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Was There an 8th Day of Creation?

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For most who read and believe scripture, the account of creation in Genesis is understood to have taken place in six days, the seventh day being that one which was set apart as a day of rest from all that YHWH made.

There are, however, some who do not believe that creation ceased on day six, but proceeded to day eight on which Adam, who is normally thought of as the first man, was created.

Those who have this view do not consider Adam and Eve to have been the first humans on Earth, but rather believe that those who were made on day six were a separate creation of human/ humanoid beings.

Often it is explained in terms of these first ones having been all the various races minus that one which was chosen to bring forth Messiah, who was Adam, created on day eight.

It would not be wise to choose either view simply on how the information impresses one at first thought.

Neither adhering to the more well accepted sixth day creation because of tradition, nor adopting the eight day view because of its novelty are good foundations for a clear answer.

Perhaps many who choose either one, having encountered both, do so on the grounds of one of those two reasons, but all interpretation should be tested thoroughly.

Support for the belief in an eighth day creation for Adam are often the following:

1. There is a clear distinction in the telling of the sixth day “humans” and the later telling of the creation of Adam. (Genesis 1 and Genesis 2)

2. The first people were created “in His image” both male and female, rather than Adam who was created alone (and androgynous) and later had a wife made for him out of his own flesh.

3. The first people were created, while Adam was “formed” out of the ground

4. There is a correlation between the first people created and the “beast of the earth” created on the sixth day.

5. The creation of the “eighth day” is evident in the pattern for all of human history – 7,000 years followed by the “eighth day” of the new creation.

6. The “breath of life” breathed into Adam is synonymous with a soul or spirit which the first created people did not have. The first people had YHWH’s likeness, the second had His spirit.

7. Cain mentioned “everyone” who found him would kill him for his crime against Abel and the only explanation for those others is that there were people created prior to Adam and Eve.

8. Cain found a wife and this wife must have been one of those of the people who had been made before Adam and Eve.

Knowing whether or not these points are a good support for the theory means addressing each one in the context of scripture, demanding that scripture make a probable, not just possible case for it.

The same is true of the conventional understanding. His word is not given in a way that requires us to guess. In the end, all correct interpretations will be those which add up to the simplest and most comprehensible answer according to literal language.

One Act or Two?

In Genesis chapter 1 there is a chronological description of creation, describing each day and what was made on that day. The first day describes the creation of the Earth, light, day and night. On the second day was the creation of the firmament of heaven. On the third day, dry land was made to appear and created plant life. On day four were the luminaries of heaven made, the stars, sun and moon. On day five were made sea creatures and birds. On day six, land animals were made, reptiles, mammals and finally people.

“Then ‘Elohiym said, “Let the earth bring forth the living creature according to its kind. Cattle and creeping things and beasts of the earth according to its kind,” and it was so.

And ‘Elohiym made the beast of the earth according to its kind, cattle according to its kind, and everything that creeps on the earth according to its kind, and ‘Elohiym saw that it was good.

Then ‘Elohiym said, “Let Us make mankind in Our image, according to Our likeness. Let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”

So ‘Elohiym created the man in His image, in the image of ‘Elohiym He created him, male and female He created them.”

– Genesis 1:24-27

The seventh day is then set apart for rest from all these things YHWH made, but after the description of the seventh day comes another telling of the creation of humans.

“And Yahuwah ‘Elohiym formed the man of the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life and the man became a living creature.

Yahuwah ‘Elohiym planted a garden eastward in ‘Eden and there He put the man whom He had formed”.

– Genesis 2:7, 8

Is this a continuation of the account proceeding in chronological order to the eighth day? There are two points which seriously hinder this being probable.

All other days described before this are done in such a precise way as to pointedly mention the beginning and ending of each “the evening and the morning” as in: “So the evening and the morning were Day One.”, also giving each day aclear number.

This is absent for an eighth day. There is no mention of an evening and a morning encompassing a certain day on which this occurred, nor is there any mention of “day eight”.

The second hindrance is an even more difficult one to justify. The proclamation of the end of the sixth day reads like this:

Thus the heavens and the earth and all (kol: whole, all, any every) the host of them were finished (kalah: end, to be finished, ceased). – Genesis 2:1

There is a clear statement that all things had been made at this point and that following this was cessation from the act of creation.

In His Image: Created or Formed?

Is there an indication that the first account describes a simultaneous “creation” of man and woman while the second describes a process of “forming” Adam alone from the clay?

The first account reads as follows:

“So ‘Elohiym created (bara: create) the man (adam) in His image, in the image of ‘Elohiym He created him, male and female He created (bara:create) them.”

– Genesis 1:27

Here there is the word “bara” which is pointed out as differing from the word used in the “forming” of Adam in Genesis 2:

“And Yahuwah ‘Elohiym formed (yatsar: mold, squeeze) the man (adam) of the dust of the ground”

– Genesis 2:7

If there is a point being made here referencing a different mode of creation employed between the first and second humans, it should by all means remain consistent. It is, however, not the case.

In Genesis 4 is the account of the birth of Seth, who is born in replacement of the slain Abel. We must be assured that Seth was the son of Adam and Eve, this being repeated throughout scripture many times, not the son of an earlier creation of humans.

Following this account is the use of the word “bara” (create) in reference to Adam and Eve as well as a reference to their creation “in His image”.

“And ‘Adam knew his wife again and she bare a son and called his name Sheth, “For ‘Elohiym,” she said, “has appointed me another seed instead of ‘Hebel whom Qayin slew.”

And to Sheth, to him also there was born a son and he called his name ‘Enowsh. Then men began to call upon the name of Yahuwah.

