Truth — 11/13/2021
THE TWO HOUSES OF ISRAEL
These prophecies present a serious problem, for the Torah specifically outlaws such a remarriage:
Deuteronomy 24:1-4 “1 When a man takes a wife and marries her, and it happens that she finds no favor in his eyes because he has found some uncleanness in her, and he writes her a certificate of divorce (this is called a “get” in Hebrew), puts it in her hand, and sends her out of his house, 2 when she has departed from his house, and goes and becomes another man’s wife, 3 if the latter husband detests her and writes her a certificate of divorce, puts it in her hand, and sends her out of his house, or if the latter husband dies who took her as his wife, 4 then her former husband who divorced her must not take her back to be his wife after she has been defiled; for that is an abomination before the LORD (Yahweh), and you shall not bring sin on the land which the LORD (Yahweh) your God (Hebrew: Elohim) is giving you as an inheritance.” (NKJV) [Emphasis and comments added]
Yahweh is true and just; He does not change (Malachi 3:6), and He does not break His own Torah/Law. Therefore, how can these prophecies be fulfilled? There is a legal way for this to occur, as Paul tells us in the book of Romans:
Romans 7:1-3 “1 Or do you not know, brothers – for I speak to those knowing the Torah (Law) – that the Torah rules over a man as long as he lives? 2 For the married woman has been bound by Torah to the living husband, but if the husband dies, she is released from the Torah concerning her husband. 3 So then, while her husband lives, she shall be called an adulteress if she becomes another man’s. But if her husband dies, she is free from that part of the Torah, so that she is not an adulteress, having become another man’s.” (The Scriptures Translation) [Emphasis and comment added]
As Paul clearly states, this Torah Instruction/Law ceases to apply if the husband dies. Therefore, Yeshua’s death on the cross caused this law against remarriage to no longer be applicable. Now, after His resurrection, Yeshua the Messiah is legally able to marry the House of Israel once again.
The New Testament carries forward the theme of the reconciliation of Judah and Ephraim. It is surprising how frequently this topic appears in the writings of the apostles and how integral it is to the gospel message.
After the seeming “disappearance” of the House of Israel into the nations, the House of Judah (the Jews) once again became known biblically as “Israel.” They were the only visible portion of Yahweh’s people left. The House of Judah was and is Yahweh’s lawgiver (Genesis 49:10; Psalms 60:7; 108:8); they had, and continue to have, a major part in the plan the Almighty is accomplishing even though they for the most part do not acknowledge Yeshua as their Messiah.
As a whole, only the House of Judah has continued to keep Yahweh’s Sabbaths, which we saw in Exodus chapter 31 which is the sign He gave to distinguish His people from the rest of the nations (or “Gentiles”). That “sign” has not changed since Yahweh gave it to us in His Word. Because of this sign, the Jews alone have been recognized as Yahweh’s covenant people down to this very day. However, Ephraim and the tribes associated with him lost their identity. They were absorbed into the nations to which they were scattered. But these so-called “lost tribes” were not lost to Yahweh. He knew then, and He knows now, EXACTLY where they are, as the prophet Amos tells us:
Amos 9:8-9 “ “8 Look, the eyes of the Master יהוה (Yahweh) are on the sinful reign (see Isaiah 34:2; Jeremiah 30:11, 46:28; Daniel 2:44; Zephaniah 3:8; Haggai 2:22 and Luke 4:5-6.), and I shall destroy it from the face of the earth, except that, I do not completely destroy the house of Yaʽaqoḇ (Jacob),” declares יהוה (Yahweh). 9 For look, I am commanding, and I shall sift the house of Yisra’ĕl among all the gentiles [Hebrew b’kal hagoyim], as one sifts (or shakes) with a sieve, yet not a grain falls to the ground.” ” (The Scriptures Translation) [Emphasis and comments added]
Most people don’t realize that the Bible is only written TO, ABOUT and FOR Israel. Other nations are discussed only as they come into contact with or effect Yahweh’s chosen people. According to Yeshua Himself, He was only sent to Israel when He came the first time:
Matthew 10:5-6 “5 יהושע (Yeshua or Yahshua) sent these twelve out, having commanded them, saying, “Do not go into the way of the gentiles, and do not enter a city of the Shomeronites (Samaritans), 6 but rather go to the lost sheep of the house of Yisra’ĕl.” ” (The Scriptures Translation) [Emphasis and comments added]
Matthew 15:24 “And He answering, said, “I was not sent except to the lost sheep of the house of Yisra’ĕl.” ” (The Scriptures Translation) [Emphasis added]
In the 10th chapter of John’s Gospel, Yeshua states that part of His duties included gathering another “flock” besides the Jews:
John 10:16 “And other sheep I have which are not of this fold – I have to bring them as well, and they shall hear My voice, and there shall be one flock, one shepherd.” (see Ezekiel 34:23, 37:24 for One Shepherd.) (The Scriptures Translation) [Emphasis added]
Here Yeshua tells His disciples that He had other sheep that He was responsible for, in addition to the targeted Jews. Because most Christians are not familiar with the large number of Old Testament prophecies which speak of the Messiah’s responsibility in reuniting the two houses (Israel and Judah), they assume that He was referring to those unrelated people from the nations (“Gentiles”) who would thereafter come into the “church.”
But to properly understand the Bible, one must base their understanding of the New Testament on the foundation of the Old Testament. (SIDE NOTE: The New Testament is in the Old Testament concealed. The Old Testament is in the New Testament revealed. Most in the Church do not realize that 80% to 85% of the New Testament is actually in the Old Testament. If we stop and think here and ask ourselves “What Bible did Yeshua and His disciples use?” We have to say He did not have the New Testament at that time. It did not exist for many years after he ascended to Heaven. All He had was the Old Testament Scriptures. The Old Testament Scriptures is our base foundation. We cannot get away from it. We need it because it gives us our Heavenly Father’s Teachings and Instructions for daily living. That has never been done away with and it never will be done away with.) When this is done, it is clear that Yeshua was speaking of those who were at that time still scattered among the nations, the lost sheep of Ephraim. These sheep had forgotten their identity and thought they were Gentiles. But Yeshua knew who (and where) they were, and as the Old Testament prophecies show over and over again, it was His Divinely sanctioned job to retrieve them for His Father.
A prophetic passage in the next chapter of John confirms this:
John 11:47-54 “ “47 So the chief priests and the Pharisees gathered a council and said, “What shall we do? Because this Man does many signs. 48 If we let Him alone like this, they all shall believe in Him, and the Romans shall come and take away from us both our place and nation.” 49 And one of them, Qayapha (Caiaphas), being high priest that year, said to them, “You know naught, 50 neither do you consider that it is better for us that one man die for the people than that the entire nation should perish.” 51 But he did not say this from himself, but being high priest that year he prophesied that יהושע (Yeshua or Yahshua) was about to die for the nation (Judah), 52 and not for the nation only, but to gather together into one the children of Elohim who were scattered abroad (i.e., the northern kingdom of Israel). 53 So from that day on they plotted to kill Him. 54 יהושע (Yeshua or Yahshua) therefore no longer went openly among the Yehuḏim (Jews), but went from there into the country near the wilderness, to a city called Ephrayim, and remained there with His taught ones.” (The Scriptures Translation) [Emphasis and comments added]
This concludes our study of Part 4 of Part 8 on The Two Houses of Israel. Stay tuned for Part 5.
November 11, 2021
First Samuel 8 + Revelation 19
Years ago, I heard this little story about a young couple who fell in love. He had a wooden eye and she had a cleft palate. Their first date was very romantic and he asked her if she would like to go out again and she said, “O! Would I?! Would I??!!” and he retorted, “Harelip! Harelip!!”
