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END TIME: Second Quarter ENOCH Calendar starts with shocking events!

The second quarter on the Enoch Calendar for 2010-2011 has just begun. Although the revelation of the Calendar to Enoch by Uriel indicated that each quarter started with a solar event (either equinox or solstice) that is not possible at this time because the earth does not follow a circular orbit. However, because the Calendar is a 364-day calendar and because the start of the Calendar with the spring equinox is emphasized in the revelation, we can reconstruct it with the combination of the spring equinox and the 364 days.

Why is this important?

All critical prophecies that are related to days, years, times, and appointed days in accordance with the Enoch Calendar – and no other calendar.
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MAVERICK: Should You Be A Maverick?

The race to the November 2008 elections brought a new word into the consciousness of many Americans. That word is "maverick."

Here is the definition from both Wikipedia and Merriam Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary – Tenth edition:

Maverick: "a person who shows independence of thought or action; an independent individual who does not go along with a group or party."

Are you a maverick?

Should you be? …

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How to Walk with God — Part 1: Resetting Internal Meanings and Contexts

Can what we believe be “bad” for us? Of course! And It is hard for us to see that what we believe could be a great mistake, isn’t it? For example, where did you learn the meaning of the “sin”, which I don’t even like to use in writing? It is a “bad” and “unhealthy” word because it does not present an image of the truth, instead it triggers a very different meaning in our mind that is not Scriptural.

But before I begin let me tell you a personal story about this strange word “sin” …

When I was a teenager and, of course, very green, like a young “sapling,” I was asked to speak before a small assembly of adults and teenagers, in a “father and son” night. I really had no idea what to talk about, but as I sat fidgeting in my seat, a thought struck me: “I will talk about sin!” So when my name was called, I quickly stood up and strode to the lectern and proceeded to denounce “sin” in all its “forms” and finished by saying that I would devote my life to the “fight against sin.” You imagine the feedback I got from my tirade, can’t you?

I also got a smart lecture from my dad, who told me that I really shouldn’t talk like that to anybody. At the time, I didn’t understand what he was saying, and what I found out later was a revelation: people don’t like to be told they are “sinners” or because of sin, “they will all burn in hell.” Yikes!

You can see that this not what eternal life is all about, can’t you? And you don’t really believe that God is so cruel that all He wants to do is forever roast people over hot coals like a goat on a spit, do you? …
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Facing Reality: The Creation is Waiting

Let’s get real! I’m serious. First, there are more than 600 pages on this blog. I don’t mean computer pages, I mean book pages. Each post is written like a chapter.

That is a chunk to absorb.

In many of the posts here I wrote about what the Scriptures really say about the near and far future. And this is important because our life depends upon a clear and real understanding of the destiny that was planned before there was a universe.

That is all well and good.

But what about the here and now? Shouldn’t there be some good news about that also? …

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END TIME: Part 4, More Promises for Overcomers

It should not be a surprise that the messages of chapters two and three of Revelation warn about the consequences of following harmful religious ideas. That is the message of both the Law and the Prophets. The context of religious thought, including the religions of atheism and the secular, has stood in the way of preventing individuals from truly walking with our Creator from the time of Adam to today.

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One reader wrote and was very upset that I did not teach from the Latin Vulgate translation that Jerome, commissioned by the Pope, created. But this fourth century translation caused more confusion and corruption of the Scriptures than any other document.

The Vulgate turned the meaning of the Scriptures on its head. “Faith” [fides] became a belief system taught by, guess who, the church. If a person was “faithful” [fidelis] they were “loyal” to the church. If you didn’t have this “faith” you were considered a “heretic.” “Oh, come all ye faithful [adeste fidelis],” sung every year at Christmas time, implies that if you are NOT one of the “faithful,” (as defined by the church) then “stay away.”

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SPIRITUAL LIFE: Fasting, Meditation, and Prayer

Many pray. A growing number meditate. A few fast. How important are these to success in growing spiritually? Are prayers heard? Does meditation work? When was the last time you fasted?

Spiritually directed tools can be a powerful asset. But if not used with wisdom, understanding, and knowledge, they could be a waste of time. It is hard for us to comprehend how to make these work. Even the disciples requested, “Teach us to pray.”

For a lot of people prayer becomes nothing more than begging, and that is not healthy. Religious leaders can often be heard making public prayers, and these, some think, are model prayers. But regardless of the sad state of prayer what we really want is to find out what it really is and how to make it work.

Meditation is somewhat like prayer only the difference is that nothing is said. Instead we shut down our mind, if that is possible, and go into a meditation or trance state. For a spiritual person this can be a very refreshing time. Sometimes meditation is a time that can be very valuable for dealing with life. We can go into a meditative state, become settled, and later find new insight and knowledge come to our awareness that is exactly what we needed to solve a problem or to complete a project.

Fasting is a powerful tool, but only used by a few people. It involves abstaining from eating. Sometimes, for short periods, the fasting person drinks nothing. Why do this? The thought of missing a meal is enough to make many people faint. Most people think that they will die if they skip eating anything for one day. But true spiritual fasting should take you past the point where food is no longer important or even desired, and yes, that actually happens on or about the third or fourth day.

Why should we even consider doing any one of these things? Are we nuts?

For any of these tools to be useful to our spiritual life, we must also have the needed prerequisites. It is kind of like dealing with computer software, some packages will not function unless other programs are already in the system. These packages have what are known as “dependencies.”

Prayer, meditation and fasting have dependencies and prerequisites. Prayer is not simply a matter of saying the “right” words over and over. Meditation is not just sitting in a lotus position, alone and quiet, waiting for some vision or mental flash. Fasting does not mean that going without food or drink automatically causes God to smile down on us.

No, before we can be successful, we must start at the right place.

For several years now, I have taught about something that I call the Elahim Connection. This is a true spiritual relationship with our Creator. Not just any kind of relationship but a special one. It is based on this law, “Love Eyahuwah, your Elahim, with all your heart, mind and soul, and your neighbor as you love yourself.” This is foundational. Upon this hang everything else in the Law or Torah and is the theme or spine behind the writings of the prophets, from Enoch and Moses to the Apostle John.

We must ask ourselves before any prayer, meditation, or fast: Does that “commandment” accurately represent our present and continuing state? If not, how then can we even consider that we will be successful in prayer, meditations, and fasting when we don’t even have the basic character upon which the relationship depends?

