News Letter 5851- 027
20th day of the 6th month 5851 years after the creation of Adam
The 6th Month in the Sixth year of the Third Sabbatical Cycle
The Third Sabbatical Cycle after the 119th Jubilee Cycle
The Sabbatical Cycle of Earthquakes, Famines and Pestilence
The Year of the Tithe for the Widows, Orphans & Levites
20th Day of The 40 Days of Repentance
September 5, 2015
Shabbat Shalom Family,[
On September 5 & 6 we will be speaking in Myerstown, PA about the coming curses and how they can be broken by obedience. That is this weekend. You must register for this event with Margaret Umble by calling 717-507-5149 for details. You need to register by August 22. But call her anyway and see if she says no to you. LOL.
Joining us in Myerstown are Mitch and Krista Houston from our Radio show as well as Greg Cronkite, our producer. James Relf, our web producer, will also be there so you can meet our whole team.
We look forward to seeing you there.
If you think you already know all that we teach on this subject, come and find out differently. We will be sharing 38 Sabbatical and Jubilee proofs and possible as many as 50 if I find the time to get the research done.
Brethren, I have been asked to challenge you by one of our brethren. Before I do that, I want to explain some things to you.
Far too often we hear about how this ministry or that one is asking for donations so they can buy themselves a new Lear jet or another penthouse. We all have been tarnished by these mega-ministries.
I feel the need to share with you what we are doing here at sightedmoon.com.
First of all, I work a full time job digging ditches. I sold my company in 2013 and now work for others making an hourly wage. Any expenses shortfall in this ministry is covered by myself to get this message out.
Some of you donate from time to time, others send in between $10 and $100 weekly or monthly. We sometimes get donations of $1,000 and up to $10,000. These donations have made it possible for us to videotape our messages which we now have on our web site for free.
We also sell the videos and we also sell the books. All of this is also on our web site for free, as well. The money from these sales goes toward our radio show and the web site.
When I go to speak, I pay for the travel expenses there and back and I pay for the rooms sometimes. We never charge anyone to come and speak at their event. Most times, someone houses me but sometimes I cover the hotel costs. Donations are collected, and books often given away at the event. It is rare when the donations surpass the cost involved in getting to the event or the loss of wages from work for the time off I have to take to do this event in order to be there before Sabbath begins.
This year I will be off from work for 3 weeks while I go to the Philippines. We have sent 2 bunches of books that are going to be both sold and given away. They cost us with shipping at the wholesale price $2,000. We also sent $2,000 to help cover the cost of printing and organizing this trip. My airfare is $1,300, and the cost of our cameraman is about $1,700. The hall that we will have to rent is going to cost about $2,000 and housing for us as we travel is estimated to be about $3,000-$4,000. Almost all of this is paid for by the generous donations that many of you have given. Any shortfall is covered by myself.
I want you to know what we are doing and why we are spending so much on such a tour. The people of the Philippines are hungry for the truth. They have been battered by severe typhoons and earthquakes and flooding and landslides, one after another and still they keep coming. Yehovah has them ready to hear my message about the curses that they are receiving. And He has even allowed me to speak to the Government & military officials. In Ilocos they were just hammered by Typhon Goni which flooded many areas and washed out bridges. We will be going there in just 4 weeks time.
September is predicted to have four typhoons come, and Dengue Fever is now breaking out in some areas.
We are going to share this message of the end times and the Sabbatical and Jubilee years.
Many of those who donate want to be a part of this work. They cannot afford to give anything, as they are the widows and divorced, young parents of young children and the seniors. Some are so broke they have to borrow from the church mice. And yet these same people are the ones who give most often.
Many of you have businesses and you write to tell me how blessed you have been and to ask me to pray for your business. Yet these same successful businesses do not help us to get this message out. I have had many promises, but as you all know promises are hard to pay the bills with.
This week one couple are selling their daughters clothes to raise money to give to this work for this Philippine mission. Their daughter died a number of years ago and they are now just getting around to selling her clothes that she never got to wear.
The responsibility for the donations given terrifies me. It is Yehovah’s work and His money. So to everyone who has ever given, for whatever project we were doing then, thank you. Thank you on behalf of those who have come to learn because of this work, and because some of you made it possible to get the camera equipment or do the editing or to rent the facilities, or to pay the cost I have had to put out in order to get there. Thank you and May Yehovah bless each of you, and reward each of you for those you have helped to Teshuvah back to Him. We have one letter from one new person who is now reading and learning from us because of your past donations.
Many of you are new to this site. You are new to the teachings we are giving you nd stunned to hear them, but unable to prove them wrong. Many, even thousands in the Philippines are going to hear this message in the newspaper or on the radio or over the TV while we are there. Others through their government officials and possibly the nation by these leaders will also hear our message. The opportunities being presented are phenomenal.
You are here reading this web site, which also cost money each month to maintain, because someone in the past gave a donation to help us get those things done back then. We have moved the web site to Jerusalem, which took a lot of work by James – it was lost one time, forcing him to do it over and we just waited for the proper moment to flip the switch.
We need your help. We need you to help us go further in this work. The people giving us their money from the sale of their daughters clothes challenge you to reach out and help, to be a part of something bigger than all of us, and to help those people who are to be grafted in to the tree of Israel the same way each of us are.
We also have work being done in Africa and we plan to go there this December. There are a number of obstacles here to overcome. One being the potential genocide that is currently being held back, but is ready to break out at any time. Africa is going to cost about as much as the Philippines, I suspect. We will see if it does or not.
We have also sent the books and DVDs to people of influence on the radio and TV in the hopes they will look at them and see the things we are teaching, and have us on their program. Each time we do this it costs us about $300 with no guarantee they will even look at it. And yet we do try.
We do need your prayers. We need your financial help and we need Yehovah to open those doors that no one can shut. We are in need of many things. I need to be doing this full time each weekend in each of the major cities across the USA and Canada and Australia and UK. But I have no one to sponsor me and take care of my bills while I do this. So I continue to work getting up at 4 AM and coming home at 6PM just to pay my own bills.
I just want you all to know what we are doing and why. I wanted you all to know where the money you send us is going. The money from the books and DVDs also goes towards these things as well. Again, thank you for your help. May Yehovah bless you and guide you into all His truths in these last days.
