Been away. Whoops.

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Good day! Morning as is here or afternoon or anywhere you’re at!

I haven’t posted a lot. Been reading, been editing, but that’s neither here nor there. I am up to chapter 21 in Deuteronomy. Forge on!

First, thanks to everyone following not just here but reading through my exegesis of the OT–without me checking in with pastors (totally my bad). I do like going through it with fresh eyes, and pray that my understanding is correct. And… I welcome correction. That said, Deuteronomy 21 is cool. I read it yesterday and today re-read and it was so clear in prophetic of the fulfillment of the Messiah. Long? Probably. HERE: v 15-17 – the 2 wives represent the Jews and the Gentiles. If the husband loves one and not the other, yet has 2 sons, one from the loved, and one from the other and doesn’t care for the 1st born of the unloved wife (I see this as the Jews, the chosen people– I could be wrong), the father is to give the firstborn the double portion– and the Jewish firstborn is the SIGN of the father. Let that sink in… both ways. The Jewish nation is the chosen… Jesus is the first-born and in His words He said He was sent first to the house of Israel -the chosen. Next v 22-23 The rebellious who hate God were put to death for hating God (stirring up violence, idolatry). Oh, how harsh! How? Hung (Hebrew: impaled) on a tree. Cursed outside the city. The ones who hate God (both Jew and Gentile). So how was this so prophetic? Let me count the ways. Jesus was cursed by the firstborn for calling Himself God, putting Him into the hatred and rebellion and idolatry). Why crucify Him? He was accused (false testimony) of inciting violence thus incurring the wrath and death by the Romans (Gentiles, and very cruel). He was prophetically hung on a tree, impaled, and cursed (FOR EVERYONE, Jew and Gentile). Last.. the body was never to be left on this tree overnight. Does anyone see what I see?

I want to talk about the Beatitudes, too, the words of Jesus in Matthew 5.

The Beatitudes are so convoluted by both believers and non-believers. Is Jesus even talking about the physical? Nope. His words within the beatitudes speak the very words of salvation. 1. blessed (HAPPY) are the poor in spirit for theirs is the kingdom of God. Whoa. Not the poor, but the one who recognizes they have fallen (sinned). 2. Blessed are those who mourn (weep over their sin in recognition and confession of sin) for they will be comforted (that word, comforted is the same in Greek as is the Holy Spirit!). 3. Blessed are the meek (humble enough to turn – repent from sin) for they will inherit the earth (all of God’s treasure). 4. Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness (seeking salvation through Jesus’ righteousness, not ours) for they will be filled (with the very heart of God) 5. Blessed are the merciful (our forgiveness toward others) for they will be shown mercy (from others). 6. Blessed are the pure in heart (follow by the Holy Spirit, not by good works) for they will see God (face to face!) 7. Blessed are the peacemakers (bringing God’s word, His peace to others) for they will be called sons of God (they are willing to share all of God’s bounty with Jews and Gentiles). 8. AND THE ONES NO ONE WANTS TO TALK ABOUT– blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness (ie prison, torture, death) for theirs is the kingdom of heaven (reiteration of #1! 9. Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. Rejoice (???WHATTTTT.. Like WHAAATTT??) and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven for the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you. Reiteration of #7–sharing the good news is not met with all love light and sweetness Sometimes but look at today. What group is the most persecuted in the world? Christians! We are now called ISIS! yikes. Persecution is coming and rather than taking offense, we need to remember these words ie rejoice and be glad. He goes on to say that we are the salt of the earth and the light of the world. Why did He add this here? Because salt and light change the environment. By walking in the world ie BEING of the world we haven’t shared the changes in our hearts not even #1. And last, He said He came to FULFILL the law– meaning none of the above can be accomplished by your will alone.

You have to see your sin, admit that you fall short, that you confess with your mouth, heart that Jesus is Lord and was raised from the dead, and you will be saved. (Romans)

Works are not involved. It’s through Faith by Grace that God GIVES you so no one can boast. Grace, by the way, is getting what we do NOT deserve.

