Under Law

Under Law?

Think carefully about the doctrine of Christianity, as opposed to “The Way”. If Messiah “abolished the law on the cross”, as many people claim, then the new covenant could never have been established and Messiah’s own words were unfulfilled (Matt 5:17-20). How can people put their hope in a saviour whose words have apparently failed? How will that affect our trust if what The Messiah has said cannot fully be trusted?

The new covenant is Yah’s laws written in our hearts – Jer 31/Heb 8 makes this clear. Don’t think Yah found fault with his law, no, scripture says he found fault with the people. Furthermore, it wouldn’t be possible to write what had already been abolished in our hearts. Christians, logically, really must believe that the new covenant will never be established. Maybe I’m over-thinking it, but the way I see it, the doctrines of Christianity are entirely confused. The Apostle Peter (Kefa) said this:

2 Peter 3:15–16 (CJB): And think of our Lord’s patience as deliverance, just as our dear brother Sha’ul (Paul) also wrote you, following the wisdom God gave him. Indeed, he speaks about these things in all his letters. They contain some things that are hard to understand, things which the uninstructed and unstable distort, to their own destruction, as they do the other Scriptures.

Lawfulness and obedience to Yah’s commands doesn’t lead to destruction or death (Rev 12:17 & 14:12), but rather it is sin that leads to death (Rom 6:23).

However, we aren’t “under law” as Paul/Sha’ul puts it, because being “under law” means you don’t have the law written in your heart and/or neither have you accepted the Messiah. One who is under law is obeying the law under their own effort, and not because it has been written in their heart by Messiah. This effort to obey that which is external to us not only applies to Yah’s laws, but also the man made traditions which also form another branch of “legalism”. Yah never made traditions so he will not write them in our hearts.

Consider that Paul’s use of the phrase “the just shall live by faith” (Gal 3:11) is a reference to Habakkuk 2:4 – which talks about the Babylonians/Chaldeans. Revelation prophecies the fall of Babylon, and Habakkuk 1:11 describes one of the The Babylonian’s chief characteristics thus – “they become guilty, because they make their strength their god”. The mark of the Babylonian is a people whose own power to keep the law, and/or laws given from their own power is what they declare makes them righteous.

Really Paul/Sha’ul says it so eloquently in Romans 8 we must be renewed by the Spirit of Messiah, not of our own works but of His in us. When something is written in our hearts we do it by nature (Rom 2:14/15). We don’t need laws to tell us to open our eyes to see, laws to remind us to breathe, etc, we do these things by nature – and so it is with the law for those who have been renewed by Yahshua Hamashiach. This is why scripture states “his commands are not burdensome” (1 John 5:3) and Messiah said “my yolk is easy and my burden is light” (Matthew 11:30).

examining ear of barley crop in field

Looking for green ears of barley in Abib (Aviv)

This is an article that questions how Messianic and other Torah followers calculate the beginning of each year. Yes Passover is definitely in Abib, and I agree with Deuteronomy 16, but I have questions. When does scripture show that we have to look for “green ears of barley” in order to begin the count of days for the first month? What happens if there is a drought like in Lamentations and Jeremiah? I’m not looking for secondary or anecdotal evidence about the meaning of words (2 Tim 2:14) but for direct evidence from scripture.

My thinking was that if we celebrated Passover on 8th April 2020 and on 27th March 2021, then we have had a year with only 353 days. But, the Jewish/Hebrew year appears to be 364 days, that is 12 months of 30 days (360) plus 4 season marker days totals at 364. The following scriptures refer to the day/year prophecy principle:

25 And he shall speak words against the Most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High; and he shall think to change the times and the law; and they shall be given into his hand until A TIME AND TIMES AND A HALF TIME. Daniel 7:25

7 And I heard the man clothed in linen, who was above the waters of the river, when he held up his right hand and his left hand to heaven, and swore by him that lives forever that it shall be for A TIME, TIMES, AND A HALF; and when they have made an end of breaking in pieces the power of the holy people, all these things shall be finished. Daniel 12:7

2 And the court which is outside the temple leave out, and measure it not; for it has been given to the nations: and the holy city shall they tread under foot FORTY-TWO MONTHS. Revelation 11:2

3 And I will give to my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy A THOUSAND TWO HUNDRED AND SIXTY DAYS, clothed in sackcloth. Revelation 11:3

6 And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she has a place prepared of Elohim, that there they may nourish her A THOUSAND TWO-HUNDRED AND SIXTY DAYS. Revelation 12:6

14 And there were given to the woman the two wings of the great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness to her place, where she is nourished for A TIME, AND TIMES, AND HALF A TIME, from the face of the serpent. Revelation 12:14

5 And there was given to him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and there was given to him authority to continue FORTY-TWO MONTHS. Revelation 13:5

All scriptures taken from The Sacred Scriptures, Bethel Edition. EMPHASIS MINE.

