“…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

 

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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.

Isaiah 45:15 - 17

 

Thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold, I will lift up mine hand to the Gentiles,

and set up my standard to the people: and they shall bring thy sons in their arms, and thy daughters shall be carried upon their shoulders.

Isaiah 45:22

 

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 (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 23:7,8)

 

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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,<>

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Exodus 3:15

 

Therefore say unto the house of Israel, Thus saith the Lord GOD;

I do not this for your sakes, O house of Israel, but for mine holy name's sake, which ye have profaned among the heathen, whither ye went. 

And I will sanctify my great name, which was profaned among the heathen,

which ye have profaned in the midst of them; and the heathen shall know

that I am the LORD, saith the Lord GOD,

                      when I shall be sanctified in you before their eyes.

Ezekiel 36:22,23

 

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“And 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

 

“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

 

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“Thy righteousness is an everlasting righteousness,

and thy law is the truth. Thou art near, O LORD;

and all thy commandments are truth  Concerning thy testimonies,

I have known of old that thou hast founded them for ever. 

Thy word is true from the beginning:

and every one of thy righteous judgments endureth for ever.”

Psalm 119:142,151,152,160

 

“For what nation is there so great, who hath God so nigh unto them,

as the LORD our God is in all things that we call upon him for?

And what nation is there so great, that hath statutes and judgments

so righteous as all this law, which I set before you this day?”

Deuteronomy 4:7,8

 

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

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

Jeremiah 17:5

 

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“The LORD is well pleased for his righteousness’ sake;

he will magnify the law, and make it honourable.”

Isaiah 42:21

 

“Now these are the commandments, the statutes, and the judgments,

which the Lord your God commanded to teach you, that ye might

do them in the land whither ye go to possess it: 

That thou mightest fear the Lord thy God,

to keep all his statutes and his commandments,

which I command thee, thou, and thy sons and thy son’s son,

all the days of thy life; and that thy days may be prolonged. 

Hear therefore, Israel, and observe to do it; that it may be well with thee,

and that ye may increase mightily,

as the Lord God of thy fathers hath promised thee,

in the land that floweth with milk and honey.”

Deuteronomy 6:1 - 3

 

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Jeremiah 22:29

 

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EXALTATION OF THE MOST HIGH GOD OF ISRAEL:

 

 

“Sing aloud unto God our strength: make a joyful noise unto the God of Jacob.

 

“Take a psalm, and bring hither the timbrel, the pleasant harp with the psaltery.

 

“Blow up the trumpet in the new moon, in the time appointed,

on our solemn feast day.

 

“For this was a statute for Israel, and a law of the God of Jacob.

 

“This he ordained in Joseph for a testimony,

when he went out through the land of Egypt:

where I heard a language that I understood not.”

Psalm 81:1 - 5

 

 

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

 

ELOHIM

 IS WORTHY TO BE PRAISED!!!

 

MOSHE’S SONG

 

DEUTERONOMY 32nd CHAPTER

 

“Give ear, O ye heavens, and I will speak; and hear, O earth, the words of my mouth.

 

My doctrine shall drop as the rain, my speech shall distil as the dew, as the small rain upon the tender herb, and as the showers upon the grass:

 

Because I will publish the name of the LORD: ascribe ye greatness unto our God.

 

[He is] the Rock, his work [is] perfect: for all his ways [are] judgment: a God of truth and without iniquity, just and right [is] he.

 

They have corrupted themselves, their spot [is] not [the spot] of his children: [they are] a perverse and crooked generation.

 

Do ye thus requite the LORD, O foolish people and unwise? [is] not he thy father [that] hath bought thee? hath he not made thee, and established thee?

 

Do ye thus requite the LORD, O foolish people and unwise? [is] not he thy father [that] hath bought thee? hath he not made thee, and established thee?

 

Remember the days of old, consider the years of many generations: ask thy father, and he will shew thee; thy elders, and they will tell thee.

 

When the most High divided to the nations their inheritance, when he separated the sons of Adam, he set the bounds of the people according to the number of the children of Israel.

 

For the LORD'S portion [is] his people; Jacob [is] the lot of his inheritance

 

He found him in a desert land, and in the waste howling wilderness; he led him about, he instructed him, he kept him as the apple of his eye.

 

As an eagle stirreth up her nest, fluttereth over her young, spreadeth abroad her wings, taketh them, beareth them on her wings:

 

[So] the LORD alone did lead him, and [there was] no strange god with him.

 

He made him ride on the high places of the earth, that he might eat the increase of the fields; and he made him to suck honey out of the rock, and oil out of the flinty rock;

 

Butter of kine, and milk of sheep, with fat of lambs, and rams of the breed of Bashan, and goats, with the fat of kidneys of wheat; and thou didst drink the pure blood of the grape.

 

But Jeshurun waxed fat, and kicked: thou art waxen fat, thou art grown thick, thou art covered [with fatness]; then he forsook God [which] made him, and lightly esteemed the Rock of his salvation.

 

They provoked him to jealousy with strange [gods], with abominations provoked they him to anger.

 

They sacrificed unto devils, not to God; to gods whom they knew not, to new [gods that] came newly up, whom your fathers feared not.

 

Of the Rock [that] begat thee thou art unmindful, and hast forgotten God that formed thee.

 

And when the LORD saw [it], he abhorred [them], because of the provoking of his sons, and of his daughters.

 

And he said, I will hide my face from them, I will see what their end [shall be]: for they [are] a very froward generation, children in whom [is] no faith.

 

They have moved me to jealousy with [that which is] not God; they have provoked me to anger with their vanities: and I will move them to jealousy with [those which are] not a people; I will provoke them to anger with a foolish nation.

 

For a fire is kindled in mine anger, and shall burn unto the lowest hell, and shall consume the earth with her increase, and set on fire the foundations of the mountains.

 

I will heap mischiefs upon them; I will spend mine arrows upon them.

 

[They shall be] burnt with hunger, and devoured with burning heat, and with bitter destruction: I will also send the teeth of beasts upon them, with the poison of serpents of the dust.

 

The sword without, and terror within, shall destroy both the young man and the virgin, the suckling [also] with the man of gray hairs.

 

I said, I would scatter them into corners, I would make the remembrance of them to cease from among men:

 

Were it not that I feared the wrath of the enemy, lest their adversaries should behave themselves strangely, [and] lest they should say, Our hand [is] high, and the LORD hath not done all this.

 

For they [are] a nation void of counsel, neither [is there any] understanding in them.

 

O that they were wise, [that] they understood this, [that] they would consider their latter end!

 

How should one chase a thousand, and two put ten thousand to flight, except their Rock had sold them, and the LORD had shut them up?

 

For their rock [is] not as our Rock, even our enemies themselves [being] judges.

 

For their vine [is] of the vine of Sodom, and of the fields of Gomorrah: their grapes [are] grapes of gall, their clusters [are] bitter:

 

Their wine [is] the poison of dragons, and the cruel venom of asps.

 

[Is] not this laid up in store with me, [and] sealed up among my treasures?

 

For the LORD shall judge his people, and repent himself for his servants, when he seeth that [their] power is gone, and [there is] none shut up, or left.

 

And he shall say, Where [are] their gods, [their] rock in whom they trusted,

 

Which did eat the fat of their sacrifices, [and] drank the wine of their drink offerings? let them rise up and help you, [and] be your protection.

 

See now that I, [even] I, [am] he, and [there is] no god with me: I kill, and I make alive; I wound, and I heal: neither [is there any] that can deliver out of my hand.

 

For I lift up my hand to heaven, and say, I live for ever.

 

If I whet my glittering sword, and mine hand take hold on judgment; I will render vengeance to mine enemies, and will reward them that hate me.

 

I will make mine arrows drunk with blood, and my sword shall devour flesh; [and that] with the blood of the slain and of the captives, from the beginning of revenges upon the enemy.

 

Rejoice, O ye nations, [with] his people: for he will avenge the blood of his servants, and will render vengeance to his adversaries, and will be merciful unto his land, [and] to his people.

 

And Moses came and spake all the words of this song in the ears of the people, he, and Hoshea the son of Nun.

 

And Moses made an end of speaking all these words to all Israel:

 

And he said unto them, 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.

 

And the LORD spake unto Moses that selfsame day, saying,

 

Get thee up into this mountain Abarim, [unto] mount Nebo, which [is] in the land of Moab, that [is] over against Jericho; and behold the land of Canaan, which I give unto the children of Israel for a possession:

 

And die in the mount whither thou goest up, and be gathered unto thy people; as Aaron thy brother died in mount Hor, and was gathered unto his people:

 

Because ye trespassed against me among the children of Israel at the waters of Meribah-Kadesh, in the wilderness of Zin; because ye sanctified me not in the midst of the children of Israel.

 

Yet thou shalt see the land before [thee]; but thou shalt not go thither unto the land which I give the children of Israel.”

 

 

Shalom and Shalom,

 

Yehudah ben Yacob,

President

The LawKeepers

 

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Tribute to the New Moon Revised:

 

The service of this solar/lunar calendar of TORAH READINGS is by definition using the “LIGHTS” of the sun and moon, according to Genesis 1:14, to number the “days” of each month.  And the dark phases of the moon cooperatively provide a break between the months.  If there were no dark phases of the moon, we would have a tough time determining when one month ended and when another would begin.  The Hebrew New Year is, thus, determined by the “LIGHTS” in the Heavens and not by the “sighting of barley.”  Please see the “TORAH READINGS CALENDAR” for more information on how our Hebrew New Year is determined (www.thelawkeeper.org).

 

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“For as the new heavens and the new earth, which I will make, shall remain before me, saith the LORD, so shall your seed and your name remain.

 

“And it shall come to pass, that from one new moon to another, and from one sabbath to another, shall all flesh come to worship before me,

saith the LORD.”

Isaiah 66:22,23

 

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START THE NEXT NEW MOON WATCH ON THE EVENINGS OF

 

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BY LOOKING IN THE “WEST” JUST ABOVE THE HORIZON.

 

“He appointed the moon for seasons…”

Psalm 104:19

 

The first “Sign” in the Heavens to provide the start of days, years and “seasons” can only begin with the “Sighting” of the New Moon Crescent - that which we can “see” in order for it to serve as a “Sign” and enable us to begin counting our days and months.   Just imagine not being able to “see” the moon at all.  How then could it be appointed for a “Sign” or for “seasons”?

 

“The natural thought might be that the moon is like a living being.  It is born, grows, reaches maximum size, then fades and dies, going through all these stages in one month.  Even today, we still talk of the thin crescent in the western sky as a new moon and the thin crescent in the eastern sky a month later as the old moon.  Half way between is the full moon.  As I explained earlier, this cycle of phases of the moon established the month as a unit of time, and the first calendars were based on this.”   ISAAC ASIMOV’S GUIDE TO EARTH AND SPACE, pages 79 and 80

 

In that the King of Israel is supposed to be a “Righteous Judge” (II Chronicles 1:11), it stands to reason that he is also supposed to be a “Righteous Role Model.”  Thus, if the King that GOD appoints over Israel observes a “feast” on the day of the New Moon, then wisdom tells the Nation of Israel to do likewise.  King Saul and the anointed David observed this service (I Samuel 20th Chapter).

 

To their and our hurt our forefathers worshipped all manner of symbols:  the sun, moon, stars, and images of gold and silver.  To observe the “Sign” in the heavens as being the New Moon “Sighting” is NOT worshipping the moon, but rather it is doing as we are COMMANDED in Genesis 1:14:

 

“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:”

 

Some people feel that the moon has no “light,” but according to GOD’s WORD to HIS Prophets, it most certainly does:  Isaiah 13:10; Isaiah 30:26; Jeremiah 31:35; Ezekiel 32:7. 

 

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“Sing aloud unto God our strength:  make a joyful noise unto the God of Jacob.

“Take a psalm, and bring hither the timbrel, the pleasant harp with the psaltery.

“Blow up the trumpet in the new moon, in the time appointed,

on our solemn feast day.

“For this was a statute for Israel, and a law of the God of Jacob.”  

Psalm 81:1 - 4

(A Psalm of Asaph, the Seer –

one who should be well informed about GOD’s Ways)

 

“Also in the day of your gladness, and in your solemn days, and in the beginnings of your months, ye shall blow with the trumpets over your burnt offerings,

and over the sacrifices of your peace offerings; that they may be to you for a memorial before your God:  I am the LORD your God.”  

Numbers 10:10

 

Contrary to the belief of some Israelites, the moon does indeed shine!  Whether the Moon shines on its own or with the aid of the sun, IT STILL SHINES!  And the fact that Scripture attests to this fact, is what’s important:  Isaiah 60:19; Jeremiah 31:35; and Ezekiel 32:7.  Therefore, Genesis 1:14 is proof enough that we must use the shining New Moon Crescents as “…SIGNS, AND FOR SEASONS, AND FOR DAYS, AND FOR YEARS:”  

 

Some Israelites, along with White Jews, use the dark phase of the moon to determine the start of a new month.  If the dark phase of the moon lasts for “2-3 days,” then which of these days is supposed to be the distinguishing “Sign” that determines the First Day of the month?  Or do we just arbitrarily select either/or depending on the imaginations of our hearts?  

 

On the contrary, with the use of the sighted “Sign” of the New Moon Crescent in the Heavens we eliminate any confusion as to which day IS the First Day of the month. 

 

“So David hid himself in the field: and WHEN THE NEW MOON WAS COME, the king sat him down to eat meat.”   I Samuel 20:24

 

At the time of the dark phases of the moon (generally 2-3 days), as previously written, there is no “moon” in SIGHT.  Therefore, I Samuel 20:24 sheds more light on Genesis 1:14.  “WHEN THE NEW MOON WAS COME,” is clearly telling readers that this is a reference to a visible “Moon Crescent Sighting”  - the light in the firmament…i.e., the “Sign” for (lunar) days.  Thus, if we are to count all the lunar days (29.5) in a month, it only makes sense to start counting from the New Moon Crescent “when the New Moon was come” and NOT from the dark phases at the end of the month, which do not emit any “sign” or “light” in the heavens.

 

The only problem that presents itself when using the “New Moon Sighting” to call the First Day of the month is cloud coverage, as this prevents the ability to see the New Moon Crescent.   Nonetheless, when “Sighted,” one can easily distinguish the New Moon Crescent from all the other phases due to its thin sliver and its low position in the heavens.  And the reason is that no two days or rather phases of the visible moon are alike.  Hence, to use the New Moon Crescent as the “Sign” in the heavens, as we are COMMANDED to do for our seasons, days, and years, negates the belief that the “commandment was given to the luminaries.”  The “luminaries” fulfill GOD’s Commandments:  the sun shines and the moon orbits the Earth.  They have no need to determine seasons, days, and years.  Hence, our New Moons are obviously of more spiritual significance to the Nation of Israel than we are aware.  And for sure, the TRUTH concerning them are in GOD’s WORD to HIS Prophets/Seers - not the White Jews or other Gentiles.  All we need do is use wisdom, discern what’s written in Scripture, accept it, and act accordingly!

 

“Then Solomon offered burnt offerings unto the LORD on the altar of the LORD, which he had built before the porch,

 

“Even after a certain rate every day, offering according to the commandment of Moses, on the sabbaths, and on the new moons, and on the solemn feasts, three times in the year, even in the feast of unleavened bread, and in the feast of weeks, and in the feast of tabernacles.” II Chronicles 8:12,13

 

Unless there is an emergency, please try not to buy or sell on this day.  Conduct all financial and business transactions prior to the day of the New Moon.  Interesting enough, II Kings 4:23,24 constitutes the New Moon as being a day to seek “the man of God.”  Although the New Moon is NOT a Day of Rest, Our GOD did set it aside for recognition:

 

“Blow up the trumpet in the new moon, in the time appointed, on our solemn feast day.”   Psalm 81:3

 

“And it shall come to pass, that from one new moon to another, and from one Sabbath to another, shall all flesh come to worship before me, saith the LORD.”   Isaiah 66:23

 

“…When will the new moon be gone, that we may sell corn?…”   Amos 8:5

 

Probably, the Scripture that most determines and clarifies the fact that our New Moons are Feast Days is Ezekiel 45:17:

 

“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.”   (Caps. are mine.)

 

Unequivocally, our New Moons are included in these “SOLEMNITIES” mentioned in Ezekiel 45:17.

 

“Likewise the people of the land shall worship at the door of this gate before the LORD in the Sabbaths [Feasts – NOT 7th Day Sabbaths*] and in the NEW MOONS.”   Ezekiel 46:3   (Brackets are mine.)

 

Thereby, this verse justifies the First Day of each month being our “Feast” Day.  It should be realized that the Feast Days that Our GOD selected (Leviticus 23rd Chapter) are “Holy Convocations,” i.e., on these days we cannot do any work.  However, because King Saul observed the New Moon as a Feast Day, we have every reason to do so, as well.   We also have learned that our forefathers traveled to the Temple to worship the Holy ONE on the New Moon (II Kings 4:23; Ezekiel 45:17; and Ezekiel 46:1), and when HE has HIS Temple rebuilt, then we will again be able to resume this service and worship.

 

When we return to our heritage and worship YIHOVAH according to HIS Ways, then we can establish our own “Calendar of the Universe,” whereby, the days of the New Moon and all GOD’s Holy Days will be recognized by the whole entire World.  And I am sure that it will be the desire of the Righteous Remnant and ALL the world to make a Feast to the Most High GOD of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob/Israel every First Day of the Month. 

 

ALSO, I believe that if Lot (Genesis 19:3) and Abraham (Genesis 21:8) can proclaim “Feasts,” then there is no stipulation for NOT establishing Feast Days, as we so desire.  Therefore, to proclaim a feast to EXALT the Holy ONE of Israel on the First Day of each month is quite acceptable - given the Scripture (above) regarding worshipping Our LORD GOD of ISRAEL, Our SAVIOR, on the New Moons.  We should know that throughout the Tanakh Hebrew Israelites called for “feasts” for various occasions.  Therefore, we are within our rights to observe a Feast every New Moon to Our GOD, the GOD of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob/Israel.   And those of us who love this WONDERFUL GOD and who choose HIM to EXALT HIM for being the ONLY LORD and SAVIOR can be at liberty to use the day of the New Moon to show forth HIS PRAISE in a “feast” and worship HIM in Jerusalem FOREVER. 

 

“And Solomon awoke; and, behold, it was a dream. And he came to Jerusalem, and stood before the ark of the covenant of the LORD, and offered up burnt offerings, and offered peace offerings, and [he] made a feast to all his servants.”

I Kings 3:15

 

*Leviticus 23:24,39 (Sabbaths of Feasts)

 

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A Tribute to GOD’s “HOLY” Seventh Day Sabbath of Complete REST - HIS WEEKLY ANNIVERSARY OBSERVANCE and SIGN between HIM and Israelites for HIS CREATION of the Heavens and the Earth:

 

 

“REMEMBER THE SABBATH DAY, TO KEEP IT HOLY”

Exodus 20:8

 

 

“See, for that the LORD hath given you the sabbath, therefore he giveth you on the sixth day the bread of two days; abide ye every man in his place, let no man go out of his place on the seventh day.”   Exodus 16:29

 

“And Moses gathered all the congregation of the children of Israel together, and said unto them, These are the words which the LORD hath commanded, that ye should do them.

 

“Six days shall work be done, but on the seventh day there shall be to you an holy day, a sabbath of rest to the LORD: whosoever doeth work therein shall be put to death.”  Exodus 35:1,2

 

“Six days shall work be done: but the seventh day is the sabbath of rest, an holy convocation [“HOLY DAY”]; ye shall do no work therein: it is the sabbath of the LORD in all your dwellings.”   Leviticus 23:3

 

“Six days may work be done; but in the seventh is the sabbath of rest, holy to the LORD: whosoever doeth any work in the sabbath day, he shall surely be put to death. Wherefore the children of Israel shall keep the sabbath, to observe the sabbath throughout their generations, for a perpetual covenant. It is a sign between me and the children of Israel for ever: for in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, and on the seventh day he rested, and was refreshed.”   Exodus 31:15 - 17

 

“And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made.  And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.”   Genesis 2:2,3

 

Significantly, in the beginning when the Holy ONE of Israel established this Sabbath Day of COMPLETE REST and when HE clearly COMMANDED the Children of Israel in the Wilderness to observe this Holy Day, HE MADE NO EXCEPTIONS! 

 

If “ALL” GOD’s COMMANDMENTS are sure, then for sure, we must give credence to Exodus 16:29 and abide in our places on GOD’s HOLY Seventh Day of Complete REST as we are COMMANDED TO DO!

 

“He hath shewed his people the power of his works, that he may give them the heritage of the heathen. The works of his hands are verity and judgment; all his commandments are sure.”   Psalm 111:7

 

GOD’s Holy Seventh Day Sabbath of REST is not only one of HIS Greatest WORKS of all time, but this Holy Day is an extraordinary “SIGN” between this Most High GOD, the CREATOR and HIS Chosen People, the Children of Israel!  This Seventh Day also marks the Anniversary of GOD ending the Creations of the Heavens, Earth, man, and all that is therein.

 

“Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them. And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made. And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.”   Genesis 2:1 - 3

 

“And he said unto them, This is that which the LORD hath said, Tomorrow is the rest of the holy sabbath unto the LORD: bake that which ye will bake today, and seethe that ye will seethe; and that which remaineth over lay up for you to be kept until the morning.

 

“See, for that the LORD hath given you the sabbath, therefore he giveth you on the sixth day the bread of two days; abide ye every man in his place, let no man go out of his place on the seventh day.”   Exodus 16:23,29

 

CONCERNING “HOLY CONVOCATION”

 

The issue stemming from the meaning of “Holy Convocation” written in Leviticus 23rd Chapter is real, and the interpretation is grossly misunderstood.  “Holy Convocation” does not mean “To Gather.”  And the sin committed by traveling and gathering on the CREATOR’s Holy Sabbath of Complete REST has grave consequences (Exodus 31:12 - 18).

 

Conclusive evidence that “holy convocation” DOES NOT mean to assemble is provided in the passage on Passover.   In Exodus 12:16 we are told that Passover is a “holy convocation” but yet, we are Commanded to observe this High Holy Day with our immediate families and only to join with another family if one’s members are too few for the lamb (Exodus 12:4).  This proves without a doubt that “holy convocation” cannot mean to assemble, but rather to keep the holy days “HOLY.”  Some call attention to the fact that because Israelites were Commanded to ”…turn in the morning and go into their tents”  (Deuteronomy 16:5-7) that this is proof of an assembly.  Those Israelite families that joined with others are the ones GOD Commanded to return to their tents.

 

The Holy ONE of Israel DOES NOT contradict HIMSELF!  HE would not COMMAND us to “Rest” on the Sabbath Day of Rest and also Command us to “abide ye every man in your place on the seventh day,” and then confuse us by telling us to “assemble” on the “rest of the holy sabbath unto the LORD.”  This would make absolutely no sense whatsoever.  Therefore, if the Holy ONE of Israel said don’t bear a burden on the Sabbath Day of Rest (Jeremiah 17:21,22) and that our asses (used for travel) had to also rest, then for sure we have to “abide in our places…on the seventh day.”  Thus, using our cars and paying tolls and public transportation on GOD’s Holy Seventh Day of Rest is absolutely forbidden!  And walking to the Temple or to any meeting place was and still is out of the question all because GOD’s Seventh Day is specifically to be kept as a DAY of  “COMPLETE REST” - Shabatone (as is written in Hebrew).

 

The wise, obedient ones understand the great importance of observing this Seventh Day of Rest exactly as GOD Commanded and will not add to or diminish from this Law of the “Blessed,” “Sanctified,” and “HolySeventh Day Sabbath. 

 

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“…we will remember the name of the LORD our God.”

Psalm 20:7

 

“And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee:

for thou, LORD, hast not forsaken them that seek thee.”

Psalm 9:10

 

“… The LORD God of your fathers,

the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac,

and the God of Jacob…this is my name for ever,

and this is my memorial unto all generations.”

Exodus 3:15

 

“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.

 

“I, even I, am the LORD;

and beside me there is no saviour.”

Isaiah 43:10,11

 

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THE TORAH READINGS FOR THE NEW MOON,

AND GOD’s SEVENTH DAY SABBATHS

DURING

 APRIL / MAY 2006

ARE AS FOLLOWS:

(If some of the Sabbath Readings are too lengthy for one day, then pace yourself,

and consider reading the TORAH Readings on the Sabbath

and the rest of the Scriptures listed throughout the week.)

 

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NEW MOON WATCH: 

April  27,28,29, 2006

“Sing, O heavens; and be joyful,

O earth; and break forth into

singing, O mountains: for the

LORD hath comforted his people,

and will have mercy upon his

afflicted.” Isaiah 49:13

 

Numbers 10:10

Psalm 81:1 – 10

Ezekiel 46:3

Exodus Chapter 33 - 35

Isaiah 57:11 - 21

Ezekiel 44:10 - 31

Ezra 9th Chapter

Psalm 13th Chapter

Psalm 23rd Chapter

Psalm 44th Chapter

“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 6:6,7

 

SHABBOT READINGS -  4/29/06

 

Genesis 2:1 - 3

Exodus 16:29

Exodus 31:12 - 18

Jeremiah 17:19 - 27

Deuteronomy 5:12 - 15

Isaiah 56:1 - 7

Isaiah 58:10 - 14

Exodus Chapters 36 - 38

I Chronicles 28th Chapter

Ezekiel 43rd Chapter

Psalm 49th Chapter

Zechariah 2nd Chapter

Zechariah 4:1,2

Psalm 90th Chapter

 

SHABBOT READINGS - 5/6/06

 

Genesis 2:1 - 3

Exodus 16:29

Exodus 31:12 - 18

Deuteronomy 5:12 - 15

Isaiah 56:1 - 7

Isaiah 58:10 - 14

Exodus Chapters 39 and 40

and Leviticus Chapter 1

Isaiah 49th Chapter

Ezekiel 10:1 - 4

Ezekiel 43:18 - 27

Psalm 103rd Chapter

Psalm 129th Chapter

Malachi 2nd Chapter

Psalm 99th Chapter

 

SHABBOT READINGS - 5/13/06

 

Genesis 2:1 - 3

Exodus 16:29

Exodus 31:12 - 18

Jeremiah 17:19 - 27

Deuteronomy 5:12 - 15

Isaiah 56:1 - 7

Isaiah 58:10 - 14

Leviticus Chapters 2 - 4

Numbers 15:22 - 31

Ezra 6:1 - 12

Ezekiel 16th Chapter

Ezekiel 40:39 - 46

Ezekiel 42:13,14

Isaiah 61:8 - 11

Isaiah 58:1

Psalm 51st Chapter

Psalm 54th Chapter

 

SHABBOT READINGS -  5/20/06

 

Genesis 2:1 - 3

Exodus 16:29

Exodus 31:12 - 18

Jeremiah 17:19 - 27

Deuteronomy 5:12 - 15

Isaiah 56:1 - 7

Isaiah 58:10 - 14

Leviticus Chapters 5 - 7

Ezekiel 46:19,20

II Chronicles 29:20 - 36

Judges 11th Chapter

Psalm 16th Chapter

Psalm 119:105 – 112

 

SHABBOT READINGS – 5/27/06

 

Genesis 2:1 - 3

Exodus 16:29

Exodus 31:12 - 18

Jeremiah 17:19 - 27

Deuteronomy 5:12 – 15

Isaiah 56:1 - 7

Isaiah 58:10 - 14

Leviticus Chapters 8 - 10

Malachi 1:7,8

II Chronicles 13:5 - 22

I Kings 18th Chapter

Nehemiah 8th Chapter

Psalm 99th Chapter

Psalm 132nd Chapter

 

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Watch for the next NEW MOON Crescent "Sighting" on

MAY 27,28,29, 2006

 

“Thus saith the LORD, which giveth the sun for a light by day,

and the ordinances of the moon and of the stars for a light by night,

which divideth the sea when the waves thereof roar;

The LORD of hosts is his name:

 

“If those ordinances depart from before me, saith the LORD,

then the seed of Israel also shall cease

from being a nation before me for ever.”

