Archive for the ‘Appointed Times of YHVH’ Category

Parsha “V’zot HaBracha” and Sukkot teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

Join Mark Call for two related, but different looks at Scripture related to the end of the annual Torah cycle, and the beginning of the Feast of Sukkot.

During the Erev Shabbat teaching, (Friday evening) Mark covers the “end of the Book” Torah teaching for Deuteronomy 34 on, and into the Beginning as well, Genesis 1.

SSM V’zot habracha 2014

The longer teaching from Shabbat delves into a number of related topics, from the cycles of the Torah and history that to Genesis 3, and the reason why “the rest of the Book” hinges on restoration of right relationship with YHVH.  Again it points to just exactly why THIS may be the most important set of Appointed Times, yet, in our lives. There has never been a more key time to prepare for what lies ahead.

Shabbat teaching – Cycles, Terror, Restoration, and Joy

Mark Call – Yom Kippur teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa

Saturday, October 4th, 2014

Join Mark Call for two related, but different looks at Scripture related to Yom Kippur, or the Day of Atonement

During the Erev Shabbat teaching, (Friday evening) Mark covers goes over both the key elements of Leviticus 16, and chapter 23, with some emphasis on what it might mean to “afflict” our soul.

SSM Yom Kippur 2014

The longer teaching from Shabbat delves into several areas that don’t normally get discussed, from the nature of Evil, and ‘the Adversary’, to just exactly why THIS may be the most important set of Appointed Times, yet, in our lives.

 

TT CooH Yom Kippur 2014

Mark Call – Parsha “Ha’azinu” teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

Join Mark Call for two related, but different looks at this week’s Torah portion, Ha’azinu, and the ‘song of Moses’ in Deuteronomy chapter 32.

During the Erev Shabbat teaching, (Friday evening) Mark covers goes over the entire portion, as well as some discussion of Yom Teruah:

SSM Ha-azinu 2014

The longer teaching from Shabbat concentrates on some specifics of the parsha, the haftorah text, and additional in-depth examination of the coming Fall Feasts, current events in the context of Biblical prophecy, and the repeating cycles that tie it all together.

TT CooH Ha-azinu teaching, and a discussion of both cycles and ‘mindset’

“I’m SCARED!”

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

There is no question that those with “eyes to see” know that times are tough. In spite of propaganda about “economic recovery” — any day now – the money printing continues at record pace, debt both public and private is at the highest levels in history, and even the TV shills have trouble keeping a straight face saying words like “free market” in the face of blatant manipulation and international bank criminality. Currency collapse and depression invariably signal other woes, however. Ebola runs rampant in west Africa, while diseases of all stripes cross the sieve in the southern United States once called a “border.” Executive orders threaten preemptive concentration-camp confinement on mere suspicion of possible contagion. “Terror screening” at airports, in the face of reports that the much-ballyhooed naked body scanners are far better at examining the genitalia of coeds and young boys than finding actual contraband, is not merely a sick joke. Since any “real” (ie., non-blue-glove-wearing) terrorist doubtless see hundreds of tightly-packed victims in the pre-grope cattle pens as obvious targets, the real purpose must then have more to do with the same type of police state conditioning recently made so clear in the Ferguson suburb of St. Louis. And let’s not forget ISIS jihadists or the drumbeat toward World War III.

More and more people seem to be waking up to the situation, and coming to the conclusion that the personalities and politicians who like to believe they are god-like don’t have a clue what to do. Or that, worse still, most may even know better, having sold out for all the age-old forms of bribery, from power and money, to sex and self-gratification.

No wonder the comment I hear most often from people who KNOW that the answer in Scripture is “come out of her, My people” is “I’m scared!” But they already know Scripture says repeatedly, “Fear NOT!”

So the question which invariably follows — even more than the usual “How do we do that?” – is “how can I NOT be afraid?”

And the answer to THAT question turns out to be something that the Bible spends a LOT of ink discussing. Because YHVH warned us – over and over again – what lies ahead, and knew what our reactions would be, too.

