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”. (www.parablesblog.blogspot.com) 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

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
https://revelation1910.wordpress.com/2011/12/11/your-talk-talks-and-your-walk-talks-does-your-walk-talk-the-same-as-your-talk-talks/ 

https://revelation1910.wordpress.com/2011/06/11/from-sabbath-to-sunday-the-history-of-the-church/

https://revelation1910.wordpress.com/2012/07/07/curses-covenants-of-death-wicked-soul-ties-part-1-of-3-curses/

https://revelation1910.wordpress.com/2012/07/21/curses-covenants-of-death-wicked-soul-ties-part-2-of-3-covenants-of-death/

https://revelation1910.wordpress.com/2012/08/20/curses-covenants-of-death-wicked-soul-ties-part-3-of-3/

THE FEAST OF TRUMPETS (YOM TERUAH) 2016 / 2017

THE FEAST OF TRUMPETS (YOM TERUAH) 2016 / 2017

I personally know of at least nine distinctly different prophetic voices that have proclaimed the revelation of the rapture of the bride and / or the second coming of the Messiah as being within the time frame of Sept 1st 2016 (Feast of Trumpets 5777) and September 20th 2017 (Feast of Trumpets 5778). I will list each person / ministry below at the conclusion of my very brief summary – as follows.

From a learned, noted Rabbi who lived many centuries ago to a simple lay-man in rural Oklahoma to a virtuous, spirit-filled 15 year old young lady from South Africa it seems evident to me that Yahweh has revealed His secrets once again to His servants (Amos 3:7). Although I too am just a simple lay-man, I have also received a very unique revelation concerning this exact same time frame. To the best of my knowledge all nine people have the following common denominators…

1) They honor the seventh day Sabbath with an up-right heart. 2) They love the whole house of Yisrael and long to see its full restoration realized. 3) They love the Father and the Son and desire to worship Him in spirit and in truth. 4) They love to call upon the Father and the Son by Name. 5) They have renounced every form, figure and fashion of replacement theology – to the best of their knowledge and understanding.

However, just because at least nine different people from very different geographic locations, education levels and socio-economic back grounds have received and proclaimed the same revelation doesn’t necessarily prove that their proclamation is true. Unsurprisingly, as a generalization, all nine unique proclamations have been completely discounted as false without any prayerful scrutiny or discerning of spirit by those who have heard of it.

Unfortunately, yet almost fully predictably, most of Christendom has never really seriously considered the possibility that any of these prophetic voices might have actually received a supernatural revelation from Heaven as they have all been universally indoctrinated to believe that all such revelation is impossible – according to the Scriptures. I.e Matt. 24:35-36, Mark 13:31-32, etc, etc.

Most tragically, due to the treasonous high-jacking of eschatology by the Roman Catholic Jesuit Army, most of Christendom does not know or believe what is revealed by the Scriptures – concerning the last days we are presently living in. They do not know that every single variation (without exception) of the last seven year scenario is tainted / spoiled / perverted by false eschatological teachings that have been successfully introduced into every single sect of Christianity by the Jesuit anti-reformation army – over the last five centuries.

(Mostly through our denominational, “Nicolaitan” Bible-colleges and seminaries.)

Prophetic revelation that has been providentially revealed and proclaimed since the closing of the cannon of the Scriptures (I.e. The Revelation) is not at all to be compared to that which was revealed to His servants while the cannon was being compiled. Sadly, from personal experience, I know all too well – what it is like to try to make my present eschatological beliefs fit the revelation given me.

It is for this very reason, I can greatly empathize with at least five of my fellow proclaimers. When our expectation of what we thought should of happened during the seven years leading up to the Feast of Trumpets 2016 / 2017 did not work out we did not know what to say or do. It is so awkward and most humbling to be so certain and bold about something and then to be proven so completely wrong in everything you thought you understood.