MaraDale and I agree that communication is one of our most difficult obstacles. Rather than me retorting abruptly, I have found that if I repeat to her what I heard, most often she will say, “NO! That’s not what I meant at all!” She then explains what she meant and we are then on the same proverbial wavelength :o))
Much of our Holy Bible is encrypted, for example: (please notice the progression, as we move toward TODAY, in “the-back-o’-th’-book”)
1 Corinthians 4:14 I write not these things to shame you, but as my beloved sons I warn you.
1 Thessalonians 4:9 But as touching brotherly love ye need not that I write unto you: for ye yourselves are taught of God to love one another.
2 John 1:12 Having many things to write unto you, I would not write with paper and ink: but I trust to come unto you, and speak face to face, that our joy may be full.
3 John 1:13 I had many things to write, but I will not with ink and pen write unto thee:
Revelation 10:4 And when the seven thunders had uttered their voices, I was about to write: and I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Seal up those things which the seven thunders uttered, and write them not.
Why are these things NOT written? Why did our Apostle Paul say, “ye need not that I write unto you”? The “encryption” is rapidly HACKED when we actually READ those Scriptures that the world is terrified of! Apostle Paul does not need to re-write everything left of Matthew — he expects us to have already read it! When we only read the little part, at “the-back-o’-th’-book,” everything seems encrypted and in the words of Gary Simons, they (even – especially - many pastors) just “make stuff up!” Here’s a G-I-A-N-T clue: (right in the middle o’ th’ book)
Isaiah 46:8 Remember this, and shew yourselves men: bring it again to mind, O ye transgressors.
Isaiah 46:9 Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like ME,
Isaiah 46:10 Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, MY counsel shall stand, and I will do all MY pleasure:
Isaiah 46:11 Calling a ravenous bird [hold that thought!] from the east, the man that executeth MY counsel from a far country: yea, I have spoken it, I will also bring it to pass; I have purposed it, I will also do it.
This is PRECISELY what Revelation 19 is talkin’ ‘bout!!
Revelation 19:17 And I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the fowls that fly in the midst of heaven, Come and gather yourselves together unto the supper of the great God;
Rev 19:18 That ye may eat the flesh of kings, and the flesh of captains, and the flesh of mighty men, and the flesh of horses, and of them that sit on them, and the flesh of all men, both free and bond, both small and great.
Rev 19:19 And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against HIM that sat on the horse, and against HIS army [THIS is our MESSIAH Whom the “sweet baby Jesus” people REFUSE to RECOGNIZE, and RECONCILE with BEFORE it is too LATE!].
Rev 19:20 And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.
Rev 19:21 And the remnant [who insist on rejecting HIS TRUTH = TORAH per Psalm 119:142] were slain with the Sword of HIM that sat upon the horse, which sword proceeded [past tense HIStory of our FUTURE! — in the OLD Testament!] out of HIS mouth [and, as Apostle Paul is saying, “ye need not that I write unto you” because we should ALREADY know from reading the ENTIRE Holy Bible!]: and all the fowls were filled with their flesh.
Our Prophet Samuel is cutting-to-the-chase as he says:
1 Samuel 8:21 And Samuel heard all the words of the people, and he rehearsed them in the ears of the LORD.
1 Samuel 8:22 And the LORD said to Samuel, Hearken unto their voice, and make them a king [this is happening TODAY!]. And Samuel said unto the men of Israel [which includes the “mixed multitude” that came out of Egypt with the 12 Tribes of ISRAEL; and, whom Paul is telling us non-Israelis, as myself, about being “graffed in among them” in Romans 11 !], Go ye every man unto his city. [please do NOT let this end of the chapter break B-R-E-A-K our train-of-thought, continue reading]
1 Samuel 9:1 Now there was a man of Benjamin, whose name was Kish, the son of Abiel, the son of Zeror, the son of Bechorath, the son of Aphiah, a Benjamite, a mighty man of power.
1 Samuel 9:2 And he had a son, whose name was Saul, a choice young man, and a goodly: and there was not among the children of Israel a goodlier person than he: from his shoulders and upward he was higher than any of the people.
Here’s that encryption, again, and the easy hack into The TRUTH: King Saul’s Dad was not “Cis” as the GREEKS would have us believe. His HEBREW name is KISH! Please hack with ME:
Acts 13:21 And afterward they desired a king: and God gave unto them Saul the son of Cis [BA—LONEY! his name is KISH!], a man of the tribe of Benjamin, by the space of forty years.
