Who Does One Honor On A Birthday?

You would think it would be an easy question to answer. Yet, who gets honored on the day many celebrate as the day JESUS/YESHUA’YAH was born? If we were to ask HIM what HE wanted for HIS birthday, HE would likely point us to Scripture:

Deuteronomy/D’varim 15: 10 You shall give to him freely, and your heart shall not be grudging when you give to him, because for this the Lord your God will bless you in all your work and in all that you undertake. 11 For there will never cease to be poor in the land. Therefore I command you, ‘You shall open wide your hand to your brother, to the needy and to the poor, in your land.’

Psalm/Tehillim 112:9 He has distributed freely; he has given to the poor; his righteousness endures forever; his horn is exalted in honor.

Proverbs/Mishlei 14:21 Whoever despises his neighbor is a sinner, but blessed is he who is generous to the poor.

Isaiah/Yesha’Yahu 58:7 Is it not to share your bread with the hungry and bring the homeless poor into your house; when you see the naked, to cover him, and not to hide yourself from your own flesh?

Ezekiel/Yechezk’El 16:49 Behold, this was the guilt of your sister Sodom: she and her daughters had pride, excess of food, and prosperous ease, but did not aid the poor and needy.

Matthew/Mattityahu 25:37- 40 Then the righteous will answer him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?’ And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.’

Luke 12: 33 Sell your possessions, and give to the needy. Provide yourselves with moneybags that do not grow old, with a treasure in the heavens that does not fail, where no thief approaches and no moth destroys. 34 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.…

Luke 14: 12 Then Jesus said to the man who had invited Him, “When you host a dinner or a banquet, do not invite your friends or brothers or relatives or rich neighbors. Otherwise, they may invite you in return, and you will be repaid. 13But when you host a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, and the blind, 14and you will be blessed. Since they cannot repay you, you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous.”…

Acts 2:44 All the believers were together and had everything in common. 45Selling their possessions and goods, they shared with anyone who was in need. 46With one accord they continued to meet daily in the temple courts and to break bread from house to house, sharing their meals with gladness and sincerity of heart,…

Acts 20:35 In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’”

Romans 12:13 Contribute to the needs of the saints and seek to show hospitality.
James/Ya’akov [Jacob] 1:27 Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world.

I John/Yochanan 3:17-18 But if anyone has the world’s goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God’s love abide in him? Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.

Can you imagine what would happen if all Christians helped those in need instead of doing what they typically do for Christmas? What if everyone who celebrated Christmas did this? How many needy/homeless/starving would there be left in the USA or the world even? Our Dear Beloved FATHER in Heaven, would you like to answer these questions, in JESUS/YESHUA’YAH’S Most Blessed NAME, AMEN?

https://www.investopedia.com/financial-edge/1212/what-people-spend-on-christmas-around-the-world.aspx

Shoppers in the US spend an average of $900 per person on Christmas gifts.

The majority of the population is spending Christmas in the company of their family and friends, with the largest part of Holiday budget spent on the gifts for family. Apart from the gifts, other expenses include decorations, candy and greetings cards.

In Europe, residents of the United Kingdom and Spain are expected to spend the most for Christmas – $321 and $252, respectively. Poland and Russia are expected to spend the least at $107 and $115, respectively.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/bryanpearson/2016/12/22/holiday-spending-to-exceed-1-trillion-and-11-other-surprising-data-points-of-christmas/#38578b39247f

$1 trillion: The total expected holiday sales this year are actually expected to exceed $1 trillion. That represents a 3.6% to 4% increase over 2015. (Deloitte, “2016 Holiday Survey”) $419: The average amount U.S. adults plan to spend on holiday-related items this holiday season. (International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), “The 2016 ICSC Super Saturday study”) [the first link in this paragraph is now for 2020 and the second link no longer works]

https://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/news/research-reveals-how-much-money-gets-spent-on-christmas-presents-every-minute-around-the-world/

The biggest Christmas spenders:

Rank

Country

Spend on Christmas presents per minute during Dec ($)

