Why “theology” is NOT the same as studying Scripture

September 9th, 2015

Recently I got asked about “theology”, and it got me to thinking that whatever that means, it is NOT the same as studying YHVH and His Scripture. Why? Because ‘theology’ is derived from the Greek words ‘theos’, meaning “gods” and having to do with ‘study’, which does sound a bit different that just studying what He Wrote down for us. The Greek language assumes a lot of ‘em, and no shortages of books about them, either.


It’s a bit like the realization there there are lots of “religions” but that the Bible has nothing good to say about the concept.
And that in turn got me to thinking about just HOW we might be able to explain similar differences to most Christians. What about “Sabbath”, and what difference does it make? And the perennial favorite: If we’re “saved by grace” and by “faith in Jesus” – what does that mean, what does it look like, and why, oh, why, would any of us care about all that nasty ole “Old Testament” stuff? Isn’t it all just “legalism” anyway?

And perhaps the best way to address that set of issues is head-on. Just which “Jesus” are we talking about, anyway?

The one who “did away with The Law,” and then “nailed it to the cross,” or the One Who was actually described in prophetic and legal detail in that same “Old Testament”? Put differently, “another jesus”, that the Apostle Paul, aka Shaul, in II Corinthians 11:4 warned us about, and said we might be fooled by, unless we learn to rightly divide the “Word of Truth”.

Since Paul/Shaul was advising people who, as he reminded them, already KNEW that the Messiah foretold by Moses would have to conform to the prophetic guidelines already laid OUT by Moses, it stands to reason that if such a person were to “do away” with the very instruction given by God to identify the One He would send, we have a problem.

So it’s instructive to note that in the very first “public address” that Messiah Yahushua ever gave, recorded in places like Matthew chapters 5 through 7, and often referred to as the ‘Sermon on the Mount’, He addressed those concerns up front:

Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill.

And He followed that up by saying that so long as “heaven and earth” still existed, not the SMALLEST part of His “Torah” would pass away. (Matthew 5:17-19) So, no doubt about it, “all” is not yet fulfilled.

Check it out for yourself. They still exist. If we believe Him (as opposed to just “believing IN Him”) then when we hear that He “did away with the law” – we know that SOMEONE is lying. Either that, or just maybe they’re talking about “another jesus, whom we HAVE NOT PREACHED.”
Furthermore, ALL of those who come in the Name of YHVH, the Most High, including His Annoined Meshiach, the Torah Made Flesh, must speak His Truth consistently, or they are NOT of Him. (Deuteronomy chapter 13, and many others.) So it should be clear that Yahushua can thus be distinguished from “another jesus,” by that undeniable and unchanging criterion. He IS, in fact, “the same, yesterday, today, and forever.” (Hebrews 13:8, repeating Malachi 3:6. And check out the end of that Book, too!)

At this point the distinction between what I thus refer to as “xtianity” and what is Written in Scripture should be increasingly clear.

If ‘jesus’ had, in fact, “done away with” the Torah of Moses, (the so-called “Law”) then he, by his own admission, would not only have been a liar, but could NOT have been the “prophet like unto Moses” spoken of by the prophets, much less the ‘son of YHVH’. Yahushua, however, (to hammer home the important difference) went on to make a series of very important related distinctions in that same first speech. Over and over He said, “what you have heard it said” is NOT what is Written. And that He taught them, “as One having Authority”. (Matthew 7:29)
In many later teachings, from Mark chapter 7 to the 23rd chapter of Matthew, and similarly, He made it clear that men’s TRADITIONS and rulings and ‘interpretations’ (“theology,” perhaps) were not the same as “law” – even when “hypocrites” said they were. “By …teaching as doctrines the commandments of men…” they had, “made the commandments of Yah of no effect.” (Mark 7:6-13)


No doubt this is why Paul also advises us to not only “study to show yourself approved,” but to be like the Bereans, who confirmed what they were being told daily – in the “Old Testament”, obviously! – to find out whether what they were being told was True or not. (II Timothy 2:15; Acts 17:11)

NOT ONE of the statutes, judgments, and commandments that He gave to us in His Word has been “done away with”, from His Sabbaths (plural), to what He told us is “food”, to His instruction about His Covenant, which we broke, and for which reason He came.

