Friday, November 17, 2017


CREATION WEEK INSIGHTS

Continuing with our study of the Sabbath worship: The record of the creation week described in the Bible is incredibly rich in mystery. God describes the creation in sparse language with few details. When our method is to allow the Bible to interpret itself these mysteries are unveiled. Many twist the word to fit what they believe or want to believe. Our approach is to allow the Bible to interpret itself.



The Bible was written by 40 different writers over a 1500 year time span. The amazing thing about this is how consistent the precepts and history of the Bible flow together. The ancient Jewish Torah teachers spent their entire lives praying and meditating over this Word that was given to them to bless the entire world. Some of their insights and understanding are quite amazing.

It becomes even more amazing when we realize that for the present time, the Jewish people have rejected the Messiah they were waiting for. The scriptures describe His appearance and point to Yeshua as the haMashiach (Messiah) of the Bible. Yes, the insights they have confirm that Yeshua is the one. It will be a glorious day when He returns and they accept him as haMashiac (Zechariah 12.9-14) at the end of this age.

In this study we will delve into the “creation week” of six days and rest on the seventh. This theme runs throughout the entire Bible. Six days of work, rest on the seventh. Herein lie many truths and mysteries concerning the second coming of Yeshua at the end of this present age. The creation week and 6/1 concept is central to understanding scripture.

Day One – The first letter of the Hebrew language is the Beit. It looks like this ב. Hebrew is written from right to left. The sages saw the meaning of this opening letter as being bounded on all sides except forward (the opening faces forward). Therefore all events that occur after the beginning (the creation of Adam) are those which are accessible to human investigation (the open end of the beit). Those that precede the beginning, the time of creation, the back of the beit, are not open to investigation--only God has knowledge of these events and how they unfolded.

Hebrew’s count time, as we know it from the creation of man, Adam. Therefore in the year 2018 on the Gregorian calendar it is 5778 on the Hebrew calendar. This is calculated by using the genealogy’s which are written in the Bible. According to that calculation, since Adam was created 5,778 years have passed. What went on prior to Adam is calculated by God, in time only as He knows it.

 

The first day of creation is described as Day One in the Hebrew because there was no day to precede it. It couldn’t be “the first day” because there had never been a day before. Day two is described as “the second day” because it came after day one. This small detail reveals that the Bible is very detailed in its description of events. The ancient sages noticed this.

 

A day in the Bible is described as a thousand years (Psalm 90.4; 2 Peter 3.8). Therefore the first six days of creation are on God’s time clock and could be billions of years. After the Beit, time is as we know it now would be from the sixth day forward as Adam was created on the sixth day. The ancients realized that time as we understand it is the time we live in since Adam’s creation.

 

The ancients believed that unto man was given six days and on the seventh day the Messiah would come. God created everything in 6 days and rested on the Shabbat (seventh day). Therefore man has 6 days (6 thousand years) to work and then Messiah will appear. The entire Bible is written on the six days of work and rest on the seventh day. This information reveals many events yet to come!

This Day one was the day that God created light (Gen 1:1-5). What kind of light was it? The sun, moon, and stars were not created until the 4th day! The figurative extension of the Hebrew word for light is: “light of the face” a positive, happy attitude, resulting from relief from trouble.

Prior to the creation of light the Bible says the earth was void and without form—in other words empty (desolation) and void (chaos). When God spoke and created light, the light of His face, the chaos was ended. The world began in darkness but when God spoke His Shekinah glory covered the earth: the presence of God on earth or a symbol or manifestation of His presence:  a Hebrew noun meaning "dwelling" or "settling" and denotes the dwelling or settling of the divine presence of God and his cosmic glory. Light as we understand it would not be created until the 4th day, but God had established His divine presence upon the earth.

Second Day – On the second day (Gen 1:6-8) God creates a firmament (expanse of the sky or heaven, the space above the earth that holds visible objects) and waters (water; in nature: ocean, lake, river or, flood:) above and below the firmament. The firmament He called “heaven.” He created waters on earth and waters which come down from above.

Water is of extreme importance in the scriptures. The Torah or Law of God comes down from above. Rain is considered to be a blessing. Nothing can grow without rains. Therefore Torah is like the rain—it comes down to us from above and is a blessing that instructs us in God’s ways.

Later, in Noah’s day, God will destroy the wicked world with flood waters. He will wash the earth clean. The flood event took place about 1656 years after the creation of Adam according to Biblical genealogy. In this event we see waters from below and waters from above flooding the earth. This would be the midway point of the second day if a day is as a thousand years unto the Lord! The creation week is matching with world history.

Third Day – On the third day (Gen 1.9-13) God creates dry land. He gathers the waters together in their place and dry land in its place. Dry land is called “earth” and the waters “seas.” During this day God also created grass, herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after its own kind, whose seed is in itself.

The Exodus (Ex 12-14) took place about 2448 years from Adam. This would be midway through the third day on the six thousand years of man. The Hebrew’s were delivered from Egypt as they “crossed over” the Red Sea. Crossing over is the very meaning of the word “Hebrew.” The Exodus was a departure—a crossing over.

