“…Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, The Lord God of your fathers, the God of Abraham,

the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, hath sent me unto you: this is my name for ever,

Exodus 3:15

 

THE LAWKEEPERS’ JOURNAL

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THE NEW MOON WATCH:

<> MARCH 17,18,19, 2018 <>

FOR

<>The FIRST MONTH of the Hebrew Calendar<>

 

The Spring “Equinox” occurring in the Heavens and the following New Moon Crescent

Establish the Hebrew New Year.

 

THE EQUINOX IS DUE TO FALL ON MARCH 20, 2018.

 

And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven

to divide the day from the night;

and

let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:

Genesis 1:14

 

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May Our Most Merciful GOD

of

Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob-Israel

Continue to open the eyes of the "Dry Bones"

In preparation for our RETURN to our heritage

To serve and worship HIM in ways, whereby,

HE will finally be pleased with us HIS Covenant People!

(Ezekiel 37th Chapter)

 

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Lights from Jerusalem with a message for the world!

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But ye, O mountains of Israel, ye shall shoot forth your branches,

and yield your fruit to my people of Israel;

for they are at hand to come.  

Ezekiel 36:8

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EXALTATION TO GIVE GLORY TO THE CREATOR GOD OF ISRAEL:

 

“Praise ye the LORD. O give thanks unto the LORD;

for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.
Who can utter the mighty acts of the LORD? who can shew forth all his praise?
Blessed are they that keep judgment, and he that doeth righteousness at all times.
Remember me, O LORD, with the favour that thou bearest unto thy people:

O visit me with thy salvation;
That I may see the good of thy chosen, that I may rejoice in the gladness of thy nation, that I may glory with thine inheritance.
We have sinned with our fathers, we have committed iniquity,

we have done wickedly. Our fathers understood not thy wonders in Egypt;

they remembered not the multitude of thy mercies;

but provoked him at the sea, even at the Red sea.
Nevertheless he saved them for his name's sake,

that he might make his mighty power to be known.
He rebuked the Red sea also, and it was dried up:

so he led them through the depths, as through the wilderness.
And he saved them from the hand of him that hated them,

and redeemed them from the hand of the enemy.
And the waters covered their enemies: there was not one of them left.
THEN BELIEVED THEY HIS WORDS; THEY SANG HIS PRAISE.”

Psalm 106:1 - 12

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A MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT OF THE LAWKEEPERS, CO.: 

 

ALL PRAISES BE TO THE MOST HIGH YIHOVAH,

ELOHIM OF ABRAHAM, ISAAC, AND JACOB

PRAISE HIS HOLY NAME

FOR HE IS WORTHY TO BE PRAISED!!!

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“Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God [is] one LORD:”

Deuteronomy 6:4

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The month of Abib/Aviv is the first month on our Hebrew calendar.  The scriptures tell us that in the month of Abib/Aviv we made our EXODUS out of bondage in Egypt.  The House of Yisrael was led out of Egypt by our GREAT KING YHWH into the Land Promised to our forefathers Abraham, Isaac and Jacob/Yisrael thousands of years ago.  The MOST HIGH cast us out of HIS land when our forefathers went a whoring after other gods/idols…..we were scattered throughout the four corners of the earth.  The following article lists some of the atrocities inflicted upon the children in this country [the USA] during slavery. 

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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Black Children During Slavery

 

Black Children Were Fed Like Pigs

 

Babies were often taken care of by very young Black children or very old adults who weren’t able to work much. Because there were often many babies to be fed, they were fed out of troughs.

 

“Children fed like pigs out of troughs and, being supplied sparingly, invariably fight and quarrel with one another over their meals,” Francis Fredric recalled in documents in The National Archives. The food they were given often lacked protein and other things of nutritional value. The children’s bellies were often plump, which is a typical indicator of malnutrition.

Even Children’s Games Were Oppressive

 

When enslaved children had time to play, they obviously were not given traditional toys and had to come up with their own games. A common game mentioned in numerous narratives is Hide the Switch. In this game, one child would hide a switch, a branch cut from a tree commonly used for whippings, and whoever found it would then chase the others in an attempt to whip them.

Children Were Often Forced to Have Sex

 

The history of sexual abuse of women by the plantation owners is widely discussed, but what is rarely talked about is the sexual abuse of children in slavery. Because the more enslaved people an owner had, the wealthier he was, children were often forced to have sex in order to procreate.

 

“Child-bearing started around the age of thirteen, and by twenty the women slaves would be expected to have four or five children,” an article titled “Slave Breeding” reads, via spartacuseducational.com “To encourage child-bearing some population owners promised women slaves their freedom after they had produced fifteen children.”

 

Ages in Which Children Were Required to Work Varied

 

Children were required to begin working in the fields at different ages, depending on the plantation.

Forty-eight percent of interviewees in the Slave Narrative Collection recalled being put to work before the age of 7. Before puberty, the tasks given to children did not appear to be gender specific. Most children were required to take water to the fields, tend to the animals and care for younger children, among other duties, according to The National Archives.

 

High Death Rates

 

Children who were born into slavery were exposed to many traumas, including poor diet, harsh living conditions and lack of medical care. This led to a high infant/child mortality rate due to natural causes at almost twice that of their white counterparts.

 

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I close with the following scriptures:

 

 “And the LORD shall bring thee into Egypt again with ships, by the way whereof I spake unto thee, Thou shalt see it no more again: and there ye shall be sold unto your enemies for bondmen and bondwomen, and no man shall buy you.”   Deuteronomy 28:68

 

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Let’s put away what is actually a superstitious practice created by man-made religions. 

Let’s stop trying to be like all the nations, which worship false gods. 

Let’s put our hearts and minds on truly exiting this evil land called the United States of America and return to our beautiful land that is the apple of the eye of the MOST HIGH!!!! 

Let us return to the land of our forefathers, the land of our inheritance: THE LAND OF ISRAEL!!!

 

May ELOHIM have mercy upon the whole House of YISRAEL and deliver all of us who FEAR HIM back into HIS Land.

 

For the kingdom [is] the LORD'S: and he [is] the governor among the nations.

Psalms 22:28

 

Love GOD, Yisrael!!!!

 

“LEAD, FOLLOW, or GET OUT OF THE WAY!!!”

 

ALL PRAISES BE TO THE MOST HIGH YIHOVAH,

ELOHIM OF ABRAHAM, ISAAC, AND JACOB

PRAISE HIS HOLY NAME

FOR HE IS WORTHY TO BE PRAISED!!!

 

Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God [is] one LORD:

Deuteronomy 6:4

 

HalleluYah!!  HalleluYah!!  HalleluYah!!

Rosh Chodesh Shalom to All!

Yehudah ben Yacob,

President

The LawKeepers, Co.

 

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I will bring them out from the people, and gather them from the countries,

and will bring them to their own land, and feed them upon the mountains of Israel

 by the rivers, and in all the inhabited places of the country.

Ezekiel 34:13

 

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“Thus saith the Lord GOD; The gate of the inner court

that looketh toward the east shall be shut the six working days;

but on the sabbath it shall be opened, and in the day of the new moon it shall be opened.
And the prince shall enter by the way of the porch of that gate without,

and shall stand by the post of the gate, and the priests shall prepare his burnt offering

and his peace offerings, and he shall worship at the threshold of the gate:

then he shall go forth; but the gate shall not be shut until the evening.
Likewise the people of the land shall worship at the door of this gate

before the LORD in the SABBATHS and in the NEW MOONS.”

Ezekiel 46:1 – 3

(These “Sabbaths” are not Seventh Day Sabbaths but are the other Holy Days listed in Leviticus 23rd Chapter.)

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THE TORAH READINGS FOR THE NEW MOON

AND GOD’s SEVENTH DAY SABBATHS

DURING THIS FIRST HEBREW MONTH

 

“Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law.”

Psalm 119:18

 

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THE ANNUAL SPRING EQUINOX:

MARCH 19 - 21

STARTS THE SEASON OF PASSOVER,

AS PER THE CREATOR’s EVENTS TAKING PLACE

IN THE HEAVENS BY HIS SUN AND HIS EARTH.

THUS, THE MEMORIAL OF PASSOVER MUST

BE OBSERVED IN THE SPRING EQUINOX/SEASON

AND AFTER SIGHTING THE NEW MOON CRESCENT:

WHICH IS THE BEGINNING OF MONTHS UNTO ISRAELITES.

And the LORD spake unto Moses in the

wilderness of Sinai, in the first month of

the second year after they were come out

of the land of Egypt, saying, Let the children

of Israel also keep the passover at his

appointed season. In the fourteenth

day of this month, at even, ye shall keep

it in his appointed season:

according to all the rites of it, and

according to all the ceremonies thereof,

shall ye keep it.”   Numbers 9:1 – 3

 

“And if a stranger shall sojourn among you,

and will keep the passover unto the LORD;

according to the ordinance of the passover,

and according to the manner thereof, so

shall he doye shall have ONE ORDINANCE,

both for the stranger, and for him that was

born in the land.”   Numbers 9:14

 

THE BEGINNING OF MONTHS

UNTO ISRAELITES BEGINS AT

THE SIGHTING OF THE NEW MOON CRESCENT.

 

“And the LORD spake unto Moses and Aaron

in the land of Egypt, saying, This month

shall be unto you THE BEGINNING OF MONTHS:

it shall be the first month of the year to you.” 

Exodus 12:1,2

 

“The feast of unleavened bread shalt

thou keep. Seven days thou shalt eat

unleavened bread, as I commanded thee,

in the TIME of the month Abib:for in the

month Abib thou camest out from Egypt.”   

Exodus 34:18

 

NEW MOON CRESCENT WATCH:

FOR FIRST DAY OF THE MONTH

AND NEW HEBREW YEAR: 

THE FIRST MONTH

MARCH 17,18,19, 2018

“Love the LORD thy God…obey his voice…

cleave unto him: for he is thy life, and

thelength of thy days: that thou mayest

dwell in the land which the LORD sware

unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac,

and to Jacob, to give them.”

Deuteronomy 30:20;

Deuteronomy 6:25

 

Genesis 1:14 - 19

Exodus 10:1 - 3

Numbers 10:10

Numbers 28:11 – 15

I Samuel 20:18,24;24 - 29

Psalm 81:1 – 10

Isaiah 66:23

Ezekiel 45:17

Ezekiel 46:3

Exodus 10:1 – 3

Amos 8:5

Exodus 12th - 14th Chapters

I Samuel 20:5 – 34

Joshua 2nd Chapter

Joshua 6th Chapter

Psalm 3rd Chapter

Psalm 103rd Chapter

Isaiah 43:10

Psalm 119:97-112

Exodus 20:8 -11

Psalm 37th Chapter

Psalm 67th Chapter

Psalm 118th Chapter

“And now, Israel, what doth the LORD

thy God require of thee, but to fear the

LORD thy God, to walk in all his ways,

and to love him, and to serve the

LORD thy God with all thy heart and with

all thy soul, To keep the commandments

of the LORD, and his statutes, which I

command thee this day for thy good?”

Deuteronomy 10:12,13

 

FIRST SABBATH READINGS

OF THE NEW YEAR – 3/24/18

 

Genesis 2:1 - 3

Exodus 16:29

Exodus 20:8 - 11

Exodus 23:12

Exodus 31:12 – 18

Exodus 35:2,3

Leviticus 23:3

Jeremiah 17:19 - 27

Deuteronomy 5:12 -15

Exodus 16:14 - 36

Numbers 15:32-36

Isaiah 56:1-8

Isaiah 58:10-14

Exodus 15th - 17th Chapters

Numbers 11:6 - 9

Isaiah 12th Chapter

II Samuel 22nd Chapter

I Chronicles 29:10 – 22

Ezekiel 20:5 - 24

Psalm 114th Chapter

Psalm 10th Chapter

Psalm 66th Chapter

 

SABBATH READINGS – 3/31/18

 

Genesis 2:1 - 3

Exodus 16:29

Exodus 20:8 - 11

Exodus 23:12

Exodus 31:12 – 18

Exodus 35:2,3

Leviticus 23:3

Jeremiah 17:19 - 27

Deuteronomy 5:12 – 15

Exodus 6:2 - 8

Isaiah 56:1 - 8

Isaiah 58:10 - 14

Exodus 18th - 20th Chapters

Joshua 24:20 – 27

Deuteronomy 5:6 - 21

Deuteronomy 27:26

I Samuel 21:4,5

Joshua 1:1 - 9

I Kings 8:23 – 53

I Kings 9:1 – 9

II Chronicles 30th Chapter

Deuteronomy 30th Chapter

Nehemiah 9:1 - 26

Nehemiah 13:15 - 22

Psalm 68th Chapter

 

EREV PASSOVER

(14TH at Sundown) - Determined

by the New Moon Crescent “Sighting”

“Thou shalt keep the feast of unleavened

bread: (thou shalt eat unleavened bread

seven days, as I commanded thee, in the

time appointed of the month Abib; for in it

thou camest out from Egypt: and none shall

appear before me empty:)”  Exodus 23:15

 

“…Thou art my servant, O Israel, in whom I

will be glorified.” Isaiah 49:3; Psalm 89:16;

Deuteronomy 16:1 – 3

 

“But at the place which the LORD thy God

shall choose to place his name in, there thou

shalt sacrifice the passover at even,

at the going down of the sun, at the season

that thou camest forth out of Egypt. And thou

shalt roast and eat it in the place which the

LORD thy God shall choose: and thou shalt

turn in the morning, and go unto thy tents.”  

Deuteronomy 16:6,7

 

“And the LORD spake unto Moses in the

wilderness of Sinai, in the first month of the

second year after they were come out of the

land of Egypt, saying, Let the children of Israel

also keep the passover at his appointed season.

In the fourteenth day of this month, at even, ye

shall keep it in his appointed season: according

to all the rites of it, and according to all the

ceremonies thereof, shall ye keep it.”

Numbers 9:1 - 3

 

Leviticus 23:5 - 8

Deuteronomy 16:1 – 8

Isaiah 30:29

Nahum 1:15

Exodus 21st - 23rd Chapters

Exodus 12th Chapter

Malachi 1:7,8

Exodus 3:4 – 21

Exodus 34:18,25

Numbers 9:1 – 14

Deuteronomy 16:1 - 8

Joshua 5:10 – 12

II Kings 23:21 - 26

II Chronicles 35:1 - 19

Ezra 6th Chapter

Isaiah 43rd Chapter

Jeremiah 15:11

Ezekiel 45:21 - 24

Psalm 33rd Chapter

Psalm 136th Chapter

Psalm 137th Chapter

“Thou shalt fear the LORD thy God,

and serve him, and shalt swear by

his name.” Deuteronomy 6:13

 

FEAST OF UNLEAVENED BREAD

Determined by the New Moon

Crescent “Sighting”

“Thou shalt keep the feast of unleavened

bread: (thou shalt eat unleavened bread

seven days, as I commanded thee, in the

time appointed of the month Abib; for in it

thou camest out from Egypt: and none shall

appear before me empty:)”   Exodus 23:15

 

“…God heard their groaning, and

God remembered his covenant with

Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob.”

Exodus 2:24

 

“The feast of unleavened bread shalt thou keep.

Seven days thou shalt eat unleavened bread,

as I commanded thee, in the time of the month

Abib: for in the month Abib thou camest

out from Egypt.”   Exodus 34:18

 

Exodus 24th - 26th Chapters

Exodus 13th Chapter

Exodus 20:1 – 17

Leviticus 24:5 – 9

Numbers 15:22,23

Deuteronomy 12:1

Deuteronomy 16:16,17

Deuteronomy 26th Chapter

Deuteronomy 27:9,10

Deuteronomy 31:9 - 13

Jeremiah 34:12 – 17

Joshua 20th Chapter

I Samuel 1:7

II Kings 17:36 - 39

II Chronicles 30th Chapter

Isaiah 32nd Chapter

Isaiah 42nd Chapter

Jeremiah 2nd Chapter

Ezekiel 20:10 – 12

Ezekiel 20:19,20

I Kings 8:23 – 53

I Kings 9:1 – 9

Psalm 135:8 - 13

Psalm 15th Chapter

Psalm 25th Chapter

Psalm 61st Chapter

Psalm 62nd Chapter

Psalm 78th Chapter

“I am the LORD your God; walk in my

statutes, and keep my judgments, and

do them; And hallow my sabbaths;

and they shall be a sign between me

and you, that ye may know that I am

the LORD your God.” Ezekiel 20:19,20;

Nehemiah 9:13,14 

 

SABBATH READINGS – 4/7/18

 

Genesis 2:1 - 3

Exodus 16:29

Exodus 20:8 - 11

Exodus 23:12

Exodus 31:12 – 18

Exodus 35:2,3

Leviticus 23:3

Jeremiah 17:19 - 27

Deuteronomy 5:12 - 15

Isaiah 56:1 - 8

Isaiah 58:10 - 14

Exodus 27th - 29th Chapters

Isaiah 19:17 - 25

Ezekiel 43:18 - 27

Ezekiel 44:9 - 31

I Samuel 2:13 - 15, 27 - 35

Malachi 1:7,8

Malachi 2nd Chapter

Malachi 3rd Chapter

Malachi 4:4,5

Isaiah 61st Chapter

Psalm 26th Chapter

Psalm 43rd Chapter

 

7TH DAY OF PASSOVER WEEK AND

MEMORIAL OF THE GOD OF ISRAEL

Determined by the New Moon  

Crescent “Sighting”

“Six days thou shalt eat unleavened bread:

and on the seventh day shall be a solemn

assembly to the LORD thy God: thou shalt

do no work therein.”   Deuteronomy 16:8

 

“Ye are my witnesses, saith the LORD,

and my servant whom I have chosen:

that ye may know and believe me,

and understand that I am he: before

me there was no God formed, neither

shall there be after me.” Isaiah 43:10

 

Nahum 1:15

Isaiah 30:29

Leviticus 23:5 - 8

Psalm 105th Chapter

Psalm 106th Chapter

Psalm 107th Chapter

Psalm 37th Chapter

Psalm 140th Chapter

Psalm 59th Chapter

Psalm 71st Chapter

Proverbs 6th Chapter

Psalm 19th Chapter

Psalm 69th Chapter

Jeremiah 30th Chapter

Psalm 91st Chapter

“And God said moreover unto Moses,

Thus shalt thou say unto the children

of Israel, The LORD God of your fathers,

the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac,

and the God of Jacob, hath sent me unto

you: this is my name for ever, and this is

my memorial unto all generations.”

Exodus 3:15

 

SABBATH READINGS – 4/14/18

 

Genesis 2:1 - 3

Exodus 16:29

Exodus 20:8 - 11

Exodus 23:12

Exodus 31:12 – 18

Exodus 35:2,3

Leviticus 23:3

Jeremiah 17:19 - 27

Deuteronomy 5:12 - 15

Isaiah 56:1 - 8

Isaiah 58:10 - 14

Exodus 30th - 32nd Chapters

Exodus 16:3 – 30

Exodus 34:21

Exodus 35:2,3

Leviticus 23:3

Numbers 15:32 - 36

Deuteronomy 5:12 - 15

II Samuel 24th Chapter

II Kings 10:11 – 31

Nehemiah 13:15 - 22

Ezekiel 20:1 - 44

Jeremiah 17th Chapter

Psalm 96th Chapter

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Watch for the NEW MOON CRESCENT "SIGHTING"

ON

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Marking our next Hebrew New Year!

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EDITORIAL:

 

Shalom Yisrael and to All Who Embrace the CREATOR GOD and HIS Covenant,

 

YAH, THE CREATOR, IS MY GOD AND MY ONLY SAVIOR!

 

One day there will be a time when “THEY SHALL ALL KNOW ME”.  As you know that is a reference to the GOD of Israel at the Mouth of HIS Prophet Jeremiah:

 

Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I WILL MAKE A NEW COVENANT WITH THE HOUSE OF ISRAEL, AND WITH THE HOUSE OF JUDAH: Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt; which my covenant they brake, although I was an husband unto them, saith the LORD: But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, saith the LORD, I WILL PUT MY LAW IN THEIR INWARD PARTS, AND WRITE IT IN THEIR HEARTS; AND WILL BE THEIR GOD, AND THEY SHALL BE MY PEOPLE. And they shall teach no more every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the LORD: for THEY SHALL ALL KNOW ME, FROM THE LEAST OF THEM UNTO THE GREATEST OF THEM, SAITH THE LORD; for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.   Jeremiah 31:31 – 34

 

I’m afraid you will have to read my ranting about the wicked and the disobedient to GOD’s LAW and my rambling and touting about Our AWESOME GOD of Israel until HIS Righteous WALK of LIFE is completely embedded in our hearts. 

 

THAT THOU MAYEST LOVE THE LORD THY GOD, AND THAT THOU MAYEST OBEY HIS VOICE, AND THAT THOU MAYEST CLEAVE UNTO HIM: FOR HE IS THY LIFE, AND THE LENGTH OF THY DAYS: that thou mayest dwell in the land which the LORD sware unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give them.   Deuteronomy 30:20

 

And at that time, we will live in GOD’s PEACE and HIS HAPPINESS. 

 

BUT UNTIL THAT TIME, you will just have to put up with me UNLESS OF COURSE we can appeal to Our GOD of Israel to hasten the time when HE will fulfill HIS WORD and HIS PROMISES to end wickedness, GATHER us from the “Four Corners of the Earth”, raise up King David, and establish us back in our inheritance. 

 

It can happen, even this year.  Our GOD’s HANDS are stretched out still, and there is nothing too hard for HIM to ACCOMPLISH.  And if not this year, just know that it will happen because Our GOD and SAVIOR IS MERCIFUL AND KEEPS HIS WORD.

