“Behold, the eye of YaHoVeH is on those who fear Him, on those who hope in His steadfast love, that He may deliver their nephesh from death…” Psalm 33:18-19“
Behold, his nephesh is puffed up; it is not upright within him, but the righteous shall live by his faith.” Habakkuk 2:4
After the last article, Where Is Heaven? (click on highlighted words to view content), Bobbie wrote to ask, “My question is where does our spirit go when we die? Your teaching… helped me a lot in understanding Ephesians 6:12, but you did not mention where the spirit goes when it leaves the body. I will be 86 years old next month, and I look forward to the day when I shall see my Savior. I know that I have the kingdom of God abiding in me. I fellowship with the Lord. I abide in Him, and His Word abides in me. If, as some say, our spirit goes to Sheol when we die to await the resurrection what happens to the Kingdom of God abiding in us?”
In spite of the ancient Greek philosophy that has become embedded in our current culture, scripturally, apart from the Spirit of YaHoVeH – man has no spirit intrinsic to himself. YaHoVeH told Adam that on the day he ate of the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil “he would die.” But, he did not die physically. In fact, in Genesis 5:5 we are told he lived for another 930 years. Consequently, if we are to pursue what scripture reveals about Truth – we have to rearrange our thinking about death to be in alignment with what the words tell us. The death YaHoVeH was speaking of was the death of Adam’s shared image with the Father – YaHoVeH’s Spirit. Since we are told in Leviticus 17:11 that “the life is in the blood”, when YaHoVeH breathed Life into Adam, it became his blood. In disobedience to YaHoVeH’s Words, Adam brought darkness into the pure Light of that blood and it became corrupted necessitating a separation from the Spirit of Life, “lest he eat of the tree of Life” and remain in that condition forever (Genesis 3:22). Adam became as any other man of the world, thrust out of the Garden to make his own determination. He was now his own god. However, Adam and Chavah were still YaHoVeH’s children, His Family. As their Father, He still loved them in immediately fashioning clothing, for them to cover their nakedness they were now aware of. The Hebrew word translated as the English “coats” in that verse is kutonet – the same Hebrew word used in Exodus 28:4 to describe priestly garments. HE MADE THEM TO BE PRIESTS UNTO HIM!! YaHoVeH did not abandon His Family. He did not leave them destitute. He cared for them as any loving Father would – in spite of their careless recklessness. What Adam and Chavah had done could not be repaired or “fixed”. Because they had now become their own god, they had no Spirit of LIFE in them to restore them to that place of intimacy with YaHoVeH. Part of the character of Spirit identified in Exodus 34:5-7 is that the sins of the fathers are passed to subsequent generations until that sin is stopped. What the Family needed was a transfusion of blood that would return them to a pure state of being.
MYSTERY OF RAGNAROK AND THE SECOND COMING (PART 21): MORE MID-TRIBULATION CONNECTIONS TO APOPHIS-WORMWOOD: FROM THE MARK OF THE BEAST AND “TRIGGER EVENT” ALIEN VIRUSES TO THE JUDGMENT OF ROME AND THE RISE OF THE FALSE PROPHET
The Gospel of John, Jesus' seventh sign, part 3
The Jews did not normally write fifteen as yod-hey, however, because this also spelled Yah, the shortened form of Yahweh. So they substituted teth (9) for the yod, which actually reduced the number to just fourteen. (Teth-hey is 9 plus 5.) They had many such traditions. This one was based on a presumed respect for the Sacred Name. Because they also refused to pronounce the name YHWH for fear of profaning His Name in some way, they eventually lost its actual pronunciation.
Fear is not a proper motive; in this case, it put distance between the God and His children, whereas God’s desire was to draw near to them. God saw the people as temples of His Holy Spirit, where His very presence could reside.
The Gospel of John, Jesus' seventh sign, Part 4
Most Bible teachers today fail to understand these prophecies, because they apply them to the Jews and the nation of Judea, rather than to the lost tribes of Israel who were exiled to Assyria. Although there are times when the prophets use the term Israel to include all twelve tribes, they never fail to distinguish between Israel and Judah after the United Kingdom was divided.
The term “Jew” is simply short for a Judahite (Greek: Judean). Hence, they teach that the present Jewish nation which men call “Israel” is the fulfillment of these prophecies. The solution is to understand the difference between Israel and Judah in prophecy, so that they do not misapply the prophecies, thinking that the Jews are the Israelites in prophecy.
Biblical idioms and sayings with origins explained
Do you know how many idioms from the Bible we use in everyday English? The King James Version (KJV) of the Bible is actually one of the most common source of phrases and idioms in the English language, after Shakespeare’s works.
English is full of idioms and expressions, but we don’t always think about the origins of those phrases. So take a look at these Bible idioms and see how many you use regularly without realising where they come from.
This list of Biblical idioms is by no means complete, but I have chosen some of the most commonly used phrases, along with example so you can see how to use them, as well as the Bible verses from which they originate.
“ISRAEL” – DON’T YOU KNOW THE ODDS ARE HEAVILY STACKED AGAINST YOU?
Some might even say that you haven’t got a chance of surviving the Nuclear Holocaust that is being planned against you. This is especially so as Iran has formally confirmed that it can now manufacture a nuclear weapon. This statement was made by Kamal Kharrazi, the Head of Iran’s Strategic Council of Foreign Relations, in an interview with Al Jazeera T.V. on July 17th, 2022. In this announcement, Kharrazi contradicted Iran’s
longstanding claim that her nuclear program is purely for peaceful purposes.
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 6, 2022. In the 8th solar month of the Hebrew 5th month of Av (July/August).
