Sunday, May 15, 2016

This Too May Answer some Questions

What Does “Holy” Mean?
The word "Holy" comes from the Hebrew word 'Kodesh' which means "set-apart to the Creator." The Creator YHWH tells us: Leviticus 11: 44 ‘For I am YHWH your Elohim, and you shall set yourselves apart. And you shall be set-apart, for I am set-apart.' Leviticus 20: 26 ‘And you shall be set-apart to Me, for I YHWH am set-apart, and have separated you from the peoples to be Mine.' 1 Peter 1: 16 "because it has been written, “Be set-apart, for I am set-apart.” (Notice Peter was quoting and teaching the Torah) We are called to be Set-Apart to YHWH, to be a separate and distinct people. This is what he means when he calls us out of the world, to be obedient to him and to be set-apart in what we do, what we eat, in the feast days we keep, the day of rest, etc. We are to be Set-Apart TO YHWH, and not FROM Him, as the rest of the world is following the prince of this world – satan. Let's picture a little scenario here, of YHWH looking down on Earth from heaven: YHWH is thinking to himself; “Hmm, look at those atheists.” “They are decorating Christmas trees, just like the Christians.” “And the Christians are coloring Easter eggs and having egg hunts, but so are those atheists.” “And atheists are eating whatever they want, and so are the Christians.” “Obviously the atheists don't keep my feast days, but neither do the Christians who claim to love me.” “I would expect atheists to not keep my Sabbath, but the Christians who have my Word that tells them the Sabbath is a sign between me and my people forever, well, Christians don't keep the Sabbath either.” “And the atheists live lawlessly without my Torah, but so do the Christians who claim to know me.” “ Surely the atheists don't call upon my name, but neither do Christians.” “They are not even set-apart from each other, I told them I would know them by their fruit, and their fruit looks all the same to me.” 1 John 2: 4 The one who says, “I know Him,” and does not guard His commands, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.
Here's the last verse in the entire bible, as it was written (translated) in the KJV: Revelation 22: 21 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen. They seem to have removed something during translation, let's see what was removed and who receives this "grace:" Revelation 22: 21 The GRACE of our Master Yahusha Messiah be with the set-apart ones. Conveniently they re-wrote that last verse to make it seem that the Messiah's grace would be "for all," when that's certainly not the case. Grace or favor is for the set-apart ones only. Revelation 22: 11 “He who does wrong, let him do more wrong; he who is filthy, let him be more filthy; he who is righteous, let him be more righteous; he who is set-apart, let him be more set-apart."
Wrong and filthy are bad, and righteous and set-apart are good. Let's examine the following as well: Revelation 22: 19 and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, Elohim shall take away his part from the Book of Life, and out of the set-apart city. We can see in the last chapter of the entire bible and even in the last sentence, the favor (grace) shown to the people from the Messiah is for those who are set-apart. The good people are set-apart, and those who are set-apart are only the ones who inherit the kingdom of YHWH, which is also called “The SetApart City.”. Not set-apart? Then you are NOT getting grace from the Messiah, or eternal life with the Creator!
John 3: 16 John 3: 16; For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. A beautiful verse for sure. The well known John 3: 16, the one that a lot of the Christians like to hold up and tell you "this is all you need to know to be saved." Please tell me where it says that exactly? The " that's all you need to be saved" part, where does it mention that in scripture about John 3: 16? It says this in James; "the devils also believe, and tremble." So are the devils saved as well, since they also believe? Or is there more to it than that?
When Adam and Eve were walking in the garden, do you think they believed in our Creator? I would assume so, since they walked and talked with him. Their "beliefs" were probably never called into question. What happened then? THEY DISOBEYED. Their belief in the Creator was NEVER an issue. It was the fact that they did not obey him, and that's what brought sin into the world. There is more to being considered one of the Creator's people than merely just "believing." What happened with Cain and Abel? 1 John 3: 12 Not as Cain, who was of that wicked one, and slew his brother. And why did he slay him? Because his own works were evil, and his brother's righteous.
Abel was the obedient one and did as YHWH commanded. His sacrifice was accepted. Cain did what he thought instead, which was something different from what YHWH commanded and he was rejected. It doesn't matter what he thought. All that mattered was DOING what YHWH commanded. You can “believe” anything you want. Beliefs won't save the devils, and beliefs won't save you. You need to OBEY the Creator. If you disregard his Torah, you are considered evil and wicked according to the Creator and according to the Messiah. Proverbs 28: 9 He that turns away his ear from hearing the law (Torah), even his prayer shall be abomination. John 9: 31 Now we know that Elohim hears not sinners: but if any man be a worshipper of Elohim, and does his will, him he hears. Hebrews 5: 9 And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him; Acts 5: 31-32 Him has Elohim exalted with his right hand to be a Prince and a Deliverer, for to give repentance to Israel, and forgiveness of sins. And we are his witnesses of these things; and so is also the Set-Apart Spirit, whom Elohim has given to them that obey him. Deuteronomy 6: 25 And it shall be our righteousness, if we observe to do all these commandments before YHWH our Elohim, as he has commanded us. In the end times.... Revelation 20: 12 And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before Elohim; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is
the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works. Revelation 20: 13 And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works. (notice it is WORKS and not just beliefs) John 3: 16 is a beautiful verse and gives us reassurance and hope, but there's more to it than just believing. Are You #1 or #2 in the Plan? Many years ago, a marriage covenant was set up between YHWH and his bride. They had an agreement that since he saved her and freed her from bondage, he would continue to provide for her and to protect her as long as she loved only him, was faithful to him and would keep their marriage covenant. After a while she did seek after another and broke the covenant. He scattered her abroad, out of his house. But he loved her still and told her that he would take her back if she would come back into the covenant. He told her he would send his son back to get her, and that he would recognize her because she would be set-apart from everyone else and doing what he said. He would make it easy and would write it all down. He said that he wouldn't change and that the covenant wouldn't change. That way there would be no confusion. It was written that she would even practice the triumphant reunion by celebrating these feasts that were written down, so she would know what the appointed time is!
BUT he warned her that there would be an enemy who would try to tell her that he doesn't mean what he says, and that the enemy would even lie and say that YHWH had changed the covenant himself. But she should not believe the enemy, for YHWH meant what he said. She would know his son because the son will say what YHWH has said, and that because she knows the father she'll have no problem recognizing the son. He'll know the covenant perfectly, and he's going to pick her up at the appointed time. But sadly the bride listened to the enemy. He mislead her to the point of her not knowing the appointed time to meet, and he actually got her to believe that YHWH didn't mean what he said and that he threw out the wedding covenant!! I know it's unbelievable but she actually tells
people that she knows that he'll still love her, provide for and protect her even though she completely disregarded his wishes, was unfaithful, had others before him! She even keeps the feast days of his enemy but ignores YHWH's! So his son will come back, and one of two things will happen. #1. He will leave her standing on the Earth and she will watch him leave. His horrific words “Depart from me” will ring in her ears. Only then will she realize that she never, ever should have listened to the enemy. Now she will be forever doomed, because he only came back the one time for her and he didn't recognize her. He couldn't, she had no idea that he meant what he said, he had never changed the covenant and despite all the warnings, she chose to believe a lie over the one who could truly save her. His truth was real, and she realized this too late. The ironic thing is, he told her this might happen!! OR #2. She will realize she was being told lies by the enemy, and just in time she will see the error of her ways and go back into covenant. She will re-learn the appointed feast times and know when to expect him. She will realize that she has to turn back to the marriage covenant called "Torah" (the word for “turn back” is "repent”). She will start doing everything he said to do, then she will be marked by him and when his son returns he will be able to identify her easily, and he will take her off to the wedding feast to live forever with him!!!

