Outside are the dogs…

Outside are the dogs…

I’ve often wondered about the whole concept of Hell and the Lake of Fire. I see nowhere in the bible of it mentioning a place where people go to burn forever. There is the talk of people being reduced to stubble, but nowhere do I see a human being placed in a burning torment for eternity. Jesus said he gives eternal life to those who love him and follow his Commandments. If a person burned in Hell forever would that not be eternal life?

Here is an interesting Scripture:
Rev 22:15 For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie. KJV

Rev 22:15 Outside are the dogs and sorcerers and the sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and everyone who loves and practices falsehood. ESV

This Scripture is found in the last chapter of the last book of the Bible, the Book of Revelation. Why is that significant? It because these are the final words of the Apostle John. The Holy City has ascended from Heaven and is now on the earth. It has the river of life flowing through it. The tree of life is found on both sides of the river bearing fruit each season. God and his people are in the city and nothing or no one can hurt them.

Now what about the Scripture: Outside are the dogs…? We see here that the final fate of everyone who practices falsehood or lies, believes and loves lies, (Christmas, Easter, Halloween, etc.) is that they are found outside of the city. The people in this group are not the kind of people you would like to be with. They’re described as dogs, liars, those who believe and love the lies, sorcerers, sexually immoral, murderers, and idolaters.

This people group includes every Jewish, Christian and Muslim who never aspired to have a true and meaningful relationship with God. They became complacent in their walk with him and never rose above mediocrity. They gave money to affluent pastors, priests, rabbis, and imams, thinking that they were giving to God when all they were trying to do was buy their way into Heaven. These people cared little or nothing at all about the plight of the fatherless, the orphans or widows, the poor, the sick, the homeless. Like their religious leaders, the love of money, the cares of life and the pride of life completely occupied their minds.

So, here is the fruit of that lifestyle. You are now outside the huge city of Jerusalem. It is fourteen hundred miles long, fourteen hundred miles wide and the walls are fourteen hundred miles high and two-hundred feet thick. You see the exterior made of pure gold, You are not allowed in the city because you fall under the category of dogs, sexually immoral, liar, believer/lover of lies, etc. This place outside the walls of the city is your resting place for eternity. You will never see the face or glory of God, you will never be allowed to enter the city. The city will be a paradise of fun, happiness and great joy. While you, on the other hand, will never be able to share that joy. You will be what Jesus said is the ‘least of these.’

Mat_5:19 Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.

So, the least of the people in the Kingdom of Heaven will be those who broke the commandments of God and taught others to do the same. There are no rewards for you, just an eternal ill feeling that you will never see God, yes you will be on Earth by the New Jerusalem, but you will never partake of it. You will never walk the streets of gold, or eat the food therein. Your portion will be that which is thrown out of the city, it’s refuse. You will dine on thrown out food from the Holy City. That will be your main occupation, to find food and water in a dry and barren land. If there is an abundance of food inside the city, I question if there will be an abundance outside the city. That is your reward for disobeying God’s Holy Commandments. No, you don’t burn in tormenting flames, you are tormented for eternity for never being allowed into the Holy City.

This people group includes Christians who ‘accepted’ Jesus into their lives but did nothing for him or his father. They sat like bumps on a log in their pews, listening to boring, unnecessary sermons, and caring only for themselves.

In the past five years, I have tried to argue, debate and enlighten Christians who feel somehow superior in their belief system. All I get in return is scoffing and mocking. I see this in Christianity and Islam and to a lesser degree, in Judaism. So, if people have a disregard for the Torah of God, we see that their judgment will be one of complete and utter shock and horror. They will never see God or experience his fellowship. Is this what you want? To reject Messiah who is the Word (Torah) in the flesh? To refuse to honor his Holy Sabbath by not resting on it? Who believes in the lies of unholy holidays and who refuse to honor and respect God’s Feast days? Is this what you want?

I believe that the Christian Church leaders who knew the difference but refused to tell their congregants the truth will have an even worse fate than all others. I believe the radical Muslims who kill and destroy other people in the name of God will be there too. Jewish people who held onto their traditions and who elevated their man-made rules over the Torah of God will also find themselves there.

There will only be two types of people that will be in the City of Jerusalem: The bride and the friends of the bride. Both people groups will be rewarded for several things: They fed the poor, took care of the widows and orphans, gave shelter to the homeless, took care of the sick, gave water to the thirsty, visited prisoners in jail and clothed the naked. They adhered to and taught others about God’s Holy Torah and prayed for others to come into the fold. These people forsook the gatherings in Churches, Mosques or Synagogues and all other religious assemblies, but chose the lonely path to find God on their own; without the filter of religion.

