Sunday, January 30, 2022

Some thoughts on the condition of our world….

Judging by the myriad  earth-shattering natural and economic disasters around the world, we are not only in the "end times" as outlined in the Books of Daniel and Revelation, but we're in the proverbial "Twelfth Hour." We are not only encountering plenty of "wars and rumors of wars" (i.e., terrorism and threats) but are personally witnessing the escalation of the war between Isaac (God's Chosen) and Ishmael (the forefather of the Arab population) which has forced "the world" to take sides. And most of the world seems to be siding with the Arabs who, as we can see in the news, are forever blaming Israel for one thing or another..

Daniel 9: 26 Then, after the sixty-two weeks, Mashiach will be cut off and have nothing. The people of a prince yet to come will destroy the city and the sanctuary, but his end will come with a flood, and desolations are decreed until the war is over. 27 He will make a strong covenant with leaders for one week [of years]. For half of the week he will put a stop to the sacrifice and the grain offering. On the wing of detestable things the desolator will come and continue until the already decreed destruction is poured out on the desolator."

MY OPINIONS ON THIS ISSUE: "He will make a strong covenant with leaders for one week [of years]." This 7-year covenant/peace treaty will be made with Israel, as we are told the whole world will go up against her (Zechariah 12:3, and all of Chapter 14);. It starts on the day the "prince yet to come" (referring to some well-known, well-loved world leader at the time) will make a seven-year covenant/peace treaty with Israel (Daniel 9:26-27). (From that day on, we will be able to count exactly SEVEN YEARS until Yeshua's return, because Abba will allow the "antichrist" to do his thing....)

We will get to see the "end times scenario" beginning to unfold at lightening speed, with the horrendous events that lead to Armageddon, starting at the halfway mark (after 3 ½ years) when the "prince" begins to "back-pedal" on his promises to allow the Jews to worship according to Torah. Believers in YHWH/Yeshua will be here through those events because, as Scripture reveals, Yeshua does NOT return until the end of those seven years, as these events HAVE to unfold, first.

By the way, while Scripture DOES talk about that "man of perdition" or "prince yet to come" (Daniel 9:26-27), the "Antichrist" is not necessarily just one man, but a system or body of men animated by one spirit. There have been many "antichrists" (anyone who is against Messiah Yeshua) in the world over the last two millennia, and so that dubious honor cannot go to just one man.

Although the word "rapture" can be found nowhere in Scripture, we are told there will be a "catching up" of believers only upon Yeshua's Second Coming (1 Corinthians 6:14; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-17); not the unbelievers who will only be called up before God on Judgment Day at the END of the Millenium. This "catching up" will be when Yeshua returns to Earth; not before. It will occur at the end of that seven year period which will begin when the "Antichrist" makes a seven year peace treaty with Israel. The day we hear of someone making a seven year peace treaty with Israel, we'll be able to count exactly seven years until Yeshua's return!

1 Thessalonians 4: 13. And I wish you to know, my Brothers, that you should not mourn over them who have fallen asleep, like other people who have no hope. 14 For if we believe that Y’shua died and rose again, even so them who sleep, will Elohim, by Y’shua, bring with him. 15. And this we say to you by the word of our Master (Y’shua), that we who may survive and be alive at the coming of our Master (Y’shua), will not precede them who have slept.

16. Because our Master (Y’shua) will himself descend from heaven with the mandate and with the voice of the chief Messenger and with the Qarna of Elohim; and the dead who are in the Mashiyach will first arise; 17. and then we who survive and are alive will be caught up together with them to the clouds to meet our Master (Y’shua) in the air; and so will we be ever with our Master. 18. And so, comfort you one another with these words. (AENT)


Micah 4:1 But in the acharit-hayamim it will come about that the mountain of ADONAI's house will be established as the most important mountain. It will be regarded more highly than the other hills, and peoples will stream there. 2 Many Gentiles will go and say, "Come, let's go up to the mountain of ADONAI, to the house of the God of Ya'akov! He will teach us about his ways, and we will walk in his paths." For out of Tziyon will go forth Torah, the word of ADONAI from Yerushalayim.