30 x 1 = 30 days or 1 MONTH.
30 x 12 = 360 days or one TIME.
30 x 42 = 1260 days, or A TIME, TIMES, AND A HALF TIME.

From my research I am dating the book of Daniel as being written in 6th Century before Hamashiach (~500 BC). The book of Revelation was written around 95AD. That means we have evidence in scripture that for 600 years the Israelites held a 360 day “Time” equivalent to our year.

How then in 2021 do we arrive at having two Passovers WITHIN the span of 360 days? Yahweh’s laws do not change, and as we KNOW the prophecies are true, our current system for calculating dates should be the same as scripture, otherwise we stand the risk of calculating the dates of the feasts incorrectly.

“the exactness of the year is accomplished through its separate three hundred and sixty-four stations.” – Enoch 75:2 – Charles, R. H. (Ed.). (1913). Pseudepigrapha of the Old Testament (Vol. 2, p. 241). Oxford: Clarendon Press.

“36 For there will be those who will assuredly make observations of the moon—how (it) disturbs the seasons and comes in from year to year ten days too soon. 37 For this reason the years will come upon them when they will disturb (the order), and make an abominable (day) the day of testimony, and an unclean day a feast day, and they will confound all the days, the holy with the unclean, and the unclean day with the holy; for they will go wrong as to the months and sabbaths and feasts and jubilees.” – Jubilees 6:36/37 – Charles, R. H. (Ed.). (1913). Pseudepigrapha of the Old Testament (Vol. 2, p. 23). Oxford: Clarendon Press.

Not all folks accept the Pseudepigrapha as scripture, but note, it was the Roman Catholic Church that did not include it in their “Canon” of scripture. Yes, that very same organisation, of which scripture states their king (or power) will try to change the times and laws, has omitted from its canon the only scriptures that tell us how to calculate times in Yahweh’s way! Following on from this every “Christian” and Messianic denomination seems to have accepted the same. When are we going to kick these limitations imposed on us by The Roman Catholic Church into touch, and put them away finally!!!??? Those who have understanding, let them understand.

I’m not trying to subvert belief here, I am genuinely questioning if what we do is correct.

Was America Founded on Biblical Principles?

There are many people of faith who are passionate about America being the land of the free, based on “Christian” freedom, but they forget we really only have one nation or Kingdom we should be proud of!

therefore here is what Adonai ELOHIM says:
“Look, I am laying in Tziyon
a tested stone, a costly cornerstone,
a firm foundation-stone;
he who trusts will not rush here and there. (Isa 28:16 CJB)

As you watched, a stone separated itself without any human hand, struck the statue on its feet made of iron and clay, and broke them in pieces. Then the iron, the clay, the bronze, the silver and the gold were all broken into pieces which became like the chaff on a threshing-floor in summer; the wind blew them away without leaving a trace. But the stone which had struck the statue grew into a huge mountain that filled the whole earth. (Da 2:34–35 CJB).

“In the days of those kings the God of heaven will establish a kingdom that will never be destroyed, and that kingdom will not pass into the hands of another people. It will break to pieces and consume all those kingdoms; but it, itself, will stand forever— (Da 2:44 CJB).

We are not of the kingdoms of this earth, or are we? Genocides committed 1400 years after our Messiah told his disciples to go our and PREACH to all nations and make disciples of men doesn’t sound like the rules of the kingdom to me.

Rather it was Pope Nicholas V’s edict of Dum Diversas that gave Europeans free reign to “invade, search out, capture, vanquish, and subdue”. Isn’t this the words of the lamb that spoke like a dragon?! (Rev 13:11) Let’s just say some people are slow learners huh, but you would have thought well over a millennia to learn would have been enough?
There is no leftist or rightist, just as there is no Jew or Greek (Gal 3:28), that is a patently foolish division. There are only wheat and tares (Matthew 13:24-30) – I don’t see leftist and rightist tares or wheat spoken of in scripture, and when you make a division like this, you are alienating people in this group who may not have the same political affiliation as you. Why would you do that if we are bound together by the Spirit of Messiah?

