Posts Tagged ‘Terror State’

Just how far gone are we?

Monday, May 4th, 2015

Just how far gone are we? In what has been called the greatest forensic scandal ever to be – so far – revealed in the United States, the once highly-respected FBI and their crime lab has been forced to admit to perjury on a massive scale:

“…agents and technicians lied under oath in over 95% of cases resulting in convictions about just how cocksure they were that hair from crime scenes pointed to the guilt of the accused.

“Throughout the 1980s and ’90s,”…all this was going on even then.  And now it’s just part of the noise, with scandal and outrage which don’t even last long enough to register before being superseded by the next public betrayal.

Meanwhile, the Woman Who Would Be King, a former US Secretary of State who apparently has successfully gotten away not only with treason, by destroying tens of thousands of likely incriminating emails, seems to be guilty of massive fraud to incredible levels of bribery as well. At least that part is nothing new; she evidently follows the family tradition.

Yet, while this horrific, once unthinkable, level of criminal behavior in government at all levels goes unopposed, and even more incredibly, unashamed, Congress quietly works to encourage even more intrusive “Big Brother is Watching” wiretapping of just about everyone else in the world. (Those who cannot afford Secret Servers, in other words.) And the courts subborn perjury and punish small businesses whose primary crime seems to be an ability to read the Bible, and say “no, thanks” to support for abomination masquerading as Caesar-licensed “marriage”.

There is a common thread here. Although hardly new – after all, YHVH and the Bible have not been allowed in schools for decades, and now not courts or oval-shaped offices either – the utter rejection of God and His Word, as Written, world-wide, is now so extreme that people’s homes, businesses, freedom, and even lives are being openly taken.

And the contrast becomes even more dramatic when we compare what now passes for the ‘rule of law’ in the world with the instruction of Scripture. Let’s start with an easy one:

One witness shall not rise against a man concerning any iniquity or any sin that he commits; by the mouth of two or three witnesses the matter shall be established.” (Deuteronomy 19:15)

Well, now that Big Brother knows all, sees all, and listens to all, we don’t need ANY witnesses. But, given the Great God Science, as the FBI fraud made so clear, no alternative witnesses often mattered anyway. However, it is the verses which FOLLOW that instruction that really demonstrate just how far gone we really are:

If a false witness rises against any man to testify against him of wrongdoing…

[once he is show to be a] false witness, who has testified falsely against his brother,

then you shall do to him as he thought to have done to his brother; so you shall put away the evil from among you.”

Oh, really? So, when “justice” is perverted by false testimony (a concept that was once called “perjury”, before it became what now amounts to S.O.P. *) the oath-breaking “officer” who lied to the court in order to secure the conviction of a “scumbag” should serve his sentence? Fat chance!

Which brings us to this one, that really demonstrates “just how far gone” the Rule of Law really is:

You shall have one law, for you and the stranger who dwells among you.” (Repeated almost verbatim, in Exodus 12:49, Leviticus 24:22, and twice in Numbers chapter 15)

Hardly. Some people, to paraphrase George Orwell’s Animal Farm, are more equal than others.

Perhaps we have gotten ‘conditioned’ to the idea that, as the prophet Isaiah warned against, some would try to call evil, ‘good’, and vice-versa. But it would seem that much of the world has now gone far beyond such garden-variety lies.

Justice, justice you shall pursue, that you may live and possess the land which YHVH Elohekah is giving you.” (Deuteronomy 16:20)

But there is a sequence of verses in Proverbs, employing a poignant Hebrew form of overstatement, that truly makes clear, “just how far gone we are” when it comes to perverting “justice” with the evident intent of literally treating the Word of our Creator with pure spite. Note that literally every single thing that “Yah hates” has been in recent news, and not only do those who perpetrate such behavior continue in office, but do so with brazen contempt for God as well:

Proverbs 6:16-19

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.”

