News Letter 5855-030
The 3rd Year of the 4th Sabbatical Cycle
The 24th year of the 120th Jubilee Cycle
The 6th day of the 8th month 5855 years after the creation of Adam
The 8th Month in the Third year of the Fourth Sabbatical Cycle
The 4th Sabbatical Cycle after the 119th Jubilee Cycle
The Third Year Tithe for the Widows and Orphans and Levites
The Sabbatical Cycle of Sword, Famines, and Pestilence
October 5, 2019
Shabbat Shalom to the Royal Family of Yehovah,
New Moon of the 8th Month Sighted
The new moon was sighted from Israel this evening, Sunday, 29 September 2019!
* From Jerusalem at 6:54pm by Devorah Gordon, followed by Rebeca Corlan, Ion Corlan, Cristian Pricop, Dawn Austin, Grant and Reidar.
* From the Zevulun Valley at 7:01pm by Yoel Halevi and his son.
This means this evening marks the beginning of the new month. Be sure to keep track of what number month this is, based on when you started the new year!
On behalf of all of us who rely on these observations, we wish to thank everyone in Israel who looked for the new moon this evening and sent in their observations in a timely manner. We are also extremely grateful to everyone who is supporting our efforts from afar, your support helps us be able to collect the observations and share these reports quickly and efficiently, which is obviously very important to us all.
If reliable first-hand New Moon and Aviv Reports from Israel are of value to you, please consider supporting our efforts. We could really use your support in restoring the Biblical Calendar.
Chodesh Tov! Make it a great month!
New Moon sighted (naked eye) from Caesarea, Israel at 6:58 pm byKenny Russell. Hayley Russell confirmed sighting (naked eye) at 7:06 pm
“Moon sighted at 7:01 pm from the Zevulun Valley. It is distinctly visible to the naked eye. I was joined by my son who was able to see it with the naked eye as well.” – Yoel Halevi (Hebrew In Israel)
New Moon sighted (naked eye) at 6:51 pm (then lost to sight, then seen again) from Poriya Illit by Becca Biderman.
1st two pics below from Becca,
Face Book Censorship Police at it again
FB does not tell me what I have done to warrant being thrown in jail until October 10. But I have posted a number of Trump videos this week which I do not normally do. All of them are no longer able to boost and they also blocked a bunch of scriptures posts just so I would not know which ones they were not in favour of. The reason I posted the Trump videos this week was because of the lies the Democratic party is putting out to impeach the President. This FB jail joke to silence those who are conservative is in line with the left leaning society that is prevalent in the EU and the UN and the Democrats. 50% of the USA is against Trump and 50% are for Trump. But it is not just about Trump. It is the silencing of the Conservative voice. Anyone who is not on the lefts side is worthy to be silenced. We have been warning you of these things in the past and it is now affecting us. We have also told you of web sites being removed because of pressure from the left on hosts like Go Daddy. As unbelievable as that is, it is happening.
Three Saudi Brigades Destroyed and Captured
Breaking News that is not being talked about.
Last Thursday through to Saturday, the Houthi conducted a military operation against the Saudi Kingdom. Ya ya, we have heard this before. You all know that the Saudis have been buying billions of USA Armoury for years. Aircraft, armoured personnel vehicles and tanks.
On Sept 14, 2019 missile attacks with a great deal of accuracy hit Saudi oil fields shutting down 50% of oil production at that time. Iran was blamed for this attack and was almost attacked in return.
Now the Houtis have invaded Saudi Arabia and captured and destroyed three Saudi Brigades. Three of them. The reason this is so incredible to me and exciting and terrifying at the same time is because the Houthi used a combined coordinated attacks using drones and missiles to shut down two Saudi airports so that support aircraft could not assist the Saudi Army. At the same time the Patriot Missile defense system and the THADD missile defense system were unable to stop them. Here are a few excerpts from the article that I will link you to.
This is something extraordinary to behold: the Saudi army, the third largest purchaser of weapons in the world, getting comprehensively walloped by one of the poorest countries in the world. The numbers say it all: the Houthis were able to control more than 350 kilometers of Saudi territory. Given that the Saudi military budget is almost 90 billion dollars a year, this achievement is made all the more extraordinary.
Houthi forces employed drones, missiles, anti-aircraft systems, as well as electronic warfare to prevent the Saudis from supporting their troops with aviation or other means to assist their trapped men.
Pay attention to what you were just told. The Largest purchaser of the most sophisticated weaponry was defeated by a smart rag tag army using electronic warfare.
They subsequently demonstrated their technical and cyber capabilities through an asymmetrical operation employing drones of various types as well as electronic warfare to blind the US Patriot system’s radars, in the process halving Saudi Arabia’s oil production for a period of time Aramco is yet to determine.
Finally, the most surprising and astounding aspect of these recent events is this most recent Yemeni ground operation that was carried out in hostile territory and succeeded in surrounding three brigades consisting of thousands of men and their equipment. Thousands of Yemeni soldiers loyal to Ansarullah (Houthis) took part in this successful operation, supported by drones, ground-attack aircraft and air-defense batteries. Such capabilities are ordinarily better associated with well-trained and well-equipped militaries rather than militaries coming from the Third World.
Once the Palestinians learn about this they too will be flying hundreds of drones to confuse the Patriots missile defence system of the Israelis. And if this simple strategy works on the Patriots Missile defence in Saudi Arabia, then just how vulnerable is the world’s greatest military force which is highly dependent on electronics for much of it military both offensive and defensive.
There is already talk in Riyadh of receiving new supplies of the THAAD system (similarly useless against Houthi asymmetrical warfare) and other very expensive American air-defense systems. It is too bad for the Saudis that the US has nothing like the Pantsir and the Russian BUK systems, which allow for a multi-layered air defense, ideal for defending against small, low-flying drones and missiles that are difficult to intercept with such systems as the Patriot and THAAD.
A huge chink in our armour has just been exposed and no one is talking about it.
The Australian Drought gets Worse
Have you been watching what is going on in Australia?
Lev 26:18 And if you will not yet listen to Me for all this, then I will punish you seven times more for your sins.
Lev 26:19 And I will break the pride of your power, and I will make your heaven like iron and your earth like bronze.
Lev 26:20 And your strength shall be spent in vain. For your land shall not yield its increase, neither shall the trees of the field yield their fruits.
Curses for Disobedience
Deu 28:15 And it shall be, if you will not listen to the voice of Jehovah your God, to observe and to do all His commandments and His statutes which I command you today, all these curses shall come on you and overtake you.
Deu 28:16 You shall be cursed in the city, and cursed in the field.
Deu 28:17 Your basket and your store shall be cursed.
Deu 28:18 The fruit of your body shall be cursed, and the fruit of your land, the increase of your cows, and the flocks of your sheep.
Deu 28:19 You shall be cursed when you come in, and cursed when you go out.
Deu 28:20 Jehovah shall send on you cursing, vexation, and rebuke, in all that you set your hand to do, until you are destroyed, and until you perish quickly, because of the wickedness of your doings by which you have forsaken Me.
Deu 28:21 Jehovah shall make the plague cling to you until He has consumed you from off the land where you go to possess it.
Deu 28:22 Jehovah shall strike you with lung disease and with a fever, and with an inflammation, and with an extreme burning, and with the sword, and with blasting, and with mildew. And they shall pursue you until you perish.
Deu 28:23 And your heavens over your head shall be bronze, and the earth that is under you iron.
Deu 28:24 Jehovah shall make the rain of your land powder and dust. It shall come down from the heavens on you until you are destroyed.
Deu 28:25 Jehovah shall cause you to be stricken before your enemies. You shall go out one way against them, and flee seven ways before them. And you shall be a trembling to all the kingdoms of the earth.
Deu 28:26 And your body shall be food to all birds of the air, and to the beasts of the earth. And no man shall frighten them away.
The end of irrigated horticulture on the lower Darling River will cost the citrus industry decades of technical expertise, according to the country’s largest citrus exporter.
Fruit growers on the lower Darling have begun turning off the water to their permanent plantings — killing their trees — as they harvest what will be the final citrus crop grown in the valley.
“That’s the end of the business. It’s as simple as that,” Alan Whyte of Jamesville Station said.
Deu 28:37 And you shall become an astonishment, a proverb, and a by-word among all nations where Jehovah shall lead you.
Deu 28:38 You shall carry much seed out into the field, and shall gather little in, for the locust shall eat it.
Deu 28:39 You shall plant vineyards and dress them, but shall neither drink the wine nor gather, for the worm shall eat them.
Deu 28:40 You shall have olive trees throughout all your coasts, but you shall not anoint with the oil, for your olive shall drop off its fruit.
June 26, 2019.
Sept 15, 2019.
Sept 16, 2019
Sept 25, 2019
Sept 29, 2019.
Jer 7:12 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. And now, because you have done all these works, says Jehovah, and I spoke to you, rising up early and speaking, but you did not hear; and I called you, but you did not answer; therefore I will do to this house, which is called by My name, in which you trust, and to the place which I gave to you and to your fathers, as I have done to Shiloh. And I will cast you out of My sight, as I have cast out all your brothers, the whole seed of Ephraim. Therefore do not pray for this people, nor lift up cry nor prayer for them, nor make intercession to Me; for I will not hear you.
Jer 11:10 They have turned back to the iniquities of their forefathers, who refused to hear My Words. And they went after other gods to serve them. The house of Israel and the house of Judah have broken My covenant which I made with their fathers. So Jehovah says this: Behold, I will bring evil on them, which they shall not be able to escape; and though they shall cry to Me, I will not listen to them. Then shall the cities of Judah and the people of Jerusalem go and cry to the gods to whom they offer incense. But they shall not save them at all in the time of their trouble. For according to the number of your cities were your gods, O Judah. And according to the number of the streets of Jerusalem you have set up altars to that shameful thing, altars to burn incense to Baal. And you, do not pray for this people, nor lift up a cry or prayer for them. For I will not hear them in the time they cry to Me for their trouble.
Prov 1:22 How long will you love simplicity, simple ones? And will scorners delight in their scorning? And will fools hate knowledge? Turn at my warning; behold, I will pour out my Spirit to you; I will make my words known to you. Because I called, and you refused; I stretched out my hand, and no one paid attention; but you have despised all my advice, and would have none of my warning. I also will laugh at your trouble; I will mock when your fear comes; when your fear comes as a wasting away, and your ruin comes like a tempest when trouble and pain come upon you. Then they shall call upon me, and I will not answer; they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me; instead they hated knowledge and did not choose the fear of Jehovah. They would have none of my counsel; they despised all my correction, and they shall eat the fruit of their own way, and be filled with their own desires. For the turning away of the simple kills them, and the ease of fools destroys them. But whoever listens to me shall dwell safely, and shall be quiet from fear of evil.
I know that sounds very hard on those in Australia, but it no harder a message than saying the same thing to those in the USA after they are hit by wildfires or hurricanes and floods. It is no harder than the many atrocities that happen around the world and yet none of these people return to Yehovah nor do any of them plan to keep the Holy Days of Sabbatical years let alone keeping the weekly Sabbath.
