Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Praying or Prophesying?

I recently shared with you some of my journey regarding headcoverings for women.

I loved this in depth study on Headcoverings by 119 Ministries. It is a topic I have studied a few times and at different points in my life, my understanding has changed. I once believed that my hair was my headcovering given to ...

Since then I have worn my headcovering periodically.  Most especially for the Sabbaths, special occasions, and sometimes when going to town.  Coming from generations of women who did not wear headcoverings has made this a longer journey.  How does one coif their hair properly, what colors would be acceptable for a wife and mother of my age and stature, How do you keep it on your head while going about your duties?  It is quite a learning curve for me.

I came across this excellent teaching that challenged me further.


I realized that much of my reasoning, was in fact a form of arguing and rationalizing why I did not need to follow the words written.

"I am a child of God."
"I am equal to any man in the eyes of God."
"I can go to God directly anytime I want to."
"I will be accepted by God no matter what."

I realized that my thinking did not just toss aside the man's headship over me, but also the Messiah's headship, as I strode headlong to the throne, ignoring this simple request.

"But I want you to know that the head of every man is Christ, the head of woman is man, and the head of Christ is God. 4 Every man praying or prophesying, having his head covered, dishonors his head. 5 But every woman who prays or prophesies with her head uncovered dishonors her head, for that is one and the same as if her head were shaved. 6 For if a woman is not covered, let her also be shorn. But if it is shameful for a woman to be shorn or shaved, let her be covered. 7 For a man indeed ought not to cover his head, since he is the image and glory of God; but woman is the glory of man. 8 For man is not from woman, but woman from man. 9 Nor was man created for the woman, but woman for the man. 10 For this reason the woman ought to have a symbol of authority on her head, because of the angels. 11 Nevertheless, neither is man independent of woman, nor woman independent of man, in the Lord. 12 For as woman came from man, even so man also comes through woman; but all things are from God.  13 Judge among yourselves. Is it proper for a woman to pray to God with her head uncovered? 14 Does not even nature itself teach you that if a man has long hair, it is a dishonor to him? 15 But if a woman has long hair, it is a glory to her; for her hair is given to her[a] for a covering."  1 Corinthians 11:3-15

It raises such questions!!  Is the woman's long hair a covering or is it made FOR a covering to go over it?"  If a woman is to cover, how much should she cover, what should she cover with, and where and when should it be covered?

But instead of these questions... again.... they lead to arguing and rationalizing the rejection of the request....

Is it a HARDSHIP for me to cover my head while praying and prophesying?

First.... The scriptures tell us to "Pray continually."  And.... well.... actually I do.
I pray all day long.  I walk down the hall and say a little prayer.  I sort the laundry and say a little prayer.  I tromp outside to check the gardens or the animals and say a little prayer.  I pray about what to make for dinner.  I pray how to fix things that go wrong or get broken or people and animals that get sick or injured.  I pray while I wash the dishes.  I pray all the time.  I even pray in my dreams, all the time.

Sooooooo to cover my head while I am praying and prophesying.... it means I will have to cover all the time.

Now a couple times in my day, these may be a hardship.  When I am showering... and when I am sleeping.  But the rest of the time.....  Not a hardship.  Pretty easy to do.  And... well.... since I am actually figuring out these scarves, I find they are quite comfortable.  It keeps all my hot, hot hair off my neck and back on hot days.  It keeps all my itchy, crazy hair out of my face, which I can't stand.

I don't think I could really get a covering to stay on my head well, while I slept.  So I will leave my covering on until I am done with my evening prayers, and go to sleep.  If I dream that I am praying... my dream self will have to wear a scarf too. :)

And, I thought I was rather clever to think, that while in the shower I could use my hands to cover my head if I needed to say a prayer.  Surprisingly, to me, this need was already considered, by the generations of women who DID wear headcoverings.  It is traditional to keep a clean washcloth in the shower for just this purpose. LOL





Here is a blog that shows many wonderful ways of tying your scarves to make your headcovering comfortable and beautiful.  She includes many tutorial videos and photos.  I love the variety of color.
Wrapunzel
  


And here is a company that sells some beautiful headcoverings, and other modest clothing as well.  They use a volumizer under their headcoverings.... I can see that it makes a big difference in the shape of the covering and, to me, makes it quite attractive.  While that would not be practical for daily use, perhaps for special occasions.  I also love how they mix and match colors, patterns and fabrics to make such delightful coverings.  Again.... this is going on my sewing to do list!



Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Tassels For The Love Of God - aka Tzitzits

I recently made my family tassels for our clothing.  You may well wonder, "WHY????"


Surprisingly, this is one of the biblical laws that many are unaware of.  The hebrew word used in scripture is Tzitzit (pronounced tzee-tzeet).

“You shall make tassels on the four corners of the clothing with which you cover yourself. (Deuteronomy 22:12)

“Speak to the children of Israel: Tell them to make tassels on the corners of their garments throughout their generations, and to put a blue thread in the tassels of the corners. And you shall have the tassel, that you may look upon it and remember all the commandments of the Lord and do them, and that you may not follow the harlotry to which your own heart and your own eyes are inclined, and that you may remember and do all My commandments, and be holy for your God." (Numbers 15:38-40)

There is much discussion about how they should be made, tied, worn and by whom.

From the scriptures we can see that 'the children of Israel' (by the by, if you are grafted in, that includes you) are to make tassels to hang from four corners of your clothing, with a blue thread in them.

They are a physical reminder to you to remember all the commandments of YHWH and do them.

Obviously, like other commandments, this physical sign does not mean ANYTHING, unless your heart is in alignment spiritually.  If you reject the commandments of YHWH and/or choose not to DO them, then wearing some tassels on your clothing would be meaningless.

BUT, like these other commandments, this physical sign is SYMBOLIC of spiritual state that YHWH desires in us.  He desires us to REMEMBER HIM and His commandments.  He desires us to LOVE Him and to show that love by following His commandments.  He desires our obedience that will enable Him to pour out His blessings upon us.  Just SEE how intertwined LOVE and His Commandments are.

I really had alot of fun making these for the family.  I made a plain blue set for my husband and oldest son.  And then I made multi colored ones for myself and the children, using our favorite colors, but carefully remembering to include at least one blue thread in each.  After this I made a second pair for each child with some beads because... well... because I could.

I used plain embroidery thread of various colors.  The beaded ones are simply knotted around the beads.  The ones without beads I chose to use the aleph-bet to guide my knots.  I began with three knots for the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, then ten braids, three knots, five braids, three knots six braids, three knots, five braids and three knots.  The ten, five, six, and five are for Yod Heh Vav Heh, YHWH.

Of course, that is just what I did.  You can do it however you like!  Following the Law of YHWH is not burdensome and comes with so much freedom and joy.

While I think that sometimes traditions can teach us some things, I believe that we must be careful that we are not neglecting or rejecting the law of YHWH for tradition.  For example, the Talmud (jewish rabbi's teaching and traditions) teach that the blue thread of the tzitzit must be dyed with a particular dye.  However that dye is extremely expensive.  So now, MANY people wear only white tzitzits, trying to follow the law of YHWH, but putting TRADITION over the actual scriptural LAW.

After explaining WHY we make and wear these tzitzits, the children were very proud to wear them.  For their little bodies, active bouncing whirlwinds that they are, I have found a simple belt with the tzitzits looped on it works best.  I tried safety pins and they were all misplaced within an hour.  With the belts we haven't lost one.  For myself, safety pins worked fine until I went on a hike in the trees and underbrush.

Here, someone is selling tzitzits quite affordably.  Please note that these do not all contain a blue thread, which is one of the ACTUAL requirements by scripture.  But if you were unable to make your own, this would be a great way to start following this commandment with ease.
100% Cotton Handmade Jewish TZITZIT 1 Set of 4 TSITSIT


And here you can purchase ready made belts with tzitzits attached.  I really thought these were inventive and cute!  They have plain and darker colors for men as well.  But for the children..... and for myself..... I could definitely see myself wearing these.  Next time I pull out my sewing machine this is on my to do list!
Tzitzit Belts


To learn more about Tzitzits.....

Wikipedia - Tzitzit
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tzitzit

Tassels and Tzitzit –A Research Study Paper
http://www.messianicjews.com.au/articles/details/3/Tassels-and-Tzitzit-A-Research-Study-Paper

What Scripture Says About... Tzitzit
http://www.psalm11918.org/Articles/What-Scripture-Says-About/Tzitzit.html


Monday, July 29, 2013

A Miracle!!!

http://www.kgw.com/home/Herrera-Beutlers-baby-first-to-survive-Potters-Syndrome-217407551.html

FIRST baby to survive Potter's Syndrome!

