Revelation 11, Two Witnesses

I have wondered who these two witnesses are. I think I may have pondered the wrong question. Perhaps the question should be, What are these two witnesses?

December 17, 2018 Jenny e il Piccolo

These are the two olive trees and the two lampstands that stand before the Lord of the earth. Revelation 11:4 

The first chapter of the Revelation associates the Menorah (lampstands) with churches (assembly of believers is a better way to understand the Menorah) Good enough, but what about the olive trees?

Then I said to him, “What are these two olive trees on the right of the lampstand and on its left?” … Then he said, “These are the two anointed ones who are standing by the Lord of the whole earth.” Zechariah 4:11-14

This is simply amazing! The symbolism of light and oil, of the King of kings, of assembled believers and the darkness of the days of the antichrist overwhelm me.

These two witnesses are anointed. I take that to mean that they have the Holy Spirit during days when the church teaches that no one will have the indwelling spirit at this “dispensation.” The church is supposed to be gone (rapture) but here are two assemblies standing against the darkness, and no one can stop or destroy them until their time is complete. There are rumors that this model of Menorah (lampstands) standing before the LORD of the earth stand today in dark places like China, Saudis Arabia and Iran. Soon, I fear, this will be the model in the United States. Fear not!

They are two olive trees. Zechariah 4:2-3 proclaims that the two olive trees provide the constant supply of oil for the Menorah. How does this work? I have to confess that I just do not know. What I do know is that John scatters a testimony of The Word of God (sometimes communicated as the commandments) and the Testimony of Jesus throughout the Revelation. These are the twin reasons that he is on the island of Patmos. (Revelation 1:2, 9). They are the reason for the martyrs of the 5th seal (6:9 and 20:4) We who keep the word of God and the testimony of Jesus are the very souls the dragon goes after. These souls are called to endurance, it isn’t easy and (most of the time) it will not be fun, but what follows the time of tribulation will be a time of Glory that cannot be compared to standing against the dark lord of death and destruction. Scripture testifies that this horrid tribulation which frightens so many readers and which gives its own testimony that the men of earth long for death but cannot achieve death, is nothing when  compared to the glory that follows. That very fact is given as the means of endurance (Revelation 14:12)

December 17, 2018 Jenny e il Piccolo - CopyPerhaps the two witness are not two people. I am still open to the idea that they might be. There are plenty of very intelligent people who give names like Enoch, Moses, Elijah and John the Baptist as candidates for the position. But I lean toward the first witness being “The Word (or commandments) of God and the second being The Testimony of Jesus. I have my doubts that those who are not Jewish will qualify for this high position. There will be 144,000 who stand before the LORD of the earth, whom the Serpent cannot harm. Few who study this passage believe that a flesh and blood person can kill his enemies with the fire of his mouth, so chances are good that I am way off base BUT there is also a chance that we do not understand what someone who completely embraces the promises of God will be able to do at the end of days.

There is a moment when the beast is permitted to kill them. A macabre celebration follows over their dead bodies. It is said to go on for three and a half days, then comes the resurrection and ascension of the witnesses. The world thought their beastly humanism had defeated The Word of God and the Testimony of Jesus. They thought their champion had killed them, but they arose and were taken to the next dimension by the cloud. The earth trembles, it cracks apart and kills 7,000 residents of Jerusalem. Every survivor is immersed in terror. as they forsake their arrogant exaltation of the beast.

The Third Woe is about to commence with the sound of the seventh trumpet.

Is that all there is for people who just don’t buy what the church or synagogue is selling? God does not wish this era for anyone (2 Peter 3:9) His desire is that all would come to repentance. God’s kindness is what leads us to repentance (Romans 2:4) but how will the world know this love unless the beloved tell them? (Romans 10:15) Beloved, we are the voice of the Son of God who gave his blood to save sinners. We have the power of prayer in faith, It is God who saves, but we have the privilege of the Holy Spirit empowered voice. Maybe we should risk sharing what we have?

