“…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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<>THE GOD OF ISRAEL TAKING BACK HIS UNIVERSE!<>

 

AND

 

<>MANIFESTING THE SECOND GREAT EXODUS<>

 

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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,<>

<>and this is my memorial unto all generations. <> 

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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“O earth, earth, earth, hear the word of the Lord.” 

Jeremiah 22:29

 

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EXALTATION OF THE MOST HIGH GOD OF ISRAEL:

 

“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;”

I Chronicles 16:8 - 12

 

*****

 

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

 

GONE FISHING…

 

“And it came to pass at noon, that Elijah mocked them, and said, Cry aloud: for he [is] a god; either he is talking, or he is pursuing, or he is in a journey, [or] peradventure he sleepeth, and must be awaked.”

 

1 Kings 18:27

 

 

It’s August and vacation time is here.  So I’m taking some time off and going on vacation.

 

GOD don’t take vacations; the Prophet Elijah made that clear when he called on ELOHIM at mount Carmel to prove question of  “Who is GOD?”   In the preceding scripture Elijah is telling the prophets of Baal that their god may be “in a journey” or sleeping, i.e. the same things that people do on vacation.  But when Elijah called upon the name of YIHOVAH, HE didn’t hesitate to answer his servant the prophet………The MOST HIGH don’t take no vacation.

 

But as for me I’m going to put down my briefcase and pick up my rod and reel, cause

I’m on vacation and Gone Fishing.

 

Shalom and Shalom,

 

Yehudah ben Yacob,

President

The LawKeepers, Co.

 

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Tribute to the New Moon Revised:

 

 

“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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IF “SIGHTED,”

And if it’s not the evening of GOD’s Holy Seventh Day Sabbath of

COMPLETE REST or other Holy Day,

please report your evidence (day, date, and time) to:

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START THE NEXT NEW MOON WATCH ON THE EVENINGS OF

 

<<<AUGUST 16,17,18, 2004>>>

 

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:

 

 

“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 Sabbath Day 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! 

 

“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

 

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

  AUGUST / SEPTEMBER 2004

ARE AS FOLLOWS:

(If some of the Sabbath Readings are too lengthy for one day, then pace yourself, and consider reading the TORAH Writings on the Sabbath and the rest of the Scriptures listed throughout the week.)

 

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NEW MOON WATCH:

August 16,17,18, 2004

“And they shall be my people, and

I will be their God: And I will give them

one heart, and one way, that they may

 fear me for ever, for the good of them,

and of their children after them:” 

Jeremiah 32:39

 

Numbers 10:10

Psalm 81:1 – 10

Ezekiel 46:3

Numbers Chapters 29 - 31

Isaiah 25th Chapter

Ezekiel 45th Chapter

Psalm 50th Chapter

Isaiah 19th Chapter

Jeremiah 44th Chapter

Nahum 1st Chapter

Psalm 22nd Chapter

“…their nobles shall be of themselves, and

their governor shall proceed from the midst

of them; and I will cause him to draw near,

and he shall approach unto me: for who is

this that engaged his heart to approach

unto me? saith the LORD. And ye shall be

my people, and I will be your God.”

Jeremiah 30:21,22 (Deu. 17:5)

 

SHABBAT READINGS - 8/21/04

 

Genesis 2:1 - 3

Exodus 16:29

Exodus 31:12 - 18

Deuteronomy 5:12 - 15

Isaiah 56:1 - 7

Isaiah 58:10 - 14

Numbers Chapters 32 and 34

I Kings 9:1 – 9

I Kings 9:25

II Kings 10th Chapter

II Kings 17:36 - 39

Jeremiah 13th Chapter

Zechariah 13th Chapter

Isaiah 45th Chapter

Joshua 1:7,8

Psalm 89th Chapter

Psalm 9th Chapter

 

SHABBAT READINGS – 8/28/04

 

Genesis 2:1 - 3

Exodus 16:29

Exodus 31:12 - 18

Deuteronomy 5:12 - 15

Isaiah 56:1 - 7

Isaiah 58:10 – 14

Numbers Chapters 35 and 36

I Kings 11th Chapter

Joshua 13th Chapter

Joshua 20th Chapter

Joshua 23rd Chapter

Judges 2nd Chapter

Hosea 4th Chapter

Hosea 5th Chapter

Hosea 7th Chapter

Psalm 22nd Chapter

Psalm 135th Chapter

 

SHABBAT READINGS 9/4/04

 

Genesis 2:1 - 3

Exodus 16:29

Exodus 31:12 - 18

Deuteronomy 5:12 - 15

Isaiah 56:1 - 7

Isaiah 58:10 – 14

Deuteronomy Chapter 1
I Kings 8th Chapter

Ezekiel 4th Chapter

Psalm 33rd Chapter

Psalm 46th Chapter

 

SHABBAT READINGS - 9/11/04

 

Genesis 2:1 - 3

Exodus 16:29

Exodus 31:12 - 18

Deuteronomy 5:12 - 15

Isaiah 56:1 - 7

Isaiah 58:10 - 14

Deuteronomy Chapters 2 - 4

I Chronicles 1st Chapter

Jeremiah 49:1 - 22

Obadiah

Malachi 1st Chapter

Joshua 2nd Chapter

Ezekiel 20: 5 - 38

Hosea 8th Chapter

II Kings 17th Chapter

II Kings 18:4

Isaiah 55th Chapter

Jeremiah 23rd Chapter

Jeremiah 30:24

Psalm 25th Chapter

Psalm 32nd Chapter

Psalm 34th Chapter

Psalm 148th Chapter

 

Please note:

At this point, the Chapter order for some

Readings have been switched in order to

accommodate specific “Readings” for

the different Holy Feast Days.

 

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Watch for the next NEW MOON "Sighting" on SEPTEMBER 14,15,16, 2004 - The Memorial of Blowing of Trumpets.

 

A complete TORAH Readings Hebrew Calendar displaying all the months,

“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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SOME QUESTIONS TO PONDER:

 

“And there was no water for the congregation: and they gathered themselves together against Moses and against Aaron.”   Numbers 20:2

 

We should know that the Holy ONE of Israel tried the Israelites in the Wilderness on a number of occasions to see how they would behave themselves.  Several times HE withheld water from them, as in the passage above.  But the Children of Israel failed this test and greatly angered the Holy ONE.  If we were out in the Second Wilderness without water, how should we conduct ourselves?

 

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In respect to serving and ministering before the Most High GOD of Israel, how do the duties of the Levites and the Priests differ?

 

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Should you choose to respond to the above questions, I shall publish your response in the next issue of The LawKeepers JOURNAL.   T.Y., Editor

 

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HINTS FOR HARDY, HEALTHY HEBREWS:

MORE FOOD-BORNE ILLNESSES STEM FROM

FRESH FRUITS, VEGGIES

 

Industry alarmed by recent outbreaks

Jerri Reges, who suffered from salmonellosis,

talks about the experience at her home

in Cabot, Pa.,

July 28.



The Associated Press

Updated: 2:33 p.m. ET Aug. 2, 2004


PITTSBURGH - Jerri Reges can tell you what food poisoning feels like.

“This was worse than labor,” said Reges, a mother of two.


The 39-year-old woman got severe stomach cramps after eating a hoagie at a convenience store July 5, becoming one of more than 300 people sickened in a recent salmonella outbreak that has hit five states. Roma tomatoes are believed to be the cause.

It’s the latest high-profile scare involving fresh produce, which experts say is the new frontier in foodborne disease prevention. In this round no one has died, in contrast to last year’s hepatitis outbreak that killed four people and made hundreds sick. Green onions from Mexico were blamed.


Fresh foods more risky

 

Tainted fresh foods pose more concerns than others because fruits and vegetables are often eaten raw or lightly cooked. That means salmonella, cyclospora, shigella, E. coli and other pathogens often aren’t killed before eating, and they generally can’t be removed by washing.


The most common of these cause diarrhea and cramps and are not fatal. The germs are often spread from the unwashed hands of food workers.


WHAT ARE SALMONELLA AND E. COLI?

 

Both are bacteria that occur commonly in the intestinal tracts of animals and humans, but some types cause serious illness. They are often spread by the unwashed hands of food workers.



HOW ARE THEY SPREAD?

 

Some strains of salmonella can turn up on fruits and vegetables; others are found in eggs and poultry. E. coli is most often linked to undercooked meat but also can be found in raw sprouts and lettuce. Both bacteria are also found in unpasteurized milk and juice.


WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF THESE ILLNESSES?

 

People exposed to salmonella can get sick in one to three days, with diarrhea, fever, abdominal cramps and vomiting which lasts up to seven days. E. coli’s basic symptoms are similar, but can take up to eight days to develop, and may last up to 10 days. Both germs are most dangerous to young children, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems. Deaths are rare, although one strain of E. coli causes particularly severe illness.


WHAT OUTBREAKS HAVE BEEN THE WORST
?

 

Perhaps the largest salmonella outbreak in the country sickened about 20,000 people in 1994 who ate ice cream from Schwan’s, a home food delivery company based in Marshall, Minn. Investigators traced the bacteria to tanker trucks used to haul both ice cream and raw eggs. Over the last decade, hundreds also have become sick from tainted tomatoes and orange juice.A major E. coli outbreak in 1993 sickened about 700 people and killed four who ate undercooked Jack in the Box hamburgers in Washington state. That outbreak led to tighter U.S. Department of Agriculture safety standards for meat and poultry producers.


Some strains of salmonella can turn up on fruits and vegetables; others are found in eggs and poultry. E. coli is most often linked to undercooked meat but also can be found in raw sprouts and lettuce. Both bacteria are also found in unpasteurized milk and juice. 


International and federal laws don’t allow the United States to set tougher safety rules for imported produce than for domestic products. Though the Food and Drug Administration tightened seafood and juice regulations after outbreaks in the late 1990s, officials are still studying whether to tighten fruit and vegetable standards.

“It’s really discouraging that it takes somebody to die to get anybody to do something,” said Nancy Donley, president of Safe Tables Our Priority. The Burlington, Vt.-based group was formed by the parents of children who died or were seriously ill after a 1993 E. coli outbreak traced to undercooked hamburgers.


Divided responsibility

 

Donley said a key problem is that no single agency is responsible for food safety. The USDA monitors meat, poultry and some egg products; the FDA handles eggs still in their shell, dairy products, and all other foods.


“If you’ve got an outbreak in a place that makes both cheese and sausage pizzas, you’ll have the USDA in there for the sausage pizzas and the FDA in there for the pizzas with just cheese,” Donley said. “It’s just silly.”


Officials with those agencies note that their jurisdictions are set by Congress.

The fruit and vegetable industry, alarmed by the outbreaks, is already policing itself, said Devon Zagory, senior vice president of Davis Fresh Technologies LLC of Redding, Calif., a food safety consulting firm. Most supermarket chains, for example, make growers and suppliers use food safety programs that must be audited by third-parties like Zagory’s company, he said.


And when questions arise about unsafe imports, the FDA can simply ban products it can’t otherwise regulate.


76 million Americans affected every year

 

The agency barred imported Mexican cantaloupes a few years ago after dozens of people got sick and two died in four separate salmonella outbreaks linked to melons. The ban was lifted for some Mexican companies that said they would adopt stricter safety standards.


But another key to combating food poisoning is measuring the problem, an inexact science that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is working to improve.


The CDC estimates 76 million Americans get foodborne illnesses each year, based on a study of 1997 statistics, said Dr. Robert Tauxe, chief of CDC’s foodborne and diarrheal diseases branch. In that study, the CDC concluded that 325,000 Americans are hospitalized and 5,000 die each year, but that one in 38 cases is never reported.


Those numbers are based on the assumption that millions of people, unlike Reges, are never hospitalized and blame their illness on a virus or the flu.


The CDC is now actively tracking foodborne illnesses in nine states and using those numbers to set nationwide estimates.


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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, or I’ll eat your sneakers!  :)

 

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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:

 

FOLLOWING THE GOD OF ABRAHAM AND MOSES!

 

“Cast ye up, cast ye up, prepare the way,

take up the stumblingblock out of the way of my people.

 

“For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity,

whose name is Holy;

I dwell in the high and holy place,

with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit,

to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.

 

“For I will not contend for ever, neither will I be always wroth:

for the spirit should fail before me, and the souls which I have made.

 

“For the iniquity of his covetousness was I wroth,

and smote him:

I hid me, and was wroth, and he went on frowardly in the way of his heart.

 

“I have seen his ways, and will heal him: I will lead him also,

and restore comforts unto him and to his mourners.”

Isaiah 57:14 - 18

 

“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.”

Psalm 37:9 - 11

 

                                                                                                    August 2004

 

Can you imagine what a world that FEARS the True and Living GOD of Abraham and Moses will be like?  Can you fathom GOD, the CREATOR, taking back HIS Universe?  Can you envision a globe that embraces GOD’s WORD and the Ways of Righteousness that HE established so many thousands of years ago in the Wilderness before HIS Chosen People, the Children of Israel?  And can you see nations all over this world abandoning false religions and turning to this ONE GOD of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob?  Can you conceive of this happening at all?  Think about it!

 

This is not all that easy to do, especially when we realize that EVERYTHING the Gentile world has established and maintained goes against GOD’s Spirituality and must be changed to espouse and incorporate the CREATOR and HIS Book of the Law, as well as give absolute magnification of ONLY HIM.  And then, we must also be cognizant of the fact that not only must situations, transactions, and objectives be reconsidered and transformed, but changed to fit Paths of Righteousness that will please the Holy ONE of Israel. 

 

Of course all GOD’s Laws, Statutes, and Judgments are of great importance, and we must live by all GOD’s Ordinances without altering them.  But when I recently talked with someone about GOD’s Holy Sabbath Day of “Complete Rest,” I got an interesting response.   This person accepts what GOD Commands of us for HIS Day of Rest, but just can’t deem it possible to observe this Holy Seventh/Sabbath Day when emergencies are prevalent all over the world and when television, radio, and the Internet services have to be carefully monitored, hospitals have to be run, policemen and firemen have to be on duty, and industrial plants have to be in operation 24/7 and only shut down in rare cases of emergency.  

 

Well, with this present world system, his point was well made.  And I would like to add that I wonder if Israelites who use their computers on GOD’s Holy Sabbath Day of Rest realize that organizations and companies such as Yahoo, AOL, the Web, etc., have employees working on this day in order to maintain proper operations of the Internet and servers.  Clearly, this is in violation of GOD’s Law of the Sabbath of which every Israelite, I’m sure will agree.  Whether we realize it or not, by their working to keep this Internet system in operation on the Holy Sabbath of Rest, they enable others, who go online at this time, to commit transgressions, as well.  Have we considered the fact that their working on GOD’s Seventh Day is also a sin against this Holy Day of Rest?  And if we acknowledge this Truth, then why contribute towards this great sin and be enabled to go against GOD’s Law of the Sabbath Day of Rest? 

 

Under the circumstances, in this present world system, the need is great for hospitals, firemen, and police stations to operate, albeit, they have their own serious problems involving corruption, as well, whether in operation or not. 

 

Because of the great sins of the Children of Israel all manner of cancers, maladies, corruption, degradation, and perversion permeate all societies.  But isn’t this part of the curse for our forsaking the Holy ONE of Israel?  Our GOD left the Israelites and the Land of Israel in the hands of Gentiles and gave HIS planet, Earth to Gentiles to do with it as they please, and Heaven knows they have made a mess of everything.  In their zeal to hide GOD’s Truth, control and manipulate the world, increase their riches at the expense of others, and establish their own religions, they have created untold chaos and confusion that only the All-Mighty GOD can resolve.

 

And due to people not fearing GOD to do HIS Will, many are victims of thievery, illegal drugs, murder, corruption, suffering, and a myriad of other vices and immoral acts.  Thus, the need for hospitals, fire houses, and police stations to operate throughout GOD’s Sabbaths of Rest.

 

Under the circumstances of this present world system, I ask you if it is realistic to believe that one day these ills will vanish over time and people will live happily-ever-after believing as they please, worshipping false gods, and disregarding the ONE True and Living GOD of Abraham and Moses - the CREATOR of Heaven and Earth? 

 

Well, let’s look at the real picture.  Since the period the Judahites were under foreign control (the Grecian Empire) and scattered from their heritage, Gentile nations have divided and conquored, established three dominant religions (none of which are related to the GOD of Abraham and Moses or acknowledge and follow HIS Ways), built atomic bombs, as a deterrent to foreign occupation and control of their countries, manipulated and exploited so-called “Third World Countries,” have monopolized industries and the rich resources of other nations, and have literally occupied other lands in an effort to control another people’s assets.  Now, 2,500 years later, nothing man has accomplished has shown promise for a better world, hope for the destitute, or an end to the evils and wickedness that plagues us all in one way or another.  Again, keep in mind that this is all because the Children of Israel did not and still do not follow the Holy ONE, the GOD of Abraham and Moses to be obedient to HIS Ways of Righteousness.

 

So, should we believe that under this Gentile world system these bad elements, heinous crimes, and merciless injustices will one day be eliminated?  Of a truth, we delude ourselves if we think for one moment that things will change under the present powers-that-be even in 100 years or in another 1,000 years if time permits.   Times have only gotten horrifically worse with each passing decade.  And, no doubt few people have neither thought about conditions that can destroy a planet nor imagined what knowing and following the True GOD and living HIS Ways of Righteousness would entail and would profit. 