I don’t think that the worst life lived, or the most perilous times one could imagine on earth, could ever compare to what a person will experience having been forbidden to enter the Holy City of Jerusalem. It will be almost unbearable.

Father, please wake us from our slumber, restore our minds to sanity, heal our broken hearts and give us a passion for Messiah, who is the Torah.

Context, context, context!

A while ago I sent a good friend an excerpt from my book, Nathan and Abba. It’s called the Church chapter and it is quite a long chapter. In the Church chapter there is a reference to something that happened earlier in the book. My friend didn’t like or didn’t understand a certain part of the latter chapter because it was quite off the wall and if you didn’t know what happened in a previous chapter you would probably draw the same conclusion. If you didn’t know what happened in the previous chapter and just drew your conclusion from the latter chapter would you be representing me or misrepresenting me?

This is what’s wrong with the way we approach God’s Word. We are told to start reading somewhere near the end of the book, the Gospels, which doesn’t give a true depiction of what God wants his Children to know, or understand. Shouldn’t any book be read from the front cover to the back cover? How can you understand a movie if you come into the theater half way through it? You don’t know the plot, who the good guy is, who the bad guy is and so on. What’s even worse is when you latch on to something near the end of the book that you believe to be true, but have nothing from the front of the book to back it up. This process is known as taking something out of context. That is what happens when we base our beliefs in Scriptures at the end of the bible which alludes to something from the front of the book. If we omit what was already understood from the front of the book concerning a Scripture near the back of the book and we run with it, or try to make a doctrine out of it, we begin the process of misrepresenting God. It’s really that simple.

Go to the front of the Bible and read it through carefully and prayerfully. You don’t need anyone to teach you. God himself will teach you, Jesus said God would teach us all things.



The Reason For Every Season

The reason for every season.

All is still in Heaven
All is still on earth
At the time
Of Messiah’s birth

It didn’t happen
On this day
But long ago
That’s why I pray,

Dear Father heal us
And help us grow
So that the world
Will truly know

Why your son was sent
And left his home
To come to ours
So we wouldn’t roam

He wants us all
To come to him
To be so happy
Cause we’ve grow so dim

Our light is out
We just don’t care
That God the Father
Is everywhere

Father is waiting
Won’t you come
To receive the blessing
Of his only son

He’ll heal your hurts
And make you smile
He’ll go with you
That extra mile

Turn to him
While there is time
He wants that no one
To be left behind

Come to him
Warts and all
He died and bled
He took your fall

One thing I’ll leave you
One thing to know
That the Father’s love
Never grows cold.

How To Use This Site




How Can This Site Work For Me?

If you’re like most people, when you arrive at this site, you wonder what it is all about and if there is any merit to it. Well, there is! This site has three pages that, if used on a daily basis, will help you immensely in your growth with God. Right now, very few know about this site and I do not spend any money on promotion or marketing. The site is a spiritual site and is designed for people who have come out of main stream religion, be it Islam, Judaism or Christianity and want more out of their relationship with God. If you are reading this, chances are that God himself has directed you here.

The first page that is very important is the Daily Prayers page. Many of the Scriptural prayers and affirmations on this page will help the believer to overcome fear from the enemy. You should go through this page once a day, preferably when you start your day. You should read the prayers out loud because it is written that faith comes by hearing, and hearing, the word of God.

Another thing you should do is read a portion of the Daily Proverbs page. I read a chapter a day as it pertains to the day of the month.

So, on the first day of the month, I read Proverbs chapter 1, on the second day, Proverbs chapter 2 and so on. If there are months with fewer days, I just double up on the readings.

The final thing you should do is read a portion of the first five books of the bible every day, they are called the Torah. You can click on the Daily Torah Reading page Portion that will bring you to the site where you can view the Torah portion and read one of the seven portions each day of the week. Reading the front of the book will help you understand the back of the book.

You should do these things every day as it will build your character, it will help you with discipline and you will acquire Godly wisdom which we all so desperately need.

In addition to these three things, you should set a portion of time, either in the day or the evening and fellowship with your Father in Heaven. This also requires discipline, but I can assure you that if you are diligent in doing this, you will be rewarded by God, because he rewards those who diligently seek him.

Awakening Versus Revival

Awakening Versus Revival

Awakening…the process of coming to a real and true understanding of God and his Torah. Revival…conjuring up hype to prolong the inevitable: it’s dying. I know many believers who call themselves Christians are very proud to go by that title, but if we look at what is happening on the earth today we see that Christianity is in a state of decline. It’s not that the people have had the wool pulled over their eyes and are suddenly on a path to hell, no, they are tired of the status quo or the same old same old and they are leaving the Church in droves. I have heard many, many sermons or messages in my life, I have heard many Pastors go on for hours and hours trying to make a point or get a point across to a people who have literally fallen asleep or are struggling to keep awake during the preaching. In most cases it’s the converted speaking to the converted who don’t need a long winded message about a Pastor’s opinion that has little or no relevance to their lives whatsoever.

