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

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

Exodus 3:15

 

 

THE LAWKEEPERS’ MONTHLY JOURNAL

 

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<>DECEMBER 2012 - JANUARY2013<>

 

<>The TENTH MONTH of the Hebrew Calendar<>

 

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May Our Most Merciful GOD

of

Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob/Israel

Continue to open the eyes of the "Dry Bones"

In preparation for our RETURN to our heritage

To serve and worship HIM in ways, whereby,

HE will finally be pleased with HIS Covenant People!

(Ezekiel 37th Chapter)

 

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"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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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.”

Numbers 15:41

 

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.

Isaiah 49:22

 

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<>ALL MONTHLY EDITIONS ARE A TRIBUTE<> 

 

TO 

 

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<>TAKING BACK HIS UNIVERSE<>

 

AND

 

<>MANIFESTING THE SECOND GREAT EXODUS<>

 

OF

 

<>THE SEED OF THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL<>

 

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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."

Psalm 22:22,23

 

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 Therefore, behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that they shall no more say,

The LORD liveth, which brought up the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt; 

But, The LORD liveth, which brought up and which led the seed of the house of Israel

out of the north country, and from all countries whither I had driven them;

and they shall dwell in their own land.

Jeremiah 23:7,8

 

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Exodus 3:15

 

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

I do not this for your sakes, O house of Israel, but for mine holy name's sake,

which ye have profaned among the heathen, whither ye went. 

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

which ye have profaned in the midst of them;

and the heathen shall know

that I am the LORD, saith the Lord GOD,

when I shall be sanctified in you before their eyes.

Ezekiel 36:22,23

 

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“And it shall come to pass in that day, that the Lord shall set his hand again

the second time to recover the remnant of his people, which shall be left,

from Assyria, and from Egypt, and from Pathros, and from Cush,

and from Elam, and from Shinar, and from Hamath, and from

the islands of the sea.  And he shall set up an ensign for the nations,

and shall assemble the outcasts of Israel, and gather together

the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth.”

Isaiah 11:11,12

 

“Therefore, behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that it shall no more be said,

The LORD liveth, that brought up the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt; 

But, The LORD liveth, that brought up the children of Israel from the land of the north,

and from all the lands whither he had driven them:

and I will bring them again into their land that I gave unto their fathers.”

Jeremiah 16:14,15

 

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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!

 

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“Thy righteousness is an everlasting righteousness,

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

and all thy commandments are truth  Concerning thy testimonies,

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

Thy word is true from the beginning:

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

Psalm 119:142,151,152,160

 

“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 24:22

(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?”

Deuteronomy 4:7,8

 

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

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

Jeremiah 17:5

 

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

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

Isaiah 42:21

 

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

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

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

That thou mightest fear the Lord thy God,

to keep all his statutes and his commandments,

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

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

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

and that ye may increase mightily,

as the Lord God of thy fathers hath promised thee,

in the land that floweth with milk and honey.”

Deuteronomy 6:1 - 3

 

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“O Earth, Earth, Earth,

HEAR the WORD of the LORD.” 

Jeremiah 22:29

 

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EXALTATIONS OF THE MOST HIGH GOD THAT CREATED THE HEAVENS AND THE EARTH:

 

“Horror hath taken hold upon me because of the wicked that forsake thy law.

 

Thy statutes have been my songs in the house of my pilgrimage.

 

I have remembered thy name, O LORD, in the night, and have kept thy law.

 

This I had, because I kept thy precepts.

 

Thou artmy portion, O LORD: I have said that I would keep thy words.”

Psalm 119:53 – 57

 

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

 

ALL PRAISES BE TO THE MOST HIGH YIHOVAH,

ELOHIM OF ABRAHAM, ISAAC, AND JACOB

PRAISE HIS HOLY NAME

FOR HE IS WORTHY TO BE PRAISED!!!

 

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

Deuteronomy 6:4

           

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WAS ABRAHAM LINCOLN A RACIST?

 

Forget about Xmas…….The hot movie this awards season in Hollywood is the movie “Lincoln”.  Most people think Lincoln “freed the slaves and ended slavery”; hold you horses, The following article by Dr. Henry Louis “Skip” Gates Jr. and a direct Abraham Lincoln quote may shed some light on how Abe really felt about the slaves.  By the way, I haven’t and probably won’t see the movie but I doubt it that Lincoln’s Douglas debate comment wasn’t in the movie but ended up on the “cutting room floor”.

Abraham Lincoln Quote

“I will say then that I am not, nor ever have been in favor of bringing about in anyway the social and political equality of the white and black races – that I am not nor ever have been in favor of making voters or jurors of negroes, nor of qualifying them to hold office, nor to intermarry with white people; and I will say in addition to this that there is a physical difference between the white and black races which I believe will forever forbid the two races living together on terms of social and political equality. And inasmuch as they cannot so live, while they do remain together there must be the position of superior and inferior, and I as much as any other man am in favor of having the superior position assigned to the white race. I say upon this occasion I do not perceive that because the white man is to have the superior position the negro should be denied everything.”

by: Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) 16th US President

Source:

Fourth Debate with Stephen A. Douglas at Charleston, Illinois, September 18, 1858 (The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln edited by Roy P. Basler, Volume III, pp. 145-146.)

Was Lincoln a Racist?

I first encountered Abraham Lincoln in Piedmont, W.Va. When I was growing up, his picture was in nearly every black home I can recall, the only white man, other than Jesus himself, to grace black family walls. Lincoln was a hero to us.

One rainy Sunday afternoon in 1960, when I was 10 years old, I picked up a copy of our latest Reader’s Digest Condensed Books, and, thumbing through, stumbled upon Jim Bishop’s The Day Lincoln Was Shot, which had been published in 1955 and immediately became a runaway bestseller. It is an hour-by-hour chronicle of the last day of Lincoln’s life. I couldn’t help crying by the end.

But my engagement with the great leader turned to confusion when I was a senior in high school. I stumbled upon an essay that Lerone Bennett Jr. published in Ebony magazine entitled “Was Abe Lincoln a White Supremacist?” A year later, as an undergraduate at Yale, I read an even more troubling essay that W.E.B. Du Bois had published in The Crisis magazine in May 1922. Du Bois wrote that Lincoln was one huge jumble of contradictions: “he was big enough to be inconsistent—cruel, merciful; peace-loving, a fighter; despising Negroes and letting them fight and vote; protecting slavery and freeing slaves. He was a man—a big, inconsistent, brave man.”

So many hurt and angry readers flooded Du Bois’ mailbox that he wrote a second essay in the next issue of the magazine, in which he defended his position this way: “I love him not because he was perfect but because he was not and yet triumphed. ….”

To prove his point, Du Bois included this quote from a speech Lincoln delivered in 1858 in Charleston, Ill.:

“I will say, then, that I am not, nor ever have been, in favor of bringing about in any way the social and political equality of the white and black races—that I am not, nor ever have been, in favor of making voters or jurors of Negroes, nor of qualifying them to hold office, nor to intermarry with white people; and I will say in addition to this, that there is a physical difference between the white and black races which I believe will forever forbid the two races living together on terms of social and political equality. And inasmuch as they cannot so live, while they do remain together there must be the position of superior and inferior, and I, as much as any other man, am in favor of having the superior position assigned to the white race.”

Say what? The Lincoln of 1858 was a very long way from becoming the Great Emancipator!

So which was the real Lincoln, the benevolent countenance hanging on the walls of black people’s homes, the Man Who Freed the Slaves, or this man whom Du Bois was quoting, who seemed to hate black people?

In the collective popular imagination, Abraham Lincoln—Father Abraham, the Great Emancipator—is often represented as an island of pure reason in a sea of mid-19th-century racist madness, a beacon of tolerance blessed with a cosmopolitan sensibility above or beyond race, a man whose attitudes about race and slavery transcended his time and place. These contemporary views of Lincoln, however, are largely naive and have almost always been ahistorical.

When Peter Kunhardt—my co-executive producer in the making of the PBS series “African American Lives”—asked me two years ago to co-produce, write and host a new PBS series on Lincoln, timed to air on the bicentennial of his birth, I realized that making this film would give me, at long last, the chance to ask, “Will the real Abraham Lincoln please stand up?” I also extensively researched and analyzed Lincoln’s writings and speeches for my book, Lincoln on Race and Slavery.

Lincoln’s myth is so capacious that each generation of Americans since his death in 1865 has been able to find its own image reflected in his mirror. Lincoln is America’s man for all seasons, and our man for all reasons. In fact, over and over again through the past century and a half, we Americans have reinvented Abraham Lincoln in order to reinvent ourselves. The most recent example, of course, is captured in the journey of our 44th president, Barack Obama, who launched his presidential campaign in Lincoln’s hometown, Springfield, Ill., cited Lincoln’s oratory repeatedly throughout his campaign, retraced his train route to Washington from Philadelphia and even used Lincoln’s Bible for his swearing-in ceremony.

On the eve of the 200th anniversary of his birth, the Lincoln fable is as vital today as ever. For my PBS series, I filmed all over the country, from a Sotheby’s auction where an obscure letter of his sold for $3 million, to the annual convention last summer of the Sons of the Confederacy, where one official told me that Lincoln is the biggest war criminal in the history of the United States, that his face should be chiseled off Mount Rushmore and that he should be tried posthumously for war crimes under the Nuremberg Conventions!

In the black community, despite strident critiques of his attitudes about blacks by historians such as Bennett, Lincoln continues to occupy a place of almost holy reverence, the patron saint of race relations.

But the truth is that until very late in his presidency, Lincoln was deeply conflicted about whether to liberate the slaves, how to liberate the slaves and what to do with them once they had been liberated. Whereas abolition was a central aspect of Lincoln’s moral compass, racial equality was not. In fact, Lincoln wrestled with three distinct but sometimes overlapping discourses related to race: slavery, equality and colonization. Isolating these three—like the three strands of a braid of hair—helps us to understand how conflicted the man was about African Americans and their place in this country.

Interspersed among these three discourses is the manner in which Lincoln seems to have wrestled with his own use of the “N-word.” Lincoln used the word far less than did Stephen Douglas, his Democratic challenger for the U.S. Senate, but he did indeed use it in prominent contexts including debates and public speeches. Even as late as April 1862, James Redpath recorded Lincoln’s saying of President Fabre Nicholas Geffard of Haiti (who had offered to send a white man as his ambassador to the United States), “You can tell the President of Hayti that I shan’t tear my shirt if he sends a nigger here!”

Lincoln despised slavery as an institution, an economic institution that discriminated against white men who couldn’t afford to own slaves and, thus, could not profit from the advantage in the marketplace that slaves provided. At the same time, however, he was deeply ambivalent about the status of black people vis-à-vis white people, having fundamental doubts about their innate intelligence and their capacity to fight nobly with guns against white men in the initial years of the Civil War.

Even as he was writing the Emancipation Proclamation during the summer of 1862, Lincoln was working feverishly to ship all those slaves he was about to free out of the United States. So taken was he with the concept of colonization that he invited five black men to the White House and offered them funding to found a black republic in Panama, for the slaves he was about to free. Earlier, he had advocated that the slaves be freed and shipped to Liberia or Haiti. And just one month before the Emancipation became the law of the land, in his Annual Message to Congress on Dec. 1, 1862, Lincoln proposed a constitutional amendment that would “appropriate money, and otherwise provide, for colonizing free colored persons with their own consent, at any place or places without the United States.”

Two things dramatically changed Lincoln’s attitudes toward black people. First, in the early years, the North was losing the Civil War, and Lincoln quickly realized that the margin of difference between a Southern victory and a Northern victory would be black men. So, despite severe reservations that he had expressed about the courage of black troops (“If we were to arm them, I fear that in a few weeks the arms would be in the hands of the rebels…”), Lincoln included in the Emancipation Proclamation a provision authorizing black men to fight for the Union.

The other factor that began to affect his attitudes about blacks was meeting Frederick Douglass. Lincoln met with Douglass at the White House three times. He was the first black person Lincoln treated as an intellectual equal, and he grew to admire him and value his opinion.

Three days before he was shot, Lincoln stood on the second floor of the White House and made a speech to a crowd assembled outside celebrating the recent Union victory over the Confederacy. With his troops and Frederick Douglass very much in mind, Lincoln told the cheering crowd, which had demanded that he come to the window to address them, that he had decided to recommend that his 200,000 black troops and “the very intelligent Negroes” be given the right to vote.

Standing in the crowd was John Wilkes Booth. Hearing those words, Booth turned to a man next to him and said, “That means nigger citizenship. Now, by God! I'll put him through. That is the last speech he will ever make.” Three days later, during the third act of Our American Cousin, Booth followed through with his promise.

It is important that we hear Lincoln’s words through the echo of the rhetoric of the modern civil rights movement, especially the “I Have a Dream” speech of Martin Luther King Jr. It is easy to forget that when Lincoln made a public address, he was speaking primarily—certainly until his Second Inaugural Address—to all-white or predominantly white audiences, who most certainly were ambivalent about blacks and black rights, if not slavery. When Lincoln talked about wrestling with the better angels of our nature, he knew whereof he spoke: about his audience and, just as important, about himself.

It should not surprise us that Lincoln was no exception to his times; what is exceptional about Abraham Lincoln is that, perhaps because of temperament or because of the shape-shifting contingencies of command during an agonizingly costly war, he wrestled with his often contradictory feelings and ambivalences and vacillations about slavery, race and colonization, and did so quite publicly and often quite eloquently.

So, was Lincoln a racist? He certainly embraced anti-black attitudes and phobias in his early years and throughout his debates with Douglas in the 1858 Senate race (the seat that would become Barack Obama’s), which he lost. By the end of the Civil War, Lincoln was on an upward arc, perhaps heading toward becoming the man he has since been mythologized as being: the Great Emancipator, the man who freed—and loved—the slaves. But his journey was certainly not complete on the day that he died. Abraham Lincoln wrestled with race until the end. And, as Du Bois pointed out, his struggle ultimately made him a more interesting and noble man than the mythical hero we have come to revere.

By: Henry Louis Gates Jr.

Well the Kentuckian turned Illinoisan that became the 16th President of the U.S. may not be exactly what “Lincoln” the movie is trying to portray…….but rather a Racist!

Halleluyah!!  Halleluyah!!  Halleluyah!!

 

I wish all the House of Yisrael a joyous and happy Rosh Chodesh.

 

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

Psalms 22:28

 

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:

Deuteronomy 6:4

 

 

HalleluYah!!  HalleluYah!!  HalleluYah!!

 

Rosh Chodesh Shalom

Yehudah ben Yacob,

President

The LawKeepers, Co.

 

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"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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FROM THE DESK OF THE VICE PRESIDENT OF THE LAWKEEPERS, CO.:

 

 

THOUGH THE WICKED PROSPER,

OUR HOPE IS ALWAYS OUR SAVIOR

 

Just recently I have been getting so frustrated with many things in life as I am sure we all do. What I usually do though is reflect on the scripture which discusses why the wicked seem to prosper while simultaneously we the righteous (or trying to be) suffer.

 

I know that the chastisement I am going through is beneficial and deserved if I only seek to amend my ways, God expects much from Israelites and even the little things which we overlook need addressing as we unlike the nations are called to be holy.

 

Psalm 77

To the chief Musician, to Jedu'thun, A Psalm of Asaph.

1 I cried unto God with my voice, even unto God with my voice;

and he gave ear unto me.

2 In the day of my trouble I sought the Lord: my sore ran in the night, and ceased not:

my soul refused to be comforted.

3 I remembered God, and was troubled: I complained, and my spirit was overwhelmed.

Selah.

4 Thou holdest mine eyes waking: I am so troubled that I cannot speak.

5 I have considered the days of old, the years of ancient times.

6 I call to remembrance my song in the night: I commune with mine own heart:

and my spirit made diligent search.

7 Will the Lord cast off for ever? And will he be favorable no more?

8 Is his mercy clean gone for ever?Doth his promise fail for evermore?

9 Hath God forgotten to be gracious? Hath he in anger shut up his tender mercies?

Selah.

10 And I said, This is my infirmity: but I will remember the years of the right hand of the Most High.

11 I will remember the works of the LORD: surely I will remember thy wonders of old.

12 I will meditate also of all thy work, and talk of thy doings.

13 Thy way, O God, is in the sanctuary: who is so great a God as our God?

14 Thou art the God that doest wonders: thou hast declared thy strength among the people.

15 Thou hast with thine arm redeemed thy people, the sons of Jacob and Joseph.

Selah.

16 The waters saw thee, O God, the waters saw thee; they were afraid:

the depths also were troubled.

17 The clouds poured out water: the skies sent out a sound: thine arrows also went abroad.

18 The voice of thy thunder was in the heaven: the lightning’s lightened the world: the earth trembled and shook.

19 Thy way is in the sea, and thy path in the great waters, and thy footsteps are not known.

20 Thou leddest thy people like a flockby the hand of Moses and Aaron.

Psalm 119:49-56

ZAIN

49 Remember the word unto thy servant, upon which thou hast caused me to hope.

50 This is my comfort in my affliction: for thy word hath quickened me.

51 The proud have had me greatly in derision: yet have I not declined from thy law.

52 I remembered thy judgments of old, O LORD; and have comforted myself.

53 Horror hath taken hold upon me because of the wicked that forsake thy law.

54 Thy statutes have been my songs in the house of my pilgrimage.

55 I have remembered thy name, O LORD, in the night, and have kept thy law.

56 This I had, because I kept thy precepts.

 

I therefore thought I would take this opportunity to encourage Israelites that although from our perspective it may seem no help is at hand or whenever in doubt or you are going through trials and tribulations, reflect also on these things and seek ye the Lord always.

 

Psalm 30

A Psalm and Song at the dedication of the house of David.

1 I will extol thee, O LORD; for thou hast lifted me up, and hast not made my foes to rejoice over me.

2 O LORD my God, I cried unto thee, and thou hast healed me.

3 O LORD, thou hast brought up my soul from the grave: thou hast kept me alive, that I should not go down to the pit.

4 Sing unto the LORD, O ye saints of his, and give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness.

5 For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favor is life:

weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.

6 And in my prosperity I said, I shall never be moved.

7 LORD, by thy favor thou hast made my mountain to stand strong: thou didst hide thy face, and I was troubled.

8 I cried to thee, O LORD; and unto the LORD I made supplication.

9 What profit is there in my blood, when I go down to the pit? Shall the dust praise thee?

Shall it declare thy truth?

10 Hear, O LORD, and have mercy upon me: LORD, be thou my helper.

11 Thou hast turned for me my mourning into dancing: thou hast put off my sackcloth,

and girded me with gladness;

12 to the end that my glory may sing praise to thee, and not be silent. O LORD my God, I will give thanks unto thee for ever.

Psalm 73

A psalm of Asaph.

1 Surely God is good to Israel, to those who are pure in heart.

2 But as for me, my feet had almost slipped; I had nearly lost my foothold.

3 For I envied the arrogant when I saw the prosperity of the wicked.

4 They have no struggles; their bodies are healthy and strong.[a]

5 They are free from common human burdens; they are not plagued by human ills.

6 Therefore pride is their necklace; they clothe themselves with violence.

7 From their callous hearts comes iniquity[b]; their evil imaginations have no limits.

8 They scoff, and speak with malice; with arrogance they threaten oppression.

9 Their mouths lay claim to heaven, and their tongues take possession of the earth.

10 Therefore their people turn to them and drink up waters in abundance.[c]

11 They say, “How would God know? Does the Most High know anything?”

12 This is what the wicked are like—always free of care, they go on amassing wealth.

13 Surely in vain I have kept my heart pure and have washed my hands in innocence.

14 All day long I have been afflicted, and every morning brings new punishments.

15 If I had spoken out like that, I would have betrayed your children.

16 When I tried to understand all this it troubled me deeply

17 till I entered the sanctuary of God; then I understood their final destiny.

18 Surely you place them on slippery ground; you cast them down to ruin.

19 How suddenly are they destroyed, completely swept away by terrors!

20 They are like a dream when one awakes; when you arise, Lord, you will despise them as fantasies.

21 When my heart was grieved and my spirit embittered,

22 I was senseless and ignorant; I was a brute beast before you.

23 Yet I am always with you; you hold me by my right hand.

24 You guide me with your counsel, and afterward you will take me into glory.

25 Whom have I in heaven but you? And earth has nothing I desire besides you.

26 My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.

27 Those who are far from you will perish; you destroy all who are unfaithful to you.

28 But as for me, it is good to be near God. I have made the Sovereign Lord my refuge; I will tell of all your deeds.

Psalm 5:4

4 For thou art not a God that hath pleasure in wickedness: neither shall evil dwell with thee.

Psalm 37

A Psalm of David.

1 Do not fret because of evildoers, nor be envious of the workers of iniquity.

2 For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, And wither as the green herb.

3 Trust in the Lord, and do good; Dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness.

4 Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He shall give you the desires of your heart.

5 Commit your way to the Lord; Trust also in Him, And He shall bring it to pass.

6 He shall bring forth your righteousness as the light, and your justice as the noonday.

7 Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for Him; Do not fret because of him who prospers in his way, Because of the man who brings wicked schemes to pass.

8 Cease from anger, and forsake wrath Do not fret—it only causes harm.

9 For evildoers shall be cut off; But those who wait on the Lord, They shall inherit the earth.

10 For yet a little while and the wicked shall be no more; Indeed, you will look carefully for his place, But it shall be no more.

11 But the meek shall inherit the earth, and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.

12 The wicked plots against the just, and gnashes at him with his teeth.

13 The Lord laughs at him; For He sees that his day is coming.

14 The wicked have drawn the sword and have bent their bow, to cast down the poor and needy, to slay those who are of upright conduct.

15 Their sword shall enter their own heart, and their bows shall be broken.

16 A little that a righteous man has is better than the riches of many wicked.

17 For the arms of the wicked shall be broken, but the Lord upholds the righteous.

18 The Lord knows the days of the upright, and their inheritance shall be forever.

19 They shall not be ashamed in the evil time, and in the days of famine they shall be satisfied.

20 But the wicked shall perish; and the enemies of the Lord, like the splendor of the meadows, shall vanish. Into smoke they shall vanish away.

21 The wicked borrows and does not repay, but the righteous shows mercy and gives.

22 For those blessed by Him shall inherit the earth, but those cursed by Him shall be cut off.

23 The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord, And He delights in his way.

24 Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down; For the Lord upholds him with His hand.

25 I have been young, and now am old;

Yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his descendants begging bread.

26 He is ever merciful, and lends; and his descendants are blessed.

27 Depart from evil, and do well; and dwell forevermore.

28 For the Lord loves justice, And does not forsake His saints; they are preserved forever, But the descendants of the wicked shall be cut off.

29 The righteous shall inherit the land, and dwell in it forever.

30 The mouth of the righteous speaks wisdom, and his tongue talks of justice.

31 The law of his God is in his heart; none of his steps shall slide.

32 The wicked watches the righteous, and seeks to slay him.

33 The Lord will not leave him in his hand, nor condemn him when he is judged.

34 Wait on the Lord, and keep His way,

And He shall exalt you to inherit the land; when the wicked are cut off, you shall see it.

35 I have seen the wicked in great power, And spreading himself like a native green tree.

36 Yet he passed away,[a] and behold, he was no more; Indeed I sought him, but he could not be found.

37 Mark the blameless man, and observe the upright; for the future of that man is peace.

38 But the transgressors shall be destroyed together; the future of the wicked shall be cut off.

39 But the salvation of the righteous is from the Lord; He is their strength in the time of trouble.

40 And the Lord shall help them and deliver them; He shall deliver them from the wicked, And save them, because they trust in Him.

