Sunday, November 22, 2020

A well-known congregation leader says Biden would win because God is worried about the “Church’s idolizing of President Trump.”

I was totally floored and rendered quite speechless after reading a recent article by one of the leaders of Tiferet Yeshua in Tel Aviv.

In this article, the author insists God told him that Biden would win the election, and that it was “because of the Church’s idolizing of President Trump. (Not everyone in the body, but enough that God was upset.)”

He went on say:

“I sensed him saying that this was not His perfect will, that he had intended him to serve four more years, but Christian leaders had become more like Trump, than Trump like Jesus. And many believers over the past four years have imitated his brash, mean-spirited behavior on social media.”

My questions are as follows:

In the history of “the Christian church” and in the history of America’s leadership, can you name ANYONE who “became like Jesus?” or that God would become afraid that some pagan leader was going to basically, “steal His Thunder?” I certainly can’t.

YHWH gave us His Word, His Torah and His Messiah, and you either accept that “whole package,” or you don’t.

WHO, in the history of the Christian church, has actually preached the need for the “whole package” of YHWH/Yeshua/Torah? Nobody! They have done their level best to keep Torah OUT of the church, citing untruths such as, “The Law was only for the Jews!”  (That is NOT what God said! See Exodus 12:49, Numbers 15:13-16, Isaiah 56:6, Galatians 3:28 and Romans 10:12-13.)

WHEN has “the church” ever followed YHWH’s Divine Instructions (Torah)? They’ve refused to even keep the commanded Seventh Day Sabbath holy - the SIGN between YHWH and His people! (Genesis 2:1; Exodus 31:16-17; Ezekiel 20:11-12)  They idolize unclean meats, and condone and endlessly forgive DELIBERATE sin.

“The church” has not only changed the Name of YHWH’s Divine Messiah (Yeshua, which contains the Name of YHWH within, and has an actual meaning – “YHWH is Salvation!”); but also the dates of his birth, death and resurrection.

They totally ignore His Seven COMMANDED High Holy Days, and have come up with their own man-made versions - “Christmas” and “Easter” – both of which are steeped in paganism and traditions!

I never personally cared for Trump, but he HAS done more to try to rebuild America than any of the Democratic "leadership" we've seen in decades! Trump is FOR Israel and even moved the American Embassy there. What did Carter, Clinton and Obama do for Israel OR for America's economy? (Clinton was largely responsible for the 2008 market crash!) Are Joe BIDEN and his socialist sidekick, Kamala Harris, going to be friends of Israel?

So, this author insisted that Biden would win the election because God was worried about the “Church’s idolizing of President Trump.”  My question is: WHY?  Have the world’s churches been SO holy and obedient over the last 2,000 years that they were in danger of Trump leading them astray because church leaders were becoming like Trump? 

What a LUDICROUS statement!  The church, as a whole, has been steeped in idolatry since the very beginning when people like Constantine forbade “anything Jewish” in congregations!

America kicked God out of schools and public places in the Sixties and has become a virtual pit of ongoing sin on every level. America’s liberal leadership has even legalized homosexual marriage AND the KILLING of fully-formed fetuses, ready to be BORN! WHERE was the collective voice of “the church” then?

Truth be told, "the church" wouldn’t recognize the actual Jewish MESSIAH, if he walked through their doors today!

“The church” has turned “Jesus” into a Torah-less being who came to abolish everything his Father ever commanded, and bring the kind of “grace and mercy” that suggests humanity can do whatever it wishes, “because God is love and He always forgives us, no matter what, as long as we repent!”

Well, that is NOT what the Bible says – and America has certainly NOT repented!  (If it had, we wouldn’t be undergoing these terrible tribulations we’ve been experiencing lately, in a world that’s been turned upside-down….)

No, that is NOT what we read in Torah, nor Tanach, nor the last fifth of the Bible called the “New Testament” from which "the church" gets its watered-down ideas about who Jesus was and what he actually taught; not to mention, “the church” bases MOST of their theology on what they THINK Paul wrote (which is the dangerously erroneous idea that “Torah was abolished at the cross”).

At the end of his article, the author gives himself a way out, just in case God DIDN’T tell him these things. He wrote: “P.S. If for some reason, Trump prevails in the courts, I will be the first to repent for saying the Lord told me Biden would win. But I would still be convinced that the overall message I’m sharing here with you is true. God bless America.”

People, if YHWH actually tells you something, you KNOW it beyond a shadow of a doubt! You won’t have any need to caveat your comments with, “Well, just in case I’m wrong, I’ll be the first to repent.” When YHWH spoke to the prophets of old, NONE of them ever repented.  They had no need to because every word from their mouths came straight from Him!

