“The will of HaShem be done.” After these days, we made ready and went up to Jerusalem. And some of the disciples from Caesare′a went with us, bringing us to the house of Mnason of Cyprus, an early disciple, with whom we should lodge. When we had come to Jerusalem, the brethren received us gladly. On the following day, Paul went in with us to James; and all the elders were present. After greeting them, he related one by one the things that God had done among the Gentiles through his ministry. And when they heard it, they glorified G-d. And they said to him, “You see, brother, how many thousands there are among the Jews of those who have believed; they are all zealous for the law, and they have been told about you that you teach all the Jews who are among the Gentiles to forsake Moses, telling them not to circumcise their children or observe the customs. What then is to be done? They will certainly hear that you have come. Do therefore what we tell you. We have four men who are under a vow; take these men and purify yourself along with them and pay their expenses, so that they may shave their heads. Thus, all will know that there is nothing in what they have been told about you but that you yourself live in observance of the law. But as for the Gentiles who have believed, we have sent a letter with our judgment that they should abstain from what has been sacrificed to idols and from blood and from what is strangled and from unchastity.”
“Greater is the one who acts out of love than the one who acts out of fear.”
(Talmud Sotah 31)
When people work for fear of loss or penalty, the effects are notable, shameful, and grievous, both long and short term and the result is wickedness. On the other hand, when people are dedicated in hopes of a reward mutual and build with an ‘eye’ single, the effects and result are mystical, edifying, beneficial and uplifting both long and more importantly short term, as most seek immediate gratification from day to day and patience is a rare virtue, after all.
The problems in government in our nation and in the world seem to stem from gentiles being involved in any capacity, and this is not of their own fault or inherent weakness but because they have long been led astray by the beguiling teachings and ways of the Catholic Church. Gentile Charity is an oxymoron for example, and I do not mean to be insulting in any way, shape or form. They just aren’t ‘wired’ that way and are a competitive, aggressive and domineering race(s) or people(s) by nature, design, and reasons beyond my ability to search out.
Y’shua/Jesus generally refers to their ‘Masters’ or ‘Superiors’, ‘Kings’, ‘Queens’, ‘Governors’, ‘Lords,’ what have you, as Benefactors and austere gentlemen who rule by their own might and will to conquer and conquest. So that they are Superior to Jews in many ways. All Jews really have going for them is that G-d chose them in particular to represent Him on earth as it may be in Heaven. Hence, being Divinely inspired in the Way, they are often wrongly perceived of their Goyim brethren as a rebellious and contrary people, unwilling to obey or conform to the laws of the Gentile ruled world. Jews embrace perfection or idealistic visions of Charity that knows no bounds and comes as a reward from G-d for obedience, keeping the Commandments, praising and giving thanks and zealously living their entire lives unto Him. Gentiles, being more concrete and rational, believe only in what they know rather than in what they don’t know and are unsure of, tend to be a very controlling race(s) dependent upon their own superior intellect and strength, and believe the same makes them rich, well-governed, just and good. Jews, on the other hand, own their lowliness and fallen/carnal state of being and try to please G-d in unusual ways, and by rising above through mitzvah, good deeds, kindness, and attentiveness to details that would and do seem nonsense to Gentiles. But the ultimate nonsense is Christianity in many cases because unbeknownst to them, they often devote most of their spiritual powers and well-being to idolatry and the pagan worship of ‘gods’ which are ‘no-gods’ to Jews, to whom they bid ‘Godspeed’ (Yochanan II 11)..
All this being true, it is very difficult for a Jew to live and survive in diaspora, or scattered among the Gentile nations and not easy for Gentiles to welcome them among their kind. If looked at or considered rationally – there is no reason for hatred of differences that lead to contentions between Jew and Gentile. Jews often applaud, if not worship the talents and accomplishments of Gentiles, and authentically desire to learn from them all they may to their own hurt, it being a snare in most cases to do so. Nevertheless, the majority indulge. On the other hand, there is nothing really special or remarkable about Jews except their unique G-d inspired Wisdom (Chassidism,Kaballah, Zohar, Talmud, Mishna, Etc.) and what G-d has done for them all over the world. Even Jewish warriors and valiant men of war are not permitted to glory or boast of their skill or courage, but must attribute all to G-d and follow the example of their King, David. It is G-d’s favor alone that allows Jews to succeed or not in anything at all and they are required to admit this first and foremost, especially when G-d gifts them with much of this or that, skill or wealth, because above all they should be mindful of His return on investment expected, which is their love to G-d. Gentiles, on the other hand, by self-inspiration, mindfully and willfully set forth to be the best at whatever they may and to conquer all or die trying. They may, as a result, be vigilant and even modest, but that is not the point to them. The point is winning, being the best at all costs, no holds barred, and they may and do fight dirty because there is no law within their inner selves that forbids them. Nevertheless, Jesus’ ministry and calling was to the end that all people might come to know…
Alma 23:3…that they might be convinced that they were all brethren…
Jews were a nomadic people, mostly shepherds, raised in tents and fed with Torah study for subsistence most essential to the soul, heart and mind of man for life, strength to suit their days, and they should never be faulted or penalized or even taxed for bearing the burden of representing the G-d of all Creation because they don’t or can’t fit in with any of society’s mores and values, weights and measures, demands and expectations, conceits and vices, etc.
