News Letter 5852-037
The Shemitah Year-The Acceptable year of Yehovah
The 17th day of the 10th month 5852 years after the creation of Adam
The 10th Month in the Seventh year of the Third Sabbatical Cycle
The 3rd Sabbatical Cycle after the 119th Jubilee Cycle
The Sabbatical Cycle of Earthquakes, Famines and Pestilence
The Year of letting the land rest
The Sabbatical year that begins March 10, Aviv 2016 and goes to Aviv 2017
December 17, 2016
Shabbat Shalom to The Royal Family of Yehovah,
“D-Day December 19, 2016
There are a couple of things we must look at right away. December 19, 2016 D-Day for Donald Trump or D-Day for the Democrats. Which is it going to be? Will there be a civil war in the USA?
We have been watching the US elections this year with a great deal of interest. We have noted in past news letters how we are surprised at just how liberal the US and the world are in many areas. We can see that we can all get along, as long as you agree with the liberal media and liberal society. But step out against their mantra and you will be shouted down and hated. This is nothing new to us as we step out against those who do not keep the Torah. But the depth of that hatred is always surprising, at least to me. Yes, I know it should not be but it is.
We have all heard that Donald Trump won the US elections 306 electoral votes to Clinton’s 232. With the recent recounts taking place in some of the key battleground states, the popular vote is in favour of Clinton by 2.6 million votes.
What is going on here? This article explains how the Electoral College works and what its function is.
As voters head to the polls on Tuesday, they will not vote for the presidential candidates directly, in a popular vote. Instead, they will vote to elect specific people, known as “electors” to the college. Each state gets a certain number of electoral votes based on its population.
The electors are appointed by the political parties in each state, so if you vote for Donald J. Trump on Tuesday and Mr. Trump ends up winning the popular vote in your state, then electors that the Republican Party has chosen will cast votes for him in their state capitals in December.
The electors are asked to cast their votes on the first Monday after the second Wednesday in December. This year, that’s Dec. 19.
Most people don’t pay attention to that because, technically, it’s the election of the electors that matters. And on Election Day, we’re electing the electors who elect the president. Got it?
How many electoral votes does it take to win the presidency?
It takes at least 270 electoral votes to win the presidency. There are 538 electoral votes in all.
Has an elector ever ‘gone rogue’ or broken his or her promise? Would that be legal?
Yes, this has happened many times. There’s even an insulting name for an elector who does so: a “faithless elector.”
Faithless electors have never affected the final result of any presidential election. And there haven’t been many in modern times; the last time was in 2004, when an anonymous elector in Minnesota cast his vote for John Edwards instead of the Democratic candidate, John Kerry. (Other electors thought that this might have been an honest mistake.)
More than a dozen states do not have laws on the books to punish faithless electors, meaning that an elector could legally change his or her mind and defy the popular vote. But according to the federal archives: “Electors generally hold a leadership position in their party or were chosen to recognize years of loyal service to the party. Throughout our history as a nation, more than 99 percent of electors have voted as pledged.”
In the news are a number of such electors who are trying to persuade many other electors to change their vote from Trump to Hillary or to some other “Qualified Republican, 37 of them to be precise.
Only twice in our past has the electoral college selected a president against the will of the people — once in the 19th century and once on the cusp of the 21st. (In 1824, it was Congress that decided the election for John Quincy Adams; likewise in 1876, it was Congress that gave disputed electoral college votes to Rutherford B. Hayes.)
In 1888, Benjamin Harrison lost the popular vote to Grover Cleveland but won in the electoral college, only because Boss Tweed’s Tammany Hall turned New York away from the reformer Cleveland (by fewer than 15,000 votes). In 2000, George W. Bush lost the popular vote by a tiny fraction — half a percent — and beat Al Gore in the electoral college by an equally small margin — less than 1 percent.
In both cases, the result violated what has become one of the most important principles governing our democracy— one person, one vote. In both cases, the votes of some weighed much more heavily than the votes of others. Today, the vote of a citizen in Wyoming is four times as powerful as the vote of a citizen in Michigan. The vote of a citizen in Vermont is three times as powerful as a vote in Missouri. This denies Americans the fundamental value of a representative democracy — equal citizenship. Yet nothing in our Constitution compels this result.
Instead, if the electoral college is to control who becomes our president, we should take it seriously by understanding its purpose precisely. It is not meant to deny a reasonable judgment by the people. It is meant to be a circuit breaker — just in case the people go crazy.
Last weekend as I prepared this News Letter, it was all over the news that Trump’s win was aided by Russian influence as reported by the CIA.
The CIA has concluded that Russia intervened in the 2016 election to help President-elect Donald Trump win the White House, and not just to undermine confidence in the U.S. electoral system, a senior U.S. official said on Friday.
U.S. intelligence agencies have assessed that as the 2016 presidential campaign drew on, Russian government officials devoted increasing attention to assisting Donald Trump’s effort to win the election, the U.S. official familiar with the finding told Reuters on Friday night on condition of anonymity.
Citing U.S. officials briefed on the matter, the Washington Post reported on Friday that intelligence agencies had identified individuals with connections to the Russian government who provided thousands of hacked emails from the Democratic National Committee and others, including the chairman of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, to WikiLeaks.
U.S. President Barack Obama ordered intelligence agencies to review cyber attacks and foreign intervention into the 2016 election and deliver a report before he leaves office on Jan. 20, the White House said on Friday.
Obama’s homeland security adviser, Lisa Monaco, told reporters the report’s results would be shared with lawmakers and others.
“The president has directed the intelligence community to conduct a full review of what happened during the 2016 election process … and to capture lessons learned from that and to report to a range of stakeholders, to include the Congress,” she said during an event hosted by the Christian Science Monitor.
As summer turned to fall, Russian hackers turned almost all their attention to the Democrats. Virtually all the emails they released publicly were potentially damaging to Clinton and the Democrats, the official told Reuters.
