Messiah’s Torah | Who Are You?

Long ago I had a teacher challenge us to answer the question, “Who are you?”, without associating yourself with a group.  I thought it would be simple. I’m a Student, Christian, Drummer, Nerd, American.  Any adjective I chose for myself came with an association.  I am one of the students, a resident of America, in the drumline, follower of Messiah.  It was then that I realized that I was inescapably grouped with those who were similar.  When telling someone who I was, there was an automatic assumption that they knew many things about me because of those with whom I had associated myself. That’s the problem with stereotypes, they’re a real time saver.  So, like it or not, the question, “Who Are You?” is really asking, “Who are you with?”

Who Are You With?

For decades, I’ve thought I knew who I was.  I especially knew who I WAS NOT.  I was not a Jock, I was not a Canadian, I was not a Jew.  I thought I understood that I, a Christian, believed in God, believed in Messiah, and that I was in the newest and luckiest religion, because I didn’t have to do anything.  I was lucky to not be a Jew and have all those complicated rules, but just believed in Messiah and got a pass. Grace Rocks!  I knew that Messiah was born a Jew, but he was constantly telling the Jewish leaders that their traditions were silly, so he obviously switched to not being a Jew right?

I had it all figured out except for one nagging phrase: His Chosen People.   I was a Gentile. Because there’s only two things, Jews and Gentiles, right? But Israel was his chosen people, not just the Jews. I didn’t know the difference between Israel and Jews.  To my mind, Israel was a place, the Jews were a religion, and I was neither. I now understand that the Jews were the part of Israel’s 12 tribes that kept the laws, but added additional layers just to be safe. If Israel was his chosen people and they had to obey a bunch of laws throughout their generations, how did I fit in?  I don’t do those laws, I just believe and read the New Testament. How is it that his Chosen People still have to follow all those laws, but I, a nobody, get in for free?

In fact, I had it wrong.  I didn’t know who I was.  I didn’t even know who I was with.  Yehovah chose Abraham, and his son Isaac, and his son Jacob.  He renamed Jacob to Israel and claimed all of his offspring for himself. His mark on them was their obedience of his rules.  His inheritance to them was the covenant to obey and continue to be his.  And the children of Israel did everything right and no one ever joined them and no one ever left and they lived happily ever after. The End.

Who Is Israel?

Actually no.  Throughout the Old Testament others joined with Israel and were allowed to take part in the promise.  Even at the Exodus, many Egyptians left and became Israelites. The mixed multitude.  The Torah states repeatedly that strangers could be part of Israel if they obeyed his commands. They are adopted by following his laws. On the flip side, many left Israel by choosing to disregard his laws and became scattered into all the nations.  These are the lost sheep of Israel.  Still part of his Chosen People, but scattered across the globe.  They’re still out there and they don’t know who they are either.

So, we have Israel, Lost Israel, Adopted Israel, and Me.  Messiah came for me right?  

Then I read something very scary. Matthew 15. From his own mouth,

“I was sent only to the lost sheep of Israel. It is not right to take the children’s food and throw it to the dogs.”  But the Canaanite woman begs, “Even the dogs eat the crumbs from the master’s table.”

And he does it. He heals her daughter by the words of his mouth.  

Maybe I’m the dog.  Not of Israel.  The woman above was Canaanite. Not a Jew who kept the Torah, and not of Israel. I have no proof that she began keeping his laws, but for that moment, he treated her like an heir. In Matthew 8, he heals the centurion’s servant and commends the centurion’s faith.

“Even in Israel, I have not seen such faith.”  

But read on.

“.. And I say unto you, that many shall come from the east and the west, and shall sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in the kingdom of heaven.”

Messiah’s Torah

That’s me. But how will I sit down WITH Abraham?  Simple. Become like THEM. Follow their creator. Our creator.  Hear and do his words, his commandments, his law. Return from the pig-slop and beg to be WITH the father.  He made his word into flesh (John 10) and sent his son to pass over our former sins (Romans 3) to give all the nations a chance to hear his commandments again and obey. The Messiah said in John 7 that his commandments are not his own, but from the one who sent him. He’s actually quoting Isaiah 29 when he mocks the Jewish leaders in Mark 7. He’s mocking their additional traditions, because they were ignoring the original law. The law given from the beginning that was to be observed throughout all our generations. Even now. Even by me.

Since Israel was so prolific and scattered in every direction, his bloodline is likely in every continent. I MAY be a part of that line, I may not. I’ll never know.  I may be the prodigal son or I may be a Sojourner. I may be the dog or the lost sheep or the lion of Judah. Numbers 15 says that the the same law applies to us all, stranger and native born alike.
Now I know who I am. I know who I’m with. If I hear and do his law, I am Israel. Who are you?

 

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Law Of Gravity – Learn Torah

I was lying awake last night for a few hours, and Yehovah was teaching me how we ALL live according to Law, everyday. The laws that most of us live under are for our protection and it is NO different in regards to the Torah! Lets take the law of gravity for instance. What goes up, must come down. So in other words, if you jump off the empire state building, without any flying device or parachute, it will most definitely not end well for you! So, one could say the punishment of the law of gravity, when jumping off a tall building, is DEATH! We have a choice to make!

Do we jump and fall into the punishment category, or do we abide by this law and live? Most of us would choose the latter and live! We would be foolish to jump, knowing the outcome would be death! Either foolish or arrogant, thinking we are untouchable! Either way, its not a good decision! Well, what about the person that may not know about the law of gravity, or doesn’t fully understand the law? Well, if they jumped, because that’s all they knew to do, without anything or anyone to save them, they would most definitely end up just like the first guy! But, this is where a “savior” comes in! Lets switch stories here!