3 He will judge between many peoples and arbitrate for many nations far away. Then they will hammer their swords into plow-blades and their spears into pruning-knives; nations will not raise swords at each other, and they will no longer learn war. 4 Instead, each person will sit under his vine and fig tree, with no one to upset him, for the mouth of ADONAI-Tzva'ot has spoken. 5 For all the peoples will walk, each in the name of its god; but we will walk in the name of ADONAI our God forever and ever. (CJB)

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

“We are Legion”: The Seduction of America’s Soul

(The following article was written by Kenneth Berg, Berg Productions, Dallas, Texas.)

The Apostle Mark records a striking account in the ministry of Yeshua/Jesus wherein the Master confronts a man possessed by a multitude of demons.  The pitiful man had been living in tombs adjacent to the waters of Galilee, crying and cutting himself, even breaking the chains that had bound his hands and feet.  No one was strong enough to subdue him.

“Each night and every day among the tombs and in the mountains, he would cry out and cut himself with stones. Jesus asked him, ‘What is your name, you unclean spirit?’  And he said, ‘My name is Legion, for we are many.’”

Mark 5:5-9

While a confrontation with “spirits” in our day is often romanced by Hollywood, there remains a very real and ever present danger lurking about the earth, sometimes openly, but more often stealthily.  New voices are immerging. Dark, cavernous voices that seek to subdue America and govern those who are willing to turn their backs on God and bow before a manipulated parade of events and images.

Sometimes they whisper, masquerading as angels of light, but more often they bark and growl, demanding we stand at attention and salute.  Listen to the following voices of a contemporary underworld. They have allegiance to no one but themselves and yet speak as one voice, controlled by a force beyond themselves. They are persuasive. And they are many.

“Children must be offered options regarding their gender.”

“The ideologies of our founding fathers do not necessarily align with today’s culture. Changes must be made to maintain relevance. Public statues of those who no longer represent our evolving culture must be removed.”

“Reparations are long overdue. Payback is due to those who’ve so long gone without, by those who, for so long, have had all they need. ‘Thefts’ are justified and often necessary to rectify the inequities.” 

“Noncitizens have every right to vote. They will be part of a new, more diverse nation, far surpassing the existing one that is so racially divided.”

“There is only one voice that speaks truthfully regarding your health and welfare.  We are that voice, and you will acknowledge.”

“Individual thought has ethical and moral consequences. Group think is universal.”

“Democracy is broken.  Transformation restores.” 


A Legion was a unit of thousands in an ancient Roman army.  As it relates to the account told in the Gospel of Mark, it suggests the possessed man was overcome by an army of demons that had a specific battle plan.  Conquer and destroy.

And so, too, the body of our nation writhes in anguish.  Like that pitiful man, America is being mutilated by spirits that seek to conquer and destroy our Godly heritage.

“Prayer will not be permitted in public schools. All existing Ten Commandment monuments will be removed from public places. Furthermore, the discussion of those who hold exclusively to Judeo-Christian thought will no longer be tolerated.”

“Abortion is every woman’s right.  Restrictions harm our nation’s economic recovery by reducing women’s contribution in the workplace.”

“Alliance with some of our foreign allies should be reassessed. We will cease our defense of any nation that does not align with the new world order.”

“Israel is an apartheid state; therefore our military aid to that state should be terminated.”

“Transgender athletes have the right to compete in all domestic and international sporting events, regardless of their gender at birth.  We are the world.”

“Some paint us as “Marxists” or “Fascists,” some as “Socialists.” They do so with a biased brush that has lost touch with a nation that desperately needs change.”

“The Supreme Court falters all too often. We are Supreme.”

“WE ARE LEGION… and we are strong.”