Yet there is a wisdom that we are speaking to those who are mature enough for it. But it is not the wisdom of this world or of this world’s leaders, who are in the process of passing away (1 Co 2:6 CJB)

Why base your hope on the spirit of leaders who are already dead, whose nations and kingdoms are foretold to fall by scripture, defending them and their misdeeds over the Word of our Messiah in whom their was no violence or deceit?

Deuteronomy 28

I posted this question recently on a Facebook group:

“Opening my bible, I just read Deuteronomy Chapter 28. Verses 15-68 sound like the pain Africa endures. What do you think?”

I had hoped to spark a discussion, but to my surprise someone threw the question right back at me, to which I replied.

To my mind Africa is under the spiritual rule of an evil force, in fact the whole world is, but Africa appears to bear the brunt of this at the present time.

Then, when Adonai gives you rest from your suffering and trouble and from the hard service imposed on you, you will take up this taunt-song against the king of Bavel:
“At last the oppressor is stilled,
his arrogance is ended!
Adonai has broken the staff of the wicked,
the scepter of the rulers,
which furiously struck down peoples
with unceasing blows,
angrily beating down nations
with relentless persecution.
The whole earth is at rest and quiet.
They break into song.
Isaiah 14:3–7 (CJB):

We can look at nations who throughout history represent the spiritual pattern of Bavel (Babylon), with this endless persecution of other nations. I believe economic, military, and cultural might help us to see where this power rests.

Nevertheless, many Africans still have to wake up to the realisation of who Yah is, and his power, that He alone is God, we are to worship the creator of all things, and not worship the things he created, or fall into the hypocrisy of European taught religion which paints Yah in their own image, but disregards most of the laws which Yah has given. If Africa continues to do this it will remain spiritually enslaved by Europe.

As I have said, many biblical laws are close to traditional African law, but all Europeans teach from scripture is about their version of “love”, which somehow allows them to enslave people, and allows them to ruthlessly exploit other nations and live in prosperity, and then hypocritically feel they are serving God by giving some level of charity to the very people they exploit in the first place.

One has to understand the following from a spiritual perspective:

Nahum 3:4 (NIV): all because of the wanton lust of a prostitute,
alluring, the mistress of sorceries,
who enslaved nations by her prostitution
and peoples by her witchcraft.

Was Yeshua Racist?

On a Facebook thread I was challenged that Yeshua was racist.

Matthew 15: 29-39
Jesus Christ healed and delivered lots of individuals from sicknesses and infirmities of various kinds. He also went further, out of compassion, to feed a crowd of 4,000. It was, indeed, a ground-shaking scene of miracles. Howbeit, in an isolated scenario, there was a recorded account of Christ which I found worthy of scrutiny:

Mathew 15: 21-28
“And Jesus withdrew to Tyre, and behold a Canaanite woman came out and cried, ” have mercy on me, O Lord, son of David; my daughter is severely possessed by a demon!” But he ignored the said woman. His subordinate disciples, out of compassion, tried to draw his attention to the plight of the said woman but his response was breathtaking:
Verse 26: And he answered – “it’s not fair to take the children’s bread and throw it to the dogs”

— what a great deal of racism!

In case you don’t understand, what “children & dogs” simply connote in this context is ‘Israelites and non-Israelites’.
Jesus went ahead and healed the said woman after she made a heartfelt statement – v27″Yes, Lord, yet even the dogs eat the crumbs that falls from their masters table!

— Yes, Christ healed the woman but it was accounted as a pitiful gesture to an extract of an unworthy human race.

Firstly, know that Jews are not a race, they are made up of peoples in certain lands:

“‘This is what the Sovereign LORD says to Jerusalem: Your ancestry and birth were in the land of the CANAANITES; your father was an Amorite and your mother a Hittite.” (Ezekiel 16:2–3).

So you see, Abraham and Sarah, are the first parents of the Jewish NATION, not RACE. As they were born in CANAAN, it is IMPOSSIBLE for Jesus/Yeshua, a descendant of them both to be RACIST to a CANAANITE person, because in doing so, he would be racist to himself, so your understanding of the scripture is completely incorrect.

