Sep 14

Hello and Welcome!

Hello and welcome to Your Guide to a Happy Life! My name is Paul Moore and I am the host and moderator of this site. This site is set up as a small resource to help people overcome fear and embrace a true and meaningful relationship with our father in Heaven. I really believe it was the father who put it on my heart to start this site. I have put hundreds of hours into writing and recording content to help people get free. Our Messiah stated, "You will know the truth and the truth will set you free." I have been free for the past year from the clutches of religion. I love my father in Heaven very much, but I am no longer interested in learning about him through the filter of a pastor, rabbi or a denomination.

It was said in Isaiah and Yeshua (Jesus) reiterated it in the Gospel of John Chapter six, "They will all be taught by God." My question is this, Are we all being taught by God? Is God in the business of enlightening only pastors and rabbis and he shuns talking to the sheep? Does a rabbi, priest or pastor really have the monopoly on God? 

We call ourselves believers, we diligently go to our assemblies every week, we sing songs about God, we talk about God, we dance before God, yet, after all these years of doing this, I have one question, Have we gotten closer to God? I think many of us have become faithful in giving money to the assemblies we attend because we are told that we are giving to God. Really? Does God need our money? Are we remembering those who are the least of these? Is a pastor who drives around in fancy cars, has great wealth and is a prestigious member of society really the least of these? Yeshua said we would be blessed by giving to the poor, he never mentioned giving to those who have become very well-to-do through the 'preaching' of the Gospel.

If we look into the 'preaching' of the Gospel we find some very strange things happening in most churches. The major anomaly is that there is very few, if any, new converts coming to God in such assemblies. What normally happens is that a person grows tired of, or outgrows the church he attends and thus moves on to another assembly, hoping for better teaching, praise music or something else. We have a lot of influx of disgruntled believers going from church to church to church.  The sad reality is that they will never find spiritual food or nourishment in such an assembly anywhere in the churches they attend. I was that man for twenty years. I attended a host of different churches hoping I could find someone to enlighten me or even love me. I found very little love in any of the congregations I attended and came to discover that such churches preached and teached things that were not pleasing to my father in Heaven.

What things? You may ask. Well, for starters, how about Christmas and Easter? Where did these two days have their origin? What about the seventh day Sabbath as opposed to the first day Sabbath? Who changed the Sabbath Day? What about the father's Holy Days? What about the food and dietary laws? Should we all eat Kosher or is that just something for the Jews? Is it OK just to pray over everything and eat it? What about Passover? Is calling Halloween, holy night, something pleasing to the father?

When you do a little digging you will find out the answers to all of these questions. The problem is that such answers are not being taught in the churches, nor does anyone even care to know the answers.

I wonder what he is going to say to such people? Will he embrace them and welcome them into his kingdom, or will he say, "Depart from me I never knew you." If we think we are pleasing God by our church attendance or the giving of tithes and offerings and that's all our relationship with him consists of, then maybe we are in for a big surprise? None of us can get to Heaven on the coattails of a priest, pastor or rabbi. We will all stand before God and have to give an account for our lives. Do we really think we can say to God at the end of time, "Well, pastor so and so said this and that is why I did it." What if pastor so and so was wrong? What if the rabbi was wrong too? Is God going to change his mind about things just because we were misinformed? I honestly don't know, but for me, I wouldn't want to stand in that person's shoes for all the money in the world.

It's time we used our head and used the gray matter God gave us. Question and test everything, and for goodness sake, don't believe everything you're told. It's time to come off of the sour milk and investigate what is true and what is untrue. If you want a small sample of truth, I suggest you go to my Teaching Videos page. Watch the first video entitled, Truth or Tradition, Should Christians Celebrate Christmas and Easter. It's almost two hours so make sure you can watch it in its entirety when you do so. It will absolutely amaze you. Have a great week. Paul.

Jan 25

You Called My Name From the Cross

I am in the process of selling some of the songs I wrote while in the Church. These songs are for sale to the public and I ask for serious inquiries only. You can contact me on this site or my other site where I am selling this song. It's called, www.songsforthestars.com I hope you enjoy this excerpt sung by Elora Eisenberg. 

Jan 18

Rules: can we live without them?

RulesRules

It's 2:03 am on January 18, 2015 and I can't sleep. I think I finally figured out the meaning of life and it's super simple; I have been mulling it over in my mind for the last two weeks.
OK, so we have a world that's going to hell in a hand basket, yet no one seems to be able to understand why. Why is there so much wide spread violence? Why is there domestic violence? Why is there drugs and porn? Why is there so much hurt and cruelty done to people in the name of God? Why is it that so many go without and the gap between those who have and those who have not is growing wider and wider?

Listen to me, it's not your fault as it is not anyone's fault. In a sense we all have been very ignorant of what has happened on this earth since the fall of mankind in the garden. Most of humanity has slept for the past 6000 or so years since Abba (Our Father in Heaven, Abba means 'daddy' in Aramaic) incorporated the Hebrew faith. I am NOT talking Judaism as that is a man-made religion full of mysticism and tradition, nor am I talking about Christianity or Islam. 

Abba knew that humanity would sleep for a long time, it only was roused once and that was for a short time after Messiah came to the earth. His work was abruptly put asunder with the emerging and deadly Catholic Church. 

