“It is good to give thanks to Yahweh, to make music for Your Name, our Most High; to proclaim Your faithful love at daybreak, and Your constancy all through the night . . .” Shabbat Shalom – J&R
Monthly Archives: January 2015
Hebrew Nation Radio Interview
This is the link for the podcast of today’s interview with Cuppa Shebrews Hebrew Nation Radio. Hope the listen is worth your time.
A Torah Tidbit –
A Torah Tidbit
Numbers 33:5 The Israelites left Rameses and camped at Succoth. 6 They left Succoth and camped at Etham, on the edge of the desert. 7 They left Etham, turned back to Pi Hahiroth, to the east of Baal Zephon, and camped near Migdol. 8 They left Pi Hahiroth and passed through the sea into the desert, and when they had traveled for three days in the Desert of Etham, they camped at Marah. 9 They left Marah and went to Elim, where there were twelve springs and seventy palm trees, and they camped there.
While reading the passage above, two verses stood out in our minds as we read. It’s very easy to see Yeshua in these passages, especially verse 8 and 9. If we look at some of the definitions of the words, we can get a pretty vivid picture of Yeshua’s work of Salvation. This is not all-inclusive and much more could be said, but here is just a prophetic snapshot.
In verse 8, Israel passed through and was ‘baptized’ in the sea, which is a picture of Yeshua’s baptism as well. They traveled into the desert after their ‘baptism’ just as Yeshua was driven into the wilderness after His. Israel journeyed in the desert of Etham three days (just as Yeshua was 3 days and 3 nights in the grave Matt 12:40) and camped in Marah. Israel left Marah and entered Elim, a place of 12 springs and 70 palms.
Let’s look a little closer at some of these words. The word ‘etham’ ( translated as ‘plowshare’ by some) is ‘Aleph Tav Mem’ – The Aleph Tav or ‘The First and Last’, ‘The Beginning and The End’ and the mem is a masculine plural ending ( as in elohim), an interesting combination of letters, to say the least. The word translated ‘camped’ can also mean ‘to bend down or lay siege to’. Marah is ‘bitterness’ and Elim is ‘palms’ and is also the root word for ‘ayil’ or ram, door post, tree, prominence and it is where we get the word ‘Jubilee’. Yeshua is all these things – the blood on the door post, the One Who hung on the tree, the One Who is the Lamb and the Ram, and the One given Prominence and Preeminence from His Father. Messiah Yeshua ‘traveled’ three days and three nights through death – ‘The Wilderness’ that only He, The First and Last, could endure. He bowed down ( “no man takes My life; I lay it down;” John 10:17-18) and laid siege to ‘bitterness’ and emerged on the other side, ‘plowing’ the way for His people to be able to experience eternal ‘Jubilee’. Elim is a place of 12 springs and 70 palms. The 12 springs and 70 palms are a picture of the 12 Tribes and 70 nations, the wild branches and the natural branches being brought together in Yeshua in the Kingdom in these last days.
Shalom U’Vrachot – Peace & Blessings to you and yours – R&J
No longer ‘science fiction’ . . .
As I read this article below, I kept hearing the word ‘grievous’ in my spirit….those babies were slaughtered and not allowed to be born but their body parts are being allowed to be birthed, if you will, through a rat!??!What a heinous, grievous abomination before and in the face of our maker and creator YAHWEH !! Father forgive us . . . – R
New Moon . . .
If projections are accurate 🙂, this wednesday evening should be the next new moon and the beginning of the 11th Biblical month. Shalom –
Could this be ?
“Supreme Court to rule on gay marriage’ was the headline today in the local paper. Six cases from four states, including two cases from Kentucky, will be heard and ruled on by the end of this current term in June. The four states are Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio and Michigan. Justice Ginsberg stated up to this point there was no reason for the Supreme Court to get involved since all the lower courts agreed the bans same-sex marriages were unconstitutional. But now that 6th US Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati ruled the voters and NOT the courts had the authority to establish marriage rights, the door is opened for the US Supreme Court to step in. And we should NOT be surprised when they support lower courts’ opinions that the states do NOT have the right. For this reason, we felt the need to repost our teaching on ‘The Last Straw’. There are two more blood moons and one solar eclipse coming up this year. IF . . . IF the sages are correct ( and we don’t usually quote the sages) the moon is a sign for Israel and the sun is a sign for the nations. The solar eclipse is on Feast of Trumpets, the last day of Elul and the first day of Tishri and the last blood moon of this tetrad on the first day of Sukkot. Of the four blood moons in this two-year period, this is the ONLY one visible from Israel. Is this God’s final warning to Israel to repent and prepare for what is to come and the final warning to the nations concerning their treatment of Israel and their stance against God’s commands and their judgment to come ? Only time will tell, so please take the time to read and pray concerning the information in this article below and those things that are to come. Shalom –
The Last Straw
Lev. 18:21 “And you shall not give of your seed to serve a ruler; you shall not profane my holy name; I am YHWH your God.” 22 “And a man shall not lie with a man as with a woman, for it is a detestable thing before the LORD.”
Gen. 12:3 “I will bless those who bless you, and him who dishonors or disesteems you I will curse . . .”
Romans 1:25-28 “ . . . because they exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever! Amen. 26 For this reason God gave them up to dishonorable passions. For their women exchanged natural relations for those that are contrary to nature; 27 and the men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one another, men committing shameless acts with men and receiving in themselves the due penalty for their error. 28 And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them up to a debased mind to do what ought not to be done.”