All of those we changed by men, by “adding to,” and “subtracting from“, in violation of His Word. (Deuteronomy 4:2, 12:32, and the “last command in Scripture”, at the end of Revelation.) As several other commentators throughout Scripture have said, in more than one way, “are we to obey God, or men?”

And, “therein lies the rub”.

Yahushua says in John 14:15, “If you love Me, keep My commandments.”

Why would He say something like that, if they had been “done away with” anyway? (And for those who answer something about the ‘law of love’, the follow-up question is obvious: “If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?” Since the most common prophetic metaphor throughout the Bible has to do with whoring, and idolatry, and adultery, and how we, repeatedly throughout history, have been “put away” from Him for that very act…the question can be rephrased, even if perhaps a bit bluntly: does a whore really know what love is, anyway? ESPECIALLY if the “law has been done away with.”)

Theology can be about lots of gods. The Bible, as Written, is about only One. And He does not change.

As for me and my house,” said Joshua, “we will serve YHVH.” I can’t help but agree. After all, I’ve never been very big on theology.

“Ki Tavo” – teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa

September 7th, 2015

Join Mark for Ki Tavo (Deuteronomy chapters 26 through 29:8).

Ki Tavo – blessings and cursings      (the complete Torah study from SSM Erev Shabbat)


And the more free-form, in-depth, and generally utterly NOT PC teaching from the Sabbath day:

Joy in Tribulation!
What does “bondage” really mean, anyway?

Parsha “Ki Tetze” teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa

August 31st, 2015

This week’s Torah portion is a literal litmus test for political IN-correctness…

From war brides to funny money, are we willing to read what He Wrote, or accept what fallen men say He SHOULD have?

Join Mark for Ki Tetze (Deuteronomy chapters 21 through 25) in both directions.

And, yes, this one is full of adult content for mature Bereans. Please be sure to search it out for yourselves.

First pass, Erev Shabbat, start-to-finish:

SSM Ki Tetze 28 August, 2015

On Shabbat, we take things in a different direction, for reasons that will be made clear:

WT CooH 29 August, 2015

Time to Sigh and Cry against Abominations

August 11th, 2015

Try this for a bit of fun. Name a “conspiracy theory.” Other than “who shot JFK,” and the ever-popular Magic Carburetor that gets 500 MPG, but the Big Auto Manufacturers keep deep sixed, odds are that the top of the list includes the Cure For Cancer that Big Pharma will kill to cover up.

This month, however, a very few of us who don’t rely on “Waste-Stream Media” for “news” learned that the Truth is perhaps far, FAR, worse:

(OK, well – maybe we KNEW, but now there’s a literal smoking gun!)

Mass murder on a global scale is not only part of the “Global Population Control Agenda,” but it’s Official Policy. Not admitted, of course, but the gloves are off, and so is the mask. And the prophet Jeremiah was right (17:9) – the human heart truly IS, not only deceitful, but “desperately wicked”.

A rash of dead doctors in Florida seems to be related to a secret that is worth killing for. Autism researcher Dr. James Jeffrey Bradstreet was found shot in the chest and floating in the river just days after his clinic was raided by the US government in order to confiscate a protein called “GcMAF”, which was showing not incredible promise as an anti-cancer agent, but had been shown by his work to reverse autism in the vast majority of patients receiving the treatment.

As Natural News points out, the motive for covering up a universal cure for cancer is obvious: money.

But the other connections in this set of stories is far more ominous, because GcMAF (aka Gc Macrophage Activating Factor) is produced naturally by the immune system in a healthy human body, and is instrumental in processes such as the absorption and processing of vitamin D3, and fighting off all kinds of disease and infection, including cancers. But Dr. Bradstreet and his colleagues, many also mysteriously recently departed, had become interested in another protein, know as Nagalase, which he described as an enzyme ‘produced by cancer cells and viruses.’ It also happens to inhibit the production of GcMAF in the body, and has been described as a precision bomb aimed at destruction of this component of the immune system. It also seems that the now-dead doctors were on-track to proving that Nagalase was being introduced into the body at time of vaccination.

Is it possible that a regime of mandatory vaccination, which violates concepts like “informed consent,” and what was once called medical ethics, has a far more sinister and deadly goal? At least for now, a few deaths may have silenced the critics.

