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Whose Yoke?

“For My yolk is easy and My burden is light”

Abraham did not find his personal relationship with Yha burdensome, and was only too delighted to have Yah to dinner and serve him meat and milk together.

Is your religious burden light or heavy?   After the rejection of Yah’s Way at Mt. Horeb the burden of Mosaic Law became very heavy, and was made even  heavier by religious laws and observances made up by men; Pharissees, Popes, Rabbis and Bishops.

This is therefore a litmus test; is my religion burdensome?

A farmer yokes his oxen in order to steer them to plough a straight furrow.   If I take on Yah’s Yoke will He cause me to walk a straight path, the path of righteousness?

Yah’s yolk is not difficult, it is a matter of casting off Adam’s independent godship (the ability to judge between his own opinion of what is good and what is bad) which we too have inherited, and humbling ourselves to accept the yoke of the Creator and His definitions of what is truly good and truly bad.

Yah hates it when we throw our own opinion of good and bad in his face.    Here in Israel just about everything is ‘Kosher’ this means that there is a religious tax on just about everything we buy.

By what authority does Yah authorise this tax?   Where is this tax laid down in His scripture?  Where is the Jewish ritual slaughter in scripture? – it is missing, did Hashem (the name) forget to to put it in, or have we ‘lost’ a chapter of Leviticus?

Or did men see a good way of making religion pay the bills?   Is your religion burdensome because you have to pay ‘Moses’ to take responsibility for your relationship with Yah?

Are you under a religious yoke or under Yah’s yoke?   Ask yourself – honestly

Outcomes

Yah knows outcomes, which is why He alone is judge and jury in the race of life; He alone defines the goal, and He alone knowes the outcomes

If somebody tricks me out of a hundred dollars, what do I do?

Yah tells us that vengeance belongs to Him, and Yahushua tells us to turn the other cheek.

But man tells us to take our revenge, to go to the police, to steal two hundred dollars back from the culprit or whatever.

To remain righteous, we must be very careful that we do not break Yah’s laws of conduct.   Maybe we cannot see  all that has really happened, only Yah can see all the outcomes.

If we can learn to look to Yah for these sorts of problems then we, ourselves, do not fall into unrighteousness; for our emotions are very powerful and the desire for personal revenge can be almost overwhelming.

But this is the time that we must stop and have faith that Yah can deal with the problem in ways that we cannot.   The vengeance of Yah is awful, but we can get in the way.   If we do not leave the vengeance to Him then we are throwing our godship in His face, we are then worse than the thief who knows no better.

We must understand that we can have a two way relationship with Yah, but on the condition that we curb our own ‘godship’ that we inherited from Adam, and humble ourselves to His Creation and His Godship.  Then will He hear from heaven and act.

At Mount Horeb, the leaders of the people refused a personal relationship with Yah, and chose a ‘religious’ inddirect relationship instead.    Yah gave it to them in the form of the Mosaic Torah and Tabernacle/Temple worship.

Yahushua revoked that ‘religious’ relationship, and dealt with the Adamic curse once and for all, and at Shauvot/Pentecost the ‘flame’ left the ‘religious’ temple and descended on each of the believers.   The tent/temple building was ended.   We, each of us, must now move away from group religion and into a unique personal relationship with Yah.

Yah is not a Jew or a Baptist or an Episcopalian, He is the Creator of everything that we see around us, but He is also the God who brings us out of slavery, but only if we, personally, are prepared to leave the stinky comfort of the pigsty and start the journey to the Father’s House.   The journey where we seek FIRST His Righteousness (Knowledge of Good and Bad) and not our own.  When we take vengeance into our own hands, we are doing things Adam’s way, the pigsty way, not Yah’s way.

 

 

Choices

The idea behind ‘free will’ is that we as individuals, make the choices in life, and that therefore we, and only we, are individually responsible for those choices that we make.

As a child, my parents and others made those choices for me, but I grew up, and found that I could make my own choices.

We can choose to believe in evolution, but this theory only covers a specific spectrum of existence and outside of those limits it relies upon ‘religious’ beliefs such as ‘the big bang’.

We can observe micro-evolution at work, it is there, it is a fact, are we justified in assuming that because evolution works within species, that it also works across species?   This is where it evolution too, gets ‘religious’.

The nice thing about believing that we are just ‘animals’ is that then we no longer have to take any responsibility for our actions, so we can do what we want, when we want, and as long as we are discrete about it, then ‘society’ will tolerate it.

But if you really believe that ‘free will’ comes without a pricetag then you really are in cloud cuckoo, you are still a child, you have never grown up.

The Creation that we see around us is highly organized, and we can choose to work with it, or work against it.   This is a difficult choice because Adam was thrown out of Yah’s Creation and had to create a world out of the physical rubble but without the spiritual cement to hold it all together.

Within Yah’s Creation, the spiritual and the physical interact together, and it is this bond, this interaction that we call ‘life’.   Adam, in eating of the forbidden fruit, and not repenting (as the woman did) was excluded from the spiritual and was left with just the physical; the rubble, but no glue.

