Fastidiousness – can it prevent uncleanness from pets?

The more I look at this subject, the more I am convinced that there is an issue we need to look at as believers. I’m not sure it’s (thankfully) quite as bad as I had initially thought – careful examination of the scriptures leaves things pretty plain.

In Leviticus 11:27-28 we are told:

“Of all the animals that walk on all fours, those that walk on their paws are unclean for you; whoever touches their carcasses will be unclean till evening. Anyone who picks up their carcasses must wash their clothes, and they will be unclean till evening. These animals are unclean for you.”

The word for carcass is defined as an animal which has died. This must surely mean that touching a living one isn’t a problem. Obviously, as I’ve covered before, their hair falling in the frying pan cannot be good, however, nor into the precious unleavened bread!

Yet I will say that in my time I have known people who have pets who never have pet hair on their clothes, nor have I got up from their settee to find my bottom covered in pet hair. Having been brought up in a house with four cats, a cat on each bed was not unheard of, and one laying on the kitchen table or draped over the kitchen radiator was a common sight. I know myself that my house is still pretty hairy because of pets who are no longer here. When I hoover, there is still more to be found – under furniture etc. I am not very fastidious, clearly. Perhaps this is the issue!

We each must receive God’s will as we are readied for it. I am not your teacher – please go and read scripture – perhaps you will leave me a comment to correct me on this (bible based only please!).

But I keep being shown things like this video. This man with his thieving cat is putting his health at risk by consuming pet saliva! If the cat has eaten some of your food, you shouldn’t be eating the bit they spat on! Come on!

I love cats and dogs – I have not loved them less for having none. My concern is the position they have taken in our homes and hearts in this last 50-60 years. They have gone from being beneficial allies, protecting our homes from rodents and other threats, to being pampered pets who we have elevated to a degree which is unhealthy. I’ll give you an example – the other day I saw someone make a comment on social media saying that “Animals have more compassion than humans.” This is an obvious untruth, but it is part of the agenda of the devil to continually elevate nature above man, and to place us in a position of being wrong.

If we have animals as allies, and do not elevate them, and do not pamper them or end up eating their fur (or worse, as above), then I think this is absolutely fine. Keeping these things in their correct place, and reading scripture (and not reading INTO scripture) is important for us to do. We rely on God and His law, His mercy and His grace – we rely on Him to guide us. But if we refer to our pets as our “babies”, then we are no longer treating them as our natural allies, but as something which only a human should be.

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This couple, tired of being asked when they would have a baby, did a photoshoot with their dog instead.

Referring to that photo, only a baby should be treated as a baby!

But that is not an issue of clean or unclean, but an issue related to maturity and taking the gifts God has for us. Birth control and a dog is the reason Europe is being invaded.

So to answer the initial question, I think fastidiousness can prevent pets making us unclean. It’s a subject I will continue to study, although perhaps it would be better if I did the housework!

God Bless you

Lis

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Pets: have we made our homes and our hearts unclean?

What?! Are you serious?

Hear me out.

Not long ago I saw a tweet posted by someone who had just lost their dear dog, and I will confess I wept for him. The owner had written “Goodbye […] the sweetest boy there ever was, gone far too soon. I’ll miss you terribly.” I had just lost dear Edgar, and yet here I was looking at another person’s grief and knowing that feeling. Losing a pet is real pain, an emotional wrench.

But later, those words “gone far too soon” echoed as I saw this image. Sorry.

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During the first trimester of pregnancy, the preborn child is developing at a rapid pace.

What have we done, as a society when we have more empathy for animals in distress than humans? When the pet industry is a multi-million pound industry selling coats, leashes, collars and fancy food bowls for your dog (or cat), yet America alone is aborting over a thousand children a day!

What on earth have we done, when we are heartbroken over an animal and say he was “gone too soon”, but would never say that about an aborted “foetus”?

This post is hard to write, but what I am saying here needs to be said. We have got our priorities ALL wrong! Good grief, every dog that ends up in a shelter gets more sympathy than a child put up for adoption.

More people are choosing dogs over having kids (you’d be amazed how many times images like this one appear on the net).

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So I repeat – what have we done?

We have made our homes unclean with these animals, and we seem to have made our hearts unclean with them too. As I wrote before – their hair gets in everything and we even might end up eating it! The number of times I see people letting their dogs kiss them, and slobber all over their lips – yikes I used to have a dog who used to try to lick my lipstick off, which all those years ago I thought was cute!

We have got to grow up – we have got to get serious about obedience, and we have got to stop idolising pets (which I am not saying we all do, but we’ve all seen and witnessed, I’m sure).

We have got to earnestly seek the LORD in these matters and start putting our money where our mouth is, and stand with God instead of the world. We need to walk the walk of righteousness, and not just pay lip-service to it.

Satan is destroying us – for lack of KNOWLEDGE! Yet the Law of Moses is clear. We need to be ready to stand for the unborn, and for fellow humans – and if our hearts have more love for dogs and cats than people, then we had better repent!

I appreciate that I may sound like one of those “evangelical” ex-smokers who tells you that your cigarettes are a “filthy habit” – but the fact is, he’s right, and he’s seen the light. Don’t be angry at the messenger, even if the message is annoying you!

To read more about the first trimester abortion images and see the rest of them, please click this link. There’s also an interesting discussion in the comments there.

 

God Bless you

Lis

And lastly for today – the Queen’s coronation

This little snippet came my way at the end of an article about the supposed affairs of Prince Philip. I have no interest in his private life, and I’m glad to say there is so little evidence for this that it was another confection from the media – a piece really designed to undermine the institution of marriage rather than being anything based on truth. But right at the end, almost as an afterthought, a tiny nugget was revealed, and I want to share it with you in case you had not heard this before.

