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Test the World’s Spirits

“Dear friends, don’t trust every spirit. On the contrary, test the spirits to see whether they are from God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world. Here is how you recognize the Spirit of God: every spirit which acknowledges that Yeshua the Messiah came as a human being is from God, and every spirit which does not acknowledge Yeshua is not from God — in fact, this is the spirit of the Anti-Messiah. You have heard that he is coming. Well, he’s here now, in the world already!” (1 John 4:1-3).

I am living in an RV park in Las Vegas with a lot of retirees.  As I lay in bed this a.m. some people were walking by and talking very loudly about how they no longer believe what is being told them about the virus because the numbers don’t add up. I couldn’t believe my ears.  We’re not the only ones who discuss this? 

I graduated from high school in 1976. Our class was known as the Bi-Centennial Senior Class – 200 years of America.  But over the past 44 years, I’ve watched a country that I have loved, felt safe in and wanted my children to have that  ‘American Dream,’ decay into a place I no longer recognize. I doubt my children will see their dreams to the fullest as they will either be taking care of the world through incredible taxation or being taken care of by a global financial entity promising them utopia. Will my grandchildren grow up wearing masks thinking this is how it always was because of Los Angeles and now, Colorado? As we begin to look like China, will we become China?

My son, a health care provider,  told me TB has the same symptoms and is as contagious as this ‘novel’ coronovirus.  Fifteen hundred (1500) people die everyday from TB and the country never locks down to destroy its growing strong economy.

I’m tired of knowing that a government that I once trusted, I no longer do.  I just don’t.  You can if you want.   You can watch your retirement investments go down, down, down.  You can take your bailout money and watch inflation go high, high, high.  Where are they getting $2 trillion? The amount adds $60,000 per person in taxes?

You can watch politicians like the King and Queen of Evil continue to babble mindlessly on the left; you can continue to support those on the right who were elected and are trying to do the best they can in this moment.  You can believe there’s a virus that at some point is going to kill millions or will go away and life will continue on.   I just don’t believe the rhetoric from either side any more. I’m sorry there are people dying, but people die everyday from so many different things that the focus of this virus reveals a deeper sickness.

There is no test for this virus so who knows what numbers are accurate?  And, if there is a test, how was it made so fast? From what I understand, they are only testing for pneumonia. Pneumonia.  A good  friend in the medical field told me there is evidence that whatever tests they are doing in the UK were giving the virus to the people.  Fresh, clean infected tests!  Now, the Chinese want to send us masks because they can make them so fast.   

There are other factors like putting Pentagon commanders in NORAD at Cheyenne Mountain, in Colorado Springs for a virus?  That bunker was made for nuclear war! Watching Chinese videos showing that you need to QCode yourself safe in order to enter a business or restaurant? A nice tracking system in place, don’t ya think? How did that happen so fast?  How did every business, restaurant and museum in China get a QCode so quickly? I’ve read articles from other countries that know China created a warfare virus, but that truth is covered up.  Wuhan, China is the ‘ground zero’ for biowarfare for the world.  Look it up.  The facts are there.  

I saw a meme the other day that mocked anti-vaxers with something like, ‘Now you know!’  Now we know what?  The global community needs to be injected with some patented viral antidote for a patented virus in order to stay healthy or in order to always be sick? My understanding is that those with immune system weaknesses or other health issues are at risk. Don’t you think that all of the pharmaceuticals that people take on a daily basis affect their immune system and put their health more at risk? Drugs to control bodily functions is not health. Don’t be deceived.

I am healthy.  No symptoms, no signs and I went through the Seattle Airport to get here.  After talking to several health care professionals, it is highly probable that my daughter had the virus in January and passed it to all of us – dry cough, sore throat, high fever, exhaustion. I may already have the antibodies; I don’t need a test or a vaccine.  I don’t need to prove to anyone that I am healthy or sick.  It’s my body!  Isn’t it?  Or is that just a catch phrase for when one wants to murder a child?

For the record, I would rather die than be injected with whatever will be in any vaccine.  I don’t eat ‘unclean’ meats like pork or bat or monkey or bears or whatever is sold in wet markets in China. I don’t want to be injected with their DNA/RNA in order to have ‘immunity.’ Research Bill Gates, the vaccine guru, and what he is wanting to do with vaccines.  He’s only focused on Africa because they are tribal nations and harder to get into his collective global community.

