Wednesday, February 27, 2013

How are we saved by a name?

The essence of a being is contained in their name.  When you call their name you are calling for that person to pay attention and listen to you.  If you have a relationship with that person they invariably answer you when you call unless they have a good reason not to.  If you are a stranger to that person they may or may not acknowledge you.

So how does a name save us?  It is not the name, but the being behind that name that gives us salvation.  In Joel Chapter 2, verses 30 – 32 there is a description of the Day of the Lord.  It is quoted from the NASB as follows:

30 “I will display wonders in the sky and on the earth; blood, fire and columns of smoke.  31 The sun will be turned into darkness and the moon into blood before the great and awesome day of the Lord comes.  32  And it will come about that whoever calls on the name of the Lord Will be delivered; For on Mount Zion and in Jerusalem There will be those who escape, As the Lord has said, Even among the survivors whom the Lord calls.” (NASB)

The Hebrew word in the text for Lord is the 4 letter name of God the Creator (YHVH).  So the plain reading of the text is that whoever calls upon the name of the Creator is saved.  It doesn’t say the messiah’s name; it says the specific name in Hebrew of the Creator.  So how can it be that the Messiah’s name saves us?

There is an interesting passage in Exodus 23 that gives a clue to this mystery.  God says the following to the Israelites prior to the conquest of the Promised Land starting in verses 20 - 22:

20 “Behold, I am going to send an angel before you to guard you along the way and to bring you into the place which I have prepared. 21 Be on your guard before him and obey his voice; do not be rebellious toward him, for he will not pardon your transgression, since My name is in him. 22 But if you truly obey his voice and do all that I say, then I will be an enemy to your enemies and an adversary to your adversaries.” (NASB)

It is clear in this passage that God’s name is in His angel – The Angel of the Lord.  In other words God’s spirit and essence is in His angel.  It is common theological teaching that the Angel of the Lord would incarnate to become the messiah and that the messiah would teach truth, restore all things, and establish God’s Kingdom here on earth.

In Acts Chapter 4 when Peter and John were arrested in Jerusalem, Peter stated in reference to the Christian messiah, “And there is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men by which we must be saved.”  This is in direct contradiction to the Joel 2 passage unless you take into account the Exodus 23 passage where God said His name is in His angel.  On the surface, Christians believe that by calling on their messiah through repentance of sins brings them to salvation.  However, on a deeper level they believe that their messiah is an earthly extension of the creator here on earth and the Creator’s name (essence) is in him.  It is calling upon the name or essence of the creator that grants salvation through a relationship with Him.  If a person doesn’t really have a relationship with the Creator’s essence and know Him through His Word, then they are not saved.  If you have this relationship, you will “obey his (angel’s or messiah’s) voice” and “do all that I (God) say” (Ex 23:22) in my instructions (Bible).

The ultimate expression of this concept is illustrated in the Christian messiah’s own words in Matthew Chapter 7:21-23 where he said:  21 “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven will enter. 22 Many will say to Me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many miracles?’ 23 And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness.”  It is not just saying the name and doing things in the name, it is in knowing the Creator’s Name (essence) that is in the Angel of the Lord and God’s messiah, the Name of the Creator of all.  May His Name be praised!  Halleluyah!

Monday, February 25, 2013

The Matrix will dissolve in the coming dimensional shift

Rabbi Avraham Yitzchak Kook (1865-1935) once said that "Before the world of truth can come, the world of lies must disappear".  The rabbis have long taught that the world we live in is an illusion.  It is real, but it is not the real world.  The real world is the spiritual world that exists in the shadows of this world.  It was designed by the Creator as a training ground for humans with free will to experience the consequences of their choices as they discovered a spiritual life in a physical world.  Man is both physical and spiritual.  The choices we make in this life will determine many things in the real world to come. 

The physical body is the vehicle by which we function in this 4 dimensional world.  However, who we are is our soul and spirit and only a portion of our higher self actually resides in our physical bodies.  This concept was recently popularized in the movie “The Matrix” where there was a holographic construct that people were plugged into and thought was real.  Recently scientists have started examining this theory and want to test it (  The Matrix concept is very similar to what some rabbis have taught and passed down for over 3,000 years.

Further the Rabbis teach that at the End of Days, the Creator somehow merges all the various dimensions when all of creation is judged.  In this process, the material, 4 dimensional worlds will dissolve revealing the remaining dimensions that constitute heaven (which is the real world).  To prepare for this “dimensional shift”, an individual has to detach from the material world around them and bond to the Creator and the spiritual world associated in the other dimensions.  If that is not accomplished, the individual will dissolve along with the material world that they cling to.

It is love of our Creator and His truth that is how we detach from this world and attach to the next.  Those that achieve attachment to the Creator will see His face in the midst of judgment while those attached to this material world will only see the judgment.  The key is summed up in the command to love God with all our heart and to love our neighbor as ourselves.  By doing this we are serving God and our fellow man instead of serving ourselves by attaining material things that will soon disappear.

Now is the time to prepare as the matrix is soon to be dissolved.  Love God and His word, and live according to His instructions!  Believe in the messiah and his soon appearance!

Friday, February 22, 2013

The last King of the Kingdom of Man!

The book of Daniel in the Bible deals with 4 world kingdoms.  Theologians have recognized these as Babylon, Persia, Greece, and Rome for hundreds of years.  All four of these empires rose and fell.  However the Roman Empire may have re-emerged in recent times in the form of the US.

If we are indeed in the end of times, the US is the only remaining superpower that dominates the planet who could be a continuation of this fourth empire.  The US is an extension and mixture of all previous empires, but different from them in our culture and form of government.  It is really just a continuation of the Roman Empire which made Christianity the official state religion under Emperor Constantine.  We even have a Senate like ancient Rome.  The US may also be the mystery nation in scripture referred to as the Daughter of Babylon (Isaiah 47), a future nation with roots in the ancient Babylonian financial system.  We are the only country in the world to be considered a daughter country, being the daughter of England.

