Learning Sex From The Harlot? – Some Things Never Change

I often lay awake at times, thinking about relationships that have been lost because of different traditional mountains that we must cross in our fellowship with others. This Journey of “crossing over” is definitely not the easiest journey I have ever been on, but it sure is the most rewarding! I have realized along the way, that some things never change! I have seen so many people catch a glimpse of truth, but instead of digging further in to find more revelation, they take their small treasure back to the location they were leaving, only to get their treasure stolen, and be told that it wasn’t worth anything in the first place. This saddens me greatly! Along these lines is where I get my inspiration for this post!

The question will always come up in the life of a “christian” who has caught a glimpse of truth. “Do I have to leave the church?” Or even better, “Do I have to leave this christian school?” I think most of us that have actually crossed over from man’s ways into YHVH’s truth, have most likely dealt with this question at some point in our journey. This is one of the toughest questions, and likewise has one of the toughest answers that we will encounter on this wilderness journey. Having to leave EVERYTHING that you have been taught is not an easy feat, but it is a NECESSARY prerequisite for any individual looking to be born again.

We are taught in the Torah, to not learn the ways of the nations (Jeremiah 10:1-10). We are told that we shouldn’t bow down at their high places (Exodus 23:24), and that if we encounter their images, idols, or religious items, we are to TEAR THEM DOWN. So, in this post, we will be touching on one who is frequenting these places in the same manner as everyone else who is there. If you are not “teaching”, you are being taught.

NOWHERE in Scripture do we have an account of Righteous men sitting quietly in a pagan sun temple, minding their own business, whispering to the person next to them about truth. If Hebrews were in a sun temple, it was because they were tearing it down. They DEFINITELY were not there to try and “chew the meat, spit the bones.” Daniel didn’t learn in a sun temple, and he didn’t eat the kings meat, so he didn’t have to worry about spitting bones! The idea that we can get truth from a place that is founded on outright defilement of the Scriptures, is the same as saying, “I am going to learn how to please my spouse, by learning from the Harlot!” THIS IS FOOLISHNESS! If you learn sex from a harlot, you will be promiscuous before sundown! It’s time to step up and be Hebrews! What is a Hebrew? Someone who crosses over from old self to new self. I mentioned earlier that leaving everything is a prerequisite for being born again. Let me explain it this way. If you still have things from your past, you have not died to self, therefore you CANNOT be born again. We must die to self (leave everything! Names, beliefs, songs, titles, family, etc.). Then we must be born AGAIN into His likeness. The one who does this does not frequent the sun temple, but stands against them and tears down their idols. I have said this many times along this journey. If you are truly standing for Torah in a sun temple, you will be asked to leave, or everyone will help you tear it down! If we know what the word says but in attempt to not offend someone who is not submitted to that word, act differently, we are transgressing HIS WORD!

“These are the laws and right-rulings which you guard to do in the land which יהוה Elohim of your fathers is giving you to possess, all the days that you live on the soil. “Completely destroy all the places where the nations which you are dispossessing served their mighty ones, on the high mountains and on the hills and under every green tree. “And you shall break down their altars, and smash their pillars, and burn their Ashĕrim with fire. And you shall cut down the carved images of their mighty ones and shall destroy their name out of that place. “Do not do so to יהוה your Elohim, but seek the place which יהוה your Elohim chooses, out of all your tribes, to put His Name there, for His Dwelling Place, and there you shall enter. “And there you shall take your burnt offerings, and your offerings, and your tithes, and the contributions of your hand, and your vowed offerings, and your voluntary offerings, and the firstlings of your herd and of your flock. “And there you shall eat before יהוה your Elohim, and shall rejoice in all that you put your hand to, you and your households, in which יהוה your Elohim has blessed you. “Do not do as we are doing here today – each one doing whatever is right in his own eyes. “Because you have not yet entered the rest and the inheritance which יהוה your Elohim is giving you. “But you shall pass over the Yardĕn, and shall dwell in the land which יהוה your Elohim is giving you to inherit, and He shall give you rest from all your enemies round about, and you shall dwell in safety. “And it shall be, that unto the place which יהוה your Elohim chooses to make His Name dwell there, there you are to bring all that I command you: your burnt offerings, and your offerings, and your tithes, and the contributions of your hand, and all your choice offerings which you vow to יהוה.” (Devarim 12:1-11)

So, can we learn sex from a harlot? We absolutely can, but this would be the most detrimental decision that we would ever make! If you learn from a harlot, you become a harlot.

Shalom

TRUTH – It’s Never Too Late to Tell it.

As I was waiting in the High School office this morning (I am a substitute teacher in the local High School.), I noticed a poster on the wall outside the principal’s office. It said, “TRUTH – It’s never too late to tell it!” That poster inspired this post!

It’s absolutely amazing how important telling the truth is in this culture! Growing up in public education systems and not to mention living in the Bible belt, telling the truth was and still is a very important thing. I can remember multiple times in school when I was caught in a lie that I had told about a friend, or whatever else I was involved in, and shuttering as the administration would shake the truth out of me. Whether it was at school or at home, I’m sure we all have had similar situations in our lives. Why is telling the truth so important?

