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Sunday, July 5, 2015

Keep the Things That Remain

Last Update August 1, 2016



This is your wake up call. A call to the 'assembly' of America.

Did you know, today marks the 'Fast of Tammuz'. Why do the Jewish people fast today? There are many reasons, here are four:
● Moses broke the tablets on this day when he saw the Golden Calf being worshiped.

● During the Babylonian siege of Jerusalem, the "tamid" daily offering stopped due to the lack of sheep.

● Apostomos, a nickname for Antiochus Epiphanes burned Torah scrolls and placed a statue of Zeus in the Temple.

● The walls of Jerusalem were breached by Titus' Legions.
It just so happens that the fast of the 17th of Tammuz coincides with America's Independence Day every 10 to 20 years. The most notable of these occurred in the beginning on July 4, 1776. Surprised?

Today, as in days gone by the fast marks the beginning of three weeks of self-introspection in synagogues across the globe until the 9th of Av which will be July 25th this year. This day will conclude three-weeks of mourning for sins that have not been turned away and rejected. This period is a time of "Teshuva" a time spent with a commitment to confession and repentance, not a time of breaking the boundary of protection our country has enjoyed since the adoption of our Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776.

Like Lot and his family that sought to live among the Canaanites, America has allowed our laws to go our own way off the righteous path with a left turn to Sodom, and we now are in clear present danger of the line of fire - called judgment due to our moral meltdown. Our reputation of being alive, proclaiming to be "One Nation Under God" is crumbling into Sodom's apostasy. But now is not a time to only despair, or a time to lose hope by the decision of a court whose majority opinion does not align with the word of God.

Instead, the Bible clearly shows us it is a time is to repent and keep the things that remain. It is time to be a witness to righteous living!

Just before Israel entered the Promised Land, Moses said:
"You shall not do according to all that we are doing here today, everyone doing whatever is right in his own eyes, for you have not as yet come to the rest and to the inheritance that the LORD your God is giving you." Deuteronomy 12:8-9
Today, our nation has made darkness another law of the land.

We need to remember, the thing about dark times is that this is when the light of the world can shine brightest. Yeshua taught this:
"You are the light of the world. A city situated on a hill cannot be hidden. No one lights a lamp and puts it under a basket, but rather on a lampstand, and it gives light for all who are in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before men, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven." Matthew 5:14-16
Jesus is referred to as the “bright and morning star” in Revelation 22:16. This promises that no matter how dark it is around us or in us, if we turn to Jesus, He promises to live indwell us, and by that there is always hope for the dark of night to be broken by the “bright and morning star".

To turn to Yeshua requires individual repentance. A good place is to start with fasting, prayer and action... by living out that repentance.

Today, there is a reason to fast. We must fast in prayer for our nation "Under God" because our Supreme Court is not so supreme, and our people follow her rule of Gomorrah. If we do not repent, we may become "One Nation" [lacking] as our Supreme Court has again ruled to decay our law and enable the legal loss of Biblical morality while our so-called modern culture seeks the ancient pagan roots of the desires of Gomorrah, disregarding Scripture and seeking chaos rather than Biblical value and order.

The spirit of Sodom opposes the word of God saying, 'it no longer applies' so Jesus solemnly warns us: "Wake up and keep the things that remain."

Millions of Americans have heard a lie as the court of this land has bypassed the Bible that calls for repentance and change of life. The warning against beleiving a lie is the first story in Scripture:
"And the woman said to the serpent, "We may eat of the fruit of the trees in the garden, but God said, 'You shall not eat of the fruit of the tree that is in the midst of the garden, neither shall you touch it, lest you die.'" But the serpent said to the woman, "You will not surely die. For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil." Genesis 3:2-5
The next change in the good old USA will be more grievous as some organized Christian groups will likely not keep the things that remain, but accept the deception and over time embrace the court's agenda for the 14th Amendment which puts America at the precipice of the days of Noah and judgment that lies before Messiah's return just as He declared:
"For as were the days of Noah, so will be the coming of the Son of Man." Matthew 24:37
I fear what's next potentially on the American legal scene as we move back to the days of Noah... pedophiles and child abusers demanding their agenda before our courts demanding so-called rights to greater sexual perversion and harm giving in marriage.

The seeds of lies have been sown across our country leading many in and out of "the church" to the grave fruit of spiritual delusion and rejection of God's morality.

For those that will stand firm in the love of righteousness and truth, stand firm:
"But we are bound to always give thanks to God for you, beloved brothers of the Lord, because God has from the beginning called you to salvation through sanctification by the Spirit and belief of the truth. To this He called you by our gospel, to obtain the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, brothers, stand firm and hold the traditions which you have been taught, whether by word or by our letter."
These words are found in a letter from Paul in 2Thessalonians 2:13-15
God has a 'remnant of righteous' sanctified by the Spirit who will not give into the deception of political correctness and the pressure for delusional tolerance. So stand strong in your faith. Do fall for the lies, do not allow deception to rewrite truth to sway your stance on the infallible, inerrant Word of God.

The Supreme Court of this land has engaged an ongoing legal separation ignoring God's commandments as if they were burdensome and God got it all wrong since creation:
"Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh." Genesis 2:24
The Bible also teaches that those who have been "born anew" through faith in Jesus will have God's commandments written on their hearts. Yet, our Supreme Court ignores our Creator.

Jesus says we demonstrate our love by doing what He says. He declared this: "If you love Me, you will keep My commandments."

Since our court has ruled that we don't need to follow Him, Jesus is no longer The Lord of this nation's government. This is not an opinionated slap in the face, not a condemnation, just the truth and a very loud plea for our nation to seek God's will and WAKE UP to keep the things that remain!!

The U.S. Supreme Court has marked an ominous milestone in an ongoing spiritual destruction as five judges have struck out against God's Biblical definition of marriage between a man and a woman that has existed since week one. The Scripture that first establishes marriage is found in the beginning:
"And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man. Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh." Genesis 2:23-24
If you call yourself a "Believer" listen to the voice of God here. The thing that remains is marriage... God's way. Becoming one flesh, cleaving, means if you separate from this you will tear yourself apart. The Hebrew word for 'cleave' used in the Bible is a key to understanding. It is 'dabaq' דָּבַק and it means: "cling, stay close, stick with, join to". It stands for unbridled commitment in God's order of marriage.

The apostle Paul, a Jewish rabbi taught on this principle because the life and light within the soul of a "Believer" is the literal indwelling of the Spirit of the living God within you. If your are "Believer" you are a part of the body of Messiah Yeshua (Jesus) because your miracle of redemption was bought with the greatest possible price.

Jesus-Yeshua, God in the flesh died and gave His life so that you might regain your life lost within the slavery of sin. He came to pay the price, the death penalty of sin so that you might live. That is why Paul writes and pleads, don't toss that great price aside and injure your relationship with the Almighty and others:
"Flee from sexual immorality.

Every other sin a person commits is outside the body, but the sexually immoral person sins against his own body.

Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body." 1Corinthians 6:18-20 ESV
Glorify freedom, glorify your Savior, Glorify God in your body... not sin and slavery. Hebrews 13:4 tells us:
"Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled, for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterous."
Marriage was ordained at creation by the Creator, it remains unchanged. Anything else leads to a slow motion death spiral.

Why?