There is a theory touted ‘conspiracy’ being circulated about QAnon, the deep state, and the cabal. It’s an interesting theory about bad vs. evil because it touts that the ‘swamp’ is truly going to be drained from ‘evil’ men by ‘bad’ men. The whole concept while sounding like a wonderful way to rid the world of evil is a humanistic approach to cutting down the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil vs. actually eating from the Tree of Life. The false utopia will be brought in by men, not by God, not by Yeshua. There are aspects of the QAnon theory that would be nice with regard to destroying corrupt people in high places. For me, only if I see the King and Queen of political corruption brought down could I even begin to believe the far-reaching somewhat over-the-top claims of this theory.

5G.  Research it yourself.  Worse than the band width is the surveillance that it involves – and components were developed in China.  Belgium refused it because it wanted nothing from China.  Maybe we should have learned from them or India! Or even Taiwan who didn’t listen to anything China had to say about the virus and they’re just fine. Let’s stop dealing with China. My uncle said in the 1960s after being a Marine during the Korean War that the US would become Communist without ever firing a bullet.  It would implode from the inside out. It seems he was prophetic.  

I don’t watch Glen Beck, but he’s spot on with this video.  Grunt and roll your eyes all you who are more political than American, more Democracy oriented than Constitutional Republic, but he’s not lying.  He is telling the truth.  I remember reading in a newspaper in Rio de Janeiro ten years ago about losing our fourth amendment rights for privacy.  A foreign newspaper reported how the Patriot Act took away an American right.  I never heard it from anyone else except for men like Glen Beck who are judged as conspiracy theorists or fear mongers.   Remember it’s only conspiracy if it’s not true. Remember it’s fear that is being played on the American people right now from the media and government and not from radio talk show hosts.

Even now the right to free speech is infringed upon by those who don’t agree with what is being spoken or written. That’s why Facebook and the like remove posts and put people into ‘jail.’ The second amendment is being chipped away because of the fear mongering of those who don’t want to own firearms. Well, don’t own firearms, but don’t take away the right of an American to own firearms. Ironically, we watched the movie “Contagion” the other evening and leftist Matt Damon steals a weapon from his neighbor’s house to protect his own. Way to go, Matt! Steal!

The right to freedom of religion is being tested with the social distancing and gatherings of no more than ten people. Some say they are doing it to protect people; others see it as an infringement on their right to gather. Anti-religion people think it’s the best thing since pulled pork. Those of faith discuss the differences happening between Islam and Christianity and what is allowed for one isn’t allowed for the other. There are those who say people of faith must abide by the laws of the land until they must break God’s laws, but then wasn’t the law of the land originally based on Constitutional Rights?

The right to a speedy trial is now being discussed so that anyone can be taken hostage and held for as long as ‘the powers that be’ deem necessary and you won’t have access to a lawyer or trial. We will lost due process with the possibility of being ‘put in captivity’ for a very long time even if we’re innocent. Don’t we all have the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness?

Remember when the scanners were opened in airports and there was such a backlash? Now everyone does it because they just do. Except me. I still don’t go through them, haven’t even one time. Why? Because I want to exercise my liberties as long as possible.

Ben Franklin once said, “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” He was right then and he’s right now.  Which do you prefer as an American? Safety or Liberty? Even Patrick Henry understood the difference, “Give me liberty or give me death.”

Today we have some leaders who tell us ‘everything will go back to normal.’  It won’t.  It won’t because no one will actually stand up to the government and say ‘enough.’  First it was 14 days, now it’s 30 days, soon it will be months (and ended up nearly 3 years). When is enough, enough? As each of our liberties is chipped away, people become more thankful with the belief they are more safe than before. It’s a smoke screen for being controlled like communism. With the release of stimulus checks and the possibility of government bailouts of small businesses, we skipped socialism all together!

There are false prophets.  Yeshua warned about false prophets and not to follow them or believe their prophecies.  Before the destruction of Jerusalem, the false prophets said ‘everything would be all right.’  God said through His prophets that Jerusalem would be destroyed and the people taken into captivity.  Which happened?

