Monday, November 19, 2012

Revelation 13:16-18 -- Mark of the Beast part A

Shalom friends,
Thus Say the Prophets Revelation 13:16-18
The Mark of the Beast Part A!

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Thus Say The Prophets:
The Revelation of Navi Y'shua
By John of AllFaith © 9.16.09 (last update: 11.18.2012)

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Chapter 2:

Chapter 2:1-7: Ephesus: The Error of Balaam
Chapter 2:8-11
      : Smyrna: Rebbe Y'shua's name change and the Nicolaitan Heresy

Chapter 2:12-29
    : Pergamos and Thyatira: The Return of Occultism, Semiramis and Hubal-Sin

Chapter 3:

Chapter 3:1-6
      : Sardis: The Reformation to the Peace of Westphalia and beyond

Chapter 3:7-13
      : Philadelphia: Secular Humanism, Calvinism, Americanism

Chapter 3:14-19
      : Laodiceans: 1914 CE - the End of the Age

Chapter 3:20-22:
    Laodiceans and the End of the Times of the Gentiles

Chapter 4:

Chapter 4:1,2
      : About the Rapture

Chapter 4:1-3
      : John ascends to the Throne Room

Chapter 4:4-11
      : Events in the Throne Room

Chapter 5:

Chapter 5
    : Introduction to the Seven Seals.

Chapter 6:

Chapter 6: 1,2
      : The Seven Seals, the White Horse and its Rider

Chapter 6: 3-17
    : The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.
Chapter 7:
Chapter 7:1-3
      : More on the Fifth Sealed Scroll: The Martyrs.

Chapter 7:3-16
    : The Martyrs, 144,000 Israelites and the Great Multitude of Goyim
Chapter 8:
Chapter 8:1-6
      : Opening of the Seventh Sealed Scroll, Introduction to the Seven Shofarim

Chapter 8:6-16
    : Opening of the Seventh Sealed Scroll: The first four shofarim sound
Chapter 9:
Chapter 9:1-12
      : The Fifth and Sixth Shofarim of Judgement

Chapter 9:12-20
    : The Fifth and Sixth Shofarim of Judgement
Chapter 10:
Chapter 10
    : The Little Book (and the Seven Laws)
Chapter 11:
Chapter 11:1,2
      : The Temple Courtyard

Chapter 11:1,2
      : Temple Courtyard and the 42 Months

Chapter 11:1,2
The Courtyard and The Beast Who Stalks It
Chapter 11:3,4: The Two Witnesses
Chapter 11:4-14: The Two Witnesses, Ibbur Neshamot
Chapter 11:15-19 The Seventh Shofar/Trumpet: The Third Woe

Chapter 12:
Chapter 12:1
      : The Woman Clothed with the Sun and Moon

Chapter 12:1
      : The Eternal Covenant Passes Through Jewish Mothers

Chapter 12:1, 2
      : (with Daniel 4:10-17) The Seven Times

Chapter 12:2-7
      : The Woman Flees into the Wilderness

Chapter 12:7-17
    : War in Ouranos and on Earth!
Chapter 13:
Chapter 13:1,2
      : The Beast Arises!

Chapter 13:3 (with Daniel 2)
      : The Image of the Beast

Chapter 13:3-10
      : The Beast Arises!

Chapter 13:11-15
      : The False Prophet

Chapter 13:16-18
    : The Mark of the Beast A
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Thursday, November 15, 2012

Buy a Pizza For The IDF

IsraelWant a practical, inexpensive way to show your support for our troops?
                Wanna bless the IDF as they fight in the trenches for Israel?
                                          Buy them a Pizza and other goodies!

Since 3 years, Tsahal pizza works every week and in every part of the country.
It all started in 2009 when a few volunteers and Henri Sebbane, decided to show their gratitude towards IDF soldiers based in Judean and Samaria regions. Soon, this action became known by hundreds of soldiers and many requests to get pizzas and packages arrived every day from dozens of units. A few months later, one of Tsahal Pizza’s leader family members was killed in an ambush
which took place in the Gaza strip. Major Eliraz Perets (right) was the leader of the Golani Unit 12:
He was the father of 4 children and his eldest brother had already been killed 10 years earlier in an ambush made by the Hezbollah on the Lebanese border. And it is in his memory that we have decided the whole Tsahal Pizza project. During the week of mourning (shiva) we went with Eliraz’s (z’’l) wife and children in his IDF base to distribute hundreds of packages to his unit (photo below).
Since then, we go on a regular basis to this Golani unit to distribute them pizzas and packages. We also distribute to Givati, Tsanhanim, Kfir and Givati as well as to the border police unit.
To be able to answer all the requests, we need your generosity. Just look at the smiles of these soldier boys and girls when we come to deliver them goodies. All this is made possible thanks to you.

Shalom and we are looking forwards hearing from you soon

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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

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November 14, 2012

Israel Israel’s army said it had fired on and hit a Syrian military vehicle on Monday, November 12, after a Syrian mortar shell landed in the Golan Heights—the first time in four decades the Jewish state struck a Syrian target from the strategic plateau and the first time Israel has been drawn militarily into its neighbor’s war, The Wall Street Journal reported. Israel and Syria have respected an internationally patrolled demilitarized zone after the end of the 1973 Yom Kippur War, making the frontier one of Middle East’s quietest. But fire from Syrian battles have been increasingly entering the Golan Heights recently, raising the specter that the area could again become a volatile border zone. The latest exchange also opens the possibility of a troubling new flash point in a war that is already spilling over Syria’s other borders.