Shoob, Scott. Exit Babylon (p. 76). Beit Tefillah Publishing. Kindle Edition.
Used by permission

Answering Questions.


I was curious before with the teachers of Torah and as you know I did explore. Could you please explain in more detail the following? 

Your teachings tell of the Christian's responsibility to adhere to the original Torah, the commandments given to God's people. Right? As is stated in 2 Timothy 3:16 - "All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:" Where does the New Testament fall in the Torah Believer's understanding ? Is it considered scripture at all? 

Yes, The New Testament is Scripture.  However, it is commentary on the Torah.  We cannot have a proper understanding of the NT without knowing and understanding Torah.  Yahshua, Messiah came as the Lamb of Elohim to be a covering for our sin.  There is no salvation apart from the atoning work of Messiah.  We are saved by grace through faith in His work on the stake.  The Jewish people failed to be the "priests and representatives" to the rest of the world that Yahweh desired.  Paul took the gospel or good news to the lost tribes of Israel scattered abroad.  (see who is Israel I will repost something about this)   You see, Messiah says He came to seek and save the lost sheep of Israel)  Paul says we as believers are grafted into Israel.  Paul, if read correctly and lining up with the rest of Scripture actually does not say the law is done away with.  Paul talks about 3 or 4 different laws.  Peter tells us in II Pet. to be very careful how we interpret Paul concerning the law as he speaks at a very deep level.  Everything in Scripture lines up with the rest of Scripture.  There are no inconsistencies.  If there is a seeming contradiction it is in how we interpreted it, not in the Scriptures.

