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News You May Not Have Heard About — 8/2/2012
News You May Not Have Heard About
(The information below is not meant to scare you but to inform you.)
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Kimberly Rogers and Laura Densmore team up as two “watchers on the wall” to report on the headline news this week as it relates to end of days bible prophesies.
Join us on the wall as we count down to the final 1260 days prior to the return of Messiah Yeshua!
Stories covered in this show:
Will Americans Receive RFID chip per ObamaCare? Discussion: the facts, the rumors, the speculations: you decide
Batman Movie Massacre Discussion: Staged, manipulated false flag event
Purpose of the attack? Control over population: US/UN gun control
New York Mayor Bloomberg: Police should “Strike” until citizens disarm!
Another False Flag Attack appears imminent: How to protect yourself
NY Times admits that Virtually Every Major News Organization Allows News to be Censored by Govt officials
Mainstream media censorship and the role of alternative media: discussion
Obama’s New Islamic World Order
Syria threatens to use WMD if attacked by “foreign aggressors”
IDF: Syrian chemical threat targets Israel. Obama warns Assad against “tragic mistake”
Syria’s Biggest Cities Seeing Fighting Now, Including battle for Aleppo
9th of Av approaching on Saturday night at sundown: please pray over Jewish brethren in Israel!
Nibiru Youtube: “heads up” to be on watch
Wrap up/close in prayer: Zephaniah 3:14-20
To listen to the live report or download the recorded report click on –> “The 1260 Report.”
Titus 2:14“who gave Himself for us, to redeem us from all lawlessness (Lawlessness is a synonym for sin. See 1 John 3:4; Matthew 1:21; Acts 3:19, 26, 26:18; Romans 6:1-22; Ephesians 2:1-10; 1 John 3:8 and Titus 3:5.) and to cleanse for Himself a people, His own possession, ardent for good works (See Matthew 16:27.).”
In both Titus 2:14 and I Peter 2:9, the word “special” replaces “peculiar,” as used in the King James Version. Peculiar was not used in the sense of “odd” or “weird,” but as being “distinctive” in a singular, good way. It is likely due to a desire to avoid the suggestion of “odd” that modern translators have changed it to “special,” which carries a more positive implication.
A person may be distinctive because he is nine feet tall and sports purple hair—and therefore odd. On the other hand, a person might be exceptionally handsome or have an engaging accent. Perhaps an individual’s distinctiveness lies in an artistic, athletic, or mathematical ability. Maybe he or she has a photographic memory or has overcome a debilitating affliction.
However, none of these distinctions matter in terms of why Christians are peculiar. In Titus 2:14, Paul uses the adjective form of the Greek word translated “special,” while in I Peter 2:9, Peter uses the noun form of the same word. Paul also uses the noun form in Ephesians 1:14, writing, “. . . who is the guarantee of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, to the praise of His glory.” Here, it is translated as “purchased possession,” which actually comes closest to its literal meaning: “an acquisition, an obtaining, a possession.”
In Titus 2:14, the Greek term literally means “one’s own” or “one’s own possession,” which is why His people are special. They are God’s own, and so are therefore distinctive because nobody else owns the called-out ones. In I Peter 2:9, some modern translators have replaced the King James word “peculiar” with an expanded version, something similar to “His own special possession,” implying the same specialness and distinctiveness due to ownership.
Special means “surpassing what is common or usual; exceptional; distinct among others of a kind.” We have been made unique, separate from others, peculiar, distinctive, and special from God’s point of view because He has obtained, acquired, or purchased us with the blood of Jesus Christ. It is who purchased us, our purchase price, and His reason for purchasing us that motivated the translators to use the word “special.” It conveys the sense of uniqueness.
The New Testament Commentary remarks that “His own possession” or “a people, His very own” appears so often in Scripture in somewhat different forms that it ought to be considered as part of its technical phraseology. It is a point God clearly wants to impress on us through sheer repetition.
Why has God gone to this trouble and expense, an expense that cost Him the most precious of all prices? The last phrase in Ephesians 1:14 succinctly states why: “to [for the purpose of] the praise of His glory.” I Peter 2:9 and Titus 2:14 say essentially the same thing. However, Philippians 1:9-11 states more specifically and expansively how His special people offer praise:
And this I pray, that your love may abound still more and more in knowledge and all discernment, that you may approve the things that are excellent, that you may be sincere and without offense till the day of Christ, being filled with the fruits of righteousness which are by Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.