Going to a Church to hear a sermon or have a bible study does not necessarily mean the recipient is going to grow from what is presented. It’s like a mixed bag from a variety store, or as Forrest Gump puts it, you never know what you’re gonna get. Most of the sermons and teachings I have received from Pastors and other individuals have been sporadic in their flow. Very few  addressed the issue I had as a young man who grew up with domestic violence, an alcoholic father and divorce. I am grateful that I survived those things, but I didn’t receive my healing from a Church or Pastor. Instead, I had to search for the truth and do the work of forgiving those who had hurt me.

What does this have to do with revival versus awakening? The answer is everything. For those who have become disillusioned with modern day Christianity we see that such a system no longer suffices for the deep need we have for acceptance and love. I found in my 28 years of experience of Church and Synagogue attendance that there was little emphasis on actually healing the person and allowing them to grow as our Father would like them to grow. If they came into an assembly with lots of zeal it was usually squashed to the point where the new person became like the old: dull and boring.  There was a lot of control from the leadership which did not promote growth and exploration. Our Father in Heaven is so big and vast, yet we settled for boring and mundane services, preached by boring and mundane Pastors who treated the assembling of the brethren as a business, rather than a ministry.

So what is an awakening? How does this differ from revival? When a person experiences an awakening it will draw them closer to the Father. They will start to see things very differently than they did before. They will actually start to mature in their walk with the Father. They will see how Christianity will never be able to help them; this is true for Judaism as well as Islam. These three religions are just that, religions. Religion has no place in the Kingdom of our Father. An awakening in a person’s life enables them to see the truth: the truth of their existence, their purpose, what is really going on down here and who runs the show.

A revival is done under the premise of Christianity. It promotes this system of division and fizzles out in time, where as an awakening gathers momentum. I see revival as a corporate experience whereas an awakening is a very personal experience. The individual seeks to reach out to others and help them come to the place where they too, experience an awakening. A revival might  give you goose bumps, but an awakening will enable a person to take hold of their lives and experience true spiritual prosperity. A revival will excite a person into joining the crowd. An awakening may cause someone to go alone to find the few other like-minded people that exist.

Humanity has been in a state of deep sleep and has been sleeping for thousands of years. It was roused for a short time with the coming of Messiah, but went back to sleep with the emerging Roman Catholic Church. We have forgotten what life is truly about and how our Father in Heaven fits into the scheme of things, or more appropriately, how we fit into his scheme of things. He runs the show, we will answer to him, we will give an account to him. I fear for those who have made money hand-over-fist from preaching a false Gospel. Our Father cares much more about a person’s character development and happiness than what is thrown into the offering plate. It’s not about the money, rather, it’s about fostering love between all people, regardless of age, race or religious persuasion and I might add, sexual orientation.

An awakening brings about a new perspective on this whole issue of religion. When one sees religion for what it truly is they can no longer go back to it. What’s wrong with my religion? You may ask. Well as I stated, religion separates and divides. If I’m a Pentecostal, I don’t associate with the Baptists. If I’m Baptist I don’t associate with the Catholics and if I’m a Torah Observant Messianic Believer, I tend to look down my nose at those who know nothing of the Torah. That being said, a true awakening in a person’s life will bring them into right relationship with the Father and his Torah. For some reason the Jewish believers take great pride in advocating their traditions and in some cases elevate them above the Torah. In other cases they have put fences around the commands of the Father and have made these fences equal to or greater than the commandments of the Father. Christians, on the other hand, have taken some scriptures that speak of the commands of the Father and nullified them. The greatest fallacy being that they believe and teach that our Messiah nailed the Torah to the cross thus making it null and void. In Deuteronomy the Father commanded the people to neither add nor subtract from the Torah. Jews have added to the Torah while Christians have subtracted from the Torah, neither are correct ways to have a relation with our Father. We can’t nullify the commands and say we love the Messiah, nor can we say the commands also have man-made elements that must be adhered to. When Messiah stated, “If you love me, keep my commandments.” He did not have a New Testament on his possession; he was talking about the commands of Torah.

If you can relate to what I am writing here then you too may be experiencing an awakening. If you don’t understand what is written here, but have questions, you may find the answers to those questions will lead you to an awakening. If you desire to heckle or criticize then you are not ready to be awakened, and that is OK. Our Father is very patient, he can and will awaken us all to the reality of who he and his Messiah are and where we all stand in the scope of man and our supreme being Father.

