I found this old clip of a pastor I used to respect. I loved him, and sat near him on Sun-days, armed and prepared to defend him in case a looney burst into our congregation.
He said this in a sermon one Sun-day…
Now, I might be wrong and if I am, please straighten me out, but in my mind, I believe that “performance” is the same as “obedience” and as “study the word”. If the Word teached me to study the word, there must be something in ot that I need to learn.
Might it be that I am required to know that the commands of Yahuah are? Isn’t obedience to His commands the very definition of “Righteousness”, and will not only the RIGHTEOUS inherit eternal life with Yahuah?
And doesn’t Yahusha (still called “Jesus” by the Christians) state Himself, from His very own mouth…
Yahuah Loves Those Who Obey The Commands of Yahusha
John 14:21 He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.
Yahusha plainly states that our obedience to His commands proves our love for Yahusha, and that Yahuah loves US becausewe love Yahusha . He finishes by declaring that He will manifest himself to us/me/you.
MAN’IFEST, a. [L. manifestus.]
1. Plain, open, clearly visible to the eye or obvious to the understanding; apparent; not obscure or difficult to be seen or understood. From the testimony, the truth we conceive to be manifest.
Seems easy enough to understand – obey His commands in order for Yahuah to love us. If my son offered himself as a perfect sacrifice for some people, and if they ignored his requirement for obeying his commands, would I have mercy on them when they faced me and with lying tongues told me how much they “loved” my son?
We submit to a GOD who has destroyed the whole earth at least once, and some think He has done it at least twice, killing many millions of people. He will not hesitate to burn the scoffers and the disobedient. It isn’t the Christians who the Red Dragon comes to kill, but the diligent students and doers of Torah who follow Yahusha in the Way.
Yahusha came to do ONLY the Will of His Father, and His Will is stated in Torah. This Pastor directly contradicts Yahusha, saying that Yahuah does not love us because what “we have done”, when Yahusha teaches us that Yahuah loves us because we are obedient.
The righteous doctrine of obedience does not fill many seats, folks.
Pastor – you are accountable for the blasphemy under your authority. Either Yahusha is lying in in Jn 14:21, or you are. Assigning as teachers men who do not even know the meaning of the words is proof that you yourself do not know them. Shame. Sin. Remember when I asked you what sin was, and you did not even know? You said it was “disobedience”.
Indeed. Disobedience to what?
Sin is transgression of the LAW. You teach lawlessness to the blind and the deaf.
It is my opinion at this time that the Corona virus ravaging China today is a weaponized version of the Corona virus that Chinese biological research scientist spies, working in Canada, stole from the Canadian Level 4 (top-secret military biological pathogens research facility). The spies were removed from the facility and returned to China, where the pathogen was studied at the Chinese Level 4 facility in WUHAN, a few miles from the wet market taking the blame for the onset of this dangerous viral outbreak.
There is no treatment for this pathogen, and the only defense is your immune system. I will publish my own plans for preparing my family to successfully resist infection in a few days. I suggest you watch the 1995 movie “OUTBREAK” to get an idea of what potentially can play out on a global scale. Yes, a global scale.
This Is How China Is Hiding The True Number Of Coronavirus Deaths
As the world’s cortisol and stomach acid levels rise every hour in parallel with the number of officially reported Coronavirus infections (and deaths), which as of Saturday morning was roughly 1,400…
… the world has an unpleasant flashback to 2003 when for weeks Beijing would lie and hide the full extent of the SARS epidemic to avoid risking a social panic. To be sure, this time China has done its best to pretend it has learned from the past and it is so transparent, even President Xi Jinping warned that the country is facing a “grave situation”, and that the spread of the deadly virus is accelerating after holding a special government meeting on the Lunar New Year public holiday.
After staying largely silent in public about the outbreak since it first emerged in central China last month, Xi on Saturday convened a special meeting of the seven-member Politburo Standing Committee, calling for a more centralized response to the epidemic and asserting personal responsibility in addressing the crisis.
“When an epidemic breaks out, a command is issued. It is our responsibility to prevent and control it,” Xi said, according to the state-run Xinhua News Agency. He called for the new high-level committee to “address concerns within and outside the country,” indirectly referencing mounting global concern about the epidemic, which Mr. Xi described as a “grave situation” that was accelerating. “We definitely can win the battle to contain the epidemic,” he vowed.
