Please feel free to browse the site: I've gathered up
a starting point for the determination of both The Creator's Name, and how that
knowledge applies to our lives here on Earth.
The AlMighty knows your name.
The Creator knows each of us by Name
Don't you think we should know His Name?
Proverbs 30: Who has gathered the wind in
His fists? Who has bound the waters in a garment? Who has
established all the ends of the earth?
What is His name, and what is
His Son's name, If you know?
30:5 Every word of Yahweh is pure;
He is a shield to those who put their trust in Him.
4:26 ~ And as for Seth, to him
also a son was born; and he named him Enosh. Then men began to call on
the name of Yahweh.
Great darkness results from not properly
understanding Yahweh's Word, or departing from it, thinking The
Book of the Law no longer has application.
The one verse most cling to in defense of the term
"Christian" is at
Acts 11:26: "And atfirst in
Antioch the taught ones were called Kristianous." (This is the order of
this sentence in the Greek). This sentence doesn't claim that the
disciples called themselves this, but were called this "at first".
Also, as with the English language, the context
determines what is meant. If this meant they were mistaken (at first)
for the Pagan believers in Serapis, that's one thing; or this could
have been simply the Greek translation distorting the original Hebrew
Or, what if this Greek word was not a label, and
simply meant "good men"? Knowing there is some relationship with the
word cretin, what if the people of Antioch, at first, called the
disciples CRETINS, meaning literally, idiots or retards? Why is the
Greek label so important that they had to make this single verse in its
translation an all-encompassing issue?
Again, what would a bunch of Israelites that
practice the Torah of Yahweh and follow the Messiah, be doing with a
Greek term used by Pagans as a label for themselves?
A name for a person or thing is a special
designation, not a general reference. Is the Name of the Creator
Greek? If the Creator has a religion (way), does He refer to it by a
Greek term? Would the Messiah of Adam, Noach, Mosheh, Daniel, and Eli
Yahu have a Greek Name or a Greek Title? If we have inherited error,
and we obviously have, then we all need to know about it, and not defend
So what great harm is there in abandoning the Greek
title "Christos", and using the same Hebrew word Daniel wrote:
Messiah? The word "MESSIAH" is transliterated TWICE in the received
Greek writings, at Jn. 1:41 and Jn. 4:25 (it's used twice in Daniel, at
9:25,26). Even the new age cult is awaiting their "Christ"; so why not
give them their word back - maybe they'll stop laughing at believers
behind their backs for having adopted so much of their philosophy. Give
them their "Sun-day" too. Let's return to the Covenant! The Gentiles
from the ends of the Earth will one day acknowledge that their
forefathers have inherited nothing but lies.
"Krishna or Chris-na and Christos come from the
same root. Kris in Sanskrit means the pure or the sacred, 'the first
emanation of the invisible Godhead, manifesting itself tangibly in
spirit' (Isis Unveiled, II, 158), it is the Spiritual Ego (Buddhi-Manas)..... 'The
Spiritual, Immortal, Higher Ego in every man is an emanation, like a
ray, from the Central Spiritual Sun (Paramatman), of which the visible
Sun is the direct manifestation on our physical plane and its visible
The conclusion drawn from this study confirms once
again that the faith was "solarized", and our customs and words are
rising up to prove it. The prophet YermeYahu (Jer.) told us:
"O Yahweh, my strength, and my fortress, and
my refuge in the day of affliction, the Gentiles shall come unto thee
from the ends of the Earth, and shall say, 'Surely our fathers
have inherited lies, vanity, and things wherein there is no profit'.
Shall a man make elohim unto himself, and they
are no elohim? Therefore, behold, I will this once cause them to know,
I will cause them to know Mine hand and My might; and they shall know
that My Name is Yahweh."
Directly related to this issue of "terms"
once used by Pagans, and taking the point-of-view of our Creator
Yahweh, we have to consider what He has already spoken on this issue.
