Are you eating food offered to idols?

Another revelation I was given in Israel regarding how I was not obeying Elohim [Hebrew word for God and who I believe is FATHER/SON/HOLY SPIRIT] involved eating food offered to idols. Looking at the same verses I used for the study “Read Acts – blood is not food”, we find information on keeping away from what has been offered to idols. Acts 15:19 – “…abstain from things polluted by idols…”, Acts 15:29 – “abstain from what has been sacrificed/offered to idols…”, Acts 21:25 – “…abstain from what had been sacrificed/offered to idols…”. Continue reading

10 Commandments, Altars as “he” and “she”, Common/Profane/Wounded the Suffering Servant

The above link is from Jeffrey Benner’s site, Ancient Hebrew Research Center and his mechanical translation of the 10 Commandments. He has studied modern to late Hebrew and has gotten into the early and middle Hebrew as well [paleo to semetic]. Very interesting to read.

One item of big interest, I feel, looking at his study on Exodus/Sh’mot 20 is that altars made from earth are referred to as “he”. Altars made from stone look to be referred to as “she” and if the stone was hewn it says: “given that you waved your sword upon her, and you (made) her [common],”, which comes from “will much pierce her”. Excerpt below is about the altar made from hewn stone from the link at the top.

וְאִם מִזְבַּח אֲבָנִים תַּעֲשֶׂה לִּי לֹא תִבְנֶה אֶתְהֶן גָּזִית כִּי חַרְבְּךָ הֵנַפְתָּ עָלֶיהָ וַתְּחַלְלֶהָ

we’im miz’bahh a’va’nim ta’a’seh li lo tiv’neh et’hen ga’zit ki hhar’be’kha hey’naph’ta a’ley’ah wat’hhal’le’le’ah 

and~IF ALTAR STONE~s you(ms)~will~DO to~me NOT you(ms)~will~BUILD AT~them(f) HEWN-STONE GIVEN-THAT SWORD~you(ms) you(ms)~did~make~WAVE UPON~her and~you(ms)~will~much~PIERCE~her

and if you will (make) {an} altar {of} stones, you will not build them {of} hewn stone, given that you waved your sword upon her, and you (made) her [common],

So it sounds like an altar made from hewn stone is like a virgin made non-virgin to ELOHIM/GOD! On a similar note, I read a while back that what is profane is considered common in Scripture. So instead of using the words “common sense” I changed my word usage and instead say “good sense” to be more set-apart to ELOHIM/GOD. See this link for info on the Hebrew word “chalal = profane”:

https://www.blueletterbible.org/lang/lexicon/lexicon.cfm?Strongs=H2490&t=KJV

חָלַל châlal, khaw-lal’; a primitive root (compare H2470); also denominative (from H2485) properly, to bore, i.e. (by implication) to wound, to dissolve; figuratively, to profane (a person, place or thing), to break (one’s word), to begin (as if by an ‘opening wedge’); to play (the flute):—begin (× men began), defile, × break, defile, × eat (as common things), × first, × gather the grape thereof, × take inheritance, pipe, player on instruments, pollute, (cast as) profane (self), prostitute, slay (slain), sorrow, stain, wound.

This also makes me think about Isaiah/Yesha’Yahu 53:5 –  “But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.” Chalal is the word behind “wounded”. So the suffering servant was made wounded/profane/common/defiled for our iniquities! How beautiful ELOHIM/GOD is and how very much we owe HIM! AMEN/AMAN!

Deception: “JESUS’S” FACE on a Prayer Rug

This has been going on for years apparently. People get in the mail a small prayer rug with a picture of “JESUS’S” FACE with a crown of thorns and are told to kneel on it or spread it over their knees to receive answer to their prayer for money, health, etc. The address on the package is St. Matthew’s Churches PO Box 21210  Tulsa, OK 74121. This is one of several ways this organization sends information out to people. Below is an article about them from Wikipedia and links to other sites posting information on them and a link to them as well.

