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Cherokee Chief Proclaiming the Set-Apart Name of YAHUAH!

When the Colonists came to America they discovered Hebrew writings. The Indians are part of the so called “lost Tribes of Israel.” Hollywood know more than they are letting up…

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First Fruits

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First Fruits is a set-apart day unto Yahuah that most people forget about.  It is a wave offering that only the High Priest/Kohen can offer on the third day of Unleavened Bread.  Yahusha is our High Priest/Kohen now.  He rose on the third day and waved his offering before Yahuah on our behalf for our acceptance.

First Fruits is a day of rejoicing and worship.  We are to keep this day forever and not forget it.  After this Festival we are to start the count of the Omer to Shabuot/Pentacost seven sabbaths later.

Leviticus 23:9-14

Unleavened Bread/Matzah

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Unleavened Bread/Matzah is a festival unto YAHUAH.  It is observed the day after Passover, for 7 days.

We rest from work on the first and last day of the week long festival.

We gather together on the first and last day of the festival.

We eat unleavened bread for 7 days

We do not consume anything that has leaven in it throughout the week long festival.

We clean our houses and get rid of anything that has leaven in it (this is where spring cleaning came from).

We can cook food that is to be consumed only by us.

‘Seven days you shall eat unleavened bread. Indeed on the first day you cause leaven to cease from your houses. For whoever eats leavened bread from the first day until the seventh day, that being shall be cut off from Yisra’El. ‘And on the first day is a set-apart gathering, and on the seventh day you have a set-apart gathering. No work at all is done on them, only that which is eaten by every being, that alone is prepared by you. ‘And you shall guard the Festival of Unleavened Bread, for on this same day I brought your divisions out of the land of Mitsrayim. And you shall guard this day throughout your generations, an everlasting law.  (Exodus 12:15-17) Also found in Leviticus 23:6-8, et al.

This memorial depicts cleaning out the leaven/sin from our hearts and preparing us to receive the “good seed” of Torah.

Your boasting is not good. Do you not know that a little leaven leavens the entire lump? Therefore cleanse out the old leaven, so that you are a new lump, as you are unleavened. For also Messiah our Passover was offered for us. So then let us observe the festival, not with old leaven, nor with the leaven of evil and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth. (1 Corinthians 5:6-8)

 

List of some leaven in the home (Add missing items to this list in the comments section please)

Bread (General)
Crackers
Bagels
Muffins
Hamburger/Hot Dog Buns
Garlic Bread
Corn Dogs
Biscuits
Pretzels
Cereals
Pastries
Wine
Salad Dressing
Ketchup
Mustard
Vinegar (and anything with vinegar in it)
Distilled Vinegar
Meatballs
Baking Soda (and anything with baking soda in it)
Liquor
A1 Sauce
Worcestershire Sauce
Some Dog Food
Pancakes
Some toothpaste with baking soda
Soy Sauce
Tabasco Sauce
Cookies
Ice Cream Cones
Waffles
Self-Rising Flour
Graham Crackers
Bread Crumbs
Deep-Fried Chicken
Anything battered (i.e. Onion Rings or Fish)
Croutons
Flour Tortillas
Burritos
Soft Tacos
Kit Kat
Wafer Biscuits

 

Unleavened Bread Recipe (List more recipes in the comment section please)

3/4 cup scalded milk (or Almond milk)
1 egg
1/4 cup honey
2-1/4 cup flour
1/4 cup butter
1 tsp. Salt

Beat egg, milk, honey, and butter together. Add the flour gradually. Knead until smooth. Roll the mixture to 1/4″ thick, then cut in shapes (rounds or squares). Prick with a fork. Bake on baking sheet for at 375 degrees for 15 or 20 minutes.

Clean & Unclean Foods/Products

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Here is a list of clean and unclean foods and products. Check often for updates: http://www.theisraelofgodrc.com/CUPL.html

The biggest unclean items consumed is pork, shellfish, and bugs.  They are hidden in so many products today. Please read labels and share with others what you find to be unclean because not everyone knows when products change ingredients.  Let’s help each other out! I was about to eat some Oikos Strawberry Greek Yogurt given by my job recently.  I looked at the ingredients and saw carmine (which are cochineal bugs, a type of beetle).

