and make their tassels [Tassels (tzitzit) were worn on the garments of all Jewish males, according to the Law.] long. 6 They love the place of distinction and honor at feasts and the best seats in the synagogues [those on the platform near the scrolls of the Law, facing the congregation], 7 and to be greeted [with respect] in the market places and public forums, and to have people call them Rabbi. 8 But do not be called Rabbi (Teacher); for One is your Teacher, and you are all [equally] brothers. 9 Do not call anyone on earth [who guides you spiritually] your father; for One is your Father, He who is in heaven. 10 Do not let yourselves be called leaders or teachers; for One is your Leader (Teacher), the Christ. 11 But the greatest among you will be your servant. 12 Whoever exalts himself shall be humbled; and whoever humbles himself shall be raised to honor.


Eight Woes


13 But woe [#1] (judgment is coming) to you, [self-righteous] scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, because you shut off the kingdom of heaven in front of people; for you do not enter yourselves, nor do you allow those who are [in the process of] entering to do so. 14 [Early manuscripts do not contain v 14. Woe [#2] to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, because you swallow up widows’ houses, and to cover it up you make long prayers; therefore you will receive the greater condemnation.]


15 Woe [#3] to you, [self-righteous] scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, because you travel over sea and land to make a single proselyte (convert to Judaism), and when he becomes a convert, you make him twice as much a son of hell as you are.


16 Woe [#4] to you, blind guides, who say, ‘Whoever swears [an oath] by the sanctuary of the temple, that is nothing (non-binding); but whoever swears [an oath] by the gold of the temple is obligated [as a debtor to fulfill his vow and keep his promise].’ 17 You fools and blind men! Which is more important, the gold or the sanctuary of the temple that sanctified the gold? 18 And [you scribes and Pharisees say], ‘Whoever swears [an oath] by the altar, that is nothing (non-binding), but whoever swears [an oath] by the offering on it, he is obligated [as a debtor to fulfill his vow and keep his promise].’ 19 You [spiritually] blind men, which is more important, the offering, or the altar that sanctifies the offering? 20 Therefore, whoever swears [an oath] by the altar, swears both by it and by everything [offered] on it. 21 And whoever swears [an oath] by the sanctuary of the temple, swears by it and by Him who dwells within it. 22 And whoever swears [an oath] by heaven, swears both by the throne of God and by Him who sits upon it.


23 Woe [#5] to you, [self-righteous] scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you give a tenth (tithe) of your mint and dill and cumin [focusing on minor matters], and have neglected the weightier [more important moral and spiritual] provisions of the Law: justice and mercy and faithfulness; but these are the [primary] things you ought to have done without neglecting the others. 24 You [spiritually] blind guides, who strain out a gnat [consuming yourselves with miniscule matters] and swallow a camel [ignoring and violating God’s precepts]!


25 Woe [#6] to you, [self-righteous] scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you clean the outside of the cup and of the plate, but inside they are full of extortion and robbery and self-indulgence (unrestrained greed). 26 You [spiritually] blind Pharisee, first clean the inside of the cup and of the plate [examine and change your inner self to conform to God’s precepts], so that the outside [your public life and deeds] may be clean also.


27 Woe [#7] to you, [self-righteous] scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you are like whitewashed tombs which look beautiful on the outside, but inside are full of dead men’s bones and everything unclean. 28 So you, also, outwardly seem to be just and upright to men, but inwardly you are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness.


29 Woe [#8] to you, [self-righteous] scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you build tombs for the prophets and decorate and adorn the monuments of the righteous, 30 and you say, ‘If we had been living in the days of our fathers, we would not have joined them in shedding the blood of the prophets.’ 31 So you testify against yourselves that you are the descendants of those who murdered the prophets. 32 Fill up, then, the [allotted] measure of the guilt of your fathers’ sins. 33 You serpents [The serpent is the creature used by Satan to introduce evil into the Garden of Eden (Genesis 3:1ff). Here Jesus continues the imagery of Satan as the serpent working through the religious leaders to continue the propagation of evil through deception, false teaching, and man-made laws and traditions which are given priority over God’s Law.], you spawn of vipers, how can you escape the penalty of hell?


