Calm y crazy

I’m crazy. I know that’s what many think, simply because I call Him “Yeshua”, and not His English name.
I’m crazy because I embraced my Jewish heritage.
Because I follow the Torah, and keep the Sabbath, and HIS FEASTS, and not the papal mandate of “sunday”, “saturnalia/christmas, and ishtar/easter.
I’m crazy for thinking that most of today’s congregations, including christian, jewish, AND messianic, are part of the world system of religion called “Bavel”, because they sign contracts with the state.
I’m crazy for believing that the brotherhood of Messiah could actually be compassionate and deeply affectionate, in these last days, when Messiah said that MOST people’s love would be cold and hard, perverting ‘love’, because we’ve turned away from the Torah.
And of late, I’m CRAZY for believing that there has been a plot to overthrow our Republic from within.
I have believed that for years and years. WITHOUT following ONE SINGLE ‘conspiracy theorist’ website. “Q” and “Qanons” are LATE in the game in seeing and reporting that. I began to voice it nearly 30 years ago. The more I ‘see’, the crazier I get.
This video SUMS UP what I believe about our current state of affairs. It was SENT TO ME by a friend; I did NOT go out looking for it, nor do I follow “Q”. I have ONE alternative news source that tracks Q, but that is only part of what they do, and I do not even have time to watch all their posts.
But, THIS VIDEO shows that I am NOT the only one who KNOWS what is going on.
AMERICA, YOU ARE GOING TO LOSE YOUR REPUBLIC IF YOU DO NOT WAKE UP!
Once again, MY LOYALTY lies to the Kingdom of Messiah FIRST and FOREMOST. But, I would PREFER to declare His TRUTH in FREEDOM, and live in a free REPUBLIC versus a communist DICTATORSHIP, which is what we will have if we do not wake up and STOP the LEFT’s power surge.
Where I differ from Q and many others who DO see the evil going on, is that I do not think for a MOMENT that Trump is our salvation. However, I do think that he could be America’s “Yiftakh”, who was a rejected ‘base’ man, yet successful, who came to the aid of Gilad over its enemies. I think perhaps our Elohim COULD be using Trump to rid us of this scourge of leftist wickedness.
BUT, I also WISH that those who are ‘seeing’ all this corruption would SEE their part in it! By sitting silently by, participating in the immorality of rejecting all of THE WORD except the word ‘grace’.
HE IS DEEPLY COMPASSIONATE, but HE WILL ALSO PUNISH HIS PEOPLE.
Pence and other leaders who espouse doctrines of faith have often quoted the famous passage, “if My people, upon whom My Name is called, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek My face, THEN will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land….”
SO OFTEN it is editorialized as above, and leaves out one key phrase:
“If My people, upon whom My Name is called, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek My face, AND REPENT FROM THEIR EVIL WAYS; THEN will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land…”
Q’s message does not implore our country to REPENT. And those who do seek ‘repentance’ have PERVERTED the meaning of it! “Just believe”. POPPYCOCK! SATAN believes and trembles at HIS NAME!
TURN FROM BREAKING HIS LAW!
The perversions and lies that rule this world go FAR DEEPER even than the Qanons understand. It is the PERVERSION of HIS WORD and the LACK of COURAGE to change OURSELVES that is preventing TRUTH to prevail.
So, YES, I’M CRAZY.
But, so was No’akh, who warned the WHOLE WORLD for ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY YEARS that a flood was coming, when for 1100 years it had never rained, while building a huge ship in the middle of dry land. THEY THOUGHT HE WAS CRAZY TOO.
I am of the mind that Yeshua could come back for His Bride VERY, VERY soon, bringing a STORM of FIRE on earth BEFORE the November elections. I’m crazy. But, I’m also studied enough to know that this COULD go on for another generation, just like Isaac Newton guessed about 300 years ago. [The man died in 1727, but before that, he wrote copiously about the Messiah’s prophetic timeline, and surmised He would not return before about 2067]. IF Messiah should linger for another yovel, I PRAY that even HALF of what Q is asserting is true: but more importantly, that AMERICA becomes again what it ONCE was: A REPUBLIC, ONE people, unified in the belief that ALL OF US ARE EQUAL in the eyes of the CREATOR

And THAT THERE ARE MORAL ABSOLUTES.

THE TEN MOST IMPORTANT THINGS:

“I am יהוה your Elohim [God], who brought you out of the land of Mitzrayim [Egypt], out of the house of bondage. You shall have no other gods before Me.
You will not make unto you a graven image, nor any manner of likeness, of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; you will not bow down unto them, nor serve them; for I, יהוה your Elohim, am El Kanah [Jealous God], visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate Me; and showing compassion unto the thousandth generation of them that love Me and keep My Mitzvot [commandments].
You will not take the Name of יהוה your Elohim in vain; for יהוה will not hold him guiltless who takes His Name in vain.
REMEMBER Yom HaShabbat [the SABBATH DAY], to keep it kadosh [distinctly consecrated, holy]. Six days will you labor, and do all your work; but the SEVENTH day is a Shabbat unto יהוה your Elohim, in it you will not do any manner of work, you, nor your son, nor your daughter, nor your man-servant, nor your maid-servant, nor your cattle, nor your stranger that is within your gates; for in six days יהוה made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested on the seventh day; therefore יהוה blessed Yom HaShabbat, and hallowed it.
Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long upon the land which יהוה your Elohim gives you.
You will not murder.
You will not commit adultery.
You will not steal.
You will not bear false witness against your neighbor.
You will not covet your neighbor’s house; you will not covet your neighbor’s wife, nor his man-servant, nor his maid-servant, nor his ox, nor his donkey, nor any thing that is your neighbor’s.