“That was a major clue to their intent,” the official said. “If all they wanted to do was discredit our political system, why publicize the failings of just one party, especially when you have a target like Trump?”
A second official familiar with the report said the intelligence analysts’ conclusion about Russia’s motives does not mean the intelligence community believes that Moscow’s efforts altered or significantly affected the outcome of the election.
Russian officials have denied all accusations of interference in the U.S. election.
A CIA spokeswoman said the agency had no comment on the matter.
The hacked emails passed to WikiLeaks were a regular source of embarrassment to the Clinton campaign during the race for the presidency.
Again take note of the three things according to the video above, the Electoral College is to do when they cast their votes on December 19.
- Is the elected candidate “Qualified”?
- To prevent the election of a Charismatic autocrat
- To prevent the election of someone under the influence of foreign powers.
I then went to read the 12th amendment to the United States Constitution. I will let you read it here at this link if you are interested. This Drama is not over yet and the ending could yet be a surprise none of us saw coming.
For years now I have warned you about your continued reading of conspiratorial writers such as Alex Jones and his programs Info Wars. Or Jessie Ventura and the many, many others out there that tell you thatyou cannot trust the media nor the establishment, but you can trust them and their lies and innuendoes misleading or doubting statements.
Each time I posted such a teaching about these false teachers I was ridiculed and attacked by some of you.
This past week PizzaGate made the Headline news as a man went into the Comet Pizza Ping Pong establishment and opened fire with an AR-15 assault riffle. A pizza joint where people would often take their kids or a place where teens would hang out. But because some dubious people used it as the headquarters for their slanderous lies about a Clinton led sex ring someone thought it was true. You can read about this absurd story here.
Even as the young man was being arrested for for firing his weapon in the restaurant, people continued to spread the conspiratorial lies. One such person is Michael Flynn, the son of Trump’s newly assigned security officer Lt/ Gen. Mike Flynn.
Washington (CNN)The son of Donald Trump’s incoming national security adviser continued to push a fictitious online conspiracy theory about a Washington, DC, pizza restaurant on Sunday as police arrested an armed man who said he had come to investigate.
Michael G. Flynn is the son of chief of staff and top aide of his father, retired Lt. Gen. Mike Flynn, who Trump has named as his national security adviser — a post that does not require Senate confirmation.
On Sunday, a man was arrested for bringing a weapon into a DC pizza restaurant filled with families, telling police he had come to investigate a baseless conspiracy theory that had been circulating online. Later that day, the younger Flynn tweeted that until the fictitious story was “proven” untrue, it would continue.
“Until #Pizzagate proven to be false, it’ll remain a story. The left seems to forget #PodestaEmails and the many ‘coincidences’ tied to it,” the younger Flynn tweeted.
The fact that this son is a “top aide” to his father in security issues is alarming.
How true ring the words of Paul this week. WOW!!!
2Ti 4:1 Therefore I solemnly witness before God and the Lord Jesus Christ, who is going to judge the living and the dead according to His appearance and His kingdom, 2 preach the Word, be instant in season and out of season, reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long-suffering and doctrine. 3 For a time will be when they will not endure sound doctrine, but they will heap up teachers to themselves according to their own lusts, tickling the ear. 4 And they will turn away their ears from the truth and will be turned to myths.
And such are some of you. Or is it many of you. You do not study the bible or subject in the bible, but instead read many dubious “fake News” sites that may mention a scriptural verse now and then. And that is the extant to your bible study.
This next verse although it is speaking about homosexuality it too applies to those of you who are hooked like cocaine on these spurious fake news sites.
Rom 1:22 Professing to be wise, they became fools 23 and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like corruptible man, and birds, and four-footed animals, and creeping things. 24 Therefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their own bodies between themselves. 25 For they changed the truth of God into a lie, and they worshiped and served the created thing more than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.
Yes, I can hear you all now saying that I am part of the liberal media telling you that your news sources are fake.
Your testimony is dishonouring to Yehovah and brings a stink to all of us that are trying to teach Torah. You bring shame upon those who keep the Sabbath and Holy Days when you mix the Torah with your Illuminati lies and conspiratorial hyperbole. Please stop writing to me and associating with our web site. Stop the spread of fake news. Some of you to this day do not believe in the Holocaust nor do you believe JFK was assassinated, nor that 9 Islamic men took down the twin towers. Nor do you believe in reputable news sources. And now you are saying I am part of the global elitist for outing your sins. The sin of being a false witness.
Those of you who are complicit in PIZZAGATE, by spreading the lies and the potential for the slaughter of innocent people should be held accountable. For spreading lies you should also be locked up in jail, the same as the man who fired the shots.
Exo 20:16 You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
The word for false is;
H8267 sheqe sheh’-ker
From H8266; an untruth; by implication a sham (often adverbially): – without a cause, deceit (-ful), false (-hood, -ly), feignedly, liar, + lie, lying, vain (thing), wrongfully.
Here is another scripture that is in your own bible. READ IT!!
Rev 21:8 But the fearful, and the unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, will have their part in the Lake burning with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.
And the word for liars is;
G5571 pseude?s psyoo-dace’
From G5574; untrue, that is, erroneous, deceitful, wicked: – false, liar.
So keep spreading these false stories. You will not be in the Kingdom of Yehovah. I have been fooled in the past a few times, but I try to always check my sources and make sure they are a reliable source and I try very hard not to spread false stories. When I do I repent and then delete them. It is time each of you took responsibility to check the facts before you post a story.
‘Well I don’t know how to and what if it is true.’ Some will say.
If you don’t prove it true before you pass it on then you are just as guilty of lying as the source is. PROVE ALL THINGS is the motto of our web site. You have come to trust the things I say because I prove the things I teach week in and week out. DO YOU? Do not write me and ask me to check your facts for you because you are too lazy to do it yourself. Turn off the TV and study. Get off your fat …….
