“For this reason it depends on trust, so that the promise according to grace might be guaranteed to all the offspring—not only to those of the Torah but also to those of the faith of Abraham. He is the father of us all”Letter to the Romans Chapter 4 Verse 16
What if most of our debates were caused by asking questions that are too small, and finding answers that are the same?
What if the bigger picture answered the lesser debates?
So if the Sabbath and the Biblical Feasts (both in Genesis at Creation Week before Adam was crafted) and the Biblical Diet (given before Noah in Genesis) were ALL given before Abraham, would these then be for ALL Mankind?
Since they were given thousands of years before Abraham, the grandfather of Judah the first Jew, was ever even born. Abraham was also of course born nearly 500 years before Moses stood on Sinai in Exodus.
Even if not everyone agrees on Sinai, we should all be able to agree that what was given to all of mankind THEN should apply to all of mankind NOW.
Even more so if they will apply to ALL of mankind FUTURE when the Messiah returns (Zechariah 14, Isaiah 56 and 58, Isaiah 66) in the future Kingdom described in Revelation.
Much of the arguments we see on Facebook between believers concern the place of Moses and the Levitical Priesthood in regards to Christians and Jews, but not the place of The Creator and Melchizedek Priesthood for all Mankind.
Also a misuse and mistranslation of the term “Torah” into “Law”, when it was really ALL of the Instructions given to ALL of Mankind from Genesis to Revelation. “Every Word” that proceeds from the mouth of God, instead of just the Words given through Moses, as that is actually a separate word in Hebrew.
What if the Bible is entirely consistent after all when we look at Abraham instead of just to Moses or just to Paul?
Abraham had Faith in the Coming Messiah (Yeshua-Jesus) and Fellowshipped with Him at an early Passover Meal. Abraham also had Dreams and Visions led by the Spirit. Abraham was also living by a set of Instructions He had received previous to the Lawgiver Moses and the Prophets and to the Apostle Paul.
It truly is the “Faith of Abraham” that we must have, instead of the “Faith of -insert denominational/religious founder here-“
And Yeshua -Jesus (among other reasons such as paying our penalty ) came to show Humanity HOW to live it out, as The Creator intended.
Then He gave us His Spirit to lead us in the HOW in our individual lives.
The Written form being to keep us from going off the rails with the wrong Spirits.
Genesis will repeat in Revelation, the Kingdom of the 2nd Adam having the same instructions as the Kingdom of the 1st Adam. Selah and Shalom To Your Hearts.
What If The Truth And The Master Plan
Have Always Been Far Bigger Than Your Religion And Your Tradition???
“God of salvation You chased down my heart Through all of my failure and pride
You’re the One who never leaves the one behind“
God of creation There at the start Before the beginning of time
With no point of reference You spoke to the dark And fleshed out the wonder of light
And as You speak A hundred billion galaxies are born In the vapour of Your breath the planets form If the stars were made to worship, so will I I can see Your heart in everything You’ve made Every burning star A signal fire of grace If creation sings Your praises, so will I
God of Your promise You don’t speak in vain No syllable empty or void
For once You have spoken All nature and science Follow the sound of Your voice
And as You speak A hundred billion creatures catch Your breath Evolving in pursuit of what You said If it all reveals Your nature so will I I can see Your heart in everything You say Every painted sky A canvas of Your grace If creation still obeys You, so will I
So will I So will I
If the stars were made to worship, so will I If the mountains bow in reverence, so will I If the oceans roar Your greatness, so will I For if everything exists to lift You high, so will I If the wind goes where You send it, so will I If the rocks cry out in silence, so will I If the sum of all our praises still falls shy Then we’ll sing again a hundred billion times
God of salvation You chased down my heart Through all of my failure and pride
On a hill You created The Light of the world Abandoned in darkness to die
And as You speak A hundred billion failures disappear Where You lost Your life so I could find it here If You left the grave behind You, so will I I can see Your heart in everything You’ve done Every part designed in a work of art called love If You gladly chose surrender, so will I I can see Your heart, a billion different ways Every precious one, a child You died to save And if You gave Your life to love them so will I
Like You would again a hundred billion times But what measure could amount to Your desire? You’re the One who never leaves the one behind
1 Timothy 4:3 (The Apostle Paul versus the Ascetic Gnostics to include Buddha and Augustine) Who forbid marriage and require abstinence from foods (Broma/Brosis, Greek for Levitically food clean) that Yahweh Created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and know the truth.
In 1 Timothy, Paul is once again, attacking the Ascetic Gnostics (like the Essenes) . This was however a different group of Gnostics than Marcion and his Libertines (who teach lawlessness as to them, the way to salvation was realizing that the body and soul are separated and nothing done in the body benefits the soul).
These are Ascetic Gnostics, who taught asceticism (a form of legalism that said the punishment of self or denial of self could enlighten one to the point of being divine). They wished to avoid being “trapped” in their bodies by physical attachments such as the pleasures of food, and sex and marriage,so they forbid any foods that tasted good and often put mud or ashes into their food to make it taste worse. They also forbid private property (it all was donated to the Commune/Monstary/Church), and having wives. Many who had wives simply quit living with them or having relations with them (which Paul also warned about).
Paul is not referring to the Levitical diet because he said that he believes ALL THINGS written in the Torah and the Prophets, and in Leviticus 11 pigs were not created to be eaten, but had other purposes (Leviticus 11). Paul quotes Leviticus 11 to Gentile converts in Acts 15 when he forbids the drinking of blood and eating of meat they knew hadn’t been strangled, and when one quoted a verse from the Bible it was a reference to the whole Chapter. Like Paul quoting Psalm 24 and Psalm 50 “The earth is the Lord’s and everything in it”, the rest of those 2 particular Psalms talks about eating at the Feasts of Idols such as Baal (Saturn=Saturnalia on December 25th/Winter Solstice) and Ashtoreth (Easter=Spring Equinox).
The other interesting part of this verse is that G-d Created FOOD. Food is a part of matter, and the Gnostics believe that a lesser “god” created matter, and the “Spirit” realm was created by Jesus, who was a different and superior deiity to the one of the Torah that created the world in Genesis. Add a caption 1 Timothy 4:3 (The Apostle Paul versus the Ascetic Gnostics to include Buddha and Augustine) Who forbid marriage and require abstinence from foods (Broma/Brosis, Greek for Levitically food clean) that Yahweh Created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and know the truth. In 1 Timothy, Paul is once again, attacking the Ascetic Gnostics (like the Essenes) . This was however a different group of Gnostics than Marcion and his Libertines (who teach lawlessness as to them, the way to salvation was realizing that the body and soul are separated and nothing done in the body benefits the soul). These are Ascetic Gnostics, who taught asceticism (a form of legalism that said the punishment of self or denial of self could enlighten one to the point of being divine). They wished to avoid being “trapped” in their bodies by physical attachments such as the pleasures of food, and sex and marriage,so they forbid any foods that tasted good and often put mud or ashes into their food to make it taste worse. They also forbid private property (it all was donated to the Commune/Monstary/Church), and having wives. Many who had wives simply quit living with them or having relations with them (which Paul also warned about). Paul is not referring to the Levitical diet because he said that he believes ALL THINGS written in the Torah and the Prophets, and in Leviticus 11 pigs were not created to be eaten, but had other purposes (Leviticus 11). Paul quotes Leviticus 11 to Gentile converts in Acts 15 when he forbids the drinking of blood and eating of meat they knew hadn’t been strangled, and when one quoted a verse from the Bible it was a reference to the whole Chapter. Like Paul quoting Psalm 24 and Psalm 50 “The earth is the Lord’s and everything in it”, the rest of those 2 particular Psalms talks about eating at the Feasts of Idols such as Baal (Saturn=Saturnalia on December 25th/Winter Solstice) and Ashtoreth (Easter=Spring Equinox). The other interesting part of this verse is that G-d Created FOOD. Food is a part of matter, and the Gnostics believe that a lesser “god” created matter, and the “Spirit” realm was created by Jesus, who was a different and superior deiity to the one of the Torah that created the world in Genesis. Added yesterday · Comment · LikeUnlike Write a comment… From your album: Understanding Paul ShareTag This PhotoEdit This PhotoDelete This PhotoMake Profile Picture
In the Book of Acts and the Writings of Rabbi Sha’ul (the Apostle Paul), we seem to find a conflicting view on circumcision between Sha’ul (Paul) and Jakov. Jakov is known as “James’ in the Protestant world because the translators who put his book into the “King’s English’ wished to kiss the royal heinie of his royal highness, so they changed the name of brother of Yeshua to “James”, like the King James Bible.
We also have Yahshua (Jesus) addressing the Pharisees on the matter of who is a “True Jew” or “Inward Jew” and who is simply one outwardly. Yahshua warned against thinking you are saved just by being Jewish (G-d can raise up these stones to be children for Abraham), and many got circumcised in the hopes that it would get them saved.
Paul believed that being a G-d Fearer (Torah observant but uncircumcised Gentile, was enough). Circumcision on the 8th Day was commanded, but grown men didn’t not have to be circumcised to be saved). He wished to see them be G-d Fearers and not Proselytes.
Many at the time were getting circumcised IN ORDER TO BE SAVED instead having FAITH IN YAHSHUA. Paul said that if one is getting circumcised in order to be saved, then he needs to keep the whole Law or risk going to hell. But his having Timothy circumcised shows that he wasn’t against circumcision when it wasn’t being done to earn salvation. Galatians 5:3 I testify again to every man who accepts circumcision (for salvation) that he is obligated to keep the whole law.
