“…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,
THE LAWKEEPERS’ MONTHLY JOURNAL
<> OCTOBER / NOVEMBER 2013 <>
<>The SEVENTH MONTH of the Hebrew Calendar<>
(Please know that we do not determine the New Hebrew Year with the sighting of barley,
hence, the reason our Calendar is in the Seventh Month.)
May Our Most Merciful GOD
Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob/Israel
Continue to open the eyes of the "Dry Bones"
In preparation for our RETURN to our heritage
To serve and worship HIM in ways, whereby,
HE will finally be pleased with HIS Covenant People!
(Ezekiel 37th Chapter)
Lights from Jerusalem with a message for the world!
"O mountains of Israel, ye shall shoot forth your branches,
and yield your fruit to my people of Israel; for they are at hand to come."
OUR GOD BLESS US
AND REMEMBER HIS COVENANT WITH
ABRAHAM, ISAAC, AND JACOB!
“I am the LORD your God, which brought you out of the land of Egypt,
to be your God:
I am the LORD your God.”
“Can a woman forget her sucking child,
that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb?
yea, they may forget, yet will I not forget thee.
Behold, I have graven thee upon the palms of my hands;
“…thy walls are continually before me. Thy children shall make haste;
thy destroyers and they that made thee waste shall go forth of thee.”
Isaiah 49:15 - 17
“Thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold, I will lift up mine hand to the Gentiles,
and set up my standard to the people: and they shall bring thy sons in their arms,
and thy daughters shall be carried upon their shoulders.”
<>ALL MONTHLY EDITIONS ARE A TRIBUTE<>
<>THE CREATOR GOD OF ISRAEL<>
<>TAKING BACK HIS UNIVERSE<>
<>MANIFESTING THE SECOND GREAT EXODUS<>
<>THE SEED OF THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL<>
<><><><>HIS HOLY NAME’S SAKE<><><><>
LORD GOD of ISRAEL,
"I will declare thy name unto my brethren:
in the midst of the congregation will I praise thee.
Ye that fear the LORD, praise him; all ye the seed of Jacob,
glorify him; and fear him, all ye the seed of Israel."
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.
<> 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. <>
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.
“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.”
“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.”
THE LAWKEEPERS JOURNAL WAS ESTABLISHED
FOR THE RECOGNITION, EXALTATION, AND PRAISE
OF THE MOST HIGH GOD OF ABRAHAM, ISAAC, AND JACOB
AND HIS EVERLASTING BOOK OF THE LAW;
PLEASE KNOW THAT WE ARE NOT MESSIANICS!
“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.”
“Ye shall have one manner of law, as well for the stranger,
as for one of your own country:
for I am the LORD your God.”
(Leviticus 25:35 and Ezekiel 47:22)
“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?”
“Thus saith the LORD; Cursed be the man that trusteth in man,
and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the LORD.”
“The LORD is well pleased for his righteousness’ sake;
he will magnify the law, and make it honourable.”
“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
“O Earth, Earth, Earth,
HEAR the WORD of the LORD.”
EXALTATIONS OF THE MOST HIGH GOD THAT CREATED THE HEAVENS AND THE EARTH:
“Deal bountifully with thy servant, that I may live, and keep thy word.
Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law.
I am a stranger in the earth: hide not thy commandments from me.
My soul breaketh for the longing that it hath unto thy judgments at all times.
Thou hast rebuked the proud that are cursed, which do err from thy commandments.
Remove from me reproach and contempt; for I have kept thy testimonies.
Princes also did sit and speak against me: but thy servant did meditate in thy statutes.
Thy testimonies also are my delight and my counselors.”
Psalm 119:17 - 24
A MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT OF THE LAWKEEPERS, CO.:
ALL PRAISES BE TO THE MOST HIGH YIHOVAH,
ELOHIM OF ABRAHAM, ISAAC, AND JACOB
PRAISE HIS HOLY NAME
FOR HE IS WORTHY TO BE PRAISED!!!
Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God [is] one LORD:
The following articles provide a view into the current society that illegally occupies YIHOVAH’s land. The first article points out the racism in Israel; the second article deals with the Jewish attempt to take the temple mount from Islamic control. Glean from them anything you may find useful in making plans to relocate to the land that YIHOVAH promised to Hebrew Yisraelites.
by Lisa Goldman Aug 23, 2013 – Originalpeople.org
When the children of south Tel Aviv head back to school on Tuesday, kindergarteners will attend facilities that are segregated by race. The children of asylum seekers from sub-Saharan Africa will go to their kindergartens and all the other kids will go to their own. As of this year, the municipality of Israel’s most liberal city decided that separate-but-equal for three-to-six year olds was the way to go—in 2013.
According to a report published by Ynet (Hebrew edition), the city built the new preschools for black children after Jewish-Israeli residents of the inner city area threatened to keep their children at home rather than allow them to learn how to count, finger paint and play on the swings alongside their peers from Eritrea and Sudan.
The south Tel Aviv neighborhoods of Shapira and Hatikvah have for decades been one of the city’s two most deprived areas (the other is southern Jaffa). Home to a population of mostly low income Mizrahi Jews (a.k.a. Oriental Jews), it suffers from the problems that plague most low-income areas—overcrowding, poor-quality housing and inadequate infrastructure. In recent years newcomers settled there, most notably foreign workers from the Philippines. More recently, asylum seekers from Sudan and Eritrea found their way to the economically depressed neighborhood. Tension between the veteran Jewish residents and the African asylum seekers has been high for quite some time, thanks partly to incitement from certain right-wing Members of Knesset and some rabbis, with the latter discouraging their followers from renting apartments to non-Jews. Last year the growing tension exploded in race riots. Mobs of angry Jewish residents smashed cars and shops belonging to blacks, beating and terrorizing them.
There are about 65,000 African asylum seekers spread around Israel, with a significant number concentrated in south Tel Aviv.
The Jewish residents of south Tel Aviv reject angrily the accusation that they are racists. They point out that the infrastructure and amenities in their impoverished neighborhoods are already overburdened. If the residents of the wealthy, liberal parts of the city had to share their apartment buildings and schools with impoverished asylum seekers from Africa, say the Jews of south Tel Aviv, they too would be resistant.
They might have a point there. Last year, some parents in the prosperous and fashionable Sheinkin area of central Tel Aviv opposed a visit from 35 black children for a joint Hanukkah at a local kindergarten. According to a Ynet (English) report, a group of parents started a chain of racist emails, with one claiming they needed to know if the African children had been immunized in order to “protect” their own children.
And so we have officials representing the city that markets itself as a paradise for gays and liberals of all types embracing the concept of segregated kindergartens, presenting it as a win-win for the African newcomers and the veteran residents.
“We understand what is happening in the southern part of the city,” one unidentified municipal official tells Ynet. “And thus we had no choice but to take this step. The residents are not interested in studying with the foreigners, so this is the only option left to us.”
According to the report, the segregated schools are for the children of black sub-Saharan asylum seekers only. The non-Jewish children from other regions, like Southeast Asia and Europe, will continue to attend the “Jewish” municipal kindergartens. Presumably Ethiopian Jewish children have been attending the mixed schools all along, and will continue to do so.
One Israeli activist who works on behalf of the asylum seekers’ children suggests that the municipality set up the segregated kindergarten in order to provide them with extra tutoring, helping to prepare them for elementary school. Then she adds dubiously that she hopes this was indeed the motivation. But residents quoted in the article seem pretty certain the municipality is responding to their demands by separating the African children from theirs.
Yoav Goldring, a city council member from the liberal City for All party, told Ynet that he is puzzled by the municipality’s decision to build segregated kindergartens, rather than simply more kindergartens for everyone. “Instead of resolving the neighborhood’s existing problems of overcrowding and lack of infrastructure, the municipality catered to the prevailing atmosphere of racial segregation.” Goldring added that he intended to request the ministry of education to look into this matter.
Segregation is actually illegal in Israel, but the law won’t be enforced unless someone takes the municipality of Tel Aviv and the ministry of education to court. Given the climate of crude racism directed against the Africans, with even radio presenters casually using the term “infiltrators” rather than refugees or asylum seekers, it is quite possible that no-one will think this outrageous incident is worth pursuing.
Racism is the same all over the world. It is shameful that a human beings are socially restricted based on the color of his/her skin and the texture of their hair.
Why it matters that Jews are standing on the Temple Mount
Jews are increasingly staking a claim to the Muslim-controlled Temple Mount, testing the Israeli government's resolve to avoid conflict by protecting Muslim sovereignty over the site.
As Yehuda Glick strides across the Temple Mount, his bare feet scuffing along the paved stones and a kippah tucked under his baseball cap, the Muslim worshippers who know this sacred space as the Haram al-Sharif (Noble Sanctuary) start chanting tauntingly in Arabic, “God is great, praise be to God!”
Trailed by a group of religious Jews, an Israeli police escort, and a Muslim community representative, Mr. Glick responds in Hebrew, “Shalom – peace to you all.”
Behind him rise the two sites that make Jerusalem the third-holiest city in Islam: the Al-Aqsa mosque and the golden Dome of the Rock, a Muslim shrine commemorating the prophet Mohammed's ascension to heaven. It is built on the spot where Jews believe the very presence of God once rested in the Jewish temple. This is considered the holiest place in Judaism, yet it has been largely off-limits to Jewish worshipers because of concerns that range from violating Jewish law to provoking riots.
But in recent years, religious Jews are increasingly asserting their right to be here and are pushing for Israel to claim sovereignty over the Temple Mount. Their effort is testing the resolve of the Israeli government and the patience of 1.6 billion Muslims around the world. At stake are freedom of worship and the future of the most contested sacred space in the world. And the effort could potentially inflame the Israeli-Arab conflict, which is increasingly taking on a religious tone.
“I’m pretty left-wing Orthodox and even I think there’s no reason Jews shouldn’t be allowed up here,” says Mark Shayne, a financial consultant from New York who visited last week on the eve of Sukkot, one of hundreds of Jews who have visited the Temple Mount during the Jewish holidays this month. “If you can’t share a holy place, there will never be peace.”
The Islamic waqf, which governs the Haram al-Sharif, endorses the idea of Jerusalem as a “jewel of peace” for Muslim, Christians, and Jews, and are happy to welcome Jews as tourists to the Noble Sanctuary, but they are pressuring Israeli police to prevent access to the area for Jews with religious or political motivations.
“We are asking the Israeli police not to provide permission for the huge numbers of Jews who visit and especially to bar the extreme Jews from entering the Noble Sanctuary,” says Sheikh Azzam al-Khatib, director of the waqf, in between a flurry of phone calls about the rising tensions amid the Jewish High Holidays. “These extreme Jews … are trying to create new facts on the ground.”
Muslim concerns over the Temple Mount come amid rising Arab frustration with the "Judaization" of Jerusalem, where Jewish groups promoting (and funding) a greater Jewish presence have increasingly acquired properties in sensitive areas including the Muslim quarter of the Old City and predominantly Arab neighborhoods of East Jerusalem.
Among Muslims’ greatest concerns is that Jews will try to destroy the Muslim holy sites in order to rebuild their temple. In 1984, Yehuda Etzion was imprisoned for a plot to destroy the Dome of the Rock, and in 1991, Israeli police intervened to thwart a plan by the Temple Mount Faithful to airlift a 5-ton cornerstone for the new temple.
“If the Jews and the Israelis destroy the Noble Sanctuary, then they would have actually destroyed part of the holy Quran and destroyed part of the Muslim belief,” says Sheikh al-Khatib. “If that were to happen, then Muslims all over the world would conduct jihad.”
Israeli general Moshe Dayan captured the Temple Mount in the 1967 war, but instead of restoring it to Jewish control for the first time in nearly 2,000 years, he let Muslims retain control. Some saw it as the largely secular Israeli leadership’s attempt to appease Muslims.
Though Israeli courts have since supported Jews’ right to pray on the Temple Mount, Israeli police have enforced a ban on it to avoid provoking the Muslim community. But as Israel’s religious Jews have gained influence they have pushed back against the restrictions.
“[Muslims] can play soccer over there, … they can have picnics, they can urinate on the [ground], but I can’t say a word of prayer? Does that sound reasonable?” asks Glick, gesturing back to the compound where he sometimes holds a cellphone up to his ear while reciting a chapter of Psalms in order to disguise his prayer. “The only place in the world where a Jew cannot pray is over there.”
Glick, who heads the Temple Mount Heritage Foundation and supports right-wing lawmakers' efforts to restore Israeli sovereignty over the Temple Mount, has been coming up here for 25 years – first alone, and now with groups of up to 100 or more. Last year 12,000 Jews visited, he says, and this year he hopes it will be double or triple that, solidifying the connection between the Jewish people and the Temple Mount. Israeli police statistics, though more conservative, support the general trend and indicate that Jewish visits this year will outpace previous years.
To be sure, the Chief Rabbinate of Israel still has a sign posted at the entrance of the Temple Mount forbidding Jews to visit the area. Since no one knows the exact location of the Temple or the inner sanctuary that was off-limits for all but a priestly elite, and Jewish law requires a level of ritual purity to enter the area that some say is unattainable at present, many Jews have long steered clear of the Temple Mount so as not to inadvertently commit an infraction of such religious precepts.
But that is changing:
“Today as archaeological findings become firmer, and there’s more awareness of realities on ground, the number of rabbis who are taking that stand that there’s no reason Jews should not be allowed to pray in the holiest place in the world is growing,” says Jeffrey Woolf, a rabbi and senior lecturer in the Talmud department of Bar Ilan University, who also credits growing spirituality in Jewish society for the surge in interest. “It’s true that God is everywhere, but His presence is experienced more intensely, tangibly, and experientially on the Temple Mount.”
All that remains today of the Second Temple is the western wall, which has become a major focal point for Jewish prayer, attracting millions of Jews each year.
Glick would like to see more and more of those Jews visiting the Temple Mount and praying side by side with Muslims and Christians. “My dream is to be able to hug a person from Saudi Arabia and a person from Spain, and together all pray together to God,” says Glick.
But some worry that could spark a third intifada; the Second Intifada broke out in 2000 after a controversial visit by Israeli leader Ariel Sharon, with more than 1,000 Israeli police and several Israeli lawmakers in tow, in what his spokesman later described as a bid to show Palestinians that "Jerusalem was not for sale."
Jewish tradition teaches that the house of God shall one day be a house of prayer for all nations, but some say the Jewish people need to get their own house in order first.
The destruction of the First and Second Temples reflected the Jews' own inner spiritual state, and thus rebuilding the temple requires first and foremost a spiritual rebuilding individually and societally, says Rabbi Dovid Ben Meir, who teaches in a religious Zionist yeshiva in Eli.
"If we try to physically go up to the Temple Mount and walk in certain areas, even if we’re within the limitations prescribed by Jewish law … it won’t bring us any closer to an understanding of what the temple actually means," he says. "We’ll satisfy ourselves with going up barefoot and saying a few Psalms and feeling as if we’re on a higher spiritual level, when the truth is what we really have to be striving for is to bring ourselves and all of humanity to an entirely higher spiritual, psychological sphere of living."
The Jews now realize that the general population is hip to their sham claim to Hebrew heritage. Anyone that knows scripture knows that rebuilding YIHOVAH’s temple should have been the first thing done when the U.N. established Israel as a Jewish state in 1948. They didn’t do it then and they haven’t done it yet because they are not the House of Yisrael.
May ELOHIM have mercy upon the whole House of YISRAEL and deliver all of us in to HIS land.
“Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God [is] one LORD:”
Halleluyah!! Halleluyah!! Halleluyah!!
For the kingdom [is] the LORD'S: and he [is] the governor among the nations.
Love GOD, Yisrael !!!!
ALL PRAISES BE TO THE MOST HIGH YIHOVAH,
ELOHIM OF ABRAHAM, ISAAC, AND JACOB
PRAISE HIS HOLY NAME
FOR HE IS WORTHY TO BE PRAISED!!!
Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God [is] one LORD:
HalleluYah!! HalleluYah!! HalleluYah!!
Rosh Chodesh Shalom to All!
Yehudah ben Yacob,
The LawKeepers, Co.
"O mountains of Israel, ye shall shoot forth your branches,
and yield your fruit to my people of Israel; for they are at hand to come."
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The service of this solar/lunar calendar of TORAH READINGS is by definition using the “LIGHTS” of the sun and moon, according to Genesis 1:14, to number the “days” of each month. And the dark phases of the moon cooperatively and conveniently provide a break between the months. If there were no dark phases of the moon, we would have a tough time determining when one month ended and when another would begin. Hence, because the Commandment is to use the “Lights” in the Heavens for “Signs” for seasons, days, and years, the New Moon Crescent is what provides us with our first lights of each new month and these lights continue waxing and waning until they are diminished to the dark phases. And then in two to three days, the New Moon Crescent reappears again starting the First Day of another new month.
Realizing that even some Israelites use the dark phase of the moon to call the new month, I would like to add one obvious fact. By definition, there can only be a “New Moon,” per se, after the dark phase interval and when the New Moon Crescent reappears, thus, we understand the concept of having a “New” moon.
If the dark phase of the moon begins the First Day of the month, then when the New Moon Crescent is “Sighted” that could approximately be as far into the month as the Fourth Day, i.e., the appearance of the “Light” in the Heavens could possibly fall on the Fourth Day. It makes no sense to start to count the first dark phase of the moon as being the First Day of the month, as this process disregards the use of the “Light” in the Heavens to determine our “days,” as we are Commanded to do in Genesis 1:14. Consider what King David said in I Samuel 20:24: “…when the New Moon was come…” He had to be speaking about the New Moon Crescent, as we are unable to “Sight” the appearance of the dark phase or rather see it “come.”
It’s the absence of seeing the moon for forty-eight or more hours that enables us to identify the approaching Crescent “Sign” in the Heavens (mentioned in Genesis 1:14) that recognizes the moon as being “New.” And upon “Sighting” this “New” Crescent” we distinguish it as being the “New Moon” and the time of the New Month, as well.
PLEASE NOTE: The Hebrew New Year is also determined by the “LIGHTS” in the Heavens and not by the “sighting of barley,” as some Black Hebrew Israelites and European “Jews” advocate.
“THE BEGINNING OF MONTHS” UNTO YOU
“And the Lord spake unto Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt saying,
This month shall be unto you the beginning of months:
it shall be the first month of the year to you.”
“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:”
It is no coincidence that Genesis 1:14 states that the LIGHTS in the Heavens shall be the SIGNS for SEASONS, DAYS, and YEARS. It is no coincidence that each NEW SEASON, NEW FIRST DAY of each month, and each NEW YEAR (BEGINNING OF MONTHS UNTO YOU) all manifest via the LIGHTED SUN. These three things evolved at the WORD OF GOD at the time of CREATION.
THUS, IT SHOULD NOT COME AS A SURPRISE THAT THE BEGINNING OF MONTHS
STARTS IN THE SPRING WITH THE CALLING OF THE “SPRING EQUINOX”,
I.E., WHEN THE SUN IS OVER THE EQUATOR!
“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.”
<<<PLEASE TAKE PART IN THE NEW MOON WATCH>>>
<<<For The First Day of the “HEBREW” Month>>>
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:
START THE NEW MOON WATCH ON THE EVENINGS OF
BY LOOKING IN THE “WEST” JUST ABOVE THE HORIZON.
“He appointed the moon for seasons…”
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.
“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.”
Contrary to the belief of some Israelites, the moon does indeed shine! Even if the Moon shines with the aid of the sun, i.e., reflects the light 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)
A Tribute to GOD’s “HOLY” Seventh Day Sabbath of Complete REST - HIS WEEKLY ANNIVERSARY OBSERVANCE and SIGN between HIM and Israelites for HIS CREATION of the Heavens and the Earth:
“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.”