Torah Covenant

Yehovah gave His Torah for our instruction! Torah was given so we could live in freedom from this world and in the Fathers house! We, as humans, transgressed the Torah, which most definitely deserves death, unless we had someone or something to save us! Much like the person who doesn’t understand the law of gravity jumps, without a savior we would go splat! But Yehovah came and replaced us with himself! Just like when He made the covenant with Abraham. Yehovah put Abraham into a deep sleep and walked through the split animals by Himself. He was telling Abraham, “I got this.” In the same way, He took the punishment of the Law upon Himself so that we could live! This is the true Gospel, that we can now live without the punishment of the law because he took it for us! He has made right, our wrongs, and calls us to go sin no more!

We know that according to our bibles, sin is transgression of the Torah! Its important to remember here, that His Torah is for our protection! Much the same as understanding the Law of gravity, when we understand the Torah, we can live at peace and have life! Ok, so back to the person who jumps and doesn’t know better! That was us, until we heard the Torah! Lets look in the scriptures to a similar account! Lets go to the book of 2nd Chronicles and take a look at King Josiah!

2nd Chronicles 34:14-21

When they were bringing out the money which had been brought into the house of Yehovah, Hilkiah the priest found the Torah of Yehovah given by Moses. Hilkiah responded and said to Shaphan the scribe, “I have found the Torah in the house of Yehovah.” And Hilkiah gave the book to Shaphan. Then Shaphan brought the book to the king and reported further word to the king, saying, “Everything that was entrusted to your servants they are doing. They have also emptied out the money which was found in the house of Yehovah, and have delivered it into the hands of the supervisors and the workmen.”

Moreover, Shaphan the scribe told the king saying, “Hilkiah the priest gave me a book.” And Shaphan read from it in the presence of the king. When the king heard the words of the Torah, he tore his clothes. Then the king commanded Hilkiah, Ahikam the son of Shaphan, Abdon the son of Micah, Shaphan the scribe, and Asaiah the king’s servant, saying, “Go, inquire of Yehovah for me and for those who are left in Israel and in Judah, concerning the words of the book which has been found; for great is the wrath of Yehovah which is poured out on us because our fathers have not observed the word of Yehovah, to do according to all that is written in this book.”

Prevenient Grace – Life Before Torah

At the beginning of this chapter we read that King Josiah did right in the sight of Yehovah. He followed His father not turning to the right or the left. Before they found the Torah, Josiah was doing his best to follow what he knew to be right. Which is what Yehovah wants all of us to do. But, upon finding the Torah as they were cleaning out the temple, Josiah wept, and had to ask what was going to happen to them. He realized at that moment, that his fathers did not follow all that was written in it and knew that he had to repent! Josiah is like the person who jumps because it’s all he knew! But, when the Word was revealed, he realized that his life didn’t match up and wept! He received the word with a humble heart and lived according to it for the rest of his days!

Not Too Difficult

2nd Chronicles 34:33

Josiah removed all the abominations from all the lands belonging to the sons of Israel, and made all who were present in Israel to serve Yehovah their God. Throughout his lifetime they did not turn from following Yehovah, the God of their fathers.

Throughout his lifetime??? Many churches teach that the Law is too difficult to follow. This is why their messiah came, to free them from the law! This is NOT true! The Torah is liberty, life, easy, on our hearts and lips that we may observe all the He commanded us! You see, the pastor that teaches the Law is done away with, is like the first person who jumps off the building. He knows that the Law is good, but doesn’t take the time to live according to it, because he would rather live according to what he defines as freedom. The book of Hebrews tells us what happens to someone who defies the law even though they know better.

No Grace For Willful Sin

Hebrews 10:26-31

For if we go on sinning willfully after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, but a terrifying expectation of judgment and the fury of a fire which will consume the adversaries. Anyone who has set aside the Torah given by Moses dies without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses. How much severer punishment do you think he will deserve who has trampled under foot the Son of God, and has regarded as unclean the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified, and has insulted the Spirit of grace? For we know Him who said, “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay.” And again, “Yehovah will judge His people.” It is a terrifying thing to fall into the hands of the living God.

The Blood Of Torah

The blood of the sacrifice does not cover the man who willfully continues in his own way of life, after hearing the truth of the Torah. The ground is going to feel pretty hard, and there will be no grace for him. If I know about the law of gravity, and jump off the building anyways, I will get what I deserve. Yeshua came to save the Lost sheep of Israel. He came to bring them back to His Father. The sheep are not free to live however they want! The Shepherd protects them through His commands and they live in freedom from death! Yehovah catches us, and places us on solid ground. If we again jump willfully, we have trampled the Son of Elohim underfoot, and insulted the spirit of Grace!

So What Now?

May you receive His truth with a humble heart, knowing that His ways are higher than yours, and your pastors! Don’t take man’s word for it, but test everything according to the scriptures. The scriptures that Yeshua read and taught. The Berean’s used these Scriptures in the Book of  Acts. Their Scriptures did NOT include the New Testament that is in your bible. Paul was not referring to your bible when he said, “All Scripture is Elohim breathed!” He was referring to the scriptures that they had. This is called the Tanakh, or what Christianity refers to as the Old Testament. If the Bereans tested the scriptures to find out that Paul was speaking truth, this means that Paul taught TRUTH! IT WAS NO DIFFERENT THAN WHAT MOSES TAUGHT!

We have to leave behind the traditions of men, and receive His word. With humility we must begin to follow it as evidence of our love for Him! Our protection comes from the Torah! May Yehovah bless you as you seek His word. Let Him renew your mind, and repent in order to walk on solid ground! Shalom.

