Has God forgotten you?

Hosea 4:6 says,

My people are destroyed from lack of knowledge.

“Because you have rejected knowledge,  I also reject you as my priests; because you have ignored the Torah of your God, I also will ignore your children.”

You want God to remember you?  You want His hand on your children?

Simple.  Return to the Torah.

Yeshua (Jesus) the living Torah calls us to walk as He walked in the written Torah.

Shalom.

Another Reason Jesus HAD to Die….

If you are like me, you have heard ten thousand times that Jesus/Yeshua died for our sin, the sin of the world, etc…

But did you know, Scripture teaches that He had to die for another reason?

Me neither.  It never dawned on me, but it is clearly there.

He HAD to die because His covenant bride had played the harlot and His Divine righteousness demanded that He divorce her.  His own law demanded that He could not remarry her except “she be released from the law concerning the husband.”

Continue reading “Another Reason Jesus HAD to Die….”

Grafted in? Then what?

Rav Shaul, in Ephesians 2 says,

“…remember that you were at that time separate from Messiah, excluded from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world. 13 But now in Messiah Yeshua you who formerly were far off have been brought near by the blood of Messiah….So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints, and are of Yahweh’s household,..”

If you are grafted into Messiah, then you are a no longer an alien, but one who sojourns with Israel.

Rav Shaul, in Ephesians 4, continues;

“…There is one body and one Spirit, just as also you were called in one hope of your calling; 5 one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all who is over all and through all and in all.”

Therefore,

The same Torah shall apply to the native as to the stranger who sojourns among you.  

Exodus 12:49

Got Torah?

Ponder this today.

Shalom Aleichem, Pete

Delight is in what??

Psalm 1: 1 How blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked,
Nor stand in the path of sinners,
Nor sit in the seat of scoffers!
2 BUT his delight is in the Torah of the Lord,
And in His Torah he meditates day and night.
He will be like a tree firmly planted by streams of water,
Which yields its fruit in its season
And its leaf does not wither;
And in whatever he does, he prospers.

The wicked are not so,
But they are like chaff which the wind drives away.
Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment,
Nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous.
For the Lord knows the way of the righteous,
But the way of the wicked will perish.

Blessings follow obedience to the Torah.  (See also Deu. 30:15-20; Ps. 119:1-2; James 1:25 among others…)

Shalom,  Pete

Yoke’s on you….

We have laying hens and the standby, ‘yolk’s on you…’ joke never gets old.

Well, the ‘yoke’ indeed is on you!!

How often I have heard ‘yoke of the Law….’  And Acts 15:10 gets quoted.

Well, this evening I saw something that was very interesting. Continue reading “Yoke’s on you….”

Taking out the Leaven…

On pondering the Days of Unleavened, it occurred to me that we do not focus enough on removing the leaven of Hollywood* from our lives. Yeshua spoke of leaven as the little sins that affect the whole lump. If we are to be a kadosh/set apart lump for Him, and our pursuit is holiness, then we should really consider the leaven of Hollywood.

During these days of house cleaning, let us focus on removing the leaven of video games, secular music, movies and TV shows. Even the seemingly innocuous ones. Hollywood ‘programming’ is just that. Programming. Hollywood seeks to influence culture and steer us toward ever lower moral standards.

Besides just getting us ‘out of Babylon.’ we need to focus on the harder task of getting Babylon out of us.

Rav Shaul writes, “Your glorying is not good. Know ye not that a little leaven leaveneth the whole lump? Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us: Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the unleavened of sincerity and truth.” (1 Cor. 5:6-8)

Shalom, Pete

*Hollywood used here as a euphemism for all of Babylon’s culture which Hollywood has a substantial hand in shaping.