Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Another Turn Taken, Heading For Home

Memories Of Mom

Even though my given name is officially Keith William, I honestly thought my name was Richard...Paul...Keith, while I was growing up. This was due to the fact that when I was young, Mom would rattled off my brother's names first, before getting to mine, whenever I did something wrong and she got mad. This is one of the first stories I recount, when I think of my mother.

Or the time, in the second grade, when I sprained my ankle, so bad that mom walked all the way to my school and carried me home, on her shoulders, because we didn’t have a car.

When we were young, I remember the long walks with mom and my brothers. We would pick up soda bottles, because we could get 2 cents apiece, at the local pony keg, in order to get a treat or ice cream.

Of course, the times when mom made me go get a belt or switch, when it was time for a attitude correction.

However, for me, the best was when I was at her bedside, this past Thursday. The Hospice nurse and I were discussing, down the hall, in a conference room, how mom would stare at one place, whenever she was awake. The nurse indicated that it was her belief that she was staring at someone, who was waiting for her to pass.

After the meeting, I went back to mom’s room to say goodbye. She was staring at that one place, totally unaware that I was in the room. I reached down and kissed her on her forehead. I said, “Is that Grandma waiting for you?” She blinked and turn to look straight in my eyes and said, “Dad, too.” She then turned back to staring at the same spot. I said “I Love You, Mom.” That was the last time we spoke.

My mom passed away Friday.

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Before Reading This, Can You Find John 7:38 In The Old Testament?

There are many people out there, that spend a lot of time, attempting to discredit the Bible. One great example is John 7:38, where Y'shau/Jesus quotes from the Tanakh, the Old Testament. However, a cursory search reveals that it's not in there. It is one among many verses, through which the Atheist and other Non-Beleivers attempt to lead us and our children from the faith.

Is it a misquote and translational error or what?

Well, let's start off by understanding that God’s Word clearly says to consume his Word. Why? Because God’s message is here a little, there a little, line upon line, with wonderful nuggets hidden, rewarding the faithful consumer of his Word, when they are dug out. This is the only way, to gain a full encompassing vision of God’s ways.

For example, Proverbs 10:28 says, 

“The Hopeful Expectations of the Righteous and Trusting is Joy; The Expectations of the Ungodly is destruction.”

Also, Isaiah 12:3 says 

“Joy draws forth water from wells of salvation.”

Together, we can say that the Joy of a Righteous and Trusting Person, one who is right with God, will draw out a flood of water out of the God’s salvational depository. Salvation is life. Life everlasting. Therefore, wouldn’t the water be both living and undending and abundant? The answer is obviously, Yes.

What we have done here, is taken the Word of God, consumed different parts and spoke a truth, which is not word for word, from the scriptures, but a truthful concept gained from the Whole Counsel of God. This is how the Remnant of God, the Faithful of God, the ones who are right with God speaks out for our Lord and God.

So, when the Apostles do the same thing, in their Gospels and letters, it shows that they has consumed the Word of God and made it thier own, a model for you and me to emulate,in order to be true B’nai Elohim, knowing the Machashabah Elohim, the Thoughts of God, not just regurgitating his Word, word for word, without any meaning.

Now, I drugged you through this exercise to show what we have gained from knowing the whole counsel of God, the Machashabah Elohim, reveling that John 7:37 is indeed in the Tanakh, not a butchering or misquote, as the naysayers would say.

Now, Let’s read John 7:37, from the Word for Word Translation.

“Place your trust in me. According to the scriptures, it says, “From out of wells, flows a flood of living water.”

Doesn’t that sound exactly what we just gained from the Whole Counsel of God? Be a consumer, not a reader. Shalom!

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Is This Truly A Great Day?

Truly, this day marks a Great Day in the History Of Humanity. This is the day when the Salvation of Humanity became a reality for all who will trust in God, that he provided the true Passover Lamb, thereby causing the Angel of Death to pass over us, giving us Life Everlasting with God.

This Passover Lamb committed himself to us and freely and obediently went to the alter of God and gave his life, as a ransom for all.

Then, three days later, on the Feast Of First Fruits, he raised our Messiah from the Grave validating the Word of God and Y’shua/Jesus as the Promised Salvational Lamb Of God and setting us up as Joint Heirs in the Kingdom of God. Truly, a great day!

However, let us commit ourselves to celebrate everyday, as this day, for our Messiah is the Passover Lamb and God is our Savior everyday. Amen!

Friday, April 19, 2019

This Day Was Foretold From Before The Beginning Of Time, Before The Foundation Of The Earth.

As Passover arrives, it's important to realize that our Father had preplanned the whole event surrounding the crucifixion of the Messiah. The details are amazing. 

Every year for 1,500 years Israel unknowingly went through the dress rehearsal of binding the Passover Lamb to the horns of the altar at 9 a.m., the very time Y'shua was being bound to the execution stake. 