Morning Show 8-9-15

Shalom! In this show we discussed how when we first come into Torah, it sometimes feels overwhelming! We talked about how Yehovah doesn’t ask us to understand everything, but to just walk by faith. Listen and enjoy! Share us with your friends! Shalom.

Moses’ Seat – Ekev


Just as the tradition was, when you sat in Moses’ Seat, you could not share your opinion, that is what this radio show does! We read the Torah, and only the Torah. No opinion’s, teachings, or midrash, JUST TORAH! (The audio player is beneath the Torah Portion text.)

Here is this week’s portion so you can read along!

12 “And because you listen to these rules and keep and do them, Yehovah your Elohim will keep with you the covenant and the steadfast love that he swore to your fathers. 13 He will love you, bless you, and multiply you. He will also bless the fruit of your womb and the fruit of your ground, your grain and your wine and your oil, the increase of your herds and the young of your flock, in the land that he swore to your fathers to give you. 14 You shall be blessed above all peoples. There shall not be male or female barren among you or among your livestock. 15 And Yehovah will take away from you all sickness, and none of the evil diseases of Egypt, which you knew, will he inflict on you, but he will lay them on all who hate you. 16 And you shall consume all the peoples that Yehovah your Elohim will give over to you. Your eye shall not pity them, neither shall you serve their mighty ones, for that would be a snare to you.

17 “If you say in your heart, ‘These nations are greater than I. How can I dispossess them?’ 18 you shall not be afraid of them but you shall remember what Yehovah your Elohim did to Pharaoh and to all Egypt, 19 the great trials that your eyes saw, the signs, the wonders, the mighty hand, and the outstretched arm, by which Yehovah your Elohim brought you out. So will Yehovah your Elohim do to all the peoples of whom you are afraid. 20 Moreover, Yehovah your Elohim will send hornets among them, until those who are left and hide themselves from you are destroyed. 21 You shall not be in dread of them, for Yehovah your Elohim is in your midst, a great and awesome Elohim. 22 Yehovah your Elohim will clear away these nations before you little by little. You may not make an end of them at once, lest the wild beasts grow too numerous for you. 23 But Yehovah your Elohim will give them over to you and throw them into great confusion, until they are destroyed. 24 And he will give their kings into your hand, and you shall make their name perish from under heaven. No one shall be able to stand against you until you have destroyed them. 25 The carved images of their mighty ones you shall burn with fire. You shall not covet the silver or the gold that is on them or take it for yourselves, lest you be ensnared by it, for it is an abomination to Yehovah your Elohim. 26 And you shall not bring an abominable thing into your house and become devoted to destruction like it. You shall utterly detest and abhor it, for it is devoted to destruction.

Remember Yehovah Your Elohim

8 “The whole commandment that I command you today you shall be careful to do, that you may live and multiply, and go in and possess the land that Yehovah swore to give to your fathers. 2 And you shall remember the whole way that Yehovah your Elohim has led you these forty years in the wilderness, that he might humble you, testing you to know what was in your heart, whether you would keep his commandments or not. 3 And he humbled you and let you hunger and fed you with manna, which you did not know, nor did your fathers know, that he might make you know that man does not live by bread alone, but man lives by every word that comes from the mouth of Yehovah. 4 Your clothing did not wear out on you and your foot did not swell these forty years. 5 Know then in your heart that, as a man disciplines his son, Yehovah your Elohim disciplines you. 6 So you shall keep the commandments of Yehovah your Elohim by walking in his ways and by fearing him. 7 For Yehovah your Elohim is bringing you into a good land, a land of brooks of water, of fountains and springs, flowing out in the valleys and hills, 8 a land of wheat and barley, of vines and fig trees and pomegranates, a land of olive trees and honey, 9 a land in which you will eat bread without scarcity, in which you will lack nothing, a land whose stones are iron, and out of whose hills you can dig copper. 10 And you shall eat and be full, and you shall bless Yehovah your Elohim for the good land he has given you.

11 “Take care lest you forget Yehovah your Elohim by not keeping his commandments and his rules and his statutes, which I command you today, 12 lest, when you have eaten and are full and have built good houses and live in them, 13 and when your herds and flocks multiply and your silver and gold is multiplied and all that you have is multiplied, 14 then your heart be lifted up, and you forget Yehovah your Elohim, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery, 15 who led you through the great and terrifying wilderness, with its fiery serpents and scorpions and thirsty ground where there was no water, who brought you water out of the flinty rock, 16 who fed you in the wilderness with manna that your fathers did not know, that he might humble you and test you, to do you good in the end. 17 Beware lest you say in your heart, ‘My power and the might of my hand have gotten me this wealth.’ 18 You shall remember Yehovah your Elohim, for it is he who gives you power to get wealth, that he may confirm his covenant that he swore to your fathers, as it is this day. 19 And if you forget Yehovah your Elohim and go after other mighty ones and serve them and worship them, I solemnly warn you today that you shall surely perish. 20 Like the nations that Yehovah makes to perish before you, so shall you perish, because you would not obey the voice of Yehovah your Elohim.

Not Because of Righteousness

9 “Hear, O Israel: you are to cross over the Jordan today, to go in to dispossess nations greater and mightier than you, cities great and fortified up to heaven, 2 a people great and tall, the sons of the Anakim, whom you know, and of whom you have heard it said, ‘Who can stand before the sons of Anak?’ 3 Know therefore today that he who goes over before you as a consuming fire is Yehovah your Elohim. He will destroy them and subdue them before you. So you shall drive them out and make them perish quickly, as Yehovah has promised you.

4 “Do not say in your heart, after Yehovah your Elohim has thrust them out before you, ‘It is because of my righteousness that Yehovah has brought me in to possess this land,’ whereas it is because of the wickedness of these nations that Yehovah is driving them out before you. 5 Not because of your righteousness or the uprightness of your heart are you going in to possess their land, but because of the wickedness of these nations Yehovah your Elohim is driving them out from before you, and that he may confirm the word that Yehovah swore to your fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob.