The proper blessing of life is the first instruction from our Almighty Creator who is the Lord for the body and the soul:
"And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth..." Genesis 1:28
Paul does not pull any punches, he provides nothing that we might call politically correct:
"Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God." 1Corinthians 6:9-10 ESV

“... The body is not meant for sexual immorality, but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body." 1Corinthians 6:13
This is important for every Believer, so Paul repeats the admonition to the Ephesians:
"For you may be sure of this, that everyone who is sexually immoral or impure, or who is covetous (that is, an idolater), has no inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God." Ephesians 5:5
The writer of the book of Hebrews tells us to hold God's instruction for marriage in honor and the message provides another witness of warning:
"Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled, for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterous." Hebrews 13:4
The foremost word is from Jesus as recorded by John in the book of Revelation as the Son of God describes the "end game" for the person who bravely conquers their own lust and desire by giving it up:
"The one who conquers will have this heritage, and I will be his God and he will be my son.

But as for the cowardly, the faithless, the detestable, as for murderers, the sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars, their portion will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death.” Revelation 21:7-8
Jesus gives the last word on this to all that consider themselves a part of His "body", His assembly congregation of the resurrected One. Jesus tells us why He has the right to declare who can enter the city of His Kingdom and have eternal right to "the tree of life":
"I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end." Blessed are those who wash their robes, so that they may have the right to the tree of life and that they may enter the city by the gates.

Outside are the dogs and sorcerers and the sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and everyone who loves and practices falsehood. "I, Jesus, have sent my angel [messenger] to testify to you about these things for the churches. I am the root and the descendant of David, the bright morning star."" Revelation 22:13-16 ESV
Jesus gives the greatest honor to marriage and a wedding garment, comparing it the the Kingdom of Heaven in an amazing parable:
"The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who gave a wedding feast for his son, and sent his servants to call those who were invited to the wedding feast, but they would not come." Matthew 22:2-3

"But when the king came in to look at the guests, he saw there a man who had no wedding garment. And he said to him, 'Friend, how did you get in here without a wedding garment?' And he was speechless. Then the king said to the attendants, 'Bind him hand and foot and cast him into the outer darkness. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.'

For many are called, but few are chosen." Matthew 22:11-14 ESV
The called ones are set apart. The Bible shows us that Israel was called out of slavery and separated from Egypt's oppression. They were called out to be a priesthood to the rest of the world.

If we want to do great things for The Lord God in our life calling, then we have to separate ourselves from rest to live in God's will. If you call yourself a Believer, you are called out to be different. It means you get to choose to live life consecrated in a sanctified purpose to serve Almighty God. It means that what might be acceptable to others is not acceptable to your God. It means you have to give up and let go because that is the only way you can have God front and center in your life.

Your creator, your Father in Heaven requires the best of you if you want to walk with Him, because He has a high purpose and calling for your life. Your calling is to the high.

What now? The Bible shows us many things but the overriding message is that we cannot please God without prayer and repentance. Without these there can be no forgiveness that leads to your high calling. Without that "teshuva" we will pay the price for our unrepentant choices and be judged according to what we have done.

The reason... you were bought with a precious price, the life blood of Messiah Yeshua, God in the flesh, don't caste that aside.

The bottomline, what goes around comes around whether from broken relationships or spiritual attack from within that hardens our heart and injures the soul. But it is never to late to turn back to our God, its never to late to correct a mistake with others either. God's love is immense and He understands our struggle and He will help us if we ask Him.


Only God's unchanging truth remains in the end, not man's evolving morality that erodes in the decline of the Biblical way of life that follows that walk into the Kingdom of God. So, we must repent and keep what remains, not turn away from eternal truth. We can begin to do that through repentance. It's time to fast and pray, ask for forgiveness from God and others we may have injured.


Now, I pray that you can see that this fast day is not at all 'just for' the Jewish people, the Bible was written by Jewish men, but is not just for the Jew, it's way of life is for everyone that is called to repentance no matter the sin that has enveloped the soul in darkness. We must wake up and keep the things that remain in God's will and we can lift up our voices and sing a love song. I pray Psalm 51 will touch you and encourage you to recognize the good walk.


God YHVH is calling you back. That is why you are here reading this, but He will not be mocked. That includes the rainbow that has been adopted by the gay community. That rainbow belongs to God, its a part of His covenant.

And if we do not overcome and return to the Torah walk of Messiah, we will remain under a dark cloud in sin like a dead assembly, a "church" like Sardis that received this grave and dire warning:
"And to the angel of the church in Sardis write: He who has the seven Spirits of God, and the seven stars says these things: "I know your works, that you have a reputation of being alive, but you are dead.

Wake up, and keep the things that remain, which you were about to throw away, for I have found no works of yours perfected before my God. Remember therefore how you have received and heard. Keep it, and repent.

If therefore you won't watch, I will come as a thief, and you won't know what hour I will come upon you."
But with grace and mercy Jesus offers this promise to everyone that will hear and overcome:
"Nevertheless, you have a few names in Sardis that did not defile their garments. They will walk with me in white, for they are worthy. He who overcomes will be arrayed in white garments, and I will in no way blot his name out of the book of life, and I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels.

He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches." Revelation 3:1-6
On Friday, June 26, 2015 the Supreme Court of the United States in a 5-4 vote, ruled it's majority opinion by a single vote that the 14th Amendment to the Constitution somehow guarantees a legal right to a same-sex marriage in the case heard on April 28, 2016. This decision by a few robed in shiny black cloth directly opposes the instruction of God established at the very creation of this planet.

The ruling not only attempts to re-wire the Constitution of One Nation Under God, but tragically and ultimately ignore God's word in His Constitution, the book we call the Bible while redefining marriage as federal law that is clearly not Biblical truth, but a lie, a deception. That deception will impact "the church" as it falls away. What appears to be a ruling of freedom is really enslavement. Every serious Christian will now have to come face to face with the reality of truth. The whole truth is the message of the Bible and it is not designed to unite, it is not geared toward unity. In full bore prophecy mode about this day, Jesus said:
“Do not think that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I have not come to bring peace, but a sword. For I have come to set a man against his father, and a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law. And a person’s enemies will be those of his own household." Matthew 10:34-36
So, this so-called supreme ruling set by a single vote is another sword leading to choice. Accept the corruption of the American family for peace and reject the sword or truth, and you reject The lord. This is a critical point that will lead to irreversible decline if American does not stand for the Word of God, repent and turn back to the Bible.

This is no surprise, the decay and corruption began to build in ernest in 1963 with another so-called "Supreme Court" decision about the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution which began with a focus on our Creator God. The dark vote that day led up to today's vote as it engaged a ban on reading the Bible or speaking the Lord's Prayer in public schools with the ruling U.S. Supreme Court ABINGTON SCHOOL DIST. v. SCHEMPP, 374 U.S. 203 (1963) 374 U.S. 203.

During that summer of 1963, it became illegal to study Scripture in public schools as the very place that was originally designed to teach our children from the Word of God became the place to prevent them learning of Him on June 17, 1963. In fact, according to the legal record: "expert testimony was introduced by both appellants and appellees at the first trial," that testimony in effect re-tried Jesus and attempted to make His witness of the sword of truth null and void.

One "expert" witness under oath even gave his sworn testimony that: "Judaism attaches no special significance to the reading of the Bible per se".

What a massive lie from the pit of hell...

The Court syllabus states: "Because of the prohibition of the First Amendment against the enactment by Congress of any law "respecting an establishment of religion," which is made applicable to the States by the Fourteenth Amendment, no state law or school board may require that passages from the Bible be read or that the Lord's Prayer be recited in the public schools of a State at the beginning of each school day -- even if individual students may be excused from attending or participating in such exercises upon written request of their parents."