The 119 ministry folks did make a lot of convincing arguments but my question is specially centered around why some Torah observers quote out of the New Testament but choose to live from the Old Testament? I do believe that God does not change, and I don't see God changing in the New Testament either. I see fulfillment of Prophecy and continuing of God's ordered plan for the Christian life. I see that the Old Testament clearly teaches the Sabbath Day but I also see the events laid out in the New Testament that clearly indicate an observance of the Lord's Day (commemorating Christ's Resurrection) which was clearly held on the First day of the week.

Ok, New Testament living.  Messiah said if you love me keep my commands.  Whose commands is He endorsing?  Yahweh Elohim's.  which are the Torah.  Torah is actually mistranslated.  It should actually be called "instructions"  The instructions that were given to Moses for the set apart people of Elohim were actually a marriage contract.  The bride failed to keep her part of the contract so Elohim divorced her and sent her out of the land.  For Elohim to again remarry her would be to go against the instructions He had given, so there had to be a death, enter Messiah, a death.  Now the marriage contract never was done away with.  In the contract are the instructions of what Elohim desires His bride to be and do.  Blessings if you follow it and Curses if you do not.  So, we keep Torah not out of because we have to but because it is a demonstration of our love for Messiah.  Do we keep it perfectly, no, so we have I John 1:9.  We do what we can to the best of our ability, not because it saves us but because we desire to demonstrate our love for Messiah.

    The first day of the week.  Worship was conducted not on the first day of the week.  In Matt. where the ladies are coming to the tomb.  Scripture actually says "as it was dawning toward the first day of the week."  In Jewish terms this would be Saturday evening just before the sun set.  The Lord's day comes completely out of sun worship through Constantine and the Roman church.  Everywhere in the NT Paul and others taught at the synagogues on the Sabbath as was their custom.  The Roman church does not hide the fact that it changed the appointed times of Yahweh.  Just look at any encyclopedia.  Daniels tells us there would come one who would change the times and appointed days of Yahweh.  In the early 300's ad the council of Nicea things were changed and hidden so that people would actually be in sun worship.  This would include Christmas and Easter.  Easter is on a sunday every year.  Passover, the appointed time of Messiah's death changes every year.  Do the research and you will see that Christmas and Easter are pagan.
   Here again, Yahweh does not change.  His set apart appointment day remains the 7th day.  It is a day of rest.  6000 years to work and then the Sabbath rest of His kingdom.  To have the day of rest on the first day of the week destroys the type that was established back at creation.  Satan is a deciever.  In the last days even the elect could possibly be decieved, so great is satan's lie.
Consider this, If we are to live as Messiah did, He is our example, and he rested on the 7th day why would we do anything different?  There is no place in the Scriptures that Elohim says to worship on the first day because He changed things.

His resurrection (John 20:1), His first and second appearance to the disciples (John 20:19 & 26), the first sermon preached by Peter (Acts 2:14-15), the outpouring of the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:1), the first baptisms (Acts 2:41), Pauls 7 day visit at Troas, mentions gathering for breaking bread with believers on the first day of the week, not the Sabbath.(Acts 20:6-8), collections for the poor (1 Corinthians 16:2), John the Revelator's Vision on the Lord's Day (Revelation 1:10). 
I will get back to this with another posting.
You need to reference every scripture that talks about the Lord's day.  The Lord's day refers to day of atonement.
Constantine changed things and used the term "Lord's day"  It never in Scripture refers to the Sabbath that Yahweh appointed for His set apart people to keep.

I also see that the disciples were faithful for adhere to the commandments as taught by Jesus who didn't come to abolish the Law but to fulfill it. So I don't believe the Sabbath Day and the Lord's Day are the same. Which wouldn't make Jesus changing the Law at all. The New Testament Christians observed the Lord's Day because of all the events listed above that took place on that day (first day of the week) I see it as the Law was in place and still is up to and including Christ's coming, crucifixion and resurrection. Then, when that was fulfilled, which was prophesied in the Old Testament, a new beginning was established. 
No, a new beginning was not established.  the words for New Testament mean a renewed covenant, the old was not done away with but renewed by the blood of Messiah.  It is a marriage covenant.  I will also post more on this.