 

THUS SAITH THE LORD GOD; Behold, I will take the stick of Joseph, which is in the hand of Ephraim, and the tribes of Israel his fellows, and will put them with him, even with the stick of Judah, and make them one stick, and they shall be one in mine hand. And the sticks whereon thou writest shall be in thine hand before their eyes. And say unto them, THUS SAITH THE LORD GOD; BEHOLD, I WILL TAKE THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL FROM AMONG THE HEATHEN, WHITHER THEY BE GONE, AND WILL GATHER THEM ON EVERY SIDE, AND BRING THEM INTO THEIR OWN LAND: AND I WILL MAKE THEM ONE NATION IN THE LAND UPON THE MOUNTAINS OF ISRAEL; AND ONE KING SHALL BE KING TO THEM ALL: and they shall be no more two nations, neither shall they be divided into two kingdoms any more at all: NEITHER SHALL THEY DEFILE THEMSELVES ANY MORE WITH THEIR IDOLS, NOR WITH THEIR DETESTABLE THINGS, NOR WITH ANY OF THEIR TRANSGRESSIONS: BUT I WILL SAVE THEM OUT OF ALL THEIR DWELLING PLACES, WHEREIN THEY HAVE SINNED, AND WILL CLEANSE THEM: SO SHALL THEY BE MY PEOPLE, AND I WILL BE THEIR GOD. AND DAVID MY SERVANT SHALL BE KING OVER THEM; AND THEY ALL SHALL HAVE ONE SHEPHERD: THEY SHALL ALSO WALK IN MY JUDGMENTS, AND OBSERVE MY STATUTES, AND DO THEM. AND THEY SHALL DWELL IN THE LAND THAT I HAVE GIVEN UNTO JACOB MY SERVANT, WHEREIN YOUR FATHERS HAVE DWELT; AND THEY SHALL DWELL THEREIN, EVEN THEY, AND THEIR CHILDREN, AND THEIR CHILDREN'S CHILDREN FOR EVER: AND MY SERVANT DAVID SHALL BE THEIR PRINCE FOR EVER. Moreover I will make a covenant of peace with them; it shall be an everlasting covenant with them: and I will place them, and multiply them, and will set my sanctuary in the midst of them for evermore. My tabernacle also shall be with them: yea, I will be their God, and they shall be my people. AND THE HEATHEN SHALL KNOW THAT I THE LORD DO SANCTIFY ISRAEL, WHEN MY SANCTUARY SHALL BE IN THE MIDST OF THEM FOR EVERMORE.  Ezekiel 37:19 – 28

 

TRUST AND BELIEVE IN OUR SAVIOR GOD OF ISRAEL AND KNOW THAT

WE ARE GOING HOME TO THE LAND OF ISRAEL

TO SHOW FORTH THE PRAISES OF OUR GOD

AND GLORY HIS HOLY NAME BEFORE THE WORLD!

 

Have a Blessed and Prayer-filled PASSOVER WEEK, and let Jerusalem come to mind.

 

ALL PRAISE AND GLORY TO THE MOST HIGH CREATOR GOD OF OUR FATHERS, ABRAHAM, ISAAC, AND JACOB FOR EVERMORE!

 

HALLELUYAH, HALLELUYAH, HALLELUYAH!!!

 

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WE KNOW THE TRUE AND LIVING CREATOR GOD

BUT

WHY IS IT IMPERATIVE THAT WE WORSHIP HIM

 

Thus saith the LORD that created thee, O Jacob,

and he that formed thee, O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed thee,

I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine.

Isaiah 43:1

 

I have created him for my glory, I have formed him; yea, I have made him.

Isaiah 43:7

 

The CREATOR GOD is not hard to find.  HE is always near and constantly opening the eyes of those who SEEK HIM and HIS TRUTH. 

 

Thus saith the Lord GOD;

Although I have cast them far off among the heathen,

and although I have scattered them among the countries,

yet will I be to them as a little sanctuary

IN THE COUNTRIES WHERE THEY SHALL COME.

Ezekiel 11:16

 

And I am constantly searching for HIS written WORD that will make the difference, that is make my friends and family understand that there is but ONE GOD, and that all others are the works of evil men with an agenda to turn GOD’s CHOSEN away from HIM and take HIS Earth into their own hands with their own gods, images, and idols.  And the Catholic Church is full of them.

 

Once I was discussing GOD’s WORD with a friend about the CREATOR being the ONLY GOD.  I showed this person passages in the “Old Testament” where GOD said HE is the ONLY SAVIOR and proved that we are HIS Chosen People, descended from the Biblical Israelites.  When I presented Scripture on the Slave Trade (Deuteronomy 28th Chapter), evidencing that we are of the SEED of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, this person lifted my Bible to see if what I was reading was really coming from the Hebrew Scriptures.  

 

This in most cases is the initial reaction to Christians learning about the CREATOR GOD and HIS Chosen People.  But unfortunately, when other facts are revealed about GOD’s Righteous Book of the Law that HE wants us to follow and do, folks are no longer as interested, as before.  It is amazing how GOD’s WORD strikes little or no FEAR in people’s hearts, and when that is exactly what it is supposed to do.

 

O that there were such an heart in them, that they would FEAR ME, AND KEEP ALL MY COMMANDMENTS ALWAYS, that it might be well with them, and with their children for ever! Go say to them, Get you into your tents again. But as for thee, stand thou here by me, and I will speak unto thee all the commandments, and the statutes, and the judgments, which thou shalt teach them, that they may do them in the land which I give them to possess it. YE SHALL OBSERVE TO DO THEREFORE AS THE LORD YOUR GOD HATH COMMANDED YOU: YE SHALL NOT TURN ASIDE TO THE RIGHT HAND OR TO THE LEFT.  Ye shall walk in all the ways which the LORD your God hath commanded you, that ye may live, and that it may be well with you, and that ye may prolong your days in the land which ye shall possess.   Deuteronomy 5:29 - 33  

 

FEARING THE CREATOR is what keeps us believing in HIM and worshipping ONLY HIM according to HIS WAYS.  But because our forefathers chose to turn to other gods, we, their descendants, lost not only Our GOD, but we lost our identity, our freedom, our power, our wealth, and our Wondrous Land of Milk and Honey.  However, we have a MERCIFUL GOD, and HE only wants for us to RETURN BACK to HIM, and when we do, HE will Bless us again, and even more than before.

 

For since the beginning of the world men have not heard, nor perceived by the ear, neither hath the eye seen, O God, beside thee, what he hath prepared for him that waiteth for him.   Isaiah 64:4

 

The season for the MEMORIAL of PASSOVER is directly upon us, and more than ever we should be mindful of the GOD of Israel’s PROMISE to again DELIVER us out of this horrific captivity, just as HE SAVED our forefathers out of Egyptian bondage.

 

The LORD shall scatter you among the nations, and ye shall be left few in number among the heathen, whither the LORD shall lead you. And there ye shall serve gods, the work of men's hands, wood and stone, which neither see, nor hear, nor eat, nor smell. BUT IF FROM THENCE THOU SHALT SEEK THE LORD THY GOD, THOU SHALT FIND HIM, IF THOU SEEK HIM WITH ALL THY HEART AND WITH ALL THY SOUL. When thou art in tribulation, and all these things are come upon thee, even in the latter days, IF THOU TURN TO THE LORD THY GOD, AND SHALT BE OBEDIENT UNTO HIS VOICE; (FOR THE LORD THY GOD IS A MERCIFUL GOD;) HE WILL NOT FORSAKE THEE, neither destroy thee, nor forget the covenant of thy fathers which he sware unto them.   Deuteronomy 4:27 - 31

 

IT SHALL COME TO PASS IN THAT DAY, THAT THE REMNANT OF ISRAEL, AND SUCH AS ARE ESCAPED OF THE HOUSE OF JACOB, SHALL NO MORE AGAIN STAY UPON HIM THAT SMOTE THEM; but shall stay upon the LORD, the Holy One of Israel, in truth.  The remnant shall return, even the remnant of Jacob, unto the mighty God.   Isaiah 10:20,21

 

Therefore, behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that it shall no more be said, The LORD liveth, that brought up the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt; But, THE LORD LIVETH, THAT BROUGHT UP THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL FROM THE LAND OF THE NORTH, AND FROM ALL THE LANDS WHITHER HE HAD DRIVEN THEM: and I will bring them again into their land that I gave unto their fathers.   Jeremiah 16:14,15

 

Remember these, O Jacob and Israel; for thou art my servant: I have formed thee; thou art my servant: O ISRAEL, THOU SHALT NOT BE FORGOTTEN OF ME. I have blotted out, as a thick cloud, thy transgressions, and, as a cloud, thy sins: return unto me; for I have redeemed thee.   Isaiah 44:21,22

 

THEREFORE THE REDEEMED OF THE LORD SHALL RETURN, AND COME WITH SINGING UNTO ZION; and everlasting joy shall be upon their head: they shall obtain gladness and joy; and sorrow and mourning shall flee away.  I, EVEN I, AM HE THAT COMFORTETH YOU: who art thou, that thou shouldest be afraid of a man that shall die, and of the son of man which shall be made as grass; AND FORGETTEST THE LORD THY MAKER, THAT HATH STRETCHED FORTH THE HEAVENS, AND LAID THE FOUNDATIONS OF THE EARTH…   Isaiah 51:11 - 13

 

Regardless of what people may believe there is indisputable evidence at the WORD of GOD that HE has no association with the man-god, JC, and the man-made “New Testament” that invented this false god and Christian religion.

 

All we have is GOD’s WORD, HIS Book of the Law that HE gave to HIS Servant and Prophet Moses to teach to the Children of Israel and to the Strangers joined with them (Deut. 31:11,12), and the VISIONS GOD sent to HIS Prophets for our enlightenment.  Nowhere did the GOD of Israel mention anything about ending HIS Righteous LAW with the worship of JC (Romans 10:4).  On the contrary, and as it is written by GOD’s Prophet Malachi, we must Remember ye the law of Moses my servant, which I commanded unto him in Horeb for all Israel, with the statutes and judgments.

 

Thus saith the LORD that created thee, O Jacob,

and he that formed thee, O Israel…

Even every one that is called by my name:

for I have created him for my glory,

I have formed him; yea, I have made him.”

THE GREATEST OF ALL GOD’s LAWS IS THE ONE LAW

THAT COMMANDS US TO WORSHIP AND SERVE ONLY OUR MAKER!

“I am the LORD thy God…Thou shalt have no other gods before me.”

 

This stands to reason why the CREATOR GOD of Israel said HE will put HIS LAWS in our hearts, so that we will always keep them (Jer.31:31-34).  And to be absolutely truthful, the JEALOUS GOD of Israel never indicated to the Children of Israel that HE had any acquaintance with this man-god, JC and much less that we should worship him.  Bear in mind all the times the Children of Israel were severely punished for worshipping other gods, and the fact that the Holy ONE of Israel told the Israelites that HE would not give HIS GLORY to another.

 

Hear the word of the LORD, O ye nations, and declare it in the isles afar off, and say, HE THAT SCATTERED ISRAEL WILL GATHER HIM, AND KEEP HIM, AS A SHEPHERD DOTH HIS FLOCK.  Jeremiah 31:10

 

I AM THE LORD: THAT IS MY NAME: AND MY GLORY WILL I NOT GIVE TO ANOTHER, neither my praise to graven images.   Isaiah 42:8

 

We have to believe that it was the HAND of the CREATOR GOD of Israel that caused the Slave Trade, and the reason is that multimillions of Blacks were displaced and taken captive from the shores of Africa.  Israelites helped make up that number.  Countless times the wicked Children of Israel fled into Africa when the GOD of Israel brought famine upon them and when they were fleeing their enemies.  Many Israelites also left the Land fearing the Babylonians who, because of their wickedness, had taken control of their Land. 

 

WOE TO THE REBELLIOUS CHILDREN, SAITH THE LORD, THAT TAKE COUNSEL, BUT NOT OF ME; and that cover with a covering, but NOT OF MY SPIRIT, that they may add sin to sin: That walk to go down into Egypt, AND HAVE NOT ASKED AT MY MOUTH; to strengthen themselves in the strength of Pharaoh, and to trust in the shadow of Egypt! Therefore shall the strength of Pharaoh be your shame, and the trust in the shadow of Egypt your confusion.   Isaiah 30:1 - 3

 

But when the Israelites called on their MERCIFUL GOD, HE saved them because indeed, HIS LOVE was and still is REAL.

 

THEY AND OUR FATHERS DEALT PROUDLY, AND HARDENED THEIR NECKS, AND HEARKENED NOT TO THY COMMANDMENTS, AND REFUSED TO OBEY, neither were mindful of thy wonders that thou didst among them; but hardened their necks, and in their rebellion appointed a captain to return to their bondage: but thou art a God ready to pardon, gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and forsookest them not. Yea, when they had made them a molten calf, and said, This is thy God that brought thee up out of Egypt, and had wrought great provocations; YET THOU IN THY MANIFOLD MERCIES FORSOOKEST THEM NOT IN THE WILDERNESS: the pillar of the cloud departed not from them by day, to lead them in the way; neither the pillar of fire by night, to shew them light, and the way wherein they should go. Thou gavest also thy good spirit to instruct them, and withheldest not thy manna from their mouth, and gavest them water for their thirst.   Nehemiah 9:16 – 20

 

MOREOVER THOU GAVEST THEM KINGDOMS AND NATIONS, and didst divide them into corners: so they possessed the land of Sihon, and the land of the king of Heshbon, and the land of Og king of Bashan. THEIR CHILDREN ALSO MULTIPLIEDST THOU AS THE STARS OF HEAVEN, AND BROUGHTEST THEM INTO THE LAND, CONCERNING WHICH THOU HADST PROMISED TO THEIR FATHERS, that they should go in to possess it. So the children went in and possessed the land, and THOU SUBDUEDST BEFORE THEM THE INHABITANTS OF THE LAND, THE CANAANITES, AND GAVEST THEM INTO THEIR HANDS, with their kings, and the people of the land, that they might do with them as they would. AND THEY TOOK STRONG CITIES, AND A FAT LAND, and possessed houses full of all goods, wells digged, vineyards, and oliveyards, and fruit trees in abundance: so they did eat, and were filled, and became fat, and delighted themselves in thy great goodness.   Nehemiah 9:22 - 25

 

AFTER THEY HAD REST, THEY DID EVIL AGAIN BEFORE THEE: therefore leftest thou them in the hand of their enemies, so that they had the dominion over them: yet when they returned, and cried unto thee, thou heardest them from heaven; and MANY TIMES DIDST THOU DELIVER THEM ACCORDING TO THY MERCIES; AND TESTIFIEDST AGAINST THEM, THAT THOU MIGHTEST BRING THEM AGAIN UNTO THY LAW:   Nehemiah 9:28,29

 

IN ALL THEIR AFFLICTION HE WAS AFFLICTED, AND THE ANGEL OF HIS PRESENCE SAVED THEM: in his love and in his pity he redeemed them; and he bare them, and carried them all the days of old. But they rebelled, and vexed his holy Spirit: therefore he was turned to be their enemy, and he fought against them.   Isaiah 63:9,10  [This is evidence that Isaiah 53rd Chapter is about the Nation of Israel.]

 

THE LORD THY GOD IN THE MIDST OF THEE IS MIGHTY; HE WILL SAVE, HE WILL REJOICE OVER THEE WITH JOY; HE WILL REST IN HIS LOVE, HE WILL JOY OVER THEE WITH SINGING. I WILL GATHER THEM that are sorrowful for the solemn assembly, who are of thee, to whom the reproach of it was a burden.   Zephaniah 3:17,18

 

This prophecy of enslavement lasted for centuries, and the captivity has been prolonged unto this day.  Moreover, we, descendants of these Slaves, are still powerless, have no voice, have no representation, and justice and prosperity elude us just as the CREATOR GOD of Israel had said would happen.

 

The LORD shall send upon thee cursing, vexation, and rebuke, in all that thou settest thine hand unto for to do, until thou be destroyed, and until thou perish quickly; because of the wickedness of thy doings, WHEREBY THOU HAST FORSAKEN ME.  Deuteronomy 28:20

 

And thou shalt grope at noonday, as the blind gropeth in darkness, and THOU SHALT NOT PROSPER IN THY WAYS: AND THOU SHALT BE ONLY OPPRESSED and spoiled evermore, and no man shall save thee.   Deuteronomy 28:29

 

Thou shalt beget sons and daughters, but THOU SHALT NOT ENJOY THEM; FOR THEY SHALL GO INTO CAPTIVITY.   Deuteronomy 28:41

 

Yes, these curses fell upon us, just as Our GOD had said, but get this, HE also said that HE would cause our RETURN to our own Land.  Therefore, know that if this GOD fulfilled the curses upon us in Deuteronomy 28th Chapter that HE will also fulfill HIS Blessings upon us, as well.

 

The LORD taketh pleasure in them that fear him, in those that hope in his mercy.

“He sheweth his word unto Jacob, his statutes and his judgments unto Israel.  He hath not dealt so with any nation: and as for his judgments, they have not known them. PRAISE YE THE LORD.
   Psalm 147:11,19,20

“IT SHALL COME TO PASS IN THAT DAY, THAT THE REMNANT OF ISRAEL, AND SUCH AS ARE ESCAPED OF THE HOUSE OF JACOB, SHALL NO MORE AGAIN STAY UPON HIM THAT SMOTE THEM; BUT SHALL STAY UPON THE LORD, THE HOLY ONE OF ISRAEL, IN TRUTH. THE REMNANT SHALL RETURN, EVEN THE REMNANT OF JACOB, UNTO THE MIGHTY GOD. For though thy people Israel be as the sand of the sea, yet a remnant of them shall return: the consumption decreed shall overflow with righteousness.   Isaiah 10:20 - 22

 

I WILL GIVE THEM AN HEART TO KNOW ME, THAT I AM THE LORD: AND THEY SHALL BE MY PEOPLE, AND I WILL BE THEIR GOD: for they shall return unto me with their whole heart.   Jeremiah 24:7

 

GOD’s MEMORIAL OF PASSOVER IS OUR ONLY SAVING GRACE, ACTUALLY, IT IS ALL WE HAVE TO WORK FOR US IN THESE LANDS OF OUR CAPTIVITY

 

If in 2,000 years this JC man-god has not saved Christians, let’s not be so naïve to believe that he will save Israelites.  The CREATOR GOD laid this curse upon us for a reason, and when we decide to stop worshipping other gods and turn back to HIM, HE will GATHER us.  And in that we live so late into the “Day of the LORD” and HIS JUDGMENTS upon HIS Earth, Our CREATOR GOD of Israel is issuing verdicts daily, as HE calls attention to HIMSELF.  Therefore, the wise thing to do would be to relent, cease to worship other gods, serve the ONE TRUE and LIVING CREATOR GOD, OUR MAKER, and live according to HIS REQUIRED LAW.

 

I WILL GATHER THE REMNANT OF MY FLOCK OUT OF ALL COUNTRIES WHITHER I HAVE DRIVEN THEM, AND WILL BRING THEM AGAIN TO THEIR FOLDS; and they shall be fruitful and increase.  And I will set up shepherds over them which shall feed them: and they shall fear no more, nor be dismayed, neither shall they be lacking, saith the LORD. BEHOLD, THE DAYS COME, SAITH THE LORD, THAT I WILL RAISE UNTO DAVID A RIGHTEOUS BRANCH, AND A KING SHALL REIGN AND PROSPER, and shall execute judgment and justice in the earth. IN HIS DAYS JUDAH SHALL BE SAVED, AND ISRAEL SHALL DWELL SAFELY: and this is his name whereby he shall be called, THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS. Therefore, behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that THEY SHALL NO MORE SAY, THE LORD LIVETH, WHICH BROUGHT UP THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL OUT OF THE LAND OF EGYPT; BUT, THE LORD LIVETH, WHICH BROUGHT UP AND WHICH LED THE SEED OF THE HOUSE OF ISRAEL OUT OF THE NORTH COUNTRY, AND FROM ALL COUNTRIES WHITHER I HAD DRIVEN THEM; AND THEY SHALL DWELL IN THEIR OWN LAND.   Jeremiah 23:3 – 8

 

We know the True and Living CREATOR GOD, but why is it imperative that we worship HIM?  Because of so many false gods, idols, and images, this world fails to give the CREATOR HIS just deserts.  Though HE has shown no one but Moses HIMSELF, the Truth remains that this is the GOD responsible for the Universe, the Heavens and the Earth, darkness and light, the Heavenly Bodies and Hosts of Heaven, the animals, mountains, landforms, water, rain, snow and wind, fire, the weather, and Blessed prosperities, devastating Curses, as well as Life and Death.  I could leave it there, but I would be remiss if I did not mention all the other GOOD and WONDROUS THINGS formed by this CREATOR GOD.

 

The same GOD that Created all things also established Righteousness, that WAY of Life that sustains us a Holy People and privy to GOD’s MERCIES.  HE gave us HIS Prophets and a king from our brethren to be role models and to rule and govern in HIS Righteous LAW.  And HE chose Jerusalem for HIS Holy City.  More importantly, GOD gave King Solomon the right to build HIS Holy Temple for HIS Holy Name and Commanded that we appear before HIM on HIS Holy Days to eat before HIM.  Our GOD of Israel also Chose the Israelite Tribe of Levi for HIS Priests to Minister before HIM in HIS Temple.

