UNITY, According to Yeshua

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JOHN 17

1 THESE WORDS SPAKE YESHUA, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee:

2 As thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him.

3 And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true Elohim, and Yeshua Messiah, whom thou hast sent.

4 I have glorified thee on the earth: I have finished the work which thou gave me to do.

5 And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was.

6 I HAVE MANIFESTED YOUR NAME unto the men which thou gave me out of the world: thine they were, and thou gave them me; AND THEY HAVE KEPT YOUR WORD.

7 Now they have known that all things whatsoever thou hast given me are of thee.

8 FOR I HAVE GIVEN THEM THE WORDS WHICH YOU GAVE ME; AND THEY HAVE RECEIVED THEM, and have known surely that I came out from thee, and they have believed that thou didst send me.

9 I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast given me; for they are thine.

10 And all mine are thine, and thine are mine; and I am glorified in them.

11 And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to thee. SANCTIFIED FATHER, KEEP THROUGH YOUR NAME those whom thou hast given me, THAT THEY MAY BE ONE, AS WE ARE ONE.

12 While I was with them in the world, I KEPT THEM IN YOUR NAME: those that thou gave me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled.

13 And now come I to thee; and these things I speak in the world, that they might have my joy fulfilled in themselves.

14 I HAVE GIVEN THEM YOUR WORD; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.

15 I pray not that thou should take them out of the world, but that thou should keep them from the evil.

16 They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.

17 SANCTIFY THEM THROUGH YOUR TRUTH: YOUR WORD IS TRUTH.

18 As thou hast sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world.

19 And for their sakes I sanctify myself, THAT THEY ALSO MIGHT BE SANCTIFIED THROUGH THE TRUTH.

20 Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word;

21 THAT THEY ALL MAY BE ONE; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, THAT THEY MAY BE ONE IN US: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.

22 And the glory which thou gave me I have given them; THAT THEY MAY BE ONE, EVEN AS WE ARE ONE:

23 I in them, and thou in me, THAT THEY MAY BE MADE PERFECT IN ONE; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me.

24 Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me: for thou loved me before the foundation of the world.

25 O righteous Father, the world hath not known thee: but I have known thee, and these have known that thou hast sent me.

26 AND I HAVE DECLARED UNTO THEM YOUR NAME, AND WILL DECLARE IT: that the love wherewith thou hast loved me may be in them, and I in them.

The Kippah or Yarmulke Violates Torah

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It is true that the Greeks wore the skullcap long before the Jews. It is also true that the Greeks forced the Jews to wear the skullcap as recorded in 2 Maccabees 4:12. The Greek skullcap was called a pilo or pileus which means felt. The Romans also adopted this Greek custom of wearing the skullcap and called theirs a pilleus or pilleum. The whole point of 2 Samuel 15:30, 2 Samuel 19:4, and Esther 6:12 is that in the Old Testament a covering was used during a time of mourning and not “in submission to G-d.”

Also, according to the Old Testament, the covering of the head is a sign of shame, not “submission to G-d.”  Jeremiah 14:3 And their nobles have sent their little ones to the waters: they came to the pits, and found no water; they returned with their vessels empty; they were ashamed and confounded, and covered their heads. 4 Because the ground is chapt, for there was no rain in the earth, the plowmen were ashamed, they covered their heads.

Also, the New Testament instructs us not to cover our heads because it dishonors Messiah. 1 Corinthians 11:4 Every man praying or prophesying, having his head covered, dishonors his head. 1 Corinthians 11:7 For a man indeed ought not to cover his head, forasmuch as he is the image and glory of God: but the woman is the glory of the man.

The Torah instructs us that only the sons of Aaron are to wear any type of head covering and only for temple service. Exodus 28:40 And for Aaron’s sons thou shalt make coats, and thou shalt make for them girdles, and bonnets shalt thou make for them, for glory and for beauty. Exodus 29:9 And thou shalt gird them with girdles, Aaron and his sons, and put the bonnets on them: and the priest’s office shall be theirs for a perpetual statute: and thou shalt consecrate Aaron and his sons. Leviticus 8:13 And Moses brought Aaron’s sons, and put coats upon them, and girded them with girdles, and put bonnets upon them; as the Lord commanded Moses. Leviticus 6:11 And he shall put off his garments, and put on other garments, and carry forth the ashes without the camp unto a clean place. Leviticus 16:23 And Aaron shall come into the tabernacle of the congregation, and shall put off the linen garments, which he put on when he went into the holy place, and shall leave them there.

Here is what the Jewish authorities say about the Kippah:

Rabbi David Frankel, Rabbi David Golinkin, Rabbi David Lazar, Rabbi Simchah Roth, Rabbi Yisrael Warman, & Rabbi Michael Graetz answered this question: Question: Are men obligated to wear a kippah all the time or only while praying? Responsum:
“There is no Talmudic basis for forbidding a man to walk around bareheaded. In the period of the Mishnah and the Talmud, wearing a head covering was only a custom of piety observed by some of the SAGES IN BABYLON, particularly after marriage. After the Talmudic period, authorities differed greatly in their decisions about wearing a head covering and were influenced by the customs of their country and by the conditions of their time. In our day, wearing a kippah is primarily a symbol of Jewish identity. As such, it is undoubtedly good and advisable for a man or a boy to wear a kippah even when he is not praying. On the other hand, it is clear that whoever does not adopt this custom does not commit any transgression.
There is also no Talmudic requirement for men to cover their heads when praying or reciting God’s name. The obligation to cover the head during prayer BEGAN IN BABYLON in the Geonic period and was restricted to the leader in prayer, to the reader of the Torah and to the Cohanim blessing the community. It seems that this custom was PARTICULAR TO BABYLON, while in Israel men were still praying bareheaded.”