This is the book of the generations of man (adam) in the day that ‘Elohiym created mankind.

In the likeness of ‘Elohiym He made him, male and female He created (bara) them and blessed them and called their name ‘Adam in the day when they were created.”

– Genesis 4: 25, 26, Genesis 5:1, 2

Beast of the Earth connected to First Humans?

It is often believed among those who support an 8th day creation that the description of the creation of the “beast of the Earth” in Genesis is synonymous with those first humans created prior to Adam. This is also, many times, connected with the Beast of the Earth mentioned in Revelation.

Scripture gives the account of the creation of the “beast of the Earth” in Genesis like this:

“And ‘Elohiym made the beast (chay: life,living) of the earth according to its kind, cattle (behemah) according to its kind, and everything that creeps (remes:reptile) on the earth according to its kind, and ‘Elohiym saw that it was good. .”

– Genesis 1:25

There is perhaps little to be said of this as any connection to the creation of human or humanlike creatures. The word “chay” preceding a list of animals which were made on the sixth day could only logically be a collective statement before a more detailed list. It is not a word which is specific to any certain sort of living creature.

Where this connection is usually made, it is included within a doctrine that strongly supports the idea of a superior race and lesser peoples who are made fundamentally different by the manner of their creation.

It is often found in Christian identity and British Israelism cults and follows the ages old tradition of an idea which began in the rulership of nephilim over weaker humans.

Turned upside down, this idea is given a Christian face with which to tempt the pride of believers and alienate various ethnic groups from Christianity.

Is the Future New Heaven and Earth created on an “eighth day”?

It is said that one day is equal to a thousand years in the eyes of YHWH and though the precise days of creation are given in terms of 24 hour intervals, the whole of human history might be sensibly mapped out over a week of millennia.

It is completed, therefor, in the same time construct as the act of creation. It is theorized that if Adam was the new creation of the eighth day, his creation coincides with the new heaven and new earth to be created after the thousand year Sabbath of Messiah’s reign.

The difficulty with this idea is that the model we have been given to observe has no day eight. We are shown a seven day cycle, the last day of which is Sabbath and the following day is not day eight, but day one.

The concept of a day eight in the cycle is only applicable within an occult context where there is an emphasis on day eight being the day of the phoenix, the rebirth, the new age.

Sabbath, by it’s very nature, is special because it is the final touch on creation, it is the moment where the labors are enjoyed instead of toiled over, it is the sum reward of all things worked for.

When the millennial reign of Messiah ends, we should not expect and eternal rotation of the same patterns of time we now have. By being a new creation, even time itself will not be measurable by any present concept of it, that also, will be new. There can be no day eight in a new creation as eight proceeds from the prior series of numbers1-7 and is not, by definition, new.

Did Elohim impart His spirit to Adam but not to the first humans?

In Genesis 1:26 it is said that “man” is made in His image:

“Then ‘Elohiym said, “Let Us make mankind in Our image, according to Our likeness. Let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”

– Genesis 1:26

The later account describes the formation of Adam and how he became a living being:

“And Yahuwah ‘Elohiym formed the man of the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life and the man became a living creature.”

– Genesis 2:7

It is believed by many who see these as separate creations that this describes the difference between those first humans and Adam. While the first received the physical likeness of their maker, the second received His Spirit, indicated by the words “breath of life”.

The phrase “breath of life” and “living soul” is understood in this belief to refer to life in a spiritual or eternal sense. The words themselves, though, do not indicate a special or eternal sort of life which was exclusively given to Adam, but rather an animating force which is applicable to all things which live and breathe.

“And Yahuwah ‘Elohiym formed (yatsar: mold, squeeze) the man (adam) of the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath (n’shamah: puff, wind, breath) of life (chay:life,living) and the man (adam) became a living (chay) soul (nephesh: breathing, living creature).

Yahuwah ‘Elohiym planted a garden eastward in ‘Eden and there He put the man (adam) whom He had formed (yatsar).”

– Genesis 2:7,8

Here “chay” is used, just as it is used earlier in Genesis to describe the sort of life which animals have. The word “nephesh”, which is often translated as “soul” cannot be understood in the sense of what people normally think of as a soul. It, also, is used to describe a creature, any creature, who is living and breathing as shown here:

“So ‘Elohiym created great sea creatures and every living thing (nephesh) that moves, with which the waters abounded according to their kind, and every winged bird according to its kind, and ‘Elohiym saw that it was good.”

– Genesis 1:21

Was the “everyone” Cain was afraid of an indication of multitudes of humans made before Adam?

Cain made this well known statement when he was cursed by YHWH to become a vagabond for the murder of his brother:

“And Qayin said to Yahuwah, “My punishment is greater than I can bear!
Surely You have driven me out this day from the face of the ground.

I shall be hidden from Your face. I shall be a fugitive and a vagabond on the earth and it will happen that anyone who finds me will kill me.”

– Genesis 4:13, 14

Anyone or “every one”, as it is given in the KJV, is seen as indicating a great number of people. That indication is not literally present, but thought to implied by the way it is often used in the context of the English language.

The word is translated from “kol” which properly means, any, all or every. It does not indicate a number, either few or many, but simply describes any or every of whatever certain group is in question. It would make as much sense if Adam and Eve were the only two others as much as it would if there were multitudes of others.

Jubilees is a helpful text in considering the theory of the eighth day creation as a whole and it gives a good idea of how many people were on earth as produced through Adam and Eve at the time of this event.

Without including possible grandchildren, there would have been approximately eleven children of Adam and Eve alive at the time conservatively. All of these would perhaps feel justified in seeking due vengeance for their brother’s murder.