“In The Mail”
We have had a number of emails this week in response to last week’s News letter of forgiveness and having their names found in the book of life. This week we continue with having our names in that book of life by turning back other things during these 40 days of repentance.
Thank you for all you are doing for Yehshua and for us. I have been personally blessed to hear all your works and for the first time in my near 52 years on this earth, I feel I am finally being told the truth. And now know how to worship Yehovah properly. Thank you for sharing what you have learned. I hope to see you in the Kingdom of Our Lord and Savior. I wish I could attend your meeting Sept 5 &6, but due to finances and my distance (Charleston Sc)sadly, it is not in my budget at this time.
I am reading daily your newsletters on your sightedmoon.com to get caught up on the truth.
May Yehshua continue to bless you in all you do.
Also, I believe in you what you are doing in all you do and the planting of the vineyard. It’s awesome!
I also want to add, I am reading intently the Remembering the Sabbatical Years of 2016…
I am in the 6th chapter now. I am studying it and taking notes for later reference and remembrance.
Thank you for sharing this with all of us out here truly searching the truth.
My wish is my name to be written in the book of life and to meet you in the Kingdom. Amen
We hear more often now from new people who are learning and growing and quite often are alone in their family in this walk. My wife and I have this Feast of Sukkot in 2015 been married 37 years. I began this walk keeping the Sabbath and Holy Days in 1982, just 4 years after our marriage. My wife to this day remains unconverted.
I believe this is because I needed to be worked on more than her. I also believe that it is through this trial that I have had to prove everything I do and think and to be able to back it up against the word of Yehovah. For that reason alone I am grateful in a selfish way that my wife has not been called. But I do long for the day she will be able to talk with me about these things and I can teach her.
For those of you who walk alone in your family. You are not alone in this walk. Many of us including myself know what it is like and the many hurts we feel. Rather than look for a pity party, value this time and prove all that you believe with hardcore facts and write them down into articles and save them for the day when you can teach your family. Wait for them to ask before you do that, but be prepared. This is your time to get your notes ready. I have gotten mine ready and eagerly await the day I can teach them. Get yourself ready also for that day. But in the meantime you are not alone.
Dear Joseph,I am kinda new to you, but have been reading back newsletters as fast as I can trying to catch up. One thing I haven’t found anything about yet, and I wonder if you covered it in one of your past newsletters, is how you prepare for the Schmittah in your household seeing as you may be doing things differently than the rest of the family as far as food.I am in a divided household, too. My husband recognizes a kind of ‘call’ on my life to follow the ways of the Torah and is ok with what I do in celebrating the feasts and not doing the regular holidays, but as of yet he still remains unconverted. We only have an 18 yr old daughter left at home and she is kinda pulled both ways. We live on a farm and do a lot of stocking and putting by, but I don’t run the garden. So if it gets planted next year, its not me doing it. But to try to figure out if what you are eating every day was grown last year or the current year is confusing, and how do you store up for yourself or prepare meals and still try to capture the idea behind the law. And not to mention the family gatherings, etc.Like I say, you may have covered this in one of your past newsletters. If so, can you send me the number so I can read what you have to say about it. But if not, maybe you could send some thoughts to me on this or write about it in an upcoming newsletter.I appreciate your views and your courage in proclaiming what you know. Thank you for your perseverance. May the Father richly bless you.Sincerely,Janet in Missouri
“When you accuse your spouse or your parents of wrongs they do or did, you place them under the yoke of the law. The penalty that they deserve for that wrong is death and you are eagerly accusing them. You point the finger as Satan does, the accuser of the brethren. “If you stop speaking vanity’, Look up this word found in verse 9. If you stop wanting that spouse or parent annihilated and seek to forgive them and restore them as you have been forgiven, then, THEN will Yehovah hear your prayers and fight your fights.”
With the yoke of the law one has the open door of forgiveness. The repentance of sin comes with recognition and turning away of the sin henceforth. When sin separates a family and family sweeps the sin under the rug it festers and boils until someone “loses it” or in patience of opportunity to bring the sin out and the way of rectifying is made manifest. Entire families are healed in patient endurance. To allow a sin to go on is grave, one must be brave to confront the sin with open arms of healing. The way of salvation shown in that moment YHUH presents. Admonishing parents is difficult as honoring them is commanded. With honor to them as parents that have within their care the souls of their children’s directions we must admonish, but with forgiveness, an open door to the way that leads to life. Honoring our parents includes honoring their salvation.
If parents are in the throes of drug abuse for instance, one must admonish, but with an open door of forgiveness and the way of life presented. The yoke is theirs to keep or throw off. Repentance removes that yoke. Look at the stick and be healed. But the child must also be prepared the parent will not look. And yet still forgive them and be ever open to when YHUH lifts the veil. It’s not a matter of pointing fingers, its a matter of loving admonishment with the door of salvation ever open for when they will walk through. Entire families are healed by the brave child who loves and honors their parents in confronting grave sins with such love and open arms of forgiveness that Yeshua showed us how.
“I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life. Whosoever believes in me shall not perish but have everlasting life.” As Yeshua’s children we are called to show the way in truth that there is life. YHUH loved us so much he gave us His Son. It is in this love we confront sinful parents. A call to repentance ever ready to help our parents move forward into His Arms. The hardship as a child is we look to our parents to guide us even as adults, but when one or more is in grave sin, we must rely on YHUH fully to help us with this in patent endurance and through us help our parents when the door has been opened.Cecillia
I received this next email after last weeks News Letter but it is better written for this weeks news letter. They just did not know it yet.