Jeremiah 31:35,36 

 

“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

 

“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

 

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“He [GOD] appointed the moon for seasons: 

the sun knoweth his going down.”

Psalm 104:19

 

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A complete TORAH Readings Hebrew Calendar displaying all the months

of the year,

“Holy” Sabbaths of Rest, New Moon Watches, and

Holy Days for the entire year can be found on The LawKeepers WebSite: 

 

www.thelawkeepers.org

 

Click on “TORAH Readings.”

 

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QUESTIONS ON “OLD TESTAMENT” BIBLE TRIVIA TO PONDER:

 

“I have hated the congregation of evildoers; and will not sit with the wicked.  I will wash mine hands in innocency: so will I compass thine altar, O LORD:” 

Psalm 26:5,6

 

Why is it so important to NOT sit with the wicked and hose who lead with the imaginations of their hearts?

 

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Exodus Twelfth Chapter records the Israelites leaving out of Ancient Egypt.  Exodus Sixteenth Chapter records the GOD of Israel teaching the Israelites about HIS Holy Seventh Day of Complete REST. 

 

Why do you think the GOD of Israel wasted no time showing the Israelites how HIS Holy Seventh Day of Complete REST is to be observed before HE showed them the other days we must keep Holy?  

 

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Should anyone choose to respond to the above questions, it would be my pleasure to publish your answers in the next issue of The LawKeepers JOURNAL.   T.Y., Editor

 

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HINTS FOR HARDY, HEALTHY HEBREWS:

 

Lose Weight Forever
50 Habits of ‘‘Naturally Thin’’ People

 

BY CYNTHIA DERMODY

 

This is not a diet—or a rigorous exercise program. (Nobody can stick to those for long.) Instead, it’s a simple way to make weight loss a natural part of the life you already live. And guess what? It’s fun! You don’t have to give up the foods you love or join a gym. It’s about balancing calories in tiny ways that add up to big benefits. You just adopt some tricks naturally lean people do. Pick the ones you like, stick with them, and you’ll slim down and tone up—for good!

 

How to Get Started

 

Decide how much you want to lose and see how many calories a day it will take to make it happen by year’s end. Then, work into your routines however many of these eating tweaks and exercises (it’s important to do both) you need to achieve your goal:

 

 Slash a total of 100 calories each day to lose about 10 pounds in a year.

 Slash 250 calories a day to lose about 25 pounds.

 Slash 500 calories a day to lose about 50 pounds.

 

This is based on a 150-pound person; you may need to cut more or fewer calories, depending on your weight, age and gender. It also assumes your normal calorie intake essentially stays the same (you’re not overeating today, running a marathon tomorrow) and your weight is stable. For instance, a 140-pound woman eats about 2,100 calories a day to maintain her current weight; a 210-pound man needs 3,150 daily to keep the scale steady. Now read on and start losing!

 

Morning Makeover

 

1 Wake-up workout.
When your eyes open, sit up slowly without using your hands. With legs straight out, lean forward until you feel a gentle stretch in your back and hamstrings. Hold; then, using your abs, lower yourself flat. Rest and repeat two more times. Strengthens core. Burns 10

2 Go for the grains.
Not ready for Twigs & Rocks cereal? Sprinkle on a few tablespoons of wheat germ or oat bran. Work up to 3/4 cup of low-sugar whole-grain cereal with at least three grams of fibre per serving, and you’ll pass on that Danish. Saves 100

3 Add some protein.
The more you eat earlier on, the less you eat as the day wears on, research has shown. So after your cereal, add a hard-boiled egg or a part-skim mozzarella cheese stick to keep you feeling full—and away from that pre-lunch brownie. Saves 200 (or more)

4 Balance booster.
While you brush your teeth, alternate standing on one leg as you switch mouth quadrants (every 30 seconds). Balancing develops your core muscles and may even be good for your brain. Burns 10

5 Be a ballerina.
As your coffee drips, stand sideways, put one hand on the counter, and lift the outside leg straight out in front of you, keeping it extended. With upper body straight, hold for a few seconds and move it to the side; hold and extend it behind you. Do five to ten times on each leg. Tones outer thighs, hip flexors and quadriceps. Burns 10

6 Coffee saver.
Instead of pouring that 1/3 cup of half-and-half (a whopping 105 calories!) into your mug, replace it with the same amount of 2 percent milk. Saves 60

7 Better your bagel.
You can walk 10,000 steps to justify your 500-calorie bagel with cream cheese, or try this: low-fat spreadable cheese like Laughing Cow Light on an English muffin. Saves 300

 

Nine-to-Five Fixes

 

8 Tone in traffic.
Use the time spent bumper-to-bumper to develop your buns of steel: Squeeze your derričre each time you tap the brake, holding for ten seconds. Shoot for ten to 15 squeezes a trip. Burns 10

9 Snack smarter.
Portion out the day’s snacks into pint-size zip bags, or buy single-serving portions. For example, four regular Oreos have 200 calories versus the 100-calorie snack bag version. Go for the lower fat chips: a Lay’s Light bag has only 75 calories, while the regular has 150. Saves 175 (over two snacks)

10 Casual day payoff.
You will blast more calories during the day wearing comfy clothes like jeans or khakis, sport shirts and soft-soled shoes than donning constricting suits, skirts and heels. Why? Because you walk more, a study found. Now you just have to convince the boss. Burns 25

11 You know squat!
At your desk chair, pretend you’re going to sit but don’t—stop and come back up without using your arms. Always start squats by lowering your hips, not bending knees forward, and keeping your weight on your heels. Repeat the motion throughout the day (even at the potty!) for 15 to 20 total. Strengthens quadriceps. Burns 15

12 Switch your soda.
Your body doesn’t register calories from liquids the same way it does those from foods, so you won’t get those “stop eating” signals to help you compensate for the overload later on. Change from two glasses of regular soda or fruit juice to diet soda or a flavoured seltzer. Saves 300

13 Talk it UP.
Every time you grab the phone, stand up and pace around. Heavy people sit on average two and a half hours more per day than thin people, according to the Mayo Clinic. Burns 50 or more

14 At lunch, pick a pita.
Use one mini whole-wheat pita instead of the usual two slices of white or refined wheat bread for your sandwich. Saves 70

15 Get face time.
We use e-mail so much we’ve forgotten what our co-workers look like. Pick a colleague or two who sits farthest from you and deliver ten of those daily messages in person. And go out of your way: Hit a bathroom or a copier on another floor—and take the stairs, of course. Burns 100

16 Firm as you file.
Pause from your papers with a few wall push-ups. Place hands wide at shoulder height against the wall. Take a couple of steps back so your body is at a slight angle and your weight is on your toes, and do three sets of ten push-ups. Strengthens chest and triceps. (For more desk exercises, go to changeone.com/workout.) Burns 10

17 An apple (or more) a day.
They’re packed with fibre and water, so your stomach will want less. Plus, studies out of Washington State and Brazil have shown that people who eat at least three apples or pears a day lose weight. Try two small apples and two fewer large cookies. Saves 100

18 Try a simple chair workout.
 Dips: If your chair has wheels, brace it against something. Facing forward, place palms on the front edge of the seat with knees bent at a right angle. Lower butt toward the floor; raise and repeat for two sets of ten. Tones triceps. Burns 10

 Lifts: Seated in a chair with your back straight and your feet on the floor, squeeze knees together and gently bring them toward your chest. Do two sets of ten. Strengthens abdominals. Burns 10

 

Around Town

 

19 Carry some weight.
When you’re grocery shopping or running errands, wear a backpack with a five- or ten-pound bag of sugar inside to increase resistance and burn more calories. Add purchases to your load as it becomes easier. Burns 20 (for an hour of errands)

20 Tweak your treat.
Instead of a large café latte and a chocolate cream-cheese muffin, get a small nonfat latte and a small low-fat raisin or carrot muffin. Saves 340

21 Pump at the pump.
Instead of fuming over gas prices, think about firming your calves: With one hand on your car, stand on the balls of your feet and slowly rise up and down for as long as it takes your tank to fill—for an SUV that might be 50 raises! Burns 10

22 Do the pizza pat.
Blot your slice with a napkin to cut anywhere from a teaspoon to a tablespoon of grease—and calories. Saves 50-100

23 Shop till the pounds drop.
At the mall, try on at least ten outfits, both pants and shirts. No need to buy! Burns 60

24 Eat like a kid.
You don’t have to give up that quick lunch if you order smaller portions: Instead of a Quarter Pounder with Cheese and large fries, opt for the cheeseburger Happy Meal. You can even play with the toy. Saves 390

25 Recharge yourself.
Anytime you’re waiting in line, stand evenly on both feet, clasp hands behind your back and squeeze shoulder blades together to open your chest, an energizing yoga-based move that stimulates the nervous system. Hold for ten to 20 seconds while slowly breathing in and out, taking longer on the inhale. Burns 5

 

On the Home Front

 

26 Jog for junk mail.
Turn clutter into a challenge: For every piece of junk mail you pull from the mailbox each day, do one lap around your house or building, or up and down a flight of stairs. Burns 35-140

27 Use better butter.
No, you don’t have to give up the real deal—instead of a tablespoon of stick butter, use a tablespoon of whipped and cut half the calories. Saves 30

28 Step on it.
Before you lug those backpacks upstairs, stop and stand on the bottom step for these calf toners. Hold the banister with one hand. Bend your right leg and place the toes of your left foot on the edge of the step. Let your heel drop down, press into the ball of your left foot and rise to your toes. Pause; repeat with each foot for eight to 12 reps. Burns 10

29 Start with soup.
Order a clear soup instead of a salad soaked with two tablespoons full-fat ranch and you can save twice the calories. Plus you’ll feel fuller, so you’ll eat less when the entrée comes. Saves 100

30 Play footsie.
After dinner, while you’re still sitting at the table, extend your right leg out and slowly bend it up and down, squeezing and holding in the up position for at least five seconds. Repeat on each leg five times. Sculpts quadriceps. Burns 10

31 Make perfect pasta.
Substitute whole-grain pasta for semolina and you’ll be satisfied with a smaller portion (11/2 ounces instead of two). Saves 50. Or use the same amount of oat- bran pasta. Saves 90

32 Climb up!
Taking the stairs for a total of just two minutes, five days a week, gives you the same calorie-burning results as a 20-minute walk. Burns 100-140

33 Fill up with fruit.
Like pie? Here’s how you can cave to the craving: Sprinkle fresh fruit—some cut-up apple, pear or a handful of cherries—with some Splenda or Equal, cover and nuke for a minute or so. Tastes just like pie filling. Saves 275

34 Have your cake.
Pick up an angel food cake for dessert. It’s packed with air and has fewer than half the calories of, say, pound cake. Saves 70

35 Ease into evening.
Sitting with feet uncrossed, grab your wrist and raise your hands above your head to lengthen the spine. Take a deep breath in as you reach and hold the position, breathing slowly in and out for 20 seconds, taking longer on the exhale. Instant relaxation. Burns 5

36 Get your chocolate fix.
Instead of a candy bar, try a sugar-free, reduced-calorie Jell-O chocolate pudding snack with a squirt of nonfat whipped cream topping. Eat it with a baby spoon to savour it longer. Saves 185

37 Crunch for your clicker.
The average half-hour TV show has eight minutes of commercials. Make reaching for the remote control worth it: Place it out of reach on the coffee table or, if you’re lying down, on the opposite arm of the couch. Every time an ad comes on and you reach for the remote, crunch until the show comes back on; you should reach 100-150 or so. Tones abs. Burns 24

38 Lift those hips.
Before you tuck yourself in, lie on your back on the floor with your legs up on the edge of the bed or a chair. Slowly bend your knees, lifting your hips off the floor. Hold for five seconds, relax and repeat ten to 12 times. Firms up hamstrings and core. Burns 10

 

The Weekend

 

39 Sing a song.
Spend Sunday morning belting it out in the church choir. Burns 70 per service

40 Make it bacon.
At the diner, order three slices of crisp bacon instead of two sausage links, and pat off the extra grease. Saves 90

41 Move it, Soccer Parents!
After every quarter of the game, get up from the bleachers and take a lap around the gym or field. Four or five times around a typical one is about a mile. Burns 75

42 Movie time.
Most people eat 45 percent more popcorn from large-size containers, so make sure you get only a small and skip the butter, which adds more calories than the popcorn itself. Bring your own seasoned salt or Parmesan cheese for more flavour. Saves 350

43 Orient yourself.
At Chinese restaurants, be sure to avoid anything named General Tao or Crispy, which means fried. Eat only the filling of the egg roll and not the shell. Saves 400-500

44 Catch this!
Spend a half-hour tossing a ball or Frisbee with your kid. Burns 90

45 Cut the cheese.
Order your pizza with half the cheese or even cheese-less, and then sprinkle with a few tablespoons of Parmesan. Saves 100

46 Have a hot dog!
Pile on the pickles, onions and sauerkraut—these fibre-packed condiments will fill you up and prevent you from eating a second dog. Skip the cheese and chili. Saves 250

47 Think about your drink.
Consider beer or wine instead of a frozen drink: A glass of regular beer has 140 calories and a serving of wine has 126 calories, while a strawberry daiquiri has about 300 and a margarita 340. Saves 150-200

48 Fix your fries.
Rather than asking for medium fries, get an order of onion rings (eight to nine rings). Saves 60

49 Scream for sorbet.
Indulge in chocolate sorbet instead of chocolate ice cream. Saves 125

50 Make whoopee.
Instead of a bowl of ice cream as a bedtime snack, have a robust tussle with your spouse. Burns 300

 

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REGARDING OTHER MATTERS OF HEALTH AND EXERCISE…

 

As always, before starting ANY exercise program and/or diet, check with your doctor and get his approval.  This is all about being safe rather than sorry. 

 

And if you feel you are suffering from depression, do know that there are medications available for you.  Don’t be embarrassed; this malady goes with the RAT RACE.  Therefore, see your doctor, and feel better fast! 

 

Have you started that “Walking” for weight loss and healthy heart routine, yet? There is no excuse for not going it alone, joining with someone, or even forming a group to take that walk at least five (5) times a week and for 40 minutes minimum.  So, stop procrastinating and get started.  Walk to the tune of Scripture or your favorite upbeat music.  And if you prefer the quiet, walk and meditate with the Most High.  Just make sure that you make time for your body and soul.  You’ll see and feel the difference after just two weeks.

 

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THE 52-WEIGHT-LOSS DIET PLAN

 

Recently, I heard on the news that soon people will be spending a dollar out of every five for medical expenses.  But if we are healthy, we don’t have to fall prey to this reckoning.  As we grow older, we gain weight.  I am a witness!  And guess what?  We do not need this extra load we are carrying.  Therefore, I am doing something about it.

 

My friend and I have decided to embark upon a Weight-Loss Plan to lose 52 pounds in one year.  We have started by promising to lose one pound a week.  Thus, we hope to lose 52 pounds by the second week in February 2007.  We have already started, but it’s not too late for YOU to join with us.  So, hop on board and be a NEW HEALTHIER, LIGHTER WEIGHT this time next year!

 

Some of the things we plan to do are:

 

-limit our intake of “white” foods:  rice, bread, potatoes, ice cream, sugar,  etc.

-eliminate fast foods and processed foods

-walk at least 3 days a week

-do not eat after 8 P.M. – drink green tea with mint

-eat more fruits and veggies

-bake rather than fry our meats

-drink plenty of water and tea

-weigh in every Tuesday and E-mail the other party the new weight status

 

A weekly journal is kept of weight lost or gained.  And there is no fair or fun cheating. 

 

If you do not need to lose 52 pounds, then adjust the plan to the amount of pounds to lose and time frame appropriate for you.  If you need any help, let me know.

 

The Brothers are welcomed to join in the program.  By all means, do feel free to share your progress.  List your name, the date you started and the weight you lose each week, or if you prefer to only post periodically, then list the date you started and the amount you lost.  If you have any special ways to lose a fast pound here and there, by all means do share.

 

Let’s start having some fun.  The more competition, the more encouraged we will ALL be to stick with this Weight-Loss-Diet Plan. 

 

On my first week, I lost four pounds, and I could feel the difference on my walk as I climbed the hills.  My husband and I both try to walk three days a week for forty-five minutes.  We do about four miles each day.

 

Don’t forget to first check with your doctor!  Better safe than sorry.

 

Now, get started and feel good and look even better!

 

Tziona Yisrael

 

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JUST FOR THE RECORD: 

 

I thought I would gain a lot of weight during Passover week, but as it turned out, I only gained two pounds.  And I am HAAAAPAE!!!   (BIG SMILES!)

 

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May the Holy ONE of Israel be with us to keep us safe and informed in order that we make wise and healthy decisions.

 

Tziona Yisrael

 

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THOUGHT FOR TODAY AND FOREVER:

 

Let’s keep YIHOVAH and HIS LAW our focus and pray for deliverance and fulfillment of all of GOD’s WORD, so that every Nation will show forth HIS Praise and Exalt HIM above all other gods.

 

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THE  GREATEST  “SPOIL”  OF  ALL

 

The Israelites received Reparations for their free labor when they left out of Egypt (Exodus 12:35,36, Psalm 105:37).   Note also that Reparations were given to Ezra for the building of GOD’s Temple and for the service of the House of the LORD GOD of Israel (Ezra 7:12 –21).  And it is prophesied that we will again receive compensation for our free labor and bondage in this modern-day Egypt (all the lands that took Israelites captive):

 

“The Lord said, Verily it shall be well with thy remnant; verily I will cause the enemy to entreat thee well in the time of evil and in the time of affliction.”   Jeremiah 15:11

 

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EDITORIAL  PERSPECTIVE:

 

WISDOM IS

KNOWING THE CREATOR GOD

AND

KEEPING HIS LAWS

 HIS ORDINANCES,

HIS HOLY DAYS,

AND

LIVING AND DOING

HIS RIGHTEOUS WAY OF LIFE

 

“…the people come unto me to inquire of God: When they have a matter,

they come unto me; and I judge between one and another,

and I do make them know the statutes of God, and his laws.”

Exodus 18:15,16

 

“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.”

Deuteronomy 4:35,36

 

“The earth mourneth and fadeth away, the world languisheth and fadeth away, the haughty people of the earth do languish. 

The earth also is defiled under the inhabitants thereof;

because they have transgressed the laws, changed the ordinance,

broken the everlasting covenant.”

Isaiah 24:4,5

 

“My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge:

because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee,

that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God,

I will also forget thy children.”

Hosea 4:6

 

                                                                                                                                    April 8, 2006

 

How amazing to hear people speak about GOD when they don’t even know HIM, don’t know what HE requires of the man HE formed to inhabit this Earth, and don‘t care to know.  They would rather believe in religions that are totally alien to all that this CREATOR GOD exemplifies and would rather live and die for erroneous concepts based on a “faith” not at all ordained by the Most High GOD.  How amazing it is that people will not question their beliefs but be led blindly regardless of the inconsistencies and contradictions surrounding their religions.  And though they know deep down in their hearts that something is wrong, terribly wrong, they will not seek to know what “Thus Saith the LORD.”

 

“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

 

“Thou shalt fear the LORD thy God; him shalt thou serve, and to him shalt thou cleave, and swear by his name. He is thy praise, and he is thy God, that hath done for thee these great and terrible things, which thine eyes have seen.”   Deuteronomy 10:20,21

 

Think not that all the CREATOR GOD required is not required of all peoples, as well.

 

“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

 

“When all Israel is come to appear before the LORD thy God in the place which he shall choose, thou shalt read this law before all Israel in their hearing. Gather the people together, men, and women, and children, and thy stranger that is within thy gates, that they may hear, and that they may learn, and fear the LORD your God, and observe to do all the words of this law: And that their children, which have not known any thing, may hear, and learn to fear the LORD your God, as long as ye live in the land whither ye go over Jordan to possess it.”   Deuteronomy 31:11 - 13 

 

The CREATOR GOD is GOD ALL-MIGHTY, and HE proved it with HIS Wondrous WORKS.  Everything HE Created was done with perfection including the LAW HE presented to Adam, Noah, Abraham, and the Children of Israel.  HE never once altered this LAW, and HE never changed HIS Holy Seventh Day Sabbath or other Holy Days HE Ordained for serving and worshipping HIM.  It was man and this absurd belief in “faith” that has the world walking backwards and making this planet absolute Hell!

 

The fact that there truly exist day and night, rain, snow, and other elements, man to climb GOD’s amazing mountains and sail HIS awesome waters, and a myriad of other wonders of this world (that only the CREATOR could form) proves that there is a GOD.  And when we read the “Old Testament,” we are able to connect all the dots and know beyond a shadow of a doubt that this CREATOR GOD is none other than the GOD of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, the GOD whose Angels and Prophets spoke and wrote about HIM in order that HE ALONE would be Honored and Praised FOREVER.

 

“Thou shalt have no other gods before me. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me; And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.”   Exodus 20:3 - 6

 

“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

 

“…Thus saith the LORD, Israel is my son, even my firstborn:”   Exodus 4:22

 

It is this GOD of Israel and HIS Righteous Way of Life (Book of the Law) that should be Exalted and Magnified for all HIS Wondrous Works in Creating the Universe, for HIS Power, for keeping HIS Promises, for HIS ability alone to kill and make alive, and for proving HIMSELF to be the ONE True and Living GOD of this Universe.

 

“Thus saith the LORD, thy redeemer, and he that formed thee from the womb, I am the LORD that maketh all things; that stretcheth forth the heavens alone; that spreadeth abroad the earth by myself;”   Isaiah 44:24

 

“I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that 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

 

“ Because I will publish the name of the LORD: ascribe ye greatness unto our God. He is the Rock, his work is perfect: for all his ways are judgment: a God of truth and without iniquity, just and right is he.”   Deuteronomy 32:3,4

 

“And Moses made an end of speaking all these words to all Israel: And he said unto them, 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 32:45 - 47

 

“The LORD killeth, and maketh alive: he bringeth down to the grave, and bringeth up.”   I Samuel 2:6

 

“Give thanks unto the LORD, call upon his name, make known his deeds among the people. Sing unto him, sing psalms unto him, talk ye of all his wondrous works. Glory ye in his holy name: let the heart of them rejoice that seek the LORD. Seek the LORD and his strength, seek his face continually. Remember his marvellous works that he hath done, his wonders, and the judgments of his mouth; O ye seed of Israel his servant, ye children of Jacob, his chosen ones. He is the LORD our God; his judgments are in all the earth. Be ye mindful always of his covenant; the word which he commanded to a thousand generations; Even of the covenant which he made with Abraham, and of his oath unto Isaac; And hath confirmed the same to Jacob for a law, and to Israel for an everlasting covenant,”   I Chronicles 16:8 - 17

 

“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. I, even I, am the LORD; and beside me there is no saviour. I have declared, and have saved, and I have shewed, when there was no strange god among you: therefore ye are my witnesses, saith the LORD, that I am God.”   Isaiah 43:10 - 12

 

“Thus saith the LORD the King of Israel, and his redeemer the LORD of hosts; I am the first, and I am the last; and beside me there is no God.”   Isaiah 44:6

 

It is time to step back and take a good look at Biblical history and analyze situations and issues that control peoples, nations, and religions in an effort to determine and realize the real Truth of the matter - the GOD’s TRUTH and HIS WORD that HE has left for HIS Chosen People and all peoples who seek to follow HIM!

 

As we should know from Deuteronomy 28th Chapter, the Slave Trade was the consequence for forsaking the Holy ONE of Israel and for rejecting HIS Laws, Statutes, and Judgments.  As we should also know, we are compelled to return back to these LAWS if we expect our GOD of Israel to return us back to our heritage (Deuteronomy 30th Chapter).  Of course we realize that there are many LAWS that we are unable to keep in Gentile lands.  Actually, in exile, no matter how clean we deem ourselves, part of our punishment is to eat defiled bread among the Gentiles, and there is no way of getting around it.  However, that’s all the more reason to strive to return to our land and establish our own TORAH Hebrew Community to fulfill our objective to show Our GOD of Israel that we are serious about returning back to HIM and to HIS Walks of Righteousness. 

 

That which we can do is keep GOD’s LAW and HIS Ordinances, HIS Holy Days, that are Commanded of us to the best of our ability taking great care not to add to or diminish from them.  Ordinances that we can observe are Circumcision, Dietary Laws, Wear Fringe, Worship the ONE GOD of Israel, Keep HIS Holy Days, etc., etc..  Therefore, this Message focuses on the Holy Days of the Most High CREATOR GOD of Israel and keeping HIS Laws, according to what HE gave HIS Servant Moses to teach to the Children of Israel.

 

It is safe to say that many who come to know the “Old Testament” seem to think that the burden (yes, burden) to show others the GOD’s Truth is upon them.   The problem is they also think to add thus saith their hearts, which is not always THUS SAITH THE LORD GOD OF ISRAEL.  For that reason, we have to be aware at all times to be circumspect about following man and careful not to use our own words and our own teachings, as well when it comes to returning back to the Holy ONE of Israel and HIS Ways.  Always, ALWAYS I am aware of two verses that keep me from adding my own words to GOD’s Ways of Righteousness – further contaminating HIS Laws, Statutes, and Judgments:

 

“What thing soever I command you, observe to do it: thou shalt not add thereto, nor diminish from it.”   Deuteronomy 12:32

 

“To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.”   Isaiah 8:20

 

The sooner we learn the real significance of these verses, the sooner we will be ready to join with others to make a RENEWED COVENANT to serve and worship the Holy ONE of Israel according to HIS Ways in Truth and in Righteousness. 

 

“And the seed of Israel separated themselves from all strangers, and stood and confessed their sins, and the iniquities of their fathers.

 

“And testifiedst against them, that thou mightest bring them again unto thy law: yet they dealt proudly, and hearkened not unto thy commandments, but sinned against thy judgments, (which if a man do, he shall live in them;) and withdrew the shoulder, and hardened their neck, and would not hear.”   Nehemiah 9:2,29

 

“They clave to their brethren, their nobles, and entered into a curse, and into an oath, to walk in God's law, which was given by Moses the servant of God, and to observe and do all the commandments of the LORD our Lord, and his judgments and his statutes;”   Nehemiah 10:29

 

And if we want Our GOD’s guidance and HIS Protection then, of a Truth, we have no choice but to follow through with living and doing HIS Book of the Law exactly as it is written.

 

Dry Bones are coming into the knowledge of the Holy ONE of Israel, and some are truly in search of how to serve this CREATOR GOD in sincere efforts to do what’s Lawful and right.  Therefore, this Message is written to enlighten those who desperately seek to know this Awesome GOD and who seek to learn how to follow HIS Holy Days.  You see, when we earnestly search for Truth, the Holy ONE of Israel guides us and opens our eyes along the way with HIS LAW and with HIS WORD written for us so very long ago but sitting in the “Old Testament“ collecting dust on most people‘s shelves. 

 

“I will bless the LORD, who hath given me counsel: my reins also instruct me in the night seasons. I have set the LORD always before me: because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.

 

“Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.”   Psalm 16:7,8,11

 

What we as individuals choose to do after GOD has opened our eyes is essential to our continued enlightenment about this CREATOR GOD of Israel.  Unfortunately, it is a fact that Black folks do not like to read.  Some cannot, but many who can, still choose to have teachers over them, thereby, if they are not careful, they leave themselves open to learning the imaginations of man’s hearts rather than learning GOD’s LAW.  Hence, it behooves us to read GOD’s Book of the Law for ourselves, and pray to Our SAVIOR for understanding.  Isn’t that what King Solomon did?  And it wasn’t just because he was the King of Israel.  Initially, as king, he truly wanted to have knowledge and understanding to Judge the Nation of Israel, and the GOD of Israel granted him his wish because his desire was beneficial for the Israelite stay in the land.

