Tuesday, June 30, 2015

It's Time To "Lay Down the Law" - Part 6

Please pardon the delay, folks. I've been super busy, lately - "fighting" the New World Order. Or, would that be, "New World Odor"?

You may have noticed, I placed 5 videos to the right of the blog. They will stay there for a long time - for your benefit. These 5 vids, produced by 119 Ministries, are an in-depth study of Paul's (Sha'ul's) N.T. writings. The Pauline Paradox Series is ongoing. The boys have done a great job! My feeble effort is just a simple word study on "Law". These guys have gone much deeper. We are about to enter the book of Romans so we must be forewarned about Paul's writings.

Why? Because Peter (Kefa) said so:

[Note: It's important to show the context. Bold emphasis is mine.]

2Pe 3:1 This is now, beloved, the second letter I am writing to you in which I am stirring up your sincere mind by way of reminder,
2Pe 3:2 that you should remember the words spoken beforehand by the holy prophets and the commandment of the Lord and Savior spoken by your apostles.
2Pe 3:3 Know this first of all, that in the last days mockers will come with their mocking, following after their own lusts,
2Pe 3:4 and saying, "Where is the promise of His coming? For ever since the fathers fell asleep, all continues just as it was from the beginning of creation."
2Pe 3:5 For when they maintain this, it escapes their notice that by the word of God the heavens existed long ago and the earth was formed out of water and by water,
2Pe 3:6 through which the world at that time was destroyed, being flooded with water.
2Pe 3:7 But by His word the present heavens and earth are being reserved for fire, kept for the day of judgment and destruction of ungodly men.
2Pe 3:8 But do not let this one fact escape your notice, beloved, that with the Lord one day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years like one day.
2Pe 3:9 The Lord is not slow about His promise, as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing for any to perish but for all to come to repentance.
2Pe 3:10 But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, in which the heavens will pass away with a roar and the elements will be destroyed with intense heat, and the earth and its works will be burned up.
2Pe 3:11 Since all these things are to be destroyed in this way, what sort of people ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness,
2Pe 3:12 looking for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be destroyed by burning, and the elements will melt with intense heat!
2Pe 3:13 But according to His promise we are looking for new heavens and a new earth, in which righteousness dwells.
2Pe 3:14 Therefore, beloved, since you look for these things, be diligent to be found by Him in peace, spotless and blameless,
2Pe 3:15 and regard the patience of our Lord as salvation; just as also our beloved brother Paul, according to the wisdom given him, wrote to you,
2Pe 3:16 as also in all his letters, speaking in them of these things, in which are some things hard to understand, which the untaught and unstable distort, as they do also the rest of the Scriptures, to their own destruction.
2Pe 3:17 You therefore, beloved, knowing this beforehand, be on your guard so that you are not carried away by the error of unprincipled men and fall from your own steadfastness,
2Pe 3:18 but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory, both now and to the day of eternity. Amen.

[Note: So much here! Peter admonishes; you must believe in His Word, which has always been, for mankind only has 6,000 years to get it right, then we look forward to a New Heaven and Earth in which "Right Standing in Torah" dwells, so, when you read Brother Paul's writings, do not make the error of LAWLESS men! The word, "unprincipled" actually means lawless in Greek. Other translations get it right and use the word "lawless".

ESV Translation - 2Pe 3:17 You therefore, beloved, knowing this beforehand, take care that you are not carried away with the error of lawless people and lose your own stability.

Peter is literally telling us that a misunderstanding of Sha'ul's writings will lead to ignoring Torah and it is WRONG! How much more proof do we need, folks? Yet, the Church says Torah has been "nailed to the Cross"! BTW, Churchy folk are going to be disappointed in the Millennium, because TORAH WILL BE THE LAW!]

On that note ... let's continue the study ...

Act_21:20 And when they heard it they began glorifying God; and they said to him, "You see, brother, how many thousands there are among the Jews of those who have believed, and they are all zealous for the Law;

Act 21:21 and they have been told about you, that you are teaching all the Jews who are among the Gentiles to forsake Moses, telling them not to circumcise their children nor to walk according to the customs.

