Lets look at what else the scripture has to say.
Sunday, December 27, 2009
Lets look at what else the scripture has to say.
Friday, December 11, 2009
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Oh, Craig and Corey are both laid off from work right now. Corey is hoping to go back to his job in January. Craig isn't sure yet when he's going to get called back, BUT, he sure has gotten a lot of stuff done here. He built a wall in the living room area to enclose all that glass and keep the place warmer in the winter. It looks really nice. He got right to it and did it pretty much all by himself. Next, he plans to work on the garage...oh my, that's gonna be a LOT more challenging! The boys and I are just plugging away at school. Tanner has been gobbling up books on computer programing and has begun to design ( when I say design, I mean write code to create) a web page. He has started his own blog and is now getting ready to study some graphic design so he can add his own graphics to the games he's creating on his computer. He's a smart fellow! Caleb and I are pulling up the rear and just holding down the fort while everyone else gets the big stuff done!
I finally have most of Grandma's stuff taken care of, just a couple of loose ends to close up. It's taken almost an entire year to close things up...our legal system is a joke and is certainly designed with attorneys and state in mind. I still miss her sooo much. I thank the LORD for her nearly every day, what a blessing she was to me and my boys. Thank you Father for my family that is here with me now. What a blessing they are to me, all the boys and the two girls. Please Keep us close Father!
Well, gotta get some up-to-date pics to add to blog...sometime soon!
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
I've got to get some pics up on the blog so everyone can see how we're all doing!
Be blessed, Traci and family
PS Got some really good scripture study stuff to share...pray I get the chance to share it!
Monday, August 10, 2009
This is briefly written to point out that there days determined by Yah which are to be observed and there are days determined by man which Yah does not delight in...do we know the difference...do we care to?
Which one should you keep?
(This post does not detail the instructions given by Abba to keep the Feasts and Sabbath. The instructions for these days and their observances are found in Leviticus ch. 23)
Let’s look at scripture to see if we can make Abba’s instructions clear:
6And he made his son pass through the fire, and observed times, and used enchantments, and dealt with familiar spirits and wizards. He wrought much wickedness in the sight of the LORD, to provoke Him to anger.
4Also he built altars in the house of the LORD (he built his alters for false idol worship in the house of God), whereof the LORD had said, "In Jerusalem shall My name be for ever."
5And he built altars for all the host of heaven in the two courts of the house of the LORD.
6And he caused his children to pass through the fire in the Valley of the Son of Hinnom; also he observed times, and used enchantments, and used witchcraft, and dealt with mediums and with wizards. He wrought much evil in the sight of the LORD to provoke Him to anger.
10There shall not be found among you any one who maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or who useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch,
11or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer.
12For all who do these things are an abomination unto the LORD, and because of these abominations the LORD thy God doth drive them out from before thee.
13Thou shalt be perfect with the LORD thy God.
Paul reprimands the Galatians for returning back to their old ways from which they came from…Paganism:
10Ye observe days and months and times and years.
26And Jeroboam said in his heart, "Now shall the kingdom return to the house of David.
27If 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."
29And he set the one in Bethel, and the other put he in Dan.
30And this thing became a sin, for the people went to worship before the one, even unto Dan.
31And he made a house of high places, and made priests of the lowest of the people, who were not of the sons of Levi.
32And Jeroboam ordained a feast in the eighth month, on the fifteenth day of the month, like unto the feast that is in Judah, and he offered upon the altar. So did he in Bethel, sacrificing unto the calves that he had made; and he placed in Bethel the priests of the high places which he had made.
33So he offered upon the altar which he had made in Bethel the fifteenth day of the eighth month, even in the month which he had devised of his own heart, and ordained a feast unto the children of Israel; and he offered upon the altar and burned incense.
22Though ye offer Me burnt offerings and your meat offerings, I will not accept them; neither will I regard the peace offerings of your fat beasts.
Saturday, August 1, 2009
The bible tells us that temple sacrifices will be resumed prior to the return of Messiah. This may be very significant to us at this particular time in history when so many things begin to unfold that point to a time that the bible says will be like no other time in history.
Scripture tells us to watch and pray as you see the day approaching. Yah is the ONE who fights the battle, we are to "be still and see the salvation of Yahuah". It is the final battle, kingdom against kingdom (Kingdom of our LORD and kingdom of satan) and it is determined which one wins already. For now, we are to be "watchmen" calling to men to be ready and to be prepared. So for now we watch, pray, and call men to keep the ways the LORD has instructed men to do because as scripture says "it is not a vain thing that you do the words of the LORD for they are life to you".