 

Unto the place which the LORD your God shall choose out of all your tribes to put his name there, even unto his habitation shall ye seek, and thither thou shalt come: And thither ye shall bring your burnt offerings, and your sacrifices, and your tithes, and heave offerings of your hand, and your vows, and your freewill offerings, and the firstlings of your herds and of your flocks: And there ye shall eat before the LORD your God, and ye shall rejoice in all that ye put your hand unto, ye and your households, wherein the LORD thy God hath blessed thee.   Deuteronomy 12:5 – 7

 

“…one tribe for my servant David's sake, and for Jerusalem's sake, the city which I have chosen out of all the tribes of Israel…   I Kings 11:32

 

And it shall be the prince's part to give burnt offerings, and meat offerings, and drink offerings, in the feasts, and in the new moons, and in the sabbaths, in all solemnities of the house of Israel: he shall prepare the sin offering, and the meat offering, and the burnt offering, and the peace offerings, to make reconciliation for the house of Israel.   Ezekiel 45:17

 

Thus saith the Lord GOD; The gate of the inner court that looketh toward the east shall be shut the six working days; but on the sabbath it shall be opened, and in the day of the new moon it shall be opened.


“LIKEWISE THE PEOPLE OF THE LAND SHALL WORSHIP AT THE DOOR OF THIS GATE BEFORE THE LORD in the sabbaths and in the new moons.
  Ezekiel 46:1,3 [These “Sabbaths” make reference to GOD’s Feast Days – not the Seventh Day Sabbath of Rest.]

 

Who or what god can compare with the Most HIGH GOD of Israel that Created this Universe and that established this Land of Israel for HIS Covenant People, the SEED of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob?

 

O ISRAEL, TRUST THOU IN THE LORD: HE IS THEIR HELP AND THEIR SHIELD. O house of Aaron, trust in the LORD: he is their help and their shield. Ye that fear the LORD, trust in the LORD: he is their help and their shield. The LORD hath been mindful of us: he will bless us; he will bless the house of Israel; he will bless the house of Aaron. He will bless them that fear the LORD, both small and great. The LORD shall increase you more and more, you and your children. Ye are blessed of the LORD which made heaven and earth. The heaven, even the heavens, are the LORD's: but the earth hath he given to the children of men.   Psalm 115:9 – 16

 

GOD’s TENDER MERCIES ARE FOR ALL WHO OBEY AND FOLLOW HIS WAY OF LIFE

 

Also the sons of the stranger, that join themselves to the LORD, to serve him, and to love the name of the LORD, to be his servants, every one that keepeth the sabbath from polluting it, and taketh hold of my covenant; EVEN THEM WILL I BRING TO MY HOLY MOUNTAIN, AND MAKE THEM JOYFUL IN MY HOUSE OF PRAYER: their burnt offerings and their sacrifices shall be accepted upon mine altar; for mine house shall be called an house of prayer for all people. THE LORD GOD WHICH GATHERETH THE OUTCASTS OF ISRAEL SAITH, YET WILL I GATHER OTHERS TO HIM, BESIDE THOSE THAT ARE GATHERED UNTO HIM.   Isaiah 56:6 – 8

 

And it shall come to pass, that ye shall divide it by lot for an inheritance unto you, and to the strangers that sojourn among you, which shall beget children among you: and they shall be unto you as born in the country among the children of Israel; they shall have inheritance with you among the tribes of Israel. And it shall come to pass, that in what tribe the stranger sojourneth, there shall ye give him his inheritance, saith the Lord GOD.   Ezekiel 47:22,23

 

It is incumbent upon all of us who live to find the ONE TRUE GOD, i.e., the CREATOR of this Universe and embrace HIM with our whole heart and soul in Truth.  The reason being is that we are going to need HIM to keep us safe, as HE proceeds to take back HIS Earth, HIS Land, HIS Holy City Jerusalem, and HIS Covenant People this final time and re-establish us in our heritage forever.  At that time the Nation of Israel will have GOD’s LAW in their hearts and will serve and worship the GOD of Israel in EVERLASTING RIGHTEOUSNESS!

 

BEHOLD, THE DAYS COME, SAITH THE LORD, THAT I WILL MAKE A NEW COVENANT WITH THE HOUSE OF ISRAEL, AND WITH THE HOUSE OF JUDAH: Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt; which my covenant they brake, although I was an husband unto them, saith the LORD: BUT THIS SHALL BE THE COVENANT THAT I WILL MAKE WITH THE HOUSE OF ISRAEL; AFTER THOSE DAYS, SAITH THE LORD, I WILL PUT MY LAW IN THEIR INWARD PARTS, AND WRITE IT IN THEIR HEARTS; AND WILL BE THEIR GOD, and they shall be my people. And they shall teach no more every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the LORD: for THEY SHALL ALL KNOW ME, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith the LORD; for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.   Jeremiah 31:31 - 34

 

IT SHALL COME TO PASS, THAT IN ALL THE LAND, SAITH THE LORD, two parts therein shall be cut off and die; but the third shall be left therein. And I WILL BRING THE THIRD PART THROUGH THE FIRE, AND WILL REFINE THEM AS SILVER IS REFINED, AND WILL TRY THEM AS GOLD IS TRIED: THEY SHALL CALL ON MY NAME, AND I WILL HEAR THEM: I WILL SAY, IT IS MY PEOPLE: AND THEY SHALL SAY, THE LORD IS MY GOD.   Zechariah 13:8,9

 

I will bring you out from the people, and will gather you out of the countries wherein ye are scattered, with a mighty hand, and with a stretched out arm, and with fury poured out. And I WILL BRING YOU INTO THE WILDERNESS OF THE PEOPLE, AND THERE WILL I PLEAD WITH YOU FACE TO FACE. LIKE AS I PLEADED WITH YOUR FATHERS IN THE WILDERNESS OF THE LAND OF EGYPT, SO WILL I PLEAD WITH YOU, SAITH THE LORD GOD. And I will cause you to pass under the rod, and I will bring you into the bond of the covenant: And I WILL PURGE OUT FROM AMONG YOU THE REBELS, AND THEM THAT TRANSGRESS AGAINST ME: I will bring them forth out of the country where they sojourn, and they shall not enter into the land of Israel: and ye shall know that I am the LORD.   Ezekiel 20:34 – 38

 

The MEMORIAL of PASSOVER has much to do with knowing the CREATOR GOD and HIS POWER to SAVE and why it is imperative that we worship HIM and make HIM Our GOD FOREVER!  The GOD of Israel made an awesome Name for HIMSELF when HE DELIVERED the Children of Israel out of Egypt.  That being a given, WE CANNOT IMAGINE HOW AWESOME HIS HOLY NAME WILL BE AFTER HE GATHERS US FROM THE “FOUR CORNERS OF THE EARTH” for all the world will know HIM and FEAR HIM after HE establishes the Nation of Israel back to our heritage!

 

IT SHALL COME TO PASS IN THAT DAY, THAT THE LORD SHALL SET HIS HAND AGAIN THE SECOND TIME TO RECOVER THE REMNANT OF HIS PEOPLE, which shall be left, from Assyria, and from Egypt, and from Pathros, and from Cush, and from Elam, and from Shinar, and from Hamath, and from the islands of the sea. And he shall set up an ensign for the nations, and shall assemble the outcasts of Israel, and gather together the dispersed of Judah FROM THE FOUR CORNERS OF THE EARTH.   Isaiah 11:11,12

 

If we follow after a god whose debut was not at the BEGINNING of TIME, and it did not form this Universe and all things therein, then this god is suspect.  And if we see that this god has no track record to save and perform miracles, wonders, and plagues, as well as save souls according to its religious description, then that god is suspect.  This is wisdom that keeps us from being duped by nonsense.

 

Some will say that they can say the same for the CREATOR GOD of Israel, but that would not be true.  The CREATOR GOD of Israel has left HIS Earth and cast it into the hands of ruthless and barbaric powers who have made HIS Earth a living Hell for themselves and for all people even unto this day. 

 

THE HEATHEN SHALL KNOW THAT THE HOUSE OF ISRAEL WENT INTO CAPTIVITY FOR THEIR INIQUITY: because they trespassed against me, THEREFORE HID I MY FACE FROM THEM, and gave them into the hand of their enemies: so fell they all by the sword. According to their uncleanness and according to their transgressions have I done unto them, and hid my face from them.   Ezekiel 39:23,24

 

And the reason is that GOD’s Chosen People, the Nation of Israel and the other Nations, as well, have forsaken HIM and made for themselves false gods to worship.  As a result, the CREATOR GOD returned to HIS Heaven to prove that the gods of men have no ability to save, and that the worship of them will only wreak havoc and much sorrow and despair because, as the CREATOR GOD said, they will not be able to save those who worship them.  And HE did not lie!

 

If we have the WORD of the CREATOR GOD that HE is GOD and is the ONLY SAVIOR, then this is why it is imperative that we worship and serve ONLY HIM.  HE has a track record and a WAY of Life for all who SEEK HIM to follow and to obey for HIS promised PEACE and HAPPINESS.

 

TRUST IN THE LORD, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed. DELIGHT THYSELF ALSO IN THE LORD; AND HE SHALL GIVE THEE THE DESIRES OF THINE HEART. COMMIT THY WAY UNTO THE LORD; TRUST ALSO IN HIM; and he shall bring it to pass. AND HE SHALL BRING FORTH THY RIGHTEOUSNESS AS THE LIGHT, and thy judgment as the noonday. REST IN THE LORD, AND WAIT PATIENTLY FOR HIM: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass.   Psalm 37:3 – 7

 

Cease from anger, and forsake wrath: FRET NOT THYSELF IN ANY WISE TO DO EVIL. FOR EVILDOERS SHALL BE CUT OFF: BUT THOSE THAT WAIT UPON THE LORD, THEY SHALL INHERIT THE EARTH.   Psalm 38:8,9

 

WAIT ON THE LORD, AND KEEP HIS WAY, and he shall exalt thee to inherit the land: when the wicked are cut off, thou shalt see it. I have seen the wicked in great power, and spreading himself like a green bay tree. Yet he passed away, and, lo, he was not: yea, I sought him, but he could not be found. MARK THE PERFECT MAN, and behold the upright: for the end of that man is peace.   Psalm 37:34 - 37

 

Our DELIVERANCE hinges on our decisions, so let’s make them all wise choices.

 

Unto thee it was shewed, that thou mightest know that

THE LORD HE IS GOD; THERE IS NONE ELSE BESIDE HIM.
Out of heaven he made thee to hear his voice,

that he might instruct thee:

and upon earth he shewed thee his great fire;

and thou heardest his words out of the midst of the fire.
And because he loved thy fathers,

therefore he chose their seed after them,

and brought thee out in his sight with his mighty power out of Egypt;
To drive out nations from before thee greater and mightier than thou art,

to bring thee in, to give thee their land for an inheritance, as it is this day.
Know therefore this day, and consider it in thine heart,

that the LORD he is God in heaven above,

and upon the earth beneath: there is none else.
Thou shalt keep therefore his statutes, and his commandments,

which I command thee this day, that it may go well with thee,

and with thy children after thee,

and that thou mayest prolong thy days upon the earth,

which the LORD thy God giveth thee, for ever.

Deuteronomy 4:35 - 40

 

“THE LORD LOVETH JUDGMENT, AND FORSAKETH NOT HIS SAINTS; they are preserved for ever: but the seed of the wicked shall be cut off. The righteous shall inherit the land, and dwell therein for ever. The mouth of the righteous speaketh wisdom, and his tongue talketh of judgment. The law of his God is in his heart; none of his steps shall slide. The wicked watcheth the righteous, and seeketh to slay him. The LORD will not leave him in his hand, nor condemn him when he is judged. WAIT ON THE LORD, AND KEEP HIS WAY, AND HE SHALL EXALT THEE TO INHERIT THE LAND: WHEN THE WICKED ARE CUT OFF, THOU SHALT SEE IT.  I have seen the wicked in great power, and spreading himself like a green bay tree. Yet he passed away, and, lo, he was not: yea, I sought him, but he could not be found. Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright: for the end of that man is peace. But the transgressors shall be destroyed together: THE END OF THE WICKED SHALL BE CUT OFF. But THE SALVATION OF THE RIGHTEOUS IS OF THE LORD: HE IS THEIR STRENGTH IN THE TIME OF TROUBLE. AND THE LORD SHALL HELP THEM AND DELIVER THEM: HE SHALL DELIVER THEM FROM THE WICKED, AND SAVE THEM, BECAUSE THEY TRUST IN HIM.    Psalm 37:28 - 40

 

O Israel, with the GOD of Israel and HIS Righteous LAW in our hearts we will be in a win-win situation.  We will live again in our very own heritage, with our own Nobles, with GOD’s Ministers, and with Our GOD in our midst.  It doesn’t get better than this.  Therefore, let us keep Our GOD in our hearts, sustain obedience, and wait upon HIM for HE has said we will be returned back to the Land of our forefathers, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. 

 

HALLELUYAH, HALLELUYAH, HALLELUYAH!

 

 

Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD;

I have lifted up mine hand,

Surely the heathen that are about you, they shall bear their shame.
But ye, O mountains of Israel,

ye shall shoot forth your branches,

and yield your fruit to my people of Israel;

FOR THEY ARE AT HAND TO COME.
For, behold, I am for you,

and I will turn unto you, and ye shall be tilled and sown:

Ezekiel 36:7 - 9

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SEEK THE TRUE AND LIVING CREATOR GOD, SEEK HIS TRUTH, SEEK HIS WAYS OF RIGHTEOUSNESS AND FEAR HIM TO DO THEM, AS THEY ARE WRITTEN IN HIS BOOK OF THE LAW, AND THEN TRUST IN HIS WALK OF LIFE AND WORSHIP ONLY THE MOST HIGH GOD OF ABRAHAM, ISAAC, AND JACOB!

 

***

 

The wise who FEAR GOD know HIS COUNSEL, and they SEEK HIS Righteous WALK of Life.  They also know that those who defy the CREATOR GOD and follow their own ways, like the heathen, will suffer the consequences, and justly so, because of all the HELL they provoke.  Let GOD speedily RETURN and JUDGE the wicked, for only then will the MEEK enjoy HIS perfect Utopian Earth.

 

***

 

O LORD, thou art my God; I will exalt thee,

I will praise thy name; for thou hast done wonderful things;

THY COUNSELS OF OLD ARE FAITHFULNESS AND TRUTH.

“And it shall be said in that day, Lo, this is our God;

we have waited for him, and he will save us:

this is the LORD; we have waited for him,

we will be glad and rejoice in his salvation.

Isaiah 25:1,9

 

The CREATOR GOD formed the Children of Israel to show forth HIS PRAISE, and as we can see, it is a most difficult challenge to accomplish in the lands of our captors.  Let’s not leave our children in these Gentile lands to perpetuate Deuteronomy 28:15-68, the worst enslavement ever committed against human beings.  We have a choice, and it entails RETURNING to Our SAVIOR GOD of Israel that awaits us.

 

***

 

We know our iniquities, FATHER, and of a Truth we have suffered the Slave Trade and yet suffer its captivity and the worst curses known to man. 

 

LORD GOD, just one more time, FORGIVE and SAVE us, as YOU Delivered our forefathers out of Egyptian bondage, and let the Righteous Remnant destined to return be devoted to YOU and ONLY YOU in Truth and in your Righteousness for evermore.  Let your SPIRIT be in our hearts forever, and forever let it be our guiding LIGHT for we have returned back to YOU.  LORD GOD of Abraham, FORGIVE, RETURN, and have MERCY!  We await YOU!

 

***

 

“The LORD is righteous in all his ways, and holy in all his works.
The LORD is nigh unto all them that call upon him,

to all that call upon him in truth.
He will fulfil the desire of them that fear him:

he also will hear their cry, and will save them.
The LORD preserveth all them that love him:

but all the wicked will he destroy.
My mouth shall speak the praise of the LORD:

and let all flesh bless his holy name for ever and ever.”

Psalm 145:17 – 21

 

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Therefore say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Although I have cast them far off among the heathen, and although I have scattered them among the countries, yet will I be to them as a little sanctuary in the countries where they shall come. Therefore say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; I will even gather you from the people, and assemble you out of the countries where ye have been scattered, and I will give you the land of Israel.  And they shall come thither, and they shall take away all the detestable things thereof and all the abominations thereof from thence.  And I will give them one heart, and I will put a new spirit within you; and I will take the stony heart out of their flesh, and will give them an heart of flesh: That they may walk in my statutes, and keep mine ordinances, and do them: and they shall be my people, and I will be their God. But as for them whose heart walketh after the heart of their detestable things and their abominations, I will recompense their way upon their own heads, saith the Lord GOD.   Ezekiel 11:16 - 21

 

OUR GOD IS GOD, AND BY FULFILLING HIS WORD HE PROVES THAT HE IS GOD AND THAT THERE IS NONE ELSE

 

God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?   Numbers 23:19

 

PRAISE, GLORY, AND FEAR THE HOLY ONE OF ISRAEL AND EMBRACE HIS BOOK OF THE LAW FOR “IT IS OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS, IF WE OBSERVE TO DO ALL THESE COMMANDMENTS BEFORE THE LORD OUR GOD - AS HE HAS COMMANDED US”!

 

***

 

LET US ALL BE THE WISER

 

For THY Holy Name’s Sake,

for THY PRAISE,

for THY GLORY,

for THY Righteousness’ Sake,

for THY GOODNESS’ Sake,

for THY Manifold Mercies’ Sake,

for THY POWER’S Sake,

for THY MAJESTY’s Sake,

for THY FAME’s Sake,

TAKE BACK YOUR UNIVERSE AND DESTROY THE WICKED

IN ORDER THAT ALL WHO REMAIN UPON YOUR EARTH

WILL

LOVE YOU AND FEAR YOU

TO LIVE AND DO YOUR LAWS, STATUTES AND JUDGMENTS

AS THEY ARE WRITTEN IN YOUR BOOK OF THE LAW WITH ONE CONSENT

AND

REJOICE IN ALL YOUR HOLY DAYS!

 

“THIS PEOPLE HAVE I FORMED FOR MYSELF; THEY SHALL SHEW FORTH MY PRAISE.”   Isaiah 43:21

***

Take good heed therefore unto yourselves,

that ye love the LORD your God.

Joshua 23:11

 

OUR GOD HAS NOT FORGOTTEN US, AND HE WILL NOT LEAVE US IN THE LANDS OF OUR ENEMIES FOREVER

 

The LORD hath forsaken me, and my Lord hath forgotten me. Can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? yea, they may forget, yet will I not forget thee. BEHOLD, I HAVE GRAVEN THEE UPON THE PALMS OF MY HANDS; THY WALLS ARE CONTINUALLY BEFORE ME. Thy children shall make haste; thy destroyers and they that made thee waste shall go forth of thee. Lift up thine eyes round about, and behold: all these gather themselves together, and come to thee. As I live, saith the LORD, thou shalt surely clothe thee with them all, as with an ornament, and bind them on thee, as a bride doeth. For thy waste and thy desolate places, and the land of thy destruction, shall even now be too narrow by reason of the inhabitants, and THEY THAT SWALLOWED THEE UP SHALL BE FAR AWAY.   Isaiah 49:14 - 19

 

There are great days ahead, and if you love life, turn to the CREATOR, as HE has REQUIRED of us.  Then HE will end all our suffering, and we will reap the rewards of HIS GLORIOUS SALVATION all the days we remain upon HIS Earth.  Let us make it our business to be counted among the Righteous Remnant destined to RETURN to HIM during these “Latter Days” of “Jacob’s Troubles” and the reason is that Our GOD awaits us!

 

***

 

I am the LORD: that is my name: and MY GLORY WILL I NOT GIVE TO ANOTHER, neither my praise to graven images.   Isaiah 42:8

 

These are the statutes and judgments,

which ye shall observe to do in the land,

which the LORD God of thy fathers giveth thee to possess it,

ALL THE DAYS THAT YE LIVE UPON THE EARTH.

Deuteronomy 12:1

 

Happy art thou, O Israel: who is like unto thee,

O PEOPLE SAVED BY THE LORD,

the shield of thy help, and who is the sword of thy excellency!

and thine enemies shall be found liars unto thee;

and thou shalt tread upon their high places.

Deuteronomy 33:29

 

Thou shalt return and obey the voice of the LORD,

and do all his commandments which I command thee this day.

And the LORD thy God will make thee plenteous

in every work of thine hand, in the fruit of thy body,

and in the fruit of thy cattle, and in the fruit of thy land, for good:

for the LORD will again rejoice over thee for good,

as he rejoiced over thy fathers:

If thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God,

to keep his commandments and his statutes

which are written in this book of the law,

and if thou turn unto the LORD thy God

with all thine heart, and with all thy soul.

Deuteronomy 30:8 - 10

 

Ye are my witnesses, saith the LORD, and my servant whom I have chosen: that ye may know and believe me, and understand that I AM HE: BEFORE ME THERE WAS NO GOD FORMED, NEITHER SHALL THERE BE AFTER ME.   Isaiah 43:10

 

I am the LORD: that is my name: and MY GLORY WILL I NOT GIVE TO ANOTHER, NEITHER MY PRAISE TO GRAVEN IMAGES.   Isaiah 42:8

 

And I will give thee the treasures of darkness, and hidden riches of secret places, that thou mayest know that I, the LORD, which call thee by thy name, am the God of Israel. For Jacob my servant's sake, and Israel mine elect, I have even called thee by thy name: I have surnamed thee, though thou hast not known me. I AM THE LORD, AND THERE IS NONE ELSE, THERE IS NO GOD BESIDE ME: I girded thee, though thou hast not known me: That they may know from the rising of the sun, and from the west, that THERE IS NONE BESIDE ME. I AM THE LORD, AND THERE IS NONE ELSE.   Isaiah 45:3 – 6

 

***

 

The LORD is known by the judgment which he executeth: the wicked is snared in the work of his own hands...   Psalm 9:16

 

PRAISE, GLORY, AND FEAR THE HOLY ONE OF ISRAEL AND EMBRACE HIS BOOK OF THE LAW FOR “IT IS OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS, IF WE OBSERVE TO DO ALL THESE COMMANDMENTS BEFORE THE LORD OUR GOD - AS HE HATH COMMANDED US”!