What the Scriptures say about clean and unclean animals:

“Speak to the children of Yisra’el, saying, ‘These are the living creatures which you do eat among all the beasts that are on the earth: ‘Whatever has a split hoof completely divided, chewing the cud, among the beasts, that you do eat. ‘Only, these you do not eat among those that chew the cud or those that have a split hoof: the camel, because it chews the cud but does not have a split hoof, it is unclean to you; and the rabbit, because it chews the cud but does not have a split hoof, it is unclean to you; and the hare, because it chews the cud but does not have a split hoof, it is unclean to you; and the pig, though it has a split hoof, completely divided, yet does not chew the cud, it is unclean to you. ‘Their flesh you do not eat, and their carcasses you do not touch. They are unclean to you. ‘These you do eat of all that are in the waters: any one that has fins and scales in the waters, in the seas or in the rivers, that you do eat.But all that have not fins and scales in the seas and in the rivers, all that move in the waters or any living creature which is in the waters, they are an abomination to you. ‘They are an abomination to you – of their flesh you do not eat, and their carcasses you abominate. ‘All that have not fins or scales in the waters is an abomination to you. ‘And these you do abominate among the birds, they are not eaten, they are an abomination: the eagle, and the vulture, and the black vulture, and the hawk, and the falcon after its kind, every raven after its kind, and the ostrich, and the nighthawk, and the seagull, and the hawk after its kind, and the little owl, and the fisher owl, and the great owl, and the white owl, and the pelican, and the carrion vulture, and the stork, the heron after its kind, and the hoopoe, and the bat.All flying insects that creep on all fours is an abomination to you. ‘Only, these you do eat of every flying insect that creeps on all fours: those which have jointed legs above their feet with which to leap on the earth. ‘These of them you do eat: the locust after its kind, and the destroying locust after its kind, and the cricket after its kind, and the grasshopper after its kind. ‘But all other flying insects which have four feet is an abomination to you. ‘And by these you are made unclean, anyone touching the carcass of any of them is unclean until evening, and anyone picking up part of the carcass of any of them has to wash his garments, and shall be unclean until evening. ‘Every beast that has a split hoof not completely divided, or does not chew the cud, is unclean to you. Anyone who touches their carcass is unclean. ‘And whatever goes on its paws, among all the creatures that go on all fours, those are unclean to you. Anyone who touches their carcass is unclean until evening, and he who picks up their carcass has to wash his garments, and shall be unclean until evening. They are unclean to you. ‘And these are unclean to you among the creeping creatures that creep on the earth: the mole, and the mouse, and the tortoise after its kind, and the gecko, and the land crocodile, and the sand reptile, and the sand lizard, and the chameleon. ‘These are unclean to you among all that creep. Anyone who touches them when they are dead becomes unclean until evening. ‘And whatever any of them in its dead state falls upon, becomes unclean, whether it is any wooden object or garment or skin or sack, any object in which work is done, it is put in water. And it shall be unclean until evening, then it shall be clean. ‘Any earthen vessel into which any of them falls, whatever is in it becomes unclean, and you break it. ‘Any of the food which might be eaten, on which water comes, becomes unclean, and any drink which might be drunk from it becomes unclean. ‘And on whatever any of their carcass falls becomes unclean – an oven or cooking range – it is broken down. They are unclean, and are unclean to you. ‘But a fountain or a well, a collection of water, is clean, but whatever touches their carcass is unclean. ‘And when any of their carcass falls on any planting seed which is to be sown, it is clean. ‘But when any water is put on the seed and any part of any such carcass falls on it, it is unclean to you. ‘And when any of the beasts which are yours for food dies, he who touches its carcass becomes unclean until evening. ‘And he who eats of its carcass has to wash his garments, and shall be unclean until evening. And he who picks up its carcass has to wash his garments, and shall be unclean until evening. ‘And every creeping creature that creeps on the earth is an abomination, it is not eaten. ‘Whatever crawls on its stomach, and whatever goes on all fours, and whatever has many feet among all creeping creatures that creep on the earth, these you do not eat, for they are an abomination. ‘Do not make yourselves abominable with any creeping creature that creeps, and do not make yourselves unclean with them, lest you be defiled by them. ‘For I am Yahuah your Alahiym, and you shall set yourselves apart. And you shall be set-apart, for I am set-apart. And do not defile yourselves with any creeping creature that creeps on the earth. ‘For I am Yahuah who is bringing you up out of the land of Mitsrayim, to be your Alahiym. And you shall be set-apart, for I am set-apart. ‘This is the Torah of the beasts and the birds and every living creature that moves in the waters, and of every creature that creeps on the earth, to make a distinction between the unclean and the clean, and between the living creature that is eaten and the living creature that is not eaten.’ ”
(Leviticus 11:2-47)

 

Dying To Have A Big Butt??

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Ladies, what is going on with the phenomenon of having a big butt? People are literally DYING after the procedure.  Is it really worth it??? NO is the answer.  Is Yahuah really pleased with us changing our bodies? It’s so disgusting to me, so I can’t imagine how Yahuah feels about it. The above picture is of a woman with 5 children. She got the surgery and died after suffering cardiac arrest following a pulmonary embolism which developed shortly after her plastic surgery. – See more at: http://blastdatass.com/mother-of-5-dies-following-brazilian-butt-lift-surgery/#sthash.wjJ2PjNw.dpuf

FAKE!? I hate it!!! Fake breast, butts, six pack stomachs, hair, nails, lips, cheeks, food, and the list goes on.

Modesty: Has it been forgotten?

