“Christians” again trying to tear down Torah followers for their “legalism”

This is a bit depressing, and I’m not going to go into the ins and outs of who said what. Suffice to say that amongst the videos shown to me on the side bar on Youtube I found a video which indicates that another ministry which has come to Torah has lost a lot of followers due to their stance. It’s bound to happen, but I want to highlight a comment that was made in response to one of these attack videos to show you the hypocrisy.

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Here’s the text in full with emphasis added:

“When I first started watching Lea, I really enjoyed her videos. She was on fire speaking against the New Age, one of my favorite subjects. She shot down drag queen story time, the women’s march, etc. I loved her passion. Somewhere things changed. They are now clearly teaching false doctrine. And the thing is, it’s not even about “who’s right?”. It’s about people. Because doctrine affects actual people. They don’t seem to understand that real people in real life struggle AGAINST legalism. I am one of them. For me, trying to follow the law is torturous and futile beyond description. It tears me down–as it should–because no one has ever been able to follow the law. Christ came to set the captives free. I hate to think that maybe they do realize this and actually want to lead people astray. I just don’t know…but one thing is for sure…demonic influence can be subtle and deceiving. Only God can see true motives. Thank you for your messages.”

I feel sorry for those who really believe this because what they are saying, (as they pick up their dog’s poop from the pavement to avoid a fine, file their taxes on time to avoid penalties and keep to the speed limit because “it’s the law”), is that they refuse to follow God’s Law. They can keep man’s laws (ever shifting, changing according to the whim of people) and do so every single day. There are few more law-abiding people than Christians. But they REFUSE to countenance keeping God’s Laws – Yeshua’s light yoke of Torah. Torah means instructions – it’s how to live a righteous and healthy life and have a good and healthy society. All of this is rejected, not based on the words of Christ, but on the misinterpreted words of Paul.

Success in keeping the law is not required for salvation, but let’s be clear, if:

Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven. Matt 5:19

can you tell me where the folks will be who say that all the law is done away with? There is nowhere beneath the least in heaven, is there? Yeshua tells us:

Many will say to Me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name drive out demons and perform many miracles?’ Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you workers of lawlessness!’ Matt 7:22-23

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Finally, this all begs the question what exactly Christians are repenting of, and why? Sin is transgression of the Law (1 John 3:4), and so if you don’t study the Law how can you even know what you’ve done which is wrong in the eyes of God?

Repent, and obey.

God Bless you

Lis

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The internet is rewiring your brain

This is a great short video – worth watching. Just as we pay attention to our diet, and believe we are “what we eat”, maybe we need to also think more carefully about how we consume the information on the internet, and more specifically how the way we use the internet either feeds into our ability to concentrate, or our distractibility.

I love the internet, but I’ve written before about the dangers both now and (more so) in the future. The internet allows me to study subjects to my heart’s content. But it also allows me to waste a lot of time being unproductive. Watch the video and then answer the question below. Please leave me a comment with your answer! Thanks.

So here’s my question: Did you manage to watch the whole video, giving it your full attention, or did you flip to another tab while it played, because you were distracted?

I was distracted to start with, then I tried to watch carefully, but my mind was thinking about other things as well. I found the video thought-provoking, and I hope you did too – at some point the internet will no longer be benign (if it ever was). Are you ready for that time? Have you thought about how you can gather hard copies of information for later use? Will you  be relying on online preparedness information when a crisis comes? Time to start buying books (if for no other reason than they haven’t figured out a way to retro-actively censor those!).

God Bless you

Lis

Man’s legalism leads to destruction

God has a way of doing things that He wants us to follow. He gave us written instructions on how to walk rightly before Him, but we exchanged His “light yoke” – Torah – for our own legal system.

Our legal system is built on leaven. Every little law contains within it more little nuances and regulations. Systems like this make lawyers lots of money as they seek to continually redefine these laws and their meaning and scope. It’s vital that we understand why this system is so toxic. It has enabled countries which once walked in a set of basic Christian tenets, if not the Law of God, to be manipulated until they (we) legalised things which God abhors. Homosexuality and abortion to name two.

And this system is ridden by those who seek our destruction.

Here’s a great and very relevant example of what I mean:

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In case the image isn’t loading for you, the gist of it is “Migrants traveling to US sue Trump, government; claim violation of constitutional rights.”

Ok, so let’s just take a moment and examine this. Who is suing the government? Not the migrants, but lawyers. Not one of those migrants, I would guess, is qualified and knowledgeable enough to launch their own legal proceedings against the US government (I couldn’t do it, and I bet you couldn’t either). They have been advised by a group of lawyers who are, at a guess, left-wing, and, based on their desires, they are going to help non-US citizens to sue under the notion that they even have constitutional rights. Only American citizens have those, surely?