Shabbat Shalom Joe,
I pray Abba, gives to each of His people thinking of divorce a heart of flesh. Mark 10:1-12 Then Yeshua left that place and went into the region’s of Y’hudah and the territory beyond the Yarden. Again crowds gathered around him; and again as usual, he taught them. Some of the P’rushim came up and tried to trap him by asking him, Does Torah permit a man to divorce his wife? He replied, “What did Moshe command you?” 4 They said, “Moshe allowed a man to hand his wife a get and devices her.” But Yeshua said to them, “He wrote this commandment for you because of your hardheartedness. 6 However, at the beginning of creation, God made them male and female. 7 For this reason, a man should leave his father and mother and be united with his wife, and the two are to become as one flesh. Thus they are no longer two, but one. So then no one should break apart what God has joined together. 10 When they were indoors once more, the talmidim asked him about this, He said to them, “Whoever divorces his wife and marries another woman commits adultery against his wife; and if a wife divorces her husband and marries another man, she too commits adultery.” If one divorces their spouse are we free to marry another. Yeshua says it is adultery. No! you may not commit adultery. (You could/would be call to become Nazarene.) Hardheartedness is the same as unbelief. People, as you said, try to justify the reasons for divorce, but Yeshua said plainly it is because of the hardheartedness. One may pray for a heart of flesh, for your spouse and or for yourself. We know the difficulties of living with an unbelieving spouse, yet here we are, and on top of that YHVH sees them as part of us. If I may suggest that we repent for them as well. Who doesn’t know that God places people in our lives to build our character, to mold us into the people He wants us to be. One thing must always come to mind before we do anything is this my will, or God’s will, is it in or is it outside Yah’ s word? God will not force anyone to do anything, it is free will. Nor are we to force our beliefs on someone, if a woman tries to force her beliefs on her husband it is a type of Jezebel spirit. Then she needs to ask this be removed from her, and repent. If your light shines bright enough people will desire what they see in you. Persevere and you shall overcome. Romans 2:1-8 Therefore you have no excuse, whoever you are, passing judgment; for when you judge someone else, you are passing judgment against yourself; since you who are judging do the same things he does. We know that God’s judgment lands impartially on those who do such things; do you think that you a mere man passing judgment on others who do such things, yet doing them yourself, will escape the judgment of God? Or perhaps you despise the riches of His kindness, forbearance and patience; because you don’t realize that God’s kindness is intended to lead you to turn from your sins.5 But by you stubbornness, by your unrepentant heart, you are storing up anger for yourself on the Day of Anger, when God’s righteous judgment will be revealed; for He will pay back each one according to his deeds.7 To those who seek glory, honor and immortality by perseverance in doing good, he will pay back eternal life. But to those who are self seeking, who disobey the truth and obey evil, He will pay back wrath and anger. One more thing Joe Revelation 13:8 Everyone living on earth will worship it except those whose names are written in the Book of Life belonging to the Lamb slaughtered before the world was founded. 9 Those who have ears let them hear! 10 “If anyone is meant for captivity, into captivity he goes! If anyone is to be killed with a sword, with a sword he is to be killed!” This is when God’s holy people must persevere and trust! Also in Jeremiah 15:2 & 43:11 The Lamb slaughtered before the world was founded. Amazing. I quoted this to my drunk husband one evening, he shushed me. Like it was a secret not to be revealed. ( it was Shabbat he had been at the bar most day. HaSatan pops out in these moments.) When God spoke creation into being, all things or His will were set in motion throughout eternity? My your name be found in the Book of Life, never to be blotted out.
Nazarene of YHWH
We also have a new person who is studying the videos each week and being blown away each week. After watching the Prophecy in the Law of Niddah and the Blood Moon teachings she wrote this on FB.
Both EXCELLENT teachings and HIGHLY HIGHLY recommended from me.
The blood moon take of JD is different to other teachers and MAKES PERFECT sense! For me this was a missing puzzle piece to my understanding of these events.
The law of Niddah and it’s possible prophetic meaning is ABSOLUTELY astonishing to me~!
It was about this I made the comment yesterday. (Sorry, I was tired and just wanted to say something! Didn’t elaborate.) One of the members of our Kahilat preached on the seed and all about germination etc. I encouraged him to go and look up JD’s preaching on Niddah, as it is so essential to fill in the gaps about this amazing stuff.
The Niddah teaching is so weird (starting off rather embarrassing and a little yucky!) that it is hard to explain to people how important it is. I have told people to watch it, and some of them get held up on the yuckiness, and never discover the amazingness of it.
Finela Anne Beyers Moore
Another from FB wrote the following;
A Must Read News Letter from Joseph Dumond on the question of fasting on the Day of Atonement and Just How Important Is It !!!! Better Read it All !!!!!!!!!! Its a Wake up Call for us and a chance for Our Loved Ones Deliverance an Appointed Time (on this Day) . Read : Should we Fast on the Day of Atonement?
..Last Part ..the casting out of this demon could not be done without fasting, as on the day of Atonement. The same thing we are told to do when we will be casting out Satan on the Day of Atonement.
Brethren, on this coming day of Atonement may your name be found in the book of life. It will be if you can forgive those who have hurt you and if you seek for them to be in the Kingdom as you are to be. They are possessed by demonic forces and could not help being the way they were. You can only cast those demonic forces out of your loved ones, or former loved ones, the same way we can only cast out Satan – on the Day of Atonement with prayers and fasting, the abstaining from food and water from sunset the 9th of the 7th month until sunset the 10th of the 7th month.
Will you now forgive those who have hurt you? Will you fast on the Day of Atonement? May your name be found in the book of life!
You too can follow me on face book. My friends list is almost always full. We often post on here short articles or stories that never do make it to the News Letter. News stories that show the fulfilling of prophecy one step at a time. So do follow me on Facebook and help us to grow this list as well and share this message to many others. You can leave comments and dialogue with me. And just like this week one person’s comments have influenced the subject of the news letter.
We continue to reach new people all the time. It is encouraging. We pray that you will keep these new people in your prayers.
Hi Joseph Dumond,
First I want to tell you what a joy you and your ministry have brought to my life in giving the truth, which NO ONE anywhere around me are doing.
I watch the videos daily and I am studying intently along with reading the Remembering the Sabbatical years 2016 2023 2030 2037 2044.
Without you many more people who are truly searching for truth would be as lost as most of everyone I know, because no one is even remotely seeking to keep Yehovah’s Laws and Sabbatical and Jubilee years and Holy Days. Sadly even my own family…
I read your news letter about your experience with family and I can now understand your pain as you have shared.
I continue to pray for family and everyone I come into contact with, and try to share what I have learned from you.
I have two questions, if when you have a slightest moment to answer, I would appreciate your insight. If not, then please add me to a prayer.