What really saddens me about this person’s article is that he is in the position to influence hundreds of thousands of people with this “God told me” article – and judging from the myriad comments on the article and on social media, they are gobbling it up like honey and passing around this “amazing insight” on the social media circuit….

Friday, November 20, 2020

So, myriads are waiting in food lines because they have no money, but yet they’re busy buying plane tickets and Christmas presents online?

This morning's news showed us endless streams of cars of people waiting in food lines because they have no money to buy food. We were told people are desperate for many reasons, including loss of jobs, loss of businesses, and their unemployment compensation is coming to an end, etc.

Next, we saw a segment featuring professionals urging people not to travel on Thanksgiving due to the COVID pandemic which has literally exploded over the last month or so.  One person even said, “If you gather this year for Thanksgiving, people may be gathering for your funeral in January.”

In the very next segment, we learned that most people this year were opting to buy their Christmas presents online…

Okay, so here are some pointed questions:

If people are desperate enough to wait for hours in food lines because they're short on money, from WHERE are they getting the money to buy Christmas presents and/or the gas money or plane tickets for travel across the US to spend Thanksgiving with relatives? 

If the answer is "credit cards," then why aren’t they using their credit cards to ONLY buy FOOD and necessities, and deciding to forego the Christmas presents this year? 

After all, isn’t “Christmas” (which today is nothing more than a commercial holiday designed to get you to buy, buy, buy) supposed to be all about honoring the birth of Messiah?  The "three wise men" didn’t exchange presents with each other; they brought gifts for the baby!  Christmas should never have been "all about presents," in the first place.  Unfortunately, that's what it's been made into - but that's a whole 'nuther subject....
  
Why are so many (approximately 50 million, we’re told) insisting on traveling for Thanksgiving during a raging pandemic? Wouldn’t it make sense to just this ONE time, tighten our belts at every level and work together to END this terrible thing that is holding us captive?  COVID could have been long gone already if EVERYONE had fully cooperated….

A word about Pastor Karl Lentz’s fall from grace….

And another one falls from grace…

Another pastor has “bitten the dust” by committing adultery – and it’s all because he clearly doesn’t bother to follow ADONAI’s Torah rules and consequently allowed himself to commit “deliberate sin.” (Committing adultery is not “an accident”….)

Karl Lentz, who baptized Justin Bieber, was a popular lead pastor of Hillsong Church NYC until November 4, 2020, when he was fired for committing adultery – and his mistress is now “spilling the beans” to the press (and, of course, making it look as though it was all his idea and his fault….).

Well, Lentz has said he’s sorry (of course, he’s sorry … he got caught!). But “sorry” doesn’t help on Judgment Day because the Bible tells us there is no “sin sacrifice” for deliberate sin.

You see, Yeshua’s death doesn’t cover purposeful sins AFTER you have accepted his divine blood to “wash you clean!” Yeshua’s death removed PAST sins – those committed BEFORE we received the Ruach (Holy Spirit). (See Genesis 2:21-24; Numbers 15:30; Hebrews 6:4-8 and 10:26.)

I’m pretty sure there will be those who accuse me of “judging” and suggest “we pray for Pastor Lentz.” To that I say, yes, we can certainly pray for him all we want, but that won’t remove his guilt nor change anything because he has not only committed a sin against God by desecrating his own body which is a temple where the Ruach resides; but also against his wife and the woman with whom he committed adultery….

Before Yeshua came onto the scene to shed his blood on our behalf, anyone caught in adultery (both parties) immediately received the death penalty by stoning (Leviticus 20:10-15).

The severity of the act of adultery has never changed, and therefore, Pastor Lentz no longer qualifies to be a “man of God” for he has ruined the “spotless reputation” required of a congregation leader (Matthew 20:25-28; Titus 1:5-9, 1 Tim. 3:1-7, 1 Peter 5:1-4).

Exodus 18: 21 "But you should choose from among all the people, competent men who are God-fearing, honest, and incorruptible, to be their leaders..."

Lentz – like all the other adulterous pastors who preceded him – will end up begging for forgiveness; and “good” Christian people will (as usual) insist “he just made an honest mistake”; and they’ll go around quoting that “God is loving, merciful and forgiving” etc., and therefore, we must forgive this “little transgression.”

The thing is, if they had ever read the Bible from cover to cover, and understood God’s original, divine instructions in those first five Books called “Torah” wherein the Ten Commandments reside (Exodus 20), they would have realized that there are some DIRE consequences for deliberate sins AFTER having received the Ruach….

The Seventh Commandment says, “You shall not commit adultery” (Exodus 20:14).

That was NOT a “suggestion!”

We humans are commanded to be “wholehearted.” Anything less will not work on Judgment Day.

