Strait Is The Gate And Narrow Is The Way, And Few Are They Who Find It

This is a tremendously exciting scripture.  When one understands that we are called to accept Yahusha’s salvation and to follow the commands of Yahuah, the whole Bible lights up.

For example, last night I was teaching my sons Torah, reading from the front page of this website.  The part from the Book of Acts was a terrific teaching point, and one we are all to remember.

Acts 24:14 (NKJV) – “But this I confess to you, that according to the Way which they call a sect, so I worship the Elohim of my fathers, believing (“believing” means doing) all things which are written in the Law and in the Prophets.

Who wrote this?  Who is it that stated they worship Yahuah through believing all the law and the Prophets?

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If The Law Does Not Apply To You…

I met with a fine Christian brother recently, a Pastor, and we had a powerful conversation regarding who is “Israel”, and who is expected to obey the commands of Yahuah.

He does not believe that non-Jews are called to obey the commands of Yahuah, stating that all of those laws are “for the Jews”.  That Israel is “Jew only” might be more accurate.

If he is correct in that non-Jews are free from the Law, then for us, sin is impossible.  Yippee!  It is impossible to sin without the Law, because sin is transgression of the law (1 John3:4).  And if a gentile cannot sin because gentiles are not required to obey Yahuah, then we can fornicate all we want, right, Pastor?  And homosexualism, even in the Pastorate, is OK-fine, right?  Because if gentiles are free from obedience to the commands of Yahuah, we don’t even need salvation, since “sin” will apply only to the Jews, Pastor.

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WHO or WHAT are Christians?

WHO OR WHAT ARE CHRISTIANS?

Without knowing it, Christians are followers of a Greco-Roman culture of names, terms, and festivals, all adopted intact from Pagan sources, yet adapted or mixed carefully with ideas and people from the Hebrew Scriptures.

The mixing together of practices and beliefs is called syncretism. These heresies began through the teachings of Simon Magus, and eventually became the institution known as Roman Catholicism. The Great Schism produced the Eastern Orthodox Catholicism, and later the Reformation in the 16th century further fragmented the movement; but much error remained from the adherence to the early “church fathers” and their writings. These “church fathers” persecuted and despised the first followers of Yahusha, the Natsarim, and wrote about us. They satanically considered us “heretics” because we obey the Torah.

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The Tanakh – Chapter Three – Defining Terms Used/Hebrew VS Greek

It is with great delight that I begin today teaching the definitions of the terms used in the Tanakh.  The book I reference is a short 225 pages, and took me two weeks to read.  Often, I had to stop reading at one page and let the information percolate between the brain cells of my mind for a day or two.

The information is clear and simple to understand, but the problem arises when new information smacks into our hard, fogged-up “Christian” oriented heads.  We were never taught much, subsequently do not know much, and are terrified of learning things.

Trust what you learn here.  My life is tied to what I teach, and I am accountable to Yahuah for every error.  I take my work very seriously.

This book is the “Tanakh: Dictionary of the New Testament” (Amazon link) and buy it here for $30 LESS than Amazon regarding terms used in the “Old Testament”.    If you do not understand this book I am bringing you today, you cannot understand the Holy Bible.  Why?  Great question.

One will never understand the Holy Bible until one understands the terms or words used by the Hebrews who wrote the OT.  This is key, and believe this when I tell you that virtually zero Christians understand these terms.  That is why their religion is a dying one.

Many of you subscribers have a divinely inspired heart for the Truth.  You will love these teachings, and I am going to rewrite every chapter here for you and make the chapters downloadable as a common Word .doc for you, too.

Chapter Three, which is the first teaching chapter, deals with the word “WORD”.  How this does put a smile on my face.  You will be blessed, and your understanding transformed after you read this entire book, and you will read it one chapter at a time, about one week apart.

After you understand these things, and you will, go read any New Testament book and BOOM!  Major enlightenment happens in your mind.  Huge transformations take place in your understanding of the Word.  This teaching will rock your world, for sure.  it will totally transform your state of being from an earthen vessel to a stranger in the world.  Will you walk about in the certainty that you do not belong here.  That realization only grows stronger and stronger.


Quick note – this chapter explains the weakness of the Greek translations and how those Greek translations mislead and misteach compared to the tight accuracy of the Hebrew language.  This is how ha Shatan twists the Word into nothingness; into empty words void of the power of Yahuah.

Chapter 3

The Dabar of YHVH or the Logos of the gods?

Definition of “Tanakh” – Tanakh (tuh-NAHKH)

Acronym of Torah (Law), Nevi’im (Prophets) and Ketuvim (Writings). Written Torah, the three sections of the Jewish Bible, what gentiles call the Old Testament.