The Red Sea was parted for the fleeing Hebrews and they crossed over into new life. Pharaoh’s army was destroyed as they followed after the Hebrews and the sea closed in on them. The Hebrews crossed over on dry land. The Exodus was a baptism of water. A transition from one kind of life to another.

We cross over to a new life when we accept Yeshua as our Lord and Savior. That is exactly the symbolism of our water baptism: New life in Jesus. We are symbolically washed clean, our old man being put to death, and a new man rising up out of the waters.

They crossed over on dry land. Nothing can grow on dry land. It must be watered with the rains from above. Their transition on dry land becomes new life on the other side. Our lives are like dry land until we become disciples of Yeshua. Once we receive this “blessing from above” we come alive and begin to understand the Bible (Torah) for the first time.

God also created plants and seeds on this 3rd day. Look at 1 Corinthians 15 and Paul’s description of our resurrection bodies. Baptism is a symbol of our immortal spiritual bodies which we will inherit on Resurrection Day. We will all be changed in the twinkling of an eye. Death will be swallowed up in victory. Yeshua rose on the third day. Our bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit. Unless a grain of seed fall into the ground and die it cannot bring forth new life. Our seed bodies will bring forth new life at the resurrection prior to entering the Millennial Kingdom and ruling and reigning with Yeshua.

All of these shadows are seen in the third day of creation. Transformation from death to life through baptism in the sea, seed bodies that will be resurrected into immortality, and entrance into the Millennial Kingdom—the “Promised Land” of God. You cannot enter the Kingdom of God until you are born again. You can only understand or see these things when you receive new life in Yeshua.

Fourth Day One the fourth day God created the sun, moon, and stars to divide the day from the night. These celestial bodies would also be for signs and for seasons, days, and years. God was establishing His Calendar. God’s calendar, the calendar of the Bible, is completely different and separate from our “Roman” calendar and time.

Understanding God’s calendar is essential if we are to understand the end times and the Book of Revelation. God is not operating on Roman time and calendar. He is operating on His calendar, which is the calendar and time the entire Bible is written. The vast majority of “Christians” have little understanding or concept of this: My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children. Hosea 4.6

If you are a seeker of truth you must understand God’s calendar. This will change your life and you will begin to understand the Bible in ways you never imagined. It is essential—do not reject knowledge and truth in order to maintain your “traditions.” Heed the warning in Hosea 4.6 Ref: Search this blog for calendar articles.

God created the sun on the 4th day. Jesus was born on the 4th day. The time before this event was identified as B.C. (Before Christ) and every date since is A.D. (Anno Domini – In the Year of Our Lord). Our human secular society has scrubbed this out and now use BCE (Before Common Era) and CE (Common Era) because they despise the things of God.

All history pivots on the birth of Yeshua (Jesus) four thousand years after the creation of Adam—the 4th day of man. The ancient Jewish Torah teachers believed the Messiah would come on the 4th day. They interpreted Malachi 4.2 as referring to Genesis 1.14-19 and the creation of the sun: But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall. Malachi 4.2

This, to them, was symbolic to when God’s salvation would come to his people. What an incredible insight. It is amazing the secrets the Bible contains. Here is what the Apostle Peter says of the Messiah:  For we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of his majesty.  For he received from God the Father honor and glory, when there came such a voice to him from the excellent glory, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.  And this voice which came from heaven we heard, when we were with him in the holy mount.  We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shines in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts:  2 Peter 1.16-19

The Messianic Son of God was born on the 4th day just as the Sun that prophesied of Him was created on the 4th day of creation week.

As for the times, seasons, days, and years we must study and understand God’ Biblical calendar and the feasts of the Lord as described in Leviticus 23 and Numbers 29. Search this blog for more articles on the Feasts of the Lord.

Fifth Day – On the 5th day (Gen 1.20-23) the Lord created all the living creatures in the waters and the air. Great whales and every living creature in the waters, winged fowl of the air and created them to multiply in the earth, each after their own kind. The Sun created on the 4th day is now bringing life on the earth just as the Son born on the 4th day has brought forth new life on the earth.

Everything is blessed and is to bring forth life “after its kind.” God has an established an “order of things.” Each species is to multiply and be fruitful after its “own kind.” This is a spiritual law. God has established borders or boundaries within which we are to abide. He has divided out everything: heaven and earth, land and water, light and darkness…etc. There is a Divine order to life. When we accept the Son born on the fourth day we enter into new life on the fifth day.

Sixth Day – On the sixth day (Gen 1.24-31) God first creates the beasts of the earth, cattle and creeping things (small animals) all after their own kind. God then says to Yeshua (God’s creation before the world: Col 1.15-17), “Let us create man in our own image and after our likeness.” Man is then given dominion over all the earth and the creatures therein. God created them male and female and they are given rule (stewardship) over all the earth to subdue it.

At this time God also tells man that all vegetation is for food for him and all the living creatures on the land. Ancient Jewish teachers believe man was a vegetarian until after the flood. It was only then we see men eating meat.

God’s creation was completed on the sixth day. Man was created on the sixth day. God completed his work and rested on the Sabbath (seventh) day. All was given to man to subdue. Man, therefore, according to the ancient sages, has been given six days in which to live and dominate the earth…on the seventh day man will enter into God’s rest. The Sabbath was made for man….