Also, Ariela Pelaia is a professional Jewish Educator with masters degrees in Jewish Studies and Jewish Education. Ariela has bachelors degrees in Psychology and Religion from Wellesley College, a master’s degree in Jewish Studies from Columbia University and a master’s degree in Jewish Education from the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. Here is what this Jewish scholar says about the kippah: “Ultimately the decision about whether or not to wear a kippah comes down to personal choice and the customs of the community an individual belongs to. Religiously speaking, wearing kippot is not obligatory and there are many Jewish men who do not wear them at all. Wearing a kippah is not a religious commandment. Rather it is a Jewish custom that over time has come to be associated with Jewish identity and showing respect for God. In Orthodox and Conservative circles covering one’s head is seen as a sign of yirat Shamayim, which means “reverence for God” in Hebrew. This concept comes from the Talmud, where wearing a head covering is associated with showing respect for God and for men of higher social status. Some scholars also cite the Middle Age custom of covering one’s head in the presence of royalty. Since God is the “King of Kings” it made sense to also cover one’s head during prayer or religious services, when one hopes to approach the Divine through worship.”

Further, The Second Jewish Book of Why, by Rabbi Alfred J. Kolatch informs us, “There are no regulations in the Bible that require men keep their heads covered. The Bible does not even require headcoverings for men entering the sanctuary or participating in a religious rite or service. Only Priests were required to wear headgear (Exodus 28:4), and this when officiating at the Temple altar or when performing other priestly functions” (p.49). “In Palestine, a person in mourning generally followed the ancient custom of covering the head, but the Talmud indicates that those who came to comfort him and to recite prayers before him did not cover their heads. The minor Talmudic tractate Seforim, which was composed in Palestine, clearly states that a man with uncovered head may serve as the Torah Reader and may lead the congregation in reciting the Shema, something not permitted in BABYLONIAN synagogues” (p.49-50). “It is clear that according to Jewish law that there is no compelling reason for Jews to wear a headcovering. Nonetheless, for the reasons indicated above the BABYLONIAN CUSTOM of keeping one’s head covered not only during prayer but at all times became accepted by all traditional Jews” (page 51).

It is a violation of Torah to add to YHVH’s Laws. Deuteronomy 4:2 Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish ought from it, that ye may keep the commandments of the Lord your God which I command you. Deuteronomy 12:32 What thing so ever I command you, observe to do it: thou shalt not add thereto, nor diminish from it.

In conclusion, there is no command for the children of Israel to wear a kippah.  It is a violation of Deut. 4:2 and Deut. 12:32 to teach that the children of Israel must wear a kippah “in submission to G-d.”

THREE DAYS & THREE NIGHTS

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If one were to compare the Book of Jonah with the narrative of what happened to the Messiah Yahshua, then one can understand exactly what the Messiah meant by the 3 Days & 3 Nights scenario:

Jonah 1:17

Now the Lord had prepared a great fish to swallow up Jonah. And Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights.

Matthew 12:40

For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the whale’s belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.

Jonah 2:1-2

Then Jonah PRAYED unto the Lord his God out of the fish’s belly, And said, I cried by reason of mine affliction unto the Lord, and he heard me; out of the belly of hell cried I, and thou heard my voice.

Matthew 26:39(Night #1)

And he went a little farther, and fell on his face, and PRAYED, saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt.

Jonah 2:3 For thou had cast me into the deep, in the midst of the seas; and the floods compassed me about: all thy billows and thy waves passed over me.

Matthew 26:47(Night #1)

And while he yet spoke, lo, Judas, one of the twelve, came, and with him a great multitude with swords and staves, from the chief priests and elders of the people.

Jonah 2:4 Then I said, I am cast out of thy sight; yet I will look again toward thy holy temple.

Matthew 26:57(Night #1)

And they that had laid hold on Jesus led him away to Caiaphas the high priest, where the scribes and the elders were assembled.

Jonah 2:5 The waters compassed me about, even to the soul

Matthew 26:67(Day #1)

Then did they spit in his face, and buffeted him; and others smote him with the palms of their hands,68 Saying, Prophesy unto us, thou Christ, Who is he that smote thee?

Jonah 2:5 : the depth closed me round about, THE WEEDS WERE WRAPPED ABOUT MY HEAD.

Matthew 27:29(Day #1)

And when they had platted a CROWN OF THORNS, THEY PUT IT UPON HIS HEAD, and a reed in his right hand: and they bowed the knee before him, and mocked him, saying, Hail, King of the Jews!

Jonah 2:6 I went down to the bottoms of the mountains;

Matthew 27:33(Day #1)

And when they were come unto a place called Golgotha, that is to say, a place of a skull…

Jonah 2:6  the earth with her bars(Hebrew word also means FUGITIVES) was about me for ever:

Matthew 27:38(Day #1)

Then were there two THIEVES crucified with him, one on the right hand, and another on the left.

Jonah 2:7 When MY SOUL FAINTED within me I remembered the Lord: and my prayer came in unto thee, into your holy TEMPLE.

Matthew 27:50(Day #1)

Jesus, when he had cried again with a loud voice, YIELDED UP THE SPIRIT.

51 And, behold, the veil of the TEMPLE was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent;

Jonah 2:8 They that observe lying vanities FORSAKE THEIR OWN MERCY.

Matthew 27:41(Day #1)

Likewise also the chief priests MOCKING HIM, with the scribes and elders, said, 42 He saved others; himself he cannot save. If he be the King of Israel, let him now come down from the cross, and we will believe him. 43 He trusted in God; let him deliver him now, if he will have him: for he said, I am the Son of God.

Jonah 2:9 But I will sacrifice unto thee with the voice of thanksgiving; I WILL PAY THAT THAT I HAVE VOWED.  Salvation is of the Lord.

Matthew 27:46(Day #1)

And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?

Psalm 22:25 My praise shall be of thee in the great congregation: I WILL PAY MY VOWS before them that fear him.