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Numbers 30 (Torah), SHORT, I PROMISE!

Much shorter than yesterdays post on Numbers 29 but equally as important.

Numbers 30 talks about men and women taking vows (to the Lord i.e. I promise to fast 5 days, or whatever). Back then, it was a very patriarchal society, so men had a say if they weren’t amenable to such a vow. Anyone first off, that made a vow and didn’t uphold it was responsible for breaking it (they weren’t stoned, or anything), man or woman.

However, if the father or husband refused the wife to make a vow she desired, she was released from the vow and the husband or father was accountable.

How does this apply now? Jesus talked about vows and not to even make them, but rather say your yes be yes and your no be no.

What does that even mean? 1. vows are a works-oriented issue and 2. men were no longer part of this decision-making for daughters or wives. 3. We individually are responsible for not fulfilling that yes to our friend/God, and we are given praise if we give a no and then fulfill it anyway. 4. God is our Father and the church always represents the Bride of the Messiah (throughout the entire OT).

So Yeshua released everyone from the law. Through the Cross.

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More Numbers :)

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As I continue my trek through the Book of Numbers in the Tenakh, I am on chapter 28. Fantastic chapter.

My theological opinions are of my own research, however, if I’m completely off-base,

I welcome correction.

This is yet another cool very cool chapter. Moses is about to die and the LORD tells

him this. Moses prays not for his own life now, but for a successor. With me so far?

Back in chapter 13, Moses sent spies to the New Land, and Caleb and Joshua came

back with good reports. So good, in fact, it sounds like heaven on earth. Caleb went

first, reported first (Caleb means faithful).

Now in Ch 28 Moses chose Joshua (In Hebrew, Yeshuah, in Greek, Jesus, means God
rescues) to lead His people. This is prophetic. John the Baptist was a typology of
Caleb, going before, making a way, giving a good report of the ultimate promised
land through Jesus (Joshua was not just wise and very brave, he was a typology of
the ultimate rescuer, Jesus) who was appointed leader of the people, of the armies
(people of God and angels).

Why I like Short Blogs

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Gotta say I have the attention span of waiting in line for a Big Mac. No. I do not eat at McDonald’s, ever. You get the drift.

But the thing is, count me guilty for long posts in the past, but perhaps only interviews with authors get more WP space. My inner thoughts are just not that lofty.

If I wax poetic on spiritual matters that too may garner more space especially when I post Scripture.

We all have a life, work, other social media, and heaven forbid I eat into your time.

Very few sites suck me into a long post as well. Guilty of passing by others, and many apologies when I do, but three, four, and five pages I may skip or skim.

Forgive me. But this is all ya get. Today. Gotta run. Got stuff I must do, and spending too much time posting &/or reading is not scheduled.¬† ūüėČ

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Some Other Day When I’m Old

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Procrastination.

We all face the problem, not wanting to do the necessary nor the right action to do, or words needed to be said. Take the few minutes to read. It could save your life.

Families pulled apart, isn’t it time you ‘get over it’ and love? When is your last breath? When you’re 70? How do you know, it could be in one second. Your age won’t save you.

Friends long lost? Connect, reconnect if you can find them. Say a few kind words or get together if you can.

Dreams fade. Goals fall by the wayside of life. You’re too busy to help aging parents.

Churchgoers – You’re too busy to deal with all of the above with the superficial works that you think will improve your status with God, so you have no time to read, pray, share. That is if you believe in God, and those works.

Faith. You’re 20 years old (or 89) and you figure, I’ve got time to think about God, faith, salvation. Or… ‘nice for you, but I believe in…’ (whatever).

When is your last breath? Last heartbeat? Last thought? Last tear? Will you have time to have that last thought or tear?

There are a lot of reasons why you should stop and think about these. Now.

So, today I give you words to consider (there is so much more, but realize this has been foreshadowed throughout the Old Testament, that these verses are the culmination, the completion of all). Know in the following verses that sin and transgressions are wrongdoings. Things you know you shouldn’t have done.