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Modesty

The definition of Modesty is 1.the quality of being modest; freedom from vanity, boastfulness, etc. 2. regard for decency of behavior, speech, dress, etc. 3. simplicity; moderation. 4. Neither bold nor self-assertive; decent. Synonyms: shy, chaste.

I will start from the beginning and how Adam and Hawwah dressed themselves. Bereshith/Genesis 3:7 – Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew that they were naked. And they sewed fig leaves together and made loin coverings for themselves.So they only covered their private parts. Now let’s see how Yahuah dressed them. Bereshith/Genesis 3:21 – And יהוה Alahiym made coats of skin for the man and his wife and dressed them.  Adam and Hawwah were not covered enough so Yahuah had to cover them over again. The word coat is the Hebrew 3801 and it means to cover, a shirt: coat, garment, robe. So we see that covering up is very important to the Most High. Also, this is the first animal sacrifice which symbolizes a covering.

If we show our thigh, it is considered nakedness:

Exodus 28:42  “And make linen trousers for them, to cover their nakedness, reaching from the waist to the thighs.”

Isaiah 47:2-3 “Take the millstones and grind flour. Remove your veil, lift up the skirt, uncover the leg, pass through rivers.
Let your nakedness be uncovered, let your shame also be exposed. I take vengeance, and meet no man.”

Nakedness is considered a shame in scripture:

Isaiah 20:2-4 “at that same time יהוה spoke by means of Yeshayahu son of Amots, saying, “Go, and remove the sackcloth from your body, and take your sandals off your feet. And he did so, walking naked and barefoot.”  And יהוה said, “As My servant Yeshayahu has walked naked and barefoot three years for a sign and a wonder against Mitsrayim and Kush, so does the sovereign of Ashshur lead away the captives of Mitsrayim and the exiles of Kush, young and old, naked and barefoot, with their buttocks uncovered – the shame of Mitsrayim.”

Yahuah purposefully had Yeshayahu uncover his nakedness as a sign against Mitsrayim and Kush. Our ancestors were also naked and barefoot on those slave ships as a sign of our disobedience to Yahuah.

*In your spare time go to Wayyiqra/ Leviticus 18 where it talks about the sins of uncovering nakedness.

Modesty is not just an apparel issue, it’s a behavior issue:

1 Timothy 2:9-10 “Likewise, that the women dress themselves becomingly, with decency and sensibleness, not with braided hair or gold or pearls or costly garments, but with good works, which is becoming for women undertaking worship of Alahiym.”

1 Peter 3:4-6  “but the hidden Man of the heart, with the incorruptible ornament of a meek and peaceable spirit, which is of great value before Alahiym. For in this way, in former times, the set-apart women who trusted in Alahiym also adorned themselves, being subject to their own husbands, as Sarah obeyed Aḇraham, calling him master, of whom you became children, doing good, and not frightened by any fear.”

So we should exhibit a meek and peaceable spirit as women of Zion and reverence our husbands with wisdom and understanding. This took me to Proverbs 7 which shows us how not to be.

Proverbs 7:4-27 “Say to wisdom, “You are my sister,” And call understanding a close friend, To guard you against the strange woman, Against the foreigner who flatters with her words. For at the window of my house I looked through my lattice, And I saw among the simple, I perceived among the youths, A young man lacking heart, Passing through the street near her corner; And he went the way to her house In the twilight, in the evening, In the black and dark night. And look, a woman met him, Dressed like a whore, With a hidden heart. She was boisterous and stubborn, Her feet did not stay at her own house. Now in the street, Now in the square, And at every corner she lurks. And she took hold of him and kissed him; She hardened her face and said to him: “Peace offerings are with me; Today I have paid my vows. “Therefore I came out to meet you, To earnestly seek your face, and I found you. “I have spread my bed with coverings, Coloured linens of Mitsrayim. “I have sprinkled my bed with myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon. “Come, let us take our fill of love until morning; Let us delight ourselves with love. “For my husband is not at home; He has gone on a long journey; “He took a bag of silver with him; He comes home on the day of the new moon.” With her many words she leads him astray, With her smooth lips she seduces him. He goes after her immediately, Like an ox he goes to the slaughter, And as in chains, a fool to the punishment, Till an arrow strikes through his liver; Like a bird rushing into a snare, And did not know it would take his life. And now, listen to me, you children; Pay attention to the words of my mouth: Do not let your heart turn aside to her ways, Do not go astray in her paths. For many are the wounded she has caused to fall, And numerous all her slain ones. Her house is the way to the grave, Going down to the rooms of death.”

Sisters, no one but your husband should see your breast, thighs, butt, or any other intimate part of your body. We should not be like this Proverbs 7 woman who has a hidden heart. We should strive to be like the Proverbs 31 woman who deals with the affairs of her home. Our bodies are the temple of Yahuah and it need to be kept sacred and secret, and we need to be covered.

1 Corinthians 6:19-20 “Or do you not know that your body is the Dwelling Place of the Set-apart Spirit who is in you, which you have from Alahiym, and you are not your own? For you were bought with a price, therefore esteem Alahiym in your body and in your spirit, which are of Alahiym.”