Justice Clark delivered the opinion of the Supreme Court in 1963:
"Once again we are called upon to consider the scope of the provision of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution which declares that "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof..." These companion cases present the issues in the context of state action requiring that schools begin each day with readings from the Bible. While raising the basic questions under slightly different factual situations, the cases permit of joint treatment. In light of the history of the First Amendment and of our cases interpreting and applying its requirements, we hold that the practices at issue and the laws requiring them are unconstitutional under the Establishment Clause, as applied to the States through the Fourteenth Amendment."
Our national moral imbalance intensified just 10 years later in 1973 when the Supreme Court ruled 7–2 on Roe v. Wade and almost immediately after that decision, the social disgrace of divorce began to fade away in America, sex out of wedlock became the focus of movies, books and reality.

The consequences for our society have become horrific as the American family has collapsed and our cities in many areas have decayed into unemployment, poverty, disease, drugs and crime since that fateful day in 1963.

Here are just a few of the correlations in U.S.:
1. Statistica.com tells us the 63% of Americans have no moral problem with gay and lesbian relations. Further, Statista also notes 71% of Americans believe that getting a divorce is morally acceptable. This separation problem stems from many of the issues tied to pre-marital sex.

2. No one can comprehend the greater evil that is about to unfold. According to an old report from Enough is Enough... "Every 39 minutes, a new pornographic video is made in the United States. (Internet Filter Review, 2006)
· Nearly 74 percent of pornography websites surveyed display adult content on their homepage (accessible to anyone) before asking if the viewers are of legal age. 11]

· American children begin consuming hardcore pornography at an average age of 11

· Four out of five 16 year-olds regularly access pornography online"
3. The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® report: "According to the FBI, in 2014 there were 466,949 NCIC entries for missing children. Similarly, in 2013, the total number of missing children entries into NCIC was 462,567."

4. An NPR report advises: "Nationwide, more than 700,000 convicted sex offenders have registered their whereabouts with local police. Every state has a sex offender registry of some kind."

5. The plague of sexually transmitted disease is overtaking our nation. According to the Centers for Disease Control. The latest stats from a 2013 report by the CDC states:
"Many cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis continue to go undiagnosed and unreported, and data on several additional STDs — such as human papillomavirus, herpes simplex virus, and trichomoniasis — are not routinely reported to CDC.

As a result, the annual surveillance report captures only a fraction of the true burden of STDs in America. However, it provides important insights into the scope, distribution, and trends in STD diagnoses in the country. STDs are a significant health challenge facing the United States.

The CDC estimates that nearly 20 million new sexually transmitted infections occur every year in this country, half among young people ages 15–24, accounting for almost $16 billion in health care costs. Each of these infections is a potential threat to an individual’s immediate and long-termhealth and well-being. In addition to increasing a person’s risk for acquiring and transmitting HIV infection, STDs can lead to severe reproductive health complications, such as infertility and ectopic pregnancy."
6. It may seem unrelated to these facts, but it is not, Statista.com advises the adult correctional population in the U.S. is now 6,899,000. This is a number that overwhelmingly exceeds the size of the multitude described in Exodus 12:37.
"There are more people currently incarcerated in the United States than in China and India combined, and this, despite the fact that the total combined population of these two countries exceeds that of the United States by over 2.3 billion. 25 percent of all incarcerated individuals on the planet are incarcerated in the United States, easily securing the nation’s place at the top spot of the ranking of the countries with the most prisoners."
Now the Court's majority vote against God's instruction and teaching has been cast down a third time and this judgment will bring great curse within our nation if we do not wake up. Three strikes and your out is not just a game, it's reality.

There were five votes from Ginsberg, Sotomayor, Kagan, Breyer and Kennedy that have made room for a tidal wave of greater sexual sin as well as religious persecution across our nation against those who hold that the Biblical view of marriage is between a man and a woman.

The four moral dissenters of the Court must be recognized and acknowledged.


Righteous votes were cast by four:
Roberts - Scalia - Alito - Thomas


By a single vote, a single vote, our nation has lost her morality once again to the temporary chair of the dark victor. In many ways, this is the fault of a sleeping and silent Sardis "like" majority, the assembly that Jesus loves, and because of that love He sternly warns us all.


This anti-torah, lawless majority court ruling aligns with another warning of Jesus. This one was given to the Pharisees. It serves as an example to this unruly court:
"So you also outwardly appear righteous to others, but within you are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness (Torahlessness)." Matthew 23:28
Justice of the Supreme Court, Antonin Scalia provided simple, yet deep truth in his dissent as reported by the Washington Examiner:
""I write separately to call attention to this Court's threat to American democracy," he wrote in a dissent, just a day after he dissented in a decision that upheld a key part of Obamacare."

"The opinion in these cases is the furthest extension in fact — and the furthest extension one can even imagine — of the Court's claimed power to create 'liberties' that the Constitution and its Amendments neglect to mention."

"This practice of constitutional revision (as it is today) by extravagant praise of liberty, robs the People of the most important liberty they asserted in the Declaration of Independence and won in the Revolution of 1776: the freedom to govern themselves," he added."
What Scalia didn't mention is that this ruling will move around the globe. Further, it will prove to be a huge blow to Christianity and open the pit of persecution. Isaiah 5:20-21 points out that the America we once knew was grievously warned last Friday as evil was called good. This is a grievous sin of iniquity.
Woe to those who call evil good
and good evil,
who put darkness for light
and light for darkness,
who put bitter for sweet
and sweet for bitter!

God is the ultimate judge and he strongly warned against iniquity when He met with Moses after giving the Ten Commandments for the second time:
"The LORD descended in the cloud and stood with him there, and proclaimed the name of the LORD. The LORD passed before him and proclaimed, "The LORD, the LORD, a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness, keeping steadfast love for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, but who will by no means clear the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children and the children's children, to the third and the fourth generation." Exodus 34:5-8
Moses quickly bowed his head toward the earth and worshiped. Our generation must now do do the same. If a generation is 70 years, then America is living in its 4th generation since the days of our Declaration of Independence. In 1973, we were in the third generation, and we must wake up and know now that independence never meant independence from God's instruction. Because He loves us, He is merciful and gracious, slow to anger instructing us to repent and to tell others to do the same. We are not to condemn, only He is the judge of mankind but He will by no means clear the guilty. As a nation we must wake up, repent and return to the holiness and purity of The Father's instruction, not shout out self-righteousness against anyone. We are all in need of His grace and mercy, each and every one.

What is important now more than ever it that we must love others, and the greatest expression of that love is to tell others that God loves them and it is time to repent and return to God's covenant, return to hear and do His word and walk in the faith of His Kingdom path. It is time to be strong in the Lord, time to reject the word of Pharaoh and his evil magicians in black robes who oppose God’s will.

It is time to ready your lamp for your coming assignment, time to put on the righteous Armor of God. Paul tells us how:
Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and, as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace. In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one; and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God, praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints, and also for me, that words may be given to me in opening my mouth boldly to proclaim the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains, that I may declare it boldly, as I ought to speak. Ephesians 6:10-20
God is a sovereign God. He is a loving God and He has provided a way to offer you His salvation no matter the sin. You can accept His gift of life now if you do not know Him in truth and in Spirit.

Today is the time. We all need to get our lives right with God including our courts, don’t wait for tomorrow, you get your own life right with Him now. The good news, the gospel of peace is our Creator is full of mercy and grace to forgive. He wants to save the world and you:
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. John 3:16-17

If there is therefore any exhortation in Messiah, if any consolation of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any tender mercies and compassion, make my joy full, by being like-minded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind; doing nothing through rivalry or through conceit, but in humility, each counting others better than himself; each of you not just looking to his own things, but each of you also to the things of others.

And being found in human form, he humbled himself, becoming obedient to death, yes, the death of the cross. Therefore God also highly exalted him, and gave to him the name which is above every name; that at the name of Yeshua every knee should bow, of those in heaven, those on earth, and those under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Yeshua the Messiah is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. Philippians 2:1-11

The things that remain are found in the Bible. It is the belt of truth and the breastplate of righteousness.

