Saturday, December 29, 2012

Do We Inherit Heaven or Earth?

"The concept of going to heaven as if it were our reward is clearly Greek/Roman/Western in origin and totally foreign to Hebraic thought and the Bible. The righteous will inherit the earth, albeit a new heaven and a new earth, nevertheless, the earth, not heaven."

When we, as Westerner’s, speak of salvation, we generally think of John 3:16. Furthermore, to the Western mind, salvation has the connotation of being saved from our sins so that we can go to heaven one day.
 Our concept of salvation is more intangible, ethereal and other worldly. The Hebraic view (and the scriptural view) of salvation is totally at odds with our current Western mindset. I will quote to you from Marvin Wilson's book, Our Father Abraham:
The Hebrew verb
yasha means "to save" or "to deliver," and the noun yeshua‘ah, "salvation," derives from it. In the Hebrew Bible, this verb is not used in the sense of "escape to heaven." Rather, a careful study of its many occurrences reveals that the main idea is "to liberate," "to deliver from evil," or "to free from oppression."

In most instances, salvation was wrought when Father YHVH defeated Israel's enemies, either directly or through human agents.



 Tony Robinson ~ http://restorationoftorah.org/WeeklyParsha/MBMVayechi.htm


Psalms 37:29 says "the righteous shall inherit the earth". Yeshua even said in Matthew 5:5 "the meek inherit the earth". No where in the scriptures does it ever say that we go to heaven.  In Revelation the word says a new Jerusalem comes down.  We receive a new heaven and earth,  but we live on earth.  Just like the Garden of Eden.  Elohim came to the Garden. 
Shalom!!!

Friday, December 14, 2012

New Moon Sighted 12/14/2012

New Moon sighted 4:54 pm in Israel *from Kefar Eldad by Yoel Halevi at 4:54pm;
*from Poriya Illit by Randy Boer, Arena Boer, and Jacob Boer at 5:05pm.

Thanks Nehemia Gordon

Shalom!!!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

To Walk As Yeshua Did Is To Keep Torah

keep this always in your mind
 
Yeshua was the Living Torah (John 1:14 the Word became flesh)  The Torah is YHWH's Instructions for Living.  Sin is the transgression of the Torah (law) 1 John 3:4.  What law?  The New Testament was not written down as it was happening.  It was written many many years later so the only Law that they could have been talking about was Torah. 
 
Shalom!!!
 
 We are either a servant of YHWH or of sin (John 8:34; Luke 16:13). One is an easy Master who gives true freedom (James 2:12; Matthew 11:30), the other is a hard master that restricts freedom. Because of what the Messiah did, we can make our choice between the two!

 
We become free from bondage by becoming a bondservant to YHWH! I guess that would make the opposite true as well... turning against YHWH and being free from Him results in you being in bondage~ Ken Rank.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Reading With The Right Eyes and Asking the Right Questions

Let's start reading with first-century eyes, shall we?  
Visit the @[181215415234353:274:Messianic Publications] Page for more!

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Bibles In Schools

Wow. This is powerful!

Sheep or A Goat?

 
 
Like and Share. Let's be praying for our preachers and pastors.
 

SHEEP learn and OBEY the COMMANDMENTS of our Creator ELohim.
GOATS do what THEY want, making excuses for their SIN, DISOBEDIENCE and REBELLION, falsely teaching, believing and claiming that the commandments were allegedly "done away with".

WHAT then did Messiah teach for 3-1/2 years?
Was it to OBEY the commandments because of our LOVE for Him
...
or allegedly HOW people could live WITHOUT the commandments and still be righteous?

Are you really a GOAT
( one who walks in your OWN ways )
yet still thinking that you are a SHEEP
( one who WALKS in the WAYS of YHWH ELohim )??

Your ETERNAL DESTINY is dependent on the right answer of HOW you live.
 
 
By Sandy Bruce

Monday, December 10, 2012

Daddy Come Home by The Yeshiva Boys Choir



 
Beautiful song.  Made me cry. 
 
Shalom!!!

Judaism Is In the Bible


It is not what you think though.  I keep hearing people say that Judaism is never mentioned in the Bible.  But that is incorrect. 

"For ye have heard of my conversation in time past in the Jews' religion (G2454), how that beyond measure I persecuted the church of God, and wasted it:  And profited in the Jews' religion (G2454) above many my equals in mine own nation, being more exceedingly zealous of the traditions of my fathers." (Gal 1:13-14)  Emphasis mine. 

Jews Religion G2454

Ἰουδαΐσμός
Ioudaismos
 
ee-oo-dah-is-mos'
 
From

G2450; "judaism", that is, the Jewish faith and usages: - Jews’ religion.


 The verse goes on to explain that he was exceedingly zealous of the tradtions of the fathers, Jews religion, Judaism.

Shalom!!!

Sunday, December 9, 2012

The Last 2,000 Years

I had always wondered where in the bible was it prophesied about the last 2,000 yrs.  But He reveals the end out of the beginning.  In this last torah portion we had, I learned that it is in the story of Joseph when he descends into Egypt in Genesis 39-41.  Joseph was rejected by his brothers and handed over to the Gentiles, so likewise, Yeshua was rejected by His brothers and handed over to the Romans. And why does Genesis 39-41 account for twenty years of Joseph’s life? Because YHWH  intended for us to understand its Messianic significance. Through this He teaches us that the Gentiles would know the Messiah as a Savior for 2000 years. During Joseph’s twenty-year exile from his family, all of his characteristics seemed to be Gentile—he spoke the Egyptian language, had an Egyptian name, dressed like an Egyptian and looked like an Egyptian. His brothers didn’t even recognize him when they were brought before him after twenty years of separation. So likewise, Yeshua is known throughout the Gentile world as Jesus. His transformation into a Gentile has been so complete that most non-Jewish believers do not even see Him as a Torah-observant Rabbi any more. Furthermore, His Jewish brothers even see Him as a Gentile false God. Yeshua's words seem truer more ever day that I study the Torah.

"For if you believed Moses, you would believe Me; for he wrote about Me" (John 5:46)
 
Shalom!!!
 
