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IMPORTANT: The Torah Still Applies!!! (Part ONE)

Many people TODAY – both Christian AND non-Christian alike – take such a “liberal” view when it comes to God’s law in the Old Testament! They try telling themselves that they no longer have to follow the 10 commandments since “Jesus already payed for the law on the cross” and that The Old Testament “was for the Jews, ONLY!” But what does Jesus HIMSELF teach on the matter? Let us turn to the bible for the answer!

Many people don’t know this (and even I MYSELF didn’t know this until a couple years ago) but Jesus actually made SEVERAL appearances in the OLD TESTAMENT as a pre-incarnate. He was ALL THE FOLLOWING:

  • The “tree of life” in the Garden of Eden
  • The “pillar of cloud” by day and the “pillar of fire” by night that led Moses & the Israelites out of Egypt
  • The “mighty wind” that parted the Red Sea
  • The “burning bush not consumed” that spoke with Moses
  • The “foreign visitor” that talked to Abraham outside his tent as well as the “King of Salem” that BLESSED Abraham
  • The one that “fought with Jacob” all throughout the night
  • The “Son of Man” in the fiery furnace of Nebuchadnezzar with Daniel’s 3 friends
  • The one who “closed the mouths of lions” in the Lion’s Den with Daniel
  • The “angel of the Lord” besides Joshua at the battle of Jericho
  • The “Hand on the Wall” writing a decree of “Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin” against Belshazzar during Belshazzar’s “Babylonian-style” feast that used the golden & silver vessels from the TEMPLE in Jerusalem around 539B.C. or so?
  • Etc.?

Next, I’d like to examine SEVERAL bible passages concerning the ETERNAL NATURE OF JESUS/GOD:

Psalm 90:2

Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever you had formed the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God.

Isaiah 40:28

Have you not known? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary; his understanding is unsearchable.

Hebrews 13:18

Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.

1 Timothy 1:17

To the King of ages, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.

John 1:1

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

John 8:58

Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I AM.

2 Peter 3:8

But do not overlook this one fact, beloved, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.

Titus 1:2

In hope of eternal life, which God, who never lies, promised BEFORE the ages began.

1 Corinthians 2:7

But we impart a secret and hidden wisdom of God, which God decreed before the ages for our glory.

Hebrews 1:8

But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom.

Hebrews 1:2

Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the world;

Okay, now that we’ve established that God/Jesus is ETERNAL, what about his WORDS? His LAW? Are THEY eternal? Once again, let us examine the evidence:

Matthew 24:35

“Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words SHALL NOT pass away

Matthew 5:17-18

“Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to FULFILL. For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till ALL be fulfilled

Zechariah 14:16-21 

And it shall come to pass, that every one that is left of all the nations which came against Jerusalem shall even go up from year to year to worship the King, the Lord of hosts, and to keep the feast of tabernacles. And it shall be, that whoso will not come up of all the families of the earth unto Jerusalem to worship the King, the Lord of hosts, even upon them shall be no rain.

And if the family of Egypt go not up, and come not, that have no rain; there shall be the plague, wherewith the Lord will smite the heathen that come not up to keep the feast of tabernacles. This shall be the punishment of Egypt, and the punishment of all nations that come not up to keep the feast of tabernacles.

In that day shall there be upon the bells of the horses, Holiness Unto The Lord; and the pots in the Lord‘s house shall be like the bowls before the altar. Yea, every pot in Jerusalem and in Judah shall be holiness unto the Lord of hosts: and all they that sacrifice shall come and take of them, and seethe therein: and in that day there shall be no more the Canaanite in the house of the Lord of hosts”

John 14:15

“If ye love me, keep my commandments

[*NOT TO MENTION THAT MATTHEW, CHAPTERS 5 TO 7, ALSO KNOWN AS THE “SERMON ON THE MOUNT” OR “THE OLIVIET DISCOURSE” EXPOUNDS ON THE 10 COMMANDMENTS AND TALKS ABOUT THEIR ORIGINAL *INTENT!*]

In Matthew 24:35, Jesus is telling us that his WORDS will LAST FOREVER! In Matthew 5:17-18, Jesus is telling us that he DID NOT come to destroy the law! And in John 14:15, Jesus is quoted as saying that IF we love him, to KEEP HIS COMMANDMENTS!

Therefore, that certainly doesn’t SEEM in any way, shape or form that Jesus wants us to NEGLECT the 10 commandments (or their original “intent”) under ANY circumstances!!!!! But rather, he seemed to want us to OBEY them! And not only that but the passage in Zechariah seems to imply that EVEN IN NEW JERUSALEM/THE NEW MILLENIUM, the Lord’s people will STILL be celebrating the “BIBLICAL FEASTS” (such as Tabernacles, etc.!) 

Acts 10: 34-35Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons: But in every nation he that feareth him, and worketh righteousness, is accepted with him”.

Ephesians 6:9 “And, ye masters, do the same things unto them, forbearing threatening: knowing that your Master also is in heaven; neither is there respect of persons with him”

Romans 2:11 “For there is no respect of persons with God”

Galatians 3:28 “There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus”

Acts 10:34, Ephesians 6:9, Romans 2:11, and Galatians 3:28 etc. all show us that Jesus is not a God of “partiality!” In other words, EVERYONE that believes in Him and OBEYS Him is EQUAL! And EVERYONE that sins against Him is JUDGED by Him for he is a FAIR and CONSISTENT God and a FAIR and CONSISTENT Judge! So in other words, there IS no such thing in Jesus’s eyes as “Jew” or “Gentile”, those are MAN-MADE CONSTRUCTS!!!!!!

