December 10, 2022
The more I have looked at what The Bible says and compare it with what “Christians” do in their churches and even their daily lives the more I have a lot of questions I want to ask them. So, I began to think: Why not just ask?
And that is what I want to do with this message. I want to write an “open letter” of sorts to all “Christians”—especially pastors—who would be willing to read this with an open mind and a heart that genuinely hungers for The Bible. As you read through these questions and my own commentary on them you may be challenged to examine the things that you have been taught or teach others as a “Christian” and inquire whether or not your current beliefs are true.
I also want to state up front that I am not giving commentary to sway you from doing your own study on these matters, but to give you some foundation to research them yourself. Though I am quite confident in my own research and study as a Bible teacher, I want to encourage you to not blindly trust anything any Bible teacher, pastor, or any other minister says—including me. You should always test what you have been told and see if it really does align with the whole counsel of Scripture. And I cannot emphasize that last part enough. If an ideology or theology does not align with the whole counsel of Scripture then it is not biblical. It is easy to isolate a Bible verse and use it out of context to support a belief, but too much of the time such beliefs go against other parts of Scripture. I want to caution you against such an approach to The Bible.
Kingdom vision, part 3
To have a full Kingdom vision, one must understand the three parts of salvation that correspond to the three main feast days as well as to man’s spirit, soul, and body.
Paul had a Hebrew perspective, though he ministered among Greeks. The Greek view was based on the idea that man was a dichotomous being, having a body and a spiritual soul. The Hebrew view was based on the idea that man was a trichotomous being, having a body, a soul, and a spirit.
Paul makes it clear throughout his letters that our soul came from Adam, who “became a living soul” (1 Corinthians 15:45; Genesis 2:7 KJV). He says further that the soul is fleshly, or carnal, because it is the offspring of the first sinner, Adam. He calls the soul “the old man” (Ephesians 4:22 KJV; Colossians 3:9 KJV), treating it as a “man” having a conscious identity. The NASB renders it “the old self.”
Kingdom vision, part 4
As we conclude the Age of Pentecost and transition into the Age of Tabernacles, we must say something about the actual reward that is given to the overcomers at the time of the second coming of Christ. Our inheritance is rooted in the idea of the Birthright.
One of the most basic principles of Scripture is the Birthright. Without understanding the nature of the Birthright, it is hardly possible to have a clear vision of the Kingdom. The Birthright was established in Genesis 1:26-28, and it is literally our Kingdom inheritance that we will receive at the end of the age.
It is composed of two main elements: the right to rule (Dominion Mandate) and the right to be fruitful (Fruitfulness Mandate). This Birthright was passed down to those generations recorded in Genesis 5 (Adam to Noah) and again in Genesis 11:10-32 (Shem to Abram/Abraham). From there, we are given more detailed histories of his descendants, Isaac, Jacob-Israel, and the 12 sons of Jacob.
Hosea Chapters 1 and 2
I decided to present the prophecy of Hosea commencing with this week, because on the Saturday program over the next few weeks I plan to present my papers on the Scythians and their origins – God willing – and this prophet more than any other with the arguable exception of perhaps Isaiah, goes hand-in-hand with the history of the deportations of Israel and Judah.
Hosea began his prophesying, according to his own introduction, at the time when Uzziah (who is also sometimes confusingly called Azariah in the King James Version) ruled over Judah and and Jeroboam II ruled over Israel. Both of these men reigned for a long time: Uzziah, who was stricken with leprosy while he ruled, from about 791-739 BC and Jeroboam II from 793-753 BC. Therefore Hosea began to prophecy before 753 BC. He wrote until the days of Hezekiah. Hezekiah ruled Judah from about 729-698 BC and since there was no king in Israel after Hoshea’s rule ended circa 722 BC, we see that Hosea did not mention any king after Jeroboam II even though six kings followed him before Israel was fully broken as a kingdom. Therefore Hosea wrote from no later than 753 BC unto at least 722 BC, a period of at least 32 years during the time described in the Bible from II Kings chapters 14 to 20, and from II Chronicles chapters 26 to 32.
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 10, 2022. In the 12th solar month of the Hebrew 9th month of Kislev (November/December).
And he sent
- Genesis 32:3—36:43
- (Chumash: Genesis 32:4-36:43)
- Hosea 11:7-12:11
- (Tanach: Hosea 11:7-12:12)
- 1 Corinthians 5:1-13
- Hebrews 11:1-40; Revelation 7:1-14
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 26:1-35 | Judges 10:1—11:40 | Psalm 27:1—28:9 | Isaiah 30:1-33 | Matthew 26:1-75
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.