 

Making mention of the ills of this planet herewith are but scratching the surface of the tip of the iceberg.  But with the Most High GOD, the CREATOR of all things, these evils, the staunch hatred of minorities, injustice, and ubiquitous unrighteousness are not invincible.   The CREATOR yet LIVES and is already showing HIS Might and Wrath on this globe that will bring an end to depravity, misery, and endless despair.   These ills that plague the world can and will be eliminated and GOD’s GOODNESS can and will prevail in their stead.  And that which people do not understand is that turning to the True GOD and following HIS Spirituality, the ONE Way of Life that HE has ordained, are paramount to learning Truth and obtaining knowledge of the real facts, i.e., the GOD’s Truth.  Once this GOD of Abraham and Moses opens the eyes of all remaining nations to FEAR HIM and to do HIS Will, there will be no need for hospitals.  GOD will remove all the diseases of Egypt.  There will be no need for despair and suffering.  GOD will give good reason for true happiness.  There will be no need for police stations.  The people of the world will live to worship this GOD of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob and will live to do HIS LAW in righteousness.  Thus, there will be no need for a police force. 

 

Also, in no way will the question of keeping GOD’s Holy Sabbath Day of Rest ever again be debated or become an issue.  Not only will GOD’s Chosen People realize the great significance of this Holy Seventh Day, but also will all Peoples of this world know to keep this Day of Complete Rest.  Out of FEAR and LOVE for this CREATOR GOD of Hosts and THANKSGIVING for HIS Peace on this Earth, the Israelites and the remaining nations will wholeheartedly shut down businesses, industrial plants, and all facilities in honor of GOD’s Seventh Day Sabbath and will be happy to do so for the absolute bliss rewarded.   

 

I can envision empty highways and streets, disconnected satellites, television, cable and telephone services.  And I can see people taking great satisfaction in observing GOD’s Holy Day of Rest with HIM.  I can see people enjoying life - the real, good life that GOD will establish for those who LOVE HIM and who are obedient to HIS Ways.  I can see no more tears, sorrow, and mourning - only PRAISE and EXALTATION of the ONE GOD of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob for bringing happiness and joy to those who once suffered from impoverishment, sickness, and endless worry.  And I can see all nations legislating laws and encouraging its peoples to worship and give honor to ONLY the GOD of Moses.  Yes, I can see all this and more.  I can see myself worshipping My GOD of Israel in HIS Holy Temple and praising HIM with tears of joy for touching my heart to know HIM and to follow HIS Ways.  And PRAISE HIS HOLY NAME, I will not be alone!  I can see others, Israelites and the Stranger, with me.

 

“Thus saith the LORD of hosts; I was jealous for Zion with great jealousy, and I was jealous for her with great fury. Thus saith the LORD; I am returned unto Zion, and will dwell in the midst of Jerusalem: and Jerusalem shall be called a city of truth; and the mountain of the LORD of hosts the holy mountain. Thus saith the LORD of hosts; There shall yet old men and old women dwell in the streets of Jerusalem, and every man with his staff in his hand for very age. And the streets of the city shall be full of boys and girls playing in the streets thereof. Thus saith the LORD of hosts; If it be marvellous in the eyes of the remnant of this people in these days, should it also be marvellous in mine eyes? saith the LORD of hosts. Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Behold, I will save my people from the east country, and from the west country; And I will bring them, and they shall dwell in the midst of Jerusalem: and they shall be my people, and I will be their God, in truth and in righteousness.”   Zechariah 8:2 - 8

 

Once the world realizes the importance of keeping GOD’s Holy Seventh Day of Rest (and ALL HIS LAW), as HE has ordained in order that we be refreshed, then observance of GOD’s Holy Sabbath and ALL HIS Holy Days will have fabulous meaning to Israelites and to other peoples and will be full of PRAISE and GLORY for ONLY the GOD of Israel.  And Jerusalem will again be the Holy City to be visited to bow before the ONE True GOD in HIS Holy Temple.  Won’t this be a glorious time to live and behold?!!!  So, now, can you imagine what a world that FEARS the GOD of Abraham and Moses will be like when fear and love of this GOD will be in the hearts of every nation under the sun?   Think about it!

 

Without question, MAGNIFYING and PRAISING the GOD of Israel and none else and accepting HIS Paths of Righteousness will manifest knowledge of the True and Living GOD (the CREATOR), HIS Peace, prosperity, and happiness on this ever so sick and polluted planet, Earth. 

 

“Behold, I [Moses] 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.

 

“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?

 

“Only take heed to thyself, and keep thy soul diligently, lest thou forget the things which thine eyes have seen, and lest they depart from thy heart all the days of thy life: but teach them thy sons, and thy sons' sons;”   Deuteronomy 4:5 - 9

 

And I’m sure we will all agree that once more, we need the Holy ONE of Israel to intervene before we will all be dead and without any hope for survival on this ever so defiled planet.

 

All that being a promise and a given, shouldn’t we right now be about following the Holy ONE - the CREATOR, the GOD of the “Old Testament,” and giving HIM the opportunity to come forward and prove HIMSELF?  But you ask, “How do we do that?”  We do that by abandoning the unfounded imaginations of our hearts, by returning to the Holy ONE in Righteousness according to HIS Book of the Law, as it is written, by being a follower of HIM and ceasing to grandstand, by cleaving unto HIM, and by doing what HE has required of us.  And yes, we should also be about realizing that time is short - ever so short - and the Holy ONE has already left HIS WORD that we should be about HIS Business and returning to our heritage, not to mention “Fleeing Babylon” (Jeremiah 50th and 51st Chapters).

 

“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

 

“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 4:10,11

 

“And I will come near to you to judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, and against the adulterers, and against false swearers, and against those that oppress the hireling in his wages, the widow, and the fatherless, and that turn aside the stranger from his right, and fear not me, saith the LORD of hosts. For I am the LORD, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed. Even from the days of your fathers ye are gone away from mine ordinances, and have not kept them. Return unto me, and I will return unto you, saith the LORD of hosts. But ye said, Wherein shall we return?”   Malachi 3:5 - 7

 

“Come, and let us return unto the LORD: for he hath torn, and he will heal us; he hath smitten, and he will bind us up.  After two days will he revive us: in the third day he will raise us up, and we shall live in his sight.”   Hosea 6:1,2

 

“…take diligent heed to do the commandment and the law, which Moses the servant of the LORD charged you, to love the LORD your God, and to walk in all his ways, and to keep his commandments, and to cleave unto him, and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul.”   Joshua 22:5

 

So, come, My People.   Let us go together and seek the LORD Our GOD, the Holy ONE of Israel.  Let us be the “he goats” before the flocks to represent Our SAVIOR and prove that we can indeed live HIS Book of the Law, as it is written.  Let us stand together for HIS Righteous Ways and not be deterred.  Let us pray to Our GOD and hear HIS call to us to establish HIS Kingdom.  Let us be Blessed with HIS LAW and HIS Spirit in our hearts, so that we can be the one true LIGHT to the world for this awesome and merciful GOD of Abraham and Moses for HIS Holy Name’s Sake.

 

O TASTE AND SEE THAT THE LORD GOD OF ISRAEL

IS MERCIFUL, JUST, AND GOOD!

 

Tziona Yisrael,

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

 

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“And I will make her that halted a remnant,

and her that was cast far off a strong nation:

and the LORD shall reign over them in mount Zion

from henceforth, even for ever.”

Micah 4:7

 

“Therefore I will look unto the LORD;

I will wait for the God of my salvation: my God will hear me.”

Micah 7:7

 

“And I will sow them among the people:

and they shall remember me in far countries;

and they shall live with their children, and turn again.

 

“I will bring them again also out of the land of Egypt,

and gather them out of Assyria; and I will bring them into the land of Gilead

and Lebanon; and place shall not be found for them. 

 

“And I will strengthen them in the LORD;

and they shall walk up and down in his name, saith the LORD.”

Zechariah 10:9,10,12

 

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!

 

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“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

 

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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

 

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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!

 

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DEAR LORD GOD OF ABRAHAM, ISAAC, AND JACOB,

 

TAKE BACK your Universe! 

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

 

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!

 

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“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!

 

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 “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!

 

***

 

“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!

 

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A MESSAGE FROM THE DESK OF A DAUGHTER OF ZION:

 

TRUE KNOWLEDGE OF GOD INVOKES UTMOST FEAR, OBEDIENCE, REVERENCE, AND PRAISE!

 

Life in Babylon can be so cumbersome.  Especially for a Yisraelite living with the knowledge of the Truth, it is particularly unfulfilling and dissatisfying.  We must be preoccupied with trying to live according to the Law and still fit in with this society; with trying to be who we should be while trying not to let our unbelieving families down; we must worry about how our household is being negatively affected by this society and must pray that we do not lose our wives, husbands, and children to all of this vanity; and we try to share, commune with, and debate with other Israelites about exactly how things should be done; and in the meantime I’m sure most of us truly desire to go Home.  Many times, understandably, this desire can be spurred on by the sheer desire not to be here in this country with all of the cares that come along with it.  Because of all of this, I sometimes wonder whether the objective of praising our GOD has gotten lost in the shuffle.  This should be of utmost concern and importance to us because it is indeed why we were created.

 

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

Isaiah 43:21

 

Praising our GOD should be our foremost objective and should be why we desire to be returned to our heritage.  After all, this is why our GOD shows us the strength of HIS mighty Hand;, to invoke worship, praise, fear, awe, and obedience.  If we lived in the full knowledge of the Living GOD, we would undoubtedly praise HIM endlessly and wholeheartedly because we would understand HIS goodness and might.  This knowledge would also cause us to be most humble, because we would understand HIS strength, wrath, and power, as well.  And understanding this, we would know that all the good that HE chooses to do for us is purely out of love, compassion, and mercy. 

 

We have proof of this in the person of the Prophet Moses.  Moses knew the Living GOD, our GOD, better than most men in the history of mankind.  GOD spoke with Moses face to face; not in dreams, or dark speech as HE does with most prophets; and he beheld the form and actual back of the Living GOD.  These things are hard for me to even fathom.   Truly GOD has to sustain a man for him to be able to endure such a Holy Presence.  Moses spent so much time in the actual presence of the Living GOD talking with HIM that his face began to shine.

 

“When Moses came down from Mount Sinai, with the two tables of the testimony in his hand as he came down from the mountain, Moses did not know that the skin of his face shone because he had been talking with God.” Exodus 34:29 RSV

 

Also, I do not think that it is a coincidence that the most humble/meek man of all the earth was the most esteemed servant of GOD of his day.  Our GOD has an affinity for humble men. 

 

“For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name [is] Holy; I dwell in the high and holy [place], with him also [that is] of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.” Isaiah 57:15

 

“…But this is the man to whom I will look, he that is humble and contrite in spirit, and trembles at my word.” Isaiah 66:2 RSV

 

In Psalm 90, this man who knew GOD so well, for all the things that he could share with us, spoke about the power of GOD’s anger and HIS wrath.

 

“For we are consumed by thine anger, and by thy wrath are we troubled. 

 

Thou hast set our iniquities before thee, our secret [sins] in the light of thy countenance. 

 

For all our days are passed away in thy wrath: we spend our years as a tale [that is told]. 

 

The days of our years [are] threescore years and ten; and if by reason of strength [they be] fourscore years, yet [is] their strength labour and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away. 

 

Who knoweth the power of thine anger? even according to thy fear, [so is] thy wrath. 

So teach [us] to number our days, that we may apply [our] hearts unto wisdom.” Psalm 90:7-12

 

My point is that the true knowledge of this GOD invokes the utmost fear, reverence, and praise. 

 

Our GOD wants, and well deserves, to be glorified.  That is the whole point in HIM delivering us from our troubles and answering our prayers; that we may know and appreciate HIM, and in turn give the Glory due HIS Name.

 

If ye will not hear, and if ye will not lay [it] to heart, to give glory unto my name, saith YHWH of hosts, I will even send a curse upon you, and I will curse your blessings: yea, I have cursed them already, because ye do not lay [it] to heart.” Malachi 2:2

 

Give unto YHWH the glory due unto his name; worship YHWH in the beauty of holiness.” Psalm 29:2  

 

“But let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth me, that I [am] YHWH which exercise lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the earth: for in these [things] I delight, saith YHWH.”  Jeremiah 9:24

 

“I love YHWH, because he hath heard my voice [and] my supplications. 

 

Because he hath inclined his ear unto me, therefore will I call upon [him] as long as I live. 

 

The sorrows of death compassed me, and the pains of hell gat hold upon me: I found trouble and sorrow. 

 

Then called I upon the name of YHWH; O YHWH, I beseech thee, deliver my soul. 

Gracious [is] YHWH, and righteous; yea, our God [is] merciful.”  Psalm 116:1-5

 

And call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me.” Psalm 50:15

 

HE is infinitely good.  True knowledge of HIM only invokes praise, and as earlier stated, is why we were formed.   But our obedience is paramount in this endeavor; for our GOD cannot stand wickedness. We must be willing to wholeheartedly submit and conform to HIS Law.

 

“He that turneth away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer [shall be] abomination.” Psalm 28:9 

 

“[Thou art] of purer eyes than to behold evil, and canst not look on iniquity:…” Habakkuk 1:13

 

“Oh that I had in the wilderness a lodging place of wayfaring men; that I might leave my people, and go from them! for they [be] all adulterers, an assembly of treacherous men.” Jeremiah 9:2

 

We must get our hearts right and be steadfast in integrity and obedience to the Law so that we may be allowed to praise and glory our GOD as we were created to do.  If we are a wicked people without fear of GOD and void of righteousness, there is no way for us to fulfill our purpose of being a light to the nations and showing forth HIS Praise.

 

This is also why our GOD requires humility, because it is all about HIM.  It is not about us.   Many times it appears that Yisraelites are more interested in gaining recognition and praise for themselves instead of for our GOD.  I hear of Israelites calling themselves priests, teachers, leaders, prophets and even the king of Israel; and unless I missed something, no one has shown a sign, proclaimed thus sayeth YHWH, provided proof of their pedigree, or done any of the things that our GOD has a history of commanding his servants to do to get His people’s attention.  Regarding these things, all I will say is that the Living GOD does not change.  But my question is, are these people doing these things to bring praise to The Creator, or are they doing these things to bring power and glory to themselves?  A true leader of Israel will only seek glory and obedience to the Living GOD.

 

I think of what the scriptures say about David, a man after GOD’s own heart, and you know, though he was anointed king as a young man, I never remember an account of him seeking out this title for himself.  It is an honor he waited for our GOD to bestow upon him.

 

He would not put forth his hand against Saul and even after Saul’s death, he inquired of GOD whether or not he should go up to the cities of Judah, and when he did, the people anointed him as king over them.  He did not go and tell them he was king

(2 Samuel 2:1).

Also, David was always looking for ways to praise and give glory to the Most High.  This was always on his mind.  From the time he was a boy he was known for playing the harp.  And we all know that he penned many of the psalms.  Once he was made king, one of the first things he wanted to do was bring up the ark of our GOD with singing and dancing (1 Chronicles 13:1-4).  He had it in his heart to build our GOD’s house.  He made instruments to be played for the praise of our GOD and sought the placement of the Levites and priests that they could sing praises to our Holy ONE at all times.  David shamelessly and zealously praised GOD, and I do not think this fact is a non-factor in him being so highly esteemed in our GOD’s eyes.

 

“And David danced before YHWH with all [his] might;…” 2 Samuel 6:14

 

We must have our hearts set on the desire to praise, worship, and give glory to our GOD, as he desires.   This must be our driving force behind wanting to leave Babylon and for wanting to live in the land of our fathers.  We must be dedicated to wanting to serve the Living GOD.  If this is not our primary purpose we should quickly re-center and refocus for our Holy ONE reads the heart.

 

I can just imagine our GOD’s Temple being restored and the Levites and sons of Aaron in their array performing their ministry of song; blowing the trumpets and playing instruments; wholeheartedly praising our GOD, all of us knowing that not long ago, we were scattered and living in various lands of captivity, hardly knowing that we are Israelites, let alone our pedigree, and to think of us being restored; even surpassing our former estate!  What a joy it will be to see all Israel gathered to present ourselves before our GOD the required three times in the year! 

 

Can you really think of what it will be like to be finally living, not only in the land of our fathers, but on the land that our GOD apportioned to your father’s house during the days of Joshua?  What a feeling to know that you are living on the land that GOD has specifically ordained for you; that HE has given you as your inheritance.  Not land that you have to buy and pay taxes on that can be seized by the government at any time; but land that the Living GOD long ago promised your ancestors that HE would give to you.  I really can’t imagine.  What an emotional experience it will be to take my first offering of first fruits to the Temple.  I think of this each time I read Deuteronomy chapter 26. 

 

“When you come into the land which YHWH your God gives you for an inheritance, and have taken possession of it, and live in it, you shall take some of the first of all the fruit of the ground, which you harvest from your land that YHWH your God gives you, and you shall put it in a basket, and you shall go to the place which YHWH your God will choose, to make his name to dwell there.  And you shall go to the priest who is in office at that time, and say to him, ‘I declare this day to YHWH your God that I have come into the land which YHWH swore to our fathers to give us.’  Then the priest shall take the basket from your hand and set it down before the altar of YHWH your God.

 

“And you shall make response before YHWH your God, ‘A wandering Aramean was my father; and he went down into Egypt and sojourned there, few in number; and there he became a nation, great, mighty, and populous.  And the Egyptians treated us harshly, and afflicted us, and laid upon us hard bondage.  Then we cried to YHWH the God of our fathers, and YHWH heard our voice, and saw our affliction, or toil, and our oppression; and YHWH brought us out of Egypt with a mighty hand and an outstretched arm, with great terror, with signs and wonders; and he brought us into this place and gave us this land, a land flowing with milk and honey.  And behold, now I bring the first of the fruit of the ground, which thou, O YHWH has given me.; And you shall set it down before YHWH your God, and worship before YHWH your God; and you shall rejoice in all the good which YHWH your God has given to you and to your house, you, and the Levite, and the sojourner who is among you.”  Deuteronomy 26:1-11 RSV

 

What an honor it will be to recite this truth before our GOD in HIS Temple.  When I think of all the suffering our people have gone through; when I think of the unhappy state I lived in before I had knowledge of the Most High; when I consider how I long to be in my Homeland truly living for my GOD, the above stated moment is one I am truly looking forward to.  And to know that this time when we are restored, we will never, ever again be apart from our GOD just makes it that much more exciting.

