News Letter 5844-033
8th day of the Eighth month 5844 years after creation
November 8, 2008
Shabbat Shalom Brethren,
And welcome to the many new first time readers to this News Letter. This is the only News Letter explaining the events on the evening news in relation to what the bible says will happen for not keeping the Sabbatical and Jubilee years.
In this News letter with the election of Senator Obama to the White house I ask you what has changed that has caused the whole world to rejoice. I then show you what is about to happen to your investments and money, just as I showed you this financial crisis was coming way back in March, I now show you what is next, as Yahweh gets the world ready for the third curse. I also have two bees in my bonnet and I will comment on them and I want to address those who are living this way of life with an unconverted mate.
Isa 58:1 “Cry aloud, spare not; Lift up your voice like a trumpet; Tell My people their transgression, And the house of Jacob their sins.
The first bee in my bonnet I want to address is one that I hope will reach out and sting those to whom it applies.
I have received many emails and some phone calls from friends and readers and brethren. In those comments and discussions I get the distinct impression that some of you do not keep the Sabbath or the Holy Days. That you feel you do not need to and have no plans on keeping the upcoming Sabbatical year which starts at Aviv in 2009. Please just read the following scriptures most of them from the New Testament.
Joh 14:15 “If you love Me, keep My commandments.
Joh 14:21 He who has My commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves Me. And he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and manifest Myself to him.”
Joh 14:23 Jesus answered and said to him, “If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him.
Mt 5:19 Whoever therefore breaks one of the least of these commandments, and teaches men so, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but whoever does and teaches them, he shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.
There are many who say the commandments are in force when they speak of thou shalt not kill, or steal or lie or commit adultery, or covet, but when they are pressed on the fourth commandment they say it is nailed to the cross. This there for must be the least commandment in their eyes. This fourth commandment is the one which tells us to keep Holy the Sabbath and to Keep Holy the 7 annual Holy Days ( Lev 23) and to keep Holy the Sabbatical and Jubilee years (Lev 25). But read how many times Yahweh and Yahshua are telling us to Keep the Commandments. All of them.
Mt 19:17 So He said to him, “Why do you call Me good? No one is good but One, that is, God. But if you want to enter into life, keep the commandments.”
Luke 1:5 There was in the days of Herod, the king of Judea, a certain priest named Zacharias, of the division of Abijah. His wife was of the daughters of Aaron, and her name was Elizabeth. 6
And they were both righteous before God, walking in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blameless.
De 6:25 Then it will be righteousness for us, if we are careful to observe all these commandments before the Lord our God, as He has commanded us.’
Ps 119:172 My tongue shall speak of Your word, For all Your commandments are righteousness.
Isa 48:18 Oh, that you had heeded My commandments! Then your peace would have been like a river, And your righteousness like the waves of the sea.
It is when we keep the commandments that we are truly righteous. We are self righteous when we think we can do away with the commandments we disagree with. This will cause us to die.
Joh 15:10 If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love, just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and abide in His love.
1Co 7:19 Circumcision is nothing and uncircumcised is nothing, but keeping the commandments of God is what matters.
1Jo 2:3 Now by this we know that we know Him, if we keep His commandments.
1Jo 2:4 He who says, “I know Him,” and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.
If you do not keep the fourth commandment then you are a liar if you say you love Yahshua. In order to love Yahshua and be loved by Him you must keep all the commandments.
1Jo 3:22 And whatever we ask we receive from Him, because we keep His commandments and do those things that are pleasing in His sight.
1Jo 3:24 Now he who keeps His commandments abides in Him, and He in him. And by this we know that He abides in us, by the Spirit whom He has given us.
1Jo 5:2 By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and keep His commandments.
1Jo 5:3 For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments. And His commandments are not burdensome.
2Jo 1:6 This is love, that we walk according to His commandments. This is the commandment, that as you have heard from the beginning, you should walk in it.
Re 12:17 And the dragon was enraged with the woman, and he went to make war with the rest of her offspring, who keep the commandments of God and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.
Re 14:12 Here is the patience of the saints; here are those who keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus.
Re 22:14 Blessed are those who do His commandments, that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter through the gates into the city.
DO you get what the scriptures are saying? Not me and not any man, but the scriptures and Yahshua. Satan will not make war on those who do not keep the commandments because he already has them deceived.
What about those of you who think you are already good? You are not! If you do not keep the commandments as we have just read you are not good, you are not righteous. Psalm 119:172. All you commandments are righteous. All of them.
So which one is the least in your eyes? The majority of the people will not keep the fourth one which commands us to keep Holy the Sabbath day and in Lev 23 we are told to also keep Holy the annual Holy Days.
