Jul 05

Howdy Precious Friend!

Paul Moore

Hello and welcome to Your Guide to a Happy Life. This site was started three years ago under the leading of my father in Heaven. It was in April of 2011 that this site was started and to date, it has had thousands of visitors to its pages. 

Who is the 'Guide' in Your Guide to a Happy Life? Well, it's our father in Heaven, he is Your Guide to a Happy Life.

On December 4, 2010 I was sifted by the enemy of mankind, the devil, with the same kind of fear that I believe the Apostle Peter was sifted with when he was in the Garden of Gethsemane. Peter experience his bout with fear for about an hour and later denied that he knew the Messiah three times. Me, on the other hand, experienced fear (sifting) for twenty-nine hours. The fear was so intense that I called 911 for fear that I was going to kill myself. I was admitted to a local mental institution where I stayed there for three weeks. I left on my on recognizance on December 22, 2010. Although I don't like or celebrate Christmas I was lonely at the time and hoping to get an invite for turkey dinner at a friend's house. I didn't and I spent that time alone in my apartment. It was at this time that I sat down and thought about my life and where I was going. It's been said that if a man will stop, pause and reflect on his life for a few moments, it will change the course of his life.

That is what happened to me. Sometime just around the beginning of 2011 I made three promises to my father in Heaven. I told him that I would read a portion of his word every day, pray to him every day and what I learned was the most important, fellowship with him every day. 

So, around January 1, 2011 I sat down in my apartment and I opened the bible and read a portion of scripture, I then said some prayers and finally I sat down to talk to the father. I had decided I was going to talk to him for a limit of fifteen minutes per day. I decided on fifteen minutes because that was something I learned from an East Indian doctor I saw on the news when I was a teenager. This is what he said, "Our children do not need us to spend copious amounts of time with them to be healthy and whole, all they need is fifteen minutes of quality time with us a day." 

So, on January 1, 2011 I sat down to have my very first quality time conversation with our father in Heaven. I talked to him for about two minutes and stared at the clock for the next thirteen minutes. I realized at that moment, and after twenty-six years of going to Church and Synagogue, that I did not know my father in Heaven. It was the longest thirteen minutes I ever sat through.

Over the following three months I disciplined myself to spend those fifteen minutes with him and around the third or fourth month, something miraculous happened: I started to spend hours and hours with him just talking and sharing. His word says that he rewards those who diligently seek him and my biggest reward from all of that was that my father in Heaven started to talk to me in what the bible calls, the still small voice. 

Throughout 2011 I spent many hours talking and listening to my father in Heaven. We would laugh together and many times I would cry because of the things he would share with me. It was during one of those nights that I was listening to Shania Twain's You're Still The One when the father asked me to dance with him. Before he asked me, I was referring to him as dad, but when he asked me to dance with him, I said, "God, you just asked me to dance with you, isn't that a little weird?" To which he replied, "No, Paul, do you want to dance?" So we danced and it was exhilarating! He had me dipping and swaying. It was beautiful. 

So, around that time I had just started this website and I became very critical of my Christian brothers and sisters. I was angry about some of the things I had been told while going to Church. Since that time I have stopped attending Church or Synagogue and I have disassociated myself from any other form of religious assemblies. I've noticed that my thinking has become a lot clearer and I am not as angry as I used to be. I believe I am beginning to feel a real burden for those who are lost in the Church and around the world and especially my Hebrew brothers and sisters who have been assimilated into the Church and other religions.

I have no accolades or any formal spiritual training. Most of the information I share on this site has been acquired from the school of hard knocks and the time I spent with my father in 2011. 

Now if you are unhappy with your life and are filled with fear and anxiety, please go through the posts and pages of this site and you will find information on how to become a happier and more content person. I personally go through the Daily Prayers page every morning when I wake up. I also read a portion of the Torah once a day. In addition I read a chapter of Proverbs every day as it pertains to the day of the week. And finally the most important thing to do is find a comfy chair and grab your favorite drink and get alone with your father in heaven. Start with a conversation like you would with a nice stranger, you can talk about the weather, sports, TV, technology or anything else on your precious mind. He's a great listener and he will never interrupt you. I hope this helps you and that you become really happy and joyful with your dad in Heaven. If you're angry with him please tell him how you honestly feel about him. Believe me, he has very broad shoulders and will never be offended with you for getting things off of your chest. Have a wonderful week. Paul.

 

Jul 05

Hand of Hope

Baby in Womb Holding Finger

This is a picture of a doctor who is operating on a baby who is still in the womb. The doctor is trying to correct spinal bifida which, if left unattended, could cause the baby to die at birth. The following text is what was taken from my facebook post. Notice the little baby is grasping the doctor's finger. This is truly amazing.