To find out more about the true teachings of Torah, please go to www.119ministries.com

A Letter From Paul To The Church

P= Paul G=God

P: What is the most important thing we can do for you?
G: Love me with all your heart, soul, mind and strength.
P: What is the next most important thing we can do?
G: Love your neighbor the same way you would like to be loved. That means you treat them with respect, respect their dignity, be patient with them, love them in the same manner my Messiah loved people.
P: Is there a way to find out how to do this in greater detail?
G: Yes, there is. I have some outlines and rules that help people to have loving and happy lives.
P: Where are these rules?
G: They are found at the front of the Bible, I condensed my rules to a happy life in the first five books of the Bible.
P: How can these or any rules help us to be happy? I mean I’ve been told that we’re not under the law, but under grace, so how can a bunch of old, outdated rules make a person happy? I don’t get it.
G: Do you believe in gravity?
P: What do you mean, believe in gravity? I believe in God, what does gravity have to do with anything?
G: Well, what would happen if you walked off of the roof of a twelve story building?
P: I’d fall to the ground and probably die. What does this have to do with anything?
G: Paul, gravity has a law, and if you push the limits of that law or break it, you could wind up losing your life. Why? Because you didn’t heed the law of gravity.
P: OK, but that’s gravity. Everyone knows that if I drop a brick from three feet in the air, it will fall to the ground. That’s a given. But how does a law to make us happy, if broken, result in death? I mean we live under grace, not law, Messiah did away with the law, so, how can it matter now?
G: That is a mistaken belief, Paul. I will ask you to define for me what sin, grace and forgiveness mean?
P: That’s easy, sin is resisting God’s grace, grace is God’s unmerited favor, and forgiveness is what God’s Son offered to us when he died on the cross. We’ve been forgiven and now there is no condemnation for those in Christ Jesus.
G: Your definitions are different from mine. Sin is the breaking of any Commandment that is outlined in the rules from the first five books of the Bible. Grace is My ability to forgive someone for breaking one of my Commandments and forgiveness is the transference of the death penalty from the person who sins to my Messiah.

P: But we’ve been taught that the Old Testament Commandments are just that, OLD.
G: Paul, think about this, why would I go through such detail and great lengths, as to define, teach, reiterate and reiterate, over and over rules that bring people life? You said you agreed that if you didn’t heed the law of gravity a person could die. There are physical laws that govern people on the planet and most people are aware of them and live their lives in accordance to them. The laws or rules in front of the Bible are Spiritual Laws and they govern the moral conduct of mankind. Without adherence to these Laws people become sick, emotionally, mentally, physically, spiritually, financially and in every other way.
P: But there are so many Commandments there, it would be impossible to do them on a daily basis? That’s insanity.
G: Have you ever received a speeding ticket?
P: Yes, a couple of times.
G: Why did you receive them?
P: Because I went over the speed limit.
G: Could it be said that there is a law for speeding limits and if you break that law, you are fined a penalty?
P: Yes.
G: Think about this, is breaking the law of speeding in the Bible, or any other man made law in modern society? In fact, any major city has more laws, ordinances and by laws than my Laws could ever hope to out number and most of the laws in a city are required for the successful running of that city. Now move to a state level, or country level, there are thousands and thousands of laws. I have a little over 600 laws of which many do not apply to modern people at this time. So, to be happy it does not require a person to keep copious amounts of My Laws.
P: So, you recommend learning the Laws that will make me happy?
G: Paul, it’s imperative that you learn them. Why do you think the world is spiraling downwards so quickly? It’s because mankind has forsaken my Commandments and are paying the penalty for doing so. Until they repent of their sin (breaking my Holy Commandments) they will never experience how life was meant to be lived, never.
P: Thank you, God. I think I’ll find out what it is you want me to do.
G: Don’t start at the middle or end of the Bible. If a good book is very popular, shouldn’t one start to read it from the beginning?

Alarming Interview With God



A conversation with my very down and depressed Father in Heaven.
I did not expect this conversation to go this way, I am at a loss for words.