Only a system which is based on legalism and leaven could allow such an attempt to subvert the rule of law in the United States.

Only a system which is based on “loopholes” and “precedent” could create such a situation.

This will hopefully get thrown out, but the concern is that it will spawn more and more cases similar, and perhaps all it will take is for one judge to hear the case and the floodgates may be opened.

We need to acknowledge the absolute righteousness of God’s Law so that in our hearts we know right from wrong, even as we must live, obediently, in societies which go against that Law.

God Bless you

Lis

 

Voting with your conscience isn’t enough

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The text reads: “the voting booth is a sacred altar at which every citizen must present his conscience to the Lord CHOOSE LIFE”

I don’t say this to offend the very good intentions of someone who sincerely believes this, but the person who came up with this needs to go back and read their bible again. Where in the bible does God sanction democracy (also known as “mob rule”)? He does not.

He didn’t want us to have a King, but we insisted, rejecting Him and His government. He gave us Saul, and Saul was just a man, and fallible. Then He gave us David – who was just a man, and fallible, but who loved God and had a heart to keep His Law.

Read the Psalms and you know that David LOVED God’s Law. Read Psalm 119, and you know even more the love that David had for the Law of God.

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Without a king we do what is right in our own eyes.

We do not have the right to elect our leaders; this does not come from God, but is a man-made rule, and it is mob rule: a shifting-sands “doctrine” which has allowed a shrouded elite to manipulate us and destroy the very fabric of what made us once great. And this system, and this manipulation has caused our countries to legalise what God abhors. The churches are involved in the most vile hypocrisy – some pastors (mostly female ones) now bless abortion clinics. Some pastors have been found to be in receipt of funds from George Soros, the arch-manipulator of whole societies, so that our churches, who reject God’s system, lead the flock astray, funded by hidden hands. Here’s a short video:

Let us not be under any illusion: democracy is not Godly, and while I have no issue with you voting, or me voting – I vote too; let’s not pretend that this system, this legalistic, man-made system of government, was what God had in mind for His people. The very idea that you can vote with your conscience, well, if you’re very blessed you get the opportunity. In the UK right now, we are mostly voting AGAINST the left. My local MP is in a safe Conservative seat, and no doubt supports abortion and LGBT rights. He certainly supports (and sermonised to me in his email) the murder of fellow humans for their organs. I usually vote for an independent, if there is one (like UKIP), but to suggest that they don’t support these “legal crimes” is naive.

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Are you voting for or against?

Vote all you want, the puppets presented to us, and I include Donald Trump in that, (although I applaud much of what he’s doing) are just that: puppets of the elites. A parliament of independents could not in two or three generations, have brought us into almost complete global alignment, country by country, with the evil plans of satan to rule over us in a global government. Every country which seeks to maintain laws against homosexuality or abortion is manipulated from within by charities funded, in large part, by those hidden elite hands, like George Soros.

However well-meaning the originator of the top image is, they are not whole bible believers. The bible is clear that God wants to rule us, and that He WILL rule us in the end!

God Bless you

Lis

“Religion is for the weak!”

Apparently.

According to some online commentators.

“Religion is a crutch!”

Oh, that’s another one I’ve heard a few times.

Sadly for them, these folks don’t know that they are not fireproof. They don’t know that the lake of fire will consume them. Their arrogance is causing them to walk “stiff-necked” contrary to God.

The rest of us know our fallen state. And yes, religion is for the weak, just like food for the body – because it makes us strong!

Without God I would starve, I would falter, I would make bad decicions because I would lack guidance. Without His word, I would hopelessly stumble. I am grateful everyday to be a believer and follower of Yeshua, and I work to be pleasing to God the Father.

Those who don’t “need” God don’t know just how much they need Him right now.

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Lis

A bible study on Isaiah chapter 5

Isaiah chapter 5 tells us that Israel is God’s vineyard – that He did all He could possibly do to make it fruitful, but instead it brought forth wild grapes. And so He opened it up to destruction in judgement. I’m reproducing the full chapter here with emphasis added, because I wanted to just share something about “Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil;” in verse 20 today, but without the context of the whole chapter the deeper meaning is lost. Read on…

1 Now will I sing to my wellbeloved a song of my beloved touching his vineyard. My wellbeloved hath a vineyard in a very fruitful hill:

2 And he fenced it, and gathered out the stones thereof, and planted it with the choicest vine, and built a tower in the midst of it, and also made a winepress therein: and he looked that it should bring forth grapes, and it brought forth wild grapes.

3 And now, O inhabitants of Jerusalem, and men of Judah, judge, I pray you, betwixt me and my vineyard.

4 What could have been done more to my vineyard, that I have not done in it? wherefore, when I looked that it should bring forth grapes, brought it forth wild grapes?