Eyahuwah is far from the wicked [those who are wrong-doers], but He hears the prayer of the righteous [those do are right-doers]. Proverbs 15:29

The prayer of a righteous man [or woman] is powerful and effective. James 5:16

Blessed is the man [or woman] who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked [those who are wrong-doers] or stand in the path of sinners or sit in the seat of mockers. But his [or her] delight is in the Law [Torah] of Eyahuwah, and he [or she] meditates on His Law [Torah] day and night. He [or she] shall be as a tree planted by the rivers of water, that yields its fruit in its season, and whose leaf does not wither, and whatever he [or she] does prospers. Psalm 1:1-4

Not only is focus and delight in the Law important to living in a spiritual relationship with Elah, but so also is attitude. Pride, having an inordinate self-esteem, blocks spiritual life. Before one can learn, one must recognize that Eyahuwah and the Elahim know everything. A Pharisee prayed:

“I thank you that I am not like other men. Extortioners. Unjust. … I fast twice in the week. I give tithes of all that I possess.”

But his prayer was not heard.

For everyone who exalts himself shall be humbled, and he who is humble shall be exalted. Luke 18:14

Those who like to be seen praying, or who make a show of their fasting, or who proclaim their generosity to the world, have their reward. But they do not have answered prayer, and their fasting does not make them spiritual, and their charity becomes a curse to them.

“Teach us to pray” is confusion. “Teach us the way of righteousness” is more on target and it is a prayer.

“When you come to appear before Me, who has required this from your hand, to trample My courtyards? Stop bringing futile offerings, incense, it is an abomination to Me. New moons, Sabbaths, the calling of meetings — I am unable to bear unrighteousness and assembly. My being hates your New Moons and your appointed times, they are a trouble to Me. I am weary of bearing them.

“And when you spread out your hands, I hide my eyes from you, even though you make many prayers, I do not hear. Your hands have become filled with blood.

“Wash yourselves. Make yourselves clean. Put away the evil doings from before My eyes. Stop doing evil! Learn to do good! Seek right-ruling. Reprove the oppressor. Defend the fatherless. Plead for the widow.

“Come now, and let us reason together,” says Eyahuwah, “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be white as snow. Though they are red like crimson, they shall be as wool.

“If you submit and obey, you shall eat the good of the land.” Isaiah 1:12-19, The Scriptures.

There is no secret to prayer, meditation and fasting. They are simple, easy and can accomplish much. But the relationship between each of us, individually, and Eyahuwah and the Elahim only comes with humility and right-doing. It is not the result of attending meetings, whether on Sunday or on a Sabbath or on any other day.

Why are prayers not heard?

“Your rulers are stubborn and companions of thieves. Everyone loves bribes and runs after rewards. They do not defend the fatherless, nor does the cause of the widow reach them.

“I shall turn My hand against you, and shall refine your dross and remove your impurities. And I shall give back your judges as in the days of old, and your counselors as at the beginning. After this you shall be called the city of righteousness, a steadfast city.”

And it shall be in the latter days that the mountain of the House of Eyahuwah is established on the top of the mountains [large nations], and shall be exalted above the hills [small nations]. And all nations shall flow to it. And many people shall come and say, “Come, and let us go up to the mountain of Eyahuwah, to the House of the Elahim of Jacob, and let Him teach us His ways, and let us walk in His paths, for out of Zion comes forth the Torah, and the Word of Eyahuwah from Jerusalem.” And he shall judge between the nations, and shall reprove many peoples. Isaiah 1 & 2

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In these words, you will find a transliteration of Eyahuwah foras the name is made of four ancient Hebrew vowels (not the modern Hebrew Masoretic consonants). This name was probably sung or intoned in the Temple and would have sounded like “ee-ah-oo-ah”. When the vowels sounds are connected then the transitional consonants sounds “y”, “h” and “w” naturally form and the sound resembles “eeyahhoowah”.

Now regarding the one we call “Jesus.” The name, Jesus, is Greek that came from Latin. It is a Roman name, not Hebrew. Actually, he had more than one name. “His name shall be called Immanuel,” said one Messenger. More on this later …

The reason I use Eyahuwah rather than LORD is to help our minds break free from the iconolatry associated with the more popular Greek and Latin names. Religions have done a good job of programming our minds into thinking what they want us to think when we hear the words God, Lord and Jesus.

“Yahweh”, “Yahveh” and “Jehovah” are very poor pronunciations of. These will not be used either. The use of the English letters YHVH foris based upon the modern Hebrew consonants that evolved from the transitional sounds when saying or singing the ancient Hebrew long vowels that made up the letters of the Name: “ee ah oo ah.” Try it. You will find that “ee ah” forms the sound “yah.” Also you will hear that “ah oo” sounded together becomes “ah-hoo,” and “oo ah” becomes “oowah.”

Although we could use our English transliteration Jesus, which is from the Greek word (pronounced “ee-yay-soos”), I would rather introduce the name Eyahushuah for this reason: there is a very strong spiritual connection between Eyahuwah and Eyahushuah. Reading from right to left, notice the three letters at the beginning of both names. Eyahushuah is the transliteration of the Hebrew name of the one we call Jesus. The corresponding English name is Joshua. If you have read some of the other articles on this blog, you would have found that Jesus’s Hebrew name is very much like the name, Eyahuwah, weakly translated LORD in the “Old” Testament or Hebrew Scriptures.

Eyahuwah is the One with whom our fathers had a very powerful relationship. It was Eyahuwah who covenanted with Abraham using the phrase “I will do it.” He promised to make certain that the promises He made to all of the fathers would be carried out.

Should it be considered strange that there was a Son of the Most High whose name was Eyahushuah? And that in the Domain of Elahim or “Kingdom of God or Heaven,” there was also a Son of Man whose name was revealed to the fathers as Eyahuwah?

The name Eyahushuah means: “Eyahuwah is the One who will save us” or “Eyahuwah our Savior”.

“She gave birth to a Son, and you are to give him the name Eyahushuah, because he will save his people from their sins.”
Matthew 1:21 NIV

“He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God [Eyahuwah Elahim] will give him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever, his kingdom will never end.”
Luke 1:32-33 NIV

Note: throughout the writings, I will refer to the English translation of “Lord God” in both the Old and New Testaments as Eyahuwah Elahim, which is the literal transliteration of the Hebrew and the intended meaning of the Greek, though lost in translation.