“And in the third week in the second jubilee she gave birth to Cain, and in the fourth she gave birth to Abel, and in the fifth she gave birth to her daughter Âwân.

And in the first (year) of the third jubilee, Cain slew Abel because (God) accepted the sacrifice of Abel, and did not accept the offering of Cain”

– Jubilees 4:1, 2

Where did Cain find a wife?

It is often pointed out that Cain could not have gotten a wife anywhere if there had not been “other” humans present who were not of his own parents. There is no reason to assume this, however.

The command against incest had not yet been given, and for a good reason, all who were available for marriage in the beginnings were siblings. Jubilees also offers insight to Cain’s wife:

“And Cain took ’Âwân his sister to be his wife and she bare him Enoch at the close of the fourth jubilee. And in the first year of the first week of the fifth jubilee, houses were built on the earth, and Cain built a city, and called its name after the name of his son Enoch.”

– Jubilees 4:9

The introduction of the theory of two creations of mankind is an important indicator of the motive, reasoning and philosophy behind it.

If it were intended as the interpretation we should receive from His word, its teaching should bear the fruit of that and be identifiable in both ancient Judaism (before Babylon) as well as the early Christian church.

Where it has sprung up, though is not in either of these places, but in the mind of a Jewish man who lived in Alexandria and who was much more a student of Greek pagan philosophy than Judaism.

Philo of Alexandria was known for his writings which attempted to meld together traditional Judaism and Greek philosophy.

It is an attempt which is not unlike the goal the Catholic church worked toward in melding together Christianity and pagan religious systems.

He interpreted nothing in scripture as literally true, but believed in a symbolic and allegoric interpretation which in essence means nothing, as no symbol is meaningful without a clear object or truth which it symbolizes.

If YHWH meant to give us riddles which only a few could understand, why then can we easily recognize the message present in His word that demonstrates how He uses simplicity and lowliness rather than worldly wisdom and high estate?

“Out of the mouth of babes and nursing infants You have ordained strength because of Your enemies that You may silence the enemy and the avenger”.

-Psalm 8:2

Philo sought to”reveal” a cryptic and hidden meaning in the bible which was not there, the same snare which continually draws believers, even today, down a path of speculation which inevitably draws ever nearer a pagan religious system and away from a truth YHWH plainly gave.

One of these cryptic meanings he revealed to his followers was the theory of an eighth day creation, stating that the first men were made in a perishable physical image of their maker but the second were created as creatures with His spirit.

The very theory that makes it’s appearance in the beliefs of many seeking Christians today originated in a man who taught concepts which were derived out of Greek Mystery Religions.

We have a Creator who has given us a perfect representation of truth in a most logical, most common sense way. and I have never known anything written to have made as much sense as His word does when read just as it reads.

It is the persistent Author of Confusion, Satan, who seeks to make what was simple into something complicated, knotted and difficult to follow. There might be no better general rule of reading His word than “if it is not said, it was not meant.”.

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The Sovereignty of YHWH Defying Time and Circumstance

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“I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End,” says the Master, “who is and who was and who is to come, the *Almighty.”

– Revelation 1:8

*Almighty: (Greek) “pantokrator” – all-ruling, universally sovereign, omnipotent

For unbelievers, the sovereignty of our Creator is a major point of contention which separates them from acceptance of Him.

It is difficult for the mind which is focused temporally to make sense of a world of suffering if there be any such Being Who is without limit of power.

It is equally difficult for them to feel justice is done on individuals if all have a foreordained fate.

Though believers are less likely to dispute His sovereignty, some of the same questions exist for them.

Is there predestination for each individual in their salvation or lack of it, and if so, how can our own choices matter?

If it is all a matter of choice, where then, is the sovereignty of YHWH?

Scripture can not be said to support anything falling short of the absolute omnipotence of YHWH.

If any created being had an ability to effectively oppose His will, He would be less than omnipotent, and so, less than Elohim.

I say “effectively” oppose His will because many creatures have opposed Him, but ultimately none of this opposition will be to any effect, the only ultimate desired effect of opposing Him being usurping His complete authority over all creation.

This being true, not a single sin any of us can commit will change the universal outcome which YHWH has already ordained.

All that remains in question for us, who have not seen the end from the beginning, is the outcome for each individual.

Knowing all things, it is often asked why He has allowed such evil and suffering.

Evil and suffering had their conception in Satan, and so the question truly is, why did He create this being whom He foreknew as the source of all sin?

It must be realized that it is impossible to understand the answer to this question within the chronologically-based creature mind set.

YHWH is not a chronologically based being.

He is waiting for nothing future, He has no need to recall the past nor treat this moment or the next as if it is passing and will be soon gone.

He exists outside of time and existed when time did not.

He was and is not only capable of knowing all future outcomes, He was and is capable of knowing all possible outcomes.

The mind of Elohim brings into being all reality.

Unlike us, limited beings, who imagine what is not, and whose imaginings have no power to make what is not into what is, His thoughts form the foundation for all things real and true, including each of our existences.

It is then, not characteristic of the mind of YHWH to think that which is not, and so to foreknow or think on all possible outcomes is not a work of imagination for Him, but a view into all reality.

Knowing the result of a being existing that would fall and tempt all creation is not different from those things being absolutely real.

Could He have still chosen not to create Satan?

Yes, He could have, but that unmanifested reality of the being He would never form would be no less true.

All those who would fall to Satan’s temptation if he were formed would still be those who have in them that capacity to oppose YHWH, whether or not there existed any trigger to set in motion their transgression.

