Beware the Mark of the Beast

Those of you who do not understand the mark of the beast, you need to understand now so that you might avoid it. Those who do understand, but don’t think it is here yet; beware, it is nigh, even at the door. Don’t think for a second that Satan is going to come the way you expect him to.

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Are You Truly Saved?

Check yourself. Every day we must check ourselves. Every day we must look in the mirror and see where we need to repent.

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Let All the Inhabitants of Earth Tremble

“Blow a shofar in Tsiyon, and sound an alarm on My set apart mountain! Let all the inhabitants of the earth tremble, for the Day of YHWH is coming; for it is near.” Joel 2:1
“Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision! For the day of Yahweh is near in the valley of decision.” Joel 3:14
“… choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve…” Joshua 24:15. Do it today, you have no guarantee that you will have another chance.
Yeshua, Jesus says: “If you love me, keep My commandments.” John 14:15
“But I do exactly what the Father has commanded Me, so that the world may know that I love the Father.” John 14:31
“For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.” 1 John 5:3
Then He tells us to come out of the world and follow Him — do as He did, not as the disobedient world does — no matter how long the world has been doing it and how many are following the world on that broad road that leads to destruction, we must never forget that sin is transgression of the law (Torah). “Whosoever commits sin transgresses also the law (Torah): for sin is the transgression of the law (Torah).” 1 John 3:4
“What then shall we say? Shall we continue in sin so that grace may increase? Certainly not! How can we who died to sin live in it any longer?” Romans 6:1-2.
“Do you not know that when you offer yourselves as obedient slaves, you are slaves to the one you obey, whether you are slaves to sin leading to death, or to obedience leading to righteousness?” Romans 6:16
Yeshua, Jesus would never have disobeyed any of His Father’s Torah, and would never have taught others to do so, nor would the Apostle Paul have done so. If Yeshua disobeyed or tried to change even one jot or one tittle of His Father’s Torah (instructions), He could not have been the perfect, sinless lamb that takes away our sins, and we would be without a hope of salvation. If Paul had done so, he would be a false prophet and we would have to throw out his writings. “To the law (Torah) and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.” Isaiah 8:20. YHWH never changes; His Word never changes.
The 4th commandment (Exodus 20:8-11) starts: “Remember the Sabbath day to keep it set apart (holy). Six days you shall labor and do all your work; but the seventh day (that’s the day we call Saturday) is the sabbath of YHWH thy Elohim: in it you shall not do any work…For in six days YHWH Elohim made heaven and earth, the sea and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day: wherefore YHWH blessed the sabbath day and set it apart.”
The last part of this command is actually a memorial to YHWH’s Creation of heaven and earth. Is there any wonder why Satan has worked so tirelessly to pollute and try to do away with YHWH’s Sabbath, or why that in his preferred method to get the world to worship him over the Father? All who worship on the pagan venerable day of the sun god are worshiping Satan, whether they realize it or not — they are breaking the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th commands of YHWH in the process, as well as the 7th by committing spiritual adultery against Him.
Revelation 14:7 is part of the final warning to earth’s inhabitants, and includes the memorial of YHWH’s creation from Genesis 2:2-3 and the 4th commandment: “Stand in awe of God and give him glory, because the hour of his judgment has come, and worship him who made the Heavens and The Earth and the Sea and the springs of water.” If we are not worshiping Him by keeping His Torah, we are worshiping Satan by keeping his. There are only two choices. We are for YHWH and His ways, or we are for Satan and his. “And if it seem evil unto you to serve Yahweh, choose you this day whom you will serve; whether the gods whom your fathers that were on the other side of the river served, or the gods of the Amorite, in whose land you dwell; but as for me and my house, we will serve Yahweh.” Joshua 24:15.
Satan is very clever, deceptive, the father of lies, and a murderer — he does not set obvious snares to catch his prey; although, if you study YHWH’s Torah, Satan’s snares become very obvious. Only a disobedient, rebellious and stiff necked people lacking the indwelling Spirit of YHWH, or ignoring the leading thereof and grieving away His Spirit, will fall into Satan’s trap and accept the mark of the beast in this end time. “Do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.” Ephesians 4:30. There wouldn’t be a warning not to do it if it wasn’t possible to do. This is a stern warning not to disobey the leading of the Spirit of God.
In these last days before His return, if we are truly in Christ, and His Spirit is in us, He is leading us in paths of righteousness for His name’s sake. That means repenting of all our ways that are contrary to His will, and walking in obedience to His Torah, as Yeshua walked in obedience, showing us how to do so, that we might be found without spot or wrinkle, clothed in the white linen robes of His righteousness.
This we can only do by the power of His Spirit working through us, giving us the desire and the power to do His will, which is to obey His Word. If we have not truly been converted, born again of the Spirit, we will not have the desire to obey, because obedience to YHWH is contrary to our fallen human nature, which is what we walk in, if we are not born again and walking in His Spirit. If you find yourself fighting against His Torah and His Spirit, get on your knees, repent, recommit your life to Him through Yeshua HaMashiach, Jesus Christ, ask for the gift of His Spirit, then ask for wisdom, knowledge, understanding, discernment, and a regular fresh infilling of His Spirit. And then follow Him.
Now make your decision, but remember, your choice has eternal consequences. “How long will you waver between two opinions? If YHWH is God, follow Him. But if Baal is God, follow him.” 1 Kings 18:21