I do study Biblical prophecy and whether or not we are living in some of the Revelation seals, trumpets or bowls, I won’t say and be labeled a  ‘false prophet.’  I do, however, see the framework for much that John saw in Revelation coming to pass, especially a global system without borders and the ‘mark of the beast.’ No one actually knows what it will be until is is required to buy and sell. But if it comes to having a QCode or you are required to have a vaccine that is branded on your arm, what will your choice be?

“First, understand this: during the Last Days, scoffers will come, following their own desires and asking, “Where is this promised ‘coming’ of his? For our fathers have died, and everything goes on just as it has since the beginning of creation” (2 Peter 3:3-4). 

Everything is not going to go on as it has since the beginning.  There will come a time of distress such that has never come upon the world.  All three major world religions know and teach this – Judaism, Islam and Christianity.   For those who would say this kind of  ‘stuff has happened forever’ never consider that Israel is the center of God’s plan, not the United States of America or even China.  Before our generation, there was no Israel.  There was no timepiece for any fulfillment of prophecies that we are witnessing today because they all revolve around Israel. Why do you think that tiny little nation receives such negative reactions from the world? We do live in prophetic times. 

Scoffers will scoff. They will mock those who choose a different path – swimming upstream like a salmon. Scoffers will go with the flow and do whatever they are told to do because to them everything else is a conspiracy.  They will take whatever mark is given to them because they have put their faith in the wrong god – the government, the system of the ‘beast’ that is now ‘stirring up the sea.’

I am not a scoffer. I believe what the Bible says about everything from the origin of life to death resulting from sin to repentance from sin for forgiveness to even to the judgment of the righteous and the wicked.   I believe in a coming Jewish King named Yeshua and his earthly reign for that Kingdom for one thousand years from Jerusalem. You want to live 1000 years? Well, don’t put your faith in adrenochrome; put it in Yeshua.

I also believe in a spiritual realm that is unseen. I walk by faith in that realm with glimpses into that realm when my spiritual eyes are opened.   Though I can view what is happening in this present world with a virus and how it will change not only this country, but the world, I know the Creator. I know He has a plan and He is in control.  I know the changes that are happening, however painful, will bring in the Messianic Era that leads to Eternity. Yeshua called these pains birthpangs and, having gone through childbirth naturally four times, they will only get stronger and closer together. The final event, coming out of the womb through the birth canal, is the hardest work with the greatest reward.

Still, what does that mean for me now? What am I to be doing? Apart from being informed, I am to ‘occupy’ until Messiah comes. If I am to die by the sword, I will die. If I am to be taken captive, I will be taken captive. In all scenarios, my faith and what I know is coming doesn’t change. I will witness with my death; I will witness in captivity; I will ‘occupy’ until Yeshua shows up with blood on his hands from the enemies of his people.

“Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who change darkness into light and light into darkness, who change bitter into sweet and sweet into bitter!” (Isaiah 5:20).

To really know what is going to happen next, no one can be positive until it comes to pass. That is why we need to be prepared – not just physically with toilet paper and flour, but spiritually in our hearts and minds. The message of the gospel is not just about the love of God and the death of Yeshua, it’s about nations repenting and turning away from ungodliness and evil. That will be difficult in today’s global climate of abominations of life and lifestyle being accepted as normal and even good. It is not easy, nor will it be easy for those who stand for righteousness to even be counted as worthy in this world any longer. Like the man from ‘My Pillow,’ those who are worthy of the Kingdom of God will be mocked and judged rather than heeded. Many righteous will perish. MANY.

I am living in an RV park in Las Vegas with a lot of retirees.  Apparently we’re not the only ones who discuss the discrepancies between what is seen and what we’re being told. I hope those who read this become informed people and stop being sheeple believing everything they hear, but I also pray that those who read this have prepared themselves spiritually for what lies ahead. If not, it’s time to open your Bible and know the Truth so you can be set free.

Come Messiah. Bo Yeshua.

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I Can Only Imagine

Several weeks ago I had a discussion with my son about gentile believers going to the synagogue to hear God’s Word so they can be a light for Yeshua.  His question was, “What would a small synagogue of 50 think of 1000s upon 1000s of Messianic gentiles standing outside asking to hear God’s Word? Wouldn’t they want to know why?  Wouldn’t that be a great opportunity to share Yeshua with his brothers and sisters?”  What a concept!  Our denominational ideologies have not only divided us from each other, but our church doctrines keep us out of the very place God-fearing gentiles used to go: the synagogue.  