If you think you are saved by grace and no longer have to keep the commandments then Satan already has you in his pocket. You are in fact saying that to commit adultery is OK. TO murder is OK, to lie is also OK. But you will say that these things are not OK. But when you are confronted with the 4th commandment then you say this is the exception.
What part of hypocrisy do you subscribe to?
Brethren we are called by Yahweh to obey Him and keep the Commandments. All of them. He tells us to take a tithe of our income and safe it so we can spend it on ourselves at the Feast days. Your Creator has commanded you to take a holiday each year and spend 10% of you income on yourself. What other religion does this?
Please brethren open up your bibles and read them. Do not believe me or any man. Read your own bibles and learn the truth. Keep the Sabbath Holy, and when the Holy Days come each year in the spring and the Fall, keep them Holy and Worship the creator.
Ro 2:13 (for not the hearers of the law are just in the sight of God, but the doers of the law will be justified;
Jas 1:22 But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.
You must be doing the law of Yahweh. You must be actively keeping the Ten Commandments. Why? Why must we do this?
Ex 16:4 Then the Lord said to Moses, “Behold, I will rain bread from heaven for you. And the people shall go out and gather a certain quota every day, that I may test them, whether they will walk in My law or not.
They were to gather for 6 days and collect twice as much on the six day and then to rest on the seventh. The Sabbath and the Holy Days are the test. Do you pass that test each week? Do you pass that test each Holy Day? Will you or are you planning on passing that test this coming Sabbatical year?
Jud 2:19 And it came to pass, when the judge was dead, that they reverted and behaved more corruptly than their fathers, by following other gods, to serve them and bow down to them. They did not cease from their own doings nor from their stubborn way. 20 Then the anger of the Lord was hot against Israel; and He said, “Because this nation has transgressed My covenant which I commanded their fathers, and has not heeded My voice, 21 I also will no longer drive out before them any of the nations which Joshua left when he died, 22 so that through them I may test Israel, whether they will keep the ways of the Lord, to walk in them as their fathers kept them, or not.”
Jer 20:12 But, O Lord of hosts, You who test the righteous, And see the mind and heart, Let me see Your vengeance on them; For I have pleaded my cause before You.
Zec 13:9 I will bring the one-third through the fire, Will refine them as silver is refined, And test them as gold is tested. They will call on My name, And I will answer them. I will say, ‘This is My people’; And each one will say, ‘The Lord is my God.’ ”
Isa 58:1 “Cry aloud, spare not; Lift up your voice like a trumpet; Tell My people their transgression, And the house of Jacob their sins.
I have been waiting for a long time to get this second bee out of my bonnet.
This week the Americans have elected a new President. It makes no difference who it is. What matters is that a new one was elected after George W Bush had served his second term in office for a total of 8 years.
I have a stack of CDs, and DVDs, articles that people have sent to me about how President Bush is going to set up a fascist state and remain in office. I have so many people telling me what the Illuminati and the Jesuits, and Masons and all these other top secret societies are going to do and are in the process of doing behind the scenes.
They sent me pictures of the Space ship Columbia being blown up which was taken by a Russian spy satellite which went by as the Chinese shot it down with a laser.
We now have Obama and Amadinajad meeting in secret, and The Iranians blowing up nuclear devises while pretending it was an earth quake.
These conspiracy theories have gotten so bad that they are now taught in many Messianic groups as part of their religious doctrines. Not just home groups, but major groups.
What have any of these many, many false teachings got to do with the scriptures, and what have they to do with the Gospel that we are suppose to be speaking about?
Ex 20:16 “You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
Ex 23:1 “You shall not circulate a false report. Do not put your hand with the wicked to be an unrighteous witness.
De 5:20 ‘You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
De 19: 16 If a false witness rises against any man to testify against him of wrongdoing, 17 then both men in the controversy shall stand before the Lord, before the priests and the judges who serve in those days. 18 And the judges shall make careful inquiry, and indeed, if the witness is a false witness, who has testified falsely against his brother, 19 then you shall do to him as he thought to have done to his brother; so you shall put away the evil from among you. 20 And those who remain shall hear and fear, and hereafter they shall not again commit such evil among you. 21 Your eye shall not pity: life shall be for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot.
Proverbs 6:12 A worthless person, a wicked man, Walks with a perverse mouth; 13 He winks with his eyes, He shuffles his feet, He points with his fingers; 14 Perversity is in his heart, He devises evil continually, He sows discord. 15 Therefore his calamity shall come suddenly; Suddenly he shall be broken without remedy. 16 These six things the Lord hates, Yes, seven are an abomination to Him: 17 A proud look, A lying tongue, Hands that shed innocent blood, 18 A heart that devises wicked plans, Feet that are swift in running to evil, 19 A false witness who speaks lies, And one who sows discord among brethren
Pr 12:17 He who speaks truth declares righteousness, But a false witness, deceit.