In my own case, I immediately and forthrightly repented for empathically proclaiming a false time-line in the name of Yahweh and I know of at least one other ministry that has also apologized – even though they never claimed to be prophesying and made it perfectly clear they were only offering a possible scenario. I.e. 119 Ministries

As for the rest of the remaining four voices, they haven’t said very much over the last few years and have for the most part been conspicuously quiet concerning the revelation given them. I can’t say that I blame them. It is not easy to admit (much less explain why) nothing seems to be adding up (eschatologically speaking) as we continue our relentless march to the revealed time. (I.e. A minimum of 17 months away and counting…)

Here is a compiled list of the nine different prophetic voices. I hope you will prayerfully consider each one and how even though they each had / have a very different perspective of Scripture – they still ended up with the same revelation.

Disclaimer – In no way am I endorsing any of these ministries or their various doctrinal / eschatological views. I am simply sharing their unique revelation concerning the possibility of the prophesied “rapture” / resurrection event(s) occurring in the very near future. I also do not necessarily agree with the method each individual came to their conclusions. However, I do believe that the Sovereign of the Universe is quite capable of revealing the correct sum – even when each addend is not necessarily correct.
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Dewey Brewton – Daniel’s Time Line

Michael Rood – The Jonah Code

Thurston McCutcheon – No Longer Available

Rob Moore – In That Dayhttp://www.inthatday.net/
http://www.inthatday.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/archive/290872/LPBZ_Part1/LPBZ_Part1.htm

119 Ministries – Test Everythinghttp://119ministries.com
http://www.new2torah.com/2012/03/daniel-unsealed-watch-this/

Gerritt Nell – Hebrew Peoplehttp://hebrewpeople.com/
Note: Even though I wrote out the linked study, the original inspiration came from Gerrit Nell and I gave him the full credit due. When I heard Gerritt speak in Johannesburg, S. Africa, he specifically gave the date of F.O.T. 2016 – from the revealed pattern given him. I still have the original audio file. If anyone would like to have it, I will do my best to send it to you.

https://revelation1910.wordpress.com/2014/02/13/make-me-a-taberncale-exodus-258/

Sarah Jubilee – Jubilee Awakening Blast
http://jubileeawakeningblast.com/the-perfect-storm-28-august-2013-2/

Robert McDuffie – Hebrew Restoration & Torah Insights (HRTI) Ministries
https://revelation1910.wordpress.com/2012/10/07/the-prophetic-call-of-abraham-a-supernatural-testimony/

Rabbi Judah Ben Samuel
http://www.wnd.com/2012/11/12th-century-rabbi-predicted-israels-future/

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

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

MAKE ME A TABERNACLE ~ EXODUS 25:8

DO YOU KNOW WHAT TIME IT IS?

AN ARTICLE THAT ATTEMPTS TO ANSWER THE QUESTION…

“IS THE WORLD-WIDE HEBREW ROOTS / MESSIANIC MOVEMENT A COUNTERFEIT / HERETICAL MOVEMENT?”

IN A WORD – YES!    … and NO!!

(Disclaimer – All generalizations, theories and conclusions are the uniquely held perspective of the author and are presented herein for your prayerful consideration… I hope you’ll endure with me till the end and that you will be greatly edified in your faith.)

Please allow me a moment or two and let me explain my seeming contradictory answer…

Yes, I firmly believe that the Hebrew Roots / Messianic movement was / is the work of the Spirit of YHWH in these very last days and was bequeathed to the body of Messiah as a wondrous blessing straight from Heaven’s throne.  However, I also firmly believe that when left as an end unto itself, the Hebrew Roots Movement is 100% heretical and most of its adherents / advocates are somewhat deceived!

I am writing this article with the hopes of conveying three very profound, paradigm-altering ideas to every reader.

1.     1.  The Set-apart Spirit of YHWH has seemingly been diligently working over the last 500 years to completely restore a fully functional Tabernacle on earth, in preparation for the return of the one true Messiah, Yahoshua (Jesus). 