Based on the important new events told in the New Testament which the Old Testament believers could not experience until Christ came, why is it not acknowledged by Torah believers that it is acceptable to meet and honor the Lord on a Sunday? Why is it considered a life and death error? 
Because, Yahweh never changed who His set apart people were and the instructions He gave.  To worship Him in this way is an abomination according to Deut as it is worshiping Him in a way He does not want.  He says very specifically do not worship Him using the way the pagans do.  The pagans worship the sun on the first day of the week.  Remember the 10 virgins?  Only 5 were admitted to the marriage supper (the ones who kept the marriage contract)  I will also post on this

I am very interested in hearing your explanation. There are other questions I have too that I have come across as I have taken the call to be a Berean and studied scripture - such as the women's headship veiling, modest dressing, fellowshipping of the saints etc. But I'll leave those to later. 
K

Keep the questions coming.  Also if there is more I need to clear up from my hurried post here.

Whose mark do you already have?

I will start today with John Lawson's video of who is the law for?
Now I would like to share what Yahweh's seal is to determine if you are one of his or what the mark of the Beast is to determine if you do not belong to Yahweh.
From Exit Babylon.  Used by permission.


The Creator is calling his people out of Babylon NOW. People are hearing his voice and are obeying him, they are learning things that have been "sealed up until the time of the end" as was told in Daniel. There is a reason why it is written; Matthew 24: 24 For there shall arise false Messiahs, and false prophets, and shall show great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect. This deception is going on right now. It has been going on for a very long time, it is not something coming in the future. People assume that “the devil will come into the church." That happened a very long time ago. I do believe the end is much closer than what most people think. People assume the "Mark of the Beast" is coming. It is here and it has been here. It is not a tattoo, a bar code, an RFID chip, or a social security number.
Avoiding "The Mark of the Beast" How do you avoid getting the "Mark of the Beast?" It's actually pretty simple as it's the opposite of our Creator's “mark”. The bible is very clear what "the mark" is, how to get the Creator's mark and how to avoid satan's mark. There will be TWO marks. The Creator's mark, or the other mark. Please realize that EVERYONE WILL BE MARKED.
When our Creator freed the children of Israel from their captivity in Egypt, he gave them the Torah, and then led them through the wilderness to the promised land. He told them that IF they wanted to make it into the promised land, then they needed his Torah as a mark upon their hands and their foreheads, and that it must be in their mouths (teaching it). 1 Corinthians 10: 11 Now all these things happened unto them for examples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come. Paul knew by this verse that those at the end of the world would need to be doing THE SAME THING the children of Israel were doing to get into “the promised land” back then. OUR EXAMPLES. We are marked, whether it is by our creator or by satan. Our Creator tells us EXACTLY what his mark is.
Exodus 13: 9 And it shall be for a sign unto you upon your hand, and for a memorial between your eyes, that YHWH'S torah may be in your mouth: Exodus 31: 13 Verily my sabbaths you shall keep: for it is a sign between me and you throughout your generations; that you may know that I am YHWH that does sanctify you. Exodus31: 17 (regarding the Sabbath again) It is a sign between me and the children of Israel for ever: for in six days YHWH made heaven and earth, and on the seventh day he rested, and was refreshed. Deuteronomy 6: 8 And you shall bind them for a sign upon your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. (The Torah commandments) Deuteronomy 11: 18 Therefore shall you lay up these my words in your heart and in your soul, and bind them for a sign upon your hand, that they may be as frontlets between your eyes. Deuteronomy 28: 45,46 Moreover all these curses shall come upon you, and shall pursue you, and overtake you, till you be destroyed; because you hearkened not unto the voice of YHWH thy Elohim, to keep his commandments and his statutes which he commanded you: And they shall be upon you for a sign and for a wonder, and upon your seed for ever.
COMPARE The Mark of the Beast Revelation 13: 16 And he causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads. Now read this again Deuteronomy 11: 18 Therefore shall you lay up these my words in your heart and in your soul, and bind them for a sign upon your hand, that they may be as frontlets between your eyes. “Mark” is also another word for “name”. Compare: Our Creator's name/ mark; Revelation 14: 1 And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with him an hundred forty and four thousand, having his Father's name written in their foreheads. Revelation 22: 4 And they shall see his face; and his name shall be in their foreheads. The beast's name/ mark:  Revelation 20: 4 I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of the Messiah, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; 2 Thessalonians 2: 8-12 And then the lawless one shall be revealed, whom the Master shall consume with the Spirit of His mouth and bring to naught with the manifestation of His coming.
The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power and signs and wonders of falsehood, and with all deceit of unrighteousness in those perishing, because they did not receive the love of the truth, in order for them to be saved. And for this reason Elohim sends them a working of delusion, for them to believe the falsehood, in order that all should be judged who did not believe the truth, but have delighted in the unrighteousness.  The bible is very clear that the anti-Messiah will be "The lawless one." Paul wrote that the spirit of that one was around in his day, and right now the anti-Messiah has got the majority of the people in the world misled. That's why the path is so narrow, that there will be "only a remnant," and "even the elect would be deceived, if it were possible." Many people are thinking that they will be forced to get a tattoo or a chip of some kind which will be a mark, yet they are marked already. Again, there will be two marks. The Creator's mark, or the beast's mark. But everyone WILL be marked. By default, it you get the Creator's mark, you will not get the mark of the beast.
The bible is VERY specific on how to get the Creator's mark. However, when shown, some people absolutely will not see it. It's completely amazing and very sad. In Revelation, John writes that who "worships the beast will receive a mark on their hand or their forehead." However, *IF* people humble themselves and worship their Creator through OBEDIENCE, then they will get his mark. It can't be any more clear than this. It is not an implant, a microchip, a barcode, a tattoo, or something people are forced to get. It is who they worship and who they obey voluntarily. Deuteronomy 28: 45,46 Moreover all these curses shall come upon you, and shall pursue you, and overtake you, till you are destroyed; because you hearkened not unto the voice of the YHWH thy El, to keep his commandments and his statutes which he commanded you: And they shall be upon you for a sign and for a wonder, and upon your seed for ever. FOREVER. What more do people need? It's right there, plain to see!