Each sinner’s transgression would thus still exist in the sovereign understanding of One who knew all outcomes.

The difference only would be that no redeemer would be supplied to eradicate sin from the reality which was not manifest.

To the chronological mind, it is hard to make sense of being held to the penalty of sin which we would never have an opportunity to carry out, and for good reason.

YHWH would not offend His justice by imposing the penalty of crimes committed within a reality He never initiated, but that same sense of justice could also not allow Him to ignore the truth of His knowledge of those crimes either.

The only way to deliver both justice and mercy was to allow the outcome of Satan’s creation to unfold as they would.

Each sentient creature He created, whether man or angel, would have to be placed within the testing grounds of a fallen creation, so to act out their will of loyalty or transgression, of life or death, and receive in themselves the due rewards of what they did.

YHWH has allowed this creation to become ensnared in sequential time in order that all may choose their sides. When the day of His judgment arrives, no one will be able to either accuse Him of injustice, nor of being unmerciful.

He knew all possible outcomes and no unrepentant sinner would have been anything other than that in the end of manifested reality.

Though there are many possible paths through time, there is only one possible judgment which will occur after such sequential time has been ended.

At this judgment, none of us will not know the reality of all we have done, whether within the space of chronological time we now know and have memory of, or not.

We will not fool ourselves about our intentions or our loyalties, we will not have the ability to delude ourselves over what we believe or do not. We will be given clear sight to understand our own actions, and His.

The result of YHWH giving place to this war between His will and the enemy’s to occur, will be that each of us who have turned our hearts towards Him will be, of an absolute certainty, wholly clean and purged of all transgression.

Truly sealed with His name, as Yahushua said “My sheep hear My voice and I know them and they follow Me. And I give them eternal life and they shall never perish. Neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand. My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all and no one is able to snatch them out of My Father’s hand.” – John 10:27-29

There will be, of truth, no circumstance or possibility left in all the universe which is able to separate us from Him by sin.

His people are named the “called and chosen, Predestined and foreknown” in scripture.

What, then, do our choices have to do with it?

Each individual who will choose sin and death and opposition to His will, just as a lesser version of Satan himself, was understood by YHWH to be needful to exist to the end that all sin might cease in every possible reality which could be initiated by Him.

Satan is judged according to the propagation of the sin he conceived. He is liable for each individual he has tempted and deceived. Satan receives the full recompense for what he is by the existence of those whom he will take down.

Sin is used to punish sin, and so not one thing is left as effectual to the enemy’s goals, but all things work together for the good of those who love YHWH.

We will all make our choices, which we will make freely, but each of those choices were inscribed on the stone tablet of reality before any of us came into being.

These choices were foreknown, not forced upon us.

We will not ultimately change anything which has been foreknown, and yet as we continue to make our choices, we align ourselves with the blessing of YHWH, or the curse of opposition against Him.

If we will do right, we have done right.

When the end of time itself comes and sin and those aligned with it are cast from His presence and the presence of the redeemed, a new creation will be come to be.

We will no longer exist within a temporal battleground, and not only will there be an ultimately pure and perfect creation, but all things which were, which might have been and which could be will have been dealt with, and laid aside forever.

Then What Is will not simply be free of sin, but free of the possibility of sin eternally.

Then He who sat on the throne said, “Behold! I make all things new.”

And He said to me, “Write, for these words are true and faithful.”

And He said to me, “It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End.

I will give of the fountain of the water of life freely to him who thirsts.

He who overcomes shall inherit all things and I will be his ‘Eloah and he shall be My son.”

– Revelation 21:5-7

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Today’s Headline: Escaped Mind on the Loose

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What comes through the television, radio and internet in the form of views expressed by highly influential personalities, whether they be political, scientific or religious carry with them a greatly under-estimated power to sway the masses.

Though most will assume themselves to be free thinkers, generally people will not hesitate to “parrot” an opinion from an “expert” with whom they agree.

Here is how public opinion gets pushed…

Appeal to humanitarianism:

Most of us want to believe that we are humane individuals who want the best for others. Knowing this… the landscapers of public opinion can not represent their ideas in the harsh terms they really resemble in the light of day… they must appeal to some “greater good” to support their view.

It becomes a necessity for the greater good to sacrifice freedom, quality of life or even life itself so that the many can be benefited though it comes at cost to the few.

The “lesser of two evils” is often the staple philosophy behind such supposed humanitarian appeals. It is better to vaccinate children with the risk of complications that take some greater risk with contagious diseases. It is better to subject airline passengers to a little dangerous radiation and a brief humiliating experience, insisting they go through a body scanner than to risk safety to possible hijackers. (etc..)

Instill Fear:

Whenever possible it behooves the pushers to subtly suggest that the alternative to their viewpoint will result in calamity and suffering.

Always having a mythical, but much believed in, Bogeyman to threaten the public with is very effective. Popular Bogeymen we’ve heard much about are such imposing figures as Mr. Al Qaeda, Captain Global Warming and Dr. Incurable Disease.

Convince the Public of their Incompetence:

The sweetly delivered but condescending message that many minds have accepted is that the public is simply too unintelligent to form their own opinions or gather their own evidence.

You are quickly told to sit down and be quiet (in more subtle terms of course) should you begin asking too many insightful questions about widely accepted beliefs.

The insistence which filters through is that the people are not experts, and only experts are qualified to set a standard of opinion or have enough knowledge to comprehend why that opinion should be considered correct.

Even the layperson who is considered more intelligent than average is likely to simply be someone who has a better memory for retaining all the answers which they have heard the “experts” preach rather than the one who questions those experts.

