The Real Messiah-Controversy


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Controversy is the make up of our daily perspectives.  We experience controversy at each turn of society.  There is a platform to display opinions, controversy and innermost thoughts on any topic we select.  The internet has opened the world to share opposing views on any level.  The title of today’s contribution in light of controversy points to the one identified as the “Messiah.”   The controversy surrounding the authenticity of the ‘Messiah,’ is not new.  Who is the anointed one?  This question was even asked by the Christ himself in the gospel of Matthew KJV chapter 16:13-17

13 When Jesus came into the coasts of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying, Whom do men say that I the Son of man am? 14 And they said, Some say that thou art John the Baptist: some, Elias; and others, Jeremiah, or one of the prophets. 15 He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am? 16 And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God. 17 And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven.

According to the words of Christ, his identity is not one that will be confirmed through man to man communications.  Many believe that it is their duty to spread the identity of Christ to the world.  I understand their motivation, but honestly the word is clear here as to how one will understand and come to the revelation of who is the real Messiah?

Christ walked with these men and asked them who do others say that I am?  He then inquired as to who they believed he was?  Therefore, in light of the word prompt today  ‘controversy’ we realize, it is not new. Actually, controversy is to be expected and the only one who will ever be able to settle the controversy is the ‘Ruach Qadesh’ (Holy Spirit).  There is nothing new under the sun; and the manner in which the real Messiah will be revealed to others is the same.  The Holy Spirit will reveal it to you as it was revealed to Peter.  The revelation of his identity is ministered by the Holy Spirit.  The Holy Spirit’s  function is to lead you to all truth, which remains the path of resolving the controversy.  Allow the same to be said of you as was uttered to Peter by Christ himself when the question is asked, “Who do you say the real Messiah Christ is?”

The answer is seek him and you will find him when you ask the Holy  Spirit (Ruach Qadesh)  to lead you to all truth.  The controversy will be resolved in your heart, and  “Flesh and blood’ will not reveal it unto you.  I encourage you to seek the identity of Most High God and Messiah today by the Holy Spirit.  The Holy Spirit stands waiting to enlighten you.   In conclusion, controversy rests with men who do not seek wisdom and resolve from the Most High God.  How do I know this? It is His written word, He is not like man, that he should lie and He is not a God of confusion.

 

Shabbat Shalom Family!

Daily Prompt: Calm


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The posture of choice

often heard in my voice,

Devours chaos and thwarts

dysfunction, it regulates abrupt

anxiety filled instructions.

Calm,

Hidden behind many sounds “ding,”

click, click, click “IKR,” and send the text.

“BING,” Oh real quick let me check my friend

requests next.   Overcome with the need to

please a virtual audience, the abundance of

roaring distractions, invites, notifications, likes,

follows and LIVE nonsense.

Calm,

Is the new treasured gem, that seems to escape even

the latest gospel hymn.   The value added by a ‘time of pause,’

increases wisdom, lifespan and unhealthy cause.

Calm,

welcomes you to join it by the fire with wine in hand, soft music

low lights, all thanks to your voice of calm in your Echo.

Slow down, Stop, and Think About it, or ask Echo about it, LOL!

 

Loving you enough to share the truth,

Prophetess CC.

Just Breathe


breathe-lifeThe Most High has breathed life into man’s existence.  There are so many phenomenal accounts associated with the ‘wake up’ and the power of the Most High’s name, Ahayah Asher Ahayah (I AM that I AM) Ex. 3:14-15.  The word informs us that His word will not return void.

Isaiah 55:11King James Version (KJV)

11 So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.”

If His words proceed out of His mouth to accomplish what He sent them to do; how much more his breath?  Walk with me on a spiritual review through the garden with the Most High Power.  The Most High has now completed the preparation of the garden which took him 5 days to prepare for his children.  Then He made us in His own image according to Genesis 1:26 and 2:7.   We often breeze by the narrative of the creation of man.  Indulge me for one moment, and take a proverbial walk through the garden created by the Almighty.  Lets walk back to the moment He appoints the one to care for, His then, created treasures after 5 days of working.