Some say, “No BIGGIE.” I say, “Au! Contraire!!” It’s a matter of LIFE or death!!! Here’s our encryption debunking tool:
Judges 12:6 Then said they unto him [who was claiming to be an Ephraimite], Say now Shibboleth: and he said Sibboleth: for he could not frame to pronounce it right [maybe he had a “harelip” ya think? ah, not really]. Then they took him, and slew him at the passages of Jordan: and there fell at that time of the [so-called?] Ephraimites forty and two thousand.
“S” or “SH” “Bovine “S”catology” or Bull “SH”*# ??!! You be the JUDGE (according to 1 Corinthians 6:3 “Know ye not that we shall judge angels? how much more things that pertain to this life?”), as we are all called to be judges — again, contrary to the New Age religion of the mother of harlots, WITCH, only 2 days ago, we read about in Revelation 17; juxtaposed with, Those who are called, according to HIS purpose (see Romans 8:28) who are, indeed, safe and secure from all alarms (see Psalm 91)
Psalm 91:1 He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
Psa 91:2 I will say of the LORD, HE is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in HIM will I trust.
Psa 91:3 Surely HE shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence.
Psa 91:4 HE shall cover thee with HIS feathers, and under HIS wings shalt thou trust: HIS TRUTH [TORAH per Psalm 119:142] shall be thy shield and buckler.
Psa 91:5 Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day; [Xerxes’ New Arrows? Clingendael Alert The Proliferation Risks of Hypersonic Missiles AND, THIS is NOT going away China Tested Hypersonic Capability, U.S. Says]
Psa 91:6 Nor for the pestilence [viruses? of these last days!] that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.
Psa 91:7 A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee.
Psa 91:8 Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked.
Psa 91:9 Because thou hast made the LORD, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation;
Psa 91:10 There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague [covid?] come nigh thy dwelling.
Psa 91:11 For HE shall give HIS angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.
Psa 91:12 They shall bear thee up in their hands [hasatan tried to trash this 2,000 years ago in Matthew 4:6 and Luke 4:11 and YESH-OO-AW’ showed us how to LIVE this passage in Psalm 91 in these last daze!], lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.
Psa 91:13 Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet.
Psa 91:14 Because HE hath set HIS love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because HE hath known [past tense, even from the foundation of the EARTH! per Ephesians 1:4 and Revelation 13:8] my name.
Psa 91:15 He [even you and i] shall call upon ME YESH-OO-AW’, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him. [this is talking about my (and I hope your) relationship with The ALMIGHTY!]
Psa 91:16 With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him MY YHVH’s Salvation [H3444 YESH-OO-AW’ !!!].
Do we really KNOW HIM? or will we hear:
Matthew 7:22 Many will say to ME in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Thy name? and in Thy name have cast out devils? and in Thy name done many wonderful works?
Matthew 7:23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from ME, ye that work iniquity. [“iniquity” is Anomia, WITHOUT the WORD = WITHOUT TORAH let’s getta grip!! ]
With all these things in mind, as we are sprinting to the Marriage Supper of The LAMB, and HE has ALREADY said:
John 14:15 If ye love ME, keep MY Commandments.
YESH-OO-AW’ is asking me, “Would you like to keep MY Commandments”? And in my eager enthusiasm I am blurting out: “Would I?! WOULD I ??!!”
YHVH IS adding HIS blessing to the SHEMA of HIS entire Holy Bible. Aw-mane’
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AMBER WAVES OF GRAIN
November 10, 2021
First Samuel 6 – 7 Revelation 16 – 18
1 Samuel 6:13 And they of Bethshemesh were reaping their wheat harvest in the valley: and they lifted up their eyes, and saw the ark, and rejoiced to see it.