34 Therefore, take notice, I am sending you prophets and wise men [interpreters, teachers] and scribes [men educated in the Mosaic Law and the writings of the prophets]; some of them you will kill and even crucify, and some you will flog in your synagogues, and pursue and persecute from city to city, 35 so that on you will come the guilt of all the blood of the righteous shed on earth, from the blood of righteous Abel [I.e. the first and last martyrs recorded in the Hebrew text.] to the blood of Zechariah [the priest], the son of Berechiah, whom you murdered between the temple and the altar. 36 I assure you and most solemnly say to you, [the judgment for] all these things [these vile and murderous deeds] will come on this generation.


Lament over Jerusalem


37 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem [The nation of Israel personified.], who murders the prophets and stones [to death] those [messengers] who are sent to her [by God]! How often I wanted to gather your children together [around Me], as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, and you were unwilling. 38 Listen carefully: your house is being left to you desolate [completely abandoned by God and destitute of His protection]! 39 For I say to you, you will not see Me again [ministering to you publicly] until you say, ‘Blessed [to be celebrated with praise] is He who comes in the name of the Lord!’

(Matthew 23:1-39, Amplified Bible (AMP), emphasis and comments added)


As we can see, Yeshua/Jesus did not have anything good to say about the Pharisees and Scribes. He pronounced eight WOES upon them. We must not forget here that these WOES also are pronounced upon modern day pastors, preachers, teachers and Christian Theologians. Some are following in the footsteps of the Pharisees and Scribes of old and they may not know it. It is easy to see if pastors, preachers, teachers and Christian Theologians are doing the same things as the Pharisees and Scribes of old by their “actions.” The Bible teaches us it is not what we “say” that matters; it is what we “do” that proves what we believe. The Bible is our “Plum line” and we must use it to “prove all things.


In my studies as Abba Yah has and still does lead me, I learned many years ago the real truth about Matthew 23:2-3. It showed me that I cannot always rely upon our Greek manuscripts. At that time, I also learned that there is a Hebrew version of the book of Matthew known as “Shem-Tov’s Hebrew Matthew.” I was unaware at that time that there was any Hebrew versions of any of the New Testament books. Needless to say, I would not be surprised if there are some others out there that have not made it to the main stream. I will go so far as to say that late last year (2020) or early this year (2021), I learned that there are indeed Hebrew manuscripts of the New Testament books of the Bible. They are or were within the caves of the Vatican. I do not know if they are still there or not. My guess is they have been removed along with all the other artifacts found there during the military cleanout of the Deep Underground Military Bases (D.U.M.B.'s) around the world. Plus, before all this started, I learned about Dr. Miles R. Jones who is a Hebrew Linguist. He was given permission to examine the Hebrew manuscripts of the New Testament that were under the Vatican. Below are some videos of Dr. Miles Jones that you will want to watch.


Survival of the Hebrew Gospels - Shabbat Night Live - 11/22/19


November 22, 2019


Michael Rood and Miles Jones present NEW evidence that proves the Gospels were originally written in Hebrew and, contrary to popular opinion, were never lost.

Why Do The Hebrew Gospels Matter? | Shabbat Night Live


November 20, 2020


With the aid of modern technology, a secret is being revealed!


Dr. Miles Jones shares how those who obeyed the commandments of YeHoVaH and had the testimony of Yeshua have been secretly at work for centuries, and their treasure is now coming to light at the end of days.

Continuing...


So, what is the “Seat of Moses?” Below is a replica of the Seat of Moses. The original Seat of Moses is located in the Israeli Museum in Jerusalem.


Chorazin and the Seat of Moses


Chorazin is one of three villages most closely associated with the earthly ministry of Yeshua/Jesus. Excavations at Chorazin have revealed both a chair described by Yeshua and an inexplicable image of a monster which is noted below.


During the first century, Chorazin (or Korazin) was a Jewish village set on a hillside north of the Sea of Galilee. The village, known for the quality of its wheat, was about two and a half miles due north of Capernaum, the center of Yeshua’s ministry. According to the Bible, Yeshua performed most of His miracles in Chorazin, Capernaum, and nearby Bethsaida. Because the people witnessing those miracles did not repent, Yeshua expressly cursed all three villages by name, beginning with Chorazin. As a result, early Christians expected the Antichrist to be conceived in Chorazin. Later Christians believed Yeshua’s curse explained why a fourth-century earthquake destroyed Chorazin, by then an important city.