In his recent decision to leave CNBC, as a highly respected anchorman, Brian Williams succinctly laid it on the line. “The darkness on the edge of town has spread to the main roads and highways and neighborhoods. It’s now in the local bar and the bowling alley, at the school board and the grocery store.  And it must be acknowledged and answered for. The mob has decided to burn it all down (our heritage) with us inside.  That should scare you to no end.”

The voices are no longer subtle.  Knocking on any door that will give an ear, they pound unceasingly.  When necessary, they demolish and burn, demanding entry.  The heart of a nation which once embraced the voice of truth now welcomes a serpent’s lying tongue that coyly offers promises to the perplexed and bewildered.

“A fractured economic systems calls for a revised international monetary institution. Government-backed digital currencies are forthcoming, as is programmable money.”

“Law and order is subjective.  What’s right for one may not be right for another. One’s ‘rights’ are rarely supported by a defunct legal system. Defund the police.”

“The Bible needs revision.  It’s overwhelmed by male metaphors.”

“The Holocaust never happened. It’s a lie, driven by an effort to draw sympathy towards a single group of society.”

“Cancel all programs, statements, or persons not in alignment with the new world order.”

“We’ve longed for a period of awakening. It’s here. This is our time. Stop tormenting us with unsubstantiated claims of ‘truth.’” 

“Do NOT trust those who question any of these. Trust us.  We know best.”

“WE ARE LEGION… for we are many.” 

The Lord’s encounter with demonic spirits seems strangely familiar. Much like the demoniac, America stands with its back against the water’s edge, chained, cutting itself, bleeding, defiantly opposing every Godly principal upon which our nation was founded.

The spirits are ageless. Evolving with each passing generation, they snarl vociferously, never growing weary in their pursuit.

Despite this growing cancer, there is hope for Christian believers. Those of us who are saved by God’s grace, and walk uprightly before the Lord, can find understanding in all of this. The Holy Word provides clear direction.

“Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.” 1 John 4:1

At the same time the Lord has warned us to be as shrewd as snakes and innocent as doves. 

“The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons.” I Timothy 4:1

Beloved, even if our nation fails, the Word of the Lord will stand forever.

“Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.” Ephesians 6:11-12

So, what hope do we really have as a nation?  Sadly, without a divine encounter, not much. 

If it’s all part of the Lord’s timeline for last days’ events, then prepare we should for His soon coming.  If, however, the Lord tarries we can look to the scripture for hints of hope on behalf of a faltering nation.  God told Solomon that if His People, Israel, would turn from their wickedness, He would restore their land.  Although we are not the specific People spoken of by the Lord to Solomon, we can still learn from the principals the He has set for a nation’s healing.

“If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” 2 Chronicles 7:14

It all starts with “If.”  If we humble ourselves.  If we pray.  If we seek His face.  If we turn from our wicked ways.  America may very well fall upon much harder times before we, as a nation, are brought to our knees and collectively humble ourselves and ask forgiveness.  I don’t claim to have the voice of a prophet but if we think things will change on their own, we need to awaken to the moral decay that besets us.  Sadly, America is crumbling before our eyes.  It’s all too real.

“Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground… Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace.

In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.” Ephesians 6:13-16

As fellow Christians, we can be united with our own strong voice, fortified in this battle for the soul of America. 

“In all these things we are more than conquerors

through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8:37-39

We can rejoice, along with the Apostle John, and know that one day the devil and all his demons will receive their just reward. 

“And the devil, who deceived them, was thrown into the lake of burning sulfur, where the beast and the false prophet had been thrown. They will be tormented day and night for ever and ever.” Revelation 20:10

Even so, Heavenly Father, You have girded us with strength for the battle.  Though a host encamp against us, our hearts will not fear. May we be worthy of the task.

This we pray in the Name of Your Son, Yeshua/Jesus, the Name that is above all Names, and the One Who stands far above all earthly principalities.  Amen.

Kenneth Berg

Monday, January 17, 2022

A sad truth….

