Ways

I am the WAY (Torah), the TRUTH (Creation) and the LIFE (Chavah/Eve) nobody comes to the Father except through me.    Yahushua puts it very distinctly!

Taking these Items backwards, we can build a picture, a big picture which is different to that which is normally preached; a picture which starts with death.

Adam brought death into the world, he did so by a combination of being disobedient and by throwing his ‘godship’ in Yah’s face, breaking the first commandment thus denying Torah and being thrown out of Eden.   Chavah (life-giver) did not throw her godship in Yah’s face, she confessed to having been deceived by the serpent.   She was not therefore thrown out of Eden, but her desire was for her husband and she accompanied him our into the debris.

I am part Adam (death) and part Chavah (Life), these entities are at war within me, the Adam in me cannot re-enter Eden, but the Chavah part can.   So what happens?   Who can save me from this dreadful dilemma?

Yah’s Creation is truth, but it is hidden from us because we are born into Adam’s world, and grow up in it, we cannot ‘see’ Yah’s world (Creation) until we are “pure in heart”.   That is when we cease to dispute ‘blame’ (she did it the woman which You gave me) with Yah and to confess that we too have been deceived by the serpent.   We can then start to perceive Yah’s Kingdom and start to become a citizen of it.    But it is not a worldly kingdom and Adam cannot enter into it, so how do I get rid of Adam (Death) and adhere to (Chavah) life?

Torah, in Hebrew, is a signpost, it shows us the way to Yah’s Kingdom, it is also the name of the first five books of the bible, and herein lies a problem, the Mosaic Torah contained in those first five books is not the same as the Torah followed by Abraham.   Abraham’s Torah was based on his faith, trust and reliance in Yah’s Creation and Way.   The Mosaic Torah was written for a people of little faith, a people who rejected Yah’s direct invitation at Horeb, and for whom symbolism and ritual were required in an effort to keep them in abeyance until the time that the Torah could be made flesh and dwell amongst us, the Mosaic Torah kept faith in suspended animation, as Lazarus in the bosom of Abraham.       The Mosaic Torah was correct for the temple/tabernacle period, whilst the people awaited the solution to the dilemma of Adam and Chavah.    So Torah arrived, and in 3 days and 3 nights he resolved the problem by offering himself as a substitute for the Adam in us.

The role of the temple was destroyed, the flame passed from the temple to those gathered in the temple portico, the day of Pentecost/Shauvot had arrived.

Mosaic Torah passed back to the Abrahamic Torah, the Torah of personal responsibility and faith.   I can choose for myself, Adam or Chavah, and If I choose Chavah then, Yahushua masks Adam and death, so there is therefore now no condemnation. But if you Love Him, then you keep His commandments, not those of yourself and other men.

 

The Prime Directive

Despite what Captain Kirk might say, Yah’s prime directive is to “go forth and multiply” and this is a real target of Satan, who, in essence, wants us all to die.

In heaven’s hierarchy, mankind (those who keep Yah’s Torah) rank above the angels, and are thus hated by the fallen angels, and Satan in particular uses his ‘subtlety’ with good effect.    Jews are his prime target because they still keep a (damaged) form of Torah (especially the seventh day),   Christians who keep the ‘sun’ day, and the pagan festivals of easter (Ishtar) and christmas (saturnalia) are not such a threat.

But satan has to keep his agreement with Yah, a sort of angelic torah, or face the direct wrath of Yah; he has to work his evil indirectly, causing men to slaughter men, and to make them sexually deviant such that they no longer “go forth and multiply”.

Thus the Toraic death penalties for adultery, fornication and homosexuality.   These three threats to the prime directive carry a disproportionate punishment.   But we have to understand something here, one voluntarily chooses to keep Torah, and in keeping Torah, becoming part of a community of Yah, living in synergy with His Creation.

If I were to choose homosexuality, then I am denying the prime directive, and can no longer be part of that community, just the same as the adulterer or the fornicator.    If discovered, I will be thrown out or killed, my choice (but I suspect that mercy applies here, and that there is room in the community for a promise to stop breaking the Torah and keeping control of one’s sexual urges).