If you want to understand the times and the season and how America fits in you may want to read America's Controversy With God's Covenant as soon as you can, then take action.

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Update January 28, 2017: When you weren’t looking… Obama Admin Issues Memo on Last Day Allowing Transgender Immigrants to Change Gender on Docs

“WASHINGTON — The Obama administration used its last day in office to issue a memo allowing male immigrants who identify as female, and vice versa, to change their gender on official documents.

The office of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), under the Department of Homeland Security, released the memo on Jan. 19, advising of revisions to the field manual pertaining to the “procedures and requirements to change the gender designation on a USCIS-issued document.””

Update August 3, 2016: As the U.S. launched “precision airstrikes” against ISIS in Libya, guarded by the Secret Service, darkness covered the U.S. Naval Observatory at Number One Observatory Circle home to the sitting Vice President of America. In 1974, Congress designated the house as the official residence of the Vice President.

Joe Biden Officiates Same-Sex Couple Wedding of White House Staffers...
"Biden, 73, officiated the nuptials of two longtime White House staffers, Brian Mosteller and Joe Mahshie. The newlyweds tied the knot at Biden's home at the U.S. Naval Observatory in Washington, D.C., his office said, according to CNN.

The former Delaware senator posted a photo on Twitter on Monday, writing, “Proud to marry Brian and Joe at my house. Couldn’t be happier, two longtime White House staffers, two great guys.”

"Obama and Biden both endorsed the legalization of nationwide same-sex marriage in 2012. In a profile for the Washington Post, Mosteller said he’s been open with Obama about his sexual orientation since the beginning of the campaign for the White House. “When I was young, I couldn’t fathom that I could ever have a partner, and now I was with the president of the United States, and together, we were talking this kind of partnership, and it was not only public but so very normal,” Mosteller said of POTUS. “How often does a boss talk about love? Now, how often does a boss contribute to our country’s blessing of your love?""
Update May 13, 2016: Despite makeup, hormone injections, cosmetic surgery or alteration of one's body, a person cannot choose and modify the gender that was ordained at conception. But the U.S. Department of Justice thinks they can make their own mandates and somehow alter the X and Y chromosomes that determine a person's sex by the sign on a restroom.

If the new DOJ rule applies to public schools that depend on funding from the Department of Education, then what about all other publicly funded buildings and organizations?

Can we assume that Whitehouse is next, the Capitol, the Supreme Court building, the Treasury, the U.S. Printing Office, each Federal Office building and every Post Office in America as well as the Smithsonian Institution, the National Museum Art, the Library of Congress and on and on and on including hospitals and other entities even including hospice facilities that receive federal funds including Medicare and Medicaid.

The inventory list of all owned and leased Federal properties is managed by the General Services Administration. Per the GSA website:
"The General Services Administration (GSA) owns and leases over 376.9 million square feet of space in 9,600 buildings in more than 2,200 communities nationwide. In addition to office buildings, GSA properties include:
land ports of entry,
courthouses,
laboratories,
post offices, and
data processing centers."
This is another wake up call. A call to the assembly that now see that our nation is being destroyed.

You can write the Department of Justice on their so-called Title IX letter. The press release from the DOJ is here and the letter from Vanita Gupta of the DOJ civil rights division and Catherine Lhamon of the DOE is right here.

Update January 16, 2016: Not restricted by the U.S. Supreme Court decision, the Anglican church is listening to the warning given Sardis to wake up and keep the things that remain.

Britain's Anglican communion to restrict US Church over gay marriage
"Anglican leaders have barred a liberal US branch from decision-making for allowing same-sex marriage.

Anglicans have been divided on the issue since the US Episcopal Church ordained an openly gay bishop in 2003.

Leaders said the church's stance was a "fundamental departure" from the faith of the majority in what is the world's third largest Christian denomination.
But Episcopal leaders said the three-year bar, which aims to prevent a formal schism, "will bring real pain".

The decision - made at a four-day meeting of 39 Anglican primates in Canterbury - means the Church will be suspended from participating in the life and work of the Anglican communion, the BBC's religious correspondent Carol Wyatt said.

A statement from the primates at the meeting says that the church should "no longer represent us on ecumenical and interfaith bodies, should not be appointed or elected to an internal standing committee and that while participating in the internal bodies of the Anglican Communion, they will not take part in decision making on any issues pertaining to doctrine or polity".

More than 100 senior Anglicans had urged the Church of England to repent for "discriminating" against lesbian and gay Christians in an open letter.
However, the Anglican leaders in Canterbury said the Episcopal Church's approval of gay marriage was "a fundamental departure from the faith and teaching" of the majority of Anglicans."

Update January 6, 2016: China's first same-sex marriage case accepted by court
"China court accepts country’s first same sex marriage case, lodged by gay man against civil affairs bureau which refused him license to marry.

China has accepted its first same-sex marriage case, seen as a step forward for gay rights in the country.
Sun Wenlin lodged a case against a civil affairs bureau for denying his application to marry his long-term partner.

He was told by an official at the Furong district civil affairs bureau that “marriage had to be between a man and a woman”.

While homosexuality is not illegal in China, and large cities have thriving gay scenes, same-sex marriage is not legal and same-sex couples have no legal protections.

Mr Sun said a court in Changsha, the capital of Hunan province, had accepted his lawsuit on Tuesday."
Update December 29, 2015: It seems odd to know of the 144,000 in Revelation as we look at this headline from Reuters: Oregon bakery pays damages in lesbian wedding cake case
"The owners of a Portland-area bakery who refused on religious grounds to bake a wedding cake for a lesbian couple have paid about $144,000 in damages despite their ongoing appeal of the discrimination case, a state official said on Tuesday.

The damages were ordered after Aaron and Melissa Klein, owners of the Sweet Cakes by Melissa bakery, refused to bake a cake in 2013 when Laurel and Rachel Bowman-Cryer were planning their nuptials.

Aaron Klein handed the state a check for nearly $137,000 on Monday, Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries spokesman Charlie Burr said. The payment was first reported by the Oregonian newspaper late on Monday.

The money was added to $7,000 received from the Kleins earlier this month through private collection efforts spearheaded by the state's Department of Justice, Burr told Reuters."
Update December 22, 2015: New York City lays out transgender protection on dress codes, bathrooms
"NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - New York City has warned landlords, employers and businesses they could be running afoul of the law by purposely calling a transgender woman "him" or "Mr." when she prefers a female title and pronoun, or by barring her from using a women's restroom.

New guidelines detail the legal protections of transgender and gender-nonconforming New Yorkers and what constitutes discrimination under the city's Human Rights Law, the New York City Commission on Human Rights said on Monday.

Some 25,000 transgender and gender non-conforming people live in New York City, where discrimination based on gender identity and expression has been illegal since 2002.

"Today's new guidelines strengthen those laws by ensuring that every transgender and gender non-conforming person in New York receives the dignity and respect they deserve," Mayor Bill de Blasio said in a statement."
Update December 14, 2015: Supreme Court sides with lesbian mother in Alabama adoption fight
"WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday blocked an Alabama court from denying parental rights to a lesbian woman who was granted an adoption in Georgia.

The high court's action could restore the woman's visitation rights with the three children, now 13 and 11-year-old twins, while the justices decide whether to hear her appeal of the ruling by the Alabama Supreme Court.

Adoption rights for same-sex couples is one of the issues remaining in the wake of the high court's June decision legalizing same-sex marriage. More than 20 states allow gay and lesbian couples "second-parent adoptions." Such adoptions benefit adults who do not share a biological connection, while ensuring that children have two legal parents -- particularly in case one dies or is incapacitated."
Update December 10, 2015: Arkansas Supreme Court halts birth certificates for same-sex partners

"The Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday temporarily blocked a lower court order that allowed same-sex parents throughout the state to be listed as parents on the birth certificates of their children.

