Those Tricky Galatians

“You therefore, my beloved, seeing that you know these things beforehand, beware, lest you follow the error of those WITHOUT TORAH, and FALL from your own steadfastness.

“Kefa, PETER, said that.

Sin IS BREAKING TORAH”! 1 Jo 3:4

Just before this, Peter said this:

“in all his [Sha’ul/Paul’s] letters he speaks concerning these matters, in which there are certain things so hard to be understood that those who are ignorant and unstable TWIST their meaning, as they do also the OTHER SCRIPTURES, to their own DESTRUCTION.

“You are living in the LAST days, and times are VERY confusing.

People are not only abrogating the Torah, but now our society is abrogating the whole WORD OF GOD altogether!

And that is a RESULT of the believing community not HOLDING FAST to the teachings of SCRIPTURE.

ALL of SCRIPTURE.

People today think that a “New Testament” life is one bereft of HIS COMMANDS.

LIE.

The ONLY ‘visible’ difference between those of us who walk a Messianic Peshitta walk and other believers is the DAYS we assemble to honor G-d and worship Him, and the fact that we eat what HE calls “food”. These are the EASY matters of His Word: but, THEY ARE RIGHT to do! Because HE said “do not worship me as the pagans worship their gods”.

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If you TRULY believe in Yeshua, the Son of G-d, you ARE a Torah keeper; you just struggle with it, because you don’t do the easy part of it. “He who is faithful with little is also faithful with much; and he who is dishonest with little is also dishonest with much.” and “you have overlooked the MORE IMPORTANT matters of the TORAH, such as justice, compassion, and absolute trust. These were necessary for you to have done [justice, compassion, and absolute trust] , WITHOUT having left the others [the easy things of Torah] undone.

“If you are living outside the Word of G-d altogether, you may be ‘happy’ indeed. But, you are on a very broad road with a lot of happy people, who will find misery in the end.

You were CREATED.

There IS a right and wrong apart from your ‘feelings’.

This world is doing everything it can to deceive and DESTROY your soul.

Yeshua, the man of Nazareth, the Son of G-d, died to set you FREE from SIN, and ROSE from the dead to PROVE that He IS the Son of G-d; TRUST in THAT is ‘salvation’. Rescuing you from your pernicious nature to ‘do your own thing’, to ‘follow a crowd into error’, and from your inability to be ‘right’ in His sight. In fact, you do not desire to be right in HIS sight, but in your own. You love your sin [whatever your pet sin is]. You need to be rescued from that path of self destruction. And from the deceit of ‘religion’, manmade junk that distracts you from your black heart’s need for TRUTH. You just don’t know it yet.

A judgment IS coming. Yeshua will return, when mankind ‘thinks’ he has vanquished Yeshua, ‘unified’ “humanity” in a false bliss, and sets out to destroy the very few left who love G-d in TRUTH. Xtianity, Islam, all faiths, will ‘unify’ to try to destroy His People. The drumbeat of it is ringing loud already, but many do not ‘hear’ it.

Blessed are You, O יהוה our Elohim, King of the Universe, Who has given us the way of Salvation in Messiah Yeshua.

And HaDavar became a Body and dwelt among us, and we saw His glory, a glory like that of the first-born of Ha’Av, full of compassion and truth. For He who did not know sin, for our sakes He became a Khatat, that we may through Him be made the tzedaka of Elohim. (Yokhanan 1:14, Korinti’im Bet 5:21)

And you also are familiar with the news which was published throughout Y’hudah, which sprang from the Galil, after the immersion declared by Yokhanan, concerning Yeshua from Natzrat, whom Elohim anointed with The Ru’akh HaKodesh and with power, and who, because Elohim was with Him, went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by evil. (Ma’asei HaShlikhim 10:37-38)

They found Him in the Heikhal, sitting in the midst of the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions. And all those who heard Him were amazed at His wisdom and His answers. (Luka 2:46-47)

He taught on Shabbat in their Beit K’nessets. And they were amazed at His teaching; for He taught them as one with authority. And Yeshua travelled in all the cities and villages, teaching in their Beit K’nessets, and declaring B’sorat HaMalkhut, and healing every kind of sickness and disease. Yeshua said to them, “Allow the little children to come to Me, and do not stop them, for Malkhut HaShamayim is for such as these.” When Yeshua saw the multitudes, He had mercy on them, because they were tired out and scattered, like sheep which have no shepherd. (Yokhanan Markos 1:21-22, Matai 9:36)

He had no form nor comeliness that we should look upon Him, nor beauty that we should delight in Him. He was despised, and forsaken of men, a man of pains, and acquainted with sorrows, and as one from whom men hide their faces: He was despised, and we esteemed Him not. Surely our sickness He did bear, and our pains he carried; whereas we did esteem Him stricken, smitten of Elohim, and afflicted. But He was wounded because of our transgressions, He was broken because of our iniquities: the chastisement of our shalom was upon Him, and with His stripes we were healed. All we like sheep did go astray, we turned every one to his own way; and יהוה has made to light on Him the iniquity of us all. (Yesha-Yahu 53:2-6)

And you, who once were dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He has granted to live with Him, and He has forgiven you all your sins; and by His mitzvot He cancelled the written record of our sins, which stood against us; and He took it out of the way, nailing it to His stake; and by putting off His mortal body, He exposed the powers of evil, and through His nature put them openly to shame. (Kolosim 2:13-15)

Mashi’akh died for our sins according to the scriptures; and He was buried, and He rose again on the third day according to the scriptures. And now we know Mashi’akh is risen from the dead, and has become the firstfruits of those who have died. And thanks be to Elohim, who has given us the victory through Adoneinu Yeshua HaMashi’akh! (Korinti’im Alef 15:3,20,57)Blessed are You, O יהוה our Elohim, King of the Universe, Who has given us Messiah Yeshua, our KING!

Do This, Don’t Do that… ??

Mankind, as a whole, can follow a multitude into sin. But, mankind is not aware of that phenomenon, for the most part. The first example the scriptures give is probably Genesis/B’reshit 6, where G-d explains that “every imagination of the thoughts of his [mankind’s] heart was only evil continually”. But, probably a better first example of willfully walking together into evil, as Shemot/Exodus 23:2 explains, is when, at Bavel, Nimrod led the world into the sin of trying to become “gods”. Nimrod was a ‘hunter of the souls of men’, and led the world into building a tower that reached to the heavens. I don’t think we fully understand what they built, nor their motive. But it was enough that the Creator had to punish mankind as a whole again, a few short years after He had just destroyed the earth with a flood.

