Thursday, December 31, 2015

The Israelite Kingdom of God.

The Kingdom of God (Yhwh), what does it look like in the end?  Most believers today have a faulty view of what the kingdom of God is, since "the Church" believes to one extent or another that it has replaced the Jews for rejecting their Messiah, Yeshua ben Joseph.

We lose track and forget the promises that Yhwh made to the Father's, to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob (Note: you hear Muslims say they are worshippers of "the God of Abraham", but not, "the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob"!), to multiply the I descendants like the sand on the seashore, that through them, all the nations of the earth are blessed.

Genesis 12:1 "And Yahweh said to Abram, “ 'Go out from your land and from your relatives, and from the house of your father, to the land that I will show you. And I will make you a great nation, and I will bless you, and I will make your name great. And you will be a blessing. And I will bless those who bless you, and those who curse you I will curse. And all families of the earth will be blessed in you.' ” 

Genesis 15:17  On that day Yahweh made a covenant with Abram saying, “To your offspring I will give this land, from the river of Egypt to the great river, the Euphrates river, the land of the Kenites, the Kenizzites, the Kadmonites, the Hittites, the Perizzites, the Rephaim, the Amorites, the Canaanites, the Girgashites, and the Jebusites.” 

Gen. 17:3 Then Abram fell upon his face and God spoke with him, saying, “As for me, behold, my covenant shall be with you, and you shall be the father of a multitude of nations. Your name shall no longer be called Abram, but your name shall be Abraham, for I will make you the father of a multitude of nations. And I will make you exceedingly fruitful. I will make you a nation, and kings shall go out from you. And I will establish my covenant between me and you, and between your offspring after you, throughout their generations as an everlasting covenant to be as God for you and to your offspring after you. And I will give to you and to your offspring after you the land in which you are living as an alien, all the land of Canaan, as an everlasting property. And I will be to them as God.” 

So that is it.  All this fighting over the land of Israel, the culmination of a centuries old battle to control this land promised by the Creator to Abraham, and to regathering his dispersed descendents from the ends of the earth, all the tribes of the Israelites, back to Israel!  Ezekiel spells out the Renewed Covenant Yhwh makes after His people had broken the first Mosaic Covenant (all foreseen by Moses, Deut. 30:1-5).

Ezekiel 36:26- 36  "And I will give a new heart to you, and a new spirit I will give into your inner parts, and I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh, and I will give to you a heart of flesh. And I will give my spirit into your inner parts, and I will make it so that you will go in my rules, and my regulations you will remember, and you will do them. And you will dwell in the land that I gave to your ancestors, and you will be to me as a people, and I will be to you as God. And I will save you from all of your uncleanness, and I will call to the grain, and I will cause it to increase, and I will not bring famine upon you. And I will cause the fruit of the tree and the crop of the field to increase, so that you will not suffer again the disgrace of famine among the nations. And you will remember your evil ways and your deeds that were not good, and you will loathe yourself over your iniquities and over your detestable things. But not for your sake am I acting,” declares the Lord Yahweh. “Let it be known to you, be ashamed, and be put to shame because of your ways, house of Israel. 

“Thus says the Lord Yahweh: ‘On the day when I cleanse you from all of your iniquities, I will cause the cities to be inhabited, and the ruins will be rebuilt. And the land that was desolate will be cultivated in the very place that it was desolate before the eyes of all of the persons crossing over. And they will say, “This desolate land has become like the garden of Eden, and the wasted and desolate and destroyed cities, now being refortified, are inhabited.” And the nations who are left all around, you will know that I, Yahweh, I built that which was destroyed; I planted the desolate land; I, Yahweh, I have spoken, and I will act.’ 

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Shemitah Foretells Coming Economic Collapse?

This video posted by Economy News Today was filmed by Infowars on November 28th.  It is still a timely warning, as Lee Ann Mcadoo interviews Jonathon Cahn on what the Shemitah foretell regarding the globAl economy.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

The Kingdom of Elohim

So many times Protestants speak of the kingdom of God, and longing for the kingdom of God.  But since our churches teach that we are set free from the Law (Torah), we don't bother ourselves with the Old Testament (Tenach).  Because of this, we forget what the kingdom of Elohim (the name primarily translated as "God" in English Bibles) actually looks like in the Bible.

