Military attorney, Todd Callender, says lipid nanoparticles contain pathogens that can be released by pulsed 5G signal. We need to turn off all cell phones, iPads, and computer devices on: Wednesday, Oct 4, from 11am-1pm Pacific, (2-4PM EST). The “cover story” is that this is a test of the Emergency Broadcast system administered by FEMA. Visit THIS LINK to see their public service announcement. In fact, there will be 3 pulses coming from 5G cell towers, sending three 18 gigahertz pulses out to cell phones. For those who have taken the jab, this will activate nanoparticles in the blood stream to release their deadly “payload” into the body. It is not known if unvaccinated folks who have been exposed to spike protein “shedding” from others will be affected or not. HOW YOU CAN PREPARE/WHAT TO DO: In an abundance of caution, it is highly recommended that we TURN OFF and UNPLUG cell phones, TVs, iPads, and computers at that time. If you have a Faraday bag, put your cell phone into a Faraday bag. If you don't have one, you can put it inside of your microwave oven, which serves as a Faraday device. Also, STAY AS FAR AWAY as you can from 5G cell towers on October 4 from 11am to 1pm! Even if your devices are turned off, the 5G tower is going to be emitting dangerous high energy frequencies on Oct 4 that we should NOT be exposed to. Please watch the short 5-minute video from Greg Reese below for details. And don't miss the Todd Callender interview below where he exposes ALL! WATCH GREG REESE REPORT (5 MINS) Watch this STUNNING interview with International and Military attorney, Todd Callender, who shares the research and facts on the upcoming Emergency Broadcast System coming on October 4, the 5G Electromagnetic pulses coming on that day, and the connection to the CCP! What can you do to protect yourself? Listen in and find out! WATCH INTERVIEW WITH ATTORNEY TODD CALLENDER (1 HR, 15 MINS) ALSO SEE THIS: Clues for Removing GRAPHENE OXIDE and other Dangerous Covid "Vaccine" Ingredients From Your Body 3 months ago, Dr. Rashid Buttar issued a strong warning about the 5G energy pulse coming: Dr. Rashid Buttar: Millions Will be Affected by this
In his final video before his untimely death, Dr. Rashid Buttar shared that a uploaded-by-vaxx hemorrhagic virus would be released within their bodies upon the receipt of a wave signal within a certain gigahertz range for a certain number of bursts. (See first vid below.) Is this the Oct. 4 emergency signal test? What is unusual about this test? Why does this test ensue for 2 hours? What did Dr. Buttar say would be the death rate? Can we avoid or opt out of this test? "Eze. 38-39 will occur in the month of Tishri," say the sages. This Tishri? This Sukkot? I don't know but I invited all to attend a Sukkot camp wherein you eat together, worship together, get up together, and sleep under the stars contemplating the vastness of our Wonderful, Merciful Savior. Chag Sameach. I won't post again until after Sukkot. For uploading this information, was Dr. Rashid Buttar killed? His final message: https://forbiddenknowledgetv.net/dr-rashid-buttar-murdered-for-airing-this-video-share-to-everyone/ Hmmm, what is this?!: https://twitter.com/ChuckCallesto/status/1699999033882751292 8.25 saw new censorship law: https://endoftheamericandream.com/a-draconian-new-law-went-into-effect-on-august-25th-that-institutes-extreme-censorship-of-the-internet-on-a-global-basis/ Movement of goods plummets: https://www.naturalnews.com/2023-08-30-fedex-ups-plummeting-shipping-volume-economy-collapse.html Doctors self interested in pushing vaxxes for bonuses from insurance companies: https://www.naturalnews.com/2023-08-30-thousands-of-doctors-pedaled-covid-jabs-for-cash-bonuses.html WEF pays arsonists to destroy world to force compliance: https://rumble.com/v3dob72-wef-caught-paying-arsonists-to-burn-down-the-world-as-part-of-sick-depopula.html Israel Supreme Court is set to overturn last November's election on Sept. 28: https://carolineglick.com/will-israeli-democracy-survive-the-court/ UNICEF/Pope Francis - accept aliens in our midst: https://helenastales.weebly.com/blogue/unicef-video-urging-children-to-accept-extraterrestrials C19 and all variants manmade: https://www.allnewspipeline.com/ALL_New_COVID_Variants_Made_In_A_BioLab.php What's happening in Lahaina: https://twitter.com/nicksortor/status/1698454864337023297 Megyn Kelley has autoimmune disease due to C-19 jabs: https://vigilantfox.substack.com/p/megyn-kelly-publicly-says-she-regrets?utm_source=substack&utm_medium=email#media-1e992c00-d7ec-40db-9cd8-e98b6513e4f0 $1 billion more aid to Ukraine: https://nl.nytimes.com/f/newsletter/jdUjvRstpEhw3wBlfwiyPg~~/AAAAAQA~/RgRm234cP0TvaHR0cHM6Ly93d3cubnl0aW1lcy5jb20vMjAyMy8wOS8wNi93b3JsZC9ldXJvcGUvYmxpbmtlbi1reWl2LXJ1c3NpYS1taXNzaWxlLXN0cmlrZS5odG1sP2NhbXBhaWduX2lkPTU3JmVtYz1lZGl0X25lXzIwMjMwOTA2Jmluc3RhbmNlX2lkPTEwMjA4MyZubD10aGUtZXZlbmluZyZyZWdpX2lkPTE0ODIwMDQyMCZzZWdtZW50X2lkPTE0MzkwNyZ0ZT0xJnVzZXJfaWQ9MDdjMWFiYzQxYzk1MTVjMmU1MDdjMWZlOWRiZWZkYjBXA255dEIKZPAc-fhkzgrOflIaYm9ubmllbHlubmhhcnZleUBnbWFpbC5jb21YBAAAAAM~ VAIDS = immune system destroyed, Kelly: https://www.2ndsmartestguyintheworld.com/p/megyn-kelly-regrets-getting-deathvax?r=12g59e&utm_source=substack&utm_medium=email Russian domestic media - attack America: https://allnewspipeline.com/America_At_War_With_God_Is_On_A_Death_Race_To_Extinction.php Dr. McCullough on jabs 2 years later: https://rense.com/general97/McCullough.php Russia says has info that US will blow up Russian pipelines in Black Sea: https://sputnikglobe.com/20230908/russia-has-information-on-plans-to-blow-up-black-sea-gas-pipelines-1113207485.html Directed energy weapon fires, blue won't burn: https://rumble.com/v3dvg9m-maui-fires-and-directed-energy-weapons.html Mandatory training for medical personnel re Transgenderism and 4 year olds: https://www.allnewspipeline.com/Suspending_The_US_Constitution.php Far right Israeli abuses Christian tourists: https://www.informationliberation.com/?id=63963 Within 2 mos of vaxx rollout, Pf had statistics of 1,200 deaths: https://michelchossudovsky.substack.
This is our third week studying the powerful Old Testament prayer called “The Shema.” It's a prayer faithfully recited by Jewish believers every morning and evening for centuries. It's a prayer that declares one's devotion to God, and at the same time demonstrates the character of God and shows us how to respond to him. So each week we're highlighting a specific word in the prayer. Today, that word is “love” (“ahava”). Deuteronomy 6:4-5 Listen, O Israel! The Lord is our God, the Lord alone. And you must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your strength.When we typically think of the word “love”, the first thing that comes to mind might be an affection or feeling. In our culture, love is an emotion that gets turned on and off. It can be manipulated by people or circumstances. But the word “love” in Hebrew is different. The word is “ahava”. It's not just a feeling or emotion. It's also deeply connected with action. The root of the word in Hebrew is “to give”, literally to give oneself. So this kind of love is not just something that you feel, it is something that you give or you do.God Loved Us and Created Us in His Image So That We Can Love.Last week, we saw that the Lord our God is the one true God. When we look deeply at his nature and attributes, not only is he eternal and supreme:1 John 4:8 ...God is love.Throughout the Bible, God shows us what genuine love is like. This is not just how his love is explained, but we also see God's love on display, seen in: his covenant relationship with his people, his constant protection and guidance for them, his heart of forgiveness. God didn't love the Israelites because they earned it. His love and affection for them is genuine, but it originates from who he is, not who they are. It's who God has always been, which means his love never changes. Jeremiah 31:3 Long ago the Lord said to Israel: “I have loved you, my people, with an everlasting love. With unfailing love I have drawn you to myself.Considering that the word “ahava” means “to give”, God eternally gives of himself to others. His love is not just a sentiment but is central to his activity.Deuteronomy 4:37 Because he loved your ancestors, he chose to bless their descendants, and he personally brought you out of Egypt with a great display of power.God says, “Here's why I rescued your ancestors from slavery. Because I loved them. Here's why I have blessed you. Because I love you.”Back to what we read in the Shema: because God loves us, we can love as well. Genesis 1:27 So God created human beings in his own image. In the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.Because you and I are created in God's image, we're like him. If God is love, then we can love in a way that reflects God's love. It won't be perfect, but it will reflect God. So let me put it like this: we are CALLED to love God because he is the one true God. We are ABLE to love God - and others - because God made us to reflect him.Remember, this isn't just about the emotional side of knowing God. It's not just what you feel from being in relationship with him…More Than a Feeling, Our Love for God Is Demonstrated in ActionRemember the saying: actions speak louder than words? That applies to our definition of love. Telling someone you love them is sweet, but it means nothing if its just words. Whether or not you actually love that person is proved by your behavior toward them. The same thing applies to our love for God. We can love with affection, with passion, with warm feelings toward him. Worship helps cultivate and express that. But if we love God like it says in the Shema, we put our love for God into...