Judges 3:1-31

Now these are the nations which the Lord left, that He might test Israel by them, that is, all who had not known any of the wars in Canaan 2 (this was only so that the generations of the children of Israel might be taught to know war, at least those who had not formerly known it), 3 namely, five lords of the Philistines, all the Canaanites, the Sidonians, and the Hivites who dwelt in Mount Lebanon, from Mount Baal Hermon to the entrance of Hamath. 4 And they were left, that He might test Israel by them, to know whether they would obey the commandments of the Lord, which He had commanded their fathers by the hand of Moses.

5 Thus the children of Israel dwelt among the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Amorites, the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites. 6 And they took their daughters to be their wives, and gave their daughters to their sons; and they served their gods.

7 So the children of Israel did evil in the sight of the Lord. They forgot the Lord their God, and served the Baals and Asherahs.[a] 8 Therefore the anger of the Lord was hot against Israel, and He sold them into the hand of Cushan-Rishathaim king of Mesopotamia; and the children of Israel served Cushan-Rishathaim eight years. 9 When the children of Israel cried out to the Lord, the Lord raised up a deliverer for the children of Israel, who delivered them: Othniel the son of Kenaz, Caleb’s younger brother. 10 The Spirit of the Lord came upon him, and he judged Israel. He went out to war, and the Lord delivered Cushan-Rishathaim king of Mesopotamia into his hand; and his hand prevailed over Cushan-Rishathaim. 11 So the land had rest for forty years. Then Othniel the son of Kenaz died.

12 And the children of Israel again did evil in the sight of the Lord. So the Lord strengthened Eglon king of Moab against Israel, because they had done evil in the sight of the Lord. 13 Then he gathered to himself the people of Ammon and Amalek, went and defeated Israel, and took possession of the City of Palms. 14 So the children of Israel served Eglon king of Moab eighteen years.

15 But when the children of Israel cried out to the Lord, the Lord raised up a deliverer for them: Ehud the son of Gera, the Benjamite, a left-handed man. By him the children of Israel sent tribute to Eglon king of Moab. 16 Now Ehud made himself a dagger (it was double-edged and a cubit in length) and fastened it under his clothes on his right thigh. 17 So he brought the tribute to Eglon king of Moab. (Now Eglon was a very fat man.) 18 And when he had finished presenting the tribute, he sent away the people who had carried the tribute. 19 But he himself turned back from the stone images that were at Gilgal, and said, “I have a secret message for you, O king.”He said, “Keep silence!” And all who attended him went out from him.

20 So Ehud came to him (now he was sitting upstairs in his cool private chamber). Then Ehud said, “I have a message from God for you.” So he arose from his seat. 21 Then Ehud reached with his left hand, took the dagger from his right thigh, and thrust it into his belly. 22 Even the hilt went in after the blade, and the fat closed over the blade, for he did not draw the dagger out of his belly; and his entrails came out. 23 Then Ehud went out through the porch and shut the doors of the upper room behind him and locked them.

24 When he had gone out, Eglon’s[b] servants came to look, and to their surprise, the doors of the upper room were locked. So they said, “He is probably attending to his needs in the cool chamber.” 25 So they waited till they were embarrassed, and still he had not opened the doors of the upper room. Therefore they took the key and opened them. And there was their master, fallen dead on the floor.

26 But Ehud had escaped while they delayed, and passed beyond the stone images and escaped to Seirah. 27 And it happened, when he arrived, that he blew the trumpet in the mountains of Ephraim, and the children of Israel went down with him from the mountains; and he led them. 28 Then he said to them, “Follow me, for the Lord has delivered your enemies the Moabites into your hand.” So they went down after him, seized the fords of the Jordan leading to Moab, and did not allow anyone to cross over. 29 And at that time they killed about ten thousand men of Moab, all stout men of valor; not a man escaped. 30 So Moab was subdued that day under the hand of Israel. And the land had rest for eighty years.31 After him was Shamgar the son of Anath, who killed six hundred men of the Philistines with an ox goad; and he also delivered Israel.

 

Sometimes when things appear to go wrong we may question G-D as to why the wicked prosper (Psalm 73) or so it may seem but we have to remember that as in Judges 3:1-31 we are being tested as well as chastised for our sin and that G-D will judge when HE sees fit to do so.

 

Ecclesiastes 12:14

14 For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.

 

Even the prophet Jeremiah and Job both begged to ask the question of why the wicked seem to get away with sin.

 

Jeremiah 12:1-4

Righteous art thou, O Lord, when I plead with thee: yet let me talk with thee of thy judgments: Wherefore doth the way of the wicked prosper? wherefore are all they happy that deal very treacherously?

2 Thou hast planted them, yea, they have taken root: they grow, yea, they bring forth fruit: thou art near in their mouth, and far from their reins.

3 But thou, O Lord, knowest me: thou hast seen me, and tried mine heart toward thee: pull them out like sheep for the slaughter, and prepare them for the day of slaughter.

4 How long shall the land mourn, and the herbs of every field wither, for the wickedness of them that dwell therein? the beasts are consumed, and the birds; because they said, He shall not see our last end.

 

G-D is also patient with both the good and the wicked.

 

Jeremiah 15:15

15 ¶ O LORD, thou knowest: remember me, and visit me, and revenge me of my persecutors; take me not away in thy long-suffering: know that for thy sake I have suffered rebuke.

 

Job21

1          But Job answered and said,

2          Hear diligently my speech, and let this be your consolations.

3          Suffer me that I may speak; and after that I have spoken, mock on.

4 As for me, is my complaint to man? And if it were so, why should not my spirit be troubled?

5 Mark me, and be astonished, and lay your hand upon your mouth.

6 Even when I remember I am afraid, and trembling taketh hold on my flesh.

7 Wherefore do the wicked live, become old, yea, are mighty in power?

8 Their seed is established in their sight with them, and their offspring before their eyes.

9 Their houses are safe from fear, neither is the rod of God upon them.

10 Their bull gendereth, and faileth not; their cow calveth, and casteth not her calf.

11 They send forth their little ones like a flock, and their children dance.

12 They take the timbrel and harp, and rejoice at the sound of the organ.

13 They spend their days in wealth, and in a moment go down to the grave.

14 Therefore they say unto God, Depart from us; for we desire not the knowledge of thy ways.

15 What is the Almighty that we should serve him?

And what profit should we have, if we pray unto him?

16 Lo, their good is not in their hand: the counsel of the wicked is far from me.

17 How oft is the candle of the wicked put out! And how oft cometh their destruction upon them! God distributeth sorrows in his anger.

18 They are as stubble before the wind, and as chaff that the storm carrieth away.

19 God layeth up his iniquity for his children: he rewardeth him, and he shall know it.

20 His eyes shall see his destruction, and he shall drink of the wrath of the Almighty.

21 For what pleasure hath he in his house after him, when the number of his months is cut off in the midst?

22 Shall any teach God knowledge? Seeing he judgeth those that are high.

23 One dieth in his full strength, being wholly at ease and quiet.

24 His breasts are full of milk, and his bones are moistened with marrow.

25 And another dieth in the bitterness of his soul, and never eateth with pleasure.

26 They shall lie down alike in the dust, and the worms shall cover them.

27 Behold, I know your thoughts, and the devices which ye wrongfully imagine against me.

28 For ye say, where is the house of the prince? And where are the dwelling places of the wicked?

29 Have ye not asked them that go by the way? And do ye not know their tokens,

30 that the wicked is reserved to the day of destruction? They shall be brought forth to the day of wrath.

31 Who shall declare his way to his face? And who shall repay him what he hath done?

32 Yet shall he be brought to the grave, and shall remain in the tomb.

33 The clods of the valley shall be sweet unto him, and every man shall draw after him,

as there are innumerable before him.

34 How then comfort ye me in vain, seeing in your answers there remaineth falsehood?

Job 33

“But now, Job, listen to my words; pay attention to everything I say.

2 I am about to open my mouth; my words are on the tip of my tongue.

3 My words come from an upright heart; my lips sincerely speak what I know.

4 The Spirit of God has made me; the breath of the Almighty gives me life.

5 Answer me then, if you can; stand up and argue your case before me.

6 I am the same as you in God’s sight; I too am a piece of clay.

7 No fear of me should alarm you, nor should my hand be heavy on you.

8 “But you have said in my hearing— I heard the very words—

9 ‘I am pure, I have done no wrong; I am clean and free from sin.

10 Yet God has found fault with me; he considers me his enemy.

11 He fastens my feet in shackles; he keeps close watch on all my paths.’

12 “But I tell you, in this you are not right, for God is greater than any mortal.

13 Why do you complain to him that he responds to no one’s words[a]?

14 For God does speak—now one way, now another— though no one perceives it.

15 In a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falls on people as they slumber in their beds,

16 he may speak in their ears and terrify them with warnings,

17 to turn them from wrongdoing and keep them from pride,

18 to preserve them from the pit, their lives from perishing by the sword.[b]

19 “Or someone may be chastened on a bed of pain with constant distress in their bones,

20 so that their body finds food repulsive and their soul loathes the choicest meal.

21 Their flesh wastes away to nothing, and their bones, once hidden, now stick out.

22 They draw near to the pit and their life to the messengers of death.[c]

23 Yet if there is an angel at their side, a messenger, one out of a thousand, sent to tell them how to be upright,

24 and he is gracious to that person and says to God, ‘Spare them from going down to the pit;

I have found a ransom for them—

25 let their flesh be renewed like a child’s; let them be restored as in the days of their youth’—

26 then that person can pray to God and find favor with him they will see God’s face and shout for joy; he will restore them to full well-being.

27 And they will go to others and say,‘I have sinned, I have perverted what is right, but I did not get what I deserved.

28 God has delivered me from going down to the pit, and I shall live to enjoy the light of life.’

29 “God does all these things to a person— twice, even three times—

30 to turn them back from the pit, that the light of life may shine on them.

31 “Pay attention, Job, and listen to me; be silent, and I will speak.

32 If you have anything to say, answer me; speak up, for I want to vindicate you.

33 But if not, then listen to me; be silent, and I will teach you wisdom.”

Job 34

1 Then Elihu said:

2 “Hear my words, you wise men;

listen to me, you men of learning.

3 For the ear tests words

as the tongue tastes food.

4 Let us discern for ourselves what is right;

let us learn together what is good.

5 “Job says, ‘I am innocent,

but God denies me justice.

6 Although I am right,

I am considered a liar;

although I am guiltless,

his arrow inflicts an incurable wound.’

7 Is there anyone like Job,

who drinks scorn like water?

8 He keeps company with evildoers;

he associates with the wicked.

9 For he says, ‘There is no profit

in trying to please God.’

10 “So listen to me, you men of understanding.

Far be it from God to do evil,

from the Almighty to do wrong.

11 He repays everyone for what they have done;

he brings on them what their conduct deserves.

12 It is unthinkable that God would do wrong,

that the Almighty would pervert justice.

13 Who appointed him over the earth?

Who put him in charge of the whole world?

14 If it were his intention

and he withdrew his spirit[a] and breath,

15 all humanity would perish together

and mankind would return to the dust.

16 “If you have understanding, hear this;

listen to what I say.

17 Can someone who hates justice govern?

Will you condemn the just and mighty One?

18 Is he not the One, who says to kings, ‘You are worthless,’

and to nobles, ‘You are wicked,’

19 who shows no partiality to princes

and does not favor the rich over the poor,

for they are all the work of his hands?

20 They die in an instant, in the middle of the night;

the people are shaken and they pass away;

the mighty are removed without human hand.

21 “His eyes are on the ways of mortals;

he sees their every step.

22 There is no deep shadow, no utter darkness,

where evildoers can hide.

23 God has no need to examine people further,

that they should come before him for judgment.

24 Without inquiry he shatters the mighty

and sets up others in their place.

25 Because he takes note of their deeds,

he overthrows them in the night and they are crushed.

26 He punishes them for their wickedness

where everyone can see them,

27 because they turned from following him

and had no regard for any of his ways.

28 They caused the cry of the poor to come before him,

so that he heard the cry of the needy.

29 But if he remains silent, who can condemn him?

If he hides his face, who can see him?

Yet he is over individual and nation alike,

30     to keep the godless from ruling,

from laying snares for the people.

31 “Suppose someone says to God,

‘I am guilty but will offend no more.

32 Teach me what I cannot see;

if I have done wrong, I will not do so again.’

33 Should God then reward you on your terms,

when you refuse to repent?

You must decide, not I;

so tell me what you know.

34 “Men of understanding declare,

wise men who hear me say to me,

35 ‘Job speaks without knowledge;

his words lack insight.’

36 Oh, that Job might be tested to the utmost

for answering like a wicked man!

37 To his sin he adds rebellion;

scornfully he claps his hands among us

and multiplies his words against God.”

 

Job 36

Elihu continued:

 

2 “Bear with me a little longer and I will show you

that there is more to be said in God’s behalf.

3 I get my knowledge from afar;

I will ascribe justice to my Maker.

4 Be assured that my words are not false;

one who has perfect knowledge is with you.

5 “God is mighty, but despises no one;

he is mighty, and firm in his purpose.

6 He does not keep the wicked alive

but gives the afflicted their rights.

7 He does not take his eyes off the righteous;

he enthrones them with kings

and exalts them forever.

8 But if people are bound in chains,

held fast by cords of affliction,

9 he tells them what they have done—

that they have sinned arrogantly.

10 He makes them listen to correction

and commands them to repent of their evil.

11 If they obey and serve him,

they will spend the rest of their days in prosperity

and their years in contentment.

12 But if they do not listen,

they will perish by the sword[a]

and die without knowledge.

13 “The godless in heart harbor resentment;

even when he fetters them, they do not cry for help.

14 They die in their youth,

among male prostitutes of the shrines.

15 But those who suffer he delivers in their suffering;

he speaks to them in their affliction.

16 “He is wooing you from the jaws of distress

to a spacious place free from restriction,

to the comfort of your table laden with choice food.

17 But now you are laden with the judgment due the wicked;

judgment and justice have taken hold of you.

18 Be careful that no one entices you by riches;

do not let a large bribe turn you aside.

19 Would your wealth or even all your mighty efforts

sustain you so you would not be in distress?

20 Do not long for the night,

to drag people away from their homes.[b]

21 Beware of turning to evil,

which you seem to prefer to affliction.

 

22 “God is exalted in his power.

Who is a teacher like him?

23 Who has prescribed his ways for him,

or said to him, ‘You have done wrong’?

24 Remember to extol his work,

which people have praised in song.

25 All humanity has seen it;

mortals gaze on it from afar.

26 How great is God—beyond our understanding!

The number of his years is past finding out.

27 “He draws up the drops of water,

which distill as rain to the streams[c];

28 the clouds pour down their moisture

and abundant showers fall on mankind.

29 Who can understand how he spreads out the clouds,

how he thunders from his pavilion?

30 See how he scatters his lightning about him,

bathing the depths of the sea.

31 This is the way he governs[d] the nations

and provides food in abundance.

32 He fills his hands with lightning

and commands it to strike its mark.

33 His thunder announces the coming storm;

even the cattle make known its approach.

 

(Note: Both Jeremiah Jer 10:23-25

 

23 ¶ O LORD, I know that the way of man is not in himself: it is not in man that walketh to direct his steps.

24 O LORD, correct me, but with judgment; not in thine anger, lest thou bring me to nothing.

25 Pour out thy fury upon the heathen that know thee not, and upon the families that call not on thy name: for they have eaten up Jacob, and devoured him, and consumed him, and have made his habitation desolate.

 

And even Job along with the other prophets appear to speak as if they are also sinners, no man is immune to sin not even Moses or our righteous King David and perhaps rather than addressing G-D collectively for the nation amongst the sinners it is also an indication that they themselves sinned, imagine that!.)

 

We also see some of G-D’S attributes in Exodus 34:5-7

 

5 Now the Lord descended in the cloud and stood with him there, and proclaimed the name of the Lord. 6 And the Lord passed before him and proclaimed, “The Lord, the Lord God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abounding in goodness and truth, 7 keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, by no means clearing the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children and the children’s children to the third and the fourth generation.”

 

And although we as Israelites are commanded to obey the law and commands and this is conditional to our blessing none Israelites have not been told that they will be punished immediately for sin albeit they will be punished but as in Exodus 34 G-D is merciful and patient even with the wicked.

 

In fact G-D is VERY fair and just:

 

Psalm 25

A Psalm of David.

1 Unto thee, O LORD, do I lift up my soul.

2 O my God, I trust in thee: let me not be ashamed, let not mine enemies triumph over me.

3 Yea, let none that wait on thee be ashamed: let them be ashamed which transgress without cause.

4 Show me thy ways, O LORD; teach me thy paths.

5 Lead me in thy truth, and teach me: for thou art the God of my salvation on thee do I wait all the day.

6 Remember, O LORD, thy tender mercies and thy loving-kindnesses; for they have been ever of old.

7 Remember not the sins of my youth, nor my transgressions according to thy mercy remember thou me for thy goodness' sake, O LORD.

8 Good and upright is the LORD: therefore will he teach sinners in the way.

9 The meek will he guide in judgment: and the meek will he teach his way.

10 All the paths of the LORD are mercy and truth unto such as keep his covenant and his testimonies.

11 For thy name's sake, O LORD, pardon mine iniquity; for it is great.

12 What man is he that feareth the LORD? Him shall he teach in the way that he shall choose.

13 His soul shall dwell at ease; and his seed shall inherit the earth.

14 The secret of the LORD is with them that fear him; and he will show them his covenant.

15 Mine eyes are ever toward the LORD; for he shall pluck my feet out of the net.

16 Turn thee unto me, and have mercy upon me; for I am desolate and afflicted.

17 The troubles of my heart are enlarged bring thou me out of my distresses.

18 Look upon mine affliction and my pain; and forgive all my sins.

19 Consider mine enemies; for they are many; and they hate me with cruel hatred.

20 O keep my soul, and deliver me: let me not be ashamed; for I put my trust in thee.

21 Let integrity and uprightness preserve me; for I wait on thee.

22 Redeem Israel, O God, out of all his troubles.

Ezekiel 18

The word of the Lord came to me: 2 “What do you people mean by quoting this proverb about the land of Israel:“‘The parents eat sour grapes,    and the children’s teeth are set on edge’?

3 “As surely as I live, declares the Sovereign Lord, you will no longer quote this proverb in Israel. 4 For everyone belongs to me, the parent as well as the child—both alike belong to me. The one who sins is the one who will die.5 “Suppose there is a righteous man  who does what is just and right.6 He does not eat at the mountain shrines or look to the idols of Israel. He does not defile his neighbor’s wife or have sexual relations with a woman during her period.7 He does not oppress anyone   but returns what he took in pledge for a loan. He does not commit robber   but gives his food to the hungry   and provides clothing for the naked.8 He does not lend to them at interest or take a profit from them. He withholds his hand from doing wrong and judges fairly between two parties.9 He follows my decrees and faithfully keeps my laws. That man is righteous; he will surely live, declares the Sovereign Lord.

10 “Suppose he has a violent son, who sheds blood or does any of these other things[a]

11 (though the father has done none of them):“He eats at the mountain shrines.

He defiles his neighbor’s wife.12 He oppresses the poor and needy. He commits robbery. He does not return what he took in pledge. He looks to the idols. He does detestable things.13 He lends at interest and takes a profit. Will such a man live? He will not! Because he has done all these detestable things, he is to be put to death; his blood will be on his own head.14 “But suppose this son has a son who sees all the sins his father commits, and though he sees them, he does not do such things: 15 “He does not eat at the mountain shrines or look to the idols of Israel. He does not defile his neighbor’s wife.16 He does not oppress anyone or require a pledge for a loan. He does not commit robbery but gives his food to the hungry and provides clothing for the naked.17 He withholds his hand from mistreating the poor and takes no interest or profit from them. He keeps my laws and follows my decrees. He will not die for his father’s sin; he will surely live. 18 But his father will die for his own sin, because he practiced extortion, robbed his brother and did what was wrong among his people.19 “Yet you ask, ‘Why does the son not share the guilt of his father?’ Since the son has done what is just and right and has been careful to keep all my decrees, he will surely live. 20 The one who sins is the one who will die. The child will not share the guilt of the parent, nor will the parent share the guilt of the child. The righteousness of the righteous will be credited to them, and the wickedness of the wicked will be charged against them.21 “But if a wicked person turns away from all the sins they have committed and keeps all my decrees and does what is just and right, that person will surely live; they will not die. 22 None of the offenses they have committed will be remembered against them. Because of the righteous things they have done, they will live. 23 Do I take any pleasure in the death of the wicked? declares the Sovereign Lord. Rather, am I not pleased when they turn from their ways and live?24 “But if a righteous person turns from their righteousness and commits sin and does the same detestable things the wicked person does, will they live? None of the righteous things that person has done will be remembered. Because of the unfaithfulness they are guilty of and because of the sins they have committed, they will die.25 “Yet you say, ‘The way of the Lord is not just.’ Hear, you Israelites: Is my way unjust? Is it not your ways that are unjust? 26 If a righteous person turns from their righteousness and commits sin, they will die for it; because of the sin they have committed they will die. 27 But if a wicked person turns away from the wickedness they have committed and does what is just and right, they will save their life. 28 Because they consider all the offenses they have committed and turn away from them, that person will surely live; they will not die. 29 Yet the Israelites say, ‘The way of the Lord is not just.’ Are my ways unjust, people of Israel? Is it not your ways that are unjust?30 “Therefore, you Israelites, I will judge each of you according to your own ways, declares the Sovereign Lord. Repent! Turn away from all your offenses; then sin will not be your downfall. 31 Rid yourselves of all the offenses you have committed, and get a new heart and a new spirit. Why will you die, people of Israel? 32 For I take no pleasure in the death of anyone, declares the Sovereign Lord. Repent and live!

