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

September 16th, 2013

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

 

 

Yom Teruah 2013

 

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

Yom Teruah teaching from Talking Torah

 

Torah Economics and “come out of her” – another update

September 4th, 2013

This author has long argued that the coming worldwide economic meltdown, and the coming world war, are so closely intertwined, both in timing and in cause, that they will ultimately appear to have been almost simultaneous, once the smoke of deception clears.  And it will ultimately be almost impossible for most people to decide “which was the cart, and which was the horse.”

Our Creator hates “dishonest weights and measures,” like the irredeemable, fake, ‘pure fiat’ currencies of the world.  While the Constitution for the United States (back when it still mattered) once declared that “nothing but gold and silver” coin would be minted to serve as “money,” the Word of Yah is no less blunt.   In the Hebrew of the Bible, the word “qesef” just means “silver.”  But it is synonymous with “money”.  And Scripture (Lev. 19:35, Deut. 25:13-15, Proverbs 11:1, 16:11, 20:10,  20:23 and so on) repeatedly calls the corrupt system  of today’s fiat paper currencies an “abomination”.

There has never in history been a fiat currency which has NOT self-destructed.  Generally, the society fails along with the ‘money’.  And as the ultimate demise of the “almighty dollar” draws ever closer, the deceptions and manipulation of formerly-free world markets, from foreign exchange to stocks and bonds to commodities, intensifies.

At the recent Federal Reserve FOMC meeting, the mere suggestion that SOMEDAY, in the unlikely event of economic recovery, the Fed might begin to “taper” its money printing excesses resulted in an immediate worldwide panic in all types of paper assets — from stocks in Asia, Europe, and the US, to government bonds to commodities futures.  If the intent of the “jawboning” was a “beta test” to assess the reaction of investors to even a hint that “easy money” might not flow like cheap booze to winos, the verdict is in.  The “End Of QE” — if it ever happens — will not be pretty.

Analysts who have correctly forecast the continued economic meltdown concluded that the central banks have literally “painted themselves into a corner,” with no escape.  To end the money printing will end the pretense of recovery, and of banking system solvency.  A derivative meltdown and liquidity collapse would follow.  But the alternative, indeed the mathematical certainty, of a debt-based system, is hyperinflation.  Either way, the handwriting is already on the wall.  The final demise of the Almighty Dollar, the world reserve currency, has been “weighed, measured, and divided”.

Indeed, perhaps the most likely scenario at this point is BOTH:  an attempt to “taper” the money-printing extravaganza results in a market panic, followed by a cure of the only “solution” that will be considered — LOTS more money printing.  Hyperinflation is the inevitable result.

Bank accounts in the island nation of Cyprus were recently confiscated in what has now been called a “bail-IN.”  Rather than bailing OUT banksters, the new sham is to force depositors to bail-in, and accept worthless ‘ownership’ of failed financial institutions, via the ruse that they are “creditors” of the bankruptcy.  The nations of Japan and Canada, among others, talk openly now of the option, and having been successfully beta-tested, rest assured that it WILL be used elsewhere, including places that the rubes believe “it could NEVER happen here.”   And remember, they would never tap your phones, either.

As the open and literally “in-your-face” criminality in the world financial system spreads like a cancer, the manipulation of the paper gold and silver markets has become more brazen as well.  In mid-April, over 400 TONS of gold that could not be delivered were “sold” in order to collapse prices and precipitate a liquidation.  Even the most skeptical observers of the sham were forced to admit the obvious.  But as the price of PAPER “gold” and paper “silver” (which exist only in “hypothecated” form as a promise for future delivery which cannot be kept) fell, the supplies of REAL gold and silver coins simply began to dry up, worldwide.  A great “divergence” manifested; “premiums” increased.  Those who wanted to buy real, physical precious metals began to understand that the “price” of the fake stuff in the Crimex and similar manipulated markets had less and less to do with reality.

Watch for a “gold-backed” replacement currency when the dollar and world reserve system implodes.  The problems?  It will be a lie – and you can expect that those who want the PRIVILEGE of “buying and selling” in that new WunderMunny will have to verify their identity somehow.  To prevent crime and money laundering, you will be told.  Think of it as a “mark” — so that the prince of This World knows who serves him.

More and more of the honest economic commentators and advisers are beginning to tell their clients what Revelation 18:4 also counsels:  “Come out of her.”  A system built on lies MUST inevitably collapse.   (And students of the Torah will recognize that indeed this was the function of the “Yovel” or “Jubilee” year:  to RESET the economic system every fifty years, before the burden of compounding debt would otherwise collapse a society.)  When dishonest money fails, the aftermath is never pretty, and generally it includes war.  But when the biggest and most corrupt debt bubble in human history explodes, worldwide, the only way to describe the carnage will be “of Biblical proportions.”

