“DO WE NEED TO DO MORE?”

Colosians 1:13-20 The Incomparable Christ
[13] For He rescued us from the domain of darkness, and transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son, [14] in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins. [15] He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. [16] For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities–all things have been created through Him and for Him. [17] He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together. [18] He is also head of the body, the church; and He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, so that He Himself will come to have first place in everything. [19] For it was the Father’s good pleasure for all the fullness to dwell in Him, 0] and through Him to reconcile all things to Himself, having made peace through the blood of His cross; through Him, I say, whether things on earth or things in heaven.

NOTE: Do we need to do more after we have been rescued from the kingdom of darkness and transferred into the kingdom of His beloved Son? Through placing our faith in Jesus the Son of God, He redeemed us and forgave all of our sins. Through Jesus, all things were created; in heavens and on earth; thrones or dominions; good rulers, as well as tyrannical, despotic or cruel ones (the likes of Hitler, Stalin, Nero, Caligula, Pol Pot, etc., etc.). Jesus is the head of the church or bodies of believers, the beginning of all things, the first one raised from the dead.

Now, there are those who question how do we go about to get redeemed and all of our sins forgiven?

Paul said: “Through the word of faith.”

Romans 10: The Word of Faith Brings Salvation
[8] But what does it say? “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart”–that is, the word of faith which we are preaching, [9] that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved; [10] for with the heart a person believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation. [11] For the Scripture says, “Whoever believes in Him will not be disappointed.” [12] For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; for the same Lord is Lord of all, abounding in riches for all who call on Him; [13] for “Whoever will call on the name of the Lord will be saved.”

Once again I ask this question: “Do we need to do more to assure our salvation?” No! However, common sense should guide us that after we have been forgiven of our sins, it follows that we have to repent by trying to faithfully abide by the God’s Law or Commandments. These Commandments are summarized as the Great Law and is recorded in the book of Matthews chapter 22 verses 35-40: [35] One of them, a lawyer, asked Him a question, testing Him, “Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?” [37] And He said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ [38] “This is the great and foremost commandment. [39] “The second is like it, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ [40] “On these two commandments hang the whole Law and the Prophets.”

Having said that, what we think as easy commands to obey, these are not what they seem. On top of that, we are constantly attacked by our enemy, the devil, into submitting to his plan to destruct. The devil is quite a formidable enemy of mankind. He uses the age old tactics of using subterfuge and camouflage to seduce.

Let us turn to the book of Mark chapter 13:
[21] “And then if anyone says to you, ‘Behold, here is the Christ’; or, ‘Behold, He is there’; do not believe him; [22] for false Christs and false prophets will arise, and will show signs and wonders, in order to lead astray, if possible, the elect. [23] “But take heed; behold, I have told you everything in advance.

The Rise of False Christs?

But what you have watched in the video above, to most believers, those false Christs are too obviously apparent as false!

But how can we be sure we are not sucked into camouflaged false doctrine?

Even though the book of Romans chapter 10 verse 12 says: “There is no distinction between Jew and Greek” we are still seduced into believing that since Jesus came into this world as a Jew, we therefore should go back to the so called Hebrew Root. That back to the Hebrew root movement gain a tremendous following in, of all places, Indonesia, the country which boasts as having the largest Muslim population. Practicing one’s faith without trying to look Jewish in Muslim country carries certain risks. But, displaying oneself absurdly as a Jew, invite ridicules and even danger.

We did join an assembly purporting to be teaching the Hebrew root of the Christian faith in our city here in Canada. We thought we found the real McCoy; at last we found a Messianic assembly. However, upon close examination, we realized that we were led into a different gospel; in that we were taught that we have to keep the torah of Moses as much as possible. And we also have to celebrate the Jewish feasts according to the rabbinic traditions; meaning Judaism.

Jesus did warn us about the way to test a false prophet or false servant of God, which conversely speaking, is a true servant of gods, if you get the drift!

Matthews 7: A Tree and Its Fruit
[15] “Beware of the false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly are ravenous wolves.
[16] “You will know them by their fruits. Grapes are not gathered from thorn bushes or figs from thistles, are they?
[17] “So every good tree bears good fruit, but the bad tree bears bad fruit.
[18] “A good tree cannot produce bad fruit, nor can a bad tree produce good fruit.
[19] “Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.
[20] “So then, you will know them by their fruits.

Paul complimented the Lord Jesus’ warning with the following traits to look out for in some one, the leader or fellow members, even as a checklist towards oneself:

Paul said in 2 Timothy 3: “Difficult Times Will Come”
[1]But realize this, that in the last days difficult times will come. [2] For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, revilers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy, [3] unloving, irreconcilable, malicious gossips, without self-control, brutal, haters of good, [4] treacherous, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, [5] holding to a form of godliness, although they have denied its power; Avoid such men as these…

[13] But evil men and impostors will proceed from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived.

We are still reeling from the effects of false doctrine and false teacher. We have seen and experienced those traits and some of us have not dug themselves out of these false doctrines. Here we are talking about transference of the spirit. They follow the traits of the deposed leader in that; they severed relationship with one who does not agree with their theological aspiration or who left the assembly.