Protestant Christians have a nebulous (unbiblical, subtley anti-Semitic) view that while Yhwh deals with the Jews here on earth, "Christians" are taken to a kingdom that is fairer than day somewhere above the celestial domain.

What is interesting is that this picture is not even Biblical (kinda like the view that says "the church is a hospital for sinners"!  That's not the purpose of the Ekklesia, and is not Biblical, but that's another post!).  The only time sinners are shown in heaven, in Revelation, is in the interim period just before the return of Messiah to earth, to reign from the Temple, as is explained in Ezekiel. Cha.  40-48.

Zech. 14:16 - And then every survivor from all those nations coming against Jerusalem will go up year after year to worship the king, Yahweh of hosts, and celebrate the Feast of Booths. And then whoever of the clans of the earth does not go up to Jerusalem to worship the king, Yahweh of hosts, it will not rain on them.

Mica 4:2 says - And many nations will come and say, “Come! Let us go up to the mountain of Yahweh, and to the temple of the God of Jacob, that he may teach us his ways, and that we may walk in his paths,” for thelaw will go out from Zion, and the word of Yahweh from Jerusalem.

From these and many other references, we see that Yhwh, Adonai Yeshua will reunite the tribes of Israel to live in the land promised to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, to live under Yhwh's instructions (Torah) forever.

Ezekiel. 37Then speak to them, ‘Thus says the Lord Yahweh: “Look! I am taking the piece of wood for Joseph that is in the hand of Ephraim and the tribes of Israel its associates, and I will put them on it, the piece of wood of Judah, and I will make them into one piece of wood, so that they be one in my hand.’ ” And the pieces of wood on which you wrote will be in your hand before their eyes. And speak to them, ‘Thus says the Lord Yahweh: “Look! I am taking the Israelites from among the nations to which they went, and I will gather them from everywhere, and I will bring them to their own soil. And I will make them into one nation in the land on the mountains of Israel, and they will all have one king as their king, and they will not again be two nations and will not again divide into two kingdoms again.

Wonder where those tribes are today?  Believe it or not, that can be discerned, much as many pastors and teachers rightly discern the children of Esau, so the children of Israel can be seen.  A good Jewish research site for this is, or

This is the Kingdom of God,. all the tribes/nations of Israel inhabiting the land promised to their forefathers so long ago, under the reign of Messiah Yeshua, who is the Torah made flesh (Jn. 1:14).  This is why the gospel of Messiah is to the Jew first, then to the Gentiles (ie, dispersed Israelites) Rom. 1:16.

Friday, December 18, 2015

He's Coming Again - by Joshua Arron

Sometimes in th he world of gloom and doom prophecy (though the endview is eternal light and Shalom) you need a bright spot.  Recently I came across Messianic worship leader Joshua Arron, and have been truly blessed by His music.  I want to feature one of his songs, for which reason this blog exists... He's Coming Again!  Shalom!  😇

Thursday, December 17, 2015

How to Atone For Iniquity (Pr. 16:6)

Do you ever come across a verse, and you're not sure how it works?  I've had plenty of those, and this verse is one of them:

6 By lovingkindness and truth iniquity is atoned for,
And by the fear of the Lord one keeps away from evil.
Proverbs 16 (

When I read this, it almost seemed like it taught a works-salvation.  It left me confused!  I knew that man could not save himself.  Certainly, I couldn't!  All people have sinned and fall short of the glory of God (Rom. 3:22).  There is no man on earth who continually does what is right and never sins (Ecc. 7:20).  Yeshua Himself said that "there is no one good, except God alone."  The Apostle Paul says, "Let God be found true, and every man a liar" (Rom. 3:4).

In seminary, I was introduced to the Hebrew phrase "lovingkindness and truth."  It's made up from the words "chesed," meaning covenant love, loyalty, faithfulness, graciousness, godly action.  The Hebrew word for "Truth" is "Emmet".  Taken together, you have a name for God.

