My Christian friends call me a “legalist.” My Jewish friends call me a Christian even though some of them are not quite sure how to label me due to my belief that the whole Word of God is to be obeyed. It is difficult for those that reject Yahshua as Messiah to understand that He brought me to obedience. Regardless, the Word has promised that I have been “grafted in” with Israel by the Grace of God through my Faith.
How can I explain what seems to be a contradiction to Christians? What are the missing pieces of the puzzle? It’s not like I haven’t tried to explain. But isn’t there something more to Christianity than just “believing?” Does Gods Love end there? Is there something greater promised that Christians, and the world, can avail themselves of?
At no time have I ever told a Christian brother or sister that they are not “saved” by their faith. That would be the most ridiculous of statements to make. The Word is very clear on this matter: “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:” Eph_2:8
I ask them now: What comes next? Now that you are saved by grace through your faith, what do you do now? “Spread the Word and the Love of Jesus” is one answer, that is said in many different ways, that comes to mind. Spread the Word? All of it? Or just part of it? So many more questions come to mind with every answer given.
But what comes next on a personal basis? Is “believing” all there is to it? Is that the end of it? This is where it gets difficult. They know that if they say anything about obedience they will be in agreement with me. Wouldn’t that be the end of the discussion? It appears not.
For the moment lets focus on the foundation of the main issue. We can come back to the finer details at another time. No sense in taking a side track to questions that will most certainly arise and can be answered as we continue to enrich our faith through study of His Word with prayer.
We all agree that Grace is the free and unmerited favor of God shown towards man and that grace cannot be “earned.” We also agree that Sin results in death and Grace results in being saved from death.
Faith is the believing, committing and trusting in God and His Word. It is the foundation and source of all of our behavior. Christians agree with the New Testament claims that Yahshua is the Word. Yahshua walked and practiced Gods Word perfectly and thus was defined as “the Word made Flesh.” Yahshua is the ultimate manifestation of Grace and Love from God. Therefore, Faith in God, Faith in Gods Word and Faith in Yahshua are all one and the same.
Now the difficult part. “Obedience.” If I were to ask a Christian if they thought they were “obedient” to Christ the answer would be in the affirmative. But why is obedience to Torah questioned? Why is obedience to Torah (instructions) anathema? Where is the hypocrisy found when someone that believes Yahshua is Messiah falls into obedience with Torah? How can Christians support the claim that Torah is for Jews only? Isn’t that the essence of the claim? Were there not “strangers” among Israel during the Exodus? Are we not “grafted in” with / to Israel? And did we not receive the same “Gospel” as they did? [The answer to the last 3 questions are easily found within the Scriptures.]
Obedience is the resulting output of believing, committing and trusting Gods Word after Faith has already been established. It is the “doing” of your proclaimed inward faith. Obeying God is simply a matter of obeying His “instructions.” Torah = Instructions.
When one believes with all their heart, soul and mind that something is true, consequently, one behaves and acts as though it is true by completely applying it in their life to the best of their ability.
There are two paths available to us. The broad path is in unbelieving and leads to the curse of death. The narrow path is the desire, through faith, to practice the Word demonstrating evidence of our faith which results in Blessings.
Blessings. This is the part that a lot of us miss. I know I did. There was a time when I thought being saved was blessing enough! But there is so much more that God wants to give us if we would just allow it.
The Law Blesses (obey) and Curses (disobey).
Deu 11:26 – 28 “Behold, I set before you this day a blessing and a curse; A blessing, if ye obey the commandments of the LORD your God, which I command you this day: And a curse, if ye will not obey the commandments of the LORD your God, but turn aside out of the way which I command you this day, to go after other gods, which ye have not known.”
Psalm 112:1 “Praise ye the LORD. Blessed is the man that feareth the LORD, that delighteth greatly in his commandments.”
Psalm 119:1-2 “ALEPH. Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the LORD. Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, and that seek him with the whole heart.”