It is my personal belief that the born-again, spirit-filled body of Messiah is the Tabernacle where His Spirit dwells today, as this is what the Scripture teaches. (1Cor. 3:16-17)  It is also my personal belief that the living Tabernacle was complete and fully functional during the first century, from the time of Acts 2 forward. Moreover, just like the first Tabernacle (and later the Temple) suffered great deterioration over the first 530 years, so did the assemblies of the one true faith over the first five centuries A.D.

Note: From the time of the destruction of the first temple, the temple at Yarushalayim was never completely restored as there was no Ark of the Covenant.

2.      2.  Our overall lack of understanding concerning the fullness of the restoration work of the Spirit in these last days has been the primary catalyst for the many thousands of schisms that presently defines the world-wide assemblies of those who adhere to the one true faith of the Scriptures.

3.    3.  The correct understanding of the restoration work of the Spirit will hopefully comfort and encourage all the saints of every sect and denomination.  It is my hope that it will help every believer to make the needed transition for His entire elect bride to be able to work in full cooperation with what the Spirit is doing, in order to prepare us to receive the Groom of Heaven with the honour that He alone deserves.

DEFINING HERESY

What exactly is heresy anyways?  I believe that heresy is best defined as the over-emphasis of any one particular truth.  For example: If my nose was 30% larger than average; one might say that I have a heretical nose.  If the size of my nose was greatly disproportionate to the rest of my face, most people would unintentionally focus more on my nose than on any other part of my face.  As a direct result, when we parted company, the majority would remember my nose and probably forget the rest of my facial features.

WHO AM I?

Since around 2001, I am a born-again, spirit-filled believer in the Messiah of Yisrael who has been on an amazing and miraculous journey, as I sought to prayerfully answer the ageless question, “What is truth?”, from the authority of the full counsel of the Scriptures alone (Genesis – Revelation, per John 8:31-32), and the leading and guiding of the Spirit (John 14:26), with an upright heart (2Thes. 2:10). 

WHAT I DISCOVERED

Once I committed to embark upon this perilous journey I was shocked and many times downright appalled by much of what I “discovered” along the way.  I do not believe it to be an understatement at all when I say that much of the history of the church is very dark and foreboding.  The quagmire we grew up referring to as the history of the church is nowhere near as black and white, or straightforward, as we like to pretend it to be.  The more accurate narratives reveal that much of our history and heritage is downright wicked and dare I say – even Satanic?

ALMOST A CASUALTY

I am just one of many millions all over the world who have very recently been specifically called out to ask and answer the question, “What is truth?”  Unfortunately, most of us who have answered the call have allowed ourselves to become somewhat embittered and hardened along the way.  When the multitude of lies (which we fully believed to be the truth previously) were exposed (seemingly all at once), and we began to realize that the majority of the faith that we were practicing was born out of ancient traditions of paganism and not from the authority of the Scriptures, we quickly became disillusioned with all of Christendom. 

If not for the tender mercies of YHWH, I would have been swallowed up by my own wicked and deceitful heart a long, long time ago.  Like the overwhelming majority of the saints who have gone before me over the last 500+ years, I was so focused on the revelation before me that I was left completely blinded to the progressive revelation that had already been given to the generation(s) which preceded me.  It is for this very same reason that most of the Messianic movement has become completely heretical.

Without proper historical context, the primary emphasis of each additional movement of the Spirit, left unto itself, also became (will become) heretical.  Sadly, many of their proponents were / are.

A BRIEF GLIMPSE AT THE HISTORY OF THE CHURCH

30 A.D. ~ THE LIVING TABERNACLE IS COMPLETELY FUNCTIONAL AND RESTORED

325-1500 A.D. ~ THE UNIVERSAL ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH – Salvation by the prescribed works of the church – The one true faith seemingly died.