 

 

 

Following picture began circulating in November. It should be "The Picture of the Year," or perhaps, "Picture of the Decade." It won't be. In fact, unless you obtained a copy of the U.S. paper which published it, you probably would never have seen it. The picture is that of a 21-week-old unborn baby named Samuel Alexander Armas, who is being operated on by surgeon named Joseph Bruner. The baby was diagnosed with spina bifida and would not survive if removed from his mother's womb. Little Samuel's mother, Julie Armas, is an obstetrics nurse in Atlanta. She knew of Dr. Bruner's remarkable surgical procedure. Practicing at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, he performs these special operations while the baby is still in the womb. During the procedure, the doctor removes the uterus via C-section and makes a small incision to operate on the baby. As Dr. Bruner completed the surgery on Samuel, the little guy reached his tiny, but fully developed hand through the incision and firmly grasped the surgeon's finger. Dr. Bruner was reported as saying that when his finger was grasped, it was the most emotional moment of his life, and that for an instant during the procedure he was just frozen, totally immobile. The photograph captures this amazing event with perfect clarity. The editors titled the picture, "Hand of Hope. Little Samuel's mother said they "wept for days" when they saw the picture. She said, "The photo reminds us pregnancy isn't about disability or an illness, it's about a little person" Samuel was born in perfect health, the operation 100 percent successful. Now see the actual picture, and it is awesome…incredible….and hey, pass it on! The world needs to see this one!?

Jul 03

Messages From the Father

Hello: I hope you are enjoying the weather we are having. Over the past ten days, since June 23, 2014 I have written excerpts as though it was the father in heaven speaking to us. I could not go back to June 23 on my facebook page as it was not available for some reason. So, this is the earliest message I have. I hope you enjoy it.

June 25:

Hi: It's your father in Heaven. Just checking in to see how you are doing. Did you have a good day? How did things go at work? If they went well please tell me about it. If they didn't I would like to hear about it. Do you know that you are the apple of my eye? If something bothers you, it bothers me. We are all interconnected, you with me and me with you and all of us together.

I know you might be upset with the way I have let things go on earth, but I want you to know that the reason for this has nothing to do with me being an ogre or anything like that. It's because my people have forgotten about me. They pay me lip service once or twice a week, but they haven't come to the place where they are really interested in getting to know me. I don't bite, I heal. Remember when you were little and you hurt yourself? Remember running home to the one you loved to make it better? Well, it doesn't matter how old you are, I am here to make it better. 

Please come to me and let's talk. I have so much for you to do and so much to give you in order to do it. I don't care in the least what others say about you. Bottom line: I love you. You are loved and cherished, you have nothing to fear and you can do no wrong. I'm really not angry with you. I just want you to come to me so we can talk and have some fun together. I promise you this, if you make one tiny baby step towards me, I will make giants and giants of steps towards you. Have a wonderful night my precious child and I will write to you tomorrow. Abba. Your father in Heaven.

I will add another message tomorrow.

Jun 28

LDD What is it?

LDD

LDD is a condition I coined after going through life for over half a century without experiencing love. LDD stands for Love Deficit Disorder and I believe that this is the only real disorder that anyone really has. There are many disorders out there, yet all of their roots are nestled in LDD. 

LDD-Humans, with all of their knowledge and pursuit of materialism, have forgotten the key ingredient to making their lives work: Love. Love is the only thing we need, whether we are a baby or an elderly person. If we think of plants, there are many factors that make a plant grow: water, soil, air, nutrients, sunlight, planting, yet we humans are no different. We need nourishment, we need air and water, a place to call home, and so much more, but what stunts our growth is the lack of love we experience from others including our parents, teachers, friends and others. 

So, what happens to a person who grows up without love?

I grew up in an environment where it was survival mode most of the time. My father was a rageholic, a wife and child beater, alcoholic and not a very nice guy. The love I required to grow, thrive and prosper was not afforded me in the early years of my life. In fact, most of my life has been devoid of what I understand as love. Naturally I'm going to have issues; we all have issues. But, what does LDD do to a person? Is there a cure for LDD. Let's look at some of the causes and effects of growing up with LDD.

LDD is the leading cause of all underlying mental illnesses. How do I know this? It's really simple, have you met someone who has grown up with adequate love, acceptance, encouragement, hope, and support on a continual basis? I know of no one who has experienced all of these things. I have been bullied, beaten for no reason, mistreated, taken advantage of and a host of other things. I really believe that such is the case for most, if not all of us. 

For those who had a good upbringing, the are some things out in our world that will take us down if we unknowingly go along with it. I'm talking about addictions to pornography, drugs, alcohol, etc. Most of us start life on the same field, we are little babies who are welcomed into this world amid a lot of love and desire for us to be healthy and whole. The sad thing is those plans for us can change very rapidly when a separation occurs through death, divorce, or separation.