21Woe (judgment is coming) to you, Chorazin [A city near Capernaum, where Jesus later made His home. They would have heard His teachings many times.]! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the miracles done in you had been done in Tyre and Sidon [cities of the Gentiles], they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes [their hearts would have been changed and they would have expressed sorrow for their sin and rebellion against God]. 22 Nevertheless I say to you, it will be more tolerable for [the pagan cities of] Tyre and Sidon on the day of judgment than for you. 23 And you, Capernaum, are you to be exalted to heaven [for your apathy and unresponsiveness]? You will descend to Hades (the realm of the dead); for if the miracles done in you had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until this day. 24 But I say to you, it will be more tolerable for the land of Sodom on the day of judgment, than for you.

(Matthew 11:21-24, Amplified Bible (AMP), emphasis and comments added)


Although archaeologists have not yet found the remains of first-century Chorazin, they have uncovered ruins from the third century. In the middle of the 25-acre city there was a large synagogue, constructed of black basalt, a volcanic stone. In 1926, excavators found a chair, carved from a single block of basalt and inscribed in Aramaic, near the wall of the synagogue that faced Jerusalem. Scholars believe the stone chair was the so-called Seat of Moses.” According to Yeshua/Jesus, as quoted in the Gospel of Matthew, rabbis made their authoritative pronouncements from the Hebrew Scriptures while sitting in this chair. The original chair is in the Israeli Museum in Jerusalem but a replica lies along the southern synagogue wall. Curiously, the Chorazin synagogue also featured a stone relief of the head of snake-haired Medusa. Why a synagogue used for worship by people forbidden to have graven images would include the representation of a monster from Greek mythology remains a mystery.


Stone Relief of the Head of Snake-Haired Medusa


This concludes our study of Part 1 of Part 8 on A Study of Matthew 23:2-3 And More. Stay tuned for Part 2.

FLO’s V-8 CAFÉ

August 27, 2021

Numbers 27 – 29 Romans 12 +

Please correct me, if I am wrong!! And please pardon me if I sound a bit sacrilegious. It’s just that “3 squares” (meals) per day and 24-7 truck stops along the way have ALTAR-ed our point of view. If you have ever cruised I-90 at the west end of Billings, Montana while SWEETHEART BREAD is baking their ~100 TONS of dough each day — you have SMELLED the “sweet savour,” even as we smell a “sweet savour” while passing by a bustling steakhouse and SMELLING that elegance! So, Chicken fried steaks are breaded, right?


Chicken Fried Steak with Gravy

Work with one piece of meat at a time.

Sprinkle both sides with kosher salt and black pepper,

then place it in the flour mixture.

WHOA! Backing up this sweet savour wagon, to about 1450 BC, we see the feeding of over one MILLION people (Israelis AND us strangers/aliens/sojourners see Leviticus 17:8 and Ephesians 2:12) TWO square meals every dayMORNING and EVENING!! Today, all the slaying/sacrificing of animals and butchering is done in places like National Beef Packing Co., LLC, housed in Dodge City, Kansas, JBS Grand Island Beef housed at Grand Island, Nebraska, and Tyson Fresh Meats, Inc. in Dakota City, Nebraska, just to name three, while you and I merely buy a package of steaks, toss ‘em on the grill, smell the “sweet savour” and voila — NO thought of the LIFE that was given for our nourishment. The fine flour and wine, spoken of in Numbers 27 through 29, appear to me to be our GOD’s recipe for chicken-fried steak with the marinade/tenderizer:


Chicken Fried Steak Recipe

When I read Numbers 27 - 29, about preparing ALL this FOOD, with the recipe of “two tenth deals of flour” and the “fourth part of an hin of beaten oil” and the “fourth part of an hin of strong wine” — silly me, I think of the kid’s movie CARS, when Doc Hudson told the Sheriff, “Go get yourself a quart of OIL at FLO’s” and the Sheriff replied, “Well, thanks Doc, I’ve been feelin’ a quart (‘fourth part’) low.” Apostle Paul told us, emphatically:

1 Thessalonians 5:18 In EVERY THING give thanks: for this is the will of YHVH in MASHIYACH YESHUS Christ Jesus concerning you.