But what this author finds even more amazing is the confluence of radical ‘coincidences’ in just the last few weeks. The Waste-Stream Media and its sycophants in Washington and Hollywood had a literal fit over the poaching of a lion by a rich dentist halfway around the world. Is there anyone who didn’t hear that story? And yet those same people are strangely quiet about the killings of literally hundreds of innocent family dogs by police, often without so much as suspicion, or at the wrong house. And, even more disturbingly, the same media which railed at the poaching of an innocent lion largely ignored the late-term, or perhaps even post-BIRTH, harvesting and sale of human organs from equally innocent babies by Planned Parenthood.

People who are OUTRAGED by a lion poaching halfway around the world are demanding the head of a dentist, while ignoring many more innocent deaths of both animals AND humans for far more nefarious reasons, far closer to home. And they are totally ignorant of the potential for planned genocide, and the implications for their health and families!

It is difficult to argue that those who openly advocate population reduction to the tune of billions of people, and who subsidize what must be admitted to be the Sacrament of Abortion (name another “litmus test” required for those Nine Black-Robed Priests of another god who would deign to “make law” contrary to the Written Word of YHVH) would balk at other forms of killing…much less a few dead doctors or journalists who might threaten the party.

It is in this context that I suggest those with ‘eyes to see’ re-read the prophecy of the prophet Ezekiel in chapters 8 and 9, concerning the “angel with the inkhorn” and those sent with him.

Do you see,” the prophet was asked, “the great abominations” that they commit here, to “make Me go far away from My sanctuary?

He was shown example after example of the ‘wicked abominations‘ they were doing…ALL OF WHICH ought to sound more than a bit familiar! From a litany of things which come right from the pagan celebrations surrounding “Easter” – from ‘lent’ to ‘sunrise services’ and fertility rites – to having “filled the land with violence”, they have “provoked Me to anger.”

The iniquity (“torah-less-ness, if you prefer) of both the house of Israel and the house of Judah was “exceedingly great”, and the “land is full of bloodshed,” and “perversity.”

The solution was to send an angel/messenger with a “writer’s inkhorn” to “put a mark on the foreheads” of those who “sigh and cry over all the abominations” that were being done. And then to “utterly slay old, young, maidens, and even little children” who did NOT have the Mark of YHVH!

There is in fact a message here. And whether, or if, or WHEN, He decides to take action against what must now be honestly called the “Greater Babylon Metro Area” remains to be seen. But the complete perversity of a world which denies Him and His Word utterly can no longer be denied.

I will suggest that the time for those of us who do NOT want to be counted among those who remain silent in the face of Evil is now. There has never been a better time to learn to “sigh and cry” at the abominations which are no longer even being hidden in plain sight before our eyes.

And there is in fact one more lesson from the warning given to the prophet Ezekiel and to us that must not be overlooked.

Where was “Ground Zero” for the judgment of Yah?

Begin at My sanctuary,” He said.

* Stories in the ‘alternative media’ abound, including:


Links to Shabbat teachings

August 9th, 2015

The latest teachings from Shabbat Shalom Mesa are here:


Ekev – Erev Shabbat 8-7-15

Don’t even bring an abomination into your house – 8 August 2015


Earlier teachings for the year 2015 are here:

WayToZion links for Mark Call 2015

“Licensed marriage” and SCOTUS

July 14th, 2015

Much has been said and written of late about the most recent, and blatantly unconstitutional edict from the “supreme court”. Most, however, have missed the point. Some wring their hands in frustration about the “redefinition” of “traditional marriage”, and wonder what it means.

But what really happened June 26th in “Obergefell v Hodges” was that the black-robed priests of another god taught the Caesar-licensed 501c3 Faith-based State ‘church’ just EXACTLY which ‘god’ they serve. And it is absolutely NOT YHVH, the God of Creation and Author of Scripture. He, clearly, has not been welcome in their State schools, courts, oval-oid offices, or halls, for decades now.

More importantly, though, by overlooking the key Scriptural and legal issues, virtually every so-called “conservative” talk-show host, pundit, and preacher has offered the wrong course of action (a political response to a spiritual solution) and even “aided and abetted” the deception!

The answer has been in Scripture (via multiple witnesses) for millenia, and has NEVER been more important:
Come out of her, My people, that you do NOT PARTICIPATE in her sins, nor partake of her [increasingly obvious] plagues.” (Rev. 18:4, which has been the primary focus of my radio shows and Scripture teachings for over a decade now.)