The Strategy and Plan of Man

An important instance of those who claim they’re ‘children of the Most High’ is the story of the greatest gift given to man- LIFE.   The question is have you ever considered the goal of the strategic planning executed by the “Omniscient One.’  As one whose career is in Operations Management, I often view processes and techniques from a strategic point of view to accomplish an objective.   Continue to indulge me for a moment as I touch on a few factors of scripture from an objective perspective.  The One who knows all, sets in motion His plan made from day one to take place on the sixth day.  The creation of the one ordained to grow in dominion in a grand place crafted by The Most High’s eminent power.  Mankind will live in dominion in the world created for Him.   This seems like a good place to remind you of this…

Isaiah 55:11King James Version (KJV)

11 So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.”

 

The Strategy and Plan Shared with Man

The Lord’s Prayer echoes the expectation of  The Most High et. al (Yashaya and Ruach HaQuadesh) determining that only perfection will do.  The goal is set and agreed upon at the Genesis, the Most High’s will, shall be the lifestyle here on earth as it is in heaven.  Therefore according to the wellspring of greatness we, the Most High, Yashaya & Rauch HaQuadesh (Father, Son and Holy Spirit) possess alike, we spring forth a ‘Man’ in our image.

The word ‘image’ in Hebrew means resemblance, reflection or a likeness.  The perfect example we have to understanding ‘image’ from what the Most High has shared was given to us as he breathed us into existence.    When we’re identified as His children, He does not concern himself with whether we will understand every aspect of this privilege, because he has already planned for us to know and understand clearly when He instructs us to be fruitful and multiply.  The Most High associates the role of “children” in his original plan by Him giving us the ability to experience the same through our children.   My eldest is the, “spitting image of me’ as we say.  She has accidentally been mistaken as me without them catching on  for a few minutes.  She looks like me; however ‘image’ is more than  outer appearances.

As I continue to use my perfect examples,  my second daughter has strong characteristics like me, her sayings and behaviors which is another layer of the ‘image’ of myself.  Although, her physical appearance resembles the image of her dad.  Larger families will recognize the vast resemblances and how the parent’s  ‘image’ manifests in each child in various ways.     I have learned through revelation in my spiritual relationship with the Most High that He speaks in layers; thereby teaching and revealing intentional meanings possessing layered truths, or should we say layers of His image.   These truths are inexhaustible , and His intentions never go undone, once they’re spoken in His word.  They may take a while as we understand time in our realm of life, but according to Isaiah 55:11 once it is uttered they will never return to Him void.

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Man’s intent through TMH’s breath

As we have reviewed in Genesis 1:26-27  recorded and set in place is the plan to create man in the image of The Most High Power (God).  How will the plan be completed?  When we turn our attention to Gen. 2:7 we see the details of this particular instance.  The Most  High breathes into the formed shell of dirt to impart His infallible image into man (Selah).  We now recognize that the Most High’s word does not return void, but if you understand the authority and power of His word; it should be easy for you to see He only needed to breathe within the dirt shell of man.   It is from His breath that He instantly gave man the ability to formulate words as He does to create, rule and have dominion.  The intention of man is to function resembling the reflection and likeness of Him.  The Most High has already spoken the plight of man and that will not return to Him void.  We pray to do His will on earth as it is in heaven, and the breathe  he has filled our spirits with hold the words we are able to formulate to create, rule and have dominion as His will teaches us, “we are out here trying to function” as Kings and Queens in this earth.   What have you formed with the breath imparted within you by the Most High?  Are you of your father Ahayah Asher Ahayah or are you of your father the Devil?  You will give an account  of your words or (what we can now refer to as your breath) as stated in  Matthew 12:36 “But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.”

I leave you here to consider, meditate and pray honestly before the Most High, asking the question ‘Is my breathing in vain,  is my speaking in vain, am I wasting my time?”  There is still time to repent and become effective in His kingdom lifestyle, JUST BREATHE.