Here's the article: Temple Institute to Build Sacrificial Altar on Tisha B'av (9th of Av)
by Yehudah Lev Kay
(IsraelNN.com) The Temple Institute will begin building the sacrificial altar on Thursday, Tisha B’av (9th of Av), a fast day when Jews mourn the destruction of the Temple some 2,000 years ago.
Email readers, please click here to view the video report.The sacrificial altar was located in the center of the Temple, and upon it the Kohanim (priests) offered the numerous voluntary and obligatory sacrifices commanded in the Bible. The Temple Institute, which has already built many of the vessels for the Holy Temple, such as the ark and the menorah, has now embarked on a project to build the altar. Construction begins Thursday in Mitzpe Yericho (east of Jerusalem) at 5:30 p.m.“Unfortunately, we cannot currently build the altar in its proper place, on the Temple Mount,” Temple Institute director Yehudah Glick said. “We are building an altar of the minimum possible size so that we will be able to transport it to the Temple when it is rebuilt." Even a minimum size altar will work out to be approximately 2 meters tall, 3 meters long, and 3 meters wide. Workers have collected around 10 cubic meters of rocks weighing several tons already. The rocks were gathered from the Dead Sea area and wrapped individually to assure they remain whole and are not touched by metal, as the Bible requires.“The Torah says that no iron tools should be used on the altar’s stones,” Glick explained. “The altar represents a connection to life and to the creation of the world. Iron is the opposite – it is used to build tools of war, death, and destruction.”The stones will be cemented together with a mixture of sand, clay, tar, and asphalt. Researchers from the Temple Institute visited the Finish glass factory near Yerucham to learn how to create a mixture which would remain as cool as possible under the altar’s unremitting fires and protect the Kohanim, who always worked in the Temple barefoot.Glick said that Tisha B’av, a day associated with mourning, is really the ideal time to begin to build the Temple. “People mistakenly think Tisha B’av is only a day to cry,” he explained. “It also has to be a day of action. We have the ability in our era to begin the construction of the Temple." “There are many positive developments recently with regard to the Temple,” Glick added. “Hundreds of Jews visited the Temple Mount this week, and more and more continue to come, after undergoing the requisite ritual immersion.”The Temple Institute is searching for donations to help build the altar, which will cost around NIS 100,000 (approximately $26,000). More information is available at http://www.templeinstitute.org/main.htm.
Watch and pray
Right now most of his interests involve thinking up business ideas, designing computer games, and graphics, reading, riding bikes, basketball, camping. His first job was selling eggs from our chickens (when we still had them) and he made quite a bit of money from that...because he never spent ANY of it (I told you he's smart)! Right now, he's been making and selling colloidal silver machines. We started it as a science project and as a way he could make a few bucks. It's a specialty item but he hasn't done too bad with it. He likes doing his own stuff. He would like to have his own business and work for himself. I think he could!
You're a great guy Tan, I hope ya have a great school year (and me too) and that we don't get overwhelmed! Love ya, Mom
Here is one of those distorted pics Tanner took of himself with his computer...fortunately he doesn't look anything like this but it is a hoot! He looks like one of those animated super hero guys!
Saturday, July 25, 2009
Here are a few funny pics the boys took of themselves on the computer. They're always doing something wild with the computer; being guys on the news, commercials and short movies. They are quite a hoot sometimes and we get quite a chuckle out of 'em. In the top pic, Tanner is the "fattest man". The second pic looks like it could be Caleb when he's about 16, The next one is when Tanner is ALL finished with school, and I think in the bottom one, Caleb looks a little like the lead singer from the beatles! Ha!
As we sat talking about scriptures today, Caleb said to me (as his one thought leads to another thought thing kicks in) "did Yah say that there is supposed to be 24 hours in a day?" I explained to him that a man made up the time we keep on the clocks. A day as described by Yah is sunset to sunset. That is one day. In Genesis, He said, "the evening (sunset) and the morning (continuing until sunset) are the first DAY. SO...man can count the hours in a day or on the clock by dividing it any way they want, they can say it's 24 hours, 15 hours, 36 hours...and so on no matter how they divie it up, it's still man's description of time Which doesn't change what Yah says is one day. Which led us into this discussion (as MY one thought leads to another thought kicked in) EVERYTHING THAT YAH PUT INTO PLACE IS FOREVER (until heaven and earth pass away)! A day is a day still today, sunset to sunset. All the laws of nature created for this world: thermodynamics, gravity, laws governing water, motion and so on, remain true and constant forever as long as this world exists. The law of time. Time is only created for this world...why? Because Yah lives in eternity there is no end to Him. Time is created for the fallen world we live in because there is a certain amount of time appointed to us before the LORD (Yah) restores everything back to the way it was in the garden, the way it was meant to be.