Remember, even the "terminology" used by Pagans are their "ways" or
methods. Here are 3 Scriptures of many that could have relevance:
Exodus / Shemoth 20:2,3: "I am Yahweh your Elohim,
Who brought you out of the land of Mitsrayim, out of the house of
slavery. You have no other mighty ones against My Face."
Exodus / Shemoth 23:13: "And in all that I have
said to you take heed. And make no mention of the name of other
mighty ones, let it not be heard from your mouth."
Deut. / Debarim 12:28-32: "Guard, and obey all
these words which I command you, that it might be well with you and your
children after you forever, when you do what is good and right in the
eyes of Yahweh your Elohim. When Yahweh your Elohim does cut off from
before you the nations which you go to dispossess, and you dispossess
them and dwell in their land, guard yourself that you are not ensnared
to follow them, after they are destroyed from before you, and that
you do not inquire about their mighty ones, saying 'How did
these nations serve their mighty ones? And let me do so
too.' Do not do so to Yahweh your Elohim, for every abomination
which Yahweh hates they have done to their mighty ones, for they even
burn their sons and daughters in the fire to their mighty ones. All
the words I am commanding you, guard to do it - do not add to it nor
take away from it."
Luke 9:48 Then he said to them, "Whoever welcomes this little child in
welcomes me; and whoever welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me. For he
who is least among you all—he is the greatest." Luke 9:47-49 (in Context)
Luke 9 (Whole Chapter)
Luke 21:8 He replied: "Watch out that you are not deceived. For many will come in
My Name, claiming, 'I am he,' and, 'The time is near.' Do not follow
them. Luke 21:7-9 (in Context)
Luke 21 (Whole Chapter)
Luke 21:12 "But before all this, they will lay hands on you and persecute you. They
will deliver you to synagogues and prisons, and you will be brought before
kings and governors, and all on account of My Name.
Luke 21:11-13 (in Context)
Luke 21 (Whole Chapter)
John 14:13 And I will do whatever you ask in
My Name, so that the Son may bring
glory to the Father. John 14:12-14 (in Context)
John 14 (Whole Chapter)
John 14:26 But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in
will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to
you. John 14:25-27 (in Context)
John 14 (Whole Chapter)
John 15:16 You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you to go and bear
fruit—fruit that will last. Then the Father will give you whatever you ask
in My Name.
John 15:15-17 (in Context)
John 15 (Whole Chapter)
John 15:21 They will treat you this way because of
My Name, for they do not know
the One who sent me. John 15:20-22 (in Context)
John 15 (Whole Chapter)
John 16:23 In that day you will no longer ask me anything. I tell you the truth, my
Father will give you whatever you ask in My Name.
John 16:22-24 (in Context)
John 16 (Whole Chapter)
John 16:24 Until now you have not asked for anything in
My Name. Ask and you
will receive, and your joy will be complete.
John 16:23-25 (in Context)
John 16 (Whole Chapter)
John 16:26 In that day you will ask in
My Name. I am not saying that I will ask
the Father on your behalf. John 16:25-27 (in Context)
John 16 (Whole Chapter)
Acts 9:15 But the Lord said to Ananias, "Go! This man is my chosen instrument to carry
My Name before the Gentiles and their kings and before the people of
Israel. Acts 9:14-16 (in Context)
Acts 9 (Whole Chapter)
Acts 15:17 that the remnant of men may seek the Lord, and all the Gentiles who bear
My Name, says the Lord, who does these things'
Acts 15:16-18 (in Context)
Acts 15 (Whole Chapter)
Romans 9:17 For the Scripture says to Pharaoh: "I raised you up for this very purpose,
that I might display my power in you and that My Name might be
proclaimed in all the earth." Romans 9:16-18 (in Context)
Romans 9 (Whole Chapter)
Revelation 2:13 I know where you live—where Satan has his throne. Yet you remain true to
My Name. You did not renounce your faith in me, even in the days of
Antipas, my faithful witness, who was put to death in your city—where Satan
lives. Revelation 2:12-14 (in Context)
Revelation 2 (Whole Chapter)
Revelation 3:8 I know your deeds. See, I have placed before you an open door that no one
can shut. I know that you have little strength, yet you have kept my word
and have not denied My Name.