LDD knows no boundaries. We could have grown up in affluent homes with a lot of material things, we could have gone to the most prestigious schools and had very influential friends, but the underlying lack of love we experienced stunted our growth. Many of us became very angry know-it-alls who could give a solution to anyone about anything. The problem rested in the fact that we may have had a lot of head knowledge, but such knowledge was not enough to heal the pain of LDD. We wanted love from our parents, we wanted acceptance from them, we wanted to feel that we belonged to a loving family, yet for many of us, we felt we were outsiders. Love somehow eluded us, We tried twelve step programs, we tried religion and church, we tried to bury ourselves in work or addictions or both and eventually we became very depressed and hopeless people. The cords of LDD grew around our necks and choked the life out of us. We were drugged with medications, given many manmade labels, and we came to believe in the labels, as they somehow fit our personalities. We lost ourselves and we started to live life with no concern for the future. 

LDD is insidious in that it leaves us vulnerable for wicked people who have no desire to help us, but want to exploit us. These people used our bodies, our talents, our abilities and a host of other things that were deposited in us at birth and like vicious wolves they extracted our essence and left us for dead. 

Don't fool yourself, if you call yourself a Christian or any other type of believer, such wicked people inhabit and control the assemblies you go to. Nothing is sacred and these wicked people know no boundaries for the death and manipulation of others. They are bent on taking everything from us without a thought of our welfare or future.

This, not-so-merry-merry-go-round is very difficult to get away from. There were people that had set this system up thousands of years ago and most of us still live according to this system. We are born into the system, we live in the system and we die in the system. We never knew that there was something more, something that was calling out to us and something that could have changed our lives forever. The fear of the unknown kept us in bondage to the system and we stayed and played in the system until we were bankrupted of everything: finances, health, healthy families, healthy relationships and all that a simple creator wanted us to have. 

Wicked people recognize someone with LDD immediately and as soon as they meet such a person they begin the work of destroying them. They lie to them, inflate or deflate them, and set them up for failure. Keep in mind that the devil only comes to steal from us, kill us and destroy us and his wicked followers have the same mandate for us. Unfortunately many of these wicked people are found in the very assemblies we seek refuge. LDD is rampant in the Church Mosques and Synagogues. Many will tell you they love you and that they're in your corner, but when calamity comes they are gone. You are left holding the bag.

Some of us have been so beaten down in life that the thought of someone coming along side of us is a welcome idea. Sadly, this idea turns into a myth or vapor. Yeshua (Jesus) said while referring to our generation that the love of many would become cold and that men would become lovers of themselves. Don't be fooled, this includes pastors, rabbis, and all other religious leaders. The love of money is the root of all evil and many leaders and followers have the belief that God can be persuaded or bought with money. Having money, prestige and material possessions does not equate to happiness or joy and thus cannot fix LDD. 

What will fix LDD you may ask? There is only one thing and he is the source of love: Our father in Heaven. "But how can the father help me? I don't know who he is or how to talk to him? How can you tell me that the father can help me? You may ask. Well, the reason why you don't know him or can't relate to him is because like all of us, you have never spent quality, one on one time with him. I'm not talking about prayer or bible reading or any other 'religious' activity. I'm talking about getting alone with the one who made this universe and got all things going. He set the stars in their place and created this wonderful planet for our enjoyment. The reason many of us are not enjoying it has to do with the fact that we have grown so apathetic to the sufferings of those around us. We see it on the television or computer, but that is where it stops. "Oh my, look what is going on there, all those dead people…that's horrible! I wish somebody would do something…God I pray that you would go there and heal those suffering people and stop the murdering." All the time the father has been waiting for us to make a move to help those people. The Book of Proverbs warns us to help those who are being dragged off to death. 

So, what do we do? We turn the channel and watch something that will make us forget the horrible sights we have just seen on the other channel, yet we do nothing to help those in need. We 'sow' enormous amounts of money to God in efforts to get rich and those who could really use our help, we show them nothing but apathy.

In closing, I encourage you to step out of the box of religion and other world systems and start the process of falling in love with the only one who can teach you, and all of us, how to love. Love does not remember past wrongs, does not seek to get even, instead love forgives and forgets and moves on. You don't need to go back to the past to feel the pain in order to heal. It's as simple as choosing to look at what happened from  another point of view. In other words, you can't judge someone by what they have done to you or anyone else because you haven't walked a mile in their shoes. 

You will never find a cure for LDD from a therapist, psychologist, psychiatrist, workbook, twelve step program, a pastor, rabbi, or imam. The only one who is in the process of healing LDD is the one who is full of love, full of compassion, full of kindness and that is our father in heaven. If you just give him a chance you will see your life blossom. It will take time and many tears interspersed with laughter and joy. There is no cost for this. The father offers healing for all of us and he doesn't charge for it. He wants you well and happy; enjoying this gift called life he gave you. may the father bless you and make his face to shine upon you, may he bless you with peace in your heart and riches in your right hand forevermore. Love and hugs, Paul.

To read more about the human condition and experiences that involve LDD, please click HERE.