6 “Know, therefore, that Yehovah your Elohim is not giving you this good land to possess because of your righteousness, for you are a stubborn people. 7 Remember and do not forget how you provoked Yehovah your Elohim to wrath in the wilderness. From the day you came out of the land of Egypt until you came to this place, you have been rebellious against Yehovah. 8 Even at Horeb you provoked Yehovah to wrath, and Yehovah was so angry with you that he was ready to destroy you. 9 When I went up the mountain to receive the tablets of stone, the tablets of the covenant that Yehovah made with you, I remained on the mountain forty days and forty nights. I neither ate bread nor drank water. 10 And Yehovah gave me the two tablets of stone written with the finger of Elohim, and on them were all the words that Yehovah had spoken with you on the mountain out of the midst of the fire on the day of the assembly. 11 And at the end of forty days and forty nights Yehovah gave me the two tablets of stone, the tablets of the covenant. 12 Then Yehovah said to me, ‘Arise, go down quickly from here, for your people whom you have brought from Egypt have acted corruptly. They have turned aside quickly out of the way that I commanded them; they have made themselves a metal image.’

The Golden Calf

13 “Furthermore, Yehovah said to me, ‘I have seen this people, and behold, it is a stubborn people. 14 Let me alone, that I may destroy them and blot out their name from under heaven. And I will make of you a nation mightier and greater than they.’ 15 So I turned and came down from the mountain, and the mountain was burning with fire. And the two tablets of the covenant were in my two hands. 16 And I looked, and behold, you had sinned against Yehovah your Elohim. You had made yourselves a golden calf. You had turned aside quickly from the way that Yehovah had commanded you. 17 So I took hold of the two tablets and threw them out of my two hands and broke them before your eyes. 18 Then I lay prostrate before Yehovah as before, forty days and forty nights. I neither ate bread nor drank water, because of all the sin that you had committed, in doing what was evil in the sight of Yehovah to provoke him to anger. 19 For I was afraid of the anger and hot displeasure that Yehovah bore against you, so that he was ready to destroy you. But Yehovah listened to me that time also. 20 And Yehovah was so angry with Aaron that he was ready to destroy him. And I prayed for Aaron also at the same time. 21 Then I took the sinful thing, the calf that you had made, and burned it with fire and crushed it, grinding it very small, until it was as fine as dust. And I threw the dust of it into the brook that ran down from the mountain.

22 “At Taberah also, and at Massah and at Kibroth-hattaavah you provoked Yehovah to wrath. 23 And when Yehovah sent you from Kadesh-barnea, saying, ‘Go up and take possession of the land that I have given you,’ then you rebelled against the commandment of Yehovah your Elohim and did not believe him or obey his voice. 24 You have been rebellious against Yehovah from the day that I knew you.

25 “So I lay prostrate before Yehovah for these forty days and forty nights, because Yehovah had said he would destroy you. 26 And I prayed to Yehovah, ‘O Lord Elohim, do not destroy your people and your heritage, whom you have redeemed through your greatness, whom you have brought out of Egypt with a mighty hand. 27 Remember your servants, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Do not regard the stubbornness of this people, or their wickedness or their sin, 28 lest the land from which you brought us say, “Because Yehovah was not able to bring them into the land that he promised them, and because he hated them, he has brought them out to put them to death in the wilderness.” 29 For they are your people and your heritage, whom you brought out by your great power and by your outstretched arm.’

New Tablets of Stone

10 “At that time Yehovah said to me, ‘Cut for yourself two tablets of stone like the first, and come up to me on the mountain and make an ark of wood. 2 And I will write on the tablets the words that were on the first tablets that you broke, and you shall put them in the ark.’ 3 So I made an ark of acacia wood, and cut two tablets of stone like the first, and went up the mountain with the two tablets in my hand. 4 And he wrote on the tablets, in the same writing as before, the Ten Commandments that Yehovah had spoken to you on the mountain out of the midst of the fire on the day of the assembly. And Yehovah gave them to me. 5 Then I turned and came down from the mountain and put the tablets in the ark that I had made. And there they are, as Yehovah commanded me.”

6 (The people of Israel journeyed from Beeroth Bene-jaakan to Moserah. There Aaron died, and there he was buried. And his son Eleazar ministered as priest in his place. 7 From there they journeyed to Gudgodah, and from Gudgodah to Jotbathah, a land with brooks of water. 8 At that time Yehovah set apart the tribe of Levi to carry the ark of the covenant of Yehovah to stand before Yehovah to minister to him and to bless in his name, to this day. 9 Therefore Levi has no portion or inheritance with his brothers. Yehovah is his inheritance, as Yehovah your Elohim said to him.)

10 “I myself stayed on the mountain, as at the first time, forty days and forty nights, and Yehovah listened to me that time also. Yehovah was unwilling to destroy you. 11 And Yehovah said to me, ‘Arise, go on your journey at the head of the people, so that they may go in and possess the land, which I swore to their fathers to give them.’

