December 24, 2022
Brad Scott of the Wildbranch Ministry
In honor of the late brother Brad Scott whom I had the honor to meet and fellowship with back in 2010. Yahweh bless his family. Lover you brother.
Every year there is a debate regarding whether or not “Christians” should celebrate Christmas. In the past I have written several messages that focus on the evidence against this holiday being something a true Believer and follower of Yeshua should not participate in. These debates are based in what is commonly called the “calculation theory” and what could be called the “pagan origins theory”. The “calculation theory” claims that Christmas was created completely independent of existing Roman paganism as a result of people figuring out when Yeshua was born based on their calculations. The “pagan origins theory” looks at any number of proposed pagan beliefs that in any way influences the creation of Christmas.
Kingdom vision, part 7
The beast from the sea (Revelation 13:1) is the one that Daniel described as the “little horn.” We know this because in Revelation 13:4-7, John’s description matched Daniel’s perfectly (Daniel 7:8, 21). This little horn was to make great boasts and would wage war on the saints until the time came for the saints to possess the Kingdom.
Kingdom vision, part 8
The beast from the sea (Revelation 13:1) is theDaniel’s little horn was given dominion for “a time, times, and half a time” (Daniel 7:25), which John interpreted to be “forty-two months” (Revelation 13:5). If this had been a short-term prophecy, we might interpret this to be about 3½ years. However, a “horn” is an extension of the beast—in this case…
Hosea Chapters 6 through 9
Tarshish is Tartessus in Spain. Pul is an allegorical name for Assyria after one of its kings, as can be ascertained in the books of Kings and Chronicles. Lud is Lydia in Anatolia. Tubal at this time lived on the Black Sea. Javan are the Ionians, and represents the lands of the Greeks. Within 300 years of the deportations of the Israelites, the Germanic people showed up in all of these places…
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 December 24, 2022. In the 12th solar month of the Hebrew 9th month of Kislev (November/December).
At the end
- Genesis 41:1-44:17
- No Haftarah
- John 6:1-71
- Numbers 7-17-29, 42-47;
- (Shabbat Hanukkah) Zechariah 2:10—4:7 (Tanach: Zechariah 2:14—4:7)
- Acts 7:9-16
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 28:1-22 | Judges 13:1—16:31 | Psalm 31:1-24 | Isaiah 33:1-24 | Matthew 28:1-20
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 SUN SHALL BE TURNED INTO DARKNESS BEFORE THE GREAT AND DREADFUL DAY OF THE LORD (JOEL 2:31): No Longer Science Fiction, Scientists Increasingly Calling To Dim The Sun
The idea of “solar geoengineering,” or shooting untold dollars’ worth of particles into the stratosphere to reduce the warming of the Sun, has long been seen as a last resort for tackling a growing climate crisis. Despite plenty of opposition to the idea of meddling with entire ecosystems at once, an increasing number of scientists are…
Scientists Just Captured The Flash of Light That Sparks When a Sperm Meets an Egg
For the first time ever, scientists have captured images of the flash of light that sparks at the very moment a human sperm cell makes contact with an egg.
The phenomenon has been observed in animals before, but no one’s ever seen the spark of human conception. And what’s even more incredible is the fact that some eggs burn brighter than others, which is a direct indication of their ability to develop into a healthy embryo, a team from Northwestern University found.