Pr 14:5 A faithful witness does not lie, But a false witness will utter lies.
Pr 19:5 A false witness will not go unpunished, And he who speaks lies will not escape.
Pr 19:9 A false witness will not go unpunished, And he who speaks lies shall perish.
Pr 21:28 A false witness shall perish, But the man who hears him will speak endlessly.
Pr 25:18 A man who bears false witness against his neighbor Is like a club, a sword, and a sharp arrow.
Brethren please stop circulating these false reports Exodus 23:1. Yahweh hates a false witness who speaks lies as we have just read.
Each time you study these things that the Illuminati are up to or any of these other secret societies you are not learning about Yahweh and His Kingdom, but you are learning about Satans. Why do you do this? Why do you buy into these unbelievable tales and incorporate them into your understanding of the scriptures? You do harm to your understanding of the truth and you discredit the word of Yahweh to those who hear your wild fables as you tell them is thus says the lord voice.
With this in mind read once again Romans.
Romans 1:19 because what may be known of God is manifest in them, for God has shown it to them. 20 For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse, 21 because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22 Professing to be wise, they became fools, 23 and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like corruptible man–and birds and four-footed animals and creeping things. 24 Therefore God also gave them up to uncleanness, in the lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their bodies among themselves, 25 who exchanged the truth of God for the lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen. 26 For this reason God gave them up to vile passions. For even their women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature. 27 Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due. 28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things which are not fitting; 29 being filled with all unrighteousness, sexual immorality, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, evil-mindedness; they are whisperers, 30 backbiters, haters of God, violent, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, 31 undiscerning, untrustworthy, unloving, unforgiving, unmerciful; 32 who, knowing the righteous judgment of God, that those who practice such things are deserving of death, not only do the same but also approve of those who practice them.
Once again I ask you all why do you bad mouth your leaders?
De 1:15 So I took the heads of your tribes, wise and knowledgeable men, and made them heads over you, leaders of thousands, leaders of hundreds, leaders of fifties, leaders of tens, and officers for your tribes.
Jud 5:2 “When leaders lead in Israel, When the people willingly offer themselves, Bless the Lord!
Heb 13:17 Obey those who rule over you, and be submissive, for they watch out for your souls, as those who must give account. Let them do so with joy and not with grief, for that would be unprofitable for you.
De 17:15 you shall surely set a king over you whom the Lord your God chooses; one from among your brethren you shall set as king over you; you may not set a foreigner over you, who is not your brother.
1 TImothy. 2:1 Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, 2 for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence. 3 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, 4 who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.
ROM. 13:1 Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God. 2 Therefore whoever resists the authority resists the ordinance of God, and those who resist will bring judgment on themselves.,
JOHN 19:11 Jesus answered, “You could have no power at all against Me unless it had been given you from above.
Brethren all power comes from Yahweh, and it is He who places our rulers over us. Each time you spread a false hood about the things President Bush was doing, you were in fact resisting the authority of Yahweh.
Now that Barack Obama is about to take the Presidents office will you contribute and assist others by spreading false illuminate and Masonic teachings telling us all sorts of falsehoods about the new President? Rom 13:2 Therefore whoever resists the authority resists the ordinance of God, and those who resist will bring judgment on themselves
Now that Barack Obama has been elected President can any one explain to me the euphoria that was all over the news the day of and the day after the election? Oprah was just beside herself, people were crying with joy. The stock market roared up in approval. The largest turn out to vote since 1960.
The signs all read it was time for change. A change of Presidency has or will soon happen, but what has changed? Why all the hoopla? What has changed?
Will the millions of abortions stop?
Has the crime rate for murders and stealing and rape stopped?
Has the 11 trillion is debt been paid?
Have the people of the USA returned to Yahweh and began to keep the Sabbath as the law commands?
No none of this has happened, so again I ask what has changed?
No one reads the bible, they all follow Oprah and Dr. Phil. None of them has turned 180 degrees and repented and began to keep Torah.
No one is taking care of the poor and the fatherless. They are taking advantage of the children in ever increasing numbers. Homosexuality continues to march forward in passing bolder and bolder laws in their favor each day. Soon the fairness law will pass under the Democratic dominated government.
No brethren nothing has changed except the head. The moral fiber of the USA is still corrupt. Nor has the punishments of Yahweh changed.
President Obama will have to deal with the world wide problem of Terrorism, which is the first curse Yahweh sends to correct His people. Under President Bush no other Terror acts happened in the USA. But the US is still entangled in two wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Acts of Terrorism are a constant threat to all Israelite nations.
