Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Gay, Abortion, Corruption, Greed, Lying, Murdering, America, Land of the Me, Myself and I

Website: www.returntothebeginning.us


Hosea 4:6  My people <`am> are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the (Towrah) law of thy God, <'elohiym> I will also forget thy children.

Most Christians think that the Law or Torah was fulfilled or done away with and that we have entered into a time of grace. The fact that this is what has been taught for several centuries in Western thought from seminary scholars is remarkable. As I study the Torah and see just the opposite to be true, I understand better how the enemy of God adds to truth in such away that people believe just the opposite of what God ordained to lead us back to him. The more that I study the "Old Testament" the more I see the hand of God represented throughout the New Testament but not from a Western narrative. I can understand and fully appreciate why the Jewish person, on the whole rejects the Jesus of Christianity......I have said before and will say it again I unequivocally reject the Jesus of Christianity too. I can never reject the Messiah of Israel who died for the salvation of the world as well as the restoration of His bride, Israel. Not one time does the Bible declare that the church, as we know it today is His Bride...He was always talking about Israel

Jeremiah 3:14  Return, backsliding children, says Yahweh; for I am a husband to you: and I will take you one of a city, and two of a family, and I will bring you to Zion

Isaiah 54:5 For your Maker is your husband; Yahweh of Armies is his name: and the Holy One of Israel is your Redeemer; the God of the whole earth shall he be called.

The Jesus of Christianity based on what I was taught via Church theology did not keep God's appointed times or Festivals, he did not honor the Shemitah year or follow the biblical calendar, nor did he follow the sabbath! The Jesus of Christianity did not represent to me Shemini Atzeret, counting of the Omer or teach me about the cycle of the new moon.  In fact, he broke every tradition that the Jewish people were commanded of God to maintain and to uphold. Equally and according to a former friend of mine..."Because of Christ, the Old Testament is obsolete!

I understand better that Jesus came against a great deal of the implements of Judaism that developed while in exile via Babylon. However, Yeshua (The Lion of the tribe of Yehuda) never delineated away from what Moses received at Sinai. He never said anywhere or at anytime..."I was Old but, now I am New!"

He even declared:  
Matthew 5:17-18 Think not that I came to destroy the law or the prophets: I came not to destroy, but to fulfill. For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass away, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass away from the law, till all things be accomplished.

Incidentally, while in Washington DC I asked countless Christians including several Pastors what were Jots and Tittles...no one responded with the actual answer. One person pulled out his IPAD and begun to look it up.
When I think of all of the "kabillion" (my word) things that I now understand about the Bible I realize even more so just how little I actually know...Yahweh is endless, so too is his word. 

Many a night I am in tears before my God crying out to him, "Abba, Father please undo this deception. My resolve is as stringent as it is, perhaps as hard hitting and less sympathetic because the mind of the Christian regardless of what doctrine is such that "WE HAVE THE GOSPEL and you can't tell me anything new!" 
Seminary trained theologians are possibly the most difficult people to dialog with. Black pastors are for me the most ridiculous in most instances. In the black community "Being Black" is more important then being anything else. A black person with a seminary degree is impossible. Nevertheless, I understand this as well. Accomplishing anything that pivots a person out of the ghetto mindset offers an identity that has been denied many black Americans. Rising up above this is truly honorable but not knowing the Old Testament causes a people to perish! These are not my words folks!

When I share the difference with how I see the Bible with Christians I am talking about the Hebraic reality of the Bible while the Christian is justifying the Christianity of the Bible. An analogy: One is talking about the night sky while the other is arguing, but the morning sunlight is coming!" Or, a Hebrew saying, "No, the word is covenant!" while the Greek is saying Nope, the word is Testament. The first one who can burn the other at the stake wins...and we all know how that played out in world Jewry. The victor no longer had to identify anything Jewish about Jesus and so they made him blue eyed with blonde hair and dressed him in Greek attire! This is the battle that I face daily!

I have spent hours sharing what I do. Attempted many, many times to soften or coddle the message. 
The reality of our Godless society and muted church demands that the pleasantries make room for those of us crying in the wilderness:
As the days of Noah were, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. For as in those days which were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ship, and they didn’t know until the flood came, and took them all away, so will be the coming of the Son of Man Matthew 24:37-39

I care not if you call him Jesus or Yeshua what is MOST critical is knowing his proper identity!

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

PART TWO..The TORAH Portion, Decimated Black Family, and the Deceived Church

Website: www.returntothebeginning.us 

For the better part of the last 37 years I have been a Christian. Never mind that I was a back sliding, drug addicted, womanizing young adult. I was learning about the New Testament telling of the gospel message and sleeping with white, Christian girls on a regular basis. I could walk into any church and be in bed with somebodies daughter or wife at the drop of a hat. Church was cool as far as I was concerned. I was in my early twenties when I married for the first time. I had a wife now so sleeping around was not allowed. Looking back, I sometimes amaze myself with certain principles that I have always had...go figure

Not one time during my entire Christian experience via the church had I ever heard of the Torah Portion or the Haftorah. Not one single time had any pastor, teacher of person in leadership ever uttered to me that God has a calendar, appointments, and his own language. Not one time was I ever encouraged to attend a synagogue or to learn or even consider understanding what the Jewish people understood about God. The focus presented to me which became my biblical understanding of part of the Holy Scriptures was on the son of God, the trinity or holy spirit. The Jews rejected Jesus therefore, doing anything with the Jewish people was not even a dialog or conversation. What was a constant however, was a very antisemitic attitude fostered in much of what I was learning about being Christian. Even learning from the letters written by of the Apostle Paul was never equated to his being a Jewish Rabbi.  My Pastors insinuated with absoluteness that Paul converted to something better than Jewish. This is the mindset poured into me every Sunday while following along with various Pastors concerning much of what Rabbi Shaul wrote. Dare I say the tenants of, "Replacement Theology" to me anymore, are apologetic in retrospect from a Western spin or Greek template. Paul never stood up resembling, Joel Osteen from his miraculous encounter with the Mochiach of Israel while hunting down those who proceeded him in returning to truth. He died a pharisee who I believe, returned to the biblical pronouncement recorded at Mt Sinai. He returned to what Abraham taught to those who accompanied he, his wife and nephew, Lot! He Returned to the Beginning.

Not all Christians carried themselves in the manner that I did. Certainly, far more Christians had a "Closer Walk" then did I to be sure! Nevertheless, I wanted to understand the Bible. Having sex with Christian girls and watching others do the same throughout my experiences put a damper on the Holy aspect of Christianity. for me, I just thought this normal. After all, we were all trying to figure this stuff out right? Being approached for sex by gay men or young adults my age, some of who were in leadership was a twist. I was not prepared for this sort of twist in my church experience but it happened and it happen several times. In truth, I slept with one married woman in the church and swore that I would never do that again...I never did!