I would remind any believer in JESUS/YESHUA that an image of HIM is not allowed in Scripture per the second of the 10 commandments Exodus/Sh’mot 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. Any picture or statue or image purported to be of HIM is an idol or false god because HE does not look like that and it is not HIM so it is not worship of HIM. I repented of bowing down to and praying to statues and images such as these when my eyes were opened to the Truth because it breaks the first commandment Exodus/Sh’mot 20:3“You shall have no other gods before Me. This is how we know that the shroud of Turin is not true because it goes against the second commandment. I do not believe GOD/ELOHIM would allow it to exist if it were true because it goes against HIS direct command. I did a study on verses that show what HE looks like and can be found at this link:

http://glclifestyling.com/2013/07/what-do-the-father-ancient-of-days-his-son-word-lamb-messiah-and-his-set-apart-holy-spirit-look-like-part-2/

I would also like to add that prayer rugs have nothing to do with the GOD/ELOHIM of Abraham/Avraham, Isaac/Yitzchak, and Jacob/Ya’akov but they are used by Isaac’s brother Ishmael’s descendants who are Muslim. Please know which GOD/ELOHIM you are serving and how HE is worshiped and how HE is not worshiped! Continue reading

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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GOD sends out HIS Wrath to ease HIS displeasure!

ISR – Ezekiel/Yechezk’El 5:13 ‘And My displeasureH639 shall be completed. And I shall bring My wrath H2534to rest upon them, and I shall be eased. And they shall know that I, יהוה, have spoken it in My ardour, when I have completed My wrath upon them.

KJV – Ezekiel/Yechezk’El 5:13 Thus shall mine anger H639 be accomplished, and I will cause my furyH2534 to rest upon them, and I will be comforted: and they shall know that I the LORD have spoken it in my zeal, when I have accomplished my fury in them.

The verse above was stunning to me when I first found it. I realized that GOD/ELOHIM [FATHER/SON/HOLY SPIRIT] has to do this! HE sends HIS Wrath out to EASE HIS displeasure so HE can be comforted! That is HUGE!!! All the Biblical signs around us of HIS judgement per Scripture: storms, fires, floods, famine, pestilence, plague, volcanoes, earthquakes, etc are all HIM easing HIS displeasure, not mother nature which is just another name for spiritual wickedness/the harlot! While there are different factors that men influence in regards to the climate, GOD/ELOHIM is in complete control! AMEN!!! We are somewhere in the time of the end and per Scripture, things are going to be getting worse!

GOD/ELOHIM has to take care of HIMSELF, too!  May HE do what HE needs to do because without HIM we are nothing!!! We can ask HIM to change HIS mind or for a lesser event, for mercy and compassion, and see what HE decides to do! HE needs much praise, and thanks, and blessing these days for whatever HE decides to do or not do! Remember, HE knows the whole picture, HE knows what is best! Remember too these are like the days of Noah again, when GOD/ELOHIM wanted to destroy HIS whole creation and HE did not because of one man and his family, praise ELOHIM’S NAME even all HIS NAMES!!! AMEN!!!

Strong’s H639 – ‘aph

The KJV translates Strongs H639 in the following manner:anger (172x), wrath (42x), face (22x), nostrils (13x), nose (12x), angry (4x), longsuffering (with H750) (4x), before (2x), countenance (1x), forbearing (1x), forehead (1x), snout (1x), worthy (1x).

aph, af; from H599; properly, the nose or nostril; hence, the face, and occasionally a person; also (from the rapid breathing in passion) ire:—anger(-gry), before, countenance, face, forebearing, forehead, (long-) suffering, nose, nostril, snout, × worthy, wrath.

  1. nostril, nose, face

  2. anger

From root Strong’s H599 – ‘anaph

The KJV translates Strongs H599 in the following manner:angry (13x), displeased (1x).

ânaph, aw-naf’; a primitive root; to breathe hard, i.e. be enraged:—be angry (displeased).

  1. to be angry, to be displeased, to breathe hard

    1. (Qal) to be angry (of God)

    2. (Hithpael) to be angry (always of God)

Strong’s H2534 – chemah

  1. heat, rage, hot displeasure, indignation, anger, wrath, poison, bottles

    1. heat

      1. fever

      2. venom, poison (fig.)

