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“Time for Some MEAT!”– Special Sabbath Teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa

Sunday, April 23rd, 2017

Join Mark Call of Shabbat Shalom Mesa for an two-part look at this week’s ‘special’ Torah portion, in-between “Shmini,” (Lev. 9-11) and the regular sequence for next week, but associated with what Mark calls the “third rail” of the ‘whore church’ — issues that simply CANNOT be discussed, especially since they are from Scripture, but not the “traditions of men” that turn it upside-down.

Part one from Erev Shabbat is the overview, and why this is so vital NOW, especially in light of world events that are literally of “Biblical proportions”.

Part 1:  “The THREE ‘Third-Rails’ of Pagan Doctrine that CANNOT be Touched”

The Sabbath Day teaching this week continues with the importance of discernment — between the “holy” and downright abominably “profane” — and in particular a question that much of that whore church asks – but has no real interest in hearing an answer to:

“Why is ‘the church’ not OPERATING in the power of Jesus Christ?!”

Part 2:  “Time for Some MEAT!”

“Shmini” – and the Passover week – teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa

Sunday, April 16th, 2017

Join Mark Call of Shabbat Shalom Mesa for an two-part look at this week’s Torah portion, associated with both “Shmini,” (Lev. 9-11) and the issues surrounding the week of Pesach/Passover.

This time the Erev Shabbat overview includes the story of Aaron’s sons Nadav and Abihu, their offering of “strange fire,” and subsequent deaths, as well as the necessity to discern the difference between the clean and the unclean.

SSM Shmini 2017

The Sabbath Day teaching this week starts with the importance of that discernment — between the “holy” and downright abominably “profane” — and explores the reason why “Easter” can NOT be pleasing to Him, whether we feel good about pagan traditions or not.  Turns it, it really IS a matter of “life and death.”

“Shmini – the Eighth day and a pagan ‘goddess’ ”

Trust in Lying Words

Tuesday, 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.

Parsha “Vayechi” teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015

Join Mark Call for two teachings on this week’s Torah portion, “Vayechi.” (Genesis 47:28 to the end).

During the Erev Shabbat teaching, (Friday evening) Mark again covers the entire parsha — from the blessings over all the tribes of Israel through the eeaths of Jacob and then Joseph.

Shabbat Shalom Mesa – Parsha ‘Vayechi’ 2015

The longer teaching from Shabbat takes off from the framework of the parsha into “uncharted territory”, perhaps even a bit more than usual!

Yes – there’s a lot going on as the world enters a new secular year. And perhaps the world’s focus on “unity” — even in light of prophecies that (like Ezekiel’s ‘two sticks’) point in that direction — is NOT the right answer for us today.

Don’t miss this one:

Vayechi – and What’s Different About the NEXT Exodus?

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.

Parsha “Vaetchanan” — Deut. 3:23 – 7:11

Sunday, August 10th, 2014

Join Mark Call for two related, but different looks at this week’s Torah portion, Vaetchanon, from the Book of Deuteronomy 3:23 through 7:11. This week’s discussion may be one of the most central, and important, that Mark has done; don’t miss it!

The first recording is the regular Erev Shabbat teaching, from the Shabbat Shalom Mesa fellowship, and is again an overview of the entire parsha:

SSM 8 August, 2014 — Vaetchanan

The longer teaching from Shabbat concentrates on specifics from the parsha in more detail, as well as the connections to the current “times and seasons”.  And this one asks a vital question, in light of the recent attempts to foster and incite a “pandemic panic” —

Is DNA part of “His Word”?

Mark Call TT CooH teaching for 9 August, 2014:  “Is DNA really ‘His Word,’ too?”

Parsha “Devarim” teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa

Monday, August 4th, 2014

Join Mark Call for two related, but different looks at this week’s Torah portion, Devarim, which begins the Book of Deuteronomy. This week’s discussion also includes a bit more from the Haftorah as well, in the first three chapters from the prophet Isaiah.