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Gaza Israel will not hesitate to launch a major IDF operation against Gaza-based terrorist factions if necessary, Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak warned on Sunday, November 11 – after some 100 rockets hit southern Israel in 24 hours, The Jerusalem Post reported. Rockets wounded three people in Sderot during a barrage fired to coincide with the morning commute to work. Later in the day, a Palestinian rocket scored a direct hit on a factory in Sderot. In the evening, two homes, one in Sderot and another in the Eshkol region, also sustained direct rocket strikes, causing damages, but no injuries. The latest round of violence began when Islamic Jihad terrorists fired an anti-tank missile at an IDF Jeep carrying out a routine patrol on the Israeli side of the border on Saturday, striking the vehicle directly and wounding four soldiers.

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IranIran on Monday, November 12 launched an air defense exercise a general said was aimed at optimizing its deterrent capabilities as well as sending a “strong warning” to those threatening it with military strikes, Agence France Presse reported. The drill, originally scheduled for early October but postponed without an official explanation, comes against a backdrop of growing tension in Gulf, but appears unconnected to an incident last week when two Iranian fighter jets fired on an unarmed U.S. drone. Some 8,000 troops drawn from the ranks of the Revolutionary Guards, the army and the Basij militia are participating in the drill, which will span four days and cover an area stretching 328,000 square miles in Iran’s eastern regions, according to media reports. Various missile and artillery systems as well as fighter jets and bombers will be used in the exercise, they said.

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Abbas Palestinian Authority President Mahmud Abbas has announced that the Palestinian Authority will present its bid for non-state U.N. membership, despite U.S. and Israeli opposition, Agence France Presse reported Tuesday, November 13. Following talks with Arab League chief Nabil al-Arabi in Cairo, “it has been agreed that the request will be presented on November 29,” Abbas told reporters on Monday, calling for support from Arab states. President Barack Obama told Abbas in a telephone conversation on Sunday that his administration opposes the Palestinian U.N. initiative, and Israeli officials have threatened punitive measures if the Palestinians go ahead with the bid.

Monday, November 12, 2012

140 Rockets Hit Israel in Past 48 Hours

These two men, Moshe Feiglin and Shmuel Sockett, are the hope of present day Israel in my opinion. Here's an interesting commentary by Shmuel Sockett.
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140 Rockets and no Response?: By Shmuel Sackett
In the last 48 hours, a total of 140 rockets have been fired into southern Israel from enemy territory in Gaza. Schools have been cancelled, businesses have been closed and tens of thousands of Jews are living in bomb shelters as I type these words. 140 rockets.

Earlier in the day I asked 7 random people at a coffee shop in Herziliya Pituach what they felt should be done. As you know, Herziliya Pituach is not known as a place for extreme, rightwing, militants. I must add that all 7 of these people; 5 men and 2 women, were not religious Jews. With that background, here are their answers:

1) "Give them a 2 hour warning and then bomb the heck out of Gaza."

2) "Nuke them. If a million die, that's not my problem."

3) "Send in the army with all its might and end this problem once and for all."

4) "Bomb them day and night." (This women didn't agree with the 2 hour warning of the first guy)

5) "Bomb the people responsible". I then explained to this fellow that "the people responsible" hide among children, schools and hospitals and that a proper military strike will kill many innocent civilians, especially children. His answer was, "That's OK with me."

6) "If we truly have the nuclear bomb, now is the time to use it since it will solve the Gaza problem and also send a strong message to Iran."

7) "Send in the air force and let them drop bombs until they have nobody left to bomb."

I promise you that these were the responses. Now, let's review. Of the 7 people, we have 4 in favor of bombing Gaza, 1 who wants to send in the army and 2 who want to nuke the place. Nobody said that we should complain to the UN, call Obama for help or issue strongly worded condemnations. They all want serious action and they want it now. I will be the first to admit that this was not a scientific poll but 7 out of 7 Herziliya Pituach coffee shop people want to level Gaza??? That is significant.

So the question of the day is simple: Why is this not happening? Why are we allowing 140 rockets to explode in our cities and towns? Many people have been injured from these rockets – including 4 soldiers, one of whom is fighting for his life! What is holding us back? The people of Israel want it, the IDF is capable of doing it and world is expecting it. Yes, I know what I wrote and will write that again. The world is expecting it! When a country does not seriously retaliate to an enemy who shoots 140 rockets in a span of 48 hours, the world responds with laughter. Who can respect a country that allows that to happen? The world looks at Israel and asks: Where is your self respect? Where is your dignity? And worst of all, where is your Jewish G-d?? What a desecration!

Moshe Feigiln gave the best answer on his Facebook page this morning: "I was listening to the confused and pathetic interviews with the Defense Minister this morning. It is clear as daylight that he has no solutions for the situation in southern Israel. We cannot expect the person who got us into this predicament and built his personal career on the Oslo process - or from someone who joined in at any stage down the line - to extricate us from this quagmire. Those officials who created the concept of dividing the Land of Israel - inventing the "Palestinians" to take it off our hands and make "peace" with us - are incapable of implementing the changes needed to solve the problem now."