 

Loving you enough to share the truth as TMH (The Most High) reveals,

Prophetess CC

Daily Prompt: Missing


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Where Truth is present False must exist.    One who denounces the existence of Christ, the Messiah who we know as  Yashaya HaMaschiach, must also denounce the existence of an Adversary, or what many recognize as the evil one or the ‘Devil.’   We heard an extremely interesting radio broadcast this evening. A gentleman by the name of Zachary King, a former Satanist, shared his life experiences of Satanism as early as 10 years old.

There are many ‘would be’ believers in Christ that we recognize as Christians.  But we know that could easily be identified as ‘fairy tale bearers’.  Why, fairy tale bearers you may ask?  The description of the ‘fairy tale bearers’ is used to represent how those who claim to be in Christ interact with the biblical truths they claim to represent.   Many do not believe in the seriousness in praying against the enemy (Devil) as necessary, because in their belief they are already protected by the blood of Yashaya (Jesus).

Our word today is ‘Missing.’  This poses the question of what is missing from the Christian lifestyle today?  Where there is -TRUTH there is always FALSE.  The Law is the mirror for sin, according to 1 John 3:4 sin is transgression of the Law.  What’s missing from the modern Christian life is the knowledge or acceptance of the opposing factor of the concept in which they believe.  The opposition is real, the Christ, HaMaschiach (Messiah) addresses the enemy, informing us how we are to interact with the enemy.  He clearly tells us how we combat the enemy and the format in which he approaches us, “Resist the Devi and He will flee.”  Another of the references the Most High gives us is that of security, by confirming “I will not have you ignorant of Satan’s devices.”  While there are many references, here are a few of the scriptures of referenced:

Paul gives the warning when he counsels the Corinthians to take care “lest Satan take advantage of us, for we are not ignorant of his devices” (2Corinthians 2:11).

The gained awareness of Satan and his antics going forth in our day and time will likely be alarming to you , we’ll be able to stand against the wiles of the Devil (Ephesians 6:11)

 

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What is the symbol of Satanist? Do you know?   Did you know a large heart with a smaller heart inside of it is a pedophile symbol for girls.  The rainbow butterfly is a child pornography symbol for males.  All of this information is confirmed by a known Satanist as you can hear for yourself on the link embedded in today’s article.  There are so many talking points and clarifications behind this interview, it is impossible to handle this in one segment.  Watch for more information on how to protect your children in this world and to identify the basic practices of Satanism which could be happening right in your face without your knowing.  Remember, the Most High refuses to have you ignorant of the Adversaries devices.

Loving you enough to share the truth,

Prophetess CC.

 

 

From Happy Saturnalia to Merry Christmas!


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Happy Saturnalia or what many translate as “Merry Christmas!

Saturnalia was a topsy-turvy celebration or holiday of feasting, drinking, singing in the street naked, clapping hands, gambling in public, making noise and ended in a potential murder or sacrifice.   The week long feast of the Roman culture held a theme of “all things that are serious are barred.”   This was the season that Roman residents expressed a week long period of increased “lawlessness” celebrated between December 17-25.  The activities may surprise you.  For instance, during this week the courts were closed and the beginning of the festival was signified by Roman authorities selecting “an enemy of the Roman people.”   The designated ‘enemy of the Roman people’ was called the “Lord of Misrule.”  Each state or community would select a person to be the “Lord of Misrule,” for their region.  This person was forced by each community to indulge in food and other physical pleasures throughout the week.   The festival would conclude on December 25th.  Roman authorities chose the “Lord of Misrule,”  who was normally an innocent man or woman designated to be brutally murdered, as a means of destroying the forces of darkness through sacrifice.

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The Greek historian and poet, Lucian, describes the  festivities with human sacrifice, wide spread intoxication; going from house to house while singing naked; rape; other sexual license; and consuming human-shaped biscuits.  In the 4th century CE Christianity decided to import the Saturnalia festival to increase the pagan masses (congregations).  Christian leaders succeeded in converting sizable numbers of pagans by promising them that they could  continue to celebrate the Saturnalia as Christians.