I think any Gentile, worth his or her salt, will be more than willing to recognize their intrinsic worth to humanity, if not respect and esteem them for their unique calling and dedication to G-d. It is a matter of spiritual life and death to Jews to strive with all their might, will, mind, and strength to please G-d and do what may seem like nonsense to Gentiles; which, considering history true of the world and the Jews remarkable preservation, perseverance and survival, if not their many successes and contributions to every nation they have touched or affected in some way, is miraculous. Even or especially when their enemies nearly succeeded in wiping them out as a people from the face of Creation. Any intelligent being would find the same remarkable if not praiseworthy however unsought for the latter may be.
Tevye to G-d: “I know, I know. We are Your chosen people. But, once in a while, can’t You choose someone else?” (Fiddler of the Roof-1971).
I think it is more than healthy for Gentiles to be mindful of their friends, if not brethren, the Jews, for due consideration and respect of differences necessary and for the manner in which they have been a perpetual blessing to Gentiles the world over.
2 Nephi 29: 4,5,7 And what thank they the Jews for the Bible which they receive from them? Yea, what do the Gentiles mean? Do they remember the travails, and the labors, and the pains of the Jews, and their diligence unto me, in bringing forth salvation unto the Gentiles? O ye Gentiles, have ye remembered the Jews, mine ancient covenant people? Nay; but ye have cursed them, and have hated them, and have not sought to recover them. But behold, I will return all these things upon your own heads; for I, HaShem, have not forgotten my people. Know ye not that there are more nations than one? Know ye not that I, HaShem your G-d, have created all men, and that I remember those who are upon the isles of the sea; and that I rule in the heavens above and in the earth beneath; and I bring forth my word unto the children of men, yea, even upon all the nations of the earth?
“Ninety percent of the politicians give the other ten percent a bad reputation.” — Henry Kissinger
In America, by our very uniqueness and sacredness of separation or rather distinction yet United, we have many times, in many generations experienced Unity of Essence which embraces and loves our differences and I think this is due to the fact that at the core and center of our society, there has always been a remnant of faithful, tolerant Jews, who by leading example, made the extra effort necessary to keep up good relations between all and encourage all to own their own hereditary traits and preferences, rather than depart therefrom and become Jews.
From this tolerance is born a magic or miracle in government and otherwise of a sort whose effect is genuine interest, if not love for one another’s unique contributions to what makes up the Whole. Vive la difference! The Unity born, though not perfect by any means, is distinctly American, which encourages its people to not only recognize differences, but to honor boundary lines both seen and unseen, and to build, each people according to their ethnic inspiration, in HaShem of Hosts – plural in One.
From this, we get States like Massachusetts with our North End of Boston, its little Italy, Chinatown, and a Jewish Orthodox inner city life and populations as well as suburbia with its aimless confusion of face but a comic routine of daily life which keeps interaction light and free in a mix of many nations. After all, The Big Apple was created by Jews who were tolerant and appreciative of differences and talented in securing an American stronghold like no other in our nation and world, though sadly, these days it is changing, due to many Jews selling and getting out due to intolerance, something that is happening all over the country, nation, and world; leaving many places desolate and up for grabs, idols permitting lawlessness to broaden its scope and own its heartless desire, and we see that the effect is that these places are no longer experiencing or possessing any cultural representation or value unique and meaningful attributable to a fast dying American Genius.
Our nation is rapidly changing and become foreign and mean, intolerant and unsupportive of Her own. More interested in making merchandise of foreigners, because our Lady Liberty has little interest left, it seems, in the American Dream and has used up, abandoned, and all but jettisoned all they who believed in or fell for the dream proffered We The People and all the world’s poor and needy the world over who might come to Her and find shelter and sustaining hope and help in creating a new life for themselves in a free nation devoted to Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness. Thank G-d, things are not ever, or hardly ever, what they seem.