 

“And I will make an everlasting covenant with them, that I will not turn away from them, to do them good; but I will put my fear in their hearts, that they shall not depart from me.” Jeremiah 32:40

 

This is why our utmost obedience to our God’s Law must come FIRST.  If we will not fear HIM enough to be obedient, there is no where we can go from there.  As the Proverb goes, “The fear of YHWH is the beginning of wisdom.”  If we will be obedient to our GOD, this opens the door for HIM to be near to us in ways that we can’t imagine.   Our obedience as a people will allow us to be able to come near and serve HIM as HE wants us to.  This in turn will cause us to know HIM better and to grow in wisdom and understanding causing us to be a nation of priests and a Holy nation thus fulfilling our duty to be a light unto the Gentiles.

 

“And he said, It is a light thing that thou shouldest be my servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob, and to restore the preserved of Israel: I will also give thee for a light to the Gentiles, that thou mayest be my salvation unto the end of the earth.” Isaiah 49:6

 

“And strangers shall stand and feed your flocks, and the sons of the alien [shall be] your plowmen and your vinedressers.

 

But ye shall be named the Priests of YHWH: [men] shall call you the Ministers of our God: ye shall eat the riches of the Gentiles, and in their glory shall ye boast yourselves.” Isaiah 61:5-6

 

Let us be steadfast in our purpose and desire of serving our GOD.  Let us love and obey HIM with our whole hearts. HE has promised such goodness to us and HE alone is worthy to be praised. Let us not be selfish and prideful.  Let us, above all, fear HIM that we may truly seek to know the Living GOD and give HIM the glory due HIS Name.

 

“And say unto them, Thus saith YHWH; Behold, I will take the children of Israel from among the heathen, whither they be gone, and will gather them on every side, and bring them into their own land: 

 

And I will make them one nation in the land upon the mountains of Israel; and one king shall be king to them all: and they shall be no more two nations, neither shall they be divided into two kingdoms any more at all: 

 

Neither shall they defile themselves any more with their idols, nor with their detestable things, nor with any of their transgressions: but I will save them out of all their dwellingplaces, wherein they have sinned, and will cleanse them: so shall they be my people, and I will be their God. 

 

 And David my servant [shall be] king over them; and they all shall have one shepherd: they shall also walk in my judgments, and observe my statutes, and do them. 

 

And they shall dwell in the land that I have given unto Jacob my servant, wherein your fathers have dwelt; and they shall dwell therein, [even] they, and their children, and their children's children for ever: and my servant David [shall be] their prince for ever. 

 

Moreover I will make a covenant of peace with them; it shall be an everlasting covenant with them: and I will place them, and multiply them, and will set my sanctuary in the midst of them for evermore. 

 

My tabernacle also shall be with them: yea, I will be their God, and they shall be my people. 

 

And the heathen shall know that I YHWH do sanctify Israel, when my sanctuary shall be in the midst of them for evermore.” Ezekiel 37:21-28 

 

Blessed be our wonderful GOD of Israel and blessed be HIS Holy Name!!

 

Keneisha Yisrael,

Daughter of Zion

 

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(I have to share with all who read this JOURNAL that Sister Keneisha and I (and President Yehudah) do not share thoughts on what we will write each month.  And so often, ALL PRAISES DUE TO THE HOLY ONE, we write Messages about Our Holy ONE of Israel that unknowingly correlate and complement each other’s entry.  But this one is so much like my own that I cannot cease to marvel at how the Most High GOD will indeed join people of like minds together, i.e., people who love and fear HIM to follow HIS LAW.  This has been my much desired wish for many, many years that the Holy ONE is now bringing to fruition.)

 

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THE BOMBING OF HIROSHIMA

CONTINUES TO CAUSE FALLOUT!

 Tziona Yisrael, Editor

 

It’s no coincidence that last month I wrote about the bombing of Hiroshima, and this month their is a news article in the New York Times regarding a book on “An American Hiroshima.”  My concern last month was to raise an alarm regarding what happens to the victims of an atomic bomb and to stress what Our GOD of Israel has warned us to do - “Flee out of the midst of Babylon.”  Well, this article sheds new light on the controversy of whether we should leave Babylon or stay and wait on GOD, as many have chosen to do.  According to this article, because of the enemies that the United States has made throughout the world, it is very possible that the United States, “the Greatest Nation in the world,” can indeed become victim to a nuclear attack just as it made the peoples of Japan.

 

This past week the governor of Florida warned people to get out of Florida because of the two hurricanes threatening this state.  Those who stayed said they would ride out the storm and pray.  Ironically, those who say they will stay in the States and wait on GOD are saying the same thing.  Unfortunately, some of those who stayed in Florida rode out the storm to their deaths.  Those who will stay in the States when an atomic bomb is dropped on America will almost assuredly not live to tell about what they endured.   And when the deadly peril is upon them, how will they and their leaders explain to folks that they were in error - given the few remaining moments they will have to speak at all?

 

Please know that if you are one of the unfortunate ones caught up in this destruction, I will not let you blame the Holy ONE of Israel for your rebelliousness and disobedience to HIS WORD.  I am a witness that you have been thoroughly warned to “Flee Babylon.”   Our Merciful GOD of Israel has warned us of HIS destruction of all nations that have taken us captive.  And if Israelites choose not to take heed, then they have no one to blame but themselves.

 

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

 

The New York Times article follows:

 

An American Hiroshima


By NICHOLAS D. KRISTOF


Published: August 11, 2004


SPEN, Colo. — If a 10-kiloton nuclear weapon, a midget even smaller than the one that destroyed Hiroshima, exploded in Times Square, the fireball would reach tens of millions of degrees Fahrenheit.


It would vaporize or destroy the theater district, Madison Square Garden, the Empire State Building, Grand Central Terminal and Carnegie Hall (along with me and my building). The blast would partly destroy a much larger area, including the United Nations. On a weekday some 500,000 people would be killed.


Could this happen?


Unfortunately, it could - and many experts believe that such an attack, somewhere, is likely. The Aspen Strategy Group, a bipartisan assortment of policy mavens, focused on nuclear risks at its annual meeting here last week, and the consensus was twofold: the danger of nuclear terrorism is much greater than the public believes, and our government hasn't done nearly enough to reduce it.


Graham Allison, a Harvard professor whose terrifying new book, "Nuclear Terrorism," offers the example cited above, notes that he did not pluck it from thin air. He writes that on Oct. 11, 2001, exactly a month after 9/11, aides told President Bush that a C.I.A. source code-named Dragonfire had reported that Al Qaeda had obtained a 10-kiloton nuclear weapon and smuggled it into New York City.


The C.I.A. found the report plausible. The weapon had supposedly been stolen from Russia, which indeed has many 10-kiloton weapons. Russia is reported to have lost some of its nuclear materials, and Al Qaeda has mounted a determined effort to get or make such a weapon. And the C.I.A. had picked up Al Qaeda chatter about an "American Hiroshima."


President Bush dispatched nuclear experts to New York to search for the weapon and sent Dick Cheney and other officials out of town to ensure the continuity of government in case a weapon exploded in Washington instead. But to avoid panic, the White House told no one in New York City, not even Mayor Rudy Giuliani.


Dragonfire's report was wrong, but similar reports - that Al Qaeda has its hands on a nuclear weapon from the former Soviet Union - have regularly surfaced in the intelligence community, even though such a report has never been confirmed. We do know several troubling things: Al Qaeda negotiated for a $1.5 million purchase of uranium (apparently of South African origin) from a retired Sudanese cabinet minister; its envoys traveled repeatedly to Central Asia to buy weapons-grade nuclear materials; and Osama bin Laden's top deputy, Ayman al-Zawahiri, boasted, "We sent our people to Moscow, to Tashkent, to other Central Asian states, and they negotiated, and we purchased some suitcase [nuclear] bombs."


Professor Allison offers a standing bet at 51-to-49 odds that, barring radical new antiproliferation steps, a terrorist nuclear strike will occur somewhere in the world in the next 10 years. So I took his bet. If there is no such nuclear attack by August 2014, he owes me $5.10. If there is an attack, I owe him $4.90.


I took the bet because I don't think the odds of nuclear terror are quite as great as he does. If I were guessing wildly, I would say a 20 percent risk over 10 years. In any case, if I lose the bet, then I'll probably be vaporized and won't have much use for money.

Unfortunately, plenty of smart people think I've made a bad bet. William Perry, the former secretary of defense, says there is an even chance of a nuclear terror strike within this decade - that is, in the next six years.


"We're racing toward unprecedented catastrophe," Mr. Perry warns. "This is preventable, but we're not doing the things that could prevent it."


That is what I find baffling: an utter failure of the political process. The Bush administration responded aggressively on military fronts after 9/11, and in November 2003, Mr. Bush observed, "The greatest threat of our age is nuclear, chemical or biological weapons in the hands of terrorists, and the dictators who aid them." But the White House has insisted on tackling the most peripheral elements of the W.M.D. threat, like Iraq, while largely ignoring the central threat, nuclear proliferation. The upshot is that the risk that a nuclear explosion will devastate an American city is greater now than it was during the cold war, and it's growing.


In my next column, I'll explain how we can reduce the risk of an American Hiroshima.

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/08/11/opinion/11kris.html

By NICHOLAS D. KRISTOF

 

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Dear Israelites in the United States,

 

Is “An American Hiroshima” really possible?  How else can people’s eyes consume out of their sockets?  This isn’t about bows and arrows, my people! 

 

AND JUST FOR THE RECORD…READ AGAIN GOD’s WORDS AT THE MOUTH OF HIS REAL PROPHETS CONCERNING FLEEING AND RETURNING TO OUR HERITAGE…

 

Cut off the sower from Babylon, and him that handleth the sickle in the time of harvest: for fear of the oppressing sword they shall turn every one to his people, and they shall flee every one to his own land.

 

“Israel is a scattered sheep; the lions have driven him away: first the king of Assyria hath devoured him; and last this Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon hath broken his bones.

 

“Therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Behold, I will punish the king of Babylon and his land, as I have punished the king of Assyria.

 

And I will bring Israel again to his habitation, and he shall feed on Carmel and Bashan, and his soul shall be satisfied upon mount Ephraim and Gilead.

 

“In those days, and in that time, saith the LORD, the iniquity of Israel shall be sought for, and there shall be none; and the sins of Judah, and they shall not be found: for I will pardon them whom I reserve.   Jeremiah 50:16 - 20

 

The voice of them that flee and escape out of the land of Babylon, to declare in Zion the vengeance of the LORD our God, the vengeance of his temple.

 

“Call together the archers against Babylon: all ye that bend the bow, camp against it round about; let none thereof escape: recompense her according to her work; according to all that she hath done, do unto her: for she hath been proud against the LORD, against the Holy One of Israel.

 

“Therefore shall her young men fall in the streets, and all her men of war shall be cut off in that day, saith the LORD.

 

“Behold, I am against thee, O thou most proud, saith the Lord GOD of hosts: for thy day is come, the time that I will visit thee.

 

“And the most proud shall stumble and fall, and none shall raise him up: and I will kindle a fire in his cities, and it shall devour all round about him.

 

“Thus saith the LORD of hosts; The children of Israel and the children of Judah were oppressed together: and all that took them captives held them fast; they refused to let them go.

 

“Their Redeemer is strong; the LORD of hosts is his name: he shall throughly plead their cause, that he may give rest to the land, and disquiet the inhabitants of Babylon.   Jeremiah  50:28 - 34

 

“Flee out of the midst of Babylon, and deliver every man his soul: be not cut off in her iniquity; for this is the time of the LORD's vengeance; he will render unto her a recompence.

 

“And I will punish Bel in Babylon, and I will bring forth out of his mouth that which he hath swallowed up: and the nations shall not flow together any more unto him: yea, the wall of Babylon shall fall. 

 

“My people, go ye out of the midst of her, and deliver ye every man his soul from the fierce anger of the LORD.   Jeremiah 51:6,44,45

 

Therefore, behold, the days come, that I will do judgment upon the graven images of Babylon: and her whole land shall be confounded, and all her slain shall fall in the midst of her. 

 

“As Babylon hath caused the slain of Israel to fall, so at Babylon shall fall the slain of all the earth.

 

“Ye that have escaped the sword, go away, stand not still: remember the LORD afar off, and let Jerusalem come into your mind. 

 

“Though Babylon should mount up to heaven, and though she should fortify the height of her strength, yet from me shall spoilers come unto her, saith the LORD.   Jeremiah 51:47,49,50,53,62

 

And I will bring them, and they shall dwell in the midst of Jerusalem: and they shall be my people, and I will be their God, in truth and in 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 8:8,9

 

Also read Isaiah 13th Chapter for an even better understanding of how the Most High GOD of Hosts will call HIS “Mighty Ones” to “punish the world for their evil.”  In this Chapter, GOD explains how “Babylon” will be “as when GOD overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah.”  President Yehudah is so right!  The Holy ONE of Israel does not take a vacation.  HE is ever so busy all over this world!

 

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WHAT MORE DOES THE HOLY ONE OF ISRAEL NEED TO TELL US?  WHAT OTHER WARNINGS MUST HE SEND TO MAKE US KNOW AND UNDERSTAND THAT WE MUST TAKE HEED AND “FLEE BABYLON?”  T.Y., Editor

 

*****

For the benefit of those who did not see my post last month on the book, Hiroshima, I am entering it again.  BTW, I recently learned that there is a revised version of Hersey’s book on Hiroshima

 

JUST A NOTE on Atomic Reflections:

 

About ten or more years ago, I bought a book entitled Hiroshima by John Hersey.  This isn’t the first book I’ve purchased on this topic, but the only one I’ve read.  There is another one out there, but I can’t recall the author and can’t find the book. Hiroshima is easy reading with only 118 pages that one can finish in one evening.

 

Over the years, I have picked this book up to read it probably five or six times but never did.  For whatever reason, last week I saw it and started reading it without any hesitation - maybe because Tom Ridge, the Secretary of Homeland Security is warning the US of another attack.   Or maybe because US citizens are also being warned that the next attack could be nuclear.

 

In any case, I found the book devastating.  There are two events in history that the United States will NEVER defeat:  their involvement in the TransAtlantic Slave Trade and the dropping of the atomic bombs on Japan. 

 

Being yet victims of forced migration and ethnic cleansing, mis-education,  brainwashing, discrimination, and subservience, we know well how slavery has warped our minds.  But unless one reads documentation about the dropping of the atomic bombs and its effects on men, women, and children and what they endured, the reality of it all cannot be realized.   This book provides accounts of several people regarding what they were doing when the bomb was dropped and what all happened afterwards.

 

If you ever wondered what it would be like to be in a city when an atomic bomb is dropped, then this book will give you an ugly picture of what to expect.

 

There is no wonder the Most High GOD warns us to “Flee Babylon.”  I call Lot to mind when the Angel took him speedily out of Sodom and Gomorrah.  GOD wasted no time destroying Sodom and Gomorrah only minutes after Lot’s escape.  And when his wife looked back, she saw something that turned her to a pillar of salt. 

 

In the book, Hiroshima, some of those close to the place where the bomb was dropped ended up dead, standing petrified in their positions.  But that’s not what moved me to share the events in this book.  On page 68 is written:

 

“When he had penetrated the bushes, he saw there were about twenty men, and they were all exactly the same nightmarish state:  their faces were wholly burned, their eyesockets were hollow, the fluid from their melted eyes had run down their cheeks.  (They must have had their faces upturned when the bomb went off; perhaps they were anti-aircraft personnel.)  Their mouths were mere swollen, pus-covered wounds, which they could not bear to stretch enough to admit the spout of the teapot.”

 

After reading this passage, I got goose bumps from remembering  Zechariah 14:12:

 

“And this shall be the plague wherewith the LORD will smite all the people that have fought against Jerusalem; Their flesh shall consume away while they stand upon their feet, and their eyes shall consume away in their holes, and their tongue shall consume away in their mouth.”

 

It’s one thing to be able to look back at the fall of Babylon, and totally another to be in the midst of Babylon at the time of its destruction, which will obviously (given the above Scripture) be of an atomic nature.

 

“Flee out of the midst of Babylon, and deliver every man his soul: be not cut off in her iniquity; for this is the time of the LORD's vengeance; he will render unto her a recompence. 

 

“Babylon hath been a golden cup in the LORD's hand, that made all the earth drunken: the nations have drunken of her wine; therefore the nations are mad.”   Jeremiah 51:6,7

 

Our GOD of Israel used HIS devoted Prophets to warn our forefathers, and now these same Prophets are warning us of impending peril in our day.  Will we listen and take heed this time?  Only time will tell and for sure, we don’t have much of it. 

 

FEAR AND GLORY YIHOVAH, OUR ONLY HOPE AND SAVIOR!

 

Tziona Yisrael,

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

 

*****

 

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 naïve 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 (Matthew 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!!!

 

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“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

 

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“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!

 

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Poetry and Prose Corner With A Message:

 

 

LORD GOD OF ISRAEL,

YOU’RE OUR ROCK, OUR SAVIOR, OUR DELIVERER -

YOU’RE OUR ALL!

