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On a personal note

Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

I tool a major fall about a week ago, on a slippery wet ramp here on the mesa ranch, and fell directly on top of my left ankle, as my right leg shot forward.  The result turned out to be that every ligament on the top of my left knee was torn loose.

On Tuesday, August 8th I had surgery, which thankfully went as planned, but also represented a major unexpected out-of-pocket expense.  For those that are so inclined, prayers are very much requested for a complete and successful recovery.  (Rehab will evidently take a minimum of several months, and in the meanwhile, there are chores here on a working small ranch that are falling behind.)

My younger brother has also thoughtfully set up a ‘Go Fund Me’ site as well, with the hope of defraying some of expenses.   (We definitely needed an LP generator for the winter, among other things, that have suddenly turned into sutures.)

“Go Fund Me” link for Mark Call’s medical expenses

 

 

New Paltalk Room with Shabbat Shalom Mesa

Sunday, 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

 

 

Time Draws Short

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

Scripture tells us that fiat money, not to be confused with silver, or in fact an honest weight of ANYTHING, is an abomination. Deuteronomy 25:16 seems to suggest pretty strongly (by saying “ALL who do such things are an abomination”, too) that we should avoid most of the world’s dishonest currencies. And that, obviously, is far from easy. Surely our Creator did not mean THAT. Given just how pervasive the crooked “money” that is apparently our “only option” for dealing with buying or selling in ‘the world’ has become – what other choice do we have?

 

But perhaps that is just a trick question. Consider how pervasive the internet has become, and how national ID cards, credit ratings, biometrics, and pervasive spying have made what was once called “privacy” – economic or otherwise – pretty much a joke, just like national constitutions and national leaders who think the law applies to them. India is already in the process of instituting a national “mark”; think of it as a “Beta test” for the rest of the world in fairly short order. How long will it be now until no one will be allowed to “buy or sell” without another kind of “mark” – even if they don’t come right out and call it “the Beast”? (Although, given how “in your face” the pervasive hatred of the Bible has become, perhaps that would be no surprise.)

 

And given that it will – just as surely as fiat money today – be the “only option” for buying, selling, and feeding our families – what other choice do we have?

 

But that may ultimately be one of the easier choices to face. Ebola is rapidly emerging as the “be afraid, be very afraid” pandemic that has, and may very well continue, to usher in martial law all over the world, even if the propagandists in many of them will come up with more politically-correct terminology. Perhaps something like “The Police State Loves you, and wants to protect children and puppies. So we’ll shoot on sight and take your last Right.”

 

And let’s not forget World War III. You knew that nothing as trivial as a Constitution, or Congress, or international law, was going to stop the Empire from bombing Syria, didn’t you? And if you’re confused about who “ISIS,” or is it ISIL now? – or Al-CIA-da, or the Muslim Brotherhood is, and whether they’re this week’s allies or last week’s terrorists – don’t worry; that’s by design.

 

History shows that massive currency failures, hyperinflation, depressions, and stock or bond market crashes are generally closely tied to war. After all, the prophet Jeremiah was correct, and the human heart is “desperately wicked..” But the current world debt load is already of “Biblical proportions.” No doubt the aftermath will be as well. And it certainly appears that all of the above crises are approaching their climax in the form of a “perfect storm.” Almost like what Scripture has been warning about will once again turn out to be “right on the money.” Except that the money isn’t right, so the curses too appear to be of Biblical proportions.

 

All of this might sound somewhat negative if we didn’t realize that the REAL God of the Universe (as opposed to those who merely play him on TV) keeps His promises. Without fail. And that even includes chastening those He loves, as a father chastens his son. Sometimes that “tough love” is a real whopper.

 

It would appear that Time Draws Short. Perhaps it is an incredible blessing that His Fall Feasts are almost upon us. There has never been a better time for repentance, and for remembering what is truly important.