Since we know for a fact that GOD’s Holy Seventh Day Sabbath is a “Sign” between HIM and Israel, why take any chance to profane it? Every passage about the Holy Sabbath of COMPLETE Rest stands strong in support of GOD’s Commandment to abide in our places on the Seventh Day (Exodus 16:29) – ever last one of them – including the passage in Jeremiah where we are Commanded to “Take heed to yourselves, and bear no burden on the Sabbath day, nor bring it in by the gates of Jerusalem;” Jeremiah 17:21 (Please read verses 21 to 27.)
Perhaps the wise thing to do would be to define the word “burden.” But more importantly, we need to determine whether or not Exodus 16:29 is a Commandment or not. And if it is determined to be one, then we should Fear the GOD of Israel and be obedient to what HE has Commanded of us.
“But the LORD, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt with great power
and a stretched out arm, him shall ye fear, and him shall ye worship,
and to him shall ye do sacrifice. And the statutes, and the ordinances, and the law,
and the commandment, which he wrote for you,
he shall observe to do for ever more;
and ye shall not fear other gods.”
II Kings 17:36,37
Why must we debate that which is clearly written for us to do and for very good reason, if we will only consider and think about it? The Holy ONE wants us to be first to observe HIS weekly Anniversary of Creation, which is to keep HIS Holy Seventh day at REST, as HE did, in order that we might be REFRESHED!
“REMEMBER THE SABBATH DAY, TO KEEP IT HOLY”
“See, for that the LORD hath given you the sabbath, therefore he giveth you on the sixth day the bread of two days; abide ye every man in his place, let no man go out of his place on the seventh day.” Exodus 16:29
“And Moses gathered all the congregation of the children of Israel together, and said unto them, These are the words which the LORD hath commanded, that ye should do them.
“Six days shall work be done, but on the seventh day there shall be to you an holy day, a sabbath of rest to the LORD: whosoever doeth work therein shall be put to death.” Exodus 35:1,2
“Six days shall work be done: but the seventh day is the sabbath of rest, an holy convocation [“HOLY DAY”]; ye shall do no work therein: it is the sabbath of the LORD in all your dwellings.” Leviticus 23:3
“Six days may work be done; but in the seventh is the sabbath of rest, holy to the LORD: whosoever doeth any work in the sabbath day, he shall surely be put to death. Wherefore the children of Israel shall keep the sabbath, to observe the sabbath throughout their generations, for a perpetual covenant. It is a sign between me and the children of Israel for ever: for in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, and on the seventh day he rested, and was refreshed.” Exodus 31:15 - 17
“And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made. And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.” Genesis 2:2,3
Significantly, in the beginning when the Holy ONE of Israel established this Sabbath Day of COMPLETE REST and when HE clearly COMMANDED the Children of Israel in the Wilderness to observe this Holy Day, HE MADE NO EXCEPTIONS!
If “ALL” GOD’s COMMANDMENTS are sure, then for sure, we must give credence to Exodus 16:29 and abide in our places on GOD’s HOLY Seventh Day of Complete REST as we are COMMANDED TO DO!
“He hath shewed his people the power of his works, that he may give them the heritage of the heathen. The works of his hands are verity and judgment; all his commandments are sure.” Psalm 111:7
GOD’s Holy Seventh Day Sabbath of REST is not only one of HIS Greatest WORKS of all time, but this Holy Day is an extraordinary “SIGN” between this Most High GOD, the CREATOR and HIS Chosen People, the Children of Israel! This Seventh Day also marks the Anniversary of GOD ending the Creations of the Heavens, Earth, man, and all that is therein.
“Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them. And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made. And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.” Genesis 2:1 - 3
“And he said unto them, This is that which the LORD hath said, Tomorrow is the rest of the holy sabbath unto the LORD: bake that which ye will bake today, and seethe that ye will seethe; and that which remaineth over lay up for you to be kept until the morning.
“See, for that the LORD hath given you the sabbath, therefore he giveth you on the sixth day the bread of two days; abide ye every man in his place, let no man go out of his place on the seventh day.” Exodus 16:23,29
“And the LORD said unto Moses, Come up to me into the mount, and be there: and I will give thee tables of stone, and a law, and commandments which I have written; that thou mayest teach them.” Exodus 24:12
“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.” Deuteronomy 4:5 (Caps. are mine.)
CONSIDER ALSO the fact that the CREATOR GOD of Israel only Commanded that we go to Jerusalem “THREE TIMES in the year”. Had the Holy ONE wanted us to travel to Jerusalem on HIS Holy Sabbath Day of COMPLETE REST, HE would have Commanded that, as well. Thus, given Exodus 16:29, we have to realize, understand, and accept the fact that it was never HIS intention for us to travel and/or leave our places on HIS most Holy Seventh Day.
“Three times thou shalt keep a feast unto me in the year. Thou shalt keep the feast of unleavened bread: (thou shalt eat unleavened bread seven days, as I commanded thee, in the time appointed of the month Abib; for in it thou camest out from Egypt: and none shall appear before me empty:) And the feast of harvest, the firstfruits of thy labours, which thou hast sown in the field: and the feast of ingathering, which is in the end of the year, when thou hast gathered in thy labours out of the field. Three times in the year all thy males shall appear before the Lord GOD.” Exodus 23:14 - 17
“Three times in a year shall all thy males appear before the LORD thy God in the place which he shall choose; in the feast” Deuteronomy 16:16
There is no Scripture indicating that Israelites traveled to Jerusalem on GOD’s HALLOWED SEVENTH DAY.
THE PLACE THAT OUR GOD OF ISRAEL CHOSE IS THE HOLY CITY JERUSALEM.
The Israelite Way of Life was set in stone in the Wilderness, as to how we are Commanded to prepare to live according to ALL GOD’s LAW, as well as for HIS Holy Seventh Day Sabbath of Complete REST, i.e., how we are supposed to keep it, as well as the consequences for profaning it. And there are no exceptions.
CONCERNING “HOLY CONVOCATION”
The issue stemming from the meaning of “Holy Convocation” written in Leviticus 23rd Chapter is real, and the interpretation is grossly misunderstood. “Holy Convocation” does not mean “To Gather.” And the sin committed by traveling and gathering on the CREATOR’s Holy Sabbath of Complete REST has grave consequences (Exodus 31:12 - 18).
Conclusive evidence that “holy convocation” DOES NOT mean to assemble is provided in the passage on Passover. In Exodus 12:16 we are told that Passover is a “holy convocation” but yet, we are Commanded to observe this High Holy Day with our immediate families and only to join with another family if one’s members are too few for the lamb (Exodus 12:4). This proves without a doubt that “holy convocation” cannot mean to assemble, but rather to keep the holy days “HOLY.” Some call attention to the fact that because Israelites were Commanded to ”…turn in the morning and go into their tents” (Deuteronomy 16:5-7) that this is proof of an assembly. Those Israelite families that joined with others are the ones GOD Commanded to return to their tents.
The Holy ONE of Israel DOES NOT contradict HIMSELF! HE would not COMMAND us to “Rest” on the Sabbath Day of Rest and also Command us to “abide ye every man in your place on the seventh day,” and then confuse us by telling us to “assemble” on the “rest of the holy sabbath unto the LORD.” This would make absolutely no sense whatsoever. Therefore, if the Holy ONE of Israel said don’t bear a burden on the Sabbath Day of Rest (Jeremiah 17:21,22) and that our asses (used for travel) had to also rest, then for sure we have to “abide in our places…on the seventh day.” Thus, using our cars and paying tolls and public transportation on GOD’s Holy Seventh Day of Rest is absolutely forbidden! And walking to the Temple or to any meeting place was and still is out of the question all because GOD’s Seventh Day is specifically to be kept as a DAY of “COMPLETE REST” - Shabatone (as is written in Hebrew).
The wise, obedient ones understand the great importance of observing this Seventh Day of Rest exactly as GOD Commanded and will not add to or diminish from this Law of the “Blessed,” “Sanctified,” and “Holy” Seventh Day Sabbath.
“…we will remember the name of the LORD our God.”
“And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee:
for thou, LORD, hast not forsaken them that seek thee.”
“… 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.”
“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.”
The beginning of wisdom is the fear of the Lord.
Next, is the keeping of HIS Laws.
THE TORAH READINGS FOR THE NEW MOON,
AND GOD’s SEVENTH DAY SABBATHS
DURING THE MONTH OF
OCTOBER / NOVEMBER 2013
(Corresponding with the SEVENTH MONTH of our Hebrew Calendar)
ARE AS FOLLOWS:
(If some of the Sabbath Readings are too lengthy for one day, then pace yourself,
and consider reading the TORAH Readings on the Sabbath
and the rest of the Hebrew Scriptures listed throughout the week.
GOD’s LAW is our LIFE, and the added information is our Biblical History,
ALL of which we should know for our wisdom and our understanding!)
At this point, the Chapter order for some
Readings have been switched in order to
accommodate specific “Readings” for
the different Holy Feast Days
NEW MOON CRESCENT WATCH:
FOR FIRST DAY OF THE MONTH:
October 4,5,6, 2013
THE MEMORIAL OF BLOWING
“…the LORD said unto me, Gather
me the people together, and I will
make them hear my words, that they
may learn to fear me all the days
that they shall live upon the earth,
and that they may teach their children.”
Genesis 1:14 - 19
Exodus 10:1 - 3
Numbers 28:11 – 15
I Samuel 20:18,24;24 - 29
Psalm 81:1 – 10
Exodus 10:1 – 3
Leviticus 23:23 - 25
Deuteronomy Chapters 11 - 13
Numbers 29:1 - 6
Ezra 3rd Chapter
Nehemiah 8th Chapter
Jeremiah 30:18 – 24
Deuteronomy 18:15 - 22
Joshua 1st Chapter
I Kings 21st Chapter
Psalm 14th Chapter
Psalm 69:30 - 36
Psalm 18th Chapter
“Thou camest down also upon mount
Sinai, and spakest with them from
heaven, and gavest them right judgments,
and true laws, good statutes and
commandments: And madest known
unto them thy holy sabbath, and
commandedst them precepts, statutes,
and laws, by the hand of Moses thy
servant:” Nehemiah 9:13,14
SHABBOT READINGS – 10/12/13
Genesis 2:1 - 3
Exodus 20:8 - 11
Exodus 31:12 – 20
Jeremiah 17:19 - 27
Deuteronomy 5:12 - 15
Isaiah 56:1 - 8
Isaiah 58:10 - 14
Deuteronomy Chapters 17 - 19
I Samuel 11th Chapter
I Samuel 12th Chapter
I Samuel 13th Chapter
I Samuel 16th Chapter
II Kings 23:1 – 3
I Chronicles 28:4 - 10
I Chronicles 29:9 - 30
Malachi 1:7 - 14
Psalm 24th Chapter
Psalm 72nd Chapter
Psalm 95th Chapter
Day of Atonement
(Day of total fasting -
NO FOOD AND NO WATER!)
The date depends on the
NM Crescent Sighting for
The 10th Day of the Seventh Month.
“Ye shall not add unto the word which
I command you, neither shall ye diminish
ought from it, that ye may keep the
commandments of the LORD your
God which I command you.”
Leviticus 16:20 - 33
Leviticus 23:26 - 32
Deuteronomy Chapters 8 - 10
Psalm 51st Chapter
Numbers 29:7 - 11
Leviticus 16th Chapter
Leviticus 25:8 – 23
Ezra 8:21 – 23
Amos 2nd Chapter
II Samuel 12th Chapter
Nehemiah 1st Chapter
Isaiah 25th Chapter
Isaiah 63rd Chapter
Isaiah 64:1 - 12
Micah 6th Chapter
Psalm 60th Chapter
Psalm 79th Chapter
Psalm 80th Chapter
Psalm 103rd Chapter
Psalm 25th Chapter
Psalm 30th Chapter
Psalm 32nd Chapter
Psalm 38th Chapter
Psalm 130th Chapter
“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 50:20
SHABBOT READINGS – 10/19/13
Genesis 2:1 - 3
Exodus 20:8 - 11
Exodus 31:12 – 20
Jeremiah 17:19 - 27
Deuteronomy 5:12 - 15
Isaiah 56:1 - 8
Isaiah 58:10 - 14
Deuteronomy Chapters 23 - 25
Exodus 17:8 – 16
I Samuel 15th Chapter
I Samuel 30th Chapter
II Kings 23:1 - 20
Micah 3:5 - 12
Psalm 15th Chapter
Isaiah 50th Chapter
II Chronicles 25:1 – 4
Ezekiel 18th Chapter
Proverbs 28th Chapter
Psalm 34th Chapter
The FIRST DAY OF FEAST
(DWELLING IN BOOTHS)
The date depends upon the
NM Crescent Sighting for
The 15th Day of the Seventh Month.
“…the LORD hath taken you, and brought
you forth out of the iron furnace, even
out of Egypt, to be unto him a people of
inheritance, as ye are this day.”
Leviticus 23:33 - 44
Deuteronomy Chapters 14 - 16
Numbers 29:12 – 40
Deuteronomy 12th Chapter
Deuteronomy 31:3 - 30
Ezra 3:1 - 6
Nehemiah 8th Chapter
Nehemiah 9th Chapter
Zechariah 14:16 – 21
Psalm 89th Chapter
Psalm 96th Chapter
Psalm 98th Chapter
Psalm 147th Chapter
“And it shall come to pass, that every
one that is left of all the nations which
came against Jerusalem shall even go
up from year to year to worship the
King, the LORD of hosts, and to keep
the feast of tabernacles.” Zechariah 14:16
SHABBOT READINGS – 10/26/13
Genesis 2:1 - 3
Exodus 20:8 - 11
Exodus 31:12 – 20
Jeremiah 17:19 - 27
Deuteronomy 5:12 - 15
Isaiah 56:1 - 8
Isaiah 58:10 - 14
Deuteronomy Chapters 26
Leviticus 26th Chapter
(Deuteronomy 28th Chapter)
II Samuel 7th Chapter
II Chronicles 33:9
Psalm 106:34 - 48
Psalm 135:15 - 18
Jeremiah 6th Chapter
Psalm 1st Chapter
The Eighth DAY OF FEAST
(DWELLING IN BOOTHS) -
Date depends on the New Moon
The 22nd Day of the Seventh Month.
“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.”
Leviticus 23:33 - 44
Deuteronomy Chapters 20 - 22
Deuteronomy 15th Chapter
Deuteronomy 31:8 - 17
Judges 4th Chapter
Judges 6th Chapter
II Kings 17:34 - 39
II Chronicles 8:12,13
Jeremiah 5th Chapter
Joshua 8th Chapter
Psalm 66th Chapter
“I have sworn by myself, the word is
gone out of my mouth in righteousness,
and shall not return, That unto me every
knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear.
Surely, shall one say, in the LORD
have I righteousness and strength: even
to him shall men come; and all that are
incensed against him shall be ashamed.”
SHABBOT READINGS – 11/2/13
Genesis 2:1 - 3
Exodus 20:8 - 11
Exodus 31:12 – 20
Jeremiah 17:19 - 27
Deuteronomy 5:12 - 15
Isaiah 56:1 - 8
Isaiah 58:10 - 14
Deuteronomy 27th Chapter
Ezekiel 7th Chapter
Ezekiel 21st Chapter
Ezekiel 22nd Chapter
Ezekiel 24th Chapter
Psalm 47th Chapter
Watch for the NEXT NEW MOON CRESCENT "SIGHTING"
<><><> NOVEMBER 3,4,5, 2013 <><><>
HALLELUYAH, HALLELUYAH, HALLELUYAH!!!
“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:”
“He [GOD] appointed the moon for seasons:
the sun knoweth his going down.”
“Thus saith the LORD, which giveth the sun for a light by day,
and the ordinances of the moon and of the stars for a light by night,
which divideth the sea when the waves thereof roar;
The LORD of hosts is his name:
“If those ordinances depart from before me, saith the LORD,
then the seed of Israel also shall cease
from being a nation before me for ever.”
A complete TORAH Readings Hebrew Calendar for
all the months of the year, lists Scripture for
the “Holy” Sabbaths of Rest, the New Moon Watches, and
the Holy Feast Days and can be found on The LawKeepers WebSite:
Click on “TORAH Readings.”
WHO ARE THESE PEOPLE
CALLING THEMSELVES ISRAELITES?
“The Lord is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble;
and he knoweth them that trust in him.”
“The remnant of Israel shall not do iniquity, nor speak lies;
neither shall a deceitful tongue be found in their mouth:
for they shall feed and lie down, and none shall make them afraid.”
As we observe GOD’s Seventh Month of Holy Days, what should we be thinking, and what should we be concerned with doing for Our GOD of Israel at this time? Yes, I know we have commitments to fulfill: work, mortgage/rent, utilities, and family and unfortunately more than likely in that order.
However, where is the CREATOR GOD of Israel in this equation? Be honest! As you read this question, did HE and HIS expectations of us come to mind? Did you think about GOD’s Promise to GATHER Israel from heathen lands? Did you think about HIS Holy City Jerusalem? Did you think about wishing you could observe GOD’s Holy Days in Jerusalem, as did our forefathers?
I know that we are in exile and in the lands of our enemies and under their control, but in that we are Israelites, we should have a Divine priority, which is to RETURN to the Land Our GOD gave to the Children of Israel. And hopefully our captors have no control
over our hearts, minds, and prayers to inhibit this priority. I also know that in captivity many Israelites wear attire different than the heathen’s, speak “Hebrew”, wear fringe, eat kosher (really?) and call upon the GOD of Israel. But is this all that the GOD of Israel expects of the “Great Nation” HE spoke about to Moses , HIS Covenant People, the people HE Created to show forth HIS PRAISE?
Is HE pleased with these measly accomplishments? I don’t think so, and actually, I know HE isn’t. You see, Our GOD of Israel wants us to be RIGHTEOUS first and foremost, and next HE wants us to serve HIM in Jerusalem on HIS Ordained Holy Days.
“For in mine holy mountain, in the mountain of the height of Israel, saith the Lord God, there shall all the house of Israel, all of them in the land, serve me: there will I accept them, and there will I require your offerings, and the firstfruits of your oblations, with all your holy things.
I will accept you with your sweet savour, when I bring you out from the people, and gather you out of the countries wherein ye have been scattered; and I will be sanctified in you before the heathen.” Ezekiel 20:40,41
Don’t get me wrong; the Holy ONE is happy when we seek to know HIM and HIS Truth, but it does not end there. HE wants us to keep moving forward, and it cannot happen if we are satisfied with life in the defiled and heathenish lands of our captors. Although many of us know our identity, not all of us understand that in the lands of the heathen, we are as defiled as our captors, regardless of our attire, knowledge of Hebrew, and our so-called kosher diets. Just as Our GOD heard the cries of our fathers down in Ancient Egypt, HE wants to hear our cries for HIS DELIVERANCE, as well. Don’t believe that Our Merciful GOD wants us to continue in this Hell on Earth. HE doesn’t. Why would HE? Our GOD is Merciful to all who Call upon HIM. But who is calling upon HIM for DELIVERANCE and RESTORATION of the Nation of Israel, and if some are calling upon HIM, how many of us mean it?
“Forasmuch as this people draw near me with their mouth, and with their lips do honour me, but have removed their heart far from me, and their fear toward me is taught by the precept of men: Therefore, behold, I will proceed to do a marvellous work among this people, even a marvellous work and a wonder: for the wisdom of their wise men shall perish, and the understanding of their prudent men shall be hid. Woe unto them that seek deep to hide their counsel from the Lord, and their works are in the dark, and they say, Who seeth us? and who knoweth us?” Isaiah 29:13 – 15
I have seen the GOD of Israel remove people who teach contrary to HIS Law, as well as people who are not serious about following HIM and HIS Ways. And I have known HIM to also remove people by way of death and by way of madness. If Israelites are not ready to fulfill GOD’s expectations for the Nation of Israel who are destined to return, then even more of our people will be eliminated.
