Archive for the ‘Law’ Category

“Nitzavim/Vayelekh”– teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa

Sunday, September 17th, 2017

This week the annual Torah cycle begins to come to a close, with double-parsha “Netzavim/Vayelekh,” from Deuteronomy 29:10 through all of chapter 31.

The Erev Shabbat overview teaching reviews what Mark often calls not only one of his very favorite parts of Scripture, but also perhaps the most “compelling” single chapter in the Book.

And the reasons will be made clear!

SSM Netzavim-Vayelekh 2017 – including Deuteronomy chapter 30

The Sabbath Day teaching is a look at what may be one of the most fundamental issues that those who attempt to “come out of” the Whore Church — and, yes, that’s really the bottom line — have to deal with. What really IS different about a “Hebraic mindset”? And why does that same guy (Paul) who warns us about being fooled by “another jesus, whom we have NOT preached,” also say we need to “work out our own salvation with FEAR and TREMBLING?” It is REALLY possible that we have “inherited lies” after all? And that the solution has been right here, and emphasized in THIS Torah portion, all along?

Nitzavim: THE Big Choice, and
Do NOT Keep Silent!

“Korach”– teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa

Sunday, June 25th, 2017

Mark Call of Shabbat Shalom Mesa takes a two-part look at parsha “Korach” (Numbers chapters 16 through 18)…and in particular, the issue of “rebellion”.

During the Erev Shabbat overview teaching, the story describes one of the most famous rebellions in history, that of Korach, and also Dathan and Abiram, and their 250 followers. And their ends, too. But there’s more, albeit still part of the same lesson.

SSM “Korach” 2017

The Sabbath day teaching will no doubt offend some who have what might be called a “subtle contempt for law”. His Instruction, anyway. But if we fail to recognize what happens when “lawlessness abounds” – well, look around…

Do we “tremble at His [s]Word”?

“Naso”– teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa“Naso”– teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa

Monday, June 5th, 2017

Mark Call of Shabbat Shalom Mesa takes another two-part look at parsha “Naso” (Num. 4:21 through the end of chapter 7) — which MIGHT look like a veritable potpourri of disconnected topics, until you take a deeper look at it.

During the Erev Shabbat overview teaching, Mark attempts to do just that. There’s a reason why most mainstream Christian denominations tend to ignore these, too…and it’s very much related.

SSM “Naso” 2017

During the Sabbath Day teaching, Mark takes an in-depth look at one specific aspect of the portion that is sometimes called the “remedy for the jealous husband,” or the “law of the sotah”. But it’s in fact a theme that is SO fundamental to the entire history of the “sons of Israel,” the two houses that have both been “sent out” for cause, and our continuing exile, that it’s no wonder ‘the church’ would prefer to ignore the entire issue.  (And, yes, it’ll be clear why Mark freely uses the term ‘whore church’ — since that’s what Scripture makes clear.)

 

“Naso – Shalom – and ‘The Cup’ in History and Prophecy”

“Acharei Mot / Kedoshim”– teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa

Sunday, May 7th, 2017

This week, Mark Call of Shabbat Shalom Mesa examines another double Torah portion, Acharei Mot and then Kedoshim, Leviticus chapters 16 through 20.

AND yet AGAIN, we find another segment in Scripture that we have probably been TOLD is boring, obsolete, irrelevant, and – especially – “done away with,” and again is focused explicitly on the difference between life and death.

This week the Erev Shabbat overview start with what happened “after the death” (‘acharie mot’) of the two sons of Aaron, from the story of the two goats of Yom Kippur, or the Day of Atonement (yes, it still matters!) to a lot of commandments that the modern world certainly ignores, and we can see both why, and what the consequences are:

SSM Acharei Mot / Kedoshim 2017

The Sabbath Day teaching this week again demonstrates that Torah really IS a matter of “Life and Death.” This time the “view from 10,000 feet” shows us why Mark contends this “double-portion” is literally a look right into why the world is in the shape it is:

 

“The Heart of Darkness”

 

 

“Ki Tisa” – teaching by Mark Call from Shabbat Shalom Mesa

Sunday, February 28th, 2016

Parsha “Ki Tisa,” (Exodus 30:11 through 34:35) picks up the story of the Mishkan, and the Exodus, with one of the most important events in all of human history.

In the first recording, for Erev Shabbat, Mark Call of Shabbat Shalom Mesa teaches from the entire parsha, including the story of the ‘golden calf,’ and some of the key questions which surround it.

Ki Tisa 2016    26 February, 2016.

 

During the Sabbath Day teaching, Mark focuses on what for most of ‘the church’ will no doubt be a VERY uncomfortable comparison: How is today’s paganism so ‘superior’ to that incident that got so many killed then?

“Golden calves and Other Intermediaries

Once Twisted, it’s Hard to Un-Twist

Monday, November 30th, 2015

NOTE:  This article is a follow-on to the previous post, “If ‘the Law of the LORD is perfect’ – then why ‘twist Paul’?

 

The problem with seeing the world, the Bible, and even “the LORD” through pagan sunglasses is that things still look funny when you try to take them off. The “twisting of Paul” seems to be epidemic. But the ramifications are more serious than most who do it will admit.