Shoob, Scott. Exit Babylon (p. 66). Beit Tefillah Publishing. Kindle Edition.

"They allege the Sabbath changed into Sunday, the Lord's Day, contrary to the Decalogue, as it appears, neither is there any example more boasted of than the changing of the Sabbath Day. Great, say they, is the power and authority of the church, since it dispensed with one of the ten commandments"- Augsburg Confession of Faith

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Who is in Babylon?

I am posting today from an excerpt of the book Exiting Babylon.  It is used by permission from the author.  I would recommend that if you desire to follow Yahweh Elohim, the author of the Scriptures that you read this and be a Berean not taking for granted that the doctrines and things you are hearing from the pulpits of the church are true representations of the Word of Elohim.  Please consider
1.  Who is Israel
2.  Who did Yahshua say he came to save?
3.  If "God" does not change then why are you resting on Sunday?
4.  This is a difference of life and death.


The bible has been translated into different languages and versions, but they all say pretty much the same thing. How in the world could we have so many different ways that people worship the Creator if we only have ONE set of scriptures? There is actually an easy answer for that. The Creator didn't create "religion." Man did. The Creator created one way of life for us to follow if we wish to become his people. When man gets to fooling with it, and he mixes that one way of life with other man-made things and traditions, then it splits and goes all over the place. All it takes is for another guy who is somewhat charismatic or outspoken, maybe a little educated or well read in the scriptures, and can influence some people by saying; "Hey, this is how I think we could best serve the Creator," and *poof* - another religion is born and people go off to follow him. Most of the time it involves a pride issue when someone wants others to think they are right; they want to have a following.

We need to ALL be good Bereans and search the scriptures to see if what we do and if what we hear matches the Word. If it doesn't match then there's a choice to make. Do we do what the Word of the Creator says, or do we do what religion teaches us? Because as of right now, there's a WHOLE LOT that doesn't match. And in the end, when we are standing before our maker, do you assume you will be judged based on your obedience to what He said or to what your religion says? You have a bible, correct? If what you do doesn't match what the Creator said - then how will you have any excuse?