So what does the Bible say about this final kingdom?  Quoting from the book of Daniel  Chapter 7 starting with verse 23:  “Thus he said: ‘The fourth beast will be a fourth kingdom on the earth, which will be different from all the other kingdoms and will devour the whole earth and tread it down and crush it. 24 As for the ten horns, out of this kingdom ten kings will arise; and another will arise after them, and he will be different from the previous ones and will subdue three kings. 25 He will speak out against the Most High and wear down the saints of the Highest One, and he will intend to make alterations in times and in law; and they will be given into his hand for a time, times, and half a time. 26 But the court will sit for judgment, and his dominion will be taken away, annihilated and destroyed forever. 27 Then the sovereignty, the dominion and the greatness of all the kingdoms under the whole heaven will be given to the people of the saints of the Highest One; His kingdom will be an everlasting kingdom, and all the dominions will serve and obey Him.’ (NASB)

The establishment of the State of Israel in 1948 was a huge mark on God’s timepiece for end of day’s events.  It was at this time that President Truman (1945-53) was in office and served the role of King Cyrus allowing the Jews to return to their homeland and establish the state of Israel.  If you list the presidents of the US after President Truman there are 11 presidents with President Obama being the 11th. 

List of US Presidents following the establishment of the State of Israel:

1.       Dwight Eisenhower (1953-1961)

2.       John Kennedy (1961-1963)

3.       Lyndon Johnson (1963-1969)

4.       Richard Nixon (1969-1974)

5.       Gerald Ford (1974-1977)

6.       Jimmy Carter (1977-1981)

7.       Ronald Reagan (1981-1989)

8.       George HW Bush (1989-1993)

9.       William Clinton (1993-2001)

10.   George W. Bush (2001-2009)

11.   Barak Obama (2009-present)

If this parallels the prophecy of Daniel chapter 7 and Obama is the 11th King of this prophecy, then he will subdue three other kings according to verse 24.  Obama has already subdued Mubarak of Egypt and Khadafy of Libya and is currently trying to subdue Assad of Syria.  So that part of the prophecy seems also to be on track for fulfillment.  The prophecy also states that the 11th King will speak against God and will try to change times and the law.  Obama’s campaign and administration has been all about change and pushing an anti-God, anti-bible agenda.  In 2011, when he celebrated Hanukah at the white house on December 9th, he joked about celebrating 2 weeks early and said that they didn’t need much of an excuse for a good party.  So he had changed the appointed time for the Jewish holiday and then made light of the fact.  He was the first US president to celebrate the Jewish holiday intentionally on the wrong date.

The book of Daniel offers further details of this 11th King and his actions in chapter 11.  In Daniel 11 starting with verse 29:   “At the appointed time he will return and come into the South, but this last time it will not turn out the way it did before. 30 For ships of Kittim will come against him; therefore he will be disheartened and will return and become enraged at the holy covenant and take action; so he will come back and show regard for those who forsake the holy covenant. 31 Forces from him will arise, desecrate the sanctuary fortress, and do away with the regular sacrifice. And they will set up the abomination of desolation. 32 By smooth words he will turn to godlessness those who act wickedly toward the covenant, but the people who know their God will display strength and take action. 33 Those who have insight among the people will give understanding to the many; yet they will fall by sword and by flame, by captivity and by plunder for many days. 34 Now when they fall they will be granted a little help, and many will join with them in hypocrisy. 35 Some of those who have insight will fall, in order to refine, purge and make them pure until the end time; because it is still to come at the appointed time.


36 “Then the king will do as he pleases, and he will exalt and magnify himself above every god and will speak monstrous things against the God of gods; and he will prosper until the indignation is finished, for that which is decreed will be done. 37 He will show no regard for the gods of his fathers or for the desire of women, nor will he show regard for any other god; for he will magnify himself above them all. 38 But instead he will honor a god of fortresses, a god whom his fathers did not know; he will honor him with gold, silver, costly stones and treasures. 39 He will take action against the strongest of fortresses with the help of a foreign god; he will give great honor to those who acknowledge him and will cause them to rule over the many, and will parcel out land for a price.

40 “At the end time the king of the South will collide with him, and the king of the North will storm against him with chariots, with horsemen and with many ships; and he will enter countries, overflow them and pass through. 41 He will also enter the Beautiful Land, and many countries will fall; but these will be rescued out of his hand: Edom, Moab and the foremost of the sons of Ammon. 42 Then he will stretch out his hand against other countries, and the land of Egypt will not escape. 43 But he will gain control over the hidden treasures of gold and silver and over all the precious things of Egypt; and Libyans and Ethiopians will follow at his heels. 44 But rumors from the East and from the North will disturb him, and he will go forth with great wrath to destroy and annihilate many. 45 He will pitch the tents of his royal pavilion between the seas and the beautiful Holy Mountain; yet he will come to his end, and no one will help him. (NASB)

As can be seen from these passages, the 11th King is anti-God and builds alliances with godlessness and disregards God’s word and law.  In verse 31 the King’s own forces destroy the country from within by “desecrating the sanctuary fortress”.  He does away with regular sacrifice by limiting free speech and freedom to acknowledge and worship God as people see fit.  The majority of people in the US have set up the abomination of desolation in that they look to Obama as the savior instead of God.  They have put Obama in the temple of their heart instead of their Creator.  In verse 32 we see that the King uses smooth words to turn those that are against the covenant of God towards godlessness.  In other words he builds alliances with other groups of people that are anti-Bible.  In verse 36 the King does what he pleases and exalts himself.  Life is all about the King and he magnifies himself above all.