JAMES: On circumcision, the Apostle James seemed to be afraid of losing circumcision all together. He knew full well the medical benefits of circumcision for infants on the 8th day, as well as its use for witnessing to Jews, as its function as a cultural glue. It is unclear if he, like the Judaizers of the Circumcision Group, believed that one must be circumcised as a grown gentile male and follow the traditions of the Pharisees (such as ritual handwashing, 32 traditions about the Sabbath, etc) in order to be saved. Making them Proselytes instead of G-d Fearers.
Some of these men because students of Paul Colossians 4:11 and Jesus who is called Justus. These are the only men of the circumcision among my fellow workers for the kingdom of God, and they have been a comfort to me.
The Vision that Peter had seems to have changed his mind in regards to circumcision FOR SALVATION, which is the entire issue..
PETER ON CIRCUMCISION: Peter was once part of the Circumcision Party, but the vision G-d gave him changed his mind.
Acts 11:1Now the apostles and the brothers who were throughout Judea heard that the Gentiles also had received the word of God. 2So when Peter went up to Jerusalem, the circumcision party criticized him, saying, 3 “You went to uncircumcised men and ate with them.” 4But Peter began and explained it to them in order:
Peter ate a meal with G-d Fearers, but the Circumcision Party considered them not saved at all, and believed they couldn’t be saved by Yeshua until G-d gave PETER his vision. The Circumcision Group ovbviously thought not just that circumcision was medically good, or that it was a good thing if Gentiles wanted to do it voluntarily, they in fact, made it a requirement to enter the Church UNTIL Peter’s Vision. The Circumcision Group had picked up the CUSTOM in Egypt, of Jews not eating with Gentiles. Originally, it was the Gentile Egyptians who refused to eat with the “lesser” circumcised Hebrews. Then it was the Greeks who worshipped the body. Then finally, the Jews turned the tables by looking down on Un-Circumcised Gentiles and called them “Dogs”, even refusing to eat with them.
Galatians 2:12 For before certain men came from James, he was eating with the Gentiles; but when they came he drew back and separated himself, fearing the circumcision party.
So AFTER Peter’s Vision, the conflict between James and Paul over circumcision would be non-existent. Now the conflict with others who remained and called themselves “The Circumcision” still had issues. not with Paul, Peter, and James.
Acts 11:13And he told us how he had seen the angel stand in his house and say, ‘Send to Joppa and bring Simon who is called Peter; 14 he will declare to you A MESSAGE BY WHICH YOU WILL BE SAVED (not a medical procedure), you and all your household.’ 15As I began to speak, the Holy Spirit fell on them just as on us at the beginning. 16And I remembered the word of the Lord, how he said, ‘John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.’ 17If then God gave the same gift to them as he gave to us when we believed in the Lord Jesus Christ,who was I that I could stand in God’s way?” 18When they heard these things they fell silent. And they glorified God, saying, “Then to the Gentiles also God has granted REPENTANCE THAT LEADS TO LIFE (not a medical procedure).”
Many today try to become Proselytes to Judaism by having a bit of foreskin removed by a Rabbi, even after having been circumcised as infants for medical reasons. This “bit of flesh” doesn’t have much medical benefit. But infant circumcision on the 8th day does, in fact, the 8th day is when the risk for infection is the least.
1 Corinthians 7:18 Was anyone at the time of his call already circumcised? Let him not seek to remove the marks of circumcision (denounce Jewish heritage as the Catholic Church forced many Jews to do). Was anyone at the time of his call uncircumcised? Let him not seek circumcision (to become a Proselyte to Judaism).
Paul (Rabbi Sha’ul, a man who was circumcised and probably circumcised many others) seems to have been concerned with new Gentiles trying to be saved by getting circumcised. He shows by him having his disciple Timothy circumcised that he was not totally against the practice in itself. Timothy was possibly circumcised as an adult because his father was a gentile but his mother was a Jew.
According to the Torah, Timothy was a Gentile, but according to the Rabbis he was a Jew, as the Rabbis as an act of mercy said that Jewishness was determined by the mother’s lineage due to the large number of Jewish women who had been raped and then given birth. This would give the children some level of support from the Jewish community. Timothy’s father was a gentile but was raised by his mother and grandmother who taught him the Torah, thus making Timothy a G-d Fearer (Torah observant Gentile). This situation shows that his mother was possibly raped by a Roman (possibly the source of the Jewish myth that Yehsua’s mother, Mary, was raped by a Roman Soldier named Pantera while she was engaged to Joseph).
If Timothy was a Jewish proselyte, then he would have underwent the Proselyte ceremony, practiced the traditions of the Pharisees, had been circumcised, and would have been allowed into the Inner Court without any problems, implying that it was commonly known that he was not circumcised.
Uncircumcised Gentiles who did not keep the 4 Laws from the Torah found in Acts 15 were not allowed near the temple at all, they were “outside with the weeping and gnashing of teeth”. Those gentiles were had not been circumcised as children, and did not wish to be circumcised as adults or to keep the traditions of the Pharisees, but did keep those 4 laws were allowed into the OUTER COURT where the money changers were. G-d Fearers (Torah Observant Gentiles who missed being circumcised on the 8th day because they grew up Jewish) were also only allowed in the Outer Court. To enter the INNER COURT you had to be circumcised as an infant (Born of Jewish blood), or to get circumcised as an adult and keep the traditions of the Pharisees, making you a proseltye to Judaism.Anyone who brought an uncircumcised man into the INNER COURT was put to death along with the uncircumcised man.
So in short, Timothy was considered a G-d Fearer or a gentile that kept the 4 Laws in Acts 15 as Timothy went into the Outer Court with no problem, by the larger Jewish community (hence them trying to have Paul killed for bringing Timothy into the INNER court, showing that Paul himself was circumcised as he brought him in there). The Outer Court is given to the Gentiles in the book of Revelations, which is why a Mosque is on top of it today, but Solomon’s Temple is where the Inner Court was.
This also showed that Paul didn’t try to have himself uncircumcised (an attempt at making oneself visually looked like a gentile, very popular during the time of the Greek Olympics when athletes competed naked, and those who were circumcised were considered to have “mutilated” their bodies, and therefore could not compete. This anit-circumcision attitude is still very popular today, using the same terminology.
1 Corinthians 7:18 Was anyone at the time of his call already circumcised? Let him not seek to remove the marks of circumcision. Was anyone at the time of his call uncircumcised? Let him not seek circumcision.
On the flip side, we find the Paul the Rabbi worried about the completely Greek gentile Titus. Titus may have come under the sway of the Judaizers and the Pharisees who insisted that he could not be saved if he was not physically circumcised as an ADULT male. Paul assured him that if he was getting circumcised in order to be saved then the Passover Sacrifice of Yahshua would do him no good.
Paul’s view on circumcision seems to be that he believesthat infant circumcision on the 8th day was required (as the Torah commands), as opposed to adult male circumcision as a requirement (as the Pharisees commanded). He believed, in light of the case of Timothy, that adult circumcision was allowed if one chose it. In the light of Titus however, it should not be done for salvation or out of fear of losing one’s salvation.
So A. Paul warned against ADULT MALE GENTILE circumcision for Salvation. B. Paul believed in the medical benefits of circumcision of infant circumcision. C. Paul was circumcised D. Paul had Timothy circumcised. E. Paul believed in Torah commanded circumcision on the 8th day. F. Paul distinguished between the ceremony of circumcision of adults to be full legal “Jews” in the eyes of the Pharisees, and the infant circumcision on the 8th day required in the Torah. As he says in regards to Salvation: “Circumcision is nothing and uncircumcision is nothing, KEEPING THE COMMANDS OF G-D (Torah) is what counts.” G. Paul wished the Gentiles to be made G-d Fearers, while James wanted them to become Proselytes most likely.
Adult Circumcision is different from keeping Torah: Romans 2:26 So, if a man who is uncircumcised keeps the precepts of the law, will not his uncircumcision be regarded as circumcision?
Torah is different from the “Written Code” of the Pharisees, a document called “Works of the Law” which concerns ritual purity. Physical Circumcision of ADULTS is required in the “Written Code” but Not the Torah. Romans 2:27 Then he who is physically uncircumcised but KEEPS THE TORAH will condemn you who have the written code (Talmud) and circumcision but break the Torah.
What did Yeshua say on the matter, that Paul quotes! Romans 2:28 For no one is a Jew who is merely one outwardly, nor is circumcision outward and physical.
Romans 2:29 But a Jew is one inwardly, and circumcision is a matter of the heart, by the Spirit, not by the letter (not just a matter of outward observance, but out of heart obedience to Torah). His praise is not from man but from God.
Yahshua warned against thinking you are saved just by being Jewish (G-d can raise up these stones to be children for Abraham).
Two men, both practicing circumcision, but with two different concerns. One was concerned about the practice being lost altogether with the Gentiles coming in (therefore seeing the Gentiles lose the physical benefits of the Torah) and the Church losing its Jewishness. In trying to reach the Gentiles, the Church would lose its Jewishness.
The other worried that the Gentiles would be try to be saved not by believing in Yahshua, but by becoming Jewish proselytes and keeping the traditions of the Pharisees (Legalism). He worried that the Church would rely on its Jewishness to be saved.
TITUS 10For there are many who are insubordinate, empty talkers and deceivers, especially those of the circumcision party. 11They must be silenced, since they are upsetting whole families by teaching for shameful gain what they ought not to teach. 12 One of the Cretans,a prophet of their own, said, “Cretans are always liars, evil beasts, lazy gluttons. 13This testimony is true. Therefore rebuke them( sharply, that they may be sound in the faith, 14 not devoting themselves to Jewish myths and the commands of people who turn away from the truth. 15 To the pure, all things are pure, but to the defiled and unbelieving, nothing is pure; but both their minds and their consciences are defiled. 16They profess to know God, but they deny him by their works. They are detestable, disobedient, unfit for any good work.