Let’s start with the “why?”

Most people who have studied His Torah even briefly recognize that it is about “blessing and cursing,” and that we are to “choose life”, and then walk in obedience to Him. *

But that understanding is only the beginning of the process, and even invites other questions. Why prepare, if we can’t stop it? What difference does it make? And – now that I KNOW what is coming, and why – isn’t that somehow worse? Maybe ignorance IS bliss. Once we understand that nations and peoples really DO reap what they sow, how can we not be afraid of the judgment that seems so close at hand now?

The answer is found in prophecy. And Scripture is loaded with that, for several reasons. First, it demonstrates how YHVH keeps His promises – period. It reinforces the single consistent message of the prophets, too, “tshuvah”, or “return – to Me”. In other words, repent, and start doing right.

Finally, it’s important to remember the KEY: He warns us, and gives us guidance about what is coming so that we can DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT!

We are told that we should be like the “sons of Issachar”, in I Chron. 12:32,  “that had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do.” Yahushua frequently refers to parables like the fig leaf, which similarly remind us to “know the times” and thus understand what lies ahead.

In his first letter to the Thessalonians, chapter 5, Shaul/Paul reminds the reader that they DO know such things!

But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you.

For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night.

For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.

But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief. Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness

Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober.

And Amos 3:7 tells us, “surely, YHVH Elohekah will do nothing, but that He first reveal His secrets to His servants the prophets.

It is therefore important, even commanded that we be aware, and watchful for what lies ahead. In his “Give me Liberty or give me death” speech, Patrick Henry made the point dramatically:

We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth… Are we disposed to be of the number of those who, having eyes, see not, and, having ears, hear not, the things which so nearly concern their temporal salvation? For my part, whatever anguish of spirit it may cost, I am willing to know the whole truth; to know the worst, and to provide for it.

Be thankful that YHVH gives us His Word for good reason.

A prudent man foresees evil and hides himself,
But the simple pass on and are punished.

The fact that we DO have choices to make, and that they very much matter, is certainly comforting.

Unlike the boogey-man of police state terror, where the message boils down to “Be afraid, be VERY afraid,” and at the same time literally a not-so-subtle coercion to trust in “another master,” an “arm of flesh,” and ultimately other “elohim,” mighty ones, false gods, our Creator says “Fear not,” and means it.

Following a list of events which mark the “end times,” including “men’s hearts failing them for fear,” Yahushua tells of His return this way:

Now when these things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near.”

Other words of comfort abound in Scritpure for those who “overcome”, “stand,” persevere, and learn to trust in Yah rather than the things of man and this world. Most readers probably have a number of them come to mind, just from reading those key words above.

But some of the most inspiring come from Isaiah chapter 40, and the same prophet who begins and ends his work with some of the most dire warnings in Scripture:

Comfort, yes, comfort, My people! Says your Elohim.” (v 1)

Yes – there IS certainly chastening and rebuke for sins. BUT…

…those who wait upon YHVH shall renew their strength.

They shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.”

Speaking certainly for myself, I find it not only inspiring but exciting to think that we just MIGHT be living through one of the most dramatic and important periods in human history, when events prophesied by some of the greatest men who ever lived play out right before our eyes. IF these are truly the days which will literally scare some men – who do not know Him – to death, others of us who do will see life, and blessings, and the miracles they dreamed of first-hand.

“Bo Meshiach!”

But either way, the bottom line remains the same:

Kazakh” – be strong and of good courage!


*Deuteronomy 30:15 and many more

Torah portion “Pekudai” – and the current idolatry

Monday, March 3rd, 2014

There is a pattern in the last part of the Book of Exodus which is particularly revealing, especially in light of the idolatry prevalent in Amerika today.  And this teaching about the parallels revealed in the story of the construction of the mishkan, or tabernacle, is perhaps one of the most important and revealing that Mark Call has done.

