Auditing Replacement Theology

WHAT IS REPLACEMENT THEOLOGY?

Questions To Provoke Much-Needed Critical Thought

When most people think of replacement theology – they think of the false doctrinal belief that the “New-Testament” “church” has replaced Israel of the “Old-Testament”. However, is that the correct and full understanding of replacement theology? If something, anything in the “Old-Testament” is replaced with something, anything in the “New-Testament” could that by definition be replacement theology?

If we believe that the eternally betrothed bride of Heaven of the “Old-Testament” (i.e. The Ten Tribes of the Northern Kingdom – Israel – Hosea 2:19-23) has been replaced by the “New-Testament” “church” (Ephesians 5:22-33) – could that be considered a kind of replacement theology? And a theology which contradicts the Scriptures no less – as does all replacement theology!

Note: Most people do not know that the “New-Testament” Greek word translated as “church” is the exact same / equivalent of the “Old-Testament” Hebrew word translated as “congregation / assembly / company / multitude”.

If we believe that the weekly day of rest (i.e. the seventh-day Sabbath, which Yahweh established at creation and then gave as a memorial that He alone is both our Creator and Deliverer – Exodus 20:9-11 & Deuteronomy 5:12-15), is only to be set-apart for / by the Jewish people and Sunday is to be honored / revered by “the church” as a day of rest – are we not replacing one day with another? Could this be considered a type of replacement theology?

If we believe that the post-flood, healthy, dietary provisions have been done away with (Genesis 6:19-7:3 & 9:3; Leviticus 11) and we are now free to eat that which science has consistently proven to be seriously incompatible (as food) with the human body – could this also be a form of replacement theology?

If we believe the set-apart feasts of Yahweh (Leviticus 23) are no longer to be honored and instead we celebrate and honour the feasts of pagan origins such as Christmas, Easter, Valentines, Birthdays, etc., could this be considered a form of replacement theology too?

If we are commanded to “Fear Yahweh… and swear by His Name” (Duet 6:13 & 10:20), “Praise the Name of Yahweh” (Psalm 113:1 & 135:1), “Bless the Name of Yahweh” (Psalm 103:1 & 104:1), etc., etc., then why do we consistently replace His Name with the LORD? Is this a kind of replacement theology?

While I am on the topic of names… Can you think of one single instance where an internationally known celebrity of the ancient world or even the modern world is translated into a completely different Name altogether? Neither can I. Then please tell me, why is it that it is OK to replace the Name of our Creator, Savior and Master with Jesus – when everyone who ever knew Him – knew Him as Yahoshua (Joshua)? Is this replacement theology?

I could go on and on… however, I think you pretty much get my point.

DOES THIS MAKE SENSE TO THE RATIONAL / LOGICAL MIND?

Ever since the first day of Creation right up to the present our Father in His infinite wisdom has been teaching us His spiritual law from the natural law. In other words, what we observe in the natural universe is often just as applicable in the spiritual realm.

Christians often speak of “adoption”, “citizenry”, being “grafted in” and how they are “the bride of Messiah”.

Question: Can you think of even one loving, fully-functional family who has two sets of rules by which to govern their household? I.e. One set of rules which apply exclusively to their natural-born children and another set of rules for their children of adoption?

Then why o’ why would we believe that our benevolent Heavenly Father has established two sets of rules for His family? I.e. One set of rules for Israel of the “Old Testament” and a completely different set of rules for the “church” of the “New Testament”. What is true in the natural is equally true in the spiritual.

Believe it or not, the Scriptures actually speak repeatedly and directly to this very doctrine.

There shall be one law for the native and for the stranger who sojourns among you.” – Exodus 12:49

You shall have the same rule for the sojourner and for the native, for I am Yahweh Your Elohim.” – Leviticus 24:22

“For the assembly, there shall be one statute for you and for the stranger who sojourns with you, a statute forever throughout your generations. You and the sojourner shall be alike before Yahweh. One law and one rule shall be for you and for the stranger who sojourns with you.” – Numbers 15:15-16

Yahweh Elohim made it perfectly clear that there would only be one set of rules for all the children of Israel – whether natural born or adopted.

Why then does Christianity assert that Yahweh would change His mind in the “New Testament” and create a completely different set of rules for all His newly adopted children? Does this seem fair to you? Does this seem like a good, just and merciful Father to you?

Question: Can you think of even one fully-functional, developed and prospering nation in the entire world over that has two sets of rules? I.e. One set of rules for the natural-born citizens and one for those who have immigrated?

Then why o’ why do we believe that Yahweh has two sets of rules for the citizens of His kingdom? Yahweh forbid!

“But He, knowing their thoughts, said to them, ‘Every kingdom divided against itself is laid waste, and a divided household falls.’” – Luke 11:17

Can you imagine if everyone who ever immigrated to the United States of America resolutely refused to follow the established laws of the land?

Note: Unfortunately, we are presently witnessing the chaotic result(s) of immigrants rejecting the laws of the land as Islamic Shariah law has displaced the local / regional / national laws of governing bodies all throughout Europe.

The Scriptures speak very clearly to the issue of the common citizenry which we now share and are partakers of with the nation of Israel. Wouldn’t it make perfect, logical sense that the rule of common law would be for everyone who belongs to the Kingdom?

“Therefore remember that at one time you Gentiles in the flesh, called “the uncircumcision” by what is called the circumcision, which is made in the flesh by hands remember that you were at that time separated from Messiah, alienated from the commonwealth of Israel and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope and without Elohim in the world. But now in Messiah Yahoshua you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Messiah. For He himself is our peace, who has made us both one and has broken down in His flesh the dividing wall of hostility by abolishing the law of commandments expressed in ordinances, that He might create in Himself one new man in place of the two, so making peace, and might reconcile us both to Elohim in one body through the cross, thereby killing the hostility. And He came and preached peace to you who were far off and peace to those who were near. For through Him we both have access in one Spirit to the Father. So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of Elohim.” – Ephesians 2:11-19

Question: The olive tree is the very specifically identified tree that we have been grafted into according to the Scriptures (Romans 11:13-26). Who is the only nation identified as an olive tree throughout the full counsel of the Scriptures?

Answer: Israel!

Only the nation of Israel is identified as the olive tree anywhere in Scripture!