 

LORD MY GOD, only because of you does the Nation of Israel exist,

YOU CREATED us, Heavenly Father with your Mighty Hand and Fist.

 

YOU formed us, LORD, specifically to magnify your Holy Name,

To EXALT and PRAISE YOU and live your LAW is our acclaim.

 

YOU’re the Great GOD of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, your Chosen,

We’re their seed in captivity suffering and far across the ocean.

 

Without your HELP and safe guidance, we’re at the mercy of our enemies,

Who only want us to live for them to perpetuate their industries.

 

Yes, Dear Father of Israel, we have sinned and forsaken YOU,

Our forefathers were stiffneckd and rebellious and evil clear through.

 

Today, some of us are just like them, still not heeding your Ways,

Ignoring the fact that we’re living in the End Times and the last days.

 

Listening to this one and that one and following the imaginations of their hearts,

Changing your Ordinances and times and establishing new starts.

 

We’ve wronged you, LORD GOD of Israel, and we’re very sorry,

Hear our prayers, read our hearts, and consider our sincerity.

 

Without YOU, LORD GOD of Israel, we’ll be forever lost,

Neither a prophet, angel, nor leader can undo or save what you’ve tossed.

 

YOU sent us from our land of protection, milk, and honey,

From prosperity, peace, and authority.

 

To serve our enemies in their lands in misery,

For all our sins, transgressions, and idolatry.

 

It’s hard, Father, living under merciless and cruel Gentiles,

Who couldn’t care less about your Everlasting, Righteous Paths and Style.

 

Constantly we despair, mourn, and cry,

From the bitter hands of our captors until we die.

 

SAVE us, GOD of Abraham and Moses, save us from this pain,

Deliver us once again from this world that’s become so very insane.

 

Take us back, Heavenly Father, return to your Chosen Ones,

Remember your Covenant for now we are ready to be Holy Paragons.

 

Make Haste, GOD of Jacob, for these days are full of death and destruction,

For sure, we’re lost without your loving arm for protection.

 

Let us live again to celebrate your Truth and Greatness,

In order for the world to know your Divine Righteousness.

 

LORD, Father of Israel, help us, for it’s in YOU that we now HOPE,

Trust, and believe and await your Deliverance with a fixed scope.

 

We welcome and accept your Righteous Paths to walk,

And your Wondrous Works forever to talk.

 

Recover the Remnant, GOD of Israel, and establish the “Third Part,”

Those Righteous Ones who have return to you for our Glorious new start.

 

LORD, we can’t serve and worship you in exile,

Your desire is the land of Israel and only Jerusalem is your style.

 

SAVE us, LORD GOD of Israel, like you saved the Israelites out of Egypt land,

SAVE us, too, Father, by your Mighty and Powerful Hand.

 

By

 

Tziona Yisrael

(August 10, 2004)

 

 

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“Then shall the trees of the wood sing out at the presence of the LORD,

because he cometh to judge the earth.

 

“O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good; for his mercy endureth for ever.

 

“And say ye, Save us, O God of our salvation, and gather us together,

and deliver us from the heathen,

that we may give thanks to thy holy name, and glory in thy praise.

 

“Blessed be the LORD God of Israel for ever and ever. And all the people said, Amen, and praised the LORD.”

I Chronicles 16:33 - 36

 

“And it shall come to pass, that in all the land, saith the LORD,

two parts therein shall be cut off and die; but the third shall be left therein.

 

“And I will bring the third part through the fire,

and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried:

they shall call on my name, and I will hear them: I will say, It is my people:

and they shall say, The LORD is my God.”

Zechariah 13:8,9

 

 

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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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“OLD TESTAMENT” WORD SEARCH

 

 

FIND WORDS relating to Exodus 2nd Chapter…

 

EGYPT                 HEARD                 CHILDREN OF ISRAEL         SAND

GROANINGS       ABRAHAM           ISAAC                                       JACOB

MOSES                ARK                      SEVEN DAUGHTERS            RIVER

SHEPHERDS      FLAGS                  DAUGHTER OF PHARAOH  PRINCE

MAID                     FLOCK                 REMEMBERED                       JUDGE

COMPASSION    REUEL                 HEBREWS                               MIDIAN

NURSE                 ZIPPORAH           MOTHER                                 DWELT

WAGES                GERSHOM          BRETHREN                             WELL

BURDENS           STRANGER         SLEW                                       GOD

BONDAGE           CRY                      COVENANT                             FETCH

 

D S H E B R E W S T L E W D R C T

A N O S A G O D Y A E S A A E O G

U E P R D R I R W B U L G B M M C

G D E U S O G A H F E D E R E P H

H R J N L A Y E C L R I S A M A I

T U H E E N A H T A W A T H B S L

E B E A W I H P E G H M E A E S D

R O L R A N Y R F S O B A M R I R

F P P L V G R A E H M L R B E O E

S H Y W E S K Y S O E O S Y D N N

D A O M G W G R T Z C V S E L N O

R R E I A B E H A I O E W E I E F

E A C D D G E D F P V X B J S R I

H O N I N R A L R P E I R A A H S

P H I A O S O H A O N S E C A T R

E K R N B C R Y T R A T V O C E A

H T P W K F M W S A N D I B O R E

S E V E N D A U G H T E R S A B L

 

By

 

Tziona Yisrael

(August 11, 2004)

 

“And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the LORD appeared to Abram,

and said unto him, I am the Almighty God; walk before me,

and be thou perfect.

And I will make my covenant between me and thee,

and will multiply thee exceedingly. And Abram fell on his face:

and God talked with him, saying,

As for me, behold, my covenant is with thee,

and thou shalt be a father of many nations.

Neither shall thy name any more be called Abram,

but thy name shall be Abraham;

for a father of many nations have I made thee.”

Genesis 17:1 - 5

 

“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 withersoever 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 shalt make thy way prosperous,

and then thou shalt have good success.

 

“Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage;

be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed:

for the LORD thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.”

Joshua 1:7 - 9

 

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Words are written vertically, horizontally, and diagonally,

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, use a single line to cross out each word found

rather than circling it, and consider giving each player a different colored pencil.

 

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Parents, you might want to copy just 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 unfounded 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 you.)

 

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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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FOR YOUR INFORMATION (FYI):

 

THE FOLLOWING ARTICLE BRINGS NEW MEANING TO THE WORD “HIS  STORY”…  See link for more information regarding this book.  In this writing, as you read, notice how the writer confuses Scripture regarding the SEED of Jacob with the works of so-called “Jews.” Then continue to read about groups in Asia calling themselves by Hebrew names, observing Shabbot, and circumcising their males.  By the way, this book reveals just how powers-that-be tampered with historical facts and even eliminated history…

 

THE MEDIEVAL EMPIRE OF JEWS

 

(CONTINUED from previous article)

 

  THE MEDIEVAL EMPIRE OF THE ISRAELITES

 (The Project started on May 2003)

LEGENDS OF “ANCIENT” GREECE


As we already said in the preface, the creation in the Middle Ages of a chronology which predominates even today in historiography, by no means was caused God knows from where by the whim of the lovers of antiquity who had emerged.

 

This is in principle an important aspect which demands explanation. Otherwise, it will be complicated to understand what happened with the history, for example, of Europe in Scaliger’s accounts and of his followers.

 

The political situation in the European countries, the aspiration of those holding supreme power to demonstrate to the whole world the antiquity of their race and on this basis to confirm the legitimacy of claims for leadership both within the state and in the international arena have become the chief stimulus in the creation of a traditional chronology. Well, where there’s a demand, the supply springs up too.

 

Under all monarchal courts immediately are found literate and in many instances, talented people who carry out the most important political orders.

 

It is clear, not unselfishly. Often even his life depended on the talent and eagerness of the writer. It didn’t cost the all-powerful kings and dukes anything to send an untalented scribbler to the block if his writing didn’t suit them.

 

And there was another, powerful stimulus: rewards, honors, scientific titles, and the benevolence of the monarchs. By the way, this works in out time, too. Not long ago, a certain author showed in his writing that the representatives of the now ruling houses of Europe are the descendants of JC! (D. Kalyuzhny and A. Zhabinsky. “The Other History of Wars.”) They complimented him for it and an English prince even conferred some awards.

 

But let us return to Joseph Scaliger, the founder of the traditional chronology who lived and labored in that epoch. Then, besides the dynastic, the question of the origin of the European peoples was one of the most pressing. The process of their formation in the modern sense of this word took place, and each of them, naturally, wanted to know who the ancestors were.

 

The roots were called various things: both biblical and Greek and barbarian, that is, German and English. The Trojan version of the origin of the French was popular. The historians situated the centers of ancient cultures in their works not only in Greece and Rome, but also in Spain, England and France. Everything depended on in which of the capitals the writers were living. The very fundamental requirements for roots were equal and common everywhere: the more ancient, the better, and the more “antique” writings are found, the more convincing.

 

After the destruction of Rome by the forces of Charles V (1527), there appeared so many new versions of the origin of the European nations that Anthony Grafton, author of a book about Scaliger, compared the historical science of that time with a mirrored labyrinth in which it is impossible to understand and determine anything. Joseph Scaliger (1540 – 1609), philosopher, analyst of ancient texts and mathematician, decided to put everything in order.

 

He didn’t erect his creations in an empty place, but to a significant degree, adhered to the generally accepted ideas of his epoch. In particular, to the very popular idea of the "succession of kingdoms” or the “succession of monarchies.” According to this idea, some kind of a center of worldwide supremacy – a capital of the main king, of an emperor, existed from the very beginning of human history. At that, it changed its location several times.

 

As a result, the history somehow was divided into three parts – three monarchies. The first was called the Babylonian. At first they called it Assyrian (Chaldean), then – Persian-Medean. But the capital remained the same - Babylon.

 

The second is the Greek or Macedonian with a capital in Alexandria. It had been thought, and even now it is thought in traditional history that the founder of the monarchy, Alexander of Macedonia made Alexandria his capital.

 

Finally, the Roman monarchy. They called it the last worldwide monarchy. It was split into the Eastern and Western Roman Empires. They, for their part, were broken up into a multitude of independent states.

 

Such is the overall plan. As the adherents of the new chronology note, its traces are maintained in modern history textbooks. Only instead of “monarchies" the term "succession of civilizations” is used. The first civilization arose in the area between two rivers – the “Babylonian Kingdom,” then “ancient” Greece appeared, AND, finally – Italy – the “Roman Empire.” (Gleb Nosovskiy, Anatoliy Fomenko “A New Chronology of Russia, England and Rome”)

 

If one tries to examine the idea of the “three kingdoms” in more detail, then questions unavoidably arise which demand explanations. How in general was the idea born about worldwide monarchies? Why in particular are there three of them and not two or five? On what grounds were the kingdoms placed in the pages of the historic works, in particular in such an order and not in any other kind?

 

The adherents of the traditional chronology confidently answer that these are the results of archaeological research, an analysis of the compositions of the ancient authors, linguistic investigations and so on and so forth. Analyzing these questions in particular, scholars of many generations have created truly vast libraries of works. Hundreds of books, dissertations, surveys, and abstracts written, for example, one after the other about Ancient Greece alone. Is it possible their authors relied on sources which didn’t contain a grain of truth, didn’t reflect the real situation of things? That doesn’t happen, they tell us. And they will be right.

 

The inventive nature of “ancient” sources consists not in the fact that the events described in them and their heroes are fantastic, but in the fact that they, these events, which occurred in the Middle Ages, have been renamed and spread over various epochs and countries in accordance with the ideological and other purposes of noblemanly clients.

 

In connection with this, the notion of a "worldwide monarchy” is of special interest for us. In Scaliger’s epoch there are no such monarchies. There exists, as already has been said, a multitude of independent states. From where, then, was the idea of “a center of worldwide supremacy” taken? I doubt from the imagination of historians. The memory of such a center of such a monarchy was still very fresh in the 16th century. Yes, there was a worldwide empire, at that, according to historic measurements, very recently, and all the states, which arose on its ruins, all the life of the people still bore on itself the indelible stamp of this grandiose state structure, the first in the history of mankind, under the name of the Byzantine Empire.

 

As regards the quantity of “worldwide empires,” then it needs to be said that Scaliger’s predecessors and he himself didn’t write history, but computed it. There were whole trends in just such a method of historiography - numerology, cabala and astrology. Scaliger’s older contemporary, Jean Boden, composed a solid work, “A Method of Easy Determination of History,” in which he showed in particular, how, in his opinion, to detect empires.

 

He wrote: “The square of 12 is 144, and the cube is 1,728. Not one empire in its existence exceeded the value of the sum of these numbers; therefore, the larger numbers should be rejected. Of the spherical numbers included in the great number there are four - 125, 216, 625 and 1,296. With the aid of several of these numbers. . . . . we permit ourselves to study the miraculous changes of almost all states. . . . . Starting with the cube of 12, we shall find that the monarchy of the Assyrians from King Ninus to Alexander the Great embodies this number precisely. . . It would be more accurate to say that a single monarchy of the Assyrians and Persians existed than there allegedly existed two different monarchies. In a different case, we are supposed to distinguish the kingdom of the Chaldeans, Medians and Parthians from the Assyrian-Persian monarchy. . .”

 

It is impossible to distinguish; otherwise, the great number will be broken. That is, the author discovered an entire world empire, as they say, at the tip of a pen, as a century later the astronomers Leverrier and Adams calculated the planet Neptune. Actually, the “perception of history” is an extraordinarily easy method. And discoveries, as we see, of a strictly limited quantity of empires.

 

Relying on an understanding of numerology, the author also easily and naturally finds other chronological dates of various states in antiquity. He juggles the names like a magician:

 

“As regards the cube of seven, there also are many examples. This number was chosen by Moses for the establishment of a great festival. From the victory of the Jews over Haman with the aid of Esther to the victory over Antioch, 343 years had passed, and both that and the other victory were gained on the 13th day of the 12th month, which the Jews call Adar. . . That same number of years had passed from the time, when Augustus I established control, until the time when Constantine the Great achieved domination. The kingdom of the Persians, from Cyrus to Alexander, lasted 210 years – a number which is formed from 30 whole sevens."

 

The whole book is built on such arguments. For Boden, history is not the past of mankind, but a design created as a result of manipulations with numbers. He is a faithful adherent of the Masons and numerologists who impart a mystical essence to numbers.

 

It wouldn't be worth talking about Boden's exercises if they weren’t used and developed in the works of Scaliger and his followers, especially Petavius. The astrologers, numerologists and prophets are who laid the basis of the traditional chronology. And this is appropriate. One need remember that other methods for the analysis of history still didn’t exist then. There were and could not be any other fundamental principles besides those designated in the Bible and in a number of mystical studies.

 

Thus, numerology for Scaliger and his followers is not a questionable mind game, but a serious method of historic research.

 

One need recognize that they were executing a task of grandiose complexity: they were forming a plan of the development of all world history! No one after them has undertaken such a fundamental problem. They wrote, more than once, numerous volumes of writings with the envelopment of the majority of countries and peoples, but in the main it was the very same plan of Scalger and Petavius.

 

What is especially important, in this plan such a structural-forming medieval result also is used as the theory of historic cycles.

 

Quite a number of the names of the disciples of their theory have been preserved. Traditional historiography relates them to various epochs and peoples. Here are both Ancient Greece, and Rome, and China and Central Asia. The Roman historian Polybius supposedly as early as before the start of the Christian Era wrote a 40 volume “General History,” in which it was based on the notion of “historic cycles.”

 

Polybius and his confederates examined the history of society as a rotation, as a movement along a closed circle with a periodic return to the starting point. This meant that mankind moves endlessly along a wheel, stretched out in time.

 

Then an understanding of the cycle as a spiral began to prevail, the repetition of analogous, but distinct phases in a forward movement, an undulating and progressive development. (Yuriy Yakovets “Cycles. Crises. Forecasts" 1999) As is explained in the books on “cycles,” all great phenomena and facets of life also have their own “spirals,” and each country, it is clear, also. They endlessly are superimposed on each other, resembling on the whole the entangled turns of barbed wire.

 

We will not examine the validity of such a vision of history. Perhaps there are its own reasons in it. Let us say only that it too now is enjoying relative popularity. In the times of Scaliger it was overwhelming. And it allowed the chronologists to arrange historical events as the theory suggested. And if they discovered that, let us assume, on the coil of “ancient” Greece, which corresponds to today’s coil, there is no event similar to it, that has happened now, and then they sent a duplicate of such an event into extreme antiquity. Since history is repeated, that means at some time the very same thing happened as today.

 

At the same time, history should have been sufficiently consistent and allowed to fabricate solid and convincing genealogical rulers and to fill the past as if it were with significant events which have great moral and educational significance for the descendants. Scaliger and his followers in the literal sense of the word created history and were convinced that they were doing a good thing.

 

They fabricate history, unfortunately, in all epochs, including too in ours, and in all countries, recasting it in accordance with present political interests.

 

Let us look at how the medieval reality of “ancient” Greece was reflected in history. What do we know about this country?

 

We know, to our delight, much. To our delight for the reason that none of the originals of the “ancient Greek” compositions ever were in the hands of even the most conscientious researchers. Some are only references in works ascribed to various chroniclers, frequently also to the legendary.

 

At that, these works appeared after the millennium of the “Dark Ages,” when no one and nowhere recalled anything about a Greece and a Rome. In the Middle Ages themselves both the volumes of ancient historians and the poems of Homer and also of other Hellas poets, and legends and myths were found suddenly. . . Where they were hidden for ten centuries, no one knows. And they still say that there are no miracles in the world.

 

But we will not find fault.