Jun 15

Yeshua the Messiah versus Jesus

Yeshua

Yeshua versus Jesus

Yeshua is the true name and person for the Messiah. There are many people who follow Jesus and his teachings, but are they accurate and true? The answer lies in the fact that the Messiah was never called by the name of Jesus when he walked the earth. His name has evolved over the centuries and is now the accepted norm, however, when the messiah walked the earth, he was given his Hebrew name, Yeshua, which means 'Salvation' in English. The Father in Heaven would never send his son to start a new religion. There are three false religions affecting mankind. They are Christianity, Islam and Judaism. The first two have nothing to do with the God of Avraham, Yitzhak, and Ya'akov. Judaism, unfortunately has so many non working traditions and fences that it is next to impossible to follow. The true faith is the Hebrew faith which incorporates all twelve tribes. In addition to this the true Hebrew faith eliminates all tradition from a relationship with the Father.

Jesus: (Christian name) (Yeshua: Hebrew Name)

Jesus Birthday: December 25 (Messiah was born in the fall during the feast of tabernacles.)

Jesus came for the lost (Yeshua came for the lost sheep of Israel)

Jesus broke the Sabbath (Messiah kept and upheld the Sabbath)

Taught ‘conflicting’ commandments (Yeshua taught Torah commandments)

Jesus was buried on Friday Night (Messiah was buried on a Wednesday night)

Jesus rose from the dead on Easter Sunday (Yeshua rose from the dead on the Sabbath)

Jesus was in the grave for 36 hours (Messiah was in the grave for three days and nights)

Jesus died on the cross (Yeshua died on a tree)

Jesus nailed the law to the cross (Messiah bore our sins on the cross)

Jesus came to abolish the law (Yeshua came to fulfil the Law {Torah})

Jesus replaced Israel with the Church (Messiah never started Christianity, Judaism or Islam)

Jesus was a Christian (Yeshua was a Hebrew)

Jesus rejected the Torah (Messiah upheld and taught Torah)

Jesus chose Gentiles over his own people (Yeshua embraced all people; the Hebrews first and then the Gentiles) 

Jesus changed the Sabbath to Sunday (Messiah never changed the fourth commandment)

Jesus rejected the dietary laws (Yeshua upheld and observed the dietary laws, see Leviticus Chapter 23)

Jesus changed God’s Holy Days into man's holidays (Messiah observed every Holy Day as commanded by the Father)

Jesus taught others to worship him (Yeshua taught mankind to worship the Father)

For a greater teaching on who Yeshua is click on this link http://youtu.be/aeQr1tD1rtI  

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 31

Proof of Heaven

Heaven

Well…been reading a book by Eben Alexander entitled, Proof of Heaven. In two sittings I have read almost the whole book, fascinating! I think that there are only two types of people on the earth. The good and the wicked. I have never met a truly wicked person, but I have met many good people, in the Church and outside the Church. For some reason, those outside the Church appear to be more realistic and down to earth and aren't inundated with presumptuous attitudes or erroneous beliefs. 

In his book, Eben explains what was told to him by higher life forms, this is what they said to him (and want to tell all of us) and I quote, "You are loved and cherished. You have nothing to fear. There is nothing you can do wrong."  Wow! Talk about setting a person free! In the book he talks about unconditional love, the love that Father in heaven has for us. 

I must say, what was handed down to me from religious leaders is that the Father is angry with us, he's mad at us and he desperately needs our money. My reality for this, at the present, is that the Father is not angry or mad at us, he loves us unconditionally and cherishes us –  deeply. His word says that his ways are not our ways and as high as the heavens are above the earth are his ways above our ways. So, how can we really fathom the kind of love he has for us? Is it possible to know someone as complex, yet as simple as the Father? 

Looking back over my life I can truly understand how close friends and family, who were outside of my religion, would not want anything to do with my god. For the past thirty years I have just been surviving. I never knew where the money would come to pay for the next roll of toilet paper when I finished my last one. I lived hand to mouth, receiving handouts from family and friends who must have felt very sorry for me. I never accumulated houses or property, went through many relationships, including a failed marriage, went aimlessly from job to job, sometimes being fired and many times quitting when I got my ass up in the air. 

What was my problem? Why couldn't I get my life in order? What was preventing me from a prosperous life? Why couldn't I ever have enough to take care of my needs? Why did I have to bum off of family and friends? Then I found the answer and this is what was told to me, God speaking: "Paul, if I had given you a lot of wealth or possessions, you would have given it to the Church or Messianic assemblies that you were involved in." Ah, I see it now. God was absolutely correct. I remember receiving 2000.00 from an inheritance and I gave 400.00 to a Rabbi and his wife, a few days later she asked me to borrow 40.00. That was the story of my life, giving to religious people. I once gave a brand new two thousand dollar computer to a friend in hopes that he would show me some kind of love instead of continually raising his voice at me. It didn't work. I remember another time where I was working full time at a call center and going to a Messianic assembly in the Sackville area in Nova Scotia. I gave so much of my money to this assembly that I actually had to go to the food bank because I didn't have enough money to buy groceries. I could go on and on with the stories of giving and receiving nothing in return. 