Herein,  we have the birth of what so many generations of families recognize as Christmas.   Here is the problem, there was nothing innately Christian about this pagan festival.  Yet, the Christian leaders successfully converted many pagans on promising that they would not miss out on their week long celebration of Saturnalia.  The Christian leaders of the 4th century decided to remedy this by naming Saturnalia’s last day as Jesus’ birthday!?   The institution of this idea was NOT well received; however, by refining the practices of Saturnalia they sought to keep happy the Christians and the Pagans (compromise).  The massive observance (high turnout in the churches) of the anniversary of the Savior’s birth  (as it was labeled due to increased attendance) caused the church to agree to allow the holiday to be celebrated more or less the way it had always been(with the debauchery) .   Hence, the earliest Christmas holidays were celebrated by drinking, sexual indulgence, singing naked in the streets (a precursor of modern caroling), etc.

The Reverend Increase Mather (interesting name for the preacher, huh?) of Boston observed in 1687 that “the Christians who  first observed the Nativity on December 25; did not do so thinking that Christ was born in that Month, but because the Heathens’ Saturnalia was at that time celebrated in Rome, they were willing to have those Pagan Holidays metamorphosed into Christian ones.”[3]   Because of the celebrations known pagan origin deriving out of Saturnalia, Christmas was banned by the Puritans and its observance was illegal in Massachusetts between 1659 and 1681.[4]  However, Christmas was and still is celebrated by most Christians.

Why do you celebrate this day again?

Loving you enough to tell the truth

Prophetess CC

 

 

Daily Prompt: Panoply


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First, lets recap the meaning of the  Daily word prompt ‘Panoply’, a complete or impressive collection of things.  In historical literature a splendid panoply would be ones complete set of armor.  Today a panoply is the goal of any type of collector whether books, art, games, baseball cards, tools etc.  The directive of the panoply is guided by the definition of impressive as it relates to the collector.  As a novice writer I collect items that will assist me in becoming a better writer.  A great tool for bloggers referencing  current affairs as reflected by the top publishers is branded with the noun ‘Panoply.’   This is only one of the additives to my collection of writing tools.

Until the time is made complete by Yashaya, I possess one panoply.  The armor I have that was given to me by the Most High God Ahiyah (I AM).  You may believe you know where I gained this armor in scripture, but if your mind goes immediately to Ephesians you would be incorrect.  I obtained my armor in the laws, prophets and writings of the word.  In the book of Isaiah it paints the picture for those who believe in keeping the commandments of the Most High as a representation of their love for Him.  In John 14:21 it reads, ” He that hath my commandments, and keep them, he it is that loves me; and he that loves me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.”

Here is the where I started collecting my panoply or my armor:

Isaiah 59:15-21King James Version (KJV)

15 Yea, truth faileth; and he that departeth from evil maketh himself a prey: and the Lord saw it, and it displeased him that there was no judgment.16 And he saw that there was no man, and wondered that there was no intercessor: therefore his arm brought salvation unto him; and his righteousness, it sustained him.17 For he put on  righteousness as a breastplate, and an helmet of salvation upon his head; and he put on the garments of vengeance for clothing, and was clad with zeal as a cloak.18 According to their deeds, accordingly he will repay, fury to his adversaries, recompence to his enemies; to the islands he will repay recompence.19 So shall they fear the name of the Lord from the west, and his glory from the rising of the sun. When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord shall lift up a standard against him.20 And the Redeemer shall come to Zion, and unto them that turn from transgression in Jacob, saith the Lord.21 As for me, this is my covenant with them, saith the Lord; My spirit that is upon thee, and my words which I have put in thy mouth, shall not depart out of thy mouth, nor out of the mouth of thy seed, nor out of the mouth of thy seed’s seed, saith the Lord, from henceforth and for ever.