Act 21:22 "What, then, is to be done? They will certainly hear that you have come.

Act 21:23 "Therefore do this that we tell you. We have four men who are under a vow;

Act_21:24 take them and purify yourself along with them, and pay their expenses so that they may shave their heads; and all will know that there is nothing to the things which they have been told about you, but that you yourself also walk orderly, keeping the Law.

Act 21:25 "But concerning the Gentiles who have believed, we wrote, having decided that they should abstain from meat sacrificed to idols and from blood and from what is strangled and from fornication."

Act 21:26 Then Paul took the men, and the next day, purifying himself along with them, went into the temple giving notice of the completion of the days of purification, until the sacrifice was offered for each one of them.

[Note: The context here is that Paul had just finished a long tour, preaching the gospel and bringing in many Gentile converts. Paul's friends have begged him not to return to Jerusalem because so many of his former Sanhedrin companions wish to kill him. Paul returns to Jerusalem anyway and promptly meets with James and the Elders. Why? Because James (Ya'a'kov - Jacob) is the Apostle in charge in Jerusalem. Jacob tells Paul that the Jewish coverts to Yeshua (who are zealous for Torah) are being told by Jewish unbelievers, that Paul is teaching Gentiles to forsake Moses and the Torah. Once again, Paul is being dishonestly accused of teaching against Torah (which he is not). Jacob recommends that Paul take a Nazarite Vow, along with four others, because it will publically and assuredly indicate that Paul is also zealous for Torah. Another great biblical figure that underwent a Nazarite Vow was Sampson. The B'rit Hadashah never shows that Paul or any of the others forsook Torah!

Jacob gives Paul a few guidelines for the Gentiles to start with, as they learn more about Torah. Nowhere does the context speak of Torah for Jews, but not for Gentiles. In fact, this would be unscriptural! Please notice how today's Church has more in common with the unbelievers of Jacob's day by teaching the very error that Paul was falsely accused of !]

Act 21:27 When the seven days were almost over, the Jews from Asia, upon seeing him in the temple, began to stir up all the crowd and laid hands on him,

[Note: the 7 days of purification mentioned in verse 26. Paul is arrested.]

Act_21:28 crying out, "Men of Israel, come to our aid! This is the man who preaches to all men everywhere against our people and the Law and this place; and besides he has even brought Greeks into the temple and has defiled this holy place."

[Note: Again, the false accusation! Deut. 7 states that "Jew" cannot not marry "Gentile". Under Rabbinic "law", a "Jew" cannot even associate with a Gentile, not under Torah mind you, but Rabbinic law. So, has Paul somehow denied Torah? No! These Greeks were CONVERTS, grafted in members of the One Olive Tree! In the Commonwealth of Israel, there is no Jew and no Gentile - only brothers and sisters! Rabbinic law ignores Scripture! Noah was no Jew, neither was Abraham, etc. Did "strangers" and "foreigners" leave Egypt with Israel? Of course they did!]

Act_22:3 "I am a Jew, born in Tarsus of Cilicia, but brought up in this city, educated under Gamaliel, strictly according to the law of our fathers, being zealous for God just as you all are today.

[ ... Paul reminds them of his birthright and Pharisee education. He begins to tell them of his experience on the Road to Damascus. Please read all of Ch. 22.]

Act_22:12 "A certain Ananias, a man who was devout by the standard of the Law, and well spoken of by all the Jews who lived there,

[ ... Ananias tells Paul to speak and tell his story.]

Act_23:3 Then Paul said to him, "God is going to strike you, you whitewashed wall! Do you sit to try me according to the Law, and in violation of the Law order me to be struck?"

[Note: Ananias, after hearing the story, orders Paul to be struck in the mouth. Paul was unaware that Ananias was a High Priest. Please read Ch. 23, as well.

Act 23:4 But the bystanders said, "Do you revile God's high priest?"
Act 23:5 And Paul said, "I was not aware, brethren, that he was high priest; for it is written, 'YOU SHALL NOT SPEAK EVIL OF A RULER OF YOUR PEOPLE.'" ]

[ ... Paul is brought before Felix the Governor.]

