The Pendulum

The Pendulum

There is a dynamic that must be addressed – that of those who have found the Hebrew Roots of the Christian ‘faith'; have come (for the most part) from a grace-no-law stance to that of finding, becoming amiable to and keeping Covenant law – which does need to happen in a discerning metered way.

But that pendulum (in most cases) has swung too far

Most have actually found and go on to defend a Jewishized version – a Levitical version – even a Rabbinic version of Torah and even a version the words of Moses. Of what is supposed to be the authentic Melkizedeq Hebrew Roots that (Rom.4:16) Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Jacob’s 12 sons and the 12 Tribes of Israel before the Melkizedeq Covenant break of Ex.32; walked in and were to walk in. Intelligently; that ‘we’ are still to walk in (Heb.4:2).

We have no choice but to realize; that a version of something is a highjack – a counterfeit ie not the the full, unvarnished, untarnished Truth.

We are to ‘rightly divide’ the word of truth ie Torah. We must realize that even YHWH’s Plan ‘B’ 2nd choice Levitical Law version; He Himself called ‘not good’ (Ezk.20:25).

2Tim.2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto Yah, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

Yes we are to ‘love’ and extend love and understanding to those who are exploring and finding their way. I can understand that ‘the truth will come’ – It is supposed to come; that’s what Acts 15:10-21 is all about. But there is a dynamic even in this; being that if we don’t go on; that is to stay at that level is to cater to and foster a certain diminished level of ‘arrested development’. We are to mature in the ‘Truth’ – Yah’s ‘Truth'; to do anything less is to perpetrate and be guilty of Rom.10:2-3;

We need to develop fully equipped disciples instead of ill-equipped ‘ain’ts’

Rom.10:2 For I bear them record that they have a zeal of ‘God’, but not according to knowledge. 3 For they being ignorant of Yah’s righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of Yah.

All of us are to go on to Yah’s Spiritual Maturity; (Note, these are Yahshua’s words)

Mt 6:33 But seek ye first the kingdom of Yah, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

Did you notice the 2 phrases? – ‘the righteousness of Yah’, ‘the kingdom of Yah, and his righteousness’. ‘kingdom’ in Hebrew is ‘Malakah’, YHWH is the King or ‘Melek’ and ‘righteousness’ is ‘Zedek or in other words in Hebrew – Melkizedeq

Just to touch on it lightly – (as an awareness) Yah’s Plan ‘A’ 1st choice was the Melkizedeq Priesthood – That the Israelites broke (Ex.32:10) – They were thrust under the Plan ‘B’ 2nd choice Levitical Priesthood (Num.3:12/Heb.7:11/Ezk.20:10-25); until the death and resurrection of Yahshua our Melkizedeq High Priest (Heb.7:21); reinstituting Yah’s Plan ‘A’ 1st choice of the Melkizedeq Priesthood reconnecting to the original; Yah’s Plan ‘A’ 1st choice Melkizedeq Priesthood.

We are being called back into Yah’s Plan ‘A’ 1st choice Melkizedeq Priesthood (Heb.7:12);

1Ptr.2:9 But ye are a chosen generation, a royal 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: (Compare to Ex.19:5-6)

Notice ‘a royal priesthood’ or a Kingly/Melek Priesthood ie the Melkizedeq Priesthood.

This is what we need to know – this is what needs to be ‘tabled’ to consider and understand along with Love and Understanding – Not summarily decided by (given if they’re even aware of it) our Pastors, Rabbis, Teachers and Higher-ups to shield us from; to hide from us what they do not yet or worse will not; or cannot understand.

Hiding or derailing the Truth is Not Loving or Understanding

Consider this from a comment on TWR

By Ria Yeriel Wilson @ “The weird thing in all of this, Dave, is that those who choose the Jewishized version will judge those who choose the Melchizedeq way to be non-Torah keepers. It’s not just ignorance of the truth. Even when one who is learning to understand the difference, tries to explain it, they still choose the Jewishized version”.