Promises, Covenants

The throne of David was established upon this promise made to David, by Eyahuwah through the prophet Nathan:

Eyahuwah declares to you that Eyahuwah himself will establish a house for you. “When your days are over and you rest with your fathers, I will raise up your offspring to succeed you, who will come from your own body, and I will establish his kingdom. He is the one who will build a house for my Name, and I will establish the throne of his kingdom forever. I will be his father, and he will by my son. When he does wrong, I will punish him with the rod of men, and with floggings inflicted by men. But my love will never be taken away from him, as I took it away from Saul, whom I removed from before you. Your house and your kingdom will endure forever before me; your throne will be established forever.”
2 Samuel 7:11-16. NIV.

This is a double prophecy and a mystery. Not only did it apply to Solomon, but also to Solomon’s offspring. Eyahuwah also promised to punish the reigning son, “when he does wrong”. Although this promise ruled over the lives of David’s sons, this promise was fulfilled by Eyahushuah, David’s offspring, who did no wrong! Instead, he took upon himself the punishment included in this promise! He stood in place of Kings from David’s offspring and took upon himself the punishment promised. As King over the House of Jacob (all of Israel, not just Jews only), Eyahushuah took the punishment upon himself. In doing so, Eyahushuah became the Savior of Israel and of the ruling line of David. Eyahushuah was also a descendant of David and had right to the throne of “his father, David.”

Notice in the quote from 2 Samuel above how many times Eyahuwah is quoted as saying “I will …” and other expressions of action and responsibility.

The question is how could Eyahushuah be qualified to take this punishment on himself?

One of the problems with Bible translations today is the influence of the corrupt Latin Vulgate translation. This translation alone stood the theology of the Scriptures on its head. For example, the word “fides” or “fideles” puts the responsibility of being faithful back on the reader. Whereas, in the language of the Scripture, both Hebrew and Greek, faithfulness is a quality of character possessed by Eyahuwah.

Eyahuwah made the promises and covenants to the fathers (deals, if you will) and He bound Himself to being faithful to perform what He promised. This He did and continues to do whatever is necessary to carry out what He covenanted to do.

It was Eyahuwah who told the people of Israel, “I am Eyahuwah Elahim, who brought you out of Egypt, out the land of slavery. You shall no other Elahim before me.”

This is the foundation of the good news, the gospel. Without the covenants and promises made to the fathers, there is no focal point for human life. Everything would be time and chance. The promises combined with the faithfulness of the Promiser assures the salvation of the human race — starting with the fathers and the people of the nations of Jacob, including David and his offspring.

Why then did Eyahushuah come upon the scene? Who was he and what was his purpose?

Because we have lost our relationship with Elahim and Eyahuwah, we have also lost our own identity and the knowledge of who our fathers were. We have followed other gods that were created by the offspring of Noah’s son Ham: Cush, and Nimrod. Nimrod was the one who placed himself before Eyahuwah. He became the god of the people — and still is to this day.

We have trusted in religions to bring us the “truth” about human life and our purpose here. But instead, they enslaved us and taught about other gods that were not the Eyahuwah Elohim of our fathers. Religions also kept from us our real identity and made us “drink of the wine” of their deceit that put our minds in a drunken stupor.

Eyahuwah warned our fathers that if their offspring turned to the gods of the nations around them, then He would drive them out of the land and take away the knowledge of who they are. Eyahuwah also promised to bring them back from the places to which He had driven them, and give them a new heart.

Eyahuwah spoke to the people and gave them ten commandments with his own voice. That scared the people so much that they begged Moses, “Speak to us yourself and we will listen. But do not have Elahim speak to us or we will die.”

This became another covenant between Elahim and the people. Elahim through Eyahuwah agreed with the people, and people today wonder why we never hear from Elahim. Yet the target of our existence is the life-generating connection with Elahim as intended from the beginning!

In this conversation and others, the people made their own covenants and promises with Eyahuwah, who honored their requests.

Then Eyahuwah said to Moses, “Tell the Israelites this, ‘You have seen for yourselves that I have spoken to you from heaven: Do not make any gods to be alongside me; do not make for yourselves gods of silver or gods of gold.”
Exodus 20:22-23

Because the people of Jacob did go astray. They continued to make their own gods. And as a result, they also created a huge debt of punishment. This is often misunderstood. People ask, “How could God be so cruel?”

Elahim did not bring the trouble into the world. Instead, it came through a decision made by our original father and mother. It was Eve who submitted to the temptation and made the choice to feast on the knowledge of good and evil instead of feasting on the Tree of Life. Then Adam acquiesced and followed her lead. Before their first children reached full maturity, Cain murdered his younger brother Abel.

Rather than looking upon the actions of Elahim as a cruel act, it was really the word of the people and the word of Eyahuwah and was made of contracts, agreements, deals, and promises made by both parties and sealed with an oath. Hence, the future of the world was built upon the covenants made with the fathers and with the people. The world was to be blessed by this relationship. But our fathers, the sons of Jacob, did not keep their part of the agreement.

Another covenant was made with Moses, another father. When Moses was a long time in Mount Sinai receiving instruction from Eyahuwah, the people of Israel made a golden calf and declared that “This was the Elahim that brought you out of Egypt.” This angered Eyahuwah and he told Moses to leave him alone so that he might destroy them and make Moses into a great nation. But Moses pleaded the case with Eyahuwah, saying,

“Turn from your fierce anger; relent and do not bring disaster on your people. Remember your servants Abraham, Isaac and Israel, to whom you swore by your own self: ‘I will make your descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky and will give your descendants all this land I promised them, and it will be their inheritance forever.‘”

Eyahuwah relented and did not bring this disaster as he threatened. Moses went back down and tried to get things back in order, however, many lives were lost as a result. He told the people,

“You have committed a great sin. But now I will go up to Eyahuwah; perhaps I can make atonement for your sin.”

Moses pleaded for forgiveness, and Eyahuwah replied,

“Whoever has sinned against me I will blot out of my book. Now go, lead the people to the place I spoke of … However, when the time comes for me to punish, I will punish them for their sin.”

This was not the first time Eyahuwah promised to punish the people of Israel, nor was it the last. This was to become a major theme through the relationship between Eyahuwah Elahim and the descendents of Abraham, Isaac and Israel. They were and still are a stiff-necked and hard-hearted people to this day.

Eyahuwah made promises:

When the time comes for me to punish, I will punish them for their sins.
Exodus 32:33 NIV

Therefore Israel had garnered up a mountain of promised punishment, a great debt, as a result of not keeping the covenants that they made.