In other words, Moshe Feiglin focused on the source of the problem: Israel's weak and ineffective leaders. These leaders are stuck in the mud of the Oslo Peace Process which every one – except them – knows is dead and buried. Of course the rocket attacks can end, and can end quickly! The problem, however, is that if the Oslo process is truly over, they have nothing left to do. These weak leaders have invested everything they had into this one-way street and will not admit to its failure. Instead, they continue to dismantle Jewish towns and neighborhoods – such as in Bet El and Migron – in the hope that this will keep the enemy happy and avoid the next barrage of rockets.

What fools they are! How evil their plan and how much Jewish blood has been spilled on their false prophecies. With Hashem's help this will all change. In two weeks, the Likud party is holding primaries for the order of the Knesset list. This is the chance for the good people of Israel to send many politicians home on early retirement and to elect officials who will represent the will of the people and not the will of the soon-to-be-bankrupt-Ha'aretz.

"Don't worry", I told the 7 coffee drinkers in Herziliya Pituach. "New leadership is heading Israel's way and a true solution to Israel's problems is closer than you think."

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Sunday, November 11, 2012

15 States including Texas have filed a petition to secede from the United States

15 States including Texas have filed a petition to secede from the United States

States filing petition to secede from the United States
States filing petition to secede from the United States

As of Saturday November 10, 2012, 15 States have petitioned the Obama Administration for withdrawal from the United States of America in order to create its own government.
States following this action include: Louisiana, Texas, Montana, North Dakota, Indiana, Mississippi, Kentucky, North Carolina, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, New Jersey, Colorado, Oregon and New York. These States have requested that the Obama Administration grant a peaceful withdrawal from the United States.
These citizen generated petitions were filed just days after the 2012 Presidential election.
Louisiana was the first State to file a petition a day after the election by a Michael E. from Slidell, Louisiana. Texas was the next State to follow by a Micah H. from Arlington, Texas.
The government allows one month from the day the petition is submitted to obtain 25,000 signatures in order for the Obama administration to consider the request.
The Texas petition reads as follows:
The US continues to suffer economic difficulties stemming from the federal government’s neglect to reform domestic and foreign spending. The citizens of the US suffer from blatant abuses of their rights such as the NDAA, the TSA, etc. Given that the state of Texas maintains a balanced budget and is the 15th largest economy in the world, it is practically feasible for Texas to withdraw from the union, and to do so would protect it’s citizens’ standard of living and re-secure their rights and liberties in accordance with the original ideas and beliefs of our founding fathers which are no longer being reflected by the federal government.
As of 12:46 am, Sunday, signatures obtained by Louisiana, 7,358; Texas, 3,771; Florida, 636; Georgia, 475; Alabama, 834; North Carolina, 792; Kentucky, 467; Mississippi, 475; Indiana, 449; North Dakota, 162; Montana, 440; Colorado, 324; Oregon, 328; New Jersey, 301 and New York, 169. Many more States are expected to follow.
A petition is not searchable at until 150 signatures have been obtained. It is the originator's responsibility to obtain these signatures.
The Texas petition can be reviewed and/or signed by clicking here.

Revelation 13:11-15 is Now Online

Shalom friends,

Check out the next episode of my Revelation series: Revelation 13:11-15.
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Friday, November 09, 2012

Is Greece Entering the Prophecies?

Those who are studying my Prophecy series ( are aware of my belief that Rex Mundi (AntiChrist) will most likely arise in Greece. Considering this, the following news report is very interesting.

As Golden Dawn gains popularity, Greek Jews strategize on how to combat neo-Nazi party