It certainly looks like some who routinely break their oaths and bear false witness in order to sow discord might want to proudly hold up Proverbs 6:16 and declare “hey, I got a PERFECT SCORE!”

Just how far gone are we?

Far enough that it’s past time to “come out of her,” and declare, as Joshua did (24:15), “as for me and my house, we will serve YHVH.” The plagues are coming, and the season of harvest is near.

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* “S.O.P” – Sadly, an acronym for “Standard Operation Procedure”

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.

Torah portion “Chayei Sarah” teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa

Saturday, November 15th, 2014

Join Mark Call for two teachings on this week’s Torah portion, “Chayei Sarah” (Genesis chapters 23 through 25:18).

During the Erev Shabbat teaching, (Friday evening) Mark covers the story which begins with the death of Sarah, but might also be called a short course, ‘Torah on Contracts 101’.

SSM Chayei Sarah 2014

The longer teaching from Shabbat again delves more specifically into how our understanding – or lack thereof – of what the Bible teaches about everything from contracts to servanthood reflects directly on the sorry state of “law” and “justice”. Perhaps plagues is a better word…

TT Cooh ‘Torah on Contracts 101 – and the state of ‘law’ today

Torah portion “Vayera” teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa

Sunday, November 9th, 2014

Join Mark Call for two related, but different looks at parsha ‘Vayera’ and the story of the first patrairch, Abraham.

During the Erev Shabbat teaching, (Friday evening) Mark covers what some consider one of the most perplexing portions in Scripture chronologically, from Beresheit/Genesis chapter 18 through 22.

SSM “Vayera” 2014 teaching
The longer teaching from Shabbat again delves specifically into character issues, not only Abraham in contrast with Lot, but in connection to the disturbing parallels to ‘the world’ today.  There’s tremendous good news in this parsha as well, because, “THIS is gonna be SUMPIN” to see!!!”

Talking Torah “Vayera” teaching for 2014 – Lots Today – and This is gonna be SUMPIN to see!”

Torah portion “Noach” teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa

Sunday, October 26th, 2014

Join Mark Call for two related, but different looks at parsha Noach and at least one persistent question: are things today REALLY starting to look “as they were in the days of Noah?”

During the Erev Shabbat teaching, (Friday evening) Mark again provides an overview of the main points of the entire portion for this week, from Beresheit/Genesis chapter 6 through 11.

SSM Noach teaching 2014

The longer teaching from Shabbat focuses on that specific question in some detail, particularly in light of things unfolding today that simply wouldn’t have made sense to Bible scholars of earlier eras.  And what, specifically, does “as it was in the days of Noach, so will it be,” really mean?

 

Talking Torah “Come out of her” teaching – “As it was in the days of Noah…

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

Time Draws Short

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

Scripture tells us that fiat money, not to be confused with silver, or in fact an honest weight of ANYTHING, is an abomination. Deuteronomy 25:16 seems to suggest pretty strongly (by saying “ALL who do such things are an abomination”, too) that we should avoid most of the world’s dishonest currencies. And that, obviously, is far from easy. Surely our Creator did not mean THAT. Given just how pervasive the crooked “money” that is apparently our “only option” for dealing with buying or selling in ‘the world’ has become – what other choice do we have?

 

But perhaps that is just a trick question. Consider how pervasive the internet has become, and how national ID cards, credit ratings, biometrics, and pervasive spying have made what was once called “privacy” – economic or otherwise – pretty much a joke, just like national constitutions and national leaders who think the law applies to them. India is already in the process of instituting a national “mark”; think of it as a “Beta test” for the rest of the world in fairly short order. How long will it be now until no one will be allowed to “buy or sell” without another kind of “mark” – even if they don’t come right out and call it “the Beast”? (Although, given how “in your face” the pervasive hatred of the Bible has become, perhaps that would be no surprise.)

 

And given that it will – just as surely as fiat money today – be the “only option” for buying, selling, and feeding our families – what other choice do we have?