People think we have a drug problem, a porn problem, a radical extremist problem, a gambling problem, a money problem, a mental health problem, a sin problem (more on that in a minute) and a host of other problems. 

Rules of the game.

The reality is that we only have one problem. WE HAVE FORGOTTEN THE COMMANDMENTS OF OUR FATHER IN HEAVEN!!! Not only have we forgotten them, we have little or no desire to know what they are, let alone keep them. THIS is the problem on the earth today: People have forsaken the rules of our Father and replaced them with non-working methods that bring neither healing or peace.

Let me put it to you this way. Do you like to watch a sports game? What is the fundamental part of the game that makes it interesting? Is it the players ability to be a superstar athlete? Is it the speed of the players or their strength? Is the the support of the fans? Tell me, what makes the game interesting and FUN to watch? 

The answer to what makes a game, any game, sports or otherwise, interesting are the RULES of the game. Think about it, if there weren't rules to be adhered to a game would make no sense. Take, for example a hockey game. Let's say it's between the Pittsburgh Penguins and The Montreal Canadians. Let's say it's a 0 to 0 score and it's the last few minutes of the game. We have Sid the Kid who is at the center line skating with the puck and that boy is on a break away. This time, however, he stops at the blue line, takes off his uniform, skates and everything, picks up the puck, tosses it in the air a few times and throws the puck into the Montreal net?

Let me ask you a question: How long would Sidney Crosby be in the hockey game? Wouldn't this cause him to be given a penalty or worse, kicked out of the game? 

How can you play the game without abiding by the rules?

Adhere to the rules.

This is the point I am trying to make here, there are rules to everything on this planet and when someone breaks those rules, there is a penalty to pay. This is no different when it comes to the rules of our Father in Heaven. He has his rules that, if abided by, will make our lives fun and interesting. Consider the following scripture, 

Proverbs 29:18 Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he. 

Here is the same scripture in the Complete Jewish Bible,

Proverbs 29:18 Without a prophetic vision, the people throw off all restraint; but he who keeps Torah is happy. 

We see here that it's the commandments or rules of the Torah (or Instructions or rules) of our Father and us keeping them that makes us happy. It has nothing to do with our social status, our level of income, or anything else. 

THE ONLY WAY WE WILL EVER BE HAPPY IS TO KEEP OUR FATHER IN HEAVEN'S COMMANDMENTS or RULES. There is no other way, we can use self help Christian books, we can try psychiatry, psychology, Atheism, Satanism, religion, drugs, sex, rock and roll and anything else under the sun. The hard core reality is that it is imperative that we find out what his commands or rules are and start obeying them. If we do this, we will find our lives taking off. 

I will tell you, some of these rules will challenge you. Some you will blatantly say you can't keep, but to those who desire to obey the the rules and carry out the Father's will which is for us to keep his rules, there is a reward waiting for us that no eye has seen and no mind could comprehend.

So, what will it be? A life of sin (Disobeying the Father's rules) or a life of plenty (Obeying the Father's rules)? It's really that simple. I never saw it like this before. I danced all around it. I thought people needed to devote copious amounts of time with our Father in Heaven, pray, read the word, fellowship with him, yet if we are breaking one of his rules, we are guilty of breaking them all. And that is why this world is spiraling downwards: We all have forsaken his rules and made excuses for our behavior like attributing our faults to our parents, another person, an addiction or whatever else the human mind can conceive. In reality, we have placed ourselves, our children, our communities and our country under a curse. That curse that comes from disobeying the Father's commands or rules. 

Happiness starts by obeying the rules.

Do you want a happy life? Do you want peace in your home? Do you want deliverance from pornography, drugs, gambling, etc? Do you want true prosperity? Do you want the blessings of Abraham? How do you get this? IT ALL STARTS WITH KEEPING HIS COMMANDMENTS, from GENESIS to REVELATION.

OBEDIENCE TO HIS COMMANDMENTS…IT'S THAT EASY!!!!!

Personally, I don't know what all of his commandments are that pertain to me. There are 613 commandments in the Torah. Some apply to men, some apply to women, some apply to married couples and some apply to those who live in Israel. My mission for 2015 is to find out each and every commandment that I am required to obey and start obeying it. I spent eight years in Messianic circles, yet no one ever went through the commandments I needed to keep.

Here are two rules that I try to keep to the best of my ability, The Sabbath (The fourth commandment) and the dietary laws (No pork consumption, or shellfish consumption and anything else that is listed as unclean in Leviticus chapter 11.) Our Father goes into great detail about the keeping of these two commandments. There is another rule that I am trying to find out more information about and that is the commandment to abstain from wearing garments that are made from mixed fabrics. There are many others and I hope to find out more of them. If someone knows where I can find a good solid teaching on which commandments one is to keep here in North America, please leave a comment below.

If you want to find out more about God's rules and commandments I know of a great teaching on Youtube click on the link to go to the video. http://youtu.be/G9ltfvD8rgU

Dec 30

BPD: The Cure.