Man is just bent on getting it wrong, and does not guard himself against sin. Adam did not guard himself nor Khava, when she took the fruit, added to the Word of G-d things that He did NOT say, and was thereby duped, bewitched by the serpent into a debate about the plain Word of G-d and then fell to his wiles. Kayin was warned by G-d Himself that ‘sin’ was at the door, and that he must master it; but, he refused. He ended up killing his brother over jealousy. Everyone in the world, after that, decided that they could just sleep with anyone they wished, and be violent against each other. G-d destroyed all of them but eight souls with a deluge. Mankind begins to populate the earth again, and, gathered in the Mediterranean region, they decide to reach the skies, together, and they saw no wrong in it. And G-d scatters them, diversifies our language, creating the base for all the known languages today, and dividing mankind.

And then, Israel does it as a nation. At the base of the mountain, where they had TOGETHER seen the throne of G-d, and TOGETHER heard HIS VOICE, which TERRIFIED them, they decide TOGETHER to mix the worship of יהוה with that of Egypt, created a bull calf, called it יהוה , “LORD”, if you will, and they fell down and worshiped it, TOGETHER.

Again, ALL of Israel sins TOGETHER, by asking G-d for a king “LIKE THOSE OF THE OTHER NATIONS,” not wanting Elohim, יהוה , as their King.

And again, ALL of Israel sins together [many times through the age of the prophets, but for time’s sake, I go to the next big one:] by REJECTING the truth that Yeshua is the Son of G-d, and executing Him by inciting the nations against Him. They further reject Him as a people when His Talmidim begin to declare and demonstrate His Truth to them. So, G-d, as He promised, takes the blessing of Avraham to the world, SALVATION, through Yeshua’s declaration to the other nations.

But, mankind again proves his ability to sin en masse. Just like Nimrod, Constantine ‘captured’ the souls of men; namely, the 250 [ +/- ] bishops from among the 2,000 + bishops in the believing world. Because Constantine forbade the JEWISH, BELIEVING BISHOPS, heads of MANY of the various congregations around the world, to come to his ‘ecumenical’ council. A great number of the remainder also refused to go, knowing that the congregations NEEDED the JEWISH leadership. Constantine refused them, and 250 some-odd bishops, yes-men, saw their opportunity to ‘reach the heavens’. And they sinned together. They changed the Sabbath, abrogated the Torah, adopted the ‘day of the sun’ and ‘easter’ as the ‘holy days’, mixing the faith of the Creator with paganism. All of ‘christianity’ sinned TOGETHER.

This same phenomenon has occurred over and over throughout human history. The worst of which is that the ‘church’ killed people in order to enforce their doctrine, for centuries. Men find a charismatic figure to get behind, and they go off into sin together. They decide they know better than the Creator Himself.

Fast-forward to the mid-to-late 1800s, and it happens again en masse. Charles Darwin comes along, who clearly had a grudge against the Creator, and weaves a yarn based on a theory, and convinces the world that we were NOT created, but that we ‘evolved’. That it took millions of years for our earth to become what it is in its current configuration, and that the species took the same time and ‘gradually’ developed into what they are today. Never mind the Word of G-d. And what did all of Christianity do, eventually? Give in. Submit. Instead of studying the EVIDENCE, they listened to the rhetoric, and believed the new interpretation of the evidence. Eventually, a man named Scopes dared to teach it in public schools, and in 1925, Christianity lost the battle against this farcical “science”.

Not long after Darwin, and perhaps in some ways because of his theory, Communism developed into a popular political idea. And it took over in Russia, causing a civil war and an overthrow of both government and Christianity in that country, and many others.

A few short years later, Nikita Khrushchev, according to Ronald Reagan years after the fact, warned America of its demise. Reagan’s source is unknown, but he said this in one of his speeches: “Three months before his last visit to this country, Nikita Khrushchev said, ‘We can’t expect the American people to jump from Capitalism to Communism, but we can assist their elected leaders in giving them small doses of Socialism, until they awaken one day to find they have Communism.’” 

Communism is diametrically opposed to belief in G-d. And it seems, looking at American 20th century history, that efforts have been made indeed to take G-d out of our public life. And for the last sixty years, democrats have been deceiving the people, posing as democrats, when in fact they are communists. And so few, until recently, have detected their plot. Saul Alinsky made their plan public, the Clintons and Obama followed it, and the new administration is attempting to lay the final blow.

After Scopes put evolution in our schools, uncontested with other scientific origin theories, Christianity in America capitulated to taking prayer and The Word of G-d out of our public education system altogether. In 1962, the country gave in, saying that our children could not be led in prayers at school in a community setting.

The next monumental sin that American Christianity fell into with the rest of the country was accepting that ‘abortion’, a euphemistic term for the murder of infants, should be legal, and that it is a violation of a mother’s rights to prevent her from committing murder against her unborn child. They debated the question as to the humanity of the infant based on location, in or out of the womb, but did not even consider the definition of ‘life’, nor the point of its origin. Both science and scripture tell us that life begins at conception. That is simple fact. But, according to their flimsy logic, basically, a baby is not a ‘person’, because the constitution doesn’t mention ‘pre-born’ persons. [Specifically the 14th amendment]. Neither does the constitution mention ‘children’ in general, but we know that those protections are granted to children as well. But, regardless, the Christian community, which at the time was, theoretically, upwards of 90% of the country, sat back and accepted this flimsy, reprehensible ‘law’, and the abrogation of LIFE itself. And we have watched 60,000,000 PEOPLE be murdered by their mothers, with the help of ‘doctors’, ever since. Without a tear, it seems. But so many moan and wail over dolphins, apes, and puppies who are hurt or killed by humans ‘for no reason’. And today, people object at eating a cow. It is preposterous. It is perversion.

Next, we have our Supreme Court capitulate to the notion that a man should marry a man, or a woman should marry a woman, that it is a ‘right’. It is a perversion of marriage. Homosexuality is a sin. That four word sentence does NOT engender hatred. But, outside the realm of religion, common sense, biology, and natural law tell us that marriage is between a male and a female. People are going to choose their sin, and live it, and there is nothing that the Congregations can or should do about it, except within themselves. But, to redefine marriage puts humanity on a slippery slope for all manner of perversion. Next, we will be normalizing pedophilia, and after that beastiality, and then it will never end. And the masses will just gleefully carry on, indifferent to the perversions plaguing our society.

All of these phenomena happen because people believe LIES, en masse. Instead of thinking, and allowing debate, and listening to the opinion of others, we jump on the bandwagon. Or, we are indifferent. We are conditioned to think that scientists, academia, and dare I say government, cannot be wrong. Surely not EVERYONE would believe a lie? Surely not all of us have been deceived?