President Obama will have to deal with the problems of ever increasing hurricanes and tornadoes with even more destructive power. He will also have to deal with the droughts in various places across the US and the wild fires which come up from them.
President Obama will have new problems to wrestle with during these next four years. Famine and Pestilence and Earth quake disasters which are due to start after 2010.
President Obama has also to deal with the current financial crisis which the world is hoping he can fix. The day after the jubilation the stock market has returned to its declining values. His office is trying to figure out if they are dealing with a 1930s type problem or 1993 type problem. Brethren study up on the 1930s problem. It was the one which will lead into the war which is the next curse which in 8 years the next elections president will have to deal with after 2017.
Once again I ask you, What has changed? Nothing! Read the following note sent to me and get ready quickly for rising interest rates which will further cripple our economy.
Washingtons Shocking New $2 Trillion Borrowing Binge is set to smash Bonds and Stocks
By Mike Larson
The U.S. government has just launched the greatest borrowing binge of all time, an orgy of new debt offerings that will almost surely kill the bond market, drive interest rates into the stratosphere and pound Wall Street to a pulp.
Just this week, the U.S. Treasury announced that between last month and the end of the year, it will borrow a total of $550 billion more than the entire deficit for ALL of fiscal 2008.
And even that record-smashing amount is only the tip of the iceberg: Goldman Sachs analysts just announced that, to finance an $850 billion federal deficit … to buy $500 billion in bad assets … and to roll over $561 billion in maturing Treasury securities, Washington will have to borrow TWO TRILLION DOLLARS!
Paying the piper for U.S. Govt Bailouts:$2.7 TRILLION in loans and commitments and more to come!
TARP $700 Billion
Bears Stern $29 Billion
Detroit Big Three $25 Billion
AIG $123 Billion
Fannie Mae and Freddy Mac $200 Billion
Mortgage Back Securtiy $144 Bilion
FAH RESCUE Bill $300 Billion
JPM for Lehman $87 Billion
Feds TAF program $200 Billion
Commercial paper swaps $740 Billion
Total $2.7 Trillion
Worse: That $2 trillion may STILL not be enough: Just to cover the bailout loans, investments and commitments the government has announced SO FAR, the total bill comes to a whopping $2.7 trillion.
And that $2.7 trillion doesn’t even begin to address Washington’s next attempts to fight this crisis:
As the U.S. economy continues to crater … as federal tax revenues continue to plunge … and as Washington continues to run amuck with new bailouts … Washington could easily add another $1 trillion or even more to this borrowing spree!
This reality, the fact that the greatest tidal wave of Treasury bonds in history is about to slam into the markets means one thing:
Plunging bond prices: Like any other investment, when the supply of bonds rises, bond prices fall. Given the mind-boggling size of this borrowing binge, we’re now staring down the barrel of one of the most devastating bond market crashes ever.
The basic principal is very simple: The more the government has to borrow, the more bond prices are likely to decline …
Look: We know that no matter what happens on Wall Street on a given day, this historic economic crisis is still in its early stages and growing more severe.
In just the last few days, for instance, we learned that …
The real estate crash is still accelerating: A mind-blowing one in every four homeowners is now under water owing more on the family home than it’s worth. Construction spending has plunged three times in the last four months …
U.S. unemployment is exploding: In October, the pace of layoffs exploded: 1,200 at Qwest Communications, 5,000 at Chrysler, 7,000 at American Express and 7,200 at Merck, with many more to come. The U.S. unemployment rate, at 6.1% in September, could surge to at least 10% …
Consumer loan defaults are spiraling higher throughout the economy: Soaring numbers of consumers are missing payments or simply refusing to pay credit card balances and auto loans. Lenders are bracing for the next huge wave of loan losses …
Consumers are spending less with each passing day: Consumer confidence has fallen off a cliff â€” down to its lowest levels in recorded history and for the first time since Washington began tracking retail sales, they have fallen for three months in a row …
U.S. manufacturing activity is grinding to a standstill: The PMI index just cratered to its lowest levels in nearly 30 years …
Auto sales are cratering with no end in sight: In October alone, Fords sales plunged 30.2%, General Motors sales cratered 45% and overall U.S. auto sales fell to their lowest levels in 25 years … As of Friday Nov 7 2008 GM announced they are near the end unless things change soon. They have enough cash to survive 2009 maybe. Ford is in the same boat.
The overall U.S. economy is cratering: The U.S. Gross Domestic Product contracted in July, August and September. Worse: We are now staring down the barrel of the worst holiday season and probably the largest declines in our nations economy in memory.