As I remember my childhood, there is no doubt in my mind that telling the truth was far more respectable, and pleasing to our own conscience than the alternative. The thing that blows my mind is, when the “Truth” goes against what some might believe to be true, it is not received as truth, but a LIE! Did you read that? When truth goes against what is believed to be true, it is considered a lie!

The other thing I can remember is, when I truly didn’t want to get caught in a lie, I would have to manipulate multiple people into believing that what I was saying was true. Therefore, the lie that I had told, was beginning to be believed as true, thus making the absolute Truth, a lie. Well, at least it seemed that way. The truth is, TRUTH is truth and lies are lies.

LIAR LIAR PANTS ON FIRE!

If someone believes a lie to be truth, and teaches it as truth, are they a liar? This is a hard question! The one who told the original lie is a liar, but are those who spread that lie, even if they wholeheartedly believe it to be true, liars as well? The answer, though hard to swallow, is YES!

The Brit Hadasha (commonly referred to as the “New Testament”) teaches us to test everything according to the scriptures, to find if it is true or not. What scriptures could it be referring to? Is it referring to Galatians, or Romans? When the Berean’s tested Shaul’s (commonly referred to as “The Apostle Paul”) teachings with the scriptures, to find that what he was teaching was true, what “scriptures” did they use? Why did they use these “scriptures” as the foundation for Truth? Could this mean that the scriptures the Berean’s used are Truth? So things like, “the swine, though it has a split hoof, does not chew the cud, so it is not food for you….” are truth? The Berean’s could NOT have used Shaul’s letters to test his own teachings! They had to use the Scriptures that they had, which by the way are the same scriptures Yeshua quotes from.

So, we have established the fact that just because you believe something to be true, it does NOT make it truth. We have to test everything according to the “Scriptures” (Tanakh or, commonly referred to as the ” Old Testament”) in order to find if it is really true, or just a cultural lie that has been taught as truth. If truth is such an important thing in little, every day things, it MUST be important in our spiritual lives as well!

“PRIDE COMES BEFORE THE FALL.”
Yeshua

I find it very interesting, that when you challenge common thought, even if you have plenty of evidence against it, it is not well received. It reminds me of a quote from the True Messiah, Yeshua, “Pride comes before the fall.” Common thought will be held in the light of truth and fall when it does not line up with His word.

Test EVERYTHING according to the scriptures to see if it is truly the TRUTH, or a lie that has been received as truth!

Shalom.

What is Love?

1 John 2:3-6
By this we know that we have come to know Him, if we keep His commandments. The one who says, “I have come to know Him,” and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him; but whoever keeps His word, in him the love of Elohim has truly been perfected. By this we know that we are in Him: the one who says he abides in Him ought himself to walk in the same manner as He walked.

Did he just say, “Whoever KEEPS his word, in HIM the LOVE OF ELOHIM IS PERFECTED??! What is Love? The bible defines it as OBEDIENCE to the WORD of the FATHER! John says “if you say you love HIM, but DO NOT obey HIM, you are a LIAR.” Remember, Yeshua’s commands ARE NOT NEW! They are the Fathers commands.

John 14:23,24
Yeshua answered and said to him, “If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our abode with him. He who does not love Me does not keep My words; and the word which you hear is not Mine, but the Father’s who sent Me.

He Lived perfectly according to the Torah, NOT to do away with it, but to show us how we can lay down MAN’s traditions, and live in GOOD Doctrine! HIS TORAH. So according to our bibles the TRUE definition of LOVE, is OBEDIENCE! How do we love our neighbor as ourself? If we obey Yehovah’s Torah, it gives us perfect instruction on how to love our neighbor! We must STOP defining love with our own understanding, and turn to good doctrine! May you learn to truly LOVE Yehovah by receiving Yeshua’s testimony, and walking as HE HIMSELF WALKED!

What is His name? – A Follow Up

I decided to make a follow up post helping explain a little bit more, the previous entry I made. What is His name? It has become very obvious to me that this a “hot topic” in the religious world! My last post stated that we should be proclaiming His name, which is יהוה.

Nowhere did I state that we couldn’t refer to Him as Adonai. The problem with Adonai, is not the title, but the use of it. The rabbis taught the people long ago to read יהוה as אדוני, thus helping the enemy remove His name from our lips. This is not a bash on the rabbis. They were trying to save their tails in a time of horrible persecution. I cannot judge them. What I can do, is assess the situation with the text. The text has His name written out, יהוה, over 6800 times. Does Adonai appear in the text? Absolutely it does! Again, the problem is not “Adonai”, but the use of it.