So, I explained to him, ALL the laws that Yah created for this world from the very beginning are created for this world until it passes away. Man cannot change those truths that Yah has said. The laws of nature are a picture of the laws or instructions Yah gave to man. They are created for this world and they just are. Man may call them what he likes, try to manipulate them or do away with them all together but Yah has put them in place and they are created to exist here in this world FOR OUR GOOD, forever!
Yah is good. I am thankful for His truths and the opportunity we have to learn them and share them with our children.
Thoughts from this Sabbath day
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
(This is good!)
I don't need any reminders that I'm getting old. I'm reminded every day when I can't remember what happened an hour ago, what I went into a room for, or call one of my kids by the wrong name. I used to be able to remember details from years ago, now I'm lucky if I can remember my own birth date.
If all that's not enough, the physical signs are starting to crop up-the tiny wrinkles and the body aches. I sometimes hurt in random places and have absolutely no explanation why. I get phantom pains that show up and go away just at quickly as they appeared, leaving me thinking that I am being prepared for something...maybe training for bigger aches and pains down the road.
Every now and then though, something happens that gives me just a glimmer of hope. Like yesterday morning when I woke up blind in one eye.
Doesn't sound like something that would pep me up, does it? Well, that's the way it worked out.
I got up at the normal time and stumbled to the bathroom, only banging into the wall once in the process, which was when I heard a strange tinkling sound. I immediately disregarded this sound because I do well just to find my way around the house at 5 a.m., and have no hope of solving any mysteries at such an early hour.
It was when I was exiting the bathroom that I discovered that my right eye had gone all wee-wonky. everything seemed very far away and fuzzy and, try as I might, I could not get that eye to focus.
"What now!?" I muttered to myself. Wasn't it enough that I had already been doomed to bifocals? Now this? I blinked the eye repeatedly, hoping to get some semblance of normal operation. I went through coffee-making and tuning in the weather channel on television using my good eye and a fair amount of yelling.
I learned that walking around with one eye closed can make you a little seasick and noted that if I kept my right eye half open the nausea abated, but caused the right eye to twitch uncontrollably.
Once I managed to find some form of function with one good eye and one fuzzy one, the morbid thoughts started to creep in. What was all this about, anyway? A symptom of a brain tumor? The beginnings of a cataract? No matter how I tried to focus on the weather, my thoughts were inexorably drawn to my mortality.
The next thing I knew I was thinking about all the things I was going to miss when this bad eye ultimately killed me- because I am a pessimist by nature and had convinced myself in the space of less than 10 minutes that I was dying. It was optical cancer or some never-heard- of rare and exotic disease that was causing this early symptom, and I would never see my grandkids or take that trip to Ireland that I've been planning. A great sadness set in when I came to the realization that my days were now of lesser number than they were yesterday. Now I had an inkling of what my future would be... and it was short.
But I still had to go to work.
So I set about getting ready; ironing my clothes, hunting for my shoes, waking up the kids and trying not to get choked up knowing that I would ultimately have to tell them that the old lady had one foot in the grave.
I made my way to the bathroom for my shower and it was then that I found the cause of the strange tinkling sound that I had heard earlier. There was what appeared to be a small rectangular piece of glass lying on the floor by the bathroom door. I squinted at it with my good eye trying to determine what it was and where it came from. It was only when I got down on my knees by the toilet and picked it up that I let out a hoop of relief. It was the right lens to my glasses. I guess when I smacked into the wall in my sleepy stupor I did it with enough force to pop the lens out.
Just to make sure, I reached for my glasses, where they sat faithfully on the bridge of my nose, and when my finger went right through the frame and I poked myself firmly in the eye, I knew I had solved the mystery and my heart soared.
Maybe I will see my grandkids. Maybe I will see Ireland. For the time being I was just rejoicing in the fact that I could see at all!!!
