THIS is my memorial!

Zeh Zikhri: [Ex 3] my remembrance by declaring:

Some people wonder why I write His Name as יהוה and not as “Lord” or as “Adonai” or as Hashem, or anything else.

I went for years not knowing that the Creator has a NAME.  It is not wrong to call Him Adonai/Lord.  I don’t think it makes any literary sense, however, to call Him “The Name”, which is what Hashem means.  But, I do refer to ‘ha shem’, The Name, when I’m speaking Hebrew.  My issue is with REPLACING His Name with any one of those titles when quoting scripture or declaring the truth of who He is, and who His Son is.  He is indeed Adonai, but that is a role and a title, and not a name.

The Creator spoke very clearly to Avraham, Yitz’khak and Ya’akov, and to Moshe, and told them His Name is  יהוה , and that THIS was how we were to call upon Him.  The prophet Yo’el said that anyone who calls upon the Name of  יהוה  will be saved, and Kefa echoed that sentiment when He told us that Yeshua is in fact  יהוה .

Yeshua said His Father’s Name, the name that was given to Him as the Name Above all Names [Phil 2:10-11, Acts 2:36].  The mandate by Jews NOT to say His name came much later.  All the Shlikhim, Kefa, Sha’ul, Yokhanan, et al, declared His Name.  The Aramaic scriptures make it abundantly clear, using the Aramaic form of the Name, which most scholars agree is indeed a direct equivalent to the Name, used for no other purpose in ancient, holy writ, that the Name is important to the B’sorah.  It is placed surgically in key verses in the Brit Khadashah [NT] texts.

The below is a brief exposition on its use in both sides of the book, and is the ‘beginning’ of the support for not blotting out His Name, or calling Him ‘lord’ instead.

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Had a Blast!

A post from a couple of years ago, but very applicable to the season.

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Yom Teruah was a real blast!
[Ps 89:16]
We have now entered into HaYamim HaNora’im….
The ‘terrible days,’ which symbolize “The Time of Ya’akov’s Trouble,” what most know as the ‘tribulation,’ but do not fully understand the details of that.
We have seven days between Yom Teruah and Yom Kippur to contemplate our offenses against Elohim [G-d]. We have spent 30 days [+ Yom Teruah’s 48 hrs.] reflecting on our offenses with our brothers.
The way the WHOLE TORAH is ‘broken down’ is summarized in the Ten D’varim [Mitzvot, Commandments].
The first four summarize the commands that govern our relationship with Him.
‘I am יהוה your G-d; you shall put no other gods ‘before my face…’
‘You shall not make for yourself any graven image’
‘You shall not lift up the name of יהוה your G-d in vanity.’
‘Remember the Sabbath Day, to set it apart. Six days you will do your own work, but the SEVENTH DAY is a Shabbat unto יהוה your G-d….for in SIX DAYS יהוה made the heavens and the earth, and He rested on the SEVENTH DAY, so HE BLESSED the SEVENTH DAY, and set it apart.’
The commands that summarize our understanding and teach us about how to treat people are:
‘Honor your father and your mother, so you may live a long life.’
‘You shall not murder.’
‘You shall not commit adultery.’
‘You shall not steal.’
‘You shall not bear false witness.’
‘You shall not covet.’
These are a summary.
But, those who may tend to the last six, but do not tend to the first four, are yet ‘falling short.’ Even though they are ‘good people’ and ‘believe in God,’ and may even believe in His Son. They ignore how HE said to interact with Him. They will endure the Yamim Nora’im in the wrong place! Because they did not receive the CREATOR as the only G-d, and were dismissive over His Name, HIS Sabbath, and Idolatry, overt or subtle, all of which are dismissive attitudes that run rampant in most people’s lives today, unbeknownst to themselves.
We continue to pray Daniel’s prayer from 9:4-19. It is so applicable today to modern believers, who have erred against His will, but do not ‘see’ it. But, some are waking up. That is answering our prayers. For that, we are grateful. And we need to be ever more vigilant over our own souls, that we might save some, by our life’s witness.
So, ‘teshuvah’ during these next days up to Yom Kippur is also laced with thanksgiving, for me, that we have more time to reach people with HIS truth. Consider, Sha’ul [Paul] said this to BELIEVERS:
“Awaken your hearts to tzedaka [good works, ‘righteousness’], and sin not [1 John 3:4, sin is breaking Torah]; for some have not the knowledge of Elohim. I say this to your shame.” I Cor 15:34.

What have you gone and done?