So THAT being said, does it REALLY make any sense that God/Jesus would tell the Jewish people ONE thing/ONE set of commandments and then turn around and tell the Christians ANOTHER thing/ANOTHER set of commandments or NO commandments? OFCOURSE NOT! He’s NOT gonna tell one set of people: “No pork! It’s an abomination unto you!” and then turn around and tell ANOTHER set of people in the future that they COULD have pork….IT JUST DOESN’T MAKE ANY SENSE!!!!! Think about it. If ONE set of people could ever say to Him: “Hey! That’s not fair! How come THEY get this but WE don’t?”, then he wouldn’t be God as he is a FAIR and CONSISTENT judge AND law-giver! 

God/Jesus did NOT go to the Jews of Old Testament and tell them that THEY had to follow the 7th day Sabbath, the 7-8 Biblical Holidays and the BIBLICAL dietary laws and then turn around during the times of the New Testament and say to the Christians that they were free to do, celebrate and eat WHATEVER THEY WANTED! For if he did, A) He wouldn’t be God, and B) That wouldn’t be fair! And we KNOW from the scriptures that Jesus is a FAIR and CONSISTENT God and a FAIR and CONSISTENT JUDGE! Because if he wasn’t, he’d be a liar and JESUS CAN NOT LIE!

Hebrews 13:8

Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.”

Therefore, if Jesus Christ is ETERNAL, and DOES NOT CHANGE, and said HIMSELF that he DID NOT come to destroy the law, we can safely conclude that neither has Jesus’s LAW ever changed, either! In fact, the Sermon on the Mount (talked about in Matthew chapters 5-7 in the New Testament) seemed to ENHANCE the biblical law!

From my best spiritual understanding, we are saved by grace through faith PLUS obedience! (John 14:15, Matthew 7:21-23, etc.) For if you have obedience WITHOUT faith, the obedience is in vain! And if you have faith WITHOUT obedience onto the Lord’s commandments, that’s also vain, too! But if you have FAITH + OBEDIENCE, then you have been truly “born again” by the spirit of God/Jesus Christ through GRACE!

However, there are still those who claim that Jesus’s quote in Matthew 26:26-28 during the last supper about “making a new covenant” means that we no longer have to REPENT (that means to “make amends” for/pray for forgiveness OF) sin! But if we go to the King James version, we have the word TESTAMENT instead of COVENANT. Every version from NEW King James Version and on translates the word as COVENANT. And both the words have slightly different meanings! A “covenant” is like a “marriage contract” for instance. But a “testament” is something that lasts forever!

The Authorized King James Version and King James Version are the most closest bible translations, as it pertains to the Hebrew and the Greek. The NEW King James Version and on distort MANY, MANY words and phrases [http://www.av1611.org/nkjv.html] And in fact, THE APOCRYPHA wasn’t even taken out of the King James Bible until the late 1800’s or so! [https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Apocrypha-Books/]

[IMPORTANT: As a side note, I have found these GREAT publications of the KJV that also INCLUDE the Apocrypha:

https://www.amazon.com/Holy-Bible-James-Version-Apocrypha/dp/1480007889/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=KJV+bible+%2B+apocrypha&qid=1578787315&sr=8-3

https://www.amazon.com/Cepher-3rd-2018-Revision-C3R1/dp/0692998047/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=the+cepher&qid=1578787888&sr=8-1

Many Christians today seem to want to “pick the best bible version that WORKS FOR THEM, the “best church that WORKS for them“, the “best denomination that WORKS FOR THEM“. In other words, they seem to asking the question: “What works BEST for ME?”, instead of asking the fateful question: “What does GOD/Jesus WANT/EXPECT from ME and FOR me, as it pertains to obedience and worship?” In other words, they’re not asking the fateful question: “Where does GOD/JESUS want ME right now?” 

But regardless, even when a person is in/currently attending the INCORRECT church, reading the TAINTED bible version(s), and in the WRONG DENOMINATION(S), Jesus can still use that experience to TEACH a person (by means of the Holy Spirit) what IS and what IS NOT the true gospel (provided that person has a TRUE HEART to want to know what is of God and what is NOT of God!)

Note: Jesus did that with ME, with both the Catholic and Mormon churches in the past and he can most certainly do that with OTHERS, as well! In other words, he might sometimes purposely PLACE a person in the WRONG CHURCH in order to teach them what the TRUE CHURCH *is*, if that makes any sense? Let me elaborate. When I was a “baby Christian” (after I had started reading the gospel for myself ALL THE WAY THROUGH around the ages of 19-21 or so), I still had NO IDEA what alot of the gospel meant by the ages of 23 and on. So I was “easy fodder” for both the Catholic and Mormon churches to “deceive me” at that time.

However, AFTER I prayed to the Lord Jesus for SPIRITUAL UNDERSTANDING and SPIRITUAL DISCERNMENT, I once again read the King James Bible straight through, cover to cover and then gained a “newfound understanding” about what IS and what is NOT the gospel.

And it wasn’t until about the age of 30 or so that I FINALLY began to see just how EVIL and WRONG and INACCURATE the Roman Catholic Church and “institutionalized Christianity” REALLY IS! And sadly, it wasn’t until the age of about 33 or so that I gained the FULL KNOWLEDGE that I have now that the “Judeo-Christian” path is the ONLY fully CORRECT bible interpretation and way of life!