They can repent but they will not and so they are going to reap the curses that are being sent. And yes, it is heartbreaking to see and watch. But Yehovah warns you not to pray for them. Pray they repent if anything at all.[/vc_column_text][dt_fancy_title title=”How Do we Keep The Holy Days Holy?” title_size=”h3″ title_color=”accent” separator_style=”double” separator_color=”accent”][vc_column_text]I recieved the following email from one of our readers.
hello thank you for getting back to me, I’m sorry it’s taking me so long to get back to you. Could you please help me your site has been very helpful regarding the exact date of the 2019 holy days. My wife and I are trying to execute the holy days what is close to the scriptures we possibly cat I was wondering if you had a very simple very easy to understand calendar for the upcoming 2020 holy days. In addition to that we were you more than happy pay money for a book that explains and very simple very easy to understand terms just what we’re supposed to do on each holy day were aware of the Feast of trumpets in the blowing of the shofar so for instance what were some of the biblical sayings. On Passover. What were some of the things done on unleavened bread. What were some of the things done on the 8th day. And I have those things still done today and are they valid I Am Not a new Christian I’ve been walking with the Lord for 24 years however my wife is brand new brand new and I teach her. we first heard about you you’re a friend of ours and we’ve been hooked on your page ever since. thank you if you can get back to me before the spring 2020 holy days that would be great I understand last time I messaged you I took you a little while and we understand that you’re busy God bless you and God bless your family and thank you for your website Matt and Samantha Peterson
Each of the Holy Days are partially explained to you in Lev 23
Feasts of the Lord
Lev 23:1 And Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying,
Lev 23:2 Speak to the sons of Israel and say to them, The feasts of Jehovah, which you shall proclaim, holy convocations, even these are My appointed feasts.
Lev 23:3 Six days shall work be done, but the seventh day isthe sabbath of rest, a holy convocation. You shall not do any work. It is a sabbath to Jehovah in all your dwellings.
Lev 23:4 These are the appointed feasts of Jehovah, holy convocations which you shall proclaim in their appointed seasons.
Lev 23:5 In the fourteenth day of the first month, between the evenings, is Jehovah’s Passover,
Lev 23:6 and on the fifteenth day of the same month is the Feast of Unleavened Bread to Jehovah. You must eat unleavened bread seven days.
Lev 23:7 On the first day you shall have a holy convocation. You shall do no work of labor,
Lev 23:8 but you shall offer a fire offering to Jehovah seven days. In the seventh day is a holy convocation. You shall do no work of labor.
The Feast of Firstfruits
Lev 23:9 And Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying,
Lev 23:10 Speak to the sons of Israel and say to them, When you have come into the land which I give to you, and shall reap the harvest of it, then you shall bring a sheaf of the firstfruits of your harvest to the priest.
Lev 23:11 And he shall wave the sheaf before Jehovah to be received for you. On the next day after the sabbath the priest shall wave it.
Lev 23:12 And you shall offer that day when you wave the sheaf, a male lamb without blemish of the first year for a burnt offering to Jehovah.
Lev 23:13 And its food offering shall be two-tenths part of fine flour mixed with oil, a fire offering to Jehovah for a sweet savor. And the drink offering of it shall be of wine, the fourth part of a hin.
Lev 23:14 And you shall eat neither bread, nor parched grain, nor green ears, until the same day, until you have brought an offering to your God. It shall be a statute forever throughout your generations in all your dwellings.
The Feast of Weeks
Lev 23:15 And you shall count to you from the next day after the sabbath, from the day that you brought the sheaf of the wave offering; seven sabbaths shall be complete.
Lev 23:16 To the next day after the seventh sabbath you shall number fifty days. And you shall offer a new food offering to Jehovah.
Lev 23:17 You shall bring out of your homes two wave loaves of two-tenth parts. They shall be of fine flour. They shall be baked with leaven, firstfruits to Jehovah.
Lev 23:18 And you shall offer with the bread seven lambs without blemish of the first year, and one young bull, and two rams. They shall be for a burnt offering to Jehovah, with their food offering, and their drink offerings, a fire offering of sweet savor to Jehovah.
Lev 23:19 Then you shall sacrifice one he-goat for a sin offering, and two lambs of the first year for a sacrifice of peace offerings.
Lev 23:20 And the priest shall wave them with the bread of the firstfruits, a wave offering before Jehovah, with the two lambs. They shall be holy to Jehovah for the priest.
Lev 23:21 And you shall proclaim on the same day that it may be a holy convocation to you. You shall do no work of labor. It shall be a statute forever in all your dwellings throughout your generations.
Lev 23:22 And when you reap the harvest of your land, you shall not completely reap the corner of your field. When you reap the gleaning of your harvest, you shall not gather. You shall leave them to the poor and to the stranger. I amJehovah your God.
The Feast of Trumpets
Lev 23:23 And Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying,
Lev 23:24 Speak to the sons of Israel saying: In the seventh month, in the first day of the month, you shall have a sabbath, a memorial summons, a holy convocation.
Lev 23:25 You shall do no work of labor but you shall offer a fire offering to Jehovah.
The Day of Atonement
Lev 23:26 And Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying,
Lev 23:27 Also, on the tenth of this seventh month, this is a day of atonement. It shall be a holy convocation to you. And you shall afflict your souls and offer a fire offering to Jehovah.
Lev 23:28 And you shall do no work in that same day, for it isa day of atonement, in order to make an atonement for you before Jehovah your God.
Lev 23:29 For any soul who is not humbled in that same day, he shall be cut off from among his people.
Lev 23:30 And any soul who does any work in that same day, the same soul will I destroy from among his people.
Lev 23:31 You shall do no kind of work. It shall be a statute forever throughout your generations in all your dwellings.
Lev 23:32 It shall be to you a sabbath of rest, and you shall humble your souls. In the ninth of the month at evening, from evening to evening, you shall keep your sabbath.
The Feast of Booths
Lev 23:33 And Jehovah spoke to Moses saying,
Lev 23:34 Speak to the sons of Israel, saying, The fifteenth day of this seventh month shall be the Feast of Tabernacles for seven days to Jehovah.
Lev 23:35 On the first day shall be a holy convocation. You shall do no work of labor.
Lev 23:36 Seven days you shall offer a fire offering to Jehovah. On the eighth day shall be a holy convocation to you. And you shall offer a fire offering to Jehovah. It is a solemn assembly. And you shall do no work of labor.
Lev 23:37 These are the feasts of Jehovah which you shall proclaim to be holy convocations, to offer a fire offering to Jehovah, a burnt offering and a food offering, a sacrifice, and drink offerings, everything on its day;
Lev 23:38 besides the sabbath of Jehovah, and besides your gifts, and besides all your vows, and besides all your free-will offerings which you give to Jehovah.
Lev 23:39 Also in the fifteenth day of the seventh month, when you have gathered in the fruit of the land, you shall keep a feast to Jehovah seven days. On the first day shall be a sabbath, and on the eighth day shall be a sabbath.
Lev 23:40 And you shall take the fruit of majestic trees for yourselves on the first day, branches of palm trees, and the boughs of thick trees, and willows of the valley. And you shall rejoice before Jehovah your God seven days.
Lev 23:41 And you shall keep it a feast to Jehovah seven days in the year. It shall be a statute forever in your generations. You shall keep it in the seventh month.
Lev 23:42 You shall live in booths seven days. All that are born Israelites shall live in booths,
Lev 23:43 so that your generations may know that I made the sons of Israel live in booths when I brought them out of the land of Egypt. I am Jehovah your God.
Lev 23:44 And Moses declared the feasts of Jehovah to the sons of Israel.
You have now been shown the Sabbath and the Holy Days and what they are for sort of. But the question is how do we keep them? What do we do on them?
We have a link which has teachings about each Holy Day. You can read them in the days and weeks leading up to each Holy Day to understand it fully.
Then if you have no group to attend with you can stay home and study there with your family. Remember what the people of ISrael did when Moses went to meet with Yehovah?
The Tent of Meeting
Exo 33:7 And Moses took the tabernacle and pitched it outside the camp, afar off from the camp, and called it the tabernacle of the congregation. And it happened, everyone who sought Jehovah went out to the tabernacle of the congregation, which was outside the camp.
Exo 33:8 And it happened as Moses went out to the tabernacle, all the people rose up, and each man stood athis tent door and looked after Moses until he had gone into the tabernacle.
Exo 33:9 And it happened as Moses went into the tabernacle, the cloudy pillar descended and stood at the door of the tabernacle, and Jehovah spoke with Moses.
Exo 33:10 And all the people saw the cloudy pillar stand atthe tabernacle door. And all the people rose up and worshiped, each man in his tent door.
Exo 33:11 And Jehovah would speak to Moses face to face, as a man speaks to his friend. And he turned again to the camp. But his servant, Joshua the son of Nun, a young man, did not leave the middle of the tabernacle.
When Israel went out to look for food on the Sabbath they were told to stay in your tents and Keep the Sabbath Holy.
Exo 16:24 And they laid it up until the morning, as Moses said. And it did not stink, neither was there any worm in it.
Exo 16:25 And Moses said, Eat that today. For today is a sabbath to Jehovah. Today you shall not find it in the field.
Exo 16:26 Six days you shall gather it, but on the seventh day, the sabbath, in it there shall be none.
Exo 16:27 And it happened some of the people went out on the seventh day in order to gather. And they did not find any.
Exo 16:28 And Jehovah said to Moses, How long do you refuse to keep My commandments and My Laws?
Exo 16:29 See, because Jehovah has given you the sabbath, therefore He gives you the bread of two days on the sixth day. Each one stay in his place. Let not any one go out of his place on the seventh day.
Yes in the book of Hebrews we are told to assemble.
Heb 10:23 Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering (for He is faithful who promised),
Heb 10:24 and let us consider one another to provoke to love and to good works,
Heb 10:25 not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching.
There are many you find themselves in circumstances that are caused by poor planning and wrong choices. Then things compound themselves and they begin to compromise the Sabbath and no longer are keeping it Holy? It just kind of happens, and you only notice it when it’s already too late.
Failing to plan for the Sabbath or the Holy Days is planning to fail or compromise on them.
Remember the Sabbath
Yes, what they did was sin, they did not “remember” the Sabbath and did not set it apart as a result of not “remembering.”
Yehovah commanded us to remember the Sabbath, to keep it holy (set apart.)
Exo 20:8 Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.
Exo 20:9 Six days you shall labor and do all your work.
Exo 20:10 But the seventh day is the Sabbath of Jehovah your God. You shall not do any work, you, nor your son, nor your daughter, your manservant, nor your maidservant, nor your cattle, nor your stranger within your gates.
Exo 20:11 For in six days Jehovah made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day. Therefore Jehovah blessed the Sabbath day, and sanctified it.
Exo 31:12 And Jehovah spoke to Moses saying,
Exo 31:13 Speak also to the sons of Israel, saying, Truly you shall keep My sabbaths. For it is a sign between Me and you throughout your generations, to know that I amJehovah who sanctifies you.
Exo 31:14 You shall keep the Sabbath therefore, for it is holy to you. Everyone that defiles it shall surely be put to death. For whoever does any work in it, that soul shall be cut off from among his people.
Exo 31:15 Six days may work be done, but on the seventh isthe sabbath of rest, holy to Jehovah. Whoever does anywork in the Sabbath day, he shall surely be put to death.