 

“But know that the LORD hath set apart him that is godly for himself: the LORD will hear when I call unto him.”   Psalm 4:3

 

“Put me in remembrance: let us plead together: declare thou, that thou mayest be justified.”   Isaiah 43:26

 

Please understand me.  I am not saying that we should not come together and study GOD’s LAW together.  Actually, this is something we must do.  BUT we must join with others with the same desires to be obedient to GOD’s LAW and with the same will to also read and research on our own to make sure that we are not learning the wrong things to do.  We must be careful and most cautious until Our GOD of Israel takes us into the Wilderness, where we will be taught of HIS Appointed Pastors. 

 

Reason being, some leaders teach that GOD’s Holy Seventh Day Sabbath starts in the morning and not at sundown.  Some leaders permit members of their groups to travel on the Holy Seventh Day of Complete REST.  The leader in Israel, Ben Ammi, has his group fasting on this Holy Sabbath Day, adding his own unique style to observing GOD’s Seventh Day, as if he knows what‘s best for Israelites.  Some Israelite leaders, if you can believe it, teach out of the “New Testament” and believe in a Messiah (as does Ben Ammi who calls himself “the“ Messianic leader) even though Our GOD of Israel said HE is Our Redeemer, Deliverer, and Only SAVIOR.  Some leaders feel that the United States is “The Wilderness of the People” (Ezekiel 20:34-38), when Our GOD specifically said HE would gather us first and then take us into the Wilderness.  Some leaders believe that we should determine our Hebrew New Year based on finding mature barley plants, when the CREATOR GOD Commanded that we use the “Lights” in the Heavens to determine our seasons, days, and years.  Some believe that the “Dark Phase” of the moon is the First Day of the month instead of the first “Sighting” of the New Moon Crescent in accordance with using the “Lights“ in the Heavens for the start of each new month.  Some say that the First Day of each new month always begins on the First Day of the week, and thereby, they cause the Day of REST to alternate from one day of the week to the next throughout the year. And the list goes on, all because we fail to follow the Paths that the CREATOR GOD has already set forth in the beginning of time:  HIS Righteous LAW for the man HE Created to follow.  Believe it or not, GOD’s LAW and HIS WORD provide ample details in solving these issues IF WE WILL ONLY STAY WITH WHAT’S WRITTEN AND NOT ADD WHAT WE DEEM IN OUR HEARTS TO BE RIGHT!  When will we realize the consequences of following the imaginations of our unjust hearts?  When will we wake up and see that this world is in horrific shape because of our disobedience to the True and Living GOD?   How long will it take before we come to understand that we must follow all that Our GOD said to do and rejoice in HIS Ways?

 

Few people realize that until the Remnant is gathered in the Wilderness (Ezekiel 20:34 - 48), we do not need leaders over us, as WE DO HAVE A GOD!  Upon first learning about my identity and the Holy ONE of Israel, it was probably two – three years before even knowing about any Israelite Congregations.  I took it upon myself to read and pray to My GOD of Israel for knowledge and understanding.  Herewith, is but a drop in the bucket of knowledge but information that enables people who seek the GOD of Israel to embark on a brand new Way of Life that exemplifies the CREATOR’s Divine, Paths of Righteousness.

 

GOD’s LAW AND HIS WORD CONCERNING HIS HOLY DAYS AND

HOW THEY MUST BE OBSERVED

 

“And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, Concerning the feasts of the LORD, which ye shall proclaim to be holy convocations, even these are my feasts.”   Leviticus 23:1,2

 

Let me begin by making something perfectly clear:  “Holy convocation” is not a Commandment to “gather” or to “assemble” on GOD’s Holy Days.  When the Holy ONE of Israel’s intention is for us to gather, HE makes it quite plain by using exact wording that makes it clear that this is what HE wants us to do.  Countless times, throughout the “Old Testament,” the Holy ONE of Israel Commanded the Israelites to gather and/or to assemble, but never once did HE use the words “holy convocation,” e.g., Ezekiel 11:17 

 

The GOD of Israel said that every Holy Day should be a “holy convocation,” and this included Passover.   However, the meaning of “holy convocation” is misunderstood, and people take it to mean “gather or assemble,” which is incorrect.  The correct understanding is to keep these Feast Days “HOLY” and do no work on this day.

 

The point that I would like to make is the fact that we are Commanded to make Passover a “holy convocation,” yet the Israelites kept it in their houses and could not leave out until the morning to go into their tents, which was for those who had shared a lamb.

 

“And in the first day there shall be an holy convocation, and in the seventh day there shall be an holy convocation to you; no manner of work shall be done in them, save that which every man must eat, that only may be done of you.

 

And ye shall take a bunch of hyssop, and dip it in the blood that is in the basin, and strike the lintel and the two side posts with the blood that is in the basin; and none of you shall go out at the door of his house until the morning.”   Exodus 12:16,22

 

However, unlike what GOD Commanded for the First Day of Passover, HE Commanded us to “assemble” on the Seventh Day of the Holy Week of Passover.  And please note, that Our GOD of Israel did not use the words “holy convocation.”

 

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

 

Holy Convocation simply means for us to keep GOD’s appointed Observances “Holy” and to do no servile work.  To assume that the CREATOR GOD of Israel is telling us that “holy convocation” means to “gather/assemble” is to add to GOD’s intended manner of worship.  Also, I must include the fact that “holy convocation” is only found in the First Five Books and nowhere else in the “Old Testament.”  It should also be noted that the word “convocation” is of “Latin” origin and, therefore, could never serve to aid in our knowledge of “holy convocation” written in Leviticus 23:1,2.  Obviously the misunderstanding stems from the translations of the Scriptures from Hebrew to Greek and then from Greek to English because of those who gathered in synagogues when they should have been in their places resting, as is the Commandment.  We do know that there is no record of the Children of Israel ever worshipping in a synagogue and nowhere can we find written by GOD‘s Prophets that they gathered/assembled on this day of Complete REST.  Why would the Holy ONE Command the Israelites to abide in their places on HIS Holy Seventh Day of REST if HE intended for them to assemble for worship on this day?   Keep in mind that Nehemiah closed the gates just before the start of the Holy Seventh Day (Nehemiah 13:15 - 22), therefore, no one was able to travel to Jerusalem on their asses and in their wagons.     

 

And I will not rule out the possibility that this mistranslation for “convocation” was purposely added to confuse the issue in order that the Chosen People of the CREATOR GOD of Israel would in fact profane HIS Holy Seventh Day by traveling and gathering when we should be at complete REST in our places at this time.

 

“See, for that the LORD hath given you the sabbath, therefore he giveth you on the sixth day the bread of two days; abide ye every man in his place, let no man go out of his place on the seventh day.”   Exodus 16:29

 

con·vo·ca·tion (kon'və-kā'shən) n.

1.  

a.   The act of convoking.

b.   A group of people convoked, especially the members of a college or university community who are assembled for a ceremony.

2.   A clerical assembly of the Anglican Church similar to a synod but assembling only when called.

3.  

a.   An assembly of the clergy and representative laity of a section of a diocese of the Episcopal Church.

b.   The district represented at such an assembly.

 

convocation

A Convocation (translating ecclesia) is a group of people formally assembled for a special purpose.

In particular it is used to refer to:

·      the assemblies of the two Provinces of the Church of England, e.g. the Convocations of Canterbury, and various other assemblies of other churches; and

·      A self-governing body of the Church of England. George I dismissed it in 1717, due to it having views opposed to his in the Bangorian controversy. It was the historical antecedent of the General Synod of today.

·      the assemblies of various universities which are convoked to grant degrees, etc., and in particular various university legislative assemblies, e.g. the Convocation of the University of Oxford or the University of Exeter.

http://www.answers.com/topic/convocation

 

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THE CREATOR GOD’s HOLY DAYS THAT HE CHOSE FOR ISRAELITES (AND THE STRANGER) TO OBSERVE IN RIGHTEOUSNESS ARE AS FOLLOWS:

 

 

THE CREATOR GOD’s

HOLY SEVENTH DAY OF COMPLETE REST

 

“Six days shall work be done: but the seventh day is the sabbath of rest,

an holy convocation; ye shall do no work therein: it is the sabbath of the LORD

in all your dwellings.”

Leviticus 23:3

 

“See, for that the LORD hath given you the sabbath,

therefore he giveth you on the sixth day the bread of two days;

abide ye every man in his place,

let no man go out of his place on the seventh day.

So the people rested on the seventh day.”

Exodus 16:29,30

 

If we are Commanded to keep the whole LAW, as it is written, without adding to or diminishing from it, then we must observe GOD’s Holy Seventh Day of Complete REST in our places, or if away from home, then in our dwellings.

 

“Six days thou shalt do thy work, and on the seventh day thou shalt rest: that thine ox and thine ass may rest, and the son of thy handmaid, and the stranger, may be refreshed.”   Exodus 23:12

 

“And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, Speak thou also unto the children of Israel, saying, Verily my sabbaths ye shall keep: for it is a sign between me and you throughout your generations; that ye may know that I am the LORD that doth sanctify you. Ye shall keep the sabbath therefore; for it is holy unto you: every one that defileth it shall surely be put to death: for whosoever doeth any work therein, that soul shall be cut off from among his people. Six days may work be done; but in the seventh is the sabbath of rest, holy to the LORD: whosoever doeth any work in the sabbath day, he shall surely be put to death. Wherefore the children of Israel shall keep the sabbath, to observe the sabbath throughout their generations, for a perpetual covenant. It is a sign between me and the children of Israel for ever: for in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, and on the seventh day he rested, and was refreshed.”   Exodus 31:12 – 17

 

“Keep the sabbath day to sanctify it, as the LORD thy God hath commanded thee. Six days thou shalt labour, and do all thy work: But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, nor thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thine ox, nor thine ass, nor any of thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates; that thy manservant and thy maidservant may rest as well as thou.”   Deuteronomy 5:12 – 14

 

“If thou turn away thy foot from the sabbath, from doing thy pleasure on my holy day; and call the sabbath a delight, the holy of the LORD, honourable; and shalt honour him, not doing thine own ways, nor finding thine own pleasure, nor speaking thine own words: Then shalt thou delight thyself in the LORD; and I will cause thee to ride upon the high places of the earth, and feed thee with the heritage of Jacob thy father: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it.”   Isaiah 58:13,14

 

“Thus saith the LORD; Take heed to yourselves, and bear no burden on the sabbath day, nor bring it in by the gates of Jerusalem; Neither carry forth a burden out of your houses on the sabbath day, neither do ye any work, but hallow ye the sabbath day, as I commanded your fathers. But they obeyed not, neither inclined their ear, but made their neck stiff, that they might not hear, nor receive instruction. And it shall come to pass, if ye diligently hearken unto me, saith the LORD, to bring in no burden through the gates of this city on the sabbath day, but hallow the sabbath day, to do no work therein; Then shall there enter into the gates of this city kings and princes sitting upon the throne of David, riding in chariots and on horses, they, and their princes, the men of Judah, and the inhabitants of Jerusalem: and this city shall remain for ever. And they shall come from the cities of Judah, and from the places about Jerusalem, and from the land of Benjamin, and from the plain, and from the mountains, and from the south, bringing burnt offerings, and sacrifices, and meat offerings, and incense, and bringing sacrifices of praise, unto the house of the LORD. But if ye will not hearken unto me to hallow the sabbath day, and not to bear a burden, even entering in at the gates of Jerusalem on the sabbath day; then will I kindle a fire in the gates thereof, and it shall devour the palaces of Jerusalem, and it shall not be quenched.”   Jeremiah 17:21 - 27

 

The Sixth Day or Fridays are set aside to prepare for GOD’s Seventh Day Sabbath.  Just as the Israelites gathered double portions of Manna on the Sixth Day in order that they will have enough to eat on the Seventh Day, so also are we to prepare food on Friday (the Sixth Day) for the Seventh Day of Complete REST.

 

Sabbath foods cannot be re-heated:

 

“And Moses gathered all the congregation of the children of Israel together, and said unto them, These are the words which the LORD hath commanded, that ye should do them. Six days shall work be done, but on the seventh day there shall be to you an holy day, a sabbath of rest to the LORD: whosoever doeth work therein shall be put to death.


Ye shall kindle no fire throughout your habitations upon the sabbath day.” 

Exodus 35:1 – 3

 

Thus, it should come as no surprise that the CREATOR GOD of Israel is emphatic and resolved about the Israelites and the Stranger joined unto them abiding in their places, being refreshed, and refraining from doing any work or anything contrary to HIS WORD concerning how we must observe HIS Holy Seventh Day.

 

“Then said the LORD unto Moses, Behold, I will rain bread from heaven for you; and the people shall go out and gather a certain rate every day, that I may prove them, whether they will walk in my law, or no. And it shall come to pass, that on the sixth day they shall prepare that which they bring in; and it shall be twice as much as they gather daily.”   Exodus 16:4,5

 

“And it came to pass, that on the sixth day they gathered twice as much bread, two omers for one man: and all the rulers of the congregation came and told Moses. And he said unto them, This is that which the LORD hath said, To morrow is the rest of the holy sabbath unto the LORD: bake that which ye will bake to day, and seethe that ye will seethe; and that which remaineth over lay up for you to be kept until the morning.”   Exodus 16:22,23

 

Suggested foods for the Sabbath:

 

On Friday, the Sixth Day of the week, prepare picnic foods, sandwiches, cake, cookies, fruit, potato chips, etc. and have on hand cold cereals for GOD’s Holy Seventh Day of REST.

 

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Three times in the year shall the Nation of Israel observe GOD’s Feast Days in Jerusalem:  Passover, Feast of Weeks, and The Feast of Tabernacles.  These Divinely scheduled Holy Days are listed below detailing information regarding how, when, and why they are to be observed.  Added is The Memorial of Blowing of Trumpets that is also important in Hebrew Culture.

 

“Three times thou shalt keep a feast unto me in the year. 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:) And the feast of harvest, the firstfruits of thy labours, which thou hast sown in the field: and the feast of ingathering, which is in the end of the year, when thou hast gathered in thy labours out of the field. Three times in the year all thy males shall appear before the Lord GOD.”   Exodus 23:14 – 17

 

“Three times in a year shall all thy males appear before the LORD thy God in the place which he shall choose; in the feast of unleavened bread, and in the feast of weeks, and in the feast of tabernacles: and they shall not appear before the LORD empty: Every man shall give as he is able, according to the blessing of the LORD thy God which he hath given thee.”   Deuteronomy 16:16

 

PASSOVER AND THE FEAST OF UNLEAVENED BREAD

 

“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. Speak ye unto all the congregation of Israel, saying, In the tenth day of this month they shall take to them every man a lamb, according to the house of their fathers, a lamb for an house: And if the household be too little for the lamb, let him and his neighbour next unto his house take it according to the number of the souls; every man according to his eating shall make your count for the lamb. Your lamb shall be without blemish, a male of the first year: ye shall take it out from the sheep, or from the goats: And ye shall keep it up until the fourteenth day of the same month: and the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill it in the evening. And they shall take of the blood, and strike it on the two side posts and on the upper door post of the houses, wherein they shall eat it. And they shall eat the flesh in that night, roast with fire, and unleavened bread; and with bitter herbsthey shall eat it. Eat not of it raw, nor sodden at all with water, but roast with fire; his head with his legs, and with the purtenance thereof. And ye shall let nothing of it remain until the morning; and that which remaineth of it until the morning ye shall burn with fire.”

Exodus 12:1 – 10

 

“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. And Moses spake unto the children of Israel, that they should keep the passover. And they kept the passover on the fourteenth day of the first month at even in the wilderness of Sinai: according to all that the LORD commanded Moses, so did the children of Israel.”

Numbers 9:1 – 5

 

“And the children of Israel encamped in Gilgal, and kept the passover on the fourteenth day of the month at even in the plains of Jericho.”

Joshua 5:10

 

The Passover observance starts in the beginning of the Hebrew New Year in the First Month on the Fourteenth Day at sundown and continues for a week in Jerusalem.  This is the season we commemorate the Israelites’ Exodus out of Ancient Egypt.  It is at this time we show our gratitude and appreciation to the Most High GOD of Israel for Delivering our forefathers out of the House of Bondage.  Our gratitude should be well demonstrated for our GOD saving our forefathers out of bondage, as once again Israelites await another Deliverance and Exodus at the Hands of the Most High GOD of Israel, as is prophesied by HIS Servants the Prophets.

 

“And 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.”   Isaiah 11:11

 

“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 23:7,8

 

“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: And I will multiply men upon you, all the house of Israel, even all of it: and the cities shall be inhabited, and the wastes shall be builded: And I will multiply upon you man and beast; and they shall increase and bring fruit: and I will settle you after your old estates, and will do better unto you than at your beginnings: and ye shall know that I am the LORD.”   Ezekiel 36:8 – 11

 

“Therefore say unto the house of Israel, Thus saith the Lord GOD; I do not this for your sakes, O house of Israel, but for mine holy name's sake, which ye have profaned among the heathen, whither ye went. And I will sanctify my great name, which was profaned among the heathen, which ye have profaned in the midst of them; and the heathen shall know that I am the LORD, saith the Lord GOD, when I shall be sanctified in you before their eyes. For I will take you from among the heathen, and gather you out of all countries, and will bring you into your own land. Then will I sprinkle clean water upon you, and ye shall be clean: from all your filthiness, and from all your idols, will I cleanse you. A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh. And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them. And ye shall dwell in the land that I gave to your fathers; and ye shall be my people, and I will be your God.”   Ezekiel 36:22 – 28

 

[Please read Exodus 12th and 13th Chapters in their entirety.]

 

Many Israelites believe that the sacrifice of the lamb or goat is only for the Levites, but this cannot be true.  There were not enough Levites to go around to every house of all Twelve Tribes to kill the lamb/goats on the evening of Passover before Midnight when the GOD of Israel Passed Over.  Also, the Commandment was specifically for “EVERY MAN” to take a lamb, “a lamb for a house.”

 

“Then Moses called for all the elders of Israel, and said unto them, Draw out and take you a lamb according to your families, and kill the passover. And ye shall take a bunch of hyssop, and dip it in the blood that is in the basin, and strike the lintel and the two side posts with the blood that is in the basin; and none of you shall go out at the door of his house until the morning. For the LORD will pass through to smite the Egyptians; and when he seeth the blood upon the lintel, and on the two side posts, the LORD will pass over the door, and will not suffer the destroyer to come in unto your houses to smite you. And ye shall observe this thing for an ordinance to thee and to thy sons for ever.”   Exodus 12:21 – 24

 

Hence, the Passover sacrifice is for every man of the house and is to be observed exactly as it was kept in Ancient Egypt.  Otherwise, the great significance of this DELIVERANCE is missed and obliterated! 

 

Many also question whether it is all right to observe Passover in exile, given the fact that GOD Commanded it be kept in Jerusalem.  If after 40 years, and the Children of Israel had never kept Passover in the Wilderness, then there would be no Deliverance to remember.  So, can we observe Passover in exile?  Well, the Israelites did.  Although GOD Commanded Passover be observed in Jerusalem, HE also Commanded that the Israelites observe it in the Wilderness before entering the Land, which proves that we can indeed observe it in the lands of those who took us captive – actually, this is all the more reason to keep it with hopes that Our GOD of Israel will again soon, really soon, cause the Second Exodus that HE has promised to accomplish.

 

“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

 

Passover is the only Feast Day, whereby the men of Israel in all Twelve Tribes are permitted to sacrifice a lamb or goat on this Holy Memorial that is to be kept throughout our generations forever.

 

“And it shall come to pass, when your children shall say unto you, What mean ye by this service? That ye shall say, It is the sacrifice of the LORD'S passover, who passed over the houses of the children of Israel in Egypt, when he smote the Egyptians, and delivered our houses. And the people bowed the head and worshipped.”   Exodus 12:26,27

 

On the Fourteenth Day at even (sundown) we are Commanded to roast our lamb (or goat) and when done, eat it with bitter herbs and unleavened bread in haste, with our shoes on our feet and staffs in our hands.  (For all the specific details please read Exodus 12th and 13th Chapters.)

 

Suggested foods for the week of Passover:

 

Since we must be very careful of what we eat during Passover week, this is the period I have the most difficulty deciding upon what to cook.  Therefore, since I do not use any form of leavening, vinegar, or wine at this time, we eat a lot of barley, rice, veggies, legumes, fruit, lamb, fish, unleavened bread, oat meal cookies, etc.

 

THE FEAST OF WEEKS

 

“The first of the firstfruits of thy land thou shalt bring into

the house of the LORD thy God...”

Exodus 23:19

 

“Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them,

When ye be come into the land which I give unto you, and shall reap the harvest thereof, then ye shall bring a sheaf of the firstfruits of your harvest unto the priest: And he shall wave the sheaf before the LORD, to be accepted for you:

on the morrow after the sabbath the priest shall wave it.

And ye shall offer that day when ye wave the sheaf an he lamb without blemish

of the first year for a burnt offering unto the LORD. And the meat offering

thereof shall be two tenth deals of fine flour mingled with oil,

an offering made by fire unto the LORD for a sweet savour:

and the drink offering thereof shall be of wine, the fourth part of an hin.

And ye shall eat neither bread, nor parched corn, nor green ears,

until the selfsame day that ye have brought an offering unto your God:

it shall be a statute for ever throughout your generations in all your dwellings. And ye shall count unto you from the morrow after the sabbath,

from the day that ye brought the sheaf of the wave offering;

seven sabbaths shall be complete: Even unto the morrow after the seventh sabbath shall ye number fifty days; and ye shall offer a new meat offering

unto the LORD. Ye shall bring out of your habitations two wave loaves

of two tenth deals: they shall be of fine flour; they shall be baken with leaven; they are the firstfruits unto the LORD. And ye shall offer with the bread

seven lambs without blemish of the first year, and one young bullock,

and two rams: they shall be for a burnt offering unto the LORD,

with their meat offering, and their drink offerings, even an offering made by fire, of sweet savour unto the LORD. Then ye shall sacrifice one kid of the goats

for a sin offering, and two lambs of the first year for a sacrifice of peace offerings. And the priest shall wave them with the bread of the firstfruits

or a wave offering before the LORD, with the two lambs:

they shall be holy to the LORD for the priest. And ye shall proclaim

on the selfsame day, that it may be an holy convocation unto you:

ye shall do no servile work therein: it shall be a statute for ever

in all your dwellings throughout your generations.”

Leviticus 23:10 - 21

 

“And they shall not sell of it, neither exchange,

nor alienate the firstfruits of the land: for it is holy unto the LORD.”

Ezekiel 48:14

 

“And the first of all the firstfruits of all things, and every oblation of all,

of every sort of your oblations, shall be the priest's:

ye shall also give unto the priest the first of your dough,

that he may cause the blessing to rest in thine house.”

Ezekiel 44:30

 

The Feast of Weeks is the only Holy Day that the GOD of Israel did not give a date for this observance, and this is for good reason.  The Land of Israel has three different climates, and not all fields in the land will be ready for harvesting at the same time.  Therefore, since we are Commanded to start counting our 7 Sabbaths (Weeks) from such time as we begin to put the sickle to the “corn” (Deuteronomy 16:9), the corn crop might be ready in southern Israel but not in the northern part of the country.  Hence, the farmers in northern Israel may start to count their 7 Sabbaths a week or so later than the farmers in areas farther South.  Too many Israelites have the false notion that everyone must observe The Feast of Weeks at the same time.  Not only that, but some Israelites start counting the fifty days immediately following Passover.  Thus, it behooves everyone to take another look at GOD’s LAW and HIS WORD regarding this Feast Day, as of a certainty, this particular Holy Day has no date until farmers will start to count seven weeks for determining when to go to Jerusalem to celebrate and give Thanks to the Holy ONE for the Firstfruits of the land. 

 

It is likewise for Tithing. 

 

“And all the tithe of the land, whether of the seed of the land, or of the fruit of the tree, is the LORD'S: it is holy unto the LORD. And if a man will at all redeem ought of his tithes, he shall add thereto the fifth part thereof. And concerning the tithe of the herd, or of the flock, even of whatsoever passeth under the rod, the tenth shall be holy unto the LORD.”   Leviticus 27:30 - 32

 

We need not all tithe the same third year (Deuteronomy 26:12,13).  My neighbor’s third year may be one year and mine the next depending upon when we start the three-year count.  All Israelites will not return to the land at the same time.  Those who arrive first will be the ones to start Tithing first.  Those who arrive thereafter, will no doubt start their count out of sequence with others.  This process enables the Levites, Stranger, fatherless, and widow to have food, etc. every single year and not just every third year, as the manner would require if everyone chose to Tithe the same third year. 

 

The Feast of weeks is also a Holy Day to give much thanks, Praise, and Glory to the Holy ONE of Israel IN JERUSALEM on the morrow after the Seventh Sabbath, which will always fall on the First Day of the week.

 

The Firstfruits coming from the harvest after the 7-Week count are GOD’s Gift to the Levites, the Seed of Aaron who minister before HIM. 

 

“And the LORD spake unto Aaron, Behold, I also have given thee the charge of mine heave offerings of all the hallowed things of the children of Israel; unto thee have I given them by reason of the anointing, and to thy sons, by an ordinance for ever. This shall be thine of the most holy things, reserved from the fire: every oblation of theirs, every meat offering of theirs, and every sin offering of theirs, and every trespass offering of theirs, which they shall render unto me, shall be most holy for thee and for thy sons. In the most holy place shalt thou eat it; every male shall eat it: it shall be holy unto thee. And this is thine; the heave offering of their gift, with all the wave offerings of the children of Israel: I have given them unto thee, and to thy sons and to thy daughters with thee, by a statute for ever: every one that is clean in thy house shall eat of it. All the best of the oil, and all the best of the wine, and of the wheat, the firstfruits of them which they shall offer unto the LORD, them have I given thee. And whatsoever is first ripe in the land, which they shall bring unto the LORD, shall be thine; every one that is clean in thine house shall eat of it. Every thing devoted in Israel shall be thine. Every thing that openeth the matrix in all flesh, which they bring unto the LORD, whether it be of men or beasts, shall be thine: nevertheless the firstborn of man shalt thou surely redeem, and the firstling of unclean beasts shalt thou redeem.”   Numbers 18:8 - 15

 

These Firstfruits are also for the Children of Israel for our good health and nourishment, and we can only begin to eat of the new harvest AFTER we have taken our Firstfruits to Jerusalem to present them to the Levites, the Priests and eaten before Our CREATOR GOD of Israel.

 

From reading the above passages, we can clearly see and understand that The Feast of Weeks is strictly about Praise of the Holy ONE of Israel and HIS Goodness and Love for HIS Chosen People, the Children of Israel.  Canaan would not now be named the Land of Israel had it not been for the GOD of Israel that kept HIS Promises to our forefathers: Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob to give them this “Land of Milk and Honey.”

 

“And I am come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians, and to bring them up out of that land unto a good land and a large, unto a land flowing with milk and honey; unto the place of the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites.