    2. burning anger, rage

From root Strong’s H3179 – yacham

  1. to be hot, conceive

    1. (Qal)

      1. to be hot, become hot

      2. to mate (of animals)

      3. to be or become hot (fig. of anger)

    2. (Piel)

      1. to conceive (sexually)

      2. to be in heat (of animals)

Exodus/Sh’mot 32:10 Now therefore let me alone, that my wrath H639 may wax hot against them, and that I may consume them: and I will make of thee a great nation.

II Samuel/Sh’mu’el Bet 22:9 There went up a smoke out of his nostrils, H639 and fire out of his mouth devoured: coals were kindled by it.

Job/Iyov 4:9 By the blast of God they perish, and by the breath of his nostrils H639 are they consumed.

Psalm/Tehillim 18:8 There went up a smoke out of his nostrils, H639 and fire out of his mouth devoured: coals were kindled by it.

Psalm/Tehillim 18:15 Then the channels of waters were seen, and the foundations of the world were discovered at thy rebuke, O LORD, at the blast of the breath of thy nostrils. H639

Psalm/Tehillim 21:9 Thou shalt make them as a fiery oven in the time of thine anger: the LORD shall swallow them up in his wrath, H639 and the fire shall devour them.

Psalm/Tehillim 78:49  He cast upon them the fierceness of his anger, H639 wrath, and indignation, and trouble, by sending evil angels among them.

Psalm/Tehillim 78:50 He made a way to his anger; H639 he spared not their soul from death, but gave their life over to the pestilence;

Psalm/Tehillim 90:7 For we are consumed by thine anger, H639 and by thy wrath are we troubled.

Psalm 95:11/Tehillim Unto whom I sware in my wrath H639 that they should not enter into my rest.

Psalm 106:40/Tehillim Therefore was the wrath H639 of the LORD kindled against his people, insomuch that he abhorred his own inheritance.

Isaiah/YeshaYahu 5:25 Therefore is the anger H639 of the LORD kindled against his people, and he hath stretched forth his hand against them, and hath smitten them: and the hills did tremble, and their carcasses were torn in the midst of the streets. For all this his anger H639 is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still.

Isaiah/YeshaYahu 13:3 I have commanded my sanctified ones, I have also called my mighty ones for mine anger, H639 even them that rejoice in my highness.

Isaiah/YeshaYahu 42:25 So he poured out on them his burning anger, the violence of war. It enveloped them in flames, yet they did not understand; it consumed them, but they did not take it to heart.

Ezekiel/Y’chez’kel 13:13 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; I will even rend it with a stormy wind in my fury; and there shall be an overflowing shower in mine anger, H639 and great hailstones in my fury to consume it.

Ezekiel/Y’chez’kel 20:8 But they rebelled against me, and would not hearken unto me: they did not every man cast away the abominations of their eyes, neither did they forsake the idols of Egypt: then I said, I will pour out my fury upon them, to accomplish my anger H639 against them in the midst of the land of Egypt.

Ezekie/Y’chez’kel 23:25 And I will set my jealousy against thee, and they shall deal furiously with thee: they shall take away thy nose H639 and thine ears; and thy remnant shall fall by the sword: they shall take thy sons and thy daughters; and thy residue shall be devoured by the fire.

Amos/ 4:10 I have sent among you the pestilence after the manner of Egypt: your young men have I slain with the sword, and have taken away your horses; and I have made the stink of your camps to come up unto your nostrils: H639 yet have ye not returned unto me, saith the LORD.

Should paisley be worn by Believers in CHRIST/the MESSIAH?

Below are excerpts from two sites that show information on the pagan origins of paisley. I have also read that it has roots as a fertility symbol too. I used to be an interior decorator and I can share with you that more textiles are being manufactured with patterns originating from various country’s heritages. What ELOHIM’S [Hebrew word for GOD and who I believe is FATHER/SON/HOLY SPIRIT] people today may not be thinking about clearly is that HE gave HIS Way to the Hebrew nation. That meant ALL other nation’s were pagan, worshiping other gods! ELOHIM/GOD is very clear in Scripture that HE is who HE is and the enemy is who the enemy is! Also, that HIS people are to be separated from every way and hold of the enemy!