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The Backstory, Proverbs 31 Woman

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The Proverbs 31 Woman. How do you feel about that title? The Lord Jesus Christ, and maybe the Apostle Paul, are the only other people in Scripture that people generally have such a strong reaction to. I know woman who adore the Proverbs 31 woman. I was not a fan. Every Mother’s Day, in every church I have ever been in, with only one exception, Proverbs 31 is preached. She is always set before the congregation to encourage us. But what I would hear was that I fell short as a woman, a wife and a mother, I went home feeling ashamed, and I tend to handle shame with sarcasm. If you are among those who love the Proverb’s 31 woman, then my sarcasm was disrespectful. I ask you to forgive me, because, since understanding a little bit of Hebrew, I too have come to love her… but not necessary how she is preached. (jus sayen). But enough about me. Before starting a study on Proverbs 31, lets look at CHAVAW (Khav-vaw) or, as you probably know her, Eve, the original woman, and what made her a “suitable” companion (a Proverbs 31 woman) for Adam.

Then the LORD God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him.”    Genesis 2:18 rsv

In the beginning, God created man from the dust of the ground; but the woman was made from the strength that protects the heart, the rib.

I have always thought it curious that the Almighty knew that Adam needed a suitable helper so he brought the creatures to him to see what he would call them. Having had many pets through the years I have wondered, if Adam needed a companion, why didn’t a cat or a small dog fill the job opening? Dogs and cats make wonderful companions. That got me to wondering, if Adam needed help in the garden, his homestead, then why wasn’t the horse or an ox an acceptable companion? Why was no suitable companion found for Adam? The answer has to do with the actual Hebrew word, ‘EZER, translated “helper”.

Proverbs 31 prologue Zzig-comunidade - EveEZOR (ay’-zer) the root word is ‘azar meaning, “to surround in order to protect and give aid. The same job that a rib does. ‘EZOR is to help. As a warrior, the ‘EZOR protects “the heart” and has the back of their co-warriors.

Eve was formed from his rib to “surround in order to protect and give aid.” That does not sound like chief cook and bottle-washer so that her man can go out and conquer the factory-line. CHAVAW (EVE)was not created to serve Adam but rather to serve the Almighty alongside of Adam. An element of service to God is service to men, and for a woman, serving her husband with respect. Animals could be trained to serve Adam, but Adam’s service was to the Almighty. I am not talking about the blessing, to be fruitful and multiply. That is a gift from God, it is not not our service to the Almighty or our duty to our man. It is the gift that keeps on giving. Eve was formed (rather then created) to be a co-worshiper and warrior with her man. Animals will always be subordinate to men because of Genesis 1:28. Man alone is directly subordinate to God… or at least that was the plan before the crafty serpent came to steal, to destroy, and to kill. But I am getting ahead of myself.

Why is Eve called a “help-meet”? It seems to me that how we feel about being a help-meet has a lot to do with our attitudes toward the covenant of marriage. Does marriage require us to put our-self under our man as his servant, or to reject marriage to avoid that sort of slavery? To find out, I’m inviting you to join me in a small word study of the Hebrew word ‘EZER.

Exodus 18:4 And the other (son of Moses) was named Eliezer, for he said, “The God of my father was my help, and delivered me from the sword of Pharaoh.”

Moses named his 2nd son, Eli (God) – Ezer (is my help). Moses is not saying that the Almighty was with him to serve him the way we often say that Eve was meant to do. God loved Moses and fought for him when he was too weak to fight for himself. Moses own dad thought that the best he could do for this inconvenient, unwanted child was to take him to the river and let him become crocodile bait. He did not even stand on the bank to see his son’s fate. But not God. As a man, Moses understood something about God that neither of his parents understood, God (Eli) is his ever present help in time of need. (Psalm 46:1) This is who you were meant to be woman of God. When your man is in a tiny boat in a big river, surrounded by deadly possibilities, (so to speak) you are to give help… from your knees, keeping watch as Moses sister did. Notice I did not say, that were “created” to be; Eve was not created, she was formed. Proverbs 31 has been my help, used by the Spirit of God, to form me into the helper he intended for my husband. I am not a failur (neither is my husband) when I don’t know what to do. The Holy Spirit teaches us. Therefore, keep watch and pray Luke 21:36

Psalm 20:1-2 May the LORD answer you in the day of trouble! May the name of the God of Jacob set you securely on high! May He send you help from the sanctuary, and support you from Zion!