We have since allowed our government and its hired scientists and other ‘experts’ to lie to us about many a thing: Clinton dared to redefine the word “is”. Clinton told us Benghazi was a ‘local skirmish’ over an American, racist video.

Last year, we were told that COVID originated in a ‘wet market’ because someone ate a bat. All the while, twenty-some-odd scientists from Harvard were being prosecuted for taking money from Wuhan. Then, we believed the lie that surgical masks would protect us. Then, we believed the lie that Hydroxychloroquine would not work. We believed the lie that Buy-din won an election, and that there was NO EVIDENCE of fraud, even though many have seen the evidence.

Today, there are many that believe Trump is working ‘behind the scenes’, and that there are those who are going to ‘restore’ this country. I cannot attest either way to the veracity of that claim. But, I do know that, even if that did happen, there is STILL a GREAT DECEPTION coming on this world. There will be no “thousand years of peace”, without there first being absolute chaos and heartache like the world has never seen, and without the appearance of another ‘hunter of men’s souls’, who will AGAIN deceive the masses. It seems to be man’s destiny to follow whims and fancies, and not HIS WORD.

These simple TRUTHS are the ones that ALL of us should ‘see’ and agree upon, but so few do:

GOD CREATED the heavens and the earth in SIX DAYS.

He RESTED on DAY SEVEN, and HE blessed that 24-hour slice of time FOR ETERNITY, at the VERY BEGINNING.

He gave SEVEN OTHER feasts to His Jewish People, but they are HIS feasts.

He chose the JEWISH PEOPLE to be the vessel of SALVATION for the WORLD.

Yeshua, HIS SON, was SENT into the world in order to save mankind from SIN. He is a JEW. He lived as a Torah-observant Jew. So did all His followers who are recorded in the NT scriptures.

EVERY HUMAN IS BORN with the proclivity, the natural inclination to SIN, to GO AGAINST HIS WORD.

Yeshua DIED, shedding His blood, as the atoning sacrifice to FREE us from our sins, but MEN choose to remain IN SIN, because they like it.

Yeshua arose bodily from the dead, and ascended into heaven, and is by the right hand of the CREATOR, HIS FATHER, in heaven, as a RESURRECTED HUMAN.

His Talmidim, [Torah students] are declaring SALVATION by TRUST in HIS BLOOD ALONE, and belief in HIS RESURRECTION, and teaching those who receive it to follow HIS WORD, all of it. [Matt 5:17-20]

Yeshua is coming back to PUNISH wicked men, who reject this simple truth, and who reject HIS WAY.

We are living in a time when LIES rule the day. Everyone, including those who think that today they are part of a ‘Great Awakening’, is blind to the simple truth of HIS KINGDOM, which will be upon all of us, sooner than we think. The world is about to be lulled in one way or another into a great sense of ‘safety’, and they will again go down the rabbit hole of a lie. Those of us who will not, will be even more ‘odd’ and rejected than we are now. So be it.

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Tonight!

Pesakh

בַּלַּיְלָה הַזֶּה , Yeshua said this at His last Pesakh Seder, the night He was betrayed. He said, from the Aramaic to Hebrew, “You all will deny me “BaLailah HaZeh“… “THIS NIGHT”. Traditionally, we have our children sing a song called “Ma Nishtanah?” And the gist of the song is that Pesakh is different from every other night, so in the song the children beg the question, “Why is “HaLailah HaZeh“/”This Night” different from all other nights?” Yeshua had walked with these men for three and a half years. He’d taught them. He’d tolerated their doubts, their personalities, their misgivings, their arguments and jealousies, and more. He’d shown them miracle after miracle. He’d rescued them. He’d healed their mothers-in-law, He’d paid their taxes, fed them miracle bread, and on and on… and for three of them, He’d been transfigured before them, and they had seen Moshe and Eli-Yahu talking with him on Har Tabor, two of their long-dead and greatest Prophets. And now, on THAT NIGHT, they would all deny Him. And He told Kefa that “BaLailah HaZeh,” you will deny me THREE TIMES”. And one of them would BETRAY Him. Yeshua said nothing by accident, and the way He said it hearkens to a future song of Israel at the Passover…. Remember, this is a JEWISH MEAL, and ALL those in attendance are Jewish. He wanted that EVERY ONE of them should be faithful. Thank Heaven the Eleven RETURNED to Him! I am already anticipating “HaLailah HaZeh” this year….

The Big One

Lies. They are everywhere. But, there is ONE BIG lie that is coming on all the world, FAST, and it is a doozie. The mindset for that lie has been managed for years, however, by the ‘power’ behind it. First, let me show you the most obvious warning of that lie, and then the ‘power’ that is behind it:

“For this reason Elohim shall send them strong delusion that they should believe THE LIE, that all who did not believe in HaEmet [The Truth/Torah], but preferred unrighteousness, might be condemned.” [2 Thess 2:11-12]

To rephrase, GOD, the Almighty CREATOR of the Universe, will force people who reject THE TRUTH/TORAH and the Gospel of it, who prefer ‘unrighteousness’, to believe THE lie, and so condemn THEMSELVES.

That is huge. No matter what one thinks TODAY, if they are alive at that time, the Creator Himself will force people NOT to ‘see’ truth, and condemn themselves to an eternity apart from the Presence of G-d and His Salvation.

So, what is that LIE?

“And then the man of sin will be revealed as Ben Ha’Abadon [Son of Destruction], who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called “god,” or that is worshiped; so that even in the Heikhal [sanctuary] of Elohim, he sits as Elohim, and shows himself as though he were Elohim.  ….. And now you know what has prevented him from being revealed in his time……    Then shall the Wicked One be revealed, that one whom Adoneinu Yeshua shall consume with the breath of His mouth, and shall destroy with the revelation of His coming, even he whose coming is due to the working of HaSatan, with all power and signs and lying wonders, and with all deceitfulness of unrighteousness in those who perish, because they received not the love of HaEmet, that they might be saved thereby…”

This is the LIE. This human being, who is full of the power of the chief adversary of G-d, will call himself GOD, and will defile the Jewish Temple that will be built again, soon, in Israel, just as Yeshua said it would be. And, because people have not developed a love for TRUTH, they, most people, will believe that BIG lie: that a man is very God.

So, what is the power behind it: it is described in the middle of that passage:

“For the mystery of iniquity is already at work, until that which now hinders is taken out of the midst of them.”

The words quoted thus far are all from the second letter of Sha’ul to the believing Congregation at Tesalonika. Yokhanan also tells us what this ‘power’ is.