DRIVE THRU window, burger & fries, “on-the-road-again” and WHERE did that beef patty come from? Was there a SACRIFICE? Was there a KOSHERing process?? YES! Of course!! Beef is bled out — even as our GOD instructed because we are not to eat the blood, right? YES! Indeed!! BUT, few of us ever see the slaying of the animal, the flaying of the select parts, the disposal of the unwanted *#&#* and all we see is clear plastic wrap which seals us from the LIFE that was given for us. Numbers 27 – 29 is our preview of what our MESSIAH gave for us! HE is our Bread, Wine, and the Sacrifice that we may LIVE!!!


It’s one thing to eat breakfast and supper, each day; and, it is quite something MORE to DINE at the HIGH HOLY DAY Feasts of our LORD. This, too, is prescribed for us in Numbers 27 – 29, in accordance with Genesis 1:14 (As Isaiah 46:8-10 tells us that GOD is declaring the end FROM THE BEGINNING)

Genesis 1:14 And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:

signs” is translated from the Hebrew WORD “אות” and is defined by James Strong as:

H226 signs

אות

'ôth

oth

Probably from H225 (in the sense of appearing); a signal (literally or figuratively), as a flag, beacon, monument, omen, prodigy, evidence, etc.: - mark, miracle, (en-) sign, token.

What, pray tell, is GOD signaling to us? HIS “seasons!!!!!!! (7 of them). Again, James Strong defines “seasons” for us:

H4150 seasons

מועדה מעד מועד

mô‛êd mô‛êd mô‛âdâh

mo-ade', mo-ade', mo-aw-daw'

From H3259; properly an appointment, that is, a fixed time or season; specifically a festival; conventionally a year; by implication, an assembly (as convened for a definite purpose); technically the congregation; by extension, the place of meeting; also a signal (as appointed beforehand): - appointed (sign, time), (place of, solemn) assembly, congregation, (set, solemn) feast, (appointed, due) season, solemn (-ity), synagogue, (set) time (appointed).

But NO! As Israel got crosswise with GOD for the “golden calf” worship, we have been taught to do the same as we were taught in grade school to sing “Hey diddle diddle the cat and the fiddle, the cow jumped over the MOON,” right? THAT MOON is in the sky to give us SIGNALSto THIS VERY DAY!!!!!!! And Numbers 29 (amid all this beef steak cooking and eating) is telling us what GOD’s SIGNALS mean!

Numbers 28:1 And YeHoVaH spake unto Moses, saying,

Numbers 28:2 Command the children of Israel [and all us strangers/aliens/sojournersgraffed in among them according to Romans 11], and say unto them [and you and me], MY offering, and MY bread [see John 6:35 “And YESHUA Jesus said unto them [and to you & to me], I am the bread of life: he that cometh to ME shall never hunger; and he that believeth on ME shall never thirst.”] for MY sacrifices made by fire, for a sweet savour unto ME, shall ye observe to offer unto ME in their due season [WHEN? this WORD season is STILL H4150 = Our CREATOR’s APPOINTED TIME!].

Verse 16 tells us:

Numbers 28:16 And in the fourteenth day of the first month is the Passover of the LORD.

How do we know when the 14th day is? Moses already told us what GOD said in Exodus 12 & Leviticus 23 about when the barley is Aviv (ripe enough to grind and make BREAD) THAT’S when the first sliver of the new moon is seen and IS our SIGN! THAT begins the first month; and, 14 days later is The LORD’s (not merely the Jews) PASSOVER [not Easter, when the Pagans were celebrating and intended to SLAUGHTER our Apostle Peter when THEIR ritual was over per Acts 12:1-4 (as was done to our MESSIAH! at PASSOVER!!)]. This was NOT done away with, as we turn the pages from Malachi 4:6 to Matthew 1:1. NO! Our Apostle Paul tells us:

Romans 12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God [which HE has spelled out for us in Genesis thru Deuteronomy! And PAUL already told us:].

Acts 18:20 When they desired him [Paul] to tarry longer time with them, he consented not;

Acts 18:21 But bade them farewell, saying, I must by all means keep this Feast that cometh in Jerusalem: but I will return again unto you, if God will. And he sailed from Ephesus [in modern day Turkey, where Paul was evangelizing the Pagans who had yet to understand the importance of The LORD’s Feasts!].