The Earth is in turmoil and wickedness abounds, so if we are at the time that is described in scriptures, we should pay attention to what the Creator's people will be doing at the end, wouldn't you agree? Let's take a look at the description of the Creator's people at the end of days as it was shown to John (twice) in his vision and was recorded in the book of Revelation:
Revelation 14: 12 Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the testimonies of the Messiah. His people will keep the commandments and keep the the testimonies of the Messiah. Exactly what are "testimonies?"
The churches of today don't teach these, which is no big surprise. It's not a "story" like you'd tell your "testimony in court." It is a word that has been modernized to mean something else, which is a bad practice when translating scripture and I'll show you why shortly. Paul wrote of examples we would be following, so let's look at what he wrote for another clue. Paul wrote about the first exodus in his letters to the people of Corinth; 1 Corinthians 10: 11 Now all these things happened unto them for examples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come. As these things were written down as examples to those people who will be around at the time of the end, then we'd better pay pretty close attention to just what these "examples" are, wouldn't you think? After all, John says this Revelation 18: 4 And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that you be not partakers of her sins, and that you receive not of her plagues. Notice a couple things about this verse. #1. The Creator isn't calling everyone out of Babylon, just his people. #2. The Creator said to not partake of her sins, so you will not receive her plagues. If you read about the plagues that happened to the Egyptians when pharaoh would not let Moses and the Israel people go, Egypt received a LOT of horrible plagues. But the Creator's people did not receive the plagues. This verse in Revelation from John's vision makes it appear that what happened to Israel in the first exodus will happen to the people called Israel at the end of time. We should straighten something out that some people have a hard time with - the people called Israel are not all in the land called "Israel." When was the first time we heard mention of the name Israel in the bible?
This group of people is what we need to be grafted into, this group is the name of the Creator's people, and why the Messiah said; Matthew 15: 24 I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel. Once people become ISRAEL, then they will have a Messiah to deliver them at the end of time. There have always been two groups of people, Israel and Gentiles. "Gentile" was what everybody else was called who wasn't in covenant with the Creator. The lost sheep are scattered into the gentile nations, and it is from out of these places that the people will come when they hear the Creator's voice and return, just as prophesy says. A "gentile believer" is an oxymoron. Once you come into covenant with the Creator then you become one of his people and you become Israel, and you are no longer a gentile. Just as Ruth was no longer a Moabite that we learn about in the book of Ruth.
Let me state something that should be realized first and foremost about Israel The group of people named Israel is the ONLY group of people to which the Creator gave a covenant, the only group of people that his commandments are for, that the Messiah was sent for, and that the scriptures are written for. NOBODY ELSE. The Creator is calling his people out of Babylon NOW. People are hearing his voice and are obeying him, they are learning things that have been "sealed up until the time of the end" as was told in Daniel. There is a reason why it is written; Matthew 24: 24 For there shall arise false Messiahs, and false prophets, and shall show great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect. This deception is going on right now. It has been going on for a very long time, it is not something coming in the future. People assume that “the devil will come into the church." That happened a very long time ago. I do believe the end is much closer than what most people think. People assume the "Mark of the Beast" is coming. It is here and it has been here. It is not a tattoo, a bar code, an RFID chip, or a social security number.

More to come.

Shoob, Scott (2015-11-24). Exit Babylon (pp. 24-26). Beit Tefillah Publishing. Kindle Edition.

Sunday, May 8, 2016

What Exactly is Torah?

For those of you who enjoyed John Lawson's "what is sin" I am posting his next illustration on what is Torah.

Now, If you are interested in Bible prophecy and would like to think outside the box of conventional teachings on it the teachings from 119 ministries and also from Steve at Torah Family.org 

Prophecy is a topic that many love to dive in to, while others may not always be as interested. While prophecy can cover multiple topics and different angles of those topics, one thing is for sure, there will never be a shortage of opinions to those topics.
This is one of those teachings that we believe even those who are not so drawn to prophecy may find interesting. We discuss the prophecy of Ezekiel regarding the Northern Kingdom of Israel and how Daniel 



may prove to be a second witness.

Sunday, May 1, 2016

What is sin?

Do the Scriptures define what sin is?  We hear about sin and that we should not do it but do the men in the pulpits actually tell us what Yahweh Elohim considers to be sin?  His Word is very clear about this if we take the time to seek, find and obey.  Here is a short video that is very good with giving us a clear scriptural definition.




If you like the work that this gentleman does he has more videos on facebook that would give more definitions.


https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3IBqyF4ckiPxMBwhrsjlQA

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Major Update


OK, so, we realized that we forgot to post about my sisters wedding [until last night that is] yikes!
Sadly as much as we wanted to we were unable to join them for the wedding so they spent the last few days of their honeymoon with us and we enjoyed a nice visit with them although a certain somebody thought that was the perfect time to sleep.  We were able to give them their belated wedding gifts.  We had a blast!
The bride!



















                                         Mr and Mrs Ben ;)!


                                                                              some of my little sisters art!
                                     












   
                                            Ben and Michaelle on their visit!



 Them with their late wedding gifts!














                                        Some pics of the happy couple!


                             













                         
                                                and here is that certain sombody who spent the visit sleeping                                       

watching the wedding with Michaelle!


















another post coming soon with pics and commentary from our move!
        Shalom from our family to yours!  By Charisa age 16

Almost Finished with a remodeling project

I started doing some remodeling for some people in IL.  I am now approaching the finish.  If anyone needs a handy man I will be available next month.
 Putting down carpeting and a floating floor.  Installing electric heaters and vinyl flooring.  Installing new doors with storms and replacing window screen.  Trouble shooting electric with the help of my son-in-law who joined us for a weekend.  Repairing a deck and putting in a window.   Also replaced a water softener and added a filtration system.  Repaired the kitchen cupboards and drawers.  and paneled walls.




 Before and after painting the ceiling.  Enjoying a fire and  the reflection on the marble and wood floors I put in.  Also put in ceramic tile at the front door.