 

 

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Did Yeshua teach the Torah?

Crazy question, I know; but there are actually some who believe He came to do away with His Father’s Torah, when He in fact is the living Torah. “And the Word (Torah) was made flesh and dwelt among us…” John 1:14.

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We Ought to Obey God Rather than Men

FAA_Moses receives the Ten Commandments
       Christians need to check themselves to see who it is they are following – Yeshua HaMashiach (Jesus the Christ), or HaSatan. Are you on the broad road or the narrow way? Are you obeying YHWH or men? Is Elohim’s Ruach HaKodesh and Torah your guide in life, or the laws and traditions of men?
       “Then Peter and the apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God rather than men.” Acts 5:29.
       I would rather be like Yeshua, Daniel, the midwives in Egypt, Peter, John and the other apostles, and obey Yahweh and His Torah rather than men.
       I woke up with a slightly elevated temp of about 100 degrees this morning. I feel a little punky, and rather than follow the foolishness of man and go out wearing a useless mask, pretending it will protect others if I am in fact contagious with something, I will keep myself in. That is the prudent and wise thing to do, and corresponds more with Yahweh’s law than the ever changing recommendations of men lacking in any concrete wisdom or science.
       If from the beginning everyone had done as God directed, and put the sick ones in quarantine, away from the general population (and not stuck them in with the compromised frail and elderly in skilled nursing facilities and homes so they all could get sick and die), for seven days, then have them checked by the equivalent of the High Priest (who was given the wisdom to act as the physician), and either release them from quarantine or extend for another seven days, as individual circumstances dictated, there would have been no need to lock down the world. To see what God had to say about this thousands of years ago, check out God’s Rules on Quarantine
       Of course, there never was a medical reason to lock down the world. This is about control. It is a dry run test to see how well people will obey man over God. Satan, via his human workers, appears to have won this round. Pretty much everyone, including most Christians, and even those who know what the mark of the beast is, would accept the mark of the beast based on how they responded to this test. They followed the broad road and almost all listened to man over God. “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the way that leads to life, and only a few find it.” Matthew 7:13-14.
       If you don’t already know about Event 201, the pandemic tabletop exercise hosted by The Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security in partnership with the World Economic Forum and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation on October 18, 2019, in New York, NY, you need to be educated.
       More important, you need to understand that Yeshua HaMashiach is returning soon, and if you are not in right relationship with YHWH through Him, being covered by His blood for redemption of your sins, you are looking at much worse that Covid-19 coming your way, so much worse. Get in right relationship with God, by accepting His sacrifice of His only begotten Son, that you might receive forgiveness of sins (for the wages/penalty of sin is death, which Yeshua paid for us with His own perfect, sinless life and blood). Repent and turn to Him. He loves you more than words can express and does not want any to be lost. The ball is in your court —  you must seek Him — He will not force Himself on anyone, but He will respond immediately to any who repent, call on Him for salvation and follow Yeshua. Surrender your life to Him (He is so much more qualified to direct our lives rightly than we are), be baptized in water and you will receive the Ruach HaKodesh (Spirit of Holiness) who will lead you and guide you into all truth and righteousness. Ephesians 1:13-14 “And in Him, having heard and believed the word of truth—the gospel of your salvation—you were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit, who is the pledge of our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession, to the praise of His glory.”
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Shabbat Shalom

Gods glorious morning

Praying for everyone to have a most blessed and restful Shabbat — the first, highest and brightest of YHWH’s feast days.