Today I woke up with the song, I Can Only Imagine repeating over and over in my mind.  I thought of the conversation with my son and created some new words. 

Imagine Unity of Faith

I can only imagine what it would be like if all who have been called out of darkness would gather together at a Passover seder centered on the Light.

I can only imagine what it would be like if all who have been set free from sin and death would throw out the lump of leaven and live the life of the Sinless One. 

I can only imagine what it would be like if  all who cry out,  ‘He is Risen’ were waving a Firstfruits grain offering to their glorious High Priest.

I can only imagine what it would be like if all those who speak in tongues were speaking the Spirit of Truth declaring Yeshua to the nations.

I can only imagine what it would be like if all who blissfully believed they will be removed from this earth blew the shofar on Yom Teruah inviting the Savior to return to this earth.

I can only imagine what it would be like if those who judge Israel and the Jewish people for killing their Christ prayed on Day of Atonement so ‘all Israel would be saved.’

I can only imagine what it would be like if those who believed they are part of a Temple built of living stones would temporarily dwell in a sukkah for eight days to proclaim the coming Messianic Temple.

I can only imagine what it would be like if every God-fearing gentile who trusted in Jesus (Yeshua) gathered at community synagogue on the Sabbath thirsty to hear the teachings and instructions of the God of Israel that come not from Rome or the Vatican, but from Mt. Tzion and Jerusalem.     

I believe Yeshua’s brothers and sisters would want his salvation, the Father would hear the shofar blasts, the earth would shake and the dead would rise, there would be a Wedding Feast (Passover) like never before with everyone speaking a heavenly language.

I can ONLY imagine because seders and lumps of leaven been replaced with a Friday called ‘good’.  Firstfruits have been traded for Istar’s pork roast.  Tongues have turned the nations into people possessed with familiar spirits. Shofars remain silent on the ‘appointed times.’ The brothers and sisters of Yeshua remain lost, their country boycotted and judged as ‘not the Israel of the Bible,’ and the promised Kingdom that is desired lingers longer.

I can only imagine what it will be like when the High Priest rules from Jerusalem with his royal priesthood, when all nations come to Jerusalem for the Feast of Tabernacles and every man invites his neighbor to sit under his own vine and fig tree, when the Bridegroom sits with His Bride at the Wedding Feast with countless guests from every nation, tribe and tongue,  when the Sabbath is eternal and yod-hey-vav-hey dwells with mankind forever in the New Jerusalem.

I can only imagine.

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Rosh Hashanah: A Shofar and a Crown

“Daughters of Zion, come out, and gaze upon King Solomon, wearing the crown with which his mother crowned him on his wedding day, his day of joy!” (Song of Solomon 3:11).

The Jewish New Year, also known as Rosh Hashanah or the ‘head of the year,’ occurs in the fall on the Gregorian calendar. It occurs on the same day as the Feast of Trumpets. The Feast of Trumpets occurs on the ‘first day of the seventh month’ of the Hebrew calendar, so how can Rosh Hashanah be the ‘new year’ when the first of months is given in Exodus 1:2 in the spring at the time of Passover?

The answer may be found in the command for the Feast of Trumpets to be celebrated on the ‘first day of the month’ on the New Moon. Since all Biblical months and Feast days are determined by the appearance of the new moon, it could be that the ‘first day of the seventh month’ starts a new year on a new month with a different purpose.

Jewish tradition teaches that the heavens and earth were created on the first day of the seventh month. Ten days later, after Adam and Eve sinned, there needed to be atonement –– the Day of Atonement. Though a similar concept works for the ‘first of months’ in the spring with the lamb being brought into the home on the ‘tenth day of the first month’ in preparation for Passover, this lamb was not slaughtered on the ‘tenth day.’ Also the Passover lamb was for individual redemption; Day of Atonement was for the entire nation of Israel.

In truth, Israel has two new year memorials. The first is referred to as the spiritual new year that begins with the events surrounding Passover and Unleavened Bread. The second is the civil new year called Rosh Hashanah.