“Thus saith the Lord, thy redeemer, and he that formed thee from the womb, I am the Lord that maketh all things; that stretcheth forth the heavens alone; that spreadeth abroad the earth by myself; That frustrateth the tokens of the liars, and maketh diviners mad; that turneth wise men backward, and maketh their knowledge foolish;” Isaiah 44:24,25
“As for you, O house of Israel, thus saith the Lord God; Go ye, serve ye everyone his idols, and hereafter also, if ye will not hearken unto me: but pollute ye my holy name no more with your gifts, and with your idols. For in mine holy mountain, in the mountain of the height of Israel, saith the Lord God, there shall all the house of Israel, all of them in the land, serve me: there will I accept them, and there will I require your offerings, and the firstfruits of your oblations, with all your holy things. I will accept you with your sweet savour, when I bring you out from the people, and gather you out of the countries wherein ye have been scattered; and I will be sanctified in you before the heathen. And ye shall know that I am the Lord, when I shall bring you into the land of Israel, into the country for the which I lifted up mine hand to give it to your fathers.” Exodus 20:39 – 42
Our GOD of Israel once gave us the power to feed the hungry and to heal the sick, but because of the curses upon us, we no longer have this supremacy. However, we can get that power back but not just yet – not in the lands of our enemies – but rather UPON OUR RETURN! Only then will we see all the Blessings that Our GOD of Israel has prepared for us.
Our GOD of Israel not only wants us to return, but HE wants us to serve HIM in the Land HE gave to our forefathers, and more importantly, HE wants to be EXALTED before the heathen in our Great DELIVERANCE. Fortunately, the GOD of Israel is moving along faster than we imagine and is no longer waiting for all the Nation of Israel to get their acts together. The Middle East is a loose cannon and the ruling powers are wreaking havoc as they bring their demise to a close.
“I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat, and will plead with them there for my people and for my heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and parted my land. And they have cast lots for my people; and have given a boy for an harlot, and sold a girl for wine, that they might drink.” Joel 3:2,3
Thus, there are good reasons the Holy ONE of Israel wants us to return. And if it is not in our hearts to return, then why should Our DELIVERER bring us out of this captivity. Since the 1800’s there have been Blacks calling themselves Israelites, but they were also believers in JC. I used to wonder why Our GOD did not Deliver Israelites out of this captivity at that time. Sadly, those Israelites were Messianic and were not what GOD wanted. Forget our outward appearance; if Our GOD of Israel and following HIS LAW are not in our heart, soul, and mind, then we are neither ready to fulfill the duties HE has outlined for us nor ready to return. Therefore, let the GOD of Israel certainly remove all who inhibit progress for HIS Plans for our return and for HIS PRAISE in this process.
The Second Wilderness will be nothing like the first
We know that Our GOD of Israel has said at the mouth of HIS Prophet Ezekiel that the Remnant of Israelites destined to return will go into the Wilderness. But don’t expect to find another great multitude coming out of the “Four Corners of the Earth”. The reason is that the GOD of Israel will be selective this time but will use the rebels to prove us once AGAIN to see who will follow HIS LAW and who won’t.
“And it shall come to pass in that day, that the remnant of Israel, and such as are escaped of the house of Jacob, shall no more again stay upon him that smote them; but shall stay upon the Lord, the Holy One of Israel, in truth. The remnant shall return, even the remnant of Jacob, unto the mighty God. For though thy people Israel be as the sand of the sea, yet a remnant of them shall return: the consumption decreed shall overflow with righteousness.” Isaiah 10:20 - 22
JEREMIAH’S WORD ON FLEEING BABYLON BEFORE ITS DESTRUCTION
I don’t know whether Israelites choose to forget this passage or dismiss it. But Jeremiah speaks volumes on GOD’s TRUTH. Jeremiah tells us to “Flee Babylon” (and why), and some Israelites do not want to hear it; they will be removed. Our GOD of Israel will gather those who will return to HIM and obey HIS LAW (Deuteronomy 30:1 – 5). Hence, those who don’t will also be removed. Thus, if Israelites will not return to the Holy ONE of Israel and will not follow HIS Book of the Law, as it is written, then obviously the people expected to return will be punished. This is good for those of us who will leave out, and the reason is that we will have fewer rebellious Israelites to deal with in the Wilderness. The last thing we should want after coming thus far is to allow someone to entice us to do wrong and cause problems for us. And we don’t need some Israelite talking about choosing a captain to take folks back to Babylon, either. After Israelites turn to GOD’s TRUTH and it is not seriously in their hearts and in their thoughts to return, you can deduce that it just might not ever be there.
Did you know that after the 70-year captivity in Babylon, Nehemiah was deeply troubled by the events taking place in the Land of Israel, and as a result prayed to the GOD of Israel for direction?
“So I came to Jerusalem, and was there three days. And I arose in the night, I and some few men with me; neither told I any man what my God had put in my heart to do at Jerusalem…” Nehemiah 2:11,12
The Israelites who will go into this Second Wilderness are for sure just as troubled as was Nehemiah when he was in Babylon but will, nonetheless, know exactly what’s expected of us to do when we get into Ezekiel’s “Wilderness of the people”.
“And I will bring you out from the people, and will gather you out of the countries wherein ye are scattered, with a mighty hand, and with a stretched out arm, and with fury poured out. And I will bring you into the wilderness of the people, and there will I plead with you face to face. Like as I pleaded with your fathers in the wilderness of the land of Egypt, so will I plead with you, saith the Lord God. And I will cause you to pass under the rod, and I will bring you into the bond of the covenant: And I will purge out from among you the rebels, and them that transgress against me: I will bring them forth out of the country where they sojourn, and they shall not enter into the land of Israel: and ye shall know that I am the Lord.” Ezekiel 20:34 – 38
Yet and still, Israelites touting the GOD of Israel dressed in their fine-fine Hebrew garb, are not ready to return. But they observe GOD’s Holy Days with much excitement and rejoicing and love for the CREATOR GOD of Israel but in heathen lands. Is Our GOD happy about this? Not at all!!!
After realizing the sins of Israel, Nehemiah returned to Babylon. Just like GOD’s Prophet Elijah, he saw that Israelites were pathetic and were lost and that the GOD of Israel had washed HIS Hands of them because of their rebellious ways and the sins they continued to commit and worse because of their false worship.
DO THOSE OF US TODAY REALLY LOVE OUR GOD OF ISRAEL AND REALLY WANT TO SERVE HIM ACCORDING TO WHAT’S REQUIRED OF US?
If we are not ready to return to worship Our GOD of Israel, to DECLARE HIS PRAISE, and to be a LIGHT unto the world for HIS GLORY, then know that we are not the Chosen Ones designated to fulfill prophecy. Actually, I am troubled by the Israelites who are satisfied in the lands of our captivity. They vote and lead people to believe that we can prosper in these lands, which is not at all what Our GOD of Israel said. HE specifically said that we would be the tail and not the head, and that we would not at all prosper as a group. So, why do we lead our people on to hope in vain for prosperity in the lands of our captors?
“And thou shalt grope at noonday, as the blind gropeth in darkness, and thou shalt not prosper in thy ways: and thou shalt be only oppressed and spoiled evermore, and no man shall save thee.” Deuteronomy 28:29
“The stranger that is within thee shall get up above thee very high; and thou shalt come down very low. He shall lend to thee, and thou shalt not lend to him: he shall be the head, and thou shalt be the tail. Moreover all these curses shall come upon thee, and shall pursue thee, and overtake thee, till thou be destroyed; because thou hearkenedst not unto the voice of the Lord thy God, to keep his commandments and his statutes which he commanded thee:” Deuteronomy 28:43 - 45
Ironically, veterans in GOD’s WORD use Deuteronomy 28th Chapter to prove our identity, but then choose to dismiss what’s written for their own agendas. They are sadly misinformed when they encourage our people to hope in better lives in this captivity. So, vote for these heathens if you will and hope they will be fair with descendants of Slaves, but know of a certainty that GOD’s WORD does not fail. We cannot speak against the word of the Lord GOD of Israel; we can only wait for it to come to fruition, as it has indeed accomplished. When we should be appealing to Our DELIVERER for liberation and freedom, we fruitlessly put hope in our enemies and in their wicked culture and system and denounce those who strive by all means necessary to leave out of this world-wide bondage to fulfill GOD’s WORD.
Knowing what THUS SAITH THE LORD about our being in the hands of the worst of the heathen for our great sins against HIM and what it takes for our return, we must be circumspect in counseling Israelites. We must tell the whole Truth of the matter or remain silent, so as not to mislead our people.
Millions voted for Barack Obama, including Israelites, for two terms of office, and the man has been rendered totally useless for Blacks. He only came to realize during his second term that there are Blacks living in the US. I have only heard him make a reference to Blacks a couple of times, and that was in this second term. That’s how I know. I wonder if the Blacks who voted for him still think of him as being their Messiah.
Given the Hell that descendants of Slaves have endured from one generation to another, one would think that by now, we should know from whence cometh Our HELP!
“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.
“What prayer and supplication soever be made by any man, or by all thy people Israel, which shall know every man the plague of his own heart, and spread forth his hands toward this house: Then hear thou in heaven thy dwelling place, and forgive, and do, and give to every man according to his ways, whose heart thou knowest; (for thou, even thou only, knowest the hearts of all the children of men;)” I Kings 8:33,34,38,39
Are we not smitten down before our enemies – every single day? Does voting protect us from this cruelty and end the race hatred, police brutality, and discrimination that we face every single day? There is nothing in King Solomon’s magnificent prayer to the GOD of Israel to suggest that we should vote or conspire with the enemy to better our lifestyle and livelihoods in Gentile lands. Could it be that we have lost our direction and no longer know what we should be doing to get back on Our GOD’s GOOD SIDE?
Why does it have to take over 2,000 years for us to come to terms with what’s necessary for us to do to be rid of this evil captivity? The wise should not have to be told to turn to the GOD of Israel for Redemption. Have we forgotten what made Our GOD of Israel decide to Deliver the Children of Israel out of Egyptian bondage? GOD heard their murmurings and cries to HIM because of their tribulations. But what do descendants of Slaves do in the captivity of these days? Israelites who know the GOD of Israel vote in heathen’s elections hoping they can remove GOD’s curses upon us. After all the decades of this horrific pain and suffering, can Israelites really believe this is feasible? Given what we know, Israelites have a foot in the door, but we need to act accordingly before we have a foot in the grave along with our enemies.
“Yet if they shall bethink themselves in the land whither they were carried captives, and repent, and make supplication unto thee in the land of them that carried them captives, saying, We have sinned, and have done perversely, we have committed wickedness; And so return unto thee with all their heart, and with all their soul, in the land of their enemies, which led them away captive, and pray unto thee toward their land, which thou gavest unto their fathers, the city which thou hast chosen, and the house which I have built for thy name: Then hear thou their prayer and their supplication in heaven thy dwelling place, and maintain their cause, And forgive thy people that have sinned against thee, and all their transgressions wherein they have transgressed against thee, and give them compassion before them who carried them captive, that they may have compassion on them:” I Kings 8:47 – 50
“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: And the Lord thy God will bring thee into the land which thy fathers possessed, and thou shalt possess it; and he will do thee good, and multiply thee above thy fathers.” Deuteronomy 30:1 - 5
Israelites who believe they must vote in heathen lands know nothing at all about the GOD of Israel and HIS Plans for the Remnant of Israel that puts total hope and trust in HIM.
“Tell ye, and bring them near; yea, let them take counsel together: who hath declared this from ancient time? who hath told it from that time? have not I the Lord? and there is no God else beside me; a just God and a Saviour; there is none beside me. Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else. I have sworn by myself, the word is gone out of my mouth in righteousness, and shall not return, That unto me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear.” Isaiah 45:21 – 23
“O Israel, thou hast destroyed thyself; but in me is thine help. I will be thy king: where is any other that may save thee in all thy cities? and thy judges of whom thou saidst, Give me a king and princes?” Hosea 13:9,10
THIS SEVENTH MONTH OF GOD’S HOLY DAYS
We are Commanded to observe the Feast of Tabernacles in Jerusalem, but because we are still under the curse and in the lands of our enemies, we can honor Our GOD of Israel by observing HIS Holy Days so as to keep knowledge of HIM and HIS Ways in our hearts.
I pray that during this season of Ingathering (and beyond) that we will direct our prayers for DELIVERANCE to Our GOD of Israel, for we are like fish outside of water when we are not in our Land under the protection of Our GOD. Moreover, we are exposed to all manner of trials, tribulations, and harm in this captivity. Let us find a way to be the People of the LORD GOD of Israel in TRUTH – individuals in whom HE can rejoice and call HIS Covenant People. And let Jerusalem come to mind! Remember, Our GOD is Our REFUGE, and it is HE that enables us to live in safety under the protection of HIS Loving Wings.
“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.” Psalm 46:1
“Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof…
“The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge…” Psalm 46:3,7
“For thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I, even I, will both search my sheep, and seek them out. As a shepherd seeketh out his flock in the day that he is among his sheep that are scattered; so will I seek out my sheep, and will deliver them out of all places where they have been scattered in the cloudy and dark day.
“I will feed them in a good pasture, and upon the high mountains of Israel shall their fold be: there shall they lie in a good fold, and in a fat pasture shall they feed upon the mountains of Israel. I will feed my flock, and I will cause them to lie down, saith the Lord God. I will seek that which was lost, and bring again that which was driven away, and will bind up that which was broken, and will strengthen that which was sick: but I will destroy the fat and the strong; I will feed them with judgment.” Ezekiel 34:11,12,14 – 16
We should never fear to fulfill prophecy. We should FEAR GOD to obey HIS LAW and HIS WORD at the mouth of HIS Prophets and wholly follow HIM. And we should yearn to return to our heritage for GOD’s GLORY, for HIS PRAISE, and for HIS Holy Name’s sake. Is not this the main reason HE established the Land of Israel?
Unfortunately, a yearning to go home is something that we cannot teach to others because this desire stems from the heart eating at you until ONLY the CREATOR fulfills this desire. And when HE does, it is all good, and then you give THANKS ONLY TO HIM!
“Therefore will I save my flock, and they shall no more be a prey; and I will judge between cattle and cattle. And I will set up one shepherd over them, and he shall feed them, even my servant David; he shall feed them, and he shall be their shepherd. And I the Lord will be their God, and my servant David a prince among them; I the Lord have spoken it. And I will make with them a covenant of peace, and will cause the evil beasts to cease out of the land: and they shall dwell safely in the wilderness, and sleep in the woods. And I will make them and the places round about my hill a blessing; and I will cause the shower to come down in his season; there shall be showers of blessing. And the tree of the field shall yield her fruit, and the earth shall yield her increase, and they shall be safe in their land, and shall know that I am the Lord, when I have broken the bands of their yoke, and delivered them out of the hand of those that served themselves of them. And they shall no more be a prey to the heathen, neither shall the beast of the land devour them; but they shall dwell safely, and none shall make them afraid. And I will raise up for them a plant of renown, and they shall be no more consumed with hunger in the land, neither bear the shame of the heathen any more. Thus shall they know that I the Lord their God am with them, and that they, even the house of Israel, are my people, saith the Lord God. And ye my flock, the flock of my pasture, are men, and I am your God, saith the Lord God.” Ezekiel 34:22 – 31
“Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth. The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah.” Psalm 46:10,11
“Keep me as the apple of the eye, hide me under the shadow of thy wings,”
“How excellent is thy lovingkindness, O God!
therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of thy wings.”
“Be merciful unto me, O God, be merciful unto me:
for my soul trusteth in thee: yea, in the shadow of thy wings will I make my refuge,
until these calamities be overpast.”
Have a Blessed Feast of the Memorial of Blowing of Trumpets, a repentant Day of Atonement, and Feast of Tabernacles. And let Jerusalem and all it entails come to mind.
O ISRAEL, HOW GREAT IS OUR GOD!
LET US RETURN TO THE CREATOR GOD
AND REPLENISH HIS EARTH WITH HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS
AND SHOW FORTH HIS PRAISE!
“This people have I formed for myself; they shall shew forth my praise.”
“The Lord is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble;
and he knoweth them that trust in him.”
FEAR AND GLORY THE HOLY ONE OF ISRAEL AND SEEK HIS WAYS!
LORD GOD of Israel, remember your Covenant with Abraham and look down upon the SEED of Jacob. Hear us. Hear the prayers of those of us who seek after YOU and seek to know ALL your Ways of Righteousness. DELIVER us and let us show forth your PRAISE exactly as YOU have indicated.
ALL GLORY AND PRAISE BE
TO THE MOST HIGH GOD OF ABRAHAM, ISAAC, AND JACOB
HALLELUYAH, HALLELUYAH, HALLELUYAH!!!
HALLELUYAH, HALLELUYAH, HALLELUYAH!!!
BE EXALTED, LORD GOD OF ISRAEL. TAKE BACK YOUR UNIVERSE AND SHOW THE WORLD THAT YOU ALONE ARE THE ONE TRUE AND LIVING GOD, the All-Mighty GOD of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob/Israel!
BLESS THE LORD, YIHOVAH,
GOD OF ABRAHAM, ISAAC, AND JACOB,
BLESS THE LORD, O MY SOUL
AND ALL THAT IS WITHIN ME, BLESS HIS HOLY NAME!
Servant of the Most High GOD of Israel for HIS PRAISE and for HIS Holy Name’s Sake!
FROM THE DESK OF Omrom Ben Yuhuda Ben Levi:
Pledge Of Allegiance
I Pledge my Allegiance to YAH, CREATOR of heaven, earth and mankind,
and to his eternal glory for which YAH stands, One Israelite Nation,
under YAH! with Commandments, Laws, Statutes, and Judgments, with
Freedom, Justice, equality, and Blessings for all those who love the
ways of Righteousness.
All Praises are due to YAH Forever!
INFORMATION AND SUGGESTIONS FOR HARDY, HEALTHY HEBREWS:
HEALTH REPORT FROM THE DESK OF OUR SISTER T'ZIRAH BAHT YISRAEL:
Thank you YHWH for making me. YOU alone sustain me.
Praise YHWH for HIS majesty, for YOUR mercy, and YOUR patience with me.
I just wanted to thank YOU for making such a wonderful body.
What a creation you made. . My body is a miracle of parts and systems.
Thank you YHWH.
HALLELUYAH! HALLELUYAH! HALLELUYAH!
Praise YHWH the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all HIS benefits-who forgives all our sins and heals all our diseases
O YHWH my GOD, I called to you for help and you healed me.
THE FUTURE OF HEALTH CARE:
HOW DIFFICULT IS IT TO CHANGE?
Since the Obama administration is busy attempting to "reform health care", I'd like to canvass those here at The LawKeepers Website to elicit your opinions and/or suggestions about how you think changing the system would work. I would also like for viewers to look at Michael Moore's "Sicko" documentary for some insight into the present American Health Care System.
We all are responsible for safeguarding our health and the health of those of our immediate families. And in the coming days and years we will face some real health challenges. Please send your comments and ideas in so we can discuss health and health care to find real solutions.
I'd like to know about people's experiences with either health care practitioners, e.g., doctors, nurses, Physician Assistants (PA's) or APN (Advanced Practice Nurses), Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNS), Certified Nurses Assistants (CNA's, Nurses Aides), Medical Assistants or experiences while patients are in hospitals, clinics., etc.
In the coming years we will see more and more "walk in" type clinics run by either privately run or individually controlled medical care.
I look forward to receiving your opinions and concerns.
Sister T’Zirah baht Yehudah
June E. Porter MSN RN CS
CHEMICAL WEAPONS IN OUR FOOD - NOT IN SYRIA!
By Scott Whitaker
As the corporately controlled media (ABC, BBC, CBS, CNN, Fox News and NBC) bombards our minds daily about the alleged chemical weapons used on the people of Syria by the Syrian government, Americans need to take heed and concern themselves with the “chemical weapons” in their food and water that their own government allows every day.