From the outside looking in, it seems “harsh” or “narrow-minded” to say (in retrospect): “This is the ONLY fully correct bible interpretation and way of life”. But it’s true. I have not been able to find ONE error in the Judeo-Christian path so far, NOT ONE! And I am a MOST DILIGENT seeker of God’s Word (Jesus) and God’s Written Word (The Bible). The several scriptures that I’ve shared with you are to PROVE that we still need to honor the BIBLICAL SABBATH (the 7th Day) and the BIBLICAL HOLIDAYS (Passover, Tabernacles, First-fruits, etc.!)

Also….please remember: The Roman Catholic Church and today’s “institutionalized church” write them off as “Jewish holidays, ONLY”. But they are NOT “Jewish holidays” only, they are BIBLICAL HOLIDAYS. And not only that, but they weren’t only for Jewish people and “biblical times”, they were meant for ALL of the Lord’s people, for ALL time! (Note: Did you know for example that Jesus will STILL have people celebrating the Feast of Tabernacles etc. during the New Millennium? It’s true! Read your bibles!)

That now being said, there’s a couple verses that I want us to now take a closer look at….

Colossians 2:16-17

“Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days: Which are a shadow of things to come; but the body is of Christ

Acts 10:28

“And he said unto them, Ye know how that it is an unlawful thing for a man that is a Jew to keep company, or come unto one of another nation; but God hath shewed me that I should not call any MAN common or unclean

Matthew 15:16-20

And Jesus said, Are ye also yet without understanding? Do not ye yet understand, that whatsoever entereth in at the mouth goeth into the belly, and is cast out into the draught? But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they defile the man. For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies: These are the things which defile a man: but to eat with unwashen hands defileth not a man”

Many Christians today want to interpret Peter’s vision of the animals on a sheet in Acts 10 as a sign that ALL FOOD IS CLEAN and OK to eat. HOWEVER…..Peter later understands the ANIMALS in the vision were used to represent PEOPLE (as in, different groups of PEOPLE). Therefore, that’s when Jesus showed Peter in a vision that ALL PEOPLE were meant to receive the gospel of Salvation in Jesus Christ and NOT JUST the Jews!!!!!

And in Matthew 15:16-20, the Pharisees were asking Jesus why he and his 12 disciples did not “ritually wash” their hands before eating, so Jesus was explaining to them WHY He and his disciples DID NOT have to ritually wash their hands before eating! In other words, He was emphasizing to the Pharisees that THE WORDS that come out of a man are what DEFILES a man and not HIS UNWASHED HANDS! Jesus never said diet wasn’t important, He just emphasized that more emphasis is placed on the WORDS of man, rather than his “ritual practices” before eating.

As for Colossians 2:16-17, Jesus is telling US (the Messianic Jews/Judeo-Christians) to not let ANY Christian/NON-Christian/NON-Judeo-Christian/NON-Messianic Jew judge US (the Judeo-Christian/Messianic Jew) *FOR* following the BIBLICAL 7th Day Sabbath (Saturday), the 7 BIBLICAL holidays (Passover, Tabernacles, Pentecost, etc.) and the BIBLICAL dietary laws (NO PORK, SHELLFISH, ETC.) Make sense?

One does not have to go far to see all the “adversity” towards “Judeo-Christians/Messianic Jews” today. You’ll often hear things such as the following:

  • “We’re under a new covenant now, we no longer need to follow the Old Testament!”
  • “Well, those holidays are for Jews, only. What, you gonna convert to Judaism now or something?”
  • “But Peter was shown that ALL animals are clean for eating! I can eat pork and shellfish if I want to!”
  • “Uh! Quit telling me not to celebrate the Pagan Christian holidays! Who are YOU to judge ME? Tradition is tradition and so what! It doesn’t harm a person to follow Pagan Christian traditions! You’re splitting hairs on this, you’re such a Judaizer!” 
  • “Jesus has one set of laws for the Jews and one set of laws for the Christians. He judges each group by their OWN set of laws!”
  • “If you want to follow the “Jewish” laws and feasts, you should go to a synagogue!”
  • “You can’t be both “Jewish” AND Christian! You either need to be one or the other!”

Those are some of the most common arguments against “Messianic Judaism/Judeo-Christianity”. However, I’d like to examine a few more bible passages that explain how and why Jesus works on a “continuum”. He doesn’t start something without finishing it.

Philippians 1:6 states: “Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:”

Here, the “day of Jesus Christ”, in my humble opinion, is talking about the 2nd arrival of Jesus upon the Earth in his holy, fully-glorified form. So in other words, the law and the work that was done in ancient Israel by Jesus Christ will be FULLY COMPLETED in the “New Israel”, if that makes any sense? Everything works on a “continuum” in the Kingdom of God. This is a passage that has a two-fold meaning.

On the one hand, it’s talking about the SPIRITUAL nation of Israel (as a WHOLE) ALL THROUGHOUT TIME and on another hand, it’s talking about each INDIVIDUAL person that comprises the SPIRITUAL NATION OF ISRAEL (if that makes any sense?) Because remember that not ALL physical Jews living in Israel at the time of Jesus embraced God’s Laws and God’s Messiah (Jesus).

Those ones were considered “children of Israel” in name ONLY but NOT in SPIRIT! (Remember the various Old Testament passages where it said “the children of Israel once again turned to idols/idolatry”, etc.?) And I want to be VERY CLEAR on this as well: a Jewish person themselves IS/WAS a part of the SPIRITUAL nation of Israel if and when they fully accept(ed) Jesus as Messiah and obeyed/obey his commands!