Exo 31:16 Therefore the sons of Israel shall keep the Sabbath, to observe the Sabbath throughout their generations, for an everlasting covenant.
Exo 31:17 It is a sign between Me and the sons of Israel forever. For in six days Jehovah made the heavens and the earth, and on the seventh day He rested, and was refreshed.
Exo 31:18 And He gave to Moses, when He had made an end of speaking with him upon Mount Sinai, two tablets of the testimony, tablets of stone, written by the finger of God.
Remember the Sabbath was made for you.
Mar 2:27 And He said to them, The sabbath came into being for man’s sake, and not man for the sabbath’s sake.
Mar 2:28 Therefore the Son of Man is also Lord of the sabbath.
You are not to have other people work for you. Not those who pump your gas or those you pay for pumping it yourself. You are not to hire others to serve you food by eating out on the Sabbath denying them the opportunity to keep the Sabbath themselves because their boss demanded they work on the Sabbath to serve people like you. My boss and the guys at work are asking each week now why I am not working on Saturdays like they are. Every time it leads me to explain why I keep Saturday as my day of rest and not Sunday. When they protest I ask them to quote me the scripture that says we are to keep Sunday. I then ask them what day Jesus rose to heaven. They say on the first day of the week and I say Easter Sunday, right? and they agree. Then they see that Saturday is the 7th day and Sunday is the first day. Hmmm.
You are not to employ pilots and airport security checks and luggage people to work on the Sabbath just so you can get to the Feast somewhere or back from the Feast. How hypocritical you are when you are supposed to be setting the example and yet you are forcing others to work for you on the Sabbath day. Let the servants rest and keep the Sabbath too. If everyone were to do this then there would be no one needed to work.
It is Yehovah’s Mark on you. His sign between you and Him that you belong to Him and reminds Him to protect you for obeying Him as His covenant says.
Exodus 23:12 For six days you are to do your work, but on the seventh day you must cease, so that your ox and your donkey may rest, and the son of your maidservant may be refreshed, as well as the foreign resident.
Deuteronomy 5:12 Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy, as the LORD your God has commanded you.
Deuteronomy 5:14 but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the LORD your God, on which you must not do any work–neither you, nor your son or daughter, nor your manservant or maidservant, nor your ox or donkey or any of your livestock, nor the foreigner within your gates, so that your manservant and maidservant may rest as you do.
What does it actually mean to remember the Sabbath? The Hebrew word “zakar” is translated as remember.
2349 (qal) remember, i.e., to recall information or events (2Ki 9:25); (nif) remembered (Eze 33:13); 2. LN 29.16–29.18 (qal) remember, i.e., to recall information or events, with a focus on responding in an appropriate manner (Ex 6:5); (qal pass.) be remembered (Ps 103:14), see also 2345; (nif) remembered, invoked (Hos 2:19); (hif) mention, remind, cause to remember (Ge 40:14); 3. LN 33.218–33.223 (hif) proclaim, tell, i.e., assert truths about one, as one speaks publicly, implying that this information has been known before (Jer 4:16)29
When I read this verse now, after looking at the meaning of the word, it has new meaning to me. We are to remember the Sabbath in everything we do, even during the week, and plan accordingly. “Remember with a focus on responding in an appropriate manner. “ For, if we don’t plan, we end up compromising and breaking Yehovah’s commandment by not setting this day apart. Or setting the Holy Days apart and planning for them.
Maybe Yehovah specifically commanded us to remember the Sabbath because He knows how easily we “forget.” Even after having kept the Sabbath for so many years, we forget. Yehovah tests each of us to see if we are diligent in remembering the gift He has set apart for us.
We must also plan and remember to plan for each of the Holy Days weeks and months in advance.
In 2020 we fully expect a 13th month to be added this year making Passover on the 15th of the first month April 9, 2020 beginning the night before. From here you can count out each of the Holy Days. We will also have them on our Feast Dates link at sightedmoon.com
The Radical Left
America, Britain and Israel: Seeing the Hope in Dysfunction
BY BRAD MACDONALD • SEPTEMBER 26
It has been another huge week for the United States, Britain and the State of Israel. U.S. President Donald Trump drew closer than ever to being impeached, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson received a crushing blow from Britain’s Supreme Court, and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was given the first shot at forming a new government.
Each of these developments by themselves is a major story. But I want to take a panoramic view and consider all three together. It is remarkable that America, Britain and Israel are all experiencing extraordinary events simultaneously, and that all three are struggling with exactly the same crises. How do you explain this?
First, let’s try and capture the magnitude of what we are witnessing. It is an understatement to say that these countries are in extreme political crisis. The term “crisis” suggests a momentary or passing event; it implies an eventual return to normalcy. But normal has been irreparably broken. The problems plaguing these nations are now institutional. They are so deeply rooted that they are incurable, at least by man. They are terminal.
The crises these nations face essentially revolve around law and government. Some think the problems lay solely with the leaders of these nations. They believe that if Donald Trump, Boris Johnson and Benjamin Netanyahu were vanquished, the problems would go away. This is superficial thinking. The controversy that surrounds these men is a function of a much deeper problem.
America, Britain and Israel are experiencing an acute and highly destructive identity crisis. Think about some of the issues plaguing these nations. In America, immigration, gun control and the role of the government are some of the primary issues. In Britain, it is Brexit. In Israel, it is the Palestinian issue and the role of religion in society. With each issue, there is a fundamental conflict between the past and the present, between tradition and progressivism, and in many instances, between established law and morality and reformist ideologies and practices.
This assault on tradition is led by the radical left, which today brandishes unprecedented power and influence in all three nations. It dictates the news cycles, blaring its message via powerful media networks like cnn, bbc and Israel’s Channel 12, and in culture-shaping newspapers such as the New York Times, the Guardian and Haaretz. Culturally, radical-leftist views on marriage, family, sex, race and gender are now deeply interwoven into the muscles and sinews of society.
Politically, socialist politicians and ideologies dominate the political left, especially in America and Britain. The Democratic Party in America has been hijacked by radicals like Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. In Britain, Jeremy Corbyn, John McDonnell and Diane Abbot—top leaders in the Labour Party, the United Kingdom’s second-largest party—are hardcore socialists (many would even call them Communists).
In America and Britain, especially, the radical left controls key institutions, such as education and health care. In all three nations, the radical left has hijacked, to varying degrees, the justice and legislative systems. (Donald Trump has had some success bringing these to heel.)
This truth was made plain in Britain on Tuesday, when 11 un-elected, activist judges determined that Prime Minister Johnson’s proroguing of Parliament was unlawful, overruling even the Queen. This historic decision by the court was a scandalous attack on Britain’s unwritten constitution. “This is a seismic constitutional shift in the United Kingdom, if not an un-glorious revolution,” wrote Adrian Hilton. “What we have seen emerge via this judgment is a borderline tyrannical layer in British politics,” wrote Spiked editor Brendan O’Neil. (For more detailed information on this historic occurrence, read Richard Palmer’s article on this subject.)
In Israel, a similar tension exists between the government and the judicial system, which has been accused of operating like a “deep state” to undermine government policy. Many in Israel, including Caroline Glick and Prof. Alan Dershowitz, have questioned the dubious nature of the indictments made by Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit against Prime Minister Netanyahu.
All of these developments expose the fact that the radical left’s hatred is not confined to Mr. Trump, Mr. Johnson and Mr. Netanyahu; the radical left has a fanatic hatred of the core traditions, institutions and beliefs of these nations. It hates America and Britain’s Judeo-Christian heritage. In Israel, it despises its Zionist and Jewish roots. The radical left hates Trump, Johnson and Netanyahu because these men embody and embrace these traditions.
America’s radical left wants to dismantle the defining pillars of the nation, most especially the Constitution. It rejects the belief that the nation is exceptional and says America was founded on racism. It despises religion, religious freedom and traditional morality; it hates America’s forefathers and the nation’s traditions. It hates the rule of law. And it detests Donald Trump because he loves and defends, to varying degrees, many of the national characteristics and institutions they so passionately hate.
In Britain, the radical left hates the thought of leaving the European Union. Many of these “little Englanders,” as Winston Churchill would have called them, despise the British Empire and all that it did for humanity. They are repulsed by Britain’s colonial history and by British tradition and institutions, such as the monarchy, the Anglican Church and Parliament. The radical left hates Boris Johnson because he appears to want to execute the will of the majority of the British public and leave the EU. Mr. Johnson believes in Britain, and this drives the radical left mad.
In Israel, the radical left believes the modern State of Israel was created in sin and is abusing its power over Palestinians (and others). It seeks peace through negotiation and compromise, even though the Palestinians routinely declare that they have no interest in negotiation or compromise. The radical left hates Benjamin Netanyahu because he is a symbol of a strong, independent nation that is proud of both its ancient and modern history.
This is not to suggest Donald Trump, Boris Johnson and Benjamin Netanyahu, nor the political parties or ideologies they champion, are perfect. These men and their politics are not even close to ideal. But the radical left has a special hatred for tradition, for conservative morality and beliefs, and for the rule of law.
These are deeply disturbing trends that we at the Trumpet have been watching for years. In his free booklet Great Again, Trumpet editor in chief Flurry writes, “Do you have a favorable view of the Founding Fathers, the Constitution, separation of powers, rule of law, Manifest Destiny, freedom of religion, freedom of speech, free-market economy, and America’s role in World Wars i and ii? If you do, then surely you are deeply alarmed by the state of America today. All of these pillars of American history and identity are being vilified and destroyed.” The same is happening in Britain and Israel.
America, Britain and Israel do, in fact, all have a powerful, violent radical-left deep state. These people are lawless. They have no respect for custom or convention, or justice and due process. They very often have no time for facts or evidence. Think again: What does it mean that America, britain and Israel all have a deadly deep state?
One of the Trumpet’s pillar tenets is the belief that America, Britain and Israel are the end-time descendants of Jacob’s sons Joseph and Judah. We teach that America and Britain are the direct descendants of Joseph’s sons Ephraim and Manasseh, and that the State of Israel is descended from Judah, Joseph’s brother. This teaching is easily proved in the Bible and in secular history. (For a detailed explanation, request a free copy of The United States and Britain in Prophecy, by Herbert W. Armstrong.)
More than ever, the biblical identity of these nations is also proved by current events. It is not coincidence that these three nations are all cursed with a lawless deep state!
America, Britain and Israel all have a long and special history with God. This history stretches across 3,500 years and began with the patriarch Abraham. But these nations have forgotten that history and are rejecting the truth and knowledge given to them by God. This is one reason why they are simultaneously experiencing the same problems. They are experiencing the consequences of rejecting God!
Consider the prophecy in Hosea 5:5: “And the pride of Israel doth testify to his face: therefore shall Israel and Ephraim fall in their iniquity; Judah also shall fall with them.” This is an end-time prophecy about the fall of America, Britain and Israel—it says specifically that they will all fall generally at the same time.
But there is even more going on here than a hate-filled radical left trying to destroy their nations. The Bible says that a powerful spirit force is influencing their actions. In his booklets America Under Attack and Great Again, Mr. Flurry explains a prophecy in Revelation 12 that says Satan the devil has been cast down to this Earth and is attacking these three nations. The fact that these nations have a history with God makes them a primary target of the devil.