I tried to buy the love of many women I was with and this, too, didn't work for me. If the truth be told, I have given thousands and thousands of dollars to ministries and women who I thought would show me some kind of love, none of them had it to give and so I became an angry and unhappy man.

Well, the past is now behind me. I realize how narrow minded my thinking was. Money can't buy you love, but it can give you opportunities and help you if you have a need. My problem was that it was like what they say on an airplane, if the cabin pressure drops, you put the mask on yourself FIRST, then you take care of others. I on the other hand wanted to help everyone I met while allowing the bottom to fall out of my own life: financially, emotionally, mentally, physically and spiritually. 

The moral of the story: Many religious leaders and their ministries are like leeches that will suck you dry, Avoid associating yourself with a system that extracts money from you with the presumption that it will help you find your way to God. The reality is that we don't need a long winded middle man to get us to the Father. The Father himself loves us and cherishes us and it is he who will bring us safely back to him. You don't need to give any more of your hard earned money to anyone. Keep it for yourself and your family, they need it much more than your Pastor or religious leader does. 

If I could leave you with one thought it would be, be good to yourself, you're all you've got. Don't worry about changing the world, when your house is in order, the world will line up with you. Enjoy the things you have; don't take them for granted and don't long for or complain about the things you don't have. Have a wonderful day! Paul.

Apr 21

Do we really have a relationship with the Messiah?

Who is Yeshua

 

 

 

 

DO WE REALLY HAVE A RELATIONSHIP WITH YESHUA (JESUS)?

When Yeshua (Jesus) was on the earth he taught the people many things about his word (Torah). One of the things that struck me when I was reading the Gospel of John a while ago was the following four scripture references taken from this Gospel in chapter six.

John 6:37 All that the FATHER gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never cast out.

John 6:44 No one can come to me unless the FATHER who sent me draws him. And I will raise him up on the last day.

John 6:45 It is written in the Prophets, 'And they will all be taught by God.' Everyone who has heard and learned from the FATHER comes to me—
John 6:65 And he said, "This is why I told you that no one can come to me unless it is granted him by the FATHER."

When the Messiah made a statement about something the more he repeated it, the greater the importance or emphasis was placed on what he said. Here in John chapter six, we see that the Messiah makes some very profound statements, four times in one chapter.

He talks about something that is usually reversed in most Churches and Messianic Assemblies. What I see in the first scripture is that it is the Father who gives us to the Messiah. The second verse talks about the Father drawing us to the Messiah. The third verse talks about us being taught by the Father; learning from him and hearing from him and in doing this we come to the Messiah. In the final verse we see that we can only come to the Messiah if it has been granted by the Father.

The problem I see in most Churches and Messianic Assemblies is that we assume we have a relationship with the Messiah, yet, based on these four scripture references, it is the Father who brings us to the Messiah. If we have never heard or learned from the Father, how can we say we know the Messiah? 

It's possible to assume that we have a great relationship with the Father's Messiah, yet how can we get to him without going through the Father? How can we know about the Messiah unless we have been taught about him by the Father? What have we heard and learned from the Father that will allow him to grant us a relationship with the Messiah? Do any of us have a relationship with the Father? I mean have we been diligent in seeking a relationship with the Father. Have we spent time with him in fellowship, prayer and allowing him to teach us? Think about this for a minute. Yeshua (Jesus) said, "I am the way the truth and the life, no one comes to the Father but through me." Could it be that the Father initiates the whole process by teaching us about the Messiah and as we learn from the Father concerning the Messiah we are led to him and the Messiah in turn reveals the Father to us? 

Keep in mind that the scripture in Isaiah 54:13 was reiterated by Yeshua (Jesus) in John 6:45: They will all be taught by God. My question is this: If we are solely focused on the Messiah and have never given the Father the time of day, do we really have a relationship with Yeshua (Jesus)? I see so many people talking about the Messiah, praying to him, worshipping him, and assuming they have a wonderful relationship with him, yet they have never given his Father the time of day. 

This approach to the Messiah is very unbalanced and skewed. This is why our walk with God and his Messiah has been so hindered. We assume we have a relationship with God's Messiah, yet we haven't gone through the proper channel to get to him: God the Father. 

Most people I have talked to go through great lengths to profess their love of God and his Messiah, yet most, if not all, give the Father little, if any, quality time. Based on what is presented here, I would have to say that most, if not all of us, have no idea who Yeshua (Jesus) really is. 