 
Thanks~Restoration of Torah

Thursday, November 15, 2012

New Moon 11/15/2012

The new moon on November 15, 2012 from Kefar Eldad photographed by Yoel of @[277694812286028:274:Hebrew in Israel].
 
New Moon sighted in Israel. 
 
Pic by Yoel from Hebrew in Israel.
 
Shalom!!!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Skulls and Bones

dress-skull-1
 A couple of weeks ago my daughter and I were shopping and I wanted to take a look at the scarves.  As I was walking up I saw this really pretty scarf.  But I got sidetracked by my daughter and we got to looking at other things and when I came back to the scarves I got to looking at the one I first saw and when I looked at it up close it had skulls on it.  Ewwww!  Why would someone want to wear that?  And this dress?  Why?   I know skulls and bones have been around forever.  But they were worn by the rough crowd and tatooed on arms.  But now you cna see them in jewelry and clothing for everyone.  It just baffles me.    Skulls and bones mean death.  When you study Torah the Israelites were put out of the camp because of sickness that was connected to death.  Women were to be separated during their time of the month.  Loss of blood is loss of life.  And now people are wearing more and more these symbols of death.  I will never forget the day I went to visit a friend of mine.  It was around halloween and my friend had a skeleton hanging up in her dining room.  When you finally see these things with open eyes.  I just hung my head and told Him I was sorry for ever taking part in this horrible holiday.  As always I pray more and more people will have their eyes opened to His wonderful truth. 
 
Shalom!!!

Skulls, cross, hamsa all pagan!

Monday, October 29, 2012

Grinding Down of America

I don't know how long this movie will be available but it is a must watch.  Check it out here!http://vimeo.com/52009124
 
Shalom!!!

Churches Celebrating Halloween

I remember as a kid growing up in christianity that the church had nothing to do with Halloween and it was frowned upon but everyone still did it.  Now churches are taking part.  Before we left the church we had also taken part of the Hallelujah celebration. But it always bothered me but was pushed by our pastor that we must be involved.  But Chip and I finally just stop helping and then we left the church all together.  Now when I look at this video it is just so eye opening. 


Be Blessed and pray so that many eyes will be opened and they too can come out!

Shalom!!!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Why I Dislike Living in Spiritual Egypt #7

Have you seen the new Walgreens commercial?  A lady in a robe is in her kitchen and you can tell she is not feeling well.  So, she is putting all kind of healthy foods into a blender to drink it.  Stuff like orange juice, ginger, green veggies, chicken noodle soup, etc.  You get the idea.  She blends it and of course turns out to be green and she never drinks it. While she is turning her nose up at it the narrator is talking bad about health foods she is using or her friends might have suggested.  Like we shouldn't use healthy foods to get better but tells us that we need to go into Walgreens because they know what you need.  And next thing you know they are showing two people talking about over the counter medicines down the medicine aisle in Walgreens. Like some cough medicine or pain killer will do the job.   UGH!!!  Really?!?

I will take a glass of unpasturized O.J.
or chicken noodle soup


or ginger in honey with lemon and garlic anyday



 


 over this stuff!!!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

How Do We Overcome?

All my years going to church and reading/studying my bible my question was how do we overcome?  I would read over and over again how we are overcomers through Christ. Because He overcame we are now overcomers through Him.  Huh?  What does all that mean?  How do we overcome? I would like to share something with you all that I just come into understanding*.  We all know we sinned by turning away from our Creator and His Torah. We just seem to have this draw to the world and its worldly ways. And we have to learn to say "no".  But how? We now know that Yeshua died so we could be forgiven and be brought back in the fold and we now walk in Torah because that is what He expects of His bride/children. But here is just a little more understanding on this.  In Genesis 6:5 before the flood and in 8:21 after the flood the word says
6:5 "And Elohim saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually."

8:21"And the LORD smelled a sweet savour; and the LORD said in his heart, I will not again curse the ground any more for man's sake; for the imagination of man's heart is evil from his youth; neither will I again smite any more every thing living, as I have done."
The word imagination in Hebrew is yetser as in inclination which is from the word yatsar to create and is the biblical way to say nature.  As in it is "his nature to do wrong"  or "the nature of man's heart is evil from his youth" A natural tendency to want to do evil.  But YHVH has given us Torah and we are to walk with our Elohim. Torah is the Instruction on how to overcome that evil nature that we have.  Our nature is to steal, covet, lie, cheat, etc., just to do something bad.  The Instructions that He gave us is the guidelines so we can walk with Him.  It is how we overcome. The Do's and the don'ts.  Our guidelines, our Instructions, Torah.    Amein!




 Shalom!!!
 
 
 
*Thanks to Nehemia Gordon!

Nehemia Gordon Interview on In The Last Days TV Programme 24


In The Last Days TV Programme 24 - Nathalie Blackham interviews Nehemia Gordon about his  book 'Shattering The Conspiracy of Silence - The Hebrew Power of The Priestly Blessing Unleashed'. Nehemia talks about his experience on Mount Sinai, his discovery of the name of G-d, his experience of 911, visiting the 911 Chapel in New York and the priestly blessing. For more information about Nehemiah Gordon and the book visit: http://www.nehemiaswall.com/

 

 
Shalom!!!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

New Moon Sighted 11/17/2012

From Nehemia Gordon on Facebook New Moon sighted by Yoel HaLevi at 5:26 pm Israel time.
Photo
Shalom!

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Oprah Winfrey: Jesus Did Not Come To Die On The Cross



 
Still like Oprah Winfrey now?  I know people who just love her.  Really???  They follow her like she is some god or idol.  Scary.  She has a life coaching class that people can take.  How about put that out of your life and just read Torah and let that be your Instructions for Life?  How about come to YHVH and let Him be King, and Saviour?  There is only one Way to our Father and that is Yeshua and what He did on the Cross.  He saved us from our Apostacy from YHVH, from Torah.  So, now we can be His Bride.  So after learning the truth about what she believes can you honestly continue to support/follow her? 
 
Shalom!!!

