This introductory verse (Leviticus 23:21) was talking about the holy day of Pentecost. The original Pentecost (meaning 50 days) was 50 days after Israel left Egypt. This day was a yearly sabbath. But doesn’t this teach something that most sabbath-keepers have never understood or read? There is a 48-hour sabbath every year!
Look at what the The Dake Reference Bible says about what this verse teaches us:
“Pentecost was an extra sabbath added to the regular one. This made a 48-hour sabbath at which time the weekly sabbath was changed to a day later for the remainder of the year, and until the next Pentecost” [emphasis mine].
In addition to this statement, the Dake Bible adds on Page 111, the following:
“The 7th-day sabbaths of Israel were changingsabbaths, being observed on two different days each year because of an additional sabbath being observed at Pentecost. If we suppose, for instance, that the 15th of Abib (when Israel left Egypt) which was on the Sabbath, was Saturday, then the 7th-day sabbath would fall on Saturday for 7 weeks, or until 49 days had run their course. The 50th day, which would be Sunday, would be Pentecost.
The next 7th-day sabbath after Pentecost would fall on Sunday, and so it would be until Pentecost of the following year which would change the 7th-day sabbath again. This time it would fall on Monday until the next Pentecost which would be 50 days after the first 15 days of Abib, as stated, or on the 65th day of that particular new year. Thus, there was no such thing as the sabbath always being on Saturday throughout the year, or perpetually.”
What was the religion of the Protestants that began and fueled the Protestant Reformation? Martin Luther and John Calvin were the two most famous reformers, but there were many more who did not reach the fame of these two. What did they teach?
Luther and Calvin were both writers as well as Catholic priests—who raised serious objections about the Roman Catholic Church. You can read what they believed four to five hundred years later. Luther was the author or co-author of the following books...
“Now these are the generations of the sons of Noah, Shem, Ham, and Japheth: and unto them were sons born after the flood. The sons of Japheth; Gomer, and Magog, and Madai, and Javan, and Tubal, and Meshech, and Tiras. And the sons of Gomer; Ashkenaz, and Riphath, and Togarmah. And the sons of Javan; Elishah, and Tarshish, Kittim, and Dodanim. By these [men] were the isles of the Gentiles [nations] divided in their lands; every one after his tongue, after their families, in their nations.”
Currently, the adult Sunday School class of the Fellowship of God’s Covenant People is studying from Dr. Lawrence Blanchard’s “Bible Mastery Boot Camp”. This video training program is based upon his Covenant Heritage Series of books, one of which is Book Two, Identifying Biblical Israel Today.
This lesson will be the first of a series of sermons that will glean some of the information that Dr. Blanchard has provided in Book Two, Section One: “Tracing the Migrations of the Israelites.” In this way, many who follow us on the web site can receive some of the benefits of the “Bible Mastery Boot Camp”, at least in the form of a summary or abbreviated version of it. We certainly endorse brother Blanchard’s work; and recommend that as many as are able to take full advantage of the “Bible Mastery Boot Camp”.
Genesis chapter ten lists how the nations were divided by the descendants of Noah. Noah had three sons: Japheth, Ham, and Shem. We read in our Scripture the list of Japheth. Verse 6 begins the list from Ham, and verse 21 begins the list from Shem. After each of these lists, the Scripture repeats, “…after their tongues, in their lands, after their nations” (or a close variation). Our reading of verse 5 was no different, except for the mention of the “isles”; or, as some translations say, “coastlands”, “sea-lands”, or “coastal peoples”, which is also appropriate. In this lesson, I want to talk about some of these isles.
Today, I will be a history teacher. The purpose of this sermon is to let everyone know why I believe that Judah “married a daughter of a strange god.” It is not to change anyone’s mind, for that is up to God. It is not to have a sermon for and a sermon against. It is a sermon that says: We agree to disagree on this situation. I want everyone to know why I believe that Judah married a Canaanite. If you believe this or don’t, well just let it go.