Your neck is like the tower of David, Built with rows of stones On which are hung a thousand shields, All the round shields of the mighty men. (So 4:4) Our working text for the Footsteps of Messiah is the Song of Songs. From the above text, we previously connected the shields of a thousand generations with the offspring of Abraham, the righteous remnant in each generation forming the faithful shield of their generation. These are faithful warriors of the Word. Deuteronomy gives us insight into how Israel is instructed to prepare for war: “When you go out to battle against your enemies and see horses and chariots and people more numerous than you, do not be afraid of them; for the LORD your God, who brought you up from the land of Egypt, is with you. When you are approaching the battle, the priest shall come near and speak to the people. He shall say to them, ‘Hear, O Israel, you are approaching the battle against your enemies today. Do not be fainthearted. Do not be afraid, or panic, or tremble before them, for the LORD your God is the one who goes with you, to fight for you against your enemies, to save you.' The officers also shall speak to the people, saying, ‘Who is the man that has built a new house and has not dedicated it? Let him depart and return to his house, otherwise he might die in the battle and another man would dedicate it. Who is the man that has planted a vineyard and has not begun to use its fruit? Let him depart and return to his house, otherwise he might die in the battle and another man would begin to use its fruit. And who is the man that is engaged to a woman and has not married her? Let him depart and return to his house, otherwise he might die in the battle and another man would marry her.' Then the officers shall speak further to the people and say, ‘Who is the man that is afraid and fainthearted? Let him depart and return to his house, so that he might not make his brothers' hearts melt like his heart.' When the officers have finished speaking to the people, they shall appoint commanders of armies at the head of the people. When you approach a city to fight against it, you shall offer it terms of peace. If it agrees to make peace with you and opens to you, then all the people who are found in it shall become your forced labor and shall serve you. However, if it does not make peace with you, but makes war against you, then you shall besiege it... (Dt 20:1-12) Before a soldier could go to war, he was required to enjoy the fruit of his labors. A soldier who built, planted, and betrothed without consummating the joy of his labors expected to die in battle, an attitude that would discourage his fellow soldiers. Comfortable shelter, food and drink, and a family relationship are the building blocks of human joy. The feast time of Sukkot teaches this pattern. Every family comes to Jerusalem to commemmorate the Divine provision of food, drink, shelter, and family relationships, including the extended family who will share in the offerings along with strangers, aliens, Levites, and even the kohanim: “There also you and your households shall eat before the LORD your God, and rejoice in all your undertakings in which the LORD your God has blessed you.” (Dt 12:7) “You shall not do at all what we are doing here today, every man doing whatever is right in his own eyes; for you have not as yet come to the resting place and the inheritance which the LORD your God is giving you. When you cross the Jordan and live in the land which the LORD your God is giving you to inherit, and He gives you rest from all your enemies around you so that you live in security, then it shall come about that the place in which the LORD your God will choose for His name to dwell, there you shall bring all that I command you: your burnt offerings and your sacrifices, your tithes and the contribution of your hand, and all your choice votive offerings which you will vow to the LORD.
In this episode, we continue our series on the "Shema" (Deuteronomy 6:4-5) by unpacking what it means for God to be "one" and how this prayer calls us to live in harmony with God and one another. Support us on Patreon HERE! To find more about our ministry and apprenticeship programs, visit https://shemasd.org
Continuing with, “The Role and Effect of Leadership on Covenant Keeping”, Rabbi Steve Berkson takes us on a journey through the books of 1 & 2 Kings where he shows us examples in King Solomon and the Northern Kingdom of Israel of what happens when those in leadership cause real problems for those for whom they are responsible by not upholding their side of the Covenant. What is the key element of the relationship between the Creator and His people? How does a man with a wife who is not covenanted run his household according to the Covenant? How does a woman who is the wife of a man who is not covenanted deal with her husband while not breaking covenant with her Elohim? What is the punishment for being contrary to your Elohim? What was the main reason the Northern Kingdom of Israel was thrown out of the Land? Are you allowing non-Covenanted teachers to have influence and authority in your life? This may be the strongest teaching of the series yet. Take advantage of new teachings every week. To learn more about MTOI, visit our website, https://mtoi.org. Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mtoiworldwide Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mtoi_worldwide You can contact MTOI by emailing us at email@example.com or calling 423-250-3020. Join us for Shabbat Services & Torah Study LIVE, streamed on our YouTube Channel every Saturday at 1:15 pm and every Friday for Torah Study Live Stream at 7:30 pm, eastern time.
The regular Torah portion now includes the very last few in the Book of Deuteronomy, the life of Moses himself, and thus some of his final admonitions, including the second, and final, "Song of Moses," in parsha "Ha'azinu," chapter 32 of Debarim. This week is also the Sabbath that falls between the sounding of the shofar, Yom Teruah, that begins the Fall Feasts of Yah, the the tenth day of the seventh month, and "holiest day of the year," Yom Kippur, of the Day of Atonement...sometimes called "Shabbat Shuva," or the Sabbath of Return. It's also a time of GREAT 'Misunderstanding' for most of 'xtianity,' that has been taught one of the Biggest Lies in all human history - that the Creator of the Universe and Author of Scripture 'did away with' His own Written "law" (actually, 'Instruction,' - His Word) and didn't mean it when He said - repeatedly - to keep MY feasts (moedim, and Appointed Times) "forever" - wherever your end up. The Erev Shabbat reading and overview is about that Song of Moses itself, chapter 32: https://hebrewnationonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/SSM-9-22-23-Ha-azinu-Yom-Kippur-Deut-32-teaching-podcast-xx.mp3 The "Shabbat Shuba" teaching addresses that misunderstanding, and the whole point of the Sabbath of RETURN directly. And this year, even more than others before it, given the Evil now rampant in the world, is a particularly poignant reminder of why He has told us to remember His "Appointed Times." There is, however, one question that always seems to come up regarding the commandment to observe the "Day of Atonement,' Yom Kippur, by "afflicting our souls." Most of us have been told that might mean to fast for the entire day. But why not just say that? Could there be more? And - just MAYBE - does an understanding there start to tie literally everything together? "Ha-azinu: Yom Kippur, Shabbat Shuva, - and 'afflicting our souls' " https://hebrewnationonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/WT-CooH-Ha-azinu-Shabbat-Shuva-and-Anah-our-Nefeshkem-podcast-xxx.mp3 The combined two-part teaching is here:
Audio reading: Deut 34:1-12, Isaiah 51:1-53:12, Eph 5:1-33, Psalm 69:19-36, Prov 24:7 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her, that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word, that He might present her to Himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that she should be holy and without blemish. Ephesians 5:25-27 Have we been guilty of church bashing? Have we been quick to point the finger at the faults and flaws of the Church? What was Yeshua's attitude, mindset and heart towards the church? He LOVES the church, He GAVE HIMSELF for the church, and He desires to sanctify and cleanse His church with the washing of water by the Word of God. No church is perfect, and even if it were, as soon as you or I walk in the door, it is no longer perfect! May we LOVE the church, may we support and pray for the church!