Tzitz and Tzitzit

This is from Hebrew in Israel on Facebook~

"I was reading a book about the book of Leviticus and read an interesting idea. The writer was going over the different messages of the book and pointed out the verse “You will be to me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation” (Exodus 19:6) and went on comparing Israel to the priests. One of the ideas he mentioned is the parallel between the gold plate on the forehead of the high priest called in Hebrew Tsits, and the Tsitsit. Notice how the words sound the same? Any how he drew a parallel that both items have a blue thread in them!!! Isn’t that interesting?!"

Comment from a Karen Polcsik

"According to the Artscroll "The Mishkan" book, "Wide turquoise ribbons were looped through the slots of the headpiece (Tzitz). The ribbons along each side went around to the back of the Kohen Gadol's head. The ends of the ribbons would be tied at the base of the Kohen Gadol's head." 


Very Interesting!!!

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Yom Kippur, The Day of Coverture?

I would like to share something with you all about Yom Kippur that might give a little more understanding about what happened when Yeshua was crucified and how he partly fulfilled the Day of Atonement.  This is from a gentleman named Ken Rank.  This is in his own words.

" A couple of years ago our Saturday morning bible study began the task of trying to define Kippur, as in Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. The picture being created in this Feast (see Lev. 23:27-32 and 16:7-26) does not align to how Kippur is generally taught within Christianity. The idea is that Yehoshua (Jesus) has taken on our sin in a manner depicted by the picture seen in the scapegoat. This bridges the gap between us and the Father making us “at one with” Him, where we were once separated because of sin. Tyndale when translating his bible in 1534, created the word “atonement” from the idea of being “at one with” God. Hence the “Day of Atonement” comes from that translation.

 Most lexicons however, define Kippur as “to cover” or “a covering.” The idea being taught then is that we are covered by Messiah’s shed blood and our sins are forgiven. Some teachings take this to the degree of saying that “Messiah’s blood is so opaque, God can’t see our sin thus we are covered.” Well, we have a problem; God is all knowing and all seeing so how then can He not see through blood? We can’t hide anything from Him; we aren’t going to sneak something passed him. Nothing is so opaque that God can’t see through it, unless He is not all seeing! There is, of course, another issue here and that is in the understanding of what was his blood was shed for. He stated, “This is my blood of the new covenant which is shed for many for the remission of sins.” (Matt. 26:28) The word for remission is aphesis, which means freedom, a pardon, a freeing from bondage.  When you take this Greek word back into the LXX, and then see where and how it is used in the underlying Hebrew, I believe you will see that how the word is used as compared to how it is commonly taught, differ to enough of a degree that we do not get the proper picture by reading this word only in English.

 Maybe you can now see why we took this up as a topic of study; there are clearly issues here that need to be reconciled. The Feasts point at and teach us about the work of Messiah. If Yehoshua is Messiah, then the work he has done should be in line, the fulfillment of the pictures which prophesied of his coming, with the work he did at his first coming. Meaning, the spring Feasts speak “primarily” about his first coming. The fall feasts, of which Kippur is one, speak “primarily” about his return. The work he will do in fulfilling the pictures given to us about Kippur must remain in line with those very pictures. And the idea that his shed blood covered us in a blanket of red that God cannot see through, again, does not stand in harmony with an all knowing - all seeing God. Besides, in general, the fall Feasts have not been fulfilled. Trying to derive a complete picture concerning this fall Feast from his first coming is not possible. Aspects of his first coming will be applied to a day like Kippur, but the main emphasis of that work is yet to come.

 After a month of Saturdays we could not pull this together. We finally decided to take a break and cover some other areas we wanted to get into. One of our elders (Frank Houtz, http://www.drybonesrestorationcompany.com/) had a hunch one afternoon, a hunch that led him to our public library. There he found an older Law Dictionary and looked up a word I personally had never heard of, coverture. Sure enough, there it was, preserved in a form that answered our questions.  Older is the key seeing the Woman’s Right’s Movement had this law changed. It is no longer defined in the manner it once was. Here is a comment based on the older definition of “coverture:”

 "By marriage, the husband and wife are one person in law, that is, the very being or legal existence of the woman is suspended during the marriage, or at least is incorporated and consolidated into that of the husband: under whose wing, protection, and cover, she performs everything; and is therefore called in our law-french a 'feme-covert,' ...and her condition during her marriage is called her coverture." (Blackstone Commentaries, 442)

 The idea here is that a wife is under the legal umbrella of her husband. When this law was written, if a wife was caught stealing, her husband had to answer for her in court. In other words, when it comes to being prosecutable, the buck stopped with the husband. He answered for her crimes. How is this related to Kippur? The word is defined as “covering,” but it isn’t a blanket that God can’t see through, it is a legal term defining the man as head of his home, of his bride. Israel is the bride of Messiah, she is guilty, she has whored around and committed all manner of sin… but the husband has already answered for her crimes. Sin has not been removed yet, but the work is done and Messiah now acts as advocate, as counselor, (notice the additional legal terms also found in scripture to describe his current work) before the Father. On that Yom Kippur after he returns, he will once and for all remove the sins from his bride and cast it from whence it came, onto Azazel. We will then be pure and spotless, with Torah written forever on the mind and heart.

 Peace to you.

 Ken"


                                                                Shalom!!!

Torah Pearls of the HafTorah

My husband and I have really just started to listen to Torah Pearls every week on Truth2u.org.  I have known about them for sometime but being a wife and a mom and trying to unlearn,  then learn and play catch up takes up alot of my time.  We really enjoy listening to Jono, Keith and Nehemia as they read through the Torah Portions for each week.   I love it.  It is true Torah Pearls. As they read along you get the understanding from a Jewish man (Nehemia Gordon) and two Torah, Hebrew Roots believers (Keith Johnson and Jono Vandor) or whatever we like to call ourselves.  And even though they are coming to a close as they have been doing it for a year they have now decided to to the HafTorah.  Woo Hoo!  Oh, but good news the Torah pearls from the past year are all on the website so you can go and listen to them anytime.  I am so excited about this. Thank you YHWH. What wonderful understanding our Father is giving us. 

 
 
 



Shalom!!!

Sunday, September 23, 2012

IN LESS THAN 1 HOUR, WORLDWIDE JEWISH PRAYER FOR PEACE WITH MASHIACH (S...