We are born into Adam’s world of the derelict site.   We grow up in it, and eventually we must make a choice, to either stay in Adam’s world of the higgldy-piggldy or look for something better.

That something better is the spiritual part of Yah’s Creation, but we cannot ‘see’ it through Adam’s knowledge of good and bad as that is focused purely on the physical.

First we have to realize that Yah even exists.   The whole of the Creation around us points to the Way of Yah, but we are blinded.   The Adam in us wants to do it “my way” but the Chavah (Eve) in us points us towards Yah.   So who can save us from this dilemma?

Paul called himself a follower of the Way.   The path to Yah is a lifelong journey, and every step of the way requires that we make a choice, we must put a foot forward and take a step, we can make the physical Adamic choice each time, and participate only in the religions of men, or we can do as the woman did, confess, repent and try again, accepting responsibility for our mistakes and moving onwards towards the Father’s house, seeking His TRUTH.

As we get nearer to those gates, still guarded by those Cherubim, we will learn the lessons, we will be filled with more and more of Yah’s Knowledge of Good and Bad, we will indeed become more like Him, just as we were meant to be.   In the Beginning!

 

On Coronavirus

Fear not!

The idea of a pandemic is part of evolutionary medicine, and a bit of research puts us in a good position to improve our immune system and prevent dismay.

I have an autoimmune disease, and have had it for decades, which means that for me every year’s flu season is potentially lethal.   I take some precautions:-

I take at least 1000mg of Vitamin C a day to support my immune system, if I catch flu, which for me is a 5 monthly event I increase the dose substantially; when the headache gets bad, or the nose is totally blocked I take a 1000mg pill which gives substantial relief in 20 to 20 minutes.   I do not take aspirin (salicylic acid) or acetaminophen (paracetamol) because they both interfere with the body’s ability to fight the infection, and are poisons in their own rite.

Vitamin D is vital, and the ability to get vitamin D from food is limited, better to supplement if there is an identified threat.

Zinc and selenium are usually too low in western diets and contribute to immune problems, Brazil nuts provide an adequate amount od selenium, but 4 to 5 a day is sufficient, selenium is poisonous in anything but trace quantities so don’t take too many.

Zinc is present in nuts such as almonds, but supplementation may be more reliable.

Yah has everything under control, It is to Him that we must look if this gets really bad, you will hear Spanish Flu mentioned time after time, but Spanish Flu may well have been caused by overdose of aspirin. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/10/091002132346.htm

Beware of rushed ‘cures’ and ‘treat the symptoms’ type medicine, Big Pharma does not profit from vitamin C sales but it is an easy over-the-counter treatment.   Sars was a coronavirus, see this British Medical Journal article:

https://www.bmj.com/rapid-response/2011/10/29/vitamin-c-and-sars

Don’t panic and have faith.

Out of my Egypt

It is a common fallacy to think that we have to work to obtain forgiveness of sins etc, the truth is much more simple, yet infinitely more difficult.

To sin, is to fall short of Torah as an arrow might fall short of the target.   Torah is the abstract for the words which Yah uttered when He spoke Creation into existance, and thus the ‘unforgivable sin’ is to deny that “In the beginning Yah Created”.

Yet we allow sin to be redefined time and time again such that we don’t know whether we are coming or going.   I have heard a pastor tell children that it is a sin to pray for themselves, thus inventing a new sin, a sin of Cain one might say.

Religion thrives on the invention and convention of sin, but Yah is not really interested in what men perceive to be sin, sin can be dealt with, unbelief cannot.   It is our faith that “in the beginning Yah Created” that makes us whole, and that further, living a Creation compliant life carries its own rewards far in excess of what we can achieve by following men’s religions.

Jesus did non carry my sins to the old rugged cross, what Yahushua did was to defeat Satan in Hades such that he could no longer accuse me, or the many others born into Adam’s enslavement.   It is for this reason, and this reason only that there is no condemnation to those in Yahushua.

For those who do not believe that in the beginning Yah Created there is condemnation, condemnation because they are the creation of Adam, the creation of death, for Adam was thrown out of Creation (Eden) because he had chosen death rather than life.   Being very physical, we tend to see death as the failure of the body, but there is the ‘breath’ to consider as well as the dust.

My body is beginning to disassemble, I am past retirement age and I grow slow and weak, I lack the stamina I had just a few years ago.   But my spirit does not age, in fact, it appears to grow more pointed and more profound.

In this age of distraction it is easy to convince ourselves the God is a sick joke, and to generally hold up our own godship as more important.   So Creation itself becomes irrelevant; it exists, it went bang, it evolved and sometime in the future it will pop like a bubble.   So eat drink and make merry for life is too short to get close to Yah.

Thus is religion unattractive, on the whole it preaches conformity and a dull and tedious group lifestyle where we all watch each other so we can point fingers, thus joining ourselves to that other great accuser.   Does this bring us close to Yah’s Creation?

Yah has to bring each of us personally out of Egypt, but to do this we have to hold out our hand to Him, He is the Creator, His is the voice that spoke the words of Creation, and only his word can take me personally out of Egypt.   It is then up to me to continue along His Way, along the path to Creation Compliance.   Soon the barren deserts of our Egypt turn into the riches of our nearness to  Creation, and that maybe we can re-enter that seraphim guarded gate.