(Old Testament) Isaiah 53: 4-12

4 Surely he took up our pain
    and bore our suffering,
yet we considered him punished by God,
    stricken by him, and afflicted.
5 But he was pierced for our transgressions,
    he was crushed for our iniquities;
the punishment that brought us peace was on him,
    and by his wounds we are healed.
6 We all, like sheep, have gone astray,
    each of us has turned to our own way;
and the Lord has laid on him
    the iniquity of us all.

7 He was oppressed and afflicted,
    yet he did not open his mouth;
he was led like a lamb to the slaughter,
    and as a sheep before its shearers is silent,
    so he did not open his mouth.
8 By oppression[a] and judgment he was taken away.
    Yet who of his generation protested?
For he was cut off from the land of the living;
    for the transgression of my people he was punished.[b]
9 He was assigned a grave with the wicked,
    and with the rich in his death,
though he had done no violence,
    nor was any deceit in his mouth.

10 Yet it was the Lord’s will to crush him and cause him to suffer,
    and though the Lord makes[c] his life an offering for sin,
he will see his offspring and prolong his days,
    and the will of the Lord will prosper in his hand.
11 After he has suffered,
    he will see the light of life[d] and be satisfied[e];
by his knowledge[f] my righteous servant will justify many,
    and he will bear their iniquities.
12 Therefore I will give him a portion among the great,[g]
    and he will divide the spoils with the strong,[h]
because he poured out his life unto death,
    and was numbered with the transgressors.
For he bore the sin of many,
    and made intercession for the transgressors.

(New Testament)

John 3:3 ‘I tell you the truth, no one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again.’

John 4: 10-14

10¬†Jesus answered her,¬†‚ÄúIf you knew the gift of God and who it is that asks you for a drink, you would have asked him and he would have given you living water.‚ÄĚ

11¬†‚ÄúSir,‚ÄĚ the woman said, ‚Äúyou have nothing to draw with and the well is deep. Where can you get this living water?¬†12¬†Are you greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well¬†and drank from it himself, as did also his sons and his livestock?‚ÄĚ

13¬†Jesus answered,¬†‚ÄúEveryone who drinks this water will be thirsty again,¬†14¬†but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst.¬†Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water¬†welling up to eternal life.‚ÄĚ

John 14: 6 Р6 Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

Ephesians 2:8-10 – 8¬†For it is by grace¬†you have been saved,¬†through faith‚ÄĒand this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God‚ÄĒ¬†9¬†not by works,¬†so that no one can boast.¬†10¬†For we are God‚Äôs handiwork,¬†created¬†in Christ Jesus to do good works,¬†which God prepared in advance for us to do.

Romans 10:9-10

9¬†If you declare¬†with your mouth, ‚ÄúJesus is Lord,‚Ä̬†and believe¬†in your heart that God raised him from the dead,¬†you will be saved.¬†10¬†For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.

Don’t wait, time is short (yours and mine). For those who believe there are many ways, or there is nothing… if you’re right, we all meet the same end. But, what if I am right? What if you recognize that the Bible is right? Will it hurt you to recognize your wrongs? Turn away from them? Will it hurt you to see you can’t do it on your own? Will it hurt me if you slander me or God? Not one bit. But, again, what if I am right?

Today, I pray for everyone who reads that the only true God will open your eyes and hearts.

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No. Just… no.

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I cannot believe how low we have fallen. Aborting babies at birth. If all life is sacred… what the hell?

I am sad, angry,  and frustrated. I thought I had seen the worst in people, but clearly that was a fallacy.

The same day Virginia pitched this, the same woman (Tran) put the cankerworm on the endangered species list.

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Over this.

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OH GOD.

I would never condemn anyone who has gone through this. Or the men who couldn’t keep it in their pants. I can’t even condemn those who have pushed this. It’s spiritual warfare, and this is so very, very wrong.

Tears.

The Great Poison

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This may be a controversial topic.

OK it is. But, I want to share with you something I thought about first thing this morning, and not a thousand percent sure how I got there. But, here it is.