Leviticus 23:2-6 “Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, Concerning the feasts of the Yahweh, which ye shall proclaim to be holy convocations, even these are my feasts. Six days shall work be done: but the seventh day is the sabbath of rest, a holy convocation; ye shall do no work therein: it is the sabbath of Yahweh in all your dwellings. These are the feasts of Yahweh, holy convocations, which ye shall proclaim in their seasons. In the fourteenth day of the first month at even is Yahweh’s passover…”

Yahweh starts proclaiming His feast days with the weekly feast day of Shabbat and then goes into proclaiming His monthly/lunar, seasonal feast days (all of which point to Yeshua and the accomplishment of Yahweh’s plan of salvation), which will be kept in perpetuity so that we will never forget. “And it shall come to pass, from one new moon to another, and from one sabbath to another, shall all flesh come to worship before me, saith the LORD.” Isaiah 66:23. All flesh means all redeemed people, not just some special ones by physical birth or nationality.

If you are in Christ, you are children of Israel. Galatians 3:28-29 “There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. And if you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s seed and heirs according to the promise.”

Exodus 20:8-11 “Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labor, and do all thy work: But the seventh day is the sabbath of the Yahweh your Elohim: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates: For in six days Yahweh made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the Lord blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.”

Isaiah 56:2 “Blessed is the man who does this, and the son of man who holds it fast, who keeps the Sabbath without profaning it, and keeps his hand from doing any evil.” Evil is sin, which is transgression of the law, the whole law, not just the ones we like.

Isaiah 58:13-14 “If you turn your foot from breaking the Sabbath, from doing as you please on My set apart day, if you call the Sabbath a delight, and the set apart day of Yahweh honorable, if you honor it by not going your own way or seeking your own pleasure or speaking idle words, then you will delight yourself in the LORD, and I will make you ride on the heights of the land and feed you with the heritage of your father Jacob.” For the mouth of the LORD has spoken.”

Exodus 31:16-17 “The Israelites must observe the Sabbath, celebrating it as a lasting covenant for the generations to come. It is a sign between Me and the Israelites forever; for in six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth, but on the seventh day He rested and was refreshed.”

If you are in Christ, you are Abraham’s seed and heirs of promise, and this is the sign that you are in the new/renewed covenant. You will keep the commands (all of them, not just the ones you like), of Yahweh.

 

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Peace that Surpasses all Understanding

Gods glorious morning at niles pond
 
“Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” John 14:27 
“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to Yahweh. And the peace of Yahweh, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Yeshua HaMashiach (Jesus Christ). Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think on these things. Philippians 4:6-8
Every day in my morning devotion, I pray for an overflowing of the Ruach HaKodesh (Spirit of Holiness) and an abundance of the fruit. Yahweh is faithful and true to His Word to give us whatever we ask in Yeshua HaMashiach’s name that is according to His will, and it is always His will to give us His Spirit, if we ask. His peace, which surpasses our worldly understanding, is the greatest gift, after our salvation, that He gives us, along with wisdom, knowledge, understanding, discernment, also if we ask, as well as the remaining fruit of His Spirit of love, joy, goodness, kindness, meekness, patience, faithfulness and temperance. What more could anyone want?
When we have these most precious things, all the earthly, physical things we need are also added unto us, as He knows what we have need of and desires to provide for our every need according to His riches in glory by Yeshua HaMashiach. As Yeshua said: “Seek ye first the Kingdom of Yahweh and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you.”
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How YHWH can use a cough drop for a witness

As I got ready to go out for my walk this morning, Abba Yah told me to take a cough drop. I grabbed one and stuck it in my pocket.

As I went to take the left I usually take to go on my normal walk course, He told me to go right instead. I started walking a course I don’t walk very often. I got to a point where I previously had turned to head back, but I was urged to continue on.

As I was approaching the next street, I heard a man having a coughing fit. As I got up to his yard I called over and asked him if he wanted a cough drop, which I “just happened” to have in my pocket. He said, yes if you have one I would love it. I was probably 35 years or more his elder, and as he approached me with a cigarette in his hand, I chastised him a little for smoking and that it wasn’t any good for his cough. He agreed, at which point I told him I had only quit a few years back myself, but had smoked for the better part of 45 years. He said I had smoked longer than he had been alive. As I went to leave he stopped me and said that he had just opened a car wash, and if I came by he would wash my car for free.