The Jews began to sing and continue to sing today, 

“God is the LORD who has showed us light, Bind the sacrifice with cords even to the horns of the altar.”

At noon, as the Messiah was lifted up from the earth and as the sun went dark for three hours, the Jews were singing and as they sing today, 

“The right hand of the LORD is exalted; the right hand of the LORD doeth valiantly.”

Then at 3 p.m., the time of the evening sacrifice, the Messiah dies and the people again sing from Psalms 118: 

“O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good: for his mercy endures for ever.”

God dictated that this event had to happen on the 14th day of the first month, or Nisan 14, as this was to be the day on His calendar that the fulfillment of prophecy would happen.

Before his death, the Messiah ate the Last Passover Supper with his disciples and told them that this day is to be forever remembered.

“And he took bread, and gave thanks, and brake it, and gave unto them, saying, This is my body which is given for you: this do in remembrance of me.”

Friday, March 29, 2019

The Book Of Esther: The Plot Thickens And Memucan's Misongyny Is Exposed.

Esther 1:10-12

Seventh day, heart of the King was merry with wine, told Mehuman, Bizzetha, Harbona, Bigtha Abagtha, Zethar, Carcas, seven eunuchs serving presently King Ahasuerus, bring Queen Vashti before the King, Royal Crown, to display beauty to all princes, very pleasing. Queen Vashti refused to come, Kings’s command delivered by Eunuchs. King became angry and wrath burned within.

After seven days of drinking, the King was clearly drunk. I know how the Hebrew puts it, the King was very merry with wine. Yep, I would be very happy with actor seven days of wine drinking myself. LOL For those who don't think that the wine of the Bible doesn't have any alcoholic content, this clearly shows the opposite. He then gets it in his mind, that it would be a great idea to have the seven eunuchs, which were serving him, go and fetch the Queen.

Now, there are two schools of thought here. Was the Queen drunk too and not thinking straight or did she out and out disobey the King? Either way, the queen decided she was going to have nothing to do with the Kings banquet or being paraded around as a posession of the king. Obviously, she refused and the king became very angry at her disobedience.

Esther 1:10-15

King spoke, Wise men understanding the times, speaking of the King in such a manner to all who understood law and justice, closest, Carshena, Shethar, Admatha, Tarshish, Meres, Marsena, Memucan, seven princes of Persia and Media, beholding king's face, who sat first in the kingdom, dwelling first in the Kingdom. By the Law, what can be done Queen Vashti, upon that commandment King Ahasuerus eunuchs.

Being angered by Vasti’s disobedience, Ahasuerus immediately consulted his seven right hand men, men who were first in the kingdom. At first thought, you think, “Why does the king need to consult these wise princes? He’s the king." Why doesn’t he just have her beheaded, imprisoned or whatever he chooses. His response actually gives us an insight into that Kingdom and their laws.

When the Persian kings conquered a people, they didn’t run rough shod over them. The Persian Royalty would incorporate the people into their society. Even though he was King over the Empire, the Empire was ran like a confederation, where the Empire was a loose confederation of provinces, which were ran independently by princes, who answered to the king. Far too many times, if a queen or king or some popular officer was murdered, the Empire could easily be facing an uprising. Even though the armies of these provinces were loyal to the King, the King didn’t want to test that loyalty based on a whim or unpopular edict. Therefore, it was smart politics for the King to get the advice of his underlings.

So, the King asked these Princes, what could be done legally to the queen or without much mumbling from the masses. 

As an interesting side note, if you look in Strong's Concordance, you'll find the meanings of the seven princes, you'll find that you get a prophetic sentence. The exception is Tarshish, which you have to dig into the root meanings. Also, an interesting sidenote is that Tarshish can also mean Yellow Jasper, which is a Semitic term, pointing to Israel. Either way, the following sentence works.

Carshena means, The Illustrious One and it also means A Sleeping Lamb.
Shethar means, A Star
Admatha means, will be his testimony to them
Tarshish means, sea coast
Meres means, He will be Lofty
Marsena means, He will be Worthy
Memucan means, He will be Dignified

Putting it all together, it means:

The Illustrious One, A Sleeping Lamb. A Star will be his testimony to them at the sea coast. He will be Lofty, Worthy and Dignified.

This gives us another example of God working behind the scenes and communicating to us, because here, God sends us a message about the time of the Messiah and his coming onto the scene. Amazing Stuff.

Esther 1:16-18

In the presence the king and the princes, Memucan said, "Queen Vashti committed iniquity not only the king, but all princes, all the peoples who are in provinces King Ahasuerus.” “King, Word will go back and forth, all women will look contempt husbands saying, “King Ahasuerus ordered Queen Vashti, come in his presence, come not.” This day, princesses of Persia and Media who heard queen word will speak all the king princes, much contempt and wrath.”