Push a Subjective View of Reality:

I can be wrong and you can be wrong and we can all be wrong together… but they would have you believe something to the opposite effect of this which flies in the face of basic sanity: “I can be right and you can be right and we can all be right together… even though none of us agree.”

This is supposedly a recipe for peace in society… the idea that we can each retain our own view of reality but we can’t call another view wrong or attempt to correct it.

In the end this politically correct philosophy is hypocritical since those views which agree with the mainstream become those views which are protected from the “fringe” who would differ.

The common sense understanding that right is correct and wrong… isn’t… is no longer acceptable.

Encourage Emotionalism:

It’s impossible to impress rational minds with the irrational… so rational thinking is not the friend of anyone attempting the brainwash the public.

Emotion is the catalyst by which people become entrenched in illusions of perception. Advertising is designed to produce euphoric feelings at the thought of owning something shiny and new.

Fluff human interest stories on the news evoke emotions of sympathy or shallow happiness, distracting attention from real world changing events.

What people tend to care about and spend the greatest amount of concern with becomes that which effects them on an emotional level. The opinions and views which people hold become those which gratify their emotional interests.

Shape a Livestock Mentality:

Livestock do not normally attempt to defend themselves from whatever use their masters might have for them, even if that use means they end up dead.

In the same way people are encouraged to view authority figures as above questioning, and if one should question them it is perceived as abnormal and even dangerous.

The public is strongly under the impression that they must be kept, maintained and protected by “authorities” of government, military and medicine. The ideas of self sufficiency, self defense or natural self medication are regarded with suspicion and fear of an almost superstitious nature.

Overcome The Serpent System…

There is no one who would not benefit from a conscious effort to combat the subconscious warfare against their individuality, creativity and ability to think resourcefully.

From the very asleep to the fairly awake… no one is utterly immune to the constant pressures of mind bending tactics perpetrated on society at large.

Becoming consciously aware that such a thing is intentionally designed is only half the battle… there needs to then be a committed effort to rethink everything from the ground up for each individual.

These are some conscious mental reminders which if employed as habit can go a long way to begin thinking as an individual in the midst of a world that thinks like a herd…

Let the Creator and His Commandments Be Your Measure of Morality:
No matter what is presented as good, beneficial or humanitarian, no matter what leaps of “logic” might be presented to make a course of action seem necessary for the “greater good”… if even one individual is wronged in the process…it’s wrong.

Man can not redefine morality, being immoral creatures, to suit their convenience… a lesser of two evils is always still evil.

Have Faith, Not Fear:

Once one puts their trust in YHWH, knowing that there is no situation too dire to prevent His protection and that not even death is to be feared… no amount of badgering with fear tactics will cause that one to make irrational judgments based on some real or imagined threat.

Recognize Your Own Intelligence:

You are not lower species than those who are deemed “experts”… you have the mental capacity to wrestle with challenging concepts, identify sensible answers and reject senseless ones.

Given the time and the desire, most people are perfectly capable of comprehending complex subject matters and coming to better conclusions about them than those they have been led to believe. The Creator made mankind with big brains… amen.

Truth Is Stable and Doesn’t Ask Our Opinion:

Just as there is an obvious and unavoidable answer to 1+1… there are similarly sure, correct answers to everything else… even if we don’t know them all.

We need to humbly recognize that we have to yield to truth, as it won’t yield to us, and stick by that in spite of every argument of “tolerance” the world throws at us.

Tolerance of people should mean being compassionate and honest, while the level of tolerance we have for ideas needs to be judged according to real morality and technical correctness.

Think More, Feel Less:

Removing every instinct to be offended, flattered, enticed, excited or scared and simply analyzing the raw data has the effect of bringing us to conclusions which are grounded in the best of what we Know rather than simple drives and urges.

Whereas we might Feel enticed to buy an advertised product… the facts dictate that it is unnecessary and overpriced. There is a reason that the eyes are connected to the brain and not the heart… 🙂

You are Not a Kept Pet:

You have the ability to think and act as an independent entity. You are able to learn new skills to provide for, protect and defend you and your family and it is normal behavior to utilize them within your capacity.

There should likewise be no reasonable expectation of consistent and benevolent provision or protection from government agencies or medical personnel. Free means free… let’s live it.

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A People With Nothing To Lose

Posted in 11 : Labor Pains with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on 06/12/2010 by timenolonger

Is there anyone left in the world who does not believe huge things are taking place in the Earth now and that there is a future ahead of even greater things? Perhaps there are many theories and many beliefs but can there be any denying that things are happening which point to some climax in human history?

Some dedicate their focus to combating a globalist agenda from a secular viewpoint, but without understanding why there even is such a plan by a powerful few, those individuals cannot realize that by no human means will that plan fail.

Some have sadly accepted the lie that the powers have subtly pushed and look for a new era of evolved humanity that will end the strife on earth. Some want no answers, out of fear they do what they can to ignore the future and try to believe all will remain as they have always known it to be.

All of these sorts of individuals have much to lose. If they have chosen badly in what they make of the present and believe of the future, they stand to lose all they have and more than they know they might have had.

For any who will not recognize the truth of what the Creator has prophesied concerning this time and the future, there is a great deal to be afraid of in the coming years. Loss of a way of life is only the beginning and loss of mortal life is not the end, ultimately it is a forfeiting of entire eternity- the real life which is to come after the testing.

Will we soon see massive extermination of human life by design, detainment and torture of people innocent of crimes, destruction of homeland, unprecedented disasters whether by His hand or by man’s.

These things are promised to occur according to the prophecies of the last days, but many will not hear it.