Almost NO ONE in the Waste-Stream Media, or the licensed church, has READ THE KEY PARAGRAPH or even properly EMPHASIZED the key WORD from it!!!!!
…from the very first page of the Syllabus of the Imperial Edit from SCOTUS:

“Held: The Fourteenth Amendment requires a State to license a marriage between two people of the same sex and to recognize a marriage between two people of the same sex when their marriage was lawfully licensed and performed out-of-State.”
It is ALL about the licenses, and Who we serve. Check out the Black’s, Bouvier’s, or any similar Law Dictionary definition:

a license is “permission, form a competent authority, to do that which, absent said permission, is illegal.” Can there be a better explanation of why a “license” from some other master is required to do that which YHVH Himself forbids?

Significantly, NOWHERE in Scripture does a man of God EVER ask permission from any governmental authority – or Pharoah, Pope, Preacher or President – to marry. (Any permission comes only from the three “Fathers” involved; of the bride, the groom, and YHVH Himself.)

Yahushua warns us that we “cannot serve two masters.” If we claim that marriage is “ordained by God,” then what business (literally) do we have asking permission of “another master” to do that which YHVH already sanctions? Yes, Caesar offers ‘benefits’ to those who belong to him, but they come with strings attached!

Shaul (“Paul” – in Romans 6:16) summarizes the related problem that dates back at least to Joshua 24:15!
Do you NOT KNOW that to whom you present yourselves slaves to obey, you are that one’s slaves whom you obey…”
…whether for good or for evil?

Yahushua the Savior, when asked about taxation, tells the parable of Caesar’s denarius. “Whose image…is on this coin…? Thus, render unto Caesar that which is his, and unto YHVH that which is His.” The real message is too often overlooked:

Whose are WE? Of Whom do we ask permission?

Whose license do we take? (And for a real shock, read the first 15 verses of Exodus chapter 21!)
The Court, and its nine “black-robed priests of another god”, just TOLD Amerika what Yah has been saying all along, but we haven’t listened!
ANY individual can and must “come out of her,” and do what the Founders did: Withdraw consent. Don’t take the license, don’t take the mark. Does it make sense that those who can be suckered into taking Caesar’s licenses already will suddenly one day wake up and refuse a ‘Mark’ of a Beast system that is only becoming more invasive, coercive, and pernicious?

Can you imagine if one million, or ten million, people wrote “VOID” across their marriage licenses, and mailed notarized copies of them to the USSC, the White House, their governors, and their state courts? And said, “void for fraud! We now KNOW we should never have gotten this permit from a false god to begin with, and will no longer submit to that ‘choice of law’.”

There has never in our lifetimes been a clearer message from the REAL God, and the fake one, about Who we must serve!

239 years ago this month, the American Founders unanimously agreed and declared that Rights come from God, and that the singular purpose of government was to “secure these Rights.” The supreme court has now declared in no uncertain times that the God of the Bible is not welcome in their court, their schools, or their ‘law’, …

One of the indictments leveled against the king they rightfully called “a Tyrant, unfit to be the ruler of a free people,” was that he “combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws.” It is no small irony that such is exactly what SCOTUS did via this latest edict. Yes, it was an act of “pretended legislation,” too.

There are plenty of things to criticize about a ‘supreme court’ that ignores God-given Rights enumerated plainly in Genuine Print, while pulling new ones from…someplace else. But no one who reads for comprehension can fail to admit that at least this time those servants of ‘another master’ haven’t made their position clear. Anyone who ignores THIS teaching is “without excuse.”

New Paltalk Room with Shabbat Shalom Mesa

June 14th, 2015

This week was the inaugural run of the new Paltalk room for Shabbat Shalom Mesa…

“Walking Torah”.

The live services are every Erev Shabbat (Friday evening) starting at 6:30 PM Mountain Time; the room itself usually opens a half hour to an hour before the services begin, and stays open afterward for fellowship a similar duration.

There is a teaching session on Shabbat (Saturday morning) as well, starting at around 9 AM Mountain time, usually with a recorded teaching, and then a live session with Q & A after that.

This weeks’ MP3 podcasts of the teachings are here:

Torah Teaching “Shalach” and the transition into rebellion for 12 June, 2015

Descent — from whining and failure to Believe the Undeniable, to votes, to rebellion



Who can make war with the Beast?

