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What does it mean?

What does it mean to be part of Yah’s Creation

Not only ‘part of’ but the ‘best part’ of it.

I was not born into Yah’s Creation, I was born into Adam’s world, a world where I was taught that God can be ignored because mankind has moved on; we now have electricity…..

So I live my life thinking that God is irrelevant, that He hides away in Churches and shules serviced by priests and rabbis with little relevance to anything substantial.

Slowly the realization dawns that this world is not an accident and that it is highly ordered in such a way that mankind had little to do with it.; there is something else, something bigger, that in the beginning, something created.

Those who do not want the Creator to be Yah, tell us it was an alien with superior intelligence (a ‘god’) who has now left the building.

I was around 11 years old when I realized that the bible contained the answers, if I could just fit them together in the confusing and complicated emotional currents of Adam’s puny knowledge.

To understand that there is a Creation, and that I can make myself a part of it by understanding that Adam set himself up in competition with Yah.

We all have the right to choose, Yah’s Way, the Way of Creation, knowing good from evil Yah’s Way, or Adam’s way, the way of the world, where we each use our own opinion of ‘good’ and ‘evil’ to meander through existence on the physical planet.

We can attach ourselves to Yah and do things His way, or we can attach ourselves to the religions of men and do it their way (still Adam’s world).

Only by personally seeking out Yah’s Way can we enter into His Creation, and it is not easy because Adam’s world is very sticky and deceitful.  It will claw at us to try and keep us in its clutches.

I was lucky, the culture I inherited from my parents was bible based, even if obscured by men’s interpretations.   Understanding that “Yah is not a man” requires that we walk away from religion(s) and seek His truths for ourselves regardless of what men say.

Did Jebus die on the cross for my sins so that I can disobey Yah’s commandments (sin) and not be punished for it?

Which Rabbi will be representing me when I am before Yah having to explain why I added to, or took away from, His scriptures, in order to virtue signal to those in my community and follow the traditions of men?

Can I say that I too was deceived by the serpent?   Well yes, but first I have to understand that I have actually been deceived by the serpent, Adam did not, he blamed everybody else.   I can believe that I will not be called to account for my beliefs and actions, I can delude myself, it is my right of free will as created by Yah, but salvation, spiritual life after physical death requres that I be Creation compliant, there are no square pegs in the afterlife.

To live Yah’s way, in synergy with Creation, requires that we exercise both knowledge and faith, Yah will provide the knowledge if we humble ourselves and seek His face, but we must provide the faith needed to turn from our twisted worldly ways.

There are benefits to living in synergy with His Creation, after all it is what He created us for.   Quite honestly, Adam’s way sucks, it is the way of stupidity and ignorance, the way of death.

 

The two tests

Much of ‘religion’ is aimed at appeasing god, on the assumption that Yah is– as vain as a fallen human would be in his position and thus needs to have his ego stroked and appeased, much as mankind does.

This is blatantly not true, but religion does relieve us of the burden of seeking a personal relationship with an ‘unknowable’ deity.

But Yah is not unknowable, He is just unfallen and therefore alien, in a different realm, and unknowable to the worlds of our fallen natures; the scriptures tell us a huge amount about Yah, but first we have to read them and comprehend – for ourselves.

If we let other people give us their spin on the scriptures then we play the game of religion; we pay our money and gamble on our salvation by placing it in the hands of another.

This is why we are implored to ‘test everything’ such that we take responsibility for every aspect of our own salvation.

We all start the ‘race’, but not many of us will finish it, for there are many deceptions along the way, but the true Way is never in doubt as long as we, personally, are looking for it and don’t abrogate our seeking to others.

I advise you to listen, or read, and then test, there are two tests, the scripture test and the ‘ME’ test.

The scripture have been translated and obfuscated, but the meanings are still there if one is prepared to search for them, the Hebrew clarifies the Greek, and occasionally, the Greek clarifies the Hebrew.

As an example, take the beginning of John’s gospel, “In the beginning was the word  (logos).   Assuming it is a translation from Hebrew (a version does exist), then it is important to understand what John understands by ‘word’.   In the Hebrew it is ‘debar’ which is a group word for all Yah’s directives, in essence, what we call Torah (the Mosaic Torah not the rabbinical torah).

So we can re-read John as “in the beginning was Torah”

And further down “and Torah was made flesh and dwelt amongst us”

So Yahushua embodies the very commandments of Yah!, Have you been told something else, something that says that as long as you believe in Jebus, you can ignore the commandments of Yah?

If this is what you believe, then go ahead, eat some more of the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and bad.   Yah’s Good is not man’s good.    If you listen uncritically to those others, then you too are snake bait.

The ME test is more difficult, for to start to apply the ME test we, ourselves have to move away from scriptures ‘set in stone tablets’ and into scriptues written upon our hearts.   To do the ME test we have to KNOW that the unfallen ME is made in the image of Yah and thinks like Yah and is at one with His Creation.

I have to learn to trust the discernment of the unfallen ME!   but to trust that discernment takes a commitment to be Creation compliant, to know the shape of Yah’s Creation and relate to the personal synergy of it.