Circumcise Your Heart

12 “And now, Israel, what does Yehovah your Elohim require of you, but to fear Yehovah your Elohim, to walk in all his ways, to love him, to serve Yehovah your Elohim with all your heart and with all your soul, 13 and to keep the commandments and statutes of Yehovah, which I am commanding you today for your good? 14 Behold, to Yehovah your Elohim belong heaven and the heaven of heavens, the earth with all that is in it. 15 Yet Yehovah set his heart in love on your fathers and chose their offspring after them, you above all peoples, as you are this day. 16 Circumcise therefore the foreskin of your heart, and be no longer stubborn. 17 For Yehovah your Elohim is Elohim of mighty ones and Lord of lords, the great, the mighty, and the awesome Elohim, who is not partial and takes no bribe. 18 He executes justice for the fatherless and the widow, and loves the sojourner, giving him food and clothing. 19 Love the sojourner, therefore, for you were sojourners in the land of Egypt. 20 You shall fear Yehovah your Elohim. You shall serve him and hold fast to him, and by his name you shall swear. 21 He is your praise. He is your Elohim, who has done for you these great and terrifying things that your eyes have seen. 22 Your fathers went down to Egypt seventy persons, and now Yehovah your Elohim has made you as numerous as the stars of heaven.

Love and Serve Yehovah

11 “You shall therefore love Yehovah your Elohim and keep his charge, his statutes, his rules, and his commandments always. 2 And consider today (since I am not speaking to your children who have not known or seen it), consider the discipline of Yehovah your Elohim, his greatness, his mighty hand and his outstretched arm, 3 his signs and his deeds that he did in Egypt to Pharaoh the king of Egypt and to all his land, 4 and what he did to the army of Egypt, to their horses and to their chariots, how he made the water of the Red Sea flow over them as they pursued after you, and how Yehovah has destroyed them to this day, 5 and what he did to you in the wilderness, until you came to this place, 6 and what he did to Dathan and Abiram the sons of Eliab, son of Reuben, how the earth opened its mouth and swallowed them up, with their households, their tents, and every living thing that followed them, in the midst of all Israel. 7 For your eyes have seen all the great work of Yehovah that he did.

8 “You shall therefore keep the whole commandment that I command you today, that you may be strong, and go in and take possession of the land that you are going over to possess, 9 and that you may live long in the land that Yehovah swore to your fathers to give to them and to their offspring, a land flowing with milk and honey. 10 For the land that you are entering to take possession of it is not like the land of Egypt, from which you have come, where you sowed your seed and irrigated it, like a garden of vegetables. 11 But the land that you are going over to possess is a land of hills and valleys, which drinks water by the rain from heaven, 12 a land that Yehovah your Elohim cares for. The eyes of Yehovah your Elohim are always upon it, from the beginning of the year to the end of the year.

13 “And if you will indeed obey my commandments that I command you today, to love Yehovah your Elohim, and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul, 14 he will give the rain for your land in its season, the early rain and the later rain, that you may gather in your grain and your wine and your oil. 15 And he will give grass in your fields for your livestock, and you shall eat and be full. 16 Take care lest your heart be deceived, and you turn aside and serve other mighty ones and worship them; 17 then the anger of Yehovah will be kindled against you, and he will shut up the heavens, so that there will be no rain, and the land will yield no fruit, and you will perish quickly off the good land that Yehovah is giving you.

18 “You shall therefore lay up these words of mine in your heart and in your soul, and you shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. 19 You shall teach them to your children, talking of them when you are sitting in your house, and when you are walking by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. 20 You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates, 21 that your days and the days of your children may be multiplied in the land that Yehovah swore to your fathers to give them, as long as the heavens are above the earth. 22 For if you will be careful to do all this commandment that I command you to do, loving Yehovah your Elohim, walking in all his ways, and holding fast to him, 23 then Yehovah will drive out all these nations before you, and you will dispossess nations greater and mightier than you. 24 Every place on which the sole of your foot treads shall be yours. Your territory shall be from the wilderness to the Lebanon and from the River, the river Euphrates, to the western sea. 25 No one shall be able to stand against you. Yehovah your Elohim will lay the fear of you and the dread of you on all the land that you shall tread, as he promised you.

Sighted Moon 8-4-15

Shalom! In this show we discussed the Blood Moons, and the misconceptions about them. We exposed some false teaching on the calendar and how important it is to understand the right one. We talked about how we need to heed the warnings and how these weather patterns are NOT caused by the Illuminati, but are curses from Yehovah. The second half, we discussed the Philippines and how they keep getting hit by huge storms. Joseph and our producer Greg will be traveling there in a little over a month and need your prayers. Enjoy the show!

Moses’ Seat – V’etchanan


Just as the tradition was, when you sat in Moses’ Seat, you could not share your opinion, that is what this radio show does! We read the Torah, and only the Torah. No opinion’s, teachings, or midrash, JUST TORAH! (The audio player is beneath the Torah Portion text.)

Here is this week’s portion so you can read along!

Moses Forbidden to Enter the Land

23 “And I pleaded with Yehovah at that time, saying, 24 ‘O Lord Yehovah, you have only begun to show your servant your greatness and your mighty hand. For what mighty one is there in heaven or on earth who can do such works and mighty acts as yours? 25 Please let me go over and see the good land beyond the Jordan, that good hill country and Lebanon.’ 26 But Yehovah was angry with me because of you and would not listen to me. And Yehovah said to me, ‘Enough from you; do not speak to me of this matter again. 27 Go up to the top of Pisgah and lift up your eyes westward and northward and southward and eastward, and look at it with your eyes, for you shall not go over this Jordan. 28 But charge Yehoshua, and encourage and strengthen him, for he shall go over at the head of this people, and he shall put them in possession of the land that you shall see.’ 29 So we remained in the valley opposite Beth-peor.