Saturday, April 23, 2016

Long Overdue!

Shalom, Friends,
It seems like forever, since I have found the time to post any updates.  I will attempt to remedy this situation in the coming weeks.  I have a daughter who would like to help me in posting updates and so she will stand in for me to help out.
     We are currently observing the first of the spring feasts of Abba Elohim.  Passover started last night.  Now some of you must be wondering that if the church celebrated Easter last month why are we celebrating Passover this month.  It really is quite simple if you are willing to do your research and then be willing to change over to Elohim's calendar.  Not the Jews calendar but Yahweh's which he gave to His set apart people.  His feast days are a direct line to His prophetic time table.  Messiah Yahshua came the first time as the Lamb of Elohim which takes away the sin of the world.   He did this through the conception at Hanukkah and then being born during Yom Turuah or Tabernacles (not Christmas.  Are you willing to worship the Father in spirit and Truth?).   He died as the Passover Lamb starting the week of Unleavened bread.  He did not die as the Easter bunny and has nothing to do with that pagan idolatrous celebration.  Look up the references to Easter.  Elohim tells His people He wants nothing to do with how the pagans celebrated their gods or mighty ones.
Deu 12:30  guard yourself that you are not ensnared to follow them, after they are destroyed from before you, and that you do not inquire about their mighty ones, saying, ‘How did these nations serve their mighty ones? And let me do so too.’1 Footnote: 1See also 18:9, Lev. 18:3, Jer.10:2, Ezek. 11:12 & 20:32, Eph. 4:17, and 1 Peter 4:3 
Deu 12:31  “Do not do so to יהוה your Elohim, for every abomination which יהוה hates they have done to their mighty ones, for they even burn their sons and daughters in the fire to their mighty ones. 
Deu 12:32  “All the words I am commanding you, guard to do it – do not add to it nor take away from it.1 Footnote: 1See also 4:2, Prov. 30:6, Rev. 22:18-19.
That mixing of religious ceremonies is an abomination to Him.  It has nothing at all to do with our hearts being in the right place and Elohim knowing what is in our hearts.  It all has to do with what is in the heart of Elohim.  It explains how the Groom wants His bride to be.  Yahshua tells us if we want to demonstrate our love for the Father we must walk as He walked.  He walked in perfect obedience to the Father's instructions as given in Torah.  If you say Paul says we are no longer obligated to keep the law then you are calling what Yahweh says is good, and perfect and just, something evil.  Paul is only one witness.  You cannot use more of his letters to prove your point.  Something must be established by 2 or more witnesses.  Besides I stand with what the Messiah says over Paul  (Paul never said the law was done away with if you do your homework and He kept Torah as well.  You can see my earlier posts about why Stephen was stoned and about Galatians).  Messiah says that He did not come to do away with the law in Matt. Besides if you do away with the Law you are taking away from the Scriptures.
 Mat 5:17  “Do not think that I came to destroy the Torah or the Prophets.1 I did not come to destroy but to complete. Footnote: 1The Law and the Prophets is a term used for the pre-Messianic Scriptures. 
Mat 5:18  “For truly, I say to you, till the heaven and the earth pass away, one jot or one tittle shall by no means pass from the Torah till all be done.1 Footnote: 1Lk. 16:17. 
Mat 5:19  “Whoever, then, breaks one of the least of these commands, and teaches men so, shall be called least in the reign of the heavens; but whoever does and teaches them, he shall be called great in the reign of the heavens. 
Ok, Please be diligent and see if Easter or Christmas has to do with pagans.  You can look at sites from Too long in the sun or 119 ministries.

I will say, where we are currently at, things are beautiful. Here are some of the birds we have seen.









Some of the beautiful creation around us.



 I don't remember if I posted pictures of my last two paintings or not but here they are:  Changed into His image:  metamorphosis
 The Lion of the Tribe of Judah.  There is also a lamb in the clouds with a dove and a couple of angels and a serpent.
 My second daughter was married last Sept.  We look forward to heading back to MN in a couple of weeks to be with Ben and Michaelle for a while.
I hope to be done writing my book on being set apart by Tabernacles this year.  I also have a couple of paintings I would like to start and I have started a curriculum with some workbooks but do not know when I will  have any of this ready as I must finsih what I have already started first.
Until next time may you seek the truth and not be deceived.  Search out the Scriptures apart from your
churches' doctrines.  They may lead you astray.  
1Pe 5:8  Be sober, watch, because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. 
1Pe 5:9  Resist him, firm in the belief, knowing that the same hardships are experienced by your brotherhood in the world.