As I explained in the previous post, calling him master, or lord, is not setting Him apart. If we are in a room full of men, and I holler out, “Thanks guy!”, who am I referring to? Eliyahu said, ” If Baal is Elohim, worship him! If יהוה is Elohim, worship Him.” You see, in a mixed multitude of religious beliefs, saying “praise the lord” applies to everyone. But when I proclaim His name, יהוה, it sets Him apart from all other mighty ones. With little research on the word Lord, one could say that’s what they were calling out when they said, “oh Baal, oh Baal, answer us!”

The name Adonai is used to try and make יהוה relative to all religions today. The religious giants in the day of the rabbis, didn’t want to hear the name יהוה spoken. The religious giants of today are accomplishing the same thing.

The Christian god, is not the same mighty one as יהוה. That’s hard to swallow for some, and quite apparent to others. The ones who understand this truth, look and act quite different, and are set apart from Christianity. Ironically, people who claim to have “crossed over”, try and bring their idolatry with them, into their new lives. Sadly they are still in the same boat they were in, before they had revelation of the other side. When we die to ourselves and become new, we have to leave our ideas, our beliefs, our titles, EVERYTHING behind. If we still have some of the beliefs from our past, we survived the “crucifixion with messiah” and are actually still living in our old form.

I call my wife all sorts of titles when I’m alone with her, in the privacy of our own home, but when I need to get her attention in a group a various people, I use her name. People! We are in a large group of religious nonsense! We MUST begin using His name and set Him apart from all other mighty ones. If not, you might be calling upon Baal and not even know it!

Shalom.

What is His name?

I find it interesting that a lot of people in the “messianic” movement are buying translations of the Scriptures that use the “NAME” of our creator, but yet still refer to Him as “lord” and various other titles. Don’t get me wrong, I am NOT bashing people in this post! I just know that the Scriptures plainly tell us MULTIPLE times to remember His name, to proclaim His name, to make His name set apart. The irony is, when we refer to Him as “the lord”, we are not only throwing Him in the pot with all other mighty ones, but we are NOT proclaiming or calling to remembrance, His name.

Please understand me! This is NOT a sacred name post. I am not trying to push your pronunciation to the curb! I’m saying, “ SPEAK HIS NAME!” His name is powerful! His name is wonderful! His name is the very name that frees us from Mitsrayim! HIS NAME IS יהוה!

Everywhere He causes His name to be mentioned, He comes and blesses that place! His name is NOT lord, jesus, christ, l-rd, adonai, etc. HE IS יהוה! The Messiah is יהושוע (Yehoshua or Yeshua) Is He my Adonai? Absolutely! But He wants us to call Him by His name! If He asked us to not say His name that would be different. But He has asked us to do the exact opposite, and call on His name!

“All who call upon the NAME OF יהוה will be saved!”
(Joel 2:32)

When we refer to Him as Lord, all other people who worship their “lord” are in agreement with us. When we say, praise, “praise the lord.”, everyone in the room praises his own idea of who the “lord” is. When we set His name apart and say, “praise יהוה.”, everyone has to make a decision to praise יהוה or not. Again, is He our master? YES! Is His name L-rd? NO. He is a good Father who wants us to call Him by name! Praise His name by USING IT!

“And I shall remove the names of the Ba‛als from her mouth, and they shall no more be remembered by their name.” (Hosea 2:17)

Shalom!

Forced or Willful Captivity – Did Daniel Choose His Role?

I find it interesting, that in the past few months, I have heard more than one person justify their role in a lawless institution by using the stories of Daniel and Yosef. Just as the Ruach of YHVH speaks the same truth to ALL who hear His voice, so does ha satan and all his minions. PEOPLE! DANIEL AN YOSEF DID NOT CHOOSE TO BE IN CAPTIVITY! They were forced to be in bondage and then given favor from YHVH to lead a lifestyle of righteousness in the midst of lawlessness! They did NOT worship how their captor’s worshiped. They did NOT compromise Torah for religion. And “IF” there was anything they could not do according to Torah, it was because they were forced into captivity!

So, if you are in a leadership role in the christian institution, or any other religious entity, and you justify it by using the account of Daniel and/or Yosef, you are actually bearing false witness against those two men of YHVH, and dragging them into the pit you willfully stand in. You HAVE CHOSEN TO BE THERE!

We are commanded to tear down idols. If you are willfully standing in a place of sun worship, and begin tearing down idols (steeples, crosses, icthus’, etc), you will NOT be welcome there! The three Hebrew children would not worship how the king wanted all the people to worship, and they were thrown in the fire! The house of ha satan will allow people to walk quietly in Torah for now, because compromise is his doctrine. However, when you begin tearing down his mighty ones (holidays, images, etc), you WILL NOT BE WELCOME THERE ANYMORE! This is the separation that takes place when we walk in the light. This is also the blessing we are promised when we obey Torah.

Korah’s camp is about to be swallowed up people! It’s time to leave it and everything in it, behind! Shalom.

HISTORY – To Be, Or Not To Be

Sometimes we as humans, make things so difficult, we end up confused and tired. I am guilty of this I know, and I am guessing that the vast majority of us are as well. This blog is inspired by a conversation that I am having with a friend, about the validity of the New Testament. Is the New Testament valid? Is it Scripture? How do we know what Scripture is, and how do we apply our lives to Scripture? These are questions that are very important when we are TRULY seeking TRUTH. We must study to show ourselves approved. 