Learn those in TRUTH, and then we can talk about REPENT.
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“May They Be One, Even As We Are”

I’m truly disappointed and sad for my black family and friends, even though I know they are holding up strong. I hope they all know that I truly care about their lives; not because they are black, but because they are my fellow human beings, and in most cases, my brothers and sisters in Messiah Yeshua. I genuinely love them. I have spoken with some of them since the George Floyd incident, and read some of their hearts in their posts online, and had dinner with a very good brother, one of the most intelligent and righteous men I know, with whom I had a very in-depth conversation, and even though they all have similar backgrounds, their perspectives on the BLM vary quite a bit. But, I’m disappointed and sad, because they all have very legitimate feelings, and grievances with society, but their message has been hijacked, and the BLM movement has made it very difficult for many in the white community to hear the actual message of good people who have genuine concerns.

I despise Marxism, Communism, Socialism, and left-wing thinking, and its agenda to ‘transform’ America. I do not think for a moment that Trump or Republicans are the cure, but I do see some very few on the right standing in the way of this Marxist/Communist revolution that is boiling in our country. Though I do not think anyone is standing up enough, soon enough.  This has already gone too far. Sadly, the BLM movement has been proven to be a Marxist wing of the DNC, and ALL the donations that people have made, some of whom genuinely thought their funds would further the cause of the Black community, go to the DNC through a Soros organization. Not ONE dime is going to the survivors of the dead killed in the BLM and Antifa riots, nor to rebuild the black communities and businesses torn down by BLM and Antifa, nor to help bury the black men, women, and children killed in the riots, but to try to get democrats elected and re-elected.  And only that.

Many of my black friends and family believe that the democratic party has never truly helped the black community, but has used the black community, pandering to them to earn their votes, and to keep them bound to the DNC perpetually, dependent on the government.

I have been trying for going on thirty years now to get all my family, friends, and acquaintances ‘aware’ of the undercurrent of political evil that has been at work in our country for years.  I told my son yesterday that when he was an infant, I was in a chat-room on “AOL” asserting that we were, in the mid 90’s, seeing the beginning of a push to ‘socialize’ America, which was for the purposes of making us a Communist nation. I further asserted that this was [already, in the 90s] heading to the point of vilifying the righteous, blaming faith for America’s woes, and creating a scapegoat class of citizens, just like they did in Germany in the 1930s… I wrote a ‘futuristic’ novel, and in it, posited that China and Russia would destroy America. People scoffed and said both those nations were ‘friends and partners’ with America. While it took longer than I thought, the gloves have come off over the past few months, and faith in G-d is now being blamed for America’s woes. Believers in the Messiah [christians and Messianics] and Jews, are being vilified, blamed, painted as ignorant and evil, and that from MAJOR NEWS SOURCES on national broadcasts. “Celebrities” are insulting anyone who is of the faith, and we still line their pockets with our hard-earned money every day. It took nearly thirty years for the signs I saw back then in the mid 90s finally to manifest and become overt, and yet here we are, and MOST PEOPLE STILL think this is just a phase. I specifically remember being ridiculed and mocked those 24 or so years ago, and then losing very good friends back in 2007 for trying to expose Obama’s communism and islamist evil. He did not go as far as I thought he would while he was president, but I guarantee you he is a major player in the BLM and Antifa insurrection going on right now.

I said already in previous posts that we are watching a revolution against our Republic unfold right before our eyes.  People are thinking and hoping this will just die down and go away. What most in the ‘lukewarm’ category of citizens do not realize is just how bereft of compassion and reason devout communists are, how willing they are to deceive and play clandestine games, feign for years to be friends, and then pull out the knife and betray. Communists have stated openly and proved through history that they have a right to kill any political opponent. The same is true of Islam.  This is why they share goals. Is it any wonder that George Floyd’s face ended up on flags in the Islamic nations? I hope my black friends here realize that they are being duped, if they think “BLM” is a compassionate outcry for the lives of black people against ‘systemic racism’. It is not. It is a Marxist attempt from several ‘spinoff’ organizations of the DNC and Soros funded efforts to tear down the Republic. All of it is classic Alinsky tactics from avowed communists masquerading as “Democrats” for the last thirty years.

The mandate of my life has been to “Show the House of G-d to Israel”, to show how the Body of Messiah is One, by declaring the Flesh and Bone Resurrection of the Jewish man, Yeshua the Messiah, the Son of G-d. My loyalty lies to His Kingdom first. But, since I live in, grew up in, volunteered and served in wartime in the US Navy, and have been blessed by the Constitution and the Bill of Rights to speak freely that Good News for most of my 54 years, I do have a sense of alarm that this country will be destroyed, possibly from within, by electing a democrat in November, and giving the house and senate back to those evil people, who will have no qualms about further enslaving ALL of the American people to the yoke of communism.