1) Everyone on the internet is telling a different time this new year began some say March 13 some 14 some even 21st. Because I am new to all of this, I didn’t have the opportunity to sight the moon at the proper time earlier this year and I am finding myself a bit out of schedule.
I understand the September 15th is the First Day of the Seventh Month, well, Sept 14 even to even the 15th. As I do Worship Yehovah Friday evening to Saturday evening already, Although, I do wish I had some tips on how to BEST worship on the Sabbath. right now, I pray and read my Bible and pray about many things throughout the day. but I wonder how I may go about Worshiping Yehovah in a more pleasing way to Him, or is what I am doing the best. I do not attend churches because They do not teach Leviticus 23 and do not observe the holy days proper.So my two fold question is: when was the First Day of this year according to the sighted moon?
And two, best way to worship My LORD on the Sabbath and how to properly worship on the holy days, as I am alone.?2) I am reading and taking notes on the book and trying to get everything into my head, its a bit harder when you are older, (52) but I am determined not letting Anything get in my way of what is important, and that is to worship My Lord and keeping the holy days and sabbatical years and Jubilees. Also, Thank you for your news letter, I am on it and read everything you write and search the scripture to back you up!
So far, I’d say you are right on track with what the Word says, at least how I understand it.
I listen to your podcasts also as often as possible.
I live alone, and feel like where I live, (feels like Sodom and Gamorrah) and have been reducing my material belongings so as not to have so much baggage. I pray daily for guidance as to where My Lord wants me to be and to live. I’d prefer it not be in the USA though.
I am unable to find anyone who believes as I do and wants to keep My Lords holy days in the area I live. As I stated before, even my own family has rejected what I have shared. I have decided to wait on The Lord and be ready to go where and when He leads me. I truly wish to serve him in any way I can and I am waiting on guidance from where that might be. I want to be of service somehow.
I am successful in both of my Licensed Industries, but my spirit wants to be of a higher service to the Lord.
Thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule. Keep writing and I encourage you to keep going. This is needed by all, sadly so many will miss Noah’s boat, AGAIN!
Thank you again,
Charleston, South Carolina
PS, If I may be of service to your ministry, I’d be honored. I have ordered some thumb drives to put the videos on to share with others who will listen and want to learn, to give them free.
They can watch them either on their phone directly from the thumb drive as they are micro USB and on the opposite end of the thumb drive is a regular USB that they can insert them to a USB product.Its a start anyway.I have been grafted in!
“The Fourth Curse of War”
When I posted this next article sent to me by Jason my friend, another person on FB wrote the following and shared it with his contacts.
Watch the YouTube video 2300 days of Hell by Joseph Dumond then compare this to section 6 of this document. Either these guys are reading the book called The Prophesies of Abraham by Joseph Dumond, or there fulfilling their destiny. Either way know your Elohim/Mighty One, keep the Commandments and live. Keep living in Sin/Torahlessness/Lawlessness as if the Commandments are not in effect and Die the first, and second deaths!
In Newly Uncovered Document, Islamic State Vision Echoes Hitler’s ‘Mein Kampf’
(BreakingIsraelNews/JNS). A 32-page Islamic State document calling for open warfare against non-Muslims has been uncovered in Pakistan and authenticated by retired U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency director Gen. Michael Flynn and other intelligence officials. The document has been compared to Adolf Hitler’s “Mein Kampf,” the political manifesto in which the Nazi leader outlined his plan for the future of Germany and its Jews.
The Islamic State document blames the appearance of jihadist organizations on the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948. The document declares, “No sooner had the British government relinquished control of Israel, Ben-Gurion, the leader of the Jews, declared the independence of the State of Israel, triggering a global migration of Jews to the Jewish State, and launching the systematic persecution of Palestinian Muslims who had to abandon their homes and migrate.”
The document, titled “A Brief History of the Islamic State Caliphate (ISC): The Caliphate According to the Prophet,” contains a six-stage plan for the development of Islamic State and for conquering the world. Geoffrey Grinder laid out the stages as follows for the “Now the End Begins” blog:
Phase 1: “Awakening,” 2000-2003: Islamic State calls for “a major operation against the U.S…to provoke a crusade against Islam.” [September 11, 2001]
Phase 2: “Shock and awe,” 2004-2006: Islamic State will lure U.S. into multiple theaters of war, including cyber-attacks, and establish charities across the Muslim and Arab world to support terrorism.
Phase 3: “Self-reliance,” 2007-2010: Islamic State will create “interference” with Iraq’s neighboring states, with a particular focus on Syria.
Phase 4: “Reaping/extortion/receiving,” 2010-2013: Islamic State will attack “U.S. and Western interests” to destroy their economies and replace the dollar with silver and gold, and expose Muslim governments’ relations with Israel and the U.S.
Phase 5: “Declaring the Caliphate,” 2013-2016: Not much detail. The document only says, “The Caliphate According to The Prophet.”
Phase 6: “Open warfare,” 2017-2020: Islamic State calls for open, worldwide warfare against all non-Muslims, followed by a messianic vision of a “peaceful” era. The document’s messianic vision paints a picture of a world in which only believing Muslims remain alive.
Asked about the document’s implications for Israel, Jerusalem-based author and Torah scholar Rabbi Nachman Kahana told BreakingIsraelNews.com that the Jewish Talmud explains how God “will eventually send to the world a leader whose decrees will be as drastic as those of Haman, the villain from the Book of Esther who intended to wipe out all the Jews, in order that we, the Jewish people, will do teshuvah (repent) and then the final geula (redemption) will arrive.”
“Is your Name Found in the Book of LIfe or the Book of Shame?”
The Ashley Madison hack will have a serious effect on churches. According to Ed Stetzer, as many as 400 pastors, deacons, elders and church staff members may resign this Sunday after their names surfaced on the list of users revealed in the Ashley Madison hack.