Sadly; not only ‘choose’ but even defend, promote and protect ‘the version’, all the while ignoring, denouncing to out-right coming and acting against the Melkizedeq Priesthood

The Word of ‘Yah’ is free

To Those that quip ‘The Word of ‘God’ is free’

Mounting an objection of paying money for books

If you would assert or hide behind such – You need to expand your awareness and adjust your opinion

‘The Word of ‘Yah’ is free’ – Yes; but the book of the word and the research of it isn’t!

Now think back – To when you ‘bought’ your Bible – most spend about $25 to $40 or more – It wasn’t free was it?

I’m not offering the Bible – I’m offering my research of the Bible

Most will not take the time to research what needs to be researched and make the connections of what needs to be connected to have the awareness of what they need to be aware of (Prv.16:16; 25:2).

Now understand what this means;

Gal 6:6 Let him that is taught in the word communicate (share / give) unto him that teacheth in all good things.

My time – Years worth of effort, books, apps, tapes, CD’s, research, study, classes, reading & re-reading, seminars, travel, websites, publishing costs, book layout costs, editing costs, etc. – for 15 bucks ??? Get Real!

I will speak for myself – I would have much rather paid 15 bucks (or 10x’s that) than to have gone thru all that.

“The ultimate ignorance is the blind opinion charged rejection of any issue; coupled with the arrogant absence of correct knowledge which refuses to investigate what is known little or nothing about” – Dr. David L. Perry Th.D.

Name Update

Name Update

Acts 15:19-21 is the clearest New Testament directive that all believers whether Jewish or Gentile (‘we’ v:21) are to be learning the words of Moses – in Assembly – on Shabbat. Yahshua Himself stated that ‘Moses wrote of Me’ (Lk.24:27, Jn.1:45, Jn.5:39; 46-47). So we are left with no other rational choice, if we want to learn of Yahshua HaMeshiach (Christ) we will include the Torah.

Yet there is a problem – most that revere Torah and revere Moses have nonetheless deferred to the replacement Rabbinics of the Rabbi’s. Much of the Church teachings of Law come ultimately from a Jewish and/or Rabbinic source. If we just go along to get along or accept what is asserted / what is said without studied / discerned investigation we have not learned our ex- ‘church’ error lesson very well.

Case in point; Most Rabbinic, Orthodox, Reform, Conservative, etc. Hebrew Roots, Messianic Jews/Israel alike recite the ‘Shama’ of Dt.6:4 and the Aaronic Blessing of Num.6 saying ‘Adonai Eloheynu’ – Adonai, Adonai; this and that Adonai. The problem is Moses did not write ‘Adonai Eloheynu’ at Dt.6:4; he wrote ‘YHWH Eloheynu’ (Elohim in some Bibles – Both being a singular plural). Num.6:27 uses the dynamic of Hebrew literature; restating to stress the point “ …they shall put my name upon the children of Israel; and I will bless them”;

That “Name” occurring four times (Num.6:22-27) is Yahweh. The third commandment Ex.20:7 of the Book of the Covenant (Ex.19:5-24:8) suffers similar abuse. So; believer you decide are we learning the words of Moses or replacements of the Rabbi’s? Point – Are we truly being ‘blessed’ by the disobedient as they disobey? However you feel about Nehemia Gordon; he is correct of this assessment – the Rabbis have turned what is supposed to be ‘the Aaronic Blessing’ into an “Ironic blessing”’.

Very briefly the problem is this; ‘adonai’ is a legitimate Hebrew word, it does occur in scripture some 460 times. Near something upward to 1/3rd of those references refer to men; example – Abraham is called ‘adonai’ (Gen.23:6). The ‘tetragrammaton’ YHWH (Yahweh) occurs 6827 times. Do you see the problem? They (the Pharisaic / Rabbis) have taken the 5% to cover up the 95% – taking the legitimate (‘adonai’) and using it illegitimately.