I knew this was a divine appointment which had nothing to do with getting my car washed (although it did need it). I finished my walk, got myself organized and headed out with a hand painted God Loves You fish rock and a Steps to Christ book to give Ryan as a gift.

When I arrived at his spot, he came out and smiled when he saw that I had come. I gave him the gift and asked him what his relationship was like with the Father. He said he didn’t go to church, but since his brother was shot and killed in May he had been thinking a lot more about Him. I witnessed to him about the importance, in these last remaining days before Yeshua Jesus returns, or his own death, because no one knows the day or the hour of their own demise, of getting into right relationship with the Father through His Son, Yeshua, Jesus — not by a church affiliation, but by an intimate salvational relationship with the Creator of all.

While he and his crew worked on my truck, I got to meet his nieces, the daughters of his brother, and his mother and witness to them also. Where they go with God from here is up to them, but He has reached out to them directly, and I pray for all of them that they heard His call and respond. Steps to Christ is a wonderful book to lead someone to know Yeshua HaMashiach, Jesus Christ, as they delve into deeper seeking of Him in His Word. I asked, and they all have Bibles, now they just need to open them and start seeking Him, and He will be waiting with open arms to receive them.

Our Heavenly Father can use the simplest things to open the door for us to witness to others about His love and our need of salvation through His Son, if we just keep our eyes and ears open to what He is telling us and how He is leading us.

It would be nice to hear some other people’s testimonies of how God has led them to witness to others. Now is the time when we all need to be sharing the gospel as often as the Spirit of God leads us to.

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Get Prepared Now!

This is a prophetic dream all believers need to listen to – and non believers too because your time is short also. While I have not had dreams, the Ruach HaKodesh (Set Apart Spirit of God) has been convicting me of the same. Time is short, very short. What we are coming into next will make Covid-19 and these protests and riots look like child’s play. People need to get their spiritual houses in order now! Remember Acts 2:17 “In the last days, God says, I will pour out My Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams.” These are the last days, and this is happening now. God is warning us. We need to be listening and taking heed.

Those of you who do not yet have a relationship with YHWH through His Son, Yeshua HaMashiach (Jesus Christ), you need to get on your knees and repent now and begin following Him before you are eternally lost. Ask His forgiveness for your sinful rebellion against His laws and ask Yeshua to come into your life and lead you in paths of righteousness for His name’s sake. He is just waiting to do that, but you have to ask Him.

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That I May Know Him

sunrise over the bear2

“For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 5:20.

The righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees was of a selfish character, consisting of external forms. The righteousness which God requires is internal as well as external. The heart must be purified, else Christ cannot be enthroned there. The life must be conformed to the will of God. 26

External forms cannot take the place of inward piety. The Jewish teachers exalted themselves as righteous; they called all those who differed from them accursed, and closed the gates of heaven to them, declaring that those who had not learned in their schools, were not righteous. But with all their criticisms and exactions, with all their forms and ceremonies, they were an offense to God. They looked down upon and despised the very ones precious in the sight of the Lord….

Human devices, human plans, and human counsels will be without power. Only in Christ Jesus will the church near the period of Christ’s coming be able to stand. She is required of her Redeemer to advance in piety, to have increasing zeal, understanding better as she nears the end that her own “high calling” is “of God in Christ Jesus.”

There are glorious truths to come before the people of God. Privileges and duties which they do not even suspect to be in the Bible will be laid open before the followers of Christ. As they follow on in the path of
humble obedience, doing God’s will, they will know more and more of the oracles of God, and be established in right doctrines.

The baptism of the Holy Spirit will dispel human imaginings, will break down self-erected barriers, and will cause to cease the feeling that “I am holier than thou.” There will be a humble spirit with all, more faith and love; self will not be exalted…. Christ’s spirit, Christ’s example, will be exemplified in His people. We shall follow more closely the ways and works of Jesus…. The love of Jesus will pervade our hearts. 27” That I Might Know Him, Ch. 108, p.114, The Righteousness that God Requires“.

“Open Thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of Thy Torah.” Psalm 119:18. We should be reading His Torah and praying this daily, with all our hearts, souls and minds — then will He reveal the wondrous things of Himself to us.  

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