I tend to grapple with Paul’s WORDs in;

Romans 12:18-21 If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men. Dearly beloved, avenge [G1556 punish] not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is MINE; I will repay, saith the Lord. Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head. Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.

and my hand written marginal note says “keep reading” and here’s where my grapple sweats:

Romans 13:1-4 Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God. Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation. For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same: For HE is the minister of God to thee for good [HE Who gave HIS LIFE for me]. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for HE [our MESSIAH, see Revelation 19:15] beareth not the sword in vain: for HE is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil.

Revelation 19:15 And out of HIS [YESHUA’s] mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it HE should smite the nations: and HE shall rule them with a rod of iron: and HE treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.

At “the last trump,” right? Yom TERUAH = The LORD’s FEAST of TRUMPETS, right? How will the heathen know?? What does the sound of the shofar mean??? Paul is asking you and me:

1 Corinthians 14:8 For if the trumpet give an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself to the battle?

Do we even hava clue???!!! Here’s a quick review:

Hebrew Roots/Holy Days/Trumpets/The Blowing of the Shofar

In summary:

TEKIAH — One long blast = CALL TO ATTENTION

SHEVRAIM — Three medium length blasts = CALL TO WORSHIP

TERUAH — Nine short staccato blasts = CALL TO MOVE THE CAMP and/or

CALL TO WAR

TEKIAH GEDOLAH — One extra long blast = CALL TO PEACE (the LAST trump)


Shofar Sounds: Tekiah, Shevarim, Teruah, Tekiah Gedolah

So, as we sip our quart of oil, as FLO’s V-8 CAFÉ (in the words of FILLMORE) “I’m tellin’ ya man, every third blink is s-l-o-w-e-r” and “I’m not the only one seeing this, right?” as the world is ZOOMING by — racing to and fro without a clue — only the few are actually listening to The WORD of GOD which is preserved in HIS Holy Bible. And:

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

Shalom aleichem (Peace be upon you :o)))

Rog


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HERE’S YOUR SIGN

August 26, 2021

Numbers 26 Romans 11

Comedian Jeff Foxworthy once said, “If you have 15 cars that are not mobile and your house is, you may be a RED NECKHere’s your sign.” This morning, Israel is mobile. How many of ‘em are there? A census is taken. We see that of those counted in Numbers chapter ONE, ALL except Joshua and Caleb are no longer mobile; but, their descendants who did not doubt GOD are now virtually the same population count and preparing to ENTER The PROMISED LAND.


We see the pointed discipline of those who DELIBERATELY rebelled!

Numbers 26:10 And the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed them up together with Korah, when that company died, what time the fire devoured two hundred and fifty men: and they became a sign.


Numbers 26:11 Notwithstanding the children of Korah died not.

[the issue of what Korah was REBELLING about is worth our ATTENTION!]

HERE’S YOUR SIGN

Numbers 26:19 The sons of Judah were Er and Onan: and Er and Onan died in the land of Canaan. [see GENESIS 38:6-9 about our family TREE]

again HERE’S YOU SIGN

We must KEEP our LAMPS “trimmed-and-burnin” — and — WHO do we worship, seems to be at the crux of it all. Who do we seek our gifts from and who do we bow before? Ever seen this, on bended knee:


(Click on picture for source.)


O! How innocent. Or is it? Where is it written that YESHUA Jesus ever knelt before a “green tree”? HIS FATHER told HIM and you and me:

Deuteronomy 12:2 Ye shall utterly destroy all the places, wherein the nations which ye shall possess served their gods, upon the high mountains, and upon the hills, and under every green tree:

Jeremiah 10:3 For the customs of the people are vain: for one cutteth a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workman, with the axe.

Jeremiah 10:4 They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it move not.

Jeremiah 10:5 They are upright as the palm tree, but speak not: they must needs be borne, because they cannot go. Be not afraid of them; for they cannot do evil, neither also is it in them to do good.

Our Prophet Jeremiah continues:

Jeremiah 16:19 O YeHoVaH, my strength, and my fortress, and my refuge in the day of affliction, the Gentiles shall come unto THEE from the ends of the earth, and shall say, Surely our fathers have inherited lies, vanity, and things wherein there is no profit.

Jeremiah 16:20 Shall a man make gods unto himself, and they are no gods?