“My children, it is the last time; and as you have heard that a false Mashi’akh shall come, even now there are many false Mashi’akhim [anointed ones], and from this we know that it is the last time.” Yokhanan continues just a bit later: “Who is a liar but he who denies that Yeshua is the Mashi’akh? He is a false Mashi’akh, and whoever denies HaAv [The Father], denies HaBen [The Son] also.  23Whoever denies HaBen, the same does not believe in HaAv; but whoever acknowledges HaBen acknowledges HaAv also. [1 Jo 2]

So, the ‘power’ behind the big and approaching lie is the notion that Yeshua is NOT the Mashi’akh, the One ANOINTED to SAVE mankind from SIN. And what is sin? Yokhanan also tells us this, very plainly. “He who sins breaks the Torah, for sin IS the breaking of Torah!” [1 Jo 3:4]

Yeshua declared very plainly Himself that He came to save mankind from SIN. NOT from earthly governments, or from poverty, or from ill health, but from SIN. THIS is the TRUTH of the Kingdom that He PLAINLY declared. But, because people are distracted by their more base needs, they ‘miss’ it. Or, they’re distracted by their self-righteousness, thinking they know better than God what right and wrong are.

This ‘idea’ of a man-god is saturating the minds of humanity right now. All the comic book movies portray the idea in one form or another. But, worse, certain people who call themselves believers in “Jesus” have the notion that He is G-d, NOT that He is the SON of G-d, but that the ‘father and the son and the holy spirit’ are all rolled up into one ‘coequal’ being. Yeshua Himself clearly told us that HIS FATHER, “Ha’Av” was still on His throne, and that He, Yeshua, ‘proceeded forth and came out of God’ [Jo 8:42], and that He SENT HIM. Yeshua also clearly articulated that there was knowledge reserved ONLY by His Father. Sha’ul points out that at the end Yeshua will hand all ‘authority’ BACK OVER to His Father. This does NOT mean that Yeshua is not the perfect representation of God on earth: HE IS. STILL. But, it does mean that if one stuffs the FATHER into the Body of Yeshua exclusively, one does not ‘have’ the Father.

This was the beginning of the “mystery of iniquity”; when perversion of truth entered into the believing world, and fear caused most people to capitulate to it. Why? Because it took the threat of execution, official, government sanctioned MURDER of those who would not accept this new lie. Before people go off all half-cocked, MANY people who ‘think’ they believe in a ‘trinity’ actually do NOT: they believe the TRUTH. MANY people know deep down that Yeshua is still a MAN, resurrected, and Standing at the RIGHT HAND of the Creator. The official ‘trinity’ doctrine denies this: denying The Father, or The Son, and thereby BOTH. It is interesting to me that just this past week our congress prayed to “Brahma”, the Hindu creator TRINITY, and it was closed with the ridiculous notion that somehow “Amein”, the Hebrew prayer that means, “May it be firmly established”, is politically incorrect, so a new word was invented to accommodate the liars: “awoman”. This came on the heals of the house neutering the English language in congress, a further OFFICIAL attempt to pervert truth, destroy the sexes and all that makes us distinct, and deny the truth of the Creator having created MAN and WOMAN, creating woman FOR man. This shows how preposterous people will become to perpetuate and promote lies. Half our country thinks that congressman was justified for doing that; a big part of the remainder is indifferent to the fact that he did it; and the BIGGEST part of our country do not know that he prayed to a trinity.

Throughout history, man has chosen to believe lies en masse. It is bewildering. Most of western christianity chose to believe that the ‘pope’ was God’s vicar on earth, a co-ruler, and infallible. That the peasant class was destined to be poor, and SAVED because of their poverty, and because of their service to the ruling and religious classes. They believed that so much, that it was called the ‘dark ages’. Mankind as a whole, for the most part, chose to believe that the world was flat, in spite of looking up into the heavens and seeing all other bodies as orbs. Mankind chose to believe that bloodletting was a good source to heal even a flu, when the scriptures clearly tell us that “the LIFE is in the blood”. People of today have believed that the climate would be our demise: first, we were going to freeze to death by 2000; then, we were going to burn up by 2016; now, the general ‘climate’ is going to starve us because of farting cows, so we also need to eat grass [see the ‘world economic forum’s preposterous suggestions for survival]. Then, most of the world believed that a new cold virus magically appeared because one chinaman ate a bat. They could not see that the Wuhan lab, with the CCP, BHO and WHO, along with the likes of Fauci and Gates, manufactured a souped-up cold virus for the purpose of controlling mankind. And our politicians jumped at the chance to starve us into submission. STILL, even in TEXAS, people sheepishly put on masks, that WILL NOT save a person from this jacked-up cold. FEAR has gripped society over a cold that only kills less that 1% of those who catch it. But worse, mankind chose to believe ONE man, Darwin, when he posited that we ‘evolved’ from the simplest of life forms: MOST of mankind has DECIDED that God did NOT create the earth in SIX DAYS, as HE said He did. That He COULD not. And that God did NOT specially create mankind, differently than He created everything else; but that WE CREATED OURSELVES. Nothing is more preposterous and absurd than what most of the ‘scientific’ community suggests about our origin.

Except, perhaps, the lies that most in America are believing right now. Choose your lie: that the election was pristine, and Biden was fairly elected by an overwhelming majority: or, that there is a ‘great awakening’, and people are suddenly going to learn the truth and be righteous because of what is about to be revealed.

“Let God be true, and EVERY MAN a LIAR.” [Rom 3:4] Don’t get me wrong: I truly HOPE that America wakes up to the fact that MOST of our politicians in Congress, and most of our latest presidents, are LIARS, and SELF INDULGENT, self-serving deceivers. I am one that knows that Trump is also a fallible man, but I also see that he has been selfless in his service to this country: he paid for his own campaign; he has donated his whole presidential salary to NEEDS; he has returned the peoples’ money to the people in the form of tax cuts; he has protected America from the robbery of the Chinese and European governments who have bilked the American people for years. And yes, I do still hope and would happily approve of his remaining in office. Because if not, then we have fallen to a hidden oligarchy that is running our country behind the scenes, buying off Republican AND Democratic politicians, clearly evidenced in this last election cycle, and for years and years now. But, so many people have refused to see it.

This is what lets me know that the BIG LIE is going to be upon us, sooner than later. People are so apt to believe whatever the majority believes. Because being in the majority is comfortable. So, when everyone is screaming and crying in joy over the Son of Destruction’s ‘beauty’ and apparent ‘compassion’, they will fall down at his feet and worship him, thinking he is “Jesus”, and “Mohammed”, and “Confucius” and “Buddha” and Brahma” and “Mashi’akh”, because he exalts himself above all ‘gods’ and declares himself to be the creator. He will be so ‘believable’; AND, God HIMSELF will force them to believe him. Why? Because MAN chooses to be unrighteous, to REJECT the guidance of the Torah in defining what sin is.