Let us watch the following video:

Paul continued with the following verses to the Colossians’ assembly.

Colossians 2:6-8, 13-17 You Are Built Up in Christ
[6] Therefore as you have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, [7] having been firmly rooted and now being built up in Him and established in your faith, just as you were instructed, and overflowing with gratitude. [8] See to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deception, according to the tradition of men, according to the elementary principles of the world, rather than according to Christ…

[13] When you were dead in your transgressions and the un-circumcision of your flesh, He made you alive together with Him, having forgiven us all our transgressions, [14] having canceled out the certificate of debt consisting of decrees against us, which was hostile to us; and He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross. [15] When He had disarmed the rulers and authorities, He made a public display of them, having triumphed over them through Him.
[16] Therefore no one is to act as your judge in regard to food or drink or in respect to a festival or a new moon or a Sabbath day—
[17] things which are a mere shadow of what is to come; but the substance belongs to Christ.

What I am going to concentrate on are verses 16 and 17 above.

In regard to food and drink:

When Paul mentioned food and drink, he rebutted the keeping of clean meats (kosher). However in the meat department, apostle Yacob (James) by the approval of the Holy Spirit, had re-directed gentiles believers to abide by a Four Golden Rules, namely: 1. not to eat blood, 2. and meat offered to idols 3. and meat from strangled animals 4. from fornication (Acts 15:29).

In respect to a festival:

Let us review the meaning of the four Spring festivals: 1. Passover 2. Unleavened Bread 3. Feast of First Fruit and 4. Feast of Weeks (Shavuot).

1. Passover was the day when Jesus was sacrificed as sin offering for mankind. [Jesus had fulfilled that].
2. Unleavened bread symbolizes sin free (unblemished Lamb of God) sacrificed for the redemption of mankind; all who believe in Him, are made sin free as well. [Jesus had fulfilled that]
3. First Fruit; Colossians 1:18c above says: Jesus is “the firstborn from the dead” [Jesus had fulfilled that]
4. ‘You shall count fifty days to the day after the seventh Sabbath; then you shall present a new grain offering to the LORD. (Leviticus 23:16) It is called the Festival of Weeks or Pentecost in the Greek translation.

What does “a new grain offering” represent? Let us look at the event occurring on the fiftieth day after Lord Jesus rose up from the dead:

Acts 2: The Day of Pentecost
[1] When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place.
[2] And suddenly there came from heaven a noise like a violent rushing wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting.
[3] And there appeared to them tongues as of fire distributing themselves, and they rested on each one of them.

NOTE: Who were the people known as “they”? They were the newly freed or redeemed apostles and other believers who were then declared to be “Unleavened” or “sin free” or “a new grain.”

So, by all counts, all the four Spring time feasts had all been fulfilled by the Lord Jesus Christ just slightly over two thousand years ago, with one important point. At the feast of Passover, Lord Jesus, as a Jew, celebrated it with a difference. During the meal, He did the following:

Luke 22: The Lord’s Supper
[14] When the hour had come, He reclined at the table, and the apostles with Him.
[15] And He said to them, “I have earnestly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer;
[16] for I say to you, I shall never again eat it until it is fulfilled in the kingdom of God.”
[17] And when He had taken a cup and given thanks, He said, “Take this and share it among yourselves;
[18] for I say to you, I will not drink of the fruit of the vine from now on until the kingdom of God comes.”
[19] And when He had taken some bread and given thanks, He broke it and gave it to them, saying, “This is My body which is given for you; do this in remembrance of Me.”
[20] And in the same way He took the cup after they had eaten, saying, “This cup which is poured out for you is the new covenant in My blood.

Jesus instituted the model on how to celebrate Passover under the New Covenant in His blood. Paul, the expert Judaizer teaches us likewise.

1 Corinthians 11: The Lord’s Supper
[23] For I received from the Lord that which I also delivered to you, that the Lord Jesus in the night in which He was betrayed took bread; [24] and when He had given thanks, He broke it and said, “This is My body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of Me.” [25] In the same way He took the cup also after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in My blood; do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me.” [26] For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until He comes.

Some bible scholars think that the Holy Communion should only be done once a year, at the same time when Jews celebrate Passover (Pesach). But, Jesus directed us to do this whenever we want to remember His gift of eternal lives through His broken body and His shed blood. Out of the four Spring time feasts instructed in the Torah of Moses, the newly established Holy Communion is the only feast left to be celebrated as a remembrance of Jesus’ death.

Paul teaches us that “as often as you eat…and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until He comes.”

Since all Spring festivals had already been fulfilled and a new one, the Holy Communion, had been instituted to be celebrated as often as we wish to proclaim the Lord’s death “until He comes,” it goes without saying, that we are now living in anticipation of His Second Coming.

That being the case, it is wise for us to put our spiritual affairs in order and according with God’s commandment. Never mind about Fall festivals, some of us will be raptured and we all will attend the White throne judgment (actual Yom Kippur) for our rewards and subsequently will reign with the Lord Jesus Christ in the Millennial Kingdom in New Jerusalem. Therefore let us prayerfully wait and praise God along with His angels who are telling us that Jesus and His Children are coming soon. They sang at His Birth, and they are singing for about to happen Second Coming.
HalleluYAH, HalleluYAH, HalleluYAH.