Yahweh once called you a green olive tree, beautiful with good fruit.’ But with the roar of a great tempest He will set fire to it, and its branches will be consumed. Yahweh of hosts, who planted you, has decreed disaster against you, because of the evil that the house of Israel and the house of Judah have done, provoking Me to anger by making offerings to Baal.” – Jeremiah 11:16-17

O Israel, return unto Yahweh thy Elohim; for thou hast fallen by thine iniquity. Take with you words, and turn to Yahweh: say unto Him, Take away all iniquity, and receive us graciously: so will we render the calves of our lips. Asshur shall not save us; we will not ride upon horses: neither will we say any more to the work of our hands, Ye are our gods: for in Thee the fatherless findeth mercy. I will heal their backsliding, I will love them freely: for Mine anger is turned away from him. I will be as the dew unto Israel: he shall grow as the lily, and cast forth his roots as Lebanon. His branches shall spread, and his beauty shall be as the olive tree, and his smell as Lebanon. – Hosea 14:1-6

Has Israel Been Replaced By The Gentiles?

It was the ten tribes of the divided Northern Kingdom of Yisrael (1Kings 11 & 12) to whom Yahweh said the following…

“And I will sow her unto Me in the earth; and I will have mercy upon her that had not obtained mercy; and I will say to them which were not My people, Thou art My people; and they shall say, Thou art My Elohim.” – Hosea 2:23

The learned Pharisee quoted this exact passage in his letter to the Romans…

As indeed He says in Hosea, “Those who were not My people I will call ‘My people,’ and her who was not beloved I will call ‘beloved.” – Romans 9:25

The apostle Peter also quoted the same passage of Scripture in his letter to the exiles in dispersion…

“Once you were not a people, but now you are Elohim’s people; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.” – 1Peter 2:10

It was the ten tribes of the divided Northern Kingdom of Yisrael (1Kings 11 & 12) to whom Yahweh said the following…

“Yet the number of the children of Israel shall be like the sand of the sea, which cannot be measured or numbered. And in the place where it was said to them, “You are not My people,” it shall be said to them, “Children of the living Elohim.” – Hoshea 1:10

The learned Pharisee quoted this exact same passage in his letter to the Romans…

“And in the very place where it was said to them, ‘You are not My people,’ there they will be called ‘sons of the living Elohim.’” – Romans 9:26

Yahweh said to the children of Israel…

“You shall be to Me a kingdom of priests and a set-apart nation. These are the words that you shall speak to the people of Israel.” – Exodus 19:22

Peter similarly said to the exiles of the dispersion (1Peter 1:1) …

“But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a set-apart nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of Him who hath called you out of darkness into His marvellous light:” – 1Peter 2:9

Through the prophet Moses, Yahweh said to the children of Israel…

“For thou art a set-apart people unto Yahweh thy Elohim, and Yahweh hath chosen thee to be a peculiar people unto Himself, above all the nations that are upon the earth.” – Dueteronomy 14:2

“And Yahweh hath avouched thee this day to be His peculiar people, as He hath promised thee, and that thou shouldest keep all His commandments.” – Dueteronomy 26:18

The Learned Pharisee similarly said to his fellow labourer Titus…

“Who gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto Himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.” – Titus 2:14

Peter similarly said to the exiles in dispersion (1Peter 1:1)…

“But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a set-apart nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of Him who hath called you out of darkness into His marvellous light:” – 1Peter 2:9

Yahweh said to the children of Israel…

“You shall be to Me a kingdom of priests and a set-apart nation. These are the words that you shall speak to the people of Israel.” – Exodus 19:6

Peter similarly said to the exiles in dispersion (1Peter 1:1) …

“But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a set-apart nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of Him who hath called you out of darkness into His marvellous light:” – 1Peter 2:9

What about you? Have you embraced some form of replacement theology? Do you honestly believe that the two most revered Jewish Pharisees (i.e. Yahoshua / Jesus and Shaul / Paul) in human history actually taught something / anything replaced that which was proclaimed as the very Word of Elohim all throughout the “Old Testament”?

No Jewish man or woman in the “New Testament” ever advocated for the Jewish people to stop being Jewish and join a new religion called Christianity. No self-respecting, pious Jew would ever forsake the Torah (i.e. the Truth) – Psalm 119:142!

From the perspective of the Jewish believers who lived in Judea during the first century (A.D. / C.E.), the Christian Jesus and apostle Paul would have been the anti-Messiah and his false prophet – respectively.

History records that more than two million followers of Yahoshua of Nazareth were Jews, as of 70 A.D. / C.E. These are those that the historian Josephus records as fleeing to the mountains of Pella in the fall of 66 A.D. / C.E – as they were obeying the specific instructions of their Master as recorded in Luke 21:20-21. These are those whom historical records proclaim as the Nazoreans. These are those whom followed Yahoshua of Nazareth and were careful to keep all of the law of Moses – as it applied to Israel living in dispersion.

If you are of the mind or heart to know the truth about how Christianity has perverted almost all of the writings of the “New Testament” to make it seem to fit the doctrines of Christendom and replacement theology, then I would like to commend to you the excellent resources available at http://www.toolong.com.

“Time Is The Ally Of The Deceit” is available in both book and video format.

“Too Long In The Sun” is another excellent book authored by Richard Rives.

http://www.wnd.com is a very popular internationally recognized independent news web-site and they fully endorse and promote Richard Rives and his provocative teachings on a daily basis.

I trust that this communication has blessed you to critically think about what you believe and that you will carefully consider if you have believed any of the abominable lies of replacement theology in any / all of their many and varied deceptive disguises, masks and / or veils.

Sincerely and in Truth,
Robert Arthur McDuffie – Gal.6:14

Ps – Here is the link to a pretty good video that also covers this subject in more exhaustive detail.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hn5EcCyh-2M

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The New Moon of Yahweh

As promised here is my latest blog offering, which seemingly conclusively shows that Yahweh’s Set-apart calendar first given at Mt. Sinai always has and always will be reckoned by the conjunction of the moon and not by the sighting of the first sliver I hope that you will test the truths in this study, wrestle with the Word, just as I and our Father Ya’aqob (Jacob) also did, and that you walk according to the convictions of the Ruach (Spirit) revealed to your heart for “without faith it is impossible to please Elohim”

THE RE-NEW-ED MOON OF YAHWEH
FIRST SIGHTING OF THE SLIVER OR HIDDEN / CONCEALED?

As promised in my previous post… Here is the “cloud of witnesses” – which seemingly altogether prove the set-apart calendar of Yahweh has always been by the hidden moon of the conjunction and never by the first sighting of the sliver.

Exhibit A – The authority of the Word of Yahweh Elohim

Psalm 81:1-3 – “Sing aloud unto Elohim our strength: make a joyful noise unto the Elohim of Ya’aqob. Take a psalm, and bring hither the timbrel, the pleasant harp with the psaltery. Blow the shofar in the re-NEW-ed moon (H2320 – chodesh), in the time appointed (H3677 – Keseh), on our solemn feast (H2282 – Chag).”

What exactly does keseh mean? When you look up the word in Strong’s concordance you are left just as puzzled as before you looked it up. It becomes as clear as mud! However, there is much, much better dictionary available to every believer – which beats the Strong’s every time… The Scriptures!