 

“And I have said, I will bring you up out of the affliction of Egypt unto the land of the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites, unto a land flowing with milk and honey.”   Exodus 3:8,17

 

“That thou mightest fear the LORD thy God, to keep all his statutes and his commandments, which I command thee, thou, and thy son, and thy son's son, all the days of thy life; and that thy days may be prolonged. Hear therefore, O Israel, and observe to do it; that it may be well with thee, and that ye may increase mightily, as the LORD God of thy fathers hath promised thee, in the land that floweth with milk and honey. 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.”   Deuteronomy 6:2 – 5

 

“Great in counsel, and mighty in work: for thine eyes are open upon all the ways of the sons of men: to give every one according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings: Which hast set signs and wonders in the land of Egypt, even unto this day, and in Israel, and among other men; and hast made thee a name, as at this day; And hast brought forth thy people Israel out of the land of Egypt with signs, and with wonders, and with a strong hand, and with a stretched out arm, and with great terror; And hast given them this land, which thou didst swear to their fathers to give them, a land flowing with milk and honey; And they came in, and possessed it; but they obeyed not thy voice, neither walked in thy law; they have done nothing of all that thou commandedst them to do: therefore thou hast caused all this evil to come upon them:”  

Jeremiah 32:19 – 23

 

“In the day that I lifted up mine hand unto them, to bring them forth of the land of Egypt into a land that I had espied for them, flowing with milk and honey, which is the glory of all lands:”   Ezekiel 20:6

 

For HIS Wondrous Blessings upon the Nation of Israel, the Most High GOD of Israel is more than worthy to be Magnified and Exalted before the world.  And for all that HE has done for us, HE is quite deserving of our continuous acclaim and Thanksgiving forever and ever.  The Feast of Weeks is in honor of the GOD of Israel keeping HIS Promises to give the Children of Israel the Land of Canaan and for HIS enabling us to eat from it the best that Firstfruits can offer (Milk and Honey).

 

Unfortunately, we are not yet returned from exile, and therefore, we cannot take pride and pleasure in participating in The Feast of Weeks.  However, it won’t be long before we will. 

 

THE MEMORIAL OF BLOWING OF TRUMPETS

 

“Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, In the seventh month,

in the first day of the month, shall ye have a sabbath,

a memorial of blowing of trumpets, an holy convocation.

Ye shall do no servile work therein:

but ye shall offer an offering made by fire

unto the LORD.”

Leviticus 23:24,25

 

And in the seventh month, on the first day of the month,

ye shall have an holy convocation;

ye shall do no servile work: it is a day of blowing the trumpets unto you.”

Numbers 29:1

 

 

Of all GOD’s Holy Feast Days, the Memorial of Blowing of Trumpets might seem vague and of minimal significance.  Not at all.  The “Trumpet” is as great a symbol of importance in Israel as is the “eagle” in the United States. Our GOD of Israel taught our forefathers how to use the trumpet to send vital Messages to groups within the Nation of Israel.

 

“Then shalt thou cause the trumpet of the jubile to sound on the tenth day of the seventh month, in the day of atonement shall ye make the trumpet sound throughout all your land.”   Leviticus 25:9

 

“And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, Make thee two trumpets of silver; of a whole piece shalt thou make them: that thou mayest use them for the calling of the assembly, and for the journeying of the camps. And when they shall blow with them, all the assembly shall assemble themselves to thee at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation. And if they blow but with one trumpet, then the princes, which are heads of the thousands of Israel, shall gather themselves unto thee. When ye blow an alarm, then the camps that lie on the east parts shall go forward. When ye blow an alarm the second time, then the camps that lie on the south side shall take their journey: they shall blow an alarm for their journeys. But when the congregation is to be gathered together, ye shall blow, but ye shall not sound an alarm. And the sons of Aaron, the priests, shall blow with the trumpets; and they shall be to you for an ordinance for ever throughout your generations. And if ye go to war in your land against the enemy that oppresseth you, then ye shall blow an alarm with the trumpets; and ye shall be remembered before the LORD your God, and ye shall be saved from your enemies. Also in the day of your gladness, and in your solemn days, and in the beginnings of your months, ye shall blow with the trumpets over your burnt offerings, and over the sacrifices of your peace offerings; that they may be to you for a memorial before your God: I am the LORD your God.”   Numbers 10:1 - 10

 

“And seven priests shall bear before the ark seven trumpets of rams' horns: and the seventh day ye shall compass the city seven times, and the priests shall blow with the trumpets. And it shall come to pass, that when they make a long blast with the ram's horn, andwhen ye hear the sound of the trumpet, all the people shall shout with a great shout; and the wall of the city shall fall down flat, and the people shall ascend up every man straight before him. And Joshua the son of Nun called the priests, and said unto them, Take up the ark of the covenant, and let seven priests bear seven trumpets of rams' horns before the ark of the LORD. And he said unto the people, Pass on, and compass the city, and let him that is armed pass on before the ark of the LORD. And it came to pass, when Joshua had spoken unto the people, that the seven priests bearing the seven trumpets of rams' horns passed on before the LORD, and blew with the trumpets: and the ark of the covenant of the LORD followed them. And the armed men went before the priests that blew with the trumpets, and the rereward came after the ark, the priests going on, and blowing with the trumpets.”  

Joshua 6:4 – 9

 

“So the people shouted when the priests blew with the trumpets: and it came to pass, when the people heard the sound of the trumpet, and the people shouted with a great shout, that the wall fell down flat, so that the people went up into the city, every man straight before him, and they took the city.”   Joshua 6:20

 

“Blow up the trumpet in the new moon, in the time appointed, on our solemn feast day. For this was a statute for Israel, and a law of the God of Jacob.”    Psalm 81:3,4

 

“Blow ye the trumpet in Zion, and sound an alarm in my holy mountain: let all the inhabitants of the land tremble: for the day of the LORD cometh, for it is nigh at hand;”   Joel 2:1

 

“Blow the trumpet in Zion, sanctify a fast, call a solemn assembly: Gather the people, sanctify the congregation, assemble the elders, gather the children, and those that suck the breasts: let the bridegroom go forth of his chamber, and the bride out of her closet. Let the priests, the ministers of the LORD, weep between the porch and the altar, and let them say, Spare thy people, O LORD, and give not thine heritage to reproach, that the heathen should rule over them: wherefore should they say among the people, Where is their God?”   Joel 2:15 – 17

 

Therefore, we have to realize the sensational meanings of our use of the Trumpet, as it plays an important role in our Hebrew Way of Life.

 

 

THE DAY OF ATONEMENT (YOM KEEPOOR)

 

“Also on the tenth day of this seventh month there shall be a day of atonement:

it shall be an holy convocation unto you; and ye shall afflict your souls,

and offer an offering made by fire unto the LORD. And ye shall do no work

in that same day: for it is a day of atonement, to make an atonement for you before the LORD your God. For whatsoever soul it be that shall not be afflicted

in that same day, he shall be cut off from among his people.

And whatsoever soul it be that doeth any work in that same day,

the same soul will I destroy from among his people.

Ye shall do no manner of work: it shall be a statute for ever

throughout your generations in all your dwellings. It shall be unto you a sabbath of rest, and ye shall afflict your souls: in the ninth day of the month at even,

from even unto even, shall ye celebrate your sabbath.”

Leviticus 23:27 – 32

 

GOD’s Priests, HIS Ministers before HIM, made atonements for the Nation of Israel all throughout the year.  But “The Day of Atonement” that GOD scheduled for the Tenth Day of the Seventh Month is for the whole Nation of Israel to observe.

 

The Day of Atonement calls for a total fast for 24 hours – no food or water during this time.  This is the one day a year that Our Merciful GOD gives us to atone for our wrongs committed prior to the tenth Day of the Seventh Month.  It’s a day we should look forward to, for after this fast, we get a clean slate.  And hopefully we will do fewer and fewer wrongs, so that one day we will have no sins for which to atone. 

 

However, for certain sins, I personally do not believe we are excused, such as profaning the Sabbath, murder, cursing the GOD of Israel, using HIS Holy Name for vanity, and enticing others to serve false gods, to name a few.  Thus, we should understand that all transgressions are not forgiven, even though we might keep GOD’s Merciful Day of Atonement.

 

We should also realize that fasting serves another purpose other than just for afflicting our souls.  When we fast with our hearts, we are humbled to be sincere, as we submit ourselves to Our GOD of Israel to confess our sins and the sins of our forefathers.  The Holy ONE sees and reads our hearts.  And if we turn to HIM in meekness, then HE is more apt to hear our prayers and respond accordingly. 

 

Hence, think not that we must always await the Tenth Day of the Seventh Month to fast for matters that bear heavily on our hearts.  Know of a certainty that there is profound gratification and meaning in observing The Day of Atonement, as well as in fasting for a cause if it is done in sincerity.

 

First and foremost our hearts must be resigned to return to the Holy ONE of Israel and be OBEDIENT to HIS Book of the Law – HIS Ways of Righteousness.  By the way, it is this “OBEDIENCE” that gets our GOD’s attention that in turn causes HIM to lead and guide us, keep us safe from our enemies, and that causes HIM to keep us healthy!  It’s not mere prayer and dutiful fasting.  It’s being “OBEDIENT” and being encouraged and strong in the Way of Life HE established for us.  And there is hope for us, indeed; King Solomon made sure of it.

 

“But will God indeed dwell on the earth? behold, the heaven and heaven of heavens cannot contain thee; how much less this house that I have builded? Yet have thou respect unto the prayer of thy servant, and to his supplication, O LORD my God, to hearken unto the cry and to the prayer, which thy servant prayeth before thee to day: That thine eyes may be open toward this house night and day, even toward the place of which thou hast said, My name shall be there: that thou mayest hearken unto the prayer which thy servant shall make toward this place.  And hearken thou to the supplication of thy servant, and of thy people Israel, when they shall pray toward this place: and hear thou in heaven thy dwelling place: and when thou hearest, forgive.

 

When thy people Israel be smitten down before the enemy, because they have sinned against thee, and shall turn again to thee, and confess thy name, and pray, and make supplication unto thee in this house:  Then hear thou in heaven, and forgive the sin of thy people Israel, and bring them again unto the land which thou gavest unto their fathers.”   I Kings 8:27 - 30, 33,34

 

We have had the greatest authority in Israel to speak for us, as we exist in Gentile lands.  Now, all we need do is act accordingly, as our Blessing is already in place that Our GOD of Israel will hear us if we are ready to hear HIM.

 

 

THE FEAST OF TABERNACLES

(DWELLING IN BOOTHS)

 

“And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,  

Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, The fifteenth day of this seventh month

shall be the feast of tabernacles for seven days unto the LORD.

On the first day shall be an holy convocation: ye shall do no servile work therein.

Seven days ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto the LORD:

on the eighth day shall be an holy convocation unto you;

and ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto the LORD:

it is a solemn assembly; and ye shall do no servile work therein.

These are the feasts of the LORD,

which ye shall proclaim to be holy convocations, to offer an offering made by fire

unto the LORD, a burnt offering, and a meat offering, a sacrifice,

and drink offerings, every thing upon his day: Beside the sabbaths of the LORD, and beside your gifts, and beside all your vows, and beside all your freewill offerings, which ye give unto the LORD.

Also in the fifteenth day of the seventh month,

when ye have gathered in the fruit of the land,

ye shall keep a feast unto the LORD seven days:

on the first day shall be a sabbath, and on the eighth day shall be a sabbath.

And ye shall take you on the first day the boughs of goodly trees,

branches of palm trees, and the boughs of thick trees,

and willows of the brook;

and ye shall rejoice before the LORD your God seven days.

And ye shall keep it a feast unto the LORD seven days in the year.

It shall be a statute for ever in your generations:

ye shall celebrate it in the seventh month. Ye shall dwell in booths seven days;

all that are Israelites born shall dwell in booths: That your generations may know

that I made the children of Israel to dwell in booths,

when I brought them out of the land of Egypt: I am the LORD your God.

And Moses declared unto the children of Israel the feasts of the LORD.”

Leviticus 23:33 - 44

 

There are many passages to reference The Tabernacles of the Most High GOD of Israel but not on how Israelites dwelled in booths before the writings of Leviticus 23rd Chapter.  This does not mean that Israelites did not dwell in booths.  It only means that this information was eliminated (for whatever reason) from the First Five Books of the Law.  If Israelites had not dwelt in booths, you can be sure that the Holy ONE would not have mentioned it.

 

“Ye shall dwell in booths seven days; all that are Israelites born shall dwell in booths: That your generations may know that I made the children of Israel to dwell in booths, when I brought them out of the land of Egypt: I am the LORD your God.”   Leviticus 23:42,43

 

The Feast of Tabernacles is of great importance to the Nation of Israel, and the reason is that while in the Land of Israel, Our GOD of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob would dwell in HIS Tabernacle in the midst of HIS People.  This was HIS Place while HE lived among our forefathers. 

 

“And let them make me a sanctuary; that I may dwell among them.”   Exodus 25:8  (Please also read Exodus 26th and 36th Chapters for details on GOD‘s Tabernacle.)

 

“And Aaron and his sons thou shalt bring unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, and shalt wash them with water.

 

“And the holy garments of Aaron shall be his sons' after him, to be anointed therein, and to be consecrated in them. And that son that is priest in his stead shall put them on seven days, when he cometh into the tabernacle of the congregation to minister in the holy place.”   Exodus 29:4,29,30

 

“And there I will meet with the children of Israel, and the tabernacle shall be sanctified by my glory. And I will sanctify the tabernacle of the congregation, and the altar: I will sanctify also both Aaron and his sons, to minister to me in the priest's office. And I will dwell among the children of Israel, and will be their God. And they shall know that I am the LORD their God, that brought them forth out of the land of Egypt, that I may dwell among them: I am the LORD their God.”   Exodus 29:43 – 46

 

Thus, GOD’s Holy Tabernacle was of profound significance to our forefathers.  Can we even fathom having Our GOD, the CREATOR GOD of this Universe living among us?  Just the thought sends chills down my spine.  However, again, Our SAVIOR GOD will live among us, and I pray that it will be very soon - sooner than I imagine.  And at that time, all Nations will be required to not only bow to the Holy ONE of Israel but also to observe The Feast of Tabernacles, as GOD’s Goodness will extend from the Land of Israel unto the rest of the world if the Peoples of this Earth will follow HIS Ways of Righteousness and observe The Feast of Tabernacles.

 

“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.”   Isaiah 45:22,23

 

“For as the earth bringeth forth her bud, and as the garden causeth the things that are sown in it to spring forth; so the Lord GOD will cause righteousness and praise to spring forth before all the nations.”   Isaiah 61:11

 

“But in the last days it shall come to pass, that the mountain of the house of the LORD shall be established in the top of the mountains, and it shall be exalted above the hills; and people shall flow unto it. And many nations shall come, and say, Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, and to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for the law shall go forth of Zion, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem. And he shall judge among many people, and rebuke strong nations afar off; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up a sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.”   Micah 4:1 - 3

 

“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

 

“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. And it shall be, that whoso will not come up of all the families of the earth unto Jerusalem to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, even upon them shall be no rain.”   Zechariah 14:16,17

 

We can find one passage that tells us to observe The Feast of Tabernacles 7 days and another that says to observe it 8 days.  This is not an error.

 

“Thou shalt observe the feast of tabernacles seven days, after that thou hast gathered in thy corn and thy wine: And thou shalt rejoice in thy feast, thou, and thy son, and thy daughter, and thy manservant, and thy maidservant, and the Levite, the stranger, and the fatherless, and the widow, that are within thy gates.”   Deuteronomy 16:13,14

 

“Seven days ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto the LORD: on the eighth day shall be an holy convocation unto you; and ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto the LORD: it is a solemn assembly; and ye shall do no servile work therein.”   Leviticus 23:36

 

The eight days enables us to observe the Holy Seventh Day Sabbath in our dwellings during this celebration in order not to profane or bear burdens on GOD’s Holy Seventh Day of Complete REST.   When the Holy ONE said that this Seventh Day is “Hallowed,” do no work on this day, and be refreshed, HE meant exactly what HE said.  As we well know, The Feast of Tabernacles entails much fanfare, rejoicing, Thanksgiving, offerings, cooking, and movement in GOD’s Holy City.  Therefore, having eight days enables us to Rest in our places on GOD’s Holy Seventh Day and observe The Feast of Tabernacles for 7 days, as it is written.

 

The Feast of Tabernacles was observed millennia ago in Jerusalem and will be observed again when the Holy ONE of Israel will live among HIS People, the Children of Israel.

 

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 37:27,28

 

“And I that am the LORD thy God from the land of Egypt will yet make thee to dwell in tabernacles, as in the days of the solemn feast.”   Hosea 12:9

 

“In that day will I raise up the tabernacle of David that is fallen, and close up the breaches thereof; and I will raise up his ruins, and I will build it as in the days of old:”   Amos 9:11

 

Suggested foods for the New Moons and GOD’s Holy Feast Days:

 

For these occasions, I only prepare lamb or beef meats.  If I can come by goat meat or turtle doves, then I would prepare that, as well.  And the reason I would only cook these meats for the Holy Days is that these meats are offered in GOD’s Holy Temple.  In addition to flesh, I also prepare salads, veggies, candied sweets, cake, and many other variations of this menu and other recipes.  The notion to Feast on GOD’s Holy Days is born out of eating foods you enjoy and giving much thanks to the Holy ONE of Israel for gracing your table with foods from HIS Holy Land.  Of course, as a Nation, we are not in the land today, but soon we will be, and for that reason, we need to know the purpose for keeping the Holy Days of the GOD of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob/Israel from year to year in our generations.

 

Thus, we have the Holy Days of the Most High CREATOR GOD of this Universe, that so happens to be Our GOD of Israel.  Most people have no idea that the True and Living GOD outlined specific days for worship of HIM.  They simply follow contrived religious days that have nothing whatsoever to do with the CREATOR GOD. 

 

GOD never Sanctioned X-mas, Easter, Turkey Day, or January 1, when many people flock to their churches.  HE did not even Sanction the “New Testament” and X-tianity.  And HE certainly did not give any decree for Israelites or any Peoples to worship false gods.  The First Commandment is strictly for the worship of ONE GOD, and HE will not have it any other way.

 

“God spake all these words, saying, I am the LORD thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. Thou shalt have no other gods before me.”   Exodus 20:1 – 3

 

“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. I, even I, am the LORD; and beside me there is no saviour. I have declared, and have saved, and I have shewed, when there was no strange god among you: therefore ye are my witnesses, saith the LORD, that I am God.”   Isaiah 43:10 - 12

 

The Paths of Righteousness that this CREATOR GOD Commanded and Ordained are found in HIS Book of the Law (Genesis thru Deuteronomy).  Written therein are HIS Laws, Statutes, and Judgments for us to follow if we are to be the Righteous and Holy People that HE Chooses to love and make HIS Own.

 

“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

 

“When all Israel is come to appear before the LORD thy God in the place which he shall choose, thou shalt read this law before all Israel in their hearing. Gather the people together, men and women, and children, and thy stranger that is within thy gates, that they may hear, and that they may learn, and fear the LORD your God, and observe to do all the words of this law: And that their children, which have not known any thing, may hear, and learn to fear the LORD your God, as long as ye live in the land whither ye go over Jordan to possess it.”   Deuteronomy 31:11 – 13

 

GOD’s HOLY TEMPLE  AND HIS HOLY CITY JERUSALEM

 

“Thus saith the LORD; Behold, I will bring again the captivity of Jacob's tents,

and have mercy on his dwellingplaces;

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.”

Jeremiah 30:18 - 20

 

As history records, the CREATOR GOD chose Abraham, Isaac, Jacob/Israel and their SEED and established the Land of Israel for them.  This True and Living GOD also chose out of this land of Milk and Honey HIS Holy City, Jerusalem, and appointed Solomon, the son of King David to build HIS Holy Temple.  This is the only Temple and Holy City in the world that the CREATOR GOD has chosen, and HE has said HIS Eyes and HIS Heart would be there perpetually.

 

“And the LORD said unto him, I have heard thy prayer and thy supplication, that thou hast made before me: I have hallowed this house, which thou hast built, to put my name there for ever; and mine eyes and mine heart shall be there perpetually. And if thou wilt walk before me, as David thy father walked, in integrity of heart, and in uprightness, to do according to all that I have commanded thee, and wilt keep my statutes and my judgments: Then I will establish the throne of thy kingdom upon Israel for ever, as I promised to David thy father, saying, There shall not fail thee a man upon the throne of Israel.”   I Kings 9:3 - 5

 

GOD’s Holy City, Jerusalem, is the place where HE will again dwell among HIS People and where they will rejoice before HIM on HIS designated Holy Feast Days. 

 

“And the desolate land shall be tilled, whereas it lay desolate in the sight of all that passed by. And they shall say, This land that was desolate is become like the garden of Eden; and the waste and desolate and ruined cities are become fenced, and are inhabited. Then the heathen that are left round about you shall know that I the LORD build the ruined places, and plant that that was desolate: I the LORD have spoken it, and I will do it. Thus saith the Lord GOD; I will yet for this be inquired of by the house of Israel, to do it for them; I will increase them with men like a flock. As the holy flock, as the flock of Jerusalem in her solemn feasts; so shall the waste cities be filled with flocks of men: and they shall know that I am the LORD.”   Ezekiel 36:34 - 38

 

The Holy City, Jerusalem is the place GOD’s People, the Children of Israel, and Gentiles will go to bow to HIM and to give HIM the Praise HE so earnestly deserves.  Jerusalem is the place where HE wants HIS Priests to minister before HIM and present the daily offerings HE has required of them and to bless the Israelites for abiding by HIS Ways. 

 

“But 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

 

“…O LORD God of our fathers, art not thou God in heaven? and rulest not thou over all the kingdoms of the heathen? and in thine hand is there not power and might, so that none is able to withstand thee? Art not thou our God, who didst drive out the inhabitants of this land before thy people Israel, and gavest it to the seed of Abraham thy friend for ever?”   II Chronicles 20:6,7

 

“And I brought you into a plentiful country, to eat the fruit thereof and the goodness thereof; but when ye entered, ye defiled my land, and made mine heritage an abomination.”   Jeremiah 2:7

 

“And first I will recompense their iniquity and their sin double; because they have defiled my land, they have filled mine inheritance with the carcases of their detestable and abominable things.”   Jeremiah 16:18

 

“And say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; In the day when I chose Israel, and lifted up mine hand unto the seed of the house of Jacob, and made myself known unto them in the land of Egypt, when I lifted up mine hand unto them, saying, I am the LORD your God; In the day that I lifted up mine hand unto them, to bring them forth of the land of Egypt into a land that I had espied for them, flowing with milk and honey, which is the glory of all lands:”   Ezekiel 20:5,6

 

“I will accept you with your sweet savour, when I bring you out from the people, and gather you out of the countries wherein ye have been scattered; and I will be sanctified in you before the heathen. And ye shall know that I am the LORD, when I shall bring you into the land of Israel, into the country for the which I lifted up mine hand to give it to your fathers. And there shall ye remember your ways, and all your doings, wherein ye have been defiled; and ye shall loathe yourselves in your own sight for all your evils that ye have committed.”   Ezekiel 20:41 - 43

 

“And ye shall dwell in the land that I gave to your fathers; and ye shall be my people, and I will be your God.”   Ezekiel 36:28

 

“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:”   Ezekiel 37:21

 

“And I will plant them upon their land, and they shall no more be pulled up out of their land which I have given them, saith the LORD thy God.”   Amos 9:15

 

“And many nations shall be joined to the LORD in that day, and shall be my people: and I will dwell in the midst of thee, and thou shalt know that the LORD of hosts hath sent me unto thee. And the LORD shall inherit Judah his portion in the holy land, and shall choose Jerusalem again.”   Zechariah 2:11,12

 

At the time of the reign of King Solomon, he prayed to the Holy ONE of Israel for the exiled Nation of Israel and for the Strangers who would turn to HIM.  His prayer is one of humbleness and utmost concern for all peoples, if they would only worship the Most High GOD of Israel and be obedient unto HIS Laws, Statutes, and Judgments.

 

“What prayer and supplication soever be made by any man, or by all thy people Israel, which shall know every man the plague of his own heart, and spread forth his hands toward this house: Then hear thou in heaven thy dwelling place, and forgive, and do, and give to every man according to his ways, whose heart thou knowest; (for thou, even thou only, knowest the hearts of all the children of men;) That they may fear thee all the days that they live in the land which thou gavest unto our fathers. Moreover concerning a stranger, that is not of thy people Israel, but cometh out of a far country for thy name's sake; (For they shall hear of thy great name, and of thy strong hand, and of thy stretched out arm;) when he shall come and pray toward this house; Hear thou in heaven thy dwelling place, and do according to all that the stranger calleth to thee for: that all people of the earth may know thy name, to fear thee, as do thy people Israel; and that they may know that this house, which I have builded, is called by thy name. If thy people go out to battle against their enemy, whithersoever thou shalt send them, and shall pray unto the LORD toward the city which thou hast chosen, and toward the house that I have built for thy name: Then hear thou in heaven their prayer and their supplication, and maintain their cause. If they sin against thee, (for there is no man that sinneth not,) and thou be angry with them, and deliver them to the enemy, so that they carry them away captives unto the land of the enemy, far or near; Yet if they shall bethink themselves in the land whither they were carried captives, and repent, and make supplication unto thee in the land of them that carried them captives, saying, We have sinned, and have done perversely, we have committed wickedness; And so return unto thee with all their heart, and with all their soul, in the land of their enemies, which led them away captive, and pray unto thee toward their land, which thou gavest unto their fathers, the city which thou hast chosen, and the house which I have built for thy name: Then hear thou their prayer and their supplication in heaven thy dwelling place, and maintain their cause, And forgive thy people that have sinned against thee, and all their transgressions wherein they have transgressed against thee, and give them compassion before them who carried them captive, that they may have compassion on them: For they be thy people, and thine inheritance, which thou broughtest forth out of Egypt, from the midst of the furnace of iron: That thine eyes may be open unto the supplication of thy servant, and unto the supplication of thy people Israel, to hearken unto them in all that they call for unto thee. For thou didst separate them from among all the people of the earth, to be thine inheritance, as thou spakest by the hand of Moses thy servant, when thou broughtest our fathers out of Egypt, O Lord GOD.”   I Kings 8:38 - 53

 

“And let these my words, wherewith I have made supplication before the LORD, be nigh unto the LORD our God day and night, that he maintain the cause of his servant, and the cause of his people Israel at all times, as the matter shall require: That all the people of the earth may know that the LORD is God, and that there is none else.

 

“And Solomon offered a sacrifice of peace offerings, which he offered unto the LORD, two and twenty thousand oxen, and an hundred and twenty thousand sheep. So the king and all the children of Israel dedicated the house of the LORD.”  I Kings 8:59,60,63

 

The Merciful CREATOR GOD of Israel did not put it in King Solomon’s heart to pray this prayer for naught.  Given troubled times, people will have no choice but to turn to the GOD that formed the Heavens and the Earth and do as HE has required.  And of a certainty, when the days of GOD’s Wrath are ended, we will enjoy HIS Glorious Peace on this Earth, finally!

 

If I have anything at all to do with it, let it be known that the cost for rebuilding GOD’s Holy Temple and HIS Holy City, Jerusalem, will bear a tag of not less than one trillion dollars.   And then we will start to figure on the cost for upgrading all the Land of Milk and Honey.  This is not an unreasonable amount.  And besides, I truly believe that nations will be happy to make contributions towards a cause that will manifest Righteousness and Magnify and Exalt the True and Living GOD, the CREATOR GOD of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob in order that HIS Peace and Happiness for all will encompass this globe.

 

Moreover, once again there will be a highway home for Israelites and many of us will go over the Jordan River, as we make our way back to our culture and our heritage.  And the sooner we return back to Our GOD of Israel and back to HIS Ways, the sooner our journey home will manifest and the sooner our SAVIOR GOD of Israel will finish with the ruthless rulers of HIS Earth. 

 

“All the ends of the world shall remember and turn unto the LORD:

and all the kindreds of the nations shall worship before thee.

 

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

Psalm 22:27,28

 

“Lift up your heads, O ye gates; and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors;

and the King of glory shall come in.

 

“Who is this King of glory? The LORD strong and mighty,

the LORD mighty in battle.

 

“Lift up your heads, O ye gates; even lift them up, ye everlasting doors;

and the King of glory shall come in.

 

10 Who is this King of glory? The LORD of hosts, he is the King of glory.

Selah.”

Psalm 24:7 - 10

 

“Who among you will give ear to this?

who will hearken and hear for the time to come?”

Isaiah 42:23

 

Be Blessed in the Ways of the CREATOR GOD and Exalt HIS Holy Name!

