Posts Tagged 'Israel'

Awesome

Tomorrow–September 25 2014–is Yom Teruah (Feast of Trumpets).  The Jews call the 10 days from Yom Teruah to Yom Kippur the 10 days of awe in which a person looks deep inside himself for repentance to YHWH. As YHWH continues to show signs of the closeness of the hour may we take the days of awe this year more serious than ever before so that we might remove any barrier between us and our Creator. 

How Does It Further HIS Kingdom?

Admittedly, we sometimes face “gray areas” —

things that are not necessarily forbidden by the Bible,

But still may not belong in our lives.

When you are unsure whether or not something is wrong,

Ask yourself these questions: Does it glorify YHWH?

Can I offer a prayer of thanksgiving for it?

Does it draw me closer to Yahshua,

or does it make me preoccupied with this world?

Will it harm my health or hurt me in some other way?

Will it cause someone else to stumble spiritually or morally,

especially a less mature Believer?

I have never forgotten what a wise Believer said to me many years ago:

“When in doubt — don’t”

From Billy Graham’s “The Journey”

Where Are They Hiding?

It was about 4000 years ago that Jacob (Israel) begat twelve sons, who became the fathers of the twelve tribes of Israel.  It is amazing how prolific this family was. In a matter of 430 years, Israel grew from only 70 souls to about 2,500,000 people.   

I have often pondered these numbers.  If there has been approximately 4,000 years since the time the 12 brothers walked the earth, how many Israelite progeny should there be on the earth today? Let’s consider some numbers; I think you will be astounded.

During this 430 year period, the Israelites doubled their population about every 29 years.  Now, to be on the conservative side, let us assume that after they left Egypt and for the next 3500 years, these 2.5 million people  doubled only every 350 years.  This slowed rate of reproduction will account for all the natural disasters, plagues, holocausts, wars and other premature deaths that have occurred during the course of history. So, get your calculator out and double 2.5 million 10 times. 

What is the total you came up with? 

My total was over 2.5 billion.  These are Israelites that should be alive today.  (And that is with extremely conservative figures.) 

Now, my question is: Where are all these people?  

“They” tell us there are only 12-15 millions Jews alive today.  The number we just calculated suggests that there is WAY more people with Israelite blood in the world today.

Where are these people?  And who are they today?

Consider these lyrics:

I’ll tell you a strange tale, A riddle, a rhyme.   A song sung by YHWH and passed down through time……A search for an answer, hunger to know…

So, ask about Israel, where did she go?  Oh where did He hide her; where does He keep her? 

When did millions and millions and millions of people forget?

Soon He’ll uncover, The world will discover

Israel, Israel, right here! 

 And they shall know that I am YHWH, when I shall scatter them among the nations, and disperse them in the countries.  Ezekiel 12:15


A Progression of Faith