 

We can learn to “come out of her.” We can learn – even if it’s hard – to separate ourselves from dishonest money systems, and begin to deal with one another faithfully. And if that system is about to collapse, then it’s about time.

 

We can learn to eat what He says is food, and avoid what is not. Because it brings plagues. And since we are “fearfully and wonderfully made” – with an immune system to fight off not only the “diseases of Egypt” but even those man-made bioweapons that He warned about so clearly in Deuteronomy 28:61 – perhaps we can even choose to trust in Him for our health rather than awaiting the next Miracle from the Elohim of Pharmakeia.

 

We’re eventually gonna have to decide whether we trust in YHVH – REALLY trust in YHVH – or in the ‘gods’ of this world. Those choices will not get any easier.

 

Time draws short.

Torah portion “Behar” (Lev. 25)

Thursday, May 15th, 2014

Join Mark Call for the regular Erev Shabbat Teaching for parsha “Behar”  (Lev. chapter 25)

 

 

The first link below is to the regular Erev Shabbat teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa fellowship:

 

SSM Behar 9 May 2014

Mark’s “in-depth” look at both some key aspects of this Torah portion, and the things that apply directly to the things we can see going on around us today can be found in the related teaching on Shabbat:

Talking Torah session – Behar – 10 May 2014

 

Audio teaching: Parsha Vayishlach – Yakov, Israel, double-mindedness, and…

Monday, November 25th, 2013

the BATTLE we face RIGHT NOW!

 

 

Audio link to Parsha Vayishlach, 16 November, 2013.

Legal standards in the Bible

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

This week’s Torah portion, entitled “Chayei Sarah,” or “The life of Sarah”  is really about a whole lot of important legal issues, which formed the basis for British and American “common law” – back when we HAD “law”.

 

From contracts, to “agency” and the concept of “power of attorney”, to why no man of Yah in Scripture EVER got a “marriage license” – this is the first major detailed outline of real Law in Scripture:

 Chayei Sarah

 

Yom Kippur 2013 – why we MUST keep His feasts – NOW!

Monday, September 16th, 2013

Here is the recorded teaching and news summary from Mark Call for Shabbat Shalom Mesa fellowship on 13 September, 2013:

 

 

Yom Teruah 2013

 

The regular Shabbat teaching for TalkingTorah is also available on-line here as well:

Yom Teruah teaching from Talking Torah

 

Ki Tetsei

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

Here is the audio file for Mark Call’s most recent teaching from the Shabbat Shalom Mesa online fellowship — one of the most “politically-incorrect” in the Torah:

 

http://markniwot.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/SSM-8-16-13-Ki-Tetse-NOT-PC-but-True-Marriage-blessing-divorce-podcast.mp3

Latest Shabbat teaching

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

This is one I believe many people will find both interesting and even a bit different:

Behar – Prophecy, and the Time Domain vs the Frequency Domain”

 

Hebrew Nation Radio page

 

Direct link to MP3 audio

 

Senate plans Mark of the Beast

Friday, March 8th, 2013

There has been much “gnashing of teeth” and wringing of hands lately about the “Right of the people to keep and bear arms.”

 

Of course, when that Law was written into the Bill of Rights as a condition for ratification of the Constitution, those who did so unanimously recognized that all such “Rights” come from our Creator.  Now that “democracy” [sic – it is correctly spelt “demon-ocracy,” I contend]  has replaced the form of government once guaranteed by that document to these united States, and YHVH, the God of the Bible, is no longer even PERMITTED in the White House, Congress, courts, or Skools (aka “Publik Indoktrinashun Centurs”) of the land, it should come as no surprise that the ‘voice of the peepul’ is NOW the ‘voice of god’.

At least, those small-g ‘gods’ who have replaced Him.

Everyone with even a rudimentary grasp of history knows that slaves are NEVER permitted by their masters to ‘keep and bear arms’.  So what is the problem?  And what isn’t pretty well already clear?

