Saturday, April 30, 2016

Something is going on in the earth's atmosphere.  What is it?  Is it connected to  CERN?  Could it be the Occultists (scientists) are about to unleash the evil one(s) from the pit?  BREarthwatch reports:

Monday, April 25, 2016

Understanding the Kingdom of Elohim in the Last Days

Many times people speak of or refer to the Kingdom of God, without knowing of what they are talking about.  Scripture never speaks of eternity in the clouds, but of living in the land promised to the Father's, under Yhwh's covenant.  We read about it in Jer. 30:18-24:

Thus says Yahweh: 
‘Look, I will restore the fortunes of the tents of Jacob, 
and I will have compassion on his dwellings, 
and the city will be rebuilt upon its mound, 
and the citadel fortress will stand on its rightful site. 
And thanksgiving and the sound of merrymakers 
will come out from them, 
and I will make them numerous, 
and they will not be few. 
And I will make them honored, 
and they will not be lowly. 
And their children will be as of old, 
and their community will be established before me. 
And I will punish all their oppressors. 
And their noble will be from them, 
and their ruler will come out from their midst. 
And I will bring him near and he will approach me. 
For who is he that would pledge his heart to approach me?’ declares Yahweh. 
‘And you will be to me a people, 
and I will be to you God.’ ” 
Look, the storm of Yahweh! 
Wrath has gone forth, 
a whirling tempest. 
It will whirl upon the head of the wicked. 
The burning anger of Yahweh will not turn back until his doing, 
and until his accomplishing the plans of his mind. 
In the last of the days you will understand it. 

Friday, April 8, 2016

The Significance of Sabbath in the Endtimes

Few Christians today keep Sabbath as it is described and commanded in the Bible.  Most who call themselves Christians that Sunday has replaced the Sabbath, and become the Christians Sabbath (never mind that is also the biggest restaurant day of the year!).  But little do we realize that Sabbath also figures in to the End Times, and the Millenial reign of the Messiah Yeshua (Joshua).

How so?  Let's take a look at Isaiah 56.

Thus says the Lord,
Preserve justice and do righteousness,
For My salvation is about to come
And My righteousness to be revealed.
“How blessed is the man who does this,
And the son of man who takes hold of it;
Who keeps from profaning the Sabbath,
And keeps his hand from doing any evil.”

Here Yhwh is proclaiming that His salvation is coming, and His righteousness about to be reveled, as we know happens in the last days when the Messiah returns to bring His elect from the four winds of heaven (Mt. 24:31; Jd. 1:14).  The Psalmist also tells us that the righteousness of Yhwh is an "everlasting righteousness, and His torah (i.e. instruction) is truth" (119:42).  Yhwh tells us blessed is he who "takes hold of this" and "keeps from profaning the Sabbath."

In this blog I am not arguing the day of Sabbath, though really when reading the Tanakh, it is a moot point, and anyone who researches into the matter will see that it was done by the Roman Sun-god worshipping Emporeor Constantine (begin here: biblepaedia). 

How does this tie in with the End-Times?  Let's take a look at some further verses here.

For thus says the Lord,
“To the eunuchs who keep My sabbaths,
And choose what pleases Me,
And hold fast My covenant,

To them I will give in My house and within My walls a memorial,
And a name better than that of sons and daughters;
I will give [a]them an everlasting name which will not be cut off.

Okay... so huh?  What do we make of this???  Eunuchs... keeping Sabbath?  And having their names inscribed in the majestic walls of the heavenly temple in Jerusalem during the Millenial reign in Israel?  Yeah.  That's what the Yhwh says.  Those who keep His Sabbath, requiring no work of ox or donkey or male or female servants (waiters/waitresses...), and who takes hold of His covenant (obeying Yhwh's instruction on feasts, clean/unclean, sacrifices...).

“Also the foreigners (Gentiles) who join themselves to the Lord,
To minister to Him, and to love the name of the Lord,
To be His servants, every one who keeps from profaning the sabbath
And holds fast My covenant;
Even those I will bring to My holy mountain
And make them joyful in My house of prayer.
Their burnt offerings and their sacrifices will be acceptable on My altar;
For My house will be called a house of prayer for all the peoples.”
The Lord [b]God, who gathers the dispersed of Israel, declares,
“Yet others I will gather to [c]them, to those already gathered.”

