The main source of salt in the region of Israel was the area of the Salt Sea (popularly known as the Dead Sea), especially the massive, about seven miles long, salt cliffs of Jebel Usdum (Mount Sodom). The face of the ridge is constantly changing as weather interacts with the rock salt. Ezekiel 47:11 ((click on highlighted words to view content) highlights the importance of the Salt Sea’s salt. The Hebrew people harvested salt by pouring sea water into pits and letting the water evaporate until only salt was left. They used the mineral for seasoning and as a preservative. In 2Chronicles 13:5 King Abijah referred to YaHoVeH’s covenant promise to David that he will not lack a man to seat on Israel’s throne as a Salt Covenant – that is a covenant that can never be broken. Since genuine salt, by itself, can never lose its flavor as its chemical properties do not change, this saying in Matthew becomes difficult to understand. A saying in the Talmud (b. Bekhorot 8b) attributed to R. Joshua ben Chananja (ca. CE 90), when asked the question “When salt loses its flavor, how can it be made salty again?” is said to have replied, “By salting it with the afterbirth of a mule.” He was then asked, “Then does the mule (being sterile) bear young?” to which he replied: “Can salt lose its flavor?” The point appears to be that both are impossible. So, what was Yeshua trying to convey – under what circumstances could salt lose its flavor?
Paths of Old – Ancient Paths
Jeremiah 6:16; 18:15; Acts 15:21
“Thus said יהוה (Yahweh), “Stand in the ways and see, and ask for the old paths, where the good way is, and walk in it; and find rest for yourselves….” (Jeremiah 6:16)
“But My people have forgotten Me, they have burned incense to what is false, and they have stumbled from their ways, from the ancient paths, to walk in bypaths and not on a highway.” (Jeremiah 18:15)
Regular public reading of the Torah was introduced by Ezra the Scribe after the return of the Jewish people from their Babylonian captivity (c. 537 BCE), as described in the Book of Nehemiah 8. In the modern era, adherents of Orthodox Judaism practice Torah reading according to a set procedure they believe has remained unchanged in the two thousand years since the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem (70 CE).
“For from ancient generations Mosheh has, in every city, those proclaiming him – being read in the congregations every Sabbath.” (Acts 15:21)
Bible readings for August 13, 2022. In the 8th solar month of the Hebrew 5th month of Av (July/August).
And I besought
- Deuteronomy 3:23—7:11
- Shema (Hear) O’ Israel
- Deuteronomy 6:4-9
- (Shabbat Nahamu) (Sabbath of Comforting)
- Isaiah 40:1-26, 62:6-7
- Matthew 4:1-11, 22:33-40, 23:31-39;
- Mark 12:1-44; Luke 10:25-37; Acts 13:13-43; Romans 3:27-31; 1 Timothy 2:1-6; James 2:14-26
If you are interested in downloading the annual Torah reading schedule with projected new moon sightings, Feast Days, click HERE.
Three Year Bible Reading Schedule
Genesis to Revelation
Genesis 4:1-26 | Joshua 7:1-26 | Psalm 4:1-8 | Isaiah 4:1—5:30 | Matthew 6:5—7:29
If you are interested in downloading the complete 3 year Bible reading schedule, click HERE. You can break up your Bible reading into 5 days of your choosing or combine the above readings of your choice.
THE AHRIMAN GATE (PART 11)—SHADOW MAN
In the time that passed from leaving Dr. Jones at the seminary to arriving inside the Gray Hideaway, Joe watched as Andrew Corsivino talked on a cell phone. He spoke with two people, one in French and the other in German, for approximately thirty minutes. From the sound of things, he was giving orders and making plans. Finally, folding the phone closed, he leaned on Dave’s computer desk and said, “Okay, Joe, I’ve made some arrangements that will help you.”