Yeshua said, “Father, forgive them; they don’t understand what they are doing.” (Luke 23:34)

Ever noticed that membership of most Messianic congregations is a mere trickle, while many Christian churches of various theological flavors that very loosely adhere to the Bible, are flooded with myriads desperately seeking God?

No matter how “normal” or how “weird” or unusual their favorite “pastor” might be, people attending “popular” churches or watching the YouTube videos of their favorite “big-wig” evangelist, rarely realize that they’re being fed ear-tickling, off-the-mark “fluff” rather than God’s Word.

Truth is, the Word (which normally consists of the pastor's “feel good” theology based more on the his own opinions than actual Scripture) takes a backseat to the bright lights and ear-splitting “gospel” music and other entertainment that masquerades as the presence of the Holy Spirit…

For instance, take a gander at the antics of Pastor Rodney Howard-Browne who runs a mega-church in Tampa Bay, Florida. (On Facebook: 

This guy is a charismatic, tongue-babbling evangelist and major conspiracy theorist (a rabid anti-vaxxer who vehemently prays that God will not allow the vaccines to work on those who have “taken the jab”), who holds Pentecostal and Charismatic revival meetings that lead the audience into bouts of "holy laughter” and writhing on the floor like serpents.

His "power encounters" (as he refers to the mass hypnosis) cause people to shake, fall at his feet and convulse in uncontrollable laughter. According to a former congregant, "Many people lie on the floor giggling, sometimes for hours after he has touched them on the forehead. Some of them stumble out of their church hours later, as if intoxicated."

…Yeah … so just TRY finding ANY OF THAT NONSENSE in Scripture!

Demonic behavior such as falling backward into the arms of someone designated to catch them, is absolutely UNBIBLICAL! There are NO scriptures that suggest men fell "backward" or laughed like hyenas or writhed on the floor whenever they became “spirit-filled.”

What we DO see throughout the Bible is that men FELL ON THEIR FACES and prostrated themselves to worship ELOHIM. (Just a few examples: Genesis 24:26; Leviticus 9:24; 1 Kings 18:38-39.)

It’s very troubling to realize that hardly anyone, while looking for a congregation to attend, (1) READS the Bible BEFOREHAND to see exactly what it says; and (2) verifies in Scripture everything he sees, reads or hears in the congregation!

While the Bible warns us throughout, from Genesis to Revelation to be very careful to stay on YHWH’s Path, most people seem to be more concerned with how “likeable” the pastor is, or how many friends they’ve made, and/or how much fun they have in their church….

Howard-Browne is a perfect example of this because he is very charming, charismatic and above all, confident. Unfortunately, he fills his “flocks” full of lukewarm NT-only, “ear-tickling” sermons that, among other things, teach people to hate Jews and any mention of Torah (those first five Books of the Bible which require God’s people to DO something for God – i.e. keep His commanded Seventh Day Sabbath Rest [our weekly “dates” with Him] and the seven Feasts, which all foreshadow Yeshua, and are our yearly “dates” with Him).

In other words, this “pastor” is blaspheming THE WORD of YHWH!

An example of this was when he recently kicked a visiting Jewish family out of his church, mocking them and the Torah in front of a thousand people during a conference in Florida, all while people in the congregation were barking like dogs and laughing. Check out the family’s video outlining this disgusting fiasco.

Torah and the rest of the Bible, from Genesis to Revelation, warns us to AVOID heathenism, paganism, and weird, man-made doctrines and customs – yet, it seems, MOST prefer the worldly nonsense of smooth-talking priests or pastors who demand obedience to THEIR PERSONAL OPINION of who God is and what He expects of HIS people….

And these pastors get away with it because MOST seem to prefer sticking to what they “know” and are comfortable with … the worldly, “feel good” things designed to make them believe that nothing is required of them except to "believe in Jesus"; that “Jesus” loves them, continues to forgive all their ongoing, deliberate transgressions, and gives them endless grace and latitude to be “who” they are without the need to seriously repent and turn from their sins (Numbers 15:30; Joel 2:12; 2 Peter 2:19-21; 1 Corinthians 6:9-10).

