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2 Corinthians 4:8-11 (AENT)

Interesting how we see in this Scripture that our problems and struggles are actually part of being just like Messiah.  These “attacks” are an expression of how we are counted dead to the flesh so that we may live within Messiah.

This is found clearly in the final few sentences, including the phrase, “for Y’shua’s sake…”

It is for His sake that we must endure these trials.

 

And the result?  “The life of Y’shua (will) be manifested in our mortal body.”  That’s the amazing part.  In suffering, even in death, Messiah’s life is manifested – not just in the future, but NOW, in our current mortal bodies.

Now that’s encouraging!

Do you agree or disagree, are you encouraged or does this discourage you somehow?  Scribble your thoughts in the comments.

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Have a great day in Messiah Y’shua!

 

Shabbat Begins at Sundown on the Sixth Day

This is that which YHWH hath said, To morrow is the rest of the Holy Sabbath unto YHWH. Ex. 16:23 Shabbat Countdown with Yerubilee.

How much can you get done before sunset on the sixth day each week?

Is it possible to clear the desk by then?

How would it feel to put off the rest of the cleaning for 24 hours – and have a valid excuse for doing so?

Can we finish the cooking by sunset, and then relax and just eat leftovers for a day?

Seems pretty easy, actually. Why fight it?

Shabbat Countdown with Yerubilee

Shabbat Countdown 1

The Earth has operated on a seven-day cycle since the beginning of time.

Nothing in the Bible has changed that.

Nothing engraved in stone has changed that.

Throughout time, there have always been those who have counted the days since the previous Shabbat.  They have counted the days left until the upcoming Shabbat.

They have ceased from their labors, as YAH ceased from His labors, from sunset on the sixth day until sunset at the end of the seventh day.

In world history, exactly zero cultures have established anything other than a seven-day week.  Except for China, with an experimental 10-day week which didn’t work out so well.  Apparently, the factory workers were all worn out, and productivity decreased.

Why the universal historical acceptance of the seven-day week?  Why not eight?  Or five?

How interesting, that ancient cultures never even considered changing YAH’s command. YHWH has Blessed and Set Apart (made Kadosh; made Holy) the Seventh Day for all generations, for all tribes, and for all time (Genesis/B’resheet 2:3).

Join the ancient tradition of counting the days.  Everyone is welcome.  What will you choose?

If Mayans were good at predicting the future

If Mayans were good at predicting the future, there’d be Mayans.

The Mayan Weather Forecast for the end of this week!

Link to the Mayan conversation on Facebook here:

https://j.mp/WAihov

Why Do Some Have More Faith Than Others?

Some people have great faith in the Creator; others, not so much. Why this difference? I will give a few examples to show that great faith comes from internalizing His Great Faithfulness. He is now gathering His people back to the Land not for the people’s good behavior but for His Name (Ezek 20:44; 36:22,32). And He will not allow the people to be scattered again (Amos 9:15). We see from the Ezekiel passages that His Word is True; therefore, it’s not a huge leap to believe that Amos 9:15 is also true. YHWH promised He would regather His people Israel back to the Land, and wow, look! He’s done it (1948). That’s the big picture and yet there are issues we face in our lives where we must personally rely upon His faithfulness to lead and guide us every step. (Isa. 30:20-21). I refer to these prophecies simply to show that my faith is based upon His record of being faithful, in the history of Israel and in personal life. Yes, we all know that Israel has been disobedient and has suffered as a result (Dvarim/Deut. 28) but YAH would never forsake His own child (Isaiah 49:14-16). Continuing on thru verse 26 that He will multiply His people upon the Land once again, and the oppressors’ violent deeds will come to nothing. Again, this has nothing to do with Israel’s behavior or obedience; notwithstanding, Israel will respond to His love and mercy with her obedience (Ezekiel 11:16-21; 36:17-31, Isaiah 66:23).

Teddy Chadwick, Israel

JTOD.org & Yerubilee.com

“Messianic Roots Reggae from Jerusalem”

“Lifting up the Name of Yeshua in Israel and in the Nations”

Israel Under Fire–Again

Recently, Israel endured weeks of increased rocket fire from Gaza, and anti-tank fire against a jeep routinely patrolling Israel’s side of the fence.  A Hamas rocket landed on a home in Kiryat Malachi, killing 3 Israelis. Israel suffered like this for weeks before responding with surgical attacks against Hamas launch sites and operatives in Gaza.  At no point has Israel responded by carpet bombing residential areas in Gaza.

Whenever this sort of thing occurs, Israel claims self defense, while Hamas and their sympathizers claim that Israel’s military actions are illegal.  Hamas and their sympathizers claim that it is moral for them to bomb Israeli civilians, but immoral for Israel to attack Hamas militants.

The argument normally goes like this:

PA/Hamas sympathizers: “Israel’s existence is illegal.”
Answer: “No.  The State of Israel was ratified by a legal vote of the United Nations in 1947.”

PA/Hamas sympathizers: “The UN vote was wrong, because the Holocaust never happened.”
Answer: “Everyone knows that the Holocaust happened.  The USA and Britain sacrificed their young men to fight against Hitler and end the Holocaust.  The German record books of death camps have been opened to the public.”

PA/Hamas sympathizers: “No! The Holocaust is a huge lie perpetrated by America, the Jews,  and the Zionist Entity!”
Answer: OK, now you sound like an idiot.  The Holocaust is undeniable.

PA/Hamas sympathizers: “End the occupation of Gaza!”
Answer: Israel ended the occupation in 2005 and relocated hundreds of Jewish families out of there.