I have heard of Messianic Ministers and other people asking, "Who is Yeshua?" The reality is we don't know. I called myself a Christian for over twenty years and a Messianic believer for eight years. The conclusion I have come to is that in order to know the Son, we have to spend quality time with the Father, learning from him and being taught by him. It's when we slow down (Be still and know that I am God) and start to devote quality time with our Dad (Abba) that he begins the process of revealing his Messiah to us. The longer I stay in relationship to the Father the more I realize I know absolutely nothing. May the Father bless you and make his face to shine upon you, may he lift us his countenance upon you and may he give you peace. With love, Paul Moore.

Mar 11

Wheat and Tares

wheat and tares

 

 

 

 

 

 

WHEAT and TARES.

What is the difference?

In the word of the Father we see the following verse:


Tares:

Psalm 58:3 The wicked are estranged from the womb; they go astray from birth, speaking lies. 

What we see here is that there are people who are against the Father in Heaven from the moment they are born. Such people are liars and they speak the language of their father, the devil. Consider,

John 8:44 You are of your father the devil, and your will is to do your father's desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks out of his own character, for he is a liar and the father of lies.

So, based on the scripture a Tare is someone who lies to others and speaks the devil's language, lies. A Tare is someone who, from the beginning of their life, is bent on doing things by distorting the truth. Such people are murderers, but not only do they murder people physically, they 'murder' people emotionally by spreading lies about them. This comes in the form of gossip, slander and in Hebrew: Lashon Hara. 

I have encountered such people like this and they have lived in a religious environment where they lorded their authority over their congregants. Personally I have heard some of the lies these Tares have spread about me and others. They are blind guides, liars, slanderers, gossips, evil people. They have little or no regard for those who are trying to make sense of this thing called life. They are leeches who suck out the money, joy, happiness, and love we once had. God is revealing these Tares in the last days. They will soon be removed from the earth as they are 'raptured' away into the lake of fire. 

WHEAT:

I remember when I was a little boy I just loved God. I remember one day when I was five years old, I was walking home with my baby blue blazer over my shoulder and I was just thinking warm thoughts about him. As I grew older I lost that loving feeling and when I was 21 years old I was introduced to a 'different' God. The God of organized religion, specifically, the Christian God and his son Jesus. 

TARER TEACHING:

The first thing I learned was that this God had very little patience for his people and if I messed up enough I would be cast into hell forever. I would be there burning forever with extreme regret of not having made it right with the Father. This very regret would haunt me for eternity while I writhed in pain and agony for my sins on the earth. 

But wait a minute, I loved God? Yes, I made a lot of mistakes, but when is the cut off point with God? When is it that someone who loved him from birth could suddenly be told: "Depart from me! I never knew you!" Here is an ironic scripture: 

Matthew 18:21 Then Peter came up and said to him, "Lord, how often will my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? As many as seven times?" 
Matthew 18:22 Jesus said to him, "I do not say to you seven times, but seventy-seven times.

So that's a lot of times in one day! I don't think there are many people who mess up that much in a day? So, when is the cut off point? Where do we cross the line? I've heard some believers say that I can be good all my life, but when I'm about to die, if I make a mistake around that time I go to hell???!!! Sadly, and without looking into this, I can see how the Roman Catholic Church and its doctrines are alive and well in most other religious institutions. 

WHAT IS A WHEAT?

So what is a Wheat? A wheat is a person who has a genuine desire for the creator of this universe. They may be entrenched with all the dogma of the religions they are involved in, but deep down they love the Father. Not only this, but the Father loves them. Does that mean that some of us haven't murdered others, yes, we may have killed others, we may have done some very wrong things based on some very bad decisions, but we are still wheat. The bible says that the Father knows those who are his own. Consider,

2 Timothy 2:19 Nevertheless, God's firm foundation stands, stamped with these words: "The Lord knows his own," and, "Let everyone who claims he belongs to the Lord stand apart from wrongdoing." 

The problem we get ourselves into is trying to figure out who are the wheat and tares? Some will say, "so and so is going to hell because…" Let me make this clear, we have no right to judge another. As much as I hate televangelists I have no right to condemn them to hell. All I will say when it comes to such people is that I would not want to be in their shoes at the judgement. 

So, the Father has the final say on the whole thing of wheat and tares. The Father says, 

Romans 9:15 For to Moshe (Moses) he says, "I will have mercy on whom I have mercy, and I will pity whom I pity." 

Some of us humans have been beaten down so hard and hurt so deeply that it's all we can do just to stay alive. We don't trust others and we lash out based on the hurts we have incurred in our lives. Does the Father understand this? Yes he does, he knows exactly why we did everything we did and he still loves us, warts and all. He is not a war monger who desires us to be destroyed, no, that is the work of his enemy the devil. The sad thing is that many operate from the premise of the devil instead of a loving Father who knows our weaknesses and desires to see us happy and enjoying the life he has given us. 

May the Father bless you and keep you, may he make his face to shine upon you and grant you his peace, a peace that you have always regardless if the world is falling apart all around you. He loves us and he has great plans for us. If you don't know him just ask him to be your friend and he will take it from there. Have a nice day. Paul. 