Yeshua could not have been any more plain: “Whoever therefore tries to loosen [weaken, do away with] even one of these smallest mitzvot [Torah directives], and teaches men so, he shall be regarded as small in [The Kingdom of Heaven] Malkhut HaShamayim; but anyone who observes and teaches them [Torah directives], he shall be regarded as great in Malkhut HaShamayim.” It is amazing the scriptural gymnastics people go through to ‘unteach’ the truth to people, and to stave off anyone teaching the goodness of all of Scripture to the followers of Yeshua. Do they really love the truth? Or, do they prefer unrighteousness [ 2 Thess 2:12]

Chrissy the Christmas Ham

I cannot even count how many times I have been falsely accused, condemned to hell, accused of being Satan, ad naseum.

And this is usually by people of ‘faith’.

But, in regard to religious condemantion and false accusation, it is usually done by people who have no idea what I actually believe, and DENY it when I tell them, show them, and give the EVIDENCE of what I actually believe.  

These people are the ones who hang on to the christmas ham, and that is usually the only thing keeping them from walking in a manner more like Yeshua walked. 

“Hereby we know that we are in Him:  6he who says “I am in Him” ought himself also to walk His halakha.”  The term ‘His Halakha’ is actually in the greek as well: ‘the way HE walked’ and all the various translations of it. This is telling us that Yeshua is OUR RABBI, our ONLY Rabbi, and that those who SAY they follow Him should follow the way HE teaches THE TORAH. “Halakha” is the concept of following what ‘your Rav’ teaches. MY “Rav” or “Rabbi”, is Yeshua ALONE, thank you.

The ‘christmas ham’ about which I speak is this: the two things that keep many believers from seeing the BEAUTY of the Torah are: christmas and food. 

It just so happens that a favorite christmas meal is the ‘christmas ham’ hearkening back to the Yule of nordic cultures that sacrificed a pig on the winter solstice.  True, most people today do not know that is its origin. But, they don’t care to ‘ask.’  I asked.

People simply do not want to give up their favorite food, bacon, and their favorite holiday.  They know that if they begin to observe the SABBATH on the SEVENTH day of the week, that it casts a shadow over the rest of their belief and practices.

So many people today ‘think’ that Yeshua did not practice a ‘religion’, but He most certainly did: HIS!!!  HE gave the Torah, His genetic blueprint, to the Jewish people, and came to earth as a Jew!  Lived as a Jew, DIED as KING OF THE JEWS, and will come back AS A JEW, being our High Priest.  He will judge the world ACCORDING TO the TORAH.  He will RULE THE EARTH accourding to the TORAH.

Folks who disparage me fail ever to prove that GOD changed the Sabbath. They have to use socratic logic to justify THEIR observance of ‘sun-day’ as their ‘sabbath’, and cannot find ONE verse that actually supports that.  

They THINK that the “NT” overturned the kosher laws, but cannot find ONE JEW in the NT who ever ate pork. They misquote 2 Tim, that says ALL ‘food’ is consecrated, not realizing that the biblical GREEK word for ‘food’ means KOSHER FOOD, and that it is consecrated, ‘set apart’ as food BY THE WORD OF GOD, in Levitius 11 and Deut 14; they also misquote Acts 10 and 11, where Peter explains that his ‘vision’ was NOT about food, but about MEN, while affirming that NEVER IN HIS LIFE, INCLUDING the twenty-some-odd years of BELIEF in Yeshua AFTER His resurrection, had he eaten unclean meat.  And he NEVER DID after that!  They IGNORE Paul’s testimony before JEWISH and ROMAN kings and rulers that he had NEVER violated the Torah!  That he STILL LIVED as a Jew, and that he TAUGHT THE TORAH in Ephesus for two years, every day, and did so all around the known world, wherever God sent him. 

They ‘think’ that God sanctified the unclean meat of pig, which is known to be bad for you, and that He sanctified the birthday of Mithras and the feast of Saturnalia. They impose the birth of Messiah over a pagan date, and celebrate it and DEFEND it as truth, EVEN THOUGH THEY KNOW HE WAS NOT BORN ON 12/25, BUT ON 07/15 of the biblical year, IN THE FALL, proven by simple reading of the NT account of his annunciation and birth.

These two things are idols that believers simply cannot give up. It is spiritual harlotry, mixing the worship of יהוה  with the worship of Ba’al, as did Israel.  Yet they condemn any Jew who believes in Yeshua and worships Him on the day GOD said to worship HIM, and who simply eats the meat that GOD said is FOOD. What in the wide world is so wrong with that.

In my experience, they ‘think’ that by doing these two simple things, that ‘we’ are trying to save ourselves by works, when we say OVER and OVER that we are saved by trust. Here is the declaration of our faith, which is PUBLIC:

Salvation is from the Jews. Yeshua is Jewish. He is Salvation, and His Name, Yeshua, means “Salvation”.

Yeshua saves us by rescuing us from our sins. Adam brought ‘Khatah” [breaking Torah, sin] into the world, when he disobeyed the instructions of our Creator. The ‘neshama’, the spiritual ‘life’ of Adam, the essence that connected Him to life in the Creator, died when he sinned, and as a result, his body died nearly 1,000 years later.

Yeshua declared salvation, saying that He came to save us from sin, and to give us ‘life’. He restores to us a living neshama by His Ru’akh, and then also gives us of His Ru’akh as a garment. This is ‘eternal life,’ which will one day also resurrect our own bodies. Those who trust in Yeshua continually and demonstrate that trust through humble obedience to His Word will rise from the dead, because they live in Him.

Yeshua saves us from ourselves, our propensity to break His Torah. Sin is the breaking of Torah. Remaining in sin, or continually breaking Torah without contrition, brings perpetual death. These are the lost.

SALVATION IS BY TRUST ALONE. NOTHING in scripture can be more plain. True salvation that imparts ‘tzedaka’, however, will produce OBEDIENCE to His Mitzvot. This is probably the MOST critical tenet of trust in Yeshua the Messiah. Many believers who do not follow the Torah ‘fully’ DO follow it, even though they do not realize it. [Rom 2:14] We believe that ALL believers, Jew AND Gentile, are being ‘purified’ in these last days, by being called back to the foundation of trust, Yeshua, our Rabbi, and His Torah, walking it out the way He did. Trusting in the blood He shed on the tree saves us. Obeying His Mitzvot consecrates us, and communicates His message of REPENTANCE more clearly in this DARK world.

It never ceases to amaze me how willing people are to perpetuate the lies of the past in order to maintain a little bit of ‘usual.’

Yeshua Will Rule By The Torah!