The civil new year is used to count years. For example, every 50 years on the ‘tenth day of the seventh month,’ the shofar was sounded to begin the Year of Jubilee. Property was returned to its original owners and people went back home to their tribal lands to begin the 50-year cycle again. A similar command was given for the ‘year of release’ or shemitah. Every seven years was a shemitah when slaves would be released, debts would be dissolved, and the land would be given rest from planting. This ‘year of release’ began on Rosh Hashanah and ended before sunset the next Rosh Hashanah.

Does having a spiritual new year and a civil new year nullify the commands of God? Biblical days are still sunset to sunset, months are still new moon to new moon, ‘appointed times’ of Adonai are still celebrated in the spring and fall as outlined in Leviticus, and years are counted for the shemitah and the Jubilee. Scriptures that could be interpreted with either month as the beginning of the year were studied centuries ago and the elders in Israel established the Hebrew calendar with two new year beginnings.

A King’s Coronation

One of the most familiar types and shadows of Rosh One of the most interesting ‘shadows’ of Rosh Hashanah involves the crowning of a new king. When a king in Israel was coronated, the length of his reign was determined by Rosh Hasahanah. For example, if the man became king on the day before Rosh Hashanah, he would be considered king for one year with the arrival of the ‘first day of the seventh month.’ If he became king on the day after Rosh Hashanah, he was only king for one day. Whatever day the king was coronated, prophets, priests, and royal officials along with the people of Israel cheered and rejoiced. Shofars were blown and it was a time of great rejoicing. First Kings describes the coronation of King Solomon:

“The king has sent with him Zadok the priest, Nathan the prophet, Benaiah son of Jehoiada, the Kerethites and the Pelethites, and they have put him on the king’s mule, and Zadok the priest and Nathan the prophet have anointed him king at Gihon. From there they have gone up cheering, and the city resounds with it. That’s the noise you hear. Moreover, Solomon has taken his seat on the royal throne” (1 Kings 1:44-48).

According to Jewish tradition, Kings of Judah were coronated on the new year day in the spring and Kings of Israel kings were coronated on the new year day in the fall. Yeshua was ‘crowned’ King of the Jews in the spring at Passover when he hung on the cross with the sign “King of the Jews” over his head. According to Biblical prophecy, Yeshua will return to Jerusalem to begin the Messianic Kingdom. With the blast of shofars, he will be coronated King over Israel and all the earth. His coronation as King of Kings, will occur on Feast of Trumpets on Rosh Hashanah and he will sit on David’s throne. At that moment, the dead will rise and those who are alive will be transformed into immortality. They will become Yeshua’s of royal priesthood and rule and reign with him for 1000 years (Revelation 20:4-6).

The prophetic vision of the Feast of Trumpets is blowing the shofar for an event that has not yet taken place. As of this day, Yeshua has not returned to Israel, has not been coronated King over Israel, nor has he taken up his throne in Jerusalem. The coronation of King Messiah on Rosh Hashanah is still to come.

“Clap your hands, all you nations; shout to God with cries of joy. For the Lord Most High is awesome, the great King over all the earth.  …God has ascended amid shouts of joy, the Lord amid the sounding of trumpets. Sing praises to God, sing praises; sing praises to our King, sing praises. For God is the King of all the earth; sing to him a psalm of praise. God reigns over the nations; God is seated on his holy throne. The nobles of the nations assemble as the people of the God of Abraham, for the kings of the earth belong to God; he is greatly exalted” (Psalm 47).

Feast of Trumpets or Rosh Hashanah

In the past few years, Messianic gentiles have begun to reject the new year celebration of Rosh Hashanah as a ‘tradition of men’ because it’s not one of the Feasts of the LORD. This is grievous error because both celebrations have Biblical foundation and prophetic vision.

Messianic gentiles should take such a firm stand that Rosh Hashanah is a ‘tradition of men’ and should be avoided. Not all traditions nullify the commands of God (Mark 7:8-9). Paul commends the Corinthians for “holding onto the traditions” he passed onto them (1 Corinthians 11:1). Messianic gentiles should use every opportunity to make the Jewish people envious for their Messiah. Wild ‘gentile’ branches are not to be so arrogant over the natural ‘Jewish’ branches that they reject traditions they don’t understand. As foreigners, Messianic gentiles need to learn about the traditions as they may be the very traditions that bring a Jewish person to faith in Yeshua.