 

BLESS THE LORD GOD OF ABRAHAM, ISAAC, AND JACOB AND BLESSED BE HIS HOLY NAME FOREVER AND EVER!

***

We have a GOD and SAVIORTWO IN ONE, and HE is an AWESOME LOVING GOD that keeps Covenant and Mercy with us IF WE OBEY HIS VOICE.  It is HE that keeps watch over us and gives us our hearts’ desires.

 

“The LORD did not set his love upon you, nor choose you,

because ye were more in number than any people;

for ye were the fewest of all people:
But because the LORD loved you,

and because he would keep the oath which he had sworn unto your fathers,

hath the LORD brought you out with a mighty hand, and redeemed you out of the house of bondmen, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt.
Know therefore that the LORD thy God,

he is God, the faithful God,

which keepeth covenant and mercy

with them that love him and keep his commandments

to a thousand generations;”

Deuteronomy 7:7 - 9

 

COME, AND LET US RETURN UNTO THE LORD: FOR HE HATH TORN, AND HE WILL HEAL US; HE HATH SMITTEN, AND HE WILL BIND US UP.   Hosea 6:1

 

HEAR, O ISRAEL: THE LORD OUR GOD IS ONE LORD: And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might. And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.   Deuteronomy 6:4 - 7

 

LET ALL THOSE THAT PUT THEIR TRUST IN THEE REJOICE:

let them ever shout for joy, because thou defendest them:

let them also that love thy name be joyful in thee.
For thou, LORD, wilt bless the righteous;

with favour wilt thou compass him as with a shield.

Psalm 5:11,12

 

“THIS PEOPLE HAVE I FORMED FOR MYSELF; THEY SHALL SHEW FORTH MY PRAISE.”   Isaiah 43:21

 

The people who will prevail on GOD’s Earth after the Day of the LORD’s WRATH to destroy the wicked will be those who will turn to the CREATOR GOD of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob and who will embrace HIS Foundation of Life - GOD’s Book of the Law - that HE gave to HIS Servant and Prophet Moses to teach to the Children of Israel.  They are the Righteous and the Meek of the Earth, and they will live in GOD’s Peace and HIS ideal Happiness and will rejoice in HIS Holy Days that EXALT this GOD of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob in Truth and in Righteousness.

 

BLESS THE LORD GOD OF ABRAHAM, ISAAC, AND JACOB AND BLESSED BE HIS HOLY NAME FOREVER AND EVER!

***

 

WHO IS ON THE LORD’S SIDE?  LET THEM EXEMPLIFY GOD’S COVENANT AND HIS BOOK OF THE LAW, AS IT IS WRITTEN!

 

In the words of Yehudah ben Yacov, President of The LawKeepers, Co.:

 

“LEAD, FOLLOW, or GET OUT OF THE WAY!!!”

 

***

 

The Blessing of the LORD GOD of Jacob

be upon all Peoples who seek to know HIM and HIS WAYS!

 

***

 

FEAR AND GLORY THE HOLY ONE OF ISRAEL.  BE GOVERNED BY HIS LAW AND BY HIS WAYS OF RIGHTEOUS, AND DELIGHT IN HIS HOLY DAYS!

 

Seek ye the LORD while he may be found,

call ye upon him while he is near:

Let the wicked forsake his way,

and the unrighteous man his thoughts:

and let him return unto the LORD,

and he will have mercy upon him;

and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.

For my thoughts are not your thoughts,

neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD.

Isaiah 55:6 – 8

 

Therefore, be circumspect and wiser than King Solomon.  Search for GOD’s TRUTH and not what man determines to be divinity for these are the “Latter Days” and our last chance to turn back to Our MAKER and ONLY GOD - the ONLY SAVIOR of Israel known to be the True and Living GOD.

 

“Tell ye, and bring them near; yea,

LET THEM TAKE COUNSEL TOGETHER:

who hath declared this from ancient time?

who hath told it from that time? have not I the LORD?

and there is no God else beside me;

a just God and a Saviour; there is none beside me.
Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth:

for I am God, and there is none else.
I have sworn by myself,

the word is gone out of my mouth in righteousness,

and shall not return,

That unto me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear.
Surely, shall one say, in the LORD have I righteousness and strength:

even to him shall men come;

and all that are incensed against him shall be ashamed.”

Isaiah 45:21 - 24

 

“Let him that glorieth glory in this,

that he understandeth and knoweth me,

that I am the LORD which exercise loving kindness,

judgment, and righteousness, in the earth:

for in these things I delight, saith the LORD.”

Jeremiah 9:24

 

***

 

“…I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing:

therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live:
That thou mayest love the LORD thy God,

and that thou mayest obey his voice,

and that thou mayest cleave unto him: for he is thy life,

and the length of thy days: that thou mayest dwell in the land

which the LORD sware unto thy fathers,

to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give them.

Deuteronomy 30:19,20

 

“…Set your hearts unto all the words

which I testify among you this day,

which ye shall command your children to observe to do,

ALL THE WORDS OF THIS LAW.
For it is not a vain thing for you; because it is your life:

and through this thing ye shall prolong your days in the land,

whither ye go over Jordan to possess it.”

Deuteronomy 32:46,47

 

“Let all those that seek thee rejoice and be glad in thee:

and let such as love thy salvation say continually,

LET GOD BE MAGNIFIED.”

Psalm 70:4

 

“Let all the earth fear the LORD:

let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him.
For he spake, and it was done; he commanded, and it stood fast.
The LORD bringeth the counsel of the heathen to nought:

he maketh the devices of the people of none effect.
The counsel of the LORD standeth for ever,

the thoughts of his heart to all generations.
Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD:

and the people whom he hath chosen for his own inheritance.”

Psalm 33:8 – 12

 

“Let him that glorieth glory in this,

that he understandeth and knoweth me,

that I am the LORD which exercise loving kindness,

judgment, and righteousness, in the earth:

for in these things I delight, saith the LORD.”

Jeremiah 9:24

 

BLESS THE LORD GOD OF ABRAHAM, ISAAC, AND JACOB AND BLESSED BE HIS HOLY NAME FOREVER AND EVER!

 

“Assemble yourselves and come; draw near together,

ye that are escaped of the nations:

they have no knowledge that set up the wood of their graven image,

and pray unto a god that cannot save.

Tell ye, and bring them near; yea, let them take counsel together:

who hath declared this from ancient time?

who hath told it from that time? have not I the LORD?

and there is no God else beside me; a just God and a Saviour;

there is none beside me.

Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth:

for I am God, and there is none else.

I HAVE SWORN BY MYSELF,

THE WORD IS GONE OUT OF MY MOUTH

IN RIGHTEOUSNESS,

AND SHALL NOT RETURN,

THAT UNTO ME EVERY KNEE SHALL BOW,

EVERY TONGUE SHALL SWEAR.

Surely, shall one say,

in the LORD have I righteousness and strength:

even to him shall men come;

and all that are incensed against him shall be ashamed.”

Isaiah 45:20 - 24

 

O’ Israel let us rise to the occasion and claim Our GOD of Israel - the CREATOR of Heaven and Earth, OUR ONLY SAVIOR, and HIS LAWS of Righteousness that HE Ordained for OUR LIFE.

 

Fear thou not, O my servant Jacob, saith the LORD;

neither be dismayed, O Israel: for, lo, I will save thee from afar,

and thy seed from the land of their captivity;

and Jacob shall return, and shall be in rest, and be quiet,

and none shall make him afraid.
For I am with thee, saith the LORD, to save thee:

though I make a full end of all nations whither I have scattered thee,

yet will I not make a full end of thee:

but I will correct thee in measure,

and will not leave thee altogether unpunished.

Jeremiah 30:10,11

 

The meek also shall increase their joy in the LORD,

and the poor among men shall rejoice

in the Holy One of Israel.”

Isaiah 29:19

***

 

Let the CREATOR GOD end this present world system and the people who inhibit knowledge of HIS WAYS and HIS TRUTH.  Let the True and Living GOD RETURN and be EXALTED for all HIS WONDROUS WORKS, and GOODNESS, and let all who remain after HE executes HIS WRATH and HIS JUDGMENTS upon the wicked delight in HIM for transforming HIS Earth back to the prestige and Glory that’s due HIS HOLINESS, GREATNESS, and MAJESTY as it was in the BEGINNING.  Let HIS SALVATION be our desires, so that we will be able to live in HIS Divine Utopian Peace and Happiness.  And let us rejoice over knowledge of the CREATOR GOD, HIS TRUTH, and HIS POWER to destroy the wicked, to end sin, and to replenish HIS Earth as it was in the BEGINNING. 

 

“THE MEEK SHALL INHERIT THE EARTH;

and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.”

Psalm 37:11

***

 

Give credence to the Most HIGH GOD of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob and HIS Everlasting Covenant that HE made with our forefathers.  Give credence to Our ONLY SAVIOR.  Give credence to HIS Book of the Law, HIS WAY of Righteousness and LIFE, and to HIS Holy Days give credence for we shall rejoice in them sooner than we believe in Our GOD’s Holy City Jerusalem.

 

“The word that came to Jeremiah from the LORD, saying,
Hear ye the words of this covenant,

and speak unto the men of Judah, and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem;
And say thou unto them, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel;

Cursed be the man that obeyeth not the words of this covenant,
Which I commanded your fathers

in the day that I brought them forth out of the land of Egypt, from the iron furnace, saying, Obey my voice, and do them, according to all which I command you:

so shall ye be my people, and I will be your God:
That I may perform the oath which I have sworn unto your fathers,

to give them a land flowing with milk and honey, as it is this day.

Then answered I, and said, So be it, O LORD.”

Jeremiah 11:1 - 5

 

*****

Behold, I create new heavens and a new earth: and the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind. But be ye glad and rejoice for ever in that which I create: for, behold, I create Jerusalem a rejoicing, and her people a joy. And I will rejoice in Jerusalem, and joy in my people: and the voice of weeping shall be no more heard in her, nor the voice of crying. There shall be no more thence an infant of days, nor an old man that hath not filled his days: for the child shall die an hundred years old; but the sinner being an hundred years old shall be accursed. And they shall build houses, and inhabit them; and they shall plant vineyards, and eat the fruit of them. They shall not build, and another inhabit; they shall not plant, and another eat: for as the days of a tree are the days of my people, and mine elect shall long enjoy the work of their hands. They shall not labour in vain, nor bring forth for trouble; for they are the seed of the blessed of the LORD, and their offspring with them. And it shall come to pass, that before they call, I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear.   Isaiah 65:17 – 24

 

And it shall come to pass, that every one that is left of all the nations

which came against Jerusalem shall even

go up from year to year to worship the King, the LORD of hosts,

and to keep the feast of tabernacles.

Zechariah 14:16

 

FEAR AND GLORY THE HOLY ONE OF ISRAEL

FOR HE IS OUR GOD, OUR MAKER, AND OUR ONLY SAVIOR!

 

***

 

It is time for thee, LORD, to work: for they have made void thy law.   Psalm 119:126

 

SEEK YE THE LORD WHILE HE MAY BE FOUND!

 

Behold, thou shalt call a nation that thou knowest not, and nations that knew not thee shall run unto thee because of the LORD thy God, and for the Holy One of Israel; for he hath glorified thee. Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near: Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.   Isaiah 55:5 - 7

 

SEEK the CREATOR, SEEK HIS WORD and SEEK HIS LAW at the Mouth of HIS Prophets and learn to discern right from wrong via “Thus Saith the LORD GOD of Israel”.

 

And the LORD shall be king over all the earth:

in that day shall there be one LORD, and his name one.

Zechariah 14:9

 

*****

.

I am the LORD, I change not…

Malachi 3:6

.

Then they that feared the LORD spake often one to another:

and the LORD hearkened, and heard it,

and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the LORD,

and that thought upon his name.
And they shall be mine, saith the LORD of hosts, in that day when I make up my jewels;

and I will spare them, as a man spareth his own son that serveth him.
Then shall ye return, and discern between the righteous and the wicked,

between him that serveth God and him that serveth him not.

Malachi 3:16 - 18

.

Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near:
Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts:

and let him return unto the LORD,

and he will have mercy upon him;

and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.

Isaiah 55:6,7

.

Thou hast not called upon me, O Jacob…thou hast been weary of me, O Israel”

Isaiah 43:22

.

Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me,

and I will hearken unto you.

Jeremiah 29:12

.

Our GOD will not leave HIS once perfect Earth to the wicked forever.  And Our GOD will be EXALTED above all gods, and HE will end the Hell that the wicked have caused to engulf HIS Heavens and HIS Earth.

.

***

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Take heed to yourselves, that your heart be not deceived,

and ye turn aside, and serve other gods, and worship them;

And then the LORD's wrath be kindled against you, and he shut up the heaven,

that there be no rain, and that the land yield not her fruit;

and lest ye perish quickly from off the good land which the LORD giveth you.

Therefore shall ye lay up these my words in your heart and in your soul,

and bind them for a sign upon your hand,

that they may be as frontlets between your eyes.

And ye shall teach them your children,

speaking of them when thou sittest in thine house,

and when thou walkest by the way, when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.
And thou shalt write them upon the door posts of thine house, and upon thy gates:

Deuteronomy 11:16 - 20

.

Praise ye the LORD. I will praise the LORD with my whole heart,

in the assembly of the upright, and in the congregation.
.
“The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom:

a good understanding have all they that do his commandments:

his praise endureth for ever.

Psalm 111:1,10

.

THE GOD OF ABRAHAM ACCEPTS ALL PEOPLES WHO EMBRACE HIS COVENANT.

.

Also the sons of the stranger, that join themselves to the LORD,

to serve him, and to love the name of the LORD, to be his servants,

every one that keepeth the sabbath from polluting it, and taketh hold of my covenant;
Even them will I bring to my holy mountain, and make them joyful in my house of prayer:

their burnt offerings and their sacrifices shall be accepted upon mine altar;

for mine house shall be called an house of prayer for all people.
The Lord GOD which gathereth the outcasts of Israel saith,

Yet will I gather others to him, beside those that are gathered unto him.

Isaiah 56:6-8

.

And all thy children shall be taught of the LORD;

and great shall be the peace of thy children.
In righteousness shalt thou be established:

thou shalt be far from oppression;

for thou shalt not fear: and from terror;

for it shall not come near thee.

Isaiah 54:13,14

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HALLELUYAH, HALLELUYAH, HALLELUYAH

PRAISE THE CREATOR FOR BEING OUR GOD!!!

.

Sing praises to God, sing praises:

sing praises unto our King, sing praises.
For God is the King of all the earth:

sing ye praises with understanding.

Psalm 47:6,7

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As for me, I will call upon God; and the LORD shall save me.
Evening, and morning, and at noon, will I pray,

and cry aloud: and he shall hear my voice.

Psalm 55:16,17

 

HALLELUYAH, GOD OF ABRAHAM, HALLELUYAH!

 

RETURN TO YOUR PLACE AND MAKE YOUR PRESENCE KNOWN, ESPECIALLY TO THOSE WHO HAVE TAKEN CONTROL OF YOUR HOLY CITY, JERUSALEM, AND TAKEN THE NAME OF YOUR COVENANT PEOPLE, THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL!

MAKE HASTE AND RETURN, MERCIFUL GOD OF ABRAHAM!

 

O’ ISRAEL,

KNOW FROM WHENCE COMETH OUR HELP!

 

“The LORD looked down from heaven upon the children of men,

to see if there were any that did understand, and seek God.”

Psalm 14:2

 

“Fear not, thou worm Jacob, and ye men of Israel; I will help thee, saith the LORD,

and thy redeemer, the Holy One of Israel.”

Isaiah 41:14

 

“Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near:”

Isaiah 55:6

 

“Thus saith the LORD; Cursed be the man that trusteth in man,

and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the LORD.

 

“Blessed is the man that trusteth in the LORD, and whose hope the LORD is.”

Jeremiah 17:5,7

 

“Therefore I will look unto the LORD; I will wait for the God of my salvation:

my God will hear me.”

Micah 7:7

FEAR AND GLORY THE HOLY ONE OF ISRAEL AND SEEK HIS WAYS!

.

I am the LORD, I change not…

Malachi 3:6

 

Whoso is wise, and will observe these things,

even they shall understand the lovingkindness of the LORD.

Psalm 107:43

 

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@TheRoot @BlackNews @REUTERS @POTUS @CNN @vicenews: 

POLICE SHOOT FAR MORE PEOPLE THAN ANYONE REALIZED, A VICE NEWS INVESTIGATION REVEALS: https://news.vice.com/en_ca/article/xwvv3a/shot-by-cops

 

@TheRoot @BlackNews @REUTERS @POTUS @CNN @vicenews:

https://news.vice.com/en_ca/article/xwvv3a/shot-by-cops 

Where were or are the compassionate people demonstrating to end this gun violence against Blacks?

 

@TheRoot @BlackNews @REUTERS @POTUS @CNN @vicenews:

https://news.vice.com/en_ca/article/xwvv3a/shot-by-cops 

One cop admitted that White Cops only kill Blacks, and the stats prove it!  Rather than have blood on your hands, give descendants of Slaves their HUMAN RIGHT to GO FREE!

 

@TheRoot @BlackNews @REUTERS @POTUS @CNN @vicenews: 

https://news.vice.com/en_ca/article/xwvv3a/shot-by-cops

#MYFREEDOMDAY (3/14/18):  CNN gets a “F” Grade for their ineffective “Freedom Day”.  

 

MARCH 7, 2018

 

@TheRoot @BlackNews @REUTERS @POTUS @CNN

Why are White people WHO ARE FREE speaking on #My Freedom Day when they already live in a country that ensures their FREEDOM via a Constitution that is written especially for them?

 

@TheRoot @BlackNews @CNN @REUTERS @POTUS: When White people speak on #My Freedom Day, it’s analogous with billionaires standing in a soup line for the poor and the homeless.

 

@TheRoot @BlackNews @CNN @REUTERS @POTUS:  CNN has to stop the empty rhetoric and do something beneficial that will truly address the people who are CAPTIVES in America and the present-day Slaves in Africa, or end this FREEDOM-DAY Program of FALSE HOPES!

 

@TheRoot @BlackNews @REUTERS @POTUS @CNN: CNN touted the Slave Trade in Africa is “Shocking the World”.  White America was one of the first to “Shock the World” with a Slave Trade and it yet holds its descendants of Slaves in OPPRESSION and in GHETTOES. But who cares?

 

 

@TheRoot @BlackNews @CNN @REUTERS @POTUS: Is not the CAPTIVITY of descendants of Slaves in America, etc., Slaughter of the Rohingyas, the Palestinian Holocaust, Third – World destitution, razing of Iraq, Syria, and Yemen more important that the #METOO Movement? 

 

 

@TheRoot @BlackNews @CNN @REUTERS @POTUS:  And is the #METOO Movement become a convenient distraction for all the bloodshed in the Middle East at the hands of the US, the country that is proud to speak of FREEDOM and BOAST of APARTHEID ISRAELIS!

 

 

@TheRoot @BlackNews @CNN @REUTERS @POTUS: The powers-that-be have made GOD’s Earth Hell for the poor and for the people who have no voice.  And worse we can only watch as those who have neither power nor voice cry out and die in their efforts TO BE FREE.

 

@TheRoot @BlackNews @CNN @REUTERS @POTUS: Mr. President, it is reported that a 7-year-old girl was separated from her mother after both were brought to the US seeking asylum.  There are more than 50 of such cases.  This, as well is more important than #METOO!

 

@TheRoot @BlackNews @CNN @REUTERS @POTUS:  Regarding these people who seek asylum in the US, it is said that the government serves to punish those from ‘Shithole Countries” in order that they will cease to come to the United States, the “Land of the “FREE” Whites.

 

@TheRoot @BlackNews @CNN @REUTERS @POTUS:  Mr. President, can you not realize the unnecessary trauma you bring on families who have fled for their lives only to come to the US and fall into an even worse situation – separation from their kids? 

 

@TheRoot @BlackNews @CNN @REUTERS @POTUS:  Mr. President, have you no conscience, morality, integrity or dignity for yourself and for your country?   These people who seek asylum may not be from Norway, but they are human beings who want to survive.

 

@TheRoot @BlackNews @CNN @REUTERS @POTUS: Mr. Prez, there is no question that America is a Nation Divided, and will never be “Great”.  You and presidents before you have brought GOD’s once perfect Earth to a state of fear and destitution causing people to flee their homelands.

 

@TheRoot @BlackNews @CNN @REUTERS @POTUS: There is a GOD, Mr. President, and HE did not form HIS Earth for the wicked who couldn’t care less for poor Blacks and minorities.  You are in power because my people rejected GOD and turned to false gods (Deu.28th Chap.).

 

@TheRoot @BlackNews @CNN @REUTERS @POTUS: If the CREATOR GOD punished HIS Beloved Covenant People, the Children of Israel, with a Slave Trade, then you can only imagine what HE has in store for those who took HIS People into captivity.