My concern over the BLM movement is that it will cause racism where it did not before exist. They are attempting to force white people to choose their whiteness over their patriotism. They are forcing black people to choose their blackness over patriotism. They are causing tension between white and black friends and family members, that right now is simply unspoken frustration, but could end up becoming an ultimatum of choosing one’s race over one’s citizenship.

I truly do not see ‘systemic’ racism in this country, until NOW. I KNOW that there were injustices done by a few police, and that many blacks have been wronged in their life simply because they are black. But the overwhelming DATA shows that MOST police officers do their jobs well. And are not racist. Do we not find it odd that the places from where people are crying out the most about systemic racism are cities that have black mayors, police chiefs, and civil leaders who have been in office for years? “Systemic” means ‘from the top down,’ ‘at every level of’ government. As I stated before, statistics do not lie. Black men are indeed killed FAR more often by black men. Unarmed white men are killed more often by police of all races than unarmed black men. The numbers do not lie.

I lost friends over posting that I was suspicious that George Floyd’s death, which is VERY UNJUST AND SAD, was rife with suspicion. People think me a ‘conspiracy theorist’ for simply noticing issues with the videos. I do NOT follow any websites nor any conspiracy theorists. Ask anyone who knows me at all; I simply do not have the time. But I have studied the various videos of George Floyd on my own. The woman that asked “How long are you going to hold him down” was absolutely just in her question. His death ANGERS me. But, I see too many holes in the public narrative, and have legitimate questions. NOT because I’m a racist and do not care, but because I know just how evil Marxists are, and the lengths they will go to in order to create division. I KNOW they are following Alinsksy’s playbook to the letter, and that most people are oblivious to the attempt to rid the world of the Republic of the United States. And I see discrepancies in the Floyd story: the man in the video looks far too different from the man they arrested. Why were we shown a personal photo that was called a mugshot, when Europe and Asia showed his actual mugshot on television, which is clearly a different man than in the video. If the man they arrested IS the guy in the video, why does he look JUST as tall as George Floyd in the video, who is well over six feet, when Chauvin’s height is reported as just 5’9? My Dad was 5’9, and I’m 6’2, and our height differential was very noticeable, even if we weren’t standing side by side, and I understand Floyd to be upwards of 6’6. Why is George’s head hirsute in one shot, and bald in the final shot? Why do his tattoos appear in one video, and not in the other? Why are we ignoring the fight Floyd put up in the other video shot from around the corner? Why did ARMED and VESTED COPS come and pick up his body , and not Medics? Where was the Medical Examiner? Why did they pick him up so quickly, without checking his pulse, and without the requisite investigation by an M.E.? Why did that transition happen so quickly, when most murder scenes are combed over for hours. Why are the timestamps so different on the various videos? Why am I considered a nut-case for asking these questions? Or racist? I WANT JUSTICE, and I don’t think we are getting it.  And I KNOW that BLM did not care ONE SECOND about his life, because they don’t care one iota about the BLACK LIVES lost in the riots, and BLACK BUSINESSES destroyed by the rioters. BLM is a COMMUNIST MOVEMENT in league with Antifa, Soros, and the DNC, bent on destroying this country through DIVISION of FRIENDS AND FAMILY. Don’t believe me? Watch for it.

I WISH we could have honest discussions about race. I don’t think some of my black friends are willing to hear how I have been the victim of racism, for being white, and for being Jewish. I have ancestors, white and Jewish, who were slaves, and who were murdered SIMPLY because of their race. Is it really only racism if a black person is the victim? Or is ALL racism bad? THAT is why white people echo back “ALL lives matter”; NOT because they are insensitive to the issues in the black community, but because all white people are being called racists by a whole group of black people, who are admitted marxists and revolutionaries, and most white people are simply NOT racist. Remember Harvey? How WHITE PEOPLE in Houston and from parts far away FLOODED into Houston’s black communities to RESCUE our black friends and neighbors? Police included?

I also lost friends over not drinking the Covid coolaid. I know very much that the disease is real. But, way back in Jan-Feb, I was asking questions about the Harvard Bio-chemists who just returned from Wuhan, and their connection to the lab from where the virus originated. These ‘scientists’, biochemists, were on the very generous payroll of China, above and beyond their already exorbitant Harvard salaries. Why? The MSM and Chinese COMMUNIST government TRIED to blame the virus on a bat, while I was saying it came out of the lab, and was deliberately designed and released in order to do EXACTLY what it did. I was asking why Bill Gates had a practice-run pandemic one week before the virus was released. People do not think these are legitimate questions? Still? I believe it was probably a joint effort by China and the previously mentioned groups. For the purpose of fulfilling their agenda. This does NOT negate the severity of the disease, nor does it mean I do not care. People who know me KNOW EXACTLY how much I care for covid victims. I’m just angry that such a big part of our population so quickly swallowed the garbage ‘science’ coming out about how to respond to this pandemic. We are now stigmatized and marginalized, our jobs threatened, simply because we ask LEGITIMATE questions about the ‘scientific why’ of wearing a mask. And I’m angry that so many were so quick to refuse to even think for a moment that the Chinese government and some American scientists would be dastardly enough to release such a thing on the public. Do you think Cuomo and four other Democrat governors did not know that American elderly [republican, likely] citizens [voters] would DIE when Covid positive patients were forced back into nursing homes, against federal guidelines, when they LIED about having done it? They knew, and they wanted them dead, for the SSI and to eliminate their votes. Evolution is partly to blame for this bizarre acceptance of the c19 narrative: they think life forms simply spring from nowhere. NO NEW LIFE FORM has EVER MANIFESTED since Creation. Yet they expect me to believe this ‘new’ disease was not manufactured, a manipulation of an existing virus, and that communists are not so evil they would attack us with a biologic. And I am mocked for even considering the possibility of it, and for asking the questions, and seeing the ‘coincidences’ that abound. It just recently came out that MANY American ‘scientists’ are on the chinese payroll in our universities. Hmmmm.

