Copied from the sermon notes of Pastor Don Elmore
July 1, 2018
Scripture Reading: Deuteronomy 12:20-22
20) “When the LORD thy God shall enlarge thy border, as he hath promised thee, and thou shalt say, I will eat flesh, because thy soul longeth to eat flesh; thou mayest eat flesh, whatsoever thy soul lusteth after.
21) If the place which the LORD thy God hath chosen to put His name there be too far from thee, then thou shalt kill of thy herd and of thy flock, which the LORD hath given thee, as I have commanded thee, and thou shalt eat in thy gates whatsoever thy soul lusteth after.
22) Even as the roebuck and the hart is eaten, so shalt thou eat them: the unclean and the clean shalt eat of them alike.”
While the Israelites were in the wilderness, they did not eat the flesh of any of the clean animals that were used in role of a sacrifice. For the sacrificial animal was killed at the door of the tabernacle, and part of it presented to God and the priests as a peace-offering.
3) “Whatsoever man there is of the house of Israel, who killeth an ox, or lamb, or goat, in the camp, or that killeth it out of the camp,
4) And bringeth it not unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, to offer an offering unto the LORD before the tabernacle of the LORD, blood shall be imputed unto that man; he hath shed blood; and that man shall be cut off from among his people;
5) To the end that the children of Israel may bring their sacrifices, which they offer in the open field, even that they may bring them unto the LORD, unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, unto the priest, and offer them for peace offerings unto the LORD.”
The penalty for failing to bring the sacrifice to the door of the tabernacle was to be cut off from the kingdom. What exactly does that mean? Was the person forbidden thereafter to come near the tabernacle? Was he ostracized? Did all his family and friends eliminate all contact with him? Or did it mean that the person had to be executed? It probably meant the latter, as I don’t know how it could have been done when they were traveling in the wilderness.
But when the Israelites finally took possession of Canaan land, where many were given land that was a great distance from the one tabernacle and later the one temple, they might kill what they pleased for their own use of their flocks and herds, without bringing part of the sacrificed animal to the altar.
The unclean Israelite, who might not eat of the holy sacrificed animal, was allowed to eat of the same animal when it was only used as common food. The distinction between clean persons and unclean was sacred, and designed for the preserving of the honor of their holy feasts, and therefore must not be brought into their ordinary meals.
But who was a clean Israelite and who was an unclean Israelite? I knew the scriptures had referenced clean and unclean foods, clean and unclean houses, clean and unclean vessels, clean and unclean clothes, and clean and unclean spirits, but Israelites? Even priests of Israel were clean and unclean. This is a subject I never heard preached in a sermon.
Any Israelite could be unclean for a day, or seven days, or two weeks, or it could be for the remainder of his life. But it did have some dangerous consequences if the unclean person did not purify himself. How did he do that? In some cases, the water of separation had to sprinkled on him by a priest or another clean person.
Numbers 19:13: Whosoever toucheth the dead body of any man who is dead, and purifieth not himself, defileth the tabernacle of the LORD; and that soul shall be cut off from Israel; because the water of separation was not sprinkled upon him, he shall be unclean; his uncleanness is yet upon him.”
What if the unclean person touched a clean person? What if the reverse happened?
Numbers 19:22: “And whatsoever the unclean person toucheth shall be unclean; and the soul that toucheth it shall be unclean until evening.”
In both situations, the clean person became unclean by either touching or being touched by the unclean person. How was the Israelite made clean, if he was unclean?
One way was to first sacrifice a very rare, red heifer, which had no blemishes, was over two years old, had no defects, and must never have worn a yoke. It is probably true that up until the destruction of the Second Temple, ashes had been prepared from a total of only nine red heifers.
The very first red heifer was processed by Moses himself - as the verse states, “... have them bring you [Moses] a red heifer.” The second was done by the prophet Ezra in the days of the First Temple, and during the entire era of the Second Temple only seven more heifers were used for ashes. This was enough to provide for the nation’s needs for purification throughout all those years.
The process of purification would be that the priest would take his finger and sprinkle the red heifer’s blood before the tabernacle of the congregation seven times. While the heifer was burning, the priest would take cedar wood, hyssop, and scarlet, and cast it into the midst of the burning fire. Doing this procedure, the priest became unclean, which he would be until the evening.