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….Mom, sitting in front of what appears to be a Tallit

Some people from my past, when they see me wearing a Kippah and Tzit-tziyot, ask me, “When did you convert?”

The question used to take me aback, because I never saw myself as having ‘converted,’ as in the worldly understanding of it.

My de-facto answer these days is “Forty-one years ago, when I came to trust in Messiah Yeshua in a tiny, country, Baptist church!”

It’s funny, because Jews never ask me the question!  They see me as Jewish, and then, when they learn I am Messianic, most of them [the non-religious] do not question my Jewishness; they’re just bewildered by my belief in Yeshua as the Messiah, because they see HIM as the world does, a ‘former Jew’, or not Jewish at all.

In Israel, on my first trip there, I had so many Israeli Jews come up to me and call me brother; and they meant it in the most literal sense of the word.  At that time I only wore the Kippah and tzit-tziyot during religious rites, so they had no reason to assume, other than my looks and locale.  On my first day in Israel, I was standing at the Kotel, [The “Wailing Wall”, an outdoor synagogue] preparing to pray the Shema, an instinctive urge I had, not knowing it was customary, and I had my eyes closed, standing inches from those ancient stones.  I felt an arm go around my shoulder, and a voice spoke softly into my left ear, “Welcome home…”  This Rabbi knew it was my first time, I guess.  And saw my reluctance, perhaps.  He asked, “Have you prayed the Shema yet?”  To which I said no, and he gave me some space.  A few minutes later, we talked, and found out we had a common friend in Houston, a Rabbi, and that he also knew the family of one of my other Jewish friends in Houston!  He never once asked when I had converted, or questioned my pedigree.  The Rabbi friend we had in common here in Houston, when I met him, I volunteered my ‘goy’ status, and he corrected me!  We met at work.  Our companies shared the same building complex, and he and I both would go to a connecting hotel lobby at noon for prayer.  One day, he was reading Torah as I walked by, having completed my prayers.  I saw him with books, and I asked, “Are you reading Torah?”  He smiled real big, “You know Torah?”  And he handed it to me when I smiled and nodded.  I read a few verses aloud out of his Hebrew-only Tanakh, and he was shocked.  “You’re Jewish?”  “Well, my grandmother was, and one of my dad’s grandfathers was.”  “Well then, YOU’RE Jewish.”  He added that my observance of Shabbat affirms it as well.  And for the eight years that I worked there, we were buddies and brothers.

But, my ‘conversion,’ as I said, was not the same as others who do convert to Judaism.  Mine was an ‘organic’ process.

What do I mean?

First, in regard to ‘genetics’, I am Jewish, and have been all my life.  My mother and father both had Jewish parents or grandparents.  My mother didn’t know this until late in her life, after I asked my grandmother if she was Jewish.  I’ll never forget how matter-of-fact she was, and the big leather tome of her Jewish history she dug out to show me our heritage.  My dad did not believe it, thinking my grandmother was delusional. [he wasn’t there in Georgia, but was at home in Texas]  And he was not aware of his Jewish great-grandfather who was on the registry of Jewish Civil War Soldiers for the confederacy, along with my grandmother’s grandfather!  That was my own discovery while I was getting a Master’s in [Jewish Military] history.  So, I do have a bit of a genetic, Jewish pedigree.  But, while our blood runs thick with our Jewish forebears, we did not have the Torah nor the customs, but a watered-down version of them we inherited through Christianity.  Our Sabbath had been moved, and the feasts perverted.  But both sides of my family LOVED the Word of G-d nonetheless.  So, at 11 years old, when I stood in a Baptist church and heard of the Son of G-d, knowing already He was Jewish, and I heard that he died to take the penalty of my sin into His own flesh so that I would not have to, I trusted that good word.  And I changed.  And I became more Jewish than all my Jewish grandparents.  Because the organic, life-giving event that transformed me was the beginning of the process of circumcision of the heart, [Rom 2:29, 11:13-20], and according to the inspired Word of G-d, on both sides of the book, THAT is what makes one a Yehudi: A True Jew!

So, I converted nearly forty-two years ago, and am still being converted.  I am being transformed, and conformed into the image of the Son of G-d.  That ‘image’ is ONLY clearly expressed in The Word of G-d.  Every testimony outside of the Word MUST be measured against The Word ONLY.  In the Tanakh [OT], it [the image of Yeshua] is a mystery.  In the Brit Khadashah, it is a manifestation. [Heb 1:1-4] Yeshua lived His life as a Jew, died as a Jew, and for Jews.  But, He died not only for our [Jews] sins, but for the sins of the whole world.