Psalm 128:1 “A Song of degrees. Blessed is every one that feareth the LORD; that walketh in his ways.”
Isaiah 56:2 “Blessed is the man that doeth this, and the son of man that layeth hold on it; that keepeth the sabbath from polluting it, and keepeth his hand from doing any evil.”
See also Matt. 5:6, Luke 11:28, and Matt. 5:10
James 1:25 “But who looks into the perfect law of liberty, and continues in it, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in what he does.”
Revelation 22:12 “And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.”
Obedience is what leads to our reward. This is precisely why Yahshua states that those who remove a “jot or tittle” from the law will be “least in the Kingdom” as they mitigate their reward.
Matt: 5:17-19 “Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill. For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled. Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.”
Note: “according as his work shall be” in Rev. 22:12. We are not saved by our “works” but by the grace of God alone. It is the blessings and rewards we receive apart from our salvation according to our “works” that are derived from obedience to the law.
1 Corinthians 3:13-15 “Every man’s work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man’s work of what sort it is. If any man’s work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward. If any man’s work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.”
Is it not quite clear that obedience leads to blessings and rewards? So if a man teaches that God has abolished His Sabbath or actually believes that God would abolish an eternal sign of His covenant, regardless of who you are or what else you have done, you will still be saved but you will be “least in the Kingdom” of heaven for all eternity according to Scripture.
It is my hope that this post will explain the truth as I have come to know it and allow my Christian brothers and sisters insight into the foundation of my beliefs. May it be a blessing to all that read.
According to Islamic tradition, the Mahdi will return to reinstate the office of the Caliphate. Islam directs its followers: “If you see him, go and give him your allegiance, even if you have to crawl over ice, because he is the Vice-Regent (Khalifa) of Allah, the Mahdi.” [Ibn Maja, Kitah al-Fitan #4084]
“For he will pave the way for, and establish the government of the family (or community) of Mohammed … Every believer will be obligated to support him.” [Sunan Abu Dawud]
Now, let me share this small piece from an article I posted earlier titled “Obama Behind the Caliphate Conspiracy?”
Below the pic of the Saudi King placing a gold necklace around Obama’s neck are these words: “This picture was a presentation from the Saudi King to President Obama ANOINTING HIM AS A MUSLIM CHOSEN TO HELP THE RISE OF THE CALIPHATE.”
Maybe he had anointed him as the “Mahdi” ???
If this is true, then please remember a much earlier post I made in which another Islamic belief was shown: The “Mahdi” is the rider of the “White Horse” of the 4 horsemen of the apocalypse … also know as the “Anti-Christ” in the Christian religion.
If that isn’t enough to make your head turn … try this on for size:
Luke 10:18 “And He said unto them: I beheld Satan as lightening falling from the heavens”
The Hebrew word for “lighten” or “lightening” is “Baraq”
In Isaiah 14:14 “I will ascend above the heights of the clouds, I will be like the Most High”
The Hebrew word for “heights” or high place is “Bama”
In order to join these two words together a “U” or “O” would be used. And that would give us .. ?? .. That’s right. Baraq O Bama.
Kind of weird, eh?
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Readers of prophecy note that all the nations that Messiah does battle with at the End Times are Islamic. As I’ve posted many times before it is evident that Islam is the Beast spoken of in Biblical Prophecy. What Americans want to know is what will be America’s role in the End Time events. For this answer we can only turn to the Scriptures themselves. There are many different interpretations of these scriptures available. The most plausible are those made by Walid Shoebat. You can find many videos of Walid Shoebat giving lectures on YouTube.
There may be more activity regarding America in the end time events than Walid speaks of. As we see the American government building up its internal law enforcement into military units and, without a doubt, arming itself for internal conflict we suspect that America will be distracted from world events due to this coming conflict within its own borders.
But what sort of internal conflict will America face? We see a never ending tirade regarding “racism” in America. (Mostly one sided.) We see rich and poor also pitted against each other. We see Americans being divided by all things possible: race, economic status, gender, religious belief, political party and the list goes on. But what could possibly happen in America that would bring an armed conflict between the State apparatus and its citizens?