Here, Memucan, not only answers the King, but stirs the pot, which makes you wonder if he already had a problem with Vashti. Remember, Vashti was a daughter of the Babylonian King, a long time enemy of everyone. So, it's not hard to imagine, Memucan has an agenda, which will come to fruition with the King's coming referendum.

Anyway, back to the story, Memucan indicates that not only did Vashti insult and commit an egregious infraction against the King, but all the people, especially the men, who have independent thinking wives. It has been mentioned, in more places than one, that Memucan must have been hempecked and he finally had a chance to get back at his wife. Well, that may be true, but there is no evidence to that.

However, Memucan does appear to be a misogynist and he uses the Vashti incident to not only to put an end to Vashti, but get his digs in to all the women of the empire. He basically tells the King, that if he lets Vashti get away with this infraction against the King, the woman of the empire will cause all kinds of problems for the men of the Kingdom and he surely can't have this issue and be remembered as a Great King.

Esther 1:19-22

If please king, royal edict go forth, let it be inscribed, laws of Persia and Media, never revoked, that Vashti shall not come before King Ahasuerus, let the king give her royal position to another who is better than she. Kings verdict, when heard throughout kingdom, entirely, women shall give honor to their husbands, great and small." Words well pleased King and Princes, King did Memucan said, sent letters all king's provinces, every province, as scripted, all people, every man master in his household, speaking according language of all people.

Memucan continues, by recommending that the King not only punish Vashti, but banish her and find someone else to replace her. He goes on to suggest that the King put the "Submission of Women"  into the Law of the Empire. He drives it home by suggesting that the "Women Submission Act" be entered as never to be revoked.

His misogyny then seethes out like the stink of a rotten carcass. He uses this time of the Kings anger to say to reveal his agenda. He tells him that when the King's decree is heard, all the women will not only submit to their men, but give honor. Can't you just see his mischievous smirk on his face?

Well, bottom line, the King did all of what Memucan suggested, by sending out letters to every province and in every language. You could almost imagine that there were posters on every direction sign and street post, within the kingdom. This is a great example why we need to take a step back, when we become angry become responding. Clearly the King went way overboard, in his reaction. Also, it shows that Satan will utilize even our closest allies to guide you into the sin of over-reaction and possibly lashing out at our loved ones. Don't let your anger get the best of you and beware of evil advisors with evil agendas.

Also, we find out, in the next verse, that Vashti is casted out, but that is for next time.

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Why Is The Media Ignoring This??? And The Killing Continues!!!

Shame on the US media. While they are utilizing the recent mass murder in New Zealand for their own political agenda against President Trump, they are ignoring a mass genocide in the world, specifically Africa. Why? Because they are Christians. Just last year, almost 8000 Christians have been killed for living their faith. In the span of the last eight weeks, 200-600 Christians have been killed in Africa. My friends, most of the media has become the propaganda arm of the anti-Christian and anti-Semitic spirit within the world today. Another sign of the End Times. Now, even more than ever, it's time to put on your Spiritual Armor and get into the Word of God for the Truth of our times.

Christians Killed In Attacks In Nigeria

What's worse are the Left Wing Fact Checkers, like Snopes, trying to cover it up. Deep in their articles, they don't deny it happening, they just say things like "It can't be verified by local sources." Of course not, the local sources are anti-Christian. They are not going to verify it, because they are the ones killing the Christians....and the killing continues.

It's time for us to get down on our knees and show the Mighty Power of God's Spirit, in Prayer. We are Echad. This has to stop. Come Lord Y'shua....Come Quickly.

Monday, March 25, 2019

Messiah Watch: Syria Vows To Reclaim Golan Heights

As most news watchers saw last Thursday, the United States became the first nation to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights. If you remember, the Golan Heights was seized by Israel from Syria during the Six-Day War of 1967. Well, Friday, the Syrian government vowed to take back the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, as its allies and enemies multilaterally condemned President Trump sovereignty decree.

Most of the time, this is just saber rattling, for show, in the news. However, with the Syrian Civil War winding down and the fact that Syrian President Bashar Assad was rushing to meet with Russian President Putin today gets my attention. Afterwards, President Assad appeared on a Russian news show, vowing to take back the Golan Heights. This is usually done to garner public support.

Not very often do we see many actual events that make my ears perk up, but this news show comment and vow by Syrian President Bashar Assad and their allies, could embolden them to stir up a conflict. Keep in mind, presently Syria, Iran and Russia are the big boys in this area and three major players, in the biblical end times scenario. Could this be the first salvo across the bow of Israel, in events leading up to the conflict, known as the Battle of Armageddon and the Return of the Messiah? Keep your eyes on the sky.