I love my Jewish heritage.  I was honored to find out I had the blood of the tribe of Messiah in my veins.  But I put NO STOCK in that, nor in my Torah walk, to save me or give me righteousness.  I obey the Torah and follow His Customs to ‘show’ the mystery of Messiah to others, because I love G-d, and want to do it HIS WAY.  I wish everyone would, and that all could see how simple, and pure, and easy this walk truly is.  And how glorious doing what HE says is, making the wise simple, and the simple, wise.

How many yoms can you kippur?

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Below is a post from our congregation’s website, and is a good re-read for the season we are in, and the fast for which we all need to prepare.

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There is a trend in some of the ‘two-house’ leaning circles in Messianic “Judaism” that says we should not ‘fast’ on Yom Kippur, because that is what Jews do, and the word in Leviticus 23 does not say ‘fast’, but ‘afflict’, which only means to humble oneself. On the surface, this doctrine sounds lofty, sounds ‘holy’, and sounds like an honest attempt to get to truth. Unfortunately, this is rooted in lack of scholarship, and in anti-Semitism, and the hatred/mistrust of all doctrines of Jews, just because they are “Jewish.” They forget that Yeshua showed up and worked within the framework of 1st Century “Jew”daism during His ministry, and would not violate its ‘customs’ unless those customs violated the Torah.

Yeshua kept the Jewish customs, the ones that did not contravene Torah. The custom of fasting is less a custom and more a command, though to us who are so far removed from the word ‘afflict’, we do not see that “anah”, conjugated as “anitem et nafshoteikhem”, actually does mean to fast, and scripture proves it. We assume sometimes that “Strong’s Concordance”, a lexicon published in AD 1890 by a Methodist protestant, is the ‘authoritative source’ on Hebrew. That is a DANGEROUS assumption, and discredits mountains of other Hebrew scholarship, and does NOT take into account what ancient JEWS used words for and how THEY understood them, including Yeshua.

Further, Stephen, Sha’ul, and the rest of the Shlikhim, were FALSELY accused of wanting to do away not only with Moshe [Torah], but with the CUSTOMS established in Yisrael. Pay attention: these were FALSE ACCUSATIONS!

“And they appointed false witnesses who said, ‘This man does not cease to speak against the Torah and against this makom hakadosh; for we have heard him say that Yeshua HaNatzri shall destroy this place and shall change the customs which Moshe entrusted to you.’ ” Acts 6:13-14 [Perek Version]

“And when they heard it, they glorified Elohim and said to Sha’ul, ‘Our brother, see how many thousands there are in Y’huda who are believers, and they are all zealous for the Torah: but they have been informed about you that you teach all the Y’hudim who are among the Goyim to forsake the Torah of Moshe, stating that they ought not to circumcise their children, neither to follow after the customs of the Torah. Now, therefore, they have heard that you have come here. Do, therefore, what we tell you. We have four men who have vowed to purify themselves; Take them and go purify yourself with them, and pay their expenses so that they may shave their heads; then everyone will know that what has been said against you is a lie, and that you yourself uphold the Torah and obey it.’ ” Acts 21:20-24 [PV]

We see here, then, that keeping the customs/traditions was part of keeping Torah, in the minds of TENS OF THOUSANDS of JEWS who believed in Yeshua! And Sha’ul did NOT repudiate them, but agreed with them. He also declared that he kept both the Torah and the CUSTOMS, years later when he was defending himself against the same accusations:

Then Sha’ul answered, “I have committed no offense against the Torah of the Y’hudim, or against the Temple, or against Caesar.” Acts 25:8 [PV]

“And after three days, Sha’ul sent and called the leaders of the Y’hudim; and when they were come together, he said to them, ‘Men and my brethren, though I have done nothing against the people and the Torah of my fathers, yet I was delivered from Yerushalayim in bonds into the hands of the Romans, who, when they had examined me, would have released me, because they found in me no cause worthy of death. But as the Y’hudim stood against me, I was obliged to appeal to Caesar, not that I had anything of which to accuse my own people.’ ” Acts 28:17-19 [PV]

