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News You May Not Have Heard About — 8/3/2012
News You May Not Have Heard About
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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.”
Jeremiah 31:31-33“31 See, the days are coming, declares יהוה (Yahweh), when I shall make a new covenant with the house of Yisra’ĕl(Israel)and with the house of Yehuḏah[Jews] (See Hebrews 8:8-12 and 10:16-17.). 32 not like the covenant I made with their fathers in the day when I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Mitsrayim (Egypt), My covenant which they broke, though I was a husband to them, declares יהוה (Yahweh). 33 For this is the covenant I shall make with the house of Yisra’ĕl(Israel)after those days, declares יהוה (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.”
The Israelites could have been the world’s perpetual premier nation if they had done as God asked. But they failed, proving that no nation, no people—even with the righteous examples of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob and with the great laws of God—could solve humanity’s problems and live peaceful, abundant lives without a special ingredient only God can supply.
Men say, “With enough time and enough knowledge, we can solve any and every evil.” But the record of humanity, foremost in Israel, has proved that it cannot be done. Even with God as their King, Israel could not succeed in this. Something was missing.
What was missing? God’s Holy Spirit! It was evident, even during the days of the prophets, that the Old Covenant was insufficient, that its terms could not redeem a person from his sins or deliver eternal life. A new and better covenant was needed. God will make a New Covenant with Israel, one that will include an element whereby He can write His law on people’s minds and hearts. By this means, His way of living will be their way too, and they will be faithful to Him.
Paul comments on this in Hebrews 8:7-8, adding that the failure of the Old Covenant lay in the Israelites themselves. They had hearts of stone on which God could not write His way of life. While that covenant was in force, He purposely withheld the vital, heart-softening ingredient, His Spirit, from them as a whole to depict to mankind that peace, prosperity, and redemption are impossible without a spiritual relationship with Him. He must be personally and individually involved in their daily lives.
One day, in the Millennium, He will give Israel that ability—that right heart—and allow them to succeed in the areas in which they failed. This is prophesied in Ezekiel 37:21-23, 26-28:
Thus says the Lord GOD: “Surely I will take the children of Israel from among the nations, wherever they have gone, and will gather them from every side and bring them into their own land; and I will make them one nation in the land, on the mountains of Israel; and one king shall be king over them all; they shall no longer be two nations, nor shall they ever be divided into two kingdoms again. They shall not defile themselves anymore with their idols, nor with their detestable things, nor with any of their transgressions; but I will deliver them from all their dwelling places in which they have sinned, and will cleanse them. Then they shall be My people, and I will be their God. . . . Moreover I will make a covenant of peace with them, and it shall be an everlasting covenant with them; I will establish them and multiply them, and I will set My sanctuary in their midst forevermore. My tabernacle also shall be with them; indeed I will be their God, and they shall be My people. The nations also will know that I, the LORD, sanctify Israel, when My sanctuary is in their midst forevermore.”
Israel will then be given the New Covenant. They will be allowed wholesale access to God through His Holy Spirit, and they will keep His laws along with the statutes and the judgments. They will not just pay them lip-service. This time they will keep their covenant with God.
Moreover, the nations will notice when Israel finally does what it was chosen to do. The Gentiles will begin making the right connections. They will see that God has sanctified the Israelites by setting them apart, giving them His Spirit and His law, and blessing them abundantly for their obedience. They will say, “Maybe we should be doing this too!” and begin to fulfill Isaiah 2:1-4. Thus, during the Millennium, Israel will perform its original purpose as a model and mediatory nation for the rest of the world.
It will take time, maybe generations, but slowly, surely, the whole world will see in Israel, then part of God’s church (see Galatians 6:16), how it should live under God. There will be conversions by the thousands—perhaps even by nations, as they realize what wonderful peace and prosperity can ensue when a nation obeys God and lives the way that He teaches!
It is my contention that lying with a man, a woman, or any other creature is a matter of choice. This is established by the commandment in Torah for a man to refrain from lying with a man, for it is detestable. This is what the Scriptures teach, and is the basis for Torah. For man since Adam, by nature, does what is right in his own eyes and will always settle quite comfortably in his own ways. It will also be my contention in this article that the whole gay issue is only one symptom of an entire culture (Sodom, Babylon) which has separated itself from YHVH. This will be the pattern of the pagan nations throughout history, and will be the eventual fate of a faithless Israel, as well.
The source of a scriptural comprehension of homosexuality does not come from this word, but rather stems from the behavior of the men of Sodom in Bere’shiyt (Genesis) chapter 19. Two major biblical cities, Sodom and Babylon, will be the foundation and pattern for all wicked and destestable behavior. Before the story of Lot and his wife, we are told in Bere’shiyt 13 that there is strife between Avraham and his nephew Lot. Both were wealthy and renowned men. We are told that the decision to separate is based upon contention between the herdsmen of Lot and the herdsmen of Avraham. Apparantly Lot chooses to leave the land that YHVH had called faithful Avraham to, and dwell in Sodom and Gomorrah.
