Your Sunday’s Bread: The Winebibber, Today’s Wino

hebrew wino“The Son of man came eating and drinking, and they say, Behold a man gluttonous, and a wine bibber, a friend of publicans and sinners. But wisdom is justified of her children.” (Mathew 11:19).

Some of these holier than thou people have turned their backs on those of us who need help, choosing to chase money and profaned doctrine. Literally, some of us who say we are saved have become so arrogant and prideful that we have become “Stuck up” and considered our service to be merely, Sunday morning worship. Wrong thought! It is not the case that Yahshuah separated himself from those who needed him most, and we must know saints that the ones who need him most are not at church but outside. He congregated with those without and was accused of being a winebibber.

What is that? In today’s terms a winebibber is literally a “Wino.”

Yes, Yahshuah liked to drink the drink. However, we also see that he did that without falling into sin. Meaning, he knew when enough is enough. We cannot begin to think this way without rebirth.

The word of Yahweh says this: “And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit…” (Ephesians 5:18).

So we see that we are not to condemn those who have “addiction” issues. Yahshuah sat among them and then left his spirit to comfort those who have these ills about them.

“For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.” (Hebrews 4:15).

Are we guilty of condemning those who suffer? Repent now and be restored to right thinking. Have we turned our back on the one who suffers most? Pray now and judge not lest ye be judged. In all things forgive so that you can be forgiven.

Yah is here to set the captive free. Trust him.

Stay in his presence…

Your Sunday Bread: Yahweh or the Devil?

God or the devil“Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you. Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savor, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men. Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.” (Matthew 5:11-15).

These days, it will take a lot more to convince me of someone’s character than them saying “I’m a Christian,” because that ain’t saying nothing if all I see is or hear are lies and conniving schemes against the brethren. I mean it, I have had enough of people saying “God says this and that” but still are doing whatever they want, have tossed out the commandments and do everything opposite of what Yahweh says not to do.

Don’t tell me Ladies and Gentlemen that someone sings in the choir, preaches and teaches, a deacon, and yet can’t keep his hands and eyes off those who aren’t theirs. Please don’t tell me that because it is a lie from the pits of hell.

Don’t come to me saying the Lord says this for me, and you are talking about me behind my back. Can Yahweh speak, would Yahweh speak to someone who cannot honour his Sabbath and keep it holy? I don’t think it is Yahweh, but “Your father the devil.”

I am gonna set my face like flint…this is for those stiff necked to whom the truth comes….those who when I bring the word want to snarl, nash their teeth. That means that you can talk, but I am called to bring truth….run and hide or take heed.

For your hearing

Ezekiel 2

 

 

Forms of Law and their implications

Dark blue: Common law jurisdictions. Light blu...

Dark blue: Common law jurisdictions. Light blue: Jurisdictions with mixed systems using elements of common law (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Pember and Calvert (2013) discuss “Common Law” and define it to be as old as America dating back to the Anglo-Saxon era and is adopted or fashioned after British Law, and became common law to distinguish it from ecclesiastical law found in the church. Hence, the law was used to settle matter of the people according to their customs. Common law is inductive which says that court decisions and rules are established by what has happened before. Also, in this particular setting are found a judge and jury.  (p.2, 3. Para. 1, 3).

Similarly, American courts today are supported by this same common law and its standard where “Precedents” from prior cases are used to establish credibility in certain court cases.  For example, the infamous “Roe v Wade” case is used in many cases where women might be denied rights concerning their bodies in abortion issues to establish a precedent. The role of establishing a precedent does not stop there it infiltrates many other venues of law and those who find themselves at the mercy of the court. Murder is a huge issue where bout establishing precedent would be used. (i.e. Mass Murder, Rape, etc.). For the journalist who would write a story concerning either of the crimes mentioned, the notion that there has been a previous case to draw from can help them refresh their public’s  memory of a particular high profile case. For a reporter, storytelling is key and in turn keeps the public morale up; also sells papers if people are being kept abreast of these occurrences.