The law of first use is ALWAYS, ALWAYS the very best way to define any word found in the Scripture. Every single word found in Scripture – whether in the “New” or “Old” Testament is first used in the book of the beginnings – Genesis. If not the actual word – then the letter, parent root word. By looking up the context of the first usage of any word found in the Scripture – you can always be confident of the intended meaning of the word from Genesis – Revelation.

Note: For an abundance of information on this extraordinary and fascinating “secret” on how to best study and understand the Scriptures – I highly recommend you check out Brad Scott’s ministry web-site.

http://www.wildbranch.org/

The very first (and second) time the parent root word for the Hebrew word keseh is used is found in Genesis 7:19-20.

“And the waters prevailed so mightily on the earth that all the high mountains under the whole heaven were covered (H3680 – kasah). The waters prevailed above the mountains, covering (H3680 – kasah) them fifteen cubits deep.”

Now, if you and I were looking down from Heaven above and we saw the whole earth was kasah and then testified under oath to exactly what we witnessed – would we mean that nothing was visible to our eyes and that everything on the Earth was completely hidden from our sight – by the covering of water or would we mean that we could just barely see the peaks of the highest mountains?

The unbiased and honest answer would obviously be that we meant that the surface of the entire Earth was completely hidden by the waters and nothing was visible to our sight – even the highest mountains (at that time) were completely submerged – by at least 15 cubits of water. I.e. 270 – 360 inches of water.

It is also interesting to note that the ancient Hebrew word picture for kasah is a money bag with the draw string closed around the opening. Now if the draw strings are pulled shut or wrapped tight around the opening of the bag would you be able to see the money inside or would the money inside the bag be completely hidden from your sight?

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MICHAEL ROOD – YOU HAVE A FATAL ERROR!

The truth is… I should have written this blog a long, long time ago. I do not want to make any excuses as to why I have not, but it is long past time to make things right and set the record straight.

I want to say first off that I do not have any personal grievance with Michael Rood. As a matter of fact, I like Michael – for the most part. Some of his videos are deservedly in world-wide distribution and are truly to the esteem of Yahweh and the edification of the saints – including my all-time favourite, “Raiders of the Lost Book” featuring Nehemia Gordan.*

Personally, I have only had one encounter with Michael and that was in a room full of people at the Witt auditorium, Johannesburg, South Africa, directly after his introductory lecture of “The Chronological Gospels” (according to Michael Rood). Michael and I enjoyed a brief, pleasant exchange afterward and he answered all my questions honestly and directly – and for that I am eternally grateful.**

I am writing and posting this research because it is the indisputable and factual truth concerning the set-apart calendar of Yahweh. I am not writing to express my belief or my opinions – but to share a wealth of information concerning the set-apart calendar of Yahweh that (as of this writing) has not been widely disseminated and made publicly known.

* Nehemia Gordan is a practicing Karaite Yahudite who does not acknowledge Yahoshua of Nazareth as the Messiah of Yisrael. It is my opinion that he is a wolf in a sheep’s clothing and is not to be trusted.

** I will share the questions I asked Michael and the answers he gave sometime during this blog post.

THIS JOURNEY BEGAN IN 2003

Many of you already know the backstory as to how I began to study the perilous topic of the set-apart calendar of Yahweh – and how the set-apart Spirit of Yahweh relentlessly hounded me day and night until I embarked upon the very first step of the journey – which I have been on until this present day… A journey to know Yahweh and to worship Him in spirit and in Truth. (John 4:21-24)

As a direct, unintended result of studying the set-apart calendar of Yahweh I ended up publishing my first Scripture study – a white paper I titled, “The Passover Feast, the Whore and the Beast”.

https://revelation1910.wordpress.com/2010/11/25/the-passover-feast-the-whore-and-the-beast/

It was during this season of my life I first became overwhelmingly convinced that each new month began with the conjunction of the moon (when the moon is hidden completely from observation) and not by the sighting of the first sliver of light at twilight. At the time I came to this conclusion (2003), I had never heard of Michael Rood, the Hebrew Roots nor of Messianic Judaism. I had also never honoured the set-apart feast days of Yahweh (as described in Leviticus 23) or even considered the fact that Yahweh had a set-apart lunar calendar which was much different in its operation and function than the pagan sun calendar I had grown up with – properly known as the Pope Gregory Calendar.

My sole motivation in studying the subject of the set-apart calendar was an all-consuming desire to know the whole truth to the question asked of me by David Daniels of CHICK PUBLICATIONS, “Did Jesus (Yahoshua) die on Friday and rise on Sunday or was He in the grave for three full days and nights?” At the time David asked me this question, I had no idea whatsoever what the correct answer was (neither did he) and moreover I did not even care what it was – as I incorrectly presumed that it did not make the least bit of difference to my faith and personal relationship with the Father and the Son.

Little did I know, just how ignorant I was, not only about the set-apart calendar of Yahweh – but about… well just about everything! I was going to soon discover the very essence of the meaning of the words of the prophet Isaiah when Yahweh proclaimed, “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways, declares Yahweh. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways and My thoughts than your thoughts.” (Isaiah 55:8-9)

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The Cost of True Discipleship or Whom Are You Really Following?

Hineni

 

I am writing the following – not to impress you – BUT TO TRY TO IMPRESS UPON YOU the lateness of the hour, the cost of discipleship and how 100% obedience to both the voice of the set-apart Spirit and the written word of Elohim is not optional.  I am just a man – who has cried out with all my heart – to the one true and living Elohim – “Hineni!” – “Here am I!”
Here is a YOUTUBE video to a favourite song I loved to listen to as a child – “Hineni”.  It is a Jewish word that expresses the fullness of the idea of what it means to say “Here am I.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sN7U3ocE9vo

Today, as I am writing you this letter, I am still living in Jerusalem.  As far as I know, my wife and I will be returning to the United States in just a few short hours.  Unless you have been living in a cave – then I am pretty certain you that you at least have an idea of the escalating violence happening here in Jerusalem and throughout all of the land of Yisrael – as demonically controlled, Muslim terrorist continue to carry out their Jihad against innocent civilians.

Below are a few hyper-links – for those who would be interested in getting their information from news outlets here in the land.  Please be warned that the video footage is very graphic and shocking, as it is unedited footage of the war being waged on the streets of Jerusalem and Israel – by the demon-possessed Palestinians against the set-apart Jewish people.

http://www.jpost.com/Arab-Israeli-Conflict/GRAPHIC-IMAGES-East-Jerusalem-Arab-rams-car-into-ultra-Orthodox-Jews-then-stabs-them-423831 

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4710508,00.html

http://www.haaretz.com/

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THE YEAR OF THE (HIDDEN) BRIDE

esther

 

Uncovering and Discovering the Hidden and Concealed Things

“The secret things belong to Yahweh our Elohim, but the things that are revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may do all the words of this law.” – Deuteronomy 29:29

“It is the esteem of Elohim to conceal things, but the esteem of kings is to search things out.” – Proverbs 25:2

Shalom Aleichem (Peace Be Unto You) our dearest Friends and Family in Yahoshua – from the capitol of the world – Jerusalem!

