An excerpt from Creation Gospel Workbook Five Vol 2 "Ki Tisa"

Altered altars are alternate altars.  They promote appointed times which the Holy One did not command, and most blasphemously, the altered altar offeror purports to honor Him with that altered holy day and the gifts they bring to that altar. 

Those gifts honor the desire of the nefesh (soul), whether it is a desire for drinking, dancing, eating, or good feelings with family or friends.  Yeshua will one day judge these altered altars when those who worship at them are confronted with their sin.  If they will repent, they will be healed.  If they refuse to repent and blaspheme YHVH, they will receive the blows of the plague. 

Baruch HaShem, immediately following this judgment, Adonai assures His People that He is a God of compassion as well as judgment:

 
The Lord descended in the cloud and stood with him there, and proclaimed the name of the Lord. The Lord passed before him and proclaimed, 'The Lord, the Lord, a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness, keeping steadfast love for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, but who will by no means clear the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children and the children's children, to the third and the fourth generation.'[1]

 
Whew!  When the LORD Himself descends from Heaven with the shout and the voice of the archangel and the shofar, it is good to know that our resurrection may be better than it could have been, for the writer of Hebrews speaks of a better resurrection.  What can we do?  Repent at Pesach.  Repent at Unleavened Bread.  Repent at Firstfruits.  Repent at Shavuot.  Repent at Rosh HaShanah.  Repent at Yom Kippur.  Repent at Sukkot.

Those seven seals of repentance open the way for a better resurrection that is made possible by the Name's attributes of mercy, compassion, love, and forgiveness. 

Those who will stand with Moses and the Angel of the Presence Yeshua today are asked to stand in the gate of judgment.  This time it is not with swords that we gather to judge those who prefer the altered altars.  Elohim assures Israel in His Word that the Angel of His Presence will perform the altar judgments on those who will not repent. 

The big question is how will the rebellious repent if they do not know that the altar is altered?  Who will be a testimony and guard the appointed times and Sabbaths as the Angel of the Presence guarded Israel in her journey?  A nation of priests will keep and guard the appointed times, appointed Sabbath, and the Holy Altar, bathing the Holy Place with the incense of their prayers offered on behalf of those yet to see their rebellion against the Holy Altar, Yeshua, the Judge in whom is The Name.

 
By keeping the testimony of Yeshua and the commandments of God, the children of Israel continue to shine the Light of the Torah to all who will gather to the gate and cross over to Moses' side, which is Yeshua's side.  The modern-day nation of priests will cry, "How long, Oh, Lord?" and challenge the altered altars by speaking with Yeshua and allowing the Truth to shine from their faces.  Let us appeal to the compassion of the Holy One and beg for His Ruach to shine through us when we worship at His altar. 


[1] Exodus 34:5-7




A Personal Note about this Conference

Although I've been very busy preparing for the Israel study trip, I've also been meditating on what to bring to this wonderful Gathering the Scattered conference.  As I was teaching the Torah portion to my Tuesday afternoon students this week, it finally clicked.  It clicked because the writer of the Hebrews points out that all the suffering and trials we endure for His Name's sake are so that we can have a better resurrection.

That's huge, when you think of it.  There is a resurrection, and all will be resurrected for judgment.  Some will be resurrected to eternal life with Yeshua.  For each of us, however, there is an opportunity for a BETTER, GREATER resurrection. And apart from those of us still alive today, all those heroes of faith listed in the Book of Hebrews were not made perfect.  Another astounding statement!  They are waiting for us to complete our suffering for the sake of the Word, and crying out, "How long, O, Lord..."?

So, at the conference, let's visit "How long, O Lord...?," what it means to be 50,00 Degrees and Cloudy, how to locate the Seven Shepherds of Sukkot and the Eight Princes of Chanukkah, and to look for a Better Resurrection at the Gathering. 

Don't wait. Register now as space is limited. We can't wait to see you there!   http://gatherthescattered.com/register/

BOOKS, BOOKS, BOOKS!

Creation Gospel Workbook Six, the study guide and new commentary to Standing With Israel is in its final stage of publishing, and the paper copies should be ready for purchase around the first of April.  Although the general focus is on Hebrew worship and prayer, the emphasis is on Passover.  It may just straighten out that egg-on-the-seder-plate controversy! 

Another BEKY Booklet, The Seven Shepherds: Hanukkah in Prophecy will be released May 1.  Again, by digging deep into the sources, the prophetic nature of Hanukkah emerges in some surprising ways.  The one mention of the Feast of Dedication in the gospels is the very key that opens the door to the seeds of Hanukkah in the Torah, Prophets, and Writings.  It's also the key that explains why in this generation thousands upon thousands of non-Jewish sheep are listening to Yeshua voice, which is calling them back to the Torah.  You may pre-order from this link:



The BEKY Booklet on Shabbat is finished and in the editing process.  This will be a vital foundation stone in the BEKY curriculum for curious Christians and those beginning their walk in the instructions of the Torah. Another BEKY Booklet, Growing in Holiness: Day by Day Through the Hebrew Calendar is almost ready, and The Seven Shepherds: Hanukkah in Prophecy should be done in a couple of months.  Good things are coming!


Messianic Shabbat Service in Spanish

The Kindle and paperback version of the Spanish version of BEKY Book Messianic Shabbat Service is now on Amazon.


 


Two more BEKY Books coming soon!




The Sabbath: His Day of Delight by Jane Diffenderfer and

Growing in Holiness: the Hebrew Calendar Day by Day
by S. Creeger

You're gonna love 'em!

 
LaMalah Children's Centre

Orphanage Update: More Good News!  
 
We have forwarded funds to the Children's Centre for the purchase of another cow, some special school needs for the children, and sundry Passover supplies this month.            
We are saving toward the purchase of a vehicle for transportation.  This vehicle will not just be for the orphanage, but for Brother Ndungu and the other elders to continue traveling to teach the Torah both within Kenya and surrounding countries. 

The vehicle also will help in the procurement of less expensive maize (corn), a staple which has been affected by the famine in Kenya.  Local supplies are much more expensive, and although less expensive maize can be found, it is some distance from the orphanage.

If you can help toward this goal, as always, we welcome your assistance.  For those of you who send monthly support to the orphanage, we can't thank you enough for fulfilling Messiah's commission. 
 
Thank you for your faithful donations!  
 
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