In “Equity Law” litigants are awarded damages and can apply for restraining orders. At first glance of this law I am reminded of Judge Joe Brown where people sue for damages and have the burden of proof; however, I would rather go with a civil suit like domestic violence where there could be damages accrued, pay for those awarded, and/or a restraining order granted to the victim. Although, many domestic violence cases are handle by a District Attorney; monetary awards can be sought in a civil type setting.

Pember & Calvert (2013) states, “The rules, and procedures under equity are far more flexible than those under common law. Equity begins where common law leaves off. Equity suits are never tried before a jury, and ruling come in the form of judicial decrees, not in judgments of yes or no.” Hence, the judge decides the outcome and makes the ruling on these types of cases.

As stated before, in this particular case there might be some sort of altercation where a boyfriend damages property by hitting a woman’s car with a bat and shatters the windshield. Also, he could have punched her and she needed to be seen by a dentist or see a physician for a bruising which has resulted in medical and dental bills. In most of this type cases the judge sets the standard of protection in the restraining order. All this I see as Equity Law. I think that it is up to the journalist to make these type of stories subject specific because the of the prevalence of these type issue; especially among stars who are seen publicly. Notably, the journalists’ job should also be to seek out ways to inform the public of how the case is handled instead of making the occurrence seem glamorous; if a black eye can be seen glamorous.

 

Finally, “Constitutional Law” where again, “Roe v Wade” case is used in many cases where women might be denied rights concerning their bodies. These rights recognized as “Inalienable Rights” in which the 1st Amendment to the United States Constitution says all men are entitled to the right of “Life, liberty and pursuit of happiness”. I argued this point in the gay marriage issue a while ago and was met with a barrage of insults and comments because of the biblical aspect; however, I continue to support gay rights or any other civil rights issue because for the government “belief in God” has nothing to do with “life, liberty and pursuit of happiness” no matter how morally wrong it might seem to someone else.

The text gives a description of the law saying, “Constitutions tend to be short, and, at the federal level and in most states, infrequently, amended.” (Pembert and Calvert, 2013, p.11. Para.2)

 

I believe journalists sometimes have to become teachers through all these; generally, reporting fact and truth that makes sense.

Your SundayBread: The Curses of True Israel

the sword of the Hebrews

The Great Revelation of who the blacks in America really are and notation of how the land of Israel was taken from them because of idol worship which still prevails in the Christian teachings of the day.

Deuteronomy 28, denotes the curses which are the result of disobedience to the Laws found in the Book of Moses (Torah).

Yahweh is calling us back. Come from among them, that is the world of idol worship.

Watch: THE ISRAELITES ARE BLACK: THE CURSES

Your Sunday Bread: The House of Israel

Three people in chains, probably somewhere in ...

Three people in chains, probably somewhere in East-Africa. The total number of slaves in early twentieth-century Ethiopia is estimated at between 2 and 4 million in a total population of about 11 million. “#v=onepage&q=&f=false Women and Slavery: Africa, the Indian Ocean world, and the medieval north Atlantic”. Gwyn Campbell, Suzanne Miers, Joseph Calder Miller (2007). Ohio University Press. p.219. ISBN 082141724X (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Ladies and Gentlemen, some of us have been running all our lives trying to fit in with the status quo, longing to be like someone else and even taking on their customs not knowing who we are. Here we are trying to live holy and walk a righteous path mimicking people because we have no root, no stability, no justice.

Justice has come.

Yah says it’s time to come out from among them. We are walking toward newness of life, even now the weight has been lifted just knowing that now we have our identity back. To those who listen this is a powerful message to let you know that Yahweh has not forgotten one hair on your heads.

Speaking of heads…I was led to Matthew 26, where Mary came to where Yeshua was having supper and poured the ointment on his head…this is significant because in this instance…she without knowing it was anointing him for his burial.

How many know that without their HEAD people die, and so it is in this instance that she (the one accused of adultery) was THE CHOSEN to do this wonderful work for the Messiah. Praise Yah everybody your blessing has come. (v. 7, 12)

The oil once poured on the HEAD ran down to his BODY( ye are the chosen and his BODY). Moreover, in saying that ye are his body we seek a more definitive answer for body to get clear vision which notes:

“Body:is used of a (large or small) number of men closely united into one society, or family as it were; a social, ethical, mystical body” (Strongs, 2012).