Genesis is the beginning. It tells of the covenant that God unconditionally made with one man. This covenant, the Bible tells us, was passed on to who was considered the firstborn. Who was Abram’s firstborn? It was Ishmael.
Now who does the Bible tell us who the covenant is confirmed to: Ishmael or Isaac?
Abram loved Ishmael his firstborn son. The Bible promises that Ishmael will be blessed of God, and will be fruitful, and will beget twelve princes, and will be a great nation, but God’s covenant will not be established with him.
Genesis 17:21: “But My covenant will I establish with Isaac, which Sarah shall bear unto thee at this set time in the next year.”
The Bible tells us that the covenant would be with the son of Abram whose name was change to Abraham, and Sarai whose name was changed to Sarah, not the son of Abram and Hagar. The Bible then continues in the story of who would be the next heir. Isaac had twin boys. Which one was the firstborn? When Isaac was 60 years-old, his wife, Rebekah, gave birth to Esau and Jacob. Which one did Isaac love? Or did he love them both equally?
An example of the importance of one’s identity is found in a Will or Trust. This is exactly the point of the Holy Scriptures! The Bible is divided into two sections, the Old Testament and the New Testament. A Testament is a Will that names certain beneficiaries. This point is never brought up in Bible colleges, yet this should be the context of any serious Bible lesson. No one seems to take seriously the proper nouns and pronouns used in the Scriptures, nor the names of the beneficiaries. Is this not crazy? This should be the first question to ask when interpreting Scripture – what is the context and to whom is the Bible written? The Bible is a Testament or Covenant so we should see it as a Last Will and Testament from God to His covenant people.
Our Scripture reading contains much we could talk about...
Israel (not the Jews) had been slaves less than a half-century previously in Egypt. Their God had led them out of Egypt in a very dramatic fashion by performing many miracles. He led them like a shepherd leading the sheep from Goshen (Egypt) to the Promised Land (Canaan Land).
But Israel failed to believe that they could conquer the giants who had intermingled into the family of the Canaanites living in the Promised Land. Because they believed this lie, they were made to wander till forty years had expired. Therefore, only two of the men of the 12 spies older than 20 years old, could enter the land west of the Jordan River. They were the only two men, Joshua and Caleb, who spoke for the Israelites to fight against the Canaanites. So much for democracy. Democracy failed. That was one reason that ancient Israel never had one—they were a theocracy and then a monarchy. Moses then died, being 120 years old, and Joshua became the next commander of Israel.
Joshua led Israel in conquering the Canaanites in the Promised Land. But even though the Israelites were strong, they failed to drive out all the Canaanites. Chapter one of the book of Judges tells us what happened after Joshua died. It first tells of the victories of Judah, the first tribe of Israel who fought against the Canaanites. The latter part of the chapter tells of Isreal’s failures: it names the tribes that were strong and didn’t have the courage to drive out all the Canaanites. If they had, they would have been a separate nation. But they weren’t. What happened next?
Our Scripture reading is a summation of God’s love story: Yahweh God is the Husband and Israel is the bride. There is a lot of Scripture in this lesson; but I felt it necessary, for the judeo-Christian world does not seem to be aware that such verses exist; and if they do, they are ignored.
If you were to ask the typical judeo-Christian to complete the phrase, “God is a God of ________,” nine times out of ten they would complete it with the word “love.” In this story, Yahweh is cast as the God of love. God’s love has been so often talked about in Christian circles that they really have a lopsided view of God’s character; and they do not know the love of God as well as they think they do. The purpose of this story is to reveal the true, one and only, object of God’s love. Only then, can one truly appreciate the love of God and how it is shown in your life.
Jeffrey Epstein was found dead in his jail cell at 7:30 am in the morning last week, according to police. He was under “suicide watch,” which was of course a designation placed on him roughly two weeks ago to set up the back story for what just happened. Jeffrey Epstein was murdered for the simple reason that dead men don’t talk. And Epstein had a lot to say that would have implicated Bill Clinton and dozens of high-profile global power brokers who happily raped young boys and girls that were provided by Epstein as part of his blackmail-based wealth creation scheme.
