April 1, 2023
Now in the thirty-nineth year of his reign, Asa became diseased in his feet. His illness was severe, yet even in his disease he did not seek Adonai but physicians. Finally Asa slept with his fathers, dying in the forty-first year of his reign. He was buried in his own tomb, which he had hewn out for himself in the city of David. They laid him in his resting place, which was filled with sweet spices and various blended perfumes and they made a very large fire for him. ~2 Chronicles 16:12-14 (TLV)
I want to take some time and talk a little more about and build on what I started in my article Addicted: In Bondage To The Food, Drug, And Medical Industries. In that message I presented a series of evidence leading to what appears at worst to be facts and at best the possibility of a great conspiracy to make people sick in order to trap them in a system that makes a few people extremely wealthy at the expense of the general population.
In another recent message I put out titled Out Of Egypt → Into Babylon, which I believe may be one of the most important messages I have put out, I illustrated how the ways of the city and all the splendor they present are the opposite of the will of God for your life. Now, let me be clear, it is not my intent to start of a bunch of conspiracy theories or some kind of religious cult. While the type of information I am presenting in messages like this can be taken and used for that purpose, my intent is simply to lead people on the true path of biblical faith. I do believe that those who read these messages in context with my other messages and how all of this harmonizes with Scripture will see that these are not meant to give birth to any sort of fanatical fringe group.
In the opening passage from 2 Corinthians we find a very peculiar scenario play out. Asa was a king of the Southern kingdom of Judah during the period following the split of Israel and Judah into separate kingdoms. The Bible does not tell us when he was born or even how old he was when he took the throne, but there is are clues to at least approximately how old he may have been when he died. His grandfather was Rehoboam, to whom the division into the northern and southern kingdoms of Israel and Judah are attributed, and he died at 58 years old. His father, Abijah king of Judah, took the throne in the eighteenth year of the reign of Jeroboam I of Israel. Then we are told in the record that Asa took the throne in the twentieth year of Jeroboam’s reign, so the reign of Abijah lasted only between two and three years.
Examining Power as we Prepare for Passover
Today is Day 3 of Month 1 on the Creator’s calendar, also known as March 25, 2023 on the Roman calendar.
The renewed moon was sighted on March 22, 2023 [Correction: It was actually sighted after sunset on March 23, 2023.], after sunset, which means that the renewed year and the renewed month began after sunset as well. We know that it is a new year using the sun and the moon, not by inspecting barley crops and using them to determine the Creator’s calendar.
The sighting of the renewed moon began our count toward Passover on Day 14, but we first count 10 days, which is Lamb selection day. (Exodus 12:3) Make sure that you choose Yahushua as your Passover Lamb.
By no coincidence, this day [March 22, 2023] parallels day 10 of Month 7, which is Yom ha’Kippurim – the Day of Atonements. It is only the blood of the Lamb of YHWH that can provide atonement, and cleansing for our sins.
The Passover meal begins after sunset on Day 14 [Correction: Day 13]. That means if you were slaughtering a lamb, it would be “between the evenings” – after sunset, and before total darkness on Tuesday evening (April 4, 2023) [Correction: after sunset and before total darkness on Wednesday evening which will be April 5, 2023.].
Understanding the Scriptural principle of “twilight” or “between the evenings” is critical in order to properly celebrate Passover. I wrote an article titled “Between the Evenings Explained” which should help, if you have questions regarding that issue.
As a result, your Passover Seder should occur between sunset on April 4, 2023 and sunrise on April 5, 2023. [Correction: your Passover Seder should occur between sunset on April 5, 2023 and sunrise on April 6, 2023.]
The meal can occur throughout the night. It just needs to be fully concluded before sunrise [on April 6th]. The light portion of Day 14, which is Wednesday April 5th [Correction: Thursday April 6th], is preparation day as we prepare for the seven-day Feast of Unleavened Bread.
This was the time when the Yisraelites were plundering Egypt, and assembling in preparation to leave. It was also the time when Yahushua was dying on the execution stake so that we can actually be delivered from bondage.
The Feast of Unleavened Bread commemorates the journey out of Egypt from Sukkot to the Red Sea Crossing. The first half includes the time when Yahushua was in the grave. He was actually resurrected during the Feast of Unleavened Bread, on Day 2 of the Omer Count.
Follow this link to see the Passover when Messiah was crucified. Now click this link to see the pattern of the Appointed Times this year. Do you notice something special? We will be rehearsing the Appointed Times exactly as they occurred when Messiah was crucified, and later resurrected.
The journey out of Egypt started at a place called Sukkot to remind us of the first place that Jacob settled when he returned to the Land. (Genesis 33:17 and Exodus 12:37)
It also reminds us that we live in temporary dwellings until we get to our final destination – the Covenant Land. Even when Yisrael was brought into the Promised Land, they still celebrated Sukkot, because Sukkot is not fulfilled until the Nations are restored to YHWH.
Last week I continued the discussion of Luke, as the emphasis is clearly on the Nations.
We examined Luke 8, when Yahushua made a brief trip into Gerasene territory. This was not just some random afternoon boat ride on the Sea of Galilee. It was an amphibious assault that struck at the very heart of Dionysus worship.
Remember that Dionysus was the deity who supposedly turned water into wine. If that were the case, we wouldn’t have found large wine production facilities at his temple complex in Hippos.
Yahushua, on the other hand, did turn water into wine. That is specifically why He performed that first recorded miracle at a wedding at Cana. I started a book many years ago on that one miracle because it is so profound.
The Hebrew word “Cana” shares the same root as “Cain.” It means “to acquire,” and Yahushua came to acquire a bride. Maybe I can address that in a future message.
When Yahushua landed on the shore of the Gerasene region He was confronted by a Legion of demons that possessed a man who lived in a tomb.
A tomb is an unclean place for the dead. This man was like a walking dead. When Yahushua delivered him, He brought him back from the dead.
Of course, the question most readers have is: Where did these demons come from?
These demons were the result of the incursion that we read about in Genesis.
“There were Nephilim on the earth in those days, and also afterward, when the sons of Elohim came in to the daughters of men and they bore children to them. Those were the mighty men who were of old, men of renown.” Genesis 6:4
These Nephilim are sometimes described as giants. They were hybrid beings, unauthorized by the Creator. They were not the product of two species of the same kind mating, which is a fundamental law of creation. (Genesis 1:24-25)
The text of 1 Enoch describes demons as the disembodied spirits of the Nephilim. When the flesh of a Nephilim died, as many did in Noah’s flood, their spirit had nowhere to go.
