26 June 2017

What Does Redemption Really Mean?

2 Tamuz 5777

The word "redemption" is being thrown around a lot today and is being used as an excuse for a lot of people to do a lot of very questionable things. 

The Hebrew word geulah (גְּאֻלָּה) is translated into English as "redemption". There are important reasons why one word is chosen over another when translating, because it's not just a word that is being translated but an entire concept.

Many of you will no doubt be too young to remember stamp redemption centers, but once upon a time they were very common. In order to draw in customers, some gas stations (more commonly referred to as filling stations in those days) and some groceries would give out trading stamps with each purchase. The more money you spent, the more stamps you collected. They would be pasted into a book and after enough books had been filled, you could go to a redemption center and redeem your stamps from all manner of items. They had a catalogue that listed all the available items which could be traded for the stamps along with how many books it would cost you.


I was thinking about this concept today and thought how the word "exchange" comes closest to describing the concept of redemption in this context. When I looked it up in the dictionary, I found: "redeem: gain or regain possession of (something) in exchange for payment."


I thought about this with regard to the redemption from Egypt and it fits. When we left Egypt, we exchanged one master for another Master. We stopped being slaves to Egypt and became bond-servants (of our own free will - na'aseh v'nishmah) to HKB"H. And that was the essence of the covenant we entered into at Har Sinai. Unlike the popular modern notion of Passover being a holiday of freedom which can be applied to all oppressed people-groups, the foundational concept of freedom at Passover is that we became free to choose our master. No one is ever truly free in this world. We are only free to choose - substance over artifice, truth over lie, good over evil, life over death, etc.

It also includes the idea of HKB"H coming to take possession of His people Israel. This is an aspect that is also clearly revealed in the concept of the kinsman-redeemer spoken of in the Book of Ruth. The kinsman-redeemer was the closest relative who could "redeem" the earthly posessions of a niftar so that they not be lost to the family line. 

So, the next question naturally becomes how then are we to understand the final redemption in light of this? What will it mean to be redeemed in the future?

HKB"H is going to establish His possession of this world and all who live in it; to confirm that Israel is His chosen nation - not only His holy servants, but his precious children -  and to exchange the World of Truth for this current World of Lies.

Just like in the example above, the stamps were just a token - a promise, if you will - of something else, something better and more valuable, to come. This is what we are awaiting and it's clearly not something we can do. Just like we could not take ourselves out of Egypt. Only the Master of the Universe, the Almighty King of Creation can do this. All we can do is prepare ourselves for it so we might be counted worthy to enjoy it when the time comes.

Understanding it in this way also makes it abundantly clear that a world where the majority of its inhabitants continue to worship in false religious systems which promote lies and deceit and call HKB"H by names unknown to our fathers is not the redemption we are waiting for. Those who promote acceptance of such a world where humankind continues in its false ways, but united in peaceful coexistence is not bringing redemption!

When redemption has finally arrived, only HKB"H will be worshipped and in the manner the Torah prescribes and His name will be One - not three or three thousand, but ONE.

As long as there remains one Christian praying in the name of Yeshu or one Muslim calling out in the name of Yalla, we have not yet been redeemed. And if it is possible to delay the redemption, then surely those who encourage Christians to remain "good" Christians and Muslims to become "peaceful" Muslims, are doing just that - pushing off the day when all will worship one God in only one way.

25 June 2017

From Avraham to Yitzchak to Ya'aqov - Yishmael and Eisav Not Included

Tamuz 5777
Rosh Chodesh

Poor Avraham Avinu. So many false ideas are being laid at his feet in these last days of the World of Lies.

Listen to what Yishai Fleisher says to Adnan Oktar on his recent visit to Turkey...