Notice what Mr. Flurry writes in America Under Attack: “When Satan was cast down, he immediately went after spiritual Israel [God’s Church]. That was his first target. But he didn’t stop there. After that, he directed his attack against physical Israel. Who is that? Specifically, it is three of the modern nations that descended from the biblical nation of Israel—chiefly the United States, Britain and the Jewish state. … This is a big goal of the devil and his demons: They are out to bring Israel down, whether spiritual or physical Israel. What happened in that church shows you something of a blueprint for what Satan began to do in these nations.”
Look at the blind, unrestrained, entirely irrational rage of the radical left—that is the mind of Satan the devil.
This is a hard message to hear. And it might sound peculiar, especially if you haven’t studied into these prophecies. These are peculiar times! But before you discard this message, I encourage you to study Great Again and America Under Attack. Only the Bible can explain what is happening in the world.
When you step back and consider what is happening in America, Britain and Israel with an open mind, you see tremendous opportunity and hope. The fact that these countries are experiencing almost exactly the same trends proves the biblical teaching that these three nations are related and that they have a special history with God. Events unfolding in these nations prove Bible prophecy and prove the veracity of the Bible. The fulfillment of Bible prophecy proves God is real.
How wonderful is that? The events unfolding in America, Britain and the Jewish state will lead you to salvation—even if right now you aren’t certain God exists, or if the Bible is His Word.
The Noahide Laws and How They Began
I have been hearing lately about the Noahide Laws and about those who are keeping them. I have also recently heard about the Sanhedrin invited the 70 Nations to A Noahide Conference in Jerusalem Sept 26, 2019, and where they sacrificed a Goat and burnt it on an altar Thursday, Sept 26, 2019.
I want to look at this subject this week. I want to examine it in light of the scriptures and learn if we are to do these 7 laws or not. Or is this just the newest wave of religion that seeks to control another generation of mankind under its form of a religious yoke.
There have been annual conferences of Noahides in Jerusalem in 2016, 2017, 2018 and this year in 2019.
Let us first do some history to learn when this began and I am now going to quote Wikipedia. In my research, I see the 7 laws are worded differently depending on which group is stating them. This is different from the Ten Commandments which are universally known and stated the same everywhere.
Seven Laws of Noah
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The rainbow is the unofficial symbol of Noahidism, recalling the Genesis flood narrative in which a rainbow appears to Noah after the Great Flood, indicating that God would not flood the planet and destroy all life again.
The Seven Laws of Noah (Hebrew: ??? ????? ??? ?? Sheva Mitzvot B’nei Noach), also referred to as the Noahide Laws or the Noachide Laws (from the Hebrew pronunciation of “Noah”), are a set of imperatives which, according to the Talmud, were given by God as a binding set of laws for the “children of Noah” – that is, all of humanity.
According to Jewish tradition, non-Jews who adhere to these laws because they were given by Moses are said to be followers of Noahidism and regarded as righteous gentiles, who are assured of a place in Olam Haba (???? ???, the world to come), the final reward of the righteous.
The Seven Laws of Noah include prohibitions against worshipping idols, cursing God, murder, adultery and sexual immorality, theft, eating flesh torn from a living animal, as well as the obligation to establish courts of justice.
The Seven Laws
The seven Noahide laws as traditionally enumerated are the following:
- Not to worship idols.
- Not to curse God.
- To establish courts of justice.
- Not to commit murder.
- Not to commit adultery, bestiality, or sexual immorality.
- Not to steal.
- Not to eat flesh torn from a living animal.
According to the Talmud, the rabbis agree that the seven laws were given to the sons of Noah. However, they disagree on precisely which laws were given to Adam and Eve. Six of the seven laws are exegetic-ally derived from passages in Genesis, with the seventh being the establishing of courts.
The earliest complete rabbinic version of the seven laws can be found in the Tosefta:
Seven commandments were commanded of the sons of Noah:concerning adjudication (dinim)
concerning idolatry (avodah zarah)
concerning blasphemy (qilelat ha-shem)
concerning sexual immorality (gilui arayot)
concerning blood-shed (shefikhut damim)
concerning robbery (ha-gezel)
concerning a limb torn from a living animal (eber min ha-hayy)
According to the Genesis flood narrative, a deluge covered the whole world, killing every surface-dwelling creature except Noah, his wife, his sons and their wives, and the animals taken aboard Noah’s Ark. According to this, all modern humans are descendants of Noah, thus the name Noahide Laws is referred to the laws that apply to all of humanity. After the flood, God sealed a covenant with Noah with the following admonitions (Genesis 9):
Flesh of a living animal: “However, flesh with its life-blood [in it], you shall not eat.” (9:4)
Murder and courts: “Furthermore, I will demand your blood, for [the taking of] your lives, I shall demand it [even] from any wild animal. From man too, I will demand of each person’s brother the blood of man. He who spills the blood of man, by man his blood shall be spilt; for in the image of God He made man.” (9:5–6)
Book of Jubilees
The Book of Jubilees, generally dated to the 2nd century BCE, may include an early reference to Noahide Law at verses 7:20–28:
And in the twenty-eighth jubilee Noah began to enjoin upon his sons’ sons the ordinances and commandments, and all the judgments that he knew, and he exhorted his sons to observe righteousness, and to cover the shame of their flesh, and to bless their Creator, and honour father and mother, and love their neighbour, and guard their souls from fornication and uncleanness and all iniquity. For owing to these three things came the flood upon the earth … For whoso sheddeth man’s blood, and whoso eateth the blood of any flesh, shall all be destroyed from the earth.
Main articles: Council of Jerusalem and Acts 15
The Jewish Encyclopedia article on Saul of Tarsus states:
According to Acts, Paul began working along the traditional Jewish line of proselytizing in the various synagogues where the proselytes of the gate [e.g., Exodus 20:9] and the Jews met; and only because he failed to win the Jews to his views, encountering strong opposition and persecution from them, did he turn to the Gentile world after he had agreed at a convention with the apostles at Jerusalem to admit the Gentiles into the Church only as proselytes of the gate, that is, after their acceptance of the Noachian laws (Acts 15:1–31)”.
The article “New Testament” states:
For great as was the success of Barnabas and Paul in the heathen world, the authorities in Jerusalem insisted upon circumcision as the condition of admission of members into the church, until, on the initiative of Peter, and of James, the head of the Jerusalem church, it was agreed that acceptance of the Noachian Laws—namely, regarding avoidance of idolatry, fornication, and the eating of flesh cut from a living animal—should be demanded of the heathen desirous of entering the Church.
David Novak presents a range of theories regarding the origin of the Noachide laws, including the Bible, Hittite law, the Maccabean period, and the Roman period.
According to the Talmud, the Noahide Laws apply to all humanity. In Judaism, ??? ?? B’nei Noah (Hebrew, “Descendants of Noah”, “Children of Noah”) refers to all of humankind. The Talmud also states: “Righteous people of all nations have a share in the world to come”. Any non-Jew who lives according to these laws is regarded as one of “the righteous among the gentiles”.
The rabbis agree that the seven laws were given to the sons of Noah. However, they disagree on precisely which laws were given to Adam and Eve. Six of the seven laws are exegetically derived from passages in Genesis. The Talmud adds extra laws beyond the seven listed in the Tosefta which are attributed to different rabbis, such as the grafting of trees and sorcery among others,:30–31 Ulla going so far as to make a list of 30 laws. The Talmud expands the scope of the seven laws to cover about 100 of the 613 mitzvoth.:18
Main article: Capital and corporal punishment in Judaism
In practice Jewish law makes it very difficult to apply the death penalty. No record exists of a gentile having been put to death for violating the seven laws. Some of the categories of capital punishment recorded in the Talmud are recorded as having never been carried out. It is thought that the rabbis included discussion of them in anticipation of the coming messianic age.
The Talmud lists the punishment for blaspheming the Ineffable Name of God as death. The sons of Noah are to be executed by decapitation for most crimes, considered one of the lightest capital punishments, by stoning if he has intercourse with a Jewish betrothed woman, or by strangulation if the Jewish woman has completed the marriage ceremonies, but had not yet consummated the marriage.In Jewish law the only form of blasphemy which is punishable by death is blaspheming the Ineffable Name (Leviticus 24:16). Some Talmudic rabbis held that only those offences for which a Jew would be executed, are forbidden to gentiles. The Talmudic rabbis discuss which offences and sub-offences are capital offences and which are merely forbidden.
I want to point out to you all that when we call upon the name of Yehovah and pronounce His name, according to the Noahide Laws, we are blaspheming the name of G-d and we are to be punished by death for doing so. Decapitation.
Maimonides states that anyone who does not accept the seven laws is to be executed, as God compelled the world to follow these laws. However, for the other prohibitions such as the grafting of trees and bestiality he holds that the sons of Noah are not to be executed. Maimonides adds a universalism lacking from earlier Jewish sources.:18 The Talmud differs from Maimonides in that it considers the seven laws enforceable by Jewish authorities on non-Jews living within a Jewish nation.:18 Nahmanides disagrees with Maimonides’ reasoning. He limits the obligation of enforcing the seven laws to non-Jewish authorities taking the matter out of Jewish hands. The Tosafot seems to agree with Nahmanides reasoning.:39 According to some opinions, punishment is the same whether the individual transgresses with knowledge of the law or is ignorant of the law.
Various rabbinic sources have different positions on the way the seven laws are to be subdivided in categories. Maimonides’, in his Mishneh Torah, included the grafting of trees. Like the Talmud, he interpreted the prohibition against homicide as including a prohibition against abortion. David ben Solomon ibn Abi Zimra, a commentator on Maimonides, expressed surprise that he left out castration and sorcery which were also listed in the Talmud.
The Talmudist Ulla said that here are 30 laws which the sons of Noah took upon themselves. However he only lists three, namely the three that the Gentiles follow: not to create a Ketubah between males, not to sell carrion or human flesh in the market and to respect the Torah. The rest of the laws are not listed. Though the authorities seem to take it for granted that Ulla’s thirty commandments included the original seven, an additional thirty laws is also possible from the reading. Two different lists of the 30 laws exist. Both lists include an additional twenty-three mitzvot which are subdivisions or extensions of the seven laws. One from the 16th-century work Asarah Maamarot by Rabbi Menahem Azariah da Fano and a second from the 10th century Samuel ben Hofni which was recently published from his Judeo-Arabic writings after having been found in the Cairo Geniza. Rabbi Zvi Hirsch Chajes suggests Menahem Azariah of Fano enumerated commandments are not related to the first seven, nor based on Scripture, but instead were passed down by oral tradition.
Ger toshav (resident alien)
Main article: Ger toshav
In earlier times, a Gentile living in the Land of Israel who accepted the Seven Laws in front of a rabbinical court was known as a ger toshav (literally stranger/resident). The regulations regarding Jewish-Gentile relations are modified in the case of a ger toshav.
Historically, some rabbinic opinions consider non-Jews not only not obliged to adhere to all the remaining laws of the Torah, but actually forbidden to observe them.
Noahide law differs radically from Roman law for gentiles (Jus Gentium), if only because the latter was enforceable judicial policy. Rabbinic Judaism has never adjudicated any cases under Noahide law, Jewish scholars disagree about whether Noahide law is a functional part of Halakha (“Jewish law”).