The time to prepare, and to “come out“, so as to NOT participate in the sin, nor partake of the plagues now so clearly on the horizon, is NOW.


Ki Tetsei

August 20th, 2013

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

 

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

The Big Lie

August 7th, 2013

And the “Lies just keep on coming!”

Whether the secret, unconstitutional program was called “Echelon,”  or “Prism,” or “main core,” or any of a dozen other “code-names” designed to keep people from realizing the perfidy of those who consider themselves rulers — but clearly not servants — it is now obvious that the “conspiracy theorists” were right all along.  Power DOES corrupt!  And Big Brother really IS watching, and listening, and spying, and groping, and lying about all of it.  King Solomon was right, too, of course.  There really is “nothing new under the sun,” either.

The Director of the “National Security Agency”, or NSA (once so officially denied even to exist that it was called “No Such Agency”) and the Director of National Intelligence [sic] and the President of the United States have all recently claimed that they are not “bugging” phone calls.  They are not spying on people who were once “presumed innocent” without a lawful warrant.  They are lying.  And they have been caught – repeatedly – and yet are not even ashamed.

The “ends justify the means”, is the common rationale.  After all, the “law” doesn’t matter (remember, ‘the Church’ has participated in that dispensational deception for about 17 centuries; if YHVH Himself cannot be trusted to keep His Word, and the “Law of God” can be done away with, or “nailed to the cross” – why would ANYONE think a mere Constitution or Bill of Rights written by men could possibly fare any better?)

And if we will not allow God or His Word in the Courts – or legislature – or White House – or especially in schools, then why would anyone be able to expect His protection?  Better, we are told, to trust in fallen man — especially when he wears a uniform, and is often the only one allowed to carry a gun.

What is so astounding about all of these recent “revelations” of deceit, and lawlessness, and brazen chutzpah is the sheer boldness of the evil.  Adolf Hitler once famously wrote of “the Big Lie”, repeated ad nauseum, which succeeds in deceiving the masses simply because it IS so bold, so “in your face”.  People, he said, would simply be unwilling to accept that anyone could lie so openly.  Propaganda and peer pressure would do the rest.  Any perusal of the news today reveals that, so far as the princes of this world are concerned, Mein Kampf was correct.  Or at least that most politicians and bureaucrats are reading his playbook, and certainly not the Bible.

And yet Scripture is all about Truth.  It is literally the opposite of the cancerous Big Lies we see exposed worldwide today.  And all that we who have “eyes to see” can observe in the world today was correctly foretold as well.  Yahushua, in Matthew 24, spoke of lies so overwhelming that, “if possible, even the elect,” would be deceived.  “See, I have told you beforehand.”

Shaul, or Paul, spoke several times about the attitudes reflected by such “haters of God“, and called them, among other things, “proud,” filled with unrighteousness, “covenant-breakers” (Romans 1) and predicted that, “in the last days, perilous times will come,” and that men will be headstrong, haughty, traitorous, despisers of good, and ultimately, “having a form of godliness but denying its power.  And from such people turn away!

The true “disconnect” however, is that people who refuse to trust in God, and indeed reject Him completely, even to the point of accepting what He calls “abomination,” would instead trust their lives, and their children’s lives, to the protection of men who have shown they cannot be trusted.

Elected officials in the United States of America — at least ‘once upon a time’ — took an oath before God to defend the Constitution “against all enemies”, including those in positions of power, within the gates.  Now it has become clear that many of those same “public servants” not only lied about their perfidy, but lied before YHVH as well.

Why would we — or ANYONE — “trust” people who clearly cannot even be trusted to keep an OATH before YHVH?

The Biggest Lie of all is that YHVH cannot be trusted to keep His Word, but that somehow, liars who hate Him – can.

From such, turn away.

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These six things does YHVH hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him:

A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,

A heart that devises wicked imaginations, feet that are swift in running to mischief,

A false witness that speaks lies, and he that sows discord among brethren.                   [Proverbs 6:16-19]

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

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.

Offense and Judgment

May 24th, 2013

Sometimes Biblical prophecy is only obvious in hindsight.  Even so, the evidence that “time draws short” toward the events outlined in places like Matthew chapter 24 continues to mount.  Most recently, in the US military, those who openly profess their faith in the God of the Bible are being “delivered up to be afflicted,” because “many are offended” and betray and hate one another.  But the reason for the acceleration in this downward spiral is increasingly clear as well:  iniquity, or “torah-less-ness” — the rejection of the instruction of YHVH in His Word — certainly “abounds”, and as such the “love of many” does indeed “wax cold”…and colder, and colder.