So, Yahushua was not doing battle with some random group of evil spirits. These were ancient beings that tried to take over the world before the flood. They did not belong in this realm. Their former flesh had died and they were homeless, so to speak, looking for a place to inhabit – albeit human or animal.
We already talked about how Yahushua took out this Legion, although I neglected to mention the first encounter in this sortie.
On the boat ride over, they were met with a terrible storm while Yahushua was sleeping. The boat was filling with water and sinking. The Apostles were in a panic. (Luke 8:22-25)
Of course, Zeus is the chief Greek deity. He is their weather and sky god. Yahushua was headed to attack his son, Dionysus, and it is as if Zeus was trying to stop Him.
Did you know that Jesus (Iesus) is also the name of a child of Zeus?
The son carries the name of the father, and the Son of YHWH carries His Father’s Name. Jesus is not the name of the Son of YHWH. Yahushua is the Name of the Son of YHWH.
Those who insist on calling the Messiah Jesus are giving esteem to Zeus, not YHWH. That is why it is so important to properly identify your savior, using the correct name. It also identifies the god that you serve.
Yahushua, not Jesus, was the One Who “rebuked the wind and the raging of the waters.” He calmed the seas, their boat did not sink, and their mission continued. After He did that, He asked the Apostles “Where is your faith?” It was all a test of faith. He was sleeping to see how they would respond.
So, Yahushua first took on Zeus before destroying the worship of his son Dionysus. It was a complete and utter victory over the Hellenistic gods of the Decapolis, who were merely new representations of the ancient false gods that ruled over the people since time immemorial.
Of course, the twelve Apostles in the boat were likely thinking about the prophets associated with weather, and the elements – Moses and Elijah. They both operated in power. This surely must have bolstered their faith.
After returning with the twelve Apostles, Yahushua was asked to heal a twelve-year-old girl who was dying. On the way, a woman with a flow of blood for twelve years touched His tzitzit, and was healed.
He then resurrected the twelve year old girl who had died.
Then, Yahushua immediately commissioned the twelve apostles, and sent them out.
“1 Then He called His twelve disciples together and gave them power and authority over all demons, and to cure diseases. 2 He sent them to preach the kingdom of Elohim and to heal the sick. 3 And He said to them, Take nothing for the journey, neither staffs nor bag nor bread nor money; and do not have two tunics apiece. 4 Whatever house you enter, stay there, and from there depart. 5 And whoever will not receive you, when you go out of that city, shake off the very dust from your feet as a testimony against them. 6 So they departed and went through the towns, preaching the gospel and healing everywhere.” Luke 9:1-6
I hope the message is obvious. The emphasis is clearly on twelve, and twelve represented the restored Kingdom of Yisrael, that had been divided.
The twelve-year-old virgin girl represented the House of Yisrael who was completely lost, and seemingly dead. The House of Yisrael needs a resurrection, as described in Ezekiel 37:1-14, and restored to the condition of a suitable bride.
The woman with the flow of blood for twelve years represented the House of Yahudah, who needed to be healed of her uncleanness.
These are examples of how Yahushua will restore the Kingdom of Yisrael.
But it doesn’t end there. Yisrael will be restored for a purpose.
The twelve had been trained to do battle, and Yahushua sent them, like He had sent the demon possessed man into the Decapolis.
He taught them how to operate in power, like Moses and Elijah. And He taught them a lesson about provision. He told them to take nothing with them. Everything would be provided, even their food. Again, Moses and Elijah should come to mind.
Upon their return, He brought them to Bethsaida, and gave them another lesson in faith. It is important to mention the significance of this place at this specific point in the narrative.
You see Bethsaida means: “house of the hunting” or “house of fishing.”
This was the hometown of Philip, Peter and Andrew.
The point is clear. Yahushua was fulfilling the prophecy in Jeremiah 16 which speaks of a greater Exodus than the one from Egypt.
“14 Therefore behold, the days are coming, says YHWH, that it shall no more be said, YHWH lives who brought up the children of Yisrael from the land of Egypt, 15 but, YHWH lives who brought up the children of Yisrael from the land of the north and from all the lands where He had driven them. For I will bring them back into their land which I gave to their fathers. 16 Behold, I will send for many fishermen, says YHWH, and they shall fish them; and afterward I will send for many hunters, and they shall hunt them from every mountain and every hill, and out of the holes of the rocks. 17 For My eyes are on all their ways; they are not hidden from My face, nor is their iniquity hidden from My eyes. 18 And first I will repay double for their iniquity and their sin, because they have defiled My land; they have filled My inheritance with the carcasses of their detestable and abominable idols.” Jeremiah 16:14-18
Yahushua was training “fishers” and “hunters” in furtherance of this prophecy. Where better to find them, but in a city named after them.
This prophecy also provides an important fact that I try to remind people about during every Passover. We are still talking about the Exodus from Egypt. Right?
Well, that means we have not seen this prophecy fulfilled yet! It is sure to be a demonstration of the power of YHWH to the world.
That is why we should be rehearsing every Passover with a fervent expectation that “this is the one!”
So, Yahushua had just sent out the twelve, and here they are at “the House of the Fisher/Hunter.” Now read what happened.
“10 And the apostles, when they had returned, told Him all that they had done. Then He took them and went aside privately into a deserted place belonging to the city called Bethsaida. 11 But when the multitudes knew it, they followed Him; and He received them and spoke to them about the kingdom of Elohim, and healed those who had need of healing. 12 When the day began to wear away, the twelve came and said to Him, Send the multitude away, that they may go into the surrounding towns and country, and lodge and get provisions; for we are in a deserted place here. 13 But He said to them, You give them something to eat . . .” Luke 9:10-13
The twelve had been all over the place preaching and healing. They were operating in power, but they still had a lot to learn. When day was waning, they wanted to send the people away to find something to eat. Instead, Yahushua said “You feed them.”
Here is what happened.