There is a lot to see in these two passages. First, that he did nothing against the “Temple”; the temples embodied many ‘customs’ that were not explicit in Torah, but that went hand in hand with Torah commands. You will see, one of these was fasting on Yom Kippur. Next, we see that, again, Sha’ul declares that he himself did nothing against the ‘traditions’/customs of ‘our fathers’, the JEWS. He is defending his obedience to JEWISH CUSTOM, even AFTER he became a believer in Messiah Yeshua. Check the book of Acts from about chapter 13 through the end, and you will see Sha’ul keeping customs. One of them was Synagogue attendance on Shabbat. There is no direct command to go to a Synagogue. Why, then, do we see Yeshua, Kefa and the 11, Sha’ul, and many tens of thousands of Messianic Jews doing so? We can also see that in the Jewish mind, the death penalty was justified for breaking CUSTOMS. Not just commands; why? Because in their minds, the customs were ‘how’ to keep the commands. They were not separate. Again, the ones Yeshua opposed were the ones that replaced or prevented actually keeping the commands. The ones that supported the commands, those handed down from Moshe, He upheld, as did Sha’ul and all the Talmidim of Yeshua.

Now, to fasting on Yom Kippur itself, the command reads this way:

“Howbeit on the tenth day of this seventh month is the Day of Atonement [Yom HaKippurim]; there shall be a holy convocation unto you, and you shall afflict your souls [anitem et nafshoteikhem]; and you shall bring an offering made by fire unto יהוה .” Lev. 23:27

Those teaching that this does not mean fast assert that since a Methodist preacher decided it only means “afflict”, they can discard the rest of scripture concerning the Hebrew use of this word and ignore the “custom” of fasting on Yom Kippur. That is a DANGEROUS day to tinker with! Ezra shows us how this word means to fast.

“Then I proclaimed a fast there, at the river of Ahava, that we might afflict ourselves before Eloheinu, to seek of Him a right way for us, and for our little ones, and for all our substance.” Ezra 8:21

The word for ‘fast’ here is “tzom”, which is the root word for ‘abstaining from food’, lest there be any doubt about what Ezra is recording. It is followed by the phrase, “L’hitanot lifnei Eloheinu”, or “afflict ourselves before Eloheinu”. So, the fasting was done for the purpose of ‘afflicting’. Indeed, Biblical ‘affliction’ is ‘hunger’, and this is seen in many hundreds of uses of the word in the Tanak.

Let’s make sure this holds up with more than one witness, however:

“But as for me, when they were sick, my clothing was sackcloth: I humbled my soul with fasting; and my prayer returned into my own bosom.” Psalm 35:13

“And if you draw out your soul to the hungry, and satisfy the afflicted soul; then shall your light rise in obscurity, and your darkness be as the noonday..” YeshaYahu (Isaiah) 58:10

“In those days I Daniel was mourning three whole weeks. I ate no pleasant bread, neither came flesh nor wine in my mouth, neither did I anoint myself at all, till three whole weeks were fulfilled…. Then said he unto me: ‘Fear not, Daniel; for from the first day that you did set your heart to understand and to afflict yourself before Eloheikha, your words were heard…’” Daniel 10:2-3, 12

“Blow the shofar in Tzion, sanctify the fast, call a solemn assembly…” Yoel 2:15

So, we now have four scriptural witnesses that clearly show us that in many cases the word ‘anah’ is used to indicate that FASTING is the “how” we do the ‘afflicting/humbling’. In Yoel, this is the second shofar of the fall season, and the ‘fast’ is accompanied with the assembly of weeping and supplication, and this has long been seen by Jews as Yom Kippur, the Great Shofar. This was NOT a later “Jewish” concept, but a deeply rooted Torah concept. Moshe taught the Jews this, that ‘afflict’ in the context of Yom Kippur meant ‘fast’, and the prophets echoed it. It is not a “Jewish”, Talmudic custom, as many in so-called “Messianic” circles are now teaching.

This is further born out in the Mishnah, a document that was compiled in the late 2nd/early 3rd century. The Mishnah is the writing down of the orally taught ‘customs’ that were used in the Temple during the Second Temple period. Messiah Yeshua went to that Temple to observe the customs, and to show how those customs pointed to Himself. The customs of our Jewish people are very, very important. The Mishnah is NOT the Talmud. These were the students of people like Gamliel in the Brit Khadasha, who wrote down their teachings about Temple service one generation after they passed. It is the closest we can get to understanding ‘how’ they did things.