Jeremiah 16:21 Therefore, behold, I will this once cause them to know, I will cause them to know MINE hand and MY might; and they shall know that MY name is YeHoVaH [NOT Allah, NOT Buddha, NOT Santa — and they SHALL worship ME in SPIRIT and TRUTH! (per John 4:23)].

John 4:23 But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in SPIRIT and in TRUTH: for the Father seeketh such to worship HIM.

O! (they say) DON’T GIVE ME ALL THAT JEWISH STUFF! And I say, our MESSIAH, our BRIDEGROOM is a JEW! HIS FATHER’s Wife is ISRAEL. We, GENTILES, have only this one opportunity to be “graffed in among them” to become “IN LAWsby marriage to The KINSMAN REDEEMER — a JEW! This is what Romans chapter 11 is all about!!!

HERE’S YOUR SIGN !!!

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

Rog


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FIRST DRIVER’S LICENSE

August 25, 2021

Numbers 25 Romans 10+

Do you remember getting your “Learner’s Permit” to drive a car and having to have a licensed driver with you? AND THEN, for the first time, receiving a FOR REAL Driver’s License and being handed the keys for your first SOLO DRIVE? Did the “Rules-of-the-Road” change; OR, was a TRUST put in you to DRIVE SAFELY when it seems NO ONE is lOOking?

There is only ONE page, in our entire Holy Bible, that we may RIGHTFULLY rip out: the one that says, “NEW TESTAMENT.” The only thing NEW about it is the KEYS being handed to YOU & ME! Do we gingerly ease out on the clutch and carefully pull away from Dad until we are around the corner and a few blocks away — AND THEN — REV it to the MAX, DUMP THE CLUTCH, BURN RUBBER, and go totally APE???!!! OR, do we take to HEART everything we learned from our mentors? The OLD Testament is our MENTOR! YESHUA Jesus is reminding us:

John 13:15 For I have given you an example,

that ye should do as I have done to you.

Hebrews 8:3 For every high priest is ordained to offer gifts and sacrifices: wherefore it is of necessity that this man [YESHUA MASHIYACH Jesus Christ] have somewhat also [not negating our TRAINING!] to offer.

Hebrews 8:4 For if HE [YESHUA, our ONLY High Priest, Who is currently sitting on the right hand of our FATHER’s throne — IF HE] were on earth, HE should not be a priest, seeing that there are priests [while YESHUA is our only HIGH PRIEST; but meanwhile, all the others] that offer gifts according to the Law [of our never-changing GOD]:

Hebrews 8:5 Who serve unto the example and shadow of Heavenly things, as Moses was admonished of God when he was about to make the tabernacle [of which OUR physical bodies ARE NOW! as we have received the KEYS and are driving on our own!]: for, See, saith HE, that thou make ALL things according to the pattern shewed to thee in the mount.

James 5:10 Take, my Brethren, the prophets, who have spoken in the name of the Lord, for an example of suffering affliction, and of patience.

James 5:11 Behold, we count them happy which endure. Ye have heard of the patience of Job, and have seen the end of the Lord; that the Lord is very pitiful, and of tender mercy [in the OLD Testament book of Job!].

Recently, I was reminded of an example I heard years ago, about 3 ministers who met together once a week and discussed their concerns of hearing many confessions but having no one to confess to; so, they decided to make confessions to each other: The first said, “I have to confess, I have a problem with alcohol.” The second said, “I have a problem with porn.” The third said, “I have a problem with gossip and I can’t wait to get outta here!” Those 3 are the essence of Numbers 25!!!

Numbers 25:1 And Israel abode in Shittim, and the people began to commit whoredom with the daughters of Moab [the nation conceived via INCEST! see Genesis 19:30-37!!].

Numbers 25:2 And they called the people unto the sacrifices of their gods: and the people did eat, and bowed down to their gods.

Numbers 25:3 And Israel joined himself unto Baalpeor [H1187 a Moabite deity]: and the anger of the LORD was kindled against Israel.

Now that we have The KEYS, is it OK, with our GOD, to have the sex orgies as did Zimri & Cozbi in Numbers 25? OR, do we KNOW BETTER, having LEARNED from our EXAMPLES in the OLD Testament? lOOkie:

Romans 10:1 Brethren, my [Paul’s] heart's desire and prayer to GOD for Israel is, that they might be saved.

