Chag sameach Shavuot, everyone! Halleluyah! Nearly 4,000 years ago today YHWH gave His people TORAH, without which, we would have NO blueprint for moral, holy living.
As is our Sunday custom, we watched the CBS news program "Sunday Morning" on TV, and we were very disappointed to discover that this High Holy Day of Shavuot never even got one mention in today's show (or anywhere else in TV Land). But, that's "the world" for ya! They have no clue. YHWH's commanded Mo'edim (Appointed Times) mean absolutely NOTHING to the world - not even in any church, because they don't pay attention to "that Old Testament stuff!"
Anyway, "Sunday Morning" brought a segment about Ireland's "amazing and ground-breaking" decision to approve gay marriage by popular vote, with weirdly coiffed and painted types desperately trying to show the world they were NOT the sex they were assigned at birth, telling the Catholic church it's time modernize and change its collective thinking. And they had the full support and backing of Ireland's leaders - who were clearly bucking for votes.
Yeah, sure, why not? The Catholic Church has been caving in to demands for many years now. One of Ireland's most senior Catholic clerics even called for the Church to take a "reality check" following the country's overwhelming vote in favor of same-sex marriage...
Yes, by all means, take God OUT of the church altogether! He's clearly not been there, anyway, so go ahead and make those changes! God won't care, because HE IS NOT THERE! The Catholic church (along with most other churches of the nearly 40,000 different Christian "denominations" - and even many "Hebrew Roots/Messianic" congregations comprised of a bunch of pious people running around pretending to be holy - are based on MAN's ideas and opinions, not YHWH's commands!
Well, the bottom line is, Scripture tells us that these things would happen in the end times, and that YHWH's people would have to stand strong because "those who have patience to the end will have LIFE" (Matthew 24:13).
So, all we can really do is to make sure our own households are run according to Torah, and to be a light for whoever crosses our path. We can't force anyone to find their way to YHWH/Y'shua; all we can do is "sow seeds" and hope they land on fertile soil. The world is in total chaos right now, and it's only going to get worse - so hang onto your hats, everybody, and STAY STRONG IN THE WORD!
The following scriptures were borrowed from the Aramaic English New Testament:
John 4:23. But the hour is coming, and now is when the true worshippers will worship the Father in spirit and in truth, indeed. For the Father, He seeks worshippers as these. 24. For Elohim is Spirit, and those who worship, they must worship Him in spirit and in truth.
Colossians 3:15. And let the peace of the Mashiyach direct your hearts for to that you have been called, in one body; and be thankful to the Mashiyach. 16. And let his Word dwell in you richly in all wisdom. And teach and admonish yourselves by psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, and with grace in your hearts sing you to Elohim. 17. And whatever you do in word or act, do it in the name of our Master Y’shua the Mashiyach, and give thanksgiving through him to Elohim the Father.
Matthew 4:. 8. Again the accuser took him to (a) mountain that (was) very high and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory, 9. and said to him, “These all I will give to you if you will fall (and) worship me.” 10. Then Y’shua said to him Leave enemy, for it is written that you will worship Master YHWH your Elohim and Him alone you will serve.
We should be vigilant and rejoice at the same time because the Good News is started to reveal itself and the promise of Y'shua Melech Ha'Melechim that He is coming back is very near.ReplyDelete
Most people still didn't learned about what happened to Sodom and Gomorrah, they thought that the Old Testament story is just a "myth" but it's not too late, YHWH still giving all of us a chance to repent and go back to Him but in the end days a lot will be deceived even the elect.
Shalo B'shalama Sister Shali.
"The world is in total chaos right now, and it's only going to get worse - so hang onto your hats, everybody, and STAY STRONG IN THE WORD!"; I especially likeReplyDelete
"So, all we can really do is to make sure our own households are run according to Torah, and to be a light for whoever crosses our path." --this principle Moshe reminds (teach them to your children...D'varim 11:19-) in doing so the wave of the worlds influence will not drown out the mitzvot of YHWH.
2 Timothy 3:1-17 also paints a HD portrait of these current times; may Ruach haKodesh strengthen us to stand agains haSatan schemes.
"Most people still didn't learned about what happened to Sodom and Gomorrah..." as you have said, and even now many won't return, many won't hear and have callous hearts toward YHWH and the Nation Y'israel.
I was once goyim and by the Ruach haKodesh I found Messiah Y'shua and am grafted in; he is as recorded in Yesha'Yahu 6:1b "I saw Adonai sitting on a HIGH, LOFTY THRONE! The hem of his robe filled the temple. WOW! Our YHWH is El Elyon; I give thanks to Master YHWH for his mitzvots.
Thank you Shali, Liam for service; thank you for being obedient to YHWH. "The harvest is great and the workers are few, beseech therefore from the Master of the harvest to send out workers into his harvest. Go!" Luke 10:2-3
Thank you for GOing!
THANK YOU for your wise words, Brother Kof! You are truly among the few who understands "the big picture"....Delete
...beloved it is your shepherding and "pointing the finger" > back to the ancient path that I can see "the big picture"ReplyDelete
"Look! I am sending my messenger to clear the way before me; and the Lord whom you seek, will suddenly come to his temple. Yes the messenger of the covenant, in whom you take such delight--
look! Here comes," says Adonai Tzva'ot.
But who can endure the day when he comes?
Who can stand when he appears?
For he will be like a refiner's fire,
like the soapmaker's lye." Mal'akhi 3:1-2
May Master YHWH continue anoint and appoint your words; "Proclaiming the word and persist (in it) with diligence, in time and out of time; admonish an rebuke with all patience and instructiveness." Finally, may YHWH's excellency rest upon you according to Yesha'Yahu 11:2; granting you favor with YHWH and man BEYOND human understanding.
Shalom I love you!
Awww, Kof - THANK YOU! We love you, too! May YHWH richly bless you for your endless willingness to speak His Truth boldly. You are an AWESOME brother. We praise YHWH for sending you into our lives!Delete