If you spread a lie because you did not check the facts then I pray you will not be in the Kingdom where you will also continue to spread false stories. In PIZZAGATE people almost died because of false stories being spread. In WW II it was called propaganda. It was used to bring about certain effects that could be used by the ones starting the propaganda. Do not be a part of this evil.
“In The Mail this Week”
Last weeks News Letter about E=MC2 has generated some pleasant responses.
Steve Savage wrote;
News letter blew my mind this week. Will read this one many times over. Awesome!!!!!!
Patricia Armstrong also wrote;
Fascinating study that helps keep both the soul AND the body away from a state of dis-ease!
thank you for the study of awe. I am grateful. And am applying some of the info immediately.
Shalom Mr. Dumond,
Another great news letter that blew me away!!!
It was such a spiritual high to read the information this weeks post. I know I mentioned how I had been led to see how colors and even some materials worn take and give energies to our bodies. Also for some reason I didn’t understand until this week’s news letter I seen the relation between black and white and dark and light(Isaiah 45:7). Isaaih 45 echoed in my mind daily, It drove me nuts so I tried to study what I could about it. Even read a little about chakras points in body. I knew there was something there back in 2012 lol.
I read this weeks newsletter twice already. There a lot that I not completely sure about but the over all picture is not lost be no means lol!!!
I will also use Awesome to describe the revelation in this week’s post. Some of the facts were a little challenging to understand but the bigger picture definitely was not lost on me lol!!!! I already read it couple times. I know I will go back to this many times Mr. Dumond. Excellent work Sighted Moon team!!!!
Happy Sabbath Mr. Dumond
“The Desire to Eat un-Kosher”
As many of you know we recently sent James Relf over to Burundi Africa to teach 121 Church groups and pastors under the leadership of Bishop Telesphore Natashimikiro. Telesphore wrote us sharing his plans to go on National and regional radio stations teaching those things he has learned from us.
As he goes around sharing these teachings, he is often presented with questions and he has forwarded them on to me. As many of you will no doubt face the same questions as you share the Gospel, I thought it good to write up a response you all could use, no matter what part of the world you are in.
Q. 1. when I was teaching clean and unclean and dietary on food they gave me this scriptures from Mark 7 : 14-20. So I need your help. Many scriptures have been brought I Corinthians 10 :26-32, Rom. 14:14-18. Please help me.
My response as usual is hard hitting with a take no prisoners type of attitude.
Shalom Telesphore, the answer to your questions are very simple and I will give you that answer in a different way than most. It is all found in Lev 11 as you are already aware.
So let me share the scriptures that men are putting up to you in opposition to obeying the food laws.
Mar 7:14 And calling near all the crowd, He said to them, Listen to Me, every one of you, and understand. 15 There is nothing from outside a man which entering into him can defile him. But the things which come out of him, those are the ones that defile the man. 16 If anyone has ears to hear, let him hear. 17 And when He had entered into the house away from the crowd, His disciples asked Him concerning the parable. 18 And He said to them, Are you also without understanding? Do you not perceive that whatever enters into the man from outside cannot defile him, 19 because it does not enter into his heart, but into the belly, and goes out into the waste-bowl, purifying all food? 20 And He said, That which comes out of the man is what defiles the man.
1Co 10:25 Eat whatever is sold in the meat market, asking no question for conscience’ sake; 26 “for the earth is the Lord’s, and the fullness of it.” 27 If any of those who do not believe invite you to a feast, and if you are disposed to go, eat whatever is set before you, asking no questions for conscience’ sake. 28 But if anyone says to you, This is slain in sacrifice to idols, do not eat for the sake of him who showed it, and for conscience’ sake; “for the earth is the Lord’s, and the fullness of it”; 29 conscience, I say, not your own, but the other’s. For why is my liberty judged by another’s conscience? 30 For if I by grace am a partaker, why am I evil spoken of for that for which I give thanks? 31 Therefore whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God. 32 Give no offense, either to the Jews, or to the Greeks or to the church of God; 33 even as I please all men in all things, not seeking my own profit, but the profit of the many, so that they may be saved.
Rom 14:14 I know and am persuaded in the Lord Jesus, that nothing by itself is common; except to him who esteems anything to be common, it is common. 15 But if your brother is grieved with your food, you no longer walk according to love. Do not with your food destroy him for whom Christ died. 16 Then do not let your good be spoken evil of, 17 for the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. 18 For he who serves Christ in these things is well-pleasing to God, and approved by men.
Now let me share with you another perspective about those questions put to you.
Joh 7:16 Jesus answered them and said, My doctrine is not Mine, but His who sent Me. 17 If anyone desires to do His will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it is of God, or I speak from Myself. 18 He who speaks of himself seeks his own glory, but he who seeks the glory of Him who sent Him is true, and no unrighteousness is in Him. 19 Did not Moses give you the Law? And yet not one of you keeps the Law! Why do you seek to kill Me?
The commandments are not Jesus nor Yehshua’s but they are the commandments of Yehovah.
And what is the will of Yehovah as it is hinted at in verse 17? Yehshua says that the law of Moses, that those who keep the law of Moses are those who are righteous and doing His will. Those opposing this law seek their own glory.
Let’s just look and see what is “The Will of God”.
1Th 4:3 For this is the will of God, your sanctification, for you to abstain from fornication, 4 each one of you to know how to possess his vessel in sanctification and honor 5 (not in the passion of lust, even as the nations who do not know God), 6 not to go beyond and defraud his brother in this matter (because the Lord is the avenger concerning all these, as we also have forewarned you and testified). 7 For God has not called us to uncleanness, but in sanctification. 8 Therefore he who despises does not despise man, but God, who also has given us His Holy Spirit.
The word “will” is;
G2307 thele?ma thel’-ay-mah
From the prolonged form of G2309; a determination (properly the thing), that is, (actively) choice (specifically purpose, decree; abstractly volition) or (passively) inclination: – desire, pleasure, will.