It let stand the certificates obtained by three lesbian couples who had challenged the Arkansas Health Department Vital Statistics Bureau's refusal to identify the three couples as the adoptive or biological parents of their respective children.

They won approval for their listing as parents in a narrow decision by Little Rock Circuit Judge Tim Fox. The same judge then issued another decision extending that recognition statewide.

The state appealed the decision that allowed same-sex couples statewide to be listed, saying it conflicted with Arkansas statutes and left birth registrars in legal limbo.

The state Supreme Court agreed and said that “the best course of action is to preserve the status quo with regard to the statutory provisions while we consider the circuit court's ruling.”

On Dec. 1, Judge Fox held that a state law restricting parentage identification to heterosexual couples was unconstitutional in light of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision this year legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide."
Update September 1, 2015: Rowan clerk Kim Davis impeachment sought
"The Kentucky Equality Federation, an agency that supports what it calls "marriage equality," issued a plea Saturday for Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear to call a special session of the General Assembly to pursue impeachment of Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis.

Minister Jordan Palmer, secretary-general of the federation, issued a release contending that actions of Davis to deny marriage licenses to gay couples defies Kentucky and U.S. court rulings.

Palmer said, "This violates the oath of office taken by Kim Davis and, if she cannot complete her job because of religious beliefs, then she should resign. Government is free of religion and religious beliefs. Perhaps Ms. Davis would be happier in a religious state such as Afghanistan, Iran, or Iraq.""
Update August 21, 2015: Protests Continue at Hospital That Fired Doctor for Citing Homosexual Health Concerns
"In a move critics called “Orwellian,” a Boston hospital fired a well-respected urologist — merely for citing health concerns relating to homosexuality. And now those critics have taken up the cudgels for the doctor, protesting outside the hospital, which they say cares more about politics than health (video below).

The victim is Dr. Paul Church, a 65-year-old grandfather of six, who was notified of his termination from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) on March 30. The problem started, wrote WND.com in June, “more than 10 years ago when BIDMC began promoting LGBT activities, including Boston’s annual ‘Gay Pride Week.’ Church expressed concerns to hospital officials and on the hospital’s Intranet, noting that by supporting homosexual activities and strongly encouraging staff participation the administration was acting against its mission statement.” As Church explained, writes WND:

The facts, he said, are on his side.

“Although it has declined over the past few decades, two-thirds of all new HIV/AIDS infections in the U.S. are the result of men having sex with men. Fifty percent of ‘gay’ men will be infected with HIV by age 50. Those numbers are out there and they are staggering,” he said.

But the facts that Church has used, from the Centers for Disease Control, appear to matter little in the case, he suggested."

What does this all mean?

It means that it is now time to wake up and it is time to repent and return to hear and do God's word and walk in the faith of the Kingdom path of Jesus.

Wake up and consider carefully what your life consists of, look at it and pray to God and repent of any sin, pray and ask His forgiveness and accept His gift of love through the Jewish Messiah Yeshua. Do it now! The Teacher is calling for you.

Shalom.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Peace and Security?


Four years ago on May 19, 2011 a Presidential lecture went on for nearly an hour at the Whitehouse.


We need to look back on that day as Obama issued his FACT SHEET: "A Moment of Opportunity" in the Middle East and North Africa.
“So we face an historic opportunity. We have embraced the chance to show that America values the dignity of the street vendor in Tunisia more than the raw power of the dictator. There must be no doubt that the United States of America welcomes change that advances self-determination and opportunity. Yes, there will be perils that accompany this moment of promise. But after decades of accepting the world as it is in the region, we have a chance to pursue the world as it should be.”

President Barack Obama
May 19, 2011 Washington, DC
Obama's moment of opportunity was immediately posted at Whitehouse.gov as the Commander in Chief incredibly compared the abyss of chaos from the Arab Spring that began in Tunisia, spread to Egypt and moved like a locust across the lands of the Bible to the historic American bravery of Rosa Parks.

I was horrified.

Rosa Parks was peaceful and brave. She stood up for what is right, she was a liberator not a destroyer. Barack Hussein Obama even went on to proclaim the grievous uprisings that have stricken North Africa and the Middle East as "change".

Is that his vision for America?

Obama started a destructive "change" campaign as Senator Obama back in 2008 as he ran for the Democratic nomination for U.S. President.

On October 30th that year at the University of Missouri, Obama, the junior United States Senator from Illinois started his ominous speech by saying: “We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America.”

Since then, Obama has also called the Arab Spring a fundamental "change" for reform and self-determination in the Middle East. He has even described his "change" rhetoric as one to be seen in what he called the success of the "self-policing" democracy of Iraq.

In this bizarre way, he has connected U.S. 'change' with the dark side of the Muslim world rooted in jihad.

If you have forgotten the details of Obama's comparison with Rosa Parks, I understand. But I pray you have not forgotten about the burden of Nineveh because Iraq is not self policing, it is a disaster and a horror in the making. Radical Sunni savages of the Islamic State called ISIS seek to destroy freedom and life for anyone that opposes their Sharia theology along the Tigris River. This includes the Shiites that lead the government of Iraq.

This thing Obama has called "change" is an Islamic awakening from its Ottoman nightmare.

It's ultimate goals are simple, to sever Israel and the United States from the Middle East and to re-establish an Islamic Ottoman style government lost at the end of World War I called the "Caliphate".

One "Caliphate" goal is to push the tiny democracy of modern Israel into the sea and expand the rule of Islamic terror and destruction.

Today, brings the words of Daniel's horrific war vision seen some 3,000 years ago to the front page of the world's headlines:
"In the third year of Cyrus king of Persia, a revelation was given to Daniel (who was called Belteshazzar). Its message was true and it concerned a great war.

The understanding of the message came to him in a vision.

At that time I, Daniel, mourned for three weeks. I ate no choice food; no meat or wine touched my lips; and I used no lotions at all until the three weeks were over.

On the twenty-fourth day of the first month, as I was standing on the bank of the great river, the Tigris, I looked up and there before me was a man dressed in linen, with a belt of fine gold from Uphaz around his waist. His body was like topaz, his face like lightning, his eyes like flaming torches, his arms and legs like the gleam of burnished bronze, and his voice like the sound of a multitude.

I, Daniel, was the only one who saw the vision; those who were with me did not see it, but such terror overwhelmed them that they fled and hid themselves.

So I was left alone, gazing at this great vision; I had no strength left, my face turned deathly pale and I was helpless. Then I heard him speaking, and as I listened to him, I fell into a deep sleep, my face to the ground. A hand touched me and set me trembling on my hands and knees.

He said, "Daniel, you who are highly esteemed, consider carefully the words I am about to speak to you, and stand up, for I have now been sent to you." And when he said this to me, I stood up trembling.

Then he continued, "Do not be afraid, Daniel. Since the first day that you set your mind to gain understanding and to humble yourself before your God, your words were heard, and I have come in response to them. But the prince of the Persian kingdom resisted me twenty-one days. Then Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me, because I was detained there with the king of Persia.

Now I have come to explain to you what will happen to your people in the future, for the vision concerns a time yet to come." Daniel 10:1-14 (NIV)
Just six months ago, during a 13th anniversary speech given the day before 9/11/14, President Obama called Yemen a "success" in the fight against terror.


How could Obama say that?

Yemen is another failure and the Shi'ite Houthis there are an imploding sect collapsing under the crushing weight of Saudi-Sunni Shiite opposition and aggression that may in the end, energize a 10 nation Arab coalition against Persia. This is a very big deal as the kings of the north and the south, the iron and clay of Shiite and Sunni begin to trample upon each other.