Avraham Avinu was a radical extremist in his time. The Ivri! He stood on one side with HKB"H against the entire world on the other. Nimrod, the one who instigated the building of the Tower of Bavel - the first attempt at a New World Order without HKB"H - was Avraham Avinu's nemesis. Now, they are attempting to bring all the religions together for the final attempt at a New World Order and they will dare to do it in the name of Avraham Avinu!! The one who did not even withhold his only son from slaughter at HKB"H's command?? Really??!!
Abrahamic Faiths Peacemaking Initiative (AFPI)
As Jewish, Christian and Muslim people we find common ground in our common origin. We are followers of Abraham, committed to the human family and therefore adhere to a common core of ethical standards. We shall pursue friendship, peace and justice. We will speak out against all forms of prejudice, hatred, and discrimination.
We shall stand for the religious pluralism and mutual understanding that undergird the resilience of America.
How unseemly that a representative of the Jewish Community in Hevron, the City of our Patriarchs will go and totally mis-represent our forefather and all that he stood for. Professor Jon Levenson's book Inheriting Abraham opens up a discussion on this topic.
OUR ABRAHAM, NOT THEIRS
...In Inheriting Abraham, Jon Levenson, the Albert A. List Professor of Bible at Harvard’s Divinity School, throws cold water on the mutual-understanding campfire. Misunderstanding is not what divides the image of Abraham in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, the misnomered “Abrahamic religions”; on the contrary, the founders of the younger religions well understood Abraham’s role in Judaism. St. Paul’s transformation of Abraham into the father of all who believe, and the Quran’s recasting of Abraham as a Muslim prophet who prefigured Muhammed, both rejected the Jewish version by design, by inventing their own Abrahams to serve their own doctrinal purposes.
Through published excerpts and interviews, Levenson has been drawing attention to his most provocative conclusion: that it is wrong to present Abraham as a unifying figure who transcends the differences among Christians, Jews, and Muslims. The progressive wings of Christianity as well as Judaism have a great deal invested in this reassuring claim, and Levenson’s devastating refutation of the “three Abraham religions” thesis will be unwelcome. He makes short work of pop theologians like Bruce Feiler, whose best-selling book on the patriarch claims that “Abraham belongs to all of humanity” and that “the carefully balanced message of the Abraham story [is] that God cares for all his children—a tradition that existed for hundreds of years before the religions themselves existed.” Feiler and his co-thinkers, Levenson observes, have essentially invented another Abraham—“a neutral Abraham who can be made to serve as a control on the Abrahams of the three traditions that are thought to derive from him.”
You can read the article in its entirety here

Baruch Dayan Emet

1 Tamuz 5777
Rosh Chodesh

Tsipi Kaplan, daughter of Rabbi Meir Kahane, ztz"l, Hy"d has passed on. May her memory be a blessing.

23 June 2017

Nothing Much Has Changed

29 Sivan 5777
Erev Shabbat Kodesh/Erev Rosh Chodesh
Parashat Korach

(H/T Yeranen Yaakov)


A Historic Missed Opportunity


~ Shabbat shalom - Chodesh tov! ~

22 June 2017

Your "Jewish" Government At Work - Part 2

29 Sivan 5777

The so-called "right-wing" Likud party once had a slogan: "Only Likud Can..." And so we've seen that a party perceived as right-wing, strong on security and supportive of building up Judea and Samaria can get away with giving away parts of the Land of Israel and expelling Jews from their homes and bulldozing synagogues.

It was a Likud-led government that signed the first peace agreement with an Arab state (Egypt) giving them land (Sinai) from which Jews were expelled and their properties destroyed.

It was a Likud-led government that signed away Hevron.

It was a Likud-led government that gave Gush Katif to Hamas, expelled its Jews and destroyed all their properties.

And it is a Likud-led government which continues to expell Jews from their homes, razing them along with synagogues.

Now, we can also thank a Likud-led government for reportedly establishing the first Messianic (J4J) church in Jerusalem. Keep in mind this is the same church referred to in a previous post which has nearly taken over Binyan Klal.



(Note that this was about the same time that the infamous International Christian Embassy Jerusalem was getting set up, too.)

And did you catch that bit about bringing Christian agricultural workers to kibbutzim "to show the true face of J*sus to this nation...". So, Tommy Waller and HaYovel are by no means the first to come up with this diabolical plan.

Remember Rosemary Schindler who trades on her famous relative's name to make a name for herself?



SCHINDLER'S ARK
We are a Christian Zionist ministry whose vision is to build an alliance between Christians and Jews, Israel and the USA.