Eze 24:13 Your filth is infamous. Since I have tried to purge you and you would not let yourself be purged of your filth, so now you will never be purged of your filth until I have sated my anger on you. 14 I, Yahweh, have spoken; this will happen; I shall act and not relent; I shall show no pity, no compassion. You will be judged as your conduct and actions deserve — declares the Lord Yahweh.” ‘
Gen. 15:16 “ . . . for the iniquity of the Amorite is not yet complete. “
As Rhonda and I were talking about things in the news, these are some passages that came to mind in light of all that is in the news concerning the homosexual movement.
There are at least these three things that GOD will not tolerate for long – shedding of innocent blood, a leadership stance against Israel, and sanctioned support of homosexuality. There is a connection here we need to explore for the sake of our understanding of what is to come.
When the leadership of a group speaks to or over that group, it invokes a sort of covering over that group – and that covering can be positive or negative depending on what was spoken.
President Barak Obama, by his very name, literally carries the ‘blessing of the high place’, the ‘bama’, and that is not a good thing ( explanation below ) . When he and his administration exercises and invokes that dark blessing by his statements, actions and orders – most of which are contrary to the very nature of GOD – it has the potential to literally produce a covering, if you will, over the population of the nation, the ‘subjects’ of this leader, and can lead that population into a state of sin unless they actively stand against that ‘covering’.
A word of explanation . . . There are two words in the Hebrew ( and Arabic ) that are homonyms . . . they sound alike, spelled similarly,with differing definitions . The Hebrew (and Arabic) word for ‘blessing’ would be transliterated into the English with the spelling ‘k’- barak. The Hebrew word (and Arabic) for ‘lightning’ sounds the same but would be spelled with a ‘q’ – Baraq. Perhaps some of you have heard of the ‘Bema seat of Christ’ – the exalted throne of Messiah Yeshua. The counterfeit of ‘Bema’ is ‘bama’ – the idolatrous high places ( cultic platforms, either structural or ideological ) mentioned over 100 times with much disdain in the Scriptures. Barak O’Bama’s name – as he spells it (with a k instead of the q) – literally translates ‘blessing of the high place’. Do you remember the news reports of the current President carrying tiny carved images of hindu and buddhist idols, ‘blessed’ by the priests of those religions prior to his election that he might win that election? Barak stated he was a Christian. But by his open acceptance and statement of thanks and open acceptance of the blessings of and upon these idols (and of the priests that gave and blessed them) he was stating otherwise. It was done in daylight, in plain view (shown on TV), not under the cover of darkness, for all to see. Sadly, few saw what was openly being played out and shown.
So we currently have a leader that is regularly placing the people of this nation under a false blessing or ‘dark covering’ contrary to the very nature and Word of YHWH, as evidenced by his stance and open acceptance of homosexuality (among other assorted dark coverings). By his ( the highest office in the land ) open declaration and acceptance on behalf of this nation’s peoples, the door and acceptance for this practice has been flung completely wide open, evidenced by the ramping up of the move in that direction by our leadership, courts and now every aspect of our society, even the churches. It is no longer being flirted with around the edges of our society but is now going full bore to being fully integrated and fully accepted as part of our society. Translated?…. a false blessing. I fear we are so near to “the fullness of the sin of the Amorite”…… it truly is ‘a fearful thing to fall into the hands of a living GOD’.
The opening passages of this article show the connection in the thoughts of God between ‘the shedding of innocent blood’ and homosexuality. Both are detestable in His sight. There is also an overriding theme in Scripture concerning God’s reaction to those that would stand against the ‘place where He has put His Name forever’ and the people of that Place. We see in Paul’s writing to the congregation in Rome that due to the rebellion of the people, God ‘turned them over’ to their homosexual propensities. The increase in open support of homosexuality is a strong indication, based on Scripture, of where we are as a nation and what we can expect. Not only is it a detestable practice in God’s eyes, but it is also what HE gives a people over to when they refuse to accept His Truth and His ways, when they dishonor Him by esteeming Him lightly.
It is no coincidence that as we continue to take a posture – as a nation and as denominations – against Israel and her people, as we continue to give our seed over to the god of convenience and expedience through abortion, as we condone, sanction, and even enforce the homosexual lifestyle, we see a rise in homosexuality in this nation. It becomes a ‘self-fulfilling prophecy’. God will not tolerate this any longer. The ‘Sin of the Amorite’ has reached it’s fullness and God will not relent. His judgement is established for this nation. If not, God must apologize to Sodom and Gomorrah.
What must we do as His people, sojourning in this place ? Pray for mercy for the ‘ten righteous in the town’. Stand for the truth of His Word. Speak the truth of His Word, compromised and undiluted. And when we have done all to stand, then stand. Be like Nehemiah, for when he had finished speaking and doing all that God had instructed him, he lifted his hands to the heavens and cried aloud – ‘ God, remember me, for I have done as you commanded. Remember me in the time of Your judgement and recompense.’
May Abba bless, keep and extend Mercy to His own in the days to come –
Shalom – Jerry & Rhonda
Passover Seder 2015
We are contemplating the hosting of a Passover Seder, friday evening. April 3rd, location TBA . . . it will depend on the amount of interest and attendance, so, IF you would be interested in being a part of this celebration, we need your RSVP NOW . . . and if there is enough interest, we will move forward with the plans and will keep you updated accordingly. Shalom –