Jonah 2:6  yet hast thou brought up my LIFE FROM CORRUPTION, O Lord my God.

Jonah 2:10 And the Lord spoke unto the fish, and it vomited out Jonah upon the dry land.

Friday Night was Night #2, when he was in the tomb.

Saturday Day was Day #2.  He was still in the tomb resting on the Sabbath.

Saturday Night was Night #3.  He was still in the tomb.

Matthew 28:2(Day #3)

And, behold, there was a great earthquake: for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat upon it…6 He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay.7 And go quickly, and tell his disciples that he is RISEN FROM THE DEAD; and, behold, he goes before you into Galilee; there shall ye see him: lo, I have told you.

We are told over and over that the third day would be the resurrection:

Matthew 16:21

From that time forth began Jesus to shew unto his disciples, how that he must go unto Jerusalem, and suffer many things of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised again the third day.
Matthew 17:22-23

22 And while they abode in Galilee, Jesus said unto them, The Son of man shall be betrayed into the hands of men:

23 And they shall kill him, and the third day he shall be raised again. And they were exceeding sorry.

Matthew 20:18-19

18 Behold, we go up to Jerusalem; and the Son of man shall be betrayed unto the chief priests and unto the scribes, and they shall condemn him to death,

19 And shall deliver him to the Gentiles to mock, and to scourge, and to crucify him: and the third day he shall rise again.

Mark 9:31

For he taught his disciples, and said unto them, The Son of man is delivered into the hands of men, and they shall kill him; and after that he is killed, he shall rise the third day.
Mark 10:33-34

33 Saying, Behold, we go up to Jerusalem; and the Son of man shall be delivered unto the chief priests, and unto the scribes; and they shall condemn him to death, and shall deliver him to the Gentiles:

34 And they shall mock him, and shall scourge him, and shall spit upon him, and shall kill him: and the third day he shall rise again.

Luke 9:22

Saying, The Son of man must suffer many things, and be rejected of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be slain, and be raised the third day.
Luke 18:31-3331 Then he took unto him the twelve, and said unto them, Behold, we go up to Jerusalem, and all things that are written by the prophets concerning the Son of man shall be accomplished.32 For he shall be delivered unto the Gentiles, and shall be mocked, and spitefully entreated, and spitted on:

33 And they shall scourge him, and put him to death: and the third day he shall rise again.

The Messiah told us plainly that he would be resurrected on the third day.  If he were to spend 72 hours in the tomb, then he would have been resurrected on the fourth day.

Therefore, since we know the third day was the resurrection day, then all we have to do is count backwards the remaining two days and three nights in order to understand when the count began.

Shalom!

Sanctification According to Scripture

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Sanctification According to Scripture:(This is written for a “Christian” audience so the more familiar terms- “God” and “Jesus” are employed.)

Before we address the doctrine of sanctification.  We must first reestablish what most of Christianity has failed to understand.  Most Christians have been deceived over the centuries and have been taught that the “Old Testament”  is obsolete.  The problem is that the “New Testament” disagrees with this concept.  Most Christians ignore what Jesus and God say about the Law and Commandments, but instead run to Paul, as if he were God, and use a twisted understanding of his writings to justify their disobedience.  Also, most Christians have not been taught what the New Covenant truly is.  In fact, most Christians don’t know that the New Covenant is actually in the “Old Testament.”  Also, most Christians don’t know what sin is either. Most Christians don’t understand that we are supposed to keep God’s Commandments, including the 4th commandment about the 7th day Sabbath.  The New Testament flat out says to keep the 7th day Sabbath, but most Christians choose to ignore it.

Here are some Scriptures to establish that all these things are true:

2 Timothy 3:16 ALL SCRIPTURE is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for DOCTRINE, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.

We see here in the “New Testament” that all scripture is for doctrine and not just the “New Testament.”  All means all and includes the “Old Testament.”  God does not make mistakes.  God does not change.  God is the same yesterday, today, and forever.

Jesus teaches us that God’s Law will not pass until Heaven and Earth pass away.  Guess what?   Heaven and Earth are still here.

Matthew 5:18 For verily I say unto you, UNTIL HEAVEN AND EARTH PASS, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from THE LAW, UNTIL ALL BE FULFILLED.

Jesus says that he did not come to destroy God’s Law.

Matthew 5:17 THINK NOT THAT I HAVE COME TO DESTROY THE LAW, or the prophets: I AM NOT COME TO DESTROY, BUT TO FULFILL.

Jesus tells us to keep the Commandments, if we want to have eternal life.

Matthew 19:16-17 And, behold, one came and said unto him, Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have ETERNAL LIFE?  And he said unto him, Why call thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but IF THOU WILT ENTER INTO LIFE, KEEP THE COMMANDMENTS.

Jesus says that if we love Him, then we need to keep His Commandments.

John 14:15 IF YOU LOVE ME, KEEP MY COMMANDMENTS.

John 14:21 He that hath my COMMANDMENTS, AND KEEPS THEM, he it is that LOVES me: and he that LOVES me shall be LOVED of my Father, and I will LOVE him, and will manifest myself to him.

The Apostle John tells us that if we keep God’s Commandments, then we can say that we know Him.

1 John 2:3 And hereby we do KNOW that we KNOW him, if we KEEP his COMMANDMENTS.

The Apostle John also tells us that if we do not keep God’s Commandments, then we don’t know Him and are liars.

1 John 2:4 He that says, I KNOW HIM, and KEEPS NOT HIS COMMANDMENTS, IS A LIAR, AND THE TRUTH IS NOT IN HIM.

Do you know of any Christians going around saying they know Jesus or God, but don’t keep His Commandments?

Would you like to have your prayers answered?

1 John 3:22 And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we KEEP HIS COMMANDMENTS, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight.