THE AHRIMAN GATE (PART 12)—PRIVATE NIGHTMARE
Admiral John Stark punched his number into the security keypad and watched as the elevator gate opened. He stepped inside, followed by Apol Leon, and the doors to the oversized room closed. To initiate the voice-activated security cab on its rapid descent to seven hundred twenty feet below ground, he simply demanded, “Level thirty.”
The stoutly framed admiral was a no-nonsense soldier, his graying hair cut short around his stern bulldog face, his demeanor was serious, his jaw set for confrontation. Staring straight ahead, he said roughly, “Agent Leon, I cannot overemphasize the need to follow regulations on this matter. Some in the Pentagon are concerned things may be moving too quickly. There are unanswered security questions. There are fail-safe questions.”
THE AHRIMAN GATE (PART 13)—THE REINDEER
Admiral Stark stood next to Apol Leon with a puzzled look on his face. The Nibiruan Key—as the Martian image was called at Montero—was on a table in front of them while across the room the extraterrestrial vehicle (ETV) hovered silently between the lab’s ceiling and floor.
This was a new development, and Stark wondered if the ETV was somehow reacting to the image.
Previously the seventy-five-foot-wide vehicle had nested on a titanium cradle, which in turn was mounted to a crawler similar to the two-tracked transporter built by NASA to move the space shuttle and mobile launcher platform, but on a smaller scale. The disc had been airlifted to Montero at night by a giant military freighter and lowered into the bunker using an express Otis cargo elevator with a concealed trap. Once positioned with the crawler transporter, it had remained motionless, until now. Floating spectrally above the hangar’s floor like this was an unexpected and astonishing event, even to a man like Admiral Stark.
Crazy History of Satanism and Magic - Satanic Panic 1960s to 2022 - Lavey to Epstein
The following documentary contains scenes, stories, and testimonies that are extremely disturbing and graphic in nature.
This documentary was made with the purpose and intent of education through an unbiased view of history.
Viewer discretion is strongly advised.
Why Your 'Christian' Friends Have Become LGBTQ Allies
Some of your supposedly Christian friends have recently said they are members of the LGBTQ community. That’s becoming increasingly common. However, an even bigger number of your supposedly Christian friends have become LGBTQ allies.
You already know that. But do you know why?
There are, of course, several reasons why many professing Christians are embracing LGBTQ ideology. Satan has devised many schemes to lead us into apostasy. With that in mind, although all people who support LGBTQ ideology do so for the same reason: sin–people can commit the same sin from different temptations.
As I’ve alluded to, one of the reasons why many professing Christians have become allies with LGBTQ people is because many of their friends and family have become members of the LGBTQ community.
21ST CENTURY SACRIFICIAL ALTAR
The End of the World Is Coming Soon!—Unless It Doesn’t!
How long do we have left before doomsday scenarios begin to play out? Well, that depends on who you ask. A recent article highlighted several answers from prominent politicians and activists who argue we must take “immediate action” or crisis will arise by 2030; the “Climate Clock” says we must make drastic changes by 2029; Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said in 2019 that the world would end in twelve years; and still others say “the planet is dying” and we just have a few years left.
Is The United Nations The Final Beast System Of The End Times?
At the “Summit for the Future” in 2023, the UN, together with civil society and the private sector, are expected to agree on shared principles for an “open, free and secure digital future for all”.
This includes promoting a “trustworthy Internet” with accountability criteria for discrimination and misleading content as well as regulating Artificial Intelligence to be consistent with “our shared global values”. However, what this means in practice is that the “values” must correlate with the beliefs held sacred by the UN and WEF (The Ministry of Truth).
Secretary-General António Guterres writes in Our Common Agenda that one of the risks of the Fourth Industrial Revolution is “the use of digital surveillance and manipulation to influence behavior and control populations.”
This very legitimate concern, however, is more about the fact that the UN does not want this technology to fall into the hands of forces that they themselves or their partners do not control. This is because the whole idea behind the “Global Digital Compact” is to be able to control the world’s population and align its values to be in line with the UN’s and WEF’s interpretations of the 17 Global Goals of Agenda 2030.