HUGE MISTAKE! Judgment Day IS coming, and Yeshua will be vomiting myriads of “lukewarm” from his mouth! (Revelation 3:16)

Thursday, January 13, 2022

AN OBSERVATION ABOUT “THE BIG QUIT" or "THE GREAT RESIGNATION" that seems to be all the rage today:

Wonder if it has ever dawned on all the people who are walking off their jobs to draw unemployment (or welfare, or whatever) that, if NOBODY is working, there will eventually be:

(1) no more food or clean water, and no groceries to put on your tables (as farmers and ranchers will have no help ...better learn quickly how to grow your own, and figure out how to protect it from vandals!);

(2) no food deliveries means no more restaurants or coffee shops;

(3) stores will have to close because nothing is being delivered (mainly because there will be nothing to deliver anymore (better start hoarding that toilet paper NOW!!! ... and yeah, don't be flushing your toilets because the sewers will ALL be backed up);

(4) there will be no garbage collectors, mail service, road or house builders... because everybody will be sitting at home waiting for that government check to come in ... which can't be cashed because banks can't work without tellers or computers.....

(5) no electricity nor cellphone service (as there will be no one to run the power plants, etc.);

(6) no gasoline for your cars (it requires processing and delivery, and since no one is working ... hmmmm... looks like we'll all be WALKING...)

(7) no way to pay your rent or mortgage because - as mentioned above - banks will have to close if no one is there to dig through all the paper files (or whatever backup system they will use when the electricity is gone);

(8) and last but not least - eventually, "the government" will go bankrupt and the useless welfare and unemployment checks will stop, anyway, because there will be no workers to stuff the envelopes or mail them to you, and no one to deliver them - and, oh yeah, did I mention, the worker-less banks won't be able to cash them?

(9) even the evil "smash-and-grabbers" who steal from stores will have to find another way to make a living, because with no money coming in, NOBODY will be able to buy their stolen goods. (Of course, those worthless creeps will probably come to YOUR house and take whatever you have, and if you're lucky enough to be left alive after they steal you blind, the ONLY possession you'll have left will be your MEMORIES of better days, when you had a JOB WITH AN INCOME!)

SOUNDS TERRIFYING, doesn't it? But this IS where the world is headed....

Read all of Matthew 24 and the following, written in no particular order:

Zephaniah 1:18 - Neither their silver nor their gold Will be able to deliver them On the day of the Lord's wrath; And all the earth will be devoured In the fire of His jealousy, For He will make a complete end, Indeed a terrifying one, Of all the inhabitants of the earth."

Deuteronomy 32:23-25 - I will send wasting famine against them, consuming pestilence and deadly plague; I will send against them the fangs of wild beasts, the venom of vipers that glide in the dust.

Luke 21:10-12 - There will be great earthquakes, famines and pestilences in various places, and fearful events and great signs from heaven.

Revelation 6:7-9 - I looked, and there before me was a pale horse! Its rider was named Death, and Hades was following close behind him. They were given power over a fourth of the earth to kill by sword, famine and plague, and by the wild beasts of the earth.

Revelation 18:7-9 - Therefore in one day her plagues will overtake her: death, mourning and famine. She will be consumed by fire, for mighty is the Lord God who judges her.

Mark 13:7-9: - "Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be earthquakes in various places, and famines. These are the beginning of birth pains."

Jeremiah 16:3-5: "They will die of deadly diseases. They will not be mourned or buried but will be like refuse lying on the ground. They will perish by sword and famine, and their dead bodies will become food for the birds of the air and the beasts of the earth."

Sunday, January 9, 2022

It’s not a good idea to bash Jewish people….

I recently landed upon the wall of a Facebook “friend” whose posts reek of Jew hatred and blatant anti-Semitism. Obviously, this person (and all those who are in agreement with him), doesn’t realize that YHWH chose a Jewish woman to become pregnant with His Divine Messiah Messiah, who – consequently - was a Jew!