 

The traditional views are such: the history of Ancient Greece starts from the turn of the 3rd and 2nd millennia B.C. -- with the rise of the first state formations on the island of Crete, and ends in the 2nd – 1st centuries B.C., when the Greek and Hellenistic states of the Eastern Mediterranean were conquered by Rome and included as part of the Roman Mediterranean power.

 

We shall single out several bright moments in this history, which are the most well-known to the readers. One of the most popular is the Trojan War, described in the poems of the great blind poet, Homer. Historians have been drawing from them over the centuries one or the other signs of the past. The poems "Iliad" and "Odyssey" became, per se, a source for the construction of a whole section of Greece's history.

 

The Trojan War, as the traditional historians write, is a war of the Achaeans against Troy at the end of the 13th century B.C.

 

According to mythological tradition, the abduction by Paris, the son of the Trojan king Priam, of the beautiful Helen, the wife of the King of Sparta, Menelaus was the casus belli. Then irregulars of kings from almost all the areas and cities of Greece, who at sometime had laid claim to Helen’s hand and were connected by a vow to always aid him whose wife she became, were assembled. According to «Iliad» there were 100,000 warriors in the Achaean force, and 1,186 ships.

 

An attempt to obtain Helen’s return by negotiations (the embassy of Menelaus and Odysseus to Priam) failed, and a siege of the city began which lasted more than 9 years.

 

The events of the final, 10th year of the war make up the content of “Iliad.” Apollo’s priest, Chryses, asked Agamemnon to return to him a daughter who had been taken captive, Chryseis, but was refused. Apollo, who had been aiding the Trojans, inflicted a plague on the Achaean forces. In order to propitiate the god, Agamemnon returned Chryses’ daughter, but in exchange took Briseis from Achilles as his prisoner. The angry Achilles refused to take part in the war. The Achaeans began to meet with failure after this, and many heroes were casualties.

 

Only when the Trojans burst into the Achaean camp and began to threaten the ships did Achilles send his friend Patroclus, having given him his own armor. The Trojans ran to the protection of the fortress walls, but Patroclus died by Hector’s hand. Achilles, avenging his friend and in new armor forged by Hephaestus, entered the battle and killed Hector, desecrating his body. Hector’s father, the old Priam, on coming to Achilles prayed for the return of his son’s body. At the sight of the father’s grief, Achilles softened and gave back Hector’s body. “Iliad” ends with the funerals of Patroclus and Hector.

 

Excavations in the places referred to in the myths about the Trojac war supposedly confirm the historicity of a huge military clash of Achaeans with the tribes of the northwestern part of Asia Minor in the beginning of the 13th Century B.C. So write the traditional historians.

 

They suppose that the fall of Troy occurred in 1225 B.C. The precision of the date is astonishing if one considers that no written sources which confirm it exist. Well and when did Homer live? According to the Columbian Encyclopedia (U.S.), the poems “Iliad” and «Odyssey» were written by the poet for an aristocratic audience in Asia Minor before 700 B.C. That is, if one is to believe this report, the author lived 500 years after the war. Just how come one can write beautiful verses and about events of such long standing? One can expect everything from poets. But, you see, Homer didn’t write anything, not ever: he was blind. Moreover, his poems, written in small print, take up 700 pages!

 

Let us assume Homer possessed a staggering memory and recalled all the lines composed by him. But you see, the poems weren’t written during down his lifetime as well. Commentators report to readers that a special commission in Athens wrote down the “Iliad” and Odyssey” for the first time several hundred years later. How did these works then get to the commission?

 

The traditional historiography promotes the following version: fellow citizens of the poet learned by heart all 700 pages, then retold them to new audiences, who in their own turn, to the next generations, and thus it was continued for several centuries.

 

For the sake of fairness, it must be said that the 20th century knows several outwardly similar cases. When the Kirghiz, who live in Central Asia, received their written language for the first time (the first half of the 20th century), their national oral epos “Manas” finally was fixed on paper, the text of which was handed down from generation to generation. In Uzbekistan in that very same decade, the "Alpamysh” epos was written down. Musicians and poets used special techniques and methods for the fixation of the famous Uzbek “Makom,” the popular sung legends of hoary antiquity.

 

It would seem, in relation to “Iliad” and “Odyssey,” one also can assume such a variant. But all the trouble is in the fact that these poems over many centuries are the “Dark Ages”! - they were not known to anyone. The traditional historians themselves write: “In medieval Europe, they knew Homer only through the quotations and references from Latin writers and Aristotle. At the end of the 14th century, the Italian humanists became more closely acquainted with Homer. . . Only in 1723 did the first translation of the “Iliad” appear, done by the poet Anton Maria Salvini”…

 

It is asked, where then was the text of the Homeric compositions for nearly 2,000 years? In which heads were they kept? And did a blind poet by the name of Homer exist in any event?

 

Vico (1668—1744), the author of the work “Principles of the New Science Concerning the Common Nature of Nations” thought that the Homeric poems were written by various authors and in various epochs. He, as also many others, started from the works themselves. They were written as magnificent verse, polished to perfection, and strike one with a wealth of vocabulary and persistent expressions, and this testifies beyond controversy to the fact that the author or authors were grounded in the solid poetical traditions of their time. However, we know neither Homer’s predecessors nor followers. As early as the 20th century, there existed the opinion that Homer created in proud solitude. On the other hand, the composition of the poems is loose, full of long, drawn out passages, unnecessary insertions and digressions, which don’t relate to the subject. For specialists, this is serious evidence of the fact that more than one author had art and part in the creation of «Iliad» and “Odyssey.”

 

A question about the authorship of the “Iliad” and the “Odyssey” was put forward in 1795 also by the German scholar Friedrich August Wolf in a forward to an edition of the Greek text of the poems. Wolf considered the creation of a large epos in an illiterate period as impossible, suggesting that the tales were created by various poets.

 

Scholars were divided into “analysts,” followers of Wolf’s theory (the German scholars Karl Lachmann, A Kirchhoff with his theory of “small eposes;” G. Herman and the English historian George Grote with their "theory of the basic kernel,” in Russia F.F. Zelinskiy shared it) and the “unitarians,” adherents of a strict unity of the epos (the translator of Homer, Johann Heinrich Voss and the philosopher Gregor Wilhelm Nitzsch, Friedrich Schiller, Johann Wolfgan von Goethe, and Hegel in Germany, and N.I. Gnedich, V.A. Zhukovsky and Alexander Pushkin in Russia.)

 

At the same time, however, not one of them doubted that nonetheless there had been a Trojan War.

 

The archaeological digs performed later, in particular by Heinrich Schliemann literally according to Homer’s poems, also somehow showed that the Trojans at sometime had been beaten with the Achaeans there in particular where the "Iliad” indicated. Contemporary commentators of the “Iliad” and the “Odyssey” are in full rapture from Schliemann: “The sensational discoveries of G. Schliemann in 1870 – 80 have shown that Troy, Mycenae and the Achaean strongholds are not myths, but reality.

 

. The consistencies of a number of his finds in the fourth tunneled tomb in Mycenae with Homer’s accounts have amazed Schliemann’s contemporaries. The impression was so strong that Homer's epoch for a long time began to be associated with the period of the flourishing of Achaean Greece in the 14th – 13th centuries B.C.”

 

However, in other works devoted to the Trojan War, the traditional historians just as joyfully write: “Like Columbus, he opened up a world more astonishing that that which he had searched. These riches were many centuries older than Priam and Hecuba; these graves were not the tombs of the Atrides, but ruins of an Aegean civilization in continental Greece, just as ancient as the Minoan epoch of Crete. While not suspecting it himself, Schliemann confirmed the truth of Horace’s famous line: vixerunt fortes ante Agamemnona – “Brave men were living before Agamemnon.”

 

So, finally, did Heinrich Schliemann discover Troy or something else? No one knows. Indignation bursts from archaeologists when they recall Heinrich Schliemann. They write that he was a self-taught person, had digs while not observing any rules and destroyed beyond hope whole cultural groups at the site of an ancient settlement, which arbitrarily was called Troy by him. That is how the discoverer turned out.

 

As regards the Trojan War itself, then it turns out there is evidence of its immediate participants. That is, there was. And these participants are called Dictis and Dares Phrygius. Only they didn’t live in great antiquity, but in the Middle Ages and wrote not in Greek, but in the Latin language. At that, their “dry and monotonous account of the facts of the siege” was thought of more highly in those times than “Homer’s incredible poem.” In particular, not just anybody writes in such expressions but the traditional historians themselves.

 

The journals of Dictis and Dares gave birth in medieval Europe to a multitude of works which are combined today under the title of the “Trojan Cycle.” And their fame eclipsed the fame of Homer until the 17th century itself: “Dares Phrygius became one of the most well-known writers of antiquity.”

 

But, perhaps, Dictis and Dares also were invented? Nothing like it. Both of them are mentioned in Homer’s poems. If one recalls that the text of “Iliad” and “Odyssey” appeared for the first time only in the 14th century, then everything falls into place. They really existed and really wrote their journals long before the author or authors of the poems which afterwards mentioned them in their own compositions.

 

There is an interesting fact in the history of the Middle Ages: supposedly in the 8th - 9th centuries A.D. at the court of Charlemagne there lived the famous poet Englebert. And he bore the name of Homer! Would he one way or the other give his own name to the Greek variant of the description of the Trojan War?

 

However, we won’t persist in this, because there is one more fact worthy of mentioning. The 19th century German historian Ferdinand Gregorovius in the thorough monograph, “A History of the City of Athens in the Middle Ages,” gives a detailed alphabetized index of the names of rulers, heroes and warriors. Among them is also the family Saint Homer, that is St. Homer, who played a noticeable role in the history of Italy and Greece in the 13th Century A.D. Representatives of this family were participants of the “Trojan” war of the 13th century. It is fully assumable that someone of the representatives of this family - a remarkable poet of the 14th – 15th centuries – collected and wrote down the family legends of the family of Homers about this war in the form of the two grandiose epic poems.

 

In any case, “Iliad” and “Odyssey” are belated works of art which were created in the Renaissance epoch as the poetic peak of all the "Trojan Cycle." (Gleb Nosovskiy, Anatoliy Fomenko “Russia and Rome,” Vol. 1)

 

The Trojan War in “ancient” Greece is an imaginary reflection of the Gothic War, which occurred in the early Middle Ages. A detailed comparison of the two wars shows their coincidence even in trifles. We shall cite some of the results of the research described in the book “Russia and Rome.”

 

The Trojan kingdom knows seven kings who ruled in sequence. The first is the founder of the city and all the state. The fall of Troy and the death of the kingdom occurs with the seventh king.

 

The Roman Empire, described by Livy, also has seven emperors who ruled in sequence. The first is the founder of the city and the state. Rome comes to an end and is turned into a republic during the seventh empire.

 

Both wars last almost equally: the first – 10, the second – 12 years.

 

The Trojan kingdom was destroyed twice. And these collapses are the only ones in its history.

 

In the history of the Roman Empire (according to Livy) and its duplicate – Roman Empire III (in the West), there also were two collapses. The second and final is the Gothic War. These two collapses are also the same in the history of Roman Empire III.

The two newcomer-strangers Jason and Hercules destroyed the first Trojan kingdom. "Newcomers from the West. . . captured the city” (“Trojan Legends”)

 

The two newcomer-strangers Odoacer and Theodoric destroyed the “purely Roman” Empire (First Empire), having invaded from the northwest.

 

After the first destruction, the Trojan empire, in essence also becomes Trojan: earlier it had been called the Dardan Settlement.

 

After the first collapse, the Roman Empire in the West changes its name. It is turned into an Ostrogothic kingdom in Italy. A Tarquin-ruled dynasty.

 

The Trojan name arose from the name of the new king, Troil, who “built more than others in the city and gave it his own name - Troy."

 

A new name appears at the end of the Roman Empire II – the Emperor Trajan.

The newcomer Greeks complete the second and final destruction of the Trojan kingdom.

 

The second and final collapse of the Roman Empire III in the West also is the handiwork of the newcomer Greco-Romans.

 

The Trojan War flared up because of a woman – a so-called offence to Helen, wife of Menelaus.

 

The Tarquin War was caused by an offence to Lucretia. This is most colorfully described by Livy. A quarrel breaks out between the husband rulers of the kingdoms over whose wife is better. “Each extremely praises his own," and the quarrel soon develops into an armed conflict.

 

In the tale about Troy, Paris kidnaps Helen by force.

 

According to Livy, Sextus Tarquinius seizes Lucretia and dishonors her. . .

 

Don’t let the numbering of Roman Empires I, II and III confuse the readers. In the opinion of the adherents of the new chronology, the real Holy Roman Empire was in the 10th – 11th centuries. The rest, which are referred to by the traditional historiography in various centuries are the imaginary reflections of the Middle Ages.

 

The parallels between the Trojan and Gothic wars are endless. Even the famous episode with the Trojan horse coincides. What is known about it? It is so huge that several hundred warriors were able to find room inside it. It stands on wooden legs. It in some way got into the city. In “Iliad” it says that the stupid Trojans pulled it into Troy. This is as absurd as the historical joke about the fact that the shepherds of ancient Greece were singing Homer’s verses for several hundred years while educated people didn’t write down the poems. (Dmitri Kalyuzhny, Aleksandr Zhabinsky)

 

Is there anything similar in the Gothic war? Of course. The Greeks also used guile in the storming of Naples (New Town or New Rome), which they had not been able to take in any way. They penetrated it at night through a huge, recently deserted aqueduct which was a stone tunnel with an exit beyond the fortress walls. In the morning they opened the gates, and the troops who attacked slaughtered the still sleeping defenders of the city.

 

The evidence of the fact that the famous Trojan horse is the poetic form of the real aqueduct water supply is not complicated. The first Trojan chronicles which reached us, as we recall, were written in Latin. And in Latin the word “horse” is written “equa,” and water is “aqua.” That is, practically the same. Moreover, the word aqueduct - “aqua-ductio” - "that which leads water” is identical to the word “that which leads a horse” – “equa-ductio.” There is a difference in only one vowel.

 

Therefore, aqueduct also was changed into a perception of the late foreign authors who confused one vowel, in horse, which called into being a blossoming of absurd legends about the Trojan horse.

 

It must be said that there are a lot of similar events in literature, and it concerns in particular the literature and not the true history. Only the most well-known. We already have talked about the fact that in the translation of the Old Testament from Hebrew to Greek the Reed Sea, on the bottom of which Moses led the Jews during the Exodus from Egypt, was turned into the Red and even remained so in the text of the Scripture. There also is another famous example, but it is somewhat amusing. Charles Perrault, the author of the world-renowned tale “Cinderella,” was not writing in the least about a glass slipper which fell off the heroine’s foot at the ball. He was writing about a lady slipper, edged with fur. But in the translation from the French, the lady slipper by mistake became a glass slipper, and this was so in keeping with the spirit of the tale, that the slipper has stayed in it forever.

 

And so the aqueduct in the passing of centuries in the poems was changed into the Trojan horse.

 

The classical period in this story, according to the accepted periodization, embraces the time from the threshold of the 6th and 7th centuries to 338 B.C. Greece had to defend its distinctive character and right to existence in a struggle with the Achaemenid power, which was realizing its expansion to the West. Let us chose one moment in this battle:

 

In 480 B.C., a huge Persian army and navy under the leadership of King Xerxes invaded Greece. Despite the heroic resistance of a detachment of Spartans headed by King Leonidas in the Thermopylae ravine, the Persians broke through to Central Greece. The population of Athens fled, the conquerors captured the city and plundered it. The main events occurred in 479 B.C., when the Persians endured two defeats – both on the land and at sea. Greece had been able to defend its independence.

 

The legendary battle at Thermopylae of 300 Spartans with the Xerxes horde is well known to the whole civilized world. It is glorified in many works as an example of fearlessness and bravery of people in a struggle for the freedom and independence of their country. The “father of history” Herodotus wrote about it in his monumental work, “The Histories,” which is devoted mainly to the wars of the Greeks with the Persians.

 

But whether there was such a battle in actual fact and really whether Herodotus lived in the 5th century B.C. evokes deep and well-founded doubts. Having glanced at Ferdinand Gregorovius’ writing devoted to medieval Greece, we will find there a detailed description of the same battle. With only one difference: instead of the Spartans, 300 knights were active in it.

 

The events in the Middle Ages developed according to the same plan as with “antiquity.” (According to the “historic cycle”!) Byzantine and Turkish forces attack the country (1275 A.D.) Much about them is curious, the navy supports them from the sea. They surround the city of Neopatria. The city's ruler, having safely escaped and stealing his way through Thermopylae to Duke Jean la Roche, asks him for help. The latter gathers 300 well armed knights and meets the aggressors in the Thermopylae ravine. By the way, among the knights is Lord de Saint Homer, that is, of the Homers. But this is an aside. At the sight of the large numbers of enemy, Jean la Roche pronounces the famous phrase: “Many people, but few men.” It is well known by the fact that, it turns out, the Persian King Xerxes pronounced it 1,800 years before the duke, when he was preparing to battle with the 300 Spartans. Here are Herodotus’ precise words: “Then, one can say, it became clear to all, and especially to the king himself, that the Persians have many people, but among them the men are few.”

 

An absolute coincidence. Therefore, it cannot be accidental. Ferdinand Gregorovius is in some confusion from such a turn: "It seems to me that these words are borrowed from Herodotus.. . Although its expression was able to enter the duke’s head simply at the sight of a similar state of affairs.” The author, naturally, is in no condition even to imagine that it is a question of one and the same battle, and that, most likely, Herodotus was writing his book not in great antiquity, but as early as after the battle at Thermopylae, not earlier than the 14th century. Otherwise, he would not have found out what the most gallant and worthy duke had said.