This story came from the "After the chores" section of COUNTRYSIDE Mag., written by CJ Mouser. I got my usual bi-monthly mag. one day and I was sitting reading this story to Craig, not something I usually do. We sat and laughed nearly thru the whole story... the wee-wonky eye, Ha! Maybe Craig could relate to the one eye thing but we can all related to the crazy thoughts that come into our heads sometimes.
I just wanted to share this story and even tho I've had it now for prob. a couple of years now, I still laught when I read it. Hope you liked it.
Just for laughs
Monday, July 13, 2009
I never tripped over toys or forgot words to a lullaby.
I didn‘t worry whether or not my plants were poisonous. I never thought about immunizations.
Before I was a Mom,
I had never been puked on. Pooped on. Chewed on. Peed on. I had complete control of my mind and my thoughts.
I slept all night.
Before I was a Mom,
I never held down a screaming child so doctors
could do tests Or give shots.
I never looked into teary eyes and cried. I never got gloriously happy over a simple grin. I never sat up late hours at nightwatching a baby sleep.
Before I was a Mom,
I never held a sleeping baby just because
I didn‘t want to put her down. I never felt my heart break into a million pieces when I couldn‘t stop the hurt.
I never knew that something so small
could affect my life so much..
I never knew that I could love someone so much.
I never knew I would love being a Mom.
Before I was a Mom,
I didn‘t know the feeling of
having my heart outside my body..
I didn ‘ t know how special it could feel
to feed a hungry baby.
I didn‘t know that bond
between a mother and her child.
I didn ‘ t know that something so small
could make me feel so important and happy.
Before I was a Mom,
I had never gotten up in the middle of the night
every 10 minutes to make sure all was okay.
I had never known the warmth,
or the satisfaction of being a Mom.
I didn ‘ t know I was capable of feeling so much,
before I was a Mom .
Send this to someone who you think is an awesome Mom.
May you always be overwhelmed by the Grace of God rather than by the cares of life!
Legrand Bouma...(I think)
Sunday, July 12, 2009
You may recall that when we interviewed Mark Biltz for our May 2008 issue of Prophecy in the News magazine, we noted that he had discovered three solar eclipses that would occur on each of three annual calendar dates that introduce the Jewish month of Av for the years 2008, 2009, and 2010. The first eclipse occurred on August 1, 2008. The second solar eclipse is coming up this month — on July 22, 2009, and the third will happen on July 11, 2010. Though these dates vary in our Gregorian calendar, they occur on the same calendar date in the Jewish calendar — Av 1. A solar eclipse occurs when the moon travels across the face of the sun, thus blocking out its sunlight.
A "total" solar eclipse means that the moon is large enough (closer to Earth) to completely cover the surface of the sun, whereas, an "annular" solar eclipse means that the moon is farther away from Earth and appears smaller than the sun’s disk. A "partial" solar eclipse means that the moon only crosses part the sun’s surface, but does not completely block out its light. These three solar eclipses are "total" eclipses — last year in the far north, this year across the middle of Earth’s surface, and next year in the far south.
The solar eclipse last year (August 1, 2008) was seen in parts of the Arctic, Siberia, and central Asia. The second of these three solar eclipses will be coming up this month on July 22, 2009. Sky & Telescope magazine (December 2008) had a story about this solar eclipse, saying that it would be the longest eclipse of the century and would not be seen in this configuration again until 2132.
Fred Espenak and Jay Anderson, writers for Sky & Telescope said, "A total eclipse of the sun will cross China next summer. Unlike the eclipse last August, the one on July 22, 2009, will darken major cities, densely populated countryside, and a vast expanse of tropical ocean."
"The third total solar eclipse will happen on July 11, 2010, almost entirely over the South Pacific. Easter Island and southern Chile (at sunset) offer the only landfalls. The South Pacific is again the site of the next one, on November 13, 2012."
November 13, 2012 ... hmmm ... that’s in the fourth year of this Sabbatical cycle, near December 12, 2012, the final day in the Mayan calendar. Could these be heavenly signs?
The total solar eclipse this month will have a magnitude of 1.080 that will be visible from a narrow corridor through northern India, eastern Nepal, northern Bangladesh, Bhutan, the northern tip of Myanmar, central China and the Pacific Ocean, including Ryukyu Islands, Marshall Islands and Kiribati. Totality will be visible in many cities such as Surat, Varanasi, Patna, Thimphu, Chengdu, Chongqing, Wuhan, Hangzhou and Shanghai. A partial eclipse will be seen from the much broader path of the Moon‘s penumbra, including most of South East Asia and north-eastern Oceania. The northern Iwo Jima island is the landmass with totality time closest to maximum.