I bounced from church to church wallowing in the hypocrisy of it all wanting to be like those who seemed to have it together. I soon realized that many of those people that I thought, "Had it together" were just as screwed up as I was. There was always that select few who seemed to be perfect people and I wanted to be like them. I went to church because I believed there had to be something better than crap! I truly thought that life was a joke played on insufferable, miscreants who screwed up everything anyway, why bother? The antithesis of feeling this way was drug abuse, crack cocaine to be specific. By the time I was in my early 30's much of who  I was, quit! I was running a company, raising a family and trying to be married when in all actuality I was dead inside.

Last week I was in Washington DC at the Christians United for Israel summit. I was grateful to have been able to attend. I have mentioned in various posts of Facebook that this experience was bittersweet. I have been re-writing this blog post for four days now. After you read this you may better understand some of the anguish in my spirit concerning Christianity. To watch 6000 or more celebrate the God of Abraham, Isaac and, Jacob based on one verse in scripture, Genesis 12:3 was so terribly hard for me. There is so much, much, much more to this than one connection. Knowing how most were taught to understand the Bible I knew that they, the church, in most of their minds is separate from the assembly of God...This is the lie that divides us and distracted me from knowing what I now know. "My people perish for a lack of knowledge" was uttered to the nation of Israel. The Christians don't have that problem as far as the doctrines dictate concerning Christ and yet [and as long as this is the mindset] all is well in the church. This is the single most diabolical deception of my generation. I know the difference now. Most of those who I met in Washington DC do not.

I spoke with hundreds of people while in Washington DC. I was not sure why Abba, Father wanted me to go and can only surmise my own thoughts about it at the moment. Insofar as what drives my world, namely reconnecting the Torah to the Gospel, much of my conversation was fomented around this very important issue. I cannot think of anything more important as we move towards the biblical account of Jacob's trouble.

I salute Pastor John Hagee for responding to what I see as a gigantic movement of God to return Christianity to it's foundation. We are after all grafted into Israel. I wrote earlier, "Doing anything with the Jewish people was not even a dialog or conversation" The irony of this thought, which is pervasive in much of Christianity is that everything we do is a direct result of the 12 tribes of Israel, and the relationship fostered by the God of Israel which gave to the world an historical account of what God has always been doing. The Bible is a testimony of this simple truth. For those needing proof, "Please open your Bibles to, etc, etc, etc"

Al Shapton, Joel Osteen, or TD Jakes did not write one syllable found on the pages of this book.
Al Sharpton, Joel Osteen or TD Jakes, to the best of my knowledge have never taught the Torah portions consecutively or the Haftorah and dare I say, none know what PARDES is! I know that Pastor John Hagee has much to learn or unlearn. He is a man who was willing to take that step and Abba, Father blessed him in ways that are indescribable, go figure!

I have for many, many years seen the racial stupidity locked in the minds of black America as possibly the greatest robbery of humanity. God purposed me to be a product of racial bigotry. He also purposed me to not find my identity in this form of sin. In 1948 the Jewish people begun to return to there biblical land, promised.

Today, Israel is a thriving testament to the promises made by God...Having been slaughtered and chased through the centuries by just about every lunatic or civil society the world over and, after Hitler these people chose to live. These people turned a desert into the most fertile land of the Middle East. True to form the world's idiocy presents to this remarkable achievement the threat of death, daily, and constant. In spite of  a sinful people he has prospered this people in much the same way that America prospered for spreading the Besorah or "Good News" of the Jewish men who wrote about the Lion of the Tribe of Judah.


When the slaves of Africa were shuffled out of the Ottoman Empire dispersed around the globe in chains, most only knew enslavement and degradation. Much of the horn of Africa's societal infrastructure was  accustomed to this sort of civility. In a sick and twisted way one could even go so far as to call the slave trade as "Sharia Capitalism!" Get your  bag of spice, a little sugar, and a few "Raisin Heads" as the prophet Mohamed referred to blacks. This was part of the market system. After all, oil and petroleum was not being pumped out of the ground back in those days. Selling blacks was lucrative. Castrating black men and placing black women into harems was as sexually accepted as is the sex trade today. Sin is sin the generations don't change it, they simply repeat it. Millions of blacks throughout the centuries of the Caliphate under Sharia were slaughtered.

The societies of the Caliphate were not very enterprising but they knew how to enslave nations! Great Britain, through the wisdom of Abba, Father decapitated this monstrosity otherwise known as the Ottoman Empire. Blacks were finally free of this hellish nightmare...God begun to bring them to freedom...Some of those who now walk among us blame white people as opposed to thanking God for deliverance.....
Slavery perpetrated by America and the British Empire was not because of hatred of blacks but rather because the societal position of blacks around the globe was as slaves (In my opinion) For centuries blacks were victims Thus, people like Al Sharpton have an unlimited supply of people who do not see what God did but rather who languish in the failure of lost people who could not overcome their sinful nature, too!

I think God created a free nation that people like John Willis Menard, George Washington Carver, Booker T Washington, Frederick Douglas Jr., and yes even Prince Whipple played an important role in changing the mindset perpetrated on Blacks as a result of centuries of slavery. These people would have never celebrated an Obama phone nor would they,  in my opinion follow Al Sharpton and his sort of liberty and justice.
The Louis Farakhan's of this generation do nothing better than what they can do for themselves. Far too many people of Biblical faith do not know history or the Torah Portion and Haftorah. People like Farrakhan pop up like lice infecting an entire population. When one looks at the contributions of Frederick Douglas Jr., George Washington Carver and the likes, it become glaringly obvious that people like Jesse Jackson, Maxine Waters, Al Sharpton and even the honorably nutty, Sheila Jackson Lee are nothing without a liberal media who has chained them to the camera for the purpose of what I call the "Plantation Nation" certainly not Holiness! When one understands the Torah Portion and the Haftorah no evil on the planet can kill the identity of that people. Those who returned to the land in 1948 returned with their history as known to them as is the sun and the moon is known to humanity.

The black community keeps morphing into one disappointment after another in many, many communities found in America. Black men  across the spectrum never knew the Torah Portion or Haftorah. For a black man to teach this history to his kids would have kept hope alive. Jesse Jackson kept his wallet alive so he could pay child support and manipulate the desperate, in my opinion. The choices made for black America seems to have died with the likes of Frederick Douglas Jr and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Detroit is a perfect example of what blacks can accomplish when not understanding who the God of Israel is....yup, I said it. Booker T Washington Junior and so many of his peers set out to change the image of black America. Snoop Dog and Jay Z have single handily shot that all to hell in our generation, in my opinion. I would not want my wife shaking her butt across the globe half naked before throngs of people as an alter ego named Sasha.....Hell, why go to Cuba to see poverty?

Talent is serving my God who allowed the death of his son in order that I know the difference. Besides, I can't sing!

