It seems to be often debated about what the true definition of time is. Whether referring to a day or week, there are many opinions about time. Does the day start when the sun rises or does the week begin on Sunday as in modern western culture? I find it interesting that our Father's daily calendar, according to HIS word is set to evening to evening, to create 1 day. This fascinates me because even from the very first verse, light came out of darkness. Our Father was trying to show us from the very first words that he would help us overcome our darkness, or sin. In the very first words he already showed us redemption was coming. Though he didn't give us every detail, he was telling us our light, Yeshua, would come out of our darkness, moving away from Torah.
Our light in Yeshua would bring us back to the fullness in relationship with our creator, YAHWEH. It is through Yeshua we once again have a relationship with the Father.
These parallels in the very first verses are not a coincidence, they are the work of a Creator that spans all levels of knowledge and existence.
Genesis 1:1 - 5 (The Five Books of Moses, Everett Fox)
At the beginning of Elohim's creating of the heavens and the earth,
when the earth was wild and waste, darkness over the face of Ocean,
rushing-spirit of Elohim hovering over the face of the waters--
Elohim said: let there be light! And there was light.
Elohim saw the light: that it was good.
Elohim separated the light from the darkness.
Elohim called the light: Day! and the darkness he called: Night!
There was setting, there was dawning: one day.
Let's come out of our spiritual darkness and stand in the light of our Messiah, Yeshua, while recognizing our Father knows all and wrote about this from the very beginning.
What is spiritual maturity? In the Psalms, King David, the King of Israel says "I only want to do your will, show me your ways (Psalms 25:4) and teach me your ways (Psalms 86:11)." He also says "teach me your Truth" (Psalms 25:5). King David said he knew nothing and he wants the Truth. When we are willing to accept the absolute truth, and willing to face the truth and to cast all opinions aside. When we can look at His Truth and look at ourselves honestly and see what YHWH wants and compare honestly with where we are and want what He wants and go after His Will. That is the definition of spiritual maturity. We are told not to stray after our heart and our eyes. That is living by the flesh. That is living by the world's standards. Are you seeking Him and His Truth and are you wanting to live by His standards?
Do you doubt there is a Creator? An exquisite time-lapse video by Norwegian photographer Terje Sorgjerd. Enjoy!
"This was filmed between the 4th and 11th April 2011. Spain´s highest mountain (3715m) is one of the best places in the world to photograph the stars and is also the location of Teide Observatories, considered to be one of the world´s best observatories."
Lev 13:45 "And the leper in whom the plague is, his clothes shall be rent, and his head bare, and he shall put a covering upon his upper lip, and shall cry, Unclean, unclean."
Lev. 13:45, Cry, "Unclean, unclean". A skin disease was like a red flag, which if a person had it was regarded as a judgment from Elohim for the sin of slander, gossip, murder with the mouth, false oaths and pride as well as sexual immorality, robbery, and selfishness. That person was considered to be physically and spiritually contagious and so was put outside the camp of Israel until the disease was gone. According to Samson Hirsch, quarantine was a means of shocking the sinner into recognizing his moral shortcomings and his need to repent (The ArtScroll Chumash, p. 613). What if each time we sinned with our mouth we were quickly struck with a visible sin disease for all to see resulting in our being quarantined and shunned? Perhaps the incidences of lashon hara (the evil tongue) would greatly diminish. If you received heaven’s judgment each time you misspoke, how would you change your speech habits and heart attitude toward others? Now live your life from this point on as if the next time you spoke evil of someone (without a righteous and biblically justifiable reason) you would be instantly judged by YHVH in a visible and public way.
What is the connection between Leviticus chapters 11 and 13? Both involve the mouth. The former Torah passage deals with uncleanness that goes into the mouth through what we eat. This defiles the man from within. The latter passage deals with what comes out of the mouth and how the man with a defiled heart corrupts society through the wrong use of his mouth. What did Yeshua say about this in Mark 7:14–23? What were the penalties in the Torah for eating unclean meats? (Read Leviticus 11.) Though the Torah calls eating unclean meats an abomination and declares that doing so defiles a person, interestingly there are no stated penalties for doing so. Now what are the penalties for speaking gossip and slander? It is a skin disease and required excommunication from the camp of Israel. Both eating unclean meats and speaking gossip and slander are sins to be sure, but the penalties for the one is much greater than for the other indicating the seriousness YHVH places on the right usage of the mouth. Ponder this for a moment: How easy it is for us to overly focus on what goes into our bellies, while at the same time ignoring the raw sewage spewing out of our mouths.
In conclusion, lest anyone think that clean and unclean meats is not a serious issue, YHVH clearly states in Isaiah 66:17 that in the end times during the day of Elohim’s wrath (referred to as the great and terrible day of YHVH), those who are found to be eating swine’s flesh and other abominable foods will be consumed by the fire and sword of YHVH Elohim. We can infer from this that by then if people still have not repented of their sins and are refusing to turn to YHVH and obey him, they probably deserved to die because of the rebelliousness of their hearts. This all the more underscores the fact that the mouth —what goes in and what comes out of it — are difficult issues for humans to deal with, but YHVH demands that we take personal responsibility for the use of our mouths.
"But I say unto you, that every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment." (Matt 12:36)
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Okay, I honestly cannot remember where I got this from. I copied this in a hurry. And I goofily, yes it is a word, I did not paste the owner. But this is so good I hate not to post it yet. I did not write this! Just saying. If you know who or it is you drop me a message in comment and I will give credit! Thanks!!!
Jerusalem is the historical capital of the Jewish people & the State of Israel. The Bible refers to Jerusalem (667) and Zion 850 times. It is not mentioned a single time in the Koran, nor is it even mentioned in the PLO Charter. Jews throughout the world pray facing Jerusalem; where all praying Muslims face Mecca. Jerusalem has NEVER been the capital of any other nation except Israel, nor has it ever been holy to Muslims.
Elderly Jews going to Zion's Gate in the evacuation of the Jewish quarter of Jerusalem. June 1948. John Phillips