What about the economy? Would economic failure effect all Americans? Yes. Could it be a catalyst to armed confrontation? Yes. Could all the other divisions mentioned above play a part? Yes. And we have much more to consider.
Recent articles suggest a build up of men, machines, food and even anti-virus vaccines all scheduled to be deployed in “Region III” by no later than Oct. 1st. The “men” being deployed are said to be United Nations units. And the call for an anti-virus vaccine being needed and ready by that deadline also suggests a false flag operation of great proportions.
What we might also consider are these facts: The UN is controlled by Islamic nations, most readers would accuse Obama of being Muslim, there are millions of Muslims in America, Eric Holder’s (a Muslim) gun running to Mexican Cartels (and who knows who else he has been arming), the ongoing slaughter of Christians by Muslims and that very fact that the Beast appears to be Islam.
There are many scenarios that can be imagined with these clues. If America is the “greatest fortress” that the anti-christ will rise up against then we cannot exclude a “religious” war right here on our own soil. We cannot exclude our own government turning against Christians – considering all the Muslims now in positions of power within the Obama administration which could take advantage of Executive Orders during this coming emergency. It’s very possible that we will see the rise of Islam in America through the federal government with the assistance of UN troops (most from Islamic nations).
Remember, all it would take is for Islam to cry for the war against America to begin and Muslims across America will rise up to the challenge. If this coming Oct. America experiences something large enough to weaken the nation or the will of the people, Islamists may believe it to be the right time to call for their jihad. In order for America to be the “strongest of fortresses” that throws the anti-Christ into the “pit” – America must overcome the internal conflict to come. Which means the militia in America must overcome the Islamist threat from within.
“Preppies” have had the right idea all along. My suggestion is that all of my readers prepare for a long struggle and be prepared for something big to happen this Oct. Not much time left to prepare and if you haven’t been “prepping” I would suggest that rations be high priority at this time.
Published on Feb 28, 2013
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Allow me to begin with an article published in the Florida Bar Journal titled: Coram What? An Introduction to Federal Special Writs by Erik W. Scharf and Wayne R. Atkins.
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Just a few articles related to the subject of the medicinal and industrial value of Hemp … which the government has classified as “illegal” for the benefit of Big Pharma and other industries which you will see at the links provided. Spread this message. There is no reason for the government to keep this wonderful natural substance from a “free” people. I am a staunch advocate of “local” activism and suggest that State activism will lead to liberating Hemp from the claws of the federal machine such as has been done in California, Colorado, Wyoming, Oregon, etc. Not only will those suffering from disease gain a cure for their ailments but the States will also see great benefit in new industries which will supply much needed jobs as well as tax revenue.
They say marijuana is dangerous. Pot is not harmful to the human body or mind. Marijuana does not pose a threat to the general public. Marijuana is very much a danger to the oil companies, alcohol, tobacco industries and a large number of chemical corporations. Big businesses, with plenty of dollars and influence, have suppressed the truth from the people. The truth is, if marijuana was utilized for its vast array of commercial products, it would create an industrial atomic bomb! The super rich have conspired to spread misinformation about the plant that, if used properly, would ruin their companies. http://www.lewrockwell.com/spl2/reason-hemp-is-illegal.html
The ominous part is that this isn’t the first time scientists have discovered that THC shrinks tumors. In 1974 researchers at the Medical College of Virginia, who had been funded by the National Institute of Health to find evidence that marijuana damages the immune system, found instead that THC slowed the growth of three kinds of cancer in mice — lung and breast cancer, and a virus-induced leukemia.