It is almost 10 am here in Virginia.  This is so exciting.  We will pray with the Jews asking for Mashiach to come.  We will all pray as One Man.  Blessings.





 THE PRAYER IN YOUR LANGUAGE:

תפילת עברית
...
" ריבונו של עולם,
אנו בני ישראל מבקשים שמשיח צדקנו יגאל אותנו עכשיו מהגלות ברחמים, לשים סוף לכל סבל, לגלות את שמך ולהביא שלום לעולם."

Phonetic (English)
"Ribono shel olam,
Anu, Benei Israel, mevakshim shemashiach tsidkenu yagel otanu achshav mehagalut berachamim, lessim sof lechol sevel, legalut et shemcha ulehaviya shalom leolam."

English Prayer
"Master of the Universe,
We, the children of Israel, ask you for Mashiach to redeem us , now and with mercy, from exile and all suffering, to reveal your Name in the world and to bring peace."

Prière en français
"Maître de l'Univers,
Nous les enfants d'Israël te demandons Mashiach, maintenant et avec miséricorde, afin de nous délivrer de cet exil et de nos souffrances, de révéler ton Nom dans ce monde et d'y amener la paix."

Oración españolas
"Maestro del Universo,
Nosotros, los hijos de Israel,
Suplicamos por Mashíaj, para redimirnos ahora y con misericordia, del exilio y el sufrimiento de todo, para revelar su nombre y apellidos en el mundo y traer la paz".

Preghiera italiana
"Ribono scell' Olam,
Noi, i figli d'Israele,
Ti preghiamo a mandarci Moshiach,
Adesso e con misericordia, per salvarci dall'esilio e da tutte le sofferenze, per manifestare il Tuo Nome in tutto il mondo, e per portarci la pace"

Phonetic (French)
"Ribono chel Olam,
Anou, Bnei Israel, mevakchim chemachia'h tsidkenou yagel otanou akhchav mehagalout berakhamim lessim sof lekhol sevel, legalout ète chemkha oulehaviya chalom leolam."

Молитва в России
"Господин Вселенной!
Мы, народ Израиля
Просим тебя послать нам Машиаха,
который бы вывел нас вскорости и с
милосердием из галута и избавил нас от
страданий и открыл Имя Твое миру и принес мир."

Oração em Português
"Mestre do Universo,
Nós, os filhos de Israel,
pedimos por Mashiach para nos redimir,
neste momento e com misericórdia,
do exílio e de todo o tipo de sofrimento,
para revelar o teu Nome no mundo
e para trazer a paz.""
 
Shalom!!!

Saturday, September 22, 2012

A Little Bit of Humor for Yom Kippur


A house painter who deeply regretted stealing from his clients by diluting the paint, but charging full price.  He poured out his heart on Yom Kippur hoping for Divine direction.  A booming voice comes from Heaven and decrees, "Repaint, repaint ... and thin no more!"  Yom Kippur begins Wednesday evening, September 26th if you follow the New Moon sighting in Israel. Yom Kippur is  The Day of Atonement.  "Atonement" is a conjunctive of "At One-ment" -- of reconnecting, strengthening the relationship with the Almighty, the reconciliation of the Almighty with each of us. 


Shalom!!!
 
 
 
From:   Shalom Weekly 

Thursday, September 20, 2012

"Well, He knows my heart"

Have you ever come across this before.  I have and it saddens me.  This is a reminder to me to make sure I am in the right place with my Creator. 


 
 
 
Shalom!!!

Haftorah Explained

Every Shabbat after reading the Torah there is a Jewish custom to read a portion from the prophets, this section is called Ha-ph-tarah הפטרה. The root of the word is פ.ט.ר and in the context it is used means to dismiss. The reason this custom has such a name can be explained in two ways, but first the history:
The origin of the custom (though one can argue differently)has to do with a Greek decree that forbid the Jews from reading the Torah. The trick was to choose a section from the prophets that had similar ideas to the weekly portion and read it; if any Greek official would have caught them they would show it was not a Torah (Abudraham Shabbat morning service). Knowing this history we can say one of the two things about this name:
1. That they were dismissed from reading the Torah and could read the prophets instead.
After this Greek decree had been canceled Jews did not want to undo the custom (which was based on a Taqanah- constitution of the elders) and kept on reading from the prophets after the Torah. Knowing this we can say the second thing about this name:
2. It meant that this was a respectful dismissal of the Torah reading, meaning not just ending the reading with out some thing in-between.
Some Jewish sources also state that there was a custom to read from the writings in the midday service on Shabbat after the short Torah reading. This custom is assumed to have been kept in the land of Israel and Persia.


From: Hebrew in Israel


Shalom!!!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Shattering the Conspiracy of Silence: The Hebrew Power of the Priestly Blessings

Shattering the Conspiracy of Silence
Nehemia Gordon's search for answers leads him to uncover an age-old conspiracy of silence surrounding the Priestly Blessing.

 
This book is so good I couldn't hardly put it down.  I wouldn't have had my husband wanted to read it also.  A must read!!!  You can order it here.

 


 
Shalom!!!
 

Spiritual Fruit!

Photo: Let's be fruitful -- there's already enough nuttiness out there!

Visit the Messianic Publications Page for more.
Let's be fruitful -- there's already enough nuttiness out there!


Hahahahaha!!!

 
From:  Messianic Publications

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

New Moon Testimony from the Israeli-Egyptian Border

                      


 
Such exciting Times!!!
 
Shalom!

Monday, September 17, 2012

New Moon Sighted September 17th, 2012

Per Nehemia Gordon "New moon sighted by multiple observers from Israel. Sighted from Mt Yoash at 6:54pm". (Jeruslaem time)

 
        Photo: The new moon of Yom Teruah sighted on September 17, 2012 from Sderot. Photo by Paola Manuccci. This witness in the heavens to our heavenly Father's sacred time appeared over Sderot, the town in southern Israel, which has been under persistent rocket attack by Arab terrorists for over ten years. It is also a celestial witness to God's continuing covenant with His people Israel, as it is written: 

Jer. 31:35  Thus says Yehovah, who gives the sun for a light by day, the ordinances of the moon and the stars for a light by night, who disturbs the sea, and its waves roar (Yehovah of hosts is His name): 
Jer. 31:36  "If those ordinances depart  From before Me, says Yehovah,  Then the seed of Israel shall also cease  from being a nation before Me forever."
 