Yes, I have a collection of impressive things that will benefit my writing, but complete, I am certain it will never be.   In addition, my love for the word of the Most High leads me to be one who is constantly learning.  The complete and impressive collection that is of most value to me is that of ‘truths’ I can retain in my spirit.  I will not successfully obtain a panoply of my hearts desires until Yashaya HaMaschiach cracks the sky, judges and confirms to me “well done thy good and faithful servant.”  Then will I obtain  my personal ‘Panoply” as the ‘truths’ which I have retained are made complete.

My take on the daily word prompt ‘Panoply’

Prophetess CC

 

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Daily Prompt: Liminal


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GospelCNTRO Ministries is experiencing a liminal state now.  The United States of America and its residents share a liminal state or frustration, depending on how one handles transition or change.  A transitioning posture offers a view to consider the recent past and the promises of the future.  The juxtaposition of a liminal state  of existence breeds constant questions, answers, calm, hope, perplexity, doubt and opposition.

The ambiguity brought upon by a transition is only the beginning step of transitioning, after all, decisions are already made before arriving at the point where one determines a transition is necessary or coming.  Although, those decisions only lead to the determination of the next steps of future, hope and resolution.   There are many levels of transitioning which invoke the liminal state of mind before getting the shift underway.  Each step taken diminishes the liminal state until we arrived at a complete transition which will be identified as the new normal.

GospelCNTRO is undergoing a transition of biblical understanding and interpretation.  After more than forty years of understanding biblical truths one way, the Most High God, who we now know as Ahiyah Asher Ahiyah, which is I AM that I AM in Hebrew, has led us to a liminal state of mind.  The threshold of learning the bible from a Hebraic understanding is not new to many upon hearing initially.  Yet, that is not true.  The phenomenal liminal state we are experiencing directly affects who we are, versus who we thought we were for a very long time.

I am a Hebrew Israelite, of the tribe of Judah and I stand in a liminal state of understanding, knowledge and practice in this transition.  According to Deuteronomy 28:64-68 the curses fell upon the children of Israel due to their disobedience.  This scripture states the disobedient people would be taken into bondage (Egypt means bondage) again by ships.  As we look over the several years of history, it is undeniable, that there is only one nation of people escorted via ship to be sold into bondage (Egypt).   Stay tuned for updates on how we grow out of this first liminal state while traveling to the next ones until we can boldly say this is our new normal.

Shabbat Shalom,

Prophetess CC of GospelCNTRO Online Radio & Magazine.

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America ” A New Land” to Whom?


Who you are and what makes you who you are is defined in the construct of the actions you make.  The historical breadcrumbs of America reveal struggle, hardship, pain and death.  Yet, these attributes are erroneously accredited to the American instead of those who held the possession of this land initially.  This country is known for labeling, branding, stereotyping and isolating in a bullish fashion.  In my continued research I discover “America the Beautiful, is really America the “Bully-full.”  As I continue to dig and learn more about the heritage of my people, I am forced to learn more of this countries history by default.  Although, the great side to this is the American history directly aligns with the hidden Israelite history and ends up ultimately giving validity to the history of a hidden people.

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The scholars will label this knowledge as historical findings; likewise the biblical culture view it as a witness in biblical terms.  The scripture informs us that the word of the Most High is always confirmed by two to three witnesses (Deut 17:16; 2Cor. 13;1).   On Thursday, November 24, 2016, many will enjoy a few days off from work in recognition of a day established by those who (in their terms) founded America.   I implore you to dig deeper into what you recognize and celebrate.   This day is no day of joy for me and my family anymore.  Once you learn or discover anything, it is impossible to unlearn it.     Now understanding that we (specifically my family the ‘Negros’) are the people of the bible by identifying which people (nations) align with the curses according to Deuteronomy 28: 14-68 today; it is likewise clear to us who our brothers are.