Humans in the lukewarm category are basically good, but have a tendency for ‘group-think’, even if it goes against their better judgment. I suppose that since I’ve always been side-lined in every peer group I’ve ever had, I don’t tend to follow the crowd; I don’t ‘go with the flow’, but I stand up against group think, before the ‘group’ realizes that their ‘think’ stinks. In Germany, so many otherwise good people went with the crowd on trying to exterminate the Jews. They had a ‘gut feeling’ about it, but they didn’t want to ‘rock the boat’ and not be ‘part of the group’ [think]. They didn’t want to be rejected by the group. ALL the tactics used there in the 30s and in Russia in the 1910s are on display before our eyes here now. I even saw a ‘christian’ just two days ago assert that Jews eat the children of christians at Passover in our Matzah. This is the same exact accusation that was used in Europe to incite the lukewarm christian population against Jews. And NO ONE is speaking out about it. I’m trying, but I have all of 200 people who MIGHT read this, and maybe 10 who will read it all the way through.

Because of our debased forms of entertainment, America is NUMB to atrocity: we have murdered 60,000,000+ babies in 50 years, and thought NOTHING of it. Evil democrats now want also to SLAUGHTER babies AFTER they are born, for the mother’s convenience. And we are not SHOCKED by it. We are not SHOCKED that men are marrying men, and women are marrying women. They demand us to and shame us to think it’s normal. We are not shocked that men claim to be women in men’s bodies, and vice versa. We are forced to say its ‘normal’.  It is NOT. We are not SHOCKED that pedophiles are becoming ‘normalized’ in our society. We are not SHOCKED that children fornicate, and adults commit adultery; in fact, we CELEBRATE it. We are instead SHOCKED that anyone would be shocked by any of these, and those who are shocked by these things are MOCKED and vilified, and censored. This is GODLESSNESS. It is the result of years of changing the public’s mindset on G-d.

Whom do I blame? Lukewarm Christians, Messianics, Jews. Pastors who simply earn a paycheck and do not DECLARE the truth. The ones who supposedly believe in a Righteous G-d, in MORAL ABSOLUTES, but have capitulated, have bent to the will of the PC police known as the democratic party. Republicans who equivocate over moral issues, and do not speak out against the ridiculous and obvious attacks on our constitution. I blame the ‘silent majority’, those who are lukewarm in their faith, for sitting silently by thinking it will all go away. We’ve allowed all the issues pointed out in my last blog to overtake us, by being silent. This is NOT what is meant when Yeshua said ‘we are like sheep led to the slaughter.’

The believing community needs to repent. To TURN BACK to His Ways. To stop committing as much adultery and fornication as the rest of the 30% of ‘unbelievers’ in this country. Stop supporting the vulgarity and perversion of Hollywood. And stop ‘normalizing’ all this deviant and communist behavior that we are so readily accommodating today.

My prayer is that Messiah would come back this fall: “”Surely I am coming soon.” Amein. Come, Adon Yeshua.”” But that if He does not, that enough people will finally wake up to the tactics of the dirty and disgusting left that have been undoing all the racial and economic progress we had made; they are dividing us by skin, class, religion, etc.  And more importantly, I pray that the lukewarm believers will confess and LIVE the faith they claim, and that ALL of us would be BETTER at showing AND declaring the Compassion of Yeshua the Messiah, the Son of G-d, who died for us, so that we would not sin against each other like we have been, especially these last few months. If we sin against each other, we sin against G-d, and we trample the blood of Yeshua underfoot. We make a mockery of His Gospel, and our confession is moot. Let us turn, and instead LOVE ONE ANOTHER, DECLARE THE DEATH, BURIAL, And RESURRECTION of Yeshua, and His forgiveness for us, and His call to ALL of us to come out of the harlot of vain religion and SERVE HIM in truth and compassion.

“For eternal righteousness will return justice, and all the upright in heart shall follow it. Who will rise up with me against the evil-doers? Who will stand up with me against the workers of iniquity?”

“The compassion of Adoneinu Yeshua HaMashi’akh be with you all, all you K’doshim. Amein.”

 

 

 

To the Press!

The blog has been silent for a spell.  This due only to the fact that so much is going on, and there are so many things that could be addressed.

We are so overburdened with information and opinion.  We seem not to be able to listen to one another with genuine love, actually to ‘hear’ what our friend or neighbor is saying.  And yes, I said ‘we’, a 1st person pronoun.

So, I went on ‘radio silence’ for a bit.