When Moses went and told the people all Eyahuwah‘s words and laws, they responded with one voice, “Everything Eyahuwah has said we will do.”
Exodus 24:3

Therefore, the covenant was established based on the words of the people. They promised to continue the relationship that had been established between Eyahuwah Elahim and their fathers, Abraham, Isaac and Israel. And if they failed to do that then Eyahuwah gave his word, “I will punish them for their sins.”

What was promised: it was a choice between life and death …

This day I call heaven and earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live and that you may love Eyahuwah Elahim, listen to his voice, and hold fast to him. For Eyahuwah is your life, and he will give you many years in the land he swore to give to your fathers, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.
Deuteronomy 30:19-20 (Read the whole chapter).

Eyahuwah knew that the people would go after other gods — non-living gods, and forget the relationship He deeply desired with his people. The decades spent wandering in the wilderness was one struggle after another. Here was a group of people destined to be a Kingdom of Kings and Priests. They were to become a blessing to all the nations of earth. And they were a nation of hard-hearted, stubborn people who were willing to give up the most valuable thing in their life — the relationship held by their fathers with the living Eyahuwah Elahim in exchange for the non-living gods of this world.

In keeping with the requests of the people, the voice of Eyahuwah Elahim became silent. And today we wonder why.

How could this be fixed?

It was the task of Eyahuwah to make events happen just as he had promised and agreed to do, punishment and all. Eyahuwah and Elahim are manifestations of the One true and living One, called in the Scriptures: Elah. It is strange to embrace the reality that Elohim and all of the beings and messengers in that domain are manifestations of Elah. But why is that so difficult. We are manifestations ourselves. Which act of Elah is more difficult?

Here is how John the Apostle wrote about this. This is taken from the Aramaic version of his gospel:

1. In the beginning was the Manifestation; And that Manifestation was with God [Elah]; and the Manifestation was God [Elah].
2. This was in the beginning with God [Elah].
3. Everything was in his power (in his hand), [otherwise] nothing would ever exist. [Actually, all things that exist do so because of his power, and there is nothing else existing outside of his power.]
4. Through him [there] was Life and Life became the Light of humanity
5. And that Light lights the darkness and darkness does not overshadow it.

9. There was the light of the truth, that which lights everyone who is born.
10. He was with the people and the people [came into being] by his hand (i.e. he created them) And the people did not know Him.
11. He came to his own and his own did not receive him.
12. But all those who did receive him, He assigned them to be children of God [Elah], [to them] who believed in his name;
13. They [did not become so] through blood, nor through the desire of the flesh and neither through a man’s willpower; they became born [so] from God [Elah].
14. And the Manifestation became flesh and made his dwelling amongst us and we saw His glory, glory as [that] uniquely [of the nature] of the Creator, Full of grace and blessing.

17. The Law came to us by the hand of Moses. [But] the truth and grace was through Eashoa [Eyahushuah], the Anointed One.
18. No human [being] ever saw God, except for the only born God. He who existed in the bosom of his Father proclaimed Him.

The word “Manifestation” is the meaning of the Aramaic word Miltha used in the place of the Greek word “logos” or “Word”. Miltha means Manifestation and Word. The point being that “Word” or logos contains more meaning that just a simple speech. Instead, it refers to something coming into existence as a result of a preceding declaration or thought. The Word was spoken and the Manifestation of that word is sure to happen. This is central point of all the words, promises, declarations, covenants, agreements and any other word of Eyahuwah Elahim.

This is the foundation of the Good News. As shocking as it may sound the Gospel or Good News is contained in the promises and covenants made to our fathers. It is contained in the Law (Torah) and the Prophets (Nevi’im). It is contained in the words spoken by Eyahuwah, either to the fathers or through the Spirit in the prophets. Therefore, if that is not known or understood by the supposed preachers of the “Gospel”, are they then preaching “another gospel”? And if so, where did they get it?

Throughout the Hebrew scriptures are the promises of hope for the future for the righteous and promises of punishment for the evil doers. Once the word went out, it could not be taken back. If you read the Torah, you will find this repeated time and again. Abraham believed the word spoken by Eyahuwah that he would have a son in his old age, and that his offspring would be as the stars in heaven in number — uncountable. And Abraham believed Eyahuwah. He knew that His word meant something and that what He promised He was also able to perform. Word becomes Manifestation. And in the case of the Aramaic, Word and Manifestation are one and the same.

But what about all that horrible punishment?

Was Eyahuwah only weakly threatening without any intention of actually carrying out His word? If so, then no other word spoken by Him could be relied upon!

Faith has nothing to do with blind belief. “We accept that on faith”, is nonsense. Is the moon really made of cheese? Does the sun circle around the earth? Is the earth really flat? (I don’t know about the cheesy moon thing, but the latter two were doctrines held by the church on “faith” and punishable by death or persecution if not believed.)

If faith is not based upon something tangible, like the Word of Eyahuwah, then it is foolishness. As Eyahushuah said, “Be careful what you believe.”

Abraham believed the Word of Eyahuwah. As a result, that was counted to him as righteousness. The people of Israel, even though they were visibly and forcefully led out of Egypt by Eyahuwah, did not, in fact, believe the words of Eyahuwah. “We’ll do everything he says, but don’t let him speak to us directly”, they cried. Therefore, when they showed that they didn’t believe Eyahuwah and built a calf made of gold, this was counted against them as unrighteousness.

Only Eyahuwah speaks words that must be listened to and believed, because in those words is our life!

What about the punishment? It came in part directly upon the people of Israel. They were divided into two houses. The House of Israel (sometimes called the House of Joseph), and the House of Judah. Both were taken into captivity at different times. One lost its identity and Eyahuwah hid his face from them. The other, House of Judah, retained its identity and continued to suffer through the ages to this very day.

But not all the punishment was meted out. Righteousness, to this day, is still based upon believing the word of Eyahuwah. Here is what he said:

See, my servant will act wisely; he will be raised up and lifted up and highly exalted. Just as there were many who were appalled at him — his appearance was so disfigured, beyond that of any man and his form marred beyond human likeness — so he will sprinkle many nations, and kings will shut their mouths because of him.

For what they were not told, they will see, and what they have not heard, they will understand.

Who has believed our message and to whom has the arm of Eyahuwah been revealed?

He grew up before him like a tender shoot, and like a root out of dry ground. He has no beauty or majesty to attract us to him, and nothing in his appearance that we should desire him.