P = Paul
G = God

P: Good morning Abba, how are you this morning?
G: About the same as we last talked.
P: You’ve sounded very depressed lately, very unhappy, do you want to share why this is?
G: As I’ve told you Paul, I have seven billion people on this planet who rarely, if ever, access me. Yes, they love to talk about me, my son, my word and ‘teach’ others about me, but they know nothing about me, much less my word, or my son. All my children delight in is war, murder, lying, debating (which accomplishes nothing), sin and wrongdoing. They honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. They are more interested in amassing money, things, places of honor, power and completely forget about the things that please me.
P: Would you like to share a little about the things that please you, Abba?
G: What pleases me? Who cares about what pleases me? People put their spin on my word to support what they think pleases me. No one, yourself included, knows what it means to please me, no one.
P: Can you share with us what pleases you?
G: You need to go to a person who has no home, or place to stay, someone who has lost everything, someone who doesn’t know where his next meal is coming from, and ask them what pleases me. The poor of this planet hold a special place in my heart. I could care less about how much you know, or think you know about my word. I care only about mercy, compassion and little about your desire for a big home, or fancy car. I have very few followers on this planet, as most people only want to war and fight with each other. They push their beliefs about me down other people’s throats, to the point of killing them if conformity doesn’t happen. Their lives consist of taking revenge, making others pay for mistakes that they, themselves have committed, as well. Hypocrisy and the double tongue are alive and well on my planet. People want to make good impressions, but all they have is an empty facade that hides years of hurt and pain. You will have a very hard time accessing me when your mind is filled with hatred, revenge, disobedience, the love of money, and your apathy for those less fortunate than yourselves. What about child prostitution? What about those who kill the unborn? What about the war in Syria? What about that young girl who has just been raped? What about that young fatherless boy who is just now being introduced to crystal meth? What about the countless fatherless children who struggle with their sexual identity? What about the men and women who push their sexual orientation on these struggling individuals? Who wants to deal with that? I tell you, very, very few. If it were not for a few faithful followers on this planet, I would have wiped it out years ago. What pleases me you ask? I want unity, not division. I don’t want different denominations, I don’t want different religions, I want a people who truly care about their fellow man and share what they have with others. You will NEVER enter my Kingdom by keeping everything for yourself. If you are unwilling to share, I will withhold myself from you. If you are selfish and care only about yourself, how can you ever expect to enter my home? Here is what you get, by obeying me and putting me first: a peace like you have never known, assurance that I will never leave you or forsake you, you will put others first, while denying yourself, you will truly care about the plight of the unborn, you will have mercy, love and compassion for your family members, your children, your spouse, you will become a peace maker, you will learn what it truly means to love and forgive those who have wronged you. Without love in your heart, do you really think I will accept you?
P: Abba, these are very strong words and as I sit and read this, I feel so inadequate. All I’ve been concerned about is getting more money, so I can have an easier life, you know, get out of debt, pay things off and have a good life with my wife. What I see from what you said, my wants and desires are very different from yours. I always thought I was doing the right thing. I have given very little to the poor and have argued about you with others, I’ve sought to avenge myself on others, while holding them in contempt, I’ve done nothing the last thirty years to help the unborn. Nothing at all. What do I do, Father? Please forgive me.
G: You have your answer in this dialogue, but I am doubtful that you, or anyone else will do these things. Why? It’s because of your slavery to the prince of this world, yes a small light has come on in your mind, but now is the time to do something with what I have given you, your talents, your giftings and abilities, your resources, and yes, that means your money. Paul, if you and others never get on board with what I am doing on this planet, you may find yourself waking up in a perilous condition, much like those you have thus far failed to help. I am holding you and everyone else accountable to love and care for EVERYONE on this planet. EVERYONE. It starts with you, Paul.
P: I don’t know what to say, except help me to have love for the people you’ve mentioned, for everyone. Help me to do the things listed here.
G: Time will tell.

Note: I do not know when this actually happened in 2011, but during that year I spent a lot of time with God, simply talking to him. There were some nights I would talk to him for upwards of five hours and during that time, he started to speak to me in what the bible calls the still small voice. I thought I had lost this connection with him in 2012, when I rebelled  and turned my back against him, but he has been consistently talking with me since then. This interview shook me up and I am still reeling from it. I told my wife that I wish I had never asked him the questions I asked, because I truly was caught off guard by his answers.

One thing I am coming to know about my Father in Heaven, or at least think I’m coming to know, is that he is very hurt and angry about what is going on in this world. He has been very down and depressed when I ask him how he is doing, so much so, that I almost dreaded asking him how his day was. God desires this open line of communication with all believers, but in order to achieve this type of enlightenment from God, I think one has to diligently seek him. It is up to God to talk with a person, if he so chooses.

I have taken this gift he has allowed me to have of hearing from him very lightly. I haven’t pressed in to find out what he wants me to do and how to do it. I am going to seek him more to find out the direction he wants me to take. My prayer for all of us, myself included is that we will begin to really care about the things that he cares about. God bless you, Paul.