It looks like many patterns originated from design motifs used in celebrating, offering thanks, and worshiping pagan gods. I have met Christians who told me they never liked paisley. I stay away from many patterns and images [second command Exodus/Sh’mot 20] and only wear solids or stripes or checks that are simple and do not draw attention. I do have some lace that I have wondered about and have prayed about.

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Who will worship on the Holy Mountain?

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Struck by lightening. What do you think HE is trying to tell us?

Exodus/Sh’mot 20:4  English Standard Version
“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.

Give me the power – Harness the power of lightning overlooking the city.

http://www.perfectlytimedpics.com/give-me-the-power/#.VEXR5RZB9kc [Christ the Redeemer statue in Brazil]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christ_the_Redeemer_%28statue%29

The statue was struck by lightning during a violent thunderstorm on February 10, 2008, and suffered some damage to the fingers, head and eyebrows. A restoration effort was put in place by the Rio de Janeiro state government to replace some of the outer soapstone layers and repair the lightning rods installed on the statue. It was damaged by lightning again, on January 17, 2014, where a finger on the right hand was dislodged.[10][1

http://glclifestyling.com/2013/05/30/what-do-the-fatherancient-of-days-his-sonwordlambmessiah-and-his-set-apart-holy-spirit-look-like-part-1/  [more info in regards to Exodus 20:4]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King_of_Kings_%28statue%29

Destruction

On June 15, 2010, the statue was struck by lightning and consumed in the resulting blaze.[6] The statue had been sculpted using a thin skin of fiberglass over a flammable styrofoam interior stabilized by a metal frame,[2] and the fire consumed all but the internal metal structure. Following the fire, the pastor of the church stated that the church planned to rebuild the statue with fireproof material.[7][8] In the days after the destruction, the church’s digital sign displayed the message “He’ll be back”.[9]

Although the statue cost about $250,000 to construct, it was insured for $500,000 because the artist, Brad Coriell, had donated his time to the creation.[3] Damage to the statue and amphitheater was estimated at $700,000 – $300,000 for the statue and $400,000 for the amphitheater.[9][10] PETA offered funding through an “anonymous Christian donor” to help rebuild the statue if allowed to promote veganism at the church.[11]

Replacement statue

Main article: Lux Mundi (statue)

Construction of a 52-foot replacement statue with a substantially different design began in June 2012. The new statue, called Lux Mundi, was assembled on the site on September 19, 2012 and dedicated on September 30, 2012.[12][13]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lux_Mundi_%28statue%29

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_statues_by_height  [A list of statues around the world. This also includes a list of statues destroyed and a list of statues being built.]

http://nypost.com/2013/12/12/beneath-yellowstone-a-volcano-that-could-wipe-out-u-s/

Lightning streaks across the sky as lava flows from a volcano in Iceland. If the supervolcano at Yellowstone erupted it would be like Armageddon. Photo: Reuters

 

http://www.johnsanidopoulos.com/2013/02/lighting-strikes-vaticanagain.html  [Lightning struck the Vatican on day Pope Benedict announced his resignation. Also says there is a history of lightning hitting the Vatican. Interesting and amusing article.]

 

http://earthquake-report.com/2014/05/24/moderate-earthquake-mizpe-ramon-israel-on-may-24-2014/
[From link above] “Update: Exactly on the day that the pope has boarded an airplane towards Amman, Jordan, an earthquake struck the border area in between Jordan and Israel also exactly the 2 countries the Pope will visit.” [I believe ELOHIM is very clear.]

 

http://www.cnn.com/2014/10/06/world/americas/colombia-lightning-strike/index.html?hpt=wo_bn5

[(CNN) — A lightning strike killed 11 members of an indigenous tribe in northern Colombia Monday after an electrical storm broke out during an early morning ritual.]