In the end, Iwill be judged by Yah, not by a consensus of my fellow (fallen?) men.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Do you believe that?

Do you believe that in the beginning God Created all things?

That the crowning achievement of Creation was Man?

That Man (Adam) sought to replace God and that God had to throw him out of Eden to protect Eden from Adam’s faulty self-godship?

Do you believe that fallen angels genetically modified mankind such that only Noah was pure in his lineage, and that God had to almost destroy His creation in a flood?

Do you believe that God adopted Abraham, dined with him and taught him how to keep Torah by Faith?

That that faith was passed on to Issac and Jacob and then to Joseph, and that Joseph saved the known world from starvation?

That the faith was lost through enslavement of the Jacobian family in Egypt?

That Moses brought the family (and others) out of that slavery in Egypt?

That the Elders of Israel rejected a direct relationship with God at Horeb, but accepted a Torah set in stone and a Mosaic tabernacle based physical worship system?

That Yahushua destroyed that Tabernacle/Temple based worship system in 3 days and 3 nights?

And that at the subsequent feast of Shavuot/Pentecost, the shekinah glory passed from the Temple to the individual believers in the form of tongues of flame, and that Torah was no longer set in stone, but was written on the hearts of those believers thus undoing Horeb and renewing the Abrahamic covenant of faith?

‘cos I do!

What and Why

Yah gave us a set of rules; Commands, statutes advices and instructions that enable us to become ‘Creation compliant’ if we try to keep them.   This is the WHAT of our faith.

The WHY is much more difficult to understand.

The first step is to meditate on Creation, would you put gasoline into a diesel car?   Not knowingly, and if you did not know what kind of car you would quickly find out before you had to refill the tank.

Yah’s Creation is the same, we need to find out before we commit, to guess could prove fatal.

We are created in the image and likeness of Yah so we have an intrinsic understanding of Yah’s creation – IF and only IF we are prepared to see it from HIS perspective.

When Adam decided to eat the forbidden fruit and then justified it by blaming everybody else, he created ‘sin and death’,   Sin and death is a viewpoint where man puts his own opinion above anything else.   If we try and view Yah’s Creation through our own knowledge we see a warped picture.

It is for this reason that first we must learn to obey, and then to go on to understand, if we guess, and put petrol into our diesel car, we end up in trouble.

But if we mix the petrol with water will it make any difference?

That is what the Rabbis and pastors do, it does not help to let others interpret Creation for us, we have to experience it for ourselves.

As we come into understanding so Torah gets written on our hearts, instead of being set in stone, it becomes etched onto a living part of us, and we can inituatively ‘know’ Yah and his ways.

This is the Law of the Spirit of Life that Paul talks about; Adam’s way is sin and death because we are interpreting Yah according to out own opinion, we are putting our own godship in prime place instead of surrendering to Yah’s Godship.

The woman, Chava (Eve the life giver) confessed to being deceived, she understood the problem and was not thrown out of Eden (she may have chosen however to stay with Adam who was thrown out).

We must obey the WHAT of Torah whilst we seek the WHY….

Faith Revisited

Logically, there is only one way, one truth and one life, and these things are defined by the Creator, the entity responsible for what we see around us.

It is my belief that this Creator is the God of Abraham, Issac and Jacob as brought to us in the Hebrew writings.

Many people do not agree with me, and many more try to sit on the fence and mix fashionable science with popular religion.

But the writings are unclear, confusing and suffer from translation errors, whlst they may have been straight forward 3500 years ago, they are now a confusing mass of words, the contexts of which have been lost to us.

That is unless use our free will given to us by the Creator to seek His truth, but to do this we first have to mount the diving board of Torah, we read the 10 commandments, and we implement them in our lives, all of them, literally.    This can take many years as we learn for ourselves that we too have a godship which we can throw in Yah’s face every day of our lives.

So we learn to live by a Mosaic Torah set in stone.   But then we learn the there is more, there is a whole new Torah written upon our hearts of which we cannot be aware until we are living a Toraic life (and by this I exclude anything at all to do with Talmud and Mishna or catechisms or pastoral letter/papal bulls etc.

We are on the Toraic diving board, and we have to jump, it is a long way down, but the Torah of the heart demands a leap of faith, it demands that we forsake the diving board set in stone and leap into the unknown…..

Abraham was a man of faith, but faith is a word distorted by religion to mean trusting and relying on (enter religious details here) but in the context of Abraham, it was a faith in Yah, a trust and reliance on the Creator that He is in control of His Creation, and that I, me, – we are also part of that Creation.

Adam was slung out of Eden, I am seeking a way to re-enter, Eden is the Kingdom of Yah, and His righteousness is the key to re-enter it, Abraham was deemed righteous because his faith was such that he left everything behind when summoned, can I do that?

I hope so, and I have a map too; the way back is written on my heart because I keep Yah’s rules not my own!