Romans 12:1-2 “I call upon you, therefore, brothers, through the compassion of Alahiym, to present your bodies a living offering – set-apart, well-pleasing to Alahiym – your reasonable worship. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you prove what is that good and well-pleasing and perfect desire of Alahiym.”

Are we supposed to follow the fashion of the world that promote low shirts, short skirts, tight clothing that reveal our shapes, and bras and panties as bathing suits or should we dress set-apart to Yahuah having respect and honor for him? Not only him, but respect for ourselves, our husbands (if we have one) and the husband of our sisters as well (who are our brothers). We should definitely be considerate of married men because we can cause them to sin. Not only through the way we look, but also through our conversation and smile. We should not be conversing with men about personal issues if we are married. It will cause them to become attached and eventually fall into a trap.

Sirach 9:8-9 “Turn away your eyes from a shapely woman, and do not look intently at beauty belonging to another; many have been misled by a woman’s beauty, and by it passion is kindled like a fire. Never dine with another man’s wife, nor revel with her at wine; lest your heart turn aside to her, and in blood you be plunged into destruction.

Wearing revealing clothing and/or acting loose is not good for anyone overall. It can cause some women to gossip, some men to lust, and the women who wear the revealing clothing can be boastful or proud due to the attention they are getting.  Immodesty is more than wearing a short skirt or low top; it’s the act of drawing undo attention to yourself. It’s pride on display. Immodesty can also be a sign of low self-esteem. I hear women use excuses like these to continue to be immodest: 1) the weather is hot 2) everybody does it 3) it’s fashionable 4) my husband doesn’t mind (5) or, it doesn’t matter because men don’t pay attention to me anyway (but they forget that Yah see everything). Our dress should exalt Alahiym and not ourselves. Modesty is humility. Your wardrobe is a public statement of your personal and private motivation. If you are using your dress to seduce men or to be admired by men then that is not glorifying the Most High, it’s glorifying yourself.  We present a picture of Yahuah in the way we present ourselves. Our stance should be to model a humble and teachable spirit and dress with modesty. How you dress matters to Yahuah and it also matters to those of the faith. You never realize how important your clothing is until you realize how important you are to Alahiym. Cover up for the glory of Yahuah, and if you are married, for the good of your husband. And if you are single, a potential husband will definitely respect your modesty as a daughter of Zion.

We are called to be set-apart as Deuteronomy 14:2 and Deuteronomy 26:17-19 reveal. Let’s not be like the seductive women in Isaiah 3:16-26. We should be associated with words like modest, sober, meek, quiet, submissive, moderate, calm, and gentle. Not words like hot, sexy, revealing, or provocative.  My question to you is, “What does your clothes say about you?

Deuteronomy 14:2  “for you are a set-apart people to יהוה your Alahiym, and יהוה has chosen you to be a people for Himself, a treasured possession above all the peoples who are on the face of the earth.”

Deuteronomy 26:17-19  “You have today caused יהוה to proclaim to be your Alahiym, and to walk in His ways and guard His laws, and His commands, and His right-rulings, and to obey His voice. “And יהוה has caused you to proclaim today to be His people, a treasured possession, as He has spoken to you, and to guard all His commands, so as to set you high above all nations which He has made, for a praise, and for a name, and for esteem, and for you to be a set-apart people to יהוה your Alahiym, as He has spoken.”

Isaiah 3:16-26  “And יהוה says, “Because the daughters of Tsiyon are haughty, and walk with outstretched necks and seductive eyes, walking and mincing as they go, making a jingling with their feet, therefore יהוה shall smite with a scab the crown of the head of the daughters of Tsiyon, and יהוה expose their nakedness.” In that day יהוה takes away the finery of the anklets, and the headbands, and the crescents, the pendants, the bracelets and the veils, the headdresses, and the leg ornaments, and the sashes, and the perfume bottles, and the amulets, the rings, and the nose jewels, the costly robes, and the cloaks, and the shawls, and the purses, the mirrors, and the fine linen, and the turbans, and the large veils.  And it shall be: Instead of a sweet fragrance, a smell of decay; and instead of a belt, a rope; and instead of well-set hair, baldness; and instead of a festal robe, a girding of sackcloth; and branding instead of loveliness. Your men shall fall by the sword, and your strength in battle. And her gates shall lament and mourn, and she, deserted, shall sit on the ground.

1 Peter 2:9-12  But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a set-apart nation, a people for a possession, that you should proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvellous light, who once were not a people, but now the people of Alahiym; who had not obtained compassion, but now obtained compassion. Beloved ones, I appeal to you as sojourners and pilgrims, to abstain from fleshly lusts which battle against the life, having your behaviour among the gentiles good so that when they speak against you as evil-doers, let them, by observing your good works, esteem Alahiym in a day of visitation.

 

What Should Believers In The Messiah Call Themselves?