 

@TheRoot @BlackNews @CNN @REUTERS @POTUS:  As GOD SAID, “I was wroth with my people, I have polluted mine inheritance, and given them into thine hand: thou didst shew them no mercy; UPON THE ANCIENT HAST THOU VERY HEAVILY LAID THY YOKE.  Isaiah 47:6

@TheRoot @BlackNews @CNN @REUTERS @POTUS:  AGAIN, I appeal to you to NEGOTIATE OUR FREEDOM out of your country so that we may be FREE to live elsewhere.

@TheRoot @BlackNews @CNN @REUTERS @POTUS:  Not every descendant of Slaves desires to leave out of this CAPTIVITY.  However, there are some that do.  LET US GO FREE TO WORSHIP OUR GOD of ISRAEL, as once our forefathers did coming out of Egypt!

@TheRoot @BlackNews @CNN @REUTERS @POTUS:  ENSLAVERS goals were to hide our true identity and to give us another god, but OUR GOD of Israel has enlightened us and wants us back.  And again HE is reiterating to PHARAOH, “LET MY PEOPLE GO!”

@TheRoot @BlackNews @CNN @REUTERS @POTUS: Mr. President, if you are of the obstinate ones, know that the CREATOR GOD has a way of convincing people to speedily change their minds.

 

MARCH 1, 2018 

 

#SoundOff @ Congress @thehill @CNN @POTUS: Mr. President, some days you are flanked by Blacks.  On other days such as yesterday when you discussed gun control in a forum, there wasn’t a Black person to be found.

 

#SoundOff @ Congress @thehill @CNN @POTUS: Mr. President, over 500 Blacks were killed last year with guns.  Where were Blacks represented at your conference?

 

#SoundOff @ Congress @thehill @CNN @POTUS: Mr. President, Blacks have been dying from drug abuse on a daily basis, but my people didn’t make a Press Conference or the 6 o’clock news.  However, only when Whites started dropping like flies did opioids become an issue.

 

#SoundOff @ Congress @thehill @CNN @POTUS:  Mr. President, how long will you continue to ignore the double standards in this country that are hurting Black people.  No one in Congress or the White House addresses our Plight.

 

#SoundOff @ Congress @thehill @CNN @POTUS: Mr. President, you don’t want us making waves and to just take the oppression and injustice with a smile.  But we have to speak out for the sake of our little ones and our progeny.  How long must we be denied justice and a voice?

 

#SoundOff @ Congress @thehill @CNN @POTUS:  Mr. President, you, the government, and all Whites tout “FREEDOM” and “JUSTICE FOR ALL” because it is your Constitution.  But what about FREEDOM for descendants of Slaves? 

 

#SoundOff @ Congress @thehill @CNN @POTUS:  Given the dreadful discrimination and treatment of Blacks in your country, know that as the Slaves watched their generations of children suffer quietly, we will speak out just as the White children demonstrated against gun violence.

 

#SoundOff @ Congress @thehill @CNN @POTUS:  Mr. President, you gave these White kids your undivided attention because they are White.  The shooter of the Douglas School in Florida spoke for you and all racist Whites. You hate Blacks because we are Black.

 

#SoundOff @ Congress @thehill @CNN @POTUS:  Mr. President, you fail to realize that you help to spread race hatred.  Going on national TV calling my people SOB’s and Black nations “Shithole Countries” only encourages White children to follow your lead.  

 

#SoundOff @ Congress @thehill @CNN @POTUS: Mr. Prez more importantly just how do you think you made our young Black children feel after learning of your words. What you said will live with these kids like a cancer.

 

#SoundOff @ Congress @thehill @CNN @POTUS: This hatred of Blacks is widespread & White children across the country learn this evil from what they hear from their parents & people in high places.  Then they think it’s all right to even kill those who are hated – Blacks and Whites.

 

#SoundOff @ Congress @thehill @CNN @POTUS: Mr. President, because this is a country built on race hatred, there will be shootings and violence for as long as these evil mindsets exist.  Don’t forget; it’s not only kids killing people.  It’s White Cops killing Blacks, too.

 

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STOP FOLLOWING THE WHITE MAN’S god!

Every Black person needs to WATCH this Video

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DEATH IS SOMETHING FOLKS EVADE TALKING ABOUT, BUT…

 

Of a truth, death is a curse and a most mournful and grievous matter that is plaguing the world and even GOD’s Chosen People.  I have talked with several people since coming to the States on this trip, and I have heard enough about death.  This one just left a funeral, and that one has one to attend.  And I have also heard about deaths in the Israelite family.  Under these circumstances, death should not be treated like the plague but rather, we should discuss it openly, as this is not a time for Israelites to be going to their graves.  These are the “Latter Days” when we should be planning for the time in the Wilderness spoken of by Ezekiel the Prophet (Ezekiel 20:34-38) and for the day we enter the highway that leads us back to our heritage.

 

Our GOD of Israel gave us a Way of Life that is supposed to prolong life – not take it.  Therefore, it behooves us all to take a step back and analyze the WORD of Our GOD and the life we perceive to see if it is in accord with HIS WAYS of Righteousness since this is the target we must strive to achieve.

 

I sometimes think I march by a different drummer than most Israelites.  Let me be perfectly clear.  In no way am I saying that I am better than anyone because I certainly have a long ways to go to perfectly meet all Our GOD’s REQUIREMENTS.  Nevertheless, I am quite unlike most of my people.

 

I am not Messianic, I do not use the “New Testament” except to prove it to contradict GOD’s LAW, I don’t wear the Mogan Dahveed star, I don’t attend congregations, I won’t join with Israelite leaders unless they show me that they know GOD and are in tune with HIM and FEAR HIM to obey HIS Book of the Law, as it is written, I don’t leave out of the house on GOD’s Holy Seventh Day of Complete REST, I don’t cook on GOD’s Sabbath or use the microwave, I don’t use the computer or other electronics on the Sabbath, and I do not believe in conversion to “Judaism”, i.e., the White Jewish religion invented by Ashkenazim (European Jews).  

 

With all my heart I believe in the GOD of Israel and in living and doing HIS Book of the Law, as it is written, and I TRUST in HIM with my whole soul at all costs.  And I believe that these ideals keep me in favor with Our GOD of Israel.  So far, the Holy ONE for so many reasons has made me know that I am indeed favored, and therefore, I will not alter my lifestyle unless I learn that I offend the Holy ONE of Israel in sinning against HIM.  As I have written, my indicator for GOD’s TRUTH is HIS LAW (Isaiah 8:20), and we can live by it and reap the benefits or reject it and pay the consequences of death. 

 

I want for the SEED of Jacob to return and be determined to worship the GOD of Israel and live according to HIS Book of the Law with “One Consent”.  We cannot fulfill Prophecy if this is not the desire of the Remnant destined to RETURN to our heritage.  No one wants to discuss the death of others or our loved ones, but really we have to.  There are so many people dying that this issue is becoming an acceptable norm and even anticipated, when it does not have to be.  Our GOD of Israel does not delight in death, however, HE does for the wicked who could care less about HIS WAYS of Righteousness.  These are the ones who will suffer GOD’s WRATH.

 

Thus saith the LORD, Thy bruise is incurable, and thy wound is grievous.  There is none to plead thy cause, that thou mayest be bound up: thou hast no healing medicines. All thy lovers have forgotten thee; they seek thee not; for I HAVE WOUNDED THEE WITH THE WOUND OF AN ENEMY, WITH THE CHASTISEMENT OF A CRUEL ONE, FOR THE MULTITUDE OF THINE INIQUITY; BECAUSE THY SINS WERE INCREASED. Why criest thou for thine affliction? thy sorrow is incurable for the multitude of thine iniquity: because thy sins were increased, I have done these things unto thee.   Jeremiah 30:12 – 15

 

Behold, the whirlwind of the LORD goeth forth with fury, a continuing whirlwind: it shall fall with pain upon the head of the wicked. The fierce anger of the LORD shall not return, until he have done it, and until he have performed the intents of his heart: in the latter days ye shall consider it.   Jeremiah 30:23,24

 

JUST FOR THE RECORD:

 

THY MAKER IS THINE HUSBAND; THE LORD OF HOSTS IS HIS NAME; AND THY REDEEMER THE HOLY ONE OF ISRAEL; THE GOD OF THE WHOLE EARTH SHALL HE BE CALLED. For the LORD hath called thee as a woman forsaken and grieved in spirit, and a wife of youth, when thou wast refused, saith thy God. For a small moment have I forsaken thee; but with great mercies will I gather thee. In a little wrath I hid my face from thee for a moment; but with everlasting kindness will I have mercy on thee, saith the LORD thy Redeemer.   Isaiah 54:5 - 8

 

TURN, O BACKSLIDING CHILDREN, SAITH THE LORD; FOR I AM MARRIED UNTO YOU: AND I WILL TAKE YOU ONE OF A CITY, AND TWO OF A FAMILY, AND I WILL BRING YOU TO ZION: And I will give you pastors according to mine heart, which shall feed you with knowledge and understanding.   Jeremiah 3:14,15

 

Messianics should realize just from these verses that JC has no power to save the “Lost Sheep of the House of Israel”, and the reason is that our SALVATION is totally in the HANDS of the GOD of Israel, the ONE that caused this long captivity in the lands of our enemies.  Hence, JC is proved to be a total farce and a false god designed by our enemies to deceive GOD’s ELECT in order that their White World Order might survive.  However, as the CREATOR GOD has said, they, too, will suffer for their sins and abominations and for their oppression of the defenseless and of GOD’s People.

 

For I am with thee, saith the LORD, to save thee: though I make a full end of all nations whither I have scattered thee, yet will I not make a full end of thee: but I will correct thee in measure, and will not leave thee altogether unpunished.  Jeremiah 30:11

 

Thus saith the LORD; BEHOLD, I WILL BRING AGAIN THE CAPTIVITY OF JACOB'S TENTS, AND HAVE MERCY ON HIS DWELLING PLACES; and the city shall be builded upon her own heap, and the palace shall remain after the manner thereof. And out of them shall proceed thanksgiving and the voice of them that make merry: and I will multiply them, and they shall not be few; I WILL ALSO GLORIFY THEM, and they shall not be small. Their children also shall be as aforetime, and their congregation shall be established before me, and I WILL PUNISH ALL THAT OPPRESS THEM. And their nobles shall be of themselves, and their governor shall proceed from the midst of them; and I will cause him to draw near, and he shall approach unto me…saith the LORD.   Jeremiah 30:18 – 21

 

WE HAVE A GOD, A MOST WONDERFUL AND DEPENDABLE SAVIOR, AND WE DO NOT NEED ANOTHER FOR HE WILL PROVIDE FOR US, AS HE ALWAYS HAS IF WE WILL ONLY RETURN BACK TO HIM, AS HE HAS FIRMLY REQUIRED OF US.

 

We can’t be perfect in these polluted lands of our captivity, as we have to eat their defiled meats and their contaminated vegetables due to the punishment Our GOD has put upon us.  But when it comes to FEARING Our GOD of Israel, we can keep HIS LAW as best we can without altering it.

 

Therefore, Israelites must be determined to live and do GOD’s Laws, Statutes, and Judgments in Truth and in Righteousness, if we expect to at least have our days prolonged to that of Methuselah who lived to be 969 years in good health and in Divine Peace and Happiness.  And those who will reject and forsake the CREATOR and HIS Righteousness will return to dust from where we all came.  Perish the thought that those who GOD let die will fly around HIS Heaven.  It’s nothing like that at all.  The dead go down into the pit, and the Righteous Remnant of Israel that the GOD of Israel will choose will worship HIM in Jerusalem in HIS Holy Temple…Blessed be HIS Holy Name!  And my plan is to be numbered among them! 

 

Pray for Jerusalem and for the DELIVERANCE of the Righteous Remnant!        

 

“The wilderness and the solitary place shall be glad for them;

and the desert shall rejoice, and blossom as the rose.
It shall blossom abundantly, and rejoice even with joy and singing:

the glory of Lebanon shall be given unto it, the excellency of Carmel and Sharon,

they shall see the glory of the LORD, and the excellency of our God.
Strengthen ye the weak hands, and confirm the feeble knees.
Say to them that are of a fearful heart, Be strong, fear not:

behold, your God will come with vengeance, even God with a recompence;

he will come and save you.
Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped.
Then shall the lame man leap as an hart, and the tongue of the dumb sing:

for in the wilderness shall waters break out, and streams in the desert.
And the parched ground shall become a pool, and the thirsty land springs of water:

in the habitation of dragons, where each lay, shall be grass with reeds and rushes.
And an highway shall be there, and a way,

and it shall be called The way of holiness; the unclean shall not pass over it;

but it shall be for those: the wayfaring men,

though fools, shall not err therein.”

Isaiah 35:1 – 8

 

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THE WHOLE TRUTH AND NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH!

 

It is time the Gentiles learned the Truth about Black Peoples, and it is up to Israelites to reveal the whole Truth.

 

If the world of Peoples, Nations, and tongues do not know it yet, they will soon realize that the Blacks taken from the shores of Africa are GOD’s very own Beloved People, “stiffnecked” and rebellious though we may be.

 

Thy sons and thy daughters shall be given unto another people, and thine eyes shall look, and fail with longing for them all the day long:

and there shall be no might in thine hand.
The fruit of thy land, and all thy labours, shall a nation which thou knowest not eat up; and thou shalt be only oppressed and crushed alway:
So that thou shalt be mad for the sight of thine eyes which thou shalt see.
The LORD shall smite thee in the knees, and in the legs, with a sore botch that cannot be healed, from the sole of thy foot unto the top of thy head.
The LORD shall bring thee, and thy king which thou shalt set over thee, unto a nation which neither thou nor thy fathers have known;

and there shalt thou serve other gods, wood and stone.
And thou shalt become an astonishment, a proverb, and a byword, among all nations whither the LORD shall lead thee.

Deuteronomy 28:32 - 37

 

I said, I would scatter them into corners,

I would make the remembrance of them to cease from among men:

Deuteronomy 32:26

 

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REAL ETHNIC CLEANSING

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I said, I would scatter them into corners,

I would make the remembrance of them to cease from among men:

Deuteronomy 32:26

 

THE SLAVE TRADE AND THE REASON IT HAPPENED:  Deuteronomy 28th Chapter

 

ETHNIC CLEANSING AT ITS BEST

 

BUT since the CREATOR GOD has been Merciful unto HIS People, HE has opened our eyes to our true identity.  Nevertheless, we yet suffer the Hell of this captivity that is destroying us one day at a time.  O When will the SEED of Jacob wake up, RETURN to the GOD of Israel and HIS LAW in TRUTH, and end living like heathens?

 

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PROSE AND POETRY CORNER:

 

JERUSALEM, O JERUSALEM!

Of all the cities and places on this planet,

None is so great as Jerusalem.

 

This is the place GOD desired and chose,

For HIS LAW, vows, sacrifices, and worship to disclose.

 

Jerusalem is the one and only divine Holy City,

For only it was established by GOD for utmost piety.

 

Jerusalem is the place of King Solomon’s Temple,

That he built and dedicated for GOD’s worship and memorial.

 

So glad was the Most High GOD for this House instead of a tent,

For HIS People to visit HIM, for worship, service, and to repent.

 

Jerusalem is the place where GOD chooses to live,

Among HIS Covenant People for their Exaltation to give.

 

From this most Holy City, GOD would make HIMSELF known,

Not only to HIS Chosen Ones but to all the world from David’s throne.

 

Jerusalem plays a majestic role after the recovery of the Remnant,

Receiving Israelites, the Nations, and the Stranger living in it.

 

Jerusalem alone is where GOD placed HIS Holy Name,

And this is where the GOD of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob shall remain.

 

In this Glorious Jerusalem shall reign the SEED of King David,

Who awaits in the wings to serve the ONE, Great GOD from amid.

 

All Nations will come to Jerusalem to give credence to this ALL MIGHTY,

To worship and bow in HIS Holy Temple with respect and integrity.

 

Oh what a Great Day for this CREATOR GOD it will be,

When knowledge of HIM and HIS Ways of Righteousness exist abundantly.

 

Holy City Jerusalem, may GOD soon bring you back from desolation,

To again be HIS Paradise and HIS Magnificent, Holy Habitation.

 

Jerusalem, O Jerusalem, again be GOD’s City of excellence,

Let children sing in your streets about GOD’s return and Deliverance.

 

GOD chose Jerusalem, the City of David, to publicize HIS Book of the Law,

This Great pillar of Righteousness, HIS Glorious phenomena.

 

O Jerusalem, let the Holy ONE, the GOD of this Universe,

Bring back HIS Judgments and cause all wickedness to disperse.

 

Let Israel soon return and let GOD’s Priests again minister before HIM,

In Jerusalem, in Truth in HIS Holy Temple, with reference, vigor, and vim.

 

By

 

Tziona Yisrael

(June 30, 2005)

 

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“If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, let my right hand forget her cunning.

If I do not remember thee, let my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth;

If I prefer not Jerusalem above my chief joy.”

Psalm 137:5,6

 

Thus saith the Lord of hosts;

I was jealous for Zion with great jealousy,

and I was jealous for her with great fury.

Thus saith the Lord; I am returned unto Zion, and will dwell in the midst of Jerusalem:

and Jerusalem shall be called a city of truth;

and the mountain of the Lord of hosts the holy mountain.

Thus saith the Lord of hosts; There shall yet old men and old women

dwell in the streets of Jerusalem,

and every man with his staff in his hand for very age.

Zechariah 8:2 - 4

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READING FOR THE SOUL:

 

THINE, O LORD, IS THE GREATNESS,

AND THE POWER, AND THE GLORY,

AND THE VICTORY, AND THE MAJESTY

 

“Wherefore David blessed the LORD before all the congregation: and David said, Blessed be thou, LORD God of Israel our father, for ever and ever.
 Thine, O LORD, is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty: for all that is in the heaven and in the earth is thine; thine is the kingdom, O LORD, and thou art exalted as head above all.
 Both riches and honour come of thee, and thou reignest over all; and in thine hand is power and might; and in thine hand it is to make great, and to give strength unto all.
 Now therefore, our God, we thank thee, and praise thy glorious name.
 But who am I, and what is my people, that we should be able to offer so willingly after this sort? for all things come of thee, and of thine own have we given thee.
 For we are strangers before thee, and sojourners, as were all our fathers: our days on the earth are as a shadow, and there is none abiding.
 O LORD our God, all this store that we have prepared to build thee an house for thine holy name cometh of thine hand, and is all thine own.
 I know also, my God, that thou triest the heart, and hast pleasure in uprightness. As for me, in the uprightness of mine heart I have willingly offered all these things: and now have I seen with joy thy people, which are present here, to offer willingly unto thee.
 O LORD God of Abraham, Isaac, and of Israel, our fathers, keep this for ever in the imagination of the thoughts of the heart of thy people, and prepare their heart unto thee:
 And give unto Solomon my son a perfect heart, to keep thy commandments, thy testimonies, and thy statutes, and to do all these things, and to build the palace, for the which I have made provision.
 And David said to all the congregation, Now bless the LORD your God. And all the congregation blessed the LORD God of their fathers, and bowed down their heads, and worshipped the LORD, and the king.
 And they sacrificed sacrifices unto the LORD, and offered burnt offerings unto the LORD, on the morrow after that day, even a thousand bullocks, a thousand rams, and a thousand lambs, with their drink offerings, and sacrifices in abundance for all Israel:
 And did eat and drink before the LORD on that day with great gladness. And they made Solomon the son of David king the second time, and anointed him unto the LORD to be the chief governor, and Zadok to be priest.”   I Chronicles Twenty-ninth Chapter, tenth to twenty-second verses

 

HAPPY IS HE THAT HATH THE GOD OF JACOB

FOR HIS HELP,

WHOSE HOPE IS IN THE LORD HIS GOD

 

“Praise ye the LORD. Praise the LORD, O my soul.
 While I live will I praise the LORD: I will sing praises unto my God while I have any being.
 Put not your trust in princes, nor in the son of man, in whom there is no help.
 His breath goeth forth, he returneth to his earth; in that very day his thoughts perish.
 Happy is he that hath the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in the LORD his God:
 Which made heaven, and earth, the sea, and all that therein is: which keepeth truth for ever:
 Which executeth judgment for the oppressed: which giveth food to the hungry. The LORD looseth the prisoners:
 The LORD openeth the eyes of the blind: the LORD raiseth them that are bowed down: the LORD loveth the righteous:
 The LORD preserveth the strangers; he relieveth the fatherless and widow: but the way of the wicked he turneth upside down.
 The LORD shall reign for ever, even thy God, O Zion, unto all generations. Praise ye the LORD.”  

THE LORD DOTH BUILD UP JERUSALEM:

HE GATHERETH TOGETHER

THE OUTCASTS OF ISRAEL

 

“Praise ye the LORD: for it is good to sing praises unto our God; for it is pleasant; and praise is comely.
 The LORD doth build up Jerusalem: he gathereth together the outcasts of Israel.
 He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds.
 He telleth the number of the stars; he calleth them all by their names.
 Great is our Lord, and of great power: his understanding is infinite.
 The LORD lifteth up the meek: he casteth the wicked down to the ground.
 Sing unto the LORD with thanksgiving; sing praise upon the harp unto our God:
 Who covereth the heaven with clouds, who prepareth rain for the earth, who maketh grass to grow upon the mountains.
 He giveth to the beast his food, and to the young ravens which cry.
 He delighteth not in the strength of the horse: he taketh not pleasure in the legs of a man.
 The LORD taketh pleasure in them that fear him, in those that hope in his mercy.
 Praise the LORD, O Jerusalem; praise thy God, O Zion.
 For he hath strengthened the bars of thy gates; he hath blessed thy children within thee.
 He maketh peace in thy borders, and filleth thee with the finest of the wheat.
 He sendeth forth his commandment upon earth: his word runneth very swiftly.
 He giveth snow like wool: he scattereth the hoarfrost like ashes.
 He casteth forth his ice like morsels: who can stand before his cold?
 He sendeth out his word, and melteth them: he causeth his wind to blow, and the waters flow.
 He sheweth his word unto Jacob, his statutes and his judgments unto Israel.
 He hath not dealt so with any nation: and as for his judgments, they have not known them. Praise ye the LORD.”