Like it or not, this is an example of twisting the Scripture; even worse using Scripture to cover and obscure Scripture. Further to manipulate and alter Scripture under the most astir and noble of pretense – Protecting His Name; – the problem is Yahweh never asks for His Name to be hidden from His people. Quite the contrary; He commands that His Name ‘Yahweh’ be placed on His people – That we use His name with respect & caution, but that does not include ‘non-use’ – Thank you mister Rabbi, Pastor, Minister, Reverend, Assembly leader, etc. sir.

I do concede that there are three main alternates of the ‘tetragrammaton’ – YHWH, YHVH and YHUH. I do also concede that none of us can know with absolute certainty what that correct pronunciation is – thanks to the Pharisees and Rabbis.

However; there are clues and evidences you may want to study and process, including; the Babylonian Jewish captivity ‘vav’ originally being the Paleo-Hebrew ‘waw’. Clements of Alexandra (150 c.e.) phonetically sounding out the Greek: I A OU E – as ‘Yahweh’. That even if one asserts a ‘Yeho’ or a ‘Yahu’ prefix, that transition to the suffix whether ‘eh’ (short ‘e’), ‘ah’ or ‘Ah’ (short ‘a’ or long ‘A’) will naturally/innately produce a ‘W’ sound not a ‘V’. Please audibly actually try it out. Our own English ‘U, V, W’ showing a similarity of progression with ‘V’ being used as a ‘U’ in many Old English spellings. The fact that we say ‘double U’ but we write ‘double V’, etc.

We do know one thing for certain; that ‘Adonai’ or it’s alternate ‘LORD/Lord’ (or ‘God’) is not that Name! – revealing Rabbinic tampering and Christian Cleric ignorance at best, disobedience at worst.

Also see – http://www.truthseek.net/Yahweh.html – or -
http://ha-shem.followersofyah.com/, etc.

You’ll also want to note that Ex.20:24 of the Book of the Covenant (Ex.19:5-24:8-11) is quite telling;

Ex 20:24 An altar of earth thou shalt make unto me, and shalt sacrifice thereon thy burnt offerings, and thy peace offerings, thy sheep, and thine oxen: in all places where I record <zakar> my name I will come unto thee, and I will bless thee.

02142. rkz zakar, zaw-kar’
a primitive root; properly, to mark (so as to be recognized), i.e. to remember; by implication, to mention; also (as denominative from 2145) to be male:–X burn (incense), X earnestly, be male, (make) mention (of), be mindful, recount, record(-er), remember, make to be remembered, bring (call, come, keep, put) to (in) remembrance, X still, think on, X well.
See Hebrew 02145 (zakar)

‘where I record <zakar> my name’ -or- where I cause my name [to be mentioned, remembered or recognized <zakar>] – “I will come unto thee, and I will bless thee.” – That’s a Covenant Promise! IF we will ‘do it’ – not turn around in a flip with the attitude ‘Oh that was real'; then preach sermons, teach teachings and sing songs about ‘how great is our God'; with a ‘Name above all names’ then no mention of it!

We must take note – That it’s a heck of a dynamic to bring out a truth then Not be changed by it.

This is an update exert of my book – ‘Back to the Melchizedek Future’

About Healing

About Healing

A Messianic Pastor at Sukkot whom I have respected in past times (and still do in a guarded/metered way) for he has increasingly and consistently excused not following the words of Moses; while following the words of the Rabbis – he excuses not using the Name of Yah (YHWH ie Yahweh); instead using the name of the Rabbis; Adonai including “LORD/Lord” – he excuses following Jewish/Rabbinic replacements, customs and holidays; he allows those known to question and/or out right denounce the deity of Yahshua to teach the congregation while stymieing/sequestering/ignoring others that do believe – all the while saying ‘Do it God’s way’ and speaking of the ‘one new man’.

On the positive side he does allow discussion of opposing view points, he is moving to ‘one new man’ (all the way past the errors to the original remains to be seen), he did make the effort to form a Messianic Halakah fact finding committee that he suspended only part way thru 2yrs ago. Hopefully it will resume. He does use copious Bible in his addresses – 1 Sunday friend said “it’s the most Bible I’ve heard anywhere”. He has said that he is committed to following the Bible and not necessarily the Jewish stuff. He did lament that it “takes time to turn a ship” (whether lament or excuse remains to be seen).