Some modern views hold that penalties are a detail of the Noahide Laws and that Noahides themselves must determine the details of their own laws for themselves. According to this school of thought – see N. Rakover, Law and the Noahides (1998); M. Dallen, The Rainbow Covenant (2003) – the Noahide Laws offer mankind a set of absolute values and a framework for righteousness and justice, while the detailed laws that are currently on the books of the world’s states and nations are presumptively valid.
In recent years, the term “Noahide” has come to refer to non-Jews who strive to live in accord with the seven Noahide Laws; the terms “observant Noahide” or “Torah-centered Noahides” would be more precise but these are infrequently used. Support for the use of “Noahide” in this sense can be found with the Ritva, who uses the term Son of Noah to refer to a Gentile who keeps the seven laws, but is not a Ger Toshav. The rainbow, referring to the Noahide or First Covenant (Genesis 9), is the symbol of many organized Noahide groups, following Genesis 9:12–17.
To various modern theologians the Noahide laws represent the inclusive nature of Judaism because they affirm the equality of Jews and non-Jews. To other intellectuals these seven laws represent natural law which are accessible to all through intellect and do not require revelation. According to Robert Eisen the second stream of thought ignores how a non-Jew could access these laws without the Jewish revelations. To Eisen, these set of laws impose a Jewish understanding of morality upon non-Jews. To Eisen, the Noahide laws represent more of a barrier between Jews and non-Jews, because non-Jews are forbidden to observe Jewish laws.
The Jewish scholar Maimonides (12th century) held that Gentiles may have a part in the world to come just by observing Noahide law and accepting it as given by Moses. Such children of Noah become the status of Chasidei Umot HaOlam—Pious People of the World, and are different from children of Noah who only keep the seven laws out of moral/ethical reasoning alone. He writes in his book of laws:”
Anyone who accepts upon himself and carefully observes the Seven Commandments is of the Righteous of the Nations of the World and has a portion in the World to Come. This is as long as he accepts and performs them because (he truly believes that) it was the Holy One, Blessed Be He, Who commanded them in the Torah, and that it was through Moses our Teacher we were informed that the Sons of Noah had already been commanded to observe them. But if he observes them because he convinced himself, then he is not considered a Resident Convert and is not of the Righteous of the Nations of the World, but merely one of their wise.
Some later editions of the Mishneh Torah differ by one letter and read “Nor one of their wise men.” The later reading is narrower. Spinoza read Maimonides as using nor and accused him of being narrow and particularistic. Other philosophers such as Hermann Cohen and Moses Mendelssohn have used more inclusive interpretations of the passage by Maimonides.
In either reading, Maimonides appears to exclude philosophical Noahides from being Righteous Gentiles. Thus Maimonides emphasizes that a truly Righteous Gentile follows the seven laws because they are divinely revealed and thus are followed out of obedience to God. According to Steven Schwarzschild, this position has its source in Maimonides’ adoption of Aristotle’s skeptical attitude towards the ability of reason to arrive at moral truths, and “many of the most outstanding spokesmen of Judaism themselves dissented sharply from” this position, which is “individual and certainly somewhat eccentric” in comparison to other Jewish thinkers. Authorities who condition non-Jews’ World to Come on their actions, without mentioning Maimonides’ further condition, include Judah haNasi, Menachem Meiri, Joseph Albo, and Israel Lipschitz.
James the Just, whose judgment was adopted in the Apostolic Decree of Acts 15:20: “but we should write to them [Gentiles] to abstain only from things polluted by idols and from fornication and from whatever has been strangled and from blood.” (NRSV)
See also: Dual-covenant theology and Paul the Apostle and Judaism
The Apostolic Decree recorded in Acts 15 is commonly seen as a parallel to Noahide Law; however, some modern scholars dispute the connection between Acts 15 and Noahide Law, the content of Noahide Law, the historical reliability of the Acts of the Apostles, and the nature of biblical law in Christianity. The Apostolic Decree is still observed by Eastern Orthodoxy and includes some food restrictions.
The 18th-century rabbi Jacob Emden proposed that Jesus, and Paul after him, intended to convert the gentiles to the Noahide laws while calling on the Jews to keep the full Law of Moses.
I want you all to now go and read your own bible and read Acts 15 and get the whole story. Let me share the MKJV here with you and I want you to read the very last verse and understand. That they were to do these things as a minimal sign for joining the assembly and then when they came to synagogue each week they would learn more of the laws of Moses as they are taught each week.
Act 15:5 But some of those from the sect of the Pharisees, having believed, rose up, saying, It was necessary to circumcise them and to command them to keep the Law of Moses.
Act 15:6 And the apostles and elders were assembled to see about this matter.
Act 15:7 And after much disputing, Peter rose up and said to them, Men, brothers, you recognize that from ancient days God chose among us that through my mouth the nations should hear the Word of the gospel, and believe.
Act 15:8 And God, who knows the hearts, bore them witness, giving them the Holy Spirit even as to us.
Act 15:9 And He put no difference between us and them, purifying their hearts by faith.
Act 15:10 Now therefore why do you tempt God by putting a yoke on the neck of the disciples, a yoke which neither our fathers nor we were able to bear?
Act 15:11 But we believe that through the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ we shall be saved, according to which manner they also believed.
Act 15:12 And all the multitude kept silent and listened to Barnabas and Paul declaring what miracles and wonders God had worked among the nations through them.
Act 15:13 And after they were silent, James answered, saying, Men, brothers, listen to me.
Act 15:14 Even as Simon has declared how God at the first visited the nations to take out of them a people for His name.
Act 15:15 And the words of the Prophets agree to this; as it is written,
Act 15:16 “After this I will return and will build again the tabernacle of David which has fallen down; and I will build again its ruins, and I will set it up,
Act 15:17 so those men who are left might seek after the Lord, and all the nations on whom My name has been called, says the Lord, who does all these things.”
Act 15:18 All His works are known to God from eternity.
Act 15:19 Therefore my judgment is that we do not trouble those who have turned to God from among the nations,
Act 15:20 but that we write to them that they should abstain from pollutions of idols, and from fornication, and fromthings strangled, and from blood.
Act 15:21 For Moses from ages past has those in every city proclaiming him, being read in the synagogues every sabbath day.
Maimonides stated that God commanded Moses to compel the world to accept these seven commandments. In 1983 Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson urged his followers to actively engage in activities to inform non-Jews about these seven commandments, which had not been done in previous generations.
Sefer Sheva Mitzvot Hashem
After Rabbi Schneerson started his Noahide Campaign in the 1980s, a codification of the exact obligations of the Gentiles in the spirit of the classical Shulchan Aruch was needed. In 2005, Rabbi Moshe Weiner of Jerusalem accepted to produce an in-depth codification of the Noahide precepts. The work is called Sefer Sheva Mitzvot HaShem, (The Book of Seven Divine Commandments) published 2008/2009. As it was approved by both of the then presiding chief rabbis of Israel (Rabbi Shlomo Moshe Amar and Rabbi Yonah Metzger) as well as by other Hasidic and non-Hasidic halachic authorities, it can claim an authoritative character and is referred as a Shulchan Aruch for Gentiles at many places.
In 1987 President Ronald Reagan signed a proclamation speaking of “the historical tradition of ethical values and principles, which have been the bedrock of society from the dawn of civilization when they were known as the Seven Noahide Laws, transmitted through God to Moses on Mount Sinai”, and in 1991, Congress stated in the preamble to the 1991 bill that established Education Day in honor of the birthday of Menachem Mendel Schneerson, the leader of the Chabad movement:
Whereas Congress recognizes the historical tradition of ethical values and principles which are the basis of civilized society and upon which our great Nation was founded; Whereas these ethical values and principles have been the bedrock of society from the dawn of civilization, when they were known as the Seven Noahide Laws […]
In January 2004, Sheikh Mowafak Tarif, the spiritual leader of Israeli Druze, signed a declaration, which called on non-Jews living in Israel to observe the Noahide Laws. He was joined by the mayor of Shefa-‘Amr.
You should now understand that the Chabad movement are the current sect that is pushing the Noahide laws which were started by Rabbi Schneerson in 1983. But what does the Bible say about the Noahide Laws? Nothing! Actually, the Bible and the Torah contradict what these groups are trying to prescribe.
Lets now read the Torah and not rely on my views for this. You who are to judge angels must be able to judge this as well.
Exo 12:47 All the congregation of Israel shall keep it.
Exo 12:48 And when a stranger shall stay with you, and desires to keep the Passover to Jehovah, let all his males be circumcised, and then let him come near and keep it. And he shall be as one that is born in the land. And no uncircumcised person shall eat of it.
Exo 12:49 There shall be one law to the native, and to the visitor that stays among you.
Lev 24:22 One judgment shall be for you whether an alien or a native; for I am Jehovah your God.
Num 9:14 And if a stranger shall live among you, and prepares the Passover to Jehovah, he shall do according to the ordinance of the Passover, and according to its ordinance. You shall have one ordinance, both for the stranger and for him that was born in the land.
Num 15:14 And if a stranger stays with you, or whoever is among you in your generations, and will offer an offering made by fire of a sweet savor to Jehovah; as you do, so he shall do.
Num 15:15 One ordinance for you of the congregation and also for the stranger that resides with you, an ordinance forever in your generations. As you are, so the stranger shall be before Jehovah.
Num 15:16 One law and one way shall be for you and for the stranger that lives with you.
Num 15:27 And if one soul sins through ignorance, then he shall bring a female goat of the first year for a sin offering.
Num 15:28 And the priest shall make an atonement for the soul, when he sins through error before Jehovah, to make an atonement for him. And it shall be forgiven him.
Num 15:29 And you shall have one law for him who acts through ignorance; for him that is native among the sons of Israel and for the alien that resides among them.
Num 15:30 But the soul who acts with a high hand, whether of the native or of the alien, the same blasphemes Jehovah. And that soul shall be cut off from among his people.
Num 15:31 Because he has despised the Word of Jehovah and has broken His commandment, that soul shall be utterly cut off. His iniquity shall be upon him.
I do not know about you. But when I read these scriptures they are telling me there is one law for ISrael and the same law for the rest of the world. There is not one law for the Jews and another law for the Goy. But in Israel today there are two llegal systems in effect. One that places the Jews above the rest of the world. We will talk about this in a moment.
So I have a question for you. Why did Ruth not keep the Noachide laws? Why did she say to Naomi the following;
Rth 1:16 And Ruth said, Do not beg me to leave you, to return from following after you. For where you go, I will go. Where you stay, I will stay. Your people shall be my people, and your God my God.
Rth 1:17 Where you die, I will die, and there I will be buried. May Jehovah do so to me, and more also, if anything but death parts you and me.
She did not say she would keep just 7 of the laws. No Ruth said she would be as an Israelite and keep the laws of Yehovah.
Something else that was put on you and you may not have realized it. These are not Jewish laws. They never were. They are Yehovah’s laws for His Kingdom. Judah has been preserving these laws for the past 3000 years but they are not Jewish. They are the laws for all of Mankind from every nation.
Noahides Sacrifice a Goat on Mount of Olives
Breaking Israel News posted this article with videos on Thursday, Sept 26, 2019. Please read it and watch the videos.