Terms like African American, or what the the rap industry fosters and the bling, bling catch phrases, describing "bitches and hoes" represent to me a fatherless society....come full term! When black America is not afraid to hold itself accountable for this sinful fact then perhaps the God of the Jews who inspired the book that the black church holds up on Sunday [in between the Voodoo and Kundalini experiences found throughout the Holy Ghost world]...Perhaps Yahweh will return even those folks back to what he commanded to occur in the 1st and 2nd temple of Israel. The black church today is more like the boyfriend to the black women. The father is simply not present on a scale far worse then the practice of slavery under Islamic rule and the Western church fathers who tossed out the Biblical truth and a very Hebrew collection of scriptures. Those who worshiped in the temple(s) of Israel were of every race. So too, were those purposed from the mind of my God when considering Adam.

So, I mingled for a week realizing that when I left the Sunday understanding of "Church" I began to see the Gospel message as the natural course of the Torah and the instructions of a Holy God. I realize that seeing God is as easy as seeing Israel of whom every Christian is grafted into. I realize that Abba, Father's grace is sufficient for even the nations. I know that he has room for the church in his heart. Reading the Old Testament and realizing that it is more than old but rather foundational to all that the church tried to effect in me separates me from most of those I spoke with. I don't see Jesus in the way the church taught me to know him. I see him as the servant branch, the root of the olive tree that makes me see YEHOVAH in everything. I understand that he is completing the desire of a Holy God...namely to establish a Kingdom in the earth.

Knowing that he was the Mezuza nailed to door way of the father's house in order that I might one day cross over the threshold filled with his blood causes me to mourn for those stuck in the matrix of replacement theology. God created a perfect enemy to lie to us, and to lead us astray. He wanted us to make a choice therefore he provided the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of Good and evil. We have been stuck on the tree of the knowledge of good and evil because of a poor choice. He delivered this option through two trees and the tapestry of how he does everything is realized: day, night, wet, dry, wisdom and stupid!

I understand that Christians United for Israel is actually, to use a phrase that I heard while in DC, "Israel uniting Christians" or better yet, Yahweh returning us to his assembly. In order to best understand this we have to know the Tanakh. Most of those whom I met in Washington DC did not know this word or the acronym that is represents.

Un-Coloring myself from the world of racial, religious, and flawed wisdom adopting instead to return to God's family and to stand with what he is doing forces me to now cry out to Christians, "What you don't know will cause many to perish!" For me, to say that Christianity is wrong on so many levels is no different than a Jewish person exclaiming the same concerning Judaism. (I happen to know several) I think all religious systems outside of the conversation between Moses and God, Joshua and God, Jacob and God is interpretation at best. The problem with interpretation is that it produces something else. The best example of this is the languages themselves. English was not a spoken language 2000 years. I mean, today people speak Starbuck, and cypertalk for gosh sakes! Words such as BRB or OMG  are making possible the next generation to exclaim WTF...I am sure you get the point!

When Dr Danny Ben Gigi showed to me why God wanted that crown of thorns placed onto the head of Yeshua the Messiah my breathe left me. I had no idea that all of the Kings of Israel were crowned on Pesach! When Ian Despars, a 21 year old young man shared on my radio show why the temple veil was ripped in two and why the blood, and the Mikvah was to be done prior to entering the Holy of Holies my heart skipped a beat! When God showed to me that his daughters are the warrior presence of his heart upon the earth......Well, I can never be as abstract about my God as were those folks in Washington DC anymore than I can ever be Black and proud or African American.

Israel is fighting for the land...The church is fighting for what exactly, and black America is killing itself. Somethings take forever to unlearn I suppose. Islam is doing much the same thing.

Here is why I could not vote for President Barack Obama....He is not someone I want governing the Kingdom of God which is coming to Jerusalem....God is not going to allow gay marriage, abortion and lying reprobates to rule his kingdom. But he did appoint many of this type of person to Judge his people.

I see him doing what is his will everywhere and in everything. This was magnified into my world via the Torah Portion and Haftorah readings as well as when I was led to understand the very Jewishness of a very Hebrew King! If there was one thing that I saw again in Washington DC is this: The Christian understands God from a Christian world view. None of the writers of the Tanakh had this sort of understanding and none of the writers of the Brit Chadasha would have followed Jesus if he had not referenced the Tanakh. Jesus did everything that Moses commanded based on the instructions of the Ketubah or TORAH. I just lost virtually every Christian who read this blog post.

I want the majority of the world's Christian to go back and learn the 3/4's of the Bible that they do not know. I want them to do it from the lens of the writers rather than the interpreters....I am absolutely certain that the greatest revival of human history would ensue.

What I want and what God is doing are different...my ways are not his ways. However, he spoke to me 7 years ago and changed my life from trying to keep it together to that of a man driven....

I shared with a young Christian, college student how to see God's calendar concerning Pesach. This, after sharing with her what Pesach is. Her eyes became as big as 50 cent pieces as she exclaimed..."That is incredible!"....... And so it goes!

Monday, July 29, 2013

Blood Moons & Jan Markel

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The Blood Moons: A Harbinger of Ominous Things to Come?
Saturday, July 27, 2013
 
Jan talks to Pastor Mark Biltz who unlocked the forthcoming blood moon phenomena via NASA's Web site. We cannot ignore the history of blood moons that are tied to significant Jewish dates such as 1492-93, 1948-49, 1967-68. It begs the question whether the 2014 and 2015 blood moon tetrads are harbingers of ominous things to come, not just for Israel, but for the world. Could one of Israel's many future wars break out during this time? Then Jan gives commentary as to the scoffing presented in two summer films, Rapture Palooza and This is the End. It would appear that the verses predicting Biblical scoffing are on overdrive.
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Sunday, July 28, 2013

Miss Akaya Lee

Website: www.returntothebeginning.us 

Addendum: Perhaps the information that I received was premature concerning Akaya Lee's invitaition to El Shaddai Ministries....still hopeful but nothing is concrete with regard to the statement listed below...my apologies.

The following is something I found on YOU TUBE courtesy of a friend. The young lady you are about to hear is dynamic, passionate and simply put, AMAZING! While at the summit [the1st night] I saw her standing by the CUFI on campus display/room where the youth were gathering. The Holy Spirit or Ruach nudged me to go speak with her.  I introduced myself to her and begun to share with her a little bit about the Hebraic truth found in the scriptures. She was fascinated. I also begun to share with her about what God is pouring into my heart about women, "The Crown Jewel of Creation!"

I was so impressed with Akaya Lee not knowing that she was going to speak in front of 5000 to 6000 people a few nights later. I tried to get together with her along with a few others to share more about TORAH and how the gospel and Torah are the same....I found out just this morning that Akaya has been invited to come to El Shaddai Ministries.....I knew that Abba, Father wanted me to go engage her in conversation but to see what is now happening is for me...priceless!

This is a short, non complete video however, you will get the gist of what Akaya is sharing. Having spoken to her on a few occasions I can confirm her to be a beautiful, articulate, young, brilliant, woman!

