Restoring kol Israel: Democratic Republic or Theocratic Patriarchy?

What will be the form of government in the Millennial Kingdom? Will it be a democratic republic?

Most people who never ponder the form of government in the Millennial Kingdom merrily assume that it will be some sort of democratic republic with Messiah at the head. But, is that a safe assumption?

Most all nations in western culture, particularly ‘christian’ nations, are some form of democratic republic, often with a strong bent toward egalitarian feminism. We generally regard this as the result of ‘Enlightenment’, but do we find any support for the ideals upon which most governmental forms are founded anywhere in Scripture? (Yes, dyed in the wool Presbyterians may think Paul’s eldership is, but that is simply how to behave in the diaspora…)

In fact, while western culture may have drawn a now fading moral code from, primarily, the Torah, any honest student will readily admit that the form of government comes straight out of Greece and Roman systems contemporary to Second Temple Judea. And, if one is to trace it further back, they would be surprised to find that Greco-Roman democratic ideas came from Esau and Genesis 36, but I digress. A good study on that topic is The Esau Effect from The Messianic Message.

Continue reading “Restoring kol Israel: Democratic Republic or Theocratic Patriarchy?”

The Garland of Grace

On several occasions I have shared the amazing beauty and depth of the Stu Lowndes’ videos. This morning I was again drawn to search them out and spend some time pondering the cavernous depths he opens with Scripture connections, imagery and music. ~ Masterful, leading to worship!

Enjoy this video and then go to his YouTube channel and drink the rich depth of other topics explored in verse and music.

Hating my brother…

Lately, I have found a new use for YouVersion.  Call me slow, but it only took me about two months to figure out that they have added an audio icon allowing the Scriptures to be heard instead of (or simultaneously while) read.  The benefit for me is that I spend hours on the road each week with my job and I can much more easily redeem the time.

About ten days ago I started listening to Jeremiah and just let it run.  I turn it on as soon as I get on the road and pause it at each work stop.  The result is that by Friday afternoon, I found myself in 1 John, having listened to nearly half of the Bible.  I can’t wait to finish and start over at Genesis.

While my mind may be wandering through many thoughts as I drive, I know Truth is going in and, at the very least, it is being absorbed by my subconscious.  And, this opens a whole ‘nother discussion about the very real physical changes, even at the DNA level (scientifically proven, cue Tzefania Pappas’ presentation at the 3rd Bney Yosef Congress), that occur in the brain based on what we are putting in.  Kelly, my wife, would offer a supporting opinion based on Switch ON Your Brain, by Dr. Caroline Leaf.  But, I digress.

So, early Friday afternoon I wrapped up my week’s drive while listening to Ephesians through 2 Peter, then interestingly, our Shabbat gathering Continue reading “Hating my brother…”

Sowing and Reaping the Kingdom: Torah Commentary by Ardelle Brody

by Al McCarn on tenpartsintheking.com:

Those who are familiar with Ardelle Brody’s Torah commentaries know the depth and breadth of her understanding of the Scriptures. We were pleasantly surprised this week to get a note from Ardelle asking to use quotes from Ten Part in the King in her weekly commentary. You will be blessed to read the lessons she has drawn from the annual counting of the omer – the 50 days between First Fruits and Shavuot (Pentecost). And, of course, we a blessed to read the kind words she includes about our book.

To receive Ardelle’s commentaries by email, contact her at:

ardellebrody@gmail.com


Kingdom Implications of the Agricultural Progression of the 50 Days
Torah Commentary on Counting the Omer

Ardelle Brody
April 4, 2018

Shalom!

Once again, due to the week of Unleavened Bread, there is a skip in the regular Torah readings.

Yeshua spoke more about the Kingdom than any other topic. Why is this? Because the Kingdom is the completion of the covenant made with Avraham. We can expect that the evil one would be all about preventing the realization of the Kingdom. The 50 days of the counting of the omer are important days that picture the process of the restoration of all of Israel. Last year, I sent out the agricultural progression which occurs during these 50 days. It begins with the wheat seed and ends with the two loaves of leavened bread waved on Shavuot. I’m repeating this information and following it with a summary of a book that I would highly recommend you purchase, read, and share.

These fifty days are not a time to relax. This is a time to go to work. The barley farmers would be in an intense mode of knuckling down, because if the barley is not harvested, they could not tend to the wheat crop, which came hard on its heels. These days are a time to transform us into more refined people, so we can more easily be mingled into unified “loaves” for יהוה to enjoy. To learn our place in the scope of things, let’s take a close look at all the jobs that are involved in the process of making a loaf of bread and preparing it for the “wave offering” (which happens on Shavuot):

1. Sowing or Planting the Seed: the same Hebrew verb for “sowing” or “planting” translates as “scattering”. It was a common ancient practice to “broadcast” the seed from a bag hung over one’s shoulder, but this should also catch our attention, because we are a people “scattered” over the whole earth, longing to be re-planted in our native soil. Nothing can be reaped that was not first sown, nor will we reap something different than what we planted. Everything we reap is what we have sown – whether with our attitudes, thoughts, actions, or priorities. We should not expect to get something out of the harvest that we did not put into it. Continue reading this excellent commentary…

Speaking of “Greater Israel”….