Initially he will be successful in all that he does.  However, in verse 45, the King comes to his end and no one helps him.  “His dominion will be taken away, annihilated and destroyed forever” Daniel 7:26.  After that occurs, God’s Kingdom is established.  “Then the sovereignty, the dominion and the greatness of all the kingdoms under the whole heaven will be given to the people of the saints of the Highest One; His kingdom will be an everlasting kingdom, and all the dominions will serve and obey Him.” Daniel 7:27 (NASB)

The world is being fooled by smooth words and delusion.  The King is offering anti-Bible people what they want and what they want to here.  He is offering his own people an expanding, entitlement form of government.  He is offering the Palestinians the Promised Land for a Palestinian State at the Expense of Israel.  Those that are counted among God’s people see with their eyes the identity of the king and are not deceived.  Tribulations are here and will worsen like pangs of child birth.  Don’t focus on the birth pains but on the baby that is being born which is the Kingdom of God here on earth!  May the True Righteous King come speedily in our days and deliver us from the birth pains!  The True King will replace the last king of the kingdom of man.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

The Greatest Obstacle between Christians and Jews

Currently the Christian messiah is the greatest stumbling block between the Christians and Jews.  The Christians worship their messiah as a deity, the physical extension of God which to the Jews is idol worship and abhorrent.  When Messiah ben David comes at the end of days, the question will finally be answered.  For the both Christians and Jews believe that Messiah ben David will be the incarnation of the Angel of the Lord with God’s name in him.

In the Bible, there are several examples of a messiah saving all of Israel.  One is in the story of Joseph.   Joseph was sold into Egyptian slavery by his jealous brothers.  He was lost from his family and assumed to be dead.  He was falsely accused and suffered in prison.  In the end, he was eventually elevated to godhood in the Egyptian society.  He became Egyptian to the point that when his family came down to Egypt during the famine they did not recognize him and they surely didn’t believe that he was a god since they believed in only one god in contrast to the Egyptians.  In the end Joseph revealed himself not as a god but as their brother and savior who was sent ahead to deliver them.  He was exiled and deified by the Egyptian world and then reclaimed by his family when he revealed himself to them with love.

Another example in the Bible is the story of Moses who was also raised in the Egyptian society.  Moses left Egypt and went into the wilderness of Median for many years where he tended sheep and married his wife.  He returned to Egypt at the direction of God to free his brethren the Israelites.  Moses appeared to them as a foreigner and the Israelites questioned his leadership even though it was confirmed by God.

When the messiah comes, he may follow the examples of Joseph and Moses and appear foreign to the Jews.  He would reveal himself to his brethren as Joseph and Moses did.  When they recognize him they will welcome him back to their family whether it is his first or second appearance.  However, if it is his first appearance, Christians will have their eyes opened and they will exclaim that they have been told lies.  The drama is about to unfold.  I know I have my opinion, but I want to be open to absolute truth as it is revealed to us.  The end result will be God’s plan in establishing the Restored Kingdom of the entire House of Israel (Joes and Jews).  May it be here speedily in our days!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Are Jews Saved

I grew up in a Bible believing church and experienced the love that true believers have for their Christian messiah and God’s word the Bible.  It was an evangelical church that sent missionaries around the world to get the Gospel message out to lost sinners.  Among evangelicals there is a deep burden to reach all with the Gospel message contained in the Bible according to Christian interpretations and theology.  This zeal for the lost sinners of the world mistakenly includes Jews who are considered lost since they don’t accept the Christian messiah.  A messiah who said in his own words in Matthew 15:24 that “I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel” not the House of Judah.

The Christian view is that their messiah came and died for their sins.  Because of this, Christians repent and return to God and follow His words in the Bible.  The Christian messiah is the tool being used by God to bring man to repentance and a subsequent return back to following God’s instructions for living – The Bible.  Christians view their messiah as “the word (Torah) in the flesh” and it is faith in this and following his example that gets them saved or connected back to God.  As such, some Christians dance and sing for joy around the living word – their messiah.

In a recent trip to the West Bank in Israel in October of 2009, I stayed with Orthodox Jews and toured ancient biblical sites like Shiloh and Samaria.  I was there during Sukkot or Feast of Tabernacles.  At the end of Sukkot I attended the local Synagogue for the Simcha Torah celebration.  Simcha Torah means Joy of Torah in Hebrew.  During the celebration, the Torah scrolls are taken out of the sacred area where they are stored.  The members of the congregation are allowed to hold the scrolls as they dance and sing around the Synagogue.

The Simcha Torah celebration opened my eyes to a very important fact.  The Jews have a love and relationship with God’s written word just like the Christians I grew up with.  Both groups access God through a relationship with His word.  For Christians, the Christian messiah is the “word in the flesh” that leads to the written word and they revere both.  For Jews, it is the realization that the Torah is the actual words of God given to Moses at Mount Sinai.

In staying with Orthodox Jews, I also saw God’s love exemplified in how they treated me as well as each other.  It was obvious that they had God’s spirit and love flowing through them.  I had seen and experienced the same love among many Christians.  God’s people are identified by love, not by hate.

When I returned to the US, I was asked by my Christian friends if I had an opportunity to give the message of the Christian messiah to the Jews I encountered?  I replied that I didn’t see a need to as they already had a relationship with God and loved His word, the Torah just like us.  They were connected to God by repenting of their sins and living by God's instructions, the Torah.