Command, Commandment, Commandments, Law


The following are cherry picked Scriptures concerning four words: Command, Commandment, Commandments and Law, from the New Testament. When I read these four words, I understand it as them making reference to the Command, Commandment and Commandments from the Law/Torah/Instructions of the first five books of God’s Holy word. These are all New Testament Scriptures. If you feel that God has done away with the Law, consider the following verses. It is interesting that there are actually two laws spoken about in the New Testament. The Law or Torah/Instructions and the law small ‘l’ of sin and death. Jesus broke the curse of the Law/Torah, or the curses contained therein for breaking the law. He became the curse, the sacrifice for those who had broken God’s Commandments from the Torah/Law and enabled us to walk in grace (being forgiven for breaking God’s Holy Torah Commandments.) We are not under Law/Torah when we obey God’s Torah, but when we do break it, we come to God, confess to him that we have broken his Holy Torah, which is now written on out hearts, and we can receive forgiveness (grace) for breaking his Commandments. Without further ado, I now present my collection of cherry picked Scriptures.

Joh_15:14  Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you.

Mar_10:3  And he answered and said unto them, What did Moses command you?

Joh_15:17  These things I command you, that ye love one another.

2Pe_2:21  For it had been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than, after they have known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them.

1Jn_4:21  And this commandment have we from him, That he who loveth God love his brother also.

2Jn_1:6  And this is love, that we walk after his commandments. This is the commandment, That, as ye have heard from the beginning, ye should walk in it.

Mat_5:19  Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.

Mat_19:17  And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.

Mat_22:40  On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.

Joh_14:15  If ye love me, keep my commandments.

Joh_15:10  If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father’s commandments, and abide in his love.

Joh_14:21  He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.

1Co_7:19  Circumcision is nothing, and uncircumcision is nothing, but the keeping of the commandments of God.

1Jn_2:3  And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments.

1Jn_2:4  He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.

1Jn_3:22  And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight.

1Jn_3:24  And he that keepeth his commandments dwelleth in him, and he in him. And hereby we know that he abideth in us, by the Spirit which he hath given us.

1Jn_5:2  By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments.

1Jn_5:3  For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.

2Jn_1:6  And this is love, that we walk after his commandments. This is the commandment, That, as ye have heard from the beginning, ye should walk in it.

Rev_12:17  And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.

Rev_14:12  Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.

Rev_22:14  Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.


Mat_5:17  Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.

Mat_5:18  For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.

Luk_16:17  And it is easier for heaven and earth to pass, than one tittle of the law to fail.

Joh_7:19  Did not Moses give you the law, and yet none of you keepeth the law? Why go ye about to kill me?

Act_7:53  Who have received the law by the disposition of angels, and have not kept it.

Rom_2:12  For as many as have sinned without law shall also perish without law: and as many as have sinned in the law shall be judged by the law;

Rom_2:13  (For not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified.

Rom_2:14  For when the Gentiles, which have not the law, do by nature the things contained in the law, these, having not the law, are a law unto themselves:

Rom_2:15  Which shew the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and their thoughts the mean while accusing or else excusing one another;)

Rom_2:18  And knowest his will, and approvest the things that are more excellent, being instructed out of the law;

Rom_2:20  An instructor of the foolish, a teacher of babes, which hast the form of knowledge and of the truth in the law.

Rom_2:25  For circumcision verily profiteth, if thou keep the law: but if thou be a breaker of the law, thy circumcision is made uncircumcision.

Rom_3:19  Now we know that what things soever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God.

Rom_3:20  Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin.

Rom_3:31  Do we then make void the law through faith? God forbid: yea, we establish the law.

Rom_7:7  What shall we say then? Is the law sin? God forbid. Nay, I had not known sin, but by the law: for I had not known lust, except the law had said, Thou shalt not covet.

Rom_7:12  Wherefore the law is holy, and the commandment holy, and just, and good.

Rom_7:14  For we know that the law is spiritual: but I am carnal, sold under sin.

Rom_7:16  If then I do that which I would not, I consent unto the law that it is good.

Rom_7:22  For I delight in the law of God after the inward man:

Rom_7:25  I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin.

Rom_8:2  For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.

Rom_8:7  Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.

Rom_10:5  For Moses describeth the righteousness which is of the law, That the man which doeth those things shall live by them.

Gal_3:10  For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse: for it is written, Cursed is every one that continueth not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them.

Gal_3:12  And the law is not of faith: but, The man that doeth them shall live in them.

Gal_3:13  Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:

1Ti_1:8  But we know that the law is good, if a man use it lawfully;

Jas_1:25  But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.

Jas_2:12  So speak ye, and so do, as they that shall be judged by the law of liberty.

1Jn_3:4  Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.

The Scriptures given here are from the King James bible. What’s interesting to note is that there are quite a few Scriptures here that are telling us that God’s Law/Torah is still in effect. No, the keeping of Torah commands does not warrant us a place in Heaven. It’s only when we appropriate what Messiah has done for us on the tree to our lives.

How does one do this?