Truly a wonderful, spirit filled daughter of the most high Akaya Lee

Saturday, July 27, 2013

The TORAH Portion, Decimated Black Family, and the Deceived Church

This article is coming soon. What is going on in my spirit  will quite possibly be brought forward to represent the most provocative article of my blog career. Stay tuned

Friday, July 26, 2013

A Bittersweet Moment in Washington DC

I asked two men, one of whom was a Pastor if they knew why the moon went from a sliver to a full moon and then back to a sliver? We were walking from the convention center having just attended the main event or the "Night to Honor Israel" There was a full moon illuminating the sky
One of the men answered: (Paraphrasing) "The light of the LORD is revealed when a person accepts Jesus. God uses the moon to show how that light increases as their walk with him increases and as they become more and more involved with their faith. The light of the moon recedes as the light of God grows in the persons heart. The moon represents this relationship"

I asked him if he was serious, thinking he was being sardonic or cynical, he was not. The other person mentioned the Blood Moons [having heard John Hagee address them throughout the last five days] of which I shared that Pastor John Hagee first heard of this from my Pastor, Pastor Mark Biltz. The Pastor corrected me exclaiming, "No, he heard of this from the Holy Spirit.

It was at this point that I stopped, discontinued my conversation with these two men because the abstract Biblical understanding that they had was truthfully, appalling to me! This was a common anguish for me over the 5 days that I was in Washington DC. I had the occasion to speak with several Jewish people who were shocked that I knew as much about the Old Testament as did they...More important was that I knew it from a non Christian perspective.

I only met one person who understood the literal Hebraic context of the Bible who was from a Christian back ground, JUST ONE!


His name is Lyndon Allen
I fell in love with this brother and hope to build relationship with him







Washington DC.....and Jeff Morton!

My flight arrived home at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport just after 10:00 PM. The flight home was thankfully, uneventful. During my travels yesterday from Washington DC to Memphis, and then onward to Seattle-Tacoma I thoughtfully considered the trip to the 2013 Christians United for Israel annual summit. Possibly the most amazing thing about this summit is that it happens at all, and, that it does so annually with now 1.3 million + members across the United States of America as well as Internationally.  I am one of those members and stand behind what Pastor John Hagee set out to accomplish some 25 years ago.

Overall, I thought the summit was extraordinarily well done. When I entered the Walter E Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC the first day I was markedly impressed with how well organized, professional, and coordinated the event was. The entire facility was draped with Christians United for Israel placards, flags and banners. The security and staff were exceptional. I truly could not have been more impressed with the presentation. I have no idea how many people ultimately converged on Washington DC for this summit but in the main events I would estimate possibly 5, or perhaps even 6000 people were gathered.
In one hall there was a beautifully placed, Wall of Remembrance" Pictures of those killed by terrorism along with their names and stories stretched virtually the length of the corridor....I understand the lie that is so promoted around the world. I saw the consequence of this lie that our college campus have embraced. The people whose lives were taken were of every race, every culture and every age. I stood at this wall for  possibly two maybe three hours reading about those who died because of hate.

There were so many highlights to this trip, so much to take in. I met some incredible people from across this nation. I had the good pleasure of speaking with several Jewish people. A particular family stood out who were not even a part of the conference. Theses folks were visiting Washington DC. Two of the young people from our ministry were wearing the CUFI T-Shirts when, while at the White House taking pictures, the  father of this Jewish family living in Israel asked, "Your T-Shirt, what is this? We shared with him why we were there. His appreciation ingratiated us into a wonderful moment with he and his wife and their two children. The son was celebrating his bar mitzvah! This was a very tender moment for me personally. The family was obviously touched by the support.


While traveling home I thought about how I was going to write this post. Their are bittersweet moments for me as well. I decided however, to not allow them to overshadow the last five days of my life. You can be sure that I will share several of them in the coming days but not here and not now.

We spent an entire day walking though the Senate and the House of Representatives offices speaking as constituents with our Washington Sate elected officials. We had several appointments. This was a first for me and possibly the most educational. Perhaps even more important is that our Representatives were very, very, [I mean very], appreciative that we were there. It was as if the reality for them to have us there [and those of their staff members] bothering to appreciate them for the work they do was almost unheard of!  I learned something invaluable...stay connected to the process. These people truly want to hear from the voters. This is branded into my head having never been one who sits on the sidelines. I saw the process and the desire of those we send to Washington. I was reminded of all of the teachers who virtually rolled out the red carpet for parents like me because...we involved ourselves with what they were charged with. The feeling was identical for me. I remember teachers almost begging the parents to be involved...sadly most were not!

We addressed several pieces of legistaltion now making their way through the House and in some cases, the Senate:
  • Stop Iran H.R 850
  • Stop the persecution of Christians H.R 301 (The Companion in the Senate is S653
  • Strengthen the US-Israel Strategic Partnership H.R. 938 and on the Senate side S462
For those of you who are not asleep please bother yourself to step up to the plate and call your congressman/woman or Senator and support all of the above. Kim Kardashian is not more important!
(If you are waiting for the rapture, I am not....do something in the meantime, duh!)

The news is reporting that the Lincoln Memorial was splashed with paint and now this monument is closed. I was standing in front of this amazing part of our history two days ago. I hope they catch the folks who did this, put them on a plane to Afghanistan and leave them with the Taliban.......

I am grateful for all of the support, financial gifts and overall love shown to me by so many, many of you that helped this trip happen. This was for me...Amazing! Seeing the history of Washington DC 1st hand, walking around this city while at the same time understanding it's historical, appointed purpose by our most gracious Creator was immeasurable for me. Next stop, Israel!

Friday, July 19, 2013

COMFORT MY PEOPLE

I stand with Israel and every Christian who understands our Biblical Mandate to stand with God's people.
As our Heavenly Father moves his nation back to full restoration and brings into GLORY the strangers who stand with what HE IS DOING....Please remember Isaiah 60 and to bless the Land of the Bible and those who he is returning to promise.

Father...I stand with your restoration of the House of Jacob and I stand with your people as the throne of David their King is restored via the Messiah...Let the nations sing praises to all of Israel  
Isaiah 40:10 "Comfort, comfort my people," says your God.

I Went Down a Pharisee but stood up, Billy Graham?

Before you read this, keep proper context: Abba, Father, Yahweh...NEVER changed what he told Moses or Paul (Rabbi Shaul) Not one time did YEHOVAH, God, contradict his instructions in order to accommodate Judaism or Christianity. His instructions always supported life. Please, read the following verse of scripture found in the book of Titus, I have placed three translations just below:

(1)Titus 3:9 AKJ But avoid foolish questions, and genealogies, and contentions, and strivings about the law; for they are unprofitable and vain.