 

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/religion/10403111/Church-beloved-by-John-Betjeman-destroyed-by-lightning-strike.html
[Apparently the building was much loved. Hit in October.]

 

http://www.tennessean.com/story/news/local/2014/06/05/nashville-church-may-destroyed-lightning/10002257/
[Hit in June, these people had to fellowship at another denomination’s church and they understand people are more important than a building. Also noted is how the steeple had previously been torn off by lightening. Steeples are actually pagan symbols. See http://www.sacred-texts.com/sro/rrm/rrm31.htm ]

 

http://risu.org.ua/en/index/all_news/community/extraordinary_situations/48772/  [The church focused on the birth of the Virgin Mary. No person should be put above ELOHIM. CHRIST’S own words from Luke 11:27-28 were to admonish people about not focusing on her but instead on ELOHIM’S Word. Hit in July.]

 

http://www.macombdaily.com/general-news/20140727/lightning-sparks-fire-that-destroys-roseville-church [The steeple is mentioned as being hit by lightning and started a blaze. Hit in July.]

 

http://m.scnow.com/news/local/article_16da73a1-8565-52cc-aa08-4f1ca081f2a5.html?mode=jqm  [Hit in July.]

 

http://www.whas11.com/video/featured-videos/Hardin-Co-church-destroyed-by-lightning-strike-to-be-rebuilt–163263416.html [Another hit in July and this church has been destroyed 3x in its history.]

 

http://www.koamtv.com/story/26226850/carl-junction-church-destroyed-by-fire-faces-second-rebuild-after-destruction-in-2003-tornado [Lightning hit the bell tower steeple first. Church was previously destroyed by tornado. Hit in August.]

 

http://www.lex18.com/news/lightning-hits-georgetown-church/ [Steeple hit in May.]

 

http://www.wdef.com/news/story/Sales-Church-Church-Steeple-Hit-By-Lightning-And/8vJHQhHT0UagQOxNVr8NGg.cspx [ Steeple hit in June.]

 

http://mentalfloss.com/article/20425/7-disasters-caused-lightning
[Some interesting and sad bits in here to take note of.]

 

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2245457/Lightning-bolt-hits-Burj-Khalifa-spectacular-display-skies-Dubai.html
[modern day tower of Babel]

 

The world's tallest building becomes even taller when it is zapped by a massive lightning bolt in an amazing display of mother nature at its most awe-inspiring

 

http://www.perfectlytimedpics.com/lightning-amazingly-shot-perfectly-timed/#.VEXOFxZB9kc

 

Lightning amazingly Shot – perfectly timed – Putting up a shocking light show at night.

Texas abortion bill and the history of filibustering

I found out about all of this yesterday. What is sad is that Wendy Davis graduated from Texas Christian University. I do not know why she does not go by Scripture because our ELOHIM [Hebrew word for GOD and who I believe is FATHER/SON/SPIRIT] is very clear that no one is to kill another, [read Sh’mot – Exodus – 20]. I know there are debates about when life officially starts but when you study Scripture, you realize that Scripture can be very clear on many things and you also realize just how much we are following men’s ways instead of ELOHIM’S Way. Continue reading

What do the FATHER/ANCIENT OF DAYS, HIS SON/WORD/MESSIAH, and HIS SET-APART [HOLY] SPIRIT look like? – part 1

I believe there is a huge problem going on that has caused sin in peoples lives for centuries. It is because of our disobedience and wanting the wide way [which is the path of destruction] and the world [satan is now the prince of this world and he deceives the world] instead of the Narrow WAY [which is the path to life] and to obey our ELOHIM [the Hebrew word for GOD and who I believe is FATHER/SON/HOLY SPIRIT] – see Mattityahu [Matthew] 7:13-14, Luke 4:5-7, Yochanan [John] 12:31 and 14:30. You love your spouse, family, friends and you can describe, if not everything, probably many things about them because of how special they are to you. How much do you know about ELOHIM? For example, what do the FATHER, SON, and the HOLY [SET-APART/QADOSH] SPIRIT [BREATH/RUACH] look like? Continue reading