In Genesis 49:19 it reads, “Gad a troop shall overcome him; but he shall overcome at the last.”  As we continue to identify the lost sheep according to scripture, following in the Yashaya Ha Maschiach’s (the Messiah’s) foot steps, according to (Jer. 50:6; Matt. 15:24) “But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel,” we look to history to confirm another of our ten lost brothers.  The authentic story of the ten lost tribes find them in the Northern Kingdom for a time, but captured by the Assyrians thereafter.  The Apocrypha holds the remainder of their story.  The captive conditions were not favorable and the Israelites determined they would not remain in captivity, but instead chose to return to the laws, statues and writings of the Most High as they were called to do.  They plotted to flee and go to another land where no one had ever been, the land was called Arsareth which is known today as America (Read Apocrypha 2Esdras 13:40-45).   This land is located up and around the travels of the Euphrates River.  The story is strong and deep, because if you know your history you will know this is the direction the excursion of Christopher Columbus took; being sponsored by an interesting people (study for a later date).

Let us catapult further into the historical interactions of the Europeans and what some identify as the ten lost tribes of the biblical scriptures, and keep our attentions on one of the tribes which possessed this land that no man has known, called Arsareth, or now known as the Americas according to Christopher Columbus  in 1492 but it was only the beginning of the violations of massacre, pillage, rape and defilements.  After all, they did not know how to work and survive on the land, therefore they befriended these people to learn their knowledge.

Ironically, the first official “Day of Thanksgiving” was proclaimed in 1637 by Massachusetts Governor John Winthrop.  He did so to celebrate the safe return of English colony men from Mystic, Connecticut. They massacred 600-700 Pequot (so called “Indians”), collectively known as the lost ten tribes, and we identify one as being the Tribe of GAD .After the English Colony ministered to them, they laid down their weapons and accepted Christianity. They were rewarded with a vicious and cowardly slaughter by their new “brothers in Christ.

Watch the video to gain additional knowledge on this day people want to call a day of Thanks.  I do not doubt that someone was thankful and for their own reasons, but honestly I will never acknowledge this day in the same way again.  I thank the Most High for waking me up, and we send great love to our brothers who were slaughtered the Pequot in the name of Christ on this day.

 

 

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What do you know about….. King James? (Part 1)


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King James I of England, who authorized the translation of the now famous King James Bible, was considered by many to be one of the greatest, if not the greatest, monarchs that England has ever seen. Through his wisdom and determination he united the warring tribes of Scotland into a unified nation, and then joined England and Scotland to form the foundation for what is now known as the British Empire. At a time when only the churches of England possessed the Bible in English, King James’ desire was that the common people should have the Bible in their native tongue. Thus, in 1603, King James called 54 of history’s most learned men together to accomplish this great task. At a time when the leaders of the world wished to keep their subjects in spiritual ignorance, King James offered his subjects the greatest gift that he could give them. Their own copy of the Word of the Most High in English. James, who was fluent in Latin, Greek, and French, and schooled in Italian and Spanish even wrote a tract entitled “Counterblast to Tobacco”,which was written to help thwart the use of tobacco in England. Such a man was sure to have enemies.

King James ruled during what your elementary and junior high historical references identify as the “Dark Ages.”  This portion of history always stood out to me during my school years, because when I would read the title of “Dark Ages,” I imagined this time as one filled with ludness and debauchery which is why is was named accordingly.  I was obviously overthinking this thing.  I was floored, but not totally surprised that it was name as such because it was a time period where people of the darker persuasion ruled.  SMH (Shaking My Head) for those who do not know what the acronym represents.  I remember seeing the title of the ‘Dark Ages,’ and then immediately following there was reference to the ‘Renaissance” Era.  The term renaissance meant new beginning, things were new and fresh, but why?   What happened?  How did this transition take place?

If you are familiar with the traditions of a kingdom, you understand that the only way a king is dethroned is if he dies.  We will continue our historical account of King James I, the man responsible for the translation of the Bible in 1611.

Matthew 6:33

33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

Wake Up Lost Tribes!

