Remember Torah to the Tribes 5pm pst
What happened the 1st time you took the pacifier away from your 2yr old? Tantrum Time; Right? That’s why they call it the ‘terrible 2’s’. It is the same with many Christians (Catholic to Charismatic) – The 1st time they hear better accounted for Biblical Truth. On Sunday, Christmas, Easter, Lent, Halloween, Valentine’s, Unclean Food, etc. We love our milk pabulum, our Biblesq story mixes, our spoon-fed Theology that amounts to an Error coated ‘Truth Sickle’ with the Lie sprinkles on top.
There is a myriad of thoughts & emotions that must be processed; grappling with the truth; even if – especially if they are honest. Sadness, Hurt, Confusion, Denial, Out Bursts, Anger, Depression, Embarrassment, Betrayal, a confluence of opposing Thought, Introspection, retroflexion, etc. That can result in actual verbal assault and in the extreme; attacks. Which can result in divided camps – Be it Family, Friends or Church. We all want to hang-on to what we have known as wink-wink ‘The Truth’.
Then if we are at all introspective; there is the facet of realizing how much these not-so-sacred ‘errors’ are embedded within the very fibers of the fabric that is ‘Family & Friends’, what is Society not to mention the chosen religious outlet; be it Church, Assembly or Synagogue .
Those that resist take a variance between 2 positions; Passive or Aggressive. A variation of grown-up ‘Tantrum Time’. At any rate, seek to defend; wanting to spare themselves this process and just go back to the matrix sleep; believing the way they want of their chosen religious/family paradigm.
That process is not over! The Messianic; most have turned the corner; letting go – repenting of their former Christian Church Covenant Lawlessness. Embracing the ‘Jewish’ (even Hebrew Root) paradigm of Lawfulness – Which is really just a different mix set of ‘Errors’ & ‘Truth’. Some better ‘Truth’ mixed with a set of ‘Errors’ that are centuries deep over a multiple of considerations and disciplines.
Most that have found Torah; have nonetheless been indoctrinated – inoculated against finding better ‘Truth’. In relying on the Jews; thinking they’ve got it going on and have for centuries. And suspend discovering the unknown and the not before considered. They seem to have forgotten their exChurch error lesson – that should have taught them to test everything hold to what is good – but not to the exclusion of better ‘Truth’. The sad truth is many even most resort to a Messianic ‘Tantrum Time’.
It’s natural to resist & defend, it many times insures the preservation of what is the Best and most Correct. But many times in the religious arena it is misplaced, misused & misguided; for we are not to rely on what we think we know – We are to seek, test & hold to what Yah said the way Yah said it.
But being too busy or too quick resisting & defending what you think you know makes you gloss over an awareness evidence of truth you should instead inspect and consider of what you should know.
We must realize and know that a ‘version’ of anything is a counterfeit – Be it Church, Messianic, Jewish, Rabbinic or Anti-Missionary.
Faith in Belief allows the comfort of opinion without the struggle of study or thought
[Adapted J.F. Kennedy]
“All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident”. – Arthur Schopenhauer
In the arena of Covenant, Melkizedeq and Rightly Dividing; I have been ridiculed, verbally assaulted & attacked – For what? For finding & upholding the ‘Truth’ in Yahweh’s Scripture? This ridicule, assault & attack is the pious self-righteous religious form of ‘Tantrum Time’ – For they ultimately are not rejecting me – But – Yahweh and His Word.
It’s a variation of – If you don’t like the message (especially if you can’t refute it) look up the messenger’s robe/skirt. Itself is a variation of ‘Tantrum Time’.
In a sea of sacred errors and religious lies – Truth is Treason! For that reason I would rather be guilty of over-testing what is actual truth than under-testing accepting a lie or worse an almost truth.
As I have said there is a mix everywhere you go – the recipes are different – but it’s a mix nonetheless
We need to put away any form of ‘Tantrum Time’. We are to be on that Straight & Narrow path; neither turning to the right nor to the left. It is imperative to remain aware that there is a Christian Church Ditch on 1 side & a Jewish Rabbinic Ditch on on the other.
Discernment is not simply differentiating between right and wrong; but includes discerning to know the difference between right and almost right. (Adapted from ~ C.H. Spurgeon)
We are to ‘reason’ (Isa.1:18) – ‘reason’ requires intelligence – intelligence involves the ability to make increasingly finer distinctions.
We all must realize; that we here today have been born into an already ongoing deception program that we will either just accept and defend – or – test, try to correct or leave.
“Maturity involves researching and verifying the Truth; striving to make the appropriate changes without searching for loopholes that fuel defense, procrastination or excuse”. -
Dr. David L. Perry Th.D.
Rebekah begins new phase of ministry training and formation
I’m (Isaac/Chris here) hijacking Rebekah’s Facebook page to organize an online gradation party for her…..