Audio Transcript: This media has been made available by Mosaic BostonChurch. If you'd like to check out more resources, learn about Mosaic Boston ordonate to this ministry, please visit mosaicboston.com. Welcome to this space. Every once in a while, I'm glad that we worship down here, it's to keep us humble, keep us grounded, and to remind us that the space upstairs really is a blessing. We're continuing our sermon series called Kingdom Come through the Gospel of Mark: The Gospel of Mark and the Secret of God's Kingdom. The title today is Supernatural and Revelation. So Jesus Christ has come as a king, and in chapter one, he was anointed by the Holy Spirit and the King comes preaching that the kingdom is here, the kingdom has been established with the coming of the King. Therefore, what are we to do? We are to repent of sin, believe in him and follow him and live for the King. Jesus Christ did come performing supernatural miracles for the purpose of revelation to reveal that he is the Son of God and he performed what only God can do. Only God can forgive sins, and that's what Jesus does. He cast out demons, he heals the sick, he even resurrects the dead. And what's fascinating is that the contemporaries of Jesus Christ, those who saw his miracles, those who experienced his power, most of them did not believe in Jesus Christ, they did not have their sins forgiven. And it wasn't until the day of Pentecost, St. Peter's filled with the Holy Spirit, he has the indwelling power of the Spirit and he preaches to these same people and he preaches to people who have seen the miracles of Christ, have heard his sermons, seen his crucifixion, heard about his resurrection, but they weren't saved. The miracles did not convert their hearts, they didn't yet have their sins forgiven and their hearts were still hardened by sin, in disbelief. In Acts 2:22, Peter says, "Men of Israel, hear these words, Jesus of Nazareth, a man attested to you by God with mighty works and wonders and signs that God did through him in your midst, as you yourselves know, this Jesus delivered up according to the definite plan and foreknowledge of God, you crucified and killed by the hands of lawless men. God raised him up, losing the pangs of death because it was not possible for him to be held by it." And it's not until they realize that they have sinned against Jesus Christ, the Holy One of God, that they're cut to the heart. This is Acts 2:37, "Now, when they heard this, they were cut to the heart and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, 'Brothers, what shall we do?' And Peter said to them, 'Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit for the promise is for you and for your children and for all who are far off, everyone whom the Lord our God calls to himself.' And with many other words, he bore witness and continue to exhort them, saying, 'Save yourselves from this crooked generation.' So those who received the word were baptized and there were added that day about 3000 souls." So the Apostle Peter responsible for much, if not most of the material of the Gospel of Mark, he presents the miracles of Jesus Christ in such a way that they attest to who Jesus is. He is the King and he offers us, every single one of us, the greatest miracle, the miracle of all miracles, salvation by grace through faith, forgiveness of sin and entrance into the Kingdom of God. And in our text today, we see that Jesus heals a leper and he heals a paralytic, but only one of these men walks away with his sins forgiven. And the question posed before us is, what does it profit a man to gain the whole world and lose his soul, forfeit his soul? What's the point of being healed of paralysis if you then use your legs to serve sin and Satan? What does the profit a man to gain pristine skin in this life while being tormented in hell for eternity? So Mark 1:40 through 2:12, would you look at the text with me? "And a leper came to him, imploring him, and kneeling, said to him, 'If you will, you can make me clean.' Moved with pity, he stretched out his hand and touched him and said to him, 'I will. Be clean.' And immediately, the leprosy left him and he was made clean. And Jesus sternly charged him and sent him away at once and said to him, 'See that you say nothing to anyone, but go show yourself to the priest and offer for your cleansing what Moses commanded for proof to them.' But he went out and began to talk freely about it and to spread the news so that Jesus could no longer openly enter a town, but was out in desolate places and people were coming to Him from every quarter. And when he returned to Capernaum after some days, it was reported that he was at home. And many were gathered together so that there was no more room, not even at the door. And he was preaching the word to them. And they came bringing to him a paralytic carried by four men. And when they could not get near because of the crowd, they removed the roof above him. And when they had made an opening, they let down the bed on which the paralytic lay. And when Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytics, 'Son, your sins are forgiven.' Now some of the scribes were sitting there questioning in their hearts, 'Why does this man speak like that? He's blaspheming, who can forgive sins but God alone?' And immediately, Jesus perceiving in his spirit that they thus questioned within themselves said to them, 'Why do you question these things in your hearts? Which is easier to say the paralytic, 'Your sins are forgiven,' or to say, 'Rise, take up your bed and walk'? But that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins, he said to the paralytic, 'I say to you, rise, pick up your bed and go home.'' And he rose and immediately picked up his bed and went out before them all so that they were all amazed and glorified God saying, 'We never saw anything like this.'" This is the reading of God's holy, inerrant, infallible, authoritative word, may he write these eternal truths upon our hearts. Three points to frame up our time. First, the King is used. Second, the King is sought. And third, the King is questioned. First, the King is used. In Mark 1:40, the gentleman is characterized as a leper. He has a scale disease and this term designates a variety of conditions in which the skin becomes scaly, but not what today is called leprosy or Hansen's disease. But in Leviticus 13 and 14, this skin disorder was treated as a grave danger to the purity of the community. So sufferers were regarded, in effect, as corpses, walking dead, and physical contact with them produced the same sort of defilement as touching dead bodies. Leviticus 13:45 say, "The leprous person who has the disease shall wear torn clothes and let the hair of his head hang loose. He shall cover his upper lip and cry out, 'Unclean. Unclean.' And he shall remain unclean as long as he has the disease. He is unclean. He shall live alone. His dwelling shall be outside the camp." So the disease was serious and also, it rendered the person socially as an outcast. Josephus, the ancient Jewish historian, he said that the disease, those with it were treated as, in effect, walking dead. And if anyone is healed, it was as if someone dead was raised to life. If the person so much has stuck their head in someone else's house, the house was rendered unclean. So the person has been suffering, he's been suffering for a long time, both physically and socially, and what happens is he hears that Jesus Christ has come, he has power and he has been healing people. And the man, immediately, boldly comes to Jesus Christ, it says imploring him, pleading with him. And it's followed by kneeling. So he's entreating with the most earnest urgency, he's crying out, "If you will, you can make me clean." And first, this is great. This is a great start. And pain does this often, suffering does this often. God often allows us to go through seasons of suffering. C.S. Lewis says that pain is God's megaphone to wake us up. So he has pain, he goes to the one that can alleviate the pain and he implores him. And with humility, he asks, "If you will, you can heal me," that, "You have the power." So we see even faith here. In verse 41, it says, "Jesus is moved with pity," in the English Standard Version, "he stretched out his hand and touched him and said to him, 'I will, be clean.'" Now, if you are reading along in your Bible, most likely, there's a footnote right there at that word, moved with pity or moved with compassion. So this is a question of which word is original. There is a textual question here. The oldest manuscripts that we have do not say moved with pity, it says moved with anger. And if the word was compassion, most likely, in the parallel, Matthew and Luke and the story, that word would've been used, it is not. And if you study textual criticism, you get to text like this, you got to ask why would a scribe change the word? Most likely an overzealous scribe here, read the word anger, Jesus is angry, and he can't believe in an angry Jesus and so, he changed the word to compassion. But I do see an anger here. I do see the indignation of Christ here, a similar indignation to where Jesus, it says, was indignant in John 11 about the death of Lazarus. He was deeply moved in the spirit and greatly troubled. So perhaps there is anger here, we'll see why. And Jesus does stretch out his hand, certainly compassionately, and he touches this man, the Greek pronoun him is left out. So He just stretched out and touched this person, shocking to anyone seeing this because you weren't supposed to touch a leper. Jesus touches the leper, and instead of the impurity passing from the man to Jesus, Jesus's power overcomes the impurity and disease. In verse 42, "And immediately, the leprosy left him and he was made clean. And Jesus sternly charged him and sent him away at once." Sternly charged, it's a word that means growling, it refers to the snorting of a horse. And as applied to human beings, it means to express indignation by explosive expulsion of breath. And I think that's biblical, whenever I'm in traffic, that's how I breathe with this expulsion of breath. My wife rubs my arm and I feel better. And then, he uses the word to send out, ballo. And it's the same word that Jesus used to exercise demons. So it was like casting this man out. He ejects the person from his presence and then he charges him, verse 44, "And said to him, 'See that you say nothing to anyone, but go show yourself to the priest and offer for your cleansing what Moses commanded for a proof to them.'" And what he's referring to is Leviticus 14, if you have been healed, you are to bring three lambs or one lamb and four birds depending on a person's wealth. And as proof to them, as proof to the priesthood that Jesus has come with the power of God. What does the gentleman do in verse 45? "But he went out and began to talk freely about it, to spread the news so that Jesus could no longer openly enter town, but was out in desolate places and people were coming to him from every quarter." And what an amazing, wondrous