“13 . . . And they said, We have no more than five loaves and two fish, unless we go and buy food for all these people. 14 For there were about five thousand men. Then He said to His disciples, Make them sit down in groups of fifty. 15 And they did so, and made them all sit down. 16 Then He took the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up to heaven, He blessed and broke them, and gave them to the disciples to set before the multitude. 17 So they all ate and were filled, and twelve baskets of the leftover fragments were taken up by them. 18 And it happened, as He was alone praying, that His disciples joined Him, and He asked them, saying, Who do the crowds say that I am? 19 So they answered and said, John the Immerser, but some say Elijah; and others say that one of the old prophets has risen again. 20 He said to them, But who do you say that I am? Peter answered and said, The Messiah of Elohim.” Luke 9:13-20
Did you notice the twelve baskets? It wasn’t that the food was multiplied into twelve baskets. The people were full and there were twelve baskets left over. Again, the message is clearly pointed to YHWH’s provision for those in the Covenant renewed by Yahushua.
But why groups of 50? Was that purposeful as well?
Well, that should make you think about when Yisrael left Egypt.
“So Elohim led the people around by way of the wilderness of the Red Sea. And the children of Yisrael went up in orderly ranks (chamushim) out of the land of Egypt.” Exodus 13:18
The Hebrew word translated as “orderly ranks” is “chamushim,” which literally means “fifties.”
Again, the detail provided through Luke is amazing and highly significant. Just as Moses led Yisrael out of Egypt in “fifties,” and provided them with manna, so Yahushua was gathering the outcasts of Yisrael and providing them food in “a deserted place,” representing the wilderness.
Not only do we see Moses in this passage, but also Elijah. Some thought He was Elijah, because He was performing exactly the same kind of miracles as Elijah.
After the feeding He showed some of them a bit of the Kingdom on what is called the Mount of Transfiguration. Who do they meet? None other than Moses and Elijah, the two great Prophets who operated in power.
“28 Now it came to pass, about eight days after these sayings, that He took Peter, John, and James and went up on the mountain to pray. 29 As He prayed, the appearance of His face was altered, and His robe became white and glistening. 30 And behold, two men talked with Him, who were Moses and Elijah, 31 who appeared in glory and spoke of His decease which He was about to accomplish at Jerusalem. 32 But Peter and those with him were heavy with sleep; and when they were fully awake, they saw His glory and the two men who stood with Him. 33 Then it happened, as they were parting from Him, that Peter said to Yahushua, Master, it is good for us to be here; and let us make three tabernacles (sukkas): one for You, one for Moses, and one for Elijah – not knowing what he said. 34 While he was saying this, a cloud came and overshadowed them; and they were fearful as they entered the cloud. 35 And a voice came out of the cloud, saying, This is My beloved Son. Hear Him! 36 When the voice had ceased, Yahushua was found alone. But they kept quiet, and told no one in those days any of the things they had seen.” Luke 9:28-36
This occurred after eight days. Remember that the seven-day Feast of Tabernacles (Sukkot) is followed by the Eighth Day – Shemini Atzeret.
Clearly this entire event made Peter think of Sukkot, which is why He wanted to build tabernacles (sukkas).
If you go to Israel, most tour guides will tell you that this happened on Mount Tabor. I believe that this happened on Mount Hermon, the highest and most visible mountain in the Galilee. That is also the place where the Fallen Ones made a covenant to rebel and start their own Kingdom in opposition to the Kingdom of YHWH.
Yahushua brought three of the Apostles to that spot, and manifested the Kingdom of YHWH in power. Of course, Sukkot is the rehearsal where we remember the temporary dwellings between the Exodus and finally dwelling in the Promised Land.
Moses and the voice from the Mountain surely must have brought all of this to mind. He had shown them a glimpse of the Kingdom, just as it had been revealed to the Yisraelites at Sinai.
We are not in the Promised Land, so we really need to understand that our dwellings are only temporary. We expect Yahushua to establish His Kingdom during Sukkot, and ultimately YHWH will initiate His “Great Reset” in the Eighth Day.
After descending from the mountain, they were met by a man whose only son was demon possessed, and the disciples were unable to cast it out. Yahushua cast it out and healed the boy.
The apostles were then caught in a dispute concerning who would be greatest. Their hearts were still not right. That is why they could not operate in the fullness of the power. It is not about being great, it is about being least.
They then told Yahushua that they forbid someone outside their group from casting out demons in His Name. Yahushua said not to forbid the person. Again, they wanted exclusivity, so they could receive the credit, and the esteem.
It’s important to remember that Elijah spent a lot of time alone, and Moses spent a lot of time alone on the mountain with his assistant Joshua (Yahushua). Yahushua was fulfilling the pattern of Joshua the servant of Mosheh.
We expect Him to return as the conquering leader Who leads His people across the waters, and into the Land to celebrate the Passover. That is why we traditionally say, next year in Jerusalem, or next year in the Renewed Jerusalem when we rehearse the Appointed Time in exile.
If you thought Yahushua operated with power the first time, you ain’t seen nothing yet. The point of it all is to bring honor and esteem to YHWH.
The plagues upon Egypt were specifically designed to destroy the various gods of the Egyptians, and bring esteem to the Name of YHWH, the Elohim of the Hebrews.
That will be the purpose of the plagues described in Revelation that will be poured out on the Nations. YHWH will destroy the Nephilim controlling the Beast System, and in doing so, He will deliver His people and bring esteem to His Name.
If you are in it for the fame and the glory, you will end up like one of these rich televangelists fleecing the sheep.
The shepherd sleeps with the sheep in the pasture. He feeds them in deserted places.
That leads us to the next part of His journey. After a lesson on the greatest, He predicted His death, and set His heart on finishing the mission in Jerusalem.
“51 Now it came to pass, when the time had come for Him to be received up, that He steadfastly set His face to go to Jerusalem, 52 and sent messengers before His face. And as they went, they entered a village of the Samaritans, to prepare for Him. 53 But they did not receive Him, because His face was set for the journey to Jerusalem. 54 And when His disciples James and John saw this, they said, Master, do You want us to command fire to come down from heaven and consume them, just as Elijah did? 55 But He turned and rebuked them, and said, “You do not know what manner of spirit you are of. 56 For the Son of Man did not come to destroy men’s lives but to save them.” And they went to another village.” Luke 9:51-56
They still missed the point, at least James and John did. They got a taste of power, but weren’t fully prepared to use it.