AN HISTORICAL OVERVIEW OF THE LAST SEVEN WORLD-WIDE MOVEMENTS OF THE SPIRIT 

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1525-1530 A.D. ~ THE BIRTH PANGS OF PROTESTANTISM – Justification by favour through faith – Emphasis on salvation – John Wycliffe, Jon Hus, John Calvin and Martin Luther

1765-1770 A.D. ~ Sanctification – Emphasis on personal holiness – George Whitfield, John and Charles Wesley

1885-1890 A.D. ~ Pentecostalism – Emphasis on the power of the indwelling Spirit

1945-1950 A.D. ~ Charismatic Movement – Emphasis on lay-leadership / discipleship

1980-1985 A.D. ~ Renewal Movement – Emphasis on worship, personal and cooperate

1995-2000 A.D. ~ Restoration – Emphasis on returning to the Hebrew roots of the faith

2007-2013 A.D. ~ Purification – Emphasis on preparing the bride for the return of the Heavenly Groom

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Whether you agree with my identification of these seven distinct movements or not, I’d like you to carefully / prayerfully consider the following analysis and working thesis.

As a generalization…

Each world-wide movement was preceded by five years of forceful preaching by a small eclectic band – emphasizing that which was revealed by the Spirit before it really took off.

Each subsequent world-wide movement was rejected by the entrenched, seminary educated, professional clergy-man as being mostly false and even of the devil.

E.g. The Universal Roman Catholic Church flatly rejected as heretics those who would soon become known as Lutherans, Presbyterians, etc.  240 years later, many adherents of the established protestant church would then flatly reject as heretics those who would soon become known as Wesleyans, Methodists, etc.

This pattern has continued on with each subsequent movement that has followed. 

As an unintended result…

Each “new” movement was mostly carried forward by lay men with little to no formal education or training.  These men were characterized by their heavy reliance on the Word and the Spirit and thus they preached that which was revealed with tremendous power.

Each “new” movement was revealed in approximately half the time as the movement before it.  E.g. Whereas 240 years elapsed between the first and second movement, only 120 years elapsed between the second and third movements.

Each “new” movement was preferred by those who proclaimed it, to the partial or full exclusion of the movements which had preceded them.  To the heralders of each revealed movement of the Spirit, the “new” was surely better and preferred over the movement(s) before them. E.g. Most of the adherents of the Hebrew roots / Messianic movement no longer actively share their faith with a lost and dying world and could not even tell you the last time they purposely did so.  Seemingly, they have altogether forgotten the altar of justification and what the first all-important movement was all about!  It is for this reason, more than any other, I assert that the movement is mostly heretical.  

MAKE ME A SANCTUARY, THAT I MAY DWELL IN THEIR MIDST. ~ Exodus 25:8

A careful examination of the seven world-wide movements of the Spirit seemingly reveals that each one corresponds with the seven implements of the tabernacle.

Directly behind the first veil of the tabernacle (which was idiomatically known as “The Way”) we will “discover”…

The Bronze Altar – Justification

The Brazen Laver – Sanctification

Directly behind the second veil of the tabernacle (which was idiomatically known as “The Truth”) we will “discover”…

The Seven Branched Menorah – Pentecostal Movement

The Table of Shew Bread – Charismatic Movement

The Altar of Incense – Renewal Movement

The Hand-held Censer – Restoration Movement

Note: The hand-held censer was only implemented on the Day of Atonement 

Directly behind the third veil of the tabernacle (which was idiomatically known as “The Life”) we will “discover”…   

The Ark of the Covenant – Purification Movement

CONCLUSION

If my analysis and working thesis of the seven movements of the Set-apart Spirit are proven correct, then I would like to propose the following, as a meaningful word of encouragement to the world-wide body and bride of the Messiah.

Yahoshua haMashiach, who is the same yesterday, today and forever, is coming very soon.  He is coming to receive His pure, spotless virgin bride and bring her into the wedding chamber which He has prepared for her. (John 14:2-3)

In a type and shadow picture, the high priest of Yisrael (which I personally believe represents the royal-priesthood of believers in this working thesis) enters into the most set-apart place on one exclusive day of the year – Yom Kippur (The Day of Atonement).  On this one particular day only, the high-priest of Yisrael is invited to come behind the “life” veil and experience a “face to face”, intimate encounter with the living Elohim of Heaven and Earth.