Romans 10:2 For I bear them record that they have a zeal of God, but NOT according to knowledge.

Romans 10:3 For they being ignorant of GOD's righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of GOD [is “Christianity” TODAY any different?].

Romans 10:4 For MASHIYACH Christ is the end [BAD word!end” is better translated: goal, the point aimed at, purpose per G5056, as our MESSIAH TOLD US: Matthew 5:18 For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in NO wise pass from the Law [TORAH], till ALL be fulfilled.” If we are honest with ourselves, we must ask: Hath ALL been fulfilled? We are getting close; but, NOT YET! Hence, our MESSIAH is The PURPOSE] of the Law of GOD [TORAH] for righteousness to every one that believeth [enough to apply the precepts to our LIFE! given to us “FROM THE BEGINNING!].

At the end of Romans 10, I have a note that says, “keep reading” with an arrow pointing to chapter 11, which begins:


Romans 11:1 I say then, Hath GOD cast away HIS people? GOD forbid. For I also am an Israelite, of the seed of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin.

Romans 11:2 GOD hath not cast away HIS people which HE foreknew. Wot [know] ye not what The SCRIPTURE saith of Elias [Elijah]? how he maketh intercession to GOD against Israel, saying,

Romans 11:3 Lord, they have killed THY prophets, and digged down THINE altars; and I am left alone, and they seek my life. [see First Kings 19:10]

When we are TRULY out of Babylon and IN the service of YHVH, it is easy to identify with ELIJAH! And YET

YeHoVaH IS adding HIS blessing to the SHEMA 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. Did Jerome in the Latin Vulgate Understand Discessio in 2 Thessalonians 2:3 as ‘Defection’ or ‘Physical Departure’?

  2. Why Pretribulation Rapture Theology Is Dangerous to the Soul

  3. A Contradiction in Amillennial Theology on the Binding of Satan

  4. The Bride Comes with the New Jerusalem BEFORE the Millennium – Ep. 174

  5. Your Disobedience Has Produced Rotten Fruit

  6. Saturn and Sambation (Pagan Sources Linked with Ten Tribes Studies)

  7. France and Israel (Reuben and Other Tribes in the Land of Gaul)

  8. What is Salvation? (So many times people are asked “are you saved?” But how many can answer the question “what is salvation?” What does it mean to be saved?)

Hebrew Words Defined


Repentance

Part Four

by Brad Scott


This week we will conclude our look at scriptural repentance. I have attempted to establish the background of this word and its connections to restoration as it was originally formed. One day we know that we, who trust and commit our lives to ’Elohiym, will be brought back to the paradise that began all this. We will be fully restored there. Many of the descriptions in the book of Hitgalut (Revelation) give us a glimpse of this eternal state. We will be praising YHVH and worshiping him quite a bit. I'm excited, as I pray you are as well. This cannot be accomplished until we repent and turn from our evil ways, so YHVH can bring us back to where we came from. However, if we have been convinced that repentance is merely a change of mind about our past, then we have not gone back to YHVH at all. Therefore, we have not repented at all. This is not just in respect to our eternal salvation but our daily living as well. This is the purpose of this ministry. We do not wish to focus on our reconciliation to YHVH, but our day to day life with Him. We believe that scriptural repentance is necessary for your eternal state and your present condition.


In the New Testament, Yeshua‘ addresses the subject of restoration, as well. Keep in mind that restoration is the purpose of repentance (Yo’el (Joel) 3:1). As I said earlier in this subject, the first words recorded in the gospels from Yochanan the Immerser (John the Baptist) and Yeshua‘ are biteshuvah kiy qarevah malekut shamayim, - "repent for the kingdom of heaven [or ’Elohiym, same thing in the Hebrew] is at hand." He is speaking to the Jewish leaders. YHVH loves them very much. He, as He does in the Tanakh [Old Testament], pleads with His people to go back. Why? So He can restore unto them what they neglected to possess by obedience. David sins against YHVH and repents so YHVH can restore the joy of his salvation. YHVH wants to restore His people all throughout the scriptures. He will one day restore all things and put them all under His feet (1 Corinthians 15:26-28).


The Greek word used to best express the concept of restoration is apokathistaymi. This word literally means to 'bring something back'. Sound familiar?