 

Wolves

When Adam was thrown out of Eden he had to build a new world out of the ‘debris’ of Yah’s Creation.    Adam had been made in the image and likeness of Yah, and had been taught by Yah, but he had eaten of the forbidden fruit (at the behest of the serpent) and had his intimate alignment with Yah’s knowledge of good and bad destroyed, and replaced by his own puny knowledge thereof.

Man’s knowledge of good and bad is limited and perverted because mankind is not omniscient.   But we still think that we know better than Yah, we still think that if we do what a religion of Adam requires then we are ‘good’.

But entwined in the fallen Adam and his own opinions of good and bad was the serpent who could still whisper in his ear.

So Adam built his world, a world of sin and death, where might was right – a world of wolves, of sheep and of shepherds.

The wolves bully, kill and eat the sheep, the shepherds defend the sheep.

Cain was a wolf, maybe the first wolf, Abel was a sheep and fell prey to the wolf.

It was into this world of Adam that I was born, a world that will surely end in my death.   A world where the serpent can whisper in my ear too.   But Yahovah is my shepherd, and if I listen to Him I will not want, he will guide me through the dangerous places, through death and beyond.

If and only if I listen to Him.; I must seek His truths, not Adam’s deceits.

The seed, the words of Yah, fall to the ground, I am that ground, if I am hardened the seed cannot even take root, and the wolves devour it.   If I choose to stay with Adam’s world, I am choked and do not prosper, if I cannot get rid of my pagan beliefs and traditions, those stones which the roots of the sprouted seed cannot crack open, then my plant is scrawny and unfruitful, only if I let those roots encompass my whole being and belief does the seed grow into a strong plant and bear fruit.

Adam created the first religion when he accused the woman and then Yah, for religion is all about spreading the blame for our evil deeds, we pay our dues, confess to the priest or the rabbi and he gives us his blessing.   This is the way Adams world works, it is a pigsty, but it also throws and scatters the stones that obstruct the roots of Yah’s seed.   If we cannot give up Adam’s religions we cannot have a true relationship with Yah.

No, Jesus did not decree that we need not keep Torah, in fact Yahoshua demanded that we keep it until all is fulfilled (Matt 5).   Paul, in Galatians appears to tell us that Torah has been superseded, but if this is so then he is in conflict with Yahoshua, who is to come again before all is fulfilled.

This is the dilemma of Adam’s world, and it is why the prodigal, me, needs to be met from afar to be taught the Way home to the Father.   We can listen to Adam, we can heed the whispers of the serpent, or we can heed the words of Yah and His servants, and let Him lead us to all truth, the choice in my life belongs to me and the choices in your life belong only to you, do you belive in the religions of men, or in the truths of Yah.

 

Gods

In Genesis chapter 3 we see Adam becoming as a god, knowing good from bad, and here we have the idea of a god as an arbiter of societies’ mores.   Further down the chapter we find Yah, the Creator, saying about Adam, “now he is one of us knowing good from evil” and Adam is ejected from the Garden of Eden and must build his own creation based upon his own knowledge and opinion of good and evil.

It is into this world of Adam’s that we a born, a world of man’s opinions and flexible definitions of good and bad.   But for most of us, might is right, and the strongest and the most ruthless rule.

So, as children, our minds are formed within the culture of our parents, and then at a tender age, most of us have to conform to the culture of a ‘school’ as well.

Education can be of great benefit to us if we are inculcated with the ability to discern: good from bad, truth from lies, workable from unworkable, fantasy from reality.

However if we are taught fantasy as truth, we are considered to be brainwashed, but who decides what is fantasy?  Darwin or Yahweh, Mohammed or Jesus, Hitler or Marx, Mao or Chiang?

The truth always has a ring to it, but if we are tone deaf, or there is too much other noise, we cannot hear that nuance and we fall back on self-interest.

Allah is presented as a god, the equivalent of Yahovah, but he is a god who hides behind a curtain, a curtain guarded and fronted by a bouncer who controls all access.   The bouncer is long dead, but access is still denied.   The legacy must be maintained by any means and at all costs.

Marx however was a man, a dead man, but a man who left a godlike legacy, a manifesto set in stone.   It described a utopia which has proved elusive to those for whom Marx aspires to godship.   We see cycle after cycle of Marx with small variations, in desperate attempts to make it work, it never does and people die quickly.

One society made things work reasonably well, those who came out from under the heel of Rome and went back to the whole bible.   They prospered, and wealth trickled down and created communities of relatively healthy well meaning people in Europe and its far flung offshoots.

Then the enemy moved again and undermined the idea of a Creator and many were fooled into abandoning the bible; the Warlords started to gain in power once more.

We are born into Adam’s world, but we can choose to leave it, we can, all of us, leave the pigsty and follow the Way which leads back to the Father’s house, we can do it privately, we don’t need to change religions or convert to anything, we just need to keep His Commandments,   we start walking the Way, and we are met from afar to be guided home.

It is a very personal path, we don’t need to advertise, we just need to build a relationship with Yah and His Way.