What is the true Sabbath and how do we keep it?
“Let us therefore be in awe/reverence, lest a promise being left us of entering into His Rest, any of you should come short of it… There remains, therefore, a keeping of a Sabbath to the people of God.” Hebrews 4
Many argue that the day of rest called for by God is Saturday (the seventh day of the week) or Sunday (the first day of the week). God called for His people to keep the weekly Sabbath, the seventh day, as a token to remember the Sabbath Day to keep it holy unto Him. But the true Sabbath is much bigger than that. It is written, “Don’t be ignorant of the one thing: One day to the LORD is as a thousand years” (2 Peter 3:8), and “in six days, that is six thousand years all things will be accomplished” (Barnabus 13:4-5). Genesis 2 tells us that God finished His work on the sixth day and on the seventh day He rested and sanctified that day to be kept to Him.
“Mene, Mene, Tikel Upharsin.” These were the Hebrew words written on the wall in the Biblical Book of Daniel. The only one who could interpret them for Belshazzar, King of Babylon, was Daniel, a Jewish man who had been taken into captivity from Judea by Nebuchadnezzar. Before interpreting the words, Daniel reprimanded Belshazzar for not humbling himself before the God of Heaven. He had in fact exalted himself against God, stolen the vessels from the Temple in Judea and was using them in his own temple to drink wine and party with his friends. Belshazzar worshiped gods/idols of gold and silver which “neither see, nor hear, nor know” anything. Therefore, God sent a hand to write on the wall before the king: “Mene. Mene, tekel, upharsin.” When the king’s “wise” men, magicians, and priests couldn’t tell him what it meant, he finally called Daniel.
This is the interpretation: Continue reading ““Mene, Mene, Tikel Upharsin” – The Writing’s on the Wall”
The Goldilocks Zone
Perfect organization does not come out of chaos, all breakthroughs in science show greater and greater organization. At first they may seem random and chaotic, but the more we learn the more organized and perfect they become. Unlike things created by man which upon closer inspection reveal greater imperfections, science does the opposite.
Our universe is fine tuned for life, what some call the Goldilocks zone (Not too cold, not too hot, but just right). If any one of a number of fundamental physical constants were altered, even a hair, life wouldn’t be possible. If a proton were just one percent heavier, it would decay into a neutron, and atoms would fly apart. If the weak force were slightly stronger than it is, or weaker than it is, higher elements necessary for life would have never been created in the cores of stars. And so on. The odds against all of these constants being precisely what they need to be are trillions to one against. Going further, to have the Goldilocks zone exist to support life is nothing short of miraculous, but for that life to contemplate its own existence, to even ask the question “Is there a God?” has odds in the trillions of trillions of trillions to one against. Continue reading “Does Science disprove God?”
What is the doctrine of Rapture?
“According to some millenarian teaching, it is the “transport” of (a “believer”) from earth to heaven at the Second Coming of Christ.” Said to be based on the Revelation 21:1-6, they actually think “the chosen” will be lifted up bodily into the sky, leaving nothing but a pile of clothes behind. Millenarianism itself is actually based in Zoroastrianism which is an ancient pagan, Persian religion.
Worship of the Queen of Heaven
The pagan celebration of the worship of Ishtar, the Queen of Heaven, has morphed into what is now called “Easter.” By changing the name they hoped to bury the origin of the worship of the Queen of Heaven, but we will expose the roots of this deception. Today she is worshiped under the name, “Virgin Mary.” They change the names but the characters are the same.
In 2016 The National Retail Federation expected consumers to spend $17.3 billion, up considerably from what they spent in 2008 – that number was $14.4 billion! This day definitely makes the merchants of the earth become very rich.
The Friday before “Easter” is celebrated in religious tradition as the day when Y’hoshua (Jesus) was crucified and placed in the tomb. It is difficult to imagine what sort of mindset would identify the day Y’hoshua was murdered as “Good.” Some claim that the term “Good” simply means “pious” or “holy” but again, what is holy or pious about the day the “Son of God” was murdered. Do you think that God considers the day his Son was killed to be Good? Roman Catholic doctrine considers Jesus to be God incarnate which is even more absurd to think that men not only killed God but celebrate the deed. What kind of god can be killed by his own creation? Consider what happened to those who sought to kill God at the Tower of Babel.
What does Easter have to do with Passover? In a word: nothing! Both “holy days” are celebrated in the Spring and both are described as “abomination” in God’s Word. These designations are all they have in common. Easter originated in ancient Babylon as the worship of the “god” Tammuz and his mother, Ishtar/Ashtoreth and while they say Passover originates in the Torah, when looked at closely there is little resemblance to what they do and what is contained in the Book of Exodus and all the Law. Hebrews 10:1, says “the Law is a shadow of good things to come and not the very image of the thing.”
According to Wikipedia, “Saint Patrick’s Day, or the Feast of Saint Patrick, is a cultural and religious celebration held on 17 March, the traditional death date of Saint Patrick, the foremost patron saint of Ireland.” This doesn’t really give much information! The truth is the whole tradition of Patrick is nothing but a deception designed to make the Irish people forget their heritage and follow Roman Catholicism. Continue reading “The Pagan Origins of St. Patrick’s Day, March 17th”
Vain Repetitious Prayers
While the ‘Lord’s Prayer’ continues to be mindlessly recited in congregations who gather in their ‘houses of worship,” not many know the origin or the meaning of the prayer. Y’hoshua’s preliminary instruction on how to pray to the Father in heaven is this:
“When you pray, you shall not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray… that they may be seen of men… And don’t use vain repetition as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking. Don’t be like them, for your Father knows the things you have need of, before you ask Him. Therefore you should pray in this manner: Continue reading “Deliver Us from Evil”
During this time of year – some might ask – Why don’t you do lent? My answer is Why do it? Anyone who has had a child knows that the number one question asked of a parent is “Why?” This is a valid question that must needs be answered here. If you consider God’s Word, there is no mention of Lent the way it is practiced today. Why?! Lent is the pre-cursor to the most important “holy-day” according to some, so why is the practice not found in the Word of God? Did Moses say “thou shalt put ash on your forehead on the Wednesday after Fat Tuesday and give up something for forty days?” Most definitely-he did not! Therefore – we can deduce that this practice has It’s roots elsewhere.
According to Alexander Hislop in his book The Two Babylons, the forty days’ abstinence of Lent was directly borrowed from the worshippers of the Babylonian goddess (Ishtar – Astarte – the Queen of Heaven) … Among the Pagans this Lent seems to have been an indispensable preliminary to the great annual festival in commemoration of the death and resurrection of Tammuz, which was celebrated by alternate weeping and rejoicing … Continue reading “Is that Lent in your pocket?”