On Friday, August 1, 2008, a total eclipse of the Sun was visible from within a narrow corridor that traversed half the Earth. The path of the Moon’s umbral shadow began in Canada and extended across northern Greenland, the Arctic, central Russia, Mongolia, and China. A partial eclipse was seen within the much broader path of the Moon’s penumbral shadow, which included northeastern North America, most of Europe and Asia.
On Sunday, July 11, 2010, a third total eclipse of the Sun will be visible from within a narrow corridor that traverses Earth’s southern hemisphere. The path of the Moon’s umbral shadow will cross the South Pacific Ocean where it will make no landfall except for Mangaia (Cook Islands) and Easter Island (Isla de Pascua). The path of totality will end just after reaching southern Chile and Argentina. The Moon’s penumbral shadow will produce a partial eclipse visible from a much larger region covering the South Pacific and southern South America.
What is remarkable about these solar eclipses is the unusual way they occur on the Jewish calendar. There are several Scriptures that predict signs in the Sun and Moon around the time of the Tribulation Period. Isaiah wrote:
"Behold, the day of the LORD cometh, ... the sun shall be darkened in his going forth, and the moon shall not cause her light to shine.
"And I will punish the world for their evil, and the wicked for their iniquity; and I will cause the arrogancy of the proud to cease, and will lay low the haughtiness of the terrible" (Isa. 13:9-11).
John wrote: "And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood" (Rev. 6:12).It is possible that solar and lunar eclipses over the next few years hold heavenly messages for mankind??
Saturday, July 4, 2009
I have a couple of sites that I have recently "perused" which I liked and I will share. The first is http://dld123.com/debraslist/list.php?topic=Food#L00720 This gal has a ton of stuff on her site with mega links to stuff like: organic food, safe cookware, organic wine, and all the usual "green" and healthy topics. It's a fun site to look at. I found her while I was searching for a stainless steel Wok as stainless steel is supposed to be a "safe" cookware. I found out from her site that there is a difference in stainless steel products. Some stainless steel (18/0) does not have the alloys that regular stainless steel (18/10) has like nickle, which when the pan is scratched, leaches out into food...So it's good to do your shopping after you study the info!
Another site that I have visited is http://www.seedsofchange.com/organic_foods/default.asp . It is a site dedicated to information about genetically modified foods and such. It gives a rather extensive list of brands of foods which do contain genetically modified material. AKA, Frankenfoods! God said not to mix seeds. He's the creator and He knew it would hurt us if we did it...but for the sake of making a dollar, men will do whatever they want to do with no concern for the instructions for life that Yahuah left to us.
Just fun stuff
We love you too EZ, you're a good boy!
This has not occured yet in it's fullness as this scripture speaks of a time when there will be peace, but We are being "called up" or back to the WAYs that the LORD instructed Israel in, so that we all may walk in His ways, His ancient paths as the scripture instructs us to do also.
Saturday, June 27, 2009
Friday, June 26, 2009
Ingredients: 3 cups or more of raw spinach
1 large can (6.5 or 7 oz.) of high-quality salmon, with bones
1/3 cup of diced or shredded assorted raw cheeses such as Swiss or Gouda
3 Tablespoons sesame seeds
2 Tablespoons flaxseeds
Directions: Place chilled and drained salmon in a bowl and flake it with a fork. Spread raw spinach on a large, chilled salad plate. Place drained salmon over the spinach leaves. Sprinkle with assorted raw cheeses, sesame seeds, and flaxseeds. Top with your favorite dressing.
Ingredients:5 oz grass-fed steak, grilled to desired doneness
2 cups mixed greens
1 avocado, sliced
½ red bell pepper, julienned
1 carrot, julienned
1 small tomato, chopped
¼ small red onion, sliced
¼ cup raw cheddar cheese, grated
2 Tablespoons Lemon Thyme Vinaigrette (recipe follows)
Directions:Layer ingredients on a chilled large salad plate, starting with the mixed greens and topping it all off with the vinaigrette. Serve. Enjoy!