And now, with a massive bond market bloodbath in the cards and because when bond prices plunge, interest rates automatically go through the roof …
Monthly payments are about to skyrocket on six million adjustable-rate mortgages, pushing millions more homeowners into default and driving real estate values into a new tailspin …
Millions more consumers will find it increasingly impossible to make payments on credit cards, auto loans and revolving charges and will simply default, pushing thousands of lenders to the brink of collapse …
Companies that manufacture, transport and sell high-ticket items like automobiles and trucks … flat panel TVs, computers and other electronics … stoves, refrigerators and other home improvement products … will suffer greater losses than ever and many will go belly up …
The stocks of those companies will crater as earnings turn into massive losses, driving the Dow, S&P and Nasdaq into the most severe tailspin we’ve seen so far …
And on top of this on Thursday of this past week the UK announced that it was going to lower rates by a whopping 1.5%. Three times the amount that the rest of Europe lowered rates by.
Three times a much. Why? Because they know the economy is tanking and they are pulling out all the plugs in order to get people to borrow and spend that money to help get the economy going. The only thing is that this puts people further in debt.
Again Brethren, what has changed? With out repentance Yahweh will not change the course of action that he has laid out in Lev 26 which I explain on the DVD. If you have not yet watched it take the time and go to https://sightedmoon.com/sightedmoon_2015/?page_id=251 and this shocking DVD which is coming true on the nightly news each and every day with the current financial crisis and what it will lead to.
You Brethren are the ones who need to repent and to change in order to escape the plagues which are already upon us. The question now is will you change, or will you continue to rebel and resist Yahweh?
At the following link I wrote about living with an unconverted mate.
On October 7 2008 I celebrated my 30th wedding anniversary, to my high school sweetheart. It has not always been easy. 4 years after we were married I was called and began to keep this way of life. And as it turns out the Feast of Tabernacles more times than not always landed on our anniversary date. A bone of contention each year.
This past week and a few times in the past I have received e-mails from people who are dealing with this religious way of life and living with an unconverted mate. When they write it pulls at my heart. I understand the tough situation they are living with.
Since I wrote the first article 4 years ago, I have wanted to add to it the information I am going to share with you today. I have learned that a number of people in the bible had unconverted mates. I have also learned that living with someone who does not believe the same as you, is at times very humbling.
Isaiah 66:1 Thus says the Lord: “Heaven is My throne, And earth is My footstool. Where is the house that you will build Me? And where is the place of My rest? 2 For all those things My hand has made, And all those things exist,” Says the Lord. “But on this one will I look: On him who is poor and of a contrite spirit, And who trembles at My word. 3 “He who kills a bull is as if he slays a man; He who sacrifices a lamb, as if he breaks a dog’s neck; He who offers a grain offering, as if he offers swine’s blood; He who burns incense, as if he blesses an idol. Just as they have chosen their own ways, And their soul delights in their abominations, 4 So will I choose their delusions, And bring their fears on them; Because, when I called, no one answered, When I spoke they did not hear; But they did evil before My eyes, And chose that in which I do not delight.”
5 Hear the word of the Lord, You who tremble at His word: “Your brethren who hated you, Who cast you out for My name’s sake, said, ‘Let the Lord be glorified, That we may see your joy.’ But they shall be ashamed.” 6 The sound of noise from the city! A voice from the temple! The voice of the Lord, Who fully repays His enemies!
Those of us who are called and answer that call, are generally more afraid of not obeying Yahweh, than of the consequences we receive from our families. But we are told by YEshua what to expect.
Matthew 10:16 “Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves. Therefore be wise as serpents and harmless as doves. 17 But beware of men, for they will deliver you up to councils and scourge you in their synagogues. 18 You will be brought before governors and kings for My sake, as a testimony to them and to the Gentiles. 19 But when they deliver you up, do not worry about how or what you should speak. For it will be given to you in that hour what you should speak; 20 for it is not you who speak, but the Spirit of your Father who speaks in you. 21 Now brother will deliver up brother to death, and a father his child; and children will rise up against parents and cause them to be put to death. 22 And you will be hated by all for My name’s sake. But he who endures to the end will be saved. 23 When they persecute you in this city, flee to another. For assuredly, I say to you, you will not have gone through the cities of Israel before the Son of Man comes. 24 A disciple is not above his teacher, nor a servant above his master. 25 It is enough for a disciple that he be like his teacher, and a servant like his master. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebub, how much more will they call those of his household! 26 Therefore do not fear them. For there is nothing covered that will not be revealed, and hidden that will not be known. 27 “Whatever I tell you in the dark, speak in the light; and what you hear in the ear, preach on the housetops. 28 And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. But rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell. 29 Are not two sparrows sold for a copper coin? And not one of them falls to the ground apart from your Father’s will. 30 But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. 31 Do not fear therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows. 32 “Therefore whoever confesses Me before men, him I will also confess before My Father who is in heaven. 33 But whoever denies Me before men, him I will also deny before My Father who is in heaven. 34 “Do not think that I came to bring peace on earth. I did not come to bring peace but a sword. 35 For I have come to ‘set a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law’; 36 and ‘a man’s enemies will be those of his own household.’37 He who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me. And he who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me. 38 And he who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me. 39 He who finds his life will lose it, and he who loses his life for My sake will find it. 40 “He who receives you receives Me, and he who receives Me receives Him who sent Me. 41 He who receives a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophet’s reward. And he who receives a righteous man in the name of a righteous man shall receive a righteous man’s reward. 42 And whoever gives one of these little ones only a cup of cold water in the name of a disciple, assuredly, I say to you, he shall by no means lose his reward.”
