Wake up, Church!

I have written before about the sheep – it is good to be a sheep. However you do need to know Yeshua’s voice, and distinguish what He teaches from the churchianity we have going on today. Never has that been more pertinent to me than when a dear friend requested I look into the Immanuel Prayer process.

I decided to start by watching the video she sent and then looked at some of the practical sessions that people had recorded and put online. This process (and I’m going to provide no links, I do not want to encourage you to go look at it, and if you want to Google is your friend) is guided meditation.

When two people say they see Jesus in different places, wearing different clothes – one says a white robe with a blue sash, and the other says he’s wearing jeans and a tan shirt, I have to say that something is wrong, and that this is an open door to the works of the devil. Why do I say that?

Ok *steps onto the soapbox* because they are not teaching the Law! They are using Eastern mysticism and meditation techniques to validate themselves through experiences, not scripture. Yeshua embodies everything we need to know about the law, how to live, how to love, how to eat, how to treat others, how to pray, how to heal. It’s all in the book!

In fact this came yesterday, at a time when I was seeking – seeking for answers from God for my own situation, church-wise. I just prayed and asked to be shown what God really wanted me to do. The answer came yesterday evening, when this teaching appeared in from of me (it’s OK, it was on the PC, I was surfing the net!).

You need to watch this, and you need to share it. You need to come to a point of acceptance that if your church is disregarding the Law, then it cannot help you to stop sinning, because you don’t even know what sin is.

For other articles on the law, click the following links:

Are we under the Law, or under Grace?

If your church isn’t teaching the Law of Moses, you don’t know what sin is!

Joel Osteen is NOT a hypocrite!

Does your church have regard for the law? If not, it is time to ‘come out of her, my people.’

God Bless you

Lis

Joel Osteen is NOT a hypocrite!

Nope, sireee Bob – he is, in my view, a more honest ‘Christian’ than many who purport to preach from our pulpits.

You see Joel has abandoned the law so completely that his error is OBVIOUS to us all. I quote:

When asked directly if people whom are openly practicing homosexuals are accepted into the Kingdom, Joel Osteen responded with “Absolutely, anybody is.” […]

Joel does acknowledge that some things are “sin” but says, “I don’t address these things from the pulpit. They only come up in interviews.” When asked if openly practicing gay/homosexual people will be accepted into heaven, Joel Osteen responded, “I believe they will.”

He makes no mention of the need for repentance. (source)

So unlike the churches who teach that homosexuality is sin, while handing round the ham sandwiches on SUNDAY, yep, Joel is NOT a hypocrite.

He is so obviously in error that perhaps it’s time for those churches which have partially abandoned the Law of Moses to reconsider that – specifically in light of 1 John 3:4

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I love God and I love the law – it’s what helps me to walk in righteousness. I don’t do it well, but I try. Because I love God, and I want to walk in Yeshua’s footsteps and do what He did. I believe He shows us how to apply the law – with mercy.

Joel Osteen, I pray, is making some pastors reconsider their stance on the Law today.

God Bless you

Lis

I hate to be a stickler

..and I’m no apologist for the evils of Islam for sure. However, it cannot escape any Law loving follower of YHWH that this chart is partially inaccurate. Let’s take a look, and then go line by line:

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Now I’m going to go line by line asking “Is it in the law?”:

Mandate for world political domination – nope, the Law is for the chosen people

Church and state must be one – nope

Religious text as political constitution – preferably, but certainly it IS today in Israel, where the prefered law would be the Talmud http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/netanyahu-basis-for-israeli-law-should-be-talmud/2014/05/08/

Full body of political, not just moral, law – preferably

Death penalty for leaving religion – nope

Death penalty for criticizing religion or founder – nope, but yes for blasphemy: “Leviticus 24:16 says, “Anyone who blasphemes the name of the LORD must be put to death. The entire assembly must stone him. Whether an alien or native-born, when he blasphemes the Name, he must be put to death.” So, yes, the Mosaic Law did require the death penalty for those who blasphemed the name of God.” (source)

Women treated as inferiors – yes in so far as being a Patriarchal system

Dual standard for believers and non-believers – yes – usury could be exacted from foreigners, not brothers

Mandated tax on non-believers – nope

Mandate for terror as tactic for expansion – not in the Law, but yes, if you count the destruction of Jericho as an example from the Old Testament. In fact Rahab knew of their previous attacks and that their God had given them the land. She was in awe of their God because she had heard this.

Lying sanctioned as “moral” – nope, except in the Talmud

Maiming, torture, beheading or stoning as part of practice – stoning and maiming, yes, although not practiced today – Yeshua taught us to apply the Law with mercy.

Invalidation of other religions – yes, absolutely, because every other god is a demon god, and not YHWH.

Destroys other religions’ houses of worship – yes, we are CALLED to do exactly what ISIS has done, and destroy their temples and groves and places of worship, we just don’t.