 

And we should never question HIS justice or complain see Lamentations 3

 

1 I Am the man that hath seen affliction by the rod of his wrath.

2 He hath led me, and brought me into darkness, but not into light.

3 Surely against me is he turned; he turneth his hand against me all the day.

4 My flesh and my skin hath he made old; he hath broken my bones.

5 He hath builded against me, and compassed me with gall and travail.

6 He hath set me in dark places, as they that be dead of old.

7 He hath hedged me about, that I cannot get out: he hath made my chain heavy.

8 Also when I cry and shout, he shutteth out my prayer.

9 He hath inclosed my ways with hewn stone, he hath made my paths crooked.

10 He was unto me as a bear lying in wait, and as a lion in secret places.

11 He hath turned aside my ways, and pulled me in pieces: he hath made me desolate.

12 He hath bent his bow, and set me as a mark for the arrow.

13 He hath caused the arrows of his quiver to enter into my reins.

14 I was derision to all my people; and their song all the day.

15 He hath filled me with bitterness; he hath made me drunken with wormwood.

16 He hath also broken my teeth with gravel stones; he hath covered me with ashes.

17 And thou hast removed my soul far off from peace: I forgat prosperity.

18 And I said, my strength and my hope is perished from the Lord:

19 Remembering mine affliction and my misery, the wormwood and the gall.

20 My soul hath them still in remembrance, and is humbled in me.

21 This I recall to my mind, therefore have I hope.

22 It is of the Lord's mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not.

23 They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.

24 The Lord is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in him.

25 The Lord is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him.

26 It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the Lord.

27 It is good for a man that he bear the yoke in his youth.

28 He sitteth alone and keepeth silence, because he hath borne it upon him.

29 He putteth his mouth in the dust; if so be there may be hope.

30 He giveth his cheek to him that smiteth him: he is filled full with reproach.

31 For the Lord will not cast off for ever:

32 But though he cause grief, yet will he have compassion according to the multitude of his mercies.

33 For he doth not afflict willingly nor grieve the children of men.

34 To crush under his feet all the prisoners of the earth.

35 To turn aside the right of a man before the face of the most High,

36 To subvert a man in his cause, the Lord approveth not.

37 Who is he that saith, and it cometh to pass, when the Lord commandeth it not?

38 Out of the mouth of the most High proceedeth not evil and good?

39 Wherefore doth a living man complain, a man for the punishment of his sins?

40 Let us search and try our ways, and turn again to the Lord.

41 Let us lift up our heart with our hands unto God in the heavens.

42 We have transgressed and have rebelled: thou hast not pardoned.

43 Thou hast covered with anger, and persecuted us: thou hast slain, thou hast not pitied.

44 Thou hast covered thyself with a cloud, that our prayer should not pass through.

45 Thou hast made us as the off scouring and refuse in the midst of the people.

46 All our enemies have opened their mouths against us.

47 Fear and a snare is come upon us, desolation and destruction.

48 Mine eye runneth down with rivers of water for the destruction of the daughter of my people.

49 Mine eye trickleth down, and ceaseth not, without any intermission.

50 Till the Lord look down, and behold from heaven.

51 Mine eye affecteth mine heart because of all the daughters of my city.

52 Mine enemies chased me sore, like a bird, without cause.

53 They have cut off my life in the dungeon, and cast a stone upon me.

54 Waters flowed over mine head; then I said, I am cut off.

55 I called upon thy name, O Lord, out of the low dungeon.

56 Thou hast heard my voice: hide not thine ear at my breathing, at my cry.

57 Thou drewest near in the day that I called upon thee: thou saidst, Fear not.

58 O Lord, thou hast pleaded the causes of my soul; thou hast redeemed my life.

59 O Lord, thou hast seen my wrong: judge thou my cause.

60 Thou hast seen all their vengeance and all their imaginations against me.

61 Thou hast heard their reproach, O Lord, and all their imaginations against me;

62 The lips of those that rose up against me, and their device against me all the day.

63 Behold their sitting down, and their rising up; I am their musick.

64 Render unto them a recompence, O Lord, according to the work of their hands.

65 Give them sorrow of heart, thy curse unto them.

66 Persecute and destroy them in anger from under the heavens of the Lord.

Psalm 7:11

11 God judgeth the righteous, and God is angry with the wicked every day.

Isaiah 55:7-9.

7 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.

8 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord.

9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.

We just cannot fathom HIS ways

Isaiah 40:28

28 Do you not know?  Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God,  the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom.

Job 11:7

((5 But oh that God would speak, and open his lips against thee;

6 And that he would shew thee the secrets of wisdom, that they are double to that which is! Know therefore that God exacteth of thee less than thine iniquity deserveth.))

7 Canst thou by searching find out God? canst thou find out the Almighty unto perfection?

Psalm 145:3

3 Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised; and his greatness is unsearchable.

 

We must therefore never give up hope and wait for the HOLY ONE to act and wait longingly.

 

Psalm 38:15-22

15 For in thee, O Lord, do I hope: thou wilt hear, O Lord my God.

16 For I said, Hear me, lest otherwise they should rejoice over me: when my foot slippeth, they magnify themselves against me.

17 For I am ready to halt, and my sorrow is continually before me.

18 For I will declare mine iniquity; I will be sorry for my sin.

19 But mine enemies are lively, and they are strong: and they that hate me wrongfully are multiplied.

20 They also that render evil for good are mine adversaries; because I follow the thing that good is.

21 Forsake me not, O Lord: O my God, be not far from me.

22 Make haste to help me, O Lord my salvation.

Psalm 39

I said, I will take heed to my ways, that I sin not with my tongue: I will keep my mouth with a bridle, while the wicked is before me.

2 I was dumb with silence, I held my peace, even from good; and my sorrow was stirred.

3 My heart was hot within me, while I was musing the fire burned: then spake I with my tongue,

4 Lord, make me to know mine end, and the measure of my days, what it is: that I may know how frail I am.

5 Behold, thou hast made my days as an handbreadth; and mine age is as nothing before thee: verily every man at his best state is altogether vanity. Selah.

6 Surely every man walketh in a vain shew: surely they are disquieted in vain: he heapeth up riches, and knoweth not who shall gather them.

7 And now, Lord, what wait I for? my hope is in thee.

8 Deliver me from all my transgressions: make me not the reproach of the foolish.

9 I was dumb, I opened not my mouth; because thou didst it.

10 Remove thy stroke away from me: I am consumed by the blow of thine hand.

11 When thou with rebukes dost correct man for iniquity, thou makest his beauty to consume away like a moth: surely every man is vanity. Selah.

12 Hear my prayer, O Lord, and give ear unto my cry; hold not thy peace at my tears: for I am a stranger with thee, and a sojourner, as all my fathers were.

13 O spare me, that I may recover strength, before I go hence, and be no more.

Psalm 27:14

14 Wait on the Lord; Be of good courage, And He shall strengthen your heart; Wait, I say, on the Lord!

Psalm 33:20

20  Our soul waits longingly for the Lord; • he is our help and our shield.

Psalm 40:1

I waited patiently for the Lord; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry.

Psalm 130:5

I wait for the LORD, my soul waits, and in his word I put my hope.

Proverbs 20:22 Say not thou, I will recompense evil; but wait on the Lord and he shall save thee.

 

In the end G-D will act:

 

Psalm 75

Unto thee, O God, do we give thanks, unto thee do we give thanks: for that thy name is near thy wondrous works declare.

2 When I shall receive the congregation I will judge uprightly.

3 The earth and all the inhabitants thereof are dissolved: I bear up the pillars of it. Selah.

4 I said unto the fools, Deal not foolishly: and to the wicked, Lift not up the horn:

5 Lift not up your horn on high: speak not with a stiff neck.

6 For promotion cometh neither from the east, nor from the west, nor from the south.

7 But God is the judge: he putteth down one, and setteth up another.

8 For in the hand of the Lord there is a cup, and the wine is red; it is full of mixture; and he poureth out of the same: but the dregs thereof, all the wicked of the earth shall wring them out, and drink them.

9 But I will declare for ever; I will sing praises to the God of Jacob.

10 All the horns of the wicked also will I cut off; but the horns of the righteous shall be exalted.

Psalm 36

1 The transgression of the wicked saith within my heart, that there is no fear of God before his eyes.

2 For he flattereth himself in his own eyes, until his iniquity be found to be hateful.

3 The words of his mouth are iniquity and deceit: he hath left off to be wise, and to do good.

4 He deviseth mischief upon his bed; he setteth himself in a way that is not good; he abhorreth not evil.

5 Thy mercy, O Lord, is in the heavens; and thy faithfulness reacheth unto the clouds.

6 Thy righteousness is like the great mountains; thy judgments are a great deep: O Lord, thou preservest man and beast.

7 How excellent is thy lovingkindness, O God! therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of thy wings.

8 They shall be abundantly satisfied with the fatness of thy house; and thou shalt make them drink of the river of thy pleasures.

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

10 O continue thy lovingkindness unto them that know thee; and thy righteousness to the upright in heart.

11 Let not the foot of pride come against me, and let not the hand of the wicked remove me.

12 There are the workers of iniquity fallen: they are cast down, and shall not be able to rise.

 

Psalm 92 G-d never lies Numbers 23:19 and just as HE told us we would go into captivity so HE also told us we would one day be free.

 

Psalm 92

1 It is a good thing to give thanks unto the Lord, and to sing praises unto thy name, O Most High:

2 To shew forth thy loving-kindness in the morning, and thy faithfulness every night,

3 Upon an instrument of ten strings, and upon the psaltery; upon the harp with a solemn sound.

4 For thou, Lord, hast made me glad through thy work: I will triumph in the works of thy hands.

5 O Lord, how great are thy works! and thy thoughts are very deep.

6 A brutish man knoweth not; neither doth a fool understand this.

7 When the wicked spring as the grass, and when all the workers of iniquity do flourish; it is that they shall be destroyed for ever:

8 But thou, Lord, art most high for evermore.

9 For, lo, thine enemies, O Lord, for, lo, thine enemies shall perish; all the workers of iniquity shall be scattered.

10 But my horn shalt thou exalt like the horn of an unicorn: I shall be anointed with fresh oil.

11 Mine eye also shall see my desire on mine enemies, and mine ears shall hear my desire of the wicked that rise up against me.

12 The righteous shall flourish like the palm tree: he shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon.

13 Those that be planted in the house of the Lord shall flourish in the courts of our God.

14 They shall still bring forth fruit in old age; they shall be fat and flourishing;

15 To shew that the Lord is upright: he is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in him.

 

Numbers 23:19

19 “God is not a man, that He should lie, Nor a son of man, that He should repent. Has He said, and will He not do?

 

I will end with the following Psalm (prayer).

 

Psalm 10

1 Why standest thou afar off, O LORD? Why hidest thou thyself in times of trouble?

2 The wicked in his pride doth persecute the poor: let them be taken in the devices that they have imagined.

3 For the wicked boasteth of his heart's desire, and blesseth the covetous, whom the LORD abhorreth.

4 The wicked, through the pride of his countenance, will not seek after God: God is not in all his thoughts.

5 His ways are always grievous; thy judgments are far above out of his sight: as for all his enemies, he puffeth at them.

6 He hath said in his heart, I shall not be moved: for I shall never be in adversity.

7 His mouth is full of cursing and deceit and fraud: under his tongue is mischief and vanity.

8 He sitteth in the lurking places of the villages: in the secret places doth he murder the innocent:

his eyes are privily set against the poor.

9 He lieth in wait secretly as a lion in his den: he lieth in wait to catch the poor: he doth catch the poor, when he draweth him into his net.

10 He croucheth, and humbleth himself, that the poor may fall by his strong ones.

11 He hath said in his heart, God hath forgotten: he hideth his face; he will never see it.

12 Arise, O LORD; O God, lift up thine hand: forget not the humble.

13 Wherefore doth the wicked contemn God? He hath said in his heart, Thou wilt not require it.

14 Thou hast seen it; for thou beholdest mischief and spite, to requite it with thy hand: the poor committeth himself unto thee; thou art the helper of the fatherless.

15 Break thou the arm of the wicked and the evil man: seek out his wickedness till thou find none.

16 The LORD is King forever and ever: the heathen are perished out of his land.

17 LORD, thou hast heard the desire of the humble: thou wilt prepare their heart, thou wilt cause thine ear to hear:

18 to judge the fatherless and the oppressed, that the man of the earth may no more oppress.

 

Let us not be deceived any longer and let us ask for deliverance from our one and only YAH.


Therefore, as it is written,
Do that which is right in the eyes of the LORD thy God.

 

Shalom, Shalom, People

 

Rosh Chodesh to All

 

Ham E. Lomotey,

Vice President

The LawKeepers, Co.

 

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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. 

 

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“For as the new heavens and the new earth, which I will make,

shall remain before me, saith the LORD,

so shall your seed and your name remain.

 

“And it shall come to pass, that from one new moon to another,

and from one sabbath to another,

shall all flesh come to worship before me,

saith the LORD.”

Isaiah 66:22,23

 

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“He appointed the moon for seasons…”

Psalm 104:19

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

“And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:”

 

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

 

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

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

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

on our solemn feast day.

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

Psalm 81:1 – 4

 

(A Psalm of Asaph, the Seer –

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

 

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

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

Numbers 10:10

 

Contrary to the belief of some Israelites, the moon does indeed shine!  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)

 

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

 

“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 31:17,18

 

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”

Exodus 20:8

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

“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 “HolySeventh Day Sabbath. 

 

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

Psalm 20:7

 

 

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

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

Psalm 9:10

 

“… The LORD God of your fathers,

the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac,

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

and this is my memorial unto all generations.”

Exodus 3:15

 

“Ye are my witnesses, saith the LORD, and my servant

whom I have chosen: that ye may know and believe me,

and understand that

I am he:

before me there was no God formed,

neither shall there be after me.

 

“I, even I, am the LORD;

and beside me there is no saviour.”

Isaiah 43:10,11

 

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The beginning of wisdom is the fear of the Lord. 

Next, is the keeping of HIS Laws.

 

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THE TORAH READINGS FOR THE NEW MOON,

AND GOD’s SEVENTH DAY SABBATHS

DURING THE MONTH OF

 

DECEMBER 2012 – JANUARY 11, 2013

 

(Corresponding with the TENTH 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!)

 

NEW MOON CRESCENT WATCH

FOR FIRST DAY OF THE MONTH: 

December 13,14,15, 2012

"But this shall be the covenant

that I will make with the house

of Israel; After those days, saith

the LORD, I will put my law in their

inward parts, and write it in their

hearts; and will be their God, and

they shall be my people." 

Jeremiah 31:33

 

Genesis 1:14 - 19

Exodus 10:1 - 3

Numbers 10:10

Numbers 28:11 – 15

I Samuel 20:18,24;24 - 29

Psalm 81:1 – 10

Isaiah 66:23

Ezekiel 45:17

Ezekiel 46:3

Exodus 10

 

 

Genesis Chapters 19 - 21

Leviticus 18th Chapter

Leviticus 20:13

Jeremiah 10:1 - 5

Joshua 24:1 - 10

Deuteronomy 23:17,18

Isaiah 3rd Chapter

Isaiah 13th Chapter

Jeremiah 48th Chapter

Jeremiah 49:1 - 6

Jeremiah 50th Chapter

Jeremiah 51st Chapter

I Kings 18:36 - 39

Amos 7:5 - 9

Psalm 84th Chapter

“Behold, I have taught you statutes

and judgments, even as the LORD my

God commanded me, that ye should

do so in the land whither ye go to possess

it. Keep therefore and do them; for this is

your wisdom and your understanding in the

sight of the nations, which shall hear all

these statutes, and say, Surely this great

nation is a wise and understanding

people.” Deuteronomy 4:5,6;

Only if thou carefully hearken unto the

voice of the LORD thy God, to observe to

do all these commandments which I

command thee this day.  

“…hearken unto the voice of the LORD

thy God, to observe to do all these

commandments which I command

thee this day.   Deuteronomy 15:5

 

SHABBOT READINGS – 12/22/12

 

Genesis 2:1 - 3

Exodus 16:29

Exodus 23:12  

Exodus 31:12 – 18

Exodus 35:2,3

Jeremiah 17:19 - 27

Deuteronomy 5:12 - 15

Isaiah 56:1 - 8

Isaiah 58:10 - 14

Genesis Chapters 22 - 24

Deuteronomy 5:22 - 33

Deuteronomy 8th Chapter

Deuteronomy 30:20

Deuteronomy 31:9 -13

Deuteronomy 32:46,47

Jeremiah 23:7,8

Jeremiah 30:7 - 11

Jeremiah 46:27,28

Zechariah 13:7 – 9

Ezekiel 20:34 – 44

I Kings 2:1 - 4

I Kings 3:5 – 14

Isaiah 26:1 - 13

Isaiah 66:18 - 24

Psalm 118:8 - 29

Psalm 121st Chapter

 

SHABBOT READINGS -  12/29/12

 

Genesis 2:1 - 3

Exodus 16:29

Exodus 23:12 

Exodus 31:12 – 18

Exodus 35:2,3

Jeremiah 17:19 - 27

Deuteronomy 5:12 - 15

Isaiah 56:1 - 8

Isaiah 58:10 - 14

Genesis Chapters 25 - 27 

II Samuel 8:14

I Kings 18:30 - 39

II Kings 17:33 - 41

I Chronicles 16:2 - 36

Psalm 14th Chapter

Lamentations 2nd Chapter

Obadiah

Ezekiel 28:25,26

Ezekiel 37th Chapter

Malachi 1st Chapter

Psalm 22nd Chapter

 

SHABBOT READINGS – 1/5/13

 

Genesis 2:1 - 3

Exodus 16:29

Exodus 23:12  

Exodus 31:12 – 18

Exodus 35:2,3

Jeremiah 17:19 - 27

Deuteronomy 5:12 - 15

Isaiah 56:1 - 8

Isaiah 58:10 - 14

Genesis Chapters 28 - 30

Genesis 35:1 - 7

Ezra 9:8 - 15

Isaiah 11th Chapter

Joel 1st Chapter

Joel 2nd Chapter

Joshua 1:1 - 18

Joshua 3:10 - 17

Joshua 4:1 - 14

 I Kings 18:31,32

Ezra 6:16 - 18

Ezekiel 47:13 - 23

Psalm 112th Chapter

 

SHABBOT READINGS – 1/12/13

 

Genesis 2:1 - 3

Exodus 16:29

Exodus 23:12  

Exodus 31:12 – 18

Exodus 35:2,3

Jeremiah 17:19 - 27

Deuteronomy 5:12 - 15

Isaiah 56:1 - 8

Isaiah 58:10 – 14

Genesis Chapters 31 - 33 

Leviticus 12th Chapter

Leviticus 15:19 - 33

Psalm 59th Chapter

Psalm 44th Chapter

II Kings 17:29 - 41

Psalm 41st Chapter

 

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(THE MEMORIAL OF BLOWING OF TRUMPETS)

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HALLELUYAH, HALLELUYAH, HALLELUYAH!!!

 

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

to divide the day from the night;

and LET THEM BE FOR SIGNS, and for SEASONS, and for DAYS, and YEARS:”

Genesis 1:14

 

“He [GOD] appointed the moon for seasons

the sun knoweth his going down.”

Psalm 104:19

 

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

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

which divideth the sea when the waves thereof roar;

The LORD of hosts is his name:

 

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

then the seed of Israel also shall cease

from being a nation before me for ever.”

Jeremiah 31:35,36 

 

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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: 

 

www.thelawkeepers.org

 

Click on “TORAH Readings.”

 

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QUESTIONS ON “OLD TESTAMENT” BIBLE TRIVIA TO PONDER:

 

 

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EDITORIAL PERSPECTIVE:

 

IT IS THAT TIME AGAIN

WHEN THERE IS WORSHIP OF A CHILD/MAN

AND A SANTA CLAUS

 

WHILE THE TRUE AND LIVING CREATOR GOD

IS ABSOLUTELY FORSAKEN!

 

November 29, 2012

 

Therefore will I scatter them as the stubble

that passeth away by the wind of the wilderness.

This is thy lot, the portion of thy measures from me, saith the Lord;

because thou hast forgotten me, and trusted in falsehood.

Jeremiah 13:24,25

 

ALTHOIUGH I MAKE MENTION OF THE PAGAN HOLIDAY CHRISTMAS, AS ALWAYS, MY MESSAGES ESSENTIALLY ARE ABOUT EXALTING THE CREATOR GOD THAT FORMED THE HEAVENS AND THE EARTH, MANKIND, AND ALL THINGS THEREIN!

 

I will mention the lovingkindnesses of the Lord, and the praises of the Lord,

according to all that the Lord hath bestowed on us,

and the great goodness toward the house of Israel, which he hath bestowed on them according to his mercies, and according to the multitude of his lovingkindnesses.

For he said, Surely they are my people, children that will not lie:

so he was their Saviour.

Isaiah 63:7,8

 

 

Yes, it is that time when two billion people sing about “Joy to the world, the lord has come” and about “Good will toward men” that never, ever manifests.  Yet, year after year, the hoopla continues amid wars, death, deadly diseases, hunger, and murder of thousands even every single day.  Unfortunately, people do not realize that those who believe in Christmas and sing about this so-called “JC saviour” the loudest are the ones who suffer the most. 

 

Honestly, if there were any truth to Christmas, for sure then “the Earth would receive their king”.  But this man-god, JC, was never a king, he was not anointed by GOD’s Minister, a Priest of the seed of Levi, and he certainly was not of the seed of King David.  This can easily be proved by searching the Hebrew Scriptures, but sadly, Christians do not seem to care but seem satisfied in believing these lies.  This man-god has caused two billion people to forsake the CREATOR GOD and observe holidays of foolishness, when LIFE is all about belief in the CREATOR and in HIS LAW!

 

“O LORD, the hope of Israel, all that forsake thee shall be ashamed, and they that depart from me shall be written in the earth, because they have forsaken the LORD, the fountain of living waters.”   Jeremiah 17:13

 

“That thou mayest love the LORD thy God, and that thou mayest obey his voice, and that thou mayest cleave unto him: for he is thy life, and the length of thy days: that thou mayest dwell in the land which the LORD sware unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give them.”   Deuteronomy 30:20

 

“For it is not a vain thing for you; because it is your life: and through this thing ye shall prolong your days in the land, whither ye go over Jordan to possess it.”   Deuteronomy 32:47

 

“…know thou the God of thy father, and serve him with a perfect heart and with a willing mind: for the LORD searcheth all hearts, and understandeth all the imaginations of the thoughts: if thou seek him, he will be found of thee; but if thou forsake him, he will cast thee off for ever.”   I Chronicles 28:9

 

If people would seek the GOD’s TRUTH, then they would find that the writers of the “New Testament” have fabricated the making of a false god, and they would understand their reasons for doing so.  The writers of the “New Testament” very much hated the GOD of Israel, hated HE has a Chosen People, and hated HIS strict and Righteous Walk of Life.  At every turn, Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, Paul, and the other writers contrived their own religious ideologies to replace the WORD OF GOD and HIS Judgments and make their appeals to the Gentiles (Acts 26:16,17).  Their big mistake is that they did not do their homework to thoroughly examine and analyze GOD’s interactions with HIS Chosen People and all that HE has Commanded of them.  Their “New” Christian religion did not mirror GOD’s Walk of Righteousness, but rather changed it altogether.  In presenting this new man-god, JC, they should have made him prove himself in order that people would know him to be a true god.  As it stands, no one can find substantial evidence of this JC man ever existing and much less that GOD sent him for any reason at all.

 

Shew the things that are to come hereafter, that we may know that ye are gods: yea, do good, or do evil, that we may be dismayed, and behold it together. Behold, ye are of nothing, and your work of nought: an abomination is he that chooseth you.

 

For I beheld, and there was no man; even among them, and there was no counsellor, that, when I asked of them, could answer a word. Behold, they are all vanity; their works are nothing: their molten images are wind and confusion.   Isaiah 41:23,2428,29

 

Likewise, this trumped up man-god is not a “saviour” and most certainly has saved no one but rather has deceived many including GOD’s Elect.

 

Where is the WORD OF GOD, specifically, THUS SAITH THE LORD, by way of HIS Prophets that Commands people to revere a man-god?  As much as the GOD of Israel loved King David, HE never said to worship him, as people worship JC.  We must not forget that the CREATOR GOD is a JEALOUS GOD, detests worship of another god, and Commands that we obey HIS LAW and worship ONLY HIM for HE will not give HIS GLORY to another.  People fail to realize that GOD’s LAW means as much to HIM as this world that HE has Created.

 

I am the Lord: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images.   Isaiah 42:8

 

The Lord is well pleased for his righteousness' sake; he will magnify the law, and make it honourable.   Isaiah 42:21

  

So, how can anyone be so naïve to believe in this pagan Christian and Christmas worship?  None of it has anything to do with worshipping the CREATOR GOD.