 

Ferdinand Gregorovius generally notes quite a few coincidences that occurred in the Middle Ages, with the period of "antiquity.” For example, of the sort: “Suleiman, the valiant son of Orhan, crossed the Hellespont by night in 1345. . . Here for the first time the Turks gained a foothold on European soil. The Byzantines compared this horde of conquerors with the Persians and even called them that same name." That which they were comparing was not surprising: people always compare something somehow. But the fact that they called the Turks Persians defies any explanation. This in any case what the German masses of the Second World War called the French, recalling Napoleon's campaigns.

 

The next famous event in Ancient Greece is the Peloponnesian War of 431 – 404 B.C. It is described in detail by Thucydides, a military leader and Greek historian of that time, in “The History of the Peloponnesian War.” The traditional historiography reports that his work became will known in Europe thanks to the Latin translation of Lorenzo Valla and the English of Thomas Hobbes. That is, according to historic measurements, quite recently. Just where did the book disappear over the centuries until it became well-known in Europe? Traditional historiography is keeping quiet.

 

The historians are saying nothing and because of the fact that the views of Thucydides’, who is well-known for his aphorism, are very close to the logical creations of the father of political science, Niccolo Machiavelli (1469—1527 A.D.), who thought that in history one must search for methods of strengthening sovereign power and that its main goal is to serve the interests of the rulers. Thucydides expressed himself more abstractly, but per se he thought the same way: “History is a philosophy in examples.” With such an approach there cannot even be talk about an objective account of the movement of events that took place. This is a view of a medieval historian who worked for the sake of certain goals. And you see, between Thucydides and Machiavelli, in the opinion of the traditional chronology, is the abyss of centuries.

 

Let us look at what Thucydides writes.

 

In 431 B.C., a war broke out between the Peloponnesian and Athenian naval allies, which had seized all of Greece and received the name of the Peloponnesus. It continued, with a short period of truce all of 27 years, but Thucydides told only about the first 20 years.

 

Adherents of the new chronology think that well-known medieval war in Greece (1374 - 1387), which led to the death of the Catalan state on this country’s territory, was its original.

 

The people of Navarre and the Athenians participate in the14th century war. A most huge congress preceded it, at which delegates from all the areas of Greece had gathered. Sparta and Athens collide in the Peloponnesian War. The congress of deputies of the Peloponnesian Alliance preceded it.

 

In both cases, the war started a year after the meetings.

 

In the Middle Ages, the Peloponnesian and Corinthians invade the enemy's territory. The Corinthian principality is the strongest in Peloponnesia in that epoch.

 

The Spartans (Peloponnesians) headed by the Peloponnesian Alliance attack Athens…. In both cases, Athens held out in the first military period.

 

In both cases the war bears a violent nature. Both Gregorovius and Thucydides write about it.

 

At the end of the war of the 14th century, Nerio Acciaiuoli becomes the leader. A successful military leader, a fine diplomat. His forces capture Athens in particular.

 

At the end of the Peloponnesian War, the Spartan Lysander advanced into first place. A successful military leader, a fine diplomat. He destroyed the Athenian state in particular.

 

The storming of Athens in both cases is identical.

 

The victor Nerio establishes a new political order – tyranny. He is now called “the Athenian Tyrant.”

 

After the victory, Lysander introduces in Athens “the tyranny of the thirty.” This period in the history of the ancient city also is called: “the government of the thirty tyrants." ... The coincidences fall as if from the horn of plenty in the hands of the goddess Gaia.

 

The fact that brought itself to the attention of the adherents of the new chronology is that Thucydides in his “History” described three eclipses which occurred in the Mediterranean Sea area during the war. In as much as eclipses occur with invariable precision and regularity over the course of thousands and thousands of years, the possibility appeared to determine in which centuries in particular and years this astronomical show took place. It turned out that of the temporal segment from 900 B.C. to 1700 A.D. there are only two precise astronomical calculations. And both of them are related to the 11th century. In the first solution – for the 1039th, 1046th and 1057th years. In the second, for the 1113th, 1140th and 1151st years. In both cases, the triad embraces 18 years each and the intervals between the eclipses coincide. There has not been such a triad of eclipses in the last 2,600 years of precise astronomical calculations.

 

It is useless to argue with astronomy. Therefore, one may say unambiguously that there were no such eclipses in ancient Greece. Consequently, there wasn’t even the Peloponnesian War itself. True, the eclipses also don’t occur for the years of the medieval war. But as has been discovered by the adherents of the new chronology, a displacement of temporal segments happened steadily in the traditional historiography, which is called chronological shifts, when several real events are mixed up onto one whole and later carried into the distant past.

 

The mathematical methods used in the analysis of traditional history have shown that these shifts and carry-overs are not chaotic. The have approximately the same magnitude and are found in hundreds of cases. And what is more in accordance with the ”historic cycles” and Masonic numerology with its magical numbers. The graphical representation of the Scaliger chronology, created by contemporary scholars, even looks on the surface like symbols of masonry – the compass (Greek history) and the set square (Roman history.) This, as Dmitri Kalyuzhny and Aleksandr Zhabinsky write, is the “composite center” of Scaliger history. (“The Other History of Wars”)

 

Moving further along the time scale, we come to Alexander of Macedonia. In the traditional history it is recounted that a new force gradually ripened in the north of Greece – the Macedonian Empire. With King Phillip II (359 – 336 B.C.) it achieved power that had been unknown earlier.

 

Athens headed a battle with Phillip. But, despite desperate resistance, they suffered defeat.

 

As early as with Alexander's father war starts with the Persians, however, the murder of Phillip in 336 B.C. postponed the realization of the Eastern Crusade for some time. Having come to the throne, Alexander cruelly dealt with the father’s killers and possible pretenders to the throne.

 

In the spring of 334 B.C., the Macedonian army and allied Greek detachments ferry to Asia Minor. Alexander’s army was considerably inferior numerically to the Persian, but won in a severe battle, and the way to Asia Minor was opened to Alexander.

 

Having finished its conquest, Alexander entered Northern Syria. Here he had once again to meet with Persian forces – this time King Darius III himself stood at their head. The Macedonians succeeded in winning the battle that took place the fall of 333 B.C. near Issa.

 

Later, Alexander captures the Phoenician Coast, where Tyre rendered the most stubborn resistance, but in 332 the city was taken by storm. The capture of Gaza opened the way to Egypt, the satrap of which, not having sufficient forces for resistance, surrendered.

 

During the stay in Egypt, Alexander founded a city in the Nile delta, giving it his own name. He completed a pilgrimage to the oracle of Ammon in the desert, priests of whom declared Alexander as the son of Ammon, having recognized, consequently, his divine parentage. Thus his power over Egypt received a divine basis.

 

In the spring of 331 B.C., Alexander moved to the north. Crossing the Euphrates and the Tigris, he approached the small town of Gaugamela, and here on 1 October 331 B.C. occurred the decisive battle. Although the Persian army was stronger than at Issa, the Macedonians did not succeed this time in routing it.

 

Now Alexander already had been dreaming about worldwide rule. He conquered vast areas along the Indus river, but nevertheless, he did not succeed in completing the Indian campaign. The army, exhausted by the campaign, refused to go further. Alexander turned back with the remnants of his army to Babylon.

 

The king’s policy at that time was directed at the unification of his huge state. A broad campaign for the founding of new cities in the conquered territories is put into practice (Alexander viewed them as the strong points of his power.) He also was preparing for new campaigns. However, at the high point of these preparations, Alexander dies in 323 B.C. from a fever at the age of 33.

 

A fine subject, worthy of the pen of a great writer. A whole epic, compressed by us to the dimensions of one page. But, alas, it is not original. The empire of Alexander of Macedonia has too many of the same features as the Osman (Ottoman) Empire, which was founded in the 15th Century by Mahomet II. He conquered countries just as it is described in the legends about the Macedonian. In a comparison of the maps of the Osman Empire and the Macedonian empire, it is clearly visible that the European and Mediterranean borders of both conquests practically coincide.

 

There are overly curious pages in the medieval writings and manuscripts connected with the Macedonian and Mahomet II. In some Turkish documents of that time, Mahomet II is glorified as Alexander! In others - of European origin – Alexander the Macedonian pays compliments. . . to France. Monks are present with crosses and thuribles during the funerals of the great conqueror. And the Macedonian is buried not anywhere, but in one of the Egyptian pyramids. From the point of view of the traditional historians, all of this is absolute nonsense.

 

One may add that, in the opinion of the medieval authors, “Orpheus is the contemporary of Aeneas, Sardanapal – the King of Greece, and Julian the Apostate – a Papal chaplain. That is, a multitude of epochs, countries and names is supposedly fully mingled. It is not difficult to understand the contemporary historians when they write that in the Middle Ages “the notion of chronological consistency almost was lost. . .

 

Everything in this world takes on a fantastic coloring. The most coarse anachronisms and the strangest fabrications get along peacefully. The basis for such a conclusion is the same: the medieval evidence does not correspond to the place of Scaliger and Petavius. Well, and since they do not correspond, then, consequently, in the Middle Ages everyone was going crazy together, and hardly had started to write history. And the medieval author Fredegarius Scholasticus even pointed to King Priam (from the legendary Troy! ) as a personage of a previous generation. Scholasticus already had fully lost his bearing in the centuries and the adherents of the traditional chronology are at a loss how to react.

 

As we see, the documents of that time are full of names which supposedly belonged to distant ancestors. This seems absurd and laughable, because today the notion reigns that in the Middle Ages names were distributed that weren’t in "antiquity." A mistaken notion. Books, messages, and letters of that time are evidence of it. For example, Georgius Phrantzae in “History” (1258 – 1476 A.D.) names his contemporaries: Antioch, Demetrios, Dionysius, Minos, Cleope and so forth. Nil Sinayskiy in that very same period writes letters to the monks Demosthenes, Apollosius, Aristocles, Aristarchus and the like. An obvious “antiquity”!

 

But it shows only that not only various events, but also the names of their heroes were replicated and referred to in the distant past, according to the historic cycles. (Anatoliy Fomenko, Gleb Nosovskiy “Which Century Is It Now?”)

 

In history textbooks it is emphasized that the time of Alexander of Macedonia was noted by many important achievements in Greek literature, science, philosophy and art, and it is connected with the creation of such prominent thinkers of antiquity as, for example, Plato. And generally, then a significant phenomenon sprang up in the history of ancient Greece which was called the Hellenic period. It is acceptable to examine it as the expansion of Greek culture in the countries conquered by the Macedonian.

 

The 15th century A.D. is in no way distinguished from antiquity in this regard. The fall of Byzantium and Greece and the formation of the Osman empire caused medieval Hellenism which is well known in history and which spread to all Europe. Ferdinando Gregorovius writes: “From the moment of the fall of Hellas, the story of the Greeks is split: one into their enslaved motherland, the other into exile. . . . they came to be resettled in strange countries in masses. The West accepted them hospitably. . . Their religious aristocracy found refuge in the capitals and in the educational institutions of Italy, bringing Greek literature here anew.”

 

Everything is correct except the word "anew." There was nothing “anew,” everything was for the first time. And that which is ascribed to antiquity is a duplicate of medieval events and personalities. Even Plato is a duplicate.

 

Supposedly it is known of traditional history that “Plato was the greatest representative of the idealistic school in ancient Greek philosophy. He created the Academy – a school of philosophy in which his students were united. The notion of ideas became the basis of Plato’s instruction – of the eternal and unchanging image patterns of things, the weak reflections of which are the subjects of the real world.” (Encyclopedia)

 

It is thought that his instruction died in order to be reborn several hundred years later reappears in the famous Plotinus (205 – 270 A.D.) His name, it is clear, is absolutely accidental, and practically identical to Plato’s name. Then Platonicism again for some reason dies, in order to be reborn in the 15th century in the teaching . . of Pleton! He also is almost Plato and also a famous philosopher, writer and public figure.

 

For fullness of the picture, let us say that Plato's ideas appear out of nowhere for the first time from in the 15th century, at the high point of Pleton’s activity, and that Pleton organizes in Italy, in Florence, the Pleton Academy – an exact analogue of the Platonist Academy.

 

And the fact is of interest that Pleton writes “Utopia,” as did Plato, and also “A Treatise on Laws,” following in everything his own “ancient” predecessor, the author of the treatise “Laws.” At the same time, the Pleton of the 15th century as too the ancient Plato, promotes the idea of an ideal state.

 

The traditional historians know all this well. All the examples cited by us have been taken from their works. It would seem the conclusions suggest themselves: the ancient Plato is the duplicate of the medieval Pleton! But no, it is impossible to violate Scaliger's chronology, and therefore, Plotinus and Pleton are declared neoplatonists, that is, followers of Plato.

 

The development of art in the 4th century A.D. reflects the new phenomena of Greek society, it is said in the solid works devoted to antiquity. Greek sculpture knows many prominent masters (Scopas, Leochares, Bryaxis, Praxiteles, Lysippus.) Their works supposedly have been found with various excavations, often just “by accident.” Travelers bring them to museums and merchants sell them, who, heaven knows by which routes, have obtained the “antique” from some kind of unknown secondhand dealer.

 

But here is the trouble: from time to time it turns out that one or the other work is counterfeit. From century to century skilled craftsmen are discovered who work “like the old days” in order to earn their daily living. A great deal of books have been written about the counterfeit industry, no less fascinating than the detective stories of famous writers. At that, they tell only about those cases when falsifications have been discovered. And how many have not been discovered! . . Here are only several subjects.

 

We already have talked about the origin of a series of “ancient” sculptures. Even the great Michelangelo sinned with counterfeits in his youth. He created a figurine of Cupid and at the suggestion of a friend sold it as an antique original. The forgery presently was uncovered, but the sculptor was already well known: they thought that he was able to “ascend to the mastery of the ancient sculptors.”

 

The famous Benvenuto Cellini told in his own autobiography how he created vases which were declared as antique: “By this little job I obtained much.” There were sculptors who even specialized in this source of counterfeits. One of them was so successful that he merited the nickname Antico.

 

Israel Rouchomovsky was famous in the 19th century, the author of a whole series of "antiques.” The Louvre bought the “tiara of Saitapharnes” from him for 200,000 francs as an original of 3rd century B.C. Grecian art. Only later did it become clear that the figures on the tiara were copied from pictures out of an atlas of cultural history published in 1882. They were made so skillfully that they didn’t believe Rouchomovsky when he announced his authorship of the tiara. Then he produced a series of “antiques” of his own productions and the museum gave in.

 

They called Alceo Dessena the king of antique forgeries. He had a special workshop which flooded the worldwide market with counterfeit antiquities: “Athenian” statues, sculptures “a la Gothic,” and statuettes “three thousand years old." Afterward Dossena exposed himself. The fact is that he, as did Rouchomovsky, had been using the services of a firm for marketing in “antiquities" and became dissatisfied that they paid him so little. And he decided to take revenge. But they didn’t believe him! Then, in 1927, he shot a film about how he made an “antique” statue of a goddess. Only here did he convince everyone.

 

In 1937, a certain Honon, while plowing a field not far from Brizet, found a marble statue of Venus. Specialists unanimously proclaimed it a work of the first century B.C. Honon received 250,000 francs for a “creation of Praxiteles or Phidias.” But in 1938, the sculptor Francesco Cremonese, declared that he had hidden a statue of his own execution in the field. And he proved this. And he had completed the forgery in order to show to everyone of what he was capable as a sculptor.

 

Though, as regards "ancient" sculptures and other works of "antiquity," one can manage even without these examples. It is enough just to glance into the textbooks and study aids for specialists who talk about the properties of natural stones.

 

Here is what is said about marble: “A stone, like metals, subject to corrosion. The stone’s corrosion appears in the form of peeling, splitting, swelling and a loosening of the rock, the appearance of cracks, splotchiness, cavities and scabbings, discoloration or coloration of the stone's surface in dark tones, the appearance of brown and greenish spots of organic origin.

 

Among damages of the surface layer one also can pick out a sugary and scaly disintegration of the stone. The sugary disintegration of marble is caused by the uneven disintegration of the surface layer. At the same time, the rough surface of the stone resembles the texture of sugar.

 

. . . It is necessary to note that the Italian, Greek, and Turkish classifications of the stone do not use the term “marbleized limestone.” An overwhelming quantity of limestone is called marble.

 

The durability of limestone is 120 years. The durability of real marble is up to 300 years! It is worth scrutinizing marble sculptures which are displayed in museums as authentic works of two millennia ago and right away it will become clear when they were made.

 

And, finally, about archaeological monuments. For the start, let’s say that the first catalogue of inscriptions and local names of monuments in Athens was established just in the middle of the 15th century. But the fateful lot of a majority of originals befell it: the catalog was lost! If one doesn’t know that in particular the traces of the subsequent forgeries were wiped out, then one may think that the evil fate from the Greek myths had risen in earnest in the Middle Ages. Contemporary specialists are acquainted only with the mention of the catalog in the works of later authors.

 

Ferdinand Gregorovius notes, “over the course of time, the original name of the majority of ancient Athenian monuments, from which in many cases only individual ruins remained, was forgotten…” One can understand the historian’s assertion. According to his ideas, the monuments had to be named as it said in the “ancient” writings. And living people were calling them otherwise! That means, they had forgotten the original names. Ferdinand Gregorovius does not offer other variants. That they named the monument themselves is, in the opinion of the traditional historians, absurd. They considered the remnants of the Olympion in those days as a basilica, “since no one knew that it is the ruins of the once world renowned temple of Olympus.” Ciriacus (the compiler of the first catalog) calls these tremendous ruins. . . Adrian’s palace, as the Athenians themselves called it. . .