1

USA

2,372,227

2

UK

569,682

3

Germany

359,250

4

France

341,419

5

Italy

262,694

6

Spain

197,221

7

Australia

99,788

8

Poland

56,802

9

Austria

46,891

10

Romania

46,676

11

Czech Republic

40,393

12

Belgium

35,235

13

Netherlands

14,234

14

Luxembourg

3,653

https://www.alliantcreditunion.org/money-mentor/how-much-are-americans-spending-this-holiday-season

[the above link is now for 2020 but the info below is from 2019]

Gifts. Decorations. Travel. There are so many fun things to spend money on this time of year. But just how much are Americans spending this holiday season [Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa]? Let’s take a look.

After seeing overall holiday sales increase 2.1 percent in 2018, the National Retail Federation (NRF) expects Americans to spend this holiday season another 4 percent, bringing overall holiday spending to nearly $30 billion [2019]. Whoa!

JESUS/YESHUA’YAH said in Luke 6:31, “Do to others as you would have them do to you.” and in John/Yochanan 14:15, “If you love me, you will obey my commandments.”. It is never too late to do for HIM what HE would truly love.

Praises, Blessings and Thanks to our Well Beloved GOD/ELOHIM! May our Dear Blessed FATHER in Heaven bless as many as possible with the ability to have the Heart and Mind of HIS Dear Blessed SON by giving us eyes to see, ears to hear, and hearts and minds teachable and open to the Dear Blessed SPIRIT OF TRUTH, WISDOM, UNDERSTANDING, KNOWLEDGE – Isaiah/Yesha’Yahu 11:2 – so that we show our Well Beloved SAVIOR the True Love HE asked for by obeying HIM! In HIS Most Precious NAME JESUS/YESHUA’YAH, AMEN!  

The Du Tillet Matthew: is it the correct one?

The previous study, where I first brought up about the du Tillet Hebrew Matthew/Mattityahu, included information that looked at the possibility of our present Gospel of Matthew being from a scroll written with errors in it. See link to previous study below:

Matthew 1: The answer to the question is 42 not 41!

I did a search on the du Tillet and found a couple of sites that had researched and presented their information on that manuscript, links will be included below. One site also had available in pdf an old book written and published about the du Tillet including translation in English called, “An Old Hebrew Text of St. Matthew’s Gospel” by Hugh Schonfield 1927. Link and quote from the book are below.

http://www.torahresource.com/DuTillet/Schonfield.pdf

“When we turn to the New Testament we find that there are reasons for suspecting a Hebrew or Aramaic original for the Gospels of Matthew, Mark and John, and for the Apocalypse.”, from Preface page vii. On the next page, Schonfield goes into information that states he believes the canonical Gospel to be an abridged edition of a larger original work with even more information then we have today of CHRIST and HIS saying and of which only fragments have survived. He further states that he believes the Judaean Christians were going to use it as the last book of the Old Testament canon. It has been referred to by the names “The Gospel”, “The Gospel of the Lord”, “The Gospel of the Twelve, or, of the Apostles”, “The Gospel of the Hebrews”, and “The Hebrew Matthew”. He believed the original to be in Hebrew and possibly Aramaic and that the Greek renderings were from it and could be proven as such. When I was in Israel I met a scholar who stated that he believed the Greek to be secondary to the Aramaic. I found out there is an Aramaic vs Greek primacy dispute between Eastern and Western scholars in regards to the original New Testament manuscripts.

In “Caesar and Christ” by Will Durant, on page 616 is this paragraph which backs up what Schonfield said above:

“The literature of Christianity in the second century abounded in gospels epistles, apocalypses, and “acts.” Christians differed widely in accepting or rejecting these as authoritative expressions of the Christian creed. The Western churches accepted the Book of Revelation, the Eastern churches generally rejected it; these accepted the Gospel according to the Hebrews and the Epistles of James, the Western churches discarded them. Clement of Alexandria quotes as sacred scripture a late first-century treatise, The Teaching of the Twelve Apostles. Marcion’s publication of a New Testament forced the hand of the Church. We do not know when the books of our present New Testament were determined as canonical-i.e., as authentic and inspired;; we can only say that a Latin fragment discovered by Muratori in 1740, named after him, and generally assigned to ca.180, assumes that the canon had by that time been fixed.”