By experiencing both the Christian world and Jewish world, I had learned much.  I had learned how much we are alike.  I had also learned that our perceived differences were often times misunderstandings.  I had been taught in my church that Jews were legalistic and had to keep all the commandments to get to heaven.  What I discovered was that the Jews believe that the Torah is God’s instructions for living.  Nobody can keep them all but they do their best as that pleases God.  The Jews I met strive to keep God’s instructions out of love for pleasing Him.  That is exactly what my Christian church had taught me!

Another misunderstanding I saw was on the Jewish side.  The Jews view the Christian messiah as a false messiah that has resulted in Christian persecution of the Jews as Jews were told to convert or die.  Because of this the Jews have a deep mistrust of Christians and lump all Christian denominations into the same category.  The Jews don’t see a difference between evangelical Christians and other types of Christians.  When they see Christians they see centuries of hatred and anti-Semitism.  They see missionaries as a sneaky extension of the convert or die doctrine.  They also see no need of the Christian messiah as they have repented of their sins and have faith in God’s Holy Word.  The Jews are still under the original covenant of God and have not left Him.

So, from a Christian perspective are Jews saved.  I believe the answer is a resounding yes!  They are connected to God the same way that Christians believe – through repentance and faith in God and His word.  Not all Jews have that connection just like not all that call themselves Christians have that connection.  You can know the messiah's name without knowing him and you can know the messiah without knowing his name.  God’s true people are identified by His Love, love that can look beyond theological differences and accept each other as brothers.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Two Messiahs or One?

Judaism has historically taught the concept of two messiahs. They teach of a Messiah ben Joseph that comes to gather the Lost 10 tribes and prepare them for their return to God’s Kingdom to be reunited with their brother Judah.  They also teach that this is followed by a Messiah ben David that comes to finally establish and rule over the restored God’s Kingdom.  The Jews view them as separate individuals.

In contrast, teachers in the Hebraic Restoration movement teach that the role of both messiahs will be accomplished by the same individual.  Jesus (Y'Shuah) was Messiah ben Joseph, who came 2,000 years ago to spread the Gospel message to gather the Lost 10 Tribes back to God and His Word.  He said himself in Matthew 15:24 that “I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel” which was universally understood in his day to be a reference to the Lost 10 Tribes of the Northern Kingdom of Israel.  Restoration teaches believe he will come the 2nd time as Messiah ben David who will be the Ruler King of the Restored 12-Tribe Kingdom of God.

According to modern Hebraic Restoration Interpretation, the 10 Tribes were 'divorced' and rejected from the Covenant by God,  Messiah ben Joseph's main task was be to reconcile them back into Covenant with God and with Judah, to finally establish the Re-United 12-Tribed Kingdom of Israel over which Messiah ben David will reign at his Coming.  Judah, however, has never been rejected and therefore does not need the Covenantal reconciliation without which 10-Israel would be doomed for eternity. The apostle Paul acted contrary to his Divine Mandate to go to "the lost sheep of the House of Israel" (Matthew 10:6), by insisting to “go to the Jew first”.

The problem is when Jews accept the 'Christian' Messiah, they turn to some or other form of pagan influenced Christianity, because they are dependent on Christian anti-Torah and/or anti-Rabbinic literature.  The parable of the “Prodigal Son” in Luke Chapter 13 illustrates this picture perfectly.  The Prodigal Son had taken his religious inheritance and wasted it by following after the pleasures of the world.  He was on the path to destruction when he realized that even the servants in his father’s house were living better than he was.  At the time of this realization, he was living with pigs and feeding them which is as far from Jewish life as you could get.  He desired to return home and serve his father and brother.  The Prodigal Son represents the Lost 10 Tribes who followed after idols and left their Father.  Judah was the faithful son that stayed home with the Father.  The message of the Christian Messiah was sent to world so that the lost sheep would hear their shepherd’s voice (John 10:16 and John 10:27) and return home to the fold to become one flock with one shepherd.  Consequently, there is no reason for Jews to relinquish their Jewish Faith, as it is the Prodigal Son who has to return to his heritage which had been retained by the faithful remaining son, while the Prodigal Son sank to the pits of paganism (depicted by living with the pigs).

Christians are often puzzled by the fact that the Gospel message doesn’t resonate with Judah.  They fail to get the message in the Christian New Testament where the Christian messiah himself said that he came for only the lost sheep of the House of Israel, not the sheep of the House of Judah who were safe at home with the Father.

Are you one of the lost sheep of the House of Israel?  Have you heard his voice?  The voice is the Turtle Dove calling us home to join our brother Judah.  When the messiah comes he will join us together as one flock and answer the age old question of whether or not this is his first or second coming?  It is that answer that will unify the flock regardless of what the answer is.  In the meantime, the House of Israel and House of Judah should work towards reconciliation.  If we truly desire God’s kingdom here on earth, we will take the first steps and then God will complete the great work according to His plan!


Monday, February 18, 2013

The voice of the turtle dove

Kol HaTor is Hebrew for the “Voice of the turtle dove”.  According to Wikipedia, “The Voice of the Turtledove" (a reference to Song of Songs 2:12) was written by Rabbi Hillel Rivlin of Shklov a disciple of the Vilna Gaon.  The text deals with the Time of Redemption and describes its signs by an evaluation of a proposed 999 footsteps of the Messiah’s arrival.  The Vilna Gaon believed the number 999 to be intrinsically connected to the idea of Messiah ben Joseph.  It was first published in Hebrew by Rabbi Menachem Mendel Kasher in 1968 to whom the book was passed down over the generations.

In Israel, there is also a group called Kolhator.   The leadership of the group consists of Rabbi Avraham Feld and OvadYah Avrahami.  I am an associate member of this group and believe it is laying the foundation for major events that are soon to unfold regarding the return of God’s people to the Promised Land.

