What is the basis of your moral standard?

If you ever find yourself thinking, ‘I have higher moral standards than Abraham and David’, then you have entered dangerous territory.

~ a friend

Everyone has a moral standard. Most of those standards are founded on nothing more than personal opinion or preferences. Even Messianic, Hebrew roots, and Christian morality is often based in something other than the Torah, God’s standard of righteousness.

But, will your standard be deemed ‘self righteous’ by the One who gave the Torah and established the only standard by which we will be judged?

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How many can relate?

The Bible is filled with challenging and paradigm shifting verses and topics… How do you respond?

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UPDATE: Re: The ‘One Bride’ Myth

Several days ago, I published an article titled ‘The One Bride (of Messiah) Myth.’ While it has had a number of hits, there has been surprising little push back, and all in private. Either, readers have decided that I’m finally completely off my rocker, or the information is worth weighing seriously while understanding what Scripture actually says on the matter v. ancient doctrines that cut part of the Israelite family out of the picture. My prayer is that it is the latter.

Anyway, the only really valid question that I received was regarding Revelation 21:9-12,

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Democracy v. Tribalism (Greco-Romanism v. kol Israel)

Restored kol Israel will most definitely not be a democratic governmental structure, nor will it be a republic or communist governed society. Further, it will not be a monarchy as any of us currently understand it. In fact, none of currently living humanity has ever lived under a structure that we will experience in restored Israel, however very few have ever considered this fact. The following truths also explain why so many organizations that seek to restore the family have failed.

All man-made government system, such as those previously mentioned, are ‘top-down’ models. They all impose order from a higher order that may or may not claim Divine authority, however none employ the God ordained authority structure evident in the Torah and Scripture as a whole.

The Torah is a revelation of God’s character, His Divine authority, His righteousness, and His plan for personal and national function. it is instructive to note that nowhere is there a national governing body or structure. We errantly assume that some sort of structure must exist and only interpret the Torah as a moral code. Yet, it is actually a national constitution for kol Israel.

Because we have all been inculcated with various forms of ‘top-down’ government, we find it difficult to see that Israel was never meant to have an over arching government that could/would violate the rights and authority of the patriarch of the home for the ‘good of the nation.’ Solomon was a great example of HUGE abuses of power as the expense of the average man.

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The ‘One Bride (of Messiah)’ Myth

Christendom (including most Hebrew roots/Torahkeepers, etc) and Judaism (including most Messianic Jews) share in a ‘one bride’ doctrine that is not supported by Scripture, though most have blindly accepted it. While each has a slight variation on how it is perceived and understood, the result is the same for both groups: rejection of the other and some type of replacement theology. This is both a challenging and complex topic, so we need to unpack some things from each side.

I was reared in the Christian church and am seminary trained. Further, I pastored a church for ten years, the last two of which I began to really seek the Father for deeper truth and understanding in some areas where I found holes in accepted doctrines. Long story short, I came to a place of accepting and walking in the everlasting Torah of Moses, while retaining my belief in Yeshua/Jesus the Messiah/Memra. More details about me here.

During those years and until about five years ago, I believed as everyone I knew: God/Yeshua has one bride. End of story.

Then, I began to see conflicting Scripture that began a journey of greater understanding and deeper truths, a journey that is absolutely critical to the restoration of kol Israel!! Different facets of this journey will be shared in the near future, but the major elements that are critical to understanding Scripture and the purpose and process of restoration include Biblical marriage, patriarchy, and two-house theology.

To be clear, each of those topics individually send many people into apoplectic seizures, however the combination exposes the adversary’s worst nightmare. But, I digress.

In future articles, I will try to frame the details of the convergence of these topics and why they are so very critical to the restoration of kol Israel, but for this article, I want to deal with the ‘one-bride’ myth.

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Human 2.0? Must watch video…

A very well assembled and sobering explanation of what may be about to happen with vaxines. Sukkot may be a real dry run for self preservation…

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EXCELLENT video!! Chris Gunther and Nehemiah Gordon

Camp Ephraim is mentioned in my previous post as one organization making the feasts very inexpensive for those who want to ‘go up’ in obedience to the commandments. We (AniYosef.com) are connected with Camp Ephraim and are excited to see this video released today, even though it was filmed two years ago!!

