Mistaken Perceptions

Christmas 2022

Christmas is Not a Biblical Holy Day No doubt many will be upset by this article as Christmas is one of their favorite holidays. However, Scripture is completely void of any reference to a celebration of Yeshua's birthday being commanded or even expected by Yahweh, and certainly not Christmas -- it is Yeshua's death and… Continue reading Christmas 2022

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The New Heaven and Earth

Revelation 6:14; 16:20 – “Every island and mountain was removed and disappeared; . . . and no mountains were found.” Revelation 20:11 – “Then I saw a great white throne and the One who was sitting on it. Earth and sky ran away from him and disappeared.” Heaven and Earth Pass Away Matthew 24:35; Mark… Continue reading The New Heaven and Earth

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The Meaning of Blood Moons and Tetrads

Matthew 24:42 – “Watch therefore: for you know not in what hour Yeshua will come.” Luke 21:25-28 – “There will be signs in sun and moon and stars . . . the powers of the heavens will be shaken . . . When these things begin to take place, stand up and lift up your… Continue reading The Meaning of Blood Moons and Tetrads

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Halloween 2022

Halloween is Not a Biblical Holy Day Halloween, or Samhain, is an occultic observance celebrated every year on October 31st by millions of children and their parents. Many have the mistaken perception that this is a Biblical holiday, but nothing could be further from the truth. Halloween is not mentioned in the Biblical Scriptures as… Continue reading Halloween 2022

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The Worm That Never Dies

Two years ago we looked at some Hebrew words that are translated worm, and determined that Yeshua called himself a specific type of worm, a tola worm [H8439]. The full essay on these discoveries can be found here: https://raptureparty.net/2020/10/15/worms-maggots-and-trees-revisited/ The Tôlâʽ or Tôlêʽâh Worm [תּוֹלֵעָה H8439] The Tôlâʽ or Tôlêʽâh worm is the female ‘Coccus… Continue reading The Worm That Never Dies

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Choose Your Consequences

This article may seem a little blunt to some, so let me start by stating a Biblical principle and patterns, then asking a couple of questions. The Biblical Principle: Deuteronomy 4:6, 17:6, 19:15; Matthew 18:16; 2 Corinthians 13:1; Hebrews 10:28; and 1 Timothy 5:19 all repeat the principle that to establish a fact requires two… Continue reading Choose Your Consequences

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Christmas

Christmas is Not a Biblical Holy Day No doubt many will be upset by this article as Christmas is one of their favorite holidays. However, Scripture is completely void of any reference to a celebration of Yeshua's birthday being commanded or even expected by Yahweh, and certainly not Christmas -- it is Yeshua's death and… Continue reading Christmas

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Yeshua’s Powerful Blood

Many do not understand that sin did not originate in the Garden of Eden with Adam and Eve. True, Eve was deceived and began to “be like God”. Her first sin was in misquoting Yahweh’s words to Adam (Genesis 3:2). Next, she takes it on her own authority to proclaim that the fruit is “good”… Continue reading Yeshua’s Powerful Blood

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Upon This Rock

Matthew 16:13-18 – “When Yeshua and his disciples arrived at Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, ‘Who do people say that the Son of Man is?’ They replied, ‘Some say John the Baptist, others say Elijah, and others say Jeremiah or one of the prophets’. ‘But who do you say that I am?’ he asked.… Continue reading Upon This Rock

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Does Anybody Know What Time It Is

Historic Calendars Throughout history many different calendars have been used. Most are familiar with the Julian/Gregorian calendar which most people use today to determine what day, month, and year it is, and to determine holidays and special events. The current Gregorian calendar is based on the rotation of the Earth around the Sun, and is… Continue reading Does Anybody Know What Time It Is

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Halloween Reminder

Reminder: Halloween is a stench in Yahweh's Nostrils Jeremiah 5:21 -- "Hear now this, O stupid, brainless people who have eyes, and see not; who have ears, and hear not." The true follower of Yeshua neither willingly opens a door for Satan and his demons to walk through, nor provokes Yahweh’s judgment. The true follower… Continue reading Halloween Reminder

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Halloween

Halloween, or Samhain, is an occultic observance celebrated every year on October 31st by millions of children and their parents. The celebrants put on costumes and go “trick or treating”. Some see this as a fun time for all, others see this as a night of demonically inspired mayhem. Such activities may seem innocent, but… Continue reading Halloween

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The Multiple Resurrections and Judgments

Acts 17:31 – “Yahweh has set a Day when he will judge the inhabited world, and do it justly, by means of a man whom he has designated. And he has given public proof of it by resurrecting this man, Yeshua, from the dead.” Resurrections Matthew 22:31-32 – “As for whether the dead are resurrected,… Continue reading The Multiple Resurrections and Judgments