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Where did the word “Christ” come from? 

In the Septuagint version of the Hebrew Bible, the word Christ was used to translate into Greek the Hebrew Mashiach (messiah) (H4899), meaning “anointed.” Christós (G5547 – Root G5548) in classical Greek usage could mean covered in oil, or anointed, and is thus a literal translation of messiah.

When was the word “Christian” first used, and how?
The term “Christian” was used to describe a follower of Messiah from the world’s point of view. The pagans at Antioch called the apostles “Christians” first (Acts 11:26; Acts 26:28) and used it derogatorily because the apostles did not follow the commercial world of the pagans. “Christian” is an adjective, not a noun. Mashiach Yahusha never called himself a Christian, and He never called his followers Christians. The apostles never called each other Christians. Mashiach Yahusha never used an adjective to describe himself.

So how are we to identify ourselves?
The disciples called each other brethren, brothers, sisters, disciples, apostles, servants, believers, followers, the faithful, the elect, and the called. You will not find groups of people being called Baptist, Methodist, Catholic, Pentecostal, etc.

What does 1 Peter 4:16 mean?
Yet if any man suffer as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God on this behalf. (King James Version)
But if one suffers being Messianic, let him not be ashamed, but let him esteem Elohim in this matter. (The Scriptures Version)
 וכי־יענה כאחד המשיחיים אל־יבוש כי אם־יודה לאלהים על־הדבר הזה (HNT Version)
If you go into the Hebrew, you will see that it means “follower of the Mashiach” and not “christian.”

 

Why do people call themselves followers of someone they don’t imitate?

Follower – an adherent or devotee of a particular person, cause, or activity.

It’s due to lack of knowledge and actually following others (i.e. pastors, family members, etc.) and not learning of Mashiach and who He really is.

Mashiach kept the Feast Days found in Leviticus 23 and never worshiped idols and their festivals.

Mashiach wore tzitziyot (tassels) found in Numbers 15:38.

Mashiach worshiped the Father only and taught others to worship the Father only found on Matthew 4:10.

Mashiach is a sacrificial gift from the Father Yahuah (Leviticus 17:11). We pray to the Father only in the Name of Mashiach Yahusha.

Mashiach nor his disciples ate unclean animals (pork, shellfish, etc.). You will not find it in scripture anywhere. Acts 10:14 shows that Peter never ate unclean (the vision was not for him to start eating unclean but to witness to the gentile Cornelius – Acts 10:17).

 

Why do the gentiles rage, And the peoples meditate emptiness? The sovereigns of the earth take their stand, And the rulers take counsel together, Against Yahuah and against His Messiah, and say, “Let us tear apart Their bonds, And throw away Their ropes from us.” He who is sitting in the heavens laughs, Yahuah mocks at them. Then He speaks to them in His wrath, And troubles them in His rage, saying, “But I, I have set My Sovereign on Tsiyon, My set-apart mountain.” “I inscribe for a law: Yahuah has said to Me, ‘You are My Son, Today I have brought You forth. ‘Ask of Me, and I make the gentiles Your inheritance, And the ends of the earth Your possession. ‘Break them with a rod of iron, Dash them to pieces like a potter’s vessel.’ ” And now, be wise, O sovereigns; Be instructed, you rulers of the earth. Serve Yahuah with fear, And rejoice with trembling. Kiss the Son, lest He be enraged, And you perish in the way, For soon His wrath is to be kindled. Blessed are all those taking refuge in Him. (Psalms 2:1-12)

Passover Me Most High Yahuah

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Passover, what does it all really mean anyway? 

Passover, also known as Pesach (H6453) in Hebrew, is a day that we should celebrate as part of the 7 Feast Days of Yahuah.  It all started with Moses and Pharaoh in Egypt.  I’ll quickly paraphrase the story – see Exodus Chapters 3-12 for full story: Yahuah sent Moses to Pharaoh requesting that he let his people (Yashra’al) go.  Pharaoh refused and Yah sent plagues upon Egypt.  One of the plagues was that the first born child will die in all of Egypt.  Yashra’al would only be saved if they put lamb’s blood above their door, on the posts. Once that is done, Yahuah will pass over their house and the plagues will not come upon them.  We are to observe that event as a Festival unto Yahuah throughout our generations. It is an everlasting law (Exodus 12:14)! It is a symbol of redemption from bondage in Egypt.  It is also a symbol of redemption from bondage to sin.  Mashiach/Messiah Yahusha became our Passover Lamb (Leviticus 17:11 ‘For the life of the flesh is in the blood, and I have given it to you upon the altar to make atonement for your lives, for it is the blood that makes atonement for the life.’ )  When we stand at the Judgment seat of Yah, it is the blood covering us that would allow Him to see us because our righteousness is as filthy rags (Isaiah 64:6).  We need Yahusha’s blood for atonement.  If we try to get to Yahuah through another way, it is theft and robbery in the site of Yahuah (John 10:1-2).

When is Passover?