The first recording is the regular Erev Shabbat teaching, from the Shabbat Shalom Mesa fellowship, and is again an overview of the entire parsha:

SSM Devarim 1 Aug 2014

The longer teaching from Shabbat concentrates on specifics from the parsha in more detail, as well as the connections to the current “times and seasons”. Given what is happening today, and the context of this Torah portion, perhaps a good subtitle of at least one aspect of the teaching could be, “What? You call THOSE giants scary?”

Talking Torah Teaching – Devarim – 2 August, 2014

 

 

The Coming Plagues are here

Monday, December 30th, 2013

For those with “eyes to see,” the season is unmistakeable:
“And I heard another voice from heaven saying, “Come out of her, my people, lest you share in her sins, and lest you receive of her plagues.”   (Rev. 18:4)

And the plagues — figurative and literal — are already visible, too.  Although the blatant manipulation of the “crooked casino” paper markets for precious metals continues,  more and more evidence from physical markets suggest that the day of reckoning is near, as does the dubious claim that the Federal Reserve has begun to “taper” its money-printing to infinity.  The yield on 10 year US Treasury notes has again peeked through the critical 3.0% mark.  How much longer can the “Almighty Dollar” remain the world reserve currency?  And will this fiat currency too expire with a whimper, or a bang?

In Texas, concern over the recent “swine flu” outbreak has reached a crescendo.  A number of people have already died as a result of what the medical community is calling everything from a “mystery illness” to an H1N1 ‘variant’ (because the initial “rapid test” results for the influenza seem to have a poor reliability rate).  Four states in the south have reached the “10-out-of-ten” level for infections, and now a number of cases are being reported from Chicago to Massachusetts.

Whether or not either of these situations rises to the level of a Biblical “plague”, the warnings from Scripture are consistent.  Although it is evidently very unpopular nowadays to point out what should be obvious, for reasons that are becoming as undeniable as their effects, YHVH promises that “it shall come to pass that if you…observe and DO” what He commands, blessings will “come upon you, and overtake you.”  Conversely, if we will not hearken to Him, and observe and do as He commands, there are curses which will just as surely “overtake you.”  While there are any number of His commandments which are routinely ignored, or deliberately violated, by much of the world at large, these two seem to stand out.

Why?  Because both have to do directly with replacement gods.  Because “In god we trust,” seems to mean the Federal Reserve instead of any “invisible hand.”  Because “modern medicine” has replaced “YHVH Rapha” (‘the LORD our Healer’).  (Gee — Who needs prayer when Obamacare offers so many miracles?   Like — if you like your insurance plan, or your doctor — you can keep them.  People who believed THAT are now realizing that Big Brother really IS watching, and listening, too — and that there IS no “economic recovery,” or job growth, and as for inflation — just wait a bit.)

No wonder so many people in ‘the church’ today seem to have become disillusioned.  Some, having lost jobs and houses, and having been lied to about a recovery that never came, and a rapture that hasn’t either, are beginning to question their faith in a government routinely that ignores its own “supreme law,” and in a licensed faith-based corporate church that excuses such lapses because, after all, ‘the law’ was done away with anyway.

It is only the Creator and Author of Scripture Himself, YHVH Elohim, who does not lie.  “Let Yah be true, and every man a liar.”  But re-read the story of the Exodus.  He allowed Pharaoh, who once asked Moses the fatal question, “Who is this YHVH?  I know him not,” to wallow in the stubbornness of his own heart — for a while.  But eventually, in His own time, YHVH showed him, and all of us, Who He Is, what He did, and — a vital understanding today — that what He has said He will do – HE WILL DO.

The ‘world’ would like to tell us that “all paths lead to god,” which is a lie from the pit of you-know-where.  Instead, Proverbs reminds us twice that, ”  “There is a way that seems right to a man,” but the end thereof is death.  The path truly is “narrow,” because most of the gods of this world are false, and seek to lead us into the ditches on either side of that narrow way.  Likewise, there are a legion of ways people are being deceived.  Perhaps the most obvious is to reject Him entirely, as seems to be the most popular delusion.  But the prominent choice among too many self-proclaimed “believers,” however, was explained by Yahushua in both Luke 6 and Mark 7:  “This people honors Me with their lips, but their heart is far from Me.”
So, “why do you call Me ‘Lord, lord,’ and not DO the things I say?”