I am one who does think that the constitutional republic founded by a collection of men who were able, after having fought a revolution against the biggest world power, to come together for about a year to hammer out the details of our constitution and the resulting form of our government.  Immediately thereafter, about a year and a half, the bill of rights as we know it was finally ratified.

Were all of these men ‘christian’ men?  No.  But a great deal of them were.  But, our modern version of christianity differed from what they knew, and many of them had become part of the ‘age of reason’, and had very ‘unbiblical’ views of the faith.  But, most of them yet had a great deal of respect for individual and communal faith, and for the Creator, as seen in the preamble, and as seen in George Washington’s first act as president of the United States.

The attack on our constitutional republic is the overt war we are now in, whereas the attack on truth through subterfuge and deceit has been going on since our inception.  What I mean is this: spiritually, our country has been in a battle of morals since the beginning. It was believers in Messiah who first formed the Republican Party and started the abolitionist movement.  They rightly determined that slavery was an egregious sin, and that it was a scourge on our Republic.  And even though the south held far more slaves, and the vast majority of them at the time of the civil war, it was only a small handful of elites in the South, roughly 6 percent, which included Whites, Jews, AND Blacks, who owned slaves.  If we include the northern states, then only 1.4% of free people owned slaves.  This is NOT stated to diminish the horror of chattel slavery.  I am one that believes the scriptures, that one is NOT to enslave another human, nor to treat them as sub-human property.  And that is what chattel slavery is.  And the practice was committed by christians and Jews, and defended AND opposed by christian and Jewish leaders.  It took years of public conversation and an eventual war in order to purge the country of this atrocity.  And from 1860 to 1933 every president was a Republican.

What many people are not aware of, however, is that before the revolution, there was “The Great Awakening“, which many believe led to the revolution.  During that time, the Declaration of Independence was penned, which reads in part:  ‘the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them….. We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights … appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions … And for the support of this Declaration, with firm reliance on the Protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor’ …

And before the Civil War there was “The Second Great Awakening“, which many people believe led to the Civil War and the Emancipation Proclamation after the Civil War. During that time, when President William Henry Harrison died in office, the next President, President John Tyler, declared a National Day of Fasting, stating on April 13, 1841: “When a Christian people feel themselves to be overtaken by a great public calamity, it becomes them to humble themselves under the dispensation of Divine Providence.”

And before 1900, many believe there was a ‘Third Great Awakening”.  And during that time, the Supreme Court justice, James Brewer, writing the majority opinion on a major case brought before the highest court, wrote: “While the separation of church and state is often affirmed, there is nowhere a repudiation of Christianity as one of the institutions as well as benedictions of society. In short, there is no charter or constitution [among the several states] that is either infidel, agnostic, or anti-Christian. Wherever there is a declaration in favor of any religion it is of the Christian … I could show how largely our laws and customs are based upon the laws of Moses and the teachings of Christ; how constantly the Bible is appealed to as the guide of life and the authority in question of morals.”

Each of these were periods of a re-invigoration of FAITH among the American general public, and each period is rife with political statements about the veracity and necessity of FAITH in the Creator.  The general public came to conclude that the scriptures of holy writ common to both the Jewish and Christian faiths were foundational to the Constitution and the Republic it formed.  So widely held was this belief, that BHO had to say in 2014 that America is ‘no longer’ a Christian nation.  He may be right.

Why do I say that? Because the godless now people prevail in Congress. They use the idea of faith when it suits them.  They pervert the scriptures when they can bend them to match their godlessness. Instead of encouraging faith in our society, they oppose it. And they do so overtly, allowing renegades and belligerents to ‘assemble’ to destroy, loot, and murder, while demanding that assemblies of faith cease and desist. Instead of encouraging morality, they debase the public mind, so much so that now the Supreme Court redefines the word ‘sex’, so that anyone who imagines themselves to be something other than a man or a woman is justified in forcing all of society to participate in their fantasy.

America is doomed.  Because people of faith do not exist, not in the same manner they did before the revolution, or before the Civil War, or before the turn of the 20th century, or even as they did in the 1950’s.  People of faith today blend in so much with the rest of society.  We consume godless entertainment along with the godless. We tattoo our bodies in vanity, which are supposed to be His Temple.  We dress provocatively and not modestly, and many times even in a congregational setting.  We talk disrespectfully to one another and gossip about one another as much, if not more than the godless. We commit adultery and fornication as much as the godless do, and the divorce rate in the community of faith is just as high as that of the godless. And the religious leaders do not cry out against these things. They do not raise the standard.  We have lowered the bar on righteousness, far away from the standard of Moses and of Messiah.  At the same time, many of those that do say they have a walk of faith are so far on the other side of the pendulum, that they condemn anyone with whom they do not agree doctrinally, and they act as if they have no sin whatsoever, like they are above reproach, like there is no wrongdoing on their part.

And so what is the cause of all this acceptable debauchery? What is the root of the lack of an acceptable standard of morality?  Turning away from the common belief in The Creator and Supreme Judge of the World. And for the christian community, turning away from the righteous conduct He demands, to a ‘grace’ that is accepting of every sin, where “Go and sin no more” means nothing.