“Angels And Demons: Exposing The Dark Side Of Victoria’s Secret” Is A New Docuseries Detailing The Rise And Fall Of The High Street Lingerie Brand With Alarming Links To Jeffrey Epstein As First Detailed In The Bestselling Book SHADOWLAND
The current resurgence of Y2k fashions has prompted recent documentary reappraisals of that era’s biggest brand names, from Von Dutch to Abercrombie & Fitch. Now the mother of them all receives the docuseries treatment with Victoria’s Secret: Angels and Demons, a three-parter about fashion, sex, power, money and misconduct that’s sure to titillate when it premieres this week. But behind the glitz and glitter touting female empowerment through in-your-face sexuality lay allegations of bullying and harassment of employees and models; executives dismissive of casting more diverse and inclusive models; and former billionaire CEO Les Wexner’s disconcertingly close ties to convicted sex offender and disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein. Many of the more lurid details were still yet to be revealed, including that Wexner, now 84, enabled Epstein’s access to wealth and women by granting the financier broad powers over the corporate titan’s finances, philanthropy, and private life. Epstein even posed as a talent scout for Victoria’s Secret in 1997, luring a model to a Santa Monica hotel room where he groped and manhandled her. As the series lays out in detail, Epstein’s long and close relationship with Wexner facilitated the purchase of his townhouse (where he sexually abused underage girls) and private jet used to traffic his victims, known infamously in the media as the Lolita Express [which transported elites like the Clinton’s to the sex-abuse island] …
They Know Something About Coming GREAT DELUSION That We Do Not? Scientists Begin Work On An Official ‘Alien Contact Protocol’
If extraterrestrial life sent us a message tomorrow, how would humanity respond? According to researchers, we don’t know yet — and that’s a problem. That’s why, for the first time in 35 years, a team of policy experts and scientists have united to establish a set of alien-contact protocols for the entire world to follow in the event of a sudden encounter with E.T.
Near The Dead Sea Scrolls Caves, The “Cave Of Letters” Is Discovered, Probably The Most Important Cave In Ancient Jewish History
The Cave of Letters is quite literally a cave of secrets. Rediscovered by archaeologists in the 1960s, its contents told of uprisings as well as everyday life in ancient Israel. What at first appeared to be an unassuming cave located in a cliff face in the Judean desert actually turned out to be a perfectly preserved time capsule, full of letters and documents from the 1st and 2nd centuries. Archaeologists have worked hard to pick apart these letters and the other items found in the cave in order to understand who used the cave and why. It is hard to tell exactly what the Cave of Letters was used for, but archaeologists have their theories.
UN Votes To Hold Annual Event Memorializing Israel's Founding As A 'Catastrophe'
The United Nations General Assembly voted on Wednesday to hold an event commemorating Israel’s establishment as a “catastrophe.”
In a majority, 90 member countries voted in favor of the move with 30 dissenting, and 47 abstaining from the vote, according to the Jerusalem Post. The United States and most of the European Union came out against the proposal.
The word “Nakba” is an Arabic word meaning catastrophe, according to the Jerusalem Post. The Palestinians use to the term to refer to Israel’s establishment in 1948, which is observed annually on May 15.
The Political Seduction Of The Christian Left
As many readers will know, my most recent book was titled The Political Seduction of the Church: How Millions of Americans Have Confused Politics with the Gospel. And while I did make passing reference to the errors of the Christian left, my focus was on the Christian right, in particular conservative evangelicals, part of the community with which I identify.
But as the 2022 elections continue to be decided with a major senatorial runoff in Georgia, it is a good time to focus on the overt and unashamed merging of politics with the gospel on the Christian left.
More Professing Atheists & Humanists Legislating Morality From Public Office
Atheism and humanism are on the rise, as the number of elected members filling state and federal seats who profess no belief in God increases from only five before 2016, to upward of 70 after the most recent election cycle — a sharp shift from the Judeo-Christian values that have defined America since its founding.
The Center for Freethought Equality (CFE) sees this increase as progress towards a “safer, saner, stronger, and more secular America,” celebrating “continued gains for the humanist and atheist community in the electoral arena.”
Digital Currency Sooner Than You Think - 90% Of Central Banks Getting Ready
Central bankers and international corporate financiers have long been pretending to hate the very concept of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum, while at the same time investing heavily in blockchain technologies and infrastructure.
The purpose of the ruse is not clear, but more than likely it was an attempt at mass reverse psychology – “We don’t like crypto and digital currencies because we supposedly have no control over them; free market proponents should embrace them blindly because that is how you will beat us.”
What Are Signs And Wonders Of The End Times?
Revelations’ signs and wonders in nature and civilization are understood to usher in an apocalypse—a time when God brings one era to a close, and another era begins. Christians need not fear an apocalypse, however, because after the end of this age will come a time when all creation is restored, and faithful followers of Christ welcome God’s endless reign. John’s Revelation carries a message of God’s grace and love. Jesus said, “At that time they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. When these things begin to take place, stand up and lift your heads, because your redemption is drawing near” (Luke 22:27-28)…
Bible Prophecy Is The Only Reliable Information About Tomorrow
Someone once said that Christians treat the book of Revelation like the priest and the Levite treated the wounded man in the parable of the Good Samaritan. They pass by it on the other side. Some avoid prophecy because it seems difficult to understand. Others feel too overwhelmed by the present to think about the future. Some pastors have never even preached from the book of Revelation because they don’t see its relevance to everyday life. While many Christians are content to leave prophecy’s pages shrouded in mystery and misunderstanding, it is the only reliable information about our tomorrows.
Large-Scale Risk Analysis Firm Is On The Trail Of The Third Horseman
Verisk Maplecroft, a global risk analysis firm, foresees the potential for rising civil unrest in nearly 80% of the world’s countries. We see this on the news in the headlines every day. Civil unrest is spreading globally, from the world’s democracies like the U.S. to strongholds of tyranny like Iran. As we exit the end of this Biblical age, or era, this secular firm reports that A dangerous new era of civil unrest is dawning in the United States and around the world. They are only reporting what they see, but they are onto a more significant series of events that they realize. They’re seeing on earth the results of a spiritual battle of which they are unaware. This “new era” is the time that Jews and Christians have been trying to understand since the writing of…