24And My servant David shall be king over them, and they all shall have one shepherd; they shall also walk in My ordinances, and observe My statutes, and do them. 25And they shall dwell in the land that I have given unto Ya’akov My servant, wherein your fathers dwelt; and they shall dwell therein, they, and their children, and their children’s children, forever; and David My servant shall be their prince forever.

The passage above is from Yekhezkel/Ezekiel 37. The context of that chapter is clearly AFTER the resurrection. This is about the Messianic Kingdom on earth, when Yeshua has returned as the Root of Ishai, Ben David, the King of Kings. He is going to rule the land of Yisra’el, and all the earth, according to The Torah. NOT a watered-down, ‘christian’/new law of ‘christ,’ but The Torah of G-d, the Father, the Almighty Creator, which has in it ordinances and statutes. The one speaking here is The Almighty, as seen in verse 21:  ‘Thus says Adonai  יהוה , ‘…..

It would defy simple logic for the Creator to say that He is going to temporarily suspend His Torah for 2,000 years, and then that His Messiah will lead and govern the world by it for 1,000 years…. Please, dear brothers, understand that His Word begins in Genesis, and ALL of it, especially the Brit Khadashah/Renewed Covenant Scriptures [NT], is founded on the first five books: The Torah. It is the heart of G-d expressed on paper, and perfectly expressed and taught in and by Yeshua. Ignoring it now is not wise. He that turns away his ear from hearing the Torah, even his tefilah is an abomination.” [Mishlim/Proverbs 28:9]. And Yeshua Himself said, “Whoever therefore tries to loosen even one of these smallest mitzvot [commandments of the Torah], and teaches men so, he shall be regarded as small in Malkhut HaShamayim/The Kingdom of Heaven; but anyone who observes and teaches them, he shall be regarded as great in Malkhut HaShamayim.”

Awe, Khet!

The word in the picture contains three Hebrew letters, reading right to left:

Khet

Tet

Alef

Hebrew letters are symbols, pictographs of a sort. Each symbol has a meaning that is relative to both the sound of the letter and its symbolic purpose.

The ‘khet’ is a gutteral burst, and its symbol is “life”, relative also to the number eight, as it is in the eighth position of the alef-bet. 

The “tet” is a serpent; it is in the ninth position, right after the khet in the alef-bet.

An alef is a picture of an ox, and invokes the idea of power.

So, the word above has in it this hidden-in-plain-sight meaning: life/serpent/power  > or, serpent within the power of life, life in the power of the serpent… etc…

This word is actually pronounced exactly the same as the name of the first letter: “khet”.  That word, the ‘name’ of the letter, actually means ‘break’, and is spelled חת , where the ‘t’ sound comes from a different letter than the serpent, the ‘tav’, whose symbol means ‘sign’/’signature’. This word ‘khet’ actually means ‘break’; so, we have the hope that we can ‘break the power of the serpent.’

The word in the picture, however, ‘khet’ is defined as “SIN”.

Sin is “breaking Torah”. [1 John 3:4]  The SERPENT’s FIRST WORDS to man were: “”Has Elohim [G-d the Creator] INDEED SAID ?”….. Deviating from what G-d SAID, like “Remember the Seventh Day and KEEP IT HOLY”, is SIN.  That NEVER CHANGES.

After the serpent cast doubt on WHAT G-d said, he then took something G-d REALLY DID SAY, and he TWISTED it.  And THAT is still his chief tactic in deceiving the world.

Whatever our SIN is, it is us handing the power of LIFE over to the serpent.  If left in that state, the serpent will take us with him into the eternal darkness, and the knowledge of our insolence and guilt, FOREVER, outside of the Presence of our Merciful creator, and our Savior, Yeshua, who REALLY DID SAY that SIN will destroy you.

I despise HaSatan, that slant serpent, the adversary, the enemy of G-d, the perverter of His Word, the progenitor of ALL LIES.  I have been praying for Nitzakhon [to overcome] for me and mine, that we have the POWER OF LIFE in Elohim! Wherein lives SHALOM, SIMKHA, and REAL ‘prosperity’.

The Star of Yisra’el

“I see him, but not now; I behold him, but not near; there shall step forth a star out of Ya’akov, and a scepter shall rise out of Yisra’el….”

Most students of scripture know that Yehudah [Judah] is the tribe to whom a ‘scepter’ was promised, to be the ruling tribe.  Yeshua is not only a bonafide member of that tribe, but twice the son of Melekh David: a direct biological descendant through Miryam, and a direct legal descendant through Yosef, his adoptive, earthly father. He IS a Jew. And He is the KING of the Jews.

But, we also have the scientific nature of this prophecy, that, in all likelihood, gave those Babylonian Jews who are called “M’gushim”, ‘wise men’, the knowledge to follow a star TO Yerushalayim, and FROM there to Beit Lekhem, to find the Messiah born unto Yisra’el.

Today, in just a few days, Jupiter and Saturn will align, and will appear as one star. Many think this is the “Star of Bethlehem,” the one that those ‘wise men’ followed to find Messiah. I was concerned it may be, and that would throw the timing of the Yovel [Jubilee] off by a great deal, as the previous Jupiter/Saturn conjuction of the time of Messiah would have been in 7 BC.  That is a problem. 

I have long believed that 3 BC was the year of Messiah’s BIRTH. That He was born on Sukkot, in the FALL.  That He was CONCEIVED at Khanukah, in the winter. If He was born on Sukkot in the FALL, in 3 BC, the STAR that guided the M’gushim to Him would have been ‘some time’ after that. We do NOT have a timeline. The ONLY people who we can emphatically say saw him on the NIGHT of His birth are the SHEPHERDS. “For THIS DAY is born to you in the city of David, a Moshi’ah, who is  יהוה  HaMashi’akh.  And this is a sign for you: you will find the babe wrapped in strips of cloth and lying in a sukka.” [The Aramaic Peshitta BK uses an ancient word, אוֹריָא , that has been used as ‘sukka’ in other ancient texts] Luka 2:12. So, they indeed saw the Savior THAT NIGHT.  In the FALL. But, the account of the M’gushim is in Matai, and does NOT give us such a precise time of their seeing the Savior child.  Matthew does not tell us the details of his birth, except these only: He was born in Beit Lekhem to a virgin [1:23, 2:1] in the ‘days’ of Herod. So, Herod had to be alive.  There are many scholars who think Herod died in 4 BC.  I do not. Many scholars also do not think the 4BC date is accurate, but maintain the 1 BC date of his death. The 4BC group think so because Josephus said he died after an eclipse and a blood moon at Pesakh, and there are stellar events in 4BC that match. But, there was a very distinct eclipse just before Pesakh in 1BC, and a moon event at Pesakh. Before that, there was a CONJUCTION of Jupiter and Venus in 2 BC, on June 17. This would have been NINE MONTHS after Yeshua was born, and the likely date of the visitation by the M’gushim. By all appearances in scripture, Yosef and Miryam stayed in Beit Lekhem for some time after Yeshua was born. Yosef was in a house, not a sukka [temporary holiday booth] when he was told by the Messenger to flee to Mitzrayim from Beit Lekhem. Time had passed. Shortly after the M’gushim would have showed up, and Herod would have began killing infants from 2 years old and younger, Herod died in the spring of 1 BC. 