And the word sanctification is;
G38 hagiasmos hag-ee-as-mos’
From G37; properly purification, that is, (the state) purity; concretely (by Hebraism) a purifier: – holiness, sanctification.
Psa 40:8 I delight to do Your will, O My God; and Your Law is within My heart.
Psa 143:10 Teach me to do Your will; for You are my God; Your Spirit is good; lead me into the land of uprightness.
Psa 25:4 Make me know Your ways, O Jehovah; teach me Your paths. 5 Lead me in Your truth, and teach me; for You are the God of my salvation; on You I wait all the day long.
Psa 119:35 Cause me to walk in the path of Your Commandments; for I delight in them.
Rom 7:22 For I delight in the Law of God according to the inward man; 23 but I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin being in my members.
We are to delight in doing the will of Yehovah and we seek Him to teach us His will. Those who are doing the ‘will of God’ are those who are seeking to be pure and putting on Holiness. And when we go to Mathew 22 and read about the invitation to the wedding we read about those who have not put on the wedding garments.
Know and understand what this parable is actually saying. Israel was invited to the wedding and they refused to come and they even killed those sent to invite her. Then Yehovah sent His armies to destroy her. This is to take place in the 4th Sabbatical cycle as it did in 723 BC when Israel was destroyed the first time. And we are about to begin the 4th Sabbatical cycle now. And again Israel, all 12 tribes will not come to the wedding.
Then Yehovah invites all the other gentile nations. Those who are not DNA descendants of the 12 tribes. EVERYONE IS invited to come, no matter what nation or nationality. But they must put on the wedding garments in order to stay there.
Mat 22:2 The kingdom of Heaven is like a certain king who made a marriage for his son. 3 And he sent out his servants to call those who were invited to the wedding; and they would not come. 4 Again he sent out other servants, saying, Tell those who are invited, Behold, I have prepared my dinner; my oxen and fatlings are killed, and all things are ready. Come to the marriage. 5 But not caring, they went their ways, one to his field, another to his trading. 6 And the rest took his servants and treated them spitefully, and killed them. 7 But when the king heard, he was angry. And he sent out his armies and destroyed those murderers, and burned up their city. 8 Then he said to his servants, The wedding is ready, but they who were invited were not worthy. 9 Therefore go into the exits of the highways, and as many as you shall find, invite them to the marriage. 10 So the servants went out into the highways and gathered together as many as they found, both bad and good. And the wedding was filled with reclining guests. 11 And the king coming in to look over the guests, he saw a man there who did not have on a wedding garment. 12 And he said to him, Friend, how did you come in here without having a wedding garment? And he was speechless. 13 Then the king said to the servants, Bind him hand and foot and take him away, and cast him into outer darkness. There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. 14 For many are called, but few chosen.
In order to be chosen, in order to stay at the wedding you must put on the wedding garments. What are these wedding garments that you must have on?
Isa 61:8 For I Jehovah 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. 9 And their seed will be known among the nations, and their offspring among the peoples; all who see them will acknowledge them, that they are the seed Jehovah has blessed. 10 I will greatly rejoice in Jehovah, my soul will be joyful in my God; for He has clothed me with the robes of salvation, He covered me with the robe of righteousness like a bridegroom adorns himself with ornaments, and like a bride adorns herself with her jewels.
Just like the bride that is ready for the wedding, He Yehovah adorns us in righteousness. What is this?
Psa 119:172 My tongue shall speak Your Word, for all Your Commandments are righteousness.
Again and again, over and over we are being told to keep the commandments in order to have righteousness cover us, which is our wedding clothes.
Rev 6:9 And when He had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain for the Word of God, and for the testimony which they held. 10 And they cried with a loud voice, saying, Until when, Master, holy and true, do You not judge and avenge our blood on those who dwell on the earth? 11 And white robes were given to each one of them. And it was said to them that they should rest yet for a little time, until both their fellow servants and their brothers (those about to be killed as they were ) should have their number made complete.
Rev 19:7 Let us be glad and rejoice and we will give glory to Him. For the marriage of the Lamb has come, and His wife has prepared herself. 8 And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white. For the fine linen is the righteousness of the saints.
But what is this righteousness in New Testament lingo? Look at what Paul says to the Roman saints.
Rom 3:19 But we know that whatever things the Law says, it says to those who are under the Law; so that every mouth may be stopped and all the world may be under judgment before God, 20 because by the works of the Law none of all flesh will be justified in His sight; for through the Law is the knowledge of sin. 21 But now a righteousness of God has been revealed apart from Law, being witnessed by the Law and the Prophets; 22 even the righteousness of God through the faith of Jesus Christ, toward all and upon all those who believe. For there is no difference, 23 for all have sinned and come short of the glory of God, 24 being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus;
No one would know what sin is if it was not for the law being made known to each of us. When Paul says there is no difference between believing in Yehshua the Messiah and the righteousness of Yehovah and that there is still no difference between that and the Law and the Prophets. Do you see it? Read it again. By keeping the Law and the Prophets you are putting on righteousness and by putting on this righteousness you are in fact BELIEVING in Yehshua. THERE IS NO DIFFERENCE!!!
Rom 13:11 This also, knowing the time, that it is already time to awake out of sleep; for now our salvation is nearer than when we believed. 12 The night is far spent, the day is at hand; therefore let us cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light. 13 Let us walk becomingly, as in the day; not in carousings and drinking; not in co-habitation and lustful acts; not in strife and envy. 14 But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and do not take thought beforehand for the lusts of the flesh.
Now read another quote from Paul which many do not understand.
Gal 3:23 But before faith came, we were kept under Law, having been shut up to the faith about to be revealed. 24 So that the Law has become a trainer of us until Christ, that we might be justified by faith. 25 But faith coming, we are no longer under a trainer. 26 For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus. 27 For as many as were baptized into Christ, you put on Christ. 28 There cannot be Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is no male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus. 29 And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s seed and heirs according to the promise.