But this cannot be done now. Why? Because you must have a:
Temple, (for the temple was destroyed in 70 AD),
A red heifer (for its ashes),
An unclean person, and
The Jews must be thought to be the covenant people of God, instead of the Israelites.
Could a red heifer born in Israeli or America bring about Armageddon? Big mistake: never underestimate the power of false religious faith to shape events, especially in the Holy Land. Especially right now.
A Christian does not need any of these things to happen. The death of the kinsman redeemer satisfied all the sacrificing of animals in the Old Testament. The red heifer and the temple is no longer needed in the New Covenant. Christ’s sacrifice lacks nothing. Reestablishment of the red heifer sacrifice could add nothing to it.
Christ’s sacrifice is better than the red heifer sacrifice.
Hebrews 9:13, 14:
13) “For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an [red] heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctifieth to the purifying of the flesh:
14) How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?”
A restoration of the red heifer sacrifice would be the re-institution of an inferior system and would nullify the benefits of the atonement of our Messiah. The cleansing of the red heifer sacrifice cleansed from the defilement of physical death. The sacrifice of Christ gives eternal life.
Hebrews 9:15: “And for this cause He is the mediator of the new testament [covenant], that by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first testament [covenant], they which are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance.”
The shadows of the old system have given way to the reality. Jesus’ sacrifice is superior to the red heifer sacrifice. Jesus is the fulfillment of the sacrificial system of Old Covenant Israel. Jesus is the cessation of the Old Covenant system. The sacrifice of the red heifer–or a thousand like her–can never equal the sacrifice made by our Savior on behalf of His kinsman.
But this fits in well with the Jewish/Jesuit/Roman Catholic view of Futurism of Daniel’s Seventieth Week. The Bible prophesies that Israel’s Third Temple will be built on the Temple Mount five or six years before the Battle of Armageddon and the Second Coming of Jesus. There are only two things blocking Israelie from building its temple right now—the political dispute between Israel and the Muslims over control of the Temple Mount and the birth of a red heifer needed for purifying Jews from contact with death. The Jews and the Palestinians are presently engaged in negotiations to resolve the political dispute and a rancher in Jewry is attempting to produce the needed red heifer. In the last twenty years, two red heifers have been discovered.
In the Old Covenant, how would an Israelite become clean? The priest would take his finger and sprinkle the red heifer’s blood before the tabernacle of the congregation seven times. While the heifer was being burnt in sacrifice, the priest would take cedar wood, hyssop, and scarlet, and cast it into the midst of the fire. While doing this procedure, the priest became unclean, which he would be until the evening.
Numbers 19:7: “Then the priest shall wash his clothes, and he shall bathe his flesh in water, and afterward he shall come into the camp, and the priest shall be unclean until the evening.”
The rest of the chapter informs us that a clean person who touches the body of a dead man, was unclean seven days. He was required to purify himself on the third day, and on the seventh day he would be clean. This included a dead body in war, or one dead by an accident, or even when the grave was touched.
After the red heifer was cremated, its ashes were put in a place without the camp in a clean place. Then, a few of the ashes were put in a vessel and then running clean water was mixed in the vessel. Then a clean person took a hyssop, and dipped it in this special ashes-water combination, and sprinkled it upon the unclean person. The unclean person cannot sprinkle himself or an unclean person either. It had to be a clean person who sprinkled the unclean. The sprinkler would then have to wash his clothes, take a bath, and then was unclean until just the evening.
And did you know that any woman who gave birth to a male child was unclean for seven days and who gave birth to a female child was unclean for two weeks? So much for equality of the sexes! But what if a woman had twins, a girl and a boy. How long would she be unclean? Would it be 21 days? What if she had four girls; quadruplets? Would she be unclean for eight weeks; 4 X 2 weeks or 56 days? I do not know.
If a person had a scab, the priest was required to check and see if it had spread. If it hadn’t spread, he would pronounce him clean. But if the scab had spread, the priest would pronounce him unclean. All garments that touched his skin would be declared unclean and would have to be burned by fire.
3) “But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints;
4) Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient: but rather giving of thanks.
5) For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.”
The New Testament has a lot of verses that identify who is an “unclean person”. In the book of Ephesians, we see that an “unclean person” will be without any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God. So, it is a very serious sin.