Revelation 3:7-9 (in Context)
Revelation 3 (Whole Chapter)
Luke 10:17 The seventy-two returned with joy and said, "Lord, even the
demons submit to us in Your Name."
Luke 10:16-18 (in Context)
Luke 10 (Whole Chapter)
Luke 11:2 He said to them, "When you pray, say: " 'Father, hallowed be
Your Name, your kingdom come.Luke 11:1-3 (in Context)
Luke 11 (Whole Chapter)
John 17:11 I will remain in the world no longer, but they are still in the
world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, protect them by the
power of Your Name—the name you gave me—so that they may
be one as we are one. John 17:10-12 (in Context)
John 17 (Whole Chapter)
Acts 9:14 And he has come here with authority from the chief priests to
arrest all who call on Your Name."
Acts 9:13-15 (in Context)
Acts 9 (Whole Chapter)
Romans 15:9 so that the Gentiles may glorify God for his mercy, as it is
written: "Therefore I will praise you among the Gentiles; I will
sing hymns to Your Name." Romans 15:8-10 (in Context)
Romans 15 (Whole Chapter)
Hebrews 2:12 He says, "I will declare
Your Name to my brothers; in the
presence of the congregation I will sing your praises."
Hebrews 2:11-13 (in Context)
Hebrews 2 (Whole Chapter)
Revelation 11:18 The nations were angry; and your wrath has come. The time has
come for judging the dead, and for rewarding your servants the
prophets and your saints and those who reverence
both small and great— and for destroying those who destroy the
earth." Revelation 11:17-19 (in Context)
Revelation 11 (Whole Chapter)
Revelation 15:4 Who will not fear you, O Lord, and bring glory to
For you alone are holy. All nations will come and worship before
you, for your righteous acts have been revealed."
Revelation 15:3-5 (in Context)
Revelation 15 (Whole Chapter)
Daily Bible passage:
I will set my face against that man and I will cut him off from his
people; for by giving his children to Molech, he has defiled my
sanctuary and profaned my Holy Name.
Leviticus 20:2-4 (in Context)
Leviticus 20 (Whole Chapter)
"Tell Aaron and his sons to treat with respect the sacred offerings the
Israelites consecrate to me, so they will not profane my
Holy Name. I am the LORD.
Leviticus 22:1-3 (in Context)
Leviticus 22 (Whole Chapter)
" 'As for you, O house of Israel, this is what the Sovereign LORD says:
Go and serve your idols, every one of you! But afterward you will surely
listen to me and no longer profane my Holy Name
with your gifts and idols.
Ezekiel 20:38-40 (in Context)
Ezekiel 20 (Whole Chapter)
And wherever they went among the nations they profaned my
Holy Name, for it was said of them,
'These are the LORD's people, and yet they had to leave his land.'
Ezekiel 36:19-21 (in Context)
Ezekiel 36 (Whole Chapter)
"Therefore say to the house of Israel, 'This is what the Sovereign LORD
says: It is not for your sake, O house of Israel, that I am going to do
these things, but for the sake of my Holy Name,
which you have profaned among the nations where you have gone.
Ezekiel 36:21-23 (in Context)
Ezekiel 36 (Whole Chapter)
" 'I will make known my Holy Name
among my people Israel. I will no longer let my
Holy Name be profaned, and the nations will know that I
the LORD am the Holy One in Israel.
Ezekiel 39:6-8 (in Context)
Ezekiel 39 (Whole Chapter)
"Therefore this is what the Sovereign LORD says: I will now bring Jacob
back from captivity and will have compassion on all the people of
Israel, and I will be zealous for my Holy Name.
