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News You May Not Have Heard About — 9/20/2012
News You May Not Have Heard About
(The information below is not meant to scare you but to inform you.)
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Netanyahu: Those who refuse to set red lines for Iran can’t give Israel red light
Obama declines Netanyahu request to meet with Obama on Sept 28
Israel is isolated and alone: may she TURN TO YAHWEH! He has her back (read Ezekiel 38)
The Earth is fuming: California fumes of sulfur: precursor to the BIG ONE?
The Earth is shaking: report of quakes around the world
Wrap up: Fall Feasts approaching: call to the bride to be cleansed
Prayer: Matthew 5:21-24
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Jude 1:3 “Beloved ones, making all haste to write to you concerning our common deliverance, I felt the necessity to write to you urging you to earnestly contend for the belief which was once for all delivered to the set-apart (Holy) ones.”
Following his opening, he begins his letter by saying, “I really wanted to write something theological to you, something about our salvation, but this matter came up, and I feel that it is more necessary to write to you about this more pressing problem.”
In the strongest possible terms, he tells them to fight, to strive, to struggle for the truth as it had been given to them by the apostles, who in turn had been taught by Christ Himself. The word translated “contend earnestly,” epagonizomai, is very interesting and picturesque. We have a word in English that derives from its root: “agony.” Epagonizomai means literally “to agonize about,” thus “to contest” or “to contend.” It describes the efforts of an athlete to win his particular competition in the midst of the games, whether it was running, javelin throwing, discus, or whatever the particular sport. An athlete who is truly devoted and focused on winning gives his every ounce of strength to come out on top. Jude uses epagonizomai to demonstrate how we should be exerting ourselves in keeping the truth pure and practicing it. It suggests a person straining for all he is worth to ensure the faith’s purity in both its principles and practices. This struggle is hard and painful at times—sometimes even deadly—but the truth is that important to God and to our brethren, the church.
Jude also affirms in this verse that the truth we need for salvation has already been given once for all. This is a very important distinction because it lays the foundation for what he writes later. The truth was given—and that is that! There is no continuing revelation, no evolution of truth. It was closed by the passing of the apostles, specifically the Twelve.
We could paraphrase this with, “Beware of those who say they have ‘new’ truth.” Refinements of or gleaning deeper meanings from an “old truth” are fine, but claims of new truth should raise red flags. They should sound sirens and flash lights in our mind. The truth, the faith, has been delivered once for all. We should cling for all we are worth to the Scriptures and should not listen to those who claim to have special revelation. The Bible should always be the basis of our belief in anything spiritual. If a teaching does not square with the Bible, we should reject it; anything contrary to the faith once delivered should be thrown out as soon as possible.
There are many superstitions that cluster around this number. It is to many people an unlucky number. So far, I have used two words that have no scriptural basis and are meaningless to a child of the Most High God: superstition and luck. There are some who teach that thirteen, and especially ‘Friday the 13th’, became an ‘unlucky’ number because of the death of the firstborn in Egypt on that day. If that is a fact, then it is not a fact because of a lack of luck, but rather rebellion, which is the consistent meaning of this number in scripture.
The very first occurrence of this number cannot be written off as coincidence.
B’reshith (Genesis) 14:4 “Twelve years they served Chedorlaomer, and in the THIRTEENTH year they rebelled.”
In Pirkei Avot 5:13, we read that thirteen is the age that young men become a ‘bar mitzvot‘ or ‘son of the commandments’. As a young man enters into his teenage years, it is this particular time that was chosen to place him under the authority of the commandments. Could it be that this is the beginning of a young man’s rebellious years? We had previously learned that 12 was the number of YHVH’s governing authority, but when perusing the lists of the tribes in scripture we are many times confronted with a total of 13 tribes in which a rebellious son is generally left out to bring the total back to 12. Could this also be one of the reasons that the tribe of Dan is left out in Hitgalut (Revelation) 7:4-8? When reading the genealogies of the righteous and the unrighteous in the first 11 chapters of B’reshith (Genesis), we find that the gematria of the lines of Seth are divisible by 8 and the line of Cain by 13. The line of the Canaanites and the descendants of Joktan are all divisible by 13. In B’reshith 25:12-17, Ishmael’s 12 sons add up to multiples of 13, as well as the Dukes of Edom. The sons of Midian and the children of Lot all add up to multiples of 13. The kings of Yehudah add up to multiples of 8 while the kings of Israel, the rebellious house, are in multiples of 13. In Yechezk’el (Ezekiel) 4:4-5, the prophet is commanded to lay on his left side 390 years (13×30) because of Israel’s rebellion and iniquity. Haman orders the Yehudim (Judah/Jews) to be executed on the 13th day of the 12th month.
The 13th letter of the Aleph-bet is the letter ‘mem‘. The symbol for mem is water. The earth was covered in water during Noach’s time because the earth had become corrupt. After the flood the names of Noach, Shem, and Ham are divisible by 8, but when adding Ham (remember what he did?) the names are now divisible by 13. (Adding ham to your breakfast is also rebellion.) Perhaps the most astonishing revelation about the number 13, is the fact that the gematria of almost every one of the names for hasatan are divisible by 13. The word ‘dragon’ is mentioned 13 times in the book of Hitgalut (Revelation). There are 13 famines mentioned in scripture. Leaven occurs 13 times in the Brit Chadashah. One of the titles of the Mashiach tachat (antichrist) is the adversary. In the last days, most of the nations or gentiles will be as lawless as the adversary. The gematria of adversary and nation (goy) are both 13.
The Number Fourteen
The number ’14’ is a multiple of seven, and for that reason alone, we should be sensitive to it’s appearance. This number speaks of salvation, for it is the 14th of Aviv that the passover lamb is to be killed. The generations of the Messiah are in multiples of 14 (Mattityahu [Matthew] 1:17). The Holy Spirit makes it a point to tell us that the fourteenth night was come when those who abode in the ship would be ‘saved’ (Acts 27:31-33). The gematria of King David is 14, and the 14th letter of the Aleph-bet is ‘nun‘ whose symbol is the fish, the historic symbol of those who are saved.
The Number Fifteen
This number paints for us a picture of rest. It is this day that the Messiah is buried, which of course for most of us is the final rest, at least for our bodies anyway. The final feast in the last days is the feast of Sukkot which begins on the 15th of Tishrei. In Esther 9:20-22 we read:
“And Mordecai wrote these things, and sent letters unto all the Yehudim (Jews) who were in all the provinces of the king, Ahasuerus, both near and far, to establish this among them, that they should keep the fourteenth day of the month of Adar, and the FIFTEENTH day of the same, yearly, as the days in which the Yehudim RESTED from their enemies, and the month which was turned unto them from sorrow to joy, and from mourning into a good day; that they should make them days of feasting and joy, and of sending portions one to another, and gifts to the poor.”
The word ‘kinsman’ is found 15 times in the book of Ruth. The 15th time Naomi’s name is mentioned in the book of Ruth we read:
Ruth 3:1 “Then Naomi, her mother-in-law, said unto her, My daughter, shall I not seek REST for thee, that it may be well with thee?
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