Posts Tagged ‘Plagues’

“Ki Tavo”– teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa

Sunday, September 10th, 2017

Mark Call of Shabbat Shalom Mesa teaches parsha “Ki Tavo” this week, from Deuteronomy 26:1 through all of chapter 29:8.

The Erev Shabbat overview teaching is a look at an individual confirmation of what was to be said “when you enter the land” at the time of “first fruits”, or Bikkurim, and then followed by one of the most famous, and perhaps blunt as well, expositions of “blessings and curses” in Scripture.

SSM Ki Tavo 2017

The Sabbath Day teaching touches the heart of how blessings and cursings can be national burdens but individual responsibilities. What does it really mean to say “I profess”…
and what if we just don’t say anything at all?

 

Ki Tavo: Individual vs National
Just who is the Covenant for, anyway?

“Korach”– teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa

Sunday, June 25th, 2017

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

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

SSM “Korach” 2017

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

Do we “tremble at His [s]Word”?

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

Sunday, May 7th, 2017

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

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

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

SSM Acharei Mot / Kedoshim 2017

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

 

“The Heart of Darkness”

 

 

“Tazria/Metzora”– teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa

Sunday, April 30th, 2017

This week, Mark Call of Shabbat Shalom Mesa examines this week’s double Torah portion, <em>Tazria</em> and then <em>Metzora</em>, Leviticus chapters 12 through 15.

Have you ever noticed that the more we are told something in Scripture is boring, obsolete, irrelevant, and – especially – “done away with,” the more likely that it has to do with the very difference between life and death?

This week the Erev Shabbat overview concentrates primarily on introduction chapters having to do with an arguably “spiritual affliction” (“tzaraat” in the Hebrew, in spite of what the KJV says, there’s no real English equivalent!) that Mark suggests still has a lot to teach us, ESPECIALLY if we don’t think we see the symptoms any more.

SSM Tazria-Metzora 2017

The Sabbath Day teaching this week again seems to demonstrates that Torah really IS about Life and Death.   It starts with birth, and another now-politically-incorrect few commandments, followed by a lot of detail about a spiritual ‘plague’ so infectious that it contaminates not only people, but even their clothes and houses.

“Tazria/Metzora – Life and Death, Murder-by-Tongue, and other things we’re told aren’t Important Any More”

“Bo” – teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa

Sunday, February 5th, 2017

Join Mark Call of Shabbat Shalom Mesa for another two-part look at this week’s Torah portion, which completes the story of the final three plagues in Mitzraim (Egypt) and, perhaps even more importantly, what we are commanded to know, teach, and DO — forever.

The Erev Shabbat teaching makes the point, again, that Scripture emphasizes repeatedly, and why:

SSM Bo 2017

During the Sabbath Day teaching, it’s time for another look at the ‘times and seasons,’ and what the perhaps-soon-coming plagues might look like, given what we’ve seen.

“Vayeira” – teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa

Sunday, January 29th, 2017

Join Mark Call of Shabbat Shalom Mesa for another two-part look at this week’s Torah portion, which begins the story of the plagues in Mitzraim (Egypt) and all that it portends.

The Erev Shabbat teaching is an introduction to what might well be one of THE most “fundamental” stories, when it comes to understanding all that YHVH “was, is, and will be,” in Scripture:

SSM Vayeira 2017

The Sabbath day is all about why it just BEGINS with “ani YHVH”. How can He REALLY prove that He really IS Who He says He was, is, and will be?

Vayeira – Plagues – Distinction – and what to expect next time

“Bechukotai” – teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa

Sunday, June 5th, 2016

Join Mark Call of Shabbat Shalom Mesa for a look at this week’s Torah portion, “Bechukotai,” (Leviticus 26:2 through the end of the Book).

This week the instruction from YHVH begins, with a single key word:
“IF…”

Which is where Erev Shabbat teaching picks up.

Bechukotai 2016

During the Sabbath Day teaching, Mark delves even more deeply than usual into the question of what possible relevance does THIS instruction – which seems to apply specifically to “the Land” – have to do with us?

“7 times 7 times 7 times 7 reasons to ‘Come out of her’ – NOW!”

 

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.

 

 

 

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:

 

The Vaccine God

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

One of the exercises that I have on occasion indulged is that of trying to guess just which “plagues” will soon, or at least eventually, be visited on a world which has no shortage of modern false gods that the Real Creator of the universe might want to hold up to ridicule.

Would they include destroying the Almighty Fiat Dollar?  Almost certainly, since “dishonest weights and measures” are repeatedly Written to be an abomination to Him.   How about Monsanto?  The Great God that Feeds the World, albeit with Franken-food.  And there’s Licensed Marriage, now that what He calls abomination is “just as good” as what He ordained, but never required a license to do.  Maybe it’ll be the  Power Grid.   Hollywood?  There’s certainly no shortage of potential candidates.

And, of late, there can hardly be any doubt that the Great God Modern Medicine, and more specifically, the Vaccine Panacea, has got to be pretty high on that list.

For starters, any time you hear pompous politicians prattling about “settled science” who don’t know the difference between a “hypothesis” and a data point, it’s a good bet we’re talking about something a lot closer to another false religion than a Law of Creation.  (Come to think of it, “Man-made Global Warming”, by whatever name they’ll think of next, is almost certain to be one of the early plagues that might be visited upon humanity.   Prepare for colder winters, or maybe storms if you’re closer to the tropics…)

But it’s the incredible level of induced hysteria, and police-state pharmaceutical propaganda, that should more than raise eyebrows today.  If the Almighty Vaccines really DID work as promised, and protect the poke-ee with godlike certainty, then what difference does it make whether anyone else takes the shot or not?   And why would there need to be warnings (in the Fine Print) about side effects?  (Not that their acolytes read those, any more than far too many supposed ‘believers in God’ read His Book.)

And the brouhaha is about measles, for cryin’ out loud!   A once-nearly universal childhood ailment with a virtually zero mortality rate, given modern sanitation standards, that not only confers lifetime immunity once endured, but seems almost to have been designed by Yah to strengthen and develop the immune systems of His children, as post-vaccination cancer rates and other immunological data seems to suggest.    (Note that I don’t try to use the word “prove”, or claim that it is “settled science”!)

Yet there is a clear, concerted effort now to mandate, literally at gunpoint if necessary, universal vaccination for something that was largely a non-issue well BEFORE the vaccine even became available in the 1960s!  (The data, for those with “eyes to see,” is undeniable.  Childhood mortality from measles had declined by over 95% before the vaccine was in use.)

Just wait until there’s a real epidemic to “be afraid, be VERY afraid” of.   Even if, like ebola, it turns out to be a CDC-patented, bio-engineered weapon.

About half of all US states already have legislation proposed to limit or eliminate so-called philosophical or religious exemptions to various vaccine mandates.  What happened to the principle of “informed consent?”  And since when can supposedly “free” people be forced to be injected with ANYTHING against their will?  Perhaps most importantly, just which “god” will prevail here, and can the people called by the Name of YHVH worship Him, or not?

It is important to realize – NOW – that those who enter into agreement with those gods will be held to their vows.  “You are his servant whom you submit yourself to obey,” said Shaul/Paul in Romans  6:16.

Elijah put it this way:  “If YHVH be God, then serve Him.  But if baal be god, serve him.”  We can’t serve both.  And when mandatory injections — containing, ultimately, “God Alone Knows WHAT” — become mandated by the Almighty State, THAT particular plague will become obvious.