Current President of Hebrew Roots Club at Boise State University
After 25 years Rebekah is graduating! On Dec. 19, 2014 she will receive a B.A. in Multidisciplinary Studies. She has worked so hard for the last year and a half to complete this degree. She has been on the Dean’s List each semester and has been in school four semesters straight now with no breaks. She gets up every day at stupid-thirty and pours herself into whatever is in front of her. It has been a hard year financially including a couple of recent setbacks, but Rebekah is more dedicated than ever to the growth of our ministry and the formation of Teshuvah College.
I love Rebekah very much and am so lucky to have had a front row seat as this story unfolds. It is my pleasure to invite you all to share in this story with us.
Send her your love and a graduation gift here: https://www.youcaring.com/Rebekahs-Graduation-and-Beyond
This Passion For Truth / Jim Staley video is quite good explaining Christmas/Easter origins that still persist today. I will extend this to friends and family and want to make you aware of this for the same purpose.
He does do a broad-brush stroke of the feasts saying things like ‘8 Days of Passover’ and ‘8 Days of Sukkot/Tabernacles’ – Both which are not strictly correct.
While; I am saddened at Jim Staley’s current stance on the Melkizedeq Priesthood but at this level He does well – We can agree with the truth of this presentation
Obedience vs Sacrifice
Hosea 6:6 For I desired <chaphets> mercy <checed>, and not sacrifice <zebach>; and the knowledge <da`ath> of Elohim <‘elohiym> more than burnt offerings <`olah>.
7 But they like men <‘adam> have transgressed <`abar> the covenant <b@riyth>: there have they dealt treacherously <bagad> against me.
These verses are speaking about ‘Obedience’ – You say I don’t see that stated in the text. But look closer and understand that there can be no <checed> (loving kindness or ‘mercy’) without a Covenant (Dr. Norman Snaith, The Distinctive Ideas of the Old Testament).
There is no point to speak about ‘Covenant’ or the ‘knowledge of Elohim’ if your intent lacks ‘Obedience’ and if that is not enough; look at v:7. It clearly laments the lack of ‘Obedience’ to ‘the covenant’ in the words – ‘transgressed’, ‘treacherously’, ‘against me’.
The Israelites were to obey the Melkizedeq Covenants YHWH’s Oath (Gen.12), Abraham’s Promise Guarantee (Gen.15), Circumcision – the ‘sign’ of the Covenant (Gen.17), the Melkizedeq Book of the Covenant (Ex.19:5 thru 24:8) – but they did not (Ex.32).
The only 1 to survive the Ex.32 breach was YHWH’s Oath (Gen.12). Heb 6:13 says it this way … because he could swear by no greater, he sware by himself… And what most miss; YHWH’s Oath did not involve us – YHWH’s Oath is the only truly ‘unconditional covenant’
There would be others that followed starting with Ex.34 but these would all be under Yah’s Plan ‘B’ breach patch Levitical Priesthood; which was ‘glorious’ – certainly much better than complete annihilation (Ex.32:10)
2Cor 3:11 For if that which is done away was glorious, much more that which remaineth is glorious.
Heb 7:12 For the priesthood being changed, there is made of necessity a change also of the law.
Ezk 20:24 Because they had not executed my (Melkizedeq) judgments, but had despised my (Melkizedeq) statutes, and had polluted my (Melkizedeq) sabbaths, and their eyes were after their fathers’ (pagan) idols. 25 Wherefore I gave them also (Levitical) statutes that were not good, and (Levitical) judgments whereby they should not live;
Acts 15:10 Now therefore why tempt ye Yah, to put a yoke upon the neck of the disciples, which neither our fathers nor we were able to bear?
What ‘remains’ is the Melkizedeq Priesthood and its Melkizedeq Law, Covenants and Instruction – Yah’s 1st choice – the original – superior – Plan ‘A’
In the words of Matthew Nolan – “the Melkizedeq Priesthood is much more user friendly”
So – Which will you choose? 1] to learn of and obey the Melkizedeq Priesthood under the ‘my burden is light’ Yahshua the Melkizedeq High Priest?, – or – 2] continue to Labor and Sacrifice under the Plan ‘B’ Levitical Priesthood that actually has turned into a version counterfeit perpetrated by the Pharisee/Rabbis
Mt.23:38 “See! Your house (of Judah complete with no legitimate from Torah Levitical Priests in a fully functioning Levitical Priesthood) is left to you desolate;
Adhering to the way it was (including version) – Is not Obeying the genuine way it is.
1Ptr.2:9 But ye are a chosen generation, a royal (Melek – Kingly) priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light: (Ex.19:5-6) – The Melkizedeq Priesthood
The ‘Church’ by and large denies any ‘commonwealth of Israel’ involvement in this drama – But read Gen.48:19, Acts 15:19-21, Rom.11:25, Eph.2:11-12, Heb.4:2, etc.