Mar 11

Out of the Rabbit Hole

down the rabbit hole

I never watched or read the whole Alice in Wonderland story, but I have come to the conclusion that in my fifty years of life on planet earth that we (that's all of us) are very deep down the rabbit hole. In the word of Yehovah (Our Father in Heaven, Creator) in the Book of Isaiah there is a very powerful statement:

For although darkess covers the earth and thick darkness the peoples, on you Yehovah will rise; over you will be seen his glory.

What I want to concentrate on is this darkness that covers the earth and the thick darkness that covers the peoples. 

Before I go any further I want to tell you that I spent twenty two years in Christianity, and eight years in Messianic Judaism. I am part Arabic and I recently found out that I have Hebrew roots. These past thirty years in organized religion has left me bankrupt: emotionally, physically, spiritually, financially and mentally. These religious systems I involved myself in did not prepare me for such a time as this. Such systems were set up thousands of years ago to control the masses of people who were searching for something. Something that would explain why we are here and what our purpose in life is really about. The problem is that these systems are man's systems and they don't work. These systems were created by man to control man.They were implemented to keep mankind separated from one another. Wouldn't you agree that whoever thought this whole thing up is very smart?

Think about it: if I'm a Pentecostal I just fellowship with Pentecostals, or if I'm baptist I only fellowship with the baptists. According to Jim Staley who has done extensive research on issues pertaining to Christianity there are thirty eight thousand different denominations in Christianity alone. With all of these Churches springing up and all of these new ministries starting we have to ask ourselves a question: Is any of this stuff working? Are our Churches having an influx of new believers? Are people being changed by a Church service? Can a Church service really help a person who is hurting? I have heard of some ministries that are trying to make a difference, but all of the religious assemblies I belonged to had little or no time for the hurting.

I remember hearing the all too common phrase spoken about in the Churches I went to, it goes like this, "You can't out-give God, but it's fun trying!" I have come to the conclusion that anyone who operates from this premise is sadly mistaken. Does God really need our money? What does God need our money for? Does he have bills he has to pay? Does he have a wife to support? Why does God need our money? Hear my heart on this, it is not God who needs our money, but those who say they work for him. They need our money. What do they need it for? Well, to pay their bills, to support their wives, to spend on their pleasures. The leadership in the assemblies I went to were very adamant about giving tithes and offerings to their ministries to enable them to further promote the 'Gospel'.

What I found in most Churches is that there are very few new converts to Christianity and therefore most of the people in the crowd are already seasoned believers. Think about this for a moment. We have Pastors telling us they need more money to support their ministry to reach souls for the sake of the Gospel, yet most of the people sitting under them are old converts. So it's the converted speaking to the converted. There is little or no fresh blood and if that is the case, why are we paying money to people who are telling us things we already know? What purpose is there to that? 

The problem with most Christians today is that we have been brainwashed. We have all the sayings down, "How are you brother Paul?" "Good and getting better!" I would say. Or "God is good all the time", to which the response is, "All the time God is good." These sayings might evoke a smile or a faint laugh, but they are empty words and I really believe the Father doesn't like it when those who say they are his talk this way. 

If someone asks you how you are doing and if you're going through a hard time and start to go into the detail, they usually cut you off by saying, "Don't worry brother, I'm praying for you!" And they walk away. I had one Pastor who I call the two minute Pastor. When I would call him up to talk he would have me off the phone within two minutes. Looking back it's funny to see how these loveless people respond to those who haven't faired so well in life. The impression they gave me was that they were concerned about my salvation and my life, yet, on the other hand, they had no time for me. 

I've had Pastors walk away from me when I asked for help from them. One Pastor said he was too busy. Too busy with what? Preaching the Gospel to people who already heard the Gospel? God's word says to go out and make disciples of all nations. Is this happening in our Churches in North America? No. It's not happening in our Mosques or Synagogues either. Most religious people delight in airing their own opinions and the Book of Proverbs states that such behavior is characteristic of a fool.

I've heard it said that if you ask two Rabbis a question you will get three opinions or answers. It's the same for all assemblies in organized religion. Our Churches have produced high-minded, proud and arrogant know-it-alls. I was one of them. "God told me to tell you…" and so it goes. The reality is that God is speaking to very few of us today. None seek him, no not one. We're so caught up in our own dreary lives and we are so preoccupied with the activities of a life that is unfulfilling, depressing, and hopeless. We try to tell others what they need to do to be happy and we're miserable. This is hypocrisy. 

So, a question arises: How did we get this way? What happened to us that caused us to allow the murder of innocent children and adults? How did we become so apathetic to others? Why is it that we profess love for others, yet if they come to us for help, we turn them away. WWJD What would Jesus Do. I tell you, Yeshua (The name of the true Messiah) never behaved this way. So many people say they want to be just like Jesus, yet their words and actions show that they could care less about others. Is this what God wants? To be a clanging cymbal. I love you brother! I love you sister! And inwardly we don't love anyone, God, them or even ourselves for that matter. 