This person’s posts also show that he apparently doesn't understand that both, Christianity and his present, Torah observant belief, originated in JUDAISM – which is the ONLY “religion” that took its cue directly from the Word of YHWH, as revealed in Torah (the first five Books of the Bible that contain all of YHWH’s Divine Instructions, along the history of His Chosen people and their original Patriarchs, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob).

This person also doesn’t seem to realize that the ONLY reason the world outside of Israel even knows about YHWH and His Torah, is because He chose the Tribe of Yehudah/Judah (where we get the term “Jew”) to safeguard and preserve the Torah during the Diaspora; and to be a light unto the nations by exemplifying the covenant with God as described in the Torah. (See Genesis 49:10, the Book of Deuteronomy, Isaiah 11:11-12; Ezekiel 20:34; Micah 4; Hosea 3 and 6; and 1 Thessalonians 2.)

In other words, if it hadn’t been for “the Jews,” the world would still be writhing in paganism! Believing Jews are Torah observant, as YHWH instructed; and the “grafted-in” (Romans 11:17-18) - instead of being arrogant about their status as Christians or Torah observant believers in Messiah Yeshua - should be GRATEFUL to the Jews for introducing them to the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, and His Torah!

Also featured on the wall of my "Facebook friend" are myriad “forwards” (memes, videos and articles “borrowed” from others) about the Jews’ supposed "rabid adherence to Talmud and Zohar" – all designed to make Jews appear to be downright evil and satanic.

MY RESPONSE: (1) Gossip and lies are SINS. (2) Unless one is an actual, LEARNED SCHOLAR on Talmud and Zohar, they aren’t qualified to espouse ANY kind of personal opinions on those writings! (3) How sad that Internet anonymity has given a voice to anyone with an opinion; and allowed the arrogant with no boundaries to believe themselves to be “experts” on any given subject, simply because they watched a video, or read an article somewhere!

Here are some BIBLE READINGS for the "grafted-in" who are under the erroneous impression that they have somehow replaced the Jews:

Genesis 49: 10 The scepter will not pass from Y'hudah, nor the ruler's staff from between his legs, until he comes to whom [obedience] belongs; and it is he whom the peoples will obey.

Genesis 12:2 I will make of you a great nation, I will bless you, and I will make your name great; and you are to be a blessing. 3 I will bless those who bless you, but I will curse anyone who curses you; and by you all the families of the earth will be blessed.” (CJB)

Deuteronomy 7: 6 For you are a people set apart as holy for Adonai your God. Adonai your God has chosen you out of all the peoples on the face of the earth to be his own unique treasure. 7 Adonai didn’t set his heart on you or choose you because you numbered more than any other people — on the contrary, you were the fewest of all peoples. 8 Rather, it was because Adonai loved you, and because he wanted to keep the oath which he had sworn to your ancestors, that Adonai brought you out with a strong hand and redeemed you from a life of slavery under the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt.

9 From this you can know that Adonai your God is indeed God, the faithful God, who keeps his covenant and extends grace to those who love him and observe his mitzvot, to a thousand generations. 10 But he repays those who hate him to their face and destroys them. He will not be slow to deal with someone who hates him; he will repay him to his face. 11 Therefore, you are to keep the mitzvot, laws and rulings which I am giving you today, and obey them. (CJB)

Romans 11:11 “In that case, I say, isn’t it that they have stumbled with the result that they have permanently fallen away?” Heaven forbid! Quite the contrary, it is by means of their stumbling that the deliverance has come to the Gentiles, in order to provoke them to jealousy. 12 Moreover, if their stumbling is bringing riches to the world — that is, if Isra’el’s being placed temporarily in a condition less favored than that of the Gentiles is bringing riches to the latter — how much greater riches will Isra’el in its fullness bring them! (CJB)