Their website at  states that they are dedicated to “The regathering and rebirth of re-united 12-tribed Israel as foretold 3,000 years in advance in the Bible”.    This Event, according to hints given in the Bible, is to take place when the "Voice of the Turtle Dove" (Kol HaTor) is discerned.  The main theme of prophecy throughout the Bible entails the return of God’s exiled people from where they have been scattered to form His restored Kingdom to the land promised to Abraham – Greater Israel.

The return of Jews to their Homeland in 1948, after 2000 years of exile and persecution amongst the nations was the first stage of this great Miracle.  KolHaTor, the voice of the turtle dove, announces the national formation of the re-identifying 'other House of Israel' consisting of 10 'Lost' Tribes, exiled and dispersed among the nations of the entire world for the last 2800 years!  The Bible foretold their Return also, as part of the Redemption Plan. 

The Hebraic restoration movement is one evidence that we are in the early stages of the Lost 10 Tribes discovering who they are in preparation for the miraculous return to join our brother Judah!  The Voice of the Turtle Dove is in the wind.  Have you heard the soft, sweet voice of the turtle dove as God calls you home to His land?  Will you recognize the open door as God separates the waters to facilitate our exodus?

It likely will not happen as we anticipate.  Our theological training has placed blinders on our eyes so that many cannot see what the Almighty is doing.  Scripture is clear that the second Exodus of God’s people will be so miraculous that it dwarfs the first exodus.  God is destroying His enemies and will continue to do so as Greater Israel is expanded to facilitate the return of the exiles.


Sunday, February 17, 2013

The multi-dimensional nature of man

According to Kabbalah Rabbis, the creation story is given by God in simple language for us to understand the general concept of the fall of man.  Rabbis such as Rabbi Ariel bar Tzakok teach information that has been passed down for thousands of years that gives understanding and detail to the narrative of the Bible.  When God created man out of the elements (dirt), we were beings of light that vibrated at faster than light speeds similar to the angels.  We were created to tend the garden or vortex between all the dimensions that God had created.  As such we could move between the many vortices.  When Adam and Eve ate of the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil they experienced “tasted” the first 4 dimensions.  This slowed down the vibrations of their faster than light and they fell through the vortex to earth.  They were trapped in a 4 dimensional world without physical bodies which vastly limited their ability to function in this slow vibrating realm.

The mistake they made was disobeying God who knew that if they experienced the lower dimensions before being properly connected and tethered and connected to Him prior to experiencing the lower dimensions, they would end up trapped there.  Had they connected to God be experiencing (eating) from the tree of Life first before lower dimensions, they would not have become trapped there.

So God killed animals and clothed them with their skins.  When you think about that act, what did God actually do?  Adam and Eve were spirits with souls that had fallen to the lower dimensions of God’s creation where they lacked physical bodies, so God took animal bodies already here and clothed their soul and spirit with them.  In that way we had the tools to function better in these dimensions.  The downside to this was that we became a being with two natures.  Our soul consisted of spirit from the higher dimensions while the body God clothed us with was an animal body with an animal nature.  This animal nature was needed for survival in the hostile lower dimensions.  The two natures constantly struggle against each other.  The higher self strives for doing what is right and good while the animal body strives to satisfy physical needs.  Those who successfully deal with this struggle become more spiritual, service minding humans desiring to serve God and fellow man while those that allow the physical animal to dominate become just that – animals.

To help us with this spiritual struggle and provide a path to success, God gave us his Word on Mt. Sinai.  He gave us the Torah through his chosen people the Israelites.  It was direct revelation from God to man to provide a lifeline and connect us back to the tree of life.  Both Christians and Jews believe this and have discussed the theological implications for thousands of years.  Christians also believe that their messiah came and lived a perfect Torah life to fulfill all of God’s commands to show the way for unbelievers to connect back to God’s word and God.  So as we struggle with the battles between our spirits and our physical bodies, we will lose and drown unless with grab tightly to the life preserver that God has so graciously provided in His Holy Word!

In the near future, God will send His messiah to restore things.  The messiah will teach truth and rule with justice.  God will merge all of the dimensions and judge all of creation.  Those connected to truth and God will again become beings of light to commune with God in the higher dimensions!  Stayed tuned, He is coming!

Saturday, February 16, 2013

The Zombie Apocalypse is here!

I am not sure when they arrived.  I don’t know how they got here.  But they are everywhere.  They are in our churches, in our synagogues, in our stores, in the movie theaters, and at the places we work.  Some have tattoos all over their body.  Some have grotesque body piercings.  Most wear clothes just like you and me, but all of them have that blank, empty stare when you talk to them.  Their minds are empty of truth and they lack the capacity to think.  You can identify them by their hatred of God and God’s people, both Christians and Jews.  At political rallies you can hear them chanting, chanting soft and low:  “O_bam_a, O_bam_a, O_bam_a”.

When I am among them, I am gripped by fear.  They refuse to listen to the facts and truth.  They don’t think logically.  They live in a delusional world where thinking is not required.  All they need do is follow their leader and repeat his slogans and talking points.  They are convinced that guns are evil instead of the people using them.  They ignore the debt problem and urge the government to spend our way to prosperity creating more debt.  They believe in a government that controls all aspects of our life and attempts to take care of our needs even though government agencies are filled with inefficiencies.  They want to punish successful people in our country not realizing that that punishment will hit them if they ever become successful and make money.

How did they become Zombies?  Did they drink too much water with fluoride?  Were they brainwashed by their parents, teachers, movies, and the media?  Did evil just overtake them and fill them with hate to the point that they are blinded to the truth?  The answer to these questions is a resounding yes, but that is not the root cause for zombies.