BPD

BPD The Cure

 

BPD was my most viewed article in 2014. I know that many who suffer with this diagnosis wish there was something they could do to change the way they feel or act or change the way the whole world feels about them. Before we look at the cure let's look at some of the common characteristics of BPD: The most common attribute my ex-girlfriend displayed was anger. She was an extremely angry individual who loved to fight and argue. The symptoms of BPD ran deep in her veins. She bore her soul to me on our first meeting and her whole soul in about three days. She talked about how all the men in her life had done her wrong, while failing to mention once that she did anything wrong or how it would be next to impossible to live with someone like her. She had been married three times. A common trait of my girlfriend was to displace the anger she felt towards others from her past and present, against me. Many times throughout our brief eight months she would blame me for so many things. I felt like there was nothing I could do to please her. In a very short time she lost any trace of respect for me and began the process of devaluation. Devaluation is a characteristic behavior of people with BPD; they love you intensely then in a moments time they hate you more than they loved you. 

When this occurs in your relationship with them, you can rest assure they will try very hard to make everything wrong with their lives about you. Her only friend that I ever heard her talk about told her that I was 'mirroring' her behavior. So, when she became angry, she would create a nerve in me and then press and press on that nerve, at which time I would retaliate verbally and angrily in the same manner as she was displaying with me. The difference being that she felt it was me who had an issue with anger. It was so subtle the shift in how she put the issues back on me. So much so, that I agreed to have her perform some type of soul breaking process. Looking back I see that I didn't need a soul breaking process, I needed to break free from my relationship from her. 

BPD: A living hell.

As I said, I stayed in the relationship for eight months with her and they were a living hell. It was the most painful relationship I have ever had in my life. The day I decided to leave I informed her of my decision and that I would not be supporting her in the same way I had been financially. That was in January 2013, in February, she gave me until the end of March to move out. I left on February 21st and I never went back. To view my original article on BPD, click on this link: http://www.yourguidetoahappylife.com/borderline-personality-disorder/? 

BPD: The brunt of anger.

There were many things that transpired between the two of us and I learned a lot about life by being the brunt of her anger. I learned that some people can never be accepting of you because they never truly learned to accept themselves. Sophie (The name I call my ex-girlfriend, not her real name) could never accept that I was a simple man who was just looking to be loved. She commented to me about loving me more than she had anyone in her entire life; this brought tears to my eyes. And that was the main problem with Sophie, she could not cry because she was so angry. That in itself is the greatest thing Sophie needed to do to remove the symptoms of BPD. It was near the end of our fights that Sophie occasionally would cry. 

Sophie had been dealt some very poor hands in life which included abuse of just about every type imaginable. I empathized with her when she told me these very sad stories, but, in time, I became the perpetrator though I had done her no wrong. When she would cry you could hear the pain in her sobs. After her tears were over she would become a soft delightful soul who was a pleasure to be around. This would last for about one to two days after which she would begin to show signs of the punitive parent. An angry scolding woman who found fault with everything.

BPD: Making them vulnerable.

But how could I convince Sophie that she needed to cry? All she knew how to do was fight and argue with me. What was stopping her from the flow of tears that she so desperately needed? The first step in the process that Sophie would have to incorporate is the willingness to forgive the perpetrators from her past, her mother, her father, her siblings and any other person who had wronged her. Sophie went into great details of the therapy she had received to be healed from her past. Ironically, she viewed herself as some type of mystic healer and the modems she had experienced for her 'healing' had little or nothing to do with the type of therapy she offered. Sophie displayed an iron clad facade where she needed no one and could rely only on herself. She felt it was beneath her to show any type of tears or crying as this would somehow be a sign of weakness. She had to be that strong punitive parent. The one who had control of the situation at all times. Cry? That would make her vulnerable. Sophie could not let herself be vulnerable, not for a long period of time, it was better to be the controlling parent than to be a loving partner.

So, Sophie needed to forgive, she needed to cry, she needed to make herself vulnerable, but the greatest thing Sophie needed was a good and healthy male father figure. Like many men, her father had made some serious mistakes that scarred Sophie and made it impossible for her to trust men. Sophie hated men and her relationship with her father was bittersweet. She hated him for the past, but so desperately wanted his love and acceptance. He was totally incapable of doing this for her which added to her anger and frustration. How could Sophie change? What would make her that soft and pliable woman that was fun to be around? Well, I talked about a father figure. This was the greatest thing Sophie needed. What attracted her to me in the first place was my relationship with the creator, my father in heaven. She used to say I had a direct line to him. It was my relationship with him that caused the softness in my own life. I have spent hours and hours shedding tears over my past to the point where my past stopped controlling me. My relationship with my father does not involve going to a church, mosque or synagogue. It simply involves talking to him about things and sharing my life with him. He doesn't judge me for my past, not does he condemn me for my mistakes. We all need a dad like that and so many of us are hurting over the fact that there has been no real dad in our lives. 

BPD: The conclusion.

These are the things I feel that Sophie or anyone else who has the symptoms of BPD needs to do to break free. I think for many individuals who display BPD it's easier just to continue to fight and be angry. The journey to wholeness and sanity begins when a person realizes that they can't do this by themselves. They need someone to love them unconditionally and in my experience I would say the only one who truly understands the plight of a person showing BPD is God himself.

Click HERE to learn more. This is a site about someone who struggles with BPD. This person is not Sophie.

Dec 27

Awakening the Giant

Awakening the GiantAWAKENING THE GIANT

I have come to the conclusion that there are only two types of people on this earth, but before I go into who they are, let me first say who they are not.

I used to call myself a born-again, spirit-filled, tongue-talking, faith-walking, evangelical, Pentecostal, Christian. I truly, with all of my heart, thought I had reached the higher echelons of my religious faith and was very zealous to convert other 'non-believers' to my 'vibrant' and fulfilling faith.