We are continuing to have a most wonderful time here during this festive season of Sukkot – despite the Feast of Tabernacles being severely marred by the two most recent Palestinian terrorist attacks carried against the Jews – in the area called the West Bank – this past Thursday and again here in the old city just yesterday. We continue to pray for the peace of this set-apart city and nation and all the saints, strangers, sojourners and children of the promise that live here and call this land of promise – “Home”.

http://www.wnd.com/2015/10/horror-bloodshed-at-jerusalem-old-city-gate/

Every place we have set our feet, since we have been here – we have had an overwhelming sense of awareness that our steps our being orchestrated and supernaturally ordered by Heaven. We have had many, many confirmations concerning a great many things Father has spoken to our hearts and revealed over the years. Our spirits have burned within us and we have repeatedly rejoiced to know once again that all of our steps our ordered by the One True Sovereign of the Universe!

Hidden In Scripture

More than anything, the seeming overwhelming theme of our time here has been “Preparing the Bride!” Just before we came here, my wife Jennifer was strongly impressed in her spirit by the words of Esther. –

“Now when the turn came for each young woman to go in to King Ahasuerus, after being twelve months under the regulations for the women, since this was the regular period of their beautifying, six months with oil of myrrh and six months with spices and ointments for women.” – Esther 2:12

Jenn had been specifically praying for confirmation as to whether or not this year would be particularly significant concerning the preparation of the Bride of Heavenly Favour and the Father gave her this verse as a “word in season”, which caused her spirit to leap and to rejoice. This verse seems to agree with the multitude of witnesses that we have personally heard that starting with Yom Teruah (Sept. 13th / 14th 2015) the bride would be made ready – for one full year – with the final preparations deemed necessary by Heaven for her to be taken into the wedding chamber – in fulfilment of the promise made to her by the Groom. (John 14:2-3)
Hidden In Plain Sight

Shortly after our arrival, we noticed a very large wedding dress swaying in the wind as it was suspended in close proximity to the Jaffa gate, which is one of the main entrances into the old city and to the “western wall”. When we first inquired of the locals and other tourists – no one seemed to know who had hung the dress and why it was placed there. Everyone said they had never seen the dress before in any previous year. In our hearts, we suspected the dress had some kind of connection to the greatly anticipated ‘wedding feast rehearsal’ of Sukkot – However, nobody could confirm or deny it.

Wedding Dress

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Possible Hidden Signs (Of The Times) That You May Have Missed

Shalom Aleichem (Peace Be To You) on this most set-apart day of Yom Kippur (The Feast of Atonement – 5988),

Today, I am writing you from Jerusalem, Israel – the capitol of the world. What a joy it is to be here in the set-apart city on this most set-apart of days. By the providence of Heaven, we left Fort Myers, Florida on Sept. 17th and arrived at Tel Aviv on Sept. 18th. I am fairly certain that this is the eighth time as a couple that we have sojourned over these two dates – through no effort on our own – since October 2010.

Eight is a number which denotes life, complete renewal and is most closely associated with Yahoshua haMashiach. Speaking of the number eight, I thought you might be interested to know that the stock market crash during the first week of the month of Elul (the last month of the civil year according to the Scriptures – Lev. 25) yielded the number 888 when combining the losses of Thursday August 20th (358 points) and Friday August 21st (530 points).

http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/?s=888

The first thing I thought of when I read this headline is that historically this exact number has been closely associated with our Saviour and Master. (A quick google search will verify this to the sceptical mind, as a plethora of differing articles by various authors will soon be found.) The second thing I considered was that these two dates fell exactly on the last two days the market would be open in the constellation of the Lion of Yah-hudah (i.e. – Judah) and the next time the market would be open would be on the second day of the Betrothed Virgin Maiden constellation.

I immediately began to prayerfully consider the possibility that the Master of the Universe was communicating yet again through the world’s most famous financial index and the heavenly Mazzaroth – which Abba originally created to proclaim the everlasting covenant of His favour. Tragically and most unfortunately, the whole world has perverted Father’s original intent and re-named it the Zodiac. Many of you are already keenly aware that Elohim has spoken many times in these last days through major media events, the financial markets, major sporting events, major disasters (whether “natural” or man-made) and a vast array of very peculiar signs in the heavens.

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A Father’s Legacy – A Parable Blog

Many times throughout my life, I have experienced the voice of the Spirit speaking to me profound spiritual truths through movies, main-stream media and major world events. Whereas, I have often shared the message(s) spoken to me with those closest to me; I have never attempted to communicate the messages via my blog and e-mail distributions. This is my first inspired attempt at doing so.

For the past two or three years, I have been an avid reader of Joseph Herrin’s “Parables Blog”.  Joseph has a very unique gift for discerning prophetic messages being communicated through the main stream media and then communicating them to his readers through his writings. I have long maintained that the King of the Universe is still speaking to His people today – just as He has done in every generation previously.

It is my belief that our Father is speaking by His Spirit through major world events (e.g. the recent earthquakes that twice shook Mount Everest), major sporting venues (I.e. the Super Bowl) and select movie and television productions. I also believe He speaks through major happenings in the financial markets (e.g. some of the largest percentage and point drops in the history of Wall Street have occurred on His set-apart appointed times (as recorded in Lev. 23) of Yom Teruah (the Feast of Trumpets) and Yom Kippur (the Feast of Atonement)) – as well as the multitude of celestial events which have manifested over the last seventy years or so.

Note: Many of these celestial events are also manifesting on His set-apart appointed times in the years 2014 and 2015. E.g. The four blood moons are being revealed on the first day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread and the first day of the Feast of Tabernacles in both years. Also, the first day of the month of Passover (called the month of Aviv) begins with a full solar eclipse in both 2015 and 2016.

Since the turn of the 20th century, our society has been overtaken with every medium of constant distraction and amusement. Since the end of the Second World War, the people of the western world in particular have experienced more personal free time than any other recorded generation in history. Between the endless bombardment of amusing distractions and the new found supply of free time, we have become a people almost completely deafened to the voice of the Spirit via His revealed Word (i.e. the Scriptures), His people (i.e. pastors, teachers and preachers) and the prayers of His people.