“Wheat harvest”? What meaneth, “Wheat harvest”?? While I was yet (past tense) a “daughter” of Rome, as most western religions are, “Wheat harvest” meant nothing more to me than another loaf of WONDER bread. “Wheat harvest” is LOADED with INFORMATION!!! “Wheat harvest” and fire takes us back to Samson in the book of Judges:
Judges 15:4 And Samson went and caught three hundred foxes, and took firebrands, and turned tail to tail, and put a firebrand in the midst between two tails.
Judges 15:5 And when he had set the brands on fire, he let them go into the standing corn [no, No, NO!!! verse 1 says, “…in the time of wheat harvest,…” ] of the Philistines, and burnt up both the shocks, and also the standing corn [WHEAT], with the vineyards and olives.
My “Christian” Siblings ask me, “What difference does it make, corn or wheat, who cares??” Here’s the difference: As they say, corn is only “knee high by the 4th of July” yet it is green and NON-flammable. Barley harvest tells us that it is The LORD’s first annual Feast of PASSOVER. WHEAT harvest tells us that it is The LORD’s second annual Feast of SHAVUOT/Pentecost. Corn tells us that it is The LORD’s third annual Feast of SUKKOT/Tabernacles; and, those who don’t care are basically in the camp of the Philistines who made golden replicas of their hemorrhoids and sent them with the Ark of The COVENANT back to Israel. The book of Revelation (and especially today’s chapters of 16 – 18) IS TELLING US to “COME OUT” of that camp! LISTEN:
Judges 15 is telling us of GREAT FIRE during the time of WHEAT harvest = SHAVUOT. The TEN COMMANDMENTS came down to US at SHAVUOT, the time of WHEAT harvest — with FLAMING TONGUES OF FIRE! The book of ACTS tells us that at SHAVUOT/Pentecost WHEAT harvest that FLAMING TONGUES OF FIRE came down and spoke in ALL LANGUAGES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! But who cares what was SAID? I DO. And I hope you do, tOO.
WHEAT harvest is what our Prophet Samuel is telling YOU and ME about! lOOkie:
1 Samuel 6:13 And they of Bethshemesh were reaping their wheat harvest in the valley: and they lifted up their eyes, and saw the ark, and rejoiced to see it. [The WORD of GOD comes to us especially at SHAVUOT!]
“O! Beautiful for spacious skies and AMBER WAVES OF GRAIN!” right? Have we forgotten?? Worse yet, have we never known???!!! Coming BACK to TORAH is what WHEAT harvest is ALL ABOUT! For those who think that TORAH was “nailed to the cross,” they have their head in their “emerods” and are sending it back to Israel, as First Samuel 6 IS telling US; AND, so is:
Revelation 6:6 And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say, A measure of wheat [Shavuot] for a penny, and three measures of barley [Passover] for a penny; and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine [SUKKOT/Tabernacles]. [HELLO!!!]
We’re not finished yet. Our Prophet, John the Beloved continues:
Revelation 18:13 And cinnamon, and odours, and ointments, and frankincense, and wine, and oil, and fine flour, and wheat [which has become, to most folks as, nothing more than WONDER bread — which is leading this nation to the sale of], and beasts, and sheep, and horses, and chariots, and slaves, and souls of men [SOLD DOWN the river! by that religion of HARLOTS, stated in:].
Revelation 17:3 So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness [The GREATER Exodus? I think so; and, that is what this “prepper” is PREPARING FOR!!!]: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns.
Rev 17:4 And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication:
Rev 17:5 And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS [and guess who her “daughters” are!] AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.
Rev 17:6 And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints [do ya know any HIStory about “the Crusades”? Hello Billy. I challenge you to read, “The TRAIL of BLOOD” by James Milton Carroll. Click on the above title or for the pdf file, click HERE. See quote below *, regarding], and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration.
Rev 17:7 And the angel said unto me, Wherefore didst thou marvel? I will tell thee the mystery of the woman, and of the beast that carrieth her, which hath the seven heads and ten horns.
