The world we live in today often demands that we schedule our work lives months in advance. That's a headache for those of us who try to obey YHVH Elohiym by resting from work on his annual holy days (Hebrew: mo'ediym). There are three high Sabbaths during the spring each year, and they occur at very specific intervals starting from the biblical new year (Abib/Nisan 1). The problem is that we can't know for certain when the biblical year will begin until it the moment that it does. Nevertheless, a list of the most likely high Sabbath dates is indispensable so long as we live in spiritual Egypt. The reality is that many of us are beholden to employers who require advanced notice of time off.
The following list of dates is only an estimate, due to the fact that Elohiym's calendar is based on the observation of agricultural and lunar conditions. If the barley has not become abib by the time the sliver of the new moon is spotted on or about March 18, then each of the estimated dates must be pushed back until the next sliver is sighted.
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The best-known occult writer and philosopher of the twentieth century, Manly P. Hall, titled one of his books The Phoenix. The fact that he would name it so suggests something about the importance of that mythical creature. The subtitle of Hall's book is An Illustrated Review of Occultism and Philosophy, which tells me that Hall viewed the phoenix as an appropriate symbol to represent the entirety of occult ideologies. That being the case, we ought to discover the full meaning of the symbol. The better we understand the iconography of the enemy, the more effectively we will be able to speak against it.
Not much of what you will find in this series is original. Several other authors and bloggers have already written about the mysteries of the phoenix. No single writer, however, has covered all the bases. My goal is to bring together scattered ideas into a small collection of posts which will guide the seeker methodically through a broad study of phoenix symbolism.
They said that Martin Luther was crazy for questioning the mighty Roman Catholic Church. They said that Rosa Parks was crazy for refusing to comply with a racist culture. They said that Louis Pasteur was crazy for teaching that diseases are spread by germs. But it was the critics who turned out to be the crazy ones.
It was the masses, holding on as they were to an erroneous status quo, who eventually had to eat crow. No one remembers them, but we do remember the names of those who pushed for change. I may not be a hero of the caliber of Luther or Parks or Pasteur, but I do see a need for change. That's why I'm going to be teaching classes about the lost and suppressed scriptures that most Christians have never been given the chance to explore. We've been kept in the dark by past generations who thought they knew what was best for us. Maybe they meant well, but the question is, were they right to reject scrolls like 1 Enoch, 2 Baruch and 4 Ezra?
"God is light, and in him there is no darkness whatsoever," said the apostle John. Why, then, do Christians participate annually in a day that celebrates darkness? The Scripture tells us not to imitate what is evil, so it's time to repent if you or your family have been acting like Halloween is harmless. Instead of glorifying fear, unclean spirits, and arcane arts tonight, politely protest the "holiday" by posting a copy of the anti-Halloween sign that I created.
Sure, you could just turn off your lights and pretend to not be home, but isn't it better to take advantage of the opportunity to be a witness? You may have an audience tonight that you would never have access to otherwise. Be a light on a hill.
I ran face-first into deep discouragement a few weeks ago. A lot of things precipitated this crash, but the last straw was when a friend emailed me a link to a video by a YouTube user I'd never heard of. This YouTube personality, who is a Christian, has well over 100,000 subscribers, yet the things which he teaches are absurd. He's so far off base that he's not even in the ballpark. The production quality of his videos is decent, but not stellar, and not significantly beyond the quality of my old YouTube episodes. My current number of subscribers on YouTube: about 700. My combined monthly blog readers and podcast listeners: under 10,000.
Suddenly I couldn't do anything but lie on the floor and question all of my capabilities. I felt hopeless, pitiful, and quite frankly, angry. This went on for about an hour. But then the spirit of Adonai spoke to my spirit, and what he said disrupted my pity-party.
Alexander Lawrence is a husband, father, artist, and lay scholar walking after Y'shua ha-Mashiach (Jesus the Messiah). His mission is to equip the Elect for the climax of history.
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