 

In 1678, Babin didn’t know where the temple of Z..s was in Athens. . . the Academy, Lyceum, Stoa and gardens of Epicurus had disappeared without a trace. In the times of Ciriacus, they called some kind of a group of basilicas the Academy, the location of which it is impossible to determine. . . They located the Lyceum or Aristotle’s didascalion in the ruins of the theatre of Dionysus. . . Ciriacus copied the Greek inscription here, not mentioning the great philosopher. . . The ruins near Callirhoe turned out to be the remnants of Aristophanes’ stage.

 

The traditional historiography, thus, supposes that not only the authors of the medieval writings, but also simply the residents of Athens were great muddle-headed persons and dreamers. The whole world knew the Olympic temple, but they didn’t even guess that it was located in their home town. And they didn’t have the slightest idea where the Academy and the gardens of Epicurean were located. Moreover, they considered the great comedian Aristophanes almost as their own contemporary. As too many other figures of “antiquity.”

 

They were not dreamers. They were guided by personal recollection and real knowledge, and what the creators of “antiquity,” who were in no way satisfied with the Ciriacus catalog, write later about Athens.

 

As sad as it is to part with the usual ideas mastered while still in school about Ancient Greece, one need recognize that it is only a reflection of medieval Greece. Not always precise, often even warped, but only a reflection.

 

http://www.new-tradition.org/greeks.htm

 

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READING FOR THE SOUL…

 

 

O LORD, WE ARE CALLED BY THY NAME…LEAVE US NOT!

 

“The word of the LORD that came to Jeremiah concerning the dearth. Judah mourneth, and the gates thereof languish; they are black unto the ground; and the cry of Jerusalem is gone up. And their nobles have sent their little ones to the waters: they came to the pits, and found no water; they returned with their vessels empty; they were ashamed and confounded, and covered their heads. Because the ground is chapt, for there was no rain in the earth, the plowmen were ashamed, they covered their heads.

Yea, the hind also calved in the field, and forsook it, because there was no grass. And the wild asses did stand in the high places, they snuffed up the wind like dragons; their eyes did fail, because there was no grass.

O LORD, though our iniquities testify against us, do thou it for thy name's sake: for our backslidings are many; we have sinned against thee. O the hope of Israel, the saviour thereof in time of trouble, why shouldest thou be as a stranger in the land, and as a wayfaring man that turneth aside to tarry for a night?

Why shouldest thou be as a man astonied, as a mighty man that cannot save? yet thou, O LORD, art in the midst of us, and we are called by thy name; leave us not. Thus saith the LORD unto this people, Thus have they loved to wander, they have not refrained their feet, therefore the LORD doth not accept them; he will now remember their iniquity, and visit their sins.

Then said the LORD unto me, Pray not for this people for their good. When they fast, I will not hear their cry; and when they offer burnt offering and an oblation, I will not accept them: but I will consume them by the sword, and by the famine, and by the pestilence. Then said I, Ah, Lord GOD! behold, the prophets say unto them, Ye shall not see the sword, neither shall ye have famine; but I will give you assured peace in this place.

 Then the LORD said unto me, The prophets prophesy lies in my name: I sent them not, neither have I commanded them, neither spake unto them: they prophesy unto you a false vision and divination, and a thing of nought, and the deceit of their heart. Therefore thus saith the LORD concerning the prophets that prophesy in my name, and I sent them not, yet they say, Sword and famine shall not be in this land; By sword and famine shall those prophets be consumed.

And the people to whom they prophesy shall be cast out in the streets of Jerusalem because of the famine and the sword; and they shall have none to bury them, them, their wives, nor their sons, nor their daughters: for I will pour their wickedness upon them.

 

Therefore thou shalt say this word unto them; Let mine eyes run down with tears night and day, and let them not cease: for the virgin daughter of my people is broken with a great breach, with a very grievous blow.

If I go forth into the field, then behold the slain with the sword! and if I enter into the city, then behold them that are sick with famine! yea, both the prophet and the priest go about into a land that they know not. Hast thou utterly rejected Judah? hath thy soul lothed Zion? why hast thou smitten us, and there is no healing for us? we looked for peace, and there is no good; and for the time of healing, and behold trouble!

We acknowledge, O LORD, our wickedness, and the iniquity of our fathers: for we have sinned against thee. Do not abhor us, for thy name's sake, do not disgrace the throne of thy glory: remember, break not thy covenant with us.

Are there any among the vanities of the Gentiles that can cause rain? or can the heavens give showers? art not thou he, O LORD our God? therefore we will wait upon thee: for thou hast made all these things.”  Jeremiah Fourteenth Chapter

 

THEY SPEAK A VISION OF THEIR OWN HEART!

 

“Woe be unto the pastors that destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture! saith the LORD.

Therefore thus saith the LORD God of Israel against the pastors that feed my people; Ye have scattered my flock, and driven them away, and have not visited them: behold, I will visit upon you the evil of your doings, saith the LORD.

And I will gather the remnant of my flock out of all countries whither I have driven them, and will bring them again to their folds; and they shall be fruitful and increase. And I will set up shepherds over them which shall feed them: and they shall fear no more, nor be dismayed, neither shall they be lacking, saith the LORD.

Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will raise unto David a righteous Branch, and a King shall reign and prosper, and shall execute judgment and justice in the earth. In his days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell safely: and this is his name whereby he shall be called, THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS.

Therefore, behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that they shall no more say, The LORD liveth, which brought up the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt;  But, The LORD liveth, which brought up and which led the seed of the house of Israel out of the north country, and from all countries whither I had driven them; and they shall dwell in their own land.

Mine heart within me is broken because of the prophets; all my bones shake; I am like a drunken man, and like a man whom wine hath overcome, because of the LORD, and because of the words of his holiness.

 For the land is full of adulterers; for because of swearing the land mourneth; the pleasant places of the wilderness are dried up, and their course is evil, and their force is not right. For both prophet and priest are profane; yea, in my house have I found their wickedness, saith the LORD. Wherefore their way shall be unto them as slippery ways in the darkness: they shall be driven on, and fall therein: for I will bring evil upon them, even the year of their visitation, saith the LORD.

And I have seen folly in the prophets of Samaria; they prophesied in Baal, and caused my people Israel to err. I have seen also in the prophets of Jerusalem an horrible thing: they commit adultery, and walk in lies: they strengthen also the hands of evildoers, that none doth return from his wickedness; they are all of them unto me as Sodom, and the inhabitants thereof as Gomorrah.

Therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts concerning the prophets; Behold, I will feed them with wormwood, and make them drink the water of gall: for from the prophets of Jerusalem is profaneness gone forth into all the land. Thus saith the LORD of hosts, Hearken not unto the words of the prophets that prophesy unto you: they make you vain: they speak a vision of their own heart, and not out of the mouth of the LORD. They say still unto them that despise me, The LORD hath said, Ye shall have peace; and they say unto every one that walketh after the imagination of his own heart, No evil shall come upon you.

For who hath stood in the counsel of the LORD, and hath perceived and heard his word? who hath marked his word, and heard it?

Behold, a whirlwind of the LORD is gone forth in fury, even a grievous whirlwind: it shall fall grievously upon the head of the wicked. The anger of the LORD shall not return, until he have executed, and till he have performed the thoughts of his heart: in the latter days ye shall consider it perfectly.

I have not sent these prophets, yet they ran: I have not spoken to them, yet they prophesied.

But if they had stood in my counsel, and had caused my people to hear my words, then they should have turned them from their evil way, and from the evil of their doings.

Am I a God at hand, saith the LORD, and not a God afar off? Can any hide himself in secret places that I shall not see him? saith the LORD. Do not I fill heaven and earth? saith the LORD.

I have heard what the prophets said, that prophesy lies in my name, saying, I have dreamed, I have dreamed. How long shall this be in the heart of the prophets that prophesy lies? yea, they are prophets of the deceit of their own heart;

Which think to cause my people to forget my name by their dreams which they tell every man to his neighbour, as their fathers have forgotten my name for Baal.

The prophet that hath a dream, let him tell a dream; and he that hath my word, let him speak my word faithfully. What is the chaff to the wheat? saith the LORD. Is not my word like as a fire? saith the LORD; and like a hammer that breaketh the rock in pieces?

Therefore, behold, I am against the prophets, saith the LORD, that steal my words every one from his neighbour. Behold, I am against the prophets, saith the LORD, that use their tongues, and say, He saith. Behold, I am against them that prophesy false dreams, saith the LORD, and do tell them, and cause my people to err by their lies, and by their lightness; yet I sent them not, nor commanded them: therefore they shall not profit this people at all, saith the LORD.

And when this people, or the prophet, or a priest, shall ask thee, saying, What is the burden of the LORD? thou shalt then say unto them, What burden? I will even forsake you, saith the LORD. And as for the prophet, and the priest, and the people, that shall say, The burden of the LORD, I will even punish that man and his house. Thus shall ye say every one to his neighbour, and every one to his brother, What hath the LORD answered? and, What hath the LORD spoken? And the burden of the LORD shall ye mention no more: for every man's word shall be his burden; for ye have perverted the words of the living God, of the LORD of hosts our God.

Thus shalt thou say to the prophet, What hath the LORD answered thee? and, What hath the LORD spoken?

But since ye say, The burden of the LORD; therefore thus saith the LORD; Because ye say this word, The burden of the LORD, and I have sent unto you, saying, Ye shall not say, The burden of the LORD;

Therefore, behold, I, even I, will utterly forget you, and I will forsake you, and the city that I gave you and your fathers, and cast you out of my presence: And I will bring an everlasting reproach upon you, and a perpetual shame, which shall not be forgotten.”   Jeremiah Twenty-third Chapter

 

LET TEARS RUN DOWN LIKE A RIVER DAY AND NIGHT!

 

“How hath the LORD covered the daughter of Zion with a cloud in his anger, and cast down from heaven unto the earth the beauty of Israel, and remembered not his footstool in the day of his anger!

The LORD hath swallowed up all the habitations of Jacob, and hath not pitied: he hath thrown down in his wrath the strong holds of the daughter of Judah; he hath brought them down to the ground: he hath polluted the kingdom and the princes thereof.

He hath cut off in his fierce anger all the horn of Israel: he hath drawn back his right hand from before the enemy, and he burned against Jacob like a flaming fire, which devoureth round about. He hath bent his bow like an enemy: he stood with his right hand as an adversary, and slew all that were pleasant to the eye in the tabernacle of the daughter of Zion: he poured out his fury like fire.

The LORD was as an enemy: he hath swallowed up Israel, he hath swallowed up all her palaces: he hath destroyed his strong holds, and hath increased in the daughter of Judah mourning and lamentation.

And he hath violently taken away his tabernacle, as if it were of a garden: he hath destroyed his places of the assembly: the LORD hath caused the solemn feasts and sabbaths to be forgotten in Zion, and hath despised in the indignation of his anger the king and the priest. The LORD hath cast off his altar, he hath abhorred his sanctuary, he hath given up into the hand of the enemy the walls of her palaces; they have made a noise in the house of the LORD, as in the day of a solemn feast. The LORD hath purposed to destroy the wall of the daughter of Zion: he hath stretched out a line, he hath not withdrawn his hand from destroying: therefore he made the rampart and the wall to lament; they languished together.

Her gates are sunk into the ground; he hath destroyed and broken her bars: her king and her princes are among the Gentiles: the law is no more; her prophets also find no vision from the LORD. The elders of the daughter of Zion sit upon the ground, and keep silence: they have cast up dust upon their heads; they have girded themselves with sackcloth: the virgins of Jerusalem hang down their heads to the ground.

Mine eyes do fail with tears, my bowels are troubled, my liver is poured upon the earth, for the destruction of the daughter of my people; because the children and the sucklings swoon in the streets of the city. They say to their mothers, Where is corn and wine? when they swooned as the wounded in the streets of the city, when their soul was poured out into their mothers' bosom.

What thing shall I take to witness for thee? what thing shall I liken to thee, O daughter of Jerusalem? what shall I equal to thee, that I may comfort thee, O virgin daughter of Zion? for thy breach is great like the sea: who can heal thee?

Thy prophets have seen vain and foolish things for thee: and they have not discovered thine iniquity, to turn away thy captivity; but have seen for thee false burdens and causes of banishment. All that pass by clap their hands at thee; they hiss and wag their head at the daughter of Jerusalem, saying, Is this the city that men call The perfection of beauty, The joy of the whole earth?

All thine enemies have opened their mouth against thee: they hiss and gnash the teeth: they say, We have swallowed her up: certainly this is the day that we looked for; we have found, we have seen it. The LORD hath done that which he had devised; he hath fulfilled his word that he had commanded in the days of old: he hath thrown down, and hath not pitied: and he hath caused thine enemy to rejoice over thee, he hath set up the horn of thine adversaries.

Their heart cried unto the LORD, O wall of the daughter of Zion, let tears run down like a river day and night: give thyself no rest; let not the apple of thine eye cease. Arise, cry out in the night: in the beginning of the watches pour out thine heart like water before the face of the LORD: lift up thy hands toward him for the life of thy young children, that faint for hunger in the top of every street.

Behold, O LORD, and consider to whom thou hast done this. Shall the women eat their fruit, and children of a span long? shall the priest and the prophet be slain in the sanctuary of the Lord?

The young and the old lie on the ground in the streets: my virgins and my young men are fallen by the sword; thou hast slain them in the day of thine anger; thou hast killed, and not pitied. Thou hast called as in a solemn day my terrors round about, so that in the day of the LORD's anger none escaped nor remained: those that I have swaddled and brought up hath mine enemy consumed.”  

Lamentations Second Chapter

 

I HAVE NO PLEASURE IN THE DEATH OF HIM WHO DIETH!

 

“The word of the LORD came unto me again, saying, What mean ye, that ye use this proverb concerning the land of Israel, saying, The fathers have eaten sour grapes, and the children's teeth are set on edge?

 As I live, saith the Lord GOD, ye shall not have occasion any more to use this proverb in Israel. Behold, all souls are mine; as the soul of the father, so also the soul of the son is mine: the soul that sinneth, it shall die. But if a man be just, and do that which is lawful and right, And hath not eaten upon the mountains, neither hath lifted up his eyes to the idols of the house of Israel, neither hath defiled his neighbour's wife, neither hath come near to a menstruous woman, And hath not oppressed any, but hath restored to the debtor his pledge, hath spoiled none by violence, hath given his bread to the hungry, and hath covered the naked with a garment; He that hath not given forth upon usury, neither hath taken any increase, that hath withdrawn his hand from iniquity, hath executed true judgment between man and man,

Hath walked in my statutes, and hath kept my judgments, to deal truly; he is just, he shall surely live, saith the Lord GOD.

If he beget a son that is a robber, a shedder of blood, and that doeth the like to any one of these things, And that doeth not any of those duties, but even hath eaten upon the mountains, and defiled his neighbour's wife, Hath oppressed the poor and needy, hath spoiled by violence, hath not restored the pledge, and hath lifted up his eyes to the idols, hath committed abomination, Hath given forth upon usury, and hath taken increase: shall he then live? he shall not live: he hath done all these abominations; he shall surely die; his blood shall be upon him.

Now, lo, if he beget a son, that seeth all his father's sins which he hath done, and considereth, and doeth not such like, That hath not eaten upon the mountains, neither hath lifted up his eyes to the idols of the house of Israel, hath not defiled his neighbour's wife, Neither hath oppressed any, hath not withholden the pledge, neither hath spoiled by violence, but hath given his bread to the hungry, and hath covered the naked with a garment, That hath taken off his hand from the poor, that hath not received usury nor increase, hath executed my judgments, hath walked in my statutes; he shall not die for the iniquity of his father, he shall surely live.

As for his father, because he cruelly oppressed, spoiled his brother by violence, and did that which is not good among his people, lo, even he shall die in his iniquity. Yet say ye, Why? doth not the son bear the iniquity of the father? When the son hath done that which is lawful and right, and hath kept all my statutes, and hath done them, he shall surely live.

The soul that sinneth, it shall die. The son shall not bear the iniquity of the father, neither shall the father bear the iniquity of the son: the righteousness of the righteous shall be upon him, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon him.

But if the wicked will turn from all his sins that he hath committed, and keep all my statutes, and do that which is lawful and right, he shall surely live, he shall not die. All his transgressions that he hath committed, they shall not be mentioned unto him: in his righteousness that he hath done he shall live.

Have I any pleasure at all that the wicked should die? saith the Lord GOD: and not that he should return from his ways, and live?

But when the righteous turneth away from his righteousness, and committeth iniquity, and doeth according to all the abominations that the wicked man doeth, shall he live? All his righteousness that he hath done shall not be mentioned: in his trespass that he hath trespassed, and in his sin that he hath sinned, in them shall he die.

Yet ye say, The way of the LORD is not equal. Hear now, O house of Israel; Is not my way equal? are not your ways unequal? When a righteous man turneth away from his righteousness, and committeth iniquity, and dieth in them; for his iniquity that he hath done shall he die.

 

Again, when the wicked man turneth away from his wickedness that he hath committed, and doeth that which is lawful and right, he shall save his soul alive. Because he considereth, and turneth away from all his transgressions that he hath committed, he shall surely live, he shall not die.

Yet saith the house of Israel, The way of the LORD is not equal. O house of Israel, are not my ways equal? are not your ways unequal?

Therefore I will judge you, O house of Israel, every one according to his ways, saith the Lord GOD. Repent, and turn yourselves from all your transgressions; so iniquity shall not be your ruin.