It is a sexual sin. It is an abomination to our LORD God. In fact, the Bible condemns this sin as:
A criminal offense,
A vile affection,
The result of a reprobate mind,
An action worthy of death,
Contrary to sound doctrine, and
Those nations in the Bible which accepted or were tolerant of homosexual behavior were judged by God and destroyed, and those who rejected homosexual behavior were praised. The Bible also established civil laws which made homosexuality a capital offense in Israel.
The Bible talks about Judah being infested with sodomites for several generations until they were taken away by King Asa. This was one of three cleansings in Judah of its sodomites.
1 Kings 14:24: “And there were also sodomites in the land: and thy did according to all the abominations of the nations which the LORD cast out before the children of Israel.”
1 Kings 15:11, 12:
11) “And Asa did that which was right in the eyes of the LORD, as did David, his father,
12) And he took away the sodomites out of the land, and removed all the idols that his fathers had made.”
Sodomites are unclean! The Devil’s leading religion in America, secular humanism, states its position concerning sodomy in their “Humanist Manifesto II”:
“We believe that intolerant attitudes often cultivated by orthodox religions and puritanical cultures, unduly repress sexual conduct. The right to birth control, abortion, and divorce should be recognized...the many varieties of sexual exploration should not in themselves be considered evil.”
The humanist attempts to camouflage the corruption of the sodomites, but God’s inspired, infallible, inerrant, preserved Word reveals their filthy sins as vile!
Isaiah 3:9: “The shew of their countenance doth witness against them; and they declare their sin as Sodom, they hide it not. Woe unto their soul! for they have rewarded evil unto themselves.”
- Marches: They no longer sneak around hiding like roaches and rats. They now march down the main streets of cities and towns carrying signs, declaring their sin as Sodom! This does not reveal advances made by the Humanist Sodomite liberation movements. It simply reveals how low-down the morals in this nation have plunged. When Sodomites start marching down main street it is like a house infested with roaches, where no effort is made to control or eliminate them!
- Newspapers: It is becoming increasingly more obvious that the news media in general is pro-sodomite! The Cincinnati Enquire constantly prints stories that are sympathetic about Pride marches, homosexual teas, and other perverted events.
- Politics: A few years ago a sodomite would not dare run for any office, and no political party would endorse anyone guilty of sodomy for votes. But now the Democratic party has. Walter F. Mondale cites party commitment to eliminate all laws, rules and regulations which discriminate against individuals based on sexual orientation. There is even now the candidate for governor of Colorado who is openly gay who is a potential winner.
- Pageants: Charlotte, NC fostered a Miss Sodomite America pageant.
- Churches: The Metropolitan Community Church is a Sodomite denomination:
“The Metropolitan Community Church, a nationwide denomination formed in 1968 by an ex-Pentecostal Holiness minister named Troy Perry. The Metropolitan Community Church now boasts 30,000 members in 170 churches.”
The Metropolitan Community Church openly denies that sodomy is a sin!
The boldness of the Sodomites in Judah was a result of and a testimony to the prevailing evil condition of the people in general. This is the same sequence that we are now witnessing in America.
Television: This has been one of the key instruments that Satan has used in brainwashing this wicked world into accepting Sodomites into its culture.
Look at all the organizations that are promoting or are tolerant of this perversion which is an abomination of God.
Major League Baseball:
The Cincinnati Reds gave away this hat on their Pride Night
June 8, 2018 was almost one month ago. The Atlanta Braves, Miami Marlins, New York Mets, Philadelphia Phillies, Washington Nationals, Chicago Cubs, Cincinnati Reds, Milwaukee Brewers, Pittsburgh Pirates, St. Louis Cardinals, Arizona Diamondbacks, Colorado Rockies, San
Francisco Giants, Baltimore Orioles, Boston Red Sox, Tampa Bay Rays, Toronto Blue Jays, Cleveland Indians, Kansas City Royals, Minnesota Twins, Houston Astros, Oakland Athletics, Seattle Mariners, Texas Rangers have either already had a Pride Night or will have one later in the season. 24 of the 30 major league baseball teams had or will have Pride Nights in 2018.
Rainbow-colored hats are the giveaway of choice for 11 Major League Baseball teams that have LGBTQ Pride games this season. The Blue Jays, Braves, Cubs, Diamondbacks, Orioles, Padres, Pirates, Rays, Reds, Marlins and Twins are all giving Pride hats to people who buy a ticket to their game. This is the first year the Reds are having a Pride night.