 

“And say thou unto them, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel; Cursed be the man that obeyeth not the words of this covenant, Which I commanded your fathers in the day that I brought them forth out of the land of Egypt, from the iron furnace, saying, Obey my voice, and do them, according to all which I command you: so shall ye be my people, and I will be your God: That I may perform the oath which I have sworn unto your fathers, to give them a land flowing with milk and honey, as it is this day. Then answered I, and said, So be it, O LORD. Then the LORD said unto me, Proclaim all these words in the cities of Judah, and in the streets of Jerusalem, saying, Hear ye the words of this covenant, and do them. For I earnestly protested unto your fathers in the day that I brought them up out of the land of Egypt, even unto this day, rising early and protesting, saying, Obey my voice. Yet they obeyed not, nor inclined their ear, but walked every one in the imagination of their evil heart: therefore I will bring upon them all the words of this covenant, which I commanded them to do; but they did them not. And the LORD said unto me, A conspiracy is found among the men of Judah, and among the inhabitants of Jerusalem.  They are turned back to the iniquities of their forefathers, which refused to hear my words; and they went after other gods to serve them: the house of Israel and the house of Judah have broken my covenant which I made with their fathers.”   Jeremiah 11:3 – 10

 

How can anyone completely ignore the WORD OF GOD and embrace the writers of the “New Testament” who have no grounds for their imaginations that they have made law for their sole purpose of hiding the GOD’s TRUTH!  GOD does not want to be compared with another, and why should HE when HE is the Most High CREATOR GOD of this Universe?

 

Did this so-called “saviour” Create the Heavens and the Earth?  No?  Then what did he do that the attention, Praise, and Glory that is due only to the CREATOR GOD was transferred to this “man”?

 

If the CREATOR GOD is the ONE that inflicts punishment for sin transgression, abominations, and worship of other gods, as HE has done with the FLOOD, the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, and with cursing HIS Beloved People, the Children of Israel, THEN to ignore HIM and HIS warnings to take heed to NOT worship other gods, such as the likes of this man invented by man only perpetuates more mayhem and infliction of pain, suffering, and Hell upon all peoples of GOD’s Earth.

 

My question to idol and Christian worshippers is what have these idols done for anyone to relieve the punishment, heartache, despair, and sadness that the CREATOR GOD has put upon the world?  And if people feel that these idols, including JC, have been of benefit, then why do they still endure death from disease, hunger, impoverishment, and captivity, as do GOD’s rebellious Covenant People (Deu. 28th Chapter)?  If the CREATOR GOD has cursed HIS People, the Children of Israel, and this Earth because of their sins, then do not be so naïve to believe that some man or anyone can change that which the CREATOR has executed!

 

“…the LORD shall scatter thee among all people, from the one end of the earth even unto the other; and there thou shalt serve other gods, which neither thou nor thy fathers have known, even wood and stone.”   Deuteronomy 28:64

 

And that would include the observance of Christmas and all these other pagan holidays!

 

IT IS NOT TOO LATE TO TAKE HEED AND SEEK THE TRUE AND LIVING GOD!

 

Then said the Lord unto me, Though Moses and Samuel stood before me, yet my mind could not be toward this people: cast them out of my sight, and let them go forth. And it shall come to pass, if they say unto thee, Whither shall we go forth? then thou shalt tell them, Thus saith the Lord; Such as are for death, to death; and such as are for the sword, to the sword; and such as are for the famine, to the famine; and such as are for the captivity, to the captivity. And I will appoint over them four kinds, saith the Lord: the sword to slay, and the dogs to tear, and the fowls of the heaven, and the beasts of the earth, to devour and destroy. And I will cause them to be removed into all kingdoms of the earth, because of Manasseh the son of Hezekiah king of Judah, for that which he did in Jerusalem. For who shall have pity upon thee, O Jerusalem? or who shall bemoan thee? or who shall go aside to ask how thou doest? Thou hast forsaken me, saith the Lord, thou art gone backward: therefore will I stretch out my hand against thee, and destroy thee; I am weary with repenting. And I will fan them with a fan in the gates of the land; I will bereave them of children, I will destroy my people since they return not from their ways.   Jeremiah 15:1 - 7

 

Thou hast despised mine holy things, and hast profaned my sabbaths.

 

And one hath committed abomination with his neighbour's wife; and another hath lewdly defiled his daughter in law; and another in thee hath humbled his sister, his father's daughter. In thee have they taken gifts to shed blood; thou hast taken usury and increase, and thou hast greedily gained of thy neighbours by extortion, and hast forgotten me, saith the Lord God.

 

“I the LORD have spoken it, and will do it. And I will scatter thee among the heathen, and disperse thee in the countries, and will consume thy filthiness out of thee. And thou shalt take thine inheritance in thyself in the sight of the heathen, and thou shalt know that I am the Lord.   Ezekiel 22:8,11,12,14 – 16

 

The CREATOR GOD expects all Peoples to respect HIS Ways of Living in Righteousness – not just HIS Covenant People, and those who hate HIM and HIS Ways will pay the consequences! 

 

O Lord, though our iniquities testify against us, do thou it for thy name's sake: for our backslidings are many; we have sinned against thee. O the hope of Israel, the saviour thereof in time of trouble, why shouldest thou be as a stranger in the land, and as a wayfaring man that turneth aside to tarry for a night?   Jeremiah 14:7,8

 

If the Hebrew Scriptures in the “Old Testament” prove that the CREATOR GOD, thru HIS Judgments IS GOD, and that we have sinned against HIM, then HE is the ONLY ONE WE MUST OBEY, SERVE, AND WORSHIP AND ACCORDING TO HIS WAYS – NOT according to our imaginations.

 

The CREATOR GOD has said that HE is the SAVIOR and that there is none else.  And because HE HAS saved the Israelites out of Egyptian bondage and countless other times, then HE is indeed the SAVIOR, and I assure you, HE wants all the GLORY!  We do not need JC!

 

“And didst see the affliction of our fathers in Egypt, and heardest their cry by the Red sea; And shewedst signs and wonders upon Pharaoh, and on all his servants, and on all the people of his land: for thou knewest that they dealt proudly against them. So didst thou get thee a name, as it is this day.   Nehemiah 9:9,10

 

“And madest known unto them thy holy sabbath, and commandedst them precepts, statutes, and laws, by the hand of Moses thy servant:   Nehemiah 9:14

 

Nevertheless they were disobedient, and rebelled against thee, and cast thy law behind their backs, and slew thy prophets which testified against them to turn them to thee, and they wrought great provocations. Therefore thou deliveredst them into the hand of their enemies, who vexed them: and in the time of their trouble, when they cried unto thee, thou heardest them from heaven; and according to thy manifold mercies thou gavest them saviours, who saved them out of the hand of their enemies. But after they had rest, they did evil again before thee: therefore leftest thou them in the land of their enemies, so that they had the dominion over them: yet when they returned, and cried unto thee, thou heardest them from heaven; and many times didst thou deliver them according to thy mercies;   Nehemiah 9:26 – 28

 

FORGIVE, FATHER OF ABRAHAM, AND JUST SAVE THY PEOPLE ONE MORE TIME AND THE STRANGER THAT TURNS TO YOU!

 

We acknowledge, O Lord, our wickedness, and the iniquity of our fathers: for we have sinned against thee. Do not abhor us, for thy name's sake, do not disgrace the throne of thy glory: remember, break not thy covenant with us. Are there any among the vanities of the Gentiles that can cause rain? or can the heavens give showers? art not thou he, O Lord our God? therefore we will wait upon thee: for thou hast made all these things.   Jeremiah 14:20 - 22

 

OF A TRUTH, THE CREATOR GOD PROMISES MERCY FOR THOSE WHO WILL OBEDIENTLY RETURN TO HIM!

 

“They shall not hunger nor thirst; neither shall the heat nor sun smite them: for he that hath mercy on them shall lead them, even by the springs of water shall he guide them.”   Isaiah 49:10

 

Therefore say, Thus saith the Lord God; Although I have cast them far off among the heathen, and although I have scattered them among the countries, yet will I be to them as a little sanctuary in the countries where they shall come.  Therefore say, Thus saith the Lord God; I will even gather you from the people, and assemble you out of the countries where ye have been scattered, and I will give you the land of Israel.   Ezekiel 11:16,17

 

And in that day there shall be a root of Jesse, which shall stand for an ensign of the people; to it shall the Gentiles seek: and his rest shall be glorious.   Isaiah 11:10

 

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.   Isaiah 54:5

 

“Thus saith the LORD, As the new wine is found in the cluster, and one saith, Destroy it not; for a blessing is in it: so will I do for my servants' sakes, that I may not destroy them all. And I will bring forth a seed out of Jacob, and out of Judah an inheritor of my mountains: and mine elect shall inherit it, and my servants shall dwell there. And Sharon shall be a fold of flocks, and the valley of Achor a place for the herds to lie down in, for my people that have sought me.”   Isaiah 65:8 - 10

 

Is it not time to give the CREATOR GOD an opportunity to prove HIMSELF?  What have people who worship gods that are made of wood, stone, and pen got to lose?  Therefore give the CREATOR GOD a chance for we have none at all with false gods.

 

FOR ALL HIS WORKS HE HAS BROUGHT TO FRUITION, THE CREATOR GOD IS GREAT, AND HE MUST BE PRAISED AND GIVEN ALL THE GLORY!

 

“Forasmuch as there is none like unto thee, O LORD; thou art great, and thy name is great in might.

 

Thus shall ye say unto them, The gods that have not made the heavens and the earth, even they shall perish from the earth, and from under these heavens. He hath made the earth by his power, he hath established the world by his wisdom, and hath stretched out the heavens by his discretion.  When he uttereth his voice, there is a multitude of waters in the heavens, and he causeth the vapours to ascend from the ends of the earth; he maketh lightnings with rain, and bringeth forth the wind out of his treasures.

 

The portion of Jacob is not like them: for he is the former of all things; and Israel is the rod of his inheritance: The LORD of hosts is his name.”   Jeremiah 10:6,11 – 13,16

 

“And say thou unto them, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel; Cursed be the man that obeyeth not the words of this covenant, Which I commanded your fathers in the day that I brought them forth out of the land of Egypt, from the iron furnace, saying, Obey my voice, and do them, according to all which I command you: so shall ye be my people, and I will be your God: That I may perform the oath which I have sworn unto your fathers, to give them a land flowing with milk and honey, as it is this day. Then answered I, and said, So be it, O LORD. Then the LORD said unto me, Proclaim all these words in the cities of Judah, and in the streets of Jerusalem, saying, Hear ye the words of this covenant, and do them. For I earnestly protested unto your fathers in the day that I brought them up out of the land of Egypt, even unto this day, rising early and protesting, saying, Obey my voice.

 

They are turned back to the iniquities of their forefathers, which refused to hear my words; and they went after other gods to serve them: the house of Israel and the house of Judah have broken my covenant which I made with their fathers.”   Jeremiah 11:3 – 7,10

 

If this so-called “saviour” did not Create the Heavens and the Earth, then why worship him?  Should we not worship the GOD that formed us?

 

IT IS WHAT’S WRITTEN IN THE “NEW TESTAMENT” THAT MAKES THIS BOOK SUSPECT – ALL BECAUSE THE WRITINGS CONTRADICT WHAT THE CREATOR GOD HAS SAID AND WHAT HE GAVE TO HIS PROPHETS TO LEAVE FOR OUR UNDERSTANDING OF HIM!

 

The CREATOR GOD IS A JEALOUS GOD, and because of that, HE would never tell anyone to worship JC or any man or idol, and HE certainly would not condone books that suggest this idol worship.  The “New Testament” is certainly one of these books.

 

“Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him.”  Matthew 2:2

 

“And it came to pass, while he blessed them, he was parted from them, and carried up into heaven. And they worshipped him, and returned to Jerusalem with great joy:”   Luke 24:51,52

 

The “New Testament” teaches, “God sent the Son into the world, not to condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through him (Jn 3:17, cf. Jn 12:47).”  The GOD’s TRUTH is that HE did not send JC!

 

“And said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it behoved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day: And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. And ye are witnesses of these things.”   Luke 24:46 - 48

 

“Comfort ye, comfort ye my people, saith your God. Speak ye comfortably to Jerusalem, and cry unto her, that her warfare is accomplished, that her iniquity is pardoned: for she hath received of the LORD'S hand double for all her sins.”   Isaiah 40:1,2

 

“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 55:7

 

“Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.

 

Behold, I will bring it health and cure, and I will cure them, and will reveal unto them the abundance of peace and truth. And I will cause the captivity of Judah and the captivity of Israel to return, and will build them, as at the first.  And I will cleanse them from all their iniquity, whereby they have sinned against me; and I will pardon all their iniquities, whereby they have sinned, and whereby they have transgressed against me.”   Jeremiah 33:3,6 – 8

 

“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

 

“But now thus saith the LORD that created thee, O Jacob, and he that formed thee, O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine.”   Isaiah 43:1

 

“Thou shalt fear the LORD thy God; him shalt thou serve, and to him shalt thou cleave, and swear by his name.”   Deuteronomy 10:20

 

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

 

“All the commandments which I command thee this day shall ye observe to do, that ye may live, and multiply, and go in and possess the land which the LORD sware unto your fathers.  And thou shalt remember all the way which the LORD thy God led thee these forty years in the wilderness, to humble thee, and to prove thee, to know what was in thine heart, whether thou wouldest keep his commandments, or no.  And he humbled thee, and suffered thee to hunger, and fed thee with manna, which thou knewest not, neither did thy fathers know; that he might make thee know that man doth not live by bread only, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of the LORD doth man live.”   Deuteronomy 8:1 - 3

 

And, as we well know, the “New Testament” does not speak according to GOD’s WORD. It teaches a fraud in order that GOD’s WORD will be rejected and ultimately forgotten!  How many times, O LORD, have I said that people do not need JC?!

 

The CREATOR GOD wants ALL THE GLORY, and HE wants all mankind to TRUST IN HIM!

 

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

 

“Trust ye in the LORD for ever: for in the LORD JEHOVAH is everlasting strength:”   Isaiah 26:4

 

“Behold, the Lord GOD will help me; who is he that shall condemn me? lo, they all shall wax old as a garment; the moth shall eat them up. Who is among you that feareth the LORD, that obeyeth the voice of his servant, that walketh in darkness, and hath no light? let him trust in the name of the LORD, and stay upon his God.”   Isaiah 50:9,10

 

“My righteousness is near; my salvation is gone forth, and mine arms shall judge the people; the isles shall wait upon me, and on mine arm shall they trust.”   Isaiah 51:5

 

“When thou criest, let thy companies deliver thee; but the wind shall carry them all away; vanity shall take them: but he that putteth his trust in me shall possess the land, and shall inherit my holy mountain;”   Isaiah 57:13

 

“This is thy lot, the portion of thy measures from me, saith the LORD; because thou hast forgotten me, and trusted in falsehood.”   Jeremiah 13:25

 

“Thus saith the LORD; Cursed be the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the LORD.”   Jeremiah 17:5

 

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

 

Christians say that JC is the “Son of God”.  Is he really?  Who said so?  It certainly wasn’t the CREATOR GOD.  If HE had said so, then where is HIS WORD on this man being born of an unfounded “holy ghost” and supposedly sent for people to worship?  Find it, and prove me wrong.  The CREATOR GOD did not impregnate this “virgin Mary”, and nowhere in the Hebrew Scriptures was this ever the practice.  Men always gave seed to women for childbirth.  This “virgin birth” was written in the “New Testament” to give appeal to this newly formed religion.  The writers’ hopes were to make this Christian saviour a “God of Love” that would replace the Judgmental CREATOR GOD that despised sin, evil, and wickedness in hopes that all peoples would embrace it.  It worked, but the tale and the belief in this man-god is based totally on lies. 

 

Let me show you a correlation between the false prophets of Israel and the writers of the “New Testament”.

 

Then said I, Ah, Lord God! behold, the prophets say unto them, Ye shall not see the sword, neither shall ye have famine; but I will give you assured peace in this place. Then the Lord said unto me, The prophets prophesy lies in my name: I sent them not, neither have I commanded them, neither spake unto them: they prophesy unto you a false vision and divination, and a thing of nought, and the deceit of their heart.   Jeremiah 14:13,14

 

The “New Testament” teaches peace with belief in JC, and nothing could be further from the GOD’s TRUTH.  The writers of the “New Testament” are on record for stating that they were “inspired” to write this book.  Inspired by whom???  If what they have written is not in the Hebrew Scriptures, i.e., found in the WORD OF GOD by way of THUS SAITH THE LORD, then all that they have written is a false vision and of a false divination – the deceit of their own evil hearts.

 

Yet people totally believe in this JC, even though he is not the “Son of God”, he is not a prophet, and in no way did the CREATOR GOD send him to HIS rebellious people that HE had scattered from the Land hundreds of years before this so-called “JC Coming”. 

 

People who worship JC or other false gods should ask themselves why GOD would destroy HIS Holy Temple, devastate HIS Holy Land, and scatter HIS Chosen People into the “Four Corners of the Earth”. They should also ask why GOD does nothing about the peoples who suffer untold tribulations and who live lives of unspeakable destitution in squalor without any way out.  These are questions that can shed light on the chaos and mayhem that grips this planet because the answers are that the Children of Israel and their kings forsook their loving GOD and turned to false gods that obviously cannot save for they are yet outcasts of their own Land.   

 

The writers of the “New Testament” did not hearken to the WORD of GOD, either.  They spread their own theology thinking to cause Israelites and all peoples to forget the Holy Name of the GOD of Israel by their invention of a “God of Love” that does not judge but forgives and saves and suffers so that his believers won’t have to.  But these “New Testament” writes did not realize the full extent of just how much the CREATOR hated the worship of false gods.  They knew that the Children of Israel were scattered for idolatry, but they had no idea that this world of peoples would also suffer for this same great abomination.  If the CREATOR GOD of Israel will go so far as to erase the name of the Children of Israel from being a nation and cause them to endure a brutal Slave Trade and captivity in the lands of their enemies, then how much more will HE do to other nations who are not HIS Chosen for bowing to gods made of stone and other elements that GOD, HIMSELF had made?  How absurd is that?!  Hence, since the CREATOR GOD is a GOD at hand and fills Heaven and Earth, it behooves all nations to seek HIM and seek to know HIS WORD and HIS Ways that HE has Commanded of the peoples HE Created.

 

Am I a God at hand, saith the LORD, and not a God afar off?  Can any hide himself in secret places that I shall not see him? saith the LORD. Do not I fill heaven and earth? saith the LORD.”   Jeremiah 23:24

 

The wise know that this man, JC (or any other idol) cannot replace the ONE True and Living CREATOR GOD.   The wise also know from reading the Hebrew Scriptures that when people do not follow the Ways of the CREATOR GOD, there will be Hell to pay and Redemption for those who hearken unto HIM! 

 

AND EXACTLY WHO IS THIS CREATOR GOD?

 

“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

 

“And the Redeemer shall come to Zion, and unto them that turn from transgression in Jacob, saith the LORD.  As for me, this is my covenant with them, saith the LORD; My spirit that is upon thee, and my words which I have put in thy mouth, shall not depart out of thy mouth, nor out of the mouth of thy seed, nor out of the mouth of thy seed's seed, saith the LORD, from henceforth and for ever.”   Isaiah 59:20,21

 

“Behold, I will gather them out of all countries, whither I have driven them in mine anger, and in my fury, and in great wrath; and I will bring them again unto this place, and I will cause them to dwell safely: And they shall be my people, and I will be their God: And I will give them one heart, and one way, that they may fear me for ever, for the good of them, and of their children after them: And I will make an everlasting covenant with them, that I will not turn away from them, to do them good; but I will put my fear in their hearts, that they shall not depart from me. Yea, I will rejoice over them to do them good, and I will plant them in this land assuredly with my whole heart and with my whole soul. For thus saith the LORD; Like as I have brought all this great evil upon this people, so will I bring upon them all the good that I have promised them.”   Jeremiah 32:37 - 42

 

That which GOD did say was that “Israel is my son, even my firstborn” (Isaiah 4:22).  And as we well know Jacob, son of Isaac, is responsible for bringing all the Twelve Tribes into this world, and it was not by way of any “holy ghost”. 

 

Thus, how can any credibility be given to this “Son of God” called JC and this commercial Christmas that is aligned with him?  The invention of this man-god is a direct and insane act to defy the CREATOR GOD.  How so?  The CREATOR is a Jealous GOD whose Holy Name is JEALOUS, and HIS very First Commandment verifies HIS WORD and HIS stand on serving and worshipping another god.  HE has made it quite clear over and over again what HE has required of HIS Chosen People and Gentiles/Strangers to do. 

 

“And Moses commanded them, saying, At the end of every seven years, in the solemnity of the year of release, in the feast of tabernacles,  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:”   Deuteronomy 31:11,12

 

Thus, the CREATOR GOD has Commanded that we keep ALL HIS Laws, Statutes, and Judgments, which HE never changed since CREATION of HIS Heavens and Earth.  So, why would GOD replace any of HIS Ways of living a Righteous Life with the likes of  the ways and worship of a man?  It makes no sense!  Also, if the CREATOR GOD gave HIS People the Land of Israel on condition they live by HIS LAWS and promised them protection from their enemies, and even said that upon bringing them out of global captivity that HE would put HIS LAW in their hearts and cause them to inherit the Land forever, so that HE would be Glorified, just think how this same CREATOR GOD will Bless those who are not of the SEED of Israel if they will turn to HIM to worship HIM according to HIS Book of the Law.

 

And God spake all these words, saying, I am the Lord thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. Thou shalt have no other gods before me. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me; And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.   Exodus 20:1 – 6

 

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

 

And now, Israel, what doth the Lord thy God require of thee, but to fear the Lord thy God, to walk in all his ways, and to love him, and to serve the Lord thy God with all thy heart and with all thy soul, To keep the commandments of the Lord, and his statutes, which I command thee this day for thy good?   Deuteronomy 10:12,13

 

“Also the sons of the stranger, that join themselves to the LORD, to serve him, and to love the name of the LORD, to be his servants, every one that keepeth the sabbath from polluting it, and taketh hold of my covenant; Even them will I bring to my holy mountain, and make them joyful in my house of prayer: their burnt offerings and their sacrifices shall be accepted upon mine altar; for mine house shall be called an house of prayer for all people. The Lord GOD which gathereth the outcasts of Israel saith, Yet will I gather others to him, beside those that are gathered unto him.”   Isaiah 56:6 – 8

 

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

 

If GOD’s LAWS are in place for people to live and do in order to live a Righteous life, why on Earth would HE change them one iota?  Change none of them, and reckon and judge all that you believe up against this Glorious and Righteous LAW!

 

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

 

The punishment for defying the CREATOR GOD is harsh and more than one can bear.  Throughout the “Old Testament” we can learn about the consequences GOD’s beloved Children of Israel endured for forsaking HIM for false gods and for rejecting HIS LAW.  And believe me, it is not good – even unto this day HIS People suffer at the hands of their enemies for their/our disobedience.

 

“And the LORD saith, Because they have forsaken my law which I set before them, and have not obeyed my voice, neither walked therein; But have walked after the imagination of their own heart, and after Baalim, which their fathers taught them: Therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Behold, I will feed them, even this people, with wormwood, and give them water of gall to drink. I will scatter them also among the heathen, whom neither they nor their fathers have known: and I will send a sword after them, till I have consumed them.