 

BLESS THE LORD GOD OF ISRAEL O MY SOUL AND ALL THAT IS WITHIN ME BLESS HIS HOLY NAME FOREVER AND FOR EVERMORE!

 

LET US EXALT THE HOLY ONE OF ISRAEL IN TRUTH AND IN RIGHTEOUSNESS ALWAYS AND FOREVER!

 

Tziona Yisrael,

Servant of the Most High GOD of Israel for HIS Holy Name’s Sake!

 

***

 

“We have heard with our ears, O God, our fathers have told us, what work thou didst in their days, in the times of old. How thou didst drive out the heathen with thy hand, and plantedst them; how thou didst afflict the people, and cast them out.

 

For they got not the land in possession by their own sword,

neither did their own arm save them: but thy right hand, and thine arm,

and the light of thy countenance, because thou hadst a favour unto them.

Thou art my King, O God: command deliverances for Jacob.

Through thee will we push down our enemies:

through thy name will we tread them under that rise up against us.

For I will not trust in my bow, neither shall my sword save me.

But thou hast saved us from our enemies, and hast put them to shame

that hated us. In God we boast all the day long, and praise thy name for ever. Selah.”

Psalm 44:1 – 8

 

BLESS THE LORD, YIHOVAH,

GOD OF ABRAHAM, ISAAC, AND JACOB,

BLESS THE LORD, O MY SOUL

AND ALL THAT IS WITHIN ME, BLESS HIS HOLY NAME!

 

*****

 

“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.

 

“Sing, O ye heavens; for the LORD hath done it: shout,

ye lower parts of the earth: break forth into singing,

ye mountains, O forest, and every tree therein:

for the LORD hath redeemed Jacob, and glorified himself in Israel.”

Isaiah 44:21 - 23

 

“But Zion said, 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.”

Isaiah 49:14 - 16

 

“Fear not; for thou shalt not be ashamed: neither be thou confounded;

for thou shalt not be put to shame:

for thou shalt forget the shame of thy youth,

and shalt not remember the reproach of thy widowhood any more.

 

“For 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 54:4 - 8

 

O TASTE AND SEE THAT THE LORD OUR GOD OF ISRAEL

IS JUST AND GOOD!

 

 

FEAR AND GLORY YIHOVAH AND BE OBEDIENT TO HIS LAW

AND TO HIS WORD TO HIS TRUE PROPHETS!

 

*****

“The eyes of the LORD are upon the righteous,

and his ears are open unto their cry. 

The face of the LORD is against them that do evil,

to cut off the remembrance of them from the earth.”

Psalm 34:15,16

 

“For with thee is the fountain of life: in thy light shall we see light.

continue thy lovingkindness unto them that know thee;

and thy righteousness to the upright in heart.”

Psalm 36:9,10

 

“The right hand of the LORD is exalted:

the right hand of the LORD doeth valiantly.

I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the LORD.

The LORD hath chastened me sore: but he hath not given me over unto death.”

Psalm 118:16 - 18

 

“Hear the word of the LORD, ye children of Israel:

for the LORD hath a controversy with the inhabitants of the land,

because there is no truth, nor mercy, nor knowledge of God in the land.”

Hosea 4:1

 

 

O TASTE AND SEE THAT THE LORD IS JUST AND GOOD!

 

Tziona Yisrael,

Servant of the Most High GOD of Israel for HIS Holy Name’s Sake!

 

*****

 

REFLECTING ON GOD’S WORD IN REGARD TO

HIS SEVENTH DAY SABBATH COMMANDMENT!

 

REMEMBER, THIS IS HIS ANNIVERSARY DAY OF REST,

AND OUR DAY TO KEEP IN REST AND AS A SIGN BETWEEN

HIM AND THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL!

 

“Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them.

And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made;

and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made.

And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it:

because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.”

Genesis 2:1 – 3

 

“…the LORD hath given you the sabbath, therefore he giveth

you on the sixth day the bread of two days; abide ye every man in his place,

let no man go out of his place on the seventh day.”

Exodus 16:29

 

“…this thing commanded I them, saying, Obey my voice, and I will be your God, and ye shall be my people: and walk ye in all the ways

that I have commanded you, that it may be well unto you.

But they hearkened not, nor inclined their ear, but walked in the counsels

and in the imagination of their evil heart, and went backward, and not forward.”

Jeremiah 7:23,24

 

“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:”

Jeremiah 11:3,4

 

As most of you know, I am a firm believer in living GOD’s Book of the Law, and that I strongly stress observance of GOD’s Holy Seventh Day Sabbath that HE proclaimed a “SIGN” between HIM and HIS Chosen People, Israel.  To strengthen the great significance of GOD’s Hallowed Seventh Day, HE used this Day of REST to prove HIS People, the Israelites, to see if they would walk in HIS LAW, or no (Exodus 16:4).

 

It didn’t take GOD long to find out that HIS Chosen People HE had JUST DELIVERED out of Egyptian bondage by HIS Mighty Hand before their very eyes, did not FEAR HIM to be OBEDIENT to HIS COMMANDMENT of the Holy Seventh Day of Rest.  The Holy ONE of Israel made no comment when the Israelites left the Manna “til the morning and it bred worms and stank.”  But, it was Moses who “was wroth with them.”  However, when some of the Children of Israel went out on the Seventh Day Sabbath to gather Manna, this, without a doubt, deeply upset the Holy ONE of Israel.

 

“And it came to pass, that there went out some of the people on the seventh day for to gather, and they found none. And the LORD said unto Moses, How long refuse ye to keep my commandments and my laws?”   Exodus 16:27,28

 

The Israelites had failed their test!  It is obvious that the Holy ONE DID NOT want the Israelites leaving their places on HIS Holy Seventh Day of COMPLETE REST (Shabbatone in Hebrew).  And for some of us, if this is not understood, then Exodus 16:29 makes GOD’s COMMANDMENT perfectly clear without a shadow of a doubt.

 

“…the LORD hath given you the sabbath, therefore he giveth you on the sixth day the bread of two days; abide ye every man in his place, let no man go out of his place on the seventh day.” 

 

The questions now become, Is the Holy ONE of Israel still proving us to see if we “will walk in HIS LAW, or no?”  Is HE still using HIS Holy Sabbath Day as an indicator, and are we at liberty to violate GOD’s COMMANDMENT “to abide every man in his place on the Seventh Day”?  Also, can we be expected to return to our heritage if we do violate this COMMANDMENT?

 

“Her priests have violated my law, and have profaned mine holy things: they have put no difference between the holy and profane, neither have they shewed difference between the unclean and the clean, and have hid their eyes from my sabbaths, and I am profaned among them.”   Ezekiel 22:26

 

Perhaps at this point, I should make readers aware of the basis for this particular post.

 

Before the recent “KenesiYAH Conference” in Jackson, Tennessee held on November 12 – 14, a notice was circulated stating, “This Conference Stars YHWH King Of The Universe!!”

 

Because the Conference called for activities on GOD’s Holy Sabbath Day of Complete REST, I knew that most of the attendees, if not all, would be leaving their places (homes and hotel rooms) on the Seventh Day, November 13, to take part in whatever was being offered on GOD’s Holy Day.  In my heart, I was immediately critical of this Conference for going against GOD’s COMMANDMENT to abide in our places on the Seventh Day of Rest.  Also, knowing fully well that the GOD of Israel is against bearing burdens on HIS Holy Sabbath Day, I thought to challenge the promoter for circulating that “This Conference Stars YHWH King Of the Universe” - words that were clearly construed to draw a crowd but displeased YIHOVAH.  And I wasn’t at all in agreement with charging a fee to attend the Conference, either. 

 

However, I, for some reason, changed my mind about contacting the promoter.  And in the interim, I learned that the Conference was a success and people had really gotten something out of this gathering.  Then I thought to myself how wonderful it is for Israelites to Glory and PRAISE the Holy ONE and rejoice in revering ONLY HIM.  I also thought that the GOD of Israel might have been truly pleased with the Conference and that perhaps HE had changed the WAY HE wants us to observe HIS Holy Seventh Day of REST.  I told myself that perhaps we CAN indeed gather and teach on this Hallowed Day.  Although I had these thoughts, I didn’t seek the Holy ONE for clarification on the matter.    And I left it at that without considering putting this notion of gathering on the Sabbath to the test and without further thoughts about the issue until this past Friday, November 19, just a few days after the Conference ended when the Holy ONE of Israel gave me clarification on the matter. 

 

On this Friday, while going about my daily readings, the Holy ONE showed me that we must keep HIS LAW, as it is written or face the consequences.  And no matter how zealous and passionate we are about our concerns to worship Our GOD of Israel, and no matter how jubilant and how much Praise and admiration we bestow upon HIM in a Conference, in a parade, or in the privacy of our homes, we have got to remain bound and TRUE to HIS LAWS – ALL OF THEM - to remember to do and observe them, as HE has COMMANDED, for this Divine LAW IS OUR LIFE and is to be kept (as it is written) FOREVER!

 

“And he said unto them, 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

 

“Therefore thou shalt love the LORD thy God, and keep his charge, and his statutes, and his judgments, and his commandments, alway.”   Deuteronomy 11:1

 

“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

 

“But the LORD, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt with great power and a stretched out arm, him shall ye fear, and him shall ye worship, and to him shall ye do sacrifice. And the statutes, and the ordinances, and the law, and the commandment, which he wrote for you, ye shall observe to do for evermore; and ye shall not fear other gods.”   II Kings 17:36,37

 

The passage the Holy ONE showed me in Scripture that caused me to recall the November 12 – 13 KenesiYAH Conference and the activities held on GOD’s Holy Seventh Day of Rest entailed the relocation of GOD’s Ark.  I did not search for this passage.  This passage was brought to me…ALL PRAISES DUE TO THE HOLY ONE!

 

“And David and all Israel played before God with all their might, and with singing, and with harps, and with psalteries, and with timbrels, and with cymbals, and with trumpets.”   I Chronicles 13:8

 

Without a doubt, King David and ALL Israel played before GOD WITH ALL THEIR MIGHT with SINGING, HARPS, PSALTERIES, TIMBRELS, CYMBOLS, and TRUMPETS.  For sure the Israelites made a great tumultuous noise in sincere PRAISE of the Most High GOD of Israel.  And indeed HE was taking notice!

 

I remember many years ago reading this passage for the very first time thinking about how wonderful it was for Israel to Praise GOD and how pleased HE must have been seeing HIS People exalting HIM with such joyfulness and fervor.  But at that time, as I continued reading the chapter, something happened in the passage that I’m sure has caused Israelites and the Stranger alike to wonder why this GOD of Israel would so severely punish a man, during this moment of exultation and joy of HIM, for putting forth his hand to steady HIS Ark.  I read on with great sorrow for Uzza, seeking a valid reason for his death.

 

“And when they came unto the threshingfloor of Chidon, Uzza put forth his hand to hold the ark; for the oxen stumbled.  And the anger of the LORD was kindled against Uzza, and he smote him, because he put his hand to the ark: and there he died before God.”   I Chronicles 13:9,10

 

The valid reason was and still is KEEP GOD’s LAWS for HE will not forgo punishment if we don’t.  For me, this passage was a tremendous wakeup call that made me realize that no matter what…we, Israelites, must take heed to obey all GOD’s COMMANDMENTS, as they are written.  And when in doubt, leave the issue alone!

 

The Conference of November 12 – 14, I’m sure was well organized with the Holy ONE in mind to draw as many people as possible and to make as much money as possible.  But given GOD’s LAW of the Holy Sabbath Day to “abide ye every man in his place, let no man go out of his place on the Seventh Day,” has GOD given HIS consent and endorsed leaving our places, driving cars, teaching, and holding a Sabbath Service on this Seventh Day of Complete REST?  Now, since reading the passage about Uzza, I know for sure, the Holy ONE of Israel has not changed HIS LAW of the Sabbath.  It is yet valid, and we are bound to it, as well as to ALL of GOD’s LAWS.  And like Nehemiah, I remind everyone of how our forefathers profaned GOD’s Holy Day of REST even after having just returned to the land out of Babylonian captivity.

 

“Did not your fathers thus, and did not our God bring all this evil upon us, and upon this city? yet ye bring more wrath upon Israel by profaning the sabbath.”  

Nehemiah 13:18

 

If we are specifically advised to keep GOD’s Sabbath or be punished with death, that our servants, oxen, asses, and cattle are also supposed to rest, as well, and COMMANDED NOT to bear burdens on the Holy Seventh Day of Rest, then we have no business scheduling activities on this Holy Shabbatone (Sabbath of Complete REST Day).  If the Holy ONE wanted us assembling on HIS Holy Seventh Day of Rest, then HE would not have COMMANDED us to abide in our places on this Day of REST!!!  Surely that makes a lot of sense, right?  

 

“But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates: For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.”   Exodus 20:10,11

 

“Speak thou also unto the children of Israel, saying, Verily my sabbaths ye shall keep: for it is a sign between me and you throughout your generations; that ye may know that I am the LORD that doth sanctify you. Ye shall keep the sabbath therefore; for it is holy unto you: every one that defileth it shall surely be put to death: for whosoever doeth any work therein, that soul shall be cut off from among his people.  Six days may work be done; but in the seventh is the sabbath of rest, holy to the LORD: whosoever doeth any work in the sabbath day, he shall surely be put to death.”   Exodus 31:13 - 15

 

“Six days thou shalt labour, and do all thy work: But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, nor thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thine ox, nor thine ass, nor any of thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates; that thy manservant and thy maidservant may rest as well as thou.”   Deuteronomy 5:13,14

 

“And it came to pass, that when the gates of Jerusalem began to be dark before the sabbath, I commanded that the gates should be shut, and charged that they should not be opened till after the sabbath: and some of my servants set I at the gates, that there should no burden be brought in on the sabbath day.”  

Nehemiah 13:19

 

“Thus saith the LORD; Take heed to yourselves, and bear no burden on the sabbath day, nor bring it in by the gates of Jerusalem; Neither carry forth a burden out of your houses on the sabbath day, neither do ye any work, but hallow ye the sabbath day, as I commanded your fathers. But they obeyed not, neither inclined their ear, but made their neck stiff, that they might not hear, nor receive instruction. And it shall come to pass, if ye diligently hearken unto me, saith the LORD, to bring in no burden through the gates of this city on the sabbath day, but hallow the sabbath day, to do no work therein; Then shall there enter into the gates of this city kings and princes sitting upon the throne of David, riding in chariots and on horses, they, and their princes, the men of Judah, and the inhabitants of Jerusalem: and this city shall remain for ever.”   Jeremiah 17:21 – 25

 

“But if ye will not hearken unto me to hallow the sabbath day, and not to bear a burden, even entering in at the gates of Jerusalem on the sabbath day; then will I kindle a fire in the gates thereof, and it shall devour the palaces of Jerusalem, and it shall not be quenched.”   Jeremiah 17:27

 

Although there is nothing written above about picking up sticks on the Holy Sabbath Day of REST, GOD condemned a man to death for this act (Numbers 15:32-35).  Doesn’t this sentence of death expound upon the great importance of observing this Holy Day, as it is written and not according to what we feel is acceptable?  Of course it does!  GOD is as serious as a heart attack about our KEEPING HIS Holy Seventh Day of COMPLETE REST and about JUDGING us if we profane it.  Other than picking up sticks on GOD’s Holy Seventh Day of REST, what else might we do to cause Our GOD of Israel to be angry and “smite” or condemn us to death as HE did with Uzza and the man who was found picking up sticks on HIS Holy Seventh Day Sabbath?  What about CARRYING all the books, charts, video equipment, teaching aids, and other paraphernalia we need for instruction and for the operation of the Conference?  Who are we fooling?  All of us are aware of what it entails to organize and hold a Conference.  It takes a lot of WORK, as well as a lot of energy to sustain each day’s agenda, and I am only making reference to the activities that are scheduled on GOD’s Holy Seventh Day Sabbath. 

 

What about the hot meals served at the hotels or at the meeting place on the Holy Seventh Day when we are COMMANDED to prepare on the Sixth Day the food to be eaten on the Seventh Day of REST?  What about burdening someone to bear even sandwiches and beverages to drink if food is served at the meeting place?  What about getting from the hotel to the meeting place?  What about driving or being driven to the meeting place?  Think about all the work that transpires on a three-day Conference that includes GOD’s Holy Day of COMPLETE REST. 

 

And when we involve ourselves in all these transactions, we say, “This Conference Stars YHWH King Of The Universe.”  I don’t think so!  As a matter of fact, I know what “Thus Saith the LORD,” and I know better!  According to HIS WORD, HE is not pleased and no more pleased with us than HE was with Uzza, King David, and the others.  I also know that Our GOD is not pleased with our charging a fee to hear HIS WORD. 

 

“The heads thereof judge for reward, and the priests thereof teach for hire, and the prophets thereof divine for money: yet will they lean upon the LORD, and say, Is not the LORD among us? none evil can come upon us.”   Micah 3:11

 

I see nothing wrong with Israelites devising ways to raise money, but given the above verse, we should keep GOD’s Ways out of such plans, i.e., don’t make money off of the WORD of GOD.  By all means, create jobs, have dances, parties, sell dinners, plan spring, summer, and winter attractions, and keep them above suspicion, but don’t include a fee if at all GOD’s WORD is involved.  Let us be about following GOD’s Counsel and not that of our own.  And I can’t stress enough that it does not entail charging and paying money to hear HIS Truth.  When our hearts are right, Our GOD prospers our way.  When our hearts are NOT right, there is no peace to the wicked. 

 

When GOD did not pardon what Uzza did while King David and the Israelites were rejoicing before the Holy ONE giving HIM Praise and Glory, then what imaginations of our hearts think we can be pardoned for breaking GOD’s Law of the Seventh Day when HE distinctly COMMANDED us to “ABIDE YE EVERY MAN IN HIS PLACE, LET NO MAN GO OUT OF HIS PLACE ON THE SEVENTH DAY”?  Is this not a COMMANDMENT?  If you agree that it is, then how can we justify leaving our places on this Holy Seventh Day of REST to participate in any kind of service - Conference, Unity Shabbot or other?  The GOD of Israel does not change, and HE is not going to change HIS Law of the Holy Seventh Day that dates back to the end of HIS CREATION.  

 

“Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them. And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made. And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.”   Genesis 2:1 – 3

 

“Thou camest down also upon mount Sinai, and spakest with them from heaven, and gavest them right judgments, and true laws, good statutes and commandments: And madest known unto them thy holy sabbath, and commandedst them precepts, statutes, and laws, by the hand of Moses thy servant:”   Nehemiah 9:13,14

 

GOD’s Holy Seventh Day is an anniversary in remembrance of the Six Days it took HIM to CREATE the Heavens and the Earth and all things therein.  Therefore, regardless of how much we invest in this day being of spiritual significance in Conferences or other affairs to show forth HIS Praise, we are so wrong to do so.  And it’s simply because Our GOD wants us in our places on HIS Holy Seventh Day Sabbath.  By the way, if the Conference is on a weekend, there is nothing wrong with staying in our hotel rooms when the Sabbath begins and until it’s over. 

 

After GOD COMMANDED us to abide in our places on HIS Holy Seventh Day, as we know, a man thought it was all right to gather sticks.  Today many Israelites feel it’s quite all right to drive cars and use other means of transportation to ASSEMBLE and give Praise and Thanksgiving to Our GOD on HIS Holy Seventh Day, but when we do, we are ever so wrong.  Actually, we are dead wrong!

 

GOD’s LAWS, COMMANDMENTS, and HIS WORD to HIS Prophets speak volumes, and unless GOD stipulated changes, there are no exceptions to HIS Ordinances.   Throughout the “Old Testament,” we find that GOD sent HIS Prophets and instructed them to rise up early to go to the Israelites to urge them to return back to the LAW that HE gave to HIS Prophet Moses.  I only reiterate that which has already been COMMANDED of us.  And we can either accept GOD’s LAWS or contrive justification to circumvent them.  If we are in agreement to accept GOD’s LAWS, then we cannot dismiss the LAW to abide in our places on GOD’s Holy Seventh Day of REST.  It’s just that simple.  Throughout GOD’s WORD, we learn that we must follow GOD’s LAW or face repercussions.

 

“But the word is very nigh unto thee, in thy mouth, and in thy heart, that thou mayest do it. See, I have set before thee this day life and good, and death and evil; In that I command thee this day to love the LORD thy God, to walk in his ways, and to keep his commandments and his statutes and his judgments, that thou mayest live and multiply: and the LORD thy God shall bless thee in the land whither thou goest to possess it.”   Deuteronomy 30:14 - 16

 

“Yet they obeyed not, nor inclined their ear, but walked every one in the imagination of their evil heart: therefore I will bring upon them all the words of this covenant, which I commanded them to do; but they did them not.”  Jeremiah 11:8

 

Let us not forget that OBEDIENCE to GOD’s LAW should be our highest priority IF it is our intention to return back to our heritage (Deuteronomy 30:1-3 and I Samuel 15:19). 

 

“Ye have seen what I did unto the Egyptians, and how I bare you on eagles' wings, and brought you unto myself.  Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people: for all the earth is mine:  And ye shall be unto me a kingdom of priests, and an holy nation. These are the words which thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel.”   Exodus 19:4 – 6

 

“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 4:29 – 31

 

“And Moses and the priests the Levites spake unto all Israel, saying, Take heed, and hearken, O Israel; this day thou art become the people of the LORD thy God. Thou shalt therefore obey the voice of the LORD thy God, and do his commandments and his statutes, which I command thee this day.”   Deuteronomy 27:9,10

 

“If thou wilt not observe to do all the words of this law that are written in this book, that thou mayest fear this glorious and fearful name, THE LORD THY GOD; Then the LORD will make thy plagues wonderful, and the plagues of thy seed, even great plagues, and of long continuance, and sore sicknesses, and of long continuance. Moreover he will bring upon thee all the diseases of Egypt, which thou wast afraid of; and they shall cleave unto thee. Also every sickness, and every plague, which is not written in the book of this law, them will the LORD bring upon thee, until thou be destroyed.”   Deuteronomy 28:58 – 61

 

“And 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

 

“Who among you will give ear to this? who will hearken and hear for the time to come? Who gave Jacob for a spoil, and Israel to the robbers? did not the LORD, he against whom we have sinned? for they would not walk in his ways, neither were they obedient unto his law.”   Isaiah 42:23,24

 

Thus, I urge everyone to consider ALL GOD’s COMMANDMENTS, especially in regard to holding Conferences, teaching, and doing any other activities on GOD’s Holy Seventh Day of REST since we are supposed to abide in our places on this Holy Seventh Day.  NO ONE is in favor of coming together to sing and give Praise to the Holy ONE of Israel, Our GOD and SAVIOR, more than myself – NO ONE!  But I would make arrangements for such an occasion to be held on any day but GOD’s Seventh Day of REST!  And we have six other days from which to choose for assembling and gathering for Spiritual Reunions. 

 

Enough of seeking the imaginations of our hearts and devising new means and ways to divine and worship Our GOD of Israel.   The GOD of Israel has already established how HE wants us to serve and worship HIM:  according to HIS LAW and with our whole heart and soul and in Righteousness.   Therefore, seek GOD’s Counsel and abide by HIS Ways that HE left written for us to follow.  If revelations and the imaginations of our hearts that we embark upon are not in accord with Isaiah 8:20, then these teachings, persuasions, endeavors, events, and doings are not encouraged by Our GOD of Israel. 

 

“To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.”  Isaiah 8:20

 

We must not ever forget that although we are GOD’s Chosen People, “LIFE” is not about the Children of Israel.  The ideal “LIFE” (style) is about keeping GOD’s Laws, Statutes, and Judgments and, in doing so, enjoying peace, happiness, and prosperity in our heritage with Our GOD in our midst!  This “LIFE,” per se, is the panacea, the Divine Utopia that all peoples upon this Earth should seek for keeping GOD’s Ways of Righteousness and serving and worshipping HIM is with great rewards.

 

Like many of us, I seek to return to our heritage, and it will only happen when we decide to be OBEDIENT to GOD’s LAWS that HE gave to HIS Prophet Moses for us to live and do.  So eager we are to be accepted, recognized, and joined with others, but is this what matters?  We must be extremely cautious in all that we do.  Praise is comely only for the upright.  We can have a thousand with us, but if the Holy ONE of Israel is not with us, then, let’s face it, we are lost! 

 

“The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul:

the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple.

The statutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart:

the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes.

The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring for ever:

the judgments of the LORD are true and righteous altogether.

More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold:

sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.

Moreover by them is thy servant warned:

and in keeping of them there is great reward.”

Psalm 19:7 - 11

 

FEAR AND GLORY YIHOVAH AND HONOR AND KEEP ALL HIS COMMANDMENTS, LAWS, STATUTES, AND JUDGMENTS!

 

*****

 

“I am the LORD thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. Thou shalt have no other gods before me.”  

Exodus 20:2,3

 

“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.”  

Deuteronomy 6:4,5

 

*****

 

IT IS IN VAIN TO SEEK PROSPERITY AND RELIEF IN THIS CAPTIVITY!

 

Our afflictions result from the curses Our GOD put upon us, and nothing we do will alleviate this misery in America.  And sooner than later, we will all come to know this truth.  The death, sickness, suffering, and despair among us is too great for us to bear.  Thus, it is incumbent upon us to get Our GOD’s attention to hear our supplications and change the times, in order that we will return to HIM and to our heritage and live according to HIS Ways of Righteousness.  No one lives for the True and Living GOD.  No one is in Jerusalem professing HIS Holy Name and Exalting HIM.  And no one is making the sacrifices and offerings HE loves.  IF things are to change, then we must start the process.  After all, we were formed to show forth GOD’s Praise BUT in the land where HE has ordained Israelites to serve HIM (Ezekiel 20:40,41), and the United States has nothing to do with it!  In America, Our GOD won’t let us forget that we were exiled to serve our enemies in their lands for our great sins against Our Loving GOD that gave us everything and more than that.  When will we wake up to realize the power of our actions.  Our love for our GOD and HIS LAW got us in the land flowing with milk and honey, and our transgressions against HIM got us enslaved under ruthless Gentiles.  BUT if we use our energies to live according to GOD’s Book of the Law and appeal to ONLY HIM for Deliverance, rather than succumb to life in Gentile lands, then we can expect, through GOD’s Blessings, a dramatic change in our lives.

 

“HIS Hand is stretched out still,” and it’s up to us to determine our destiny.  The “Dry Bones” CAN live but only if they will turn to the Holy ONE of Israel and live by HIS Book of the Law, as it is written.

 

“Therefore is the anger of the LORD kindled against his people,

and he hath stretched forth his hand against them, and hath smitten them:

and the hills did tremble, and their carcases were torn in the midst of the streets. For all this his anger is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still.

And he will lift up an ensign to the nations from far, and will hiss unto them

from the end of the earth: and, behold, they shall come with speed swiftly:”

Isaiah 5:25,26

 

“Be ye therefore very courageous to keep and to do all that is

written in the book of the law of Moses, that ye turn not aside

therefrom to the right hand or to the left;

 

“That ye come not among these nations, these that remain among you;

neither make mention of the name of their gods, nor cause to swear by them, neither serve them, nor bow yourselves unto them:

 

“But cleave unto the LORD your God, as ye have done unto this day.”

Joshua 23:6 - 8

 

“And said, If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the LORD thy God, and wilt do that which is right in his sight, and wilt give ear to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am the LORD that healeth thee.”

Exodus 15:26

 

***

 

O LORD GOD of Israel,

 

Spare the Elders of Israel.  Open their eyes, Father, and cause them to fear you to do your Will.  Have Mercy, O LORD GOD of Israel and cause the world to know your TRUTH.  FORGIVE, Father of Abraham and remember your Covenant with Jacob and your Promises to the Children of Israel.  Remember your Holy City Jerusalem and remember King Solomon’s Prayer for you to hear us when we pray toward your Holy City.  Save us, Father, for ONLY YOU have that power.  SAVE us as you saved our forefathers out of Egypt by your Awesome SUPREMACY and MIGHT.  Don’t leave us to waste away in the lands of our captivity. 