“You are under the law”, do you know what this means? You are under the law when you sin. You did not know sin except the law revealed it to you. Only then did you know you were sinning. Under the law means you must pay the penalty for breaking that law. But that penalty was paid for you by the death of Yehshua.
Joh 15:12 This is My commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. 13 No one has greater love than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. 14 You are My friends if you do whatever I command you.
Yehshua paid that penalty instead of you. Because the penalty for breaking the law is death, you were required to pay that penalty with your own life. But Yehshua paid it for you “IF”. If you obey the commandments from this time going forward. If you refuse to obey then you now get to pay that penalty with your own life because you refused what Yehshua did for you. ANYONE from all nations who begins to obey and keep the law are baptized into Yehshua. And as we just showed you there is no difference between Yehshua and Yehovah and the Law and the Prophets. There is neither Jew nor Greek. There is neither black or white or yellow and green with purple polkadots.
Again returning to what we are to be putting on, that is the white robes of righteousness in order to be at the wedding Feast.
2Co 5:1 For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. 2 For indeed in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed with our dwelling-place out of Heaven; 3 if indeed in being clothed, we shall not be found naked. 4 For we who are in this tabernacle groan, being burdened; inasmuch as we do not wish to be unclothed, but to be clothed, so that the mortal might be swallowed up by the life. 5 And He who has worked in us for this same thing is God, who also is giving to us the earnest of the Spirit.
Many are called and few chosen is what we are told about that wedding. It is by that Spirit that we are chosen. How So? When that spirit calls, how do we answer it? Do we say no, I am not going to do that. I am going to eat whatever I want. Or do we say yes, I am going to do what Yehovah said to do in His torah. You get to choose whether or not you stay at the wedding, having put on clothes of righteousness that keep the commandments. We are told that in the last day Yehovah would pour out HIS SPIRIT on all flesh.
Joe 2:28 And it shall be afterward, I will pour out My Spirit on all flesh. And your sons and your daughters shall prophesy; your old men shall dream dreams; your young men shall see visions. 29 And also I will pour out My Spirit on the slaves and on the slave women in those days.
What does this look like in the new testament? How do we put on this spirit of righteousness in order to be at this wedding feast? Again Paul writes of this to the Ephesians and Colossians. You are to put on the NEW MAN, by obeying the commandments of Yehovah through the spirit He has poured out on all nations in these last days. You get to choose if you will accept that spirit of righteousness.
Eph 4:17 This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that you should not walk from now on as other nations walk, in the vanity of their mind, 18 having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart. 19 For they, being past feeling, have given themselves up to lust, to work all uncleanness with greediness. 20 But you have not so learned Christ, 21 if indeed you have heard Him and were taught by Him, as the truth is in Jesus. 22 For you ought to put off the old man (according to your way of living before) who is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts, 23 and be renewed in the spirit of your mind. 24 And you should put on the new man, who according to God was created in righteousness and true holiness.
Col 3:9 Do not lie to one another, having put off the old man with his deeds 10 and having put on the new, having been renewed in knowledge according to the image of Him who created him, 11 where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision and uncircumcision, foreigner, Scythian, slave or freeman, but Christ is all things in all. 12 Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender feelings of mercy, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, long-suffering, 13 forbearing one another and forgiving yourselves, if anyone has a complaint against any. As Christ forgave you, so also you do.
We are talking to you about putting on the new man; about receiving the Holy Spirit and putting it on; about putting on the righteous robes, the white robes you need in order to be at the wedding feast. Now look at Revelation and read what it has to say.
Rev 3:4 You have a few names even in Sardis who have not defiled their garments. And they will walk with Me in white, for they are worthy. 5 The one who overcomes, this one will be clothed in white clothing. And I will not blot out his name out of the Book of Life, but I will confess his name before My Father and before His angels.
How do we defile our white robes? Those that defile their white robes will not have their names found in the Book of Life. This is deadly serious.
Rev 3:17 Because you say, I am rich and increased with goods and have need of nothing, and do not know that you are wretched and miserable and poor and blind and naked, 18 I counsel you to buy from Me gold purified by fire, so that you may be rich; and white clothing, so that you may be clothed, and so that the shame of your nakedness does not appear. And anoint your eyes with eye salve, so that you may see. 19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten; therefore be zealous and repent.
You are poor and naked. You have no understanding of the Torah and are naked because of that. You do not have righteousness. You do not have the Spirit in you. You do not know the laws of Yehovah and this is your nakedness, but He Yehovah counsels you what to do.
We have another parable for those of you who do not want to obey. For those of you who are naked and do not know it. The spirit in you is also likened to oil as we are shown in Luke.
Luk 4:17 And the book of the prophet Isaiah was handed to Him. And unrolling the book, He found the place where it was written, 18 “The Spirit of the Lord is on Me; because of this He has anointed Me to proclaim the Gospel to the poor. He has sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim deliverance to the captives, and new sight to the blind, to set at liberty those having been crushed, 19 to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord.”
“The Spirit of the Lord is on Me; because of this He has anointed Me” This expression of anointing is being used of the Holy Spirit just as one would with oil. Now read what happens to the foolish virgins.
Mat 25:1 Then shall the kingdom of Heaven be likened to ten virgins, who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. 2 And five of them were wise, and five were foolish. 3 The foolish ones took their lamps, but took no oil with them. 4 But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps. 5 While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept. 6 And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom comes! Go out to meet him. 7 Then all those virgins arose and trimmed their lamps. 8 And the foolish said to the wise, Give us some of your oil, for our lamps have gone out. 9 But the wise answered, saying, No, lest there be not enough for us and you. But rather go to those who sell, and buy for yourselves. 10 And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came. And they who were ready went in with him to the marriage, and the door was shut. 11 Afterwards the other virgins came also, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us. 12 But he answered and said, Truly I say to you, I do not know you. 13 Therefore watch, for you do not know either the day or the hour in which the Son of Man comes.