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Scripture Quotes Others

We have looked at Enoch and how The Book of Enoch is quoted throughout scripture. We have looked at how Yahweh often reaches people out of the Biblical Canon box. This article looks further into how Yahweh uses quotations, references or allusions from other written or oral sources as a way to get the attention… Continue reading Scripture Quotes Others

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Nothing To See Here

For years we have been lied to. I am tired of being lied to. No, not just tired, livid. But take heart, many of the lies that have been perpetrated upon the people of the world are being revealed, as prophesied. Titans / Giants / Nephilim For years we have been told that the Sons… Continue reading Nothing To See Here

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Biblical Language Is Graphic, Part Three (3 of 3)

Parts One and Two of this three-part essay have dealt with Biblical examples of some very graphic language, and we asked “Why would the Bible include all that graphic, vulgar, often sexually explicit language?” We concluded that it does not use such language just to shock your socks off, but to shock you out of… Continue reading Biblical Language Is Graphic, Part Three (3 of 3)

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Biblical Language Is Graphic, Part Two (2 of 3)

WARNING – this article examines explicitly graphic language of the Bible, and is ONLY written to the warrior priests amongst us – the sensitive and easily offended can choose to stop reading NOW to avoid being shocked or offended. The Bible is not for sissies, pantywaists, snowflakes, the easily offended, or those who can’t handle… Continue reading Biblical Language Is Graphic, Part Two (2 of 3)

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Biblical Language is Graphic, Part One (1 of 3)

WARNING – this article examines explicitly graphic language of the Bible, and is ONLY written to the warrior priests amongst us – the sensitive and easily offended can choose to stop reading NOW to avoid being shocked or offended. The Bible is not for sissies, pantywaists, snowflakes, the easily offended, or those who can’t handle… Continue reading Biblical Language is Graphic, Part One (1 of 3)

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Yahweh Outside The Box

In the Putting Yahweh in a Box  article, we looked at several ways that people try to limit how Yahweh can reach or teach them. In this article, we will look at some of the ways that Yahweh outside the box has reached me, and perhaps many others. A long, long time ago in a… Continue reading Yahweh Outside The Box

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Putting Yahweh in a Box

Many people not only wish they could put Yahweh into a box – one of their own conceptions and limitations – they have actually, on a personal level, succeeded! The Faith Box James 2:26 – “Faith without actions is dead.” We’ve all heard the story of the man who was clinging to the roof of… Continue reading Putting Yahweh in a Box

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Missing Salt, Part Three

WARNING -- this article is blunt, to the point, and written to the warrior priests amongst us -- the sensitive and/or easily offended can choose to stop reading NOW to avoid being agitated or outraged. Matthew 5:13 “You are the salt of the earth. But if salt becomes tasteless, how can it be made salty… Continue reading Missing Salt, Part Three

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Missing Salt, Part Two

WARNING -- this article is blunt, to the point, and written to the warrior priests amongst us -- the sensitive and/or easily offended can choose to stop reading NOW to avoid being agitated or outraged. Matthew 5:13 – “You are the salt of the earth. But if salt becomes tasteless, how can it be made… Continue reading Missing Salt, Part Two

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Missing Salt, Part One

WARNING -- this article is blunt, to the point, and written to the warrior priests amongst us -- the sensitive and/or easily offended can choose to stop reading NOW to avoid being agitated or outraged. Matthew 5:13 – “You are the salt of the earth. But if salt becomes tasteless, how can it be made… Continue reading Missing Salt, Part One

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Who Are My Mother, Brothers, Sisters Revisited

Today it is imperative that one have discernment to determine who is a true brother, sister, or mother given how divided this world is becoming. That being said, let us look at the Bible to see what it says about this topic. Matthew 12:46-50, Mark 3:31-35, Luke 8:19-21 – “While Yeshua was still speaking to… Continue reading Who Are My Mother, Brothers, Sisters Revisited

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Name Calling Is A Biblical Fact

Psalm 105:1 – “Give thanks to Yahweh! Call on his name!” Psalm 147:4 – “He determines how many stars there are and calls them all by name.” Isaiah 43:1 – “I am calling you by your name; you are mine.” Older Covenant Name Calling for Evil Deeds Name calling, despite many vehement objections, is a… Continue reading Name Calling Is A Biblical Fact

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Yahweh’s Believe It Or Not

2 Thessalonians 2:11-12 – “Yahweh shall send them a strong delusion, so that they will believe the lie. The result will be that all who have not believed the truth, but have taken their pleasure in wickedness, will be condemned.” The above scripture is very familiar to many, and myriads of scholars have written countless… Continue reading Yahweh’s Believe It Or Not