Now, let us examine a few more bible passages concerning the “continuation” of Jesus’s law:

“Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away” – Matthew 24:35

Okay, so what can we gather from that? We know from several other scriptures (Isaiah 65:17, Revelation 21:1, Revelation 21:23) that the CURRENT heaven and Earth will BE DESTROYED and/or FOLDED UP LIKE A SCROLL, while a NEW HEAVEN and a NEW EARTH will be CREATED and BROUGHT DOWN TO EARTH. However, the WORDS OF GOD shall EXIST FOREVER! Therefore, it stands to reason: if his WORDS last forever, then that must also mean that his LAW lasts the ENTIRE BIBLE (beginning to End) – minus the animal sacrifices from Old Testament as soon as Jesus came to Earth the first time! 

Matthew 5:17-18 has something to say about the matter: “Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill. For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.”

Therefore we know that there’s still PLENTY of stuff to be fulfilled: The Mark of the Beast, The Antichrist, The War of Armageddon, The New Heaven and New Earth, The Great White Throne Judgement, etc.] So what that passage is saying is that UNTIL everything is fulfilled and I mean, E.V.E.R.Y.T.H.I.N.G., the BIBLICAL HOLIDAYS and BIBLICAL LAW **STILL APPLY!**

The only reason the biblical LAW will be done away with at the very END of Revelation 22 is because it will NO LONGER BE NEEDED for ALL who live in New Jerusalem at that time will be considered righteous, holy and untainted/WITHOUT SIN!

But a couple other passages that REALLY speak to my spirit concerning the matter are the following:

Please note that this first passage is said in FOUR different ways: Mark 7:7-9 and verse 13, respectively:

  • “HOWBEIT IN VAIN DO THEY WORSHIP ME, TEACHING FOR DOCTRINES THE COMMANDMENTS OF MEN
  • “For laying aside the commandment of God, ye hold the tradition of men, as the washing of pots and cups: and many other such like things ye do”.
  • And he said unto them, ‘Full well ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition”
  • “Making the word of God of none effect through your tradition, which ye have delivered: and many such like things do ye”

Mark 7:7 IMMEDIATELY makes me think of all the “traditions” floating around today, that “the church” has taught over the years (Christmas, Easter, Valentine’s Day, LGBT infiltration of schools/churches, “the law has been done away with” movement, “church entertainment”, etc). And think about it for a minute. WHAT or WHO has created all those “traditions?” They most certainly didn’t come from Jesus or his RIGHTEOUS ANGELS!

Jesus and the disciples never ONCE celebrated Christmas or Easter! Jesus and his disciples never ONCE welcomed practicing sodomites into the synagogues or made services all about the music and “entertainment”, rather than the MESSAGE! If John the Baptist or Paul were walking around today, observing how FAR all the modern-day churches have STRAYED from Jesus and his gospel, they’d be one of two things: RIGHTEOUSLY ANGRY, CRYING BITTER, BITTER TEARS or BOTH!

But two of the things they’d likely be MOST TROUBLED ABOUT is Paganized, masonic churches meeting on Sunday, the FALSE man-made gospel, rather than the TRUE biblical sabbath (Saturday, the 7th day) and OPEN SODOMITES in the church and the “embracing” of OPEN SODOMY! They’d probably quickly run outside to throw up, their righteous spirits would be SO disturbed by what they saw! Therefore, it stands to reason: if Jesus and his disciples would be “disturbed” or “confused” by what they saw going on in modern-day churches today, then should mankind BE doing those abominable things? It begs of question!

In Matthew 7:13-14, JESUS HIMSELF said the following: Enter ye in at the strait gate: for WIDE is the gate, and BROAD is the way, that leadeth to DESTRUCTION, and MANY there be which go in thereat: Because STRAIGHT is the gate, and NARROW is the way, which leadeth unto LIFE, and FEW there be that find it”.

This isn’t unlike another passage in Luke 16:15 which states: “And he said unto them, Ye are they which justify yourselves before men; but God knoweth your hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God“. 

So lets unpack these two bible passages a bit. In Matthew 7:13-14, Jesus is telling us that VERY FEW people find the STRAIGHT and NARROW gate (i.e. SPIRITUAL DOORWAY) which leads to LIFE! What is LIFE? It is JESUS HIMSELF! Jesus says in John 14:6:“…….I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by ME”. Put differently, Jesus is more or less telling us in that bible verse that he’s the ONLY way to Eternal Salvation/Eternal Life/Eternal Life with Him in “New Jerusalem” someday.

However, in telling us that the spiritual doorway/pathway to HIM and his ETERNAL TRUTH is NARROW, STRAIGHT and HARD TO FIND, He is ALSO telling us that the spiritual doorway/pathway to ETERNAL DESTRUCTION is VERY BROAD, WIDE, and VERY EASY to find! That’s why MOST PEOPLE will take THAT (i.e. the “easy”) way in life, instead of the STRAIGHT and NARROW way. Therefore, the NUMBER of people who will TRULY be saved by Jesus is very, very SMALL….a SMALL REMNANT:

“Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom” – Luke 12:32

In other words, it is God the Heavenly’s Father GOOD PLEASURE to give the eternal kingdom of God to the SMALL REMNANT who TRULY believed in Jesus, obeyed him and called upon His name, instead of taking the more “popular” way in life! Meaning, they were willing to suffer persecution for Jesus’s name and for righteousness’s sake!