This same ‘Pastor’ gave a presentation of what amounts to a ‘left-handed’ excuse for both why healing (if given at all) is delayed and why we do not see physical healing in this our modern times. He was leading the audience to conclude that their suffering was a sacrifice to/for “God” – That he also had pain and suffering “but so what?; who cares?” (his words) – That pain and suffering was a way to show others our submission and sacrifice – to teach them (a wild-card nebulous) ~something~ – ???. Telling the audience if they truly wanted to be in “God’s” will they would submit to suffering as “God’s” instrument – for His greater glory and purpose (what ever that is?).

Sounds pretty good; if you want to excuse not seeing/realizing authentic healing – If you want to explain away and obscure the real reason we are not seeing/realizing authentic consistent across-the-board healing – Not Following the Covenant!

But then he would have to admit that he and therefore his congregation are Not following Covenant. Yet this same ‘Pastor’ has made a valid point in the past – saying; ‘we need healing now, not then’.

We all must realize that following a ‘version’ of the Covenant – a ‘version’ of Torah – a ‘version’ of Moses – a ‘version’ of the Bible, is a ‘highjack’ – a counterfeit; which amounts to ‘Sin’ – Missing the Mark – Not The Truth! Certainly Not the fully-accounted-for Truth without mix. A non-obedience that also involves the dis-obedient 1-up-manship of the Jews and Rabbis.

Please pray for this Pastor and Congregation and the ones like them – Yahweh has always said;

Isa 59:1 ¶ Behold, YHWH’s hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear: 2 But your iniquities have separated between you and your Elohim, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear. (1Ptr.2:24)

The original Nation of Israel’s National ‘sin’ was the breaking of the Melkizedeq Book of the Covenant (Ex.32 note v:10). This they/we have continually done from that point on (Jer.6:16).

Healing is a covenant benefit – to those that keep the Melkizedeq Covenant. Sure He makes His rain to fall on the just & the unjust – But if He does so; He is trying to draw them into Keeping Covenant. How much more so a group/a congregation of those that claim to believe but do not search and study the Hebrew Truth of their Bible or think for themselves (Acts 17:11).

Yes; there is that possibility that Yah has a plan for some; but the wholesale suffering of everyone? – that names the Name Yahshua and say they strive to keep the Covenant? (Jn.14:21, Mt.7:13-23) – But are actually led to keep and led by an unresearched/unstudied inaccurate ‘version’ (which is a counterfeit) of it?

Isa 53:5 But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we *are* (present tense) healed.

When Paul raised the dead – When Peter healed with just his shadow; those guys kept Covenant like we only talk about. That some will excuse to another conclusion; like a suffering for ‘God’ sacrifice?

How much more authentic from Yahweh healing would we see if we in class action actually submitted to obey researched Truth – lost the errors; trashed the lies, put away the Levitical ‘mindset’ and kept the Melkizedeq Covenant under Yahshua; our Melkizedeq High Priest (Ps.110/Heb.7)?

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

The choice is yours – The decision is His

Books

Those that will not read have no advantage over those that cannot read – Mark Twain

“The ultimate ignorance is the blind opinion charged rejection of any issue; coupled with the arrogant absence of correct knowledge which refuses to investigate what is known little or nothing about” – Dr. David L. Perry Th.D.

            

Brief Synopsis outline of;

‘The Covenants of Promise’– Deals with the ‘The Covenants of Promise’ of Eph.2:12. Identifying the Biblical Covenants that attach directly to Abraham’s Promise Covenant of Gen.15. Distinguishing these various Melchizedek Covenants as distinct from Levitical Law (Gal.3:10; 19 / Heb.7:11-12). And the caveats involved with these various Melchizedek Covenants – Which always involve 5 issues – 1] a Proposal, 2] an Acceptance, 3] a Blood Ratification and 4] a ‘Covenant Confirming Meal’ – Which always involves 5] a direct attachment to Gen.12 thru Gen.15