WHAT IS HISTORY?

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History is simply events that happened in the past. In other words, history is a witness to the things that have happened. The more witness, the more accurate the accounts are, and the more valid the historical account. It is important to remember that history is NOT evil. It is just a witness to what has happened.

When we study the Scriptures, we have to understand the history and context of the portion we are studying. If not, we are only speculating at best, which leaves holes for major error in the outcome of our beliefs. We must take everything and put it on the table, test it to the Scriptures, and only then will we be able to find the Truth. Yeshua rebuked the pharisees saying,

“You search the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; it is these that testify about Me; and you are unwilling to come to Me so that you may have life. “I do not receive glory from men; but I know you, that you do not have the love of Elohim in yourselves. “I have come in My Father’s name, and you do not receive Me; if another comes in his own name, you will receive him. “How can you believe, when you receive glory from one another and you do not seek the glory that is from the one and only Elohim? “Do not think that I will accuse you before the Father; the one who accuses you is Moses, in whom you have set your hope. “For if you believed Moses, you would believe Me, for he wrote about Me. “But if you do not believe his writings, how will you believe My words?” (John 5:39-47)

The pharisees were so caught in their own understanding that they were ignoring the “history” taking place right before their eyes… 

The New Testament was canonized as “Scripture” during the counsel of Nicaea. There were other things established during this counsel, which the christian church holds dear to this day. Things like doing away with the Biblical Sabbath. Changing the holidays from the Feasts of Yehovah, to pagan mithraic sun festivals. All of which are a direct description of the Anti Messiah. Do we honestly think that the Canon of “Scripture” was for our good and well being?

This leads us to another topic for a second. The Anti Messiah. What does that term mean?

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It is important to note, that the definition does not say it is “opposite” but it says, of same kind, but situated opposite,This is VERY important to understanding the Anti Messiah. He is of the SAME KIND, or you could say, he will look IDENTICAL to the TRUE Messiah, but oppose TRUTH. I can’t emphasize the importance of this enough. Discernment is not being able to tell right from wrong, it is being able to tell right from almost right. If the enemy presented himself as the blood-thirsty red devil that our culture pictures him as, few people would be following him. But, if he comes as the WORD says, in the guise of LIGHT, then would not the masses follow him? This is an important topic that you must understand before you can see the truth of the Scriptures with clarity and resolve. There are a lot of people out there who think that Yehovah has given them their job even though that job requires them to work on the Feast days and Shabbat. Is that job from Yehovah? YES! Is it a blessing from Him? NO!!!! It is a TEST (Deuteronomy 13) to see if you are wiling to follow Yehovah with all your heart and soul, or if you will run to man’s provision. Does your help come from lawless corporate America, or THE CREATOR OF ALL THINGS? Hopefully you understand the seriousness of this rabbit trail. If you are failing the simple test described above, you CAN NOT SEE CLEARLY, nor will you see clearly, until you pass the test.

Ok. Back to the New Testament. Is it scripture because Constantine said so? I would say NO! Does that mean that the accounts are invalid and should be thrown out into the fire? Again, I would say NO!! This blog is not Scripture, but a testimony of what Yehovah is teaching me in this very moment. It is up to you to take this testimony, and test it. The fact is, and history proves, that I did write this article, and that I am believing the things in which I write. Again, history is just the account of something that has happened. The New Testament is just that! It is an accurate account, proven to be true by MANY reputable scholars, of what took place in the time of Yeshua. If we choose to throw it out, we have not only shot ourselves in the foot,, but we are choosing to ignore EVIDENCE of what took place in history, which is EXACTLY what the adversary has tried to force you to do. He has tried to destroy EVIDENCE that proves TRUTH for thousands of years. If he can change history, he can control what you believe about the future. Don’t fall for that lie! Show yourself approved.

So, that leads us to the next question…

Just because it actually took place, does this mean that it was righteous?

No! History is full of lawlessness! The bible is full of lawlessness! Just because it is fact that something took place, does not mean it is ok for you to repeat it. This is where Torah comes in to play. Many people get hung up right here. They think that because the festival of Purim is in the bible, that it must be ok to observe. We must test that thought according to Torah. Torah tells us to not add to, or take away from the PERFECT WORD! Are His feasts in Leviticus 23 not enough, that we should add more in order to worship Him in a “better” way? ABSURDITY! His WORD is enough. These things are all tests to see what we will do with our lives. This is why we have history preserved for our searching! When we search the facts, will we choose to follow man’s ways, or follow Yehovah’s perfect instruction? 