Ezekiel 39:24-26 (in Context)
Ezekiel 39 (Whole Chapter)
He said: "Son of man, this is the place of my throne and the place for
the soles of my feet. This is where I will live among the Israelites
forever. The house of Israel will never again defile my
Holy Name—neither they nor their
kings—by their prostitution and the lifeless idols of their kings at
their high places.
Ezekiel 43:6-8 (in Context)
Ezekiel 43 (Whole Chapter)
When they placed their threshold next to my threshold and their
doorposts beside my doorposts, with only a wall between me and them,
they defiled my Holy Name by their
detestable practices. So I destroyed them in my anger.
Ezekiel 43:7-9 (in Context)
Ezekiel 43 (Whole Chapter)
They trample on the heads of the poor as upon the dust of the ground and
deny justice to the oppressed. Father and son use the same girl and so
profane my Holy Name.
Amos 2:6-8 (in Context)
Amos 2 (Whole Chapter)
slightly different, but the references are very good.
New King James Version
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are here and what we are supposed to be doing about it, just blast on
off into cyberspace because there is a whole world of information and
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This cyberspot is information that I've gathered from the internet
and links to other enlightening sources of information. It
occurred to me early in my Scriptural studies that the Bible makes very
explicit the importance of the Name of our Creator. At the time I
commenced the study, there was already a lot of information available on
There are several ways that Jesus' Hebrew Name is spelled.
Yeshua, Yahashua, YahSheua Y'shua
However the Name is spelled, it means
YHVH Saves. I
figured that since His number is 8, it would probably be
Thus the title for this domain, dedicated to those searching for His
Domain through His Revealed Word.
He afterwards said to me: " Son of Adam! Go, -approach, - the
House of Israel and report My Mesage to them; for I do not send
you to a People of deep lips, and heavy tongue, but to the House of
Israel, -not to many Nations of deep lip and heavy tongue, whose
language you could not understand if I sent you to them, -they might
listen to you, -but the House of Israel will not be desirous to listen
to you, -for they are not willing to listen to Me, -for all the House of
Israel are hard-browed and stiff-hearted. However, I will give you
a bold face against their faces and a bold brow against their brows.
As a diamond is harder than flint, I have made your brow. Fear
not, nor submit to them, -for they are a rebellious family."
God's name, the "I Am", reveals the fullness of His nature, all of God's nature
and attributes are embodied in His name.
God's name, as written in Hebrew right to left:
Hebrew didn't have any vowels, and was written right to left, although some of
the consonants carry with them the indication of associated vowel sounds.For
instance, the "Y" is associated with the sound of a "long e", as in "team".
The H is associated with the sound of a "short a" as "ah!" The Vav is
associated with the vowel "u" and produces the sound in the word "cool." Thus,
the name of the Creator sounds something like "ee-ah oo' ah", with the accent on
the second of the three syllables, as is the pronunciation convention in Hebrew.
A brief study in linguistics.
To translate is
to explain the meaning of one language using the words of another.
is to spell a word using the letters of another language.
am" is the English translation of the meaning of God's personal name.
transliteration of God's personal name is YHVH, with vowels added, YAHVEH,
translated to I AM WHO I AM.
The four Hebrew
letters transliterated YHVH are:
a Yod, rhymes
with "rode", which we transliterate "Y"
a He, rhymes
with "say", which we transliterate "H"
a Vav, like
"lava", which we transliterate "V"
No matter what
language you use, whether you translate or transliterate,
YHVH's name means "I am that I am" and it directly points to His real name, which is
the same in all languages.
What is not
the CHURCH? There are a lot of things the Church is not but at least: It is not
established by anyone but Jesus. It is not to hold lordship of one over the
other. It is not to lead men into bondage nor appoint kings or officers over
men. It is not to go under the authority of others. It is not to apply to others
for gifts, gratuities and benefits. The Church is neither father, master nor
king but it is servant to all in the perfect law of liberty.