‘Back to the Melchizedek Future’– Deals with the return to the original Melchizedek Priesthood (1Ptr.2:9). Ex.19:5-6 is the original open invitation call to that Melchizedek Priesthood. When the Israelites broke the Ex.19 Covenant with the ‘Gold Calf’ (Ex.32) – They had defiled themselves; no longer eligible to be Melchizedek Priests (This included Aaron and Aaron’s Sons). They were thrust under the Levitical Priesthood (Num.3:12 / Heb.7:11-12) for the next 15 centuries until Yahshua – the High Priest after the Order of Melchizedek (Heb.7:17; 26). Reconnecting the New Covenant Melchizedek Priesthood (1Pt.2:9) with the Melchizedek Priesthood of the Original Covenant.

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Matthew Nolan on Yom Kippur

Matthew Nolan on Melkizedeq Yom Kippur

http://torahwithoutrabbinics.wordpress.com/2014/10/05/matthew-nolan-on-yom-kippur/

Did You catch http://torahtothetribes.com/live/ ???

This is part of the eMail I sent Last night

On Oct 4, 2014, at 7:01 PM, yst@yahsspiritoftruth.com wrote: Matthew – That was powerful – You brought out so much more – In a more fully-accounted-for way – The lady that spoke of miqvah – I could hear that she was authentically moved – That was confirming – I wish/pray that more/All would see the same vision. …

This is part of His response

On Oct 5, 2014, at 1:31 PM, Halleluyah, Matthew Nolan wrote: We’ve got a ton of positive feedback so far and thank YAHWEH for you being a great part (Video time 32:12) of this amazing puzzle of revelation!
Love you my cohenim brother! …

Matthew
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This is the archive

Please Read Acts 17:11 FIRST!; then view with that mind & heart – Then after the Video read – ‘About Atonement’ & ‘Ezk.40-38′ on TWR

Ezekiel 40-48

Ezekiel 40-48

I know there are those that would bring up the ‘Millennial Reign’ after this age when there is a resurgence of The Levitical Priesthood complete with animal sacrifices

But I will ask you some questions – have you read Ezekiel 40-48? Really? really Closely?

Consider this augmented quote
“(The) stubborn fact is that Ezekiel’s reconstituted nation was to INCLUDE ALL THE TWELVE TRIBES — whereas the Jews (or “the house of Judah” is but a fragment of All of Israel 12 tribes – “the house of Judah” consists of Judah, Benjamin and a partial tribe of Levi – mine). From whatever point of view it may be regarded, a Zionist rebuild of the Temple, even if possible, would fail to meet the above requirements. … it may safely be concluded that the LAST NINE CHAPTERS of Ezekiel are NOT to be regarded as a forecast of what ‘is’ to be — but only as a conditional outline of WHAT (could have) MIGHT HAVE BEEN.” – http://www.hope-of-israel.org/ezekielstemple.html – Ezk 17:23-24, Isa 2:2-3;

In absolute confirmation of this

Eze 40:4 And the man said to me, “Son of man, look with your eyes and hear with your ears, and fix your mind on everything I show you; for you were brought here so that I might show them to you. Declare to the house of Israel everything you see.”
&
Ezk 43:2 Elohim of Israel
Ezk 43:7 the children of Israel – the house of Israel
Ezk 43:10 describe the temple to the house of Israel
Ezk 44:2 YHWH Elohim of Israel
Ezk 44:6 to the rebellious, to the house of Israel
Ezk 44:9 among the children of Israel.
Ezk 44:10 when Israel went astray
Ezk 44:12 the house of Israel
Ezk 44:22 the house of Israel
Ezk 45:6 the whole house of Israel.
Ezk 45:8 the house of Israel, according to their tribes
Ezk 45:17 the house of Israel.
Ezk 47:13 the twelve tribes of Israel
Ezk 47:21 the tribes of Israel.
Ezk 47:22 the children of Israel; the tribes of Israel.
Ezk 48:11 “It shall be for the priests of the sons of Zadok, who are sanctified, who have kept My charge, who did not go astray when the children of Israel went astray, as the Levites went astray.
Ezk 48:19 all the tribes of Israel
Ezk 48:29 the tribes of Israel
&
Ezk 48:31 ‘(the gates of the city shall be named after the tribes of Israel), the three gates northward: one gate for Reuben, one gate for Judah, and one gate for Levi;
32 And at the east side … three gates; and one gate of Joseph, one gate of Benjamin, one gate of Dan.
33 And at the south side … three gates; one gate of Simeon, one gate of Issachar, one gate of Zebulun.
34 At the west side … three gates; one gate of Gad, one gate of Asher, one gate of Naphtali.
– – This is confirmed at Rev 21:12-13