The scariest words in the bible for most who call themselves Christian, Yehshua is going to say ‘I never knew you.’ Why? Because they had no oil or Holy Spirit in them? Why does He not know these people?
Psa 1:1 Blessed is the man who has not walked in the counsel of the ungodly, and has not stood in the way of sinners, and has not sat in the seat of the scornful. 2 But his delight is only in the Law of Jehovah; and in His Law he meditates day and night. 3 And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivulets of water that brings forth its fruit in its seasons, and its leaf shall not wither, and all which he does shall be blessed. 4 The wicked are not so, but are like chaff which the wind drives away. 5 Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous. 6 For Jehovah knows the way of the righteous; but the way of the ungodly shall perish.
Joh 10:25 Jesus answered them, I told you and you did not believe. The works that I do in My Father’s name, they bear witness of Me. 26 But you did not believe because you are not of My sheep. As I said to you, 27 My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me. 28 And I give to them eternal life, and they shall never ever perish, and not anyone shall pluck them out of My hand.
Again, why does Yehovah not know these people?
Luk 13:23 And one said to Him, Lord, are the ones being saved few? And He said to them, 24 Strive to enter in at the narrow gate. For I say to you, many will seek to enter in and shall not be able. 25 And once the Master of the house has risen up and has shut the door, and you begin to stand outside and to knock at the door, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us, and He shall answer and say to you, I do not know you; from where are you; 26 then you shall begin to say, We ate and drank in Your presence, and You have taught in our streets. 27 But He shall say, I tell you, I do not know you; from where you are. Depart from Me, all workers of unrighteousness! 28 There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth when you will see Abraham and Isaac and Jacob, and all the prophets, in the kingdom of God, and yourselves being thrust out.
Mat 7:20 Therefore by their fruits you shall know them. 21 Not everyone who says to Me, Lord! Lord! shall enter the kingdom of Heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in Heaven. 22 Many will say to Me in that day, Lord! Lord! Did we not prophesy in Your name, and through Your name throw out demons, and through Your name do many wonderful works? 23 And then I will say to them I never knew you! Depart from Me, those working lawlessness! 24 Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on a rock.
No matter how great your ministry is, no matter how many people you think you have saved or how many of the poor you fed or housed and all the good deeds you thought you did, if you are doing lawlessness, that is if you are not keeping the Law – the commandments of Yehovah, then He says He does not know you and casts you out and your name will not be found in the Book of Life. This is that same person that does not have on the Robes of Righteousness that we have been speaking about.
Rev 6:9 And when He had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain for the Word of God, and for the testimony which they held. 10 And they cried with a loud voice, saying, Until when, Master, holy and true, do You not judge and avenge our blood on those who dwell on the earth? 11 And white robes were given to each one of them. And it was said to them that they should rest yet for a little time, until both their fellow servants and their brothers (those about to be killed as they were ) should have their number made complete.
Rev 16:15 Behold, I am coming as a thief. Blessed is the one who watches and keeps his garments, lest he walk naked and they see his shame.
Rev 19:7 Let us be glad and rejoice and we will give glory to Him. For the marriage of the Lamb has come, and His wife has prepared herself. 8 And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white. For the fine linen is the righteousness of the saints. 9 And he said to me, Write, Blessed are those who have been called to the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he said to me, These are the true sayings of God.
In order to be at the wedding Feast and to be part of the Marriage, which is what the Feast of Sukkot is all about, then you must be keeping the commandments in order to put on those white robes of righteousness. Most Christians have no clue what the Feast of Sukkot is and yet they seek to gate crash the wedding by not obeying the commandments of Yehovah. They are going to be stunned when He says I never knew you, you workers of Lawlessness.
1Jn 5:3 For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments, and His commandments are not burdensome.
Joh 14:15 If you love Me, keep My commandments.
Joh 14:21 He who has My commandments and keeps them, he it is who loves Me. And he who loves Me shall be loved by My Father, and I will love him and will reveal Myself to him.
1Jn 2:3 And by this we know that we have known Him, if we keep His commandments. 4 He who says, I have known Him, and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. 5 But whoever keeps His Word, truly in this one the love of God is perfected. By this we know that we are in Him. 6 He who says he abides in Him ought himself also to walk even as He walked.
So where does grace fit into all of this? Right in the same place the commandments are given. Here the word is mercy. Yehovah shows us grace or mercy when we repent and then begin to keep His Commandments.
Exo 20:5 You shall not bow yourself down to them, nor serve them. For I Jehovah your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the sons to the third and fourth generation of those that hate me, 6 and showing mercy to thousands of those that love Me and keep My commandments.
Deu 7:9 Therefore, know that Jehovah your God, He is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and mercy with them that love Him and keep His commandments, to a thousand generations.
Deu 10:12 And now, Israel, what does Jehovah your God ask of you, but to fear Jehovah your God, to walk in all His ways, and to love Him, and to serve Jehovah your God with all your heart and with all your soul, 13 to keep the commandments of Jehovah, and His statutes, which I command you today for your good?
Mat 12:47 Then one said to Him, Behold, Your mother and Your brothers stand outside, desiring to speak with You. 48 And He answered and said to him who told Him, Who is My mother? And who are My brothers? 49 And He stretched out His hand toward His disciples and said, Behold, My mother and My brothers! 50 For whoever shall do the will of My Father in Heaven, the same is My brother and sister and mother.
Joh 15:9 As the Father has loved Me, so I have loved you; continue in My love. 10 If you keep My commandments, you shall abide in My love, even as I have kept My Father’s commandments and abide in His love.
Joh 15:14 You are My friends if you do whatever I command you.
2Jn 1:6 And this is love, that we walk according to His commandments. This is the commandment, as you heard from the beginning, that you should walk in it.
If you love Yehovah then you will keep His commandments and that is how you walk with Him and put on the righteous robes in order to be at the wedding Feast. This is what you must do in order for your name to be found in the book of life.