June 14th, 2015

It is increasingly hard to argue that a major breakdown is in progress throughout most of the world on many fronts…from social norms, to economic collapse , to the multi-front potential for war. History has demonstrated repeatedly that war generally follows economic breakdown, and the world is close to explosion on both fronts.

But there are other things described in prophecy which can truly bring “men’s hearts to fail” for fear.

Several well-known scientists and technology magnates have come forward recently to claim that what REALLY scares them is the possibility, even likelihood, of rogue “artificial intelligence”, or AI, and the potential for autonomous killing robots; literally, AI that decides that they – just like power mad dictators – want to play god.

Meanwhile, the military already has plans and contracts for what they call “LAWS,” for Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems (although Lawless is certainly closer to the truth). Miniaturized spy drones called “Cicadas” have already been announced, to destroy any remaining vestiges of places where Big Brother is not already watching, and swarms of killer locust drones are not far behind. Nor are they hard to find in some Biblical prophecies.

And that’s literally just the beginning. The now-obvious “War on Cash” is a clear precursor, and necessary element, of the ‘mark’, without which no one will be allowed to “buy or sell.” Mandated vaccines are openly discussed, along with bio-engineered killer viruses to scare the sheeple into submission. (And CDC even holds the patents on many.) Practice runs for martial law– or conditioning exercises, take your pick – like Jade Helm 15, are on the immediate horizon. And even ‘earthquakes in many places,’ and asteroid impacts, are on the rise.

In so many ways, what seems to be coming for the whole world is beginning to look like the worst science fiction nightmare imaginable…literally a combination of the movie Terminator meets Minority Report, with shades of everything from War of the Worlds to Armageddon thrown in for good measure.

And as a result, people who DO have “eyes to see” and who “know the times and the seasons” may sometimes find the future overwhelming. Even hopeless. And that, clearly, is the intended message, even by design: “You can’t possibly fight it! So, go back to sleep.”

Most people will.

Even the prophecy in Revelation 13:4 seems to ask a similar question. “Who can make war with the Beast?”

That kind of attitude, and that type of deception, ultimately leads to one of just two paths:

Either the path of the Oblivious, to oblivion. Or the path of Obedience, to Him, and His salvation.

The irony of what is happening, and it is exactly what Scripture not only prophecies, but has shown in history, is that the worse things appear to be, the more we must recognize that His Word is true. Furthermore, that He “will do nothing, but” that He first reveals “…His secret unto his servants the prophets.” (Amos 3:7)

Just as the most-repeated ‘signature line’ in the Book of Exodus, “ani YHVH,” demonstrated that He is Who He says He is, and will keep His promises, it was also necessary for His purposes that all of Israel see, first-hand, His salvation. And it happened in the most extreme of circumstances!

When the assembled army and chariots of Pharoah looked down on the masses of the tribes of Israel, they were trapped; literally, between the “devil and the deep blue sea.” So far as any “rational observer” would have been concerned, there was no possible escape. Those of the mixed multitude who looked up to the high ground, toward the most fearful military power on Earth, certainly knew that, short of the most incredible miracle they had ever seen (and these folks had already seen a LOT of ‘em!) they were dead.

And that was the key. Not just Israel, said YHVH, but even all of the Egyptions, shall KNOW that ani YHVH! The people of Israel, however, were “sore afraid,” and they whined their disapproval. And yet Moshe uttered the most-repeated command in Scripture, “Fear not!” and told them to “see the Salvation of YHVH!

Is there another “parting of the Sea” event in our future?

One thing is for certain. If the Great Regathering described in prophecy is to follow the Great Exile – and many witnesses confirm that understanding – then it makes sense that the Miracle He has planned will be even more impressive, even more dramatic, and even more undeniable that He IS Who He says He is!

Who can make war with the Beast? Certainly not any of us, in our human frailty. But, that same story told us that YHVH is the Master of War!

Doesn’t it make perfect sense, and comport precisely with the Character of Yah that we have seen outlined so perfectly in Scripture, that all of the world will, in His appointed time, see the Salvation of Yah in the way that He has already planned? And that what He has purposed, He will do?

Not one of those sci-fi nightmare movies has the right ending. And we know why.

But what is coming will be “one for the ages.”

I, for one, can hardly wait.