He was despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows, and familiar with suffering. Like one from who men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not.

Surely he took up our infirmities and carried our sorrows, yet we considered him stricken by Elohim, smitten by him, and afflicted.

But he was pierced for our transgressions, and he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed.

We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to his own way; and Eyahuwah has laid on him the iniquity of us all.

He was oppressed and afflicted, yet he did not open his mouth; he was led like a lamb to the slaughter, as a sheep before her shearers is silent, he did not open his mouth.

By oppression and judgment, he was taken away. And who can speak of his descendants? For he was cut off from the land of the living; for the transgressions of my people he was stricken.

He was assigned a grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death, though he had done no violence, nor was any deceit in his mouth.

Yet it was Eyahuwah‘s will to crush him and cause him to suffer, and though Eyahuwah made his life a guilt offering, he will see his offspring and prolong his days, and the will of Eyahuwah will prosper in his hand.

After the suffering of his soul, he will see the light of life and be satisfied; by his knowledge my righteous servant will justify many, and he will bear their iniquities.

Therefore I will give him a portion among the great, and he will divide the spoils with the strong, because he poured out his life unto death, and was numbered with the transgressors.

For he bore the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.
Isaiah 52:13 – 53:12 NIV.

Who was this servant? A man hand-picked by Eyahuwah to receive in his flesh and by his death, the punishment promised by Eyahuwah upon all those who didn’t believe him? That is a little cruel, don’t you think?

Let’s put it this way: it took the courage of an outstanding individual to go through this ordeal.

Who was that man?

It was Eyahuwah himself!

Eyahuwah was the Manifestation of the Word. “A body you have prepared for me.” The “Manifestation became flesh” and dwelt among us! He became Eyahushuah, the Chosen one, who took in his own body the very same punishment that He (Eyahuwah) promised for those who didn’t believe his promises and abide by the covenants he made with our parents. And not only for those, but also for those who would come after to demonstrate both justice and His love for all because He patiently waited for the time when He would pay for these wrong doings and breaches heretofore unpunished. In short, he “bought our markers” and paid our debt and in doing so, He now owns us. Whether we believe it or not!

Eyahuwah said,

They shall look upon me whom have they have pierced, and they will mourn for him!

Therefore, because we belong to Him now, He can carry out His promises to save us and bring in the Age of Righteousness. Again, this will happen as promised whether we believe it or not.

This sacrifice did not do away with the law, instead it upheld the law. The word of Eyahuwah was fulfilled in Eyahushuah — the one whose name means “Eyahuwah our Savior.”

The good news was written and recorded down in advance in the books of Hebrew Scriptures. These were committed to the House of Judah for preservation until the time of the end. Eyahushuah told the disciples and the leaders of Judah, who he was. He pointed to the scriptures and told them to read them because they tell about Him. He referred to passages in the Scriptures and said that these were being fulfilled as he read them. Eyahuwah as Eyahushuah once again spoke directly to His people.

“Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts as you did in the rebellion.” Psalm 95:7-8; Hebrews 3:15

[Eyahushuah] said to them, “How foolish you are, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken! Did not the Chosen and Anointed One have to suffer these things and enter his glory?” And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he explained to them what was said in all the Scriptures concerning Himself [Eyahuwah our Savior].
Luke 24:25-27 NIV

Eyahushuah, the Anointed One, was Eyahuwah, the Chosen One in the flesh, our Savior, who took upon himself the punishment He promised he would bring upon us for our unbelieving and stubborn hearts. Instead of exacting that from us, he put off the punishment and minimized it, leaving it for the time that he had foreordained when he, himself, would suffer our punishment at the hands of men and die.

Since the children have flesh and blood, he too shared in their humanity so that by his death he might destroy him who holds the power of death — that is, the devil — and free those who all their lives were held in slavery by their fear of death. For surely it is not the angels [messengers] he helps, but Abraham’s descendants. For this reason he had to be made like his brothers in every way, in order that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest in service of Elahim, and that he might make atonement for the sins of the people.
Hebrews 2:14-17 NIV

Now that we know the good news about Eyahuwah our Savior, the Anointed one, we must look ahead to what He has promised for our future. And, most importantly, believe what He has promised for them and for us. He came in the flesh and spoke to us once again, we should listen this time!

Spiritual Discernment 2: "Making True Spiritual Connections"

Many on a spiritual pursuit are unaware of conditions that block an awesome connection to the Spiritual domain and Family. Desire is usually not enough. And often meditation and prayer don’t seem to get the job done. And we wonder why.

This problem is explained in the Scriptures, which are the Hebrew Scriptures including the Law, the Prophets and the Writings, and in writings of the Apostles and our ancient fathers. Although there are other documents that give some insight, understanding the above is required.

Experience has shown that a powerful Spiritual Connection is not only a solution to world and personal problems, but is also the way to really live! There is no question that life is intended to be a walk with our spiritual Family. This is entirely possible and will make a difference now and in the Life to come. “We’re Wired for Spirituality,” said Newsweek in May 2001.

The problem is lack of knowledge and understanding. Unfortunately, the answer that religions provide is to join with them and do what they say and you will gain your seat in heaven, but if you fail, then they promise you hell and torment forever. In fact, as we shall see the religions have created environments and thought processes that prevent us from achieving the spiritual life we all need.

Some have made a mess of their lives, sadly because they were spiritually disconnected. They didn’t know anything about the greatness of human potential. And religion did nothing except to stand in the way.

But times have changed. We really are living in a different time in human history. We are, according to the Scriptures, living at the end of one age and in preparation for the one to come. Our spiritual Family is now working with people to free them from what keeps them in spiritual prison.

Are not all angels [messengers] ministering spirits sent to serve those who will inherit salvation? Hebrews 1:14

So what are we to do now?

No matter where you are in life, you need to get connected spiritually to your real Family that gave you this life that is so personally valuable to you and to those around you.

Feast on Spiritual Food

One of the biggest blocks to a truly spiritual life is to make sure you are feasting on the kind of food that will cause you to be healthy spiritually. This image or theme runs through the Scriptures.

The Law gives instruction on what meats are clean and unclean. It tells us to eat only the clean meat, and to avoid entirely the unclean. Some religions try to do this physically, but in the doing they miss the point of the image presented by the Law. Why? Because the explanation is spiritual and requires understanding the vision given to our father Enoch: who walked with Elahim.