Numbers chapter 30 is all about vows.  It makes clear, in no uncertain terms, that men who make vows before Yah will be held responsible for them.  Presumably that holds true even for elected politicians and soldiers, each of whom swear before God that they will uphold the Supreme Law of their land, which generally means the Constitution, but also the Word of God upon which they rest.  Lately the contradictions between those vows and certain fruit serves to underscore the iniquity which increasingly abounds.

In the State of Kansas at the end of April, the governor’s signature on a law passed overwhelmingly by their legislature went into effect, and essentially reaffirmed what the Second Amendment to the Bill of Rights already stated clearly, for those with “eyes to see“.  Namely, that the right of the people (of Kansas, in particular) to keep and bear arms and ammunition, especially that manufactured and kept within their state, “shall not be infringed.”  And that federal agents who violate their oaths, and that law, would be subject to arrest.

One might lament that such a “law” would even be necessary, given the many elements of the Constitution which make it redundant.  But immediately after the new law went into effect, the same Attorney General responsible for the infamous “Fast and Furious” gun-running scandal — where rifles that the administration wants to prohibit citizens from having were sold illegally across the border to Mexican drug cartel ganglords — wrote a letter claiming that THEIR law was “unConstitutional!”  A more obscene example of Isaiah’s prophecy* (Is. 5:20) about calling”evil, good and good, evil“, would be hard to find.

That is, until later that same week…when the “Department of Defense” for the US armed forces banned what it called “proselytizing”, and issued a warning to officers and soldiers that those who shared their faith in the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob might face court martial.  A spokesperson for the Air Force made a particularly asinine “clarification” of the new policy, saying that military forces in uniform may express their “personal religious beliefs as long it does not make others uncomfortable.”  And perhaps that is exactly what our Messiah meant when He said, “many will be offended.”  The Word of God, as Written, has ALWAYS been “offensive” to some, which is why it has been so hated, and twisted…but perhaps never more so than lately.

RIghts which were once unanimously agreed to be “God-given” are now being taken away by men who swore an oath BEFORE that same God to preserve them.  While others who once risked their lives to protect those same Rights are now being told to deny them, AND Him!

By its very nature, war has always been a subject of contention.  There has never been any shortage of debate about whether various armies of men in conflict are “serving God”, or not.  But at least the history of most military forces, especially including the United States, has always included the propensity of men facing death in battle praying together and openly sharing their faith in God.  The very idea that military service is about “God, family, and country” has never, until now, been in doubt.  Even the old saying that there are “no atheists in foxholes” bears testimony to that truth. And the famous story of General George S. Patton’s prayer for “fair weather for Battle,” prior to World War II’s “Battle of the Bulge” demonstrates just how dramatically things have now been inverted.

The Army Chaplain who wrote the famous prayer, James H. O’Neill, wrote years later** of his conversation with General Patton prior to the distribution of that prayer request to the commanders of every unit in his Third Army  (3200 copies, including the 486 chaplains).  Patton indicated that he was a “strong believer in Prayer,” and God.  He “talked about Gideon in the Bible, said that men should pray no matter where they were…and that if they did not pray, sooner or later they would ‘crack up.’ ”

Now, however, such a prayer to God would be — in the appropriately ironic term — “Verbotten!”  Such a leader of men before God would be called a “proselytizer,” and risk court martial.  But far worse:  the army that refuses to acknowledge Him risks, and DESERVES, not the blessing of YHVH, but His wrath.  Throughout Scripture, our Creator promises blessings for obedience to Him, and curses for rebellion to His instruction.  The warning of places like Lev. 26:12-45 is dramatic:

“If you will not hearken to Me…if you reject My statutes…ordinances…commandments…
then I will do [these things to you]…
I will set My face against you, and you shall be smitten before your enemies; they that hate you shall rule over you…”

Those He loves, He chastens!  But He promises that if we reject that chastening, it will become progressively more and more severe, ending — as it has in history repeatedly — in destruction and exile.

Recently, as I listened to a radio program addressing just exactly the kind of things that His servants are increasingly being given “eyes to see,” I was moved to “connect the dots” and heard a question that YHVH might have posed to me as an illustration.  I ask you the reader to consider the implication:

“If your military — or your government — will not serve Me, then why would you ever think they would serve YOU?”