 

In your own words, LORD GOD of Israel, “Let us reason together.”  We need you, LORD GOD, like we’ve never needed you before.  Make haste, Dear Father of Israel,  Save the SEED of Jacob and let us LIVE FOR YOU in Righteousness.

 

O TASTE AND SEE THAT THE LORD

IS MERCIFUL AND GOOD!

 

FEAR AND GLORY YIHOVAH FOR WE HAVE ONLY HIM, THE ONE MERCIFUL GOD THAT IS TRUE TO HIS WORD AND THAT LISTENS WHEN WE CALL UPON HIM WITH A CONTRITE SPIRIT!

 

 

FEAR AND GLORY THE HOLY ONE OF ISRAEL, GIVE THANKS TO HIM, AND BLESS HIS HOLY NAME!

 

Tziona Yisrael

Servant of the Most High GOD of Israel for HIS Holy Name’s Sake!

 

*****

 

DEAR LORD GOD OF ABRAHAM, ISAAC, AND JACOB, THE CREATOR GOD,

 

TAKE BACK your Universe! 

Don’t let your enemies and the rebellious triumph over your wondrous WORKS!  This is your planet, your CREATION. 

 

You CREATED it, and you alone deserve ALL the PRAISE and GLORY!

Establish your RIGHTEOUSNESS for a world of Peace, Truth, and Happiness

for your MAJESTY and EXALTATION ALONE!

 

TAKE BACK your Holy Land that you PROMISED to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob

AND the SEED of the Children of Israel!

 

TAKE BACK your Holy City,

that you established for your Praise and Glory and for your Holy Temple wherein all Nations will bow to you and worship YOU ALONE.

 

TAKE BACK your Holy People, YIHOVAH!

Save those of us who seek to follow your Book of the Law, as it is written!

 

LORD GOD OF ABRAHAM, ISAAC, AND JACOB, SAVE your Chosen, the SEED of Jacob,The Remnant you are Calling for Your Holy Name’s Sake!

 

SAVE US JUST ONE MORE TIME, HEAVENLY FATHER of Abraham!

 

SAVE US, so that we may Glory in your PRAISE and your EXALTATION!

 

O TASTE AND SEE THAT THE LORD GOD OF ISRAEL IS JUST AND GOOD!

 

FEAR AND GLORY YIHOVAH ALWAYS!

 

Tziona Yisrael,

Servant of the Most High GOD of Israel for HIS Holy Name’s Sake!

 

***

 

“And in that day there shall be a root of Jesse,

which shall stand for an ensign of the people; to it shall the Gentiles seek:

and his rest shall be glorious.

 

“And 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 11:10 - 12

 

“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

 

O TASTE AND SEE

THAT THE LORD GOD OF ISRAEL IS JUST AND GOOD!

 

 *****

 “And many people shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for out of Zion shall go forth the law,

and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.”

Isaiah 2:3

 

“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

 

“At that time they shall call Jerusalem the throne of the LORD; and all the nations shall be gathered unto it, to the name of the LORD, to Jerusalem:

neither shall they walk any more after the imagination of their evil heart. 

In those days the house of Judah shall walk with the house of Israel,

and they shall come together out of the land of the north to the land

that I have given for an inheritance unto your fathers.”

Jeremiah 3:17,18

 

IF WE SINCERELY WANT TO BE A RIGHTEOUS PEOPLE, THEN

WE MUST FOLLOW AND LIVE GOD’S RIGHTEOUS LAW,

AND TO CHANGE EVEN ONE LETTER OF THIS DIVINE LAW

IS TO MINIMIZE THE SIGNIFICANCE AND PURPOSE OF GOD’S

ALREADY DECLARED PATHS OF RIGHTEOUSNESS!

 

“Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Let your hands be strong, ye that hear in these days these words by the mouth of the prophets, which were in the day that the foundation of the house of the LORD of hosts was laid,

that the temple might be built.”

Zechariah 8:9

 

 

O TASTE AND SEE THAT THE LORD GOD OF ISRAEL

IS RIGHTEOUS, JUST, AND GOOD!

 

LET US FEAR AND GLORY YIHOVAH ALWAYS TO BE OBEDIENT TO HIS LAW FOR OUR DELIVERANCE!

 

*****

 

 “Who is wise, and he shall understand these things?

prudent, and he shall know them?

for the ways of the LORD are right, and the just shall walk in them:

but the transgressors shall fall therein.”

Hosea 14:9

 

Be wise to know that Our GOD gives us wisdom and knowledge when we keep HIS LAW!

 

“Behold, I have taught you statutes and judgments, even as the LORD my God commanded me, that ye should do so in the land whither ye go to possess it.

 

“Keep therefore and do them; for this is your wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the nations, which shall hear all these statutes, and say,

Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people.”

Deuteronomy 4:5,6

 

O TASTE AND SEE THAT THE LORD IS JUST AND GOOD!

 

*****

 

“So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and

it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.”

Isaiah 55:11

 

“Thus saith the LORD, Keep ye judgment, and do justice:

for my salvation is near to come, and my righteousness to be revealed.”

Isaiah 56:1

 

“The LORD is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble;

and he knoweth them that trust in him.”

Nahum 1:7

 

LORD GOD of Israel, remember your Covenant with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and observe that some of us seek you with our whole hearts to accept and live by ALL your Righteous and Glorious LAW; therefore, Heavenly Father, make haste to TAKE BACK YOUR UNIVERSE and re-establish the SEED of your Chosen Ones for your PRAISE and GLORY and for your Holy Name’s Sake.

 

“For as the new heavens and the new earth, which I will make, shall remain before me, saith the LORD, SO SHALL YOUR SEED AND YOUR NAME REMAIN.

 

“And it shall come to pass, that from one new moon to another, and from one sabbath to another, shall all flesh come to worship before me, saith the LORD.”

Isaiah 66:22,23

 

“For from the rising of the sun even unto the going down of the same

my name shall be great among the Gentiles;

and in every place incense shall be offered unto my name, and a pure offering:

for my name shall be great among the heathen, saith the LORD of hosts.”

Malachi 1:11

 

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“This people have I formed for myself; they shall shew forth my praise.

“But thou hast not called upon me, O Jacob;

but thou hast been weary of me, O Israel.”

Isaiah 43:21,22

 

“Put me in remembrance: let us plead together: declare thou,

that thou mayest be justified.”

Isaiah 43:26

 

HEAR, O ISRAEL, the LORD Our GOD is ONE LORD!  And it’s our duty to show forth HIS Praise for indeed this is why we were chosen and formed!

 

“And they shall spring up as among the grass,

as willows by the water courses.

 

“One shall say, I am the LORD'S; and another shall call himself by the name of Jacob; and another shall subscribe with his hand unto the LORD,

 

and surname himself  by the name of Israel.”

Isaiah 44:4,5

 

“I have not spoken in secret, in a dark place of the earth: I said not unto the seed of Jacob, Seek ye me in vain: I the LORD speak righteousness,

I declare things that are right.”

Isaiah 45:19

 

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

Isaiah 55:6

 

We have no time to waste!

 

FEAR AND GLORY YIHOVAH ALWAYS!

 

O TASTE AND SEE THAT THE LORD, OUR GOD AND ONLY SAVIOR

IS GOOD AND MERCIFUL TO ALL WHO TURN TO AND TRUST IN HIM TO DO HIS WILL!

 

*****

 

LET THE MOST HIGH GOD OF ISRAEL LIVE IN THE HEARTS OF THE RIGHTEOUS REMNANT ALWAYS AND FOREVER!

 

O TASTE AND SEE THAT THE LORD IS GOOD

AND THAT THERE IS NO OTHER GOD LIKE UNTO HIM!

 

*******

 

Let us return to the very same GOD that Created Heaven and Earth and that saved our forefathers out of Egypt for HE is the True and Living GOD, and there is none else.

 

“…I that am the LORD thy God from the land of Egypt

will yet make thee to dwell in tabernacles, as in the days of the solemn feast.”

Hosea 12:9

 

*******

 

“Therefore wait ye upon me, saith the LORD, until the day that I rise up to the prey:  for my determination is to gather the nations, that

I may assemble the kingdoms,

to pour upon them mine indignation, even all my fierce anger: 

for all the earth shall be devoured with the fire of my jealousy.”

Zephaniah 3:8

 

“I will gather them that are sorrowful for the solemn assembly, who are of thee, to whom the reproach of it was a burden.

 

”Behold, at that time I will undo all that afflict thee:  and I will save her that halteth, and gather her that was driven out; and I will get them praise and fame in every land where they have been put to shame.

 

“At that time will I bring you again, even in the time that I gather you:  for I will make you a name and a praise among all people of the earth,

when I turn back your captivity before your eyes, saith the LORD.”

Zephaniah 3:18

 

HALLELUYAH, HALLELUYAH, HALLELUYAH!

 

FEAR AND GLORY YIHOVAH ALWAYS!

 

*******

 

“Behold, at that time I will undo all that afflict thee:  and I will save her that halteth, and gather her that was driven out; and I will get them praise

and fame in every land where they have been put to shame.

 

“At that time will I bring you again, even in the time that I gather you: 

for I will make you a name and a praise among all people of the earth,

when I turn back your captivity before your eyes, saith the LORD.”  

Zephaniah 3:19,20

 

 

O TASTE AND SEE THAT THE LORD IS GOOD AND

THAT THERE IS NO GOD BUT HIM!

 

BLESSED BE THE MERCIFUL MOST HIGH GOD OF ISRAEL, THE ONE AND ONLY TRUE SAVIOR TO THOSE WHO TRUST IN HIM!

 

*****

 

“See now that I, even I, am he, and there is no god with me:  I kill, and I make alive; I wound, and I heal:  neither is there any that can deliver out of my hand.”  

Deuteronomy 32:39

 

“Fear ye not, neither be afraid:  have not I told thee from that time, and have declared it?  Ye are even my witnesses.  Is there a God besides me?  Yea, there is no God; I know not any.”  

Isaiah 44:8

 

“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 44:22

 

For those of us who truly Fear Our True and Living GOD, let us be blessed with answers to our prayers that HE will deliver us out of bondage just as HE saved our forefathers out of bondage down in Egypt.   We also pray that Our Holy ONE will deal with the Rulers of this World and call HIS Chosen Ones home to our heritage where HE will once again live among us and be Our GOD of gods and LORD of lords and where we will be a LIGHT to the World and show forth HIS Praise and Glory in Truth and in Righteousness FOREVER.

 

O TASTE AND SEE THAT THE LORD, OUR GOD OF ISRAEL, IS JUST AND GOOD to all those who Fear and seek HIM in Truth and in Righteousness!!!   The Holy ONE was with Abram, and HE will be with us, as well if we will just turn to HIM with our whole heart.  I am a Witness!

 

Let’s be ready for the Day of the LORD for therein lies our DELIVERANCE and our return to our heritage if we return to Our ONLY LORD and SAVIOR and be obedient to HIS LAW.

 

FEAR AND GLORY YIHOVAH AND HONOR HIS BOOK OF THE LAW ALWAYS!

 

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“FEARING” YIHOVAH and “OBEDIENCE” to HIS Ways is “Key” to our attaining everything we need to know, do, and accomplish.   And for that, BLESSED BE THE HOLY ONE OF ISRAEL FOR EVER AND EVER!

 

***

 

I PRAY TO BE JOINED WITH THOSE WHO SEEK YIHOVAH IN RIGHTEOUSNESS, BE NUMBERED AMONG HIS SAINTS, AND BE A LIGHT TO THE WORLD FOR HIS FAME AND GLORY.  I PRAY TO BE JOINED WITH THOSE WHO WILL DEMAND THE KEEPING OF GOD’s BOOK OF THE LAW AND WITHOUT ADDING TO OR DIMINISHING FROM IT!

 

BLESSED BE THE MOST HIGH GOD OF ABRAHAM AND MOSES AND EXALTED BE HIS HOLY NAME ABOVE ALL FOREVER AND EVER!

 

GLORY YIHOVAH, CLEAVE TO HIM, AND EXALT HIM AND HIS BOOK OF THE LAW ALWAYS!

 

*******

 

A MESSAGE TO ALL MESSIANICS:

 

 WAIT ON THE LORD GOD OF ISRAEL

AND

MAKE HIM YOUR

LORD AND SAVIOR - NOT “MAN.”

(Psalm 25:4,5)

 

 

“And it shall be, if thou do at all forget the LORD thy God,

and walk after other gods, and serve them, and worship them,

I testify against you this day that ye shall surely perish.”

Deuteronomy 8:19

 

 

“Whom have I in heaven but thee?

and there is none upon earth that I desire beside thee.”

Psalm 73:25

 

“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.

 

“O Israel, thou hast destroyed thyself; but in me is thine help.

 

“I will ransom them from the power of the grave; I will redeem them from death: O death, I will be thy plagues; O grave, I will be thy destruction: repentance shall be hid from mine eyes.”  

Hosea 13:4,9,14

 

 

“Many, O LORD my God, are thy wonderful works which thou hast done, and thy thoughts which are to us-ward: they cannot be reckoned up in order unto thee: if  I would declare and speak of them, they are more than can be numbered.”  

Psalm 40:5

 

“But if ye shall at all turn from following me, ye or your children, and will not keep my commandments and my statutes which I have set before you, but go and serve other gods, and worship them:

 

“Then will I cut off Israel out of the land which I have given them; and this house, which I have hallowed for my name, will I cast out of my sight; and Israel shall be a proverb and a byword among all people:”  

I Kings 9:6,7

 

THEREFORE, FOR WHAT REASON

DO WE NEED jc OR ANY ONE ELSE

BUT YIHOVAH,

THE ALL-MIGHTY GOD OF ISRAEL?!

 

 

“Thou shalt fear the LORD thy God; him shalt thou serve, and to him shalt thou cleave, and swear by his name.

 

“He is thy praise, and he is thy God, that hath done for thee these great and terrible things, which thine eyes have seen.”    Deuteronomy 10:20,21

 

“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

 

“Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!

 

“Let them exalt him also in the congregation of the people, and praise him in the assembly of the elders.”   Psalm 107:31,32

 

“I am the LORD thy God, which brought thee out of the land of Egypt:  OPEN THY MOUTH WIDE, AND I WILL FILL IT.”  Psalm 37:10

 

AGAIN AND AGAIN, I ASK:

FOR WHAT REASON DO WE NEED jc

OR ANY ONE ELSE

BUT YIHOVAH

OUR ONLY GOD AND SAVIOR?

 

“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

 

“At the same time, saith the LORD, will I be the God of all the families of Israel, and they shall be my people.”   Jeremiah 31:1

 

“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

 

“My mouth shall shew forth thy righteousness and thy salvation all the day…

“I will go in the strength of the Lord GOD: I will make mention of thy righteousness, even of thine only.

“Thy righteousness also, O God, is very high, who hast done great things:

O God, who is like unto thee!”

Psalm 71:15,16,19

 

“And Solomon stood before the altar of the LORD in the presence of all the congregation of Israel, and spread forth his hands toward heaven:  And he said, LORD God of Israel, there is no God like thee, in heaven above,

or on earth beneath, who keepest covenant and mercy with thy servants

that walk before thee with all their heart:”

I Kings 8:22,23

 

FOR WHAT REASON DO WE NEED jc

OR ANY ONE ELSE

BUT YIHOVAH?

 

“And they shall know that I am the LORD their God, that brought them forth out of the land of Egypt, that I may dwell among them: I am the LORD their God.

Exodus 29:46

 

“And God spake all these words, saying,

 

“I am the LORD thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.

 

“Thou shalt have no other gods before me.”  

Exodus 20:1 - 3

 

FOR WHAT REASON DO WE NEED jc

OR ANY ONE ELSE

BUT YIHOVAH,

THE LORD OUR GOD THAT SAVED ISRAEL OUT OF EGYPT?

 

“…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 13:9

 

Given all the above Scripture, YOU MESSIANICS should realize that we should not be trusting in or magnifying “man” - not any “man” for the Holy ONE of Israel is a JEALOUS GOD, and HE wants all the Praise and Glory for HIMSELF!  HE ALONE is Our SAVIOR, and there is none else:

 

“I, even I, am the LORD; and beside me there is no saviour.”   Isaiah 43:11

 

“Fear ye not, neither be afraid: have not I told thee from that time, and have declared it? ye are even my witnesses. Is there a God beside me? yea, there is no God; I know not any.”   Isaiah 44:8

 

“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.”   Isaiah 45:21,22

 

FOR WHAT REASON DO WE NEED jc OR ANY ONE ELSE

BUT YIHOVAH?

 

Our Righteous GOD gave us HIS Holy Book of the Law – not the “New Testament” that was established by “man” to support his man-made, very well organized and deceptive religion.

 

WE DO NOT NEED jc!!!

 

The TEACHINGS of the GOD of Israel are found in HIS Book of the Law, and in no way do HIS Teachings even parallel those of jc.  As a matter of fact, the “New Testament” and the teachings of jc were specifically written and embellished to REPLACE GOD’s Laws, Statutes, and Judgments - hence, the reason for the word “New” in the title of this book! 

 

This is one of the greatest sins one can commit against the Most High GOD of Israel.  Not only is GOD’s Law to be kept “to a thousand generations” and “FOR EVERMORE” (Deuteronomy 7:9; II Kings 17:37), but no one can add to or diminish from all that the GOD of Israel has COMMANDED that we should observe to DO (Deuteronomy 12:32)! 

 

Equally as important, “Cursed be he that confirmeth not all the words of this law to do them, And all the people shall say, Amen” (Deuteronomy 27:26).  Perhaps jc wasn’t aware of this Law!

 

The “New Testament” and this “man” jc have not only added to GOD’s WORD, but they have disclaimed GOD’s Ordinances and changed them altogether!

 

“The earth mourneth and fadeth away, the world languisheth and fadeth away, the haughty people of the earth do languish. The earth also is defiled under the inhabitants thereof; because they have transgressed the laws, changed the ordinance, broken the everlasting covenant. Therefore hath the curse devoured the earth, and they that dwell therein are desolate: therefore the inhabitants of the earth are burned, and few men left.”   Isaiah 24:4 - 6  

 

Every man/woman who serves and worships the All-Mighty GOD of Israel knows to Exalt ONLY HIM and HIS Book of the Law, for through meditating in this Righteous Book, one is made wise and, therefore, learns of GOD’s Truth and magnifies it and nothing else!

 

“And he said unto them, 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.   Deuteronomy 32:4

 

“Only be thou strong and very courageous, that thou mayest observe to do according to all the law, which Moses my servant commanded thee:  turn not from it to the right hand or to the left, that thou mayest prosper whithersoever thou goest.

 

“This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein:  for then thou shal make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.”   Joshua 1:7,8

 

Equally important, the wise will confirm that there is but ONE GOD, the CREATOR, and there is none else!

 

“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, 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 amthe LORD, and there is none else.”   Isaiah 45:5,6

 

“But the LORD is the true God, he is the living God, and an everlasting king: at his wrath the earth shall tremble, and the nations shall not be able to abide his indignation.

 

“Thus shall ye say unto them, The gods that have not made the heavens and the earth, even they shall perish from the earth, and from under these heavens.”   Jeremiah 10:10,11

 

Finally, when we realize that NO ONE can deliver out of GOD’s Hand, i.e., reverse the CURSES HE put on the Nation of Israel (or anyone else for that matter), then we will understand why the man, jc, is a farce, and thus, was not able to save the “Lost Sheep of the House of Israel,” or establish GOD’s Kingdom.  Thus, we also realize why the writers of the “New Testament” conveniently wrote jc completely out of the picture and into a false doctrine and forged sense of hope that lies in the hearts of naďve and badly informed believers! 

 

The Holy ONE of Israel wants HIS People to SERVE, TRUST, BELIEVE, HOPE, AND WORSHIP ONLY HIM!  AND HE WILL HAVE IT NO OTHER WAY!

 

“The LORD is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble; and he knoweth them that trust in him.”   Nahum 1:7

 

WE NEED THE SAME GOD THAT SAVED THE NATION OF ISRAEL

OUT OF EGYPT

TO ONCE AGAIN

DELIVER US OUT OF OUR ENEMIES’ LANDS!!!

 

“And I also have given you cleanness of teeth in all your cities,

and want of bread in all your places: yet have ye not returned unto me,

saith the LORD.

 

“And also I have withholden the rain from you,

when there were yet three months to the harvest:

and I caused it to rain upon one city,

and caused it not to rain upon another city: one piece was rained upon,

and the piece whereupon it rained not withered.

 

“So two or three cities wandered unto one city, to drink water;

but they were not satisfied: yet have ye not returned unto me,

saith the LORD.

 

“I have smitten you with blasting and mildew: when your gardens and your vineyards and your fig trees and your olive trees increased,

the palmerworm devoured them: yet have ye not returned unto me,

saith the LORD.

 

“I have sent among you the pestilence after the manner of Egypt: your young men have I slain with the sword, and have taken away your horses;

and I have made the stink of your camps to come up unto your nostrils:

yet have ye not returned unto me, saith the LORD.

 

“I have overthrown some of you, as God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah,

and ye were as a firebrand plucked out of the burning:

yet have ye not returned unto me, saith the LORD.”

Amos 4:6  – 11

 

“For thus saith the LORD unto the house of Israel,

Seek ye me, and ye shall live

 

“Seek the LORD, and ye shall live; lest he break out like fire in the house of Joseph, and devour it, and there be none to quench it in Beth-el.”

Amos 5:4,6

 

“The Lord GOD hath sworn by his holiness, that, lo, the days shall come upon you, that he will take you away with hooks, and your posterity with fishhooks.”

Amos 4:2

 

“The virgin of Israel is fallen; she shall no more rise: she is forsaken upon her land; there is none to raise her up.

 

“Therefore the LORD, the God of hosts, the Lord, saith thus; Wailing shall be in all streets; and they shall say in all the highways, Alas! alas! and they shall call the husbandman to mourning, and such as are skilful of lamentation to wailing.

 

“Therefore will I cause you to go into captivity beyond Damascus,

saith the LORD, whose name is The God of hosts.”

Amos 5:2,16,27

(See also Jeremiah 30:13)

 

Why didn’t jc know about Amos’ PROPHECIES?  Why didn’t he know that GOD had cursed the “Lost Sheep of the House of Israel” (Matt.15:24), and that it would be impossible to SAVE them?  And why didn’t he know that we would still be UNSAVED unto this day?!   I’ll tell you why.  When the tale was woven to establish this false religion, X-tianity, the writers were so busy fabricating what they thought would be a foolproof theology that they neglected to do their homework!  They should have researched what “Thus Saith the LORD,” first!  How long will intelligent people continue to believe in this “man” jc?

 

WE DO NOT NEED jc! 

 

WE NEED THE GOD OF ABRAHAM!

 

“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 brougt 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 unto their land

that I gave unto their fathers.”

Jeremiah 16:14,15

 

“Give unto the LORD the glory due unto his name:  bring an offering,

and come before him:  worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness. 

FEAR BEFORE HIM ALL THE EARTH…”

I Chronicles 16:29,30

 

If the Holy ONE of Israel DECLARED that there is NONE TO PLEAD OUR CAUSE (Jeremiah 30:13), then of what value was jc???  Obviously, this man was/is of no value to the Children of Israel at all.  Hence, again and again I urge Messianics to turn to the GOD of Israel and believe, hope, and trust in ONLY HIM for HE is the ONLY ONE that has proven HIMSELF to be able to truly SAVE HIS People out of the hands of their enemies.

 

O TASTE AND SEE THAT THE LORD IS GOOD

AND THAT THERE IS NONE LIKE THE LORD GOD OF ISRAEL!

 

Tziona Yisrael,

Servant of the Most High GOD of Israel for HIS Holy Name’s Sake

 

P.S.

 

I live to Exalt the Most High GOD of Israel and HIS Righteous Book of the Law and all because returning to HIM and serving and worshipping HIM (when our forefathers wouldn’t) will cause Our GOD and SAVIOR to return back to us, HIS Chosen People.  Therefore, the more Israelites involved in this great Mission to return to the Holy ONE and HIS Law, the sooner the GOD’s TRUTH will be disseminated around the world and the sooner the True and Living GOD will be revealed, magnified, and PRAISED by all (Isaiah 43:21).  And LORD knows this “man” jc, or whatever people choose to call him, will have nothing to do with bringing about this disclosure or the Redemption and Deliverance from all the perils upon the SEED of the Children of Israel, as well as the rest of the nations on this Earth for that matter.   And the reason is that the man jc, in the “NT,” is too busy shedding light on himself to give Praise and Glory to the Most High GOD of Israel, which is all that this GOD wanted most from HIS Chosen People.

 

It should be realized that GOD did not let Samuel’s words fall to the ground, i.e., everything Samuel said came to pass (I Samuel 3:19).  But this was not the case with the “man” jc, and yet he was/is worshipped and magnified as if he were the GOD of this Universe.   And indeed many people think that he is.  But if he is a god or if he is “the son of God,” then certainly he should have known that GOD’s Kingdom was NOT at hand (Neizkor 10:5 - 7) – a blunder from which he will never recover! 

 

And since jc could not make this significant call that would have proven his identity and godliness, the wise should know that he is as much a lying prophet as was Hananiah who disputed Jeremiah’s prophecy that the Tribe of Judah would be in Babylonian captivity for seventy years.  His claim was that they would be captives for only two years rather than seventy.  Consequently, Hananiah paid with his life for making the Judahites “trust in a lie” (Jeremiah 28th Chapter).

 

As well, we should give more thought to the fact that “there arose not a prophet since in Israel like unto Moses, whom the LORD knew face to face” (Deuteronomy 34:10).  That kind of leaves the “Son of God” out in the cold; wouldn’t you say?

 

And finally, GOD said, “The beast of the field shall honor me, the dragons and the owls:  because I give waters in the wilderness and rivers in the desert to give drink to my people, my chosen” (Isaiah 43:20).  There’s much to be gleaned from this passage!  But suffice it to say that the beasts of the field know well the identity of the CREATOR, and they know even better that this All-Mighty GOD is the ONLY ONE that deserves ALL THE GLORY.  Unfortunately, these days, when there is a drought, severe storm, flooding, waters in the desert or forest (lightning) fires, crippling dust storms and famine, people, not the beasts of the field, but PEOPLE will credit “Mother Nature” for these weather patterns and not make the slightest connection to the Most High GOD.

 

“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.  I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things.”   Isaiah 45:6,7

 

However, for sure great afflictions will cause many people and Nations to turn to the GOD with the OMNIPOTENCE to SAVE and DELIVER out of harms way, and this will be the GOD they will serve and worship (Hosea 5:15).  I don’t think it’s necessary to reveal that this GOD will be the same GOD that SAVED the Children of Israel out of Egyptian bondage!

 

“Let the field be joyful, and all that is therein: then shall all the trees of the wood rejoice Before the LORD: for he cometh, for he cometh to judge the earth: he shall judge the world with righteousness, and the people with his truth.”  

Psalm 96:12,13

 

“What ailed thee, O thou sea, that thou fleddest? thou Jordan, that thou wast driven back?  Ye mountains, that ye skipped like rams; and ye little hills, like lambs?  Tremble, thou earth, at the presence of the Lord, at the presence of the God of Jacob;”   Psalm 114:5 – 7

 

The WISE will understand!

 

FEAR AND GLORY YIHOVAH ALWAYS!

 

P.P.S.

 

LORD, You were our help during Biblical days, and you did not pass the buck.  You were a Voice and a genuine Worker for us, and from the fruits of your labors our trifling forefathers were indeed saved and redeemed many times from the hands of their enemies, albeit in vain to perpetuate many sins against you.   But things have changed somewhat, and many of us have returned to you.  Therefore, once again, LORD GOD of Israel, save those of us who believe and trust in ONLY YOU to do your Will, but this time save us from the four corners of this Earth for your Holy Name’s Sake.