We, the called-out ones, are unique because of who owns us, because of the price He paid to redeem us from our former owner, and in that we, the purchased possession, are to glorify Him.
One of the most controversial and poignant topics of our time is the subject of homosexuality. One might erroneously conclude that this matter would be a divisive issue only between the religious and the secular, but this is not so. This question is not at all agreed upon in the Christian community either. Denominational conventions are held every year in which our nations Christian leaders vote on the inclusion or exclusion of gay clergy. Perhaps you might think that this subject does not concern you, or that there is really nothing else to say; it is a sin, a no brainer, and let’s move on. I would like to take the time to dig deeper into this issue and not simply declare it a sin and move to the next subject.
I would like to take the time to investigate a bigger picture of the abomination of homosexuality, mixing, the world, and Babylon. All of these have a theological and linguistic relationship. There are many who believe, based upon the events of Sodom and Gemorrah, that homosexuality is the catalyst for the wrath of ’Elohiym in the last days. While this might very well be true, it is only a symptom of an ancient disease.
Let me begin by prefacing my comments with a not so obvious scriptural truth that will lay some foundation. I have read many of the arguments put forth by so-called science. I have also perused many Christian responses to some of these scientifically based suppositions. There is scientific research that suggests that homosexuals are born that way and that it is therefore genetic. Now, considering the fact that those who believe that statement are not at all interested in quotes from the Scriptures, the average Bible student responds with scripture anyway. We respond with, “No! man is not born homosexual, God created man heterosexual. God created Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve.” How many times have I heard that one? It is funny, but it is not true, and the fact that it is not true is very important to the reason why YHVH declares a sodomite an abomination. Man is not created homosexual OR heterosexual. Man was created male and female. Because of choosing to eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, he has as much a propensity to lie with his own gender as he would with the opposite gender. (For the purposes of avoiding constant repetition, can we assume the women here, as well? Thank you.) The reason that YHVH has given man Torah is because, within Torah, there are rules for male and female behavior. This clearly teaches students of scripture that man can and does behave in any manner that he chooses, hence the reason for the rules. If man was truly born heterosexual, then why the need for instructions concerning who you should and should not lie with? The things we are born with are not a matter of choice. Our hair color, skin pigmentation, and facial features are an example. We cannot choose these things genetically, however we can altar, by choice, AFTER our birth, our hair color and facial features with cosmetics and surgery. Once you have chosen to change those things, you now have to maintain those conditions the rest of your life (just ask Michael Jackson!!).
It is important to see that those things in our lives that involve our behavior are the very things that the Father has given us instructions (Torah) to guide us with. Torah is given to instill principles in His children for the purpose of producing righteous behavior, for we are all born with the seed of disobedience in us.
Romans 5:12, 19
Wherefore, as by one man, sin entered into the world, and death by sin, and so death passed upon all men, for all have sinned … For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.
We all, by nature, choose to eat from the tree that is in us. With this in mind, YHVH gives us instructions that direct us in what is right and wrong behavior. It is strange to me that because I choose to call homosexuality wrong behavior, that I am dubbed a homophobe. If I believed that theft was wrong, should I be called a kleptophobe? If I believed that the mass murder of a racial group was wrong, should I not be called a genocidephobe? And how about those who are gay who believe my attraction to my wife is wrong. Why are they not called heterophobes? Well, anyway, my point is that we are not born with an attraction to a particular gender. We are born with the ability to choose our behavior, and wrong behavior is determined by the Word of YHVH, period. With that in mind, here are a few examples of what the word of YHVH has to say on the subject. Then we will discuss some deeper and more prophetic aspects of this behavior.
Bere’shiyt (Genesis) 19:4-7
But before they lay down, the men of the city, even the men of Sodom, compassed the house round, both old and young, all the people from every quarter. And they called unto Lot, and said unto him, Where are the men who came in to thee this night? Bring them out unto us, that we may know them. And Lot went out at the door unto them, and shut the door after him, And said, I pray you, brethern, do not so wickedly.
Vayiqera (Leviticus) 18:22
Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is detestable.