By Gavin Rabinowitz · November 1, 2012
Source: JTA News

ATHENS, Greece (JTA) — For every Jew who lives in Greece, there are about 100 Greeks who voted for the country’s neo-Nazi party, Golden Dawn, last spring.
The party now controls 18 seats in Greece’s 300-member parliament, and its popularity is rising rapidly: A poll taken in October showed that if elections were held again today, Golden Dawn would capture 14 percent of the vote, making it Greece’s third-largest party. A September poll showed that 22 percent of Greeks have positive views of Golden Dawn, up from 12 percent in May.
With its swastika-like flag, gangs of black-shirted thugs attacking immigrants and its ideology of Greek racial superiority, Golden Dawn’s sudden and significant rise has prompted condemnations from around the world.
It also has put many of Greece’s 5,000 Jews on edge. Community leaders already have begun a campaign to educate Greeks about the dangers of allowing a neo-Nazi party to flourish, and Greek Jews are trying to figure out what more they can do to arrest Golden Dawn’s rise.
“We definitely think that a very basic tool to promoting social equality and combating the rise of extremists like Golden Dawn is educating schoolchildren,” said Zanet Battinou, director the Jewish Museum of Greece.
The museum and its programs teach visiting schoolchildren about Greece’s Jewish community, its heritage and, in particular, about the Holocaust, in which more than 80 percent of Greek Jews were murdered.
The museum also has set up a traveling exhibition, works extensively with Greek schools to aid in teaching about the Holocaust and, together with the Israeli Embassy in Athens, sent 24 Greek teachers to the International School for Holocaust Studies at the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial and museum in Jerusalem.
“It certainly is a very strong weapon against misinformation, bigotry and prejudice,” Battinou said. “But the biggest benefit is, and should be, to teach young people to think for themselves.”
While Golden Dawn mostly has targeted those it holds responsible for Greece’s dire economic plight and its international humiliation -- immigrants from Asia and Africa, politicians and the Communist opposition -- the party also has a clear anti-Semitic streak.
Golden Dawn’s leader, Nikolaos Michaloliakos, denies there were gas chambers or ovens at Nazi death camps and has a penchant for giving the Nazi salute. Statements from the party refer to Israel as a “Zionist terror state.” Party spokesman Ilias Kasidiaris, who made international headlines when he punched a female Communist Party member in the face during a live television debate, recently read out a passage from the anti-Semitic forgery “The Protocols of the Elders of Zion” in parliament.
“We must react to everything they do against the Jews,” David Saltiel, president of the Central Board of Jewish Communities in Greece, told JTA. “We protest, we fight in every instance where there are displays of anti-Semitism and will not let ourselves fall down. We take every measure we can within the spirit of democracy.”
The Greek Jewish community is also trying to maintain a dialogue with the government and mainstream political parties and urging them to take a stronger stand, according to Saltiel.
Outside Jewish groups are stepping in, too. In response to the rise of Golden Dawn, the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, which assists Greece’s 500 Holocaust survivors, has begun funding the Greek Jewish museum’s traveling exhibition on anti-Semitism.
“For survivors that went through what these people went through during the war, many of whom were saved by the underground efforts of other Greeks, they never expected that in their lifetime they would see Greek support for a Nazi-like party,” said the Claims Conference's chairman, Julius Berman. “There must be complete horror.”
Golden Dawn’s political ascendance has been fast and furious, propelled by a Greek public weary of five years of economic depression, massive unemployment and what they see as Greece’s international humiliation and its betrayal by the politicians who got them into this mess. Similar factors led to Hitler’s rise in Weimar Germany, some have noted.
For years, Golden Dawn had lingered as a tiny party on the fringes of society. In the 2009 elections, the party won just 0.29 percent of the vote. But in elections in May and a do-over in June, the party captured just under 7 percent of the vote. Its popularity has been growing ever since.
Given the relatively small size of the country’s Jewish community, Jewish leaders are aware that their efforts may appear like a drop in an ocean of hate and that they alone cannot fight Golden Dawn’s rise.
“It is not possible for only a few thousand remaining Jews. There must be mainstream involvement or a big segment of the mainstream like newspapers, universities and the politicians,” said Hagen Fleischer, the emeritus professor of history at the University of Athens and an expert on the Holocaust and the German occupation of Greece.
The Austrian-born Fleischer, who is not Jewish, organized a public event aimed at countering the growth of Golden Dawn, bringing Holocaust survivors to tell their stories. But, he says, “You cannot solve the problem of Golden Dawn only with enlightenment or telling people there really was a Holocaust.”
Initially, many Greeks and leading politicians downplayed the party’s rise, dismissing it as a knee-jerk reaction from Greeks looking for a shortcut out of the country’s economic crisis but who did not really identify with Golden Dawn’s fascist ideology.
As Golden Dawn has become more brazen, violently attacking migrants, gays and Communists, disrupting theater productions deemed blasphemous and holding racist events like setting up a blood bank for pure Greek blood only, Greek political leaders have begun to mount a stronger response.
In October, parliament voted to lift the immunity of three Golden Dawn members of parliament accused of attacking immigrants. Public Order Minister Nikos Dendias announced the creation of a special police unit to deal with racist violence -- a welcome move after repeated allegations that police were deliberately turning a blind eye to, or sometimes even colluding with, the black-shirted gangs in their attacks on foreigners.
Perhaps most significantly, the head of the Church of Greece, Archbishop Ieronymous II, spoke out. “The Church loves all people, including those who are black, white or non-Christians,” he said.
Saltiel says these developments give him a glimmer of hope.
“If all the political groups, the church, the universities and the media come together to try and put things in the right way, I think that this will change,” he said.
Either way, the Jewish community will keep up its efforts.
“I frankly don’t know if it is enough, but it is something,” Battinou said. “And several small sources of something will hopefully amount to something far-reaching in this dark tunnel of racism and anti-Semitism.”

Thursday, November 08, 2012

Shalom friends,

I'm happy to let you know that Revelation 13:3-10: Thus Say The Prophets is Now Online:
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Friday, November 02, 2012

Yes on 37: Our Right To Know

Maybe we should not vote YES On Prop 37! I mean after all... what gives you the right to know what you are eating? Surely the global corporations should make these decisions for us... It might hurt our little brains to decide what we want to eat and what we don't. Bit Farma knows better than you right? Besides GMOs are good for us right? Yummy yummy... what does God know about making plants grow? We're smarter... right... Californians don't be fooled by the barrage of slick advertising! ALL Prop 37 does is requires a label telling us if what we eat has been GMO modified. That's it. It doesn't go far enough in my opinion, restaurants are not required to tell us nor are a few other industries (like dairy and beef) but this is a VERY solid step forward toward forcing the mega corporations to acknowledge what they are placing on the store shelves for our consumption... JUST LIKE is done across Europe, in India, even in China!

Trust Us! GMOs Are Yummy!

YES on 37!