Trust in Lying Words

May 5th, 2015

World War I is said to have begun with the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in 1914. The truth is that war more resembles a tinderbox soaked with gasoline, where matches are left laying around. One thing or another, or perhaps several, will eventually ignite the blaze, and leave historians in the position of arson investigators. Where was the first spark? The same seems to be true today.

I contend that WW III may have already begun as well, probably with the attack on the Russian ruble some weeks ago. But it would seem today that unless a mushroom cloud is visible, people have simply become inured to continuing “wars and rumors of wars.” And regional fires abound anyway, from Israel, Syria, and Iran to Ukraine, and now lately Yemen.

When we examine the situation in “the world” from a Scriptural viewpoint, it seems clear that War, in the broadest sense, is already on. And without question, it is a war by most of the world, its ‘leaders’, its institutions, and even its licensed “churches” on the God of the Bible, YHVH. He has not been allowed in the “Publik Skool Indoctrinashun Centurs” for decades, and the fruits of that seed are evident. The same is true in politics pretty much worldwide, the US military, and Hollywood propaganda. While the world’s “money” system has been rightly described as “abomination” for at least four decades now.

This current World War is a war on more fronts than just bullets and bombs, too. Certainly it is a War on Truth, since that is the essence of denying Yahuah. The recent power grab by the US FCC (now more and more like George Orwell’s Ministry of Truth) to regulate the formerly free World-Wide Web is telling.

There is a War on Cash in progress, too. French peons are discovering that they are no longer allowed by their feudal masters to buy or sell using more than 1000 Euros. And in the land of the Almighty Federal Reserve, banks have quotas for filing “Suspicious Activity Reports” whenever ‘suspects’ (which now means anyone with a bank account) try to access even moderate amounts of “cash” that no longer buys nearly as much as it once did. The screws are being tightened.

Have you considered the War on Food? Try to find corn, or vegetable oil, that meets the criterion of being “as Elohim made it”, from seed He gave us. But don’t even ask about the health impacts of “FrankenFood,” or the biotoxins that kill the kinds of plants He made for our blessing. Or why it is that mega-factory farms escape regulatory “oversight,” while small family operations – particularly if they are “free-range,” organic, non-GMO, or sell “raw milk” — are fined, taxed, and hounded out of business.

Meanwhile, the War on Marriage has long gone nuclear, calling evil, ‘good, and good, ‘evil’. The Almighty State is a jealous god, indeed, and seems to relish destroying every aspect of Yah’s patriarchal family, from licensing what He calls ‘abomination’ there, to subsidizing murder. The essence of that Big Lie is changing the meaning of words.

Which brings me to the prophetic warnings that are so consistently repeated in Scripture. Over and over again, both the northern and southern kingdoms were warned to turn from idolatry, evil, and injustice, and return (t’shuva in the Hebrew) to Him. And the consequences were consistently repeated as well: war, subjugation, exile.

Indeed, those with “eyes to see” can find the same pattern repeating again today. But, arguably the difference now is one of degree.

Nevertheless, one can practically open up Books like Isaiah, Jeremiah, and Ezekiel almost anywhere and see the pattern laid out.

In chapter 6, Jeremiah warns of impending calamity, “because they have not heeded My words, nor My torah, but rejected it.” In the next chapter, he tells them, “you trust in lying words, that cannot profit,” (v 8) without question an indictment that still rings true today.

Similarly, the summary of what His people SHOULD do is equally succinct, and equally consistent. “Obey My voice…and you shall be My people…and walk in all the ways that I have commanded you, that it might be well with you.” (v 23)

But it’s the next chapter, which describes – as so many other warnings in Scripture have as well – the judgment of His people for their rebellion, that should raise the hair on the back of the neck of all those today who see a culture which idolizes and even seems to worship death:

‘Then death shall be chosen rather than life by all the residue of those who remain of this evil family, who remain in all the places I have driven them’, says YHVH of hosts.” Yes, the opposite of ‘choose life!’ But somehow sadly consistent.

It has been said that one of the Biggest Lies of our time is, “I’m from the government and I’m here to help you.” The Ministry of Truth would no doubt add, “obey my voice, too, that it might be well with you.”

The War on Truth is in full force. And both history and Scripture show that those who trust in lying words will be gravely disappointed.

Just how far gone are we?