Elijah went to the foreigners to save them, not to destroy them.
He didn’t use his power to kill the foreign people in the Land.
He used power to confront the evil forces, the prophets of Ba’al, and bring esteem to YHWH. (1 Kings 18)
Of course, Ba’al was just the Canaanite version of Zeus. He was the storm god, and Elijah withholding rain was a direct affront against Ba’al.
Even when faced with these evil prophets, Elijah only called down fire to light the altar, not to kill anyone.
He certainly wouldn’t call down fire on someone who refused to receive him, and give him hospitality.
The only time Elijah called down fire on people was when Ahaziah, the evil king of Yisrael, sent 153 men to seize him.
In that event there were three groups of “chamushim” (fifty), each led by a captain. Two-thirds of them were consumed by fire. The final “chamushim” was spared. There is a lesson there for anyone who takes the time to study it. (2 Kings 1:1-16)
Remember that Yahushua was in Samaria, the same region where the events involving Elijah took place. It was the tribal territory of the House of Yisrael, and He was headed to Jerusalem to die for the lost sheep.
He is the good shepherd, and His desire was to feed His sheep, and tend to His sheep. That does not include living in a mansion, but rather living in their midst.
He was always on the move because that is what a shepherd does. He leads his flock to green pastures where they can feed.
As they moved on toward Jerusalem, we read the following account.
“57 Now it happened as they journeyed on the road, that someone said to Him, Master, I will follow You wherever You go. 58 And Yahushua said to him, Foxes have holes and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay His head. 59 Then He said to another, Follow Me. But he said, Master, let me first go and bury my father. 60 Yahushua said to him, Let the dead bury their own dead, but you go and preach the kingdom of Elohim. 61 And another also said, Master, I will follow You, but let me first go and bid them farewell who are at my house. 62 But Yahushua said to him, No one, having put his hand to the plow, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of Elohim.” Luke 9:57-62
I did a teaching on this several years ago while I was in Jerusalem titled Let the Dead Bury the Dead. I encourage you to check it out.
The point is that when we hear the call, we need to respond. We cannot make excuses. We need to drop our nets and follow Him. We do not follow Him on our terms, with our own time constraints and conditions. We follow on His terms, and in His timing. Otherwise, we might miss the opportunity.
And that is the lesson that I try to stress at Passover. We first need to make sure that our timing is right.
Remember that during the Passover in Egypt, if you were late by one day you might be dead, if you were the first-born. Diligence is an integral part of obedience.
You also need to make sure your heart and attitude are right.
This isn’t a game.
I remember the first Passover seder I ever participated in was when I was in college ministry in Rochester, New York in 1988. One of the pastors in my church went through it as a teaching tool, but it was just a fun exercise – definitely not something that Christians needed to do. I am thankful that the pastor did it, because it planted seeds in me, but it is sad how many Christians view Passover as something “Jewish,” and completely foreign to their faith.
Also, Passover is not an opportunity to evangelize your neighbors. It is a Covenant meal, for those in the Covenant. That is why circumcision of the flesh is required. Only those bearing the sign of the Covenant should be partaking.
Even more importantly, only those who are willing to “walk the walk” and “follow Him” should be partaking in it. Don’t be like the Christians and think that because you “accepted Jesus” years ago you are saved.
You are only saved when He grants you access to the Kingdom, and the Tree of Life. The Tree of Life is in the New Jerusalem, so you must be willing to follow the path that leads there.
So, ask yourself: Are you really ready to leave? Are you even considering the possibility of leaving everything behind?
If not, then you are really not rehearsing. Your heart is not ready, and you are not ready for the power either.
That is why Passover requires not just circumcised flesh, but also a circumcised heart.
Now the timing of everything that we have read so far in Luke is important, because Yahushua then went on to commission the seventy.
“1 After these things the Master appointed seventy others also, and sent them two by two before His face into every city and place where He Himself was about to go. 2 Then He said to them, The harvest truly is great, but the laborers are few; therefore pray the Master of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest. 3 Go your way; behold, I send you out as lambs among wolves. 4 Carry neither money bag, knapsack, nor sandals; and greet no one along the road. 5 But whatever house you enter, first say, Peace to this house. 6 And if a son of peace is there, your peace will rest on it; if not, it will return to you. 7 And remain in the same house, eating and drinking such things as they give, for the laborer is worthy of his wages. Do not go from house to house. 8 Whatever city you enter, and they receive you, eat such things as are set before you. 9 And heal the sick there, and say to them, The kingdom of Elohim has come near to you. 10 But whatever city you enter, and they do not receive you, go out into its streets and say, 11 The very dust of your city which clings to us we wipe off against you. Nevertheless know this, that the kingdom of Elohim has come near you. 12 But I say to you that it will be more tolerable in that Day for Sodom than for that city. 13 Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the mighty works which were done in you had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago, sitting in sackcloth and ashes. 14 But it will be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon at the judgment than for you. 15 And you, Capernaum, who are exalted to heaven, will be brought down to the grave. 16 He who hears you hears Me, he who rejects you rejects Me, and he who rejects Me rejects Him who sent Me. 17 Then the seventy returned with joy, saying, Master, even the demons are subject to us in Your Name. 18 And He said to them, I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven. 19 Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you. 20 Nevertheless do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rather rejoice because your names are written in heaven. 21 In that hour Yahushua rejoiced in the Spirit and said, I thank You, Father, Master of heaven and earth, that You have hidden these things from the wise and prudent and revealed them to babes. Even so, Father, for so it seemed good in Your sight. 22 All things have been delivered to Me by My Father, and no one knows who the Son is except the Father, and who the Father is except the Son, and the one to whom the Son wills to reveal Him.” Luke 10:1-22
Did you notice that He once again gave them specific instructions what to do when they were not welcomed. It didn’t involve calling down fire on them.
The seventy reported power over the demons, not just healing.
It is also critical to mention the reference that Yahushua rejoiced. He was full of joy when He received the report from the seventy. And they were full of joy as well.
Now, I have not done a thorough study of the subject, but I believe this passage is the only reference to Yahushua having joy. At least the most direct.
I suspect that Yahushua was quite witty, and probably had a great sense of humor. But again, when we consider that things were placed in the text with purpose, it is very powerful.