The DEA quickly shut down the Virginia study and all further cannabis/tumor research, according to Jack Herer, who reports on the events in his book, “The Emperor Wears No Clothes.” In 1976 President Gerald Ford put an end to all public cannabis research and granted exclusive research rights to major pharmaceutical companies, who set out — unsuccessfully — to develop synthetic forms of THC that would deliver all the medical benefits without the “high.” http://patients4medicalmarijuana.wordpress.com/2010/01/04/marijuana-cures-cancer-us-government-has-known-since-1974/
On the one hand, United States federal government officials have consistently denied that marijuana has any medical benefits. On the other, the government actually holds patents for the medical use of the plant.
Just check out US Patent 6630507 titled “Cannabinoids as antioxidants and neuroprotectants” which is assigned to The United States of America, as represented by the Department of Health and Human Services.
The patent claims that –
“Cannabinoids have been found to have antioxidant properties, unrelated to NMDA receptor antagonism. This new found property makes cannabinoids useful in the treatment and prophylaxis of wide variety of oxidation associated diseases, such as ischemic, age-related, inflammatory and autoimmune diseases.The cannabinoids are found to have particular application as neuroprotectants, for example in limiting neurological damage following ischemic insults, such as stroke and trauma, or in the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and HIV dementia.”
The patent was obtained in October of 2003. http://patients4medicalmarijuana.wordpress.com/medical-use-of-cannabis-video/the-government-holds-a-patent-for-medical-marijuana/
See the patent HERE.
In the federal system, marijuana is classified as a controlled substance, categorized as having a high potential for abuse and no currently accepted medical use, together with drugs like heroin, LSD and ecstasy.
The court noted that the DEA denied the petition after the Department of Health and Human Services gave the DEA its evaluation that marijuana lacks a currently accepted medical use in the United States. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/22/marijuana-class-i_n_2528323.html
The first thing to realize is cannabinoids are the real deal. it is not a scam designed by a bunch of pot heads, though the federal government and Big Pharma hope you continue to think so.. The federal government has known cannabinoids cured cancer since 1974 when it funded program at university of Virginia to prove pot had a negative effect on the immune system.Their final report showed pot had no negative effect on immune system and killed cancer cells in a petri dish and in mice. our wonderful federal government immediately defunded the program…and now now hold a patent on cannabinoids. http://www.myelomabeacon.com/forum/medical-cannabis-treatments-t171-20.html
When will they stop trying to force this thing down our throats?? Probably never. Once again we will need to call upon our State governments to put this in an early grave.
Here is Ron Paul with information about how they are trying to sneak this ID card into legislation.
People have often heard America referred to as a “melting pot” – a nation of diversity. This is an undeniable truth. People have come to America from all points of the globe. But until 1965 America was a unique culture that required immigrants to assimilate into its unique society. We did not ask that people forget their heritage or leave it behind. We did require that they leave their “culture” behind. After all, did they not come here to escape a failing culture?
John Jay, 1st Chief Justice of the Supreme Court wrote in the Federalist Papers #2, paragraphs 5 & 6:
“With equal pleasure I have as often taken notice that Providence has been pleased to give this one connected country to one united people — a people descended from the same ancestors, speaking the same language, professing the same religion, attached to the same principles of government, very similar in their manners and customs, and who, by their joint counsels, arms, and efforts, fighting side by side throughout a long and bloody war, have nobly established general liberty and independence.
This country and this people seem to have been made for each other, and it appears as if it was the design of Providence, that an inheritance so proper and convenient for a band of brethren, united to each other by the strongest ties, should never be split into a number of unsocial, jealous, and alien sovereignties.”
Note that the people are “united,” by “speaking the same language, professing the same religion, attached to the same principles of government, very similar in their manners and customs.” And before the Immigration Act of 1965 only people that came from similar cultures were allowed to immigrate to the U.S. But since 1965 we have been deluged with people from all cultures forming small enclaves within American society and fracturing the once stable American culture into many that all vie for power and resources.
An awakening has occurred, most notably in Germany and England, that multiculturalism does not and cannot work. For instance, in Germany, Chancellor Angela Merkel said Germany’s attempt to create a multicultural society has failed completely and is calling on the country’s immigrants to learn German and adopt Christian Values. She went on further to say: “We feel tied to Christian values. Those that don’t accept them don’t have a place here.” 