Passover is the 14th day of the first month (Abib) of the year (Leviticus 23:15).  Passover usually falls in the Gregorian month of April.

Who cannot observe Passover?

Any male who is not circumcised of the flesh cannot partake in the Passover (Exodus 12:48).

Yahuah gives a second date to partake in the Passover for those who were unclean or away (Numbers 9:6-13).

So, what are we to do for Passover? 

We are to eat lamb (Exodus 12:3-6).

Passover must be taken with unleavened bread (Deuteronomy 16:1-4) – Passover and Unleavened Bread go hand in hand.

We are to eat bitter herbs (Exodus 12:8). My family usually partake of horseradish.

Scripture gives an example of Yahusha washing feet but it is not a command in Turah (just something awesome to do to show servitude in my opinion) (John 13:1-17)

Is Passover and Easter the same?

Absolutely NOT! In the KJV, you see the word Easter once (Acts 12:4).  When you look at it in the Hebrew or the Strong’s Concordance, it is still the Hebrew word Pesach, which is Passover.  You have to question why the KJV would add the word Easter when all the other words say the correct meaning of Passover. Easter is only found in English translations. Greeks used the term pascha (G3957) which is also the word for Passover. The answer is for deception purposes only.

Easter is a pagan celebration of Ishtar, also known as the Queen of Heaven and Ashtoreth.  She was the fertility goddess.  That’s why you see Easter eggs and bunnies which symbolize sex and children.  Christians observe Easter as the celebration of the resurrection of the Messiah, but there is no record of the disciples observing His resurrection, nor is it a command to do so.  It is a command to keep the Passover, but many people pass over that commandment to observe a pagan day not found in scripture.

Submission To Our Husbands

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Submission

The definition of Submit is 1. to give over or yield to the power or authority of another  2. to subject to some kind of treatment or influence  3. to defer to another’s judgment, opinion, decision, etc.

In order to get a better understanding of submission, let’s look at what the scriptures reveal about a relationship between man and woman and how it should be structured.  Let’s start at the beginning with Genesis 3:1-16:

And the serpent was more crafty than any beast of the field which יהוה Alahiym had made, and he said to the woman, “Is it true that Alahiym has said, ‘Do not eat of every tree of the garden’?” And the woman said to the serpent, “We are to eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden, but of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, Alahiym has said, ‘Do not eat of it, nor touch it, lest you die.’ ” And the serpent said to the woman, “You shall certainly not die. “For Alahiym knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes shall be opened, and you shall be like Alahiym, knowing good and evil.” And the woman saw that the tree was good for food, that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree desirable to make one wise, and she took of its fruit and ate. And she also gave to her husband with her, and he ate. Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew that they were naked. And they sewed fig leaves together and made loin coverings for themselves. And they heard the sound of יהוה Alahiym walking about in the garden in the cool of the day, and Aḏam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of יהוה Alahiym among the trees of the garden. And יהוה Alahiym called unto Aḏam and said to him, “Where are you?” And he said, “I heard Your voice in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked, so I hid myself.” And He said, “Who made you know that you were naked? Have you eaten of the tree of which I commanded you that you should not eat?” And the man said, “The woman whom You gave to be with me, she gave me of the tree and I ate.” And יהוה Alahiym said to the woman, “What is this you have done?” And the woman said, “The serpent deceived me, and I ate.” And יהוה Alahiym said to the serpent, “Because you have done this, you are cursed more than all livestock and more than every beast of the field. On your belly you are to go, and eat dust all the days of your life. “And I put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her Seed1. He shall crush your head, and you shall crush His heel.” Footnote: 1First promise of the Messiah. To the woman He said, “I greatly increase your sorrow and your conception – bring forth children in pain. And your desire is for your husband, and he does rule over you.”

Sisters, this is a lesson that we should not be listening to men who don’t agree with what we know to be true, especially if we are married and our husbands taught us something and the man is trying to convince us otherwise.  This scripture also shows us the qualities of men that we should not consider as mates: the man who will sit around and say nothing while we are making mistakes.  Adam was right there next to Hawwah when she was talking to the serpent and ate the forbidden fruit.  If a man really loves you he will correct you for the sake of your relationship and lead how he was meant to lead according to scripture.  I’m not talking about a slavery type of correction but a gentle teaching kind of correction. Our punishment for eating the forbidden fruit is 1) pain in childbirth and 2) our desire will be for our husband and he will rule over us.

What is the meaning of our desire?

H8669

תּשׁוּקה

teshûqâh

tesh-oo-kaw’

From H7783 in the original sense of stretching out after; a longing: – desire.

The root word is:

H7783

שׁוּק

shûq

shook

A primitive root; to run after or over, that is, overflow: – overflow, water.

We all can probably relate to the word shook. 🙂 Now, let’s look at the word rule in v.16:

H4910

משׁל

mâshal

maw-shal’

A primitive root; to rule: – (have, make to have) dominion, governor, X indeed, reign, (bear, cause to, have) rule (-ing, -r), have power.

