If any one is interested and is able

If any one is interested and is able

I and my wife and a few friends this Shabbat December 27th
will be at

Remnant of Truth Congregation

This is their announcement

Shabbat shalom! Remnant of Truth Congregation is pleased to announce that beginning on December 27th our new place of teaching and fellowship will be at: 9503 E. Slauson Ave. in the city of Pico Rivera CA every Saturday at 2pm. Hope to see you all there!

PS Bring a dish for Oneg Fellowship after service

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UNTIL THE SEED

UNTIL THE SEED

In his article – UNTIL THE SEED SHOULD COME by Dr. Daniel Botkin

“… So obviously some of the Torah’s commands are still binding for Christians. And, according to Galatians 3:19, part of the Torah was meant to last only “until the Seed should come.” The Big Question is: Which part of the Torah was meant to last only until the coming of the Seed? Who gets to decide which Torah commands Christians can ignore and which ones they should still obey? And what is the basis for determining whether a commandment is abolished or still binding? The anti-nomian view cannot answer these questions.”

Daniel Botkin is correct “The anti-nomian view cannot answer these questions.” However; the answer Daniel Botkin seeks – The answer all the name HR presenters should seek – The answer all Bible preachers and teachers should seek – is found at the ‘rightly dividing’ point of the Levitical vs the Melkizedeq Priesthood. So; “Who gets to decide…”? Torah! TaNaK and the NT/NC – Yahweh!

Who can intelligently ignore this? – NO One !

2Cor.3:11 ‘… that which is passing away was glorious, much more that which remains is glorious’.

2Cor.3:13 ‘… the children of Israel could not steadfastly look to the end of that which is abolished:..’

You may remember from “The Rightly Dividing Point” dealing with ‘remain’; that we have a problem. “We intelligently know that ‘remain’ cannot be ‘remain’ unless it was established before – Right? But by the same token there is no awareness sense to use ‘remain’ as an informational marker in a sentence unless something did not ‘remain’ – Right? What we now have is a ‘both-and’ situation not an ‘either-or’; we have to use discernment. For that we must let the Bible interpret itself. The Apostle Paul is an indispensable resource, for he deals with these Gospel-Torah matters guided by Yahshua (Gal.1:11-12) studied for three years (v:18).”

The Apostle/exPharisee Paul is demonstrating something very profound; a mid position – The Church is incorrect to say, hold to & teach that ‘it all changed’ for the positive side of ‘remain’ does not allow for this to be true. Some thing/s does/do continue that was established before. Before the Birth, Death and resurrection of Yahshua Messiah.

The Jews (on the other hand) including Hebrew Roots, Messianic, etc. are also incorrect to say, hold to & teach that ‘nothing has changed’ for the negative side of ‘remain’ does not allow for this to be true either. Some thing/s does/do NOT continue that were established before.

This is further evidenced by;

Gen 49:10 The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, *until* Shiloh come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be.

Ezk.20:24 Because they had not executed my judgments, but had despised my statutes, and had polluted my sabbaths, and their eyes were after their fathers’ idols. 25 Wherefore I gave them *also* statutes that were ~Not~ good, and judgments whereby they should ~Not~ live;

In his Book – The New Covenant Validates Torah: A Response to Christianity’s Assault …
By John K. McKee

“… Now we quote Hebrews 7:18-19 from the Complete Jewish Bible;

“ Thus on the one hand, the earlier rule is set aside because of its weakness and inefficiency (for the Torah did not bring anything to the goal); and, on the other hand, a hope for something better is introduced, through which we are drawing nearer to God” (CJB)

Concerning this verse, Stern states, “a reason for the transformation of Torah” (v:12) is that the Levitical Priesthood set up by the Torah in the form that Moses received it from God was based on a rule… concerning physical decent from [Levi’s} son Gershon in the case of [priests] in general and from Gershon’s great grand son [Aaron] in the case of the [High Priest]. While [Phinihas], [Aaron’s] grandson, was given the covenant of the everlasting priesthood’ (Numbers 25:13). {Yahshua} by himself has an everlasting priesthood by the power of an indestructible life… This sets aside the need for a system of passing on the priesthood from generation to generation as is stated explicitly in [Hebrews 7:23-25]”

1st of all this Jewish/Hebrew Roots knee-jerk rush to translate all occurrences of “law” in the NT to “Torah” trying to add ‘clarity’ is nonetheless a definition convoluted mess. The NT ID’s 19 categories of law – so we have 19 different Torahs? This just adds exacerbation to an already confused situation.