The word “dogs” when used in scripture does not have racist connotations. In fact scripture states that people from every tribe, nation and tongue will be in The Kingdom of Heaven, note:

“After this I looked, and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from EVERY NATION, TRIBE, PEOPLE AND LANGUAGE, standing before the throne and before the Lamb. They were wearing white robes and were holding palm branches in their hands.” (Revelation 7:9).

Truly our God is a God of ALL, and doesn’t that make sense if he made the earth and all that is in it? When you read racism in the bible, know that you are fighting against the Anti-Messiah (anti-christ) spirit of error, which people of corrupt minds have used to lead the world astray.

In scripture the word “dogs” is used to refer to people with a intellectual, spiritual or moral deficit. Note these scriptures:

“As a dog returns to its vomit,
so fools repeat their folly. (Proverbs 26:11)

Speaking of people who are barred from Heaven and left in punishment, the scriptures state.

“Outside are the dogs, those who practice magic arts, the sexually immoral, the murderers, the idolaters and everyone who loves and practices falsehood.” (Revelation 22:15).

It may be that the woman indulged in magic arts, and that was the reason Yeshua referred to her as a dog.

Also Israelites/Jews had contempt for the nations around them because those nations indulged in practices that they found disgusting, in much the same way that many Africans find European acceptance of “gay rights” and homosexuality immoral. Remember, scriptures tell us that Canaanites sacrificed their children into the fire of a God called Ball or Molech, so this is another reason why they would have been treated with contempt.

Hitler, Nazi Occultism, Eugenics, Population Control and the Creation of Race

I had no idea that Hitler took his ideologies about race from a British man, Houston Stewart Chamberlain, and fused this with German mythology, occult practices, population control and Eugenics (another British idea courtesy of Sir Francis Galton), to create the Nazi movement.

It seems we are still battling today over many of the same issues in the Western world.

More biblical rebuttal of the doctrine British Israelism

I was going to write an article on British Israel theology, getting to grips with the scriptures, but there is already an excellent article, The Legend Of British-Israel, written by C.T. Dimont, D.D. Principal of Salisbury Theological College Chancellor and Canon of Salisbury Cathedral (1933). This article goes into some depth to describe some of the, to be frank, ludicrous claims of British Israelism. British Israelism assets its case for acceptance by twisting scriptures from their context, using scriptures from an extended cannon which it rejects except when that cannon adds weight to its crazed doctrine, the use of non-scriptural resources – even the dimensions of Egyptian pyramids and pagan legends, right up to claiming the rights to to the British people to conquer the whole earth and use military force as the agent of God’s rule of the earth.

If ever there was a root for militant, nationalistic megalomania, Christian Identity, and white supremacy, this doctrine is what provides it to the United Kingdom (and those who falsely claim to be from the tribe of Manasseh in the USA), and I would say has already been at work as the basis for many of Britain’s exploits abroad, in terms of colonialism and neo-colonialism, and it provides the quite British sense of never having the need to apologise AND repent for acts like The Trans Atlandtic Slave Trade, genocide and mass murder of Africans, Native American Indians, Indians and more. Furthermore the ongoing economic, financial and material resource exploitation that is occurring as a kind of neo-colonialism, is still linked into this notion of British superiority, built on the puffed up pride of a nation that has its hopes built on the unreal.

All this was sprang up from the initial edict by Pope Nicholas V in 1452 with Dum Diversas, a “Papal Bull” that gave European kings the assumed authority from God to invade other lands and subdue, even subject to perpetual servitude, those people who did not accept the doctrine of Christ.

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In the future, Britain with it’s close links to America and Israel will likely form part of the greatest evil to ever befall the planet, aiding and giving birth to the rise of the Anti-Messiah (Anti-Christ), built of of the back of a rejection of the truth of the scriptures, and an assertion that God has given is to one nation, not just to occupy a small piece of land in the Middle East, Israel, but the right to establish a perpetual dominion throughout the whole earth.