In the Mishnah, in Tractate Yoma, which explains how Yom Kippur was conducted in the Temple by the priesthood, we see very clearly that the 1st century JEWS observed a FAST in order to AFFLICT their souls before Elohim as commanded. [Yisrael was made up primarily of the tribes of Judah [JEWdah], Benjamin, and Levi, but small remnants of all the other tribes as well, and they were all called JEWS/YISRAELIS interchangeably. Two-housers can’t wrap their head around that, and it thwarts their doctrine]

In “Perek 4” (Chapter 4) of the Yoma Tractate, we read:

“But this day he scooped them out with a gold one [and was not required to empty one to the other] and with it he would bring it in [and offer it, thus conserving energy for the High Priest on this fast day]. On all other days he would….”

Here, we learn that on Yom Kippur, the High Priest is fasting, and his duty with the ashes is modified to accommodate his fast. This is the first mention in this tractate of the fast. In other words, there must have been a common understanding in Yisra’el that they fasted, that the Mishnah did not need to explain what “anitem nafshoteikhem”/afflict your souls meant! It was simply stated as a matter of fact that the High Priest was fasting that day!

We see this same defacto understanding in Perek 6, where we read:

“At each booth they would say to him, here is food and water, not that it ever happened that one needed to break his fast, rather, it was a comfort for the person to know that it was there, if needed.”

This is describing the journey of the escort for Azazel, the ‘goat for Azazel’ [known incorrectly as the “scapegoat”]. This escort was offered food, but no escort EVER took it! This is on Yom Kippur, when he is escorting Azazel to the cliff. This also shows us that there was a ‘defacto’ understanding that everyone fasted on Yom Kippur, not just the High Priest.

Then, in Perek 8 we read:

“since the Torah states regarding Yom Kippur, “You must afflict yourselves”, one consuming less than the bulk of a large date including its pit does not alleviate the affliction of fasting…”

Here, we are reading how fasting applies to ALL YISRAEL, and how it is EQUATED with ‘anah’, or “affliction”/”humbling” oneself. Again, the command for one to fast is never mentioned, but it is treated as if everyone in Yisrael understood it this way, and it is showing some mercy on the part of Elohim and Moshe, saying that food the size of a date’s bulk is permitted in emergencies!

Again, Yeshua adhered to these customs, all the Shlikhim [Apostles] did, suffering and dying in never ‘admitting’ to the lies that they violated Torah AND Customs, and the biblical proof that ‘anitem et nafshoteikhem’ actually means ‘fast’ is more than sufficient. There are many, many other scriptures where ‘anah/afflict’ is used in the context of HUNGER. Those teaching that Yom Kippur is NOT a fast are in serious error. It is NO SURPRISE to us that this doctrine is coming from TWO HOUSERS.

Our congregational Halakha on Yom Kippur is that WE FAST IN HUMILITY on that day. “How can two [or more] walk [share halakha, halakha meaning ‘your walk’ ] TOGETHER, unless they are in agreement?” If you’re ‘walking’ with those who teach this and other doctrines, please prayerfully consider the wisdom of the Prophets instead.

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Happy New Year!

For most of my readers, you know why I say that at this time…..

But, if you’re not aware, this is the Biblical New Year for tracking time and prophecy.

L’shana Tova umetuka!  Have a SWEET and GOOD year!

There are three other new years in Judaism, but only one other that is really ‘biblical’, and that is the ‘Sacred New Year,’ for tracking what Abba calls “Mo’edim”, or “Appointed Times.”  That one is in the spring, and heralds Pesakh, and sets the counting for all other ‘feasts’.

The upcoming “Appointed Time” is “Yom Teru’ah,” also known by most as Rosh HaShannah.  It has been called Rosh HaShannah since antiquity, meaning “The Head of the Year”, or “New Year’s Day” in most minds.  It is prescribed in Leviticus 23.  It is also known as “The Birthday of the World,” being the first day of creation.  It is the 1st khodesh in the new year for tracking time from that date.  This is the day the calendar of Yisra’el ‘rolls over’ into another year, this year, from 5778 to 5779.  However, this is also called “The Day That No Man Knows,” and the fact of that is exacerbated by our Jewish people going to a calculated calendar versus the Biblical way of tracking the ‘months.’   When they did so, the Rabbi that created the calendar deliberately left out a number of years, [200+] because he was keenly aware that the Biblical timeline and the birth and subsequent ministry of Yeshua MATCHED the prophecy of Daniel PERFECTLY.  To keep our Jewish people from seeing the connection, he took out enough years to offset the calendar.  So, we would minimally be in the year 5979 right now!  Probably closer to 5999, however.