Here Paul warns about Judaizing who are preaching circumcision FOR FINANCIAL GAIN. This was big business back in that day. Making G-d Fearers and Pagans into Proselytes was also big business, as someone had to pay temple taxes to the Pharisees and Sadducees once they turned 21 if they were a circumcicsed natural Jew or a Proselyte. Their missionary efforts are talked about Yehsua who says that they travel land and sea to make disiples who are just as much sons of Satan as they are.
Jewish myths included many notions, including that one must be circumcised to be saved, and that Mary was raped by a Roman soldier named Pantera, and that Yeshua taught Lawlessness (instead of just Talmud-lessness).
“To the pure, all things are pure”, referring to the Gentile converts. “15 but to the defiled and unbelieving, nothing is pure; but both their minds and their consciences are defiled.” Referring to those who followed the book “Works of the Law” which led them to be obsessed with “Ritual Purity” by not eating with gentiles, or failing to perform the correct handwashing ritual. He is saying that their concern for ritual purity does not good, if you have a corrupt heart. Yeshua taught the same message in regard to the Pharisees cleaning only the outside of the dish.
The items used in the parables of Yeshua/Jesus make a consistent point. The Kingdom of Heaven suffers violence (endures struggle and trials) and violent men take it by force (men who are acquainted with struggle and who have endured trial bring it to earth by pushing through struggle and trial).
The Scriptures tell us that before every harvest is complete there is a separation, as we see in the agricultural practices that produces Olive Oil for anointing, wine for marriage covenants, and bread from wheat and barley. These were produced by very violent means, sweating, muscle aching, often dangerous, dirty, unpleasant means.
The harvest wasn’t gathered into a checking account, it would be gathered into heaven. Those who planted earthly seeds (money) would gather an earthly harvest (more money), thus missing the reward in heaven. Every seed reproduces after its kind, if you plant money, don’t expect much more than money, and money doesn’t last. The seeds we are instructed to plant produce eternal harvests in the next life. We are instructed to plant spiritual seeds, and in the process of growth, these seeds will be pressed, be tossed by the winnowing fork, and go through the tribulon, before they are ready to go to heavenly storehouses, and rule 10, 50, or 100 cities in the Kingdom of G-d. These seeds are planted by living, preaching, teaching, and inspiring in others the Truth, in order that the truth may be reproduced and replanted. They are planted by encouraging, exhorting, healing, praying, loving. They are not planted by making a check out to pay for fuel for the private jet of “Prophets for Profit”.
Those who ruled cities justly were first tested in battle, and didn’t earn their crown by buying it online from the Spiritual Home Shopping Network.
So, How does one make Olive Oil, used to anoint with?
They find a tree and shake the entire tree violently. This violent shaking of the tree lets air get down to the roots of the tree, so it will produce more harvests throughout the years. Without the shaking, the roots stay buried under the dirt (the earth and wordly priorities) and never get exposed to the wind (Spirit).
The shaking of the tree also knocks the olives off of the tree so that they can later be made into oil. They have to be taken from their environment they are use to, and then placed into the Olive Press. The Olive Press was a stone circle with a handle that one would take and walk circles around the olive press with, applying more pressure to the olives with each turn around the olive press. The more turns around the press, the more pure or “Virgin” the oil became.
Yeshua warned however, that those who do the crushing of his harvest might find that same stone around their neck one day, while they are being thrown into the abyss/sea. For the olives however, the more times the olives went through the olives press, the purer the olive oil. The purer the bride, the more crowns, the more wedding gifts (gifts of the Spirit). The more tested the warrior, the more cities he was given to rule. The more compassion the servant learned through trials, the more other servants he is given leadership over. The wiser a servants invests his “talents” for a return, the more “talents” he receives when the Master returns.
What was left was the pits and other parts of the olives. The pits left at the bottom of the press weren’t used for anointing, but had other purposes. These pits burned with a very intense heat and could be used to burn up nearly anything. The sour, seemingly useless, parts of this process were used to burn away the chaff from the barley later on.
As we can see, the olives were only good for anointing AFTER the tree they were depending on had been shaken to the roots and the Olives had been put through tremendous pressure. The pits were then available to burn up whatever had to be destroyed, without leaving any of it behind.
During the Spring Holy Days:
An essential part of preparing barley was separating the barley from the chaff. The New Year began every year with the sighting of the barley planted in good soil now sprouting. It is called “Aviv” or “Green ears of Grain”. Aviv was the first month of the year. The 14th Day of Aviv began the first Holy Day of the Year, the Passover. followed by Unleavened Bread, and then Firstfruits in which the 1st of the Barley was given to G-d. This is also the Holy Day that Yeshua rose on. 7 Sabbaths plus 1 day later was Shavuot, the day the Torah and Spirit were given on. It is also called Pentecost in Greek. This was during the time of the rest of the Barley Harvest.
Barley was separated from Chaff by the pushing of the wind. The Barley and chaff would be in a pile together and a winnowing fork was used to toss the grain into the air. The chaff would be blown away by the changing winds and eventually swept up and burned. The barley had more weight and would be harvested.
During the Fall Holy Days:
An essential part of preparing the wheat was to separate the wheat from the tares, and the wheat from the hulls using a Tribulon. Tares were a plant that looked alot like wheat but is actually poisonous if used to make bread by mistake. The difference between the wheat and tares can’t be seen until the harvest time, when the wheat has bowed its head but the tares still stand with head high and arrogant. This is how the harvesters tell the difference. After the wheat was separated from the tares, the wheat went through a farming device called a “TRIBULON” from which we get the word “Tribulation.” It ground the wheat down AFTER it had been separated from the tares. This final process of going through the tribulon left the wheat able to make life giving bread by way of crushing the kernels to separate the hard hull from the wheat kernel.
How does one make wine to seal covenants such as marriage with?
The first part is picking the grapes. The next step is to place all of the grapes into a vat to be crushed. This crushing would separate the skins/flesh and the seeds from the grapes, and the “Blood of the Vine” would be used to seal covenants such as the marriage covenant. During the first coming the blood was the blood of Messiah. In the Book of Revelations, His Kingship begins with He crushes the wicked so that His robe becomes red.
As we can see from these ancient farming practices used in the parables of Yeshua/Jesus, and the Book of Revelations. The “Prosperity” Gospel doesn’t fit into the story, but trial and struggle, going through the shaking of the olive trees to produce the possibility of an anointing along with the crushing of the olive press, being tossed by the winnowing fork to see what will be blown away by strong winds and what will remain, and bowing ones head and knees to be harvested apart from the tares and then going through the Tribulon to be worthy of the bread of life, all are essential parts of the parables and Gospel of Yeshua/Jesus.
In the writings of Rabbi Sha’ul/Paul, we find the instruction to fight with the shield of Faith. The shield that he was probably referring to was a first century Roman Shield which had some highly advanced technological features for the time.
One of these technological features was the preparation of the shield, which was made of metal and wood and coated in leather. Before every battle the shield was soaked in water by the soldier who would be using it. The purpose of soaking the shield was keep it from be burnt up by the fiery darts (actually bolts) that were launched by enemy war machines. The soaking of the leather kept it from falling victim to the darts/bolts that were covered in combustable pitch which would not only start and spread a fire, but actually combust in a small explosion upon impact.
So, how does one soak the shield of faith?
According to King David. One method was to meditate upon the Law of G-d. David’s faith was increased by examining the reasons that G-d gave each of His commands (Psalm 119-the longest chapter in the Bible). For example, rotating one’s crops and letting the land lie fallow for every seven years prevents Dust Bowls like we had during the Great Depression. Avoiding pork greatly reduces the chances of heart attack, stroke, trichinosis parasites, and many other ailments.
Another way of doing this is the way of Solomon, looking at Creation. Evidence of the G-d’s brilliance is all around us when we look at nature the way that Solomon the scientist did. This is part of why the former atheists C.S. Lewis (“Chronicles of Narnia”), J.R. Tolkien (“Lord of the Rings”), and Josh McDowell (author of “More than a Carpenter”) all became believers. Sir Isaac Newton wrote hundreds of thousands of pages of commentary on the Book of Revelations and other books of the Bible.
The method Peter used was just to step out on the Water when He heard the voice of the Master instruct Him to do so. Peter did what G-d instructed BEFORE He understood HOW and WHY, which is true Faith. While David examining the reasons for the Law increased His faith, and Solomon’s Faith was increased by seeing the brilliance of G-d in Creation, Peter DISPLAYED Faith by doing as He was instructed before He understood why.
Ofcourse, for us to soak our shields we have to have time away from the battle to do so. Many fight the battle all day, every day, and never take time to heal and soak thier shields. Dr. Ron Mehl, the Pastor and author who wrote “The Tender Commandments” shares his experience of what happens when even a pastor fails to take time to soak his shield. He literally died of stress after years of off and on struggle with sickness. If we wait until the battle to start soaking the shield then we will be in trouble. This is part of why G-d gave us the weekly Sabbath, 24 hours from sunset Friday to sunset Saturday with no buying, selling, working, or making other people work. We need 24 hours each week to soak the shield of faith in the water of the Word. We also need the 7 annual Holy Days to train us for battle, together, without distraction. This is part of why we cannot pick our own days to train, the Commander wanted us all together to train to fight as a unit and not as individuals alone.