So, to wrap this all up, let’s review… Is history bad? NO! It helps us understand what has happened before us, and testifies to the validity of the Torah. When men act lawlessly, we have proof that Torah is true, because they are cursed. When me act righteously, we have proof that Torah is true, because they are blessed. Is the New Testament scripture? NO! It is an accurate historical account of what took place in the first century CE, and is the testimony that we talked about above. Why do we need it? Well, because it helps our finite minds understand the importance of obedience, because without testimony, we falter. Can we see clearly if we are not obeying? NO! We must walk in the revelation that He has given us, then and ONLY then, will he reveal more to us. When we fail the test of Deuteronomy 13, we are showing that we do not fully trust Him. Why then would he reveal His truth to us? HE WON’T! We must wake up and realize that we are lawless, and run to obedience. In repentance and rest we will be saved.

So don’t believe the lies, that the New Testament is inaccurate. It has been time tested and proven as an accurate historical account. That being said, it has MANY textual errors, and is nothing more than a historical account! Constantine called it Scripture, and just like his Anti Messiah character, his followers (christians) hold it in place of the TRUE Scriptures of Yehovah. We must take all the evidence, and make our judgements wisely.

Moses’ Seat – Emor – Say


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!

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

Holiness and the Priests

21 And Yehovah said to Moses, “Speak to the priests, the sons of Aaron, and say to them, No one shall make himself unclean for the dead among his people, 2 except for his closest relatives, his mother, his father, his son, his daughter, his brother, 3 or his virgin sister (who is near to him because she has had no husband; for her he may make himself unclean). 4 He shall not make himself unclean as a husband among his people and so profane himself. 5 They shall not make bald patches on their heads, nor shave off the edges of their beards, nor make any cuts on their body. 6 They shall be holy to their Elohim and not profane the name of their Elohim. For they offer Yehovah’s food offerings, the bread of their Elohim; therefore they shall be holy. 7 They shall not marry a prostitute or a woman who has been defiled, neither shall they marry a woman divorced from her husband, for the priest is holy to his Elohim. 8 You shall sanctify him, for he offers the bread of your Elohim. He shall be holy to you, for I, Yehovah, who sanctify you, am holy. 9 And the daughter of any priest, if she profanes herself by whoring, profanes her father; she shall be burned with fire.

10 “The priest who is chief among his brothers, on whose head the anointing oil is poured and who has been consecrated to wear the garments, shall not let the hair of his head hang loose nor tear his clothes. 11 He shall not go in to any dead bodies nor make himself unclean, even for his father or for his mother. 12 He shall not go out of the sanctuary, lest he profane the sanctuary of his Elohim, for the consecration of the anointing oil of his Elohim is on him: I am Yehovah. 13 And he shall take a wife in her virginity.[a] 14 A widow, or a divorced woman, or a woman who has been defiled, or a prostitute, these he shall not marry. But he shall take as his wife a virgin[b] of his own people, 15 that he may not profane his offspring among his people, for I am Yehovah who sanctifies him.”

16 And Yehovah spoke to Moses, saying, 17 “Speak to Aaron, saying, None of your offspring throughout their generations who has a blemish may approach to offer the bread of his Elohim. 18 For no one who has a blemish shall draw near, a man blind or lame, or one who has a mutilated face or a limb too long, 19 or a man who has an injured foot or an injured hand, 20 or a hunchback or a dwarf or a man with a defect in his sight or an itching disease or scabs or crushed testicles. 21 No man of the offspring of Aaron the priest who has a blemish shall come near to offer Yehovah’s food offerings; since he has a blemish, he shall not come near to offer the bread of his Elohim. 22 He may eat the bread of his Elohim, both of the most holy and of the holy things, 23 but he shall not go through the veil or approach the altar, because he has a blemish, that he may not profane my sanctuaries, for I am Yehovah who sanctifies them.” 24 So Moses spoke to Aaron and to his sons and to all the people of Israel.

22 And Yehovah spoke to Moses, saying, 2 “Speak to Aaron and his sons so that they abstain from the holy things of the people of Israel, which they dedicate to me, so that they do not profane my holy name: I am Yehovah. 3 Say to them, ‘If any one of all your offspring throughout your generations approaches the holy things that the people of Israel dedicate to Yehovah, while he has an uncleanness, that person shall be cut off from my presence: I am Yehovah. 4 None of the offspring of Aaron who has a leprous disease or a discharge may eat of the holy things until he is clean. Whoever touches anything that is unclean through contact with the dead or a man who has had an emission of semen, 5 and whoever touches a swarming thing by which he may be made unclean or a person from whom he may take uncleanness, whatever his uncleanness may be— 6 the person who touches such a thing shall be unclean until the evening and shall not eat of the holy things unless he has bathed his body in water. 7 When the sun goes down he shall be clean, and afterward he may eat of the holy things, because they are his food. 8 He shall not eat what dies of itself or is torn by beasts, and so make himself unclean by it: I am Yehovah.’ 9 They shall therefore keep my charge, lest they bear sin for it and die thereby when they profane it: I am Yehovah who sanctifies them.