 

“When thy people Israel be smitten down before the enemy, because they have sinned against thee, and shall turn again to thee, and confess thy name, and pray, and make supplication unto thee in this house:  Then hear thou in heaven, and forgive the sin of thy people Israel, and bring them again unto the land which thou gavest unto their fathers.”   I Kings 8:33,34

 

“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

 

BLESSED BE THE NAME OF THE GOD OF ISRAEL!  IT WILL HAPPEN!!!

 

*****

 

“Bind up the testimony, seal the law among my disciples.

 

“And I will wait upon the Lord, that hideth his face from the house of Jacob,

and I will look for him.”  

Isaiah 8:16,17

 

 

 

Let us put the Most High GOD of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob/Israel back into our lives, our hearts, our thoughts, and in everything that we do.  Focusing on HIM and HIS Ways, as we come and go in our daily routines is ever so helpful in maintaining healthy spirits and acquiring strength and knowledge of HIS Paths of Righteousness.   This attitude certainly helps in making us meek, albeit but not weak, ALL PRAISES DUE TO THE HOLY ONE OF ISRAEL.

 

“Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Let your hands be strong, ye that hear in these days these words by the mouth of the prophets, which were in the day that the foundation of the house of the LORD of hosts was laid, that the temple might be built.”   Zechariah 8:9

 

“Seek ye the Lord while he may be found, call ye upon him

while he is near:”

Isaiah 55:6

 

*****

 

“I will declare thy name unto my brethren: 

in the midst of the congregation will I praise thee.”  

Psalm 22:22

 

LET US EXALT, PRAISE, AND SANCTIFY THE HOLY ONE OF ISRAEL IN TRUTH AND IN RIGHTEOUSNESS BEFORE THE WORLD FOREVERMORE!  AND LET US MAGNIFY HIS LAW, WHICH IS OUR ONLY TICKET INTO HIS KINGDOM, SO THAT ALL PEOPLES WILL HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO SERVE AND WORSHIP KNOW THE MOST HIGH GOD OF ABRAHAM AND MOSES AND TO SERVE AND WORSHIP HIM ACCORDING TO HIS WORD AND HIS WILL!

 

*****

 

Poetry and Prose Corner With A Message:

 

KNOWING YOU HAS MADE ME WHOLE

 

Knowing YOU, Father, has made me whole,

In my heart is only YOU I wish to extol.

 

YOU alone Created the Heavens and the Earth and all therein,

For the man YOU formed to exist on your planet and never to sin.

 

Not only were your Creations all Wonderous and Perfect,

But also are your Ways of Righteousness to behold and respect.

 

Put your Way of Life in my heart so that I speak your Words,

Exalting YOU before my people and all who have not heard.

 

Your Laws, Statutes, and Judgments were given to all mankind,

To live on this planet Earth in prosperity and happiness so Divine.

 

Twice, YOU, Father, gave man a chance to be obedient,

To live as YOU have Commanded, worshipping YOU without decrement.

 

Before the Flood, it was Adam’s generations that had its chance,

But these peoples lived in utter wickedness and defiance.

 

Now, the peoples of these days are worse than the others,

Creating their own gods, living as they choose, and having their druthers.

 

Because YOU’ve been forsaken and forgotten by this world,

YOU’ve punished us all with death, unhappiness, and numerous churl.

 

Presently, few people know YOU and know that YOU exist,

They look for help from false gods, images, and all that’s amiss.

 

O how I wish mankind had worshipped YOU from since the beginning,

For then, the world would have been spared this life of misery and endless sinning.

 

Take back your Universe and show the world your Power,

That YOU, the CREATOR GOD of Moses, are GOD and annihilator.

 

Prove yourself, Father, and call attention to your Might,

Make people listen and seek your Truth from uninterrupted fright.

 

Turn this world upside down, Father, until people will Fear,

And will decide to Magnify only YOU to believe in and hear.

 

Make the world know YOU and understand your LAW,

Cause all the nations of this Earth to be in trembling awe.

 

Then let me, Father, speak of Thus Saith the LORD,

For the world to know that you are very much back on board.

 

Give all who seek knowledge a means to know your Truth,

Remember your Merciful kindness during the days of Israel’s youth.

 

Knowing YOU, Father, has made me whole,

In my heart is only YOU I will ever live to extol.

 

By

 

Tziona Yisrael

(April 27, 2006)

 

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“The earth mourneth and fadeth away, the world languisheth and fadeth away, the haughty people of the earth do languish.

 

“The earth also is defiled under the inhabitants thereof;

because they have transgressed the laws, changed the ordinance,

broken the everlasting covenant.

 

“Therefore hath the curse devoured the earth,

and they that dwell therein are desolate:

therefore the inhabitants of the earth are burned, and few men left.”

Isaiah 24:4 - 6

 

“I have long time holden my peace; I have been still, and refrained myself:

now will I cry like a travailing woman; I will destroy and devour at once.

 

“I will make waste mountains and hills, and dry up all their herbs;

and I will make the rivers islands, and I will dry up the pools.

 

“And I will bring the blind by a way that they knew not;

I will lead them in paths that they have not known:

I will make darkness light before them, and crooked things straight.

These things will I do unto them, and not forsake them.”

Isaiah 42:14 - 16

 

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MAY THE WORLD SOON LEARN THE TRUTH REGARDING THE ONE TRUE AND LIVING GOD

 

THAT CREATED THE HEAVENS AND

 

THE EARTH FOR HIS FAME AND GLORY!

 

 

AND MAY ALL NATIONS FEAR HIM, SERVE HIM, AND WORSHIP HIM FOR HIS POWER TO ESTABLISH GENUINE PEACE ON THIS EARTH – HIS PEACE!

 

 

HALLELUYAH, HALLELUYAH, HALLELUYAH!

 

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Your Poetry and Prose EXALTING the Holy ONE of Israel are most welcome.  Please send them to Afraqueen@AOL.COM for publishing in The LawKeepers JOURNAL.  We only ask that they be in Exaltation of the Most High GOD of Israel.

 

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“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.”

Zephaniah 3:14,17

 

Let us mold our hearts and future NOW and succeed where our forefathers failed.  Let us be obedient to Our Holy ONE of Israel and live and do HIS Book of the Law AS IT IS WRITTEN IN RIGHTEOUSNESS.  Let us turn to Our GOD of Israel with our whole heart and soul and cause HIM to see that this time, we will keep our promise to make HIM Our ONE and ONLY GOD in Truth and serve HIM according to HIS Ways and Paths of Righteousness that HE decreed to HIS Prophet Moses!

 

“And it shall come to pass, when all these things are come upon thee, the blessing and the curse, which I have set before thee, and thou shalt call them to mind among all the nations, whither the LORD thy God hath driven thee,

 

“And shalt return unto the LORD thy God, and shalt obey his voice according to all that I command thee this day, thou and thy children, with all thine heart, and with all thy soul;

 

“That then the LORD thy God will turn thy captivity, and have compassion upon thee, and will return and gather thee from all the nations, whither the LORD thy God hath scattered thee.

 

“If any of thine be driven out unto the outmost parts of heaven, from thence will the LORD thy God gather thee, and from thence will he fetch thee:”

Deuteronomy 30:1 - 4

 

“For I will take you from among the heathen, and gather you out of all countries, and will bring you into your own land.

 

“Then will I sprinkle clean water upon you, and ye shall be clean: from all your filthiness, and from all your idols, will I cleanse you.

 

“A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh.

 

“And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them.

 

“And ye shall dwell in the land that I gave to your fathers; and ye shall be my people, and I will be your God.

 

“I will also save you from all your uncleannesses: and I will call for the corn, and will increase it, and lay no famine upon you.

 

“And I will multiply the fruit of the tree, and the increase of the field, that ye shall receive no more reproach of famine among the heathen.

 

“Then shall ye remember your own evil ways, and your doings that were not good, and shall lothe yourselves in your own sight for your iniquities and for your abominations.”   Ezekiel 36:24 - 31

 

“Thou wilt perform the truth to Jacob, and the mercy to Abraham, which thou hast sworn unto our fathers from the days of old.”   Micah 7:20

 

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“Say to them that are of a fearful heart, Be strong, fear not:  behold, your God will come with vengeance even God with a recompense; he will come and save you.

 

“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 35:4,10

 

“For I am the LORD thy God, the Holy One of Israel, thy Saviour: 

I gave Egypt for thy ransom, Ethiopia and Seba for thee.

 

“Since thou wast precious in my sight, thou hast been honorable, and I have loved thee:  therefore will I give men for thee, and people for thy life.

 

“Fear not: for I am with thee:  

I will bring thy seed from the east, and gather thee from the west;

 

“I will say to the north, Give up:  and to the south, Keep not back: 

bring my sons from far, and my daughters from the ends of the earth;”

Isaiah 43:3 – 6

 

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FOR YOUR INFORMATION (FYI):

 

[Very interesting…  I found this information on the Internet, and I neglected to add the WebSite, but I will look for it for the second part of this article.]

 

Ishmael, Edom and Israel
and
The Attack Upon America

 

The world is still reeling from the effects of the September 11, 2001, attack upon America by way of the Pentagon in Washington D.C. and the World Trade Center Towers in New York City. Much has already been written and much more will yet be heard about these heinous acts of terrorism. However, next to nothing has been said about the identity and millennia-long history of those involved in these events. The reason for this is found in the fact that few people today know the identity, that is, the biblical identity of today's Arabs, Jews and Anglo-Americans. Furthermore, most people are unaware that the identity of all three groups are intertwined and have been since the times of biblical antiquity. Moreover, few people know that the basis for what occurred on September 11 is found in the religious rivalries of Islam, Judaism and Christianity. Who are these players and what role do they play upon the world stage?

 

The Arabs

 

We have been told by government and mainline media sources that Arab factions were involved in this attack upon America. But who are today's Arabs? Where did they come from? And why do they hate America so much that they have labeled it "the head of the serpent" and "the Great Satan"?

 

From Genesis 12 forward, the Bible is the story of Abraham and his descendants. The Arab people, although darkened over the centuries from mixing with darker races, are originally descended from Abraham. Under the heading "Ishmael," The Funk & Wagnalls New Encyclopedia points to this Abrahamic connection:

 

Ishmael: In the Old Testament, the elder son of the Hebrew patriarch Abrahamand the reputed ancestor of a group of Arabian tribes…. The region occupied by these Ishmaelites included most of central and northern Arabia. Muslims regard themselves as the descendants of Ishmael. "Ishmael," The Funk & Wagnalls New Encyclopedia (New York, NY: Funk & Wagnalls, Inc., 1972) Vol. 13, p. 461

 

Under the heading "ISHMAELITE," The Zondervan Pictorial Bible Dictionary confirms this genetic link with Abraham:

 

ISHMAELITEa descendant of Ishmael, the son of Abraham and Hagar…. The 12 sons of Ishmael, and his Egyptian wife, became princes and progenitors of as many tribes…. All Arabs, following Mohammed's example, claim descent from Ishmael. "ISHMAELITE," The Zondervan Pictorial Bible Dictionary (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan Publishing House, 1963) p. 387

 

Under the heading "ISHMAELITES," The Universal Jewish Encyclopedia further establishes this same biblical connection:

 

ISHMAELITES, a people frequently mentioned in the Bible, for example in Gen. 37:25 and Judges 8:24; they were Arab nomads who traded with Egypt…. According to Gen. 25:12-18, the Ishmaelites (like the Israelites) were divided into twelve tribes and pitched their tents in Northern Arabia as far as the borders of Egypt and Assyria…. The Arabs themselves derive their descent from Ishmael. "ISHMAELITES," The Universal Jewish Encyclopedia (New York, NY: The Universal Jewish Encyclopedia, Inc., 1941) Vol. 5, pp. 609-610

 

As the biblical story goes, Abraham had another son, Isaac, by his wife Sarah. Therefore, although only a half brother to Isaac, Ishmael would have been the uncle of Esau and Jacob, Isaac's twin sons. Hence, Ishmael's descendants, the Arabs, are also related to Esau's and Jacob's descendants, the Edomites and the Israelites.

 

The Edomites

 

Genesis 25 records that Rebekah bore Isaac paternal twin sons, Esau, whose name was changed to Edom, and Jacob, whose name was changed to Israel. While still in the womb the two sons of Isaac "struggled together within her." Yahweh explained this rivalry to Rebekah:

 

Two nations are in thy womb, and two manner of people shall be separated from thy bowels; and the one people shall be stronger than the other people; and the elder [Esau] shall serve the younger [Jacob]. (Genesis 25:23)

 

Soon after the two boys had grown, this promise began to find its fulfillment. Genesis 25 relates that Esau sold his birthright to Jacob for a bowl of red beans. Genesis 27 relates that the patriarchal blessing also became the possession of Jacob. As a result of the subsequent bitterness and jealousy, Esau would have destroyed Jacob had Yahweh not intervened.

 

The struggle of nations, which began in Rebekah's womb, continued as these two boys grew to manhood, and it endures today in their modern-day descendants. Ezekiel 35:5 and Amos 1:11 speak of the Edomites' "perpetual hatred" and "wrath forever" toward Israelites. But "who is who" in this continuing struggle? It is recorded in Genesis 36 that Esau is Edom and that he was the father of the Edomites. However, most people do not know who the Edomites became. The following four witnesses, all of them Jewish, testify to the Edomites' new identity:

 

…in the days of John Hyrcanus (end of the second century B.C.E.) … the [non-Israelite] Edomites became a section of the Jewish people. "EDOM," Encyclopaedia Judaica (Jerusalem, Israel: Encyclopaedia Judaica Company, 1971) Vol. 6, p. 378

They [the non-Israelite Edomites] were then incorporated with the Jewish nation…. "EDOM, IDUMEA," The Jewish Encyclopedia (New York & London: Funk and Wagnalls Company, 1904) Vol. V, p. 41

 

from then on they [the non-Israelite Edomites] constituted a part of the Jewish people, Herod [King of Judea] being one of their descendants. "EDOM (Idumea)," The New Standard Jewish Encyclopedia (Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1977) p. 589

 

they [the Edomites] were hereafter no other than [non-Israelite] Jews. Flavius Josephus, The Antiquities of the Jews (Grand Rapids, MI: Dregel Publications, 1960) Book XIII, Chapter IX, Verse 1, p. 279

 

It was the progeny of these same "Jews" who, by way of interbreeding, became part of the Khazar kingdom, and who, between the seventh and ninth centuries AD, adopted the religion of Judaism. According to the previously cited Jewish encyclopedias, it was these Khazar Jews who were the progenitors of the vast majority of today's Jewish people, including today's Zionist Jews who spuriously claim right to the land of Israel, including that which was previously owned and controlled by the Palestinian Arabs. Consequently, the majority of today's Jewish people are known as "Jews" not because they are descended from Jacob/Israel but rather because their Edomite/Khazar progenitors adopted the religion of Judaism. The authors of The Jewish Almanac (1980) obviously recognized that today's Jews are rarely genetic Israelites. The first chapter is entitled "IDENTITY CRISIS." The first sentence succinctly admits to this anthropological fact:

 

Strictly speaking, it is incorrect to call an ancient Israelite a "Jew" or to call a contemporary Jew an "Israelite" or a "Hebrew." "IDENTITY CRISIS," The Jewish Almanac , compiled and edited by Richard Siegel and Carl Rheins (New York, NY: Bantam Books, 1980) p. 3

 

This fact is confirmed by several other Jewish sources such as The Jewish Encyclopedia (1905), The Universal Jewish Encyclopedia (1941), the Encyclopaedia Judaica (1971), The New Standard Jewish Encyclopedia (1977), as well as individual Jewish authors such as Nathan M. Pollock, Professor of Medieval Jewish History of Tel Aviv, Bernard Lazare, Robert Quillan, Dr. Benjamin Freedman, Arthur Koestler, James Yaffe, Paul Meyer and many more.

 

The Israelites

 

If today's Jews are non-Israelites, then who exactly are today's genetic Israelites? The Israelites have not gone out of existence as some people teach. If they have, then Yahweh is not true to His Word because He promised that they would never cease as a nation before him:

 

Thus saith Yahweh, which giveth the sun for a light by day, and the ordinances of the moon and of the stars for a light by night, which divideth the sea when the waves thereof roar…. If those ordinances depart from before me, saith Yahweh, then the seed of Israel also shall cease from being a nation before me for ever…. If heaven above can be measured, and the foundations of the earth searched out beneath, I will also cast off all the seed of Israel for all that they have done, saith Yahweh. (Jeremiah 31:35-37)

 

Although most contemporary Israelites are oblivious to their own identity, Yahweh has not forgotten who they are:

 

…O Jacob my servant; and Israel, whom I have chosen … thou art my servant: I have formed thee…. O Israel, thou shalt not be forgotten of me. (Isaiah 44:1-21)

 

It is impossible for Yahweh to forget Israel or He could never fulfill His Word as found, for example, in Jeremiah 31:

 

Behold, the days come, saith Yahweh, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah: Not according to the [Mosaic] 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 Yahweh. (Jeremiah 31:31-32)

 

Of course Yahweh's Word is always faithfully fulfilled, and thus, just as He promised, it has been Israelites with whom the New Covenant has been made. Take a globe and draw circles around the landmasses wherein true Christianity has flourished, and you will find that your circles encompass those nations primarily comprised of Celtic, Germanic, Scandinavian, Anglo-Saxon and kindred peoples. Either these peoples comprise Israel or Yahweh has not been true to His word, and He has established His New Covenant with someone other than those to whom He promised the New Covenant. Yahweh was and still is true to His word, and it has been the Celto-Saxon peoples who, in accordance with Jeremiah's prophecy, have most readily embraced the New Covenant religion of Christianity. They above all peoples have been most responsive to Yahshua’s call of salvation over the last two-thousand years. In fact, the other nations would be oblivious to Christianity had it not been for the Celto-Saxons' proliferation of the New Covenant message.

 

This mark of the Israelites alone unequivocally identifies today's Israelites. However, not only do the Celto-Saxon peoples fulfill the marks of Israel as described in Jeremiah 31; they likewise fulfill all of the biblical marks of Israel.* Moreover, archaeology and history verify this genetic link between the biblical Israelites and the Celto-Saxon peoples.** Therefore, it is today's Celto-Saxons, not today's Khazar Jews, who are today's true Israelites.

 

To be continued in the May/June 2006 LawKeepers JOURNAL…

 

 

 

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READING FOR THE SOUL…

 

 

TRUST IN THE LORD, AND DO GOOD;

SO SHALT THOU DWELL IN THE LAND

 

 

“Fret not thyself because of evildoers, neither be thou envious against the workers of iniquity. For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, and wither as the green herb.

 

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.

 

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.

 

For yet a little while, and the wicked shall not be: yea, thou shalt diligently consider his place, and it shall not be. But the meek shall inherit the earth; and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.

 

The wicked plotteth against the just, and gnasheth upon him with his teeth. The Lord shall laugh at him: for he seeth that his day is coming. The wicked have drawn out the sword, and have bent their bow, to cast down the poor and needy, and to slay such as be of upright conversation. Their sword shall enter into their own heart, and their bows shall be broken.

 

A little that a righteous man hath is better than the riches of many wicked. For the arms of the wicked shall be broken: but the LORD upholdeth the righteous. The LORD knoweth the days of the upright: and their inheritance shall be for ever. They shall not be ashamed in the evil time: and in the days of famine they shall be satisfied. But the wicked shall perish, and the enemies of the LORD shall be as the fat of lambs: they shall consume; into smoke shall they consume away.

 

The wicked borroweth, and payeth not again: but the righteous sheweth mercy, and giveth. For such as be blessed of him shall inherit the earth; and they that be cursed of him shall be cut off.

 

The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way. Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the LORD upholdeth him with his hand. I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread. He is ever merciful, and lendeth; and his seed is blessed.

 

Depart from evil, and do good; and dwell for evermore. For 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 Thirty-seventh Chapter

 

 

 

HOW LONG WILT THOU BE ANGRY

AGAINST THE PRAYER OF THY PEOPLE?

 

 

“Give ear, O Shepherd of Israel, thou that leadest Joseph like a flock; thou that dwellest between the cherubims, shine forth. Before Ephraim and Benjamin and Manasseh stir up thy strength, and come and save us.

 

Turn us again, O God, and cause thy face to shine; and we shall be saved. O LORD God of hosts, how long wilt thou be angry against the prayer of thy people? Thou feedest them with the bread of tears; and givest them tears to drink in great measure. Thou makest us a strife unto our neighbours: and our enemies laugh among themselves.

 

Turn us again, O God of hosts, and cause thy face to shine; and we shall be saved. Thou hast brought a vine out of Egypt: thou hast cast out the heathen, and planted it. Thou preparedst room before it, and didst cause it to take deep root, and it filled the land. The hills were covered with the shadow of it, and the boughs thereof were like the goodly cedars. She sent out her boughs unto the sea, and her branches unto the river.

 

Why hast thou then broken down her hedges, so that all they which pass by the way do pluck her? The boar out of the wood doth waste it, and the wild beast of the field doth devour it.

 

Return, we beseech thee, O God of hosts: look down from heaven, and behold, and visit this vine; And the vineyard which thy right hand hath planted, and the branch that thou madest strong for thyself.

 

It is burned with fire, it is cut down: they perish at the rebuke of thy countenance. Let thy hand be upon the man of thy right hand, upon the son of man whom thou madest strong for thyself.

 

So will not we go back from thee: quicken us, and we will call upon thy name. Turn us again, O LORD God of hosts, cause thy face to shine; and we shall be saved.”   Psalm Eightieth Chapter

 

 

 

OH THAT MEN WOULD PRAISE THE LORD

FOR HIS GOODNESS

AND

FOR HIS WONDERFUL WORKS

TO THE CHILDREN OF MEN!

 

 

“O give thanks unto the LORD, for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever. Let the redeemed of the LORD say so, whom he hath redeemed from the hand of the enemy; And gathered them out of the lands, from the east, and from the west, from the north, and from the south.

 

They wandered in the wilderness in a solitary way; they found no city to dwell in. Hungry and thirsty, their soul fainted in them. Then they cried unto the LORD in their trouble, and he delivered them out of their distresses. And he led them forth by the right way, that they might go to a city of habitation.

 

Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men! For he satisfieth the longing soul, and filleth the hungry soul with goodness. Such as sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, being bound in affliction and iron;

 

Because they rebelled against the words of God, and contemned the counsel of the most High: Therefore he brought down their heart with labour; they fell down, and there was none to help.

 

Then they cried unto the LORD in their trouble, and he saved them out of their distresses. He brought them out of darkness and the shadow of death, and brake their bands in sunder. Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!

 

For he hath broken the gates of brass, and cut the bars of iron in sunder. Fools because of their transgression, and because of their iniquities, are afflicted. Their soul abhorreth all manner of meat; and they draw near unto the gates of death.

 

Then they cry unto the LORD in their trouble, and he saveth them out of their distresses. He sent his word, and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions. Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men! And let them sacrifice the sacrifices of thanksgiving, and declare his works with rejoicing.

 

They that go down to the sea in ships, that do business in great waters; These see the works of the LORD, and his wonders in the deep. For he commandeth, and raiseth the stormy wind, which lifteth up the waves thereof. They mount up to the heaven, they go down again to the depths: their soul is melted because of trouble. They reel to and fro, and stagger like a drunken man, and are at their wit's end. Then they cry unto the LORD in their trouble, and he bringeth them out of their distresses. He maketh the storm a calm, so that the waves thereof are still.

 

Then are they glad because they be quiet; so he bringeth them unto their desired haven. Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men! Let them exalt him also in the congregation of the people, and praise him in the assembly of the elders.

 

He turneth rivers into a wilderness, and the watersprings into dry ground; A fruitful land into barrenness, for the wickedness of them that dwell therein. He turneth the wilderness into a standing water, and dry ground into watersprings. And there he maketh the hungry to dwell, that they may prepare a city for habitation; And sow the fields, and plant vineyards, which may yield fruits of increase. He blesseth them also, so that they are multiplied greatly; and suffereth not their cattle to decrease.

 

Again, they are minished and brought low through oppression, affliction, and sorrow. He poureth contempt upon princes, and causeth them to wander in the wilderness, where there is no way.

 

Yet setteth he the poor on high from affliction, and maketh him families like a flock. The righteous shall see it, and rejoice: and all iniquity shall stop her mouth.

 

 Whoso is wise, and will observe these things, even they shall understand the lovingkindness of the LORD.”   Psalm One hundred-seventh Chapter

 

 

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O TASTE AND SEE THAT THE LORD GOD OF ISRAEL

IS JUST AND GOOD!

 

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“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.”

Psalm 37:3

 

“Thus saith the LORD, thy Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel; I am the LORD thy God which teacheth thee to profit,

 

WHICH LEADETH THEE BY THE WAY THAT

THOU SHOULDEST GO.”

Isaiah 48:17

 

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The All-Mighty GOD of Abraham and Moses did not choose another people but fulfilled all that HE said HE would do for our forefathers.  HE kept HIS promises to the Biblical Israelites and made a name for them and for HIMSELF in the process, AND HE WILL DO IT AGAIN for this Holy ONE of Israel does not lie!

 

“We are thine: thou never barest rule over them;

they were not called by thy name.”

Isaiah 63:19

 

“My help cometh from the LORD,  which made heaven and earth.”

Psalm 121:2

 

“Give us help from trouble:  for vain is the help of man.

 

“Through God we shall do valiantly:  for he it is that shall

tread down our enemies.”

Psalm 108:12,13

 

“For thus saith the LORD; Like as I have brought all this great evil upon this people, so will I bring upon them all the good that I have promised them.”

Jeremiah 32:42

 

BLESSED BE THE MOST HIGH GOD OF ABRAHAM, ISAAC, AND JACOB FOREVER AND EVER!

 

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PARENTS’ AND CHILDREN’S CORNER…

 

“Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old,

he will not depart from it.

Proverbs 22:6

 

The works in this section of the JOURNAL are for our children.  I am delighted to include them, as these activities will serve to enlighten our youth about the “Old Testament” GOD of Israel and HIS concern for HIS Ways of Righteousness and for HIS Love for HIS People.  I encourage parents to read and interact with their children as they make efforts to answer the questions, complete the Word Search, and read the stories in this section.  Now, monthly, we really do have appropriate literature and activities for our Hebrew Israelite children.  In time, I shall add other things for them to do that will increase their knowledge and make learning fun. 

 

Feel free to copy this section and staple it together in the form of a booklet.  Take the time to design a cover page (even using Clip Art) and TYPE your child’s name at the bottom.  Make the activities fun and challenging as you get involved with them.

 

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“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

 

“The secret things belong unto the LORD our God: but those things which are revealed belong unto us and to our children for ever,

that we may do all the words of this law.”

Deuteronomy 29:29

 

“Gather the people together, men, and women, and children, and thy stranger that is within thy gates, that they may hear, and that they may learn, and fear the LORD your God, and observe to do all the words of this law:

 

“And that their children, which have not known any thing,

may hear, and learn to fear the LORD your God, as long as ye live in the land

whither ye go over Jordan to possess it.”