While those with faiths of their own making and those with no faith at all will search and never find, trust in the solutions of the enemy and never be satisfied, some few will cling to His promises through a time in which the whole world will despise them for it.

They will lose their families, their homes and their mortal lives perhaps and still accept all this in peace, knowing His Word is never void and knowing their eternity is secure.

The faithful servants of YHWH, the followers of Yahushua are those who have truly, nothing to lose. Those who will not hear are walking dead men, full of presumptuous ideas of what they know and the value of their opinion.

There is wrath that will not wait one moment past His time and still many wallow in their philosophies, unwilling to yield to what they claim can not be proven, never asking themselves what it means if all they have theorized is wrong.

All that can not supposedly be proven of the truth of Elohim according to the understanding of men are those things which there is no desire to accept.

There is no boundary more sure on the ability to accept truth than the desire not to. Not so much as the dampness of water can be proven to the one who wishes it would be dry.

What do the wishful perceptions of drowning men mean to the properties of the water they are suffocating in?

There is little time left, perhaps, to stay absorbed in the guesses and doctrines of men. There is little time left to consider the warnings conspiracy theories.

It could be this time tomorrow that massive destruction strikes your corner of the world and should that happen, how much do you stand to lose if you have been wrong all along?

The believer, if even he were wrong, would have lost nothing but those who will not hear of Messiah, will not seek Him for themselves, will not find out the truth, have more than they can imagine to lose.

The truth, it is said, sets us free, but you must want that truth.

“Whenever you see a cloud rising out of the west, immediately you say, ‘A shower is coming!’ and so it is. And when you see the south wind blow you say, ‘There will be hot weather’ and there is. Hypocrites. You can discern the face of the sky and of the earth, but how is it you do not discern this time?”
– Luke 12:54-56

“Wisdom calls aloud outside. She raises her voice in the open squares. She cries out in the chief concourses, at the openings of the gates in the city she speaks her words,

“How long, you simple ones, will you love simplicity? For scorners delight in their scorning and fools hate knowledge. Turn at my rebuke. Surely I will pour out my spirit on you. I will make my words known to you.

Because I have called and you refused, I have stretched out my hand and no one regarded, because you disdained all my counsel and would have none of my rebuke, I also will laugh at your calamity.

I will mock when your terror comes, when your terror comes like a storm and your destruction comes like a whirlwind, when distress and anguish come upon you.

Then they will call on me but I will not answer. They will seek me diligently but they will not find me. Because they hated knowledge and did not choose the fear of Yahuwah, they would have none of my counsel and despised my every rebuke.

Therefore they shall eat the fruit of their own way and be filled to the full with their own fancies. For the turning away of the simple will slay them and the complacency of fools will destroy them.

But whoever listens to me will dwell safely and will be secure without fear of evil.”
– Proverbs 1: 20-33

“Blow the trumpet in Tsiyown and sound an alarm in My sacred mountain! Let all the inhabitants of the land tremble, for the day of Yahuwah is coming. For it is at hand! A day of darkness and gloominess, a day of clouds and thick darkness, like the morning spread over the mountains.

A people come, great and strong, the like of whom has never been, nor will there ever be any after them, even for many successive generations. A fire devours before them and behind them a flame burns.

The land is like the Garden of ‘Eden before them and behind them a desolate wilderness. Surely nothing shall escape them. Their appearance is like the appearance of horses and like swift steeds, so they run.

With a noise like chariots, over mountaintops they leap, like the noise of a flaming fire that devours the stubble, like a strong people set in battle array.

Before them the people writhe in pain, all faces are drained of color. They run like mighty men. They climb the wall like men of war. Every one marches in formation and they do not break ranks. They do not push one another. Every one marches in his own column.

Though they lunge between the weapons, they are not cut down. They run to and fro in the city. They run on the wall. They climb into the houses. They enter at the windows like a thief. The earth quakes before them.

The skies tremble. The sun and moon grow dark and the stars diminish their brightness. Yahuwah gives voice before His army, for His camp is very great, for the executor of His word is strong. For the day of Yahuwah is great and very terrible. Who can endure it?

“Now therefore,” says Yahuwah, “turn to Me with all your heart, with fasting, with weeping, and with mourning.” So rend your heart and not your garments. Return to Yahuwah your ‘Eloah for He is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and He relents from doing harm.”
– Joel 2:1-13

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How to Say No to the Establishment

Posted in 11 : Labor Pains with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on 05/16/2010 by timenolonger

A day is coming for believers when we will have to, for the last time, stand up for the name of Messiah – even if the price of loyalty is our own mortal lives.

In our minds’ eyes perhaps we envision ourselves as valiant during the hour of temptation.. shining the way Stephen did at his trial.. stating firmly and unwaveringly whatever words are given us through the power of the Holy Spirit.

But before that day arrives, all we who claim the name of Messiah will increasingly have our respective metals tested against the ever-encroaching mandates of the Establishment.. and each choice made is cataloged and counted, either for us or against us.

It is perhaps easy to imagine an end-of-time grand finale of unyielding support for our Savior.. In the hour that our testimonies are given we will have one choice : obey Messiah or obey sin – a choice most believers would say is ‘an easy one’.. but how do our choices measure up on a daily basis.. how ‘easy’ is it to say “No” to the System in our everyday lives?

At work.. at school.. at church.. in our circles of friends.. with strangers.. by ourselves.. when the choice is presented – is it found to be as easy as we’d like to believe it would be? Usually not, from what i’ve found.. but i’ve also found that choice gets easier to make the more it’s made.