Psalm One hundredth Forty-sixth and One hundredth Forty-seventh Chapters

 

FOR THOU HAST BEEN A STRENGTH TO THE POOR,

A STRENGTH TO THE NEEDY IN HIS DISTRESS

 

“O LORD, thou art my God; I will exalt thee, I will praise thy name; for thou hast done wonderful things; thy counsels of old are faithfulness and truth.
 For thou hast made of a city an heap; of a defenced city a ruin: a palace of strangers to be no city; it shall never be built.
 Therefore shall the strong people glorify thee, the city of the terrible nations shall fear thee.
 For thou hast been a strength to the poor, a strength to the needy in his distress, a refuge from the storm, a shadow from the heat, when the blast of the terrible ones is as a storm against the wall.
 Thou shalt bring down the noise of strangers, as the heat in a dry place; even the heat with the shadow of a cloud: the branch of the terrible ones shall be brought low.
 And in this mountain shall the LORD of hosts make unto all people a feast of fat things, a feast of wines on the lees, of fat things full of marrow, of wines on the lees well refined.
 And he will destroy in this mountain the face of the covering cast over all people, and the vail that is spread over all nations.
 He will swallow up death in victory; and the Lord GOD will wipe away tears from off all faces; and the rebuke of his people shall he take away from off all the earth: for the LORD hath spoken it.
 And it shall be said in that day, Lo, this is our God; we have waited for him, and he will save us: this is the LORD; we have waited for him, we will be glad and rejoice in his salvation.
 For in this mountain shall the hand of the LORD rest, and Moab shall be trodden down under him, even as straw is trodden down for the dunghill.
 And he shall spread forth his hands in the midst of them, as he that swimmeth spreadeth forth his hands to swim: and he shall bring down their pride together with the spoils of their hands.
 And the fortress of the high fort of thy walls shall he bring down, lay low, and bring to the ground, even to the dust.”   Isaiah Twenty-fifth Chapter

 

BEHOLD, YOUR GOD WILL COME WITH VENGEANCE, EVEN GOD WITH A RECOMPENCE

 

“The wilderness and the solitary place shall be glad for them; and the desert shall rejoice, and blossom as the rose.
 It shall blossom abundantly, and rejoice even with joy and singing: the glory of Lebanon shall be given unto it, the excellency of Carmel and Sharon, they shall see the glory of the LORD, and the excellency of our God.
 Strengthen ye the weak hands, and confirm the feeble knees.
 Say to them that are of a fearful heart, Be strong, fear not: behold, your God will come with vengeance, even God with a recompence; he will come and save you.
 Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped.
 Then shall the lame man leap as an hart, and the tongue of the dumb sing: for in the wilderness shall waters break out, and streams in the desert.
 And the parched ground shall become a pool, and the thirsty land springs of water: in the habitation of dragons, where each lay, shall be grass with reeds and rushes.
 And an highway shall be there, and a way, and it shall be called The way of holiness; the unclean shall not pass over it; but it shall be for those: the wayfaring men, though fools, shall not err therein.
 No lion shall be there, nor any ravenous beast shall go up thereon, it shall not be found there; but the redeemed shall walk there:
 And the ransomed of the LORD shall return, and come to Zion with songs and everlasting joy upon their heads: they shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.”   Isaiah Thirty-fifth Chapter

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“…the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth,

to shew himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him.

Herein thou hast done foolishly: therefore from henceforth thou shalt have wars.”

II Chronicles 16:9

 

“Yet I am the LORD thy God from the land of Egypt, and thou shalt know no god but me: for there is no saviour beside me.
I did know thee in the wilderness, in the land of great drought.
According to their pasture, so were they filled; they were filled,

and their heart was exalted; therefore have they forgotten me.
Therefore I will be unto them as a lion: as a leopard by the way will I observe them:
I will meet them as a bear that is bereaved of her whelps,

and will rend the caul of their heart,

and there will I devour them like a lion: the wild beast shall tear them.
O Israel, thou hast destroyed thyself; but in me is thine help.”

Hosea 13:4 - 9

 

 

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SHOT BY COPS AND FORGOTTEN

 

By Allison McCannKeegan HamiltonTaylor DolvenKathleen CaulderwoodCarter Sherman and Rob Arthur Dec 12, 2017

 

POLICE SHOOT FAR MORE PEOPLE THAN ANYONE REALIZED, A VICE NEWS INVESTIGATION REVEALS

 

December 11, 2017

An exclusive analysis of data from the 50 largest local police departments in the United States shows that police shoot Americans more than twice as often as previously known.

Police shootings aren’t just undercounted — police in these departments shoot black people at a higher rate and shoot unarmed people far more often than any data has shown. Recent reform efforts have already worked to bring down police shootings, our investigation shows. Yet Attorney General Jeff Sessions is moving away from these reforms, to the dismay of advocates, experts, and some local law enforcement officials.

VICE News examined both fatal and nonfatal incidents to determine that cops in the 50 largest local departments shot at least 3,631 people from 2010 through 2016. That’s more than 500 people a year. On more than 700 other occasions, police fired at citizens and missed. Two-thirds of the people cops fired at survived.

In Los Angeles, an officer shot a 13-year-old boy playing with a replica gun, leaving him paralyzed. In Philadelphia, an off-duty cop shot his own son. Officers in Baltimore killed an off-duty colleague and struck three women with errant bullets while responding to a fight outside a nightclub. A cop in Seattle accidentally shot a teenage girl in the leg while drawing his gun; the teen was promptly arrested and jailed on an outstanding warrant.

Police shootings on the whole are rare, but experts say nonfatal shootings are just as important to understanding police violence as fatal encounters are.

“We should know about how often it happens, if for no other reason than to simply understand the phenomenon,” said David Klinger, a former Los Angeles police officer and a professor of criminology and criminal justice at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. “How often is it that police are putting bullets in people’s bodies or trying to put bullets in people’s bodies?”

 

After the 2014 killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and other high-profile cases where police shot and killed unarmed black men, the Washington Post and the Guardian began keeping a running tally of fatal incidents. Then-FBI Director James Comey called the lack of federal data on police killings “embarrassing” and committed the agency to a new initiative to collect statistics from police departments. A handful of state and local agencies also made their data public. The Tampa Bay Times and the Texas Tribune counted all police shootings in Florida and the major cities in Texas.

 

But just 35 police departments participate in the federal initiative today, out of 18,000 U.S. law enforcement agencies. And as VICE News found, some departments don’t have systems in place to track nonfatal shootings by their own officers. Others wouldn’t provide data on demographics or whether the people they shoot are armed, making it hard to judge why and how often cops use deadly force or the efficacy of reforms.

Until now, there has never been a national reckoning of police shootings that includes Americans who are shot by cops and survive.

VICE News’ investigation is the first attempt to count both fatal and nonfatal shootings by American police in departments across the country. The data isn’t comprehensive — it covers about 148,000 police officers who serve more than 54 million Americans — but it offers the most complete picture yet of when cops shoot and who they shoot. The national tally of police shootings beyond our data is likely far higher.

“IT’S REALLY JUST A CONSTANT FLASHBACK THAT I GO THROUGH ON A DAILY BASIS.”

Kelvion Walker was an unwitting passenger in a stolen vehicle when he was shot in the stomach by a Dallas police officer. The bullet is still lodged in his body, and he suffers from lingering pain and digestive problems. He’s suing for $10 million.

VICE News sought records on officer-involved shootings from the country’s 50 largest local police departments; 47 responded with data sufficient for analysis. Many fought hard to keep the information secret, and some responded to our requests only under threat of legal action. One department sent a CD-ROM containing a single spreadsheet file through the mail. Another wanted to charge us thousands of dollars unless the records were inspected in person.

In all, our data set includes information on 4,099 incidents and 4,381 subjects over seven years.

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MANY PEOPLE WERE UNARMED. Twenty percent of the people police shot were unarmed. That’s quadruple the unarmed rate the Washington Post found for the country as a whole in fatal incidents.

In roughly 8 percent of cases, departments didn’t say whether the subject was armed. About half of shootings occurred when officers encountered a subject with a gun. Another 20 percent of subjects were armed with a knife or something else.

BLACK PEOPLE WERE SHOT MORE OFTEN AND AT HIGHER RATES THAN PEOPLE OF ANY OTHER RACE. Police shot at least 1,664 black people from 2010 through 2016, 55 percent of the total and more than double the share of the black population in these communities. That’s a 28 percent higher rate than what the Washington Post found for fatal shootings in the same communities.

Black subjects shot by police were more likely to be shot during incidents that began with routine traffic or pedestrian stops. They were more likely than whites to be armed with a gun but less likely to be armed with a weapon overall.

TOTAL POLICE SHOOTINGS ARE DOWN ACROSS THESE DEPARTMENTS. That’s mostly a function of the big-city departments reducing their number of nonfatal shootings, perhaps in response to pressure from activists or because of stricter federal oversight. In smaller departments, police shootings are flat or down slightly.

TRUMP IS WALKING AWAY FROM EFFECTIVE REFORMS. Under Attorney General Jeff Sessions, President Donald Trump’s DOJ has stopped pursuing efforts that led to dramatic drops in police shootings. Cities that adopted these reforms, including improved training and new policies around use of force and accountability, saw their number of police shootings decline by about 29 percent on average.

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Beyond the numbers, interviews with dozens of current and former police officers, shooting survivors, activists, and independent experts described the devastating impact of police shootings on families and communities — even when the incidents don’t end in death.

“They often have the same impact on that community as a fatal shooting,” said Christy Lopez, who served in the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division under President Obama. “They will see that, they will be talking about that, hear the stories for years about what happened. The person will be the living testament to that shooting.”

Officers are hardly ever charged with a crime or even found liable in these incidents. Instead, many of the wounded end up facing charges — some even spend time in jail while still recovering from their injuries. In some rare cases, they’re able to sue and win settlements. A few become the focus of protests demanding reforms or turn to activism themselves. But most — hundreds of people nationwide each year — just go on living, carrying their trauma in obscurity.

“THEY THOUGHT I WAS GOING TO BE PARALYZED, BECAUSE THE PART I GOT SHOT WAS IN MY BRAIN.”

DeAnthony Cunningham survived being shot in the back of the head by a Fulton County police officer thanks to at least a dozen surgeries, years of rigorous therapy, and the help of his mom, Felice Cunningham, who quit her job to care for him.

One of the most urgent questions about police shootings — and one of the hardest to answer — is what role racial bias plays when cops pull the trigger. Nonfatal shootings are key to answering that question.

More than a dozen departments did not release data on race or said they did not keep it. Race information was available for about 68 percent of incidents and 3,032 subjects.

This data shows a much graver impact on black people than previous efforts to track police shootings have shown. Police shot black people two and a half times more often than white people.

Police shot Hispanics slightly more often than whites, and Asians far less often than any other race. (Keep in mind that more people of color live in these communities than in the country as a whole, so rates are likely to be higher.)

Cases where cops shoot unarmed people often draw outrage, and looking only at fatal shootings excludes many of these. Nearly 400 unarmed people were shot by cops in this data.

In another 8 percent of cases there was no information about whether the subject was armed, but these people were probably unarmed, since police have good reason to record every armed subject. (Twelve departments, including Chicago and Los Angeles, didn’t reliably provide the armed status of the people police shot, so they weren’t included here.)

Nearly half of the unarmed people shot — 44 percent — were black.

Police officers and some academics say shootings reflect local crime rates or how often police come into contact with certain groups, not racial bias. In their view, it’s not fair to look at use of force by population alone.

Nick Selby, a Texas police detective and author of “In Context: Understanding Police Killings of Unarmed Civilians,” said it’s important to take into account the socioeconomic factors underlying crime and policing as well as the circumstances of each encounter.

“Deadly force has a disproportionate effect on nonwhite people, that’s true, but nonwhite people disproportionately engage in behavior that is criminal and dangerous,” Selby said. (Blacks and Hispanics are arrested at higher rates than whites for both violent and nonviolent crimes, but the research is unclear on whether they are more likely to commit them.)

Information about the circumstances of police shootings usually comes directly from departments, which have the opportunity to exaggerate or omit key details. “As we’ve seen, that account has many times been called into question,” said Samuel Sinyangwe, a cofounder of Campaign Zero, a group that advocates for police reform.

In one notorious case, the Chicago police officers involved in the shooting of Laquan McDonald in 2014 said the black teen assaulted them with a knife. That version of events was accepted until dashcam footage released the following year showed that McDonald was walking away when an officer shot him 16 times.

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Not every department kept descriptions or full narratives of officer-involved shootings, but information was available on more than 1,800 incidents. One-fifth of the shootings of black people began as relatively innocuous pedestrian or traffic stops, compared to 16 percent for white people. On the other hand, blacks shot by police were more likely to be committing a robbery or involved in a shooting. Whites were more often involved in suicide attempts or domestic violence incidents and other serious crimes.

Black subjects also tended to be younger, and 10 percent were under 18, compared with less than 2 percent of whites.

“It is a complex picture, but what’s clear is that black people are more likely to be unarmed, and that more of these sort of low-level incidents escalate to shootings,” Sinyangwe said.

Ron Davis, who until earlier this year headed the Justice Department’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS), which works with departments to review their policies, said activists, cops, and experts can argue all they want over the best way to prove or disprove bias. It doesn’t matter much to the people who get shot.

“From the community that’s receiving it,” he said, “it doesn’t feel like disparity. It feels like bias — it feels like racism.”

“I DIDN’T THINK THAT WE WERE GOING TO GO TO JAIL OR DO TIME. WE THOUGHT THE EVIDENCE WOULD SHOW THAT THE POLICE OFFICER WAS WRONG AND UNJUSTIFIED.”

Andre Thompson is still waiting for his younger brother Bryson Chaplin to come home from jail after both brothers were shot — Chaplin several times, leaving him paralyzed — by an Olympia police officer who responded to a shoplifting call. The officer said the pair attacked him and both brothers were convicted on assault charges related to the shooting.

When deciding whether a police shooting was justified, prosecutors weigh whether the cop felt a threat — not necessarily whether the threat was real. Laws dictating how and when a cop can shoot vary from state to state, but under a 1989 Supreme Court ruling, police force should be “judged from the perspective of a reasonable officer on the scene, rather than with the 20/20 vision of hindsight,” with an “allowance for the fact that police officers are often forced to make split-second judgments.”

St. Louis MOST SHOOTINGS PER CAPITA
Dekalb County OFFICERS SHOT 25X MORE BLACK PEOPLE THAN WHITES
94 WOMEN WERE SHOT BY POLICE
73 TIMES COPS SHOT PEOPLE IN RESPONSE TO MENTAL ILLNESS OR SUICIDE CALLS
60% OF INCIDENTS INVOLVED WHITE OFFICERS

In theory, most officer-involved shootings should be fatal. Cops aren’t supposed to fire their weapons unless they feel they’re facing a serious threat, and they’re trained to stop that threat. There’s a common misconception that police will try to disable a suspect by aiming for the legs or arms, but they’re typically taught to shoot at the center of the target, which often means they aim for the torso.

Cops and criminal justice experts emphasized that policing is an extremely dangerous profession and said it’s important to note that police shootings of any kind are rare.

“The average number of OIS [officer-involved shootings] for an officer over the course of an entire career is literally close to zero,” said Mark Iris, a lecturer at Northwestern University and a former head of Chicago’s police review board.

In our data, big departments with the most shootings had on average 32 per year, and smaller departments had as few as three. For cops and some analysts, that’s strong evidence that police use deadly force with caution.

Selby said the overwhelming majority of police shootings are justified. “Some officers are dicks, and if they hassle people, intentionally put the cuffs on too tight, or throw an extra punch or body slam, it’s really hard to prove, but every shooting is investigated,” he said. “We know cops shoot and kill around 1,000 people per year. I’d say 950 of those are justified, 50 are questionable, and 20 are really bad.”

Yet activists and some experts point out that it’s largely the police who decide which shootings are bad or questionable. The problem with the “reasonable officer” standard is the numerous cases that fall into a gray area. In these instances, a subject may be holding some type of weapon, but there’s no imminent threat to the officer’s safety. In others, cops may think someone is armed, only to discover he’s not.

Bruce Franks Jr., a protester in Ferguson who now serves as a St. Louis representative in the Missouri legislature, said cops in his city shoot first and come up with reasons later. St. Louis had the highest per capita rate of police shootings among the 50 departments we analyzed but provided scant details for shootings that happened after 2014. (A spokeswoman for the department said all shootings were investigated fairly.)

“There doesn’t have to be a gun involved. We see these cases where somebody has a cell phone or somebody makes the wrong move,” Franks said. “There’s a million reasons they give so it ends up being justified.”

“THE THING THAT I’M MOST GRATEFUL ABOUT IS THE FACT THAT I CAN USE MY VOICE TO SPEAK FOR THE INDIVIDUALS WHO CAN’T SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES.”

A Pittsburgh police officer shot Leon Ford five times during a traffic stop when Ford’s car started to move, taking the officer with him. Ford later had to fight two charges of aggravated assault, but he was found not guilty. Since then, he has become an outspoken activist against police violence.

In the years since Ferguson, the total number of police shootings has fallen by about 20 percent.

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That trend can be traced to a handful of large departments, including Philadelphia, Chicago, and Las Vegas, that enacted reforms. In fact, seven of the 10 cities with the largest reductions in police shootings had one thing in common: federal intervention.

Cities that voluntarily adopted DOJ-recommended reforms saw a 32 percent decline in officer-involved shootings in the first year. The police departments that were forced to take on reforms through binding agreements with the DOJ saw a 25 percent decline that year, including Baltimore, whose agreement began this year. In Chicago, shootings by cops dropped by more than 50 percent after McDonald’s death, an incident that prompted a DOJ investigation and a package of recommended reforms.

While the remedies varied from city to city, many were the same: Create a civilian review board to provide independent oversight, improve officer training, update use-of-force policies to stress the importance of de-escalation and the sanctity of life.

Despite these remarkable successes, Attorney General Sessions has announced his intention to “pull back” from federal interventions and effectively gutted the COPS office Davis used to run. Sessions has said that the feds shouldn’t meddle with local police affairs, but Davis said that approach is tantamount to “incompetence” and “malpractice.”

 

“I think it’s dangerous,” he said. “Not only is that an ideological response; it’s one that’s absent of science and one that ignores evidence.”

A Justice Department spokesman declined to comment on the record or to make any officials available for an interview.

For survivors of police shootings, reform — no matter how it is accomplished — can’t come soon enough. While academics, police officials, and politicians debate the merits of federal intervention or improved training, they live every day with the knowledge that what happened to them could happen to somebody else. Some live in fear of being shot again.

Ishmael Gough, a 27-year-old black man from Louisville, Kentucky, was shot in 2012 by a cop who was drunk and off duty. Gough was unarmed. The bullet passed straight through his leg, leaving him with a wound that still hurts when it’s cold. He lost his job as a security guard and his medical bills piled up. He used to have what he called “a basic, normal life.” Like many of the survivors who spoke with VICE News, he said when he goes out now, he’s “stressing, watching behind me, thinking something is going to happen.”

“I want to put it behind me, but I can’t stop fighting,” Gough said. “I was shot for no reason. It’s wrong that this could happen to anybody. Something needs to be done so it can’t keep happening.”


LIFE AFTER DEADLY FORCE
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BLACK PANTHER

 

[It took The Black Panther Tribe to invent a solution for a better world, but this was a movie.  In real life it will take the ALMIGHTY HAND of the CREATOR GOD to bring peace to HIS Earth.  And it will happen after GOD’s “Day of the LORD” – HIS JUDGMENT to destroy idol worshippers, the disobedient to HIS LAW, the wicked, OPPRESSORS, and the powers-that-be who have wreaked havoc, race hatred, White Supremacy, impoverishment, sustained Third-World status of poor countries, exploitation of Africa, and contention between friendly nations. I always say that a leaf does not fall from the tree if the CREATOR does not give HIS consent.  It’s likewise for this movie, and GOD’s intention remains to be seen.  In any case, I was entertained, and my favorite actor is the little sister.  T.Y., Editor]

 

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Box Office: 'Black Panther' Hits More Milestones As It Nears $1.1 Billion Worldwide


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Angela Bassett, Connie Chiume, Michael B. Jordan, Chadwick Boseman, and Danai Gurira in 'Black Panther' (2018)'

Since folks seem to enjoy these, here’s another weekly installment of “How huge was Black Panther last weekend?” This is a list of various milestones and (near) records that the film passed or set in its fourth weekend of theatrical release. And so, without further ado…

Highest-Grossing Solo Superhero Movie In North America

With a $562 million domestic gross in just 24 days, Black Panther has passed The Dark Knight ($534m in 2008) to become the second highest-grossing comic book superhero movie of all time in North America, behind only The Avengers ($623m). That makes Chadwick Boseman America’s mightiest hero, and it’s just a matter of time before T’Challa’s solo adventure passes the MCU team-up epic in domestic grosses to become the biggest superhero movie ever. In terms of inflation, it still sits behind Batman ($251m in 1989/$577m adjusted), Spider-Man ($403m in 2002/$638m adjusted), The Dark Knight ($534m in 2008/$684m adjusted) and The Avengers ($623m in 2012/$706m adjusted).