First, repentance and baptism, come only after one hears the Gospel. The sad reality is that many people in Judaism, Islam and Christianity and most people on the earth have never really heard the Gospel that Jesus preached. The message Jesus preached came from the following passage in Jeremiah 31:31-34

The New Covenant

Jer 31:31  Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah:

Jer 31:32  Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt; which my covenant they brake, although I was an husband unto them, saith the LORD:

Jer 31:33  But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, saith the LORD, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people.

Jer 31:34  And they shall teach no more every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the LORD: for they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith the LORD: for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.

We see here that there are several parts to the Gospel that Jesus preached. He told people that he came to ratify the New Covenant. He would enact the Covenant when he resurrected and sent the Holy Spirit after he ascended into Heaven. The Gospel actually has to do with the Torah of God, it is written here that God would WRITE his Torah Commandments on our heart, and God (Holy Spirit) would teach us those Commandments. In addition to this when we enter into covenant with God, by hearing the Gospel, repenting of our sin (the breaking of God’s Torah/Law Commandments) and being baptized, God says he will remember our sins no more. He will not hold us accountable for breaking his Commandments (Sin) and will not impute the penalty of death (spiritual and physical) for breaking the Commandments, thus we are forgiven, the idea that we are forgiven through Messiah’s work on the tree shows God’s love and grace for us. We deserved the penalty for breaking God’s Commandments, which is death, but Jesus died for that sin.

Many people say that God’s Commandments are old and outdated and aren’t relevant to the believer’s life in this day and age. The reason why we are spiraling downwards as a planet has to do with failing to regard God’s word, his Torah/Law as Holy, Pure and up-to-date. Most people have no idea what God says in his Torah. Christians have picked which Commandments they will or will not keep. Jews have added so much to the Torah of God and Muslims, although they have the Torah in the Quran, show little evidence of following God’s Torah. That is the Issue with all three religions, we have forsaken God’s Holy Torah and are reaping the curses spoken of in the Torah for disobedience. God does not reward disobedience, he rewards obedience. If you will go to God and ask him if what is written here is true, he will show you the truth. God bless you. Paul Moore.


Why Are We So Angry?



If you are anything thing like most people, your formative years may have been very difficult. With each failure in life, you may have grown angrier and angrier until you had the reputation of being a hot head or someone to stay away from. If that is you, I have very good news for you! You don’t have to take any more anger management classes, you don’t need psychotherapy, you don’t need to do any exercises like counting to ten or rolling your tongue around inside your mouth. The answer to overcoming being a rageaholic can be found in two words: Forgive yourself.

Let me explain. We all have made some serious mistakes in our lives. With each mistake, comes an element of shame. As more mistakes are made, the shame begins to compound, much like compound interest. The end result of compound interest is that you end up with more money that what you started with, and in some cases, a lot more money. Such is the case with compound shame, as each mistake is made, you tend to feel more and more shame until you are dealing with a mountain of shame. This shame causes a lot of anger in a person’s mind. We begin to lash out at others, especially if we feel threatened. This shame/anger/rage may also give way to anxiety and panic.

But how can forgiving myself deal with shame and anger? You might ask. Well, let me explain what happened with a friend of mine and his wife several months ago. There was a pattern developing between the two of them. Something would happen and he would go off like a fire cracker. It was happening about every two weeks. He would apologize, ask forgiveness and after a week or so, they seemed to be getting along great. But, by about the second week, almost to the day of the full two weeks, something would set him off and he would be raging again. The last episode, which was a little over two months ago, saw him pounding his fist on their kitchen counter and yelling at his wife. His wife was so dumbfounded by his violent behavior, he told me that she immediately picked up the phone book and started looking for doctors to get him help.

He was advised by a good friend that he needed to forgive himself. I must say, I have seen both him and his wife and they are getting along great. He hasn’t raged in about two months and has a lot more peace and acceptance of himself.

Another factor in alleviating anger is to make sure you are doing what God wants you to do. By that I mean, if you are a singer or some other type of artist and you are trying to become a counselor, or some other vocation, you may find yourself expending energy and time trying to be what you are not called to be. It’s like trying to be something that you are just not cut out to do. Let me explain. I know a gifted friend of mine who loved to make websites, yet made very little money doing so. This person was very good at writing stories and songs, but, because of his desire to make websites, he spent little time, ‘stirring up the gift’ that God gave him. He was growing more and more miserable until he lashed out at God, demanding to know why, after training courses, purchasing themes, plugins, etc., that he still had not made any money in two years.

God told him point blank that his gift was in writing and not in web design. That he could have written several books had he not spent his time trying to drum up something within himself that was not there. God went on to tell him that his sites didn’t look that great either.

So, here is a man who devoted two years to a non-working venture only to make himself upset and frustrated for doing something that he was not called to do.