First, let’s start with one major way in which children are allowed to be harmed with a chemical called Sodium Fluoride. It is added todrinking water for babies and infants in a product called Nursery Water. Nursery Water is sold in Wal-Mart, Wal-Greens, Albertson’s and Toys "R" US. The Sodium Fluoride in that product causes cancer faster than any other chemical according to the National Cancer Institute. And by the way, Sodium Fluoride is the main ingredient in Sarin, the chemical that the White House is calling a weapon for its alleged use in Syria. Go Figure!
The next chemical weapon is one used in the majority of the processed foods in America today: Hydrogenated Oil (margarine). This chemical weapon is a guaranteed heart attack or stroke in the making. Add some Monosodium Glutamate and Aspartame to the mix and you have a sure-fire migraine headache, with a brain tumor to follow. Once you consume that commercial chicken that Americans love so much, and ingest some Arsenic which those chickens were fed, it’s a recipe for colon cancer.
After you and your family have ingested these chemical weapons for a period of time, thechronic diseases (kidney failure, high blood pressure, arthritis, cancer, etc.) begin to show their face. Inevitably, you will then rush off to your nearest medical doctor and get more chemical weapons in the form of prescription drugs. Ultimately, your problem is never solved because there are NO cures coming from the medical establishment, which is in bed with the same pharmaceutical corporations that make the chemical weapons in the first place. You then cry out to your government for ObamaCare and you get mandatory health care (a hidden tax), which contains a provision that states that if you do not pay for the premium you will be fined by the IRS.
So, before you go waving your blood-stained flag, urging America to be the moral police for the world (God Forbid) remember this: America dropped depleted uranium (radiation) missiles on women & children in Iraq & Afghanistan, Smallpox on the Native Americans (for which most foolishly participate in the murderous holiday called Thanksgiving), Agent Orange in Vietnam and Chemtrails (Aluminum & Barium) are currently being sprayed on the entire US population from military airplanes to destroy our immune systems. Wake up people! Your ONLY solution to protect yourself from these chemical weapons is to select your food wisely (organic & GMO free), detox your liver monthly and avoid all products that contain these toxins. Health through real education is the key!
Dr. Whitaker is a Board Certified Naturopathic Doctor with over 25 years of experience. He is the author of the best-selling book "Medisin" and he is available for interviews and lectures. His website is www.medisins.net. Contact info: email@example.com.
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By Dr. Mercola
If you’re in the mood for a chewy snack that doubles as a phenomenal health food, look no further than pumpkin seeds.
With a wide variety of nutrients ranging from magnesium and manganese to copper, protein and zinc, pumpkin seeds are nutritional powerhouses wrapped up in a very small package. They also contain plant compounds known as phytosterols and free-radical scavenging antioxidants,1 which can give your health an added boost.
Best of all, because pumpkin seeds are highly portable and require no refrigeration, they make an excellent snack to keep with you whenever you’re on the go, or they can be used as a quick anytime snack at home, too.
1. Heart Healthy Magnesium
One-quarter cup of pumpkin seeds contains nearly half of the recommended daily amount of magnesium, which participates in a wide range of vitally important physiological functions, including the creation of ATP (adenosine triphosphate, the energy molecules of your body), the synthesis of RNA and DNA, the pumping of your heart, proper bone and tooth formation, relaxation of your blood vessels, and proper bowel function.
Magnesium has been shown to benefit your blood pressure and help prevent sudden cardiac arrest, heart attack, and stroke, yet an estimated 80 percent of Americans are deficient in this important mineral.
2. Zinc for Immune Support
Pumpkin seeds are a rich source of zinc (one ounce contains more than 2 mg of this beneficial mineral). Zinc is important to your body in many ways, including immunity, cell growth and division, sleep, mood, your senses of taste and smell, eye and skin health, insulin regulation, and male sexual function.
Many are deficient in zinc due to mineral-depleted soils, drug effects, plant-based diets, and other diets high in grain. This deficiency is associated with increased colds and flu, chronic fatigue, depression, acne, low birth weight babies, learning problems and poor school performance in children, among others.
3. Plant-Based Omega-3 Fats
Raw nuts and seeds, including pumpkin seeds, are one of the best sources of plant-based omega-3s (alpha-linolenic acid or ALA). We all need ALA, however, ALA has to be converted by your body into the far more essential omega-3 fats EPA and DHA -- by an enzyme in which the vast majority of us have impaired by high insulin levels. So, while pumpkin seeds are an excellent source of ALA, I believe it is essential to get some of your omega-3 fats from animal sources, such as krill oil, as well.
4. Prostate Health
Pumpkin seeds have long been valued as an important natural food for men’s health. This is in part because of their high zinc content, which is important for prostate health (where it is found in the highest concentrations in the body), and also because pumpkin seed extracts and oils may play a role in treating benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH, or enlarged prostate). Research suggests that both pumpkin seed oil and pumpkin seeds2 may be particularly beneficial in supporting prostate health.
5. Anti-Diabetic Effects
Animal studies suggest that pumpkin seeds may help improve insulin regulation and help prevent diabetic complications by decreasing oxidative stress.4
6. Benefits for Postmenopausal Women
Pumpkin seed oil is rich in natural phytoestrogens and studies suggest it may lead to a significant increase in good “HDL” cholesterol along with decreases in blood pressure, hot flashes, headaches, joint pains and other menopausal symptoms in postmenopausal women.5
7. Heart and Liver Health
Pumpkin seeds, rich in healthy fats, antioxidants and fibers, may provide benefits for heart and liver health, particularly when mixed with flax seeds.6
8. Tryptophan for Restful Sleep
Pumpkin seeds are a rich source of tryptophan, an amino acid (protein building block) that your body converts into serotonin, which in turn is converted into melatonin, the “sleep hormone.” Eating pumpkin seeds a few hours before bed, along with a carbohydrate like a small piece of fruit, may be especially beneficial for providing your body the tryptophan needed for your melatonin and serotonin production to help promote a restful night’s sleep.7
9. Anti-Inflammatory Benefits
Pumpkin seed oil has been found to exhibit anti-inflammatory effects. One animal study even found it worked as well as the anti-inflammatory drug indomethacin in treating arthritis, but without the side effects.8
In order to preserve the healthy fats present in the seeds, pumpkin seeds should be eaten raw. If you choose to purchase seeds from a bulk bin, make sure they smell fresh – not musty, spoiled or stale, which could indicate rancidity or the presence of fungal mycotoxins. Organic pumpkin seeds are preferred, as they will not be contaminated with pesticides or other harmful chemicals.
However, most nuts and seeds have anti-nutrients like phytic acid that can make all the previously discussed important nutrients less bioavailable when you consume them. So if you plan on consuming seeds or nuts on a regular basis, it would be wise to soak or sprout them. To make them more palatable, you can then dehydrate them in your oven, or better yet and more cost effectively in a dehydrator. There are many dehydrators on the market, but Excalibur is generally considered the best. I have used one for over 20 years. They are readily available on Amazon.
If you prefer to eat the seeds roasted, do so yourself so you can control the roasting temperature and time. Raw pumpkin seeds can be roasted on a low heat setting in your oven (no more than 170 degrees F or 75 degrees Celsius), sprinkled with Himalayan or other natural salt, for about 15-20 minutes.
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By Dr. Mercola
Forty percent of the US food supply is thrown away uneaten every year because of expired food dates, but a new report from the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and Harvard suggests that most of that food is still safe to eat.1
Labels like ‘use by’ and ‘sell by’ on foods aren’t actually an indicator of food safety, as many believe them to be, and, the report found, more than 90 percent of Americans are throwing out food prematurely because of misunderstandings of what food dates actually mean. In short, many foods are still safe to eat even after they’re expired.
While both the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) have the authority to regulate food dating, neither does, with the exception of infant formula (the only food product with a federally regulated date label, as the nutrients in the formula decline over time).
The rest of the food market has no such federal dating regulations, and the end result is a veritable free for all, with some states requiring food dates and establishing selling restrictions based on them and others not.
For instance, 20 states restrict stores from selling products after the use by dates while 30 do not. As the report highlights, are the people in the 20 more restrictive states better off? Most likely not …
Adding to the confusion, even when products are regulated, the rules vary by state and even then definitions are vague and provide little usefulness, if any. According to the report:
· In Florida, all milk and milk products “shall be legibly labeled with their shelf-life date,” but shelf life date is never defined.
· In California, milk is required to have a date that the processor decides is the date “to ensure quality, such product is normally removed from the shelf” but sale after that date is not restricted.
· In Montana, milk must have a “sell by” date within 12 days of pasteurization, while Pennsylvania requires it within 17 days.
· In New Hampshire, a “sell by date” is required for cream but not milk.
· New York, Texas, and Wisconsin, among many other states, have no requirements for date labels on milk or dairy.
It’s not only what happens to products after a ‘use by’ or ‘best by’ date has been applied that’s confusing. Even the creation of the date itself is subject to incredible variance and, ultimately, is up to individual product manufacturers to determine.
Again, while most assume such dates are used as a means for food safety, most manufacturers view them as a tool to protect their product’s reputation. They want you to consume their product at its peak freshness and flavor, which means many set food dates conservatively.
Yet, the food is many times still safe to eat after the date expires, often with minimal, if any, changes in taste or texture. Even the methods used by manufacturers to set food dates vary. The report explained:
“Some use lab tests, others use literature values, and yet others use product turnover rates or consumer taste testing… In consumer testing, some manufacturers will allow for a level of change in quality over time before setting a date limit, whereas others set them more conservatively
… Thus, while open dating appears on the surface to be an objective exercise, consumer preferences and brand protection impact the way most of these dates are determined. In most cases, consumers have no way of knowing how a ‘sell by’ or ‘use by’ date has been defined or calculated, and the method of calculation may vary widely by product type, manufacturer and geography.”
So a package of cheese or a box of crackers may have different ‘use by’ dates simply depending on which brand you choose, or where they’re purchased.
The researchers concluded that food dates generally lead to good food getting thrown away, and may at the same time prompt you to eat a food that’s actually spoiled because of ‘undue faith in date labels.’
Ultimately, the greatest factor impacting whether your food is ‘safe’ isn’t total storage time, anyway, but rather is related to how much time it spends in the temperature ‘danger zone’ (between 40-120 degrees F)2 – a factor you have little way of monitoring. If you leave your groceries in a hot car for too long, for instance, it may be spoiled long before the ‘sell by’ date. In this way, the report noted, it may actually promote food-borne illness:
“When temperature abuse occurs or food is otherwise compromised, an open date becomes essentially meaningless, but consumers are likely to trust the label date and use the product anyway.”
In the case of ‘sell by’ dates, these aren’t even meant for consumer use at all. They are actually there as tools to help retailers ensure proper product turnover when socking shelves, yet many consumers believe it is a measure of food safety. The dates lead to so much confusion and food waste that the report authors suggested making the ‘sell by’ dates invisible to consumers. In addition, in order to revamp the food dating system so it reduces waste yet provides useful and potentially illness-reducing information, they advised:
· Establishing standard and clear language for both quality-based and safety-based date labels
· Including ‘freeze by’ dates and freezing information where applicable
· Removing or replacing quality-based dates on non-perishable shelf-stable products
· Employ more transparent methods of selecting dates
· Increase the use of safe handling instructions and ‘how to use’ information
The former president of Trader Joe’s supermarket, Doug Rauch, has come up with a way to cut back on the 40 percent of US food that’s getting tossed in the trash unnecessarily. Next year, he plans to open the Daily Table, which is described as a “hybrid between a grocery store and a restaurant,”3 because it will prepare and repackage food so that it’s ready for you to eat or make quick, from-scratch meals. What’s especially unique about the Daily Table? All of the food in the store will be expired and sold at deep discounts that compete with fast-food prices.
“… the idea here is to make this nutritional food an affordable, quick and easy option to people who might otherwise spend their lunch money at McDonald’s. And of course, it’s about implementing a longer-term solution to the growing problem of wasted food across the U.S.”
The store, which is targeted for underserved areas, will sell mostly fruits, vegetables and other freshly prepared products that are a few days past their ‘best buy’ dates but still entirely edible. Food banks have been doing this for some time, and this new idea may offer a phenomenal way for even more people to gain access to healthy, affordable food.
If you’re like the average American, you waste more than 20 pounds of food every month. Part of this is due to throwing away good food simply based on the date. Another factor is food spoiling before you have a chance to eat it. I recommend buying your food locally, preferably from a small organic farming operation you can visit and inspect for yourself. This guarantees that you get the freshest foods right from the start, giving you a few extra days of leeway before they spoil.
In fact, it was only in the last few decades that food dates were even deemed necessary, and it coincided directly with an increase in processed foods – and a detachment of the consumer from where their food was grown. According to the report:
“Expiration dates on food arose out of a concern for the food’s freshness, not its safety. As Americans moved off farms over the 20th century and grew more distant from their source of food, they began losing the ability to tell how fresh their food was. This was partly because they were purchasing it in a store and didn’t know its history, and partly because the knowledge of how to store and handle fresh food was progressively lost as processed foods became prevalent. Forced to trust manufacturers and grocery stores to supply them with fresh food, consumers began demanding verification of its freshness.”
The best solution, for your health and also for clarity on how old your food actually is, is to return to the traditional practice of buying most of your food fresh from the farm.
Remember, the ‘use by’ and ‘best by’ dates on your food are only a measure of peak freshness, not an indicator of spoilage or safety. If the food has been kept properly refrigerated (or if it’s a non-perishable item), there’s a good chance it’s still fine to eat after the expiration date. Use common sense, of course, and if it looks or smells spoiled, err on the side of caution.
Ideally, however, you’ll purchase plenty of fresh produce, which contains no food dates at all. In this case, there are many tricks you can use to extend the “shelf-life” of your fresh foods to reduce waste and spoilage. I’ve listed 27 tips to make your groceries last longer here, which include:
1. Store onions in old pantyhose to keep them fresh for up to eight months (tie a knot in between each one to keep them separate).
2. Chop dry green onions and store them in an empty plastic water bottle. Put the bottle in the freezer and sprinkle out what you need when you’re cooking.
3. When storing potatoes, keep them away from onions (this will make them spoil faster). Storing them with apples will help keep the potatoes from sprouting.
4. Store salad greens in a bowl covered with plastic wrap, and add a paper towel to help absorb moisture. A salad spinner will also help remove excess moisture -- a key culprit in wilting leaves -- from your greens.
5. Mushrooms should be stored in a paper bag in a cool dry place, or in the fridge. Avoid storing mushrooms in plastic, as any trapped moisture will cause them to spoil.
At least one Congresswoman has already announced that she will be introducing legislation to Congress to help establish a consistent food dating system in the US. Until that occurs, following are some of the top foods that get thrown away far before their time:5
· Eggs: They’re typically fresh three to five weeks after you buy them
· Apples: They keep for three weeks in the fridge and can be frozen for eight months if you cook them first
· Cereal: Typically stays fresh for up to a year without going stale
· Meat: If you put meat in the freezer, food poisoning bacteria will not grow, so while it may taste dry or freezer burned if you leave it in too long, even meat that’s been frozen for nine months is still safe to eat
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USDA Seeks to Expand Pilot Program Which Leaves Meat Contaminated With Fecal Matter
Half of the USDA inspectors in industrial meat plants will be replaced with inspectors employed by the very same companies whose meats they are inspecting if plans by the US Department of Agriculture are allowed to go forward.
Is there poop in your pork and poultry? It’s a serious question.
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has plans to expand a privatized meat inspection model that has been in place for 14 years at five hog plants in the United States and which has been found to fail time and time again at preventing contamination of meat - with fecal matter.
The program, known as the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point-Based Inspection Models Project - or HIMP - has been in place since the late 1990s and its expansion would replace almost half the USDA Food Safety Service inspectors in industrial meat plants with inspectors employed by those very same companies. It would reportedly speed up production lines by as much as 20 percent.
But a recent article in The Washington Post, reports that three out of the five pilot HIMP plants were among the 10 worst health and safety violators in the country, according to a spring report by the USDA inspector general.
"The USDA all along has been saying that these pilots will prove that removing government inspectors and turning over [their] the responsibilities to the company employees will enhance food safety when, in essence, the exact opposite has occurred," said Tony Corbo, who directs the food program at nonprofit Food & Water Watch.
Although the HIMP pilot program is still in a preliminary stage, the Agriculture Department has given a green light to Australia, Canada and New Zealand to use this experimental, privatized model of food inspection in meat plants whose products are for export to the United States, even though the foreign plants operating under processes considered equivalent to the HIMP program have experienced an epidemic of contamination-related problems within the past two years, including a Canadian plant which had to recall more than 8.8 million pounds of beef product fouled with E. coli.
Corbo told Truthout that, in a letter to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, a coalition of consumer groups are formally requesting the USDA halt the HIMP pilot projects and revoke the determination the department has made with foreign countries, which allows them to use similar meat inspection processes.
"In the other countries, it’s going to be a little more complicated [to stop the pilot programs] because the USDA has already given their blessing, unless they re-evaluate the equivalency," he said.
According to Corbo, poultry companies like Tyson Foods began pushing for the privatized model in the 1990s, under the Clinton administration, and self-selected their company plants for these privatized pilot programs. Currently, 20 poultry plants in the United States are using a similar pilot program to HIMP, and the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced in January of 2012 that it would expand the program across all poultry plants in the country.
The meat industry continues to support the HIMP program, as well as similar privatized pilot programs operating within pork and poultry plants around the country despite the many problems plaguing these pilot plants. Tom Super, vice president of communications with the National Chicken Council said the HIMP program doesn’t fail to prevent contamination because the cases of contaminated meat found by the inspector general at the HIMP pork plants did not actually leave the plant. The meat found to be contaminated with fecal matter was still caught by health inspectors at the end of the processing line, but federal officials told The Washington Post that the contamination was found much too late in the inspection process.
"In essence, the inspectors did their jobs, the public was protected and no recalls or foodborne illness outbreaks were linked to any of these plants," Super told Truthout in an email.
He also asserted that the average positive rate for salmonella contamination in HIMP pilot plants is 20 percent lower than the average positive rate of contamination in nonpilot plants. His data is drawn from a 2011 FSIS evaluation of chicken slaughter establishments participating in the HIMP program.
In fact, the GAO report found that the "FSIS’ conclusion about the pilot project was based, in part, on comparisons of data that were not designed to be comparable." Additionally, the data FSIS and Super cite is outdated, according to the GAO assessment:
Moreover, data from the last 2 years analyzed did not show a significantly lower prevalence of salmonella for plants participating in the pilot project. According to FSIS officials, FSIS did not collect data to demonstrate the relative effectiveness of plants participating and not participating in any of the pilot projects. Instead, the agency analyzed data for a variety of inspection activities performed in all plants (regardless of a plant’s inspection system) to ensure their compliance with regulatory requirements.
Super also cited data from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics showing the poultry industry has had a 74 percent decrease in its worker injury and illness rates since 1994. But again, there just may not be enough data to fully back up the industry’s claims.
Food & Water Watch has teamed up with other consumer advocate groups to pressure USDA to examine the worker safety aspect of increased line speeds at pilot plants, but Corbo says the USDA has thus far been resistant to look at the rates of carpal tunnel syndrome among employees at HIMP plants.
The FSIS did not respond to Truthout’s request for comment.
"They’re going to increase the line speed, in those plants, to 175 birds-a-minute for chicken plants. There’s only going to be one USDA inspector left on that line, so you tell me how a USDA inspector is supposed to look at three birds every second to determine whether there’s visible fecal contamination on that bird," Corbo said.
"What they’re essentially doing here is replacing inspection with chemical treatments that they think are going to deal with contamination, with E. coli or salmonella. So the companies are going to be using more chemicals to try to sanitize the meat that we eat instead of having real inspection."
Monsanto Spends Millions to Defeat Washington GMO Labeling Initiative
With the help of a $4.6 million check from the biotech giant Monsanto and millions more from other out-of-state corporate interests, the campaign to defeat a Washington state ballot initiative in November to label groceries that contain genetically engineered ingredients has outraised the initiative's supporters by nearly three times, according to campaign data released last week.