Rosh Hashanah and Yom Teruah are two different names for the same ‘appointed time.’ One day soon, on the ’first day of the seventh month,’ with the blasts of shofars, Yeshua will return in the clouds, be crowned King of Kings in Jerusalem, his Kingdom established, and his one-thousand-year Reign will begin.

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Witnesses of Two Establishes Truth

“A matter must be established by the testimony of two or three witnesses”  (Deuteronomy 19:15).

Heaven and Earth

“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth” (Genesis 1:1).

Heaven and earth establish yod-hey-vav-hey as Creator of the Universe, the only Elohim (God) (Isaiah 48:13). Heaven and earth are the ‘witness of two’ proving Him Creator. The heaven and earth became the witness of Elohim to the ancient world as he used heaven and earth to judge the sinfulness of mankind –– the floodgates of heaven opened and the springs of the earth burst forth.

Elohim used heaven and the earth as the ‘witness of two’ against Isra’el before they entered the Promised Land (Psalm 50:4). As they heard the commands of Elohim, they had to choose between life and death, blessings and curses. Even so, Elohim told them to ‘choose life’ that they may live.

“This day I call the heavens and the earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses.  Now choose life, so that you and your children may live and that you may love Adonai your God… (Deuteronomy 30:19-20).

The ‘witness of two,’ the heavens and the earth, will eternally establish Elohim as Creator when He renews the heavens and the earth along with the New Jerusalem (Isaiah 66:22, Revelation 21:1-5).

“Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth  for the old heaven and the old earth had passed away, and the sea was no longer there.  Also I saw the holy city, New Yerushalayim, coming down out of heaven from God …” (Revelation 21:1-2).

Life or Death Sentence

“On the testimony of two or three witnesses a person is to be put to death, but no one is to be put to death on the testimony of only one witness” (Deuteronomy 17:6).

The ‘witness of two’ is used to establish the a death sentence.  No one was arbitrarily sentenced to death. . No one killed their children for simple disobedience.  There was a system of justice rendered after there was a judicial hearing with two or three witnesses.

Yeshua used the ‘witness of two’ Torah regulation with the woman caught in the act of adultery (John 8:1-11).   The Pharisees and Torah teachers understood the death penalty of stoning the woman caught in adultery; however, they had forgotten about establishing innocence or guilt on the ‘witness of two.’

Knowing  the death penalty could not be carried out without two or three witnesses, Yeshua called for these men who knew  Torah to put their own lives on the line.   Witnesses had to be upright, honest, and present at the time of adultery to be authentic witnesses.  This meant that two or three of the accusing men had to come forth and incriminate themselves for either being the adulterer or watching the act.   This would mean death for them as well.  Clearly, none of the men were being honest or willing to condemn themselves to death along with the woman they accused.

Yeshua could have been been a witness against this woman; as the Son of Elohim, he could have called heaven and earth against her.  However, he chose instead to follow his Father’s instructions and set her free because there were no witnesses to establish her guilt.

Torah and Prophets

“And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he explained to them what was said in all the Scriptures concerning himself” (Luke 24:27).

Yeshua is established as Messiah of Israel by a ‘witness of two’: Torah and Prophets.  False messiahs will not teach the Torah or the Prophets.   Because many in the church have been taught the Torah has been ‘abolished at the cross,’ they no longer have ‘two witnesses’ for the Messiah.  By abandoning Torah, they have also abandoned the greatest prophet who was a ‘shadow’ of Messiah –– Moshe (Deuteronomy 18:15). ‘Jesus’ no longer has the ‘two witnesses’ of the Messiah who walked on the Road to Emmaus and declared that the Torah and Prophets testify about him.  This lack of a ‘witness of two’ has changed Jesus from the Jewish Messiah who came for the ‘lost sheep of the House of Israel’ into someone unrecognizable to the Jewish people.

Without the Torah and the Prophets as the ‘witness of two,’  the Jewish Messiah of Isra’el cannot be established for Christianity.  Yeshua cannot be considered the Messiah without the testimony of Moshe, the greatest Prophet who was given the Torah ‘face to face’ with Adonai.   Without the Torah and the Prophets, a false messiah and false Jesus is taught around the world.

Body of Messiah

“For all of you who were immersed into Messiah have clothed yourselves with Messiah.  There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Messiah Yeshua” (Galatians 3:27-28).