Third-Biggest Fourth Weekend

Black Panther earned (as of this writing) $41.1 million in its fourth weekend of release. That is the third-biggest fourth Fri-Sun weekend of all time, behind only Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($42.353m) and Avatar ($50m). This could obviously change if Walt Disney finds some extra cash in their couch cushions before the final weekend figures are announced. If adjusted for inflation, Black Panther’s fourth weekend was the eighth-biggest fourth weekend, behind The Avengers ($42m adjusted), Jurassic Park ($42m adjusted), Spider-Man ($45m adjusted), The Force Awakens ($45m adjusted), The Phantom Menace ($25m in 1999/$46m adjusted), Titanic ($56m adjusted) and Avatar ($58m adjusted).

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Third-Biggest Fourth Saturday

Its Saturday gross, a whopping $18.3 million, is the third-biggest 23rd day Friday gross ever behind Avatar ($21.2m) and The Force Awakens ($19.2m). By the way, Black Panther’s weekend “Friday-to-Saturday” jump (-27%, +65%, +84% and +83%) has been the biggest every single weekend among movies that opened above $200m. That may partially explain the “meh” debut of A Wrinkle in Time($33.3m), as Black Panther has clearly been the family-friendly flick of choice for the last month.

Fifth-Leggiest Marvel Movie Ever

With a $562 million domestic gross after 24 days of release, Black Panther has already earned a superb 2.78x weekend-to-final multiplier. That’s already the fifth-leggiest MCU flick ever, behind only The Avengers ($623m/$207m = 3x), Iron Man ($318m/$102m = 3.11x), Ant-Man ($180m/$58m = 3.15x) and Guardians of the Galaxy ($333m/$94m = 3.5x). If it gets to $637m domestic (which at this point is pretty likely), it’ll be the second leggiest MCU movie ever.

Sixth-Biggest Superhero Movie Worldwide

This will change today, but as of now, Black Panther has earned $1.079 billion worldwide. That makes it the 21st-highest global grosser ever. It also, among comic book superhero movies, puts it just under The Dark Knight Rises ($1.085b in 2012), Captain America: Civil War ($1.153b in 2016), Iron Man 3 ($1.214b in 2013), Avengers: Age of Ultron ($1.405b in 2015) and The Avengers ($1.519b in 2012). Once it passes The Dark Knight Rises, it’ll be the biggest no-Iron Man superhero flick of all time (and bigger than any Batman or Spider-Man movie). Once it passes Iron Man 3, it’ll be the biggest solo superhero flick ever, thus making Chadwick Boseman Earth’s Mightiest Hero (cue “Fight as One”).

Seventh-Biggest Domestic Grosser Ever

The Ryan Coogler-directed superhero flick passed the lifetime domestic grosses of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story ($532 million) and The Dark Knight ($534m) to become the seventh-biggest North American grosser of all time, not accounting for inflation/3D bumps or PLF upcharges. It’s currently 58th when adjusted for inflation but should easily crack the top 40 by the end. If it holds onto screens and Tomb RaiderPacific Rim and Ready Player One don’t click, it may pass the unadjusted totals of not just Star Wars: The Last Jedi ($619m) and The Avengers ($623m) but also Jurassic World ($652m in 2015) and Titanic ($658m including reissues) for the bronze among domestic earners behind Avatar ($760m) and The Force Awakens ($937m).

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SPRING EQUINOX 2018:

FIRST DAY OF SPRING

 

SPRING EQUINOX DATE, FACTS, FOLKLORE, AND MORE

 

elcome Spring Equinox

SPRING EQUINOX DATES

The spring equinox always occurs on either March 20 or 21. 

Year

Spring Equinox (Northern Hemisphere)

2018

Tuesday, March 20, at 12:15 P.M. EDT

2019

Wednesday, March 20 

2020

Friday, March 20

 

WHAT IS THE VERNAL EQUINOX?

 

At the spring equinox, the amount of daylight and darkness is approximately equal. The name equinox comes from Latin words which mean “equal night”—aequus (equal) and nox (night). 

Enjoy the increasing sunlight hours, with earlier dawns and later sunsets. See your personalized Sun rise and set calculator.

On the equinox, Earth’s two hemispheres are receiving the Sun’s rays about equally. 

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The tilt of the Earth is zero relative to the Sun, which means that Earth’s axis neither points toward nor away from the Sun. (Note, however, that the Earth never orbits upright, but is always tilted on its axis by about 23.5 degrees.) If you were standing on the equator, the Sun would pass directly overhead on its way north. Equinoxes are the only two times a year that  Sun only rises due east and sets due west for all of us on Earth.

Read more about the reason for the seasons.

 

rocus field spring
Crocuses are a sure sign of Spring!

ANCIENT MARKERS OF THE EQUINOX

Scientific explanation aside, our ancestors were more connected to the Sun than we are today. They observed its pathway across the sky; they tracked how the sunrise, sunset, and day length changed, using the Sun (and Moon) as a clock and calendar.

There are many ancient sites that mark the equinoxes (and solstices).

At Chichen Itza in Mexico, Mayans built a huge pyramid around the year A.D. 1000. The play of the Sun’s light on it signals the beginning of the seasons. On the spring equinox, the light pattern looks like a snake. Mayans called this day “the return of the Sun serpent.”

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See more examples of ancient seasonal markers.

SPRING EQUINOX FAQS

 

Question: Is the Spring Equinox really the first day of spring?

 

Answer: Yes—and no. Let us explain: 

 

Astronomically speaking, the first day of spring is marked by the spring equinox, which falls on March 19 or 20 every year. This date signals spring’s beginning in the Northern Hemisphere (whereas it announces fall’s arrival in the Southern Hemisphere). The equinox happens at the same moment worldwide, even if our clock times reflect a different time zone.

Meteorologically speaking, the official first day of spring is March 1 (and the last is May 31). Weather scientists divide the year into quarters to make it easier to compare seasonal and monthly statistics from one year to the next. The meteorological seasons are based on annual temperature cycles rather than on the position of Earth in relation to the Sun, and they more closely follow the Gregorian calendar. Using the dates of the astronomical equinoxes and solstices for the seasons would present a statistical problem, as these dates can vary slightly each year.

affodils
Did you know that daffodils are one of March’s Birth Flowers?

Question: Are day and night truly equal on the Equinox?

Answer: No, day and night are not exactly equal at the equinox for two reasons: First, daytime begins the moment any part of the Sun is over the horizon, and it is not over until the last part of the Sun has set. If the Sun were to shrink to a starlike point and we lived in a world without air, the spring and fall equinoxes would truly have ‘equal nights.’

Read about more fun facts in the Almanac Astronomer’s post, “March Equinox Oddities.”

Question: According to folklore, you can stand a raw egg on end on the equinox. Is this true?

Answer: Folklore or not, this egg trick sounded like fun to us. One spring, a few minutes before the vernal equinox, several Almanac editors tried this trick. For a full workday, 17 out of 24 eggs stood standing. Three days later, we tried this trick again and found similar results. Perhaps 3 days after the equinox was still too near. Perhaps the equinox has nothing to do with it. Perhaps we just don’t like to take ourselves too seriously! Try this yourself and let us know what happens.

SIGNS OF THE EQUINOX IN NATURE

The vernal equinox signals the beginning of nature’s renewal in the Northern Hemisphere!

 

·         Worms begin to emerge from the earth. In fact, the March Full Moon is called “The Full Worm Moon” for this reason.

·         Notice the arc of the Sun across the sky as it shifts toward the north. Birds are migrating northward, along with the path of the Sun.

·         Speaking of birds, did you know that the increasing sunlight is what triggers birds to sing? Cool, eh? Enjoy our Bird Songs page.

·         Trees, shrubs, and flowers are sensitive to temperature and day-length, too! Since ancient days, people have used them as indicators of when the weather is right for planting. For example: Blooming crocusare your cue to plant radishesparsnips, and spinachSee more of nature’s signs.

·         Of course, the longer days bring warmer weather! Both we and the animals around us strip off our clothes and heavy coats!

·         Ready, set, plant! March is time to start gardens and sow seeds in many regions. See the Best Planting Dates according to your local frost dates.

 

SPRING VERSE

 

·         One swallow does not make a spring.

·         Bluebirds are a sign of spring; warm weather and gentle south breezes they bring.

·         In spring, no one thinks of the snow that fell last year.

·         Don’t say that spring has come until you can put your foot on nine daisies.

·         Spring-time sweet!
The whole Earth smiles, thy coming to greet.

 

SPRING EQUINOX SHOW

 

Below is a video re-play of our 2017 Spring Equinox telescope show with our friends at Slooh. Celebrate spring!

(TO SEE THE VIDEO, PLEASE GO TO THE LINK FOR THIS ARTICLE.)

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE FIRST DAYS OF SEASONS

The First Days of the Seasons are marked by four astronomical events:

·         The Spring/Vernal Equinox

·         The Summer Solstice

·         The Fall/Autumnal Equinox

·         The Winter Solstice

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https://www.almanac.com/content/first-day-spring-vernal-equinox

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Spring Equinox – Vernal Equinox

The Vernal (Spring) Equinox in the Northern Hemisphere is the Autumnal (Fall) Equinox in the Southern Hemisphere and vice versa.

Equinoxes and solstices happen twice a year.

Not Entirely Equal Day & Night

On the equinoxes the Sun shines directly on the equator and the length of day and night is nearly equal – but not quite.

The March equinox marks the moment the Sun crosses the celestial equator – the imaginary line in the sky above the Earth’s equator – from south to north and vice versa in September.

When is the Equinox in my City?

Vernal Equinox – Northern Hemisphere

(USA, Central America, Canada, Europe, Asia, northern Africa)

March Equinox in Amman, Jordan is on
Tuesday, 20 March 2018, 18:15 AST 
(Change city)

§  Sunrise, sunset and day length around March Equinox 2018

§  Countdown to March Equinox 2018 in Amman, Jordan

March Equinox in Universal Coordinated Time is on
Tuesday, 20 March 2018, 16:15 UTC

§  Local times for March Equinox 2018 worldwide

§  Day and Night map for March Equinox 2018

§  Equinoxes and solstices from 2000–2049

Vernal Equinox – Southern Hemisphere

(Australia, New Zealand, South America, southern Africa)

September Equinox in Amman, Jordan is on
Sunday, 23 September 2018, 04:54 ADT 
(Change city)

§  Sunrise, sunset and day length around September Equinox 2018

§  Countdown to September Equinox 2018 in Amman, Jordan

September Equinox in Universal Coordinated Time is on
Sunday, 23 September 2018, 01:54 UTC

§  Local times for September Equinox 2018 worldwide

§  Day and Night map for September Equinox 2018

§  Equinoxes and solstices from 2000–2049

First Day of Spring?

In the Northern Hemisphere, the Vernal (Spring) Equinox marks the first day of astronomical spring. There's also another, more common definition of when the seasons start, namely meteorological definitions, which are based on average temperatures rather that astronomical events.

https://www.timeanddate.com/calendar/spring-equinox.html

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Hope of Israel Ministries (Ecclesia of YEHOVAH):

Does YEHOVAH God’s Year Start With the Barley Harvest?

The 1st of Abib (or Nisan) must NOT be reckoned by the barley harvest. Noah (during the flood), and Moses (during 40 years in the desert) did not have any barley crops available to consult, yet they faithfully noted the first day of each month and each year. "The new moons and equinoxes are the natural calendar made by the Creator. That calendar can’t be tampered with by man. It is always there, and was certainly understood by those who wrote the Scriptures (Ex. 34:22; Ps. 19:6)" and is not dependant on the vagaries of weather in the ripening process.

by John D. Keyser

Although barley ripens in the spring, the following considerations indicate that the barley harvest does not establish the first day of YEHOVAH God’s year --

1)  For two successive growing seasons (the Sabbath and Jubilee years), no grain was to be planted and, therefore, no maturing barley was available to consult for the beginning of the year -- see Leviticus 25:1-24. While it is true that barley sometimes sprouts and grows by itself with no cultivation, this was far less likely in the second year. It was illegal under YEHOVAH’s law to voluntarily reap grain in the 50th year, so Israel probably allowed their flocks to graze the fields. This was perfectly legal -- see Leviticus 25:7, 11.

2)  During the Flood, Noah was apparently quite able to determine the first day of the year without consulting the barley harvest.

3)  During the forty years that the Israelites wandered in the wilderness (a desert), they kept a careful record of the months and years -- apparently without consulting the barley harvest in Canaan!

Calendar Considerations

1)  The period of time from the Vernal Equinox to the Autumnal Equinox equals approximately 186 days, which leaves about 179 or 180 days between the Autumnal Equinox and the Vernal Equinox.

2)  From one New Moon to the next New Moon (a synodic month) equals approximately 29.5 days.

3)  From the first New Moon to the seventh New Moon equals 177 days (29.5 X 6 lunar months = 177 days).

Let’s assume this is a year in which a New Moon falls 13 days before the spring equinox:

As noted above, from the first New Moon to the seventh New Moon equals 177 days. Now since 6 lunar months is 9 days shorter than the 186 days between the spring and fall equinoxes, then it is a mistake to reckon the first of the year from a New Moon which is seen (as indicated above) 13 days before the spring equinox. It is true that Passover will fall on or after the spring equinox in this scenario, but what happens to the fall festivals?

Subtract the 13 days “spent” before the spring equinox from the 177 days comprising the six lunar months (177 days - 13 days = 164 days), then subtract the quotient (164 days) from the 186 days the circuit of the sun makes from the spring equinox to the fall equinox. This brings us to a time that is 21 or 22 days BEFORE the autumnal equinox -- thereby placing most of the Feast of Tabernacles BEFORE the “turn of the year” (before the tekufah or equinox).

If we accept a New Moon nearest -- but 13 days before -- the spring equinox as the first day of Abib or Nisan, then the 177 days (which make up the six lunar months) causes the first day of the 7th month (Tishri) to fall 21 or 22 days BEFORE the autumnal equinox -- thus placing most of the eight days of Tabernacles into the summer season instead of the autumn or fall. This clearly violates Leviticus 23:39.

4)  The sun and moon determine days, months, years and seasons [festivals -- including the weekly Sabbath] (Genesis 1:14-16).

Therefore, it is not the green ears of barley, but the sun and moon which determine the calendar and, as a result, the year. So what signals the end of one year and the beginning of another, if not the barley harvest? The equinox and the New Moon do!

Equinox = Tekufah

The equinox occurs because of the (apparent) action of the sun. The earth -- which is tilted 23.5 degrees -- circles the sun, thereby creating our seasons (spring, summer, fall and winter). The equinox occurs when the sun “crosses” the equator. The Hebrew word is tekufah, and refers to the solstices as well as to the equinoxes.

Tekufot (plural) means “seasons” -- literally, “circuit, to go round.” The four seasons in the year are called tekufot. More accurately, tekufot is the beginning of the four seasons and, according to the Encyclopedia Judaica (Vol. 5, article: Calendar, p. 46), tekufah stands for the true, not the mean, equinox.

The tekufah (singular) of Nisan denotes the sun at the vernal equinox.

The next tekufah denotes the summer solstice.

The third tekufah denotes the fall equinox.

The fourth tekufah denotes the winter solstice.

Tekufah appears in the Bible four times -- and relates to the calendar at least three times:

And it came to pass at the end [tekufah] of the year, that the Syrians came up against him:...(2 Chronicles 24:23).

Now this refers to the end and, therefore, the beginning of another year, demarcated by the spring equinox and the New Moon.

And you shall observe the feast of weeks, even the firstfruits of wheat harvest, and the feast of ingathering at the year’s end [tekufah] (Exodus 34:22).

This passage refers to the fall equinox -- the end of the summer growing season.

In them [the heavens] he has set a tent for the sun, which comes forth like a bridegroom leaving his chamber, and like a strong man runs it’s course with joy. It’s rising is from the end of the heavens and it’s circuit [tekufah] to the end of them, and there is nothing hid from it’s heat (Psalm 19:4, 5 RSV).

This passage is describing the sun’s daily course, or it’s yearly circuit through the equinoxes and the solstices -- or both.

And it came to pass, when the time was come [tekufah] about, that Hannah conceived, and bore a son;...(1 Samuel 1:20).

This may indirectly allude to the calendar year. In any case, the above passages from the Bible indicate that the men of YEHOVAH God in the Old Testament understood the equinox and it’s place in YEHOVAH’s calendar.

Which New Moon? -- Nearest, or After the Equinox?

It is common knowledge that the spring equinox usually falls on 3/20 or 3/21 as reckoned by the Roman calendar we use today. Very rarely does it fall on 3/19 or 3/22. But could the ancient Israelites locate the equinox by the Roman calendar? No -- in the Old Testament times the Romans were not yet on the scene. The irregularity of the lunar months (compared to the solar year) cause the spring equinox to fall on a different day of the month each year (and sometimes in a different month), though always in the last month of the year.

Let’s assume that we live in King David’s time when astronomy and communication was not what it is today. We would first have to locate the equinox, and only then could we, with any certainty, choose the correct New Moon to begin the new year with. If we hope to choose the New Moon nearest (either before of after) the equinox, we may fail because of the uncertainty in the length of the lunar month. Suppose we choose a New Moon 15 days before the vernal equinox on the assumption the month will have 30 days. However, suppose it turns out to have only 29 days -- we will not have chosen the New Moon nearest the equinox since there are 15 days before, but only 14 days after! We must wait until the equinox is established, and only then can we choose a New Moon -- the New Moon next after that event. Because of the uncertainty regarding the length of the month (and other reasons) the year should always begin with the New Moon next AFTER the spring equinox -- rather than the New Moon nearest the equinox.

Abib -- A Spring Month

The month of Abib or Nisan should always start in the spring -- NEVER in winter! When does spring begin? At the equinox, when the sun (apparently) crosses the equator, never earlier than 3/19 as reckoned by the Roman Gregorian calendar we use today. Is it reasonable to think the year sometimes begins in the spring -- but at other times in the winter? The Bible clearly indicates that the first month of YEHOVAH God’s year should ALWAYS start in the same season of the year -- SPRING. Compare the following passage as it appears in the King James Version of the Bible and the Revised Standard Version --

And it came to pass, after the year was expired, at the time when kings go forth to battle...(2 Samuel 11:1, KJV).

In the spring of the year, the time when kings go forth to battle...(ibid., RSV).

Since the old year expires in the spring, it is reasonable to assume that the New Year begins in the spring as well. Notice also the following scriptures:

And the prophet came to the king of Israel, and said unto him, Go, strengthen thyself, and mark, and see what thou doest: for at the return of the year the king of Syria will come up against thee (I Kings 20:22, KJV).

And the prophet came to the king of Israel and said to him, “Go, strengthen yourself; take note, and see what you should do, for in the spring of the year the king of Syria will come up against you” (1 Kings 20:22, NKJV).

And it came to pass at the return of the year, that Ben-ha-dad numbered the Syrians, and went up to A-phek, to fight against Israel (I Kings 20:26, KJV).

So it was, in the spring of the year, that Ben-Hadad mustered the Syrians and went up to Aphek to fight against Israel (1 Kings 20:26, NKJV).

And it came to pass, that after the year was expired, at the time that kings go out to battle, Joab led forth the power of the army, and wasted the country of the children of Ammon...(I Chronicles 20:1, KJV).

And it happened, in the spring of the year, at the time kings go out to battle, that Joab led out the armed forces and ravaged the country of the people of Ammon...(1 Chronicles 20:1, NKJV).

And when the year was expired, king Neb-u-chad-nez-zar sent, and brought him to Babylon, with the goodly vessels of the house of the LORD...(II Chronicles 36:10, KJV).

In the spring of the year King Nebuchadnez’zar sent and brought him to Babylon, with the precious vessels of the house of the LORD, and made his brother Zedeki’ah king over Judah and Jerusalem (2 Chronicles 36:10, RSV).

According to Henry Wylle in Does Close Count? --

It seems to have been understood all over the world, from ancient times until now, that the vernal equinox signals the arrival of spring and the autumnal equinox signals the arrival of fall....Wait until the sun signals the arrival of spring at the equinox, then select the first visible new crescent for the beginning of months:...the first month of the year to you.

In Horns of the Moon, by Terry McKee, we find the following:

The Scriptures state that the Passover occurs,
‘...at the season’ [Heb. = Moed] (Deut. 16:6);
‘...in his season [moed] from year to year’ (Ex. 13:10);
‘...at his appointed season’ [moed] (Nu. 9:2)

[Since Passover is in the first month,] surely the new year begins in the same season [eth] each year, and not sometimes in the spring and sometimes in the winter. Many Scriptures seem to point to spring while none...indicate another season. A new moon nearest but before the equinox would start some years in a winter month, causing the [festivals] to occur out of their seasons.

...Look to the first new moon after the spring equinox and start the year. This will always keep Passover in spring and Tabernacles in fall. Since the festivals generally are harvest festivals how could it be any other way?

Is There a 13th Month?

Some people have been astonished to learn that some years in YEHOVAH God’s calendar have 13 months. Since the lunar month consists of approximately 29.5 days, a year of only 12 months equals 354 days -- 11 days shorter than the solar year. If there was never a 13th month in the year, the harvest festivals would soon be out of season. In less than 28 years they would rotate through all the months of the year. This is exactly what happens with the Muslim Calendar.