The Yovel is the tracker of time prophetically, and predicts the curses we see in the Hitgalut.  The issue is, like no one knows the day AND hour, no one knows the year.  But, the LAST yovel, possibly, would have been either in 67AD or 70AD.  The Siege of Rome on Jerusalem started in 67AD, but the Temple was not destroyed until 70AD.  A yovel is a 50 year cycle.  We do not know when the last official yovel of Israel was; but, the destruction of the Temple and the following scattering of our Jewish people is the result of not keeping the year of release and yovel [Jubilee], so it could be that 70AD is the marker, the bench mark of the last official Yovel.  If that’s the case, the NEXT Yovel in our day would be 2020!  But, it COULD be this year.  As stated, no one knows for certain when that is.

So, Yom Teru’ah, the “Day that No Man Knows” is even more unknown today than when it took on that moniker before the 1st century.  It used to be unknown only because it could not be known until the ‘khodesh’, the new crescent moon, was seen in Yisra’el.  They would have been counting for 28 days since the previous one, and if they did not see it on the day expected due to clouds/rain, they’d assume that the next day would be the khodesh, but they still would ‘observe’ it.  This made the 1st day a 48-hour day.  A day that no one really knew until it happened.  And then, the shofar, ALSO CALLED A YOVEL, would be sounded to herald the turn of the year, and the Judgment of the Righteous.  This day also heralds the “Days of Awe”, or ‘terrible days’ between Rosh HaShannah and Yom Kippur.  These are seven days of ‘preparation’ for the judgment of the damned.  The Kohen HaGadol [High Priest] would sequester himself for those seven days in an ‘inner chamber,’ WITH HIS WIFE, to prepare for Yom Kippur.

It is very easy to see the symbolism in all of this.

This is known as a ‘rehearsal.’  And Yeshua instructs us to be ‘ready’ for it.  We do that by rehearsing.  We have been praying prayers of repentance for the last 26 days, to prepare for both judgments.  Ideally, we make reconciliation with our brethren, so that we are prepared to go into the inner chamber with our High Priest.  If we do celebrate on earth, we declare the Ten Remembrances, since this is also called in Torah “Yom HaZikaron”, the “Day of Remembrance”.  And then we blast the shofar!  LOUD!  And SHOUT!  And rejoice in OUR KING, who will be wed to us on this day, some time in our future.  This Day is also called the “Last Shofar,” which should sound familiar to any Bible reader who has read 1 Cor 15 and 1Thess 4-5.

This year, we will know on Mon evening [09/10] whether we should blow the shofar together and remember on Tuesday or Wednesday.  Either way, it is literally going to be a BLAST.

If we remain here, then we will begin the time of reflecting on our offenses against God during the ‘Terrible Days’, and then fasting on Yom Kippur, and praying that we escape all the judgments that are going to come on this world, soon, per Yeshua.  [Luk 21]  “Take heed to yourselves that your hearts may not become heavy by extravagance and drunkenness and the worries of this world, and that day come suddenly upon you.  For like a downpour it will entrap all those who dwell on the face of all the earth.  Therefore keep watch always, and pray that you may be worthy to escape all these things which are to happen, and that you may stand before Ben HaAdam [The Son of Man].  He stands in heaven.

I pray NOW that I am ready.  After Yom Teru’ah, then I pray for others, because we still have time to wake others up and get them to trim their lamps.  That is our obedience to Torah.

I hope someone reads this and decides to come and worship reverently before our King with our congregation.  And I pray that someone will reconsider what TRUTH is, from HIS WORD, and have their eyes opened to the reality of obedience to HIM, and of following our Jewish Rabbi, Yeshua the Messiah, the Son of G-d.  Is it so hard to consider that the people of G-d may have gone into error these last 1700 years?  Did Yeshua not say that ‘few there are’ who find The Way?  Did you know “The Way” is a name for THE TORAH?  So is “The Truth,” and so is “The Life”.  All of these refer to the instructions G-d gave us to teach us how to walk this life.  And then, He sent His Son to ‘demonstrate’ that [make it full, Matti 5:17-19].

I ‘declare’ a LOT on here, and on fb.  “Do Teshuva”.  Turn to HIS WAYS, and rest in Him.  He really is calling ALL His children to a proper, Torah walk.  Will you ‘hear’?  Come and hear the Shofar, and ‘see’ the beauty of walking out His Will, and how it lifts the fog and clears the air…..it’s almost inexplicable!  To us, it’s like we have the cure of the most dread disease [we really do], and yet no one wants it.

“He who says “I am in Him” ought himself also to walk His halakha. [Torah walk].  1 Jo 2:6

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