However this McKee quote of Stern does reveal an excellent point;

Yahshua (The Melkizedeq High Priest) by himself has an everlasting (Melkizedeq) priesthood by the power of an indestructible life… This sets aside the need for a (Levitical) system of passing on the priesthood from generation to generation as is stated explicitly in [Hebrews 7:23-25]”

Heb 7:18 For there is verily a disannulling of the commandment <entole> going before for the weakness and unprofitableness thereof. 19 For the law made nothing perfect, but the bringing in of a better hope did; by the which we draw nigh unto Yah. (KJV)

the commandment <entole>

1785. entolh entole, en-tol-ay’
from 1781; injunction, i.e. an authoritative prescription:–commandment, precept.

The “injunction” / commandment – The “authoritative prescription” to preserve life – included none other than Num.3:12 (Levitical system) brought about by the ‘Gold Calf’ Ex.32 (see v:10) Covenant breach of the (Melkizedeq) ‘Book of the Covenant’ of Ex.19:5 thru 24:8

I Doh Wanna

I Doh Wanna

We have a situation among Christians – Messianics – and even Jews; it goes along with my article ‘Tantrum Time’ – https://torahwithoutrabbinics.wordpress.com/2014/12/17/tantrum-time/
In this article I state;

“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.”

The article goes on to include;

“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.”

I want to give credit to the Christian Comedian ‘Jeff Allen’ that has coined the phrase ‘I Doh Wanna’ depicting a defiant toddler in his ‘Apostles of Comedy’ routine.

The situation is – Yahweh has given awareness that includes; law – instruction – & guidelines; that many respond to much as a way-ward youngster would in the words – ‘I Doh Wanna’

Yah says in His 10 Comd’ts (Ex.20:8-11) Shabbat/Sabbath; the 7th Day is His day of Worship & Rest – But most Christians, Christian Church denominations and Catholics respond with – ‘I Doh Wanna’

Yah says in Ex.23 & Lev.23 that we, not just Jews are to keep His ‘mowedim’ – Feastdays. But most Christians, Christian Church denominations and Catholics respond with – ‘I Doh Wanna’

Oh they do retain the Weekly/Annual covenant structure but without the content – instead of a weekly Sabbath its a weekly Sunday, instead of Passover its Easter, instead of 7 Days of Unleaven Bread its Lent, instead of The Day of Trumpets its Halloween, instead of Sukkot/Tabernacles its Christmas, etc. – Cause – ‘I Doh Wanna’

This proves that Satan has his calendar; based on / copied from YHWH calendar. But the popular ‘Gregorian’ calendar is the 1 taught and adhered to; while Yah’s is not – Cause – ‘I Doh Wanna’

Yahweh told us which meats were clean and why. But most disregard this – Cause – ‘I Doh Wanna’

But then there is the Messianic that routinely use ‘Lord’, ‘LORD’, ‘God’ and ‘Jesus’ much as the Christians do but alternate using Adonai, haShem and ‘Yeshua’ much as they have learned from the Jewish / Rabbinic in place of the tetragrammaton (YHWH) that Moses wrote – Cause – ‘I Doh Wanna’

They’ll say Adonai in place of what Moses wrote at Dt.6:4, Num.6:22-27, Ex.20:7; routinely listening to the Rabbis – Cause – ‘I Doh Wanna’

They disregard ‘Hallelu-Yah’ evidencing Ps.68:4 ‘Yah’ but then also disregard Yahshua for Yeshua – even tho He did say that He came in His Father’s Name that Moses wrote – Cause – ‘I Doh Wanna’

And it doesn’t stop there;

Even tho the Messianic have no choice but to acknowledge that Yahshua is our Melkizedeq High Priest; they nonetheless ignore the fact that by 1Ptr.2:9 we are being called back into the pre-Covenant break (Ex.32) Melkizedeq Priesthood (Ex.19:5-6). And not only ignore but deny, resist and teach a nothing has changed Levitical mind-set – while acting on a ‘change’ nonetheless that they and the Jews and in that the Rabbis adamantly deny – Cause – ‘I Doh Wanna’

Example – Find a law or instruction in Torah, designating ‘Rabbis’ and that from any Tribe or Convert. Actually read the so-called 613 laws and track them to the verses sited. Compare what we are to do by Torah against what the Rabbis seek to teach – Cause – ‘I Doh Wanna’

Mt 23:2 (Yahshua) Saying, The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses’ seat: 3 All therefore whatsoever they bid you (of Moses to) observe, that observe and do; but do not ye after their works: for they say, and do not.

What they will affirm of Moses do – But they will not apply – Cause – ‘I Doh Wanna’

Much like it is today – Cause – ‘I Doh Wanna’

Choose Wisely – 2Ths.2:10-12

Tantrum Time

Tantrum Time

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 is Graduating

https://www.facebook.com/events/547583148709750/?ref=6&ref_notif_type=plan_user_invited

http://www.youcaring.com/mission-trip-fundraiser/rebekah-begins-new-phase-of-ministry-training-and-formation/275428

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

Isaac (Chris)