Act_23:29 and I found him to be accused over questions about their Law, but under no accusation deserving death or imprisonment.

Act_24:6 "And he even tried to desecrate the temple; and then we arrested him. [We wanted to judge him according to our own Law.

Act_24:14 "But this I admit to you, that according to the Way which they call a sect I do serve the God of our fathers, believing everything that is in accordance with the Law and that is written in the Prophets;

Act_25:8 while Paul said in his own defense, "I have committed no offense either against the Law of the Jews or against the temple or against Caesar."

[Note: Before Felix, Paul acknowledges that Followers of the Way (followers of Jesus) in no way violate Torah!]

Act_28:23 When they had set a day for Paul, they came to him at his lodging in large numbers; and he was explaining to them by solemnly testifying about the kingdom of God and trying to persuade them concerning Jesus, from both the Law of Moses and from the Prophets, from morning until evening.

Folks, Sha'ul does not ever deny Torah and explains that Followers of Yeshua in no way deny Torah! But the Church does!

... Next, The Scroll of Romans!

The Observer

Friday, June 26, 2015

God's Judgment On America Will Be Harsh

It is a time for REFINEMENT! Thank You, Yehovah-Yeshua, for this opportunity!

The Chaff will be separated from the Wheat. We will know who is a BELIEVER, and who is not!


BTW, this judgment will begin at the CHURCH!
The Observer

Friday, June 19, 2015

An Illustration of Why the Church is in Deep Trouble

All of us should ask for God's forgiveness. None of us are perfect. But, let's call evil - evil, and good - good. We humans cannot determine right from wrong without God. That is why we need Yehovah's Torah and the Ruach Kodesh (Holy Spirit).

One cannot serve two masters.

This video is disturbing. It has been published by a "Minister of God". But, it is not for us to judge. Jesus will be the Judge of ALL of us! Even so, we are to use discernment.

Rom 1:28 And just as they did not see fit to acknowledge God any longer, God gave them over to a depraved mind, to do those things which are not proper,
Rom 1:29 being filled with all unrighteousness, wickedness, greed, evil; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, malice; they are gossips,
Rom 1:30 slanderers, haters of God, insolent, arrogant, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents,
Rom 1:31 without understanding, untrustworthy, unloving, unmerciful;
Rom 1:32 and although they know the ordinance of God, that those who practice such things are worthy of death, they not only do the same, but also give hearty approval to those who practice them.

2Ti 3:1 But realize this, that in the last days difficult times will come.
2Ti 3:2 For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, revilers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy,
2Ti 3:3 unloving, irreconcilable, malicious gossips, without self-control, brutal, haters of good,
2Ti 3:4 treacherous, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God,

2Ti 3:5 holding to a form of godliness, although they have denied its power; Avoid such men as these.
The Observer

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

So ... Just What Is a "Doctrine of Demons"?

1Ti 3:16 By common confession, great is the mystery of godliness: He who was revealed in the flesh, Was vindicated in the Spirit, Seen by angels, Proclaimed among the nations, Believed on in the world, Taken up in glory.

1Ti 4:1 But the Spirit explicitly says that in later times some will fall away from the faith, paying attention to deceitful spirits and doctrines of demons,

1Ti 4:2 by means of the hypocrisy of liars seared in their own conscience as with a branding iron,

1Ti 4:3 men who forbid marriage and advocate abstaining from foods which God has created to be gratefully shared in by those who believe and know the truth.

[NASB: Bold emphasis mine. In verse 4:3 "men" and "and advocate" were added by the Translators.]

The question has been asked; "How can I tell if my Church or Minister is steering me wrong?" It is a valid question. And yes, there is an answer! The answer becomes quite helpful to you in understanding and interpreting biblical Scripture, as well.

For example, verse 4:3 has been used to argue that all foods can be eaten, "clean", or "unclean". I have even had people tell me that a prohibition on eating pork or shellfish is itself a "doctrine of demons". Mark 7:18 & 19 have been used in this way also (the verse that declares "all foods clean").