This is where Yahshua the Messiah's Congregation is being built by His true
followers, where membership is "registered in Heaven"! So it is that
we grow to appreciate the profitable application of the lessons
learned from our own humble experiences in the form of our offering
of this thin milk. We do our best to share these revealed truths in
a manner acceptable to both believers and to unbelievers. These
actions are in obedience to the works of our faith. As set out in
Hebrews 10:24 by our Father's Word; "And let us consider one another
in order to _stir up love and good works_, ^25 not forsaking the
assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but
_exhorting one another_, and so much the more as you see the Day
For if we sin willfully after we have received the
knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for
sins, ^27 but a certain fearful expectation of judgment which will
devour the adversaries." To have been blessed with the smallest
morsel of the wonderful knowledge of Yahweh includes the _inherent
obligation to share that knowledge with others_. Yahshua the
Messiah obviously had a certain knowledge of Yahweh, and Yah?shua
the Messiah shared that knowledge at every opportunity, and Yahshua
the Messiah told us to imitate Him_, not to be selfish with the
knowledge, or puffed up and self-righteous merely because we had
some small knowledge of our God. Yah?shua the Messiah certainly told
us to do much more than to simply believe, or have faith that all
would be well! He told us to have faith in the fact that He has paid
the penalty for our sins, and through the Grace of Yahweh, we have
been reconciled; _re-entered_ into the race to salvation ?that race
which we must still run! "Therefore...rest your hope fully upon the
grace that is to be brought to you at the revelation of Yahshua the
Messiah; _as obedient children_... but as He who called you is holy,
you also _ be holy in all your conduct_" (1 Peter 1:12-16).
then..... are the works of our faith! May you enjoy a truly
wonderful day! Living as a Natural Man - In the Messiahs Image!
Are you sure you want to be Messiah-like? If you
think you are called as an Israelite to be part of a 'normal'
ministry, think again! Our Leader's behaviour shocked the religious
establishment. The Messiah partied with crooks, drunks and
prostitutes. A prostitute kissed his feet. He did things on the
Sabbath he wasn't supposed to. He insulted dignitaries, calling them
vipers, blind fools, whitewashed tombs and other names. Those
closest to him usually had no idea what he was talking about - he's
warning them about the Pharisees and they think he's complaining
about leaving the bread behind - but to those outside his inner
circle, the Messiah wasn't nearly so intelligible. He was
acknowledged by demons and rejected by theologians. He spoke to a
fever, a tree, even a storm. Before long, Yahshua's sanity was
called into question and at one stage his family came to take charge
He was forever messing up funerals, wrecking beggars' only
source of income - their infirmities - and outraging religious
leaders. He made goo with spit and smeared it on a beggar's eyes. He
stuck his fingers in a man's ears, spat, and grabbed the man's
tongue. How many / churches/ would tolerate such ludicrous behavior?
He took a short-cut across the lake - without a boat. He sent two
thousand swine hurtling to their death. He physically assaulted
temple workers. No one - whether friends, family, admirers; devout,
legalistic or lax - could agree with him for long. Being the
embodiment of divine perfection made our Saviour such an oddity that
no one knew what to do with him. Yet our fallibility will not pave
an easier road.
The Messiah pledged us His Father's Spirit, and if
we dare follow his orders we can expect to be regularly jarring
people's sense of propriety and intelligence, just as he did. That's
the way it has always been. The works and lives of Scripture's
heroes are reverently read in pulpits across the land. But if the
Bible's characters revisited this planet, would they be honoured in
our Congregation? Even the Pharisees revered dead prophets. It's the
live ones that make us squirm.
There's Yahshua, who drank, and the
Nazarites who abstained even from grapes. Solomon wore extravagant
finery. Equally holy men wore rags. Paul's dress would get even an
apostle black-listed in most Congregations. Some lived in palaces
and some in caves. Some were free-thinkers in the realm of personal
hygiene. Many were in public disgrace, some were even outlaws, yet
they refused to conform.