“I think I know how these guys think now,” said the Defender of Xtianity. They [those Hebrew Roots types] see a verse like Colossians 2:16-17 and turn the message completely upside-down!”

So let no one judge you in food or in drink, or regarding a festival or a new moon or sabbaths, which are a shadow of things to come, but the body of the Messiah. ”

“As if Paul isn’t talking about how WE are to reject the Jewish festivals and sabbaths! They actually seem to think he was talking to judaizers and saying that they shouldn’t let US judge THEM for not keeping the Christian holy days of the New Covenant!”

“So then, to think like Mark Call, we must start with Torah and end with Torah and every reading must be interpreted through that filter. Whereas we start with Jesus and end with Jesus.

And therein lies the rub. If you START with “another jesus, whom we have NOT preached”, and then end in the same place, the logical fallacy is called “circular reasoning”. The assumption justifies the conclusion. And since the conclusion feels good, nothing else matters. Even, it seems, Scripture itself.

If the Foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?” (Psalm 11:3)

When Yahushua came “in His Father’s Name” to the world, the only Scripture that then existed was the “old” testament. It was the Torah of Moses, the Writings, and the Prophets, as He said, (John chapter 5) which, “testify of Me.” How could it be otherwise? The “new” testament wouldn’t be written until decades later, and the authors relied on the only Scripture they knew to make the case that He was Who they said He must be! Yahushua made this argument at length in John 5:30-47.

 

If the Foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do? “

There is a painful irony in this blindness, too. By claiming that Paul means the opposite thing from what they want him to be saying, that all-too-common heresy ignores WHO THE LETTER WAS WRITTEN TO:

Former pagans! People attempting to “turn to Him,” and being persecuted by the pagans around them for keeping the MOEDIM of YHVH! People who, then like now, are being “judged” for things like NOT eating pork, or NOT keeping “Xmas” or NOT celebrating pagan fertility rites with bunnies and eggs!

 

Yes, the author of that Letter was saying, “don’t let them judge you” for following the One True God, and keeping His feasts, His “holidays,” instead of the ones you grew up with!

And thus we keep coming back to the real problem, and the circular fallacy:

Just which “Jesus” do they worship? The one Who KEPT the Feasts (‘moedim’ or “Appointed Times”) of YHVH and NEVER once ate pork, or violated His own Sabbaths? And Who said He would NOT – not in the SLIGHTEST amount – change the Torah they not only ignore but seem to hate?

 

Or… “another jesus” who “did away with the Law”? And whom Shaul/Paul and the Apostles did “not preach”.

The problem is that they “start with jesus, and end with him” – and the “him” is NOT the Messiah that was Written of in Scripture!

This is the message of the end of Yahuchanon (John) chapter 5!

If I bear witness of Myself, My witness is not true.” (John 5:31)

…“the Father Himself, Who sent Me, has testified of Me!”

You have neither heard His voice at any time, nor seen His form. But you have not His Word abiding in you: for Whom He has sent, him you do not believe. Search the Scriptures; for in them you think you have eternal life: and they testify of Me.”

Hint: He is NOT talking about the the yet-then-unwritten letters of Paul!!!!

 

And you will not come to Me, that you might have life.

(think, “another jesus, whom we have NOT preached” instead!)

I have come in My Father’s Name, and yet you do not receive Me: if another comes in his own name, him you will receive!”

How right He was!

How can you believe, which receive honour one of another, and seek not the honour that comes from Yah only?

Do not think that I will accuse you to the Father: there is one that accuses you, even Moses, in whom you trust.

 

Well, that was THEN. These guys don’t even believe Moses, either, having accepted the lie that the “Old” has been “done away with”.

For had you believed Moses, you would have believed Me: for he Wrote of Me. But if you will not believe His Writings, how shall you believe My words? (John 5:46-47)

 

ANSWER: They ignore those. And twist the literal you-know-what outta Paul!

 

Yahushua was talking FACE-to-FACE to a bunch of hypocrites who KNEW the Torah and Tanakh, and yet were still so wedded to their own tradition and “law” that they refused to see the Torah Made Flesh when He taught them in PERSON. “How much more so,” then, those who have an even MORE paganized ‘tradition of men’ and so-called “law” that they can literally turn the words of a consummate Torah scholar like Shaul/”Paul” upside down, and deny the very Words of the Word Made Flesh Himself in the process!

When the Foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?” (wipe the dust off their feet, and move on, says the “Torah Made Flesh” they ignore.)

He who turns his ear from hearing Torah – even his PRAYER is an abomination.” (Proverbs 28:9)

And yet, ultimately we will be asked “why does it matter?” Who really cares if His Name was “Yahushua,” or Yeshua, or even “Jesus”. If we just “believe in Him,” or claim to “love him,” by whatever name, and say the “sinner’s prayer”, isn’t that enough? Isn’t that really ALL that matters?