Seventh Day – God’s week ends on the seventh day. The Bible operates on this time and calendar. If we understand God’s calendar and time, we understand that Jesus was NOT crucified on Good Friday, but actually on what we call Wednesday night (Thursday night on Bible time). That is a teaching for another day, but is one example of many traditions we hold that are NOT true. (Jesus said he would be in the earth for three days and nights).

God will not reveal truth to anyone who holds unto traditions of men. You cannot build a strong foundation on sand—only on the rock of God’s word can you build a firm foundation.

The 7th day represents the Feast of Tabernacles (When God comes to dwell among His people) and the Feast of Tabernacles represents the Millennial Kingdom (MK). The MK is the thousand year reign of Yeshua and His saints as kings and priests found in Revelation 20.

Revelation 20 describes the resurrection of the dead, the MK, Satan thrown into the abyss, and then later, the Lake of Fire, the final rebellion of the nations after the thousand years, the second resurrection (or better called second death), the opening of the books of life and death, the Great White Throne judgment of all men not found in the first resurrection, and Satan’s final demise.

If you do not understand these events now is a good time to begin seeking the Lord for increased understanding. If you are sincere and willing to let go of the traditions of men, God will shine His light of understanding on you and you will understand the Bible in a much deeper way.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, November 15, 2017


INSIGHTS INTO THE SABBATH AND CALENDAR
 
Our basic principle is to allow the Bible to interpret itself—not what we think or want it to say. Allow it to interpret itself through both the O.T. and N.T. as it is one complete book.
We also then look carefully at how things developed historically—this is key. History will show how man changed things.
Begin with Calendar – Gen 1.5 evening and morning day one. Gen 2.1-2 God rested.
Jewish calendar days and months are ordinal—they are numbered not named. Roman days, the calendar we now observe, the Gregorian Calendar, are named after Roman gods. Sunday is for the sun god. Saturday is for Saturn, August for Caesar Augustus, July for Julius Caesar, and so on.
  1. alefyom rishon = "first day" = (Sunday)
  2. betyom sheni = "second day" = (Monday)
  3. gimelyom sh'lishi = "third day" = (Tuesday)
  4. daletyom revi'i = "fourth day" = (Wednesday)
  5. heyom chamishi = "fifth day" = (Thursday)
6.       vavyom shishi = "sixth day" = (Friday)
                                                                                                                                                        
7.        sh''q Shabbat= “seventh day” = (Saturday)
The reason the days on the Hebrew calendar are merely numbered is because the Lord told them in the ten commandments to put no other gods before Him. They are also to have no other images that they would begin to worship—statues, pillars, etc. Numbering the days prevents that from happening.
Jesus said in John 4.22 to the woman at the well that “salvation is of the Jews.” He was speaking of Himself and the fact that the Jewish people were given the responsibility of the Holy Scriptures and were to be a light unto the gentile nations. The Hebrew calendar is in fact God’s Calendar. The Jewish people preserved all this information as God spoke to them.
Back to Genesis 1.5 we see that God called the light Day and the darkness Night. Then he says, “the evening and the morning were the first day.” I read that verse over and over in the past and never got it. The evening and the morning were the first day!
The Jewish and Biblical day begins at sunset and ends the following evening at sunset. They are following what the Bible describes as God’s day. So what we call Friday night as the sun sets, the Jews call Saturday night. As the sun sets on Friday night then, the Shabbat or Sabbath begins.
The Roman day as the world observes begins at midnight. So as the sun sets on Friday night the world calls that Friday night. God’s calendar does not agree with this man made calendar. Friday night on man’s calendar is Saturday night on God’s calendar. If we allow the Bible to interpret itself this is an undeniable fact. God’s day and months are much different than the Gregorian calendar which was established by the Pope in 1582.
The previous calendar to the Gregorian calendar was called the Julian calendar. That calendar was established by Julius Caesar (circa 44 BC) to correct the calendar of his day which was losing time and moving their pagan feasts from spring to winter—the seasons were changing because the calendar was losing time. Caesar’s calendar added the leap year every fourth year to correct this loss. (The earth rotates around the sun in 365.25 days thus every fourth year a day is added.)
When his calendar came out they made a mistake and had the leap year coming every third year. In time Caesar’s calendar lost time and the Gregorian calendar corrected that time loss.
The Gregorian calendar established by the Pope in 1582 was not adopted by Great Britain or her colonies (USA) until 1752. If you go to Monticello, Virginia and visit Thomas Jefferson’s burial tomb you will see something interesting on his tombstone.
It reads: Thomas Jefferson, April 2, OS 1743 – July 4, 1826. I wondered what the OS meant and discovered that his birth was before the colonies adopted the Gregorian calendar. His birth was recorded during the Julian calendar which was the Old Style (OS) calendar.
Today we celebrate Thomas Jefferson’s birth on April 13th. This is because the Julian calendar lost 11 days over the centuries. The Gregorian calendar corrected that time loss.
In summary, if we search the Bible for the unadulterated truth, allow it to interpret itself, and accept it as God’s holy word, then we begin to see things in a totally different light. Man has changed many things in the Bible over the millenniums in order to better control things. We have gotten away from God’s way of doing things. Man has changed the time and seasons (Daniel 7.25) to accommodate man’s schedule. God is on a totally different calendar and time.
Here is a simple example: Read Acts 20.7…And upon the first day of the week, when the disciples came together to break bread, Paul preached unto them, ready to depart on the morrow; and continued his speech until midnight.
There are two ways to interpret this verse. Do you see it?
If we read this in Roman time it appears that Paul began speaking on Sunday morning until midnight. Then he was going to leave the next day on Monday morning. This is an inaccurate interpretation of the verse.
Here is how it reads in God’s time which the Jews were observing. On Saturday at sunset it is the beginning of Sunday. The Shabbat tradition is to end Shabbat at sundown and have a meal together. As the sun set they broke bread together and Paul spoke until midnight. The following morning was Sunday, not Monday. He left early Sunday morning!
When we have an understanding of the Hebrew roots or foundations of our faith and allow the Bible to interpret itself our understanding of the Bible begins to change from what is false to the truth.
Once we understand the God’s calendar and time we can prove that Jesus was not buried on “Good Friday” but that he was really buried on what we would call Wednesday night—which is the beginning of Thursday on God’s clock. That means that Jesus was in the ground for 72 hours—three full days—just as He said it would be! Ref: Matthew 12.40 and handout.
The New Testament confirms all of this information. Jesus was a Jew and observed the Torah. All of His activities were according to God’s time and calendar as recorded in the New Testament. If we do not understand the Hebrew roots of our faith, and the Torah, we have a limited understanding of what, why and how things are taking place in the four Gospels.
Our “Christian traditions” have made us blind to the truth. Do we embrace the truth or hold to our traditions? This was the issue between Jesus and the leaders of His day. The wanted to hold unto the oral law and their man made traditions. Jesus was teaching and explaining the truth to them but they held to “the traditions of men” rather than the truth.
God tells us in His word that if we do not believe the truth He will give us over to the delusion:
…and with all the deception of wickedness for those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth so as to be saved. For this reason God will send upon them a deluding influence so that they will believe what is false, in order that they all may be judged who did not believe the truth, but took pleasure in wickedness. 2 Thessalonians 2.10-12
They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths. 2 Timothy 4.4
"'By what means?' the LORD asked. "'I will go out and be a deceiving spirit in the mouths of all his prophets,' he said. "'You will succeed in enticing him,' said the LORD. 'Go and do it.' 1 Kings 22.22
There we have the three witnesses required by Torah for a thing to be true.