The campaign for Washington ballot Initiative 522 is already looking a lot like last year's Proposition 37 campaign in California, where biotech and agribusiness interests outspent organic food producers and grassroots labeling supporters by nearly 5 to 1 in a high-profile battle over labeling genetically engineered groceries in the Golden State. (Genetically engineered products are also known as Genetically Modified Organisms, or GMOs.)
The No on 522 campaign has raised $11.1 million so far and has spent only a fraction of its war chest. Monsanto tops the group's list of donors, while pesticide giants Dupont and Bayer CropScience have donated $3.2 million and $562,000, respectively.
All three companies spent millions opposing Proposition 37 in California in November, 2012, along with individual members of the Grocery Manufacturers of America, which represents processed foods companies like Pepsico and Kraft. The trade group has donated $2.2 million so far to defeat the Washington GMO labeling initiative.
The Yes on 522 campaign was initially winning the fundraising race, but now trails its opponents with a total of $3.5 million raised and $800,000 spent. The group's top donors include Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps ($950,000), Mercola.com ($200,000), and several organics food companies and consumer groups.
Washington's Initiative 522 would require retail food products and seed stocks that have been produced with the help of genetic engineering to be clearly labeled as such. Several types of products are exempt, including alcoholic beverages, restaurant foods, medical foods and non-GMO animal products, regardless of whether the animals were fed genetically engineered feed.
A recent poll shows that 66 percent of Washington voters support Initiative 522, but both campaigns have yet to spend much money, and these numbers could change as campaign ads start popping up across the state.
In California last year, support for the Proposition 37 labeling initiative topped out at about 67 percent in mid-September before the No on 37 campaign began spending millions of dollars donated by Monsanto and other big firms on a statewide advertising campaign. Support for the initiative dropped steadily during the deluge of ads, and voters narrowly rejected the initiative.
Yes on 522 spokeswoman Elizabeth Larter told Truthout that the campaign expected to be outspent, so organizers started early. Initiative 522 received 350,000 signatures to get on the ballot, the second highest number in state history. The campaign has also recruited nearly 700,000 small donors and thousands of volunteers, Larter said.
"We're approaching things differently," Larter said. "Our team is made up of seasoned political professionals, and we really strived to make sure to communicate with voters early and often, and that's what works in the long run."
The Yes on 522 campaign's messaging is different as well. While the pro-labeling campaign in California waded into the sticky global debate over whether GMO foods are safe to eat and came under fire for touting a controversial French study linking Monsanto corn to tumors in rats, the Washington campaign cites mainstream research on the negative environmental impacts of genetically engineered crop farming and has asked leading health food manufacturers to explain how easy and inexpensive it is to change food labels.
Larter, a Washington native, said voters in her state are smart, concerned about the environment, and won't be happy about the flood of out-of-state money being spent by Initiative 522's opponents.
Meanwhile, the No on 522 campaign is already sounding a lot like the anti-labeling campaign that won in California. On its web site, the group argues that labeling GMO foods will increase food costs, hurt farmers and saddle taxpayers with the expenses of a costly bureaucracy. The web site looks nearly identical to the No on 37 web site and makes many of the same arguments, so it should come as no surprise that both campaigns have enjoyed funding from the same megacorporate donors.
10 Things You Need to Know About Inherited High Cholesterol
By Jennifer Brown, PhD, Everyday Health Staff Writer
September is cholesterol awareness month, and a good time to get your cholesterol levels checked.
If your bad cholesterol, LDL, is below 100 mg/dL and your good cholesterol, HDL, is above 40 mg/dL for men or 50 for women, your levels are healthy. But two out of every three adults have high cholesterol, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. And high cholesterol puts you at risk for heart disease, the No.1 killer in the United States today.
For some people, high blood levels of cholesterol come from a diet that is high in fat and animal products, but for others, high cholesterol is genetic. In addition to getting cholesterol from dietary sources, our bodies make it too, and some bodies produce more cholesterol than can be safely handled, causing a buildup of fat in the arteries.
Everyday Health spoke with James Underberg, MD, from the NYU Center for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention, to help us understand an inherited high cholesterol condition that is common mutation in certain populations. Dr. Underberg is Director of the Bellevue Hospital Lipid Clinic in New York City, and the President of the Northeast Chapter of the National Lipid Association.
Everyday Health: How common is the inherited, high cholesterol condition called familial hypercholesterolemia, or FH, in the United States?
Dr. Underberg: A lot more common than people think; it affects 1 in 400 people in the general population. It is more common than other genetic diseases that get a lot more air time. In founder populations — French Canadian and Ashkenazi Jewish populations, for example — [FH occurs in] 1 in 100 people. This is a genetic condition that shortens lifespan and is treatable.
Everyday Health: Is the incidence of this genetic form of high cholesterol stable or on the rise in the U.S. population?
Dr. Underberg: The incidence is stable as a genetic condition. We are seeing a slow uptake in awareness now, so that both patients and practitioners are more aware.
EH: How many people do you think have the condition but have not yet been diagnosed?
Dr. Underberg: The diagnosis rate is between 1 percent and 20 percent. At a maximum, 20 percent are getting diagnosed in the United States. In the Netherlands and in the U.K., there is more awareness [of genetic high cholesterol].
EH: How is familial hypercholesterolemia diagnosed?
Dr. Underberg: For the majority of people, there are no symptoms until they have a heart attack. Patients may have bumps [deposits of cholesterol] around the eyes, bumps on the tendons, but many patients don’t. A white ring around the cornea of the eye is sometimes seen in patients, even under the age of 45 years. The main symptoms are high cholesterol levels and a family history of high cholesterol.
EH: Is it inherited by all the children in a family or only some of them?
Dr. Underberg: Assuming that a parent has FH, there is a one in two chance that a child will have it, a 50 percent likelihood.
EH: What is different about the genes in families with this inherited condition?
Dr. Underberg: There are several genes that are involved in how we dispose of cholesterol in the liver. The LDL receptor is a protein in the liver that gets cholesterol out of the bloodstream. In the majority of familial hypercholesterolemia cases, there is a mutation in the LDL-receptor gene. They can’t get rid of cholesterol, so the liver makes more cholesterol, because it doesn’t realize it has enough from the bloodstream. This makes it very difficult to get cholesterol levels down.
EH: What are the consequences of not treating very high cholesterol?
Dr. Underberg: Lifetime risk of a cardiovascular event — heart attack or stroke — is 20 times greater for someone with FH. And for women in the age group of 20 to 39, there is 125 times greater risk.
Men tend to have cardiovascular events 10 years earlier, in their thirties and forties, and women in their fifties and sixties.
EH: How is high cholesterol treated in patients with genetic high cholesterol?
Dr. Underberg: We encourage a heart healthy lifestyle: exercise, low fat diet, not smoking. But this condition starts at birth; cholesterol is high from day one [in patients with FH]. Diet alone is rarely enough. Statin medication is the cornerstone of treatment for these patients, but it is often not enough.
Other medications, like ezetimibe [Zetia, which decreases cholesterol absorption in the intestine] and bile acid sequestrants [such as cholestyramine or colestipol] can also be used. Some patients can’t tolerate medications, or their cholesterol is so high that medications don’t work. [For them] LDL apheresis is a procedure to remove cholesterol from the blood, like dialysis, done every one to two weeks.
EH: Is premature heart disease preventable in people with familial hypercholesterolemia?
Dr. Underberg: There are no prospective trials for ethical reasons; data we have is observational. For FH patients on statins, the risk level is similar to that in people without FH. This fits with the cholesterol hypothesis, that patients born with low cholesterol don’t get heart disease.
EH: What do you do to raise awareness about FH in your community?
Dr. Underberg: This is something I’m really passionate about. I am the president of the Northeast Chapter of the National Lipid Association. Because September is Cholesterol Awareness Month, we’re going to work at a health fair on September 7 in New York City to promote awareness about FH locally. Nationally, the Foundation of the National Lipid Association offers public service awareness at www.learnyourlipids.com. Another source of information is the FH Foundation.
Because people with this condition are at higher risk, we try to make sure that people are identified so their kids can get screened. A child is potentially at risk, but no one may have told them to get screened. By ages 9 to 11, all children should get screened for cholesterol levels. Then if they have FH, they can institute diet and exercise early on as lifestyle changes.
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.
THE 52-WEIGHT-LOSS DIET PLAN
Recently, I heard on the news that soon people will be spending a dollar out of every five for medical expenses. But if we are healthy, we don’t have to fall prey to this reckoning. As we grow older, we gain weight. I am a witness! And guess what? We do not need this extra load we are carrying. Therefore, I am doing something about it.
My friend and I have decided to embark upon a Weight-Loss Plan to lose 52 pounds in one year. We have started by promising to lose one pound a week. Thus, we hope to lose 52 pounds by the second week in February 2007. We have already started, but it’s not too late for YOU to join with us. So, hop on board and be a NEW HEALTHIER, LIGHTER WEIGHT this time next year!
Some of the things we plan to do are:
-limit our intake of “white” foods: rice, bread, potatoes, ice cream, sugar, etc.
-eliminate fast foods and processed foods
-walk at least 3 days a week
-do not eat after 8 P.M. – drink green tea with mint
-eat more fruits and veggies
-bake rather than fry our meats
-drink plenty of water and tea
-weigh in every Tuesday and E-mail the other party the new weight status
A weekly journal is kept of weight lost or gained. And there is no fair or fun cheating.
If you do not need to lose 52 pounds, then adjust the plan to the amount of pounds to lose and time frame appropriate for you. If you need any help, let me know.
The Brothers are welcomed to join in the program. By all means, do feel free to share your progress. List your name, the date you started and the weight you lose each week, or if you prefer to only post periodically, then list the date you started and the amount you lost. If you have any special ways to lose a fast pound here and there, by all means do share.
Let’s start having some fun. The more competition, the more encouraged we will ALL be to stick with this Weight-Loss-Diet Plan.
On my first week, I lost four pounds, and I could feel the difference on my walk as I climbed the hills. My husband and I both try to walk three days a week for forty-five minutes. We do about four miles each day.
Don’t forget to first check with your doctor! Better safe than sorry.
Now, get started and feel good and look even better!
Tziona Yisrael. Editor
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.
THE GREATEST “SPOIL” OF ALL
A PRAYER EXTENDED OUT OF KING SOLOMON’S PRAYER FOR ISRAELITES WHO LIVE TODAY AND WHO ARE CAPTIVES IN GENTILE LANDS:
Dear Father of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, GOD and KING of this Universe, and CREATOR of ALL things,
We need your help – a spark to generate greater interest in YOU, your LAW, and a desire to return. YOU cannot imagine the Messianics that are on the Internet.
I’m sure you look down at your People and wonder what’s wrong with them that they just can’t worship YOU and come together under your LAW, especially after all that has happened to us. I wonder, also, Father. We know your Truth and how YOU are so willing to give us your HELP, yet we still don’t care to be a League and ONE People with YOU in harmony. Why, Father? Is it your HAND that is keeping us apart? And are you again separating and calling for Israelites to “Come on the LORD’s Side”, as YOU did in the Wilderness? If so, Father, make your intentions known, so that those of us who really and truly FEAR YOU will stop playing games and get serious under the umbrella of your LAW in Righteousness. It is too late for us to not be without a PLAN that will bring us closer to YOU. Guide us, Father, and show us your HAND. As you know, from our wicked past, that always worked – not for long, but even for just a short while, it might be helpful. Help us, Father, and make us ONE Stick in your HAND!
This world of Peoples and Nations have been deceived, and yes it is greatly because of the sins, transgressions, and disobedience of your Chosen People, the Children of Israel. YOU established our fathers with love in the Land YOU promised them. YOU kept your every WORD. The Children of Israel got the Land of Canaan and possessed it, and YOU even gave them a king, when in fact, YOU were (and still are) their KING. With your Mighty HAND YOU kept them safe from their enemies but, at the same time, punished them at the hands of their enemies when they were disobedient to your Book of the Law and when they corrupted themselves with worship of false gods. But because YOU are a Merciful GOD for not utterly destroying us in the Wilderness and for not keeping us in utter darkness in this GREAT CAPTIVITY throughout the world, YOU have clearly forgiven us AGAIN, and have heard our cries, just as you forgave and considered the prayers of our forefathers.
Now, it has been well over 2,000 years since YOU scattered the Israelites and since YOU left to return to your Place and leave us in the hands of our enemies.
Thus, Father, YOU know how the heathens have been heartlessly ruling over us and keeping us repressed and without any power and without self-determination. Your Covenant People, the Children of Israel, are NOT SAVED – not the People and not the Land, which Europeans have usurped as their own and control with much cruelty and not at all according to your Book of the Law.
Father, in the past, you have removed all peoples from your Land who have refused to live according to your Ways of Righteousness, so why then do you allow these Europeans to stay in your Land? Neither do they Fear YOU to promote your Laws, Statutes and Judgments, but rather they boast of their own laws that they call “Judaism”. And they even block your People who have returned to you from the Land that YOU gave to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. We are Witnesses and the Canaanites are Witnesses, as well that heathenish people and their heathenish ways will have no place in your Holy Land. When, Father will YOU take action against those who falsely claim your Land?
Israelites have returned to YOU, Father, not all, because YOU did say that only a Remnant will return. However, some of us fall asleep calling upon your Holy Name and praying daily and nightly for your compassion that YOU show your Mighty HAND for us, just as YOU did for our forefathers down in Egypt. If for but ten Israelites who seek YOU in Truth, Father of Abraham, return to us, help us, and let us live to show forth your PRAISE and spread your Righteous LAW. Return to us, Father, because we have returned to YOU. We are the “Dry Bones” YOU have awakened to life – your LAWS of Truth and Righteousness.
Hear us, Father,
The world mourns, and it is not at rest. Everything evil and everything wicked are destroying your planet Earth: sickness, war, violence, deaths and murder, a plethora of man-made religions, corruption, and all manner of wickedness rule. Father, we live in days 100 times worse than the days of Sodom and Gomorrah, and that speaks volumes, for YOU know all that takes place in the open and done in secret. Iniquity rules, Father, because the Peoples and Nations of today do not know YOU to FEAR YOU – not even your Covenant People, the SEED of Jacob, for as YOU know too many Israelites yet worship other gods, even the gods of the heathen.
YOU said that because of the sins of the Children of Israel that YOU would cause them to worship all the false gods they desire. YOU told Israel to see if the gods they worship would help and save them. Well, these gods have neither helped nor saved your People and no one else, either. Israelites are not saved, and there is Hell on your Earth. None of the hundreds of religions and their gods have been helpful or have done anything to change the evil and wickedness that prevails throughout the world. Only YOU, Father of Abraham, can change the sin and blasphemous acts that exist in the hearts of today’s peoples. Only YOU, Father, can establish your Truth and your Righteousness in place of what now destroys and deceives the world of peoples who have no knowledge of YOU – the ONE True and Living GOD.
Hear ME, My GOD and My SAVIOR of Israel; hear me for we are in great distress.
How will people know to seek YOU, Father, if YOU do not remove the veil from off hidden Truths? How can people find YOU, if YOU keep your Ways of Righteousness hidden, and YOU allow false worship to rule instead of your Truth? How can people’s eyes be opened, if YOU do not cause them to realize that their ways are really the ways of chaos and assured death? How can people be saved, if evil, powerful rulers perpetuate their world orders that sustain confusion, division, isolation, turmoil, and mayhem, even with involvement of their religions? How can Israel be saved, if YOU do not once again show your POWER and your Right HAND to Deliver YOUR People out of captivity and out of the lands of the enemy? How will your Covenant People learn that the images and crosses around their necks are the works of men who wrote the “New Testament” specifically because they were against your LAWS and against your Righteous Judgments? How will they know if YOU will not come forth to show them that what they believe is not of your making? Because of Israel’s evils and wickedness, your world suffers, Father, and now, once again ONLY your POWERS, your SIGNS, and your WONDERS will cause Israelites and all mankind to FEAR YOU in order that you will be able to change this madness into your Ways of Righteousness.
Therefore, RETURN, Father, Most High GOD of this Universe, RETURN to your PLACE and re-establish your Covenant People for your Great Name’s Sake, and for your PRAISE and GLORY, make haste. Reveal to the world that YOU ALONE are the ONE true and Living GOD, and that there is none else, for indeed, YOU speak of none other for YOU have said that YOU are a “JEALOUS GOD”.
Make haste, Father, and remember your PROMISES to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob to cause their SEED to inherit the Land of Canaan. And take us into the Wilderness, as YOU have said at the mouth of your Prophets, in order that we learn your LAWS and that YOU put them in our hearts so that we NEVER TURN FROM YOU, EVER AGAIN!
Make haste, Father, so that you will once again live in the midst of your People, the Children of Israel.
Hear my prayer, O GOD of Israel, for it is in YOU that I trust with all my whole heart and soul.
As YOU said, “Come now, and let us reason together…though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.” The Remnant awaits YOU, Heavenly GOD of Israel.
Be with us, Father, in the coming months, for some of us are preparing a PLAN to go in the midst of the rulers of this world to seek our FREEDOM out of this captivity. It is our prayer that YOU will be with us, LORD GOD of Jacob, just as YOU were with our forebears when YOU made yourself known to the Egyptians, so that they would let Israel go out of that House of Bondage.
Show us and the world, Heavenly Father, that your Heart is turned toward your People, Israel, AGAIN and that YOU will again cause our captors to know that our lives and theirs, as well are in your HANDS and that YOU still live for your Covenant People, the SEED of the Biblical Israelites to save us out of their captivity.
Show your People, Israel, that YOU are indeed in accord with this Plan, and that YOU will surely save us out of this captivity and AGAIN make a GREAT and AWESOME NAME for yourself, so that all mankind will know to FEAR YOU AND KEEP YOUR WAYS OF RIGHTEOUSNESS!
For a long time, Father, YOU have been an unknown and without PRAISE and GLORY, but now, that can all be changed. Now, GOD of Abraham, be EXALTED and be MAGNIFIED, and soon, after we come out of the Wilderness, let the Nation of Israel get the attention of the world with trumpets as we boast of your GREATNESS and your Ways of RIGHTEOUSNESS from your Holy City Jerusalem.
Let it happen, O Shepherd of Israel, let it happen for your Holy Name’s Sake. If not, then, Father, what will YOU do unto your great name?
“…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.”
Yes, Father, your Holy Name is ours, too, for we are named by YOU. Save us, O GOD of our SALVATION, and show the world once again that the GOD of Israel yet lives and is taking back HIS Universe, HIS Land, and HIS Holy City, Jerusalem, and that YOU will be Exalted above all gods upon this Earth.
Make haste, Father of Abraham, and let it happen – make it happen now for your Holy Name’s Sake and for your Righteousness’ Sake!
HALLELUYAH!!! HALLELUYAH!!! HALLELUYAH!!!
"O mountains of Israel, ye shall shoot forth your branches,
and yield your fruit to my people of Israel; for they are at hand to come."
HALLELUYAH… HALLELUYAH… HALLELUYAH
AND BLESSED BE HIS HOLY NAME!
“O taste and see that the LORD is good:
blessed is the man that trusteth in him.”
“Remember these, O Jacob and Israel; for thou art my servant:
I have formed thee; thou art my servant:
O Israel, thou shalt not be forgotten of me.
“I have blotted out, as a thick cloud, thy transgressions,
and, as a cloud, thy sins: return unto me; for I have redeemed thee.
“Sing, O ye heavens; for the LORD hath done it: shout,
ye lower parts of the earth: break forth into singing,
ye mountains, O forest, and every tree therein:
for the LORD hath redeemed Jacob, and glorified himself in Israel.”
Isaiah 44:21 - 23
"O mountains of Israel, ye shall shoot forth your branches,
and yield your fruit to my people of Israel; for they are at hand to come."
