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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

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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?

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

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Passover Calendar 2012

Messiah is the Lamb that was slain (1 Cor 5:7) to keep the death angel away: Worthy is the Lamb!
1 Cor 5:8 clearly writes to the Church: “Therefore let us keep the [Passover] Feast…” Going leaven-free for one week is also a metaphor for removing sin from our lives – according to the entire Chapter 5 of 1 Corinthians. :-)

So, to summarize the dates:
• Passover begins just before sunset on the 14th of the First Month (April 5, 2012).
• That’s the time to have the Seder meal, including Unleavened Bread, since the 15h of Aviv starts at sunset and is the First Day of Unleavened Bread.
• Feast of Unleavened Bread (FULB) lasts 7 days: from sunset April 5 til April 12 at sunset.
• The last day is a High Shabbat.

Purge out from you the old leaven, that you may be a new mass, as you are unleavened. For our Passover is the Mashiyach, who was slain for us. Therefore let us celebrate the Festival, not with the old leaven, nor with the leaven of wickedness and bitterness, but with the leaven of purity and sanctity. I wrote to you by letter, not to mingle with sexual sinners. But I say not, with the sexual sinners who are in the world… that you don’t mix, if anyone is called a brother and is a sexual sinner, or avaricious, or an idol-worshipper, or a charlatan, or a drunkard, or rapacious, with him who is such, not even to eat bread… and remove you the wickedness from among you. (1 Corinthians 5:7-13 AENT)

 

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Matthew 1:1-19 in the Aramaic

Matthew Chapter 1

1. The book of the genealogy of Y’shua the Mashiyach,the son of Dawid, the son of Awraham.

2. Awraham fathered Yitz’chak, Yitz’chak  fathered Ya’akov. Ya’akov fathered Yehuda and his brothers.  3. Yehuda fathered Peretz and Zarakh by Thamar.  Peretz fathered Khetzron.  4. Khetzron fathered Aram. Aram fathered Amminadav, Amminadav fathered, Nekhshon.  Nekhshon fathered Salmon.  5. Salmon fathered Bo’az by Rachav, Bo’az fathered Awbed by Rawth, Awbed fathered Ishai.  6. Ishai fathered Dawid the king. Dawid fathered Shlemon by the wife of Awrea.  7. Shlemon fathered Rechav’am, Rechav’am fathered Aviyah, Aviyah fathered Asa.  8. Asa fathered Yahoshapat, Yahoshapat fathered Yoram, Yoram fathered Uziyahu.  9. Uziyahu fathered Yotham, Yotham fathered Akhaz, Akhaz fathered Hizkiyahu.  10. Hizkiyahu fathered M’nasheh, M’nasheh fathered Amon, Amon fathered Yoshiyahu.  11. Yoshiyahu fathered Yochanyahu and his brothers in the captivity of Bavel.  12. And after the captivity now of Bavel, Yochanyahu fathered Sh’altiel, Sh’altiel fathered Zerubavel.  13. Zerubavel fathered Awiud, Awiud fathered Elyakim, Elyakim fathered Azor.  14. Azor fathered Tzadoq.  Tzadoq fathered Achin, Achin fathered El’ichud.  15. El’ichud fathered El’azar, El’azar fathered Matan, Matan fathered Ya’akov.  16. Ya’akov fathered Yosip, the guardian* of Maryam, from whom was born Y’shua, who is called the Mashiyach.  17. Therefore, all the generations from Awraham until Dawid were fourteen generations, from Dawid to the captivity were fourteen generations and from the captivity of Bavel until the Mashiyach were fourteen generations.  18. Now the birth of Y’shua, the Mashiyach, was like this:  While Maryam his mother was betrothed to Yosip, without them being united, she was found pregnant by the Ruach haKodesh. 19. But Yosip, her husband was just and did not desire to expose her, yet he was thinking in secret that he would dismiss her. (Matt. 1:1-19 AENT).