Monday, November 13, 2017


ESTABLISHING THE SABBATH DAY REST

Once we understand God’s calendar establishing the Sabbath day rest is easy. Genesis 2.1-3 give a simple explanation for the Sabbath rest:

Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them. And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made. And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.

Later when giving the Ten Commandments in Exodus 20.9-11 God again established the seventh day as the Sabbath:

Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labor, and do all thy work: But the seventh day is the sabbath of the Lord thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates: For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the Lord blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.

In Exodus 31.13-17 we see that it is for all generations:

Speak thou also unto the children of Israel, saying, Verily my sabbaths ye shall keep: for it is a sign between me and you throughout your generations; that ye may know that I am the Lord that doth sanctify you. Ye shall keep the sabbath therefore; for it is holy unto you: every one that defileth it shall surely be put to death: for whosoever doeth any work therein, that soul shall be cut off from among his people. Six days may work be done; but in the seventh is the sabbath of rest, holy to the Lord: whosoever doeth any work in the sabbath day, he shall surely be put to death. Wherefore the children of Israel shall keep the sabbath, to observe the sabbath throughout their generations, for a perpetual covenant. It is a sign between me and the children of Israel for ever: for in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, and on the seventh day he rested, and was refreshed.

Many will say this is only for the Jews, we are in the new covenant. The Apostle Paul always taught on the 7th day Shabbat and he said that we are grafted into Israel in Romans 11.16-18:

…if the root is holy, the branches are too. But if some of the branches were broken off, and you, being a wild olive, were grafted in among them and became partaker with them of the rich root of the olive tree, do not be arrogant toward the branches; but if you are arrogant, remember that it is not you who supports the root, but the root supports you.…

The whole chapter of Romans 11 explains our grafting into Israel—in other words the Sabbath is still the 7th day. This is why we believe that Saturday is the true day of worship.

There are many other verses that testify to this in the New Testament: Acts 13.14, 27, 42, 44; 15.21, 16.13, 17.2, 18.4. We also know that Jesus Himself observed the 7th day Sabbath. So what happened? How did it become changed to Sunday? Once again we must understand history to find our answer.

After Jesus’ death all the early believers worshipped according to the Biblical Sabbath. The first believers were Jewish and were coming to faith in their Messiah. In Acts chapter 10 Peter is sent to Cornelius’ house and they became the first Gentile believers. Now the Gentiles were accepting the Jewish Messiah as their own.

In Acts 15.3 we see the Jewish believers rejoicing that the Gentiles were converting to the faith: And being brought on their way by the church, they passed through Phenice and Samaria, declaring the conversion of the Gentiles: and they caused great joy unto all the brethren.