Yemen is another of the many conflicts unfolding in the Middle East today, then, but they are not really about the legitimacy of borders or the validity of Yemen or Syria, instead, the origin of the struggles within these countries is over who has the right to rule them, Sunni or Shiite.

Yemen may be on the second page of the headlines today as a "Decisive Storm" but the Shi'ite - Sunni conflict will eventually move front and center because iron and clay do not mix.

In the Bible, Daniel warns prophetically about the final empire that wars with others and itself (see Daniel 2:40-43)

There one thing you immediately think of if you visualize the landscape of "Sunni" Saudi Arabia, its full of vast areas sand literally everywhere you look and the vast crude reserves sit below as if in an earthenware pot of clay below.

Yet there's something you may not see about "Shi'ite" Iran. If you are from the United States, you may think about images of the American Embassy being attacked in 1979 when Jimmy Carter was at the helm of the U.S. Presidency, but the thing is, Persia-Iran is tied to the words of Daniel as one of the world's largest producers of... iron ore.


Are you beginning to see the picture now?


So, we must think again as we consider our future and pray for the peace and security of our friends in Israel, after all Yeshua is the Lion of the tribe of Judah, He loves Israel and the Jewish people.

That also requires that we pray for the eyes and heart to be opened for President Obama because he is directing a collision course with the God of Israel. He is orchestrating a nuclear deal with a "Shi'ite" Iranian Ayatollah that calls for "Death to America" the 'great' Satan and Israel the 'little' Satan.

Netanyahu has warned Obama about the words of the Iranian mullahs but Obama does not listen.

So far, President Obama has failed in his attempts to force the Quartet's so-called two state peace plan that will ultimately endanger Israel and all people that live there, whether Jew, Muslim or Christian. The danger will be so grave that in the end, God will come as The Lord of Hosts to break in pieces and consume all earthly kingdoms just as the Bible declares through the prophets.
"And in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall not be left to other people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever." Daniel 2:44
There is great reason to pray. Perhaps more that you ever realized. The conflict of clay and iron will makes it' way to Israel.

Just weeks ago, when no one was looking the Pentagon declassified an April 1987 Department of Defense top-secret document entitled "Critical Technology Assessment in Israel and NATO Nations" which details Israel’s nuclear and advanced technologies defense program which until March 2015 has remained as it should: silent and well guarded.

Why now?

America's Commander in Chief has allowed those under his command to breach the silence to keep quiet on Israel’s nuclear power and the timing of this is very grave. After all, it occurred as Obama riled against Netanyahu's March 3rd address to Congress as the Prime Minister warned the world against the dangers of Iran’s nuclear program.

You should look at the document. When you do, you will notice an odd aspect that openly shows all sections on Israel’s nuclear program yet the sections on Italy, France, West Germany and other NATO countries are completely blocked out throughout the "Critical Technology Assessment in Israel and NATO Nations".

For our voices to be heard let's pray for the peace of Jerusalem and the Land of Israel, the only democracy in the Middle East.

Back to May 19, 2011:
"In a major speech at the State Department, President Obama laid out his vision for a new chapter in American diplomacy as calls for reform and democracy spread across the Middle East and North Africa.

He made clear that the United States will support people who call for democracy and reform and leaders who implement them, will oppose violence in cracking down on protests and efforts to limit the rights of minorities, and continue to work for peace between Israelis and Palestinians."
The speech announced a commitment to "di-vide" Israel back to pre-1967 lines as the eruption of violent uprisings and protests that now divide Tunisia, Libya, Syria and Iraq.


Obama's chaos of "change" is dark and
it has grown globally since his
New Beginning speech of June 4, 2009.


That Cairo speech to the 'Muslim World' now propels the U.S. toward a framework deal with the Twelvers of Iran. Indeed we are only seeing the beginning of chaos as Middle East politics are defined by instability and the shifting sand of geo-religious-military alliances as grave conflict and terror lies ahead to be spewed in eruptions of terrorism, not only in the Middle East but abroad...


How do I know?

The prophet Hosea prophetically warned the world of a latter day call for 'change'. A woe heard first in Egypt which has turned toward Assyria:
“Whenever I would heal Israel, the sins of Ephraim are exposed and the crimes of Samaria revealed. They practice deceit, thieves break into houses, bandits rob in the streets; but they do not realize that I remember all their evil deeds. Their sins engulf them; they are always before me."

"Ephraim mixes with the nations; Ephraim is a flat loaf not turned over. Foreigners sap his strength, but he does not realize it. His hair is sprinkled with gray, but he does not notice.

Israel's arrogance testifies against him, but despite all this he does not return to the LORD his God or search for him. "Ephraim is like a dove, easily deceived and senseless-- now calling to Egypt, now turning to Assyria.

When they go, I will throw my net over them; I will pull them down like the birds in the sky. When I hear them flocking together, I will catch them. Woe to them, because they have strayed from me! Destruction to them, because they have rebelled against me! I long to redeem them but they speak about me falsely. They do not cry out to me from their hearts but wail on their beds. They slash themselves, appealing to their gods for grain and new wine, but they turn away from me. I trained them and strengthened their arms, but they plot evil against me.

They do not turn to the Most High; they are like a faulty bow. Their leaders will fall by the sword because of their insolent words. For this they will be ridiculed in the land of Egypt." Hosea 7:1-2 NIV and Hosea 7:8-16 NIV
Egypt saw revolution and ISIS declares an Islamic State in Nineveh Iraq Syria as the black flag of beheading prevails. This month, Yemen has fallen as the nation's besieged President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi begs for U.N. protection as U.S. Troops have withdraw from the threat of Shi'ite Muslim Houthis.

Did Obama see the dangerous road ahead, did he see the change he promotes as the evil that is pressing forward?

The President is now using a messenger. His name is Press Secretary Denis McDonough to again call for the clock to be rolled back to 1967 and perhaps the "change" of abandonment that could engage a Shemittah judgment on our soil as a result of a clash of world views.

In case you are not familiar with McDonough, he served as a senior foreign policy adviser to Senator Tom Daschle.


You should remember Daschle and his post 9/11 speech:
"The bricks have fallen down but we will rebuild..."


Daschle quoted Isaiah then, but I can't help but think of Daniel 12:9 today:
"Now I am come to make thee understand what shall befall thy people in the latter days: for yet the vision is for many days."
Words that are linked to these from Zechariah:
"The oracle of the word of the LORD concerning Israel: Thus declares the LORD, who stretched out the heavens and founded the earth and formed the spirit of man within him: “Behold, I am about to make Jerusalem a cup of staggering to all the surrounding peoples. The siege of Jerusalem will also be against Judah. On that day I will make Jerusalem a heavy stone for all the peoples. All who lift it will surely hurt themselves. And all the nations of the earth will gather against it." Zechariah 12:1-3
Below, is another extract from the Whitehouse website that was posted yesterday, March 23rd. I encourage you to read it as you consider what the Wall Street Journal calls "Obama’s Mideast Realignment". This commentary is critical. In it, Max Boot says: "His new doctrine: Downgrade ties to Israel and the Saudis while letting Iran fill the vacuum left by U.S. retreat." Mark your calendar we will see no "Peace and Security" from the President's agenda.


White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough Remarks
As Prepared at J Street Annual Conference

As Prepared for Delivery --


"In his call to congratulate Prime Minister Netanyahu last Thursday, President Obama committed to continuing consultations on a range of regional issues, including resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The process of forming a new Israeli government is now underway, and in the coming days and weeks, we’ll see what that looks like. So, with the remainder of my time with you today, I’d like to share with you how President Obama sees the road ahead.