Permit me to illustrate. Imagine we are standing together on a busy subway platform. As we are engaged in our conversation, a subway train passes by at full speed. No matter how loud we shout at each other, the deafening noise produced by the passing train makes it impossible to hear what the other is saying. Is it any wonder that the One True Sovereign of the Universe is willing to communicate to us via any and every medium possible to proclaim to us the end-times we are presently living in and the deep eternal truths of His Word?

I have zero doubt that our Saviour and Master is still speaking, however, is anybody really listening?

I find it more than a little interesting that the very first time I find myself writing a parables blog of my own it is about a fictional championship horse. Why is this interesting you may ask? It is interesting because of late Joseph Herrin has been writing extensively about American Pharoah, the recent Triple-Crown winner of the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness and the Belmont Stakes.

http://parablesblog.blogspot.com/2015/05/american-pharaoh.html

While I was reading the above post the Set-Apart Spirit spoke plainly to my heart and said, “American Pharoah is going to win the Belmont Stakes and this will be a sign to you that Obama is the last President the United States will ever know.” I replied, “Since you have revealed to me who the winner is, do you want me to place a bet on the horse?” (I did not consider this to be gambling, since the Spirit had already revealed to me the outcome of the race.) “No, I do not want you to place a bet”, He answered, “I want you to tell this to your wife and daughter.”

I immediately obeyed the voice of the Spirit and relayed to my wife and daughter what I had just heard by the Spirit – making sure to be fully accountable to the instruction that I was not to place a bet on this horse race. Seven days later, the word I had been given came to pass. Obama will surely be the last President the good ole’ U.S. of A. will ever know.

Ever since Obama first became President of the U.S.A., the Set-Apart Spirit has continually spoken to my heart that he will be the last President in U.S. history. Just as the One True Sovereign of Yisrael is coming to rule and reign upon the throne as the 44th recorded king in the history of constituted Yisrael. Obama is sitting upon his throne as the 44th president of the recorded history of the constituted United States. It is truly a matter of type versus anti-type.

Note: In no way am I implying that Obama is the anti-messiah who is revealed in Daniel 7:21-25 or Revelation 13:1-10 – nor do I believe such nonsense. I KNOW who the anti-Messiah of the Scripture is due to the fulfilment of ALL the prophecies concerning him and it is most definitely not Obama! Amazingly enough, almost all of the protestant church leaders were in unanimous agreement with this assessment for over two-hundred fifty years of church history.

https://revelation1910.wordpress.com/2012/05/04/daniel-7-anti-messiah-unmasked/

Recently I was watching a DVD called “Dreamer” with my family. This movie came out about ten year ago and stars Kurt Russel, Elisabeth Shue, Dakota Fanning and Kris Kristofferson. It is a five star, family-friendly, tear jerking and heart-warming story. If you have not seen it, I encourage you to give it a try. I promise you that you and your family will be blessed.

While I was watching the movie, I was absolutely captivated by three key scenes, as I realized this movie was proclaiming the message of “The Power of Deliverance” from the perspective of the perpetrator and not the victim of the “crime” committed. Always before, I have written and related the message of “The Power of Deliverance” from the stand point of the transgressed – not the transgressor.

Note: “The Power of Deliverance” is a book I have previously written and published on-line. It is my life’s message and ministry.

https://thepowerofdeliverance.wordpress.com/

The main character of the story is Ben Crane. He is a Kentucky horse-man; the son of a Kentucky horse-man. At the beginning of the movie we find Ben down on his luck, over-extended, over-worked and soon to be unemployed. Like most men in his position, he is living a one-dimensional life focused on work, work and more work – to the neglect of his relationship with his only daughter, his lovely wife and estranged father – who lives next door on the same property.

Due to a series of unforeseen events – a pure-breed, injured filly unexpectedly comes into all their lives and becomes the catalyst by which the entire family begins to communicate with one another and quickly learns to be a family again. In many ways, this event in the Crane family is very similar to when a man becomes a born-again follower of Yahoshua haMaShiach (Jesus the Messiah). Hope springs anew, love begins to blossom and the first flames of faith are kindled in the heart of both the man and his family (Acts 16:31) – because he has taken the first step of faith on this new found narrow pathway. (John 14:6 & Matt. 7:13-14)

As I began to become engrossed in the plot of the movie, the first scene that truly arrested my spirit was a pivotal scene where Ben’s daughter, Cale Crane (Dakota Fanning), accidentally overhears a conversation between her mother Lilly (Elizabeth Shue) and father (Kurt Russel). In the scene, he openly confesses that the only reason he made the split-second decision, which would end up leading to their seeming insurmountable financial crisis, was because his daughter Cale was present.

This scene reminded me of how when we first step out in faith as new believers, we sometimes childishly believe that everything will work out for us just because we have recently become the sons of the living Elohim. Out of our false sense of entitlement, when things do not work out the exact way that we thought they should, we then begin to moan and groan, mumble and complain, find fault with others and even falsely accuse the person(s) closest to us. As new babes in Messiah, we very rarely pray and seek His counsel and wisdom first. When everything is seemingly going all wrong, we often get seriously side-tracked on our walk of faith and sometimes we even become completely derailed for a season. (Matt. 13:3-8)

Upon hearing she is the primary reason for her family’s present troubles – by her father’s own confession – Cale’s spirit is immediately breached / crushed / broken. According to the Scriptures, the perverse tongue is one of two primary causes of the wounded / broken spiritual man.

“A wholesome tongue is a tree of life: but perverseness therein is a breach in the spirit.” – Proverbs 15:4

The Hebrew word for breach is Strong’s H7667 – sheber. This word is translated 44 times in the “Old Testament”. 21 times it translated – destruction. 5 times it is translated – breach. It is also translated – hurt, affliction, bruised, breaches, breakings, broken-footed, broken-handed, crashing, interpretation, vexation.

The breach in the spirit caused by the perverse tongue creates a virtual, unseen chasm the size of the Grand Canyon in the spiritual man of every man, woman and child who has ever been afflicted by it. It is a chasm so wide and so deep that no man is able to pass over and no one can repair it by his own strength and power. This is the root of the tree that will eventually bear the fruit of all addiction and on-going, perpetual destructive behaviour patterns.

Out of the deep brokenness of her spirit, Cale impulsively saddles up the horse they call Sonador (aka Dreamer) so they can run away together. Inadvertently, her dad spooks the horse and it then takes off like a shot – putting young Cale’s life in imminent and mortal danger.

According to the Scripture our words have the power to bring forth life and to also cause death.

“Death and life are in the power of the tongue.” – Proverbs 18:21a

Even though Cale’s daddy did not intend to wound his daughter to the depth of her soul and thus breach her spirit with the words he spoke – never-the-less he did. His words caused the wound that directly led to the near death experience of his beloved daughter.