We are told that it will be members of our own family that will hate us the most and it will be them that turn us over to the authorities in the time to come. We are also told or warned that we are to love Yahweh more than our own members of our family.
YEshua warns us again that we will be hated for His names sake.
Matthew 24:4 And Jesus answered and said to them: “Take heed that no one deceives you. 5 For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will deceive many. 6 And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. 7 For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places. 8 All these are the beginning of sorrows. 9 Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My name’s sake. 10 And then many will be offended, will betray one another, and will hate one another. 11 Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many. 12 And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold. 13 But he who endures to the end shall be saved.
Mark 13:1 Then as He went out of the temple, one of His disciples said to Him, “Teacher, see what manner of stones and what buildings are here!” 2 And Jesus answered and said to him, “Do you see these great buildings? Not one stone shall be left upon another, that shall not be thrown down.” 3 Now as He sat on the Mount of Olives opposite the temple, Peter, James, John, and Andrew asked Him privately, 4 “Tell us, when will these things be? And what will be the sign when all these things will be fulfilled?” 5 And Jesus, answering them, began to say: “Take heed that no one deceives you. 6 For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am He,’ and will deceive many. 7 But when you hear of wars and rumors of wars, do not be troubled; for such things must happen, but the end is not yet. 8 For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be earthquakes in various places, and there will be famines and troubles. These are the beginnings of sorrows. 9 But watch out for yourselves, for they will deliver you up to councils, and you will be beaten in the synagogues. You will be brought before rulers and kings for My sake, for a testimony to them. 10 And the gospel must first be preached to all the nations. 11 But when they arrest you and deliver you up, do not worry beforehand, or premeditate what you will speak. But whatever is given you in that hour, speak that; for it is not you who speak, but the Holy Spirit. 12 Now brother will betray brother to death, and a father his child; and children will rise up against parents and cause them to be put to death. 13 And you will be hated by all for My name’s sake. But he who endures to the end shall be saved.
Luke 21: 11 And there will be great earthquakes in various places, and famines and pestilences; and there will be fearful sights and great signs from heaven. 12 But before all these things, they will lay their hands on you and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues and prisons. You will be brought before kings and rulers for My name’s sake. 13 But it will turn out for you as an occasion for testimony. 14 Therefore settle it in your hearts not to meditate beforehand on what you will answer; 15 for I will give you a mouth and wisdom which all your adversaries will not be able to contradict or resist. 16 You will be betrayed even by parents and brothers, relatives and friends; and they will put some of you to death. 17 And you will be hated by all for My name’s sake. 18 But not a hair of your head shall be lost. 19 By your patience possess your souls.
Luke 12:41 Then Peter said to Him, “Lord, do You speak this parable only to us, or to all people?” 42 And the Lord said, “Who then is that faithful and wise steward, whom his master will make ruler over his household, to give them their portion of food in due season? 43 Blessed is that servant whom his master will find so doing when he comes. 44 Truly, I say to you that he will make him ruler over all that he has. 45 But if that servant says in his heart, ‘My master is delaying his coming,’ and begins to beat the male and female servants, and to eat and drink and be drunk, 46 the master of that servant will come on a day when he is not looking for him, and at an hour when he is not aware, and will cut him in two and appoint him his portion with the unbelievers. 47 And that servant who knew his master’s will, and did not prepare himself or do according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes. 48 But he who did not know, yet committed things deserving of stripes, shall be beaten with few. For everyone to whom much is given, from him much will be required; and to whom much has been committed, of him they will ask the more. 49 “I came to send fire on the earth, and how I wish it were already kindled! 50 But I have a baptism to be baptized with, and how distressed I am till it is accomplished! 51 Do you suppose that I came to give peace on earth? I tell you, not at all, but rather division. 52 For from now on five in one house will be divided: three against two, and two against three. 53 Father will be divided against son and son against father, mother against daughter and daughter against mother, mother-in-law against her daughter-in-law and daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law.”