First, no matter who leads Israel, America’s commitment to Israel’s security will never waver. As we all know, Israel faces real dangers in a tough neighborhood. I traveled with then-Senator Obama to Israel in 2008. I will never forget our time in the holy city of Jerusalem and following behind him as he approached the Western Wall—and even in the dark hours of that very early morning, it was a place bustling with energy afforded by one’s faith. On that trip, the President toured Sderot and saw the devastation wrought by Hamas-launched rockets. He met with Israelis living under the threat of rocket attacks. And, since then, I’ve seen President Obama’s personal commitment to increasing our security cooperation with Israel to unprecedented levels.

Today, our security, military, and intelligence cooperation is stronger than it’s ever been, and that’s not going to change. The U.S.-Israel consultative group will continue to ensure cooperation at the highest levels of our governments. Under President Obama, we’ve spent hundreds of millions helping to develop David’s Sling and the Arrow missile defense systems. I recall very clearly a call with the Israeli Ambassador at 5:00 PM on a Friday evening last July, when he requested – and shortly thereafter the President and Congress delivered – an additional $225 million for Iron Dome missiles and batteries. That on top of the nearly $1 billion we had invested in Iron Dome already, which saved so many Israeli lives during the conflict with Hamas last summer. And, next year, when we deliver the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, Israel will be the only country in the Middle East with a fifth-generation aircraft. In other words, we will continue to ensure Israel’s qualitative military edge. As the President has said so many times, we have Israel’s back.

Second, we continue to believe that the best way to safeguard Israel’s long-term security is to bring about a comprehensive peace between Israelis and Palestinians—two states for two peoples, living side-by-side in security and peace.

To achieve this, the United States has long advocated direct negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians. In 2009, Prime Minister Netanyahu publicly endorsed a two-state solution. Over the course of President Obama’s administration, most recently with the tireless efforts of Secretary Kerry, the United States has expended tremendous energy in pursuit of this goal. That is why the Prime Minister’s comments on the eve of the election—in which he first intimated and then made very clear in response to a follow up question that a Palestinian state will not be established while he is prime minister—were so troubling.

After the election, the Prime Minister said that he had not changed his position, but for many in Israel and in the international community, such contradictory comments call into question his commitment to a two-state solution, as did his suggestion that the construction of settlements has a strategic purpose of dividing Palestinian communities and his claim that conditions in the larger Middle East must be more stable before a Palestinian state can be established. We cannot simply pretend that those comments were never made, or that they don’t raise questions about the Prime Minister’s commitment to achieving peace through direct negotiations.

In recent days, some have suggested our reaction to this issue is a matter of personal pique. Nothing could be further from the truth. America’s commitment to a two-state solution is fundamental to U.S. foreign policy. It’s been the goal of both Republican and Democratic presidents, and it remains our goal today. Because it is the only way to secure Israel’s future as a Jewish and democratic state.

That is why President Obama has said that we need to re-evaluate our approach to the peace process and how we pursue the cause of peace – because, like all of you, we care deeply about Israel and its future. We will look to the next Israeli government to match words with actions and policies that demonstrate a genuine commitment to a two-state solution. And, like every administration since President Johnson, we will continue to oppose Israeli settlement activity since it undermines the prospects for peace. Meanwhile, we share Israel’s concern about the security environment in the region – which is why, as part of the last round of talks – the President and Secretary Kerry had General John Allen prepare a detailed plan to provide for security in the West Bank over the long-term.

In the end, we know what a peace agreement should look like. The borders of Israel and an independent Palestine should be based on the 1967 lines with mutually agreed swaps. Each state needs secure and recognized borders, and there must be robust provisions that safeguard Israel’s security. An occupation that has lasted for almost 50 years must end, and the Palestinian people must have the right to live in and govern themselves in their own sovereign state.

President Obama still firmly believes what he said in Jerusalem two years ago—that peace is necessary, just, and possible. Peace is necessary because it is the only way to ensure that a secure State of Israel is both Jewish and democratic. Israel cannot maintain military control of another people indefinitely. That’s the truth. And as President Obama has said, neither occupation nor expulsion of Palestinians is the answer. Anything less than true peace will only worsen the situation. A “one-state solution” would effectively end Israel’s nature as a Jewish and democratic state. Unilateral annexation of the West Bank territories would be both wrong and illegal. The United States would never support it, and it’s unlikely Israel’s other friends would either. It would only contribute to Israel’s isolation.

Peace is also undeniably just. Palestinian children deserve the same right to be free in their own land as Israeli children in their land. A two-state solution will finally bring Israelis the security and normalcy to which they are entitled, and Palestinians the sovereignty and dignity they deserve.

And we cannot give up on the idea that peace is possible, because peace will make Israel stronger. It would provide clear, secure borders that would increase Israel’s security. It would deal a knock-out blow to calls for boycotts, divestment, and sanctions, which many of you have fought hard and courageously to oppose. It would undercut efforts to isolate Israel in the international community and roll back de-legitimization efforts.

Achieving peace won’t be easy. It will require political courage. But nothing would do more to improve Israel’s security or its relations with its neighbors than to bring about a sovereign and contiguous Palestinian state alongside a secure, democratic, Jewish Israel. No nation has done more to stand with Israel in the world, including at the United Nations, than the United States. And so, as difficult as it is, the United States will never stop working for a two-state solution and the lasting peace that Israelis and Palestinians so richly deserve.

I know that you are here because you care deeply about the cause of peace. And your voices are important too – you can help remind people that there is a great constituency for peace; that there are people who believe, as President Obama does, that peace is necessary, peace is just, and – yes – peace is possible."
Press Secretary McDonough left out something very important. He forgot God's request for fasting, weeping and mourning. He forgot YHVH's warning too:
“‘Yet even now,’ declares the Lord, ‘return to Me with all your heart, and with fasting, weeping and mourning; and rend your heart and not your garments.’ Now return to the Lord your God for He is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in loving kindness and relenting of evil.” Joel 2:12-13

"I will gather all the nations and bring them down to the valley of Jehoshaphat. Then I will enter into judgment with them there on behalf of My people and My inheritance, Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations; and they have divided up My land.” Joel 3:2
Seven years ago, the Shemittah economic crisis ruptured in large part due to housing greed, giving away land if you will to those that it did not belong by dishonest mortgage lending schemes and guarantees.

Now much worse may soon unfold. Division and change in "The Land" could cause chaos to erupt in Jerusalem, compounded by the sword of extremist anti-Israeli and anti-Christian Islamic terror and tribulation that is exploding across ancient Assyria and destroying the modern day boundaries established at the demise of the Ottoman Empire of the Turks.

Can you see a dark road ahead?

Paul did:
"While people are saying, “There is peace and security,” then sudden destruction will come upon them as labor pains come upon a pregnant woman, and they will not escape. But you are not in darkness, brothers, for that day to surprise you like a thief." 1 Thessalonians 5:3-4

Do they?


You can read more about the global goal to divide The Promised Land at: Zechariah's Vision and The Quartet.


What does this all mean?

It's time to pray for the Peace of Jerusalem not its division. Today is not a time for change but a time to go back and to return to God's covenant with fasting, weeping and mourning. It is time to repent. Time to hear and do His word and walk in the faith of His Kingdom path so that He can ready your lamp for your coming assignment.

God is a sovereign God. He is a loving God and He has provided a way to offer you His salvation. You can accept His gift of life. Consider carefully what your life consists of, look at it and repent of your sin, ask others for forgiveness, ask God for forgiveness and accept His gift of love through Jesus Christ the Jewish Messiah Yeshua.