That’s right, that’s what the Bible says! Then later in Acts 15.20-21 we see: But that we write unto them, that they abstain from pollutions of idols, and from fornication, and from things strangled, and from blood. For Moses of old time hath in every city them that preach him, being read in the synagogues every Sabbath day.

The new converts were told to abstain from idols, fornication, meat that was not killed properly, and blood (all Torah commands) and then to go to the synagogue on Saturday to hear the Torah (Moses) and the rest of the scripture readings which are read. They were worshipping on the 7th day Sabbath. What happened?

At that time in the Roman Empire the Jewish faith was legito or legitimate which meant that the Jews had an exception from the Romans to freely worship their one God without fear of reprisal.

As the gospel spread the unbelieving Jews did not want to be associated with this “sect of Judaism” and began to persecute any Jews who believed in Messiah. They also told the Roman government not to associate Judaism with this new faith. Why?

The Christian believers refused to recognize the Roman Emperor as a god. This began to make trouble for the Jews who had not accepted Jesus as Messiah. The Jews began to persecute both Jewish and Gentile believers.

As scripture says the Jews then entered into the time prophecy that said they would be blinded and not see. This opened the way for the Gentiles to be grafted into the prior covenants. Remember that Abraham was told he would be the father of multitudes and a blessing to all nations (Gen 12.1-3; Gen 17.1-8).

Today we are living in the “times of the Gentiles” until the Jewish people return to Jesus and accept Him just prior to Armageddon. Until then we are living in the time that the Gentiles are being grafted in.

We all know that in 70 AD the temple in Jerusalem was destroyed as Jesus said it would be. Even though it is not politically correct to say this, I believe it was because the Jewish people had rejected their Messiah as the scriptures prophesied. After this event they were scattered throughout the world until they became a nation in May 1948.

After 70 AD both Christians and Jews were persecuted by the Roman Empire. As time went on into the second century the Christian faith began to become more accepted. The Jews were then the target of persecution by the Christian community who looked upon them as “Christ killers” and unworthy of any respect.

An interesting scripture that seems to indicate this reversal is found in the third Epistle of John. He is having trouble with a Greek by the name of Diotrephes. It seems that John is not welcome in this fellowship anymore: I wrote to the church, but Diotrephes, who loves to have the preeminence among them, does not receive us.  Therefore, if I come, I will call to mind his deeds which he does, prating against us with malicious words. And not content with that, he himself does not receive the brethren, and forbids those who wish to, putting them out of the church. Beloved, do not imitate what is evil, but what is good. He who does good is of God, but he who does evil has not seen God.

This very interesting scripture shows how the Gentile leaders in John’s time were beginning to come against the Jewish believers. This persecution is written throughout church history. The Spanish Inquisition, blood libel, and ghettos were just a few of the terrible things down to Jews by those who called themselves “Christian.”

We then come to the time of Constantine. By this time many, but not all who called themselves “Christian” had been separating themselves from anything considered “Jewish”. Sunday had replaced Saturday because the Christians did not want to worship on the same day as Jews. Since Jesus rose on Sunday they used that as the reason for the change.

The Feast of Passover was replaced by Easter. The name "Easter" originated with the names of an ancient Goddess and God. The Venerable Bede, (672-735 CE), a Christian scholar, first asserted in his book De Ratione Temporum that Easter was named after Eostre (a.k.a. Eastre).

She was the Great Mother Goddess of the Saxon people in Northern Europe. Similarly, the "Teutonic dawn goddess of fertility [was] known variously as Ostare, Ostara, Ostern, Eostra, Eostre, Eostur, Eastra, Eastur, Austron and Ausos." 1 Her name was derived from the ancient word for spring: "eastre." Similar Goddesses were known by other names in ancient cultures around the Mediterranean, and were celebrated in the springtime.

The Emperor Constantine was a worshipper of the sun god Mithras. Prior to a battle in 312 AD he thought he saw a cross in the sky. He vowed if he won the battle he would honor the Christian faith. He kept his promises and in 325 AD held the First Council of Nicaea, a council of Christian bishops convened in Nicaea in Bithynia.

This resulted in the first uniform Christian doctrine, called the Nicene Creed. With the creation of the creed, a precedent was established for subsequent local and regional councils of Bishops (Synods) to create statements of belief and canons of doctrinal orthodoxy—the intent being to define unity of beliefs for the whole of Christendom.

 Even by the fourth century there were still many believers that still celebrated the resurrection on Passover like the early church before them. The Roman Emperor Constantine said at the council of Nicea in 325A.D., “It appears that the churches of Syria and Mesopotamia continues to follow the custom of the Jews, and celebrated Easter on the fourteenth day of the moon whether falling on Sunday or not. All the other churches observed the solemnity on Sunday only.” (The “fourteenth day of the moon” was how the Bible told the early believers to calculate Passover.) It was also at the Council of Nicea that Constantine made it law that the celebration of the resurrection of Christ was to be done on Easter Sunday: “…This subject having been discussed, it was decreed to celebrate Easter on the same day…(Sunday) …which was the practice of Rome.”