I learned early in my walk as a Pentecostal that Baptists were somewhat beneath my level of faith, that although they had baptism down to a science – full immersion, they somehow weren't willing to go all the way and receive the baptism of the holy spirit. In my opinion they were far inferior in their belief system than I was. I think a lot of us in Christianity looked down on the Catholics as being the lowest of the levels in the faith.

Awakening from religion:

After twenty years in the Christian faith, I stopped going to church for two years, from June of 2003 until November of 2005. In 2005 I started attending a small Messianic congregation under a leader who was called a Rabbi, but who had never been officially ordained as a Rabbi. It was while I was in his assembly that he posed the most interesting question to me. He asked the question, "Did God really send his son into the world to start a new religion?" At the time I didn't know the answer, but the question intrigued me.

Awakening The Matrix:

In 1999 I watched the movie, The Matrix which I thoroughly enjoyed, it was a masterpiece of work that told the story of humanity not being allowed to actually experience life with any of our five senses, we had been reduced to the Matrix of a computer program where our bodies were housed in a complex holding tank where the machines fed off of our electrical currents. In essence we had been reduced to living batteries. It made me wonder if there was such a thing that existed on earth. I meant, could I as a human being be a person who had been much like Neo (the main character of The Matrix), someone who thought I knew what I was doing, yet was believing a lie? I left that on the back burner for quite a few years.

Awakening to the Truth:

So, I'm in the Messianic congregation learning about the commandments of our Father that were taught in the Old Testament. Wait a minute…Rabbi, you're telling me that those Old Testament commandments given by our Father in Heaven to Moses were true today and that it pleased my Father to see me keeping these commands. Why did so many Christians not see this? Why didn't they keep the Sabbath? Why were we taught that our Father changed the Sabbath? Why were we taught that Christians could eat anything they want regardless if it was a clean or unclean animal? Why didn't they know?

Awakening the Lost: 

Then it dawned on me, and this about two days ago, these people who appear so zealous for the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob , are asleep. They have not awakened to the reality that they have been lied to. They have no understanding of what it means to please our Father in Heaven or his Messiah, Yeshua. Yeshua is the Hebrew name for our Messiah which, when translated into English, means 'Salvation'. Messiah stated when he was about to leave the earth that if we loved him, we were to keep his commandments. "Well those are the commandments of the New Testament!" You might say or ask. The reality is that these commandments our Messiah was talking about were the commandments of the Old Testament or what we call, The Torah. Torah is another word in Hebrew for 'Instructions'.

When Yeshua spoke these words there was no New Testament around, it wasn't written then. So when he said, "If you love me, keep my commandments." he was talking about the commandments His Father in Heaven spoke to Moses, years before Messiah ever walked the earth.

The problem that our Messiah faced with the religious people of his day was that they adhered to many man-made traditions that neither brought glory to our Father in Heaven, or helped others to come into the Father's kingdom. Messiah was sent to do many things like, heal, teach, encourage, and basically set up mankind's upset way of thinking and relating to our Father in Heaven, someone they neither knew nor understood.

Yeshua spent hours and hours alone just talking to his Father in Heaven. It was during these talks that our Father would download Yeshua's itinerary for the next day or days. You see, Yeshua wasn't really thinking or doing things on his own, no, his Father was telling him and showing him what to do. This is the same thing that our Father wants us to do. He wants us to come to him so he can download to us what our mission for each day entails.

We have many people who would loved to be used the same way as our Father used Messiah, but they can't because they are asleep. They will argue that the Torah has been nailed to the cross, they will tell you that all you have to do is pray over something and it becomes fit for consumption, they adhere to man made holidays like Christmas and Easter and do not want to be told the truth.

The reality is this: we have only two types of people on this earth, those who are asleep and those who are awake. Those who are asleep know very little, if anything about what it means to truly serve and have a relationship with our Father in Heaven. Those who are being awakened are developing a desire or hunger for the truth. The truth of God's word, the truth about being his servant in 2014/2015, the truth about the ruling powers of the planet and the truth about our food supply and any other area of life where we have been lied to.

Father has allowed most of humanity to sleep for the past 6000 or more years. There was a small awakening of people in the first century, but it lasted only for about 100 years and was squashed by the emerging Roman Catholic Church. This last and final awakening will be fought most vehemently by the Kingdom of Darkness. The enemy of mankind does NOT want people waking up. If he can keep them asleep in their religions (he owns and controls all religions) they pose no threat to him. Once they come in contact with a person who knows what is really going on and has been awakened to the point where they can actually disciple someone, the enemy will fight to keep both in a state of disagreement or fighting so as to hinder any progress in either person's life.

To those who are reading this and know that what I am writing about is true, I encourage you to find out more truth, keep digging, and above all else, make time for your Father in Heaven. I am really struggling with this as I, too, am waking up from many years of sleep. Our enemy is very slippery and smooth, if he can take us off the mark by a very small fraction of a degree, we will miss our calling. Stay close to Father, he is the one who is leading and guiding us out of our slumber. Don't focus on Messiah as Messiah taught us to go to the Father. Messiah opened the door to the Father that had been shut for thousands of years and was shut once again when the Roman Catholic Church started in 325 C.E. Don't be afraid, our Father knows how weak and frail we really are. Just draw close to him, I don't think I can do that without asking him to draw me close to him. Please pray for those of us who are waking up and those of us who will wake up in the Father's time. We need each other like never before. Continue to grow in the light and understanding of the Father's words and ways. The awakening is happening. It's near, he's at your door.