Moses Commands Obedience

4 “And now, O Israel, listen to the statutes and the rules that I am teaching you, and do them, that you may live, and go in and take possession of the land that Yehovah, the Elohim of your fathers, is giving you. 2 You shall not add to the word that I command you, nor take from it, that you may keep the commandments of Yehovah your Elohim that I command you. 3 Your eyes have seen what Yehovah did at Baal-peor, for Yehovah your Elohim destroyed from among you all the men who followed the Baal of Peor. 4 But you who held fast to Yehovah your Elohim are all alive today. 5 See, I have taught you statutes and rules, as Yehovah my Elohim commanded me, that you should do them in the land that you are entering to take possession of it. 6 Keep them and do them, for that will be your wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the peoples, who, when they hear all these statutes, will say, ‘Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people.’ 7 For what great nation is there that has a mighty one so near to it as Yehovah our Elohim is to us, whenever we call upon him? 8 And what great nation is there, that has statutes and rules so righteous as all this law that I set before you today?

9 “Only take care, and keep your soul diligently, lest you forget the things that your eyes have seen, and lest they depart from your heart all the days of your life. Make them known to your children and your children’s children— 10 how on the day that you stood before Yehovah your Elohim at Horeb, Yehovah said to me, ‘Gather the people to me, that I may let them hear my words, so that they may learn to fear me all the days that they live on the earth, and that they may teach their children so.’ 11 And you came near and stood at the foot of the mountain, while the mountain burned with fire to the heart of heaven, wrapped in darkness, cloud, and gloom. 12 Then Yehovah spoke to you out of the midst of the fire. You heard the sound of words, but saw no form; there was only a voice. 13 And he declared to you his covenant, which he commanded you to perform, that is, the Ten Commandments, and he wrote them on two tablets of stone. 14 And Yehovah commanded me at that time to teach you statutes and rules, that you might do them in the land that you are going over to possess.

Idolatry Forbidden

15 “Therefore watch yourselves very carefully. Since you saw no form on the day that Yehovah spoke to you at Horeb out of the midst of the fire, 16 beware lest you act corruptly by making a carved image for yourselves, in the form of any figure, the likeness of male or female, 17 the likeness of any animal that is on the earth, the likeness of any winged bird that flies in the air, 18 the likeness of anything that creeps on the ground, the likeness of any fish that is in the water under the earth. 19 And beware lest you raise your eyes to heaven, and when you see the sun and the moon and the stars, all the host of heaven, you be drawn away and bow down to them and serve them, things that Yehovah your Elohim has allotted to all the peoples under the whole heaven. 20 But Yehovah has taken you and brought you out of the iron furnace, out of Egypt, to be a people of his own inheritance, as you are this day. 21 Furthermore, Yehovah was angry with me because of you, and he swore that I should not cross the Jordan, and that I should not enter the good land that Yehovah your Elohim is giving you for an inheritance. 22 For I must die in this land; I must not go over the Jordan. But you shall go over and take possession of that good land. 23 Take care, lest you forget the covenant of Yehovah your Elohim, which he made with you, and make a carved image, the form of anything that Yehovah your Elohim has forbidden you. 24 For Yehovah your Elohim is a consuming fire, a jealous Elohim.

25 “When you father children and children’s children, and have grown old in the land, if you act corruptly by making a carved image in the form of anything, and by doing what is evil in the sight of Yehovah your Elohim, so as to provoke him to anger, 26 I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that you will soon utterly perish from the land that you are going over the Jordan to possess. You will not live long in it, but will be utterly destroyed. 27 And Yehovah will scatter you among the peoples, and you will be left few in number among the nations where Yehovah will drive you. 28 And there you will serve mighty ones of wood and stone, the work of human hands, that neither see, nor hear, nor eat, nor smell. 29 But from there you will seek Yehovah your Elohim and you will find him, if you search after him with all your heart and with all your soul. 30 When you are in tribulation, and all these things come upon you in the latter days, you will return to Yehovah your Elohim and obey his voice. 31 For Yehovah your Elohim is a merciful Elohim. He will not leave you or destroy you or forget the covenant with your fathers that he swore to them.

Yehovah Alone Is Elohim

32 “For ask now of the days that are past, which were before you, since the day that Elohim created man on the earth, and ask from one end of heaven to the other, whether such a great thing as this has ever happened or was ever heard of. 33 Did any people ever hear the voice of a mighty one speaking out of the midst of the fire, as you have heard, and still live? 34 Or has any mighty one ever attempted to go and take a nation for himself from the midst of another nation, by trials, by signs, by wonders, and by war, by a mighty hand and an outstretched arm, and by great deeds of terror, all of which Yehovah your Elohim did for you in Egypt before your eyes? 35 To you it was shown, that you might know that Yehovah is Elohim; there is no other besides him. 36 Out of heaven he let you hear his voice, that he might discipline you. And on earth he let you see his great fire, and you heard his words out of the midst of the fire. 37 And because he loved your fathers and chose their offspring after them and brought you out of Egypt with his own presence, by his great power, 38 driving out before you nations greater and mightier than you, to bring you in, to give you their land for an inheritance, as it is this day, 39 know therefore today, and lay it to your heart, that Yehovah is Elohim in heaven above and on the earth beneath; there is no other. 40 Therefore you shall keep his statutes and his commandments, which I command you today, that it may go well with you and with your children after you, and that you may prolong your days in the land that Yehovah your Elohim is giving you for all time.”

Cities of Refuge

41 Then Moses set apart three cities in the east beyond the Jordan, 42 that the manslayer might flee there, anyone who kills his neighbor unintentionally, without being at enmity with him in time past; he may flee to one of these cities and save his life: 43 Bezer in the wilderness on the tableland for the Reubenites, Ramoth in Gilead for the Gadites, and Golan in Bashan for the Manassites.