 

The new moon of Yom Teruah sighted on September 17, 2012 from Sderot. Photo by Paola Manuccci. This witness in the heavens to our heavenly Father's sacred time appeared over Sderot, the town in southern Israel, which has been under persistent rocket attack by Arab terrorists for over ten years. It is also a celestial witness to God's continuing covenant with His people Israel, as it is written:

Jer. 31:35 Thus says Yehovah, who gives the sun for a light by day, the ordinances of the moon and the stars for a light by night, who disturbs the sea, and its waves roar (Yehovah of hosts is His name):
Jer. 31:36 "If those ordinances depart From before Me, says Yehovah, Then the seed of Israel shall also cease from being a nation before Me forever."





 Photo: The new moon of Yom Teruah sighted on September 17, 2012 from Jerusalem. Photo by Victor Marquis.
 
The new moon of Yom Teruah sighted on September 17, 2012 from Jerusalem. Photo by Victor Marquis.
The new moon of Yom Teruah sighted on September 17, 2012 from Mount Yoash in the Eilat Mountains at 7:08pm. Photo by Nehemia Gordon.
 
 
Shalom!!!

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Feast of Trumpets

 
 
Waiting to hear form Nehemia Gordon and Keith Johnson on Facebook or Twitter.  They are sighting the New Moon in Israel Monday night.  
 
 
 
 
Shalom!!!



~Update 11:21 am Sunday ~

They have arrived in Israel.



~Update 8:25 am Monday~
 
They are on their way to Eliat.  We should know in 3.5 hours or so.  Here is a picture of them.  Apparently they are headed into a very dangerous area to do this.  Mr. Gordon posted from Twitter that Mount Hezekiah was closed by the Military.  We keep waiting for confirmation of Yom Turah!
 
 
Driving past Lot's wife to Eliat! 


Shalom!!!


 

Saturday, September 15, 2012

When Will We Learn Torah?



Deu 31:10-12
"And Moses commanded them, saying, At the end of every seven years, in the solemnity of the year of release, in the feast of tabernacles, When all Israel is come to appear before the YHWH thy Elohim in the place which he shall choose, thou shalt read this law before all Israel in their hearing. Gather the people together, men, and women, and children, and thy stranger that is within thy gates, that they may hear, and that they may learn, and fear the YHWH your Elohim, and observe to do all the words of this law:"

When Yeshua returns as King and we celebrate Feast of Tabernacles, He will teach us the Torah so we may hear, learn and fear YHWH our Elohim and observe to do all the words of the Torah.  For the Torah of Adonai will go forth from Zion. 

Shalom!!!

from: http://restorationoftorah.org/WeeklyParsha/MBMNitzavimVayeilekh.pdf

Monday, September 10, 2012

A Different Perspective on Being Set Apart

As mentioned in 2 Corinthians 4:4, satan is known as the 'god of this world'. Yet another reason not to conform to it, and lust after the desires of this world.~  from Be Set Apart From This World on facebook. 

Saturday, September 8, 2012

The Power of Shabbat

Several weeks ago as my family sat down for a Shabbat dinner after a long week, all I could see and hear were the smiling faces and laughter filling the air as we indulged ourselves in one of Mrs. Pindell's miraculous meals.  We had embarked yet again on that moment of the week when the 5 of us could take a deep breath and enjoy the company of being a family.  I know most of you will agree that a family dinner is something special, when everyone shows up at the same time and partakes in a meal.  While we generally have family dinners together, there is always something special, something greater, at the one that approachs on Friday evenings, its as if the whole atmosphere changes.

Beyond the usual splendor of the meal itself, there just always seems to be a spirtiual fulfillment in taking part in something our Father sanctified and set apart, not for him by the way, but for us. 

     Mark 2:27: 'And he said unto them, the sabbath was made for man, and not man for the sabbath'. 

So there we were, sitting together as a family, smiling, laughing and enjoying each others company.  To add to the moment in the midst of our conversation, our oldest tells me he has learned a lot of things from me.  It really took me back for a minute and really made me see just how mature our children were becoming.  I mean come on, how often does a teenage boy tell his dad he's learned a thing or two from him.

Sabbath is a time to re-connect with each other, discuss the week that happend, look forward to the week ahead, but most important take part in the moment where our Father has made his presence known to us and we can all be there together.  I think our Father knew a thing or two about Sabbath when He instituted it, and I think as you learn the importance of it, you'll see greater richness and blessings in the family that surrounds you.

Praise YEHOVAH!!!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Jim Staley - Sukkot

 
The Feast of Tabernacles, Sukkot, will be here before we know it and I am so excited.  I so look forward to the Holy Days.  Here is a great teaching from Jim Staley. 
 

 
Blessings!!!

What Makes Yom Teruah Beautiful

                  
 

 
Yom Teruah is just a few days away.  Judah calls this Holy Day Rosh Hoshanah, the new year.  A lot of people have said it is incorrect to call it that.  But Rosh Hoshanah, Yom Teruah, is when Yeshua is to return and send the angels to gather His elect from the four corners.  He goes on to say but of the day or hour no man knows but our Father in heaven.  That is a hebrew idiom for Yom Teruah.  But I do have to say that when Yeshua returns, does that not start a new year?  The Millennium reign, the seventh year, that Sabbath of 1000 yrs to reign with our Messiah? Maybe it is a new year in a sense?!
Enjoy the video!
 
Shalom!!!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Orthodox Rabbi Reveals Name of Messiah,"Yehoshua" or "Yeshua"

  



The letter J has only been around for about 500 years.  So, Jesus is a transliteration of Yeshua so the english is really Joshua.  Just like Joshua or Yehoshua, in the Hebrew, brought the Israelites in so will Yeshua bring us in. 
 
Shalom!!!

The Hebrew Yeshua vs. the Greek Jesus by Nehemia Gordon




 
Blessings!!!