A clue to understanding this is found in an event that happened to the Apostle Peter and was recorded in Acts 10:

On the following day, as they went on their journey they came near to the city, and Peter went up on the housetop about the sixth hour to pray. And he became very hungry and would have eaten, but while they prepared the meal, he fell into a trance and saw heaven opened and something like a large sheet descending to him. It had been tied at the four corners and was lowered down to the earth. In the sheet were all kinds of foor-footed beasts of the earth and wild beasts, reptiles, and fowls of the air. Then a voice spoke to him, “Rise, Peter, kill and eat.” But Peter said, “Not so, Lord, for I have never eaten any thing that is common or unclean.” And the voice spoke to him again a second time, “What God has cleansed, do not call common.” This was done three times and the sheet was taken up again to heaven.

And the day after they entered into Caesarea. Cornelius [a Roman] waited for them and had called together his kinsmen and near friends. And as Peter was coming in Cornelius met him and fell down at his feet and worshipped him. But Peter took him up, saying, “Stand up; I myself also am a man.” And as he talked with him he went in and found many that had come together. And he said to them, “You know how that it is an unlawful thing for a man who is a Jew to keep company or come unto one of another nation; but God has shown me that I should not call any man common or unclean.”

What made Peter come to that conclusion? The vision of the unclean animals, in Peter’s mind, was an image of Gentiles, people who did not live as Israelites. Two things happened here: Cornelius and his family had been spiritually cleansed by God [Elohim], and Peter saw them in his vision as unclean food that God now had made clean!

The image of unclean meat in the law parallels and is directory associated with the vision seen by our father Enoch. In his vision the people of the earth had been presented as clean and unclean animals. The genetic line that started with Adam and continued through Seth, Enoch, Noah and to the children of Israel were depicted as clean animals: bulls or oxen, sheep and goats. The rest of the nations were all unclean animals. Enoch’s vision ended with all of humankind eventually being “transformed” into clean animals:

And I saw till all their generations had been transformed, and they all became white bulls. Enoch 90:37

The point of the image of the unclean meat is that we are not to feast upon and get our spiritual sustenance from the unclean spiritual food of the nations of the world. Many times Eyahuwah warned the people of Israel, not just the Jews, but all the nations of Israel, to not go after the “spiritual” food of the other nations and to learn their ways. But they didn’t listen. Instead, they made a feast of them and learned how they worshipped and the people of all the tribes of Israel made that their own, and considered the spiritual food, provided by Elahim and Eyahuwah, was not “good enough.”

The spiritual person, who wants to have a true spiritual connection, must stop feasting on the unclean food that the religious desired and adopted. Instead the spiritual must feast only upon the clean and pure meats. Enoch’s vision showed that the Plan is that in the future there will only be the clean, and not just that, but all would be White Bulls. A symbol of the highest spiritual Life. The goal then is to achieve spiritual White Bull status before the close of this age, as you will have the greatest reward for overcoming during the time of Enoch’s first seven “weeks” or ages, and you will be part of the 1335 days blessing.

Become Spiritually Clean

Another powerful image and theme in the Scripture is spiritual uncleanness. This is tied to Spiritual Food because the wrong spiritual food can be unclean and even poison to a Spiritual Life. Also there are days of which very few have any knowledge that are clean and unclean. So we do unclean things on clean days and attempt to do clean things on the unclean days.

That there are clean and unclean days is known only by a few. The religion don’t even pay attention to the days of the year as though they mean anything except what they want. Again, the image of clean and unclean foods, is similar to clean and unclean days. From the very beginning days were set apart as clean and high days. This knowledge was also given to our father Enoch. What happens then when this knowledge is ignored or lost? When we do not pay attention to what our fathers knew, we bring upon ourselves and on the world a curse!

Her priests have violated my law, and have profaned mine holy things: they have put no difference between the holy and profane, neither have they showed difference between the unclean and the clean, and have hid their eyes from my Sabbaths, and I am profaned among them. Ezekiel 22:26

But they shall teach my people the difference between the holy and profane, and cause them to discern between the unclean and the clean. Ezekiel 44:23

A spiritual person must be knowledgeable about things that are clean and unclean. In the next age the priests will once again help the people understand why it is important for a spiritual life to understand the meaning of not only clean and unclean food, but also to understand why certain days are clean and above all other days. They have special spiritual significance and tell a story. They also contain the understanding of the meaning of the 1,335 days of Daniel 12. A powerful hidden message known only by a few.

Stay Away From and Do Not Touch What is Unclean

The Law clearly shows that even coming in contact with that which is unclean will cause us to be unclean and thereby hinder our Spiritual connections. The book of Leviticus stresses over and over those things that can make a person unclean. As noted above, all these must be understood spiritually to make any sense. Although physically cleanliness is important, all of these focus upon the connection between the human person and the spiritual Domain of Elahim and the connection with Eyahuwah.

Spiritually speaking staying clean is so important that even contact with the unclean is enough to weaken the connection between the person and his or her Creator. In other words, that which is unclean is so contaminating that casual contact is dangerous. That is because that which is truly Spiritual is so clean that nothing contaminates it and the unclean cannot even share the same space. Therefore, we must understand this great difference. This should cause us to grow in understanding and not become intolerant. Remember, Eyahuwah and the Kingdom of Elahim are in the cleaning business. It is their job to make us clean, but we must submit to it:

“These in white robes: who are they, and where did they come from?”

I answered, “Sir, you know.”

And he said, “These are they who have come out of the great tribulation, and they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. Therefore, they are before the throne God and serve him day and night in his temple; and he who sits on the throne will spread his tent over them. Never again will they hunger [from lack of spiritual food]; never again will they thirst. The sun will not beat upon them, nor any scorching heat. For the Lamb at the center of the throne will be their shepherd; he will lead them to springs of living water. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.” Revelation 9:13-17 NIV

The way to become clean, spiritually is to bathe in and drink the Living Water. Our goal in this life is to start living the Eternal Life now, while we live in this flesh. We can if we understand and are careful to maintain contact with the Eternal Kingdom of Elahim.