May 4th, 2015

Just how far gone are we? In what has been called the greatest forensic scandal ever to be – so far – revealed in the United States, the once highly-respected FBI and their crime lab has been forced to admit to perjury on a massive scale:

“…agents and technicians lied under oath in over 95% of cases resulting in convictions about just how cocksure they were that hair from crime scenes pointed to the guilt of the accused.

“Throughout the 1980s and ’90s,”…all this was going on even then.  And now it’s just part of the noise, with scandal and outrage which don’t even last long enough to register before being superseded by the next public betrayal.

Meanwhile, the Woman Who Would Be King, a former US Secretary of State who apparently has successfully gotten away not only with treason, by destroying tens of thousands of likely incriminating emails, seems to be guilty of massive fraud to incredible levels of bribery as well. At least that part is nothing new; she evidently follows the family tradition.

Yet, while this horrific, once unthinkable, level of criminal behavior in government at all levels goes unopposed, and even more incredibly, unashamed, Congress quietly works to encourage even more intrusive “Big Brother is Watching” wiretapping of just about everyone else in the world. (Those who cannot afford Secret Servers, in other words.) And the courts subborn perjury and punish small businesses whose primary crime seems to be an ability to read the Bible, and say “no, thanks” to support for abomination masquerading as Caesar-licensed “marriage”.

There is a common thread here. Although hardly new – after all, YHVH and the Bible have not been allowed in schools for decades, and now not courts or oval-shaped offices either – the utter rejection of God and His Word, as Written, world-wide, is now so extreme that people’s homes, businesses, freedom, and even lives are being openly taken.

And the contrast becomes even more dramatic when we compare what now passes for the ‘rule of law’ in the world with the instruction of Scripture. Let’s start with an easy one:

One witness shall not rise against a man concerning any iniquity or any sin that he commits; by the mouth of two or three witnesses the matter shall be established.” (Deuteronomy 19:15)

Well, now that Big Brother knows all, sees all, and listens to all, we don’t need ANY witnesses. But, given the Great God Science, as the FBI fraud made so clear, no alternative witnesses often mattered anyway. However, it is the verses which FOLLOW that instruction that really demonstrate just how far gone we really are:

If a false witness rises against any man to testify against him of wrongdoing…

[once he is show to be a] false witness, who has testified falsely against his brother,

then you shall do to him as he thought to have done to his brother; so you shall put away the evil from among you.”

Oh, really? So, when “justice” is perverted by false testimony (a concept that was once called “perjury”, before it became what now amounts to S.O.P. *) the oath-breaking “officer” who lied to the court in order to secure the conviction of a “scumbag” should serve his sentence? Fat chance!

Which brings us to this one, that really demonstrates “just how far gone” the Rule of Law really is:

You shall have one law, for you and the stranger who dwells among you.” (Repeated almost verbatim, in Exodus 12:49, Leviticus 24:22, and twice in Numbers chapter 15)

Hardly. Some people, to paraphrase George Orwell’s Animal Farm, are more equal than others.

Perhaps we have gotten ‘conditioned’ to the idea that, as the prophet Isaiah warned against, some would try to call evil, ‘good’, and vice-versa. But it would seem that much of the world has now gone far beyond such garden-variety lies.

Justice, justice you shall pursue, that you may live and possess the land which YHVH Elohekah is giving you.” (Deuteronomy 16:20)

But there is a sequence of verses in Proverbs, employing a poignant Hebrew form of overstatement, that truly makes clear, “just how far gone we are” when it comes to perverting “justice” with the evident intent of literally treating the Word of our Creator with pure spite. Note that literally every single thing that “Yah hates” has been in recent news, and not only do those who perpetrate such behavior continue in office, but do so with brazen contempt for God as well:

Proverbs 6:16-19

These six things the LORD hates,
Yes, seven
are an abomination to Him:

A proud look,
A lying tongue,
Hands that shed innocent blood,

A heart that devises wicked plans,
Feet that are swift in running to evil,

A false witness who speaks lies,
And one who sows discord among brethren.”

It certainly looks like some who routinely break their oaths and bear false witness in order to sow discord might want to proudly hold up Proverbs 6:16 and declare “hey, I got a PERFECT SCORE!”

Just how far gone are we?

Far enough that it’s past time to “come out of her,” and declare, as Joshua did (24:15), “as for me and my house, we will serve YHVH.” The plagues are coming, and the season of harvest is near.


* “S.O.P” – Sadly, an acronym for “Standard Operation Procedure”