In other words, it’s evidently pretty easy to pay mere “lip service” to “believing in God” or “believing in Jesus” and then pretending that He changed His mind, did away with His own “law,” and no longer expects that, “if you love Me, keep My commandments.”  (John 14:15)

We’ve all heard the excuses, and we’ll be hearing new variations as well, because ultimately there’s “nuthin’ new under the sun.”   If the illusory “pre-trib rapture” didn’t come, say many, “well, it’s too late to plan NOW.”  Such fear and fatalism definitely does NOT come from the Elohim of the Bible!  “After all, I guess there’s nothing I can do anyway.”

Not without repentance, certainly; ‘tshuvah’, turning AWAY from the way that once seemed right, but leads to death.  Because it is rebellion to YHVH.

And the biggest irony is that the most important first steps don’t require millions of dollars in supplies and planning, nor a concrete bunker on an isolated Pacific island.  They just require “coming out of her,” and NOT doing simple things He said not to do anyway.

Back to those two easy-to-spot coming plagues.

How many times did He promise that — IF you will obey My statutes, judgments, and commandments — that He would NOT visit the diseases upon His people that He brought upon Egypt?  But that, otherwise, diseases would only be the beginning the plagues to come  (Lev. 26, Deut. 28-29, and prophets galore).  Arguably it is no coincidence that it is yet another “swine flu” that is sweeping across the land.  Thousands of years ago, our Creator (who Wrote what might even be thought of as the “Owners’ Manual” for the bodies He gave us) told us what is food, and what is NOT (Lev. 11, Deut. 14).  Things like pigs and shellfish seem to be the “death eaters” and “garbage scavengers” of the land and sea, respectively.  So guess where the heavy metal and similar poisons show up first among sea creatures?   And why is it that science recently “discovered” that the DNA of porcine animals is such a close match to humans that the major pandemics in history always seem to originate there?

We are “fearfully and wonderfully” made, with an incredible immune system, which DOES protect us from diseases, particularly if we treat it the way He told us to.  It has always been true that if we will walk in His ways, and eat what He says is food, that we will be healthier.  But it has arguably never been more IMPORTANT.

But the Bible seems to spend even more “ink” on instructions about economics than it does about food.  If we are to love our neighbor, and honor our contracts, honest weights and measures are essential.  Honest “money,” in other words.  So it is no coincidence that the Biblical Hebrew word “qesef” is synonymous with both “silver” AND “money” — just as the word for silver in so many other languages can mean money as well (ie, “plata” in Espanol, etc) while the US Constitution says that ONLY gold and silver qualify in that regard.

Once we understand that the dollar, and indeed every other paper currency on the planet as well, will ultimately be “worth-less,” can we continue to use it to buy and sell without consequences?  If Cyprus-like “bail-ins” are already being openly planned almost world-wide, and bank failures, currency controls, and outright confiscation of accounts are among the plagues in the pipeline, doesn’t a return to the true money of the Bible make sense?

And what better time to “come out of” a collapsing, dishonest banking scheme than when both silver and gold, in the real, hold-in-your-hand form, are at artificially-low prices we may never see again ?  It’s almost as if YHVH is using the manipulators to give His people one more chance to avoid the trap.

We have been warned.  Repeatedly.  And the plagues are not only coming, they are here.  But the answer has been here all along, too.  And YHVH has never changed His instruction for us.

The seasons DO change, however.  And there is a time to “come out of her,” quit partaking of the sins, and avoid those plagues.  It’s not enough to ‘believe in Him.’  If we believe Him, we will RETURN to Him, and obey.

Is it a “Conspiracy Theory” to openly admit the Undeniable?

