New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said that “extreme conservatives" who oppose abortion, decry homosexuality, and support gun rights have no place in his state.
The Washington Times quoted Gov. Cuomo as saying, “Their problem is not me and the Democrats; their problem is themselves. Who are they? Are they these extreme conservatives who are right-to-life, pro-assault-weapon, anti-gay? Is that who they are? Because if that’s who they are and they’re the extreme conservatives, they have no place in the state of New York, because that’s not who New Yorkers are.”
The push to undo what God did at Babel is about to gain a lot more momentum. The World Economic Forum has announced that it is rolling out what it calls The Great Reset initiative to "improve the state of the world." They intend to provide the platform from which global leaders can cooperate to eradicate and replace current systems—and not just economic systems. They want to swiftly and efficiently "revamp all aspects of our societies."
At the Great Reset launch event, WEF founder and chairman Klaus Schwab called for "a comprehensive approach" to shaping the future by changing mindsets, lifestyles, and business models. Translation: he wants to unite the world under an anti-biblical ideology married to a matrix of information technologies which will grant elites total control, and then convince you and me that it's actually good for us.
Is the Kingdom of God a coming attraction or a present reality? Have citizens of the kingdom experienced a second birth already, or will that birth occur at the Resurrection? Believe it or not, some disciples of Yeshua don't have the right answers to these fundamental questions.
I've become concerned by the rising influence of a handful of teachers who frequently and adamantly proclaim that confessing, baptized believers are neither born again, nor living the kingdom life. These teachers must be studying out of a different kind of Bible than me, because I find plenty of verses to contradict their doctrine.
Some Christians have no idea that the Fall holy days given by YHVH are prophetic rehearsals of events surrounding the Second Advent of Christ. Others do understand that, but have been taught that the Day of Trumpets prefigures the Rapture, and the Day of Atonement prefigures Judgment Day. I would like the opportunity to address this unfortunate state of affairs. It seems to me that the popular notions are misunderstandings that arose from a lack of attention to the subtleties of the Hebrew scriptures and ancient culture.
I'll warn you now that this is a long article. I think it's worth setting aside twenty or thirty minutes to gain a better grasp on the meanings of God's extra-special days, but that's my own opinion. If nothing else, don’t miss the last section of the article, titled The Meaning of Yom Kippur. I hope the information blesses you.
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As more Christians transition into what I like to call Hebrew Christianity—walking in the ways that Christ himself did—I find myself frequently addressing the topic of time-keeping, and for good reason. We need to know how to read God's stellar clock accurately in order to properly observe Yahweh's set-apart days. All of these special events fall on particular days within particular months each year. If we don't know when the months begin, or when the year begins, how can we hope to pinpoint the mo'ediym ("set-apart days")?
This blog post will teach you how to determine the start of the year as YHVH defines it (not Julius or Gregory). Being a good Elohiym (God), YHVH has given us not just one indicator, but three. And why not? It was Elohiym himself who proclaimed that "every matter must be established by the testimony of two or three witnesses" (Matt. 18:16).
You're probably familiar with the Serenity Prayer. I had to pray it several times last week as I dealt with bickering believers and infuriating news. It goes like this:
"God, give me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change..."
I have to accept that I'm not in control. As much as I wish I could, I cannot put an end to evil and foolishness.
I (alone) cannot prevent new legislation that allows doctors to perform late-term abortions on the chance that a baby might endanger the mother's "mental health."
I (alone) cannot prevent the staggering increase in human trafficking and pornographic material, and the resulting psychological toll that it takes on both victims and participants.
I (alone) cannot prevent the growing divide between haves and have-nots due to crony capitalism, nor can I prevent progressives from trying to turn my nation into another failed experiment in socialism.
I have to recognize these and many other unsavory things as unavoidable realities, battlefields within the spiritual war raging around us. I certainly don't have to like it, but I have come to terms with it, and concede that the world isn't mine to direct (and it never will be). At the moment, most of this world belongs to God's adversaries (Matt. 4:8-9). The day is coming when Elohiym will take back control and set things right, but that time is not yet.
One of the things that has been difficult for me to accept is division within the Assembly of Messiah. The Adversary is doing a spectacular job of driving wedges between members of the Ekklesia, getting people to prioritize non-essential doctrines over relationships. This is nothing new, but boy have I seen a lot of it in my online communities as of late.
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