That remains to be seen: as reported earlier, in China – which has put over 56 million people on lockdown quarantine – the coronavirus has killed at least 41 people and infected over 1,400 in China. Ominously, a UK researcher predicted that the Coronavirus would infect over 250,000 people in China in under two weeks, which has sparked a renewed fear that China will once again try to under-represent the true severity of the diseases until it is too late.
The problem is that even as China theatrically pretends to be so forthright about the extent of the epidemic – if only to avoid panic and chaos over allegations it is again hiding the full impact of the disease – it is doing precisely that, and now we know just how it is doing that: instead of putting down coronavirus as the cause of death for an unknown number of Wuhan casualties, China’s coroners and hospitals merely ascribe death to “viral pneumonia”, case closed.
A 53-year-old fitness trainer died on Wednesday after checking into a hospital in Wuhan a little more than a week earlier, said his niece. His family had expected the death certificate to reflect the deadly coronavirus, because as his condition deteriorated, his doctors told his family he was suffering from an untreatable virus in his lungs.
Instead, it recorded “severe pneumonia” as the cause of death, she said. The relatives of two other people who died in separate hospitals in Wuhan this week also described similar situations, saying the causes of death had been given as “viral pneumonia.”
Why did the hospital do this? Because as the relatives of all three now dead people said, the deceased hadn’t been included in China’s official count of 41 deaths attributed to coronavirus.
And that’s how China is suppressing the full extent of nCoV’s lethality, and keeping the mortality rate of the coronavirus artificially low: “There are likely to be many times more cases in Wuhan than officially confirmed,” said Neil Ferguson, a disease modeler at Imperial College London, who echoed the forecast of Jonathan Read, and estimated as many as 4,000 people may have been infected in Wuhan. “Clearly, the hospitals are overwhelmed.”
What’s worse is that if there are indeed 4,000 injected already, then the previously discussed catastrophic forecast of 250,000 cases by Feb 4 may be overly optimistic by half.
The official numbers are far lower of course: on Saturday morning, local time, the number of confirmed global infections had risen to at least 1,438, nearly doubling from the previous day. Comically, China has said it would hold officials accountable for any delays or omissions in reporting cases: so far such threats appear to have had precisely zero impact on anyone.
Others have confirmed as much: as the WSJ reports, “some Chinese media with reporters on the ground in Wuhan have said they have found cases that weren’t included in the official reporting. Caixin, a business journal, reported in early January that a doctor in Wuhan had been infected, 11 days before officials confirmed that medical staff had been infected. The Beijing News, a newspaper, reported this week that many patients weren’t officially labeled as carrying the new virus, even though their doctors and nurses said they were.”
That said, there may be a legitimate reason why the real number is being underreported, and it has to do with the flood of actual cases which is just too much for local doctors to keep up: China state-run TV cited doctors in Wuhan who said the number of patients with fever was too many to be treated and patients hospitalized couldn’t get the pathogenic test in time, because the samples needed to be sent to the provincial offices of the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
That will soon change: China’s health ministry updated its protocol for identifying infections on Thursday with a simplified process for registering cases as suspected or confirmed. An earlier version, viewed by the Journal, required several steps of testing before a patient could be called a suspected case.
Yet despite these mitigating circumstances, it appears that the underlying incentive is to underreport the true extent of the epidemic for as long as possible.
One woman, a 63-year-old retiree in Wuhan, died on Tuesday, her nephew told the WSJ. The death certificate, viewed by the Journal, shows the cause of death as “pneumonia obtained from the community.” Doctors at the hospital that treated her told the family she had the new coronavirus, the nephew said, but she wasn’t counted as a case. The instance has also been reported by the Beijing News.
In another case, a 72-year-old former doctor was in the hospital for three days before he died on Tuesday, his nephew said. The doctors told the family he had caught viral pneumonia, he said. The niece said her uncle, the fitness trainer, first noticed symptoms of what he thought was a common cold in early January, which he believed he had caught at a banquet. He didn’t pay much attention initially, but a few days later, he decided to go to the hospital after seeing blood when he coughed. His niece said he had never been to the food market believed to be the epicenter of the virus.
“The doctor told us repeatedly that he caught the viral pneumonia that no medicine could treat,” she said. A patient’s immune system is the only defense, she said the family was told. “But after he died, the death certificate only said ‘severe pneumonia,’” she said, adding that she had expected the record to reflect the newly detected coronavirus.
The uncle was transferred to the infectious diseases unit on Wednesday, the niece said. Hours later, the family was informed that his condition was critical. Two days after her uncle died, China’s health ministry released the profiles of 39 deaths in Hubei due to the new virus, with two deaths listed in other provinces. She couldn’t find her uncle on the list.