moment this must've been for the gentleman, having lived for so long, ostracized by society, no human contact. He had lived in isolation for years perhaps, and pain without a single touch of a human hand. What does he want to do? He wants to immediately go show his family, show his friends that he has been healed. And you say, "This is great." This is like, "Jesus, you healed the person. He's basically a walking advertisement to your power. Don't you want him to go and preach about you?" And Jesus didn't want him to because Jesus knew that the substance of the man's message is going to be come to Jesus as the miracle worker, come get this blessing, come get healing from Jesus. And Jesus doesn't want just to heal our bodies, he doesn't just want to meet our physical needs. No, Jesus has come to preach the word, to convert our hearts, to regenerate us, and to save our souls. And what we see here is that the word, but to contrast, Jesus said, don't do this, and the word but is saying he went directly against the orders of King Jesus. Jesus' anger may also stem from the fact that the man completely disobeyed Jesus' instructions. The ability of Jesus to heal now becomes the cause of his inability to move about. Jesus came to preach, he came to preach the gospel and now he can't do that. So he ends up in a desolate place, it says. And this is fascinating because that gentleman had to live in a desolate place, he had to live away from people, he gets healed. And then, right after the healing, Jesus is the one in the desolate place. And what's the text showing us? It's showing us that Jesus exchanged places with the leper. Jesus is saying, "Not only am I willing for you to be clean, I'm willing to make myself unclean for you." And this is really at the heart of the gospel. It's the double imputation, Jesus gets our sin, we get Jesus' righteousness. 2 Corinthians 5:21, "For our sake, he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might be become the righteousness of God." Galatians 3:13, "Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us, for it is written, 'Cursed is everyone who's hanged on a tree,' so that in Christ Jesus, the blessing of Abraham might come to the gentiles so that we might receive the promised Spirit through faith." Instead of repenting and believing in the content of Jesus' preaching, the man disobeys Jesus tells everyone that Jesus had healed him, which makes it more difficult for Jesus to preach the gospel. The poor man was so thankful to be healed, but he missed the whole point. What was the point? The point was that he had a deeper uncleanness, he had a deeper leprosy, he had an issue that separated him, not just from the people of God, but from God himself. And he receives the skin healing, but he doesn't receive the heart healing. His faith is only skin deep. He did the right things, he came to Christ, he implored, he kneeled, he begged, he received, and then, he walked away only to disobey the king, revealing that he has not received the cleansing of his soul from sin. God does miracles, God does miracles even today, but the miracles always have a purpose, it's always to attest to the person of God. And unless we repent of sin, those miracles aren't going to do anything for us, not spiritually speaking, not eternally speaking. So when we do experience seasons of pain, when we do go through difficulties, yes, do go to the Lord, yes, beg for the Lord's healing, but stay there, stay with the Lord, stay obeying the Lord. We had a nice lady that came to our community group for quite some time. And she said, "I don't believe. I don't believe. I'm here, just you guys are nice people." And I was like, "Okay, keep coming." And she said, "I don't believe because there's too much suffering in the world. How can a good God allow so much suffering in the world?" And that day at community group, she's like, "For example, there's a hurricane coming directly at Mexico right now and it's going to absolutely decimate Mexico and thousands of people are going to die. Where's your God now?" I was like, "Look, I don't know. Let's pray. Let's pray. Let's pray for a miracle for the hurricane to change directions. Let's pray. The Spirit blows where it wishes, so does the wind." So we pray, we fervently prayed, prayed zealously. And I remember that just like... The next day, what does the hurricane do? The next day the hurricane completely changed its trajectory, completely misses Mexico. And I was like, "Oh yeah, I can't wait for community group. She's going to come in extra saved." And then, she comes to the group, pretends nothing happened. And I was like, "Remember our prayer request?" She's like, "It was a coincidence." I'm like, "No. Oh, my goodness. There's no such thing as a coincidence." Miracles don't save anyone. God does do miracles, but there is a passage where a rich man dies, and a gentleman named Lazarus goes to heaven. And the rich man says, "Lord, please, Father Abraham, resurrect Lazarus, bring him back so my brothers don't end up in this place of torment." And what does the Lord say? The Lord says, "Even if someone comes back from the dead, they're not going to believe." It's not enough. I've seen people experience the power of God in their life and then I've seen them walk away. During COVID, we had a gentleman that came to service. You could tell something was wrong and he's like, "I think I have a demon. Can you please pray for the Lord to cast out the demon from me?" I prayed. His body language completely changed. He received forgiveness from the Lord. And then, I gave him my number. And then, he just disappeared. He received a gift from Lord, disappeared. And then, I found out that he went back to his sinful lifestyle instead of repenting and following the Lord. So don't allow your faith to just stay there at the physical level or at the skin level, no, follow the Lord and ask for the greater healing, which is that of having sins forgiven. Point two is the king is sought, Mark 2:1, "And when he returned to Capernaum after some days, it was reported that he was at home." So Jesus returns to Capernaum, that's his base of operations for the early portion of his ministry. And it says he was at home, whose home is this? And scripture doesn't say that Jesus had a house. Most likely, this is Peter's house because Jesus called Peter in chapter one, "Follow me." And then, Peter says, "Where are we going?" And Jesus ends up at his house. "Follow me to your house because that's now my house." And this is how Jesus operates. When Jesus forgives you of your sins, he is now your king. You and everything you have now belongs to the king, in service to the king. So Peter's house, what is Peter doing? He's hosting the first community group. He's inviting his friends. Jesus is there at the communion group. I don't know if they have some snacks. And they're having a good time. And by the way, this is a great plug for community groups. So if you are not in a community group, it is imperative for you to join a community group. They're awesome. My community group, this week we had 26 people. And you say, "Wow." Well, I always start by counting my family, that's six, six eternal souls. And then, there's another family that has three kids, so that's 11. But we do welcome, we got 25-plus community groups all around the city. We'd love for you to sign up and to join. And just a reminder, it's also a great place to invite those who are not Christians. Sometimes people feel a little self-conscious or insecure about coming to a large group gathering, but in a small setting, especially friends, neighbors, invite them, especially with the Gospel of Mark, this is a tremendous series for you to invite your friends to community groups and to church. So verse two, "And many were gathered together so that there was no more room, not even at the door. And he was preaching the word to them." So the full house. What's he doing? He's preaching the good news, the arrival, and dominion of God is here. And then verse three, "And they came bringing to him a paralytic carried by four men. And when they could not get near him because of the crowd, they removed the roof above him. And when they had made an opening, they let down the bed on which the paralytic lay." Roofs in the dwellings of common people in Israel were made of wooden beams placed across stone or mud brick walls. And the beams were covered with reeds, thorns, several inches of clay. So Jesus is preaching, and all of a sudden, there's dust falling on his head. I wonder what Peter's feeling. Like, "Oh." And by the way, Jesus completely invades his life, that's how Jesus works. When you welcome Jesus into your life, he invades, he dominates. So the roof is falling apart, stuff's falling from the ceiling. And this is just a reminder that it is a sacrifice to welcome people into your house. Hospitality takes work, that's why Peter says, "Be hospitable without grumbling." Why does he say that? If you have been hospitable, you know exactly why he said that. I remember, recently, I repainted my apartment, repainted beautiful. The very first community group, three boys walk in with a basketball like, "Oh no." Scuffed up all my walls, and I was like, "Come on." But I use the best paint, Benjamin Moore, you just wipe it off. But it is a sacrifice, but it's worth it. It's worth it because these gentlemen love their friends so much, their paralytic friend, they know that God can heal him, Jesus can heal him, Jesus has the power to do it. They take Peter's roof apart, unroof the roof, Scripture says, and they lower him down. Verse five, "And when Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, 'Son, your sins are forgiven.'" Jesus saw their faith, he doesn't see the paralytics' faith. The emphasis here is he saw their faith, they believed on behalf of their friend. The friend's faith isn't emphasized here, perhaps it's because he has been paralyzed, not just physically, but he is paralyzed spiritually. And that's why Jesus starts the healing process by saying, "Son, your sins are forgiven." It was their faith in Jesus leading to action, initiative to overcome obstacles that changes this man's life. And here, I just want to point out that sharing the good news, sometimes it takes teamwork, four-on-one. If you have an unbelieving friend, get three Christian friends, a four-on-one, it's more effective because they ask questions if you don't know the answer, the other person knows the answer, but then, you have some time to think and you just go back and forth. And that's what they're doing here. And Jesus is impressed by their faith in action, and that's true faith. Truth faith is always an action. And Jesus perceived their improvisation as an expression of faith. Mark loves using the word immediately, he uses it all the time, 41 times in the book, immediately, immediately, immediately. And this one text where it's clearly you just need the word immediately, it's not there. And I've been meditating on the fact, why didn't they wait? Why didn't they wait until Jesus is done