* The TRAIL of BLOOD Firth Lecture item 12:
12. As to the persecutions in some of the American colonies, we give a few samples. It is recorded that on one occasion one of John Clarke's members was sick. The family lived just across the Massachusetts Bay Colony line and just inside that colony. John Clarke, himself, and a visiting preacher by the name of Crandall and a layman by the name of Obediah Holmes [our role model EXTRAORDINAIRE!]--all three went to visit that sick family. While they were holding some kind of a prayer service with that sick family, some officer or officers of the colony came upon them and arrested them and later carried them before the court for trial. It is also stated, that in order to get a more definite charge against them, they were carried into a religious meeting of their church (Congregationalist), their hands being tied (so the record states). The charge against them was "for not taking off their hats in a religious service." [that’s the Takanot, man-made law that YESH-OO-AW’ and Apostle Paul RAILED AGAINST!!!] They were all tried and convicted. Gov. Endicott was present. In a rage he said to Clarke, while the trial was going on, "You have denied infants baptism" (this was not the charge against them). "You deserve death. I will not have such trash brought into my jurisdiction." The penalty for all was a fine, or be well-whipped. Crandall's fine (a visitor) was five pounds ($25.00), Clarke's fine (the pastor) was twenty pounds ($100.00). Holmes' fine (the records say he had been a Congregationalist and had joined the Baptists) so his fine was thirty pounds ($150.00). Clark's and Crandall's fines were paid by friends. Holmes refused to allow his fine paid, saying he had done no wrong, so was well whipped. The record states that he was "stripped to the waist" and then whipped (with some kind of a special whip) until the blood ran down his body and then his legs until his shoes overflowed. The record goes on to state that his body was so badly gashed and cut that for two weeks he could not lie down, so his body could touch the bed. His sleeping had to be done on his hands or elbows and knees. Of this whipping and other things connected with it I read all records, even Holmes' statement. A thing could hardly have been more brutal. And here in America! [but, who has the guts, TODAY, of Obediah Holmes?]
As HIStory repeats itself, in spite of the coward in me, I plead with The HOLY SPIRIT to give me courage, strength, and endurance to “endure to the end” as stated in:
Matthew 10:22 And ye shall be hated of all men for MY name's sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved.
Thank YOU, PAPA, for YOUR amazing grace. B’shem Yeshua. Aw-mane’
YHVH IS adding HIS blessing to the SHEMA of HIS entire Holy Bible. Aw-mane’
P.S. “WHEAT and tares” (Matthew 13:25 & 30) get it?
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November 9, 2021
First Samuel 5 Revelation 15 & 16
We’ve all heard innuendos that sound like or bring to mind the filthiest of talk but seem more socially acceptable. What does “friggen” mean? All to often, we want a verbal PUNCH that demands attention, with an exclamation that is more acceptable in the proverbial Sunday school, right? It seems so innocent to say, “Dagon it!” and yet, how many folks actually know what it means? See Dagon
In our Holy Bible, the first mention of Dagon is in the book of Judges (16:23 – 30) and we read about Samson destroying the Philistine temple of Dagon. The second mention of Dagon is in:
1 Samuel 5:2 When the Philistines took the ark of God [H430 ELohim], they brought it into the house of Dagon, and set it by Dagon.
First Samuel 5 is all about the Philistine fish god “Dagon” and how our Israeli GOD YHVH is increasing HIS emphasis for HIS Instructions for LIFE — against Pagan false deities! The ark of GOD contains The WORD of GOD and is The POWER of LIFE in the flesh of our Messiah Who IS The WORD made flesh per John 1:14.
The Roman catholic commandment to eat fish on Friday, is a Pagan Dagon religious ritual. During my youth, in the public school cafeteria, fish was always served on Friday — why? Here’s some fishy food-for-thought and please notice the pope’s fish hat:
FYI: If the late Billy Graham is some sort of deity in your mind, I urge you to read “Billy Graham and ROME” by David Cloud and listen to Billy, on Larry King Live saying that Billy may doubt his own salvation but KNOWS that Pope John Paul II is with god now! WOW!!
KING: There is no question in your mind that he is with God now?