Devariym (Deuteronomy) 23:17-18
There shall be no harlot of the daughters of Israel, nor a sodomite of the sons of Israel. Thou shalt not bring the hire of a harlot, or the price of a dog, into the house of YHVH thy ’Elohiym for any vow; for even these are detestable unto YHVH thy ’Elohiym.
Melakhiym Alef (1 Kings) 14:24
And there were sodomites in the land; and they did according to all the abominations of the nations which YHVH cast out before the children of Israel.
For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections; for even their women did exchange the natural use for that which is against nature; And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another, men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompense of their error which was fitting.
The use of the word natural is a reference to the structure and design of the bodies of men and women and not a reference to genetics. A woman’s structure is, by design, fitted perfectly for a man, and is therefore the natural use of the two genders. Genetics could not be, especially in those days, a matter of exchange.
1 Corinthians 6:9-10
Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of ’Elohiym? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of ’Elohiym.
You may notice here that the general description of a sodomite is listed quite equally with idolaters and extortioners (i.e. religious folks who beg for larger contributions at Christmas time). There are many other not so blatant references to the sodomite practices, but these are the scriptures that are usually referred to when dealing with this issue. I have heard several arguments in defense of homosexuality concerning these words of ’Elohiym. The primary argument is that God is only speaking to heterosexual men in these verses and not homosexual men. In other words, to those who were born homosexual, none of this behavior is against their nature. So the commands are only a warning to men who were born heterosexual, for this behavior would be against their nature. Kind of silly, huh? But this is how hasatan has always operated. The idea is to shift the paradigm into a wholly different debate. In advertising, it is called “bait and switch”. It begins by introducing new terminology in the guise of summing up what the Scriptures actually say. The whole trinity issue got started that way, as well as the pretribulation rapture, Easter, the Eucharist, Sunday worship, and a host of other Christian practices. So both sides of the issue end up defending terms and concepts that are not even in the Scriptures, and this is precisely how the roots of our faith are left buried in the ground.
So, let’s lay the homosexual/heterosexual issue aside for now and deal with the reality of the scriptural context and why YHVH calls this particular sin detestable. We shall go to the beginning. The very first commandments given to man is in Bere’shiyt:
And ’Elohiym blessed them, and ’Elohiym said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it; and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.
Why would this be the first commandment? How about, “Thou shalt love Me!” or ‘Hey guys, your first responsibility is to listen to Me.” I think that would be the first thing I would say. But the first command is based upon the “principle of the seed”. All things begin with the seed, defined by Yeshua‘ in Mattityahu (Matthew) 13. This concept is imperative to grasp and is the main subject of our teaching series called “The Principle of the Seed”. The seed is the word, and this seed, placed within Adam and Chavah (Eve), is the seminal means by which all things are still in existence, both physical and spiritual. Mankind was to continue to eat the fruit of this seed (the tree of life) and live eternally in paradise. The very first lie, that mankind can set aside the commandments of God and still live, was the first attempt to exchange the ideal paradigm of eternal life to another seed. That other seed (tree of the knowledge of good and evil), would be the new paradigm or model by which all understanding and behavior would be measured. The true seed, the seed of the woman, was to be multiplied through and by mankind, for only the seed (the Word) can rule righteously. This is why the commandment of multiplying is bound up with dominion and ruling over the earth.
Now we know that the word is from the beginning (Yochanan (John) 1:1). The Word is spiritual and heavenly (Yochanan 6:63). The Messiah told Nicodemus how difficult it was to teach him heavenly things, if he would not trust (obey) the earthly things. The seed (the Word of God) was designed, from the beginning, to be multiplied through men. Stop the earthly seed and you stop the heavenly seed. This is the reason for the age old lie in the beginning, for it is the Word of ’Elohiym that sustains physical life. This is why hasatan is a MURDERER, from the beginning.
The thief cometh not but to steal, and to kill, and to destroy; I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.
The righteous seed is passed down from one generation of faith to another. This can be clearly traced through scripture. This is why only in Yitz’chak (Isaac) shall thy seed be called. The ultimate object of hasatan’s plan is to stop the manifestation of the seed, the Messiah, knowing that the Messiah will come through the physical seed of mankind. The Messiah, however, must be the manifestation of both seeds. The seed of man, and the WORD. Hasatan’s plan? Destroy the seed.
Next time we will take this context into the sodomites and Babylon in order to see the relationship between this detestable act and modern religious doctrines and traditions.
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