Don’t miss it:

 

Mark Call – Parsha Pekudai teaching –  1 March, 2014

 

The teaching audio is also archived at WayToZion.org.  All of the audios for the year 2014 are here:

http://www.waytozion.org/teachings/mark_call/2014.htm

 

And this parsha is also available at this alternative direct link:

WTZ – Mark Call ‘Pekuda’ – 1 March, 2014

 

Finally, kudos to Rabbi David Forhman, of alephbeta.org,  for his insight and introduction to the concept of the “atbash”.  That “10 minute Parsha” recording is available here, and is quite good:

http://www.aish.com/tp/i/10minuteparsha/A-Giant-Chiasm-In-Sefer-Shmot.html

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

 

Cleaning house: Pesach vs Easter

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

The “Spring Feasts” of YHVH occur at this time of year, beginning with the time of Pesach, or Passover, and the Feast of Unleavened Bread.  Most people are aware of the command that we are to eat no leavened bread during that week, and are told (Exodus 12:15, 19, etc) to get the leaven (or “chametz”, in the Hebrew) completely OUT of our houses.

The metaphor which connects yeast or “chametz” with sin is also probably familiar to most readers here.  Yeast, like sin, can literally be a “growing” thing, which takes root in our houses, and spreads — almost like a cancer.  Indeed, “a little leavens the whole lump” (Galatians 5:9, 1 Cor 5:6, and the MANY references of Yahushua to the “leaven of the Pharisees”).  Pesach is the historic time for “spring cleaning”, and getting the ‘sin’ out of our houses, in preparation for the dramatic events to follow.

But there is more to it!

Much of the symbolism of the Passover has to do with marriage, and with both the promise of the Covenant, and the abomination  of idolatry, or literal spiritual adultery.  It is the imagery of unfaithful wives who are called ‘whores’ (like both the northern kingdom of Israel, and the southern kingdom of Judah were, and for which they were sent again into exile and bondage) because they went after other gods.  Time and again, “treacherous Judah” and “backsliding Israel”  (see Jeremiah 3) both committed idolatry, then failed to “return unto Me with her whole heart.

But it is also about reconciliation, and the promise of renewal of ‘right relationship’ with YHVH — if ONLY we will t’shuvah (“turn around”, or repent) and RETURN to Him.

Pesach is also a time of spiritual conflict, between the worship of YHVH, as He specifies, and the “prince of this world”, who has sought to pervert what is Written since the Garden of Eden by ‘twisting’ — sometimes just a little bit, and then later by a lot.  It is why Scripture so clearly forbids “adding to” and “subtracting from” His Word, and warns so clearly against attempting to “honor” Yah in the ways of pagan ‘gods’ (Deuteronomy 12:30-32, among many).

I realize that drawing any distinction between the Passover of our Creator* and the pagan aspects of what has become “Easter” can be a very difficult topic, and a source of strife and division.  I have no doubt that this is exactly what the Adversary intended.  But, if we are to “speak His Truth boldly” — as we ought to, is it something which must be addressed.

It takes only a very cursory study of pagan goddess worship to realize that “Easter” and the vast majority of the “cute harmless traditions” that surround it are exactly what our Creator so explicitly forbade, especially when it comes to “mixing” the clean and the unclean, the ”holy” or set-apart to Him, and the profane.  Not only are eggs, bunnies, and east-facing ‘sunrise services’ all explicitly pagan fertility rites, but the real story of those “harmless traditions” is even more heinous.  Can there be a more severe indictment of Constantinian “Xtianity” than the realization that not ONLY has the most important event in all human history been co-opted in direct rebellion to YHVH, but that the Appointed times of Yah which He repeatedly commanded we keep “forever”  have been changed, and even His very NAME has been expunged — to be replaced by a false pagan goddess (Ishtar, Astarte, Ashteroth, Oestre, “Easter”).

No wonder He Wrote through His prophet such a graphic description of His wrath about exactly what evil was done then, and is again being done now, in Ezekiel chapters 8 and 9.  Read it for yourself, and observe that everything from the sunrise service to Lent (the forty days of “women weeping for Tammuz”) are referred to as “abominations” — and that the death sentence He specifies will “begin at My sanctuary“.