On page 556 Durant says, “Orthodox tradition placed Matthew’s Gospel first. Irenaeus describes it as originally composed in “Hebrew”-i.e., Aramaic; but it has come down to us only in Greek.” This agrees with what is stated in the preface of the “Holy Bible: Ancient Eastern Text” by George Lamsa:

With reference to….the originality of the Peshitta text, as the Patriarch and Head of the Holy Apostolic and Catholic Church of the East, we wish to state, that the Church of the East received the scriptures from the hands of the blessed Apostles themselves in the Aramaic original, the language spoken by our Lord Jesus Christ Himself, and that the Peshitta is the text of the Church of the East which has come down from the Biblical times without any change or revision.”

Mar Eshai Shimun

by Grace, Catholicos Patriarch of the East

April 5, 1957

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Tongues: what is the Truth?

There are big divisions in churches/congregations and with believers which are separating people. I look forward to the Truth being fully known when YESHUA’YAH/JESUS returns so believers can be united again and turn from what is not the Truth, AMEN! Tongues is one area of division but remember, it is not salvational. From what I have experienced/read about, some believe the Biblical gifts are not being manifested anymore, others say they are but not much and wonder why, many others are way too loose and not using the Bible how they need to discern correctly.

GOD/ELOHIM has impressed upon me that during these days of great deception, we need to lift up in prayer ANYTHING involving supernatural occurrences, dreams, visions, prophesying, healing – there can be false healing too, prayers we or others pray – especially praying for something but not asking for GOD’S/ELOHIM’S Will, etc. This is to protect us from deception, the will of our flesh, pride, other people’s wills, and error in beliefs, etc. GOD/ELOHIM is not going to take something from us HE has given but HE will take away what is not of HIM if we ask for discernment and help, AMEN!

YESHUA’YAH/JESUS did talk about night coming when no one could work which is from John/Yochanan 9:4 and I wonder if this is why the Gifts are not being manifested as much. I believe there is much deception replacing the Truth. This is an anti-christ spirit – something replacing the Truth. The belief that tongues are languages and are only valid when someone can interpret is Scriptural and what I believe. There are many who believe that what they speak, which does not sound like a language and that no one interprets, is tongues. So what is the Truth? Continue reading

Who is the bright and morning star of Revelation 22:16?

Revelation 22:16  “I, Jesus, have sent my angel to testify to you about these things for the churches. I am the root and the descendant of David, the bright morning star.”

Daniel [Dani’el] 12:3And those who are wise shall shine like the brightness of the sky above; and those who turn many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever.

Based on examining what looks to be all verses concerning “morning stars”, I believe that it is mainly a special designation for a “bright” person who “shines” and “sparkles like a star” turning others to righteousness, and also is used for certain angels/messengers/hosts. I also believe that King David is the “bright and morning star” referred to in Revelation 22:16, not JESUS/YESHUA. Please examine the Scriptures below and the comments with them. Continue reading

Acts 15:20 and 29, Gentile Christians can eat unclean things but not blood or…

Deuteronomy/D’varim 5:29 – Oh that they had such a heart as this always, to fear me and to keep all my commandments, that it might go well with them and with their descendants forever!


Much controversy surrounds Acts 15:20 and 29 and Acts 21:25. If CHRIST stood in front of you and said for you to not eat meat unless it had been slaughtered to have the blood drained from it or not to eat meat offered to idols/false gods, would you obey? What many do not understand from Acts 15 is that the Gentile believers in CHRIST were having a hard time following all of the ways the Jewish believers were following which included circumcision, not eating unclean things [pork, shellfish, fish without scales, turtles, snails, frogs, etc. – see Leviticus/Wayikra 11 and Deuteronomy/D’varim 14], not committing fornication [see links below under “root words of porneia”], not eating blood or strangled things [either not slaughtering to get the blood out or outright eating/drinking blood], not eating food offered to idols [either slaughtered to other gods or part of a celebration or altar to another god] and probably other things as well. The ways of the Gentiles was not set-apart/qadosh/holy like the Hebrews who had been given the Way of YHWH [the LORD]. Continue reading

Obelisks as monuments [matzevot] – the curses of Egypt are upon us!