The Clinton Body Count is already about 70 dead; people who have mysteriously died after possessing potentially damaging information about the Clintons. Think about this for a little bit. From the two teen age boys who were supposedly killed by a train while they were lying down on the tracks in a drug stupor, to the suicide of Epstein, there has been about 70 others murdered in mysterious ways. Found dead in a car, killed in a plane crash, found dead after supposedly jumping off a high building, found dead at home with a gun shot wound, etc
This sermon will not be a study of the Book of Revelation. There is much symbolism and controversy regarding the meaning of the book. Of course, it depicts the great struggle between good and evil. The chasm between the good and the evil continues to grow larger. America needs a racial revelation to dissuade us from the current trend.
There are the various views of interpreting the book: Preterism, Historicism, Futurism, Idealism; and there are various combinations and mixtures of these systems of thought. Because there is controversy surrounding the book does not mean we should not read it. In fact, it is the only book in the Bible that grants a blessing to those who read, hears, and keeps the things written in it. That alone gives us more reason to take notice of this book.
In I Corinthians 9:27, what kind of example is Paul setting? What is he saying about the house for his spirit and soul? What does “keep under my body” mean? What is this “subjection” into which he brings his body? “Keep under” is translated from the Greek verb “to subdue. “Bring into subjection” is translated from the Greek verb “to enslave”, or “be a slave driver”.
There is a second witness in the Scriptures to our bodies being slaves. I am almost daily amazed at the understanding of God’s Word the men of King James appointment brought to the Authorized Version 1611. In Revelation 18 God’s servant John heard a voice from heaven list the Bible Biology.
Merchandise of Mystery Babylon. This list of merchandise begins with the most highly valued, and descends to the cheapest.
Revelation 18:12-13: "The merchandise of gold and silver, and precious stones, and of pearls, and fine linen, and purple, and silk, and scarlet, and all thyine wood, and all manner vessels of ivory, and all manner vessels of most precious wood, and of brass, and iron, and marble, and cinnamon, and odours, and ointments, and frankincense, and wine, and oil, and fine flour, and wheat, and beasts, and sheep, and horses, and chariots and slaves and souls of men."
The “slaves and souls of men” are dead last. “Slaves” is translated from the Greek word for body, soma. The Greek word “soma” appears in our English expression “psychosomatic” and “somatopsychic” indicating the soul-body connection.
This lesson is Bible Biology. In sharing this lesson together, our hope is we will be much more alert to matters of biology in The Scriptures, and we will have more of the mind of Christ in being good soldiers with these fallen bodies.
Compiled from the sermon notes of Pastor Don Elmore
July 21, 2019
Scripture Reading: 1John 3:10: “In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil: whosoever doeth not righteousness is not of God, neither he that loveth not his brother.”
there was the headline in the Cincinnati Enquirer newspaper on July 11, 2019 which said that Cincinnati’s Redeemer had died. Cincinnati’s redeemer…did Cincinnati have one? Was their redeemer a he, she, or an it? I quickly scanned the article and I found that they were referring to Marian Spencer who had died on July 8th. She lived from 1920 till 2019—99 years.
She was born in Gallipolis, Ohio, home of the Bob Evans farm which later became a restaurant chain, and she was descended from a former slave named Henry Walker Alexander. Her parents were Harry Donal Alexander and Rosanna (Carter) Alexander. But she grew up in her grandfather’s home, a freed slave with her brothers and twin sister and her parents. There was very little information available about her family tree, except for the fact that she was a mongrel. She was a mixture of Scottish, Indian and Negro seed. I couldn’t find out what ethnic group the Scottish man was, whether he was Ashkenazi Jew or not, or about what tribe of Indian—but that “if she had one drop of black blood in her, then she would claim to be black.” So, she called herself “black.”
She was named “Cincinnati’s redeemer” by United States federal judge, Nathaniel Jones in the 1970s.