Only when the Kingdom of Elohim was manifested to and through the Nations was Yahushua truly joyful, because He was fulfilling the purpose of Yisrael. That is the reason for the power.
Remember that Abram was chosen immediately after the Tower of Babel, when the seventy nations were divided into different languages, and separated in different geographical areas.
Abram, and his descendants were chosen to help restore those Nations back to YHWH through a Covenant.
Of course, we have already discussed this pattern of the twelve, then the seventy, in previous messages.
Twelve represents Yisrael, and Yisrael represents the Bride.
Seventy represents the Nations, and Yahushua is looking for Sons of Elohim to come out of the Nations.
So, Yahushua commissioned the seventy, immediately after He set His face to Jerusalem where He predicted His death at Passover.
Now take a moment to consider where we are at the moment, and the overwhelming focus of the text in the first 10 Chapters of Luke.
Did you realize that there are only 24 chapters in Luke, and we reached a climax in ten chapters?
The rest of the text is all within the context of Yahushua travelling to Jerusalem to renew the Covenant at Passover, and then die later on Passover Day, followed by His resurrection and ascension.
Luke 9:51 to 19:27 is often described as parenthetical, because it describes things that occurred while Yahushua was headed from Samaria to Jerusalem.
Hopefully, we will delve into that journey, because it is helpful to review Yahushua’s journey to Passover as we, ourselves approach the Passover.
For now, it is important to understand what Yahushua was doing. He was not stingy with the power that flowed through Him.
He imparted it to others, and taught them how to exercise power.
He promised that those who believe in Him will do greater things than Him.
“12 Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever believes in Me will also do the works that I do; and greater works than these will he do, because I am going to the Father. 13 Whatever you ask in My Name, this I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 14 If you ask Me anything in My Name, I will do it. 15 If you love Me, you will keep My commandments. 16 And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper, to be with you forever, 17 even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him. You know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you. 18 I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. 19 Yet a little while and the world will see Me no more, but you will see Me. Because I live, you also will live. 20 In that day you will know that I am in My Father, and you in Me, and I in you. 21 Whoever has My commandments and keeps them, he it is who loves Me. And he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and manifest Myself to him.” John 14:12-21
Yahushua promises the Spirit to those who love Him, and keep His Commandments. Diligently observing the Passover with a circumcised heart is a way to demonstrate your love for Him.
The Legion of demons that Yahushua sent into the pigs in Gerasene are still wandering the planet today, along with hoards of others.
As we see the forces of evil trying to kill, profane and control those made in the image of Elohim, Yahushua taught us not to fear them. He gives us authority, and the keys to exercise power.
We aren’t just a bunch of orphans hiding from the evil ones until the Master returns.
We are of the twelve scattered within the seventy for a purpose.
We are destined to operate in the power of the Spirit during the final harvest in order to bring honor and esteem to His Name. And we can even experience joy while doing it!
Are you ready?
Shema Yisrael (Hear O Yisrael) are the words that Yahushua spoke when asked what was the First Command.
“The first of all the Commandments is: Hear, O Yisrael,
YHWH our Elohim, YHWH is one.”
“He who has ears to hear, let him hear!”
The Debt Note in Prophecy
The Parables of the Vineyard
Isaiah 5:1-7 gives us the words of a song that Jesus used as a model for his parable in Matt. 21:33-44. An understanding of this parable is very important in knowing the mind of God in His long-term purpose and plan. Isaiah’s song says this:
(Title) 1 A Song of My Beloved Concerning His vineyard
2 My well-beloved had a vineyard on a fertile hill. 3 And He dug it all around, removed its stones, and planted it with the choicest vine. And He built a tower in the middle of it, and hewed out a wine vat in it; Then He expected it to produce good grapes, but it produced only worthless ones.
Isaiah later interprets this for us in verse 7:
7 For the vineyard of the Lord of hosts is the house of Israel, and the men of Judah His delightful plant.
Because God’s vineyard (Israel) did not produce good grapes, but only sour, “worthless” (NASB) grapes, God says in verses 5 and 6:
5 So now let Me tell you what I am going to do to My vineyard: I will remove its hedge [protection] and it will be consumed; I will break down its wall, and it will become trampled ground. 6 And I will lay it waste; it will not be pruned or hoed, but briars and thorns will come up. I will also charge the clouds to rain no rain on it.
Isaiah did not question the fact that God had planted and owned the vineyard. Israel and Judah were chosen to bring forth good fruit. But they did not. So what did God do with His chosen vineyard? He destroyed it.
The Epistles of Paul - Romans Part 8: Israel was and is the Bride of Yahweh
The Bible itself tells us that it is the book of the race of the Adamic man, in Genesis chapter 5. But very little is given of what is,at least by the Septuagint chronology, a 2,200 year history from the Creation of Adam unto the Flood of Noah. Then we have a table of Nations in Genesis chapter 10, and these Adamic descendants of Noah are the White nations of ancient history. They are all identifiable as such in Scripture and in archaeology and classical history, in spite of the fact that the Canaanites who are also listed are set apart as being accursed and as being race-mixers, fornicators and sodomites later in Scripture. With the establishment of these nations there are, by an approximation taken once again from the Septuagint, over 1500 years until the event which is commonly known as the Call of Abraham. None of the history of this 1500 years is recorded in Scripture. While very little of it is known from history or archaeology, from therecords found on clay tablets and other inscriptions which have been dug out of the ground in Mesopotamia we can indeed tell the accuracy of what Scripture does provide.
Scripture records that during these first 3,700 years, Yahweh God had made promises to our entire race, such as those which are recorded in Genesis chapters 3 and 9, and those promises have never been revoked. The promises of God are, as Paul says in Galatians, irrevocable. However very little of nearly four thousand years of Adamic history before the birth of Jacob are mentioned at all. From the time of the Call of Abraham, the entire scripture has been focused upon one man’s family, and the promises to Abraham which were transmitted to his offspring through Jacob-Israel. From that time, the other White Adamic nations are only mentioned where they come into contact with Israel. Wherever non-Adamic peoples are referenced in Scripture, it is only in relation to something wicked, or to some plague or some curse.