We have already covered this somewhat, but some will say those commandments are just for the Jews. Again they are spewing out lies. If they will not keep the commandments and claim to love Yehovah they are liars. Read what Isaiah and Jeremiah say. They are speaking to everyone who is not Jewish and who are not of the tribes of Israel
Isa 56:1 So says Jehovah, Keep judgment and do justice; for My salvation is near to come, and My righteousness to be revealed. 2 Blessed is the man who does this, and the son of man who lays hold on it; keeping the sabbath, from defiling it; and keeping his hand from doing any evil. 3 And do not let the son of the stranger, who has joined himself to Jehovah, speak, saying, Jehovah has utterly separated me from His people. And do not let the eunuch say, Behold, I am a dry tree. 4 For so says Jehovah to the eunuchs who keep My Sabbath, and choose things that please Me, and take hold of My covenant; 5 even to them will I give within My house and within My walls a hand and a name better than of sons and of daughters; I will give them an everlasting name that shall not be cut off. 6 Also the sons of the stranger, who join themselves to Jehovah to serve Him, and to love the name of Jehovah, to be His servants, everyone who keeps from defiling the Sabbath, and takes hold of My covenant; 7 even them I will bring to My holy mountain, and make them joyful in My house of prayer. Their burnt offerings and their sacrifices shall be accepted on My altar; for My house shall be called a house of prayer for all peoples, 8 says the Lord Jehovah who gathers the outcasts of Israel, Yet I will gather beside him his gathered ones.
Jer 7:3 So says Jehovah of Hosts, the God of Israel, Make your ways and your doings good, and I will cause you to dwell in this place. 4 Do not trust in lying words, saying, The temple of Jehovah, The temple of Jehovah, The temple of Jehovah are these. 5 For if you thoroughly amend your ways and your doings; if you completely do judgment between a man and his neighbor; 6 if you do not oppress the stranger, the fatherless, and the widow, and do not shed innocent blood in this place, nor walk after other gods to your hurt; 7 then I will cause you to dwell in this place, in the land that I gave to your fathers, forever and ever. 8 Behold, you trust in lying words that cannot do any good. 9 Will you steal, murder, and commit adultery, and swear falsely, and burn incense to Baal, and walk after other gods whom you do not know; 10 and then come and stand before Me in this house which is called by My name, and say, We are delivered to do all these abominations? 11 Has this house, which is called by My name, become a den of robbers in your eyes? Behold, I also have seen, says Jehovah. 12 But go now to My place which was in Shiloh, where I set My name at the first, and see what I did to it for the wickedness of My people Israel.
Yehovah says to you to consider what happened at Shiloh. I also tell you to consider what happened in 723 BC, and then again in 586 BC, and then again in 70 CE. Yehovah removed the Ten Tribes for not keeping the law. Then in 586 BC He removed the Jews and then again in 70 CE. Do you think Yehovah is any different today? He does not change and His torah, His laws have not changed nor are they just for certain people. They are for all mankind forever. Everyone around the world are to keep these laws.
Heb 13:8 Jesus Christ the same yesterday and today and forever.
Mal 3:6 For I am Jehovah, I change not. Because of this you sons of Jacob are not destroyed.
Mal 4:4 Remember the Law of Moses My servant, which I commanded to him in Horeb for all Israel, the statutes and judgments.
Isa 1:16 Wash yourselves, make yourselves clean; put away the evil of your doings from before My eyes; cease to do evil; 17 learn to do good; seek judgment, reprove the oppressor. Judge the orphan, plead for the widow. 18 Come now, and let us reason together, says Jehovah; though your sins are as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall be like wool. 19 If you are willing and obedient, you shall eat the good of the land; 20 but if you refuse and rebel, you shall be devoured with the sword; for the mouth of Jehovah has spoken. 21 How has the faithful city become a harlot? It was full of judgment; righteousness lodged in it, but now murderers. 22 Your silver has become dross, your wine mixed with water; 23 your rulers are rebellious, and companions of thieves; everyone loves a bribe, and is pursuing rewards; they do not judge the orphan, nor does the cause of the widow come to them. 24 And the Lord, Jehovah of Hosts, the mighty One of Israel, says, Alas! I will ease Myself of My foes, and avenge Myself of My enemies. 25 And I will turn back My hand on you, and purge away your dross as with lye, and take away all your alloy. 26 And I will restore your judges as at first, and your counselors as at the beginning; afterwards you shall be called the city of righteousness, the faithful city. 27 Zion shall be redeemed with judgment, and her returning ones with righteousness.
All of us around the world are rebellious towards Yehovah our creator. We think in our vanity that we are Holier than He is. That we know better than He does what is good for us. So we eat anything that moves.
Isa 66:15 For, behold, Jehovah will come with fire, and with His chariots like a tempest, to refresh His anger with fury, and His rebuke with flames of fire. 16 For by fire and by His sword Jehovah will execute judgment with all flesh; and the slain of Jehovah will be many. 17 Those who sanctify themselves, and purify themselves to go into the gardens, behind one tree in the middle, eating swine’s flesh, and the hateful thing, and the mouse, will be cut off together, says Jehovah. 18 For I know their works and their thoughts; it comes to gather all the nations and the tongues; and they will come and see My glory.
Isa 65:1 I am sought by those who asked not for Me; I am found by those who did not seek Me. I said, Behold Me, behold Me, to a nation not calling on My name. 2 I have spread out My hands all the day to a rebellious people who walk in the way not good, after their own thoughts; 3 a people who without ceasing provoke Me to anger to My face; who sacrifice in gardens, and burn incense on the bricks; 4 a people who remain among the graves, and sleep in the tombs, who eat swine’s flesh, and broth from hateful things in their vessels; 5 who say, Keep to yourself, do not come near me; for I am holier than you. These are a smoke in My nose, a fire that burns all the day. 6 Behold, it is written before Me; I will not be silent, except I will repay; yea, I will repay into their bosom 7 your iniquities, and the iniquities of your fathers together, says Jehovah, they that burned incense on the mountains, and blasphemed Me on the hills. And I will measure their former work into their bosom.