(2) Titus 3:9 But abstain from foolish debates, from tales of genealogies, from contentions and from the contests of The Scribes, for there is no profit in them and such things are worthless. (Aramaic to English)

(3) Titus 3:9 Do not get involved in foolish discussions about spiritual pedigrees or in quarrels and fights about obedience to Jewish laws. These things are useless and a waste of time. (NLT)

(This is not that Pastor, illustration only)
While driving home last night from Portland, Oregon I was listening to a Christian Pastor, via my car radio speak about this single verse of scripture. His assertion was that the Law was not something Christians should even argue about nor should we even bother understanding "JEWISH" genealogy. I was incredulous as to how far he had taken this verse out of context and even more incredulous as to how antisemitic his conversation was as he totally and completely ignored the obvious.
The Pastor speaking was basically suggesting that Rabbi Shaul, a Jew who penned most of the Brit Chadasha or New Testament was telling Titus to not get into arguments about the Law and or about Genealogy with Jews.

Argue about Jewish Law.....hmmmmm?
(1) Psalm 119:1 Blessed are those whose lives have integrity, those who follow the teachings of the LORD. (God's Word Translation)
(2) Psalm 119:1 ALEPH- Blessed are those who are without blemish in the way and they walk in the Torah of Lord Jehovah. (Aramaic to English)
(3) Psalm 119:1 ALEPH. Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the LORD. (KJ)
Nothing Jewish about this verse found in the Psalms

According to the Pastor speaking, Rabbi Shaul was now a Christian and was sharing with Titus, a gentile convert to Christianity that the Law and Jewish Genealogy was irrelevant. "A convert to Christianity" Hmmmm....where does it say that in the book of Titus......? Rabbi Shaul never called himself a Christian nor did he toss out the Law, Teaching, or TORAH of God. On the contrary, he returned to it as a result of his encounter with God on the road to Damascus.

Jeremiah 44:10  is but one verse found in the scriptures about God's laws, teachings, or TORAH:
They are not humbled even to this day, neither have they feared, nor walked in my law, nor in my statutes, that I set before you and before your fathers.

Here is another:

Psalm 78:10 For they did not keep the covenant of God and they did not choose to walk in his Law.

ON THE ROAD TO DAMASCUS RABBI SHAUL RETURNED TO THE UNDERSTANDING OF THE TORAH, GOD'S INSTRUCTION, GOD'S LAW. He was telling Titus to not get into conversations with people who had not realized what God forced him to understand.....about what Moses knew, about what Jacob knew, about what Isaac knew, about what Abraham knew....about what Noah knew!

I went down a Pharisee and came up, Billy Graham?
Galatians 1:12  For I neither received nor learned it from a man, but by the revelation of Yeshua The Messiah.
John 5:46 For if you had trusted Moses, you would also trust me, for he wrote about Me.



QUESTION: How did Moses Know about JESUS?
QUESTION: When did Jesus tell any of the disciples to get rid of the Laws given to Moses?
Uh, excuse me Moses...but how did you know about God's Laws before he gave them to you?
Exodus 18:16 When they have a matter, they come to me, and I judge between a man and his neighbor, and I make them know the statutes of God, and his laws." 

So, the Pastor was saying the Law is no more and knowing anything about the genealogy of the Jews is vain and offers no profit....because Paul was now a Christian. 

Philippians 3:5 circumcised the eighth day, of the stock of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew of Hebrews; concerning the law, a Pharisee; concerning zeal, persecuting the assembly; concerning the righteousness which is in the law, found blameless.
Acts 23:6  But when Paul perceived that the one part were Sadducees, and the other Pharisees, he cried out in the council, Men and brethren, I am a Pharisee, the son of a Pharisee: of the hope and resurrection of the dead I am called in question. (Yup, the pastor on the radio would have us believe that Rabbi Shaul, standing before the full Sanhedrin told a bold faced lie.......?

Paul only had the testimony of the Messiah, the encounter with Messiah and the Old Testament as references. Much of the New Testament was not been penned. Therefore Rabbi Shaul or the Apostle Paul would not be cross referencing....HIMSELF: 2 Timothy 3:16 Every scripture is inspired by God and useful for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness,

So, if God's Law, his instructions, his TORAH is vain and offers no profit why did Israel get kicked out of the land twice and why did God burn down his house twice? If the genealogy of the Hebrew people mean nothing at all why did God include this information in GREAT detail.....?

I would suggest that the Pastor realize that Paul was saying don't argue about the Law...not that the Law is void. He was also warning Titus not to get into endless conversations with people who had not been restored.....returned to what Noah knew about....OUR GOD! Paul would not have known Benny Hinn but he would have surely been speaking about people like Benny Hinn and this radio Pastor. Seriously, he would not be saying as a Jew,  "Don't listen to those foolish Jews....duh!"

(Please, I am not throwing Benny Hinn or Billy Graham under the bus...I am suggesting that our understanding is skewed. Actually darn right deceived....hence the division of God's house which was HEBREW on purpose)

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Going Back to Sunday Church.

It was stated to me the other day, "Jeff, you don't seem to do as much teaching concerning the Hebraic understanding of the Bible anymore."

I thought about the question/statement for a couple of days. I will offer a brief response:

I have never been a Torah teacher per say, nor has it ever been my resolve to teach people. God showed to me possibly the most remarkable thing of my life namely, " To learn WHY Jesus was Jewish."

I now know him to be Yeshua and have reconnected him to the CULTURE that God established, via Moses, that he wanted for His son to be revealed through. The people that God raised up to present to the world the Messiah in the flesh is largely what the Bible is sharing with the world. I now understand that Jesus was in the garden, with Noah. He was also very much a part of Abraham, Isaac & Jacob.  He s through out the Bible while the New Testament records his presence via a virgin birth, perfect life, horrific death, and resurrection in order to redeem mankind. I recognize all of this is God's plan and that Jesus followed the laws of God perfectly and will rule and reign from Jerusalem very soon. Now, what is most amazing about what I just wrote is that their are layers and layers of information being revealed about all of this from Genesis to Revelations. As a Christian, I only new ONE layer.........
As a Christian I could not see the "kabillion" layers of what the Bible is sharing.

I did not know how the Old Testament was written or much about it at all. When I say, "HOW IT IS WRITTEN" many will think I am talking about the actually recorded books....NOPE I am talking about how God has shown to us exactly how he is doing everything, everyday and for eternity all of which is revealed in HOW the Bible is written. Virtually every Christian that I know is CLUELESS...totally and completely, and yes of course I will add remarkably ignorant (in the true sense of the word) about HOW God wrote the Bible via the hand of men.

I no longer want to struggle with closed mines and rejection....Most Christians especially Seminary Christians only know what they have been taught....To try to show them that what or how they know the Bible blocks them from the 98% of other information being revealed is a fight I simply don't want to have anymore.
I don't want to struggle with Black Pastors who have a degree in Roman/Greco Biblical studies about a very Hebrew people and a Jewish Messiah of which most are utterly and totally void of in perspective.