Since the time of the apparent fulfillment of the promises to Abraham, that his seed would become many nations, all of the ancient Adamic Genesis 10 nations have been eclipsed. Yahweh either gave them up to His enemies as He had stated of Egypt, Ethiopia, and Sheba, or He has destroyed them for their own transgressions, as He had stated of the Philistines, Assyria and Babylon, or they were apparently absorbed into the body of the children of Israel in Europe in fulfillment of other prophecies, such as those concerning Japheth in Genesis chapter 9. For this reason, that all of the other Adamic nations were given up by God,was Abraham promised that his seed would inherit the earth. By this hadYahweh demonstrated His sovereignty to our race in antiquity. But we can only see that if we first recognize the facts of history.
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 April 1, 2023. In the 4th solar month of the Hebrew 1st month of Nisan (March/April).
- Leviticus 6:8—8:36 (Chumash: Leviticus 6:1-8:36)
- (Sabbath HaGadol) (Sabbath before Pesach) Malachi 3:4—4:6 (Tanach: Malachi 3:4-24)
- No Brit Chadashah Readings.
- Exodus 12:1-5 NOTE: The selection of the lamb is between sunset on the 03/31/2023 to sunset on the 04/01/2023.
- Joshua 3:1—4:24
- Matthew 21:1-17; 1 Corinthians 5:6-8
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 49:28—50:26 | 1 Samuel 16:1—17:58 | Psalm 51:1-19 | Isaiah 52:1—53:12 | Mark 14:1-26
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.
PART 13: THINGS COULD GET SO BAD BEFORE THE MYSTICAL HEBREW YEAR 5785 (THE FOCUS OF DR. THOMAS HORN’S UPCOMING NEW BOOK “WE ARE LEGION, FOR WE ARE MANY” [DUE THIS FALL]” THAT YOU NEED TO PREPARE NOW: No Global Change Without Sufficient Pain
PART 14: THINGS COULD GET SO BAD BEFORE THE MYSTICAL HEBREW YEAR 5785 (THE FOCUS OF DR. THOMAS HORN’S UPCOMING NEW BOOK “WE ARE LEGION, FOR WE ARE MANY” [DUE THIS FALL]” THAT YOU NEED TO PREPARE NOW: Prophecies of Doom
PART 15: THINGS COULD GET SO BAD BEFORE THE MYSTICAL HEBREW YEAR 5785 (THE FOCUS OF DR. THOMAS HORN’S UPCOMING NEW BOOK “WE ARE LEGION, FOR WE ARE MANY” [DUE THIS FALL]” THAT YOU NEED TO PREPARE NOW: Gog-Magog
Israel's Post-Democracy Moment - A Warning To The Western World
Although Prime Minister Netanyahu has announced suspension of judicial reform legislation for the time being, it is unlikely to bring much-needed calm to the situation. Israel’s current maelstrom is not in the pattern of normal political protest. It represents an existential upset.
The focus of opposition is the proposed judicial reforms. The protests are also fueled, however, by fear of the nationalist and religious ultras in the governing coalition and by hatred of Netanyahu, who for some people has achieved near-demonic status.
Significant as these factors are, a convulsion of this magnitude suggests that something even more fundamental is at play. What is striking about the protests is the irrationality at their core. Although there are legitimate concerns about aspects of the reform package, the overwrought opposition to it is out of all proportion.
The protesters claim, for example, that giving politicians a decisive role in selecting new judges, as is being proposed, will destroy the rule of law and an independent judiciary.
They say the changes, which would stop the courts from overturning laws made by the Knesset, end the power of legal advisers to prevent government ministers from enacting the policy programs for which they were elected and end the slippery concept of “reasonableness” through which the judges have substituted politics and ideology for law, would herald the end of democracy and the abolition of civil rights.
Lovelock Cave And A Tale Of Giants
Alfred Kroeber, founder of the University of California Anthropology Department was contacted by Hart and Pugh when they reported finding prehistoric artifacts. This spurred the first archeological dig of Lovelock in 1912 led by L. L. Loud also of the University of California. A second dig took place in 1924 and after finishing the excavations, Loud collaborated on a report that was published in 1929. What Loud found was nothing short of amazing. Approximately 10,000 archaeological specimens were uncovered including tools, bones, baskets, and weapons… During the initial excavations, there were reports of mummified remains being found of two red-haired giants. One was a female 6.5-feet (1.98 m) tall and the other a male over 8-feet (2.44 m) tall. To Some, the uncovering of 15” sandals (38.1 cm) at Lovelock Cave is proof enough that the Paiute tale is real. In an article published in the Nevada Review-Miner in 1931, in February and June of that same year, it was reported that two very large skeletons were found in the Humboldt dry lake bed near Lovelock, Nevada. One of the Lovelock skeletons was reported to have measured 8.5-feet (2,59 m) tall and was later described as having been wrapped in a gum-covered fabric similar to Egyptian mummies . The other was supposedly nearly 10-feet (3.05 m) long…. Some other evidence for the Lovelock Giants includes a set of images showing a handprint, more than double the size of a normal man’s hand imprinted on a stone bolder in the cave which was released by Bigfoot investigators MK Davis and Don Monroe in 2013. Along the Peru/Bolivia border skulls have been found near Lake Titicaca , with claims being made they were from giants with reddish hair and elongated skulls. The legends tell of…
Bible College Fires Theologian For Tweet Defending Biblical Sexuality
A Christian theology lecturer with five young children has been sacked and threatened with a counter-terrorism referral by a Methodist Bible college for a tweet on human sexuality that went viral.
Dr Aaron Edwards, 37, who is being supported by the Christian Legal Centre, was last week sacked for misconduct by Cliff College in Derbyshire for allegedly “bringing the college into disrepute” on social media.
Dr Edwards was threatened with being reported to Prevent, interrogated on how he would pray for same-sex attracted students who approach him for prayer, and believes as a result of the sacking and subsequent controversy that he might not be able to work in UK higher education again.
Dr Edwards has said that: “Anyone concerned about academic freedom, Christian freedoms and free speech should be deeply concerned by what has happened to me.”
The story is a microcosm of the fall out in the Methodist Church in Britain following a June 2021 decision by its governing body to allow same-sex marriages in places of worship.