Fornication and adultery are treated under Torah with the same seriousness as homosexuality, they are, all three attacks on the prime directive, and they are, all three,  likely to break up the family group of mother, father and progeny,  often leaving those progeny in a parlous state.   This is not part of Yah’s Creation plan.

To Yah. The act hus coof copulation is also the instrument of marriage, the pledge of commitment to the prime directive.    Same sex copulation therefore has no place within Yah’s creation, but neither has ‘recreational’ sex and its toll of discarded babies.

Satan is subtle, he wispers in our ears that it is OK to enjoy illicit sex and to murder the resulting baby, thus condemning the parents; the father for not supporting his offspring, and the mother for murder.   But they can confess – “I was deceived by the serpent”,

Yah designed us to live in family groups in order to nurture the offspring of those groups, when we fail in this task, ten our society falls apart

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Words

Many people view Judaism and Christianity as separate religions, they are not.

Christians tend to emphasise the idea of Jesus as part of a triune ‘godhead’  in the manner of ancient pagan religions based on the Nimrod/Semriage/Tammuz tradition with God, Mary and baby Jesus figuring largely in the major Christian tradition.   A tradition controlled by a ‘head of the Church’’ and a hierarchy of priests, bishops ec.

In Judaism we have Rabbi worship.    Rabbi’s pop up after the destruction of the Temple, Sometimes referred to as Sages, they hold that ‘tradition’ is more important than scripture, taking the idea of the Mishna, the verbal commentary as of greater import than the Mosaic text itself, especially given that this non-scriptual commentary is controlled by themselves.

The Tanach/Bible is available for all to read, but the vast number of people do not read the scriptures, they are happy to let others interpret for them.    This has always been the major source of problems for those who seek the truths of Yah and a personal relationship with Him.

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The Steady State

There are three states of man before Yah: The Adamic state which knowingly rejects Yah, the Chava state which is in a state of being deceived, and the Edenic state where one is part of Creation and is in synergy with it.

Adam, having voluntarily eaten of the forbidden fruit, proceeds to accuse Yah and the woman as being responsible for his state.   He is in denial before Yah and has deluded himself into thinking that he no longer needs Yah.

The Woman, Chava, understands and confesses to having been deceived, but remains damaged by the encounter.

In being cast out of Eden they are in a land where they have to build from scratch, and it is a land that they build in the image of Adam, not of Yah,   It has elements of Yah’s Creation in it, but they lack the ‘TOV’ (good) element of Creation and Eden, reflecting Adam’s now mixed tov and ra (good and bad)

Yah described His Creation as TOV (GOOD) and with unfallen Adam present it was TOV MEHOD (perfect).

Outside of Eden fallen Adam builds his world according to his tov and ra rather than Yah’s TOV and RA, and it is Adam’s tov and ra that I am born into.

Now I have choices, I can remain dominated by the tov and ra of the fallen Adam, or I might move to the Chava position of acknowledging that I have been deceived, but I am still ruled over by the tov and ra of Adam – I still live in, and are part of Adam’s world.

Yah does not normally interfere in Adams world, if men want to exterminate each other, then that is their decision and their responsibility.   All mankind will eventually be judged by their actions before Yah, against the gold standard of (Abrahamic) Torah.

But Chava can move on, she/he can voluntarily leave the Adamic pigsty and start to seek the truth, follow the way and seek the light.   In doing this she will be met from afar by the servants of Yah, who will further instruct and guide.   In becoming Creation compliant, one once more has the privilage of ‘seeing’ Yah, the loss of which was the first symptom of the fall (they only heard Him, and ‘hid’ [not seeing] from Him)

Now, I am afraid to say, most believers, Jews or Christians remain in the pigsty because, although they know that they have been deceived by the serpent, they do not want to take responsibility for their own relationship with Yah, they want to remain in the comfort of the pigsty in a state of submission to Adam (the rabbi, the pastor. Someone, anyone who will take responsibility off of their shoulders).