I can see why some women get scared when they hear the word submission.  I’m so thankful that the world’s view of submission is different from scripture’s view of submission.

Let’s go to Ephesians 5:22-33:

Wives, subject yourselves to your own husbands, as to the Master. Because the husband is head of the wife, as also the Messiah is head of the assembly, and He is Saviour of the body. But as the assembly is subject to Messiah, so also let the wives be to their own husbands in every respect. Husbands, love your wives, as Messiah also did love the assembly and gave Himself for it, in order to set it apart and cleanse it with the washing of water by the Word,1 Footnote: 1Rev. 19:8-9. in order to present it to Himself a splendid assembly, not having spot or wrinkle or any of this sort, but that it might be set-apart and blameless. In this way husbands ought to love their own wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. For no one ever hated his own flesh, but feeds and cherishes it, as also the Master does the assembly. Because we are members of His body, of His flesh and of His bones. “For this cause a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.” This secret is great, but I speak concerning Messiah and the assembly. However, you too, everyone, let each one love his own wife as himself, and let the wife see that she fears her husband.

This scripture shows a great analogy which is: Messiah is to Assembly as Man is to Woman. If a man is under the authority of Messiah, he will know that a woman being in subjection to him is not a dictatorship.  Yahusha came to serve the assembly by giving His life for it.  That should be the case with the husband. He should love his wife and protect and cover her at all cost. It does not mean domination, discrimination or any other nasty word that comes with the world’s mental definition of the word submission. This passage speaks about the man loving his wife as Messiah love the assembly and gave Himself for it (v.25).  The man will not want another man to talk down to him so why should he talk down to his wife? A man will not want another man to make him feel like a slave so why should he want to make his wife feel like one? Although the man is the head of the home he should not be a dominatrix to her by abusing her mentally nor physically. He should love her as he loves himself.

We as women have our part as well.  We should reverence our husbands (and if we don’t have one yet, we should be reverencing Alahiym).  We were made to be helpers for our men. We are not equal to them, nor should we want to be. Men have a lot of responsibility on their shoulders.  Yahuah will hold the man accountable for his family.  They are our protectors, providers, and our covering.  We all have a part that makes the relationship great.  If we want to be the man, who would they be?  It only leaves one position and that is to be the woman and we all don’t want our men to be subject to that position. Proverbs 18:22 says: He who has found a wife has found good, And receives favour from יהוה.

By him having us women, he is favored so if he knows scripture he will know how much of a blessing we are to them. Our roles are different and without each role there will be lack in the relationship. Let’s go to 1 Corinthians 11:3; then we will jump down to verse 8-12.

And I wish you to know that the head of every man is the Messiah, and the head of woman is the man, and the head of Messiah is Alahiym. For man is not from woman, but woman from man. For man also was not created for the woman, but woman for the man. Because of this the woman ought to have a symbol of authority on her head, because of the messengers. However, man is not independent of woman, nor woman independent of man, in the Master. For as the woman was from the man, even so the man also is through the woman. But all are from Alahiym.

When we know our roles the household will run smoothly.  Yahuah is not the author of confusion.  He set an order and we have to submit to it.  Colossians 3:18-19 says:

Wives, subject yourselves to your own husbands, as is proper in the Master. Husbands, love your wives and do not be bitter toward them.

Also, 1 Timothy 5:8 says:

And if anyone does not provide for his own, and especially for those of his household, he has denied the belief and is worse than an unbeliever.

We as women should always provide for our homes and take care of our responsibility so that we won’t go against Yahuah. Also, if our husbands are not providing for us and being mean and bitter towards us, are we to return the same actions to them? No.  (We can always refer to the story of Abigail and how she still honored her husband during harsh times – 1 Samuel 25). We will see in the next scripture that Yahuah will not even listen to our husbands’ prayers when we are at odds with each other.  When our husbands’ prayers are not being answered it can affect the whole household.  We have to help our men to get it together with us and the Most High.  Let’s go to 1 Peter 3:1-9:

In the same way, wives, be subject to your own husbands, so that if any are disobedient to the Word, they, without a word, might be won by the behaviour of their wives, having seen your blameless behaviour in fear. Your adornment should not be outward – arranging the hair, wearing gold, or putting on dresses –  but the hidden Man of the heart, with the incorruptible ornament of a meek and peaceable spirit, which is of great value before Alahiym.  For in this way, in former times, the set-apart women who trusted in Alahiym also adorned themselves, being subject to their own husbands, as Sarah obeyed Aḇraham, calling him master, of whom you became children, doing good, and not frightened by any fear. In the same way, husbands, live understandingly together, giving respect to the wife, as to the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the favour of life, so that your prayers are not hindered. To sum up, let all of you be like-minded, sympathetic, loving as brothers, tenderhearted, humble-minded, not returning evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary blessing, knowing that you were called to this, in order to inherit a blessing.