The apostle Peter fished naked. Saul
stripped off his clothes and prophesied before Samuel. Isaiah walked
naked and barefoot for three years. Whether they had ice in their
veins or permafrost in their brains, you can decide, but they
established new frontiers in outlandish behaviour.
Ezekiel was vying for the weirdest entry in the Guinness Book of
Records, lying on just one side for more than a year, fuelling his
fire with dung to cook needlessly-rationed food (Yahweh wanted him
to use human feces, but Ezekiel was too straight for that). He dug
through a wall, built make-believe siege works against a brick he
called 'Jerusalem', and attacked shavings of his hair.
involved with a woman. Pious eyebrows must have shot through the
roof! Yet these were not the hare-brained schemes of religious nuts.
Men of Yahweh were obeying the holy leadings of the Almighty.
Samson, flat on his face - tripped over his hair again. Nearby is a Nazarite, desperately trying to suppress his laughter (laugh at
Samson and you laugh all the way to hospital). Under divine
direction, the Nazarite has shaved his entire head. Here we have two
men led of His Holy Spirit. One we'd reject because his hair has
never seen a razor, the other because his hair has seen a razor.
Everyone knows saints must conform to our standards.
I could prattle
on forever about the mad-cap antics of clowns like Samson, the
long-haired lout who brought the house down - on top of himself;
Jacob, who had an angel in a headlock; Daniel, who ended up on the
lion's menu, not because he prayed but because he insisted on
praying on his knees with the windows wide open. I could lampoon
whole armies - like the one that snuck off to battle insisting that
the choir go first, or Joshua's troops who waddled around in circles
to the (short-lived) amusement of Jericho's inhabitants. (How
embarrassing to be in that dizzy army. The locals must have died
I'm telling you, you and I are the first sane Israelites
that have ever lived! But honestly, has Yahweh stopped prompting
people to break with convention, or have we stopped heeding his
prompting? Has Yahweh exhausted his creativity, or are we exhausting
his patience? I am being neither radical nor dogmatic. I'm simply
pleading for an army of Messiah-centered saints, dedicated to
allowing the Spirit of Yahweh to express Himself through us in the
way He chooses, rather than the way our tomato brains think He
If your life and ministry seems bland, that's fine,
provided it's a calling, not a cop-out. Virtually no one in our
modern world seeks the Yahweh of all knowledge for truly innovative
ways of portraying the nature and message of Yahweh. I am not
talking about gimmicks, but of being channels of Yahweh's splendour;
free, like the prophets of old, from the straight-jacket of human
tradition; willing to carry obedience to the extreme of appearing
the greatest oddball since John penned Revelation. (John, by the
way, was locked up before he wrote his bizarre book. In our era,
he'd be put away after he wrote it. It was non-Israelites who had
him put away, but who would it be today?)
Part of us recoils from a
God so superior that His acts take us by surprise. It's unsettling
to have a God so vibrant, so bursting with life and creativity and
personality, that in comparison the most dynamic of us seem listless
We'd much prefer Yahweh to be a machine; as coldly
predictable as a lump of metal trapped by a simple law of physics.
There's something reassuring about an idol.
Within us lurks a desire
to fashion a god in the image of a cuddly teddy bear that says 'I
love you' when we press the right button and never disturbs us by
doing or asking the unexpected.
From cover to cover, the Bible
demonstrates that Yahweh's character is wonderfully predictable and
his methods wondrously unpredictable.
When Yah'shua healed, for
instance, you could never be sure whether he would visit, heal from
a distance, or initially ignore the person. You would never know
whether he would address demons or the illness, speak of sin or
faith, bless, ask questions, spit, lay hands, or tell the person to
wash or stretch or pick up a bed or see a priest.
Lest we try
limiting Yahweh to the vast array of Yah'shua's earthly methods, the
rest of Scripture shows the Most High healing by the use of shadows,
handkerchiefs, oil, fig paste, a dead prophet's bones, an image of a
snake, lying on the afflicted, dipping in the Jordan - and if you
want a full list, you have still missed the point.
impossibility, the Almighty has unlimited possibilities. So let's
not think that service must conform to our petty notions before it
can sparkle with divine greatness.