In order for the high-priest to enter into the “wedding chamber”, he must first take off all of his royal priestly attire and strip down to his linen shirt and breeches and nothing else.  Like a timid virgin bride wearing delicate lingerie on her honey-moon, the barefoot high-priest enters into the one place that no else in all of Yisrael was able to enter into.

It is my personal belief that the primary work of the Spirit of YHWH during these last few years, before the Messiah returns, is the purification of the bride.  This movement will be characterized by YHWH stripping away EVERYTHING from the elect-bride of His favour – that is not worthy of Him.  Just like the high-priest of Yisrael, it is His preference that we surrender everything to Him willingly and freely.

However, if we are the elect bride of His favour and we do not surrender all freely to Him, by the unction of His Spirit, then we better best believe that He will take away from us whatever it is that we are holding onto.  While the primary emphasis of the last movement of the Spirit is the purification of the mature-warrior bride of His desire, His intent from the beginning was that we would build Him a sanctuary. 

Are you presently going through a season of purification / fiery trials?  Does it seem as though just about everything is being taken away from you?  Have you recently felt that the only person in the pages of the Scriptures you could possibly relate to is Job?  Yes?!!  Then… REJOICE! REJOICE!  It very well could be that you are being purified from every desire of your flesh and every offering of this world, so that your only remaining all-consuming desire will be to enter into His presence at the time He returns for His bride.

INVITATION

Is there anything at all that presently has your heart and affection(s) that you know YHWH Elohim is calling you to surrender completely to Him?  It is YHWH’s desire that you would freely give up anything / everything that would keep you from being 100% unashamed at His appearing.  It is my prayer that you would do so today!

“Look out, brothers, lest there be in any of you a wicked heart of unbelief in falling away from the living Elohim, but encourage one another daily, while it is called “Today,” lest any of you be hardened by the deceivableness of sin.  For we have become partakers of Messiah if we hold fast the beginning of our trust firm to the end, while it is said, “Today, if you hear His voice, do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion.” ~ Hebrews 3:12-15   

Your servant and His,

Robert Arthur McDuffie ~ Gal. 6:14

 

         

 For your edification, here is the same teaching in video format.  Please note that the original presentation was recorded while we were ministering on the mission field of South Africa.  While the invitation to come to South Africa for a boot camp is not currently offered, we do openly accept invitations to travel to your area and present the boot camp teachings in your area.

 

   

    

    

 

 

 

   

 

Note: Much gratitude of heart to Dr Gerrit Nel, founder of Hebrew People, for the powerful insights he shared on the seven moves of the Spirit in relation to the Tabernacle in the wilderness.  The insights he shared at NG Kerk at Florida, South Africa, in early 2013, served as the foundation for this paper.  http://hebrewpeople.com/

Mandela’s Funeral & The scandal of The Deaf Interpreter

Just a thought… And it is a VERY, VERY disturbing one at that… The “phony” interpreter for the deaf claims to have seen messengers sent from Heaven that descended from on high, who came to observe Mandela’s funeral, and that is the reason he was not able to interpret anything that was being said. He also claims that he was fearful out of his mind and therefore was not able to communicate intelligibly as a result.

The first, natural tendency is to think that this suggestion seems rather laughable and completely implausible. It is also tempting to think that the placement of this “fake” interpreter, “with an unknown history of severe mental disorder” (hint, hint, wink, wink) is simply the typical incompetence we have all learned to expect from the South African government.

However, YHWH is the one true Sovereign who reigns upon the throne and I would like to suggest that perhaps He actually did send His messengers to Mandela’s funeral and that the man is telling the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth – 100%.

Why do you think that YHWH would do this?