Lemon Thyme VinaigretteIngredients:
3/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup olive oil
1/4 cup finely cut thyme
2 Tablespoons raw honey
1/4 cup raw apple cider vinegar
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Directions:Whisk all ingredients together. Top salad with vinaigrette.
Black Bean Summer Salad Serves 4-6
Ingredients:2 cups of freshly cooked black beans
½ cup of chopped green onions
2 avocados, peeled, seeded and chunked
¼ cup of fresh basil, chopped
2 fully ripened large tomatoes, chopped
2 cups frozen corn, thawed and drained
¼ cup fresh cilantro, chopped
1 lime, juiced
1 tablespoon olive oil
Grated mozzarella cheese
Directions:Drain the freshly cooked black beans; set aside and cool. After the beans have cooled, use a large bowl and combine the black beans, green onions, avocados, basil, tomatoes, corn, cilantro, juice of one lime, olive oil, sea salt, and pepper. Chill. Top with shredded mozzarella cheese. Serve.
Jordan Rubin, The Maker's Diet
These are great recipes for this time of year when it is so hot. They are also very healthy. This is a great time of year to take advantage of eating fresh and raw!
Thursday, June 25, 2009
There is a movement that is taking place at this time in history. Many refer to it as the Hebrew roots movement. Many are recognizing many untruths that are being taught in the churches today. Many are coming to an understanding that our Heavenly Father has called us into a relationship with Him that is not mingled with the worship of false gods. He gave His people some instructions so that they might go in THE WAYs of life and so that their worship of Him was for Him alone. Many are awakening to the understanding that the WORD is in union and that there is no division in it. Yahushua is the word from the beginning and the scripture says that THE WORD IS NOT TO HAVE ANYTHING TAKEN AWAY FROM IT! And it is not to have anything added to it. Scripture also says that THE WORD OF THE LORD IS FOREVER!
Zechariah gives a prophechy about a time when men will come to the Jewish people who know Yahuah and will say to them, we will go your way, we see the truth of the WORD and that it is true and lasting to every generation as Yahuah said it would.
Thus says the Lord of hosts: In those days (a day yet to come) it shall come to pass that ten men shall take hold out of all languages of the nations (referance to the promise given to Abe...out of every nation, kindred and tongue will he call His people, the lost sheep), even shall they take hold of the skirt (referance to the tzi tzi, or hem of His garment) of him that is a Jew, saying,
'We will go with you: (The Way of the Torah)
for we have heard that God is with you' (The WORD of Yahuah is the way, the truth and it is the life and Yahushuah is the word of Yahuah...He is whole and complete. In Him alone the way is literally spelled out to us and for the times when we fail the way, He has made provision by Himself (His physical sacrifice of His body) so that we might not be lost again from THE WAY of life.
We, the lost sheep are being called by the Shepard. The breach of His people is finally going to be bound up (no more separation) and healed, and as always, it will be THE WORD of Yahuah that restores all things. Scripture says, one law for all, one shepard, one flock, one word, one spirit and they ALL agree.
In this "Hebrew roots" movement, we see people being "restored" to the WORD given by Yahuah from the beginning. They are beginning to keep Sabbath (friday sunset to Saturday sunset), wear tzi tzi (fringe on the hem of their garment as instructed by scripture), keep the holy Feast days (and not the pagan holidays) as the scripture instructs. People are learning about the prophetic truths that are embedded in the Feasts days that point to the return of our Messiah. No wonder satan wants the world to believe that the first half is not for us and that if we take hold of it, it will bring us death...because he is a liar! He doesn't want us to know when our Messiah will come and he also doesn't want us to recognize Him. If we don't know that He WAS AND IS THE WORD (the same one from the beginning...nothing added to, nothing taken away...it doesn't change) then we may miss Him just the way they did! Yahuah forbid.
Behold, the Bridegroom cometh, sound the trumpet!
The Hebraic Roots movement is many things, but one of its key elements is the work to restore the lost Hebraic nature of scripture to Christians. Sometimes this is called returning to our Jewish roots, and so it is in part,but it is more. The Most High gave His people instructions that would be unmistakable in the world as belonging to Him. His people were to be His own and be a chosen people, a kingdom of priests, a holy nation. One of the worst things that could happen to the people of Adonai is to assimilate into the world's fashion and to mingle our worship so that it is not set apart: to think like the world thinks and to follow the world's lead. Our purpose is to lead the world to worship and obey the Almighty and to understand that His ways are the ways of life and not death!!! With such a task before us we must be assimilation proof. We must reflect the ancient ways he gave us else how can we show that we have something different and better to offer the world. As the scripture teaches us, we are graphed into them...not them into us.