And there is the rub. The answer is NO! That same Paul said, “work out your OWN SALVATION with fear and trembling.” For cryin’ out loud, why would he feel the need to say something like THAT if saying the sinner’s prayer once-and-done was all it took? (Never mind that the so-called “sinner’s prayer” is nowhere to be found in His Word anyway!)

Yahushua said (John 14:15), “if you love Me, keep My commandments.” And, yes, let’s not forget that “I never knew you” warning to those who ignore His Instruction!

Isn’t there a concern here? How can one get “eternal life” from the wrong savior?

If the Foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do? “

We can, in fact, build our house upon the Rock. That YHVH is Who He says He is. That He does NOT change, He IS “the same, yesterday, today, and forever,” and that He did not change His mind, or His Word.

If there is “another jesus, whom we have not preached,” who “did away with” the “law of Moses,” we know that he is a liar, and the Truth is not in him.

The Messiah must be consistent with His own Word! How else could He be the Torah Made Flesh?

And that is a Very Big Deal, indeed.

Study, to show yourself approved,” said that same guy, Shaul. No wonder he said to work it out for ourselves.

If ‘the Law of the LORD is perfect’ – then why ‘twist Paul’?

Monday, November 9th, 2015

I recently engaged in an extend on-line “debate” with an individual who genuinely seemed to want to understand an issue associated with marriage and Scripture. (One of those “big three” most-twisted doctrines!) The specifics of that debate aren’t the point of this article, but the fundamental fallacy that underlies the Big Lie certainly is.
And the problem might simply be called “Baggage Overload.”

The result is clear, albeit denied by ‘the church’ in spite of the legions of prophetic warnings:
Forbidding things that are NOT forbidden, from dancing to drinking to marriage, while “doing away” with prohibitions that come directly from Scripture.

Yahushua warned (Mark chapter 7, etc.) against such hypocrisy, saying, “By your traditions, you have made the commandments of Yah of no effect.”

If there is a single problem with “xtianity” other than the claim that a man in a fish-god hat can override the Word of YHVH Himself, it is the heresy that says the letters of Paul supersede the entire rest of the Bible. Since he declares himself to be a “bondservant of the Most High”, isn’t it correct to presume he would not directly contradict the One he claims to serve?

If nothing else, the “burden of proof” rests on those who claim he did, particularly when it is contradictory to the entire rest of Scripture!

It never ceases to amaze me how people can be “believe in Jesus” and then ignore what He said. (He said the same thing, actually, in Luke 6:46!) But the chief logical fallacy seems to be quoting Paul to deny His commandments.

The ‘mainstream xtianity’ proponent called this fallacy a “plain reading of St. Paul’s text.

“As twisted,” no doubt. (See II Peter 3:15-16!)

And here is how he summarized the chasm between the Torah-observant view and ‘Christianity’:

…Different starting points. The Christian view on ‘The Law’ is radically different than the Jews. To the Christian, “The Law” has practiced by the Jews has passed and His Law is now (being) written on our hearts. Instead of the external obligations we have internal being. We call that internal being sanctification – a fundamental pillar of salvation by grace.

The process is easy (His yoke is light).

He paid for our sin for us at Calvary.

We believe it and walk with Him trusting Him to lead us.

He gives us Himself and takes up residence in us.

He, in us, transforms us.

The problem is what Scripture AND the One they claim to worship as Messiah actually SAYS, from “If you love Me, keep My commands,” (John 14:15, 21, 23, 24, and the warnings that immediately follow) to the very stern rebuke of I John 2:3-6. “By this we know that we know Him, if we keep His commandments. He who says “I know Him, and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him…He who says he abides in Him ought to walk just as He walked.”

Yahushua NEVER, EVER said that His “Law” had, or would (so long as “heaven and earth still remain!) “pass away.” And He was just as hard on the Pharisees for their hypocrisy of “adding to” His commandments, and claiming they were thus “Law”, as His Word still is for those of ‘the Church’ who claim to be able to “do away with” what He said would abide in SPITE of their lies. (It is for that very reason that I take special care in such discussions to distinguish between that “other jesus, whom we have not preached,” and Yahushua HaMeshiach.)

And the fact that such people deny His Word, do NOT keep His sabbaths, and eat what He said is not ‘food’, in general proves that the “renewed Covenant” spoken of in Jeremiah 31:31-34 has NOT yet been “written on their hearts.” Because such ‘teachers’ not only ARE ‘unlearned and untaught‘, but reject that knowledge. (Hosea 4:6)

The prophet Hosea says therefore that they will not be priests for Him, and that YHVH will also forget their children. Those warnings have long been true. But it is Yahushua’s admonition of those who claim to “come in My Name” that instead He declares, “I never knew you!” that must take His Word, and His character that underlies it, to heart today.

Every aspect of the world situation today trumpets the concept “End Times.” Those who can see that “handwriting on the wall,” must come to terms with the fact that we have “inherited lies from our [church] ‘fathers‘” and that the deception has been in place for a very long time. Like it or not, many today do follow “another jesus, whom we have NOT preached.”

“Ki Tavo” – teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa

Monday, 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?

Links to Shabbat teachings

Sunday, 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

Tuesday, 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.”