Monday, August 20, 2012

Why Hasn't the Temple Been Rebuilt?

For years I understood that we should have nothing to do with a new temple being built, if it was to  happen. "We are now the temple so not needed", I was told.  But hold on.  Where will He officiate from? He will reign for a thousand years.  I don't think He is going to be renting office space in downtown Jerusalem. You know? So, that means at sometime it will be built.  And yes, it will be done by Him when He returns.  How do I know that?

Zec 6:12-15  “And speak unto him, saying, Thus speaketh the YHWH of hosts, saying, Behold the man whose name is The BRANCH; and he shall grow up out of his place, and he shall build the temple of the YHWH:  Even he shall build the temple of the YHWH; and he shall bear the glory, and shall sit and rule upon his throne; and he shall be a priest upon his throne: and the counsel of peace shall be between them both.  And the crowns shall be to Helem, and to Tobijah, and to Jedaiah, and to Hen the son of Zephaniah, for a memorial in the temple of the YHWH.  And they that are far off shall come and build in the temple of the YHWH, and ye shall know that the YHWH of hosts hath sent me unto you. And this shall come to pass, if ye will diligently obey the voice of the YHWH your Elohim.”

Another reason why the temple can't be built yet is that it can only be built during a time of Peace.  Remember, David couldn't build it because he was a man of war, 1 Kings 5:3-4. But to Solomon He had been given rest on every side.  There was peace. The sages of Israel teach that the story of the wells is the story of the three Temples. Just as the first two wells were built amidst strife and conflict with Isaac’s neighbors, Israel’s neighbors eventually destroyed the first two Temples! The third well, which was characterized by peace between Isaac and his neighbors, is similar to the third Temple, which will be built when Messiah comes. It will be built at a time when Israel is at peace with her neighbors and it will not be destroyed. (excerpt taken from http://restorationoftorah.org/WeeklyParsha/MBMReeh.pdf)

Another reason is the return of the ten tribes.  It is known among the Jews that they need all the children there in Israel for this to happen.  I came across an interesting article at www.beingjewish.com where the gentleman said that the return of the ten tribes is a part of the Final Redemption. You can read the entire article here. Check it out!  


To The Jew First: A Christian Version




Slowly but surely people are seeing.  Interesting!!!

New Moon Sighted August 19,2012

Nehemiah Gordon, our Israeli friend, reports the New Moon sited in Israel today, August 19th at 7:37pm. Even though the Jewish Calendar has today as the 1st of Elul, the 6th month of the year, in terms of actually "sighting" the moon the month begins tonight. You can find photos on his Facebook site.

In the early 1990s David Horowitz, founder of United Israel World Union (see unitedisrael.org) urged all those who share the common cause of love of YHVH, Torah, and the prophetic hope of the re-gathering of the "lost" tribes of Israel with Judah unite once a month, whenever the New Moon falls according to the standard Jewish Calendar, in praying together a special Prayer for Redemption. He saw it as a fulfillment of the Prophetic call found in both Zechariah and Malachi, both of whom spoke to the returning Exiles: Turn to Me and I will turn to you!  Those of you who know him know that he so often quoted this verse. 

The following prayer for the New Moon was drawn from various texts of the Hebrew Bible:

God of gods, Lord of lords, the Great, the Mighty, the Awesome, whose Name alone is YHVH, the Eternal God of Hosts, God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, Our Father, we fervently call upon You.

Ah Lord God, we are but dust and ashes!  We are ashamed and embarrassed to lift our faces to You, for our iniquities have risen above our heads, and our guilt has grown even to the heavens.  It is not on account of our own righteousness that we offer these supplications before You, but on account of Your great compassion. What are we?  What is our life?  What is our goodness?  What is our righteousness?  What is our strength?  In Your presence, Oh God, we are as nothing.

Yet You have declared Yourself merciful and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in lovingkindness and faithfulness.  You made the heavens and the earth by Your great power and by Your outstretched arm.  Nothing is too difficult for You.  You are the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, keeping covenant forever, showing mercy to thousands who fear Your Name and keep Your Commandments.  Now for a brief moment you have shown grace to us in leaving an escaped remnant who sigh and cry over all the sins of Israel and the nations.

You have declared, YHVH, our God, RETURN TO ME, AND I WILL RETURN TO YOU.  We do RETURN O God!  We fervently call upon You, we cry out to You, to SEND THE REDEEMER, to regather the lost sheep of all Israel, to crush the evil ways of the wicked.  We long for that day when the Torah will go forth from Zion to all the nations, when darkness will flee away, when the veil will be removed from all Israel and the nations, when the saints of the Most High will receive the Kingdom, when You will destroy the destroyers of the earth, when wars will be forever abolished, when justice and righteousness will fill the earth as the waters cover the sea, when “YHVH will be King over all the earth, and His Name One.”

Oh YHVH our God, God of Abraham Your friend, we call upon You together on this day, at this hour.  Oh YHVH hear!  Oh YHVH forgive!  Oh YHVH hearken and act!  Oh YHVH delay not!  For Your sake and for Zion, and for Your people, and for all humankind.  In the appointed TIME you will hasten it, for it will certainly come, it will not delay.  We bow the knee, we sigh and cry, we turn to You, YHVH, our Rock and our Redeemer.  Hear our prayer!

Reading and Meditation:

Zechariah 1:2-4
Malachi 3:16-24 (Hebrew)

Daniel 9:1-19; chapters 2 & 7

Ezra 9:5-15


We invite all of you who are so moved to join us in this prayer this evening (August 19/20) whenever it fits your schedule as the sun sets and the "evening and the morning" bring Day 1.






The new moon on August 19, 2012 sighted from Kfar Eldad at 7:40pm. Photo by Yoel Halevi of Hebrew in Israel.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Statutes and Judgements, What are They?


When we read these words in english we generally pass over them.
The word statutes is translated from the Hebrew word, chukim —the singular is chok. Some versions of the Bible translate this word as statutes, or decrees.  What are statutes (chukim)? Statutes are laws from the Holy One that are constant and never change.  Jeremiah 31:35-36 "Thus saith the YHWH, which giveth the sun for a light by day, and the ordinances of the moon and of the stars for a light by night, which divideth the sea when the waves thereof roar; The YHWH of hosts is his name:
If those ordinances depart from before me, saith the YHWH, then the seed of Israel also shall cease from being a nation before me for ever."