The ‘witness of two’ for the Body of Messiah is Jew and the gentile worshiping God together as He outlined in Torah –– ‘one new man.’  In the first century, the Sabbath was being kept on the seventh day by all believers in Messiah –– ‘one new man’.  Gentiles were being taught God’s Torah in the synagogue –– ‘one new man’  (Acts 15:21).  Gentiles were encouraged to keep the feasts of Passover and Unleavened Bread, were being taught about the Feast of Trumpets and the restoration of Isra’el –– ‘one new man’   (1 Corinthians 5:6-8, 1 Corinthians 15:52, 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17, Acts 1:6).

In the second century, a man named Marcion decided that there were two Gods: the angry God called Yahweh and the merciful God named Jesus.   He was considered a heretic, yet his heresy remains with page that divides the Old Testament from the New. Separating the Torah and the Prophets from the New Testament creates a huge dividing wall; a dividing wall that Yeshua removed by his death.   Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Hosea and Moshe must be taught along with Peter, James, and John. Other dividing walls like anti-semitic doctrines that have removed everything Jewish, keep Jews and Gentiles from unifying and becoming ‘one new man.’ 

When the barriers are removed, the ‘witness of two’ for the Body of Messiah will be fulfilled and the ‘one new man’ will come forth.   Jews will accept the Jewish Messiah and Christians will accept their Biblical roots. Together, they will build on the foundation of the Apostles and Prophets, proclaiming Yeshua as Messiah as ‘one new man.’

True Worship

“Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshippers worship the Father in the Spirit and in Truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks.  God is spirit and his worshipers must worship in Spirit and in Truth” (John 4:23-24).

When Yeshua met the woman at the well, he offered her living water.  In their discourse he described true worship that includes another ‘witness of two’:  the Spirit and Truth.

Yeshua says the Word is Truth and it sanctifies those who use it (John 17:17). The only Word that Yeshua had to teach from was the Torah and the Prophets. True worshipers will worship the Father in the ways He desires to be worshiped as proclaimed by Moshe, Isaiah, Ezekiel, Zechariah, and King David in the Psalms.

Yeshua tells his disciples if they love him, then they will obey his commands. Once they obeyed his commands, he would then ask his Father to send them the Comforter –– the Spirit of Truth (John 14:15).  

The Spirit is the ‘breath of Elohim’ that writes the Truth –– Torah –– on hearts of flesh (Jeremiah 31:31, Ezekiel 36:26-27).  The ‘breath of Elohim’ helps us to remember the Word of Truth and leads us into a fruit-filled life giving us gifts to build up the Body of Yeshua (John 14:26,1 Corinthians 6:11, Galatians 5:22-23, 1 Corinthians 12:4-7).  The ‘breath of Elohim’ seals us until we receive our inheritance and ‘the breath of Elohim’ empowers us to be witnesses of Yeshua (John 15:26, Acts 1:8, Ephesians 1:13-14).

The Spirit and the Truth are a ‘witness of two;’ they need each other.  Without the Truth, worship becomes nothing but confusion and disorder (1 Corinthians 14:33).   Without the Spirit, worship becomes dogmatic.  When we worship, we need the ‘witness of two:’ Spirit and Truth.

The Saints

“This calls for patient endurance on the part of the saints who keep his commands and remain faithful to Yeshua” (Revelation 14:12).

The sanctified part of the Body of Yeshua has a ‘witness of two.’  The first witness is having a testimony of Yeshua’s saving power. The second witness is obeying the commandments. To only have faith in Yeshua is ‘faith without action and is dead.’ This is the state of Christianity today –– a testimony of Jesus only. To only obey God’s commandments is ‘good works.’ This is the state of Judaism –– obedience to Torah only.  According to John, saints or those who are sanctified have a testimony of Yeshua and obey the commandments (Revelation 14:12). It is those who are sanctified by their righteous acts that become the Bride of Messiah. As with the testimony of the Body of Messiah, Jews who obey the commandments and Gentiles who have faith in Yeshua need to become ‘one new man.’

There are more witnesses of two: marriage between a man and woman (Genesis 2:24), the born again experience through water and the Spirit (John 3:5), the witnesses of the Menorah and the Two Olive Trees (Zechariah 4), and the coming Messianic Era through the armies of Yeshua and the Bride of Messiah.

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