The Brewers, Cardinals and Dodgers have shirts with a rainbow theme, the Athletics and Mariners have wearable Pride flags and the Giants have a backpack. The other seven teams with Pride nights have not specified what, if any, their giveaway will be.
The Oakland Athletics gave away this Pride flag.
In Major League Soccer, the Columbus Crew, Chicago Fire and San Jose Earthquakes held their Pride nights, while the Philadelphia Union marched in that city’s Pride parade. In Portland, Timbers player Zarek Valentin wore a ribbon in his hair to raise money for LGBTQ youth groups.
In the WNBA, the Los Angeles Sparks held their Pride night, while the NBA’s 76ers marched in the Philadelphia Pride parade. The NHL’s Bruins participated in Boston’s Pride parade, the Capitals in the DC parade and the Oilers in the Edmonton parade.
Pro sports were rainbow-colored for LGBT Pride this weekend
The Dodgers wet rainbow on their logo behind the pitcher’s mound.
And then there are the American Amusement companies. Disney has had homosexual events for years. They invite LGBTQs to their fantasy world for a specific week each year. Now they are joined by many more. One joining the tolerance is King’s Island, located just north of Cincinnati:
Pride Night at King’s Island will be in a few months—September. And who is Shangela, who is giving the sign of Satan, and Ada Vox who are headlining Pride Night?
Shangela: D. J. Pierce is his real name. He is a drag queen. As an actor, he guest starred on network television shows like “2 Broke Girls,” “Glee,” “Bones,” “The Mentalist”, “X-Files” and more. He/She has appeared in films including “Hurricane Bianca” (2016), “Kiss Me, Kill Me” (2015) and the upcoming releases “Hurricane Bianca 2” and “A Star Is Born” with Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper. In 2012, he/she co-starred with Jenifer Lewis in a four-part scripted YouTube series called “Jenifer Lewis and Shangela.”
Pierce or Shangela continues to climb in notoriety. He/She has been named one of OUT Magazine’s “100 Most Compelling People” and in 2015 was featured on Forbes.com for his drag management company Say What Entertainment.
He/She has written and released music (including the smash hit “Werqin Girl”), performed alongside Miley Cyrus on the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards, co-produced the successful Werq The World tour as creative director and will tour his newest self-written standup comedy show “Shook” in 2018. As Shangela, he has performed on six of the seven continents, and has sights set on Antarctica next!
A native of Paris, Texas, Pierce graduated with honors from Southern Methodist University and currently resides in Los Angeles. He is involved in various charity work and remains a member of the SAG-Aftra Union (Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists).
Ada Vox: Adam Sanders from San Antonio, Texas was a participant on the “American Idol” television music contestant show. He was cut in the top 50 of the contestants on season 12. A couple of years later, he returned to the show as a girl, a drag queen, as Ada Vox, and sang and the judges all praised him.
Ada Vox impressed the judges on American Idol so much, they pulled a major move to get her to the top 10. After her performance of “And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going” from Dreamgirls, the judges were convinced to save her right after her performance, rather than at the end of the show. He/She clearly made an impression on the judges.
She’s a drag queen. She might be Ada Vox on American Idol, but when the wig and makeup comes off, Ada is Adam Sanders from San Antonio, Texas. At his/her audition, Vox revealed that he or she’s a waiter by day and a drag queen by night, performing at clubs as Ada Vox. For Sanders, who identifies as male and uses “he” pronouns out of drag, Ada Vox is an entertainment persona that he uses for performance, sort of like a character he plays.
For American Idol, he decided to perform as Ada on the show after multiple attempts at auditioning out of drag. “It’s not who I live as. I’m just a drag queen. I do this on stage for entertainment purposes. This is simply an alter performance ego, but it’s not who Adam is.”
Music was an inspiration after brain surgery. Singing became a big part of Sanders’ life when he underwent brain surgery to remove a cyst at eight years old.
“When I was in the hospital, my mom would sing to me. And when she would sing to me, I had this sense of healing and a sense of happiness,” he told the San Antonio Current. ‘That was the only time I would have relief from the pain that I was dealing with at the time.’”
The character was dreamed up three years ago. After seeing drag queens for the first time, Sanders became inspired to create a persona that fits his high-pitched singing voice.