“British Prime Minister David Cameron horrified European elites when he recently proclaimed that multiculturalism has failed. The idea that all cultures are equal and that they can live happily side by side in one country is false. It just doesn’t work.
And Prime Minister Cameron knows all too well that Britain can no longer ignore the danger of growing and competing cultures within its own borders-cultures that threaten British institutions and British national identity. This is especially relevant in Europe today because of the difficulty of assimilating Muslim immigrants.” 
“The safety of a republic depends essentially on the energy of a common national sentiment; on a uniformity of principles and habits; on the exemption of the citizens from foreign bias and prejudice; and on the love of country, which will almost invariably be found to be closely connected with birth, education, and family. The opinion advanced in [Jefferson’s] Notes on Virginia is undoubtedly correct, that foreigners will generally be apt to bring with them attachments to the persons they have left behind; to the country of their nativity, and to its particular customs and manners. They will also entertain opinions on government congenial with those under which they have lived; or if they should be led hither from a preference to ours, how extremely unlikely is it that they will bring with them that temperate love of liberty, so essential to real republicanism?…
“In the recommendation to admit indiscriminately foreign emigrants of every description to the privileges of American citizens, on their first entrance into our country, there is an attempt to break down every pale which has been erected for the preservation of a national spirit and a national character; and to let in the most powerful means of perverting and corrupting both the one and the other.”—Alexander Hamilton
How can America protect its culture when we permit it to be overrun by people with different cultures – who import their own inferior cultures – and refuse to embrace American culture? The framers knew it would be impossible so Article 1, Section 9, Clause 1 delegates to Congress the power to control immigration. But Congress failed us as it was insisted we had to let anybody immigrate. In 1965 the Immigration Act abolished the national origins quota system which had limited immigration to primarily people from a culture similar to ours. Dissenters of the Act were ridiculed and labeled as “racist” or “intolerant” – which is still a commonly used attack by subversives within our society today. Multiculturalism is intellectually indefensible. There is no logical argument that can be made in support of it as history demonstrates multicultural societies to be total failures.
Culture and Society go hand in hand. Culture needs society to sustain its existence and society needs culture to hold it together and survive. Language, government and other man made things are a product of culture. This is why we see immigrants form enclaves within our society. It is said they seek to “maintain their identity and heritage.” Which is just another way of saying it is a way for them to ensure the survival of their “culture.”
The result of these numerous cultures within America is that American culture must now compete for power within its own government as well as for resources. It is a fact that cultures compete for dominance in every country where cultures attempt to co-exist. Multiculturalism hasn’t worked anywhere and it’s not working in America.
The result of Western countries importing large numbers of people from incompatible cultures will only result in culture clashes as resources diminish. Conflicts between nations and groups of different civilizations will dominate global politics as we are witness of it in current time.
At this time, America is in great danger of a total loss of its unique culture. We are witness as the many cultures that have set up their own societies within America vie for power within the government. Most notably are Mexican and Islamic cultures that threaten the American culture as Mexicans call for what they believe to be “stolen lands” returned to Mexico and Muslims that simply refuse to assimilate into American society and call for the right of Sharia which is incompatible with American Liberty, Law and Justice – the very founding principles that made American culture so unique.
As I said, conflict will arise between cultures and this conflict will result in the American people saving their unique culture or seeing it come to utter destruction. The result is dependent on the courage of Americans to take a stand in protecting their culture from encroachment by these foreign cultures.
Please take note of this paragraph which demonstrates, once again, that guns reduce violent crime:
“The fact is, violence has decreased, safety is up, and the only place you can’t do that is Corps land,” the Oklahoma lawmaker said. “Corps land has more visitors, more rapes, more murders . . . than we ever had in the parks, but we can’t for some reason — for some reason they don’t want us to be able to express our Second Amendment right.”