You can also watch the video on youtube at this link.
On one of the many trips I have had the pleasure and great blessings to do, I did a joint Tour with Avi Ben Mordechai. And he had us booked in an orthodox Hotel during Sukkot. He wanted us to meet and be with the Orthodox Jews at this time and for them to see us. By us, I mean those Goy (Gentiles from the Nations) who were keeping Torah, the Sabbath, and the Feasts. This was in 2011 and 2012.
On the High Holy Days, the restaurants would have staff making the meals and setting them out to be served and then taking away the dirty dishes. the Staff was all made up of Arab Palestinians and foreigners. On the Holy Days in the hotel, I was asked a number of times to push the elevator button for the Jews who would jump in the elevator with me only after I entered. Avi told me what they were doing.
For the Orthodox is was a sin to light a fire on the Sabbath. Pushing a button on an elevator was causing a fire and against their halacha. So they would ask a Goy like me to push it for them. They were not sinning because I was the one who pushed the button. I was the one sinning in their eyes and they just took advantage of it. After a while, I would push not the floor they wanted and then jump out of the elevator on the wrong floor. There was many a time I would push the elevator and have the door open to have a Jewish person suddenly walk out who was waiting to get out but would not push the button themselves.
I mention this so that you can understand and see how they have no qualms about allowing a Goy to commit sin so they can do something they are not supposed to do on the Sabbath.
The Video you have just watch is another example of Jews taking advantage of Goys to do a sacrifice that they are not allowed to do.
In 2008 a certain Rabbi learned about me and sightedmoon.com and the number of subscribers I had on my list at that time. He began to court me and kept meeting with me each time I went to Israel. He also had a number of others that he promised citizenship to if they were to convert to Judaism under his guidance. Come under his authority.
On one of those meetings, I was introduced to a Noachide convert from Tennessee, who was trained specifically to do the sacrifice on the Temple Mount at Passover that year. The Police prevented this from taking place. But he talked to me at length about the Korban offering and why only the Goy could do it at this time. When I rejected the offers for citizenship, which required my removing the sightedmoon website and my belief in Yehshua, I then was attacked over and over by those who were in his circle. I even was threatened with death from them as they prayed for speedy departure from this earth.
It was this same group that would infiltrate and destroy the Feasts we had going on in Israel starting in 2010 and the following years as well as the School that was set up to learn Hebrew in Ariel. And they continue to reach in and intice brethren to join their association. They are now rooted in the Commonwealth of Israel group. The COI. But you had to adhere to the Noachide laws. Since this time I have met those who have done this very thing just so they can become citizens. They sell their soul to be able to have an Israeli passport.
When some posted the video above on facebook I had to speak up. I was so revolted at what they were doing thinking they were doing it to Yehovah. I compare it to a child sitting in a paddock making mud pies from cow dung and eating it, thinking they are doing cakes like Mommy does. It is totally disgusting. And yet these people doing it may be keeping the Sabbath and Holy Days according to the Hebrew Calendar and be able to speak a bit of Hebrew and they think they are righteous.
I wrote the following
It was a farce. Last time I was at the very place they performed this sacrifice the smell of urine and feces was overwhelming. They used charcoal and lots of charcoal lighter. A Bhutan lighter. The wood was from a used skid and there were a number of women and others adding wood and charcoal and walking up to “the most Holy Sacrifice “ to take a picture and selfies. The blood from the goat was collected in a used garbage recycling plastic bin.
A total and complete farce showing utter ignorance of the reverence that ought to be presented to Yehovah. It discussed me.
The fire was not hot enough to consume the goat and only burnt the fur. There was no video of what was done with the ashes. Nor with the holy stones of the altar. Probably pushed over the edge where others can urinate on it later.
I want you all to now consider the events of Lev 10:1
The Death of Nadab and Abihu
Lev 10:1 And Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, each took his censer and put fire in it, and put incense on it, and offered strange fire before Jehovah, which He had not commanded them.
Lev 10:2 And there went out fire from Jehovah and devoured them, and they died before Jehovah.
Lev 10:3 Then Moses said to Aaron, It is that which Jehovah spoke, saying, I will be sanctified in them that come near me, and before all the people I will be glorified. And Aaron held his peace.
Lev 10:4 And Moses called Mishael and Elzaphan, the sons of Uzziel, the uncle of Aaron, and said to them, Come near, carry your brothers from before the sanctuary out of the camp.
Lev 10:5 And they came near and carried them in their coats out of the camp, as Moses had said.
Lev 10:6 And Moses said to Aaron and to Eleazar and Ithamar his sons, Do not uncover your heads nor tear your clothes, lest you die, and lest He be angry on all the people. But let your brothers, the whole of Israel, mourn the burning which Jehovah has kindled.
Lev 10:7 And you shall not go out of the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, lest you die. For the anointing oil of Jehovah is on you. And they did according to the word of Moses.
Jamison-Fausett Brown says the following;
Lev 10:1-20. Nadab and Abihu burnt.
the sons of Aaron, etc. — If this incident occurred at the solemn period of the consecrating and dedicating the altar, these young men assumed an office which had been committed to Moses; or if it were some time after, it was an encroachment on duties which devolved on their father alone as the high priest. But the offense was of a far more aggravated nature than such a mere informality would imply. It consisted not only in their venturing unauthorized to perform the incense service – the highest and most solemn of the priestly offices – not only in their engaging together in a work which was the duty only of one, but in their presuming to intrude into the holy of holies, to which access was denied to all but the high priest alone. In this respect, “they offered strange fire before the Lord”; they were guilty of a presumptuous and unwarranted intrusion into a sacred office which did not belong to them. But their offense was more aggravated still; for instead of taking the fire which was put into their censers from the brazen altar, they seem to have been content with common fire and thus perpetrated an act which, considering the descent of the miraculous fire they had so recently witnessed and the solemn obligation under which they were laid to make use of that which was specially appropriated to the service of the altars, they betrayed a carelessness, an irreverence, a want of faith, most surprising and lamentable. A precedent of such evil tendency was dangerous, and it was imperatively necessary, therefore, as well for the priests themselves as for the sacred things, that a marked expression of the divine displeasure should be given for doing that which “God commanded them not.”
F.B. Meyere says this about Lev 10:1
A DEED THAT TURNED JOY INTO GRIEF
There was a double blessing. First, Aaron blessed the people when he stood against the altar, Lev 9:22, and afterward, when he came out of the Tabernacle, Lev 9:23. We find here the analogue of the double blessing which our Lord gives His own. When He came from offering His supreme sacrifice on Calvary, which was burned-offering, peace-offering, sin- and trespass-offerings combined, He blessed His own. We are told that as He blessed them He was borne upward to heaven, Luk 24:51; but we expect another blessing from Him, when He shall come forth out of the heavenly Temple and extend His hands in benediction, using perhaps the very words of the ancient benediction. But take care lest you ever introduce strange fire into your worship-i.e., the fire of your own emotions, enthusiasm and excitement. Ponder those mighty words in Lev 10:3. We must not rush carelessly into the divine presence, though by the blood of Jesus we have been made nigh, Eph 2:13.
These two sons of Aaron ate the meal with Yehovah on Mount Sinai when the 70 elders went up with Moses to meet Yehovah.
Exodus 24:1 Then the LORD said to Moses, “Come up to the LORD–you and Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, and seventy of Israel’s elders–and you are to worship at a distance.
Exodus 24:9 Then Moses went up with Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel,
Notice what Numbers says about the fire. It was unauthorized.
Numbers 3:4 Nadab and Abihu, however, died in the presence of the LORD when they offered unauthorized fire before the LORD in the Wilderness of Sinai. And since they had no sons, only Eleazar and Ithamar served as priests during the lifetime of their father Aaron.
As you consider the offering made by these foolish people in the video think about what the law says.
Lev 6:8 And Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying,
Lev 6:9 Command Aaron and his sons, saying, This is the law of the burnt offering. It is the burnt offering for burning on the altar all night to the morning, and the fire of the altar shall be burning in it.
Lev 6:10 And the priest shall put on his linen garment. And he shall put his linen breeches on his flesh and take up the ashes which the fire has consumed with the burnt offering on the altar. And he shall put them beside the altar.
Lev 6:11 And he shall strip off his garments and put on other garments, and carry forth the ashes outside the camp to a clean place.
Lev 6:12 And the fire on the altar shall be kept burning on it. It shall not be put out. And the priest shall burn wood on it every morning, and lay the burnt offering in order on it. And he shall burn on it the fat of the peace offerings.
Lev 6:13 The fire shall always be burning on the altar. It shall never go out.
In Leviticus 8 we read about Moses lighting a fire to burn offerings in the dedication of Aaron and his sons. In Chapter 9 we read about Aaron making his first offering by fire and once that was done Yehovah then came down and consumed the offering with fire from heaven.
The Lord Accepts Aaron’s Offering
Lev 9:1 And it happened on the eighth day. Moses called Aaron and his sons, and the elders of Israel.
Lev 9:2 And he said to Aaron, Take a young calf for a sin offering, and a ram without blemish for a burnt offering, and offer before Jehovah.
Lev 9:3 And speak to the sons of Israel, saying, Take a kid of the goats for a sin offering, and a calf and a lamb of the first year, all without blemish, for a burnt offering.
Lev 9:4 Also take a young bull and a ram for peace offerings, to sacrifice before Jehovah, and a food offering mixed with oil. For today Jehovah will appear to you.
Lev 9:5 And they brought that which Moses commanded before the tabernacle of the congregation. And all the congregation drew near and stood before Jehovah.
Lev 9:6 And Moses said, This is the thing which Jehovah commanded that you should do. And the glory of Jehovah shall appear to you.
Lev 9:7 And Moses said to Aaron, Go to the altar, and offer your sin offering and your burnt offerings, and make an atonement for yourself and for the people. And offer the offering of the people, and make an atonement for them, even as Jehovah commanded.
Lev 9:8 Aaron then went to the altar and killed the calf of the sin offering, which was for himself.
Lev 9:9 And the sons of Aaron brought the blood to him. And he dipped his finger in the blood and put it on the horns of the altar, and poured out the blood at the bottom of the altar.
Lev 9:10 But he burned the fat and the kidneys and the lobe above the liver of the sin offering on the altar, even as Jehovah commanded Moses.
Lev 9:11 And he burned the flesh and the hide with fire outside the camp.
Lev 9:12 And he killed the burnt offering. And Aaron’s sons presented to him the blood, which he sprinkled all around on the altar.
Lev 9:13 And they presented the burnt offering to him, with the pieces of it, and the head. And he burned them on the altar.
Lev 9:14 And he washed the inward parts and the legs, and burned them on the burnt offering on the altar.
Lev 9:15 And he brought the people’s offering. And he took the he-goat, the sin offering for the people, and killed it and offered it for sin as the first.
Lev 9:16 And he brought the burnt offering and offered it according to the ordinance.
Lev 9:17 And he brought the food offering and took a handful of it, and burned it on the altar besides the burnt sacrifice of the morning.
Lev 9:18 He also killed the young bull and the ram for a sacrifice of peace offerings for the people. And Aaron’s sons presented to him the blood, which he sprinkled on the altar all around.
Lev 9:19 And they brought the fat of the young bull and of the ram, the fat tail, and that which covers the inward parts, and the kidneys, and the lobe above the liver.