preaching? Why didn't they wait until he leaves the house? My working theory is that Jesus sermons just took forever and he just preached and preached and preached. But also, I think they felt an urgency from the Holy Spirit that we have to do it and we have to do this now. And I do, I pray that the Lord impresses that urgency upon us to share the gospel with our friends who don't yet know the Lord. And we are to tell them to strive, this is what these gentlemen are doing. Luke 13, it says, "Strive to enter through the narrow gate, for many, I tell you, will seek to enter and will not be able. When once the master of the house has risen and shut the door and you begin to stand outside and to knock at the door saying, 'Lord, open to us,' then he will answer you, 'I do not know where you come from.'" There is an urgency because we don't know how much time is left, we don't know how much time anyone of us has left, therefore, "Today," Scripture says, "Today is the day of repentance." Today is the day to turn from sins to turn to Christ. Jesus says, "Son, your sins are forgiven." Whatever the expectation of these gentlemen, Jesus is addressing, not this man's felt need, his obvious felt need was healing of his legs, but he has a need that is greater than even that. His deepest need, his most pressing need was that he has transgressed God's law, God's holy law and God is holy. And after all, what's the value of the use of all our limbs if we continue to yield our members as instruments of sin? What good if after having restored his health, the man remains under wrath and the curse of God? And Jesus calls him child, my son. Here he is showing us that this is the relationship that God has for us. He wants to forgive us of our sins and to make us children of the Father. Sin is presented here as the obstacle to healing and sin and sickness are very closely connected in Scripture. 2 Chronicles 7:14, "If my people who are called by my name humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land." In the Old Testament, transgression can lead to illness. Deuteronomy 28 lists out blessings for obedience and curses for disobedience. Therefore, healing and forgiveness are often closely related to each other. Isaiah 38:16, "Oh Lord, by these things men live and in all these is the life of my spirit. Oh, restore to me health and make me live. Behold, it was for my welfare that I had great bitterness but in love you have delivered my life from the pit of destruction for you have cast all my sins behind your back." In places, the terms are even interchangeable, we see heal and forgive almost as if you can just replace them. Psalm 41:3, "The Lord sustains him on his sick bed. In his illness, you restore him to full health. As for me, I said, 'Oh Lord, be gracious to me. Heal me for I have sinned against you." And Jesus himself links disease with sin and healing with forgiveness. In John 5, he heals a gentleman there who also could not walk and then, Jesus finds him after, in John 5:14, he says, "Afterward, Jesus found him in the temple and said to him, 'See, you are well, sin no more that nothing worse may happen to you.'" But of course, we have to balance this out with John 9. And John 9, the disciples are walking and they see, it says, "As he passed by, he saw a man blind from birth. And his disciples asked him, 'Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?' Jesus answered, 'It is not that this man's sinned or his parents, but that the works of God might be displayed in him.'" The Bible never says that we suffer in relation to how much we have sinned, and many times God calls the righteous to suffer and allows the wicked to prosper. And this is part of his purpose and remains a mystery to us. But we do know if the Lord allows seasons of suffering for us, it's always with a purpose. In Luke 13:1-5 says, "There were some present at that very time who told him about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices. And he answered them, 'Do you think that these Galileans were worse sinners than all the other Galileans because they suffered in this way? No, I tell you, but unless you repent, you will all likewise perish. Or those 18 on whom the tower in Siloam fell and killed them, do you think that they were worse offenders than all the others who lived in Jerusalem? No, I tell you, but unless you repent, you'll all likewise perish.'" The point is that we do not necessarily suffer or get sick and direct proportion to our sins. We live in a fallen world. We're all born guilty of Adam's sin. We all have a corrupt, sinful nature, and we all commit acts of sin which may or may not bring down God's punishment upon us. Therefore, our sin, in Adam, lies at the root of all our suffering. This is what Jesus' point is that he wants to forgive sins, and that begins the process of our total restoration. Our total restoration begins with forgiveness. Point three is the King is questioned, this is verse six of Mark 2. "Now, some of the scribes were sitting there questioning in their hearts." The scribes were the so-called teachers of the law, they were the specialist in the interpretation of the law, the application of it in particular situations or disputes. And these men, it shows that they continually challenged Jesus' teaching and his authority. They did not approve of his message. They didn't approve of him because he didn't go to them for credentials, he didn't go to them for permission, and he's not part of their established big religion, if you will. And so, the opposition here asserts itself. In chapter one, Jesus was tempted by Satan in the wilderness for 40 days. He won, he overcame. And then, Jesus goes into the synagogue. As soon as he starts preaching, a demon begins to interfere with Jesus' teaching, and Jesus casts out the demon from the gentlemen. And here, we see in chapter two, and this is through chapter three, that these Jewish religious leaders, the scribes, members of the sect of the Pharisees, they come as representatives of Satan, as servants of Satan because they are doing Satan's bidding. In being against Christ, they are actually doing the work of Satan. Though routed for a moment by Jesus' exorcisms and his healings, the demons now counter-attack Jesus through human instruments with special fierceness. Why? Because they know that Jesus has come to destroy the works of the evil one and they know that their time is short. Revelation 12:12 says, "Therefore, rejoice o heavens and you who dwell in them, but woe to you o earth and sea for the devil has come down to you in great wrath because he knows that his time is short." So this counter-attack takes the form of arguments with the scribes and the Pharisees and it always begins with the question why? "Why do you speak like this? Why do you and your disciples don't fast like John and his disciples do? Why are you doing what is unlawful on the Sabbath?" And Jesus responds to each objection in a forceful manner. It's not wrong to ask questions, it's fine. The Lord actually says, come, let us consider, let us think, let us meditate. But here, they're not asking questions, they're questioning. It's a negative word, connotation of calculations only used in the negative sense and they're questioning in their heart. And Jesus sees the heart, he knows exactly what's going on. So in verse seven, they say, "Why does this man speak like that? He's blaspheming. Who can forgive sins but God alone?" Who can forgive sins but God alone? And this is true, only God can forgive sins. Only the one that was sinned against can forgive sins and that's why God is the one that forgives sins, it's his prerogative. Exodus 34:6-9, "The Lord passed before him and proclaimed, 'The Lord, the Lord, a God, merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding and steadfast love and faithfulness, keeping steadfast love for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, but who will by no means clear the guilty visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children and the children's children to the third and fourth generation.' And Moses quickly bowed down his head toward the earth and worshiped. And he said, If now I have found favor in your sight, oh Lord, please let the Lord go in the midst of us for is a stiff-necked people and pardon our iniquity and our sin and take us for your inheritance.'" Isaiah 43:25, "I am he who bloats out your transgressions for my own sake and I will not remember your sins." So by forgiving the man's sins, what is Jesus doing? He's revealing that he is God. "Your sins are forgiven. Because you're the one who sinned against me, I am the one that can forgive you." He's proving that he is God. By saying, "How can you say this? No one can forgive sins except one, that is God," they're appealing to the Shema, the Great Shema, this is Deuteronomy 6:4-5, "Hear o Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one. You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength." Verse eight, "Immediately, Jesus perceiving in his spirit that they thus questioned within themselves said to them, 'Why do you question these things in your hearts?'" Later, he's going to prove that he has the power for forgive sins by actually healing the gentleman, but here, he proves that he's God by reading their minds. He knows exactly what they're thinking in their hearts. 1 Samuel 16:7 says, "Do not look on his appearance or on the height of his stature because I have rejected him for the Lord sees not as man sees man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart." Verse nine, it continues, "Which is easier to say to the paralytic, 'Your sins are forgiven, or to say, 'Rise, take up your bed and walk'?" And here, you got to pause and say, which is easier? From the standpoint of systematic theology, it may be simpler to perform a miraculous cure for God than to forgive a person's sins. We'll get to that in a bit. But in terms of external proof to these people who are questioning Jesus, it's easier to say your sins are forgiven because no one knows. Who knows if the person's sins are forgiven? It's a lot harder to do a miracle and outside observers have no immediate way of knowing if the sins are forgiven, whereas you can immediately verify a miraculous cure. So Jesus' ability to heal the gentleman is an argument from greater to lesser. If Jesus can do the greater, which is healing the paralytic, he can do the easier from the human perspective of forgiving his sins and the miracle thus confirms the claim to forgive sins. If the man is healed, there can be only one conclusion, that Jesus is God, that he has authority to forgive sins and both the healing and the forgiveness of sins are sure sign that Jesus is God and Jesus is king. But which is easier from God's perspective? The miracle is easier because God created everything just by speaking, he could speak and the man's legs are immediately healed. But to forgive this man's sins requires so much more than just a mere utterance of the word, it would require the greatest thing that has ever been done by