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“What is the purpose or meaning of life?” This question has been asked countless times by many people throughout time. Books have written on the subject, many sermons have been given on it and yet, people are still looking for the answer. Men have searched the corners of the world to find the answer, yet come up empty-handed or with worldly perceptions of what our purpose is. What if the answer is sitting on your nightstand, or buried on a bookshelf. What if we can the answer using YHVH’s Word.
Well, the day has come and gone and nothing significant has happened on the surface. We’ll still be watching the events over the next few days to insure that nothing has been overlooked or done in secret, but for now… the work of sharing the good news to the nations continues. We do suggest getting your families into a state of preparedness for times ahead. It may not be the Great Tribulation, but it’s certain in today’s economic and political climate that tough trials are ahead. Stay blessed, keep awake and watching for the signs of His return. Shalom!
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This post contains all of our current research and references to the events occurring between March 21 to March 25, 2013. We are not date setters, but there is overwhelming evidence to support that we are very near what could be the start of the Great Tribulation. Is now the time? We don’t know yet. We can only continue to test and look for the signs so that when that day occurs, we don’t miss it. We are told to be like the servants who were awake and watchful of the Master’s return and not be as the drunkards who fell asleep. Keep watch.
If you have not seen the End of Days series by 119 Ministries, please do so now. The information on the events below pertain directly to this teaching series and it is a prerequisite for keeping the findings below in their proper context. Shalom.
The story begins with Joseph, one of the 12 sons from Israel (Jacob). When Jacob was nearing the end of his life, he first blessed Joseph with a double portion inheritance and then asked Joseph to bring in his sons so that he could bless them as well. Joseph had 2 sons, the oldest was Manasseh and the younger Ephraim.
Gen 48:17 And when Joseph saw that his father [Jacob] laid his right hand upon the head of Ephraim, it displeased him: and he held up his father’s hand, to remove it from Ephraim’s head unto Manasseh’s head.
Gen 48:18 And Joseph said unto his father, Not so, my father: for this is the firstborn; put thy right hand upon his head.
Gen 48:19 And his father [Jacob] refused, and said, I know it, my son, I know it: he also shall become a people, and he also shall be great: but truly his younger brother shall be greater than he, and his seed shall become a multitude of nations.
Gen 48:20 And he blessed them that day, saying, In thee shall Israel bless, saying, God make thee as Ephraim and as Manasseh: and he set Ephraim before Manasseh.
The key aspect of this passage is what Jacob prophesied over Ephraim. He said that he would become a “multitude of nations”. This is extremely significant and pivotal part of understanding scripture.
In Hebrew, the words for “multitude of nations” is “mel-o go’ee”, meaning… the Fullness of the Gentiles.
A Challenge has been sent out to the Body of Yeshua/Jesus to answer supposedly “unanswerable questions” by Anti-Missionaries who say that Yeshua cannot possibly be the Messiah of Israel. If you have not read “Refuting Deceptions Of The Anti-Missionary Movement Pt. 1” please read it before continuing.
An understanding of PaRDeS – the Hermeneutical Process of scriptural interpretation is required, and if you do not understand this concept you will be lost in some of these answers to the “unanswerable” questions below. The Challenge was sent out on a website called torahislight.com, which is owned and administrated by Leland Best. This man has claimed he once worked for 119 Ministries, and that he challenged them to refute these teachings and they could not. The Facts are, he NEVER worked for 119 Ministries, and he was replied to with answers from 119 in private, which he did not accept.
I personally have answered some of these questions and he did the same to me. He would not accept the answers found in the same Hermeneutical Process, and he refused to refute my answers. He has called me ignorant and foolish, unlearned, and then, then he did what all Hirelings do, he fled… twice. What we will see here, is not only do these people not accept the answers, but they also contradict themselves and do not use “equal weights and measures” for the rules of interpretations. So, with that said, here are the Challenge Questions and Answers to the first 10 on the list, line by line.
Give us your thoughts on these in the comments below. This is open discussion on a challenging topic and we welcome your feedback.
I have been in non-denominational congregations for most of my life and in those assemblies, 1 Peter 2:9 was often used to say that those who are “SAVED” now take “THE PLACE” of those, the royal priesthood, who YHWH ordained in the Torah.
Read 1 Peter 2:9 in context:
4 As you come to him, the living stone, rejected by people but chosen by God and precious to him,
5 you yourselves, as living stones, are being built into a spiritual house to be cohanim set apart for God to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to him through Yeshua the Messiah.
6 This is why the Tanakh says, “Look! I am laying in Tziyon a stone, a chosen and precious cornerstone; and whoever rests his trust on it will certainly not be humiliated.”
7 Now to you who keep trusting, he is precious. But to those who are not trusting, “The very stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone”;
8 also he is a stone that will make people stumble, a rock over which they will trip. They are stumbling at the Word, disobeying it – as had been planned.
In the last year or so, I have discovered something so powerful, yet so simple, I wonder why there are not more people shouting it from the rooftops. I see many people out there asking, why are my prayers not being answered? Why can I not hear the Voice of YHVH as good as some people? Why am I not seeing the deeper things in the Scriptures like others? Today is the day that I share a Truth that has elevated my study and prayer life to a new level. Many people understand the Torah Commands at the Peshat, or literal levels, but they stay so focused on checking the blocks, they lose sight of the deeper side to the Holy Scriptures. I have found a Truth that helped me maximize my studies and prayer, while also eliminating the long cramming sessions on the weekends, most Torah pursuant people understand this.
I will start by asking a question. What happens to a man if he does not eat for six days? We all know that most men would be extremely weakened, and may even die without bread and water for six days. Well, this is what is happening in the Body of Yeshua/Jesus. Most Sabbath keepers understand that the Sabbath day is a Holy Day, set apart to the Worship of YHVH and Fellowship with your Israelite Family/Mishpacha. Many Assemblies, especially in Home groups miss the importance and wisdom contained in the Torah for our Daily Bread. If we do not eat physical food for 6 days, by the time we get to the 7th we are so weakened by the week. We would be pretty much useless on the 7th day, and would not feel as energetic and motivated to Worship our Creator and Redeemer. It is the same when we do not eat the Spiritual Food for six days, by the time the 7th comes, we only want to rest and do not feel up to studying. In many groups, you will have one person sharing and many others receiving, without much input into the groups or the Assemblies.
I have been experiencing a problem in the Body of Messiah as of late, it is an Ancient Old problem we have been facing for 2000 years that has resurfaced in these last days. While we are being accused of “Judaizing” for teaching the Torah/Law of YHVH, there is a real threat to the Body, what the Apostle Paul called the “circumcision party”.
Many of these people come from Christianity, and fall into the traps of Anti-Missionaries, “Rabbis and Scholars” who have made it their life’s work to discredit the identity of Yeshua/Jesus by using their “Hebraic” interpretations to the Hebrew Scriptures called the TaNaK (Old Testament). They use very good Hermeneutics that are also ancient and very essential to interpret the scriptures called PaRDeS. This is an acronym for 4 levels of interpretation. Every scripture has 4 depths it can be interpreted at, this concept is explained in the link below.