Please watch the following video:

Angelic Host Singing Hallelujah (caught on tape) in Kansas

Aaron Halim.

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THE NAME OF THE STAR IS CALLED WORMWOOD

The video presentation following the introductory verses of scripture, describes verses 7 through 11; how these events will occur, scientifically and astrologically.

Revelation 8: The Seventh Seal–the Trumpets
[1] When the Lamb broke the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven for about half an hour. [2] And I saw the seven angels who stand before God, and seven trumpets were given to them. [3] Another angel came and stood at the altar, holding a golden censer; and much incense was given to him, so that he might add it to the prayers of all the saints on the golden altar which was before the throne. [4] And the smoke of the incense, with the prayers of the saints, went up before God out of the angel’s hand. [5] Then the angel took the censer and filled it with the fire of the altar, and threw it to the earth; and there followed peals of thunder and sounds and flashes of lightning and an earthquake. [6] And the seven angels who had the seven trumpets prepared themselves to sound them.

[7] The first sounded, and there came hail and fire, mixed with blood, and they were thrown to the earth; and a third of the earth was burned up, and a third of the trees were burned up, and all the green grass was burned up.
[8] The second angel sounded, and something like a great mountain burning with fire was thrown into the sea; and a third of the sea became blood,
[9] and a third of the creatures which were in the sea and had life, died; and a third of the ships were destroyed.
[10] The third angel sounded, and a great star fell from heaven, burning like a torch, and it fell on a third of the rivers and on the springs of waters.
[11] The name of the star is called Wormwood; and a third of the waters became wormwood, and many men died from the waters, because they were made bitter.

2 Peter 2: The Rise of False Prophets

1 But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will also be false teachers among you, who will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing swift destruction upon themselves.
2 Many will follow their sensuality, and because of them the way of the truth will be maligned;
3 and in their greed they will exploit you with false words; their judgment from long ago is not idle, and their destruction is not asleep.
4 For if God did not spare angels when they sinned, but cast them into hell and committed them to pits of darkness, reserved for judgment;
5 and did not spare the ancient world, but preserved Noah, a preacher of righteousness, with seven others, when He brought a flood upon the world of the ungodly;
6 and if He condemned the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah to destruction by reducing them to ashes, having made them an example to those who would live ungodly lives thereafter;
7 and if He rescued righteous Lot, oppressed by the sensual conduct of unprincipled men
8 (for by what he saw and heard that righteous man, while living among them, felt his righteous soul tormented day after day by their lawless deeds),
9 then the Lord knows how to rescue the godly from temptation, and to keep the unrighteous under punishment for the day of judgment,
10 and especially those who indulge the flesh in its corrupt desires and despise authority. Daring, self-willed, they do not tremble when they revile angelic majesties,
11 whereas angels who are greater in might and power do not bring a reviling judgment against them before the Lord.

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WHY THE JEWS REJECT JESUS AS THEIR MESSIAH? [Part 2]

2 Rebuilding the Holy Temple

This study is prompted by a video offered by Jews for Judaism in which the speaker or rabbi presented a six point reasons of why Jews reject Jesus as their Messiah. This presentation is accompanied by verses of scriptures specifically quoted to authenticate his reasoning. For clarity sake, permit me to show again this video presentation followed with detailed verses of scriptures which we will examine together.

I am not claiming to be an expert nor am I challenging this highly learned rabbi. I am only an uneducated and untrained man [Acts 4:13]. No, by studying the Jews’ side point of view, after all they are the Chosen ones, my faith in Jesus Christ or Yeshua ha Masiach, the exalted Son of God, as my Master, Redeemer and High Priest, who constantly intercedes on our behalves, is re-affirmed. Amen!

2 Rebuilding the Holy Temple [Isa 2:2-3,56:6-7,60:7,66:20; Eze 37:26-27; Mal 3:4; Zec 14:20-21]

Isaiah 2: God’s Universal Reign
[2] Now it will come about that In the last days The mountain of the house of the LORD Will be established as the chief of the mountains, And will be raised above the hills; And all the nations will stream to it. [3] And many people will come and say, “Come, let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, To the house of the God of Jacob; That He may teach us concerning His ways And that we may walk in His paths.” For the law will go forth from Zion and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.

Note: The above quoted verses are taken from the second chapter of the book of Isaiah, verses 2-3: captioned “God’s Universal Reign.” The presenter of the video used them in the topic of “Rebuilding the Holy Temple.” While he truthfully said that at the time of the Lord’s ministry, the second temple was still standing and the Lord Himself was seen to be walking in and around the vicinity, while He was still alive. But He (Jesus) held no priestly position then, because it is said in the book of Hebrews chapter 8 verses 4-5: Now if He (the Lord Jesus) were on earth, He would not be a priest at all, since there are those who offer the gifts according to the Law; [5] who serve a copy and shadow of the heavenly things, just as Moses was warned by God when he was about to erect the tabernacle; for, “See,” He says, “that you make all things according to the pattern which was shown you on the mountain.”