We have to make our own salvation!

However once out of the pigsty we can move towards Yah’s house, we can be changed into His likeness.    The Adam in us is dealt with by the Victory of Yahushua over the serpent in 3 days and 3 nights negating the sin and death of the Adamic legacy and letting the spirit of life –  Chava, come forth, but we, and only we, can make the decision to leave the Adamic pigsty behind.   We, and only we ourselves, can take responsibility for ourselves; be humble and listen and learn from the servants sent to guide us.   Only we, as individuals, can let ourselves be changed to His likeness, so that we arrive at His gates ready to be raised to sonship.

Am I ready to be once more part of Yah’s Creation?   Have I rejected Adam’s law of sin and death, have I accepted Chava’s lifegiving understanding, have I left the pigsty, or do I cling to my religion and tradition, do I look to a rabbi instead of to myself, before Yah.

When I come before Yah, it will just be me, my advocate if I have one, and Yah.   My rabbi will be having his own trial, as will my pastor.

If I have already made my peace with Yah, if I have allowed Yahushua to deal with my sin and death, if I have followed my spirit of life along the way to truth and light, then I am already Creation compliant and I have nothing to fear, I have run the race and I have reached the goal.

 

 

 

The Dwelling Place

So Yah invented the ‘temple’ and all its accoutrements because the Elders of the Children of Israel rejected a personal relationship with Yah.   They wanted an intercessor instead (Moses), so Yah provided it (him), and also provided the structures (the Temple/Tabernacle) necessary to support it; along with the full rituals and regalia of priesthood.

But Yahusha came along and destroyed this substitute temple (and its associated rituals) in 3 days and 3 nights (it took a bit longer for the physical destruction).   The way back to a direct relationship with Yah was once more opened we could become a spiritual temple.

There is a very important lesson here, that of when we insist on our way, not Yah’s way, He may move to accommodate us, to build us a tabernacle in the wilderness to satisfy our desires, but at the expense of our true freedom.

The difference here is that of a Torah set in stone, and a Torah written upon our hearts.   One is rigid, the other is flexible, the former way, means we do not have to take responsibility we just do what is carved in the stone we are enslaved to the religion.

To have Torah written upon our hearts is to live a life in a way where “Yah and I are one”, a true father/son relationship.

We see the same when the people clamored for a King,   Samuel warned them of the consequences, but they still insisted and a King they got in the form of Saul.   But Saul led them away from Yah, just as the Jews ended up worshipping the Temple itself; totally misunderstanding the reason for the Temple, and thus ensuring the Temple’s eventual destruction.

It is very easy for all of us to worship the creation not the Creator, just as it is very easy to accept second best because we lack the faith to seek Yah’s Truths for ourselves.

To seek Yah’s Truth we must actually listen to Yah, we must relate to Yah Himself, not to Rabbi this or Pastor that.   We will then find a different message, a personal message which, once absorbed, will jump out of the scriptures at every juncture.

When, a few decades ago, I realized that my ‘knowledge’ of good and bad was not the same as Yah’s Knowledge of GOOD and BAD, things changed dramatically in my life.   Suddenly I understood what seeking FIRST His Kingdom and His Righteousness actually meant; and it was a long, long way from how theological tradition explained it.

Man is never, ever going to build Yah’s kingdom for Him, Yah’s Kingdom already exists, it is the place, any place,  where His Will is done, and if I discard my knowledge of good and bad, and seek for myself Yah’s Knowledge of Good and Bad, then I stand a very good chance of my heart, my soul and my body becoming the dwelling place of Yah too.   This is the undoing of the fall.

 

 

Hobbling

Because the elders of the children of Israel rejected a direct relationship with Yah at Horeb, Yah had to institute Tabernacle/Temple worship to sustain them in a way they found acceptable, latterly however, they came to worship the Temple, not its Creator.

In my life, I also reject Yah’s ways, the one-to-ones that Yah puts before me, and so he has to build temples in my life; temples which are distractions to me because like Peter I am of little faith.