Poison has been used before a historical timeclock was kept. To kill, some in small amounts to heal, some to get rid of ‘things’ unwanted.

Let me go back, back, and a wee further back to ancient Greece. I promise I will not go into a lengthy history. There were a zillion religions. Many involved horrific rituals. Prevalent was the worship of Baal (infanticide). Look familiar?

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baal bull

Molech (sacrifice of infants)

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and Asherah the goddess of nature and fertility and the poles (phallic??) that were worshipped. Don’t get me wrong, I understand how these names and symbols became part of the Catholic church and why.

asherah

asherah

Men, desperate to have children were deluded through ‘faith’ that their wife/wives would become pregnant after these rites. Girls as young as 12 were deflowered ‘for’ the people. These temples and rituals were maintained <cough> with money <cough> obtained from <cough> temple prostitution. Supposedly, a man would pay and have sex with a prostitute, she who walked the streets in great finery (costly gowns) and jewels on their arms, hands, fingers, etc., and his wife would become pregnant. This is one of the reasons St. Paul called for women to dress modestly. If not, they could be mistaken for a prostitute and all of the images that went with it.

This raised that weird question in my mind. How did these women prevent pregnancy? Well, obviously they didn’t. But they weren’t stupid, not even. They had a poison to deal with it, an abortifactant called ‘Wolfbane,’ or Oleander (similar in chemical structure to modern abortifactants). Thus, they could continue profiting from being prostitutes. What is Wolfbane? Wolf. An obvious reference to wolves. What is bane? Death with bitterness and misery. Snatch away life in misery (aka pain. Whose? The prostitute? No. Think about it.) making this a very bitter rite. One of the biggest centers in Greece (now, Turkey, which is now anti-Semitic, and think on that one for a moment, too) was Pergamum. Baal was worshipped there, and John called it the seat of Satan. There you had an oven. This was in the shape of a bull (Baal). You worship Christ? You worship Yahweh? The oven! You go to the temple priestess, the abortifactant, Wolfbane.

Pergamum’s seat of Satan was moved to Germany by Hitler, by the way, including the oven shaped like a bull (which is where martyrs were roasted to death before and after Jesus’ time) and Hitler’s own praise for putting ovens in to kill Jews. Evil.

Think… World War II.

Of course, I spent the better part of the morning looking this stuff up. Last, I came upon a blog and thought, ‘whoa.’ ‘Wolfsbane, Aconie and A Christian,’ on hummingbird-lamplighter.blogspot.com. I recommend this article on Baal worship for church leaders and attendants. The author spoke about the poison being fed to Christians by shepherds Jesus called vipers (poison…?) and wolves. These leaders denied (and still do) the Deity of Christ, they mingle religions, they misquote sripture, add in weird rituals and promote abortion. Even Paul made reference to this in Romans 3:13-16. This poison brings about abortion of babies and poisons the Word of God. You in a fellowship? Have you made absolutely certain he is not a false pastors? Is that pastor reading the Bible and taking everything out of context? Well, just go worship Baal, Molech, Asherah, because these are things being preached today.

There is a modern ‘Asherah star goddess’ who talks about sex magic. Mmm, hmm. ‘Nothing new under the sun.’

What does this mean to YOU? Worship anything? Pro-choice? There are chemical abortions to hide surgical abortions. Up to 92% of abortions in Europe are chemically-induced. Has the wolfbane-harlot-Baal worship concept hit you now? Speed that one forward in prophecy just a bit.

Last, please don’t forget that scientists (not creationists, not religious scientists) have reported that life begins at conception.

So… who do you worship? If you don’t see this as Satanic, I suggest you open your Bible and read.

The Mountain Goat. Hind’s Feet on High Places

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This post is not mine, but I feel it needs to be shared.

http://kevindustow.com/2018/11/10/lessons-from-the-mountain-goat/#comment-15

This is a great visual for those of us who depend on God’s protection, his provision, his covering. I really enjoyed this post. I hope you do, too.