Force and violence against non-believers – nope

Churches promote political agendas – nope, but certainly the law was to be taught in the churches – Yeshua commanded us to do just that.

Religious leaders can order adherents to war – yes, on God’s command this happened a lot in the Old Testament. It doesn’t happen today.

Adherents are part of a de-facto political nation regardless of geographical location or political boundaries – kind of, yes.We are called to keep ourselves separate, no matter where we are, and to keep God’s Law. A people peculiar to our God.

Now you might think I’m shooting myself in the foot writing this, but I just want you to see that indeed the biblical law is very strict and very strong. It isn’t like sharia, because Yeshua came to show us how to apply it – with MERCY, allowing those who had sinned to repent and ‘Go and sin no more.’ But God was always clear that we were to put sin away from among us – we were not to tolerate sin, because sin spreads much quicker than goodness does!

I’m sorry also if this seems uncomfortable to you, I just want to present the facts here as best I know them.

There is, however a huge difference between the plans and wants of adherents of Christianity/Judaism today and Islam – the Law doesn’t allow for expansionist forced conversion. It doesn’t allow adherents to rape women and men. It doesn’t allow for lots of what we are seeing Islamists doing. Islam is a carnal religion.

But we must be clear, if we love the Law, that it is what God wanted for us – even though we do not, and cannot apply it (nor do we seek to) today. Our obedience to God’s Law is a sign of covenant between us and Him – it sets us apart. It is not, and never will, take away  other’s free will, even though their free will may result in judgement coming down on our nations.

I feel this is an important post – that we must see in that chart that what God truly stands for, and what He requires us to stand for is NOT the way our faith is taught or practised (nor is Judaism). In other words the Jews and us Christians are in open rebellion against God’s Law.

God Bless you

Lis

Musings on the ‘refugee’ crisis in Europe and the Law of Moses

I’ve touched on this before, I know, but while reading Deuteronomy today some verses really leapt out at me, and I wanted to share them with you.

Deuteronomy 28:47-52 King James Version (KJV)

47 Because thou servedst not the Lord thy God with joyfulness, and with gladness of heart, for the abundance of all things;

48 Therefore shalt thou serve thine enemies which the Lord shall send against thee, in hunger, and in thirst, and in nakedness, and in want of all things: and he shall put a yoke of iron upon thy neck, until he have destroyed thee.

49 The Lord shall bring a nation against thee from far, from the end of the earth, as swift as the eagle flieth; a nation whose tongue thou shalt not understand;

50 A nation of fierce countenance, which shall not regard the person of the old, nor shew favour to the young:

51 And he shall eat the fruit of thy cattle, and the fruit of thy land, until thou be destroyed: which also shall not leave thee either corn, wine, or oil, or the increase of thy kine, or flocks of thy sheep, until he have destroyed thee.

52 And he shall besiege thee in all thy gates, until thy high and fenced walls come down, wherein thou trustedst, throughout all thy land: and he shall besiege thee in all thy gates throughout all thy land, which the Lord thy God hath given thee.

When I look at Greece right now, and the propaganda which we are hearing and seeing – well I cannot imagine how those on the ground seeing this must feel. Greece is over-run already, and the border fences are under siege.

These are the witness to God’s biblical curses coming against us – we have abandoned His Law, and we have worshipped false gods (Libertas among them: Link). Let us turn back to YHWH in this time, and repent before we are over-run and destroyed.

You can read a previous post about the refugee crisis here:

The refugee crisis and Cloward-Piven Strategy

God Bless you

Lis

In reference to the Law of Moses

Now, tell me, what do you see?

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Do you see a Rabbit? A Duck? Both? How quickly did you see the second image in the picture? This is a measure of creativity, according to this article (Link), but I want to use this as an analogy for how different folks see the bible, and how sometimes we need someone else to point out what we didn’t see first time.

When I read the bible, and the words Yeshua spoke, I see the Law of Moses in perfect harmony, which He followed and obeyed, but also which He showed us how to apply – with mercy and in full recognition that the Law was created FOR us, not US for the Law.

Yet others read the very same book and come to the conclusion that the Law was done away with and ham sandwiches are fine, and doing DIY on a Saturday is OK. They come to the conclusion that the Law is onerous, and take Yeshua’s words to mean that he fulfilled the Law (and therefore did away with it) when He plainly said that He had come ‘not to do away with the Law, but to fulfill it.’ Here is the full quote from Matthew 5: 17-19 (YLT)

17 `Do not suppose that I came to throw down the law or the prophets — I did not come to throw down, but to fulfill;

18 for, verily I say to you, till that the heaven and the earth may pass away, one iota or one tittle may not pass away from the law, till that all may come to pass.

19 `Whoever therefore may loose one of these commands — the least — and may teach men so, least he shall be called in the reign of the heavens, but whoever may do and may teach [them], he shall be called great in the reign of the heavens.

To me, that is clear, but perhaps this image helps us to understand how two people who both love God with all their hearts can see such different things in the word of God.