“But Zion said, The LORD hath forsaken me,
and my Lord hath forgotten me.
“Can a woman forget her sucking child,
that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb?
yea, they may forget, yet will I not forget thee.
“Behold, I have graven thee upon the palms of my hands;
thy walls are continually before me.”
Isaiah 49:14 – 16
"O mountains of Israel, ye shall shoot forth your branches,
and yield your fruit to my people of Israel; for they are at hand to come."
“Fear not; for thou shalt not be ashamed: neither be thou confounded;
for thou shalt not be put to shame:
for thou shalt forget the shame of thy youth,
and shalt not remember the reproach of thy widowhood any more.
“For thy Maker is thine husband; the LORD of hosts is his name;
and thy Redeemer the Holy One of Israel;
The God of the whole earth shall he be called.
“For the LORD hath called thee as a woman forsaken and grieved in spirit,
and a wife of youth, when thou wast refused, saith thy God.
“For a small moment have I forsaken thee;
but with great mercies will I gather thee.
“In a little wrath I hid my face from thee for a moment;
but with everlasting kindness will I have mercy on thee,
saith the LORD thy Redeemer.”
Isaiah 54:4 - 8
"O mountains of Israel, ye shall shoot forth your branches,
and yield your fruit to my people of Israel; for they are at hand to come."
O TASTE AND SEE THAT THE LORD OUR GOD OF ISRAEL
IS JUST AND GOOD!
FEAR AND GLORY YIHOVAH AND BE OBEDIENT TO HIS LAW
AND TO HIS WORD TO HIS TRUE PROPHETS!
“The eyes of the LORD are upon the righteous,
and his ears are open unto their cry.
The face of the LORD is against them that do evil,
to cut off the remembrance of them from the earth.”
“For with thee is the fountain of life: in thy light shall we see light.
continue thy lovingkindness unto them that know thee;
and thy righteousness to the upright in heart.”
“The right hand of the LORD is exalted:
the right hand of the LORD doeth valiantly.
I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the LORD.
The LORD hath chastened me sore: but he hath not given me over unto death.”
Psalm 118:16 - 18
“Hear the word of the LORD, ye children of Israel:
for the LORD hath a controversy with the inhabitants of the land,
because there is no truth, nor mercy, nor knowledge of God in the land.”
O TASTE AND SEE THAT THE LORD IS JUST AND GOOD!
"O mountains of Israel, ye shall shoot forth your branches,
and yield your fruit to my people of Israel; for they are at hand to come."
A CONVERSATION BETWEEN
THE “HEATHEN” AND THE “DRY BONES”
“…the children rebelled against me: they walked not in my statutes,
neither kept my judgments to do them, which if a man do, he shall even live in them;
they polluted my sabbaths: then I said, I would pour out my fury upon them,
to accomplish my anger against them in the wilderness.
Nevertheless I withdrew mine hand, and wrought for my name's sake,
that it should not be polluted in the sight of the heathen, in whose sight
I brought them forth. I lifted up mine hand unto them also in the wilderness,
that I would scatter them among the heathen, and disperse them through the countries;
Because they had not executed my judgments, but had despised my statutes,
and had polluted my sabbaths, and their eyes were after their fathers' idols.”
Ezekiel 20:21 - 24
“And the heathen shall know that the house of Israel went into captivity for their iniquity:
because they trespassed against me, therefore hid I my face from them,
and gave them into the hand of their enemies: so fell they all by the sword.”
“The heathen are sunk down in the pit that they made:
in the net which they hid is their own foot taken.
The LORD is known by the judgment which he executeth:
the wicked is snared in the work of his own hands.”
DRY BONES: My man, what the heck you doing up in that burnt up tree? With the weather like it is, you won’t last too long up there, as the wind will get you, if the flood doesn’t.
THE HEATHEN: I don’t have a boat like you, my friend. It’s thanks to your GOD for these hard times that I now have neither house nor car, and much less a boat. First, my house burnt to the ground, and now, my car is washed away by this flood.
DRY BONES: What do you mean by it’s thanks to my GOD for your hard times?
THE HEATHEN: For you to be GOD’s Chosen, you don’t know too much about HIM and HIS Powers. Let me explain something to you. The CREATOR is the ONE responsible for all this havoc and devastation across the nation and the world.
DRY BONES: What the Hell you talking about? JC ain’t never done all this to nobody. He is a God of love, and he ain’t never failed me.
THE HEATHEN: Yeah, that’s what they all say. You people are so pitiful that your ignorance amazes me. Look at who you are calling GOD. Your JC was beat up and nailed to a cross, and you are calling this helpless coward a GOD. Give me a break. If you knew anything at all about the CREATOR GOD of the “Old Testament”, you would know that HE would never, ever let any man HE Created overpower HIM. If HE did that, HE would prove one thing. HE would prove that HE is not a GOD, just as JC has proved that he is no GOD. How can you people be so gullible to actually believe that GOD would allow a man that HE Created to be equal to HIM?
Just like your GOD Created the Heavens and the Earth, well, we created your Christian doctrines, my friend, with all the idols, images, and statues to boot. And that cross hanging on your walls and around your necks couldn’t be more pagan. And believe it or not, there are about sixteen other so-called saviours who were born of a virgin before the invention of JC. Hey, don’t look so surprised. That’s just another reason why I really can’t understand why you all can’t figure it all out. GOD’s WORD, which was written first, is right there with our lies. All you have to do is look and read carefully, and then you can discern right from wrong simply by giving precedence to GOD’s WORD. Another thing you should know is that GOD’s LAW is “Perfect” and without flaws. Under these circumstances, why would HE change it, and how can anything man write be better than GOD’s written Ways of Righteousness? As GOD Commanded, no one can add to HIS LAW or take from it. You all need to understand that we changed all GOD’s Ordinances, and you people ate it all up without questioning anything. But this is something we had to do in order to keep you in the dark and in captivity and fulfill prophecy. GOD did not call you “Dry Bones” for naught. You strengthen the hands of evildoers, you follow people to sin, and, you will believe anything. It’s unreal!
JC hasn’t done a thing for you people, and yet you keep believing in him and praying to him and spending your beautiful Sundays stuck in a church for three or four hours listening to crap. You can be at home with your families and watching baseball and resting up for Monday’s 9 to 5 or other shifts you are compelled to work in this Gentile society. Another thing, let me tell you something. This word “Sunday”, the first day of the week, is a pagan name, just like all the other names we gave to the seven days of the week. Sunday is my day. GOD’s Day is the Seventh Day of the week, which we call Saturday, and HE made it holy and a “Sign” between HIM and HIS People, Israel. It’s been like that ever since your people came out of Egypt and inhabited the land of Israel. The CREATOR has proven to you all a hundredfold that HE loves you, and that HE is your GOD. But you dumb people preferred to choose your own paths and your own false gods. So, now look where it’s gotten you - in the hands of the heathen to serve us.
Your GOD shows you HIS WORKS, and you completely ignore HIM and them for belief in a fraud. If JC were all that love and a bag of chips, would he be allowing all these deaths and destruction to happen? Wake up and see what’s really happening in your lives!
DRY BONES: Where are you getting all this stuff from?
THE HEATHEN: I know for a fact that you all don’t like to read. First, we prevented your people from reading, and then when we allowed it, you left it up to your preachers to read to you. And they mostly read what’s in the “New Testament”, the book that we created. It’s so strange how it never crossed your minds to wonder about all these different Christian religions. Do your homework, man. The Catholic and protestant religions, the Baptist and Lutheran religions, to name a few, were all invented by the heathen. And we made them all appealing just so you all can take your pick. Not only that, but we also established schools for teaching our religions and how to spread them throughout the world. Now, we have missionaries and preachers all over the world, and they are spreading our gospel, which has nothing to do with your GOD, or what HE Commanded for a perfect and righteous way of life. Trust me, you people don’t know beans about the ONE True and Living GOD!
Thus, don’t believe the hype about dying and going to GOD’s Heaven, either. Why would the CREATOR GOD want evil and wicked people up in HIS Heaven to defile it? You guys kill me believing that your mommas and your poppas all smile down on you from GOD’s Heaven. Y’all can’t be serious. You people really should be ashamed of yourselves for believing such nonsense. The CREATOR never said anything about dying and going to Heaven. It’s written that the Israelites who died were always gathered unto their (dead) fathers.
Also, nowhere in the “Old Testament” is it written where GOD sent HIS Prophets to learn how to do HIS WORK, i.e., to learn how to prophesy. GOD simply called only upon men of Israelite pedigree, mind you, and HE made them HIS Prophets, period, and out of fear of HIM, they did as HE Commanded. And I’ll bet you did not know that only Israelites can be GOD’s Ministers, Prophets, and Kings of Israel and, more importantly, teachers of Israelites (Deuteronomy 18:15-18,20-22).
DRY BONES: Well, you’ve made it plain enough, but why didn’t you all teach GOD’s WORD instead of your own, since you know so much about GOD and fearing HIM to do HIS Will?
THE HEATHEN: Why would we teach you GOD’s WORD? As long as you people are in darkness and without GOD’s Truth, it would be impossible to know what it takes to turn to HIM. As long as we have you calling upon JC, excuse the expression, you are barking up the wrong tree. Thus, you cannot call upon the True GOD to deliver you out of our hands. And anyway, we needed you to build cities and make us the wealthiest people in the world. Can you imagine what free labor did for us? Actually, you can’t. But because of the Slave Trade, we became the richest people in the world. Nevertheless, by your forebears defying your GOD of Israel, you brought all this captivity upon yourselves.
DRY BONES: You keep saying stuff that doesn’t make any sense. Why would we bring all this suffering upon ourselves?
THE HEATHEN: You all are really the epitome of ignorance. I can’t believe that you have not been curious enough to seek GOD’s WORD, and that you cannot see GOD’s HAND in all that has happened to you. Slavery, for one, should be an extreme eye opener. Literally, Blacks all over the world are the underdogs and have no control over this world. When GOD put you all in our hands, HE meant for you all to suffer untold afflictions, which you have. We are the powers-that-be, and we dictate which nations will be prosperous and which ones we will exploit and will cause to fail. You don’t see the Rulers of this world looking to JC for our welfare because we know this saviour is sheer fabrication. We have the bomb and military might. These are our gods and our defenders. The peoples of the Caribbean nations and Central America and Africa are the poorest in the world. We didn’t make these peoples Third-World nations for naught. These peoples were kept uneducated and in squalor, so that they don’t rise up to compete with us. Don’t be stupid all your life. Our powers did not come by chance, and believe me, we White folks are not that smart! We had help in getting atop this world, and it was all because you all were too dumb to obey your CREATOR GOD that did everything for you and only wanted in return for you to make HIM your GOD and live by HIS Laws of Righteousness. But these were not your desires. Notwithstanding, we learned the game, and we played it well up until now.
DRY BONES: But again, I ask you, how did we, Blacks, bring all this upon ourselves? And what do you mean that we cannot call upon our GOD? We believe in JC and in GOD. They are One and the same!
THE HEATHEN: I’m telling you the GOD’s Truth, and you still don’t understand. Okay, let me spell it all out to you. Surely you have heard of the Children of Israel in the “Old Testament”. Well, they are GOD’s Chosen People. HE chose them above all the nations of the Earth to be HIS special people and HE ALONE their GOD. Whether you believe this or not, it really doesn’t matter, but this is the Truth. We know this, and this is one of the main reasons we wrote the “New Testament”, which is to convert all peoples to belief in a man – this man, JC, who is nothing but the figment of our imaginations. He does not exist, and he is no more the son of God and savior than I am. Actually, he is the biggest joke going, and we have two billion people worshipping this man for real. And your GOD let us get away with it all because you all forsook HIM. At the time of the Greeks, we realized that if the True GOD had a Chosen People, that we needed to have a God that would make us feel special, too, and of course he must be a God of love. Whah lah, we invented JC and a religion to make people believe in him and believe that he is a God of love to counter your “Old Testament” GOD that did not tolerate evil and wickedness and that punished people for their sins. And man o man, did it ever work!
DRY BONES: You keep saying that this CREATOR GOD is my GOD, and if so, why would HE let you get away with making up a false religion and putting my people in Slavery?
THE HEATHEN: Pay attention, man! THINK for once in your life. Think about what I am telling you, and try to look at the whole picture. Listen; your people are GOD’s Chosen, but HE cursed you all into our hands because you would not live according to HIS Ways of Righteousness. GOD delivered you out of Egypt, fought your enemies, and gave you the Land of Canaan and the surrounding lands. HE told your forefathers that if they didn’t live and do HIS Book of the Law that HE would scatter them into the four corners of the Earth to serve their enemies. Your forefathers were good and stupid. They did not listen, and hence, your people got put into our hands for punishment. Because of all your abominations against your GOD, HE even caused your name, i.e., the name of Israel to cease among men, enabling Gentiles to take your name and your land. The nations around the world don’t know that you all are the true descendants of the Children of Israel. None of this is a secret, and that’s what I can’t understand. All I am telling you is in the “Old Testament” – the Slave Trade and even what you people need to do to really be saved out of this captivity. And you should know that you folks delude yourselves when you believe that JC has saved you. Nothing could be further from the truth. You are in our hands, and we control you. See? And you are in our lands following our systems and worshipping our gods, all because of your rebellion against your GOD.
Another thing. There is but ONE GOD, my friend. HE is a “Jealous GOD” by HIS own admission. So, please, wake up and smell the coffee. The First Commandment makes that perfectly clear, and if you have another god before HIM, you have to understand that you are committing one of the worst abominations man can commit against the True CREATOR. Moreover, the CREATOR GOD said, HE is ”a just God and a saviour; there is none beside me." And, "Is there a God beside me? yea, there is no God; I know not any." He also said, "Thou shalt worship no other god: for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God:". So, JC cannot be GOD! Get it? Secondly, the GOD of the “Old Testament” never gave HIS People, the Children of Israel any reason to believe in JC. The GOD of Israel never mentioned JC or introduced him to the Israelite nation, or used him for any purpose. IF there were any truth to JC, GOD could have used him to bring the Israelites out of Egypt, but HE used Moses. And ironically in the very last book of the “Old Testament” - Malachi - the CREATOR GOD says to “Remember ye the law of Moses my servant,” and “Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet…” – NOT JC. Hey, it’s in there. You don’t have to take my word for it. Go read it for yourself.
DRY BONES: You seem to know what you are talking about, so what might we do to be saved out of this captivity?
THE HEATHEN: Turn to your GOD, HELLO! Only HE can help you. HE caused all this tribulation because of your sins against HIM. Your people forsook HIM and HIS Paths of Righteousness, and being here in our land, you have paid the consequences, as well as fulfilled Biblical prophecy. Oh yeah, stay out of the “New Testament”. That is my book, and it cannot serve any purpose for you – not any whatsoever. Anyway, it, too, will be destroyed.
DRY BONES: If what you say is true, then why are you telling me all this? GOD will take your power from over us if we return to HIM. That much I do understand.
THE HEATHEN: I am not stupid. I know what I am up against, and I know when my time is up. All the turmoil taking place upon this Earth: the wars, Earthquakes, fires, floods, unrest, sadness, and despair among the powers-that-be is taking its toll on us. This is of chief embarrassment to us right now. I can’t believe how idiotic the US government officials are behaving. They must feel that the end is near, as well, and are doing what they think will prolong their days in power. But I know better. My friend, you would be wise to understand that it is obvious that your GOD is listening to HIS People who are pouring out their hearts to HIM for deliverance. And you would be wise to follow their lead.
DRY BONES: Well, where are they?
THE HEATHEN: Are you kidding me? They are all over the Internet. They are all about returning to the CREATOR GOD and keeping HIS LAW, which is what your forefathers should have done when they inhabited the Land in the first place.
DRY BONES: We might be in a Flood, but for me, this has been a good day. You have given me a lot to think about. By the way, would you like to come down from that tree? I can row you to wherever you’d like to go. That’s the least I can do for all that you have told me about my GOD and my people.
THE HEATHEN: Oh yeah, I forgot to tell you that all Blacks are not Israelites. However, the CREATOR GOD knows who is of the SEED of Jacob and who isn’t, no matter the circumstances, if you know what I mean. And your GOD calls HIMSELF the GOD of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and it is ONLY to HIM that you people should pray. Just so you will know, GOD changed Jacob’s name to Israel, and he had twelve sons who make up the Children of Israel.
DRY BONES: You may as well explain that, too. What do you mean?
THE HEATHEN: Look you have to do some serious reading of GOD’s WORD for yourself and learn about HIS interaction with HIS People, the Twelve Tribes of Jacob. And do realize that you cannot find “Thus Saith the LORD” at all in the “New Testament” because none of the “New Testament” writers were prophets. Makes sense, right? However, it is found in thousands of places in the “Old Testament”. As you read, you will be better informed. In addition to reading the books wherein is written the WORD of GOD, research the people who now occupy and control GOD’s Land.
DRY BONES: You mean the Palestinians?
THE HEATHEN: They occupy GOD’s Land, too, but they have not usurped the name of GOD’s Chosen People, as have the Israelis, who also have to pay consequences for this deception. You see, they have also played a big part in keeping GOD’s Chosen/Covenant People in darkness with their Talmudic teachings that are contrived by so-called Rabbis straight out of European ideology, which so happens to be far removed from GOD’s Book of the Law - the first five books of the “Old Testament”. Also, they are Europeans and the Mother of all Slavers. They did their homework and took your identity and even changed GOD’s Ordinances to make sure that you be deceived if you convert to their religion. My friend, you didn’t have a chance in Hell to make it or be accepted in this world – not even if you called yourself Doo-doo, a common nickname for David.
DRY BONES: WOW, I do have a lot to learn.
THE HEATHEN: You’ve got that right! And it behooves you to start with Leviticus 26th, and Deuteronomy 4th and 28th Chapters, Deuteronomy 30:1 – 5, King Solomon’s Prayer in I Kings 8th Chapter, and Isaiah 11:11,12, for these passages will give you understanding and hope for a real change in the lives of your people. After you read them, you will know for sure what the CREATOR GOD requires of all of you.
DRY BONES: Tell me something. By being so helpful, what do you hope to gain for all this information you have shared with me?
THE HEATHEN: I am sitting up here in this burnt up tree thinking hard about turning to your GOD, and that, too, is prophesied, so what better time than now for me to fulfill GOD’s WORD? Plus I need to do some serious soul searching. The atrocities we have committed against Black and Hispanic humanity are unconscionable, and we are now learning daily that these acts against this country and the world are not Mother Nature, but are the HAND of GOD against the heathen for all the evils we have done to HIS People. GOD is also against all people who continue to defy HIM. We will all pay, and we will pay dearly for all our horrific acts we have committed, exactly as GOD’s Prophet has said. Now I know for sure that all nations that took GOD’s People into captivity will be destroyed. That destruction has already begun. There’s no question that the plagues and wonders GOD brought down upon Egypt will pale in comparison to what is prophesied for the countries that have taken HIS people into captivity. It is time for us to let you people go to serve your GOD and with restitution and, yes, compensation for all your pain and suffering and free labor. And maybe, just maybe by telling you the GOD’s Truth, the CREATOR GOD might have mercy on me. For now, I will do what’s in my power to return you all to your rightful place, as that, too, is also written for us to do.
DRY BONES: Sounds like a plan. So do you want a ride or not?