The book of Hebrews was written during the last half of the first century. We do not know for sure who wrote this Epistle. The mention of Timothy (Heb. 13:23) has led some to think that Paul or one of his associates wrote it. Our friend, Bill Fink, an Internet C. I. teacher at Christogenea.com, believes Paul did write it.
The church of Alexandria appears to have been the first to consider that Hebrews was written by Paul or reflected his thought. Clement of Alexandria (c. A.D. 150-215) named Paul as the author and that he wrote it in Hebrew, but argued that Luke translated it into Greek. Origen (c. A.D. 185-253) concluded that the thoughts were of Paul but that the phraseology and composition were those of someone who was recalling the apostle’s teaching (e.g., Clement of Rome, Luke, or Priscilla). Most say it was written during the last half of the first century.
The Jamison, Fausset, Brown Commentary also believes Paul wrote it:
“The writer, though not inscribing his name, was well known to those addressed (Heb 13:19). For proofs of Paul being the author, see my Introduction. In the Pauline method, the statement of subject and the division are put before the discussion; and at the close, the practical follows the doctrinal portion. The ardor of Spirit in this Epistle, as in First John, bursting forth at once into the subject (without prefatory inscription of name and greeting), the more effectively strikes the hearers. The date must have been while the temple was yet standing, before its destruction, A.D. 70; some time before the martyrdom of Peter, who mentions this Epistle of Paul (2Pe 3:15, 3:16); at a time when many of the first hearers of the Lord were dead.” –JFB
As to who the Book of Hebrews was written to, there is plenty of confusion in judeo-Christianity.
Christ said he who puts his hand to the plow and looks back is not fit for the Kingdom of Heaven, and he who loves father, mother, daughter, son more than me cannot be My disciple, is not worthy of Me.
Don’t look back. It was a command. It was issued by a supernatural being.
Lot and his wife had 4 daughters; 2 married... and the sons-in-law mocked him. Lot would not have been able to take his daughters from them if they were already married. Had they had Lot’s grandchildren, I, being a grandfather, would have had those servants of God put their hands on them and remove them from the city also. Lot’s wife quite likely looked back longing for the other daughters, and she could have been longing for her home life. Ever try moving someone out of a place that they have been in for a while? It is not easy. Now Lot’s wife, because she looked back, was turned into a pillar of salt.
In Lot's wife's situation, looking back was irrational, it was also rebellion. Maybe it was not for her daughters (or merely for her daughters), but the life of Sodom, other friends, etc. It is hard to lose family, but when the choice is “life” or “death” and your death will accomplish nothing for the others, only a fool thinks death is something to be sniveled at or ignored. What if the others followed...? Her looking back was death and so she would have died, and the others would have had to leave her corpse behind.
Zoar was the smallest of the five cities that were on the same very fertile plain of the Jordan River. It was there where Lot begged the two angels that his family could go instead of into the mountains. As soon as they entered the city (minus his wife because she died when she disobeyed God’s command and looked back, and his two married daughters who remained in Sodom) the destruction quickly followed. The smoke from this fire and brimstone was so great that Abraham could see the smoke from where he was living which was in Hebron (Mamre).
Maybe Zoar had 10 or more righteous people living in the city? Maybe the 10 or more righteous individuals referred to each city separately not collectively? If it had, then it could have been spared by Abraham’s intercession given in Genesis 18:23-33. Anyway, Zoar continued for many centuries, not because of Abraham’s request only, but no-doubt also because it was not as ripe for judgment as the other cities. But Lot and his two remaining daughters did not stay in this small city very long. They very quickly left town and went to the mountains. All their cattle were destroyed—they were homeless and desolate.
This is the last of the series related to Paul as a Christian Identity Apostle. The Epistles to the Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians and Philemon are known as the “letters of Paul’s imprisonment” (at Caesarea and Rome). Today we will cover three of these letters: Ephesians, Philippians, and Colossians. There is a lot of Scripture in this lesson. It will not be a complete theological exposition of each book, but rather, areas of these letters as they relate to the racial issue. The purpose of this series is to explain C. I. basics to the judeo-Christian, because their churches will not touch the race issue with a ten-foot pole.