The messianic crowd has found another religion, I run from many of these groups. To see Jeff Morton chuck all of what Abba, Father has shown to me and return to Sunday church would be no different than watching a group of pink elephants crossing the surface of pluto...It will never happen!

What I can do is see what God is doing through his hand about the judgments coming to his house, watch the hell rising up against his people, understand the failures of his people to honor his commandments and covenant relationship, pray for the Christians, Muslims to be free from the Babylonian mind and try to do what ever God puts in front of me to do.....

Right now he wants to regather his family and to show to them who they are as opposed to who we are not. He is revealing more information in this generation then at any time in human history and he is asking his family to come out of the things that we have been taught that are useless and vain....That's what I am doing and I share what I am doing with whoever wants to hear.

I have thrown RELIGION of all kind...under the bus. Like Dr Russ Houck asks...."Will the family of Yahweh come together and stop fighting." If you are fighting over our Father and what he is preparing for his SON to do....then we are religiously divided......Is this not what satan has done to perfection?

According to the Bible Israel is about to go through hell with 2/3 of the population being destroyed...and the nations are about to be decimated as a result! Why are we fighting one another when this is looming just over our heads?
For me to chuck the deity of Jesus...(Yeshua, proper)... would be as crazy as if I were to also chuck who I am in the Father in order to be a sheep following Al Sharpton or any BLACK man because of the color of my DEAD skin. (Judaism that rejects my LORD, my salvation, is insanity to me!)

I also come against the tares`...people who promote themselves and not MY GOD!
I also have just been damned wrong a few times as I learn all of this....

Therefore, who I am is an "Un-Colored (racially) child of the coming Kingdom who has RETURNED to the Beginning so that I can better understand the end of a fallen world which will soon usher into creation the Eternal purpose of my Elohim, YEHOVAH!" this is what I will share with anyone who wants to understand what God has shown to me about WHO we are when grafted into his beloved...ISRAEL and become truly "Born Again" into that Kingdom

No offense intended however, if I did offend you It was not intentional....

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

The Tares and Eric Holder are one!

 Leo, I love you on this issue.....


As I watch the race "baiters" and haters, many of whom are black, prostitute the lie (for money) that America is a notch or two above Jim Crow or the late Senator Robert Byrd's inner spirit (prior to needing votes) I keep countering against this lunacy! I am going to do so again, Jeff Morton style!

Eric Holder comes out and defaces all of us who he apparently thinks do not exist. Yes we exist and we don't believe what you are espousing. The top prosecutor of the land is insinuating to people that being black in America is a detriment and racial profiling is still a problem. Eric holder is a black American...who stood before a room full of other black Americans and made no sense what so ever as the first black United States Attorney General. The Oxymoron of this year, 2013 occurred yesterday.

[If Jay-Z and his wife Beyonce were on a plane with 10 Arab men sitting in the back acting a little bit strange...there would be two profiling Negros on board that plane...Umm hmmm, ya'll know I ain't making this up (or they would get off the plane because of their celebrity)] Well, I would too if I was on board with a bunch of them NAACP folks!

The contradictions alone should be clues to what Eric Holder is doing

America is so far down the road from what this man was saying one would wonder if he made Attorney General because of affirmative action. Betcha he would not claim to be an affirmative action baby!! He, like Barack Obama spoke about their fathers....Okay, no problem here but he did not talk about all of the absent fathers in the black community. Nor did he talk about the black on black killings, murders, war zones within the ghettos that his party has not done one damned thing about in over 50 years. I listened to another democrat minded person go out of his way to make absolutely no sense at all as he fueled the racial sin of mankind. 

So, the first top prosecutor of the land wants to change the law......Why not instead talk about personal responsibility, gang violence, and fatherless children. Or why not talk about how black leadership ducks and covers when the issue of Detroit comes up! The black community that celebrates this man is embarrassing!

What a puke! (Abba, Father forgive me but My LORD...this is what the tares look and act like and I have to live with them) He also insinuated that WHITE people are hell bent on screwing people out of the right to vote and yet we are finding out that the administration that he serves, cause he sure as hell ain't serving me, went out of it's way to stop conservative voters. And the Republican's are bad, very bad...No Eric, just very stupid and they keep getting dumber, and dumber!

Yahweh will separate the Tares from the Wheat...The tares are bundled up and feed to the fire and the Byrds....I mean birds:
Matthew 13:30 Let both grow together until the harvest and in the time of the harvest, I shall say to the reapers, “Select out the tares first and bind them into bundles to burn, but gather the wheat to my granary.”'

Luke 17:33-37 
 Whoever seeks to keep his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life will preserve it.  I tell you, on that night there will be two in one bed; one will be taken and the other will be left. There will be two women grinding at the same place; one will be taken and the other will be left. [Two men will be in the field; one will be taken and the other will be left.”]  And answering they *said to Him, “Where, Lord?” And He said to them, “Where the body is, there also the vultures will be gathered.”

Abba, Father has been showing to us what that will look like for centuries. Are you paying attention?

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Al Sharpton and Mr. Smith are the same person!.


2 Timothy 2:10-11 And in all the error of evil which is in the perishing, because they did not receive the love of the truth in which they would have Life. Because of this, God sent them the activity of delusion that they would believe lies.

2 Timothy 4:3-4 For the time will come when they will not listen to the sound doctrine, but, having itching ears, will heap up for themselves teachers after their own lusts; and will turn away their ears from the truth, and turn aside to fables.

Watching black America congeal over the George Zimmerman verdict is a bit like watching people plugged into a living, organic machine designed to keep them asleep or in truth, dead to what is really occurring. It reminds me of the movie the Matrix.....An entire planet literally plugged into a machine in order to produce energy for the machine that does nothing more than exist........It feeds off of the dead basically!

When I became a believer in the God of Creation, particularly when I got out of the coliseum mindset and begun to go to school learning about the Bible and not religion per-say, I was disconnected from a sort of matrix system. The same matrix system that now insights hatred and disparity in order to control a segment of the population for the expressed purpose of power..

The Matrix System is now energized because of those plugged into it. The machine/media is demanding more energy. The power is amplified therefore the control is solidified. The people supplying the energy are useful idiots not knowing anything more than what the system has created for them...They live in perpetuity plugged into a test tube constructed by a liar who does not want to be turned off!

However, freedom is just one umbilical chord away! Here, watch and you will see what I mean.

Neo becomes free. Once he awakens he is pursued and the real battle begins....


People like Al Sharton are part of the dream or the lie. People like me see him for what he represents. We also realize that those who follow Al Sharpton are not even fighting a real battle. We are unplugged!


Mr Smith only serves himself too!


Monday, July 15, 2013

It's a black, I mean stupid...Thang!