We are told on a number of occasions that it will be the members of our family that we will be divided against.
But are you aware that even King David had an unconverted wife?
2 Samuel 6:12 Now it was told King David, saying, “The Lord has blessed the house of Obed-Edom and all that belongs to him, because of the ark of God.” So David went and brought up the ark of God from the house of Obed-Edom to the City of David with gladness. 13 And so it was, when those bearing the ark of the Lord had gone six paces, that he sacrificed oxen and fatted sheep. 14 Then David danced before the Lord with all his might; and David was wearing a linen ephod. 15 So David and all the house of Israel brought up the ark of the Lord with shouting and with the sound of the trumpet. 16 Now as the ark of the Lord came into the City of David, Michal, Saul’s daughter, looked through a window and saw King David leaping and whirling before the Lord; and she despised him in her heart.
20 Then David returned to bless his household. And Michal the daughter of Saul came out to meet David, and said, “How glorious was the king of Israel today, uncovering himself today in the eyes of the maids of his servants, as one of the base fellows shamelessly uncovers himself!” 21 So David said to Michal, “It was before the Lord, who chose me instead of your father and all his house, to appoint me ruler over the people of the Lord, over Israel. Therefore I will play music before the Lord. 22 And I will be even more undignified than this, and will be humble in my own sight. But as for the maidservants of whom you have spoken, by them I will be held in honor.” 23 Therefore Michal the daughter of Saul had no children to the day of her death.
But David was not alone. Job also had an unconverted mate.
Job 1:1 There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job; and that man was blameless and upright, and one who feared God and shunned evil. 2 And seven sons and three daughters were born to him. 3 Also, his possessions were seven thousand sheep, three thousand camels, five hundred yoke of oxen, five hundred female donkeys, and a very large household, so that this man was the greatest of all the people of the East. 4 And his sons would go and feast in their houses, each on his appointed day, and would send and invite their three sisters to eat and drink with them. 5 So it was, when the days of feasting had run their course, that Job would send and sanctify them, and he would rise early in the morning and offer burnt offerings according to the number of them all. For Job said, “It may be that my sons have sinned and cursed F1 God in their hearts.” Thus Job did regularly. 6 Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan F2 also came among them. 7 And the Lord said to Satan, “From where do you come?” So Satan answered the Lord and said, “From going to and fro on the earth, and from walking back and forth on it.” 8 Then the Lord said to Satan, “Have you considered My servant Job, that there is none like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man, one who fears God and shuns evil?” 9 So Satan answered the Lord and said, “Does Job fear God for nothing? 10 Have You not made a hedge around him, around his household, and around all that he has on every side? You have blessed the work of his hands, and his possessions have increased in the land. 11 But now, stretch out Your hand and touch all that he has, and he will surely curse You to Your face!” 12 And the Lord said to Satan, “Behold, all that he has is in your power; only do not lay a hand on his person.” So Satan went out from the presence of the Lord. 13 Now there was a day when his sons and daughters were eating and drinking wine in their oldest brother’s house; 14 and a messenger came to Job and said, “The oxen were plowing and the donkeys feeding beside them, 15 when the Sabeans F3 raided them and took them away–indeed they have killed the servants with the edge of the sword; and I alone have escaped to tell you!” 16 While he was still speaking, another also came and said, “The fire of God fell from heaven and burned up the sheep and the servants, and consumed them; and I alone have escaped to tell you!” 17 While he was still speaking, another also came and said, “The Chaldeans formed three bands, raided the camels and took them away, yes, and killed the servants with the edge of the sword; and I alone have escaped to tell you!” 18 While he was still speaking, another also came and said, “Your sons and daughters were eating and drinking wine in their oldest brother’s house, 19 and suddenly a great wind came from across the wilderness and struck the four corners of the house, and it fell on the young people, and they are dead; and I alone have escaped to tell you!” 20 Then Job arose, tore his robe, and shaved his head; and he fell to the ground and worshiped. 21 And he said: “Naked I came from my mother’s womb, And naked shall I return there. The Lord gave, and the Lord has taken away; Blessed be the name of the Lord.” 22 In all this Job did not sin nor charge God with wrong.
Job 2:1 Again there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan came also among them to present himself before the Lord. 2 And the Lord said to Satan, “From where do you come?” So Satan answered the Lord and said, “From going to and fro on the earth, and from walking back and forth on it.” 3 Then the Lord said to Satan, “Have you considered My servant Job, that there is none like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man, one who fears God and shuns evil? And still he holds fast to his integrity, although you incited Me against him, to destroy him without cause.” 4 So Satan answered the Lord and said, “Skin for skin! Yes, all that a man has he will give for his life. 5 But stretch out Your hand now, and touch his bone and his flesh, and he will surely curse You to Your face!” 6 And the Lord said to Satan, “Behold, he is in your hand, but spare his life.”