GRAHAM: Oh, no. There may be a question about my own, but I don't think Cardinal Wojtyla, or the Pope -- I think he's with the Lord, because he believed. He believed in the Cross [NOT YHVH’s Instructions for LIFE = TORAH]. That was his focus throughout his ministry, the Cross [NOT YHVH’s Instructions for LIFE = TORAH], no matter if you were talking to him from personal issue or an ethical problem, he felt that there was the answer to all of our problems, the cross [NOT YHVH’s Instructions for LIFE = TORAH] and the resurrection [which few will find without TORAH!]. And he was a strong believer [in Mel Gibson’s blood & guts cross].
Is it any wonder why suicide in America is at an all time high? And what about this news article JUST PUBLISHED: Panhandle Post Nov 05, 2021 6:30 AM
Nebraska AG [Attorney General] finds 258 victims of Catholic church sex abuse
Ya, right, Billy. Dagon that pope! Oops, I better clean up my ACTS !
So, what’s the ramifications of honoring Dagon? All the Philistine Dagon worshiping men got “emerods” (hemorrhoids!) and then the next chapter tells us:
1 Samuel 6:1 And the ark of the LORD YHVH was in the country of the Philistines seven months.
1 Samuel 6:2 And the Philistines called for the priests and the diviners, saying, What shall we do to the ark of the LORD YHVH? tell us wherewith we shall send it to HIS place. [uh-huh, don’t read what it says inside, just get RID of it. That’s what is happening in Revelation 15 & 16!]
Revelation 16:1-2 And I heard a great voice out of the temple saying to the seven [7, coincidence?] angels, Go your ways, and pour out the vials of the wrath of GOD upon the earth. And the first went, and poured out his vial upon the earth; and there fell a noisome and grievous sore upon the men [emerods?] which had the mark of the beast, and upon them which worshipped his image [Dagon?].
“And now, a WORD from our SPONSOR!”
Exodus 23:13-14 And in all things that I have said unto you be circumspect: and make no mention of the name of other gods, neither let it be heard out of thy mouth. Three times thou shalt keep a Feast unto ME YHVH [not Dagon] in the year. [see Acts 18:21 But (our Apostle Paul) 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 [ELohim, not Dagon] will. And he sailed from Ephesus.]
Mark 7:20 And HE Yesh-oo-aw’ YHVH’s Salvation said, That which cometh out of the man, [even “Dagon it!”] that defileth the man.
Thesis, antithesis — SYNTHETIC?!!! GOD’s WORD IS our THESIS!
AH-HA! works for me :o))
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I am always constantly amazed when I search out modern Christian commentaries concerning the subject of food or diet. Rarely, and I do mean rarely, is the background of the controversy ever consulted. We have discussed before that much of what Sha’ul [Paul] says is assumed and not explained in the text. Phrases like: letter of the law, in the spirit, the old man, in the flesh, the cup of blessing, sons of light, fulfilled, hidden with Christ, the middle wall of partition, adoption, and hundreds of others are already understood by Sha’ul's audience. So it is with Romans chapter 14. Sha’ul uses several terms here that are not defined in the text. Much of what he says here he already taught in Corinth, and the context is similar.
In 1 Corinthians 8 and 10 Sha’ul is dealing with young, immature believers who are seeing more mature believers eating FOODS offered to idols at the market place. The older believers are not eating unclean things, they are eating FOOD offered to idols. The subject, as usual, is not an issue of a change in what God has declared unclean to eat. The subject is FOOD offered to idols and causing a WEAKER brother to stumble at this. Sh'aul explains that idols are nothing, i.e. they are impotent, and that the food is not changed by the offering. If a weaker brother sees this and does not understand, then their conscience can be wounded or damaged. The FOODS that are mentioned here are FOODS that have been offered to pagan gods and then sold at the market place. Weaker brothers would see these FOODS being bought and were concerned that the brethern were being cursed and defiled by these foods, and so we are immediately reminded of what Yeshua said about someone being defiled by eating FOOD. We have already defined from the Old Testament what FOOD is. Sha’ul recommends that if a weaker brother is offended by this, then it is better not to eat these FOODS. There is no defining of what a WEAK brother is, or any reference to the dietary instructions.