God Bless you

Lis

One Sunday night in church we talked about freedom

Freedom – as a believer, what does it mean to you? The pastor asked us to get into groups, and a man in my group made the most wonderful observation – in fact he put my thoughts into words. He quoted Romans 6:18

“Being then made free from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness.”

He said that freedom was the choice to be a slave to God – a servant of His, or to choose to be a slave of satan, in the world.

I can’t say that night that I wanted to talk about freedom as much as I wanted to talk about obeying God. Because slavery to God is freedom! Anything else, is slavery to the devil – no matter how ‘liberal’ the ideas of your culture.

Slavery in the world is not of God – if we are bound by law or culture to NOT observe God’s laws and statutes – His way of being – then we are not free. Freedom is the ability to choose to serve God wholly. If our country ever bans our faith, we are to resist and die rather than submit to that.

Women today are free to sin against God, and abort their children. Doctors are free to sin against God and withdraw water and food from the elderly in the UK. You are free to be a witch, a warlock – to commit a sin unto death against God. You can CHOOSE God, or you can default to the world, which satan is the god of.

Which do you choose?

God Bless you

Lis

I want to add to this what I just found which gives the true meaning of the verse: (Link)

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The word ‘righteousness’ there is very significant, here’s the full definition: (Link)

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Note the judicial tone of the word – God’s judicial approval. Does that make you think of the law? It does me.

To clarify and give you a link back to an earlier piece (Link), I want to reiterate that obedience to the Law of Moses is NOT works. Unless or until governments start handing out certificates or medals for NOT committing crime, obedience will remain what it has always been – a way of keeping out of trouble. Living in righteous fear of God is NOT the same as works – if we are wise we will obey, if we are unwise we will continue to sin.

Also read Falling in love with the Law: Link

Lent – another pagan/Christian cross over?

Ugh.

No sooner than you get used to Lent, and its forty days of abstinace (abstaining from things of your choice) than I come along and tell you it’s YET ANOTHER PAGAN THING!

I’d say I’m sorry, but I know that God abhors pagan worship dressed up for Him. You cannot make the unclean clean, nor the profance holy. That which is holy is holy – let’s try to be holy, as the bible says:

“For I am the LORD your God: ye shall therefore sanctify yourselves, and ye shall be holy; for I am holy” Leviticus 11:44

So having said that, I’d better share what I found which shows that Lent is just another pagan thing dressed up in the purple and scarlet of the catholic church! This article begins with the following statement: (Read the full article here: Link)

“According to Catholics, Lent is derived from the 40 days Yeshua spent fasting in the wilderness, but it is admitted that the observance of Lent was unknown to the disciples and it did not find its way into the church until several centuries after the time of the Messiah. Lent was an indispensible preliminary to the great annual festival in commemoration of the death and resurrection of Tammuz — which was celebrated by alternate weeping and rejoicing. So the 40 days of Lent is connected with the Babylonian goddess Ashtoreth/ Astarte/Ishtar (the origin of the word Easter), and the worship of Tammuz.”

The writer goes on to quote from many original sources, including these quotes from Alexander Hislop’s ‘The Two Babylons’:

“”Whence, then, came this observance? The forty days abstinence of Lent was directly borrowed from the worshippers of the Babylonian goddess [Astarte / Ishtar]. Such a Lent of forty days, ‘in the spring of the year,’ is still observed by the Yezidis or Pagan Devil-worshippers of Koordistan, who have inherited it from their early masters, the Babylonians.

“Such a Lent of forty days was held in spring by the Pagan Mexicans, for thus we read in Humboldt, where he gives account of Mexican observances: ‘Three days after the vernal equinox …. began a solemn fast of forty days in the honour of the sun.’

“Such a Lent of forty days was observed in Egypt, as may be seen on consulting Wilkinson’s Egyptians.

“Among the Pagans this Lent seems to have been an indispensible preliminary to the great annual festival in commemoration of the death and resurrection of Tammuz, which was celebrated by alternate weeping and rejoicing, and which, in many countries, was considerably later than the Christian festival, being observed in Palestine and Assyria in June, therefore called the ‘month of Tammuz;’ in Egypt, about the middle of May, and in Britain, some time in April. To conciliate the Pagans to nominal Christianity, Rome, pursuing its usual policy, took measures to get the Christian and Pagan festivals amalgamated, and, by a complicated but skillful adjustment of the calendar, it was found no difficult matter, in general, to get Paganism and Christianity — now far sunk in idolatry — in this as in so many other things, to shake hands.”

So, yet another non-biblical, yet slightly biblical seeming cross over festival, dressed up and given credence by the catholic church, thus flouting biblical doctrine.

If ONLY we knew the Law of Moses! If ONLY we knew exactly what God DOES want us to do – well then we wouldn’t be in this mess, would we?

Please study the Law and the feasts – do them and enjoy them, and leave Lent to the pagans!

God Bless you

Lis