In a post on his Christianity Today blog, The Exchange, Stetzer said the number is based on “conversations with leaders from several denominations in the U.S. and Canada,” adding, “To be honest, the number of pastors and church leaders on Ashley Madison is much lower than the number of those looking to have an affair.” Along with being a contributing editor for CT, author and professor, Stetzer is the executive director of LifeWay Research, and a well-regarded expert on church leadership. He is also the executive editor of the Christian leadership publication Facts & Trends. All that to say, Stetzer is well-informed, and his number is likely accurate. Former social conservative lobbyist and Christian reality TV star Josh Duggar and Christian vlogger Sam Rader recently released their own statements, acknowledging that they were both users of the site, which facilitates adultery.
“Teshuvah – Turning back to Yehovah”
As we approach the High Holy Days the theme is Teshuvah. This is why we have been sharing with you the 40 days of repentance. Some of you do not see this in your bible as one of the commandments of Lev 23 and therefore will not do it.
Teshuvah is often translated as repentance, although it is more properly understood as turning back to Yehovah. (Shuv) This is where we get the expression Shabbat Shuva. The Sabbath of return found during the 10 days of Awe leading up to and climaxing with the Day of Atonement.
The Torah reading for Shabbat Shuva is;
Hos 14:1 O Israel, return to Jehovah your God, for you have fallen by your iniquity. 2 Take with you words, and turn to Jehovah. Say to Him, Take away all iniquity, and receive us graciously, that we may repay with the calves of our lips. 3 Assyria shall not save us; we will not ride on horses. Nor shall we say any more to the work of our hands, Our gods, for in You the fatherless finds mercy. 4 I will heal their backslidings; I will love them freely; for My anger has turned away from him. 5 I will be as the dew to Israel; he shall grow as the lily and cast out his roots like Lebanon. 6 His branches shall spread, and his beauty shall be as the olive tree, and his smell as Lebanon. 7 They who dwell under his shadow shall return; they shall revive like the grain, and grow like the vine. Their scent shall be as the wine of Lebanon. 8 Ephraim shall say, What have I to do any more with idols? I have heard him and watched him; I am like a green fir tree. Your fruit is found from Me. 9 Who is wise, and he shall understand these things? Understanding, and he shall know them? For the ways of Jehovah are right, and the just shall walk in them; but sinners shall fall in them.
Mic 7:18 Who is a God like You, who pardons iniquity and passes by the transgression of the remnant of His heritage? He does not keep His anger forever, because He delights in mercy. 19 He will turn again; He will have pity on us. He will trample our iniquities. Yea, You will cast all their sins into the depths of the sea. 20 You will give faithfulness to Jacob, mercy to Abraham, which You have sworn to our fathers from the days of old.
Last week we wrote to you about forgiveness, and how you had to forgive those who had offended you. Many of you still hold on to the hurt of your parents and spouses and you will not forgive.
Recently the news has been about the disclosing of the many secret names on the Ashley Madison list that was hacked and publicly displayed. The article above says there are over 400 Church leaders on this list. That means there are at least 400 church leaders who wanted to have an affair and keep it secret so as not to be found out.
Is your name on this list? More importantly is your name on Yehovah’s list of those who want to commit sexual sins? Forget Ashley Madison. Where are you in relationship to Yehovah?
“One evangelical leader was skeptical of survey findings that said 50% of Christian men have looked at porn recently. So he surveyed his own congregation. He found that 60% had done so within the past year, and 25% within the past 30 days.” (Porn’s Stranglehold, by Timothy C. Morgan)
I often share that between pornography and sports we’ve lost a good portion of our dads and men. Throw in work and hobbies and our fatherless and man gap grows even more. Unfortunately, we are now an online culture that thrives on pornography and we’ve hit a critical mass point. To do nothing is not an option.
How many of you righteous people are going to forgive those caught in this act of adultery?
Our society promotes sexual liaisons everywhere we turn. But should anyone get caught doing so, we kick into hyper righteous mode and execute them to hell on the fastest train possible.
How many of you watched any of the James Bond films? Does not our hero in these films have many a sexual affair with some of the most beautiful women, both good guys (women) and bad ones? Yes he does and many of us were envious if we are honest.
Are not most of the films out of Hollywood based on affairs outside of marriage and we support this by watching them?
Do you recall the story of David and Bathsheba. Today people call it a love story. Is it? It is an act of lust and adultery by the nations leader and one of our heroes of the bible. Yehovah was going to execute David for this sin. Do you realize that?
Yehovah was going to execute the man who was after Yehovah’s own heart.
2Sa 12:1 And Jehovah sent Nathan to David. And he came to him and said to him, There were two men in one city, one rich and one poor. 2 The rich one had exceeding many flocks and herds, 3 but the poor one had nothing except one little ewe lamb which he had bought and nourished up. And it grew up together with him and with his sons. It ate of his own food and drank from his own cup, and lay in his bosom, and was to him like a daughter. 4 And there came a traveler to the rich man, and he spared to take of his own flock and of his own herd to dress for the traveler that had come to him. But he took the poor man’s lamb and dressed it for the man who had come to him. 5 And David’s anger was greatly kindled against the man. And he said to Nathan, As the Lord lives, the man who has done this shall surely die. 6 And he shall restore the lamb fourfold, because he did this thing, and because he had no pity. 7 And Nathan said to David, You are the man! So says Jehovah, the God of Israel, I anointed you king over Israel, and I delivered you out of the hand of Saul. 8 And I gave you your master’s house and your master’s wives into your bosom, and gave you the house of Israel and of Judah. And if that was too little, I would have given to you such and such things besides. 9 Why have you despised the Word of Jehovah, to do evil in His sight? You have stricken Uriah the Hittite with the sword, and have taken his wife to be your wife, and have killed him with the sword of the sons of Ammon. 10 And therefore, the sword shall never depart from your house, because you have despised Me and have taken the wife of Uriah the Hittite to be your wife. 11 So says Jehovah, Behold, I will raise up evil against you out of your own house, and I will take your wives before your eyes and give them to your neighbor. And he shall lie with your wives in the sight of this sun. 12 For you did it secretly, but I will do this thing before all Israel and before the sun. 13 And David said to Nathan, I have sinned against Jehovah.
And Nathan said to David, Jehovah also has put away your sin; you shall not die.
14 Only, because by this deed you have given great occasion to the enemies of Jehovah to blaspheme, this child born to you shall surely die.
Yehovah said He would have given David even more wives and more of anything he wanted. David’s sin was lust. He coveted and that led him into these other sins of murder and adultery.