Numbers 15: 30 "'But an individual who does something wrong intentionally, whether a citizen or a foreigner, is blaspheming ADONAI. That person will be cut off from his people. (CJB)

Hebrews 6: 4. But they who have once descended to immersion and have tasted the gift from heaven and have received the Ruach haKodesh 5. and have tasted the good Word of Elohim and the power of the world to come, 6. cannot again sin and a second time be renewed to repentance; or a second time execute him on a stake and insult the Son of Elohim.

7. For the earth that drinks the rain which comes often upon it and produces the herb that is of use to those for whom it is cultivated, receives a blessing from Elohim. 8. But if it should put forth thorns and briers, it would be discarded and be approaching closely to a curse, and its end would be a conflagration. (AENT)

Hebrews 10: 26 For if we deliberately continue to sin after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, 27 but only the terrifying prospect of Judgment, or raging fire that will consume the enemies. (CJB)

The above Scripture is not referring to those unclean bondages that dwell in our flesh but to the conscious choices believers make. It refers not to our unintentional sins but to those we pursue knowingly and willingly.

2 Peter 2: 19 They promise them freedom, but they themselves are slaves of corruption; for a person is slave to whatever has defeated him. 20 Indeed, if they have once escaped the pollutions of the world through knowing our Lord and Deliverer, Yeshua the Messiah, and then have again become entangled and defeated by them, their latter condition has become worse than their former.

21 It would have been better for them not to have known the Way of righteousness than, fully knowing, to turn from the holy command delivered to them. (CJB)

Proverbs 1:7 The fear of Adonai is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and discipline. (CJB)

Thursday, November 19, 2020

On “going back to Eden”….

READER COMMENT:

There is some talk about ‘going back to Eden’ and no longer eating any living creatures.  What does that mean?

OUR RESPONSE:

It seem this idea is developed from Revelation 22, verses 1 and 2. People see the phrase "the river of the water of life...flowing" and "Between the main street and the river was the Tree of Life producing twelve kinds of fruit" and you have the theory that the description sounds like the Garden of Eden.

As to not eating any living creatures, it is not clear we will eat at all. Revelation 7:16 seems to imply that eating and drinking are not necessary for sustenance. Yet Revelation 22:2 mentions the tree of life with 12 kinds of fruit (though it is not clear if that refers to edible fruit).

Matthew 8:11 seems to imply that the faithful will be "at the feast in the Kingdom of Heaven with Avraham, Yitz'chak and Ya`akov", which also implies eating. But as for eating animals, Revelation 22:3 says there will be no more curses. One could argue that animals were cursed when humans gained the approval to eat meat, so one could argue that if there are animals in the end, then they will not need to die to provide meat.

We can’t really spend much time trying to assess the things for which there’s no real answer, because Scripture isn’t clear.  But it is an interesting topic for speculation.

A message to impart to those who have rejected Messiah Yeshua

John 5:39 You keep examining the Tanakh because you think that in it you have eternal life. Those very Scriptures bear witness to me, 40 but you won’t come to me in order to have life!

41 “I don’t collect praise from men, 42 but I do know you people — I know that you have no love for God in you! 43 I have come in my Father’s name, and you don’t accept me; if someone else comes in his own name, him you will accept. 44 How can you trust? You’re busy collecting praise from each other, instead of seeking praise from God only.

45 “But don’t think that it is I who will be your accuser before the Father. Do you know who will accuse you? Moshe, the very one you have counted on! 46 For if you really believed Moshe, you would believe me; because it was about me that he wrote. 47 But if you don’t believe what he wrote, how are you going to believe what I say?” (CJB)

Notice in the above passage that Yeshua came in his Father’s Name; yet, mankind struggles to distinguish the Name of YHWH, versus the name of man. This includes those who practice Judaism or Christianity who know full well that YHWH (or “Yahweh”) is the Name of the Creator of the Universe.

Unfortunately, most prefer to follow religious traditions about His Name. Rabbinical authorities, for instance, have long established a ban on verbalizing the Name of YHWH, for fear of misusing it. Instead, they invented the title of “HaShem” (which means, “The Name”) to use in place of ‘YHWH”. And Christians like to use “the LORD”.

In such cases, religious traditions come in “their own name” – and by usurping authority over Scripture, “religion” sends followers out “in the name” of their respective religion….

As you can surely see, a “name” carries authority, or “branding” just as universities award degrees in their “name”. Honor and recognition by the faculty extends the use of the “name” to its “disciples.”

Do people really have a Constitutional “right” to expose themselves to a deadly virus, and then spread it?

Well, a quarter million Americans have died from COVID-19, thanks to the lack of cooperation of many. Even so, many are STILL protesting against any restrictions, and are boldly posting memes featuring a copy of the Constitution designed to remind us of our “rights.”

My question is: WHERE in the Constitution does it tell us we have a “right” to purposely and carelessly risk exposing ourselves to a deadly virus and then spread it?