God sends help from the sanctuary… I need you to track with me here. When we are born again, we have access to the very throne of God by faith in the blood of Jesus Christ. It is by faith, in prayer, that we enter into the spiritual sanctuary of God. He sends his help from the place of power over all of creation. (let that sink in). But what does that have to do with being a suitable helper to your man? This is what the Spirit brought to my mind, “For where two or three have gathered together in My name, there I am in their midst.” Matthew 18:20 This is what Y’shua-Jesus instructed us to do when someone sins. We are not to cut and run (the answer to Peters question, how many times to I forgive, in the next sentence, is 70 x 7) Proverbs 31 women pray with her husband when children are in need, when we are weak for any reason. The sanctuary of God is in our midst when we pray together. But ladies, I know that not all of our men are believers. God hears YOU when you pray. But you have the freedom to pray with another believer for your husband and your needs. (be cautious about what you share and with whom you share. I know by sad experience that it can come back to bite you, the devil never misses an opportunity) Almighty God sends his help from the sanctuary!

Hosea 13:9 It is your destruction, O Israel, that you are against Me, against your help.

A final word on ‘EZER, help, Your marriage is not a mistake. It may be that you and your husband need time to be physically apart, God is still at work through you and answers prayer about your marriage (no matter what your eyes see or your ears hear). That is the testimony of Phil and Kay Robertson. You may be divorced, in fact you might have been the one to seek a divorce because you were simply done. God has not forsaken either of you. That is the testimony of Kay Author, founder of Precepts Ministries. He makes beauty from ashes and is our joy when we mourn. Salvation and our relationship with God has little to do with marriage, but with our new relationship with God himself when we have been born again. The devil is going to tell you something else. He is in your life to destroy you, not your husband, parents or children. (Ephesians 6:12) The devil came to steal your joy. Turn your eyes in faith to call upon the name of the LORD instead of letting the lies of the devil fill your mind. The steadfast love of the Lord NEVER ends, it is fresh every day. Each day is a fresh “do-over”! Eve is blamed for the condition we are in (I do not fully agree with that) yet the Savior of the world, her hope, came from her seed. She was not a throw away… and neither are you. Married or single, divorced or a never married mom, God LOVEs you. I know! He loved me when I thought I was only trash, when I thought the world would be better off if I was not part of the it. He met my every need. He helped me when I was helpless. He asks us to be our husbands helper. That help is supernatural. Our husband’s salvation is not our responsibility, but we have the privilege of going to the throne room of God and seeing what the Almighty will do because we pray in faith.

There has been a whole lot of water under the bridge (an Americanism meaning much has passed or happened) since God created Eve as Adam’s help-meet. How are we to know or understand what that roll is today? Everyone adds their personal prejudice to the definition of what a good, godly woman is. That includes me, and as I found out, it includes the good and brave men who translated Proverbs 31. Therefore, I will pray, and I expect you to also pray as we look at Proverbs 31 and what it means to be what God is forming us to be in the weeks to come.

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Debs in Everett, Washington

Praying that our relationships become beauty instead of burnt out ashes, that they bring joy instead of tears and that we come to the place of Hallelujah! instead of despair.

Isaiah 61:1-3

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Sabbath Day

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Shabbat Shalom
Ex 20:8-10

Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the LORD your God

God gave us a day of rest that we might renew our minds and souls after six days of labor. He designated the seventh day as a day of rest.

Lev 23:3

“‘There are six days when you may work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath of rest, a day of sacred assembly. You are not to do any work; wherever you live, it is a Sabbath to the LORD.

Many hold to the tradition that Constantine changed the day of rest to Sunday.  But I cannot find anywhere in the Word where he would have the authority to change the Sabbath. He was actually trying to bring unity to the religions in his kingdom over which day to worship, and declared Sunday to quell the strife amongst the different groups. It may be ok to come together to worship corporately on Sunday, the first day of the week, but the seventh day is the day of rest.

Many say they worship God every day of week, but God says to keep His day holy a day set aside for Him. If we worship, at least corporately, every day then there is not one day set aside for the Lord, A special holy day.

Mark 2:27-28

Then he said to them, “The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath.   So the Son of Man is Lord even of the Sabbath.”

You may even say the seventh day Sabbath is for the Jews, But God set it aside at creation, long before the setting aside of His people. The Sabbath is for the whole world.