As fathers and husbands, how many times have we intentionally or unintentionally spoken the words which sowed death into the spiritual man of the very ones we love the most? How many times have we let our words carelessly pass over our lips and breed destruction and death into the spiritual realm of our sons, daughters and wives? Surely the Scriptures are true and every man is a liar – including myself.

Hear the Word of Yahweh!

“Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth! And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire of hell. For every kind of beasts, and of birds, and of serpents, and of things in the sea, is tamed, and hath been tamed of mankind: But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison.” – James 3:5-8

Amazingly, in the very next scene, the very father that caused the breach in little Cale’s spirit is now selflessly laying down his life to save his daughter’s. This is the enigma of being an earth-bound husband and father. In one moment of time we can go from being the number one enemy of our beloved’s soul – through the cutting words we have spoken – to the number one action-hero that saves the day.

As mere mortal husbands and fathers, we love our wife and children, but we struggle to express that love in meaningful and practical ways which connect with them on a regular and continual basis. Many times we fail miserably and due to the great wickedness of our tongue we even inflict deep wounds in their spirit with the words we speak. The breach in the spirit is what remains – whether the words we spoke were intended to be hurtful / harmful or not. However, whenever heroic exertion is needed, we men do not think twice of endangering ourselves and even laying down our lives for the provision, protection and salvation of the very family we have only recently afflicted.

O’ the irony!

Most unfortunately, the father-turned-hero never apologizes to his daughter for the words he spoke, which directly led to her very life being in peril and the need for his heroics in the first place. He never admits he was wrong for speaking a false witness against his daughter and he never humbles himself to ask for her forgiveness. Unfortunately, this is all too often exactly what us believers do in regards to our closest and personal relationships.

More often than not our pride and ego will not let us be held to account for the words we have spoken and the wounds we have inflicted upon those we love the most. Our mule-headed stubbornness does not want to admit that our choice words were the very dagger by which we pierced the heart and wounded the one we love the most. All too often we go to bed angry and upset with one another and we wake up the next day and carry on as though NOTHING ever happened the day before. Like actors on a stage we pretend we have done nothing wrong. The Scripture calls us a hypocrite when we act this way as believers and we all know that our Master hates hypocrites! (Read Matthew 23 if you have any doubt.)

As believers we are called to own up to every transgression we have committed whether our transgression was committed intentionally or unintentionally. As husbands and fathers we need to take personal responsibility for every word we have spoken, which has wounded / breached / broken the spirit of our wife and children first – and then to our fellow man too. Only then, will we truly be worthy to be the set-apart priests and kings of the Most High.

Amazingly, the very incident which put young Cale’s life in danger also opens up an unexpected door of unforeseen opportunity. Just when all hope seemed lost, a miracle manifested before their very eyes! The thoroughbred horse they thought would never run again, due to a severe leg injury incurred while racing, was now running at full speed; with no sign of slowing down and no sign of strain or struggle as it sprinted away.

So many times, this is exactly what happens in the struggling believer’s life. Just when all hope seems lost; our Heavenly Father sends us a life-line and renews our strength. He demonstrates His miraculous power in ways we cannot even begin to imagine or think (Ephesians 3:20) – just because He can and because he loves us so very much.

Shortly after this miracle happened, another completely unforeseen and unexpected circumstance caused Cale’s spirit to be broken / breached yet again. This time her father’s decision, although seemingly a very conservative and strategic course of action, ended up causing her to know a deep and abiding sorrow of the heart – even to the depths of her soul and spiritual man. Poor Cale’s spirit was absolutely crushed once again due to her father’s lack of foresight. The “sorrow of the heart” is the second of two swords mentioned in Scripture which will absolutely wound the spirit and leave a breach – another virtual grand canyon of the soul.

“by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken.” – Prov. 15:13b (KJV)
“by sorrow of heart the spirit is crushed.” – Prov. 15:13b (ESV)

Lest you doubt the severity of the damage a crushed / broken spirit causes consider the following Scriptures.

“a crushed spirit dries up the bones.” – Prov. 17:22b (ESV)

“The spirit of a man will sustain his infirmity; but a wounded spirit who can bear?” – Prov. 18:14 (KJV)

In many ways Ben’s decision making ability is just like the new believer who reasons with his mind concerning the best course of action to take and which decision he should make. Sometimes we will even pray first and seek out the counsel of other like-minded believers. However, at the end of the day; will we wait patiently until we have received the answer from Heaven? Or will we go ahead and move forward with our decided course of action according to mere human reasoning and worldly understanding?

At first, Cale’s dad doesn’t want to take responsibility for his actions. While trying to explain why he had to break his promise to his daughter, he ends up losing his cool and berating his daughter with his “welcome to the real world of race horses and horse-racing” speech. In so many ways this is exactly how we respond when things do not work out the way we had originally planned. We blame the outcome of our decision on “fate”, “bad luck” and even on our Creator and Redeemer, Himself – with the definitive exclamation – “It must have been the Sovereign will of Providence!”

Most of the time, our stubborn human pride simply refuses to accept responsibility for the decisions we have made and their unintended outcomes. Pride will ALWAYS bring a man low. (Prov. 29:23) We have to humble ourselves first and repent of our sin, before our Father will further act on our behalf. (James 4:10 & 1Peter 5:6) Sin is sin! Whether we committed our “crime” out of ignorance, wilfully and / or presumptuously; all sin must be repented of and forsaken.

In Ben’s Crane’s case, he gave his word to his beloved daughter and then unintentionally broke it – when their race horse was “accidentally” sold at a claimers race. In a million years, he NEVER believed this would be the final outcome of his decision. However, he should have! Logically, if he thought the previously lamed, thoroughbred filly had any value and potential whatsoever – then so might the next professional horseman.

This is the nature of all pride. It blinds us to the seemingly obvious. Of course hind sight is always 20/20 vision! That is why we need to be sure we have heard from the Spirit before we make any decision – whether to the left or right.

While Ben Crane is still holding onto his freshly wounded pride and a life-time of pain, his wife reminds him that he must attend the parent-teacher conference at their daughter’s school. Once at the conference, he is asked to come to the front of the room and read his daughter’s creative writing assignment, out-loud in front of everyone. As he is reading, he is soon greatly convicted by his daughter’s words, which he instinctively knows are really all about him.

This part of the story made me think of how the Spirit will convict us of our sin(s) while we are reading the Scriptures or hearing them read. (Romans 10:17) Just like Ben’s character, very rarely do we stop and listen to ‘the still small voice’ of the Spirit when we are “managing just fine” on our own. Too often it is only when we have seemingly hit rock bottom that we begin to open up our hearts and listen to what our Father in Heaven has to say about our present circumstance.