The story points out that there are nevertheless still people who “sigh and cry at the abominations” being done by those who profess to honor Him.  They will receive His mark, and be separated and spared at the time of vengeance.  The lesson is unmistakeable.  And there truly IS, “nothing new under the sun.”

A columnist I admire frequently refers to the concept of “negative learning”, as is now widely taught in what pass for ‘schools’ in much of the world today.  The “negative knowledge” which results is in fact worse than ignorance, because it is simply WRONG, and thus harmful, and in that it must first be UN-learned before the poor student can even get back to zero.  Only then can real, POSITIVE learning again commence.

Unfortunately, this is what much of modern “Churchianity” amounts to — not just things which are in error, but often so WRONG that they must be UN-learned before those who have been so deceived by popes, priests, pharisees, and parasites can even get back to zero.   The ‘baggage’ of tradition which is literally hateful to our Creator, and which Yahushua so consistently condemned, must be unlearned in many cases, and eliminated from our house, before we can return to Him, and learn to “worship Him in spirit and in truth.”

Paganism is a poison.  It is a sin which YHVH forbids in the most explicit way possible.  And, like leaven, it can infect a house.  It can grow like cancer.
Whether we like it or not, such imagery is an abomination, and must be removed from our house, and our lives:

Neither shalt thou bring an abomination into thine house, lest thou be a cursed thing like it: [but] thou shalt utterly detest it, and thou shalt utterly abhor it; for it [is] a cursed thing.     (Deuteronomy 7:25-26)

We must get rid of the ‘chametz’ – get rid of the toxic leaven – and get the pagan traditions OUT of our house.

Thankfully, He has already made provision for our failure, and has even borne our guilt.  “‘Return to Me’, says YHVH…Return, O backsliding children, and I will heal your backsliding…for truly in YHVH Elohekah is the Salvation of Israel.”     (Yermeyahu/Jeremiah 3:22-4:1)

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*  Note, of course, that YHVH does not call it the “Passover of the Jews”, but in fact, always “MY feasts”, and “MY Appointed Time!”

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?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Back Into Bondage

Friday, February 8th, 2013

The months leading up to the time of Pesach, or Passover, are traditionally a time for the study of the Exodus.  YHVH selected Moses to lead the children of Israel out of Mitzraim (Egypt), following a series of plagues and numerous miracles, most famously the parting of the Sea of Reeds.  It is a story of bondage, and of deliverance.  It is a story that has FAR more to do with the world today than many people would be willing to believe.

The early part of the story includes the ten plagues visited upon those who held Israel in bondage, and — among other things — amounts to a judgment against the many false ‘gods’ (“mighty ones” or elohim) of that land.  This author is not alone in suggesting that when the ‘end times’ great regathering plays out, it, too, will include plagues directed at more modern idols, arguably including at a minimum dishonest ‘money’ (the false god in whom we trust INSTEAD of Him) and perhaps some of the idols pushed by Hollywood.  But it is the question of slavery itself, or bondage to “another master” that is so important to understand today.  And it is the striking contrast to the story of that first Exodus that so illustrates the principles.

Many people have noted that the process of redeeming the people who were freed from Egyptian slavery can be divided primarily into two major phases:  the physical escape from bondage, and the arguably more, and certainly longer, process of overcoming the “slave mentality”.  After getting the children of Israel out of Egypt, in other words, it was necessary to complete the process by getting Egypt out of them.

It is the “slave mentality” that is crucial to subjecting  a people into bondage, and is most pernicious — as Scripture makes so clear — to “come out of”.