 

Thus saith the LORD, Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty man glory in his might, let not the rich man glory in his riches:”   Jeremiah 9:13 – 16, 23

 

“They are turned back to the iniquities of their forefathers, which refused to hear my words; and they went after other gods to serve them: the house of Israel and the house of Judah have broken my covenant which I made with their fathers.”   Jeremiah 11:10

 

The GOD of Israel has left much information for us to consider for discerning the GOD’s TRUTH from lies and deception.  One outstanding scenario that the GOD of Israel used to prove a point for ancient Israelites and even for us living today was when HE had HIS Prophet Jeremiah to dig up the bones of wicked prophets and Levitical priests who had worshipped other gods.  The CREATOR wisely had Jeremiah grind these bones to dust and to spread it before the sun, moon, and the other false gods they worshipped.

 

“At that time, saith the LORD, they shall bring out the bones of the kings of Judah, and the bones of his princes, and the bones of the priests, and the bones of the prophets, and the bones of the inhabitants of Jerusalem, out of their graves:  And they shall spread them before the sun, and the moon, and all the host of heaven, whom they have loved, and whom they have served, and after whom they have walked, and whom they have sought, and whom they have worshipped: they shall not be gathered, nor be buried; they shall be for dung upon the face of the earth.”   Jeremiah 8:1,2

 

“Then shall the cities of Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem go, and cry unto the gods unto whom they offer incense: but they shall not save them at all in the time of their trouble.”   Jeremiah 11:12

 

The CREATOR GOD wanted to prove that there is nothing to gain from worshipping other gods.  Though these people turned to false gods and believed in them, the CREATOR proved that they were not able to spare them from the death and shame that GOD had brought upon them.

 

“See now that I, even I, am he, and there is no god with me: I kill, and I make alive; I wound, and I heal: neither is there any that can deliver out of my hand. For I lift up my hand to heaven, and say, I live forever.”   Deuteronomy 32:39,40

 

The people who do worship JC and observe these man-made pagan holidays that exalt him have good reason to wonder about what GOD had Jeremiah to do.  And anyone seeking to know the GOD’s TRUTH and to understand HIS Way of Life will delve further in the WORD OF GOD for only therein is the WAY we must walk if we choose to live in GOD’s Righteousness.

 

Why GOD’s WORD, which is only found in the “Old Testament” is not brought forward and weighed up against the inspired imaginative writings of the “New Testament” is a mystery to me – as big a mystery as is the man-made so-called “saviour of the world” who has saved no one or ended the wickedness that prevails!

 

“Thou shalt also consider in thine heart, that, as a man chasteneth his son, so the LORD thy God chasteneth thee.  Therefore thou shalt keep the commandments of the LORD thy God, to walk in his ways, and to fear him.”   Deuteronomy 8:5,6

 

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

 

“See, I have set before thee this day life and good, and death and evil; In that I command thee this day to love the LORD thy God, to walk in his ways, and to keep his commandments and his statutes and his judgments, that thou mayest live and multiply: and the LORD thy God shall bless thee in the land whither thou goest to possess it.”   Deuteronomy 30:15,16

 

“And though the Lord give you the bread of adversity, and the water of affliction, yet shall not thy teachers be removed into a corner any more, but thine eyes shall see thy teachers: And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left.”   Isaiah 30:20,21

 

Another teaching of the “New Testament” is not to judge others:  “Judge not that ye be not judged.”  How ridiculous is that!!!  This is a direct contradiction of GOD’s Commandment to JUDGE RIGHTEOUSLY.

 

Given the “New Testament” doctrine on NOT judging others, how can people be directed to walk in GOD’s GOOD WAY and to do that which is “Lawful and Right” in HIS EYES?

 

“Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk therein.”   Jeremiah 6:16     

 

What could be wrong with telling someone, “Brother, you are profaning GOD’s Holy Seventh Day Sabbath when you work, teach, and hold services on this day that HE Hallowed for Complete REST and Commanded that people stay in their places on this Holy Day”?  Or, “Sister, the CREATOR GOD has Commanded that we not follow the ways of the heathen. HE never ordained Hanukka and Purim or Christmas, as they are pagan and man-made holidays.”  Also, “Brother, we are Commanded NOT to eat swine, as it is unclean and not intended for human consumption”.  People need to know what THUS SAITH THE LORD and what HE has Commanded of us for life on HIS Earth. 

 

People, past and present, who condemn what GOD Commanded are proved to be HIS enemies.  I cannot stress enough that GOD Commands HIS Righteous Judgments be enacted, so that there will be no place for wickedness.  Also, we must remember how it pleased the GOD of Israel for King Solomon to ask for “an understanding heart TO JUDGE” GOD’s People.

 

“And I charged your judges at that time, saying, Hear the causes between your brethren, and judge righteously between every man and his brother, and the stranger that is with him. Ye shall not respect persons in judgment; but ye shall hear the small as well as the great; ye shall not be afraid of the face of man; for the judgment is God's: and the cause that is too hard for you, bring it unto me, and I will hear it.”   Deuteronomy 1:16,17

 

“Cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet, and shew my people their transgression, and the house of Jacob their sins.”   Isaiah 58:1

 

“For I the LORD love judgment, I hate robbery for burnt offering; and I will direct their work in truth, and I will make an everlasting covenant with them.”   Isaiah 61:8

 

“In Gibeon the LORD appeared to Solomon in a dream by night: and God said, Ask what I shall give thee. And Solomon said, Thou hast shewed unto thy servant David my father great mercy, according as he walked before thee in truth, and in righteousness, and in uprightness of heart with thee; and thou hast kept for him this great kindness, that thou hast given him a son to sit on his throne, as it is this day.  And now, O LORD my God, thou hast made thy servant king instead of David my father: and I am but a little child: I know not how to go out or come in. And thy servant is in the midst of thy people which thou hast chosen, a great people, that cannot be numbered nor counted for multitude. Give therefore thy servant an understanding heart to judge thy people, that I may discern between good and bad: for who is able to judge this thy so great a people? And the speech pleased the Lord, that Solomon had asked this thing.  And God said unto him, Because thou hast asked this thing, and hast not asked for thyself long life; neither hast asked riches for thyself, nor hast asked the life of thine enemies; but hast asked for thyself understanding to discern judgment;  Behold, I have done according to thy words: lo, I have given thee a wise and an understanding heart; so that there was none like thee before thee, neither after thee shall any arise like unto thee.”   I Kings 3:6 - 12

 

It goes without saying that the “New Testament” teaches against what THUS SAITH THE LORD and in doing so, it has caused the world to be deceived and to forsake the ONE True and Living GOD.  This grave transgression is not without consequences.

 

“…The hand of our God is upon all them for good that seek him; but his power and his wrath is against all them that forsake him.”   Ezra 8:22

 

“But ye are they that forsake the LORD, that forget my holy mountain, that prepare a table for that troop, and that furnish the drink offering unto that number. Therefore will I number you to the sword, and ye shall all bow down to the slaughter: because when I called, ye did not answer; when I spake, ye did not hear; but did evil before mine eyes, and did choose that wherein I delighted not.”   Isaiah 65:11,12

 

“Because my people hath forgotten me, they have burned incense to vanity, and they have caused them to stumble in their ways from the ancient paths, to walk in paths, in a way not cast up;  To make their land desolate, and a perpetual hissing; every one that passeth thereby shall be astonished, and wag his head. I will scatter them as with an east wind before the enemy; I will shew them the back, and not the face, in the day of their calamity.”   Jeremiah 18:15 - 17

 

Not only did GOD’s Chosen People forsake HIM, but they also rejected HIS LAW, and paid dearly for this great transgression.

 

“And the LORD saith, Because they have forsaken my law which I set before them, and have not obeyed my voice, neither walked therein; But have walked after the imagination of their own heart, and after Baalim, which their fathers taught them: Therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Behold, I will feed them, even this people, with wormwood, and give them water of gall to drink. I will scatter them also among the heathen, whom neither they nor their fathers have known: and I will send a sword after them, till I have consumed them.”   Jeremiah 9:13 – 16

 

“And it shall come to pass, when thou shalt shew this people all these words, and they shall say unto thee, Wherefore hath the LORD pronounced all this great evil against us? or what is our iniquity? or what is our sin that we have committed against the LORD our God?  Then shalt thou say unto them, Because your fathers have forsaken me, saith the LORD, and have walked after other gods, and have served them, and have worshipped them, and have forsaken me, and have not kept my law; And ye have done worse than your fathers; for, behold, ye walk every one after the imagination of his evil heart, that they may not hearken unto me: Therefore will I cast you out of this land into a land that ye know not, neither ye nor your fathers; and there shall ye serve other gods day and night; where I will not shew you favour.”   Jeremiah 16:10 – 13

 

“Hear ye, and give ear; be not proud: for the LORD hath spoken. Give glory to the LORD your God, before he cause darkness, and before your feet stumble upon the dark mountains, and, while ye look for light, he turn it into the shadow of death, and make it gross darkness.”   Jeremiah 13:15,16

 

People do not take the “Old Testament” seriously, and this is a grave crime against the CREATOR GOD.  All the knowledge we need to know is in the “Old Testament” under THUS SAITH THE LORD and GOD’s WORD to HIS Prophets.  Not one of GOD’s Prophets wrote one word in this “New Testament”.  However, the “New Testament” writers took full control and direction in establishing Christianity and umpteen Christian denominations that ALL reject GOD’s WORD and HIS LAW, which HE is responsible for publishing in HIS Book of the Law and throughout the Hebrew Scriptures at the hands of Righteous men of GOD.  If the “New Testament” teachings were a WORK of the CREATOR GOD, then they would teach solely all that the CREATOR GOD has Commanded.  Unbeknownst to many, it is a sin to add to GOD’s LAW and to diminish from it.  The “New Testament” has done both!  And it is also very unwise to reject knowledge of the CREATOR GOD.

 

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

 

“Cursed be he that confirmeth not all the words of this law to do them. And all the people shall say…”   Deuteronomy 27:26

 

“My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.”   Hosea 4:6

 

The GOD of Israel compared HIS evil and rebellious People, the Children of Israel to a girdle that had been marred from being hidden in the Euphrates for many days.

 

“Then I went to Euphrates, and digged, and took the girdle from the place where I had hid it: and, behold, the girdle was marred, it was profitable for nothing. Then the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, Thus saith the LORD, After this manner will I mar the pride of Judah, and the great pride of Jerusalem.  This evil people, which refuse to hear my words, which walk in the imagination of their heart, and walk after other gods, to serve them, and to worship them, shall even be as this girdle, which is good for nothing. For as the girdle cleaveth to the loins of a man, so have I caused to cleave unto me the whole house of Israel and the whole house of Judah, saith the LORD; that they might be unto me for a people, and for a name, and for a praise, and for a glory: but they would not hear.”   Jeremiah 13:7 – 11

 

When the CREATOR GOD of Israel says “Learn not the ways of the heathen…for the customs of the people are vain”, we need to listen.  When we adopt the customs of the heathen (Christmas and all the ways of the Gentiles), we become marred just like this girdle, but in our thoughts, beliefs, and in our doings.

 

“Hear ye the word which the LORD speaketh unto you, O house of Israel:  Thus saith the LORD, Learn not the way of the heathen, and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven; for the heathen are dismayed at them. For the customs of the people are vain: for one cutteth a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workman, with the axe. They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it move not. They are upright as the palm tree, but speak not: they must needs be borne, because they cannot go. Be not afraid of them; for they cannot do evil, neither also is it in them to do good.”   Jeremiah 10:1 – 5

 

Kids are bamboozled about a Santa Claus, and adults are deceived by a baby “born in a manger”.  What Truth is there in Santa Claus, and how can anyone gain any Truth from lies?    WAKE UP, PEOPLE!!! This Santa Clause is a farce, the Christmas Tree is a farce, and this baby-god IS A FARCE, and belief and faith and worship in him is abomination and great sin against the Most High CREATOR GOD that only brings on HIS WRATH and not HIS Blessings. 

 

ALL GOD’s Holy Days are listed in Leviticus 23rd Chapter, and Christmas, Easter, and other pagan days related to the worship of JC or any other idol or image are not written therein.  GOD’s Ordained Holy Days are just another eye-opener and red flag denoting this “New Testament” and its JC man-god a complete sham.

 

Every December 25th JC returns by way of people’s imaginations, but no one sees hide nor hair of him.  And after December 25th he is gone in a flash leaving people thousands of dollars in debt, with torn-up wrapping paper all over the house, and with a tree that will be returned to a box or one (that was once living) that will be collected by the garbage truck.  Where is GOD in this Hell of a bizarre and expensively painful holiday? 

 

Nevertheless, every single year people worship and celebrate this child in a manger without giving this belief any thought to credence whatsoever.  All they know is that they must believe in this imaginary baby (who is supposed to now be a man) because he is supposed to make a “Second Coming”.

 

This so-called “Second Coming” is also another lie promoted by the “New Testament”.  The “man” that GOD said would return is Elijah the Prophet, and HE made no mention of JC’s First or Second Coming. 

 

“Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD:”   Malachi 4:5

 

GOD never sent JC in the first place, and a “Second Coming” is proved by GOD’s own WORDS to be false – false because GOD HIMSELF is the ONE RETURNING – NOT JC – to take HIS Place in Jerusalem and to cause HIS People, the Children of Israel, to RETURN, as well.  That, too, is something else Christians know nothing about.

 

“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

 

“And it shall come to pass, after that I have plucked them out I will return, and have compassion on them, and will bring them again, every man to his heritage, and every man to his land.”   Jeremiah 12:15

 

“Therefore thus saith the LORD, If thou return, then will I bring thee again, and thou shalt stand before me: and if thou take forth the precious from the vile, thou shalt be as my mouth: let them return unto thee; but return not thou unto them.”   Jeremiah 15:19

 

“And I will cause the captivity of Judah and the captivity of Israel to return, and will build them, as at the first. And I will cleanse them from all their iniquity, whereby they have sinned against me; and I will pardon all their iniquities, whereby they have sinned, and whereby they have transgressed against me. And it shall be to me a name of joy, a praise and an honour before all the nations of the earth, which shall hear all the good that I do unto them: and they shall fear and tremble for all the goodness and for all the prosperity that I procure unto it.”   Jeremiah 33:7 – 9

 

“But fear not thou, O my servant Jacob, and be not dismayed, O Israel: for, behold, I will save thee from afar off, and thy seed from the land of their captivity; and Jacob shall return, and be in rest and at ease, and none shall make him afraid.  Fear thou not, O Jacob my servant, saith the LORD: for I am with thee; for I will make a full end of all the nations whither I have driven thee: but I will not make a full end of thee, but correct thee in measure; yet will I not leave thee wholly unpunished.”   Jeremiah 46:27,28

 

“Come, and let us return unto the LORD: for he hath torn, and he will heal us; he hath smitten, and he will bind us up. After two days will he revive us: in the third day he will raise us up, and we shall live in his sight. Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the LORD: his going forth is prepared as the morning; and he shall come unto us as the rain, as the latter and former rain unto the earth.”   Hosea 6:1 – 3

 

“Thus saith the LORD; I am returned unto Zion, and will dwell in the midst of Jerusalem: and Jerusalem shall be called a city of truth; and the mountain of the LORD of hosts the holy mountain. Thus saith the LORD of hosts; There shall yet old men and old women dwell in the streets of Jerusalem, and every man with his staff in his hand for very age. And the streets of the city shall be full of boys and girls playing in the streets thereof.  Thus saith the LORD of hosts; If it be marvellous in the eyes of the remnant of this people in these days, should it also be marvellous in mine eyes? saith the LORD of hosts.  Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Behold, I will save my people from the east country, and from the west country;  And I will bring them, and they shall dwell in the midst of Jerusalem: and they shall be my people, and I will be their God, in truth and in righteousness.”   Zechariah 8:3 – 8

 

“The LORD hath been sore displeased with your fathers.  Therefore say thou unto them, Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Turn ye unto me, saith the LORD of hosts, and I will turn unto you, saith the LORD of hosts.”   Zechariah 1:2,3

 

And that which is truly jaw dropping is when first learning that the CREATOR GOD has not revoked HIS Righteous LAW, as the “New Testament” would want people to believe.  But the CREATOR GOD will make HIS LAW honorable and put HIS LAW in the hearts of HIS People so that they will always keep it.  By the way, that is GOD’s “New Covenant”, and it has nothing whatsoever to do with JC.  And would you believe that at the very end of the “Old Testament”, GOD tells HIS Prophet Malachi to remind people to remember HIS LAW.

 

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

 

“The LORD is well pleased for his righteousness' sake; he will magnify the law, and make it honourable.”   Isaiah 42:21

 

“Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah: Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt; which my covenant they brake, although I was an husband unto them, saith the LORD: But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, saith the LORD, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people. And they shall teach no more every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the LORD: for they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith the LORD: for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.”   Jeremiah 31:31 – 34

 

“Remember ye the law of Moses my servant, which I commanded unto him in Horeb for all Israel, with the statutes and judgments..   Malachi 4:4

 

Therefore, it behooves the Gentiles/Strangers of the world to learn GOD’s Righteous Walk of Life, which teaches worship of ONLY HIM, if they expect to live in HIS PEACE and HAPPINESS on HIS Earth.

 

And it shall come to pass, after that I have plucked them out I will return, and have compassion on them, and will bring them again, every man to his heritage, and every man to his land.   Jeremiah 12:15

 

At what instant I shall speak concerning a nation, and concerning a kingdom, to pluck up, and to pull down, and to destroy it; If that nation, against whom I have pronounced, turn from their evil, I will repent of the evil that I thought to do unto them. And at what instant I shall speak concerning a nation, and concerning a kingdom, to build and to plant it; If it do evil in my sight, that it obey not my voice, then I will repent of the good, wherewith I said I would benefit them.”   Jeremiah 18:7 - 10

 

It is the Children of Israel’s worship of false gods and the forsaking of the CREATOR GOD and HIS LAW that has caused GOD to establish this world of wickedness and sin.  The elements of the horrific sins and wickedness today are worse than those of the days of Noah and of Sodom and Gomorrah.  People do not seek the GOD that Created the Heavens and the Earth and could not care less about knowing HIM. 

 

When the Israelites forsook the CREATOR GOD, HE cursed them by casting them into the hands of the heathen to suffer and even to die at the hands of their enemies.  These enemies are the powers-that-be who took Israelites and other Blacks captives from the shores of Africa and gave them the White Man’s religions, his customs, and his pagan holidays that cause them and billions of others to believe in a man-god.

 

“And of whom hast thou been afraid or feared, that thou hast lied, and hast not remembered me, nor laid it to thy heart? have not I held my peace even of old, and thou fearest me not?”   Isaiah 57:11

 

“Behold, therefore I will stretch out mine hand upon thee, and will deliver thee for a spoil to the heathen; and I will cut thee off from the people, and I will cause thee to perish out of the countries: I will destroy thee; and thou shalt know that I am the LORD.”   Ezekiel 25:7

 

“And he gave them into the hand of the heathen; and they that hated them ruled over them.”   Psalm 106:41

 

“I have forsaken mine house, I have left mine heritage; I have given the dearly beloved of my soul into the hand of her enemies.”   Jeremiah 12:7

 

“…The hand of our God is upon all them for good that seek him; but his power and his wrath is against all them that forsake him.”   Ezra 8:22

 

“Because they have forsaken me, and have estranged this place, and have burned incense in it unto other gods, whom neither they nor their fathers have known, nor the kings of Judah, and have filled this place with the blood of innocents; They have built also the high places of Baal, to burn their sons with fire for burnt offerings unto Baal, which I commanded not, nor spake it, neither came itinto my mind: Therefore, behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that this place shall no more be called Tophet, nor The valley of the son of Hinnom, but The valley of slaughter. And I will make void the counsel of Judah and Jerusalem in this place; and I will cause them to fall by the sword before their enemies, and by the hands of them that seek their lives: and their carcases will I give to be meat for the fowls of the heaven, and for the beasts of the earth. And I will make this city desolate, and an hissing; every one that passeth thereby shall be astonished and hiss because of all the plagues thereof.”   Jeremiah 19:4 - 8

 

“And I scattered them among the heathen, and they were dispersed through the countries: according to their way and according to their doings I judged them. And when they entered unto the heathen, whither they went, they profaned my holy name, when they said to them, These are the people of the LORD, and are gone forth out of his land.”   Ezekiel 36:19,20

 

The great majority of Israelites and Gentiles are taught to believe in the ways of the cruel and heathenish powers-that-be who will order anything that will sustain their power and control over GOD’s Earth.  Therefore, they foster pagan customs and the beliefs of your choice, whether it is worship of a cow, a tree, an idol/image, or a baby, as in the one in a manger.  They believe in “Live and let live” so long as they can remain superior to all others.  They care less about what the CREATOR GOD Commanded and even less about HIS Covenant People. 

 

Nevertheless, many of GOD’s Covenant People are trying to get it together, but unfortunately a segment of the Hebrew Israelite population drags along this false god, JC, and all his baggage whom GOD knows nothing about and which destroys their chances of obtaining HIS SALVATION.

 

“I, even I, am the LORD; and beside me there is no saviour. I have declared, and have saved, and I have shewed, when there was no strange god among you: therefore ye are my witnesses, saith the LORD, that I am God.”   Isaiah 43:11,12

 

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

 

Few people know what the GOD of Israel means when HE says, Ye are My Witnesses.  Out of ignorance groups form and set up churches and call themselves Jehovah’s Witnesses, when they have witnessed nothing.  Do they even understand the concept behind Jehovah’s Witnesses?

 

“For the LORD our God, he it is that brought us up and our fathers out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage, and which did those great signs in our sight, and preserved us in all the way wherein we went, and among all the people through whom we passed: And the LORD drave out from before us all the people, even the Amorites which dwelt in the land: therefore will we also serve the LORD; for he is our God.

 

And the people said unto Joshua, Nay; but we will serve the LORD. And Joshua said unto the people, Ye are witnesses against yourselves that ye have chosen you the LORD, to serve him. And they said, We are witnesses. Now therefore put away, said he, the strange gods which are among you, and incline your heart unto the LORD God of Israel. And the people said unto Joshua, The LORD our God will we serve, and his voice will we obey.”   Joshua 24:17,18,21 - 24

 

In every passage where GOD tells the Children of Israel that they are HIS Witnesses, HE is making reference to ALL HIS SIGNS, WONDERS, MIRACLES, and WORKS that HE did before their eyes in Egypt, in the Wilderness, and in the Land of Israel.  Israelites saw the CREATOR GOD’s WORKS and can verify HIS POWERS to prove HIS Holy Name to REDEEM HIS Covenant People.  Hence, it is the Children of Israel to whom the CREATOR GOD of Israel makes reference.

 

“Ye are my witnesses, saith the LORD, and my servant whom I have chosen: that ye may know and believe me, and understand that I am he: before me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after me.  I, even I, am the LORD; and beside me there is no saviour.  I have declared, and have saved, and I have shewed, when there was no strange god among you: therefore ye are my witnesses, saith the LORD, that I am God.”   Isaiah 43:10 - 12

 

Whether one is a Witness or not, one and all can proclaim GOD’s TRUTH and stop lying about “peace on Earth and good will toward men”, when there is no such thing.  But for sure we are all witnesses to the worship of false gods, false religions, evil and wickedness, and pagan customs that now prevail on GOD’s once undefiled Earth.  And those who will be spared GOD’s Judgment in “The Day of the LORD” (Isaiah 13:6) will be able to Witness HIS HAND in Wrath and destruction to bring down all false worship and unrighteousness and replace it all with worship of HIMSELF – the CREATOR GOD that formed the Heavens and the Earth and all things therein.