10 “A lay person shall not eat of a holy thing; no foreign guest of the priest or hired worker shall eat of a holy thing, 11 but if a priest buys a slave[c] as his property for money, the slave[d] may eat of it, and anyone born in his house may eat of his food. 12 If a priest’s daughter marries a layman, she shall not eat of the contribution of the holy things. 13 But if a priest’s daughter is widowed or divorced and has no child and returns to her father’s house, as in her youth, she may eat of her father’s food; yet no lay person shall eat of it. 14 And if anyone eats of a holy thing unintentionally, he shall add the fifth of its value to it and give the holy thing to the priest. 15 They shall not profane the holy things of the people of Israel, which they contribute to Yehovah, 16 and so cause them to bear iniquity and guilt, by eating their holy things: for I am Yehovah who sanctifies them.”

Acceptable Offerings

17 And Yehovah spoke to Moses, saying, 18 “Speak to Aaron and his sons and all the people of Israel and say to them, When any one of the house of Israel or of the sojourners in Israel presents a burnt offering as his offering, for any of their vows or freewill offerings that they offer to Yehovah, 19 if it is to be accepted for you it shall be a male without blemish, of the bulls or the sheep or the goats. 20 You shall not offer anything that has a blemish, for it will not be acceptable for you. 21 And when anyone offers a sacrifice of peace offerings to Yehovah to fulfill a vow or as a freewill offering from the herd or from the flock, to be accepted it must be perfect; there shall be no blemish in it. 22 Animals blind or disabled or mutilated or having a discharge or an itch or scabs you shall not offer to Yehovah or give them to Yehovah as a food offering on the altar. 23 You may present a bull or a lamb that has a part too long or too short for a freewill offering, but for a vow offering it cannot be accepted. 24 Any animal that has its testicles bruised or crushed or torn or cut you shall not offer to Yehovah; you shall not do it within your land, 25 neither shall you offer as the bread of your Elohim any such animals gotten from a foreigner. Since there is a blemish in them, because of their mutilation, they will not be accepted for you.”

26 And Yehovah spoke to Moses, saying, 27 “When an ox or sheep or goat is born, it shall remain seven days with its mother, and from the eighth day on it shall be acceptable as a food offering to Yehovah. 28 But you shall not kill an ox or a sheep and her young in one day. 29 And when you sacrifice a sacrifice of thanksgiving to Yehovah, you shall sacrifice it so that you may be accepted. 30 It shall be eaten on the same day; you shall leave none of it until morning: I am Yehovah.

31 “So you shall keep my commandments and do them: I am Yehovah. 32 And you shall not profane my holy name, that I may be sanctified among the people of Israel. I am Yehovah who sanctifies you, 33 who brought you out of the land of Egypt to be your Elohim: I am Yehovah.”

Feasts of Yehovah

23 Yehovah spoke to Moses, saying, 2 “Speak to the people of Israel and say to them, These are the appointed feasts of Yehovah that you shall proclaim as holy convocations; they are my appointed feasts.

The Sabbath

3 “Six days shall work be done, but on the seventh day is a Sabbath of solemn rest, a holy convocation. You shall do no work. It is a Sabbath to Yehovah in all your dwelling places.

The Passover

4 “These are the appointed feasts of Yehovah, the holy convocations, which you shall proclaim at the time appointed for them. 5 In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month at twilight,[e] is Yehovah’s Passover. 6 And on the fifteenth day of the same month is the Feast of Unleavened Bread to Yehovah; for seven days you shall eat unleavened bread. 7 On the first day you shall have a holy convocation; you shall not do any ordinary work. 8 But you shall present a food offering to Yehovah for seven days. On the seventh day is a holy convocation; you shall not do any ordinary work.”

The Feast of Firstfruits

9 And Yehovah spoke to Moses, saying, 10 “Speak to the people of Israel and say to them, When you come into the land that I give you and reap its harvest, you shall bring the sheaf of the firstfruits of your harvest to the priest, 11 and he shall wave the sheaf before Yehovah, so that you may be accepted. On the day after the Sabbath the priest shall wave it. 12 And on the day when you wave the sheaf, you shall offer a male lamb a year old without blemish as a burnt offering to Yehovah. 13 And the grain offering with it shall be two tenths of an ephah[f] of fine flour mixed with oil, a food offering to Yehovah with a pleasing aroma, and the drink offering with it shall be of wine, a fourth of a hin.[g] 14 And you shall eat neither bread nor grain parched or fresh until this same day, until you have brought the offering of your Elohim: it is a statute forever throughout your generations in all your dwellings.

The Feast of Weeks

15 “You shall count seven full weeks from the day after the Sabbath, from the day that you brought the sheaf of the wave offering. 16 You shall count fifty days to the day after the seventh Sabbath. Then you shall present a grain offering of new grain to Yehovah. 17 You shall bring from your dwelling places two loaves of bread to be waved, made of two tenths of an ephah. They shall be of fine flour, and they shall be baked with leaven, as firstfruits to Yehovah. 18 And you shall present with the bread seven lambs a year old without blemish, and one bull from the herd and two rams. They shall be a burnt offering to Yehovah, with their grain offering and their drink offerings, a food offering with a pleasing aroma to Yehovah. 19 And you shall offer one male goat for a sin offering, and two male lambs a year old as a sacrifice of peace offerings. 20 And the priest shall wave them with the bread of the firstfruits as a wave offering before Yehovah, with the two lambs. They shall be holy to Yehovah for the priest. 21 And you shall make a proclamation on the same day. You shall hold a holy convocation. You shall not do any ordinary work. It is a statute forever in all your dwelling places throughout your generations.