By the time Ben is finished reading, he is overcome with remorse, as the full gravity of the “crimes” he has committed against his own daughter finally sinks in. He knows that mere words are not enough to make things fully right. He is fully cognizant that a mere apology and “I’m sorry” will not be adequate to repair the breaches in the spirit of his beloved Cale.

Not only does Ben go to his daughter and tenderly admit he was wrong for the “mistakes” he made with a sincerely apology (she quickly forgives him of course), he also sacrificially scrapes together every last dime he has available in order to make right the wrong which he has done. To Cale’s great delight her father surprises her with a special delivery of the once-lost, beloved race-horse “Dreamer” as a gift – to do with as she pleases.

In the present age of the church, most of us who are led to real repentance and full reconciliation with Yah and man rarely ever consider the other two R words of Scripture. Restoration and Restitution! Restoration and restitution are two of the most over-looked words in all of Scripture. As much as it depends on us, we are called to restore whatever we have stolen and make restitution for whatever cannot be restored.

Mere words without actions are not worth very much. As men of the kingdom we have an obligation to carefully consider the damage we have done and the wounds we have afflicted. We need to humbly pray and ask our Father in Heaven for wisdom as how we are to repair the breaches we have helped to create in the spirit of our wife and children.

Once Ben has fully repented of his transgressions, reconciled with his daughter and fully restored that which he stole – he and his family never face another challenge and live happily ever after.

I am only kidding!

As a matter of fact, the entire family continues to be tested through every conceivable trial. Some members of the family faced the trials of endurance with greater faith (namely Cale, her mom and her grandfather) while her dad continues to struggle up until the very end. One moment he meets a seemingly insurmountable challenge with unshakeable faith and determination and the next moment he is over come with fear, worry and anxiety.

Isn’t that just like us? One moment we are absolutely confident in our faith in our Heavenly Father and our relationship with Him and the next moment we are questioning everything we believe to be true. One moment our faith is unshakeable and then the next we are greatly shaken.

Through each trial Ben becomes more and more transparent and vulnerable and learns that he does not have to carry all the load of life by himself anymore. Each time his faith begins to wane… every time his heart begins to doubt… He finds further encouragement to take the next step of the journey from those who love him the most – his family.

Isn’t this what we are called to do as the eternal family of the King? Aren’t we supposed to confess our struggles one to another? (James 5:16) Aren’t we supposed to carry one another’s burdens? (Gal. 6:2) Aren’t we supposed to encourage one another to continue on another day and not to give up… (Heb. 13:3) To overcome and endure to the end that we may receive an eternal and imperishable reward? (1Peter 1:4)

By the time the film comes to a climatic and fulfilling close, Ben has learned to walk by faith – not by sight, love his family in word and deed, honour his father, enjoy the journey and treasure the fleeting moment(s), say “No!” to his fears, loose himself from his double-mindedness and commit to his belief(s) 100%. Most importantly, his life has been transformed forever and he now has a life-legacy worth passing onto the next generation.

No longer will the Crane family legacy be one of brokenness and loss – due to the brokenness of spirit. Forever more their legacy will be one of “the repairers of the breach” (Isaiah 58) through true repentance, reconciliation, restoration and / or restitution. What will your family legacy be?

Sincerely and in love,
Robert Arthur McDuffie – Gal. 6:14

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An Open Letter To Kent Hovind

Dearest Friends and Family, I recently wrote the following letter to Dr. Kent Hovind of Creation Science Evangelism Ministries.  Due to the extreme uncertainty of his present situation, I do not know if he will receive it or not.  It is my hope that someone / anyone will make sure that he receives this letter as well as the attached studies.  I feel the message to be of great importance and that he urgently needs to receive it as soon as possible.

Thanks, R

Dear Kent,

Shalom, shalom and choicest messianic greetings to you.  I do not know if you remember me or not, however, I sure do remember you.  By the favour of Heaven in my life your seven-part creation seminar came into my life in either 1999 or 2000.  Like a fresh drink of water from a desert oasis spring in a dry desert land the VHS tapes were pure refreshment to my soul.

I immediately began to share the creation seminar with anybody and everybody who would listen.  At first I began to invite people into my home in order to show them the videos.  Then I began to duplicate the VHS tapes (and later the DVDs) and freely share them with anyone who would receive them.   Who knows how many lives have been transformed through the message proclaimed in the Creation, Evolution, and Dinosaurs Seminar – as we have shared it all over the USA and many parts of the world. (I.e. South Africa, Indonesia, Botswana and Zambia)

In 2005 and in 2006, I brought my children to Dinosaur Adventure Land.  They had the most wonderful time playing with their hero (Dr. Dino) on the playground, learning how to make long distance flight paper airplanes from their hero and eating the best snow cones ever – made by their hero.  Not only are you the hero of my children, you are my hero too.

 

From the time of your arrest until the very present I have always defended you and your innocence against the charges you were wrongfully charged with – as well as the often repeated lie of tax evasion.  If only I had a dollar for every time I have heard that slanderous false witness against you.  I even defended you and Jo in an entire chapter of my auto-biographical book – Crossing Over.

I told Eric (your son) at the beginning of this present trial that it all seemed pretty clear and straight-forward to me.  The United States Government has chosen to teach all of the children under its rule the godless lie of evolution.  In direct opposition to this, you taught us how to defend the Scriptural position of the six-day creation account – without apology and how to successfully expose the atheistic lie!  You helped to create a world-wide army of critical thinkers and that made you a very dangerous person.

In addition, you exposed the wickedness of the FEDERAL GOVERNMENT in regards to the Federal Reserve Bank, the IRS, FEMA, Social In-Security, etc, etc!  Truly you were not only a well-spoken evangelist and apologist for creationism, but also a true statesman and a patriot of the American ideal.  It is no wonder that the UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT made you their number one target!  It is so painfully obvious (at least to those of us who understand) that we are in a war between light and darkness, good and evil, big government and independence.

Even so, I cannot help but believe that there has always been another reason that you have been incarcerated which is known only to our Heavenly Father and perhaps a few select others – like myself.

Kent, I myself was falsely accused and subsequently detained in a county jail for a full twenty months while I awaited trial.  I would probably be in prison right now, except a man whom I have known and loved for the last fourteen years kept saying to me, “You need to pray and get a revelation as to why you are here.”  Each time he said these words to me, I would think to myself, “I know why I am here.  I do not need a Heaven sent revelation to tell me why I am here.  I am here because of the lies of two of my sworn enemies and the wickedness of the heart of the STATE Prosecutor to believe them – even though there is no supporting evidence.”