Do you realize that coveting is the greatest cause of most sins and yet it is considered the least of the commandments?
- They covet other gods so as not to have to obey Yehovah.
- They covet other days of rest for their own convenience.
- They covet what others have so they murder.
- They covet sex so they commit sexual sins and adultery.
- They covet people possessions so they steal.
- They want people to not think bad of them so they lie. They covet the appearance of godliness.
David lusted and did not contain it.
How many of you lust after careers, status, sex, food, cigarettes, drugs, attention and you can fill in the blank if I omitted your lust factor. We all cross the line at times and replace Yehovah with something physical and we all want and need to be forgiven. We hope we will never be exposed for our secret sins.
And yet we do keep them secret because of our vanity. Our desire to appear before others as righteous and good when in fact we are not.
Jas 5:16 Confess faults to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous one avails much. 17 Elijah was a man of like passion as we are. And he prayed earnestly that it might not rain, and it did not rain on the earth for the time of three years and six months. 18 And he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth caused its fruit to sprout. 19 Brothers, if anyone among you err from the truth, and if anyone turns him back, 20 know that he who turns back the sinner from the error of his way shall save a soul from death, and shall hide a multitude of sins.
Two things to note from this passage of James. One: Elijah had like passions.
Two: when you confess to trusted friends your weaknesses they can help you, much like the 12 step of Alcoholics Anonymous. When you’re weak they can talk to you and help you come back from the ledge.
This week’s News letter is a result of a conversation I had with a sister about this subject of sex. It is time to turn back to Yehovah. But many men & women are stuck on repeatedly going to the porn sites or to bars looking to meet that someone for a one night stand. As you just read, between 50% and 60% of Christian men are trapped in this addiction. Those numbers will be the same for those who call themselves Messianic Torah observers. Sadly.
And many of the rest of you want to stand on the sidelines of righteousness and point the finger and wag the head. But in fact what you are doing is expressing how you are better then they are because you have not done that sin. It is self righteousness.
Do you not recall what we said last week about fasting? Did you not get the point of the article? Are you really that thick? Let me now explain it again to you.
Isa 58:6 Is not this the fast that I have chosen? To loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed ones go free, and that you break every yoke? 7 Is it not to break your bread to the hungry, and that you should bring home the wandering poor?
When will you see the naked and cover him; and you will not hide yourself from your own flesh?
8 Then shall your light break out as the dawn, and your health shall spring out quickly; and your righteousness shall go before you; the glory of Jehovah shall gather you. 9 Then you shall call, and Jehovah shall answer; you shall cry, and He shall say, Here I am.
If you take the yoke away from among you, the pointing of the finger, and speaking vanity; 10 and if you draw out your soul to the hungry, and satisfy the afflicted soul;
then shall your light rise in darkness, and your darkness shall be as the noonday.
Yehovah is telling you to get in there and get dirty as you help those who are afflicted by their sins. He is telling you to stop pointing the finger at them, condemning them, and to show them their sins and help them to return to Him. To Shuva to Yehovah. To have empathy and say there but for the grace of Yehovah go I.
The Day of Atonement is to kaphar, to cover over the sins of the people who have shuva’ed back to Yehovah. So why do you not cover over the sins of those around you when they repent?
Not to hide the sin, no, we are to expose it. But once exposed as David’s sin was, then to forgive as Yehovah did and move on. The consequences will come for the sin. You will have to deal with it.
Each one of us used to worship idols and never kept the Feasts. Now we do keep Torah and now some of you accuse and condemn those who still keep the false feasts you used to. You are no different than them. You just got off that merry-go-round before they have, so show some empathy.
Jim Staley of Passion for Truth Ministry has recently been found guilty of crimes committed many years ago. And yet many of you today are pointing the finger and saying aha. How many of you are guiltless of past sins? And how many of you would be mortified to have them exposed for the world to see?
I do not agree with all of Jim Staley’s teachings, nor he with mine, and yet he is a brother who like me, has sinned. Where is your atonement for him? Yehovah will cover his sins once he has repented. So why do you want to send him to hell? You are the one that needs to repent of the gossip that you have been spreading.
Have you forgotten the example Yehshua had for the woman caught in adultery?
Joh 8:3 And the scribes and Pharisees brought to Him a woman taken in adultery. And standing her in the midst, 4 they said to Him, Teacher, this woman was taken in adultery, in the very act. 5 Now Moses in the Law commanded us that such should be stoned. You, then, what do you say? 6 They said this, tempting Him so that they might have reason to accuse Him. But bending down, Jesus wrote on the ground with His finger, not appearing to hear. 7 But as they continued to ask Him, He lifted Himself up and said to them, He who is without sin among you, let him cast the first stone at her. 8 And again bending down, He wrote on the ground. 9 And hearing, and being convicted by conscience, they went out one by one, beginning at the oldest, until the last. And Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst. 10 And bending back up, and seeing no one but the woman, Jesus said to her, Woman, where are the ones who accused you? Did not one give judgment against you?11 And she said, No one, Lord. And Jesus said to her, Neither do I give judgment. Go, and sin no more.
King Solomon at the Feast of Dedication on the Eighth day of Sukkot said the following prayer. Read it slowly and remember even Solomon fell victim to the sin of sex and because of it he was lured into building temples to other gods on the Mount of offense.