 
I see the devil orchestrating just about everything in this post and I see ignorance rolling out the red carpet for him to be successful once again

The following headlines are on the Drudge Report this morning:

America gripped by second night of fury...
Police fire rubber bullets in LA freeway...
Thousands pack Times Square...

CA protesters break windows, start fires...
Cause Gridlock In Midtown Manhattan...
'Every F**king Cop Is a F**king Target'...
MARION BARRY: 'Good news is Zimmerman will never be in peace'...
NY Giant: 'Doesn't Last Year Before Hood Catches Up to Him'...
Falcons WR: Jurors 'Should Go Home Tonight And Kill Themselves'...
Beyonce holds moment of silence at concert...
Celebs React...
Sharpton: 'Slap in Face'...
OBAMA: HONOR TRAYVON WITH GUN-CONTROL...
Justice Dept: Under Review...
*PAPER: Federal case would face obstacles...
**Lead Cop Told FBI Zimmerman Not A Racist...
Sen. Reid: 'This isn't over'...
Pastor delivers sermon in hoodie...
Will jury remain anonymous?
ZIMMERMAN: I WANT TO GO TO LAW SCHOOL...
Legal Team Sets Sights On NBC...

As I have followed the black communities reaction to first, the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, and secondly, the media hype that has played a much bigger role then even law enforcement, the politics that are festering over another race opportunity to divide, promote gun control, and showcase the Al Sharpton's of the world I am so saddened by the black communities lack of progress in the area of personal responsibility and accountability. Actually, it is to me rather disgusting!

I have heard several black folks cling to the fact that Zimmerman was told to stay in his car by a 911 operator. Had he of done this perhaps Trayvon would be alive today. Always promoting personal accountability, I would suggest that had Trayvon not approached a complete stranger and sucker punched him in the face he might not have gotten himself killed. If I thought someone was breaking into my house and the 911 operator told me to hide...Well, ya'll should know I would have loaded one into the chamber and went looking for the idiot coming into my house. Yes, I know Trayvon Martin was not breaking into a house.

For me, the latter presents the end of the discussion.

The media initially put out across the nation a picture of Trayvon when he was 13 years old. Many a black teenager will face a judge today for violence and or killing someone across this country, and some of them are  actually 13 years old. Trayvon was no stranger to being a 17 year old problem to both his parents and community according to both the trial and police reports. The media portrayed him as a 13 year old innocent child eating skittles. In my mind, if a stranger is following you you try to get home or somewhere safe. Confronting an adult man and then proceeding to beat down this person...what child does that?

I would venture to say that a bunch of black parents have said to their sons, "Boy, you keep acting like a fool out their in them streets and you gonna git yourself in trouble!" Trayvon's parents have never had a reason to say this to their son, apparently. My momma use to say this to her five sons almost daily!

The police chief, Bill Lee was released/fired because he saw no reason to bring forth charges against George Zimmerman...Red flags should have went up at this point! Angela Corey, head prosecutor is indicted for allegedly "Falsifying arrest warrant and complaint." Hollywood jumps in the fray and makes its usually asinine and consistently stupid point of view....Added all together and one can only offer prayer for George Zimmerman. Our legal system found him not guilty. Okay, let's put this into words that parents understand. A bunch of mothers found George Zimmerman not guilty.

I have a son who did a foolish act whereby several police officers had to subdue him with guns drawn. He could have been killed. Our worst fear is loosing a child. Most get themselves into trouble because they don't understand the consequence. Trayvon Martin is dead because, he did not understand the consequences of attacking a man who had a legal right to carry a concealed weapon. George Zimmerman did not attack anyone. Moreover, he was the captain of a neighborhood watch. He was not sitting behind locked doors scared to death. As far as his intelligence, he hired a lawyer and beat the charge proving himself innocent. This is not Mississippi or Tennessee 60 years ago......and George Zimmerman is not a skinhead or white supremacist idiot

So watching the black community or in my opinion, the "Plantation Nation" rely on the pain of the past in order to over look the facts while shouting racism, racism is about as disheartening as was watching 90% of this segment of our America vote BLACK.  When I met my Lord and Savior I stopped being lost and I certainly stopped being colored.......

I understand why God created America and I understand how the devil has been allowed to racially divide the beauty of what God has made....Far to many follow the devil and they do so in the name of Jesus in my opinion, go figure?

This time an Hispanic man, born out of the will of Abba, Father was acting within the law, who obeyed the rules, and was not afraid to do the right thing for his HOOD has now become evil because a black 17 year old child made a bad decision that cost HIM his life......I think not. Trayvon Martin was not tied to a pick up truck and dragged through the streets, nor was he lynched


I pray that George Zimmerman, having been found innocent of all charges is protected by the God of Creation. I ask this as a child of the Most High, and a follower of Yeshua the Messiah, not as a black man lost to racial identification.........I left the plantation a long, long time ago!
Father, you allowed the death of Trayvon Martin. I pray too, that you up lift his family and that, who you are, guides them into an eternal relationship with you

Now the rest of the headlines daily declare that the world has gone insane as well, and that Yahweh will have to intervene soon, Really! We are about to ignorantly attempt to kill the entire world. Following self and or satan demands this sort of lunacy.
Matthew 24:22
Unless those days had been shortened, no flesh would have been saved. But for the sake of the chosen ones, those days will be shortened.





Friday, July 12, 2013

Killing My Joy!

If you read the articles posted on this blog most are not grammatically correct, proper punctuation, and proper sentencing are a myth to the overall quality of what I personally have scribed here. There are 1127 articles posted here. I have been doing this since 2007.

If a person were to sit down and read everyone that I personally wrote that individual would undoubtedly acquire a relative understanding about how the mind of Jeff Morton works. Why have I done this?

This is an easy question for me to answer, I love people! The Internet has opened up for me a collage of the world's talent and creativity. I marvel at what the human spirit can accomplish. I have seen some of the most unique, eye catching artistry, photography, and architectural brilliance pour out of the lives of people. I have read articles that capture the heart, take ones breath away, or leave you speechless and often in tears. I have gazed into the world from my computer and branded to memory some of the most exhilarating, spectacular moments of my life. I see people all over the world bringing forth this incredible gift we call life. I have said and will say again, "Each person represents the miracle of life."

I have seen the death, madness, and carnage that living disconnected from the miraculous produces as well. It would seem to me even more so that this sort of reality is over taking the human spirit. We continue to loose the unbelievable.
Steven Curtis Chapman wrote a song which stays connected to my spirit, Great Expectations:


Albeit, I continue to learn, to grow, and to release the pride that dilutes the soul, smothers the very spirit of God within each one of us. The journey continues. 

A friend shared with me a miracle. He said that he was asking the Father if the entire congregation would fall to our knees in worship and prayer to him. This happened last week at El Shaddai Ministries. My friend prayed this prayer during our worship service. As soon as he uttered the prayer to himself the Ministry leader asked everyone to get on our knees. I actually did not hear this but when I opened my eyes virtually all 700 or so people in our congregation were on their knees. I was one of a few still standing, I felt convicted. I was thinking, "Well, maybe I should get on my knees, or they will be getting up soon...I did everything except get on my knees. A simple thing really but, I was having a personal conversations with self..."Self, what should you do?" Moments later I felt as though I had made the issue about me and not my God. This is where the convicting occurred. 