Genealogy of the Messiah:  Who Says Matthew Cannot Count to Fourteen?

Greek NT comes under accusation with blatant mistakes as found in Matthew 1.  Verse 17 asserts 
that the generation count must be 14, 14, & 14, and yet in Greek verses 12-16, one can only find 13 
generations, including Y’shua.  In the Aramaic Peshitta NT, the v.16 Yosip is Maryam’s father, not 
husband: Problem resolved.  Secondly, if she is attached to the Davidic line only by marriage as 
written in Greek, then her offspring cannot be the Messiah. The Peshitta (Eastern Aramaic) text of the New Testament fixes all this.

Third, the Peshitta distinguishes the first Yosip (v.16) from the second (v.19), so the contradiction 
with Luke 3:23 disappears. Fourth, see Matt. 8:9 for another usage of “gowra” as “father” rather 
than “husband.”  Lastly, note that it is inappropriate to double any name in an attempt to balance 
the Greek lists.

 

* The word gowra designates a protector-male or guardian; the context of this verse determines its specific meaning.  Y’shua elsewhere says “which one of gowra, if he has a son…(Mt.7:9),” obviously “father” is intended.

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2 Corinthians 4:6-7 from the Aramaic

Because Elohim, who commanded the light to arise from darkness, has Himself shined in our hearts, that we might be illuminated with the knowledge of the glory of Elohim on the face of Y’shua the Mashiyach.*  7. But we have this treasure in an earthen vessel that the excellence of the power might be from Elohim, and not from us.  (2 Cor. 4:6-7 AENT pg. 542)

* A.G. Roth: This verse strengthens the idea that the glory of Elohim is “reflected” in Y’shua’s face.

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1 John 4:17-18 from the Aramaic Sources

And hereby is his love perfected with us; that we may have open countenances in the day of judgment; because as he was, so also are we in this world.  18. In love there is no fear; but perfect love casts out fear; because fear exists in peril, and he that fears* is not perfected in love.
(1 John 4:17-18 AENT pg. 658)

* A.G. Roth: This refers to the fear of man, the fear of loss and every other form of fear, except the Fear of YHWH.  The Fear of YHWH helps to perfect the love of YHWH.  A young child is taught about boundaries to protect and sustain the child’s welfare.  The more understanding a child has of their boundaries and environment, the more likely they will not fall into danger.  A child does not have the knowledge of their parent; neither does mankind have all the knowledge that YHWH has.  When YHWH establishes righteous boundaries for mankind, it is only a fool who oversteps them.

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Definition: Sin

And everyone that practices sin, perpetrates iniquity; for all sin is iniquity. (1 John 3:4 AENT pg. 654).

“…all sin is iniquity.”  Sin and iniquity are equivalent according to the “New Testament,” more aptly called the  Renewed Covenant.  But what is iniquity?

The dictionary defines iniquity as “lack of justice or righteousness; wickedness; injustice.”  The page at Dictionary.com includes a usage example from the Torah (Exodus 34:6-7).  Iniquity (lack of righteousness) can therefore be described as “Lawlessness,” which is “Torah-lessness” for those who consider the Bible to be Divinely inspired by the Creator.

You therefore, my beloved, as you know (these things) beforehand, guard yourselves or else, by going after the error of the Torahless, you fall from your steadfastness.  (2 Peter 3:17 AENT pg.458).

While sin is sin, meaning that sin is Torahlessness, without compromise, keep in mind that there is a difference between the occasional lapse vs. a lifestyle of practicing sin:

Everyone that is born of Elohim does not practice sin because his seed is in him and he cannot sin because he is born of Elohim. (1 John 3:9 AENT pg.654)

Secondly, our Father in Heaven has always been merciful towards those who repent:

YHWH, YHWH El, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth, Keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, and that will by no means clear the guilty; visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, and upon the children’s children, unto the third and to the fourth generation. (Exodus 34:6-7).

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