Introduction to the Law

44 This is the law that Moses set before the people of Israel. 45 These are the testimonies, the statutes, and the rules, which Moses spoke to the people of Israel when they came out of Egypt, 46 beyond the Jordan in the valley opposite Beth-peor, in the land of Sihon the king of the Amorites, who lived at Heshbon, whom Moses and the people of Israel defeated when they came out of Egypt. 47 And they took possession of his land and the land of Og, the king of Bashan, the two kings of the Amorites, who lived to the east beyond the Jordan; 48 from Aroer, which is on the edge of the Valley of the Arnon, as far as Mount Sirion (that is, Hermon), 49 together with all the Arabah on the east side of the Jordan as far as the Sea of the Arabah, under the slopes of Pisgah.

The Ten Commandments

5 And Moses summoned all Israel and said to them, “Hear, O Israel, the statutes and the rules that I speak in your hearing today, and you shall learn them and be careful to do them. 2 Yehovah our Elohim made a covenant with us in Horeb. 3 Not with our fathers did Yehovah make this covenant, but with us, who are all of us here alive today. 4 Yehovah spoke with you face to face at the mountain, out of the midst of the fire, 5 while I stood between Yehovah and you at that time, to declare to you the word of Yehovah. For you were afraid because of the fire, and you did not go up into the mountain. He said:

6 “‘I am Yehovah your Elohim, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery.

7 “‘You shall have no other mighty ones before me.

8 “‘You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is on the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. 9 You shall not bow down to them or serve them; for I Yehovah your Elohim am a jealous Elohim, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me, 10 but showing steadfast love to thousands of those who love me and keep my commandments.

11 “‘You shall not take the name of Yehovah your Elohim in vain, for Yehovah will not hold him guiltless who takes his name in vain.

12 “‘Observe the Sabbath day, to keep it holy, as Yehovah your Elohim commanded you. 13 Six days you shall labor and do all your work, 14 but the seventh day is a Sabbath to Yehovah your Elohim. On it you shall not do any work, you or your son or your daughter or your male servant or your female servant, or your ox or your donkey or any of your livestock, or the sojourner who is within your gates, that your male servant and your female servant may rest as well as you. 15 You shall remember that you were a slave in the land of Egypt, and Yehovah your Elohim brought you out from there with a mighty hand and an outstretched arm. Therefore Yehovah your Elohim commanded you to keep the Sabbath day.

16 “‘Honor your father and your mother, as Yehovah your Elohim commanded you, that your days may be long, and that it may go well with you in the land that Yehovah your Elohim is giving you.

17 “‘You shall not murder.

18 “‘And you shall not commit adultery.

19 “‘And you shall not steal.

20 “‘And you shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.

21 “‘And you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife. And you shall not desire your neighbor’s house, his field, or his male servant, or his female servant, his ox, or his donkey, or anything that is your neighbor’s.’

22 “These words Yehovah spoke to all your assembly at the mountain out of the midst of the fire, the cloud, and the thick darkness, with a loud voice; and he added no more. And he wrote them on two tablets of stone and gave them to me. 23 And as soon as you heard the voice out of the midst of the darkness, while the mountain was burning with fire, you came near to me, all the heads of your tribes, and your elders. 24 And you said, ‘Behold, Yehovah our Elohim has shown us his glory and greatness, and we have heard his voice out of the midst of the fire. This day we have seen Elohim speak with man, and man still live. 25 Now therefore why should we die? For this great fire will consume us. If we hear the voice of Yehovah our Elohim any more, we shall die. 26 For who is there of all flesh, that has heard the voice of the living Elohim speaking out of the midst of fire as we have, and has still lived? 27 Go near and hear all that Yehovah our Elohim will say, and speak to us all that Yehovah our Elohim will speak to you, and we will hear and do it.’

28 “And Yehovah heard your words, when you spoke to me. And Yehovah said to me, ‘I have heard the words of this people, which they have spoken to you. They are right in all that they have spoken. 29 Oh that they had such a heart as this always, to fear me and to keep all my commandments, that it might go well with them and with their descendants forever! 30 Go and say to them, “Return to your tents.” 31 But you, stand here by me, and I will tell you the whole commandment and the statutes and the rules that you shall teach them, that they may do them in the land that I am giving them to possess.’ 32 You shall be careful therefore to do as Yehovah your Elohim has commanded you. You shall not turn aside to the right hand or to the left. 33 You shall walk in all the way that Yehovah your Elohim has commanded you, that you may live, and that it may go well with you, and that you may live long in the land that you shall possess.

The Greatest Commandment

6 “Now this is the commandment—the statutes and the rules—that Yehovah your Elohim commanded me to teach you, that you may do them in the land to which you are going over, to possess it, 2 that you may fear Yehovah your Elohim, you and your son and your son’s son, by keeping all his statutes and his commandments, which I command you, all the days of your life, and that your days may be long. 3 Hear therefore, O Israel, and be careful to do them, that it may go well with you, and that you may multiply greatly, as Yehovah, the Elohim of your fathers, has promised you, in a land flowing with milk and honey.

4 “Hear, O Israel: Yehovah our Elohim, Yehovah is one. 5 You shall love Yehovah your Elohim with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. 6 And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. 7 You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. 8 You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. 9 You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.

10 “And when Yehovah your Elohim brings you into the land that he swore to your fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give you—with great and good cities that you did not build, 11 and houses full of all good things that you did not fill, and cisterns that you did not dig, and vineyards and olive trees that you did not plant—and when you eat and are full, 12 then take care lest you forget Yehovah, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery. 13 It is Yehovah your Elohim you shall fear. Him you shall serve and by his name you shall swear. 14 You shall not go after other mighty ones, the mighty ones of the peoples who are around you— 15 for Yehovah your Elohim in your midst is a jealous Elohim—lest the anger of Yehovah your Elohim be kindled against you, and he destroy you from off the face of the earth.