Do you want to dwell in Jesus and have Him dwell in you?

1 John 3:24 And he that KEEPS HIS COMMANDMENTS DWELLS IN HIM, AND HE IN HIM. And hereby we know he abides in us, by the Spirit which he hath given us.

You want to love the children of God?

1 John 5:2 By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and KEEP HIS COMMANDMENTS.

Have you ever been taught that God’s Commandments are bondage and hard to keep?

Well, not according to the Apostle John.

1 John 5:3 For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and HIS COMMANDMENTS ARE NOT GRIEVOUS.

You want to make the Devil mad at you and have people that are deceived by the Devil mad at you too, including friends and family?  Just start keeping God’s Commandments!

Revelation 12:17 And the DRAGON was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which KEEP THE COMMANDMENTS, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.

Do you want to be a saint of God?

Revelation 14:12 Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that KEEP THE COMMANDMENTS OF GOD, and the faith of Jesus.

Do you want to have the right to the Tree of Life?

Revelation 22:14 Blessed are they that DO HIS COMMANDMENTS, that they may HAVE RIGHT TO THE TREE OF LIFE, and may enter in through the gates into the city.

Christians always run to the words of Paul, as if he were God, and totally ignore everywhere Jesus/God contradict what Christians have been deceived into believing.  Peter warned us 2000 years ago that this was already happening in his day and now it is so rampant that the majority of Christianity have been taught a twisted understanding of Paul’s teachings.  This has caused disharmony with all the rest of Scripture.

2 Peter 3:15-16 And account that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation; even as our beloved brother PAUL also according to the wisdom given unto him hath written unto you;  As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things HARD TO BE UNDERSTOOD, which they that are UNLEARNED AND UNSTABLE WREST, as they do also the OTHER SCRIPTURES, unto their own DESTRUCTION.

The New Covenant is found in the “Old Testament.”

Jeremiah 31:31-33 Behold, the days come, says the Lord, that I will make a NEW COVENANT with the HOUSE OF ISRAEL, and with the HOUSE OF JUDAH:  Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt; which my covenant they brake, although I was an husband unto them, says the Lord:  But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the HOUSE OF ISRAEL; After those days, says the Lord, I will put my LAW IN THEIR INWARD PARTS, AND WRITE IT IN THEIR HEARTS; and will be their God, and they shall be my people.

Did you notice that the New Covenant has never been with a “Church?”  The New Covenant is with Israel and Judah(Jews).  According to Paul in Romans 11, we have to be grafted into Israel.  Did you also catch that God is going to put HIS LAW in our inward parts and in our hearts.  Ask yourself, is God putting HIS LAW into your inward parts and in your heart.  If you hate God’s LAW, then how do you know you are in covenant with God?  Notice that God’s LAW was never changed, just the covenant was changed.  Same law, different covenant.  Same law, different application of the law.

Here is what the Bible defines sin as:

1 John 3:4 Whosoever commits SIN TRANGRESSES ALSO THE LAW: for SIN IS THE TRANSGRESSION OF THE LAW.

Here is what even Paul says about sin in Romans.

Romans 6:14-15 FOR SIN SHALL NOT HAVE DOMINION OVER YOU: for ye are not under the law, but under grace.  What then? SHALL WE SIN, because we are not under the law, but under grace? GOD FORBID!

Even Paul teaches that we should not sin.

Even in Paul’s day, Christians were turning the grace of God into a license or permission to sin.

Jude 1:4 For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, TURNING THE GRACE OF OUR GOD INTO LASCIVIOUSNESS, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ.

One last thing before we learn about the doctrine of sanctification.  Here is where the “New Testament” tells us that we are to keep the 7th day Sabbath.

Hebrews 4:1-11  Let us fear therefore, lest haply, a promise being left of entering into his REST, any one of you should seem to have come short of it.

2 For indeed we have had good tidings preached unto us, even as also they: but the word of hearing did not profit them, because it was not united by faith with them that heard.

3 For we who have believed do ENTER INTO THAT REST; even as he hath said, As I swore in my wrath, They shall not enter into my REST: although the works were finished from the foundation of the world.

4 For he hath said somewhere of THE SEVENTH DAY on this wise, AND GOD RESTED ON THE SEVENTH DAY FROM ALL HIS WORKS;

5 and in this place again, They shall not enter into my REST.

6 Seeing therefore IT REMAINS THAT SOME SHOULD ENTER THEREIN, and they to whom the good tidings were before preached failed to enter in because of disobedience,

7 he again DEFINES A CERTAIN DAY, To-day, saying in David so long a time afterward (even as hath been said before), To-day if ye shall hear his voice, HARDEN NOT YOUR HEARTS.

8 For if Joshua had given them rest, he would not have spoken afterward of another day.

9 THERE REMAINS THEREFORE A SABBATH REST FOR THE PEOPLE OF GOD.

10 FOR HE THAT IS ENTERED INTO HIS REST HAS HIMSELF ALSO RESTED FROM HIS WORKS, AS GOD DID FROM HIS.

11 Let us therefore GIVE DILIGENCE TO ENTER INTO THAT REST, that no man fall after the same example of disobedience.

Now, we will discuss the doctrine of sanctification:

1)  We keep the Sabbath because it is a sign so that we may know God sanctifies us.

Exodus 31:13 Speak thou also unto the children of Israel, saying, Verily my SABBATHS ye shall keep: for it is a sign between me and you throughout your generations; that ye may know that I am the Lord that doth SANCTIFY you.

Ezekiel 20:12 Moreover also I gave them my SABBATHS, to be a sign between me and them, that they might know that I am the Lord that SANCTIFY them.

2)  We eat only kosher foods because we are to be sanctified and holy.