DONALD TRUMP JR. CLAIMS HOLLYWOOD SATANIC RITUALS WILL SOON BE EXPOSED: “THEY’RE ALL IN ON IT”
Sam Smith and Kim Petras made history at the 65th Grammy Awards when the duo performed their smash hit “Unholy.” The performance drew controversy — Smith wore devil horns while Petras danced in a cage — as some viewers claimed it promoted Satan. It’s safe to say Donald Trump Jr. wasn’t a fan. In a video shared online, Donald Trump’s son compared the “Unholy” performance to a satanic ritual. “You can’t make this stuff up anymore … The next conspiracy theory to go down the drain is Hollywood, the music industry, totally not into the satanic rituals, despite all of the symbolism, despite all of the coincidence with said symbolism. It never ends,” Trump Jr. said. “Maybe it’s art, but why is it always this kind of art? Why is it never, like, regular art?” Trump Jr. continued, claiming that Hollywood is influencing children by promoting supposed satanic symbolism in the performances they watch and the programs they consume. “They’re all in on it. They’re going to crush everything we hold near and dear in America. Our morality, our decency, our religion, our freedom, and they’re going to replace it with this crap,” he added, alleging that Smith’s performance proved “right-wingers were right that Hollywood and the music industry are all Satan-worshippers…
NEPHILIM EXPERIMENT? GENETICISTS STUDYING ANCIENT DNA DISCOVERED A GIRL WHOSE PARENTS WERE TWO DIFFERENT SPECIES
At a laboratory in Germany, a researcher sits stunned. Surely it can’t be true? It looks like something scientists thought they would never find. But there’s no mistake here: this girl was born from two entirely different human species. Once the startled experts uncovered the true significance of the unsettling discovery, they realized there was no going back. The mysterious girl, and our own forgotten past, would never be the same. The chances of uncovering proof of this? Slim at best, or so the experts thought. Then researchers in a cave in Siberia stumbled upon a tiny fragment of bone. Initially, the team didn’t even realize that this came from a hominin – a term that just means “all the species regarded as human.” But soon an incredible story began to unfold.
How Did Elisha’s Bones Resurrect A Dead Man?
There are moments in the Bible that elicit confusion, even among strong believers and theologians. One such moment is a brief mention in one of the historical books of the Old Testament. It records, “Elisha died and was buried. Now Moabite raiders used to enter the country every spring. Once while some Israelites were burying a man, suddenly they saw a band of raiders; so they threw the man’s body into Elisha’s tomb. When the body touched Elisha’s bones, the man came to life and stood up on his feet” (2 Kings 13:20-22). In this passage, Israelites throw a dead person’s body into Elisha’s tomb, and that person is restored to life. Alone, that seems like a confusing passage. Knowing what is going on around these verses is important to recognize what is actually going on here. After the reign of Kings David and Solomon, Israel and Judah would split under the reign of Rehoboam. Both kingdoms would alternate between good kings and bad kings, between times of worshipping God appropriately and then turning to idols. The prophet Elijah had been carried away, and Elisha was the prophet of Israel from 892 to 832 BC. His time overlapped with Obadiah and Joel. Toward the end of his life, Jehoash was the king of Israel, and the Bible records, “He did evil in the eyes of the Lord and did not turn away from any of the sins of Jeroboam son of Nebat, which he had caused Israel to commit; he continued in them” (2 Kings 13:11). This evil was idol worship, and Asherah poles were common at that time. Despite turning from God, when some of Israel’s enemies were closing in, Jehoash came to Elisha on his deathbed asking for help and assurance…
GHOSTS IN THE MACHINE—BRAIN CHIPS LIKE NEURALINK CAUSE “STRANGE” CHANGES IN PEOPLE, DOCTORS SAY
Feeling inclined to let Elon Musk stick a computer chip into your brain? Just be warned: according to a fascinating story by Insider, research has linked brain-computer interfaces (BCIs) like the one Neuralink is working on to bizarre, unpredictable and little-understood cognitive changes — including some that might completely alter your identity and sense of self. “Many felt that the disease had robbed them, in some ways, of who they were,” Wexler continued, adding that illness “really impacts your identity, your sense of self, if you can’t do the things that you think of yourself as being able to do.” But in other cases, patients have reported back feelings of estrangement, or even that the implant makes them feel unlike themselves. The lack of an ability to self-identify is, unsurprisingly, deeply unmooring — so much so that there has been at least one known attempted suicide as a result of BCI-induced self-alienation…
Media Narrative After Shooting - Christianity Is The Problem Not The Solution
There were signs of spring everywhere — in the bright morning sun, the pink flowers lining trees beside the parking lot, the signs for Easter services. As a small gray car rounded the bend, security cameras caught little children pumping their legs on swing sets in the background — the last carefree moment any of them will remember about this day. As they have in too many cities, Nashville’s moms and dads went about their days, not realizing they’d said goodbye for the last time.
For the seven families whose lives changed forever Monday morning, there is no making sense of the heartbreak. But for one set of parents, it’s a unique kind of pain — knowing their daughter is the one responsible. Norma Hale, whose Facebook page is full of proud mom moments, woke up Tuesday with the knowledge that her 28-year-old child’s last words to a friend were “I don’t want to live.” Moments later, Audrey Hale shot through the double glass doors she’d walked through hundreds of times as a Covenant school student, ready to kill.
Miles away, a stunned Averianna Patton sat holding her phone, rereading the text that something bad was about to happen. “Audrey!” she had frantically written back. “You have so much more life to live. I pray God keeps and covers you.”
But it was too late. Hale was walking the hallways of her old Christian school, gunning down anyone in her path. A beloved custodian. The revered head of the school. A favorite substitute teacher. The senior pastor’s only daughter. A nine-year-old boy and girl. In a split second, the buzz of classrooms gave way to sirens and school alarms.
PART 14: ENOCH, THE WATCHERS, AND THE FORGOTTEN MISSION OF JESUS CHRIST—The Sin of the Watchers, the Nephilim, and the Antichrist
As one might expect, the Enochian story of the transgression of the Watchers is operating in the background of certain points of New Testament eschatology. There is no direct claim in 1 Enoch or the New Testament that the Antichrist would be a descendant of the Nephilim or an incarnation of a Watcher or Satan. There are, however, a number of indications that Second Temple Jews had an “Antichrist theology” before the time of Jesus that had clear conceptual links to the sin of the Watchers and the giants.