Dec 08

Veil of Understanding?

VeilVeil of the Jews? Veil of the Christians?

What is a veil? A veil can be a physical covering that goes over the head of a person, but there is a deeper meaning that refers to a veil over one’s understanding. When an individual has a veil over their understanding, it usually is concerning a certain issue or situation that they cannot grasp mentally, intellectually, emotionally or in any way. The reasons why they have this veil can vary greatly with each individual person. The veil could include a whole people group who, for some reason, refuse to look at the facts and accept an untruth about a certain situation and believe the lie. When presented with the truth they can become very angry to the point where they either kill you or wish you were dead.

 

Here is a very interesting scripture:

2Corinthians 3:11 – 3:18 

       For if what was being brought to an end came with glory, much more will what is permanent have glory. Since we have such a hope, we are very bold, not like Moses, who would put a veil over his face so that the Israelites might not gaze at the outcome of what was being brought to an end. But their minds were hardened. For to this day, when they read the old covenant, that same veil remains unlifted, because only through Christ is it taken away. Yes, to this day whenever Moses is read a veil lies over their hearts. But when one turns to the Lord, the veil is removed. Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit. English Standard Version

 

       For if there was glory in what faded away, how much more glory must there be in what lasts. Therefore, with a hope like this, we are very open — unlike Moshe, who put a veil over his face, so that the people of Isra'el would not see the fading brightness come to an end. What is more, their minds were made stonelike; for to this day the same veil remains over them when they read the Old Covenant; it has not been unveiled, because only by the Messiah is the veil taken away. Yes, till today, whenever Moshe is read, a veil lies over their heart. "But," says the Torah, "whenever someone turns to Adonai, the veil is taken away." Now, "Adonai" in this text means the Spirit. And where the Spirit of Adonai is, there is freedom. So all of us, with faces unveiled, see as in a mirror the glory of the Lord; and we are being changed into his very image, from one degree of glory to the next, by Adonai the Spirit. Complete Jewish Bible

 

What I understand from this scripture is that for Israel and their descendants there is a veil over their understanding concerning Messiah, Yeshua that is only removed when someone appropriates the work Messiah accomplished to their lives. This means to accept that we had a terrible problem with waywardness and tradition that nullified our faith in God and rendered our zeal for him to nothing. It is only when we accept the work of Messiah and acknowledge our deep need for a relationship with his Father that we begin the process of coming out of the lies. The veil comes off gradually as we learn more truth about the Father and his Messiah.

The problem with all who say they are believers, whether they are Jewish, Christian or Moslem, is that all three have veils over their understand of God and his Messiah, Yeshua.

Let’s look at two very important scriptures concerning instructions from God concerning his commandments about adding words to his Torah (Instructions) or taking words away from it:

 

Deuteronomy 4:2 You shall not add to the word that I command you, nor take from it, that you may keep the commandments of the LORD your God that I command you.

Deuteronomy 12:32 "Everything that I command you, you shall be careful to do. You shall not add to it or take from it. English Standard Version

 

 

Deuteronomy 4:2 In order to obey the mitzvot (commands) of Adonai your God which I am giving you, do not add to what I am saying, and do not subtract from it.

Deuteronomy 12:32 (13:1) "Everything I am commanding you, you are to take care to do. Do not add to it or subtract from it. Complete Jewish Bible

 

Here we see the instructions from God, through Moses, to abstain from adding any words to God’s Torah or subtracting any words from it. The question in 2014 is this, Have we as believers, Christian, Jewish or Moslem added or subtracted from the word of God? For the remainder of this discussion I will address the Christians and Jews. Members of Islam have a different book that they adhere to, called the Quran, so I will leave them out of this discussion.

The problem is see with both modern day Christianity and Judaism is that one people group has added to the word of God, while the other group has subtracted from the word of God. Before we go any further, I wish to say that in doing so, both groups have veils over the eyes of their understanding, so much so that their doctrines and beliefs, or the lack thereof, have been elevated above the commandments of God.

Let’s look at the Jewish people first. In an effort to make sure the commandments of God are kept they have put up fences around portions of the word of God in a zealous effort to maintain the integrity of the commands. Let’s look at one very simple command of God:

 

Exodus 34:26 The best of the firstfruits of your ground you shall bring to the house of the LORD your God. You shall not boil a young goat in its mother's milk." English Standard Version

Exodus 34:26 You are to bring the best firstfruits of your land into the house of Adonai your God. "You are not to boil a young goat in its mother's milk."  Complete Jewish Bible

 

The admonition at the end of this scripture is the instruction to not boil a young goat in its mother’s milk. To me that just makes sense; it would be so cruel to boil a young goat in its mother’s milk. What has that scripture come to mean in 2014? Well, for my Jewish brothers and sisters, they have added the following commands to the scripture: 1) You have to have two separate refrigerators, one for meat and one for dairy, at least two sets of dishes, one for meat and one for dairy, at least two sets of cutlery, one for meat and one for dairy, two sinks, one for meat and one for diary. We see here that these ‘rules’ concerning meat and dairy are so strongly engrained in the hearts and minds of the Jewish people that the necessity for two of everything concerning meat and dairy is a commandment equivalent to, or greater than the actual commandment.