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Friday, October 26, 2012

The Fourth Commandment: Part One

שמע ישראל ה 'הוא האלוהים שלנו הוא אחד Shema Yisrael Adonai Elohaynu Adonai Echad
"Hear Israel,Adonai is our God, Adonai is One"

The Fourth Commandment

Honoring the Day of HaShem
Part One: Observe and Remember the Sabbath Day

By John of AllFaith © 8.30.09 (last update: 4.26.12)

Go to: Overview
Go to: Part Two: Rebbe Y'shua Observed and Continued Sabbath Observance
Go to: Part Three: How the Sabbath Day was Stolen
Origin of the Sabbath
Sabbath observance is commanded in both biblical versions the Ten Commandments, but that's not where it first appears. If it were, one might assume it is applicable only to Jews. The command however is given to all people for all time.
Moedim or appointments matter to God! To find the origins of the Sabbath we must make our way back in time to Genesis 1:1 where we read:
Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
3 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
4 And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.
5 And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.
On the first day of the first week God (Elohiym) created the light that illumines our planet. This was the first Sun-day (Hebrew only names Shabbat, the rest of the days are numbered). And when did this day begin? The text says: "And the evening and the morning were the first day." The Bible uses a lunar calendar and so we see clearly that the first day, which we call Sunday, began with the sun at rest. Modern calendars are solar based so when considering Shabbat (the Sabbath) we must think a bit differently. The day begins as the sun sets.
Genesis one continues describing the creation week until, on the sixth day, Elohiym created Adam and Chava (Eve), and then:
Genesis 1:31 And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.
The clear statement of these texts (and confirmed later on) is that in six literal days the One God, here called Elohiym, performed the work of creation and then we read:
Genesis 2:1 Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them.
2 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.
3 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.
We know what day the Sabbath was and is because the Jews have carefully maintained the Hebrew calendar. Some cultures did not use a seven day calendar but the Jews do and they document the sacred day.
At this point in the week of creation Adam and Eve had been created. They were living in Paradise and had not yet given into temptation and rebellion. The Earth at this point was a blessed and sacred place in complete perfect harmony with Elohiym's Will. There was no taint of sin, nothing in need of redemption, everything was as it should be.
Why is this significant?
This matters because it shows that the Sabbath is part of God's original plan for the earth and its inhabitants, not something added due to the introduction of rebellion. At this point in the Bible we know nothing of sin and rebellion. There are no Noahide nor Mosaic laws, no people Israel, no need of atonement and salvation. Everything is exactly as Elohiym intends. AND Elohiym clearly intends for the creation to observe the weekly appointment, Shabbat.
Shabbat, the Sabbath or seventh day, stands unique among the days of the week. Shabbat was specifically set apart as holy (kodesh in the Hebrew) by God Himself. Of this word kodesh we read:
    A primitive root; to be (causatively make, pronounce or observe as) clean (ceremonially or morally): - appoint, bid, consecrate, dedicate, hallow, (be, keep) holy (-er, place), keep, prepare, proclaim, purify, sanctify (-ied one, self), X wholly (Strong's: H6942).
This could not be any more clear. Shabbat is the most important external observance in biblical religion. Observing Shabbat is the foundational sign that one is in a covenant relationship with HaShem. As our Messianic Siddur (prayer book) translates Exodus 31:13: "Above all, my Sabbaths you shall keep; for it is a sign between Me and you throughout your generations that you may know that I am the Lord who sanctifies you (page 12). "Above all." This allows for no exceptions. There is not a single verse anywhere in the 66 books of the Bible that nullifies this direct command, nor a single verse sanctifying any other week day, including Sunday, as being kodesh (holy). As authentic Messianic Jews Shabbat observance is not optional. Shabbat is the sign that we are part of the Brit Hadashah (New Covenant) -- that we have been "grafted into" or "adopted into" Judaism as Meshiykhiyyim.
In that utterly perfect state Shabbat was set aside and sanctified to God our Creator as the weekly day to honor Him!
Therefore, from the very beginning Shabbat was declared sacred by God and set apart! Biblically one can not successfully argue this point.
And yet it was abandoned by most of the world!
It is true that there are no more references in the Torah to the Sabbath being observed for a while (until the period of the Exodus). Does this mean it wasn't? Of course not. A case cannot be from silence. Because HaShem set the day apart the people observed it without comment in the Bible. Before Noach few commands were spelled out and even then it was not until Elohiym revealed Himself to Moshe as Adonai that much direction is given. Shabbat was the first divine commandment ever given and it was given to all creation.
As time passed Elohiym allowed humanity to go according to their own ingenuity and plans. This was in part to disprove the challenge raised before the celestial court by Heylel (Lucifer). Heylel challenged not the might of the One God but His importance, His necessity. The adversary challenged that reasoning beings, having been created, would fare better on their own. This is the challenge of the Book of Job and elsewhere. So HaShem granted almost complete freedom.
This led to the coming of the Nephilim, to the worship of the gods of Babel and eventually to the global flood.
HaShem had proven that without His intervention things would not go well for humanity. Still after the global flood He again granted nearly unlimited freedom, only requiring that humanity observe seven essential laws.
Shabbat observance is a universal commandment however its purpose is to empower humanity to give thanks to HaShem and to establish harmony with Him. For this reason it was not included under the Sheva Mitzvot B'nei Noach or Seven Noahide Laws. Again this in no way suggests it was unknown to the people nor that the righteous Noahides did not honor the Sabbath Moed. Indeed the very number of these mitzvot (laws) suggests the importance of the Seventh Day.
As time passed Avraham avinu came and entered into the Eternal Covenant with HaShem. Avraham was tested and found worthy and so through his grandson Ya'akov (Jacob) the Twelve Houses of Israel came to be.
The Twelve Houses of Israel were tested during the Exodus and then HaShem chose to renew His Covenant with Avraham's descendents. He chose Moshe avinu (our father Moses) to establish Torah with the People. According to Jewish Tradition, every Jew who has or will ever live, including all true converts, were present at Mount Sinai and personally accepted the "burden of Torah."