In a greater translation the body can also be considered in comparison as slaves. This is interesting, because in society a slave has always been considered subservient.

English: The Hunted Slaves

English: The Hunted Slaves (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Here we have in the beginning of text a women considered subservient, chosen to anoint the head; that is the Mashyach with oil which flows down to the body who for all purposes are slaves?

Here is a powerful explanation says the Most High. In Revelations 18, we see this, “And cinnamon, and odours, and ointments, and frankincense, and wine, and oil, and fine flour, and wheat, and beasts, and sheep, and horses, and chariots, and slaves, and souls of men.” (v.13).

The text is speaking of those things considered a commodity by those in gentile rule, all this that have made them rich. Slaves are among them…people and souls of men.

You are an expensive commodity but still considered subservient in the eyes of those who sold you…but God, When I look at the definition of slave…it led me to:
“that which casts a shadow as distinguished from the shadow itself” (Strongs, 2012)

That shadow found in Psalm 91, the secret place.

Watch: Let My People Alone

Your Sunday Bread, Lord Help My Unbelief

Awesome word. Yes since we know that God is real and made angels and that He will cast Satan out of the heavenlies, but for now he comes as angel of light to fool and trick us then to turn our lives upside down; it would serve as warning to become more aware of the demons among us.

So yes, amen there are demons and they reek havoc in the lives of believers, so imagine what they are doing to those with unbelief…better ask somebody, because the mental institutions are full of people who are under the attack of the enemy and we call them insane because we don’t believe; it’s not normal behavior to run from something or someone not there. But we know that these are spirits and it makes sense that we don’t see them; we can’t see the devil he is spirit. However, we do see him at work in other people.

So are the people who are able to see them really insane or running scared?

Concerning demonic thoughts, hearing voices,

Mark 9:14-29

‘And when they came to the [nine] disciples, they saw a great crowd around them and scribes questioning and disputing with them. And immediately all the crowd, when they saw Jesus [returning from the holy mount, His face and person yet glistening], they were greatly amazed and ran up to Him [and] greeted Him. And He asked them, About what are you questioning and discussing with them?

And one of the throng replied to Him, Teacher, I brought my son to You, for he has a dumb spirit.

And wherever it lays hold of him [so as to make him its own], it dashes him down and convulses him, and he foams [at the mouth] and grinds his teeth, and he [falls into a motionless stupor and] is wasting away. And I asked Your disciples to drive it out, and they were not able [to do it].

And He answered them, O unbelieving generation [without any faith]! How long shall I [have to do] with you? How long am I to bear with you? Bring him to Me.

So they brought [the boy] to Him, and when the spirit saw Him, at once it completely convulsed the boy, and he fell to the ground and kept rolling about, foaming [at the mouth].

And [Jesus] asked his father, How long has he had this? And he answered, From the time he was a little boy.

And it has often thrown him both into fire and into water, intending to kill him. But if You can do anything, do have pity on us and help us.

And Jesus said, [You say to Me], If You can do anything? [Why,] all things can be (are possible) to him who believes!

At once the father of the boy gave [an eager, piercing, inarticulate] cry with tears, and he said, Lord, I believe! [Constantly] help my weakness of faith!

But when Jesus noticed that a crowd [of people] came running together, He rebuked the unclean spirit, saying to it, You dumb and deaf spirit, I charge you to come out of him and never go into him again.

And after giving a [hoarse, clamoring, fear-stricken] shriek of anguish and convulsing him terribly, it came out; and the boy lay [pale and motionless] like a corpse, so that many of them said, He is dead.

But Jesus took [a strong grip of] his hand and began lifting him up, and he stood.

And when He had gone indoors, His disciples asked Him privately, Why could not we drive it out?

And He replied to them, This kind cannot be driven out by anything but prayer and fasting.

When we look at this text we can equate this to all bad behavior, because who said that talking to people who we cannot see there takes precedence over killing someone?