 

Let the CREATOR of this Universe and of all mankind return to HIS Place because, as HE has said, every knee shall bow to HIM.  And that being a given, for what reason do we need JC and the Christmas and Easter that pay tribute to this mere “man”?

 

I am the Lord: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images.   Isaiah 42:8

 

“But this thing commanded I them, saying, Obey my voice, and I will be your God, and ye shall be my people: and walk ye in all the ways that I have commanded you, that it may be well unto you.”   Jeremiah 7:23

 

“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. In the LORD shall all the seed of Israel be justified, and shall glory.”   Isaiah 45:23 – 25

 

“And said unto me, Thou art my servant, O Israel, in whom I will be glorified.”   Isaiah 49:3

 

“This people have I formed for myself; they shall shew forth my praise.”   Isaiah 43:21

 

AWAKE, “DRY BONES” and world of Peoples.  There is but ONE GOD and HE is the CREATOR of this Universe.  HE ALONE is to be PRAISED.  Let HIS Holy Days take precedence in our lives, for they are about HIS PRAISE and HIS GLORY.

 

Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God is one Lord:   Deuteronomy 6:4

 

“But as truly as I live, all the earth shall be filled with the glory of the LORD.”   Numbers 14:21

 

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

 

“I am the LORD: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images.”   Isaiah 42:8

 

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

 

“I am the LORD, and there is none else, there is no God beside me: I girded thee, though thou hast not known me: That they may know from the rising of the sun, and from the west, that there is none beside me. I amthe LORD, and there is none else.”   Isaiah 45:5,6

 

Moreover, ALL GOD’s Holy Days are concerning HIM or entail worship before HIM, and unequivocally all of them revere HIM for HIS WONDROUS WORKS and for HIS Merciful Kindness. 

 

GOD’s Holy Seventh Day Sabbath of Complete REST (The Anniversary of the CREATOR’s own Day of Rest from all HE Created that is to be observed by all mankind, especially HIS Chosen People, the Children of Israel because it is a “Sign” between HIM and them)

PASSOVER (A Memorial of GOD’s Deliverance of the Nation of Israel out of Egypt)

THE FEAST OF WEEKS (An observance of Thanksgiving to the GOD of Israel for the fruits HE manifest from the Land of Israel)

THE MEMORIAL OF BLOWING OF TRUMPETS (For Celebration of the use of TRUMPETS in the Israelite lifestyle for gladness, gatherings, Beginning of months, and GOD’s Offerings and Sacrifices)

THE FEAST OF TABERNACLES/DWELLING IN BOOTHS (Thanksgiving and Exaltation of the GOD of Israel for the Ingathering harvest from the Land of Israel, the Land HE gave to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob and their SEED)

 

Read Leviticus 23rd Chapter and see that there is no mention of serving and worshiping JC, Santa Claus, or observing December 25th with which JC is supposed to have a strong connection.

 

Let us not believe what we imagine, but rather, let us believe what the CREATOR GOD has said and what HE requires of us.  And let us know with certainty what THUS SAITH THE LORD and HIS WORD to HIS Prophets, for therein is what the CREATOR has shown us and has Commanded of us to do.  THEN, when we are obedient, we give to the CREATOR that wherein HE delights.  ALL the HOLY DAYS that we are Commanded to observe are written in Leviticus 23rd Chapter and are ALL ABOUT EXALTING THE CREATOR GOD for ONLY HE is worthy of PRAISE and WORSHIP for CREATION of the Heavens, Earth, and all things therein and even the Universe.  HE is GOD, and there is none else! 

 

Unto thee it was shewed, that thou mightest know that the Lord he is God; there is none else beside him. Out of heaven he made thee to hear his voice, that he might instruct thee: and upon earth he shewed thee his great fire; and thou heardest his words out of the midst of the fire. And because he loved thy fathers, therefore he chose their seed after them, and brought thee out in his sight with his mighty power out of Egypt; To drive out nations from before thee greater and mightier than thou art, to bring thee in, to give thee their land for an inheritance, as it is this day. Know therefore this day, and consider it in thine heart, that the Lord he is God in heaven above, and upon the earth beneath: there is none else.   Deuteronomy 4:35 - 39

 

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

 

I am the Lord, and there is none else, there is no God beside me: I girded thee, though thou hast not known me: That they may know from the rising of the sun, and from the west, that there is none beside me. I am the Lord, and there is none else. I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the Lord do all these things.   Isaiah 45:5 – 7

 

HOPE SPRINGS ETERNAL, SO THEY SAY, BUT WHEN OUR GOD IS WITH US, WE HAVE HIM, AND UNDER THESE CIRCUMSTANCES THERE IS NO REASON TO HOPE!

 

Think NOT that Our CREATOR GOD of Israel does not lead and guide HIS People who TRUST in HIM to lead and guide us even while we are in the lands of others.  HE said that HE would cause our enemies to entreat us well, and this is what we have to believe regardless of how HE does it.  WHEN we go to Pharaoh to tell him to let us go, that will be the GOD of Israel sending us! 

 

Therefore say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Although I have cast them far off among the heathen, and although I have scattered them among the countries, yet will I be to them as a little sanctuary in the countries where they shall come.   Ezekiel 11:16

 

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

 

Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me, Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure:

 

I bring near my righteousness; it shall not be far off, and my salvation shall not tarry: and I will place salvation in Zion for Israel my glory.   Isaiah 46:9,10,13

 

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.

 

Therefore thus saith the Lord, If thou return, then will I bring thee again, and thou shalt stand before me: and if thou take forth the precious from the vile, thou shalt be as my mouth: let them return unto thee; but return not thou unto them. And I will make thee unto this people a fenced brasen wall: and they shall fight against thee, but they shall not prevail against thee: for I am with thee to save thee and to deliver thee, saith the Lord. And I will deliver thee out of the hand of the wicked, and I will redeem thee out of the hand of the terrible.   Jeremiah 15:11,19 – 21

                                                                                                     

“And it shall come to pass, that like as I have watched over them, to pluck up, and to break down, and to throw down, and to destroy, and to afflict; so will I watch over them, to build, and to plant, saith the LORD.”   Jeremiah 31:28

 

Let the CREATOR, the True and Living GOD of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob come forward and be revealed, and through HIS Mercies let those who will seek HIM find HIM to know HIM and to do HIS Will.  And let the wicked of this planet be destroyed in order that an end will come to all false gods, false worship, and all pagan holidays.  I await the day when there will no more be remembrance of JC and all other false gods – ONLY devotion, fulfillment, and worship of the All-Mighty GOD of Hosts that brought us all into this world.

 

“For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth: and the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind. But be ye glad and rejoice forever in that which I create: for, behold, I create Jerusalem a rejoicing, and her people a joy.  And I will rejoice in Jerusalem, and joy in my people: and the voice of weeping shall be no more heard in her, nor the voice of crying.”   Isaiah 65:17 – 19

 

And at the end of the day, GOD’s WONDROUS WORKS can’t come soon enough!  The Gentile Powers have left their marks and bitter memories on all peoples and nations upon this Earth, especially upon the SEED of the Children of Israel.  With GOD’s HAND their exploits, deceptions, false religions, condoning corruption and homosexuality, drug inducement, and injustice, inflicting Hell on GOD’s Earth, etc,. etc. will indeed come to an end.  This Gentile ways in which we all now live is not a life but are all good reasons why the CREATOR GOD must establish New Heavens and a New Earth if HE will be worshipped in RIGHTEOUSNESS. 

 

“Thy people also shall be all righteous: they shall inherit the land for ever, the branch of my planting, the work of my hands, that I may be glorified. A little one shall become a thousand, and a small one a strong nation: I the LORD will hasten it in his time.”   Isaiah 60:21,22

 

I BEG YOU, FATHER, MAKE HASTE AND RETURN!!!  PLEASE MAKE HASTE!!!

 

And when HE does RETURN, those of us who can define Hell, which is in so many ways, we will be glad to worship this GREAT GOD and beseech HIM to make all our lives better, safe, and worthwhile for living in HIS Peace and HIS Happiness!

 

Let the CREATOR GOD that formed mankind be the ONE rightly served, worshipped, and revered, and let those who remain after HE has Judged the wicked live according to HIS Book of the Law – HIS Righteous Laws, Statutes, and Judgments forever, as it was intended in the BEGINNING. 

 

HALLELUYAH, GOD OF ABRAHAM, HALLELUYAH!

 

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

MAKE HASTE AND RETURN, MERCIFUL GOD OF ABRAHAM!

 

KNOW FROM WHENCE COMETH YOUR HELP!

 

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

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

Psalm 14:2

 

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

and thy redeemer, the Holy One of Israel.”

Isaiah 41:14

 

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

Isaiah 55:6

 

“Thus saith the LORD; Cursed be the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the LORD.

 

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

Jeremiah 17:5,7

 

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

my God will hear me.”

Micah 7:7

 


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

 

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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!!!

 

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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!

 

Tziona Yisrael,

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

 

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HALLELUYAH, HALLELUYAH, HALLELUYAH!!!

 

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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!

 

Tziona Yisrael,

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

 

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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!

 

Omrom

 

 

YAH'S Forgotten People

 

Yisroel, you Are:

A Lost People

A Stiffnecked People

A Cursed People

 

BUT

YAH

Still

 

Loves You

Wants to Bless You

Wants to Forgive you of all your Sins

Wants to take all the Curses off You and put them on your Oppressors

Where they Rightfully Belong!

Wants to Redeem You and return YOU back to the HOLY land where your

blessings began and ended because your Forefathers refused to keep the

promises they made to YAH!

                                    

Only If

 

You Wake UP out of the SLEEP that YOU are IN and Return back to

SERVING THE TRUE AND LIVING GOD,

YAHOWA OF HOST:  MOST HIGH

UNCONDITIONALLY!!!

  

     

YISROEL

 

Yisroel, You don't LOVE YAH!

Do you know why ?

It’s because you don't LOVE

YOURSELF!!

That's why you are Lost SOULS

Wondering aimlessly lost in the WILDERNESS

Of North Amerikka!!!

 

Omrom

 

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all praises are due to YAH, THE MOST HIGH OF HOSTS!

 

[I’ll just say that I am blown away by this entry and leave it at that.  T.Y., Editor]

 

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YAH is the knower of all things!

 

As these devils are preparing themselves for some evil catastrophe that they have manifest amongst their evil hearts and minds hiding their evil plan to destroy us all. YAH has seen fit to bless me with this notice to give to our suffering people to come back to YAH and serve him unconditionally. 

 

We are asking for his mercy to help us in this day of darkness and destruction  of impending doom that is on our threshold.  But YAH says fear not for I will save you, Yisroel, out of the hands of the oppressor and redeem you out of his wicked hand! The day of darkness is approaching because this devil does not believe that YAH exists!!!

 

YAH will save Yisroel out of the hand of the oppressor and redeem his forsaken people!

 

YAH is sending me these words to give to you because He knows the righteous who will help save our nation from eminent destruction and from this evil devil. I am honored again by you who I love a lot because the spirit of goodness is in your heart and soul and mind who love YAH unconditionally!!

 

Therefore, these words are not my words but are the words of THE MOST HIGH!

 

Something will happen soon for the good of our people.  The end is approaching for our people to come out of here!  That’s why YAH said, Wait patiently on ME!

 

 Omrom

 

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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.

Praise 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

Psalms 103:2-3

 

O YHWH my GOD, I called to you for help and you healed me.

Psalm 30:2

 

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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 Yisrael

June E. Porter MSN RN CS

JELPO @AOL.COM

 

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[As we know, insulin plagues many people around the world, and the only meds available at this time are what’s manufactured by conglomerates – none of which are kosher.  The articles below were quite surprising to me, as I had no idea the makeup of insulin was so defiled.   I pray the Holy ONE will bring forward a cure for this disease as soon as possible, as more and more people are contracting diabetes and at alarming rates.  T.Y., Editor]

 

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Non-Insulin Diabetes Injectables

When insulin was first discovered in 1921, it's not an overstatement to say that it revolutionized the treatment of diabetes. No longer was diabetes considered a death sentence. For the first time, people with diabetes could expect to live longer, fuller lives.

Insulin transformed diabetes treatment, but for many decades it was the only drug available to treat diabetes. Then came another mini-revolution with the introduction of the first oral, non-insulin drugs to treat type 2 diabetes, including metformin and the sulfonylurea class of drugs.

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Today, metformin is the first drug doctors usually recommend for people with type 2 diabetes who need to take medication. Researchers have still been on the hunt for other diabetes treatment options because metformin doesn't work for everyone who has diabetes. Some people who take this drug still have trouble controlling their blood sugar and A1C number.

In recent years, new drugs have been introduced that offer more options for people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. In 2005, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved two injectable non-insulin medications -- pramlintide (Symlin) and exenatide (Byetta). Then in 2010, the FDA also approved the drug liraglutide (Victoza).

Unlike insulin, which lowers blood sugar by pulling glucose from the bloodstream into cells, these drugs cause the body to release insulin, or work with insulin to control blood sugar levels.

Here's a rundown of the three non-insulin injections your doctor might recommend for controlling your blood sugar levels -- how they work, who they help, and what side effects they can have.

Pramlintide (Symlin)

What it is: Symlin is a man-made version of a hormone called amylin, which is produced along with insulin by the pancreas when blood glucose levels rise.

Who can take it: Symlin is designed for people who aren't able to get their A1C number down to the recommended less than 7.0% using other medications. It's approved for people with type 1 diabetes who are taking insulin, and people with type 2 diabetes who are taking insulin, a sulfonylurea drug, and/or metformin.

What it does: You take Symlin with insulin after a meal. The two drugs work together to lower your blood sugar. Symlin also slows your body's digestion of food, which puts less sugar into your bloodstream. In addition to controlling your A1C levels, Symlin helps reduce your appetite, so you eat less.

Side effects: The most common side effects of Symlin are nausea, stomach pain, diarrhea, and vomiting. Starting this drug at a low dose and increasing it slowly can help combat the nausea. Symlin can also cause a drop in blood sugar (hypoglycemia) if you don't adjust the amount of insulin you're taking.

Exenatide (Byetta)

What it is: This diabetes drug’s discovery comes from an unlikely source -- the saliva of the Gila monster, a huge desert-dwelling lizard. Byetta is actually a man-made version of a hormone called glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1), which is found in Gila monster spit. Your intestines normally release this hormone when you eat.

Who can take it: This drug is only approved for people with type 2 diabetes.

What it does: After you eat, Byetta causes the beta cells of the pancreas to release insulin, which moves glucose out of your bloodstream and into your cells. It also reduces the production of a hormone called glucagon, which normally causes the liver to release stored sugar. And, Byetta slows the speed of digestion. Through all of these effects, Byetta can help you lose weight and get your A1C number back on track.

Side effects: Byetta's most common side effects are similar to those of Symlin, including nausea, diarrhea, headache, and vomiting. These side effects usually go away after the first month of treatment. Inflammation of the pancreas (pancreatitis) is another possible side effect. The FDA has also received reports of kidney failure in people treated with Byetta. In animal studies, Byetta is linked to thyroid cancer in some rats and mice, but experts still do not know whether it has the same effect in people.

Liraglutide (Victoza)

What it is: Victoza is in the same class of drugs as Byetta, and it also acts almost identically to the hormone GLP-1. This once-daily drug helps your body release more insulin and move glucose from your bloodstream into your cells.

Who can take it: Victoza is approved for people with type 2 diabetes. You take it in combination with metformin or a sulphonylurea drug.

What it does: Victoza is similar to Byetta in that it causes the beta cells of the pancreas to release insulin, which helps control blood sugar. It also reduces the release of glucagon. Victoza can help control your weight and A1C number.

Side effects: The most common side effects include nausea, diarrhea, and headache. Inflammation of the pancreas (pancreatitis) is another possible side effect. In animal studies, this drug is linked to thyroid cancer in some rats and mice, but it is not clear whether it has the same effect in people.

Further Reading:

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·         New Plan May Reverse Type 1 Diabetes

·         Promising Diabetes Treatment Not for Everyone

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How is Human Insulin Made?

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o    In 1973, biotechnology was initiated with the development of the first recombinant DNA microorganism. In 1978, Genentech and the City of National Medical Center successfully produced human insulin through recombinant DNA technology. In 1982, the FDA approved the first recombinant DNA drug, Humulin from Eli Lilly & Co. Human insulin pioneered the biotech industry, and its value among the worldwide community of insulin-dependent diabetics paved the path of the industry to increase quality control standards, improve purification methods and establish more efficient production. The acceptance and clinical benefit of human insulin also cleared the path for development of other biologic medications such as human growth hormone and drugs to treat cancer.

Cadavers

o    Human insulin has been isolated and purified from the pancreas of human cadavers. The hormone is extracted and crystallized before it is processed in solution for purification, Most human pancreas are reserved for transplantation and this method does not produce a significant yield to be of therapeutic value to the diabetic community. In history, porcine- and bovine-derived insulin from slaughtered pigs and cattle were extracted and purified using the same process because the hormones were similar in structure as human insulin.

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o    DNA segments coding for human insulin were identified, along with the genetic sequence that triggers control within the human body. The DNA of bacteria or yeast are altered with this sequence through recombinant DNA technology. The cells are cultured to produce a pro-insulin which is identical in structure to human insulin. These cells reliably produce insulin in mass quantities which are purified for use in diabetes treatments.

Research

o    Islet (or beta) cells in the pancreas are responsible for producing insulin. Clinical research is currently underway to promote islet cell production using stem cells. Animal studies were conducted at the University of Pittsburgh using human beta cells which replicated in vivo to produce more insulin-producing cells. These studies signify the breakthroughs in medicine and technology to more fully understand disease and identify solutions.

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About Insulin

What is insulin?

Insulin is the internal secretion of the pancreas formed by groups of cells called the islets of Langerhans. It is the hormone needed to enable glucose to enter the cells and provide energy. Insulin is also important in keeping blood glucose levels within the acceptable limits.

Insulin is injected into the body by people with type 1 diabetes in whom the cells that produce insulin have been destroyed. This is the most common form of diabetes in children and young adults, and they depend on insulin for survival. Insulin may also be used by people with type 2 diabetes, where the body needs more insulin than it can produce.


How is insulin prepared? 

Since the landmark discovery of insulin by Frederick Banting and Charles Best in 1922, huge steps have been made in research and development regarding its preparation. Early preparations of insulin were purified quite crudely from pancreas tissue extracted from animals - either pigs or cattle. Today, insulin is mostly made biosynthetically by recombinant DNA technology or 'genetic engineering'.

Animal insulin

Until the 1980s, all insulin was extracted from the pancreases of cattle and pigs. The sequence of amino acids (the building blocks that make up the protein) is slightly different in insulins from the different species. Compared to human insulin, porcine (pork) insulin has one different amino acid and bovine (beef) insulin three different amino acids. These very slight differences do not affect the way in which the insulin works inside the human body. Pork insulin is structurally closer to human insulin than is beef insulin. These days, animal insulins are made from highly purified pancreas extracts and are marketed as 'natural' insulins.

Human insulin

Human insulin is not prepared from human pancreas tissue. Rather than being extracted from human pancreases, commercially available human insulin is manufactured through recombinant DNA technology, in which the gene for making human insulin is transferred into simple cells such as bacteria or baker’s yeast. The insulin made by those cells is identical to insulin made by the human pancreas. Unlike animal insulins, recombinant DNA human insulins can be made in unlimited supply, since they do not depend on the supply of bovine and porcine pancreases.

Analogue insulin

Analogues are altered molecular versions of a natural substance (in this case insulin). They have been used in many therapies where hormone treatment is needed. The natural hormone is changed slightly, by rearranging the position of amino acids within the molecule (rather like changing the position of beads on a necklace). The insulin molecule is modified so as to give it a more desirable activity profile, thereby making it more convenient to use. These molecularly engineered hormones more closely mimic normal insulin secretion than do traditional insulins.

Types of Insulin

Manufactured insulin comes in several types that differ in the way in which they act inside the body. Each type differs in three ways:

 


Onset: the length of time after injection that the insulin begins to work

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Peak: the length of time after injection that the insulin takes to reach its maximum effectiveness

§ 
Duration: the length of time that the insulin remains effective


The four basic types of insulin and their respective onset, peak and duration are as follows:

 

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Rapid-acting: begins to work after 15 minutes, peaks in 30 to 90 minutes, and has a duration of three to four hours.

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Short-acting: begins to work in 30 to 60 minutes, peaks in two to three hours, and has a duration of three to six hours.

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Intermediate-acting: begins to work in 90 minutes to six hours, peaks in four to 14 hours, and has a duration of up to 24 hours.

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Long-acting: begins to work in six to 14 hours and remains effective for 24 to 36 hours.


Many people with diabetes use combinations of theses different types of insulin to better control and manage their condition.

 

Sources: Diabetes Insight (www.diabetes-insight.info); Diabetes UK (www.diabetes.org.uk); Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (www.jdrf.org)  Insulin use in the world
Insulin is currently underutilized in developing countries as shown in the table.


Source: King H. Insulin: availability, affordability, and harmonization. WHO Drug 1998: 4: 219-223.
Some 65% of people with diabetes live in developing countries and account for only 30% of the world's total insulin usage each year. This is in sharp contrast to the industrialized world that has 35% of the world's diabetic population but account for about 70% of the world's total insulin usage each year.


This difference cannot be entirely due to the low incidence and prevalence of type 1 in the developing countries. Moreover, only a small percentage of people with type 2 diabetes in developing countries may require insulin for survival. The consequences are that in some parts of Africa many people with type 1 diabetes under the age of 15 can expect to live for just one year after diagnosis1.


References:1. Makame M for the Diabetes Epidemiology Research International Study Group. Childhood diabetes, insulin, and Africa. Diabetic Medicine 1992; 9: 571-573.

 

About Insulin | International Diabetes Federation

 

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[I have heard and read many times that exercise, even walking, and of course diet, are helpful to diabetics.  It’s worth a try.  T.Y., Editor]

 

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08/27/2012

20-Minute Fitness

A little bit of exercise goes a long, long way

 

by Andrea Pyros

If you’re beating yourself up for not working out more or training harder, may I share some freakin’ awesome news courtesy of Gretchen Reynolds’ new book, The First 20 Minutes ($16.02 at Books-A-Million)? In it, the popular New York Times Phys Ed columnist explains that even a tiny smidgen of activity will provide massive benefits to your emotional and physical health. Yes, really.

Reynolds’ book debunks plenty of fitness myths (such as stretching is a must), and it’s extremely useful for both the athletic and the not-so-much. We talked to Reynolds, who shared more about what she’s learned since tackling this project.

Minutes a Day Matter

Although many of us use the terms “healthy” and “fit” interchangeably, Reynolds says that science shows that you can be healthy—as in active enough to give you long-term health benefits—without being Misty May-Treanor. Whew. One intriguing study reveals that 20 minutes of physical activity (even housecleaning or gardening) a week improved the moods of the participants. As for physical health, the author adds, “all you need to do is walk for 20 or 30 minutes most days of the week, and it will change your life and reduce your risk for disease.” You don’t even have to do the 20 minutes in a row. You can break them into smaller chunks.