THE HEATHEN: I’ll be all right. You just find your place in your GOD’s Plan, so that HE will take back HIS Universe, HIS Holy Land, HIS Holy City, Jerusalem, and HIS Chosen ones and establish HIS Peace upon this Earth before we be all dead men. As Pharaoh’s servants said to him, “Let the men go, that they may serve the LORD their God: knowest thou not yet that Egypt is destroyed?” Listen to the different ones on the talk shows, and you will hear this all the time. The US is finished, and its people can see the writing on the wall, as it is written in the Book of Daniel. Oh, by the way, the Book of Daniel is as fraudulent as is the “New Testament”, but the essence behind writing on the wall rings true. The CREATOR GOD’s Angels never told the Israelites their names because they are secret. But the “New Testament” and the Book of Daniel profess to know them. Yeah, right! And nothing in the Book of Daniel rings true. The GOD of Israel told the Israelites to build houses, take wives, make babies, and seek the peace of Babylon. Of a truth, the Israelites had so much fun in Babylon and were so prosperous, that they refused to return to their homeland after their seventy-year captivity. The Book of Daniel tells a totally different story. Israelites thrown in the lion’s den and in a fiery furnace. Where the heck did Daniel get that from? He got it from us. We made that up, too.
DRY BONES: You have made me more curious about the Bible than I have ever been before in my life, and now I am going to do some serious research to seek my GOD and yes, pray that HE will reveal HIMSELF to be the ONE True GOD and put HIS Ways of Righteousness before me, so that I will find grace with HIM just as Noah did. See, I do know a little about the “Old Testament”.
THE HEATHEN: Yes, you do, but that is not enough, and you only have a short while to learn it all. So go in peace and pray to your GOD of Israel, and forget about JC!
DRY BONES: JC? Who is that?
“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
“Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish ought from it, that ye may keep the commandments of the LORD your God which I command you.” Deuteronomy 4:2
“When thou shalt beget children, and children's children, and ye shall have remained long in the land, and shall corrupt yourselves, and make a graven image, or the likeness of any thing, and shall do evil in the sight of the LORD thy God, to provoke him to anger: I call heaven and earth to witness against you this day, that ye shall soon utterly perish from off the land whereunto ye go over Jordan to possess it; ye shall not prolong your days upon it, but shall utterly be destroyed. And the LORD shall scatter you among the nations, and ye shall be left few in number among the heathen, whither the LORD shall lead you. And there ye shall serve gods, the work of men's hands, wood and stone, which neither see, nor hear, nor eat, nor smell. But if from thence thou shalt seek the LORD thy God, thou shalt find him, if thou seek him with all thy heart and with all thy soul. When thou art in tribulation, and all these things are come upon thee, even in the latter days, if thou turn to the LORD thy God, and shalt be obedient unto his voice; (For the LORD thy God is a merciful God;) he will not forsake thee, neither destroy thee, nor forget the covenant of thy fathers which he sware unto them.” Deuteronomy 4:25 - 31
“For so it was, that the children of Israel had sinned against the LORD their God, which had brought them up out of the land of Egypt, from under the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt, and had feared other gods, And walked in the statutes of the heathen, whom the LORD cast out from before the children of Israel, and of the kings of Israel, which they had made. And the children of Israel did secretly those things that were not right against the LORD their God, and they built them high places in all their cities, from the tower of the watchmen to the fenced city. And they set them up images and groves in every high hill, and under every green tree: And there they burnt incense in all the high places, as did the heathen whom the LORD carried away before them; and wrought wicked things to provoke the LORD to anger: For they served idols, whereof the LORD had said unto them, Ye shall not do this thing. Yet the LORD testified against Israel, and against Judah, by all the prophets, and by all the seers, saying, Turn ye from your evil ways, and keep my commandments and my statutes, according to all the law which I commanded your fathers, and which I sent to you by my servants the prophets. Notwithstanding they would not hear, but hardened their necks, like to the neck of their fathers, that did not believe in the LORD their God. And they rejected his statutes, and his covenant that he made with their fathers, and his testimonies which he testified against them; and they followed vanity, and became vain, and went after the heathen that were round about them, concerning whom the LORD had charged them, that they should not do like them. And they left all the commandments of the LORD their God, and made them molten images, even two calves, and made a grove, and worshipped all the host of heaven, and served Baal.” II Kings 17:7 – 16
“But the LORD, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt with great power and a stretched out arm, him shall ye fear, and him shall ye worship, and to him shall ye do sacrifice. And the statutes, and the ordinances, and the law, and the commandment, which he wrote for you, ye shall observe to do for evermore; and ye shall not fear other gods. And the covenant that I have made with you ye shall not forget; neither shall ye fear other gods. But the LORD your God ye shall fear; and he shall deliver you out of the hand of all your enemies.” II Kings 17:36 – 39
“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
“Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near: Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.” Isaiah 55:5,6
“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
“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
“The word that came to Jeremiah from the LORD, saying, Thus speaketh the LORD God of Israel, saying, Write thee all the words that I have spoken unto thee in a book. For, lo, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will bring again the captivity of my people Israel and Judah, saith the LORD: and I will cause them to return to the land that I gave to their fathers, and they shall possess it. And these are the words that the LORD spake concerning Israel and concerning Judah.” Jeremiah 30:1 – 4
“For I am with thee, saith the LORD, to save thee: though I make a full end of all nations whither I have scattered thee, yet will I not make a full end of thee: but I will correct thee in measure, and will not leave thee altogether unpunished.” Jeremiah 30:11
“For it shall come to pass in that day, saith the LORD of hosts, that I will break his yoke from off thy neck, and will burst thy bonds, and strangers shall no more serve themselves of him: But they shall serve the LORD their God, and David their king, whom I will raise up unto them.” Jeremiah 30:8,9
“I said unto their children in the wilderness, Walk ye not in the statutes of your fathers, neither observe their judgments, nor defile yourselves with their idols: I am the LORD your God; walk in my statutes, and keep my judgments, and do them; And hallow my sabbaths; and they shall be a sign between me and you, that ye may know that I am the LORD your God.” Ezekiel 20:18 – 20
“I will go and return to my place, till they acknowledge their offence, and seek my face: in their affliction they will seek me early.” Hosea 5:15
“Sing, O daughter of Zion; shout, O Israel; be glad and rejoice with all the heart, O daughter of Jerusalem. The LORD hath taken away thy judgments, he hath cast out thine enemy: the king of Israel, even the LORD, is in the midst of thee: thou shalt not see evil any more. In that day it shall be said to Jerusalem, Fear thou not: and to Zion, Let not thine hands be slack. The LORD thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing. I will gather them that are sorrowful for the solemn assembly, who are of thee, to whom the reproach of it was a burden. 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 3:14 – 20
“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
“Remember ye the law of Moses my servant, which I commanded unto him in Horeb for all Israel, with the statutes and judgments. Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD:” Malachi 4:4,5
Servant of the Most HIGH GOD of Israel
http://www.thelawkeepers.org/DEUTERONOMY%2028TH%20CHAPTERandPICTURES.Adoc.htm (September 7, 2011)
Ezekiel 37th Chapter
AND THE HEATHEN SHALL KNOW
THAT I THE LORD DO SANCTIFY ISRAEL
“The hand of the LORD was upon me, and carried me out in the spirit of the LORD, and set me down in the midst of the valley which was full of bones, And caused me to pass by them round about: and, behold, there were very many in the open valley; and, lo, they were very dry. And he said unto me, Son of man, can these bones live? And I answered, O Lord GOD, thou knowest.
Again he said unto me, Prophesy upon these bones, and say unto them, O ye dry bones, hear the word of the LORD. Thus saith the Lord GOD unto these bones; Behold, I will cause breath to enter into you, and ye shall live: And I will lay sinews upon you, and will bring up flesh upon you, and cover you with skin, and put breath in you, and ye shall live; and ye shall know that I am the LORD. So I prophesied as I was commanded: and as I prophesied, there was a noise, and behold a shaking, and the bones came together, bone to his bone. And when I beheld, lo, the sinews and the flesh came up upon them, and the skin covered them above: but there was no breath in them.
Then said he unto me, Prophesy unto the wind, prophesy, son of man, and say to the wind, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe upon these slain, that they may live. So I prophesied as he commanded me, and the breath came into them, and they lived, and stood up upon their feet, an exceeding great army.
Then he said unto me, Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel: behold, they say, Our bones are dried, and our hope is lost: we are cut off for our parts. Therefore prophesy and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, O my people, I will open your graves, and cause you to come up out of your graves, and bring you into the land of Israel. And ye shall know that I am the LORD, when I have opened your graves, O my people, and brought you up out of your graves, And shall put my spirit in you, and ye shall live, and I shall place you in your own land: then shall ye know that I the LORD have spoken it, and performed it, saith the LORD.
The word of the LORD came again unto me, saying, Moreover, thou son of man, take thee one stick, and write upon it, For Judah, and for the children of Israel his companions: then take another stick, and write upon it, For Joseph, the stick of Ephraim, and for all the house of Israel his companions: And join them one to another into one stick; and they shall become one in thine hand. And when the children of thy people shall speak unto thee, saying, Wilt thou not shew us what thou meanest by these? Say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will take the stick of Joseph, which is in the hand of Ephraim, and the tribes of Israel his fellows, and will put them with him, even with the stick of Judah, and make them one stick, and they shall be one in mine hand. And the sticks whereon thou writest shall be in thine hand before their eyes.
And say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will take the children of Israel from among the heathen, whither they be gone, and will gather them on every side, and bring them into their own land: And I will make them one nation in the land upon the mountains of Israel; and one king shall be king to them all: and they shall be no more two nations, neither shall they be divided into two kingdoms any more at all: Neither shall they defile themselves any more with their idols, nor with their detestable things, nor with any of their transgressions: but I will save them out of all their dwelling places, wherein they have sinned, and will cleanse them: so shall they be my people, and I will be their God.
And David my servant shall be king over them; and they all shall have one shepherd: they shall also walk in my judgments, and observe my statutes, and do them. And they shall dwell in the land that I have given unto Jacob my servant, wherein your fathers have dwelt; and they shall dwell therein, even they, and their children, and their children's children for ever: and my servant David shall be their prince for ever. Moreover I will make a covenant of peace with them; it shall be an everlasting covenant with them: and I will place them, and multiply them, and will set my sanctuary in the midst of them for evermore.
My tabernacle also shall be with them: yea, I will be their God, and they shall be my people.
And the heathen shall know that I the LORD do sanctify Israel, when my sanctuary shall be in the midst of them for evermore.”
HALLELUYAH, HALLELUYAH, HALLELUYAH!!!
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 my mouth, Lord GOD of Abraham,
and let me declare your Praise.
THE SOAPBOX THAT SPEAKS:
Did the US dodge WW III again? Remember the Cuban Missile Crisis when Russia was shipping missiles to Cuba, and the US said, not in my backyard? With Russia also being a super power, I’m sure having to comply to US demands was an embarrassment to them, especially because it made them look like cowards and made the US look like the greater of the two super powers. Anyway, I told friends and family that WW III had just been avoided. I had not heard any news to that effect for many years, but only knew it in my heart. As it turned out, I was right, and today there is much to be said about Kennedy’s ultimatum to Khrushchev.
Well, just a few days ago, the world was on edge awaiting another stand off – both super power nations sported their military might in the Mediterranean Sea ready to go to blows over Syria, Russia’s ally. I really anticipated watching it all unfold before my eyes, but the MERCIFUL, CREATOR GOD of Israel obviously said, “No, not yet; I want to give my people more signs to know that it is time to FLEE”.
Could it be because Our GOD of Israel wants the Israelites in the Diaspora to realize that it is late, and that it is time for them to think about going into the Wilderness? Sure, I could very well be blowing out a lot of hot air, but just in case I’m not, how prepared are Israelites to “Flee”, as we have been Commanded to do?
We know all too well the prophecy of the destruction of the Daughter of Babylon, and yet some of us ignore the WORD of GOD and even the signs that show us we are in the “Latter Days”. We live in the days of Noah when he was building the Ark. All kinds of Hell and mayhem was taking place at that time, and so also that pandemonium exists during these days. From GOD’s WORD we know that there is no peace to the wicked. The only difference in the destruction of Noah’s day and what’s inevitable for these days is that the Merciful GOD of Israel will direct and SAVE those who honestly TRUST IN HIM and FEAR HIM to hear HIS WORD to do it.
“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.” Jeremiah 51:6
And could I also be off the mark about Our GOD of Israel using me to warn my fellow Israelites? I’m only reiterating what’s written, and that’s the WORD of GOD! However, you be the judge.
The “Greatest Nation on Earth” shuts down its government again after seventeen years. How can this be? The US touts “democracy” for the world – not that it wants other countries to be just like the United States, but because when it deals with nations with democracies, the US has a better chance to control it.
As we can see, “democracy” exists with a built-in element called Murphy’s Law – “If anything can go wrong, it will”. Therefore, this government’s democracy is not fail-safe. With this government shutdown, certain government functions stop working. Among other things one cannot apply for passports. That might not mean much to Americans uninterested in traveling, but to Israelite captives in the US who find themselves still in this land at the time of its calamity, well, it could be close to impossible to leave out.
And that brings to mind what the GOD of Israel said about a Remnant returning. Could it be that it is GOD’s Plan that everyone will not receive a passport and/or passage out of Babylon.
“The remnant shall return, even the remnant of Jacob, unto the mighty God. For though thy people Israel be as the sand of the sea, yet a remnant of them shall return: the consumption decreed shall overflow with righteousness.” Isaiah 10:21,22
What are the other options, if any, regarding GOD’s WORD on this matter? That is, if people are in disagreement, what else can be gleaned from a government shutdown and an Exodus out of captivity?
AND IF THAT AIN’T ENOUGH TO SCRATCH YO’ HEAD ABOUT
Click here to watch: PM's Full Address
Israel will act on its own if necessary to stop Iran attaining nuclear weapons, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told the UN General Assembly on Tuesday. There should be no confusion over this, Netanyahu stressed in a calm, gimmick-free address, warning that “Israel will never acquiesce to nuclear arms in the hands of a rogue regime that repeatedly promises to wipe us out.” “If Israel is forced to stand alone” against that threat, “Israel will stand alone,” he said, though it would know that it was also defending others.
For Israelis to have all their military might and nerve to missile Gaza, Lebanon, the West Bank, Syria, and Iraq, for what reason do they want the US to stand with them? Could it be that they believe they and the US can thwart GOD’s destruction of the peoples who have usurped HIS Land?
Hey, I ain’t mad at him. I do not have a problem with whatever these nations do to bring on fulfillment of GOD’s destruction of the heathen and their evil and wicked control of HIS Earth.
Bring it on, Bebe!
WHEN BLACKS FIGHT FOR HUMAN RIGHTS,
WE ARE CALLED RADICAL...
IS SEEKING ESTEEM AND FREEDOM RADICAL?
When Blacks make waves against unfair, civic laws, White folks call us radical.
When Blacks dispute Whites, White folks call us radical.
When Blacks tout being Black and Proud, White folks call us radical.
When Blacks show concern for their own well-being, White folks call us radical.
When Blacks demonstrate for racial justice, White folks call us radical.
When Blacks want representation in this society, White folks call us radical.
When Blacks want equal rights, White folks call us radical.
When Blacks want equal pay as do Whites, White folks call us radical.
When Blacks cry racism, White folks call us radical.
When Blacks speak out about the disparities in the Ghetto, White folks call us radical.
When Blacks complain about police brutality and racial profiling, White folks call us radical.
When Blacks want restitution for reparations, White folks call us radical.
When Blacks choose self-determination, White folks call us radical.
When Blacks want the human right to FREEDOM, White folks call us radical.
When Blacks want a quality education for our children, White folks call us radical.
When Blacks expose the heinous history of the Slave Trade, White folks call us radical.
When Blacks choose to worship the CREATOR GOD of Israel and not the White man’s god, White folks call us radical.
When Blacks seek to know their true identity, White folks call us radical.
When Blacks reject the White social and political systems, White folks call us radical.
When Blacks speak the GOD’s Truth, White folks call us radical.
When Blacks stand up for JUSTICE, White folks call us radical.
When Blacks dream of a pursuit of genuine happiness, White folks call us radical.
Sharing the truth about Black history is not about being racist. It’s a cathartic approach to dealing with racism. Blacks have that right, as we have been ethnically cleansed and heinously and savagely maltreated and brainwashed to believe lies and to hope in pipe dreams.
Until descendants of Slaves are fairly compensated for the Slave Trade and for over 400 years of free labor and discrimination, this crime against Black humanity will not be swept under the rug. People who can inflict such cruelty upon human beings must bear the guilt, the shame, and the cost. Slavers grew wealthy off the backs of Slaves, and their descendants yet enjoy and reap the benefits from the blood, sweat, tears, and death of Blacks taken from the shores of Africa.
When the CREATOR GOD of Heaven and Earth steps in to SAVE the captive descendants of Slaves, the poor, the oppressed, the afflicted, and the exploited and JUDGES THE WICKED, will the White Man have the audacity to call HIM radical?
“I will call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from mine enemies. The sorrows of death compassed me, and the floods of ungodly men made me afraid. The sorrows of hell compassed me about: the snares of death prevented me. In my distress I called upon the LORD, and cried unto my God: he heard my voice out of his temple, and my cry came before him, even into his ears. Then the earth shook and trembled; the foundations also of the hills moved and were shaken, because he was wroth.” Psalm 18:3 - 7
WALKING IN DARKNESS
The people walk in DARKNESS and know it not. Everyone wonders about the events taking place on this Earth but only a meager few know to look to the CREATOR GOD and not a man.
If countries are not engaged in wars, the rulers want to start one. And people, young men, women, and children die all because of greed. People need to seek the GOD’s Truth for this world order leaves much to be desired. In the BEGINNING, the CREATOR GOD not only Created the Heavens and the Earth and all things there, but HE also designed a “Perfect” Way of Life that all mankind have rejected for their own agendas, faulty though they may be.
There is but ONE GOD that deserves all the PRAISE and the GLORY all because HIS HAND established all this greatness. This world of peoples walks in GROSS DARKNESS because they do not know anything about the CREATOR GOD, nor do they try to seek HIM. They choose to believe in and worship the man-god JC. They do not know that HE calls himself the GOD of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob/Israel and that HE said that HE does not know of another god. They do not know that the Seventh Day is HIS Holy Day and not “Sunday”. They do not know that HE desires song and psalms that worship HIM. They do not know because the powers-that-be have set up schools of Christian theology that exalts a man-god called JC. Thus, people are walking in darkness. However, the wise will see the following passages and realize the GOD’s Truth, for indeed, they can bring them out of DARKNESS.
“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.”
“I, even I, am the LORD; and beside me there is no saviour.”
“Thus saith the LORD the King of Israel, and his redeemer the LORD of hosts;
I am the first, and I am the last; and beside me there is no God.
“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.”
“Thus saith the LORD, thy redeemer, and he that formed thee from the womb,
I am the LORD that maketh all things; that stretcheth forth the heavens alone;
that spreadeth abroad the earth by myself;”
“I will also praise thee with the psaltery, even thy truth, O my God: unto thee will I sing
with the harp, O thou Holy One of Israel. My lips shall greatly rejoice when I sing unto thee;
and my soul, which thou hast redeemed.
My tongue also shall talk of thy righteousness all the day long…”
Psalm 71:22 - 24
LET THE CREATOR TAKE BACK HIS EARTH
Out of the blue, for the past couple of weeks it has been coming to me to say to the CREATOR GOD of Israel, “Take back your Universe, and JUDGE the wicked.”
It is said that the most destructive thing on Earth is mankind. And of a truth just about everything he has invented either kills or makes one sick: hand weapons, nuclear bombs and missiles, gasoline, waste from chemicals causing polluted air and water, medications that cure and kill, defiled processed foods, chemically grown plants and animals, racist governments with double standards, and above all man-made religions of no effect, except to deceive.
Let the CREATOR GOD take back HIS planet Earth and replenish it. Let those with the determination and courage set GOD’s Standards throughout HIS Earth in order to maintain a Righteous and good Earth in every respect for HIS Holy Name’s Sake and for HIS Righteous’ Sake, as it was in the BEGINNING.
Yes, LORD GOD of Israel, make haste to take back your Universe, and Judge the wicked.
The LORD’s Side
If you know anything at all about what GOD’s Prophet Moses said about The LORD’s Side, then by all means find it and prepare a place for yourselves thereby.