As hundreds if not thousands of Wuhan residents die due to “severe pneumonia” instead of coronavirus, one can’t help but wonder if once the true cause of death is reported, instead of a 4% mortality rate as calculated by Dr. Jonathan Read, the Coronavirus epidemic will be in double digits – SARS was 11% – making this one of the most deadly epidemics in history.
A Chinese doctor who exposed the cover-up of China’s SARS outbreak in 2003 has been barred from traveling to the United States to collect a human rights award, a friend of the doctor and a human rights group said this week.
The doctor, Jiang Yanyong, a retired surgeon in the People’s Liberation Army, was awarded the Heinz R. Pagels Human Rights of Scientists Award by the New York Academy of Sciences. His army-affiliated work unit, Beijing’s Hospital 301, denied him permission to travel to the award ceremony in September, Hu Jia, a Chinese rights promoter who is a friend of Dr. Jiang’s, said Thursday.
Dr. Jiang rose to international prominence in 2003, when he disclosed in a letter circulated to international news organizations that at least 100 people were being treated in Beijing hospitals for severe acute respiratory syndrome, or SARS. At the time, the Chinese medical authorities were asserting that the entire nation had only a handful of cases of the disease.
The revelation prompted China’s top leaders to acknowledge that they had provided false information about the epidemic. The health minister and the mayor of Beijing were removed from their posts.
Like a mighty vise clamping down on the flesh and bones of humanity, so the world is squeezed by the crushing hand of Yahuah. Sin, which is rebellion, earns its just reward.
There is a way that seems right unto man, that in the end leads to death. So it is. I am grateful that Yahuah shows me these things. He teaches me Truth, opens my heart to His teachings, and loads me up with what seems more than I can bear.
I am so different from everyone I meet, and lonely. I live a solitary life, and He seems to call me to this. He has His reasons, His purpose. He knows what to do.
But His Word tells us that He will never place more on us than we can bear, and that we are to place our burdens on Him. But how does one place grief in Him, when it exists within our heart? How does one stop grieving, when grief, by its very essence, resides within us? To give that to Him?
What it is, is this: The juxtaposition of love with selfishness. To feel and experience the potential and to live with the demands of selfishness creates a tear in the fabric of one’s soul. To see the good, as if it is a distant shore, and to yearn for it as one floats at sea in a boat denied that shore, is hard.
We are capable of loving to an extent unimaginable. Yet we fear that love, we fear giving it, and rightly so considering the fraud and deciet that passes for common behavior in people. All of us struggle with living truthful lives. Just when we think ourselves rather truthful, we offer up a lie where the truth belongs.
We hate to be convicted of our sin, and our pride insists that we be invulnerable. Why?
We fear being that open heart. We fear offering love when we are most wounded. We hide behind “success” or wealth or popularity or a fancy car or other possessions. I do not know a single soul who lives from love. Not even me, the mighty Jerry Davis, Son of Daud and Lion of Truth.
In fact, I am quite well armed. I prepare for war, not for love. I see the collapse of our world and I prepare to defend myself and my family. I am so much the warrior that I seem unable and unwilling to become love. Yet love is the true strength.
Abraham, the righteous man, the progenitor of the Hebrew, a promise kept by Yahuah , lied sometimes. He also led his men into battle against the kings who conquered Sodom. Study Abraham’s youth. You will be impressed. He was always one willing to fight wickedness. What a fine man he is.
Daud, whom has been renamed “David” by the transliteralists who mangle the Words, was a man after Yahuahs own heart. From the throne of Daud, Mashiach Yahusha will rule for 1000 years. Hail Yahusha, my friend, the Living Truth.
Daud was a mighty warrior.
My name and my ancestors, Davis, comes from a region near Wales, on the island of Britian. My name is a creation of the English-speaking people over there, who referred to my people as “the davy’s” , or “Davids sons”. The Hebrew spelling, as far as I can determine, is בניו של דוד.
Going back 400 years in some geneaology research conducted by someone I do not know, a stranger provided my most excellent brother, Tim, with some history. Years later, he forwarded that information to me and I observed that the farther back one looked, the more Hebrew names popped up. So, for example, 400 years ago I had a grandfather or an uncle named Hezekiah, which would have been properly spoken “Hezekiah, son of Daud”. There were many more.
I think that Yahuah loves me. I believe it and am certain of it.