1Nephi 16:1-3 Thou hast declared unto us hard things, more than we are able to bear. And I said unto them that I knew that I had spoken hard things against the wicked, according to the truth; and the righteous have I justified, and testified that they should be lifted up at the last day; wherefore, the guilty taketh the truth to be hard, for it cutteth them to the very center. And now my brethren, if ye were righteous and were willing to hearken to the truth, and give heed unto it, that ye might walk uprightly before G-d, then ye would not murmur because of the truth, and say: Thou speakest hard things against us.
Pride goeth before the fall and the pride of the guilty is the worst of all when they succeed in doing anything; for though they have nothing really to be proud of and every reason to repent, relent, and atone or so much as humble themselves, they will not and quite refuse the admonition and Gift of G-d’s Grace and Condescending Love, and entreat not but wrath as they are well nigh unto cursing and know only the will of the accursed.
Acts 26:14 And when we were all fallen to the earth, I heard a voice speaking unto me, and saying in the Hebrew tongue, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me? it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks.
HaShem was reminding Paul through His servant Y’shua/Jesus that he was a representative of the Jews and it would do no good to either entreat the favor of or contend with another people/church.
1 Nephi 14:10 Behold there are save two churches only; the one is the church of the Lamb of G-d, and the other is the church of the devil; wherefore, whoso belongeth not to the church of the Lamb of G-d belongeth to that great church, which is the mother of abominations; and she is the whore of all the earth.
Most nations have their religions inspired by the devil and idols. Only the Jews have a world-wide religion of and by Holy Decree of the Creator of Creation, Whose servant/son is the Lamb/Lion of Judah and many have tried to build on the same foundation, different churches, representing ‘branches’, but in the end, all branches that do not have genuine Spirit and Life, and ‘good fruits’ in them, will be cut off and cast into the fire, along with the devil, his minions and false prophet. Once more, “You do not support the Root but the Root supports you.” The House of David is that Root, the Branch, The Messiah and the son of David and G-d. Yet when the Kingdom was about to be firmly established unto the House of David by Everlasting Decree, many who were of Israel, roots and branches, all said, “What share do we have in David, what part in Jesse’s son? To your tents, Israel! Look after your own house, David!” 1 Kings 12:16.
Just as envy destroyed the Garden of Eden, so the Opposition has sought to destroy G-d’s Kingdom on earth time and time again, usually striking at the same moment; Its’ hoped for inception, only to find the Church built without hands resurrects of no will earthly and no way precisely defined or even knowable outside of Torah and Scripture, and though many of Israel and otherwise have wrested the Scriptures to their own shame and damnation, the Scriptures remain the Word of G-d, the Decree unalterable, the End known from the Beginning, the escape non-existent and Way of Entry few have found, fewer still entered, many having confused and cut themselves and others off from Father and Son to their eternal condemnation.
“The last woe is a terrible one. Some who had been entrusted with the key to G-d’s Kingdom had failed in their trusteeship. Instead of using the key wisely and letting G-d’s people come into the kingdom, they had locked them out and thrown away the key.” E.G. White.
And who is he who shall say to G-d “What doest Thou?” or sin against Him and live to tell of having done so? Many seven times cursed while they live speak against Him but they continue only because G-d is Just and Loves all.
Life granted any soul is an unspeakable, unknowable mystery of Wisdom which G-d alone possesses. He gives and He takes away, He wounds and He heals, He kills and He makes alive, and there is nothing hid from Him nor any who may contend with Him and prevail. He is truly marvelous and wonderful – an inexhaustive fountain of every good gift and joy known and unknown to mankind, blessed are they, yea most blessed, who may some day know of the unknown, yet to be revealed in Us and most blessed forever be His Holy Name and His Faithful Remnant People forevermore!
Cursed and blotted out be the names of all they who have blasphemed His Holy Spirit and cursed be all idols, enemies, false gods, devils and causes of sin for all eternity and let us say, ‘Amen.’
“If ye were Abraham’s children, ye would do the works of Abraham.” John 8:39
“Their worship is a farce, for they teach man-made ideas as commands from G-d. They worship Me in vain, teaching as doctrines the commands of men.” Matthew 15:9
“It is not reason that we should leave the Word of G-d, and serve tables.”Acts 6:2
Jesus did not want to be known for his own or even the L-RD’s sake, though he certainly wanted the L-RD to be known; the L-RD wants You to be known for the L-RD’s sake.