 

Constantine was a huge sun worshipper before he supposedly converted to Christianity along with the rest of the citizens of Rome. And celebrating Easter on the first Sunday after the spring equinox was already “the practice of Rome”. Constantine went on to finally declare for all time, “…We should perpetuate to all future ages the celebration of this rite.

And so it went down in history on that day, in the beginnings of the Roman Catholic Church, that anyone that celebrated the resurrection on any other day would be excommunicated, severely punished or even killed. Not much has changed since that proclamation by Constantine almost seventeen hundred years ago. Sure, there was a Protestant Reformation. But for the most part, most Christian churches operate in some way shape or form EXACTLY how their Catholic predecessors taught them without virtually any examination of doctrine and traditions to verify their biblical accuracy.

There are many writings from these councils which eliminated anything “Jewish” from the new Roman Christian Church. Ref: attached sheets: Replacement Theology in the church and Mithraism Worship of the sun god.

As you can see we who practice a more Hebraic roots faith believe we are allowing the Bible to interpret itself and wish to return to a more New Testament form of worship then is practiced by most denominational churches in this present day. We do not feel we have been deceived but rather have returned to the truth as it has been written in both the O.T and the N.T.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

IS GOD SHAKING AND PURGING AMERICA?

Mark Taylor wrote a book called "The Trump Prophecies" based on dreams and prophecies he says God gave him. I am normally cautious about these types of individuals and the things they say. Below I am posting a video of him explaining some things which are currently happening in America.

The video is quite interesting and seems to confirm things that are currently happening in the  US  now. He says, "America is not being judged, but the American systems are being judged."

I am posting the link below because he seems to be sincere and what he is saying fits the way that God chastises nations and governments. I believe America is a sheep nation and ultimately figures positively in the end time events yet to come.

It fits in with what  I believe God is showing me about things to come. If America is to become isolated in the coming years as I believe, this may be God's way of purging and preparing the US for the difficult times ahead. God usually does something positive that prepares His people for difficult time prior to those times.

We may be a refuge nation during the end times due to our isolation by geography and financial collapse. In scripture God talks about a place of captivity called Bozrah (Isaiah 63.1-6; Micah 2.12-13). Bozrah was a town in Israel. In Hebrew the word means "sheep pen". A sheep pen is a place of captivity for the sheep.

In the scriptures the "Breaker" comes to the sheep pen covered in blood to deliver the sheep from Bozrah. The "breaker" is Yeshua delivering His people at the end of the age from their place of captivity.

The place of captivity is not always a pleasant place, but it can be a place of safety until deliverance comes. America could be a sheep nation place of captivity in future end time events. It would make sense for God to purge America prior to this event. We pray our nation is shaken and turns back to God so she can be used for His purpose prior to the return of Yeshua HaMasiach (Jesus the Messiah).

The best way to understand the end times is to approach it like a jig saw puzzle. As we put the puzzle together we usually start by constructing the frame of the puzzle with the straight edge pieces. The we look for pieces that have the same colors to see if they fit. From there we begin to fill in the puzzle piece by piece.

It can be very frustrating and time consuming putting the puzzle together. You think a piece should fit here or there but it doesn't. We walk away for a day or two and get a fresh start. Slowly the puzzle comes together.

In studying the end times I felt the Lord tell me it would be like this jig saw puzzle. I have studied and look at many different views of what is going to happen. After learning all those I began to seek the scriptures myself to see what they say. In other words allowing the scriptures to interpret themselves. Slowing I began to see a picture based on the entire body of scriptures and some other people's views and understanding.

Mr. Taylor makes some interesting points and it is worth watching the video and prayerfully think about the things he believes God is showing him.


Enjoy!

Tuesday, November 7, 2017




BREAKING NEWS IN YUAN FOR GOLD SITUATION


I felt it was important to follow up on the previous posting with this very interesting development on the world financial scene.


Along with this posting read the posting below posted earlier this day (U.S. DEBT, PETRO-YUAN, GOLD, AND THE CASHLESS SOCIETY). Yesterday the news broke that the Saudi Arabian government began arresting officials for corruption. https://www.trunews.com/article/saudi-purge-king-rounds-up-disloyal-royals

I was wondering what this might mean. President Trump even made a statement in support of this Saudi move. https://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/the-saudi-royal-purge-with-trumps-consent

It was a head scratcher. I was praying about it last night and this morning I found an article that may explain what is going on. Something big may be coming.

The article is by Bill Holter a financial person who follows these types of actions from a Biblical perspective. He is a believer but is low key about it. If Mr. Holter’s instincts are correct the next few weeks could be very interesting. The article and link is posted below:

The plan comes together? by Bill Holter | Nov 6, 2017

My original thought was to write further about the left turning on and eating each other. The volume of news, “who” and the timing seemed to indicate something very big coming down. However, another story broke out of the blue this morning from Saudi Arabia that supersedes (though very well may have connections to) the feeding frenzy.

Crowned Prince Mohammed bin Salman had 11 princes and 38 current and former senior officials arrested on corruption and money laundering charges. http://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-arrests/future-saudi-king-tightens-grip-on-power-with-arrests-including-prince-alwaleed-idUSKBN1D506 Prince Alwaleed bin Talal being the most notable arrested. The thought process of “why” becomes scattered after the initial and obvious thought MBS is consolidating his power after being named as next in line back in June.