It's a proven FACT that careless behavior by people participating in large gatherings has been a (if not THE) major reason for the steep increase in cases!

How many huge weddings, football games, birthday parties and other large “super-spreader” events will it take before people decide to cooperate by wearing masks and doing some social distancing?

It seems, because they can't SEE this virus, they apparently see no reason to change their lifestyles. (Remember - you can't SEE the wind, either, but you can certainly see the devastating damage it can do...)

I shudder to think what will happen after the Thanksgiving and Christmas gatherings, as myriads are already protesting the pleas to stay home and forego the gatherings this year to keep this deadly virus from getting completely out of control…. (I mean, would it really kill you to do your part by staying at home this year?)

How many millions of deaths will it take for people to wake up to the reality of COVID, and start cooperating by using some common sense preventive methods? Are a quarter million not enough?

Now since the virus has gained major ground, there's no stopping it in time to save the millions who will surely become infected before any vaccine is distributed....

(And speaking of vaccines - I haven't seen any vocal "anti-vaxxers" saying a word about the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines about to hit the market, LOL!)

It's truly sad that Americans feel the Constitution includes the “RIGHT” to do whatever they wish – even if it means that their uncooperative and rebellious behavior may cause the deaths of millions ... including those innocents who have been DOING their part all along.

Moshe (Moses) wrote:

Deuteronomy 31:28 Assemble for me all the leaders of your tribes and your officials, so that I can say these things in their hearing, calling heaven and earth to witness against them — 29 because I know that after my death you will become very corrupt and turn aside from the way that I have ordered you, and that disaster will come upon you in the acharit-hayamim, because you will do what Adonai sees as evil and provoke him by your deeds.”

Isaiah wrote:

Isaiah 1:4  "Oh, sinful nation, a people weighed down by iniquity, descendants of evildoers, immoral children! They have abandoned Adonai, spurned the Holy One of Isra'el, turned their backs on him! 5  "Where should I strike you next, as you persist in rebelling? The whole head is sick, the whole heart diseased.  6  From the sole of the foot to the head there is nothing healthy, only wounds, bruises and festering sores that haven't been dressed or bandaged or softened up with oil.  7  "Your land is desolate, your cities are burned to the ground; foreigners devour your land in your presence; it's as desolate as if overwhelmed by floods.  (ISV)

Timothy wrote:

2 Timothy 3:3 Moreover, understand this: in the acharit-hayamim (latter days) will come trying times. 2 People will be self-loving, money-loving, proud, arrogant, insulting, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy, 3 heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, uncontrolled, brutal, hateful of good, 4 traitorous, headstrong, swollen with conceit, loving pleasure rather than God, 5 as they retain the outer form of religion but deny its power. (CJB)

Monday, November 16, 2020

A question for all the liberals who voted for Biden/Harris

If you want to see what the US will look like in 4 to 8 years, check out what has been happening in liberal Seattle for some years now!

There has been a huge increase in people selling their homes and leaving the Seattle area lately, because Seattle has become a totally lawless society where (to mention just a couple issues) criminal codes seem to be fading and misdemeanor crimes are dismissed; and the law enforcement's "hands are tied" when it comes to removing the ever-growing homeless colonies where drugs, criminal activity, public fornication, defecation and urination are the norm....

When a body of government taxes its decent, hard-working citizens to death for the purpose of catering to the criminal element with all its endless needs and demands for "more" and where everyone does “whatever they see as right in their own eyes” (Judges 21:25), there certainly comes a point where decent people leave for "greener pastures"; thus ultimately causing the government supported, government-sponsored programs, to run out of money….

In the end, all that's left is the criminal element and all the chaos, destruction, devastation and evil it breeds.

As amply evidenced by the collapse of every socialistic government in the history of the world - when the money runs out, the economy completely collapses, and everyone loses.

Proverbs 11:14 Where there is no guidance, a people falls, but in an abundance of counselors there is safety. (ESV)

Proverbs 16:4 ADONAI made everything for its purpose, even the wicked for the day of disaster. 6 ADONAI detests all those with proud hearts; be assured that they will not go unpunished. (CJB)

Psalm 1:1-6 How blessed are those who reject the advice of the wicked, don’t stand on the way of sinners or sit where scoffers sit! 2 Their delight is in ADONAI’s Torah; on his Torah they meditate day and night. 3 They are like trees planted by streams — they bear their fruit in season, their leaves never wither, everything they do succeeds. 

4 Not so the wicked, who are like chaff driven by the wind. 5 For this reason the wicked won’t stand up to the judgment, nor will sinners at the gathering of the righteous. 6 For ADONAI watches over the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked is doomed. (CJB)

(See also Isaiah 34 to see what happens to a people who reject YHWH's Divine Instructions for holy, righteous living!)