I will be the first to admit that I’m not all the way there when it comes to “not saying a word” according to verse 1 because I like to try to prove my point. I have to bite my tongue and just be quiet and let the Ruach reveal to my husband the matter at hand so that we can avoid an argument.  Verse 3 and 4 is talking about the importance of having our hearts right above the focus of the outward appearance. When the inside is in order, the outside is sure to follow.  We can cover our heads and wear modest clothing all day, but if we are not first modest in our hearts it means nothing to Yahuah.  Having a meek and peaceable spirit means much more because Yahuah sees our heart.  Verse 6 shows that Sarah called Abraham master.  Sarah showed respect for her husband and it was acknowledged as good in the eyes of Yahuah.  We are to exhibit the same attitude to our husbands and teach young women and our children to do the same.

Let’s turn to Titus 2:3-5:

the older women likewise are to be set-apart in behaviour, not slanderers, not given to much wine, teachers of what is good, in order for them to train the young women to love their husbands, to love their children, to be sensible, blameless, workers at home, good, subject to their own husbands, in order that the word of Alahiym is not evil spoken of.

In closing, we all should strive to do all that the Word of Alahiym says to do.  If the Word says to be subject to our husbands then we need to do it.  We have to tear the layers of the world away which teaches us to be independent and that we rule the world as Beyonce put it.  In our daily lives we submit to police officers, teachers, the government, and employers with no problem, so when we come home we should not have an issue with submitting to our husbands and/or to the Most High.  Let’s hide these words in our heart so that we won’t sin again Yahuah (Psalms 119:11  I have treasured up Your word in my heart, That I might not sin against You).  The only way that we can truly submit to our husbands without difficulty is to be in submission to Yahuah first.  We have to stay in the Word and love with the love of Yah who loves unconditionally.  We have to tap into His love to be able to love others.  Let’s serve others unselfishly and in doing so we will be blessed and highly favored!  HalleluYah!

Baruck Haba Bashem Yahuah!

Who Failed Relisha Rudd?

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I was sadden by the Amber alert of a missing 8 year old D.C. girl named Relisha Rudd.  I was even more saddened by the information that was released regarding her disappearance.  After viewing the news, I totally blame her mother for what happened to her.  Being a mother myself, I questioned how could a mother fail her beautiful child so miserably? She didn’t fail her child because she was living in a shelter. Times get hard and you have to do what you have to do to keep a roof over your children’s head.  Shamika Young failed her daughter by pimping her out to a grown sick man named Kahlil Malik Tatum!  The crazy part is that the aunt Ashley Young said that “he always bought her back when he is supposed to from shopping and swimming – with a new toy!” The young girl Relisha missed over six weeks of school in total, of which most of them were excused because the mother pretended that the daughter was under the care of “Dr. Tatum” who is Relisha’s abductor!  Once the school found out that the “Doctor” was fake, they reported it to authorities but it was too late.  Relisha is still missing and it has been eight days now.  On top of her disappearance, authorities found the body of Kahlil Tatum’s wife in a hotel room! He shot his wife in the head and fled with young Relisha.  According to the newspaper, below is the timeline of events concerning Relisha.  Please, if you have any information into the disappearance of Relisha Rudd, please contact authorities ASAP! Lift up prayers that this baby will return safely.

TIMELINE

July 2007 – Social workers visiting Relisha Rudd’s house find evidence of inadequate food for her and a newborn and think Relisha, now 8, might have been physically abused.  No record of removals from the home.

April 2010 – Social workers find evidence of “medical neglect,” a home littered with trash and a failure to follow up on surgery for one of Relisha’s brothers.

November 2013 – Social workers find evidence that children were unsupervised and that one had been thrown to the ground and slapped, causing his lip to split open.

February 26 – Shamika Young asks Kahlil Malik Tatum, 51, a janitor at the homeless shelter at the old D.C. General Hospital, to take Relisha home with him. It is the last time she sees her daughter.  Later that day, Tatum and Relisha are seen at a Holiday Inn Express in Northeast.

March 5 – This is the last full day Relisha attended Payne Elementary School.

March 7 – Relisha is seen at Payne Elementary and tells a teacher she is sick and staying with her grandmother.

March 13 – A counselor at Payne writes a referral to D.C. Child and Family Service Agency noting that Relisha has missed more than 30 days, but officials say many were excused by her mother for illness, citing a “Dr. Tatum.”

March 19 – A social worker calls Tatum, who arranges a meeting at the shelter but doesn’t show up.  The worker discovers he’s the janitor and that “Ms. Young was unable to account for Relisha’s where-abouts.”  D.C. police launch a missing person investigation.  At 10:04 p.m., Tatum checks into Room 132 of the Red Roof Inn, and is seen with four people, none of them, police say, is Relisha.

March 20 – Police find Tatum’s wife shot once in the head at the Red Roof Inn.

March 21 – Tatum is charged in Prince George’s County, MD, in the death of his wife.  The search for Relisha continues.

– Washington Post Express