Leviticus 11:43-45 Ye shall not make yourselves abominable with any creeping thing that creeps, neither shall ye make yourselves unclean with them, that ye should be defiled thereby.  For I am the Lord your God: ye shall therefore SANCTIFY yourselves, and ye shall be HOLY; for I am HOLY: neither shall ye defile yourselves with any manner of creeping thing that creeps upon the earth.  For I am the Lord that brings you up out of the land of Egypt, to be your God: ye shall therefore be HOLY, for I am HOLY.

3)  We keep God’s statutes because God sanctifies us.

Leviticus 20:7-8 SANCTIFY yourselves therefore, and be ye holy: for I am the Lord your God.  And ye shall keep my STATUTES, and do them: I am the Lord which SANCTIFY you.

4)  We are sanctified by keeping Passover.

2 Chronicles 30:17 For there were many in the congregation that were not sanctified: therefore the Levites had the charge of the killing of the PASSOVER for every one that was not clean, to SANCTIFY them unto the Lord.

2 Chronicles 35:6 So kill the PASSOVER, and SANCTIFY yourselves, and prepare your brethren, that they may do according to the word of the Lord by the hand of Moses.

5)  We are sanctified by God’s Word(ALL OF IT, NOT BITS AND PIECES).

John 17:17 SANCTIFY them through thy truth: thy WORD is truth.

Ephesians 5:25-27 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; That he might SANCTIFY and cleanse it with the washing of water by the WORD, That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.

6)  We are sanctified by the blood of Jesus.

Hebrews 13:12 Wherefore Jesus also, that he might SANCTIFY the people with his own BLOOD, suffered without the gate.

7)  We are sanctified by faith.

Acts 26:18 To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are SANCTIFIED BY FAITH that is in me.

8)  We are sanctified by the Holy Spirit.

Romans 15:16 That I should be the minister of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles, ministering the gospel of God, that the offering up of the Gentiles might be acceptable, being SANCTIFIED by the HOLY SPIRIT.

1 Corinthians 6:11 And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are SANCTIFIED, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the SPIRIT of our God.

9)  We are sanctified in Jesus Christ.

1 Corinthians 1:2 Unto the church of God which is at Corinth, to them that are SANCTIFIED in CHRIST JESUS, called to be saints, with all that in every place call upon the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, both their’s and ours.

1 Corinthians 6:11 And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are SANCTIFIED, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord JESUS, and by the Spirit of our God.

Hebrews 10:10 By the which will we are SANCTIFIED through the offering of the body of JESUS CHRIST once for all.

10)  We are sanctified by God the Father.

Jude 1:1 Jude, the servant of Jesus Christ, and brother of James, to them that are SANCTIFIED by GOD THE FATHER, and preserved in Jesus Christ, and called.

Abib – Green Ears of Barley & Salvation

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This is Abib.  Abib is the Hebrew word for green ears of barley.  Abib is used to mark the beginning of Yahweh’s calendar.   Israelites are commanded to keep Yahweh’s calendar.Exo. 23:15  Gentile believers are grafted into Israel in order to be saved.Rom. 11:17-24  Only Israel is promised eternal salvation.Isa. 45:17, Rom. 11:26  The new covenant is made with Israel.Jer. 31:31, Heb. 8:8  We were warned that there were people teaching another Yahshua, another spirit, and another gospel.2Chor. 11:4  We were told that there would be a great falling away from the Faith.2 Thes. 2:3  We are further told that perverse men, pretending to be Yahweh’s ministers, would start teaching a perverted message of grace, causing believers to sin.Jude 1:3-4  Yahshua and the Apostles kept Yahweh’s Commandments, 7th Day Sabbath, Passover, Pentecost, Feast of Trumpets, Day of Atonement, and Feast of Tabernacles.  Yahshua and the Apostles never kept any of the Mystery Babylon holidays such as Sunday worship, Easter, or Christmas.  After 2000 years of deception the body of Messiah has slowly been deceived into breaking Yahweh’s Commandments and Biblical Feasts.  We have instead adopted the Babylonian holidays that are more than 4000 years old by giving them a “Christian” veneer.  The Bible refers to this group of believers as the “Children of Disobedience.”  The Bible also states that Yahweh’s wrath will be poured out on these “Children of Disobedience.”Eph. 5:6, Col. 3:6  Yahweh tells us that Passover is to be a Sign in our Hand and Forehead.Exo. 13:9  The Beast of Revelation 13 is the 4th Beast in the Book of Daniel Ch. 7 and is Rome.  This Beast has given the world a conterfeit Sign in the Hand and Forehead.Rev. 13:16  Our calendar comes from the Romans-the 4th Beast of Daniel and Revelation.  The Julian calendar was created by Julius Caesar of the Roman Empire and was used from 46B.C.-1582A.D.  The Roman Church gave us the Gregorian calendar by Roman Pope Gregory in 1582A.D. and it is what we still use today.  All the days of the week are named after Pagan gods and the same with most of the names of the months.  All the “Christian” holidays are the same holidays observed by the ancient Babylonians and passed down to Rome and now to us.  Sunday is named after the Sun god because all the Pagans have always worshipped him on Sunday.  Easter is named after the Babylonian Fertility Goddess-Ishtar.  That’s why we have Easter bunnies and Easter eggs.  Christmas was the birthday of every Sun god in ancient history and had nothing to do with Yahshua.  We are told to come out of Babylon so we will not receive of her plagues at the end of the age.Rev.18:4   My family and friends have come out of the Roman Church System and have returned to the Bible and keep the Biblical Feast Days.  We invite anyone who wants to return back to the ways of Yahshua and the Apostles to come join us this Passover.  Peace to you and your family.

Rabbi Judah ben Samuel’s Jubilee Prophecy

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Has everyone heard of this famous Jewish Rabbi?