Lev 9:20 And they put the fat on the breasts, and he burned the fat on the altar.
Lev 9:21 And the breasts and the right shoulder Aaron waved for a wave offering before Jehovah, as Moses commanded.
Lev 9:22 And Aaron lifted up his hands toward the people, and blessed them, and came down from offering the sin offering and the burnt offering and peace offerings.
Lev 9:23 And Moses and Aaron went into the tabernacle of the congregation, and came out and blessed the people. And the glory of Jehovah appeared to all the people.
Lev 9:24 And there came a fire out from before Jehovah, and burned up the burnt offering and the fat on the altar. And all the people saw and shouted and fell on their faces.
When David sinned in taking a census of the people Yehovah sent an Angel with his sword drawn against Israel. David saw it and had to act quickly. We read about the results in
David Builds an Altar
1Ch 21:18 And the angel of Jehovah commanded Gad to say to David that David should go up and set up an altar to Jehovah in the threshing-floor of Ornan the Jebusite.
1Ch 21:19 And David went up at the word of Gad which he spoke in the name of Jehovah.
1Ch 21:20 And Ornan turned back and saw the angel. And his four sons with him hid themselves. And Ornan was threshing wheat.
1Ch 21:21 And David came to Ornan, Ornan looked and saw David. And he went out of the threshing-floor and bowed to David with his face to the ground.
1Ch 21:22 Then David said to Ornan, Give me the place of this threshing-floor, so that I may build an altar in it to Jehovah. You shall give it to me for the full price, so that the plague may be stayed from the people.
1Ch 21:23 And Ornan said to David, Take for yourself, and let my lord the king do what is good in his eyes. Lo, I give the oxen for burnt offerings, and the threshing instruments for wood, and the wheat for the food offering. I give it all.
1Ch 21:24 And King David said to Ornan, No, but I will truly buy it for the full silver. For I will not take what is yours for Jehovah, nor offer burnt offerings without cost.
1Ch 21:25 And David gave to Ornan for the place six hundred shekels of gold by weight.
1Ch 21:26 And David built an altar there to Jehovah, and offered burnt offerings and peace offerings, and called on Jehovah. And He answered him from Heaven by fire on the altar of burnt offering.
1Ch 21:27 And Jehovah commanded the angel, and he put up his sword again into its sheath.
1Ch 21:28 At that time, when David saw that Jehovah had answered him in the threshing-floor of Ornan the Jebusite, then he sacrificed there.
1Ch 21:29 For the tabernacle of Jehovah, which Moses made in the wilderness, and the altar of the burnt offering, were at that time in the high place at Gibeon.
1Ch 21:30 But David could not go before it to ask of God, for he was afraid because of the sword of the angel of Jehovah.
At the dedication of the Temple, Solomon prayed and fire came down from heaven and consumed his sacrifice. And notice too that just like Aaron who had to be in the tabernacle for 7 days and only on the 8th day was he able to come out and make this offering, so too was Solomons offering on the 8th day of Sukkot.
Fire from Heaven
2Ch 7:1 And when Solomon had made an end of praying, the fire came down from Heaven and consumed the burnt offering and the sacrifices. And the glory of Jehovah filled the house.
2Ch 7:2 And the priests could not enter into the house of Jehovah because the glory of Jehovah had filled Jehovah’s house.
2Ch 7:3 And when all the sons of Israel saw how the fire came down, and the glory of Jehovah on the house, they bowed their faces to the ground on the pavement, and worshiped and praised Jehovah, saying, For He is good, for His mercy endures forever.
Another one who prayed over his sacrifice was Elijah and fire came down and consumed his offering.
The Prophets of Baal Defeated
1Ki 18:20 And Ahab sent to all the sons of Israel, and gathered the prophets together to mount Carmel.
1Ki 18:21 And Elijah came to all the people and said, How long are you limping over two opinions? If Jehovah is God, follow Him. But if Baal is God, then follow him. And the people did not answer him a word.
1Ki 18:22 And Elijah said to the people, I, I alone, remain a prophet of Jehovah. But Baal’s prophets are four hundred and fifty men.
1Ki 18:23 And let them give us two bulls, and let them choose one bull for themselves, and cut it in pieces and lay it on wood. But place no fire. And I will dress the other bull and lay it on wood, and place no fire.
1Ki 18:24 And you call on the name of your gods, and I will call on the name of Jehovah. And it shall be, the god that answers by fire, He is God. And all the people answered and said, The word is good.
1Ki 18:25 And Elijah said to the prophets of Baal, Choose one bull for yourselves, and prepare first, for you are many. And call on the name of your god, but place no fire.
1Ki 18:26 And they took the bull which was given them, and they dressed, and called on the name of Baal from morning even until noon, saying, O Baal, hear us. But there was no voice, nor any who answered. And they leaped on the altar which was made.
1Ki 18:27 And it happened at noon Elijah mocked them and said, Cry with a great voice, for he is a god. Either he is meditating, or he is pursuing, or he is in a journey; perhaps he is asleep and must be awakened!
1Ki 18:28 And they cried with a loud voice and cut themselves with knives and spears until the blood gushed out on them, as is their way.
1Ki 18:29 And it happened when midday was past, and when they prophesied until the time of the offering of the evening sacrifice, there was neither voice, nor any to answer, nor anyone who paid attention.
1Ki 18:30 And Elijah said to all the people, Come near to me. And all the people came near him. And he repaired the broken down altar of Jehovah.
1Ki 18:31 And Elijah took twelve stones, according to the number of the tribes of the sons of Jacob, to whom the Word of Jehovah came, saying, Israel shall be your name.
1Ki 18:32 And with stones he built an altar in the name of Jehovah. And he made a trench around the altar big enough to contain two measures of seed.
1Ki 18:33 And he arranged the wood, and cut the bull in pieces, and placed it on the wood, and said, Fill four water jars with water and pour on the burnt sacrifice and on the wood.
1Ki 18:34 And he said, Do it the second time. And they did itthe second time. And he said, Do it the third time. And they did it the third time.
1Ki 18:35 And the water ran all around the altar. And he filled the trench also with water.
1Ki 18:36 And it happened at the time of the offering of the evening sacrifice, Elijah the prophet came near and said, Jehovah, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and of Israel, let it be known this day that You are God in Israel, and that I am Your servant, and that I have done all these things at Your Word.
1Ki 18:37 Hear me, O Jehovah, hear me, that this people may know that You are Jehovah God, and that You have turned their heart back again.
1Ki 18:38 And the fire of Jehovah fell and burned up the burnt sacrifice and the wood, and the stones and the dust, and licked up the water that was in the trench.
1Ki 18:39 And when all the people saw, they fell on their faces. And they said, Jehovah, He is the God! Jehovah, He is the God!
1Ki 18:40 And Elijah said to them, Take the prophets of Baal. Do not let one of them escape. And they took them. And Elijah brought them down to the torrent Kishon and killed them there.
The Burning of the Red Heifer
In August 2019, a Red Heifer was burnt in order to find out how much wood was needed to completely consume it to ashes. This was not the actual Red Heifer sacrifice but it was an experiment. Here is the article about it. I am sharing this article to show you the difference between the proper way to do a sacrifice and make an offering as compared to the pathetic attempt by the Noahide group above using a used wooden skid with iron nails in it, and was also done in an unclean place amongst the dead on the Mount of Olives.
Exclusive: Burning of Heifer Takes Place in Preparation for Third Temple
By Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz August 15, 2019 , 8:42 am
This is the ritual law that Hashem has commanded: Instruct B’nei Yisrael to bring you a red cow without blemish, in which there is no defect and on which no yoke has been laid. Numbers 19:2 (The Israel Bible™)
A major step was made towards reinstating the Temple service: after an intensive study into the practical details, an actual heifer, albeit not a red one, was burned in precisely the manner that will enable the Jewish people to be purified.
Burnt ash of the red heifer (Credit: Professor Zohar Amar)
The Most Enigmatic Commandment
Chapter 19 of the Book of Numbers gives an in-depth description of the mitzvah (Torah commandment) of the burning of the red heifer and subsequent mixing with water for the purpose of sprinkling on the Jews as a means of ritual purification from contact with a dead body. Despite the Biblical description, the mitzvah of the red heifer is considered the most enigmatic of all the Biblical commandments. The red heifer is essential to the restoration of the Temple service.
The return of the mitzvah of the red heifer is described by the Prophet Ezekiel as a stage in the final redemption.
I will sprinkle clean water upon you, and you shall be clean: I will cleanse you from all your uncleanness and from all your fetishes. Ezekiel 36:25
The red heifer is not a sacrifice per se so it is burned in an area outside of the Temple, on the Mount of Olives. According to Jewish tradition, there have been nine red heifers since the mitzvah was given at Mount Sinai and the tenth red heifer will be used in the era of the Messiah. The last red heifer was prepared by the high priest Ishmael Ben Piavi around 60 CE and its ashes sufficed for the next three hundred years.
Science Meets the Bible
Professor Zohar Amar (credit: Zohar Amar)
Last Wednesday, Professor Zohar Amar, a Professor in the Department of Land of Israel Studies at Bar-Ilan University, reported at a Temple Institute Conference on his studies into the practical details of reinstating the mitzvah (Torah commandment) of the red heifer. Professor Amar has been involved in various areas of research that link Torah and science. His approach is to harness contemporary research techniques to scholarship in Jewish Studies.
“The burning of the red heifer is a biblical commandment which was performed until the end of the Second Temple period,” Professor Amar told the conference. “This is a rare ceremony that took place once in several generations, and the ashes were used to prepare sanctified water that granted ritual purification. Historical sources indicate that the practice of purification using the ashes of the red heifer continued until the beginning of the fourth century CE.”
“The details of burning the heifer and the method of preparing the ashes appear extensively in sources from the Mishnaic periods; heretofore, the subject has only been studied theoretically,” Prof Amar said, explaining that he conducted his research in cooperation with the Temple Institute. “A simulated experiment of burning a red heifer was conducted to investigate several research questions, such as: How much wood was required to burn a red heifer completely to ashes and how much ash actually remained after the burning?. How is it possible that ashes from immolating one heifer, as it appears in the sources, can supply ritual purposes for many years?”
“One of the models that were used to build the experimental program was the rite of cremation which is conducted to this day in India and Nepal,” Prof. Amar explained. “The design of the entire experiment took many months, and the implementation itself was carried out far from the eye of the public and the media. Only after analyzing the results did it become possible to publish it. In the course of the experiment, all of the specifications mentioned in the sources were reconstructed, beginning with the excavation of a ‘winepress; a rectangular pit, in which the pyre was built of dried wood of the pine, oak, and fig trees.”
“For the purpose of the experiment, a mature sick heifer was selected of the Baladi breed which was prevalent in ancient Israel,” Prof. Amar said, emphasizing that the heifer used in the experiment was not red. “The process of burning lasted some nine hours, and the heifer’s ashes together with the wood used to burn it yielded several tens of kilograms of ashes. It emerges that the amount of ash needed to prepare the ritual water was a minute amount sprinkled over the water. Based on the amount of ash obtained, the investigator proposed a theoretical model to calculate how many instances of sprinkling the water this amount could actually yield. This is a groundbreaking study of historical significance because there has been no investigation into the practical implementation of the laws of the red heifer since the destruction of the Temple.”