Prophetess CC

 

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My Journey: Torah Portion 48 Deuteronomy 16:18-21:9 ‘Shoftin’ (Judges)


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Deuteronomy 16:18-21:9

Haftarah   Isaiah 51:12-52:12

Brit Hadasha (Renewed Covenant): John 1:19-27; Acts

This weeks Torah portion addresses the role of the “Shoftin” (judges).  Adonai begins to give instructions on how each tribe is to maintain the holiness according to The Most High’s instructions.  In the opening verses of  this Torah portin in Deuteronomy 16 it reads,

18 “You are to appoint judges and officers for all your gates [in the cities]  Ahayah (The Most High) your God is giving you, tribe by tribe; and they are to judge the people with righteous judgment. 19 You are not to distort justice or show favoritism, and you are not to accept a bribe, for a gift blinds the eyes of the wise and twists the words of even the upright. 20 Justice, only justice, you must pursue; so that you will live and inherit the land Ahayah your God is giving you.

Here we read each tribe was instructed to have their own judge to judge the people with righteous judgment (v.18).   While we are clearly instructed to pursue a life that reflects all the instructions given to us in the written covenant and commandments, we are also given the manner in which to conduct our lifestyles to produce the set apart treasured reflections of Great I AM (The Most High) for which purpose we are created.

Personal Reflection  on Deuteronomy 16:18-20

One of the most pressing matters I have found during this journey of Exodus to the Torah is the trail of judges I have allowed to lead me in my call to ministry.  Long before The Most High escorted me on the path back to the Torah I could scarcely find one who operated according to Deuteronomy 16:20 “Justice, only justice…”  Instead v. 19 was clearly being ignored as it states, “You are not to distort justice or show favoritism, and you are not to accept a bribe, for a gift blinds the eyes of the wise and twists the words of even the upright.”  Church after church, leader after leader, had a select group they favored for the contributions they gave to the ministry.  WOW!  It states that favoritism distorts justice, but yet it is everywhere I turn in ministry.

The judge that nurtures these characteristics is a rare commodity.  This misbehavior actually becomes a poison to the good which is the aim  from the beginning by each minister, shepherd and leader.  The obvious universal commonality of this demeanor brings my heart to pause and gasp for air.  The bribe is in the offering plate while individuals call it worship, the business of the church seeks to find the one who gave the generous gift and begins to cater to them.  Let me pump the brakes one moment, it is NOT, I repeat it is NOT only happening in the church.  The ministry whether in a church or outside of it,  it is still happening.   I have witnessed it again and again, sadly we end up still looking exactly like the world.  This characteristic lines up perfectly with the forces of this world.

This verse also clarifies what happens to the judge upon receipt of the gift when this occurs, the blindness sets in and the influence of favoritism (wanting to be recognized or for whatever reason) begins to even twist their words.  The shocker  here is this the one known as the straight arrow even the one known to be upright.  This is an ‘aha’ moment, because who is it that does not favor one who does something nice for you, or treats you or shows their kindness through monetary gifts?   People what is really being said here?  The characteristics of a judge who seeks ‘justice, only justice’ is one who has removed the effect or emotion attached to monetary gifts out of the equation.  Is it possible not to be infected by the poison of monetary influences anymore?

The author of a snare:

The brokenness that comes from the injustice of favoritism in these cases, ruins both the giver and receiver alike.  The one who gives the monetary gift, unless they are giving it for the largest praise or to have their name uttered by the leader often,  they are lured by the praise, applause and cheering for giving, which creates a snare for the heart.  It now has a greater potential of being a stumbling block for the giver.

Here is my experiment suggestion.  When someone gives you a sizable amount of money as an offering or blesses you numerously thank the person for allowing you to be a recipient of their honoring  in their life by the sacrifice.  Then continue to elevate the praise to whom it belongs, to The Most High.   A few chapters back it was stated in our remembrance in the book of Deuteronomy,

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But thou shalt remember the Lord thy God: for it is he that giveth thee power to get wealth, that he may establish his covenant which he sware unto thy fathers, as it is this day.