Right away I know this argument is itself a lie and bad doctrine. Why? Because Yehovah-Yeshua has already determined in Torah what clean and unclean foods are! The very definition of what is considered to be "food" is described in Torah. The word "food" is intended to be used when speaking of "eatable" kinds of food (that is; "clean foods"). In the case of Mark 7, verse 19 is one of those verses that linguists and manuscript scholars say has been altered by translators, and where manuscripts have been purposely falsified.

So, let's put together a set of indicators which can be used to determine what is a "deceitful spirit or doctrine of demons".

1. Yeshua came to save us from our sin. Sin is described as transgression of Torah (1 John 3:4). Saying that Torah has been "nailed to the Cross" makes Yeshua's loving sacrifice unneeded, a mistake! (because sin is defined as breaking Torah and if it has been done away with, then ...)

2. Deut. 13 says (basically) that if a dreamer comes along and advocates one to break Torah, that dreamer is to be killed! This requirement, that the Messiah must not break Torah, is probably the number one reason Jewish folk don't accept Yeshua, because the Church has historically presented a Torah-breaking antinomian Jesus. Nothing could be further from the truth. Jesus NEVER broke Torah! Instead, He broke the "traditions" of men. (the religious leader's Oral Law (Talmud))

Please note that all of  Deut. 13 should be read and kept in context! No! I'm not advocating killing anyone!

3. The Bible, Old and New Testaments, warn us not to add to or take away from Scripture. See, Deut. 4, Deut. 12, Proverbs 30, and Rev. 22.

To construct a definition as to what a "deceitful spirit or doctrine of demons" is, it simply becomes a matter of stating that if the doctrine advocates sin, thereby making Yeshua's sacrifice vain, advocates the breaking of Torah (which is sin), or adds to and/or takes away from the Word - it is a bad doctrine! Here are some surprising examples of doctrines of demons:

- Sunday worship (you are breaking the Sabbath, Commandment 4 of the Big 10, number 1, as well).

- Not getting circumcised. No, the B'rit Hadashah does not say it's OK. You are breaking Torah  (See my last blog entry). Please note, I'm not speaking of your Salvation here, I'm referring to afterwards!

- Eating Pork, Shellfish, Catfish, Snake, Shark, Shrimp, Lobster, etc. You are breaking Torah. (not to mention, you are diminishing the very creatures God put there to clean up the waters and lands!)

- Vegetarianism (as Church doctrine). Please look at 1 Timothy above. BTW, the SDA Church does not officially say one must be a vegetarian, but if you bring a meat dish to a covered-dish luncheon at an SDA Church, be prepared to take it back home with you.

- Celebrating Easter (several places in the Bible mention this; you're breaking the Big 10 again!).

- Celebrating Christmas (ditto).

- a Celibate Clergy (See Above). Is it no wonder the RCC has a huge problem with Pedophilia?

- Once Saved, Always Saved. Really! Have you asked King Saul, an Anointed One of God, and King Solomon? Have you never read the verse where it says, "better that you have had never known the Way of Righteousness"? (2 Peter 2)

- The Imminent, In the Next Moment, Return of Jesus. (See 1 Thess. 4 & 5, 2 Thess. 2, Matt. 24 - not to mention Prophecy in the Tanakh!)

Think about what most in the church are saying. Yehovah (daddy) screwed things up and got it wrong; including Torah, the Feast Days, and the 10 Commandments. All the Prophets had the wrong idea also. Therefore Jesus (sonny-boy) had to come down and fix everything by nailing Torah to the Cross, eliminating the Holy Days (and replacing them with Pagan Days), and by teaching us to ignore the first four Commandments! Do you see how ridiculous all this is? Yet, most in the Church teach exactly this!

Yehovah and Yeshua, in reality, are One, and they both teach the same things! All things that deny this come from fallen man! People who believe Yeshua is somehow different from Yehovah is worshipping "another Jesus". (2 Cor. 11)

Folks, we could go on and on! But, I think you have the idea. Always! Always please, continue to search for the truth, knowing and trusting God's Word, not man's! Question man's modern-day "Christian Talmud". It is my hope and prayer that these 3 simple rules will help you determine bad doctrine. And if bad doctrine exists and persists in your Church - RUN, GET OUT QUICKLY, for DEMONS are about!

The Observer