1Ki 8:33 When Your people Israel are crushed before the enemy because they have sinned against You, and shall turn again to You and confess Your name, and pray, and cry to You in this house, 34 then hear in Heaven and forgive the sin of Your people Israel, and bring them again into the land which You gave to their fathers. 35 When the heavens are restrained, and there is no rain because they have sinned against You, if they pray toward this place and confess Your name, and turn from their sin when You afflict them, 36 then hear in Heaven and forgive the sin of Your servants, and of Your people Israel, for You shall teach them the good way in which they should walk, and give rain on Your land which You have given to Your people for an inheritance. 37 If there is famine in the land, if there is plague, blasting, mildew, locusts; if there are stripping locusts; if their enemy encircles them in the land of their cities, whatever plague, whatever sickness, 38 any prayer, any supplication from any man of all Your people Israel, who shall each know the plague of his own heart, and shall spread forth his hands toward this house, 39 then hear in Heaven Your dwelling-place, and forgive, and do, and give to every man according to all his ways, whose heart You know. For You, You only, know the hearts of all the sons of Adam. 40 Do this so that they may fear You all the days that they live in the land which You have given to our fathers. 41 And concerning a stranger who is not of Your people Israel, but who comes out of a far country for Your name’s sake; 42 for they shall hear of Your great name and of Your strong hand and of Your stretched-out arm; and if he shall come and pray toward this house, 43 hear in Heaven Your dwelling-place, and do according to all that the stranger calls to You for, so that all the peoples of the earth may know Your name, to fear You, as Your people Israel do , and that they may know that this house which I have built is called by Your name. 44 If Your people go out to battle against their enemy, wherever You shall send them, and shall pray to Jehovah toward the city which You have chosen, and the house that I have built for Your name, 45 then hear in Heaven their prayer and their cry, and maintain their cause. 46 If they sin against You (for there is no man who does not sin), and if You are angry with them, and have delivered them up before the enemy, and they have been led away captive to the land of the enemy, far or near, 47 yet if they shall think within themselves in the land where they are carried captives, and repent, and pray to You in the land of their captors saying, We have sinned and have done perversely, we have done wickedly, 48 and so return to You with all their heart, and with all their soul, in the land of their enemies who led them away captive, and if they pray to You toward their land which You gave to their fathers, to the city which You have chosen, and the house which I have built for Your name, 49 then hear their prayer and their cry in Heaven Your dwelling-place, and maintain their cause, 50 and forgive Your people who have sinned against You, even all their sins which they have done against You, and give them pity before their captors, so that they may have pity on them. 51 For they are Your people, and Your inheritance, which You brought out of Egypt, from the middle of the furnace of iron, 52 for Your eyes shall be open to the prayer of Your servant, and to the prayer of Your people Israel, to listen to them in all that they call for to You. 53 For You have separated them from among all the people of the earth to be Your inheritance, as You spoke by the hand of Moses Your servant, when You brought our fathers out of Egypt, O Lord Jehovah. 54 And it happened as Solomon finished praying all this prayer and petition to Jehovah, he rose from before the altar of Jehovah, from kneeling on his knees with his hands spread up to heaven. 55 And he stood and blessed all the congregation of Israel with a loud voice, saying, 56 Blessed be Jehovah, who has given rest to His people Israel, according to all that He promised. There has not failed one word of all His good promise which He promised by the hand of Moses His servant. 57 May Jehovah our God be with us as He was with our fathers. Let Him not leave us nor forsake us, 58 to incline our hearts to Himself, to walk in all His ways and to keep His commandments and His statutes and His judgments which He commanded our fathers. 59 And let these my words, with which I have prayed before Jehovah, be near Jehovah our God day and night, so that He may maintain the cause of His servant, and the cause of His people Israel of each day in its day, 60 for all the people of the earth know that Jehovah is God; there is no other. 61 And let your heart be perfect with Jehovah our God, to walk in His statutes, and to keep His commandments, as at this day.
When I first began this web site I wrote an article titled Confessions of a Sex Addict. This link will give you 6 articles that have come up out of that one about our lusts and the lack of control we give them.
Lust is like this old Indian trick to kill a wolf. They would take a sharp knife and cover it in blood and then freeze it and place it in a block of ice. The wolf would smell the scent of the blood and go and find it. He would then begin to lick the blood. The more blood he tasted the more he wanted. So he would lick more fervently. With each lick the blade of the sharp knife would reveal more of itself and thus cause the tongue of the wolf to bleed more and more each time. This then caused the wolf to taste more of the warm blood from his own mouth and lick even more. A perpetual cycle that only leads to the death of the wolf, who eventually bleeds to death.
It is the same with porn and with all other sexual gratification methods out there. Those gratification methods are not just sexual. They can be cigarettes or chocolate cake. Workaholics seek the praise of their bosses and peers for their gratification. These will all lead to your death if you do not curb them.
Sex with others or porn is never satisfactory. Even after using the prostitute or paying for the lap dance with the stripper, you are left with this painful empty feeling. The one you wanted to get filled when you went to the whorehouse is still there. Sex never filled that hole.
Chocolate cake never fills that hole. Drugs or sports or anything else you shove into this hole will never ever fill it. The reason they can never fill that hole is because it can only be filled by Yehovah. He is the only thing that fills that void you are feeling and heals the other problems of your life caused by you trying to fill this hole with the wrong things. Square peg in the round hole syndrome.
Enough with the generalities. Let me get specific about sex and how it works.
All young girls seek the attention of their father and also of young men when they are hoping to find a husband. They will dress up to make themselves look attractive to the potential beau. Sometimes this goes too far and becomes sexier in trying to attract a man. It is, after all a very competitive time as everyone is seeking to land the same guy or so it seems.
Women know men are attracted through their eyes. In fact women in the sex industry also know this very well. We are going to begin to compare these two methods to help you women understand your men.
Men also want to attract a wife so they excel in sports and work to show off their talents. Muscular abs and rugged features are enhanced. All through the childhood of a boy he is told over and over how good he is and how strong he is. They are made to feel like big men even while they still have on their diapers.
But men do not get it. They do not understand that women are not attracted by vision as like men are. Yes, to a degree but not nearly as much. A woman wants to yield herself to someone who romances her and appeals to her emotionally & intellectually, as well as physically.
But grown up men never grow up. They always do need that affirmation from their wife and daughters about how much you appreciate the things they do for you. The same as when they were patted on the head as a child.
Those women in the sex trades also know this. This is why they tell the men how great they are, how muscular they are, or how handsome they are or how viral they are. It can be the biggest lie ever and both of them know it, but the man is in need of hearing this and feeling the attraction from a female because of it. With the prostitute or stripper it is all an act to lure you to give them your money. And many men are willing to do just that in order to be praised up for a few moments by any women.
Ladies, you all need to read that last statement again.
I again challenge each and every women right now to go and tell your spouse how awesome they are. And to say nothing else and leave the room. In less than a minute your spouse will come running after you like some lost puppy dog wanting to hear more of your praising them.
WE AS MEN ARE STARVED FOR THIS FROM OUR WIVES!!!!