The main reason they became zombies is because of self-centeredness and materialism.  It is classic narcissism at its worst.  Zombies are so focused on themselves and what they want that they don’t consider the other people all around.  Their only hope is within their own choices.  They need to diminish their self love and increase love for God and others.  That is the only cure for zombies.  As long as they stay focused on self-gratification, they will continue to be zombies.

God’s people are losing the culture war to the zombies.  You can’t fight them with ideas and truth as their delusional world will not allow them to listen.  All we can do is love them as fellow humans and hope and pray that God awakens them out of their slumber and delusion.  It rarely happens, but it can.  Psychologists will tell you that their own self-delusions prevent them from seeing truth even though It is truth and love that can set them free.  In the end when the messiah comes to establish God’s kingdom, the zombies still clinging to themselves and this material world will disappear with the material as it is replaced by the heavenly dimensions (which is the real world).

If you are one of the zombies, wake up!  If you are among God’s people, wake up to the war that is going on all around.  It is the zombie apocalypse!  The war will only be over with the victory of the messiah!

Friday, February 15, 2013

Truth is Truth

In my efforts to follow the Almighty, I searched for the Hebraic roots of my Christian faith.  I started attending a Messianic/Jewish congregation.  I also read articles by various Pastors and Rabbis.  I had discussions with Jews, Catholics, Protestants, and Mormons.  What I discovered in this search is that truth is truth.  When you find it, it rings true in the depths of your heart and soul.  You can find it in many places.  None of us have a lock on all truth.  A person that believes that they completely understand God’s Word (The Bible) and have all truth is arrogant and is putting themselves above the Almighty.  This arrogance gets in the way of discovering real truth.  That is one of the reasons God hates pride and arrogance.  Pharaoh in ancient Egypt was arrogant and proud and refused to hear God’s words.  In contrast, Moses was described in the Bible as the most humble man that ever lived and he was able to hear God’s truth face to face.

Only God has ultimate truth.  Man and man’s systems are filled with delusion and lies.  The question each person needs to address is “Are we depending on God or Man?”  God desires us to search for Him and His truth as we walk through life on our individual spiritual journeys.  God has hidden Himself purposefully waiting for us to find Him.  He wants us to discover His truth and to set us free from the shackles of lies that we have been taught.  Following man’s ways are false and lead to destruction.

God is everywhere and in everything.  He is in his word, the Bible.  He is in the nature all around us.  He is in subtle messages in books and movies.  Absolutely everything in this world is His effort at speaking to us and bringing us to Himself.  Even the evil we encounter in everyday life is a tool God uses to help us return to Him.  We need to only open our eyes to see and our ears to hear God’s message. 

Rabbi Ariel bar Tzadok at is a teacher that I learn lots from.  He often quotes a statement in the sci-fi movie Dune which says “The Sleeper must awaken!”  We have to wake up to God’s messages all around.  We must awaken from the slumber that man’s world of lies has infected us with.  As Rabbi Ariel says, it is only by observing God in everything as we spiritually travel within ourselves that we connect with the Almighty and His truth.

Shabbat Shalom, May your Sabbath be restful and filled with true peace that only God can give!


Thursday, February 14, 2013

And the Children of Israel were Armed and Dangerous

“And the children of Israel were armed when they went up out of Egypt” (Exodus 13:18).  God was miraculously delivering them from the slavery of Egypt to freedom where they could worship God as He directed.  However, they would need weapons on their journey.  Weapons to fight enemies they encountered and defend themselves and their families.  Weapons were also needed to defeat the enemies of God in the Promised Land prior to taking possession of the land. 

Weapons are a necessary component to maintain freedom.  Without the ability to defend yourself, people are easily threatened, controlled and slaughtered.  World history is full of examples where tyrants disarmed the people because they feared the people and wanted to subjugate them.  You need only to look at Nazi Germany and China as examples.  The countries with the most guns are the most free.

The founding fathers of our country recognized that weapons were essential to maintain freedom.  They knew that governments throughout history that did not fear “We the People” would become tyrannical.  The views of the founding fathers are evident in the quotes below:

“Americans have the right and advantage of being armed, unlike the citizens of other countries whose governments are afraid to trust the people with arms.” (American President James Madison)

 “The best we can hope for concerning the people at large is that they be properly armed." (American Founding Father Alexander Hamilton)

"One of the ordinary modes, by which tyrants accomplish their purposes without resistance, is, by disarming the people, and making it an offense to keep arms." (Supreme Court Justice Joseph Story 1840)

"Historical examination of the right to bear arms, from English antecedents to the drafting of the Second Amendment, bears proof that the right to bear arms has consistently been, and should still be, construed as an individual right."  (U.S. District Judge Sam Cummings, in U.S. vs. Emerson 1999)

The Second Amendment of the US Bill of Rights states:  A well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a Free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed. 

Gun control is the big debate today as the ever growing and dominating federal government becomes tyrannical and seeks to regulate our weapons.  It seems that people pushing for gun control won’t listen to the facts.  They make statements like why do you need an assault weapon to kill a deer.  They totally miss our country’s history and the wording of the second amendment itself.  The right to keep and bear arms is not for hunting.  It is necessary for the security of a Free State.  Furthermore, when someone asks you to give them one good reason why you should have any gun, just say “My right to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed!”  It is a God given right necessary for the preservation of freedom and is guaranteed in the Bill of Rights.  Rights need not be justified to anybody!

As our country transitions into a modern Egypt with a modern Pharaoh, the tyranny will continue to strengthen.  When the Second Exodus occurs, hopefully we will be able to say as our ancient ancestors of the Bible did: “And the children of Israel were armed when they went up out of Egypt” (Exodus 13:18). 