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013

Each and every week, the news simply seems to become more bizarre.  Scandal follows scandal among the so-called “leaders” in governments around the world, and increasingly their immorality is exceeded only by their perfidy.  While the words of the prophet Yermeyahu (Jeremiah 17:9) have always been true, they are becoming so blatant as to have evidently replaced the oath of office for most politicians:
“The heart is deceitful above all things, And desperately wicked; Who can know it?

But that level of evil is predictable (and indeed, HAS been predicted throughout Scripture).  What is happening as governments around the world seek to consolidate power and control, and move so directly toward implementing the technology, infrastructure, and regulations to impose the “Mark of the Beast”, should not surprise those with “eyes to see” at all.  No, it is OTHER things in the news of late that might be harder to swallow — literally.

It’s not enough that over 90% of all corn, soybeans, and canola grown in the USA is genetically modified.  But now the USDA has admitted that genetically-modified Franken-WHEAT has been discovered infecting farms in Oregon, having evidently been spread from open field-testing by Monsanto as far back as 1998 to 2005.  The self-replicating pollution has already spread, and may already have infected wheat in the 15 other states where such “testing” was permitted.  Other nations are rightly concerned:  Japan has already cancelled wheat deliveries.

Other foods, too, have been contaminated.  While the danger of neurotoxic additives like Aspartame (aka NutraSweet, the ingredient in so-called “diet” soft drinks, among many things) is well-documented, and the identified health hazards associated with many other “pre-packaged foods” seem to grow almost daily, it’s BEES which have been an even bigger concern lately.  “Colony Collapse Disorder” now kills over 30% of farm bee hive stocks every year, and recent reports from Russia even warn that US failure to address the “bee apocalypse” could “most certainly” lead to world war.  And again, it is neuro-active insecticides and genetically-modifed crops which take center stage among likely culprits.

Indeed, the adulteration of what is almost laughably now called “food” has become so great, and the manipulation of public opinion and “law” so blatant, that it is hard NOT to accept the premise that some people in positions of power and control are so bent on “population control” that they are willing to poison vast multitudes in order to achieve that goal.  A review of medical literature showing grotesquely tumor-ridden lab rats, diseased internal organs in farm animals, and symptoms in the GMO-consuming public should be enough to convince Bible-literate observers that the “plagues” warned about in Revelation 18:4 are on the horizon.  (Nor, of course,  should Torah-observant believers ignore the plague of the coming currency meltdown associated with the plague of dishonest weights and measures!)

And it should even be clear that all of the seven things YHVH says He hates are fixtures in governments around the world today:

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.                
Proverbs 6:16-19

But it is the utter irony of the current world situation which should not be overlooked.  YHVH not only keeps His promises, fulfills His plan, and exacts His justice — but clearly has a sense of humor as well.

Consider the story of the Exodus again.  Even after seeing His miracles, and being delivered from bondage by His mighty hand, the people of Israel managed to continue to whine and complain.  Rather than accept His Word, and walk in faith into the Promised Land flowing with “milk and honey”, they repeatedly sought to return to Egypt and slavery.

And what do we see today?  The princes of THIS world — who increasingly will not allow YHVH, the Creator of the Universe, into THEIR schools, or courts, or seats of power — promise their own “blessings” for those who accept their authority, and ignore His Law.  They literally, on so many fronts, call evil, “good”, and good, “evil”.

Home gardening, and small farms, are being outlawed, or priced out of business, by government bureaucracies.  Private people who trade with one another for raw milk and dairy products have been raided at gunpoint, arrested, and their products and properties siezed.  And now that bees are evidently being destroyed by manufactured toxins, it can even be said that honey, too, is at risk.  The circle is complete.

Rather than being led by God in TO a land flowing with milk and honey, the modern slaves of Caesar are being led BACK into bondage in a land where milk and honey have been replaced by man-made poisons!

The choice has never been so clear:

“Come out of her, my people, lest you share in her sins, and lest you receive of her plagues. 
For her sins have reached to heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities.”                                

— Revelation 18:4-5

And the reasons for obedience to Him, and the consequences of rebellion, have never been so undeniable.