Let's cut the ropes and let
Yahweh express his boundless creativity through us. We are so
tradition-bound as to confuse ministry with mimicry. Unless we are
called to a musty, second-hand vocation, we conclude we're not
called at all.
Don't be a buzzard circling the corpse of a worn-out
ministry when you could be an eagle soaring with His Holy Spirit to
fresh expressions of the grandeur of Yahweh.
Every human mind is
chained to established practice and custom. All that distinguishes
any of us is the length of our leash. The implications haunt me.
Like the Pharisees of old, we can be horrified at the actions of our
spiritual forebears - adamant that we could not possibly be so
blinded by religious prejudice as to oppose a work of Yahweh - and
yet make grave misjudgements of the same magnitude that
Yahweh-fearing people have been making for millennia.
I make no plea
for blind tolerance. That's one of the fad heresies of our age, and
even the bigoted Pharisees wrongly tolerated temple money-changers.
But whether they erred on the side of acceptance or rejection, the
Pharisees' error was always the same: they let the accepted norms of
their group ring so loud in their ears that they couldn't hear the
heartbeat of Yahweh. Like us, they were sure they would never make
such a mistake. So though I don't preach mindless acceptance, I urge
caution - especially since Yahweh's primary concern is to enlighten
me concerning His leading for my life, not His personal leading for
everyone else. Yahweh is most elevated, not by a hundred imitations
of ?Billy Graham?, but by a hundred common folk, each being true to
their unique calling.
The result will much more accurately reflect
the multi-faceted character of Yahweh. Our great Yahweh is a
Humorist as well as a Judge; a Musician as well as an Orator; a
Servant and a King. Just look at creation: Yahweh is an Artist, an
Engineer, an Inventor, a Gardener. He's a Bio-chemist, a Mid-wife, a
Philosopher, a Labourer, an Architect - does the list ever end? In
the vastness of Yahweh's nature there must be a tiny element that
you can portray better than anyone else ever has - if you accept the
challenge of a truly Spirit-led life, instead of a pale imitation of
Just as the life-styles of Yah'shua and John the
Baptist differed enormously, there should be a rich diversity within
the body of the Messiah?s Congregation.
Unfortunately, a warped view
of holiness and/or submission often leads to drab conformity. In
reality, this is carnality - the inability to love or appreciate
anyone different from ourselves
To reach the many different people
groups he encountered, Paul became 'all things to all men'. If Paul,
as an individual, could contemplate this, imagine the breadth that
should be evident within the Congregation as a whole.
possible only if we allow His Holy Spirit to nurture our
individuality. Don't despise the unique blend of abilities bestowed
on you by the keenest Mind in the universe. Stop envying the life of
others and start clarifying your own call. If, to your thinking,
that call seems insignificant, the thing to be ashamed of, is not
your calling, but your thinking!
One of the best kept secrets of our time is that the
kingdom of God was a "viable republic" operating in the heart of the
Roman Empire. As Rome declined into a state of chaos, famine and
violence the Christians prospered. Envy brought persecution and finally
the Emperor tried to create his own brand of
The phrase kingdom of God in the Greek simply means the
right to be ruled by God and not by other men who think they are gods.2
Christ like John and Moses and Abraham was teaching about liberty under
And I will walk at liberty: for I seek thy precepts.
What are the precepts of God? One is to not covet thy
neighbor's goods even through the agency of governments. Because
Christians would not participate in the social welfare schemes of the
Pharisees, Rome or other countries of the “world”3,
they were compelled by necessity to aid one another in a network of
It had to be efficient and effective in order to spark
the interest of good people. It wasn't a matter of blind faith but
faithful understanding and diligence.