The experiment was designed to check the amount of ash produced, and whether it would be enough to purify every Israelite living today.
Illustrative of red heifer ceremony near Temple (Images are the exclusive property of the Temple Institute)
Empirical Knowledge: Weights and Measures
According to Prof. Amar’s research, the average amount of ash produced from Jerusalem pine is approximately 5.2 percent of the weight of the wood, 6.7 percent for almond trees, 8.5 percent for sycamore, 8.4 percent for cypress, and 5.4 percent for walnut. Prof. Amar confirmed the Mishna (oral law) which stated that the wood with the best qualities for burning the red heifer came from the fig trees which were common in the Temple era.
“The wood is fibrous and ignites easily,” Professor Amar explained. “It then burns the other wood in the pyre. The ashe produced is quite fine and requires little sifting after burning.”
Prof. Amar emphasized the importance of the wood.
“A continuous and intense fire is required since the red heifer must be completely consumed, bones and all,” he said. “In this respect, it is similar to the cremation customs in Nepal and India which have been conducted for thousands of years, even until today.”
His research concluded that in order to burn a heifer weighing one hundred kilograms (220 pounds), one-half ton of wood is required. The incineration is carried out in an open space and the fire reaches temperatures of 800-1000 degrees Celsius. At the end of the process, very little organic material remains and even the bones turn to powder. In the end, about 2-4 kilograms of ash remains from the body of the heifer, or about 5.3 percent of the original body.
According to Professor Amar, a half-ton heifer would require 5.2 tons of wood, or five kilograms wood for every kilogram of flesh.
Building the Pyre: Burning a Heifer
There are still several elements that must be verified before the actual ritual can be performed. The Temple Institute is still investigating the precise location where the red heifer is burned. For the purposes of the experiment, a trough was carved into the bedrock, 4.2 meters in length, two meters wide, and 90 centimeters deep. The pyre was constructed in the manner described in the oral torah as a “tower with windows”.
Burning of red heifer Credit: Professor Zohar Amar
For the trial burning, Prof. Amar used logs with a diameter of approximately 20 centimeters. The manner in which the logs were stacked allowed for the flames to entirely encompass the logs while also allowing for air to enter. The upper logs were approximately 1.9 meters long. The actual tower was built using pine, as per the oral Torah. The interior was filled with three layers: on the bottom were twigs and pine needles to facilitate the initial ignition. On them were place dried relatively thick fig trunks. Upon them were placed trunks of oak trees that burn intensely for an extended period of time.
A cow weighing 270 kilograms was used for the experiment and was ritually slaughtered adjacent to the prepared pyre. The blood required for the ritual was collected in the hand of a Kohen. The cow was lifted onto the pyre by 12 men using a jury-rigged litter.
The experiment was carried according to the strictest details of the ritual with the head of the cow towards the south and her legs facing west. When the experiment began, the fire spread quickly and within one hour, the belly of the cow collapsed. At this point, Cedarwood, hyssop, and scarlet-dyed wool were added to the pyre, as per the Biblical instructions.
After two hours, the fire reached a temperature of 940 degrees. The fire burned for nine hours but several days passed before the ashes had cooled sufficiently to allow them to be collected.
In addition to the heifer, 1.4 tons of wood were used in the experiment. This produced a total of 66 kilograms of ash, or about four percent of the original matter. Prof. Amar estimated that the ashes from the actual animal represented 11 kilograms of the total ash.
Billions of Jews Can Be Purified
The next stage of the experiment was to determine how many people could be purified by this quantity of ash. For the purification ritual, a tiny pinch of ash is sprinkled over barrels of spring water. Pro. Amar determined that in order to facilitate this process, tools should be used to grind the ash into a fine powder.
For a barrel containing 250 liters of water with an opening of 60 centimeters, Prof Amar determined that .2-.3 grams of ash would suffice. This works out to about one gram of ash per thousand liters of water.
Ritual purification requires only one drop to be sprinkled on each person or object. For the purposes of the experiment, Prof. Amar used bunches of three branches of common hyssop dipped into one centimeter of water. He then sprinkled the water into a container ten times. Using this method, he determined that one sprinkling required one-tenth of one millimeter of water.
On this basis, Professor Amar determined that 66 kilograms (145.5 lbs) of ash would be sufficient for at least 660 billion sprinklings.
He also noted that it is permitted to add wood. Each addition of one ton of wood would permit an additional 250 billion sprinklings.
“Even if we assume that some that a portion of the water will be wasted or not fully utilized, or if a portion of the ash is lost, in any case, the ashes from one red heifer will be sufficient for purifying a huge number of people,” Prof. Amar concluded. “This clarifies how the ashes from one cow were sufficient to purify several generations of Israel even after the Temple itself was desecrated.”
“For the people who strived with all their might in this project, it is not unreasonable that within a few years, this forgotten process of purification will be completely renewed,” Prof. Amar concluded.
One Step Closer But Still in God’s Hands
Rabbi Azariah Ariel has been charged with overseeing the search for a red heifer by the Temple Institute. “In order for us to perform this mitzvah, we need a kosher red heifer to be born,” Rabbi Ariel told Breaking Israel News. “This is in the hands of God. We know that this is rare but we don’t even have the statistics to guess at how rare this actually is in nature. Even the ranchers we interviewed have no idea how rare this is.”
“I could receive a phone call later today that a red heifer was born or it may be several years,” Rabbi Ariel said. “We simply do not know and it is entirely in God’s hands.”
“We still do not have a certifiable red heifer,” Rabbi Ariel said. “We are currently checking out two calves of the Angus breed that are five months old. For them to be considered heifers, as the Bible describes, they must be two years and one day old. There can be no blemish, no holes in the ear. If two hairs are not red, the heifer is unfit. There are Halachic issues with them right now since a few hairs may not be the correct shade of red, though this may be rectified as they get older.”
“This project certainly taught us a great deal,” Rabbi Ariel said. “This was the result of years of research into the written material. There will surely be more trial runs before we are ready for the ritual. But this certainly brought us closer to actualizing the return of the mitzvah.”
“But from our side, the requirement to perform the ritual was established at Mount Sinai,” Rabbi Ariel said. “Mitzvoth are not optional and we do not wait for them to float down from heaven. As Jews, we must do what we can to perform what God commanded.”
The Temple Institute in Jerusalem has been working for three decades to educate the public and make practical steps to prepare for the Third Temple. Pro. Amar’s work can be viewed at his website.
At Sukkot in 2016 and again at Sukkot in 2017 I hosted two tours to see Joshua’s Altar. I have never seen it before and it was such a very special moment for me personally both times. Here are some of the pictures I took of the Altar site.
Below I am sitting beside the ramp that leads up to the sacrificial spot on top.
Here is the artist rendition of the altar and what they discovered in the center of the Altar area was another Altar believed to be that of Abraham and Jacob’s.
The round hump in the middle is where all the ashes have collected and piled up. It is about 6 feet deep.
Over the top of this pile of ashes would be placed the Bronze Altar upon which was placed the sacrifice to be burned.
The brazen, or bronze altar was a key element of the tabernacle in the wilderness, a place where the ancient Israelites sacrificed animals to atone for their sins.
Altars had long been used by the patriarchs, including Noah, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. The word comes from a Hebrew term meaning “place of slaughter or sacrifice.” Before the Hebrew captivity in Egypt, altars were made of earth or stacked stones. After God rescued the Jews from slavery, he commanded Mosesto build the tabernacle, a portable place where God would live among his people.
When a person entered through the court gate of that tabernacle, the first thing they would see was the brazen altar. It reminded them they were not worthy to approach holy God without first offering a blood sacrifice for their sins.
Here is how God told Moses to make this altar:
“Build an altar of acacia wood, three cubits high; it is to be square, five cubits long and five cubits wide. Make a horn at each of the four corners, so that the horns and the altar are of one piece, and overlay the altar with bronze. Make all its utensils of bronze-its pots to remove the ashes, and its shovels, sprinkling bowls, meat forks and fire pans. Make a grating for it, a bronze network, and make a bronze ring at each of the four corners of the network. Put it under the ledge of the altar so that it is halfway up the altar. Make poles of acacia wood for the altar and overlay them with bronze. The poles are to be inserted into the rings so they will be on two sides of the altar when it is carried. Make the altar hollow, out of boards. It is to be made just as you were shown on the mountain.” ( Exodus 27:1-8, NIV)
This altar measured seven and a half feet on each side by four and a half feet high. Bronze, an alloy of copper and tin, is often a symbol of God’s righteousness and judgment in the Bible. During the Hebrews’ desert wanderings, God sent snakes because the people grumbled against God and Moses. The cure for the snake bites was looking at a bronze snake, which Moses had made and fixed to a pole. (Numbers 21:9)
The brazen altar was placed on a mound of earth or stones so it was raised above the rest of the tabernacle ground. It probably had a ramp which the repentant sinner and priest could walk up. On top was a bronze grate, with grates on all four sides. Once the fire was kindled in this altar, God ordered that it should not be allowed to die out (Leviticus 6:13).
The horns on the four corners of the altar represented God’s power. The animal would have been tied to the horns before being sacrificed. Note that this altar and the implements in the courtyard were overlaid with common bronze, but the altar of incense, inside the holy place in the tabernacle tent, was overlaid with precious gold because it was close to God.
Here are the pictures I have from our Tour in 2017 of Joshua’s Altar. Once we got there it began to rain. This was at the end of the Feast that year so this was a huge blessing.
Katherine Inocencio the director of the 700 Club Asia who interviews me in 2015 and 2018 joined our tour. They were looking for a tour to the Altar site. I did not know they were coming until board our bus. It was a huge surprise for both of us. But the blessing she got from this trip and seeing our prayers in action as we were at first turned away and then to pray for the rains to stop while we read about the Altar and then the moment we were finished reading to see the rains come again was miraculous. And then to see the cloud descend upon the mountain so thick you could not see in front of you was again awe-inspiring.
I have shown you these pictures of the Altar Joshua made and of the fire needed to consume the sacrifice in order to show you just how pathetic was the atrocity performed by these Noahide people who are being used by the Chabad group. It is so very sad to see.
Something else to keep in mind
Isa 66:3 He who kills an ox is is as if he killed a man; he who sacrifices a lamb is as if he broke a dog’s neck; he who offers an offering is as if he offered swine’s blood; he who burns incense is as if he blessed an idol. Yea, they have chosen their own ways, and their soul delights in their abominations.
There is one law for the Israelite and one law for the stranger or the Goy. Keep the Torah and do not be led astray by some Jewish person promising you things so that you come under their authority. Build your relationship with Yehovah directly and not through any man no matter how righteous they may seem.
You are to keep all Ten Commandments and not just 7 made up Noahide ones.
Having now completed this News Letter I learned that Rico Cortez also condemned what was done with Righteous Indignation. Sunday I watched his video he put out on Friday the day after. And then I called Rico in spite of our differences on other things, I called him and thanked him personally for standing up for our Fathers Holiness and condemning this for what it was, an ABOMINATION. I tip my hat to Rico. An authority on the Temple Services.
Posted by Rico Cortes on Friday, September 27, 2019