But maybe there’s more TO this one:

It turns out that a lot of Xtians, and an increasing number of people who are “coming out of” a ‘Church’ that has been teaching His Written Law has been “done away with”, “nailed to the cross”, and just simply doesn’t apply in Modern Babylon — are starting to realize that something is horribly wrong.  We have indeed, as the prophet Jeremiah (16:19)  said, “inherited lies from our fathers.

If the Elohim of Scripture, Who says He “changes not” (Mal. 3:6) and is the same “yesterday, today, and tomorrow” cannot truly be trusted to keep His Word, and if His Commandments don’t apply any more — in spite of His instruction to the contrary — then why in Hell would we think man’s pitiful ‘constitutions’, and ‘laws’ made in accordance with it could possibly fare any better?  Like those who the Messiah rightfully called “hypocrites”, those who rewrite His statutes, judgments, and commandments, too, are “without excuse.”

There really wasn’t much left of the Bill of Rights in Amerika any more anyway…

 

But there IS something in this ‘debate’ about over-turning the last vestiges of a free people that should “raise the hair on the back of our necks”.  Think of it as a “sign of the times”, and a great indicator of “where we are” in the Last Days ‘timeline’.

Revelation 13:16-17  says that he, “causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads,  and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark — the name of the beast, or the number of his name.”

Have you followed all the debate about “Universal Background Checks”?

It seems that much of Washington, DC, is absolutely determined to get them in place for the peons.

It’s “very reasonable”, say the talking heads, the sycophants, and the poorly-disguised “Servants of Another Master”, to require the slaves to pass a “background check” before they are ALLOWED to purchase, or “transfer,” a firearm.  Furthermore, the concept that was once called “private property” has now been reduced to a “loophole”.   Recall that “licensed” gun “dealers” have already agreed, by virtue of that license itself, to abide by whatever rules their “master” (the One Who Gave Them the permission to do that!) — that they will abide, without question, by WHATEVER rules their Master dictates.  Both now and in the future, whenever the One Who Gives Permission might decide to change “His” rules!

The problem is, there are SOME who serve a DIFFERENT master, and still think they have the Right, from the Creator of the Universe, to “own property”.  They may not have agreed to the terms of the new “master’s” license.  They still believe (and I hope you’re sitting down) that something they bought, perhaps decades ago, or that was given to them by their grandaddy, is actually “THEIRS”, to use, or give away, or even dispose of, as they see fit!

They may even still think they have  “Rights” from their Creator.  Rights that this OTHER master, aka “Big Brother Himself” no longer tolerates in his world.

Now, a “bipartisan” group of Senators (and that’s the most dangerous kind) wants to “close the gun show” — and “private sale” — loophole, and mandate that ALL firearms transfers must require a “Universal Background Check” before they are allowed to happen.

So – for a second, at least – just forget all the legal jargon.  (They’re already telling you that simply FORBIDDING you from possessing SOMETHING doesn’t really constitute “infringement” anyway, so why would you believe anything else they claim?  …Unless, of course, you’ve been properly Indoctrinated!)

IFF (that’s Engineering Geek shorthand for “IF, and ONLY IF”)  there is such a thing as a “Force for Evil” in the world…whether It is called “Avarice”, the “Lust for Power and Control”, Global Socialism, the “New World Order”, or even Satan…

and IFF — knowingly or just in self-serving ignorance — that Entity is putting together a System of complete control of its Beastly World, perhaps under the guise of regulating all “commerce”…

and IFF that turns out to be EXACTLY what YHVH, the Creator of the Universe, warned us about millenia ago through “His servants the prophets”…

then just how would you expect some parts of that Plan to be put in place?

 

Consider this:

 

If they can require PERMISSION to “buy or sell” the single category of property that is SPECIFICALLY and unequivocally enumerated in the Bill of Rights that “shall not be infringed” —

is there ANYTHING that such a slave CANNOT be prohibited from “buying or selling” without some kind of “Mark” – denoting permission from that Beast system?