I have not always been devoted to Yahuah. My childhood was very hard, to hard to write. By age fourteen I was hiding whiskey at the elementary school down the street from our home. Whiskey stolen from homes in our neighborhood in the dead of night.
The things I did back then are shocking to me today. I have had two instances where guns were directed at me by individuals who were absolutely capable of killing. One was on parole for murder, having shotgunned his ex-wife and her boyfriend in Colorado some years prior. The other was committed to an insane asylum after waiting in ambush for me one night, and failing to get his shot, robbed a convenience store with his three equally armed goons the next day. Both took place when I was 17.
Yet Yahuah protected me in all things. Sin? Sure, I was guilty. In fact, I had no knowledge of Yahuah nor interest in “god”. I just wanted to survive.
In a miracle that I cannot explain, when I was 19 years old He filled me with His Holy Spirit one night in the desert, alone and summoned there by His Spirit.
I had been reading a bible that my dear aunt Jan mailed to me when I was in the army. I was in the Army, armed and in command of a small detachment of Military Police who guarded some missile sites in New Mexico. I did not know or understand what I was reading, but one verse spoke to me and changed my life.
Romans 5-1 So now, since we have been made right in God’s sight by faith in his promises, we can have real peace with him because of what Jesus Christ our Lord has done for us. 2 For because of our faith, he has brought us into this place of highest privilege where we now stand, and we confidently and joyfully look forward to actually becoming all that God has had in mind for us to be.
Its from The Living Bible, and I will never forget it. That night, and it was around midnight, I sat at my desk alone reading the Bible that my aunt Jan mailed me, and the power of Yahuah entered into me.
I took a jeep, drove out into the desert, stood there with my hands in the air and the power of Yahuah shook me in a spectacular manner. Literally shaking violently from head to toe, I spoke in a long stream of wild gibberish and wept a river of tears. I was truly overwhelmed, and had no idea what was happening.
Yahuah will save whom He will save, and when I read in my heart “look forward to actually becoming all that God has in mind for us to be“, He entered me, brought me out to meet Him, and moved in.
That was 43 years ago.
Much has happened in those 43 years, but this I can tell you now: Yahuah is who He claims to be. In this life we will face much wickedness and endure much sorrow. It never ends in this human life. But endless as well is His love and His devotion to his children. As our Abba, He gave us instructions for living. Follow them. Love when you prefer to hate. Forgive and let go. Burn your list of wrongs. Release your resentments and abide in the glory of His light. Allow yourself to be set free from the condemnation of sin – both your condemnation toward those who hurt you, and their condemnation of you. Love them anyway.
Alright, please take a deep breath, because no doubt, some will be offended by what I present to you as Biblical, Holy, Inspired “Truth”. You must relax, trust me a little bit and understand that I approach you from a position of love. Love first for the Truth, and then love as I am commanded to love YOU just as much as I love myself. Everything here is scriptural, and most is from the mouth of Yahuah Himself. Continue reading “The Truth”
It’s late; 12:12 AM. I’m listening to a singer who goes by the name “Sade”. She is singing a song titled “Somebody Already Broke My Heart”, and this woman can sing. Its smooth, almost jazz, but much better, with a simple rythm, simple lyrics and her velvet voice.
I cannot contain my excitement over the coming end of the world. Soon, like “wow that was fast” soon, the third temple will be in full operation, the seas will be mega-pools of dead plant and animal life, families will be ripping themselves apart over Christ/Anti-Christ loyalties and the stack of human bodies dead from a multitude of means will be stacked to the moon.
Those days will be the worst in human history, for sure, and nothing to celebrate. But these obvious end-time events are, though horrible, something to be excited about. We have no fear of physical death, and look forward to going home. But before we go, let’s do everything we can to honor Yahuah and help the lost to see the Truth.
When Yahuah moves, He MOVES, doesn’t He?
That’s something that I adore about my Father. He is a God of action. He makes things happen, and brothers and sisters, do you really think that when we ascend to Him that we will be all floatie floatie with harps and wee cherubic wings?
He’s got a lot going on, and we are not the beginning and end, folks. Sure, we are called His Masterpiece in at least one translation, but Yahuah has been open for business for a long, long time. He will continue to do business His way for eternity. Eternity. Our lives outside of this carbon-based human-physical skin suit will be …, well, imagine the Avengers and you get to pick your character. A transformation of that magnitude, but more. Yes, the scriptures are relatively clear about our future on earth for 1000 years, but that time will pass like a birthday party when Yahusha rules here. Time will be meaningless and no one will count the days.