They were WILLING to suffer persecutions at home, in the workplace, abroad, online. They were WILLING to be mocked, laughed at, scorned, arrested on false “hate” charges, etc. They were WILLING to be imprisoned, killed, tortured and/or maimed for Jesus’s sake! They were WILLING to keep preaching the gospel in spite of low number of subscribers, low number of listeners and/or watchers and/or low number of congregants!

On the other hand, Jesus is letting us know right there in those passages that many, many, MANY people are on their way to hell/the lake of fire (even many whom call themselves “Christians”:

“Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away” – 2 Timothy 3:5

(Note: does the above passage remind anyone of famous televangelist preachers and/or the Pope? Or the “holier than thou Christians” seen in many churches and Christian online communities today? I sure hope so!)

Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity” – Matthew 7:21-23

In other words, just because you “call” yourself a Christian DOES NOT MEAN that you are truly born again per say, in JESUS’S EYES! Just “calling” yourself Christian or a believer in Jesus isn’t enough! You have to do the “talk” AND walk the “walk!” Meaning, you MUST obey Jesus’s commandments, and NOT just merely “believe” in him! Luke 21:36 states: “Watch therefore, and pray ALWAYS that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man.”

And moseying on over to Luke 16:15, that passage is letting us know that what’s POPULAR among mankind in today’s world (i.e. think the “worship” of celebrities, vlogs, TicToc, Instagram, Facebook, LGBT “rights” and “propaganda”, “abortion”, “sodomy”, “pre-marital sex”, Youtube, videogames, “eating pork/shellfish/unkosher foods”, reality shows, secular movies/music/books, “socialistic ideals”, “trends”, etc.) is abomination in the sight of God. Jesus doesn’t like us worshiping celebrities etc. because it has the potential to damn our souls to eternal condemnation if we don’t REPENT (that means, to give up) such “worldly things” and “worldly behavior”. 

Therefore, whenever you see a “popular trend” among mankind, or see people just ranting and raving about how good this show is, how good these chips are, how good this movie is or how good that book is, you can almost be certain that that very “thing” is an abomination in the sight of God. However, interestingly enough, I DO NOT think the same criteria of Luke 16:15 applies to good CHRISTIAN things/music/materials. Because if something TRULY glorifies Jesus, why would Jesus NOT glory in it? Ya know? 

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Yet another passage I’d like to share is Isaiah 29:13 which states: “Wherefore the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people draw near me with their mouth, and with their lips do honour me, but have removed their heart far from me, and their fear toward me is taught by the precept of men: Therefore, behold, I will proceed to do a marvellous work among this people, even a marvellous work and a wonder: for the wisdom of their wise men shall perish, and the understanding of their prudent men shall be hid”

So here, we can see from this passage that many “Christians” and “Jews” and even many “Judeo-Christians” THEMSELVES, honor Jesus with their LIPS (going around saying “Praise God”, “Praise Jesus, etc.) but yet, their SPIRITUAL *HEART* is far FROM him!

“For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also” – Matthew 6:21

Therefore, BECAUSE their spiritual HEART is far from him, he’s gonna CONFOUND (that means CONFUSE or LEAD ASTRAY/INTO CIRCLES) those who consider themselves “wise” or of whom others consider to be “wise” and he’s gonna HIDE the true gospel and TRUE biblical teachings from those who refuse or desire NOT to see them (i.e. mockers/scoffers, lukewarm Christians, the prideful/arrogant, the staunch atheists, the apathetic, etc.)

We see alot of that in the modern-day churches (and even modern-day Christian music industry, today). People substitute the word “God” for “Jesus” in alot of places, and try to make that “god” an all-encompassing god (i.e. claiming the God of the bible is the same as “Allah”, etc.) Well folks, the God of the bible is NOT in any way, shape or form the same god as “Allah” or any OTHER lower-case g god! The God of the bible is the ONLY true God! This is expressly spoken all throughout scripture! 

There’s also alot of people that “go to church” once a week, but then NEGLECT Jesus and his gospel the rest of the week. These are the people who “praise Jesus” in church but then revert back to their OWN lives the rest of the week! These are the people who say: “Sure, I believe in Jesus, he was a great moral teacher” or “Yeah, I believe in Jesus so I’ll automatically go to heaven just for believing in Jesus, ALONE”. Their LIPS praise Jesus but their HEARTS are far from Him! 

Let us examine Matthew 6:21 in a bit more detail: Where is your TREASURE? What are you MOST FOCUSED ON in life? What do you spend your MONEY on? (Most biblical scholars agree that your “treasure” is biblically and spiritually defined as what you most spend your MONEY on!)

In fact, there is SO much pressure in today’s society to “fit in” that people will buy things just to PROVE they have money and just to PROVE they’re not poor! And that’s where you get the concept of people “treasuring” material things/wealth MORE than they “treasure” Jesus/the gospel!

So in conclusion, in order to FULLY obey God/Jesus Christ, one must follow and obey the COMPLETE bible, not just HALF the bible! And to follow ALL the bible, we must have a true spiritual HEART for the bible! (Meaning, we must consider God’s Law above ALL other worldly things in our lives!) For HALF the bible is only HALF the truth! Please remember that Jesus is revealed IN the law and IN the biblical Sabbaths and IN the biblical feasts! Jesus is TRUTH! Only following HALF of the bible or HALF of the law is SPIRITUALLY HALF-HEARTED TRUTH!

Think about it, folks! If we only obeyed the laws of the New Testament and not the Old, we’ve done ourselves a SERIOUS disservice! Same if we ONLY followed the laws of the Old Testament but not the New! We can’t just use the bible as a cafeteria line and pick which parts we want to follow and which parts not, it doesn’t work that way! Scripture determines scripture, FEELINGS do NOT determine scripture! 