22 “And when you reap the harvest of your land, you shall not reap your field right up to its edge, nor shall you gather the gleanings after your harvest. You shall leave them for the poor and for the sojourner: I am Yehovah your Elohim.”

The Feast of Trumpets

23 And Yehovah spoke to Moses, saying, 24 “Speak to the people of Israel, saying, In the seventh month, on the first day of the month, you shall observe a day of solemn rest, a memorial proclaimed with blast of trumpets, a holy convocation. 25 You shall not do any ordinary work, and you shall present a food offering to Yehovah.”

The Day of Atonement

26 And Yehovah spoke to Moses, saying, 27 “Now on the tenth day of this seventh month is the Day of Atonement. It shall be for you a time of holy convocation, and you shall afflict yourselves[h] and present a food offering to Yehovah. 28 And you shall not do any work on that very day, for it is a Day of Atonement, to make atonement for you before Yehovah your Elohim. 29 For whoever is not afflicted on that very day shall be cut off from his people. 30 And whoever does any work on that very day, that person I will destroy from among his people. 31 You shall not do any work. It is a statute forever throughout your generations in all your dwelling places. 32 It shall be to you a Sabbath of solemn rest, and you shall afflict yourselves. On the ninth day of the month beginning at evening, from evening to evening shall you keep your Sabbath.”

The Feast of Booths

33 And Yehovah spoke to Moses, saying, 34 “Speak to the people of Israel, saying, On the fifteenth day of this seventh month and for seven days is the Feast of Booths[i] to Yehovah. 35 On the first day shall be a holy convocation; you shall not do any ordinary work. 36 For seven days you shall present food offerings to Yehovah. On the eighth day you shall hold a holy convocation and present a food offering to Yehovah. It is a solemn assembly; you shall not do any ordinary work.

37 “These are the appointed feasts of Yehovah, which you shall proclaim as times of holy convocation, for presenting to Yehovah food offerings, burnt offerings and grain offerings, sacrifices and drink offerings, each on its proper day, 38 besides Yehovah’s Sabbaths and besides your gifts and besides all your vow offerings and besides all your freewill offerings, which you give to Yehovah.

39 “On the fifteenth day of the seventh month, when you have gathered in the produce of the land, you shall celebrate the feast of Yehovah seven days. On the first day shall be a solemn rest, and on the eighth day shall be a solemn rest. 40 And you shall take on the first day the fruit of splendid trees, branches of palm trees and boughs of leafy trees and willows of the brook, and you shall rejoice before Yehovah your Elohim seven days. 41 You shall celebrate it as a feast to Yehovah for seven days in the year. It is a statute forever throughout your generations; you shall celebrate it in the seventh month. 42 You shall dwell in booths for seven days. All native Israelites shall dwell in booths, 43 that your generations may know that I made the people of Israel dwell in booths when I brought them out of the land of Egypt: I am Yehovah your Elohim.”

44 Thus Moses declared to the people of Israel the appointed feasts of Yehovah.

The Lamps

24 Yehovah spoke to Moses, saying, 2 “Command the people of Israel to bring you pure oil from beaten olives for the lamp, that a light may be kept burning regularly. 3 Outside the veil of the testimony, in the tent of meeting, Aaron shall arrange it from evening to morning before Yehovah regularly. It shall be a statute forever throughout your generations. 4 He shall arrange the lamps on the lampstand of pure gold[j] before Yehovah regularly.

Bread for the Tabernacle

5 “You shall take fine flour and bake twelve loaves from it; two tenths of an ephah[k] shall be in each loaf. 6 And you shall set them in two piles, six in a pile, on the table of pure gold[l] before Yehovah. 7 And you shall put pure frankincense on each pile, that it may go with the bread as a memorial portion as a food offering to Yehovah. 8 Every Sabbath day Aaron shall arrange it before Yehovah regularly; it is from the people of Israel as a covenant forever. 9 And it shall be for Aaron and his sons, and they shall eat it in a holy place, since it is for him a most holy portion out of Yehovah’s food offerings, a perpetual due.”

Punishment for Blasphemy

10 Now an Israelite woman’s son, whose father was an Egyptian, went out among the people of Israel. And the Israelite woman’s son and a man of Israel fought in the camp, 11 and the Israelite woman’s son blasphemed the Name, and cursed. Then they brought him to Moses. His mother’s name was Shelomith, the daughter of Dibri, of the tribe of Dan. 12 And they put him in custody, till the will of Yehovah should be clear to them.