Mattityahu (Matthew) 17:11-12 "And Yeshua‘ answered and said unto them, Elijah truly shall first come, and restore all things. But I say unto you, that Elijah is come already, and they knew him not ..."


In the next verse we are told that Yeshua‘ was speaking of Yochanan [John] the Immerser. What was Yochanan's ministry? The baptism of repentance!


Mattityahu [Matthew] 12:13 "Then said he to the man, stretch forth thine hand. And he stretched it forth; and it was restored well like the other."


The man's other hand was like it should have been. It was whole.


The full restoration of YHVH's kingdom has yet to be accomplished. This is yet future, but the restoration has begun. It begins by YHVH calling out a people for His name. It begins by YHVH choosing those who are to be Yeshua‘’s body and the bearer of His good news and restoration of His word. These people, mainly gentiles, are to make the Jews jealous (Romans 11:14). All through history, YHVH is calling out to His people to come back. His people, at this time, are the body of Yeshua'. Most of those over the centuries, that have claimed to be His people, have not gone back to anything, but have proclaimed a whole new people and gone their own direction. They have not been grafted into a fully established tree and root, but have planted a whole new tree. A tree at enmity with the old tree.


I have probably heard Divre-Hayamim Bet (2 Chronicles) 7:14 quoted hundreds of times over the years, in seminars, books, revivals, testimonies, and prayers. Western Christians pleading with YHVH to heal our nation. We recognize that our nation is immoral and corrupt, and that He will judge us. So we pray to Him fervently to help us, but listen carefully to what we are asking.


"If my people, who are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sins, and heal their land."


First of all, "if my people", anywhere else in the Tanakh [Old Testament] would be only Israel, according to modern Christian teaching. But since we are in a jam, we can now use this verse. I believe it IS speaking to YHVH's people at all times and prophetically of Israel as well. Most Christians would agree that we need to humble ourselves. How many do you think know what that means scripturally? Most would agree that we need to pray and seek His face. It is the next command that I believe most Christians will not acknowledge is speaking to. "Wicked ways"? We are not wicked. This must be speaking of satan worshipers, the Ku Klux Klan, or Charles Manson. The wicked, why that is Bill Clinton or Hillary! Wait a minute, that must be speaking of the New World Order, or the New Age movement. Some will say that the wicked is Hollywood, videos, Nintendo, or the World Wrestling Federation. Some of the more pious will assume it is the abortion clinics, the homosexuals and PETA. The religiously observant will insist that the wicked ways are those of the Mormons, Jehovah's Witnesses, and Moonies. And then again some will blame it all on Rush Limbaugh or Laura Schlessinger.


There are two main points to be made about the Hebrew behind this text.


Veyashuvu middarikeyhem har'iym reads: turn back from your evil ways.


Veyashuvu, of course, is from shoov. To repent, i.e. to go back to something. Go back to what? The context is to go back to the ways of the One who created you and knows all things, not to simply stop doing evil things.


The most deceptive term here is har'iym. This word is from the root ra', and is commonly translated as evil, wicked, grievous, trouble. It first shows up as the latter part of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. The literal translation of this word is something broken or to break. Something is not right, it is wrong. This is why Jewish commentators see this as the tree of the knowledge of right and wrong. This word is not understood this way in our culture. The concept of something being wicked or evil is that which is not the ways of YHVH. If it is not clean, then it is unclean, holy or unholy, righteous or unrighteous, a believer or an infidel, the temple of God or the temple of idols, light or dark, right or wrong, Godly or evil (2 Corinthians 6:14-16). From YHVH's point of view, a man is either for Him or against Him, gathering or scattering. From the scriptural perspective you cannot say, "Well, I may not be obeying the commandments of YHVH, but I am not doing evil either." There is no in between. If the 'church' is not doing the will of God, then she has turned unto her own ways, she is doing evil. God is calling her back to His ways. However, the paradigm has been shifted concerning this term. Many have been convinced that wickedness is all those other people I mentioned earlier. So we simply define ourselves out of the picture. This is precisely why our nation, in spite of our heartfelt prayers, continues to plummet into an abyss of immorality. The 'church' will simply not be convinced that she is guilty of any wickedness, so there is nothing to turn from or to, and the blame goes to anyone or an