Today’s Shabbat message by Warren Tanner is titled “The Conduit to God”. Warren takes us trough passages which he recommends us to pray to God before we come to the scriptures to read and study. The word of God is the conduit which He uses to reveal Himself to us. Warren also takes us through scriptures showing us how God can and does open our understanding and sight to the spiritual unseen realm around us. Our God is great!
No … not really … but …
It’s amazing how many people ask right off: “Do you no longer celebrate such-and-such a holiday?” Or, “Is that pagan too?” Or, “Are you not able to eat this either?” It seems that in most people’s minds this Hebraic life is defined by what we don’t or can’t do. Right away it’s all cast in a negative light in peoples’ perceptions. And you know what … I get it. I really do. Continue reading “I Want To Be Christian Again”
Our Source of Life
Matthew 4:4 — But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.
I know I say I believe this. I know you would probably say you believe this. But, in saying that, what does it mean to you? If we say we believe something, does that make it a living reality in our lives? Don’t get me wrong. It is good to believe this. It is good to acknowledge this. It is a positive statement to be voiced with our mouth. But, what does it really mean to you? Continue reading “Our Source of Life”
Notwithstanding: To not be willing. To not consent, yield, accept or desire.
Deuteronomy 1:26 – Notwithstanding ye would not go up, but rebelled against the commandment of the Lord your God.
I have just embarked on my reading of Deuteronomy. This is such an exciting book for me to read. I love it! It’s filled with so much in-your-face real life stuff. It’s where we live. It’s who we are.
But is it … for us? What are we who name the Name of Yeshua/Jesus supposed to do with all this good material? Is it just for the “Jews”? Or could it be that it’s for all that have been washed in the blood of Yeshua?
I do believe so. Here’s why … Continue reading ““Notwithstanding””
Numbers 21:4-5 — And they journeyed from mount Hor by the way of the Red sea, to compass the land of Edom: and the soul of the people was much discouraged because of the way. And the people spake against God, and against Moses, Wherefore have ye brought us up out of Egypt to die in the wilderness? for there is no bread, neither is there any water; and our soul loatheth this light bread.
I love the part that expresses exactly the emotional state of the people: “the soul of the people was much discouraged because of the way.” It’s such an honest statement. That’s one of the things I love and appreciate about God’s Word. God shows the squeaky clean as well as the down-and-dirty ugly. Continue reading ““Discouraged Because Of The Way””
“The Plague Has Begun” Numbers 16:46-50
This is where I am in my reading of the Scriptures. It made me think.
Now, I’m no prophet nor the son of a prophet BUT … something is amiss worldwide. Not just in America, but worldwide. However, I want to just focus on our country.
Back in 1976 I heard my Baptist hero of the faith Lester Roloff preach. Amongst other things, he said: Homosexuality will be the end-time sin that will bring America down. Everytime I heard Lester preach I’d soak it all in and try as best I could to absorb what he taught and preached. But to be honest, I sat there that day and said to myself: Lester, I love you but this time I honestly think you’re wrong.
You see back in 1976, the sins that are now out in the open in full force were still in many ways in their infancy. Around that same time, he also preached a message entitled: They Didn’t Quit (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6f8yos8QJ1I). Please go to it and watch it. It isn’t very long. In it he mentions three things that are going to bring America down. First, America is a drunkard nation. Second, America is a murdering nation (abortion). Third, America is a nation of Sodomites.
This was something that very few preachers expounded like he did (then and now) — and it cost him. It wasn’t just his enemies that distanced themselves from him but even churches that had backed and supported his ministry. That kind of preaching doesn’t help build local churches that need people to come and pay the bills.
But I want to suggest something.
I believe it’s that kind of preaching people really need to hear once again. Have you ever read the Prophets in the Bible? They weren’t the personal favorites of a whole lot of people. But yet they preached and —- it cost them as well. It’s time that we who know Jesus (Yeshua) Christ (Messiah) as Lord and Saviour stand up unashamedly and proclaim the whole truth/content of God’s word. We’re seeing the results of this diminished message all across our country. Our pulpits need to thunder out once again: Thus saith the LORD! —
What in the world has happened to us? I’m talking to us, not the world.
I’d like to suggest we’re just like our forefathers before us that grew at ease in their Zion. We are too much of a mixture — some part Christian, some part worldly. The lines between the two have become too blurred in our lives.
Many of you might not be as old as I am. I have seen so many changes in my lifetime in our country. Many of which have taken us further and further from the Biblical dictates and morals that brought the blessings of God on our nation. Can you imagine that when I grew up, for example, stores and businesses were closed on Sundays. Only pharmacies and a few gas stations were open. That was it! Now, not only is the world throwing off the yoke of Bible standards but God’s people as well.
I personally don’t think there will be a turning back. The genie has been let out of the bottle. There’s no putting this worldwide rejection and rebellion back into the bottle. Yes, God will still move and do His work. People will get saved and live for Him. But folks —
The Plague Has Begun.
I Peter 4:17 — For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?