When the “Church” took it upon themselves to change the Sabbath to a day that pleased man instead of G-d, it eventually tried to please man more by reducing 24 hours of spending time with G-d in active worship, study, or contemplation and good works, to simply 2 hours of keeping a pew warm then going to make someone else work at a restaurant so they can’t rest and looking down on them for not going to Church, afterwards going home to chores, homework, or back to the office.
There is also a spiritual application to the Sabbath in that we need to learn to rest and let G-d fight the battles for us after we have done what we can do. We must fight, but not place our faith in our own ability to win it.
Another feature of the Roman shield was the interlocking grooves. Roman soldiers, like the Greeks, fought in small units called Cohorts that would form a formation called the Phalanx. This was made by many soldiers who had soaked their shields lining up together with interlocking shields so that there was no room for the enemy to come between them, finding their vulnerable backs and sides. The soldiers on the front line had their shields facing forward for direct attacks, on the body, while soldiers in the middle would have shields held high above their heads to protect them and their fellow soldiers from indirect attacks from arrows that are harder to see coming-especially when one is blinded by the burning Mediterranean sun. While these soldier protected the heads of their comrades from indirect attacks, they were dependent on the soldiers on the frontline for protecting them from direct attacks.
The Roman soldiers who didn’t soak their own shields would be putting their fellow soldiers in danger, and would find themselves in deep trouble with their Commander. Soliders who were found sleeping while guarding Rome were put to death, as well as those who let prisoners escape, because they let the enemy loose to attack their comrades again.
The Phalanx required two types of protection. Those on the front lines, taking on the enemies direct attack (like physical confrontation, government, persecution, other religions). The other type of protection was from indirect attacks, those on the heads and necks of the bodies (family), the husbands and the wives. The indirect attacks come from books, movies, music, media, universities, its a psychological war. Without both types of protection, the phalanx was easily just as vulnerable as any other army.
The soldiers were also protected by the interlocking of the shields. The soldiers however were not clumsily placed together depending on each other. Experienced soldiers were given more responsibility than those who were new to the battle. They had to first be tested before being leaned on, prove that interlocking shields with them would not lead to an unequally yoked phalanx, with one side fleeing the battle, and the other staying put, thus opening the Phalanx to attack.
The final protective feature of the Phalanx was that the shields were easily distinguishable. Like the brightly colored uniforms of the British and French, the bright colors showed the enemy that the Roman Soldiers were not afraid and didn’t need to hide. The shields also set them apart from other armies and showed clearly which side they were on, making it nearly impossible for soldiers to switch sides in the midst of battle (this is called being “Kaddosh” in Hebrew, set apart from all others for ONE purpose, peculiar, strange, the opposite of blended or interchangeable). In later battles like the American Revolution, in face to face battles the bright colors helped one to identify enemies and allies in the smoke, fire, blood, and chaos of battle. Without easily identifiable marks (the marks of G-d in His Law), then one would be attacked by both sides since nobody knew who if you were friend or foe.
Together they became a force that most armies in the world could not prevail against. The only four armies that ever gave them fear where the ancient peoples that were descended form the Israelite Lost Tribes. Phoenicians (Tyre, Sidon, Carthage, Iberia), the world’s best navy that had formerly allied with Solomon by their King Haman, and were often inhabited with Israelites after their Queen Jezebaal-Isabaal married Ahab, and the Parthian Empire (led by the Phares and Arsacid clans of King David’s lineage, and where the Magi came from to crown Yeshua Emperor of Parthia), the Yue Chi (White Huns) former Israelites in the Caucusus mountains, and the Goths (Gothieu-people of G-d), the Israelites that came over the Caucuses.
Thus showing that anyone, even someone who is not a believer, can apply the principles of the Bible and G-d’s Law and have a much better life, but they will still be out of Covenant and missing the Spiritual blessings.
check out “The Ten Lost Tribes of Israel…Found” by Stephen M. Collins.
Abortion-Forgiveness, Restoration, and ConsequencesIsaiah 1:15 When you spread out your hands, I will hide my eyes from you; even though you make many prayers, I will not listen; your hands are full of (innocent) blood.A hot topic today, unfortunately, is abortion. A large part of this debate is the question, “Can abortion be forgiven?” and “What does that mean and imply?”The first part of this is understanding that abortion is not just the sin of murder (shedding innocent blood) but is often (not always) a part of idolatry. It is often (not always) a sin that involves someone other than a woman, and a Pharmakon/Sorceror (abortion “doctor”). In the Book of Revelations, the use of “Medical” Science for purposes opposed to G-d’s Will is called “Pharmakea” in the Greek, where we get “Pharmacy” from, and is translated as “Sorcery”. My wife Jessica covered this extensively in her note “Birth Control Vs. G-d Control” in which she reveals that the “Morning After Pill” is another form of abortion http://www.facebook.com/note.php?saved&&suggest¬e_id=393245307550#!/note.php?note_id=201767246206Men often play a part in cases such as when the man pressures the woman into having an abortion, or abandons the woman leaving her in a desperate situation, or when the child is evidence of the crime of statutory rape or incest.There are exceptions to who is to blame. Many women have been forced to have abortions, especially in countries like China. Many men have desired the child but the woman carrying the child had an abortion against his will.Abortion has not only spiritual consequences of sin, but also medical and emotional consequences, plus the removal of blessing on a person’s life. Not all of these things are “cured” by simply asking to be forgiven of the abortion. Sin has consequences that happen naturally, without G-d directly intervening which is part of why G-d forbid these things in His Law, because He loves us and wants us to prosper (Deuteronomy 30).The natural consequences of sin are called “Iniquity” while breaking G-d’s Law is called “Sin”-1st John 3:4. This is why the Priest would ask for not only forgiveness of the sins of the people, but also for healing of their iniquity, and the Restoration of G-d’s Protection over them in the area in which they chose to leave His protection.CAN ABORTION BE FORGIVEN?We find the answer to this question, forgiveness of the shedding of innocent blood, in the ceremony surrounding the Day of Atonement.After G-d chose which goat would be the scapegoat to cover the sins of the people, the High Priest would put on a pure white linen garment that he only wore once a year. Then he would take this innocent and spotless lamb that was very young and very cute, and would take out a very sharp knife, lay it on its side with its legs bound on the altar and the young goat bleating loudly, and slit its throat making the temple completely silent. Ofcourse this would change the pure white linen garment that the priest wore when he entered the temple court, and turn it completely red with the innocent blood of the scapegoat that is sacrificed for sins (to include adultery, prostitution, Baal and Ishtar worship involving the sacrifice of infants to prosperity and “free love”).Hebrews 9:6These preparations having thus been made,the priests go regularly into the first section, performing their ritual duties, 7but into the second only the high priest goes, and he but once a year, and not without taking blood, which he offers for himself and for the unintentional sins of the people.The High Priest would then take off this blood soaked robe, which was considered unclean and would therefore keep the High Priest from going before G-d, and place it outside the temple for all of the people to see the blood they had shed by their sins.Matthew 22:11″But when the king came in to look at the guests, he saw there a man who had no wedding garment. 12And he said to him, ‘Friend, how did you get in here without a wedding garment?’ And he was speechless. 13Then the king said to the attendants, ‘Bind him hand and foot and cast him into the outer darkness. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’ 14For many are called, but few are chosen.”Isaiah 52:11 Depart, depart, go out from there, Touch nothing unclean;Go out of the midst of her, purify yourselves,You who CARRY THE VESSELS of the LORD.2 Corinthians 6:17 ” Therefore, COME OUT FROM THEIR MIDST AND BE SEPARATE,” says the Lord.”AND DO NOT TOUCH WHAT IS UNCLEAN;And I will welcome you.'(Concerning Babylonian Pagan Practices, Temples, and Religion).This was not the end of the ceremony however.Deuteronomy 4:29- “But if from there you seek the LORD your God, you will find him if you look for him with all your heart and with all your soul.”Revelation 7:14 I said to him, “Sir, you know.” And he said to me, “These are the ones coming out of the great tribulation. They have washed their robes and MADE them white in the blood of the Lamb.No matter how innocent the kid (young goat) was, or how much blood there was, the priest was allowed to change out of the blood soaked robes. The other priests would all wash the high priest with water (not just his hands and feet as Peter wished to be washed). This was closer to a Mikveh (a Baptism), that is, a complete Immersion in Living Water.The Priest would then be given a clean white robe to wear, without spot or blemish or stain of blood. It was this robe that he would wear when he entered the Holy of Holies to minister before G-d, and G-d would see his white robe instead of his bloodstained unclean one-the stains of innocent blood.Hebrews 9:11 But when Christ appeared as a high priest of the good things that have come,then through the greater and more perfect tent not made with hands, that is, not of this creation) 12he entered once for all into the holy places, not by means of the blood of goats and calves but by means of his own blood, thus securing an eternal redemption. 