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“Matot/Masei” – teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa

Monday, August 8th, 2016

Join Mark Call of Shabbat Shalom Mesa for a study of the parsha ‘double-portion,’ “Matot/Masei” (Numbers chapter 30 through the end of the Book).

Note: These are available every Shabbat during the on-line services at 6:30 PM Mountain Time, and the Sabbath Day teaching broadcast live via links in both Paltalk and Shoutcheap. (see links page)

The Erev Shabbat overview teaching this week begins one of most important admonitions in Scripture — especially when, as now, it is so widely violated: DO all that proceeds out of your mouth; keep your vows. Can you IMAGINE what a land like that might look like?

SSM Matot/Masei 2016

The Sabbath Day teaching attempts to connect a WHOLE lot of dots! The foundations ARE being destroyed. Vows no longer mean, well, squat. What are the ‘righteous’ to do?
“Vows, Farce, and the Chosen Delusions”

“Balak” – teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa

Monday, July 25th, 2016

Join Mark Call of Shabbat Shalom Mesa for a study of the parsha “Balak” (Numbers 22:2 through 25:9).

  • Note: These are available every Shabbat during the on-line services at 6:30 PM Mountain Time, and the Sabbath Day teaching broadcast live via links in both Paltalk and Shoutcheap.

The Erev Shabbat overview teaching this week is unique among the stories in the Torah for several reasons, including the fact that it focuses not on Moses, Aaron, and the ‘children of Israel,’ but two pagan characters, Balak and Balaam. But their connections to “kol Israel ” then and ‘Scattered Israel’ NOW are too important to overlook.

SSM Balak 2016

The Sabbath Day teaching starts where the story seems to leave off. There are truly “tough choices” ahead, and the pitfalls associated with “Baal Peor” haven’t changed much, either.

“Balak? Or Barak?

 

“Chukat” – teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa

Sunday, July 17th, 2016

Join Mark Call of Shabbat Shalom Mesa for a study of the parsha “Chukat” (Numbers chapter 19 through 21).

Note: These are available every Shabbat during the on-line services at 6:30 PM Mountain Time, and the Sabbath Day teaching broadcast live via links in both Paltalk and Shoutcheap.

The Erev Shabbat overview teaching describes what has been called THE most “enigmatic mystery” [‘chuq’ or “statute”] in Scripture:

Just what is that red heifer thing all about?

But it turns out that’s just the beginning of the story!

SSM Chukat 2016

The Sabbath Day teaching takes a look in detail into why “mysteries” — or statutes — that might seem confusing, or downright uncomfortable, have been claimed “done away with” instead!
“The Red Heifer — and Other Uncomfortable Mysteries Left Ignored”

Mark Call – “Kedoshim” – teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa

Sunday, May 15th, 2016

Join Mark Call of Shabbat Shalom Mesa from the mountains of southern Colorado for a look at this week’s Torah portion, “Kedoshim,” from Leviticus 19 and 20.

What the heck does it mean to be “holy”?

First, the Erev Shabbat teaching, where that question is answered directly, from “beginning to end” of the parsha.  And, this week, current events are a major part of that story:

Kedoshim SSM 2016

 

During the Sabbath Day teaching, Mark is even a bit more blunt than usual, because the topic demands nothing less. Sometimes if we desire to understand what it means to be “set apart”, it’s very helpful to know, “from WHAT?”

“Practical Holiness”

 

And the urgency has never been more obvious.

 

 

 

“Acharei Mot” – teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa

Sunday, May 8th, 2016

Join Mark Call of Shabbat Shalom Mesa from the mountains of southern Colorado for an in-depth examination of this week’s Torah portion, the related haftorah (Ezekiel 22) and how it is still every bit as relevant, even when we remain in exile, as it has been throughout history.

Warning: Not only does this week’s parsha contain “adult content”, but it also may be unsuitable for ‘milk drinkers’.

