gave my husband some bad news today..
The news I delivered was, Yeshua is not a deity.
Huh? wha? But the church teaches that….
Sweetie, I know this is hard to believe but the church is not that smart.
They teach people things that they are clueless on.
Just because they believe it is not a good reason to pass it on.
why would I even bring that up?
“Woe to the world because of offenses! For offenses must come, but woe to that man by whom the offense comes!
Well, honestly something in Anna’s blog perked my ears up the other day.
The Jewish site she linked to has this from a Midrash Tefillat from Ribbi Shimon Bar Yohai: And in the sixth year, one star will sprout, and on its head is a staff of fire like a spear. And the nations of the world say, “It is ours!”, but it is not true – rather, it belongs to Israel, as it says, “There shall step forth a star out of Jacob”. And the time of its shining is in the first watch of the night until 2 hours. And it will gather for 15 days in the east and turn around to the west and do 15 days. And if it lasts longer, it is good for Israel.
It made me think of the lightning that flashes from the east to the west. And the people say – come and see! We found him! but it is not true…I mean I knew it went something like that so I was looking for that verse right around Luke 17 and this is what I came across.
Now when He was asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, He answered them and said, “The kingdom of God does not come with observation; “nor will they say, ‘See here!’ or ‘See there!’ For indeed, the kingdom of God is within you.”
Wowza – the kingdom of God does not come with observation. You can not sit around and wait for it to show up. Watching Does Not Make it Happen.
It is Within YOU.
You Cause it to Show UP!
I set before you a blessing and a curse.
I told my husband we need to read the gospels in order and see what they actually say. Yeshua is the rightful king, he is the King of Kings. He is the Word of Yahovah Abba made flesh. And he will return to rule and to turn the hearts of the children back towards their Father. He only says what the Father tells him – and when Yeshua says I and the Father are ONE – he means they are of one mind, one purpose, to bring back the love of the children for their Abba, their creator, and His instructions.
I know we have been over this a few times, but this season is particularly hard for me. I have no decorations. I have my oil lamps burning – all of them. not adding one at a time. Why would that be – I began to think of the irony of our current traditions and the history behind them.
Bad guys are eyeballing the treasury of the temple. High Preist Oneius tells everyone how awesome Yehovah is to His people. Greeks want money. Bad guy kills High Priest and becomes fake High Priest, he tells the greek king that he will corrupt the youth of the hebrews to walk away from the law and lust after the greek life. Money! Sports! Sex! Bacon!!
It says they had no faith in the ways of their fathers, but instead, they esteemed hellenic glories best of all.
No one alive today lives for that stuff now, do they?
The temple is defiled, the gymnasium is built, keeping Sabbath is outlawed.
Women are thrown off the city walls with their circumcised babies hanging from their necks. The revered scribe – 90 years old is having his mouth forced open to eat pork. He says: no way! They said in a whisper [look Eleazer , we like you, we don’t want you to die. Go get some food that is okay for you to eat and we will ‘force’ you to eat that, so you can live!]
He starts headed for the execution area!
He says why would I trick these young believers into thinking that I became a pagan in my old age?!? So I could live in shame for a tiny bit longer?? No way! I will show them that it is better to suffer now and give glory to Ha’Shem.
The mother lost all seven of her sons in the same day – they refused to break the Torah – she watched them have the scalps peeled off their heads, their tounges cut out, their hands and feet chopped off and then be fried in boiling oil.
When she only had one son left the men told her to convince her young son to save his life – but instead she spoke to him in hebrew and told him – Do not fear this executioner, but prove yourself worthy of your brothers and accept death, so that I may receive you back with them in the day of mercy
On the 25th of Cheslev the temple was defiled and two years later it was rededicated. and then on the 25 some time later the Catholics took that day over and said let’s win us some converts by re-fashioning their celebration and use that to celebrate the Kings B-day! after all the hebrew people were forced to celebrate it EVERY month while the temple was defiled! So we are against celebrating the re-birth of the Sun God. But plenty of people think it is perfectly Christian to celebrate the birthday of God’s Son on that day instead. And they get presents! woo hoo! And later when the Jews saw all the Christmas specials on TV – the result? Jonathan Sarna, professor of American Jewish history at Brandeis University, explains that Jews used to exchange gifts only on Purim, but in the late 19th century there was a shift from Purim to Hanukkah. Christmas itself became magnified in the late 19th century when it became a national holiday in America. The Jewish custom shifted in imitation of Christmas, as its consumerism grew.
Well that sucks.
These people were fried to death to avoid eating a bite of pork. Murdered for avoiding even the semblance of defiance against the Torah. And now they will toss it out the window so they can fit in.
next time the two gift exchanges line up are – Sat, 24 December 2016 at sundown (25th of Kislev, 5777)
it is hard to figure out what is the best way. I am not picking on anyone else – I am just letting you know I am still working on the best answer for me in my own spirit.