13For if the blood of goats and bulls, and the sprinkling of defiled persons with the ashes of a heifer, sanctify for the purification of the flesh, 14how much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without blemish to God, purify our conscience from dead works to serve the living God.ASKING FORGIVENESS FOR??Before the Priest could change into clean white robes, He had to ask forgiveness for ALL the sins and iniquities, of the people, and ask for their Restoration:The sin of abortion is not just the shedding of innocent blood, it is robbing a man of his child, a grandparent of a grandchild, and G-d of someone He could have used greatly in the world. It is often idolatry in sacrificing a child to Baal (prosperity) and Easter (sexual “Liberation”).Psalm 127:3 “Behold, children are a gift of the LORD,The fruit of the womb is a reward.” So why is modern Christianity treating them as a curse to be delayed and avoided?Are there benefits to health from having a child? Yes. One of them is a lowered risk of birth cancer for every child a woman has. http://www.abortionfacts.com/breast_cancer_connection/breast_cancer_connection.aspAbortion has also historically been part of idolatry. Either the consequences of worshiping Ishtar, also called Easter, Eostre, Ashtoreth, Asherah, Semiramis, Venus or Aphrodite. She was the ‘goddess/demon” of “free-love”, “Sexual liberation”, “Women’s Empowerment”, and being “free from constraints”, of pornography, adultery, prostitution, and the Babylonian sex industry.Today her temples are called “night clubs”, with version of the Asherah poles we call “stripper poles” and her priestesses appear on Playboy TV, E-Entertainment, and “Desperate Housewives” and are upheld as the avatars of the freedom and female empowerment. Leading many young girls into the modern cult of Ishtar/Easter?Ashtoreth-the adored goddess of Jezebaal/Isabelle. Jeremiah 50:6- “My people have been lost sheep; their shepherds have led them astray and caused them to roam on the mountains. They wandered over mountain and hill and forgot their own resting place.”Just as in the days when Abraham and Sarah fled from Babylon, Ishtar worship involves ecstasy like drugs, drunkenness, and sexual expression as part of the religious expression (tantra, humanism, women’s liberation, feminism, free-love theology of the 60’s).The end result of the worship of Ishtar, either intentional or unintentional, is often unwanted children (unwanted by the parents at least). To solve this problem, the temples of Ishtar also served as abortion clinics, where the infants were sacrificed at 3 months of age amongst statues of “Easter’ bunnies, using the blood to paint the “moon eggs” that Ishtar supposedly hatched from.The other demon worshiped in Babylon that involved abortion was Baal. Baal was the sun-weather god/demon, and in an agriculture society that meant that he was the god of “prosperity.” The primary feast of Baal/Moloch was December 25th, called Saturnalia in Rome and Yule in Celtic lands. The primary concern of this time was that as the sun got further away from the earth, it would eventually disappear and everyone would starve and be in poverty, therefore children would be sacrificed in the belly of a giant bull in order to ensure future “prosperity.”The Ancient Egyptians had a certain plant they ate to keep eggs from sticking to the wall of the womb. In only a few centuries of use, they harvested it off the very face of the earth! This was due to the vast number of children produced from the drunken orgies that took place in the worship of their versions of Ishtar and Baal (Isis and Ra).Today we find the same thing happening, out of economic concerns nations such as China mandate abortions, and many families do the same to preserve the “family name” in wealthier families, while poorer families may be worried about feeding another mouth, and middle class families worry about the mom finishing college in order to be “prosperous.” The Aztecs mandated human sacrifice, but it was thier enemies who had to be killed.The New York City had a similar concept when Margaret Singer founded Planned Parenthood and joined with the NYC health department in order to “eliminate” African American children from the city by way of simply murdering them before they came out of the womb. Check out her autobiography for over 100 pages of her hatred for black children and her plan to use tax payer dollars to eliminate them. Like the Aztecs, Singer demanded the sacrifice of her enemies (in this case black babies), in order to please what she worshipped (in this case, White Supremacy and Hitler’s Aryan dream).ASKING FORGIVENESS When we ask forgiveness for being involved in abortions and letting them happen, we also need to ask forgiveness not just for bloodshed but also for idolatry in worshiping Baal and Ishtar-either by name or just by the Lawless principles they represent (prosperity at any terrible cost, and sexual “liberation” at any terrible cost.). We also need to ask G-d and our families for robbing them of their children, especially in cases where the father was against the sacrifice of his child for Baal or Easter.ASKING FOR HEALING-MEDICAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL CONSEQUENCESAbortion has physical and emotional consequences that occur outside of the spiritual consequences, just like all sins. One of the emotional consequences is the psychological disorder called ‘Post Traumatic Abortion Syndrome.” This is basically the same as PTSD, when it occurs in soldiers it is called “Shell Shock” and is treated and given much rightful attention. When it occurs in women it is blamed on pro-lifers trying to “condemn” women, even without talking to them or knowing they had an abortion.Post-traumatic Abortion Syndrome FAQ http://www.abortionfacts.com/reardon/post_abortion_syndrome_character.aspOne of the physical consequences is the vaginal and cervical infections that often occur. When women die of abortion procedures the death certificates often say the cause of death was “vaginal infection” or other slippery medical terminology that not only preserves the license of the Pharmakon/Sorceror/doctor but also the outward dignity of the family.The “morning after pill” which actually kills a child, has been linked to breast cancer. While the abortion procedure itself which involves either inserting a blender into the most senstive area of a woman’s body, the anatomical Holy of Holies, and chopping a baby to pieces on the altar, or the saline treatment which involves scalding the baby alive in acid, inside the most senstive area of a woman’s baby. These “procedures” ofcourse involve post-operation difficulties and injury to the female anatomy that make having a child in the future and carrying it to term much more difficult.Medical Consequences of Abortion http://www.abortionfacts.com/breast_cancer_connection/breast_cancer_connection.aspHence not only forgiveness is needed, but the RESTORATION of the body and mind.1 Corinthians 11:30- “…many among you are weak and sick, and a number of you have fallen asleep.”ASKING FOR HEALING-SPIRITUAL CONSEQUENCESMicah 2:10 “Arise and go,For this is no place of rest. Because of the uncleanness that brings on destruction,A painful destruction.One of the Spiritual consequences of breaking G-d’s Law is that the particular area of our life that we broke His Law in is no longer under His protection until we ask forgiveness and for RESTORATION. We need to once again place ourselves under G-d’s authority, and also His protection, in the area in which we have tried to go it on our own. Just like leaving the covering of an umbrella makes us vulnerable to the rain, leaving the covering (Chuppah) of G-d, makes us vulnerable to the future attacks of the enemy and the natural consequences of our actions.Hosea 4:6- “My people are destroyed from lack of knowledge. “Because you have rejected knowledge, I also reject you as my priests; because you have ignored the LAW of your God, I also will ignore your children.”Ezekiel 23:37 For they have committed adultery,and blood is on their hands. With their idols they have committed adultery, and they have even offered up [Or have even made pass through the fire] to them for food the children whom they had borne to me.
Drinking Living Water At the Feast of Nations Shouting Hosanna!This is a short explanation of the occurrences in Jerusalem when Jesus/Yahshua said “Come to me, and drink of the living water” at the last day of the Feast of Tabernacles (Called the “Lord’s Day”), which was an invitation for ALL NATIONS to take part of the Wedding Feast of the Husband and Bride under the Tabernacle/Chuppah.John 7:37: On the last day of the feast, the great day (of the Lord), Jesus stood up and cried out, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink.The following is an excerpt from “The Torah Blessing” by Larry Huch p6 182-184Feast of NationsSukkot (Tabernacles) is also called the “Feast of Nations”. On this day, G-d asked the Israelites to sacrifice seventy bulls (like the 70 languages/thunders the commandments were said to be given in under the cloud/chuppah/Sukkah at Sinai). That may seem strange in today’s world, but, there were seventy nations at that time (the mixed multitude that left Egypt with Israel contained all 70 nations) just as there were 70 descendents of Jacob, showing that members of all 70 nations would become part of Israel.Exodus 1:5 All the descendants of Jacob were seventy persons; Joseph was already in Egypt. Exodus 24:1 Then He said to Moses, “Come up to the LORD, you and Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel, and worship from afar.Exodus 12:37 7And the people of Israel journeyed from Rameses to Succoth,about six hundred thousand men on foot, besides women and children. 38A MIXED MULTITUDE also went up with them (the Israelites), and very much livestock, both flocks and herds. 39And they baked unleavened cakes of the dough that they had brought out of Egypt, for it was not leavened, because they were thrust out of Egypt and could not wait, nor had they prepared any provisions for themselves.In Hebrew, the world “Salvation” is the word “Sozo” which means “Forgiveness.” but it also means “prosperity”, “healing”, ‘joy”, “happiness” and “peace”(and it is closely related the word Yahshuat “G-d saves” and the name “Yahshua”). What they were doing was making a sacrifice not just for the Jewish people but also for every nation on earth. Remember, G-d told Abraham that through Him, ALL nations would be blessed.In Jewish teaching, there is what is called the Messianic Period, a time when the Messiah will come, and all the nations on earth will recognize Him and gather on Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles) at Jerusalem, where we will live under the blessing of the Messiah (He is King, in His Kingdom, by His Laws), and every area of our lives will be taken care of forever. Thus, beginning on Sukkot and going for seven days, all the priest in Jerusalem would gather together at the temple and divide into three different groups.Revelation 22 1Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, bright as crystal, flowing from the throne of G-d and of the Lamb 2through the middle of the street of the city;also, on either side of the river, the tree of life with its twelve kinds of fruit, yielding its fruit each month. The leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. 3No longer will there be anything accursed, but the throne of God and of the Lamb will be in it, and his servants will worship him. 4They will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads. 5And night will be no more. They will need no light of lamp or sun, for the Lord G-d will be their light, and they will reign forever and ever.Zechariah 14:16 16Then everyone who survives of all the nations that have come against Jerusalem shall go up year after year to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, and to keep the Feast of Booths. 17And if any of the families of the earth do not go up to Jerusalem to worship the King, the LORD of hosts,there will be no rain on them. 18And if the family of Egypt does not go up and present themselves, then on them there shall be no rain;there shall be the plague with which the LORD afflicts the nations that do not go up to keep the Feast of Booths. 