Tisha B’av and the destruction of the Set-Apart [Holy] Temples

From sundown tonight to sundown tomorrow night is the 9th of the Jewish month of Av [Av is one of the words that means father in Hebrew]. This day has been a day of curses to the Hebrews and the Jews [“Jews” refers to the Hebrew tribe of Judah] and is considered by many to be the main day historically when the worst has happened to them. I have copied a lot of links below that go into the history of this day and the tragedies. Reading about the second Temple being destroyed and what the people went through in Yerushalayim [Jerusalem] brought out many tears. I hope you take a few minutes and learn about what ELOHIM [Hebrew word for GOD and who I believe is FATHER/SON/SPIRIT], and HIS prophets and people went through. Continue reading

Handling halloween wisely – J. John Canon

This is a well written piece by a minister from the United Kingdom named J. John [Canon].  He is an excellent and thought provoking speaker. He does have a website and while I haven’t looked over most of it, I felt this piece below was appropriate to pass on considering halloween is coming up. I used to celebrate halloween, in fact, it was my favorite holiday, I loved it!  After reading what J. John wrote about how it dishonored ELOHIM [Hebrew word for GOD and who I believe is FATHER/SON/SPIRIT] and the further investigating I did on its roots, I decided to throw out all my halloween decorations and not celebrate it anymore because I wanted to show ELOHIM I loved HIM more than HIS enemy: death and darkness and evil and wickedness [witchcraft] and deceit and uncleanness and pagan ways, all of which halloween celebrates. There is nothing of Life, Light, Goodness, Truth, Cleanness, and ELOHIM’S Way involved at all in that celebration! Continue reading