The argument against the eminence of Jesus as the Messiah, according to the rabbi who presents the video, is none other than the absence of the prophetic event recorded in verse 3; “…And many people will come and say, “Come, let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, To the house of the God of Jacob…”

What? To the second temple which was then standing in Jerusalem? Actually, in the second temple, Holy of Holies was just an empty space. The original Ark of Covenant, the Table of Show Bread and the Golden Laver were all taken away hidden in a cave under the place where Lord Jesus would be hung on the stake (Golgotha). They were hidden away during the siege of Jerusalem by Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon, around 605 B.C. You can watch this truth in my article, linked below:

http://wp.me/p3jyMk-P

When Jesus was still walking on this sinful sod, the Jews (Benyamin & Judah) were then the only tribes living in Israel (I can be wrong). The huge majority of the Israelis were then still scattered around the world profaning God’s Holy name as God said through His prophet Ezekiel chapter 36 verses 22-24.

Now, Isaiah chapter 2 verse 2 started with the following phrase: “Now it will come about that In the last days.” It was very clear as to the time when this pretty sight will come into being. But when the Lord Jesus was still alive and walking in Israel, it was far from being considered as the last days. The Lord did talked about the last days to His disciples, even prophesied of how those days were going to be. As a matter of fact, the Lord Jesus clearly predicted what to watch out for as we enter into the last days.

Now for the benefit of those people beloved by God, who are still rejecting the Lord Jesus as the Messiah, thus refuse to read the New Covenant portion of scripture, I will quote the full section of what the Lord Jesus disclosed to His disciples and eventually to us gentiles as well, as to what would happen in the last days:

“Matthew [Mattithyahu] 24: Signs of Christ’s Return
[1] Jesus came out from the temple and was going away when His disciples came up to point out the temple buildings to Him. [2] And He said to them, “Do you not see all these things? Truly I say to you, not one stone here will be left upon another, which will not be torn down.”

Sub-note: Is the (second) temple, which was still standing when the Lord Jesus was still alive and predicted that, “not one stone here will be left upon another, which will not be torn down” is still existing, now? No! What the Lord said would happen, did actually happen about 38 years later. He said to His disciples in verse 25: “Behold, I have told you in advance.” Let us be truthful; did He not tell us the “end from the beginning?” Who can only do that? The answer is very obvious. I don’t want to insult anybody’s intelligence by giving the answer to that rhetorical question.

Now this truth is very upsetting! While the Al Aqsa mosque with the Dome of the Rock stands proudly on the temple mount on whose compound the Arabs’ kids play football, unhindered, the people of God is left praying and wailing facing a wall of a part (?) of what had been the Herod’s built temple! If the man made temple was still required, do any of us believe that God will let mere man to destroy it? We have a much greater and perfect temple, not built by hand!

Didn’t the purpose of the Lord Jesus’ first coming was to redeem mankind, Jews and gentiles equally, to take us all out of the kingdom of darkness into His wonderful kingdom of Light and Love? Who won’t want to be freed from being bond servant to the devil and bound for Hell?

He came as a Lamb of God, whose purpose is said in the book of Hebrews [Ibr’im] chapter 9 verse 11 & 12: “But when Christ appeared as a high priest of the good things to come, He entered through the greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this creation; [12] and not through the blood of goats and calves, but through His own blood, He entered the holy place once for all, having obtained eternal redemption.”

That is more than the Good News; it is the very best there is, and no other method is available to be made right with God the Father, except through faith in Yeshua ha Masiach, who had died and rose again, and ascended into heaven and sits as our High Priest in the order of Melchizedek, not in the order of Aaron, the Levites!

Continuing with the Lord Jesus’ predictions which are beginning to manifest within the last few years, which everybody notice, the secular world with fear and confusion; believers in Jesus Christ our true Messiah, watch with joy and happy expectation as we are witnessing what our Lord and Savior had warned us vigorously:

[3] As He was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will these things happen, and what will be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age?” [4] And Jesus answered and said to them, “See to it that no one misleads you. [5] “For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will mislead many. [6] “You will be hearing of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not frightened, for those things must take place, but that is not yet the end. [7] “For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom and in various places there will be famines and earthquakes. [8] “But all these things are merely the beginning of birth pangs. [9] “Then they will deliver you to tribulation, and will kill you, and you will be hated by all nations because of My name. [10] “At that time many will fall away and will betray one another and hate one another. [11] “Many false prophets will arise and will mislead many. [12] “Because lawlessness is increased, most people’s love will grow cold. [13] “But the one who endures to the end, he will be saved. [14] “This gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all the nations, and then the end will come.”…

With what have been happening in the world these days, we can see that the Lord Jesus’ prophesies about the signs in the last days, have now turned into real news events. I have written at least two articles concerning these last days’ signs. I am giving you two links to my articles about this very thing in the following:

Mysterious Sounds Heard Around the World: http://wp.me/p3jyMk-q
Birth Pains Accelerating… http://wp.me/p3jyMk-12