Let Sacrifices Open Spiritual Connections

In 70 AD the evening and morning sacrifices ceased. Why? Because of the spiritual blindness that cut the people off from contact with their Savior. The sacrifices were performed as a religious duty with only religious form and without the will and desire to fulfill their spiritual purpose — a Spiritual Connection with Eyahuwah. Sacrifices are required to assure this vital connection:

This is what you are to offer on the altar regularly each day: two lambs a year old. Offer one in the morning and the other at twilight. … — a pleasing aroma, an offering made to Eyahuwah by fire. For the generations to come this burnt offering is to be made regularly at the entrance to the Tent of Meeting before Eyahuwah. There I will meet you and speak to you; there I will also meet with the Israelites, and the place will be consecrated to my glory. So I will consecrate the Tent of Meeting and the altar and will consecrate Aaron and his sons to serve me as priests. Then I will dwell among the Israelites and be their Elohim. They will know that I am Eyahuwah their Elahim, who brought them out of the land of Egypt so that I might dwell among them. I am Eyahuwah their Elahim. Exodus 29:38-46 NIV

What happens when the regular daily sacrifices cease? Eyahuwah no longer dwells among the people and no longer speaks to them. When they pray, He does not answer. Of course we must understand the spiritual intent. These regular sacrifices are a constant reminder of mortality and that our future depends not on the flesh and but on the promises of eternal life. Furthermore, it is not up to individuals or the “religious” to offer animal sacrifices.

“To what purpose is the multitude of your sacrifices to me?” says Eyahuwah: “I am full of the burnt offerings of rams, and the fat of fed beasts; and I delight not in the blood of bullocks, or of lambs, or of male goats. When you come to appear before me, who has required this at your hand, to tread my courts? Bring no more meaningless offerings; incense is an abomination unto me; the new moons and Sabbaths and convocations — I cannot bear your evil assemblies; it is iniquity, even the solemn meeting. Your new moons and your appointed feasts my soul hates: they are a trouble to me; I am weary to bear them. And when you spread out your hands in prayer, I will hide my eyes from you: yea, when you make many prayers, I will not hear: your hands are full of blood. ” Isaiah 1:11-15 AV

Yet there are spiritual sacrifices that individuals can and must offer if they want a powerful spiritual connection with Eyahuwah. Here are the sacrifices that will open the way to the Spiritual connection and communications. These were missing in the above religious practices:

“Wash yourselves and make yourselves clean; put away the evil of your doings from before my eyes; cease to do evil; Learn to do well; seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow. Come now, and let us reason together,” says Eyahuwah. “Though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool. If you become willing and obedient, you shall eat the good of the land: But if you refuse and rebel, you shall be devoured with the sword. For the mouth of Eyahuwah has spoken it.” Isaiah 1:16-20 AV

The Law’s intent is right doing and love! This will never pass away or as some think the “Law is done away.” Nonsense. The Law defines and demands right doing in all of our affairs whether they be personal relationships or leading the nation. No amount of religious activity will ever assure a living connection with the Kingdom of Elahim. But right doing from the heart not only will open the needed spiritual connection but will also lead to salvation of all the people.

We do not need politicians with programs! We need leaders who understand and practice righteousness or right doing! We need those who have the spiritual connection with Elahim and Eyahuwah, our nation’s and the world’s Saviour. This can only come by “drinking from the Fountain of Righteousness.” Such is not and should not be considered a “religion.” That is an excuse to continue doing what is NOT right. Right doing is a fact of Life and a precursor to true, age-lasting success.

“Offer the sacrifices of righteousness, and put your trust in Eyahuwah.” Psalm 4:5

“Righteousness exalts a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people.” Proverbs 14:34

“The hour comes and now is when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth for the Father seeks such to worship him. God [Elahim] is a Spirit, and they that worship him must worship in spirit and in truth.” John 4:23-24 AV.

What If We Fail? Then We Need a Saviour!

Here is what we have to look forward to if we fail:

See how the faithful city[nation] has become a harlot! She was once full of justice; righteousness used to dwell in her — but now murderers!

Your silver has become dross, your choice wine is diluted with water. Your rulers are rebels, companions of thieves; they all love bribes and chase after gifts. They do not defend the cause of the fatherless; the widow’s case does not come before them.

Therefore, Eyahuwah, Eyahuwah the Almighty, the Mighty One of [all the tribes and nations] of Israel, declares:

“Ah, I will get relief from all my foes and avenge myself on my enemies. I will turn my hand against you; I will thoroughly purge away your dross and remove your impurities. I will restore the judges as in days of old, your counselors as at the beginning. And afterward you will be called:”

The Nation of Righteousness
The Faithful Nation

Isaiah 1:21-26

Religious Experience vs Spirituality: Which is Real?

Is religion, as we know it, doomed? Some think so. One writer considered religion to be “unreal.” If so, what then is the “real?”

The authorities desired to deceive humankind, because they perceived him [humankind] being in a kinship with the truly good. … For (the authorities) had desired to take the free (person), to keep him (as a) slave to themselves forever. (The authorities) do not want him [to recognize] (himself), so that they will become [Lords] over him.” Gospel of Philip 13

Religion past and present requires adherence to the dogma, traditions, rituals of and personal allegiance to a group (sect, cult) or a larger institution (denomination or Church). They all define what a “valid” relationship is. They tell you what is expected of you and if you don’t adhere to what they demand, then you could be “excommunicated” or otherwise “cast out” from the group. To them the word “faith” means faithfulness to the group and belief in its teachings. You are expected to give yourself and, of course, your money to the leader.

Religious cultism has these characteristics:

  • A larger than life figure head or leader
  • A “top-down” government
  • Leaders or “Lords” who “rule” through a hierarchy of power
  • Members who are distinctly separated from the “leadership”
  • A set of well-defined rules or “laws” the members must follow.
  • An “us versus them” attitude
  • A code of allegiance or expected behavior of the members
  • A private vocabulary
  • A threat of expulsion for “heresy” or other infidelities
  • Programs to keep members busy

Not only does this define a cult, but most religious sects, denominations, and institutions have these same attributes. Therefore, the biggest and most powerful could be considered “Supercults!”

Christian religions put the one they call “Jesus” as the figure head. The name “Jesus” has therefore become an icon. So has the Bible. Traditional Christian doctrine consists of a carefully chosen path of Bible passages and a quiet gloss over of passages that would put light on their crimes. Christian organizations are often fraught with political intrigue and a lust for position and power. The history of the church contains many cases of murder, torture, destruction of knowledge, cover-ups, and cronyism. To make matters even more obnoxious they feel that they alone have the job of “saving the world.”