Gen 2:1-3

Thus the heavens and the earth, and all the host of them, were finished. And on the seventh day God ended His work which He had done, and He rested on the seventh day from all His work which He had done. Then God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it, because in it He rested from all His work which God had created and made.

Even God rested on the seventh day, won’t you join Him in resting on The Sabbath; He awaits your arrival

Isa 56:2

Blessed is the man who does this, the man who holds it fast, who keeps the Sabbath without desecrating it, and keeps his hand from doing any evil.”

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Revelation 10; “it is finished”

December 11, 2018 Joyeux N OE LThe mystery of Revelation 10

John saw another strong (powerful-warrior) angel… and he had in his hand a little scroll (book) which was opened…

Then the angel whom I saw standing on the sea and the land lifted up his right hand to heaven and swore by Him who lives forever and ever that there will be delay no longer, but in the days of the seventh angel, when he is about to sound, then the mystery of God is finished as he preached to his servants the prophets.

Revelation 10 is all mystery… unless you stop the replacement theology you have been relentlessly taught at church.  I was surprised at the interpretations of “the little book” in the angel’s hand. Some said it was the seven-sealed scroll, now open. But if that scroll is only opened by the kinsman-redeemer, then I do not think that it is that scroll, now unsealed, since it would be in the hand of the Lamb who alone is worthy. The next most popular guess is that it is the gospel. I suppose that is possible, but I have another idea.

December 11, 2018 Joyeux N OE L - YODThe little book is actually a little scroll. But where do we find little scrolls?

Tefillin, or what we would call (and despise because of a misunderstanding of Matthew 23:5) Phylacteries. Tefillin contain small scrolls worn on the arm and forehead of Jewish men while praying.

John is to eat the little scroll, and in his mouth it would be sweeter then honey.

Jeremiah 15:16 Your words were found and I ate them, and Your words became for me a joy and the delight of my heart; for I have been called by Your name, O LORD God of hosts. see also Ezekiel 3:1-3, Psalm 19:7-10, Psalm 119:101-103, 

Numbers 5:11-31 is a mysterious little passage about a jealous husband and the waters of bitterness that the wife suspected of cheating must drink. 5:23 the priest writes on a little scroll. Our God is a jealous God, we are his betrothed. His covenant with us, His word, is sweet, but all we like sheep have gone astray. Bitterness.

Ezekiel chapter three also speaks of a little scroll, which is sweet in the mouth but bitter in the belly. For Ezekiel, he has a sweet message for Israel, who refuse to listen. It is bitterness for Ezekiel.

Before eating the little scroll, the Strong Angel told John, “in the days of the voice of the angel with the final trumpet, the mystery of God is finished.” What is that mystery? Here are some ideas from scripture.

  • Romans 11:25-27 For I do not want you, brethren, to be uninformed of this mystery–so that you will not be wise in your own estimation–that a partial hardening has happened to Israel until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in; and so all Israel will be saved; just as it is written, “THE DELIVERER WILL COME FROM ZION, HE WILL REMOVE UNGODLINESS FROM JACOB. THIS IS MY COVENANT WITH THEM, WHEN I TAKE AWAY THEIR SINS.”
  •  1 Corinthians 15:50-57 Now I say this, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable. Behold, I tell you a mystery; we will not all sleep, but we will all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet; for the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed. For this perishable must put on the imperishable, and this mortal must put on immortality. But when this perishable will have put on the imperishable, and this mortal will have put on immortality, then will come about the saying that is written, “DEATH IS SWALLOWED UP in victory. O DEATH, WHERE IS YOUR VICTORY? O DEATH, WHERE IS YOUR STING?” The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law; but thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
  •  Ephesians 3:4a-7 the mystery of Christ,  which in other generations was not made known to the sons of men, as it has now been revealed to His holy apostles and prophets in the Spirit; to be specific, that the Gentiles are fellow heirs and fellow members of the body, and fellow partakers of the promise in Christ Jesus through the gospel,
  •  Ephesians 5:30-32 …we are members of His body. FOR THIS REASON A MAN SHALL LEAVE HIS FATHER AND MOTHER AND SHALL BE JOINED TO HIS WIFE, AND THE TWO SHALL BECOME ONE FLESH. This mystery is great; but I am speaking with reference to Christ and the church.
  •  Colossians 1:27 to whom God willed to make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.