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Nation Against Nation

Several passages in the Newer Covenant scriptures are often misinterpreted by readers of the Bible. Two of those passages are Matthew 24:7-9 and Matthew 25:32-33. Greek Words Actually Used Here are a few of the actual Greek words that are found in those verses: Nations: G1484 ethnos; a race, a nation, pural - the nations… Continue reading Nation Against Nation

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The 144,000 Witnesses Revisited

Revelation 14 says: Revelation 14:1-5 – “I looked, and behold, Yeshua was standing on Mount Zion.  With Him were one hundred and forty-four thousand, having His name and the name of His Father written on their foreheads.  And I heard a voice from heaven like the sound of many waters and like the sound of… Continue reading The 144,000 Witnesses Revisited

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Triune Patterns Revisited- The Pattern of Three

The Three Witnesses Scripture is filled with the patterns and images of three and multiples of three. The length of the ark Noah built was 300 cubits (Genesis 6:15). Noah had three sons from whom all the families of the earth were spread (Genesis 9:19). Yahweh walked through the carcasses of a heifer, she goat,… Continue reading Triune Patterns Revisited- The Pattern of Three

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The Place of the Skull Revisited

1 Samuel 17:54 – “David took the severed head of the Philistine, Goliath, and brought it to Jerusalem.” Ephesians 5:6 – “Let no man deceive you with vain words.” 1 John 3:7 – “Little children, let no one deceive you.” Additional warnings not to be deceived are given in: Matthew 24:4, Mark 13:5, and 2 Timothy… Continue reading The Place of the Skull Revisited

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Sabbath vs. Sunday Revisited

Exodus 20:10 – “The seventh day is a Sabbath to Yahweh your God. On it you shall not do any work.” Deuteronomy 4:2 – “Do not add anything to what Yahweh commands you, nor subtract from it, so that you may keep the commandments of Yahweh your God.” The seventh-day Sabbath command is repeated in… Continue reading Sabbath vs. Sunday Revisited

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You Do Not Know

Over the past four years we have taken a look at several Hebrew idioms to better understand the scriptures. In 2014 we discovered that the “heavens” refers to governments and rulers, and “earth” refers to the nations or peoples, most specifically to Israel’s leaders and people. We also discovered that the “sea” and “land” again… Continue reading You Do Not Know

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Lukewarm Laodicean Vomit Updated

In Yeshua's message to the church of Laodicea he says: “I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I could wish you were cold or hot. So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth.” (Revelation 3:15-16) Location, Location, Location Revelation references… Continue reading Lukewarm Laodicean Vomit Updated

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Instant Rapture Wrap Up

Ezekiel 12:2 – “Human being, you are living among a rebellious people. They have eyes that can see, but they don’t take notice; and they have ears that can hear, but they don’t pay attention.” You have heard it said by many Pastors, Teachers, and Biblical Scholars that “ There is no prophecy or event… Continue reading Instant Rapture Wrap Up

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Imminent Return-Part Three

In Part One we examined the assertion that “There is no prophecy or event that must occur before Yeshua can return for his bride,” and found it to be a false narrative because the dead must be raised first. In Part Two we examined the rest of the assertion “Yeshua can come at any time,… Continue reading Imminent Return-Part Three

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Imminent Return-Part Two

In Part One we examined the assertion that “There is no prophecy or event that must occur before Yeshua can return for his bride,” and found it to be a false narrative. We will now look at the rest of the assertion that “Yeshua can come at any time, he could even come before you… Continue reading Imminent Return-Part Two

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Imminent Return-Part One

Near At Hand The Greek words eggus [G1451 ἐγγύς], eggizo [G1448 ἐγγίζω], or tachu [G5035 ταχύ] mean at hand, near, or without delay – in other words: imminent. They are equivalent to the Hebrew word qarowb [H7138 קָרוֹב]. Imminent means impending; hence it could happen immediately, within ten minutes, ten months, or ten years. Imminence… Continue reading Imminent Return-Part One

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Slaves and Slavery

1 Corinthians 7:22 – “For he who is called by Yahweh as a slave is his freedman. Likewise he who is called as a free man is Yeshua’s slave.” What is A Slave Slavery and bondage, as far as Scripture is concerned, were not regarded as improper or unlawful, but were primarily an integral part… Continue reading Slaves and Slavery

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The New Marriage Covenant

Matthew 5:17 – “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets.” Many teach that the New Covenant replaces the Old Covenant, implying that the Torah has been made obsolete and we are under new rules now that Yeshua has died and been resurrected. This is a mistaken perception, or… Continue reading The New Marriage Covenant

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Angels

Throughout history there has been a fascination with the supernatural, and the role of heavenly or celestial beings. Every religion has it’s spirit beings. Heavenly beings are mentioned over 260 times in the Bible. Today, this fascination is on television, in magazines and newspapers, in books, and endemic on the internet. The internet is ripe… Continue reading Angels