Even in this I continue to hear my Father, "who art, all around us" whisper, "I don't love you in the way that you know love." I keep hearing in my spirit that through Mercy, Patience, and Eternal Grace have I loved you, all of you. He does not love us from a fallen concept but rather a perfect, pure, magnificence! 

With this in mind....I am tired of fighting with fellow believers. I am sick of the bickering and brokenness. The racial division among believers is beyond my ability to articulate. The pride that supports the worlds' religions is demonic...This is how all of us for the most part do anything. We are part of the fallen way which ejects holiness like a missile launched

I started doing all of this because YHWH showed to me something mind-blowing! I have been since 2007 shouting from my soul about this single experience. It is for me like knowing what is on the other side of the universe and trying to tell someone, anyone! I found others who had similar experiences and that is when the in fighting went to a level I had not even known in the churches. Returning to the churches would be the equivalent of asking Dracula to bite me a few more times, never going to happen! Being Messianic is like being rolled over by Jupiter in my mind anymore.....so much for wanting to know others who were sharing TORAH and reconnecting TORAH to the Gospels or God to God..."the oxymoron of human existence in my opinion!

I am convinced that religion is where the devil deceives virtually all of us. God knew just where to put him in order for us to practice choosing between life or death. The division among the most amazing, miraculous aspect of God's plan is overwhelming.....it really is! Far too many of us choose death. The people on this planet are broken in such a way that it truly will be God who repairs the breach, restores the people, all of us know this. We try to do our part in being in step with his plan but the hatred and brokenness of people is also mind-blowing. We get sucked into doing religion because we abhor relationships apparently?


More and more I just want to fade into the back ground......
My God knows that I am starting to not want to be out here sharing from the heart.....
The insanity is killing my joy! I am starting to miss my grand daughters more than I want to do any of this!

EVIL Surrounds the Heart "Human Trafficking"

The evil of human trafficking in Sinai

It was in the Sinai desert that the nation of Israel received God's law. Consequently we tend to think of the Sinai as a place of law-giving. Today, however, under Egyptian control, the Sinai (particularly the north-east) is absolutely lawless -- a place of law-breaking. Not only has al-Qaeda established a presence, but Bedouin criminal gangs and human traffickers operate with impunity.

The Egyptian government knows that the clusters of concrete buildings dotting the Sinai desert are being used as torture chambers by human traffickers. The traffickers relay their victims' agony to family members or diaspora groups via mobile phone to facilitate payment of ransom. Even when ransom is paid it is not uncommon to find that victims are subsequently sold on to other traffickers who repeat the process. Failure to pay will result in death by torture, including through the extraction of saleable organs. New York Times (NYT) estimates that some 7,000 refugees have been abused this way in the past four years and that 4,000 of them may have died.

The victims, mostly Eritrean (99 per cent), Somali and Sudanese refugees, include many Christians who have fled persecution in their homelands (see RLPBs 185 and 187, November 2012). Most of the victims were trying to reach Israel as the only nation that protects Christians and those fleeing persecution. Many have been kidnapped from the Shagarab refugee camps in eastern Sudan, home to tens of thousands of Eritrean refugees, and then transferred to the Sinai where they are sold to criminals.

Eritrean opposition groups are demanding that Sudan improve security at the camps. Chairman of the Ethiopia-based Eritrean Democratic Alliance (EDA), Tewelde Gebresilase, says human trafficking is carried out by a highly organised network that stretches from Eritrea to the refugee camps in Sudan and to the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt. It is a highly lucrative business, not only for the Bedouin, but for the Eritrean, Sudanese and Egyptian officials who are involved either directly or indirectly through taking bribes. According to intelligence sources, it is a major form of revenue for the corrupt and wicked regime ruling Eritrea.

On 1 April, Amnesty International (AI) released a report entitled 'EGYPT/SUDAN: refugees and asylum seekers face brutal treatment, kidnapping for ransom, and human trafficking'. (Index: AFR 04/001/2013). AI is appealing that Egypt and Sudan should 'make urgent and concerted efforts to stop asylum-seekers and refugees being kidnapped from camps in Sudan, forcibly transported to Egypt, and being severely abused in the Sinai desert'. Reporting on a typical case, AI writes, 'On 22 January 2013, two Eritrean women living in the Shagarab camps set out to go to church, but did not arrive at their destination. Camp residents believe they were kidnapped.'

Recently five Eritreans escaped from their captors during a fierce night storm. Whilst two perished en route, three made it to safety. Mhretab (27) is frail and heavily scarred. 'We had barely anything to eat or drink,' he explains. 'And we weren't allowed to sleep. If we did, they burned us. They scorched the skin on our arms or backs with burning plastic, or they burned us directly with lighters. They hung us from our feet and hit us. If we cried, they called our families and we had to beg them over the phone to pay for us.' By selling everything they owned and taking up a collection at church, Mhretab's family raised the ransom. But instead of releasing Mhretab, his kidnappers sold him on to other human traffickers. Lemlem (15) is totally traumatised. Wearing only a sweater, she asks the home owner if there is any underwear she can put on.

In another case, Ahlam (8) saw her 'parents' brutalised and other hostages murdered. On 12 March her captors put her on the phone to Swedish-Eritrean radio journalist Meron Estefanos. After recalling the horrors she had witnessed, Ahlam confirmed that the traffickers were threatening to take her from her 'parents' and sell her on to another gang. Fortunately for this family, they were released alive in late March after payment of ransom. Ahlam's uncle Adem, who had posed as Ahlam's father so he could stay with the women of the family to afford them some protection, has been hospitalised with serious torture injuries. Ahlam's father negotiated their release from Canada while claiming to be 'a distant relative in Saudi Arabia'. Ms Estefanos told NYT last year that Eritrean relatives sell land and possessions to raise ransoms. 'They borrow money from people, go from church to church,' she said.

This evil thrives because nobody is prepared to act against it. Egyptian President Morsi would say it is not in his interests to pick a fight with criminals who are hurting only non-Arabs and mostly non-Muslims anyway, posing no threat to him personally or politically. The Arab-supremacist, Islamist President Bashir in Khartoum, Sudan, would say the same. As for the Eritrean regime at the source of the problem, it is certainly not in its interests to see its refugees protected or its human trafficking revenues cut off. The whole situation would be totally hopeless were it not for the reality of the Lord of Hosts.

Please pray that the Lord of hosts who demands 'Let my people go,' will shake the Sinai and break the arm (the mechanism of action) of the wicked (Psalm 10:15), that his people might be delivered and law and order restored to the desert.