- Deuteronomy 1:1—3:22
- (Shabbat Hazon)
- (Preparation for 9 Av) Isaiah 1:1-27
- John 15:1-11;
- Acts 7:2-60, 9:1-21;
- 1 Timothy 3:1-7;
- Hebrews 3:7—4:11
Tisha B’Av תשעה באב (Both Temples Destroyed)
The 9th of the Hebrew month of Av started at sunset on August 8th and it ends at sunset on August 9th. There are the typical Bible readings done for the 9th of Av. The observance of the 9th of Av is Rabbinic. It is not written in the Bible. The below dates for the 9th of Av is based on the sighting of the New Moon that took place at sunset on July 30, 2022 which was the close of the Sabbath (Saturday).
- Evening Reading for 08/08/2022: Lamentations (All)
- Morning Reading for 08/09/2022: Deuteronomy 4:25-40; Jeremiah 8:13—9:24 (Chumash: Jeremiah 8:13—9:23); John 2:13-25
- Afternoon Reading for 08/09/2022: Exodus 32:11-14, 34:1-10; Isaiah 55:6—56:8; John 8:1-58
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 1:1-31 | Joshua 1:1—2:24 | Psalm 1:1-6 | Isaiah 1:1-31 | Matthew 1:1—2:23
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.
‘Drag Queen at Church?’: NYC Private School Holds Mandatory Drag Show in Chapel
Students at Grace Church High School in Manhattan are speaking out after they were forced to attend the school’s Pride chapel last April. The chapel event was sponsored by Spectrum, the school’s LGBT support club. The event featured drag queen guest Jesse Havea, also known as Brita Filter, boasted about teaching Catholic high school children about his lifestyle (note that the church is Episcopalian, not Catholic). He wrote that it was an honor to hear “the beautiful brave queer stories and songs from your students and faculty.” Some of the students complained that they were under “pressure to dance along and pretend like it was normal.” Since the April chapel, the school has reportedly held additional LGBT events for its high school, middle school, and lower school.
The Fog Of The Twilight Zone Invades The Church
I often feel as though I have ventured into an episode of The Twilight Zone. Rod Serling began his television series in 1959 and those familiar with the show remember Serling’s sense of dystopian fiction that stretched the limits of our imaginations. Who can forget the iconic scenes, plot twists, and bizarre endings?
Life today seems like something that even goes beyond what Rod Serling envisioned for his broadcasts. There’s a vast disconnect between reality and the popular truth that confronts us daily on the mainstream news and social media (via the fact checkers). It makes my head spin!
It’s dystopian fiction at its best, but this time it’s not a TV show depicting a make-believe world; the lies are portrayed as reality and readily believed by mainstream media addicts.
THE AHRIMAN GATE (PART 8)—FISHING FOR MONSTERS
Now the mutation pauses, its gator face grinning, as if the first targets were so easy. Its chest wheezes angrily as honey-thick saliva drips from its distorted snarl onto the aged hardwood floor. In the shadows behind the being, Joe thinks he sees his father. Staying perfectly still, holding his breath, he watches as the alligator-man turns its blood red eyes on him. The demon’s jaw opens so widely that it seems to be coming unhinged. His dad, straining, struggles to reach forward, to grab and stop the beast, but is too late. Gurgling up from within the monster’s warty throat, a high-pitch victory howl thunders across the room.…
THE AHRIMAN GATE (PART 9)—THE HEXAGONAL ROOM
Dr. Jones watched from a window inside the seminary’s dining room as Joe and Sheri drove onto the parking lot in an old pickup he hadn’t seen before. He didn’t know where Sheri’s car was, but a cellular call from her earlier had ended with him agreeing to meet them at the school. He too had unexpected news and was anxious to discuss his findings.
As he sipped from his coffee and watched the siblings jump from the ’68 Ford, they raced to the rear of the pickup and jerked a bulky looking object wrapped in a light blue blanket onto the tailgate. With help from Sheri, Joe wrestled the tubular item onto his shoulder and headed for the building’s side entry. Scanning the parking lot as he went, he caused Jones to think he was watching for traffic. Jones was wrong.
THE AHRIMAN GATE (PART 10)—ABDUCTED
Swift watched from above them as agents Blair and Whitestone sat in the HT Mobile Unit van across the road from Mt. Hood Evangelical Seminary listening to Dr. Jones and his fantastic speculations. The highly sensitive equipment inside their van was simultaneously monitoring every sound inside the school.
“Just look at the size of these fingers.…” the agents heard Jones say. He had been talking about Old Testament giants and marveling at a large arm. The beast’s hand was evidently gnarled and angry looking, terrifying in its savage qualities. Its razor-sharp claws rooted deep inside its horrendous digits, while decaying muscles, twisted and tortured, revealed the chimera’s design for magnificent strength.
CRIMSON WORM-DYE, A KEY ELEMENT FOR RED HEIFER SACRIFICE DEVELOPED IN PREPARATION FOR COMING THIRD TEMPLE
On Monday, the Temple Institute completed its study of the Biblical crimson dye with a practical demonstration. The study is part of the institute’s ongoing Red Heifer project led by Rabbi Yisrael Ariel and his son, Rabbi Azariah Ariel, as the crimson wool is a necessary element in the preparation of the ashes of the red heifer for the third temple: “The cow shall be burned in his sight—its hide, flesh, and blood shall be burned, its dung included—and the Kohen shall take cedar wood, hyssop, and crimson stuff and throw them into the fire consuming the cow” (Numbers 19:5-6). The study was concluded at an auspicious time as Jews worldwide are currently reading this section of the Torah concerning the Red Heifer.