Well, consider for a moment… when He sent messengers to Babel – it was to witness / confirm that they were guilty of trying to overthrow His sovereignty and then to bring three distinct judgments upon the people. I.e. Confusion, the sword and severe mental impairment. (According to the combined accounts given in the Scriptures and the book of Jasher – which I do not claim to be the inspired Word of Yah.) YHWH also sent messengers to the cities of Sodom and Gomarah to confirm / witness that they were in total rebellion against Him and lawless in every way and then to bring judgment upon their depravity. (Genesis 18 & 19)

Could it be… that YHWH sent messengers (maybe the seventy watcher’s of the nations referred to in Daniel) to Mandela’s funeral to witness / confirm that all of the leaders of the world would recognize and honour (with great adulation) a corrupt, torah-less and wicked man and not give any of the esteem, honour and praise to the one true and living Elohim of the Scriptures (to whom it all belongs), Who alone has preserved the people of the land of South Africa (and the world – I might add) and kept them for these twenty years and six millennium besides?!

Yahweh has spoken through many of His servants the prophets that a time of very great trouble is presently at the door of South Africa and the entire world too. Several of them have stated that unprecedented trouble would commence with Mandela’s death. (Myself included)

I personally believe that the message of this very strange event is two-fold.

First ~ Their words were many and great, but they said absolutely nothing of any meaning, weight or value in the eyes of YHWH!

Second ~ The messengers have come and they have witnessed / confirmed that all the nations of the world have rejected the one true Messiah, Judge and King of the world and have instead given all the honour, praise and esteem to a mere mortal of whom no such honour was ever deserving.

The time of Ya’acob’s trouble is here! It is even at the door! I wish we’d all been ready… but alas it was not meant to be.

Shalom, shalom, Your servant and His, R

Ps ~ Oddly enough, the only reason the whole world knows about the presence of the messengers is because of the international scandal caused by the “phony” interpreter. Otherwise we would never have even known about it. Yah is truly Sovereign over all the affairs and dealings of men!

THE MOST AMAZING BOOK ~ I WOULD LIKE TO RECOMMEND TO YOU

Shalom, shalom my dearest family and friends in YHWH,

I posted the following questions to FACEBOOK approximately one month ago.

I want to know how do you answer the following question(s)…

If YHWH (the “God” of the Bible) is so great, how come His “plan of salvation” has never been heard of by an estimated 2 billion people living today and the overwhelming majority of people on this planet alive today (and in the past) are condemned to an eternal and fiery judgment according to most of Christendom?

Also, since the devil has convinced many more people to follow after a lie than YHWH has convinced to follow after the truth, wouldn’t that make the devil the real winner and so much greater than YHWH?

Please do not take offense, as I am simply HONESTLY challenging the essence of the faith of what most Messianics, Hebrew Roots, Christians and Jews claim to believe…

How do you honestly answer these two questions???!!!

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In direct response to my inquiry, I was given a book to read…
Creation’s Jubilee by Dr. Stephen E. Jones
It is available as a free pdf download at the following web-site (below).  Even though it is a free download, I would like to suggest you give a love offering to the author and support him in his work, if this book blesses you even as it has blessed me – greatly!

http://www.gods-kingdom-ministries.net/teachings/books/creations-jubilee/

I reckon this book is the single most important book I have ever read, apart from the Scriptures.  The content / overall message of this book is in 100% agreement with what the Spirit has been teaching me over the last twelve years concerning the resurrection and the judgment.
In my opinion, Stephen does a masterful job of teaching on this very difficult and controversy subject by showing how the ancient Hebrew understanding, the understanding of the majority of the leaders of the Messianic assemblies for the first three hundred years and the full counsel of the Scriptures are all in complete agreement, and yet it is 100% at odds with what most of “Christendom” believes and teaches about this all important subject.
All my love and affection, from the bowels of mercy,
Sincerely and In Truth, Robert Arthur McDuffie
Ps – Please do yourself a favor and just read the entire book and then judge the message on its merits.  Pray for wisdom and you will receive it!

Pps – I did notice two small factual errors the first time I read this book, but it does not detract from the overall message.

http://www.gods-kingdom-ministries.net/teachings/books/creations-jubilee/

WHAT CONSTITUTES A FALSE PROPHET, ACCORDING TO THE SCRIPTURES?