Bere’shiyt (Genesis) 13:10-13
And Lot lifted up his eyes, and beheld all the plain of Jordan, that it was well watered everywhere, before YHVH destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, even as the garden of YHVH, like the land of Egypt, as thou comest unto Zoar. Then Lot chose him all the plain of Jordan; and Lot journeyed east: and they separated themselves the one from the other. Avram dwelt in the land of Canaan, and Lot dwelt in the cities of the plain, and pitched his tent toward Sodom. But the men of Sodom were wicked and sinners before YHVH exceedingly.
One cannot help but notice that Lot chose this place himself. Lot apparantly acclimates himself very well to the city as we are told in Bere’shiyt 19:1 that he “sat at the gate” of Sodom. This is an indication that he was well respected and most likely one of the cities elders. As we read the account of the men who desire to know Lot’s two guests, I think it is appropriate to pause and take some common sense into account. Is it historically logical that a good portion of the population of this city suddenly, one day, woke up to find themselves sexually interested in their own genders? Or would it be reasonable to conclude that perhaps this kind of behavior is part of a process of moral decay? Could this story be the prototype for all civilizations that choose to live their lives their own way?
I am going to propose that Lot represents the professed people of YHVH who move away from Torah and choose to live their lives based upon what seems to be right in their own eyes. They become part of a social system and culture that, while still professing the Creator as God, have no standard of measurement by which to discern what is ultimately right or wrong, good or evil. And that after time this kind of theology soon becomes the standard for the philosophy of the entire society, and eventually becomes tolerated, though not altogether accepted behavior. Lot, having left behind his Creator’s commandments to dwell elsewhere, has no foundation for moral judgment. He realizes, based upon the seat of his pants (the knowledge of good and evil), that the desires of the men of Sodom are not good, so he skirts around the matter by offering his daughters instead. A man of God would have defended his guests AND his daughters. A man of God would have searched for a sword to drive through each man standing outside his door. It is my opinion that the man who was supposed to be a light in a dark place, did not know up from down. It is also my opinion that the several references in Scripture to Sodom and the sodomites is pointing out the depravity of an entire culture and not just homosexuals.
It is interesting to note that the Hebrew behind the word Sodom is not the same word as the word for sodomite. The name of the city itself and its meaning is covered in our “Word of the Week” section of our website. It might behoove you to read the short background of the word Sodom from which we get our word sodium. The word sodomite however is entirely different, and is probably a word used only to describe the inhabitants of Sodom. The word for sodomite is kadesh! Does that word look familiar? It should, for many times we as children of YHVH call upon the ruach haKODESH. It is the Hebrew word translated as holy or sanctified in our English bibles. However, the word simply means to separate, and can be understood as separation from the world unto YHVH or to separate yourself FROM YHVH.
So, with this background in mind, let’s talk about the commandment concerning lying with one’s own gender.
Vayiqera (Leviticus) 18:19-23
Also thou shalt not approach unto a woman to uncover her nakedness, as long as she is put apart for her uncleanness. Moreover thou shalt not lie carnally with thy neighbor’s wife, to defile thyself with her. And thou shalt not let any of thy seed pass through the fire to Molech, neither shalt thou profane the name of thy ’Elohiym: I am YHVH. Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is detestable. Neither shalt thou lie with any beast to defile thyself therewith; neither shall any woman stand before a beast to lie down thereto: it is confusion.
The first part of this commandment is in our face and the context is clear. These words are spoken to the man, as this is made clear by reading the three verses before it and the verse following it. In the King James Version, the word abominable is used here. The Hebrew word behind this is not the usual word translated as abominable. This entire chapter lists the instructions of YHVH concerning unlawful sexual relationships. The commandment concerning man lying with man as he does a woman is the only one that has the word destestable attached to it. The word used here is tevel. This word shares as it’s root several other words that are all directly associated with the traditions, teachings, and behavior of the Gentiles or nations. The words to mix, to mingle, world, confusion, Babylon, and detestable all share the Hebrew root balal. The word balal means to mix, and is the foundation for all those other words. They all share a common meaning. That is the basis for hasatan’s plan to destroy the seed’. This is expressed in numerous ways throughout Scripture, not the least of which is Devariym (Deuteronomy):
Devariym (Deuteronomy) 22:9
Thou shalt not sow thy vineyard with various seeds, lest the fruit of thy seed which thou hast sown, and the fruit of thy vineyard, be defiled.
What YHVH is saying here is that when you mix diverse seeds, then the fruit of BOTH become defiled, i.e. bad company corrupts good morals. The word balal is used quite extensively in the story of the tower of Babel in Bere’shiyt chapter 11. The Scriptures concerning the last days refer to Sodom and Babylon many times. It is my contention that the pervasive presence of lying with ones own gender as a distinctive sign of the end, is only the tail end of a slippery slide into moral decay. Lot represents the impotent presence of a Torahless’ religion in the midst of a declining nation, with homosexuality being the demonstrative expression of the enemy’s attempt to destroy the seed of the woman. Next time we will continue to explore Sodom, Babylon, and homosexuality.
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