Monday, January 25, 2016

I Peter 1:8-9

A friend has asked me about this passage of Scripture.  I will give context from the Scriptures versions.  Also I like the translation of Kenneth Wuest.  Mr. Wuest was the Greek professor for Moody Bible Institute.
1Pe 1:3  Blessed be the Elohim and Father of our Master יהושע Messiah, who according to His great compassion has caused us to be born again to a living expectation through the resurrection of יהושע Messiah from the dead,
1Pe 1:4  to an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled and unfading, having been kept in the heavens for you,
1Pe 1:5  who are protected by the power of Elohim through belief, for a deliverance ready to be revealed in the last time,
1Pe 1:6  in which you exult, even though for a little while, if need be, you have been grieved by manifold trials,
1Pe 1:7  in order that the proving of your belief – much more precious than gold that perishes, and proven by fire – might be found to result in praise and respect and esteem at the revelation of יהושע Messiah,
1Pe 1:8  whom having not seen, you love; in whom you exult with unspeakable and esteemed joy, yet not seeing, but believing, 
1Pe 1:9  obtaining the goal of your belief: a deliverance of lives. 
1Pe 1:10  Concerning this deliverance the prophets have sought out and searched out, prophesying concerning the favour for you,
1Pe 1:11  searching to know what, or what sort of time, the Spirit which was in them was pointing out concerning Messiah, when it was bearing witness beforehand the sufferings of Messiah, and the esteems that would follow,
1Pe 1:12  to whom it was revealed that they were serving, not themselves, but you, in these matters which now have been announced to you through those who brought the Good News to you by the Set-apart Spirit sent from heaven – into which messengers long to look into.

KJV
1Pe 1:8  Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory:
1Pe 1:9  Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls.

Word of Yahweh translation
1Pe 1:8  Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of praise:
1Pe 1:9  Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls.

Scripture from ancient Eastern text
1Pe 1:8  Whom you have not seen, but whom you yet love, and in whose faith you rejoice with exceeding joy that cannot be described;
1Pe 1:9  And you will receive the reward for your faith, even the salvation of your souls.

Greek interlinear
1Pe 1:8  ονG3739 WHOM   ουκG3756 NOT   ειδοτεςG1492 [G5761] HAVING SEEN   αγαπατεG25 [G5719] YE LOVE :   ειςG1519 ON   ονG3739 WHOM   αρτιG737 NOW   μηG3361 "THOUGH" NOT   ορωντεςG3708 [G5723] LOOKING,   πιστευοντεςG4100 [G5723] δεG1161 BUT BELIEVING,   αγαλλιασθεG21 [G5736] YE EXULT   χαραG5479 WITH JOY   ανεκλαλητωG412 UNSPEAKABLE   καιG2532 AND   δεδοξασμενηG1392 [G5772] GLORIFIED,  
1Pe 1:9  κομιζομενοιG2865 [G5734] RECEIVING   τοG3588 THE   τελοςG5056 END   τηςG3588 πιστεωςG4102 υμωνG5216 OF YOUR FAITH,   σωτηριανG4991 "THE" SALVATION   ψυχωνG5590 OF "YOUR" SOULS;  

Wuest:
In order that the approval of your faith which faith was examined by testing for the purpose of being approved, that approval being much more precious than the approval of gold which perishes even though that gold be approved by fire testing may be discovered after scrutiny to result in praise and glory and honor at the time of the revelation of Yahshua Messiah.
whom having not seen you love because of His preciousness, in whom now not seeing yet believing you are to be rejoicing with an enexpressible and glorified joy upon the occasion of your receiving the promised consummation of your faith which is the (final) salvation of your souls.

I believe what we are seeing here is the fact that salvation is not complete until Messiah has been revealed at the second coming.  Salvation cannot be a once for all thing if it is something that is a process.  We see here and other places in Scripture that our salvation is not dependent upon a one time prayer of repentance.  It is dependent upon how we run the race that has been set before us.  In I John we are told several times that our love for the Father is demonstrated by our keeping His commands.
KJV
  1Jn 2:3  And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments. 
1Jn 2:4  He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. 
1Jn 2:5  But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him. 
It is interesting to note John says it is not a new command but the old.  Nothing was done away with.  Nothing was added.  
1Jn 2:7  Brethren, I write no new commandment unto you, but an old commandment which ye had from the beginning. The old commandment is the word which ye have heard from the beginning. 
John uses very plain language if we have eyes to see and ears to hear

1Jn 5:1  Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God: and every one that loveth him that begat loveth him also that is begotten of him. 
1Jn 5:2  By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments. 
1Jn 5:3  For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous. 
1Jn 5:4  For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith. 
1Jn 5:5  Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God?