Recently the company where i work began a practice of saying the “Pledge of Allegiance” before the morning shift begins.. the first time it was announced, just before i was leaving for the day, i remember putting my hand over my heart, turning, along with everyone else in the room, and facing the flag. During the two seconds it took for me to do that i asked myself “What are you doing?”

I didn’t want to pledge my allegiance to the flag.. any flag.. or anything or one other than Messiah.. i didn’t say the words of the pledge.. and not wanting to make a scene, i stood still in my place.. while i remained there silent i wished that i had been walking out instead.. but i stayed.

Regret was instant, and i considered the choice i would make if that same opportunity was presented again.. and it was. This time as the room full of people, with hands over hearts, turned toward the flag of the government which hates them – i walked out in the opposite direction.

This time there was no regret.. no racing heart asking “what should i do?”.. just a calm reassurance that the Almighty likes it when His children honor Him. Perhaps this seems a small choice to make against the Establishment of Evil, but we all have to start somewhere.

Believers have been, and will continue to be, implored to act in a manner unfit for His children.. and we all have to consciously decide whether we will stand up for what is right in the name of Messiah – or if we will sheepishly go with the flow of the System – then physically act on that decision.

Acting on the conviction that we will not yield to evil is something for which believers on Yahushua are known – and there is no better time than today to make that stand.. but how do we stand firm in our conviction without appearing to be a “nut”?

How? – by being meek.. by exhibiting strength under control.. by calmly exercising the rights given us by our Creator. If your job starts saying the Pledge.. refuse to participate.. if the cop asks for your SSN.. simply tell him ‘no’.. if the government demands a head-count.. deny it that violation..

These days will draw closer to the end, riding the waves of injustice and mercilessness – but we, as believers, can reject the pressure to conform and instead rely on and remain strong in our loyalty to Messiah. It is, after all, His authority which shall remain when the authorities of the world perish.. and it is to Him that we must answer when all is said and done.

“No”‘ doesn’t go over very well when it comes from what seems to be a raving lunatic..

Instead, as believers, and as individuals who will be judged by the Almighty, let our every ‘no to the Establishment’ in these days be given in meekness.. with a calm knowledge that Messiah has purchased and owns us, and none can take us out of His hand.. so that in the hour of temptation we will not be doing a new thing, but will be doing what we have become accustomed to do – His will.

“Yet Miyka’el the high messenger, in contending with the devil when he disputed about the body of Mosheh, dared not bring against him a reviling accusation, but said, “Yahuwah rebuke you” (Jude 9)

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The Alien That Isn’t So Alien

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The secular world is “free” to pick and choose what they believe because to them, an opinion is as good as a fact and truth has no absolute boundaries.

As believers in unchangeable truth, followers of Yahushua have, more than any other group in the world, an obligation to be entirely objective when seeking an answer.

We aren’t after fantasies that fulfill our dreams, we’re after The Truth.

Regardless, as flawed as all people are, even believers forget to apply logic to their world view in some matters.

It is a matter strongly supported by evidence, but one which Yahushua’s people often do not feel comfortable approaching… the presence of “alien” entities in this world.

About 6% of all people claim to have witnessed a UFO themselves. About 1% have claimed to have actually been abducted…that’s 60,000,000 people who have claimed to have been taken by force by alien entities.

Add to this the multitudes of UFO depictions in art, photography and in written records from ancient times to this day, and what is arrived at is a point at which one must rationally admit that there is something to this.

An irrational religious objection will not bring us to any understanding, it will just give us a means to ignore something which begs investigation.

There are a multitude of sources who claim to have the answers and you will not have any difficulty finding many web sites devoted to the discussion of various “alien races”, often which cite that their information derives itself from either government agents or the aliens themselves.

I will remind readers, however, that it is no less irrational to formulate an answer to these things based on information coming out of a government you would not trust (and who obviously have a reason to veil the matter from public attention), than it is to dismiss the subject entirely.

It is also not wise to assume that the creatures themselves (aliens) are beings of such impeccable integrity as to their own nature or goals.

I would not recommend the vast majority of speculations or claims on who or what those beings are.

The most recognizable depiction of an alien is a “Grey”… that is, a frail looking, grey-skinned creature with a large head and big black eyes.

There is great evidence that such creatures as this exist, having even been photographed on many occasions, and being the most often reported creature type in events of alien abduction.

What I would disagree with in regards to the assumed nature of Greys though, is that they are alien at all.

They don’t derive from Zeta Reticuli or Sirius, or from any other far away place in the universe… they are natives to earth, though not natural natives.

The nature of the Grey is one of a fairly ordinary substance… a flesh and “blood”, and utterly mortal, creature who can be killed and dissected.

This has been done and has been photographed on occasion. Their remains have been recovered from craft wreckage and – though they clearly might have certain attributes that are advantageous against the average human being (such as telepathic ability or an ability to paralyze their victim) – they are not what one might think of as a really impressive specimen of otherworldly origin.

If we recall that it is no matter of science fiction that there exists an ability, even in the modern human world, to create transgenic life forms (creatures who are mixtures of two or more species), then we are nearer to knowing what is going on with the entity called a “Grey”.

Beings which are truly Alien to earth are beings which exist extra-dimensionally, and which can not simply appear at whim in the physical space and time wherein humans live.

It requires effort, and that effort can not be indefinitely sustained. This problem has always required a solution for those entities who would make contact here.

With the exception of the descent of the Watchers, who were permitted a certain liberty of physical presence in the earth, Aliens – who are exactly what people would call angels – have sought various means to bridge the dimensional gap.

One method has remained a favorite – and that is a well-suited, manufactured physical housing which has no contradictory, self-aware will of it’s own.