Cast away from you all your transgressions, whereby ye have transgressed; and make you a new heart and a new spirit: for why will ye die, O house of Israel? For I have no pleasure in the death of him that dieth, saith the Lord GOD: wherefore turn yourselves, and live ye.”   Ezekiel Eighteenth 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…

 

 “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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CHILDREN’S SHORT STORY…

 

 

The following children’s story is suggested reading for youth aged twelve (12) and above…

 

GOD IS MAKING EVERYTHING RIGHT, PART VIII

(Continued from the sequel, Something Is Terribly Wrong, Part III)

 

“I was just on my way to gather my family, but I am so glad to see you,” said Josh as he extended his hand. “Thank you so much for inviting me.  And, yes, I enjoyed it immensely.  The brother, Benyamin, is a knowledgeable teacher,” said Josh.

 

“Well, that’s just wonderful to hear.  In no time, you, too, will be presenting discussions on topics for newcomers,” Dahveed told him.  “This is so necessary if all of us are to set positive examples and represent our GOD of Israel as ‘One Stick’ in GOD’s ‘Hand,’” said Dahveed.  “Benyamin learned quickly, and as a matter of fact, as I recall, he has only been with us about two years.  He found the Holy ONE and refused to let him go.  But then this is what happens when it’s in our hearts to follow only the GOD of Moses.”

 

“Yes, my brother, I couldn’t agree with you more.  And I’ll be watching for more discussions for my enlightenment,” said Josh.  “It’s such a blessing to know that our GOD is opening our eyes and leading us.”

 

“You are so right, and talk about leading us,” said Dahveed, “you do remember that we have a meeting tomorrow.”

 

“Oh yes, indeed, I remember, and my wife and I will be here for sure,” Josh told him.

 

“Good.  I believe you will be quite interested in what we will have to say.  We will all sit with two other brothers, Yacov and Micha-el who are the two eldest in the Center.  So, go and find your family, and we’ll meet with you tomorrow.  Have a blessed night.”

 

The two men said their Shaloms, shook hands, and parted.  Josh reached his wife first who was just putting away the sewing machine she had been using.  After greeting everyone, he whispered to Evelyn, “Come, my little angel.  Let’s go find our children and get to the house.  I can’t wait to tell you about the meeting.”

 

“Angel?” repeated Evelyn questioningly and smiling at the same time.  “Well, I can’t wait for you to tell me about that meeting,” she told him.

 

Joshua and Evelyn hurriedly went to the classroom where their children were studying Hebrew.  Upon entering they heard the teacher commending them for being such good students.  “All the children do well with this language, but I have never witnessed them learn the Hebrew Alphabet, words, phrases, and sentences as quickly as you have,” he told them.

 

“That’s because we are really Israelites and this is our real language,” said Matthew.

 

“And I have to learn, so I can teach my Emah and my Ahbah, too,” said Paula.

 

The teacher smiled broadly and looked up to see the children’s parents standing in the doorway.  “O please come in,” he told them motioning for them to enter the classroom.  “I was just telling your children how impressed I am with how quickly hey are picking up the Hebrew language.  Their retention of words and sentences is unbelievable.  And if this keeps up, they’ll soon move up to a more advanced level,” he said.  “You should be pleased to know that they are also very well behaved.”

 

“Well, that’s just wonderful to hear,” said Josh smiling at his children so proud of them.  “Now, for sure, they can teach me.”

 

“There’s no question about that, but we also have classes for adults, you know.”

 

“We do plan to attend them, too, but I want to first learn as much as I can about our GOD and HIS LAW,” said Josh.  “Priorities first, you might say.”

 

“I couldn’t agree with you more,” said the teacher.

 

Josh thanked the teacher for his time and patience with his children.

 

“Thank you in Hebrew, Ahbah, is ‘toe-dah,’” said Paula.

 

“Toe-dah, Paula,” said Josh.

 

Turning to the teacher, Josh told him that he’s certain that when he starts Hebrew classes that he will begin with the advanced group, as his daughter would be sure to teach him everything she knows. 

 

“You’re a very blessed man, my brother,” the teacher told him.

 

“I am learning this every day, PRAISE THE HOLY ONE OF ISRAEL,” said Josh hugging his only daughter.  “And on that note, let me go so that you can leave for home.  And we’ll see you tomorrow,” Josh told him.

 

The children quickly chimed in, “Lael tove, Moreh.”

 

“Lael tove, yilladeem,” the teacher told them.

 

“’Lael tove’ is good night, and ‘yilladeem’ is children in Hebrew,” said John.

 

“Just look at my son showin’ off,” said Josh holding out his hand for a ‘five.’

 

Evelyn was so proud of her children that she just couldn’t stop smiling and hugging them.

 

As they were leaving, Matthew asked, “Would it be all right for us to read ahead in our Hebrew books?”

 

“Why of course, you may.  I plan to proceed at your pace be it slowly or quickly,” he told him.  “Shalom for now,” he said, “and I guess I don’t need to remind you to study what you’ve learned tonight.”

 

As they left the building, Josh closely observed his children.  He knew they were smart because their school grades were always admirable.  But could they maintain good grades in school and at the Center, was his concern without experiencing burn out.  Then Josh smiled to himself.  He was thinking that surely if GOD is with him and his family that HE would teach them everything they should know to be the Special People needed to represent HIM in the Nation of Israel and in the world.

 

“What are you smiling about, Joshua Ammons?” whispered Evelyn.

 

“O, I was just reassuring myself that Our GOD will be with us to make us wise in HIS Truth.  That’s all,” he said warmly holding his wife close around her shoulders.

 

In the car on the drive home, Josh asked Matthew to do a drum-roll.  Matthew looked at his Ahbah questioningly but proceeded to make noise with his mouth and beat on his seat.  Evelyn, John, and Paula looked at Josh wondering what in the world was going on.  When Matthew finished with his thirty-second simulated, noisy drum-roll, Josh proceed to recite all Ten Commandments without making even one mistake.  When he finished, Matthew patted his Ahbah on the shoulder and told him that he did a good job.

 

“Well, I had to learn them,” said Josh, “so I could prove that you all got your smarts from me,” he said laughing out loud while glancing at Evelyn.

 

“O, yeah, asked Evelyn.  “And what did they take from their Emah?” she asked.

 

“Baby, they got all their good looks from you, and their good brains from me.  So, you may as well face the facts.”  And with that everyone laughed.

 

By now, Josh had pulled up to the house, and they all exited still laughing at Josh’s comments.  On the way to the front door, Evelyn said, “I wonder if the discussion on the New Moon had anything to do with your swollen head.”

 

“Nothing at all, and we’ll talk about that briefly with the children before they go to bed and again in greater detail tomorrow.

 

Josh opened the door, and the children all went straight to the kitchen table with Evelyn right behind them.  “How about some milk and cookies before bed,” she asked them.

 

“Sounds good to me,” said Josh, “and I believe I can speak for all,” he said rubbing his stomach.

 

“You sure can, Ahbah,” said Matthew.

 

“I wonder from which of us these children get their appetites?” asked Evelyn smiling at Josh.

 

“They got that from me, too,” said Josh, “just for your information.”

 

Evelyn quickly put a large bowl of homemade cookies on the table and advised everyone to wash their hands with emphasis on “with soap.”  When they returned Josh gave thanks to GOD, and Evelyn poured milk for everyone.  The children bit into the cookies and told Evelyn how good they were.  Josh followed with, “Not only do you have good looks, but you’re a good cook, too,” he said smiling.

 

“O, stop it!” she retorted.  And they all laughed.

 

Josh asked the kids what they knew about the New Moon, just as he had been asked at the meeting.

 

The children looked at each other with questioning looks on the faces.  “Uh, I know about the full moon,” said Paula.  “It peeps in my bedroom window, and I like to watch it on the nights when it becomes a full circle,” she said.

 

“I know about the New Moon Crescent,” said Matthew.  “I know why we have the sun, but I have always wondered why GOD gave us all the phases of the moon.”

 

“Me, too,” said John, “it waxes and wanes.  The light of the Crescent grows greater until it’s a full moon, and then the light of the moon grows lesser until you don’t see it any more for a few days.  We learned about this in Science.  “Does the moon have something to do with Israelites, Ahbah?” asked John.

 

“It has everything to do with our days and months and our culture.  If Our GOD didn’t give us the New Moon Crescent, we wouldn’t be able to know when the First Day of each new month begins.  But PRAISE GOD, each month we have a sign in the heavens that indicates the First Day of every month,” Josh explained to them, “and that ‘sign’ is the New Moon Crescent.  Some people start counting the First Day when there is no visible phase of the moon in the heavens.  The brother explained to us tonight that this is wrong.”

 

“But, honey where is this explained in GOD’s WORD?” asked Evelyn.

 

“Right in Genesis,” said Josh, as he got up to fetch his Bible he had placed on the kitchen counter.  Turning to Genesis 1:14, he read…

 

“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:”

 

“Well, I’ll be,” said Evelyn, “how can people disregard this information and ignore GOD’s Creations in the Heavens that clearly determine the times?  Some things I just don’t understand,” she said shaking her head.  “It just seems like those in authority want to make sure that GOD’s Will is not accomplished.

 

“Ahbah, so, from what you are saying, we have our own calendar?” asked John.

 

“We sure do, son.  From one month to another it takes 29.5 days, i.e., from one New Moon to another, it takes 29.5 days, and that includes the dark phases of the moon.  Each day we have a different lighted phase of the moon.  And each day we have a different numbered phase of the month that co-ordinates with each lighted phase.  For example, we’ll never call the Full Moon the First Day of the Month.  The New Moon Crescent will always be the First Day of each new month.  Neat, huh?! he said.  Also each new Year falls around March 19/20th.  The first New Moon Crescent on this date or the first New Moon Crescent that follows March 19/20 is our Hebrew New Year’s Day.

 

“Then we can have a New Year’s Party, Ahbah?” asked Paula with glee.

 

“And it will be one we won’t ever forget!” said Josh.

 

“Wow, our own Israelite New Year,” said Matthew.  Now, for once the New Year has real meaning for us - something that GOD made for us.  Now, I understand even better what GOD means when HE said, ‘This shall be the beginning of months unto you.’”

 

“You’re absolutely right, son.  The puzzle pieces are starting to all fit now,” said Josh.  “We just have to keep reading and praying that Our GOD will help us to understand and accept HIS Truth.  And I have no doubts that if we return to HIM, HE will return to us,” Josh told them.  I feel deep in my heart that this is all about loving Our GOD and fearing HIM with our whole heart and soul.  I’ve never done this before, but I know that I can,” said Josh.  “And if we don’t know how to do this in such a way that it pleases Our GOD, then I have faith that HE will teach us how.

 

“We can learn from HIS WORD,” said Evelyn, “We can all learn, honey,” she said.  “We’re all in this together, remember?” she asked.

 

“Yeah, Ahbah,” said Matthew, “it’s going to take all of us to return to Our GOD, and I know HE will be with us just like HE was with the Israelites who left out of Egypt,” said Matthew.

 

“Don’t worry, Ahbah.  We’re going to do it right this time,” said John.  This family is going to hang with the GOD of Israel forever!” he shouted.

 

“I’m depending on you guys to help me make things right, now and when we get home to our heritage.  And speaking of what’s ‘right,’ what did you learn in Hebrew class today?” asked Josh.

 

“O, Ahbah,” said Paula, “we already know the Hebrew Alphabet from Aleph to Sheen.  We learned from a song the Moreh taught us today.  And we know the sounds for each letter.  Our Moreh, that means ‘teacher,’ Ahbah, gave us words for each Hebrew letter and sentences for each word so we’ll remember.  Hebrew is a beautiful language.  I just love it.  I never thought it would be so easy to learn,” said Paula.  “Already we can speak quite a lot but writing will take more practice.  It’s not the English language, you know.”

 

“It’s easy because you have a real desire to learn it, precious,” Josh told her.  “And I am so proud of all of you,” he said looking from one to the other.  And I want you to teach me what you learn because I can be as smart a student as you all can,” said Josh smiling.  And I want you to always remember that you got your good looks from your Emah, but you got your brains from me,” said Josh emphatically.  And turning to his wife, he said, “But you’re my angel in any case,” while blowing her a kiss.

 

“So, now, I’m your wife and your angel.  When will you tell me what this ‘angel’ business is all about,” asked Evelyn.

 

“We’ll talk about it after I put the kids to be, baby,” said Josh.

 

“Awww, Ahbah,” said the children in unison.  “We want to hear, too,” they said.

 

“Kids, it’s about what the brother said in the discussion this evening.  He wanted to know why we had not brought our wives to the meeting on the New Moon.  I think we all believed it was just for the brothers.  Anyway, he made us feel kind of embarrassed that we hadn’t.  Turning to Evelyn, Josh said, “Actually, I would have loved to take you there, baby.  What we learned was worthwhile information for the whole family.  And all of you would have enjoyed this meeting on the New Moon.  The brother was excellent, and he made me and the others feel quite comfortable participating in the meeting.  We asked all kinds of questions, and they were all answered from Scripture.  And we’ll be there, together, attending the next discussion.  I promise,” said Josh. 

 

“I look forward to it,” said Evelyn.

 

“So kids, with that, let’s go to bed.  I’m beat, and we have another big day tomorrow.  The last one upstairs and in bed is the dark phase of the moon,” said Josh.  As John and Paula started to bolt out of the kitchen, Matthew’s words stopped them in their tracks.

 

“Wait, Ahbah, before I forget, I want to tell you that your memory of the Ten Commandments is awesome.  You didn’t make not one mistake.  I was saying the words in my heart right along with you,” said Matthew.

 

“Me, too,” chimed in John and Paula.

 

“So, when did you have time to study them?” asked Evelyn.

 

“At work.  And believe it or not, Mickey learned them before I did, which reminds me.  We owe him a sweet potato pie.

 

“Now, that’s a nice surprise,” said Evelyn. 

 

“You’re tell me?” said Josh.

 

“Uncle Mickey wants to learn about GOD’s Law?” asked Matthew excitedly.

 

“I don’t know,” Josh said looking off in thought.  “I can only hope so.”

 

“Me, too, Ahbah.  then maybe Uncle Mickey and his family will leave with us,” said Matthew. 

 

“That would indeed be a work of GOD,” said Josh.  “Now, if you don’t want to be the dark phase of the moon, my people, you had better get to bed and in a hurry.  Don’t forget to say your prayers, you guys!” he shouted to them.  “I’ll be right up.”

 

TO BE CONTINUED

 

By

 

Tziona Yisrael

(July 2004)

 

“The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light:

they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death,

upon them hath the light shined.”

Isaiah 9:2

 

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Suggested Scriptural Reading: 

 

Numbers 10:1 - 10

Ezra 3:1 - 7 

Exodus 34th Chapter

 

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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)

 

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If others would like to contribute their short stories for our youth, please feel free to submit them for publication. 

 

Tziona Yisrael

 

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CLOSING SCRIPTURE EXALTING THE HOLY ONE OF ISRAEL:

 

Sing unto the LORD, all the earth; shew forth from day to day his salvation.

 

“Declare his glory among the heathen; his marvellous works among all nations.

 

“For great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised:

he also is to be feared above all gods.

 

“For all the gods of the people are idols:

but the LORD made the heavens.

 

“Glory and honour are in his presence; strength and gladness are in his place.

 

“Give unto the LORD, ye kindreds of the people,

give unto the LORD glory and strength.

 

“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.

I Chronicles 16:23 - 29

 

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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!

 

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Executive Secretary

The LawKeepers, Co.

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OTHER SOURCES OF INFORMATION WRITTEN BY HEBREW ISRAELITES:

 

For information about the happenings in Hebrew Israelite Congregations, News, and Health, please contact:

 

fao3@worldnet.att.net (Floretta  A. O'Brien)

Naaomi baht Lewi 

 

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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:

 

www.jcnonline.ctinets.net

 

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Also, our Brother Yehudah Benjamin ben Yisrael has set up a live Internet station that I’m sure you will find quite enjoyable.  You may contact our Brother at:  (Yehudah@wrightwebdesigns.com).

 

The Yisrael Internet Radio Network:

http://www.yrbn.ctinets.net

 

Radio Broadcast:

http://66.228.156.61:81/yrbn.nsc for multicast. http://66.228.156.61/yrbn for unicast and mms://66.228.156.61/yrbn

 

Brother Yehudah has also created a forum to keep Brothers and Sisters abreast on topics discussed at the Internet radio station:

 

http://www.yrbn.ctinets.net/forum/default.asp

 

Registration is required.

 

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If you like food and it likes you and you want to share some really good recipes or learn how to cook from information provided by “TheKoshercookgroup” then you want to get acquainted with the folks who make good use of the following link:

 

TheKoshercookgroup@yahoogroups.com

The Recipe Newsletter!

 

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http://www.cforc.com/kjv/index.html

 

The LawKeepers welcome your articles, poems, short stories, and testimonials for the Exaltation and PRAISE of Our Most High GOD, YIHOVAH,

The GOD of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob!

 

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“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 besides me.”  

Hosea 13:4

 

Yehudah ben Yacob, President (MilzAhead@AOL.COM)

 

Nathaniel Yisrael, Vice-President

 

                           Tziona Yisrael, Executive Secretary / Editor of The LawKeepers JOURNAL (Afraqueen@AOL.COM)

 

Keneisha Yisrael, Director of Fund Raising (krfowl12@yahoo.com)

 

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    (We Exalt and Sanctify the GOD of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob and profess the Laws HE gave to HIS Prophet Moses.)

 

Please support our desires to establish a TORAH Hebrew Community (housing, K-12 School, farm and equipment, and Health Center).If interested, please contact Yehudah ben Yacob at the above E-mail address in this regard.

 

 Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting,

get understanding,

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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