I am praising!  I have friends that personally know Jamie Herrera Beutler and spread the word mere months ago that prayers were requested for her baby.  The diagnosis seemed like a death sentence.  As Wikipedia reports Potter's Syndrome "has proved to be lethal in all cases of singleton births," and "are, or are near, lethal in 100% of the cases."

But here.... oh I am crying I am so moved....
Here.... is Abigail Rose Beutler at two weeks of age.....


What a precious and amazing blessing.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

I love you.....

"I love my Christian brothers, and want to share the truth with them. I know that they love God. I know that they love Jesus (Yeshua). I know that they are not acting in rebellion. We have all been lied to, and we need to deal gently and patiently with our brothers who are still being deceived." - Lex Meyer

Beautiful and exactly my heart's cry to my fellow Christian believers.  I know the sincerity of your love.  I know your heart for Christ.  I am FURIOUS at the lies we have all been told.  I wish they were shattered in a million pieces so that we could all worship in Spirit and Truth!


Give Thanks to The Lord For He Is Good!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6umWkVwpfBk


Give thanks to the Lord, our God and King
His love endures forever
For He is good, He is above all things
His love endures forever
Sing praise, sing praise

With a mighty hand and an outstretched arm
His love endures forever
For the life that's been reborn
His love endures forever
Sing praise, sing praise
Sing praise, sing praise

Forever God is faithful
Forever God is strong
Forever God is with us
Forever, forever

From the rising to the setting sun
His love endures forever
And by the grace of God we will carry on
His love endures forever
Sing praise, sing praise
Sing praise, sing praise

Forever You are faithful
Forever You are strong
Forever You are with us
Forever, forever

Flourish like a Palm Tree....

"The righteous shall flourish like the palm tree: he shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon.
Those that be planted in the house of YHWH shall flourish in the courts of Elohim.
They shall still bring forth fruit in old age; they shall be fat and flourishing;
To shew that the YHWH is upright: He is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in him." 

Psalm 92:12-15


Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Deuteronomy 10:12-13

 “And now, Israel, what does YHWH your Elohim require of you, but to fear YHWH your Elohim, to walk in all His ways and to love Him, to serve YHWH your Elohim with all your heart and with all your soul, 13 and to keep the commandments of YHWH and His statutes which I command you today for your good?"

Deuteronomy 10:12-13


Tuesday, July 23, 2013

"When will YOU decide to become disciples?"

Update 7/26/2013 - This story is not factual.  I still feel that it has an important principle to teach.  As such, I will not be removing it.  Consider though, if a preacher today really did have the spirit and guts to tell it like it is and cut to the dividing of soul and spirit by the word of Yah.....  what a thing to imagine.



Pastor Jeremiah Steepek (pictured) transformed himself into a homeless person and went to the 10,000 member church that he was to be introduced as the head pastor at that morning. He walked around his soon to be church for 30 minutes while it was filling with people for service....only 3 people out of the 7-10,000 people said hello to him. He asked people for change to buy food....NO ONE in the church gave him change. He went into the sanctuary to sit down in the front of the church and was asked by the ushers if he would please sit n the back. He greeted people to be greeted back with stares and dirty looks, with people looking down on him and judging him.

As he sat in the back of the church, he listened to the church announcements and such. When all that was done, the elders went up and were excited to introduce the new pastor of the church to the congregation........"We would like to introduce to you Pastor Jeremiah Steepek"....The congregation looked around clapping with joy and anticipation.....The homeless man sitting in the back stood up.....and started walking down the aisle.....the clapping stopped with ALL eyes on him....he walked up the altar and took the microphone from the elders (who were in on this) and paused for a moment....then he recited

“Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’ “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’
“The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’

After he recited this, he looked towards the congregation and told them all what he had experienced that morning...many began to cry and many heads were bowed in shame.... he then said....Today I see a gathering of people......not a church of Jesus Christ. The world has enough people, but not enough disciples...when will YOU decide to become disciples? He then dismissed service until next week.......Being a Christian is more than something you claim. I'ts something you live by and share with others.

First Shared by: WestCoast Fiya

Monday, July 22, 2013

Breaking News - Abu Ghraib Attacked, 500+ Escape

While most are 'anxiously' watching the birth of the royal baby REAL NEWS was happening.