PA/Hamas sympathizers: “End the occupation of Gaza!”
Answer: Even Hamas admitted that the Israeli occupation has ended.
“In 2012, the co-founder of Hamas, Rahul, stated that Gaza was no longer occupied.”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaza_Strip

“‘Against whom could we demonstrate in the Gaza Strip? When Gaza was occupied, that model was applicable,’ Zahar said.” Retrieved from Ma’an News Agency, January 5, 2012

http://www.maannews.net/eng/ViewDetails.aspx?ID=449619

PA/Hamas sympathizers: “Well, then stop the blockade of Gaza.”
Answer: International Law permits a naval blockade when necessary to protect people from those trying to kill them.  The blockade began when Hamas took power in 2007.  Either vote Hamas out of office in Gaza, or change the Hamas Charter which says “destroy Israel.”

PA/Hamas sympathizers: “Israel deserves to be destroyed! They stole the land!”
Answer:  It was never your land.  It was under Ottoman rule from about 1500 until 1917, and then under British rule from 1917 to 1947.  Your people were allowed to live on the land, but the land did not belong to you. You had no sovereign government of your own.

PA/Hamas sympathizers: “But, my grandparents had land.”
Answer: Only by Turkish and British permission.  But they also allowed Jews to have land, so this is irrelevant.

PA/Hamas sympathizers: “The Turks and the British were obligated to allow Arabs to have land, because it is rightfully Arab land.”
Answer:  No one managed to convince the Turks or the British to forbid the Jews from living on the land.  These empires allowed it, and no one could say otherwise.  At any rate, the Ottoman Turks are gone now (WWI), same with the British as custodians of the Land (WWII); therefore what those empires allowed in their day has since bowed to the UN vote of 1947, a Jewish homeland.

PA/Hamas sympathizers:  “The land belongs to Mohammed and the Jews cannot have one inch of it.”
Answer: Sorry, but the majority of the world disagrees with you.  As was seen in the UN vote of 1947.

PA/Hamas sympathizers: “But Israel forces Gazans to live in that jail, suffering, with no food and water.”
Answer: Gaza also shares a border with Egypt; so it’s not Israel’s responsibility alone.  Israel transfers truckloads of food, supplies, toys, etc. every day.  Israel supplies electricity and gas to Gaza even though Gaza shows no appreciation.  There is actually no humanitarian crisis in Gaza despite statements to the contrary.

UN Vote:
It’s true that the Arab states voted against the establishment of a Jewish Homeland as a bloc, so therefore the Arab states do not like the results of the vote; this however, does not make the vote illegal, nor does it render the State of Israel illegal.  It’s time for the Arab states to cut their losses and stop being crybabies.  Arab states lost the vote in 1947.  It’s time you accept that fact instead of carrying on with this non-acceptance of the UN vote.

PA/Hamas sympathizers: “We will never accept the UN vote. Israel must die.”
Answer: Military actions taken against a member state of the UN are illegal.  It is the illegal existence of Hamas that must end, the UN member state known as Israel is quite legal according to International Law.

PA/Hamas sympathizers: “But the international community is wrong. The whole world needs to accept Sharia Law, which states that a Jewish state cannot exist.”
Answer: We think not.  That is the root of our disagreement right there.
And, you’ve just switched from a political argument to a religious argument.
To give a religious answer: Sura 5:21 of the Koran/Quran states that Israel is the land for the Jewish people.

“Prof. Khaleel Mohammed, Islamic Law scholar of the San Diego State University, noted that Sura 5 verse 21 of the Qur’an, and the medieval exegetes of the Qur’an, say that Israel belongs to the Jews.”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muslim_supporters_of_Israel#In_the_Qur.27an

For further reading:

http://www.palestinefacts.org/pf_independence_israel_legal.php

Teddy Chadwick,

JTOD.org & Yerubilee.com
“Messianic Roots Reggae from Jerusalem”

“Lifting up the Name of Yeshua
in Israel and in the Nations”

Ingathering to Israel

And I will give them one heart, and I will put a new spirit within you; and I will take the stony heart out of their flesh, and will give them an heart of flesh:  That they may walk in my statutes, and keep mine ordinances, and do them: and they shall be my people, and I will be their Elohim. (Ezekiel 11:19-20)

The passage in Ezekiel 11 is similarly repeated in Ezekiel 36.  In Ezek. 36, the timing of the new heart is immediately after Israel is brought back to the Land which was promised to Abraham.  That began to happen in the 1850′s, and was confirmed on the ground by the family of worldly nations in a legal vote in 1947.  Israel declared independence in 1948 and has been preserved miraculously ever since.  That is the process of YHWH bringing the children of Israel back to the Land as in Ezek. 36:1-24. 

The next steps are the cleansing by water (v.25), the stony heart removed, and then the soft heart installed (v.26).

The Ruach haKodesh is put within (the Holy Spirit – v.27) and the RESULT is that the people will WALK in YHWH’s statutes, His Judgments, and DO THEM.  

That is physically doing the Torah thanks to the Torah being written upon the hearts of the people.  That is only possible through YHWH changing that heart through His process.

This appears not only in Ezekiel but also in Jeremiah 31:30-38.  The “new covenant” (Brit Chadasha can also mean Renewed Covenant) is this:
1) It is FOR the tribes of Israel and Judah – and other nations can be grafted in (Romans 11)
2) It CONSISTS OF the Torah being written upon the heart (Ezekiel 11, Ezekiel 36, Ez. 38)
3) One RESULT is that the people will DO the Torah and walk in obedience to YHWH.

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