As the people of the Covenant the Israelites both received greater blessings and were held to greater accountability than other humans. Their keeping of Torah (including Shabbat) effects not only themselves but all the people of the Covenant and indeed impacts the world entire. For this reason, the Israelites were directly commanded to observe and remember Shabbat. As we read, after being freed from Egyptian slavery:
Exodus 16:21. They gathered it [the mana] morning by morning, each one according to his eating capacity, and [when] the sun grew hot, it melted.
22. It came to pass on the sixth day that they gathered a double portion of bread, two omers for [each] one, and all the princes of the community came and reported [it] to Moses.
23. So he said to them, That is what Adonai spoke, Tomorrow is a rest day, a holy Sabbath to Adonai. Bake whatever you wish to bake, and cook whatever you wish to cook, and all the rest leave over to keep until morning
24. So they left it over until morning, as Moses had commanded, and it did not become putrid, and not a worm was in it.
25. And Moses said, Eat it today, for today is a Sabbath to Adonai; today you will not find it in the field.
26. Six days you shall gather it, but on the seventh day [which is the] Sabbath on it there will be non
27. It came about that on the seventh day, [some] of the people went out to gather [manna], but they did not find [any].
Note that Moshe did not explain what the Shabbat was, only what HaShem would do on it. That they already knew they were supposed to be honoring Shabbat is clear in the next three verses:
28. Adonai said to Moses, How long will you refuse to observe My commandments and My teachings?
29. See that Adonai has given you [past tense] the Sabbath. Therefore, on the sixth day, He gives you bread for two days. Let each man remain in his place; let no man leave his place on the seventh day
30. So the people rested on the seventh day.
And Shabbat observance was restored. Why is this important?
Two reasons: First this is a direct reference to Sabbath observance BEFORE the Fifth (Mosaic) Covenant was issued (this took place before they reached Mountain Sinai). The Sabbath therefore clearly did not originate with the Mosaic Law! It existed and was honored prior to the giving of the Torah to Moshe.
Secondly, because this account confirms that people already knew what the Sabbath was and what was expected of them. They just needed encouragement to resume its observance after their slavery in Egypt. This supports the view that although the Sabbath is not mentioned after Genesis 2:3 until here, there is no reason to assume it was not being honored the whole time. People often don't mention what to them seems obvious.
The Ten Commandments
Now we come to Sinai and the issuing of the Ten Commandments:
The Seven Noahide Commandments were already in effect for everyone, but as the people of the Covenant more was required of Am Israel.
Exodus 20:1 Then Elohiym said all these words:
2 "I am ADONAI your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the abode of slavery.
3 "You are to have no other gods before me.
4 You are not to make for yourselves a carved image or any kind of representation of anything in heaven above, on the earth beneath or in the water below the shoreline.
5 You are not to bow down to them or serve them; for I, ADONAI your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sins of the parents to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me,
6 but displaying grace to the thousandth generation of those who love me and obey my mitzvot.
7 "You are not to use lightly the name of ADONAI your God, because ADONAI will not leave unpunished someone who uses his name lightly.
8 "Remember the day, Shabbat, to set it apart for God.
9 You have six days to labor and do all your work,
10 but the seventh day is a Shabbat for ADONAI your God. On it, you are not to do any kind of work -not you, your son or your daughter, not your male or female slave, not your livestock, and not the foreigner staying with you inside the gates to your property.
11 For in six days, ADONAI made heaven and earth, the sea and everything in them; but on the seventh day he rested. This is why ADONAI blessed the day, Shabbat, and separated it for himself.
12 "Honor your father and mother, so that you may live long in the land which ADONAI your God is giving you.
13 "Do not murder.
14 "Do not commit adultery.
15 "Do not steal.
16 "Do not give false evidence against your neighbor.
17 "Do not covet your neighbor's house; do not covet your neighbor's wife, his male or female slave, his ox, his donkey or anything that belongs to your neighbor."
18 All the people experienced the thunder, the lightning, the sound of the shofar, and the mountain smoking. When the people saw it, they trembled. Standing at a distance,
19 they said to Moshe, "You, speak with us; and we will listen. But don't let God speak with us, or we will die."
20 Moshe answered the people, "Don't be afraid, because God has come only to test you and make you fear him, so that you won't commit sins."
21 So the people stood at a distance, but Moshe approached the thick darkness where God was.
There are a few points worth noting here!
Those Gentiles or "Ger" -- strangers -- who were aligned with people Israel are directly commanded in this text to observe Shabbat along with the Hebrews: are not to do any kind of work -not you, your son or your daughter, not your male or female slave, not your livestock, and not the foreigner staying with you inside the gates to your property.
This therefore is not only a command for the Jews but also for those who are associated with them (at the least). Whose Sabbath is it? Shabbat is not a human ceremonial day devised by priests, it is the Day of HaShem Himself! It is not the Jewish holy day, it is the human holy day, the day to observe and remember the God of us all, whether we are Jews or Goyim.
"For in six days HaShem made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore HaShem blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.
HaShem sanctified the Sabbath as the eternal memorial of His creative work. We have nothing to do with this! However we are honored to join in the remembrance of our creation once a week.
Despite the clear biblical teachings on this subject, some people seek to deny Shabbat by invoking "proof text" such as the following:
Colossians 2:14 Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross;
Does this negate Shabbat? Of course not.
The Sabbath is NOT an 'ordinance that is against us.' Rebbe Y'shua said:
Mark 2:27 Then he [Rebbe Y'shua] said to them, "Shabbat was made for mankind, not mankind for Shabbat
Shabbat is the greatest honor ever bestowed on creation by its Creator! The Sabbath is the day we are allowed to stop what we are doing and quietly behold the Glory of God in rest and peace! Shabbat is the day when heads of industry, humble farmers, the wealthy, the poor... when everyone stands before HaShem as equals in awe of His glory! An ordinance that is against us?