From the links below, it looks like matzevot are used as monuments and an obelisk is one form it can take. Considering the numerous verses where ELOHIM is clear that anything pagan separates HIM from HIS people and HE commanded to be the only ONE worshiped by them, it is sad that many today [Christians and Jews] do not realize what they are embracing since the obelisk was specifically for a pagan deity, the sun god. Continue reading

YHWH’S [the LORD’S] servants bless HIS NAME!

Few people I have observed bless YHWH’S NAME [the LORD’S NAME] even those in leadership positions in Churches. According to King David in Psalm 134:1 and 145:10, the holy [faithful, saints, godly, loyal, servants, righteous, merciful, kind ones] bless HIS NAME. See below for the Strong’s root words/meanings of “holy” as in “the saints” and for other verses that say to bless YHWH’S NAME. Going by what King David said, blessing YHWH is a sign of spiritual closeness. Many thank and praise HIM but how many bless HIS NAME? I have even brought this up to some, encouraging them to bless HIM in addition to the thanks and praise, and the next time I heard them – again there were no blessings. Continue reading

Search for YHWH [the LORD] with all your heart!!!

There is so much information in Scripture that people are not listening to or understanding and some do not want to understand because there would be big changes that would have to be made in their lives. Many Churches are not teaching the Narrow Way or they have the wide way mixed in with the Narrow and are not doing the work they need to do to be completely Set-Apart to ELOHIM’S Way. The fact that FATHER/SON/SPIRIT can only be worshiped in Truth and that what is required of those in Covenant is complete obedience to ELOHIM’S Way, is abundantly clear throughout both the Old and New Testaments [Covenants].

ELOHIM [Hebrew word for GOD] has been through so much because of people being deceived. People give in to their weaknesses. They end up wanting what is of the enemy and do not want ELOHIM only. They end up being used by the enemy because they do not know or understand the Truth. This breaks my heart because FATHER/SON/SPIRIT deserve our complete obedience out of love for THEM not just because of THEM being ELOHIM. What many do not realize is that one day we will have no choice but to only worship and live the Way of ELOHIM, in the Set-Apart [Holy] City forever! HalleluYAH!!! Continue reading

Happy Anniversary – how I got out of the Matrix and found the True Trinity!

3 years ago last week, I felt like Neo in the Matrix, waking up in the real world which was horrific compared to what he had thought was the real one. When I had my big wake up call I felt very much like I believe he did and what was shown me changed most of my beliefs! I thought I had known the truth, I was certain of it, but after dealing with a near possession for almost 4 months and spending a lot of money trying to figure out what was happening to me, I finally was shown in a way I had no doubts about that the Bible is True! It set me free from New Age and pagan worship and healing methods I had gotten involved in that connected me to demons not the real GOD who I was seeking! Continue reading

Texas abortion bill, let’s get our FATHER in Heaven’s attention by thanking, praising, and blessing HIS NAME!

Look’s like the bill will come up again for a vote on Tuesday, July 9th unless something changes. Instead of doing another “fast and prayer”, wanted to try something different to get our FATHER [ABBA] in Heaven’s attention. So let us “thank HIM, praise HIM, and bless HIS name” and ask for HIS Will to be done!

There are some examples of this in verses at the bottom of this study. Try singing them to HIM or write your own and sing them. Also, if you have never bowed/knelt/prostrated yourself to HIM why are you waiting to bring joy to HIS heart? We will all be doing this when we are with HIM forever, so why not start now and teach others? What a wonderful gift you would be giving HIM! If you have never done it before, what a great way to get HIS attention! I also will be thanking, praising, and blessing the NAME of HIS SON, our MESSIAH [CHRIST] and KING! Continue reading