Is it a coincidence, then, that the theory of evolution emerged during that last Great Awakening? As the Civil War began in America, where a just people were trying to overthrow the notion that there was a sub-human species among us that deserved to be treated as such, and just then Darwin posits that we all emerged from the same source, we, apes, bananas, birds, all of us come from some magical cosmic event. Darwin’s ‘theory’ could in fact be used to justify slavery: “Survival of the fittest”.  By casting off the notion of a CREATOR and THE CREATION, and that ALL men are CREATED equally, we cast off moral constraint.  We are no longer answerable to our CREATOR, but in fact are self-determinative, and as such can make up our own individual morality. Out of this same “intellectual” climate comes Marxism, the “will to power”, and communist nations emerged that proceeded to slaughter all who disagreed with their new ‘moral code’.  This is when man began to slip into the decay of immorality, ‘relative morality’ versus absolute morality, by casting off Judeo-Christian, biblical ethics and the common belief in the CREATOR. So much so, that in less than 150 years we now have men marrying men, and women marrying women. We have the justification of pedophilia, the acceptance of every kind of evil in the congregations.  It is staggering to think that in a country that still supposedly is predominantly christian in population, we have so much consumption of pornography and drugs, so much alcoholism, adultery, divorce, et cetera.  American christians are following in the footsteps of our European forebears in casting off the Creator and His ways, and now we are reaping the benefits of it.

The 1960s were a turning point in moral decay.  The ‘sexual revolution’ and the ‘love the one you’re with’ mentality swept the country. The creation of the welfare system, and taking prayer out of schools, came on the heels of this relative moralism being taught in the universities. And this new crowd of ‘educated’ people began to take control of the public school system, to ensure not only that children did not pray, but that they not BELIEVE!  This was part of the overall plan to ensure that the public had the mind that there was NO CREATOR and no NEED of SALVATION from sin. And then the highest court in the land decides that killing babies is more important than teaching righteousness. Since the 1970’s, we’ve sat idly by and watched the MURDER of 60,000,000 + BABIES, and have not batted an eye.

And we wonder why now, today, the Democratic party, the party of slavery, is erupting in all our major cities under the guise of ‘black lives matter’ to destroy the rule of law. All of this boils down to a great, dichotomous battle: right versus wrong.  Truth versus lies. And the community of faith refuses to speak with the voice of Messiah.  The voice of SALVATION rooted in the compassion of a SAVIOR.  Instead, we bog ourselves down in the argument of who killed whom.  We bog ourselves down in the argument of who wronged whom.  We all conveniently forget that it was whites, blacks, and Jews all sacrificing everything, being willing to and dying together to create a new REPUBLIC; we forget that it was whites, blacks, and Jews all working together to throw off slavery; we forget that it was whites, blacks, and Jews all working together to throw off Jim Crow laws. Was it EVER the ‘majority’?  No.  It always started with a small group of the courageous, who believed in the CREATOR, who knew that biblical morality should WIN.

I have a very small circle of influence.  But I pray that anyone who reads this comes to understand that we are living in the last of the last days, and that it is critical NOW to STAND UP and DECLARE that SALVATION is more dire and necessary now than it ever has been.  Shimon Kefa stood up some 1,990 years ago and declared to the Jewish people, “Save yourselves from this sinful generation.” That generation was only a hypocritical, self-righteous generation that put its trust in its own ability to keep the laws of religious men in order to save themselves. Kefa told them to trust in the one that the CREATOR, in whom they ALL believed, and sent His Son, whom they, along with the nations, executed, to save them from their sin, and that G-d, the Creator, raised the man Yeshua from the dead, to deliver all mankind from SIN. Here we sit some 2,000+ years later, and that message is rarely declared.  We, people of faith, have capitulated to the godless.  We sit idly by and allow the sins of the godless to be among us. We allow them to make our laws. We allow them to pervert our history, to destroy it. We allow them to teach our children, run our universities, and commandeer the public conversation, such that we cannot declare sin to be sin!  We allow them to call us ‘intolerant’ of the people who are intolerant of us. We allow them to scare us into NOT declaring the death, burial, and resurrection of the Messiah for the sake of SALVATION from SIN.  And we have allowed religious leaders to redefine sin and grace, so that we can run amok with the godless.

There are those who think another ‘Great Awakening’ is coming.  I can only hope; but I don’t see it. I desperately pray for it, should Messiah tarry from His return for another generation. I work toward the end of affecting the awakening of as many people as I can, praying, fasting, writing these blog posts, teaching the scriptures, ‘declaring’ His truth on social media and to any in-person encounter I may have. One soul is enough. But not.  But there is so much confusion of truth and distortion of facts, and so much lethargy of thought, that it is sometimes exasperating, to do these things. But, I HOPE.  I DECLARE. And more importantly, I “press on toward the goal to receive the prize of victory of the highest calling of Elohim through Yeshua HaMashi’akh”.  Just like Sha’ul, I have not attained to it, but I press on.

