יתןת      Perhaps you know Him as Jesus. . .    יתןת

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.

 

Genesis 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 at first 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 word, Messiah.  

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 it.

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 symbol.'"

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."   Jer 16:19-21

 

    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." 

 

Natural Israelite Bible


Our King's Name is also important:

  • Luke 9:48
    Then he said to them, "Whoever welcomes this little child in My Name 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 14:14
    You may ask me for anything in My Name, and I will do it.  John 14:13-15 (in Context) John 14 (Whole Chapter)
  • John 14:26
    But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My Name, 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 9:16  I will show him how much he must suffer for My Name." Acts 9:15-17 (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)
  • 1 Corinthians 1:15
    so no one can say that you were baptized into My Name. 1 Corinthians 1:14-16 (in Context) 1 Corinthians 1 (Whole Chapter)
  • Revelation 2:3
    You have persevered and have endured hardships for My Name, and have not grown weary.
    Revelation 2:2-4 (in Context) Revelation 2 (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)

"Your Name"

  • 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 12:28
    Father, glorify Your Name!" John 12:27-29 (in Context) John 12 (Whole Chapter)
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  • 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)
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  • 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)
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  • 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 Your Name, both small and great— and for destroying those who destroy the earth."  Revelation 11:17-19 (in Context) Revelation 11 (Whole Chapter)
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  • Revelation 15:4
    Who will not fear you, O Lord, and bring glory to Your Name? 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)
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Daily Bible passage:

 


  • Leviticus 20:3
    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)
  • Leviticus 22:2
    "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)
  • Leviticus 22:32
    Do not profane my Holy Name. I must be acknowledged as holy by the Israelites. I am the LORD, who makes you holy
    Leviticus 22:31-33 (in Context) Leviticus 22 (Whole Chapter)
  • 1 Chronicles 16:10
    Glory in his Holy Name; let the hearts of those who seek the LORD rejoice.
    1 Chronicles 16:9-11 (in Context) 1 Chronicles 16 (Whole Chapter)
  • 1 Chronicles 16:35
    Cry out, "Save us, O God our Savior; gather us and deliver us from the nations, that we may give thanks to your Holy Name, that we may glory in your praise."
    1 Chronicles 16:34-36 (in Context) 1 Chronicles 16 (Whole Chapter)
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  • 1 Chronicles 29:16
    O LORD our God, as for all this abundance that we have provided for building you a temple for your Holy Name, it comes from your hand, and all of it belongs to you.
    1 Chronicles 29:15-17 (in Context) 1 Chronicles 29 (Whole Chapter)
  • Psalm 30:4
    Sing to the LORD, you saints of his; praise his Holy Name.
    Psalm 30:3-5 (in Context) Psalm 30 (Whole Chapter)
  • Psalm 33:21
    In him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in his Holy Name.
    Psalm 33:20-22 (in Context) Psalm 33 (Whole Chapter)
  • Psalm 97:12
    Rejoice in the LORD, you who are righteous, and praise his Holy Name.
    Psalm 97:11-12 (in Context) Psalm 97 (Whole Chapter)
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  • Psalm 103:1
    [ Of David. ] Praise the LORD, O my soul; all my inmost being, praise his Holy Name.
    Psalm 103:1-3 (in Context) Psalm 103 (Whole Chapter)
  • Psalm 105:3
    Glory in his Holy Name; let the hearts of those who seek the LORD rejoice.
    Psalm 105:2-4 (in Context) Psalm 105 (Whole Chapter)
  • Psalm 106:47
    Save us, O LORD our God, and gather us from the nations, that we may give thanks to your Holy Name and glory in your praise.
    Psalm 106:46-48 (in Context) Psalm 106 (Whole Chapter)
  • Psalm 145:21
    My mouth will speak in praise of the LORD. Let every creature praise his Holy Name for ever and ever.
    Psalm 145:20-21 (in Context) Psalm 145 (Whole Chapter)
  • Ezekiel 20:39
    " '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)
  • Ezekiel 36:20
    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)
  • Ezekiel 36:21
    I had concern for my Holy Name, which the house of Israel profaned among the nations where they had gone.
    Ezekiel 36:20-22 (in Context) Ezekiel 36 (Whole Chapter)
  • Ezekiel 36:22
    "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)
  • Ezekiel 39:7
    " '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)
  • Ezekiel 39:25
    "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)
  • Ezekiel 43:7
    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)
  • Ezekiel 43:8
    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)
  • Amos 2:7
    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)


Further Research, contributed by a new Friend :

The Scriptures

Published by Institute for Scripture Research

PO Box 1830

Northriding

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South Africa

www.messianic.co.za

 

The Besorah of Yahusha

Urchinsea Designs

1861 South Patrick Drive #135

Indian Harbor Bech, Florida 32937

www.thebesorah.com

This translation prints the two divine names in the Paleo-Hebrew and is very accurate.

 

Hebrew Gospel of Matthew

Mercer University Press

1400 Coleman Avenue

Macon, Georgia 31207

www.mupress.org

 

The Hebraic Roots Version Scriptures

Institute for Scripture Research

PO Box 1830

2162 Northriding

Republic of South Africa

www.messianic.co.za

This is the same publisher as The Scriptures.

It is slightly different, but the references are very good.

 

The New King James Version

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Greetings Seeker,

We haven't met yet, but unless you are seeking the truth about why we 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 entertainment available to you. 

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 line. 

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 YahSheua, eight letters.  Thus the title for this domain, dedicated to those searching for His Eternal Domain through His Revealed Word.

Each Heart will hear the call

  • 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."

Ezekiel 1: 4-9 Ferrar Fenton Bible


YHVH or in Hebrew

 

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: 

 

    Originally 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.

To transliterate is to spell a word using the letters of another language.

"I am" is the English translation of the meaning of God's personal name.

The English 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"

another He

 

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.


 

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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 approaching.

  • 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).

  • These 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 of him.

  • 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.

  • You'd think 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.

  • Hosea got 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.

  • See 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 laughing).

  • 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 should move.

  • 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 and boring.
  • 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.
  • For every 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 someone else.
  • 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.
  • This is 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!

(Courtesy of God's Natural Church)


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 Roman Christianity.

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 God.

And I will walk at liberty: for I seek thy precepts. Psalms 119:45

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 freewill charity.

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 4:18

The world 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 authoritarian benefactors.

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' liberty and life as much as they cared about their own personal liberty and needs.

Coming together in simple ways is what people need to do now, while it is easy and painless.

Peace on your house

Brother Gregory at www.hisholychurch.net 


 

Exodus 20: Natural Israelite Bible
20:1 And Yahweh spoke all these words, saying:
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 commandments.
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 holy.
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."


 

  • Psalm 7:17
    I will give thanks to the LORD because of his righteousness and will sing praise to the name of the LORD Most High.

  • Psalm 7:16-17 (in Context) Psalm 7 (Whole Chapter)
  • Psalm 9:2
    I will be glad and rejoice in you; I will sing praise to your name, O Most High.
    Psalm 9:1-3 (in Context) Psalm 9 (Whole Chapter)
  • Psalm 83:18
    Let them know that you, whose name is the LORD— that you alone are the Most High over all the earth.
    Psalm 83:17-18 (in Context) Psalm 83 (Whole Chapter)
  • Psalm 92:1
    [ A psalm. A song. For the Sabbath day. ] It is good to praise the LORD and make music to your name, O Most High,
    Psalm 92:1-3 (in Context) Psalm 92 (Whole Chapter)


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