After 18 months of detainment and a plethora of unexplainable delays in going to trial, I finally humbled myself and cried out to Heaven and inquired as to the “real” reason I was being held captive.  To my amazement and blessed surprise, I received an immediate answer that absolutely shocked me to the core.  I had grievously sinned against Yahweh and I had been completely blinded as to the nature of my sin against Him from the first day – until the day I sought for revelation.

I immediately repented of my sin through tears and much laughter – with a heart of gratitude and thanksgiving for the mercy I had found.  In less than two months I went to trial and after less than ten minutes of deliberation I was found not guilty by the jury. (Yahweh even picked each of my jury members for me by placing tongues of fire on their heads that only I could see.)

I am fully convinced that if Yahweh had not revealed to me the root of my affliction before I went to trial, then I would have ended up in prison – just like you.

To be honest, it did not occur to me that there might be another reason – as to why you are in prison – until sometime after your sentencing.  In 2009, I began to run into different people all across this country who all had a very similar testimony as mine – in regard to personal communication they had each had with you.  However, the fact that you had rejected each one of us and the message Yahweh put in our mouths to share with you was not in itself a punishable crime – I do not believe.

Sadly and most unfortunately, you began to mock the revelation shared with you (by myself and several others) – publicly.  I was not aware that you had done this until I began watching the latest edition of the questions and answers portion of your seminar.  It is one thing to disagree with a fellow believer concerning a differing theological position; it is quite another thing to proudly and subtly mock their position – especially, if the entire council of Scripture supports their understanding and only church tradition supports yours.

Of course I am speaking of the matter of the Seventh Day Sabbath.  No, I am not a member of the SDA Church – nor have I ever been.  (I grew up Southern Baptist)  I came into the knowledge of honoring the Seventh Day Sabbath strictly from reading the Scriptures.  I do not believe I am any more saved because I honor the Sabbath day.  I was radically born again when I was only five years old and I know that I know that I know that I was / am / and forever will be saved by His favour through faith alone!

I do not believe that I am any better than you because I honour the Sabbath.  I do not believe you are any more wicked than I for not keeping the Sabbath.  However, I do believe that you will be held accountable for destroying the Scripture with your very own words in your zeal to defend your indefensible position concerning the Sabbath day.

It never ceases to amaze me how when someone else is taking Scripture out of context you will readily / rightfully point out their error in doing so in order to defend the correct position according to the full council of the Scriptures, however, you will then turn right around and just as readily take Scripture out of context in order to defend your incorrect position against the full council of the Scripture.

Example One: You use Exodus 16:29 as your proof text that no one is to go out of their dwelling place on the Sabbath at anytime, anywhere – forever.  This could not possibly be the meaning of what is stated within context – for the following reasons.

  1. It was a command given to a specific people – at a specific time – within a specific context.  The people were the twelve tribes of Yisrael.  The place was the wilderness of Sin.  The very specific context of the story was in relation to going outside early in the morning on the Sabbath in order to collect manna.  This is so unbelievably obvious, that it really makes me wonder why there is so much undue prejudice in your heart – so as to blind you so completely.
  1. If it truly was a sin to be outside one’s dwelling place on the Sabbath (1John 3:4 plainly states that sin is the transgression of the commandments of Yahweh), then our Messiah most definitely sinned by going outside on the Sabbath and He would have then been disqualified from being the Messiah – due to His imperfection.
  1. All the people of the land would have been transgressing the commandment to stay inside their dwellings when He walked the earth.  He would have been guilty of the sin of silence for not calling anyone to repent of not staying in there dwelling places on the Sabbath.  Again, He would have thus been imperfect and therefore disqualified to be our Messiah.

Example Two: You use Nehemiah 9:13-14 as the proof text that the Sabbath was first revealed at Mt. Sinai and that Nehemiah was making a declarative statement that up until this time no one knew of or honoured the Seventh Day Sabbath.  Again, this cannot possible be the plain meaning of what Nehemiah was actually declaring due to the reality of what we know was declared and revealed in Exodus 16.  The Seventh Day Sabbath was commanded to be honoured more than a month before they ever reached Mt. Sinai.  A clear contradiction to your explanation of the meaning of Neh. 9:13-14

Example Three: You use 1Corinthians 16:2 as a proof text that the first century believers considered the first day of the week as the primary day for the assembling the saints.  Nowhere in this verse is there any suggestion of a meeting taking place on the first day.  You are reading into the text according to your present conviction and prejudice.

The first century life was typified by a hand to mouth lifestyle for the commoner and it was the custom of the day for men to be paid a daily wage.  If this was not the case, then our Messiah would not have used the parable of the vineyard owner and the workers who all received the same wage at the end of the day.  The apostle was simply reiterating the principle found all throughout the Scripture – the first fruits belong to Yahweh – not the leftovers.  Each man was to set-aside and store up from the wages he received on the first day of the week.

Ironically, this correct understanding actually proves the opposite to be true of what you have believed and proclaimed.  The first century believers all kept the Seventh Day Sabbath and they went about their daily / weekly routine beginning anew on the first day of the week.

Dearest brother, if you will but humble yourself and prayerfully reconsider everything you believe to be true concerning the Seventh Day Sabbath – according to the context of the full council of the Scripture and not the prejudice of your own heart – then I know you will come to the same / similar conclusion you came to concerning the pre-tribulation rapture theory.   The Scriptures are correct – our present belief is what needs to be corrected.

I have included one study at this time for your review.  I will begin to send the other studies I have written on a daily basis until I have sent you all that the Spirit has instructed me to share with you.

I presently believe that there is still yet one other reason as to why you have been falsely incarcerated and supernaturally detained – even beyond your present sentence.  It is my prayer that you will humbly receive the additional revelation by the Spirit and then you will be released back into the harvest fields.  For the work is still great and you are a great worker.

We continue to pray for you and your family.  All our love,

Robert Arthur McDuffie – Gal. 6:14

 

THE FEAST OF TRUMPETS (YOM TERUAH) 2016 / 2017

Encouragement For The Journey

Shalom, shalom my dearest Family and Friends,

“Count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the proving of your belief works endurance. And let endurance have a perfect work, so that you be perfect and complete, lacking in naught. If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of Elohim, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it shall be given to him. But he should ask in belief, not doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind. For that man should not think that he shall receive whatever from the Master – he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.” ~ James 1:2-8

The mature warrior-bride listens and obeys the word of Yah, guards His every word and only does so by the empower of the Spirit, never relying on the arm of the flesh!

I want to encourage every recipient to prayerfully consider the message contained in these two short blogs.  He who has ears to hear, let him hear!

Part 1

http://the-tribulation-network.com/new_tribnet/dene_mcgriff/how_the_world_economy_is_saved.html

Part 2

http://www.the-tribulation-network.com/new_tribnet/dene_mcgriff/how_the_world_economy_is_saved2.html

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