However…

While activity is incredibly beneficial, even in small amounts, a total lack of activity is incredibly bad for you. “There is really clear evidence that being totally inactive [is detrimental].” Within 24 hours of no activity, our bodies start making changes at the genetic level. Unfortunately, “well over one-third of Americans get no activity, and it’s probably higher than that,” which is why she hopes her book will inspire people to get out there and just move—in any way, shape or form that they enjoy.

Exercising Won’t Help You Lose Weight

“If you don’t change your diet, exercise does not generally help people lose weight,” Reynolds says. “Exercise, whether it is light or strenuous, can increase your appetite,” so you have to control calories, too. Good news, though. Once you lose the weight, exercise will help you keep the weight off.

Make New Brain Cells

Another wonderful benefit of moving? Exercising will increase how many brain cells your body makes over your lifetime. “Walking appears to be really important for brain health,” Reynolds says. “It reduces the risk of Alzheimer’s and pushes back the age in which you have mild cognitive impairment.”

The Plight of the Active Couch Potato

Once you do your Zumba class or play your tennis match, you probably think you’re home free for the day, right? Not so fast. If you sit for hours in a row (even if you worked out that day), you’re doing your body a major disservice. Almost immediately if the big muscles in your legs and back are not moving, you start to get more fat going through the blood. It goes to your heart, your liver, your muscles and can lead to diabetes, heart disease and more. phone, stand when you’re reading (Reynolds bought a music stand and puts her papers on it), set your computer to ding every 20 minutes to remind you to walk around for two minutes, or download an app like Time Out Free for iPhone to get you up. That’s all it will take to offset the negative effects of sitting.

What do you do for activity? Do you go to the gym? Garden? Walk? Tell us in the comments section below!

Andrea Pyros is a freelance writer and mother of two who lives in New York's Hudson Valley.

The solution? “Stand up every 20 minutes,” our expert says. That’s it. Stand when you’re on the phone, stand when you’re reading (Reynolds bought a music stand and puts her papers on it), set your computer to ding every 20 minutes to remind you to walk around for two minutes, or download an app like Time Out Free for iPhone to get you up. That’s all it will take to offset the negative effects of sitting.

 

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ON EATING FRUIT

 

This is informative!


We all think eating fruit means just buying fruit, cutting it up and popping it into our mouths. It's not that easy. It's important to know how and when to eat fruit.


What's the correct way to eat fruit?


IT MEANS NOT EATING FRUIT AFTER A MEAL! FRUIT SHOULD BE EATEN ON AN EMPTY STOMACH.


Eating fruit like that plays a major role in detoxifying your system, supplying you with a great deal of energy for weight loss and other life activities.


FRUIT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT FOOD.


Let's say you eat two slices of bread, then a slice of fruit. The slice of fruit is ready to go straight through the stomach into the intestines, but it's prevented from doing so.


In the meantime, the whole meal rots and ferments, and turns to acid. The minute the fruit comes into contact with the food in the stomach, and digestive juices, the entire mass of food begins to spoil.


Eat your fruit on an empty stomach, or before your meal! You've heard people complain: Every time I eat watermelon I burp, when I eat durian my stomach bloats, when I eat a banana I feel like running to the toilet, etc. This will not happen if you eat the fruit on an empty stomach. Fruit mixes with the putrefying other food and produces gas. Hence, you bloat!


There's no such thing as some fruits, like orange and lemon are acidic, because all fruit becomes alkaline in our body, according to Dr. Herbert Shelton who did research on this matter. If you have mastered the correct way of eating fruit, you have the Secret of Beauty, Longevity, Health, Energy, Happiness and normal weight.


When you need to drink fruit juice drink only fresh fruit juice, NOT the concentrated juice from the cans. Don't drink juice that has been heated. Don't eat cooked fruit; you don't get the nutrients at all. You get only the taste. Cooking destroys all of the vitamins.


Eating a whole fruit is better than drinking the juice. If you should drink the juice, drink it mouthful by mouthful slowly, because you must let it mix with your saliva before swallowing it. You can go on a 3-day fruit-fast to cleanse your body. Eat fruit and drink fruit juice for just 3 days, and you will be surprised when your friends say how radiant you look!


KIWI:
Tiny but mighty, and a good source of potassium, magnesium, vitamin E and fiber. Its vitamin C content is twice that of an orange!


AN APPLE
a day keeps the doctor away? Although an apple has a low vitamin C content, it has antioxidants and flavonoids which enhances the activity of vitamin C, thereby helping to lower the risk of colon cancer, heart attack and stroke.


STRAWBERRY:
Protective Fruit. Strawberries have the highest total antioxidant power among major fruits and protect the body from cancer-causing, blood vessel-clogging free radicals.


EATING 2 - 4 ORANGES
a day may help keep colds away, lower cholesterol, prevent and dissolve kidney stones, and reduce the risk of colon cancer.


WATERMELON:
Coolest thirst quencher. Composed of 92% water, it is also packed with a giant dose of glutathione, which helps boost our immune system. Also a key source of lycopene, the cancer-fighting oxidant. Also found in watermelon: Vitamin C and Potassium.


GUAVA & PAPAYA:
Top awards for vitamin C. They are the clear winners for their high vitamin C content. Guava is also rich in fiber, which helps prevent constipation. Papaya is rich in carotene, good for your eyes.


Drinking Cold water after a meal = Cancer!


Can you believe this? For those who like to drink cold water, this applies to you. It's nice to have a cold drink after a meal, however, the cold water will solidify the oily stuff that you've just consumed, which slows digestion. Once this 'sludge' reacts with the acid, it will break down and be absorbed by the intestine faster than the solid food. It will line the intestine. Very soon, this will turn into fats and lead to cancer. It is best to drink hot soup or warm water after a meal.


A serious note about heart attacks.


HEART ATTACK PROCEDURE


Women should know that not every heart attack symptom is going to be the left arm hurting. Be aware of intense pain in the jaw. You may never have the first chest pain during the course of a heart attack. Nausea and intense sweating are also common symptoms. Sixty percent of people who have a heart attack while they're asleep do not wake up. Pain in the jaw can wake you from a sound sleep. Be careful, and be aware. The more we know, the better our chance to survive.


A cardiologist said if everyone who gets this mail sends it to 10 people, you can be sure that we'll save at least one life.

 

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From a tree, a 'miracle' called aspirin

 

By Elizabeth Landau, CNN

December 22, 2010 -- Updated 1433 GMT (2233 HKT)

 

(CNN) -- If you take aspirin, you've got a pain reliever, heart attack preventer and possible cancer preventer rolled into one tablet. You might think that whoever invented aspirin is a genius, but the truth is humans have been using its natural equivalent for thousands of years.

 

"Aspirin is one of those things that, long before there were ever clinical trials or any kind of scientific knowledge, people figured out, 'Hey, I feel better when I take this substance,' " said Dr. Karol Watson, assistant professor of cardiology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles.

 

The drug has been making headlines because a study in the Lancet recently found that a daily aspirin appeared to lower the risk of cancer by at least 20% during a 20-year period. That's based on data from more than 25,000 patients and builds on earlier findings that aspirin may lower the risk of colorectal cancer. The research has limitations and is not definitive proof, but it does add another benefit to an ancient remedy that has been called a miracle drug.

 

"There are no countries in which it is unknown, unappreciated, or unavailable," the late medical writer Berton Roueché wrote in 1955, in an article later published in the anthology "The Medical Detectives."

 

History of aspirin

The word "aspirin" wasn't a coincidence. It comes from Spiraea, a biological genus of shrubs that includes natural sources of the drug's key ingredient: salicylic acid. This acid, resembling what's in modern-day aspirin, can be found in jasmine, beans, peas, clover and certain grasses and trees.

The ancient Egyptians used willow bark as a remedy for aches and pains, said Diarmuid Jeffreys, author of "Aspirin: The Remarkable Story of a Wonder Drug." They didn't know that what was reducing body temperature and inflammation was the salicylic acid.

 

Hippocrates, the Greek physician who lived from about 460 to 377 B.C., wrote that willow leaves and bark relieved pain and fevers.

 

It wasn't until thousands of years later that people began to isolate the key ingredients of aspirin. An 18th-century clergyman, Edward Stone, rediscovered aspirin, in effect, when he wrote a report about how a preparation of powdered willow bark seemed to benefit 50 patients with ague and other maladies, Roueché wrote.

 

In the 1800s, researchers across Europe explored salicylic acid. French pharmacist Henri Leroux isolated it in 1829, Roueché writes. Hermann Kolbe discovered synthetic salicylic acid in 1874, but when administered often in large doses, patients experienced nausea and vomiting, and some even went into a coma. A buffer was needed to ease the effects of this acid on the stomach.

 

The aspirin we know came into being in the late 1890s in the form of acetylsalicylic acid when chemist Felix Hoffmann at Bayer in Germany used it to alleviate his father's rheumatism, a timeline from Bayer says. Beginning in 1899, Bayer distributed a powder with this ingredient to physicians to give to patients. The drug became a hit and, in 1915, it was sold as over-the-counter tablets.

 

One patient who should not have been taking aspirin was young Alexei Nicholaevich Romanov of Russia, who had hemophilia. Aspirin would make the bleeding in this disorder worse, but the imperial doctors likely gave the boy this new wonder drug without knowing, Jeffreys said.

 

Alexei, son of the last czar, probably improved because the mystic Grigori Rasputin told the boy's mother to stop modern treatments and instead rely on spiritual healing. Rasputin's influence on the Romanov family may have contributed to the uprising against them, making aspirin a possible player in their murder and in the end of czarist Russia.

 

Aspirin's uses for heart patients came to light in 1948 when California physician Dr. Lawrence Craven recommended an aspirin a day to reduce heart attack risk, based on what he had observed in patients.

 

The Nobel Prize in medicine in 1982 was awarded to researchers who demonstrated the reason -- it inhibits production of hormones called prostoglandins. Prostoglandins are responsible for the formation of clots that leads to heart attacks and strokes, and aspirin prevents that clotting from happening.

 

Toward better preventative medicine

Today, aspirin is universally recognized as heart-attack prevention in men who have had prior heart attacks, and it has also shown to have benefits against stroke in women.

 

More than one-third of all adults, and four out of five people with heart disease, use aspirin regularly, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention presented in a 2006 study. And the number of regular aspirin users rose 20 percent from 1999 to 2003.

 

Still, it's not necessarily the go-to for over-the-counter painkillers. In 2007, pain relievers such as Advil, Tylenol and Aleve were among the top five analgesics sold; aspirin did not make the cut.

"If you're hurting, you're going to reach for a stronger pain reliever," Watson said. "In most cases, a baby aspirin a day is not going to make you feel any better or worse."

 

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends that men 49 to 79 take aspirin to prevent heart attack, and that women 55 to 79 take it to guard against ischemic strokes, when the potential benefits outweigh the potential harms from an increase in gastrointestinal hemorrhage. In other words, aspirin can increase bleeding because of decreased clotting, so if you have bleeding problems, it's not a good idea.

 

People who need to take aspirin because of prior heart attack can reduce the risk of stomach bleeding by taking a medication that cuts down on stomach acid like omeprazole (Prilosec), said Dr. Harvey Simon, associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School. Still, "we don't like people to take medicine to reduce effects of another medicine," he said.

 

Aspirin's potential cancer benefits have come on the scene more recently, and there aren't standard guidelines in that regard. The agency discourages taking aspirin to prevent colorectal cancer in people with average risk for that disease. Also, the mechanism isn't entirely understood, although the thought is that aspirin helps the body cut off blood supply to cancer growths, Jeffreys said.

 

Aspirin is in the family of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), many of which have been implicated in heart risk rather than prevention. Among the NSAIDs, the more potent pain relievers tend to carry more potential for cardiovascular damage, Watson said.

 

Famously, the drug rofecoxib (Vioxx) was withdrawn from the market in 2004 because of heart concerns. A recent study found that painkillers called opioids heightened heart attack risk in addition to bone fracture when compared with patients taking NSAIDs such as aspirin and ibuprofen. And research published in June found that some NSAIDs may increase risk of cardiovascular death.

 

Aspirin has a lot of cheerleaders, but it's important to keep the downsides in perspective. Dr. Scott Fishman, chief of pain medicine at the University of California, Davis, points out that as a pain reliever, aspirin's effects are potent but short-lived. The way that aspirin inhibits enzymes in the stomach can lead to ulcers, which can be especially harmful in combination with decreased clotting.

 

The drug works as a pain reliever because it blocks an enzyme that's required for the process of inflammatory response, he said.

 

Patients should not just take it without consulting their physicians, Fishman said. Certain conditions such as bleeding disorders make taking aspirin dangerous. Some supplements, such as fish oil and garlic, can also cause bleeding problems in combination with aspirin, he said. Aspirin is not approved for children younger than 2 and should be used with caution in very young people because of a possible link to Reye's syndrome.

 

Still, it's likely that aspirin has even more benefits that just haven't been discovered yet, Jeffreys said. In his view, the drug is taken for granted, and not enough emphasis is placed on it.

 

"If I'm stranded on a desert island, and I can take one drug with me, that's the one I'm taking," Watson said.

 

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6 Problem Solvers in Your Doctor's Medicine Cabinet

 

Quick fixes, double-duty wonders and counter-intuitive tricks your family doctor knows—and a few things not to bother with.

 

By Corrie Pikul


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Must-Have: Tea Tree Oil

This anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, antiseptic triple threat can heal from your fingertips to your toenails, says Reid Blackwelder, MD, professor of family medicine at East Tennessee State University who sits on the board of directors of the American Academy of Family Physicians. Use tea tree oil to treat poison ivy, minor cuts and burns (add a few drops to a dime-size dollop of aloe vera) and stinky shoes (mix with water in a spray bottle and regularly spritz offending areas). It's also surprisingly effective on nail fungi, which are infamously stubborn and usually require expensive prescription treatments. Dab it on directly or, if you have sensitive skin, dilute with water.

Caution: Essential oils are recommended only for topical use and can be toxic and cause severe side effects if ingested.

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Must-Have: Eye Drops

Even those doctors who don't have allergies like to keep a small bottle of saline solution around to safely rinse irritating dirt, dust particles and pollen out of the eyes. Contact lens solution is fine for this, Blackwelder says, but stick with the smaller bottles—economy-size jugs are less likely to stay sterile over time. Prescription antihistamine eye drops like Optivar or Pataday can help eye symptoms from allergies but may also relieve nasal symptoms, because of our anatomy. Blackwelder says the drops will travel from the tear duct into the nose, treating not only your red, puffy eyes but also your clogged sinuses.

Caution: Don't put drops that are past their expiration date into your eyes.

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Must Have: Moleskine

[I know nothing about moleskine, and I doubt if it is kosher to the touch, much less we are able to eat it.  T.Y., Editor]

Doctors agree that sometimes you just need a BandAid to protect a wound, but when treating blisters or hot spots, BandAids can cause rubbing that will make the problem worse, says Cathleen London, MD, an assistant professor of medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College and an assistant attending physician at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. Instead, she recommends cutting a circular piece of adhesive moleskine that extends past the edges of the affected area. "You're building up the skin around the blister," she says. The moleskine will stay comfortably in place while the blister heals on its own.

Caution: You can usually leave it on until it falls off, but change the dressing if you experience itching or irritation.

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Must-Have: Hydrogen Peroxide

Your doctor will be the first to tell you that you don't need hydrogen peroxide to clean a wound—in fact, it can destroy tissue and slow the healing process (instead, use soap and water to clean the area). But there are other reasons to keep hydrogen peroxide on hand. When squirted into the ear canal with a bulb syringe or eye dropper once or twice a week, it can be very effective at loosening ear wax and keeping ears clean; and when diluted with water, it can be used to disinfect toothbrushes. London has also used hydrogen peroxide to treat non-human family members. To de-skunk her pet terrier, she uses a chemist's recipe of one quart hydrogen peroxide, one quarter cup baking soda and a teaspoon of dishwashing detergent.

Caution: When squirting hydrogen peroxide into your ears, be careful not to poke your eardrum with the syringe, and be prepared to hear the solution bubbling as it dissolves the wax.

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Must Have: Aloe Vera Gel

Take a tip from the physicians in the ER, Blackwelder says, and use aloe vera gel to treat minor burns and sunburns. For soothing relief, you can dab it directly onto the affected area. For first- and second-degree burns, Blackwelder recommends also taking two to three ibuprofen three times per day.

Caution: Make sure the aloe you use is mostly clear, which signifies purity. Colored gel usually contains chemicals or alcohol.

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Must-Have: Eucalyptus Oil

This natural oil not only smells better than menthol, but it may be more effective at relieving congestion, London says. When you start to feel stuffed up, fill a bowl with warm water and a few drops of eucalyptus oil, soak a washcloth in it and then put that over your face or bring it into the shower. To help sick family members find relief, London sometimes puts a small amount of diluted eucalyptus oil in a bedroom humidifier. Eucalyptus oil can also be used on the skin to treat arthritis, boils, sores and wounds, and as an all-natural insect repellent.

Caution: Eucalyptus oil can be toxic when ingested, so never drink it or put it near the face of children under the age of 2.

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Don't Bother With: Antibiotic Ointment

Blackwelder says patients tell him that Neosporin is their go-to for everything from a hangnail to a shaving cut to a blister. But constantly exposing the skin to neomycin, one of the active ingredients in most antibiotic ointments, can lead to an allergic reaction over time. "People will then use the ointment and assume the resulting redness comes from the wound, when it's actually the neomycin affecting their skin." He says that plain old soap and water work just as well to clean and disinfect minor wounds.

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Vaginal Yeast Infection Cream

Standard use: Providing relief for the itching, burning and irritation affecting your lady parts.

Surprise use: Providing relief for itching, burning and irritation affecting your feet, or your husband's man parts, or your child's baby parts.

"Miconazole, the antifungal agent in Monistat, is an effective treatment for athlete's foot as well as jock itch," says Isaac M. Neuhaus, MD, assistant professor of dermatology at the University of California in San Francisco. The different yeasts causing these infections are all part of the same family. Feet usually take about a month to respond to twice-daily applications, while your partner should experience relief in two weeks, and your baby's diaper rash should clear up in a few days. (Keep in mind that this doesn't work both ways, and you should never use medication on your vagina that wasn't specifically formulated for that area).

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Nasal Spray

Standard use: Clearing up your nasal passages.

Surprise use: Calming down the pimple on your nose.

Most allergy doctors will warn against using OTC nasal sprays for more than three days, because your nasal tissues can become accustomed to the decongestant and begin to overcompensate. Here's one way to use the leftover liquid: dab it on a pimple. "Products like Afrin or Dristan contain oxymetazoline, which constricts blood vessels under the skin and takes away redness on top of it," says Maria Marzella Mantione, an associate clinical professor at St. John's University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and a national spokeswoman for the American Pharmacists Association.

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Aspirin

Standard use: Getting rid of a throbbing headache.

Surprise use: Getting rid of a nagging wart.

Aspirin belongs to a family of compounds called salicylates, which are in the same family as salicylic acid—the active ingredient in most OTC wart medication. Mantione suggests taking two plain, non-coated Bayer tablets, grinding them up and adding a little bit of water to make a paste. Apply this to the affected area every day. "It could take 8 to 12 weeks to work," she says, but that's still on-pace with most OTC wart removers.

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Dandruff Shampoo

Standard use: Keeping heads and shoulders flake-free.

Surprise use: Helping to clear up discolored patches that appear on the back, underarms, upper arms, chest and neck (they're reddish-tan on light skin and white on darker skin).

This relatively common rash is actually a skin fungus known to dermatologists as tinea versicolor, and while it can be stubborn, it usually responds well to this treatment. "Choose a shampoo that contains selenium sulfide, then lather up the affected area, let it sit for about 10 minutes, and rinse," says Neuhaus (you can treat your scalp and your skin at the same time). You should see results in about a week.

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Super Glue

Standard use: Repairing chipped coffee mugs; broken, borrowed earrings; and children's dropped artwork.

Surprise use: Closing a cut caused by accidentally breaking a wine glass.

It's not ideal, but this heavy-duty glue will work in a pinch. First rinse any blood and debris from the area. "Squeeze the sides of the skin together before applying the glue, and be extremely careful not to get any in the open wound," says Cathleen London, MD, an assistant professor of medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College, and an assistant attending physician at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. The glue should hold long enough for the cut to heal.

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Diaper-Rash Cream

Standard use: Clearing up rashes and redness on your baby's bottom.

Surprise use: Protecting yourself from sunburn.

Desitin contains about 20 percent zinc oxide, which is also a nonirritating physical sunblock, says Mantione. But as moms know, this paste goes on white and doesn't absorb into the skin, so it's best used when you've run out of sunscreen and don't mind looking like an ’80s lifeguard.

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Ibuprofen

Standard use: Relieving period cramps.

Surprise use: Relieving minor burns and insect bites.

When a burn or sting causes skin to turn red, most people reach for a topical lotion or gel, says Mantione. Instead, she recommends popping two Motrin, because this NSAID is a more effective treatment that will work with your body to halt the inflammatory process, and will also relieve swelling.

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REGARDING OTHER MATTERS OF HEALTH AND EXERCISE…

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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THE 52-WEIGHT-LOSS DIET PLAN

 

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

 

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

 

Some of the things we plan to do are:

 

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

-eliminate fast foods and processed foods

-walk at least 3 days a week

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

-eat more fruits and veggies

-bake rather than fry our meats

-drink plenty of water and tea

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Tziona Yisrael

 

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THOUGHT FOR TODAY AND FOREVER:

 

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

 

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THE  GREATEST  “SPOIL”  OF  ALL

 

The Israelites received Reparations for their free labor when they left out of Egypt (Exodus 12:35,36, Psalm 105:37).   Note also that Reparations were given to Ezra for the building of GOD’s Temple and for the service of the House of the LORD GOD of Israel (Ezra 7:12 –21).  And it is prophesied that we will again receive compensation for our free labor and bondage in this modern-day Egypt (all the lands that took Israelites captive):
 
“The Lord said, Verily it shall be well with thy remnant; verily I will cause the enemy to entreat thee well in the time of evil and in the time of affliction.”   Jeremiah 15:11

 

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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!

 

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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!!!

 

SELAH!

 

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"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.”

Psalm 34:8

  

*****

 

“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

 

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"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

 

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"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

 

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"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!

 

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“The eyes of the LORD are upon the righteous,

and his ears are open unto their cry. 

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

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

Psalm 34:15,16

 

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

continue thy lovingkindness unto them that know thee;

and thy righteousness to the upright in heart.”

Psalm 36:9,10

 

“The right hand of the LORD is exalted:

the right hand of the LORD doeth valiantly.

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

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

Psalm 118:16 - 18

 

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

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

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

Hosea 4:1 

 

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

 

Tziona Yisrael,

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

 

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"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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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.

Ezekiel 39:23

 

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.

Psalm 9:15,16

 

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?

 

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And God said moreover unto Moses, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, The LORD God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, hath sent me unto you: this is my name for ever, and this is my memorial unto all generations.   Exodus 3:15

 

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

 

By

 

Tziona Yisrael

Servant of the Most HIGH GOD of Israel

http://www.thelawkeepers.org

http://www.thelawkeepers.org/DEUTERONOMY%2028TH%20CHAPTERandPICTURES.Adoc.htm (September 7, 2011)

http://thelawkeepers.org/A%20CONVERSATION%20BETWEENDRYBONES.htm

 

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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!!!