So, I do not think 5 BC, or 7 BC, the other two dates of ‘stars’ that did appear in the night skies, are accurate dates. This year’s ‘star’ is a repeat of the earlier, 7 BC event. I still believe Yeshua was BORN in the fall of 3 BC.  There WAS a ‘star’ that would have appeared ‘in the east’ in 2 BC [nine months after his birth], and Herod would have died in the spring of 1 BC, nine months after the M’gushim would have betrayed him, when he started his killing spree.

Yeshua was CONCEIVED in the winter, at Khanukah, and brought LIGHT into darkness at this time of year, by the union of the divine and the human in Miryam’s womb.

It takes eight [to nine] nights for the blastocyst (unit of cells formed after conception) to form and embed itself in the wall of the uterus to receive blood from the mother. If a conjuction happens at this time of year, it better commemorates His conception, as his visitors who followed the star were NOT there on the night of His birth anyway.

His 3BC birth means that Yeshua would have stood in the Beit K’nesset in 27AD and declared the Yovel, and then preached for three years. Forty years after His declaration, which is in our weekly reading cycle this week, the Roman army surrounded Yerushalayim in 67 AD and began judgment on the city and the nation, disrupting and ENDING Temple service with great desecrations, just as Yeshua predicted. And forty is the number of judgment. My gut, now, is that the miracles of the Temple ended after 27 AD when Yeshua made His declaration, and this is the benchmark of Josephus’ telling us that they did not happen in the last 40 years of its service.

If that is the case, then FORTY YOVELS from then will be complete in 2027AD.  Something big should happen between now and then. Perhaps Yeshua’s bride will be hidden some time before that happens.

Whatever the case, we live in very interesting times, and the Sign of the Son of Man may be seen in the heavens very, very soon… now is NO TIME to dismiss the Creator and His Son.

Nes Gadol Hayah Sham!!!

Dreidel Dreidel Dreidel Cup
Dreidel left in the cup last night? Too much whiskey and gelt?

The “dreidel” is a toy that is used at Khanukah. It was a game created to commemorate the rebellion of the Maccabees and the faithful Jews of the 2nd century BC who continued to worship יהוה , in spite of the fact that the Greeks made it illegal to call on His Name, to worship Him, to keep the Sabbath, to circumcise their children, or even just to speak Hebrew. They forced “hellenization”, which was ‘hell’ to those Jews. Our Jewish people, the faithful, despised the Greek culture and language, as attested to by the first Century, Jewish historian, Josephus. The idea that Greek was the ‘lingua franca’ of Israel in the time of Messiah is a lie, and a continuation of the anti-Semitic spirit of Antiochus Epiphanes, and the spirit of anti Messiah.

The dreidel is, again, a toy. The study of Torah was illegal in “Khasmonian Days”, but gambling was not. The Jews would get together to study, legend has it, and when the Greeks would knock, they’d change over to pretend to be gambling, in order to appear compliant. The Ashkenazi Jews, who settled in Germany in the dark ages, commemorated this legend in the form of the top that is called a “Dreidel,” a ‘turner’. It is a four-sided top with a point on the bottom of it, so that it could spin. On each side a Hebrew letter is painted/engraved, used to determine the result of each spin. The first letter is the ‘nun,’ the Hebrew נ, and the second, ‘gimel’, is ג, the third, ‘heh’, is ה, and the fourth, ‘shin’, is ש. These letters were chosen to represent the phrase, “Nes gadol hayah sham,” A great miracle happened there!” If one is in Israel, the phrase is “Nes gadol hayah po”, “A great miracle happened here!”, and the last letter is changed to ‘peh’, פ. The game is a simple game that uses chocolate coins, called ‘gelt’, and the top, where each letter determines how much gelt is added to or taken from the pot by the spinner. It is quite fun for all, especially children, who get to eat most of the gelt, which is delicious.

four sides of the dreidel, right to left

For me, the whole notion of the game is very special, as my maternal Jewish lineage comes from the family “Dreyer,” who were Ashkenazi Jews who came to this country in the mid 1800’s, running from something in Germany [likely persecution], but they maintained family contact back in Germany. I have on my shelf two German books from about 1899, with hand written notes from the giver of the books, written in German, and sent to Georgia to one of my grandparents. We found the books in the “plunder room” in the old plantation house some years ago.

The name ‘Dreyer’ means either ‘turner’, or ‘leader of three’, and it stems from the same word used for ‘dreidel’. As our family is Jewish, the name was likely the former, ‘turner’, as Jews were not typically elected/appointed on a council of ‘three’ in German villages. So, the dreidel is connected to our Jewish family name, indirectly. The defiance it commemorates seems to run in our blood as well. [Incidentally, “Shuler,” the Jewish name on my father’s side, means “Torah Teacher”, which has also come to mean a lot to me. That line also came to the states just before the Civil War. But, I digress.] So, while the dreidel is an innocuous, innocent toy today, it commemorates MORAL COURAGE, which is extremely lacking in our day!

This ‘spirit’ of the Seleucids, the Greeks who conquered and persecuted Israeli Jews 2200 years ago, is alive in the U.S. today, with governors and mayors around our country using a man-modified cold virus as an excuse to make worshipping G-d illegal. And in many of those cities and states, the believers seem to be compliant. We, our ‘little sanctuary,’ however, have not once ‘observed’ or ‘obeyed’ the ridiculous, unconstitutional edicts of our governor, who violated the principles of our Republic briefly. Thankfully, in our county we have a judge who sees the illegality and despotic nature of these mandates. But, around the country, many live under absolute tyranny already. And the threat of it looms large over the rest of us, depending on whether or not TRUTH prevails in this election we await to be resolved.

We did hear of one pastor in California who reclassified his congregation as a casino so they could worship, evincing the very spirit of the Maccabees commemorated in the Dreidel.

But, for me and my house, we will NOT succumb to the tyranny nor submit to the fear-mongering of the media, as far too many already have. It is entirely possible that a civil war is brewing in this country. Godless people are being financed by the CCP, and sent here from far and wide, armed, in order to try to overthrow our REPUBLIC. The Constitution of the United States stands in the way, but is under attack from within. The times in which we live are perilous indeed [2 Tim 3], and could get worse. I said last year that we could begin to go through “Birthpangs” before the great tribulation comes upon us, and I believe we are there. How severe they get in the short term, I do not know. I think that depends, again, on the outcome of this election, which is NOT settled as yet.