The notion of a pre-Christian Antichrist theology understandably sounds anachronistic, but it isn’t. Scholars of Second Temple Judaism have known for quite some time that there was in fact a theological profile of a great eschatological enemy of God—a profile that New Testament writers followed in their own descriptions of the Antichrist. This profile has several interesting points of contact with Genesis 6:1–4 and the story of the transgression of the Watchers from 1 Enoch.[i]
The Great Messianic Enemy in Second Temple Judaism
There are several aspects to consider with respect to how a Second Temple Jew thought about the great enemy of the Messiah—the figure that Christians would call the Antichrist, since they believed Jesus of Nazareth was in fact the Christ, the Messiah. Two aspects of this conceptual profile are Old Testament antecedents and Second Temple Jewish understandings of those Old Testament texts.
PART 15: ENOCH, THE WATCHERS, AND THE FORGOTTEN MISSION OF JESUS CHRIST—The Antichrist Figure, the Watchers, and the Nephilim
Though a completely unlikely consideration to us, there are a number of indications that, when certain Second Temple Jews and early Christians thought about the Antichrist, the great enemy of the Messiah, they also thought about what happened in Genesis 6:1–4 and the Watcher story of 1 Enoch 6–16. Perhaps the best place to launch an exploration into this matrix of ideas is a century or so later than the Second Temple Period, the era of the early church fathers.
One of the most famous among these early Christian intellectuals, Irenaeus, famously wrote that one workable cipher for 666, number of the Beast, was Teitan—“Titan”—a term that would take ancient thinking back into greater antiquity to “the days of giants.”[i] As Horbury explains, “Here Irenaeus clearly shares the political interpretation of the myth of the war of the Titans.”[ii]
The war of the Titans was the Greek tale of the revolt of the Titans against higher divine authority known to modern scholars as the Titanomachy (“war of the Titans”). The epic shares many details with the equally well-known Gigantomachy (“war of the giants”), the story of how the giants rebelled against heavenly authority, so much so that the two stories were eventually conflated in Greek literature.[iii] As I have written elsewhere:
The Titans (Gk. pl. titanes) were the children of the gods Uranos (“Heaven”) and Gaia (“Earth”). Gaia became infuriated after Uranos cast certain of the Titans into Tartarus. Gaia successfully incited the remaining Titans (save for Oceanus) to rebel against Uranos. Gaia gave one of them, Kronos, a sickle, by which he castrated Uranos (Theog. 134–207). Blood from the wound fell into the soil of Earth, an impregnation of Gaia that produced the gigantes (“giants”) along with the Eriyanes (the Roman Furies) and the ash-tree Nymphs. The Titans were later overthrown by the Olympians, led by Zeus, who cast the Titans into Tartarus. This angered Gaia once more, and she incited her children the gigantes to rise up against the Olympians, a conflict known as the Gigantomachy. This second conflict is preserved mainly via Apollodorus (b. ca. 180 B. C.) whose works were compiled in the 2nd cent. C.E. The Olympians defeated the gigantes and confined them to Tartarus.[iv]
We see here that both the Titans, the classical Greek equivalent of the fallen sons of God, Enoch’s Watchers, and the giants—whose origin arose from a fusion of the divine and the earthly—rebelled against heavenly authority. The punishment in both cases was imprisonment in Tartarus.
PART 16: ENOCH, THE WATCHERS, AND THE FORGOTTEN MISSION OF JESUS CHRIST—The 144,000 as Mirror Reversal of the Watchers’ Transgression
Many readers will be familiar with the 144,000 introduced in Revelation 7. How it relates to the transgression of the Watchers is difficult to discern on the surface. The passage reads:
4And I heard the number of the sealed, 144,000, sealed from every tribe of the sons of Israel:
512,000 from the tribe of Judah were sealed,
12,000 from the tribe of Reuben,
12,000 from the tribe of Gad,
612,000 from the tribe of Asher,
12,000 from the tribe of Naphtali,
12,000 from the tribe of Manasseh,
712,000 from the tribe of Simeon,
12,000 from the tribe of Levi,
12,000 from the tribe of Issachar,
812,000 from the tribe of Zebulun,
12,000 from the tribe of Joseph,
12,000 from the tribe of Benjamin were sealed.
Revelation 7 is not the only passage that describes the 144,000. Revelation 14:1–5 provides a key for discerning how the role of the 144,000 can be understood in light of the sin of the Watchers.
1Then I looked, and behold, on Mount Zion stood the Lamb, and with him 144,000 who had his name and his Father’s name written on their foreheads. 2And I heard a voice from heaven like the roar of many waters and like the sound of loud thunder. The voice I heard was like the sound of harpists playing on their harps, 3and they were singing a new song before the throne and before the four living creatures and before the elders. No one could learn that song except the 144,000 who had been redeemed from the earth. 4It is these who have not defiled themselves with women, for they are virgins. It is these who follow the Lamb wherever he goes. These have been redeemed from mankind as firstfruits for God and the Lamb, 5and in their mouth no lie was found, for they are blameless.
It is important to note how the 144,000 are cast in this passage. They are in the heavenly Zion, the throne room of God, having been specially marked for close proximity to the presence of God and the service of God (v. 3). Verses 4–5 mark them as virgins—specifically, male virgins who “have not defiled themselves with women.”
Why are the 144,000 portrayed as a heavenly priesthood? Why the specific note that they are male virgins, especially when Israelite priests could be married?
Pay By Palm Coming To Panera Bread - Another Step To Cashless Society
Amazon’s palm-reading payment technology was first introduced at numerous Whole Foods locations in California, enabling customers to pay for their groceries by scanning their palms at checkout terminals rather than using cash or a card. Now Panera Bread is experimenting with Amazon’s cashless payment system as the war on cash marches on.
On Wednesday, Panera Bread announced plans to roll out a “contactless payment method” to several stores with additional locations in the coming months. The bakery-cafe chain has over 2,000 locations, and its loyalty program has 52 million members.
“Panera is the first national restaurant company to use Amazon One as both a way for guests to pay and access their loyalty account with their palm,” the company said.
“Our philosophy has been centered around leveraging best-in-class technology to create a better Panera experience and using that to deepen our relationship with our loyal guests. Introducing Amazon One, as a frictionless, personalized, and convenient service, is another way we’re redefining the loyalty experience,” Niren Chaudhary, CEO of Panera Bread and Panera Brands, stated.