You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority over them. Not so with you!” Matthew 20:25

But Christian religions are not the only ones with problems. After the people of Judah came back from exile in Babylon, sometime around 540 B.C.E, a group of sectarians called Pharisees and Sadducees created a layman’s restructuring of the Laws of Moses. The document they claimed to be based upon “oral tradition,” is called the Babylonian Talmud. It contains about five and a half million words that told how the people were “supposed” to keep the Law, even to the point of telling them some 30 things they could or could not do on the Sabbath. For example, it was against the Law, according to them, to tie and untie more than two knots on that day. This imposed upon the people rules that were not possible to keep, but the Pharisees tried to enforce laws that even they could not keep. “Burdens too grievous to bear!”

The post-exilic prophet Malachi spoke and wrote to the people in Spirit raising the issue that these sectarian leaders usurped the authority and power given to the Levites. In place of the Levites, who had been given the spiritual power to give true instruction, the Pharisees and Sadducees imposed their own teachings on the people of Judah and that continues to this day.

You have turned from the way and by your teachings have caused many to stumble; you have violated the covenant with Levi.”
Malachi 2:8 New International Version.

Religion in every case, including those not mentioned here, is irrational, beyond reason, and often leads to fanaticism. Prophecies show there will be no religion in the future, but there will be a spiritual life that produces freedom, productivity, and peace. But it will not come about by human power. It is obvious that we human beings have a spirit of this world that works like a virus of the mind to keep us locked in to our “precious” religions.

Every plant, which my heavenly Father hath not planted, shall be rooted up.” Matthew 15:13

Chosen to a Spiritual Relationship

In spite of this, people are seeking a meaningful spiritual relationship. But their path is unclear. They go from church to church and from group to group hoping they will find something that clicks. I know, I went down that path for a short while anyway until my eyes were opened and I saw a dichotomy between what the church said it was and what the scriptures said it should be.

I found there is no such thing as a “church” in the Bible. Instead, there were people addressed in the Scriptures as “ekklesia” from “ekkaleo”: those who were “called out” of the system. Those who had been summoned. They were also known spiritually as “eklektos,” which means the “elect” or “chosen.” In other words, they were not joiners, instead, they the ones who had been told to leave!

For many are called, but few are chosen.” Mt 22:14

Many hear a call. But only few are chosen. Those who hear a call often join something. Those who are chosen find themselves not able spiritually to “join.” Instead they seek a personal and private spiritual connection. Sometimes their path leads them in and out of religious groups. They may find that they are often at odds with the religious, or rather that the religious are at odds with them.

After I went to college I found myself at odds with the peculiar Bible teaching of this school. One time I was called into the office of one of the Theology teachers who tried to convince me that I needed a particular ecstatic experience in order to be made perfect. Whatever it was that he was talking about related to ecstasy experienced by people attending a revival that happened in that town in the late 1800s. The outgrowth of the revival was the school, and the trustees were sworn to follow this doctrine or funds would be cut off.

I was “elected” chaplain of the sophomore class, a task that I felt demanded responsible action on my part. This drove me to spend each night in a small class room in the top floor of the administration building on my face in prayer. After many weeks nothing seemed to change, until one night I determined that I would not leave that room until I received an answer. I contended in prayer with whoever might be listening on the other side. Suddenly I felt strongly compelled to leave that room immediately, as though someone ordered me to get out. I went back for the next three nights only to find the room occupied: something that had not happened even once during the prior several weeks. Then situations around me started to change. I called my class officers to meet with me and I explained to them them dichotomy I had learned and told them that they needed to pray about this. Then I took this message to the rest of the class with the officers on the stage with me.

Then one day, when I wasn’t expecting anything at all, a student ran all over campus to find me and he said that I was requested to join the student body president on the podium in the chapel who was proclaiming the same message. I joined him and this continued past the curfew until about midnight when we decided it was time to leave. The next day the school body met for the regularly scheduled chapel meeting. The building was filled with electricity and expectancy. The power was so awesome that the scheduled speaker came to the podium and couldn’t say a word. He turned white and backed away without turning around and felt for his seat and sat down. Then the entire student body started to buzz and talked to each other. They had never experienced anything like it.

Many years later, when I went to speak at my father’s funeral service, I found that the pastor of the church that was host to the service had graduated from that same school. As we compared notes, he asked if I was there when the school had this great move of the Spirit. And I told him this story. He told me that he had talked with many people whose lives were changed by that event and that it had gone down in the history of the school as one of the great spiritual experiences in the school’s history. I didn’t know that because I was called to leave the school in the spring of the following year. Only in 2005 did I receive any information about what had happened.

So what is the point?

There are millions of people who regularly and faithfully attend religious services at a church or meeting place of their choice. At one time I thought that it was necessary to be “religious.” But I found that is not true. It is more important to have a spiritual connection of the same type that our ancient fathers, the prophets, and the apostles had, with the exception of Saul Paulus who appointed himself an “apostle.”

Some claim that they do not recognize Abraham as their father. OK. But if you are a spiritual person, then spiritually Abraham is your father. But if you are just religious, then no. Abraham was not religious. If you are a man I offer this test: If you want to know if you might be a descendant of Abraham, as least in the flesh, then drop your pants and look at your thingus. If you are circumcised the odds are that you descended from Abraham. There is absolutely no reason, medical or otherwise, that any man should be circumcised. The only reason is that Abraham made a covenant with Eyahuwah, who said “I will make your descendants as the sand by the sea in number, but you must agree to make sure that all your males be circumcised.” Abraham agreed and the practice has continued ever since, even among the offspring of Abraham through Ishmael! Nearly 60% of the men of the United State, the British Empire have been circumcised. That percentage is lower now simply because immigrants from the “uncircumcised” nations have entered the United States and Britain. Circumcision is not a religious practice. It is not even a good medical practice. It is simply the result of an agreement between two parties, one spiritual and the other physical.

That Abraham agreed to this covenant attested to the spiritual connection he had with Eyahuwah. They were friends and partners. They knew each other. They talked with each other, and they fashioned agreements that exist, not just to today but for the millenniums to come. It was this relationship that demonstrated that Abraham was a “right-doer” or a righteous man.

Where is this relationship today? Can it be found in our religious groups? Absolutely not. Why? Because religion has nothing to do with it. Instead it is a personal, private, and free relationship between a human being and his or her Creator.

We need to know about our fathers, but not just Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, but also Shem, Ham, Japheth, and Noah, and Enoch. These were righteous men (right-doers) who each had a private and personal relationship with the Family and Kingdom of Elahim. They knew the power of the Spiritual Realm and about the millions of Beings who are there to help each of us to become what we were destined to be.

Do you know what that awesome destiny is? You should!