God himself. It will take more to forgive this man's sins than to create the entire universe. All God did to create everything was speak, recreating the man's legs, so easy for God. But to forgive this man's sins required the father sending the Son who took on flesh and took the working of the Holy Spirit, all three to undergo terrible suffering. Yes, Jesus Christ suffered in this life, and yes, he suffered on the cross, but the Father suffered also in allowing all of that to happen, the Father suffered in bringing down his wrath on the Son, the Holy Spirit suffered as well. Forgiveness of our sins requires nothing less than the incarnation, the suffering, the humiliation, and finally, the crucifixion of the Son of God. All of this required to forgive even one man of his sins. God created everything just by speaking, but to recreate us from the inside out, it took the gospel, it took the cross. And this is what Jesus did, and this is what Jesus offers us. Mark 2:10, "But that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins, he said to the paralytic, 'I say to you, rise, pick up your bed and go home." The phrase "that you may know" is a phrase that's repeated often in the Exodus account. When Moses stands in front of Pharaoh, in his confrontation, he says, God's going to send miracles and he's going to send these curses that you may know. This is Exodus 9:13 and 14, "Then the Lord said to Moses, rise up early in the morning and present yourself before Pharaoh and say to him, 'Thus says the Lord, the God of the Hebrews, let my people go that they may serve me, for this time, I will send all my plagues on you yourself and on your servants and your people so that you may know that there is none like me in all the earth.'" And what's fascinating is this divine oracle that you may know, that same phrase that was used against Pharaoh is now his prophetic judgment against Israel's own religious leaders. The Son of Man, it's a divine term for the Messiah from Daniel 7, and he has the authority, he has the power to forgive us. Verse 12, "And he rose and immediately picked up his bed and went out before them all so that they were all amazed and glorified God saying, 'We never saw anything like this.'" The healing establishes the reality of the forgiveness, and it's the sure sign that Jesus is the king, the king has come and the Messianic age has dawned as promised and prophesied in Isaiah 35:5, "Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened and the ears of the deaf unstopped, then shall the lame man leap like a deer, and the tongue of the mute sing for joy." The people here of Capernaum were witnessing incredible miracle. It says that they were amazed. They've never seen anything like it. They see the first reverberations of the messianic kingdom of King Jesus. And indeed, throughout the Gospels, we see that Jesus healed all manner of sickness and disease. And the miracles that are emphasized are emphasized for a reason. When Jesus heals a leper, this means that Jesus can remove the uncleanness of sin and corruption from us. When Jesus gives sight to the blind, he's showing us that those who believe in him now see things from God's perspective and Jesus gives spiritual eyesight through faith. When Jesus restores hearing to the deaf, he's demonstrating that he is the one who can give people the ability to hear God's word and understand its meaning and know that it's true. And when Jesus enables the lame to walk, he's showing us that we must follow him. When Jesus resurrects Lazarus in verse 25 of John 11, "Jesus said to her, 'I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live. And everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?' She said to him, 'Yes Lord, I believe that you are the Christ, the Son of God who is coming into the world.'" In other words, the miracles that we see in the Gospels aren't just meant to impress us or impress people, rather they are signs and pictures that those who believe in God's promises, those promises are true and they will come to pass. In this sense, the greatest miracle of Christianity isn't just the fact that Jesus does miracles, the greatest miracle is that we can be saved. But also, miracles don't just increase people's faith, for some people, if they see the miracle and they turn from it, it serves as damnation for them. I wonder how many people from Capernaum actually believed in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior? How many people followed him as a king? And not many. I think it's not many. And we see this in particular in Matthew 11:20-30 where Jesus includes the miracles in Capernaum as actually damnation against them. "Then he began to denounce the cities where most of his mighty works had been done because they did not repent. 'Woe to you Chorazin, woe to you Bethsaida for if the mighty works done in you had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes. But I tell you, it will be more bearable on the day of judgment for Tyre and Sidon than for you. And you, Capernaum, will you be exalted to heaven? You'll be brought down to Hades for if the mighty works done and you had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until this day. But I tell you that it will be more tolerable on that day of judgment for the land of Sodom than for you.' At that time, Jesus declared, 'I thank you, father, Lord of heaven and earth, that you have hidden these things from the wise and understanding and revealed them to little children. Yes, father, for such was your gracious will. All things have been handed over to me by my father. And no one knows the son except the Father. And no one knows the Father except the son and anyone to whom the son chooses to reveal him. Come to me all who labor and are heavy laden and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I'm gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls for my yoke is easy and my burden is light.'" So friends, today, as you hear the word of God, we call you to repentance, call you to faith in Jesus Christ. And because Jesus Christ forgives sin, healing is guaranteed to all Christians. And that sounds shocking, but God has forgiven you through the shed blood and perfect righteousness of Jesus. And God has even healed some of you, perhaps miraculously through natural means or supernatural means. And God has seen you through every trial which has been brought into your life. And God will heal every one of us, if not in this life, then certainly, at the great day of resurrection. Why? Because you are forgiven of sin, you will be healed. So have you been forgiven of your sins by Jesus Christ? If you don't answer with a resounding yes, then today, right now, as we pray and as we worship, pray in your heart. Lord Jesus cleanse me from my sin. Lord Jesus, heal me of my spiritual paralysis. Wherever in your life you can't follow Jesus because you are just chained by sin today, say, "Lord, free me from that paralysis. Draw me to yourself and put me to work in the kingdom of God." Amen. Let us pray. Heavenly father, we thank you for this incredible text and I thank you for revealing your power. And I thank you that you offer us the revelation of your person, that you give us the gift of repentance and you offer us forgiveness of sins. And that's the beginning of our complete and total restoration. And I pray, Lord, fill each one of us with the Spirit. And give us a zeal, a passion for our friends, our neighbors, our loved ones who don't yet know you, are paralyzed by sin. And I pray that you give us the zeal to do everything we can to draw them to you, bring them to you, to answer their questions, to bring them to scriptures so that they also are given the gift of repentance and the forgiveness of sins. And Lord, we pray for your spirit to be poured out on this church and upon this city, and we pray for great revival and I pray that you use us in the process and we pray all this in Christ's name. Amen.
We continue our journey of instruments through the Woodwinds of Israel. The Khalil was a unique pipe, perhaps most likely a pan pipe. The debated history lies in a controversy of the transliteration between an instrument and an expression through music that such a pipe causes through dancing. Archeologically it evolved into the modern flute as we know it today that is played during feasts (S2 was recorded during the Fall feasts) and at funerals. Finally we conclude with a presentation of various woodwinds by USC Thornton faculty Adam Gilbert, director of the Early Music. 1. Early 16th C woodwinds http://www.katapi.org.uk/Movies/VPlayer-jwp7++.php?s=3&v=WXkRgUvY6PM. Adam Gilbert part 1. http://www.katapi.org.uk/Movies/VPlayer-jwp7++.php. Adam Gilbert part 2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kqgUB0EyjVA&feature=emb_title Podcast Streams Spotify for Podcastors https://anchor.fm/kadosh-shachah Castbox https://castbox.fm/vc/2208477 Apple https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/kadosh-shachah-holy-worship/id1472295079 Google Podcasts https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy9jODE0ODg0L3BvZGNhc3QvcnNz Spotify https://open.spotify.com/show/00nCHOB2eR8XberphEmIRi I heart Podcast https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy9jODE0ODg0L3BvZGNhc3QvcnNz Amazon music https://music.amazon.es/podcasts/b4c3976c-1a00-444d-bd3e-d12e244b5a46/holy-worship-the-music-of-the-bible Pocket Casts https://pca.st/3o49 Breaker https://www.breaker.audio/kadosh-shachah-holy-worship Radio Public https://radiopublic.com/kadosh-shachah-holy-worship-6nVNky
The word "Sacrifice" is not a very popular word. Most people see it as uncomfortable. Nobody wants to sacrifice because that means you are going to have to do without something that you really think you need. Scripture sees sacrifice quite differently, however. David speaks of bringing a sacrifice of praise. In another place he writes of a sacrifice of thanksgiving. In this episode, I am using the music of the Frequency of Fire 396 Hz as background music to the subject of how David saw sacrifice. I hope I can help you gain a new perspective - Blessings. Produced by Steve Rees - Calming Harp If you like what you hear please subscribe: www.youtube.com/peregrinnatti To find us on social media: Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/peregrinnatti Calming Harp Page: https://www.facebook.com/Calming-Harp… If you would like to write a testimony of how this music has helped you email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org To purchase CDs and MP3s go to our website: https://calmingharp.com/ To donate to the ministry of the Calming Harp: https://calmingharp.com/marketplace Steve Rees has been producing Harp Music from the Psalms of David for the past 20 years. He has discovered a connection between the Hebrew text of the Psalms and music notes that develop into chord progressions that form the basis for musical compositions that have been appreciated by thousands of followers. We invite you to join the many lives that have been positively affected by this wonderful music.