Let the CREATOR GOD of Israel call attention to HIMSELF with HIS awesome SIGNS and WONDERS, otherwise how will the peoples of this world learn HIS Truth and learn to FEAR and WORSHIP ONLY HIM?
Does your forehead bear GOD’s Mark? If it doesn’t, then you might have good reason to worry. If history repeats itself, then we will want GOD’s Mark in our foreheads because this Mark speaks volumes and could save your life. It pays to read our Hebrew Scriptures!
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QUESTIONS ON “OLD TESTAMENT” BIBLE TRIVIA TO PONDER:
“In that day shall Israel be the third with Egypt and with Assyria, even a blessing in the midst of the land: Whom the Lord of hosts shall bless, saying, Blessed be Egypt my people, and Assyria the work of my hands, and Israel mine inheritance.” Isaiah 19:24,25
Would this have anything to do with Our GOD of Israel changing our Patriarch’s name from Abram to Abraham?
“Assemble yourselves and come; draw near together, ye that are escaped of the nations…” Isaiah 45:20
How are Israelites supposed to interpret this verse?
Q AND A (QUESTION AND ANSWER)
How much is there to know and learn about the GOD of Israel’s Holy Temple?
-King Solomon built GOD’s Holy Temple with the patterns GOD gave to King David
-King Solomon built this Temple for GOD’s Holy Name
-GOD’s Holy Temple was built in Jerusalem, GOD’s Holy City
-GOD’s Holy Name, Eyes, and Heart are in this Temple perpetually
-GOD’s Ministers in HIS Holy Temple are from the Tribe of Levi
Only the Priests of the Tribe of Levi can offer Sacrifices on GOD’s Altar in HIS Temple in Jerusalem
-Israelites males are Commanded by GOD to observe HIS Three Ordained Holy Days in Jerusalem and eat before HIM: Passover Week, The Feast of Weeks, and the Feast of Tabernacles
-King Solomon prayed for the GOD of Israel to hear our prayers when we or the Stranger prayed toward the place of this Holy Temple
-Israelites and Gentiles will be able to visit GOD’s Holy Temple to PRAISE and GLORY HIM
-Waters will flow from GOD’s Holy Temple to form a river with trees on its banks with leaves for healing
“That thine eyes may be open toward this house night and day, even toward the place of which thou hast said, My name shall be there: that thou mayest hearken unto the prayer which thy servant shall make toward this place.” I Kings 8:29
“Moreover concerning a stranger, that is not of thy people Israel, but cometh out of a far country for thy name's sake; (For they shall hear of thy great name, and of thy strong hand, and of thy stretched out arm;) when he shall come and pray toward this house; Hear thou in heaven thy dwelling place, and do according to all that the stranger calleth to thee for: that all people of the earth may know thy name, to fear thee, as do thy people Israel; and that they may know that this house, which I have builded, is called by thy name.” I Kings 8:41 – 43
“If thy people go out to battle against their enemy, whithersoever thou shalt send them, and shall pray unto the Lord toward the city which thou hast chosen, and toward the house that I have built for thy name: Then hear thou in heaven their prayer and their supplication, and maintain their cause. If they sin against thee, (for there is no man that sinneth not,) and thou be angry with them, and deliver them to the enemy, so that they carry them away captives unto the land of the enemy, far or near; Yet if they shall bethink themselves in the land whither they were carried captives, and repent, and make supplication unto thee in the land of them that carried them captives, saying, We have sinned, and have done perversely, we have committed wickedness; And so return unto thee with all their heart, and with all their soul, in the land of their enemies, which led them away captive, and pray unto thee toward their land, which thou gavest unto their fathers, the city which thou hast chosen, and the house which I have built for thy name: Then hear thou their prayer and their supplication in heaven thy dwelling place, and maintain their cause, And forgive thy people that have sinned against thee, and all their transgressions wherein they have transgressed against thee, and give them compassion before them who carried them captive, that they may have compassion on them:” I Kings 8:44 – 50
“For in mine holy mountain, in the mountain of the height of Israel, saith the Lord God, there shall all the house of Israel, all of them in the land, serve me: there will I accept them, and there will I require your offerings, and the firstfruits of your oblations, with all your holy things. I will accept you with your sweet savour, when I bring you out from the people, and gather you out of the countries wherein ye have been scattered; and I will be sanctified in you before the heathen. And ye shall know that I am the Lord, when I shall bring you into the land of Israel, into the country for the which I lifted up mine hand to give it to your fathers. And there shall ye remember your ways, and all your doings, wherein ye have been defiled; and ye shall lothe yourselves in your own sight for all your evils that ye have committed. And ye shall know that I am the Lord when I have wrought with you for my name's sake, not according to your wicked ways, nor according to your corrupt doings, O ye house of Israel, saith the Lord God.” Ezekiel 20:40 - 44
“Afterward he brought me again unto the door of the house; and, behold, waters issued out from under the threshold of the house eastward: for the forefront of the house stood toward the east, and the waters came down from under from the right side of the house, at the south side of the altar.
“These waters issue out toward the east country, and go down into the desert, and go into the sea: which being brought forth into the sea, the waters shall be healed. And it shall come to pass, that everything that liveth, which moveth, whithersoever the rivers shall come, shall live: and there shall be a very great multitude of fish, because these waters shall come thither: for they shall be healed; and every thing shall live whither the river cometh.” Ezekiel 47:1,8,9
“And it shall come to pass, that every one that is left of all the nations which came against Jerusalem shall even go up from year to year to worship the King, the Lord of hosts, and to keep the feast of tabernacles. And it shall be, that whoso will not come up of all the families of the earth unto Jerusalem to worship the King, the Lord of hosts, even upon them shall be no rain.” Zechariah 14:16,17
LORD GOD OF MY FATHERS ABRAHAM, ISAAC, AND JACOB,
Return to your Place and receive the accolades, GLORY, PRAISE, and HONOR due you for your POWER and WONDROUS TRACK RECORD. Take back your Universe and be EXALTED, My Dear GOD of Israel. Make haste to return and destroy the wicked off your Earth. Re-establish your Righteousness and your Peace and let them reflect your GOODNESS to all mankind YOU have Created who are obedient to your Paths of Righteousness. Let the world pay tribute to YOU every single day, Merciful GOD of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. And let the Remnant of the Nation of Israel EXALT YOU, DECLARE your Holy Name, your PRAISE, your MAJESTY, and your RIGHTEOUSNESS throughout the world so that all your Heavens and Earth and people upon it may return to PERFECTION again!
HALLELUYAH, HALLELUYAH, HALLELUYAH!
“For the leaders of this people cause them to err; and they that are led of them are destroyed.” Isaiah 9:16
Therefore, read GOD’s Book of the Law and the rest of the Hebrew Scriptures, and TRUST in Our GOD of Israel to open our eyes. HE wants us to understand HIS WAYS even more than we ourselves, so why wouldn’t HE help us to know and to follow HIS LAW, as it is written and to comprehend HIS WORD to HIS Prophets.
PRAISES BE TO THE MOST HIGH HOLY ONE OF ISRAEL
FOR HIS WORD SPEAKS VOLUMES, AND IT IS LOUD AND CLEAR
FOR THOSE WHO DESIRE TO KNOW IT!
We can assume the Universe was established by a “Big Bang,” or we can seek a more intelligent theory.
The more intelligent reasoning is that a Supreme Being did in fact Create the Heavens, Earth, and all things therein. Then the issue becomes, “Did this Supreme Being intend for HIS CREATION to exist in such a chaotic state of absolute Hell, as it is now?” If not, then it is incumbent upon us to seek answers for the present horrific state of affairs in the Land of Israel and the rest of the Middle East that is capable of spreading to other countries even to the United States.
It is not likely that this Supreme Being did not advise the people of HIS Creation IN THE BEGINNING of how to live in goodness and in peace with each other, which certainly entailed how to worship HIM for giving them life. For there not to exist harmony and happiness on this Earth, it is evident that from the looks of things and from the ever-present catastrophic events taking place on Earth, this Supreme Being is furious with the peoples HE Created.
This is where we are now. The CREATOR is Judging the peoples of HIS Creation and is taking back HIS Universe.
History proves that Jerusalem is the Holy City of the GOD of Israel, that the Israelites are HIS Chosen, Covenant People, and that the Land of Israel belongs to HIM, as well. So, why all the attention given to this area of the world that is proving to be the catalyst leading to the end of this present world system?
The Palestinians have been in the land since the reign of King Saul, and the European Israelis have been a State since 1948, opening their doors to other converted Europeans and whomsoever else wishing to take part in this Talmudic process and live off the fat of GOD’s Holy Land. The Palestinians and the Israelis have been at war ever since. If these two groups can live together anywhere in the world except in Israel, then there must be a very good reason why. However, the reason is not one that Israelis desire to make public. Israeli hatred of the Arabs is not at all the issue. There exists a more profound reason than that. Finger pointing at the Arabs is but the ubiquitous smokescreen presented to the world.
THE TRUTH ABOUT CONVERSION TO SO-CALLED “JUDAISM”
The world should connect the dots and learn the truth regarding the Europeans who control GOD’s Holy Land. There is no way the GOD of Israel will accept a conversion process that changes Europeans, Americans, and Middle Easterners into “Jews.” GOD’s Covenant is with Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and their SEED. Accordingly, how can we dismiss the fact that Abraham was called out of Ur of the Chaldeans – NOT out of Europe. GOD well knows HIS Chosen People, no matter that HE took their identity from them and cast them from HIS Land.
And their being scattered into the “Four Corners of the Earth” to serve their enemies has everything to do with the problems in the Middle East, as this crisis relates to the CREATOR GOD taking back HIS Universe, HIS Holy Land, HIS Holy City, and HIS Chosen People. The Israelis know this. They see the handwriting on the wall, but they are fighting the CREATOR GOD tooth and nail. That’s what this war is all about - Israeli control - to keep out the SEED of Jacob whom GOD is calling home. Hence, the Israelis, even if time permitted, would not give the Palestinians their State for fear the Israelites would seek to live there also. And just for the record, one can learn about the true identity of the descendants of Jacob by reading what the CREATOR GOD of Israel said would befall them in Leviticus 26th and Deuteronomy 28th Chapters.
The Israelis have a rabid requirement to control all the Land of Israel including the Palestinian territories for one reason and for one reason only, which has everything to do with their “Law of Return.” The Israelis and their Rabbinute (their religious party) are ever aware that the CREATOR GOD of Israel has a Covenant People – The Twelve Tribes of Jacob, and they know that according to Biblical Prophecy the CREATOR GOD of the Land of Israel and this Universe will restore HIS Chosen People to their heritage. For obvious reasons, in no way do the Israelis (European converts to what’s called “Judaism,” which is of their own making) want this to happen, for then they will no longer have control of the Land of Israel at all. However, they know their days are numbered.
“Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; I have lifted up mine hand, Surely the heathen that are about you, they shall bear their shame. But ye, O mountains of Israel, ye shall shoot forth your branches, and yield your fruit to my people of Israel; for they are at hand to come. For, behold, I am for you, and I will turn unto you, and ye shall be tilled and sown: And I will multiply men upon you, all the house of Israel, even all of it: and the cities shall be inhabited, and the wastes shall be builded:”
Ezekiel 36:7 – 10
Now, the Truth is out. This is the reason for the decades of turmoil, death, and destruction over GOD’s Holy Land. And of a Truth, the Israeli powers-that-be have no qualms about their dilemma. They are prepared to fight to the end, but who are they really fighting? It all has to do with what prophecy foretells, and what must be fulfilled.
Conversely, Israelis are putting too much false hope in their military powers. When it comes to the Children of Israel, the CREATOR GOD fights their battles, and since it is time for their return, there is nothing Israeli’ weaponry can do to stop GOD’s Commandment from manifesting.
The Israelites were formed to show forth GOD’s Praise and to be a light to the world for HIS Ways of Righteousness – HIS Book of the Law (the teachings of the Prophet Moses – NOT the Talmud compiled by European “Jews”).
“Thus saith God the LORD, he that created the heavens, and stretched them out; he that spread forth the earth, and that which cometh out of it; he that giveth breath unto the people upon it, and spirit to them that walk therein: I the LORD have called thee in righteousness, and will hold thine hand, and will keep thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people, for a light of the Gentiles;”
“This people have I formed for myself; they shall shew forth my praise.” Isaiah 43:21
And it is for this reason the Supreme Being, or rather the CREATOR GOD of Israel is taking back HIS magnificent Universe and making it a place of Divine Peace, one that Exalts and Magnifies HIM for all HIS Wondrous Works.
The CREATOR GOD has held HIS Peace for a very long time, all because of the curses HE put on HIS Chosen People for forsaking HIM for false gods and for rejecting HIS LAW. Their rebellion caused GOD to cast HIS People into the hands of the heathen, and HE went into seclusion permitting Gentiles to run the world and teach HIS People a lesson that would send them running back to HIM seeking forgiveness with contrite spirits.
“I have long time holden my peace; I have been still, and refrained myself: now will I cry like a travailing woman; I will destroy and devour at once.” Isaiah 42:14
For a long time people believed that the European “Jews” were really the people of the Bible, but the CREATOR knows HIS Chosen People, the SEED of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, the men with whom HE made an Everlasting Covenant (Genesis 17:1 – 21).
From the Slave Trade to world hatred, and enduring racism and discrimination all over the world, Blacks have suffered at the hands of those who ruled over them. But now, the CREATOR GOD of Israel is awakening the Dry Bones and calling HIS People home to the chagrin and utter dismay of European Israelis who are helpless to do anything about it but who still have plans to thwart the WORD of GOD. Trust me, their efforts will not end in victory, and nothing since 1948 has even given them hope that they could take the place of the SEED of Jacob/Israel (Genesis 32:28) – neither by conversion nor submersion.
Thus, the reasons for the war for Israeli control of GOD’s Land and the reasons for a world of troubled times, disasters, endless suffering, despair, and many, many tears.
The CREATOR is taking back HIS Universe and keeping HIS Everlasting Promises to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, the Patriarchs of the Nation of Israel.
“And it shall come to pass in that day, that the remnant of Israel, and such as are escaped of the house of Jacob, shall no more again stay upon him that smote them; but shall stay upon the LORD, the Holy One of Israel, in truth. The remnant shall return, even the remnant of Jacob, unto the mighty God. For though thy people Israel be as the sand of the sea, yet a remnant of them shall return: the consumption decreed shall overflow with righteousness.” Isaiah 10:20 - 22
“And it shall come to pass in that day, that the Lord shall set his hand again the second time to recover the remnant of his people, which shall be left, from Assyria, and from Egypt, and from Pathros, and from Cush, and from Elam, and from Shinar, and from Hamath, and from the islands of the sea.” Isaiah 11:11
“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.” Ezekiel 36:27
“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.” Isaiah 66:22
“Thus saith the LORD; Behold, I will bring again the captivity of Jacob's tents, and have mercy on his dwellingplaces; and the city shall be builded upon her own heap, and the palace shall remain after the manner thereof. And out of them shall proceed thanksgiving and the voice of them that make merry: and I will multiply them, and they shall not be few; I will also glorify them, and they shall not be small. Their children also shall be as aforetime, and their congregation shall be established before me, and I will punish all that oppress them. And their nobles shall be of themselves, and their governor shall proceed from the midst of them; and I will cause him to draw near, and he shall approach unto me: for who is this that engaged his heart to approach unto me? saith the LORD.” Jeremiah 30:18 – 21
“At the same time, saith the LORD, will I be the God of all the families of Israel, and they shall be my people. Thus saith the LORD, The people which were left of the sword found grace in the wilderness; even Israel, when I went to cause him to rest. The LORD hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with loving kindness have I drawn thee. Again I will build thee, and thou shalt be built, O virgin of Israel: thou shalt again be adorned with thy tabrets, and shalt go forth in the dances of them that make merry. Thou shalt yet plant vines upon the mountains of Samaria: the planters shall plant, and shall eat them as common things. For there shall be a day, that the watchmen upon the mount Ephraim shall cry, Arise ye, and let us go up to Zion unto the LORD our God. For thus saith the LORD; Sing with gladness for Jacob, and shout among the chief of the nations: publish ye, praise ye, and say, O LORD, save thy people, the remnant of Israel. Behold, I will bring them from the north country, and gather them from the coasts of the earth, and with them the blind and the lame, the woman with child and her that travaileth with child together: a great company shall return thither. They shall come with weeping, and with supplications will I lead them: I will cause them to walk by the rivers of waters in a straight way, wherein they shall not stumble: for I am a father to Israel, and Ephraim is my firstborn. Hear the word of the LORD, O ye nations, and declare it in the isles afar off, and say, He that scattered Israel will gather him, and keep him, as a shepherd doth his flock. For the LORD hath redeemed Jacob, and ransomed him from the hand of him that was stronger than he. Therefore they shall come and sing in the height of Zion, and shall flow together to the goodness of the LORD, for wheat, and for wine, and for oil, and for the young of the flock and of the herd: and their soul shall be as a watered garden; and they shall not sorrow any more at all. Then shall the virgin rejoice in the dance, both young men and old together: for I will turn their mourning into joy, and will comfort them, and make them rejoice from their sorrow.” Jeremiah 31:1 – 13
“The remnant of Israel shall not do iniquity, nor speak lies; neither shall a deceitful tongue be found in their mouth: for they shall feed and lie down, and none shall make them afraid.” Zephaniah 3:13
“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.” Zephaniah 3:19
And for all HIS Creations, especially man, the ONE CREATOR GOD of Israel will be acknowledged and worshipped by HIS Chosen People and all Nations remaining from HIS Wrath and destruction of the wicked. The Peoples of this world will revolve around its MAKER!
Yes, the All-Mighty CREATOR will liberate HIS Holy Land and will return to HIS Holy City Jerusalem, where once again HIS Holy Priests will minister before HIM and where people of all Nations will visit to Bless HIM for HIS GOODNESS and for HIS Holy Name’s Sake.
“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
“And it shall come to pass, that every one that is left of all the nations which came against Jerusalem shall even go up from year to year to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, and to keep the feast of tabernacles.” Zechariah 14:16
“Seek ye the LORD, all ye meek of the earth, which have wrought his judgment; seek righteousness, seek meekness: it may be ye shall be hid in the day of the LORD's anger.” Zephaniah 2:3
WHAT IS THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF THE CREATOR GOD?
“And it shall be our righteousness, if we observe to do all these commandments before the LORD our God, as he hath commanded us.” Deuteronomy 6:25
“When all Israel is come to appear before the LORD thy God in the place which he shall choose, thou shalt read this law before all Israel in their hearing. Gather the people together, men and women, and children, and thy stranger that is within thy gates, that they may hear, and that they may learn, and fear the LORD your God, and observe to do all the words of this law: And that their children, which have not known any thing, may hear, and learn to fear the LORD your God, as long as ye live in the land whither ye go over Jordan to possess it.” Deuteronomy 31:11 - 13
The fulfillment of the above passage is just a matter of time.
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THUS SAITH THE LORD
BLESSED BE THE MOST HIGH CREATOR GOD OF ABRAHAM, ISAAC, AND JACOB FOR HIS MULTITUDE OF MERCIES IN NOT UTTERLY DESTROYING THE SEED OF JACOB!
WE WANT ANSWERS, BUT CAN WE HANDLE THE TRUTH?
What in the world is happening?
As people watch and experience frightening and disastrous floods, killer storms, Earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, destructive fires, famine, and incurable diseases, they can only ask, “Will my loved ones and I be spared?”
As people sit in churches and temples, they wonder, “Why aren’t my prayers being answered?” And “Who can I trust to spiritually guide me?”
As people raise their children, they wonder, “How can I explain the reasons why GOD does not end hunger, impoverishment, race hatred, unhappiness, ubiquitous catastrophes, and bring peace to this Earth?”
And “Why would GOD hand HIS Earth over to the heathens?”
The ANSWERS to all these questions and many, many more can be found in “The Old Testament.”
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