So the rabbi’s quoted verse 2, which says that people (meaning nations) would be streaming up to the temple mount where the temple stood, can never happen when it was prophesied. But as we move further into these last days period, there are talks in Israel about building the third temple. The following is a video presentation about man’s plan (not God’s) to build a Third Temple:

Here is another Third Temple building plan, the plan of man:

In view of what is said in Hebrews 9 verse 11 & 12 quoted somewhere above, man’s plan to build the Third Temple can be viewed as deliberate acts of defiance against God’s completed work of redemption through the shed blood of His highly Exalted Son, Jesus the Messiah! They are planning to work out their salvation in accordance with the Torah of Moses which nobody was able to do, while continuing to reject Jesus’ sacrificial death on the stake, by resuming to have animal sacrifices and burnt offerings.

The book of Hebrews chapter 10 verses 14-18 says: One Sacrifice of Christ Is Sufficient
[14] For by one offering He has perfected for all time those who are sanctified. [15] And the Holy Spirit also testifies to us; for after saying, [16] “This is the covenant that I will make with them After those days, says the Lord: I will put My laws upon their heart, And on their mind I will write them,” He then says, [17] “And their sins and their lawless deeds I will remember no more.” [18] Now where there is forgiveness of these things, there is no longer any offering for sin.

Aren’t we, the believing gentiles, the blessed one? While the Chosen People are still groping and fumbling for the Messiah, we have found the Messiah who fit the bill of the redeeming power of the almighty and loving God, Yahweh Tsevaot! We are the “elect” of God! HalleluYAH!

All the rest of quoted verses following, [Isaiah 56:6-7,60:7,66:20; Ezekiel 37:26-27; Malachi 3:4; Zechariah 14:20-21], more or less have the same similar timeline and have been covered in the above ramblings of the uneducated and untrained old man, me!

Aaron Halim ( an uneducated and untrained old man)

WHY THE JEWS REJECT JESUS AS THEIR MESSIAH? [Part 1]

This study is prompted by a video offered by Jews for Judaism in which the speaker or rabbi presented a six point reasons of why Jews reject Jesus as their Messiah. This presentation is accompanied by verses of scriptures specifically quoted to authenticate his reasoning. For clarity sake, permit me to show again this video presentation followed with detailed verses of scriptures which we will examine together.

I am not claiming to be an expert nor am I challenging this highly learned rabbi. I am only an uneducated and untrained man [Acts 4:13]. No, by studying the Jews’ side point of view, after all they are the Chosen ones, my faith in Jesus Christ or Yeshua ha Masiach, the exalted Son of God, as my Master, Redeemer and High Priest, who constantly intercedes on our behalves, is re-affirmed. Amen!

1 Ingathering of the Jewish Exiles [Deu 30:3; Isa 11:11-12; Jer 30:3, 32:37, Eze 11:17, 36:24]

Deuteronomy 30: Restoration Promised
[1] “So it shall be when all of these things have come upon you, the blessing and the curse which I have set before you, and you call them to mind in all nations where the LORD your God has banished you, [2] and you return to the LORD your God and obey Him with all your heart and soul according to all that I command you today, you and your sons, [3] then the LORD your God will restore you from captivity, and have compassion on you, and will gather you again from all the peoples where the LORD your God has scattered you.

Note: The speaker (rabbi) took only the third verse which renders the quotation to be out of context. Now what is interesting to remember is that, at the time Moses told them all of the above, the Jews (Israelites and Judah) had not been banished as yet. They were forewarned that they would be exiled because God knew before hand that they would transgress the Law or the Ten Commandments of God and for that, they would be banished to all people (nations) [verse 1]. They were promised the blessings of returning to their own land after they first obeyed God with all their “heart and soul according to all that I (Moses) command you today, you and your sons” [verse 2]. A condition was placed before this would happen. They had to do that out of their own freewill. Where does it say that this would happen when the Messiah comes?

Then, the Jews must be expecting that this would happen supernaturally, through the prompting of the Holy Spirit. But, generally speaking, for all banished Jews to be guided by the Holy Spirit (Ruach ha Kodesh) is very slim. What can bring this about?

Let us bring in the view of a highly educated and well-known Judaizer, Sha’ul of Tarsus. In the following he talked about his credential in Galatians 1: 11-14: For I would have you know, brethren, that the gospel which was preached by me is not according to man. [12] For I neither received it from man, nor was I taught it, but I received it through a revelation of Jesus Christ. [13] For you have heard of my former manner of life in Judaism, how I used to persecute the church of God beyond measure and tried to destroy it; [14] and I was advancing in Judaism beyond many of my contemporaries among my countrymen, being more extremely zealous for my ancestral traditions.”

He was not boasting of his expertise, no, but he was frustrated with the exiled Jews that tried to draw members of his congregation back to Judaism – with the rite of circumcision and keeping the Torah of Moses. Then in Galatians 3: Paul once again stressed the point that “Faith Brings Righteousness.” He wrote in [verse 1] You foolish Galatians, who has bewitched you, before whose eyes Jesus Christ was publicly portrayed as crucified? [Verse 2] This is the only thing I want to find out from you: did you receive the Spirit by the works of the Torah, or by hearing with faith? Of course he meant “Faith in Yeshua ha Masiach.”