Sanders auditioned for American Idol 13 times. He made the show in season 12 and she made it in season 16. He was cut in the top 50; she made it to the top 10.
Clay Aiken was the runner-up on the second season of “American Idol” in 2003. He commented that:
“Ada Vox is a star, and she deserves to be considered one of the most important television figures of the year. In an interview with Logo’s NewNowNext, she talked about the great responsibility of being a groundbreaker and a role model. ‘I am standing for something thatis so much bigger than myself,’ she said. That she has done, and I have no doubt it is what she will continue to do.
After ratings for ‘American Idol’ flagged and its pop culture influence diminished during its final seasons on Fox, ABC revived the show with the goal of producing more stars. I predict that Ada Vox will be one of the first ABC ‘Idol’ alums to achieve that stardom. With the exceptions of Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood, the ‘Idol’ alums with the most viable and lasting music careers have tended to be those contestants who didn’t win. Ada Vox will likely eclipse whoever the eventual winner may be, and I suspect her success will dwarf many of the careers of those of us who graced the ‘Idol’ stage before her.
Because of her willingness to stand in the line of fire for a cause bigger than herself, because of her ability to perform in a way that excites so many and because of her courage to live out loud and unapologetically ― even when she’s not the best singer ― she deserves it.”
A judge in Warren County, just north of Cincinnati, refused a 15-year-old girl’s request to have her name changed. She is a boy who is wanting to become a girl. Her parents and her doctor were in favor of it and are upset by the judge’s ruling. The judge said that she was too young for such a drastic decision. The parents said that they would appeal the decision and would keep on appealing until they got the outcome that they wanted.
A Russian television station offered to buy any queer a one-way ticket to California. There were a lot of people who came forward to take up their offer.
For the second year in a row, a transgender wrestler has won the Texas girls’ Class 6A 110-pound division. Mack Beggs, an 18-year-old senior from Euless Trinity High School near Dallas, entered the tournament in Cypress outside Houston with an undefeated record. He beat Chelsea Sanchez—whom he beat for the title in 2017—in the final match Saturday.Beggs is in the process of transitioning from female to male and taking a low dose of testosterone. He wanted to wrestle against the boys, but was not allowed.
It was his steroid therapy treatments while wrestling girls that stirred a fierce debate about competitive fairness and transgender rights last season. It’s been a lot quieter since last year, when his march to a state championship was dogged by a last-minute lawsuit that tried to stop him. The State says that each participant must fight under what his or her birth certificate says that they were born as; either male or female. Her birth certificate states that she was born a girl.
Anderson Cooper, son of Gloria Vanderbilt, is gay and has a male partner. The former CIA member and television host conducts his own show.
NY Senator Chuck Schumer embraces his daughter and her fiancée at the NYC Pride Parade.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) announced at NYC Pride that his daughter is engaged to a woman.
In a first for the franchise, the fourth season of Supergirl will introduce a transgender character. Supergirl, which just ended its third season, is behind a casting call for the show. They are specifically casting a new character, Nia Nal, as a transgender woman.
HOW MACY’S CELEBRATES PRIDE
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And then there was the protest of the sodomites at downtown Harrison and onto Harrison Park, Arkansas. Our friend, publisher of Hear Ye! Hear Ye!, joined the anti-sodomite protesters in a “Rally for Morality”.
Wouldn’t you think some other churches would come out to stand for Jesus the Christ and His law? No, some were willing to pray, but not to stand publicly.
But there was a very spectacular thing that happened after the anti-protesters left. We stood there, lining both sides of their parade route for 2+ hours in the hot sun and right after we left, it started to rain. We didn’t get wet and it soon rained in torrents. And then the hail came and the winds blew fiercely. The sodomites’ tents in the park were destroyed and then they huddled for protection under some little shelter they found.
God Almighty stepped in and spoke and moved much more effectively than we ever could have. The sodomites’ day was ruined and no one can deny that God Almighty stepping in and did it. Alleluia!
This all began last week, when a member said that Kroger’s was sponsoring Pride Day in Cincinnati. He made a couple of phone calls to them. Then another member added that she refuses to purchase anything made by Procter & Gamble for the same reason. At the rate it is going it won’t be long until every major corporation in the land will be tolerating this anti-God morality…wait a minute…maybe not Chick-fil-A or Hobby Lobby. And not the true, law abiding Christian.
To be continued.
Blessed be the LORD God of Israel.