5 And now go to; I will tell you what I will do to my vineyard: I will take away the hedge thereof, and it shall be eaten up; and break down the wall thereof, and it shall be trodden down:

6 And I will lay it waste: it shall not be pruned, nor digged; but there shall come up briers and thorns: I will also command the clouds that they rain no rain upon it.

7 For the vineyard of the Lord of hosts is the house of Israel, and the men of Judah his pleasant plant: and he looked for judgment, but behold oppression; for righteousness, but behold a cry.

8 Woe unto them that join house to house, that lay field to field, till there be no place, that they may be placed alone in the midst of the earth!

9 In mine ears said the Lord of hosts, Of a truth many houses shall be desolate, even great and fair, without inhabitant.

10 Yea, ten acres of vineyard shall yield one bath, and the seed of an homer shall yield an ephah.

11 Woe unto them that rise up early in the morning, that they may follow strong drink; that continue until night, till wine inflame them!

12 And the harp, and the viol, the tabret, and pipe, and wine, are in their feasts: but they regard not the work of the Lord, neither consider the operation of his hands.

13 Therefore my people are gone into captivity, because they have no knowledge: and their honourable men are famished, and their multitude dried up with thirst.

14 Therefore hell hath enlarged herself, and opened her mouth without measure: and their glory, and their multitude, and their pomp, and he that rejoiceth, shall descend into it.

15 And the mean man shall be brought down, and the mighty man shall be humbled, and the eyes of the lofty shall be humbled:

16 But the Lord of hosts shall be exalted in judgment, and God that is holy shall be sanctified in righteousness.

17 Then shall the lambs feed after their manner, and the waste places of the fat ones shall strangers eat.

18 Woe unto them that draw iniquity with cords of vanity, and sin as it were with a cart rope:

19 That say, Let him make speed, and hasten his work, that we may see it: and let the counsel of the Holy One of Israel draw nigh and come, that we may know it!

20 Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!

21 Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight!

22 Woe unto them that are mighty to drink wine, and men of strength to mingle strong drink:

23 Which justify the wicked for reward, and take away the righteousness of the righteous from him!

24 Therefore as the fire devoureth the stubble, and the flame consumeth the chaff, so their root shall be as rottenness, and their blossom shall go up as dust: because they have cast away the law of the Lord of hosts, and despised the word of the Holy One of Israel.

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

26 And he will lift up an ensign to the nations from far, and will hiss unto them from the end of the earth: and, behold, they shall come with speed swiftly:

27 None shall be weary nor stumble among them; none shall slumber nor sleep; neither shall the girdle of their loins be loosed, nor the latchet of their shoes be broken:

28 Whose arrows are sharp, and all their bows bent, their horses’ hoofs shall be counted like flint, and their wheels like a whirlwind:

29 Their roaring shall be like a lion, they shall roar like young lions: yea, they shall roar, and lay hold of the prey, and shall carry it away safe, and none shall deliver it.

30 And in that day they shall roar against them like the roaring of the sea: and if one look unto the land, behold darkness and sorrow, and the light is darkened in the heavens thereof.

And who is Israel? Is it the Jewish people? No, they are part of Judah, Israel’s sister, and only part of the whole nation of Israel. Yeshua told us in Matthew 15:24: “But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel.” We are also told in 1 John 2:3: “every one who is denying the Son, neither hath he the Father, he who is confessing the Son hath the Father also.” [YLT]. In 2 John 1:19 we are told: “Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son.”

Without Christ you are not saved – so the Israel of God is not made up of unbelievers in our messiah. It is made up of those who have the Son and the Father. It is made up of those who abide in the doctrine of Christ.

What is that doctrine?

In Matthew 5:18-19., Yeshua tells us: “For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled. Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.”

The Law will stand until the Heavens and the Earth pass away! In fact in the very next verse He spoke of the importance of doing it better than the scribes and Pharisees!

Matthew 5:20: “For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.”

But what about Paul – doesn’t Paul teach in Galatians that the Law is done away with. No, Peter also wrote to the Galatians and said this about Paul’s writings: “As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction.” 2 Peter 3:16

Peter was the apostle upon whom Yeshua built His church. Our modern churches seem to be full of those who twist Paul’s words. Why do I believe that Paul is misunderstood?

In 2 Corinthians 6:14 Paul says: “Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?”

The word “unrighteousness” there is anomia – lawlessness.

The judgement of Isaiah 5:26-30 is coming – indeed Europe is being overrun with a foreign people and they want to take over. God’s judgement is coming – and as we see in that chapter:

18 Woe unto them that draw iniquity with cords of vanity, and sin as it were with a cart rope:

19 That say, Let him make speed, and hasten his work, that we may see it: and let the counsel of the Holy One of Israel draw nigh and come, that we may know it!

May God have mercy on us all.

Lis