The following are other verses of scripture the speaker (rabbi) quoted in support of point 1 The Ingathering…

Isaiah 11: The Restored Remnant
[11] Then it will happen on that day that the Lord Will again recover the second time with His hand The remnant of His people, who will remain, From Assyria, Egypt, Pathros, Cush, Elam, Shinar, Hamath, And from the islands of the sea. [12]And He will lift up a standard for the nations And assemble the banished ones of Israel, And will gather the dispersed of Judah From the four corners of the earth.

Note: The phrase “the second time” talks about a future event; “the first time” points to the “Ingathering from other nations” which we are seeing happening within the last few years. Isaiah foresaw this “second time” event in the reign of the shoot of Jesse, which by inference points to reign of the Messiah, considering that the Jews had alraedy started to be gathered back to the Land of Israel in great number, this could only mean, the last remaining Jews, who had not come back presently, or the remaining six millions or so Jews who are still scattered abroad.

More on this is written in the last paragraph of this article, Ezekiel 11:17; Ezekiel 36:22-24.

The next two quoted verses, taken from the book of prophet Jeremiah, talk about bringing Jews (Israel and Judah), from exile to Babylon.

Jeremiah 30: Deliverance from Captivity Promised
[3] ‘For behold, days are coming,’ declares the LORD, ‘when I will restore the fortunes of My people Israel and Judah.’ The LORD says, ‘I will also bring them back to the land that I gave to their forefathers and they shall possess it.'”

Jeremiah 32: Jeremiah Prays and God Explains
[37] “Behold, I will gather them out of all the lands to which I have driven them in My anger, in My wrath and in great indignation; and I will bring them back to this place and make them dwell in safety.

The following verses taken from the book of Ezekiel talk about restoring the remnant Jews back to Israel, a number of them found salvation through faith in what they called Yeshua ha Masiach (Jesus the Messiah).

Ezekiel 11: Promise of Restoration
[17] “Therefore say, ‘Thus says the Lord GOD, “I will gather you from the peoples and assemble you out of the countries among which you have been scattered, and I will give you the land of Israel.”‘

Note: The following verses should be noted, because it is very important to understand the reason of why God bring them back before they completely turned to God, on their own freewill as required [Deuteronomy 30:2].

Ezekiel 36: Israel to Be Renewed for His Name’s Sake
[22] “Therefore say to the house of Israel, ‘Thus says the Lord GOD, “It is not for your sake, O house of Israel, that I am about to act, but for My holy name, which you have profaned among the nations where you went. [23] “I will vindicate the holiness of My great name which has been profaned among the nations, which you have profaned in their midst. Then the nations will know that I am the LORD,” declares the Lord GOD, “when I prove Myself holy among you in their sight. [24] “For I will take you from the nations, gather you from all the lands and bring you into your own land.

Note: Within the last few years, this ingathering has taken place and is still taking place, financed by, among others, Christians’ assemblies. This is called Aliyah. Jews from all over the world are given the so called Right of Return. Presently, the number of Jews living in Israel (about six million)  is equal if not exceeding the number of this people still living abroad.

Now one can argue that this is happening despite the fact that they might not have obeyed God with all their “heart and soul according to all that Moses had command them, in the very first quoted verse(s) of scripture above.  And, the expected Messiah has not appeared in Israel as yet.

Then, these returns are in fulfillment of Ezekiel prophesy as quoted immediately above, Ezekiel 36: 22-24 as well as in Ezekiel 11:17. God brings them back, because these Jews profaned God’s Holy Name in the nations where they had been scattered.

The quoted verses Ezekiel 11:17 should be scrutinized with the follow-up verses, 18-21 which support verses Ezekiel 36:25-28. You will find that only in the last days, that a number of Jews have their veils removed when they accepted Jesus as their Master and Messiah as the following verses of scripture attest: 2 Corinthians 3:14-16 But their minds were hardened; for until this very day at the reading of the old covenant the same veil remains unlifted, because it is removed in Christ. [15] But to this day whenever Moses is read, a veil lies over their heart; [16] but whenever a person turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away.

Continuing Ezekiel 36:

[25] “Then I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you will be clean; I will cleanse you from all your filthiness and from all your idols. [26] “Moreover, I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; and I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. [27] “I will put My Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you will be careful to observe My ordinances. [28] “You will live in the land that I gave to your forefathers; so you will be My people, and I will be your God.

Note: Are we looking at baptism to some of them, as is really happening in Israel? Now let us not argue about the word sprinkle in [verse 25]. A drop of water from God’s finger could deluge lakes. The point is, there is a hint of water baptism in this verse.
It is reported that there is a resurgence of Messianic Jews in Israel. They are the ones who are given new hearts and a new spirit. The indwelling of the Holy Spirit (Ruach ha Kodesh) [verse 27] will enable them to walk in God’s statutes and His ordinances. These are the ones who can claim to be God’s people. Are they what is popularly known as the remnant group [Isaiah 11]?