There is No mention of the Jews, Judah or the house of Judah in Ezk.40-48 doing anything as it relates to the text; its all about the Levites ministering to or for the people – Israel – All 12 Tribes!

Even if you have reservations accepting any of this; and would opt for the traditional Millennial view

Who will set this up? – Yahweh? or a bunch of out of order – Torah usurping Rabbis???

Did you notice the division?

The regular Levites are only allowed to minister to the people

While Son’s of Zadok & Son’s of Aaron (still Levite) are only allowed to minister to Yah

You can read Ezk 44:10-16 on your own

Ezk 48:11 “It shall be for the priests of the sons of Zadok, who are sanctified, who have kept My charge, who did not go astray when the children of Israel went astray, as the Levites went astray.

There’s a point most need to know – All Son’s of Zadok are Son’s of Aaron; All Son’s of Aaron are Levite – But – Not All Levites are Son’s of Aaron and not All Son’s of Aaron are Son’s of Zadok

Just like – All Jews are Israelite, All Israelite are Hebrew – But – Not All Hebrews are Israelite, and Not All Israelites are Jews – or Levite or any of the other Tribe

Huh? – Explained – All that live in LA, live in California; All that live in California live in the US, – But – Not All that live in the US, live in California; Not All that live in California live in LA

Did you catch that? they (the Son’s of Aaron/Son’s of Zadok) are only allowed to minister ‘to’ Yah – Not ‘with’ Yah – Just like The regular Levites minister to the people Not ‘with’ the people

Are you a Levite? If not; it does not even include you – 1Ptr.2:9 is your only choice

And there are other anomalies – http://www.hope-of-israel.org/ezekielstemple.html

At any rate – The lowest ranking Mlkzdq Priest is *never* under the Highest ranking Lev. Priest

I can say that on the Authority of (Mt.11:11, Heb.7:7)

Mt 11:11 Verily I say unto you, Among them that are born of women there hath not risen a greater than John the Baptist: notwithstanding he that is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he.

This is a Mlkzdq declaration – the Malakah – kingdom of heaven is Mlkzdq – John the Baptist – Lev.

Heb.7:7 And without all contradiction the less [Lev] is blessed of the better [Mlk].

Clearly the lowest passed from death to life Melkizedeq Priest ; Will Not / Can Not be under the Highest Levitical Priest – including The Sons of Zadok, The Sons of Aaron or great John the Baptist

The Levitical Priesthood is directly because of Covenant breach – its a Plan ‘B’ stand in/JV Priesthood

The Millennium age is earthly – haSatan will be released at the end of this 1000yrs – Specifically to see whom he can deceive Rev 20:3; 7-8 – Definitely not the Heavenly Kingdom

Besides all this by Torah – if you are not a Levite (like most of us including Yahshua) – You have no part of The Levitical Priesthood – from Torah, here & now, or The Millennial age.

Your only choice from 1Ptr.2:9; The Melkizedeq Priesthood – called to the Royal/Kingly/Melek Priesthood to dispense righteousness Zedek – Melkizedeq

Act 17:11 These (Berean Jews v:10) were more noble than those (Jews v:1) in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.

A ‘ready’ mind is not a closed already made up mind; neither is it a gullible mind. Search the scriptures daily, to see if things are so; would tend to guard against either position. Weigh the evidence; study this out – add to your faith understanding – add to your understanding knowledge – add to your knowledge wisdom and to your wisdom resolve (Eph.4:14).