 

But that may ultimately be one of the easier choices to face. Ebola is rapidly emerging as the “be afraid, be very afraid” pandemic that has, and may very well continue, to usher in martial law all over the world, even if the propagandists in many of them will come up with more politically-correct terminology. Perhaps something like “The Police State Loves you, and wants to protect children and puppies. So we’ll shoot on sight and take your last Right.”

 

And let’s not forget World War III. You knew that nothing as trivial as a Constitution, or Congress, or international law, was going to stop the Empire from bombing Syria, didn’t you? And if you’re confused about who “ISIS,” or is it ISIL now? – or Al-CIA-da, or the Muslim Brotherhood is, and whether they’re this week’s allies or last week’s terrorists – don’t worry; that’s by design.

 

History shows that massive currency failures, hyperinflation, depressions, and stock or bond market crashes are generally closely tied to war. After all, the prophet Jeremiah was correct, and the human heart is “desperately wicked..” But the current world debt load is already of “Biblical proportions.” No doubt the aftermath will be as well. And it certainly appears that all of the above crises are approaching their climax in the form of a “perfect storm.” Almost like what Scripture has been warning about will once again turn out to be “right on the money.” Except that the money isn’t right, so the curses too appear to be of Biblical proportions.

 

All of this might sound somewhat negative if we didn’t realize that the REAL God of the Universe (as opposed to those who merely play him on TV) keeps His promises. Without fail. And that even includes chastening those He loves, as a father chastens his son. Sometimes that “tough love” is a real whopper.

 

It would appear that Time Draws Short. Perhaps it is an incredible blessing that His Fall Feasts are almost upon us. There has never been a better time for repentance, and for remembering what is truly important.

 

We can learn to “come out of her.” We can learn – even if it’s hard – to separate ourselves from dishonest money systems, and begin to deal with one another faithfully. And if that system is about to collapse, then it’s about time.

 

We can learn to eat what He says is food, and avoid what is not. Because it brings plagues. And since we are “fearfully and wonderfully made” – with an immune system to fight off not only the “diseases of Egypt” but even those man-made bioweapons that He warned about so clearly in Deuteronomy 28:61 – perhaps we can even choose to trust in Him for our health rather than awaiting the next Miracle from the Elohim of Pharmakeia.

 

We’re eventually gonna have to decide whether we trust in YHVH – REALLY trust in YHVH – or in the ‘gods’ of this world. Those choices will not get any easier.

 

Time draws short.

Mark Call – Parsha “Nitzavim” teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

Join Mark Call for two related, but different looks at this week’s Torah portion, Nitzavim/Vayelech from Deuteronomy 29:9 through chapter 31.

The first recording is the regular Erev Shabbat teaching, from the Shabbat Shalom Mesa fellowship, and is an overview of the entire parsha:
SSM Nitzavim 2014

If you have ever heard the Incredible Lie that “NOBODY except Jesus Christ could POSSIBLY keep the LAW!” — listen to this one, and then search it out for yourself to see whether He is true, and what men are liars.

The longer teaching from Shabbat concentrates on some specifics of the parsha, which Mark considers to be one of the most “eye-opening” in all of Scripture to those who seek to know WHY we are to keep His Torah, and to debunk some of the most unconscionable lies that we have been told in “sunday school.”  It boils down to “choose life!”

TT CooH Nitzavim 2014 – Choose Life!

 

 

“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 “Re-eh”

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

Join Mark Call for two related, but different looks at this week’s Torah portion, Re’eh, from Deuteronomy 11:26 through 16:17. This week’s discussion continues some of the most no-holds-barred rejections in Scripture against idolatry and those who might entice the unwary into it as well.

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

SSM Re’eh 2014

The longer teaching from Shabbat concentrates on specifics from the parsha in more detail, as well as the connections to the current “times and seasons”. It very much IS about “Who is to be Master — that is all!

TT CooH – Re’eh – “Who is to be Master?”