For any system of charity and general welfare to
function without corruption and abuse it was essential that
congregations, or cell groups, of the early Christians had to remain
small and intimate, sincere and dedicated. Like the early settlers in
the wilderness of this country people had to be willing and ready to
drop what ever they were doing to come to the aid of their neighbor.
They didn't wait for some bureaucracy or distant
government to come to their aid or provide some service, they tended to
it themselves. Only from such people can liberty be nurtured.
The Spirit of the Lord [is] upon me, because he hath
anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal
the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering
of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, Luke
governments in the days of the decline of Rome were overwhelmed with
successive depressions and inflation caused by the use of iron coin,
instead of silver coin, and excessive public debt. The dept was caused
by a burgeoning welfare system, excessive military spending, and
corruption which drained the national treasury. Efforts were made to
forestall the inevitable, including an increase in debilitating taxation
on the middle class, stealing of the natural resources of neighboring
states and and cutting back on former benefits and civil services. This
all lead to a general mistrust of one corrupt regime after another. The
rise of the Roman police state to maintain order brought oppression and
abuse within the courts. Maintaining the power of the state became more
important than the liberty and rights of the citizens.
There had already been a break down of the family
preceded by a decline in the congregating of families in a voluntary
charitable network of “hearths”. This had been the basis of social
health in the rise of Rome.
People of history who have gathered together according
to the precepts of the teachings of men like Abraham, Moses and Jesus
were able to survive the decline and fall of the nations bound together
under the world order of the Pax Romana.
In order for this network to work, the people had to
have an abiding interest in mercy and justice and they had to care about
others as much as they cared about themselves. Small groups cared for
each other's real and practicle needs, but were also linked in a network
of charity and faith. This is what Abraham and Moses, John and Jesus and
many other prophets of God have done for thousands of years in order to
become free people and remain free from the tyranny and despotism of
Such governments of trust and faith, hope and mercy did
not come about over night but began with simple mutual concerns for
others. They learned to care about each others'
and life as much as they cared about their own personal liberty and
Coming together in simple ways is what people need to do
now, while it is easy and painless.
Natural Israelite Bible
20:1 And Yahweh spoke all these
20:2 "I am Yahweh your God, who brought you
out of the land of Egypt; the house of bondage.
20:3 "You shall have no other gods before Me.
20:4 "You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of
anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or
that is in the water under the earth;
20:5 you shall not bow down to them nor serve them. For I,
Yahweh your God, am a jealous God, visiting
the iniquity of the fathers on the
children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate Me,
20:6 but showing mercy to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My
20:7 "You shall not take the name of Yahweh
your God in vain, for Yahweh will not hold
him guiltless who takes His name in vain.
20:8 "Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it
20:9 Six days you shall labor and do all your work,
20:10 but the seventh day is the Sabbath of Yahweh
your God. In it you shall do no work: you, nor your son, nor your
daughter, nor your
male servant, nor your female servant, nor your cattle, nor your
stranger who is within your gates.
20:11 For in six days Yahweh made
the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested
the seventh day. Therefore Yahweh blessed the Sabbath day and hallowed it.
20:12 "Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long
upon the land which Yahweh your God
is giving you.
20:13 "You shall not murder.
20:14 "You shall not commit adultery.
20:15 "You shall not steal.
20:16 "You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
20:17 "You shall not covet your neighbor's house; you shall not covet
your neighbor's wife, nor his male servant, nor his female servant, nor
his ox, nor his donkey, nor anything that is your neighbor's."
20:18 Now all the people witnessed the thunderings, the lightning
flashes, the sound of the trumpet, and the mountain smoking; and
when the people saw it, they trembled and stood afar off.
20:19 Then they said to Moses, "You speak with us, and we will hear; but
let not Yahweh speak with us, lest we die."
20:20 And Moses said to the people, "Do not fear; for
Yahweh has come to
test you, and that His fear may be before you, so that you may not sin."
I will give thanks to the LORD because of his righteousness and will
sing praise to the name of the LORD Most High.