 

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KNOWING  THE  BEAUTY  AND  THE  REWARD  OF  THE  FEAR  OF

THE  LORD  GOD  OF  ISRAEL  AND

SERVING  AND  WORSHIPPING  ONLY  HIM,

AND  NOT  MAN  OR  IDOL  IS  A SALVATION  IN  ITSELF!

 

Blessed be the Most High GOD of Israel and blessed be HIS Holy Name

forever and ever!  Touch my mouth, Lord GOD of Abraham,

and let me declare your Praise.

 

 

THE SOAPBOX THAT SPEAKS:

 

PRESIDENT OBAMA

 

I know a lot of people, including Blacks, voted Obama into a second term.  Yet again, it would appear that he will be unable to meet his promises.  But for me that is not any surprise.  The greater issue is that he has put himself in the same shoes of his predecessors.   And what can he do for Israelites, anyway, except fulfill the WILL of the CREATOR GOD, which is to give us our FREEDOM and REPARATIONS for descendants of Slaves whose forebears were forced to migrate to lands controlled by Whites and forced into Slavery for many generations without mercy and without compassion!

 

President Obama continues to perpetuate suppression of those who have no voice and greater power to oppressors within and without the US.  And there is still no evidence of him addressing the savage treatment of Blacks and the injustices we endure in this racist country.  He has appointed Brother Holden (to the Justice Department) and Sister Rice (as the US Rep. to the UN) and two non-Blacks to the US Supreme Court.  Not one of these appointees addressed letters sent to them from The LawKeepers, Co. regarding our Human Rights.  So, why should we get excited about Blacks appointed by President Obama into high places?

 

Odd enough, I don’t think he wanted Rice as Secretary of State anyway, and I believe the whole fiasco played out just the way he wanted it.  In regards to Holder, the Head of the Justice Department, that man can’t define “JUSTICE”       much less carry it out.  I understand a group of women’s rights folks have written to him to tell him they were instrumental in getting him elected to a second term.  They seem to be oblivious to the fact that Blacks also helped in this regard.  In any case, they want President Obama to appoint all women to his cabinet posts.  LOL!  I know that letter came from a White woman.  No Black woman would have the nerve to be so dictatorial. 

 

The one thing President Obama could focus on for descendants of Slaves is to facilitate Reparations from all countries for all descendants of Slaves whose forebears were taken out of Africa.  He can also initiate an Exodus out of this GOD-forsaken country and out of all lands where Slaves were forcibly taken.  If restitution was paid to the Native Americans, to the Japanese, and to the White “Jews” for their holocaust, then it must also be paid to Blacks for the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade and the Middle Passage of torture, death and Hell.

 

Restitution is due us for the barbaric and heinous Slave Trade and its bloody crime against Black humanity that took Self-Determination from Blacks.  Also, it is our human right for justice to be served.  President Obama addresses many needs, and now he must address ours. 

 

Our GOD WITH US, HE will HELP us in this our endeavor.  Israelites who are seeking to obediently RETURN to the GOD of Israel are ready to Exodus out of Slave lands and serve and worship the ONE True and Living CREATOR GOD of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob in the Land of our heritage!  And those who are not Israelites and want to leave out must also be given Reparations and places to establish better lives for themselves and for their children.

 

THIS WOULD BE JUSTICE!  Sadly, for those who wish to remain in Slave lands, can expect the same ol’ same ol’.

 

THE REASONS IN A NUTSHELL

WHY THE UNITED STATES IS NOT A LIFE

 

The US has condoned homosexual marriage in several states now, and rumor has it that many other states will follow.  Does not this remind you of Sodom and Gomorrah?  The CREATOR destroyed these two places and put the “Dead Sea” in their stead.  HIS Judgment was severe though we really cannot determine all their abominations.  HE knew HE did not want these Sodomites and Gomorrahites making up the inhabitants of HIS Holy Land, and saw fit to eliminate them forever.  And we know that this, too, will be the fate of this “Daughter of Babylon” that took us captive.

 

During the time our forefathers lived in the Land of Israel, one of the most important issues to the CREATOR was that they be separated from the unrighteous, the idol worshippers, and the heathens.  HE knew that these people would be the ones to turn the hearts of the Israelites away from HIM.  And HE was so RIGHT, as it certainly happened. 

 

Our Hebrew culture and customs are not compatible with this wicked Constitution and lifestyle and certainly not with this corrupt so-called “Justice System of Democracy” with its double standards that favor the wealthy White ruling class while the poor suffer.  In this captivity, we try hard to enjoy GOD’s Holy Days, but the wise know that these days are meant to be kept in the Land (with the exception of the Holy Seventh Day of Complete REST, which must be kept in the Land and in our places wherever we are).

 

“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.”   Ezekiel 20:40

 

If the CREATOR GOD of Israel said HE would scatter us among the heathen to suffer their inflictions for forsaking HIM and HIS LAW, are we not fulfilling HIS curses upon us prophesied in Leviticus 26th and in Deuteronomy 28th Chapters?  Oh yeah, we are!!!  At every turn we are under the control of our enemies and subject to their religions, customs, holidays, governments, laws, educational, political, and economical systems, and their “almighty dollar” and are without a voice.  Those who think not most certainly delude themselves. 

 

CHRISTMAS, HANUKKAH, AND KWANZA

 

These are the famous observances that take place during the month of December that upset and disturb me to no end.  I have always hated this time of the year!!!  Nothing good comes out of the Christmas celebration and not even the unfounded idol that is worshipped on this day takes notice.

 

How is it that intelligent and educated people can allow themselves to submit to these pagan holidays?  And please, the last thing I want to hear is that, “It’s for the kids.” 

 

Why won’t people realize that Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanza ARE NOT endorsed by the CREATOR and therefore, there is nothing holy or religious about them!   THEY ARE ALL INVENTED BY MAN!  And involving our children in these holidays only teaches them when they get older that it is all right to believe in lies and propagate them because with these celebrations this is what they have been taught to do all their lives.

 

Blacks in the US have no control over much of anything in their lives, so some Black somebody decides to design a holiday for Black Peoples.  PUHLEEEESE!  And after all that, what have we got?  Still nothing!

 

Let us wake up and turn to the CREATOR GOD, for only HIS WAYS of Righteousness are TRUTH, and only HE is able to bring us out of these pagan and heathenish beliefs.

 

THIS WORLD OF ABSOLUTE CHAOS AND CONFUSION

 

I would be remiss if I did not make mention of the turmoil spreading across the globe.  The “greatest country in the world” is not exempt from strife between its rulers (Jeremiah 51:46) and between causing Hell for other nations and/or telling them how to run their countries. 

 

On most days Aljazeera runs documentations on US and Israeli aggression (quite a lot), and believe me, it is astounding.  (Perhaps that is the reason Aljazeera is not allowed to broadcast in the US.)  The US wants to destroy and rule and control the world, and the Israelis want to destroy and control GOD’s Land and the Middle East.  And this mentality is stirring up much hatred and conflict, whereas before, the attitude of the oppressed was grin and bear it.  Well, those with the power and the bomb should wake up and take note of the message for them written on the wall.  Not always do the evil and wicked powers-that-be rule and control forever.  At some point those who have no voice or representation they use fire, rocks, their own death, and even destruction to amplify their feelings, needs, and concerns in order to make a change in their lives for themselves and for their children.  The world has seen a six-letter word “revolt” bring down nations.  This has happened in several Middle Eastern countries, and if you listen closely you can hear the drums beating in other areas of the world, as well.

 

People want a one-eighty degree change in their lives, and they want it now.  Once they take heed to the GOD’s TRUTH, they will seek the Ways of this True and Living GOD and will be obedient to HIS WORD.  Then and only then will the powers-that-be give the downtrodden the respect that they deserve.  The heads over the nations will then fear the CREATOR GOD, but it will be too late, for the prophecy concerning those who took the Children of Israel captive is in play.

 

 

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 dream of a pursuit of genuine happiness, White folks call us radical.

 

AND

 

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

 

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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.”

Exodus 3:15

 

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

Isaiah 43:11

 

“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.”

Isaiah 44:6,8

 

“Thus saith the LORD, thy redeemer, and he that formed thee from the womb,

I am the LORD that maketh all things; that stretcheth forth the heavens alone;

that spreadeth abroad the earth by myself;”

Isaiah 44:24

 

“I 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

 

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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.

 

 

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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?

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MARK?

WHAT MARK?

 

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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I am Zion… 

 

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QUESTIONS TWO:

 

1.

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

 

How is it possible that GOD’s Prophet Isaiah is able to “raise up the tribes of Jacob” and be “a light to the Gentiles”?

 

2.

“Take ye heed every one of his neighbour, and trust ye not in any brother: for every brother will utterly supplant, and every neighbour will walk with slanders. And they will deceive everyone his neighbour, and will not speak the truth: they have taught their tongue to speak lies, and weary themselves to commit iniquity. Thine habitation is in the midst of deceit; through deceit they refuse to know me, saith the LORD.”   Jeremiah 9:4 - 6

 

Given the history of our forefathers, the Children of Israel, how important is it for us today to be seriously concerned about trusting in brother, sister, neighbor, and our neighbors?

 

QUESTION AND ANSWER (Q AND A):

 

THE FOLLOWING QUESTION ON REPARATIONS WAS POSED TO ME, AND I AM SHARING IT WITH OTHERS WHO MIGHT HAVE THE SAME VIEWS so that we might be on one accord:

 

“If the Holy ONE said HE would gather us a Second Time from the Four Corners of the Earth and cause our enemies to entreat us well and to cause our return, why do we need to ask our enemies to give us money (Reparations) to leave out?” 

 

I had thought that this question was posed to me for an understanding on Reparations for Israelites only to learn during the course of the conversation that this inquiry is really this person’s belief that we should not appeal to our captors/Pharaoh for restitution for the Slave Trade.  This person was adamant about our simply looking to the CREATOR for help in this regard and studying HIS LAW while we wait. 

 

I, personally, am a firm believer in using our time wisely to learn GOD’s LAW and to read the Hebrew Scriptures whether an intention exists to seek Pharaoh to obtain Reparations or not.  As we continued to discuss the matter, the more I tried to involve passages for clarity, the more they were rejected.  And I was constantly asked to produce the Scripture where the GOD of Israel told the Israelites to go to Pharaoh. 

 

I am too strong in Fear of the CREATOR and in Belief of HIM to have doubts about what HE has left us for our understanding.   And as a matter of fact, I could not help but think about the Twelve Spies (Numbers 13th Chapter) who (with the exception of Joshua and Caleb) brought back an “evil report” causing fear in the Camp.  Either Our GOD of Israel is with us or HE isn’t.  And only through striving to please HIM with obedience to walk in HIS Ways, will we learn the Truth of the matter.  

 

There are ample passages in the Hebrew Scriptures that prove we are absolutely right to go to Pharaoh for our Freedom and for Reparations.  First and foremost, Moses (and the Elders) had to tell Pharaoh about the GOD of Israel, about the Children of Israel being GOD’s “Firstborn” (Exodus 4:22), and about letting GOD’s People go.  And it is incumbent upon us to do likewise.

 

“Come now therefore, and I will send thee unto Pharaoh, that thou mayest bring forth my people the children of Israel out of Egypt.

 

And he said, Certainly I will be with thee; and this shall be a token unto thee, that I have sent thee: When thou hast brought forth the people out of Egypt, ye shall serve God upon this mountain.

 

And they shall hearken to thy voice: and thou shalt come, thou and the elders of Israel, unto the king of Egypt, and ye shall say unto him, The LORD God of the Hebrews hath met with us: and now let us go, we beseech thee, three days' journey into the wilderness, that we may sacrifice to the LORD our God.”   Exodus 3:10,12,18

 

If we do not go to Pharaoh, how will he know about the GOD of Israel, and that we want our Freedom and Reparations to sustain us in the Wilderness?  We won’t tell Pharaoh that we want to leave out for three days to sacrifice to Our GOD, but we can tell him about the CREATOR GOD, our true identity, and about our desires to fulfill GOD’s WORD to go into the Wilderness, as it is prophesied.

 

The GOD OF Israel sent Moses and the Elders to Pharaoh to fulfill HIS WORD to Abraham that his SEED would come out of captivity with “great substance”.  That captivity would be in Ancient Egypt.

 

“And he said unto Abram, Know of a surety that thy seed shall be a stranger in a land that is not theirs, and shall serve them; and they shall afflict them four hundred years; And also that nation, whom they shall serve, will I judge: and afterward shall they come out with great substance.”   Genesis 15:13,14

 

And the children of Israel did according to the word of Moses; and they borrowed of the Egyptians jewels of silver, and jewels of gold, and raiment: And the LORD gave the people favour in the sight of the Egyptians, so that they lent unto them such things as they required. And they spoiled the Egyptians.”   Exodus 12:35

 

See the correlation between Israelites coming out of Egyptian bondage and Israelites coming out of global present-day captivity, and understand that the SEED of Jacob will again be DELIVERED out of the hands of their enemies and will Exodus out with Reparations.

 

“Surely the isles shall wait for me, and the ships of Tarshish first, to bring thy sons from far, their silver and their gold with them, unto the name of the LORD thy God, and to the Holy One of Israel, because he hath glorified thee.”   Isaiah 60:9

 

Thus, at the appointed time, Israelites will be given Reparations AGAIN, i.e., after we approach Pharaoh in the Holy Name of the GOD of Israel!

 

“Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!  And let them sacrifice the sacrifices of thanksgiving, and declare his works with rejoicing.”   Psalm 107:21,22

 

REMEMBER; OUR DELIVERANCE IS ALSO IN ORDER SO THAT OUR GOD OF ISRAEL CAN AGAIN MAKE A NAME FOR HIMSELF, JUST AS HE DID WHEN THE ISRAELITES LEFT OUT OF ANCIENT EGYPT.  Approaching Pharaoh is a big part of shedding LIGHT on Our CREATOR GOD.

 

“Wherefore thou art great, O LORD God: for there is none like thee, neither is there any God beside thee, according to all that we have heard with our ears.  And what one nation in the earth is like thy people, even like Israel, whom God went to redeem for a people to himself, and to make him a name, and to do for you great things and terrible, for thy land, before thy people, which thou redeemedst to thee from Egypt, from the nations and their gods?  For thou hast confirmed to thyself thy people Israel to be a people unto thee for ever: and thou, LORD, art become their God.”   II Samuel 7:22 – 24

 

“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

 

Yes, it is excellent to want to see GOD’s WORD in print, but not all matters are cut and dry.  Serving and Worshipping ONLY HIM and how to do so for sure must be seen in print because we have been deceived for such a long time to worship false gods. However, with other situations Our GOD of Israel is always with those who obey and TRUST in HIM with their whole heart.  HE is there leading and guiding us, especially in matters such as this, and in many cases, HE is WORKING behind the scenes when we don’t even know it.  Moreover, when we read about GOD’s interaction with the Children of Israel and the Exodus out of Ancient Egypt, it is quite clear that this Second DELIVERANCE will mirror the First.  And IF…IF Our GOD of Israel gives us wisdom and understanding, HE also leads and guides us in the way that we should go.  This was HIS manner throughout the writings of the history of the Children of Israel, so why should it be any different now, if we are striving to do HIS Will, as HE has required of us?

 

CONSIDER HOW THE CREATOR GOD OF ISRAEL BLESSED NEHEMIAH TO GO HOME:

 

Nehemiah had no problem going before Artaxerxes the king to ask permission to go to Israel, even though the CREATOR GOD of Israel had ALREADY put it in his heart to leave out.

 

“I pray thee, thy servant this day, and grant him mercy in the sight of this man. For I was the king's cupbearer.”   Nehemiah 1:11

 

And it came to pass in the month Nisan, in the twentieth year of Artaxerxes the king…”   Nehemiah 2:1

 

“Then the king said unto me, For what dost thou make request? So I prayed to the God of heaven. And I said unto the king, If it please the king, and if thy servant have found favour in thy sight, that thou wouldest send me unto Judah, unto the city of my fathers' sepulchres, that I may build it.”   Nehemiah 2:4,5

 

PAY CLOSE ATTENTION TO THE PASSPORT:

 

“Moreover I said unto the king, If it please the king, let letters be given me to the governors beyond the river, that they may convey me over till I come into Judah;  And a letter unto Asaph the keeper of the king's forest, that he may give me timber to make beams for the gates of the palace which appertained to the house, and for the wall of the city, and for the house that I shall enter into. And the king granted me, according to the good hand of my God upon me.”   Nehemiah 2:7,8

 

“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: neither was there any beast with me, save the beast that I rode upon.

 

“Then I told them of the hand of my God which was good upon me; as also the king's words that he had spoken unto me. And they said, Let us rise up and build. So they strengthened their hands for this good work.”   Nehemiah 2:11,12,18

 

How is it that Nehemiah was so sure about returning to Israel?  He knew that the Holy ONE had Commanded the Judahites to be captives for seventy (70) years, and since that time (captivity) had been fulfilled, Nehemiah knew also that it was time to go back home. 

 

“And this whole land shall be a desolation, and an astonishment; and these nations shall serve the king of Babylon seventy years.”   Jeremiah 25:11

 

“For thus saith the LORD, That after seventy years be accomplished at Babylon I will visit you, and perform my good word toward you, in causing you to return to this place. For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.  Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you. And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart. And I will be found of you, saith the LORD: and I will turn away your captivity, and I will gather you from all the nations, and from all the places whither I have driven you, saith the LORD; and I will bring you again into the place whence I caused you to be carried away captive.”   Jeremiah 29:10 - 14

 

With us who are scattered throughout the Four Corners of the Earth, we also have in writing when we can leave out:

 

“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

 

Nehemiah did not request Reparations.  The Holy ONE of Israel was behind the scenes making it happen even before Nehemiah made his journey to the Land of Judah.  Actually, the GOD of Israel is so wonderful, that the Israelites did not have to ask for their Reparations, and they received it anyway!  (Please see Ezra 7:13 – 22).

 

For our Exodus, in accord with the WORD of the GOD of Israel, we will also receive Reparations:

 

“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. And kings shall be thy nursing fathers, and their queens thy nursing mothers: they shall bow down to thee with their face toward the earth, and lick up the dust of thy feet; and thou shalt know that I am the LORD: for they shall not be ashamed that wait for me.”   Isaiah 49:22,23

 

“Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee. For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the LORD shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee.  And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising. Lift up thine eyes round about, and see: all they gather themselves together, they come to thee: thy sons shall come from far, and thy daughters shall be nursed at thy side.”   Isaiah 60:1 – 4 (Please read the entire chapter.)

 

“Surely the isles shall wait for me, and the ships of Tarshish first, to bring thy sons from far, their silver and their gold with them, unto the name of the LORD thy God, and to the Holy One of Israel, because he hath glorified thee.  And the sons of strangers shall build up thy walls, and their kings shall minister unto thee: for in my wrath I smote thee, but in my favour have I had mercy on thee.”   Isaiah 60:9,10

 

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

 

“And these are the words that the LORD spake concerning Israel and concerning Judah. For thus saith the LORD; We have heard a voice of trembling, of fear, and not of peace. Ask ye now, and see whether a man doth travail with child? wherefore do I see every man with his hands on his loins, as a woman in travail, and all faces are turned into paleness? Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob's trouble; but he shall be saved out of it. 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:”   Jeremiah 30:4 - 8

 

Given that Our GOD of Israel has advised us to “Flee Babylon”, there is no reason to wait but rather to use wisdom to move on GOD’s WORD and seek our FREEDOM and the Reparations for our housing and sustenance.  Remember; it is written that we will go into the “Wilderness of the people” when we leave out (Ezekiel 20:34 – 38).

 

CONSIDER THESE:

 

When we are starving and food is placed before us, do we need to be told to eat?

 

When Our GOD tells us that there will be troubled times but Jacob will be saved out of it, do we need to be told to prepare to Exodus?

 

When Our GOD tells us that we can go home if we return to HIM and obey HIS Voice, do we need to be told to yearn for our heritage or do we ask, “How can we sing the LORD’s Song in a strange land” and pray for GOD’s HAND to DELIVER us as HE has said HE would?

 

When Our GOD tells us to “Flee out of the midst of Babylon, and deliver every man his soul,” (Jeremiah 51:6) does it make any sense to sit around debating whether to go to Pharaoh for our Freedom and Reparations or not?

 

If Our GOD of Israel looks at our hearts and finds us worthy, then what we endeavor to do will be accomplished:

 

“Trust in the LORD, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed. Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.”   Psalm 37:3 - 5

 

Just as the GOD of Israel put it in Nehemiah’s heart to RETURN, HE will (and has already) put it in the hearts of the “he goats” (Jeremiah 50:8) to do the same.  Israelites who are serious about fulfilling the prophecy involving Israel’s DELIVERANCE at GOD’s HAND have this passion to re-establish the “Land of Milk and Honey” with GOD’s Ways of Righteousness.  And this courage to do so cannot be taught.  It is an innate belief and faith in the GOD of Israel that HE will make it happen.

 

Only be thou strong and very courageous, that thou mayest observe to do according to all the law, which Moses my servant commanded thee: turn not from it to the right hand or to the left, that thou mayest prosper whithersoever thou goest. This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.”   Joshua 1:7,8

 

“…I am with thee to save thee and to deliver thee, saith the LORD. And I will deliver thee out of the hand of the wicked, and I will redeem thee out of the hand of the terrible.”   Jeremiah 15:20,21

 

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

 

When we know that Babylon is to be destroyed, do we need to be told to get out and save ourselves?  Of course not. 

 

“Whoso is wise, and will observe these things, even they shall understand the lovingkindness of the LORD.”   Psalm 107:43

 

Our Merciful GOD has supplied us with ample information to take heed to the troubled times upon us and the worse of all that are ahead to come.  Times are already serious given GOD’s Wrath and given the economic crises across the globe.  If GOD’s WORD on “Jacob’s Troubles” and “Fleeing Babylon” are not clear at this point, then there will only be a “Remnant” of Israelites saved and for several reasons.  Some won’t take heed, some will fear to leave out, and some flat out do not want to Exodus, therefore,  many will fall for being “joined unto them” (our captors, the powers-that-be: Isaiah 13:1 – 15) - hence only a “Remnant” shall return (Isaiah 10:22). 

 

Finally, when the courageous “he goats” go before Pharaoh it will be to give recognition to the ONE True and Living GOD, the CREATOR GOD of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob and make it known that HE is taking back HIS Universe, returning to HIS Place in Jerusalem, Judging the wicked, and establishing HIS Ways of Righteousness upon HIS Earth, and more importantly is ready to DELIVER HIS Covenant People out of the hands of their captors, just as HE did when the Nation of Israel was down in Egypt.

 

“I will speak of thy testimonies also before kings, and will not be ashamed.”   Psalm 119:46

 

“And it shall come to pass in that day, that the Lord shall set his hand again the second time to recover the remnant of his people, which shall be left, from Assyria, and from Egypt, and from Pathros, and from Cush, and from Elam, and from Shinar, and from Hamath, and from the islands of the sea. And he shall set up an ensign for the nations, and shall assemble the outcasts of Israel, and gather together the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth.”   Isaiah 11:11,12

 

If Israelites utter the words, “I am not going anywhere.”  And be these words out of context or in, it is clear that they fear to leave out just as the twelve Israelite spies feared to enter the Land.  I must also mention that it is not in their hearts, as it was in Nehemiah’s to return to Jerusalem.  After all, he had good reason to fear, also, but his TRUST was in the GOD of Israel.  That which should have been said is, “I pray the Holy ONE of Israel make a way for us to leave out ju