The fallen angels, in alignment with Satan, utilized transgenic life forms manufactured in the genetic experiments of the rebel Watchers.

Ancient Egyptian depictions of these beats/humanoid “gods” are the best known representations of the pre-flood occurrence of transgenic host bodies.

Now in this modern age we see Greys which, although they have a frail humanoid body, have heads which much more resemble those of insects.

The ancient images of the transgenic “gods” of Egypt also had their bestial physicality, for the most part, limited to their heads while their bodies remained humanoid.

Insects of certain species live according to a “hive” or “colony” consciousness.

A type of collective consciousness in which the New Age philosophy is deeply vested, is a group mind set which is actually a reality in bee hives and ant colonies.

This sort of collectivism is touted among the New Agers as a wonderful thing… a way we can all be “One”, and therefor more at peace with each other… but as we all know, hives and colonies all have their Queen to whose commands they are bound.

The individual with a hive-mind is of no great consequence to the collective, nor even to an individual themselves… which makes them very useful tools and, having no real will power, easy hosts for invading spirits.

Greys are Manufactured Housing for Fallen Spirits

Bees are the Hive-Minded Models for Alien Greys

The reports of Greys paralyzing their victims or displaying a greatly disproportionate amount of strength in relation to their size are aspects which also relate to insect attributes.

Ants are known for their ability to carry things which are much larger than themselves, and various insects are equipped with paralyzing venom.

The presence of a fallen angelic or demonic entity residing within a Grey host explains the repeated accounts of the use of telepathic communication.

In short, there is good evidence available to suggest that Greys are transgenic hybrids which are lab-created on the earth, and used on the earth specifically to facilitate contact between humankind and the real aliens out there.

What is often termed, the “accident” of a UFO crashing in Roswell is connected to a long list of incredible improbabilities for anything which occurred by accident.

Without going into the details at length in this article, the Roswell event occurred at such a precise geological location, and at such a precise time, that it could logically be presumed to be intentional.

But if we are dealing with a super-intelligent alien species in the Greys, one would wonder why there would have been dead greys pulled from the wreckage of an intentional crash.

Either they are given to suicide missions, or they are considered disposable by those who are actually in control.

It is important to note that in many cases of encounters with beings regarded as aliens (whether actually greys or not) …many have successfully halted the attempted abduction by demanding the entities leave in the name of Yahushua (Jesus).

Certainly we would not expect this method to have any effect if these creatures were simply extraterrestrial flesh life forms… we would however, expect this in matters of spiritual warfare against fallen angels and demons.

No matter what they might want you to believe they are… they know who He is and they fear Him.

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A Duty to Disobey?

Posted in 07 : The Ruling Controllers with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on 05/08/2010 by timenolonger

Obedience, and the yielding of our will to our Creator and to those He puts in authority above us, are important points made in many places in scripture.

Perhaps the majority of believers are not ignorant of the fact that we are called to be servants, and to behave as such. Without question, it is not justified that we ever rebel against Him, or what He asks of us.

Is there a time when it is appropriate in His eyes to be a rebel though?

Children are not to be rebels against their parents, nor are youths to rebel against their elders – but what do we do when it comes to a national leader and a government that practices evil?

Not long ago I read an article by a pastor who addressed the recent passing of the socialized healthcare.

He questioned to those reading – should believers refuse to pay for mandatory health care, or taxes which provide for it, if those funds would be used to pay for abortions?

His answer to his own question gave me a sick feeling.

He answered that it is a believer’s duty to pay taxes and submit to mandatory healthcare anyway, and that believers are not obligated to refuse, because it is a government mandate.

Believers are to be in submission to their government, he said.

Perhaps the prophet Daniel would disagree with him. Daniel was ordered to bow before an idol by the king, but he preferred to be thrown into an oven rather than submit to the evil command of the ruler of the land.

If today’s believers really see abortion as something they can support because government mandated it, i wonder if these same might bow before any other idol which they are commanded to as well.

Can we say it is better to submit to government no matter what – rather than stand for what is right no matter what?

If a government agent should come to a believer’s door with a young pregnant woman, and demand that believer pay for her abortion or be in violation of federal law – would that make this situation different?

All know what a risk it is to take to decide to defy the federal income tax system, or to defy anything which the government holds as being mandatory, even if it is an illegal mandate.

Perhaps it is likely that fear has quite a bit to do with why many have trouble thinking about these things in the way that the Creator might view them.

He does not want us to be in fear of anyone but Him, and perhaps we do not have to guess what He feels about abortion in general.

The healthcare issue has not been the only, and will not be the last, law or mandate by government that will try to force His people to choose between doing what is right or doing what government wishes.

Perhaps people should even ask themselves what it means when they give in to what they consider small invasions – like cameras in bathrooms and scanners which take pictures of naked bodies.

It is not always about what inconvenience it seems to be to you, it is about how every person willing to comply with such things only makes it easier for these measures to become worse, and enforced more brutally upon your countrymen.

It seems to me, when there are so many who will not take the small steps of refusing to obey what evil commands them to do, that there must surely be a multitude who would not be willing to refuse Antichrist when it means their lives.

I am surely not someone in favor of an armed rebellion, or violence which is not immediately related to defending one’s own life or the life of someone else, but don’t people, at times, have a duty to disobey?

Maybe i have no good answers for those out there who feel that they are not able to get themselves away from a system on which they depend and their families depend, but perhaps this is the time to think about these things and seek His answer.

We all must leave Babylon in some time and in some way, yes? Either by small steps or by a great leap of faith.

I do know this though – He is sufficient for all things in all situations.

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