Saturday, December 31, 2011

The Hope of Jeremiah

After watching the movie "Jeremiah" last night starring Patrick Dempsey (good movie by the way), it made me want to go search through Jeremiah and see what I had missed in my initial reading of it. It seems the scriptures just make more sense to me since being Torah Observant and I'm able to actually connect the dots instead of just saying to myself, 'huh'?
Going through Jeremiah I read commentary about the 'New Covenant'. Yes, the same 'New Covenant' we have all come to understand with YESHUA's death and resurrection. Right there in Jeremiah 33:31 - 34:
"Behold, the days are coming, says Adonai, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah - not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt, My covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says Adonai: I will put My law in their minds, and write it on their hearts; and I will be their Elohim, and they shall be My people. No more shall every man teach his neighbor, and every man his brother, saying, Know Adonai, for they all shall know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them, says Adonai. For I will forgive their iniquity, and their sin I will remember no more".
Jeremiah was preaching of the coming of YESHUA and the renewed covenant with his people. In fact, Peter who is believed to have wrote Hebrews was actually quoting Jeremiah when he said in 8:7 - 12 the exact same thing, 'that the new covenant would be written on our hearts and mind and that we would keep His laws and He would be our Elohim and we His people'.
This is an important point for 2 reasons: First, Jeremiah was prophesying of the coming of YESHUA and that 'His laws' would be written on our hearts and we would keep them out of love for our Father. What were His laws, the Torah!  In Jeremiah's time there were no other heavenly laws except the Torah, the instruction for life, and they were suppose to live it out everyday, and it is those laws, the Torah, that he prophesied would be written on our hearts.  Secondly, now fast forward to Hebrews (Peter) who is quoting Jeremiah.  Peter is saying the exact same thing, that the Torah would be written on our hearts and we would live out this life according to our Father's instructions, not our own.

When two parties make a covenant or in today's terms when two countries make a treaty, when one of the parties doesn't hold up their end of the bargain, the covenant becomes null and void.  To that end Jeremiah was watching first hand the idolatrous ways the house of Judah had become, just the same as the house of Israel, the Northern Tribes, had become and had been expelled from the land.  Jeremiah was watching the same thing happening to Judah.  However, as Jeremiah prophesied, that once broken covenant would be restored with the same terms, only that we do them out of love, and that would allow His people to enter the land again.  Through the death and resurrection of YESHUA we have achieved grace in our Father's eyes, and that last and perfect sacrifice which signifies the beginning of the 'New Covenant' means we are to live out His laws, to keep His feasts, and to remember His ways, each day, not our own.

Keep seeking truth and understanding, may Elohim bless you!!!

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Torah Is My Life

My eyes were opened a some years ago and learned that I have inherited lies. I sat around for years learning tradtions of men, things that make the Word of YHWH of no effect. When the scales came off, I realized I had listened to men and women who have no idea of what the Word really is or really says. I inherited things that are vain, I was not taught Torah. 
Jer 16:19  O LORD, my strength, and my fortress, and my refuge in the day of affliction, the Gentiles shall come unto thee from the ends of the earth, and shall say, Surely our fathers have inherited lies, vanity, and things wherein there is no profit.

After reading this scripture I was wondering, well if I inherited things that were lies, vanity and of no profit then what was good for me, what was not vain and would be life for me?

Deut. 32:46-47 And he said unto them, Set your hearts unto all the words which I testify among you this day, which ye shall command your children to observe to do, all the words of this Torah. For it is not a vain thing for you; because it is your life: and through this thing ye shall prolong your days in the land, whither ye go over Jordan to possess it.

When I got over the bitterness of that and started keeping Torah, it was sweet as honey in my mouth.  Rev. 10:9-10. 

He Reaches Out

I just got finished reading an article, Joseph and Judah:Two Brothers and the Two Houses of Israel in End-Time Prophecy.   I would like to post just a tidbit from the article that stood out to me. 

The Jewish rabbis and sages have long taught that history for the people of Israel is continually repeating itself in cyclical patterns as YHVH accomplishes his purposes among his people over and over again. He is continually endeavoring to reveal his plan of redemption and reconciliation to those who have eyes to see. He is continually reaching out the loving hand of redemption to the next generations of Israelites. This cycle, like a wheel that keeps turning around and around, will turn one more time in the last days in what the Jewish rabbis refer to as the final regathering of the exiles or the final redemption of Israel. This will involve not only the resurrection of the dead, but the reuniting of the divided kingdom of Israel, the regathering of the Israelite scattered exiles back to the land of Israel, and the coming of the Messiah who will set up his reign over this earth called the Messianic Era. This is even better known in Christians circles as the Millennium. The Jewish rabbis and sages have taught this for thousands of years—and still teach it—because they had read and believed what the biblical prophets have written in this regard.

I really enjoyed this article.  If you would like to read it in its entirety  A lot you probably already know but still good. 

My dad and mom was shown about christmas, halloween, etc. when I was a child.  And though we never fully walked away from all the traditions, our Father was trying to show them His Truth.  If only, but my parents went back to keeping all of christmas and they never really taught us why or why not.  He tried to reach them.  And once again He has reached out and I am holding on because I know it is my Life and I will teach it to my children. 


Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Bells and Pomegranates

I am starting to read on The Tabernacle of Moses.  So much information and not enough time in the day.  While reading I came across the teaching of the blue robe from Ex. 28:31-35 where it talks about the golden bells and pomegranates. And this is what one article had to say about our words and our actions of Torah.  "The pomegranates were made of blue, purple and scarlet wool. The golden bells were audible while the fruit was silent. This speaks to the truth of what we say (our words) and what we do (our actions) should be the same. The former must be pure and heavenly in nature (no evil words, or lashon hora emitting from our mouths) while the later must be righteous in character and spirit."