Today is the time. If you know you need to get your life right with God, don’t wait for tomorrow, get it right with Him and ask Jesus into your life now!
"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved." John 3:16-17
Shalom.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Esther and Isaiah Fifty Three


Today, as the Assyrian Christians in present-day Syria and Iraq suffer tribulation, I am writing in remembrance of this week of Purim and the "star" of the story (Esther) who made intercession for the Jewish people in the Persian land of Iran just as Netanyahu does again in a manner of speaking, some 50 Jubilee years later in the U.S. Congress.

Many say our Savior God's name is not seen in the Esther account.

It's true but... the name Esther אֶסְתֵּר contains the Aleph Tav אֶתֵּ The Herald of Messiah, "the strength of the covenant" scattered all over the Bible. Each letter in Hebrew has a unique meaning. The letters Aleph and Tav אֶתֵּ literally give their meaning as "the strength of the covenant" including the Aleph Tav -אֶתֵּ found in Esther 1:4:
בְּהַרְאֹתוֹ, אֶת-עֹשֶׁר כְּבוֹד מַלְכוּתוֹ, וְאֶת-יְקָר, תִּפְאֶרֶת
גְּדוּלָּתוֹ; יָמִים רַבִּים, שְׁמוֹנִים וּמְאַת יוֹם

"When he shewed -אֶתֵּ the riches of his glorious kingdom and the honor of his excellent majesty many days, even an hundred and fourscore days."
Coincidentally, a hundred and fourscore days is 180 days, the exact time period from the First Fruits Day of Passover to the the first day of Sukkot or Tabernacles week.

Isaiah gives the Jewish people the account of His excellent majesty, our intercessor as shown in Isaiah 53.


If only our brother Judah would see Him there too
and believe our report of Him!!


Here again we see the witness of the Aleph Tav אֶתֵּ in the words of Isaiah.
"Who has believed Our report? And to whom has the arm of YHVH been revealed?

For He comes up as a tender plant before Him, and as a Root out of a dry ground. He has no form, nor honor, when we observe Him, nor beauty, that we should desire Him. He was despised, and rejected by men, a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief.

And as one hiding His countenance from us, He was despised, and we did not esteem Him. Surely He has borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows, yet we esteemed Him stricken, smitten by Elohim, and afflicted.

And He was pierced for our transgressions, bruised for our iniquities, the punishment that brought us peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed.

All we like sheep have gone astray, we have turned each to his own way, and YHVH has laid on Him אֶתֵּ the punishment of us all. He was oppressed and He was afflicted, yet He did not open His mouth.

He was led as a Lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before its shearers is silent, He did not open His mouth.

By oppression and trial was taken away, and who can speak of אֶתֵּ His descendants? For He was cut off from the land of the living, for the transgressions of My people He was stricken.

And He made His grave with אֶתֵּ the wicked, and with אֶתֵּ the rich in His death, because He had done no violence, nor was any deceit in His mouth.

Yet it pleased YHVH to bruise Him and to cause Him to suffer, and though YHVH makes His life an offering for sin, He will see His offspring and prolong His days, and the will of YHVH will prosper in His hand. He shall see the labor of His soul, and be satisfied.

By His knowledge My righteous Servant shall justify many, for He shall bear their iniquities.

Therefore I will give Him a portion with the great, and shall divide אֶתֵּ the spoil with the strong, because He poured out His soul even to death, and was numbered with אֶתֵּ the transgressors, and He bore the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors."
Micah 5 gives us the second witness and the details on how the one that Isaiah describes as Yeshua Messiah the promised ruler born in Bethlehem will return as in a future Purim to cast out the siege of the Assyrians that will ultimately come to destroy. This will be just like the days of Haman during the destruction of Jerusalem, a time of great tribulation that has not bee seen there "since the beginning of the world to this time." But this time it will not be Esther that saves.

It will be King Messiah the אֶתֵּ and He will regather all people of God together Jew and Gentile to join as brothers, the sons of Jacob there with Him:
Marshal your troops now, city of troops,
for a siege is laid against us.
They will strike Israel’s אֶתֵּ ruler
on the cheek with a rod.

“But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah,
though you are small among the clans of Judah,
out of you will come for me
one who will be ruler over Israel,
whose origins are from of old,
from ancient times.”

Therefore Israel will be abandoned
until the time when she who is in labor bears a son,
and the rest of his brothers return
to join the Israelites.

He will stand and shepherd his flock
in the strength of the LORD,
in the majesty of the name of the LORD his God.

And they will live securely, for then his greatness
will reach to the ends of the earth.

And he will be our peace
when the Assyrians invade our land
and march through our fortresses.

We will raise against them seven shepherds,
even eight commanders,
who will rule -אֶתֵּ the land of Assyria with the sword,
the land of Nimrod with drawn sword.

He will deliver us from the Assyrians
when they invade our land
and march across our borders.

The remnant of Jacob will be
in the midst of many peoples
like dew from the LORD,
like showers on the grass,
which do not wait for anyone
or depend on man.

The remnant of Jacob will be among the nations,
in the midst of many peoples,
like a lion among the beasts of the forest,
like a young lion among flocks of sheep,
which mauls and mangles as it goes,
and no one can rescue.

Your hand will be lifted up in triumph over your enemies,
and all your foes will be destroyed.

“In that day,” declares the LORD,
“I will destroy your horses from among you
and demolish your chariots.
I will destroy the cities of your land
and tear down all your strongholds.
I will destroy your witchcraft
and you will no longer cast spells.

I will destroy your idols
and your sacred stones from among you;
you will no longer bow down
to the work of your hands.
I will uproot from among you your Asherah poles
when I demolish your cities.
I will take vengeance -אֶתֵּ in anger and wrath
on the nations that have not obeyed me.”
What does this all mean?

It's time to pray for the Peace of Jerusalem not its division. It is time to repent and return to God's covenant, return to hear and do His word and walk in the faith of His Kingdom path so that He can ready your lamp for your coming assignment.

God is a sovereign God. He is a loving God and He has provided a way to offer you His salvation. You can accept His gift of life. Consider carefully what your life consists of, look at it and repent of your sin, ask His forgiveness and accept His gift of love through the Jewish Messiah Yeshua.

Today is the time. If you know you need to get your life right with God, don’t wait for tomorrow, get it right with Him now!
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. John 3:16-17

If there is therefore any exhortation in Messiah, if any consolation of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any tender mercies and compassion, make my joy full, by being like-minded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind; doing nothing through rivalry or through conceit, but in humility, each counting others better than himself; each of you not just looking to his own things, but each of you also to the things of others.

Have this in your mind, which was also in Messiah Yeshua, who, existing in the form of God, didn't consider it robbery to be equal with God, but emptied himself, taking the form of a servant, being made in the likeness of men.

And being found in human form, he humbled himself, becoming obedient to death, yes, the death of the cross. Therefore God also highly exalted him, and gave to him the name which is above every name; that at the name of Yeshua every knee should bow, of those in heaven, those on earth, and those under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Yeshua the Messiah is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. Philippians 2:1-11
If you will just check the Strong's concordance on the Greek word Lord kyrios it means this title is given to: "God, the Messiah."
As therefore you received Messiah Yeshua, the Lord, walk in him, rooted and built up in him, and established in the faith, even as you were taught, abounding in it in thanksgiving.

Be careful that you don't let anyone rob you through his philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the elements of the world, and not after Messiah.

For in him all the fullness of the Godhead dwells bodily, and in him you are made full, who is the head of all principality and power; in whom you were also circumcised with a circumcision not made with hands, in the putting off of the body of the sins of the flesh, in the circumcision of Messiah; having been buried with him in immersion, in which you were also raised with him through faith in the working of God, who raised him from the dead. Colossians 2:6-12
Shalom.