Please watch the following video:

Here is what the Judaic Jews should consider very seriously: [John 5:23] “…that all should value the Son even as they value the Father. He who does not value the Son does not value the Father who sent Him”.

This covers only the “1 Ingathering of the Jewish Exiles [Deu 30:3; Isa 11:11-12; Jer 30:3, 32:37, Eze 11:17, 36:24]

God willing, we will study the next topic: “2 Rebuilding the Holy Temple” within the next few days, as God gives me health and strength to share His truth.

Aaron Halim (the uneducated and untrained)

The New Age, Rick Warren, Glenn Beck, Alleister Crowley, And The Great Falling Away

This video presentation will equip “believers” into God’s truth and expose what New Age doctrines are being taught in these days and age. It is only a 1 hour 30 minutes of deep teaching presentation which I believe you will agree that it is time well spent so that you are not duped by all sorts of teachings from Satan and his followers.

We need to be educated in this matter, because our salvation may depend on this knowledge. As Paul warned the Philippians: [ Php 2:12] Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.
This is a very extensive lesson of how the enemies work. Pastor Michael Hoggard has the anointing of God and so eloquent to expose what the enemies are doing fulfilling what Jesus had already warned us: Mar 13:22 For false Christs and false prophets shall rise, and shall shew signs and wonders, to seduce, if it were possible, even the elect.

When Paul wrote: 1Timothy 5:22 “Lay hands suddenly on no man, neither be partaker of other men’s sins: keep thyself pure” we will see why?
Leviticus 19: Idolatry Forbidden
31 ‘Do not turn to mediums or spiritists; do not seek them out to be defiled by them. I am the LORD your God.

The Commandment summarizes the above Old Testament verse in the First Law:

Exodus 20: The Ten Commandments

1 Then God spoke all these words, saying, 2 “I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery. 3 “You shall have no other gods before Me.

Let us watch the following:

WHO ARE STILL WAITING FOR THE MESSIAH? (I don’t mean the Mahdi of the other faith)

Most of the time when read the bible, we do not examine those verses as closely as they deserve. Let us visit our Master & Savior and His disciples in their intimate moment on the top of Mount Olive, which is situated right across the cement-blocked Eastern or Golden Gate. Jesus instructed His disciples to pay attention to the following:

Matthews 24:4-8 And Yeshua answering, said to them, “Take heed that no one leads you astray. [5] “For many shall come in My Name, saying, ‘I am the Messiah,’ and they shall lead many astray.

Note:
[5] “For many shall come in My Name, saying, ‘I am the Messiah,’ and they shall lead many astray.

Let the following teaching video presentation brings to light what was predicted is happening in these days and age:

[6] “And you shall begin to hear of fighting and reports of fighting. See that you are not troubled, for these have to take place, but the end is not yet. [7] “For nation shall rise against nation, and reign against reign. And there shall be scarcities of food, and deadly diseases, and earthquakes in places. [8] “And all these are the beginning of birth pains.

Note:
[7a] “For nation shall rise against nation, and reign against reign.

When our Master told His disciples in the above verses, He was of course, prophesying to a time in the future. So it was not actually for the direct benefit of those disciples, but rather for the benefit of those who will come after them, like us believers. For sure, His disciples knew who the Messiah was then, since the Messiah was right there, talking to them. While the land of Israel was then under the occupation of the Roman Empire, in general, there was no noteworthy war taking place at that time, nor stories heard about any military skirmishes, as we are experiencing nowadays.

Therefore, once again, I will submit that the prediction was for our benefit, we, who acknowledge Him as our Messiah and have access and accept the New Covenant (New Testament) as part and parcel complementing the Old Testament to make one whole bible, containing the Good News of salvation in Messiah Jesus for the human race. For these events are clearly described in the New Testament portion of the scripture.

The recorded predictions which are now beginning to be fulfilled, proves the deity of Messiah Jesus, who said in: Matthews 24:25 “See, I have forewarned you.”

We are now seeing fighting within the Arabs’ countries named as Arab’s Uprising or Arabs’ Spring which you can search BBC news world archive that describes the events, country by country.

And news about nations rising to make war against other nations, we will just focus on two aggressive rogue nations: the first one being Iran who threatened to wipe out Israel off the world map:

And the second one being North Korea who are threatening to nuke Japan, South Korea, and the US; with China and Russia playing as their big brothers to this poor country which is currently led by Kim Jong-un, a 28 year old trigger happy son of the late Kim Jong Il who should by now know (but too late) that God is!

Let us continue with our observation of the above intimate talk between Jesus the Divine Redeemer and His disciples on Mount Olive:

Note:
[7b] And there shall be scarcities of food, and deadly diseases, and earthquakes in places:

In North America, the scarcities of fruits and grains, etc looms great, because with the prolonged cold weather, the honey bees population got decimated in great number. They are needed to pollinate plants and trees for our food and survival.

As regards to deadly diseases, a newly discovered – Chagas, heretofore lay dormant but now emerging in these last days as Messiah Jesus had said they would:

In China, bird flu has mutated to a different strain As a result, it is suspected that farmers in China had thrown thousands of dead pigs into the river.