First, the Erev Shabbat teaching, where Mark generally covers the entire parsha (Leviticus chapters 16 through 18) from start to finish:

Acharei Mot 2016

During the Sabbath Day teaching, Mark “takes off the gloves” (OK, even more than usual ? ) and tackles the utterly politically-INcorrect elements of this part of Scripture in particular that show why so many of the lies we have “inherited from our fathers” are not only exactly that — but lead to Death:

Love is NOT all there is: The subtle and NOT so subtle reasons for “discrimination”

 

“Pesach – final day” – teaching from Mark Call at Shabbat Shalom Mesa

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016

Join Mark Call of Shabbat Shalom Mesa from the mountains of southern Colorado a bit of ‘potpourri’ of Scriptures related to the week of Unleavened Bread, and what follows.

First, two looks at elements of the Passover Seder which perhaps don’t get as much attention as he suggests they should.

The Erev Shabbat teaching begins with current events and then the relevance of Exodus chapter 12:

Erev Shabbat pre-Pesach 2016

During the Sabbath Day teaching, Mark focuses a bit more on things that tend to get overlooked in our “chametz-soaked” politically-correct world, and what we therefore should NOT forget:

“Father Knows Best”

The final days of Pesach Week 2016 begin on Erev Shabbat with another comparison of current events with prophecy, and a reading from Exodus 14:22 through the middle of chapter 16:

Final day Week of Unleavened Bread 2016

During the Sabbath Day teaching, Mark first looks briefly at a “teaser” for the regular parsha (coming next) of “Achre Mot,” and the admonition of things we are NOT to do that they did in Egypt, and also in pagan Canaan – but Amerika now wallows in. Since the Passover is about “freedom from bondage” — in SO many ways! — and yet bondage and death is equally key to what “this world” seems intent on fomenting…

Freedom from Bondage – through the 8th Day 2016

 

“Tzav” – teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa, by Mark Call

Sunday, March 27th, 2016

Parsha “Tzav,” (Leviticus chapters 6 through 8) begins with Moshe being told to COMMAND (‘tzav’) Aaron and his sons by YHVH, again concerning “korbon” or offerings, as the previous parsha, but this time with their part of the instruction.

In the first recording, for Erev Shabbat, Mark Call of Shabbat Shalom Mesa discusses those differences, and again the concept of “korbon,” as well as the process for their anointing and sanctification as priests (‘cohenim’) of YHVH.

Tzav 2016

 

The Sabbath day teaching again starts there and continues to some of the deeper, and even more unsettling questions – particularly on a weekend where paganism proves Yahushua’s repeated point (from Mark chapter 7, et al) that “by your traditions” you have made the “commandments of Yah of NO EFFECT.”  (Regular readers and listeners will already understand why “3 days and 3 nights” could NOT possibly be correctly counted from any “friday” (good, or otherwise) and how the ‘high holy day’ associated with the Feast of Unleavened Bread fits during the week of Pesach/Passover.)

“The Ishtar sun-god-day story, and the Irony of UNintentional Sin”

 

The Whore Church

Thursday, October 8th, 2015

Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion has light with darkness? (2 Corinthians 6:14)

You may have noticed that this article has a somewhat blunt title. But it’s appropriate, and, since Scripture is far MORE graphic and effusive about the topic, perhaps even a bit of understatement.

What is “the church”? And should Torah-observant Believers in the Most High want anything to do with it?

The history of the paganized Roman “church” is clear, and often revolting, albeit too often ignored or shrouded in deception. Over a millenium before the “One, True, Universal, and Catholic” church brought the world the Inquisition, it literally outlawed the observance of the Biblical Sabbath, and the attempt to keep the moedim, or Appointed Times, that YHVH Himself said we were to keep “forever.”

The Council of Laodicea decreed the following in AD 364:

Canon XXIX:Christians must not judaize by resting on the Sabbath, but must work on that day, rather honouring the Lord’s Day; and, if they can, resting then as Christians. But if any shall be found to be judaizers, let them be anathema from Christ.

(A mere paragraph or even a long article on the pagan history of ‘the Church’ cannot even begin to LIST the crimes on that score; suffice it to say that libraries of books on the subject only begin to outline the sordid story. Sadly, however, there is “nothing new under the sun.” Or the sun-god.)