Here Ends Part One

In part two we will consider the Rebbe's teachings on Shabbat Continue to Part Two

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Go to: Part One: How the Sabbath Day was Given.
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Go to: Part Three: How the Sabbath was Stolen.
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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Can I Go Now? An Example of Resistence

Stand up for your civil rights or lose them. Here's a good example of a truck driver who refused o surrender his rights:

Am I Free To Go?


I Wont Back Down!

Friday, October 19, 2012

Why Do many Jews Sway As They Daven (Pray)?

Sh'ma Yisrael Adonai Elohaynu Adonai Echad
Hear, Israel, HaShem is our God
HaShem is One.

Why Do Many Jews Sway As They Daven (Pray)?

By John of AllFaith © 4.20.10 (last update 10.19.12)
Our sages teach that one should pray not only with ones whole heart, mind and soul but with ones whole body as well. This is based on the Torah.
At Exodus 20:18, immediately following the giving of the Ten Commandments, the Torah says (JPS Version of 1917):
Exodus 20:18 (20:15) And all the people perceived the thunderings, and the lightnings, and the voice of the horn, and the mountain smoking; and when the people saw it, they trembled, and stood afar off.
The KJV has this as:
Exodus 20:18 And all the people saw the thunderings, and the lightnings, and the noise of the trumpet, and the mountain smoking: and when the people saw it, they removed, and stood afar off.
The word translated as trembled in the Jewish Publication Society version (JPS) and removed in the KJV is the Hebrew word noo'-ah. This word is:
A primitive root; meaning to waver, in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively (as subjoined): - continually, fugitive, X make to [go] up and down, be gone away, (be) move (-able, -d), be promoted, reel, remove, scatter, set, shake, sift, stagger, to and fro, be vagabond, wag, (make) wander (up and down) -- Strongs H5128.
For this reason many Jews not only bob their heads but sway their whole bodies (or shucklen in Yiddish) when davening (praying), demonstrating their awe for He to Whom they pray. According to the Bible, Daniel "kneeled upon his knees three times a day, and prayed, and gave thanks before his God, as he had done previously" (Daniel 6:11). Liturgical scholar Uri Ehrlich notes that Daniel’s bows would have been full prostrations, with almost his entire body thrust on the ground, as was standard in ancient Israel.
Today the standard bow is to bend ones knees and upper body. The Talmud says: "In reciting the Tefillah one should bow down at the appropriate places until all the vertebrae in the spinal column are loosened" (BT Berakhot 28b).
Many of the common bowing moments in prayer concern statements of blessing. Most notably the Barkhu prayer, which begins the morning and evening services, requires a bow, as do the first and last two blessings of the Amidah.
The full prostration on the ground, described in the Book of Daniel, has not been totally lost to Jewish practice. In Ashkenazic communities today, during Aleinu in the Mussaf service on High Holidays, some people bow all the way to the ground.
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Saturday, October 13, 2012

What Did Abel Offer Adonai?

The earth is HaShem's
שמע ישראל ה 'הוא האלוהים שלנו הוא אחד

Sh'ma Yisrael Adonai Elohaynu Adonai Echad
Hear, Israel, the Lord is our God, the Lord is One.
What Did Abel Offer To Elohiym?
(also posted HERE)