So how is truth applied to atone for sin?  What is truth, if I might sound like Pilate?  Scripture teaches Yhwh's Law is truth (Torah, Ps. 119:142).  Yeshua said He was the truth (Jn. 14:6), and that Yah's word is truth (Jn. 17:14, 17).  Y'shua is the word of God (Jn. 1:1-3) made flesh, that took up His Sukkah (feast of Sukkot ~ tabernacles/booths, Jn. 1:14) among us, perfectly fulfilling Torah (God's righteousness), not abolishing or nullifying it (Matt. 5:17-19) to become our propitiation, effectively atoning for our sins (Rom. 3:25).

That's how Prov. 16:6 works!  Through Chesed and Emmet, Lovingkindness and Truth, iniquity is atoned for.  It is the person of Y'shua haMashiach Himself.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

The Pope Issues Statements Against the Teachings of Yeshua

This has been happening for a while, but now the Pope has said that fundamentalism is "a disease of all religions."   Fundamentally speaking, just what is the Pope saying?  The fundamentals are the basic building blocks, the basic instructions or directions of a faith.

Yeshua taught in John 14:21
He who has My commandments [the fundamentals] and keeps them, it is he who loves Me. And he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and manifest Myself to him.”

So it seems the very words of the "Vicar of Christ," are against the Messiah Himself. The Messiah, who taught that "vengeance belongs to Go, and "to love our neighbours as ourselves" also taught that "I am the way, the truth and the life." (Jn. 14:6). But now, if we believe that and hold our lives to that, believing Yeshua when He said "Your word, O God, is truth," (Jn. 17:17), that somehow makes us a disease on society?

Something's up.  The Pope is us in ::) a linguistic sleight-of-hand equating the violence sanctioned in Islam with Christianity, which teaches the above platitudes, along with respect for human life, authorities, and government.  He then calls it (with the MSM) "fundamentalism" and applies it to all the faithful across the board!

 By his own words, this Pope is anti-Messiah.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

An Instance of Yeshua (Jesus) Teaching Torah

In the Gospels, if we read it with our eyes open, we can see clearly that Yeshua taught/clarified and explained Torah.  Here, in Jn. 7, during the Feast of Sukkot (Booths), Yeshua begins teaching mid-way through the feast.

"Now when the feast was already half over, Jesus went to the temple courts* and began to teach.* Then the Jews were astonished, saying, “How does this man possess knowledge, because he* has not been taught?” So Jesus answered them and said, “My teaching is not mine, but is from the one who sent me. If anyone wants to do his will, he will know about my* teaching, whether it is from God or I am speaking from myself."

The Jews were clearly impressed and amazed at his teaching.  He was not teaching to do away with the Law (Torah), otherwise they would have torn their clothes and decried him a blasphemer.  But this is not what happened (Jn. 7:19-24).

We are not told all of what Yeshua taught here, though we are given a glimpse of some ( vv. 19-24), exhorting the Jews to follow Moses and KEEP Torah!  All His teaching had a point, we can safely assume it had something to do with the feast of Sukkot, and His role in fulfilling it (c.f.. Matt. 5:17-19).  The Apostle John points out in the beginning of his Gospel account, that the incarnated Torah (Word of God) became flesh and tabernacle (or "sukkahed") among us (Jn. 1:14).

"Now on the last day of the feast—the great day—Jesus stood and cried out, saying, “If anyone is thirsty, let him come to me, and let him drink, the one who believes in me. Just as the scripture said, ‘Out of his belly will flow rivers of living water.’ ” Now he said this concerning the Spirit, whom those who believed in him were about to receive. For the Spirit was not yet given, because Jesus had not yet been glorified.)"

We see here that indeed Yeshua was teaching on how He is the substance of what the feast is pointing to.  He's not saying "Quit keeping the feast," but explaining how He is the fulfillment (Mt. 5:17).

Yeshua taught we are to keep His commandments, and the word (of His time, he did not supercede it, He WAS it) commands we observe Yhwh's feasts (Lev. 23; Mt. 5:17-19).