Isaiah 11:10 On that day the root of Yishai, which stands as a banner for the peoples - the Goyim will seek him out, and the place where he rests will be glorious. 11 On that day Adonai will raise his hand again, a second time, to reclaim the remnant of his people who remain from Ashur, Egypt, Patros, Ethiopia, 'Eilam, Shin'ar, Hamat and the islands in the sea. 12 He will hoist a banner for the Goyim, assemble the dispersed of Isra'el, and gather the scattered of Y'hudah from the four corners of the earth. (CJB)

Jeremiah 31: 34(35) This is what Adonai says, who gives the sun as light for the day, who ordained the laws for the moon and stars to provide light for the night, who stirs up the sea until its waves roar — Adonai-Tzva’ot is his name: 35(36) “If these laws leave my presence,” says Adonai, “then the offspring of Isra’el will stop being a nation in my presence forever.” 36(37) This is what Adonai says: “If the sky above can be measured and the foundations of the earth be fathomed, then I will reject all the offspring of Isra’el for all that they have done,” says Adonai. (CJB)

Romans 11:25 For, brothers, I want you to understand this truth which God formerly concealed but has now revealed, so that you won’t imagine you know more than you actually do. It is that stoniness, to a degree, has come upon Isra’el, until the Gentile world enters in its fullness; 26 and that it is in this way that all Isra’el will be saved. As the Tanakh says, “Out of Tziyon will come the Redeemer; he will turn away ungodliness from Ya‘akov 27 and this will be my covenant with them, . . .when I take away their sins.” (CJB)

Thursday, January 6, 2022

Please read this if you don’t believe Torah observance is necessary…

IF YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW DOESN’T BELIEVE THAT TORAH OBSERVANCE IS NECESSARY, here are just a few passages showing why that is a dangerously “lukewarm” attitude. We’ll start with what YHWH Himself said:

Exodus 20:6 …but displaying grace to the thousandth generation of those who love me and obey my mitzvot. (CJB)

Deuteronomy 11:1 Therefore, you are to love Adonai your God and always obey his commission, regulations, rulings and mitzvot. (CJB)

Proverbs 4:2 "I give you good instruction: Do not forsake my Torah."

We see YHWH commanding His people to OBEY throughout the entire Torah (first five Books of the Bible) … and this was reiterated in the “rest of the story” called the “New Testament” (which wasn’t “new” at all; rather, it’s YHWH’s Word reiterated by Messiah Yeshua and his followers!).

(By the way, if you "believe in Jesus" aren't YOU also "His people?" Do you honestly believe that Messiah Yeshua came to bring a new religion, or to abolish His Father's Divine Instructions that show humanity how to be HOLY?)

1 John 5: 1. Whoever believes that Y’shua is the Mashiyach, is born of Elohim. And whoever loves the begetter, loves him also that is begotten of him. 2. And by this we know that we love the children of Elohim, when we love Elohim and follow his Commandments. 3. For this is the love of Elohim, that we keep his Commandments: and his Commandments are not burdensome. (AENT)

1 John 2: 5 But whoever keeps His word, truly the love of God is perfected in him. By this we know that we are in him. 6 He who says he abides in him ought himself also to walk just as he walked.*

*And how did Yeshua walk? In Torah! Yeshua didn't make up new rules. He kept Torah and expected US to follow suit. You can only know the him through the law and the testimony! Revelation reveals this:

Revelation 12: 17 "The dragon was infuriated over the woman and went off to fight the rest of her children, those who obey God's commands AND bear witness to Yeshua." (Note: I capitalized the word “AND”.)

Revelation 14: 12 "This is when perseverance is needed on the part of God's people, those who observe his commands AND exercise Yeshua's faithfulness." (Note: I capitalized the word “AND”.)

Please note, the above scriptures don't refer only to the "Ten Commandments". They simply refer to "the Commands" or "the Commandments", depending on which Bible version you use.