The key distinction to be made in that story, and indeed in all of Scripture, seems to rest on the character of the Creator YHVH Himself.  He is a Keeper of Covenant, an Almighty Who honors His Covenants, keeps His promises, and ultimately has SHOWN Himself to be trustworthy.  Pharoah, on the other hand, is the archetype of the alternative:  a mere man with an inflated opinion of himself, who THINKS he is a ‘god,’ does not know or care to know YHVH (Ex. 5:2) — and will not heed correction.  For a time he “hardens his [own] heart” to Moses’ demands to “let My people go,” but eventually it is too late, the die is cast, and YHVH hardens it for him as he goes to his own destruction down the road he has chosen.  YHVH uses him as the primary example of a false god, evil slave master, and failed king — so that our choice will be clear.  At the same time — continually, and repeatedly — that He shows Israel Who He Is (“ani YHVH!” –  “I am that I AM“) He [   ] the alternative.  “I will get Me honor upon Pharaoh”  (Ex. 14:4) and even the Egyptians shall know that “I AM YHVH.”  Pharaoh and all who served him were destroyed by the same waters through which the children of Israel were delivered into freedom, and (Ex. 14:31) they feared YHVH, and believed Him.

The common refrain of Scripture is CHOOSE:  Who we will serve.  Life and blessing, as opposed to death and cursing.  And WHICH Master!  The One Who keeps His Covenant, or the ‘prince of this world’, and those who serve him, whether they are called Pharaoh, Caesar, Emperor, Czar, king,  Premier, Chief Executive, Dictator, Fuhrer, or Commander.  Ultimately, as the Messiah tells us (Matthew 6:24 et al) we cannot and must not serve both.

The story of the Exodus is the story of YHVH, “by His mighty hand,” bringing His people OUT of bondage to Pharaoh, first by removing them from that place of bondage, and then delivering them from the attitude of bondage, as they learned to serve Him, and obey His Instruction, including His “statutes, judgments, and commandments.”  The story of the world, today, however, is a stark contrast, as people who once claimed to be His are deceived BACK into bondage.

We have truly “inherited lies from our fathers.”  If, as the ‘church’ has preached for centuries, the “law is done away with” — then why should we be surprised when governments of man ignore the “Supreme Law of the Land,” and treat what were once called “God-given Rights” as mere privileges, subject to revocation at the whim of the new master?  When ever-increasing “terror threats” justify treating once-free people like convicted criminals, they are no longer free.  When “due process” is no longer due, “citizens” are conditioned to servitude.  When police and federal ‘officers’  become “enforcers” rather than public servants, the conditioning to servitude continues.  When ‘the law’ becomes a tool for subjugation rather than the foundation for justice, that process is nearly complete.

When disarmed, helpless people are huddled together in what could better be described as “indoctrination centers” than educational institutions, why are we surprised that pharma-psychotic killers seek them out as killing fields full of easy prey?  And that the expected “solution” is always “more of the same” thing which helped foment the problem?  The God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob was ousted from the scene long ago, replaced by the god(s) of this world.   What are the slaves told to expect?  More prescribed drugs, more “Laws” that violate the Real Law, more control, and more power and glory to Pharaoh.

Thus says YHVH: “Cursed is the man who trusts in man, and makes flesh his arm [strength]; whose heart departs from YHVH.   (Jeremiah/YermeYahu 17:5)

Just as Pharaoh’s magicians claimed to be able to mimic the initial plagues of YHVH, and managed to bring forth even MORE frogs (as if that was somehow an answer to the problem!) — so today do the magicians and banksters and politicians manage to bring forth more plagues of drugs, and violence, and dishonest money.  And the burdens of the once-free slaves increase.  Rather than being delivered FROM a slave mentality, the world and those in and of it are being conditioned more and more INTO a slave mentality.  In the formerly United States, for example, sacrosanct God-given Rights like freedom of assembly, speech, privacy, and self-protection are being methodically regulated, registered, taxed, and prohibited.  Even the Right to own private property is being systematically eliminated – ironically by “infringing” first on the ONE type of private property (“arms”, or military and defense weapons)  which was EXPLICITLY protected by the Bill of Rights!  If the Law protecting property singled out for protection can be so completely ignored, just what is left that CANNOT be denied to such people?  Slaves cannot claim to own property.

