Thursday, January 12, 2012

When did you become Jewish?


So often people ask, "When did you become Jewish?" I think this is so ironic for this reason [and only one reason actually.]

Our Messiah came to us Jewish, the disciples were Jewish, the prophets were Jewish and the plan is unfolding through a family whose Dad, Grandfather and Great Grandfather were all Hebrew (They crossed over and became a set apart family, nation and soon, restored Kingdom. Our Messiah will rule from the throne of David for gosh sakes?

So no, I am not Jewish but I am returning to this family and their King! The King who saves the whole world. I am returning so as to see the Holy Scriptures from their perspective a Hebrew mindset. All Christ followers are following a Jew, You would think that reason enough to know HIS Festivals, His Calendar, His people and the covenant and everlasting promises to....ISRAEL.

The Western translations along with the conquering Church system disassociated 2000 years of world history from Israel and yet Israel is at the center of every discussion. A world war is looming over this tiny, BORN AGAIN nation..How can the world, in particularly the Christian Church not see that Christianity is not specifically spoken of in Jeremiah 31:31-35 and Ezekiel chapters 36, 37 & 38? In fact, it is not uttered one time in the  first 39 scrolls of the Bible and only twice in the other 27.

The insistence that God created Christianity tossing his promises to Israel aside is simply Biblical ignorance and yet it has been the standard for 1800 years. The God of the Universe does not have an Israel and  then a separate Christian covenant, he has purposed everything through Israel...

Christianity is a Gentile construct that lacks a Hebrew identity...Thus making it no different than an ancient Babylon, Persia, Greece, Rome, England and now Western golden calf. We must return to TORAH and we must take the message of the Jewish disciples and Rabbi Shaul with us. The Apostle Paul [Rabbi Shaul to be more precise] never converted to Christianity, he returned to the promises of the TORAH.

Deuteronomy 18:18 I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brothers, like to you, and will put my words in his mouth; and he shall speak to them all that I shall command him. This is exactly what the Jew, known as Yeshua, [Jesus to the Greek philosophers] did.

1st Chronicles 16:16-17
Even of the covenant which he made with Abraham, and of his oath to Isaac; And has confirmed the same to Jacob for a law, and to Israel for an everlasting covenant,

The restoration of Israel, the Kingdom, is underway! This is why Christianity is being challenged on every level. The Nation of Israel will soon be fighting for its survival. The Messiah will eventually arrive to stop HIS nations annihilation.

Father, show my Christian brothers and sisters the actual story in your Tanahk. We are short on time My Lord, I beg you. Please wake up the Jewish nation that is secular and cause them to return to your TORAH. Open the eyes of the Orthodoxy to you Besorah I pray, Amen!

Temple Menorah Stamp Found
by Gil Ronen Description: Temple Menorah Stamp Affirms Jewish Claim to Land

Just two weeks after a Temple era seal was displayed to the public, archeologists continue to dig up breathtaking proofs of the ancient and never-severed connection between Jews and the Land of Israel. This time, the find is a 1,500 year old tiny stamp discovered near the city of Akko, bearing the image of the seven-branched Temple Menorah.

The stamp was used to identify baked products and probably belonged to a bakery that supplied kosher bread to the Jews of Akko in the Byzantine period.

The ceramic stamp dates from the Byzantine period (6th century) and was uncovered in excavations the Israel Antiquities Authority is currently conducting at Horbat Uza east of Akko, prior to the construction of the Akko-Karmiel railroad track by the Israel National Roads Company.

This find belongs to a group of stamps referred to as “bread stamps” because they were usually used to stamp baked goods.

According to Gilad Jaffe and Dr. Danny Syon, the directors of the excavation on behalf of the Israel Antiquities Authority, “A number of stamps bearing an image of a menorah are known from different collections. The Temple Menorah, being a Jewish symbol par excellence, indicates the stamps belonged to Jews, unlike Christian bread stamps with the cross pattern which were much more common in the Byzantine period."

There were no Muslims in the region at the time -- because Islam had not yet been created and the Quran not been written.

According to Syon, “This is the first time such a stamp is discovered in a controlled archaeological excavation, thus making it possible to determine its provenance and date of manufacture. The stamp is important because it proves that a Jewish community existed in the village of Uza in the Christian-Byzantine period. The presence of a Jewish village so close to Akko constitutes an innovation in archaeological research."

"Due to the geographical proximity of Horbat Uza to Akko, we can speculate that the village supplied kosher baked goods to the Jews of Akko," the excavators added.

The stamp is engraved with a seven-branched menorah atop a narrow base, and the top of the branches forms a horizontal line. A number of Greek letters are engraved around a circle and dot on the end of the handle. Dr. Leah Di Segni, of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, suggested they probably spell out the name Launtius, which was common among Jews of the period and also appears on another Jewish bread stamp of unknown provenance.  According to Dr. Syon and Gilad Jaffe, “This is probably the name of the baker from Horbat Uza."

Horbat Uza is a small rural village where clues were previously found that allude to it being a Jewish community. These include a clay coffin, a Shabbat (Sabbath) lamp and jars with menorah patterns painted on them.

Dr. David Amit of the Israel Antiquities Authority, who has made a study of bread stamps, added, “A potter engraved the menorah image in the surface of the stamp prior to firing it in a kiln, whereas the owner’s name was engraved in the stamp’s handle after firing. Hence we can assume that a series of stamps bearing the menorah symbol were produced for Jewish bakers, and each of these bakers carved his name on the handle, which also served as a stamp.

"In this way the dough could be stamped twice before baking: once with the menorah – the general symbol of the Jewish identity of Jewish bakeries, and again with the private name of the baker in each of these bakeries."

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