For more information and further resources, please prayerfully consider the following:

  1. “Pagan Christianity” by Frank Viola and George Barna, 2012 revised and updated edition
  2. Tomorrow’s World ministries in North Carolina, USA
  3. Parable of the Vineyard ministry on Youtube, etc.
  4. Transformation Church out of Tulsa, Oklahoma faith series on Youtube called “CRAZY FAITH” (Note: The Word “Crazy” is meant to mean EXCEPTIONAL FAITH, or Faith that’s had when it seems “crazy” to other people – i.e. Job’s faith when his wife and his friends doubted, etc.)
  5. Jonathan Cahn (I would recommend his books “The Harbinger”,”Paradigm” and “The Book of Mysteries”) 
  6. Trump/The Republican Party/The Pro-Life cause (Remember, a vote for ANY Democrat (as a whole) IS to vote (as a whole) for Abortion, Sodomy, Pedophilia, Bestiality, Tyranny and Socialism)
  7. Any KJV-bible resource that ALSO includes the Apocrypha 

Closing Prayer:

Numbers 6:24-26 The Lord bless thee, and keep thee: The Lord make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee: The Lord lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace”.

2018 Altar Dedication of 3rd Jewish Temple: Mark of The Beast, Part SIX

So it’s most recently come to my attention that the Jewish Sanhedrin (a tribunal of Jewish rabbis) are prepared to DEDICATE THE ALTAR of the 3RD JEWISH TEMPLE during THIS YEAR’S [2018] HANUKKAH! Not to mention that they ALSO plan to (if I’m understanding this correctly?) “abolish” the U.N. and replace it with an organization that’s centered around “Noahide laws!”

Source: https://www.breakingisraelnews.com/117329/un-rejects-bible-noahide-laws-abortions/ which expressly states at the very end of the article: “The Sanhedrin is working with the leaders of several nations to establish a new international body based in Jerusalem on Biblical values that will replace the U.N.! REPLACE the U.N.? Are you KIDDING me? Folks, this has HUGE biblical/prophetic implications…….

Now……for those of you who are wondering: “Just WHAT are “Noahide laws” and just WHAT does that have to do with humanity?”, I’m glad you asked!

The “Noahide laws” are 7 laws or “principles” that are as follows:

1. Do not deny God
2. Do not blaspheme God
3. Do not murder
4. Do not engaged in “illicit” sexual relations
5. Do not steal
6. Do not eat from a live animal
7. Create legal system of justice

Now……just taking a mere “glance” at these 7 laws, most of them don’t seem so bad. HOWEVER……what they’re doing at their very CORE is adding and taking AWAY from the 10 commandments, which is EXPRESSLY forbidden in Revelation 22:18-19! In fact, these laws were “borrowed” from the 10 commandments, (which is Jesus’s ACTUAL LAW for humanity, by the way!)

“Yeah so, WHY is all this so important?”, some might protest. That’s because The Antichrist (the soon-coming one-world government leader) will USE the 3rd JEWISH TEMPLE for worship…….OF HIMSELF! He will also (at some point) demand every man, woman and child take HIS MARK in their right hands or their foreheads in order to be able to buy or sell. All whom REFUSE to take “The Mark” (i.e. born-again Christians, Anarchists, etc.) will be imprisoned, tortured and eventually put to death! (This was all FORETOLD in the bible thousands of years ago!)

And just WHY will those people who refuse his “one world government mark” be killed? Because the Mark is not so much about buying and selling as it’s about WORSHIP……worship of HIM – THE Antichrist – in PLACE OF Jesus Christ (if that makes any sense?) But again, people taking the Mark in their right hands or foreheads won’t be told it’s a Mark about “worship”, they will instead be told it’s an “Economic Mark” (as in, “Well, you’ll need this Mark in order to be able to continue your bank account, etc.”) Scary stuff, isn’t it, folks?

To the Muslims, he will claim to be Allah/the 12th Iman/the Madhi, to Catholics & Christians, he will FALSELY claim that he’s THE Jesus Christ of the bible, to the Mormons, he will claim to be Joseph Smith, to the Hindus, he will claim to be Brahma/Kali/Shiva, to the Native Americans, he will claim that he’s THE “Grandfather Spirit”, to Satanists he will claim that he’s Satan incarnate, to Wiccans he will claim that he’s Gaia/Minoah, and to everyone else on the planet, he will claim that he’s “God” and/or “the god of humanity”.

And here’s where things gets interesting. The bible says in Revelation 13:8 that ALL people (as in, ALL people of the EARTH) that do NOT put their faith, trust, love & obedience into Jesus Christ WILL be deceived by THE ANTICHRIST (the soon-coming if not already so one world government leader who will “appear to be the answer to all of humanity’s problems”).

Folks, he’s not gonna come with a pitch-folk and devil horns. He will “speak smooth words”, appear to know what he’s talking about, appear to be the answer to everyone’s problems, be a person of persuasion, etc. In fact, he will have “charming character”. Most of humanity will think he’s “God”, quite LITERALLY!

And one of THE REASONS he will be so deceptive is BECAUSE he will have THE ABILITY to perform FALSE MIRACLES (such as make fire come down from heaven!) Most of humanity will be enthralled by these “false miracles” and say within their hearts: “Only IF he were God could he do such great, mighty and miraculous things!” [But yet, what most people will NOT realize is that he, The Antichrist (the “god” people worship IN PLACE OF CHRIST) is in deed, A FALSE GOD and A FALSE MESSIAH who’s indwelt by the power of Satan!]