13 Then Yehovah spoke to Moses, saying, 14 “Bring out of the camp the one who cursed, and let all who heard him lay their hands on his head, and let all the congregation stone him. 15 And speak to the people of Israel, saying, Whoever curses his Elohim shall bear his sin. 16 Whoever blasphemes the name of Yehovah shall surely be put to death. All the congregation shall stone him. The sojourner as well as the native, when he blasphemes the Name, shall be put to death.

An Eye for an Eye

17 “Whoever takes a human life shall surely be put to death. 18 Whoever takes an animal’s life shall make it good, life for life. 19 If anyone injures his neighbor, as he has done it shall be done to him, 20 fracture for fracture, eye for eye, tooth for tooth; whatever injury he has given a person shall be given to him. 21 Whoever kills an animal shall make it good, and whoever kills a person shall be put to death. 22 You shall have the same rule for the sojourner and for the native, for I am Yehovah your Elohim.” 23 So Moses spoke to the people of Israel, and they brought out of the camp the one who had cursed and stoned him with stones. Thus the people of Israel did as Yehovah commanded Moses.

Show Archive Christmas or Chanukah – 12/23/14


Outcry Show Archive – 12/23/14

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Shalom! Last week we discussed and compared the origins of two of the most widely celebrated holidays in all the world. Christmas and Chanukah are observed in almost every country in the world and have very distinct traditions associated with them. It is very important to understand the traditions that we inherit as they are the foundation of the events that we are celebrating. The roots of the tree determine the health, fruit, and life of said tree more than ANY other factor! If the tree has bad roots, the life and production of the tree will be bad. Yeshua said, “A good tree CANNOT produce bad fruit, and a bad tree CANNOT produce good fruit.” Hopefully you will listen to this show archive with an open mind and an open heart. It is not easy to continue to find that the traditions we have been observing are at the very core, pagan. But, sadly, this is the case with the MAJORITY of this worlds customs!

So many people base their traditions off of twisted scripture and Chanukah is NO DIFFERENT! Most “Messianic” people who celebrate this “Festival of Lights” do so because it is mentioned in the book of John. John 10:22-23 reads,

And it was at Jerusalem the feast of the dedication, and it was winter. And Yeshua walked in the temple in Solomon’s porch.

This is the ONLY VERSE in your bibles that mentions this feast. Many people have used this to justify their observance of Chanukah. Does this verse prove that Yeshua was in fact observing this MAN MADE feast? We can not know with 100% certainty that this is, or IS NOT the case. Saying that He observed Chanukah based on this verse is an assumption that a majority of the “Messianic” movement has adopted. So, that being said, we have another way of looking at it, which uses the entire chapter, and not just ONE verse. If you keep reading, you will find that Yeshua, while He was at the temple, was accused and condemned for death.

John 10:25-32

Yeshua answered them, “I told you, and you do not believe; the works that I do in My Father’s name, these testify of Me. But you do not believe because you are not of My sheep. My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me; and I give eternal life to them, and they will never perish; and no one will snatch them out of My hand. My Father, who has given  them  to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch  them  out of the Father’s hand. I and the Father are one.” The Jews picked up stones again to stone Him.  Yeshua answered them,  “I showed you many good works from the Father; for which of them are you stoning Me?”

So the “Jews” who were observing this feast were NOT His sheep. We do believe that some “Jewish” people are His sheep, but this passage is not speaking of those people.  Yeshua goes on to tell them that NO ONE, will snatch His sheep out of His hand. If we keep reading, we find that Yeshua didn’t spend much time there to light the Chanukah lights, or spin the dreidel.

John 10:40-42

And He went away again beyond the Jordan to the place where John was first baptizing, and He was staying there.  Many came to Him and were saying, “While John performed no sign, yet everything John said about this man was true.”  Many believed in Him there.

So we can see that while at the temple, the men he encountered did NOT believe Him, and in fact HATED HIM. The most interesting thing about this chapter, is what Yeshua said at the very beginning of it.

John 10:1-5

“Truly, truly, I say to you, he who does not enter by the door into the fold of the sheep, but climbs up some other way, he is a thief and a robber. But he who enters by the door is a shepherd of the sheep. To him the doorkeeper opens, and the sheep hear his voice, and he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. When he puts forth all his own, he goes ahead of them, and the sheep follow him because they know his voice. A stranger they simply will not follow, but will flee from him, because they do not know the voice of strangers.”

This is what He was referencing when He told the Pharisees, “My sheep hear my voice.” Yeshua was standing at the door of the temple, calling His sheep in order to lead them out. When He left, they followed and believed. Maybe Yeshua, who did NOT add to or take away from the Torah, wasn’t observing this man made feast in the shadow of “Jeroboam”, but instead was rescuing His sheep from the hands of man made traditions.

Only time will tell!

Here is a great article describing a lot of what we discussed and more.

Shalom All!

 

 

Outcry Radio Show Archive – 12/2/14

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In this show, we discussed the importance of the name יהוה and how modern Christianity has removed it from their bibles, as well as their everyday lingo! Take a listen and let us know what you think! Shalom!