Rabbi Judah ben Samuel prophesied the following, “When the Ottomans (Turks) – who were already a power to be reckoned with on the Bosporus in the time of Judah Ben Samuel – conquer Jerusalem they will rule over Jerusalem for eight jubilees. Afterwards Jerusalem will become no-man’s land for one jubilee, and then in the ninth jubilee it will once again come back into the possession of the Jewish nation –which would signify the beginning of the Messianic end time.”

Everyone knows that the Ottoman Turks ruled over Jerusalem for exactly 400 years from 1517-1917.(8×50=400)

Everyone knows that General Allenby took Jerusalem in 1917.

Everyone also knows that after the 6-Day War that Israel took all of Jerusalem in 1967 which was exactly 50 years after General Allenby took it.(1×50=50)

So, according to Rabbi Judah ben Samuel, the begining of the Messianic end time started in 1967.

Here is the article to go read more about this amazing prophecy:

http://destination-yisrael.biblesearchers.com/destination-yisrael/2012/12/rabbi-judah-ben-samuels-jubilee-prophecy-gives-the-year-of-the-messiah.html

Biblical Chronology and the End of the Age

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Chronology of the Bible by John VonDrashek

The Science of Time from the Beginning of the World until 2011C.E.

Isaiah 46

9Remember the former things of old: for I am Elohim, and there is none else; I am Elohim, and there is none like me,

10Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure.

Proverbs 25:2
It is the glory of Elohim to conceal a thing: but the honor of kings is to search out a matter.

Daniel 12

9And He said, Go thy way, Daniel: for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end.

10Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand.

Daniel 2

20Daniel answered and said, Blessed be the name of Elohim forever and ever: for wisdom and might are his:

21And he changes the times and the seasons: he removes kings, and sets up kings: he gives wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding:

22He reveals the deep and secret things: he knows what is in the darkness, and the light dwells with him.

Psalm 111:10
The fear of the Yahweh is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do his commandments: his praise endures forever.

Genesis 5

3And Adam lived 130 years and begat Seth:

6And Seth lived 105 years and begat Enos:

9And Enos lived 90 years and begat Cainan:

12And Cainan lived 70 years and begat Mahalaleel:

15And Mahalaleel lived 65 years, and begat Jared:

18And Jared lived 162 years and he begat Enoch:

21And Enoch lived 65 years and begat Methuselah:

25And Methuselah lived 187 years and begat Lamech.

28And Lamech lived 182 years and begat Noah

Genesis 7:6  And Noah was 600 years old when the flood of waters was upon the earth.

Total years from creation until flood is 1656.

Genesis 11

10Shem begat Arphaxad 2 years after the flood:

12And Arphaxad lived 35 years and begat Salah:

14And Salah lived 30 years and begat Eber:

16And Eber lived 34 years and begat Peleg:

18And Peleg lived 30 years and begat Reu:

20And Reu lived 32 years and begat Serug:

22And Serug lived 30 years and begat Nahor:

24And Nahor lived 29 years and begat Terah:

32And the days of Terah were 205 years: and Terah died in Haran.Genesis 12:4 So Abram departed, as Yahweh had spoken unto him; and Lot went with him: and Abram was 75 years old when he departed out of Haran.

Genesis 21

5And Abraham was 100 years old when his son Isaac was born unto him.

Total years from creation until Isaac is born 2108.

Genesis 15

13And He said unto Abram, know for sure that your seed shall be a stranger in a land that is not theirs, and shall serve them; and they shall afflict them 400 years.

Genesis 25

26And after that came his brother out, and his hand took hold on Esau’s heel; and his name was called Jacob: and Isaac was 60 years old when she bare them.

Genesis 47

1Then Joseph came and told Pharaoh, and said, My father and my brethren, and their flocks, and their herds, and all that they have, are come out of the land of Canaan; and, behold, they are in the land of Goshen.

8And Pharaoh said unto Jacob, How old art thou?

9And Jacob said unto Pharaoh, The days of the years of my pilgrimage are 130 years.

Total years israelites sojourn in canaan  60 + 130 = 190.Total years from creation until israel enters egypt 2298.

Genesis 15

13And He said unto Abram, know for sure that your seed shall be a stranger in a land that is not theirs, and shall serve them; and they shall afflict them 400 years.

Exodus 12

40Now the sojourning of the children of Israel, who dwelt in Egypt, was 430 years.

41And it came to pass at the end of the 430 years, even the selfsame day it came to pass, that all the hosts of the LORD went out from the land of Egypt.

Total years sojourn of abram’s seed is 190 in canaan + 210 in egypt = 400.total years sojourn of children of israel including abram  before his seed was born is 400 + 25(Abram in Canaan) + 5(Abram in Harran) = 430.  total years from creation until exodus is 2508.

1 Kings 6

1And it came to pass in the 480th year after the children of Israel were come out of the land of Egypt, in the 4th year of Solomon’s reign over Israel, in the month Zif, which is the second month, that he began to build the house of Yahweh.

Total years from creation until temple started 2987.

1 Kings 11:42 Solomon reigned in Jerusalem 40 years.

1 Kings 14:21 Rehoboam reigned 17 years in Jerusalem.

1 Kings 15:1-2 Abijam 3 years reigned he in Jerusalem.

1 Kings 15:9-10 Asa  41 years reigned he in Jerusalem.

1 Kings 22:42 Jehoshaphat reigned 25 years in Jerusalem.

2 Kings 8:16-26 Jehoram reigned 8 years in Jerusalem.

Ahaziah reigned 1 year in Jerusalem.

2 Kings 11:1 Athaliah 6 years did reign over the land.

2 Kings 12:1 Jehoash began to reign 40 years in Jerusalem.

2 Kings 14:1-2 Amaziah reigned 29 years in Jerusalem.

2 Kings 15:1-33 Azariah reigned 52 years in Jerusalem.

Jotham reigned 16 years in Jerusalem.