But to those who will not obey, Yehovah says the following through Ezekiel.
Eze 20:38 And I will purge out from among you the rebels and those who sin against Me. I will bring them out from the land where they reside, and they shall not enter into the land of Israel. And you shall know that I am Jehovah.
Everyone is to be taken from their homes but they will not make it into the land of Israel with Yehovah.
Lets look at some of those things people call food.
In Africa they eat what is called ‘Bush Meat’. And it can be directly linked to the recent Ebola outbreak.
Bushmeat is believed to be the origin of the current Ebola outbreak. The first victim’s family hunted bats, which carry the virus. Could the practice of eating bushmeat, which is popular across Africa, be responsible for the current crisis?
The origin has been traced to a two-year-old child from the village of Gueckedou in south-eastern Guinea, an area where bat meat is frequently hunted and eaten.
The infant, dubbed Child Zero, died on 6 December 2013. The child’s family stated they had hunted two species of bat which carry the Ebola virus.
Bushmeat or wild animal meat covers any animal that is killed for consumption including antelopes, chimpanzees, fruit bats and rats. It can even include porcupines and snakes.
In some remote areas it is a necessary source of food – in others it has become a delicacy.
In Africa’s Congo Basin, people eat an estimated five million tonnes of bushmeat per year, according to the Centre of International Forestry Research.
But some of these animals can harbour deadly diseases. Bats carry a whole range of viruses and studies have shown that some species of fruit bats can harbour Ebola.
Via their droppings or fruit they have touched, bats can then in turn infect other non-human primates such as gorillas and chimpanzees. For them, like us, this can be deadly. Bats on the other hand can escape from it unscathed. This makes them an ideal host for the virus.
Exactly how the virus “spills over” into humans is still not clear, says Prof Jonathan Ball, a virologist at the University of Nottingham. There’s often an intermediate species involved, like primates such as chimpanzees, but evidence shows people can get the virus directly from bats, he told BBC Inside Science.
But it is difficult for the virus to jump the species barrier from animals into humans, he adds. The virus first has to “somehow gain access to the cells in which it can replicate” by contact with infected blood.
Most people buy bushmeat from markets once it has already been cooked, so it is those hunting or preparing the raw meat that are at highest risk.
The current outbreak shows that, however difficult or rare it is, infection is clearly possible – though it must be remembered that each further infection, from Child Zero to today, has been caused by contact with an infected person.
Bitten and scratched
There has been talk of banning bushmeat, but that may simply drive it underground, experts have previously warned.
Hunting bushmeat is also a longstanding tradition, explains Dr. Marcus Rowcliffe from the Zoological Society of London,
“It’s a meat-eating society – there’s a feeling that if you do not have meat every day, you haven’t properly eaten. Although you can get other forms of meat, there’s traditionally very little livestock production. It’s not so different from Europeans eating rabbits and deer.”
In Ghana, for example, currently unaffected by the outbreak, fruit bats are widely hunted. To understand how people interact with this particular type of bushmeat, researchers surveyed nearly 600 Ghanaians about their practices relating to bats.
The study found that hunters used several different techniques to kill their prey including shooting, netting, scavenging and catapulting. All hunters reported handling live bats, which often meant they came into contact with blood and in some instances were bitten and scratched.
These hunters are therefore the most at risk of contracting viruses present in bats, explains one of the authors, Dr Olivier Restif from the University of Cambridge.
The work also uncovered that the scale of the bat bushmeat trade in Ghana was much higher than previously thought, with more than 100,000 bats killed and sold every year.
“People who eat bat bushmeat are rarely aware of any potential risk associated with consumption. They tend to see it as healthy food,” he told the BBC’s Health Check programme. This survey was carried out before the current outbreak but the team says that understanding the perceived risks could help control future epidemics.
Fruit bats are believed to be a major carrier of the Ebola virus but they do not show symptoms
While there is a risk, this study exemplifies that it is low. The estimate of more than 100,000 bats consumed has not resulted in a single case of Ebola in Ghana.
Researchers have also monitored populations of bats to test for Ebola and found very few animals with detectable levels of the virus. Since the first recorded outbreak in 1976 there have been only 30 single spillover events from animals into humans, according to new research which has mapped all previous outbreaks.
But given Ebola’s animal origin, it is perhaps not surprising that bushmeat has been cited as a core danger associated with the outbreak.
An opinion piece in the New Scientist said: “The Ebola outbreak is an opportunity to clamp down on a practice which both causes disease outbreaks and empties forests of wildlife. At a minimum, governments should zealously enforce bans on the hunting and consumption of bats and apes.”
OK many of you are not into bushmeat but you do and have eaten swine. Another forbidden animal. This is a picture of Cysticercosis which is just a fancy name for what happens to your brain after the worms from eating pork have migrated there. Migraines and Epilepsy among many other neurological diseases develop.
I have found the following video which I found to be very extensive in explaining the implications of eating pork. It is done in support of the Quran, but I still want you to watch it.
So maybe your not into pigs or rats or apes or bats. Have you tried dog meat. You can go to a Dog Meat Festival in China if want to try a dog on a stick.
What Yehovah has said not to eat is what the rebellious will want to eat.
As we conclude this weeks teaching, note again what is said in the very last parts of the last book of the bible, the book of Revelation.
Rev 21:27 And there shall in no way enter into it anything that defiles, or any making an abomination or a lie; but only those who are written in the Lamb’s Book of Life.
Rev 22:15 But outside are the dogs, and the sorcerers, and the fornicators, and the murderers, and the idolaters, and everyone who loves and makes a lie.
Those who say the food laws were done away are liars and will not be in the Kingdom. Those who eat such abominations are defiled and they too will not be in the Kingdom nor found in the book of life.