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

A Pharaoh arose who knew not Joseph

My friend OvadYah lives in Karnei Shomron in Israel.  I visited him in 2009 and toured much of what is referred to as the West Bank.  While I was there, OvadYah pointed out numerous times how the weekly Torah reading (Parshah) that Jews read and study often parallel world events.  The Jews have been following a set reading schedule that starts at Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year) each year with the very first portion in Genesis.  This schedule is designed so that the entire Torah (Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy) can be read each year.

In 2009 I heard of one striking example of how the Torah reading paralleled world events from Bill Cloud, a Hebraic Restoration teacher.  He noted that the Torah reading for the week of the Presidential Inauguration for President-elect Obama was Exodus 1:1 – 6:2.  There is an excellent commentary by Rabbi Ariel on this Torah portion at his website .

As a short summary, this portion of scripture focuses on the arrival of a new Pharaoh over ancient Egypt who knew not Joseph.  This new Pharaoh either didn’t understand Joseph’s role in Egypt’s history or he did respect Joseph’s historical contribution to Egypt.  Pharaoh was concerned about God’s people, the Hebrews, being too powerful in Egypt and taking over ruler ship.  The first thing Pharaoh did was set up task masters to make things harder for them by taxing them.  Eventually he enslaved the Hebrews (which would likely have meant disarming them).  Next he tried to increase their mortality rate by killing babies born to the Hebrew women.

Those with eyes to see will notice that the parallels are striking to what we are seeing happening in our country.  Taxes are increasing.  We are surrendering our freedoms willingly for the sake of peace and security.  We serve our government task masters by paying more taxes to the ever expanding federal government.  Gun control is being aggressively pushed to disarm us since our rulers fear us Bible believing, gun toting folks.  And we are transitioning into Obamacare which will work to increase death rates with death panels and government funded abortions.  Just as King Solomon observed thousands of years ago, there is nothing new under the sun.  When evil grows it uses different personages but with the same old techniques and approaches. 

So what lies ahead for us?  If we continue to follow the Biblical narrative we can see where we as a country are headed.  Our country will be experience plagues (judgments) sent by God.  Our freedoms will continue to erode the more government takes over and we will become more enslaved.  Our country will transition into a place that doesn’t even resemble the place we grew up in.  I already hear my friends and neighbors expressing fear for what is happening and wondering where they can go to maintain their freedoms as the choice is very limited. 

As I stated in my very first blog, we don’t need a George Washington to fix our country.  We need a Moses to lead us out as we follow God in the Second Exodus of His people back to Greater Israel.  I believe that is where this is all headed.  That is the reason that I started this blog.  Everyone seems to be asleep as to what is going on.  Again, the Sleeper must awaken!  I pray that the words of this blog will stir the slumber and help folks see with the eyes and hear with their ears what God is doing.

The prophets of old were clear in the scriptures.  God will establish His people in His land for His Glory!  Are you among God’s people?  Jewish teaching is that only about 20 % of the Hebrews left ancient Egypt with Moses.  The other 80 % chose to stay where they were accustomed to living even under what became harsh circumstances.  The choice is coming soon and the decision is yours.  Choose wisely!  God is watching and waiting for signs that we are awake!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

The Evil that is quickly coming upon us

Some of God’s people in America are awake and see the Evil that is coming upon our country.  However, most people are still asleep.  Half of people of the US have their faith not in God, but in man.  They demonstrated this lack of faith in God by re-electing our current president and his philosophy of a government big enough to take care of everyone’s needs.  Personal responsibility and freedom are quickly disappearing.  Our citizens are willingly giving up their rights for the promise of Peace and Security. 

This is the path to destruction for all those that follow man’s delusion and lies instead of God’s truth.    We all have a choice:  Do we follow after man or do we follow after God?  In making this choice, the country is becoming more polarized as the sheep and goats are being separated for harvest.  It is all part of the preparation for God’s judgment.  A time when evil will vanish and the righteous sheep will remain.

As Rabbi Ariel at says “The Sleeper must awaken!”  We must open our eyes from our slumber and “Choose wisely” the path that we take.  Eternity lies in the balance.  Pay attention to God’s voice.  Learn how to recognize it and let it direct your path now so that you will be able to follow God’s directions in the difficulties that lie ahead.  If you live in a blue state that embraces the progressive, liberal agenda, be prepared for God’s judgment all around you.  Flee from the big cities to rural areas when things start going from bad to worse.

Those stricken with judgment will explain it away, but those that see the Hand of God will know the truth.  God is in nature and uses it for His purposes.  Those blind to God and His truth will not recognize judgment when it arrives.  Listen to God’s words and then see with your eyes and hear with your ears what the Almighty is doing!

Monday, February 11, 2013

Unity is the Key to Establishing Greater Israel

Our Israelite ancestors of the bible had no idea how God would get them to the Promised Land.  They had a human messiah in Moses who was God’s spokesman and they followed the presence of God as He led them through the wilderness on their way to the Promised Land.  The presence of God and his spokesman Moses worked in tandem to lead the Israelites since God spoke to Moses face to face (i.e. mind to mind).  They knew that they were leaving slavery and heading for freedom where they could serve the Almighty as He directed.  How they got to their destination was up to God.  All they had to do was obediently follow Him.

All the tribes of Israel along with a mixed multitude of non-Israelites left Egypt.  As with any group of people, there were differences among the families and tribes.  Differences and even arguments over who was God’s anointed leader.  They had to work through those differences.  It was only by connecting with God to seek His truth, could they discern things.  Their focus had to be first and foremost on the Almighty.  If they focused on people and/or the circumstances they faced, they would quickly loose the vision of the promise that God was trying to instill in them.  It was their love for God and the vision He had established in their hearts and minds that kept them going in the correct direction even with all their differences and disagreements.