2 Kings 16:1-2  Ahaz reigned 16 years in Jerusalem.

2 Kings 18:1-2 Hezekiah reigned 29 years in Jerusalem.

2 Kings 21:1-19 Manasseh reigned 55 years in Jerusalem.

Amon reigned 2 years in Jerusalem.

2 Kings 22:1 Josiah reigned 31 years in Jerusalem.

Jehoiakim reigned 11 years in Jerusalem.

Zedekiah reigned 11 years in Jerusalem.

Total years from Solomon until Zedekiah is 420.

2 Kings

8And in the 19th year of king Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, came Nebuzaradan,

9And he burnt the house of Yahweh.

Total years from creation until temple burned 3405.

The temple was burned in 586 b.c.e., making the year of creation 3991 b.c.e.

Some important dates in history:

Creation 3991 B.C.E.

Enoch translated to heaven 3004 B.C.E.

Noah’s Flood 2335 B.C.E.

Tower of Babel 2234 B.C.E.

Exodus 1483 B.C.E.

Solomon starts Temple 1004 B.C.E.

Nebuchadnezar Burns Temple 586 B.C.E.

Year 6000 = 2010 C.E.

Biblical chronology records that  Enoch was translated to heaven in 3004 B.C.E.

The ancient Sanskrit writings of the Hindus in India record that Krishna ascended to heaven in 3102 B.C.E.

The ancient Mayans start their calendar in 3114 B.C.E.  This is just 12 years from the year that the Hindus have Krishna ascend to heaven.

Biblical chronology records that  Enoch was translated to heaven in 3004 B.C.E.

The ancient Chinese date the Great Flood to 2357BCE during the time of Yao.

Lieh  Zi, a Taoist who lived in the 5th century BCE; tells of an ancient Chinese  legend of one named Nuwa who repaired the heavens after a great flood.

Biblical chronology has Noah’s Flood at 2335 B.C.E.

Alexander the Great captured Babylon in 331 B.C.E.

The Chaldean priests showed Alexander all their astronomical records going back to the founding of Babylon.

The records went back 1903 years.

331 B.C.E. + 1903 years = 2234 B.C.E. for the founding of Babylon.

Biblical chronology  records the Tower of Babel in 2234 B.C.E.(The Exact Date)

Rome conquered King Philip of Macedonia in 197 B.C.E.

Ancient Roman historians record that from the time of Ninus (Nimrod) until King Philip conquered was 1995 years.

197 B.C.E. + 1995 years = 2192 B.C.E.

Nimrod co-reigned 62 years with his father Cush.

2192 B.C.E. + 62 years = 2254 B.C.E.

Biblical chronology has the Tower of Babel 2234 B.C.E.

The ancient Chinese record that their first king Shun (Nimrod) was the son of Cush.  They record the start of his reign as 2254 B.C.E.

Biblical chronology records the tower of babel as  2234 B.C.E.

Biblical chronology records the Year 6000 as the year 2010 C.E.-2011C.E.

The ancient Mayans record that the current age of this world ends in 2012 C.E.

Therefore since the last Mayan year ends on December 21, 2012C.E., then this means it began on December 21, 2011C.E.(2011-2012 is the year 6001 on the Biblical calendar)

Therefore, we can conclude that the Mayans were trying to predict the beginning of the 7th millenium when the Messiah would return and set-up his kingdom here on Earth.

The Los Lunas Decalogue Stone

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The Los Lunas Decalogue Stone

Israelites from the time of Solomon were wandering about America 2500 years before Columbus discovered it for himself.  This is found in the Scriptures where King Solomon sent out his ships around the world for 3 years at a time.

 

1 Kings 10

21 All King Solomon’s goblets were gold, and all the household articles in the Palace of the Forest of Lebanon were pure gold. Nothing was made of silver, because silver was considered of little value in Solomon’s days. 22 The king had a fleet of trading ships at sea along with the ships of Hiram. Once every three years it returned, carrying gold, silver and ivory, and apes and baboons.

 

The stone inscription is carved in ancient Paleo-Hebrew letters. These are almost identical in shape and font-style with Phoenician characters. Each line in the message is to be read from right to left. In the Hebrew written language there are no vowels. It only uses consonants.

Each statement is separated from the next one by a dot sign. This separation style is not uncommon for old Hebrew or Phoenician inscriptions. E.g. the Middle Eastern Moabite Stone (9th century B.C.E.) follows a similar pattern using dot separators between words.

The Los Lunas inscription starts with the top line, continues on the 3rd line, goes back into the 2nd line (that one was inserted later, hence the smaller line spacing), it then goes on with the left half of the 3rd line and continues all the way down to the last line.

A detailed interlinear translation, which has been compiled from a careful drawing of the Los Lunas inscription, and can be studied below:

Los Lunas Decalogue

Here is a modern-day English translation of the Los Lunas Decalogue:

I am Yahweh your Elohin who has taken you out of the land of Egypt, from the house of slaves. There must be no other elohim before my face. You must not make any idol. You must not take the name of Yahweh in vain. Remember the sabbath day and keep it holy. Honour your father and your mother so that your days may be long in the land that Yahweh your Elohim has given to you. You must not murder. You must not commit adultery. You must not steal. You must not give a false witness against your neighbour. You must not desire the wife of your neighbour nor anything that is his.

 

According to Wikipedia:

“The Los Lunas Decalogue Stone is a large boulder on the side of Hidden Mountain, near Los Lunas, New Mexico, about 35 miles south of Albuquerque, that bears a very regular inscription carved into a flat panel.  The stone is also known as the Los Lunas Mystery Stone or Commandment Rock. The inscription is interpreted to be an abridged version of the Decalogue or Ten Commandments in a form of Paleo-Hebrew.  A letter group resembling the tetragrammaton YHWH, or “Yahweh,” makes three appearances. The stone is controversial in that some claim the inscription is Pre-Columbian, and therefore proof of early Semitic contact with the Americas.