We teach about our Hebraic roots and work to connect Christians to Israel and their biblical faith.
Rev. Rosemary Schindler Garlow, relative of Oskar Schindler, shares her experiences and archives from being part of the Schindler legacy that includes Oskar’s successful efforts to save more than 1200 Jewish lives in the face of Nazi genocide. She is continuing the family’s heritage and message through Schindler’s Ark International.
Schindler’s Ark’s purpose is to be a bridge of support between Christians and Jews, the USA and Israel. As a Christian Zionist, Rosemary, together with Holocaust survivors and their descendants,....
Some of their stated goals...
  • To promote...unity between Christians and Jews... 
  • ...to demonstrate our biblical mandate of Israel’s natural and spiritual restoration, and to prepare the way for Messiah’s coming.
  • To be the branches, the “Notzrim”, Hebrew for Christians, who are grafted into the Olive Tree of Israel, having returned to our Jewish, biblical roots.
  • To volunteer to serve the brave men and women of the IDF and the farmers in Israel’s Heartland. ...You can volunteer to plant, prune and harvest in Judea and Samaria by farming with the Waller family restoring the crops and cattle to the mountains of Israel.
  • To participate in raising funds for ... the persecuted Christians in the Middle East and congregations of Believers and biblical causes.

Your "Jewish" Government At Work

28 Sivan 5777

Are there really Jews out there who still think the government will do anything about missionary activity in Israel???
The Knesset Christian Allies Caucus is a caucus within the Israeli Knesset that seeks to build a direct line of communication, cooperation and coordination between the Knesset and Christian leaders around the world. Josh Reinstein serves as the Caucus Director....
Launched in 2004, Knesset Christian Allies Caucus inspired a network of Israel Allies Caucuses in over 25 parliaments around the world.[Who would all be very upset with Israel if it came down on missionary activity.] Today, the Israel Allies Foundation serves as the umbrella organization helping coordinate the work of these various caucuses into a unified pro-Israel voice. (Source)
[It's just another part of GoguMagog.]
"Mission Statement"
The mission of the Knesset Christian Allies Caucus is to build direct lines of communication, cooperation and coordination between the Knesset and Christian leaders around the world. We strive to establish relationships between the members of Knesset and leaders of Churches, Christian organizations and political representatives throughout the globe. [There is that "relationship" thing again.] The Knesset Christian Allies Caucus has attracted an increasingly diverse and growing number of Christian leaders globally.
The Caucus works with Christians who support Israel alongside those who are undecided on their position towards Israel. Many Christians recognize that their belief in the Bible connects them to the land and the people of Israel. On this basis, we work together to achieve our goals.
Goals and Caveats
To recognize the contribution that Christians in America, Europe and around the world are making to the security of the State of Israel and to the welfare of the Jewish people.
To bring to the attention of the population of Israel the unqualified support Christians have given, and continue to give, to Jewish aspirations in the Holy Land.
[1 and 2 to make Jews feel beholden to them.] 
To provide Christians in Israel with assistance in dealing with the red tape and bureaucratic issues that may arise.
To reach out to all Christians in order to mobilize political support for Israel.
The Caucus refuses alliances with any group that actively pursues the conversion of Jews to Christianity. [But, not to "Messianic Judaism".]
The Caucus refuses cooperation with any group that regards terrorism as a legitimate form of freedom fighting.
The Roots of Judaism and Christianity in Israel
Israel is the birthplace of Christianity and Judaism and within this land lies the testament and the truth of our shared past. As history is displayed throughout Israel’s archeological landmarks, so is the story of our common Judeo-Christian values. The values of ethical monotheism, on which our precious systems of morality are based, can be found in our shared roots and history in the Land of Israel."
ParticipantsChairman, Robert Ilatov
Members: Hamad Amar,  Yehiel Hilik Bar,  Merav Ben Ari,  Anat Berko,  Avi Dichter,  Oded Forer,  Yehuda Joshua Glick,  Sharren Haskel,  Yoel Hasson,  Aliza Lavie,  Mickey Levy Yakov Margi,  Yoel Razvozov,  Nachman Shai,  Bezalel Smotrich,  Elazar Stern,  Revital Swid (Source)
HaYovel's Got Proteksia
"HaYovel is honored to announce that we will be hosting an Israeli diplomatic delegation in Washington D.C. for the inauguration of our 45th President of the United States, Donald J. Trump.
The delegation, consisting of MK (Rabbi) Yehuda Glick (Likud), MK Sharren Haskel (Likud), and our Knesset Representative Tsofia Nahon, will attend a series of events throughout the week accompanied by HaYovel Founder Tommy Waller, to include the inaugural ball, seminars on Capitol Hill, congressional meetings, receptions, and rallies."
The One New Man (or Woman) on display in DC - Capital of "Edom".