One of the most fundamental essentials in understanding words is to know a little history behind those who use them. It is generally agreed by all that the language of the Tanakh is Hebrew. It is also generally agreed that the Tanakh is very Jewish, and full of concepts, idioms, and phrases that are viewed as Hebraic. Scriptural writers of the Tanakh spoke, taught, and thought from this perspective. Until the time of the New Testament, the Word of YHVH was everything that He had spoken. All scriptural thought was seen through the Hebrew language. But several hundred years before YHVH would take on flesh, the world was already experiencing some dramatic changes in language and culture. Behind the scenes, the Greek view of the world and all that is in it, was brewing.

In my book Let This Mind Be in You, I discuss the dramatic differences between Greek thought and Hebrew thought in much more detail. But, suffice it to say, these two world views are in most ways antithetical to each other. This can be seen in no better way than the defining of words. Earlier, we defined the word “word” from the Tanakh. We will now see how this word changed in time, from the thoughts and commandments of YHWH to the Greek word Logos. But first I would like to quote from some earlier works concerning this gradual evolution of scriptural words.

Edwin Hatch is eminently known for dozens of Greek works in the l9th century. Perhaps his greatest work is the Concordance to the Septuagint [LXX]. The following are several excerpts from his book, entitled The Influence Of Greek Ideas and Usages Upon the Christian Church (1895, Williams and Norgate).

“In a similar way we shall find that the Greek Christianity of the fourth century was rooted in Hellenism. The Greek minds which had been ripening for Christianity had absorbed new ideas and new motives;” “We have ample evidence in regard to the state of Greek thought during the ante-Nicene period. The writers shine with a dim and pallid light when put side by side with the master-spirits of the Attic age;” “We have ample evidence also as to the state of Christian thought in the post-Nicene period. The fathers Athanasius, Basil, Gregory of Nazianzus, Gregory of Nyssa, and Cyril of Jerusalem, the decrees of general and local Councils, the apocryphal and pseudonymous literature, enable us to form a clear conception of the change which Greek influences had wrought.

“Education was no longer in the hands of ‘private tutors’ in the houses of the great families. It entered public life, and in doing so left a record behind it.

“But when the product of one generation spreads its branches far and wide into the generations that succeed, its roots must be deep and firm in the generation from which it springs. No lasting element of civilization grows upon the surface. Greek education has been almost as permanent as Christianity itself, and for similar reasons. It passed from Greece into Africa and the West. It had an especial hold first on the Roman and then UOfl the Celtic and Teutonic populations of Gaul; and from the Gallacian schools it has come,probably by direct descent, to our own country and our own time.”

This process took several centuries to saturate the known world, but it indeed took root and has never let up. So let’s trace one simple word for now.

The English word word, which we read in our New Testament, is translated in most occurrences from the Greek word ‘logos’. The o is pronounced as the o in ‘log’, not as in ‘low’. Its fundamental meaning is much the same as that of dabar. It means a thought, thing, something said, or utterance. This is the dictionary definition. However, its colloquial meaning in the centuries before and after Yeshua’s time was quite different. Among the pagan religious Greeks of that time, the logos was the god of gods, the divine mind of the gods. He or it was the supreme knowledge, also known as gnosis.

He/it was right thought, right mind, right purpose, and right creed. In other words the logos was right belief. Knowledge was salvation: saying the right things and believing the right things. And so we have the very subtle shift from Yeshua’ being the “instructions of God become flesh” to the divine “knowledge of the god of gods.” Salvation became an intellectual pursuit, with structured creeds as its evidence. Edwin Hatch said it better, again, when he said, “…The word ‘faith’ came to be transferred from simple trust in Yahuah to mean the acceptance of a series of propositions, and these propositions, propositions in the abstract metaphysics…. The proposition followed: Belief in God came to mean the assent to certain propositions about God.

Theophilus also stated that the logos had two aspects – thought and speech. So the teachings of YHWH in the Tanakh concerning marriage, government, children, relationships, disease, food, unclean things,criminals, waste management, health, money and love evolved into a creedal system (creeds/sayings/rules to live by, etc).

The words of YHVH soon became an abstract, undefined concept that could be obtained by saying the right things, without the necessity of doing the right things. The Jews of the so-called “Dark Ages” knew this concept very well. When confronted with the Crusaders, they simply stated that they believed that “Jesus was the Savior,” and were promptly released. Most confessing Jews of that time secretly returned to their underground synagogues, knowing that the evidence of a Christian was a good confession.

This would not be all that critical if the actual words of YHVH were impotent and ineffectual. In Yeshayahu, in referring to haSatan, it says,
Ysha’yahu 14:17
“Who made the world like a wilderness, and destroyed its cities, who opened not the house of his prisoners?”