We could be in another Maccabean period, where the lowly misfits who maintain right MUST ‘stand up’ with COURAGE. Or, the coming communist rebellion could be squelched in the short term, provided the right president is in office. [continuing rebellion, but its just that most people have been oblivious to the seedbed of the communist uprising that has been going on in this country for a generation] No matter which way it goes, “AS FOR ME AND MY HOUSE, WE WILL SERVE יהוה !” And we will spin the Dreidel this year courageously, put our Khanukiah in the windows proudly, and SING unto Yeshua, the ROCK of our SALVATION! [“Rock of Ages” is a traditional Jewish holiday song!]

Khanukah

Tonight, Khanukah begins.

For someone who grew up in the deep south among protestant believers, this “Khag” makes the season very different. The “Khanukiah”, or “Khanukah Menorah”, looks like a “Jewish Symbol,” and it very much is. But, it is reflective of the very symbol of Messiah Yeshua, the only one given in scripture, THE Menorah. Yeshua “Walks among the seven Menorahs”, according to the book of Revelation. He warns the seven congregations that He will REMOVE THEIR Menorah, if they do not return to doing the Truth.

The implication is that He gave that Menorah to them, and He alone has the authority to REMOVE IT, and that He will certainly do so with persistent DISOBEDIENCE.

Another thing is that HE gives a Menorah to EACH INDIVIDUAL congregation. Even though His ‘Body’ is ONE, and there is indeed one complete Congregation, each LOCAL congregation is responsible to possess and keep its own Menorah.

This, of course, is not the coveted, pure gold Menorah of the Temple era. By the time of the Revelation, that one had been stolen from Israel and taken to Rome. This was something FAR MORE valuable: The “Ru’akh HaKodesh”, the very BREATH/SPIRIT of G-d the Creator, given to us by Yeshua as individuals, and as congregations.

The one seen in the picture above is not, in fact, a “menorah” per se, but a Khanukiah, fashioned after the Menorah. It is specifically made to have eight lights, originally. In Medieval days, in Ashkenazi communities, a mistake was made when many menorahs were smithed, and a ninth branch/light was added. The Rabbis made do, and called the ninth light the “Shammash”, or ‘servant’ candle. It is now used to light the other eight lights.

This, of course, would not have been done in Yeshua’s day, when they lit a tiny oil lamp that had eight lights only. But, the implications seem to have the finger of G-d on them.

There are seven powers of the Ru’akh listed in Isaiah 11:1-2. There are seven ‘spirits’ mentioned in Revelation 4. But, there are nine ‘gifts’ of the spirit mentioned in Brit Khadashah scriptures. There are seven feasts listed in VaYikra [Lev] 23, but there are nine on the calendar, when we include Purim and Khanukah. Purim manifests in the book of Esther, and Khanukah in Psalm 30 and John 10. Khanukah is not mentioned in any ancient, divinely inspired scriptures BUT “New Testament” scriptures. It is indeed a very “Messianic” feast.

Yeshua was conceived on the first night of Khanukah. He was born nine months later on the 1st night of Sukkot. The miracle of His coming was His CONCEPTION, and NOT His birth. He was born the way of every other man, but was conceived by way of the Ru’akh, through a woman, without the help of man, in the darkest time of year, to be born during the “Season of our Joy” in the fall.

The image above was put by Jewish people in the window, as is customary, in Nazi Germany, in defiance of the Nazi flag hanging just across the street. This invokes the courage of the Maccabees, who were farmers who defied the Greek king who had outlawed the worship of יהוה and the calling on His Name, the circumcision of Jewish children, and the study or reading of the Torah. These “Hammers”, these hard Jewish men, raised an army of misfits and miraculously defeated the Greeks, and they restored the Temple by cleansing it, and by lighting THE Menorah, which had not been lit for 3 and 1/2 years. They celebrated Sukkot “out of season”, as the “Dedication of the House” done by Solomon was done at Sukkot. The cleansed “House” had to be dedicated, and the dedication could not begin without lighting the Menorah; there was just enough oil to celebrate the feast. The oil was very hard to find and/or make, especially at that time of year, after so much oppression.

This year, as we put our “Khanukiah” in the window, I feel just as defiant: defiant of false doctrines, and of tyrannical people who would just as soon snuff us out, should the gain/retain power. These people are drunk on power, and of the notion of ‘transforming America’, of winning the ‘soul of America’. They are far worse than were the Seleucids. They are godless communists who hide behind a veil of feigned righteousness, pretending to care for ‘the people’, all the while caring only about robbing the people and creating a ‘classless’ society of two groups: those who rule, and those who serve their every whim.

But, right now, I do not defy them, but all those who are absolutely BLIND to the attempted takeover of our government. We have sat and allowed them to take over hollywood and create the perfect propaganda machine, to transform our schools into communist indoctrination houses, including k-12 and the colleges and universities, to take over the whole of media so that they could persistently drone into the heads of the masses their false narrative, and vilify anyone who disagrees or tries to expose them.

Khanukah is about LIGHT. The “Ru’akh” is the VERY Light of G-d, and it is the purveyor of TRUTH. There is only ONE G-d, and His Name is יהוה . He SENT His Son, the MAN, Yeshua from Nazareth, who was conceived at this time of year, to be born in the fall during Sukkot, “Tabernacles”, who would, after 33 and 1/2 years die on the Passover, be buried on Unleavened Bread, rise from the dead at the first Omer on the first day of the week, and send the Ru’akh to His followers in power after seven sabbaths on the feast of Weeks.

His Ru’akh convinces/convicts us of our OFFENSES against G-d and both compels AND empowers us to CHANGE, to be transformed into the image of the Messiah, to be bearers of His Menorah, His Ru’akh/Breath, to give light to the world by obeying in TRUTH. EVERYTHING that HIS WORD instructs us to do, we are to do that. What HE tells us we are not to do, through HIS WORD, we are not to do it. It is so incredibly simple. Yet MAN has come along and distorted, and even perverted His Word, in order to justify EVERY sin. “He who sins breaks the Torah. Sin IS the breaking of the Torah.” 1 John 3:4

May our country’s patrons find COURAGE to look for LIGHT, to SEE it in HIS WORD ALONE, and to RESPOND to it, to follow the NARROW path onto which His Word directs us. There truly is no other way.

Shalom, and may you have the delight of the Oil of Khanukah for all EIGHT NIGHTS, as we commemorate this time of the triumph of LIGHT over darkness.