Tuesday, December 20, 2011

The Folded Napkin

This story has been dubbed as untrue.  But the truth is He did fold the head cloth (napkin) and the question is . . . Why?  This may not answer it completely or at all but I thought it was definetly something to think about.  His head cloth was not at a dinner table but in a grave.  So please as you read,  this is more for us to take notice that everything in the bible is there for a reason and should make us think and question why did He fold it and set it to the side. 

Why did Yeshua fold the napkin? Why did Yeshua fold the linen burial cloth after His resurrection? The Gospel of John (20:7) tells us that the napkin, which was placed over the face of Yeshua, was not just thrown aside like the grave clothes. The Bible takes an entire verse to tell us that the napkin was neatly folded, and was placed at the head of that stony coffin.
  1. At sunset after Sabbath, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb and found that the stone had been rolled away from the entrance.
  2. She ran and found Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Yeshua loved. She said, "They have taken the Lord's body out of the tomb, and I don't know where they have put him!"
  3. Peter and the other disciple ran to the tomb to see.
  4. The other disciple outran Peter and got there first.
  5. He stooped and looked in and saw the linen cloth lying there, but he didn't go in.
  6. Then Simon Peter arrived and went inside. He also noticed the linen wrappings lying there, while the cloth that had covered Yeshua' head was folded up and lying to the side.
Is that important? Yes!
In order to understand the significance of the folded napkin, you have to understand a little bit about  tradition. The folded napkin had to do with the Master and Servant. When the servant set the dinner table for the master, he made sure that it was exactly the way the master wanted it. The table was furnished perfectly, and then the servant would wait, just out of sight, until the master had finished eating, and the servant would not dare touch that table, until the master was finished. Now if the master was done eating, he would rise from the table, wipe his fingers, his mouth, and clean his beard, and would wad up that napkin and toss it onto the table. The servant would then know to clear the table. For in those days, the wadded napkin meant, "I'm done". But if the master got up from the table, and folded his napkin, and laid it beside his plate, the servant would not dare touch the table, because....the folded napkin means, "I'm coming back."

This should prompt us to study this important question more closely. As servants at the Master's table, what changes were made that should have been left untouched? The Sabbath, the Feasts, and the Torah? 
Shared from Natalie D. at


Sunday, December 18, 2011

Good Advice

I recently heard some great advice.  I just wish I had heard it when I first started to realize we are supposed to keep Torah and stay away from the things of this world.  I would like to pass this on in hopes that it will help you out and you don't make the same mistake I did.

"In your first year of studying Torah, Don't tell anyone Anything. You don't know how to explain it properly AND you don't know how to defend what you just discovered."  He went on to say that "One older couple in his Fellowship did share much of what they were discovering and were enthusiastic about, with their oldest son (approx. 32) and his wife. It drove a wedge of a wall between them. That was 2 yrs. ago and the breach is still not repaired, no matter how this older couple has tried. They do understand the wisdom of the statement, Now. . ."

Oh, how I wish I had this nugget.  Oh, how I would do things differently.  It makes me think of the scripture Joshua 1:8 "This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success." It also makes me think of Joseph after he received the dream.  He went out and told his father and siblings and well... they didn't like it very much.  We should live out this life bearing fruit and when others see that fruit and ask, that is when we share. 
We must meditate on the Torah and observe to do according to all that is written then we are successful.
It makes me question even writing this blog.  So please fully understand, don't take our word for it.  Be like the Bereans who searched the scriptures every day to see if what was being said lined up with the Word. 


Thursday, December 15, 2011

Update Revisited!

Well, earlier this year we thougt that we would move this blog and have one web page that included what we are learning, recipes, and then family life.  But we have come to the conclusion that maybe we would kind of keep it separate.  But we would link them through the different blogs.  That way if you are not interested in our family life or recipes well you know the drill.  Besides we really like our blog here.  If it ain't broke don't fix it. 


He Was A Carpenter

Wood and trees represent men in the bible(Ps 1:1-3; Jer 5:14). Yeshua, a man who worked in wood (representing humanity) and died on a tree took the fire of judgment upon himself for humanity’s sins.
Yeshua was a carpenter.


Monday, December 12, 2011

The Tabernacle of Moses

Right now I am studying the Tabernacle.  I have come to understand that everything that it is made up of is Yeshua.  Everything you see reveals Him and His salvation.  I came across these two scriptures:

Psalms 77:13 Thy way, O Elohim, is in the sanctuary: who is so great a Elohim as our Elohim?   
Psalms 73:17  Until I went into the sanctuary of Elohim; then understood I their end.

In the Hebrew their end


H310; the last or end, hence the future; also posterity: - (last, latter) end (time), hinder (utter) -most, length, posterity, remnant, residue, reward.
David went into the sanctuary and understood by looking around what was going to happen to the remnant in the end times.  Now that tells me that we need to be understanding the Sanctuary/Tabernacle of Moses and how it relates to Yeshua and the plan of Salvation for His people. 


Truth is coming out more and more!

All thought this woman at the time of this video still celebrates New Year's Eve. This video is so good to see that the Truth is coming out and on TV! What satan means for evil our Father can use for good.   My prayer is people will study this and not just turn there heads as you see people do in the audience.  This is how we started out.  We knew something was wrong with these holidays and after researching like she did, our Father has revealed over time, more and more Truth.  I hope she will continue to seek Truth.  Dr. Phil being of this world you can see tries to push her to mix worldy ways with His Ways.  May we all seek Him. 


Monday, December 5, 2011

Religious Institutions or the Truth

When Yeshua walked the earth, Truth did not come from the Religious Institutions of that day. Truth came from Yeshua and those that followed Him.  Our Father works in cycles.  Hmmmm.