Abu Ghraib attacked by suicide bombers, mortars, and rocket propelled grenades and freed more than 500 prisoners, most of whom were sentenced to death.  Simultaneous prison attack in a nearby region failed to free prisoners.
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/07/22/us-iraq-violence-idUSBRE96L0RM20130722

The Story of Ruth - Full Movie

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Democide - 260,000,000 people

Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force.
Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.

George Washington


Unstoppable - Official Movie Trailer

Kirk Cameron's latest project looks amazing.  Of course, YouTube keeps deleting their trailer as 'offensive hate speech.'  And Facebook has been removing any links posted.  I sure would like to know how they justify that. - http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/entertainment/2013/07/watch-kirk-camerons-controversial-movie-trailer/

Check it out yourself.  It looks .... amazing.

They keep updating it so that the trailer remains available.

http://unstoppablethemovie.com/

Joseph King of Dreams - Full Movie

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

In The Words of a Child


Paying for votes with sugar and oil..... oh my heart goes out to these people, just trying to survive.

Quote du Jour

Do you ever wonder why the hare often escapes the fox?
It is because the fox is running for his dinner - the hare is running for his life.

One Night With The King - Full Movie

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Tisha B'Av - The 9th Day of Av





This is the day where many remember and mourn many events in history which occurred on this Hebraic Calendar date.

On the 9th day of Av, Tisha B'Av....

The spies returned from Canaan reporting that they had no chance of taking the promised land.

YHWH did not allow them to enter the promised land for another 40 years.

The first temple was under siege from Babylon and the fire began that destroyed it, 587 BC.

The second temple was under siege from Rome and destroyed, 70.

Romans destroyed the last Jewish stronghold Betar, 132.

Romans plowed the temple area, 133.

The First Crusade commenced, 1096.

Jews were expelled from England, 1290.

Jews were expelled from France, 1306.

Jews were expelled from Spain 1492.

World War I began 1914.

The German "Final Solution" was approved, 1941.

Warsaw Ghetto was deported to Treblinka, 1942.


To learn more about Tisha B'Av -

FFOZ - The Ninth of Av: "Blessed Are Those Who Mourn"
http://ffoz.org/blogs/2013/07/the_ninth_of_av_blessed_are_th_2.html

Tisha B'Av - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tisha_B'Av

Judaism 101: Tisha B'Av
http://www.jewfaq.org/holidayd.htm


The Holocaust of NOW



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A Word to Prayerfully Consider From Chuck Baldwin

I realize that most pastors are not saying a word of warning to their congregations, but, folks, things CANNOT continue as they are for a whole lot longer. We are probably no more than 8-10 years away from a nuclear war with China and Russia; the American police state is growing so rapidly the fundamental freedoms of this republic will probably not survive another handful of years; the manipulated and fabricated debt-driven economy cannot stay afloat for too many more years; unchecked and encouraged illegal immigration is a time bomb; any serious disaster will mean certain food and gas shortages and mass lawlessness. During any major disaster, there are no more than 3 or 4 HOURS worth of food in the grocery stores. Same with gasoline.

At the risk of sounding alarmist notwithstanding, ask yourself, if any of the above happened now, are you where you want to be? Because, when it happens, you will NOT be able to relocate, and that is an absolute fact! During such an event, living in or near any major metropolitan area would be a disaster. In the event of a nuclear attack, living downwind of a major military installation would be a disaster. To not be prepared for such an event would be a disaster.

I'm only asking you to prayerfully and sincerely begin pondering these things NOW, because when it happens, it will be too late.
For people who say, "This is America--it can't happen here," let me ask you, would you have believed just a few years ago that what has happened here would happen? But it HAS happened here, hasn't it?

God is relocating His people in a way that we have not seen since the Pilgrims migrated from Europe to America. This is no coincidence. All I will say is if the still, small voice of God is tugging at your heart about this, you need to pay attention.

God bless you folks.



To learn more about Chuck Baldwin - http://chuckbaldwinlive.com/Home.aspx



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Monday, July 15, 2013

"Very great mistakes have been made..."