 The word ordinances is actually derived from the Hebrew word chok. These verses capture the true essence of chukim. Chukim are statutes that will never pass away. They are constant and as predictable as the laws of nature governing the movement of the heavenly bodies. Did you know that the Holy Days—Mo'edim—are referred to as chukim in Leviticus 23? Now that you know the Scriptural definition of a chok, if someone said to you, "The Biblical Holy Days were only valid until the death and resurrection of Yeshua," what should your response be? Not True.  The Moedim are instructions defined in the Torah as Chukim, which are statutes that will never pass away. They are constant and predictable as the of nature governing the movement of the heavenly bodies.  Therefore the Moedim could not have passed away with the death and resurrection of Yeshua. 


The word judgments is translated from the Hebrew word mishpatim. Some versions of the Bible translate this word as judgments, ordinances or laws.  What are judgments (mishpatim)? A judgment (mishpat) is a decision/judgment that must be made between two claims.

The word commandments is translated from the Hebrew word mitzvot--the singular is mitzvah.

Deut. 11:26-32 "Behold, I set before you this day a blessing and a curse; A blessing, if ye obey the commandments of the YHWH your Elohim, which I command you this day: And a curse, if ye will not obey the commandments of the YHWH your Elohim, but turn aside out of the way which I command you this day, to go after other gods, which ye have not known. And it shall come to pass, when the YHWH thy Elohim hath brought thee in unto the land whither thou goest to possess it, that thou shalt put the blessing upon mount Gerizim, and the curse upon mount Ebal. Are they not on the other side Jordan, by the way where the sun goeth down, in the land of the Canaanites, which dwell in the champaign over against Gilgal, beside the plains of Moreh? For ye shall pass over Jordan to go in to possess the land which the YHWH your Elohim giveth you, and ye shall possess it, and dwell therein. And ye shall observe to do all the statutes and judgments which I set before you this day. "
What is the main understanding of Deut. 11:26-32? Those who obey the commandments (mizvot), the statutes (chukim) and the judgments (mishpatim) will receive the blessing. Those who do not obey will receive the curse.

The primary function/purpose of the Torah is to bring LIFE to those who obey it and that those who disobey the Torah will receive DEATH. This verse continues that theme. Obedience or lack of obedience to the Torah is a matter of LIFE AND DEATH!


Great explanation on statutes, judgements and commandments from Restoration of Torah, http://restorationoftorah.org/WeeklyParsha/MBMReeh.pdf


Blessings!!!

Set Thee Up Great Stones

In Deut.  11:29 YHVH commands Israel to make a memorial of an altar and a plaster engraving of the laws upon Mt.Gerizaim and Mt. Ebal. In Deut. 27:2-3  "And it shall be on the day when ye shall pass over Jordan unto the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee, that thou shalt set thee up great stones, and plaister them with plaister: And thou shalt write upon them all the words of this law."

 On Mount Ebal in the West Bank archaeologist Adam Zertal (pointing) believes he has found the altar that Joshua built on Moses instructions a finding that other archaeologists have  challenged. (Israeli soldiers look out for Palestinian snipers.)

In 1980 this site was rediscovered by Israeli archaeologist, Adam Zertal. He found a large rectangular structure about the size of house that was built of large uncut stones with ashes and animal bones from only kosher animals..  You can read the whole article here.

Enjoy!!!

Sunday, August 12, 2012

A Pinnacle of the Temple

The SouthWest Corner of the Temple Mount

I had always wondered as a child what was the pinnacle of the temple.  I guess I had thought it looked like a steeple. I know, kinda stupid.  But this Torah Portion in the Brit Hadasha took us to Matthew 4:5 where the devil takes Yeshua up to the Holy City Jerusalem and setteth Him on a Pinnacle of the Temple.  Well, there it is, a Pinnacle of the Temple. 

Shalom!!!

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Difficult Verses

Passion For Truth Ministries has done a great job of explaining difficult verses.  Check it out here.  Like 1 Timothy 4:1-5 about Forbidding Marriage and Abstaining from Certain Foods to Wrestling with the Words of Paul.  Maybe it will help you get a better understanding instead of what we were all taught in church. 

Shalom!!!

Forgetting Adonai



Deu 8:11 "Beware that thou forget not the YHWH thy Elohim, in not keeping his commandments, and his judgments, and his statutes, which I command thee this day:"

Interesting that Moses tells the Israelites that He says that forgetting YHWH is equated with not keeping His Torah!  Hmmm!

Let us not forget Him and love Him as He has loved us. He is faithful to His Covenant as we should be also. 

Shalom!!!


Thursday, August 9, 2012

800yr Old Jewish Toilet Found in Germany


This is kinda funny.  Ancient Jewish toilet found in Germany.  It was found in December 2011 and is probably the oldest Jewish toilet ever found.  You can read the whole article at Aliyah Magazine.




Inscription says, “This is the window through which feces are going to get out.” 

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Recompense Before Reward


Isa 40:10 "Behold, the Lord GOD will come with strong hand, and his arm shall rule for him: behold, his reward is with him, and his work before him."
 
Isaiah 40:10 states that Adonai will come with reward (for righteousness) and recompense (for unrighteousness). The recompense comes BEFORE the reward! In the Torah portion, recompense (the plague) came before the reward (land inheritance).

 A correction to Am Yisrael's behavior in the incident with Moab/Midyan in Numbers 25. In other words, the judgment of Am Yisrael, the plague and correction (Numbers 26:1-30:17) needed to occur before He was able to use them as instruments of His righteous indignation. How could He use a sinful Israel to judge the heathen.


It had always been Adonai's plan to judge the nations of Canaan because of their sin. This is clearly taught in Genesis 15:13-16. What was not revealed previously was that Am Yisrael would be the instruments of His wrath. Considering Adonai is judging the nations of Canaan because of their multitude of sins, would it be appropriate for Him to judge them with Israel if Israel is just as sinful? Of course not. Therefore, the judgment against Midyan will not occur until Adonai first cleans up Israel.
Scripture states that judgment begins in the Adonai's house first. Then he deals with the sinners.