According to Torah the original diet for both humans and animals was vegetarian:
Genesis 1:29 And God said: 'Behold, I have given you every herb yielding seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed - to you it shall be for food;
1:30 and to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is a living soul, I have given every green herb for food.' And it was so.
1:31 And God saw every thing that He had made, and, behold, it was very good....
This seems clear enough. Both humans and animals were created as vegetarians (and arguably as vegans). This state lasted until Noach and his family left the ark after the great flood as I discuss elsewhere.
So, if humans and animals lived in peace and shared a common diet what are we to make of the following? What did Abel offer to Adonai that was more pleasing than Cain's vegitable based offering? Here's the text:
Genesis 4:1 And the man [Adam] knew Eve his wife; and she conceived and bore Cain, and said: 'I have gotten a man with the help of Adonai.'
4:2 And again she bore his brother Abel. And Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground.
4:3 And in process of time it came to pass, that Cain brought of the fruit of the ground an offering unto Adonai.
4:4 And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his flock and of the fat thereof. And Adonai had respect unto Abel and to his offering;
4:5 but unto Cain and to his offering He had not respect. And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell.
4:6 And Adonai said unto Cain: 'Why art thou wroth? and why is thy countenance fallen?
4:7 If thou doest well, shall it not be lifted up? and if thou doest not well, sin coucheth at the door; and unto thee is its desire, but thou mayest rule over it.'
4:8 And Cain spoke unto Abel his brother. And it came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother, and slew him.
4:9 And Adonai said unto Cain: 'Where is Abel thy brother?' And he said: 'I know not; am I my brother's keeper?'
4:10 And He said: 'What hast thou done? the voice of thy brother's blood crieth unto Me from the ground.
4:11 And now cursed art thou from the ground, which hath opened her mouth to receive thy brother's blood from thy hand.
First, the text says that Cain was a farmer, he grew food. Abel tended the sheep.
It has been assumed by many that Abel raised and slaughtered the sheep for food, however that would contridict the command to be vegetarian. The text merely says that he tended sheep.
At this early period three necessities predominated life: food, shelter and clothing. For the brothers to both be involved in food production would be redundant. The clear teaching here, especially considering the dietary command, is that Cain grew food for the family while Abel tended sheep for their coats and not for their meat.
The most common disagreement with this view is verse four: And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his flock and of the fat thereof..... The argument being that Cain produced the dietary fat (and hence presumably meat). Is this what is being taught here?
The Hebrew clarifies this misunderstanding: min cheleb("the fat") refers to the richest or choice part a thing, not to the literal fat (depending on the context). We still use this term in that same way: "the fat of land" means the best.
There was a critical difference between the offering of Cain and that of Abel. Let's re-read the material:
4:3: ...Cain brought of the fruit of the ground an offering unto Adonai.
4:4 And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his flock and of the fat thereof....
[i.e. he did the same but Abel brought forth the very best he had].
While Abel offered the best he had (the min cheleb) Cain, it appears, did not. His sacrifice was not pleasing to Elohiym because Cain did not intetionally give his best. This understanding is affirmed as Elohiym says:
4:7 If thou doest well, shall it not be lifted up?...
Cain did not offer his best and so Elohiym did not accept his offering. To serve HaShem we must do so from the heart, offering our very best:
Isaiah 29:13 And Adonai said: Forasmuch as this people draw near, and with their mouth and with their lips do honour Me, but have removed their heart far from Me, and their fear of Me is a commandment of men learned by rote;
HaShem wants our best with love.

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Thursday, October 11, 2012

Yeshiva Beth HaShem's Talmidim Level Is Now Complete

Shalom dear friends and fellow talmidim!

We are happy to announce the completion of the Talmidim Level studies of Yeshiva Beth HaShem.

For now there are no plans to write a third level of study for the yeshiva, but as more people complete the Talmidim level we may add another if there is interest.

I hope to return to and complete the Revelation studies in the near future and possibly turn them into a formal lesson series if there is interest in this. Would you be interested in learning this material as Level Three? 

Rebbe Larry and I remain available to assist you in any way we can so don't hesitate to contact us.

Peace, Love, Light and Love,

~ Yochanan

Friday, October 05, 2012

Stepping Out Into Year 5773

The days of sukkot are beginning to wane. Two more days. This wonderful week passes so quickly... and then we enter the New Year empowered by HaShem for what lies ahead and this year... man do we need the preparation!



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Thursday, October 04, 2012

Chag Sameach from our sukkah to yours!

Sukkot 2012

Chag Sameach from our sukkah to yours!

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From Sukkot 2004:

Yet another insightful Drybones, this time a golden oldie.



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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Muhammad Movie

Freedom of Speech
and Freedom of Press

Here's The Movie That Has the Muslim World So Furious... Again...

We Americans Will NOT Go Quietly Into Ummah Enslavement!!!

Muslim Sheik Barry Soetoro/Obama CAN NOT outlaw the denigration of Religious or Political Speech and Opinion (Our First Amendment Rights!) If WE The People Refuse to Comply!

We Say: Hell No!

We Stand On The First Ammendment!
If Islam Wants Our Respect They Must Earn It!
And Enter The 21st Century! 

Sam Bacile Muhammad Movie FULL HD - Innocence of Muslims

This is the Muhammad Movie by Sam Becile that some claim caused a bunch of savage Muslims to kill United States ambassador, J Christopher Stevens and others.
The film claims Islam is a lie and that Muhammad was a pedophile and a homosexual. It appears the 9-11-2012 attacks in Libya and Egypt were planned well in advanced.

This film is offense, poorly directed and acted and the sound quality is lacking, as is the story of Muhammad.
It is however a sign of the times as people like Sam Becile seek to awaken the sleeping masses. Its worth a watch.

I think the real reason why Islam is so furious about this movie, the Danish cartoons etc. is not the reason they give. I think its because when Imam Madhi makes his public presence they don't want people denying him based on appearances. He is supposed to look exactly like Muhammad. If people knew what Muhammad looked like pulling this off would be much harder.
Anyway... here we go again! The Danish cartoons:

Joshua 24:15 And if it seems evil to you to serve Adonai, choose this day whom you will serve, whether the gods which your fathers served Beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you live.
But as for me and my house, we will serve Adonai.
Its time to decide America and the EU!
Do you wanna be enslaved by Islam or by the New World Order
OR do you want to live as free men and women?
Ephesians 6:13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God,
that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all,
to stand.