The first recorded mention of the stone is in 1933, when the late professor Frank Hibben (1910-2002), an archaeologist from the University of New Mexico, saw it.  According to a 1996 interview, Hibben was “convinced the inscription is ancient and thus authentic. He report[ed] that he first saw the text in 1933. At the time it was covered with lichen and patination and was hardly visible. He was taken to the site by a guide who had seen it as a boy, back in the 1880s.”

 

REFERENCES FOR FURTHER STUDY
Cline, Donald, “The Los Lunas Stone,” Epigraphic Society Occasional Publications 10 (1982, part 10), 68-73.

Deal, David Allen, Discovery of Ancient America, 1st ed., Kherem La Yah Press, Irvine CA, 1984. 1999 3rd Edition available from David Deal at 1651 Monte Vista Drive, Vista, California 92084 or davebigdeal@cox.net for $9.20, P&H included.

Fell, Barry, “Ancient Punctuation and the Los Lunas Text,” Epigraphic Society Occasional Publicatons 13 (1985), 32-43 and cover photo.

Gordon, Cyrus, “Diffusion of Near East Culture in Antiquity and in Byzantine Times,” Orient 30-31 (1995), 69-81.

Leonard, Phillip M., and William R. McGlone, “An Epigraphic Hoax on Trial in New Mexico,” Epigraphic Society Occasional Publications 17 (1988), 206-219.

Lidzbarski, Mark, Letter Chart in Appendix to Wilhelm Gesenius and Emil Kautzsch, Hebräische Grammatik, 27th ed., Leipzig, 1902.

McGlone, William R., Phillip M. Leonard, James L. Guthrie, Rollin W. Gillespie, and James P. Whittall, Jr., Ancient American Inscriptions: Plow Marks or History? Early Sites Research Society, Sutton MA, 1993.

Moorehouse, George E., “The Los Lunas Inscriptions: A Geological Study,” Epigraphic Society Occasional Publicatons, 13 (1985), 44-50.

Neuhoff, Juergen, “Los Lunas Decalogue” website, with translation of inscription by Stan Fox (1999). (URL updated 12/08)

Skupin, Michael, “The Los Lunas Errata,” Epigraphic Society Occasional Publications 18 (1989), 249-52.

Stonebreaker, Jay, “A Decipherment of the Los Lunas Decalogue Inscription,” Epigraphic Society Occasional Publications 10 (1982, part 1), 74-81.

Tabor, James D. “An Ancient Hebrew Inscription in New Mexico: Fact or Fraud?” United Israel Bulletin Vol. 52, Summer 1997, pp. 1-3.

Underwood, L. Lyle, “The Los Lunas Inscription,” Epigraphic Society Occasional Publications 10 (1982, part 1), 57-67.

How to Prepare a Passover Lamb

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How to Prepare a Lamb for Passover

Things you will need to prepare and roast your lamb:

40 lb. lamb

2 Carving Knives and Forks

Tongs- Long and Strong

Meat Thermometer- 160-170 degrees when done

Basting Brush

Aluminum foil to wrap legs so they won’t burn

Paper Towels

4 Big Bags of Charcoal Pecan or Fruit Wood

Big Trash Bags for Table Cover and Clean-Up

Fireproof Gloves

Wire and Wire Cutters

Matches, Fuel, Smoke Wood, Etc.

Large Roast Pan with Handles to catch vegetables and Juice

Extension Cord for Motor

Plastic, Duct Tape, and 5 bags of Ice to Transport Lamb

Grill, 6 foot Spit, Motor, 2 Spit Supports about 2 foot tall

Hammer, Screwdrivers, Socket Wrench Set, and Pliers

Big Sharp Sturdy Shears or Scissors

Big Strong Disposable Plates

Shovel, Rake, Trowel for Coals

Sand to Put Down Under Coals

Plastic Pitcher to Mix Thick Gravy to Soak and rub Lamb( Lemon Juice, 2 Garlic Minced Heads, 1 Bunch Rosemary, 1 Bunch Chives,  1 Bunch Parsley, 1 Chopped Onion, Oregano, Basil, Red Wine, Balsamic Vinegar, Olive Oil)  Do This Hours Before Cooking.

2 Cups Kosher Sea Salt with Fresh Ground Pepper and 1 head Minced Garlic

5 halved Lemons, 4 Garlic Heads, Onions, Etc. to Sew inside Belly

Big Needle and Thick Cotton Thread

4 Four Inch Metal Skewers to truss stomach

How to prepare and roast your Passover lamb:

1)  You will need a 6 foot spit and 2 foot high holders on each side.

2)  Hours before cooking the lamb, rub it inside and out with sea salt, pepper, parsley, rosemary, garlic, onion, olive oil, lemon, oregano, basil, red wine, and balsamic vinegar.(modify to your liking)

3)  Put the spit through the mouth, stomach, and back end next to spine.

4)  Using two “U” clamps or passing two wires around the skewer and exiting the back of the lamb prevents the lamb from spinning during turning.

5)  Use twine to tightly tie the lamb to the spit so it will stay on and not spin.

6)  Tie up both the front and back legs forward so they don’t droop in the fire.

7)  Make 2 piles of coals 1/3 under shoulders and 2/3 under the rear.

8)  Let coals cook for 1 hour before starting to roast lamb.

9)  Place fire coals in back of fire pit and lamb and spit in front of it with a pan underneath to catch the juices.

10)  It takes 3-4 hours to roast a lamb.

11)  Add more coals to fire about every 15 minutes or so.

12)  Also, use a little bit of water soaked smoke wood every 15 minutes.

13)  Baste lamb with olive oil every half hour.

14)  Drain the stomach juice before taking off the spit.

15)  Let lamb rest for 15 minutes before carving.

Put Clean Shower Curtain on Table and Carve.