Pastor Greg is the Director of Jewish Ministries at Gateway Church in Fort Worth, Texas. Pastor Greg is a Jewish believer who accepted Yeshua almost 32 years ago. He has taken special joy in teaching the church and community about the Jewish roots of the Christian faith. "Many people see me as an 'Old Testament' scholar," Stone said. "Really I am about the bridge between the two testaments.” Saturday's broadcast also provides information on Yom Kippur and special music.
There is a major nationwide FEMA 'test' scheduled for October 4th that has people who are already suspicious of a Big Brother that lies about every thing from grooming kids to bioweapon injections wondering what they might pull next. Forewarned is - maybe - forearmed. But there's more on the horizon, too, of course. The fall is always a prime time for market collapses and new plandemic releases, especially when a currency collapse is already "baked in the cake." The only question is when. And famine, too, seems to be "in-plan." In other words, things are: "Comin' to a Head: October 4th, mRNA, Lipid Nanoparticles, Food - and Trust"
The theft - or was it really just yet MORE unbelievable incompetence! - of a Marine F-35 stealth fighter jet this week seems emblematic of the rot now being exposed almost continually. Join David Justice and Mark Call as they discuss the events of a week leading into the heart of the Fall Feasts of YHVH, and a time where still more things hidden are being revealed. David references this video by Tucker Carlson during the second segment of the show: https://youtu.be/1fR81B1azyQ?si=Uf87DDOLtFeLNhAq
As we approach Yom Kippur, we are all doing our most intense introspection. We are also making amends with anyone whom we've hurt. Have you been taught that you are to freely forgive? No matter the responsibility of the other party, do you feel as though you are required by God to forgive them even if they don't deserve it? In this episode we're going to look at the teshuvah process and what Biblical forgiveness looks like.
As we approach Yom Kippur, we are all doing our most intense introspection. We are also making amends with anyone whom we've hurt. Have you been taught that you are to freely forgive? No matter the responsibility of the other party, do you feel as though you are required by God to forgive them even if they don't deserve it? In this episode we're going to look at the teshuvah process and what Biblical forgiveness looks like.
Deuteronomy 6:4-6 These words stand right at the heart of the Jewish faith. In Jewish worship, they are repeated in both morning and evening prayers. They are a continual reminder of the fundamental truth that there is only one God, and he deserves total devotion. These words are known as the Shema and the people of Israel were commanded to keep repeating them to their children. They were so fundamental that Moses told them to: “talk about them when you are at home and when you are on the road, when you are going to bed and when you are getting up” (Deuteronomy 6:7). They were also told to write the words on tiny fragments of paper and put them in leather pouches called phylacteries, which were tied around their hands and foreheads. The words were also placed on the doorposts of their homes. They did everything possible to ensure these words were not forgotten. Repetition is often a characteristic of a loving relationship. I regularly tell my wife and children that I love them. I don't do this because I think that they are unsure of my love, but because love is such a fundamental part of the life we share together. The same is true when we worship God. Most of what we pray and sing about is very similar to what we expressed the last time we worshipped! However, we need continually to repeat the truths that form the foundation of our lives. Amid all the rush and busyness of life, they are words which pull us back to the fundamentals of our faith in God. QUESTION To what extent could you claim to be loving God with all your heart, soul and strength? PRAYER Loving God, help me to put you at the centre of my life. Amen
In this series we're talking about the ancient Jewish prayer called the Shema, found in Deut 6. This has been prayed by Jewish believers for centuries every morning / evening. It demonstrates the character of God, and shows us how to respond to him.Deuteronomy 6:4-5 Listen, O Israel! The Lord is our God, the Lord alone. And you must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your strength.Last week: talked about “Hear” or “Listen” - the Hebrew word Shema. The very next phrase talks about God, who he is and what he is like. The heart of this prayer is: “Love the Lord your God…” But to love him, to declare allegiance to him, we need to know who this God is. The God We Love Is Eternal“The Lord is our God, the Lord alone.” Those eight words in English (four in Hebrew) contain a wealth of truth. The word “Lord” there is “Yahweh”. It's related to the Hebrew word “to be”. It means that God is eternal and self-existent. He has always been God and always will be. This is revealed in Exod 3, where God revealed himself to Moses at the burning bush. He told Moses that his job was to bring Israel out of Egypt, where they were slaves. Moses was thinking about how Israel would respond when he showed up with that message.Exodus 3:13-15 “They will ask me, ‘What is his name?' Then what should I tell them?” God replied to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM. Say this to the people of Israel: I AM has sent me to you.” God also said to Moses, “Say this to the people of Israel: Yahweh, the God of your ancestors - the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob - has sent me to you.”God identifies himself a “I AM WHO I AM” or simply “I AM”. That name means “the one who is”. This is the name God uses to relate to his people. By the way, older Bible translations refer to God as “Jehovah.” The name Yahweh would never have been spoken by Jewish people, because it was considered too holy. Whenever the name occurred in the Old Testament, Jews would substitute the word “adonai”, which means “Lord”. So English Bible translators took the consonants from Yahweh and combined them with the vowels from adonai, to come up with “Jehovah”. The name communicates that God is ETERNAL. There was never a time when he did not exist. He is simply “I AM” - eternally in the present tense. To make it even more clear, there was never a time when he did not exist AS GOD. He has always been everything it means to be God, from eternity past. The New Testament reveals the same concept.Revelation 1:8 “I am the Alpha and the Omega - the beginning and the end,” says the Lord God. “I am the one who is, who always was, and who is still to come - the Almighty One.”The name Yahweh also communicates that God is SELF-EXISTENT. If God is simply “I AM”, then he's not dependent on any other being or force for his existence. We are not self-existent. We would have NO existence if God had not created. We require God to continually sustain us. Psalm 90:2,5,12 Before the mountains were born, before you gave birth to the earth and the world, from beginning to end, you are God…. (5) You sweep people away like dreams that disappear. They are like grass that springs up in the morning. In the morning it blooms and flourishes, but by evening it is dry and withered…. (12) Teach us to realize the brevity of life, so that we may grow in wisdom.God's timeless nature makes us reflect on the limited span of human life. We're dry grass: here today, gone tomorrow. God is like the mountains: seemingly there forever.That's just the first word in this phrase: “Yahweh”. Let's look at two more words.The God We Love Is the Only God There IsIn Deuteronomy, Israel is about to enter Promised Land. The people of that land - and the land of...
Is sin and transgressing the Covenant two different things or the same? What is the definition of sin? What does Joshua 7:9 show us in regards to what Elohim thinks about sin and His Covenant. What is it that the “World” will not allow you to do? Rabbi Steve Berkson then moves us to Joshua chapter 23 to continue with the thought, “The Role and Effect of Leadership on Covenant Keeping.” When a group needs direction to go forward, who is it that receives the vision for direction? What happens when there's more than one vision within a group? Why did Joshua have to remind the people that they were in covenant with their Creator? How does being “unequally yoked” (2 Cori 6:14) affect your Covenant keeping? From the book of Joshua we move to the next book, Judges, to see that Israel still doesn't have it in their heart, to love Elohim, to abide by the Covenant with Him and is told that they will be tested by the nations that they did not remove. How were they tested? Another excellent teaching by Rabbi Steve as he brings us deeper into the understanding of Covenant-keeping. Are you covenanted? Take advantage of new teachings every week. To learn more about MTOI, visit our website, https://mtoi.org. Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mtoiworldwide Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mtoi_worldwide You can contact MTOI by emailing us at email@example.com or calling 423-250-3020. Join us for Shabbat Services & Torah Study LIVE, streamed on our YouTube Channel every Saturday at 1:15 pm and every Friday for Torah Study Live Stream at 7:30 pm, eastern time.