There are many instances where the Jewish people have put fences around the word of God and elevated their man made commandments above the word of God. Yeshua dealt with the religious leaders of his day concerning certain practices of the Pharisees who had many traditions that were elevated above the word of God. Sadly, the Christians have taken some of the Messiah’s corrections for the Pharisees to mean that certain commandments have been done away with, making them null and void, thus subtracting from God’s word.

 

Let’s look at this scripture in question (Matthew 15:2 – 15:20):

"Why do your disciples break the tradition of the elders? For they do not wash their hands when they eat." He answered them, "And why do you break the commandment of God for the sake of your tradition? For God commanded, 'Honor your father and your mother,' and, 'Whoever reviles father or mother must surely die.' But you say, 'If anyone tells his father or his mother, "What you would have gained from me is given to God,"he need not honor his father.' So for the sake of your tradition you have made void the word of God. You hypocrites! Well did Isaiah prophesy of you, when he said. "'This people honors me with their lips, but their heart is far from me; in vain do they worship me, teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.'"

And he called the people to him and said to them, "Hear and understand: it is not what goes into the mouth that defiles a person, but what comes out of the mouth; this defiles a person." Then the disciples came and said to him, "Do you know that the Pharisees were offended when they heard this saying?" He answered, "Every plant that my heavenly Father has not planted will be rooted up. Let them alone; they are blind guides. And if the blind lead the blind, both will fall into a pit." But Peter said to him, "Explain the parable to us." And he said, "Are you also still without understanding? Do you not see that whatever goes into the mouth passes into the stomach and is expelled? But what comes out of the mouth proceeds from the heart, and this defiles a person. For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false witness, slander. These are what defile a person. But to eat with unwashed hands does not defile anyone."

 

The Messiah was quite clear here about the leaders elevating their commandment to wash your hands before eating or you would be defiled along with the food you are eating. The sad thing is that Christians have taken a very small portion of this scripture out of context to mean that the teachings on the dietary laws found in Leviticus Chapter 11 have been made null and void. Here is the portion of scripture they use to support the nullification of God’s word in Matthew 5:17:

Do you not see that whatever goes into the mouth passes into the stomach and is expelled?

This one scripture is one of the examples Christians use to support their veiled belief that a believer today can eat whatever they want as long as they give thanks for it. The ‘thanks’ for it is taken from another scripture they take out of context, a true veil (1 Timothy 4:1 – 5):

 

 Now the Spirit expressly says that in later times some will depart from the faith by devoting themselves to deceitful spirits and teachings of demons, through the insincerity of liars whose consciences are seared, who forbid marriage and require abstinence from foods that God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and know the truth. For everything created by God is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving, for it is made holy by the word of God and prayer. English Standard Version

 

This is a horribly misquoted scripture by Christians which has nothing to do with the acceptability of eating of unclean creatures like swine and shellfish. My question to anyone who possesses that veiled belief is this, since when have the commandments of God been reduced to teachings of demons? What so many Christian believers forget is that the bible was written by the Hebrew people for Hebrew people. The Hebrew people understood the proper context in which scripture was written and read. Christians, on the other hand, have pulled a line of scripture out of context and built whole doctrines around it. This process of taking scripture out of context and trying to make it support an erroneous belief or doctrine is characteristic of most Christians, Pastors and bible school teachers. It has nothing to do with the truth of God’s word and they (Christians) have subtracted many commandments from God’s word.

 

I really believe that if one calls themselves a Christian and accepts these false teachings, they are displaying an irreverent contempt for God’s word and God himself. They reject sound doctrine of any kind and have followed the way of Cain. I fear for those who try to support their disobedience to God’s word and condemn others for trying to keep His commandments. They truly are blind guides whose fate is sealed. Unless the veil of the Christian’s eye is removed, they will stand before God at the judgment in a state of lack and impending doom. God admonishes us to come out of the world and all of its systems. This includes the system of Christianity which will leave many, many people in want and fear. Christian, please pray to God to remove the veil of your understanding, ask him to deliver you from that spirit of religion that makes you mock others for adhering to the word of God. Pray that God would open the eyes of your understanding and spare you from the wrath that is coming on the earth before it’s too late. We can't condemn the Jews for having a veil over their understanding concerning the Messiah when as Christians there is a similar veil concerning the commands of God and His Torah.

May God have mercy on us all.

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Dec 06

Christmas: The Memories

Lies of ChristmasCHRISTMAS: THE MEMORIES

When I was a little boy I remember my father buying a case of rum to 'celebrate' the Christmas season. He was an alcoholic and a very abusive man. I remember the fighting and the beatings that occurred throughout the year and somehow Christmas was supposed to make up for it? 

I could never understand why only one day out of the year was devoted to loving our fellowman? When our Messiah gave us the command to love one another, did he mean it for just a day? I think we have missed the reason why our Messiah came. 

It wasn't so we could cut down fir trees, tell lies to our children about santa claus, and you know what I mean by that. 