What constitutes a false prophet, according to the Scriptures?

If someone speak a word in the name of YHWH and it comes to pass, does that automatically preclude him to be a true prophet of Yisrael? If someone speaks a word in the name of YHWH and then it comes to pass, but not according to that person’s original understanding, does that automatically make that person a false prophet?

Consider…

Caiaphas, who was the high priest of Yisrael in the year that Yahoshua died, was not legally qualified to hold the position of high priest (he was a politically motivated appointee of the Roman government) and he led the conspiracy to crucify Yahoshua our Messiah, and yet he prophesied 100% accurately concerning Yahoshua, as recorded in the gospel of John (11:49-52). Does the accuracy of Caiaphas’ prediction coming to pass qualify him as a true prophet of YHWH?

Another example worth considering is found in 1Kings 13. A young prophet from Yahudah gave a word from YHWH that came to pass exactly as it was spoken. In addition, he prayed and the king of Yisrael received an immediate, dramatic and supernatural miracle of healing. However, in the same account he willfully disobeyed the explicit instruction of YHWH and as a result he was immediately struck down dead by a lion. Does his complete lack of the fear of YHWH make him a false prophet, even though his prediction of the future came to pass?

In the very same passage we have yet another example worth considering. An older prophet from Yisrael bald face lies to the young prophet from Yahudah and seduces him to willfully sin against YHWH’s explicit instructions. After he enticed the younger prophet to sin against YHWH, he then prophesied that the younger prophet would be struck down by YHWH as direct result of his disobedience. After the young prophet died he then gave him a proper burial in his very own tomb and confirms that the word the younger prophet gave was a true word from YHWH and would surely come to pass. Is the older prophet a false prophet, because he seduced the younger prophet to turn away from the explicit instruction of YHWH, even though his prediction also came to pass with absolute precision?

The reality is there is a lot more to this discussion than just the surface understanding of what does or doesn’t constitute a false prophet of YHWH and Yisrael.

The basic criteria of a false prophet is first found in Debarim (Deut.) 13. If we were to follow this criteria to the exact letter, then for absolute certain every Christian pastor would have to be put to death over the last 1900 years and most of the Messianic / Hebrew Roots leadership as well. (If you believe this statement to be in error or an exaggeration in any way, then you do not have the correct understanding of Debarim 13 – Period!) The second criteria of a false prophet is found in Debarim (Deut.) 18:15-22. The context of this passage is telling the reader there is only one completely true prophet who is worthy to be feared and that is Yahoshua haMashiach. Every man is a liar and only YHWH is true!

Finally, the cannon of the word of YHWH was closed with the final Revelation, which was given to the beloved taught one, Yahonan. The idea that anyone today can proclaim anything “new” that has not already been proclaimed in the pages of the Scriptures is patently false. YHWH is not going to add to His Word or take away from His word. His word alone will stand forever and ever.

The gold standard throughout the ages of a true prophet of YHWH, is that they command the people to repent in His most set-apart Name! Repentance throughout Scripture has always meant to return to a right relationship with YHWH and obey His judgments, explicit instructions and laws. Anyone who tells you otherwise is… well… a false prophet of Yisrael.

Shalom, shalom, R

Ps – I look forward to hearing your comments, questions and feedback…

MORE CONFIRMATION – THE TIME OF YA’ACOB’S TROUBLE BEGINS ON SEPTEMBER 5th 2013

Dear Friends and Family, It does not really matter what you or I believe, all that really matter is thus saith YHWH! The time of Ya’acob’s trouble will start this week on September the 5th!

The prophetic voice I am commending to you (once again) is trusted and true! Please take the time to seriously / prayerfully consider every word she is speaking as it is the King of the Universe who is Speaking through her by His Spirit.

Please, please heed the latest prophetic words / warnings that have been given and live! “The Perfect Storm” and “The Rapture”.

This word agrees 100% with my spirit 100%.

Shalom, shalom, R

www.jubileeawakeningblast.com

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