Here are the governing guidelines for Yisrael in choosing a king according to The Most High’s instructions:

  1. The king must be from among the Hebrew nation of Yisrael. He was not to be a stranger, a foreigner from another nation
  2.   He was not to multiply to himself horses. The horse is a picture of strength. Yisrael’s strength was The Most High Himself! To multiply horses, was to turn from The Most High to trust in man’s strength and ability. It was a return in heart to the ways of Egypt. Isaiah 31:1-3)
  3. The king was not to multiply to himself wives. The result would be a weakened heart. A heart that was divided between love and faithfulness to The Most High. One that sought after pleasing, and the pleasures of numerous women. The allowance of Torah for plural wives was a concession toward the customs of the society of that day. It was NOT a commandment! The Edenic culture is The Most High’s purist picture of marriage: ONE man and ONE woman. Even Master Yeshua referenced this in Matthew 19:4-8.  One need only look at the dysfunctionality that plagued Jacob who fathered our nation. The plurality of wives and the jealousy, envy, strife and hatred that was generated in the relationships between the women involved, bled down to the children. Ya’akob’s/Jacob’s sons emulated that dysfunction, and even resorted to attempted murder, kidnapping, and extortion. Out of all of the many things that the returning house of Yosef-Ephraim-Yisrael needs to have restored in this day, multiple wives is NOT one them! A revival of the principle of the execution stake is the greatest need. We are called by our Master, who left us His example, to embrace it DAILY. Learning to put sin to death, deny the flesh, and our soul-life at every hand. Remember the words of Rav Sha’ul, ‘Dead men don’t sin’! (Romans 6:11) We are DEAD in Mashiach to sin, having died with Him on that tree. Therefore we are made ALIVE with Him, to LIVE together with Him, to the glory of The Most High. Amein!
  4. He was not to multiply to himself silver and gold. The love of money is the root of all evil (1 Timothy 6:10) Both David, and his son Solomon, violated this principle including the one above about multiplying wives. In the end, David ultimately escaped the evil this failure to obey The Most High’s instruction will bring, but Solomon did not. The book of Proverbs testifies of the glory of The Most High when a man lives a life dedicated to the Torah. The book of Ecclesiastes is a testimony to what happens when a man becomes estranged from the wisdom of Torah. ALL is vanity. Solomon’s sinfulness in these areas brought great judgment on his son, and the whole house of Yisrael.
  5. The king was to hand write a copy of the Torah scroll in book form. He was to read, and study it every day. Through it, he would have wisdom in order to lead The Most High’s nation. It would act as a deterrent to sin, pride, strife, leaving the ways of The Most High’s Torah, the commandments, and being judged for such things. The end result would be he, his sons, and the nation of Yisrael would all live the fullness of their days out. They would live in the abundance of The Most High’s life and blessing.

This is only the tip of the iceberg of study points I found in this weeks Torah portion.  In analysis of these characteristics and how we are to select our leaders; left me here weighing the ramifications of selecting the incorrect individual to lead you   I felt this was a great chunk of information to start you off as you too consider what you have read this week or may be finishing up in your Torah studies and applying it to your life.

Seeking truth to let FAITHFUL reign in my life,

Prophetess C.C.

 

*Disclaimer:    I am only a student first of the Most High ה י ה  (Ex. 3:14 “I AM that IAM) Ahayah asher Ahayah by the Holy Spirit and then covered in the dust of a rabbi, Rabbi Ralph Messer, teaching us our Hebrew Roots in Scripture.   We study biblically based Hebrew no association to Judaism, Kabbalah or Messianic Jewish studies.  Each academic achievement given by Yahweh and now my journey through the Torah I  share with you.  I pray that if you have been seeking God like never before to know Him in a better way, you will find it in the Torah.  I am a firm believer that The Most High knows how to lead and teach us, getting us to the teaching and revelation He so desires.   GospelCNTRO Magazine’s motto, “The Good News is Christ Never Takes Revelation Out.”  Therefore, we should never stop expecting Him to reveal more of Him to us as we seek Him diligently.


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