Powerful word, and I ask who can drive the demon out except the glory of our Elohim through fasting and prayer.

Your Sunday Bread, Wisdom Rules

As ye have therefore received Christ, [so] walk ye in him: Rooted and built up in him, and established in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving. Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ. For in him dwelleth all the fullness of the Godhead bodily. And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power:(Colossians 2:14).

We have some great thinkers in the church and out, in science, the arts, which by the way, is called philosophy; theology is a form of it, as is, what Strong’s calls Jewish Christian aesthetics.

Aesthetics is the pretty stuff or for a better view…pleasing to the eye, whatever is good to look at for me or you…and one of the temptations of the enemy. I kept seeing this thing about Philosophy pop up; so I want to say that not all is bad, but not all is good. There has to be balance.

Ironically, there are many great thinkers…some good stuff has come from men.

Let’s talk about John Locke who studied people. In one observation “An Essay concerning Human Understanding, ” he noted, ” that at birth the human mind is a blank slate, or tabula rasa, and empty of ideas. We acquire knowledge, he argued, from the information about the objects in the world that our senses bring to us. We begin with simple ideas and then combine them into more complex ones.” (Locke, 1690). Hence, whatever we hear,see, smell, taste, touch is the beginning of learning, and once learned it’s there for life. However, we can be in touch with the wrong things and life and end where God never intended, right? For example from a young age we are told the stove is hot, however, we can’t understand what hot mean when we hear it; however, when we touch it we learn what hot means. Why? We feel it.

Happens all the time. Conversely, in the text we note what type of aesthetics can get us in trouble. All knowledge isn’t good.

In utilitarianism the premise is that every thing we do must be for the good of everyone. However, we know that not all people think this way. Others, believe that everything we do and say is out of selfish gain…so again we must seek balance.

Here is a definition: An ethical philosophy in which the happiness of the greatest number of people in the society is considered the greatest good. According to this philosophy, an action is morally right if its consequences lead to happiness (absence of pain), and wrong if it ends in unhappiness (pain).

That’s not bad at all, and notably the President sees this way when he makes his decisions, although, not all agree. Also, some of the Amendments to the United States Constitution are derived here as well, it’s Ethics

One more, Logic which is how we make decisions. Hence if I need to make one and only have one option this is what I will do. For example, to solve a problem the only thought I have is to fight…then what will I do, I will fight.

But if I have two thoughts, to fight or fighting gets us arrested.; then my mind will weigh my options…I think well she said I can’t sing, I could fight her but then I will go to jail. I don’t want to go to jail. therefore, I will not fight. See that is good thinking.

I think what the text is saying about angels, and rituals of the Pharisee (oral torah), and all those things that lead to idol worship are key. By the way those little statues of angels you collect…really they’re idols.

Hope that helps. Peace to ya.

 

Your Sunday Bread, Can You Go? Will You Go?

The more clearly Isaiah saw God, the more aware Isaiah became of his own powerlessness and inadequacy to do anything of lasting value without God. But he was willing to be God’s spokesman. When God calls, will you also say, “Send me”?
Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send? And who will go for Us? Then said I, Here am I; send me. (Isaiah 6:8)

(Life Application Bible Study Devotion)

Are you willing, even if the calls is not one of comfort?

We can say yes, however, when the time comes to go there we balk and fight because the assignment God is calling us to is against the grain…the grain meaning what everybody is doing.

How many have cooked a pot roast? I’m using an example of the pot roast because those things are really fun to cook because you get to put all these great seasonings, and it slow cooks…how many know that the juice cook through and though when that thing slow cooks.

Conversely, nobody likes a dried out and brittle roast, and neither do that like it tough. I used to watch my mother cut the meat and notably, she said that there was a way to cut it that didn’t go against the grain of the meat. The roast is made with these little lines that if cut the wrong way makes it crumble but if slice correctly you have neat thin cuts of meat that look great along side the potatoes and carrots that are waiting….hmmm, aren’t you hungry.

Well, I’m a witness that when the meat is cut correctly there is not a problem chewing and swallowing; however, if it’s not it gets stuck in your teeth and takes forever to get it out.