No, it was because our forefather and mother, Adam and his wife Eve committed a terrible crime by disobeying a commandment given to them by their Father in Heaven. When God sent his Son, the world was in a terrible mess. Those who had professed to have so much love for God had reduced their relationship with him to the point where all they had were lies and traditions which they elevated above God's commandments. The Messiah came to tell us the truth, that His Father was tired of lip service and wanted people to be his friends without being 'religious.'

Many who call themselves believers, today, are much like the religious people of our Messiah's day. The people of Messiah's day had no true regard for having a relationship with God and they had introduced so many rules and regulations that made it hard to be a friend to God, especially with all the requirements the religious leaders put on them. 

So, Messiah had compassion on the people because they were harassed and like sheep without a shepherd. Messiah went about healing the people and cleaning them up, spiritually, emotionally and physically. The common folk loved him, while the religious leaders grew more and more envious of him. It came to the point where they killed the Messiah for what he taught and believed in. They thought they had rid his presence from the earth, but after three days and three nights in the belly of the earth, life burst forth in his body by the power of His Father's Spirit. Messiah and His father made sure that those who had tried to keep him down were made a  public spectacle and that his message of love, hope and obedience would never depart from mankind.

Today, on Shabbat (The Sabbath) there are two things approaching humanity: 1) Another Christmas season, and 2: The imminent return of God's Messiah. Many believers today are still caught up in tradition and lies. Christmas and Easter time have failed humanity terribly. Life is about being a friend of God and accepting the work his Messiah performed on the tree to our lives today. The Father wants you to be his friend, but because of the traditions we keep, and the lies we all believe about God, it makes it very difficult for us to be friends with him. 

The reason this world is in such bad shape has nothing to do with the devil as much as it has to do with people who call themselves believers, yet their hearts are wayward. There exists a veil over many believers eyes, whether we call ourselves Christians, Jews, or Muslims. 

God sent his Son over 2000 years ago to set people free from lies and bondage, yet today in 2014, many still adhere to the lies and traditions that have been handed down to us for thousands of years. God does not want 'Yes' men or women. He wants those who say he is their God to love him out of a pure desire to be his friend. And he wants them to stop believing the lies and stop celebrating vain traditions. When Messiah returns, he will judge man because of his waywardness and refusal to embrace the truth. Messiah said that He is the way, the truth and the life. The sad thing is that so many people are simply not worshiping God in Spirit and Truth. We offer Him lip service, but our hearts are far from Him. Consider the following quote made by our Messiah. Notice that there is no reference to tithing, saying a sinners prayer, or any admonition to attend a Church, Mosque or Synagogue.

Mat 25:31  "When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on his glorious throne.
Mat 25:32  Before him will be gathered all the nations, and he will separate people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats.
Mat 25:33  And he will place the sheep on his right, but the goats on the left.
Mat 25:34  Then the King will say to those on his right, 'Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.
Mat 25:35  For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me,
Mat 25:36  I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.'
Mat 25:37  Then the righteous will answer him, saying, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink?
Mat 25:38  And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you?
Mat 25:39  And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?'
Mat 25:40  And the King will answer them, 'Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.'
Mat 25:41  "Then he will say to those on his left, 'Depart from me, you cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels.
Mat 25:42  For I was hungry and you gave me no food, I was thirsty and you gave me no drink,
Mat 25:43  I was a stranger and you did not welcome me, naked and you did not clothe me, sick and in prison and you did not visit me.'
Mat 25:44  Then they also will answer, saying, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not minister to you?'
Mat 25:45  Then he will answer them, saying, 'Truly, I say to you, as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to me.'
Mat 25:46  And these will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life." English Standard Version (E-Sword) 

May our Father in Heaven have mercy on us and may we wake up to the truth and turn from the lies.   

Oct 04

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Sep 25

What is a believer?

What is a believer?

WHAT IS A BELIEVER?

Believer? I told my friend several months ago that I was seeing a woman, he asked me the following question: "Is she a believer?" I thought for a moment and then I answered, "Yes." Now, since I have known her closely for the past six months, I would have to say that she seldom if ever went to any religious institute. She seldom attended any Church, never went to a Messianic Synagogue or anything like that. So, how could I say she was a believer?

Well, to answer that question I have to ask a question: What is a believer? If you talk to a Christian, they will tell you what they think a believer is, as will a Jewish person, as will a Muslim, but….

What is a believer?

Well I think it's safe to say a believer believes something. There is something in this life that causes them to believe. It doesn't have to be about a supreme being, but a believer believes something. Even an Atheist believes something, they believe there is no supreme being.

If I could venture to say, a Jew believes that they are the apple of God's eye, as does a Christian, as does a Muslim. How can they say this? Their answer is based on what they believe about themselves. The question then comes to mind, "How did they come to believe the things they came to believe? Ahhh…here is where it gets interesting. Many of us believe what we believe because we base our beliefs on what we're told. And that usually comes from someone we esteem as knowing more about a subject than we do.

So, many of us believe what we believe based on what we are told. Let's break this down a bit and take it outside the context of religion. If we were told that we were stupid enough times by our fathers when we were children, we could take on the belief that we are stupid. Now you and I both know that what was spoken to us in the formative years of our lives might not be correct at all. Yes, we might have made some decisions that some people could deem stupid and coming from them, we felt stupid, but doesn't mean we are stupid.

Some of us may have been labelled by others as weird, gay, bi-sexual, homophobic, a drunk, an asshole, mentally ill, a jerk, idiot etc. Some of this may have been spoken in jest while at other times it was deliberate. Some of us wondered, am I really that? While some others embraced the label.