We are in the last of the last days. I cannot say precisely when Yeshua will return, nor would I dare to set a date.  I have ideas, but I know beyond a shadow of a doubt it will be sooner than later. Two passages come to mind.  One of which I read to my children back in 2001, on 9/10 at about 8:00 pm. “1Know this, that in the Akharit HaYamim [last days] disastrous times will come.  2And men shall be lovers of themselves and lovers of money, proud, conceited, blasphemers, disobedient to their own people, ungrateful, wicked, 3false accusers, addicts to lust, brutal, haters of good things, 4traitors, hasty, boasters, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of Elohim; 5having a shade of the fear of Elohim [Our Creator G-d], but far from the power of Elohim; from such turn away.  6For of this sort are those who creep into houses and captivate women sunken in sin, led away with diverse lusts, 7ever striving to learn, and never able to come to the knowledge of HaEmet [The Truth].” And then, Yeshua’s thoughts on those times: “34But take heed to yourselves that your hearts may not become heavy by extravagance and drunkenness and the worries of this world, and that day come suddenly upon you.  35For like a downpour it will entrap all those who dwell on the face of all the earth.  36Therefore keep watch always, and pray that you may be worthy to escape all these things which are to happen, and that you may stand before Ben HaAdam.”  Those ‘things’ are the ‘tribulations’ of the time of Mashi’akh HaSheker, and if ever the world was ready for a false leader, a fake Messiah, it is today.  The character of Yeshua has been so distorted, that anyone with ‘charisma’ could rise up and claim to be the Messiah, and the world would consent.  Not me.

“Repent and be immersed, every one of you, in the Name of  יהוה  Yeshua, for the remission of sins…”

Remember and be his witness!

Last week, our ‘Haftarah’ portion, the scripture from the “Prophets” portion of the Tanakh [OT], was very ‘visual’ and ‘powerful’ for me.  So much so, that during the Shabbat service, I was overcome to do a demonstration of it, and to ruminate on ‘facets’ of it I had not even seen until that moment.  And, the “awe” of it has carried with me into this week, and it was the one thing on my mind at 3 a.m. this morning when I woke briefly and began to pray.

The portion follows chapter 1 of Zekhar-Yah [Zechariah].  In that chapter, ‘four’ riders on horses have roamed the earth and found all the nations at rest, while Yerushalayim [Jerusalem, “Established on Shalom / “He will see [to] Shalom”] is a shambles.  The Navi [prophet] had heard G-d Himself lamenting the sins of Israel, and then Zekhar-Yah was visited by the Malakh יהוה [Messenger/Angel of יהוה ] standing among the myrtles.  That Messenger is a temporary manifestation of The Word of G-d, יהוה , in the form of an angelic body, which looks like a man: “behold a man riding upon a red horse, and he stood among the myrtle trees ….” “the Malakh  יהוה  that stood among the myrtle trees…” [1:8,11] The prophecy He gives to the Navi is that the city, which was a waste, would be rebuilt, that Jerusalem and the House of G-d would be rebuilt, and the city of Yerushalayim will be yet ‘chosen’ by G-d.

This vision is immediately followed by another, and it is the foretelling of the destruction of the nations that had put His City in such a sad state [Bavel and other nations].  And then the Navi is told that G-d will again dwell in Jerusalem when His House is rebuilt.  And then, we get to chapter 3.  And, even though we have a chapter division, the vision is still the same vision.  The Kohen Gadol, Yehoshua [Joshua], who was the current “High Priest” of Israel at that time, appears before the very throne of G-d, with Zekhar-Yah behind, looking on; Yehoshua is standing in the middle.  The Malakh יהוה is standing on his left, on the right side of the throne of the creator G-d, and HaSatan is standing on the right hand of Yehoshua.  This Kohen Gadol is the religious figurehead of Israel.  The prophet had just been reminded of Israel’s sins, and why they were in such a state.  In this part of the vision, the Kohen, Yehoshua, is standing there in a very sad state: “clothed with filthy garments”… he’s the Kohen Gadol, but he’s not dressed that way.  The high priest of Israel is supposed to be dressed in ‘garments of splendor’, a beautiful blue robe, an ephod, a breastplate with 12 gemstones on it, a beautiful mitre with a golden crown upon it.  But, Yehoshua, whose name is the Hebrew long form of the Hebrew name Yeshua, our Messiah’s Hebrew name, is standing there in filthy clothing. HaSatan was standing there, accusing Yehoshua, the High Priest, the leader of Israel’s congregation of faith.  And the Malakh יהוה , who is the Word of G-d in an angelic manifestation, says, “Is not this man a brand plucked out of the fire?”  That is a defense!  That is a question that has an OBVIOUS ANSWER!  YES!  He is a man who HAS been plucked out of the fire!  And the divine messenger says, ”Take the filthy garments from off him.” And, “Behold, I cause your iniquity to pass from you, and I will clothe you with robes.”  This is NOT the practical priestly clothing that Yeshua [before He became a human being] is speaking of!  This is TZEDAKA!  This is RIGHTEOUSNESS.  This is the imagery of SALVATION, when Yeshua gives all who trust in Him their robe of righteousness!  Did you notice that Yehoshua did not speak on his own behalf?  But, one of the most beautiful things I saw even more clearly, or perhaps appreciated even more this time in the reading of it, was the outcry, which to me seemed almost jubilant: “Set a fair mitre upon his head!”  The Navi, the prophet Zekhar-Yah, a fellow human, anticipated the priestly garments! He wanted his friend clothed properly! Fully, as a kohen gadol.  The mitre holds the crown of pure, fine gold that reads, “קדש ליהוה” , “Consecrated to Yah” upon it! The ‘enthusiasm’ of the prophet to see the kohen restored to the service of G-d, DRESSED IN RIGHTEOUS APPAREL with his crown of authority and consecration on his head, leaped off the pages in my mind.  And the Navi did so without a judgmental spirit for Yehoshua, but in fact countermanding the judgment of HaSatan. Even though the prophet knew the guilt of Israel, and by that also of Yehoshua.  Yehoshua to Zekhar-Yah was a contemporary with the prophet, and perhaps even a friend, they likely knew each other. And instead of judging him, he LONGS for the kohen to be restored to his role of service in the House of G-d.  He so longed for it that he interjects his exuberance into the courtroom of the Almighty!  The Almighty is sitting on His throne, an advocate called “The Messenger of יהוה ” is defending the human, the high priest of Israel, and HaSatan, the adversary of those who trust in יהוה , is accusing him [notice that the sins are not named? Might that be because Yeshua, who would come in a mere 500+ years, which the Nevi’im longed to see, would die for ALL sin?], and suddenly, Zakhar-Yah blurts out, “Set a fair mitre upon his head!”