"Very great mistakes have been made about the law. Not long ago there were those about us who affirmed that the law is utterly abrogated and abolished, and they openly taught that believers were not bound to make the moral law the rule of their lives. What would have been sin in other men they counted to be no sin in themselves. From such Antinomianism as that may God deliver us. We are not under the law as the method of salvation, but we delight to see the law in the hand of Christ, and desire to obey the Lord in all things. Others have been met with who have taught that Jesus mitigated and softened down the law, and they have in effect said that the perfect law of God was too hard for imperfect beings, and therefore God has given us a milder and easier rule. These tread dangerously upon the verge of terrible error, although we believe that they are little aware of it. Alas, we have met with authors who have gone much further than this, and have railed at the law. Oh, the hard words that I have sometimes read against the holy law of God! How very unlike to those which the apostle used when he said, “The law is holy, and the commandment holy, and just, and good.” How different from the reverent spirit which made him say, “I delight in the law of God after the inward man.” You know how David loved the law of God, and sang its praises all through the longest of the Psalms. The heart of every real Christian is most reverent towards the law of the Lord. It is perfect, nay, it is perfection itself. We believe that we shall never have reached perfection till we are perfectly conformed to it. A sanctification which stops short of perfect conformity to the law cannot truthfully be called perfect sanctification, for every want of exact conformity to the perfect law is sin. May the Spirit of God help us while, in imitation of our Lord Jesus, we endeavor to magnify the law."

-C.H. Spurgeon


To learn more about Charles Spurgeon you can start here - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Spurgeon

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Living Water.....

Water was never created.


2 The earth was unformed and void, darkness was on the face of the deep, and the Spirit of God hovered over the surface of the water.
Genesis 1:2

Yeshua referred to Himself as the living water; when received, we will never thirst.

"For my people have committed two evils: they have abandoned me, the fountain of living water, and dug themselves cisterns, broken cisterns, that can hold no water!
Jeremiah 2:13

Hope of Isra'el, ADONAI! All who abandon you will be ashamed, those who leave you will be inscribed in the dust, because they have abandoned ADONAI, the source of living water.
Jeremiah 17:13

Whoever puts his trust in me, as the Scripture says, rivers of living water will flow from his inmost being!"
John 7:38

"For the Lamb at the center of the throne will shepherd them, will lead them to springs of living water, and God will wipe every tear from their eyes."
Revelation 7:17

And he said to me, "It is done! I am the 'A' (Alef) and the 'Z,' (Tav)' the Beginning and the End. To anyone who is thirsty I myself will give water free of charge from the Fountain of Life.
Revelation 21:6

Next the angel showed me the river of the water of life, sparkling like crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb.
Revelation 22:1

The Spirit and the Bride say, 'Come!' Let anyone who hears say, 'Come!' And let anyone who is thirsty come - let anyone who wishes, take the water of life free of charge."
Revelation 22:17

Now look at the physical properties of water. Hydrogen and Oxygen, in liquid form, are so cold to the touch that they would cold burn anything that touches it ... but when combining 2 parts Hydrogen with 1 part Oxygen it becomes water. To combine Hydrogen and Oxygen, in this way, should be a physical impossibility, but yet it is ... it is a miracle. Then again ... water was never created.

... water is life and always has been.

First Shared by Bernard Yosef Honigfort

Service in the Kingdom of YHWH

"He learned that when plowing with animals, they tend to plow where you look. If your attention is drawn to the left, you unconsciously direct your mules or horses to the left. If your attention is drawn to the right, you plow to the right."

To Read More Rural Revolution: Eyes on the Prize

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Overcoming Functional Illiteracy

A friend of mine shared this excellent video regarding Functional Illiteracy.  I have known many who suffer with it, and many who have overcome it as she did.

I once tutored a little girl in a local elementary school, while I was in High School.  She was having difficulties in her reading and falling further and further behind her classmates.  They discussed holding her back.  She began coming to my home several days a week after school.  I didn't go over phonics with her.  We didn't do sight words, or sentence structure.  I didn't make her write grammatical sentences and work on spelling.  Those techniques all have their place.  But they do not INSTILL THE JOY of reading.  It is like a cooking class that only teaches how to make white rice, in MINUTE detail. :)  Everyone wants to MAKE A CAKE!

I read to her.  I read and read and read to her.  I went through my books and found the most fanciful and outrageous.  Books with beauty and imagination.  All I did was read.

And she learned to WANT to read.  After a couple of months she was EXCELLING in school and reading above her grade level.