So, the question remains, if we believe in what others have told us about ourselves, even if it is inaccurate, does that make us a believer? It doesn't necessarily mean we are right in what we believe, nevertheless, we believe what we believe because we were told that by someone who we consider or believe might know something about the subject. I think it would be safe to say that sometimes we believed what others told us even though it was a lie. And in some cases we became the lie.

Now getting back to religion, do you think that everything we were told from the pulpit, that is, from a Priest, Pastor, Rabbi or Imam was or is true? Could it be that some of the things they told us may not have been true, or do we just believe that everything we're told is the truth? We've already concluded that as children or young adolescents that someone could have spoken something over us that wasn't true – a lie, and we believed it and not only did we believe it, in some cases we became it.

I remember my mother saying to me when I was young, and she said this to me several times, "You'll never have nothing." I know that this statement was a double negative, but I understood what she said to me. I remember talking to her many years later about this and shortly before her death. This is what I said to her,
"Mom, do you remember saying to me, 'You'll never have nothing.' Mom what do I have?" She looked at me and said,
"You have nothing."

So, what people speak over us, we first believe it and then we become it, especially if we somehow regard them as someone who knows what they are talking about. But the question remains, is what we believe about ourselves based on truth or lies?

So, if you ask me what is a believer? I would venture to say that a believer is someone who becomes what they are told, true or false. I would venture to say that most of us in religion believed whatever we were told by our leaders and we gulped it down, hook, line and sinker. The question is not then, is so and so a believer, because from what has been presented here, what does so and so believe? If we were to take it to the next degree, what does so and so believe and how did they come to believe in what they believe? This is all utter nonsense.

You see, there are no facts for us to believe in anymore, just perceptions of the facts. Nor are there any morals, just perceptions of morals. Most of our lives, religious or otherwise have been built on perceptions. We take everything at face value and refuse to question anything. "If Pastor so and so says it, I believe it!" Well, maybe Pastor so and so is just like you and me, someone who is struggling to make sense of this thing called life. Maybe he doesn't know everything, yet we hold him in such high esteem that we believe butter wouldn't melt in his mouth. We believe this; we believe that and none of it is based on fact, just hearsay. We become what we're told from the pulpit and we live it out, hook, line and sinker. We become faceless people who have no understanding of what life was really meant to be. How can we? We never questioned anything we've been told.

It's really time to start questioning what we have been told from everyone. We say we're living the dream, but we're believing the lie. How can we say we know what's true and then say we believe it without ever having investigated it? Please, our Creator wants you to use the gray matter he put between your ears. If you are so gullible to think and believe that everything you've been told in your life is true then you are truly deceived.

I remember meeting a man that was quite a heavy individual who made erratic motions with his body. He was in a mental institution. I looked at him and he had no control over the movements of his body and there he was in the insane asylum. I asked him what happened to him and this was his answer, "One day my brother and I were fighting with each other and he called me, (here it is), a FAT-CRAZY-NUT. Interesting, he became what was spoken over him. He BELIEVED the lie and BECAME the lie.

So it is with most of us. we became what others spoke over us, good or bad. We believed everything that was said to us without ever questioning anything. The Creator said he would send this world (believers?) a powerful delusion. I really believe that is what we are believing and living, all of us, a delusion. And we will stay in this delusion until we die. Unless we begin to question and test everything we will by no means enter the Kingdom of Heaven.

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Sep 07

Messages From the Father (12)

Hello my precious, precious child: This will be the last of this dialogue with you. I want you to know that soon many will be coming home to me and on the last and final day there is going to be a very large banquet. There will be lots of food, and drink and lots of entertainment. Today I am inviting you to my banquet. You don’t have to bring anything, just you. I’m getting a little excited because that day is very, very soon.

Well, in the past ten days we have talked about a lot of things, but the main thing I want you to walk away with is that I am your father and I am very lonely for you. If you have children, I want you to think about this for a moment. Can you imagine watching your child grow up through every milestone in their life, yet they never spoke to you from the moment they were born and never did, ever? Can you imagine a child from your loins who never greeted you in the morning, never told you they loved you, and never shared anything with you about their lives, ever? How would you feel? Well, to tell you the truth, it feels pretty horrible.

I have so much love to share with all of my children, yet very few, if any, want my love. Yes, they may tell me they love me, but they don’t show me that they love me. Could you imagine being in a relationship with someone who told you at times that they loved you, yet never spent any time with you? Such is the case with me and my children on earth. They have made themselves so busy that they have squeezed out any time for me out of their lives.

Now, some people think that because of their behavior in this matter that I won’t accept them or somehow they will be eternally lost. NOTHING could be further from the truth. You see, many of my children will never experience heaven on earth because of their lack of desire to be with me. Some will come to know me in a religious way, but there are others who will truly seek me and find out what makes me tick. It is those people who will have a wonderful life and have the mountain top experiences. It’s not too late for you either, my child. All I’m asking is for a small portion of your time where we can get together and get to know each other. I don’t bite, instead I heal.

Tonight I am calling you to me. I want you in my life so you can know the one who truly loves you and will never let you go. I hope you will meet with me on this side of life. I am here waiting for you and will be waiting on the other side, too. Have a wonderful evening; I love you.

Abba,

Your father in Heaven.

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