Deuteronomy 31:12,13

 

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“OLD TESTAMENT” WORD SEARCH

 

FIND WORDS concerning what parents should relate to their children…

 

THE LAW OF YAH                OBEDIENCE                RIGHTEOUSNESS

COMPASSION                      COURAGE                             STRENGTH

DETERMINATION                DILIGENCE                 PERSEVERANCE

RESPONSIBILITY                HONESTY                    SINCERITY

KINDNESS                                      PERFECTION             SKILLS

FAIRNESS                                      PATIENCE                             MEEKNESS

DIGNITY                                VIRTUE                        LOVE

APPRECIATION                             TOLERANCE               CONSIDERATION

COURTESY                           MATURITY                             GENEROSITY

GUIDANCE                            DEMONSTRATIONS  GOODNESS

 

R P C T H E L A W O F Y A H N D N

I E A P P R E C I A T I O N O E O

G R P C P Y T I R E C N I S I T I

H S E O A D T X S L M A N D T E T

T E A U T I U O L O A T A I C R A

E V C R I G G B L V T I M L E M R

O E E A E N O E I E U O E I F I E

U R V G N I O D K V R N E G R N D

S A I E C T D I S O I A K E E A I

N N R N E Y N E S L T X N N P T S

E C T E C D E N E S Y F E C H I N

S E U R N A S C S A A W S E E O O

S V E E A Y S E O I H P S W S N C

I I S A D R T W R D O A M N O F O

R S Y D I O N N O X S J Y O R A O

A I H E U T E Y S E T R U O C R K

E T T R G S T R E N G T H S A M Y

H O N E S T Y Y T I S O R E N E G

X J O Y T I L I B I S N O P S E R

D E M O N S T R A T I O N S I N G

 

By

 

Tziona Yisrael

(April 26, 2006)

 

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“Come, ye children, hearken unto me: I will teach you the fear of the LORD.

What man is he that desireth life, and loveth many days, that he may see good?  Keep thy tongue from evil, and thy lips from speaking guile.

Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it.

The eyes of the LORD are upon the righteous,

and his ears are open unto their cry.

The face of the LORD is against them that do evil,

to cut off the remembrance of them from the earth. The righteous cry,

and the LORD heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles.

Psalm 34:11 - 17

 

“Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old,

he will not depart from it.

Proverbs 22:6

 

“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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Words are written vertically and horizontally and some are truly challenging to find – maybe because some are written backwards.

 

Only a good “eye” will enable you to find all the words.  For neatness and legibility, you might want to use a single line to cross out each word found rather than circling it, and consider giving each player a different colored pencil.

 

***

 

Parents, you might want to copy the “Word Search” and take turns with your children to complete this puzzle.  And to make the fun even more exciting, play with a one-minute timer, as you search for each word.  If players cannot find their words within the allotted time, then it’s the next player’s turn and the unfound words can be used by the next player(s). 

 

Reward one point per word found.  Let the youngest child start first.  Each player selects his/her own word, or the words can be written on small pieces of paper and randomly pulled (with eyes closed) from a bag or hat.  To encourage vocabulary development, for certain words give one extra point to the children who can define their words.  Parents will determine which words are to be defined.

 

NOW, see who can rack up the most points!

 

ENJOY!

 

(By all means, do copy the puzzle and use the “Font Size” that suits your purpose.)

 

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In the future, if Brothers and Sisters would like to create a “Word Search” of their own, I would be delighted to include it in the next JOURNAL.   And even suggestions for a Word Search are always welcome.

 

Tziona Yisrael

 

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HOW MUCH DO OUR CHILDREN KNOW

ABOUT THE HOLY ONE OF ISRAEL (THE CREATOR GOD OF ABRAHAM, ISAAC, AND JACOB),

THE HISTORY OF THE HEBREW ISRAELITES,

AND OUR RIGHTEOUS WAY OF LIFE?

 

“…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

 

This added portion to The LawKeepers JOURNAL is to enlighten our children and provide parental/child interaction with regard to important events in the “Old Testament.”  It is my hope that these questions will provide the means for parents and children to study Scripture and enjoy quality time together.

 

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THE QUESTIONS ARENA IS FOR CHILDREN AND PARENTS TO RESEARCH, REFLECT, AND DISCUSS (141 - 150):

 

This month’s questions are intended for youth aged ten (10) and above.

 

141.

What is the name of the area GOD gave Esau (Edom) to inhabit?

 

142.

Which one of Jacob’s sons did he make a coat of many colors?

 

143.

Parents are not supposed to have favorite children, but sometimes it happens.  Who was Jacob’s favorite and why?

 

144.

Which one of Jacob’s twelve sons was called a “Dreamer”?

 

145.

Why did the GOD of Israel kill two of Judah’s sons?

 

146.

How was Tamar related to Judah?

 

147.

Why did Judah say that Tamar was more righteous than he?

 

148.

Why was Joseph put into prison in Egypt?

 

149.

Joseph interpreted dreams for two prisoners.  Who were they, and what were their individual interpretations?

 

150.

What happened to cause Pharaoh to release Joseph from prison?

 

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By all means, Parents and Children should feel free to respond and send answers to me for posting in the next LawKeepers’ JOURNAL.  And do include your name, city, and state.  By the way, the answers must be in the form of complete sentences.   Afraqueen@AOL.COM

 

SUGGESTION:

On one side of index cards, have children write individual questions, and on the other side write the answers to the questions.  Just imagine how knowledgeable our children will be after researching for the answers to all these questions.   BE SURE TO TAKE YOUR ANSWERS FROM THE SCRIPTURES WITHOUT IMAGINING THEM.  Shuffle the cards, and from time to time go over the questions to see if you can recall the correct responses.  Have fun with the questions, and challenge your friends and siblings to see how much they know about the “Old Testament.”  By the way, the numbers of the questions need not always be in order.

 

***

 

“My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge:

because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee,

that thou shalt be no priest to me:

seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.”

Hosea 4:6

 

*****

 

CHILDREN’S SHORT STORY…

 

The following children’s story is suggested reading for children thirteen (13) and up with their parents…

 

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WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER

 

Ganiel is explaining to his son, Adamiel, the importance of being obedient and always telling the truth.  Adamiel is only sixteen, but Ganiel feels that if one constantly trains his children while they are young, then they will learn the Hebrew Way of Life, early and keep it in their hearts and grow to respect and defend it.  Ganiel feels all Hebrew parents should feel the same way, and that is his reason for supporting and living in a TORAH Hebrew Community.

 

“You see, son, it was our disobedience to our GOD of Israel that caused the cruel and barbaric Slave Trade that inhumanely transported Blacks into the four corners of the Earth.    Son, do you know what it means to be a Slave, to be taken in chains to foreign countries in distant lands, never to see your family members again?“ asked Ganiel.

 

“Of course, Ahbah, a Slave neither has freedom nor rights.  We learned about that in school,” said Adamiel.

 

“So, then you see whyit is so important for us to be obedient to our GOD of Israel, so that we as a nation, will never turn from our GOD, ever again and so that we will keep HIS LAWS and be glad to do so,” Ganiel explained to him.  “We, son, the Israelites in this day and time have to pull it all together.  Do you understand what I am trying to tell you, Adamiel?” he asked.

 

“Sure, Ahbah, you don’t want me to make the same mistakes my forefathers made in turning from the GOD of Israel.  And you want me to always abide by GOD’s LAWS.”

 

“Yes, that’s absolutely right!” exclaimed Ganiel surprised that his son would put it so eloquently.  “Our GOD has called us home for a reason.  HE has isolated us to be numbered among the Righteous Remnant.  HE is giving us that final chance to decide to be obedient to HIM and to live by HIS Ways of Righteousness.  Do you understand what I’m trying to tell you, son?”

 

“Yes, Ahbah, I understand.  I know that if we don’t keep GOD’s LAW we will be purged.  That’s what our teacher said.  He called it purged.  He said that means removed.  Israelites who won’t obey will be removed and won’t enter into GOD’s Kingdom of peace and happiness.  And I don’t want to be removed from Gilead, Ahbah.  We have it really good here.  Everything here is ours.  We have things here that we didn’t have in the States.  We have our own homes and apartments, our own school system, our own farm, our own sports, and finally, we have our GOD again.  These are things we never had before,” said Adamiel.

 

“But, son, it’s about more than just that.  True, we have a better life here in Gilead, and our GOD of Israel is to be praised for causing our return.  But we want things and situations to be even better all over the world.  You must understand that we are the most blessed people on this Earth.  Our GOD is the CREATOR GOD of this Universe.  Our GOD watches over us and is with us to prosper our way, so long as we do all that HE tells us.  You see, when we follow GOD’s LAW, we represent HIM, and we show forth HIS Praise.  People will see us and how we carry ourselves and how much our GOD of Israel has blessed us and will want to be in our shoes.  Our righteous behavior will cause them to want to follow our GOD, as well.  This is how we are planted to be a light to the world and show forth GOD’s Praises.   I sure pray you know exactly what I mean,” said Ganiel wondering what else he could tell his son to thoroughly explain his feelings.

 

“I know what you mean, Ahbah,” he told him.

 

“It’s up to us, son.  That’s all.  Believe me, it’s up to us,” Ganiel kept saying shaking his head with hopes that he was getting his message through to his son.  “We have to return to our GOD of Israel with all our heart, or we will be lost again. 

 

“Don’t worry, Ahbah, Adamiel told him,” seeing that the thought of doing wrong really troubled him.  I know that we have to show everyone in the world that good thigs come to people when they live according to GOD’s Laws, Statutes, and Judgments and even the Holy Days HE said we should keep.  Our GOD wants Israelites to worship in righteousness, so that the whole world will look to HIM - not just the Israelites,” said Adamiel.  “HE wants those who are not Israelites to worship HIM, too.”

 

“That’s absolutely right,” exclaimed Ganiel.  “Who told you that?” he asked surpringly.

 

“Ahbah, almost all our teachers teach about keeping the LAW, about being admirable Israelites, and about how the world is watching us to see if we are really the Chosen People of GOD,” said Adamiel.

 

“Well, that is certainly good to know and to know often,“ said Ganiel.  “Hmmm.  Well, I guess that means I don’t have to worry and try so hard, huh?” asked Ganiel smiling.

 

“Now, Ahbah, that’s not the LAW.  You’re supposed to teach your children diligently and talk of GOD’s LAW when you sit in your house, walk by the way, and when you lied down and rise up.  We are taught this, so that when we have children, then we will teach them, also. And the more I hear about our GOD of Israel, the more I want to know.  So, never stop talking to me and with me about our GOD,” said Adamiel.

 

“Well, well,” said Ganiel.  “I didn’t name you ’Man of GOD’ for nothing,” he said smiling and taking his son‘s hand, relieved at his words.  “I’m so glad to hear you say that, son.  And do know that the sooner everyone is joined in the heart to fear the GOD of Israel to follow HIS Ways, the sooner everyone in the world will be worshipping this CREATOR GOD of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.  Son, who‘s your teacher?”

 

“Ahbah, this year I have Brother Yehudah, and last year I had Sister Tziona.  All of our teachers teach the same thing.  The teachers will not let us forget our GOD, the Holy ONE of Israel, and they won’t let us forget that our happiness in Gilead is dependent upon what we live and do and how honest we are in keeping GOD’s LAW.  You see, our GOD of Israel looks at the heart.  And keeping HIS LAW is more than about keeping the Sabbath and the other Laws.  It’s all about what our GOD sees in our hearts.  Even if we keep the LAW, the Holy ONE still wants us to be happy in our hearts about HM being our GOD.  And, Ahbah, I’m happy.  I’m real happy.  We’re not around bad people, we don’t have to worry about someone breaking into our homes, and we have all the food, the fruits and vegetables we could ever want.  Ahbah, ‘m happy here.  And I’ll only be happier when we can worship and pray in GOD’s Holy Temple in Jerusalem,” said Adamiel.

 

Ganiel just looked with amazement at his child who sounded so grown.  And he searched for words to express how he really felt but only pride and gratitude to the Holy ONE of Israel for such a wonderful son touched his heart.

 

“Son, I’ve never told you this before, but I am very proud of you.  You don’t have to worry about me not teaching you and reminding you of the righteous Ways of the Holy ONE of Israel, because I will.  I love Gilead as much as you do, and I also look forward to worshipping our SAVIOR in GOD’s Holy Temple.

 

“That’s another thing, Ahbah,” said Adamiel.

 

“What, son?” asked Ganiel.

 

“We teenagers have made a Covenant to have only the GOD of Israel as our GOD, and as soon as HIS Temple is built, we want to go to Jerusalem and vow to be Servants of the GOD of Israel, forever,” said Adamiel. 

 

“Whose idea was that, son?” asked Ganiel.

 

“You know Little Dahveed, Joel’s son?” asked Adamiel.

 

“Yes, of course, He’s the one who hit’s the most home runs and makes the most baskets in sports, right.  How can I forget the kid who keeps my son from being the number one sports celebrity in Gilead,” joked Ganiel.

 

“Yes, Ahbah,” said Adamiel laughing, “Little Dahveed is the most popular kid in school.  Well, it was his idea.  But all of us want to be involved in this Covenant, Ahbah.  That is all the older boys in the high school.  So, please don’t try to stop us, Ahbah.  This is something we have to do to let our GOD of Israel know that we won’t fail HIM and that we are sorry for the sins of our forefathers,” Adamiel told him.

 

“Son, I’ll never stop you from doing a good thing and from doing what’s right.  If this is in your hearts to do, then I most certainly will give my approval.  Actually, I think it’s a wonderful idea.  And to show how pleased I am about the Covenant you young men have made, I’ll do my part to make sure all of you get to Jerusalem.  How’s that for supporting a good thing?” asked Ganiel smiling to his son.

 

“Thanks, Ahbah.  This is something we feel we just have to do.  We have visions of making our GOD happy and about being a true light to the world.  If there is to be peace on GOD’s Earth, then we have to be strong in GOD’s Way and serious about who we are and about showing forth GOD’s Praises.  That’s why GOD formed us, isn’t it?” asked Adamiel.

 

“Son, you are exactly right.  Who did you say your teacher is?” asked Ganiel.

 

“Ahbah, we’ve got good teachers.  Believe me.  If they don’t teach us the right way, you will know it.  We are just that serious about returning to our GOD of Israel.  We are on a campaign to make sure that we will not make the same mistakes of our forefathers.  And our strategies are to be strong and stand strong in what our GOD of Israel has left for us to know and to do.  We know that HE is with us,” explained Adamiel.

 

“And how do you know, son?”  asked Ganiel.

 

“Ahbah, when the Holy ONE of Israel sends anyone a message, it’s clear, so clear that it is undeniable, and people know when HE speaks to them,” he told his Ahbah.  “You named me ‘Adamiel’ - ‘man of GOD.’  I might be a young ‘man of GOD,’ but I can certainly recognize GOD’s guidance.  And HIS Kingdom will be established.  You have your meetings, and we have ours.  We’re all in this together, Ahbah, for the good of the GOD of Israel and for the good and return of the nation of Israel to righteousness.”

 

“Yes, son, yes.  I hear you.  PRAISE THE LORD GOD OF ISRAEL, we are all in this together.

 

By

 

Tziona Yisrael

(April 2006)

 

“The secret of the LORD is with them that fear him;

and he will shew them his covenant.”

Psalm 25:14

 

“Thus saith the LORD, thy Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel;

I am the LORD thy God which teacheth thee to profit,

which leadeth thee by the way that thou shouldest go.

 

“O that thou hadst hearkened to my commandments!

then had thy peace been as a river,

and thy righteousness as the waves of the sea:

 

“Thy seed also had been as the sand,

and the offspring of thy bowels like the gravel thereof;

his name should not have been cut off nor destroyed from before me.

 

“Go ye forth of Babylon, flee ye from the Chaldeans,

with a voice of singing declare ye, tell this, utter it even to the end of the earth; say ye, The LORD hath redeemed his servant Jacob.”

Isaiah 48:17 - 20

 

SUGGESTED READINGS:

 

Deuteronomy 32nd Chapter

Jeremiah 23rd Chapter

Ezekiel 34th Chapter

*****

 

Since starting to write Children’s stories for The LawKeepers JOURNAL, I have grown to love this task for they also Exalt Our Holy ONE of Israel, and they tell rose-colored stories in the process because, with GOD’s Blessings, we will indeed lead better and happier lives upon our return to our heritage.  I believe this with all my heart! Then, we will enjoy the Righteous lifestyles that you read about in these stories and live in a tranquility, Peace, and Happiness that only the Holy ONE of Israel can bring to fruition.   And accordingly, we will one day guard this utopia that will thrive in the LIGHT of GOD’s LAW, and we will eliminate those who threaten its existence.   This won’t just be about FEARING the Holy ONE to follow HIS Ways, it will be about tasting a divine lifestyle and having it no other way.

 

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Children’s stories that I have written and published, thus far, in The LawKeepers JOURNALS are as follows:

 

 

“Who Was that Strange Man?”

“The Garden of Shirri”

“When You See One, You See the Other”

 “The Woods of Gilead”

 “Little Talya Talks to the Animals”

“Turning the Hearts of the Fathers to the Children

and the Hearts of the Children to Their Fathers”

“Lot’s Separation From Abram”

“Gideon Rocks”

“Something is Terribly Wrong!”

“Something is Terribly Wrong!” Part II

 “Something is Terribly Wrong!” Part III

 “GOD is Making Everything Right!”

(Continued from the sequel, Something Is Terribly Wrong, Part III)

“GOD is Making Everything Right!” Part II

(Continued from the sequel, Something Is Terribly Wrong, Part III)

“GOD is Making Everything Right!” Part III

(Continued from the sequel, Something Is Terribly Wrong, Part III)

“GOD is Making Everything Right!” Part IV

 (Continued from the sequel, Something Is Terribly Wrong, Part III)

“GOD is Making Everything Right!” Part V

 (Continued from the sequel, Something Is Terribly Wrong, Part III)

 “GOD is Making Everything Right!” Part VI

 (Continued from the sequel, Something Is Terribly Wrong, Part III)

“GOD is Making Everything Right!” Part VII

 (Continued from the sequel, Something Is Terribly Wrong, Part III)

“GOD is Making Everything Right!” Part VIII

 (Continued from the sequel, Something Is Terribly Wrong, Part III)

“GOD is Making Everything Right!” Part IX

 (Continued from the sequel, Something Is Terribly Wrong, Part III)

“GOD is Making Everything Right!” Part X

 (Continued from the sequel, Something Is Terribly Wrong, Part III)

“GOD Sends HIS Angel to Help and to Hurt!”

“King Solomon’s Throne”

“Eden and His Gammy”

“The Humminggirl”

“GOD Alone is CREATOR, and HE Wants All the Glory!”

“Going Home!”

“We Have Heard that GOD is With You!”

“Stars, Sand, and Pomegranates!”

“GOD’s Olive Tree”

“A Blessed People”

“They Still Don’t Want to Return!”

“Trekking to Face Jerusalem to Talk to the Holy ONE of Israel!”

“Saphirah”

“Little David”

”Time is Everything”

“Little Isaiah”

“Cameras Capture More Than Just the Picture”

“Ahbah, What is Passover?”

“We‘re All In This Together”

 

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All the above children’s stories are posted on The LawKeepers Website at:

 

www.thelawkeepers.org

Click on “JOURNAL”

 

If you would like to contribute your short stories for our youth, please feel free to submit them for publication.  The only requirement is that they are in accord with the teachings of the Most High CREATOR GOD of Abraham and Moses.

 

Tziona Yisrael

Editor

 

*****

 

CLOSING SCRIPTURE EXALTING THE HOLY ONE OF ISRAEL:

 

“Thou calledst in trouble, and I delivered thee;

I answered thee in the secret place of thunder:

I proved thee at the waters of Meribah. Selah.

 

“Hear, O my people, and I will testify unto thee:

O Israel, if thou wilt hearken unto me;

 

“There shall no strange god be in thee;

neither shalt thou worship any strange god.

 

“I am the LORD thy God, which brought thee out of the land of Egypt:

open thy mouth wide, and I will fill it.

 

“Oh that my people had hearkened unto me, and Israel had walked in my ways!”

Psalm 81:7 - 10,13

 

 

H  A  L  L  E  L  U  Y  A  H !

 

H  A  L  L  E  L  U  Y  A  H !!

 

H  A  L  L  E  L  U  Y  A  H !!!

 

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BLESS THE LORD, YIHOVAH,

MERCIFUL GOD OF

ABRAHAM, ISAAC, AND JACOB,

O MY SOUL

AND ALL THAT IS WITHIN ME BLESS

HIS HOLY NAME

FOR

HIS MERCIFUL KINDNESS TO ALL WHO FEAR HIM AND KEEP

HIS COMMANDMENTS!

 

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KNOWING  THE  BEAUTY  AND  THE  REWARD  OF  THE  FEAR  OF

THE  LORD  GOD  OF  ISRAEL  AND 

SERVING  AND  WORSHIPPING  ONLY  HIM,

AND  NOT  MAN  OR  IDOL  IS  A SALVATION  IN  ITSELF!

 

Blessed be the Most High GOD of Israel and blessed be HIS Holy Name

forever and ever! 

 

Touch our mouths, Lord GOD of Abraham, and

let us declare your Praise FOREVER!

 

*******

 

*******The LawKeepers, Co.*******

*Canaan is the Land / Jerusalem is the Place*

*Where Our GOD Has Said HIS Heart Would Be*

Yehudah ben Yacob, President

500 Kappock Street, Suite 7M

Bronx, New York   10463

 

                                                                                                                                       2004/05/06

 

With much gratitude and appreciation, The LawKeepers, Co. wishes to announce receipt of donations extended towards our establishment of a TORAH Hebrew Community…

 

 

T’zirah Baht Yisrael

 

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Bill Wesley

 

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TATEJAMS

http://www.tatejams.com/

 

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$100.00

(Anonymous)

 

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FINANCIAL REPORT FOR 2005/06:

 

DONATIONS TO KATRINA VICTIMS:

 

$50.00 from Rabbi Yahoshua Yahir of the "Home of Prayer Congregation" in Charlotte, North Carolina

            

All funds received for "Katrina" victims are accounted for in a separate bank account and will be forwarded to organizations for this cause:

 

The American Red Cross Fund for Katrina victims

Oprah Winfrey's Angel Network

 

The funds will be dispersed annually in the month of Aviv.    

 

DONATIONS TO THE LAWKEEPERS, CO.:

 

Brother Yahoseba Yisrael

Brother Joseph Anderson of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Sister June E. Porter (JELPO) of Delaware

 

The LawKeepers, Co. is grateful to all who desire to assist in our Mission.

 

The LawKeepers, Co. appreciates all contributions towards our TORAH Hebrew Community and for your donations to aid the Katrina victims.

 

BLESSED BE THE HOLY ONE OF ISRAEL!

 

If you would like to make a donation towards our cause, please feel free to send your contributions to the President of the LawKeepers at the above address.

 

Respectfully in the Name of the Most High GOD of Israel,

 

Tziona Yisrael,

Executive Secretary

The LawKeepers, Co.

*****

 

MOTHERS WITH SONS IN PRISON

 

MWSIP (Mothers with sons in prison) is striving to embrace all mothers of different races, color, creed and nationalities worldwide

to bridge the gap that separates them from their sons within the prison systems with unconditional love.

 

***

 

A Mother's Release Day

 

Freedom not only comes physically, but it originates from the heart. The anticipation of the release day for your son is also the release day for the mother. When your son goes into prison, you as his mother go in with him without even being aware of it until it's time for him to come out.

 

There's tons of unexpected emotions that happens when it gets near the release day for your son. You have occupied for the duration of his time that small little corner within the spiritual walls of that prison. A small voice from above speaks to you near that time and tells you "you can come out now".

 

Severe fear sets in and you find yourself glued to a placed that your hearts been in for the time he has been there. You fear you're leaving him! How can I come out and he's still there? The small voice speaks again..."you can come out now." the fear intensifys and you begin to cryin uncontrollably. Your inside screams... "I CANT' LEAVE HIM, I'M SCARED!" After forcefully shaking until your bones start to hurt, with a light that shines beside you, you step forward into the silhouette, and immediately, your son steps out behind you.

 

Joy unspeakable! You're at the finish line on your mark waiting for the green light, then waiting for the gun to go off to fly. A mixture of emotions starts from joy to gladness to anticipation to fear to being elated to just plain ole crazy inside.

 

You've been there for him every minute, everyday, even his day of release, you want to be there not realizing until it hits you that this is your release day too. Words will never be able to explain or capture that moment in your heart what you feel. You give up on trying to describe the feeling. You simply result to "just happy". Every minute is so special to you as well as him. All past events are just that, past events. They don't mean anything anymore.

 

The pain leaves your eyes; the wisdom sets in along with experience. Now the dove inside you and the eagle inside him is released-----GO FLY!!!!!!

 

A Mother's Day In Court

 

The first time I ever experienced screaming from the inside out. You're helpless. You've lost all control, the mercy lies on the court. But what can you do? This is the most helpless time you can experience. The Life of your child lays in someone else's hands, a total stranger. A person who has no knowledge of the heart of your son. It's like someone literally snatches a baby from your arms to do with him what they want to do with him. You can only scream from the inside out. Heart wrenching as it is, again, what can you do but beg for the mercy of the court. "Somebody's mercy, anybody's mercy"!

Everyone in the courtroom are strangers. They only know the crime and the crime knows them. But everyone, this place, this dream, you are unfamiliar with. All of the decisions without my permission come through the court.

 

What about my decision, my suggestion, my opinion or even my thoughts? This is my son! No body cares, nor do they want to hear them. All I want to do is take my boy home with me, but fate is not on my side this time. The worst day of my life was the day in court, because a part of me was taken away to a cold, unsafe, non-caring place of nowhere. Now my son is gone.

 

A Mother's Travel

 

The road to your left is the road of sorrow and grief. The road that veers off to your right is the road of heartbreak and pain. The road that goes toward the north, is the road of fear, the road that goes south is the road of unfamiliar. All these roads curve, twist, and turn.

 

They eventually end up merging into the one-way street that the mother travels during the entire time her son is in prison, which leads toward his heart. Roadblocks are in the millions all across these roads. Dead end streets are deceitful, because they are without warning. Where is the end of the road and when will I get there?

 

The end is there but is it near? Is the end of the road bright or is it dim? Who will judge that? Some roads are under construction, they take forever. Some have detours, which brings on confusion. Some are full of red lights. No matter where you travel to, to see your son, believe that there is an end to those long roads. The road will end in this world but never in your heart.

 

I traveled miles to visit my son and miles to be that voice on the outside for him, as well as support. You don't support the crime committed, you support the love for him. If I had to do it all over again, I would travel those same roads all over again. I would go down those same streets. It was the beginning of our destiny.

 

www.mothers with sons in prison.com

 

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It’s a sad state of affairs to have to be one of these mothers.  It’s even more of a poignant matter knowing that more often than not, the fathers of these boys are right there with their sons, strung out on drugs, or dead.  But there is hope:

 

“Attend unto my cry; for I am brought very low: deliver me from my persecutors; for they are stronger than I.

Bring my soul out of prison, that I may praise thy name: the righteous shall compass me about;

for thou shalt deal bountifully with me.”

Psalm 142:6,7

 

“I the LORD have called thee in righteousness, and will hold thine hand, and will keep thee,

and give thee for a covenant of the people, for a light of the Gentiles;

To open the blind eyes, to bring out the prisoners from the prison,

and them that sit in darkness out of the prison house.”

Isaiah 42:6,7

 

Remember those incarcerated…T.Y. Editor

 

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OTHER SOURCES OF INFORMATION CIRCULATED BY HEBREW ISRAELITES:

 

For information about the happenings in Hebrew Israelite Congregations, News, and Health, please contact:

 

E-mail: fao3@att.net

For issues of the ICN, including archived issues,

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For a totally Black Hebrew Israelite Newspaper, please know that the Jerusalem Chronicle subscriptions are now online. Visit the following WebSite:

 

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The Yisrael Internet Radio Network:

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for there is no saviour besides me.”  

Hosea 13:4

 

“Fear ye not, neither be afraid: have not I told thee from that time,

and have declared it? ye are even my witnesses. Is there a God beside me?

yea, there is no God; I know not any.”

Isaiah 44:8

 

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Proverb 4:7

 

Deuteronomy 28th Chapter

is all about The Slave Trade of Blacks out of “Africa.”

 

“For thou shalt worship no other god: 

for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God.”  

Exodus 34:14

 

“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 7:9

 

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