19This shall be the punishment to Egypt and the punishment to all the nations that do not go up to keep the Feast of Booths.One would go out the main gate. Another group would go out to gather the sacrifices for a blood offering. The next group would go down to a certain area off to the west of Jerusalem, where they would cut long branches off of willow trees. The third group would go with the High Priest to the pool of Shalom-the same pool where Jesus/Yahshua healed the blind man-and use a golden pitcher to gather its “Living Water.” (the same term used for Baptismal Water). Accompanying them would be an assistant carrying a pitcher of wine.At a certain moment, all three groups would head toward the gates of the temple. The Shofar (Ram’s horn) would blow, and the three groups would meet at exactly the same moment with the sacrifice (that covers sin, showing faith in the blood of the coming Messiah to erase sin), the trees (the tree of Life), the water (living water) and the wine (blood that seals a covenant). At the moment they all met, the Shofar was blown again. This would call forth a man who would play a flute-always a symbol of the Coming Messiah, who was also called “the pierced one” (and the Green Branch).The first group would be the ones with the (70) bulls-a sacrifice so ALL the world could be adopted into the family of the G-d of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. After the blood was all over the altar, they would remove the carcasses.Then would come the ones with the trees, and they would arrange the trees over the altar, angling them upward to make a tabernacle or a wedding canopy (Chuppah/Sukkah that finalized the engagement ceremony and contract given at Sinai). Thus the blood is shed and the canopy is built, symbolizing that the Messiah would come and the Bridegroom for ALL G-d’s People.The third priest would then come and pour the water onto that blood, symbolizing the Holy Spirit and an outpouring of Joy. Then the associate priest would pour wine onto the water and the blood, the symbol of a marriage covenant.Imagine how powerful it was for first-century Jew who were familiar with this ceremony when Yashua/Jesus went to a Wedding Feast in Canaa and turned water into fine wine. What better way could there have been for Yahshua/Jesus to announce that the Messiah had come?CALLING FORTH THE MESSIAH AND THE FEASTNow let’s fast-forward to the first century. It is the Feast of Tabernacles, and Yashua/Jesus is in the temple celebrating Sukkot (Tabernacles).Now unless you are familiar with the Jewish roots of your faith, how can you know what this passage really means? This was the final day of the feast (called the “Lord’s Day”) the day on which all the people got to come into the (inner court) of the temple (not just the Priests). On the Seventh Day, the priest would pour out water on the altar seven times, and they would all walk around the altar seven times, each time shouting, “Save Us!/Hosanna”. They were calling for their Messiah, (on the last day of the Feast of Tabernacles, at the place that usually on the priests could go, along with believers from all over the globe)!.Revelations 22:17The Spirit and the Bride say, “Come.” And let the one who hears say, “Come.” And let the one who is thirsty come; let the one who desires take the water of life without price.Yashua/Jesus stood up at the Sukkot celebration and said “I’m here! I’ve come to give you living water. When you taste Me, you’ll never thirst again.” What an amazing event. Jesus was right there with them. He watched them walk around the altar. He watched them pour “living water” on the altar. They started calling for the Messiah to come and bring His Kingdom (Him as King, We His Subjects, Living By HIS Law) on earth, and He said “Here I am!”Exodus 12:49 There shall be one law for the native and for the stranger who sojourns among you.”In the Passsover we also see that G-d has made a way for those who wish to be grafted into Israel to be grafted in, by a circumcision of the flesh in former times, and now by a circumcision of the heart. But those who wish to live in the land (try to get the blessings) without the cost of Covenant-cutting away the flesh, will observe but not participate in the Wedding Feast. Like the Virgins who forgot the oil, and the man who didn’t change into white wedding garments after accepting the invitation.43And the LORD said to Moses and Aaron, “This is the statute of the Passover: no foreigner shall eat of it, 44but every slave that is bought for money may eat of it after you have circumcised him. 45(No foreigner or hired servant may eat of it. 46It shall be eaten in one house; you shall not take any of the flesh outside the house, and( you shall not break any of its bones. 47All the congregation of Israel shall keep it. 48If a stranger shall sojourn with you and would keep the Passover to the LORD, let all his males be circumcised. Then he may come near and keep it; he shall be as a native of the land. But no uncircumcised person shall eat of it. 49There shall be one law for the native and for the stranger who sojourns among you.”50All the people of Israel did just as the LORD commanded Moses and Aaron. 51And on that very day the LORD brought the people of Israel out of the land of Egypt by their hosts.
The Rigtheous Gentiles of Today and How to Reach Them (The Good Hearted But Out of Covenant) Share Yesterday at 11:07pm | Edit Note | Delete In my life I have known many “Righteous Gentiles”. A righteous Gentile is someone that may not know the Written law, but they have the Law written on their hearts. They may not know or keep the lesser things of the Law, but they practice the heavier things of Law. Many love G-d but fear and distrust and are often disgusted by the people and institutions that claim to represent Him. As it is written “My Name is Dishonored amongst the Gentiles because of you.” Romans 2:22
The keeping of the lesser things of the Law, without the keeping of the heavier things, is what has driven countless millions from the doors of the Churches.
Matthew 23:23 “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you tithe mint and dill and cumin, and have neglected the weightier matters of the law: justice and mercy and faithfulness. These you ought to have done, without neglecting the others.
The mass of organizations that calls themselves the “Church” have murdered more Christians than all of the world’s governments in history combined, more than the Nazi’s, the Communists, the Romans, the Muslims, and the Jews, all combined. This is not counting the Jews and Arab Christians murdered by the Crusaders, and the countless Native Americans, Polynesians, and other peoples murdered by Protestant groups. G-d’s Name has truly been dishonored amongst the Gentiles, for all many have known of G-d is that He is represented by the organizations who are burning each other alive for not kissing the rear end of this pope or that pastor,and then go enslave everyone else.
Somewhere along the way, the people in the Church placed more value on everyone believing what they thought was right, than with being right with G-d. Hence it was okay to kill people by the millions, just as long as it wasn’t done on any Holidays that pretended to be about Jesus. Matthew 27:6 But the chief priests, taking the pieces of silver, said, “It is not lawful to put them into the treasury, since it is blood money.”
Revelation 3:9 Behold, I will make those of the synagogue of Satan who say that they are Jews (followers of G-d) and are not, but lie—behold,I will make them come and bow down before your feet and they will learn that I have loved you.
Many have been “witnessed to” and rejected the missionary, or person handing out a tract. This rejection of the person with the tract, the organization that printed it, or the building that they were invited too, does not always equal a rejection of G-d. They simply rejected a people, an organization, and a building that has historically been contrary to much of the character and Words of G-d. They did not reject G-d, but simply rejected religion. Now, if religion becomes a god in itself, then one would find those the rejection of one to be the rejection of the other.
The organization calling itself the “Church” is known by its fruits, anybody with good sense knows things by their fruits. 3-4 decades of being super-nice to people after several centuries of mass murder, inventing most of the torture devices used in the world today, and enslavement, seems like white-wash on a tomb, or worse yet, a death trap. Many individuals who were genuinely the Ekklesia, the Kehelet, the Church of G-d, have produced wonderful fruits on the individual level on a person to person basis, but something strange and sad happens when they quit representing G-d as individuals whose lives have been changed and begin to be salesmen or recruiters for religion.
The difference is made apparent in Isaiah 58:
Isaiah 58 1″Cry aloud; do not hold back; lift up your voice like a trumpet; declare to my people their transgression, to the house of Jacob their sins. Yet they seek me daily and delight to know my ways, as if they were a nation that did righteousness and did not forsake the judgment of their God; they ask of me righteous judgments; they delight to draw near to God. 3’Why have we fasted, and you see it not? Why have we humbled ourselves, and you take no knowledge of it?’ Behold, in the day of your fast you seek your own pleasure, and oppress all your workers. 4Behold, you fast only to quarrel and to fight and to hit with a wicked fist. Fasting like yours this day will not make your voice to be heard on high. 5 Is such the fast that I choose, a day for a person to humble himself? Is it to bow down his head like a reed, and to spread sackcloth and ashes under him? Will you call this a fast, and a day acceptable to the LORD?
6″Is not this the fast that I choose: to loose the bonds of wickedness, to undo the straps of the yoke, to let the oppressed go free, and to break every yoke? 7Is it not to share your bread with the hungry and bring the homeless poor into your house; when you see the naked, to cover him, and not to hide yourself from your own flesh? 8Then shall your light break forth like the dawn, and your healing shall spring up speedily; your righteousness shall go before you; the glory of the LORD shall be your rear guard. 9Then you shall call, and the LORD will answer; you shall cry, and he will say, ‘Here I am.’ If you take away the yoke from your midst, the pointing of the finger, and speaking wickedness, 10 if you pour yourself out for the hungry and satisfy the desire of the afflicted, then shall your light rise in the darkness and your gloom be as the noonday. 11And the LORD will guide you continually and satisfy your desire in scorched places and make your bones strong; and you shall be like a watered garden, like a spring of water, whose waters do not fail. 12 And your ancient ruins shall be rebuilt; you shall raise up the foundations of many generations; you shall be called the repairer of the breach, the restorer of streets to dwell in.
13 “If you turn back your foot from the Sabbath, from doing your pleasure on my holy day, and call the Sabbath a delight and the holy day of the LORD honorable; if you honor it, not going your own ways, or seekingyour own pleasure,or talking idly; 14then you shall take delight in the LORD, and I will make you ride on the heights of the earth; I will feed you with the heritage of Jacob your father, for the mouth of the LORD has spoken.”