Then the 1000 years will end for those who are here, and guess what? Yeah, new heaven and new earth. Which heaven, I wonder? Maybe the heaven we consider the night sky? So a new night sky implies new celestial objects, and a new earth is, I suppose, a new earth as opposed to a different type of earth.
And then Adam? A New Abraham? A new crucifixion of the same Yahusha? “I lay down my life only to take it up again.” “Greater love has no man than this: that he lay down his life for his friends.”
Do you think Yahusha would ever turn down that opportunity to serve His Father?
“It is appointed to man once to die, and after that the judgement”. Men die physical deaths. One man – one death.
John 10-16 “I have other sheep that are not of this fold. I must bring them in as well, and they will listen to My voice. Then there will be one flock and one shepherd. 17-The reason the Father loves Me is that I lay down My life in order to take it up again. 18-No one takes it from Me, but I lay it down of My own accord. I have authority to lay it down and authority to take it up again. This charge I have received from My Father.”…
“Sheep not of this fold…” Are you going to say that He references the gentiles? Why then would He use the word “fold”? The word “fold” does not mean race, such as Hebrew or Caanite or Hittite or German/Anglo Saxon or Chinese. (smiling here).
“Fold” means container. Container. He has sheep in a different container. Not of “this container”.
Tell me, brave believer, whatever does He mean? (In accent of Doc Holiday (Val Kilmer) in movie ‘Tombstone’ when he asks the villain Ike “Why Ike, whatever do you mean?”
He means not of the only container we have ever known – earth. This planet and the 1st and 2nd heavens above it. Our “container”. He has sheep elsewhere and he will lay down His life over and over for all of them, picking His life up again until He is finished. And guess what? It will probably never end, because Yahuah loves creating and Yahusha loves serving His Father. Yahusha knows how valuable salvation is to us, and how deeply loved He is by Yahuah for sacrificing Himself purely to serve His Father. Not that Yahuah loves watching Yahusha suffer, He hates that. But the blood of perfection is the only thing that can be offered for us, and Yahusha is the only one who can offer it.
Not the angels, none of them. And Yahuah must reside upon His throne. He is the I AM, He is who He is and cannot be sacrificed for any reason. Therefore Yahusha, who is one with Yahuah, is the lamb.
The Greater rules from His throne in Heaven. The lesser, perfect in every way, dies again and again, able to pick up His life each time because He is given authority to do so. Note that Yahusha does not say that He does this on His own, but that He was charged to do this “by my Father”.
Yahusha died in this world for you and for me. Yahuah made salvation a very simple thing to accomplish – as simple as stepping over a painted stripe on the floor. Easy to do. And because Yahusha died for our disobedience to the commands of Yahuah, our “sin”, then there is no possibility of any sin keeping you from salvation. All sin was died for, the blood of Yahusha was spilled for every sin in the history of mankind. So the debt is paid, but will you accept the offer?
I’m going to post quite a bit on the subject of the flu coming out of China so just accept it, please. I am doing this because its an extremely dangerous virus that will mutate as it passes through the global population. This post is a copy of a small section in Wikipedia regarding the “Spanish Flu” of 1917. You need to read this because you willbe impacted. Your family, friends, community, and income will be impacted, and you might even be dead from it by mid-summer.
“A house divided against itself cannot stand.” Who said that? Yahusha(study the linked page) said that. If Yahusha said it, we can be certain of it. A house divided against itself cannot stand. It will fail, collapse, divide and decay. His statement applies to nations, churches, marriages, teams and all organizations or entities which are comprised of more than a single mind.
It is sometimes very difficult to write or share what I see. Saturday morning my former wife phoned me and asked me to meet her for coffee at a shop located “downtown”. Its a small town and I rode my bicycle over there to meet her. Along the way, which was down the street I live on, turn right and start looking for the coffee shop, I passed a lot of pre-teen children and small children with their mothers walking down the sidewalks and gathered on the busy corner holding rainbow flags. Many of the little kids had the flag stuck in headbands on their heads, mother dragging them along like little pro-homosexual billboards.
Do you ever feel like you are in the “Matrix”, where everything you think is real is, in fact, a lie? Breaking out of that matrix is somewhat disconcerting. People might think you are “weird” and tell you that you are weird, because if you are correct, then THEY are weird and people just cannot bear to think they are “weird”.
But the opinions of people don’t count for much. We are all sinners, and if we are saved, it is by His grace alone that we will live.