December 11, 2018 Joli COEUR - 10Rev7The word of God, our covenant with him, is so sweet in our mouth, but bitter in the belly. Who can keep it? Who can stand before Almighty God? But it was not for us to keep. How could we, though we put our life’s effort into walking The Way. But Glory! Y’shua-Jesus paid the full price of sin (It is finished: John 19:30 and Revelation 10:7) Christ, our only hope! The marriage of the Lamb is for Israel and all the rest of us. The sea that the angel puts his foot on pictures the world, and the land is Israel.

Now, Just as Ezekiel was sent to proclaim the Word of God to a people who understood but refused to submit to the word, so John and maybe, so are we asked to do.

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Where #Dogwalk is code for prayer-walking, I’m no good at it, but that does not stop me from trying… how about you?

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2018 Taste of Christmas Cookies.

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All our family and friends celebrate Christmas and are kind enough to include Ray and I. All year long I gather the elements that will come together to make Christmas Cookie boxes to give to them because I love them so!

20171207_1200051949650033.jpgI have a crazy amount of cookie recipes in my file. Narrowing them down is a chore. There will be Russian Tea Cakes, Date Dream Bars and Rum Balls from Rays mother’s collection. Thumbprints from Aunt Cindy (love those!) and Chitty Cookies from Aunt Sherri. That already seems like a lot of cookies. But I’ll do more.

I’m looking for flavors that remind me of Christmas. This is what I do.

  • img_20171204_191032_729554822292.jpgginger in Gingerbread Biscotti
  • mint in Triple Layer brownies
  • orange in Chocolate-Orange biscotti
  • cranberry in Holiday Biscotti
  • lemon in Lemon Bars.
  • Nutmeg in Sugar and Spice Cookies
  • eggnog in Eggnog cookies

Besides all those, there are some I make just because I’m on a roll. The trick is to give them all away before I start wondering how the are with a cuppa jo.

Happy Holidays

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Revelation 9; war with The Prince of the Power of the Air

The Shofar, the great trumpet blasts of the end of the era, are calls to believers to prepare for war. Not simple war as we know in this world, though that is an element of this war; but spiritual warfare. Our enemy is the fallen star, the prince of the power of the air.

December 10, 2018 Pause-CafeAnd you were dead in your trespasses and sins,  in which you formerly walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, of the spirit that is now working in the sons of disobedience.   Ephesians 2:1-2

It was through deceit and the lust of mankind, by which we are still so easily entangled in sin, that the Serpent in the garden took for himself the stewardship of the world from Adam and Eve. We are his to toy with. Setting us free from slavery to sin is why Y’shua-Jesus gave up his glory as the Son of God to become the son of Adam (man). Believer, you are precious! Jesus gave up any hope of a respectable reputation when he chose an unwed virgin to be his mother. Years later his opponents would suggest that she was a disrespectful whore (John 8:41) She was from a cursed family, the once royal line of David. Her cousin would have a child in her old age and all of her neighbors would rejoice with her but there would not be rejoicing from family and neighbors for the birth of Mary’s child. Coming far less then nine months from the day of her rushed wedding. Her husband, the man who would be king but for the shameful behavior of his line, had nothing to claim as his heritage except for his reputation. He was  therefore ready to walk away from his betrothed. If not for divine intervention, Joseph would have looked for someone else to share his life with.

The prince of the power of the air tried to destroy Mary’s child. His best, multi-use tool is lust. In Matthew 4 he used lust to attempt to destroy Y’shua. Lust to supernaturally provide for his own hunger instead of waiting on his Father’s provision (stones to bread), lust to show off his being somebody important instead of no one special (throw self from pinnacle and be rescued by angels as the religious watch) and lust for power without paying the price of the cross (bow to the devil). For love of you, Y’shua gave up the use of the supernatural power and glory he had from his father. Unlike Ba’alam whose lust took him to the Almighty to see if just maybe he could have the riches of the world to curse Israel, Y’shua never even asked the Father if he could go the easy way to the King’s throne. He is our example, he is who we follow to battle as the Shofar sounds.