In 1 Corinthians 8:9 Sha’ul says, "But take heed lest by any means this liberty of yours become a stumbling block to them that are weak". What liberty is he talking about? In context these are more mature believers who have been set free from their old or previous life. To sacrifice and partake of FOODS offered to idols was believed to be taking on the nature of the idols and becoming one with them and bound to servitude. These older or stronger believers were not sacrificing to the gods, for they are now serving the one true God, which Sha’ul reminds them of in verses 5 and 6. The FOOD they are buying in the market place is just FOOD. The weaker brothers however, have not this knowledge (vs. 7) and when they eat they still eat as if they were offering to idols. The ones who have liberty are not those who have been freed from obeying the one true God! They have been freed from their pagan practices, and the weaker brothers are those who have not come to that knowledge yet.
Before we address the context and background of Romans 14, let's define some of the words. What we are going to address is the fact that most modern Christian commentators define a weak brother as one who is still struggling to obey the commandments of God. The strong brother is one who, through Christ, has been set free from these burdens. This is how they are defined today and this is what is brought back into the Romans text. But is this what the scriptures teach? We know from the record of the gospels that Yeshua obeyed His Father perfectly. He lived His life according to Torah and observed all of the Lord's feasts and sabbaths. According to modern definitions, Yeshua was weak in the faith. We know from the accounts of the early disciples in the book of Acts, that Sha’ul [Paul], Kefa [Peter], Yochanan [John], and Ya‘aqov [Jacob/James] were still faithful to Torah and observing the feasts and sabbaths of the Lord. Were these weak in the faith? The gospel, according to Romans 1:16, went to the Jew first and then to the Greek. Was this order given so that the gospel would begin with the weak in the faith? Are we to believe that Moshe [Moses], Avraham, David, Elijah, or Daniel were all weak in the faith? I believe that this doctrine has it's roots in the erroneous teaching that faith is simply an intellectual assent to certain propositions ABOUT God and not in trusting God. I believe this teaching has led to it's natural conclusion: that the evidence of a "new life" is comprehending this new found freedom from obedience to God. The more that one does what is right in his own eyes, the stronger and more mature the believer is. The strong in the Lord are those who are now made free from God's demands. Oh really!
Weak in the Faith
So what does it mean to be "weak in the faith"? We have already defined the word "faith" in previous lessons. I would suggest that you might want to go back and reread that lesson when you get an opportunity. The word "weak" comes from the Greek word astheneo. This word is translated in the New Testament as weak, sick, disease, or without strength (Mattityahu [Matthew] 10:8, Yochanan [John] 6:2, 1 Corinthians 2:3, Romans 15:1). This word describes one who is without, or lacking, whether physical or spiritual. This Greek word, of course, is taken from several Hebrew words in the LXX [the Septuagint]. The most used word, however, is the word raphah. To some of you this word may be very familiar. One of the Lord's titles is YHVH RAPHAH, or the Lord who heals. These words are cognates, that is, they are related to each other. The word raphah means to be sick, diseased, weak, or feeble. It is very interesting and typical that virtually the same word that means sickness is the same word "to heal". This concept was understood by the physician Maimonides, which led to the vaccines used today. It was discovered many years ago that some diseases can be cured by actually giving the victim the disease. This, of course, is how you and I are delivered from sin. Yeshua had to actually become sin for us in order to heal us (2 Corinthians 5:21). Is that not awesome?
In Yirmeyahu (Jeremiah) 6:24 we have a typical use of the word for weak;
"We have heard the report of it; our hands grow FEEBLE; anguish hath taken hold of us, and pain, as of a woman in travail."
In D'varim (Deuteronomy) 31:6 we have a contrast of strong and weak used;
"Be strong and of good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them; for the LORD thy God, he it is who doth go with thee; he will not FAIL thee, nor forsake thee."
In Mishlei (Proverbs) 24:10 we have the use of weak as being faint;
"If thou FAINT in the day of adversity, thy strength is small."