 

Spiritual Male and Spiritual Female

If we forget for a moment the physicality of ‘male’ and ‘female’ and look again at Genesis but with the idea of the female (Chavah – the lifegiver) as the representative of the law of the spirit of life, and the male Adam (Earth) as the epitome of the law of sin and death) then we can begin a new phase of understanding, for I am a product of both these things and, as Paul tells us, they are at war in my members.

So the real battle of the sexes is within me!

Only Adam was thrown out of Eden, but as usual, Satan has obfuscated it all into an external physical thing and away from the spiritual realities.

So the life part of me still has the right of entry into the garden, but the death (male) part of me does not.

The more I become spiritually female (lifegiving) the more of me that can be immersed in Yah, and the less of me is subject to the male law of sin and death.

But as Paul explains, Yahushua is the trump card in that he can mask that part of me that prevents me from coming before Yah, He removed the handles by which Satan can grip me and accuse me of ‘death-giving’.

The battle of the sexes, the physical differences between male and female are mostly irrelevant, Females do tend to be more spiritually ‘female’ but will on the whole follow their fathers and husbands.   For this reason the scriptures are mostly aimed at physical males, they are the worst case.

Many women come to a relationship with Yah of their own volition because their spiritually ‘female’ side is also dominant.   In men, it is the reverse and they have to be dragged kicking and screaming to a place of humility where they can begin to learn to be spiritual lifegivers as well.

We have a tendency to physicalise the spiritual ramifications of sex, so that we miss the spiritual significance.  I must learn that I too, was deceived by the serpent and that it was nobody’s fault but my own.   For a female this is hard, but for a male it is even more difficult, male leadership instinct demands that I demean Yah, and lock Him away in a cupboard so that I can let my own god of sin and death dominate,

The female side of me wants to give, it wants to give life, the male side of me wants to blame, to exploit, to kill in order to demonstrate MY godship, MY superiority, and Satan sits back and laughs.

My female side is compatible with Yah’s creation, it is within the limits of Torah.   My male side is not compatible with Yah’s creation and because of it I am excluded.

Romans 8 :-

Consequently, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and death. For what was impossible for the law, in that it was weak through the flesh, God did. By[a] sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and concerning sin, he condemned sin in the flesh, in order that the requirement of the law would be fulfilled in us, who do not live according to the flesh but according to the Spirit. For those who are living according to the flesh are intent on the things of the flesh, but those who are living according to the Spirit are intent on the things of the Spirit. For the mindset of the flesh is death, but the mindset of the Spirit is life and peace, because the mindset of the flesh is enmity toward God, for it is not subjected to the law of God, for it is not able to do so, and those who are in the flesh are not able to please God.

Sin and Death

Satan deceives us still, so we think it is all about sin, and about life and death, but it is not, it is about the SPIRIT OF LIFE!

When we are born, we are totally dependent upon usually our parents, to feed, nurture and sustain us, but they also teach us their ways and belief systems.   As we grow, we develop an independence which may well take us away from the parental norms, but it is very difficult to shake off the culture into which we were born.

For me, it was about being ‘good’ and staying alive (salvation), and my parents, and the religious leaders would tell me how I went about achieving these things.

This goal was to be achieved by things like going to church/synagogue, and reciting prayers etc.

This was all about sin, and it was all about death, this was Satan’s deception still working fine many generations after Adam first fell for it.

But what about the Woman, she recognised her error where Adam blamed everybody else.

She confessed, she acknowledged that she had been deceived by the serpent and was forgiven.   She was not evicted from Eden, only he (masculine singular in the Hebrew) was.

Nothing has changed, at Horeb the Elders of the children of Israel rejected a one-to-one relationship with Yah, a relationship where each was responsible before Yah for their own actions, no priests, no vicars.

Only by accepting responsibility for ourselves and our actions can we move into the Spirit of Life, it is not about sin; David, the beloved, was a murderer and adulterer, but he took responsibility for his actions and did not try to hide behind a priest or rabbi.

Yah defines what is good and bad, it is the privilege of Godship and of being the Creator, when man is prepared to accept God’s Way then he starts on a path that leads to life, when he lets others define good and bad then he lives a life of sin and death.   In redefining good and bad for ourselves, as did Adam, or allowing others to do so (including Satan) for us, we shove our puny godship in Yah’s face thus breaking the first commandment.

The ultimate deceit of Satan is for us to allow sin and death to dominate our lives, Satan takes the murder of Yahushua on a pagan instrument of torture, and twists it into an exercise of evasion of sin, when it was really the 3 days and 3 nights which mattered.   Jesus did not die on the cross for my sins, but he succeeded in there being no condemnation (for those in Torah/Debar/the Way made flesh and dwelling aongst us)

We start our spiritual lives with Yah’s commandments set in stone, as we leave the pigsty and follow the Way, seeking the Truth then Torah becomes written on our hearts, it becomes and instinctive way of Life, it becomes spiritual rather than physical.   The stone breaks, the heart is no longer in a state of deceit, and we can relate to Yah direct, discarding those who would be His substitutes.   We are not perfect, but there is no condemnation, we too are beloved.