I love to read. My earliest memories are built upon reading.  My mother teaching me my letters.  She taught me how to read before I entered kindergarten.  From the age of 7 I would have my face in a book for the majority of my freetime.  I remember those short beloved chapter books, The Trumpet of the Swan, Stuart Little, Sign of the BeaverLaura Ingalls Wilder, Anne of Green Gables.  Mr. Popper's Penguins was so much fun.  I read and read and read.  Fortunately my grandmother was a reader too and was MORE than happy to keep me in books.  I loved our trips to the bookstore, which is STILL one of my very most favorite places to go (haven't been in.... lol over 6 years) (hint for hubby.... 'my dream date night').  Then there was the Chronicles of Narnia, The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings.  My heart really leaned towards the fantastic, and amazing and impossible.  Dragons, elves and fairies, space ships and other worlds.  The Death Gate Cycle, Thomas Covenant, Memory, Sorrow and Thorn, Sevenwaters, The Samaria Series.  Worlds of fancy and delight.  One of the best gifts I ever received was from my husband who had tracked down every single book written by David Eddings and gave me a PILE of wonderful to delve into.

I also enjoy reading for my edification.  I read the books and articles on self sufficiency, gardening, herbal remedy making, animal raising and homeschooling.  Michael Bunker, Carla Emery, John Seymour .  I also read the Word of YHWH throughout the day and follow that with various commentaries and historical researchers to help my understanding of its mysteries.  Matthew Henry, Lex Meyer, Dan Israel, 119 Ministries, Greek and Hebrew Interlinears.

I tell my children often... if you can read for yourself, you can learn ANYTHING. You can pick up any subject you want and learn it. If you learn to read you won't need other people to interpret things for you, and you won't have to depend (and hope and pray) that others are not misleading you. You will be able to learn it for yourself.

2 Timothy 2:15 says, "Give diligence to present yourself approved by God, a workman who doesn't need to be ashamed, properly handling the Word of Truth."

Being able to read it for yourself.....  is a blessing beyond measure.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Founded on the Principles of Liberty

"In the early formative years of this country, men, women and children came here having to deal with the elements of a strange land, long hard voyages, hunger, etc. They faced difficulties upon difficulties for one primary purpose, to seek religious freedom. This country was founded on the principles of liberty and freedom of conscience as expounded upon in the Scriptures. From this foundation emerged a government that was uniquely different, based in Scriptural common law and comprised of men who upheld it.

Many came from Europe and England where the churches had a strangle hold on the minds of men and freedom of thought and expression was not politically correct or acceptable in the face of the State controlled church. It was controlled then much as it is today. The yearning desire to live and worship freely was a strong drive that took many away from the comforts of their homeland, in hope and in faith, to places unknown.

This was the driving motivation and desire of many of our forefathers, the Christian Israelites who settled this land. Today, in this country, uniquely and prophetically, descendants of all twelve tribes of Israel have assembled. As the truth unfolds, and as prophesied, they are beginning to understand who they are, their heritage and their responsibilities."

Excerpt from Christianity Unmasqued, pg. 144
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Danny Glover performs Historic July 4th Frederick Douglass Speech

"Ten years before the Civil War, the city of Rochester, N.Y., asked Frederick Douglass to speak for its July 4, 1852, celebration. He accepted, but rather than join in the "celebration," Douglass took it in an unexpected direction. Here, Danny Glover performs a brilliant retelling of that speech."


First Shared at - http://www.upworthy.com/frederick-douglas-was-asked-to-speak-at-a-july-4-celebration-it-didnt-go-so-well-4?c=ufb1

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Sin No More

Jesus said to her, "Neither do I condemn you: go, and sin no more."

John 8:11


What Is Sin?

Everyone who sins breaks the law; in fact, sin is lawlessness.

1 John 3:4

Whose Doctrine Are You Following?

"To the Torah AND to the testimony! If they DO NOT speak according to THIS WORD, it is because there is NO LIGHT IN THEM." -Isaiah 8:20

"And the dragon was enraged with the woman, and he went to make war with the rest of her offspring, who KEEP THE COMMANDMENTS OF ELOHIM and HAVE THE TESTIMONY OF YESHUA MESSIAH." -Revelation 12:15


First Shared by Yisrael.me

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Verses from the Video

Jesus answered them, and said, My doctrine is not mine, but his that sent me. John 7:16

For I give you good doctrine, forsake you not my law. Proverbs 4:2

Now I beseech you, brothers, mark them which cause divisions and offenses contrary to the doctrine which you have learned; and avoid them. Romans 16:17


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