The simple fact you have to know is the British are not descended from “The Lost Ten Tribes of Israel”, the British are not Semitic, they are not descended from Shem but from Japheth (note Genesis 10:1-5). Here is something from “The Table of Nations”, everybody on earth comes from one of Noah’s sons, Shem, Ham and Japheth. The portion of Genesis I quote below speaks specifically of Japheth’s sons:

Now these are the generations of the sons of Noah, Shem, Ham, and Japheth: and unto them were sons born after the flood. The sons of Japheth; Gomer, and Magog, and Madai, and Javan, and Tubal, and Meshech, and Tiras.  And the sons of Gomer; Ashkenaz, and Riphath, and Togarmah.  And the sons of Javan; Elishah, and Tarshish, Kittim, and Dodanim. 5 By these were the isles of the Gentiles divided in their lands; every one after his tongue, after their families, in their nations. (Ge 10 1-5 KJV)

Table Of Natoins: Map

Also note what the historian Josephus says about the sons of Japheth:

“1. (122) Now they were the grandchildren of Noah, in honor of whom names were imposed on the nations by those that first seized upon them. Japhet, the son of Noah, had seven sons: they inhabited so, that, beginning at the mountain Taurus and Amanus, they proceeded along Asia, as far as the river Tanais, and along Europe to Cadiz; and setting themselves on the lands which they light upon, which none had inhabited before, they called the nations by their own names; (123) for Gomer founded those whom the Greeks now call Galatians [Galls], but were then called Gomerites. Magog founded those that from him were named Magogites, but who are by the Greeks called Scythians. (124) Now as to Javan and Madai, the sons of Japhet; from Madai came the Madeans, who are called Medes by the Greeks; but from Javan, Ionia and all the Grecians are derived. Thobel founded the Thobelites, who are now called Iberes; (125) and the Mosocheni were founded by Mosoch; now they are Cappadocians. There is also a mark of their ancient denomination still to be shown; for there is even now among them a city called Mazaca, which may inform those that are able to understand, that so was the entire nation once called. Thiras also called those whom he ruled over, Thirasians; but the Greeks changed the name into Thracians. (126) And so many were the countries that had the children of Japhet for their inhabitants. Of the three sons of Gomer, Aschanax founded the Aschanaxians, who are now called by the Greeks Rheginians. So did Riphath found the Ripheans, now called Paphlagonians; and Thrugramma the Thrugrammeans, who, as the Greeks resolved, were named Phrygians. (127) Of the three sons of Javan also, the son of Japhet, Elisa gave name to the Eliseans, who were his subjects; they are now the Aeolians. Tharsus to the Tharsians; for so was Cilicia of old called; the sign of which is this, that the noblest city they have, and a metropolis also, is Tarsus, the tau being by change put for the theta. (128) Cethimus possessed the island Cethima; it is now called Cyprus: and from that it is that all islands, and the greatest part of the seacoasts, are named Cethim by the Hebrews; and one city there is in Cyprus that has been able to preserve its denomination; it is called Citius by those who use the language of the Greeks, and has not, by the use of that dialect, escaped the name of Cethim. And so many nations have the children and grandchildren of Japhet possessed. (129) Now when I have premised somewhat, which perhaps the Greeks do not know, I will return and explain what I have omitted; for such names are pronounced here after the manner of the Greeks, to please my readers; for our own country language does not so pronounce them; but the names in all cases are of one and the same ending; for the name we here pronounce Noeas, is there Noah, and in every case retains the same termination.” Josephus, F., & Whiston, W. (1987). The works of Josephus: complete and unabridged (CH6 “HOW EVERY NATION WAS DENOMINATED FROM THEIR FIRST INHABITANTS”) Josephus, F., & Whiston, W. (1987). The works of Josephus: complete and unabridged (p. 36). Peabody: Hendrickson.

Only an Aryan, non-semitic peoples are referred to by the vast majority of historical resources to have pushed west into Europe, this happened in 1500BC, this is way before Israel went into captivity in Babylon, and British Israel theology asserts that the lost tribes fled captivity in Babylon (circa 800-900BC).

Know also that the bible teaches about those who claim to be Jews but are not (Revelation 2:9, 3:9). Watch out for those who FALSELY claim to be Jews.

9 Here, I will give you some from the synagogue of the Adversary, those who call themselves Jews but aren’t—on the contrary, they are lying—see, I will cause them to come and prostrate themselves at your feet, and they will know that I have loved you. (Revelation 3:9 CJB).

British Israelism is a TOTAL fallacy, watch out for it and its many manifestations that have crept into many European taught distortions of “Christianty” known correctly as The Way and the true faith of the ONE true God that created the heavens and the earth.