We can see the effect on numerous thousands of chickens, found dead and the infected ones had to be destroyed. You can search pictures of this events through Google search engine.

And a sample of multiple earthquakes has been shown to the people in parts of the USA:

And the Lord said:

[8] “And all these are the beginning of birth pains.

So these are only a sampling of what are to come. The main event is called Jacob’s Trouble, the time which we, believers will not be around to experience the wrath of our Father, YAHWEH, Lord of Hosts.

Then, ones cannot help but wonder and ask the following question.

Why do Jews have to go through the time of Jacob’s Trouble, but not the Gentiles believers? The Jews were chosen and set-apart by God as channel for the birth of His Son, Jesus the Messiah. But here is a sample of the stance, the Israelites is still taking towards the Messiah. Please Google: JewsforJudaism.Ca, and find “the Jewish Messiah.” First they are looking for a human father from the direct lineage of David.

This rabbi gave so many reasons for why Jews cannot accept Jesus the Messiah as their Messiah, because this people expect Jesus’ first coming as King supreme instead the Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the people of the world who believe. This rabbi quoted the following prophetic verses as his basis to reject Jesus:

Zechariah 3:9 ‘See the stone which I have put before Yehoshua: on one stone are seven eyes. See, I am engraving its inscription,’ declares YAHWEH of hosts, ‘and I shall remove the guilt of that land in one day… [8:22] ‘And many peoples and strong nations shall come to seek YAHWEH of hosts in Yerushalayim, and to pray before YAHWEH… [14:9] And YAHWEH shall be Sovereign over all the earth. In that day there shall be one YAHWEH, and His Name one…[14:16] And it shall be that all who are left from all the gentiles which came up against Yerushalayim, shall go up from year to year to bow themselves to the Sovereign, YAHWEH of hosts, and to observe the Festival of Booths.

Isaiah 45:23 “I have sworn by Myself, a word has gone out of My mouth in righteousness, and shall not return, so that to Me every knee shall bow, every tongue swear… [66:23] “And it shall be that from New Moon to New Moon, and from Sabbath to Sabbath, all flesh shall come to worship before Me,” declares YAHWEH.

Jeremiah 31:33 “For this is the covenant I shall make with the house of Yisra’ĕl after those days, declares YAHWEH: I shall put My Torah in their inward parts, and write it on their hearts. And I shall be their Elohim, and they shall be My people.

Ezekiel 38:23 “And I shall exalt Myself and set Myself apart, and I shall be known in the eyes of many nations. And they shall know that I am YAHWEH.” ’

Psalms 86:9 Let all nations You have made Come and bow themselves before You, O YAHWEH, And give esteem to Your Name.

Zephaniah 3:9 “For then I shall turn unto the peoples a clean lip {1}, so that they all call on the Name of YAHWEH, to serve Him with one shoulder. Footnote: {1} Or language.

Ezekiel 37:24-28 while Dawid My servant is sovereign over them. And they shall all have one shepherd and walk in My right-rulings and guard My laws, and shall do them. [25] “And they shall dwell in the land that I have given to Yaʽaqob My servant, where your fathers dwelt. And they shall dwell in it, they and their children and their children’s children, forever, and My servant Dawid be their prince forever. [26] “And I shall make a covenant of peace with them – an everlasting covenant it is with them. And I shall place them and increase them, and shall place My set-apart place in their midst, forever. [27] “And My Dwelling Place shall be over them. And I shall be their Elohim, and they shall be My people. [28] “And the gentiles shall know that I, YAHWEH, am setting Yisra’ĕl apart, when My set-apart place is in their midst – forever.” ’ ”
But, reading those verses above, it is obvious that God tried to show these stiff-necked people what were coming following redemption through the shed blood of His Son – a kingdom to be established at His second coming. Even this old unlearned man can see that clearly.

They have only to see retrospectively to their own people spiritual walk out of bondage:
First they had to be freed from the slavery of the Pharaoh of Egypt led by Moses. Then they were trained to live as set-apart people at the foot of Mt. Sinai. Once they were ready to be different from other nations (which took them forty years), they were then led into the Promised Land.

So was with Jesus’ first coming. First He had to lead nations out of the bondage of the king of this world, which is ruled by Satan and his demons. Then we, who acknowledge Him as our Master and Savior, are made ready to be heaven bound through learning the will of God in our sojourn. When God’s patient runs out because sins and iniquities flourish in this world, before He poured His wrath, all true believers will be taken out of this world for a time, and will come back with Him to New Heaven and New Earth and live with the Lord in New Jerusalem. Jews want the New Jerusalem now!

Let us continue:

Note:
[11] “And many false prophets shall rise up and lead many astray”

Especially nowadays! Let us just watch the following video which shows very clearly what the obvious signs of false prophets are:

Matthews 24:14 “And this Good News of the reign shall be proclaimed in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end shall come”.

God, we are eagerly waiting to witness the day when You are highly glorified by all nations, Jews included.

Aaron Halim (the voice of one crying in the wilderness)