‘The Coronation was a deeply moving spiritual experience for her,’ said the Queen’s cousin Margaret Rhodes, ‘especially the part which wasn’t filmed — when she stood bareheaded, wearing only a white linen shift as the Archbishop of Canterbury marked the sign of the cross on her with the words: “As Solomon was anointed by Zadok the priest, so be thou anointed, blessed and consecrated as Queen over the people thy God hath given thee to govern.”’ (source)

The Queen is meant to be the defender of the faith – it is she who is the head of the Church of England. Yet she has not upheld the Law of Moses. Unlike Solomon, who we all know, fell away into sin due to his many foreign wives, our Queen has represented solidity and morality in her own life, whilst keeping almost complete silence on moral issues for her entire reign.

Her people have fallen away into sin. The Law of Moses has been flouted again and again by her government. She has reigned over a parliament which legalised abortion and homosexuality 50 years ago. She said and did nothing publically.

God gave her a people to rule over, and we have not kept God’s Law (and in fact her church has continually taught that it is done away with). The church is no longer an arbiter of morals. The church has fallen away.

Perhaps we should take some time to pray in a concerted effort to bring Queen Elizabeth back into line with her correct duties to God – for her own sake and for the people’s! Will you pray with me?

Heavenly Father, we are aware of great sin in our own lives and in the lives of our people – we have not kept Your Law, and we have sinned against You. You set Queen Elizabeth over us, and like the church, she has kept silent on matters of morals and the Law of Moses. I pray LORD You will bring her back to Your Law, that she might lead the country spiritually into righteousness, that we might find favour in Your sight. We pray LORD that You will stay Your anger from this country, and from its people and cause Your Law to be read in all our churches, that we might know You, and repent and come back into obedience to You. LORD please turn the hearts of the people back to You and bring both peace and repentance to this nation. This I pray in the blessed name of your Son Yeshua! AMEN!

I pray you have a wonderful Shabbat – May God Bless you!

Lis

The religion of kindness – painting yourself into a corner

God says to us that our righteousness is as filthy rags. Do you understand what that means? Someone once described it as being like a menstrous rag. From cleaning my own menstrous rags (!), I can tell you that that is pretty yucky, isn’t it! When we lean on our own understanding, deciding what it is to be righteous, we are capable of the most appalling crimes in the eyes of God, and all because we are so kind.

I have a friend who tells me that, as she is not a believer, that her religion is kindness. I love her – her whole family – and I feel great empathy for her position. Once upon a time, before God revealed himself to me, I would have said that was a pretty good position to take. A religion of kindness – what kind of world could we have based on that?

I’ve written before that ‘tolerance leads to suffering‘ – well kindness will get you backed into that corner even faster. Compassion for sin? Tolerance, legalising, promoting and teaching of sin? We have all those going on today. Homosexuality was legalised 50 years ago this year in the UK, as was abortion. They were made legal, and that was the first step, and if you didn’t like it, take a step back. Then it became a crime to hate homosexuals. Take another step back. Then we have to be careful not to offend homosexuals. Take another step back.

The young girl who had sex before marriage and ended up with an unplanned pregnancy – what could be kinder than to let her get rid of it so she can go on and pretend like it didn’t happen? Murdering a child becomes an act of kindness to the child carrying it. It is evil in the sight of God!

Kindness – our version of kindness – is a blank slate for satan to write on, our delicate, sensitive, compassionate ears are shell-like for satan to whisper in. And so it goes on. Now children can choose their gender. This has sprung up, not out of nowhere, but out of the seedbeds of mens (and women’s) hearts. In fact women’s hearts, as satan knows of old, are the better seedbed for deception. Women are naturally inclined to a level of sensitivity for others that renders us poor leaders, and often poor decision makers. Our natural sensitivity can cause us to be deceived by satan and his “reasoning”, whereas, I would hope, a man would either not hear, or not heed, that voice of ‘reason’. We women are too kind. Too compassionate.

Everything satan says is reasonable, or starts out that way. Everything he teaches, whispers and gives images to in the mind begins as kindness, and slowly becomes Gehenna itself. Gehenna is full to the brim now with perverts who are perpetually aflame with lust, with needs which can never be met. Whether their lusts are sexual or other – they are constantly in need of a greater, bigger and deeper portion. Kindness, to them, would be freedom from their sin, but that isn’t legal anymore. It’s not legal to help a homosexual be set free from his demons through prayer and fasting.

In being kind to homosexuals we have constrained the man of God from doing the works of God. Freeing the captives? No, kindness says the man of God must take a big step back – backed into the corner he can only preach a diluted creed. Because the bible is unkind? The God we love and who loves us, is ‘cruel’? Or worse, He didn’t mean what He said, and we should re-interpret His words in light of our own understanding, or some historical nugget, so that perversion can be allowed in, embraced, and placed in a position of teaching and pastoring the flock?

Homosexuals in the churches. Transgenders flaunting their demons (because mark me that is demonic – these poor souls don’t know freedom from their affliction even when given the body they believe they should have – because God does not make mistakes). They were never in the wrong body to begin with.

Kindness can be anything from giving candy to a child as a treat (leading later to obesity), or it can be letting your child stay up and party the night before exams (which they then fail). Kindness can look like whatever you want it to. It can look like ‘self love’ or even, much worse ‘self-respect’.

It is separation from God.

Is God cruel? No – God is righteous. We can only be righteous when we follow in His ways and do what He wants us to. Our righteousness – our kindness – is as menstrous rags before Him. And that’s yucky.

God Bless you

Lis

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