If you are wondering what your purpose in life is supposed to be, look for what you are good at and enjoy doing and go for it. Make sure that it is truly what you are cut out to do. Don’t fool yourself by thinking that it is something you love, when doing so brings little or no income. We all have to survive on this planet and that requires money. Just thought I would share.



There is something on this planet that is extremely contagious. It’s more contagious than the common cold, AIDS, herpes, and Ebola all put together. This thing is so contagious that it can cost you everything in an instant. It starts as a thought in your mind and then progresses to an erroneous belief system and then finally, it’s end result is a great deal of pain and anguish. What is this contagious thing? Why, it’s our attitude!

Attitude is what drives ISIS. They have an air of superiority, or, if you will, an attitude of superiority. It drives people to condemn people to hell. It drives others to having their own select group where tradition is one of the main priorities and only a few are allowed in.

What’s the difference between a good attitude and a bad attitude? I think a good attitude is wrapped up in having an honest relationship with our creator, trying our best to observe his Commandments and following his ways, being quick to forgive, allowing God to avenge those who wrong us, instead of seeking revenge ourselves, trying our best to love all people, regardless of the color of our skin, our religious persuasions, and our lifestyles.

A bad attitude has it’s roots in holding grudges, seeking revenge for past hurts, being slow to forgive or not forgiving at all. Desiring to hurt someone because they hurt you.

I experienced this last week. I have a co-worker who I allowed to upset me to the point where I ‘caught’ his attitude. This happened last Friday. As time went by, my attitude began to fester where I wanted to avenge a whole bunch of people who had upset me from the past. Most of these individual’s behaviors centered around bullying. In my mind, I was going to avenge them all, after all, they really hurt me, just like my co-worker was hurting me.

I said to my wife yesterday that I can’t seem to get out of where I was emotionally and couldn’t see the forest for the trees. I was going to talk over things with my wife, but decided to call someone I knew a little further away. What happened next blew me away.

Not only was I holding past people and their derision of me, in unforgiveness, I went to a very dark place of feeling sorry for myself for all the bad things people had done to me. Well, my friend didn’t buy into my pity party, instead she called me on the wrong I did to my co-worker. Yes, there are always more than two sides to a story, there are three. My side, their side, and the truth. My friend called me to be truthful and I really didn’t want to look at the other side because my attitude had convinced me how right I was and how wrong my co-worker was.

What it all boils down is two adults, male I might add, acting like a couple of kindergarten students who are having a fight with each other. They’re squabbling over petty things that shouldn’t have even been spoken about, as it was so minor.

That being said, here is what I walked away with from the experience:

1) Attitudes, especially negative ones, are extremely contagious.

2) God uses the attitudes of others and ourselves to show us what is in our hearts, the good and the bad
3) If I don’t get the message or lesson God is trying to teach me, I will be presented with the same issue again and again until I overcome it and learn it.

4) If I choose to hold onto the negative attitude, it will snowball into a greater offence and incorporate offenses from other people who should have been forgiven or were forgiven in the first place. Holding on to an offence will, in the end, cause me to lose my sanity, as all I will want to do is get even.

5) The battle belongs to the Lord. He will avenge me, in the big things and the little things. I have to give it all to him. He fights our battles, we’re called to love, forgive and to pray for our enemies and those who spitefully use us.

6) The more I seek to avenge myself against another, the more I separate myself from God. Then my wife, then my friends, and everyone else.

7) A festering bad attitude, coupled with the desire to get even, can cause a lot of collateral damage to our family, co-workers, friends and even God. I think the bad attitude was putting my job in jeopardy, as well as it was starting to affect the relationship with my wife. Had this gone on longer, I could have wound up losing everything I had worked for these past two years: A good relationship with God, a beautiful wife, a nice place to live, a good job, and the list just goes on and on. All this because I had a grudge against my co-worker.

I wonder how many people are living in perilous circumstances because they wouldn’t lower their pride and shift their perspective to see things as they really are instead of what they ‘perceive’ them to be. As my friend has said to their young children. “We can do this the hard way or the easy way.” Even though the children were given an option, sometimes they chose the hard way and things did not work out for them as they wanted it to.

So it was for me. I could choose the easy way which is to forgive, let go, and let God, stop playing the tapes in my mind and start behaving like a grown adult, or I could choose the ‘hard’ way and lose my job, my wife, my friends, God? and so many other things. It is just that serious.

If you are racist, a bully, someone who wants to seek revenge on others for things that are so old it has dinosaur doo-doo on it, you want to think it’s everyone else who is wrong and you have done nothing wrong, you feel somehow you are owed money or something else because you have been wronged, or simply having are having a pity party, then chances are you have a bad attitude.