Adding to the confusion is this news of an offer of arms to the Saudis from Donald Trump https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-11-05/trump-tells-king-salman-he-supports-more-saudi-arms-purchases I would also point out I do not believe there is any coincidence at all the move was undertaken in Saudi Arabia at the same time Mr. Trump is arriving in Asia. Of additional note was a surprise tweet from Mr. Trump “lobbying” for the IPO of Aramco to be undertaken on the NYSE (by the way, the Chinese have expressed a 5% interest in this offering). There are other, smaller clues but I think we have enough here to see what may be taking place.

It is my opinion, the Saudis are now triggering a move to accept yuan for oil. Those arrested can be seen as players “with” the deep state and aligned with “Hillary’s crew” for a lack of better term. Alwaleed is a major shareholder of Citi and Twitter, a Trump basher and financial supporter of Hillary’s campaign. A look at the others arrested show long time support of “the U.S.” and the petrodollar. One might think Prince Salman undertook these arrests with a “lean” toward the West, based on who was arrested I highly doubt it but we will soon see. Remember, Prince Salman has recently met with both Mr. Xi and Mr. Putin. Saudi Arabia also announced the purchases of S400 weapons from Russia (I asked at the time if this was not a very bad sign for Saudi Arabia’s allegiance to the West?).

I believe Mr. Trump very well may find out a deal is already done and nothing he can do will stop it. I also believe had Hillary been elected, this move would have happened much sooner but we will never know. The next week(s) could be breathtaking. The likely scenario in my opinion will look like this; Saudi Arabia announces they will accept yuan for oil. Mr. Trump will be informed of this, not by the Saudis but likely from the Chinese/Russians. I believe he will be told this deal is already consummated and not to interfere with “trade”.

The Chinese and Russians know exactly how crooked and fraudulent the U.S. has been in business dealings these past years … they also know of the human horrors (do you remember Mr. Putin calling back ALL Russian school children a while back?) Mr. Trump also knows and can have no rebuttal. They and he also know how levered and insolvent the dollar system has become. Whether the Chinese want to move toward an SDR based as some speculate (I don’t think so), yuan based or anything else I do not know. What we do know is they have publicly since 2009 said the “dollar system is not fair” and that the reserve currency must be stable …and that the dollar is not. And remember, the New Silk Road will include and represent over 40% of the world’s population, it will only grow from here!

As I mentioned early on in this writing, I do not believe the frenzy of truth bombs where the left is turning on itself is exclusive from the “petro-yuan”. The world became fed up with the lack of “rule of law” in the US, this is not new. The fact so many are turning on Hillary et al at the same time means something very meaningful has changed. If I am correct and indictments begin to snowball, the US will publicly be seen as the “swamp” it is. Confidence in anything “American” will be broken, this is especially true for the common stock of the United States …the dollar!

Internal turmoil and the uncovering of massive fraud and corruption will go hand in hand as cover, or “reason” for a move away from the dollar as the world’s settlement tool. This I believe is exactly what China/Russia want and will demand. The U.S./Mr. Trump will not be able to say “trust us” we will fix it. It is too late in too many venues from banking/finance/trade etc. to turn this back. The plan has been laid right before our eyes to see and I believe the plan is now coming together.

Maybe I am wrong and this is not about the petro-yuan? It is about “something” and something VERY VERY BIG! I know of nothing bigger than the status of the reserve currency. As I see it, the only possible response other than acceptance by the U.S. is war? We can only hope and pray war is not our response but should not be bet against.

Standing a very attentive watch, Bill Holter - Holter-Sinclair collaboration                            https://www.milesfranklin.com/the-plan-comes-together-2/  


 

 

 

Monday, November 6, 2017


U.S. DEBT, PETRO-YUAN, GOLD, AND THE CASHLESS SOCIETY

 

I have often wrote about the U.S. National debt on this blog. Today is a good day to look into this topic from a Biblical, end time perspective once again.

We are all aware of the current debt situation which totals 20.5 trillion dollars right this minute as I am writing (http://www.usdebtclock.org/ ). This total does not count welfare programs such as social security and medicare, and others long term outlook. If we add that in, some sources estimate as high as 200 trillion. Nevertheless it is a huge burden on the U.S. economy and future.

Because we are the world’s favored currency this allows the US to print money at will out of nothing. The dollar we use has US Reserve Note printed across the top. A note is debt. All US money is debt.

As foreign countries must use US dollars in trade they must have a stock pile of them on hand. As the US prints money out of nothing the value of those dollars decreases. This means it costs those countries who use the US dollar additional money. It means their imports and exports will cost more because the dollars are losing value. It means there economy experiences inflation in many areas.

The US desires this situation to continue as it gives the US leverage against those countries. One method is to impose financial sanctions on countries who use the dollar in trade. Another is to refuse foreign aid or increase the interest rates on foreign aid. Being the reserve currency puts the US in the power position of getting its own way over these countries. They do what we say or else they will suffer financially.