If ONLY we would think of our brethren that way!  If we are kohanim, [and we are], and are yet fallible [and we are, to a man], and err [and we all do], why do we not ‘root’ for our brethren, who may be disheveled, beaten down, ACCUSED by HaSatan, in the same way Zechariah did for Yehoshua?  With so much exuberance that the Almighty doesn’t even ‘scare’ us enough NOT to root for him?  Zekhar-Yah, did he understand the compassion of G-d so much, that he knew he could blurt out before the Creator in a courtroom?  I contemplated the meaning of this man’s name as I thought on these matters: Remember Yah [or Yah Remembers], A Son [who is the] Blessing of Yah, a Son is His Confessor/Witness [or His Eternal Son].  Zekhar-Yah’s own full, legal name says that the Son of G-d is ‘his witness’… Whose?  The one who CALLS ON  יהוה  …. !!!  “Zekhor” is the imperative of ‘remember by CALLING TO MIND’….  To whom was the Navi speaking when he blurted?  To the Messenger who said to clothe Yehoshua!

Of course, Yehoshua, the man in this image who is being clothed with priestly garments,  after having been accused by the adversary, for whom both the Messenger and the Prophet intercede, has always, in my mind, prefigured Yeshua, our Kohen Gadol.  However, Yeshua STOOD IN OUR PLACE and became FILTHY for EACH ONE OF US, so, in that sense, Zekhar-Yah is blurting out for the believer’s sake, for the ONE WHO REMEMBERS Yah!

I have tried to teach others that when we accuse our brother of sin, or even ‘suspect’ them of sin, and most especially when we run our mouths about our brother’s faults, true or not, that we are taking on the mantle of HaSatan, the adversary and accuser.  WE are putting ‘filthy garments’ on one who is PLUCKED OUT OF THE FIRE!  Would that we would take on the role of “his [our brother’s] witness”, “the blessing of Yah,” “calling out to Yah”, and not that of the adversary who accuses.  Would that we could ‘see’ that YESHUA HIMSELF is our defense, SALVATION! and that our brother DESERVES to have us cry out, “Put a fair mitre upon his head!”, because he trusts in the One who shed His blood for us. Would that we would do so in concert with Yeshua’s declaration: “SEE!!! I HAVE CAUSED YOUR INIQUITY TO PASS OVER YOU! AND I HAVE CLOTHED YOU WITH ROBES!!!!!” Anyone who has confessed and repented of their iniquity and sin CERTAINLY deserves Yeshua’s defense, and that of ‘his witness’, the brethren.  May we echo, “Crown him in the role of kohen, restore to him righteousness!”  Yeshua then encourages Yehoshua to obey, and if so, Yehoshua will have ‘free access’ to the throne room.  “Come boldly before the throne of His Compassion,” which is EXACTLY what the prophet did, FOR HIS BROTHER!!!  And for the one so accused, I know very well how difficult it is to believe that Yeshua would say to my accuser, “Is not this man a brand SNATCHED from the fire?”  In other words, “DID I NOT RESCUE THIS MAN?”  From what ‘fire’?  From the ‘fiery accusations’ of the adversary, who too often is able to use people, even who profess to believe in Yeshua, to ACCUSE the brethren.  They do not understand that the ‘accuser of the brethren’ should NOT be the brethren!  That is NOT Yeshua’s behavior, nor role, but is the role of HaSatan, the Evil One.  I am learning that I have hidden myself in Yeshua, who became FILTHY for MY sake!  Who has caused MY iniquity to pass from me.  Who clothes me in robes! AND, who, when TRUE brothers ask, also ‘sets a fair mitre’ upon my head.

I have learned that the compassion of the Creator, which is manifested in His Son Yeshua, goes FAR beyond the boundaries of the self-righteous, religious people who will not give that compassion to their brothers.  And that Yeshua speaks IN MY DEFENSE to my adversary.  And that, in His throne room, there ARE brethren who stand by, and when the accuser accuses [in heaven, which is echoed on earth in that realm], the TRUE brethren SPEAK UP, in exuberance, “SET A FAIR MITRE UPON HIS HEAD”, because THEY believe that the one who bears Yeshua’s name HAS ALREADY been plucked out of the fire!