Mark Biltz, El Shaddai Ministries (I have added my thoughts to the above statement to try and clearify the meaning of the statement)
Mark Biltz also has teaching on Channukkah which further explains the problems that are arising related to Abba's people assimilating in the world and how those who haven't done so will be "set apart" from the rest of the world in the end of days. Very interesting information and well worth your time to listen to. I don't have a link to that particular teaching but here is a link to his site where you could get info. to help locate it:
When Braelynne comes in the morning, almost the first thing out of her mouth is, "side?" with her little finger pointing at the door. She's an outdoor girl. We can't even say the word around her because she has her radar on and hears it and immediately asks to go, "side?"
Uncle Tanner and Uncle Caleb like it when "B" is having a good time.
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
A simple lemonade with honey and real lemons. It'sreally thirst quenching. I use a short cup of honey mixed with a cup of warm water to liquify it. Then I add the juice of up to 6 lemons,sometimes throwing in a lime or two. Add water to make a gallon.Shake. Chill. Enjoy.
I also like what we call "Honegar." It's a mix of a short cup of honey and a short cup of apple cider vinegar with a gallon of water. This drink will really get your electrolytes in fast. When cramping up because of sweating too much from the weather,working outside in the blazing sun, have a glass of Honegar and it relaxes muscles almost instantly because of the minerals. A glass of Natural Calm magnesium will work as well, but we save that for at night.
The Honegar will reinvigorate, load you with mineral/electrolytes, flush out your system and it's just plain oldrefreshing.
Ideas from my friend, Teresa C.
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Mark Twain once wrote that "When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much he had learned in seven years." The wisdom of a father is an unmatched wealth of experience and advice.
It is interesting that people with devoted dads usually have an easy time relating to God the Father. "Daddy" is a title that lovingly describes relationship. Earthly fathers may be named Jerry or Tom, but does the Heavenly Father have a name? People sing "blessed be the name of the Lord" yet seldom know the identity of this blessed name. The Son's name is clear and many are familiar with the Holy Spirit. What about the Father?
A careful reading of Exodus 3 reveals more than just the story of a burning bush. Here, one can learn the true name of the Father. At the burning bush, Moses learns that the Almighty wants to use him to deliver the Israelites from the bondage of Pharaoh. It's been many years since Moses left Egypt and he's doubtful the people will even accept him as the legitimate deliverer sent from above. For the people to follow him, Moses needs a miracle. He needs a higher authority to vouch for him.
Here on Mt. Horeb the Almighty passes before Moses and "the LORD said moreover unto Moses, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, The LORD God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, hath sent me unto you: this is my name for ever, and this is my memorial unto all generations." Here in Exodus 3:15 the LORD reveals His name as the four Hebrew lettered tetragramatron yod-hey-vav-hey or "YHWH." Some pronounce this name as "Yahweh" or "Yahuah."
Throughout the Bible, YHWH is used over 6,000 times exclusively as the name of the Father. This name is usually explained in the preface or introduction of most Bibles and hidden behind translator's techniques. The King James Version capitalizes the words "LORD" or "GOD" in an effort to alert the reader that "YHWH" is the Hebrew word behind the English. The KJV sometimes uses the poetic form of "Jah" to reference the mighty name of YHWH. This can be seen in Psalm 68:4. YHWH says emphatically in Exodus 3 that "this is my name forever, and this is my memorial unto all generations." This name was not intended to be hidden by scribes and translators; rather YHWH Himself gave it to man as a sign of His existence and as a means of personal relationship.
Traditionally, this name is not used by observant Jewish people as many believe the name is too holy to be uttered. Judaism has replaced the sacred name with "Adonai" or "HaShem." Christianity as well has ignored the name of YHWH by substituting generic terms like "God" in English or "Dios" in Spanish. These words are not specific to the deity of the Bible and can easily reference Allah or Buddha. Using such replacement terms is in direct opposition to Isaiah 42:8 which states, ""I am YHWH, that is My name; I will not give My glory to another."
One can say the true name of YHWH in prayer, praise, study, and witnessing. By using the Sacred Name a believer can experience the power of spiritual intimacy. The Father's name is not God or Billy Bob, it is "YHWH."
By Daniel Randleman at Emet (truth) Ministries