Sharren Haskel with Tommy Waller on Har Brachah


Sharren Haskel in tight with the Wallers and HaYovel in Har Brachah.

But these pathetic Jews can't protect them from the wrath of the Almighty!

Read more about the CAC HERE.

21 June 2017

Witness the Future of Israel

27 Sivan 5777

Introducing the Fellowship of Israel Related Ministries (FIRM)...

‘Historic’ Israel Summit Launches FIRM Ministry
With high-profile Christian speakers from the United States and Jerusalem, a sold-out Israel Summit Conference drew 1,700 Bible-believing supporters to Colorado this week while launching a ministry that organizers predict will grow into a global solidarity movement of Jews and non-Jews.
Israel-loving Christians and Messianic believers from the United States, Brazil, Pakistan, Sweden, Australia and India filled Resurrection Fellowship Church's worship auditorium in Loveland as FIRM, the Fellowship of Israel Related Ministries, launched. A global online audience also joined the conference.
FIRM formed in 2014 with 20 Christian leaders signing on as board members under the leadership of Jerusalem-based pastor Wayne Hilsden. He, current Resurrection Fellowship Senior Pastor Jonathan Wiggins and Resurrection Fellowship's former pastor, John Stocker, forged friendships around Israel and the congregation Hilsden leads, King of Kings Community in Jerusalem.
Hilsden introduced the new ministry on the opening night of the Loveland conference, calling the summit "historic." Wiggins and other leaders echoed the sentiment, saying FIRM's formation and plans represent "history in the making."
"FIRM," Hilsden said, "is a global fellowship of biblically grounded believers committed to cultivating Messiah-centered relationships to bless the inhabitants of Israel (Jew and non-Jew) and the Jewish community worldwide."
[Continues HERE.]

On June 13, 2017, FIRM held a big conference in Binyan Klal in Jerusalem. This huge building in the center of Jerusalem has been taken over bit by bit until it is now almost all messianic-controlled with even a church on site.

The "Vision" of Messianic KoK


"King of Kings Community is called to be a compelling, Messiah-centered, Spirit-empowered, disciple-making [i.e. missionary] community revealing the true face of Yeshua (Jesus) to Israel and the nations."


In response to this missionary conference, a brave band of Jewish youth gathered there to protest. This is the future of Israel. Each one of them is my hero. These are the souls who will greet Mashiach!



The video was posted to Facebook by so-called Messianic "Rabbi" Joel Liberman who says: 
"Young ultra-orthodox who felt the need to protest at the FIRM (Fellowship of Israel Related Ministries) conference tonight in Jerusalem. Shouts of 'meshumed' (traitor) towards the Messianic Jews in attendance brought sadness to my heart, but reinvigorated my spirit to pray as Sha'ul did for 'all Israel' to meet Messiah, Yeshua and experience eternal and abundant life!"
He can be seen HERE laying tefillin, knowing he is either an apostate from Judaism or not a Jew at all as he says he was raised in a "Messianic home", i.e. his parents were already xians. Sick!

Those "young ultra-orthodox" Jews have a wonderful future along with the rest of Klal Yisrael, but this "meshumed" has nothing - not in this world and not in the World to Come.

Miracle On The First Day of Summer

27 Sivan 5777

It NEVER rains at this time of year...


Israel’s summer start dampened by freak rainfall

As Israel kicks off its first official day of the summer in anticipation of its usually scorching hot temperatures, residents were surprised by a freak phenomenon on Wednesday morning as rain began to briefly fall on a number of central and southern cities including Tel Aviv, Holon, Petah Tikva, Kiryat Ono, Ashdod and Sderot.

Meteorologist Tzachi Waxman of Meteo Tech said that “Ironically, today is the first official day of the summer with light rains falling from the north to the outskirts of the Negev desert.”