In today's Talmud pages, Kiddushin 35 and 36, we begin with the Rabbis discussing whether women need to be obligated for time-bound commandments. But rather than focus specifically on this page, today, and all this week we will be celebrating a few milestones. We will be celebrating the new Jewish year, 5784, our reaching the middle page of the Talmud, that's right we have hit the mid-point of this journey, and finally the upcoming publication of Liel's book How the Talmud Can Change Your Life: Surprisingly Modern Advice from a Very Old Book. Today we focus on a central idea in the Talmud, the need to make time. The very first page of the Talmud begins by asking the question of when we can say the Shema prayer. Why does the Talmud begin with this question rather than trying to gain a better understanding of the prayer itself? Listen and find out. In celebration of all of these milestones, we invite you to pre-order the new book now. You can do it through your local bookstore, directly from the publisher, or wherever you get your favorite books. Once you've preordered the book, take a picture of your receipt and visit tabletm.ag/preorder and complete the form and upload a copy of your receipt. Once we have your email address, you will be invited to a virtual event, and be eligible to receive one of ten special packages, hand-curated by Liel, that will make your Jewish journey more meaningful, beautiful, and yeah, why not, fun. Like the show? Subscribe to our weekly newsletter. Send us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow us on Twitter at @takeonedafyomi and join the conversation in the Take One Facebook group. Take One is a Tablet Studios production. The show is hostedby Liel Leibovitz, and is produced and edited by Darone Ruskay, Quinn Waller and Elie Bleier. Our team also includes Satephanie Butnick, Josh Kross, Robert Scaramuccia, and Tanya Singer. Check out all of Tablet's podcasts at tabletmag.com/podcasts.
Wars of Kings is a foundation for using the template of the first Exodus to understand the Greater Exodus and the accompanying plagues in the Book of Revelation. Click on Wars of Kings to go to the first segment of the Wars YouTube video. Last week's teaching explained up to plague five, and this week's video will continue the plagues, providing examples from our time to connect with the texts.
The time of the Fall Feasts means that the "regular Torah portions" end up getting shuffled a bit, especially given the "calendar variants" many of us see. But as the Torah cycle begins to wrap up, parsha Vayelekh (Deuteronomy chapter 31) is one of the final few, but there are also a number of readings that deserve attention as well at this special time. Join Mark Call of Shabbat Shalom Mesa fellowship for a look at the first of those. The Erev Shabbat reading includes Deuteronomy 31 itself, and helps to put some of the other aspects of Yom Teruah, the first of His Fall 'Moedim' or Appointed Times, into perspective: https://hebrewnationonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/SSM-9-15-23-Vayelekh-Yom-Teruah-Deut-31-teaching-podcasat-xx.mp3 This weekend marks the day of Trumpets, or shouting, known in Hebrew as Yom Teruah, which is unique among the moedim of YHVH because it is the only one associated with the new moon. It's even been referred to for that reason as the one which, until it arrives, "no one knows the hour or the day." It has always been true, even if the 'whore church' would try to claim otherwise, that observing His Appointed Times, as we are commanded, brings blessings. But, 'in such a time as this,' there's more reason than ever. Especially when we come to understand what Paul was REALLY saying in Colossians 2! "His Moedim: Shadow Pictures and What to Look for Now" https://hebrewnationonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/WT-CooH-9-16-23-His-Moedim-Col-2-and-What-to-LOOK-For-Now-podcast-xxx.mp3 The combined two-part teaching is here:
Today is Yom Teruah, The blowing of the trumpets for the Feast of Trumpets - Today we will take a look at Psalm 94 and gain an understanding of how David saw through the difficulties of his day and proclaimed that even though it looked bad, our Heavenly Father was still in control. Even though it looked like the evil would prevail, YHVH would have the last word. The key was and is to stay faithful to the instructions that He has given us in His Word. At the beginning of this "Rosh Hashanah" new year, let us all recommit to walking the path He has laid out for us to walk. Produced by Steve Rees - Calming Harp If you like what you hear please subscribe: www.youtube.com/peregrinnatti To find us on social media: Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/peregrinnatti Calming Harp Page: https://www.facebook.com/Calming-Harp… If you would like to write a testimony of how this music has helped you email me at: email@example.com To purchase CDs and MP3s go to our website: https://calming/harp.com To donate to the ministry of the Calming Harp: https://calmingharp.com/marketplace Steve Rees has been producing Harp Music from the Psalms of David for the past 20 years. He has discovered a connection between the Hebrew text of the Psalms and music notes that develop into chord progressions that form the basis for musical compositions that have been appreciated by thousands of followers. We invite you to join the many lives that have been positively affected by this wonderful music.
It was great seeing Rick at the Messiah Conference!Rick Fisher is a 76 yr old man that was raised in a Jewish home, attended Hebrew School, was Bar Mitzvah and did a year towards confirmation before he got tired of all of it because it was curtailing his social life. Rick did not begin actively searching for G-d until his early 40s. He found Yeshua and for the last 33 years, he has been privileged to serve Him as a worship leader in Davidic dance (among other things) at Congregation Beth Yeshua in Philadelphia. Rick found new life in Him and is eternally grateful.
Season 1 of our show concludes as we examine in a biblical dramatization the one chapter where the majority of biblical instruments can be found in the book of Daniel. Robert then gives a final packaging of the instruments we've examined within the string family. Finally concluding the show with the final segment of Richard Dumbrill describing the tuning of his reconstructed silver Lyre in the Penta-tonic scale (The black keys on the piano). Followed Dumbroll interviewing textual Babylonian scholar Irving Finkel. Video link Richard Dumbrill interview part 2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGYTcK-15bY&app=desktop Podcast Streams Spotify for Podcastors https://anchor.fm/kadosh-shachah Castbox https://castbox.fm/vc/2208477 Apple https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/kadosh-shachah-holy-worship/id1472295079 Google Podcasts https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy9jODE0ODg0L3BvZGNhc3QvcnNz Spotify https://open.spotify.com/show/00nCHOB2eR8XberphEmIRi I heart Podcast https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy9jODE0ODg0L3BvZGNhc3QvcnNz Amazon music https://music.amazon.es/podcasts/b4c3976c-1a00-444d-bd3e-d12e244b5a46/holy-worship-the-music-of-the-bible Pocket Casts https://pca.st/3o49 Breaker https://www.breaker.audio/kadosh-shachah-holy-worship Radio Public https://radiopublic.com/kadosh-shachah-holy-worship-6nVNky
A Closer Look at the "Laws" in Deuteronomy. Did Y'shua contradict or "add to" the laws or commandments in the book of Deuteronomy when He said "Moses allowed divorce because of the hardness of your hearts BUT I SAY..." and other such things? Is everything in the book of Deuteronomy actually a 'command by YHWH'? Or is there possibly something else going on in chapters 20-25? Are there really 615 commandments OR are MANY OF THEM possibly 'Case Law'... BASED UPON YHWH's actual Commandments/Laws? Case Law decided in the authority of YHWH by Moses in his Yah given role as "Chief Justice" of the Supreme Court in the wilderness? And then Y'shua is Chief Justice of a higher court... THE HIGHEST court? Y'shua's rulings would then be a "higher court ruling" while HE DID STILL UPHOLD Moses' case law in the wilderness but brought clarification to its application. Moses Himself in Deuteronomy told us YHWH would raise up a prophet LIKE unto Moses himself and that we should listen to all He says because He would only speak the Words of YHWH in the Name of YHWH? THEN ALSO we see in the New Testament writings that as the Body of Messiah we are also given authority under Y'shua to judge according to the Commandments of YHWH. Like all judges we are to take all prior Case Law into account when judging putting the most weight on what the highest judging authority (Y'shua) has said, especially when judging ourselves. Please listen all the way to the end of this message where we tie this all into the New or Renewed Covenant which is which is also founded upon the 10 Commandments or Words of the covenant at Horeb or Mt. Sinai AND IS FIRST OUTLINED IN DEUTERONOMY!
The fiat-based world economy is collapsing. But so may be the fascist system that grew from it, sometimes called "stakeholder capitalism." Corporations are co-opted by ESG, the WEF-pushed equivalent of the CCP 'social credit score.' The more we understand WHY that anti-Scriptural, and anti-constitutional, system is coming apart, the better we will be able to deal with the fallout. PPPs ESG and avoiding Woke Hell
News and commentary for Wednesday, 13 September, 2023 And when we get to the point where even the 'Better Late Than Never' IMPEACHMENT of the senile plant in the You-Know-What House is more smoke than the fires in Maui, you know things are, or at least should be, coming to a head.
In this series we unpack the Shema prayer and why we find it so central to the gospel that we've named our ministry after it. This conversation focuses on the invitation that begins the prayer– "Hear, O Israel" and how the shema prayer invites us to live attentively. Support us on Patreon HERE! To find more about our ministry and apprenticeship programs, visit https://shemasd.org