It is the value for the weightier things of the Law, the Love of G-d as the Righteous Gentiles understood Him, that have often kept the from the Churches. Many have understood G-d better than the “Churched” in that they understand the meaning of words in ink they have never read, while others who call themselves the “Church” have read the words in ink but did not understand.
Revelation 2:9 “‘I know your tribulation and your poverty but you are rich, and the slander of those who say that they are Jews (followers of G-d)and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan.
Romans 2:25 For circumcision indeed is of value if you obey the law, but if you break the law, your circumcision becomes uncircumcision. 26 So, if a man who is uncircumcised keeps the precepts of the law, will not his uncircumcision be regarded as circumcision? 27Then he who is physically uncircumcised but keeps the law will condemn you who have the written code and circumcision but break the law. 28For no one is a Jew who is merely one outwardly, nor is circumcision outward and physical. 29But a Jew is one inwardly, and circumcision is a matter of the heart, by the Spirit, not by the letter.His praise is not from man but from God.
SALVATION FOR RIGHTEOUS GENTILES
It is true that their is only ONE WAY to G-d, and that is Yeshua. Being a righteous Gentile is not the same as being in Covenant. The conundrum is that many who are convinced they are in the Covenant are much closer to Gehenna than the Righteous Gentiles. The Righteous Gentiles realize they need to change, and could find their way to the Covenant if the Church didn’t pretend that the Church itself was G-d. Many of the “Churched’ have a covenant with religion, a covenant with a building, a pastor, or a denomination, but no Covenant with G-d. Since the Church is confused with G-d, they think they have all they need.
1st Corinthians 1:10 I appeal to you, brothers, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be united in the same mind and the same judgment. 11For it has been reported to me by Chloe’s people that there is quarreling among you, my brothers. 12What I mean is that each one of you says, “I follow Paul,” or “I follow Apollos,” or “I follow Cephas,” or “I follow Christ.” 13Is Christ divided? Was Paul crucified for you? Or were you baptized in the name of Paul? 14I thank God that I baptized none of you except Crispus and Gaius, 15so that no one may say that you were baptized in my name. 16(I did baptize also the household of Stephanas. Beyond that, I do not know whether I baptized anyone else.) 17For Christ did not send me to baptize but to preach the gospel, and not with words of eloquent wisdom, lest the cross of Christ be emptied of its power.
The Righteous Gentiles, reject the Covenant with the Church, with Religion, with Pastors and Popes and denominations. They are in no Covenant at all, but once they realize that one is needed, they will come into the real-deal, the authentic relationship with the authentic G-d.
Romans 2:12For all who have sinned without the law will also perish without the law, and all who have sinned under the law will be judged by the law. 13For it is not the hearers of the law who are righteous before God, but the doers of the law who will be justified. 14For when Gentiles, who do not have the law,by nature do what the law requires, they are a law to themselves, even though they do not have the law. 15They show that the work of the law is written on their hearts, while their conscience also bears witness, and their conflicting thoughts accuse or even excuse them 16 on that day when,according to my gospel, God judges the secrets of men by Christ Jesus.
17But if you call yourself a Jew and rely on the law and boast in God 18and know his will and approve what is excellent, because you are instructed from the law; 19and if you are sure that you yourself are a guide to the blind, a light to those who are in darkness, 20an instructor of the foolish, a teacher of children, having in the law the embodiment of knowledge and truth— 21 you then who teach others, do you not teach yourself? While you preach against stealing, do you steal? 22You who say that one must not commit adultery, do you commit adultery? You who abhor idols, do you rob temples? 23You who boast in the law dishonor God by breaking the law. 24For, as it is written, “The name of God is blasphemedamong the Gentiles because of you.”
Those who have the Law will perish within the Law if they try to be saved by their tradition, their “good deeds”according to Churchiantiy, their church membership, being a “Churched” enough person. Those who do not have the Law will perish if they try to be saved by being a “good enough” person.
Both the Churched and unChurched can find themselves in Gehenna despite their best efforts. There is more hope however for the Righteous Gentiles, if the Church would simply step down from being a god, and start allowing individuals who have their life changed by G-D to lead others to G-d, instead of leading them to CHURCH in order to worship the steeple, instead of worshiping G-d under the steeple.
Luke 11:52 Woe to you teachers of the Law (Torah or Church Traditions) For you have taken away the key of knowledge. You did not enter yourselves, and you hindered those who were entering.”
REACHING THE RIGHTEOUS GENTILES
In order to reach the Righteous Gentiles, we cannot come as representatives of buildings, non-profit corporations with steeples, political campaigns for those who sport crosses when it gets votes, or pop-culture icons that quote scripture. We must simply come as those who are called by G-d to reveal His character to those who have been authentically seeking Him-the Good, Righteous, Just and Merciful Father, and not the fluff, agendas, campaigns, rituals, emotional pop song hype and marketing that surround Him.
We must be like and about the work of Christ, not like and about the work of Christianity.
Mark 12:14 And they came and said to him, “Teacher, we know that you are true and do not care about anyone’s opinion. For you are not swayed by appearances, but truly teach the way of God.
We must come as the much forgiven that love much. We must come as the blind that can now see the light. The Lame that can walk the straight path. And maybe more importantly, the hearts of stone sent to reveal their new hearts of flesh. We must come as reformed sinners and not as natural born saints.
When the hungry are fed, the sorrowful are comforted, the fatherless are fathered, the widowed are provided for, the victims are granted justice, and the weak are protected, simply out of the Love of G-d within, and NOT out of a shallow attempt at getting someone to say a prayer, attend a service, bow to a preacher or pope, or take out their nose rings and remove their tattoos, then we will be more than white-washed tombs, inviting those seeking the light of life to view simply more dead man’s bones.
Without the Heavier Things of the Law, done out of simple and authentic Love without Strings, everything we do or say is just bait to bring them into the white-washed tombs of Houses of Religion, instead of the House and Family of G-d where they can find the Light of Life.
Hebrews 8:10 For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, declares the Lord:I will put my laws into their minds,and write them on their hearts,and I will be their God,and they shall be my people.
I come to you with strange fire I make an offering of love the incense of my soul is burned by the fire in my blood I come with a softer answer to the questions that lie in your path I want to harbor you from the anger find a refuge from the wrath this is a message a message of love love that moves from the inside out love that never grows tired I come to you with strange fire fire mercenaries of the shrine now who are you to speak for G-d with haughty eyes and lying tongues and hands that shed innocent blood now who delivered you the power to interpret calvary you gamble away our freedom to gain your own authority find another state of mind you know it’s time we all learned to grab hold strange fire burns with the motion of love fire fire when you learn to love yourself you will dissolve all the stones that are cast now you will learn to burn the icing sky to melt the waxen mask i said to have the gift of true release this is a peace that will take you higher oh i come to you with my offering i bring you strange fire this is a message a message of love love that moves from the inside out love that never grows tired i come to you with strange fire fire fire i come to you with strange fire
Do Not Marry Outside Your Tribe? Its Not About What You ThinkAn often used verse here in the South is “Do not marry outside of your Tribe.”Usually it is used to justify racism or prejudice against someone who marries a person of another race. Using the cherry picking (also called Proof Texting) method, a case could be made for this (proof texting is making a whole doctrine out of ONE verse, setting aside 2-3 witnesses being required and using context-the WHOLE counsel of G-d). But using the Biblical requirement of 2-3 witnesses and using the WHOLE COUNSEL of G-d, the doctrine of a Scriptural ban on inter-racial marriage doesn’t hold water. However, a ban on inter-faith dating is completely intact.The verse is here, with some associated verses:Numbers 36:3 But if they are married to any of the sons of the other tribes of the people of Israel, then their inheritance will be taken from the inheritance of our fathers and added to the inheritance of the tribe into which they marry. So it will be taken away from the lot of our inheritance.Numbers 36:4 And when [Lev 25:10] the jubilee of the people of Israel comes, then their inheritance will be added to the inheritance of the tribe into which they marry, and their inheritance will be taken from the inheritance of the tribe of our fathers.”Numbers 36:6 This is what the LORD commands concerning the daughters of Zelophehad, ‘Let them marry whom they think best, [Numbers 36:12] only they shall marry within the clan of the tribe of their father.mmmm…….it sounds like the issue here is not skin color, but inheritance.When one understand the Hebrew Roots of the Bible, then they can read the Bible in context to find the more accurate fulfillment (along with prayer ofcourse).The Law of G-d says that each tribe has ancestral lands that must stay in the Tribe, like the 13 original colonies of the U.S. was owned by the citizens of each of the 13 states when they formed. An individual could only sell or basically, allow for lease, a portion of these lands until the year of Jubilee (a practice retained by the Native Americans) when lost lands were returned to the family and to the tribe. This prevented homelessness and poverty as everyone had his own land to farm to support himself.When a woman married someone outside of her tribe (of Israel), then she gave up her share of the inheritance of that land, thus putting her in a vulnerable position.Marrying someone outside of her tribe would also require that she moved far away from her family to the land (state) of her husband’s birth. This would bring a split in the families and would separate her from her family. It would also make it more difficult on her after having children because only half of the child’s family (the father’s side) would be there to support the child and help in raising it, for reasons of military defense this also put the family in danger because only one of the families could make a timely rescue if there was danger.Cultural Differences?Now there are vast cultural differences to consider that would make marriages more difficult. Interestingly enough, many of these cultural differences were not based on