This, in-the-hole thinking and behavior is something that is a stench in the Father's nostrils. It would be better to say to someone, "Look I've got troubles of my own right now, I'm sorry I can't help you." than to lie and say, "I'm praying for you brother, love you buddy…" 

Churches, Synagogues and Mosques are filled with empty people who live empty lives and give empty promises. We have our own bless me clubs. We think that by studying Scripture we will reach the world with our 'knowledge' of the Scriptures, balony! People could care less about how much we know, they want to know how much we care! It's not our stature in society or a Church that gives makes us 'good' people. It's when we have compassion on those less fortunate than ourselves. 

Our Father in Heaven will not be happy until the whole world realizes that there are no Jews, Muslims, Christians, or any other type of people. When we realize that we are ALL his children that is when the Father will manifest his son. Until then we will stay down the rabbit hole. Many of us will die there. This is really sad because I know there is so much more for us in this world and with our relationship with the Father, than we have ever dreamed of. The Father sent his son Yeshua (Jesus) to bring unity amongst all men and women. There is little or no unity among those who say they follow God, especially in these days. What is it going to take? What we are entering into now, the tribulation. 

 

Mar 08

Fornication: What it really means.

Fornication

Fornication

Fornication is considered by many to take a person to hell. Sadly, there is a marked difference between fornication/idolatry and pre maritial sex. I had a discussion with a religious leader over the topic of fornication and he sent me something that he had researched on the internet for all of about 20 seconds. Then he gave me the reasoning that scripture cannot contradict scripture. I thought the basis for all of God's commands came from the Torah? Having researched the topic, which took me several hours, I have come to the conclusion that pre-marital sex is not a sin. In fact, the whole issue surrounding pre-marital sex and fornication was greatly influenced by early church fathers.

These men hated women and blamed them for the fall of man as well as the death of our Savior. They went so far with their own distorted and erroneous beliefs that they imposed celibacy to married lay people of the church. They imposed the veiling of women because they condemned even the caress of a woman, married or not.

The actual term fornication has nothing to do with the act of love-making between two consenting adults who are in love and planning to marry. There is NOTHING in the Torah that condemns this, nothing. The problem with most religious leaders is that they themselves have engaged in pre-marital sex, yet now they are trying to put the yoke of chastity on their congregants. I've heard some leaders say,"There will be NO cohabitation!" when referring to a congregant and his fiancee.

So, what is the actual meaning of fornication? Fornication can be defined as an act of sexual activity which engages in idolatry. That's it. The word fornication is derived from the latin word, 'fornix' which means, 'under the arch way;' this refers to pagan idolatry which was prevalent in Rome, even during the time of Yeshua (Jesus). Men and women would engage in idolatrous (the worship of male and female genitalia) sex in the arch ways under the Roman cities. These activities also included orgies.

Fornication always referred to such activity, and it also included prostitution. When apostle Paul gave his discourses on purity and sexual morality, in the New Testament, he condemned the practice of prostitution, he talked about how wrong it was to join oneself to a prostitute. Nowhere does Paul condemn the act between two people in love. A harlot is NOT the same as a God-fearing or God-loving woman who makes love to her man.

If we think we can criticize our congregants about the 'error of their way' concerning pre-marital sex we're wrong. Especially when we ourselves have engaged in the same activity. Isn't that just a little hypocritical?

Now that does not give us a license to sleep with every person that comes along, no, sex is for couples who are in love and planning to marry at some point. I've seen many men and women who married because they felt extreme condemnation over having sex with the one they loved. This guilt and shame actually may have been the demise of many future relationships.

I am not condoning the act of prostitution or any such behavior, but I will tell everyone who reads this that you are not, I repeat, not, going to hell because you made love to your unmarried mate. The bible does not state this in the Torah, the Prophets or the New Testament. It's just not there. Anywhere you see the word fornication it eludes to sex with prostitutes and/or idolatry. We worship the creator, not a body part. When the latter is involved it becomes fornication. I found several good teachings on this on the internet.

So, we have a choice: We can continue to harass and ostracize those in our congregations who engage in premarital sex or, if they are in a committed relationship, we can leave them alone. Yeshua (Jesus) taught us to never judge another, and, for sure, there has been a lot of judgment passed on our brothers and sisters when it comes to this topic. Keep in mind that Yeshua hated hypocrisy when he came to earth. To me, living the life of hypocrisy is much more detrimental to a believers life than showing intimacy to the one they love.

Here are the links: I suggest you read them with much prayer. Don't prejudge this.

Click HERE for a superb teaching on YouTube, it's ten minutes long.

Click HERE for an excellent teaching by Paul Sides called Fornication Defined.

Click HERE for the word definition in Wikipedia.

 

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