Just yesterday, I posted a bit about Greater Israel and the explosiveness of hte topic.  well, imagine my surprise when I received the following news analysis and prayer points email today that delves into the very topic!!  And, it all ties in very closely to a prayer tour regarding the Land that we are taking during our upcoming trip to Israel.  Fascinating synchronicity!

greaterisrael5Abba is up to something MAJOR in our days and potentially in the next few months!  Please read all of the following:

Israel Headline News, Analysis, and Prayer Targets ~ 3.8.18
Prepared for Bney Yosef North America

Scripture Focus:
Before she travailed, she brought forth; before her pain came, she was delivered of a man child. Who hath heard such a thing? who hath seen such things? Shall the earth be made to bring forth in one day? For shall a nation be born at once? for as soon as Zion travailed, she brought forth her children. Shall I bring to the birth, and not cause to bring forth? saith the LORD: shall I cause to bring forth, and shut the womb? saith thy God. Isaiah 66:7-9 Continue reading “Speaking of “Greater Israel”….”

Come!!  Let us go up!!

All across Christendom there is an amazing, Spirit-directed,  Torah awakening going on.  The goal of Yehovah, according to Scripture,  is the restoration of the Kingdom!

The house of Israel’s rebellion was not against the house of Judah, but against the house of David.  See 1 Kings 12:19.  In coming to Yeshua Ben David, we  begin to heal this divide, but there is a next and greater step of allegiance:

If this people go up to do sacrifice in the house of the Lord at Jerusalem, then shall the heart of this people turn again unto their Lord, even unto Rehoboam king of Judah, and they shall kill me, and go again to Rehoboam king of Judah.
1 Kings 12:27 KJV

Do you really want to take steps toward restoring the Kingdom?  Do you really, really want to see Messiah on the throne?

Then, here is the answer: make personal sacrifice and begin going to Jerusalem for the feasts…  even if just once every year or two!!  Help others get to the feasts.  Send fellowship/congregational representatives!!

GO UP!!!

On that note, stay tuned for an opportunity to go up for Pesach and the 3rd B’ney Yosef Congress.  Details in the next day or two…

THE Sukkot T-shirt!!! Get one before they are gone!!

Order MUST be placed by Aug 31st, 2017!!  Click here for detailed image!

Feast your eyes on one of the coolest Sukkot T’s I have seen.  And, it is not fellowship or site specific.  You need to get one to wear around your ‘messi-curious’ friends and family!

Available in a rainbow of colors at just $8, this is the BOMB!!

Here is what I received via email from my good friend, Steve King:

Sukkot T-shirts!  Sukkot is approaching again and we are so excited! Along with deciding where you will be celebrating the feast, it is also time to order your 2017 Sukkot T-shirts. The design is not specific to any location, so they can be worn wherever you decide to go. As you know, we have been producing these T-shirts for years, but this year’s T-shirt is really exciting! There has been a progression in theme since I took it over two years ago. You may not be aware of this, so let me recap the previous years: Two years ago it was establishing His Sukkot with a tent and all His people gathered together, dwelling in unity. Last year it was establishing that His people are those who are called by His Name. This year it is about the two sticks being reunited and gathering His people from the four corners of the Earth. I hope you will be blessed with many opportunities to share with others what the design means.
When ordering this year you will have the option of having the T-shirts sent directly to you or, if you still prefer, you can also pick them up from me to save on shipping cost. When you click on the link below it will take you directly to the 2017 Sukkot T-shirt order form. Click on the T-shirt and it will allow you to make your color and size selections. REMEMBER: 2XL and 3XL will have an additional charge of $2.00. At the end of the process it will add your tax. If you prefer to have it shipped to your address it will add that charge as well. I pray this new way of ordering is more convenient. If you know of someone who doesn’t use a computer but would like to have a T-shirt, please offer to order for them.

ALL ORDERS MUST BE PLACED BY: AUGUST 31 ST , 2017.

You do have permission to send this link out of state to any of your friends and family. I know last year we had orders  from Indiana, Tennessee, Georgia, and Florida! That was really exciting! My prayer is that there will be an outpouring of people wanting T-shirts to share with others about Our Father’s appointed feasts.

An epiphany re: Revelation 12:1-2…

What if the sign means….

We are hosting Al and Char McCarn this weekend as well as their two daughters, son-in-law and Akpene Torku.  Earlier this week, Al and Char celebrated their 30th anniversary, so the girls surprised them with a very nice brunch this morning.  As we were finishing the mimosas and tasty quiche, the conversation turned to the eclipse.

We read Revelation 12:1-2 together and discussed the coming signs in the heavens when I had an epiphany!!  Here we go:  Three “wandering stars” join the nine in Leo to become twelve and the woman conceives!!  Selah!

Maybe, just maybe, what this sign portents is a major shift in the relationship between the House of Judah and the House of Israel and their respective connections with the King.  The House of Israel (the nine stars in Leo*) has been with Yeshua for 2000 years.  Maybe, just maybe, this is the turning point in His revealing of Himself to the three tribes (Judah, Benjamin and Levi) in the House of Judah making the 12 star garland signifying the coming together and the birth of renewed/restored Israel!!  If this is the proper interpretation, watch for a MAJOR acceleration of restoration as the House of Israel begins to really awaken to Torah and come together while the House of Judah will begin a radical shift in perspective on Yeshua!

*Note: For those doing the math, there are actually 13 tribes named, though only 12 ever listed….  Joseph = Ephraim and Manashe…

Terrific continued dialog between Dr. Rivkah Adler and Al McCarn, re: The Dilemma of the Ger

The below linked article is a must read in the continued dialog between Dr. Adler and Al McCarn.  Please read, digest and ponder.  May Abba be glorified as He works out His plan of restoration in the world!!

A Jewish Response to The Dilemma of the Ger – http://wp.me/p4cMjG-1qV