December 10, 2018 Pause-Cafe - TETThen the fifth angel sounded and John sees “a star from heaven which had fallen to earth. The prince of the power of the air, the bright and morning star. (Isaiah 14:12). Satan, the steward of the world has a key, given to him (I assume he became the keeper of this key when he took stewardship of the world from the first Adam) The key is to the Abyss, the bottomless pit, kept locked for good reason. In the dim light resulting from the smoke billowing from the abyss, a swarm will be seen. They will appear to be locusts, but these locusts are not like any locusts we know of. Swarms of locusts are known to eat every green thing in their path, grass, leaves, green crops. Not these locusts. Utterly frightening to look at, they ignore vegetation. their appetite is for people. If there is any good, it is that they are not of this earth, they do not reproduce. They have five months to sting, something locusts of the physical realm cannot do. You will hear them coming by the sound of their wings, you will know them, if you see them, by their fierce appearance. They sting like a scorpion but their sting is so dreadful that those who are stung will long to die but cannot. Attempts at suicide will only make the pain worse, not end it. The only safety from the supernatural locusts will be the seal of God on the forehead of men. Are you born again? The physical seal will be given to a limited number of Jewish men (144,000). Those born again after the rapture are not sealed in their forehead, but in their heart. Their protection is faith in the unseen God.

December 10, 2018 EVANESCENCE - 9Rev1Stand firm and be not afraid dear saint, this same Abyss will become the prison of Satan in Revelation 20. If he had not opened it to release the night-mare it contained, then it may not have stood  ready to receive him at the end of the war. Romans 8:28 May I pause here and encourage you to always, in everything, offer thanksgiving to God. There are things in our life, that at the moment we experience them, do not feel like they are something to be thankful for. We ask, “Why!” with a voice of despair. God know’s why. He knows the way of escape (1 Corinthians 10:13) Thank Him by faith, not by sight. (2 Corinthians 5:7)

December 10, 2018 Pause-Cafe - TETThe sixth angel sounds his Shofar and a voice from the golden alter, the alter that once held the censor that was thrown to earth, speaks. Grace once motivated the voice from the golden alter, now it calls for the release of angels bound under the Euphrates River. They spring from their chains ready for this very moment in time. They are murderers with an appetite for death limited only by the the Word of YHVH and the specific number of souls He determined. These deadly angels command an army of 200 million men whose mounts (referred to as horses) kill more then the men of the army of Israel. Men who once longed to die from the locusts will now surly get what they desire.d Their death will not be a simple end of life. The monster-horses kill by smoke, fire and brimstone bring a death of terrifying suffering. First they will be overwhelmed by smoke that removes oxygen from our lungs as the fire and the burning brimstone turn flesh to ash like that of Sodom.

The final paragraph of Revelation 9 is one that truly shocks me. In all of the horror of the first six blasts of the trumpets, men refuse to seek freedom through repentance. They are so deceived that they cling to their idols, to the illusion of power of sorcery and the heartlessness of murder, immorality and theft. They adore their cold, blind idols of stone, of silver and brass that are the talisman of the demons they worship. Woe, woe, woe. What hope for mankind?

But wait. Give a sacrifice of thanksgiving and wait for the LORD

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Celebrating the final day of Hanukkah, the days of Dedication, asking, what prevents you from coming to faith in Y’shua, Jesus who is the Christ? There is nothing for you in any other religion but the deceit that satisfaction of lust provides. It will sting you with a pain that is unbearable. Death is not an end to the pain, it is the gate-way to eternal dying. That is what hell is, a body prepared to die eternally but without escape from living. Jesus came from glory to give you life. Be born again. It is more then hope, it is joy everlasting! But it is a limited time offer.

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Shabbot Shalom! and…

It’s Saturday! And while I love a daily study, I need to step away on the weekends to fill my tank. Today, the tank should fill up to full. Ray and I are spending the morning watching Michael Rood’s Hanukkah special. All my favorite speakers in one place!

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This time last year, I was having a very Flamingo Shabbat, but I did get out for a ride in the country… if Snohomish still counts as country. I should be out walking the beach or finding a place by a mountain river but here I am in front of the TV. Happy Hannukah!

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Eating left-overs, drinking coffee and snuggling in a quilt with the dogs. I am dressed but not going anywhere.

 

 

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