This is the way people are when they are asked to do something that goes against the grain of their thinking…they fall apart, because after there is a call, nothing is going to work after that…absolutely, nothing until you pick that think up and do it.

Seemingly, it’s easier to follow the masses, but it takes much work to keep it together when you have to go against the grain, out of the area of comfort. God has been preparing us for this type of cut…seasoning, slow cooking us to desired gifting. Just right to labor.

God is calling us back, will you go?

For your hearing:

Luke 10

Your Sunday Bread, The Truth About Tithing

There are a couple of things to consider when we speak of “Tithes” First we consider that in the Torah that tithing was a feast called once a year by Yah and the tithe was not about money, because of the fact that people had harvest from their crops. Yah required the tithe for the children of Israel and only at a specific place of his choosing where they gather together; along with, the Levites who had no inheritance. If someone had too much surplus(crop) to carry to the designated place then Yah allowed them to sell the surplus for money. Conversely, the tithe was never about money, and it was a feast where the people gathered together to eat and praise Yah for the harvest. See:Leviticus 27:30-32, Numbers 18:20-32.

Now, the tithe has another view and we have to understand that there was no tithe in the church because the government provided and took care of the churches needs. However, the church and state separated; thus, the church was left without support, so the the introduction of the tithe coming from Malachi 3, used today as a guilt trip and condemnation to get people to give money. See: United States Constitution.

The truth is this, there is no tithe other than what is paid when taxes are deducted on your paycheck or a tithe is paid when you help someone by paying their light bill or buying a bill of groceries, and the confirmation comes from the word of God which says, “
Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.” (2 Corinthians 9:7).

Watch: The Covenants of YHWH

Your Sunday Bread, Woman of God Thank You for your Ministry

That’s how the people think when they are not “real friends,” or worst yet, haven’t had the opportunity to experience “real friendship.” Wanton people use people, however, friends are more than bed partners and friends are more than people we use to get by and hustle as a means to an end.

Some people actually care about other people and “actually” minister to others heart in word and deed.

I have been thinking of how I met Mae Boyd at my brother’s church during a morning bible study on Monday’s when Halie was a baby in a stroller, over 14 years ago, but my life was forever changed by knowing such an awesome woman of God.

I was really a broken person inside, and although at that time I was sober and attempting to learn the word I had not experienced the power of it. Ironically, no one could ever get me to go to bible study on Wednesday nites but when my cousin Linda asked me to come at that time I went. Even my brother was surprised and asked after a while how they got me to go.

It was an adventure and God ordained, because a woman prophesied to me of the greatness inside me that God was yet to release.

Ms. Mae was there and she was really friendly, but back then I was cautious of people and she was still friendly and acted as if she knew me. I had saw her around church but personally, I didn’t like some of those people; so, I didn’t want to get close to her.

But something happened,  I don’t know when it happened but I let her into my heart and let me tell you the earth shook, because she spoon feed me little by little through my addictions. Let me tell you that God sent plenty of messages through her to me, Once she told me that he said if I didn’t quit pretending I was going to jail; well I went. God wasn’t playing.

Praying with me, bible study on the phone every single day for 8 long years. She told me that she didn’t know when I was going to be delivered but she knew that God would do it. So much stuff to sift through and still she didn’t give up. I use to call her crying, screaming, drunk and she still prayed. Wow!

Some people can say that they helped someone but until we can say we stayed we haven’t done nothing.

It got to the point when I finally got a life and was walking and she would tell me “I’m so proud of you, I knew that God would use you!” Wow, such great faith that woman had in God for me.

As time went on I didn’t need her as much, but I still needed her advice and called to talk to her when she was sick. Her body had taken a toll after her stroke but she was so strong still through all that, and she still prayed for me and my family!

So someone says, this is why we might be sad when someone dies, the fact that we didn’t see them or tell them goodbye. No it’s because we have lost someone great…memories of how they helped us stand.

So today, my tears are more of joy in knowing a real saint of the Most High. I am really gonna miss her.

God bless you Mae, RIP! ♥ ♥ ♥