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Sukkot in the exile…

16 “Three times in a year all your males shall appear before the Lord your God in the place which He chooses, at the Feast of Unleavened Bread and at the Feast of Weeks and at the Feast of Booths, and they shall not appear before the Lord empty-handed. 17 Every man shall give as he is able, according to the blessing of the Lord your God which He has given you.

Deuteronomy 16:16-17

The last several years, my wife and I have been blessed to be able to be in Jerusalem for Sukkot and Passover. This year has been one of disappointments and lessons. Flight cancellations in the Spring and closed borders for the Fall feasts leave us barred from celebrating in Jerusalem for the first time in several years. My heart hurts so badly.

Before we began making the trek with frequency, I did not understand the ravings of those who made the pilgrimage at least once per year. Now, I share in their loss. There is a reason God commands at least the males to come up to Jerusalem at the feasts!

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Torah Portion Series: Ha’azinu (Deuteronomy 32:1-52)

This week is the next to last portion in our series before rolling the scroll back and starting all over! Free downloadable discussion notes regarding headship, patriarchy, family and national structure are available on our Torah Portion Series page.

And, for those who want the entire series in a single volume: Authority, Headship, and Family Structure.

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that BROWN Messiah…

God loves white and hates black. But, it doesn’t have anything to do with skin color.

But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look at his appearance or at the height of his stature, because I have rejected him; for God sees not as man sees, for man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.

1 Samuel 16:7

It has everything to do with the heart! Righteousness v unrighteousness.

Regarding skin color, God does have an opinion: He LOVES variety! All shades and tones from lily white to black as midnight. He has no preference, as long as they are walking in righteousness.

Think about it.

Everything He created comes in variety: flowers, beetles, rocks, deer, mountains, brooks, fish, etc…

Then, there is Israel. God started the nation with four genetically diverse mothers (Leah, Rachel, Bilhah, Zilpah) then added a mixed multitude as they departed Egypt. As if that was enough diversity, He promised to sow the house of Israel into the ends of the earth, then regather them without losing a single grain! This is why,

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The BLM Connection to Witchcraft

Here is a ‘must see’ video on YouTube and Brighteon. BLM, according to their own testimony, conjure ancestral spirits for their events.

I have long suspected a spiritual element and the degree of anger and chaos perpetrated at their events point to underlying spiritual dark forces at play, however this video details what exactly is going on! This needs to be shared far and wide!!

Also available on https://www.brighteon.com/embed/4bff068c-386e-49f1-87b2-c075712c900d

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Torah Portion Series: Nitzavim/Vayelech (Deu. 29:10-31:30)

A double portion this week with final instructions to kol Israel! These last several portions teach us about the nations as the clans and tribes are functioning together.

And, the whole study is now polished and bound into a book with more than 100 extra pages of material. Kindle and paperback versions of this 437 page study are available for less than the cost of downloading and printing these studies!!

Go to: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08HTJ775W

May Yah bless you!!

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Coming VERY soon!!

Israel cannot be restored unless God’s Creation Order is restored and implemented. This is a bold statement, however the Torah only functions properly when exercised within the God given authority structure.

Divided into a Torah Cycle study, this book focuses on what God has to say regarding authority, headship, and family structure. Further, it makes many connections with the rest of Scripture and the whole picture of God’s Word. More that 430 pages with an abundance of appendices and extra material to chew on, sure to start some excellent discussion!

Details will follow!

For kol Israel and the glory of the Messiah!

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Torah Portion Series: Ki Tavo (Deuteronomy 26:1-29:9)

Would God really enact curses? Indeed, He is quite serious about His commands, including those concerning authority, headship, and family structure. This week’s study is fairly short, but much to ponder in our response to His grave warning.

Free downloadable commentary at Torah Portion Series page.

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Torah Portion Series: Ki Tetze (Deuteronomy 21:10-25:19)

God LOVES women and cares for them in so many ways through His Torah. This portion is loaded with instructions that protect women, particularly when they are most vulnerable. God’s solution in a number of cases is surprising and runs counter to accepted western and denominational thinking…

Come along on this portion and explore the challenges from war brides and divorce, to levirate marriage and the Apostle Paul!! Our free portion is available on the Torah Portion Series page.

Shabbat shalom!!

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