Perhaps worse still, not only are “Rights” once said to come from a God that is no longer welcome in Government, its schools, and its courts being ignored (even while politicians swear an OATH before Him) but the only ‘rights’ that DO seem to matter are things YHVH Himself calls abomination:  “Our journey is not complete until our gay [sic – homosexual] brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law,” said the ostensible king of the Amerikan Democracy, as he took the Creator of the Universe to task for not understanding “love”.  It would appear that the only “rights” which will soon remain include things YHVH calls “abomination” — the ‘right’ of a man to be licensed by Pharaoh to “lie with a man as with a woman”, and the ‘right’ of a woman to commit murder of a baby at least up until the moment of birth.  (The irony of that lie was revealed in a recent address by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, who claimed recently that a woman must have the ability to abort a baby, “because it’s her body, her choice,” although in that same state she is NOT allowed to say “No!” to a demand for a “stop and frisk” warrant-less search, or to a grope or X-ray at a subway station or airport, or to a rapist with a handgun.  Some “choice”.  Who’s body was it again, Gov?)

Slaves don’t have Rights from God, they have privileges, granted on the whim of their earthly master.  As people turn away from God, and seek instead the “protection” of ‘elohim’ like Presidents and Pharaohs, they are being led back INTO bondage, back INTO a slave mentality.  As has been seen so clearly are repeatedly of late, “evil” is being called good, exactly as prophesied, and “because lawlessness (‘torah-less-ness’) shall abound, the love of many will grow cold.” (Matthew 24:12)

YHVH led the children of Israel out of Egypt via “the long way” home, because He knew that they would encounter trials, and testing, and would look for the easy way out — which is to return to bondage.  For most of the world today, the “easy road” leads directly to slavery, in the form of that “other master.”  Politicians, and police, and even preachers claim to believe “in” the law, whether it is God’s, or man, but then don’t DO what it says, much less what He says!  “But why do you call Me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and not do the things which I say?”  (Luke 6:46)

Sadly, that applies to the people who might like to be “called by His Name” as well.  They claim to believe “IN God” – but then don’t actually BELIEVE Him!  That is NOT GOOD ENOUGH, because, “even the demons believe!”  (Yakov/James 2:19)

By now, it is becoming impossible to deny that difficult times lie ahead, for the whole world.  Economic collapse is clearly in progress, and the abominations of dishonest fiat money, like the Almighty Dollar, the “world reserve currency,” are being destroyed.  The erstwhile slave masters of that world seek to consolidate their control over the masses before those people realize the degree to which they have already been enslaved, and before they can choose en masse to “come out of her,” and perhaps avoid the plagues which lie dead ahead.  The propaganda, the indoctrination, the deception, and ultimately the coercion to submit — again! — to Pharaoh and to the world system will continue accelerate.  Slavery follows, and those who have been properly conditioned will come to understand why they must submit to his ‘mark’ if they want to be able to buy or sell, or even keep property they once thought they owned.

For those who seek to serve YHVH, and obey “Him alone,” the choice has never been clearer, more stark, and — by design — more difficult.  The “easy road” leads back into bondage, while the longer road that He has for us will truly take us home.  We can choose to truly believe Him, and thus obey Him, and trust Him, or trust in the lies, because those whom He has made free will be “free indeed.”   It is not enough to believe IN Him.  If we believe that He IS Who He says He is, we must DO what our real Master says as well.

Bo!

Monday, January 21st, 2013

I have perhaps been remiss at posting links to the many audio teachings, news shows, and podcasts that I do each week, largely because I tend to assume that by now most regular listeners and readers will be familiar with where they can be found and downloaded.

(The ‘Audio:  Radio Shows’ page link at the upper right corner of the webpage gives those details.)

LINKS

 

The most recent Torah portion (or “parsha”) for this week should be of special interest, however.  Both Jeff Gilbert and I consider “Bo”  (from Exodus chapters 10 through 13) to be one of the most critical in Scripture to understanding the rest.  And in this week’s recording, we both focused on very different, but very much related, aspects of the lesson Scripture has for us — not only in terms of what lies “way ahead”, but what is unfolding now.

Take a listen here:

Bo teaching   —  19 January, 2013