The implications of these developments are simply staggering.  Both history and Scripture leave no doubt whatsoever about the fate of governments, nations, and civilizations that deny Him.  The plagues that result are why we are told to “come out of her.”  Those who have taken oaths of service before God bear a special obligation.  Yahushua warns that those who deny Him will themselves be denied before YHVH, because He came “not to send peace, but a sword.”  (Matthew 10:32-36)  Shaul’s (Paul’s) letter to the Ephesians (5:11) — as does Ezekiel’s admonition (Chapter 33) to watchmen! — makes clear that the obligation extends not ONLY to “not denying” Him, but to speaking up and warning our brethren and neighbors about what is coming, while having “NO fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness.”  History, too, has demonstrated that “I was only following orders,” is NOT a valid excuse even before a fallen world – much less the King of Creation.

Armies which march into battle without asking His protection generally do not march back out.

What is coming is at this point increasingly hard to deny.  And it is not pretty.

But if we love Him, and are “called according to His purposes“, He already has things worked out for those who are His.  The time to “come out of her,” is now.  Pray that we are counted worthy to escape, and be covered, through what lies ahead.  But, remember that, “he who shall endure…that same shall be saved.”

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*  Isaiah 5:20 —
Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; Who put darkness for light, and light for darkness; Who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!”

**  “The True Story of the Patton Prayer,” by Msgr. James H. O’Neill,  from the “Review of the News”, 6 October, 1971.

Latest Shabbat teaching

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

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!”

Colbert gets it BACKWARD

April 9th, 2013

For a real example of missing the point, check this out:

Steve Colbert Gets it BACKWARDs

…by thinking that there is a contradiction somehow between wanting a “background check” for becoming a “citizen” of the Nanny State, and a background check in order for that slave to be allowed to “buy or sell”  (at first, guns – but, ultimately – everything) a ONCE Constitutionally-guaranteed Right.

To relieve the concerns of many conservatives, the Republican senators proposing immigration reform have pointed out that undocumented immigrants will have to undergo fingerprinting and background checks, among many other things, before obtaining a green card. However, as Colbert points out, many Republicans oppose the same basic requirement to obtain an assault weapon.

 

“Yes, they must be fingerprinted, they must be background checked. After all they are trying to get citizenship, not an assault weapon.”

It is just two sentences, but it really sums up much of the debate around the two issues.

Hardly!

The truly GREAT irony is that Colbert (and evidently this author) gets it BACKWARD and misses what should have been his own point!

BOTH ‘immigration reform’ and ‘gun registration’ are about EXACTLY the same thing:  CONTROL and the god-like importance of the Big Brother State.  The real pretense here is that both Demo-cons and Republi-crats ultimately believe that only THEY, and the Almighty State, define what “Rights” are — and are NOT — and what the peons must do.

The “path to citizenship” requires registration and background checks.  So does the path to infringement of what is left of the Bill of Rights.  Colbert doesn’t believe people have “God-given Rights”.  Peons need to be conditioned to ‘registration’, fingerprinting, airport searches, and “infringement” in general.

He sums up the obvious similarity — and the contradictions — but doesn’t get it.  Nor does he see where such tyranny ALWAYS ends.

Evil upside-down, and Irony

April 5th, 2013

I was struck this morning by this article:

“Judge strikes down age restriction on morning-after pill”

and the irony that it represents.

Amerika [with a ‘k’] once had a Constitution and Bill of Rights which protected all people from prohibited actions by its legitimate government – from illegal searches, to property confiscation, to any restriction whatsoever on the Right to “keep and bear arms”.  All arms.

Now, travel can and is routinely prohibited unless victims “consent” to searches, groping, and theft of items which might offer protection from such abuse by other criminals.

An attempt to give a 16-yr-old a .22 rifle for a birthday gift can — and has — resulted in the arrest of fathers.

And while I am no fan of unconstitutional ‘laws’ prohibiting the so-called ‘possession’ of ANYTHING (find THAT in Article 1 as a power delegated to the central government!) I do find the irony in the decision today “ironic”, to say the least.

 

A 16-yr-old girl can no longer buy a rifle, even though the Second Amendment once demanded that such a God-given Right “shall not be infringed”.  No matter HOW old she is, if Big Brother prevails against the last shreds of the Constitution, she will not be able to BUY such a tool without permission, without Big Brother’s “universal background check'” and the “Mark” it so clearly represents.  In many places she cannot possess any such tool.

So – we have the following:

In places like Chicago, or NYC, or Washington, D.C, or Connecticut, that 16-yr-old girl cannot so much as THREATEN a rapist with a gun.  But she can kill the baby.