Is it any wonder how easy that would be for him if Yah’s Word, designed to produce a land of milk and honey, to prosper our cities, and to set the captives free, was rendered irrelevant by a Torah-less (lawless) religious culture? Is it a coincidence that the devil (in 2 Thessalonians 2:8) is called the lawless one? When you redefine Yah’s words, you redefine life and all that it means.
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Genetically Modified Super Soldiers and You: Guess What They Are Doing To Christians

I heard a speech by the Syrian Ambassador to the United Nations recently, in which he mentioned (again) Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) “Super Soldiers” being loosed in Syria to kill Syrians.  He calls them “toxic exports” and not human beings.  That statement piqued my curiosity, and I looked in to it.

What I found is not good.

GMO soldiers exist.  The US government spends around $2,000,000,000 (yes, with a “B”) per year researching this very thing, so you can be certain that there are strong results by now.

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Key Word – “Righteousness”

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.

Righteousness” is obedience to the Laws of Yahuah. In fact, the formal definition of “righteousness” is this:

RIGHTEOUSNESS, n. ri’chusness.

1. Purity of heart and rectitude of life; conformity of heart and life to the divine law. Righteousness, as used in Scripture and theology, in which it is chiefly used, is nearly equivalent to holiness, comprehending holy principles and affections of heart, and conformity of life to the divine law. It includes all we call justice, honesty and virtue, with holy affections; in short, it is true religion.

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Key Word: “Faith”

Lots of “believers” claim to have “faith” in God. But very few Believers know what “Faith” means in Hebrew.

FAITH- The Hebrew word for faith is  אמונה (emunah – Strong’s #530) and is an action oriented word meaning “support”. This is important because the Western concept of faith places the action on the one you have faith in, such as “faith in God”. But, the Hebrew word אמונהplaces the action on the one who “supports God”. It is not knowing that God will act, but rather I will do what I can to support God. This idea of support for the word emunah can be seen in Exodus 17:12.

Most readers of the Holy Bible think that “having faith” is important, and certainly it is, but what is most important about “faith” is this – In Hebrew, “faith” is an action word, a verb which means “support”. Therefore, when one is faithful to Yahuah, one supports Yahuah, not the other way around. The demand for action is upon the faithful, not on Yahuah. When we “have faith” we exercise faith by doing faithful things, and the only faithful things that matter to Yahuah is keeping His commands.

Because of this, we do not “have faith”, but rather, we act faithfully.

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The Red Dragon of Revelation Comes For One Small and Specific Group of People – Revelation 12:17

Rev 12:17  And the dragon was enraged over the woman, and went away to make war with the rest of her seed, those keeping the commandments of God, and having the testimony of Jesus Christ.

In the Book of The Revelation, and in fact in the entire Holy Bible, there is only one group of human beings that The Dragon seeks to kill.  Who is this select group?

The group that the Dragon seeks to destroy consists entirely and exclusively of human beings who do two things: Have the testimony of Yahusha (Jesus) and KEEP the Commandments of Yahuah (the Lord God Almighty). Continue reading “The Red Dragon of Revelation Comes For One Small and Specific Group of People – Revelation 12:17”

Dan 12:7 – “When The Power of The Holy People Is Finally Broken”

You know, its pretty bad in the world. I mean, its  b a d,  and it’s about to go BOOM. And here it is Christmas day. My kids are gone with my wife to visit her father, and have been gone for three days. I’ve been in my chair at my desk for three days installing 1,800 or so songs into my computer, and I’m a little stir crazy. I didn’t go because I have to stay home and feed the livestock – my fleet of 10 chickens. We had 12, but a hawk or a fox nabbed them.

These are my “end of the world” food producers, although I do not know what I will feed them when the end of the world shows up. They do produce a prodigious quantity of excellent eggs, let me tell you. I am inundated with them, so much so that I feed them to my dog and bury them in my garden to fertilize the soil. I give them to friends and eat three to six per day, plus whatever I can force my young sons to eat.  Baby Nathan helps out, sometimes 18 at a time as he stands at the side door and throws them onto the side porch to burst and make a mess.

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“He’s Not Like Us” Thus The Righteous Perish

Dear Brothers and Sisters, this is my first communication since the refining of my subscriber database; the separation of the wheat from the tares. Yahuah did call me out of the world, very powerfully.  He did radically transform me from hating Him to yearning to be with Him. As one “christian” leader in my local church commented privately to a mutual and respected friend,  “He (referring to me) is not like us.” In the subsequent two years since that comment was made, his actions proved repeatedly that he is false to me; not my friend and not my brother.

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