Do you get it?
So in a man’s mind, if he is not getting the praise at home then when it does come from somewhere else, no matter where it comes from, he will seek to go back to get more of that praise to soothe his ego, whether this comes from the woman down the street or the one at work or the one in the strip club. It is more powerful than anything else out there.
But if you provide this at home then he will seek it at home. And when it comes from elsewhere, it will not come to a man who is starving for some attention and then your spouse will not be attracted to it because he is not starving for it.
Now same the same thing for sex. If a man is starving for sex at home and his wife is withholding it because of this or that reason, then understand his sexual drive is starving to be satisfied. I am not condoning him seeking it elsewhere, but I am advising you it is there. You can control it as his wife and partner or you can let others control it.
Dr James Dobson has written that the men’s sexual urge is ready to go every 3 to 4 days. Yes, every 3 -4 days. And many women are saying “we just did it the other day”. I want to urge all men and all women to read this short article by Dr. Dobson. In fact, I would urge you all to do more research into this subject from Dr. Dobson.
1Co 7:1 Now concerning what you wrote to me: It is good for a man not to touch a woman. 2 But, because of the fornications, let each have his own wife, and let each have her own husband. 3 Let the husband give to the wife proper kindness, and likewise the wife also to the husband. 4 The wife does not have authority over her own body, but the husband. And likewise also the husband does not have authority over his own body, but the wife. 5 Do not deprive one another, unless it is with consent for a time, so that you may give yourselves to fasting and prayer. And come together again so that Satan does not tempt you for your incontinence. 6 But I speak this according to permission, not according to commandment.
Many women today say it is their body. They say this in order to justify the abortion of the child in them. And this has rubbed off on all of us. Yet the Apostle Paul wrote that your body belongs to your spouse, both men to the women and women to the men. Think about this for a long long moment.
That word incontinence in verse 5 means without self control, want of self restraint, and powerless to the temptations of the other sex.
You withholding your sexuality from your spouse is, according to Paul, contributing to their temptations and weakness.
Let me now give you an extreme example.
Women under Sharia law are commanded to wear a burka so as not to tempt men. The Burka removes all the curves that make a women attractive and it also covers the face. What do we hear now about this religion of peace over the entire news? How they wage jihad so they can capture other women and rape then as often as they want.
I am telling you that these Islamic men have pent up sexual desires which they vent on captured women.
Yes, an extreme example. But I say it as lead up to this. Many women who seek to be modest remove those things that make them beautiful to others including, their husbands. Taking their God given curves and hiding them. Be careful you are not helping Satan by leaving your spouse in a position that they will be tempted by Satan.
I was always very proud to take my wife out when she was all dolled up. To have her hold my arm.
I have had many women write me asking for help with their husband. One lady said she had all the right curves in all the right places and could not understand why her husband still looked at porn.
The husband then told me he had a high sex drive, (3-4 days, remember) and she was only willing once or twice a month. Am I describing any of you?
Another lady wrote me. She was very shapely and was sexually abused all her life because of it. She is now walking this walk and every group she attends wants her to stop coming because the men can’t stop looking at her. The problem is not her beauty, it is that the men looking are starved in their own homes.
If you want to stop the porn industry, if you want to stop the sex industry, then start to make your spouse feel important at home. Give them every reason to look forward to coming home to you. It does not matter if your curves have disappeared and turned up in other places.
In the late summer of 1981, I was coming home from working out of town for a number of weeks. In fact, it was near the end of July. I have never forgotten this one event.
I was tired and looking forward to time with my wife. As I pulled in the driveway, the sun was setting and she was standing in the door with a fur coat on. The sun made the whole front of our house and her shine in this red glow. I started to get very angry as I was opening the door of the truck. Where did she get the money for this fur coat. We could not afford it. What is she thinking.
Sometimes I am such an idiot.
As I opened the door and just as I was about to say something really, really stupid, my wife opened up the fur coat to reveal to me all her beauty and all her curves in her birthday suit. I immediately shut up and no longer cared about this fur coat. It might have cost a million dollars and it did not matter. My sexual starvation from working away for those weeks was now about to be taken care of. My wife got it and new what I needed. We had another baby as a result of that. Go figure!
And to this day I have never forgotten it. Not one detail. I am telling you all this for a reason. To show you how powerful this sex thing is, if you use it as Yehovah has given it to you. Not to abuse it and not to withhold it from our spouses.
Years ago we had a lady as a neighbour who would always be dressed up and looking her best. She dressed up to go out shopping and to work all the time looking her best. She was middle aged and her curves showed up in other places at this time. I commented on this to my wife one time when my wife was wearing sweat pants to the mall. She told me that her husband was always happy when my wife talked to him. That was the end of the sweat pants.
Brethren, many of you will not agree with me about those things I am saying. You will blame the person doing the sin and not admit your part in it. So be it. Continue to perpetuate the problem and not help solve it. For others it is too late. You are already divorced or separated and still have not forgiven them for what they did to you.
I have some women come up to me after I relate this to them and they said they drove their husband into the arms of another woman. They then say they always bitched at him and never told him how much he meant to them and it would then spiral into an endless fight. These ladies are now living alone.
Again I dare you all to tell your spouse how much they mean to you, or how much you appreciate them fixing the toilet and then walk away. When they come after you, if you play your cards right you could get them to buy you anything you wanted. But you will also see how deprived for attention they are and then realize how close to temptation they are. Read Love and respect by Dr. Emmerson Eggerich. Read the difference bewtween men and women by Dr Dobson. Get educated on this subject and do it right away.
The sexual exploitation is everywhere being advertised for everything. The temptation to find gratification elsewhere, as demonstrated by Ashley Madison, shows you it is real and growing and not even being hidden from the public.
In this short article I have by no means addressed the entire issue of sex between men and women. I do urge you all to read Dr. Dobson and Dr. Eggerich’s books on the differences and love and respect.
Sure you can go ahead and write me. Just do not expect me to take advice from those on their third and fourth marriage telling me how to be happily married, even though I am in my 37th year with my first love. I am not a saint by any measure. I have much to learn, but have already learned a great deal. Study what these two doctors have to say and help your spouse, both men and women.