1Pe 4:17 "For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of Elohim: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?" 

I believe Peter is quoting from Ezekiel.

Eze 9:3-6 "And the glory of the Elohim of Israel was gone up from the cherub, whereupon he was, to the threshold of the house. And he called to the man clothed with linen, which had the writer's inkhorn by his side; And the YHWH said unto him, Go through the midst of the city, through the midst of Jerusalem, and set a mark upon the foreheads of the men that sigh and that cry for all the abominations that be done in the midst thereof. And to the others he said in mine hearing, Go ye after him through the city, and smite: let not your eye spare, neither have ye pity: Slay utterly old and young, both maids, and little children, and women: but come not near any man upon whom is the mark; and begin at my sanctuary. Then they began at the ancient men which were before the house."
He began at the Sanctuary.  He is getting His house in order.  Can we not see that is what He is doing this day?   We need to get our house in order. 

Shalom!!!

July 2012 Hottest Month on Record

July 2012 surpasses the previous record hottest month set in July 1936 during the Dust Bowl.  You can see the full article at weather.com below.

http://www.weather.com/news/noaa-report-july-20120808

Shalom!!!

Friday, July 27, 2012

9th of Av


On the 9th of Av throughout history many tragedies befell the Israelites/Jewish people, including:

  1. The incident of the spies slandering the land of Israel with the subsequent decree to wander the desert for 40 years.
  2. The destruction of the first Temple in Jerusalem by Nevuchadnetzar, King of Babylon in 423 BCE.
  3. The destruction of the Second Temple in Jerusalem by the Romans in 70 CE.
  4. The fall of Betar and the end of the Bar Kochba revolt against the Romans 65 years later, 135 CE.
  5. Pope Urban II declared the First Crusade. Tens of thousands of Jews were killed, and many Jewish communities obliterated.
  6. The Jews of England were expelled in 1290.
  7. The Jews of Spain were expelled in 1492.
  8. World War One broke out on Tisha B'Av in 1914 when Russia declared war on Germany. German resentment of the Treaty of Versailles set the stage for World War II and the Holocaust.
  9. On Tisha B'Av, deportation began of Jews from the Warsaw Ghetto.
I am just in awe that all these happened on this date.  It is very sad.  Now I see why the jews spend time in mourning. 



Info from Aish.com
Shalom!



Thursday, July 26, 2012

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Dark Knight Rises Movie

I was wondering why. Why did a shooting happen in Colorado?  What is in the water over there?  Then a friend posted this on Facebook.  This is really interesting. 

http://parablesblog.blogspot.com/2012/07/the-dark-night-rises.html

http://parablesblog.blogspot.com/2012/07/good-morning-to-night.html



Blessings!!!

Monday, July 23, 2012

The Lost Art of Forgiveness By Tzvi Freeman

This is great teaching.  It is a little over an hour, but well worth it.   The Lost Art of Forgiveness  from Chabad.org

Enjoy!!!

Today in History 7/23

In 333 BCE, the prophet Nehemia began to rebuild the destroyed wall around Jerusalem, as recorded in the biblical Book of Nehemia. This was a first stage in the restoration of the capital, crowned by the construction of the Second Holy Temple a few years later.






Info from Aish.com

Israel | Jerusalem | Filmed in Imax 3D.


I am looking forward to this movie! It is to be released next year in 2013 in IMAX® 3D, Omnimax and other Giant Screen 3D theaters.  The website is http://jerusalemthemovie.com/


Shalom!!!

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Death of the High Priest

This is interesting.  A person who unintentionally kills someone is sent into exile, into a city of Refuge and cannot return to their ancestral land until the High Priest has died. The High Priest was a mediator between the people and Elohim. Because of His death, a substitute, we receive Life.  We are in exile. We are unintentional killers of Yeshua.  Our sin put Him on the cross. But we seek refuge IN Him.

Because right now, He is our High Priest but one day that job will be laid down and then He returns as King.  So, does that mean until Yeshua comes back as King that we will not be able to return to the land? Just like Joshua was the one to take the Israelites in, so too Yeshua will take us in?  Just thinking.    

Shalom!!!

New Moon Sighted!!!

The new moon was sighted from Israel at 7:37pm.  From Nehemia Gordon. 






Shalom!!!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack tells White House Drought Getting Worse

Agriculture Secretary said he was praying everyday for rain, he told Obama the drought is not as bad as in the last great drought of 1988. "I get on my knees everyday and I'm saying an extra prayer right now," Vilsack said. "If I had a rain prayer or a rain dance I could do, I would do it."  You can read the whole article by Russ Blinch here!
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/07/18/us-usa-drought-vilsack-idUSBRE86H19W20120718

Proverbs 28:9 "He that turneth away his ear from hearing the TORAH, even his PRAYER shall be abomination."

We are now in the seven lean years!  Things will only continue to get worse.  We need to wake up!

Shalom!!!

Friday, July 6, 2012

Hearts Beat Slower on Sabbath!



Heart Beats Slowly on Saturdays!
“Tests that have been made on body processes have determined that for everybody, regardless of religious belief, the heart beats more slowly on Saturday than on any other day of the week. Even if a person has a day off on any other day of the week, the heart still beats more slowly on Saturdays.”
- Gunther B. Paulien, Ph.D. The Divine Prescripton, p. 107
You May Wonder Why?
Because, "God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made." ( Genesis 2:3)
www.TrueHealthandHealing.org






Wow!!!  Shalom!!!

Thursday, July 5, 2012

The Harbinger by Jonathon Cahn


This book I could not put down.  If you have not read this yet.  You must.  It is unbelievable.  It is told in story form but all truth.  It is based on 9/11 and the harbingers that followed that ties it back to the Northern Kingdom of Israel.  America is repeating a cycle from Ancient Israel. As we all know we are descendants of them, Ephraim, house of Israel, etc.   It is absolutely shocking to believe all these events happened and we don't know about it.  And also after reading this there is no way you can say Torah is done away with.  I highly recommend this book!

Enjoy!!!