And Yahweh includes the Gentiles who keep His Sabbath.  For the last two-thousand years, though the Church began with thousands of Messianic Jews saved on Shavuot, the anniversary and renewal of the giving of Torah (Jer. 31:31-33), though it quickly opened to Gentiles, according to the will of Yhwh, but a Hebrew understanding of the scriptures was quickly lost to a Gentile culture.

From verse seven, many will recognize a quote which Yeshua uttered while at the Temple confronting the money-changers.  Indeed, Yahweh's temple is destined to be a house of prayer for ALL the nations.  But He precedes that phrase first stating "their burnt offerings and their sacrifices will be acceptable on My altar...." 

Yes, the sacrificial system will be reinstated during the Millenial reign while the Resurrected Messiah  sits on His throne.  Ezekiel chapters 40-48 describe fully how the Messianic Kingdom will be carried out, and it will be according to Torah!

Many nations will come and say,
Come and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord
And to the house of the God of Jacob,
That He may teach us about His ways
And that we may walk in His paths.”
For from Zion will go forth the law,
Even the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.   (Micah 4:2)

There is no distinction between the Church and Israel.  Israel is always about those related to God through Covenant faith.  Part of that Covenant faith is honoring Sabbath, which Elohim rested and sanctified on the Seventh day during creation (Gen. 2:2-3; Ex. 20:8-11)

 “Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, 10 but the seventh day is a sabbath of the Lord your God; in it you shall not do any work, you or your son or your daughter, your male or your female servant or your cattle or your sojourner who [e]stays with you. 11 For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea and all that is in them, and rested on the seventh day; therefore the Lord blessed the sabbath day and made it holy.

In the New Testament (Brit Chadashah), there is no command to alter the day of Sabbath as Christians assert.

“If because of the sabbath, you turn your foot From doing your own pleasure on My holy day, And call the sabbath a delight, the holy day of the Lord honorable, And honor it, desisting from your own ways, From seeking your own pleasure And speaking your own word, 14 Then you will take delight in the Lord, And I will make you ride on the heights of the earth; And I will feed you with the heritage of Jacob your father, For the mouth of the Lord has spoken.” (Is. 58:13).

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Hebrew Theology, Hebrew Roots

In college, I majored in Philosophy, and it was there I learned and really began to see that all people see the world through a certain paradigm, or world-view, if you will.  Christians hold a different world-view from Muslims, though at certain points they intersect.  Hindus and Buddhists have had much of their world-view covertly imported into the traditional Western world-view. 

The Biblical authors all had a Hebraic world-view, shaped by the author of the Bible Himself.   The world-view of the Hebraic peoples, the descendants of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob all had one thing in common, their Hebraic culture and world-view, shaped by the Torah, the instruction of Yahweh.

Abraham Isaac and Jacob all held a Hebraic world-view.  Moses had one.  So did Joshua, David, Joseph, Daniel, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Zechariah, Hosea, Joel, and so on till Yeshua. Yeshua had a Hebraic world-view.  He lived the word of God.  He WAS the word of God!  The word of Elohim in the flesh.  He was the Torah.  He IS the Torah made flesh!

The Hebrew world-view, the roots of the Hebrew religion, the roots of the faith of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob were shaped and put in place by Yhwh Elohim Himself, the great I AM.

When ministers and pastors come out against the Hebrew Roots followers, and label them as divisive, they are right.  Adonai Yeshua said, "Do not think that I came to bring peace to the earth, but to bring a sword" (Mt. 10:34).  The Word of Elohim is "sharper than any two-edged sword, dividing both soul and spirit, joints and marrow" (Heb. 4:12), separating out the wheat from the chaff.  But those of the "Hebrew Roots" are following and remaining true to the faith of Abraham (Rom. 4:12,13), and with Rabbi Paul, the Pharisee, they "celebrate the feast" (1 Cor. 5:8), for Messiah Y'shua was a minister of a better, re-newed Covenant (Heb. 7:22, 8:6, 12:24).

This is why Y'shua taught his disciples saying:

17 “Do not think that I came to abolish the Law (Torah) or the Prophets; I did not come to abolish but to fulfill.
18 For truly I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not the smallest letter or stroke shall pass from the Law until all is accomplished.

19 Whoever then annuls one of the least of these commandments, and teaches others to do the same, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but whoever keeps and teaches them, he shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.

Ps. 119:142 Your righteousness [Yhwh] is an everlasting righteousness, and Your law (Torah~ instruction) is truth.