16 “You shall not put Yehovah your Elohim to the test, as you tested him at Massah. 17 You shall diligently keep the commandments of Yehovah your Elohim, and his testimonies and his statutes, which he has commanded you. 18 And you shall do what is right and good in the sight of Yehovah, that it may go well with you, and that you may go in and take possession of the good land that Yehovah swore to give to your fathers 19 by thrusting out all your enemies from before you, as Yehovah has promised.

20 “When your son asks you in time to come, ‘What is the meaning of the testimonies and the statutes and the rules that Yehovah our Elohim has commanded you?’ 21 then you shall say to your son, ‘We were Pharaoh’s slaves in Egypt. And Yehovah brought us out of Egypt with a mighty hand. 22 And Yehovah showed signs and wonders, great and grievous, against Egypt and against Pharaoh and all his household, before our eyes. 23 And he brought us out from there, that he might bring us in and give us the land that he swore to give to our fathers. 24 And Yehovah commanded us to do all these statutes, to fear Yehovah our Elohim, for our good always, that he might preserve us alive, as we are this day. 25 And it will be righteousness for us, if we are careful to do all this commandment before Yehovah our Elohim, as he has commanded us.’

A Chosen People

7 “When Yehovah your Elohim brings you into the land that you are entering to take possession of it, and clears away many nations before you, the Hittites, the Girgashites, the Amorites, the Canaanites, the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites, seven nations more numerous and mightier than you, 2 and when Yehovah your Elohim gives them over to you, and you defeat them, then you must devote them to complete destruction. You shall make no covenant with them and show no mercy to them. 3 You shall not intermarry with them, giving your daughters to their sons or taking their daughters for your sons, 4 for they would turn away your sons from following me, to serve other mighty ones. Then the anger of Yehovah would be kindled against you, and he would destroy you quickly. 5 But thus shall you deal with them: you shall break down their altars and dash in pieces their pillars and chop down their Asherim and burn their carved images with fire.

6 “For you are a people holy to Yehovah your Elohim. Yehovah your Elohim has chosen you to be a people for his treasured possession, out of all the peoples who are on the face of the earth. 7 It was not because you were more in number than any other people that Yehovah set his love on you and chose you, for you were the fewest of all peoples, 8 but it is because Yehovah loves you and is keeping the oath that he swore to your fathers, that Yehovah has brought you out with a mighty hand and redeemed you from the house of slavery, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt. 9 Know therefore that Yehovah your Elohim is Elohim, the faithful Elohim who keeps covenant and steadfast love with those who love him and keep his commandments, to a thousand generations, 10 and repays to their face those who hate him, by destroying them. He will not be slack with one who hates him. He will repay him to his face. 11 You shall therefore be careful to do the commandment and the statutes and the rules that I command you today.

Morning Show 7-30-15

Shalom! In this show we discussed how important it is to remove the idols from our lives. One of the MOST important idols to remove is the christian Jesus. Jesus is NOT the Messiah of the bible. We must learn who the Scriptures say is the TRUE Messiah. Yehoshua is His name! We discussed how when we do not walk in FULL obedience, but stay in our comfort zones, we plateau ou and are vulnerable to being picked off by the enemy. We must walk in full abandonment of our beleifs and follow Torah! Lay down the idols or ALL of Israel will suffer! Shalom.

Learn Torah – Church returning to it’s “Father”

What is the “Spirit of Elijah”?

We can find the definition in Malachi 4:5.

“Behold, I am going to send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and terrible day of Yehovah. He will restore the hearts of the fathers to their children and the hearts of the children to their fathers, so that I will not come and smite the land with a curse.”


I find it interesting that Yeshua told the Religious Leaders of His day, that their father was not the same as HIS FATHER. We can read this account in the book of John.

John 8:39-47

They answered and said to Him, “Abraham is our father.” Yeshua said to them, “If you are Abraham’s children, do the deeds of Abraham. But as it is, you are seeking to kill Me, a man who has told you the truth, which I heard from God; this Abraham did not do. You are doing the deeds of your father.” They said to Him, “We were not born of fornication; we have one Father: God.” Yeshua said to them, “If God were your Father, you would love Me, for I proceeded forth and have come from God, for I have not even come on My own initiative, but He sent Me. Why do you not understand what I am saying? It is because you cannot hear My word. You are of your father the devil, and you want to do the desires of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth because there is no truth in him. Whenever he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of lies. But because I speak the truth, you do not believe Me. Which one of you convicts Me of sin? If I speak truth, why do you not believe Me? He who is of God hears the words of God; for this reason you do not hear them, because you are not of God.”

In this video, this speaker claims that he came in the “Spirit of Elijah”.

The truth is, this man did come in a spirit, but it was not a spirit that comes from Yehovah! He is proving that the Christian Doctrines that millions hold dear, are birthed from Catholicism! The “UNIVERSAL CHURCH”!!!!

Revelation 18:1-5

After these things I saw another angel coming down from heaven, having great authority, and the earth was illumined with his glory. And he cried out with a mighty voice, saying, “Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great! She has become a dwelling place of demons and a prison of every unclean spirit, and a prison of every unclean and hateful bird. For all the nations have drunk of the wine of the passion of her immorality, and the kings of the earth have committed acts of immorality with her, and the merchants of the earth have become rich by the wealth of her sensuality.” I heard another voice from heaven, saying, “Come out of her, my people, so that you will not participate in her sins and receive of her plagues; for her sins have piled up as high as heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities.”

People, we do not have time to lolly gag around in religious doctrines that were birthed out of a disobedient “Church” that denies the ways of Yehovah!!! WAKE UP! He is coming!

“Here is the perseverance of the set apart ones who keep the commandments of God and hold fast the testimony of Yeshua.” (Revelation 14:12)