7 So Satan went out from the presence of the Lord, and struck Job with painful boils from the sole of his foot to the crown of his head. 8 And he took for himself a potsherd with which to scrape himself while he sat in the midst of the ashes. 9 Then his wife said to him, “Do you still hold fast to your integrity? Curse God and die!” 10 But he said to her, “You speak as one of the foolish women speaks. Shall we indeed accept good from God, and shall we not accept adversity?” In all this Job did not sin with his lips.
Not only did Job suffer the loss of his flocks and children, but so did Jobs wife. But she was willing to curse Yahweh and give up.
What about Noah? We are told that only Noah was righteous. I can only wonder what she was thinking for over 100 years as Noah warned the people.
We have the following From http://www.ewtn.com
With regards to the first apostles, early writings of the Church suggest that all of the Twelve apostles were married when called by our Lord, except the young beloved apostle, St. John. We do have mention of the mother-in-law of St. Peter in the Gospel, who was cured of a fever by our Lord. But strangely, we have no mention of spouses or families of the apostles, in the Gospels or Acts.
Matthew 8: 14 Now when Jesus had come into Peter’s house, He saw his wife’s mother lying sick with a fever. 15 So He touched her hand, and the fever left her. And she arose and served them.
We are not told anything about these women. Were they believers or not. We do not know. Nor do we ever hear anything about the wives of any of the prophets. I often wonder why.
Micah 7: 1 Woe is me! For I am like those who gather summer fruits, Like those who glean vintage grapes; There is no cluster to eat Of the first-ripe fruit which my soul desires. 2 The faithful man has perished from the earth, And there is no one upright among men. They all lie in wait for blood; Every man hunts his brother with a net. 3 That they may successfully do evil with both hands– The prince asks for gifts, The judge seeks a bribe, And the great man utters his evil desire; So they scheme together. 4 The best of them is like a brier; The most upright is sharper than a thorn hedge; The day of your watchman and your punishment comes; Now shall be their perplexity. 5 Do not trust in a friend; Do not put your confidence in a companion; Guard the doors of your mouth From her who lies in your bosom. 6 For son dishonors father, Daughter rises against her mother, Daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law; A man’s enemies are the men of his own household. 7 Therefore I will look to the Lord; I will wait for the God of my salvation; My God will hear me. 8 Do not rejoice over me, my enemy; When I fall, I will arise; When I sit in darkness, The Lord will be a light to me. 9 I will bear the indignation of the Lord, Because I have sinned against Him, Until He pleads my case And executes justice for me. He will bring me forth to the light; I will see His righteousness. 10 Then she who is my enemy will see, And shame will cover her who said to me, “Where is the Lord your God?” My eyes will see her; Now she will be trampled down Like mud in the streets. 11 In the day when your walls are to be built, In that day the decree shall go far and wide. 12 In that day they shall come to you From Assyria and the fortified cities, From the fortress to the River, From sea to sea, And mountain to mountain. 13 Yet the land shall be desolate Because of those who dwell in it, And for the fruit of their deeds.
Matthew 10:34 “Do not think that I came to bring peace on earth. I did not come to bring peace but a sword.
Think on this brethren. Not peace but a sword.
I would also say that in 1 Samuel 25 Abigail was married to an unconverted mate. Read it and you decide.
I would like you to consider the next couple of verses,
2 Corinthians 11:2 For I am jealous for you with godly jealousy. For I have betrothed you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ.
Isaiah 61: 10 I will greatly rejoice in the Lord, My soul shall be joyful in my God; For He has clothed me with the garments of salvation, He has covered me with the robe of righteousness, As a bridegroom decks himself with ornaments, And as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.
Those of us with unconverted mates can and do get the exact same feelings that Yeshua feels. For His bride to be, Israel is an unconverted mate as well. Yeshua does love her and has loved her for a very long time. But no matter how much He does for her she still rejects his Torah.
Only those of us with an unconverted mate can appreciate exactly how Yeshua feels. As much as we would like to have our mates keeping the faith with us, we do get to feel just how hurt Yeshua is on many occasions. Those with their mates on the same page just canâ€™t understand this hurt. It is a very lonely way of life. We worry for our families and pray for them constantly, and at the same time remember that they are prophesied to turn on us in the end. Just as Yeshua’s kinsmen had Him hung on a tree.
Always remember that it is Yahweh that does the calling. You cannot convert anyone nor can others convert your spouse. Just be a living example of this way of life, and maybe Yahweh will answer your prayers.
Joseph F Dumond
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