If we truly accept the Biblical calendar we will not have a problem arranging the 13th month because YEHOVAH God will do it for us. If you always choose the New Moon that comes next AFTER the spring equinox, the 13th month will automatically fall into place in the proper year. It is interesting to realize that a 13th month is needed a little more than every third year.

Summary

1)  The Jewish authorities admit that the Hillel Calendar currently in use by them is in error; that is, it is NOT the calendar used by the Jewish people in 31 A.D.

2)  Israel’s calendar has seen three important phases: Months established by (1) visual sightings only; (2) both visual sightings and calculation; and (3) calculation only.

3)  The word “day,” depending on its use in a sentence, can refer to 12 hours of daylight, or to the 24 hour day, beginning at sunset.

4)  The week is based on the phases of the moon and the weekly Sabbath always falls on the 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th of YEHOVAH’s month.

5)  The month is from one visible new crescent to the next, consisting of 29 or 30 days each; and begins -- NOT with the conjunction -- but with the visible new crescent.

6)  The year can be either 12 or 13 months in length.

7)  The 1st of Abib (or Nisan) must NOT be reckoned by the barley harvest. Noah (during the flood), and Moses (during 40 years in the desert) did not have any barley crops available to consult, yet they faithfully noted the first day of each month and each year.

8)  Abib (Nisan) is a SPRING MONTH and should NEVER begin in the winter season. This will always keep Passover in the spring and Tabernacles in the fall -- as is proper for the harvest festivals outlined in the Bible.

9)  The sun establishes the equinox and these, along with the moon, establish the day, the week, the month, the year and the festivals (Genesis 1:14-16, NEB).

Conclusion

Terry McKee concludes by saying --

The new moons and equinoxes are the natural calendar made by the Creator [YHVH -- YEHOVAH]. That calendar can’t be tampered with by man. It is always there, and was certainly understood by those who wrote the Scriptures (Ex. 34:22; Ps. 19:6). The new moon starts the month and the sun starts the year by appearing to move from solstice to solstice, passing through the equinoxes. How simple. How beautiful (Horns of the Moon).

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Does Pesach depend on the ripened Barley? ... NO!

There are many people today who insist that Pesach (Passover) cannot be celebrated until the barley ripens in Israel. These people (which includes the Karaite Nehemia Gordon and Messianic teachers such as Avi ben Mordechai) obviously don't realize they have misapplied Scripture and are consequently leading people astray concerning the timing of YHWH's Feasts.

YHWH our Elohim said Nisan 14 was to be His Passover (Leviticus 23:5). He never suggested the barley had to be ripe first. The following article reveals a heavenly secret!

It is said that in ancient times, Pesach was associated with the ripening of the barley crop. Some claim the exact date of the biblical new year is determined in the spring by the sighting of the new moon that immediately follows the ripening of the barley (the aviv barley) in the land of Israel. Never mind that this is complete nonsense and that no "earth-sign" will trump a "star-sign". (See Genesis 1:14 - "God said, 'Let there be lights in the dome of the sky to divide the day from the night; let them be for signs, seasons, days and years'".)

The statement above is, in fact, partially correct. The exact date of the start of the biblical new year is determined by the new moon, but not the sighting of the new moon which follows the ripening of earthly barley crops. The biblical year begins at the new moon closest to the date of the Vernal Equinox, such that Pesach falls on or after the Vernal Equinox - never before. (See "Wheel of Stars", Andrew Roth, Netzari Press).

Since the ripening of the barley is dependent entirely on earthly weather conditions and can be seasonally early or late, it seems far-fetched that Yahweh, the creator of all things, would require the determination of the new year be based on such a poor indicator as the ripening of man's crops.

So, there must be another mechanism...And indeed there is!

The star signs. Today, if you are like most, you know nothing about the stars. You don't need to. To determine the date of anything you simply look at a calendar. You don't even need to know how the calendar was made! But to the ancient people, they had to know the star signs and know them intimately to determine when the months, seasons, and years ended and began. To us, the art of the star signs is largely lost and because of that, myths such as "the new moon begins on the sighting of the crescent" and "the new year begins when the barley ripens" take on an air of truth and most don't ever consider how wrong they are! Worse, most don't even question these myths and simply assume they are fact.

Well, the fact is this: The ancients knew when the new year started because they were able to determine the new moon closest to the Vernal Equinox. And they were able to determine the Vernal Equinox by the star signs. In ancient times, as the sun was approaching the Vernal Equinox, the tiny constellation known as the "Pleiades" began to fade into the brightness of the dusk at sunset. Thus the Pleiades announced the equinox was coming. Then the another star sign announced that the equinox had happened. That sign was the fading of the star "Aldebaran" at sunset. The Ancients used the star signs to know that Vernal Equinox was nearing and for confirmation that it had occurred!

[Note: Pressession of the Earth's axis has change the times which the Pleiades and Aldebaran set in our age. The description above is intended to broadly cover the age before Moshe (Moses) when these astronomical signs had absolute significance.]

But it's not enough! Watching the Pleiades and Aldebaran set each night as the sun set in the West cannot by themselves enable the observer to determine the date of the Vernal Equinox. Another sign, another "witness" is required. And such a witness existed - The ancients knew this! The witness was the rising of the star "Spica", in the constellation of "Virgo" in the east. You see, just as the sun was nearing the date of the Vernal Equinox, Spica could be seen rising in east at sunset. And it is this combination of witnesses; the Pleiades, Aldebaran, and Spica which permitted the ancients to know precisely when the Vernal Equinox would occur. Then, though not a simple matter, they could determine which of the new moons on either side of the date of the Vernal Equinox would be the new moon for 1 Aviv (or "1 Aviv", today, "1 Nisan").

But where's the barley? Great question! Look up...up into the heavens where you'll find your answer!

The start of the new year was determined by star signs. As the Vernal Equinox is approaching, the constellation of Virgo is rising. "Virgo" is the "Virgin", and in her right hand, as the classical illustration below shows, is a stalk of grain (barley!) The star Spica in the constellation represents the grain! So when Spica was rising in the evening sky after sunset, night after night, until one night it was at the appropriate location to announce the Vernal Equinox, one can arguably say figuratively "the barley has ripened"!

At this point of the story Paul Harvey would say: "And now you know the rest of the story!" Why? Because, while the ancients knew the stars and how to tell time by them, the rising of Spica - i.e., the rising of the stalk of grain in the hand of the virgin announced the new year, and that star sign, over the many centuries became the "ripening of the barley" - it became confused with the ripening of the barley crops, an earth sign.

Chilling proof!

Lest you think the announcement of the Vernal Equinox by the setting of the Pleiades and the rising of Spica could not possibly be twisted into the "ripening of the barley" in the fields, take a look at this passage from Philo who lived in 20 BCE, from his writings "On the Creation":

"And besides the stars above mentioned" {Philo was describing Ursa Major} "the band of the Pleiades is also made up of seven stars, the rising and occultation of which are the causes of great benefits to all men. For when they set, the furrows are ploughed up for the purpose of sowing; and when they are about to rise, they bring glad tidings of harvest; and after they have arisen, they awaken the rejoicing husbandman to the collection of their necessary food. And they with joy store up their food for their daily use."

Thus the ancients were able to determine not only the new year by the rising and setting of key stars, but also the precise date of Pesach. Doing so they were able to place Pesach precisely in the middle of the month of Aviv (Nisan), and it could be observed at its right time.

Deuteronomy 16: 1 "Observe the month of Aviv, and keep Pesach to ADONAI your God; for in the month of Aviv, ADONAI your God brought you out of Egypt at night."

Something else to consider!

At the time of the exodus, it was already the "month of Aviv" when YHWH instituted the "Passover", for the first and only "pass-over" was to happen after sunset the 14th of that very month. YHWH made that month the "1st month of the year" forever after that. Now we must understand how the "Month of Aviv" would have been determined in those days.

As there was no "Passover" before that time, yet the Month of Aviv was known and established, it had to be determined by the sun, moon, and stars only (no barley!), see Genesis 1:14, because the calendar began at another time of the year! The calendar was NOT established by the Month of Aviv before the exodus, so the term "Month of Aviv" must have had a meaning quite different that what some people think today. (Today many fall for the "Month of Aviv" meaning that it is the month set by the "Aviv" stage of ripening barley. But this is not possible, because by the time the "Month of Aviv" came around, the calendar for that year had ALREADY been determined (probably from the previous Tishri!), and they would not have "changed" the calendar year to incorporate the ripening barley!)

So the "Month of Aviv" had nothing to do with the "greening of the barley", rather, it was simply the "season of greening" (month as determined by the sun) in which the plants begin to green, that is, the season of Spring. That is, the "Month of Aviv" really means the "month of the year when the crops begin to grow", and that month is established by the sun and not the barley!

 

https://therefinersfire.org/barley.htm

 

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[Although I agree with Dave Clark that barley is not an indicator and much less a reliable indicator for determining the start of the Hebrew New Year, I would like to admit that I never use “Strong” or follow Jewish customs for anything.  If I cannot find the GOD’s TRUTH in GOD’s LAW and in “Thus Saith the LORD” at the Mouth of HIS Prophets, I leave the matter alone.  There is no wisdom in adding my imagination to GOD’s WORD.  Also, if the GOD of Israel does not show me an explanation, I leave the matter alone, reason being, it is not time for me to realize that understanding just yet.  By all means, I determine the Hebrew New Year via Genesis 1:14 – GOD’s LIGHTED SIGNS in the Heavens to call Seasons, Days, and Years.  T.Y., Editor]

 

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The Relationship of the Barley Harvest
to the First Month of a New Year

by Dave Clark

Firstly, this is in no way to cast mud upon the understandings of others.  Instead, this is merely the result of my own investigations -- as the Bereans would.  If someone has additional Bible references to pass on, along this topic line, I'd be more than happy to receive them.  You see, I believe that objective examination of the Bible shows the determination of the first month of the year, by the barley harvest, to be almost purely coincidental in nature.  In other words, I've come to the conclusion that this usage is more one of man's traditions rather than by explicit command of God.  For, nowhere in the Bible did I find a clear, "Thus saith the LORD," to test the beginning of the year against the barley harvest.  The following Bible quotations (KJV) are what I've found on this subject.

The first reference to the barley, along this topic line, is during the plagues of Egypt:

Ex. 9:31 And the flax6594 and the barley8184 was smitten:5221 for3588 the barley8184 was in the ear,24and the flax6594 was bolled.1392

Interestingly enough, this means that there was no barley available at all, that year, for this type of determination.  At any rate, the next reference is a, "Thus saith the LORD," type of reference:

Ex. 12:1 And the LORD3068 spoke559 unto413 Moses4872 and Aaron175 in the land776 of Egypt,4714saying,559 
Ex. 12:2 This
2088 month2320 shall be unto you the beginning7218 of months:2320 it1931 shall be the first7223 month2320 of the year8141 to you.

I believe that here is where the first presumption is made.  No instruction is recorded, here or later, as to just how to determine which month is "this month" as designated by the LORD to start the year — other than it was the month in which He brought them out of Egypt.  I believe people use the next reference, in connection with this one, to jump to the conclusion that the barley determines the first month of the year:

Ex. 13:4 This day3117 came ye out3318, 859 in the month2320 Abib.24

Note the Strong's reference number (24) is the same Strong's number given in Ex. 9:31 for the English phrase "in the ear."  Thus, seemingly, just because the name of the first month means the same thing as the barley being just ready to harvest (being tender, or "green," in the ear — basically, "spring"), man has decided that God must mean that the determination for the first month of the year is to be based on the actual barley harvest.

Well, I have to tell you, I think our God is a more precise God than that.  Natural fluctuations in the weather patterns (including drought) can, and do, cause wildly shifting patterns for the harvests of food crops.  Then there are the very real times in which there would be no barley harvest at all — due to severe drought, disease, hail, a horde or two of locusts, or a Great Flood!  Meaning, Noah knew when the year began yet there was no barley harvest on which to base it:

Gen. 8:13 And it came to pass1961 in the six8337 hundredth3967 and first259 year,8141 in the first7223month, the first259 day of the month,2320 the waters4325 were dried up2717 from off4480, 5921 the earth:776 and Noah5146 removed5493 (853) the covering4372 of the ark,8392 and looked,7200 and, behold,2009 the face6440 of the ground127 was dry.2717

Is God going to leave the determination of His "appointed times" or "set times" (moed) to the vagaries of a crop harvest that may come too early, too late, or may not even happen at all?  I think not.

To put that another way...  Just because the name of the month means "the month of the tender, green grain" doesn't mean that this month cannot occur unless you actually have tender, green grain to go with the month.  After all, in the Jubilee cycle, they planted no barley for every seventh and fiftieth years and, thus, would have had no barley harvest from which to make a new year determination.  There was also no barley harvest for the forty years in the wilderness — yet, they knew the passing of the years.  This includes the commonly held notion that if the barley isn't ripe in the expected month, then they were to wait until the next month to begin the year.  I have found no reference for this in the Bible.  Thus, this would seem to be another of the traditions of men.  I have found two Biblical references for a "second" Passover but this had to do with missing the first Passover for reasons of being unclean or away on a far journey:

Num. 9:9 And the LORD3068 spoke1696 unto413 Moses,4872 saying,559
Num. 9:10 Speak
1696 unto413 the children1121 of Israel,3478 saying,559 If3588 any man376, 376 of you or176 of your posterity1755 shall be1961 unclean2931 by reason of a dead body,5315 or176 be in a journey1870 afar off,7350 yet he shall keep6213 the passover6453 unto the LORD.3068
Num. 9:11 The fourteenth
702, 6240 day3117 of the second8145 month2320 at996 even6153 they shall keep6213 it, and eat398 it with5921 unleavened bread4682 and bitter4844 herbs.
Num. 9:12 They shall leave
7604 none3808 of4480 it unto5704 the morning,1242 nor3808 break7665 any bone6106 of it: according to all3605 the ordinances2708 of the passover6453 they shall keep6213 it.
Num. 9:13 But the man
376 that834 is clean,2889 and is1961 not3808 in a journey,1870 and forbeareth2308to keep6213 the passover,6453 even the same1931 soul5315 shall be cut off3772 from among his people:4480, 5971 because3588 he brought7126 not3808 the offering7133 of the LORD3068 in his appointed season,4150 that1931 man376 shall bear5375 his sin.2399
Num. 9:14 And if
3588 a stranger1616 shall sojourn1481 among854 you, and will keep6213 the passover6453 unto the LORD;3068 according to the ordinance2708 of the passover,6453 and according to the manner4941 thereof, so3651 shall he do:6213 ye shall have1961 one259 ordinance,2708 both for the stranger,1616 and for him that was born249 in the land.776

Also:

2 Chr. 30:1 And Hezekiah3169 sent7971 to5921 all3605 Israel3478 and Judah,3063 and wrote3789 letters107also1571 to5921 Ephraim669 and Manasseh,4519 that they should come935 to the house1004 of the LORD3068 at Jerusalem,3389 to keep6213 the passover6453 unto the LORD3068 God430 of Israel.3478
2 Chr. 30:2 For the king
4428 had taken counsel,3289 and his princes,8269 and all3605 the congregation6951 in Jerusalem,3389 to keep6213 the passover6453 in the second8145 month.2320
2 Chr. 30:3 For
3588 they could3201 not3808 keep6213 it at that1931 time,6256 because3588 the priests3548had not3808 sanctified themselves6942 sufficiently,4078 neither3808 had the people5971 gathered themselves together622 to Jerusalem.3389

(just for enjoyment, see the rest of the story: 2 Chr. 30:13-27)

To continue, though, here are the rest of the references, along this topic line, for Strong's reference number 24:

Ex. 23:15 Thou shalt keep8104 (853) the feast2282 of unleavened bread:4682 (thou shalt eat398unleavened bread4682 seven7651 days,3117 as834 I commanded6680 thee, in the time appointed4150 of the month2320 Abib;24 for3588 in it thou camest out3318 from Egypt:4480, 4714 and none3808 shall appear7200before6440 me empty:)7387

Note that some have also used that last phrase (above) as further "proof" that the determination of God's Feast was based on the barley harvest.  However, if you look up the Strong's reference for that word "empty" (7387) you'll find that it means "undeservedly."  This is not about empty hands (no barley).  Continuing:

Ex. 34:18 (853) The feast2282 of unleavened bread4682 shalt thou keep.8104 Seven7651 days3117 thou shalt eat398 unleavened bread,4682 as834 I commanded6680 thee, in the time4150 of the month2320Abib:24 for3588 in the month2320 Abib24 thou camest out3318 from Egypt.4480, 4714

Deu. 16:1 Observe8104 (853) the month2320 of Abib,24 and keep6213 the passover6453 unto the LORD3068 thy God:430 for3588 in the month2320 of Abib24 the LORD3068 thy God430 brought thee forth3318 out of Egypt4480, 4714 by night.3915

And that's the end of them.  So, what is the short and the long of this?  In short, there are two other methods used, both based on the cycle of the sun, for determining the first month of the year.  AFTER ALL, GOD DID SET THE SUN, MOON, AND STARS FOR SIGNS, SEASONS, DAYS, AND YEARS:

Gen. 1:14 And God430 said,559 Let there be1961 lights3974 in the firmament7549 of the heaven8064 to divide914, 996 the day3117 from996 the night;3915 and let them be1961 for signs,226 and for seasons,4150and for days,3117 and years:8141

Strong's reference number 226 says that the sun, moon, and stars are for "signals."  Strong's reference number 4150 says that the sun, moon, and stars are to signal God's "appointed times" or the "set times" (moed) for His Feasts.  Thus it seems obvious, to me, that we are to await the first signal, of the sun, to mark the vernal equinox.  Then, we are to await the second signal, of the moon, to mark the beginning of the first month of the year.  Why await the new moon after the vernal equinox?  Because you have to wait for the old year to end, or be completed (Strong's 8141 with 8666and 8622) — which is also what happens at the vernal equinox.  At any rate...  From there (the new moon after the vernal equinox), we count off the days to His spring Feasts — the Passover, Unleavened Bread, and First Fruits.  That way, if there is no barley harvest at all, God's Feasts will still take place at their appointed time.

That's just the way I see it.  As chance may or may not have it, the Millerite Movement and Ellen G. White agrees.  Read the Appendix of either The Spirit of Prophecy volume 4 (1884), page 497.2, or The Great Controversy (1888), page 681.4, for what she believed:

"ANCIENTLY THE YEAR DID NOT COMMENCE IN MIDWINTER, AS NOW, BUT AT THE FIRST NEW MOON AFTER THE VERNAL EQUINOX."

If she was wrong, in this belief, God would have corrected her.  Why?  Because we're talking about God's "appointed times" or "set times" (moed) here.  Our God is a particular God.  After all, Cain made the required offering, at the correct time, and to the correct God.  He only changed what was to be sacrificed.  God would not have us worship Him in our own way nor at our own times.  God would have us worship Him in His way and at His set times.

So, now, that being the long of it, why doesn't the Bible record this?  I wouldn't presume to guess at God's reasonings in this.  However, it is a well-known fact that, as historical recordings go, some of the most well-known facts were omitted (from such historical recordings), apparently, because such facts were so well known that they were not considered as needing to be recorded.  On the other hand, some people consider Gen. 1:14 (as quoted above) to be such recording (albeit, somewhat implicitly).

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Back in 2009, a group of Canadian researchers from the University of Windsor in Ontario started investigating an abundant weed as a potential cure for cancer.

 

It all started when an oncologist came across something quite interesting with some cancer patients.  Believe it or not, the plant we are talking about is the common dandelion!

 

A post-doctoral fellow at the University of Windsor named Pamela Ovadje has done an extensive work on the topic. She dealt with the anti-cancer properties of dandelion and similar extracts.

 

According to Ovadje,

 

We had information from an oncologist, a collaborator here in Windsor, who had patients that showed improvement after taking dandelion root tea. And so, with a phone call, we decided to start studying what was in this tea that made patients respond to it, so we started digging up dandelions.

 

She was quite suspicious in the beginning, but not because it was an all-natural source. “I figured dandelions are everywhere, and if there was something to it, people would have found this out already, – she explained.

 

We should be glad to hear that the researchers have started conducting studies on dandelion root extract and its effects on cancer, as the results are more than amazing!

 

Since the commencement of this project, we have been able to successfully assess the effect of a simple water extract of dandelion root in various human cancer cell types in the lab and we have observed its effectiveness against human T-cell leukemia, chronic myelomonocytic leukemia, and pancreatic and colon cancers, with no toxicity to non-cancer cells. Furthermore, these efficacy studies have been confirmed in animal models (mice) that have been transplanted with human colon cancer cells.” (Source)

 

Dandelion root extract was approved for human trials in February 2015. Now, it is in Phase 1 trials for end-stage blood-related cancers, such as leukemia and lymphoma.

 

According to Dr. Siyaram Pandey, professor of chemistry and biochemistry at the University of Windsor and principal research investigator for the project, dandelion root extract has quite a “good potential” to cause a death of cancer cells.

 

How Does it Work?

This extract causes cancer cells to go through apoptosis, a natural cell process where a cell activates an intracellular death program because it isn`t needed anymore. In brief, dandelion root extract causes the cancer cell to “commit suicide” without affecting the healthy ones.

 

Two cells perform apoptosis which is far better than chemotherapy drugs which kill one healthy cell for every 5 to 10 cancer cell, the dandelion extract.

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