As I’ve pointed out before, Russia, China, Venezuela, and Iran are refusing to play this game any longer. The Russian and Chinese are establishing their own trade platforms that circumvent the US dollar. This system, when fully implemented, will give participating countries freedom from US control.

The Chinese are the largest importer of oil in the world and the Russians are the largest exporter of oil. Together, they are going to begin trading in their own currencies backed by gold to get around the US dollar. The Chinese will begin pricing oil in a gold backed Yuan in trade with Russia and any other nation wanting to get off addiction to US dollars.

This will be a big step toward challenging the dominance of the US dollar and trade hegemony. It will reduce both Russian and Chinese dependency on the US dollar and limit exposure to future US sanctions.

Meanwhile Venezuelan president Maduro is implementing a new system of international payments to free that country from US dollar control. He says he will use Russian rubles, Chinese yuan, Japanese yen, or whatever currencies he can to get the country off the US dollar. http://thefreethoughtproject.com/venezuela-us-dollars-end-petrodollar/

Saudi Arabia is paying attention to all this because they realize the Chinese market for oil is the largest in the world. As oil becomes priced in yuan they will become compelled to go along.

In 1971 the Saudi’s and Washington agreed to sell oil only in dollars. This allowed the US to go off the gold standard and become the world trading currency. This entire set up with the Saudi’s is going to collapse at some point and the US dollar will fail.

America’s foreign policy is built on financial control. When a country begins to back off we threaten them with discontinued financial support or war. https://www.globalresearch.ca/a-currency-war-will-escalate-as-chinas-petro-yuan-is-set-to-challenge-the-u-s-military-backed-petro-dollar/5616456

Saddam Hussein wanted to trade in Euro’s instead of the US dollar for Iraq’s oil imports prior to the US invasion under the pretext of the US trade center attack. Iran was the real enemy. We took out Iraq and now Iran controls the entire area.

In Libya Muammar Gaddafi had plans to make the Gold Dinar the currency of northern Africa in order to dethrone the US dollar and US control of that area of the world. We stared a war with him and stole all the Libyan gold.

As for cashless society it is coming soon. During my trip to London, England I saw people making small purchases for a couple of beers or small items in a store with a card they swiped across a small screen credit card reader.

Phones are now used for purchasing items in stores and China is virtually a cashless society already. http://www.prophecynewswatch.com/article.cfm?recent_news_id=1744

This is all very important in light of a Biblical World View and Prophecy. A new world order is rising in the east based on currencies backed by gold and trade. China and Russia are leading the way. Those countries have every right to do things their own way. They do not wish to be controlled any longer by the American financial system of debt.

God is allowing them to rise up as a means of chastising an American system whose idol is money. As all empires reach their greatness they begin to become corrupt and decadent. America is no exception. It is all occurring in plain sight.

We need to be aware of what is happening and prepare ourselves and the generations behind us for this day. It is not a hopeless situation. It is preparing the way for the second coming of the King of Kings, Yeshua the Messiah. Sadly the US church is ill prepared for the world wide changes which are coming.

It is essential we read the scriptures much more carefully and truthfully. Much of what we have been taught in the past is false. You are reading this blog because you are seeing truth’s you have not seen before. Yahweh desires to lead us into truth to set us free from the coming world system.

Allow the Bible, the WORD, to interpret itself. Get together in small groups to study and discuss. It is not easy to turn from many of our past “traditions” but that is what we must do. Yeshua chastised the leaders of His day for clinging to their traditions instead of following the Word.

Traditions are warm and comfortable but they will not give us strength in the coming new order. Only the true interpretation of Yahweh’s instructions and faith in Yeshua will get us through.

All it will take is a major event or two on the world stage to change everything forever. The first and second world wars in the 20th century ushered in the new world order led by the United States as we know it today. I was born in 1951 and have experienced this order and lived in a most comfortable and wonderful time if you are a citizen of the US.

This order is passing away as the flowers in the grass. A new world order is rising and the US will not be leading it. Nobody can predict the time—but we are only an event of great magnitude from great change. I pray each day that we have additional time to prepare.

America is being judged and chastised by God in all areas of society—Hollywood and music industries, politics, health care, wickedness in high places, corruption. God is exposing these things in order that we repent and turn back to our Godly roots. It doesn’t appear we are turning that way—but there is hope.

No matter how bad it gets for America God is going to prepare us as a sheep nation in the Millennial Kingdom (MK) when He rules and reigns. We have a role to play in that age both as individuals and nation. https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew+25%3A31%2D46&version=NIV . The chastisement to come is going to prepare us for service in the MK.

Seek understanding of the entire body of scriptures—focus on understanding the Old Testament as that is the key to understanding the New Testament and the coming age. Cry out to God for understanding. It is all hidden in plain sight. Ask to understand from a “Big Picture Perspective”. WE have a tendency to look down instead of up. Very few in “church” truly understand the Millennial Picture which is our inheritance.

Current geopolitical events are moving in an exciting way that is fulfilling the prophetic word. In addition to Russia and China stay focused on the European Union, Germany, and the Holy Roman Church. They are all going to play a big part in the coming Middle East wars centering on Jerusalem.

Amen.