Now that I’ve told you what happens to people who do NOT take the Mark, now I’m going to tell you what ETERNALLY happens to people whom DO take “The Mark!” Revelation 14:11 gives us a pretty clear & “graphic” picture:

“And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name”.

Translation? If you choose to take The Mark, your life (and finances) might be preserved for time, times and half a time. But your soul will then burn in the LAKE OF FIRE for ETERNITY: forever & ever & ever & ever! Your soul will burn AS you’re being perpetually tormented IN the flames!

And UNLIKE in your living mortal life where you would be burned until you were consumed, in ETERNAL LIFE, things are much, much different. For in the lake of fire, the flesh will “perpetually burn”. PERPETUALLY. Like Revelation 14:11 says, the smoke of a person’s TORMENT will rise up forever and ever! OUCH! Who in their right mind would ever WANT that or would ever even want to “chance” having that? Just saying.

Okay, now back to my main point about the 3RD JEWISH TEMPLE. The Sanhedrin (the Jewish rabbi tribunal) are getting ready to DEDICATE the ALTAR of the temple! And folks, if you know ANYTHING about ancient Jewish history, you’d know that THE ALTAR is THE MOST, if not ONE of THE MOST important parts OF “the Temple”.

Therefore, it stands to reason: if they’re THAT much closer to dedicating the ALTAR of the 3rd temple, just HOW MUCH CLOSER is the Antichrist’s official “I am God” declaration FROM/IN/NEAR the 3rd Temple upon the whole of humanity? And furthermore, just HOW MUCH CLOSER is “The Mark of the Beast” (and/or The Mark of the Antichrist – the one world government leader) gonna be? And further yet still, just HOW MUCH CLOSER is The Abomination OF Desolation gonna be, talked about in the bible?

Therefore, you got TWO choices and Two Choices, ONLY! You can choose to worship Jesus Christ, THE Jesus Christ of the bible, OR you can choose to worship something/someone else IN PLACE OF CHRIST and then later pay the eternal “torment” of a price for it! The choice is up to you! But don’t say I didn’t warn you!

And if I had one last pleading spiritual message to you all, it would be THIS: Give your lives to Christ – the true BIBLICAL Jesus Christ! That’s the ONLY way to ensure that you will NOT be deceived by the FALSE MESSIAH known as “THE ANTICHRIST!” And remember, the true biblical Jesus Christ is the ONLY way to salvation, and the ONLY way to “true” eternal life!

JOHN 3:16 says, “For God [the Heavenly Father] so loved the world [humanity], that He [the Heavenly Father] gave his only begotten Son [Jesus Christ] that whosoever believeth in him [Jesus Christ] should not perish [i.e.go to lake of fire] but have everlasting life [life eternal WITH Jesus] 

But again, the thing we must remember about the Jewish people is THIS: BECAUSE the Jews (as a whole) never accepted Jesus Christ as their one and only TRUE Messiah [over 330+ Messianic Prophecies from the Old Testament PROVE that Jesus Christ IS the one and only TRUE Jewish Messiah, as evidenced in the NEW TESTAMENT FULFILLMENT THEREOF – https://yeshua777.wordpress.com/m/], the Jews are STILL WAITING *FOR* their “Messiah” and thus, they will accept the ANTI-CHRIST as their one and only true “Jewish Messiah”. However, halfway into his “term”, The Anti-Christ will perform the “Abomination of Desolation” (which will likely be sacrificing a PIG in the temple) and the Jews will then KNOW then that the ANTICHRIST is NO MESSIAH and that ONLY Jesus Christ is their Messiah!

And now…….“Okay, very well, so WHY then did the Jews – as a whole – REJECT Jesus Christ as their one and only true Messiah?”, several people may be wondering. But in fact, several passages in the New Testament “hint” at the answer! And the picture, once reading those passages, becomes more clearer. The Jewish rabbis (at the time of Jesus on the Earth) were “in love with” the POWER they held over the Jewish people and/or the Jewish nation (as a whole) and they did NOT want to give that up for what “they” likely considered to be a “mere mortal human man”.

And not only that, but the “Messiah” that THEY were wanting and expecting was a “military revolutionary” who would give them (atleast in THEIR minds, anyway) a MILITARY victory over their enemies. And looking back through ancient Jewish history, I could sort’ve see why they may’ve been looking for a revolutionary…….because many of the great prophets of Old (David, Joshua, Gideon, etc.) were considered “revolutionaries”. So to THEM, it probably made perfect sense that their “Messiah” would ALSO likely be a revolutionary!

However, Jesus was NO mercenary! Instead, Jesus started a SPIRITUAL REVOLUTION! And those Jews who believed in him and obeyed him as the Messiah are today known as “Messianic Jews”. And those Jews who did NOT believe Jesus was God in the the flesh and/or the Messiah are today known as “Orthodox Jews”. [And to be fair, there’s probably a few sects of Judaism today that are “unsure” or “on the fence” about who Jesus is!]

But in fact, let me take it a step further: Orthodox Jews have today a set of religious “writings” known as The Talmud. “So what’s the Talmud?”, some might be wondering. I’m glad you asked! The Talmud is basically a collection of books………rabbinical “footnotes” and “interpretations” of the biblical law and of Jesus himself!