race but on the tribe that one belonged too.When the Israelites left Egypt they were joined by a “Mixed Multitude” of Gentiles from every nation and skin color on the earth, and once they were baptized in the Red Sea being blown apart by the wind (Spirit-Ruach) and given G-d’s Law (the Torah) and agreed to keep the engagement contract (Katubah) given under the cloud (Chuppah) at Sinai, they were also considered to be Israelites, and were expected to keep the same Law as the Native Born (Numbers 15, Isaiah 56, Psalm 119, Matthew 5:17-19, Revelations 1). The men were also circumcised, which helped prevent them from giving STDs to the Israelite women they married (it reduces the chances of getting HIV by over 50% and of penile cancer by 80% http://www.biblelaw101.com free bookdownload at this site as well)We also find Moses the Levite marrying an Ethiopian woman and those who spoke against them had their hand turn leprous. Boaz of Judah married a Moabitess, and Rahab the Canaanite was married to one of the Israelite spies. This was possible because they were physically grafted into the tribe of Judah (regardless of race) just as all believers are spiritually grafted in. Inheritance was not an issue, and they adopted the culture of the Tribe of their husband and abandoned their lives and customs they kept as unbelievers.If we look at Genesis 48 and 49, Deuteronomy 33, and Ezekiel 37, we see that each tribe would have vastly different national characteristics and become great nations with different national cultures in the last days. In Ezekiel 37, and the story of the prodigal son, we see that some would even be hostile towards each other until the last days, such as the Northern Tribes that become convinced that they are Gentiles forgetting their heritage (Ephraim) and the Jews who remember their heritage (Judah). The Northern Tribes (calling themselves Gentiles) are hostile to G-d’s Law (Torah) while the Southern Tribes (Judah) are hostile to Messiah, until the last days when Jews come to Messiah and Christians come to Torah-taking away the hostility.Before this union, combining Jew and supposed Gentile (actually Israelites) in marriage, would be culturally difficult. Unless ofcourse both were believers in Messiah and agreed with keeping the Commandments.If both have been circumcised of heart and grafted into Spiritual Israel (via Yeshua the Lion of Judah) into Judah, then they are both Spiritually Judah and are not marrying outside of their tribe. Romans 10 and 11. This is how Yeshua, the King of the Jews, could be married to His Bride the Church, which is composed of blood Jews and blood Israelites (Gentiles). This and His death on the cross allowed Him to be free of the engagement (just as binding as marriage) to those only circumcised of the flesh. While G-d still loves and protects Israel, and blesses those who bless them and curses those who curse them, this is not the same as being engaged to Him as the Bride. They are His relatives-kinfolk and this still enjoy His Protection and Provision and Love, and He came to be their kinsman redeemer and ours, but those only circumcised of flesh are not the bride. In the last days, Ezekiel’s prophecy of the dry bones even tells us that in the last days those only circumcised of the flesh will come to be Messiah and be circumcised of the heart, becoming His Bride as well.American and European Historical Views The land issue was important in the history of the America’s as a child of pure European ancestry, especially one born in Europe, had more rights and privileges in the New World in regards to inheritance, than a child of mixed birth or of a child of European descent that happened to be born in the Americas. Some men even sent their pregnant wives back to Europe to give birth for this purpose. Today if you travel to Brazil or France or many other European nations, one’s race is unimportant in marriage but the blending of CULTURES is very troublesome. Many people with African ancestry are French or Brazilian citizens, and their families have been citizens for centuries,and have adopted French or Brazilian Culture. They can marry a Frenchman or Brazillian of Caucasian descent and have no culture clashes. While if a black person was born in Africa and then moved to France of Brazil and married someone in that country of Caucasian descent then they would not have a racial conflict, but a cultural conflict. The clash between African and European Cultures. A white South African would also have problems marrying a white Frenchman. In Africa, where the nation of Nigeria alone has over 50 tribes each with its separate language, marrying someone from another Nigerian tribe 10 miles down the road causes ALOT of controversy, due to a culture similar to that of the Bible, and they are all Black Africans.Much of the trouble has come about because preachers are ignorant of the fact that not every Israelite was a Jew. Judah (Jews) were from the Southern Tribes (Judah, Levi, Benjamin), and Israel was the Northern Tribes (Israelites). Those of the Northern Tribes were not Jews. The racial theory that Cain was made a black man also came into play (despite Moses’ wife being black, and nothing being said about Moses the Levite a picture of Messiah, being married to descendent of Cain, which would have been a big deal to forget). The story in Genesis that Canaan (a descendent of Ham and father of Nimrod King of Babylon-later known as Baal) was cursed. Not EVERY descendent of Ham, but only this one of the many sons of Ham.In the ReNewed Covenant (also called the New Testament), Paul instruct believers not to be yoked with unbelievers (but says nothing about Greeks being unequally yoked to Parthians, or Scythians to Romans). He does however warn against trying to blend A. The table of Christ (Passover) with the table of demons (such as Easter ham, baking x-mas cookies, hiding the baby Nimrod in the King Cake, and carving Jack-o_Lanterns) B. Blending Righteousness (obedience of out love and faith, with grace when you fall) and Lawlessness (replacing the Law of G-d with our own evil desires, or the traditions of man). C. Light and DarknessHe concludes by warning believers to “Come out of her (Babylon) my people! touch no unclean thing and I will receive you!”Hatred for ones believing brother based not on his actions, but instead of his skin color, is an unclean thing among many others. It is a leaven that we must be rid of in the Church (1st Corinthians 5:7)
We cannot shame a child for being afraid of the dark, but how sad it is that a grown man is afraid of the light” PlatoOne of the basic questions in life is this: “When we don’t like what we see in the mirror, when it makes it clear that we don’t meet the standard, what do we do about it?What do we do when the standard was put in written form for us? When someone was sent to physically show us how to do it perfectly and that it can be done? When we have been given a private line of communication to get instruction on how to meet the standard in every individual situation in life?1. Do we accuse the mirror of purposefully making us look bad? The standard in itself is bad, meant to harm us or bring us shame, so trying to fix the faults the mirror revealed is a burden no one can bear.2. Do we tell everyone that the mirror is flawed and inaccurate? The mirror is essentially lacking and therefore we shouldn’t attempt to fix the errors that it showed.3. Do we convince ourselves that the mirror doesn’t apply to our own appearance, just those other people who needed such silly things as mirrors? The mirror shows the standard for others, but not for us. We get a special pass due to race, religion, or the time in history in which we were born.4. Do attempt to shatter the mirror? Do we just do away with the whole mirror, using any of the reasons listed above to justify it.5. Do we cut out the portions of the mirror that don’t please our eyes, and leave the rest to flatter us? Or find those who will look at our reflection in the mirror, and do the same by tickling our ears.6. Do we find a “mirror expert” who makes his living by talking about mirrors, that will pretend that any of the above conclusions about the mirror are true, so that we can change or blame the mirror, instead of fixing ourselves.7. Do we hide the mirror under a veil? Do we hide the mirror and pretend that we never looked into it.8. Do we replace the mirror? Do we find another standard, one of those carnival mirrors that distorts everyone’s image.9. Do we paste a prettier picture of us over the mirror? Do we cover the front of the mirror with something we wish to see, instead of what is really staring at us in the face.10. Do we put an expiration date on the mirror? Just like a carriage than turns into a pumpkin, the usefulness of that mirror had an expiration date that has passed so we don’t need it anyway.10 More Questions:1. What mirror am I talking about?G-d’s Holy and perfect standard (Psalm 119). Obedience to His Commandments, that G-d gave to bless us and show us what we need to change in order to live better lives (Deuteronomy 30).2. What are those parts of the mirror that we don’t like?The Bible calls it sin. The Greek word used is “Amartia” meaning “Missing the Mark”. The mark is given in Psalm 119.3. How does the Bible define sin? 1st John 3:4 “Sin is Lawlessness, in fact, anyone who breaks the Law of G-d sins”.4. Can the mirror fix in us, what is wrong? No, the mirror simply shows us what is wrong. “I would have not known was sin is, except for the Law” Paul in Romans.5. Can we ourselves fix the flaws that the mirror revealed? No. We are dead in the water.6. What good is the mirror then?The mirror shows us what flaws we need help in fixing. It also warns us of the consequences of not addressing these flaws.7. Who can fix the flaws?The One who made us ofcourse.8. What is a person’s natural and self-destructive response to the mirror? “The flesh is hostile to the Law of G-d, in cannot submit to G-d’s Law nor does it desire to do so” Romans 89. Does the mirror have an expiration date?No, according to the one who made us and the mirror, the mirror serves a purpose forever. Psalm 11910. Does the Great Physician who desires to heal us, believe we should just do away with the mirror once He starts His work?No. “He who keeps the least of the Commands and teaches others to do so will be called Greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven.” Why not? We sometimes replace the operations He has done with the same flaws or different ones, thereby still needing the mirror.What is the written form of the standard? The Torah Who is the One sent to show us that it can be met and how to do it in a physical body? Yeshua What is this private line of communication that shows us how to meet the standard in every situation? The SpiritSo, what are you going to do with the mirror? and what are you going to do about your flaws it reveals, without the mirror?”What Are You?” by David GrayListen Here http://music.aol.com/song/player/audioplayer.jspWhat are you? What are you becoming? What have you become?Once you sang your own song Now you’re dancing to the same drum What have you become?And what is that you’re wearing? Money’s ugly confidenceYou sacrificed the poem of your imagination For these pounds and penceMe I take the cynic’s role Throw scorn on your empty mind I’ve seen this monotonous world Make dull what used to shine You lost interest You lost your spine Oh that spine fine fineYeah When there’ nothing left On this plate you’re handed You find yourself Running the gauntlet Of all of these double standards It’s very thin ice over which you’re skating And after this black winter the thawSo what are you Tell me tell me what are you And what have you become