Psalm 74:2 Remember Thy congregation, which thou hast purchased of old; the rod of Thine inheritance, which Thou hast redeemed; this mount Zion, wherein thou hast dwelt.
And it shall turn to you for a testimony (Luke 21:13a).
Leviticus 19:7-8 And if it be eaten at all on the third day, it is abominable; it shall not be accepted. Therefore, every one that eateth it shall bear his iniquity because he hath profaned the hallowed thing of Ad’ni: and that soul shall be cut off from among his people.
Psalm 19:13 Keep back thy servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me: then shall I be upright, and I shall be innocent from the great transgression.
There is a House…
That’s really mean
They call The Rising Nun
Well, She’s been the ruin
Of many a poor child’s soul
Before its life’s begun
She calls herself Superior
The Mother of them all
With all her traits inferior
She’ll damn souls One and all
Oh mothers, spare you children
Of her evil, abominable art
Her old wive’s tales, she spins them
Of seven demons within her heart
Her words soft and kind may seem
And smoother than oil her speech
Her birds oft find way and seam
Threads another vain toil to keep
To Keep Kingdom out of reach
Before she gets her goings straight
Though her idolatry may convince
All she’ll invoke is bitter hate
For rivalry prey con winch
Entreating a father, son and Mary contrary
Well, idols are idols and cannot see
When entreating a father of lies scary
Trials and trials have no end in the land of Popery
Yea, at the demand of Popery
Now according to the Law of Liberty
We all should freely Be
To worship the L-RD in Spirit and Truth
Sonship in Order legit and of the Jew
To Amen and Alley-loo-(Yah) [the Yah is silent]
So I’ll be no son of an angry nun
In practice, call, and quit in hateful knavery
No, I’ll be the son of the Only One
In fact and deed, all faithful, brave and free
Spirit never did intend G-d’s Only Son
Contract in greed, debts, and crate-full waves of Tea
Thou shalt not bow down to anyone
Nor masters of slaves for he or fee
Now halt wot cow turn round from many to One
Your Master oft prays thee
Your Master oft prays thee
G-d’s children ye, sons and daughters
Put on His Armor Whole
He’s bidden ye run from slaughters
But don his Honor, ride his foal
Reach Your Soul’s Only Goal
Reach Your Soul’s Only Goal
Our Faith Thee and Mystery of Divine Nativity
Just Believe, Receive and Be.
2 Chronicles 8:3 And Solomon went to Hamathzobah, and prevailed against it.
Are we to understand that Solomon himself fought in this battle, or rather that Jewish forces took Hamathzobah and attributed the victory to their King?
Solomon was said to be a man of peace, thus named Jedidiah.
2 Samuel 12:25 And he sent by the hand of Nathan the prophet; and he called his name Jedidiah, because of the L-RD.
It seems that it is easier to govern people when there is constant war than when there is peace? War on the sinful creates worldly kingdoms? Appetites decide? Are men just ‘whore-sin’ around the Tableland without any justification from the L-RD?
Catholics seem to fulfill David’s inspired word,
“Let their table become a snare unto them.”
Many Catholics may indeed have love to Christ for who he is (at least to them) but as long as they wrest Scripture and deny the Christ and Torah he fulfilled and thereby renewed the Everlasting Covenant with Israel, their love seems in vain and will turn into hatred as sure as anyone who strays from Torah meets strong wrath.
Again, Lowliness = Kingdom; Superiority = Hell waxing Legit.
Judaism spawns Unity between peoples of various backgrounds, colors, races, creeds, etc., because it doesn’t demand anything from anyone. Unless you come to G-d of your own free will, as a free will offering, simply as you are, as He made you to be,. He cannot accept you if His Word be True, and It is.
Jews don’t worship Jesus/Y’shua, or Mosiach mainly because it would be idolatry, but all of their worship and religion comes straight from him or through him from HaShem.
No one who worships Jesus is or would in any context be a friend to Jesus or recognize him in an appropriate manner. In the Way of Judaism, man recognizes others as G-d’s handiwork and love one another as they would love G-d if they could know Him. “But we have the mind of Christ.”