I have fear (lack of faith) over Yah’s provision for me, so Yah provides a job by way of a temple in my life, a distraction that enables me to still function, but for me to earn a living.

Peter walked on the water, then was distracted and started to sink, but Yahushua held out a hand and restored Peter to the boat.

When I come up to a problem, I have a choice; say I need to cross a stretch of water, I can do it Yah’s way by walking on the water, or I can force Yah to build a bridge for me.

In the case of Horeb, it was a Tabernacle/temple.

In my case it was a job in high-tech 2 miles from my home.

Walking on water (Yah’s way) takes a lot of faith, faith that I just do not have, so Yah has to build an edifice which enables me to survive when I to yell “save me”.   But consequently, as I walk around I have to drag all these edifaces around each one like a ball and chain attached to my spiritual life as a servant of the Almighty.

We are approaching the moed of Kipporim, this is the day set aside for me to identify and contemplate my temples, my manacles, my ball and chains; those things which Yah had to build in order to stop me drowning, but which hobble my relationship with Him and His Creation.   Once I understand these instruments that cripple me, it is easier to cast them off and do things Yah’s way.   I really need learn to walk with Yah on the troubled waters and not take the bridge which is man’s way.

The Battle of life and death

There is Yah’s WAY and there is man’s way.   We are born and nurtured into doing things man’s way, the way of Adam – the way of “she did it, the woman that You gave me”

Then there is also Yah’s WAY the way of the woman “I, [forgetting Your Torah] allowed myself to be deceived by the serpent, [ i.e. I got it wrong, not You].

The sex of the two is not particularly relevant, but we see the recently acquired godship of Adam dominating his attitude to his Creator, as far as he is concerned, he knows best, he has rejected the WAY of Creation and turned to his own way.   The woman, on the other hand sees the reality of what has happened, confesses and is submitted to Yah’s judgement, since her ‘sin’ is forgivable under Torah so she remains acceptable to Creation.

The first is the way of man, the arrogance of assuming equality with the Creator.   The second is the WAY of Yah, living with the acceptance of, and submission to, the WAY that the Creator created.

The way of Adam is the way of man created religion, where man must listen to ‘wise and holy’ Adam clones.   The woman’s way is a way of attaching herself to the Creation, of being Creation compliant and through that compliance, communicating directly with Yah, albeit suffering the consequences of her action; eating the forbiden fruit created a war in her members from which there is a way of salvation.

So how do I move from Adam’s way to the woman’s way?

First you have to start to seek the truth, this is a highly personal decision to take, because it is going to take you out of the broad highway of acceptability and onto a steep and rocky pathway with what appears to be no support and no backup.

One must first accept that in the beginning Yah Created, rejecting the here and now that man has created with all its political and mystical religions, traditions and institutions.

SEEK, and you will FIND, but I can guarantee that what you find will be unique to you, we can all experience Yah, but each pathway to Yah will be uniquely personal.

We can start with genesis to understand that we have to separate ourselves from our puny knowledge and its associated puny godship, of which we are so proud, but which to Yah is nothing but dirty, befouled rags and tatters.

Why is our knowledge so tainted?   Because it emanated from our self-godship and Yah despises everything in the world that is outside of His Creation.    So within me, personally are the products of His Creation, which Yah loves, and also the products of Adams rejection of Yah’s Creation (amongst which is death itself) which Yah hates.

Although the woman too, ate of the forbidden fruit, it only affected her physical body, it did not change her potential for a spiritual relationship with Yah, thus she becomes the lifegiver (Chavah, Eve loses the intended meaning ).   But Adam submitted totally to the alternative knowledge and was overcome spiritually as well as physically.

As Paul would say, the law of sin and death won a total victory in Adam’s case, for there was no battle with the Law of the Spirit of Life, as happened in the woman, as a consequence, only the woman could give life.

Most people, including religious people are totally given over to the influence of their own ability to judge between good and bad; this is the way of Adam.

My godship, the godship which consists of following my own knowledge of good and evil, excludes me from Yah’s Creation, that is, unless I am redeemed from it in some way.   This is why I need salvation.