And, yes, there have been other attempts at “reformation” over the past 500 years or so. But for the most part, such attempts have fallen far short of true tshuvah, or RETURN to YHVH and His Word as Written – from shellfish to Sabbath. And so the promised regathering remains in the future as well, probably after the plagues take their toll. Which is why the message of “repentance” is increasingly urgent!

Lately it seems more and more obvious that to follow YHVH and not the “traditions of men” – whatever they may be morphing into – will get one labeled “intolerant”, or worse. How dare we reject what He calls “abomination!” Recently the so-called “vicar of christ” was in two of the world’s most pagan megacities, proclaiming both a new (or is it Olde?) religion of Gaia-worship in the Name of “Climate Science.” And at the very same time he hypocritically proclaimed to respect “freedom of religion”. “Chrislam,” maybe, but certainly not His Word as Written!

The Waste-stream media ignored the incredible Orwellian contradictions of those two politically-correct agendas, of course:

In those same transparently socialist and faux-Scriptural speeches came calls for “fundamental and effective agreements” under the guise of “international law” to push the Bogus Science of man-made global warming. Although the buzzwords have been changed to safeguard the lie – since NO one still believes that anybody’s “carbon footprint” is going to result in catastrophic climate meltdown after almost two decades of worldwide cooling. And a pope who preaches “sustainable development” and green religion while burning the “carbon equivalent” of 500,000 pounds of coal in his wide-body 777-200 en route to the sales pitch is a shameless hypocrite to boot.

The problem is that the Global Green Religion will be enforced at the barrel of a gun. Whether it’s “carbon taxes” that will further devastate the poor (and arguably freeze and starve many in the years to come) or criminal sanctions for those that dare to exercise “liberty” in the face of those false gods, what is being pushed is the opposite of religious freedom, in spite of the lies.

The True Messiah, who “came to do the Father’s will”, said He would not change a single letter of His Torah so long as “heaven and earth” still existed. They still do, and those two witnesses of Deuteronomy 30 warn against such Evil. There is a historic, and utterly antithetical to Scripture, reason why ‘popes’ who claim a false authority to twist Scripture in the name of “another jesus” wear a special hat. It is in the shape of a fish, and represents the demonic fish-god, ‘dagon’.

Warnings and consequences of turning to false gods, and replacing His commandments for worship with others are literally “legion”. The entire chapter of Deuteronomy 13 is about what we are to do when confronted with a false prophet, who “speaks what [YHVH] did not tell him to speak,” while encouraging obedience to another god “whom your fathers did NOT know.”

The prophet Ezekiel (chapters 8 and 9) teaches us that we are to “sigh and cry” at the abominations being done. And the warning of judgment for idolatry is to “begin at My sanctuary!”

But many of us were raised in the idolatry of the Whore, and the idolatry of a sun-god-day, by a whole series of false prophets, and false ‘ church fathers’ who should have known better, but had themselves inherited lies. And it’s far too late to “put out” one or even a few idolators from ‘the camp.’ It is clearly no longer “His camp”, but the world’s. Our mandate is therefore different. “Come out of her, My people,” so that you do not participate in her sins, and thus her coming plagues.

There is an ecumenical “unity” movement coming, and it will not be limited to just “chrislam”. Nor will it be voluntary – any more than such ‘reforms’ have been in the past!

This evil is hardly limited to a pagan pied piper pope, or wanna-be emperors from Washington. It extends throughout the 501c(3), corporate faith-based creations of the prince of this world to the lowest levels of ‘churches’ which fail to “teach my people the difference between the clean and the unclean.”

And the deception to come is the greatest in human history. Which is downright mind-boggling.

So do not be fooled! And this is no time to keep silent!

II Corinthians 6:14, 16, 17:

Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion has light with darkness?

And what agreement has the temple of God with idols? For you are the temple of the living God. As God has said:

I will dwell in them
And walk among
them.
I will be their God,
And they shall be My people.”

Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you…

“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?

Time to Sigh and Cry against Abominations

Tuesday, August 11th, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Begin at My sanctuary,” He said.

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