Catholicism, as many other religions is presumptuous and sinful but any soul walking in the Way is a blessing to One and all, and as a matter of conscious, intentional worship from One’s heart lived from the moment One awakes in the morning to when One retires in the evening to his bed at night and commits his spirit and soul’s well-being to the safe keepsake of HaShem, may be instructional though the seeker call no one to acknowledge him or even the Way in which he walks, nevertheless continues therein (James 1), and those who walk therein know one another and G-d is known and seen in them, and otherwise is pretty blatant, hypocritical, and hateful. A hatful of hate and a bagful of tricks is the Catholic religion in particular, they live to see Jesus portrayed upon the cross continuously, daily putting he and G-d to an open shame, in ignorance or not, teaching precepts and statutes of purely human reasoning and devilish cleverness that is insulting in many ways and finds its way into any venue because the devil may do anything he wishes in his kingdom, which is often supported by a police state, though the shields of the world belong to G-d ultimately or should, men are forgetful creatures. The devil does as he pleases where he may and accepts no rebuke or question of his authority. To call flagrant error and presumption in blasphemy religion as if he were the Most High is his business.
Its result is often like a deadpan comedy routine but lacks living humors, anticipation, lure, joke and punchline that isn’t pure wickedness. The entire routine is just an insult that devils may find hilarious. Yet, laymen don’t understand this – devils never laugh; which is the only reason their act may be convincing, otherwise the entire religion is so full of blasphemy and ridicule, especially of Jesus himself, it is not hard to figure how it became the most successful religion in the Gentile world.
“The classic compendiums of Jewish humor contain the story of an elderly Jewish man who sees an ad for a $20 cruise to Miami Beach.
The minute he boards the ship, he is strapped to a chair along with one hundred other saps and handed a pair of oars. All of a sudden a giant of a man, whip in hand, enters the galley. He begins screaming at them to begin rowing. He walks up and down the aisle and the moment anyone stops rowing and cracks his whip across their back!
After two weeks, they finally reach Miami Beach. The old man has lost fifteen pounds and is about to collapse. But now the journey is over and the vicious taskmaster says they can go.
Paul, Peter, James, et al. like to gamble; play the odds on favorite, and pay the price one way or another when they loose. When and if they win, it may pay off grandly, yet still they will bicker over crowns and rewards, boasting rights, etc. From happy beginnings, tragic ends have a lasting effect on kingdoms worldly. Thank HaShem His Kingdom is not of this world! And as Paul reckons…
Philippians 1:15-21 Some indeed preach Christ even of envy and strife; and some also of good will: The one preach Christ of contention, not sincerely, supposing to add affliction to my bonds: But the other of love, knowing that I am set for the defense of the gospel. What then? notwithstanding, every way, whether in pretense, or in truth, Christ is preached; and I therein do rejoice, yea, and will rejoice. For I know that this shall turn to my salvation through your prayer, and the supply of the Spirit of Jesus Christ, According to my earnest expectation and my hope, that in nothing I shall be ashamed, but that with all boldness, as always, so now also Christ shall be magnified in my body, whether it be by life, or by death. For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.
Matthew 6:3-4 But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth: That thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father which seeth in secret himself shall reward thee openly.
Matthew 23:9 And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven.
Matthew 15:24 I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
There may be any multitude of verses in Scripture which condemn the Catholic Church outright and finally and not a single verse which acknowledges it as worthy.
But of the Israel of G-d, He saith:
Isaiah 65:22 They shall not build, and another inhabit; they shall not plant, and another eat: for as the days of a tree are the days of my people, and mine elect shall long enjoy the work of their hands.
Yochanan 11:52 And not on behalf of Am Yisroel only but also the yeladim (children) of Hashem (G-d), the ones having been scattered, that he may gather into echad (One). [YESHAYAH 49:6]
To the Overcomer, A Psalm of David.
The king shall joy in thy strength, O L-RD; and in thy saving health how greatly shall he rejoice! Thou hast given him his heart’s desire and hast not withheld the request of his lips. Selah. For thou givest him beforehand the blessings of goodness; thou settest a crown of pure gold on his head. He asked life of thee, and thou didst give him length of days for ever and ever. His glory is great in thy saving health; honour and beauty hast thou laid upon him. For thou hast made him most blessed for ever; thou hast made him exceeding glad with thy countenance. For the king trusts in the L-RD, and through the mercy of the Most High he shall not be moved. Thine hand shall find out all thine enemies; thy right hand shall find out those that hate thee. Thou shalt make them as a fiery oven in the time of thine anger; the L-RD shall swallow them up in his wrath, and the fire shall devour them. Their fruit shalt thou destroy from the earth and their seed from among the children of men. For they intended evil against thee; they imagined a wicked device, but they did not prevail. Therefore, shalt thou separate them; thou shalt make ready thine arrows upon thy strings against the face of them. Be thou exalted, O L-RD, in thine own strength: so will we sing and praise thy valour.