However, human men are “fallible” and they are not 100% righteous like Jesus IS! Therefore, their “interpretations” are ALSO “fallible”. That’s EXACTLY what is meant in Romans 3:4 which says, “God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is written, That thou mightest be justified in thy sayings, and mightest overcome when thou art judged”. And plus let us not also forget Proverbs 3:5-6 which declares, Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths”. 

In other words, don’t just base your biblical knowledge on what you FEEL or THINK, but rather on what Jesus HIMSELF says! Because “feelings” can be deceiving! So in other words, in a nutshell, the Talmud is basically the “thoughts” and “feelings” of the rabbis on what they THINK the laws of God should mean but is NOT the laws of God HIMSELF! If that makes any sense?

Because ONE rabbi might come along and say, “I think this law means THIS” and write that into “Talmudic writings” while YET ANOTHER rabbi could come along and say, “Yeah well, I think this law means THAT” and do the exact SAME! Do you see where I’m going with this, folks? If Christians made a “book” such as “pastor ramblings”, that “book” wouldn’t get very far. So I can’t imagine why The Talmud (to most Jews today) is so prominent ABOVE the bible (in THEIR eyes!) The Talmud is actually soul-damning! I mean, it’s ONE thing if a Jew reads it as “an extra, extra biblical text, to be read with a grain of salt” but it’s quite ANOTHER thing to read it AS THOUGH IT WERE SCRIPTURE!

Here is one of Anita’s videos on the subject that may be better at explaining certain aspects of what I’m talking about:

BREAKING! Sanhedrin invites 70 Nations to Hanukkah dedication of altar for THIRD TEMPLE!

We have SO MANY SIGNS that we’re living in the Last Days that it’s not EVEN funny! Just HOW many more signs will certain “stubborn people” NEED in order to see that we’re living in the Last Days? Men dressed as women, reading to CHILDREN in schools AND in public libraries? Parents would’ve been protesting EN MASSE 20 years ago if that were ever to happen! But now, in the year 2018? Most parents don’t even bat an eyelash and WHY is that, do you think? Answer: WE’RE LIVING IN THE LAST DAYS!!!!!!

But folks, it’s not JUST the altar dedication that’s taking place, in regards to the 3rd Temple. There’s ALSO the looming “peace deal” and OTHER factors such as the “red heifer being born”, all the temple vessels “becoming ready”, etc. All they’re waiting for is the “Green Light” and folks, it’s beginning to look like THE “Green Light” is JUST AROUND THE CORNER, only a few MERE weeks away! WOW! We’re here already, folks! We’re HERE! It won’t be 10, 20 years from now but NOW! So if THAT doesn’t motivate you to get your soul and your “houses” in order, then I don’t know what does! 

Folks, if you’ve been sitting on the fence about Jesus and salvation, SIT ON THE FENCE NO LONGER, for tomorrow’s not guaranteed! We never know when we’re going to die! I hope and PRAY that this blog and all its contents have taught you, encouraged you, enlightened you and given you SEVERAL biblical things to think about, in these here last days! I hope it has prepared you for what’s coming! Just like I hope it has RIPPED the spiritual blinders from your eyes and given you TRUE spiritual enlightenment in Jesus’s name! I’ve wrote passionately about Jesus and the End Times on this blog for a good 7-9 YEARS now and pray that this blog has been a blessing in you and your loved ones lives! I’m honestly not sure how many more days Jesus will give me but as long as I got breath in my lungs, I will CONTINUE to praise Him against all clamor & opposition! 

In conclusion, I just want to kindly remind you all to remember the case of Job (pronounced Yob) in the bible. He lost EVERYTHING in ONE day but instead of cursing God, he decided instead to PRAISE HIM! This is evidenced in Old Testament, Book of Job, Chapter 2, verse 10 which reads: “But he said unto her, Thou speakest as one of the foolish women speaketh. What? shall we receive good at the hand of God, and shall we not receive evil? In all this did not Job sin with his lips”. 

The back story is that Job’s wife told him he should quote/unquote “curse God and die”. What a TERRIBLE thing to say to one’s husband! OUCH! Yet, Job’s response to her (AND to God, as well as his own personal situation/hardship) is just BEYOND MIRACULOUS! In other words, Job is telling his wife that she is “foolish” for only wanting to receive the “good things” from God but not the “bad things”.

It appears that Job there had some spiritual wisdom that was somewhat similar to David’s or Solomon’s. Job seemed to have realized that “adversity” is a form of “testing” and also that “adversity” and “spiritual testing” is a chance for “spiritual growth” AND is also a “reminder” to us about how God is SOVEREIGN and does as HE wills, not as WE humans will! And yet, WHEN Job STILL praised God, NO MATTER WHAT, even IN adversity, God eventually BLESSED HIM and gave him back 10-fold what he had “lost” DURING the “adversity/spiritual testing!” 

Therefore, my parting words of wisdom to you are THIS: Praise Jesus 24/7, NO MATTER WHAT, OBEY HIM, and GET YOUR HOUSES IN ORDER! For like I’ve said in SEVERAL posts most recently, MARK OF THE BEAST IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER, IF NOT PRACTICALLY HERE, ALREADY! SO GET READY, FOLKS! THIS WILL BE ***THE MOST TRYING TIMES OF OUR LLIIVVEESSSS!***

“Heavenly Father, please make me, my loved ones, and ALL readers of this blog (rather subscribers or not) be ready for all that which is to come. Give us all the strength to ENDURE in these Last Days, NO MATTER WHAT! REMOVE all spiritual blinders from our eyes and give us all eyes to see and ears to hear what YOUR spirit has to say to “the church(es) in these Last Days! I say this in Jesus’s name, Amen”.