John 15:10. If you keep my Commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept the Commandments of my Father,* and I abide in His love. (AENT)

*The “Commandments of my Father” always refers to Torah; see also John 15:5. Y’shua and his Talmidim (disciples) keep his Father’s Commandments, but mainstream Christianity is not only anti-Torah; they turned rebellion against Torah into a “fashionable” form of lawlessness. See Daniel 7:24; 2 Thessalonians 2:7; 2 Timothy 2:19; Titus 2:14; 2 Peter 2:21; 1 John 3:4; Hebrews 2:2-4; Romans 4:15; Matthew 7:23; 13:41

Paul said:

Romans 3:31 Do we then nullify Torah by faith? May it never be! On the contrary, we establish Torah. (AENT)

Scripture is clear that YHWH commands us to be holy and set apart. How are we "set apart" if we refuse to OBEY His Divine Instructions? How likely is it that people who consider Torah a CURSE and REFUSE to obey God’s Divine Instructions, will end up in heaven?

Yeshua said:

Revelation 3: 15. I know your works, that you are neither hot, nor cold; I would desire that you would be either cold or hot. 16. So, because you are lukewarm, neither hot nor cold, I am about to vomit you from my mouth. (AENT)

(And by the way, judging by everything that is happening today, Yeshua’s “second coming” is not that far off. Are YOU TRULY READY for his return?)

So, you want to believe the Jewish counter-missionary argument that Yeshua was NOT born to a virgin?

I thought the “anti-missionaries” had forgotten all about me, because I haven’t heard a peep from them in a couple of years now.  But, yesterday, someone sent me a private message, trying to draw me into a lengthy conversation designed to show me that the counter-missionary Rabbi Tovia Singer has a video out that supposedly PROVES that Yeshua's "virgin birth" is a lie.
I didn’t bother joining the arguments, because I’ve learned that arguments are a waste of time, and nobody wins.  The only thing you can really do is to present the truth as you know it, and let the chips fall where they may.  People are going to believe whatever they want, anyway, no matter how much common sense you use, or how much actual proof you can present. 

As far as I’m concerned, if somebody wants to reject Messiah Yeshua because the “counter-missionaries” managed to pull the wool over their eyes, that’s THEIR problem, and they can take it up with YHWH on Judgment Day.

Anyway, here is “my rebuttal” to Rabbi Singer’s arguments, presented in an article that has been on my website (The Refiner’s Fire) for many years, which thoroughly discusses the “almah vs. betulah” argument. 
You are free to believe whatever you want, but at least first consult the Ruach haKodesh (Holy Spirit) as you check the WHOLE BIBLE and ALL the facts before rejecting YHWH's Messiah on the word of someone who makes their living by bashing Yeshua and the entire New Testament: (BTW, this is Singer’s “proof” -

Sunday, January 2, 2022

A note about the 2022 calendar….

A QUICK NOTE FOR THOSE WHO LIKED TO FOLLOW BILL's CALENDAR, which was based on the actual sun, moon, and stars; not the traditional Jewish calendar which is based on an "average moon", and rabbinical additions and changes.

Before his death in May 2021, Bill managed to create the 2022 calendar (Hebrew year 5782) for those who are interested. I am neither knowledgeable nor qualified in the field of astronomy, and so once this Hebrew year is over with, I will – like you – have to decide “whose calendar” to follow.

No matter whose calendar you decide to follow, I believe the MAIN thing is to DO the weekly Shabbats (our weekly “date” with YHWH); and study the respective weekly Torah portions so you can KNOW the history of His people and who HE is and what He expects of His people: AND keep the seven yearly mo-edim/feast times (our yearly “dates” with YHWH). Unless you do these things, you cannot possibly know or understand who Messiah Yeshua is!

Since I did not renew the HTML editor we used for our website, I no longer have any way of making changes or updates; however, the website with its approximately 600 articles will remain on the ‘net. For more on the calendar, you can click on this link and scroll toward the bottom of the page until you see the heading, "Free calendars, Siddurs & Pesearch Seder"...

May Abba bless and continue to enlighten to HIS Truth all those who are doing their best to obey His Divine Torah commands!