Today our vision is for God to establish His kingdom on earth again with His Messiah and bring everlasting peace with His presence.  This is the same vision that our ancestors had in Moses’ time.  The key to making this vision a reality is love and unity.  As a father, I see all my children on their own spiritual paths.  They are all learning and are at different stages in their learning.  What I desire is for them to always question and seek truth.  I also desire that they not argue over perceived differences in that truth.  I want them to treat each other with respect and discuss their differences with openness and love.  Only by doing that will the family unity be maintained and the bonds of love strengthened as they continue on their individual paths.  Ultimately, love and truth are the outcomes of this process.  I believe that God desires the same for us as His children.  Our heads are filled with delusions and lies that are fruitless to argue over.  God wants us to love Him and each other as we walk our individual paths together toward Him and truth.  If we love God with all our hearts, there can be no room to hate our brothers.  If we hate our bothers, one can only conclude that we do not love God with all our hearts.  Reconciliation and return of all the tribes of Israel to restore the Kingdom of God depends on our love for God and for our brothers and sisters.  God’s true people are identified by His love.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Greater Israel is the Final Solution

God’s ultimate plan is to establish all the tribes of Israel back into the land that He promised Abraham. The promise went from the Nile in Egypt all the way to the Euphrates River in modern day Iraq. It is what I would call God’s “One State Solution” in contrast to the world’s desire for a “Two State Solution”. God brought the tribe of Judah (the Jews) back into the land to prepare the way for the returning exiles (the lost 10 tribes along with the rest of Judah). According to scripture, the messiah’s role is to gather the lost 10 tribes and bring them back to the land promised to Abraham. The end result will be the Restored and United Kingdom of God that includes all the tribes of Israel. This is taught in both Judaism and Christianity.
In looking at the big picture, these two religious groups only differ on who the Messiah is. Christians believe the Messiah to be the paganized Yashua who is today called Jesus. Most Jews reject that view. However, Jews do teach of 2 messiahs. The Messiah son of Joseph starts the kingdom restoration work and then dies for his people while the Messiah son of David brings the lost 10 tribes back to the Promised Land to complete the restoration of the kingdom.
A look at historical events in conjunction with the modern day phenomenon of Hebraic restoration seems to indicate that Jesus (Yashua) was the Messiah son of Joseph that God used to reach out to the lost tribes and bring them back to Himself and His Torah. A segment of Christians have been awakened to a love for Torah and the Jewish people. Many even have an intense desire to return to Israel and be accepted by Judah. However, they are many obstacles in the way of God’s two great houses (Israel and Judah) reconciling. Returning 10 tribers are lame to walking the path of Torah while Judah is blinded to the role of the Christian messiah in bringing the lost sheep of Israel back to God and Torah. The only thing that will bridge these differences is the love of God and the love of brothers one for another. All the brothers need to love God and love one another enough to put their theological differences aside. Love is the key that will establish Greater Israel (God’s Kingdom) and implement the final solution for peace! If God’s people don’t make progress towards reconciliation, then the evil in the world will continue to grow and eventually force His people to come together.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

The Lost 10 Tribes of Israel

I was searching for commentary on Ezekiel Chapter 37 about the stick of Judah and the stick of Joseph being brought together as one stick by the hand of the Almighty and came upon some interesting websites related to the Two Houses of God’s people the Israelites.  In the Bible God refers to His two families.  He calls one the House of Israel and the other the House of Judah.  After King Solomon’s reign the United Kingdom of Israel was split into two kingdoms.  The northern kingdom was called Israel and consisted of the northern 10 tribes of which Ephraim and Manasseh were the most numerous.  The southern kingdom was called Judah and consisted of the tribes of Judah and Benjamin.  Both kingdoms rebelled against God and were exiled.  However, the Northern Kingdom (House of Israel) was conquered and exiled by the Assyrians in 721 BCE to the Caucus Mountains, lost their identity, and never returned.  The southern kingdom (House of Judah) was exiled in 587 BCE to Babylon and was able to return after 70 years to the Promised Land.  The House of Judah is the Jews of today.  Ezekiel 37 is talking about bringing the lost 10 tribes back to the Promised Land to reconcile and reunite with the House of Judah during the end times in order to establish the promised Kingdom of God.

In order for that to happen, the Lost 10 Tribes will need to be awakened to who they are and return to God and the Promised Land.  I came across 2 websites that have traced the Lost 10 Tribes migrations and identified who they are at present.  One website is by Steve Collins, a Christian researcher in the USA and the other by Yair Davidiy, an Orthodox Jewish researcher in Israel.  What is interesting is that they didn’t even know each other and their research and conclusions are almost identical.  Steve’s website is while Yair’s is .  There is lots of great information on each website and each has authored multiple books on the subject.  What got me really excited is that they trace the Lost 10 Tribes to be predominately in the West.  They identify Ephraim as being located in Great Britain and Manasseh as being located in the USA.  They don’t claim everyone in those areas is descendants of the Lost 10 Tribes, but that there are elements of them concentrated in those countries.  They use Biblical proofs, history, and archeology to back up their claims.

One of the reasons this got me so excited is that it matches what one of my ancestors believed.  His name was George Duffield and I am an eighth generation direct descendant of his.  George was a Presbyterian minister to the first Continental Congress and was instrumental in the founding of the USA.  In his one published sermon which was delivered on December 11, 1783, he stated that America was Israel re-gathered and had a divine purpose from God.  He also believed that eventually the Jews (Judah) would return to the Promised Land and would have their own country.  He based this on his understanding of Bible prophecy.

The Hebraic restoration movement among evangelical Christians is the modern phenomenon of the lost 10 tribes waking up to who they are.  They have an intense desire to return to God and his Word, the Torah.  They realize that they have been taught lies in their Chirstian religions which orignially were based in Judaism and then became paganized over time.